Movies and TV shows like When They Cry

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When They Cry (2006)
Original name: ひぐらしのなく頃に
Genre: Animation, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: After moving into the quiet town of Hinamizawa, Maebara Keiichi spends his days blissfully in school often playing games with his local friends. However, appearances can be deceiving. One fateful day, Keiichi stumbles upon news of a murder that had occurred in Hinamizawa. From this point on, horrific events unfold in front of Keiichi, as he soon learns his close friends may not be all that they seem. Based on the amateur mystery game by 07th Expansion, the story is told in a series of different scenarios.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, tense, mind bending, psychological, disturbing, macabre, sadistic, sinister
Plot: psychic, village, danger, murder, torture, fear, psychopath, under the surface, baseball bat, beaten to death, rain, rage, student, folklore, traumatic experience, psychic power, splatter, mass murder, psycho killer, psycho, harem, bloodbath, gore, brunette, sadism ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: japan, dungeon, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, stylized and exciting films and TV series with plots about danger, murder, rivalry, blood, crimes, supernatural and violence mostly in Animation, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like When They Cry: Corpse Party: Tortured Souls (2013), Blood-C (2011), Psychic Detective Yakumo (2010), Golgo 13 (2008), RIN ~Daughters of Mnemosyne~ (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Corpse Party: Tortured Souls (2013)
Genre: Animation, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 29 min.
Story: Heavenly Host Elementary School is a legendary elementary school for ghost stories due to its mysterious past. It was torn down following the murders and disappearances of several of its staff and students and now another school called Kisaragi ...
Style: serious, offbeat, scary, sinister, macabre ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, blood, death, gore, danger, school, survival, demon, mystery, youth, young heroes ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Boogiepop Never Laughs: Boogiepop Phantom (2000)
Genre: Animation, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 288 min.
Story: Boogiepop Phantom is a twelve-episode anime television series produced by Madhouse Studios, based on the Boogiepop light novel series by Kouhei Kadono, particularly that of Boogiepop and Others and Boogiepop At Dawn. The series is directed by ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, bleak, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, ghost, gory, murder, danger, high school, deadly, supernatural, mysterious character, doctors and patients, crimes, nobody believes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.4
 764
Blood-C (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Story: Blood-C focuses on Saya Kisaragi, an outwardly normal girl who serves as the shrine maiden to a country town; in reality, she is a skilled swordswoman charged by her father to defeat Elder Bairns, monsters who feed on human blood. As her battles ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, stylized, suspenseful, surprise ending
Plot: supernatural, violence, blood, high school, gory, deadly, village, imaginary, small town, rivalry, deadly creature, young heroes ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Psychic Detective Yakumo (2010)
Genre: Animation, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Story: In order to help a friend possessed by a spirit, Ozawa Haruka knocks on the door of her university's movie research association. There she meets Saitou Yakumo, a rude, unkempt young man with a red left eye, who is said to have spiritual powers. ...
Style: stylized, serious, suspenseful, mind bending
Plot: supernatural, ghost, supernatural ability, mystery, college, uncover truth, college life, life is a bitch, mysterious character, investigation, student life, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Movie in collections
 7.5
 310
Golgo 13 (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Golgo 13 is not his real name. Then again, neither is Duke Togo, Tadashi Togo, or any number of the aliases he goes by. A man of mystery, not even the world’s most prominent intelligence agencies can determine who Golgo really is, or just where he ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, hitman, danger, attempted murder, sniper, criminal heroes, crime, crimes, deadly, tough heroes, car driving, wind ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
RIN ~Daughters of Mnemosyne~ (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Story: Rin Asogi is an immortal private detective with a thirst for vodka and a talent for attracting things that go bump in the night. In a series of nightmarish vignettes spanning sixty-five years, Rin's lush body is sadistically pierced, blown up, ...
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural, private detective, gore, bondage, nun, lust, loss of friend, gory, investigation, immortality, haunted by the past, chases and races ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 2010s, future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.8
 2K
Texhnolyze (2003)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Story: Texhnolyze is a Japanese anime television series directed by Hiroshi Hamasaki, from a screenplay by Chiaki Konaka, and produced by Yasuyuki Ueda, with original character design by Yoshitoshi ABe. The events take place in the vibrant yet dilapidated ...
Style: tech noir, bleak, twists and turns, serious, stylized ...
Plot: psychic, cyberpunk, robot, desperation, existentialism, danger, loner, gang, urban, gory, neo-noir, crimes ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Darker Than Black (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Anime television series created, directed and written by Tensai Okamura and animated by Bones.
Style: futuristic, serious, rough, exciting, atmospheric ...
