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Dumplings (2004)
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Dumplings (2004)
Original name: 餃子
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A rich woman, Mrs. Li, is losing her attractiveness and longs for passion with her husband, who is having an affair with his younger and more attractive masseuse. In order to boost her image, she seeks out the help of Aunt Mei, a local chef. Mei cooks her some special dumplings which she claims to be effective for rejuvenation, but these dumplings hide a terrible secret.
Style: macabre, disturbing, psychological, suspense, clever, humorous, offbeat, realistic, semi serious, weird ...
Plot: healing power, abortion, obsession, chef, aging, starlet, career change, pregnant teenager, cannibalism, husband wife relationship, fetus, rejuvenation, fountain of youth, masseuse, dark humor, housewife, nosy, beauty, cooking and food, hotel, sex scene, mistress, hospital, unfaithful husband, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out psychological, disturbing, serious and suspenseful films with plots about blood, brutality, obsession, violence, storytelling, gory and murder mostly in Horror, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Dumplings: Three... Extremes (2004), American Mary (2012), Possession (1981), Ab-normal Beauty (2004), Big Bad Wolves (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Three... Extremes (2004)
Genre: Horror
Country: Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea
Duration: 125 min.
Story: “Three” is an anthology of three horror shorts from three different Asian countries.In "Dumplings" an aging actress wishing to reclaim her youth goes to a woman who makes dumplings that supposedly have regenerative properties; however, ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, scary, anthology ...
Plot: cannibalism, murder, healing power, gory, danger, spouse in danger, director, jealousy, abortion, strangulation, pregnancy, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, hong kong, asia, korea, south korea
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 6.3
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American Mary (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young med student struggling with her tuition fees is drawn into the shady world of underground body modification.
Style: scary, disturbing, rough, sexy, brutal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: amputation, rape, sexual perversion, torture, gory, plastic surgery, physical appearance, nightclub, surgery, surgeon, student, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.4
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Possession (1981)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A young woman left her family for an unspecified reason. The husband determines to find out the truth and starts following his wife. At first, he suspects that a man is involved. But gradually, he finds out more and more strange behaviors and ...
Style: surreal, psychological, atmospheric, controversial, mind bending ...
Plot: hysteria, obsession, sexual perversion, perversion, monster, supernatural, family problems, infidelity, marriage crisis, insanity, surrealism, husband wife estrangement ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: germany, berlin germany, west berlin west germany, europe, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Ab-normal Beauty (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Jiney, an art and photography student, but despite winning an award, she remains unhappy with the work. After photographing the aftermath of a fatal car accident she finds herself obsessed with death. She begins to talk about suicide, and suffers ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: death wish, stalker, obsession, sexual abuse, dangerous attraction, psychopath, gory, crimes, danger, deadly, teenage life, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Big Bad Wolves (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Israel
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A series of brutal murders puts the lives of three men on a collision course: The father of the latest victim now out for revenge, a vigilante police detective operating outside the boundaries of law, and the main suspect in the killings - a ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, crimes, kidnapping, vengeance, rivalry, partners, confined, loss of child, captivity, parents and children, mind game, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, palestine, tel aviv israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.1
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Willard (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Desperate for companionship, the repressed Willard befriends a group of rats that inhabit his late father's deteriorating mansion. In these furry creatures, Willard finds temporary refuge from daily abuse at the hands of his bedridden mother ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, psychological, macabre ...
Plot: psychopath, misfit, rat, humiliation, vengeance, workplace, obsession, danger, dangerous animal, mentally unstable, social misfits, boss and employee ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The Addiction (1995)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A vampiric doctoral student tries to follow the philosophy of a nocturnal comrade and control her thirst for blood.
Style: psychological, scary, suspenseful, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: vampire, addiction, university, philosophy, drug abuse, obsession, life is a bitch, supernatural, human nature, blood, infection, mass murder ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Skin I Live In (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A brilliant plastic surgeon creates a synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage. His guinea pig: a mysterious and volatile woman who holds the key to his obsession.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Plot: gender bending, insanity, obsession, rape, sexual perversion, twists & turns, physical appearance, mad scientist, plastic surgery, skin, betrayal, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, year 2012
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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We Are What We Are (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In this reimagining of the 2010 Mexican film of the same name, director Jim Mickle paints a gruesome portrait of an introverted family struggling to keep their macabre traditions alive, giving us something we can really sink our teeth into.
