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 7.9
 38K
Perfect Blue
Original name: パーフェクトブルー
Genre: Animation, Horror, Music, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 81 min.
Style: surreal, suspenseful, psychological, tense, atmospheric, twists and turns, serious, disturbing, mind bending, cerebral, realistic, enigmatic, intense, brutal, dark, suspense, twist ending, interesting, clever, macabre, talky, stylized, harsh, dark humor, scary, surprise ending, bloody, bleak
Plot: obsession, murder, serial killer, insanity, violence, rape, surrealism, stalking, singer, mentally unstable, split personality, mental illness, psychology, innocence lost, violent, paranoia, twists & turns, dreams, identity, brutality, murder mystery, stylish, storytelling, imagination, woman in danger, paranoid, vengeance, police investigation, sexualized violence, pornography, alter ego, visceral, stalker, sexual abuse, corruption, firefly, gory, giant robots, loneliness, danger, mystery, secrets, plot twist, dialogue, actress, dark hero, media, male nudity, fantasy world, mind game, surveillance, demons, psychiatry, mentor, actor's life, tv show, losing-it hero, rising to stardom, career, female protagonist, computers and web, ambition, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, fan, starlet, technophobia, dangerous attraction, power of media, delusion, photographer, performance, fame, success, sexual activity, psychopath, teenage life, ghost, androids and robots, rivalry, deadly, crimes, ambiguity, film within a film, hallucination, obsessed fan, price of fame, career change, filmmaking, bloody violence, red herring, erotic photography, dissociative identity disorder, breasts, ice pick, hidden truth, dark heroine, emotional abuse, repeated scene, manager
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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Paprika
Animation, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Japan
90 min.
 7.7
Se7en
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
USA
127 min.
 8.6
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Most similar movies to Perfect Blue

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, psychological, atmospheric and disturbing films with plots including brutality, murder, dialogue, obsession, twists & turns, violence and crimes themes mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Horror genres. Some movies like Perfect Blue: Thesis (1996), The Cure (1997), Ring (1998), Audition (1999), Paprika (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 7.5
 31K
Thesis
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 125 min.
Style: suspenseful, tense, disturbing, psychological, scary, serious, suspense, dark, macabre, bleak, realistic, clever, atmospheric, rough, interesting, twist ending, intense, frightening, stylized, enigmatic, surprise ending, harsh, dark humor, brutal, cerebral, bloody, talky
Plot: murder, violence, mystery, investigation, serial killer, torture, hospital, strong sexual content, violent, psychology, twists & turns, obsession, pornography, brutality, research, stylish, woman in danger, voyeurism, plot twist, sexualized violence, visceral, police investigation, secrets, crimes, gory, paranoia, splatter, vengeance, mentor, death, runaway, greed, dialogue, danger, conspiracy, storytelling, paranoid, murder mystery, deadly, identity, revenge, chase, assassination, corruption, crime gone awry, thesis, snuff, video tape, gratuitous violence, mind game
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
 7.4
 8K
The Cure
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 111 min.
Style: atmospheric, tense, psychological, suspenseful, serious, enigmatic, surreal, meditative, dark, gloomy, art house, disturbing, cerebral, bleak, scary, melancholic, stylized, macabre, twist ending, reflective, suspense, bad ending, dark humor, surprise ending
Plot: serial killer, investigation, murder, police investigation, mystery, insanity, mental illness, psychology, mysterious character, crime, amnesia, visceral, murder mystery, identity, obsession, mind game, surrealism, brutality, guilt, haunted by the past, paranoid, gory, twists & turns, memory loss, secrets, psychosis, junkyard, stranger, interrogation, hotel, prostitute, interview, hallucination, record player, supernatural, splatter, woman in danger, imagination, psychopath, storytelling, existentialism, demons, catastrophe, mentor, dialogue, pornography, paranoia, neo-noir, justice, life philosophy
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   88%
    User:   86%
 
