Movies like After Darkness 1985

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After Darkness (1985)
 4.7
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After Darkness (1985)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Switzerland, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: To salve his guilty conscience an elder brother removes his disturbed younger sibling from a mental institution after a suicide attempt and tries to bring him back to mental competency through one on one contact. Free of the institution he continues to be haunted by dreams of a lost twin and chants the eerie phrase "Do I stand before the king?" It is the elder brother that seems doomed to lose himself in his brother's insanity.
Style: psychological thriller
Plot: twins, obsession, schizophrenia, mental illness, psychiatry, sibling relationship, female nudity, suicide, male nudity, brother brother relationship, shower, pubic hair, twin

Most similar movies to After Darkness

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, psychological and realistic films with plots about obsession, mental illness, insanity, murder, female nudity, danger and psychopath mostly in Thriller, Drama and Horror genres. Some movies like After Darkness: Dead Ringers (1988), Unconditional Love (2012), My Sweet Killer (1999), Julie Darling (1982), Take Shelter (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.3
 40K
Dead Ringers (1988)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Elliot, a successful gynecologist, works at the same practice as his identical twin, Beverly. Elliot is attracted to many of his patients and has affairs with them. When he inevitably loses interest, he will give the woman over to Beverly, the ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: twins, love triangle, obsession, insanity, body horror, addiction, life is a bitch, losing-it hero, doctors and patients, family relations, murder, gynecologist ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, year 1988, year 1954, 1950s ...
Place: toronto ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Unconditional Love (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A psychological romantic drama about teenage twins Owen and Kristen who fall under the sway of a charismatic young loan shark who offers love to one of them but on one condition.
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, sexual
Plot: twins, siblings relations, obsession, family relations, dangerous animal, love and romance, older man younger man relationship, lgbt teen, gay interest, barefoot male, manipulation, male nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
My Sweet Killer (1999)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Charlie is an introverted person getting out of prison. He feeds in an apartment and starts dreaming of the woman who died in this apartment. And his fantasies of this woman getting worse and worse.
Style: disturbing, gloomy, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: mental illness, murder, crimes, losing-it hero, split personality, serial killer, misfit, drug dealing, mysterious character, deadly, friendship, doctors and patients ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.0
 486
Julie Darling (1982)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: West Germany, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A teenage girl whose inaction caused her mother's death arranges a similarly gruesome fate for her stepmother and brother.
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), fratricide, stepmother, terror, mother daughter relationship, prostitute, large breasts, lifting up dress, little sister, assassination plot, evil child, rape ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 7.4
 90K
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, sanity, insanity, obsession, schizophrenia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1986, year 2011
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.2
 690
Tattoo (1981)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Karl Kinsky, an unbalanced tattoo artist, becomes obsessed with Maddy, a model he meets when he is hired to body-paint several women for a photo shoot, making the women look like they have large tattoos. As Kinsky grows more obsessed with Maddy, he ...
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, kidnapping, nudity (full frontal - brief), tattoo, crimes, mentally unstable, danger, bondage, graphic violence, voyeurism, woman in danger, sexual content ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Night Caller (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: For 11 years, Beth's life is limited to working nights in a convenience store while her daytime hours are spent caring for her bed-ridden, bitter and abusive mother. All that keeps her going is a voice on the radio of a psychologist, Dr Roland. ...
Style: tense, serious
Plot: obsession, suicide, radio, schizophrenia, hallucination, nanny, murderer, dead mother, psychopath, listener, danger, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.5
 6K
Madhouse (2004)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young psychiatric intern unearths secrets about the mental health facility in which he works.
Style: scary, serious, psychological, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: psychiatry, mentally unstable, mental institution, mind game, murder, intern, ghost, investigation, supernatural, mental illness, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 33K
Bug (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A lonely waitress with a tragic past, Agnes rooms in a run-down motel, living in fear of her abusive, recently paroled ex-husband. But when Agnes begins a tentative romance with Peter, an eccentric, nervous drifter, she starts to feel hopeful again ...
