Movies like Awakening of the Beast

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Awakening of the Beast (1970)
 5.8
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Awakening of the Beast (1970)
Original name: O Despertar da Besta
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Brazil
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Psychiatrist experiments LSD on 4 volunteers, to investigate Coffin Joe's influence over them. Each patient presents a different reaction, involving sex, perversion and sadism.
Style: psychological, sexy, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, surreal, disturbing, sexual, psychedelic ...
Plot: lsd, perversion, crimes, addiction, terrorism, life is a bitch, dangerous animal, sexual relations, journalism, mate swapping, society, nudity (full frontal - brief), drug dealing, sexual content, juvenile delinquency, doctors and patients, drug abuse, downfall, going straight, criminal heroes, curses spells and rituals, urban ghetto life, power relations, urban ghetto, demon ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: brazil

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Most similar movies to Awakening of the Beast

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, bleak and disturbing films with plots about crimes, life is a bitch, nudity (full frontal - brief), deadly, murder, female nudity and couples mostly in Drama, Horror and Comedy genres. Some movies like Awakening of the Beast: Hellish Flesh (1977), Dark Places (2005), Cookers (2001), Without Destination (2002), China White Serpentine (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
This Night I Will Possess Your Corpse (1967)
Genre: Horror
Country: Brazil
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Coffin Joe is still looking for the perfect woman to give birth to a son of his, and, cleared of the past crimes in the first film (At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul), keeps terrorizing the people in his small town with his iconoclast and ...
Style: serious, surreal, scary, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: murder, obsession, kidnapping, nudity (full frontal - brief), curses spells and rituals, isolation, rock, family in danger, woman in danger, dangerous animal, mentally unstable, confined ...
Time: 60s
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Hallucinations of a Deranged Mind (1978)
Genre: Horror
Country: Brazil
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A psychiatric doctor is driven insane plagued by nightmarish visions of Zé do Caixão's (Coffin Joe) subterranean world of bizarre horror. Under analysis it is discovered that he has a pathological fear that Zé has sexual designs on his ...
Style: serious, surreal, scary, offbeat
Plot: losing-it hero, hallucination, doctor, surrealism, nightmare, dream, demon
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 5.4
 225
Hellish Flesh (1977)
Genre: Horror
Country: Brazil
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Dr. George Medeiros is a brilliant scientist who does not find timr for beautiful wife Rachel. She falls in love with Oliver, the best friend of her husband, and soon after the two plan to kill George and inherit his fortune. Benefiting from the ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: infidelity, revenge, nudity (full frontal - brief), couples, graphic violence, sexual content, dishonesty, love and romance, rivalry, betrayal, couple relations, relationship vs career ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 3.1
 218
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 ...
Plot: prostitute, life is a bitch, drug abuse, addiction, crimes, couples, sexual relations, murder, curses spells and rituals, drugs, surrealism, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul (1964)
Genre: Horror
Country: Brazil
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Coffin Joe terrorizes a small peasant community in his search for the perfect woman to bear him a child.
Style: serious, surreal, scary, rough, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, mortician, swamp, nudity (full frontal - brief), mind game, crimes, rivalry, life is a bitch, supernatural, obsessive quest, supernatural ability, mentally unstable ...
Time: 60s
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 5.6
 837
Cookers (2001)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After stealing a huge stash of drugs, speed freaks Hector and Dorena plan to cook up an enormous batch of crystal meth and get rich quick. Hector's old buddy Merle has the perfect hideout/meth lab: an old, abandoned farmhouse in the woods where ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, disturbing, realistic
Plot: drug dealing, forest, laboratory, paranoia, hallucination, old dark house, ghost, supernatural, addiction, drug abuse, life is a bitch, hidden door ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Without Destination (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Sin Destino follows the life of a 15 year old Mexican boy, Francisco, as he struggles to survive on the streets. His primary source of income is money raised by prostituting himself to men for sex, and the film implies that this learned behaviour ...
Style: disturbing, rough, psychological, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: teenage prostitute, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, kids in trouble, society, youth, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, sexual abuse, drug abuse, urban ghetto life, addiction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
China White Serpentine (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Dave's brother Trent was enticed by dark forces and entrapped in a lair of sin. Trent was under the control of Tracey, the drug-dealing seductress who had spun this web of wrongdoing. It was a world of erotic indulgence, frequent drug use, and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: mind game, femme fatale, investigation, obsession, dangerous attraction, haunted by the past, survival, life is a bitch, supernatural, crimes, couples, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 5.3
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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, psychopath, masochist, self mutilation, murder, violence, kgb, cons and scams, future dystopia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Sons and Lovers (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 96 min.