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 7.3
 56K
Ring
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Style: suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, tense, psychological, suspense, macabre, serious, surreal, frightening, dark, disturbing, intense, talky, twist ending, enigmatic, light, interesting, clever, harsh, asian horror, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, supernatural, obsession, ghost, television, paranoia, murder, psychology, mystery, family in danger, visceral, splatter, gory, death, parents and children, storytelling, good versus evil, brutality, ghosts, demons, blood, adaptation, sexualized violence, mythology, police investigation, witches, cult, dialogue, torture, violence, danger, transformation, paranoid, loneliness, serial killer, revenge, rivalry, catastrophe, pornography, vengeance, mentor, violent, family problems, secrets, family relations, single parent, woman in danger, urban legend, loss of daughter, psychic
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 1950s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   85%
    User:   79%
 
 7.2
 62K
Audition
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Style: surreal, disturbing, suspenseful, tense, scary, atmospheric, bleak, serious, psychological, macabre, stylized, enigmatic, realistic, brutal, art house, dark, suspense, bloody, cerebral, intense, melancholic, meditative, harsh, rough, dark humor, talky
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, sexualized violence, stylish, paranoid, revenge, crimes, twists & turns, danger, dreams, deadly, storytelling, cult, police investigation, betrayal, catastrophe, relationships, gore, mentally unstable, supernatural, runaway, unlikely criminals, haunted by the past, power relations, ballet, perversion, audition, desire
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   85%
    User:   84%
 
 7.7
 56K
Paprika
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, stylized, psychological, twists and turns, serious, psychedelic, cerebral, philosophical, enigmatic, suspenseful, reflective, colourful, dark, interesting, mind bending, melancholic, futuristic, disturbing, clever, meditative, intellectual, talky, absurd, surprise ending
Plot: dreams, mental illness, surveillance, guilt, surrealism, paranoia, alter ego, amateur detective, male nudity, imagination, investigation, storytelling, fantasy world, psychology, creativity, future dystopia, visceral, art, dream, loneliness, philosophy, twists & turns, childhood, violent, mentor, crimes, coming of age, betrayal, life philosophy, technology, brutality, dialogue, existentialism, transformation, dystopic future, obsession, firefly, life & death, plot twist, alternate reality, sexualized violence, mythology, human nature, missing person, introspection, doctors and patients, chaos and mayhem, parallel world, psychoanalysis, dream girl
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   82%
    User:   93%
 
 7.0
 12K
Sisters
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, stylized, suspense, atmospheric, twists and turns, serious, macabre, enigmatic, tense, scary, realistic, cerebral, talky, bloody, brutal, dark humor, surreal, melancholic, cynical, sexual, dark, satirical, sexy, twist ending, gloomy, harsh, witty, absurd, ironic, biting, breathtaking, avant garde, surprise ending
Plot: murder, mystery, insanity, twins, private detective, model, sisters, police investigation, voyeurism, hospital, obsession, brutality, serial killer, psychology, stylish, haunted by the past, investigation, visceral, violent, twists & turns, violence, police corruption, vengeance, murder mystery, pornography, secrets, cult, sexualized violence, crimes, crime, runaway, manipulation, deadly, guilt, doctors, hotel, greed, corruption, amateur detective, paranoid, nudity (topless - notable), assassination, psychic, witness, neighbor, police, hallucination, blood, society, chase
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, tokyo, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   77%
    User:   77%
 
 7.0
 10K
Gozu
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 130 min.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, dark humor, serious, offbeat, enigmatic, disturbing, suspenseful, absurd, psychological, sexual, art house, psychedelic, scary, macabre, stylized, ironic, dark, cerebral, non-linear, melancholic, artsy, bleak, breathtaking, erotic, talky
Plot: obsession, hotel, gangsters, surrealism, brutality, paranoia, insanity, death, male nudity, restaurant, visceral, gory, paranoid, murder, violent, pornography, splatter, crazy, crime, mentor, yakuza, psychopath, existentialism, hitman, small town, demons, psychology, guilt, crimes, twists & turns, cult, creativity, danger, deadly, dialogue, loneliness, catastrophe, transvestism, deadpan, life philosophy, vengeance, fantasy world, gays and lesbians, crime gone awry, stylish, nudity (topless - notable), dreams, mental illness, runaway, secrets
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   60%
 