Style: suspenseful, mind bending, psychological, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: paranoia, psychosis, conspiracy theory, obsession, couples, delusion, losing-it hero, drugs/alcohol, insanity, self mutilation, isolated place, motel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.7
 48K
Repulsion (1965)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In Roman Polanski's first English-language film, beautiful young manicurist Carole suffers from androphobia (the pathological fear of interaction with men). When her sister and roommate, Helen, leaves their London flat to go on an Italian ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, surreal, disturbing, scary ...
Plot: mental illness, schizophrenia, hallucination, repression, delusion, rent, loneliness, losing-it hero, unfulfillment, indoor, graphic violence, imaginary character ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 4.5
 256
Inheritance (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Inheritance tells the tale of sinister old lady Lillian Baker (Marjorie Nelson) & her kind hearted, good natured carer Abigail Nielsen (Jen Taylor). Abigail feels sorry for Lillian & does her best to keep her happy, however one ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, scary
Plot: afterlife, ghost, haunted by the past, supernatural, uncover truth, mental illness, supernatural ability, mentally unstable, danger, curses spells and rituals, golden years, schizophrenia ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Turn of the Screw (1992)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young woman is hired by a wealthy but sinister man to tutor his two children at the family's isolated estate. When the woman gets there, she finds that the two children are not quite what they seem to be--in fact, they are possessed by the ...
Style: serious, scary, mind bending, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, ghost, pursuit, possession, governess, danger, estate, gory, family relations, curses spells and rituals, isolation, supernatural ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, 1960s, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.3
 977
Mad Cowgirl (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A woman, who is dying of a brain disorder, begins a surreal journey which descends into violence.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, surreal, rough, serious ...
Plot: mental illness, obsession, sex addict, crimes, gory, losing-it hero, martial arts, siblings relations, tv show, family relations, hallucination, schizophrenia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.9
 1K
Addicted (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Two brothers get into a sudden tragic accident and they both fall into a coma at the same time. A year later, the younger brother Dae-jin wakes up believing he is his older brother Ho-jin.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, enigmatic, surprise ending
Plot: coma, obsession, supernatural, redemption, rivalry, twins, betrayal, mystery, love and romance, lookalikes, family problems, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 4.5
 270
Darkroom (1989)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Looking for revenge for past incestuous experiences, a slasher invades a lonely farmhouse.
Style: psychological thriller, twists and turns, surprise ending
Plot: blackmail, photograph, photographer, slasher, mental illness, father son relationship, plot twist, multiple murder, murder, extramarital affair, farmhouse, incest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Stonehearst Asylum (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Harvard Medical School graduate takes a position at a mental institution and soon becomes obsessed with a female mental patient, but he has no idea of a recent and horrifying staffing change.
Style: twist ending, twists and turns, gothic, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental institution, mental illness, mental patient, insanity, twists & turns, runaway, infatuation, doctors and patients, psychiatrist, doctor patient relationship, uncover truth, torture ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: england, usa, tuscany, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.9
 412
The Mafu Cage (1978)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two strange sisters live in a crumbling mansion, where they keep a pet ape, which belonged to their late father, locked in a cage. While one of the sisters seems to be keeping her head on straight, as it were, the other appears to be sinking further ...
Style: suspenseful, offbeat, serious, realistic, psychotronic ...
Plot: obsession, cell, incest, insanity, graphic violence, family relations, couples, siblings relations, mentally unstable, dishonesty, pets, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
They Look Like People (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Suspecting that people around him are turning into evil creatures, a troubled man questions whether to protect his only friend from an impending war, or from himself.
Style: psychological, tense, twists and turns, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental illness, paranoia, supernatural, demons, demon, axe, secrets, twists & turns, unlikely friendships, psychology, insanity, obsession ...
Time: 70s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Movie in collections
 3.5
 268
Craig (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Denmark, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: CRAIG is a lonely, somewhat awkward, young man trying to recover from losing his parents in a big fire. Besides a friend from childhood, in one go he looses everyone he cares about. The friend, Cliff, isn't of much use either. He has his own ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, suspense, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, cult, psychopath, vengeance, mental illness, crimes, danger, deadly, gory, split personality, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 3.5
 160
Sinful (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: An unhappily married young woman plots to steal the unborn baby of her single and pregnant next door neighbor by befriending her and waiting for the right time to act. Lilith is a young woman who longs for having a family and the perfect child. But ...