Story: During a weekend in a country house, young people eager for strong emotions end up switching partners and experimenting drugs.
Style: bleak, realistic, gloomy, sexual, serious ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), drug abuse, couples, sexual relations, strong sexual content, couple relations, twentysomething life, life is a bitch, male full rear nudity, female nudity, male nudity, erotica ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.9
 69
Zooey (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Angel and Zooey are not your typical newlyweds. Zooey is a professional prostitute and Angel is a drug dealer. Yet they are not without hopes and dreams, of escaping their life in the streets and starting a new in a fresh painted cottage with picked ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, bleak, gloomy
Plot: prostitute, love affair, lifestyle, going straight, addiction, drug abuse, hopes, life is a bitch, society, youth, survival, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Bog of Beasts (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Brazil
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A man falls in love with a teenage girl, who is exploited by her own grandfather, who sometimes takes her to a gas station to show her naked to whomever pays him some money.
Style: realistic, disturbing, bleak, serious, emotional ...
Plot: sexual torture, sexual abuse, strong sexual content, youth, kids in trouble, village, innocence lost, village life, life is a bitch, prostitute, voyeurism, prostitution ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.9
 51K
Naked Lunch (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After developing an addiction to the substance he uses to kill bugs, an exterminator accidentally murders his wife and becomes involved in a secret government plot being orchestrated by giant bugs in an Islamic port town in Africa.
Style: psychedelic, disturbing, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: hallucination, murder, exterminator, addiction, drug abuse, seduction, life is a bitch, crimes, delusion, strong sexual content, dishonesty, losing-it hero ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1953
Place: usa, new york, north africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Acts of Worship (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Alix is taken in by a photographer, Digna, who despite her friends' protests, tries to help Alix piece her life back together and overcome her addictions.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: addiction, friendship, juvenile delinquency, downfall, going straight, destructive relationship, drug abuse, youth, life is a bitch, rehabilitation, overdose, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Go, Go, Second Time Virgin (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 65 min.
Story: After being raped in an unknown rooftop, nineteen year-old girl Poppo meets a mysterious boy, and both share their sexual traumas and fears, with fatal consequences.
Style: erotic, sexual, sexy, experimental, serious ...
Plot: sexual abuse, prostitute, vengeance, violence spree, juvenile delinquency, mentally unstable, crimes, sexual relations, teenage life, strong sexual content, destructive relationship, love affair ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, future, 70s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.0
 1K
Dealer (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In an impressive follow up to his debut film Forest, Benedek Fliegauf tells the uncompromising story of a day in the life of a drug dealer. His clients include the leader of a religious sect, a friend who needs a final fix, a former lover who has ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Plot: addiction, life is a bitch, drug abuse, estrangement, social misfits, crimes, drug dealing, misfit, overdose, society, criminal heroes, friend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hungary, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Embodiment of Evil (2008)
Genre: Horror
Country: Brazil
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After 30 years in a cell for the mentally ill, Coffin Joe is finally freed. Back on the streets, the sadistic gravedigger is set on fulfilling that for which he was imprisoned: find the woman who can give him the perfect child. During his wanderings ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, rough, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: vengeance, curses spells and rituals, woman in danger, obsession, supernatural, disorder, kidnapping, crimes, obsessive quest, ghost, mortician, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, brazil, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: bleak, erotic, psychological, macabre, rough ...
Plot: sexual perversion, rape, sexual torture, deviant sex, perversion, sex, kidnapping, fascism, captivity, libertine, torture, obsession ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Porcelain Horse (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ecuador
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Paco Chavez's life is careless and charming. It's a life of illicit drugs and a forbidden love affair he carries with Lucia, his former high school sweetheart, now married to another man. One night, Paco and his younger brother Luis, enter ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: forbidden love, addiction, love affair, crimes, life is a bitch, love and romance, drug abuse, family relations, drug dealing, parents and children, nudity (full frontal - brief), brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, ecuador
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.1
 3K
Blind Beast (1969)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A blind sculptor and his mother kidnap a young woman and use her as a model. In the darkness of an abandoned warehouse, she suffers at the hands of the artist, eventually losing both her sight and her mind as whips give way to knives and knives give ...
