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Tetsuo, the Iron Man (1989)
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Tetsuo, the Iron Man (1989)
Original name: 鉄男
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 67 min.
Story: Tetsuo: The Iron Man is a 1989 Japanese cyberpunk film by cult-film director Shinya Tsukamoto produced by Japan Home Video. This, his third film, is an extremely graphic but also strikingly-filmed fantasy shot in the same low-budget, underground-production style as his first two films. Revolving around the transformation of people into grotesque hybrids of flesh and metal, Tetsuo is above all an overwhelming audiovisual experience, set to a brain-pounding score by Chu Ishikawa and complemented by suitably exaggerated sound effects.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, futuristic, serious, sexual, stylized, offbeat, suspenseful, scary, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: metal, superhuman powers, transformation, gore, hit and run, gory, androids and robots, factory, mad scientist, fetishism, urban, zombie, apocalypse, cyberpunk, chaos and mayhem, surrealism, future dystopia, memory loss, technology gone awry, mutant, good versus evil, danger, deadly, imaginary, chaos ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, scary and rough films with plots about danger, deadly, supernatural, chaos, imaginary, escapades and mad scientist mostly in Horror, Sci-Fi and Action genres. Some movies like Tetsuo, the Iron Man: Tetsuo II: Body Hammer (1992), Tetsuo: The Bullet Man (2009), Helldriver (2010), Rubber's Lover (1996), Screams of Blasphemy (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Tetsuo II: Body Hammer (1992)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Tetsuo II: Body Hammer is a 1992 Japanese science fiction/horror film directed by Shinya Tsukamoto. It is a bigger-budget reworking of the same director's 1989 movie Tetsuo: The Iron Man, utilizing similar themes and ideas to the earlier film ...
Style: surreal, serious, rough, futuristic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, superhuman powers, rooftop, telephone conversation, kidnapping, gang, vengeance, master villain, superhero, urban, fighting crime, apocalypse ...
Place: tokyo, asia, japan
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Tetsuo: The Bullet Man (2009)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 71 min.
Story: An American named Anthony is living and working in Tokyo and married to a Japanese woman. When their son is killed by the same driver who creates the Tetsuos in previous films, he makes the transformation into Tetsuo.
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, exciting, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: body horror, metal, androids and robots, secret identity, superhuman powers, good versus evil, future dystopia, technology gone awry, danger, deadly, imaginary, disorder ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan, tokyo
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Helldriver (2010)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Stilling reeling from the events of a zombie apocalypse, a young woman, along with a group of allies, makes her way across a dystopian Japan in search of her mother, the Zombie Queen.
Style: semi serious, exciting, dark humor, surreal, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
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Rubber's Lover (1996)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, bleak ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Screams of Blasphemy (1991)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Pinocchio 964 is a memory-wiped sex slave who is thrown out by his owners for failure to maintain an erection. It is unclear in what ways he has been modified beyond having no memory and being unable to communicate. He is discovered by Himiko while ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, atmospheric, bleak ...
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Place: japan
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Meatball Machine (2005)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
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Place: asia, japan
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Syngenor: Synthesized Genetic Organism (1990)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A scientist engineers a group of genetically engineered cyborgs for use as "super soldiers" to fight U.S. wars in the Middle East. However, things get ugly when the cyborgs malfunction and turn on their creators.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
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From Beyond (1986)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of scientists have developed the Resonator, a machine which allows whoever is within range to see beyond normal perceptible reality. But when the experiment succeeds, they are immediately attacked by terrible life forms.
Style: scary, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, sinister ...
Plot: mad scientist, body horror, experiment, gory, bondage, laboratory, zombie, supernatural ability, murder, parallel world, supernatural, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 80s
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Parasite (1982)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Paul Dean has created a deadly parasite that is now attached to his stomach. He and his female companion, Patricia Welles, must find a way to destroy it while also trying to avoid Ricus, his rednecks, and an evil government agent named Merchant.
Style: futuristic, rough, serious, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: desert, small town, on the run, gang, mad scientist, androids and robots, gory, laboratory, deadly creature, zombie, save the world, survival ...
Time: future, year 1992, 80s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
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Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Naked Blood: Megyaku (1996)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 76 min.
Story: A scientist taints his mother's scientific experiment with his own drug that transforms pain into a pleasurable experience. Unfortunately for the three women involved in the experiment, the drug works a little bit too well.
Style: serious, sexual, scary, erotic, psychotronic ...
Plot: gore, drug abuse, nihilism, obsession, gory, experiment gone awry, woman in danger, deadly, life is a bitch, supernatural, mad scientist, sexual abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
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Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, offbeat, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
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Country: Hong Kong, Japan
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Audience: boys' night
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Place: kindergarten, canada
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Style: scary, serious, rough, suspenseful, bloody ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Bio-Dead (2009)
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Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: After a devastating biological disaster kills twelve million people, a hazmat team searches the contaminated wasteland for survivors. But what they find is a vicious predator hungry for human flesh.
Style: serious, realistic, scary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: offbeat, serious, suspenseful, scary, exciting
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Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: The year is 1998, six years after the nuke wars reduced the world to rubble and a few bands of wandering survivors. One of these groups stumbles into an abandoned government research facility, where they were working on making the body capable of ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, rough
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Gantz (2010)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 130 min.
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Style: futuristic, serious, stylized, suspenseful, exciting ...
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It's Alive III: Island of the Alive (1987)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, rough, tense ...
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Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
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Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, rough
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Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, scary, offbeat ...
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Time: 80s
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Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A mad scientist implants an electronic device into the brain of an injured soldier, which turns him into a psychotic killer.
Style: serious, rough, offbeat, scary
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Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
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Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, offbeat
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Toxic Avenger Part II (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The Toxic Avenger is lured to Tokyo, Japan by the evil corporation Apocalypse Inc. So while the Toxic Avenger is fighting crime in Tokyo, Apocalypse Inc. spread evil in Tromaville.
Style: humorous, futuristic, not serious, psychotronic, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
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Time: 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Venus Flytrap (1970)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 94 min.
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Style: serious, bleak, offbeat, suspenseful, scary ...
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Time: 20th century, 60s
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The Last Man on Earth (1964)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 86 min.
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Style: atmospheric, bleak, serious, scary, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Hybrid (1997)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
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Style: futuristic, bleak, serious, rough, scary
Audience: boys' night
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Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
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