Movies like Midnight Invitation

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Midnight Invitation (1981)
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Midnight Invitation (1981)
Original name: 真夜中の招待状
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 Tatsuo, seized with the idea that he too may disappear, has had a nervous breakdown. Aizawa suggests that Tatsuo recount his dreams as a means of solving the mystery, since human beings have an instinct that foretells the near future in the form of a dream. Keiko and Tatsuo eventually discover that the three disappearances have a strange connection…
Plot: secret, fiancee, disappearance, airport, drawing, pharmacy, coincidence, picture

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Most similar movies to Midnight Invitation

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, psychological and suspenseful films with plots about secret, suicide, cigarette smoking, flashback, friendship, family secret and adultery mostly in Drama, Mystery and Crime genres. Some movies like Midnight Invitation: Murder in Peyton Place (1977), Zero Focus (1961), Pink and Gray (2015), Hyouka: Forbidden Secrets (2017), The House of Hanging (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Murder in Peyton Place (1977)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A former resident of the town of Peyton Place, now wealthy and powerful, secretly returns to the town and sets in motion a spate of killings designed as revenge for past wrongs.
Plot: courtroom, secret, murder, car accident, penthouse, pay phone, falling from height, flashback, dog
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95%
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 460
Zero Focus (1961)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: One week into newlywed Teiko Uhara's marriage, her husband, Kenichi, leaves on a short business trip and never returns. Teiko travels across Japan to search for him, and along the way discovers some surprising facts about her husband's ...
Plot: cliff, flashback, secret, death of husband, prostitute, confession, vice squad, train ride, poisoning, cyanide, arranged marriage, newlyweds ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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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 ⇓
80%
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 ⇓
76%
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The House of Hanging (1979)
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: photographer, actress playing multiple roles, threat, multiple murder, hospital, suicide, severed head, garage, rape, revenge, serial killer
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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 ⇓
74%
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 43K
Burning (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: South Korea, Japan
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Deliveryman Jongsu is out on a job when he runs into Haemi, a girl who once lived in his neighborhood. She asks if he'd mind looking after her cat while she's away on a trip to Africa. On her return she introduces to Jongsu an enigmatic ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, exciting, tense ...
Plot: love triangle, burning, disappearance, childhood friend, tragic love, aspiring writer, class differences, suspicion, stalking, young people, anger, metaphor ...
Time: 2010s
Place: south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 ⇓
69%
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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 ⇓
60%
 7.4
 679
The Demon (1978)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When Sokichi stops providing his long-time lover Kikuyo enough money to pay for the care of their three young children, Kikuyo leaves the children with Sokichi - and his very surprised and angry wife Oume - and disappears.
Style: erotic, serious, psychological, sexual, sexy ...
Plot: love triangle, child abuse, greed, manipulation, danger, siblings relations, parents and children, couple relations, manipulations, mystery, family relations, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: japan, asia, mount fuji, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 37
The Family (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 211 min.
Story: Adaptation of the novel by Toyoko Yamasaki.
Plot: rifle, hotel room, airport, mistress, arranged marriage, furnace, sudden death, bankruptcy, hunting, family dinner
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Under the Sand (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When her husband goes missing at the beach, a female professor begins to mentally disintegrate as her denial of his disappearance becomes delusional.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, sincere, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: missing person, delusion, death, disappearance, tourist, haunted by the past, coping, love and romance, couple relations, mentally unstable, mystery, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Sleeping Waters (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Whatever happened to my father?
Plot: brother sister relationship, swamp, prostitute, murder, little sister, family secret, family relations, servant, secret
Place: brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 ⇓
53%
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 ⇓
51%
 7.8
 1K
Out 1 (1971)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 729 min.
Story: While two dueling theater groups rehearse plays by Aeschylus, two solitary individuals wander the Parisian streets hustling the populace for cash and unravel a conspiracy.
Style: avant garde, semi documentary
Plot: greek mythology, female director, theatre group, conspiracy, theater, stage play, beggar, street musician, professor, rehearsal, paranoia, homosexual ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Disappearance of Finbar (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Ireland, Sweden, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A dissatisfied teen disappears from his small town, leaving friends to wonder about his whereabouts.
