Movies like Audition

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Audition (1999)
 7.2
 73K
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: scary, disturbing, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, cult film, surreal, atmospheric, rough, bleak ...
Plot: femme fatale, sadism, torture, psychopath, murder, ballet, mentally unstable, gory, violence, perversion, obsession, child abuse, dancer, actress, suffering, audition, desire, telephone call, plot twist, sadistic horror, crimes, danger, producer, haunted by the past, strong violent content ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo

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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 gory, blood, murder, violence, brutality, danger and visceral mostly in Horror, Mystery and Drama genres. Some movies like Audition: May (2002), American Mary (2012), Suicide Club (2001), Gozu (2003), One Missed Call (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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May (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror, Thriller
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, psychological, scary, suspenseful, dark humor ...
Audience: student film
Plot: mental illness, obsession, serial killer, loneliness, murder, cannibalism, destructive relationship, psychopath, blind character, insanity, female stalker, dangerous attraction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
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 6.3
 23K
American Mary (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young med student struggling with her tuition fees is drawn into the shady world of underground body modification.
Style: scary, disturbing, rough, sexy, brutal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: amputation, rape, torture, gory, plastic surgery, physical appearance, nightclub, twins, brutality, doctors, student, stripper ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
100%
 7.0
 11K
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: atmospheric, surreal, serious, suspenseful, offbeat ...
Plot: yakuza, gangsters, murder, obsession, hitman, mental illness, deadly, danger, mission of murder, hotel, transvestism, restaurant ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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: macabre, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: telephone call, ghost, investigation, death, hospital, spirit, good versus evil, supernatural, mystery, vengeance, urban legend, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: disturbing, atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: supernatural, psychopath, murder, obsession, vampire, slasher, danger, investigation, mystery, deadly, haunted by the past, gory ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, atmospheric, surreal, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, police detective, mental institution, killing spree, priest, supernatural, gory, police investigation, exorcism, clergy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1998, 1990s, 90s
Place: washington d.c., usa, india, copenhagen denmark, virginia ...
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 7.2
 64K
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, psychological, frightening, scary, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, investigation, supernatural, woman in danger, danger, back from the dead, mysterious death, supernatural power, dark secret, journalist, curse, teacher ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 50s, 1990s, 1950s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Ichi the Killer (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
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, rough, suspenseful, dark humor, banned film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: massacre, masochist, hitman, gang, danger, rage, psychopath, sadism, gory, gangsters, violence, martial arts ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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, necrophilia, psychopath, dysfunctional family, prostitute, family relations, incestuous desire, heroin, rape, sodomy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.0
 58K
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: banned film, brutal, macabre, rough, scary ...
Plot: sexual abuse, rape, violence, pedophilia, sadism, insanity, murder, strong sexual content, necrophilia, pornography, gory, incest ...
Time: 21st century, ancient history
Place: serbia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.0
 22K
The Woman (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A lawyer puts his family in jeopardy when he captures the last member of a violent clan and tries to forcibly tame her.
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, twists and turns, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: torture, sadism, incestuous relationship, brutality, suffering, captivity, confined, unlikely criminals, mysterious character, small town, gory, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: scary, suspenseful, disturbing, surprise ending, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, axe, violence, obsession, slasher, gory, danger, deadly, teenage life, investigation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, italy, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 114 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: psychological, atmospheric, mind bending, scary, twists and turns ...
Plot: mental illness, haunted house, guilt, family relations, losing-it hero, danger, delusion, tragedy, amnesia, suicide, ghost, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Three... Extremes (2004)
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: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, scary, anthology ...
Plot: cannibalism, murder, healing power, gory, danger, spouse in danger, pregnancy, strangulation, jealousy, director, abortion, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, hong kong, korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: pedophile, war criminal, sadism, serial killer, murder, isolation, insanity, torture, sexual abuse, obsession, haunted by the past, psychopath ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.6
 233K
Saw II (2005)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a new murder victim is discovered with all the signs of Jigsaw's hand, Detective Eric Matthews begins a full investigation and apprehends Jigsaw with little effort. But for Jigsaw, getting caught is just another part of his plan. Eight ...