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: cannibalism, rain, family relations, prayer, small town, gory, parents and children, siblings relations, danger, missing person, deadly, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, delaware
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 8.4
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The Shining (1980)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Jack Torrance accepts a caretaker job at the Overlook Hotel, where he, along with his wife Wendy and their son Danny, must live isolated from the rest of the world for the winter. But they aren't prepared for the madness that lurks within.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, scary, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: isolation, insanity, supernatural, evil, ghost, danger, stephen king, hotel, nervous breakdown, psychic, psychopath, trapped ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 1920s
Place: colorado, usa, denver colorado, oregon, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.0
 65K
Raw (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In Justine’s family everyone is a vet and a vegetarian. At 16, she’s a gifted teen ready to take on her first year in vet school, where her older sister also studies. There, she gets no time to settle: hazing starts right away. Justine is forced ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, disturbing, brutal, twists and turns ...
Plot: cannibalism, sister sister relationship, university, vegetarian, meat, party, coming of age, cannibal, female student, defloration, incestuous overtones, peer pressure ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, 70s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.5
 6K
The Hand (1981)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Jon Lansdale is a comic book artist who loses his right hand in a car accident. The hand was not found at the scene of the accident, but it soon returns by itself to follow Jon around, and murder those who anger him.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, slasher, suspense, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, family in danger, obsession, vengeance, rivalry, serial killer, comics, hallucination, severed arm, brutality, midlife crisis, psychopath ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 8.0
 201K
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A young couple moves into an infamous New York apartment building to start a family. Things become frightening as Rosemary begins to suspect her unborn baby isn't safe around their strange neighbors.
Style: surreal, psychological, gothic, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: satanic cult, losing-it hero, mystery, witch, devil, mind game, hallucination, woman in danger, pregnancy, demonic possession, supernatural, dreams ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1965, year 1966
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city, vatican
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.9
 3K
Sweeney Todd (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A BBC adaptation of the Victorian "penny dreadful" tale of 18th century "demon barber" Sweeney Todd, of Fleet Street, who cuts the throats of unsuspecting clients in his London shop.
Style: gothic, atmospheric, disturbing, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: cannibalism, serial killer, obsession, vengeance, haunted by the past, deadly, murder, murderous pair, hairdresser, dark hero, violent, murder mystery ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, 19th century
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.5
 967
A New Life (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: France, Bulgaria
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A 2002 French experimental film directed by Philippe Grandrieux and starring Zachary Knighton and Anna Mouglalis. The story involves a young American who falls obsessively in love with a mysterious courtesan named Melania against the backdrop of a ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, tense, exciting ...
Plot: life is a bitch, obsession, social decay, destructive relationship, society, prostitute, dancer's life, nihilism, couples, voyeurism, sexual relations, starting over ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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In My Skin (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Esther, a self-conscious young woman who works for a public relations firm. One night at a party with her friend Sandrine, Esther wanders into the backyard and stumbles, scratching her leg on a piece of scrap metal. She goes back to the party, and ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, rough, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: obsession, mental illness, insanity, wound, self discovery, career woman, paranoia, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, self mutilation, mutilation, knife, promotion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, middle east, rome italy, tokyo, lisbon portugal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Lesbian Vampires (1971)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: West Germany, Spain
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An erotic horror tale about a vixen vampiress seducing and killing women to appease her insatiable thirst for female blood.
Style: erotic, surreal, psychological, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: lesbian vampire, vampire, sexploitation, female full frontal nudity, erotica, lesbian sex, obsession, deadly, supernatural, dangerous attraction, cult, gender ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: spain, turkey, istanbul turkey, constantinople
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.7
 15K
The Entity (1982)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Barbara Hershey stars as Carla Moran, a hard-working single mother until the night she is raped in her bedroom by someone - or something - that she cannot see. Despite skeptical psychiatrists, she is repeatedly attacked in her car, in the bath, and ...
Style: psychological, scary, disturbing, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, demon rape, invisibility, sexual abuse, ghost, supernatural, sexual humiliation, woman in danger, single parent, good versus evil, serial rapist, serial killer ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Hour of the Wolf (1968)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Sweden
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An artist in crisis is haunted by nightmares from the past in Ingmar Bergman's only horror film, which takes place on a windy island. During "the hour of the wolf" - between midnight and dawn - he tells his wife about his most painful ...
Style: atmospheric, gloomy, gothic, surreal, bleak ...
