Movies like Lunacy

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Lunacy (2005)
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Lunacy (2005)
Original name: Šílení
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Horror
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Loosely based on two short stories by Edgar Allan Poe and inspired by the works of the Marquis de Sade. In 19th century France a young man is plagued by nightmares in which he is dragged off to a madhouse. On the journey back from his mother’s funeral he is invited by a Marquis he meets at lunch to spend the night in his castle. There he witnesses a blasphemous orgy and a ‘therapeutic’ funeral. He tries to flee but is taken to a lunatic asylum where the patients have complete freedom and the staff are locked up behind bars.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, rough, suspenseful, surreal, serious, stylized, psychotronic, allegory, offbeat
Plot: mental institution, blasphemy, faked death, psychopath, society, social misfits, doctors and patients, haunted by the past, curses spells and rituals, sexual abuse, s&m, mental illness, dark secret, humiliation, wrongfully committed, black mass, imaginary kingdom, rape, prostitute, forest, escape, religion, snow, slave, doctor ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, czech republic

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Most similar movies to Lunacy

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out stylized, surreal, atmospheric and serious films with plots about surrealism, danger, escapades, imaginary, society, heroes and brutality mostly in Animation, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Lunacy: Lesson Faust (1994), Greedy Guts (2000), Rocks in My Pockets (2014), Alois Nebel (2011), The Apostle (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Lesson Faust (1994)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Czech Republic, France, UK, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A very free adaptation of Marlowe's 'Doctor Faustus', Goethe's 'Faust' and various other treatments of the old legend of the man who sold his soul to the devil. Svankmajer's Faust is a nondescript man who, after ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, thought provoking, stylized, serious ...
Plot: surrealism, puppet, deal with the devil, philosophy, supernatural ability, devil, temptation, map, supernatural, good versus evil, unfulfillment, heroes ...
Place: prague, europe, tokyo
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95%
 7.3
 6K
Greedy Guts (2000)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic, UK, Japan
Duration: 132 min.
Story: When a childless couple learn that they cannot have children, it causes great distress. To ease his wife's pain, the man finds a piece of root in the backyard and chops it and varnishes it into the shape of a child. However the woman takes the ...
Style: psychological, surreal, suspenseful, atmospheric, humorous ...
Plot: baby, parents and children, couple relations, surrealism, dark humor, monster, secret, killer child, childless couple, absurdism, family relations, tree ...
Time: 90s
Place: central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Rocks in My Pockets (2014)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: Latvia, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A fantastical tale based on true events, about five women of Signe Baumane's family, including herself, and their battles with depression and madness.
Style: humorous, atmospheric, stylized, psychological, semi serious ...
Plot: strong female presence, mental illness, depression, redemption, hopes, family relations, mental health, women, escapades, large family, mental institution, suicide ...
Place: ussr, latvia
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 6.6
 2K
Alois Nebel (2011)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Germany
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A train dispatcher encounters a mute stranger who appears out of nowhere, and finds himself mysteriously involved with a murder in Poland. The end of the eighties in the twentieth century. Alois Nebel works as a dis­patcher at the small railway ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, captivating, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: surrealism, mysterious character, uncover truth, crimes, society, haunted by the past, murder, mystery, misfit, social misfits, life is a bitch, bittersweet ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: czechoslovakia, prague, czech republic, central europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 6.8
 737
The Apostle (2012)
Genre: Animation, Horror
Country: Spain
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A prisoner recently escaped from prison tries to recover the loot he hid a few years earlier in a remote and secluded village, but what there is is a sentence worse than jail. Claims elderly, strange disappearances, spirits, a peculiar priest and to ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Plot: village, curses spells and rituals, social relations, obsessive quest, escapades, prison escape, ancient mystery, surrealism, religions or cults, society, village life, secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
It's Such a Beautiful Day (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 62 min.
Story: Bill struggles to put together his shattered psyche, in this new feature film version of Don Hertzfeldt's animated short film trilogy.
Style: surreal, thought provoking, atmospheric, humorous, philosophical ...
Plot: illness, surrealism, nightmare, hospital, divorced parents, introspection, direction and purpose, hopes, mental illness, mental disorder, immortality, mental health ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 4.1
 216
Dead Fury (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Animated parody of such horror classics as "Evil Dead" and "The Hills Have Eyes".
Style: exciting, semi serious, suspenseful, scary
Plot: zombie, good versus evil, escapades, supernatural, heroes, mentally unstable, curses spells and rituals, dead, rivalry, evil, eye, rage ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Heavy Traffic (1973)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: An "underground" cartoonist contends with life in the inner city, where various unsavory characters serve as inspiration for his artwork.
Style: adult animation, realistic, semi serious, surreal, rough ...
