Movies and TV shows like When They Cry

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When They Cry (2006)
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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: psychological, tense, mind bending, serious, suspenseful, scary, macabre, sadistic, disturbing, sinister
Plot: psychic, torture, fear, murder, danger, village, psychopath, paranoia, psycho, student, violence, harem, psycho killer, mass murder, rage, psychic power, folklore, sadism, blood, rain, brunette, gore, beaten to death, baseball bat, bloodbath ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: dungeon, japan, asia

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Most similar movies to When They Cry

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, exciting and stylized films and TV series with plots about danger, murder, blood, violence, death, supernatural and rivalry mostly in Animation, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like When They Cry: Shiki (2010), Corpse Party: Tortured Souls (2013), Hell Girl (2005), Another (2012), Golgo 13 (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Shiki (2010)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Sotobamura is a small village with around 1300 residents; so small the village isn't even connected to a single highway. An isolated village in which old customs, such as the burial of the dead, are still practiced. One day, the bodies of three ...
Style: serious, offbeat, scary, suspenseful
Plot: vampire, supernatural, deadly, village, life after death, paranormal phenomena, good versus evil, zombie, imaginary, danger, supernatural horror, bloody violence ...
Place: japan, asia
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100%
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: offbeat, serious, scary, sinister, macabre ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, danger, death, blood, gore, youth, survival, school, young heroes, imaginary, demon ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 7.6
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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, exciting, scary
Plot: grudge, vengeance, heaven and hell, heroes, rivalry, supernatural, torment, danger, imaginary, mystery, cell phone, teenage girl ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: bleak, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, supernatural, murder, ghost, crimes, terrorizing, mysterious character, nobody believes, doctors and patients, danger, high school, gory ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Movie in collections
 7.7
 8K
Another (2012)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 300 min.
Story: When Kouichi Sasakibara transfers to his new school, he can sense something frightening in the atmosphere of his new class, a secret none of them will talk about. At the center is the beautiful girl Mei Misaki. Kouichi is immediately drawn to her ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, disturbing, offbeat, atmospheric ...
Plot: classmates, mysterious character, hospital, junior high school, teenage life, curses spells and rituals, student life, odd, school, danger, paranormal activity, supernatural ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1998
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.5
 321
Golgo 13 (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, danger, sniper, attempted murder, assassination, tough heroes, deadly, crimes, criminal heroes, crime, pain, mysterious man ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, stylized, dark humor, scary ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vampire, danger, imaginary, heroes, monster, immortality, good versus evil, anti heroes, gunfight, supernatural, death, evil ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: serious, suspenseful, captivating, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: supernatural ability, ghost, investigation, mysterious character, college, mystery, supernatural, friendship, college life, a vision, student life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Movie in collections
 8.0
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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, death, billiards, life after death, game, mannequin, bowling, morality, desperation, pain, memory loss, corpse ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 8.1
 26K
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, disturbing, scary ...
Plot: split personality, supernatural ability, sexual abuse, life is a bitch, social misfits, experiment gone awry, evil, mutant, memory loss, childhood trauma, gore, psychopath ...
Time: future, near future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: suspense, disturbing
Plot: sociopath, knife, bound and gagged, psychopath, teenage girl, explosion, flashlight, loss of son, abused child, teenage boy, cliff, surrealism ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: serious, stylized, suspenseful, atmospheric, exciting ...
Plot: supernatural ability, spirit, dark past, paranormal phenomena, psychic, future dystopia, supernatural, chaos, transformation, investigation, nihilism, law enforcement ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: tense, serious, captivating, exciting, macabre
Audience: teens
Plot: alien, parasite, violence, humanity, rivalry, danger, murder, survival, gore, body horror, fight scenes, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Genocyber (1994)
Genre: Animation, Action, 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: mass murder, kill, science, exploding body, supernatural power, telekinesis, insanity, blood spatter, tragic event, mutilation, screaming in fear, mass destruction ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 8.0
 25K
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, suspenseful, serious, stylized, bloody
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: danger, supernatural, secret identity, friends, supernatural ability, survival, murder, youth, good versus evil, explosion, hunt down, heroes ...
Place: tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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: scary, mind bending, offbeat, suspenseful, serious
