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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, captivating, suspenseful, disturbing, epic, sinister
Plot: torture, against humanity, violence, human experiment, sadism, brutality, execution, death, experiment, cruelty, tortured to death, mercilessness, violent death, dehumanization, extreme violence, radiation, world war two, war, prison, survival, military, confined, soldier, prison life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 30s
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, blood, gory, violence, deadly, murder and crimes mostly in Horror, Drama and War genres. Some movies like Philosophy of a Knife: Men Behind the Sun (1988), Frontier(s) (2007), Nails (2003), Martyrs (2008), Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS (1975). 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, realistic, bleak, serious
Plot: sino japanese war, dehumanization, laboratory, soldier, experiment, experimenting, concentration camp, against humanity, military base, military, danger, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: china, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.2
 24K
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: psychopath, torture, cannibalism, sadistic horror, sadism, survival, cruelty, violence, confined, human monster, mad scientist, captivity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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: serious, rough, realistic, bleak
Plot: against humanity, gory, military life, deadly, soldier, laboratory, survival, danger, dehumanization, military base, bio weapon, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: asia, china, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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: serious, rough, disturbing, realistic, bleak
Plot: autopsy, cruelty, doctor, blood, dismemberment, decapitation, prisoner, murder, gore, sino japanese war, life is a bitch, war ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: china, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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 5.6
 439
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: scary, suspenseful, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: hitman, kgb, gory, deadly, danger, life is a bitch, future dystopia, cons and scams, crimes, addiction, psychopath, masochist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.1
 76K
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, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: torture, violence, child abuse, cult, kidnapping, torture chamber, brutality, gory, torment, vengeance, afterlife, death ...
Time: contemporary, year 1971
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: captivity, necrophilia, sadism, sexual torture, sexual abuse, soldier, vengeance, prison life, gory, life is a bitch, war, mind game ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.0
 5K
Vile (2011)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A group of attractive young people (of course) awaken to find themselves prisoners in a mysterious house with no means of escape. They are each outfitted with new accouterments--electronic devices attached to the base of their skulls--and a ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, scary
Plot: trapped, torture, sadism, survival, brutality, captivity, psychopath, danger, gory, deadly, confined, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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, soldier, inquisition, vengeance, murder, danger, religions or cults, crimes, clergy, witch, violence, torture ...
Time: 17th century, 1960s
Place: england, europe, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: serial killer, war criminal, murder, sadism, torture, insanity, mind game, obsession, haunted by the past, psychopath, vengeance, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 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, scary, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, danger, violence spree, confined, deadly, gory, mind game, slasher, psychopath, survival, vengeance, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Human Centipede II (2011)
Genre: 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, sadistic, disturbing, banned film, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sexual sadism, pervert, kidnapping, torture, psychopath, rapist, gore, brutality, sexual torture, violence, rape, sexual obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 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, bleak, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: torture, sadism, brutality, suffering, captivity, small town, confined, unlikely criminals, mysterious character, gory, parents and children, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, bleak, rough, erotic, macabre ...
Plot: sexual torture, rape, sexual perversion, deviant sex, sex, kidnapping, fascism, torture, captivity, perversion, youth, sexual relations ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 4.7
 5K
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, rough, serious, banned film, brutal ...
Plot: sexual abuse, psychopath, captivity, confined, torture, sadism, chainsaw, mysterious character, deadly, gory, danger, strong sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.2
 5K
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, serious, suspenseful, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: against the odds, woman in danger, captivity, confined, violence spree, life is a bitch, deadly, isolation, survival, extortion, women fight, revenge ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 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, realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Plot: holocaust, german, military, nazism, soldier, war, politics, survival, world war two, russian, genocide, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943, year 1942, 1940s
Place: russia, europe, italy, germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 4.5
 3K
Carver (2008)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Based on true events
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, brutal, serious ...
Plot: slasher, brutality, murder, torture, psychopath, wilderness, crimes, stalking, friendship, maniac, sadism, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Two Thousand Maniacs! (1964)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Six people are lured into a small Deep South town for a Centennial celebration where the residents proceed to kill them one by one as revenge for the town's destruction during the Civil War.
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, macabre, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, small town, maniac, survival, violence spree, murder, haunted by the past, isolation, danger, brutality, torture, gore ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.2
 66K
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, psychopath, murder, ballet, mentally unstable, gory, sadism, violence, perversion, obsession, torture, suffering ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.9
 161K
Hostel (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Iceland
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, disturbing, rough, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: torture, slasher, psychopath, gory, danger, captivity, deadly, surgery, crimes, torment, survival, gore ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: slovakia, europe, amsterdam, iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 4.8
 646
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: disturbing, realistic, sexual, serious, rough ...
Plot: feminism, torture, danger, couples, captivity, gender, dangerous attraction, sexual abuse, bondage, banned, one-night stand, smoking ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.9
 3K
Back to 1942 (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 145 min.
Story: In 1942, Henan Province was devastated by the most tragic famine in modern Chinese history, resulting in the deaths of at least three million men, women and children. Although the primary cause of the famine was a severe drought, it was exacerbated ...
Style: captivating, rough, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: drought, survival, life is a bitch, danger, chaos, family problems, on the road, wartime life, on the run, family in danger, against humanity, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1942
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: surreal, serious, scary, suspenseful
Plot: vampire, curses spells and rituals, imaginary, stalking, danger, supernatural, supernatural ability, gory, deadly, alien encounter, dream, alternate reality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: disturbing, realistic, suspenseful, serious, cult film
Plot: rivalry, deadly, strong sexual content, gory, leadership, prison life, vengeance, gang, criminal's revenge, violence spree, criminal heroes, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: tense, suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, scary ...
Plot: elevator, psychopath, prostitute, mansion, murder, isolation, crime, kidnapping, serial killer, woman in danger, danger, prison ...
Time: 60s
Place: australia, los angeles, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 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: suspenseful, disturbing, scary, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, danger, isolation, confined, captivity, deadly, murder, small town, cannibalism, sadism, human flesh, gore ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Girl Next Door (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In a quiet suburban town in the summer of 1958, two recently orphaned sisters are placed in the care of their mentally unstable Aunt Ruth. But Ruth's depraved sense of discipline will soon lead to unspeakable acts of abuse and torture that ...
Style: rough, bleak, suspenseful, disturbing, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sexual abuse, child abuse, torture, rape, sadist, torment, child molestation, cruelty, suffering, sister, helplessness, victim ...
Time: 1950s, contemporary
Place: america
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.1
 5K
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, rough, serious, suspenseful, macabre ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, zombie, gory, supernatural, slasher, woman in danger, deadly, violence spree, supernatural ability, crimes ...
Time: 60s, 80s
Place: miami, florida, usa, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 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, disturbing, scary, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, supernatural, sexual abuse, invisibility, single parent, good versus evil, ghost, sexual humiliation, serial killer, rivalry, family in danger, woman in danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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