Plot: interracial relations, city life, sexual dysfunction, racism, surrealism, sexual frustration, marijuana, virgin, strong sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief), misfit, social misfits ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Surviving Life (Theory and Practice) (2010)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Eugene, an aging man, leads a double life – one real, the other in his dreams. He goes to see a psychoanalyst, who tries to interpret the meaning of his dreams. Eugene finds a way of entering his dream-world at will and finds out about his ...
Style: semi serious, witty, humorous, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: elderly, hopes, escape from reality, impossible love, moral dilemma, crumbling marriage, introspection, aging, couple relations, couples, love and romance, dream ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.4
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Alice (1988)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Czechoslovakia, Switzerland, UK, West Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A quiet young English girl named Alice finds herself in an alternate version of her own reality after chasing a white rabbit. She becomes surrounded by living inanimate objects and stuffed dead animals, and must find a way out of this nightmare- no ...
Style: surreal, stylized, atmospheric, clever, humorous ...
Plot: rabbit, toys, tombs and skeletons, fictional reality, animal life, young heroes, youth, escapades, heroes, curses spells and rituals, imaginary kingdom, card playing ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1860s, 19th century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Glitch in the Grid (2011)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Three artists struggling against the grid of society find spiritual renewal.
Style: experimental, psychological, surreal, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: unemployment, self discovery, introspection, friendship, friends, society, hopes, small town, materialism, bad trip, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles, northern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Collected Shorts of Jan Svankmajer (2003)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: For the past 40 years, Jan Svankmajer (Faust, Conspirators of Pleasure) has been hailed as one of cinema's most consistently surprising, wildly imaginative, and remarkable surrealists of our time. Utilizing a delirious combination of puppets, ...
Style: avant garde, psychological, disturbing, surreal, weird ...
Plot: surrealism, puppet, humanity in peril, human flesh, multiple storylines, human existence, pig, death, guinea pig, compilation, edgar allan poe, coffin
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
An Oversimplification of Her Beauty (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A quixotic artist hypothesizes about why he feels bad when a mystery girl stands him up. The event prompts him to ask: what's the content of a momentary feeling? Is it the sum of your experiences? And perhaps more importantly, are your ...
Style: experimental, surreal, stylized, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: introspection, young lovers, unfulfilled love, city life, cause and meaning, love and romance, romance, fall in love, postmodernism, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, performer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.2
 169
The Toe Tactic (2008)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Mona is nearly overwhelmed by grief and depression. After her father's death, she's cut herself off: leaving teaching - she now temps as an office assistant, ignoring her mother's calls, talking to herself in mirrors, and rejecting ...
Style: serious, surreal, stylized, atmospheric, offbeat
Plot: family problems, unfulfillment, dealing with death, death in the family, human nature, homecoming, single woman, mother daughter relationship, teacher, benign alien, singleness, songwriter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Black Jack: The Movie (1996)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Black Jack is a master surgeon who possesses impeccable skills, enabling him to perform operations that are impossible for even the finest surgeons. He now is faced with his most difficult task to date and must challenge the limits of medical ...
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, bleak, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: godparent, save the planet, master villain, life is a bitch, contests and competitions, rescue, society, prodigy, uncover truth, escapades, heroes, rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 8.5
 2K
Monkey Dust (2003)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 29 min.
TV show
Story: Monkey Dust is a British satirical cartoon, notorious for its dark humour and handling of taboo topics such as bestiality, murder, suicide and paedophilia. There were three series broadcast on BBC Three between 2003 and 2005. Following co-creator ...
Style: cynical, surreal, suspense, not serious, biting ...
Plot: dark humor, satire, antisocial behavior, sexual abuse, life is a bitch, manipulation, dysfunctional family, missing person, terrorism, society, social misfits, child abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.2
 1K
Lady Death (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The movie begins in 15th century Sweden, where Hope, the beautiful daughter of Matthias, a skilled mercenary who is in actuality a demon, is accused of being the devil's consort. Sentenced by the town priest to be burned at the stake, Matthias, ...
Style: gothic, exciting, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lucifer, supernatural, supernatural ability, haunted by the past, vengeance, female whipping, betrayal, rivalry, survival, good versus evil, save the world, destiny ...
Time: 15th century
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Welcome to Irabu's Office (2009)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Welcome to Irabu's Office, where you may be greeted by a man in a bear mask, holding a giant needle, who’s ready to cure your ills. Get to know the eccentric Dr. Ichirou Irabu who has a fetish for injections, and a rather strange methodology. ...
Style: surreal, captivating, humorous, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: psychiatrist, society, doctor, surrealism, psychiatry, social relations, doctors, psychiatric patient, introspection, unconventional method, doctors and patients, acrobat ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Blood: The Last Vampire (2000)
Genre: Animation, Action, Horror
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 48 min.
