Movies like Demons 1971

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Demons (1971)
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Demons (1971)
Original name: 修羅
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Gengobe Satsuma, an exiled samurai cast out as an Asano clan retainer is given a second chance to join his brothers in arms to become the 48th Ronin against the Shogunate. His faithful servant gathers the 100 ryo required for his acceptance. Gengobe is also in love with a greedy geisha named Koman. About to be sold to another man, Gengobe learns that for him to keep her, her debt is exactly 100 ryo.
Plot: geisha, samurai, exile, ronin, violence, tattoo, poisoning, blood, coffin, throat slitting, sword, severed arm, japanese new wave
Place: feudal japan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and atmospheric films with plots about blood, murder, violence, samurai, sword, female nudity and vengeance mostly in Drama, Horror and Action genres. Some movies like Demons: Shogun's Joys of Torture (1968), Hot Springs Geisha (1968), Devil Woman (1964), The Black Cat (1968), Shogun's Sadism (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Shogun's Joys of Torture (1968)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: One of the most famous of cult director Ishii Teruo's films. A young magistrate recalls three tales of heinous crimes committed by women and brutal punished that ensued. Not for the faint of heart.
Plot: monastery, burned alive, kidnapping, accident, justice, torture, jealousy, obedience, suffering, punishment, tattoo, waterfall ...
Time: 1600s
Place: feudal japan, dungeon, japan
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Hot Springs Geisha (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A look at the lives of a troupe of geishas working in a small seaside resort town. For the most part, their lives consist of greeting boatloads of oversexed businessmen and providing bawdy entertainment through the evening followed by private ...
Plot: geisha, dying during sex, kidnapping, public bath, peeping tom, resort, alcohol, abandoned baby, tattoo
Place: japan
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79%
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Devil Woman (1964)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In medieval times, on a remote plain, a widow and her mother-in-law kill wandering samurai, put their bodies in a hole in the ground and sell their armour and valuables, until the daughter-in-law falls in love with one of their intended victims.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, surreal, scary, serious ...
Plot: samurai, murder, survival, swamp, human nature, demon, vengeance, women, deadly, crimes, escapades, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 14th century, middle ages
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Black Cat (1968)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the Sengoku period, a woman and her daughter are raped and murdered by soldiers during a time of civil war. Afterwards, a series of samurai returning from the war through that area are found mysteriously dead with their throats torn out. The ...
Style: gloomy, twists and turns, suspenseful, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: ghost, samurai, murder, vengeance, revenge, black cat, master warrior, escapades, danger, assassination, supernatural, rivalry ...
Time: middle ages
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Shogun's Sadism (1976)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Two short stories set in Edo during the Shogun era. 1. During a time when Christians are persecuted vehemently, Iori falls in love with young Christian girl. When she and her family are captured during a raid, his sadistic master takes her as her ...
Plot: execution, punishment, blood, sadism, violence, torture
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
After the Rain (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A group of travelers is stranded in a small country inn when the river floods during heavy rains. As the bad weather continues, tensions rise amongst the travelers trapped at the inn. Ihei Misawa is a ronin, a samurai without a master, whose skills ...
Style: captivating, stylized, serious, atmospheric
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, ronin, redemption, mercenary, rainy, gory, humble, heroes, misfit, social awkwardness, hopes, lone wolves ...
Time: 18th century
Place: japan, asia
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60%
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Masterless (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Kane Madison is an architect working in Los Angeles while his doppelganger-like spirit, an eighteenth century Ronin, wanders a parallel netherworld of masked demons and Japanese swordsmen. When tragedy strikes, Kane embarks on a journey of faith ...
Plot: ronin, demon, samurai, sword fight, sword, katana sword, bible, faith, martial arts, christian, architect, christianity
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Irezumi (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In this elegant proto-feminist shocker from Yasuzo Masumuro, a woman forced into prostitution wreaks her spidery revenge. A mysterious tattoo artist puts his masterpiece, a human-faced spider, on a kidnapped woman's back. She and her lover are ...
