Movies like Perfect Blue

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Perfect Blue (1997)
 8.0
 55K
Perfect Blue (1997)
Original name: パーフェクトブルー
Genre: Animation, Crime, 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, twists and turns, atmospheric, scary, realistic, intense, suspense ...
Plot: stalking, obsession, singer, murder, tv show, mind game, actress, woman in danger, split personality, serial killer, crimes, mentally unstable, dangerous attraction, actor's life, psychopath, danger, media, losing-it hero, delusion, performance, fame, starlet, unfulfillment, rising to stardom, sexual activity ...
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, stylized and atmospheric films with plots about crimes, violence, danger, murder, death, vengeance and rivalry mostly in Animation, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Perfect Blue: Paprika (2006), Seoul Station (2016), Paranoia Agent (2004), Millennium Actress (2001), Felidae (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.7
 69K
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: atmospheric, surreal, twists and turns, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: surveillance, investigation, villain, mental illness, deception, fairy, dreams, scientist, research, introspection, human nature, psychiatrist ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, 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, adult animation ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cyborgs, cyberpunk, investigation, androids, androids and robots, crimes, society, imaginary, danger, fighting crime, escapades, undercover ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: apocalyptic, suspense, tense, captivating, bloody ...
Plot: apocalypse, death threat, murder, subway, death, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, father daughter relationship, violence, zombie outbreak, zombie, zombie apocalypse, danger ...
Time: 21st century
Place: seoul, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Paranoia Agent (2004)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Horror, Mystery
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, disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: stalking, investigation, who done it, murder, mysterious character, partners against crime, serial killer, danger, police detective, monster, deadly, mind game ...
Place: asia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, film within a film, popularity, love and romance, unfulfilled love, haunted by the past, retired, mother daughter relationship, lost love, interview, female protagonist ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 2000s ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: murder, cat, investigation, computer, death, cat fight, cartoon cat, strong violent content, mystery, serial killer, animal life, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Boogiepop Never Laughs: Boogiepop Phantom (2000)
Genre: Animation, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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: bleak, suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, serious ...
Plot: supernatural, serial killer, mysterious character, nobody believes, evil force, murder, danger, deadly, high school, doctors and patients, crimes, ghost ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, twists and turns ...
Plot: drug abuse, losing-it hero, addiction, undercover, neo noir, disorder, society, fighting crime, law enforcement, future dystopia, surveillance, schizophrenia ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: california, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A new vigilante, Batwoman, is wreaking havoc in Gotham City. The dynamic duo must discover her true identity.
Style: stylized, suspenseful, suspense, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: superhero, good versus evil, secret identity, revenge, adventure, fighting crime, heroic mission, danger, save the world, escapades, righting the wronged, supernatural ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, vengeance, femme fatale, mysterious character, track down, terrorism, violence spree, chase, rivalry, life is a bitch, dishonesty, criminal heroes ...
Place: asia, japan, venezuela
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: An old flame of Bruce Wayne's strolls into town, re-heating up the romance between the two. At the same time, a mass murderer with an axe for one hand begins systematically eliminating Gotham's crime bosses. Due to the person's dark ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, atmospheric, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, double life, vigilantism, good versus evil, millionaire, old love, secret identity, crimes, vengeance, killing off one by one, fighting crime, mysterious character ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, supernatural ability, investigation, mysterious place, mysterious character, danger, crimes, deadly, college life, student life, college ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, robot, conspiracy, police, save the day, crimes, technology gone awry, neo noir, computers and web, future dystopia, space travel, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Kara no Kyoukai: The Garden of Sinners - Overlooking View (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 49 min.
Story: When an odd string of suicides begins to occur at a local high rise building, most of the townsfolk treat it as an unfortunate series of events. One girl, however, senses something more sinister at work - especially when a close friend of hers falls ...
Style: captivating, suspense, tense, exciting, psychological ...
Plot: supernatural, investigation, paranormal phenomena, hospital, possessed human, surrealism, suicide, evil, serial killer, danger, escapades, saving a life ...