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Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 135 min.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, disturbing, sexual, psychological, dark, serious, enigmatic, realistic, mind bending, art house, non-linear, cerebral, melancholic, interesting, macabre, stylized, psychedelic, talky, scary, erotic, intense, dark humor, suspense, absurd, avant garde, based on cult tv series, cult movie cast, psychotronic
Plot: investigation, murder, small town, mystery, sexual abuse, surrealism, supernatural, incest, brutality, death, violence, serial killer, mental illness, drugs/alcohol, mind game, sexualized violence, insanity, nudity (topless - notable), pornography, television, prostitute, dangerous attraction, secrets, obsession, murder mystery, double life, prostitution, visceral, haunted by the past, censorship, drug abuse, drugs, violent, dreams, angel, diary, vengeance, life & death, twists & turns, stylish, loneliness, psychology, drug addiction, demons, crimes, storytelling, danger, crime gone awry, dialogue, cult
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1989
Place: washington state, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   53%
 
Dressed to Kill
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Style: suspenseful, sexual, clever, tense, psychological, scary, twists and turns, serious, suspense, erotic, realistic, twist ending, sexy, enigmatic, talky, macabre, rough, bloody, stylized, surreal, intense, disturbing, atmospheric, interesting, brutal, breathtaking, surprise ending
Plot: murder, serial killer, violence, psychiatrist, manipulation, gory, guilt, crime, voyeurism, obsession, chase, identity, sex, adultery, cross dressing, male nudity, sexuality, prostitution, nudity (full frontal - brief), paranoia, stylish, murder mystery, sexualized violence, twists & turns, pornography, censorship, mystery, violent, brutality, police investigation, visceral, investigation, secrets, who done it, dialogue, surveillance, extramarital affair, shower, woman in danger, runaway, vengeance, nudity (topless - notable), doctors, storytelling, art, assassination, plot twist, paranoid, splatter, crimes
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   67%
 
 7.7
 25K
Deep Red
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 126 min.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized, tense, surreal, scary, disturbing, psychological, macabre, suspense, serious, gothic, light, realistic, enigmatic, talky, bloody, rough, dark, brutal, twist ending, cerebral, melancholic, breathtaking, clever, frightening, dark humor, art house, meditative, surprise ending
Plot: serial killer, gory, murder, mystery, investigation, slasher, supernatural, brutality, insanity, violence, jazz, amateur detective, pianist, murder mystery, stylish, psychology, obsession, mysterious character, police investigation, twists & turns, visceral, identity, violent, witnessing a crime, psychopath, secrets, runaway, guilt, stalking, who done it, storytelling, dialogue, sexualized violence, danger, english, psychic, reporter, crimes, mind game, pornography, mentor, catastrophe, paranoid, deadly, cult, classic car, proto-slasher, crime, whodunit, haunted by the past
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, lebanon, rome italy, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   66%
 
A Tale of Two Sisters
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 115 min.
Style: atmospheric, tense, psychological, scary, suspenseful, surreal, surprise ending, twists and turns, serious, stylized, frightening, dark, twist ending, suspense, enigmatic, disturbing, cerebral, macabre, mind bending, bleak, melancholic, breathtaking, intense, harsh, talky, clever, asian horror
Plot: haunted house, mental illness, mystery, supernatural, guilt, insanity, death, mentally unstable, violence, brutality, psychology, blood, sisters, parents and children, ghosts, stylish, storytelling, twists & turns, goth, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, family drama, visceral, secrets, family in crisis, tragedy, amnesia, plot twist, vengeance, paranoid, violent, life & death, ghost, hospital, imaginary friend, haunted by the past, pornography, sexualized violence, gory, runaway, imagination, doctors, identity, culture clash, childhood, adaptation, danger, suicide, unfulfillment, family problems
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   56%
 
Ju-on: The Curse
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 70 min.
Style: scary, atmospheric, tense, psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense, dark, disturbing, interesting, intense, frightening, clever, light, melancholic, brutal, talky, stylized, macabre, mind bending
Plot: haunted house, gory, murder, supernatural, ghost, blood, ghosts, storytelling, violent, vengeance, brutality, secrets, family, curses spells and rituals, life & death, chase, hitman, violence, visceral, revenge, mentor, death, nudity (topless - notable), fight scenes, first contact, splatter, immortality, technology, mystery, missing child, dark hero, pornography, alter ego, reality tv, dialogue, crime, serial killer, danger, transformation, culture clash, redemption, survival, infidelity, imagination, stylish, paranoia, sacrifice, sexualized violence, deadly, stalker
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   60%
 
