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The Happiness of the Katakuris (2001)
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The Happiness of the Katakuris (2001)
Original name: カタクリ家の幸福
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Musical
Country: Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The Katakuri family has just opened their guest house in the mountains. Unfortunately their first guest commits suicide and in order to avoid trouble they decide to bury him in the backyard. Things get way more complicated when their second guest, a famous sumo wrestler, dies while having sex with his underage girlfriend and the grave behind the house starts to fill up more and more.
Style: dark humor, humorous, surreal, cult film, offbeat, semi serious, claymation, asian horror, absurd, macabre ...
Plot: mountain, zombie, parents and children, family life, resort, deadly, nothing goes right, hotel, husband wife relationship, absurdism, suicide, family relations, destiny, secret agents, fall in love, salesman, murder, couples, disorder, audition, family in crisis, silly humor, death, dancing, surrealism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, dark humor, cult film and offbeat films with plots about deadly, brutality, storytelling, vengeance, danger, death and mentor mostly in Comedy, Horror and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Happiness of the Katakuris: Rubber (2010), Dead & Breakfast (2004), Ed and His Dead Mother (1993), Braindead (1992), Creepshow (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Rubber (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: France, Angola
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In the California desert, the adventures of a telepathic killer-tire, mysteriously attracted by a very pretty girl, as witnessed by incredulous onlookers.
Style: dark humor, absurd, surreal, semi serious, melancholic ...
Plot: absurdism, desert, objects come to life, parody, supernatural, danger, filmmaking, show, tire, crazy, deadly, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, mojave desert, southern california
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95%
Dead & Breakfast (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Six friends on a road trip stop for the night at a bed and breakfast in the sleepy town of Lovelock. After a night that leaves both the inn's owner and chef dead, the gang finds themselves under suspicion by the local sheriff. But that's ...
Style: humorous, scary, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Plot: zombie, murder, supernatural, fish out of water, danger, crimes, deadly, gory, small town, investigation, murder investigation, wedding ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Ed and His Dead Mother (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A mourning son makes a deal to reanimate his one year dead mother, however things turn into an unexpected direction.
Style: realistic, humorous, scary, witty, suspenseful ...
Plot: uncle nephew relationship, family relations, dangerous animal, deadly, danger, courtroom drama, parents and children, love and romance, disorder, zombie, chainsaw, twists & turns ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 7.5
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Braindead (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When a Sumatran rat-monkey bites Lionel Cosgrove's mother, she's transformed into a zombie and begins killing (and transforming) the entire town while Lionel races to keep things under control.
Style: cult film, dark humor, humorous, surreal, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, back from the dead, cannibalism, reanimation, gory, monster, deadly, deadly creature, danger, mad, supernatural, brutality ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1990s, 1950s, 90s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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 6.9
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Creepshow (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Inspired by the E.C. comics of the 1950s, George A. Romero and Stephen King bring five tales of terror to the screen.
Style: suspenseful, dark humor, scary, macabre, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: monster, zombie, murder, gory, cult, danger, death, violence, comics, torture, family relations, back from the dead ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future, 1830s, 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Quiet Family (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Horror
Country: South Korea
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A family decides to buy a lodge in a remote hiking area. Their first customer commits suicide and the distraught family buries his body to avoid the bad publicity. But their luck gets worse, the bodies start piling up, and the family becomes frantic ...
Style: suspenseful, offbeat, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: family relations, murder, isolation, family business, parents and children, crimes, zombie, nothing goes right, deadly, hotel, suicide, attempted rape ...
Time: 90s
Place: south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Life After Beth (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Zach is devastated by the unexpected death of his girlfriend, Beth. When she mysteriously returns, he gets a second chance at love. Soon his whole world turns upside down...
Style: semi serious, dark humor, humorous, not serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural romance, zombie, danger, life turned upside down, disorder, youth, deadly, couple relations, drugs/alcohol, young lovers, supernatural, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
My Demon Lover (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Denny has yet again been left by her thug boyfriend Chip. It seems as if she is doomed to be stuck with awful guys, this time she has to choose between nerdy Charles and the strange Kaz, who turns into a monster when sexually aroused.
