Movies like Perfect Blue

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

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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 psychological films with plots about danger, crimes, violence, murder, deadly, death and rivalry mostly in Animation, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Perfect Blue: Paprika (2006), Millennium Actress (2001), Paranoia Agent (2004), A Scanner Darkly (2006), Golgo 13: Queen Bee (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, psychological, psychedelic, atmospheric, twists and turns ...
Plot: surveillance, mental illness, hallucination, lucid dream, investigation, dreams, villain, deception, scientist, introspection, doctors and patients, psychiatrist ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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: touching, atmospheric, emotional, talky, tense ...
Plot: actor's life, female protagonist, lost love, love and romance, popularity, unfulfilled love, haunted by the past, retired, love story, samurai, actress, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 50s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.0
 12K
Paranoia Agent (2004)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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: stalking, investigation, who done it, murder, serial killer, mysterious character, partners against crime, mind game, law enforcement, monster, police detective, supernatural power ...
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
A Scanner Darkly (2006)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, 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, philosophical, surreal, twists and turns ...
Plot: drug abuse, cyberpunk, addiction, losing-it hero, disorder, surveillance, schizophrenia, society, fighting crime, undercover, hallucination, future dystopia ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: california, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (2004)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Mystery, 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, surreal, atmospheric, enigmatic, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cyberpunk, cyborgs, androids and robots, artificial intelligence, androids, investigation, crimes, robot, hacker, distopia, technology, good versus evil ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, sexy, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, vengeance, mysterious character, femme fatale, tough heroes, violence spree, chase, rivalry, terrorism, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, track down ...
Place: venezuela, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Boogiepop Never Laughs: Boogiepop Phantom (2000)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Horror, Mystery
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: scary, suspenseful, bleak, atmospheric, ecchi ...
Plot: supernatural, serial killer, mysterious character, murder, nobody believes, evil force, high school, psychology, alter ego, urban legend, memories, high school life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
When Marnie Was There (2014)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Upon being sent to live with relatives in the countryside due to an illness, an emotionally distant adolescent girl becomes obsessed with an abandoned mansion and infatuated with a girl who lives there - a girl who may or may not be real.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, atmospheric, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, teens, chick flick
Plot: friendship, childhood, self discovery, loneliness, countryside, dream, teenage life, adolescence, young girl, coming of age, imaginary friend, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, hokkaido, tokyo, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: ecchi, disturbing, manga, weird, underground film
Plot: freak, pedophile, child abuse, murder, illusion, body horror, circus, female nudity, jealousy, rape, quicksand, punishment ...
Time: 1920s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.7
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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: psychological, serious, captivating, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: doctor, mastermind, moral dilemma, murder, false accusation, guilt, protagonist as suspect, life is a bitch, track down, police detective, choice, society ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 80s, 70s ...
Place: germany, europe, czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: suspenseful, exciting, rough, futuristic, bleak ...
Plot: cyberpunk, prostitute, starting over, androids and robots, vengeance, artificial intelligence, crimes, heroes, woman in danger, rivalry, investigation, cyborgs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Shiki (2010)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Sotobamura is a small village with around 1300 residents; so small the village isn't even connected to a single highway. An isolated village in which old customs, such as the burial of the dead, are still practiced. One day, the bodies of three ...
Style: dark fantasy, scary, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: vampire, supernatural, murder, insanity, desperation, mass murder, good versus evil, panic, mysterious death, fear, paranormal phenomena, life after death ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 776
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: exciting, rough, suspenseful, psychological, bloody ...
Plot: serial killer, vengeance, haunted by the past, hitman, teenage life, law enforcement, police detective, serial murder, violence, dealing with death, crimes, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
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: neo noir, witty, atmospheric, futuristic, surreal ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mars, terrorism, martial arts, chase, bounty hunter, outer space, revenge, halloween, vengeance, space opera, terrorist, space travel ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, 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, tense, suspense, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: zombie, survival, zombie apocalypse, zombie outbreak, apocalypse, death threat, murder, violence, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, death, father daughter relationship, subway ...
