Movies like Audition

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Audition
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, disturbing, suspenseful, tense, scary, atmospheric, bleak, serious, psychological, macabre ...
Plot: gory, murder, torture, violence, loneliness, obsession, femme fatale, surrealism, blood, paranoia, visceral, brutality, violent, dangerous attraction, bdsm, splatter, psychology, pornography, vengeance, psychopath, insanity, serial killer, guilt, secrets, stylish ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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Perfect Blue
Animation, Horror, Music, Mystery, Thriller
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81 min.
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Oldboy
Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
South Korea
120 min.
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Most similar movies to Audition

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, psychological, disturbing and suspenseful films with plots about brutality, visceral, blood, murder, violent, violence and gory mostly in Horror, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Audition: Gozu (2003), Visitor Q (2001), Three... Extremes (2004), Ring (1998), Perfect Blue (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Gozu
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, dark humor, serious, offbeat ...
Plot: obsession, hotel, gangsters, surrealism, brutality, paranoia, insanity, death, male nudity, restaurant, visceral, gory ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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Visitor Q
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: disturbing, dark humor, surreal, psychological, sexual ...
Plot: sexual abuse, dysfunctional family, incest, rape, obsession, heroin, brutality, violence, surrealism, sex, prostitution, male nudity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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Three... Extremes
Genre: Horror
Country: Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea
Duration: 118 min.
Story: “Three” is an anthology of three horror shorts from three different Asian countries.In "Dumplings" an aging actress wishing to reclaim her youth goes to a woman who makes dumplings that supposedly have regenerative properties; however, ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Plot: gory, cannibalism, vengeance, murder, torture, blood, guilt, splatter, storytelling, visceral, brutality, violent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, hong kong, korea, south korea
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    User:   87%
 
 7.3
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Ring
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: investigation, supernatural, obsession, ghost, television, paranoia, murder, psychology, mystery, family in danger, visceral, splatter ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 1950s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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Perfect Blue
Genre: Animation, Horror, Music, 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: surreal, suspenseful, psychological, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: obsession, murder, serial killer, insanity, violence, rape, surrealism, stalking, singer, mentally unstable, split personality, mental illness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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    User:   75%
 
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Suicide Club
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, psychological, dark humor, serious, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suicide, gory, police investigation, surrealism, brutality, death, cult, violence, vengeance, gore, insanity, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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The Cure
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, police investigation, mystery, insanity, mental illness, psychology, mysterious character, crime, amnesia, visceral ...
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Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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Devil Woman
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, scary, serious ...
Plot: samurai, murder, vengeance, women, survival, sexuality, visceral, brutality, wartime, tragedy, demons, danger ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, feudal japan
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System:   57%
    User:   48%
 
 7.6
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Funny Games
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Austria
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two psychotic young men take a mother, father, and son hostage in their vacation cabin and force them to play sadistic "games" with one another for their own amusement.
Style: disturbing, tense, psychological, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, violence, torture, sadism, blood, hostages, postmodernism, brutality, visceral, violent, family in danger, gratuitous violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: austria, europe
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System:   56%
    User:   64%
 
 7.5
 31K
Thesis
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 125 min.
Story: While doing a thesis about violence, Ángela finds a snuff video where a girl is tortured until death. Soon she discovers that the girl was a former student in her faculty...
Style: suspenseful, tense, disturbing, psychological, scary ...
Plot: murder, violence, mystery, investigation, serial killer, torture, hospital, strong sexual content, violent, psychology, twists & turns, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: spain, madrid
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System:   55%
    User:   50%
 
 7.4
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Possession
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A young woman left her family for an unspecified reason. The husband determines to find out the truth and starts following his wife. At first, he suspects that a man is involved. But gradually, he finds out more and more strange behaviors and ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, erotic, psychological, sexual ...
Plot: obsession, infidelity, serial killer, mental illness, insanity, surrealism, male nudity, existentialism, mysterious character, strong sexual content, hysteria, blood ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: germany, europe, poland, east germany, berlin germany
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System:   53%
    User:   47%
 
A Tale of Two Sisters
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, tense, psychological, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: haunted house, mental illness, mystery, supernatural, guilt, insanity, death, mentally unstable, violence, brutality, psychology, blood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   60%
 
The Stendhal Syndrome
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A young policewoman slowly goes insane while tracking down an elusive serial rapist/killer through Italy when she herself becomes a victim of the brutal man's obsession.
Style: surreal, psychological, suspenseful, stylized, brutal ...
Plot: serial killer, art, gory, murder, sexual abuse, brutality, obsession, vengeance, memory loss, violence, insanity, rape ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: europe, florence, italy, rome italy
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System:   51%
    User:   60%
 
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Deep Red
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: suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized, tense, surreal ...
Plot: serial killer, gory, murder, mystery, investigation, slasher, supernatural, brutality, insanity, violence, jazz, amateur detective ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, lebanon, rome italy, australia
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System:   50%
    User:   47%
 
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May
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: psychological, scary, suspenseful, serious, gothic ...
Plot: gory, serial killer, loneliness, obsession, mental illness, murder, cannibalism, insanity, blood, brutality, imaginary friend, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   57%
 
