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Farewell to the Ark (1984)
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: incest, village, ghost, death, murder, dream, insanity, nudity (full frontal - brief), surrealism, chastity belt, chastity, countryside, cockfight, clock, flute

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, atmospheric, surreal and enigmatic films with plots about surrealism, murder, death, nudity (full frontal - brief), ghost, female nudity and dream mostly in Fantasy, Mystery and Romance genres. Some movies like Farewell to the Ark: Twilight of the Ice Nymphs (1997), Village of 8 Gravestones (1977), Summer Vacation 1999 (1988), Demon Pond (1979), Rappaccini's Daughter (1980). 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: serious, stylized, atmospheric, mind bending, exciting ...
Plot: love and romance, daring rescue, adventure, romance, time travel, heroic mission, countryside, legends and myths, ship, wooing, obsession, surrealism ...
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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: twins, poison, village, possession, samurai, waterfall, greed, curse, warrior, inheritance, murder, private detective ...
Time: year 1977, 16th century, 70s
Place: japan
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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: melancholy, doppelganger, all female cast, metamorphosis, adolescence, sexual repression, androgyny, friendship, father son relationship, school, painter, student ...
Time: 90s, 80s, future, year 1999
Place: japan
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Demon Pond (1979)
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
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: train, funeral, death, flashback, rain, husband wife relationship, legend, dragon, human sacrifice, flood, doll, drought ...
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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: nerd, love, father daughter relationship, student, death, forbidden love, curse, girl next door, garden, murder, tragic love, star crossed lovers
Time: 18th century
Place: italy
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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: samurai, criminal, deception, brother sister incest, water, autumn, wind, sister, bandit, moon, husband, ghost ...
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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.
Style: retro
Plot: human experiment, nudity (full frontal - brief), female nudity, drugs, sex, murder, surrealism, male nudity, dream, nightmare, gay, incest ...
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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
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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: nudity (full frontal - brief), mad scientist, surrealism, doppelganger, dream, literature, brain, murder, human experiment, suicide, embryo, hiding place
Time: 1920s
Place: japan
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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, surreal, humorous, ambiguous ending, cult film
Plot: hitman, hypnosis, murder, losing-it hero, social relations, back from the dead, crimes, dark humor, resurrection, masturbation, gay slur, undead ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
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Baober in Love (2004)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Liu Zhi, a young man, depressed and trapped in a loveless marriage with a dominating girl, meets Baober (an ageless young girl) on a Beijing street one day. They fall in love and start to live a strange, mysterious life....
Plot: adultery, surrealism, insanity, subway, beach, cremation, chinese, videotaping, flashback, contractor, internet chat, bathtub ...
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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: road movie, allegory, whimsical
Plot: filmmaker, surrealism, bicycle, elderly, mother daughter relationship, death, love, angel, ghost town, suicidal, trailer trash, weirdo ...
Place: new england, utah
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A Dead Man Visits the Living (1988)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Directed by Huang Jian-zhong.
Plot: artist, guilt, fear, death, narrow mindedness, nudity (full frontal - brief), demon, thief, bus, afterlife, corruption, bureaucracy ...
Place: china
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Edgar Allan Poe's Darkness (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When a group of young actors adapt an Edgar Allan Poe tale into a theater production, the line between truth and fiction becomes terrifyingly blurred as elements from the harrowing story begin to bleed over into reality. The ensemble soon comes to ...
Style: low-budget
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The Wizard Hunter: The Hunt for Evangelion Crowley (2022)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A detective of lost Art masterpieces will discover his hidden legacy and his true identity during his last mission.
Plot: magic, wizards, hunter, sword, nudity (full frontal - brief), murder, martial arts, flashback, fight, surrealism, world war two, psychology ...
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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, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
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Zigeunerweisen (1980)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 144 min.
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Duration: 95 min.
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Duration: 114 min.
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Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance, Thriller
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Sicilian Ghost Story (2017)
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Duration: 88 min.
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Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance
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Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 71 min.
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Journey to the Shore (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan, France
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Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
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Duration: 125 min.
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Plot: murder, infatuation, schoolgirl, love affair, male nudity, insanity, extramarital affair
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The Birch Tree (1967)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 92 min.
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