Movies like Under a Kaleidoscope

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Under a Kaleidoscope (2014)
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Under a Kaleidoscope (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Caleb Loomis is an agoraphobic twenty-something. In his spare time he makes UFO videos with miniature cities and takes an unhealthy amount of LSD. One afternoon he hears Beatrice, the lady next door, being abused. After striking an odd friendship through the wall Caleb is made aware of who lives with Beatrice.. setting in to a motion a pitch-black psychedelic revenge fantasy.
Style: psychedelic, underground film
Plot: australian, inner city, violence, craziness, surrealism

Most similar movies to Under a Kaleidoscope

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out psychedelic, surreal, psychotronic and suspense films with plots about surrealism, violence, australian, female nudity, drugs, family relations and insanity mostly in Drama, Comedy and Thriller genres. Some movies like Under a Kaleidoscope: The Acid Eaters (1968), Hallucination Generation (1966), Judy & Punch (2019), Mondo Yakuza (2016), The Plains of Heaven (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Acid Eaters (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 62 min.
Story: A group of office workers go every Friday afternoon to the White Pyramid, a 50-foot tower of LSD.
Style: psychedelic, surreal
Plot: lsd, exploitation, devil, sex, female nudity, surrealism, drugs, motorcycle, sexuality, parody, nudity (full frontal - brief), quicksand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Hallucination Generation (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A juvenile is mad at his mom so he leaves his home in San Francisco to join a charismatic LSD guru's cult in Spain and turns on, tunes in, and drops out. He also gets involved in murder.
Style: psychedelic, psychotronic
Plot: rebellion, exploitation, drugs, hippie, lsd, hallucination, robbery
Time: 1960s, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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Judy & Punch (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the anarchic town of Seaside, nowhere near the sea, puppeteers Judy and Punch are trying to resurrect their marionette show. The show is a hit due to Judy's superior puppeteering but Punch's driving ambition and penchant for whisky lead ...
Style: avant garde, surprise ending
Plot: puppeteer, female director, small town, death by hanging, insanity, parent child relationship, hiding place, sexy woman, enlightenment, puppet show, puppet, mob ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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Mondo Yakuza (2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror
Country: Australia
Story: Ichiro Kataki, a violent Yakuza gang member travels to Melbourne, Australia after his beloved sister Yuko is brutally murdered by a group of criminals. Hell bent on vengeance he teams up with Cassidy Arizona, a lady of the night with a vendetta of ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: yakuza, underground, revenge, bullet, violence, gun, craziness
Place: tokyo, australia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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The Plains of Heaven (1982)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Two scientists at a remote satellite station begin to have hallucinations because of the facility's isolation. Or are they hallucinations... ?
Plot: wilderness, search, silence, solitude, insanity, mental breakdown, nurse, mountain, loneliness, destroying property, destruction of property, existentialism ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Check to the Queen (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: 26 year old Silvia has it all, but is still discontent, and daydreams about BDSM sex. When her husband is away on a business trip, she goes to a castle outside Rome to work as a secretary. Here she is turned into a slave.
Style: psychedelic, psychotronic
Plot: bdsm, masochism, modeling, sexploitation, affair, lesbian, servant, lesbianism, slave, sex slave, female bondage, female nudity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Franklin: A Symphony of Pain (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The mind is a terrible thing to waste
Style: psychedelic, serious, suspense, bleak, mind bending
Plot: secret society, betrayal, symbolism, cult leader, psychotic, self mutilation, abduction, mask, drugs
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Microscopic Liquid Subway to Oblivion (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Bahamas, Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An acid trip of a movie.
Style: art house, psychedelic, underground film
Plot: hallucination, visual hallucination, art, surrealism, lsd, heroin
Time: year 1970
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.0
 66
Hotel Room (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, Argentina, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The coincidence cross fates of five characters in a hotel room in New York. A newlyweds couples discussing, a touring magician requesting the services of a prostitute, a voyeur photographer that is silent witness to the fight of a couple on the ...
Style: amateur film, cult film, underground film
Plot: amateur, loneliness, home movie, marriage, violence, hotel room, sex, female nudity
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.4
 54
54 Days (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: 5 people trapped in a bunker after a nuclear and biological attack are forced to make an impossible decision - either one dies or they all die.
Plot: post nuclear, australian, distopia, invasion, post apocalypse, survival
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.0
 198
The Penthouse (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Three thugs--Tom, Dick and Harry (a woman)--break into the penthouse apartment of an adulterous couple and proceed to terrorize them, but as it turns out, things aren't exactly what they seem to be.
Plot: penthouse, mistress, rape, criminal, violence, play, swashbuckler, home invasion, female nudity
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
And in the Morning They Woke Up (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: And in The Morning They Woke Up
Plot: surrealism, hung over, flashback, vodka
