Movies like The Hole 1998

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The Hole (1998)
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The Hole (1998)
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Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Musical, Sci-Fi
Country: Taiwan, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the final days of the year 1999, most everyone in Taiwan has died. A strange plague has ravished the island. Supposedly spread by cockroaches, the disease sends its victims into a psychosis where they act like the insects. Eventually, they die. The Hole takes place in a crumbling apartment building. Its two protagonists live right above and below each other. The woman is on the lower floor, and the pipes above her apartment are leaking fiercely, threatening to destroy her food supply, not to mention her sanity. She calls a plumber to go check it out, and he accidentally pokes a hole through the floor of the man's apartment. The two have never met before, and they come into contact through the hole.
Style: humorous, dark humor, atmospheric, offbeat, futuristic, surreal, semi serious
Plot: plague, romance, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, love and romance, family life, fall in love, quarantine, danger, society, human nature, terminal illness, chaos, isolation, future dystopia, deadly, social decay, worldwide chaos, catastrophe, post apocalypse, epidemic, virus, loneliness, art ...
Place: taiwan, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, bleak, surreal and atmospheric films with plots about society, life is a bitch, catastrophe, family relations, danger, love and romance and chaos mostly in Drama, Sci-Fi and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Hole: The Wayward Cloud (2005), Vive L'Amour (1994), The River (1997), Goodbye, Dragon Inn (2003), 20 Years After (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Wayward Cloud (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: France, Taiwan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Hsiao-Kang, now working as an adult movie actor, meets Shiang-chyi once again. Meanwhile, the city of Taipei faces a water shortage that makes the sales of watermelons skyrocket.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, taipei
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Vive L'Amour (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Three lonely young denizens of Taipei unknowingly share an apartment: Mei, a real estate agent who uses it for her sexual affairs; Ah-jung, her current lover; and Hsiao-ang, who's stolen the key and uses the apartment as a retreat.
Style: serious, erotic, meditative, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: love triangle, friendship, couples, love and romance, city life, unfulfillment, nothing goes right, human nature, sex, jealousy, character study, multiple storylines ...
Time: 90s
Place: taiwan, asia, taipei, tokyo
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The River (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In Taiwan a young man with a mysterious paralysis massages his neck with his mother's dildo, meanwhile the rain is flooding the island.
Style: touching, sincere, thought provoking, realistic, serious ...
Plot: family relations, gays and lesbians, love and romance, coming of age, youth, actor's life, gender, society, disability, chaos, family problems, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: taiwan, asia, china, taipei
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Goodbye, Dragon Inn (2003)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 82 min.
Story: On a dark, rainy night, an historic and regal Taipei cinema sees its final film: 1967 martial arts feature "Dragon Inn". As the film plays, the lives of the theater's various employees and patrons intersect, and two ghostly actors ...
Style: atmospheric, sincere, surreal, contemplative, experimental ...
Plot: film within a film, tourist, longing, introspection, human nature, solitude, dull life, theater, watching a movie, love and romance, unfulfillment, postmodernism ...
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Place: taiwan, taipei, asia
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20 Years After (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the middle of nowhere, 20 years after an apocalyptic terrorist event that obliterated the face of the world!
Style: serious, futuristic, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: post apocalypse, survival, life is a bitch, danger, society, escapades, chaos, pregnancy, future dystopia, babies and infants, apocalypse, distopia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Face (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: France, Taiwan, Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Hsiao-Kang, a Taiwanese film director, travels to the Louvre in Paris, France, to shoot a film that explores the Salomé myth.
Style: stylized, humorous, surreal, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: erotica, filmmaking, strong sexual content, supernatural, nothing goes right, showbiz, louvre, filmmaker, disorder, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, taiwan, paris france
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Country: Argentina
Duration: 99 min.
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Stray Dogs (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan, France
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A father and his two children wander the margins of modern day Taipei, from the woods and rivers of the outskirts to the rain streaked streets of the city. By day the father scrapes out a meager income as a human billboard for luxury apartments, ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Kang lives alone in a big house, Non in a small apartment in town. They meet, and then part, their days flowing on as before.
