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: atmospheric, humorous, futuristic, surreal, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: disaster, catastrophe, dark humor, plague, romance, quarantine, family relations, parents and children, family life, love and romance, life is a bitch, fall in love, isolation, society, chaos, terminal illness, human nature, social decay, future dystopia, worldwide chaos, post apocalypse, virus, loneliness, art, water ...
Place: taiwan, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, bleak, atmospheric and suspenseful films with plots about society, danger, life is a bitch, chaos, catastrophe, escapades and isolation mostly in Drama, Sci-Fi and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Hole: The Wayward Cloud (2005), Vive L'Amour (1994), The River (1997), Goodbye, Dragon Inn (2003), Ravagers (1979). 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.
Style: surreal, humorous, semi serious, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: isolation, filmmaking, water shortage, actor's life, love and romance, lifestyle, strong sexual content, human nature, sexual perversion, heat wave, relationships, couple relations ...
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.
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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.
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Plot: family relations, river, dysfunctional family, chaos, cure, family problems, disability, friends, gender, actor's life, coming of age, youth ...
Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Goodbye, Dragon Inn (2003)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 82 min.
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Style: surreal, atmospheric, sincere, realistic, semi serious ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, taipei, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Ravagers (1979)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a post-apocalyptic world divided between two groups called the Flockers and the Ravagers, an adventurer and his "pleasure girl" try to find their way to a rumored safe haven called the Land of Genesis.
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Plot: survival, post apocalypse, graphic violence, disaster, chaos and mayhem, apocalypse, future dystopia, murder, isolation, ship, frame up, vengeance ...
Time: future, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Face (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: France, Taiwan, Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 138 min.
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Style: surreal, semi serious, humorous, stylized, contemplative ...
Plot: erotica, strong sexual content, showbiz, filmmaking, supernatural, nothing goes right, louvre, disorder, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, filmmaker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: serious, bleak, suspenseful, futuristic
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Country: Taiwan, France
Duration: 127 min.
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Stray Dogs (2013)
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Country: Taiwan, France
Duration: 138 min.
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Plot: poverty, homeless, existential loneliness, storm, birthday, loneliness, homelessness, female nudity, beach, boat, water, alcoholic ...
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The Aerial (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
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Duration: 99 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 116 min.
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Style: atmospheric, psychological, realistic, serious, disturbing ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, japan, asia, paris france, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
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Duration: 122 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense, bleak
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Time: future
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Rebels of the Neon God (1992)
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Country: Taiwan
Duration: 106 min.
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: South Korea
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Time: future
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Duration: 87 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Testament (1983)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nuclear war in the United States is portrayed in a realistic and believable manner. The story is told through the eyes of a woman who is struggling to take care of her family. The entire movie takes place in a small suburban town outside San ...
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, bleak, emotional, serious ...
Plot: nuclear war, small town, survival, disaster, nuclear holocaust, radiation, life is a bitch, future dystopia, parents and children, demolished city, chaos, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, near future, future
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Musical
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Claude Duty's feature-length debut Filles Perdues, Cheveux Gras (Hypnotized and Hysterical, (Hairstylist Wanted)) is an offbeat comedy about three women. Elodi (Olivia Bonamy) is a struggling single mother. Natacha (Marina Fois) is an upbeat ...
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Audience: date night, girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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The Stone Raft (2002)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Spain, Portugal, Netherlands
Duration: 103 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Superstarlet A.D. (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
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Style: semi serious, exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, humorous ...
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Where Have All the People Gone (1974)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
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Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, bleak, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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The Sacrifice (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, France, UK
Duration: 149 min.
Story: Alexander, a journalist, philosopher and retired actor, celebrates a birthday with friends and family when it is announced that nuclear war has begun.
Style: atmospheric, serious, emotional, thought provoking, psychological ...
Plot: hopes, apocalypse, redemption, human nature, save the world, society, catastrophe, hysteria, worldwide chaos, unfulfillment, sacrifice, insanity ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, sweden, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Ever Since the World Ended (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Twelve years ago, a plague swept through, wiping out most of the population; in San Francisco, only 186 people remain. Two of them use jury-rigged batteries to power a camera and make a documentary. We see a variety of approaches to survival, from ...
Style: tense, serious, bleak, sincere, thought provoking
Plot: survival, life is a bitch, chaos, future dystopia, apocalypse, introspection, society, wilderness, escapades, commune, plague, survivor ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Help Me, Eros (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: psychological, serious, realistic, atmospheric, sexy ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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I Am Legend (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Robert Neville is a scientist who was unable to stop the spread of the terrible virus that was incurable and man-made. Immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City and perhaps the world. For three years, Neville ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: future, 21st century, year 2012, 2010s, near future
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%