Movies like Awakening of the Beast

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Awakening of the Beast (1970)
 6.1
 1K
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, sexual, offbeat, sexy, bleak, serious, realistic, controversial, surreal, suspenseful ...
Plot: lsd, perversion, crimes, drug abuse, sexual relations, terrorism, drug dealing, life is a bitch, journalism, addiction, dangerous animal, mate swapping, urban ghetto life, juvenile delinquency, society, curses spells and rituals, criminal heroes, doctors and patients, downfall, deadly, drugs/alcohol, going straight, sexual content, power relations, urban ghetto ...
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 suspenseful films with plots about crimes, life is a bitch, nudity (full frontal - brief), deadly, couples, drug abuse and murder mostly in Drama, Horror and Thriller genres. Some movies like Awakening of the Beast: Dark Places (2005), Hellish Flesh (1977), Cookers (2001), Without Destination (2002), Nails (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: rough, disturbing, bleak, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, kidnapping, obsession, coffin, rock, strong violent content, gory, psychopath, religions or cults, isolation, family in danger, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 60s
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 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 ⇓
87%
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: rough, suspenseful, bleak, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: mortician, murder, escapades, zombie, mentally unstable, crimes, rivalry, supernatural ability, life is a bitch, supernatural, deadly, small town ...
Time: 60s
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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: offbeat, surreal, scary, serious
Plot: losing-it hero, doctor, hallucination, demon, nightmare, surrealism, dream
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 5.5
 191
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: twists and turns, suspenseful, offbeat, serious, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, revenge, vengeance, betrayal, rivalry, deadly, dishonesty, love and romance, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), love triangle, couple relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.7
 788
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, disturbing, scary, serious, realistic
Plot: laboratory, drug dealing, hallucination, paranoia, old dark house, supernatural, ghost, addiction, deadly, drug abuse, life is a bitch, hidden door ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ 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, gloomy ...
Plot: teenage prostitute, teenage life, kids in trouble, juvenile delinquency, society, life is a bitch, youth, haunted by the past, sexual abuse, drug abuse, urban ghetto life, addiction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 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 ⇓
60%
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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, haunted by the past, dangerous attraction, obsession, murder, addiction, drug abuse, survival, supernatural, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: sexy, serious, gloomy, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), drug abuse, couple relations, life is a bitch, drugs/alcohol, twentysomething life, strong sexual content, couples, sexual relations, naked in public, erotica, female full frontal nudity ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.0
 60
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: rough, realistic, serious, bleak, gloomy
Plot: prostitute, lifestyle, going straight, love affair, hopes, drug dealing, life is a bitch, romance, youth, downfall, crimes, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.1
 46K
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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: hallucination, murder, exterminator, bug, addiction, drug abuse, seduction, crimes, life is a bitch, delusion, strong sexual content, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, new york, north africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: disturbing, rough, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, addiction, going straight, downfall, juvenile delinquency, drug abuse, destructive relationship, rehabilitation, life is a bitch, youth, overdose, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.9
 944
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, serious, stylized, bleak ...
Plot: life is a bitch, addiction, drug abuse, misfit, crimes, drug dealing, social misfits, estrangement, overdose, society, criminal heroes, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.4
 968
Succubus (1968)
Genre: Horror
Country: West Germany, Spain, Portugal
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Janine Reynaud stars as a nightclub stripper who free-floats through a spectral 60's landscape littered with dream-figures, dancing midgets and bizarre S&M games.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, rough, sexual, suspenseful ...
Plot: nightclub, murder, dungeon, succubus, stripper, surrealism, dominatrix, femme fatale, mind game, danger, supernatural, mysterious character ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.2
 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: rough, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, sexual ...
Plot: obsession, kidnapping, s&m, mental illness, destructive relationship, couples, fashion, deadly, danger, crimes, performer's life, pleasure ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, gloomy, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: sexual abuse, prostitute, mentally unstable, crimes, juvenile delinquency, violence spree, vengeance, life is a bitch, love and romance, youth, lovers on the run, deadly ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, future, 1960s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: atmospheric, realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: forbidden love, addiction, love affair, love and romance, life is a bitch, crimes, family relations, drug abuse, drug dealing, parents and children, nudity (full frontal - brief), brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ecuador, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: gory, woman in danger, obsession, curses spells and rituals, vengeance, supernatural, danger, disorder, ghost, obsessive quest, kidnapping, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, brazil, sao paulo brazil
⇓ 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: tense, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: prostitute, urban ghetto life, redemption, urban, city life, down on your luck, society, going straight, crimes, drug dealing, criminal heroes, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.4
 24K
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: sexual, surreal, disturbing, psychological, erotic ...
Plot: hysteria, obsession, infidelity, graphic violence, breakdown, affair, gore, police, murder, teacher, domestic violence, monster ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, west berlin west germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.2
 53
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: psychological, serious, disturbing, sexual, sexy ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), farm, dealing with death, sexual relations, strong sexual content, anal sex, skinny dipping, male nudity, hairy vagina, sex scene, murder, female nudity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang, going straight, redemption, youth, society, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, urban ghetto, murder, brother brother relationship ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: disturbing, serious, realistic, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: older man younger woman sex, older man younger woman relationship, older man young girl relationship, sexual relations, sexual content, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, nudity (full frontal - brief), father son relationship, mute or deaf, lolita, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ 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: sincere, rough, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, injustice, life is a bitch, crimes, danger, drug abuse, social decay, human nature, prostitute, unemployment, drug dealing, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.2
 548
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: sexual, psychological, sexy, realistic, serious
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), eroticism, couples, sexual content, world, couple relations, self discovery, sexual relations, blow job, body painting, explicit sex, wife leaves husband ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, touching, serious, rough, bleak ...
Plot: sexual abuse, downfall, haunted by the past, addiction, down on your luck, dysfunctional family, family problems, life is a bitch, going straight, society, crimes, re-education ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.5
 559
The Big Cube (1969)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young woman and her drug addict boyfriend plot to drive the woman's stepmother insane with LSD in a plot to secure an inheritance.
Style: suspenseful, rough, offbeat, sexual, realistic ...
Plot: drug abuse, hospital, cult, lsd, mate swapping, couples, missing child, parents and children, social decay, addiction, mental institution, prostitute ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.7
 2K
Mango Yellow (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In a poor neighborhood in Recife, the lives of exotic and bizarre characters entwine in a bar and in a very low-budget hotel. The queer Dunga works in the hotel and has a crush on the butcher Wellington that is married with the religious Kika and ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, bleak, sexual ...
Plot: bar, life is a bitch, love affair, love and romance, human nature, sexual relations, redemption, couple relations, infidelity, working class, urban ghetto life, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, texas, new zealand, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.9
 226
Zee-Oui (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Thailand
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In 1946 a young man from China named Zee-Oui immigrated to Thailand in hope of a better life. His only possession was the knife inherited from his mother. However, everything did not turn out as he had thought. He was bullied and humiliated from ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, deadly, crimes, mental illness, child killer, society, immigrants, cannibalism, journalism, countryside, village
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%