Time: 21st century
Place: seoul, north korea
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75%
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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: adult animation, disturbing, tense, serious, surreal ...
Plot: cat, cartoon cat, animal sex, death, mad scientist, murder, electric torture, dismemberment, nightmare, investigation, strong violent content, serial killer ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
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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: tense, suspenseful, exciting, twist ending, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, blindness, psychopath, investigation, crimes, strong female character, police investigation, murder mystery, woman in danger, stalking, police detective ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Terror in Resonance (2014)
Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: In an alternate version of the present, Tokyo has been decimated by a shocking terrorist attack, and the only hint to the identity of the culprit is a bizarre video uploaded to the internet. The police, baffled by this cryptic clue, are powerless to ...
Style: psychological, touching, tragic ending, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: conspiracy, terrorism, orphan, hacker, terrorist bombing, childhood friend, tragic hero, human experiment, tragedy, terrorist, police, death of protagonist ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Ghost in the Shell 2.0 (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In the year 2029, Section 9, a group of cybernetically enhanced cops, are called in to investigate and stop a highly-wanted hacker known as 'The Puppetmaster'. Ghost in the Shell 2.0 is a reproduced version of its original 1995 ...
Style: exciting, atmospheric, suspenseful, rough, stylized ...
Plot: cyberpunk, androids and robots, female spy, anti heroine, cyberspace, future dystopia, cyborgs, woman fights a man, terrorism, hacker, mind game, uncover truth ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: mecha, stylized, futuristic, manga, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, robot, investigation, conspiracy, samurai, crimes, save the day, suicide, mentor, violent, violence, visceral ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, intense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, crimes, amnesia, memory loss, teenage life, assassination attempt, adventure, youth, escapades, group of criminals, attempted murder, organized crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, los angeles, las vegas, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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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, crimes, tough heroes, murder, mission, seduction, agent, chase, mysterious death, terrorism, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, atmospheric, mind bending, surreal, exciting ...
Plot: cyberpunk, artificial intelligence, androids and robots, future dystopia, distopia, hacker, policewoman, cyborgs, technology gone awry, female spy, cyberspace, female protagonist ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
12%
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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, stylized, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, investigation, supernatural ability, crimes, mysterious character, mysterious place, mystery, life is a bitch, college, uncover truth, student life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Afro Samurai: Resurrection (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Afro Samurai avenged his father and found a life of peace. But the legendary master is forced back into the game by a beautiful and deadly woman from his past. The sparks of violence dropped along Afro’s bloody path now burn out of control – and ...
Style: serious, stylized, surreal, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: samurai, vengeance, martial arts, master warrior, crimes, supernatural, adventure, mortal combat, violence, brutality, revenge, sword fight ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: twists and turns, bleak, tense, serious, dark fantasy ...
Plot: magical girl, surrealism, magic, strong female presence, wizards and magicians, supernatural, young heroes, teenage life, high school, female friendship, deal with the devil, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.3
 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, adult animation, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Plot: hitman, crimes, rivalry, gangsters, negotiation, femme fatale, violence, murder, frame up, criminal heroes, bloody violence, mafia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade (1999)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, 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, gloomy, heartbreaking, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, resistance fighter, distopia, swat team, resistance, political unrest, politics, world war two, double agent, little red riding hood, cyberpunk, suicide ...
Place: japan, tokyo, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Garden of Sinners: 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: psychotronic, disturbing, suspense, captivating, manga ...
Plot: supernatural, psychopath, surrealism, sociopath, paranoia, teenage boy, murder, flash forward, disturbed individual, nightmare comes true, plan, bloodbath ...
Place: london, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: stylized, suspenseful, exciting, serious, bleak ...
Plot: terrorism, rivalry, intrigue, mystery, dishonesty, state affairs, heroes, deadly, danger
Place: washington d.c., japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%