Movies like The Butterfly Room

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The Butterfly Room (2012)
 5.4
 2K
The Butterfly Room (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Ann, a reclusive elegant lady, with an obsession for butterflies, is befriended by the eerily beautiful young Alice. Using her seductive innocence, Alice establishes a disturbing mother daughter relationship with Ann. Lured into her twisted world, Ann soon discovers that she is not the only recipient of the girl's affections. Confronted by Alice's other lady friends, Ann's shock awakens a dark, hidden past, unchaining a spiral of madness: a series of brutal and bizarre crimes that Ann will have to commit to preserve her harmless and deceptive appearances. The only one who recognizes there's something unsettling about Ann, is nine year old Julie, her next door neighbour's daughter. With the inevitable curiosity of a child, Julie begins to explore the corners of Ann's apartment, discovering a dark secret hidden in the walls of the forbidden butterfly room. No one believes what she's seen except for Ann's daughter. Horrified, she realises that the fate of the young girl lies in her hands.
Style: twists and turns, serious, scary, realistic, psychological, adaptation directed by original author
Plot: obsession, parents and children, aging, murder, friends, haunted by the past, mother daughter relationship, double life, butterfly, neighbor, lie, collector, secret room, pregnancy, doll, stalker, insect, female villain, abuse, crimes, strong female presence, child in peril, serial killer, killer, murderer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california

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Most similar movies to The Butterfly Room

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, scary, realistic and suspenseful films with plots about deadly, murder, danger, crimes, serial killer, psychopath and obsession mostly in Thriller, Horror and Crime genres. Some movies like The Butterfly Room: The Neighbor (1993), Crush (2013), The Raven (2006), Summoned (2013), Wreckage (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Neighbor (1993)
Genre: Thriller, Horror
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young couple, Mary and John, awaiting a baby is in search for a house when they decide to buy that lovely old villa they found by coincidence. What they both do not know is that Myron, the owner of that villa and their new neigbour, is a dangerous ...
Style: suspenseful, mind bending, scary, serious, realistic ...
Plot: pregnancy, psychopath, obsession, dangerous attraction, home invasion, couples, murder, woman in danger, family problems, mind game, rivalry, domestic disturbance ...
Time: 90s, year 1943, year 1993
Place: vermont, usa
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100%
 5.6
 6K
Crush (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A secret admirer's crush on a high school athlete takes a fatal turn.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, sexy, slasher ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: obsession, high school, stalking, high school hunk, high school life, love and romance, stalker, secret admirer, youth, dangerous attraction, crimes, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 1.5
 556
The Raven (2006)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: As a child, Lenore was tormented by nightmares and obsessed with the dark poems and stories of Edgar Allan Poe. As the lead singer in a Los Angeles band, the adult Lenore (Jillian Swanson) finds herself, friends and colleagues haunted by a murderer ...
Style: slasher, scary, realistic, serious, psychotronic
Plot: serial killer, obsession, supernatural ability, rivalry, music band, haunted by the past, woman in danger, murder, showbiz, supernatural, afterlife, good versus evil ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 4.3
 1K
Summoned (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Follow three individuals who served on the jury for one of San Francisco's most high profile serial killer cases. Now someone, or something, is killing them off one by one.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, crimes, uncover truth, murder, mysterious character, haunted by the past, law enforcement, stalking, woman in danger, police detective, lawyer, riddles and clues ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 4.2
 1K
Wreckage (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Jared, Kate, Rick, and Jessica find themselves stranded in a wreckage yard after their car breaks down during a drag race. Meanwhile, the sheriff's office receives notice that a convict escaped from a local state prison. As the teenagers ...
Style: slasher, scary, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, escaped prisoner, murder, isolation, confined, crimes, buddies, redneck, car race, friends, graphic violence, irony ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 1.9
 305
Nightstalker (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Richard Ramirez, dubbed "The Night Stalker" by the media, a serial killer who killed somewhere in the neighborhood of 16 souls during his reign of terror in Los Angeles back in the Eighties
Style: serious, scary, rough, realistic, slasher
Plot: serial killer, crimes, murder, devil worship, blasphemy, gang violence, violence, satanist, stalking, rivalry, female nudity, drug use ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 4.0
 2K
Sutures (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A group of longtime friends converge on a fatal course with destiny when they cross paths with Alexander Tatum, a mercenary surgeon. He is a hunter with the keen skill of one who has also been hunted. Prey turned predator. The victims quickly ...
