Movies like Human

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Human (1962)
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Human (1962)
Original name: 人間
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The ship Kaijin Maru is left adrift after losing all means of navigation in a storm. The four people on the ship are becoming increasingly desperate as food and water run out.
Style: suspense
Plot: stranded, sea, fight, ship, ocean, shipwreck, food, water, suicide, hunger, cannibalism, storm, rain, murder, captain, guilty conscience, rice, guilt, selfishness, thirst, malnutrition, drinking water, japanese new wave

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, bleak, realistic and atmospheric films with plots about murder, suicide, death, female nudity, sea, flashback and blood mostly in Drama and Horror genres. Some movies like Human: Devil Woman (1964), The Black Cat (1968), A Story Written with Water (1965), Irezumi (1966), Lullaby of the Earth (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, scary, serious ...
Plot: samurai, murder, survival, demon, human nature, swamp, vengeance, bodies, soldier, danger, rivalry, heroes ...
Time: 14th century, middle ages
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
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95%
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: bleak, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: ghost, murder, samurai, vengeance, supernatural, danger, deadly, black cat, love, battle, battles, curse ...
Time: middle ages
Place: japan, asia
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91%
A Story Written with Water (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Struggling with his true emotions, dreams, memories of the past and the reality Shizuo is about to marry, but is torn between his wife-to-be and the love to his mother.
Plot: japanese new wave, mother son relationship, geisha, lake, loss of father, dream, surrealism, spa, extramarital affair, water, loss of mother, car accident ...
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55%
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Irezumi (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In this elegant proto-feminist shocker from Yasuzo Masumuro, a woman forced into prostitution wreaks her spidery revenge. A mysterious tattoo artist puts his masterpiece, a human-faced spider, on a kidnapped woman's back. She and her lover are ...
Plot: con woman, yakuza, scam, kidnapping, guilt, samurai sword, adultery, prostitute, tattoo, stabbing, forced prostitution, attempted rape ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Lullaby of the Earth (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The story of an orphan girl, brought up in naive, rustic innocence by an elderly relative, who is suddenly exposed to the brutality, greed and deceptiveness of the outside world when her grandmother dies. Notwithstanding her healthy distrust of all ...
Plot: pilgrimage, man hits a woman, girl, teenager, female protagonist, caning, torture, earth, sea, venereal disease, temple, flashback ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Incident (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 138 min.
Story: The body of Sakai Hatsuko, a woman of 23 who has been slain with a knife, has been found in a forest. Some days later, Ueda Hiroshi, a 19-year-old shipyard worker, is arrested and charged with the murder. At Ueda's trial, a complex story ...
Plot: bicycle, courtroom, flashback, knife, abortion, murder, lawyer, barmaid, court, pregnancy, underage, factory worker ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Woman of the Lake (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A married woman lets her lover take naked pictures of her. The photos end up in possession of a man who starts blackmailing the couple.
Plot: blackmail, adultery, photographer, stalker, sea, extramarital affair, stalking, maniac, pornographer, passionate kiss, japanese new wave, body double ...
Place: tokyo
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34%
Aloa: Festivity of the Whores (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A married couple from Germany, middle-aged Manfred and his much younger wife Meyra, who are originally from Zagreb, spend their vacation on the island Hvar. They are staying at Ms. Marija's house. Ms. Marija's son and Meyra feel an erotic ...
Style: suspense, sexy, sexual
Plot: brother sister incest, brother sister sex, cheating wife, sex with brother, sex scene, male full rear nudity, cuckolded husband, older man younger woman marriage, sea, escape attempt, perversion, beating ...
Place: former yugoslavia, yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Yumechiyo's Diary (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Yumechiyo, a geisha house madam recently diagnosed with a terminal illness, yearns to do something constructive with the little time she has left. Through her responsibility lies in taking care of her girls, she finds purpose in providing a man ...
Plot: father son relationship, love, train, river, geisha, son murders father, witness, accidental death, murder, bridge, resort, hot spring ...
