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Philosophy of a Knife (2008)
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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, danger, mercilessness, atrocity, sadistic horror, radiation, 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, realistic, rough and suspenseful films with plots about danger, blood, violence, murder, gore, gory and deadly mostly in Horror, Drama and War genres. Some movies like Philosophy of a Knife: Men Behind the Sun (1988), Martyrs (2008), The Woman (2011), Frontier(s) (2007), Nails (2003). 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: rough, disturbing, 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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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, twist ending, rough, sinister, twists and turns ...
Plot: torture, child abuse, brutality, cult, violence, torture chamber, kidnapping, torment, gory, suffering, afterlife, death ...
Time: contemporary, year 1971
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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, military, deadly, life is a bitch, war, wartime life, survival, soldier, danger, power relations, dehumanization ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: asia, japan, china
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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, sadism, incestuous relationship, brutality, suffering, captivity, confined, mysterious character, unlikely criminals, small town, gory, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: rough, bleak, disturbing, controversial, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, prisoner, murder, doctor, cruelty, autopsy, decapitation, dismemberment, gore, sino japanese war, laboratory, military life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: asia, china, japan
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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, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Plot: cannibalism, psychopath, sadistic horror, torture, human monster, cruelty, survival, sadism, violence, strong violent content, confined, corpse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france
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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: disturbing, suspenseful, surreal, serious, scary ...
Plot: hitman, addiction, life is a bitch, deadly, danger, crimes, psychopath, masochist, gory, self mutilation, murder, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
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Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)
Genre: Drama, Horror
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, erotic, macabre ...
Plot: sexual perversion, rape, sexual torture, deviant sex, perversion, sex, fascism, kidnapping, captivity, obsession, torture, pubic hair ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Snuff 102 (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Argentina
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young Argentinian reporter is writing an article about snuff films - which depict real torture, rape and murder of people. But seeking the films and those behind them might backfire. She herself is in danger of becoming one of the suffering.
Style: brutal, psychotronic, macabre, disturbing, awful ...
Plot: sexualized violence, violence against women, torture, violence, murder, brutality, rape, snuff, sexual cruelty, sadism, attempted rape, mockery ...
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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: sexual, rough, suspenseful, sexy, erotic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, prison, prison warden, sexploitation, women in prison, gory, prison life, rivalry, confined, politics, strong female presence, world war two ...
Place: latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Funhouse (2019)
Genre: Horror
Country: Sweden, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When 8 celebrities from around the globe are invited to compete in an online reality show, they soon realize that they are playing for their very lives, as those voted off suffer horrific consequences, broadcast live to the entire world.
Style: scary, twist ending, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: torture, survival, rivalry, video surveillance, trapped, isolation, sadism, characters killed one by one, psychopath, mercilessness, reality, dismemberment ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: sexploitation, sexual torture, sadism, female prisoner, captivity, rape, world war two, sexual abuse, soldier, nazi experiment, danger, concentration camp ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, clergy, danger, crimes, witch, violence, rape ...
Time: 17th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: england, europe, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Carver (2008)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Based on true events
Style: suspenseful, rough, slasher, scary, brutal ...
Plot: torture, brutality, murder, sadism, psychopath, wilderness, crimes, stalking, friendship, maniac, death, bloodbath ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, murder, psychopath, torture, friends, survival, buddies, captivity, danger, escapades, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.2
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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, sadism, torture, psychopath, murder, ballet, mentally unstable, gory, violence, perversion, obsession, telephone call ...
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Hostel (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Czech Republic
Duration: 94 min.
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Style: slasher, scary, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens
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Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, War
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Duration: 95 min.
Story: The movie encompasses several different elements-the perils of war, a touch of macabre, sadness and redemption.
Style: realistic, psychological, surreal, serious, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, survival, military, danger, against humanity, battle zone, wartime life, military life, anti war, deadly, war ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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, scary, brutal ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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American Mary (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: scary, disturbing, rough, sexy, brutal ...
Audience: teens
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Visions of Suffering (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: Russia, USA
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Style: suspenseful, surreal, scary, serious
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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, serious, scary, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary
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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
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Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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, suspense, suspenseful, tense, sinister ...
Plot: revenge, orphanage, torment, sadistic horror, female friendship, torture, child abuse, creature, investigation, brutality, secret, held captive ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, gloomy ...
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Time: 80s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, military, soldier, nazism, german, survival, starvation, holocaust, russian, military life, battles ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1942, year 1943
Place: russia, europe, italy, germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Cannibal Holocaust (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A New York University professor returns from a rescue mission to the Amazon rainforest with the footage shot by a lost team of documentarians who were making a film about the area's local cannibal tribes.
Style: brutal, banned film, disturbing, scary, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: amazon rainforest, cannibalism, jungle, torture, film within a film, missing person, atrocity, rape, insanity, gory, perversity, sadism ...
Time: 20th century
Place: south america, latin america, north america, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.6
 12K
Dread (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Three college students set out to document what other people dread most.
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: fear, manipulation, nightmare, mind game, social relations, human nature, manipulations, obsession, youth, dishonesty, rivalry, college ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Human Centipede II (2011)
Genre: Horror
Country: Netherlands
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: sadistic, scatology, banned film, macabre, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sexual sadism, kidnapping, pervert, psychopath, sexual torture, bad guy wins, sexual abuse, violent death, humiliation, sadism, torture, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%