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Black Journal (1977)
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Black Journal (1977)
Original name: Gran bollito
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, macabre, pre war, based on true events
Plot: teenager, serial killer, strong female character, pregnancy, cat, party, money, police, young woman, friendship, investigation, assassin, food, death, kitchen, stalker, female nudity, psychopath, criminal, christianity, family relations, swing, train, church, missing person ...
Time: year 1938, 1930s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out psychotronic, suspenseful, serious and realistic films with plots about murder, screaming woman, crying, death, violence, crying woman and male objectification mostly in Thriller, Drama and Horror genres. Some movies like Black Journal: The Third Eye (1966), Julie Darling (1982), Something to Hide (1972), The Golden Glove (2019), The Killing Kind (1973). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.3
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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, fired from the job, locked door, visitor, manipulative behavior, male objectification, death of sister, nightclub, selfish woman, traumatic experience, romantic rivalry, scheme ...
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95%
 6.0
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Julie Darling (1982)
Genre: Crime, 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), blood on hand, husband wife relationship, sociopath, gunshot, scheme, apology, restaurant, blood, runaway, taking a bath, teenager ...
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93%
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, alcoholic, police investigation, radio, police interrogation, murder by gunshot, neighbor neighbor relationship, beach house, discovering a dead body, gramophone ...
Place: turkey, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
The Golden Glove (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A serial killer strikes fear in the hearts of residents of Hamburg during the early 1970s.
Style: macabre, based on true events, bleak, melancholic, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, sex crime, loner, murder, misfit, mentally unstable, murder of a prostitute, brutality, prostitute, pub, loser, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 70s, year 1970, year 1974, 20th century
Place: hamburg germany, central europe, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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The Killing Kind (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Young Terry Lambert returns home from serving a prison term for a gang-rape he was forced to participate in. He seeks revenge on his lawyer and the girl who framed him. But his real problem is his overbearing mother, whose boarding house he resides ...
Style: rough, disturbing, suspenseful, tense, scary ...
Plot: mentally unstable, psychopath, sexual abuse, nudity (full frontal - brief), strong sexual content, strong violent content, deadly, crimes, life is a bitch, serial killer, danger, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Poor Pretty Eddie (1975)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A wrong turn on a jazz singer's road trip results in her car breaking down near an isolated lodge run by a faded starlet and a young, homicidal Elvis impersonator.
Style: offbeat, disturbing, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: rivalry, psychopath, injustice, racism, woman in danger, wedding, backwoods, rape, redneck, car, survival, hotel ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Room for Rent (2019)
Genre: Crime, 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: suspenseful, enigmatic, suspense, bleak, dark humor
Plot: rape, age difference, widow, sexual abuse, female psychopath, lust, rapist, obsession, sociopath, mental illness, loneliness, socially awkward ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Bad Ronald (1974)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A shy teenager accidentally kills a mocking peer, and his mother helps him hide in a spare room in their house. Problems arise when the mother goes for an operation and dies, and the house is sold to a new family, with the teen still living inside.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense ...
Plot: murder, voyeur, psychopath, hidden room, secret, mental illness, teenager, voyeurism, death of mother, mysterious character, social misfits, crimes ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 5.6
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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, police investigator, male objectification, passive aggressive behavior, taking off shirt, passive aggressive woman, close up of mouth, male prostitute, rose ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
An Average Little Man (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Giovanni Vivaldi is an average middle-aged man with a secure job as a government accountant. He wishes nothing more than to set up his only son Mario, his biggest pride in the world, with the same secure government job before he eventually retires. ...
Style: tragicomedy, italian comedy, dark humor, ambiguous ending, controversial
Plot: kidnapping, accountant, revenge, torture, years of lead, loss, heist, justice, dead fish, tied up, screaming woman, illness ...
Time: 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Killing of the Dolls (1975)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Paul is the son of a gardener who works in a big mansion that has returned home with his parents after failling in his medecin degree. He is emotionally unstable. He collect dolls because he was educated as a girl because his sister died. After his ...
Style: surreal, psychotronic
Plot: split personality, decapitation, nightmare, mansion, necrophilia, hysterical man, wet clothes, psychological trauma, rose, stoner, learning the truth, hysterical outburst ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.1
 3K
The Baby (1973)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A social worker who recently lost her husband investigates the strange Wadsworth family. The Wadsworths might not seem too unusual to hear about them at first - consisting of the mother, two grown daughters and the diaper-clad, bottle-sucking baby. ...
Style: sexual, suspenseful, offbeat, rough, serious ...
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Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.3
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Scorned (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A vengeful widow is out to seduce the relatives of the man she blames for her husband's death.
Style: realistic, serious, surprise ending, tense, suspense ...
Plot: seduction, femme fatale, sexual relations, psychopath, manipulation, widow, dangerous attraction, family problems, crimes, danger, vengeance, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Miss Leslie's Dolls (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Three attractive University students and their equally attractive teacher seek refuge in a house on a dark and stormy night. The house is occupied by the strange “Miss Leslie” and her strangely lifelike “dolls”.
