20 Movies Like Freaks

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The Elephant Man

The Elephant Man
The Elephant Man
Internet Movie Database: 8.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Metacritic: 78/100
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Runtime: 124 min
Genre: Biography, Drama
Awards: Nominated for 8 Oscars. 11 wins & 22 nominations total
Writer: Christopher De Vore, Eric Bergren, David Lynch
Actors: Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft
Language: English, French
Country: United States, United Kingdom
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“The Elephant Man” is a biographical drama based on the life of Joseph Merrick, a severely disfigured man in 19th century London. The film explores his journey from being exploited as a sideshow freak to finding compassion and acceptance in society.

Eraserhead

Eraserhead
Eraserhead
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
Metacritic: 87/100
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Runtime: 89 min
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Awards: 3 wins & 2 nominations
Writer: David Lynch
Actors: Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart, Allen Joseph
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Eraserhead” is a surrealist horror film that follows a man named Henry as he navigates a nightmarish world filled with bizarre and disturbing imagery. The film explores themes of isolation, anxiety, and the fear of parenthood.

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
Internet Movie Database: 8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 96%
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Runtime: 67 min
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Awards: 2 wins & 1 nomination
Writer: Carl Mayer, Hans Janowitz
Actors: Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, Friedrich Feher
Language: German
Country: Germany
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“The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” is a German silent horror film from 1920. It follows the story of a hypnotist, Dr. Caligari, who uses a sleepwalker to commit murders, blurring the lines between reality and fantasy in a twisted tale of madness and suspense.

Nosferatu

Nosferatu
Nosferatu
Internet Movie Database: 7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 97%
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Runtime: 94 min
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Awards: 2 wins & 2 nominations
Writer: Bram Stoker, Henrik Galeen
Actors: Max Schreck, Alexander Granach, Gustav von Wangenheim
Language: German, English
Country: Germany
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The movie “Nosferatu” is a silent horror film from 1922 that tells the story of Count Orlok, a vampire who terrorizes a German town, and the efforts of a young man named Hutter to stop him.

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
Internet Movie Database: 7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
Metacritic: 87/100
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Runtime: 83 min
Genre: Horror
Awards: 3 wins & 2 nominations
Writer: Kim Henkel, Tobe Hooper
Actors: Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal, Allen Danziger
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Texas Chain Saw Massacre” is a horror film that follows a group of friends who become victims of a family of cannibals in rural Texas. They must fight for their lives as they are hunted down by Leatherface, a chainsaw-wielding maniac.

Carnival of Souls

Carnival of Souls
Carnival of Souls
Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
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Runtime: 78 min
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Awards: N/A
Writer: John Clifford, Herk Harvey
Actors: Candace Hilligoss, Frances Feist, Sidney Berger
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Carnival of Souls” is a psychological horror film about a young woman who survives a car accident but becomes haunted by eerie visions and encounters with mysterious figures as she tries to rebuild her life. As she becomes increasingly disconnected from reality, she finds herself drawn to an abandoned carnival where the supernatural forces at play become more apparent.

Repulsion

Repulsion
Repulsion
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 96%
Metacritic: 91/100
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Runtime: 105 min
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Awards: Nominated for 1 BAFTA Award2 wins & 4 nominations total
Writer: Roman Polanski, Gérard Brach, David Stone
Actors: Catherine Deneuve, Ian Hendry, John Fraser
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
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“Repulsion” is a psychological horror film directed by Roman Polanski. It follows the descent into madness of a young woman named Carol, who becomes increasingly isolated and disturbed in her apartment, leading to a series of hallucinations and violent acts.

The Wicker Man

The Wicker Man
The Wicker Man
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 90%
Metacritic: 87/100
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Runtime: 88 min
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Awards: 3 wins & 6 nominations
Writer: Anthony Shaffer, David Pinner
Actors: Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee, Diane Cilento
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
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“The Wicker Man” is a cult horror film about a police officer who investigates the disappearance of a young girl on a remote island and uncovers a sinister pagan cult. As he delves deeper into the mysteries of the island, he becomes entangled in a web of rituals and sacrifices that lead to a shocking climax.

Don’t Look Now

Don't Look Now
Don't Look Now
Internet Movie Database: 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Metacritic: 95/100
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Runtime: 110 min
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Awards: Won 1 BAFTA Award3 wins & 9 nominations total
Writer: Daphne Du Maurier, Allan Scott, Chris Bryant
Actors: Julie Christie, Donald Sutherland, Hilary Mason
Language: English, Italian
Country: United Kingdom, Italy
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“Don’t Look Now” is a psychological thriller film about a grieving couple who travel to Venice, where they encounter a series of mysterious and increasingly disturbing events that blur the line between reality and the supernatural, ultimately leading to a shocking climax.”

Blue Velvet

Blue Velvet
Blue Velvet
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 95%
Metacritic: 76/100
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Runtime: 120 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 18 wins & 18 nominations total
Writer: David Lynch
Actors: Isabella Rossellini, Kyle MacLachlan, Dennis Hopper
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Blue Velvet” is a psychological thriller directed by David Lynch, following a young man who becomes entangled in a dark and disturbing mystery involving a severed ear, a nightclub singer, and a sadistic criminal. As he delves deeper into the seedy underbelly of his seemingly idyllic town, he uncovers a world of violence, corruption, and sexual obsession.

