Movies like Audition

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 7.2
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Audition (1999)
Original name: オーディション
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Seven years after the death of his wife, company executive Aoyama is invited to sit in on auditions for an actress. Leafing through the resumés in advance, his eye is caught by Yamazaki Asami, a striking young woman with ballet training.
Style: surreal, suspenseful, disturbing, tense, scary, atmospheric, bleak, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: femme fatale, murder, psychopath, gory, ballet, perversion, audition, desire, child abuse, dancer, actress, sadism, suffering, dangerous attraction, crimes, danger, deadly, mentally unstable, unlikely criminals, torture, haunted by the past, power relations, violence, loneliness, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, disturbing and psychological films with plots about murder, blood, deadly, danger, death, crimes and gory mostly in Horror, Mystery and Drama genres. Some movies like Audition: May (2002), Gozu (2003), Suicide Club (2001), The Exorcist III (1990), The Amityville Horror (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 6.7
 30K
May (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Psychological horror about a lonely young woman traumatized by a difficult childhood, and her increasingly desperate attempts to connect with the people around her.
Style: gothic, scary, psychological, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: loneliness, obsession, murder, mental illness, gory, serial killer, psychopath, mole, social misfits, destructive relationship, cannibalism, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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100%
 7.0
 10K
Gozu (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Minami mistakenly kills a gangster associate of his named Brother. Almost as soon as the murder takes place, the body of the deceased man is gone, prompting Minami to conduct a search. While looking, he finds a mysterious isolated hotel where he ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, offbeat, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: hotel, yakuza, restaurant, murder, obsession, gangsters, transvestism, gory, disappearance, nightmare, mission of murder, crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.6
 17K
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: surreal, serious, offbeat, psychological, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suicide, police investigation, gory, murder, supernatural ability, mystery, chaos and mayhem, youth, investigation, website, crimes, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Exorcist III (1990)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set fifteen years after the original film, The Exorcist III centers around the philosophical Lieutenant William F. Kinderman who is investigating a baffling series of murders around Georgetown that all contain the hallmarks of The Gemini, a deceased ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, investigation, murder, exorcism, priest, gory, police detective, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, missing person, death penalty, suspicion of murder ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1998, 1990s
Place: usa, virginia, india, washington d.c., copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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The Amityville Horror (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A family is terrorized by demonic forces after moving into a home that was the site of a grisly mass-murder.
Style: suspense, scary, rough, suspenseful, based on supposedly true story ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, haunted house, danger, domestic disturbance, murder, family in danger, supernatural, parents and children, family problems, tortured to death, gory, mystery ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, long island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
One Missed Call (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: People mysteriously start receiving voicemail messages from their future selves, in the form of the sound of them reacting to their own violent deaths, along with the exact date and time of their future death, listed on the message log. The plot ...
Style: atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, serious, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: death, hospital, ghost, investigation, knife, spirit, good versus evil, tv show, mystery, supernatural, slasher, clinic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Stranger from Afar (2004)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A fear-obsessed freelance cameraman investigates an urban legend involving mysterious spirits that haunt the subways of Tokyo.
Style: serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, disturbing ...
Plot: supernatural, murder, psychopath, gory, ghost, serial killer, surrealism, investigation, mind game, mystery, obsession, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.3
 57K
Ring (1998)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A mysterious video has been linked to a number of deaths, and when an inquisitive journalist finds the tape and views it herself, she sets in motion a chain of events that puts her own life in danger.
Style: suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, tense, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, investigation, family in danger, obsession, good versus evil, urban legend, loss of daughter, psychic, teacher, scientist, supernatural, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 1950s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Evil Dead Trap 2 (1992)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A female projectionist is haunted by the image of a small boy. Perhaps driven by insanity from a former abortion she goes on a killing spree, gutting women and removing their stomaches. Her relationship with her attractive and successful friend ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, surreal, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, prostitute, pregnancy, ghost, gory, slasher, psychopath, mystery, crimes, deadly, supernatural, supernatural ability ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.0
 13K
Devil Woman (1964)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In medieval times, on a remote plain, a widow and her mother-in-law kill wandering samurai, put their bodies in a hole in the ground and sell their armour and valuables, until the daughter-in-law falls in love with one of their intended victims.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, surreal, serious, scary ...