Style: slasher, serious, scary, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, police detective, murder, black market, crimes, police investigation, confined, survival, rivalry, law enforcement, escapades, captivity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 4.5
 1K
Knife Edge (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A successful Wall Street trader returns to England with her new husband and five-year-old son, but their new start together turns into a nightmare when they move into a country house which contains a terrible secret.
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, suspense, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, obsession, couples, psychopath, uncover truth, crimes, stalking, mind game, estate, murder, secret past, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Not Forgotten (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Set in a Tex-Mex border town, Not Forgotten is a classic psychological thriller about Jack and Amaya Bishop, a couple who must come to terms with their tortured pasts in order to save their kidnapped daughter. It is a tale taut with intrigue and ...
Style: scary, realistic, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns
Plot: abduction, strip club, parents and children, uncover truth, investigation, couple relations, missing child, family problems, secret place, family relations, crimes, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, austin texas, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 3.6
 724
Sick Boy (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sick Boy stars Skye McCole Bartusiak as Lucy, a young woman who steps in for a friend to take a job babysitting a young boy confined to his room due to a mysterious illness. Lucy begins to suspect the child’s mother, played by horror legend Debbie ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, scary, suspense ...
Plot: woman in danger, child illness, confined, parents and children, family problems, zombie, violence, murder, virus, killer child, domestic disturbance, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
In Their Sleep (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Sarah's life is in pieces after the brutal death of her 18 year-old son. One night, her car accidentally hits Arthur, a young man the same age as her boy who is running from a burglar. Sarah sympathizes with him and takes him in, only to be ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: home invasion, psychopath, crimes, haunted by the past, stalking, woman in danger, chase, murder, death of son, grief, isolated house, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Deadly Renovations (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When a small house flipping group discovers that their Hotel project may contain millions of cash hidden somewhere within, the project turns deadly.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense, scary ...
Plot: hotel, serial killer, treasure hunt, murder, money, graphic violence, bank, danger, deadly, drugs/alcohol, development
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arizona, usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, scary
Plot: psychopath, family relations, female killer, life turned upside down, haunted by the past, rivalry, crimes, parents and children, vengeance, farm, adoption, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.5
 982
The Darkroom (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A teenage boy befriends an escapee from a mental institution who sees visions of horrible murders being committed.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary, psychological
Plot: serial killer, murder, mental institution, mentally unstable, confined, crimes, mental illness, haunted by the past, escaped mental patient, nypd, mystery, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Horror Vault Vol.1 (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Denmark, USA, Australia, UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Nine short tales of horror filmed by various directors are presented together in one chilling volume, featuring enough killers, psychopaths and supernatural demons to satisfy the most demanding fans of human perversity and madness. Featured titles ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, psychological, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, crimes, obsession, split personality, fear, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, dungeon, holiday horror, parallel universe, irony of fate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.8
 3K
The Barber (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Eugene is a small town barber, beloved by the local community, but hiding a deadly secret. John is hunting for a serial killer not to expose him but to learn the business! They form a twisted bond and turn the town upside down as Eugene teaches John ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic, twists and turns
Plot: serial killer, mind game, obsession, murder, crimes, small town, investigation, hairdresser, empire, monster, buried alive, barbershop ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Soft for Digging (2001)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A man wanders into the woods in search of his cat and witnesses a murder
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: murder, afterlife, crimes, isolation, witness, haunted by the past, ghost, elderly man, very little dialogue, excavation, strangulation, forest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 4.0
 123
College Pranks (2018)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: College students are invited to play a game sponsored by a website. When students start the game in the mountains of Colorado, they discover that the stakes they are playing for are not just a cash prize.