Plot: samurai, samurai sword, attempted rape, tattoo artist, stabbing, tattoo, yakuza, geisha, con woman, guilt, strangulation, adultery ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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A Story Written with Water (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Struggling with his true emotions, dreams, memories of the past and the reality Shizuo is about to marry, but is torn between his wife-to-be and the love to his mother.
Plot: japanese new wave, surrealism, geisha, mother son relationship, water, extramarital affair, spa, suicide, flashback, wedding, lake, unrequited love ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Majin the Monster of Terror (1966)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A giant stone statue comes to life to protect the residents of a small town against the depradations of an evil warlord.
Plot: sword fight, samurai, giant monster, witch, monster, prayer, brother, mask, village, rescue, mountain, evil man ...
Place: feudal japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Karaoke Terror (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: One of a gang of karaoke loving middle aged women is murdered by a young man. Her friends track him down and kill him. His friends track them down and kill the killer ..... and it escalates!
Plot: microphone, bomb, pistol, umbrella, song, flashback, student, cigarette smoking, paranoia, friendship, blood, victim ...
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51%
J-Horror Theater Vol. 5 (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Japan, 250 years ago. Soetsu is a moneylender who is killed by the cruel samurai Shinzaemon. His body is dumped in the Kasenega-Fuchi river. According to legend, all who drown in the river will never surface again. 20 Years later, Shinkichi, the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, scary
Plot: samurai, ghost, supernatural, murder, danger, showbiz, grudge, rivalry, destiny, vengeance, reincarnation, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: feudal japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
God's Bloody Acre (1975)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Three mountain men live a simple life in a forest, until a construction crew shows up to make a park, and the men are prepared to defend their land and lifestyle by any means necessary.
Plot: highway, violence, murder, mountain, throat slitting, hitchhiking, revolver, construction, motorcycle riding, pocket knife, female nudity, office ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Livestock (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 71 min.
Story: A mysterious cult has decided to take a new direction in giving Victor, a hard working trusted member, a promotion. However, his cruel minded disciples have decided to take action of their own. Growing tired of their monotonous plans, they begin to ...
Plot: sexual assault, blood, murder, violence, occult, cult, abduction, vampire, goddess
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48%
Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: An tale of revenge, honor and disgrace, centering on a poverty-stricken samurai who discovers the fate of his ronin son-in-law, setting in motion a tense showdown of vengeance against the house of a feudal lord.
Style: stylized, emotional, atmospheric, serious, bleak ...
Plot: samurai, life is a bitch, loss of daughter, society, vengeance, rivalry, heroes, loss of son, down on your luck, in-laws, katana, one against many ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
I Filmed Your Death (0000)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A small town is rocked when a local man goes on a rampage in a movie theater, killing dozens as well as himself. Now, a year later, young filmmaker Pierce Lyndale adds salt to the wound when he makes the tragic decision to base a film off of this ...
Plot: revenge, violence, female nudity, murder, weed, tv interview, male nudity, party, blood, cigarette smoking, satanic ritual, home invasion ...
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44%
Kichiku: Banquet of the Beasts (1997)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: While the leader is in jail, his leftist group is controlled by his girlfriend, but her leadership lacks conviction and perspective. When the leader commits suicide in prison, despair and confusion rule the group and revenge and violence erupts in ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, suspenseful
Plot: deadly, leadership, criminal's revenge, gory, political unrest, strong sexual content, prison life, gang, rivalry, violence spree, crime, criminal heroes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Samurai Rebellion (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The mother of a feudal lord's only heir is kidnapped away from her husband by the lord. The husband and his samurai father must decide whether to accept the unjust decision, or risk death to get her back.
Style: tense, talky, stylized, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: samurai, rebellion, ruler, injustice, rebelliousness, society, parents and children, master warrior, life is a bitch, family relations, fighting the system, heroes ...
Time: 18th century
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Twilight Dinner (1998)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 64 min.
