Movies like Zapatlela

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Zapatlela (1993)
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Zapatlela (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror
Country: India
Duration: 168 min.
Story: Inspector Mahesh kills a gangster but his spirit enters into a near by doll. Later, a puppetry master receives this doll as a gift but this doll will turn his good life into hell.
Plot: village, doll, voodoo, fear, black magic, ventriloquist, jail, shot in the forehead, possession, heart attack, rooftop fight, cripple

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and cynical films with plots about village, husband wife relationship, family relations, ghost, possession, black magic and revenge mostly in Drama, Comedy and Horror genres. Some movies like Zapatlela: Beneath the Surface (2007), Katha Parayumbol (2007), Dolly Deadly (2016), Sreekrishna Parunthu (1984), Anandabhadram (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Beneath the Surface (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: By uncovering a world thought only to exist in his imagination, Ethan brings the love of his life back from the dead in order to clear her name and expose the truth behind her apparent suicide. However, he did not expect the chaos that would come ...
Plot: reanimation, voodoo, zombie, high school, razor blade
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Katha Parayumbol (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 130 min.
Story: the film is about how a barber's life is turned upside down when a film unit comes to the village for a shoot, and the news spreads that superstar Ashok Raj (Mammootty) is the barber's childhood friend. The script also by Srinivasan is so ...
Plot: village, family, old friend, movie business, movie star, school, childhood friend, rich, struggle, film making, malayalam
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 4.6
 132
Dolly Deadly (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A young boy from the trailer park can't take another moment of ridicule from his family and peers. With support from his beloved dollies, he sets out for blood.
Plot: mentally unstable, pastiche, introvert, revenge, doll, outcast
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Sreekrishna Parunthu (1984)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance
Country: India
Story: Kumaran Thampi, a wizard, is not able to keep his vow of celibacy. This keeps getting him into many troubles, most of which are lethal.
Plot: eagle, ex lover, suicide, ghost, celibacy, magic, curse, death, prostitute, magician, possession, black magic ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 7.1
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Anandabhadram (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In the ancient village of Shivapuram, little Ananthan hears a tale from his mother, Gayathri (Revathi). She tells him that his family comes from a line of powerful magicians, and they are responsible for protecting nagamanikyam, a jewel on a ...
Style: suspense, enigmatic, suspenseful
Plot: ghost, ritual, reincarnation, black magic, village, snake, spirit, wish fulfillment, malayalam
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Evil Dead Inbred Rednecks (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Witness one of the most bizarre & confounding flicks ever made in EVIL DEAD INBRED REDNECKS! In a small cabin on the edge of a park, a group of friends gather for fun. But when they come across a mysterious book, and of course despite all ...
Style: toilet humor
Plot: lodge, possession, black magic, peeing, partial female nudity, fart joke, actress playing multiple roles, female nudity, transvestite, urination, demonic possession, child molestation ...
Place: new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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M.K.B.K.M. (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Harry is an industrialist who loves his daughter Bijlee, and the bond they share with Harry's man friday, Matru. Bijlee's plan to wed the son of a politician, however, brings twists and turns in the lives of Matru, Bijlee and Mandola.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: village, humble, couples, romance, parents and children, couple relations, love and romance, on the road, bollywood, village life, supportive parent, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
A Guidebook to Killing Your Ex (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror
Country: Hungary, USA, UK
Duration: 71 min.
Story: A lonely man with an intention of documenting every important detail is planning to kill his ex-girlfriend within 72 hours only to realize things are not as easy as he previously imagined.
Style: surprise ending, twist ending
Plot: found footage, obsession, planned murder, violence against women, anger, tripod, prostitute, police, revenge, love, flower, loneliness ...
Place: hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The in-Laws (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A village-based singer attempts to find love and fame in the big city.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: village, hospital, couple relations, forces of nature, twins, disorder, couples, bollywood, romance, love and romance, nothing goes right, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Deathhead Virgin (1974)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA, Philippines
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A treasure hunter finds a sunken Spanish galleon off the coast of a Philippine island. What he doesn't know is that the ship is guarded by the spirit of an ancient Moro princess
Plot: curse, possession, sunken treasure, ocean, water, ship, underwater, treasure, ghost, supernatural, supernatural power, knife fight ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Buried on Sunday (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Angry island fishermen declare independence and use a Soviet nuclear submarine to get Ottawa's attention.
Plot: submarine, village
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 3.8
 227
Play Dead (1983)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A woman uses her magic powers and a vicious Rotweiller dog to murder her relatives.
Plot: revenge, rottweiler, barking dog, female nudity, possession, black magic, slasher, dog, murder, occult, supernatural power, relative ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.9
 15K
Taxidermia (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror
Country: Hungary, Austria, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three generations of men, including a pervert that constantly seeks for new kinds of satisfaction, an obese speed eater and a passionate embalmer.
Style: surreal, semi serious, humorous, disturbing, offbeat ...
Plot: taxidermy, perversion, family relations, goofy hero, social misfits, misfit, parents and children, surrealism, rejection, gluttony, masochism, vomiting ...
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.3
 2K
Raja Babu (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Raja Babu (Govinda) is a poor orphan adopted by a wealthy village couple (Kadar Khan and Aruna Irani). He is a typical country bumpkin, good-hearted but lacking in urban manners. He falls ...
