Movies like Painless

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Painless (2012)
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Painless (2012)
Original name: Insensibles
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, France, Portugal
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in Catalonia, Painless weaves two stories: in one, starting during the Spanish Civil War and running through to the '60s, an asylum attempts to rehabilitate children who feel no pain, by teaching them physical suffering. In the second, in the present time, a brilliant neurosurgeon who needs a bone marrow transplant, discovers this dark past when he searches for his biological parents.
Style: psychological, bleak, serious, suspenseful, realistic, non-linear
Plot: neurosurgeon, pain, uncover truth, haunted by the past, emotionless, life is a bitch, rehabilitation, mental institution, child in peril, torture, secret, mysterious past, transplant, violence, children, buried truth, dog, nazi, cancer, suicide, hospital, puppy, nun, patient, baby ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 60s, 50s ...
Place: spain

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Most similar movies to Painless

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, psychological and scary films with plots about danger, uncover truth, life is a bitch, supernatural, deadly, mystery and crimes mostly in Thriller, Horror and Mystery genres. Some movies like Painless: Don McKay (2009), Stir of Echoes: The Homecoming (2007), Case 39 (2009), Who Can Kill a Child? (1976), The Treatment (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Don McKay (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Everything appears off-kilter when a man returns to his hometown after 25 years to visit his former lover.
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, psychological, serious
Plot: getting home, haunted by the past, lovers reunited, fake illness, life is a bitch, buried truth, uncover truth, small town, childhood home, fake identity, interracial friendship, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship ...
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100%
Stir of Echoes: The Homecoming (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A soldier returns home from the Iraq war only to be haunted by visions of the dead.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, bleak, scary
Plot: ghost, murder, deadly, supernatural ability, supernatural, family in danger, uncover truth, supernatural romance, afterlife, mental illness, haunted by the past, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: middle east, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.2
 79K
Case 39 (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In her many years as a social worker, Emily Jenkins believes she has seen it all, until she meets 10-year-old Lilith and the girl's cruel parents. Emily's worst fears are confirmed when the parents try to harm the child, and so Emily ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: evil child, supernatural, child abuse, social worker, uncover truth, mysterious character, mental institution, demons, danger, murder, evil force, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Who Can Kill a Child? (1976)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A couple of English tourists arrive on an island where all the children have gone crazy and are murdering the adults.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, scary, serious, psychotronic ...
Plot: island, murder, pregnancy, evil child, isolation, children, danger, mystery, haunted by the past, manhunt, killer child, stranded ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: spain, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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The Treatment (2014)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Belgium
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Inspector Nick Cafmeyer seems to have it all - looks, brains and a successful career. But a dark cloud hangs over his life: since the age of nine, he has been haunted by the unsolved disappearance of his younger brother, Bjorn. Plettinckx, a known ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, tense, serious ...
Plot: pedophile, police investigation, kidnapping, child killer, missing child, life is a bitch, police, uncover truth, haunted by the past, crimes, crime, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.7
 3K
Hierro (2009)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Traveling on a ferry heading to the island of Hierro where they will spend their holidays, Mary loses her son Diego, and no one can explain what happened. Six months later, Maria struggles to overcome the pain of loss and continue his life. Then, ...
Style: bleak, psychological, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Plot: missing child, island, uncover truth, obsession, supernatural, woman in danger, parents and children, obsessive quest, danger, track down, escapades, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
[REC] 3: Genesis (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The action now takes place miles away from the original location and partly in broad daylight, giving the film an entirely fresh yet disturbing new reality. The infection has left the building. In a clever twist that draws together the plots of the ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: quarantine, demon, plague, gory, danger, deadly virus, chaos, survival, woman in danger, virus, religion and supernatural, wedding ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 4.7
 785
Driftwood (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Riddled with guilt over the loss of his rock star older brother, 16 year old David Forrester (Ricky Ullman) becomes obsessed with death, leading his misguided parents to send him to Driftwood, an "Attitude Adjustment Camp for Troubled ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, psychological, serious ...
