Movies like Perfect Blue

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Perfect Blue (1997)
 8.0
 62K
Perfect Blue (1997)
Original name: パーフェクトブルー
Genre: Animation, Crime, 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: psychological, tense, suspenseful, surreal, twists and turns, atmospheric, scary, realistic, intense, suspense ...
Plot: woman in danger, stalking, obsession, singer, murder, tv show, mind game, split personality, serial killer, crimes, mentally unstable, dangerous attraction, actor's life, actress, psychopath, danger, media, losing-it hero, delusion, performance, fame, unfulfillment, rising to stardom, sexual activity, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo

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Most similar movies to Perfect Blue

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, tense and psychological films with plots about danger, violence, crimes, deadly, murder, death and rivalry mostly in Animation, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Perfect Blue: Paprika (2006), Paranoia Agent (2004), Millennium Actress (2001), Felidae (1994), Midori (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.7
 74K
Paprika (2006)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patient's dreams is stolen, all hell breaks loose. Only a young female therapist can stop it: Paprika.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, psychological, twists and turns, philosophical ...
Plot: surveillance, investigation, villain, hallucination, mental illness, deception, fairy, dreams, scientist, research, human nature, doctors and patients ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 10K
Paranoia Agent (2004)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: The infamous Shounen Bat (Lil' Slugger) is terrorizing the residents of Musashino City. Flying around on his rollerblades and beating people down with a golden baseball bat, the assailant seems impossible to catch—much less understand. His ...
Style: mind bending, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: murder, who done it, stalking, investigation, police investigation, partners against crime, police detective, monster, serial killer, danger, deadly, mind game ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Groundbreaking director Mamoru Oshii continues to push the boundaries of art and anime with this universally acclaimed cyber thriller following cyborg detective Batou as he tries to unravel the reasons for a murderous robot revolt in the year 2032. ...
Style: futuristic, serious, suspenseful, enigmatic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cyborgs, cyberpunk, androids and robots, investigation, androids, crimes, computers and web, imaginary, mind game, good versus evil, fighting crime, uncover truth ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Millennium Actress (2001)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Documentary filmmaker Genya Tachibana has tracked down the legendary actress Chiyoko Fujiwara, who mysteriously vanished at the height of her career. When he presents her with a key she had lost and thought was gone forever, the filmmaker could not ...
Style: serious, touching, talky, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: actor's life, film within a film, actress, love and romance, popularity, retired, haunted by the past, unfulfilled love, female protagonist, lost love, interview, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.1
 4K
Felidae (1994)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, Denmark
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A domestic house cat named Francis investigates the grisly feline murders taking place in his new neighborhood.
Style: surreal, offbeat, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: murder, cartoon cat, cat, investigation, death, computer, cat fight, animal sex, breeding, private detective, danger, strong violent content ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 2K
Midori (1992)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Horror, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 47 min.
Story: After losing her parents, young flower selling Midori is put up by a fairground group. She is abused and forced to slavery, until the arrival of an enigmatic magician of short stature, who gives her hope for a better future.
Style: underground film
Plot: pedophile, illusion, murder, jealousy, freak, child abuse, subculture, punishment, orphan, romance, falling in love, dead mother ...
Time: 1920s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Boogiepop Never Laughs: Boogiepop Phantom (2000)
Genre: Animation, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Boogiepop Phantom is a twelve-episode anime television series produced by Madhouse Studios, based on the Boogiepop light novel series by Kouhei Kadono, particularly that of Boogiepop and Others and Boogiepop At Dawn. The series is directed by ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, serious ...
Plot: supernatural, serial killer, mysterious character, nobody believes, evil force, murder, deadly, danger, high school, urban legend, alter ego, memories ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Seoul Station (2016)
Genre: Animation, Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Suk-gyu is desperately looking for his runaway daughter. He spares neither money nor effort and after a while his search leads to results. One of his contacts claims to have found the girl. But joy is replaced by shock when he finds out that she ...
Style: apocalyptic, suspense, tense, suspenseful, bloody ...
Plot: apocalypse, death threat, murder, subway, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, violence, father daughter relationship, death, zombie outbreak, zombie, zombie apocalypse, danger ...
Time: 21st century
Place: seoul, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Golgo 13: Queen Bee (1998)
Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 57 min.
Story: Based on Takao Saito's graphic novel, Golgo 13 is Japan's most celebrated and notorious assassin, and a man as adept with a rifle as he is with the ladies. He meets his match here in Queen Bee, the leader of a South American liberation ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, vengeance, femme fatale, mysterious character, terrorism, track down, violence spree, chase, rivalry, life is a bitch, dishonesty, criminal heroes ...
