Movies like The Sinister Monk

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The Sinister Monk (1965)
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The Sinister Monk (1965)
Original name: Edgar Wallace: Der unheimliche Mönch
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: West Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A hooded serial killer finds a novel way to murder his victims--he lashes them to death with a whip. The police try to track him down before any more murders occur.
Style: psychotronic, cult film
Plot: serial killer, police, death, monk, kidnapping, inheritance, crime investigation, pigeon, helicopter, boarding school, murder, acid, girls' school, last will and testament, wrongful imprisonment, carrier pigeon, whip, cousin cousin relationship, white slavery, windmill, revenge, trapdoor, mother son relationship
Place: scotland yard

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Most similar movies to The Sinister Monk

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out cult film, psychotronic, suspenseful and slasher films with plots about murder, serial killer, female nudity, police, death, violence and investigation mostly in Mystery, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like The Sinister Monk: The Phantom of Sojo (1964), Creature with the Blue Hand (1967), Priest of Evil (2010), Reflections in Black (1975), Fear (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Phantom of Sojo (1964)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: West Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A masked killer is stalking and killing Londoners outside a nightclub.
Style: psychotronic, art house
Plot: murder, wheelchair, stockings, female killer, female nudity, bare breasts, cult, strip club, sister sister relationship, blackmail, murder mystery, prostitution ...
Place: scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Strangler of Blackmoor Castle (1963)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: West Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A strangler is loose on a British estate, and he not only strangles his victims but brands an "M" onto their foreheads before he decapitates them.
Plot: serial killer, police detective, masked killer, murder investigation, dark secret, evil man, multiple murder, bridge, scot, murder, estate, male female relationship ...
Place: london, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Creature with the Blue Hand (1967)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: West Germany
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Scotland Yard is after a homicidal maniac called The Blue Hand, which is what he uses to kill his victims.
Style: slasher, serious, gothic, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, mental institution, psychopath, twins, false accusation, who done it, mad scientist, intrigue, crime, siblings relations, graphic violence, gory ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Priest of Evil (2010)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Finland
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Detective Sergeant Timo Harjunpää of the Helsinki Violent Crimes Unit is an honest and conscientious cop;one of the city's very best;who loses his daughter in tragic circumstances. Despite the support he receives;Timo is unable to recover ...
Style: twist ending, ambiguous ending, psychotronic, surprise ending
Plot: police, serial killer, police corruption, chase, revenge, marital problem, urban setting, husband wife relationship, murder, parent child relationship, death of child, death of daughter ...
Time: 2000s
Place: helsinki finland, finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Reflections in Black (1975)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman dressed in black is murdering young women. The police question lawyer Anselmi for whom one of the girls worked as a secretary, and it turns out that all the victims were friends of lawyer's wife Leonora.
Style: cult film
Plot: murder, razor, serial killer, whodunit, lesbianism, lesbian, dead woman, female nudity, promiscuity, murder victim, female homosexuality
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.1
 1K
Fear (1990)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Psychic Ally Sheedy helps police solve murders by mentally linking with the murderer. Then she discovers a murderer with the same talent - who wants to share the fear of his victims with her!
Style: suspenseful, psychological, bleak, tense, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, police, supernatural ability, rivalry, amateur detective, deadly, witnessing a crime, supernatural, stalking, crimes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Door with Seven Locks (1962)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A rich man bequeaths seven keys to seven of his friends, but only one will unlock the door to untold wealth.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: lobotomy, secret passage, mad doctor, locked door, kidnapping, multiple murder, snake, castle, key, serial killer, secret passageway
Place: scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Seven Blood-Stained Orchids (1972)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A woman, a survivor of a failed murder attempt by a person dubbed "The Half-Moon Killer" by the police, and her husband must find the connecting thread between herself, six other women, and the killer before the killer strikes at her again.
