Movies like After Darkness

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After Darkness
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Switzerland
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.
Plot: psychiatry, obsession, schizophrenia, mental illness, sibling relationship, psychological thriller, twins, twin, suicide, female nudity, shower, brother brother relationship
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Donnie Darko
Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
USA
113 min.
 8.1
The Silence of the Lambs
Crime, Drama, Thriller
USA
118 min.
 8.6
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Most similar movies to After Darkness

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, psychological, suspenseful and melancholic films with plots about mental illness, obsession, murder, schizophrenia, dialogue, insanity and brutality mostly in Drama, Thriller and Horror genres. Some movies like After Darkness: Madhouse (2004), Dead Ringers (1988), Stonehearst Asylum (2014), Marrowbone (2017), My Sweet Killer (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 5.6
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Madhouse
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: serious, suspenseful, scary, rough, psychological
Plot: ghost, gory, hospital, mental institution, mentally unstable, mystery, serial killer, slasher, investigation, mind game, psychiatry, murder ...
Time: contemporary
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 7.3
 34K
Dead Ringers
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
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: atmospheric, disturbing, psychological, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: obsession, twins, addiction, drug addiction, insanity, drugs, loneliness, losing-it hero, strong sexual content, hotel, drinking, psychology ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 1950s, year 1954
Place: canada, medical school, toronto ontario canada
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    User:   83%
 
Stonehearst Asylum
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: atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, macabre, serious ...
Plot: mental illness, mystery, obsession, mental institution, insanity, plot twist, twists & turns, secrets, psychology, doctors and patients, psychiatry, doctors ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: usa, medical school, england
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System:   75%
    User:   75%
 
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 6.6
 13K
Marrowbone
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain
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, scary, tense, suspense, non-linear
Plot: secret, attic, brother sister relationship, ghost, death of mother, murder, brother brother relationship, love, plot twist, family tragedy, murder of family, father ...
Time: 1960s, year 1969
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System:   72%
    User:   64%
 
My Sweet Killer
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: hospital, losing-it hero, mentally unstable, mental institution, mysterious character, serial killer, mystery, split personality, mental illness, mind game, murder, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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System:   68%
    User:   72%
 
Strait-Jacket
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: suspenseful, scary, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, mental illness, insanity, slasher, countryside, camp, revenge, mental institution, farm, police investigation, crimes ...
Time: 60s
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The Uninvited
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Anna returns home after spending time in a psychiatric facility following her mother's tragic death and discovers that her mother's former nurse, Rachel, has moved into their house and become engaged to her father. Soon after she learns ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, surprise ending, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gory, slasher, supernatural, paranoia, blood, sisters, ghosts, revenge, schizophrenia, murder, psychiatrist, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1986, 2000s
Place: new england, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   62%
 
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Doppelganger: The Evil Within
Genre: Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A woman moves from NYC to LA after a murder, in which she is implicated. She is followed by what is apparently her evil alter- ego. She moves into a room for rent by a writer, and he begins having an affair with her, but after some strange things ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, murder, split personality, strong sexual content, nudity (topless - notable), gory, mental illness, splatter, pornography, demons, immortality, sex ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   60%
 
 7.8
 41K
Repulsion
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, surreal, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental illness, loneliness, rape, insanity, paranoia, isolation, murder, surrealism, psychology, losing-it hero, sexual abuse, sisters ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   62%
 
 8.1
 674K
Donnie Darko
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After narrowly escaping a bizarre accident, a troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, psychological, clever, stylized ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: time travel, insanity, dreams, time loop, schizophrenia, parallel universe, imaginary friend, psychology, destiny, end of the world, social misfits, postmodernism ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, future
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   54%
 
 5.6
 717
Sister, Sister
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A congressional aide (Eric Stoltz) explores an old Louisiana mansion two kooky sisters (Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judith Ivey) run as a guest house.
Style: serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, psychological, gothic
Plot: murder, ghost, mind game, siblings relations, psychopath, swamp, mystery, dysfunctional family, isolation, who done it, woman in danger, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   56%
 
 5.7
 1K
Mad Cowgirl
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: serious, surreal, offbeat, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: losing-it hero, martial arts, gory, obsession, mental illness, deadly, clergy, looking for sex, siblings relations, tv show, crimes, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   63%
 
 7.0
 1K
Addicted
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: serious, suspenseful, psychological, surprise ending
Plot: ghost, supernatural ability, dealing with death, obsession, mystery, redemption, romance, couple relations, siblings relations, death in the family, family in crisis, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   53%
 
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 7.3
 40K
Don't Look Now
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After Laura and John Baxter lose their only child in a horrible drowning, they are greeted by strange sightings of her throughout their everyday lives. When two old ladies approach them in Italy with news that their daughter may still be alive, it ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, surreal, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: mystery, supernatural, death, serial killer, murder, hotel, haunted by the past, neo noir, strong sexual content, blindness, pornography, sex ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, venice, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   52%
 
Home for the Holidays
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: An ailing man summons his four daughters home for Christmas and asks them to kill his new wife, who he suspects is poisoning him.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary, mind bending ...
Plot: slasher, murder, stalking, parents and children, mystery, siblings relations, psychopath, woman in danger, pitchfork, violence, poncho, danger ...
Time: 70s
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System:   44%
    User:   39%
 
