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Philosophy of a Knife (2008)
 4.5
 1K
Philosophy of a Knife (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 249 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, biting, suspense ...
Plot: torture, extreme violence, world war two, violence, human experiment, sadism, brutality, execution, death, experiment, violent death, cruelty, dehumanization, tortured to death, against humanity, radiation, danger, mercilessness, atrocity, sadistic horror, war, prison, survival, military, confined ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 30s, 1930s
Place: japan, russia, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, rough, realistic and suspenseful films with plots about danger, gory, violence, deadly, blood, gore and murder mostly in Horror, Drama and War genres. Some movies like Philosophy of a Knife: Men Behind the Sun (1988), Frontier(s) (2007), Martyrs (2008), Nails (2003), The Woman (2011). 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: bio weapon, world war two, sino japanese war, dehumanization, laboratory, soldier, experiment, against humanity, concentration camp, experimenting, gory, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: china, japan, asia
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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, serious, realistic
Plot: against humanity, world war two, life is a bitch, wartime life, survival, military life, military base, laboratory, military, danger, soldier, war ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: asia, japan, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Maruta 2: Laboratory of the Devil (1992)
Genre: Drama, Horror, 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: disturbing, rough, bleak, controversial, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, murder, prisoner, blood, doctor, autopsy, cruelty, dismemberment, decapitation, gore, sino japanese war, survival ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: asia, japan, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.2
 25K
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, suspenseful, bleak, rough ...
Plot: cannibalism, psychopath, torture, sadistic horror, sadism, survival, human monster, cruelty, confined, strong violent content, violence, captivity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 7.1
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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, rough, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: torture, child abuse, violence, brutality, kidnapping, cult, torment, torture chamber, gory, suffering, afterlife, death ...
Time: contemporary, year 1971
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.4
 471
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: disturbing, suspenseful, surreal, serious, scary ...
Plot: hitman, addiction, deadly, crimes, danger, life is a bitch, psychopath, masochist, gory, self mutilation, murder, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.0
 22K
The Woman (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror
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, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: torture, incestuous relationship, sadism, brutality, suffering, captivity, misogynist, small town, mysterious character, confined, unlikely criminals, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Wanda, the Wicked Warden (1977)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Switzerland, West Germany, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ilsa, now a vicious warden, runs a mental-hospital for young women.
Style: sexy, sexual, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: women in prison, sexual abuse, prison, prison warden, sexploitation, gory, prison life, misfit, politics, rivalry, strong female presence, world war two ...
Place: latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sexual torture, captivity, sadism, necrophilia, world war two, sexual abuse, soldier, vengeance, sexploitation, rape, prison life, gory ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)
Genre: Drama, Horror, War
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Four corrupted fascist libertines round up 9 teenage boys and girls and subject them to 120 days of sadistic physical, mental and sexual torture.
Style: banned film, controversial, bleak, rough, erotic ...
Plot: sexual perversion, rape, sexual torture, perversion, sex, fascism, deviant sex, kidnapping, captivity, obsession, youth, pubic hair ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.7
 73K
Cabin Fever (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of five college graduates rent a cabin in the woods and begin to fall victim to a horrifying flesh-eating virus, which attracts the unwanted attention of the homicidal locals.
Style: suspense, rough, dark humor, scary, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: virus, survival, plague, danger, infected, illness, disease, gory, deadly, small town, deadly virus, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Conqueror Worm (1968)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Horror
Country: UK, USA
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: witch hunt, inquisition, soldier, vengeance, murder, religions or cults, crimes, clergy, danger, witch, violence, rape ...
Time: 17th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: england, europe, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.5
 3K
Carver (2008)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Based on true events
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, brutal, disturbing ...
Plot: torture, brutality, murder, psychopath, slasher, stalking, crimes, wilderness, friendship, maniac, sadism, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.9
 168K
Hostel (2005)
Genre: Horror
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: serious, suspenseful, scary, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: torture, slasher, gory, psychopath, danger, captivity, gore, crimes, deadly, survival, serial murder, dismemberment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: amsterdam, europe, slovakia, iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: realistic, surreal, psychological, bleak, rough ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, survival, against humanity, danger, military, battle zone, wartime life, military life, anti war, psychopath, battles ...
