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Philosophy of a Knife (2008)
 4.5
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Philosophy of a Knife (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 266 min.
Story: The true history of Japanese Unit 731, from its beginnings in the 1930s to its demise in 1945, and the subsequent trials in Khabarovsk, USSR, of many of the Japanese doctors from Unit 731. The facts are told, and previously unknown evidence is revealed by an eyewitness to these events, former doctor and military translator, Anatoly Protasov.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, bleak, macabre, disturbing, captivating, suspenseful, suspense, sinister ...
Plot: extreme violence, tortured to death, torture, world war two, violence, human experiment, sadism, brutality, execution, death, experiment, violent death, cruelty, dehumanization, against humanity, mercilessness, atrocity, sadistic horror, radiation, war, survival, prison, military, soldier, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 40s, 30s
Place: japan, russia, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, rough and suspenseful films with plots about danger, blood, gory, violence, murder, death and deadly mostly in Horror, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Philosophy of a Knife: Men Behind the Sun (1988), Frontier(s) (2007), The Woman (2011), Nails (2003), Martyrs (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Men Behind the Sun (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, Horror, War
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The film is a graphic depiction of the war atrocities committed by the Japanese at Unit 731, the secret biological weapons experimentation unit of the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II. The film details the various cruel medical experiments ...
Style: disturbing, rough, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: dehumanization, sino japanese war, world war two, bio weapon, laboratory, soldier, experiment, experimenting, against humanity, concentration camp, life is a bitch, military ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: china, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.2
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Frontier(s) (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A gang of young thieves flee Paris during the violent aftermath of a political election, only to hole up at an Inn run by neo-Nazis.
Style: macabre, scary, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: cannibalism, psychopath, sadistic horror, torture, human monster, sadism, survival, cruelty, confined, strong violent content, violence, corpse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Maruta 3 ... Destroy all Evidence (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: During the shut down and destruction of the Japanese test camp Squadron 731 in Manchuria, a soldier becomes infected with a virus developed during the camp's testing and risks spreading it into Japan on the train ride home.
Style: rough, bleak, realistic, serious, banned film
Plot: against humanity, world war two, military, life is a bitch, war, survival, soldier, dehumanization, bio weapon, power relations, wartime life, laboratory ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: asia, china, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
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The Woman (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A lawyer puts his family in jeopardy when he captures the last member of a violent clan and tries to forcibly tame her.
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, twists and turns, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: torture, sadism, incestuous relationship, captivity, brutality, suffering, small town, mysterious character, unlikely criminals, confined, parents and children, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Maruta 2: Laboratory of the Devil (1992)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller, War
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the spring of 1945, Japan established a secret base, Unit 731 in Manchuria, where many innocent Chinese, Korean and Mongolian people were killed in grotesque experiments. An idealistic young doctor , Morishima, is horrified by the experiments ...
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, bleak, rough ...
Plot: world war two, prisoner, murder, doctor, dismemberment, decapitation, autopsy, cruelty, confined, war, rescue, soldier ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia, china
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Nails (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Russia
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A professional hit man retires to his colorless apartment but soon starts to suffer from horrible headaches and hears voices. In order to cure himself, he hammers a nail into his skull.
Style: surreal, serious, disturbing, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: hitman, addiction, life is a bitch, crimes, masochist, psychopath, self mutilation, murder, violence, kgb, cons and scams, future dystopia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Martyrs (2008)
Genre: Horror
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young woman's quest for revenge against the people who kidnapped and tormented her as a child leads her and a friend, who is also a victim of child abuse, on a terrifying journey into a living hell of depravity.
Style: disturbing, sinister, twist ending, rough, twists and turns ...
Plot: torture, child abuse, brutality, torment, cult, violence, torture chamber, kidnapping, afterlife, death, suffering, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, year 1971
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The Conqueror Worm (1968)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: England is torn in civil strife as the Royalists battle the Parliamentary Party for control. This conflict distracts people from rational thought and allows unscrupulous men to gain local power by exploiting village superstitions. One of these men ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: inquisition, witch hunt, soldier, vengeance, murder, crimes, clergy, religions or cults, witch, violence, rape, priest ...
Time: 17th century, 60s
Place: england, europe, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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American Mary (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young med student struggling with her tuition fees is drawn into the shady world of underground body modification.
Style: scary, rough, disturbing, sexy, brutal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: amputation, sexual perversion, rape, torture, brutality, plastic surgery, nightclub, physical appearance, surgery, student, doctors, stripper ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Wanda, the Wicked Warden (1977)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Switzerland, West Germany, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ilsa, now a vicious warden, runs a mental-hospital for young women.
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, erotic, rough ...
Plot: sexual abuse, prison, prison warden, voyeurism, sexploitation, women in prison, world war two, strong female presence, gays and lesbians, crimes, politics, confined ...
