Movies like Perfect Blue

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 7.9
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Perfect Blue
Original name: パーフェクトブルー
Genre: Animation, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A retired pop singer turned actress' sense of reality is shaken when she is stalked by an obsessed fan and seemingly a ghost of her past.
Style: surreal, suspenseful, psychological, tense, atmospheric, twists and turns, serious, disturbing, mind bending, cerebral ...
Plot: obsession, murder, serial killer, insanity, violence, rape, stalking, surrealism, 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 ...
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
The Cure
Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Japan
111 min.
 7.4
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Most similar movies to Perfect Blue

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, disturbing, psychological and suspenseful films with plots about brutality, violence, visceral, obsession, dialogue, murder and death mostly in Mystery, Horror and Thriller genres. Some movies like Perfect Blue: Sisters (1972), Thesis (1996), The Stendhal Syndrome (1996), The Cure (1997), Paprika (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Sisters
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Inquisitive journalist Grace Collier is horrified when she witnesses her neighbor, fashion model Danielle Breton, violently murder a man. Panicking, she calls the police. But when the detective arrives at the scene and finds nothing amiss, Grace is ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, stylized, suspense ...
Plot: murder, mystery, insanity, twins, private detective, model, sisters, police investigation, voyeurism, hospital, obsession, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, tokyo, quebec
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 7.5
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Thesis
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 125 min.
Story: While doing a thesis about violence, Ángela finds a snuff video where a girl is tortured until death. Soon she discovers that the girl was a former student in her faculty...
Style: suspenseful, tense, disturbing, psychological, scary ...
Plot: murder, violence, mystery, investigation, serial killer, torture, hospital, strong sexual content, violent, psychology, twists & turns, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: spain, madrid
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System:   87%
    User:   100%
 
The Stendhal Syndrome
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A young policewoman slowly goes insane while tracking down an elusive serial rapist/killer through Italy when she herself becomes a victim of the brutal man's obsession.
Style: surreal, psychological, suspenseful, stylized, brutal ...
Plot: serial killer, art, gory, murder, sexual abuse, brutality, obsession, vengeance, memory loss, violence, insanity, rape ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: europe, florence, italy, rome italy
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System:   86%
    User:   82%
 
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 7.4
 8K
The Cure
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A wave of gruesome murders is sweeping Tokyo. The only connection is a bloody X carved into the neck of each of the victims. In each case, the murderer is found near the victim and remembers nothing of the crime. Detective Takabe and psychologist ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, psychological, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, murder, police investigation, mystery, insanity, mental illness, psychology, mysterious character, crime, amnesia, visceral ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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System:   85%
    User:   73%
 
 7.7
 57K
Paprika
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Crime, 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, stylized, psychological, twists and turns ...
Plot: dreams, mental illness, surveillance, guilt, surrealism, paranoia, alter ego, amateur detective, male nudity, imagination, investigation, storytelling ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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System:   84%
    User:   88%
 
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In the questionable town of Deer Meadow, Washington, FBI Agent Desmond inexplicably disappears while hunting for the man who murdered a teen girl. The killer is never apprehended, and, after experiencing dark visions and supernatural encounters, ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, disturbing, sexual, psychological ...
Plot: investigation, murder, small town, mystery, sexual abuse, surrealism, supernatural, incest, brutality, death, violence, serial killer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1989
Place: washington state, canada
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 7.3
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Ring
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A mysterious video has been linked to a number of deaths, and when an inquisitive journalist finds the tape and views it herself, she sets in motion a chain of events that puts her own life in danger.
Style: suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, tense, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, supernatural, obsession, ghost, television, paranoia, murder, psychology, mystery, family in danger, visceral, splatter ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 1950s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   80%
    User:   65%
 
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 5.9
 12K
The Canal
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Film archivist David and his wife are perfectly happy or so he believes. When a looming secret shatters their marriage at the same time as a turn-of-the-century film reel he is studying reveals their house to be the site of a 1902 multiple-murder, ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, sex, cheating, murder, infidelity, violence, adultery, ghost, police investigation, psychology, ghosts ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   78%
    User:   88%
 
 7.2
 17K
Shadow
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An American writer in Rome is stalked by a serial killer bent on harassing him while killing all people associated with his work on his latest book.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, tense, scary, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, gory, mystery, murder, investigation, obsession, crime, chase, slasher, death, blood, book ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, italy, rome italy, rhode island, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   77%
    User:   80%
 
