Movies like The Attic 1980

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The Attic (1980)
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The Attic (1980)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A librarian devotes her life to caring for her wheelchair-bound tyrannical father after being stood up at altar. She fantasizes his death and finds joy only with her pet monkey. When the monkey disappears, a shocking past is revealed.
Style: scary, psychological, tense, mind bending, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, psychotronic ...
Plot: family relations, murder, attic, crimes, vengeance, psychopath, disability, parents and children, life is a bitch, pets, mystery, family life, human nature, couples, introspection, deadly, adult virgin, strong female character, monkey, party, loneliness, money, suicidal, sailor, friendship ...
Time: 70s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, scary and realistic films with plots about murder, deadly, family relations, psychopath, crimes, violence and serial killer mostly in Thriller, Drama and Horror genres. Some movies like The Attic: The Killing Kind (1973), The Corpse (1971), The Baby (1973), Bad Ronald (1974), Ed Gein (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Killing Kind (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Young Terry Lambert returns home from serving a prison term for a gang-rape he was forced to participate in. He seeks revenge on his lawyer and the girl who framed him. But his real problem is his overbearing mother, whose boarding house he resides ...
Style: rough, disturbing, suspenseful, tense, scary ...
Plot: mentally unstable, psychopath, sexual abuse, nudity (full frontal - brief), strong sexual content, strong violent content, deadly, crimes, life is a bitch, serial killer, danger, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
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95%
 5.2
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The Corpse (1971)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A mother and daughter hatch a scheme to murder their family's domineering and sadistic patriarch.
Style: bleak, disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: family relations, murder, crimes, ghost, couples, boarding school, graphic violence, crime, rivalry, parents and children, infidelity, afterlife ...
Time: 70s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.1
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The Baby (1973)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A social worker who recently lost her husband investigates the strange Wadsworth family. The Wadsworths might not seem too unusual to hear about them at first - consisting of the mother, two grown daughters and the diaper-clad, bottle-sucking baby. ...
Style: sexual, suspenseful, offbeat, rough, serious ...
Plot: brother sister incest, mind game, psychopath, family relations, mental illness, baby, social worker, parents and children, siblings relations, voyeurism, violence spree, custody ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 6.8
 2K
Bad Ronald (1974)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A shy teenager accidentally kills a mocking peer, and his mother helps him hide in a spare room in their house. Problems arise when the mother goes for an operation and dies, and the house is sold to a new family, with the teen still living inside.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense ...
Plot: murder, voyeur, psychopath, hidden room, secret, mental illness, teenager, voyeurism, death of mother, mysterious character, social misfits, crimes ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Two aging film actresses live as virtual recluses in an old Hollywood mansion. Jane Hudson, a successful child star, cares for her crippled sister Blanche, whose career in later years eclipsed that of Jane. Now the two live together, their ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, twist ending, atmospheric ...
Plot: mental illness, hollywood, old mansion, kidnapping, murder, jealousy, family relations, actress, newspaper, pianist, forgery, brat ...
Time: 1930s, 1910s, 20th century, 30s, year 1917 ...
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.5
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Ed Gein (2000)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The true story of Edward Gein, the farmer whose horrific crimes inspired Psycho, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Silence of the Lambs. This is the first film to Gein's tormented upbringing, his adored but domineering mother, and the 1957 ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, mental illness, insanity, arrest, domineering mother, deadly, life is a bitch, crimes, neighbor, good versus evil, family relations ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: wisconsin, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.1
 557
Natural Enemy (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: William McNamara plays a young man who was given away by his mother at birth, seeking revenge on her for abandoning him.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, adoption, parents and children, danger, crime, deadly, dishonesty, crimes, uncover truth, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Strait-Jacket (1964)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After a 20 year stay at an asylum for a double murder, a mother returns to her estranged daughter where suspicions arise about her behaviour.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, serious, realistic ...
