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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, mind bending, experimental, disturbing, avant garde, weird
Plot: female nudity, surrealism, time travel, trippy, melancholy, sexploitation, desert, psychic, nun, doll, circus, threesome, cemetery, midget, death of child, coming of age, hunchback, breaking the fourth wall, freakshow, symbolism, mother son relationship, train, teenage runaway, clock, pantyhose ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out surreal, psychedelic, disturbing and weird films with plots about surrealism, nudity (full frontal - brief), female nudity, male nudity, japanese new wave, dream and death mostly in Drama, Fantasy and Music genres. Some movies like Pastoral Hide and Seek: Emperor Tomato Ketchup (1971), Midori: The Camellia Girl (2016), Guru (1997), Split (2016), The Master and Margarita (2006). 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: experimental, disturbing, art house, avant garde, psychedelic ...
Plot: surrealism, female nudity, alienation, youth, dysfunctional family, avant-garde, nudity (full frontal - brief), breaking the fourth wall, chicken, coming of age, dalmatian, hippie ...
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Emperor Tomato Ketchup (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 72 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, experimental, disturbing, controversial
Plot: sex with a minor, rebellion, petting, revolt, s&m, militia, nudity (full frontal - brief), age difference, boy, crucifix, makeover, group sex ...
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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.
Style: compassionate, sadistic, intense
Plot: orphan, circus, body horror, midget, punishment, loss of mother, jealousy, cruelty, social realism, illusion, freak, human trafficking ...
Place: japan
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 8.5
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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, religion, bomb, eyesight, king, revenge, muslim, blindness, hindu, change of heart, death sentence, moral transformation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 3.5
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Split (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The story of a young woman who takes an epic journey to claim her own darkness and sexuality so she can stop putting it into the hands of her abusive lover. When Inanna, a young actress, working as a stripper, becomes obsessed with a mask maker, ...
Style: surreal, captivating, psychological
Plot: borderline personality disorder, sexual relations, sexual abuse, relationships, surrealism, sexuality, female protagonist, relationship problems, male female relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief), female nudity, male nudity ...
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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, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: surveillance, manuscript, female nudity, mysticism, mental institution, buddies, surrealism, life & death, life philosophy, destiny, justice, brutality ...
Time: 1930s
Place: russia, ussr, jerusalem
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29%
 5.3
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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: psychedelic, surreal, mind bending, allegory, weird
Plot: hippie, counterculture, male nudity, wedding ceremony, commune, haunted house, sex scene, stealing a car, female nudity, balloon, symbolism, roommate ...
Time: 60s
Place: texas, austin texas
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28%
 5.0
 54
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: avant garde, experimental
Plot: gay erotica, gay, desert, lgbt, orgy, explicit sex, gay interest, gay sex, sexual relations, sexual content, sexploitation, masturbation ...
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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, art house, atmospheric, philosophical, meditative ...
Plot: surrealism, hallucination, afterlife, drug trip, drugs, stripper, sex, explicit sex, drug use, incest, lesbian sex, trippy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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Holy Motors (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: France, Germany, Belgium
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, enigmatic, cerebral, psychedelic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: existentialism, surrealism, limousine, life & death, creativity, obsession, multiple storylines, double life, hidden identity, lifestyle change, power relations, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: paris france, tokyo, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.3
 4K
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, semi serious, stylized, mind bending, psychedelic ...
Plot: surrealism, obsession, identity crisis, dark humor, lifestyle, actor's life, showbiz, lookalikes, wannabe, audition, yakuza, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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27%
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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, psychedelic, mind bending, serious, rough ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, storekeeper, lie, father son relationship, labor union, mining town, countryside, parents and children, village life, small town life, small town ...
Place: japan
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27%
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 ...
Style: weird
Plot: incest, female nudity, revolutionary, kidnapping, mirror, hanging, interrogation, wasteland, god, assassination, engineer, piano ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Another Trip to the Moon (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Indonesia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The magical surrealist journey of Asa, daughter of a shaman, who confronts her own mother, fighting for her own life and freedom.
Style: surreal, psychological, disturbing, captivating, psychedelic
Plot: magic, supernatural, relationship problems, mystery, supernatural power, surrealism, family problems, magical creature, magical, absurdism, forest, rabbit ...