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32%
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Saving Grace (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Grace is a homeless teenager. She befriends an unemployed carpenter and he invites her to share his flat. She moves in and to her surprise a delicate relationship develops. He helps her repair her shattered self-esteem and she begins to feel loved ...
Plot: murder, delusion, street kid, suicide, crucifix, trust, flashback, religion, memory lapse, miraculous event
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32%
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The Shadow (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Adapted from Peyami Safa’s novel Selma and Her Shadow, the movie tells the story of Selma. Selma (Görkem Yeltan) is the ultimate femme fatale whose alluring and seductive nature and irresistible charms exude an aura of death for men.
Plot: cigarette smoking, femme fatale, neo noir, love, poem, murder, woman smoker, suicide
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30%
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Undercurrent (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iceland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The crew on board the fishing vessel Undercurrent RE 29 has become uncomfortably numb with its never ending routine of week long tours at sea. Then, during one dark and dreary night this routine is shaken to its foundation when one of the most solid ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, bleak ...
Plot: ocean, ship, workplace, confined, power relations, ocean or sea, isolation, human nature, search and rescue, under the surface, jealous husband, nosebleed ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iceland, europe, atlantic ocean
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30%
In and Out of Planet Earth (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 76 min.
Story: A documentary from Nick Peterson.
Plot: murder, alter ego, rainbow, ocean, fish, underwater, purgatory, hell, sea, isolation
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29%
Lighter Fluid (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 66 min.
Story: An experimental look into the lives of teens and young adults in a dysfunctional town.
Style: experimental
Plot: suicide, murder, abandoned house, surrealism, skateboard, death, skateboarding, pregnancy, sex, drug, drugs
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28%
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Boy Crush (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, France, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Seven short films in which gay youths and young men negotiate society, sometimes successfully, sometimes not. In several, teen boys come out, perhaps first to a close friend - how will the friends react? For some youths, coming out risks violence. ...
Plot: deaf, stranded, youth, immigration, gay, gay athlete, internet, car breakdown
Time: future
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28%
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Crusoe (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Robinson Crusoe is shipwrecked and he finds himself all alone on a tropical island. With a few tools he manages to rescue from the wreck he has to learn to support himself until help arrives.
Style: sincere, atmospheric, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: survival, desert island, island, shipwreck, confined, adventure, escapades, fish out of water, isolation, tropical island, stranded, marooned ...
Time: 19th century
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28%
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The Eel (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: White-collar worker Yamashita finds out that his wife has a lover visiting her when he's away, suddenly returns home and kills her. After eight years in prison, he returns to live in a small village, opens a barber shop (he was trained as a ...
Style: captivating, psychological, touching, enigmatic, contemplative ...
Plot: redemption, starting over, human nature, social relations, hopes, crimes of passion, haunted by the past, murder, ufo, village, infidelity, erotica ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, new jersey
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28%
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Ordeal (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Left to die in the desert by his wife and her lover, a businessman fights to survive and get his revenge.
Plot: stranded in the desert, stranded, murder, desert, survival, adultery, left to die, wilderness, broken leg
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27%
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This Transient Life (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Near a remote Buddhist monastery, a young man falls in love with his sister and gets her pregnant. After a monk finds out, the young man becomes an assistant to a master sculptor, only to proceed to complicate matters with his affairs.
Plot: voyeurism, buddhism, sculptor, priest, suicide, incest, brother sister incest, sibling relationship, japanese new wave, student, buddhist monk, university ...
Place: kyoto japan
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27%
Whispering Pages (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia, Germany
Duration: 77 min.
Story: The pages that whisper through this brooding, beautiful tone poem are from nineteenth-century Russian literature, primarily Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment. An anonymous man wanders through decomposing, fog-enshrouded catacombs and encounters a ...