Style: scary, realistic, suspenseful, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: survival, wilderness, youth, escapades, college life, disorder, computers and web, woman in danger, murder, crimes, violence, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 3.1
 2K
Escapee (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: While on a class observation trip at a local mental hospital, young psychology major, Abby Jones has a chilling encounter with high-risk patient, Harmon. She returns home for an evening of normal study with her two roommates unaware of the darkness ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, scary, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental institution, psychopath, convict, obsession, woman in danger, violence spree, isolation, track down, serial killer, murder, night, escape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Borderline Cult (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Three serial killers team up at the US/Mexican border town of Juarez and go on a killing spree.
Style: serious, scary, rough, realistic
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, law enforcement, confined, life is a bitch, woman in danger, tough heroes, brutality, mexican border, psycho killer, killing spree ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.1
 1K
Black House (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea, Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Jun-oh, an insurance claims agent, faces off with a client who he suspects of committing murders with the intention of collecting insurance premiums.
Style: psychological, serious, scary, mind bending, twists and turns ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, murder, insurance investigator, insurance fraud, psychopath, police, wound, investigation, cons and scams, obsession, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 3.8
 754
Junkyard Dog (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A gritty psychological-horror-thriller that delves the demented mind of a cannibalistic serial rapist who kidnaps his tenth victim in as many months on Halloween night.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, scary ...
Plot: cannibalism, serial killer, halloween, kidnapping, captivity, graphic violence, crimes, law enforcement, confined, psycho killer, cannibal, female fighter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 2.6
 491
Slink (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: In the rural town of Wickenhaven, a psychotic tanning salon owner is responsible for the disappearances of many young, innocent girls, while his wife, an exotic purse designer, is willing to overlook his evil nature.
Style: scary, realistic, serious, rough, psychotronic ...
Plot: mentally unstable, psychopath, countryside, couple relations, murder, serial killer, domestic disturbance, estate, cons and scams, nudity (full frontal - brief), murder of a nude woman, female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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The Paper Boy (1994)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A paper-boy murders an old lady only to lure her family from the city out to the country. As each day passes the paper-boy tries to make friends with the family. Once the family sees what a sicko he is, they banish him from their lifes. Then the ...
Style: psychological, scary, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: paperboy, obsession, mentally unstable, psychopath, family relations, homecoming, estate, stalking, small town, killer child, murder, serial killer ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.0
 8K
Unrest (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young pathology med student suspects that the spirit of a dead cadaver in the hospital morgue where she works is killing off all those who handle or desecrate the body.
Style: scary, psychological, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: hospital, ghost, murder, supernatural, haunted by the past, medical student, insanity, self mutilation, medical, autopsy, prostitute, erotica ...
Time: contemporary
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Fall Down Dead (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A metropolitan city is in the grip of fear when rolling blackouts bring out a serial killer dubbed The Picasso Killer. One night, in the middle of a blackout, seven strangers become trapped in an office building as the killer hunts for Christie ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, tense, captivating, slasher ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, suburbs, stalking, murder witness, murder, isolation, trapped, violence, crimes, empire, christmas ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 3.4
 383
The Choke (2006)
Genre: Thriller, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A band playing their final gig in a former meat packing factory find themselves being stalked by a psychopath
Style: slasher, serious, scary, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: rock, survival, rave, teenage life, crimes, stalking, murder, rock and roll, serial killer, teenager, rock band, van ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 4.5
 693
The Landlady (1998)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Melanie decides that one of her tenants would be perfect as her husband and decides to eliminate everyone who might interfere in her plans.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, psychological, scary ...
Plot: obsession, split personality, murder, disobey, psychopath, dangerous attraction, mentally unstable, dishonesty, blind ambition, spouse killer, stalking, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Hitchhiker (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Four young women driving across the desert to Las Vegas have their road trip turned upside-down when they pick up a handsome, seemingly-friendly hitchhiker. When their car breaks down near a roadside motel in the middle of nowhere, they find ...
Style: slasher, serious, scary, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: psychopath, on the road, crimes, confined, mind game, woman in danger, desert, isolation, murder, serial killer, hitchhiker, christmas ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 3.6
 207
The Sculptress (2000)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young artist follows her passion to study at one of the finest art institutes in San Francisco.
Style: psychological, serious, rough, mysterious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, obsession, mystery, dangerous attraction, mentally unstable, crimes, psychopath, murder, female nudity, woman seduces a man, supernatural ability, ghost ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%