Movies like Devil Woman

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Devil Woman (1964)
 8.0
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Devil Woman (1964)
Original name: 鬼婆
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, suspenseful, folk tale, ambiguous ending, psychotronic, sinister ...
Plot: samurai, murder, survival, demon, swamp, human nature, vengeance, crimes, ghost, heroes, soldier, parents and children, danger, dangerous attraction, escapades, deadly, bodies, rivalry, war, jealousy, deserter, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexuality, dog, martial arts ...
Time: 14th century, middle ages
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo

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Most similar movies to Devil Woman

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, atmospheric and bleak films with plots about murder, deadly, vengeance, blood, crimes, violence and gory mostly in Drama, Horror and Thriller genres. Some movies like Devil Woman: The Black Cat (1968), Kwaidan (1964), J-Horror Theater Vol. 5 (2007), Black Rat (2010), Time of the Wolf (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Black Cat (1968)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the Sengoku period, a woman and her daughter are raped and murdered by soldiers during a time of civil war. Afterwards, a series of samurai returning from the war through that area are found mysteriously dead with their throats torn out. The ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: ghost, murder, samurai, vengeance, supernatural, danger, deadly, black cat, love, battle, battles, curse ...
Time: middle ages
Place: japan, asia
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95%
 8.0
 15K
Kwaidan (1964)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 183 min.
Story: Taking its title from an archaic Japanese word meaning "ghost story," this anthology adapts four folk tales. A penniless samurai marries for money with tragic results. A man stranded in a blizzard is saved by Yuki the Snow Maiden, but his ...
Style: anthology, atmospheric, bleak, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: samurai, ghost, monk, spirit, supernatural, escapades, heroes, secret identity, materialism, betrayal, husband wife relationship, painting ...
Time: 19th century, 17th century, middle ages, 13th century, 11th century ...
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan, tokyo
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100%
J-Horror Theater Vol. 5 (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Japan, 250 years ago. Soetsu is a moneylender who is killed by the cruel samurai Shinzaemon. His body is dumped in the Kasenega-Fuchi river. According to legend, all who drown in the river will never surface again. 20 Years later, Shinkichi, the ...
Style: tense, scary, serious, suspenseful
Plot: samurai, supernatural, ghost, murder, curses spells and rituals, reincarnation, supernatural ability, danger, deadly, dealing with death, grudge, showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: feudal japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.0
 251
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, crimes, rivalry, youth, slasher, school, high school, survival, danger, masked killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Time of the Wolf (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: France, Austria, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When Anna and her family arrive at their holiday home, they find it occupied by strangers. This confrontation is just the beginning of a painful learning process.
Style: bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: apocalypse, catastrophe, countryside, survival, chaos, danger, human nature, social differences, life is a bitch, hopes, society, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.4
 24K
Possession (1981)
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: sexual, surreal, disturbing, psychological, erotic ...
Plot: hysteria, obsession, infidelity, graphic violence, breakdown, affair, gore, police, murder, teacher, domestic violence, monster ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, west berlin west germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.9
 149
Human (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The ship Kaijin Maru is left adrift after losing all means of navigation in a storm. The four people on the ship are becoming increasingly desperate as food and water run out.
Style: suspense
Plot: stranded, murder, shipwreck, fight, storm, ocean, cannibalism, hunger, malnutrition, selfishness, suicide, guilt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the Iranian ghost-town Bad City, a place that reeks of death and loneliness, the townspeople are unaware they are being stalked by a lonesome vampire.
Style: bleak, scary, stylized, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: vampire, supernatural, imaginary, danger, small town life, stalking, loneliness, murder, father son relationship, teenage boy, violent, romance ...
Place: iran, california, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Santa Sangre (1989)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A young man is confined in a mental hospital. Through a flashback we see that he was traumatized as a child, when he and his family were circus performers: he saw his father cut off the arms of his mother, a religious fanatic and leader of the ...
