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, dark humor, offbeat, surreal, suspenseful, stylized, semi serious, surprise ending
Plot: surrealism, suitcase, food poisoning, 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, heroes, future dystopia, chaos, deadly and escapades mostly in Comedy, Sci-Fi 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: humorous, realistic, thought provoking, dark humor, semi serious ...
Plot: against the rules, political corruption, law enforcement, confined, fighting the system, dishonesty, life is a bitch, prison, captivity, social decay, injustice, human nature ...
⇓ 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, contemplative, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: desert, heroes, contests and competitions, adventure, survival, heroic mission, distant planet, future dystopia, danger, life is a bitch, virtual reality, female protagonist ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 7.5
 2K
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: offbeat, humorous, atmospheric, surreal, dark humor ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), small town life, satire, crimes, society, top executive, social relations, small town, boat, arrest, surrealism, suicide ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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: suspenseful, futuristic, exciting, semi serious, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: leadership, adventure, apocalypse, future dystopia, danger, gang, society, escapades, chaos, surrealism, satire, burlesque ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 305
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: witty, humorous, atmospheric, surreal, semi serious ...
Plot: mystery, lifestyle, amateur detective, mysterious character, investigation, society, religions or cults, artists and showbiz, supernatural power, private detective, rabbi, intrigue ...
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: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, stylized, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: yakuza, hitman, criminal's revenge, crime, rivalry, chases and races, love and romance, gangsters, lovers on the run, chase, sexual perversion, graphic violence ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, stylized, offbeat ...
Plot: save the world, mad scientist, supernatural, save the planet, evil alien, escapades, rivalry, disorder, deadly, alien encounter, heroes, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
⇓ 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, dark humor ...
Plot: satire, distopia, future dystopia, prodigy, society, life is a bitch, fighting the system, dishonesty, mind control, totalitarianism, self discovery, social decay ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 787
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: scary, mind bending, stylized, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: fetish, insanity, human guinea pig, surrealism, brutality, violence, metamorphosis, deadly, imaginary, experiment gone awry, laboratory, future dystopia ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Britannia Hospital (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 116 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: semi serious, clever, offbeat, humorous, witty ...
Plot: hospital, satire, nudity (full frontal - brief), power relations, chaos, doctors and patients, chaos and mayhem, mad scientist, fighting the system, journalism, nothing goes right, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: england, europe
⇓ 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, dark humor, captivating, tense, not serious ...
Plot: heroic mission, apocalypse, chaos, nothing goes right, evil alien, heroes, escapades, solitary, disorder, alien, extraterrestrial, danger ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: humorous, offbeat, stylized, dark humor, surreal ...
Plot: satire, radiation, post apocalypse, farce, society, starting over, survival, apocalypse, future dystopia, human nature, fish out of water, disorder ...
Time: future
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 4.5
 84
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: bleak, suspenseful, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: distopia, plague, concentration camp, quarantine, infection, virus, cyberpunk, contamination, disease, society, deadly, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, 80s, 20th century, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.4
 606
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, dark humor ...
Plot: thief, hitman, mistaken identity, love and romance, criminal's revenge, betrayal, dishonesty, chase, disorder, sexual content, criminal heroes, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, semi serious, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: small town, hotel, murder, intrigue, small town life, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, frame up, couple relations, couples, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada
⇓ 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, dark humor, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Plot: survival, danger, apocalypse, parallel world, human nature, mystery, chaos, rivalry, society, political satire, new world order, post apocalypse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.4
 30K
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: futuristic, stylized, exciting, semi serious, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: desert, future dystopia, female fighter, save the world, female warrior, female protagonist, chaos, danger, good versus evil, chases and races, society, master villain ...
Time: future, 2030s, near future, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, stylized, humorous, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mutant, nuclear holocaust, chaos, crimes, adventure, deadly, danger, apocalypse, future dystopia, punk, disco, parody ...
Time: 21st century, 40s, 1940s, middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, dark humor, cynical, realistic, semi serious
Plot: murder mystery, deadly, love and romance, police investigation, crime, gays and lesbians, gender, graphic violence, friends, disorder, dishonesty, nothing goes right ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.6
 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: humorous, stylized, semi serious, absurd, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, masked hero, heroic mission, dysfunctional family, family problems, rivalry, danger, save the world, one man army, fight, comic violence, superhuman powers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ 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: exciting, humorous, offbeat, psychological, clever ...
Plot: train, mathematics, time travel, life is a bitch, politics, society, disorder, satire, experiment gone awry, uncover truth, intrigue, fighting the system ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1996
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: humorous, mind bending, exciting, surreal, dark humor ...
Plot: satire, taxi driver, save the world, danger, state affairs, human nature, abduction, chaos, law enforcement, space and aliens, political unrest, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: future
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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: futuristic, psychological, stylized, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: ice age, isolation, future dystopia, rivalry, danger, life is a bitch, society, chaos, survival, apocalypse, obsession, glacier ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Movie in collections
 4.5
 250
Death Kappa (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 90 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, suspenseful ...
Plot: save the day, good versus evil, experiment gone awry, chaos, danger, rivalry, mad scientist, supernatural, escapades, disorder, deadly creature, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ 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: dark humor, humorous, witty, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: coincidence, couples, society, destiny, couple relations, human nature
Time: 50s, 90s, 20th century, year 1995, year 1945
Place: prague, europe, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.4
 417
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: spy, double agent, time travel, memory loss, plague, conspiracy, government agency, future dystopia, experiment gone awry, technology gone awry, disorder, bio weapon ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, danger, save the world, teenage life, apocalypse, terrorism, store, childhood, brother sister relationship, male female relationship ...
Time: 21st century, 70s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: japan, bangkok thailand, osaka japan, tokyo, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.5
 547
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: stylized, suspenseful, futuristic, offbeat, exciting ...
Plot: evil alien, escapades, space and aliens, benign alien, heroes, rivalry, chases and races, adventure, danger, bounty hunter, outer space, alien encounter ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.3
 9K
Wrong (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: France, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Dolph Springer wakes up one morning to realize he has lost the love of his life, his dog, Paul. During his quest to get Paul (and his life) back, Dolph radically changes the lives of others -- risking his sanity all the while.
Style: surreal, humorous, not serious, experimental, offbeat
Plot: surrealism, identity crisis, track down, pets, mysterious character, disorder, dog, lost dog, absurdism, telephone call, chases and races, silly humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Mutant Action (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a future world ruled by good-looking people, a terrorist group of mutants led by Ramon Yarritu kidnap the daughter of Orujo, a rich businessman, to claim for the rights of the ugly people. Escaping from the police in their spaceship, Ramon try to ...
Style: not serious, exciting, humorous, captivating, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mutant, kidnapping, spacecraft, siamese twins, hostage, woman in danger, gang, rescue, leadership, danger, hostages, terrorist ...
Time: future
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%