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Farewell to the Ark (1984)
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Farewell to the Ark (1984)
Original name: さらば箱舟
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A remote village has its own norms, rites and traditions. Sue and Sutechiki are a couple and cousins. Their sex life had been better: Sutechiki is impotent and Sue have a magical chastity belt. Themes such as time, memory, modernization and social conventions included in the story of Sue, Sutechiki, the village's mad women and rape gay men.
Plot: village, ghost, incest, death, dream, clock, insanity, murder, flute, surrealism, countryside, chastity, chastity belt, cockfight, nudity (full frontal - brief)

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, atmospheric, surreal and contemplative films with plots about surrealism, murder, death, nudity (full frontal - brief), ghost, dream and female nudity mostly in Fantasy, Romance and Mystery genres. Some movies like Farewell to the Ark: Twilight of the Ice Nymphs (1997), Summer Vacation 1999 (1988), Village of 8 Gravestones (1977), Rappaccini's Daughter (1980), In a Thicket (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Twilight of the Ice Nymphs (1997)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Peter Glahn is released after years of incarceration as a political prisoner and is now returning to his homeland, the mythical Mandragora where the sun never sets. On board the ship home, he meets the mysterious Juliana Kossel who vanishes after ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, offbeat, serious, surreal ...
Plot: romance, love and romance, daring rescue, countryside, wooing, ship, heroic mission, time travel, obsession, legends and myths, adventure, imaginary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Summer Vacation 1999 (1988)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Teenage friends spending the summer at boarding school become entangled in love triangles after one commits suicide.
Plot: orphan, surrealism, school uniform, homosexual, boat, piano, memory, gay, computer, fight, ghost, friend ...
Time: future, 80s, 90s, 1990s, year 1999
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Village of 8 Gravestones (1977)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 151 min.
Story: The heir to a family fortune discovers that a curse has been placed on it, put there centuries before by a band of samurai warriors. Adaptation of novel by Seishi Yokomizo
Plot: greed, murder, sake, inheritance, private detective, possession, waterfall, airport, twin sister, cave, twins, poison ...
Time: 70s, 1500s, year 1977
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Rappaccini's Daughter (1980)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Set in 18th Century Italy, RAPPACCINI'S DAUGHTER is the tale of a young scholar named Giovanni (Kristoffer Tabori) who falls in love with a beautiful, yet forbidden, girl who tends her father's poison garden. However, the strange and ...
Plot: curse, forbidden love, student, death, girl next door, star crossed lovers, love, murder, father daughter relationship, garden, tragic love, nerd
Time: 18th century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 24
In a Thicket (1996)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Sato's re-imagining of In a Grove, on which Rashomon was based. In this version, instead of a web of lies and agendas, we get a web of desires, perversions like incest, and occult phenomenon like an oracle-demon, hallucinations, and human ...
Plot: loss, seduction, murder, moon, female nudity, cup, testimony, search, sword fight, lightning, nightmare, night ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Psychotropica (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Music, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A confused and tormented young man (known only as 'The Patient') relates his dreams and memories to a mysterious and sadistic doctor. As The Patient dives deeper into his mental landscape he discovers a shocking truth.
Plot: nightmare, gay, retro, human experimentation, incest, blood, dream, surrealism, male nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief), female nudity, drugs ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Demon Pond (1979)
Genre: Romance, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Outside of a small village in Japan, a mysterious pond is inhabited by mythic creatures. Their story is of revenge, tragedy, and the power of real love. A classical tale which translates wonderfully to film.
Plot: husband wife relationship, human sacrifice, gay kiss, legend, bell tower, dragon, bell ringing, pond, actor playing female role
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Dawn Breaks, Which Is No Small Thing (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Theodore, a young Spanish engineer who works as a professor at the University of Oklahoma, returned to Spain to enjoy a sabbatical year. Upon arrival, he discovers that his father killed his mother and, to compensate for the loss, he bought a ...
