Movies like Perfect Blue

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Perfect Blue (1997)
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Perfect Blue (1997)
Original name: PERFECT BLUE
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: suspenseful, surreal, psychological, tense, twists and turns, serious, mind bending, realistic, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: singer, stalking, split personality, obsession, murder, tv show, actress, mind game, fan, mentally unstable, career, female protagonist, serial killer, woman in danger, danger, mystery, media, actor's life, losing-it hero, rising to stardom, computers and web, ambition, insanity, violence, unfulfillment ...
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 serious, suspenseful, stylized and atmospheric films with plots about danger, violence, imaginary, deadly, death, brutality and rivalry mostly in Animation, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Perfect Blue: Paprika (2006), Paranoia Agent (2004), Blood: The Last Vampire (2000), Millennium Actress (2001), Corpse Party: Tortured Souls (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Boogiepop Never Laughs: Boogiepop Phantom (2000)
Genre: Animation, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 288 min.
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: serious, atmospheric, bleak, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, gory, ghost, murder, danger, high school, deadly, supernatural, mysterious character, doctors and patients, crimes, nobody believes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: asia, japan
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95%
 7.7
 57K
Paprika (2006)
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, serious ...
Plot: fairy, dream, investigation, surveillance, mermaid, guilt, betrayal, missing person, advertising, abuse, suicide, jealousy ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
Paranoia Agent (2004)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
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: suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, bleak, scary ...
Plot: mysterious character, partners against crime, fighting crime, investigation, murder, mystery, police investigation, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, serial killer, mind game ...
Place: asia, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Blood: The Last Vampire (2000)
Genre: Animation, Action, Horror
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 48 min.
Story: In Japan, the vampire-hunter Saya, who is a powerful original, is sent by her liaison with the government, David, posed as a teenage student to the Yokota High School on the eve of Halloween to hunt down vampires. Saya asks David to give a new ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, military base, jeep, vietnam war, gory, supernatural, danger, deadly, heroes, imaginary, rivalry, good versus evil ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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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: stylized, serious, realistic, gloomy, offbeat ...
Plot: actor's life, actress, haunted by the past, artists and showbiz, love and romance, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, longing, lovers apart, videotaping, director, retired ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1960s, 1950s, 1940s ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (2004)
Genre: Animation, 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, stylized, serious, suspenseful, philosophical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cyberpunk, investigation, androids and robots, uncover truth, computers and web, good versus evil, crimes, danger, escapades, imaginary, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan, hong kong, asia, battleship, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Corpse Party: Tortured Souls (2013)
Genre: Animation, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 29 min.
Story: Heavenly Host Elementary School is a legendary elementary school for ghost stories due to its mysterious past. It was torn down following the murders and disappearances of several of its staff and students and now another school called Kisaragi ...
Style: offbeat, serious, scary, dark, sadistic ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, gore, death, blood, danger, school, survival, demon, mystery, youth, young heroes ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.2
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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: serious, offbeat, surreal, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, cat, investigation, death, computer, serial killer, strong sexual content, extreme violence, crimes, deadly, private detective, mystery ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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: stylized, bleak, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: little red riding hood, terrorism, future dystopia, resistance, suicide mission, terror, resistance fighter, social issues, politician, danger, deadly, intrigue ...
Place: japan, tokyo, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: psychological, psychedelic, surreal, stylized, bleak ...
Plot: undercover, drug abuse, surveillance, addiction, neo noir, working undercover, future dystopia, life is a bitch, losing-it hero, fighting crime, law enforcement, society ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: california, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Serial Experiments Lain (1998)
Genre: Animation, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 316 min.
Story: Strange events begin to occur as a withdrawn girl named Lain becomes obsessed with interconnected virtual realm of "The Wired".
Style: psychological, surreal, atmospheric, serious, bleak ...
Plot: computers and web, computer, suicide, young heroes, cyberpunk, artificial intelligence, amnesia, dementia, psychoanalysis, urban, heroes, imaginary ...
Time: future
Place: asia, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Fear(s) of the Dark (2007)
Genre: Animation, Horror, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Several scary black-and-white animated segments in different styles appeal to our fear(s) of the dark.
Style: serious, atmospheric, epic, bleak, tense ...
Plot: nightmare, danger, bullying, cowardliness, dangerous animal, dangerous attraction, couples, nightmare comes true, friendship, dog, snow, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.6
 13K
Memories (1995)
Genre: Animation, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In this anime trilogy, a salvage ship crew happens upon a haunted vessel in Magnetic Rose; a cold tablet turns a lab worker into a biological weapon in Stink Bomb; and an urban populace carries on an endless war with an unseen foe in Cannon Fodder. ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, stylized, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: steampunk, anthology, laboratory, androids and robots, ship, ghost, haunted by the past, save the world, future dystopia, heroic mission, space travel, adventure ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.7
 7K
Another (2012)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 300 min.
Story: When Kouichi Sasakibara transfers to his new school, he can sense something frightening in the atmosphere of his new class, a secret none of them will talk about. At the center is the beautiful girl Mei Misaki. Kouichi is immediately drawn to her ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, offbeat, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: classmates, teenage life, mysterious character, school, hospital, junior high school, ghost, student life, eye patch, dead, dark fantasy, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1998, 1990s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.4
 5K
Greedy Guts (2000)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic, UK, Japan
Duration: 132 min.
Story: When a childless couple learn that they cannot have children, it causes great distress. To ease his wife's pain, the man finds a piece of root in the backyard and chops it and varnishes it into the shape of a child. However the woman takes the ...
