Movies like The House of Hanging

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The House of Hanging (1979)
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The House of Hanging (1979)
Original name: 病院坂の首縊りの家
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 139 min.
Story: This time, Kousuke investigates a murder in a hospital. The murderer leaves misleading evidence to divert Kousuke's attention on the case. Suspicion and doubt clouds Kousuke's mind.
Plot: rape, suicide, hospital, photographer, threat, garage, severed head, revenge, actress playing multiple roles, multiple murder, serial killer

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Most similar movies to The House of Hanging

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, captivating, psychotronic and surprise ending films with plots about suicide, revenge, rape, murder, husband wife relationship, flashback and pregnancy mostly in Drama, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like The House of Hanging: The Inugami Family (2006), The Inugami Family (1976), The Devil's Ballad (1977), And So It Is (1966), The Hunter's Diary (1964). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Inugami Family (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A remake of the 1976 award winning film. When tycoon Inugami Sahei passes away, he unexpectedly leaves the family fortune to outsider Tamayo on the condition that she marry one of the Inugami grandsons - Sukekiyo, Suketake, or Suketomo - pitting ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: severed head, mask, inheritance, last will and testament, leg, murder, stolen identity, axe, poison, frog, legs, axe murder ...
Time: 1940s, year 1947
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Inugami Family (1976)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 146 min.
Story: When a tycoon passes away, he unexpectedly leaves the family fortune to outsider Tamayo on the condition that she marries one of the grandsons, pitting blood against blood.
Plot: murder, flashback, family feud, war veteran, stolen identity, leg, hotel, greed, legs, body swapping, axe murder, axe ...
Time: 1940s, year 1947
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
The Devil's Ballad (1977)
Genre: Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A serial killer responsible for 7 minors' deaths thus far seems to kill to a particular rhythm, which the authorities must identify to catch him.
Plot: wine, bicycle, murder, sparrow, private detective, grape, orange, poison, mirror, convention, waterfall, ball
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1952
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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And So It Is (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bolivia
Duration: 75 min.
Story: While her husband is on his way to the market, a peasant woman is raped and murdered. Her widower carefully plans his revenge.
Plot: revenge, rape, businessman, native american, community, countryside
Place: bolivia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Hunter's Diary (1964)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Leaving his wife in Osaka, Honda leads a double life in Tokyo – after spending the day as an elite businessman, he flirts around in the evenings. He even rents a secret apartment where he keeps record of his girl hunts in his diary, the ...
Plot: serial killer, diary, hotel, voyeur, false accusation, mole, falling from height, courtroom, strangulation, pregnancy, suicide, gay bar ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
And Jimmy Went to the Rainbow's Foot (1971)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: West Germany, Austria
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The son of an Argentine chemist travels to Vienna, to solve the murder of his father. Step by step, he realizes that his father was internationally entangled in secret service machinations and chemical weapon sales, and ends up in mortal danger ...
Style: suspense
Plot: ripping clothes, rape, undressing, pistol, sex on table, gun, female nudity, investigation
Place: vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
School Day of the Dead (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Some students decide to set up a play written by one of their classmates, who has commited suicide. The play is based on a tragic and mysterious legend about a love affair between two teachers at the school long ago. Some girls then accidentally ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: suicide, secret organization, school principal, theater, forgery, police
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Nessun Dorma (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The beautiful yet naive Jasmine has second thoughts about her arranged marriage with the most eligible bachelor in town because she is secretly in love with the dog-loving math prodigy Fong. One night, she is attacked on her way home. She wakes up ...
Plot: kidnapping, rape, revenge, whodunit, suicidal, filicide, autism, flashback
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The Makioka Sisters (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: This sensuously beautiful film chronicles the activities of four sisters who gather in Kyoto every year to view the cherry blossoms. It paints a vivid portrait of the pre-war lifestyle of the wealthy Makioka family from Osaka, and draws a parallel ...
Style: captivating, sincere, touching, serious, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: family relations, siblings relations, romance, working class, couples, family life, family problems, matchmaking, world war two, forces of nature, family in crisis, nubile woman ...
Time: 20th century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Revenge Is My Destiny (1971)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Chris Robinson plays an eyepatched Vietnam vet named Ross Archer, who comes home to find that his wife had left him and become involved with some shady business dealings.
Plot: revenge, vietnam veteran, eye patch, underground, homecoming, search, arcade, disguise, murder, wig, violence, bank ...
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
A STRANGER IN THE MIRROR (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Based on Sidney Sheldons novel.
Plot: ambition, starlet, actress, woman slaps man, casting couch, stroke, hollywood sign, rape, comedian, revenge, betrayal, mother daughter relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Mandala (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The film follows the differing lives of two Buddhist monks in Korea. By following their lives and their interaction throughout the film, Im creates a contemplation of the nature of individualism, religious belief and enlightenment.
Plot: buddhist, enlightenment, monk, rape, korean, zen, suicide
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Pink and Gray (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Popular actor Rengo Shiraki dies suddenly. Due to his sudden death, unpopular actor Daiki Kawata attracts the spotlight due to his close friendship with Rengo. Did Rengo Shiraki commit suicide or was he murdered?
Plot: corpse, actor, best friends, best friend, japanese man, based on a novel
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Midnight Invitation (1981)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Keiko Inagawa (Asami Kobayashi) pays a visit to neurologist Aizawa about her fiancé Tatsuo Tamura (Kaoru Kobayashi). A mysterious case involving the disappearance of Tatsuo’s three brothers, one after the other, is yet to be resolved and now ...
