Movies like Tetsuo, the Iron Man

If you like "Tetsuo, the Iron Man" you are looking for surreal, atmospheric and serious movies about / with metal, transformation, gore, superhuman powers, hit and run, androids and robots and gory themes of Horror and Sci-Fi genre shot in Japan.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
Tetsuo, the Iron Man (1989)
 7.0
 16K
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, serious, futuristic, sexual, stylized, offbeat, suspenseful, scary, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: metal, transformation, gore, superhuman powers, hit and run, androids and robots, gory, factory, mad scientist, fetishism, zombie, urban, 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

Movie in categories

Most similar movies to Tetsuo, the Iron Man

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, scary and rough films with plots about danger, supernatural, deadly, chaos, gory, escapades and violence 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), Teenage Caveman (2002), Rubber's Lover (1996), Helldriver (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, rough, serious, futuristic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, telephone conversation, rooftop, kidnapping, superhuman powers, gang, vengeance, master villain, urban, superhero, fighting crime, apocalypse ...
Place: tokyo, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: metal, body horror, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Teenage Caveman (2002)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In a post-apocalyptic future mankind is lives in a prehistoric manner. After killing his father for sexually assaulting his girlfriend, the son of a tribal leader runs away with a group of his teenage friends. They are taken in by Neil and Judith ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, futuristic, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sex, gory, deadly creature, social misfits, mutant, ruins, cavemen, vampire, zombie, survival, apocalypse, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: future, stone age
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 694
Rubber's Lover (1996)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A powerful and secretive corporation is conducting underground psychic experiments utilizing Digital Direct Drive, otherwise known as DDD. While under the influence of the drug ether, the human subjects are outfitted in rubber suits and bombarded ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, scary, bleak ...
Plot: surrealism, metamorphosis, fetish, brutality, violence, sex, laboratory, hostages, experiment gone awry, experiment, crazy, future dystopia ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Movie in collections
 5.4
 1K
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
Plot: zombie, gore, master warrior, gory, alien, good versus evil, apocalypse, heroic mission, deadly, rivalry, supernatural, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 ...
Plot: vomiting, violence, pinocchio, a.i., androids and robots, man versus machine, save the world, apocalypse, curses spells and rituals, future dystopia, technology gone awry, danger ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.7
 18K
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, experiment, gory, body horror, bondage, laboratory, zombie, murder, parallel world, supernatural, chaos and mayhem, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 3.6
 2K
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 ⇓
32%
Movie in collections
gory movies
3558
80s movies
80s
4264
sexual movies
3117
stylized movies
7611
 6.5
 15K
Shivers (1975)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The residents of a suburban high-rise apartment building are being infected by a strain of parasites that turn them into mindless, sex-crazed fiends out to infect others by the slightest sexual contact.
Style: sexual, serious, offbeat, scary, witty ...
Plot: zombie, body horror, parasite, mad scientist, gory, island, sexual attraction, panic, attack, race against time, violence spree, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Meatball Machine (2005)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Capable of making bio-mechanical weapons out of human flesh, alien parasites grotesquely invade the Earth, turning their hosts into maniacal killers who seek and destroy each other to the bloody death! And yes, it s also a human love story, even ...
Style: dark humor, serious, suspenseful, scary, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, parasite, gory, deadly creature, factory, mad scientist, invasion, zombie, alien encounter, danger, deadly, imaginary ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.9
 21K
The Brood (1979)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man tries to uncover an unconventional psychologist's therapy techniques on his institutionalized wife, while a series of brutal attacks committed by a brood of mutant children coincides with the husband's investigation.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: body horror, mutant, murder, attic, strangulation, divorce, dwarf, psychologist, supernatural, vengeance, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: kindergarten, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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
Plot: a.i., gory, battle zone, laboratory, androids and robots, creature, super soldier, scientist, dangerous animal, deadly creature, mad scientist, superhuman powers ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.6
 9K
C.H.U.D. (1984)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A rash of bizarre murders in New York City seems to point to a group of grotesquely deformed vagrants living in the sewers. A courageous policeman, a photo journalist and his girlfriend, and a nutty bum, who seems to know a lot about the creatures, ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, monster, toxic, gore, blood, police investigation, cannibal, bum, blood splatter, shower, police, decapitation ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Humanoids from the Deep (1980)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: They're not human. But they hunt human women. Not for killing. For mating.
Style: scary, rough, serious, suspenseful, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: rape, carnival, mass murder, fisherman, boat, exploitation, gory, mad scientist, zombie, anti heroes, village, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Rats: Night of Terror (1984)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: One hundred years after a nuclear war has devastated the planet, society has been reborn into two factions; the underground society and the scavangers above in the wastelands. A group of scavangers on bikes come across a town infested with flesh ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, serious, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Plot: rat, survivor, mutant, dangerous animal, deadly creature, laboratory, gory, urban, danger, survival, save the world, deadly ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Last Man on Earth (1964)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Robert Morgan is the last man on earth, as far as he can tell. A plague killed everyone else on the planet several years ago. He was immune to it, and can only guess why. Vampires that were formerly human attack Morgan's home every night
