Movies like The Brain Man

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The Brain Man (2013)
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The Brain Man (2013)
Original name: 脳男
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A seemingly random series of bombings in a provincial city. The latest target is a public bus route. Detective Chaya chased terrorists and arrested a mysterious man with keen intelligence and physical power. The psychologist in charge of evaluating him is dr. Mariko. After the psychiatric examination, she puts toward a hypothesis – “Is it possible he was born without emotions?”
Style: sadistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Plot: genius, psychopath, psychology, police, criminal, psychologist, fear, prisoner, chaos, bomb, explosion, camera, one against many, prison, terrorism, mind game, lesbian, gay, swat team, airplane, killer, vengeance, psycho, murderer, motorcycle ...

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Most similar movies to The Brain Man

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, suspenseful, serious and rough films with plots about murder, blood, police, corpse, crimes, serial killer and death mostly in Crime, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Brain Man: Jigsaw (2017), Untraceable (2008), Countdown (2016), Himizu (2011), Saw: The Final Chapter (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Jigsaw (2017)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Dead bodies begin to turn up all over the city, each meeting their demise in a variety of grisly ways. All investigations begin to point the finger at deceased killer John Kramer.
Style: suspense, psychotronic, slasher, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: torture, abduction, gory violence, survival horror, game of death, death, serial murder, panic, coma, brutality, self mutilation, psychopath ...
Time: 2000s, 2010s
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95%
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Untraceable (2008)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Special Agent Jennifer Marsh (Diane Lane) works in an elite division of the FBI dedicated to fighting cybercrime. She thinks she has seen it all, until a particularly sadistic criminal arises on the Internet. This tech-savvy killer posts live feeds ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, suspense, intense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, webcam, website, kidnapping, investigation, special agents, internet, torture, sadism, suicide ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon, portland oregon
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Countdown (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A madman captures a young boy and rigs him with explosives. Ray Fitzpatrick, still haunted by the loss of his own son, will defy orders to stop the clock and save a life
Style: suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Plot: race against time, police, countdown, child in peril, hostage, kidnapping, danger, criminal, violence, mercilessness, rescue, brutality ...
Place: seattle, seattle washington
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73%
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Himizu (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Two teenagers and a group of people made homeless by a tsunami try and make their way in a devastated Japan
Style: psychological, bleak, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Plot: teen angst, teenage life, human nature, youth, earthquake, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mental illness, suicide, obsession, homeless teenager, tsunami, ponytail ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Saw: The Final Chapter (2010)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As a deadly battle rages over Jigsaw's brutal legacy, a group of Jigsaw survivors gathers to seek the support of self-help guru and fellow survivor Bobby Dagen, a man whose own dark secrets unleash a new wave of terror.
Style: psychological, twists and turns, scary, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mind game, serial killer, gory, master criminal, deathtrap, survival, race against time, deadly, support group, police investigation, blindfolded, torture ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Se7en (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the "seven deadly sins" in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers from the tortured remains of one victim to the next. The seasoned Det. ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, neo noir, atmospheric ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, psychopath, mind game, police investigation, police detective, crime, master criminal, psychology, twists & turns, insanity, police ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, united states, new york
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67%
The Third Murder (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Shigemori is a lawyer tasked with defending Misumi in a murder trial. Misumi has previous convictions for murder and has confessed to the crime, but evidence in the case leads to Shigemori having doubts about what really happened.
Style: psychological, captivating, twists and turns, tense, suspense
Plot: murder, lawyer, courtroom, puzzle, school, courtroom drama, secret, prison, justice, lie, police, witness ...
Place: japan, hokkaido
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66%
Dario Argento's Phenomena (1985)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery
Country: Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A young girl, with an amazing ability to communicate with insects, is transferred to an exclusive Swiss boarding school, where her unusual capability might help solve a string of murders.
Style: surreal, suspenseful, psychological, scary, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, psychopath, school, investigation, serial killer, sleepwalking, disfigurement, supernatural, chimpanzee, doctor, supernatural ability, mind game ...