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.7
 6K
Grotesque (2009)
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, banned film, rough, brutal, serious ...
Plot: sexual abuse, torture, psychopath, captivity, brutality, sadism, mysterious character, gory, deadly, strong sexual content, held captive, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 3.5
 1K
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, rough, scary, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: confined, deadly, danger, gang, violence spree, gory, survival, vengeance, psychopath, crimes, slasher, mind game ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.2
 71K
Audition (1999)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
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, disturbing, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: femme fatale, torture, sadism, psychopath, murder, ballet, mentally unstable, gory, violence, perversion, obsession, telephone call ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 4.8
 2K
Offspring (2009)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Survivors of a feral flesh-eating clan are chowing their way through the locals. Amy Halbard and Claire Carey strive to survive their abduction by the cannibals and save their children. A subplot involving Claire's despicable husband, Steven, ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, scary, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cannibalism, survival, murder, isolation, captivity, confined, danger, deadly, nudity (full frontal - brief), small town, sadism, child in peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, surreal, scary, serious
Plot: vampire, danger, supernatural ability, imaginary, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, alien encounter, gory, deadly, stalking, surrealism, hallucination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 3.3
 189
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary ...
Plot: prostitute, life is a bitch, drug abuse, addiction, deadly, crimes, danger, sexual relations, gory, couples, murder, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: psychological, bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: pedophile, war criminal, sadism, serial killer, murder, torture, insanity, sexual abuse, haunted by the past, obsession, mind game, psychopath ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, serious, realistic, cult film
Plot: gory, strong sexual content, graphic violence, vengeance, prison, sexual relations, political unrest, prison life, gang, criminal heroes, juvenile delinquency, profanity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
 7.5
 30K
Stalingrad (1993)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 134 min.
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: epic, rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: world war two, war, holocaust, nazism, military, soldier, german, starvation, politics, survival, russian, genocide ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1943
Place: russia, europe, italy, germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Orphan Killer (2011)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The Orphan Killer is a tour de force murder flick that defies classification. It goes far beyond current trends in gore and breaks open a new suffering genre of horror. Marcus Miller is a serial murderer hellbent on teaching his estranged sister ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, dark ...
Plot: psychopath, murder, danger, vengeance, siblings relations, serial killer, orphan, deadly, haunted by the past, crimes, family relations, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The House with 100 Eyes (2013)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Ed and Susan might seem to be a normal, suburban American couple, but they’ve got a horrifying secret: They create and sell snuff films in their inescapable deathtrap of a home. When Ed decides to create the world’s first ‘triple feature’ ...
Style: dark, psychological, rough, sadistic, dark humor
Plot: sadist, torture chamber, violence, trap, fear, torment, mercilessness, cruelty, female psychopath, brutality, danger, psychopath ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.0
 251
Black Rat (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Six classmates receive an e-mail from Asuka, who they thought had committed suicide, asking them to meet up later that night. But when a person wearing a bloody rat mask surprises them and begins a ferocious attack, the students realize that someone ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: vengeance, suicide, deadly, crimes, rivalry, youth, slasher, school, high school, survival, danger, masked killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.3
 22K
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, disturbing, rough, sexy, brutal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: amputation, torture, plastic surgery, rape, gory, physical appearance, nightclub, stripper, twins, brutality, doctors, student ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.2
 6K
Raze (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After Sabrina is abducted, she finds herself in an underground lair, forced to do battle with other innocent women for the amusement of unseen spectators. Each of these reluctant warriors has something to lose, but only one will remain when the game ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: woman in danger, against the odds, confined, captivity, isolation, violence spree, life is a bitch, deadly, survival, extortion, women fight, brutality ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.1
 6K
Blood Feast (1963)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 67 min.
Story: In the sleepy suburbs of Miami, seemingly normal Egyptian immigrant Fuad Ramses (Mal Arnold) runs a successful catering business. He also murders young women and plans to use their body parts to revive the goddess Ishtar. The insane Ramses ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, macabre ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, slasher, psychopath, zombie, gory, supernatural, woman in danger, good versus evil, supernatural ability, deadly, danger ...
Time: 60s, 80s
Place: miami, florida, usa, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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