Movies like Asylum 1997

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Asylum (1997)
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Asylum (1997)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Robert Patrick stars as a private investigator traumatized by his father's suicide who goes undercover in a mental institution to uncover the murderer of his psychiatrist.
Style: scary, rough, mind bending, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: mental institution, crimes, investigation, hospital, clinic, crime, mystery, private detective, mental illness, working undercover, mentally unstable, murder, amateur detective, dishonesty, law enforcement, doctors and patients, deadly, cons and scams, power relations, serial killer, suicide, death of father
Time: 90s

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Most similar movies to Asylum

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and scary films with plots about deadly, murder, crimes, investigation, serial killer, mystery and crime mostly in Thriller, Drama and Horror genres. Some movies like Asylum: Mister Frost (1990), My Sweet Killer (1999), Toe Tags (2003), Phobia (1980), Breaking Dawn (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Mister Frost (1990)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: France, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Frost is arrested and committed for murder after he is apprehended burying his victims in the garden. However, even while under psychiatric care and tight hospital security, it becomes obvious that Mr. Frost is not all he seems to be, but he is ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, scary
Plot: murder, psychopath, investigation, serial killer, mental institution, mystery, law enforcement, hospital, doctors and patients, crimes, deadly, crime ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
My Sweet Killer (1999)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Charlie is an introverted person getting out of prison. He feeds in an apartment and starts dreaming of the woman who died in this apartment. And his fantasies of this woman getting worse and worse.
Style: disturbing, gloomy, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: mental illness, murder, danger, drug dealing, deadly, split personality, mind game, psychopath, mystery, crimes, friendship, doctors and patients ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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78%
 2.9
 106
Toe Tags (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 68 min.
Story: The high rent district of Valley Creek apartments, seems to be a magnet for beautiful people....those who can afford to live there. But the rent has just gone up and it is costing residents their lives.
Style: suspenseful, rough, bleak, scary, realistic ...
Plot: murder, investigation, amateur detective, race against time, mystery, serial killer, deadly, crimes, law enforcement, apartment building, crime, dead woman on bed ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 528
Phobia (1980)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A psychiatrist involved in a radical new therapy comes under suspicion when his patients are murdered, each according to their individual phobias.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, psychological, scary ...
Plot: murder, hospital, nudity (full frontal - brief), psychiatrist, mystery, rivalry, mind game, serial killer, mentally unstable, misfit, crime, crimes ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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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67%
 4.0
 890
Jill Rips (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A tough guy goes undercover on a personal mission of vengeance into the hardcore world of S&M, to find out who's responsible for the death of his brother.
Style: suspenseful, tense, scary, rough, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, vengeance, law enforcement, investigation, tough heroes, crime, dishonesty, deadly, crimes, death of brother, prostitute, undercover cop ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, usa
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63%
 4.2
 852
Dark Asylum (2001)
Genre: Thriller, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 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, law enforcement, investigation, master criminal, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.2
 186
Committed (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A nurse is taken hostage by a patient pretending to be a doctor and is forced to administer to everyone.
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: mental institution, murder, mistaken identity, power relations, mentally unstable, dishonesty, misfit, doctor, patient, nurse, trap, woman in danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 3.9
 981
iMurders (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A mysterious love triangle leads to a tragic shooting. Months later, eight members of a MySpace-esque chat room are being gruesomely murdered in the privacy of their own homes.
Style: slasher, serious, mind bending, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, investigation, mystery, gory, serial killer, law enforcement, deadly, computer program, computer, love triangle, crime, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.3
 20
Tucked Away (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: On the surface, Ray Ryan has it all. He's a successful advertising executive with a new promotion. He has a nice home and a beautiful fiancée. Underneath it all is a dark secret he's finding harder to hide. Ray's nightmares are ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, crimes, deadly, life is a bitch, murder, secret, abusive father, aging
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Criminal Passion (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A homicide detective begins a torrid affair with a senator's son who is a suspect in a series of grisly murders.
Style: rough, suspenseful, sexual, realistic, serious ...
Plot: investigation, murder, dishonesty, dancer's life, tough law enforcer, mystery, serial killer, love and romance, crimes, betrayal, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.2
 19K
Nightwatch (1997)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A law student, who takes a job as a night watchman at a morgue, begins to discover clues that implicate him as the suspect of a series of murders.
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, protagonist as suspect, mind game, murder, frame up, crimes, danger, police detective, deadly, dishonesty, riddles and clues ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.2
 573
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, scary ...
Plot: mental institution, murder, couples, psychopath, mentally unstable, crimes, mysterious character, mind game, supernatural, investigation, obsession, doctors and patients ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.7
 665
Daddy's Girl (1996)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A girl's bright smile masks a psychopathic soul that will eliminate anyone who comes between her and her doting father.
Style: suspenseful, scary, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: school, evil child, murder, psychopath, father, killer child, family relations, crimes, deadly, danger, boarding school, childhood trauma ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Spreading Ground (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Veteran Detective Ed Delopre (Dennis Hopper) and partner Mike McGivern (Fredric Forrest) have their hands full when they hit the pavement in search of a dangerous killer with five dead bodies already on his record. The mayor, in a rush to see peace ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, criminal heroes, rivalry, crimes, law enforcement, investigation, crime, deadly, gangsters, track down, riddles and clues ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 3.6