Plot: murder, faith, religion, poverty, lion, humiliation, reflection, surrealism, water, homelessness, desperation, hiding place
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27%
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Maborosi (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young woman's husband apparently commits suicide without warning or reason, leaving behind his wife and infant. Yumiko remarries and moves from Osaka to a small fishing village, yet continues to search for meaning in a lonely world.
Style: atmospheric, contemplative, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: suicide, hopes, village, arranged marriage, self discovery, museum, couples, social relations, youth, love and romance, babies and infants, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, europe, italy, venice ...
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27%
The Perfect Education (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Schoolgirl Kuniko is kidnapped by a middle-aged man Iwazono when she is jogging. He tells her that he had a failed marriage which leaves him a deep and everlasting scar in his mind. He kidnaps her in search of a perfect marriage and intends to lock ...
Plot: kidnapping, schoolgirl uniform, sexuality, schoolgirl, jogging, hot spring, bondage, erotica
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26%
Peppermint Candy (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea, Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In the spring of 1999, a group of old friends gather to celebrate their 20 year reunion. Among the group is Yeong-ho, a cold, unhappy man, whose demeanor puts a damper on the festivities. The seriousness of Yeong-ho"s depression becomes ...
Style: serious, psychological, bleak, suspense, stylized ...
Plot: reunion, suicide, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, destiny, politics, regret, interrogation, martial law, loneliness, society, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s, year 1999, year 1998, year 1980, year 1984 ...
Place: south korea
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26%
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Ambiguous (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 63 min.
Story: Ambiguous is a 2003 Japanese Pink film directed by Toshiya Ueno. It was chosen as Best Film of the year at the Pink Grand Prix ceremony. Five suicidal people meet on the Internet and form a 'suicide group'. They all have reasons for which ...
Plot: suicide attempt, suicide, sex scene, death, bathtub, domestic violence, murder, bondage, change of heart, pantyhose, sex, porn star ...
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26%
Los invitados (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A murder is committed in a small village of Andalusia.
Style: based on true events
Plot: murder, plantation, mafia, marijuana, drugs, drug
Place: andalusia
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26%
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She and He (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: As her husband Eiichi becomes more entangled in his life as businessman, Naoko looks for ways to expand her own life even as her husband's life shrinks in scope and intimacy. She finds new interests, new love, and a greater sense of her place ...
Plot: japanese new wave, bourgeoisie, japanese woman, compassion, poverty, husband wife relationship, japanese wife, empathy, japanese man, self discovery
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25%
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Jon (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Film by Jaakko Pyhälä.
Plot: fishing, outsider, ship, soldier, sea, drinking alcohol, humanity, lapland, village, friendship, gas station, alcoholic ...
Place: norway
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25%
The Man Who Left His Will on Film (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A metaphysical mystery involving a university student's camera getting stolen, and the thief then committing suicide. Looking back upon the event, the situation comes to be questioned if it happened at all.
Plot: telephone, sex scene, student, communist, police, breaking the fourth wall, female nudity, university, japanese new wave, suicide, surrealism, jumping off a building ...
Place: tokyo
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25%
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Depravación (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Story: In the privacy of his country retreat, Victor Kinski, a writer of erotic novels, leads a hedonistic lifestyle in the company of his partner Miriam. Although outwardly contented with his present relationship, he is assailed by continuous memories of ...
Plot: submission, orgy, lesbian, rape, suicide, obsession, murder, sadism, psychopath, threesome, guilt, erotica ...
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25%
Abe Sada: The Last Seven Days (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 70 min.
Story: In May 1936, the “Abe specific incident.” shook the entire country of Japan. It is said that Abe had a live-in maid (Yuma Asami), the owner of the restaurant’s employer Ishida (Nobuyuki Matsuda) was killed, that the cut is more localized. With ...
Style: erotic, sexploitation film, exciting, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: true crime, sexploitation, erotica, female killer, female nudity, japanese woman, murder, assassin, severed penis, simulated sex, large breasts, simulated blow job ...
Time: year 1936
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25%