Plot: ghost, rivalry, young people, supernatural ability, heroes, teenage life, danger, afterlife, mystery, grownups, clergy, psychic ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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, inspirational
Plot: legends and myths, nature, mysterious character, ghost, supernatural ability, adventure, imaginary, danger, supernatural, mystery, good versus evil, earth ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
RIN ~Daughters of Mnemosyne~ (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, 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: exciting, stylized, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural, lust, loss of friend, bondage, private detective, nun, gore, immortality, chases and races, relationship vs career, loss of sibling, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 2010s, future, 1990s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 282
Pupa (2014)
Genre: Animation, Short, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Story: Growing up with an abusive father, Utsutsu is highly protective of his younger sister Yume. One day, she contracts the strange Pupa virus and begins to sprout grotesque wings and attack both animals and humans.
Style: macabre
Plot: abusive father, virus, torture, box cutter, eating human flesh, regeneration, human flesh, corpse, tied to a chair, gore, psychopath, knife ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Danganronpa: The Animation (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 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: tense, humorous, semi serious, exciting, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: captivity, confined, danger, disorder, deadly, uncover truth, who done it, life turned upside down, crimes, mystery, youth, intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 8.5
 22K
Berserk (1997)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Guts, a man who calls himself "The Black Swordsman" looks upon his days serving as a member of a group of mercenaries, the Band of the Hawk, nicknamed "the Grim Reaper of the Battlefield." Led by an ambitious, ruthless, and ...
Style: epic, exciting, bleak, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tragic hero, supernatural, vengeance, danger, supernatural ability, battles, military, one man army, heroes, mercenary, destiny, master warrior ...
Time: middle ages, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Garden of Sinners - Chapter 3: Remaining Sense of Pain (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 58 min.
Story: July 1998 - After a group of delinquents is found dead in their hangout place with all their limbs twisted and torn off, Aozaki Touko receives a request to find the murderer and asks Shiki for help. The main suspect is Asagami Fujino; a girl who was ...
Plot: flashback, guilt, cigarette smoking, blood, dismembered body, blood splatter, cell phone, broken leg, torture, sexual abuse, breasts, sadist ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.9
 42K
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, surreal, tense, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: singer, stalking, split personality, obsession, murder, tv show, actress, fan, mind game, serial killer, ambition, success ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 3K
Kite (1998)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Sawa may seem innocent and naive, but don’t be fooled. She is a cold-blooded killer, and if you’re on the wrong side of the law, you may be her next target. Not content to just watch as the imperfect justice system lets more and more criminals ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, stylized, sinister ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, orphan, pedophilia, police detective, police investigation, investigation, good versus evil, psychopath, vengeance, chase, gore, teenage girl ...
Time: 90s, future, near future, 1990s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.9
 990
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, stylized, humorous, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female killer, bowling, danger, erection, cruelty, brutality, murder, sex, violence, rape, dark past, evil ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Garden of Sinners - Chapter 5: Paradox Spiral (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the middle of October 1998, Enjou Tomoe is attacked by bullies from his old school and saved by Ryougi Shiki. He asks her to hide him at her place and admits that he killed someone. Several days after the incident there are still no broadcasts ...
Style: disturbing, surprise ending, ambiguous ending
Plot: supernatural, brutality, suitcase, murder, death, top hat, sadism, evil, katana, dysfunctional family, neck breaking, nightmare ...
Place: big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 8.0
 12K
Hellsing (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
Story: Vampires exist. It is the duty of Hellsing, an organization sponsored by the British government, to hide that frightening fact and protect the blissfully unaware populace. Along with its own personal army, Hellsing also has a few secret weapons. ...
Style: exciting, scary, atmospheric, serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, christianity, massacre, rivalry, neo noir, monster, supernatural ability, deadly creature, heroic mission, immortality, uninhibited rivalry, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 9.0
 177K
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, anti heroes, intelligence, secret identity, supernatural, supernatural ability, teenage life, rivals, law enforcement, crimes, police detective, god or devil ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Vampire Princess Miyu (1997)
Genre: Animation, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, bleak, serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, drive away, escapades, love and romance, curses spells and rituals, hopes, rivalry, high school, imaginary, supernatural ability, heroes, supernatural ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: private detective, riddles and clues, murder, secret identity, fighting crime, amateur detective, prodigy, crime, partners against crime, who done it, crimes, mystery ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%