Plot: countryside, surrealism, village, election, mayor
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Dogra Magra (1988)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A man is confined to a mental institution after trying to murder his fiancee. Two doctors relate his problem to an Asian philosophy that states that mental defects are transmitted from generation to generation. He learns that one of his distant ...
Plot: literature, dream, mad scientist, doppelganger, brain, surrealism, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), embryo, suicide, human experiment, hiding place
Time: 1920s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Survive Style 5+ (2004)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A man continually trying and failing to get his wife to stay dead; a self-absorbed ad agency creative director who comes up with one unworkably inane idea after another; a British hitman who only wants to know everyone's function in life; and ...
Style: not serious, dark humor, surreal, humorous, asian horror ...
Plot: hitman, murder, hypnosis, losing-it hero, back from the dead, social relations, crimes, deadly, resurrection, gay slur, masturbation, undead ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Wizard Hunter: The Hunt for Evangelion Crowley (2021)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A detective of lost Art masterpieces will discover his hidden legacy and his true identity during his last mission.
Plot: magic, sword, hunter, wizards, murder, love, revenge, world war two, death, mission, fight, flashback ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Animals with the Tollkeeper (1998)
Genre: Romance, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: While looking for paradise, a cab driver suddenly falls in love.
Style: allegory, whimsical, road movie
Plot: trailer trash, weirdo, death, elderly, love, mother daughter relationship, gun, bicycle, ghost, puzzle, male female relationship, ghost town ...
Place: new england, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
A Dead Man Visits the Living (1988)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Directed by Huang Jian-zhong.
Plot: politics, demon, theft, artist, thief, bureaucracy, supernatural power, chinese, afterlife, surrealism, stabbing, censorship ...
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Story of Marie and Julien (2003)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Julien lives alone with his cat. He dreams of Marie, and a few minutes later, he sees her on the street and makes a date. He asks her to move in with him, and she does. Her boyfriend is dead, the rest of her past a mystery. Although they quickly ...
Style: touching, psychological, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: love affair, love triangle, romance, lovers reunited, fall in love, couple relations, couples, dull life, dishonesty, secret, sex scene, older man younger woman relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Postman to Heaven (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: South Korea, Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Jae-jun (K-pop band TVXQ member Hero) delivers letters to heaven from those who can't get over the loss of their loved ones. One day Ha-na (Han Hyo-joo), who writes to her late boyfriend, discovers Jae-jun's secret identity. He offers her ...
Plot: postman, grief, ghost, letter writing, death, heaven
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Zigeunerweisen (1980)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A surreal period film following an university professor and his eerie nomad friend as they go through loose romantic triangles and face death in peculiar ways.
Style: mind bending, atmospheric, serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: destructive relationship, love triangle, couples, love and romance, sexual relations, human nature, mystery, sexual content, rage, death, night, literature ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1910s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Under the Blossoming Cherry Trees (1975)
Genre: Fantasy, History, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A mountain man beheads his many wives to prove his love to an alluring woman he meets in an enchanted forest.
Plot: decapitation, decapitated head, murder, literature, japanese woman, brutality, blood, bandit, mountain, head, nudity (full frontal - brief), insanity ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Motion Sickness (2010)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Lost on a train of thought tunneling through the dark night of his unconscious, a former rabbinical student struggles to resolve a paralyzing conflict between his mind and his body.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Labyrinth of Dreams (1997)
Genre: Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
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Plot: serial killer, nail polish, train wreck, rainstorm, suicide, pregnancy, mysterious death, murder, bus, train, employee
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Wild Flowers (2000)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance
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Duration: 81 min.
Story: Seven seemingly unconnected fairy tales - glued together only by folklore, mood, color and light - make up this Czech collection of visual poetry. The original piece of literature, written by Karel Jaromír Erben in 1853, contained twelve tales.
Style: serious, dark, romanticism, dark humor, allegory ...
