Movies like Maniac 1963

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Maniac (1963)
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Maniac (1963)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The rape of his teenage daughter instigated a violent, maniacal retribution on the perpetrator for which Georges was incarcerated in an asylum for the insane. When a stranger enters a quiet, country town and is seduced by a sensuous married woman he unwittingly finds himself at the centre of a storm of sexual guilt and murder for which he has been carefully and surreptitiously groomed to take full responsibility.
Style: psychological thriller, psychotronic, british noir
Plot: painter, blowtorch, proto-slasher, teenager, maniac, horse, village, rape, fight, strong female character, prison escape, loneliness, police, firefighter, violence, investigation, hotel, rapist, mental patient, criminal, family relations, torture, love triangle, hospital, missing person ...
Place: france

Most similar movies to Maniac

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, psychotronic, psychological and serious films with plots about corpse, murder, screaming woman, blood, crying, secretly observing and screaming mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Horror genres. Some movies like Maniac: Murders in the Rue Morgue (1971), The Sweet Body of Deborah (1968), Hotel Fear (1978), A Quiet Place to Kill (1970), The Corruption of Chris Miller (1973). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Murders in the Rue Morgue (1971)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The story involves a series of murders in Charron's performing company, murders caused by various members getting doused with vitriolic acid. Turns out all the people killed have a common denominator in their past, one which has recently ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, mind bending, scary ...
Plot: murder, theater, serial killer, investigation, decapitation, psychopath, whodunit, buried alive, hypnosis, prostitute, police investigator, haunted house ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france, england, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Sweet Body of Deborah (1968)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young newlywed couple from America returns to Geneva to visit Marcel's home town. Once there he is informed of his former lover's suicide and in turn is subjected to threats that accuse him of being responsible for her death and further, ...
Plot: telephone call, screaming woman, bloody face, taxi driver, striptease, blood, barefoot male, apple tree, smoking in bed, man with glasses, camera shot of bare feet, love triangle ...
Place: geneva switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.5
 508
Hotel Fear (1978)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young girl and her mother run a hotel during the war. When the mother dies, the girl finds herself at the mercy of her sex-crazed guests. Soon enough, a cloaked figure starts killing off everyone that tries to harm her.
Style: gothic
Plot: hotel, switchblade, whodunit, voyeurism, looking through a keyhole, manipulation, crying male, overheard conversation, dance scene, narcissism, gramophone, nervous breakdown ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
A Quiet Place to Kill (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, Spain
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A race-car driver who's down on her luck is invited by her ex-husband's wife to stay at their plush villa. The two women form a bond, and it's not long before their mutual dislike for the husband culminates into a plan to kill him. As ...
Style: psychotronic, cult film, twist ending, sexploitation film
Plot: racecar driver, whodunit, teenage girl, singer, group of friends, shotgun, film within a film, hand bandage, female in shower, sunbathing, flashlight, secretly observing ...
Place: mallorca, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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The Corruption of Chris Miller (1973)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A serial killer uses a scythe to slash his murder victims--or maybe it's *her* murder victims?
Plot: serial killer, murder, love triangle, slasher, scythe, killing spree, screaming, single woman, dysfunctional family, sexual tension, sex scene, killing an animal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.6
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The Double (1971)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A man is shot in an underground car-park by a mysterious bearded man. As he dies he recollects the events that led him to this situation, including adulterous liaisons and jealous envy.
Style: neurotic, non-linear
Plot: mother in law son in law relationship, sex on the beach, murder, police, male objectification, shower, bare breasts, female nudity, man with glasses, teenage girl, flash forward, factory ...
Place: rome italy, morocco, north africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.8
 2K
Paranoiac (1963)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Simon Ashby is a wealthy psychotic who is is coddled by his aunt in their palatial mansion outside of London. One day, Ashby's long lost brother mysteriously arrives at the house, but events prove that he is an impostor, sent by Keith Kossett, ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: family relations, psychopath, aunt, suicide attempt, impostor, family problems, palaces castles and temples, siblings relations, deadly, dealing with death, rescue, crimes ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.2
 268
The Third Eye (1966)
Genre: Thriller, Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The young Count Mino live in a big, old castle together with his dominant mother and a maid. Mother does not want him to marry his fiancee Laura, which turns out to have dire consequences.
