Movies like The Red Spectacles

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The Red Spectacles (1987)
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The Red Spectacles (1987)
Original name: 紅い眼鏡
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Summer 1995. With the arrival of the "Age of Cats", the former Kerberos police unit is now disbanded. However one member remains, a stray dog who returns to his old roost after a three-years exile. This wild dog no longer has a master, but now the "Young Lady of Fate" will guide him on his journey...
Style: humorous, offbeat, surreal, suspenseful, stylized, semi serious, surprise ending
Plot: surrealism, suitcase, food poisoning, dark humor, heroes, fighting the system, life is a bitch, graphic violence, rebellion, police corruption, society, law enforcement, future dystopia, deadly, lone wolves, mysterious character, cyberpunk, distopia, cinema, movie theatre
Time: future, 90s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia

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Most similar movies to The Red Spectacles

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out offbeat, humorous, semi serious and suspenseful films with plots about society, danger, dark humor, heroes, deadly, future dystopia and rivalry mostly in Sci-Fi, Comedy and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Red Spectacles: How to Get Rid of the Others (2007), Assault Girls (2009), City Zero (1988), Superstarlet A.D. (2000), The Wonders (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
How to Get Rid of the Others (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Denmark
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A satirical drama revealing the consequences of the Danish government's "New Copenhagen Criteria", a new policy aiming at securing the nation's survival. Citizens who fail to meet the criteria - those who have received more from ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, thought provoking, suspenseful
Plot: law enforcement, against the rules, confined, political corruption, fighting the system, disorder, prison, dark humor, injustice, human nature, dishonesty, life is a bitch ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Assault Girls (2009)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 65 min.
Story: Three women and one man - with an assortment of weaponry - wage war against giant mutant sandwhales in a barren digital landscape, all to achieve points within the virtual reality video game called Avalon.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, exciting, serious, contemplative ...
Audience: teens
Plot: desert, contests and competitions, heroes, adventure, heroic mission, survival, distant planet, future dystopia, life is a bitch, danger, virtual reality, female protagonist ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 7.4
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City Zero (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An engineer in charge of the production line of a factory in Moscow is sent to a small town to try to specify the distributor the new dimensions of a mechanic part they need. But in this town everybody seems to be crazy (a secretary who works naked, ...
Style: humorous, atmospheric, offbeat, surreal, realistic ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), small town life, society, crimes, satire, dark humor, social relations, top executive, small town, cooking, head, surrealism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Superstarlet A.D. (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: The world has ended. All that is left behind are individual beauty cults, groups of girls seeking safety and identity in numbers. Basing their bond on hair color and giving themselves strangely evocative gang names, the blond Phayrays (King Kong), ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, futuristic, suspenseful, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, leadership, future dystopia, apocalypse, society, escapades, danger, gang, chaos, surrealism, satire, burlesque ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 327
The Wonders (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: Israel
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Avi Nesher's new film tracks the complex relationship between a Jerusalem Graffiti artist and a mysterious modern day prophet who is imprisoned in an abandoned apartment across the Artist's window.
Style: humorous, atmospheric, witty, semi serious, surreal ...
Plot: lifestyle, amateur detective, investigation, mystery, mysterious character, society, religions or cults, artists and showbiz, supernatural power, private detective, rabbi, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, israel, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Shark Skin Man and Peach Hip Girl (1998)
Genre: Mystery, Action, Thriller, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In dreamlike mountain scenery, Toshiko makes a daring escape from her sexually warped Uncle Sonezaki. Fortunately, she met Samehada as she runs for her life, which is also escaping from some slayers. What follows is a wild chase that leads the ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, stylized, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: yakuza, hitman, chase, gangsters, chases and races, love and romance, crimes, criminal's revenge, crime, rivalry, graphic violence, sexual perversion ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Harrison Bergeron (1995)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: "All men are not created equal. It is the purpose of the Government to make them so." This is the premise of the Showtime film adaption of Kurt Vonnegut's futuristic short story Harrison Bergeron. The film centers around a young man ...
Style: disturbing, futuristic, offbeat, semi serious, contemplative ...
Plot: satire, distopia, future dystopia, prodigy, dishonesty, society, life is a bitch, fighting the system, dark humor, injustice, social decay, self discovery ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Trail of the Screaming Forehead (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A small town infestation of crawling alien foreheads that begin attaching to people and taking them over collides with a scientist's experiments to extract foreheadazine and things go horribly horribly wrong.
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, humorous, stylized, exciting ...
Plot: space and aliens, save the planet, supernatural, mad scientist, heroes, disorder, escapades, rivalry, deadly, danger, alien encounter, evil alien ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Movie in collections
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 883
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: serious, suspenseful, bleak, psychological, offbeat ...
