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, surreal, suspenseful, offbeat, serious, stylized, psychotronic, allegory
Plot: mental institution, blasphemy, faked death, psychopath, danger, haunted by the past, society, social misfits, curses spells and rituals, doctors and patients, sexual abuse, s&m, gory, mental illness, dark secret, humiliation, imaginary, wrongfully committed, edgar allan poe, black mass, imaginary kingdom, rape, prostitute, religion, forest ...
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, atmospheric, surreal and serious films with plots about danger, surrealism, escapades, imaginary, society, storytelling and suprisingly clever mostly in Animation, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Lunacy: Lesson Faust (1994), Rocks in My Pockets (2014), Greedy Guts (2000), 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, clay, supernatural ability, devil, love and romance, unfulfillment, destructive relationship, map, temptation ...
Place: prague, europe, tokyo
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95%
Rocks in My Pockets (2014)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Latvia
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, psychological, atmospheric, stylized, surreal ...
Plot: strong female presence, mental illness, depression, women, family relations, imaginary, hopes, redemption, mental health, escapades, female director, suicide attempt ...
Place: soviet union, ussr, latvia
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 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, couple relations, parents and children, surrealism, childless couple, dark humor, killer child, monster, secret, absurdism, family relations, body horror ...
Time: 90s
Place: central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 6.7
 1K
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, serious ...
Plot: surrealism, uncover truth, mysterious character, crimes, society, haunted by the past, murder, social misfits, life is a bitch, mystery, misfit, axe ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: czechoslovakia, prague, czech republic, poland, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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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: captivating, atmospheric, suspenseful, puppet animation, suspense ...
Plot: village, curses spells and rituals, danger, ancient mystery, social relations, imaginary, escapades, obsessive quest, prison escape, surrealism, religions or cults, village life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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, controversial, realistic, semi serious, surreal ...
Plot: interracial relations, city life, sexual dysfunction, racism, sexual frustration, pinball, virgin, surrealism, marijuana, strong sexual content, family relations, adult virgin ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 4.2
 193
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: suspenseful, exciting, semi serious, scary
Plot: zombie, good versus evil, gory, danger, escapades, supernatural, heroes, curses spells and rituals, deadly, mentally unstable, dead, blood ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: atmospheric, surreal, suspenseful, bleak, serious ...
Plot: nightmare, nightmare comes true, danger, dangerous animal, cowardliness, dangerous attraction, couples, fear, ghost, monster, dog, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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, contemplative, psychological, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: unemployment, hopes, society, friends, friendship, self discovery, introspection, materialism, small town, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, bad trip ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles, northern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, city life, unfulfilled love, romance, love and romance, fall in love, cause and meaning, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, postmodernism, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: bleak, psychological, suspenseful, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, danger, anti heroes, conspiracy, gory, godparent, contests and competitions, escapades, master villain, life is a bitch, heroes, rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.4
 148
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: atmospheric, stylized, surreal, serious, offbeat
Plot: imaginary, family problems, death in the family, human nature, homecoming, dealing with death, unfulfillment, single woman, mother daughter relationship, teacher, singleness, benign alien ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.6
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Memories (1995)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In this anime trilogy, a salvage ship crew happens upon a haunted vessel in Magnetic Rose; a cold tablet turns a lab worker into a biological weapon in Stink Bomb; and an urban populace carries on an endless war with an unseen foe in Cannon Fodder. ...
Style: anthology, surreal, exciting, futuristic, enigmatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: distopia, outer space, adventure, danger, imaginary, memories, escapades, chaos, life is a bitch, space travel, gun, war ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
It's Such a Beautiful Day (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
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 instability, mental disorder, immortality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.3
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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, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lucifer, female whipping, supernatural, supernatural ability, haunted by the past, afterlife, vengeance, save the world, danger, good versus evil, deal with the devil, chaos ...
Time: 15th century
Place: sweden, europe
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56%
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Monkey Dust (2003)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 29 min.
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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, offbeat, clever, humorous ...
Plot: satire, antisocial behavior, sexual abuse, dark humor, life is a bitch, child abuse, manipulation, dysfunctional family, terrorism, society, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.8
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Mind Game (2004)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan, USA
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, humorous, touching ...
Plot: self discovery, righting the wronged, family relations, adventure, danger, hopes, dealing with death, supernatural, family in danger, siblings relations, couples, old love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: rough, suspenseful, exciting, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, deadly creature, murder, military base, secret movement, good versus evil, heroic mission, gory, battles, deadly, danger, supernatural ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 4.8
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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, futuristic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: a.i., leadership, fighting crime, investigation, heroes, undercover, save the world, rivalry, adventure, heroic mission, race against time, society ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, heroes, adventure, save the world, a.i., danger, escapades, dark past, apocalypse, destiny, future dystopia ...
Time: future, 2030s
Place: latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: offbeat, surreal, humorous, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: kidnapping, dog, adventure, french, mafia, escapades, rescue, danger, friendship, championship, old woman, boy ...
Time: 1930s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: haunted by the past, bully, high school, teenage life, human nature, society, youth, life is a bitch, reunited friends, bullying, class differences, loss of wife ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: atmospheric, witty, humorous, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: satire, good versus evil, puppetry, supernatural, survival, social misfits, ghost, escapades, imaginary, society, purgatory, hypocrite ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (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, space travel, imaginary, save the world, future dystopia, escapades, danger, life is a bitch, young heroes, society, worldwide chaos, apocalypse ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 8.1
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Mary and Max (2009)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A tale of friendship between two unlikely pen pals: Mary, a lonely, eight-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max, a forty-four-year old, severely obese man living in New York. In the mid-1970's, a homely, friendless ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, stylized, sentimental ...
Plot: loneliness, social misfits, friendship, depression, letter, unlikely friendships, correspondence, neighbor, young woman, asperger's syndrome, mental illness, suffering ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: australia, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.3
 68K
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, drinking alcohol, drinking, infidelity, philosophy, life philosophy ...
Time: 2000s
Place: cincinnati ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Batman has stopped the reign of terror that The Mutants had cast upon his city. Now an old foe wants a reunion and the government wants The Man of Steel to put a stop to Batman.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret identity, distopia, superhero, police officer, batman, fighting crime, heroes, good versus evil, imaginary, crimes, protector, master villain ...
Time: 21st century, future, 80s
Place: usa, ussr, washington d.c., soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, exciting, stylized, serious
Plot: gory, haunted by the past, ancient mystery, riddles and clues, imaginary kingdom, danger, imaginary, deadly, obsessive quest, superhero, river, lake or river ...
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.7
 73K
Paprika (2006)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patient's dreams is stolen, all hell breaks loose. Only a young female therapist can stop it: Paprika.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, psychological, twists and turns, philosophical ...
Plot: surveillance, investigation, villain, hallucination, mental illness, deception, fairy, dreams, scientist, research, psychiatrist, human nature ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
I Married a Strange Person! (1997)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A newlywed develops a strange lump on his neck that gives him the ability to transform people or objects at will. His wife is very upset. Meanwhile, the CEO of Smilecorp learns of this man and his ability and sees a way to achieve world domination ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, surreal, offbeat, enigmatic ...
Plot: supernatural ability, imaginary, wish come true, couples, surrealism, insanity, absurd humor, creativity, newlyweds, moral ambiguity, dark hero, brutality ...
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%