Style: tense, surreal, scary, sexy, erotic ...
Plot: s&m, kidnapping, obsession, blind man, model, bondage, couples, fashion, mental illness, destructive relationship, performer's life, crimes ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Bobby G. Can't Swim (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Bobby G. lives life on the edge in this real, raw New York street drama. Bobby is a small-time coke dealer, always on the hustle but rarely successful. He lives in Hell's Kitchen with his Puerto Rican girlfriend Lucy, who makes ends meet as a ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, rough, bleak ...
Plot: prostitute, urban ghetto life, urban ghetto, crimes, society, juvenile delinquency, gangsters, gang, life is a bitch, drug dealing, going straight, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.3
 31K
Possession (1981)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A young woman left her family for an unspecified reason. The husband determines to find out the truth and starts following his wife. At first, he suspects that a man is involved. But gradually, he finds out more and more strange behaviors and ...
Style: surreal, psychological, atmospheric, mind bending, enigmatic ...
Plot: hysteria, obsession, monster, family problems, supernatural, perversion, infidelity, marriage crisis, insanity, surrealism, husband wife relationship, husband wife estrangement ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: germany, berlin germany, west berlin west germany, europe, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
A Caretaker's Tale (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A custodian in a housing project discovers that a naked, mute woman he found in one of his apartments has miraculous healing powers.
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: older man younger woman sex, older man young girl relationship, sexual relations, unfulfillment, sexual content, life is a bitch, nudity (full frontal - brief), father son relationship, older man younger woman relationship, mute or deaf, prostitution, charity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Like a Puppet Out of Strings (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Two Brothers; Tom and Felipe, have moved up the ranks of the street gangs because they have no greater devotion than the protection of each other. Luis, former gang member, is now a cop, his life having been turned around by Angelica, a female cop. ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquency, going straight, crimes, law enforcement, society, youth, redemption, urban ghetto, murder, brother brother relationship, family relations ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.5
 69
Woman, Woman (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Recently turned into a widow, Alice (Helena Ramos) goes to the country to think about her life. There, she's courted by Luis Carlos (Carlos Casan), but falls in love with Marta (Petty Pesce). However, Jumbo, a horse, also arouses strange ...
Style: erotic, disturbing, sexy, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: bestiality, nudity (full frontal - brief), farm, dealing with death, strong sexual content, sexual relations, murder, male nudity, erotica, female nudity, horse, skinny dipping ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
If Nothing Else Works Out (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In 2006, a journalist in financial problems, a woman who dresses as a man and a troubled taxi driver become friends, and gradually, an awkward, strong emotional bond emerges among them, especially when they decide to play a confidence game.
Style: serious, sincere, rough, touching, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, crimes, life is a bitch, human nature, social decay, drug abuse, injustice, drug dealing, society, prostitute, unemployment, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.1
 622
I Love You (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Man meets woman, and invites her home. The two start an intense relationship in order to shield themselves from loneliness.
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, sexual, psychological
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), eroticism, couples, sexual content, sexual relations, world, couple relations, self discovery, female nudity, male nudity, erotica, sex ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.6
 16K
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, scary, disturbing, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, demon rape, invisibility, sexual humiliation, sexual abuse, ghost, supernatural, good versus evil, single parent, woman in danger, serial killer, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.7
 356
End of Man (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: Brazil
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Stark naked man comes out from the sea and begins to walk the streets, interfering in daily episodes, always in search of justice. He names himself Finis Hominis (The End of Man, in latin), and soon becomes sort of a modern Messiah, capable of ...
Style: semi serious, surreal, humorous, absurd, psychedelic ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), supernatural, supernatural ability, righting the wronged, miraculous event, christ allegory, youth, dead child, hippie, party, hospital, prophet ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
A Brother's Kiss (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two brothers, Lex and younger Mick, are living in Harlem. Mick is a policeman, and Lex, who spent youth years in reformatory because of injustice after he confronted the cop who tried to sodomize Mick on the street, is living with his wife Debbie ...
Style: emotional, serious, touching, rough, bleak ...
Plot: male rape, sexual abuse, haunted by the past, downfall, family problems, addiction, down on your luck, dysfunctional family, going straight, society, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%