Plot: curses spells and rituals, supernatural, danger, religions or cults, fairy, folklore, magic, ghost, surrealism, hanging, church, soldier ...
Place: central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Sicilian Ghost Story (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: Italy, France, Switzerland
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In a little Sicilian village at the edge of a forest, Giuseppe, a boy of 13, vanishes. Luna, his classmate who loves him, refuses to accept his mysterious disappearance. She rebels against the silence and complicity that surround her, and to find ...
Style: romantic, dark, enigmatic, suspenseful, touching ...
Plot: disappearance, village, love, teenage love, mother daughter relationship, student, secret, teenage girl, murder, violence, captive, teen angst ...
Place: sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Journey to the Shore (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Mizuki’s husband Yusuke went missing for 3 years. He suddenly comes back home one day and asks Mizuki to go on a trip with him. Their trip consists of visiting the people that helped Yusuke on his previous travel. While travelling together, Misuki ...
Style: enigmatic, melancholic, exciting, sincere
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Eve of Ivan Kupalo (1968)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Based on Nikolai Gogol’s short story “The Eve of Ivan Kupala” (“St John’s Eve”).
Style: mystical
Plot: pact with the devil, hallucination, surrealism, farmer, ashes, house on fire, snowman, folk dance, folklore, child murder, pig, house fire ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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An Ambiguous Report About the End of the World (1997)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Set over a two-decade period in a tiny Central European village, this drama not only chronicles a couple's tragic star-crossed love, it also serves as a metaphor for the tragedy of lost traditions. After opening in the snowy wilds as two people ...
Plot: giant, circus, folklore, snow, surrealism, apocalypse, wedding, female nudity, betrayal, helicopter, monkey, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Castle in the Carpathians (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: Romania
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In late 19th century, a Transylvanian revolutionary fleeing the Imperial authorities goes to Italy where he meets a beautiful soprano who later disappears under mysterious circumstances.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: obsession, supernatural, crypt, villager, superstition, castle, chapel, nobleman, mirror, murder, supernatural power, revolutionary ...
Time: 1800s, 19th century
Place: italy, transylvania, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.9
 71
Swastika (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Kleptomaniac Sonoko and young, beautiful Mitsuko begin an unusual love affair which develops fast into a kinky sexual love triangle when Sonoko’s husband gets involved.
Plot: suicide, lesbianism, kleptomaniac, threesome, female masturbation, bisexual, lesbian, love triangle, female nudity, unrequited love, sexual perversion, sexuality ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.8
 186
Bright Hair (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A solitary schoolgirl, prone to sudden blackouts after she's stumbled into a murder scene, gets involved with her English teacher. Then, when his wife is also murdered, questions about what's real and what's made up start haunting her.
Plot: schoolgirl, infatuation, murder, love affair, male nudity, insanity, extramarital affair
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.8
 691
The Birch Tree (1967)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Beautiful but ailing girl is married to a harsh man who doesn't care for her. Only after she dies does he realize that he actually loves her.
Plot: dysfunctional marriage, village, baby, terminal illness, marriage, death, countryside, forest ranger, death in the family
Place: croatia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.7
 585
Erendira (1983)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Mexico, France, West Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: While Erendira, a beautiful teenage girl, has a surreal mystical vision, her grandmother's house catches on fire and burns to the ground. Her grandmother holds Erendira responsible and, in order to extract restitution from the girl, forces her ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, sexual, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, power relations, strong sexual content, injustice, estrangement, family problems, family relations, dream come true, daydreamer, dysfunctional family, sexual abuse, sexual relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.3
 224
Fortuna's Eye (2019)
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When Shinichiro Kiyama (Ryunosuke Kamiki) was little, his family died in a plane accident. Since then, he has not made any friends and he has lived a lonely existence. One day, Shinichiro Kiyama acquires a special ability. His special ability is to ...
Plot: accident, mechanic, girlfriend, boyfriend, promotion, chick, mobile phone, japanese woman, train, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, based on a novel, brunette ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%