Style: slasher, realistic, atmospheric, serious, tense ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, prostitute, serial killer, police, murder of a prostitute, woman in danger, law enforcement, police investigation, amateur detective, stalking, danger ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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The Flower with Petals of Steel (1973)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Wealthy surgeon Andreas Valenti accidentally kills one of his lovers, Daniella, with an unusual objet d'arte and covers it up by dismembering and disposing of the body never realizing he's being watched by a stalker the entire time. ...
Style: cult film
Plot: murder, death, whodunit, accidental killing, dead woman, sex, lesbianism, female nudity, murder victim, doctor, mistress, sculpture ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
My Dear Killer (1972)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Following the mysterious decapitation of an insurance investigator, Police Inspector Peretti is put onto the case, but all the clues lead to an unsolved case of kidnapping and murder.
Style: bleak, sexual, suspenseful, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: danger, serial killer, murder, kidnapping, mystery, police detective, gory, law enforcement, deadly, riddles and clues, missing person, who done it ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Reaper (2000)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Horror novelist Luke Sinclair retreats to a small town to finish writing his latest book. A young woman is murdered in the woods nearby, in circumstances similar to those in his bestselling novel, "Reaper". Faced with increasing pressure ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, writer's block, investigation, sheriff, motel, sexual murder, alcohol abuse
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Puzzle of the Red Orchid (1962)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: West Germany
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Rival gangsters from Chicago move to London and attempt to extort money from rich Britons.
Plot: inspector, clerk, american abroad, throat cut, machine gun, blackmail, knife in back, organized crime, heiress, stabbed in the back, throat slitting, will ...
Place: scotland yard, chicago illinois, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.0
 370
Room 13 (1964)
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama
Country: West Germany, Denmark, France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A serial-killer is murdering the ladies of a night club. Detective Gray is seeking for the killer but can only find a lot of gangsters. And the killer is about to act again...
Plot: private investigator, throat slitting, murder, serial killer, nightclub, stockings, striptease, stripper, mistress, train robbery, female serial killer, blackmail ...
Place: scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Too Beautiful to Die (1988)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The models of an agency are invited to a party by the owner of the agency, Alex. During the party, Alex is playing games in his computer and it looks like the girls have the house to themselves, but there's another guest…. and an accident ...
Style: surprise ending, suspense, slasher
Plot: revenge, modeling, murder, rape, jacuzzi, whodunit, photographer, lingerie, gang rape, pervert, investigation, photograph ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.4
 208
Blade (1973)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A homicide detective goes after a woman-hating serial killer, who uses knives to murder his victims.
Style: slasher, psychotronic
Plot: father daughter relationship, police, uncle niece relationship, middle aged man, murder of daughter, son, liberal, police officer, slasher killer, violence, murder, congressman ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Lust for Vengeance (2001)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Five women obsessed with sex & drugs pay for their sins.
Style: suspenseful, rough, suspense, bleak, slasher ...
Plot: mysterious man, serial killer, danger, murder, revenge, female victim, obsession, friendship, sadist, fear, voyeurism, black gloves ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Hatter's Ghost (1982)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A hatter in a provincial town (Michel Serrault) leads the life of a respectable citizen but is in fact a serial murderer. The only person to suspect this is his neighbour the tailor (Charles Asnavour).
Plot: serial killer, multiple murder, strangulation, basement, tailor, cellar, maniac, anonymous letter, dead wife, police detective, doll, murder ...
Place: brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The List of Adrian Messenger (1963)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A writer named Adrian Messenger believes a series of apparently unrelated "accidental" deaths are actually linked murders. He asks his friend Anthony Gethryn, recently retired from MI5, to help clear up the mystery. However, ...
Style: serious, realistic, enigmatic, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, british intelligence, investigation, mystery, danger, hidden identity, crimes, crime, plane crash, airport, disguise ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, burma
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The College Girl Murders (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: West Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Police try to track down a hooded serial killer who murders his victims with a combination of acid and poison gas
Style: slasher, splatter
Plot: mystery killer, unknown killer, girls' boarding school, monk, man kills a woman, crazy, prison escape, insane, hitman, sadistic killer, masked villain, female victim ...
Place: scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Squeaker (1963)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Scotland Yard investigates a series of murders where the victims have died by snake venom poisoning.