Place: asia, japan, venezuela
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Mars. Days before Halloween 2071. Villains blow up a tanker truck on Highway One, releasing a deadly virus that kills hundreds. Fearing a bigger, even more devastating biochemical attack, an astronomical reward is offered for the arrest and capture ...
Style: atmospheric, witty, surreal, exciting, neo noir ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: chase, terrorism, danger, mars, bounty hunter, good versus evil, anti hero, martial arts, outer space, anti heroes, vengeance, partners ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Scanner Darkly (2006)
Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An undercover cop in a not-too-distant future becomes involved with a dangerous new drug and begins to lose his own identity as a result.
Style: psychedelic, neo noir, psychological, surreal, stylized ...
Plot: drug abuse, losing-it hero, undercover, disorder, addiction, society, fighting crime, law enforcement, future dystopia, surveillance, schizophrenia, hallucination ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: california, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.4
 2K
Film Noir (2007)
Genre: Animation, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA, Serbia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Private detective Sam Ruben's clever plan falls apart with the onset of amnesia. Everyone is trying to kill him and he doesn't know why. The classic film noir milieu now comes to you in the form of an animated feature.
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: private detective, amnesia, mystery, deadly, rivalry, crimes, dishonesty, strong sexual content, violence, memory loss, crime, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: las vegas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Psychic Detective Yakumo (2010)
Genre: Animation, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: In order to help a friend possessed by a spirit, Ozawa Haruka knocks on the door of her university's movie research association. There she meets Saitou Yakumo, a rude, unkempt young man with a red left eye, who is said to have spiritual powers. ...
Style: serious, mind bending, suspenseful, stylized, captivating ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, supernatural ability, investigation, mysterious place, mysterious character, danger, crimes, deadly, college, college life, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Death Note Relight 1: Visions of a God (2007)
Genre: Animation, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Yagami Light is an ace student with great prospects, who's bored out of his mind. One day he finds the "Death Note": a notebook from the realm of the Death Gods, with the power to kill people in any way he desires. With the Death Note ...
Style: psychological thriller, psychological, suspenseful, bleak, touching
Plot: death, mass murder, danger, fear, murder, tragic hero, supernatural ability, dark past, notebook, conspiracy, apple
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Patlabor: The Movie (1989)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A mysterious suicide and a series of unmanned robot run-aways sparks off a Police investigation into the suspicious software on-board thousands of industrial robots around Tokyo.
Style: futuristic, stylized, exciting, serious, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, robot, conspiracy, police, save the day, crimes, chaos, infected, weapon system, heroic mission, future dystopia, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Garden of Sinners - Chapter 1: Overlooking View (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 49 min.
Story: When an odd string of suicides begins to occur at a local high rise building, most of the townsfolk treat it as an unfortunate series of events. One girl, however, senses something more sinister at work - especially when a close friend of hers falls ...
Style: captivating, suspense, tense, psychological, neo noir ...
Plot: supernatural, investigation, paranormal phenomena, hospital, possessed human, surrealism, suicide, evil, serial killer, saving a life, escapades, danger ...
Time: year 1998, 1990s, 90s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 8.6
 22K
Monster (2004)
Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Kenzou Tenma, a Japanese brain surgeon in Germany, finds his life in utter turmoil after getting involved with a psychopath that was once a former patient.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, psychological ...
Plot: doctor, mastermind, moral dilemma, murder, hospital, protagonist as suspect, guilt, false accusation, track down, orphanage, police detective, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: germany, europe, czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.2
 8K
Blink (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Emma is an attractive girl in her 20s who has been blind for 20 years. A new type of eye operation partially restores her sight, but she is having problems: sometimes she doesn't "remember" what she's seen until later. One night ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, twist ending, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, blindness, crime, investigation, woman in danger, psychopath, stalking, police detective, female protagonist, strong female character, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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 7.6
 404
Golgo 13 (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Golgo 13 is not his real name. Then again, neither is Duke Togo, Tadashi Togo, or any number of the aliases he goes by. A man of mystery, not even the world’s most prominent intelligence agencies can determine who Golgo really is, or just where he ...
Style: exciting, suspense, captivating, twists and turns, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sniper, hitman, danger, crimes, tough heroes, murder, mission, assassination, attempted murder, terrorism, agent, mysterious death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.4
 1K
Boogie (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Mexico
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Based on the comic "Boogie, el aceitoso".In a city where crime rules the streets, Boogie shows up. only to make things brutally worse. A hired thug, with a blatant disregard for human life – especially those that are less fortunate, and ...
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: hitman, crimes, rivalry, gangsters, negotiation, violence, femme fatale, danger, murder, frame up, crime, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Mafia is rife in America where assassinations are a regular occurrence on the streets. Inferno, a mysterious company, is behind most of these dealings through the use of their near-invincible human weapon, "Phantom." One day, a Japanese ...
