Movies like Philosophy of a Knife

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Philosophy of a Knife (2008)
 4.8
 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, disturbing, bleak, suspenseful, captivating, macabre, epic, sinister
Plot: torture, radiation, moral dilemma, gory, war, military life, prison life, prison, against humanity, military, life is a bitch, soldier, against the rules, survival, wartime life, confined, danger, deadly, bio weapon, translator, hell, violence, death, female nudity, illness ...
Time: 30s, 40s
Place: japan, asia, russia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, disturbing and suspenseful films with plots about danger, blood, gory, murder, deadly, violence and gore mostly in Horror, Drama and War genres. Some movies like Philosophy of a Knife: Men Behind the Sun (1988), Nails (2003), Frontier(s) (2007), The Human Centipede II (2011), Visions of Suffering (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Maruta 2: Laboratory of the Devil (1992)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Thriller, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
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: rough, serious, realistic, disturbing, bleak
Plot: doctor, cruelty, autopsy, dismemberment, decapitation, prisoner, murder, gore, blood, captivity, gory, prison life ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: asia, china, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: serious, rough, realistic, disturbing, bleak
Plot: laboratory, soldier, dehumanization, captivity, gory, war, prison life, mass murder, experiment, concentration camp, against humanity, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: china, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 5.7
 422
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: serious, scary, disturbing, surreal, realistic ...
Plot: hitman, gory, crimes, psychopath, masochist, deadly, life is a bitch, addiction, cons and scams, future dystopia, danger, kgb ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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, serious, bleak, realistic
Plot: against humanity, gory, danger, deadly, war, soldier, laboratory, military base, survival, military life, wartime life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: asia, china, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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 6.3
 23K
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: scary, rough, suspenseful, macabre, sinister ...
Plot: psychopath, survival, cannibalism, torture, confined, violence, cruelty, sadism, mad scientist, execution, life is a bitch, fascism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Human Centipede II (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Inspired by the fictional Dr. Heiter, disturbed loner Martin dreams of creating a 12-person centipede and sets out to realize his sick fantasy.
Style: scatology, disturbing, serious, scary, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, sexual sadism, gore, brutality, torture, violence, rape, psychopath, mute, dehumanization, diarrhea, hell on earth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: scary, serious, suspenseful, surreal
Plot: vampire, supernatural ability, gory, supernatural, stalking, alien encounter, curses spells and rituals, danger, deadly, imaginary, dream, hallucination ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: serious, suspenseful, disturbing, realistic
Plot: criminal's revenge, gory, strong sexual content, prison, juvenile delinquency, crime, violence spree, criminal heroes, crimes, deadly, gang, leadership ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, darkness, war criminal, insanity, sadism, torture, nurse, murder, mind game, concentration camp, obsession, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sexual abuse, sadism, necrophilia, gory, captivity, soldier, concentration camp, mind game, war, experiment, vengeance, prison life ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.1
 73K
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, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: torment, torture, child abuse, torture chamber, violence, cult, suffering, gory, brutality, afterlife, vengeance, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, year 1971
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 3.8
 182
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, serious, suspenseful, realistic, surreal ...
Plot: prostitute, addiction, gory, drug abuse, life is a bitch, sexual relations, curses spells and rituals, crimes, danger, deadly, couples, blood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.6
 105K
Antichrist (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Denmark, Germany, France, Sweden, Italy, Poland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A grieving couple retreats to their cabin 'Eden' in the woods, hoping to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse.
Style: psychological, disturbing, scary, bleak, sexual ...
Plot: fear, cruelty, violence, torture, guilt, isolation, insanity, confined, male nudity, sex, depression, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.2
 64K
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, suspenseful, disturbing, tense, surreal ...
Plot: femme fatale, psychopath, perversion, murder, gory, mentally unstable, torture, violence, obsession, plot twist, ballet, audition ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, erotic, psychological, bleak, rough ...
