Movies like Perfect Blue

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Perfect Blue (1997)
 8.0
 46K
Perfect Blue (1997)
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: psychological, tense, suspenseful, surreal, atmospheric, scary, realistic, twists and turns, intense, suspense ...
Plot: stalking, split personality, obsession, singer, murder, tv show, mind game, actress, serial killer, crimes, mentally unstable, dangerous attraction, actor's life, psychopath, danger, media, losing-it hero, unfulfillment, rising to stardom, woman in danger, delusion, fame, performance, sexual activity, starlet ...
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, psychological and stylized films with plots about danger, deadly, violence, crimes, brutality, death and murder mostly in Animation, Thriller and Horror genres. Some movies like Perfect Blue: Paprika (2006), Paranoia Agent (2004), Millennium Actress (2001), Fear(s) of the Dark (2007), When They Cry (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.7
 62K
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, twists and turns, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: surveillance, investigation, villain, mental illness, deception, dreams, scientist, research, psychiatrist, doctors and patients, introspection, human nature ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, cult film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cyberpunk, investigation, androids and robots, philosophy, cyborgs, undercover, escapades, imaginary, danger, computers and web, loss of partner, crimes ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Paranoia Agent (2004)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
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, disturbing, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: investigation, who done it, stalking, murder, partners against crime, monster, danger, mysterious character, deadly, mind game, police detective, serial killer ...
Place: asia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Boogiepop Never Laughs: Boogiepop Phantom (2000)
Genre: Animation, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 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: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, bleak, serious ...
Plot: supernatural, serial killer, mysterious character, murder, evil force, deadly, nobody believes, danger, high school, ghost, terrorizing, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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: serious, touching, talky, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: actor's life, actress, love and romance, popularity, haunted by the past, unfulfilled love, retired, female protagonist, lost love, film within a film, mother daughter relationship, interview ...
Time: 20th century, victorian era, 2000s, 1960s, 1950s ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: atmospheric, suspenseful, surreal, serious, bleak ...
Plot: nightmare, nightmare comes true, dangerous animal, danger, cowardliness, couples, dangerous attraction, fear, monster, ghost, friendship, dog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: mind bending, psychological, serious, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, village, torture, under the surface, psychopath, psychic, danger, fear, split personality, student, crimes, disappearance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
 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, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, cat, investigation, computer, death, danger, who done it, escapades, mystery, crimes, serial killer, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Seoul Station (2016)
Genre: Animation, Horror, 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: suspense, tense, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: zombie outbreak, apocalypse, death threat, murder, father daughter relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, death, violence, subway, zombie, danger, survival ...
Time: 21st century
Place: seoul, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.3
 6K
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: psychological, surreal, suspenseful, atmospheric, humorous ...
Plot: baby, parents and children, couple relations, childless couple, surrealism, secret, monster, killer child, absurdism, body horror, tree, obsession ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: serious, suspenseful, captivating, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: supernatural ability, investigation, ghost, mysterious character, college, mystery, supernatural, friendship, danger, mysterious place, a vision, student life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
King of Thorn (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the seinen science fiction manga series by Iwahara Yuuji, serialised in Monthly Comic Beam.A mysterious virus, nicknamed Medusa, is spreading around Japan, turning its victims into stone. Given the impossibility of finding an immediate ...
Style: stylized, bleak, scary, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: twins, chaos, imaginary, danger, survival, supernatural, alien encounter, escapades, heroes, infected, adventure, mind control ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: little red riding hood, terrorism, danger, intrigue, society, beast, fairy, haunted by the past, rivalry, politics, political unrest, deadly ...
Place: japan, tokyo, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Someone's Watching Me! (1978)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A woman is being watched in her apartment by a stranger, who also calls and torments her. A cat-and-mouse game begins.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: stalking, obsession, family in danger, mentally unstable, psychopath, mind game, dangerous attraction, crimes, who done it, danger, woman in danger, serial killer ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.7
 2K
Shiki (2010)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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: scary, serious, offbeat, suspenseful
Plot: vampire, supernatural, deadly, village, dark fantasy, paranormal phenomena, good versus evil, imaginary, danger, life after death, zombie, mercy killing ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, psychological, surreal, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: drug abuse, undercover, losing-it hero, addiction, neo noir, law enforcement, fighting crime, future dystopia, surveillance, schizophrenia, split personality, unfulfillment ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: california, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Batman vs. Dracula (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Gotham City is terrorized not only by recent escapees Joker and Penguin, but by the original creature of the night, Dracula! Can Batman stop the ruthless vampire before he turns everyone in the city, including The Caped Crusader, Joker and Penguin, ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense, scary ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, pre-teens, horror for children
Plot: superhero, good versus evil, heroic mission, secret identity, danger, rivalry, crimes, tough heroes, deadly, fighting crime, supernatural, imaginary ...