Plot: axe, murder, mental illness, mental institution, mentally unstable, farm, bracelet, mother daughter relationship, serial killer, babies and infants, false accusation, countryside ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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The Messengers (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When the Solomons trade in the craziness of big-city life for the quiet of a North Dakota farm, little do they expect the nightmare that follows. Soon after arriving, teenage Jess (Kristen Stewart) and her younger brother see terrifying apparitions ...
Style: psychological, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, murder, countryside, death threat, mystery, haunted by the past, uncover truth, family in danger, family life, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: north dakota, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.1
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Willard (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Desperate for companionship, the repressed Willard befriends a group of rats that inhabit his late father's deteriorating mansion. In these furry creatures, Willard finds temporary refuge from daily abuse at the hands of his bedridden mother ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, macabre, atmospheric ...
Plot: psychopath, misfit, rat, humiliation, vengeance, workplace, obsession, danger, social misfits, mentally unstable, dangerous animal, boss and employee ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.6
 4K
Home Movie (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Reverend David Poe and his psychiatrist wife trade hectic New York life for an idyllic rural farmhouse; the perfect place for 10 year old twins Jack & Emily to run, play and imagine. Documenting this lifestyle change, David decides to film ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, scary, serious, realistic ...
Plot: killer child, found footage, twins, deadly, danger, crimes, family problems, siblings relations, family life, murder, cruelty, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Witch Who Came from the Sea (1976)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Anger stemming from being abused as a child drives an alcoholic's daughter to kill as an adult.
Style: rough, disturbing, psychological, serious, erotic ...
Plot: murder, danger, obsession, ocean, haunted by the past, dangerous attraction, supernatural, vengeance, ocean or sea, dark secret, female psychopath, curse ...
Time: 70s
Place: malibu california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Premature Burial (1962)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: An artist grows distant from his new wife as an irrational horror of premature burial consumes him.
Style: mind bending, bleak, psychological, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: coffin, obsession, tomb, death, fear, haunted by the past, eccentric family, mystery, crumbling marriage, mental illness, gothic horror, grave robber ...
Time: 60s, victorian england
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Possession of Joel Delaney (1972)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Manhattan socialite begins to fear for her troubled younger brother when he starts behaving bizarrely and he seems to have been friends with a backstreet murderer.
Style: suspenseful, scary, mind bending, serious, realistic ...
Plot: psychopath, murder, possession, ghost, domestic disturbance, supernatural, serial killer, losing-it hero, deadly, crimes, danger, religions or cults ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa, morocco, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Road Builder (1971)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The dreary existence of middle-aged spinster Maura Prince takes an unexpected turn with the arrival of young handyman Billy Jarvis, but there is more to Billy than meets the eye. Based on the novel *Nest in a Fallen Tree* by Joy Cowley.
Style: disturbing, sexual, psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, gothic horror, family relations, introspection, love affair, dangerous attraction, human nature, parents and children, estate, adult virgin ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Nobody Loves Alice (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Nobody Loves Alice is about Alice, a sad and lonely woman who always dreamed of finding the right person to be with...
Style: serious, rough, disturbing, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: slasher, rivalry, crimes, infidelity, vengeance, couples, deadly, gory, obsession, loneliness, violence, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Stepdaughter (2000)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After a childhood spent going from one abusive foster home to the next, Susan seeks revenge on the mother who abandoned her. Susan's search leads her to a ranch where her long-lost sister begins to suspect the beautiful drifter isn't who ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary
Plot: family relations, psychopath, female killer, life turned upside down, haunted by the past, parents and children, crimes, deadly, rivalry, adoption, farm, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Heart of Midnight (1988)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young woman who is getting back on her feet after a mental breakdown, Carol Rivers discovers that her late uncle has left her a rundown nightclub. Carol decides to renovate the venue, but, in the process, uncovers dark secrets about the club and ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary ...
Plot: nightclub, police, mental illness, haunted by the past, family problems, mentally unstable, life is a bitch, hallucination, female protagonist, rape, battles, crimes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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We Are What We Are (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In this reimagining of the 2010 Mexican film of the same name, director Jim Mickle paints a gruesome portrait of an introverted family struggling to keep their macabre traditions alive, giving us something we can really sink our teeth into.
