Movies like The Shadow Within

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The Shadow Within (1970)
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The Shadow Within (1970)
Original name: 影の車
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When a married man begins an affair with a woman from his past, he comes to suspect her young son intends to murder him.
Plot: obsession, youth, adultery, chance meeting, suspicion, fishing, murder, widow, paranoid, insurance agent, childhood memory, travel agent, flashback, bus trip, reunion

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Most similar movies to The Shadow Within

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and sexy films with plots about adultery, female nudity, obsession, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), flashback and sex mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Shadow Within: Until the Night (2004), Obsessed with a Married Woman (1985), Intentions of Murder (1964), Double Suicide (1969), Samurai Rebellion (1967). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Until the Night (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Filmmaker Gregory Hatanaka fashions a stunning film about love and excess. Robert (Norman Reedus) is a writer who hasn't done much writing lately; instead, he's busy pushing the envelope with his toxic mix of boredom, drugs and a dalliance ...
Style: erotic
Plot: adultery, model, making love, sex scene, erotica, obsession, confusion, writers, lovers, female nudity, sex
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Obsessed with a Married Woman (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Jane Seymour makes a six-course meal of her starring role as a magazine editor in Obsessed With a Married Woman--indeed, her performance is the only tangible reason for sitting through this artistically bankrupt TV movie. The story contrives to have ...
Plot: mistress, infidelity, adultery, husband wife relationship, obsession, magazine editor, affair, writers, male female relationship, magazine
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84%
Intentions of Murder (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Sadako, cursed by generations before her and neglected by her common-law husband, falls prey to a brutal home intruder. But rather than become a victim, she forges a path to her own awakening.
Style: suspense, rough, tense, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: rape, violence, unhappiness, suicide attempt, maid, mistress, dysfunctional couple, railway, dysfunctional relationship, adultery, secret, anger ...
Place: japan
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Double Suicide (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Successful and married with children, paper-mill owner Jihei knows better than to contradict the strict social and moral codes of 18th-century Japan. But when he meets the lovely courtesan Koharu, he becomes a man obsessed. Koharu returns his love, ...
Style: mind bending, romantic, surreal, psychedelic, serious ...
Plot: samurai, female nudity, prostitution, existentialism, prostitute, unfulfillment, society, romance, rebellion, love and romance, fighting the system, couples ...
Time: 18th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Samurai Rebellion (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The mother of a feudal lord's only heir is kidnapped away from her husband by the lord. The husband and his samurai father must decide whether to accept the unjust decision, or risk death to get her back.
Style: tense, stylized, emotional, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: samurai, rebellion, revenge, father son relationship, violence, kidnapping, injustice, family relations, rebelliousness, master warrior, martial arts, ruler ...
Time: 18th century, 70s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Ulladakkam (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Reshma is a patient of psychiatrist Dr Sunny. She gets romantically obsessed with him even though this is not reciprocated by the doctor. The arrival of the doctor's fiancee Annie causes a lot of conflict in the mind of Reshma.
Plot: obsession, psychologist, psychopath, threesome, tragic event, love triangle, murder, obsessive love, fiance fiancee relationship, mental illness, psychiatrist, malayalam ...
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60%
Life at the Top (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: 'Life at the Top' is a sequel to 'Room at the Top', made in 1959. Ten years have passed and Joe Lampton now takes a wealthy lifestyle alongside his wife and two kids. But since he's married the boss' daughter, his rise ...
Plot: adultery, business
Place: yorkshire
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57%
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The Demon (1978)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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: slasher, sexy, tense, realistic, erotic ...
Plot: family relations, female nudity, absent father, adultery, starving child, child abuse, greed, youth, traumatic childhood, summer, love triangle, couples ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia, mount fuji, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Dearest (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A prison officer hands in his resignation after his wife's death, to drive to the port where she wants her ashes scattered at sea. Eiji (Ken Takakura) works as a prison officer in Hokuriku. At the age of 53 Eiji loses his wife who he loved the ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching
Plot: road trip, widower, mourning, chance meeting, prison warden, last wish, widow, coffee, dead wife, cremation, squid, boat ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Madam Scandal: Let Me Die For 10 Seconds (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Roman Porno from 1982.