Plot: sex, captivity, kidnapping, fascism, rape, sexual relations, sexual perversion, sexual torture, obsession, violence spree, torture, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.8
 3K
Carver (2008)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Based on true events
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: torture, death, murder, brutality, slasher, crimes, gory, wilderness, deadly, stalking, friendship, plague ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Lady in a Cage (1964)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A woman trapped in a home elevator is terrorized by a group of vicious hoodlums.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, bleak, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: elevator, mansion, psychopath, prostitute, crime, murder, serial killer, prison, hostages, isolation, kidnapping, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 60s
Place: australia, los angeles, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.3
 20K
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: torture, plastic surgery, amputation, gory, rape, goth, nightclub, physical appearance, revenge, brutality, serial killer, doctors ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Ilsa the Tigress of Siberia (1977)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Siberia 1953: Ilsa is now working in a Gulag prison camp. Her mission is to "retrain the minds" of those who don't agree with the communists.
Style: serious, sexual, erotic, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: prison, violence, humiliation, gory, sexual relations, sexploitation, captivity, confined, crimes, deadly, rivalry, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 70s, 1950s
Place: siberia, canada, russia, montreal quebec canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.6
 13K
The Entity (1982)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Barbara Hershey stars as Carla Moran, a hard-working single mother until the night she is raped in her bedroom by someone - or something - that she cannot see. Despite skeptical psychiatrists, she is repeatedly attacked in her car, in the bath, and ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, scary, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, rape, ghost, sexual abuse, single parent, good versus evil, serial killer, invisibility, vengeance, haunted, evil spirit, psychological thriller ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 8.0
 13K
Devil Woman (1964)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In medieval times, on a remote plain, a widow and her mother-in-law kill wandering samurai, put their bodies in a hole in the ground and sell their armour and valuables, until the daughter-in-law falls in love with one of their intended victims.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, surreal, serious, scary ...
Plot: murder, samurai, survival, demon, vengeance, human nature, women, swamp, deserter, war, jealousy, danger ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Would You Rather (2012)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Desperate to help her ailing brother, a young woman agrees to compete in a deadly game of "Would You Rather," hosted by a sadistic aristocrat.
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, tense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: moral dilemma, psychopath, doctor, suicide, danger, survival, torture, mind game, captivity, confined, deathtrap, confinement indoors ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.0
 20K
The Woman (2011)
Genre: 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, twists and turns, bleak, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: torture, brutality, suffering, sadism, captivity, mysterious character, small town, confined, gory, unlikely criminals, parents and children, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 269
Company K (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on the popular World War I novel by author William March, director Robert Clem's COMPANY K follows a veteran of the first great conflict as he finishes a book about his wartime experiences and reflects on how a man's true character ...
Style: serious, bleak, epic, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: anti war, veteran, prison, soldier, war, gory, military life, wartime life, battles, military, politics, writer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, year 1917
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Andersonville Trial (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A dramatization of the 1865 war-crimes trial of Henry Wirz, commandant of the notorious Confederate POW camp at Andersonville, Georgia.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, thought provoking ...
Plot: american civil war, courtroom, prison, military, army investigation, legal investigation, captivity, prison life, injustice, against humanity, confined, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.5
 28K
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, gloomy, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, soldier, anti war, war, survival, squad, execution, snow, nazism, german, russian, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943, year 1942, 1940s
Place: russia, europe, italy, germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Flavia the Heretic (1974)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After a cult besieges her convent, a young nun goes with an army of Muslims to destroy the convent and kill who wronged her.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, realistic, disturbing
Plot: convent, muslim, revenge, rape, torture, injustice, clergy, gory, vengeance, rebelliousness, woman in danger, society ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages, 1400s
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.1
 178
Texas '46 (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story its the untold story of Italian World War II POW"S in Jan 1946. Luca Zingaretti stars as one of over 50,000 Italian Prisoners of War detained at POW camps in the U.S. Roy Schneider stars as Colonel Gartner, the Commander ...
Style: rough, serious, bleak, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: fascism, soldier, war, anti war, prison, basic training, captivity, genocide, holocaust, military life, prison life, wartime life ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gore, isolation, gory, murder, terror, crimes, small town, danger, deadly, survival, captivity, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.5
 640
Boy Meets Girl (1994)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A woman picks a man up in a bar and takes him back to her place. He thinks he is going to get laid, she has over plans. She proceeds to drug him and incarcerate him in a chair in her basement before torturing him, physically and phycologically. It ...
Style: rough, serious, sexual, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: feminism, torture, bondage, dangerous attraction, sexual abuse, one-night stand, sexism, video surveillance, strong language, bar, banned, smoking ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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