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Noriko's Dinner Table (2005)
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Noriko's Dinner Table (2005)
Original name: 紀子の食卓
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 159 min.
Story: A teenager named Noriko Shimabara runs away from her family in Toyokawa, to meet Kumiko, the leader of an Internet BBS, Haikyo.com. She becomes involved with Kumiko's "family circle", which grows darker after the mass suicide of 54 high school girls.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, scary
Plot: dysfunctional family, cult, family relations, nihilism, suicide, internet, woman in danger, teenage life, youth, on the run, leaving home, investigation, false identity, mysterious stranger, mass suicide, violence, frustration, bloodbath, prostitute, computers and web, danger, siblings relations, innocence lost, death, computer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia

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Most similar movies to Noriko's Dinner Table

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, disturbing and psychological films with plots about youth, family relations, teenage life, deadly, danger, crimes and parents and children mostly in Drama, Horror and Crime genres. Some movies like Noriko's Dinner Table: Black Rat (2010), Suicide Club (2001), Tomie: Unlimited (2011), Strange Circus (2005), Be Sure to Share (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.0
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Black Rat (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Six classmates receive an e-mail from Asuka, who they thought had committed suicide, asking them to meet up later that night. But when a person wearing a bloody rat mask surprises them and begins a ferocious attack, the students realize that someone ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: vengeance, suicide, deadly, rivalry, youth, crimes, slasher, school, high school, survival, danger, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.6
 19K
Suicide Club (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When 54 high school girls throw themselves in front of a subway train it appears to be only the beginning of a string of suicides around the country. Does the new all-girl group Desert have anything to do with it? Detective Kuroda tries to find the ...
Style: psychological, surreal, suspenseful, atmospheric, meditative ...
Audience: teens
Plot: police investigation, suicide, gory, hacker, mystery, deadly, website, brutality, cult, insanity, murder, conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Tomie: Unlimited (2011)
Genre: Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Tsukiko is part of the photography club at school, but has always felt less than her sister Tomie. She's cute and very popular among boys. However, one day, Tomie dies in a horrible accident, triggering endless nightmares for Tsukiko. One year ...
Style: scary, tense, disturbing, serious, asian horror
Plot: family in danger, siblings relations, gory, family relations, danger, supernatural, parents and children, student life, high school life, woman in danger, life turned upside down, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Strange Circus (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The erotic novelist Taeko is writing a morbid story of a family destroyed by incest, murder and abuse. Her assistant, Yuji, sets on a mission to uncover the reality of this story, but the reality might be too much to bear.
Style: disturbing, rough, psychological, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: incest, child abuse, dysfunctional family, pedophile, father daughter incest, sexual abuse, innocence lost, school, prostitute, violence, pedophilia, incest rape ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Be Sure to Share (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Shiro’s struggle with his father’s cancer and impending death leads to a realization that he must communicate his love and admiration for him before it’s too late. A series of flashbacks reveals their relationship over time, and the trouble ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, contemplative, sentimental ...
Plot: family relations, terminal illness, redemption, coping, parents and children, unfulfillment, family in crisis, estrangement, father son relationship, family problems, hopes, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
We Are What We Are (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Mexico
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A middle-aged man dies in the street, leaving his widow and three children destitute. The devastated family is confronted not only with his loss but with a terrible challenge - how to survive. For they are cannibals. They have always existed on a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense, tense ...
Plot: family relations, murder, danger, family problems, family in crisis, deadly, curses spells and rituals, cannibalism, death of father, violence, survival, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.5
 2K
Bridgend (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Denmark
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Over a 5-year period in Bridgend in Wales, 79 people, many of them teenagers, committed suicide without leaving any clue as to why. This is the starting point for this mysterious social drama.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: suicide, small town, teenage life, teenage love, police investigation, under the surface, youth, society, danger, fall in love, dangerous attraction, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: wales, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 3.8
 1K
Sadako (2012)
Genre: Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Akane is a high school teacher who hears a rumor from her students that there is actual footage on the Internet of someone's suicide. The footage is said to drive anyone who sees it to also commit suicide. Akane does not believe the rumor at ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, bleak, disturbing
Plot: crimes, supernatural, cons and scams, vengeance, woman in danger, computers and web, school, teenage life, heroes, deadly, ghost, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Guilty of Romance (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A detective probes the brutal murder of a woman in a red light district while a housewife hides her double life as a prostitute from her husband.