Style: twists and turns, scary, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, trap, serial murder, sadistic horror, mind game, antidote, gory, survival, sadism, psychopath, insanity, fear ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.6
 380K
Saw (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Obsessed with teaching his victims the value of life, a deranged, sadistic serial killer abducts the morally wayward. Once captured, they must face impossible choices in a horrific game of survival. The victims must fight to win their lives back, or ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: torture, mind game, captivity, serial killer, psychopath, game of death, insanity, master criminal, plot twist, fear, survival, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 7.4
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Thesis (1996)
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, psychological, disturbing, scary ...
Plot: murder, snuff, serial killer, research, violence, sadism, theft, video tape, thesis, perversion, mystery, investigation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.4
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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: psychological, tense, suspenseful, scary, enigmatic ...
Plot: investigation, serial killer, murder, hypnosis, hallucination, mind control, amnesia, police detective, psychosis, stranger, interrogation, mystery ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, okinawa japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.7
 15K
The Entity (1982)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Barbara Hershey stars as Carla Moran, a hard-working single mother until the night she is raped in her bedroom by someone - or something - that she cannot see. Despite skeptical psychiatrists, she is repeatedly attacked in her car, in the bath, and ...
Style: psychological, scary, disturbing, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, demon rape, invisibility, sexual humiliation, ghost, supernatural, sexual abuse, single parent, good versus evil, woman in danger, serial rapist, serial killer ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.7
 30K
Dark Water (2002)
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, psychological, scary, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Plot: ghost, missing child, supernatural, mystery, haunted by the past, flooding, family problems, custody, parents and children, losing-it hero, danger, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Reincarnation (2005)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A Japanese actress begins having strange visions and experiences after landing a role in a horror film about a real-life murder spree that took place over forty years ago.
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: supernatural, serial killer, mental institution, ghost, small town, reincarnation, haunted by the past, gory, grudge, danger, vengeance, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, year 1970
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 7.6
 32K
Deep Red (1975)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 127 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: psychological, gothic, suspenseful, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: family in danger, murder, psychopath, danger, serial killer, mental illness, mind game, haunted by the past, intrigue, crimes, mysterious character, manic ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, rome italy, italy, australia, lebanon
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.6
 10K
Dead & Buried (1981)
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, twists and turns, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, small town, zombie, supernatural, mortician, sheriff, corpse, dishonesty, crime, good versus evil, danger, couples ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Pit and the Pendulum (1961)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Francis Barnard goes to Spain, when he hears his sister Elizabeth has died. Her husband Nicholas Medina, the son of the most brutal torturer of the Spanish Inquisition, tells him she has died of a blood disease, but Francis finds this hard to ...
Style: atmospheric, gothic, suspenseful, scary, twist ending ...
Plot: gothic horror, spanish inquisition, castle, buried alive, insanity, investigation, vengeance, crimes, religions or cults, danger, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century, middle ages, 14th century, 1500s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 8.4
 518K
Oldboy (2003)
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: bleak, twist ending, psychological, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: revenge, incest, father daughter incest, vengeance, mind game, confined, older man younger woman relationship, loneliness, sin, twists & turns, brother sister incest, losing-it hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 20th century, 2000s ...
Place: korea, asia, south korea, stockholm sweden, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, tense, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: murder, private detective, investigation, serial killer, danger, crimes, mystery, partners, neighbor, friendship, insanity, painting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.4
 121K
Irreversible (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Events over the course of one traumatic night in Paris unfold in reverse-chronological order as the beautiful Alex is brutally raped and beaten by a stranger in the underpass. Her boyfriend and ex-lover take matters into their own hands by hiring ...
Style: bleak, rough, surreal, non-linear, disturbing ...
Plot: rape, sexual abuse, sexual perversion, anal rape, violence, sadism, brutality, sexual cruelty, strong sexual content, rape and revenge, party, rape victim ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.1
 322K
The Ring (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: It sounded like just another urban legend: A videotape filled with nightmarish images, leading to a phone call foretelling the viewer's death in exactly seven days. As a newspaper reporter, Rachel Keller was naturally skeptical of the story, ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, investigation, race against time, life is a bitch, paranormal phenomena, murder, ghost, danger, crimes, parents and children, uncover truth, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle washington, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%