Time: 80s, twentieth century, year 1985, 20th century
Place: switzerland, europe, munich germany, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Countdown (1996)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Chris Murdoch falls obsessively in love with a Japanese girl attending University in Seattle (Kaori Ozaki) he murders Japanese men who have shown her kindness under the pretext of revenge for the attack on Pearl Harbor during WWII. However the ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mind game, deadly, rivalry, manhunt, law enforcement, crime gone awry, undercover, crime, partners, chases and races, graphic violence, psychopath ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: washington d.c., seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Alex Cross (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: After Washington DC detective Alex Cross is told that a family member has been murdered, he vows to track down the killer. He soon discovers that she was not his first victim and that things are not what they seem.
Style: twists and turns, rough, serious, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: psychopath, murder, serial killer, investigation, danger, vengeance, crimes, police investigation, track down, uninhibited rivalry, mastermind, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: detroit, usa, michigan, washington d.c., indonesia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.7
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Death Warrant (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The Canadian policeman Louis Burke is assigned in a jail to investigate in some murders of prisoners and jailors. When in jail, Lois, using his outstandings martial arts is able to save his life and make himself respected in that violent world. At ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, prison, murder, investigation, undercover, surveillance, serial killer, partners against crime, prisoner, track down, master criminal, against the odds ...
Time: 80s, 1990s, 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
What Have They Done to Your Daughters? (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Police investigate apparent suicide of teen girl and uncover details of a teenage prostitution racket. They go on the hunt for a motorcycle riding killer.
Style: slasher, suspense, sadistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: mystery killer, slasher killer, psychopath, police, maniac, motorcycle, murder victim, criminal, death, violence, stabbed to death, blood ...
Time: 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.3
 5K
Like Minds (2006)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A forensic psychologist must determine if a minor should be charged with murder.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: serial killer, mind game, investigation, murder, who done it, mysterious character, danger, psychopath, teenage life, youth, school, boarding school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Manhunter (1986)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: FBI Agent Will Graham, who retired after catching Hannibal Lecktor, returns to duty to engage in a risky cat-and-mouse game with Lecktor to capture a new killer.
Style: neo noir, tense, suspenseful, scary, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, psychopath, fbi, mind game, profiler, cannibalism, master criminal, law enforcement, violence, brutality, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., st. louis missouri, florida, baltimore, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Woman Who Buys the Local Newspaper (2016)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A man and a woman committed double suicide in Kanazawa City. Immediately after the incident, Yoshiko Shiota, a woman living in Tokyo, contacts the local newspaper of Kanazawa, saying she wants to read the novel serialized in it by Ryuji Sugimoto. ...
Style: captivating, unusual plot structure, suspense, contemplative, exciting
Plot: husband wife relationship, slutty woman, divorce, slutty attitude, long distance relationship, police detective, murder, novelist, reporter, blackmail, newspaper, train ...
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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88 Minutes (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A college professor who moonlights as a forensic psychiatrist for the FBI, receives a death threat claiming he has only 88 minutes to live.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, rough, tense, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, manipulation, fbi, death threat, death, frame up, forensics, paranoia, crime, crimes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, year 1997, 90s
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c., seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Shadowman (1974)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Clad in a featureless red mask, The Man Without A Face is involved in a single-minded pursuit of the fabled treasure of the Knights Templar in this tribute to the pulp adventure stories of Louis Feuillade.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: stretcher, gang of outlaws, dripping blood, being followed, photograph, crypt, master of disguise, statue, secret organization, police officer, failed expectations, listening device ...
Time: 70s
Place: london, scotland yard, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.2
 186K
Saw III (2006)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jigsaw has disappeared. Along with his new apprentice Amanda, the puppet-master behind the cruel, intricate games that have terrified a community and baffled police has once again eluded capture and vanished. While city detective scramble to locate ...
Style: scary, psychological, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: serial killer, torture, trap, sadism, mind game, mutilation, master criminal, race against time, surgery, psychopath, game of death, deathtrap ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Fifth Cord (1971)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Luigi Bazzoni (Le Orme) directed this outstanding giallo thriller starring Franco Nero as a hard-drinking newspaperman who gets involved in a string of brutal murders.
Style: rough, suspenseful, stylized, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), serial killer, stalking, investigation, manipulation, alcohol abuse, sexual obsession, psycho, reporter, voyeur, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, australia, new york, rome italy
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48%
Perfect Stranger (2007)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A journalist goes undercover to ferret out businessman Harrison Hill as her best friend's killer. Posing as one of his temps, she enters into a game of online cat-and-mouse.
