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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, stylized, sexual, scary, psychological, tense, offbeat, serious, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: metal, hit and run, transformation, gore, superhuman powers, zombie, apocalypse, androids and robots, mutant, ghost, supernatural, memory loss, life is a bitch, good versus evil, mad scientist, danger, factory, society, urban, imaginary, chaos and mayhem, chaos, escapades, city life, future dystopia ...
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, chaos, supernatural, escapades, gory and imaginary mostly in Sci-Fi, Horror and Action genres. Some movies like Tetsuo, the Iron Man: Tetsuo II: Body Hammer (1992), Tetsuo: The Bullet Man (2009), Rubber's Lover (1996), Teenage Caveman (2002), 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, futuristic, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, telephone conversation, rooftop, superhuman powers, androids and robots, vengeance, society, urban, rivalry, fighting crime, heroes, deadly ...
Place: tokyo, asia, japan
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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: suspenseful, stylized, serious, exciting, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: metal, body horror, escapades, uncover truth, chaos and mayhem, weapon system, unstoppable, buried truth, androids and robots, technology gone awry, experiment gone awry, uncontrollable ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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51%
 6.4
 712
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: mind bending, psychological, offbeat, rough, scary ...
Plot: fetish, metamorphosis, violence, sex, brutality, surrealism, supernatural, supernatural ability, heroes, deadly, disorder, society ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: bleak, suspenseful, serious, sexual, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sex, imaginary, experiment gone awry, social misfits, life is a bitch, chaos and mayhem, technology gone awry, escapades, deadly creature, future dystopia, supernatural, youth ...
Time: future, stone age
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: suspenseful, stylized, humorous, semi serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, gore, deadly, apocalypse, save the world, chases and races, master villain, escapades, chaos and mayhem, uninhibited rivalry, teenage life, track down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: rough, serious, bleak, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: vomiting, violence, curses spells and rituals, technology gone awry, imaginary, androids and robots, parents and children, chases and races, a.i., sexual relations, life is a bitch, computers and web ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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, scary, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: desert, gang, small town, on the run, mad scientist, supernatural, chaos, laboratory, experiment gone awry, space and aliens, chaos and mayhem, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, year 1992, 80s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: offbeat, serious, suspenseful, exciting, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, parasite, androids and robots, chaos, supernatural, factory, rivalry, terminal illness, mutant, mad scientist, zombie, evil alien ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 6.7
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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: atmospheric, scary, serious, suspenseful, erotic ...
Plot: mad scientist, bondage, experiment, gory, body horror, supernatural, zombie, murder, escapades, imaginary, crimes, danger ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: scary, exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: disorder, experiment gone awry, a.i., dangerous animal, escapades, future dystopia, deadly creature, technology gone awry, violence spree, battle zone, superhuman powers, gory ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, serious, suspenseful, bleak, futuristic ...
Plot: rat, mutant, survivor, danger, dangerous animal, deadly creature, survival, laboratory, chaos, deadly, gory, animal life ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.9
 22K
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: disturbing, psychological, atmospheric, scary, tense ...
Plot: murder, strangulation, mutant, attic, body horror, dwarf, supernatural, vengeance, couple relations, imaginary, experiment gone awry, genetically altered ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: kindergarten, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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, scary, rough, offbeat, suspenseful ...
Plot: zombie, body horror, parasite, mad scientist, gory, plague, island, danger, race against time, supernatural, chaos, infected ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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, rough, suspenseful, serious, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, toxic, monster, gore, blood, police investigation, blood splatter, mutant, decapitation, sewer, police detective, flamethrower ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
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26%
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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: serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, bleak, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: technology gone awry, a.i., space wars, master villain, escapades, space and aliens, heroic mission, legends and myths, androids and robots, uncover truth, future dystopia, imaginary ...
Time: future
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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: scary, rough, suspenseful, serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: laboratory, alien, life is a bitch, chaos and mayhem, technology gone awry, imaginary, experiment gone awry, dangerous animal, babies and infants, danger, chases and races, escapades ...
Time: future, year 1998, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ 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, rough, offbeat, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mad scientist, desert, vegetarian, dinosaur, gore, chaos and mayhem, heroes, deadly, extinction, mutant, plague, disorder ...
Time: 90s, prehistory
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Last Man on Earth (1964)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy, USA
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, scary, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: antidote, plague, apocalypse, zombie, vampire, survival, end of the world, blood, dead man, survivor, steak, corpse ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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, mutant, gory, apocalypse, vengeance, supernatural, chaos, secret identity, danger, society, misfit ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, japan, tokyo, usa, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, boat, carnival, mass murder, fisherman, exploitation, gory, mad scientist, zombie, supernatural, survival, chaos ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: suspenseful, serious, scary, exciting, offbeat
Plot: false accusation, radiation, scientist, giant monster, octopus, monster, master villain, experiment gone awry, imaginary, dangerous animal, deadly creature, technology gone awry ...
Time: year 1945, 1960s, 1940s
Place: tokyo, asia, japan, hiroshima japan
⇓ 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, mutant, alien invasion, meteor, supernatural, danger, chaos, deadly, alien encounter, survival, deadly creature, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, spain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Blood of Ghastly Horror (1967)
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: rough, offbeat, scary, serious
Plot: mad scientist, zombie, heist, martial arts, deadly, disorder, imaginary, crimes, chaos, supernatural, danger, plague ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 3.8
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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, apocalypse, bio weapon, blood, ghost, torture, gore, torture chamber, ghoul, society, mutant, danger ...
Time: near future, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.0
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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, psychological, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: ghost, good versus evil, curse, supernatural, vengeance, haunted by the past, deadly, supernatural ability, couples, grudge, mystery, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, suspenseful, rough, scary, futuristic
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, race against time, survival, future dystopia, on the run, gory, danger, rescue, experiment gone awry, chaos and mayhem, deadly creature ...
Time: 21st century
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.1
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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: psychological, scary, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chaos, infidelity, psychopath, gory, zombie, apocalypse, vengeance, plague, murder, deadly creature, crimes, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Incredible Melting Man (1977)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An astronaut exposed to cosmic rays outside of Saturn's rings returns to Earth and begins to melt away. Escaping from the hospital, he wanders around the backwoods looking for human flesh to eat.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hospital, mutant, small town, astronaut, space travel, chaos, supernatural, danger, nasa, woman in danger, disorder, heroes ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 2.7
 410
Descendents (2008)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Chile
Duration: 74 min.
Story: In an undefined future, the earth has been destroyed by man, and the air polluted with a mysterious virus that turns humans into zombies. Only a few children are immune to the disease and have adapted to these extreme conditions and survived. ...
Style: scary, serious, bleak, suspenseful, offbeat ...
Plot: apocalypse, zombie, future dystopia, deadly, destiny, survival, bounty hunter, life is a bitch, chaos, danger, heroes, post apocalypse ...
Time: future
Place: chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
It's Alive III: Island of the Alive (1987)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The mutant babies have been placed by court order on a deserted island. Appalled by the cynicism and exploitation of the children by the legal system and the media, the man responsible for them leads an expedition to the island to free them.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, tense, scary ...
Plot: island, mutant, murder, isolation, destiny, chaos, environmentalism, escapades, deadly creature, crimes, babies and infants, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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