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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: epic, experimental, talky, surreal, captivating ...
Plot: children, surrealism, decadence, sea disaster, memory loss, legends and myths, imaginary kingdom, island, vengeance, royal family, parents and children, dishonesty ...
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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, surreal, absurd, captivating
Plot: surrealism, miraculous event, religion, philosophy, pregnancy, absurdism, murder, reality, nudity (full frontal - brief), dream world, gold, hotel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: sexy, experimental, surreal, serious, stylized ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: shakespeare, revenge plot, male nudity, island, wizards and magicians, couples, intrigue, love and romance, escapades, ghost, supernatural, betrayal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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.
Style: weird
Plot: suicide, surrealism, communist, sex scene, rape, female nudity, university, police, student, breaking the fourth wall, jumping off a building, japanese new wave ...
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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: surreal, philosophical, political, allegory, cerebral ...
Plot: surrealism, isolation, dinner party, class differences, social satire, satire, piano, mansion, sheep, room, survival, insanity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: spain, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Cremaster 3 (2002)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 182 min.
Story: CREMASTER 3 (2002) is set in New York City and narrates the construction of the Chrysler Building, which is in itself a character - host to inner, antagonistic forces at play for access to the process of (spiritual) transcendence. These factions ...
Style: experimental, surreal, mind bending, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: surrealism, good versus evil, supernatural, punk, skyscraper, graphic violence, apprentice, curses spells and rituals, rivalry, artists and showbiz, zombie, postmodernism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, tense, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: rape, violence, unhappiness, suicide attempt, maid, mistress, dysfunctional couple, railway, dysfunctional relationship, adultery, secret, anger ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Private Collections (1979)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: France, Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Three stories. A solitary sailor falls from his boat and washes ashore on a tropical island. While seeking rescue, he's found by a nearly naked woman who is playful and compliant. He decides to erase his signs of distress and remain on the ...
Style: erotic, allegory, anthology
Plot: sexually aggressive woman, erotica, mother son incest, sex scene, paranoia, flashback, obsession, desert island, cabaret, cannibal, dream, rabbit ...
Time: 19th century
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Funeral Parade of Roses (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A feverish collision of avant-garde aesthetics and grind-house shocks, Funeral Parade of Roses takes us on an electrifying journey into the nether-regions of the late-’60s Tokyo underworld. In Toshio Matsumoto’s controversial debut feature, ...
Style: disturbing, avant garde, psychedelic, mind bending, surreal ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, gay bar, surrealism, homosexual, transvestite, oedipus complex, suicide, male nudity, prostitution, lgbtq, incest ...
Time: 60s
Place: tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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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: surrealism, erotica, magical creature, city, heart attack, beggar, flood, puppet, port, parrot, prostitution, sideshow ...
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: surreal, atmospheric, mind bending, thought provoking, philosophical ...
Plot: artist, surrealism, art, dreams, life & death, legends and myths, death, dream, bittersweet, powerful ending, melancholy, demon ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: japan, tokyo, mount fuji, asia, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.1
 945
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: surreal, atmospheric, serious, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: gay teenager, teddy bear, toy comes to life, brother brother relationship, high school, gay best friend, self mutilation, gay brother, surrealism, gay, teenage life, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, nudity (full frontal - brief), abstract art, hallucination, horse, dog, love, fish, ship, mysticism, symbolism, horoscope ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.2
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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, surreal, psychological, melancholic, touching ...
Plot: small town, adoption, hallucination, dreams, society, hopes, human nature, social relations, coming of age, boy, priest, sick child ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: tokyo, montana, usa, minnesota, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 2.5
 795
Carnival Magic (1983)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A magician in a carnival--who actually can read minds and levitate people and objects--works with a superintelligent chimp named Alex, who can also talk. The magician and the chimp soon become the stars of the carnival, drawing in big crowds. ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, cult film
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: circus, magic, magician, mind reading, chimpanzee, carnival, monkey, magician's assistant, hick, magic trick, magic show, buddhism ...
Time: 80s
Place: south carolina, southern usa, india, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.2
 231
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.
Style: disturbing, dark fantasy, controversial
Plot: erotica, fetish, eroticism, sleeping, s&m, nightmare, torture, female nudity, sadism, masochism, sexual fantasy, dentist ...
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22%