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In a Spiral State (2009)
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In a Spiral State (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Story: In the city of Los Angeles, millions of lives intersect everyday, but each individual is still isolated from the whole. A number of strange incidents occur to four men and four women, just as their own lives begin to spiral out of control. Surrounded by con artists, frauds, drug addicts, and homeless people, a story starts to form in a screenwriter's head. Little does he know, his characters seem to have come to life as well. Things takes a surprise turn, as these LA residents find themselves locked into a mystery together. While relating to quantum mechanics, our own spiral galaxy, and the struggle of human existence, an urban love story grows out of the vine of disconnection.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, scary, psychedelic, avant garde, experimental, cult film
Plot: mystery, love affair, crimes, drug abuse, couple relations, life is a bitch, couples, filmmaking, deadly, split personality, youth, male female relationship, deception, addiction, imagination, film within a film, supernatural, urban, city life, angel, drug, psychology, jewish, drugs, frankenstein ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, scary and atmospheric films with plots about deadly, supernatural, mystery, crimes, danger, ghost and life is a bitch mostly in Mystery, Horror and Drama genres. Some movies like In a Spiral State: The Devil's Muse (2007), Last Kind Words (2012), China White Serpentine (2003), Dark Places (2005), Between (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Devil's Muse (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, gothic, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, supernatural, murder, hollywood, mystery, investigation, showbiz, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, danger, law enforcement ...
Place: usa, california
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Last Kind Words (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: 17-year old Eli moves with his family to the isolated farm of reclusive Waylon, a man whose dark past threatens to overtake him. Eli’s family works to restore the desolate fields, while he becomes fascinated with the forests. While on the farm, ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, scary
Plot: teenage love, youth, life is a bitch, uncover truth, supernatural, haunted by the past, farm, deadly, mystery, ghost story, ghost, slave ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kentucky
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87%
China White Serpentine (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Dave's brother Trent was enticed by dark forces and entrapped in a lair of sin. Trent was under the control of Tracey, the drug-dealing seductress who had spun this web of wrongdoing. It was a world of erotic indulgence, frequent drug use, and ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense, scary ...
Plot: mind game, femme fatale, investigation, haunted by the past, dangerous attraction, obsession, life is a bitch, supernatural, couples, survival, drug abuse, addiction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china
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75%
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Dark Places (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Keri Walker is a drug-addicted prostitute who ends up killing her latest john in self-defense. She finds shelter at a place run by a couple who find pleasure in others' pain. The haven house turns into a hell house and Keri must do whatever she ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, scary ...
Plot: prostitute, life is a bitch, drug abuse, addiction, danger, deadly, crimes, sexual relations, couples, gory, murder, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Between (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Nadine, a beautiful lawyer from Chicago, travels alone to Tijuana, Mexico in search of her missing sister. Her investigation presents unsettling encounters leading her on a mind-bender as she attempts to unravel the compelling truth.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: mystery, obsessive quest, missing person, riddles and clues, love affair, mind game, crimes, deadly, missing sister, truth, lawyer, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, chicago illinois
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70%
Northern Lights (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Hoping to leave behind troubled days in the Baltimore city police department, Nate Burns (Eddie Cibrian) journeys to Alaska, where he takes up a quiet life as a small-town sheriff and begins a romance with spirited bush pilot Meg Galligan (LeAnn ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, mind bending, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: mystery, law enforcement, crimes, danger, romance, deadly, small town life, love affair, curses spells and rituals, small town, brother brother relationship, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, baltimore, alaska
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61%
Circle of Eight (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jessica moves into a loft on the eighth floor of a Los Angeles apartment building called The Dante. The other tenants all seem friendly at first, but when she starts witnessing horrible deaths, she must team up with her neighbor Evan (Doom) to solve ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, enigmatic, exciting ...