 5.0
 627
Separate Lives
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The e-cop Tom Beckwith has just quit his police job in order to study psychology. But his professor, Lauren Porter, is more interested in his criminology abilities than in his progress in psychology. Because of traumatic circumstances during her ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending, psychological
Plot: amateur detective, crime, mystery, mentally unstable, protagonist as suspect, split personality, legal investigation, obsession, manipulations, mental illness, psychology, police ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   48%
 
 6.4
 955
Buddy Boy
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An introvert relieves the tedium of caring for his invalid mother by spying on his neighbor.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, gloomy, sexual ...
Plot: hotel, mentally unstable, serial killer, obsession, mental illness, dangerous attraction, murder, voyeurism, psychopath, crimes, deadly, buddies ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   36%
 
 5.9
 34K
After.Life
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Following a terrible car crash, a woman (Christina Ricci) awakes to find an enigmatic mortician (Liam Neeson) preparing her for burial.
Style: psychological, bleak, twist ending, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: afterlife, mysterious character, mystery, supernatural, death, life & death, talking to the dead, dealing with death, danger, mentor, psychology, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   46%
 
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 4.9
 32K
The Roommate
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When Sara, a young design student from Iowa, arrives for college in Los Angeles, she is eager to fit in and get to know the big city. Her wealthy roommate, Rebecca, is more than eager to take Sara under her wing and show her the ropes. The two ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: obsession, college, murder, fashion, revenge, woman in danger, danger, rivalry, psychology, college life, mentally unstable, roommate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, los angeles, campus
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System:   38%
    User:   38%
 
They Look Like People
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, scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, bad ending ...
Plot: mental illness, paranoia, life philosophy, twists & turns, nudity (topless - notable), unlikely friendships, hospital, supernatural, psychology, mentor, relationships, storytelling ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   41%
 
 6.0
 3K
Nadja
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: This ultra-hip, post-modern vampire tale is set in contemporary New York City. Members of a dysfunctional family of vampires are trying to come to terms with each other, in the wake of their father's death. Meanwhile, they are being hunted by ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, serious, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: vampire, parents and children, dysfunctional family, pornography, deadly, adaptation, supernatural, sexualized violence, obsession, twins, nudity (topless - notable), dracula ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, tokyo
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System:   38%
    User:   34%
 
 6.7
 23K
Marvin's Room
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A leukemia patient attempts to end a 20-year feud with her sister to get her bone marrow.
Style: emotional, touching, talky, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, cancer, dysfunctional family, reunion, siblings relations, sisters, gangsters, family, family drama, family problems, hospital, eccentricity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida, ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   39%
 
 4.7
 246
Inheritance
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: serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, psychological
Plot: ghost, master and servant, mentally unstable, supernatural ability, afterlife, haunted by the past, mental illness, supernatural, golden years, uncover truth, curses spells and rituals, danger ...
Time: contemporary
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System:   36%
    User:   36%
 
The Silence of the Lambs
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: FBI trainee, Clarice Starling ventures into a maximum-security asylum to pick the diseased brain of Hannibal Lecter, a psychiatrist turned homicidal cannibal. Starling needs clues to help her capture a serial killer. But her Faustian relationship ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, psychological, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, crime, cannibalism, psychopath, psychology, brutality, mind game, murder, violence, special agents, manipulation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: maryland, virginia, usa, washington d.c., bahamas ...
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System:   36%
    User:   36%
 
The Sunchaser
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A young half-Navajo convict (Jon Seda) dying of cancer forces a yuppie (Woody Harrelson) doctor to drive him to a magic healing lake.
Style: road movie, tense, serious, realistic, harsh ...
Plot: desert, kidnapping, terminal illness, cancer, on the road, self discovery, hospital, crime, friendship, prison, mentor, life & death ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   36%
 
 7.0
 2K
Baxter
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A white Bull Terrier named Baxter is given to an elderly woman by her daughter. As time passes, the dog develops aggressive and murderous behavior in order to be adopted by another family.
Style: disturbing, serious, tense, macabre, dark humor ...
Plot: dog, violence, human nature, animal life, baby, obsession, french, runaway, greed, power relations, betrayal, existentialism ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   36%
 
 7.2
 4K
Hell
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Paul, an irritable and stressed-out hotel manager, begins to gradually develop paranoid delusions about his wife's infidelity...
Style: psychological, serious, gloomy, enigmatic, cerebral ...
Plot: obsession, infidelity, insanity, adultery, paranoia, hotel, marriage, mentally unstable, murder, psychology, crumbling marriage, art ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: france, europe, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   41%
 
 6.5
 12K
Maniac
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A psychotic man, troubled by his childhood abuse, loose in NYC, kills young women and takes their scalps as trophies. Will he find the perfect woman in photographer Anna, and end his killing spree?
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, scary, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gory, gore, serial killer, violence, vengeance, slasher, obsession, splatter, brutality, blood, murder, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, year 1979
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   35%
 

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 6.8
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Spider
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mentally disturbed man takes residence in a halfway house. His mind gradually slips back into the realm created by his illness, where he replays a key part of his childhood.
Style: atmospheric, surreal, psychological, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: mental illness, murder, schizophrenia, storytelling, memory, paranoia, surrealism, mentally unstable, insanity, spiders, psychology, psychiatry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, london, africa, britain, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   39%
 
 6.3
 344
Julie Darling
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Horror
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: terror, matricide, fratricide, psychopath, mother daughter relationship, obsession, murder, female nudity, rape, little girl, mental illness, lifting up dress ...
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System:   33%
    User:   30%
 
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