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: cannibalism, rain, family relations, prayer, small town, gory, parents and children, siblings relations, crimes, missing person, deadly, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: delaware, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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May (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Psychological horror about a lonely young woman traumatized by a difficult childhood, and her increasingly desperate attempts to connect with the people around her.
Style: gothic, psychological, scary, suspenseful, dark humor ...
Audience: student film
Plot: mental illness, obsession, serial killer, loneliness, murder, cannibalism, destructive relationship, psychopath, blind character, insanity, female stalker, dangerous attraction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Scorned (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A vengeful widow is out to seduce the relatives of the man she blames for her husband's death.
Style: realistic, serious, surprise ending, tense, suspense ...
Plot: seduction, femme fatale, sexual relations, psychopath, manipulation, widow, dangerous attraction, family problems, crimes, danger, vengeance, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.7
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Marrowbone (2017)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young man and his four younger siblings, who have kept secret the death of their beloved mother in order to remain together, are plagued by a sinister presence in the sprawling manor in which they live.
Style: surprise ending, suspense, twists and turns, tense, scary ...
Plot: mental illness, brother sister relationship, murder, ghost, abandoned house, violence, secret, plot twist, love, attic, murder of family, sibling relationship ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1969
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Dead of Winter (1987)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A fledgling actress is lured to a remote mansion for a screen-test, soon discovering she is actually a prisoner in the middle of a blackmail plot.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, scary, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: woman in danger, danger, isolation, psychopath, deadly, crimes, missing person, insanity, imprisonment, twins, attic, audition ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Seeds (1968)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An angry, alcoholic matriarch tyrannizes her spoiled, grown-up children during an unwanted family get-together, where someone begins killing them one by one.
Style: sexploitation film, sexy, psychotronic
Plot: brother sister sex, murder, orgy, exploitation, handicapped, vandalism, bossy woman, widower, mother son reunion, barefoot male, villainess, injection ...
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62%
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Ben (1972)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A lonely boy becomes good friends with Ben, a rat. This rat is also the leader of a pack of vicious killer rats, killing lots of people.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, suspense, psychotronic ...
Plot: rat, death, violence, dangerous animal, friendship, animal life, danger, boy, survival horror, terror, invasion, exploitation ...
Time: 70s, year 1972
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Hamiltons (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The Hamilton's seem to be an ordinary American family, living in a small town in Northern California and dealing with the problems of everyday life. They've also been recently adjusting to the untimely death of their parents, but since ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, serious, scary ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, family secret, survival, slasher, twins, crimes, siblings relations, family life, kidnapping, gory, orphan ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Daddy's Girl (1996)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A girl's bright smile masks a psychopathic soul that will eliminate anyone who comes between her and her doting father.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, scary, rough, serious ...
Plot: school, evil child, murder, psychopath, father, crimes, family relations, deadly, danger, boarding school, childhood trauma, killer child ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.3
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Firstborn (1984)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Because he's the oldest, Jake has been the man of the house, since his parents divorce. When Mom starts seeing Sam, who always seems to be trying some new way to get rich quick, and declares he's the man of the house now, Jake puts up with ...
Style: suspense, realistic, serious, biting, tense ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, woman in danger, family in danger, school, family relations, single parent, chase, little brother, teenager, society, domestic disturbance, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.9
 12K
Joshua (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The arrival of a newborn girl causes the gradual disintegration of the Cairn family; particularly for 9-year-old Joshua, an eccentric boy whose proper upbringing and refined tastes both take a sinister turn.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: boy, child as adult, family relations, psychopath, child abuse, baby, manipulations, manipulation, family problems, parents and children, rivalry, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.4
 92K
Take Shelter (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Plagued by a series of apocalyptic visions, a young husband and father questions whether to shelter his family from a coming storm, or from himself.
Style: disturbing, bleak, atmospheric, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: paranoia, mental illness, nervous breakdown, delusion, nightmare, fear, family relations, dreams, insanity, sanity, obsession, construction worker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1986, year 2011
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%