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Painless (2012)
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Painless (2012)
Original name: Insensibles
Genre: 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, sexy, realistic, non-linear
Plot: neurosurgeon, pain, uncover truth, haunted by the past, emotionless, life is a bitch, rehabilitation, child in peril, torture, secret, mysterious past, violence, transplant, mental institution, spanish civil war, ghost, spanish history, children, hidden truth, dog, nazi, pregnancy, nun, cancer, doctor ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 60s, 50s ...
Place: spain

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, psychological and scary films with plots about danger, uncover truth, supernatural, haunted by the past, deadly, life is a bitch and ghost mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Horror genres. Some movies like Painless: Don McKay (2009), Stir of Echoes: The Homecoming (2007), The Treatment (2014), Hierro (2009), Driftwood (2006). 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, serious, psychological ...
Plot: fake illness, getting home, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, hidden truth, uncover truth, childhood home, small town, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, fake identity, interracial friendship, lovers reunited ...
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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: serious, psychological, suspenseful, bleak, scary
Plot: ghost, murder, family in danger, mental illness, supernatural romance, uncover truth, supernatural ability, supernatural, afterlife, family problems, haunted by the past, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: middle east, iraq
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72%
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: disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious ...
Plot: pedophile, kidnapping, police, child killer, life is a bitch, missing child, child abuse, police investigation, uncover truth, haunted by the past, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe
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64%
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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: psychological, bleak, scary, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: missing child, island, uncover truth, supernatural, woman in danger, obsession, parents and children, track down, obsessive quest, female nudity, topless, empire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canary islands, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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, bleak, suspenseful, psychological, scary ...
Plot: survival, supernatural, juvenile delinquency, ghost, mystery, haunted house, youth, life is a bitch, obsession, uncover truth, dealing with death, superhero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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63%
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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: supernatural, evil child, social worker, child abuse, mysterious character, mental institution, uncover truth, family in danger, supernatural horror, demon, murder, evil force ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Imago mortis (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain, Ireland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: They say that in 1600s, long before the invention of photography, a scientist named Fumagalli, was obsessed with the idea of reproducing images. He discovered that by killing a victim and removing his eyeballs it was possible to reproduce on paper ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, enigmatic, wild
Plot: uncover truth, haunted by the past, investigation, supernatural, mystery, crimes, ghost, murder, amateur detective, serial killer, ancient mystery, strong violent content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 16th century
Place: spain
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60%
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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: scary, psychological, suspenseful, slasher, bleak ...
Plot: woman in danger, twin sister, blindness, suicide, mind game, mysterious villain, murder, mystery killer, uncover truth, mystery, blind character, delusion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, spain
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57%
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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: surreal, psychological, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: obsession, haunted house, woman in danger, haunted by the past, homecoming, paranormal investigation, ghost, evil force, exorcism, supernatural, fear, lesbian incest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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57%
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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: suspenseful, bleak, atmospheric, psychological, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: village, teenage boy, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth, crimes, life is a bitch, murder, mother son relationship, high school, monster, countryside, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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: mind bending, psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: hospital, haunted by the past, memory loss, unfulfillment, investigation, crimes, losing-it hero, heroes, life is a bitch, crime investigation, mystery, riddles and clues ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, paris france, texas
⇓ 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: serious, psychological, suspenseful, realistic, scary ...
Plot: supernatural, good versus evil, family in danger, ghost, siblings relations, mentally unstable, dealing with death, family problems, possession, children, supernatural power, mother son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Second Name (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After the suicide of her beloved father, the biologist Daniella Logan visits her catatonic mother in a mental institution to tell the tragic event and her mother calls her "Josephine". Daniella goes to the cemetery and finds that her ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, mind bending, psychological ...
Plot: suicide, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, obsession, destiny, investigation, father daughter relationship, uncover truth, death of father, religion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ 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: scary, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, serious
Plot: investigation, haunted by the past, uncover truth, hysteria, journalism, supernatural, village life, village, journalist, conspiracy, social relations, media ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Who Can Kill a Child? (1976)
Genre: Adventure, 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: scary, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, slasher ...