Style: serious, exciting, tense, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, crimes, memory loss, danger, teenage life, adventure, escapades, undercover, youth, assassination attempt, attempted murder, group of criminals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, mongolia, america, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Ichi the Killer: Episode 0 (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 46 min.
Story: A masochistic mobster meets his match in the dark streets of Tokyo. His nemesis, Ichi, is a psychopathic killer with an unrelenting thirst for bloodshed. A horrifying secret burns in his mind, and his hands deal death without mercy. At last, the ...
Style: disturbing, adult animation
Plot: psychopath, origin of hero, yakuza, fight, good versus evil, rage, murder, brutality, corruption, mental illness, beating, sadism ...
Place: tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Mardock Scramble: The First Compression (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 69 min.
Story: Rune Ballot is a down-and-out teen prostitute in Mardock City. One day, she's picked up by an ambitious casino manager named Shell who gives her everything she could want. Renewed by a false innocence, a false past, and now the false life Shell ...
Style: rough, exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, bleak ...
Plot: prostitute, starting over, vengeance, androids and robots, cyberpunk, crimes, artificial intelligence, woman in danger, deadly, heroes, rivalry, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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 5.5
 687
Kite Liberator (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 58 min.
Story: Years after the events that transpired in Kite, Sawa's whereabouts are a mystery. During this time, rumors of a new killer have begun to circulate the city. They call her the Angel of Death, an unfeeling assassin who eliminates her targets with ...
Style: rough, exciting, suspenseful, psychological, serious
Plot: vengeance, danger, deadly, haunted by the past, police detective, teenage life, hitman, law enforcement, girls with guns, serial killer, serial murder, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Garden of Sinners - Chapter 5: Paradox Spiral (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the middle of October 1998, Enjou Tomoe is attacked by bullies from his old school and saved by Ryougi Shiki. He asks her to hide him at her place and admits that he killed someone. Several days after the incident there are still no broadcasts ...
Style: disturbing, psychotronic, captivating, suspense, adult animation ...
Plot: supernatural, psychopath, paranoia, surrealism, murder, danger, teenage boy, sociopath, flash forward, disturbed individual, nightmare comes true, evil sorcerer ...
Place: big ben london, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part I: Beginnings (2012)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Madoka Kaname, an ordinary middle-schooler, along with her best friend Sayaka Miki, are offered the chance to have any wish they want granted by the mysterious Kyubey, and become magical girls and fight witches. However, fellow magical girl Homura ...
Style: dark fantasy, atmospheric, stylized, serious, psychological thriller ...
Plot: magic, wish come true, teenage girl, danger, magical girl, hopes, supernatural, parent child relationship, wizards and magicians, mother daughter relationship, foreshadowing, surrealism ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Ghost in the Shell Arise - Border 4: Ghost Stands Alone (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 59 min.
Story: The upcoming installment's story takes place amidst signs of postwar reconstruction in the winter of 2028. Tensions are rising in New Port City as demonstrations are held concerning the interests of foreign cartels. This leads to a shooting ...
Style: stylized, futuristic, dark, humorous, twists and turns ...
Plot: cyborgs, androids and robots, cyberpunk, imaginary, technology gone awry, law enforcement, mind game, rivalry, danger, government agency, uncover truth, chases and races ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade (1999)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A member of an elite paramilitary counter-terrorism unit becomes traumatized after witnessing the suicide bombing of a young girl and is forced to undergo retraining. However, unbeknownst to him, he becomes a key player in a dispute between rival ...
Style: bleak, stylized, serious, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, world war two, distopia, swat team, resistance fighter, little red riding hood, terrorism, suicide, deadly, life is a bitch, politics, society ...
Place: japan, tokyo, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Ghost in the Shell Arise - Border 2: Ghost Whispers (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 57 min.
Story: Freed of her responsibilities with the 501 Organization, Motoko Kusanagi must now learn how to take orders from Aramaki. Someone hacks the Logicomas, and Batou enlists the help of former army intelligence officer Ishikawa and former air artillery ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, stylized, serious, psychological ...
Plot: androids and robots, cyberpunk, terrorism, fighting crime, mind game, technology gone awry, imaginary, mystery, undercover, a.i., partners against crime, danger ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Ghost in the Shell (1995)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In the year 2029, the barriers of our world have been broken down by the net and by cybernetics, but this brings new vulnerability to humans in the form of brain-hacking. When a highly-wanted hacker known as 'The Puppetmaster' begins ...
Style: philosophical, futuristic, mind bending, exciting, atmospheric ...
Plot: cyberpunk, artificial intelligence, future dystopia, cyborgs, hacker, cyberspace, technology gone awry, policewoman, androids and robots, distopia, mind game, chase ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
11%