Plot: adultery, male stripper, airplane, female stockinged legs, pantyhose
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Urban Feel (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An estranged couple receives an unexpected visitor who throws everything in their family off balance.
Plot: sex with friend's wife, orgy, sex club, cuckold, marital crisis, adultery, obsession, sex, sexual awakening, routine, sexual desire, childhood sweetheart ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Most Beautiful Night In The World (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 160 min.
Story: Betrayed and disgraced, big-city reporter Kazuya Mizuno is banished to a desk at Kaname's boring little town newspaper. But Kaname isn't as boring as it seems on the surface. Not with characters around like Shimeko, a girl genius with a ...
Style: fable
Plot: countryside, medium, guilt, psychiatrist, secret, father son relationship, sexuality, schoolgirl, research, journalism, haunted by the past, fisherman ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Mano Po 2: My Home (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Antonio Chan, a prominent Chinese businessman, has three women in his life v Sol, a Filipina; Lu Shui, a Chinese; and Belinda, a Filipino-Chinese. Antonio has children with all three women. A crisis shakes up the over-extended Tsinoy family ...
Plot: frame up, murder, chinese, flashback, wedding, interracial romance, adultery, burial, handicapped, family relations, loss of son, chinese culture ...
Place: the philippines, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Sibyl (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sibyl, a jaded psychotherapist, returns to her first passion: writing. But her newest patient Margot, a troubled up-and-coming actress, proves to be a source of inspiration that is far too tempting. Fascinated almost to the point of obsession, Sibyl ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, psychological, surprise ending, enigmatic
Plot: adultery, sex scene, psychoanalysis, psychotherapist, aspiring writer, movie actress, female nudity, psychoanalyst, older woman younger man sex, drunkenness, inspiration, female protagonist ...
Time: 2010s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Desolation Sound (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Noir thriller from Vancouver plays out a destructive friendship between a depressed housewife and her childhood friend to an ugly conclusion.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic
Plot: femme fatale, investigation, uncover truth, obsession, haunted by the past, police detective, family problems, couples, love and romance, crimes, crumbling marriage, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Madame Bovary (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Emma Bovary is bored by her country doctor husband and gives in to the affections of several rich suitors as well as the temptation of living beyond her husband's means.
Style: sexy
Plot: adultery, female nudity, erotica, sexploitation, money, husband, temptation, woman, cheating wife, sex, nudity (full frontal - brief)
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
American Born (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A teenager who is obsessed with gangster movies believes himself to be a real gangster after his father is murdered.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: murder, mafia, tough heroes, teenage life, vengeance, obsession, unlikely criminals, rivalry, gangsters, crimes, teenager, death of father ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Sword of the Beast (1965)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Legendary swordplay filmmaker Hideo Gosha’s Sword of the Beast chronicles the flight of the low-level swordsman Gennosuke, who kills one of his ministers as part of a reform plot. His former comrades then turn on him, and this betrayal so shakes ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, beast, medieval, swordsman, gambling, kung fu, fencing, ancient, ronin, shogun, betrayal ...
Time: 19th century, 60s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: enigmatic, captivating, touching, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: redemption, self discovery, starting over, social relations, human nature, hopes, crimes of passion, haunted by the past, adultery, prison, suicide attempt, murder ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: japan, tokyo, new jersey, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Scarlet Camellia (1964)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In this Japanese drama, a young woman begins murdering all those responsible for her ailing father's condition. First she torches her parents' villa, and then slaughters all her lascivious mother's lovers. Because the girl is so ...
Style: jidai geki
Plot: mother daughter relationship, revenge, biological father, suicide, presumed dead, attempted rape, adultery, serial killer, set on fire, scissors, alias
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Parklands (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 51 min.
