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Pastoral Hide and Seek (1974)
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Pastoral Hide and Seek (1974)
Original name: 田園に死す
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young boys' coming of age tale set in a strange, carnivalesque village becomes the recreation of a memory that the director has twenty years later.
Style: surreal, psychedelic, avant garde
Plot: desert, female nudity, doll, train, nun, threesome, cemetery, midget, clock, psychic, pantyhose, death of child, surrealism, hunchback, coming of age, symbolism, circus, female stockinged legs, film within a film, breaking the fourth wall, freakshow, fat suit, japanese new wave, teenage runaway, mother son relationship

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out surreal, atmospheric, serious and stylized films with plots about surrealism, nudity (full frontal - brief), female nudity, male nudity, death, obsession and existentialism mostly in Drama, Fantasy and Music genres. Some movies like Pastoral Hide and Seek: Emperor Tomato Ketchup (1971), Guru (1997), The Master and Margarita (2006), Enter the Void (2009), Death Drive (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Throw Away Your Books, Rally in the Streets (1971)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Japan
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Conditions have been better for the nameless protagonist: his grandmother is a shoplifter and his war criminal father and sister have an unhealthy, intimate relationship with the family rabbit.
Style: psychedelic, avant garde
Plot: japanese new wave, dysfunctional family, locker room, dalmatian, male nudity, coming of age, punching bag, rape, sex scene, breaking the fourth wall, chicken, surrealism ...
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Emperor Tomato Ketchup (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 27 min.
Story: In a Japanese colony, children overthrow their parental guardians and attempt to form a new society. Their plan spirals out of control and they are soon lost in a web of sexual deviation and violence.
Style: avant garde
Plot: rebellion, ping pong, surrealism, undressing, sex with a minor, boy, orgy, group sex, male nudity, rape, children, erection ...
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100%
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Guru (1997)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: India
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Guru is a fantasy film. It is highly symbolic and makes a statement on terrorism by religions and the evils of the world. The story starts in small peaceful village in India. There is peace between the Hindus and the Muslims that live there. They ...
Style: avant garde
Plot: symbolism, fruit, bomb, riot, death sentence, muslim, hindu, revenge, moral transformation, violence, blindness, eyesight ...
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30%
The Master and Margarita (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Russia
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Master is a talented writer in Moscow working on a manuscript about the biblical Jesus and Pontius Pilate. Authorities in Moscow are harassing Master by surveillance and intimidation. Victimized by their harassment, Master throws his manuscript into ...
Style: surreal, captivating, suspenseful, mind bending, suspense ...
Plot: surveillance, manuscript, female nudity, mental institution, mysticism, muse, surrealism, buddies, destiny, life & death, life philosophy, storytelling ...
Time: 1930s
Place: russia, jerusalem, soviet union
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27%
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 69K
Enter the Void (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: France, Germany, Italy, Canada, Japan
Duration: 161 min.
Story: This psychedelic tour of life after death is seen entirely from the point of view of Oscar (Nathaniel Brown), a young American drug dealer and addict living in Tokyo with his prostitute sister, Linda (Paz de la Huerta). When Oscar is killed by ...
Style: psychedelic, atmospheric, meditative, touching, serious ...
Plot: explicit sex, surrealism, hallucination, drug trip, afterlife, neon light, stripper, supernatural, ghost, youth, deadly, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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26%
 5.3
 34
Death Drive (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 52 min.
Story: Death Drive tells the story of a young man, who after emerging from a pool of water scrambles to piece together the previous night before embarking on a series of psychedelic adventures that reveal his darkest internal instinct.
Style: experimental, avant garde
Plot: masturbation, desert, unsimulated sex, explicit sex, male nudity, all male cast, orgy, porn star, gay interest, self destructing, gang bang
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26%
Heroic Purgatory (1970)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Rikiya Shoda is an engineer working for the Atomic Agency in Japan. One day, his wife Nanako returns home with a lost teenager called Ayu. A man, pretending to be the father, comes to get her back; Ayu keeps telling him that Rikiya and Nanako are ...
Plot: death, ambassador, past, engineer, female nudity, assassination, gunshot, interview, piano, japanese new wave, revolutionary, noose ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Prospero's Books (1991)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK, Netherlands, France, Italy, Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: An exiled magician finds an opportunity for revenge against his enemies muted when his daughter and the son of his chief enemy fall in love in this uniquely structured retelling of the 'The Tempest'.
Style: experimental, serious, captivating, talky, surreal ...