Style: psychological thriller, macabre, psychological, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: pregnant wife, female psychopath, husband wife relationship, insanity, murder, jealousy, obsession, motherhood, dangerous attraction, wanting to have children, danger, wanting a baby ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Blood of the Undead (1976)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A recently-married woman who has been labeled as mentally unstable, begins to suspect that someone close to her is the culprit in a sudden string of murders.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, scary, psychological thriller ...
Plot: psychopath, maniac, stalking, obsession, wedding, woman in danger, danger, mystery, losing-it hero, pursuit, murder, axe ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.8
 2K
The Fan (1981)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A record store clerk is an obsessed fan of an actress of stage and screen (Lauren Bacall). However when his letters are rejected, the fan strikes out at the actresses friends, then at her.
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, psychological, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: obsession, murder, obsessed fan, woman in danger, actor's life, stalking, mentally unstable, slasher, crime, danger, crimes, price of fame ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Haunted Airman (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 68 min.
Story: An injured RAF pilot, confined to a wheelchair is committed to an eerie hospital where he starts to loose his mind.
Style: rough, suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: paraplegic, world war two, military, war, disability, doctors and patients, isolation, battles, power relations, heroes, danger, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 986
Crazy as Hell (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A famous psychiatrist (Ty Adams) takes on the job of trying to cure patients at the Sedah State Hospital, run by it's folksy doctor (Sam Delazo). All this takes a strange turn when a mysterious patient (Satan, he calls himself) enters the ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, psychological, suspenseful
Plot: mental institution, mental illness, supernatural ability, doctors and patients, psychiatrist, video surveillance, devil, obsession, research, good versus evil, power relations, guilty conscience ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Deranged: Confessions of a Necrophile (1974)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 183 min.
Story: A man living in rural Wisconsin takes care of his bed-ridden mother, who is very domineering and teaches him that all women are evil. After she dies he misses her, so a year later he digs her up and takes her home. He learns about taxidermy and ...
Style: scary, serious, rough, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental illness, psychopath, violence, reporter, farmer, serial killer, cannibal, dead mother, necrophilia, murder, incest, crimes ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: wisconsin, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 3.6
 585
House of Dust (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: College students exploring an abandoned insane asylum accidentally shatter canisters holding the cremains of former mental patients. Inhaling the dusty ash filling the air, they're soon possessed by the souls once held within them. One is a ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, bleak, scary ...
Plot: mental institution, serial killer, psychology, buddies, youth, mentally unstable, crimes, supernatural, college, misfit, mental illness, obsession ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Single White Female (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Attractive Manhattanite Allison Jones has it all: a handsome beau, a rent-controlled apartment, and a promising career as a fashion designer. When boyfriend Sam proves unfaithful, Allison strikes out on her own but must use the classifieds to seek ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense, intense, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: obsession, violence, mental illness, psychopath, manipulation, lookalikes, wannabe, manic, manipulations, haunted by the past, woman in danger, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Living and the Dead (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A descent into Hell is triggered when "Ex-Lord" Donald Brocklebank finds that he must leave Longleigh House for London to find a way to pay for the medical treatments for his wife Nancy. Alone, his over-protected, delusional, adult son, ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, bleak, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: isolation, mental illness, terminal illness, family relations, life is a bitch, losing-it hero, parents and children, doctors and patients, schizophrenia, anxiety, domestic violence, overdose ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: disturbing, rough, psychological, serious, erotic ...
Plot: murder, danger, obsession, haunted by the past, dangerous attraction, supernatural, vengeance, ocean or sea, dark secret, female psychopath, curse, mermaid ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
A Man in Uniform (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Henry Adler lives in Ontario by himself, regularly visits his gruff and critical father, and works in a bank; he's also an actor. He finds new purpose in life when he's cast as a cop in a realistic TV show. He gets into the part, borrowing ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: psychopath, mental illness, vigilantism, anti hero, crimes, prostitute, anti heroes, losing-it hero, actor's life, tough heroes, bank, obsession ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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