Plot: supernatural ability, future dystopia, supernatural, spirit, dark past, paranormal phenomena, psychic, secret agents, urban, danger, escapades, imaginary ...
Time: future
Place: asia, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Movie in collections
 8.0
 22K
Tokyo Ghoul (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Ken Kaneki is a bookworm college student who meets a girl names Rize at a cafe he frequents. They're the same age and have the same interests, so they quickly become close. Little does Kaneki know that Rize is a ghoul - a kind of monster that ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized, bloody
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: danger, secret identity, supernatural, good versus evil, friends, supernatural ability, survival, deadly creature, gunfight, violence, dark fantasy, explosion ...
Place: tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Hellsing Ultimate (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Hellsing, a secret organization of the British government, have long been battling supernatural threats to keep the people safe from the creatures of the night. The current leader, Integra Wingates Hellsing, controls her own personal army to ...
Style: gothic, atmospheric, dark humor, stylized, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: vampire, imaginary, danger, anti heroes, good versus evil, gunfight, heroes, immortality, monster, supernatural, superhuman powers, master warrior ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.6
 1K
Hell Girl (2005)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Story: Hell Girl, also known as Jigoku Shōjo: Girl from Hell, is an anime series produced by Aniplex and Studio Deen. It focuses on the existence of a supernatural system that allows people to take revenge by having other people sent to Hell via the ...
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, scary, exciting
Plot: vengeance, heaven and hell, grudge, danger, heroes, imaginary, rivalry, mystery, supernatural, torment, supernatural being, female ghost ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 8.0
 6K
Death Parade (2015)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: There is a place after death that’s neither heaven nor hell. A bar that serves you one chance to win. You cannot leave until the game is over, and when it is, your life may be too. From Studio Madhouse (Death Note, Black Lagoon) comes a thrilling ...
Style: psychological
Plot: afterlife, game, stabbing, depression, childhood, brother sister relationship, regret, marital infidelity, unhappiness, amnesia, panic, old woman ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Parasyte: The Maxim (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Shinichi Izumi is a normal high school boy whose right hand has become infected with an alien parasite that names itself "Migi" ("right"). Migi is the first parasite to develop a symbiotic relationship with its host, as he and ...
Style: serious, tense, exciting, captivating, macabre
Audience: teens
Plot: parasite, alien, gore, body horror, humanity, violence, rivalry, danger, fight scenes, survival, family relations, lone hero ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.7
 1K
Ghost Hunt (2006)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Ghost Hunt, originally titled Akuryō Series, is a light novel series written by Fuyumi Ono. It follows the adventures of the Shibuya Psychic Research Center as they investigate mysterious occurrences all over Japan with a team of other ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, offbeat, mind bending
Plot: ghost, supernatural ability, afterlife, mystery, supernatural, clergy, teenage life, danger, heroes, rivalry, grownups, monk ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 8.1
 25K
Elfen Lied (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: The Diclonius, a mutated homo sapien that is said to be selected by God and will eventually become the destruction of mankind, possesses two horns in their heads, and has a "sixth sense" which gives it telekinetic abilities. Due to this ...
Style: suspenseful, futuristic, rough, scary, erotic ...
Plot: split personality, supernatural ability, life is a bitch, sexual abuse, social misfits, experiment gone awry, mutant, deadly creature, memory loss, childhood trauma, gore, psychopath ...
Time: future, near future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Lost Village (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: A shady bus tour of young men and women are headed to an elusive village called Nanakimura. A destination where people can partake in an utopian existence, free of the world's obstacles... or so goes the rumor. Heading deep into the mountains, ...
Style: disturbing, suspense
Plot: fear, anxiety, father daughter relationship, microphone, cigarette smoking, apology, telephone call, umbrella, telephone, crying, brother brother relationship, singing ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 9.0
 165K
Death Note (2006)
Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Light Yagami is an ace student with great prospects—and he’s bored out of his mind. But all that changes when he finds the Death Note, a notebook dropped by a rogue Shinigami death god. Any human whose name is written in the notebook dies, and ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, disturbing, bleak
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mind game, intelligence, anti heroes, supernatural ability, fighting crime, supernatural, teenage life, secret identity, god or devil, crimes, law enforcement, rivals ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Happy Tree Friends (1999)
Genre: Animation, Horror
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Happy Tree Friends is an American flash cartoon created and developed by Aubrey Ankrum, Rhode Montijo, Kenn Navarro and Warren Graff for Mondo Media. The show is cited as an early example of a popular Internet phenomenon achieving a cult ...
