Movies like Perfect Blue

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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.
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, 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 ...
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 about brutality, murder, dialogue, obsession, twists & turns, violence and crimes 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.
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:   95%
    User:   100%
 
 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:   88%
    User:   86%
 
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 7.3
 56K
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:   85%
    User:   79%
 
 7.2
 62K
Audition
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: surreal, disturbing, suspenseful, tense, scary ...
Plot: gory, murder, torture, violence, loneliness, obsession, femme fatale, surrealism, blood, paranoia, visceral, brutality ...
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.
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:   82%
    User:   93%
 
 7.0
 12K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   77%
    User:   77%
 
 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, serious, offbeat ...
Plot: obsession, hotel, gangsters, surrealism, brutality, paranoia, insanity, death, male nudity, restaurant, visceral, gory ...
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.
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   53%
 
Dressed to Kill
Genre: Crime, 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, chase, identity ...
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.
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, 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.
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:   63%
    User:   56%
 
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, suspenseful ...
Plot: haunted house, gory, murder, supernatural, ghost, blood, ghosts, storytelling, violent, vengeance, brutality, secrets ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   60%
 
 7.3
 14K
Nightwatch
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In order to finance his law studies, Martin starts as a night watchman in a mortuary. When the victims of a serial killer of prostitutes are deposited there, scary things begin to happen. Therefore and because of a strange bet with his fellow ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, scary, tense, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, male nudity, stylish, visceral, twists & turns, mystery, murder mystery, police investigation, psychology, greed, paranoid ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   65%
 
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   58%
 
The Boston Strangler
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Boston is being terrorized by a series of seemingly random murders of women. Based on the true story, the film follows the investigators path through several leads before introducing the Strangler as a character. It is seen almost exclusively from ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, crime, murder, police investigation, hospital, mystery, mental illness, chase, psychiatry, pornography, psychology ...
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.
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, 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.
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, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, crime, murder, neo noir, psychopath, violence, insanity, brutality, fbi, gunfight, stylish ...
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.
Story: A famous fashion photographer develops a disturbing ability to see through the eyes of a killer.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, disturbing, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, mystery, gory, police investigation, photographer, supernatural, murder mystery, murder, violence, fashion, chase, disco ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   60%
 
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The Cat o' Nine Tails
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 90 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:   50%
    User:   51%
 
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:   49%
    User:   44%
 
 6.5
 48K
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:   48%
    User:   47%
 
Three... Extremes
Genre: Horror
Country: Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea
Duration: 118 min.
Story: “Three” is an anthology of three horror shorts from three different Asian countries.In "Dumplings" an aging actress wishing to reclaim her youth goes to a woman who makes dumplings that supposedly have regenerative properties; however, ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Plot: gory, cannibalism, vengeance, murder, torture, blood, guilt, splatter, storytelling, visceral, brutality, violent ...
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.
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:   43%
    User:   40%
 
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Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade
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: stylized, bleak, serious, dark, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: violence, tragedy, dark hero, terrorism, storytelling, violent, twists & turns, future dystopia, alternate reality, brutality, secrets, firefly ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   39%
 
 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:   42%
    User:   44%
 
 7.7
 317K
The Machinist
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Machinist is the story of Trevor Reznik, a lathe-operator who is dying of insomnia. In a machine shop, occupational hazards are bad enough under normal circumstances; yet for Trevor the risks are compounded by fatigue. Trevor has lost the ...
Style: psychological, stylized, surreal, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: mystery, obsession, paranoia, guilt, insomnia, memory, torment, psychology, plot twist, paranoid, insanity, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   36%
 
 6.0
 12K
Raising Cain
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When neighborhood kids begin vanishing, Jenny suspects her child psychologist husband, Carter, may be resuming the deranged experiments his father performed on Carter when he was young. Now, it falls to Jenny to unravel the mystery. And as more ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, scary, tense, clever ...
Plot: obsession, kidnapping, serial killer, psychology, murder, mentally unstable, adultery, hospital, twists & turns, sex, parents and children, surveillance ...
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.
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:   41%
    User:   41%
 

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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:   41%
    User:   48%
 
 8.4
 430K
Oldboy
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 120 min.
Story: With no clue how he came to be imprisoned, drugged and tortured for 15 years, a desperate businessman seeks revenge on his captors.
Style: dark humor, atmospheric, bleak, stylized, disturbing ...
Plot: revenge, vengeance, incest, gory, loneliness, torture, violence, neo noir, kidnapping, guilt, insanity, mind game ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003, 20th century, 2000s
Place: korea, asia, south korea, hong kong, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   41%
 
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