Time: year 1998, 1990s, 90s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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: atmospheric, witty, surreal, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: chase, terrorism, mars, danger, good versus evil, outer space, anti heroes, anti hero, martial arts, bounty hunter, vengeance, partners ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.5
 376
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, danger, crimes, tough heroes, murder, mission, attempted murder, assassination, mysterious death, agent, terrorism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, tense, exciting, intense, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, crimes, kidnapping, memory loss, danger, teenage life, assassination attempt, escapades, adventure, undercover, youth, group of criminals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, mongolia, america, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.4
 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, captivating, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: hitman, crimes, rivalry, gangsters, negotiation, femme fatale, violence, danger, murder, frame up, crime, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Batman: Under the Red Hood (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Batman faces his ultimate challenge as the mysterious Red Hood takes Gotham City by firestorm. One part vigilante, one part criminal kingpin, Red Hood begins cleaning up Gotham with the efficiency of Batman, but without following the same ethical ...
Style: comic, serious, exciting, intense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, mysterious character, danger, secret identity, vigilantism, crimes, vigilante, fighting crime, double life, mind game, organized crime, deadly ...
Place: bosnia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.2
 8K
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: suspenseful, tense, psychological, twists and turns, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, blindness, mind game, crime, crimes, investigation, woman in danger, deadly, stalking, psychopath, police detective ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Crime, Family, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan, Singapore
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Spinning off from the popular Professor Layton puzzle games, this movie brings Layton and his trusty assistant Luke to the big screen to allow fans to enjoy more of the same. At the beginning of the film Layton receives a letter from the famed opera ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: androids and robots, good versus evil, rivalry, supernatural ability, reincarnation, vengeance, danger, heroic mission, riddles and clues, fall in love, captivity, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 8.2
 15K
Psycho-Pass (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Psycho-Pass is a Japanese anime television series that takes place in the future where it is possible to instantaneously measure a person's mental state, personality, and the probability that a person will commit crimes with a device installed ...
Style: atmospheric, futuristic, serious, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: cyberpunk, graphic violence, police investigation, future dystopia, master criminal, human nature, mastermind, partners against crime, chase, society, crimes, criminal ...
Time: future, near future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.6
 642
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, serious
Plot: girls with guns, danger, vengeance, deadly, teenage life, police detective, hitman, haunted by the past, law enforcement, violence, serial killer, serial murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Ichi the Killer: Episode 0 (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 46 min.
Story: A masochistic mobster meets his match in the dark streets of Tokyo. His nemesis, Ichi, is a psychopathic killer with an unrelenting thirst for bloodshed. A horrifying secret burns in his mind, and his hands deal death without mercy. At last, the ...
Style: adult animation, disturbing
Plot: psychopath, origin of hero, good versus evil, violence, yakuza, pain, training, desperation, hysteria, cruelty, anti hero, nosebleed ...
Place: tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 8.0
 162K
Akira (1988)
Genre: Animation, Action, 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, cult film, serious, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, military, motorcycle gang, experiment, protest, mutation, government corruption, distopia, scientist, nuclear holocaust, save the world, hallucination ...
Time: future, 21st century, 80s, year 2019, 2010s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, rough, exciting, futuristic, bleak ...
Plot: prostitute, androids and robots, vengeance, starting over, cyberpunk, crimes, artificial intelligence, rivalry, heroes, woman in danger, deadly, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, world war two, distopia, swat team, little red riding hood, terrorism, suicide, political unrest, future dystopia, siblings relations, haunted by the past, life is a bitch ...
Place: japan, tokyo, poland, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (2000)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: The Joker is back with a vengeance, and Gotham's newest Dark Knight needs answers as he stands alone to face Gotham's most infamous Clown Prince of Crime.
Style: stylized, serious, suspenseful, exciting, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, good versus evil, heroes, crimes, secret identity, fighting crime, master villain, heroic mission, save the day, righting the wronged, future dystopia, millionaire ...
Time: 21st century, future, 2040s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: futuristic, mind bending, exciting, atmospheric, philosophical ...
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, artificial intelligence, hacker, androids and robots, policewoman, cyborgs, technology gone awry, mind game, chase, cyberspace, mind control ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
11%
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, serious, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: samurai, vengeance, martial arts, crimes, supernatural, adventure, mortal combat, imaginary, criminal's revenge, danger, violence, revenge ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%