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, psychological, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: investigation, mystery, mind game, dishonesty, hidden identity, murder, manipulation, manipulations, obsessive love, uncover truth, seduction, fatal attraction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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45%
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Rainbow Eyes (2007)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Officers Kyung-yoon CHO and Eun-joo PARK are on the hunt a killer following duo of ghastly murders. The victims carry a common military past, and the secret of their past must be unraveled to find the killer.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, mind bending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, mystery, police investigation, haunted by the past, uncover truth, vengeance, crimes, law enforcement, danger, deadly, who done it ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.0
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Koma (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A horrid crime was committed at a wedding reception and bridesmaid Chi Ching was the lone eyewitness. At the police station, she recognised the suspect, Suen Ling, in a line up. She also discovered the affair between this stranger and her lover. All ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense, sexy ...
Plot: love triangle, murder, black market, obsession, woman in danger, mind game, rivalry, psychopath, couples, vengeance, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.4
 103K
The Interpreter (2005)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: After Silvia Broome, an interpreter at United Nations headquarters, overhears plans of an assassination, an American Secret Service agent is sent to investigate.
Style: suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, mind bending, suspense ...
Plot: un, investigation, murder, assassination, mystery, fbi, state affairs, undercover, dishonesty, crimes, chases and races, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, new york, brooklyn new york city, paris france, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Sweet Whip (2013)
Genre: Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When Naoko was a freshman in high school she was kidnapped and imprisoned by a man who lived next door. For one month, she went through hell. Finally, she killed the man and escaped. Now as an adult, Naoko is a doctor specializing in infertility ...
Style: suspense, psychological, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: kidnapping, held captive, imprisonment, bondage, murder, obsession, child abuse, s&m, sexual abuse, mother daughter relationship, torture, masochism ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Tell Me Something (1999)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In Seoul, parts not matching of severed copses of three men are found in cars and bags left in public spaces...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, rough, psychological, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, serial killer, murder, police detective, psychopath, police, mind game, crime, crimes, dangerous attraction, woman in danger, gory ...
Time: 90s
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Missing Gun (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: China
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In this tense thriller, Ma Shan (Wen Jiang) is a Chinese police detective who awakes one morning after a night of heavy drinking at his sister's wedding reception to discover that his gun has been stolen. Since only police officers are allowed ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: uncover truth, mystery, police investigation, mind game, deadly, law enforcement, rivalry, protagonist as suspect, murder, memory loss, haunted by the past, track down ...
Time: contemporary
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.5
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Soft Bullets (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Bulgaria
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Asya, Boyana, Iren and Vera are assassins working for S.T.A.R. Will they succeed in finding the killer of their boss?
Style: exciting, suspense, rough, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: student film
Plot: tragedy, murder, prison, killer, older man younger woman relationship, crime boss, female villain, violence, cruelty, femme fatale, mercilessness, revenge ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, future
Place: bulgaria
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.4
 13K
The Cure (1997)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A wave of gruesome murders is sweeping Tokyo. The only connection is a bloody X carved into the neck of each of the victims. In each case, the murderer is found near the victim and remembers nothing of the crime. Detective Takabe and psychologist ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, enigmatic, scary ...
Plot: investigation, hypnosis, serial killer, murder, hallucination, mind control, amnesia, police detective, psychosis, stranger, interrogation, mystery ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, okinawa japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Murder by Numbers (2002)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Tenacious homicide detective Cassie Mayweather and her still-green partner are working a murder case, attempting to profile two malevolently brilliant young men: cold, calculating killers whose dark secrets might explain their crimes.
Style: suspenseful, intellectual, psychological, suspense, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: murder, psychopath, mind game, police investigation, sociopath, fbi, strong female lead, perfect crime, haunted by the past, female detective, high school, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Bone Collector (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Rookie cop, Amelia Donaghy reluctantly teams with Lincoln Rhyme – formerly the department's top homicide detective but now paralyzed as a result of a spinal injury – to catch a grisly serial killer dubbed 'The Bone Collector'. The ...
Style: psychological thriller, tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, police investigation, master criminal, crime, forensics, paraplegic, policewoman, crimes, riddles and clues, investigation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, united states, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%