Style: atmospheric, bleak, serious, scary, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: antidote, vampire, zombie, apocalypse, plague, end of the world, blood, night, survivor, dead man, blindness, steak ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 3.5
 3K
Carnosaur (1993)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: After being driven to extinction, great bloodthirsty dinosaurs come back to life with the assistance of a demented genetic scientist. She plans to replace the human race with a super-race of dinosaurs who will not pollute the planet.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, offbeat, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mad scientist, desert, gore, vegetarian, dinosaur, gory, dangerous animal, deadly creature, save the world, chaos and mayhem, experiment gone awry, technology gone awry ...
Time: 90s, prehistory
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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
Plot: superhero, gore, gory, mutant, anti heroes, apocalypse, master villain, vengeance, social misfits, parody, superhuman powers, fighting crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, japan, tokyo, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 19K
The Signal (2007)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A horror film told in three parts, from three perspectives, in which a mysterious transmission that turns people into killers invades every cell phone, radio, and television.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, scary, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gory, psychopath, chaos, infidelity, deadly creature, zombie, vengeance, serial killer, apocalypse, slasher, survival, violence spree ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.7
 665
Wicked City (1992)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Hong Kong, Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on the popular Japanese sci-fi comic strip, "Wicked City" is about a futuristic Hong Kong on the verge of a take over by the Reptoids--ruthless monsters disguised as humans. They work amongst us, they live within us and their destiny ...
Style: futuristic, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, evil alien, master villain, save the world, alien encounter, future dystopia, heroic mission, space wars, good versus evil, danger, escapades, heroes ...
Time: future
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Day of the Triffids (1963)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A shower of meteorites produces a rare night time spectacle that blinds anyone that looks at it. As it was such a beautiful sight, most people were watching, and as a consequence, 99% of the World's population go completely blind. In the ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, enigmatic, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: blindness, alien invasion, meteor, mutant, deadly creature, save the world, alien life-form, survival, alien encounter, heroic mission, danger, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, spain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.0
 11K
The Ring 2 (1999)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: While investigating the horrifying death of her boyfriend, Mai Takano (Miki Nakatani) learns about a videotape haunted by the spirit of a disturbing girl named Sadako, which kills anyone who watches it exactly one week later. When her boyfriend’s ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: ghost, curse, good versus evil, vengeance, supernatural ability, mystery, supernatural, female corpse, crimes, danger, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 3.6
 2K
Creepozoids (1987)
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: serious, suspenseful, scary, rough
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: laboratory, desert, gory, deadly creature, mad scientist, zombie, race against time, save the world, survival, apocalypse, chaos and mayhem, experiment gone awry ...
Time: future, year 1998
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Movie in collections
zombie movies
1734
scary movies
4765
urban movies
2212
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 ⇓
23%
 3.9
 74
Bio-Dead (2009)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
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
Plot: zombie, torture chamber, ghoul, blood, gore, torture, ghost, apocalypse, bio weapon, gory, danger, deadly ...
Time: near future, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Zombie Diaries (2006)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In the early part of the 21st Century, an unknown virus began spreading among the populous. Within weeks it had engulfed the entire planet, from the smallest communities to the greatest cities. Upon the death of its host, the virus would reanimate ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, scary, futuristic
Plot: zombie, race against time, deadly creature, gory, survival, apocalypse, rescue, chaos and mayhem, experiment gone awry, danger, on the run, future dystopia ...
Time: 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.6
 14K
Pulse (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: After one of their friends commits suicide, strange things begin happening to a group of young Tokyo residents. One of them sees visions of his dead friend in the shadows on the wall, while another's computer keeps showing strange, ghostly ...
Style: scary, stylized, atmospheric, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: ghost, internet, suicide, student, computer, supernatural, computers and web, afterlife, mystery, confined, isolation, technophobia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: tokyo, asia, latin america, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Frankenstein Conquers the World (1965)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: During WWII, a human heart taken from Dr. Frankenstein's lab and is kept in Japan where it gets exposed to the radiation of the bombing of Hiroshima. The heart grows in size, mutates and eventually becomes an indestuctable humanoid. Later, a ...
Style: offbeat, serious, suspenseful, scary, exciting
Plot: giant monster, octopus, monster, scientist, radiation, frankenstein's monster, frankenstein, false accusation, dangerous animal, deadly creature, laboratory, mad scientist ...
Time: 1960s, 1940s, year 1945
Place: asia, tokyo, japan, hiroshima japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.5
 38K
Stake Land (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Martin was a normal teenage boy before the country collapsed in an empty pit of economic and political disaster. A vampire epidemic has swept across what is left of the nation's abandoned towns and cities, and it's up to Mister, a death ...
Style: bleak, scary, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, survival, vampire hunter, gory, nun, infected, orphan, supernatural, on the road, protege, future dystopia, danger ...
Time: future
Place: usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Cameron's Closet (1988)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A father who experiments with his sons psychokinetic powers, is unaware that these experiments release a demon from hell, which lives in his sons closet, preparing to take over the young boys soul.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, scary, offbeat ...
Plot: psychokinesis, psychic, demon, ghost, gory, supernatural ability, telekinesis, afterlife, experiment gone awry, reincarnation, danger, deadly ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%