Plot: murder, samurai, survival, demon, vengeance, human nature, women, swamp, jealousy, war, deserter, danger ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.3
 1K
Tomie (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Following some trauma in her past that has since been repressed, a young woman is trying to recover her memories with the help of a psychiatrist. During her hypnosis sessions, she repeats the name "Tomie" but is unable to recall where she ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, tense, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: amnesia, back from the dead, reincarnation, gory, mysterious character, serial killer, love triangle, hypnosis, dismemberment, mystery, police investigation, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Dario Argento's Phenomena (1985)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A young girl, with an amazing ability to communicate with insects, is transferred to an exclusive Swiss boarding school, where her unusual capability might help solve a string of murders.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, scary ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, school, serial killer, revenge, boarding school life, slasher, doctor, sleepwalking, chimpanzee, maniac, gory ...
Time: 80s, year 1985, 20th century, twentieth century
Place: europe, switzerland, alps, munich germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
A Bay of Blood (1971)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An elderly heiress is killed by her husband who wants control of her fortunes. What ensues is an all-out murder spree as relatives and friends attempt to reduce the inheritance playing field, complicated by some teenagers who decide to camp out in a ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, scary, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, slasher, violence, gore, mass murder, skinny dipping, sex, wheelchair, suicide, extreme violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.7
 25K
Deep Red (1975)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A musician witnesses the murder of a famous psychic, and then teams up with a fiesty reporter to find the killer while evading attempts on their lives by the unseen killer bent on keeping a dark secret buried.
Style: gothic, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, pianist, psychopath, stalking, danger, family in danger, mysterious character, serial killer, crimes, investigation, haunted by the past, slasher ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, lebanon, australia, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.5
 86K
Jacob's Ladder (1990)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A traumatized Vietnam war veteran finds out that his post-war life isn't what he believes it to be when he's attacked by horned creatures in the subway and his dead son comes to visit him...
Style: atmospheric, surreal, disturbing, psychological, serious ...
Plot: heaven and hell, dealing with death, vietnam war, hallucinations, paranoia, oneiric, soldier, mind game, delusion, dying, angel, nightmare ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1971
Place: vietnam, new york, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.8
 13K
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: dark humor, disturbing, surreal, psychological, sexual ...
Plot: sexual abuse, incest, prostitute, psychopath, heroin, rape, dysfunctional family, knife, necrophilia, obsession, sexual harassment, sodomy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.5
 12K
Maniac (1980)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A psychotic man, troubled by his childhood abuse, loose in NYC, kills young women and takes their scalps as trophies. Will he find the perfect woman in photographer Anna, and end his killing spree?
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, scary, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: model, gore, violence, knife murder, serial killer, mannequin, rage, sadism, park, killer, shotgun, gory ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1979, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
In a Glass Cage (1986)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A Nazi doctor who had a fetish for young boys feels guilt after torturing and murdering his latest victim, and throws himself off a roof. Some years later, the doctor, confined to an iron lung, accepts as his nurse a boy who secretly witnessed that ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, nurse, torture, sadism, war criminal, darkness, insanity, murder, mind game, concentration camp, obsession, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In the questionable town of Deer Meadow, Washington, FBI Agent Desmond inexplicably disappears while hunting for the man who murdered a teen girl. The killer is never apprehended, and, after experiencing dark visions and supernatural encounters, ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, disturbing, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: investigation, small town, murder, diary, haunted by the past, small town life, angel, seduction, mind game, sexual abuse, danger, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1989
Place: washington state, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A recently released patient from a mental institution returns home with her sister, only to face disturbing events between her stepmother and the ghosts haunting their house- all of which are connected to a dark past in the family's history.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, mind bending, tense, scary ...