Style: gay cinema, lgbt cinema, psychotronic
Plot: traumatized man, damsel in distress, one day, group of friends, abuse of power, cellar, failed expectations, sexual attraction, grave, classmate classmate relationship, death of protagonist, decapitation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
10 to Midnight (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Based on the real-life Richard Speck murders, amoral, nearly psychotic killer Warren Stacey (Gene Davis) is a serial killer who has murdered a number of women; he stabs them while they are naked to minimize leaving any physical evidence. Police ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, sex maniac, vigilantism, nude woman murdered, murder, danger, psychopath, violence, stalking, police, killer, vengeance ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: los angeles, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.1
 5K
M.F.A. (2017)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An art student taps into a rich source of creative inspiration after the accidental slaughter of her rapist. An unlikely vigilante emerges, set out to avenge college girls whose attackers walked free- all the while fueling a vivid thesis exhibition.
Style: propaganda film, psychological, rough, suspense, feminist film
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The Mad Butcher (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Horror
Country: Italy, West Germany, Monaco
Duration: 83 min.
Story: After being released from a mental hospital, Otto returns to his old job as a butcher. He tries to adjust to his new life, but after a bitter argument with his wife, he accidentally kills her. Fearing he will be sent back to the hospital, he grinds ...
Style: dark humor, scary, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
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Time: 70s, 1930s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.2
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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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 5.7
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The Attic (1980)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A librarian devotes her life to caring for her wheelchair-bound tyrannical father after being stood up at altar. She fantasizes his death and finds joy only with her pet monkey. When the monkey disappears, a shocking past is revealed.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, tense ...
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Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Strangler vs Strangler (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When it comes to crime, Belgrade is same as any other modern metropolis, except for having its own serial killers. That blank is filled when a flower salesman begins strangling women. A popular, but very disturbed rock star soon becomes ...
Style: dark humor, cult film
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53%
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The Word (2014)
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Style: tense, serious, captivating, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: obsession, teenage love, high school life, teenage life, youth, revenge, jealousy, murder, rivalry, betrayal, danger, social relations ...
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The Snowtown Murders (2011)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror
Country: Australia
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Based on true events, 16 year-old Jamie falls in with his mother's new boyfriend and his crowd of self-appointed neighborhood watchmen, a relationship that leads to a spree of torture and murder.
Style: tense, psychological, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, violence, psychopath, manipulations, murder, manipulation, suspicion, deadly, vandalism, gang, child molester, single mother ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1999, year 1998, 1990s
Place: australia, south australia, adelaide south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Fade to Black (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Eric Binford watches a lot of movies. He is the truest definition of a film geek. One day, his sanity takes a turn for the worse and he begins acting out his favorite scenes from the movies. In doing so, he manages to involve his enemies and the ...
Style: psychological, rough, serious, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, watching a movie, obsession, murder, psychopath, mentally unstable, slasher, fan culture, stalking, danger, deadly, loner ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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So Sweet, So Dead (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A serial killer is on the loose. His victims are unfaithful wives and he always leaves compromising photographs at the crime scene.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: photograph, adultery, police inspector, whodunit, mother in law son in law relationship, humming, tape recorder, volleyball, party, death of mother, private investigation, photographer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
My Nights with Susan, Sandra, Olga & Julie (1975)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Susan has chosen a hermit's life on a dilapidated farm over the shallowness of her previous jet set modeling life. When Anton, a hunky courier, comes along to pick her up for an assignment on the French Riviera, he's so fascinated by ...
Style: sexploitation film
Plot: threesome, murder, hitchhiker, insanity, farm, sexual obsession, crying male, police investigation, woman hits a man, male in shower, knocking on a door, man wrapped in a towel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, psychotherapy, crying woman, visitor, news reporter, police car, vandalism, killer on the loose ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Rat Fink (1965)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Lost b-movie
Style: psychotronic
Plot: teenage pregnancy, singer, underage sex, social climbing, rock band, washing hands, owl, music club, car on fire, assassination attempt, broken bottle, cynicism ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Office Killer (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When Dorine Douglas' job as proofreader for Constant Consumer magazine is turned into an at-home position during a downsizing, she doesn't know how to cope. But after accidentally killing one of her co-workers, she discovers that murder ...
Style: psychological, cynical, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: asthma, workplace, female psychopath, psychopath, evil woman, office, workplace romance, inhaler, obsession, slasher, vengeance, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
At the End of the Tunnel (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A paraplegic computer engineer that moves in a wheelchair and works in his basement starts hearing noises and voices of bank-robbers.
Style: suspense, entertaining, suspenseful, captivating, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bank robbery, tunnel, rain, heist, stolen money, surveillance, robbery, brother brother relationship, trap, police investigation, gang, thief ...
Time: contemporary
Place: buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.9
 3K
Trash Fire (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A man forced to confront his past when he and his girlfriend end up entangled in a web of lies.
Style: dark humor, bleak, rough, suspenseful
Plot: dysfunctional family, disfigured face, christianity, secret past, brother sister relationship, murder, secret, bossy woman, reunion, socially awkward, delusion, old woman ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%