Style: surreal, psychological, atmospheric, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: baby, mischievous children, parents and children, childless couple, love and romance, youth, couples, family relations, babies and infants, couple relations, disorder, surrealism ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Blood Prison (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After his capture for attempted assassination of the Raikage, leader of Kumogakure, as well as killing Jōnin from Kirigakure and Iwagakure, Naruto is imprisoned in Hōzukijou: A criminal containment facility known as the Blood Prison. Mui, the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: master warrior, prison, village, frame up, heroes, rivalry, supernatural ability, assassination, uninhibited rivalry, chaos and mayhem, prison life, village life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: robot, police, save the day, investigation, fighting the system, neo noir, mecha, a.i., master villain, fighting crime, adventure, man versus machine ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.9
 30K
Ninja Scroll (1993)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jubei is a masterless ninja who travels the land alone, hiring his services to those with gold... or a worthy cause. His fearsome abilities have served him well, but a hideous plot to overthrow the government threatens to end his wandering ways and ...
Style: epic, exciting, stylized, serious, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, master warrior, ninja, violence, supernatural, demon, good versus evil, vengeance, megalomaniac, gold, duel ...
Time: middle ages
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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, suspenseful, futuristic, serious, exciting ...
Plot: police investigation, a.i., cyberpunk, special agents, uncover truth, mystery, chases and races, imaginary, law enforcement, androids and robots, government agency, tough law enforcer ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
When They Cry (2006)
Genre: Animation, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: After moving into the quiet town of Hinamizawa, Maebara Keiichi spends his days blissfully in school often playing games with his local friends. However, appearances can be deceiving. One fateful day, Keiichi stumbles upon news of a murder that had ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, scary, mind bending ...
Plot: psychic, village, danger, murder, torture, fear, psychopath, under the surface, mass murder, psycho killer, traumatic experience, psychic power ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: dungeon, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.2
 2K
X (1996)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story takes place in 1999, the Year of Destiny, and the beginning of the end of the world. The future of the universe rests on one young man, Kamui Shiro, who must destroy either the Dragons of Earth or the Dragons of Heaven - two opposing ...
Style: stylized, serious, futuristic, suspenseful
Plot: apocalypse, good versus evil, destiny, master villain, save the world, future dystopia, heroic mission, adventure, danger, escapades, heroes, imaginary ...
Time: future
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (2000)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Western
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: D has been hired to track down Meier Link, a notoriously powerful vampire who has abducted a woman, Charlotte Elbourne. D's orders are strict - find Charlotte, at any cost. For the first time, D faces serious competition. The Markus Brothers, a ...
Style: gothic, stylized, serious, gloomy, atmospheric ...
Plot: vampire, immortality, bounty hunter, kidnapping, master warrior, gory, race against time, rescue, werewolf, mercenary, adventure, danger ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Psychic Detective Yakumo (2010)
Genre: Animation, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
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: stylized, serious, suspenseful, mind bending
Plot: supernatural, ghost, college, supernatural ability, mystery, uncover truth, college life, life is a bitch, mysterious character, investigation, student life, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Blood-C The Last Dark (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Tokyo, Winter. Despite the use of the Youth Ordinance Bill to enforce curfews for minors and regulate the use of the Internet, young people continue to fight for their own freedom through underground methods. One such group calls themselves Surat. ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful
Plot: gory, vengeance, imaginary, rivalry, urban, supernatural, deadly creature, master villain, uncover truth, computers and web, fighting the system, good versus evil ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Resident Evil: Degeneration (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A zombie attack brings chaos to Harvardville Airport. Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield , who fought the sinister Umbrella Corporation during the Raccoon City tragedy 7 years ago, are back. In high-octane Resident Evil style, they're ready to ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, scary, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, chaos, soldier, danger, monster, heroes, chaos and mayhem, experiment gone awry, chases and races, supernatural, genetically altered, apocalypse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth (1997)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Originally a collection of clips from the Neon Genesis Evangelion TV series, Death was created as a precursor to the re-worked ending of the series. Rebirth was intended as that re-worked ending, but after production overruns Rebirth became only the ...
Style: psychological, stylized, futuristic, serious, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: evil alien, androids and robots, giant robot, surrealism, high school, apocalypse, mecha, master villain, save the world, adventure, future dystopia, heroic mission ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Eden of the East the Movie II: Paradise Lost (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Accused of terrorism and feeling the heat, Saki's high-tech crew is in the crosshairs. Meanwhile, the shroud of mystery covering Takizawa is lifted as he and his fellow Selecao make their final moves. Every game must come to an end. For those ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, bleak ...
Plot: intrigue, mystery, terrorism, danger, deadly, dishonesty, heroes, rivalry, state affairs
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part III: Rebellion (2013)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Following Madoka's rewriting of the universe, sacrificing herself and her happy normal days to save all magical girls from the cruel fate that awaited them by wiping witches out of existence, the despair still manifest into creatures known as ...
Style: bleak, serious, twists and turns, emotional, stylized ...
Plot: magical girl, surrealism, young heroes, destiny, dark fantasy, girls with guns, magic, high school, female friendship, imaginary kingdom, teenage life, wish come true ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.4
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Blood-C (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Story: Blood-C focuses on Saya Kisaragi, an outwardly normal girl who serves as the shrine maiden to a country town; in reality, she is a skilled swordswoman charged by her father to defeat Elder Bairns, monsters who feed on human blood. As her battles ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, stylized, suspenseful, surprise ending
Plot: supernatural, blood, violence, high school, deadly, gory, village, imaginary, small town, rivalry, deadly creature, young heroes ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Resident Evil: Vendetta (2017)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: BSAA Chris Redfield enlists the help of government agent Leon S. Kennedy and Professor Rebecca Chambers from Alexander Institute of Biotechnology to stop a death merchant with a vengeance from spreading a deadly virus in New York.
Style: macabre, suspense, tense, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: zombie, violence, virus, danger, imaginary, blood, good versus evil, conspiracy, fight scenes, weapons
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%