Style: cult film, atmospheric, surreal, disturbing, stylized ...
Plot: surrealism, serial killer, murder, insanity, clown, violence, blood, slasher, mental institution, dwarf, suicide, pageant ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico city, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
An Actor's Revenge (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: While performing in a touring kabuki troupe, leading female impersonator Yukinojo comes across the three men who drove his parents to suicide twenty years earlier, and plans his revenge, firstly by seducing the daughter of one of them, secondly by ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, suspenseful, offbeat, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, revenge, samurai, sword fight, hidden identity, obsessive quest, gender, rivalry, love and romance, crimes, artists and showbiz, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century, 1930s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Samurai Rebellion (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The mother of a feudal lord's only heir is kidnapped away from her husband by the lord. The husband and his samurai father must decide whether to accept the unjust decision, or risk death to get her back.
Style: tense, stylized, emotional, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: samurai, rebellion, master warrior, rebelliousness, family relations, injustice, kidnapping, heroes, fighting the system, parents and children, ruler, father son relationship ...
Time: 18th century, 70s
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.2
 71K
Audition (1999)
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 ...
Plot: femme fatale, torture, sadism, psychopath, murder, ballet, mentally unstable, gory, violence, perversion, obsession, telephone call ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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, suspenseful, serious, scary ...
Plot: gangsters, murder, obsession, hitman, yakuza, mental illness, deadly, danger, mission of murder, hotel, restaurant, transvestism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Face of Another (1966)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A businessman with a disfigured face obtains a lifelike mask from his doctor, but the mask starts altering his personality.
Style: serious, surreal, mind bending, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: incest, murder, obsession, laboratory, hidden identity, unlikely criminals, crimes, deadly, solitude, physical appearance, brother sister incest, identity crisis ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx (1972)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In the second film of the Lone Wolf and Cub series, Ogami Itto battles a group of female ninja in the employ of the Yagyu clan and must assassinate a traitor who plans to sell his clan's secrets to the Shogunate.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, sword fight, master warrior, martial arts, lone wolves, blood, heroes, drifter, female ninja, blood splatter, decapitation, martial artist ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Lesbian Vampires (1971)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: West Germany, Spain
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An erotic horror tale about a vixen vampiress seducing and killing women to appease her insatiable thirst for female blood.
Style: erotic, surreal, serious, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: lesbian vampire, vampire, sexploitation, lesbian sex, obsession, deadly, supernatural, dangerous attraction, cult, gays and lesbians, gender, woman in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: spain, turkey, constantinople, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.3
 1K
Vampire (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A vampire, who works as a teacher, searches for suicidal female students and seduces them prior to sucking their blood.
Style: atmospheric, scary, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: vampire, murder, suicide, danger, deadly, human nature, crimes, criminal heroes, obsession, dangerous attraction, fall in love, rape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.1
 10K
Black Sabbath (1963)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy, France, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three short tales of supernatural horror. In “The Telephone,” a woman is plagued by threatening phone calls. In "The Wurdalak,” a family is preyed upon by vampiric monsters. In “The Drop of Water,” a deceased medium wreaks havoc on ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, gothic, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, family in danger, woman in danger, destiny, vampire, supernatural, afterlife, vengeance, good versus evil, strangulation, ghost, visceral ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: russia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: An tale of revenge, honor and disgrace, centering on a poverty-stricken samurai who discovers the fate of his ronin son-in-law, setting in motion a tense showdown of vengeance against the house of a feudal lord.
Style: serious, bleak, tense, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: samurai, vengeance, life is a bitch, society, loss of son, rivalry, down on your luck, hara kiri, revenge, ronin, seppuku, code of honor ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
China White Serpentine (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Dave's brother Trent was enticed by dark forces and entrapped in a lair of sin. Trent was under the control of Tracey, the drug-dealing seductress who had spun this web of wrongdoing. It was a world of erotic indulgence, frequent drug use, and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: mind game, femme fatale, investigation, haunted by the past, dangerous attraction, obsession, murder, addiction, drug abuse, survival, supernatural, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Addiction (1995)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A vampiric doctoral student tries to follow the philosophy of a nocturnal comrade and control her thirst for blood.