A Tale of Two Sisters
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A recently released patient from a mental institution returns home with her sister, only to face disturbing events between her stepmother and the ghosts haunting their house- all of which are connected to a dark past in the family's history.
Style: atmospheric, tense, psychological, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: haunted house, mental illness, mystery, supernatural, guilt, insanity, death, mentally unstable, violence, brutality, psychology, blood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   76%
    User:   83%
 
Ju-on: The Curse
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 70 min.
Story: A teacher visits the house of one of his students after the boy goes missing, only to have a horrifying excuse for his absence from school.
Style: scary, atmospheric, tense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: haunted house, gory, murder, supernatural, ghost, blood, ghosts, storytelling, violent, vengeance, brutality, secrets ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   76%
    User:   80%
 
Goodnight Mommy
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Austria
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the heat of the summer lays a lonesome house in the countryside where nine year old twin brothers await their mother’s return. When she comes home, bandaged after cosmetic surgery, nothing is like before and the children start to doubt whether ...
Style: tense, disturbing, atmospheric, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: torture, mental illness, countryside, twins, isolation, plot twist, dysfunctional family, psychology, uncover truth, insanity, parents and children, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   75%
    User:   63%
 
Alice Sweet Alice
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Alice is a withdrawn 12-year-old who lives with her mother and her younger sister, Karen, who gets most of the attention from her mother, leaving Alice out of the spotlight. But when Karen is found brutally murdered in a church, suspicions start to ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, disturbing, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, slasher, gory, murder, investigation, mystery, brutality, catholicism, insanity, blood, death, guilt ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1961
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   73%
    User:   65%
 
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 25K
Deep Red
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A musician witnesses the murder of a famous psychic, and then teams up with a fiesty reporter to find the killer while evading attempts on their lives by the unseen killer bent on keeping a dark secret buried.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized, tense, surreal ...
Plot: serial killer, gory, murder, mystery, investigation, slasher, supernatural, brutality, insanity, violence, jazz, amateur detective ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, australia, lebanon, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   72%
    User:   70%
 
 6.5
 49K
Session 9
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tensions rise within an asbestos cleaning crew as they work in an abandoned mental hospital with a horrific past that seems to be coming back.
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, tense, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychology, supernatural, murder, mental institution, haunted house, ghost, insanity, mentally unstable, lobotomy, demons, serial killer, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   72%
    User:   71%
 
 7.0
 5K
The Other
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Chilling and eerie, this supernatural tale of good versus evil coils around twin brothers living with their grandmother in a sleepy rural area during the summer of 1935. After his grandmother encourages Niles to develop what seem to be psychic ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, scary, tense ...
Plot: mystery, murder, mental illness, death, twins, psychology, supernatural, splatter, unlikely criminals, visceral, blood, siblings relations ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: connecticut, europe, holland, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   72%
    User:   59%
 
 7.0
 10K
Gozu
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Minami mistakenly kills a gangster associate of his named Brother. Almost as soon as the murder takes place, the body of the deceased man is gone, prompting Minami to conduct a search. While looking, he finds a mysterious isolated hotel where he ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, dark humor, offbeat, serious ...
Plot: obsession, hotel, gangsters, surrealism, brutality, paranoia, insanity, death, male nudity, restaurant, visceral, gory ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   71%
    User:   67%
 
 7.1
 12K
Opera
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young opperata is stalked by a deranged fan bent on killing the people associated with her to claim her for himself.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, scary, serious, stylized ...
Plot: serial killer, gory, cult, slasher, murder, obsession, vengeance, supernatural, brutality, opera, violence, mysterious character ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   71%
    User:   74%
 
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 7.0
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Stir of Echoes
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After being hypnotized by his sister in law, Tom Witzky begins seeing haunting visions of a girl's ghost and a mystery begins to unfold around her.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, suspense, tense ...
Plot: supernatural, murder, haunted house, obsession, paranoia, afterlife, ghost, hypnosis, ghosts, supernatural ability, psychic, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   71%
    User:   65%
 