Plot: mystery, investigation, uncover truth, danger, crimes, mysterious character, riddles and clues, fear, supernatural, brutality, haunted house, filmmaking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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58%
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In My Pocket (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A harrowing journey down the dark spiral of drug addiction. As Stephen Jameson's carefully constructed life slowly falls apart, his belief system is shattered when he discovers that he's no longer the functioning addict that he once was.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, atmospheric
Plot: addiction, romance, drug abuse, life is a bitch, drug addict, pills, couples, introspection, society, junkie, drug rehabilitation, drugs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Haunted Boat (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When the young Kevin gets the boat of his dead uncle as a gift, he invites five friends of him to a trip to Catalina Island for the weekend. While in the journey, they drink booze, have sex and play games, with each one of them telling his or her ...
Style: psychological, captivating, suspense, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: ghost, survival, deadly, danger, ship, mystery, youth, supernatural, ocean, underwater, underwater scene, pursuit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, malibu california
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57%
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Cookers (2001)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After stealing a huge stash of drugs, speed freaks Hector and Dorena plan to cook up an enormous batch of crystal meth and get rich quick. Hector's old buddy Merle has the perfect hideout/meth lab: an old, abandoned farmhouse in the woods where ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, scary, serious, realistic
Plot: laboratory, drug dealing, hallucination, paranoia, old dark house, supernatural, ghost, addiction, deadly, drug abuse, life is a bitch, methamphetamine ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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The Glow (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A newly-wed NYC couple move into a low-rent luxury apartment only to be harassed by cryptic elderly neighbors. Matt (Dean Cain) and Jackie (Portia de Rossi) are living in NYC, brimming with that certain "glow" all newly-weds possess. They ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, scary, tense
Plot: supernatural, mystery, couples, murder, supernatural ability, domestic disturbance, deadly, golden years, pregnancy, disappearance, neighbor, young couple ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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53%
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Scourge (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An ancient pestilence called The Scourge has been set free in a small town after being entombed in a church's masonry for a century and a half. As bodies rapidly pile up, nothing stands between the spawning Scourge and the rest of the town ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, serious, offbeat
Plot: deadly creature, survival, mutant, supernatural, mystery, deadly, danger, violence spree, small town, parasite, bare midriff, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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50%
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Apart (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Linked by a rare psychological disorder, Noah Greene and Emily Gates must uncover the mystery of a tragic past in order to find hope for the future.
Style: tense, psychological, atmospheric, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: memory loss, neo noir, mystery, romance, haunted by the past, mental illness, couples, uncover truth, destiny, foreknowledge, hopes, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Silk (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A scientist uses his invention - the "Menger Sponge" - to capture the energy of a dead child's spirit in an old building. In trying to determine why the energy of the ghost does not dissipate, the team discovers the identity and the ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, scary, serious
Plot: ghost, mystery, investigation, uncover truth, crimes, supernatural, who done it, haunted by the past, paranormal activity, danger, deadly, afterlife ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, taiwan
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The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Set at the turn of the century, this is the tale of Ellen Rimbauer who just received this mysterious mansion as a wedding gift from her new husband...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, serious, scary
Plot: haunted house, ghost, mystery, losing-it hero, uncover truth, deadly, supernatural, mysterious character, infidelity, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, afterlife ...
Time: contemporary
Place: seattle, usa
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The Black Dahlia Haunting (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: While investigating the murder of her father by her blind younger brother, a young woman disturbs the vengeful spirit of Elizabeth Short, known in legend as "The Black Dahlia".
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, bleak, mind bending ...
Plot: ghost, murder, true crime, supernatural, mystery, redemption, deadly, crimes, life is a bitch, gory, paranormal phenomena, extrasensory perception ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, new york
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43%
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Haunt (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An introverted teen sparks with his new neighbor, and together the couple begins to explore the haunted house that is family has unknowingly just purchased.