Mulholland Drive

Mulholland Drive
Mulholland Drive
Internet Movie Database: 7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 84%
Metacritic: 86/100
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Runtime: 147 min
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 49 wins & 61 nominations total
Writer: David Lynch
Actors: Naomi Watts, Laura Harring, Justin Theroux
Language: English, Spanish, French
Country: France, United States
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Mulholland Drive is a surrealistic psychological thriller about a young woman who arrives in Los Angeles with amnesia and is drawn into a mysterious and dark world of dreams, identity, and Hollywood corruption. As she tries to uncover her true identity, she becomes entangled in a complex web of illusion and reality.

The Lobster

The Lobster
The Lobster
Internet Movie Database: 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
Metacritic: 82/100
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Runtime: 119 min
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 33 wins & 82 nominations total
Writer: Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthimis Filippou
Actors: Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Jessica Barden
Language: English, French, Greek
Country: Ireland, United Kingdom, Greece, France, Netherlands, United States
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“The Lobster” is a dark comedy set in a dystopian future where single people must find a romantic partner within 45 days or be transformed into an animal of their choice. The film explores themes of love, conformity, and societal pressures through its absurd and thought-provoking narrative.

The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water
The Shape of Water
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Metacritic: 87/100
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Runtime: 123 min
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Awards: Won 4 Oscars. 136 wins & 350 nominations total
Writer: Guillermo del Toro, Vanessa Taylor
Actors: Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon
Language: English, American Sign , Russian, French
Country: United States, Mexico
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“The Shape of Water” is a romantic fantasy film set in the 1960s, where a mute janitor forms a unique bond with a mysterious amphibious creature being held captive in a government laboratory, leading to a captivating love story that transcends societal norms and expectations.

The Witch

The Witch
The Witch
Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 90%
Metacritic: 84/100
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Runtime: 92 min
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Awards: 45 wins & 70 nominations
Writer: Robert Eggers
Actors: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie
Language: English
Country: United States, Canada, United Kingdom
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“The Witch” is a horror film set in 17th century New England, following a family’s descent into paranoia and supernatural terror after their newborn son mysteriously disappears, leading them to suspect their eldest daughter of witchcraft.”

The Neon Demon

The Neon Demon
The Neon Demon
Internet Movie Database: 6.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 59%
Metacritic: 51/100
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Runtime: 117 min
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Awards: 18 wins & 39 nominations
Writer: Nicolas Winding Refn, Mary Laws, Polly Stenham
Actors: Elle Fanning, Christina Hendricks, Keanu Reeves
Language: English
Country: United States, Belgium, Denmark, France
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“The Neon Demon is a psychological horror film that follows the journey of an aspiring young model as she enters the cutthroat world of the Los Angeles fashion industry, where her beauty and innocence are both admired and exploited. As she becomes increasingly successful, her rise to fame triggers a series of dark and disturbing events that explore themes of obsession, jealousy, and the destructive nature of beauty.”

Black Swan

Black Swan
Black Swan
Internet Movie Database: 8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 85%
Metacritic: 79/100
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Runtime: 108 min
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 97 wins & 279 nominations total
Writer: Mark Heyman, Andres Heinz, John J. McLaughlin
Actors: Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel
Language: English, French, Italian
Country: United States
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The Black Swan movie is a psychological thriller that follows a ballerina as she becomes consumed by her pursuit of perfection in a production of Swan Lake, leading to a dark and twisted transformation. The film explores themes of duality, obsession, and the fragile nature of one’s psyche.

American Horror Story: Freak Show

American Horror Story Freak Show After Show
American Horror Story Freak Show After Show
Internet Movie Database: 7.4/10
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Runtime: N/A
Seasons: N/A
Genre: Talk-Show
Awards: N/A
Writer: N/A
Actors: Xavier Brinkman, Ashley Mova
Language: English
Country: United States
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American Horror Story: Freak Show is a television series, not a movie. It follows a group of performers with various physical abnormalities who struggle to survive and find acceptance in a 1950s Florida circus. The show explores themes of identity, discrimination, and the dark underbelly of human nature.

The Cremator

The Cremator
The Cremator
Internet Movie Database: 8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 88%
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Runtime: 95 min
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Awards: 3 wins
Writer: Ladislav Fuks, Juraj Herz
Actors: Rudolf Hrusínský, Vlasta Chramostová, Jana Stehnová
Language: Czech, Hebrew
Country: Czechoslovakia
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“The Cremator” is a Czechoslovak psychological horror film set in 1930s Prague, following the story of a crematorium operator who becomes obsessed with the idea of liberating souls through cremation, ultimately descending into madness and embracing Nazi ideology. The film explores themes of fascism, manipulation, and the horrors of the human psyche.

Santa Sangre

Santa Sangre
Santa Sangre
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 86%
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Runtime: 123 min
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Awards: 1 win & 9 nominations
Writer: Alejandro Jodorowsky, Roberto Leoni, Claudio Argento
Actors: Axel Jodorowsky, Blanca Guerra, Guy Stockwell
Language: English
Country: Mexico, Italy
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“Santa Sangre” is a surreal horror film directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky. It follows a young man who becomes involved in a twisted and macabre world as he navigates his troubled past and the influence of his enigmatic mother.

The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera
The Phantom of the Opera
Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 33%
Metacritic: 40/100
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Runtime: 143 min
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Awards: Nominated for 3 Oscars. 7 wins & 42 nominations total
Writer: Gaston Leroux, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Joel Schumacher
Actors: Gerard Butler, Emmy Rossum, Patrick Wilson
Language: English, Italian
Country: United Kingdom, United States
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“The Phantom of the Opera” movie is a romantic musical drama about a disfigured composer living in the catacombs of the Paris Opera House, who becomes obsessed with a young soprano and manipulates her career while terrorizing the theater. As their relationship unfolds, secrets are revealed and the boundaries between love and obsession blur.

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