Movies like Sanitarium

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Sanitarium (2013)
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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: psychological, serious, suspenseful, psychological thriller, atmospheric, scary, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, danger, losing-it hero, doctors and patients, psychological trauma, obsession, art, father son relationship, mentally unstable, unfulfillment, indoor, sexy woman, hanged woman, noose, barefoot woman, bucket
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa

Most similar movies to Sanitarium

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, scary and psychological films with plots about danger, deadly, woman in danger, supernatural, mental illness, murder and mentally unstable mostly in Thriller, Horror and Mystery genres. Some movies like Sanitarium: The Ward (2010), Breaking Dawn (2004), Disturbed (1990), The Darkroom (2006), Breaking at the Edge (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Ward (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A thriller centered on an institutionalized young woman who becomes terrorized by a ghost.
Style: scary, twist ending, surprise ending, psychological, tense ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: mental institution, dissociative identity disorder, supernatural, ghost, mental illness, doctors and patients, survival, danger, confined, split personality, murder, isolation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1960s, 60s, 80s
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Breaking Dawn (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Within the confines of an insane asylum languish many would-be seers and messiahs. Medical students meet them day in, day out. But when Eve meets Don Wake, she discovers he's not your run-of-the-mill paranoic. In fact, his visions of her life ...
Style: bleak, psychological, suspenseful, mind bending, serious
Plot: mental institution, paranoia, mental illness, mentally unstable, mystery, investigation, danger, crimes, deadly, obsession, uncover truth, hospital ...
Time: contemporary
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Disturbed (1990)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: 10 years ago the perverse Dr. Russell couldn't resist the beauty of a young patient in his mental clinic and raped her one night. When she plunged herself from the roof shortly after, he described it as consequence of her heavy depressions. Now ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, serious, tense ...
Plot: mental institution, murder, psychopath, couples, mentally unstable, crimes, mysterious character, mind game, supernatural, investigation, obsession, doctors and patients ...
Time: 80s
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33%
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The Darkroom (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A teenage boy befriends an escapee from a mental institution who sees visions of horrible murders being committed.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary
Plot: murder, mental institution, mentally unstable, haunted by the past, mental illness, gory, deadly, confined, crimes, danger, serial killer, escaped mental patient ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Breaking at the Edge (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A pregnant woman fears for her unborn child's life if she doesn't avenge a supernatural entity.
Style: scary, serious, realistic, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: pregnancy, couples, couple relations, mental illness, losing-it hero, mentally unstable, female protagonist, pregnant wife, profanity, sexual content, unfulfillment, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental institution, mystery, confined, doctors and patients, losing-it hero, psychiatrist, uncover truth, danger, friends, crimes, power relations, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Enter the Dangerous Mind (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A psychological thriller set in the world of underground dubstep, Snap is the story of Jim Whitman, a brilliant but painfully introverted musician who develops a crush on a young social worker.
Style: psychological, tense, bleak, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, mental illness, dangerous attraction, danger, haunted by the past, stalking, composer, crimes, unfulfillment, mentally unstable, tied feet, tape over mouth
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 6.1
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The Hideout (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: suspenseful, tense, scary, psychological, mind bending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: deadly, mentally unstable, hopes, mystery, danger, investigation, haunted house, crimes, uncover truth, haunted by the past, estate, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, minnesota, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 3.1
 2K
Episode 50 (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Teaming up for the first time for a special episode of a supernatural reality TV show, two rival crews get more then they bargained for when they make physical contact with a ferocious spirit of terrifying power. They must band together before it ...
Style: scary, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, tv show, danger, haunted house, survival, supernatural, deadly, graphic violence, indoor, media
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.1
 895
Dark Asylum (2001)
Genre: Thriller, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Asylum is a taut psychological thriller about a deranged fearsome killer running lose in an abandoned high security Asylum. Pitting the county psychiatrist Dr. Maggie Belham against the psychotic maniac, Dr Belham is trapped in a maze of corridors, ...
Style: slasher, psychological, suspenseful, serious, scary
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, mental institution, survival, mind game, danger, mental illness, murder, deadly, law enforcement, mentally unstable, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Attic Expeditions (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Trevor Blackburn is accused of murdering his girlfriend, Faith, in a brutal ritual. He's sentenced to live in an experimental rehabilitation community and falls into a coma. When he wakes up, he meets the mysterious Dr. Elk, who tortures Trevor ...
Style: rough, psychological, disturbing, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental institution, murder, mental illness, surgery, losing-it hero, mind game, mad scientist, supernatural, psychopath, mentally unstable, deadly, manipulations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Committed (2011)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Dr. Dupont arrives at a mental facility to apply for a staff position. World famous Dr. Quilly interviews her, and has her sign papers. She is thrilled to get the job, and is shown her room. However, confusion with her room being on the same floor ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense, scary ...
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, uncover truth, rehabilitation, danger, doctors and patients, rescue, mentally unstable, wrongfully committed, suicide, female doctor, custody ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Appearing (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A woman once possessed by a mysterious entity uncovers a shocking secret about her past and must face the demon that is lurking inside of her.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: danger, curses spells and rituals, small town, human host, supernatural, curse, standoff, evil, showdown, murder, deadly, religions or cults ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Something Wicked (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young couple embark upon their honeymoon against the chilling landscapes of the Pacific Northwest. But when tragedy strikes, gruesome secrets from their past collide with sinister forces of the present...