Black Christmas
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A sorority house is terrorized by a stranger who makes frightening phone calls and then murders the sorority sisters during Christmas break.
Style: suspenseful, scary, psychological, disturbing, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, gory, cult, murder, christmas, obsession, holiday, violence, police investigation, mental illness, halloween ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   70%
    User:   64%
 
The Midnight Meat Train
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The photographer Leon lives with his girlfriend and waitress Maya waiting for a chance to get in the photo business. When Maya contacts their friend Jurgis, he schedules a meeting for Leon with the successful owner of arts gallery Susan Hoff; she ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, psychological, serious, bloody ...
Plot: serial killer, gory, gore, blood, photographer, violence, cannibalism, murder, monster, obsession, splatter, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   70%
    User:   80%
 
 7.2
 57K
Manhunter
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: FBI Agent Will Graham, who retired after catching Hannibal Lecktor, returns to duty to engage in a risky cat-and-mouse game with Lecktor to capture a new killer.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, tense, suspense, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, crime, murder, neo noir, psychopath, violence, insanity, brutality, fbi, gunfight, stylish ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., florida, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   70%
    User:   66%
 
Ring 0: Birthday
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Taking place thirty years before the events of Ringu, Ringu 0 provides the shocking background story of how the girl on the video became a deadly, vengeful spirit.
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mystery, supernatural, murder, split personality, tragedy, supernatural ability, police investigation, curses spells and rituals, brutality, demons, haunted by the past, vengeance ...
Time: 20s, 50s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   70%
    User:   65%
 
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The Cat o' Nine Tails
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A reporter and a blind retired journalist try to solve a series of murders. The crimes are connected to experiments by a pharmaceutical company in secret research. The two end up becoming targets of the killer.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, atmospheric, stylized, suspense ...
Plot: mystery, serial killer, gory, investigation, chase, violence, murder, crime, blindness, insanity, splatter, blood ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   70%
    User:   73%
 
Dressed to Kill
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A mysterious, tall, blonde woman, wearing sunglasses murders one of a psychiatrist's patients, and now she's after the prostitute who witnessed it.
Style: suspenseful, sexual, clever, tense, psychological ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, violence, psychiatrist, manipulation, gory, guilt, crime, voyeurism, obsession, sex, sexuality ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   70%
    User:   70%
 
 7.3
 71K
Angel Heart
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The down-and-out private detective Harry Angel is ordered, by a mysterious man named Louis Cyphre, to go on a mission to find a missing person. His routine failure soon leads to a bloody spar with himself as Harry Angel goes on a supernatural ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, psychological, scary, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, mystery, investigation, gory, amnesia, blood, murder, devil, supernatural, voodoo, identity, neo noir ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1955, 1950s
Place: new orleans, new york, usa, southern usa, manhattan new york city ...
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System:   69%
    User:   62%
 
The Bird with the Crystal Plumage
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In Italy, the American writer Sam Dalmas witnesses an attempt of murder of the owner of an art gallery, a couple of days before his foreseen return to the United States of America. He decides to stay with his girlfriend Julia and help the police in ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, tense, psychological, twist ending ...
Plot: serial killer, mystery, investigation, crime, obsession, murder, psychopath, brutality, splatter, death, voyeurism, art ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   56%
 
 6.8
 136K
From Hell
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Frederick Abberline is an opium-huffing inspector from Scotland Yard who falls for one of Jack the Ripper's prostitute targets in this Hughes brothers adaption of a graphic novel that posits the Ripper's true identity.
Style: gothic, stylized, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, mystery, gory, police investigation, crime, murder, prostitution, insanity, corruption, conspiracy, violence, revenge ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 20th century, victorian era, 1880s
Place: london, england, scotland, europe, buckingham palace ...
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System:   68%
    User:   67%
 

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The Last Horror Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A serial killer uses a horror video rental to lure his next victim. What begins as a teen slasher transforms into a disturbing journey through the mind of Max Parry, a mild mannered wedding photographer with a taste for human flesh.
Style: psychological, dark humor, suspenseful, scary, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, obsession, violence, cannibalism, murder, brutality, police investigation, splatter, violent, torture, reality tv ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
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System:   68%
    User:   65%
 
When a Stranger Calls
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A psychopathic killer terrorizes a babysitter, then returns seven years later to menace her again.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, scary, atmospheric, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, gory, police investigation, obsession, murder, vengeance, private detective, mental institution, blood, investigation, mind game ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   54%
 
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