Style: epic, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: village, social differences, teenage love, bollywood, against the odds, social relations, village life, family relations, power relations, culture clash, rich and poor, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Trash Humpers (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Follows the lives of a small group of sociopathic elderly people in Nashville, Tennessee.
Style: not serious, dark humor, realistic, cynical, gloomy ...
Plot: vandalism, prank, obsession, elderly, aging, dirty old man, anti social, sexual harassment, domestic disturbance, chaos, disorder, mutant ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.6
 1K
Umrika (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a young village boy discovers that his brother, long believed to be in America, has actually gone missing, he begins to invent letters on his behalf to save their mother from heartbreak, all the while searching for him.
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: village, missing person, cons and scams, siblings relations, parents and children, social relations, village life, family relations, coming of age, dishonesty, innocence lost, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: india, america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.0
 137
Pestonjee (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Phirojshah (Naseeruddin Shah) and Pestonjee (Anupam Kher) are two close friends. They attempt to do everything together, and they hope that they will marry the same day as well. Unfortunately, both go to see the same young lady, Jeroo (Shabana ...
Plot: adultery, male friendship, happiness, loneliness, middle class, heart attack, religion, dysfunctional marriage, male female relationship, infatuation, unrequited love, death ...
Time: 1930s
Place: mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Voodoo Possession (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Imagine an insatiable demon that feeds on blood, thrives on pain, and reaches from beyond the grave to torment the living...and the dead. For believers and skeptics alike, there is nothing in this world or the next to rival the relentless evil of a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious
Plot: supernatural, possession, voodoo, supernatural ability, heroes, mystery, crimes, deadly, rivalry, danger, wizards and magicians, blood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
 3.2
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The Dead One (1961)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 71 min.
Story: A voodoo priestess sends out zombies to bring back live victims for her sacrificial rituals.
Plot: zombie, jazz, voodoo, murder, death, revenge, black magic
Place: new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.2
 630
Plainlands (1988)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Finland
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Based on a novel of the same name by the Finnish author, Antti Tuuri, this delicious late-80's comedy builds its dark humour on the stereotypical mentality of the northern part of Finland. While perhaps not as entertaining to a person ...
Plot: submachine gun, drunk, finnish, rainstorm, husband wife relationship, alcohol, teacher, drink, dying, death of brother, pistol, drinking alcohol ...
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Un Quijote sin mancha (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A lawyer trying to fix everyone's problems, instead causes problems, which always end up in funny situations.
Plot: telephone, lawyer, judge, jail, hippie, goat, justice, professor, law firm, courthouse, custody battle, secretary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Faces of Women (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Côte d'Ivoire
Duration: 105 min.
Story: At a festival, a chorus of women sing and dance as two stories unfold. In a village, a young women with a jealous husband gives him something to be jealous about when his younger brother visits from the city.
Plot: sex, feminism, village, festival, dance
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 3.5
 557
Buttcrack (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 68 min.
Story: The gun-totin', Bible-thumpin' Preacher Man Bob must right the universal karma accidently set wrong when Brian inadvertantlty kills his obnoxious butt-cleavaged roommate, Wade.
Plot: voodoo, gore, accident, curse, zombie, cult
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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The Carer (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Hungary, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Dorottya is a young Hungarian actress with a burning desire: to make it on the English stage. Legendary actor, Sir Michael Gifford suffers from an incurable disease, and has one desire: be left alone. When Dorottya becomes his carer they both hope ...
Plot: award ceremony, caregiver, cigarette smoking, falling down, driver, heart attack
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.7
 6K
The Comedian (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A look at the life of an aging insult comic.
Style: captivating, melancholic, light, comic
Plot: aging, comedian, insult, comeback, comedy club, jewish, brother brother relationship, jail, older man younger woman relationship, tattoo, gay slur, stand up comedian ...
Place: florida, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Damned Rain (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 95 min.
Story: There's more at stake than just failed crops when a drought strikes a rural community in this comedy-drama from India.
Style: gloomy, semi serious, realistic
Plot: farm, family relations, family life, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, parents and children, couple relations, rain, death, funeral, village, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Eastern Business (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Romania, Lithuania, Moldova
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two Moldavian friends begin a journey full of adventures and suspense trying various business ideas in order to earn enough money to achieve their dreams.
Style: absurd
Plot: friendship, robbery, jail, bad luck, optimism, journey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Konopielka (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Kaziuk, a stubborn peasant and his pregnant wife live in a backwood village, unaffected by the civilization. The village is once visited by a couple of wanderers, and strange things start to happen afterward. A new schoolteacher is sent to the area. ...
Plot: sickle, female nudity, male female relationship, village, civilization, prophet, village idiot
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.2
 198
O'Hara's Wife (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Workaholic attorney Bob O'Hara (Asner) is devastated when his wife (Hartley) dies suddenly. She returns to "haunt" him, however, (a la "Topper") and her mission is to persuade him to slow down, watch his own health, and ...
Plot: cemetery, husband wife relationship, life support, workaholic, hospital, ghost, jail
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.1
 297
Pachadlela (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: India
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Due to a job transfer, three friends move into a town where the bank they work at assigns them by way of living quarters a creepy mansion with a haunted history. One of the friends, Bharat (Bharat Jadhav), is prone to being possessed. The four ...
Plot: ghost, bodily possession, puppet, revenge, bank, exorcist, exorcism, haunted house, friend, wedding
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%