Plot: isolation, island, diary, surrealism, artist, insanity, insomnia, voyeurism, nightmare, castle, mental illness, swedish ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: scandinavia, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Time of the Wolf (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: France, Austria, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When Anna and her family arrive at their holiday home, they find it occupied by strangers. This confrontation is just the beginning of a painful learning process.
Style: bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: apocalypse, countryside, survival, chaos, danger, human nature, catastrophe, society, hopes, life is a bitch, social differences, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Secret Lives of Dentists (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An introspective dentist's suspicions about his wife's infidelity stresses his mental well being and family life to the breaking point.
Style: thought provoking, psychological, emotional, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: infidelity, dentist, couple relations, human nature, jealous spouse, lifestyle, dishonesty, imaginary friend, adultery, society, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.6
 15K
Visitor Q (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A father who is a failed former television reporter tries to mount a documentary about violence and sex among youths. He proceeds to have sex with his daughter who is now a prostitute, and films his son being humiliated and hit by classmates. ...
Style: macabre, rough, disturbing, surreal, psychological ...
Plot: father daughter incest, sexual abuse, incest, rape, violence spree, necrophilia, psychopath, dysfunctional family, prostitute, family relations, incestuous desire, heroin ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.9
 2K
Baxter (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A white Bull Terrier named Baxter is given to an elderly woman by her daughter. As time passes, the dog develops aggressive and murderous behavior in order to be adopted by another family.
Style: disturbing, captivating, serious, contemplative, allegory ...
Plot: dog, dog movie, baby, killer dog, golden years, power relations, dark humor, animal life, human nature, family life, satire, babies and infants ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Shadow of the Vampire (2000)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK, Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Director F.W. Murnau (John Malkovich) makes a Faustian pact with a vampire (Willem Dafoe) to get him to star in his 1922 film "Nosferatu."
Style: gothic, scary, suspenseful, gothic horror, dark ...
Plot: obsession, vampire, film within a film, dracula, megalomaniac, escapades, human nature, artists and showbiz, imaginary, filmmaker, palaces castles and temples, gory ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: berlin germany, czechoslovakia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.7
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Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A record store clerk is an obsessed fan of an actress of stage and screen (Lauren Bacall). However when his letters are rejected, the fan strikes out at the actresses friends, then at her.
Style: suspenseful, slasher, tense, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: obsession, murder, obsessed fan, woman in danger, stalking, actor's life, mentally unstable, crime, crimes, danger, price of fame, maniac ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.1
 3K
Nadja (1994)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: This ultra-hip, post-modern vampire tale is set in contemporary New York City. Members of a dysfunctional family of vampires are trying to come to terms with each other, in the wake of their father's death. Meanwhile, they are being hunted by ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, serious, scary, tense ...
Plot: vampire, haunted by the past, injustice, couples, family relations, supernatural, deadly, stalking, twins, parents and children, family life, addiction ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.3
 43K
Dead Ringers (1988)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Elliot, a successful gynecologist, works at the same practice as his identical twin, Beverly. Elliot is attracted to many of his patients and has affairs with them. When he inevitably loses interest, he will give the woman over to Beverly, the ...
Style: psychological, bleak, disturbing, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: love triangle, twins, obsession, insanity, addiction, losing-it hero, life is a bitch, doctors and patients, family relations, murder, mistaken identity, body horror ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 60s, 80s, 50s ...
Place: toronto ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.7
 12K
Intruders (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Anna suffers from agoraphobia so crippling that when a trio of criminals break into her house, she cannot bring herself to flee. But what the intruders don't realize is that agoraphobia is not her only psychosis.
Style: suspense, twists and turns, intense, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: home invasion, agoraphobia, plot twist, female protagonist, revenge, violence, brutality, obsession, murder, arson, haunted by the past, bag of money ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Family Portraits: A Trilogy of America (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Three narratives ("Cutting Moments," "Home" and "Prologue") combine to create a shocking trilogy of modern American life, a portrait drawn with brushstrokes of hidden violence and disturbing cruelty. Directed by Douglas ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, social decay, family problems, society, life is a bitch, couple relations, family life, americana, sexual abuse, family in crisis, husband wife relationship, child molester ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.3
 2K
Buzzard (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Paranoia forces small-time scam artist Marty to flee his hometown and hide out in a dangerous Detroit. With nothing but a pocket full of bogus checks, his Power Glove, and a bad temper, the horror metal slacker lashes out.
Style: suspense, cynical, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: slacker, workplace, crimes, workplace situations, cons and scams, dark humor, satire, psychopath, basement, violence, cheating, con artists ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%