 609
Rough Draft (1998)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A struggling freelance writer, while investigating the transvestite night life, stumbles across a serial killer in action. The two then strike up a bizarre partnership to document the killer's motives and handiwork as a possessed detective ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, psychological, bleak, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, stalking, murder, transvestism, amateur detective, police investigation, danger, mind game, journalism, dishonesty, crimes, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
A Demon in My View (1991)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A strangler known as the Kenbourne Killer has been murdering streetwalkers for 25 years. The police set out to track him down.
Style: suspenseful, mind bending, scary, serious, realistic ...
Plot: psychopath, mentally unstable, investigation, deadly, serial killer, crimes, violence spree, murder, curses spells and rituals, obsession, female stockinged legs, pantyhose ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Relative Fear (1994)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Linda and Peter Pratman's son Adam is autistic, but they still love him and hope that he'll at least start talking some day. However he's teased and abused by the kids of the neighborhood and his grandpa . When several people around ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, serious, mind bending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, psychopath, suspicion, therapist, mystery, mischievous children, crimes, social misfits, family life, danger, mentally challenged, killer child ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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A Show of Force (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In this thriller, television reporter Kate Ryan de Meléndez investigates the death of two radical Puerto Rican activists, whom she begins to believe may have been framed and murdered by undercover American agents.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, investigation, mystery, undercover, police corruption, crimes, media, amateur detective, legal, law enforcement, journalism, political conspiracy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Cold Light of Day (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Netherlands, Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A troubled detective befriends a single woman and her daughter with the intention of using them as bait for a serial killer.
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, atmospheric, mind bending ...
Plot: obsession, serial killer, con artists, child abuse, chases and races, dishonesty, unlikely criminals, obsessive quest, psychopath, bait, graphic violence, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.1
 325
The Psychic (1991)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A serial killer is terrorizing a small college town. When a student begins to have psychic visions of the killer with clues as to who he is, he gives this information to the police - only to find that he himself is suspected of committing the ...
Style: rough, sexual, suspenseful, scary, mind bending ...
Plot: serial killer, nude woman murdered, nudity (full frontal - brief), investigation, crimes, deadly, danger, law enforcement, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, terrorism, college ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 3.7
 385
The Lost Angel (2005)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Slight off-balance police inspector Palmer (Alison Eastwood) works with Father Brian (Judd Nelson) to solve for a religion-based killer, while she deals with her teen-aged goth sister.
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, crucifix, danger, investigation, law enforcement, dealing with death, deadly, crimes, mystery, murder, curses spells and rituals, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, supernatural, murder, hollywood, investigation, mystery, showbiz, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, danger ...
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Shock Treatment (1964)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A private investigator endures the rigors of an insane asylum in order to locate $1 million in stolen loot.
Style: tense, offbeat, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: mental institution, murder, shock treatment, deadly, mystery, unlikely criminals, confined, danger, dishonesty, hidden identity, life is a bitch, mentally unstable ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.0
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The Sender (1982)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A disturbed telepathic man is able to transmit his dreams and visions into the minds of the people around him.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, bleak, serious ...
Plot: supernatural, mental institution, mental illness, mind game, mentally unstable, supernatural ability, misfit, danger, doctors and patients, psychopath, psychic, mind control ...
Time: 80s, year 1965
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.6
 541
The Nurse (1997)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A traumatized nurse plots revenge against a catatonic businessman, whom she blames for the death of her family, by integrated herself as his personal nurse and plots revenge by killing off his family members one by one.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, slasher
Plot: revenge, deadly, cons and scams, violence spree, vengeance, hospital, disability, crime, rivalry, crimes, dealing with death, hidden identity ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 3.4
 627
Bad Karma (2001)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Mental Patient terrorizes her Psychiatrist who she believes is the reincarnation of Jack the Ripper.
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, slasher, sexy ...
Plot: reincarnation, murder, mental institution, femme fatale, supernatural, serial killer, deadly, danger, crimes, mental illness, power relations, psychopath ...
Time: 19th century
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.0
 3K
The Ugly (1997)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A female psychologist wants to understand the minds of a confessed serial killer who spent the last five years in a mental hospital because of his state.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, slasher, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, mental institution, hospital, murder, psychoanalysis, psychologist, haunted by the past, investigation, mysterious character, mind game, doctors and patients, split personality ...
Time: 90s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Special Effects (1984)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Reality and illusion collide in this thriller about a megalomaniacal movie director who murders a young would-be actress, then sets about making a feature about the deed, casting the dead woman's clueless husband as the patsy, and finding a ...
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: filmmaking, murder, deadly, mystery, crime, artists and showbiz, mind game, dishonesty, crimes, model, movie business, violence ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.2
 107
Love Her Madly (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three men are dangerously obsessed with the same woman.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, obsession, crimes, mystery, investigation, erotica, femme fatale, performer's life, who done it, college life, school, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%