Plot: legends and myths, memory loss, royal family, island, imaginary kingdom, danger, dishonesty, escapades, rivalry, imaginary, vengeance, parents and children ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Pitfall (1962)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A man wanders into a seemingly deserted town with his young son in search of work. But after a bit of bad luck, he joins the town's population of lost souls.
Style: surreal, serious, offbeat, rough, bleak ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, miner, destiny, small town, village, small town life, village life, parents and children, japanese new wave, labor union, mining town ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Takeshis' (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Beat Takeshi lives the busy and sometimes surreal life of a showbiz celebrity. One day he meets his blond lookalike named Kitano, a shy convenience store cashier, who, still an unknown actor, is waiting for his big break. After their paths cross, ...
Style: surreal, dark humor, semi serious, stylized, offbeat ...
Plot: surrealism, obsession, identity crisis, lifestyle, actor's life, showbiz, lookalikes, wannabe, audition, taxi driver, postmodernism, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Adventures of God (2000)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Argentina
Duration: 84 min.
Story: It tells the story of a man and a woman trapped inside what appears to be a dream set in the labyrinthine hallways, mysterious rooms of a large hotel in the 30's, facing the sea.
Style: art house, absurd, captivating, surreal
Plot: miraculous event, pregnancy, philosophy, surrealism, absurdism, religion, murder, hotel, time, dream, shooting, sheep ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.4
 955
The Tempest (1979)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Prospero, a potent magician, lives on a desolate isle with his virginal daughter, Miranda. He's in exile, banished from his duchy by his usurping brother and the King of Naples. Providence brings these enemies near; aided by his vassal the ...
Style: serious, surreal, atmospheric, sexual, offbeat ...
Plot: island, couples, wizards and magicians, betrayal, destiny, parents and children, isolation, royal family, uninhibited rivalry, love affair, vengeance, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.4
 303
Eggshells (1969)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Experimental allegorical story about a group of hippie students in Austin, Texas, who move into an old big house in the woods. However, something else is there and it's influencing them.
Style: allegory, psychedelic
Plot: hippie, sex scene, tan line, balloon, sexual revolution, settler, nudity (full frontal - brief), exploding car, couples, symbolism, paper airplane, wedding ceremony ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: texas, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Intentions of Murder (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Sadako, cursed by generations before her and neglected by her common-law husband, falls prey to a brutal home intruder. But rather than become a victim, she forges a path to her own awakening.
Style: suspense, rough, disturbing, tense, bleak
Plot: japanese new wave, dysfunctional relationship, unhappiness, rape, violence, dysfunctional marriage, suicide attempt, maid, secret, neighbor, infidelity, death ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Rainbow Thief (1990)
Genre: Fantasy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A petty crook, in search of the proverbial pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, hopes to cash in by befriending the heir to a huge fortune.
Style: allegory
Plot: rowboat, mob, nudity (full frontal - brief), weirdo, blind man, marketplace, gramophone, trailer, city, hiding, beggar, dalmatian ...
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Man Who Left His Will on Film (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A metaphysical mystery involving a university student's camera getting stolen, and the thief then committing suicide. Looking back upon the event, the situation comes to be questioned if it happened at all.
Plot: jumping off a building, sex scene, telephone, police, japanese new wave, breaking the fourth wall, rape, communist, suicide, female nudity, university, camera ...
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Sleeping Beauty (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: We follow 24 hours in the life of a being moving from life to life like a cold and solitary assassin moving from hit to hit. In each of these interwoven lives, the being possesses an entirely distinct identity: sometimes a man, sometimes a woman, ...
Style: surreal, art house, atmospheric, enigmatic, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hidden identity, double life, surrealism, lifestyle change, power relations, unfulfillment, existentialism, odd, disguise, model, dog, life & death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: paris france, france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Exterminating Angel (1962)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The guests at an upper-class dinner party find themselves unable to leave. The Exterminating Angel is a 1962 surrealist film, written and directed by Luis Buñuel, starring Silvia Pinal. Sharply satirical and allegorical, the film contains a view ...
Style: thought provoking, surreal, cynical, biting, suspense ...
Plot: dinner party, guest, satire, surrealism, isolation, hallucination, maid, trapped, party, mansion, bear, room ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: spain, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 6.2
 834
Animals (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Spain
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Pol is a teenager with a seemingly calm life: he lives with his brother and is still in high school. However, Pol has a secret: Deerhoof, a cuddly teddy bear who thinks, moves around and with whom he shares his best moments. Life goes on as normal ...