Plot: survival, supernatural, youth, life is a bitch, obsession, haunted house, deadly, ghost, mystery, juvenile delinquency, uncover truth, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 6.7
 33K
Julia's Eyes (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, Mexico
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The story of a woman who is slowly losing her sight whilst trying to investigate the mysterious death of her twin sister.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, scary, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: mind game, blindness, woman in danger, murder, violence, suicide, twin sister, mysterious villain, uncover truth, mystery killer, blind character, delusion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.0
 3K
Shiver (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Santi, a young high-school student with a serious physical reaction to sunlight, is forced by his health to move with his single mother to a shadowy, isolated village in the mountains of Spain where the inhabitants begin to reveal themselves as ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: village, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth, gory, murder, deadly, crimes, life is a bitch, teenage boy, high school, mother son relationship, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Hide and Seek (2013)
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A missing brother. Hide and seeks codes. A shocking truth for two different families and the struggle to save their families from someone who is already living inside their house.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, tense, captivating ...
Plot: family in danger, uncover truth, siblings relations, mystery, family relations, estrangement, grudge, hide and seek, family secret, missing brother, troubled past, poverty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.4
 147K
The Orphanage (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, Mexico
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A woman brings her family back to her childhood home, which used to be an orphanage, intent on reopening it. Before long, her son starts to communicate with a new invisible friend.
Style: scary, macabre, surprise ending, psychological, twist ending ...
Plot: haunted house, ghosts, ghost, orphan, supernatural, missing child, fear, death, haunted by the past, tragic event, life is a bitch, disappearance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Children's Play (2001)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Marianne and Jacques are a young middle-class couple who live in a chic Parisian apartment with their two young children. One day, Marianne receives an unexpected visit from two strangers, Mr and Mrs Worms, who claim to have lived in the apartment ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic, scary ...
Plot: supernatural, children, ghost, deadly, family in danger, siblings relations, family problems, danger, mentally unstable, dealing with death, supernatural power, good versus evil ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Black Box (2005)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An accident survivor wakes from a coma and confronts old, uncomfortable memories.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: haunted by the past, hospital, memory loss, investigation, unfulfillment, crimes, losing-it hero, heroes, life is a bitch, danger, crime investigation, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, texas, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Last Hours in Suburbia (2012)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When Grace is accused of playing a role in a deadly accident, her best friend reaches out from beyond the grave to unveil the truth behind what happened.
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: memory loss, investigation, uncover truth, false accusation, dishonesty, mystery, life is a bitch, best friends, crimes, accident, car accident, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Secret Village (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Greg,an unsuccessful screenwriter and Rachel,a beautiful journalist research an outbreak of mass hysteria in a small village. They start to uncover a secret about ergot poisoning that has affected this village for years. But the cult activity has ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, serious
Plot: investigation, uncover truth, haunted by the past, village, deadly, journalism, supernatural, village life, hysteria, conspiracy, journalist, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.9
 2K
Horsehead (2014)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Since her childhood, Jessica has been haunted by recurrent nightmares whose meaning escapes her. This peculiarity has led her to study the psychophysiology of dreams and to follow a therapy with Sean, her mentor and boyfriend, to try and understand ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, surreal, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: obsession, haunted house, danger, haunted by the past, woman in danger, homecoming, ghost, paranormal investigation, evil force, fear, supernatural, exorcism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.4
 20K
Intruders (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Though no one can see him, Hollow Face lurks in the corners, desperately desiring love but only knowing how to spread fear and hate. He creeps into the life of John Farrow after Farrow’s beloved 13-year-old daughter Mia is assaulted in their home. ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Plot: haunted house, construction site, psychologist, protective parent, family relations, nightmare comes true, supernatural, parents and children, evil force, nobody believes, family in danger, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe, madrid, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 3.6
 1K
Darkroom (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Michelle kills three of her friends in a horrific car accident while driving under the influence. After rehab, Michelle takes a job recommended by her counselor that lands her trapped in a mansion with three psychotic siblings hell bent on physical ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: rehabilitation, family relations, estate, starting over, addiction, siblings relations, torture, survival, held captive, danger, escape, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.6
 686
Diamond Flash (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Violeta is willing to do anything to find her missing kid. Elena keeps a strange secret. Lola wants to settle her debts with the past. Juana needs someone who loves her unconditionally and Enriqueta just looks for someone who makes her laugh. These ...