Time: 2000s
Place: usa, transylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: surreal, suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: samurai, vengeance, martial arts, supernatural, adventure, mortal combat, imaginary, criminal's revenge, crimes, danger, violence, revenge ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 7.6
 14K
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, exciting, futuristic, enigmatic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: anthology, adventure, danger, imaginary, memories, escapades, steampunk, chaos, life is a bitch, space travel, outer space, poison gas ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Last Horror Movie (2003)
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, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, obsession, slasher, mind game, woman in danger, violence spree, split personality, vengeance, deadly, investigation, film within a film ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 8.1
 144K
Akira (1988)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Childhood friends Tetsuo and Kaneda are pulled into the post-apocalyptic underworld of Neo-Tokyo and forced to fight for their very survival. Kaneda is a bike gang leader, and Tetsuo is a member of a tough motorcycle crew who becomes involved in a ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, serious, cult film, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, military, motorcycle gang, experiment, protest, scientist, mutation, hallucinations, government, nihilism, nuclear holocaust, chaos ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.7
 2K
The Fan (1981)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A record store clerk is an obsessed fan of an actress of stage and screen (Lauren Bacall). However when his letters are rejected, the fan strikes out at the actresses friends, then at her.
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: obsession, murder, slasher, obsessed fan, stalking, actor's life, mentally unstable, woman in danger, crime, crimes, danger, price of fame ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, stylized, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: suicide, computers and web, computer, cyberpunk, double life, classmates, fictional reality, supernatural, ghost, teenage life, imaginary, young heroes ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Black Magic M-66 (1987)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 48 min.
Story: A freelance reporter stumbles on a desperate military operation. An army chopper has crashed and its cargo has been activated. Now there are two killer androids running loose in the wilderness and have the daughter of their inventor as their target. ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, futuristic, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: murder, crimes, adventure, a.i., chaos, supernatural, ghost, man versus machine, future dystopia, race against time, woman in danger, rescue ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Resident Evil: Damnation (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: U.S. federal agent Leon S. Kennedy sneaks into the "East Slavic Republic" to verify rumors that Bio-Organic Weapons (BOWs) are being used in the country's civil war, which the U.S. and Russia are making preparations to jointly ...
Style: scary, stylized, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, deadly creature, future dystopia, mutant, survival, battle zone, genetically altered, tough heroes, supernatural, bio weapon, deadly virus, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, future, 80s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 4.6
 43K
Psycho (1998)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Criminal on the run, Marion Crane takes refuge at the motel operated by Norman Bates - a troubled man whose victims encounter a grisly fate at the hands of his "mother." Marion soon becomes the next victim and her disappearance prompts ...
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: psychopath, murder, motel, split personality, psycho, stolen money, isolation, transvestism, secret, parents and children, eccentric family, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, vengeance, femme fatale, mysterious character, tough heroes, dishonesty, terrorism, chase, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, violence spree, track down ...
Place: asia, japan, venezuela
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, suspenseful, serious, scary, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, chaos, soldier, danger, monster, experiment gone awry, chases and races, genetically altered, supernatural, apocalypse, airport, infection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.6
 1K
Ghost Hunt (2006)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Ghost Hunt, originally titled Akuryō Series, is a light novel series written by Fuyumi Ono. It follows the adventures of the Shibuya Psychic Research Center as they investigate mysterious occurrences all over Japan with a team of other ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, mind bending, offbeat ...
Plot: ghost, mystery, afterlife, danger, supernatural, paranormal activity, supernatural ability, teenage life, clergy, grownups, monk, young people ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: stylized, suspenseful, exciting, psychological, serious ...
Plot: androids and robots, police investigation, undercover, tough law enforcer, a.i., uncover truth, imaginary, partners against crime, technology gone awry, mystery, terrorism, computers and web ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%