Style: erotic, disturbing, rough, stylized, sexual ...
Plot: strong sexual content, model, police investigation, prostitute, murder, porn, femme fatale, power relations, woman in danger, couples, danger, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.1
 11K
Cold Fish (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Shamoto runs a small tropical fish shop. When his daughter Mitsuko is caught shoplifting at a grocery store a man named Murata steps in to settle things between the girl and the store manager. Murata also runs a tropical fish shop and he and Shamoto ...
Style: realistic, rough, disturbing, serious, sexy ...
Plot: psychopath, fish, serial killer, teenage girl, danger, perversion, strong sexual content, petty criminal, thief, deadly, crimes, orgasm ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.0
 203
@urFRENZ (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When depressed and withdrawn Catharine meets a secretive boy online, she begins to come out of her shell. But is he a suitor or a stalker, a friend or foe? The mystery of his existence fuels obsession, denial and deceit, sending her to the point of ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: prank, teenage life, parents and children, youth, best friends, family relations, cyberspace, high school life, computers and web, false identity, secret, socially awkward ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Blood and Bones (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: In 1923, the young Kim Shun-Pei moves from Cheju Island (South Korea), to Osaka (Japan). Through the years, he becomes a cruel, greedy and violent man and builds a factory of kamaboko (processed seafood products) in his poor Korean-Japanese ...
Style: rough, psychological, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: violence, dysfunctional family, ambition, life is a bitch, crimes, danger, gang, family relations, family problems, obsession, family in crisis, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 1950s, 80s, 50s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Exte: Hair Extensions (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An aspiring hair dresser (Kuriyama) becomes the infatuation of a tricophilic man who sells hair extensions to nearby hair salons. The source of the hair is the corpse of a girl whose dead body continues to grow beautiful, voluminous, black hair that ...
Style: psychological, scary, surreal, serious, offbeat ...
Plot: vengeance, obsession, supernatural, deadly, danger, mystery, ghost, woman in danger, gory, grudge, objects come to life, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Tracey Fragments (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Tracey Berkowitz, 15, a self-described normal girl, loses her 9-year old brother, Sonny. In flashbacks and fragments, we meet her overbearing parents and the sweet, clueless Sonny. We watch Tracey navigate high school, friendless, picked on and ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, psychological, gloomy
Plot: survival, dysfunctional family, high school, teenage life, family problems, youth, first sex, mother daughter relationship, borderline personality disorder, bus, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.3
 142
Absence (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, Chile, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A daily, familiar, sexual and emotional drama. Based on the character Serginho, the plot is based around various aspects of this "no longer a boy, not yet a man". We follow his day to day: the recently acquired role of man of the house, ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, bleak
Plot: dysfunctional family, teenage life, youth, child as adult, family problems, family relations, parents and children, coming of age, teachers and students, power relations, siblings relations
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.1
 3K
Themis (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Two teenagers and a group of people made homeless by a tsunami try and make their way in a devastated Japan
Style: psychological, stylized, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: teen angst, teenage life, human nature, youth, earthquake, mental illness, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, obsession, suicide, tsunami, homeless teenager, mental instability ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.9
 636
Hazard (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Shin is a Japanese university student living a boring and meaningless life. One day, he spots a book titled Dangerous Ways to Walk the World, in which he finds a page written about hazards in New-York. Eager to get out, he jets off to New-York to ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: teenage life, crimes, juvenile delinquency, youth, teenage rebellion, street gang, escape, heist, coming of age, ice cream truck, bouquet of flowers, carjacking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, new york, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.5
 3K
Go (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Isao Yukisada spins this gritty coming-of-age tale about Sugihara, a Japanese-born, third-generation Korean who struggles to find a place in a society that will not accept him. The film begins with Sugihara studying at a Korean junior high school ...
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, sincere, realistic
Plot: racism, coming of age, teenage love, youth, society, fish out of water, parents and children, high school life, boxing, teenage life, social differences, sport team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Concrete Night (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A 14-year-old boy in a stifling Helsinki slum takes some unwise life lessons from his soon-to-be-incarcerated older brother, in Finnish master Pirjo Honkasalo’s gorgeously stylized and emotionally devastating work about what we pass on to younger ...