Style: atmospheric, surreal, serious, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: gay teenager, teenage life, friendship, imaginary character, adolescence vs adulthood, supernatural, love and romance, surrealism, brother brother relationship, toy comes to life, high school, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.2
 178
Day-Dream (1964)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: While under sedation in a dentist's office, a young art student has sex fantasies about naked women, vampires and a beautiful patient he saw in the office.
Plot: sex scene, bondage, perversion, sexual fantasy, erotica, dark fantasy, nightmare, sleeping, japanese new wave, sex, dentist, s&m ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Eliza's Horoscope (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A young woman arrives to Montreal to find love. A fortune teller tells her that a wealthy man meant for her is right around the corner so she goes looking even among her odd rag tag group roommates.
Style: psychedelic, gothic, fairy tale, allegory
Plot: surrealism, umbrella, astrology, spirit, fish, religious icon, nun, apartment, hallucination, symbolism, female nudity, mask ...
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22%
Hectopascal: Sensual Call Girl (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Mio is a woman who owns a funeral parlor in a small port town. After losing her husband, her libido suddenly awakens. A typhoon rips through the town. Not only does she provide funeral services for the grieving parties but also attends to their ...
Plot: female nudity, pantyhose, female stockinged legs, typhoon, bare breasts, simulated blow job
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Spirit of the Beehive (1973)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, Ana, a sensitive seven-year-old girl in a rural Spanish hamlet is traumatized after a traveling projectionist screens a print of James Whale's 1931 "Frankenstein" for the village. The ...
Style: atmospheric, contemplative, realistic, serious, touching ...
Plot: spanish civil war, coming of age, film within a film, cat, civil war, innocence lost, beehive, siblings relations, family life, society, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1940
Place: spain, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Northfork (2003)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: "We are all angels. It is what we do with our wings that separates us." In the next two days, the town of Northfork will cease to exist. The year is 1955 and Northfork is literally about to be "dammed," flooded to make way for a ...
Style: bleak, touching, disturbing, melancholic, psychological ...
Plot: small town, human nature, hopes, society, angel, social relations, adoption, hallucination, sick child, terminal illness, priest, boy ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: montana, usa, california, minnesota, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Midori: The Camellia Girl (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: 14-year-old Midori is the constantly abused chore girl for a freakshow. Things begin to change for her after a dwarf magician joins the freak show, but not always for the better.
Plot: gore, murderer, performer, murder, witness, circus, japanese girl, orphan
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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After Life (1998)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: After death, people have just one week to choose only a memory to keep for eternity.
Style: surreal, touching, stylized, contemplative, sentimental ...
Plot: afterlife, videotaping, cloud, memory, memories, old man, bell, heaven, teenage girl, eternity, destiny, airplane ...
Time: 20th century
Place: tokyo, the philippines, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
I Never Promised You a Rose Garden (1977)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A disturbed,institutionalized 16-year-old girl struggles between fantasy and reality.
Style: surreal, serious, psychological, sincere, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental institution, mental illness, nudity (full frontal - brief), confined, imaginary, youth, misfit, doctors and patients, teenage life, self control, power relations, graphic violence ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Endless Poetry (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Chile, UK, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A portrait of Alejandro Jodorowsky’s young adulthood, set in the 1940s and 50s, in the electric capital city of Santiago. There, he decides to become a poet and is introduced, by destiny, into the foremost bohemian and artistic circle of the time.
Plot: autobiography, gay, surrealism, swastika, circus, death of cousin, cycling, family relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), violin, suicide by hanging, poetry ...
Time: 1940s
Place: santiago de chile, santiago chile, chile
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21%
Akira Kurosawa's Dreams (1990)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A collection of magical tales based upon the actual dreams of director Akira Kurosawa.
Style: atmospheric, surreal, contemplative, serious, captivating ...
Plot: apocalypse, painting, tunnel, contamination, rain, legends and myths, artist, life & death, chaos, rainy, wise man, nuclear holocaust ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: japan, asia, mount fuji, pacific ocean, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Big Bang Love, Juvenile A (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Big Bang Love tells the story of two young prisoners from different backgrounds whose bond transcends their pasts. This stunning, imaginative film has been adapted from Masaki Ato's homoerotic graphic novel. Two beautiful young men become ...
Style: rough, disturbing, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, prison, gays and lesbians, prison life, friendship, deadly, investigation, murder investigation, surrealism, violence, crime, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%