Plot: blowgun, animal bite, snake, blackmail, police detective, poison, suicide of husband, reporter, murder, tiger, crime investigation
Place: scotland yard, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Zombie Walks (1968)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: West Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A serial killer who calls himself "The Laughing Corpse" dresses up in a skeleton costume and kills his victims with a poison-filled scorpion-shaped ring.
Plot: funeral, dead brother, police investigation, evil laugh, serial killer
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.1
 220
Raw Nerve (1991)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A race car driver has visions of the victims of a serial killer before their demise and tries to get a skeptic police detective and an ambitious reporter to help him find the killer.
Style: cult movie cast, psychotronic, cult film
Plot: mother son incest, ex husband ex wife relationship, carnival, incest, captain, murder, brother sister relationship, psychic, high school dance, mental institution, teenage girl, marijuana ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Five Women for the Killer (1974)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Thriller about a reporter who comes home from an overseas assignment to find his baby in the hospital and his wife dead...
Style: slasher, cult film
Plot: whodunit, pregnant woman, serial killer, infertility, pregnant, murder, dead wife, female doctor, reporter, pregnancy, woman in danger, gloves ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 6.7
 3K
See No Evil (1971)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In the English countryside, Sarah Rexton (Mia Farrow), recently blinded in a horse riding accident, moves in with her uncle's family and gallantly adjusts to her new condition, unaware that a killer stalks them.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, scary, slasher, serious ...
Plot: murder, disability, investigation, on the run, serial killer, mystery, deadly, crimes, danger, mind game, amateur detective, crime ...
Time: 70s
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 3.4
 226
Cover Me (1995)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Police are stymied when a serial killer begins hacking up nude models all over L.A. In desperation, they hire sexy ex-policewoman Holly Jacobsen to do a little undercover work. At first her boyfriend Bobby Colter, also a cop, agrees to the plan, but ...
Style: cult film, psychological thriller
Plot: serial killer, chief of police, panties, lesbian, black panties, murder, red panties, white panties, scantily clad female, murder investigation, striptease, undercover ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Invisible Dr. Mabuse (1962)
Genre: Horror, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: West Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Strange things happen in a revue theatre. The dancer Maria seems to be hunted by an invisible admirer. When the body of a probable FBI agent is found in a trunk the police asks FBI man Joe Como for help. Como gets interested in the revue theatre and ...
Style: neo noir, psychotronic
Plot: invisible man, secret agents, secret agent, car accident, disfigurement, police inspector, fire, hotel, murder, theater, dancer, fbi agent ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.6
 255
Dead on Sight (1994)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A psychic woman has visions of the Clock Killer's past and future murders.
Plot: murder, sex scene, butcher knife, serial killer, caress, panic attack, hypnosis, diner, female nudity, crying, violin, police ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Iguana with the Tongue of Fire (1971)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, West Germany, Switzerland, Ireland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In Dublin, a young woman is brutally murdered in her home by a maniac that throws acid in her face and then slits her throat with a razor. Her mangled body is later discovered in the boot of a limousine owned by the Swiss Ambassador Sobiesky. The ...
Style: psychotronic, cult film, surprise ending
Plot: dead woman, cut, psychological trauma, brutality, serial murder, mental illness, female nudity, dark secret, murder investigation, blood splatter, whodunit, obsession ...
Place: dublin ireland, switzerland, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.0
 134
Jigsaw (1968)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After inadvertently ingesting some sugar laced with LSD, a man wakes up with amnesia and in the middle of a murder plot.
Plot: amnesia, investigation, lsd, murder, death, government, blackmail, apartment
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.9
 303
Listen (1996)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young woman thinks one of her neighbors in her apartment building is a serial killer and begins to suspect both her current boyfriend and former girlfriend of being the killer.
Style: suspenseful, mind bending, sexy, serious, erotic ...
Plot: serial killer, phone sex, telephone, sexual relations, murder, best friends, crime, law enforcement, gays and lesbians, crimes, dishonesty, mystery ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%