 7.3
 14K
Nightwatch
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 107 min.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, scary, tense, serious, suspense, twist ending, rough, realistic, atmospheric, dark, talky, interesting, disturbing, intense, bloody, clever, macabre, harsh, sexy, enigmatic, cerebral, melancholic
Plot: serial killer, murder, male nudity, stylish, visceral, twists & turns, mystery, murder mystery, police investigation, psychology, greed, paranoid, brutality, corruption, pornography, crimes, plot twist, runaway, secrets, investigation, identity, gory, dishonesty, hospital, violence, dialogue, sexualized violence, moral ambiguity, obsession, storytelling, conspiracy, doctors, chase, manipulation, night watchman, mentor, couples, catastrophe, betrayal, life is a bitch, death, slasher, false accusation, mind game, infidelity, sexual abuse, addiction, haunted by the past, danger, deadly
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   65%
 
Movie in collections
The Stendhal Syndrome
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Style: surreal, psychological, suspenseful, stylized, brutal, disturbing, serious, rough, realistic, macabre, bleak, dark, bloody, scary, atmospheric, enigmatic, tense, dark humor, harsh, intense, cerebral, melancholic, twist ending, erotic, psychotronic, necrophiliac, sadistic, suspense
Plot: serial killer, art, gory, murder, sexual abuse, brutality, obsession, vengeance, memory loss, violence, insanity, rape, surrealism, torture, rapist, psychiatrist, kidnapping, police investigation, mind game, revenge, stylish, sexualized violence, psychology, pornography, crime, violent, policewoman, crimes, deadly, mental illness, law enforcement, visceral, killer, hotel, catastrophe, rivalry, twists & turns, life is a bitch, betrayal, mentor, rescue, fantasy world, storytelling, crazy, dialogue, goth, blindness, supernatural, demons, dysfunctional family
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: europe, florence, italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   58%
 
The Boston Strangler
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Style: tense, suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, serious, rough, realistic, suspense, enigmatic, brutal, stylized, atmospheric, harsh, dark, interesting, sexual, macabre, talky, sexy, intense, cerebral, dramatic, surreal, bleak, melancholic
Plot: serial killer, investigation, crime, murder, police investigation, hospital, mystery, mental illness, chase, psychiatry, pornography, psychology, mind game, insanity, runaway, stylish, brutality, paranoia, obsession, psychopath, torture, greed, paranoid, identity, character study, double life, censorship, dialogue, male nudity, crimes, violent, split personality, gangsters, assassination, murder mystery, catastrophe, fantasy world, adaptation, twists & turns, deadly, guilt, doctors, corruption, law enforcement, serial murder, sexualized violence, manipulation, mad scientist, gays and lesbians, storytelling
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   51%
 
 7.2
 17K
Shadow
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, tense, scary, psychological, serious, macabre, bloody, stylized, rough, enigmatic, suspense, surreal, atmospheric, twist ending, dark, brutal, sexy, harsh, cerebral, breathtaking, talky, melancholic, erotic, dark humor, gothic, surprise ending
Plot: serial killer, gory, mystery, murder, investigation, obsession, crime, chase, slasher, death, blood, book, storytelling, mysterious character, murder mystery, stylish, violent, twists & turns, splatter, brutality, police investigation, violence, nudity (topless - notable), visceral, voyeurism, writer's life, surveillance, supernatural, pornography, stalking, mind game, vengeance, guilt, insanity, writers, runaway, identity, sexualized violence, dialogue, plot twist, demons, adaptation, revenge, surrealism, gunfight, who done it, catastrophe, assassination, psychopath, danger
Time: 80s
Place: europe, italy, rhode island, new york, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   44%
 