Style: psychological, tense, scary, serious, captivating ...
Plot: obsession, stalking, haunted by the past, danger, couple relations, couples, deadly, violence, wedding, family relations, death, bikini
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.2
 83K
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, demons, mental institution, danger, murder, family in danger, evil force ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Crazy as Hell (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A famous psychiatrist (Ty Adams) takes on the job of trying to cure patients at the Sedah State Hospital, run by it's folksy doctor (Sam Delazo). All this takes a strange turn when a mysterious patient (Satan, he calls himself) enters the ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychological, tense
Plot: mental institution, mental illness, supernatural ability, doctors and patients, psychiatrist, video surveillance, devil, research, obsession, power relations, good versus evil, urination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.1
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6 Souls (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A female forensic psychiatrist discovers that all of one of her patient's multiple personalities are murder victims. She will have to find out what's happening before her time is finished.
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, twists and turns ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: split personality, supernatural, psychiatrist, murder, supernatural horror, doctors and patients, female psychiatrist, mental illness, witch doctor, life is a bitch, child in peril, voodoo ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 1910s, 2000s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 4.7
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Dark Mirror (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The story about a photographer who moves her family into a home filled with mirrors which seem to reflect a different reality.
Style: atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, serious, mind bending
Plot: mental illness, haunted house, danger, ghost, mentally unstable, deadly, supernatural, zombie, woman in danger, stalking, curses spells and rituals, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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24%
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Shadow of Fear (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a new boy is employed to work in a coffee shop, he turns out to be a schizophrenic who refuses to take his medication, and makes the life of the popular young waitress who works there a misery.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: obsession, stalking, mental illness, woman in danger, danger, psychopath, crimes, life turned upside down, threat, possessed human, hunted, mentally unstable ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
When I Was Alive (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Musical, Thriller
Country: Brazil
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After losing his job and the end of his marriage, Júnior returns to his father's house. But that is not his childhood house anymore. His old room has been rented by a young woman and the place feels unwelcome and oppressive. Júnior develops ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, scary
Plot: mystery, haunted by the past, supernatural, obsession, family problems, family relations, losing-it hero, parents and children, danger, homecoming, indoor
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Luster (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Thomas Luster is a troubled businessman who tries to make sense of a life being driven out-of-control by a force closer to home than he first realizes. When he discovers that the man working against him is another side of his own personality he is ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: insomnia, crimes, law enforcement, murder, alter ego, split personality, rivalry, danger, violence, neighbor, insanity, uncontrollable ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 4.1
 818
Absence (2013)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Doctors are baffled when an expectant mother wakes to find her nearly-to-term pregnancy apparently disappear overnight. Police investigate the situation as a missing child, and only her husband and brother trust her version of events.
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, serious, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: missing child, mystery, danger, family relations, alien abduction, uncover truth, investigation, pregnancy, supportive spouse, losing-it hero, family problems, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Find Me (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Before boxes are unpacked in their new home, newlyweds Tim and Emily, find themselves playing a very creepy game of hide and seek with a vengeful spirit.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious
Plot: danger, ghost, haunted by the past, supernatural, vengeance, rivalry, mystery, haunted house, riddles and clues, woman in danger, indoor, pursuit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 3.4
 9K
Smiley (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After learning of an urban legend in which a demented serial killer named SMILEY can be summoned through the Internet, mentally fragile Ashley must decide whether she is losing her mind or becoming Smiley's next victim.
Style: psychological, slasher, serious, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, urban legend, mysterious character, psychopath, masked killer, danger, deadly, stalker, murder, college, prank, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Hunting the Legend (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In 2008, a deer hunter was taken by something in the Alabama woods. Only his rifle, blood and a 16" footprint were left behind... Five years later, his son seeks revenge.
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense, psychological ...
Plot: forest, vengeance, dangerous animal, danger, deadly, in the woods, legends and myths, murder, creature, uncover truth, violence, death of father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 3.2
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After... (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Urban Exploration. The practice of investigating areas not designed for public use. But strange things can happen in the dark, closed-off areas of history beneath the streets of Moscow, and what started as a way for Nate to escape his grief quickly ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, psychological, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: survival, haunted by the past, adventurer, confined, danger, escapades, isolation, tunnel, woman in danger, urban, graphic violence, underground tunnel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, journalism, supernatural, deadly, village life, hysteria, journalist, conspiracy, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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, atmospheric, scary, surreal ...
Plot: haunted house, obsession, danger, woman in danger, haunted by the past, homecoming, ghost, paranormal investigation, exorcism, fear, evil force, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 4.4
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The Pact II (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The sequel is set just weeks after Annie Barlow's deadly confrontation with the Judas Killer. In this elevated sequel, we meet June, a woman whose carefully constructed life is beginning to unravel due to lucid nightmares so awful they disturb ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, tense
Plot: serial killer, ghost, supernatural, haunted house, deadly, woman in danger, haunted by the past, danger, crimes, violence, woman, jump scare
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%