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, adultery, chance meeting, suspicion, fishing, murder, paranoid, widow, insurance agent, travel agent, reunion, childhood memory, flashback, bus trip

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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, psychological and suspenseful films with plots about adultery, female nudity, obsession, murder, sex, flashback and nudity (full frontal - brief) 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 ...
Plot: model, adultery, obsession, confusion, lover, lovers, writers, female nudity, sex
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95%
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: adultery, infidelity, mistress, magazine editor, husband wife relationship, affair, obsession, writers, male female relationship, magazine
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83%
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, disturbing, bleak
Plot: japanese new wave, dysfunctional relationship, violence, rape, unhappiness, maid, dark past, dysfunctional family, dysfunctional marriage, secret, infidelity, suffering ...
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69%
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: stylized, emotional, serious, realistic, jidai geki
Plot: prostitute, power relations, fighting the system, romance, love and romance, unfulfillment, society, rebellion, destructive relationship, rich and poor, impossible love, tragic love ...
Time: 18th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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, rebelliousness, injustice, family relations, master warrior, kidnapping, ruler, heroes, fighting the system, parents and children, revenge ...
Time: 18th century, 70s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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, threesome, psychopath, psychologist, injury, murder, psychiatrist, love triangle, mental illness, fiance fiancee relationship, tragic event, obsessive love
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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55%
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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: psychological, sexual, suspenseful, sexy, tense ...
Plot: love triangle, greed, child abuse, manipulation, couples, family problems, strong sexual content, family relations, danger, dishonesty, mystery, manipulations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: asia, japan, mount fuji, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: cuckolded husband, orgy, marital crisis, unfaithful wife, obsession, adultery, extramarital affair, sex, cuckold, sex scene, sex club, routine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 393
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, touching, serious, sincere
Plot: road trip, mourning, widower, human ashes, chance meeting, prison warden, last wish, festival, cremation, coffee, lakeside, typhoon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Madam Scandal: Let Me Die For 10 Seconds (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Roman Porno from 1982.
Plot: adultery, airplane, male stripper, pantyhose, female stockinged legs
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, female nudity, sex, nudity (full frontal - brief), unfaithful wife, cheating wife
Place: france
⇓ 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: japanese culture, village, corruption, psychiatrist, secret, adultery, news reporter, priest, bar owner, paranormal phenomena, fisherman, bar ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: family relations, interracial relations, loss of son, chinese culture, murder, frame up, interracial romance, adultery, chinese, flashback, burial, wedding
Place: china, the philippines
⇓ 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: psychological, enigmatic, surprise ending
Plot: adultery, sex scene, psychoanalysis, bare breasts, psychotherapist, psychoanalyst, aspiring writer, drunkenness, alcoholic, drunk, alcoholics anonymous, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 2010s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Ten Black Women (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Kaze is a philandering TV producer. His wife and nine of his mistresses conspire to kill him. However each woman would rather keep him alive, as long as she was the only woman in his life.
Plot: polygamy, revenge, bare breasts, murder, ghost, adultery, television studio, cat fight, neglected wife, trapped, deception, sex scene
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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.
Plot: adultery, husband, money, temptation, sex, adulteress, female nudity, woman, cheating wife, nudity (full frontal - brief)
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, haunted by the past, obsession, uncover truth, investigation, betrayal, love and romance, crimes, dishonesty, friendship, couple relations, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Golden Braid (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a man discovers a golden braid hidden inside an antique he has purchased, he becomes obsessed with the fantasy of a love affair from time past and the woman he imagines the braid belonged to.
Style: psychological, touching, atmospheric, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: love and romance, obsession, estrangement, erotica, masturbation, fetish
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: australia
⇓ 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: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: strangulation, martial arts, betrayal, samurai, reform, ronin, gambling, vengeance, shogun, innocence lost, uninhibited rivalry, tragic love ...
Time: 60s, 19th century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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, offbeat ...
Plot: redemption, starting over, human nature, social relations, hopes, haunted by the past, crimes of passion, murder, ufo, village, infidelity, erotica ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: adultery, presumed dead, alias, revenge, attempted rape, biological father, mother daughter relationship, set on fire, scissors, suicide, multiple murder, serial killer
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 372
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: suspenseful, sexual, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Plot: adultery, murder, stepmother, sex with stepmother, stepmother stepson relationship, beach, beach house, deadly, manipulations, dishonesty, crimes, sexual content ...
Time: 70s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: girl, death of father, widow, father daughter relationship, childhood, police corruption, funeral, mistress, drug trade, suspicion, police officer, immigrants ...
Place: south australia, australia, adelaide south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, tommy gun, teenager, mafia, teenage life, tough heroes, vengeance, obsession, unlikely criminals, rivalry, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 38
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: adultery, love, tattoo, labia, female full frontal nudity, sex, female nudity, tattooed woman
Place: barcelona, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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The Key (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A disillusioned Los Angeles based married couple's twisted sexual relationship is told exclusively through their own private journal entries. What results is a visually stunning exploration of obsession, desperation, and lust in this deeply ...
Plot: diary, adultery, sexual frustration, artist, jealousy, lust, marriage, obsession, sex, eroticism, sexual obsession, journal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: court, trial, murder, revenge, baseball player, lawyer, retribution, evidence, witness, class differences, flashback, cigarette lighter ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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, adultery, strangulation, forced prostitution, seduction, samurai, stabbing, kidnapping, tarantula, yakuza, female nudity, samurai sword ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Killing of Two Lovers (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: David desperately tries to keep his family of six together during a separation from his wife. They both agree to see other people but David struggles to grapple with his wife’s new relationship.
Style: suspense, psychological, disturbing, atmospheric
Plot: husband wife relationship, male female relationship, moral ambiguity, crumbling marriage, family problems, society, open marriage, up and down relationship, marriage, dysfunctional marriage, obsession, betrayal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%