 7.2
 57K
Manhunter
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, tense, suspense, serious, rough, intense, psychological, dark, realistic, atmospheric, interesting, enigmatic, scary, cerebral, disturbing, clever, harsh, macabre, talky, melancholic, frightening, gothic, psychotronic
Plot: serial killer, investigation, crime, murder, neo noir, psychopath, violence, insanity, brutality, fbi, gunfight, stylish, psychology, special agents, adaptation, book, obsession, psychiatry, dialogue, manipulation, police investigation, visceral, dark fantasy, violent, mind game, surveillance, runaway, distopia, twists & turns, greed, crimes, pornography, secrets, deadly, storytelling, fbi agent, crime scene, journalist, literature, law enforcement, paranoid, catastrophe, chase, character study, male nudity, betrayal, culture clash, corruption, murder mystery, dark hero
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: st. louis missouri, florida, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   45%
 
Eyes of Laura Mars
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, disturbing, atmospheric, scary, serious, suspense, tense, twist ending, surprise ending, macabre, sexy, rough, psychological, clever, interesting, erotic, enigmatic, bad ending, intense, melancholic, brutal
Plot: serial killer, mystery, gory, police investigation, photographer, supernatural, murder mystery, murder, violence, fashion, chase, disco, death, mars, stylish, twists & turns, supernatural ability, witnessing a crime, stalking, identity, investigation, brutality, pornography, corruption, violent, who done it, conspiracy, obsession, crime, runaway, fashion photographer, dialogue, mentor, crimes, catastrophe, storytelling, danger, plot twist, law enforcement, vengeance, first contact, nudity (full frontal - brief), psychology, psychopath, secrets, fantasy world, culture clash, adaptation, justice, paranoid
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   60%
 
Movie in collections
The Cat o' Nine Tails
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, atmospheric, stylized, suspense, serious, rough, tense, realistic, dark, brutal, psychological, macabre, bloody, surreal, enigmatic, bad ending, clever, cynical, dark humor, tricky, cerebral, interesting, harsh, scary, social realism
Plot: mystery, serial killer, gory, investigation, chase, violence, murder, crime, blindness, insanity, splatter, blood, storytelling, amateur detective, stylish, paranoia, slasher, twists & turns, obsession, murder mystery, brutality, violent, partners against crime, male nudity, sexualized violence, pornography, supernatural, genetics, mind game, voyeurism, kidnapping, cons and scams, dialogue, secrets, blind man, crimes, runaway, danger, deadly, stalking, visceral, paranoid, car chase, mentor, mysterious character, identity, vengeance, adaptation, catastrophe, witnessing a crime
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   51%
 
Ring 0: Birthday
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, twists and turns, serious, suspense, tense, disturbing, enigmatic, talky, bloody, melancholic, dramatic, frightening, surreal, intense, sexy, dark, bad ending, brutal, emotional, macabre, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: mystery, supernatural, murder, split personality, tragedy, supernatural ability, police investigation, curses spells and rituals, brutality, demons, haunted by the past, vengeance, mental illness, storytelling, secrets, ghosts, destiny, torture, death, journalist, danger, nudity (topless - notable), psychology, gory, revenge, deadly, dreams, good versus evil, monster, fantasy world, transformation, dialogue, male nudity, adaptation, parallel universe, woman in danger, sexual abuse, afterlife, theatre group, killer, rivalry, catastrophe, betrayal, psychiatrist, mentor, love story, honest, nudity (full frontal - brief), alter ego, obsession
Time: 20s, 50s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   44%
 
 6.5
 48K
Session 9
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, tense, bleak, atmospheric, surprise ending, twists and turns, serious, dark, suspense, twist ending, gloomy, frightening, disturbing, bad ending, macabre, intense, clever, enigmatic, interesting, gothic, stylized, light, harsh
Audience: teens
Plot: psychology, supernatural, murder, mental institution, haunted house, ghost, insanity, mentally unstable, lobotomy, demons, serial killer, twists & turns, mystery, mind game, hospital, ghosts, coin, tape recorder, haunted by the past, mental illness, gory, blood, storytelling, dialogue, splatter, visceral, violence, paranoia, secrets, violent, brutality, plot twist, hazmat suit, pot smoking, security guard, walkie talkie, tunnel, cell phone, crimes, police investigation, catastrophe, witches, sexualized violence, deadly, revenge, paranoid, rivalry, obsession, adaptation, doctors
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   47%
 