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, sexy, sex comedy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: demon, romance, supernatural, graphic violence, mentally unstable, love and romance, deadly, dangerous animal, danger, sexual content, couples, animal life ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 6.2
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Parents (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Michael is a young boy living in a typical 1950's suburbanite home... except for his bizarre and horrific nightmares, and continued unease around his parents. Young Michael begins to suspect his parents are cooking more than just hamburgers on ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, offbeat, semi serious, cult film ...
Plot: suburbs, coming of age, family relations, dysfunctional family, cannibal, family problems, teenage life, family life, suburban life, eccentric family, self discovery, parents and children ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1954, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Tucker and Dale vs Evil (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Two hillbillies are suspected of being killers by a group of paranoid college kids camping near the duo's West Virginian cabin. As the body count climbs, so does the fear and confusion as the college kids try to seek revenge against the pair.
Style: dark humor, humorous, absurd, funny, not serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: death, nothing goes right, friends, vacation, in the woods, youth, student, buddies, disorder, accidental killing, cabin in the woods, slasher ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: west virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Happy House (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Their relationship on the rocks, a young Brooklyn couple heads to a remote B&B to work things out. But from the moment they arrive at The Happy House it's one disaster after another, and they soon begin to suspect they've wandered ...
Style: suspenseful, humorous, dark humor, captivating, tense ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.3
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The Revenant (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A horror movie/buddy comedy about Joey and his undead friend Bart who comes back from the dead as a revenant: an articulate zombie that needs to drink blood to arrest the decomposition of his body.
Style: exciting, dark humor, semi serious, humorous, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: back from the dead, zombie, supernatural, imaginary, partners, vigilante, deadly, vampire, criminal heroes, survival, vigilantism, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Forbidden Zone (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A mysterious door in the basement of the Hercules house leads to the Sixth Dimension by way of a gigantic set of intestine. When Frenchy slips through the door, King Fausto falls in love with her. The jealous Queen Doris takes Frenchy prisoner, and ...
Style: stylized, humorous, semi serious, offbeat, cult film ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), cult, rescue, mystery, imaginary, danger, chaos, mysterious place, show tunes, graphic violence, chaos and mayhem, parallel world ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: california, usa, venice california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Anna and the Apocalypse (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: christmas horror, humorous, entertaining, dark humor, absurd
Audience: date night, teens
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Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Shaun of the Dead (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 99 min.
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Style: dark humor, humorous, cult film, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: TV child star of the '70s, Dickie Roberts is now 35 and parking cars. Craving to regain the spotlight, he auditions for a role of a normal guy, but the director quickly sees he is anything but normal. Desperate to win the part, Dickie hires a ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, satirical, funny ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
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Time: contemporary, 2000s, 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Taste of Tea (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 143 min.
Story: A spell of time in the life of a family living in rural Tochigi prefecture, north of Tokyo. Though her husband is busy working at an office, Yoshiko is not an ordinary housewife, instead working on an animated film project at home. Uncle Ayano has ...
Style: surreal, semi serious, touching, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: countryside, escape from reality, family history, eccentric family, family life, dull life, delusion, housewife, youth, parents and children, teenage love, ghost ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Vamp (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two fraternity pledges go to a sleazy bar looking for strippers to entertain their college friends.
Style: scary, humorous, dark humor, atmospheric, harsh ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, fraternity, supernatural, violence, slasher, supernatural ability, dangerous attraction, uninhibited rivalry, crimes, deadly, ghost, gang ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.1
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Just Buried (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young man inherits a nearly bankrupt funeral home from his estranged father. He falls in love with the alluring young mortician, only to find out she's offing people to keep the place in business!
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, suspense, offbeat ...
Plot: mortician, murder, mysterious character, serial killer, psychopath, crimes, deadly, nothing goes right, parents and children, couple relations, disorder, couples ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Hiruko the Goblin (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A school was built on one of the Gates of Hell, behind which hordes of demons await the moment they will be free to roam the Earth. Hiruko is a goblin sent to Earth on a reconnaissance mission. He beheads students in order to assemble their heads on ...