Style: bleak, stylized, realistic, serious, atmospheric
Plot: coming of age, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, urban ghetto life, family problems, realism, life is a bitch, family relations, protecting from truth, urban ghetto, single parent, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: finland, europe, helsinki finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.3
 3K
Blue Spring (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Soon after being named the new leader of his high school's gang system, Kujo grows bored with the violence and hatred that surround him. He wants desperately to abandon his post… but his once-enviable position of power has a strange way of ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, realistic, serious
Plot: high school, rivalry, gang, crimes, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, youth, friendship, society, life is a bitch, high school life, leadership ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, obsession, stalker, sexual abuse, dangerous attraction, psychopath, gory, teenage life, haunted by the past, crimes, deadly, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.5
 168
Romeo Eleven (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Romeo11 is a frequent visitor to internet chat rooms and social networking sites, where he's been engaging in an ongoing flirtation with an attractive woman. But Romeo11 doesn't actually exist; he's the creation of Rami, a teenager ...
Style: sincere, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Plot: internet, love and romance, siblings relations, family relations, computers and web, parents and children, disability, hidden identity, dishonesty, teenage life, lie, restaurant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, montreal, montreal quebec canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.5
 473
Nails (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Russia
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A professional hit man retires to his colorless apartment but soon starts to suffer from horrible headaches and hears voices. In order to cure himself, he hammers a nail into his skull.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, surreal, scary ...
Plot: hitman, deadly, crimes, danger, life is a bitch, addiction, psychopath, masochist, gory, self mutilation, murder, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Zion and His Brother (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Zion, aged 14 and his brother Meir, 17, are facing a crisis in their relationship after a terrible accident. They keep the secret to themselves and it haunts them until, finally, Zion re-examines his loyalty towards his older brother and decides ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, youth, working class, siblings relations, teenage life, haunted by the past, introspection, family in crisis, society, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.8
 4K
Found (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Marty is the ideal fifth grader. He gets good grades, listens to his teachers, and doesn't start trouble in class. But a darkness is beginning to fall over Marty's life. The kids at school won't stop picking on him, his parents just ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, realistic
Plot: serial killer, family relations, murder, violence, decapitation, bullying, gas mask, psychopath, crimes, deadly, youth, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.9
 89
Homeland (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When Jiro Sawada was a sophomore in high school he was framed for something he did not do. Afterwards, he left his hometown in a small village in Fukushima Prefecture. After the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, Jiro Sawada goes back to his ...
Style: touching, serious, atmospheric, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: family problems, family relations, dishonesty, youth, village, frame up, high school life, village life, tsunami
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Under the Bed (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country:
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two brothers team up to battle a creature under the bed, in what is being described as a "suburban nightmare" tale.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, scary, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: nightmare comes true, family in danger, suburbs, deadly, supernatural, monster, brother brother relationship, siblings relations, teenage life, kids in trouble, gory, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
About the Pink Sky (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: High school student Izumi Kawashima, whose daily routine is rating newspaper articles, finds a wallet containing a large sum of cash. Instead of returning the wallet to its owner, Izumi decides to lend a substantial portion of the money to a ...
Style: sincere, atmospheric, serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: high school, teenage life, high school life, social relations, best friends, youth, moral dilemma, friends, photographer, coming of age, profanity, schoolgirl uniform ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.9
 1K
Distance (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 132 min.
Story: On the eighth anniversary of a cult's failed chemical attack on Tokyo and their subsequent mass suicide, family members of those affected gather at the cult's former base on the shores of a lake to observe the anniversary of their loved ...
Style: psychological, bleak, serious, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: estrangement, danger, supernatural, life is a bitch, terrorism, destiny, deadly, dealing with death, religions or cults, death in the family, afterlife, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.1
 12K
Love Exposure (2008)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 237 min.
Story: After Yu's mother dies his father, a priest, only seems to take solace in the confessions of his sons sins causing Yu to partake in various 'sinful' activities to appease him. This is a teen love story as only the Japanese could bring ...
Style: uplifting, twists and turns, disturbing, psychological, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, fall in love, sin, porn, family values, love, youth, society, prank, christianity, religions or cults, rebelliousness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, xian, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%