Style: psychological, scary, suspenseful, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: vampire, addiction, blood, university, violence, philosophy, drug abuse, obsession, supernatural, human nature, life is a bitch, murder ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Masque of the Red Death (1964)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Satan-worshiper Prince Prospero invites the local nobility to his castle for protection against an oncoming plague, the Red Death. He orders his guests to attend a masked ball and, amidst an atmosphere of debauchery and depravity, notices the entry ...
Style: gothic, suspenseful, scary, serious, macabre ...
Plot: village, plague, satanism, murder, prince, revenge, satanic ritual, tragic villain, sacrifice, supernatural, good versus evil, mystery ...
Time: middle ages
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades (1972)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In the third film of the Lone Wolf and Cub series, Ogami Itto volunteers to be tortured by Yakuza to save a prostitute and is hired by their leader to kill an evil chamberlain.
Style: stylized, talky, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, master warrior, blood, violence, one man army, heroes, drifter, sword fight, duel, blood splatter, yakuza ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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The Conqueror Worm (1968)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: England is torn in civil strife as the Royalists battle the Parliamentary Party for control. This conflict distracts people from rational thought and allows unscrupulous men to gain local power by exploiting village superstitions. One of these men ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: witch hunt, inquisition, soldier, vengeance, murder, religions or cults, crimes, clergy, danger, witch, violence, rape ...
Time: 17th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: england, europe, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Sword of Doom (1966)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Through his unconscionable actions against others, a sociopathic samurai builds a trail of vendettas that follow him closely.
Style: bleak, stylized, tense, epic, rough ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, nihilism, psychopath, master warrior, vengeance, uninhibited rivalry, graphic violence, atrocity, opponent, rivalry, deadly ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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The Hand (1981)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Jon Lansdale is a comic book artist who loses his right hand in a car accident. The hand was not found at the scene of the accident, but it soon returns by itself to follow Jon around, and murder those who anger him.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: murder, family in danger, obsession, vengeance, rivalry, slasher, serial killer, comics, hallucination, severed arm, brutality, midlife crisis ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
P.O.E.: Project of Evil (2012)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Following up the successful "P.O.E.: Poetry of Eerie", some of the original filmmakers regrouped for this newest experiment which aims to bring the tales of Edgar Allen Poe to life through the distinct lens of Italian horror with spoken ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, scary ...
Plot: survival, murder, mystery, danger, confined, deadly, investigation, crimes, violence, strong violent content, gory, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 4.6
 776
Ruby (1977)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Strange killings occur at Ruby's drive-in theatre, sixteen years after the murder of her gangster boyfriend.
Style: serious, suspenseful, mind bending, scary, psychotronic
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, ghost, gangsters, slasher, supernatural, revenge, rivalry, mentally unstable, deadly, criminal heroes, gang, supernatural ability ...
Time: 50s, 1930s, 1950s, year 1951, year 1935
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Eko Eko Azarak: Wizard of Darkness (1995)
Genre: Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Misa Kuroi is an adorable high-school girl who arrives at her new school when it is falling under an evil supernatural force. Trying to figure out who's behind the supernatural attack, Misa also has to deal with assumptions by her fellow ...
Style: scary, suspense, bleak, tense, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, murder, school, teenage life, survival, graphic violence, mystery, deadly, rivalry, youth, good versus evil, supernatural ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.6
 115K
Antichrist (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Denmark, Germany, France, Sweden, Italy, Poland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A grieving couple retreats to their cabin 'Eden' in the woods, hoping to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse.
Style: scary, psychological, disturbing, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: fear, violence, cruelty, insanity, nudity (full frontal - brief), guilt, isolation, obsession, confined, hypnosis, explicit sex, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%