Place: latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6K
Martyrs (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A woman and her childhood friend seek out revenge on those who victimized and abused them.
Style: brutal, disturbing, bloody, suspense, tense ...
Plot: violent, torture, child abuse, sadistic horror, revenge, mutilation, home invasion, orphan, murder, sadism, electrocution, torment ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.1
 80K
Audition (1999)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan, South Korea
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: scary, tense, disturbing, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: sadism, femme fatale, torture, psychopath, sadistic horror, murder, ballet, mentally unstable, violence, perversion, obsession, actress ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS (1975)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ilsa is a warden at a Nazi death camp that conducts experiments on prisoners. Ilsa's goal is to prove that woman can withstand more pain and suffering than men and should be allowed to fight on the front lines
Style: erotic, rough, sexy, suspenseful, brutal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: female prisoner, sexploitation, sexual torture, captivity, sadism, rape, world war two, sexual abuse, soldier, women's prison, nazi experiment, prison life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Hostel: Part III (2011)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Set in Las Vegas, the film centers on a man who attends his best friend's bachelor party, unaware of an insidious agenda that plays into hunting humans.
Style: scary, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: sadism, kidnapping, torture, sadistic violence, murder, psychopath, survival, buddies, friends, escapades, confined, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Straight Into Darkness (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The movie encompasses several different elements-the perils of war, a touch of macabre, sadness and redemption.
Style: psychological, realistic, surreal, bleak, rough ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, military life, wartime life, battle zone, military, survival, against humanity, genocide, anti war, war, heroes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Seasoning House (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Seasoning House - where young girls are prostituted to the military. An orphaned deaf mute is enslaved to care for them. She moves between the walls and crawlspaces, planning her escape. Planning her ingenious and brutal revenge.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, bleak, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: strong violent content, rapist, confinement indoors, sexual abuse, kidnapping, prostitute, dehumanization, vengeance, escape attempt, revenge, life is a bitch, woman in danger ...
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The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence) (2011)
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Duration: 91 min.
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Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA, Czech Republic
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Three backpackers head to a Slovakian city that promises to meet their hedonistic expectations, with no idea of the hell that awaits them.
Style: slasher, scary, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: torture, psychopath, strong violent content, captivity, crimes, dismemberment, sadistic horror, serial murder, tourist, survival, torment, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 73 min.
Story: An unnamed doctor has always had everything he's ever wanted, but that has only made him develop more extreme and depraved needs. He kidnaps a young couple in the prime of their life together and forces them into a game of torment that slowly ...
Style: disturbing, rough, brutal, serious, scary ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Genre: Drama
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Style: bleak, erotic, psychological, macabre, rough ...
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Funhouse (2019)
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Duration: 106 min.
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Style: scary, twist ending, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic ...
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Kyung-chul is a dangerous psychopath who kills for pleasure. He has committed infernal serial murders in diabolic ways that one cannot even imagine and his victims range from young women to even children. The police have chased him for a long time, ...
Style: tense, psychological, rough, serious, unusual plot structure ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
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Visions of Suffering (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Demons cross the divide between the world of dreams and waking reality to capture a victim and drag him back to their nightmarish realm.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, surreal, disturbing ...
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Story: "Stalingrad" follows the progress of a German Platoon through the brutal fighting of the Battle of Stalingrad. After having half their number wiped out and after being placed under the command of a sadistic Captain, the Lieutenant of the ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, epic ...
Plot: world war two, war, nazism, soldier, german, survival, starvation, russian, battles, military life, military, wehrmacht ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1942, year 1943
Place: russia, europe, italy, germany, poland ...
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Live Feed (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Five young adults are about to find themselves in a fight for their lives, pitted against evil itself! While on vacation in a foreign city, one of the five makes a seemingly innocent albeit ignorant mistake and soon all of them will realize the cost ...
Style: bleak, scary, serious, rough, realistic ...
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Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Czech Republic
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Following a geographical tour of Slovakia, three young American women are lured into a hostel by a handsome young man who sells them to the twisted masters, ties them up and brings upon an unthinkable world of pain.
Style: slasher, disturbing, rough, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
In a Glass Cage (1986)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A Nazi doctor who had a fetish for young boys feels guilt after torturing and murdering his latest victim, and throws himself off a roof. Some years later, the doctor, confined to an iron lung, accepts as his nurse a boy who secretly witnessed that ...
Style: bleak, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, realistic ...
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Time: 80s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 3.1
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Dark Places (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Keri Walker is a drug-addicted prostitute who ends up killing her latest john in self-defense. She finds shelter at a place run by a couple who find pleasure in others' pain. The haven house turns into a hell house and Keri must do whatever she ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, surreal ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Kichiku: Banquet of the Beasts (1997)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: While the leader is in jail, his leftist group is controlled by his girlfriend, but her leadership lacks conviction and perspective. When the leader commits suicide in prison, despair and confusion rule the group and revenge and violence erupts in ...
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