Story: A pale-looking man, Kazuhiko, is being questioned by the police following the extremely bloody murder of a young woman. He begins his story with the day that two sisters, Akiko and Mayuko, moved into the house across from his. After helping the pair ...
Style: sexploitation film
Plot: bisexual, blood, wine, incest, female nudity, sexploitation, police, sex, erotica, murder, menstrual blood, vampire ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Geisha (1983)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Yokiro was the most successful Geisha house in Western Japan during the first half of the 20th century and remains open to this day. At its peak, it was home to over 200 geisha, however behind the fabulous facade, there were many battles - between ...
Plot: geisha, jealousy, rivalry, kimono
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Sleepy Eyes of Death: Sword of Fire (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Story: Fifth film in the series. When Kyoshiro, in a moment of weakness, saves the life of a woman being attacked on the road, he quickly finds himself entangled in a conspiracy involving a corrupt chamberlain, a wily merchant, the survivors of a pirate ...
Style: rough, realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful
Plot: pirate, samurai, escapades, heroes, dishonesty, rivalry, danger, violence, swordsman, ronin, samurai sword, sword duel ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Terminal (1996)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A hospital in need of funds announces a cure for a form of brain cancer, having saved several wealthy men's lives. When a young girl with the cancer dies, one doctor notices that she and all the cured men had been treated with exactly the same ...
Plot: hospital, cancer patient, wine bottle, medical, violence, rain, flowers, african american, stethoscope, computer, gunshot wound, latex gloves ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Nails (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Russia
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A professional hit man retires to his colorless apartment but soon starts to suffer from horrible headaches and hears voices. In order to cure himself, he hammers a nail into his skull.
Style: scary, surreal, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Plot: hitman, deadly, gory, kgb, life is a bitch, crimes, cons and scams, future dystopia, addiction, danger, psychopath, masochist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Invisible Temptation (1996)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A teenager's life spirals out of control when he joins a cult of devil worshippers.
Style: light
Plot: invisibility, attraction, devil, fiend, sect, neo noir, teenage boy, cocaine, darkness, evil spirit, aggression, temptation ...
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34%
The Eyes of My Mother (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: A young, lonely woman is consumed by her deepest and darkest desires after tragedy strikes her quiet country life.
Style: dark
Plot: death of father, death of mother, violence, burial, surgery, crying woman, dancing, blood, record player, bathtub, woman undressing for a man, man in bathtub ...
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34%
Geisha Assassin (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 78 min.
Story: One rainy night in the Edo period, Kotono (a geisha) confronts samurais who killed her father. The samurais attack her one after another, but she fights hard against samurais with her sword. Kotono tries to chase the samurais who scramble to escape. ...
Plot: female ninja, exploitation, revenge, female martial artist, tongue in cheek, japanese woman, geisha, schlock, sword, sword fight, samurai, samurai sword ...
Place: japan
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34%
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Killing (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Set during the Edo period, the film follows the life of a ronin (Sosuke Ikematsu) and those around him.
Plot: samurai, sword, katana, swordsman, japanese woman, ronin, brunette, battle, japanese girl
Place: japan
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33%
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Assassination (1964)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Assassination begins with the events of 1853 when "four black ships" anchored at Edo Bay, sparking civil unrest and the major political manoeuvring that saw the end of the Tokugawa Shogunate. At a time when assassination had become a ...
Plot: japanese new wave, revolt, samurai sword, sword, flashback, ronin, rebel army, scheming, samurai, hara kiri, selfishness, torture ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Torture Dungeon (1970)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: In Medieval England, a sadistic duke plots to kill off all the heirs to the throne of England so he can claim he title crown for himself.
Plot: murder, sex, torture, decapitation, sword, female nudity, funeral, pitchfork, one armed man, duke, hunchback, horse ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Death Tube: Broadcast Murder Show (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A young man gets hooked on a website called "Death Tube," which broadcasts actual murders in real time. At first he doesn't believe it is real, until he is brought into the site itself. The killing game is about to begin.
Plot: violence, murder, decapitation, internet, drill, website, texting, katana sword, torture, computer, gore, blood ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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