Style: psychological, captivating, tense, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Plot: missing child, mystery, haunted by the past, parents and children, mysterious character, little girl, uncover truth, supernatural, danger, couples, comics, injury ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Greystone Park (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In October 2009, the filmmakers went into an abandoned psychiatric hospital to explore the 'haunted' institution, famous for its radical treatment of patients with mental illness. Electroshock, insulin therapy, and lobotomies were ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: ghost, mental institution, uncover truth, supernatural, danger, haunted house, mental illness, ghost story, profanity, life is a bitch, found footage, video camera ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.4
 10K
The Dark (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Isle Of Man, UK, USA, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Adèle and her daughter Sarah are traveling on the Welsh coastline to see her husband James when Sarah disappears. A different but similar looking girl appears who says she died in a past time. Adèle tries to discover what happened to her daughter ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, scary, tense ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, missing person, suicide, secret, child abuse, uncover truth, haunted by the past, mystery, family in danger, mind game, mysterious character ...
Time: contemporary
Place: wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Blue Elephant (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Egypt
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Psychiatrist Dr. Yehia returns to El-Abbaseya Hospital five years after the death of his family. His return coincide with the arrival of a new patient, Sherif, a friend from college, who is accused of murder.
Style: psychological, twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: mental institution, confined, mystery, doctors and patients, losing-it hero, psychiatrist, uncover truth, danger, friends, crimes, power relations, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 4.7
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Sanitarium (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Malcom McDowell, Lou Diamond Phillips and Robert Englund star in three separate stories set in an eerie mental asylum.
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, psychological thriller, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental illness, danger, mental institution, losing-it hero, doctors and patients, psychological trauma, obsession, father son relationship, art, unfulfillment, indoor, mentally unstable ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.3
 440
The Deposition (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: When a man is involved in a car wreck that kills his former lover, his life is derailed and his mind is splintered with guilt and the subsequent uncertainty about what exactly happened.
Style: tense, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: memory loss, uncover truth, losing-it hero, haunted by the past, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, deadly, a vision, dealing with death
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.1
 16K
Fragile (2005)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Haunted by memories of a patient's death, a nurse takes a job at an antiquated hospital for children. Soon she learns that the kids fear a ghost that prowls the floors and will not allow anyone to leave. Amy tries to protect them and convince ...
Style: bleak, psychological, atmospheric, surreal, tense ...
Plot: hospital, orphan, supernatural, ghost, nurse, haunted by the past, supernatural ability, danger, deadly, afterlife, missing child, rescue ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.8
 847
Cold Sweat (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Mexico
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A young man searching for his missing girlfriend. An unconditional friend willing to do anything to uncover the truth. An investigation that culminates in an old house. Inside await two brutal murderers, armed with twenty-five boxes of explosives ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: danger, crimes, torture, violence, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, old house, explosive, murder, psychopath, maniac, uncover truth, save the day ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Killers 2: The Beast (2002)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: rough, psychological, serious, realistic, scary ...
Plot: mental institution, crimes, danger, criminal heroes, deadly, gangsters, drug dealing, rivalry, dangerous animal, confined, murder, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.1
 377
The Moment (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Fearing she may be responsible, a mental patient (Jennifer Jason Leigh) tries to unravel the mystery behind her ex-lover's (Martin Henderson) disappearance.
Style: psychological, mind bending, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: missing person, uncover truth, riddles and clues, dangerous attraction, mental institution, mentally unstable, photojournalist, danger, crimes, life is a bitch, disappearance, lovers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.2
 244
They Come Back (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A psychologist's 10-year-old patient claims she's being menaced by unseen forces after her parents were killed in a car accident. What's more bizarre? The psychologist has seen these symptoms before, in a former patient who ...
Style: bleak, psychological, serious, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Plot: child in peril, ghost, supernatural, death in the family, orphan, dealing with death, deadly, paranormal phenomena, missing person, able to see the dead, loss of parent, missing girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%