Style: psychological, complex, sincere, disturbing
Plot: gay sex, gay, society, gay relationship, disorder, youth, class differences, hopes, life philosophy, unemployment, friendship, social satire ...
Time: contemporary
Place: taiwan
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Ravagers (1979)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: serious, bleak, suspenseful, rough, futuristic ...
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Time: future, 90s, 1990s
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I Don't Want to Sleep Alone (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Malaysia, China, Taiwan, France, Austria
Duration: 115 min.
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Style: touching, sentimental, atmospheric, surreal, serious ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
What Time Is It There? (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan, France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When a young street vendor with a grim home life meets a woman on her way to Paris, they forge an instant connection. He changes all the clocks in Taipei to French time.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, realistic, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: obsession, isolation, death in the family, estrangement, lifestyle, unfulfillment, french, insomnia, drinking alcohol, drinking, father son relationship, city life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, japan, asia, paris france, taipei ...
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Red Cockroaches (2003)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Cuba
Duration: 82 min.
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Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, surreal, serious, futuristic ...
Plot: genetic engineering, cockroach, mysterious character, self discovery, incest, future dystopia, haunted by the past, danger, life is a bitch, society, mutant, chaos ...
Time: future
Place: usa, new york
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36%
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Donkey Skin (1970)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A fairy godmother helps a princess disguise herself so she won't have to marry her father.
Style: fairy tale, semi serious, surreal, humorous, stylized ...
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Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in America (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 83 min.
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Style: bleak, suspenseful, tense, serious
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Country: Taiwan
Duration: 124 min.
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Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: South Korea
Duration: 122 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense, bleak ...
Plot: epidemic, plague, deadly virus, infected, survival, quarantine, deadly, chaos, virus, life is a bitch, race against time, catastrophe ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: South Korea
Duration: 115 min.
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Style: suspenseful, anthology, tense, thought provoking, suspense ...
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Time: future
Place: asia, korea, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Superstarlet A.D. (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Musical
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, family relations, human nature, introspection, love and romance, best friends, couples, single mother, storytelling, mother daughter relationship, friends, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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27%
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Visioneers (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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Style: surreal, futuristic, not serious, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Plot: workplace, self discovery, estrangement, satire, future dystopia, society, golf, existentialism, fantasy world, dreams, loneliness, life philosophy ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Help Me, Eros (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Ah Jie lost everything in the stock market due to a severe economic crisis. He spends his days in his sealed apartment, smoking joints and looking after the marijuana plants that he secretly grows in his wardrobe. In desperation, he calls a suicide ...
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Place: asia, taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Rebels of the Neon God (1992)
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Country: Taiwan
Duration: 106 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Russia, France
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Style: offbeat, humorous, suspense, biting, semi serious ...
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Place: paris france, russia, europe, st. petersburg russia
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26%
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Duration: 90 min.
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Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, exciting, suspense ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
One Hundred Mornings (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 85 min.
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Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: infidelity, survival, betrayal, life is a bitch, couples, chaos, vestiges of humanity, dishonesty, danger, isolation, social decay, couple relations ...
Time: future
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Perfect Sense (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Sweden, Denmark, Ireland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Susan is a scientist searching for answers to important questions. So important that she has given up on other things, like love - until she meets Micheal. Susan and Michael find themselves embarking on a sensual adventure while the world around ...
Style: thought provoking, melancholic, enigmatic, serious, romantic ...
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Place: scotland, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Nothing Lasts Forever (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An artist fails a test and is required to direct traffic in New York City's Holland Tunnel. He winds up falling in love with a beautiful woman, who takes him to the moon on a Lunar Cruiser.
Style: offbeat, humorous, feel good, surreal, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
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Time: future
Place: new york
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The Coming Days (2010)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Welcome to 2020: The European Union has collapsed following the fourth Gulf War and massive barricades keep illegal immigrants out of cities that are barely functioning. In the middle of this highly volatile environment is the family of Walter ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, bleak, gloomy ...
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Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%