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: violence, tattoo, poisoning, blood, coffin, throat slitting, sword, severed arm, geisha
Place: feudal japan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, scary and disturbing films with plots about blood, violence, murder, female nudity, decapitation, death and throat slitting mostly in Drama, Horror and Thriller genres. Some movies like Demons: Shogun's Joys of Torture (1968), Shogun's Sadism (1976), Livestock (2009), Karaoke Terror (2003), God's Bloody Acre (1975). 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: praying, tied up, stabbed with a sword, skin, death by drowning, sexual assault, geisha, sexual torture, death sentence, burning, stabbed with a spear, desperation ...
Time: 1600s
Place: japan, dungeon, 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, sadism, blood, violence, punishment, execution
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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: occult, vampire, abduction, cult, goddess, violence, murder, blood, sexual assault
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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: sex, train, murder, bicycle, newspaper, throat slitting, held at gunpoint, shot to death, beating, corpse, stabbed in the throat, blood splatter ...
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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, murder, violence, mountain, female nudity, rape, shot in the chest, african american, husband wife relationship, kiss, blood, eating ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: sex scene, tv interview, home invasion, satanic ritual, weed, cigarette smoking, female nudity, blood, party, male nudity, revenge, murder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, public bath, alcohol, kidnapping, peeping tom, resort, tattoo, abandoned baby, dying during sex
Place: japan
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52%
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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, jealousy, war, deserter, danger ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
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Genre: Drama, Horror
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Duration: 100 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, disturbing
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Place: japan
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Spiral (2000)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a small town in Japan, Kirie comes upon her boyfriend's father silently videotaping a snail. Later, the mans obsession with spirals becomes more and more bizarre, ending in his suicide in a washing machine which turn his body into a spiral. ...
Style: atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, serious, stylized ...
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Return of Daimajin (1966)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 79 min.
Story: The tyrannical Lord Danjo Mikoshiba covets the rich, fertile lands surrounding Lake Yakumo. During a memorial ceremony for the late Chigusa lord, Mikoshiba launches an attack, overthrowing the honorable Lord Juro. Just when all seems lost, Daimajin ...
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Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
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Plot: computer, bear, texting, decapitation, internet, murder, violence, blood, torture, gore, katana sword, drill ...
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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
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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 ...
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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: atmospheric, twists and turns, serious, 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
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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 ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
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Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
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The Obscene Mirror (1973)
Genre: Drama, Horror
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Country: Russia
Duration: 60 min.
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Style: serious, scary, realistic, surreal, disturbing ...
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Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Japan
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Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, scary
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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The Demon (1963)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 98 min.
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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.
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Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Country: Germany
Duration: 82 min.
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Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
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Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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