Story: In Japan, the vampire-hunter Saya, who is a powerful original, is sent by her liaison with the government, David, posed as a teenage student to the Yokota High School on the eve of Halloween to hunt down vampires. Saya asks David to give a new ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, deadly creature, murder, military base, heroic mission, good versus evil, secret movement, battles, escapades, rivalry, supernatural, graphic violence ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Blue Gender: The Warrior (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: It is a time of chaos. Earth is no longer what it used to be. It has been infested with a bug like species called the Blue. Yuji Kaido, who has a mysterious disease, is put into suspended animation until a cure is found. When he wakes up Yuji learns ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, heroic mission, save the world, adventure, heroes, a.i., escapades, dark past, destiny, alien encounter, future dystopia, apocalypse ...
Time: 2030s, future
Place: latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.8
 457
Sin: The Movie (2000)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: It is the near future, and the city of Freeport teeters on the verge of total collapse. The twin tides of rampant crime and ruinous graft face only one barrier: the elite strike force HARDCORPS. Led by Colonel John Blade, HARDCORPS is the last force ...
Style: serious, stylized, rough, futuristic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: a.i., heroic mission, rivalry, fighting crime, save the world, investigation, leadership, heroes, undercover, adventure, race against time, society ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Triplets of Belleville (2003)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Canada, UK, Latvia, USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: When her grandson is kidnapped during the Tour de France, Madame Souza and her beloved pooch Bruno team up with the Belleville Sisters--an aged song-and-dance team from the days of Fred Astaire--to rescue him.
Style: surreal, humorous, semi serious, feel good, witty ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: kidnapping, dog, french, adventure, chase, escapades, rescue, friendship, friends, championship, riding a bicycle, old woman ...
Time: 1930s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.2
 71K
Anomalisa (2015)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man crippled by the mundanity of his life experiences something out of the ordinary.
Style: surreal, melancholic, atmospheric, depressing, psychological ...
Plot: depression, nightmare, existentialism, love at first sight, loneliness, sex, puppet, infidelity, philosophy, life philosophy, adaptation, character study ...
Time: 2000s
Place: cincinnati ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Wolf House (2018)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Horror
Country: Chile, Germany
Duration: 75 min.
Story: María, a girl from Colonia Dignidad, in Chile —a kind of sectarian community, tyrannically mastered by the ruthless Paul Schäfer, a German madman, religious fanatic and child predator, who would end up turning the place into a torture center at ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, psychological, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: military dictatorship, political unrest, running for your life, colony, fleeing, political prisoner, runaway, political persecution, female protagonist, german, history of chile, fire ...
Place: chile, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Dante's Inferno (2007)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A darkly comedic travelogue of the underworld - set against an all-too-familiar urban backdrop of used car lots, gated communities, strip malls, and the U.S. Capitol. And populated with a contemporary cast of reprobates, including famous - and ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, atmospheric, futuristic ...
Plot: good versus evil, satire, puppetry, supernatural, ghost, escapades, social misfits, survival, society, hypocrite, purgatory, greed ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Fear(s) of the Dark (2007)
Genre: Animation, Horror, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Several scary black-and-white animated segments in different styles appeal to our fear(s) of the dark.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, suspenseful, bleak, serious ...
Plot: nightmare, dangerous animal, nightmare comes true, cowardice, dangerous attraction, couples, fear, ghost, monster, isolation, death, dog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The King of Pigs (2011)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After his business goes bankrupt, 30 something Kyeong-Min kills his wife impulsively. Hiding his anger, he seeks out his former middle school classmate Jong-Seok. Jong-Seok now works as a ghostwriter for an autobiography, but he dreams of writing ...
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, rough
Plot: bully, haunted by the past, high school, reunited friends, life is a bitch, society, youth, teenage life, human nature, class differences, bullying, humiliation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.7
 9K
Mind Game (2004)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The film follows Nishi, a loser who has a crush on his childhood girlfriend. After an encounter with the Japanese mafia, the film follows Nishi as he journeys to heaven and back, and ends up trapped in an even more unlikely place.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, stylized, touching, humorous ...
Plot: self discovery, family relations, righting the wronged, family in danger, supernatural, adventure, dealing with death, hopes, couples, old love, siblings relations, changing the past or future ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: 14 years after third impact, Ikari Shinji awakens to a world he does not remember. He hasn't aged. Much of Earth is laid in ruins, Nerv has been dismantled, and people who he once protected have turned against him. Befriending the enigmatic ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, bleak, surreal, futuristic ...
Plot: androids and robots, homosexual subtext, future dystopia, save the world, space travel, worldwide chaos, life is a bitch, young heroes, society, escapades, apocalypse, father son relationship ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Bayonetta: Bloody Fate (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Bayonetta: Bloody Fate follows the story of the witch Bayonetta, as she defeats the blood-thirsty Angels and tries to remember her past from before the time she awoke, 20 years ago. Along her side are a mysterious little girl who keeps calling her ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, exciting, serious
Plot: haunted by the past, ancient mystery, riddles and clues, obsessive quest, imaginary kingdom, superhero, river, changing the past or future, rivalry, vengeance, wizards and magicians, gory ...
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%