Plot: gothic horror, massage, being followed, bouquet, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, sister sister relationship, emotional abuse, class differences, gas station, dead bird, psychological manipulation, undressing ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Trap for Cinderella (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young girl suffering from amnesia after surviving a house fire that takes her childhood friend's life, begins a tormented road to recovery.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: memory loss, self discovery, life turned upside down, intrigue, female friendship, house fire, losing-it hero, false name, amnesia, murder, bullying, fire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south of france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.7
 161
Darkness (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A man leaves his busy city life for the peace of the country home where he spent his early childhood. His new life is soon disturbed by strange events.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, realistic, psychotronic
Plot: haunted by the past, reunion, countryside, race against time, homecoming, secret past, childhood trauma, old dark house, secret, hallucination, painting, changing the past or future ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1940s
Place: central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.4
 39K
Unsane (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A woman is involuntarily committed to a mental institution amid uncertainty as to whether her greatest fear is real or delusional.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, suspense, surprise ending, psychological thriller ...
Plot: mental institution, maniac, obsession, fear, mental patient, psychopath, murder, pursuit, stalker, mental illness, psychiatric ward, sexual assault ...
Place: boston, portugal, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Cutting Class (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: High school student Paula Carson's affections are being sought after by two of her classmates: Dwight, the "bad boy", and Brian, a disturbed young man who has just been released from a mental hospital where he was committed following ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, scary, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, opposites attract, slasher, woman in danger, murder, high school, psychopath, youth, crimes, deadly, profanity, graphic violence ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.6
 341
Goodbye Gemini (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Unnaturally close, jet-setting twins become enmeshed in the Swinging London scene, where their relationship is strained after they befriend a predatory hustler and his girlfriend.
Style: gay cinema, lgbt cinema, psychotronic
Plot: blackmail, twins, hustler, exploitation, bouncer, moving, investigator, housekeeper, gay sex, following someone, newspaper article, male male kiss ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Room for Rent (2019)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Lonely widow Joyce rents out a room in her house and becomes dangerously obsessed with one of her guests.
Style: enigmatic, suspenseful, bleak, suspense, dark humor
Plot: rape, age difference, female psychopath, widow, sexual abuse, rapist, sociopath, obsession, mental illness, loneliness, violence, socially awkward ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Night Warning (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Rejected by her lover, the only man left in Cheryl's life is the orphaned nephew she has raised as her own son. She'll stop at nothing to keep Billy with her. When her plans misfire, she is swept up into an insane frenzy that means death ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: orphan, slasher, obsession, high school, murder, psychopath, serial killer, investigation, child abuse, incest, coach, mental illness ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Signpost To Murder (1964)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: An escaped mental patient, reported to be homicidal, hides out in a woman's rural home. Director George Englund's 1965 thriller stars Joanne Woodward, Stuart Whitman, Edward Mulhare and Alan Napier.
Style: surprise ending, twist ending
Plot: crime wave, escaped prisoner, manipulation, blood on face, little boy, pretending to be someone else, band, knocked out, suicide by jumping, hostage, murder suspect, police detective ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Weekend Murders (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A large family meet at the family estate for the reading of their father's will. Each expects to be the recipient of a tidy sum, but apart from the local constable and a few other small awards to the help, the entire estate goes to the favorite ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: riding a bicycle, jealousy, sexual repression, killing spree, police inspector, doctor, drinking milk, police car, attorney, mechanic, rabbit, broken mirror ...
Place: scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Killer is One of Thirteen (1973)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The attractive widow of a wealthy lawyer invites to her luxurious house the thirteen best friends of her late husband, with the purpose of finding out if her husband's killer is one of them. But, over the next few days, a series of mysterious ...
Plot: murder, guest, stalker, house, whodunit, stabbing, cheating wife, pipe smoking, blackmail, investigation, screaming, gunshot ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Scream of Fear (1961)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A wheelchair-bound young girl returns to her father's estate after ten years, and although she's told he's away, she keeps seeing his dead body on the estate.
