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
Place: feudal japan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, atmospheric and realistic films with plots about blood, violence, murder, samurai, sword, vengeance and female nudity mostly in Drama, Horror and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Demons: Shogun's Joys of Torture (1968), Hot Springs Geisha (1968), Devil Woman (1964), The Black Cat (1968), After the Rain (1999). 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: police, virginity, lesbian kiss, confession, judge, burning, crying, violence, death, boss, love, undressing ...
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, abandoned baby, tattoo, resort, peeping tom, public bath, kidnapping, alcohol
Place: japan
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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, serious, scary ...
Plot: murder, samurai, survival, demon, vengeance, human nature, women, swamp, deserter, war, jealousy, danger ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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: serious, atmospheric, twists and turns, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: ghost, samurai, murder, black cat, revenge, vengeance, strong sexual content, master warrior, danger, heroes, supernatural, assassination ...
Time: middle ages
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: serious, stylized, atmospheric, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, ronin, gory, lone wolves, master warrior, heroes, social misfits, redemption, hopes, misfit, humble, social awkwardness ...
Time: 18th century
Place: japan, asia
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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: samurai, demon, ronin, faith, architect, martial arts, christianity, christian, sword fight, sword, katana sword, bible
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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: samurai, witch, giant monster, sword fight, monster, sister, statue, drinking, village, rescue, mountain, mask ...
Place: feudal japan
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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: torture, execution, blood, punishment, sadism, violence
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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: serious, suspenseful, scary, tense
Plot: samurai, supernatural, ghost, murder, danger, supernatural ability, dealing with death, vengeance, curses spells and rituals, destiny, reincarnation, showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: feudal japan
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58%
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: talky, bleak, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: samurai, down on your luck, life is a bitch, vengeance, heroes, rivalry, society, loss of daughter, in-laws, loss of son, katana, seppuku ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: japan, asia
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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: scam, forced prostitution, yakuza, geisha, tattoo, stabbing, tattoo artist, guilt, con woman, tarantula, seduction, murder ...
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54%
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: talky, realistic, emotional, tense, serious ...
Plot: samurai, rebellion, parents and children, kidnapping, injustice, society, family relations, master warrior, rebelliousness, fighting the system, heroes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 18th century
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: held at gunpoint, photograph, throat slitting, stabbed in the throat, explosion, bartender, karaoke, knife, hospital, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, beating, shot to death ...
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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: violence, murder, highway, mountain, cowboy hat, on the road, revolver, construction worker, bulldozer, campfire, quitting a job, volkswagen bus ...
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47%
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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, swordsman, ronin, japanese woman, katana, japanese girl, brunette, battle
Place: japan
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43%
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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: blood, sexual assault, abduction, goddess, cult, vampire, murder, violence, occult
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43%
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: serious, suspenseful, disturbing, realistic
Plot: criminal's revenge, gory, strong sexual content, prison, juvenile delinquency, crime, violence spree, criminal heroes, crimes, deadly, gang, leadership ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 ...
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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, kimono, rivalry
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, rough
Plot: pirate, samurai, danger, dishonesty, escapades, heroes, rivalry, samurai sword, knife fight, sword duel, ronin, samurai warrior ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: hotel, police, female nudity, erotica, sex, murder, vampire, incest, sister sister relationship, male nudity, police corruption, menstrual blood ...
Place: japan
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38%
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: tongue in cheek, geisha, female martial artist, sword fight, sword, samurai, samurai sword, duel, japanese woman, schlock, female ninja, revenge ...
Place: japan
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37%
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Kwaidan (1964)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 183 min.
Story: Taking its title from an archaic Japanese word meaning "ghost story," this anthology adapts four folk tales. A penniless samurai marries for money with tragic results. A man stranded in a blizzard is saved by Yuki the Snow Maiden, but his ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, bleak, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: samurai, ghost, spirit, anthology, promise, snow, tea, supernatural, monk, painting, storm, heroes ...
Time: 17th century, 19th century, middle ages, 12th century, 1900s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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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 mother, death of father, violence, stabbed in the back, chained, corpse, surgery, death, murder, serial killer, loneliness, dancing ...
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34%
Noriko's Dinner Table (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 159 min.
Story: A teenager named Noriko Shimabara runs away from her family in Toyokawa, to meet Kumiko, the leader of an Internet BBS, Haikyo.com. She becomes involved with Kumiko's "family circle", which grows darker after the mass suicide of 54 ...
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, scary
Plot: cult, internet, suicide, dysfunctional family, nihilism, prostitute, innocence lost, computers and web, woman in danger, danger, youth, on the run ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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34%
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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, white coat, suit and tie, blood, telephone, wine, conspiracy, doctor, syringe, computer, name tag, african american ...
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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: party, sect, aggression, fiend, panic, mayhem, cult, cocaine, alarm, darkness, evil spirit, blood ...
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The Windmill (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Jennifer, an Australian girl on the run from her past, turns up in Amsterdam and, in a desperate attempt to blend in, joins a coach-load of tourists on a tour of Holland's old windmills. When the bus breaks down in the middle of nowhere, she ...
Plot: tourist, windmill, bus, on the run, scythe, blood, slasher, murder, child abuse, violence, gore, devil worship ...
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Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Through round after round of extensive plastic surgery and vigorous maintenance, Ririko has become the absolute manifestation of beauty, and becomes a wildly successful model, actress, and singer. However, soon, her body, unable to withstand the ...
Style: sexy
Plot: plastic surgeon, mini dress, skin, plastic surgery, photo shoot, modeling, suicide, bound and gagged, capitalism, female nudity, bare breasts, seduction ...
Place: tokyo
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A Holy Place (1990)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sveto mesto (A Holy Place, 1990) is based on a literary classic, Nikolai Gogol's 1835 short story, 'Viy'. However, Kadijevic uses it only as a starting point for his own explorations into the dark side of eroticism. Gogol's story ...
Plot: prayer, coffin, pentagram, incest, witch, femme fatale, witchcraft, church, lesbian, father
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