Plot: pharmacy, coincidence, airport, secret, picture, fiancee, drawing, disappearance
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Sense of an Ending (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A man becomes haunted by his past and is presented with a mysterious legacy that causes him re-think his current situation in life.
Style: disturbing, enigmatic, captivating, psychological
Plot: revenge, jealousy, memory, father daughter relationship, pregnancy, dream, letter, mysterious past, aging, danger, family relations, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Hyouka: Forbidden Secrets (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Energy-conservative high school student Houtarou Oreki ends up with more than he bargained for when he signs up for the Classics Club at his sister's behest—especially when he realizes how deep-rooted the club's history really is. ...
Plot: girl wearing a miniskirt, japanese school, asian school, short skirt, japanese teenager, sailor uniform, japanese schoolgirl, school uniform, ponytail, school, schoolgirl uniform, skirt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
A Wife Confesses (1961)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Tied to a mountain between her brutalizing spouse and her secret lover, disaster strikes; the authorities accuse her of murder and prompt a confession.
Plot: mountain climbing, doubt, cuckolded husband, murder trial, cuckold, courtroom drama, adultery, young widow, suspicious wife, japanese new wave, professor
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Autumn Lights (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Iceland, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An American photographer adrift in a remote Icelandic community becomes entangled in the lives of a mysterious European couple.
Style: enigmatic, suspense, captivating, touching
Plot: cheating wife, infidelity, photographer, clue, husband wife relationship, desire, love, sex scene, autumn, suicide, couples, fight ...
Place: iceland, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Birds Without Names (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An unstable young woman pines for the ex boyfriend who nearly beat her to death - and who has mysteriously disappeared - in this gripping tale of lust, devotion and redemption.
Plot: love affair, boyfriend, desert, older man younger woman relationship, affair, massage, suicide, absent father, red dress, con artists, coat, bird ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Million Dollar Man (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A man, who is repaying a 30 million yen debt left by his brother, wins the 300 million yen lottery. He grapples with the question of whether money can buy him happiness.
Plot: friendship, debt, betrayal, lottery, winner, millionaire, based on a novel
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Mondo Keyhole (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Howard Thorne is a rapist in Los Angeles: he meets women at work and at parties or he sees them walking down the street, and he follows them, terrifies them, and assaults them. He also dreams about these assaults, and he's unclear how much of ...
Style: psychotronic, cult film
Plot: serial rapist, rape, revenge, lesbian, rapist, castration, nudity (full frontal - brief), husband wife relationship
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Deadly Delicious (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: China
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mystery about a gourmet in love with two different women who winds up poisoned.
Plot: captivity, menage a trois, revenge, car accident, writing in blood, paper airplane, chinese food, cheating wife, held captive, retribution, unplanned pregnancy, housewife ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.0
 207
Out of Sight (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Israel
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Ya'ara, a blind PhD candidate in Mathematics at Princeton University, hears of her cousin Talia's suicide. Ya'ara rushes back to Israel. They were best of friends and twin spirits. Talia saw for both of them, and was always the one ...
Plot: suicide, coming of age, blood, doctor, flashback, pregnancy, clinic, taxi, sea, blindness, audio cassette, diabetes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Share (2019)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After discovering a disturbing video from a night she doesn’t remember, sixteen-year-old Mandy must try to figure out what happened and how to navigate the escalating fallout.
Plot: rape, high school, 16 year old, female director, african american, grocery store, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, drunkenness, fainting, sex, police ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Sting of Death (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Miho and Toshio, putting their children and household at stake, duel for control in their degrading, middle-aged marriage.
Plot: revenge, psychological drama, marital crisis, insanity, infidelity, sexuality, adultery, suicide attempt
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.5
 42
Perversion (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Ryan McNamara has been beaten, abused, witnessed slaughter, and been subjected to sexual torture. But that's nothing compared to what Ryan is about to do.
Style: suspense
Plot: rape, revenge, repayment, teenager, psycho sexual, violence, fear, agoraphobia, terror, gang, killer
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Ladies Club (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A raped policewoman forms a vigilante group of various rape victims. They abduct and castrate men whom have committed repeated violations of women, and got away with it through legal technicalities.
Style: rough, suspense, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: castration, rape, revenge, vigilante, misandry, female doctor, female protagonist, courtroom, surgery, murder, rape revenge, drugged ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When her doctor recommends that a widow pursue her unfulfilled life ambitions, he doesn't realize that she has always wanted to be a spy. Sending a letter to her congressman gets her an interview with the CIA and accidentally gets her an ...
Plot: espionage, widow, spy, cia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.2
 211
Death Water (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Newspaper correspondent Kyoko Togakure (Haruka Igawa) visits a nursing home in the outskirts of Tokyo. She finds the dead body of a resident. It was an apparent suicide. He's holding a piece of paper with the mystifying word "Death ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: supernatural, classroom, suicide, water, vomiting, eyes different color, concussion, hair loss, broken glass, photograph, falling to death, cell phone ...
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Scent of a Spell (1985)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young man returns home from the bar only to find a woman who was about to kill herself. Taking her home and protecting her, he learns that she’s escaped from a violent husband… but there’s more to her story than she’s willing to tell at ...
Plot: roman, death wish, shadow, past, siren, head injury, blow job, petting, jumping from a rooftop, baseball bat, investigation, bachelor ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%