Three... Extremes
Genre: Horror
Country: Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea
Duration: 118 min.
Style: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, scary, serious, macabre, dark humor, dark, tense, clever, surreal, cerebral, intense, atmospheric, stylized, offbeat, suspense, art house, brutal, artsy, bloody, enigmatic, melancholic, harsh, breathtaking, rough, realistic
Plot: gory, cannibalism, vengeance, murder, torture, blood, guilt, splatter, storytelling, visceral, brutality, violent, violence, danger, loneliness, kidnapping, twists & turns, sexualized violence, psychology, revenge, existentialism, secrets, obsession, cult, insanity, serial killer, dialogue, mentor, adaptation, creativity, dark hero, surrealism, art, anthology, tragedy, transformation, fantasy world, childhood, stylish, adultery, jealousy, betrayal, strangulation, abortion, incest, director, favoritism among siblings, healing power, vampire, pregnancy
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, hong kong, korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   48%
 
Alice Sweet Alice
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Style: suspenseful, scary, disturbing, atmospheric, psychological, serious, suspense, macabre, tense, brutal, realistic, bloody, rough, dark, gothic, melancholic, intense, talky, frightening, psychotronic, harsh, psycho film, surprise ending
Plot: serial killer, slasher, gory, murder, investigation, mystery, brutality, catholicism, insanity, blood, death, guilt, police investigation, sisters, stylish, murder mystery, violent, splatter, crime, violence, vengeance, revenge, visceral, mind game, parents and children, psychology, sexualized violence, torture, psychopath, demons, psychopathic killer, who done it, adaptation, family, identity, twists & turns, male nudity, pornography, supernatural, crimes, dysfunctional family, family drama, danger, catastrophe, runaway, doctors, mentor, child abuse, deadly, proto-slasher
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1961
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   40%
 
Movie in collections
Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Style: stylized, bleak, serious, dark, suspenseful, tense, exciting, heartbreaking, melancholic, depressing, harsh, interesting, brutal, atmospheric, psychological, philosophical, enigmatic, suspense, rough, bloody, disturbing, surreal, breathtaking, talky, dramatic, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: violence, tragedy, dark hero, terrorism, storytelling, violent, twists & turns, future dystopia, alternate reality, brutality, secrets, firefly, vengeance, corruption, police investigation, stylish, danger, guilt, fantasy world, conspiracy, gratuitous violence, betrayal, deadly, pornography, depression, art, visceral, greed, sexualized violence, intrigue, dialogue, rebellion, loneliness, assassination, suicide, runaway, vigilantism, distopia, siblings relations, philosophy, idealism, vigilante, little red riding hood, haunted by the past, political unrest, politics, crimes, heroes, resistance fighter, social issues
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   39%
 
 7.1
 12K
Opera
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, scary, serious, stylized, tense, light, rough, realistic, atmospheric, enigmatic, bloody, macabre, harsh, surreal, brutal, exciting, cerebral, absurd, sexy, dark humor, sexual, breathtaking, bad ending, psychological, suspense, melancholic, frightening
Plot: serial killer, gory, cult, slasher, murder, obsession, vengeance, supernatural, brutality, opera, violence, mysterious character, stylish, gunfight, voyeurism, insanity, male nudity, torture, splatter, visceral, sexualized violence, crime, assassination attempt, death, investigation, stalking, violent, twists & turns, mind game, killer, pornography, chase, demons, violence spree, dialogue, psychopath, paranoid, catastrophe, surrealism, family in danger, murder mystery, hotel, haunted by the past, runaway, whodunit, nudity (topless - notable), creativity, who done it, woman in danger, mentor
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   44%
 
 7.7
 317K
The Machinist
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Style: psychological, stylized, surreal, bleak, suspenseful, surprise ending, serious, dark, tense, cerebral, twist ending, intense, atmospheric, enigmatic, suspense, mind bending, disturbing, twists and turns, interesting, depressing, realistic, clever, macabre, harsh, non-linear, dark humor, offbeat
Plot: mystery, obsession, paranoia, guilt, insomnia, memory, torment, psychology, plot twist, paranoid, insanity, twists & turns, storytelling, losing-it hero, schizophrenia, secrets, loneliness, memory loss, identity, conspiracy, imaginary friend, uncover truth, existentialism, mental illness, crazy, neo-noir, redemption, imagination, visceral, brutality, character study, corruption, stylish, philosophy, violence, mentor, police investigation, violent, serial killer, sexualized violence, factory, life is a bitch, gory, unfulfillment, manhole, one armed man, taunting, old photograph, alienation, mysterious character
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   36%
 