One Missed Call
Genre: Fantasy, 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, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hospital, death, mystery, supernatural, investigation, destiny, murder, zombie, child abuse, ghost, blood, ghosts ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   40%
 
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, 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, sexual, psychological ...
Plot: investigation, murder, small town, mystery, sexual abuse, surrealism, supernatural, incest, brutality, death, violence, serial killer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1989
Place: washington state, canada
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System:   47%
    User:   38%
 
Ichi the Killer
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan, Hong Kong
Duration: 129 min.
Story: As sadomasochistic yakuza enforcer Kakihara searches for his missing boss he comes across Ichi, a repressed and psychotic killer who may be able to inflict levels of pain that Kakihara has only dreamed of.
Style: disturbing, dark humor, stylized, serious, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gory, gangsters, gore, vengeance, hitman, violence, brutality, rape, blood, torture, revenge, gangster ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   45%
 
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Suspiria
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: From the moment she arrives in Freiberg, Germany, to attend the prestigious Tans Academy, American ballet-dancer Suzy Bannion senses that something horribly evil lurks within the walls of the age-old institution.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, gothic, surreal, scary ...
Plot: gory, supernatural, witch, murder, brutality, blood, slasher, dancer's life, surrealism, ballet, death, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1977
Place: germany, europe
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System:   46%
    User:   37%
 
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Oldboy
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 120 min.
Story: With no clue how he came to be imprisoned, drugged and tortured for 15 years, a desperate businessman seeks revenge on his captors.
Style: dark humor, atmospheric, bleak, stylized, disturbing ...
Plot: revenge, vengeance, incest, gory, loneliness, torture, violence, neo noir, kidnapping, guilt, insanity, mind game ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003, 20th century, 2000s
Place: korea, asia, south korea, hong kong, manhattan new york city ...
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System:   45%
    User:   52%
 
 7.1
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Opera
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young opperata is stalked by a deranged fan bent on killing the people associated with her to claim her for himself.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, scary, serious, stylized ...
Plot: serial killer, gory, cult, slasher, murder, obsession, vengeance, supernatural, brutality, opera, violence, mysterious character ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   47%
 
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Dark Water
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A woman in the midst of an unpleasant divorce moves to an eerie apartment building with her young daughter. The ceiling of their apartment has a dark and active leak.
Style: atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Plot: supernatural, mystery, ghost, mother daughter relationship, divorce, ghosts, single parent, imaginary friend, custody, parents and children, missing child, splatter ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia, kindergarten
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System:   43%
    User:   45%
 
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The Other
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Chilling and eerie, this supernatural tale of good versus evil coils around twin brothers living with their grandmother in a sleepy rural area during the summer of 1935. After his grandmother encourages Niles to develop what seem to be psychic ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, scary, tense ...
Plot: mystery, murder, mental illness, death, twins, psychology, supernatural, splatter, unlikely criminals, visceral, blood, siblings relations ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: connecticut, europe, holland, usa, new jersey ...
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System:   43%
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Ju-on: The Curse
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, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: haunted house, gory, murder, supernatural, ghost, blood, ghosts, storytelling, violent, vengeance, brutality, secrets ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   48%
 
Dario Argento's Phenomena
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, scary, stylized ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, gory, school, supernatural, revenge, investigation, vengeance, psychopath, chase, murder mystery, boarding school ...
Time: 80s, twentieth century, year 1985, 20th century
Place: europe, switzerland, munich germany, alps
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System:   43%
    User:   44%
 
Dead & Buried
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After a series of gory murders commited by mobs of townspeople against visiting tourists, the corpses appear to be coming back to life and living normally as locals in the small town.
Style: suspenseful, scary, surprise ending, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: murder, small town, zombie, supernatural, voodoo, gore, blood, violence, hospital, splatter, gory, death ...
Time: 80s
Place: seaport
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System:   43%
    User:   35%
 
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Henry likes to kill people, in different ways each time. Henry shares an apartment with Otis. When Otis' sister comes to stay, we see both sides of Henry: "the guy next door" and the serial killer.
Style: disturbing, bleak, tense, scary, dark humor ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, gory, incest, crime, blood, sexual abuse, cult, rape, brutality, psychopath, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, california, midwest, chicago illinois
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System:   41%
    User:   33%
 
The Exorcist III
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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, atmospheric, serious, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, gory, supernatural, investigation, murder, police investigation, slasher, hospital, brutality, blood, violence, death ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1998, 1990s
Place: usa, virginia, copenhagen denmark, india, washington d.c.
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System:   41%
    User:   43%
 

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Maniac
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, scary, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gory, gore, serial killer, violence, vengeance, slasher, obsession, splatter, brutality, blood, murder, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, year 1979
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
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The Brood
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man tries to uncover an unconventional psychologist's therapy techniques on his institutionalized wife, while a series of brutal attacks committed by a brood of mutant children coincides with the husband's investigation.
Style: psychological, disturbing, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: murder, supernatural, vengeance, psychiatry, divorce, serial killer, child abuse, blood, mental illness, doctors and patients, mutant, visceral ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: kindergarten, canada
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System:   40%
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