Style: psychological, scary, mind bending, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, investigation, father, mystery, uncover truth, mistaken identity, missing person, parents and children, estate, disability, deadly, loss of father ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, french riviera, cote d'azur, riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Bedroom Window (1987)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Terry Lambert is sleeping with Sylvia, the wife of his boss. One night, while in Terry's apartment, Sylvia witnesses a man assault a young woman, Denise, on the road below. Not wanting to reveal her affair with Terry, she keeps quiet. Terry ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: rapist, false accusation, legal, investigation, serial killer, infidelity, police investigation, murder, mind game, danger, femme fatale, obsession ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Murder in a Blue World (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Set in the future, the story follows a nurse who tries to bring her own style of relief to people condemned to die. Her identity is a mystery and she may not be quite what she seems.
Style: surreal, futuristic, psychotronic, cult film
Plot: serial killer, experiment, motorcycle, gay, sexual harassment, flashlight, breasts, nightclub, sexual abuse, model, computer, accident ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.6
 407
Madness (1980)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An escaped convicted murderer invades the cottage of a man, his wife and the wife's sister, whereupon he proceeds to torment this already dysfunctional trio with rape and violence.
Style: sexploitation film, psychotronic, cult film
Plot: rape, home invasion, murder, bound and gagged, rape victim, serial murder, sexual attraction, heist, punched in the face, theft, man carrying a woman, criminal as protagonist ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Like.Share.Follow. (2017)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Garrett is a rising YouTube star. Shell is a deeply emotional fan. When they begin a romantic relationship, he's forced to question whether opening your life to strangers online is an invitation to community and rescue... or to stalking, ...
Style: realistic, mind bending, suspenseful, psychological, suspense
Plot: fan, obsession, female antagonist, danger, youtube, love story, crimes, live broadcast, teenage boy, meeting, relationships, multiple deaths ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Movie in collections
 5.1
 763
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, deadly, parents and children, infidelity ...
Time: 70s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Mona Lisa Has Been Stolen (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A thief (George Chakiris) falls in love with a maid (Marina Vlady) and goes on the run after stealing Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa."
Plot: heist, art, employer employee relationship, man with glasses, boy, kissing someone's hand, hotel room, undressing, pocket watch, gunshot, reading a newspaper, seductive behavior ...
Place: rome italy, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Paramedic (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Unable to face his new reality in a wheelchair, Ángel develops a deadly obsession with the woman who left him and unleashes a sinister revenge plot.
Plot: murderous scheme, traumatized man, netflix, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend reunion, anti-hero, lifestyle change, immigrants, co worker co worker relationship, psychopath as protagonist, change in lifestyle, suspicious man, kidnapped ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Something to Hide (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A man having marital problems with his shrewish wife picks up a young, pretty and pregnant hitchhiker. Before he knows it, he's in over his head and mixed up in violence and murder.
Plot: hitchhiker, small town, murder, murder by shooting, secretly observing, gramophone, seductive woman, midlife crisis, newborn, crying baby, tape recorder, sandcastle ...
Place: turkey, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.6
 37K
Ma (2019)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sue Ann is a loner who keeps to herself in her quiet Ohio town. One day, she is asked by Maggie, a new teenager in town, to buy some booze for her and her friends, and Sue Ann sees the chance to make some unsuspecting, if younger, friends of her ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense, brutal ...
Plot: female psychopath, underage drinking, party, mental health, teenager, kidnapping, danger, slasher, parents and children, torture, social network, murder ...
Time: 21st century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.6
 2K
Acolytes (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three teens blackmail a serial killer into helping them get rid of a violent bully.
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, tense, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, friendship, handcuffs, teenager, crimes, crime, vengeance, teenage life, youth, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.5
 361
Black Journal (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Black Journal (originally titled Gran Bollito) is a 1977 Italian drama film directed by Mauro Bolognini. It is based on the real life events of Leonarda Cianciulli, the Italian serial killer best known as the "Soap-Maker of Correggio".
Style: dark humor, based on true events, macabre, pre war
Plot: emotional abuse, female criminal, priest, cake, following someone, tied to a chair, pubic hair, eavesdropping, crying woman, jealousy, female nudity, outburst ...
Time: year 1938, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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