Plot: killer child, evil child, island, murder, pregnancy, isolation, haunted by the past, mystery, stranded, manhunt, husband wife relationship, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: mediterranean sea, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: suspenseful, rough, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: memory loss, uncover truth, investigation, false accusation, mystery, best friends, crimes, dishonesty, life is a bitch, accident, car accident, lifetime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: rehabilitation, addiction, family relations, starting over, torture, siblings relations, held captive, survival, escape, violence, estate, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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, suspense ...
Plot: missing child, mystery, mysterious character, parents and children, haunted by the past, little girl, uncover truth, couples, supernatural, kidnapping, debt, torture ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Sanitarium (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Malcom McDowell, Lou Diamond Phillips and Robert Englund star in three separate stories set in an eerie mental asylum.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental illness, losing-it hero, mental institution, doctors and patients, psychological trauma, obsession, father son relationship, art, creature, teacher, unfulfillment, mentally unstable ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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50%
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Farm House (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set in the modern day mid-west, the film focuses on a young couple trying to establish a new life. They become stranded in a very isolated vineyard. They are forced to face secrets from their own pasts and the malicous intents of the vineyard's ...
Style: psychological, scary, serious, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Plot: torture, mysterious character, starting over, confined, wrong place wrong time, haunted by the past, isolation, countryside, family in danger, mystery, vineyard, devil ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The Dark (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: 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: serious, psychological, suspenseful, scary, suspense ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, afterlife, suicide, missing person, child abuse, haunted by the past, uncover truth, family in danger, mysterious character, mind game, mystery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: wales
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49%
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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: psychological, bleak, scary, atmospheric, surreal ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, hospital, orphan, afterlife, nurse, supernatural ability, haunted by the past, haunted house, rescue, little girl, missing child ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
House of Voices (2004)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In 1958, in the French Alp, the young servant Anna Jurin arrives in Saint Ange Orphanage to work with Helena while the orphans moved to new families. Anna, who is secretly pregnant, meets the last orphan , Judith, left behind because of her mental ...
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, bleak, surprise ending ...
Plot: ghost, pregnancy, breast feeding, orphan, female nudity, haunted by the past, haunted house, orphanage, mystery, mentally unstable, isolation, uncover truth ...
Time: 1940s, year 1958, 50s, contemporary, post world war two ...
Place: france, alps, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Two Eyes Staring (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Nine-year-old Lisa discovers her sinister new friend is the ghost of the dead twin of Lisa's mother. Lisa's father also begins to suspect his wife of hiding a terrible secret, resulting in deadly consequences
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, psychological, dark ...
Plot: supernatural horror, haunted house, supernatural, haunted by the past, family relations, parents and children, countryside, little girl, loneliness, husband wife relationship, secret past, family in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Dead Outside (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A neurological pandemic has consumed the population. Drug-resistance has mutated the virus into a ravaging psychological plague, rendering the 'the dying' desperate, paranoid and violent
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, isolation, mysterious character, virus, zombie, bereavement, chaos and mayhem, mutant, survival, life is a bitch, farmhouse, post apocalypse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, serious, psychological, mind bending, suspenseful ...
Plot: child in peril, ghost, death in the family, supernatural, dealing with death, orphan, paranormal phenomena, able to see the dead, missing person, missing girl, little girl, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: tense, twists and turns, psychological, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental institution, doctors and patients, confined, mystery, losing-it hero, psychiatrist, uncover truth, friends, crimes, mysticism, power relations, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 8.4
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The Deposition (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 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: suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: memory loss, haunted by the past, uncover truth, life turned upside down, losing-it hero, life is a bitch, a vision, dealing with death, deadly
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, found footage, haunted house, supernatural, mental institution, uncover truth, mental illness, ghost story, life is a bitch, doll, hospital, abandoned hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.8
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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, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: crimes, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, torture, violence, maniac, murder, psychopath, uncover truth, save the day, held captive, body horror, ghost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%