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat, cynical, witty ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: disco, cult, gore, blood, death, danger, cliche, nihilism, mole, faked death, drowning, cannibalism ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
 7.9
 39K
Perfect Blue (1997)
Genre: Animation, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A retired pop singer turned actress' sense of reality is shaken when she is stalked by an obsessed fan and seemingly a ghost of her past.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, surreal, tense, serious ...
Plot: stalking, singer, split personality, obsession, murder, tv show, actress, mind game, stalker, fan, mentally unstable, female protagonist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Vampire Princess Miyu (1997)
Genre: Animation, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: serious, exciting, bleak, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, supernatural ability, destiny, high school, good versus evil, danger, heroes, hopes, imaginary, rivalry, supernatural, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.7
 4K
Ajin (2016)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: 17 years ago, immortals first appeared on the battlefields of Africa. Later, rare, unknown new immortal lifeforms began appearing among humans, and they became known as "Ajin" (demi-humans). Just before summer vacation, a Japanese high ...
Style: exciting, bleak, twists and turns, tense, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: immortality, villain, heroes, murder, friendship, danger, creature, hopes, gunfight, destiny, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.8
 1K
XXXHOLiC (2005)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
Story: Kimihiro Watanuki, a high-schooler, is troubled by monsters and spirits who are magically attracted to him. However, nobody else can see them but him. One day, Watanuki stumbles into a shop that grants wishes, and encounters Yuko Ichihara, a ...
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, offbeat ...
Plot: supernatural ability, ghost, mysterious character, magic, supernatural, danger, mystery, grownups, paranormal activity, psychic, witch, stranger ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Mafia is rife in America where assassinations are a regular occurrence on the streets. Inferno, a mysterious company, is behind most of these dealings through the use of their near-invincible human weapon, "Phantom." One day, a Japanese ...
Style: serious, exciting, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, murder, assassination, adventure, assassination attempt, memory loss, teenage life, crimes, danger, deadly, escapades, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, mongolia, asia, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
 8.4
 10K
Mushi-Shi (2005)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: They are neither plants nor animals. They differ from other forms of life such as the micro-organisms and the fungi. Instead they resemble the primeval body of life and are generally known as "Mushi". Their existence and appearance are ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, serious, bleak
Plot: ghost, legends and myths, nature, supernatural ability, supernatural, adventurer, adventure, good versus evil, danger, mystery, escapades, mysterious character ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.9
 962
Mezzo Forte (2000)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Double the Girls, Double the Guns!! For Mikura, danger is routine and killing is just like breathing. Sleek and sexy, she was born with a gun in each hand and a smile on her face. She specializes in taking risks, but things get a little too hot when ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil, female killer, teenage girl, murder, violence, hentai, brutality, sex, baseball, dark past, cruelty, danger ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Detective Conan (1996)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: The son of a world famous mystery writer, Jimmy Kudo, has achieved his own notoriety by assisting the local police as a student detective. He has always been able to solve the most difficult of criminal cases using his wits and power of reason.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: private detective, riddles and clues, secret identity, murder, partners against crime, high school, law and order, sherlock holmes, fighting crime, crime, mystery, who done it ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Danganronpa: The Animation (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Being just a normal student without a special talent, Makoto Naegi wins a lottery to attend the prestigious Hope's Peak Academy where only the top prodigies attend. However, instead of this being the beginning of a wonderful high school life, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, tense
Plot: intrigue, mystery, high school, survival, captivity, murder, confined, danger, deadly, rivalry, youth, mysterious character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.3
 272
Madlax (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Madlax is a 26-episode Japanese anime television series produced in 2004 by the Bee Train animation studio. Kōichi Mashimo directed Madlax and the soundtrack was composed by Yuki Kajiura. The DVD version was released by ADV Films in North America ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, stylized, psychological, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, high school, criminal's revenge, government agency, master villain, mystery, secret agents, investigation, mind game, on the run, heroic mission, memory loss ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.3
 6K
Gantz (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Gantz is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hiroya Oku. Gantz tells the story of Kei Kurono and his friend Masaru Kato who die in a train accident and become part of a semi-posthumous "game" in which they and several other ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, exciting, offbeat ...
Plot: evil alien, witch, paralysis, gory, save the world, reincarnation, space and aliens, supernatural, danger, deadly, ghost, assassination ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.3
 704
Genocyber (1994)
Genre: Animation, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: As the nations of the world begin to merge, world peace is threatened by the private armies of individual corporations. The Kuryu Group has just discovered a weapon that will tip world power in their favor. The Genocyber: a nightmarish combination ...
Style: macabre
Plot: violence, blood, cyberpunk, disintegration, scientific experiment, evisceration, killings, mass death, human experiment, destruction of city, wrath, sister ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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