Style: gloomy, offbeat, realistic, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: missing person, friendship, coming of age, small town life, on the road, betrayal, small town, obsession, best friends, mystery, track down, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
Place: sweden, europe, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 ⇓
46%
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 799
Traces of Sin (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Tanaka is going through a tough time trying to support his younger sister Mitsuko, recently arrested and hold up in jail. As an investigative reporter, he immerses himself into a story about a shocking murder case gone cold; a family was brutally ...
Style: disturbing, enigmatic, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: murder, mystery, journalism, family, family secret, investigative reporter, planting evidence, manipulation, murder of family, child abuse, cold case, incest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 155
Nowhere to Run (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Harry's married to Marian and things are not going all that well, so he wants out but somehow feels that a divorce is not the answer. After developing a winning blackjack system, he hatches a plan that takes years of preparation: to fake his ...
Plot: private detective, suicide, secret, husband wife relationship
Place: las vegas, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Sea and Poison (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Downed American fliers in WW II are vivisected by Japanese surgeons in medical experiments.
Plot: air force, torture, bomber, vivisection, world war two
Time: year 1945, 1940s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Beautiful Kate (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Ned Kendall is asked to return to the remote and isolated family home by his sister, to say goodbye to his father who is dying. Ned also brings his young aspiring actress fiancee who struggles with the isolation. When home he starts having memories ...
Style: psychological, realistic, tense, stylized, bleak ...
Plot: brother sister incest, incest, siblings relations, secret, forbidden love, dysfunctional family, past, memory, isolation, homecoming, youth, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, adelaide south australia, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.8
 224
The Castle (1968)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: West Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A man comes to a small village to begin his new job as an attendant at the nearby castle. But everybody in the village claims that he surely must be mistaken, there is no need for an attendant at the castle.
Style: allegory
Plot: inspector, anxiety, bar, barmaid, village, alienation, satire, castle, puzzle, bureaucracy, love, death ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 6.5
 63
Secrets (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Etta Berter is a doctor's wife in 1905 who has been unable to have children. The couple has one adopted daughter but she has always wanted more children. Julie Harris's character is the family's cook and close companion to their ...
Plot: church, secret, family secret, troubled teen, family secrets, teenage girl, choir
Place: iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.8
 44K
The Past (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Italy, Belgium, Iran
Duration: 130 min.
Story: After four years apart, Ahmad returns to his wife Marie in Paris in order to progress their divorce. During his brief stay, he cannot help noticing the strained relationship between Marie and her daughter Lucie. As he attempts to improve matters ...
Style: thought provoking, emotional, sincere, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: depression, divorce, coma, dysfunctional family, suicide, secret, infidelity, parenthood, haunted by the past, family reunited, love and romance, reunion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012
Place: paris france, france, europe, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
International Airport (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Manager of a large metropolitan airport tries to deal with the stress of his job, and the various characters that work for him.
Plot: bomb threat, aviation, divorce, airport
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.2
 9K
Wonderstruck (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The story of a young boy in the Midwest is told simultaneously with a tale about a young girl in New York from fifty years ago as they both seek the same mysterious connection.
Style: thought provoking, twists and turns, disturbing, enigmatic, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, secret room, father son relationship, pursuit, photograph, boy, chase, bookstore, hiding place, multiple storylines, twists & turns, black american ...
Time: year 1977
Place: new york, minnesota, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Quill: The Life of a Guide Dog (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: As a Labrador puppy, Quill is sent to live with a couple, Isamu and Mitsuko Nii, who work as volunteers, training guide dogs (seeing eye dogs). When he grows to an adult dog, he is taken to a guide dog school, by a friendly, yet firm trainer Satoru ...
Style: sentimental, uplifting, emotional, touching, serious ...
Plot: friendship, animal training, animal life, pets, mistrust, elderly, disability, optimism, instructor, temperamental, puppy, kindness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 ⇓
40%
 5.3
 251
Shameless (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 98 min.
Story: It's the summer of 1951 in Oslo. Lillian and Amund Wang are blessed with their first and only child. Adrian Wang - a boy or a girl?
Plot: family relations, bully, bullying, secret, albino, transsexual, oedipus complex, shame
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%