Plot: fetish, metamorphosis, brutality, insanity, human guinea pig, surrealism, heroes, danger, supernatural, confined, supernatural ability, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Hellacious Acres: The Case of John Glass (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: John Glass, wakes up in a desolated barn from a long cryogenic slumber, to be informed that not only the planet has been devastated by a third world war, but reduced to little habitability by a subsequent alien invasion. He also learns that in order ...
Style: humorous, captivating, tense, not serious, offbeat
Plot: heroic mission, apocalypse, dark humor, chaos, evil alien, nothing goes right, escapades, heroes, disorder, solitary, alien, extraterrestrial ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Bed Sitting Room (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the hazy aftermath of World War III, the fallout from a 'nuclear misunderstanding' (which lasted two minutes and twenty eight seconds, including the signing of the peace treaty) is producing strange mutations amongst the survivors, and ...
Style: stylized, humorous, offbeat, not serious, surreal ...
Plot: satire, post apocalypse, radiation, farce, future dystopia, dark humor, chaos, disorder, escapades, imaginary, society, human nature ...
Time: future
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 4.5
 98
Quarantine (1989)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In a futuristic society being decimated by plague, a fascist movement seizes power and quarantines not only the plague victims, but anyone related to them. Rebels trying to assassinate a particularly reactionary senator stumble onto a computer ...
Style: serious, bleak, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: distopia, plague, concentration camp, quarantine, contamination, infection, disease, virus, cyberpunk, state affairs, chases and races, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, 80s, 20th century, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.3
 647
Party 7 (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Seven characters, introduced at the start of the film, get thrown together into the same hotel room: a thief who's stolen a suitcase of money from the mob, his ex-girlfriend, her obsessive boyfriend, the mob soldier sent to retrieve the ...
Style: humorous, stylized, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: thief, mistaken identity, love and romance, criminal's revenge, betrayal, dishonesty, chase, hitman, obsession, violence spree, sexual content, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Michelle Apartments (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A black comedy that sees a man on a business trip gets mixed up in the lives of the inhabitants of a low-rent apartment building, including a femme fatale with murder on her mind.
Style: suspenseful, offbeat, sexual, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: hotel, murder, small town, deadly, frame up, small town life, crimes, couples, couple relations, chaos and mayhem, dishonesty, intrigue ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 3.9
 247
Megaville (1990)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Switzerland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the future, national boundaries have been broken down and two giant super-states remain—the bleak, oppressive, and totalitarian "Hemisphere," and the sprawling and futuristic "Megaville." Megaville has an elected president, ...
Style: futuristic, bleak, rough, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: society, assassination, hitman, future dystopia, police officer, nudity (full frontal - brief), amateur detective, danger, dishonesty, crimes, gangsters, graphic violence ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.5
 3K
Zebraman (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Being a failure as a teacher and a familyman, Shinichi tries to escape everyday live by dressing up as "Zebraman", the superhero. Although the TV series whas canceled after only 6 episodes, this cannot stop him from acting out his escape ...
Style: semi serious, stylized, humorous, parody, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, heroic mission, dysfunctional family, family problems, save the world, rivalry, danger, masked hero, fight, one man army, superhuman powers, martial arts ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Midnight After (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A night like any other in the streets of Hong Kong: in the midst of the tangle of night-owls, cars and vendors, a group of passengers climbs aboard a minibus that is to take them from Mongkok to Tai Po. The group is as diverse as the city: there’s ...
Style: humorous, captivating, tense, scary, biting ...
Plot: survival, danger, apocalypse, parallel world, mystery, human nature, dark humor, chaos, rivalry, society, new world order, political satire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Nine Lives of Tomas Katz (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The last day of creation. A stranger arrives in London. No one knows who he is or where he has come from. By the time he leaves, the entire universe will have been erased.
Style: surreal, exciting, mind bending, humorous, suspenseful ...
Plot: satire, taxi driver, danger, save the world, state affairs, human nature, abduction, chaos, space and aliens, law enforcement, dark humor, political unrest ...
Time: future
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 5.4
 31K
Tank Girl (1995)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Based on the British cult comic-strip, our tank-riding anti-heroine fights a mega-corporation, which controls the world's water supply.
Style: stylized, exciting, semi serious, surreal, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: desert, future dystopia, female fighter, save the world, female warrior, female protagonist, chaos, danger, society, good versus evil, chases and races, master villain ...
Time: future, near future, 2030s, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Radioactive Dreams (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Music, Sci-Fi
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After an atomic war Phillip Hammer and Marlowe Chandler have spent 15 years on their own in an bunker, stuffed with junk from the 40s and old detective novels. Now, 19 years old, they leave their shelter to find a world full of mutants, freaks and ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, humorous, stylized, parody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mutant, nuclear holocaust, chaos, adventure, crimes, deadly, danger, dark humor, future dystopia, apocalypse, punk, disco ...