Style: suspenseful, scary, disturbing, bleak, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, parallel world, supernatural, youth, death, abusive father, murder, ghost, teen romance, teenagers, mystery, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Hollywood Vampyr (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Hollywood Vampyr is an expose of Los Angeles' gothic subculture as seen through the eyes of a young female vampire. The film focuses on FATAL (Nora Zimmett), a former heroin addict who, having embraced this dark lifestyle, decides to leave her ...
Style: gothic, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: vampire, supernatural, addiction, obsession, deadly, life is a bitch, college, religions or cults, subculture, graphic violence, sexual content, goth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles
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39%
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2030 (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Vietnam, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In a near future Vietnam where global warming and rising seawater levels have forced cultivation to be done on floating farms, a strong-willed woman has to make a critical decision about her ex-lover, a suspect of her husband's murder.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, bleak, serious
Plot: uncover truth, moral dilemma, mystery, life is a bitch, environmentalism, future dystopia, global warming, society, crimes, murder, ocean, ship ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: vietnam, asia
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38%
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The Big Bad (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: As a broken woman obsessed with revenge desperately searches for the monster who destroyed her family, she unexpectedly finds herself in a surreal and frightening world.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, surreal, tense, captivating ...
Plot: zombie, revenge, witch, werewolf, danger, mystery, obsession, supernatural, crimes, deadly, riddles and clues, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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38%
Living with the Dead (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: A man begins to have disturbing visions of dead people, among whom are his mother and victims of a local serial killer. All telling their story of how they died, and how their murderer is still out there. The detective investigating the murders ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, scary
Plot: able to see the dead, supernatural ability, supernatural, uncover truth, mysterious character, ghost, life is a bitch, who done it, mystery, police investigation, serial killer, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, serious, scary, captivating ...
Plot: obsession, stalking, haunted by the past, couple relations, couples, danger, deadly, violence, wedding, family relations, death, bikini
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Unborn But Forgotten (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: South Korea
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A website is seemingly killing every woman who views it within fifteen days. While investigating the phenomenon, a female reporter begins an investigation that leads to the discovery of the site known only as The White Room.
Style: serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, mind bending, scary
Plot: website, supernatural, afterlife, computers and web, deadly, journalism, crimes, technology gone awry, pregnancy, curses spells and rituals, inventions and discoveries, technophobia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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38%
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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, 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 ⇓
36%
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 ⇓
36%
Films to Keep You Awake: A Real Friend (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Spain
Duration: 73 min.
Story: The lonely Estrella is an intelligent teenager and good student but is outcast in school. She spends most of her time alone in school or at home, reading horror books or watching horror movies, while her widow mother Angela works as a nurse in a ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, surreal, mind bending ...
Plot: school, mystery, supernatural, haunted by the past, vampire, crimes, deadly creature, danger, social misfits, youth, deadly, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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34%
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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: atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, tense, serious
Plot: serial killer, ghost, haunted house, supernatural, deadly, woman in danger, haunted by the past, crimes, danger, woman, violence, jump scare
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Absentia (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Tricia's husband Daniel has been missing for seven years. Her younger sister Callie comes to live with her as the pressure mounts to finally declare him 'dead in absentia.' As Tricia sifts through the wreckage and tries to move on ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, scary, clever ...
Plot: tunnel, missing person, missing husband, investigator, sister sister relationship, grief, evil force, supernatural, woman in danger, presumed dead, back from the dead, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Sightings: Heartland Ghost (2002)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The crew of a reality-TV show about the paranormal visits a small Kansas town to investigate a house that may be haunted.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, scary, mind bending
Plot: haunted house, ghost, haunted by the past, afterlife, mystery, investigation, supernatural, deadly, danger, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kansas, usa
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32%
Caroline and Jackie (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A woman turns her sister's belated birthday celebration into an intervention, but as events unfold, it becomes unclear which sibling needs the most help.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, captivating, psychological
Plot: introspection, addiction, haunted by the past, friendship, drug abuse, life is a bitch, friends, eating disorder, siblings relations, surprise birthday party, sister sister conflict, anorexia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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32%