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Return of Daimajin (1966)
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Return of Daimajin (1966)
Original name: Daimajin gyakushu
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 rises from Lake Yakumo to settle a score of his own.
Plot: giant monster, monster, violence, river, dynamite, statue, revenge
Place: feudal japan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, stylized and surreal films with plots about monster, giant monster, female nudity, surrealism, danger, violence and supernatural mostly in Fantasy, Drama and Horror genres. Some movies like Return of Daimajin: Majin the Monster of Terror (1966), Bulgasari (1985), The Marsh (2002), Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019), The Magic Serpent (1966). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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95%
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Bulgasari (1985)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: North Korea, Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In feudal Korea, the evil King becomes aware that there is a peasant rebellion being planned in the country. He steals all the iron farming tools and cooking pots from the people so that he may make weapons to fend off the peasant army. After he ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, propaganda film
Plot: battle, giant monster, army, monster, fight, deadly creature, revolution, deadly, escapades, rebellion, chaos and mayhem, injustice ...
Place: asia, korea, north korea
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39%
 6.4
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The Marsh (2002)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two social outcasts in 19th century Eastern Europe, Alexandre and Ulysse, become friends and settle down to live alone on the edge of a marsh that is reputedly haunted by demons, monsters and goblins. These two men have been outcasts all their ...
Plot: demon, monster, village, friends, peasant, friend, friendship, disfigurement, body, murder, pariah, ridicule ...
Time: 1800s
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Story: The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the ...
Plot: monster, creature feature, destruction, giant monster, violence, prehistoric creature, animal horror, dragon, monster versus monster, godzilla, monarch
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Magic Serpent (1966)
Genre: Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In ancient Japan, a good lord is killed and his throne is taken by the trecherous Yuki Daijo and his wizard friend Oroki-maru. The young prince Ikazuki-maru is rescued from the jaws of death by a magic bird sent by a wizard. Ten years later, ...
Plot: dragon, samurai, magic, giant spider, ninja, giant monster, revenge, betrayal, toad, father daughter relationship, sword fight, vengeance ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
War of the Monsters (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After a treacherous expedition to retrieve a giant opal, disaster strikes as the opal reveals itself to be an egg which spawns Barugon, demon dog from Hell! Armed with a deadly tongue and cold beams, Barugon wreaks havoc on Japan. Gamera comes to ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary
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Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Metamorphoses (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A girl is approached by a strange boy outside her high school. He asks her to follow him to hear stories where gods fall in love with human beings.
Style: stylized, serious
Plot: kidnapping, youth, greek mythology, river, animal, metamorphosis, surrealism, love, nude swimming, pubic hair, female nudity, white panties ...
Time: 2010s
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Big Bang Love, Juvenile A (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Big Bang Love tells the story of two young prisoners from different backgrounds whose bond transcends their pasts. This stunning, imaginative film has been adapted from Masaki Ato's homoerotic graphic novel. Two beautiful young men become ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Monster (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A mother and her 10-year old daughter are trapped in a forest. There is something in this forest. Something unlike anything they have heard before. Something that lurks in the darkness and it’s coming after them.
Plot: monster, rain, thunderstorm, mother, daughter, forest, car accident, ambulance, road trip, self sacrifice, broken family, strong female lead ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Cemetery of Splendor (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Thailand, UK, Germany, France, Malaysia, South Korea, Mexico, USA, Norway
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In a hospital, ten soldiers are being treated for a mysterious sleeping sickness. In a story in which dreams can be experienced by others, and in which goddesses can sit casually with mortals, a nurse learns the reason why the patients will never be ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.5
 2K
Guru (1997)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: India
Duration: 136 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Parade of the Planets (1984)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 97 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The River's End (2003)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Iran
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young man leaves his birthplace, Isfahan, to come to capital city ,Tehran, to forgot his childhood memories. He is the storyteller and he tarts revealing his dreams which have been started a few months after the death of his father. In these ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: surreal, avant garde, psychedelic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.7
 9K
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Country: Japan
Duration: 118 min.
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Style: surreal, touching, serious, stylized, sentimental ...
Plot: afterlife, memory, eternity, heaven, disneyland, cloud, old man, teenage girl, bell, airplane, destiny, human nature ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Genre: Drama, Fantasy
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Akira Kurosawa's Dreams (1990)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
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Style: atmospheric, surreal, serious, captivating, mind bending ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 3.7
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Masterless (2015)
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Country: USA, Japan
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Private Collections (1979)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: France, Japan
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⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Gamera: Guardian of the Universe (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.2
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Style: serious, atmospheric, captivating, light
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⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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