 6.0
 12K
Raising Cain
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, scary, tense, clever, twists and turns, serious, realistic, suspense, enigmatic, surreal, erotic, twist ending, satirical, bad ending, disturbing, sexy, atmospheric, melancholic, stylized, reflective, intense, surprise ending
Plot: obsession, kidnapping, serial killer, psychology, murder, mentally unstable, adultery, hospital, twists & turns, sex, parents and children, surveillance, crime, haunted by the past, pornography, paranoia, dreams, psychiatrist, crimes, doctors, danger, police investigation, insanity, twins, catastrophe, paranoid, vengeance, family relations, psychopath, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexualized violence, chase, brutality, split personality, violence, mentor, classic car, siblings relations, dialogue, woman in danger, camp, criminal heroes, first contact, family life, gangsters, hotel, childhood, storytelling, lone hero, murder mystery
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   36%
 
 6.8
 135K
From Hell
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Style: gothic, stylized, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, surprise ending, serious, dark, realistic, suspense, interesting, brutal, twist ending, factual, disturbing, psychological, scary, intense, melancholic, clever, macabre, bloody, enigmatic, bad ending, gloomy
Plot: serial killer, mystery, gory, police investigation, crime, murder, prostitution, insanity, corruption, conspiracy, violence, revenge, police, torture, blood, murder mystery, investigation, stylish, conspiracy theory, drugs/alcohol, uncover truth, brutality, secrets, identity, twists & turns, period piece, who done it, urban, adaptation, prostitute, brothers, storytelling, jack the ripper, greed, violent, psychology, sexualized violence, justice, crimes, plot twist, pornography, vengeance, danger, drug addiction, betrayal, woman in danger, chase, deadly, dialogue, guilt
Time: 19th century, victorian, 20th century, victorian era, 1880s
Place: london, england, scotland, europe, buckingham palace, east end london, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   41%
 

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When a Stranger Calls
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, scary, atmospheric, psychological, twists and turns, serious, tense, realistic, intense, frightening, rough, twist ending, bad ending, enigmatic, light, disturbing, macabre, brutal, clever, ambiguous ending, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, gory, police investigation, obsession, murder, vengeance, private detective, mental institution, blood, investigation, mind game, stalking, halloween, insanity, survival, brutality, twists & turns, family in danger, psychopath, torture, homeless, revenge, catastrophe, who done it, classic car, runaway, woman in danger, chase, spiders, doctors, children, loneliness, mentor, danger, dialogue, deadly, violence, kidnapping, law enforcement, rivalry, pornography, criminal's revenge, nudity (full frontal - brief), adaptation, nanny, urban legend, fantasy world, corruption, childhood
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   48%
 
 8.4
 430K
Oldboy
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 120 min.
Style: dark humor, atmospheric, bleak, stylized, disturbing, tense, psychological, clever, twists and turns, serious, brutal, dark, surreal, twist ending, intense, cerebral, absurd, interesting, bloody, enigmatic, realistic, harsh, suspense, gloomy, melancholic, depressing, reflective, art house, rough, suspenseful, mind bending, captivating, surprise ending
Plot: revenge, vengeance, incest, gory, loneliness, torture, violence, neo noir, kidnapping, guilt, insanity, mind game, strong sexual content, sin, violent, stylish, visceral, brutality, storytelling, gratuitous violence, twists & turns, sexualized violence, plot twist, serial killer, psychology, tragedy, obsession, brainwashing, police investigation, secrets, urban, imagination, prison, dialogue, paranoid, philosophy, life is a bitch, confined, urination, mystery, anger, secret, rivalry, catholic, notebook, losing-it hero, mysterious character, obsessive quest, uncover truth, captivity
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003, 20th century, 2000s
Place: korea, asia, south korea, hong kong, manhattan new york city, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   41%
 
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