Plot: mental illness, mentally unstable, haunted house, danger, family relations, losing-it hero, dysfunctional family, tragedy, amnesia, guilt, ghost, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Ju-on: The Curse (2000)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 70 min.
Story: A teacher visits the house of one of his students after the boy goes missing, only to have a horrifying excuse for his absence from school.
Style: scary, atmospheric, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, murder, stalker, curse, fear, gory, supernatural, grudge, curses spells and rituals, vengeful ghost, missing child ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.5
 415
Hunting Humans (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Meet Aric Blue. He's young. He's handsome. He's successful. He's also a serial killer. He picks his victims at random, stalking them and taking advantage of the patterns in their life to kill them. He's the ultimate serial ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, police investigation, murderous pair, slasher, mystery, special agents, lovers on the run, mind game, stalking, dangerous attraction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Spirits of the Dead (1968)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Three directors each adapt a Poe short story to the screen: "Toby Dammit" features a disheveled drugged and drunk English movie star who nods acceptance in the Italian press and his producers fawn over him. "Metzengerstein" ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, stylized, serious, scary ...
Plot: obsession, ghost, ferrari, doppelganger, desire, army, catholic, haunted by the past, actor's life, destiny, pardon, mysterious character ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe, britain, medical school, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 7.4
 8K
The Cure (1997)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A wave of gruesome murders is sweeping Tokyo. The only connection is a bloody X carved into the neck of each of the victims. In each case, the murderer is found near the victim and remembers nothing of the crime. Detective Takabe and psychologist ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, psychological, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, murder, memory loss, record player, hallucination, interrogation, interview, hotel, prostitute, junkyard, stranger ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Detective Story (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A detective and a businessman search for a serial killer who removes people's organs.
Style: twists and turns, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, murder, crime, serial killer, gory, crimes, mystery, deadly, law enforcement, amateur detective, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Witch Who Came from the Sea (1976)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Anger stemming from being abused as a child drives an alcoholic's daughter to kill as an adult.
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, violence, obsession, psychopath, danger, sexual abuse, mermaid, bondage, gory, ship, violence spree ...
Time: 70s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.2
 4K
Images (1972)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Schizophrenic housewife, engulfed by terrorizing apparitions, kills off each, unknowing if these demons are merely figments of her hallucinatory imagination or part of reality.
Style: psychological, serious, atmospheric, surreal, realistic ...
Plot: schizophrenia, delusion, supernatural, crumbling marriage, couple relations, infidelity, mental illness, psychopath, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.9
 7K
The Nameless (1999)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The mutilated body of a six year old girl is found in a water hole. The girl is identified as the missing daughter of Claudia. However, only two peices of evidence could be used to identify her; a bracelet with her name on it near the crime scene, ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: corruption, torture, murder, stockholm syndrome, pain, perversion, good versus evil, amateur detective, investigation, gory, sect, snuff ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Mystery of Rampo (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Edogawa Rampo is a writer whose latest work is censored by the government, deemed too disturbing and injurious to the public to be allowed to be published. However, after burning his drafts, his publisher shows him a newspaper with an account of ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, atmospheric, sexual ...
Plot: murder, mystery, femme fatale, expressionism, writer's life, investigation, journalism, manipulations, mind game, obsession, dangerous attraction, sexual relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.1
 49K
A Serbian Film (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Serbia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Milos, a retired porn star, leads a normal family life trying to make ends meet. Presented with the opportunity of a lifetime to financially support his family for the rest of their lives, Milos must participate in one last mysterious film. From ...
Style: rough, disturbing, brutal, serious, scary ...
Plot: rape, sexual abuse, insanity, mentally unstable, murder, incest, strong sexual content, evil, brutality, pedophilia, perversity, sadism ...
Time: 21st century, ancient history
Place: serbia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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