Story: Rosie returns to her home city on the death of her father, a former policeman. His diaries hint at corruption, and she also receives hints and veiled threats which support her suspicions. Rosie puzzles about who he was, and about her early life and ...
Plot: police corruption, funeral, widow, settler, drug trade, childhood, mistress, suspicion, girl, marital separation, police officer, death of father ...
Place: adelaide south australia, australia, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Flag in the Mist (1965)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When her only relative, her elder brother is accused of robbing and murdering an old woman loan-shark, pretty, young Kiriko (Chieko Baisho) travels from her home in Kyushu to Tokyo to get Japan's top lawyer to defend her brother. Unfortunately ...
Plot: revenge, murder, court, courtroom, flashback, lawyer, witness, class differences, baseball player, retribution, evidence, french restaurant ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 447
The Stepmother (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Returning home from a business trip, an architect assumes that a client is having an affair with his wife and murders the man. His feelings of guilt and attempts to conceal the crime lead to more complications and death.
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, suspenseful, sexual ...
Plot: stepmother, sex with stepmother, stepmother stepson relationship, adultery, female nudity, sex, erotica, murder, incest, older woman younger man sex, sexual assault, sexual desire ...
Time: 70s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Young Casanova (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Gerard Casanova is the man that all the rich and beautiful women call when they need a little more then the husbands to give them. He's always on call to satisfy their every sexual urge.
Plot: gigolo, adultery, sexually dissatisfied wife, lesbian sex, horny wife, cuckold, male full rear nudity, cheating wife, nudity (full frontal - brief), female nudity, sex, large breasts ...
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 1K
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 ...
Style: thought provoking
Plot: female nudity, forced prostitution, girl, prostitution, tattooed woman, guilt, nudity (full frontal - brief), kidnapped woman, con woman, adultery, tattoo, seduction ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 47
Tattoo Bar (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Although she's still hung up on the man who broke her heart (Miguel Molina), club dancer Simona (Mercedes Ortega) pledges to eradicate all memories of him by removing the tattoos he put on her body. Complicating matters is Mariel (Alexis ...
Plot: love, tattoo, adultery, male full rear nudity, tattooed woman, sex, female nudity, vagina, bare breasts, labia, female full frontal nudity
Place: barcelona
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Goodbye Trainmen (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Veturimiehet heiluttaa on 4. syyskuuta 1992 ensi-iltansa saanut suomalainen elokuva. Elokuva on kuvattu suurimmaksi osaksi Porissa. Veturimiehet heiluttaa sai ensi-iltansa Ruotsissa 26. maaliskuuta 1993.
Plot: train, flashback, neighbor, rain, death, friendship, drunkenness, friend, male female relationship, self destructing, childhood friend, youth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
An Actor's Revenge (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: While performing in a touring kabuki troupe, leading female impersonator Yukinojo comes across the three men who drove his parents to suicide twenty years earlier, and plans his revenge, firstly by seducing the daughter of one of them, secondly by ...
Style: sexy, atmospheric, stylized, enigmatic, sexual ...
Plot: samurai, revenge, sword fight, obsession, surrealism, identity, mad scientist, brutality, male nudity, runaway, manipulation, fantasy world ...
Time: 1930s, 19th century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Time of Wickedness (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Filled with guilt over his forbidden desires, young man leaves home and his studies. He finds a new smaller place to stay, a low-paying but satisfying job and a girlfriend. Then his mother, unable to fight her forbidden desires, shows up.
Style: erotic
Plot: mother son incest, incest, sex with mother, incestuous sex, forbidden sex, taboo, caught having sex, topless woman, caught in the act, incestuous desire, asian, alienation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
An Autumn Afternoon (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Shuhei Hirayama is a widower with a 24-year-old daughter. Gradually, he comes to realize that she should not be obliged to look after him for the rest of his life, so he arranges a marriage for her.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching, gloomy
Plot: family relations, widower, existential loneliness, autumn, regret, wedding, golf, family problems, couples, single parent, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 60s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%