Time: 21st century, 40s, 1940s, middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Britannia Hospital (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Britannia Hospital, an esteemed English institution, is marking its gala anniversary with a visit by the Queen Mother herself. But when investigative reporter Mick Travis arrives to cover the celebration, he finds the hospital under siege by ...
Style: suspense, semi serious, witty, offbeat, humorous ...
Plot: hospital, satire, doctors and patients, nudity (full frontal - brief), society, state affairs, nothing goes right, journalism, fighting the system, mad scientist, power relations, dark humor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.8
 2K
Moebius (1996)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Argentina
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The story is set beneath Buenos Aires, deep within its labyrinthine subway system, and centers on a train containing 30 riders that has mysteriously disappeared. The subway officials are greatly troubled and so call in topographer Daniel Pratt to ...
Style: psychological, clever, humorous, offbeat, exciting ...
Plot: mathematics, train, society, intrigue, fighting the system, crimes, life is a bitch, state affairs, politics, disorder, satire, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1996, 1990s
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Excuse Me Darling, But Lucas Loved Me (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: Spain
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Until Lucas appeared in their lives, Dani, Carlos and Toni had a quiet life with no major concerns. They shared almost everything: the house, housework, dogs, his homosexual tendencies and debts. It was these that forced them to rent one of the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, cynical
Plot: murder mystery, gay, friends, disorder, dark humor, fall in love, who done it, love triangle, murder, comedy of errors, graphic violence, gender ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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20th Century Boys 1: Beginning of the End (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 142 min.
Story: In 1969, Kenji, an elementary school kid and his friends built a secret base during their summer holidays. They fantasized that they had to fight villains who were out to conquer the world and wrote them in the Book of Prophecies. Years later in ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rock, best friends, adventure, save the world, danger, teenage life, apocalypse, terrorism, store, brother sister relationship, childhood, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, 70s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, america, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.6
 285
Death Kappa (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: When military experiments go haywire and trigger an atomic bomb, the consequences are of epic proportions. A monster arrives in the midst of the nuclear fallout, and Japan's defenses are helpless against it. Mankind's only savior is an ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, exciting, offbeat ...
Plot: good versus evil, save the day, experiment gone awry, chaos, danger, rivalry, mad scientist, village, disorder, supernatural, deadly, deadly creature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.4
 2K
Buttoners (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Je to film sestávající ze šesti povídek, které většinou černě humornou, ironickou, mnohdy i trpce hořkou formou vyprávějí o jednom dávném prokletí, lidské nevěře, podivných úchylkách, nečekaném zázraku i pokryteckém ...
Style: humorous, witty, clever, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: coincidence, couples, dark humor, destiny, couple relations, human nature, society
Time: 50s, 90s, 20th century, year 1945, year 1995
Place: prague, europe, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.5
 499
Project X (1968)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A spy is brought back from cryogenic suspension after being almost killed in a plane crash returning from a mission to learn about a deadly new weapon being developed in the East. But the vital memories are being suppressed, so the authorities use ...
Style: exciting, serious, psychological, stylized, bleak ...
Plot: double agent, spy, danger, race against time, dishonesty, government agency, espionage, secret agents, deadly, escapades, palaces castles and temples, bio weapon ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.5
 625
Zeiram (1991)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Teppei and Kamiya, two average joes working in the electronic services industry, stumble upon the intergalactic bounty-hunter Ilia, and her partner, the artificial intelligence named Bob. Both men are accidentally transported to the Zone, a virtual ...
Style: suspenseful, offbeat, futuristic, stylized, semi serious ...
Plot: alien encounter, escapades, bounty hunter, chases and races, danger, outer space, renegade, chaos, intergalactic, battles, unstoppable, renegades ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.0
 6K
Visioneers (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Visioneer George Washington Winsterhammerman lives a comfortable but monotonous life in this slightly futuristic black comedy. When people start exploding from stress and George is showing early symptoms, he's forced to examine his life. Taking ...
Style: surreal, futuristic, not serious, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Plot: workplace, self discovery, estrangement, satire, future dystopia, society, golf, existentialism, dreams, loneliness, life philosophy, distopia ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.1
 3K
Quintet (1979)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: During a future ice age, dying humanity occupies its remaining time by playing a board game called Quintet. For one small group, this obsession is not enough. They play the game with living pieces, and only the winner survives.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized, bleak ...
Plot: ice age, climate change, future dystopia, isolation, danger, rivalry, life is a bitch, society, chaos, apocalypse, survival, obsession ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%