Style: serious, scary, surreal, offbeat, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: school, crown, summer, goblin, hell, afterlife, teachers and students, high school, gory, mutant, chaos, chaos and mayhem ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.6
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Neighbors (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: One man's quiet suburban life takes a sickening lurch for the worse when a young couple move into the deserted house next door. From the word go it is obvious these are not the quiet professional types who *should* be living in such a nice ...
Style: cult film, humorous, dark humor, witty, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, friendship, suburbs, farce, friends, disorder, couples, silly humor, school, suburban life, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Magical Mystery Tour (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 55 min.
Story: A typically Beatlesque film originally produced for television, this short film was intended to be an off-the-wall road movie with the Beatles and three dozen or so friends on a psychedelic bus.
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, stylized, feel good ...
Plot: the beatles, rock music, surrealism, celebrity culture, imaginary kingdom, surfing, resort, bus, friendship, on the road, disorder, friends ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 4.9
 448
Choking Hazard (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 81 min.
Story: When self-help guru Dr. Reinis (Jaroslav Dusek) led his students on a retreat to ponder the meaning of life, he had no intention of leading them all to their doom. But when gut-munching zombie woodsmen emerge, the group finds itself locked in mortal ...
Style: humorous, suspenseful, rough, semi serious, scary ...
Plot: zombie, survival, supernatural, deadly, deadly creature, danger, gory, silly humor, wilderness, isolation, in the woods, hotel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Death Becomes Her (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Madeline is married to Ernest, who was once arch-rival Helen's fiance. After recovering from a mental breakdown, Helen vows to kill Madeline and steal back Ernest. Unfortunately for everyone, the introduction of a magic potion causes things to ...
Style: dark humor, gothic, humorous, cynical, satirical ...
Plot: immortality, afterlife, love triangle, rivalry, obsession, couple relations, supernatural, death, vengeance, magic, zombie, jealousy ...
Time: 90s, 2020s, 80s, 70s, 1990s ...
Place: beverly hills, california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.2
 20K
Cemetery Man (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: Italy, France, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A cemetery man has the unusual problem of the dead rising from the grave. Himself and his assistant must end these creatures' lives again after they are reborn. Everything is going well until "She" comes along and stirs things up a ...
Style: gothic, humorous, macabre, offbeat, suspenseful ...
Plot: zombie, insanity, mayor, undead, supernatural, grim reaper, deadly, danger, reincarnation, mute or deaf, love and romance, back from the dead ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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: rough, disturbing, surreal, psychological, tense ...
Plot: sexual abuse, incest, violence spree, incestuous desire, necrophilia, psychopath, dysfunctional family, prostitute, family relations, heroin, rape, sodomy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.1
 3K
Real Life (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A pushy, narcissistic filmmaker persuades a Phoenix family to let him and his crew film their everyday lives, in the manner of the ground-breaking PBS series "An American Family".
Style: humorous, satirical, funny, dark humor, witty ...
Plot: family relations, family life, lifestyle, dysfunctional family, tv show, society, nothing goes right, disorder, satire, husband wife relationship, suburbs, reality tv ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona, california, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
My Boyfriend's Back (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Missy McCloud is the most beautiful girl in school and Johnny Dingle has been in love with her for years. One night, Johnny is killed trying to win her over, and soon he comes back from the dead, and wins Missy's heart.
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, cult film, dark humor ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: afterlife, zombie, high school, prom, cemetery, chicken, romance, gory, unfulfillment, youth, love and romance, unlikely couple ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A noted professor and his dim-witted apprentice fall prey to their inquiring vampires, while on the trail of the ominous damsel in distress.
Style: cult film, humorous, gothic, scary, not serious ...
Plot: vampire, parody, countryside, woman in danger, imaginary, supernatural, danger, nothing goes right, crimes, goofy hero, deadly, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 19th century
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, transylvania, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%