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Nexxt - Frau Plastic Chicken Show (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Hungary
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the 20th live broadcast of Frau Plastic Chicken’s TV show entitled Nexxt, the first guest comes from the sixties: it is the hero of Burgess’s novel A Clockwork Orange, the notorious murderer Alexander Grushkin, that is, Little Alex. With the ...
Plot: talk show, prostitute, tv show, tv show in film, surrealism, breaking the fourth wall, satire, male nudity, pubic hair, serial killer, psychopath, tv reporter ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.2
 51
Dalkeith (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Tells the true story of the residents at Dalkeith Residential Home who sit around every day just waiting to die until staff buy them a greyhound. Naming the dog Dalkeith after the home, they discover she is a phenomenal runner and she is soon ...
Plot: old woman, retirement home, australian, elderly, dog, bet, gambling, lawsuit, old man, male female relationship
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Mulholland Dr. (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Initially, "Mulholland Dr." was to mark David Lynch's return to television. It is a retooling of a script originally shot as a 94-minute pilot for a TV series (co-written with TV screenwriter Joyce Eliason) for the channel ABC, which ...
Style: psychedelic, surreal, twists and turns, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: lesbian relationship, investigation, audition, amnesia, actress, hollywood, death, passion, pilot, manipulation, cowboy
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.0
 6
Turtle (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Cameroon
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A story about friendship between a boy and his turtle.
Plot: violence, circumcision, turtle, father son relationship, boy, fleeing, hut, fight, magic realism, fire, surrealism, village ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.2
 86
Las Meninas (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ukraine
Duration: 99 min.
Story: This film is about what the routine of everyday life can do to the human mind and psyche. It also reflects on the importance of the choices we make and how limited these choices are in the first place. The plot evolves around a family of four. They ...
Style: psychedelic, surreal, non-linear, art house
Plot: villa, mannequin, psychotic, female nudity, mirror, insanity, surrealism, twins, piano, family relations, paranoid, cello ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.6
 89
Delirium (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Ukraine, Czech Republic
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An ordinary funeral procession moves along its path from church to cemetery. Observing, you slip from reality into a place where time has lost its linearity, looping through the odd images thrown off by a distorted reality. Images of non-existence, ...
Style: art house, psychedelic, non-linear, surreal
Plot: surrealism, hanging, suicide, time loop, villa, rope, murder, paranoia, twins, delirium, psychotic, neo noir ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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A Month of Sundays (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Frank Mollard, divorced but still attached, can't move on and also can't sell a house in a property boom, much less connect with his teenage son. One night Frank gets a phone call from his mother. Nothing out of the ordinary there – ...
Plot: real estate agent, old house, midlife crisis, friendship, grief, australian, family relations, mother son relationship
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Destruction Babies (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Taira is a disaffected youth from a seaside town reveling in violence. Enamored by his strength, Yuya joins his crusade in attacking strangers. Meanwhile, Taira's brother looks for him.
Plot: tooth, person in a car trunk, garbage can, punched in the face, fight, murder, supermarket, kidnapping, teeth, skateboard, street fight, violence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.8
 118
Bloodbath (1979)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, Liechtenstein
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Chicken, a desperate hippie junkie living in a small Spanish village, is finding it difficult to separate fantasy and reality. This isn't helped by the villagers practising magic and child sacrifice, or his involvement with a group of boozy ...
Style: psychedelic
Plot: hippie, religious cult, surrealism, expatriate, nudity (full frontal - brief), homosexual, bull, aging, female nudity, swimming pool, urination, drowning ...
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.8
 95
Dimboola (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Dimboola follows the interaction of various characters at a country wedding reception.
Plot: euphemism, englishman abroad, singing, night, brunette, cross dressing, newspaper reporter, riding a bicycle, playing piano, cigarette smoking, butt naked, australian ...
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.3
 19K
99 francs (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Octave is the master of the universe. Octave exercises the profession of copywriter. Today he decides what you will want tomorrow. For him, “man is a product like everything else.” Octave works for the world’s largest advertising agency, Ross ...
Style: psychedelic, humorous, satirical, absurd, clever ...
Plot: advertising, drug abuse, fighting the system, womanizer, advertising agency, lifestyle, corporate world, advertising executive, society, behavior control, layoff, media satire ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: paris france, france, europe, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 341
The Misguided (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After planning to leave the city with his girlfriend, a young man must first betray her in order to save his brother from a deadly situation.
Plot: blood, brother, violence, drugs, love, smoking, family relations
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Suburban Mayhem (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Can you really get away with murder? Welcome to the world of Katrina, a 19-year-old single mum who's planning to do just that. Katrina lives in a world of petty crime, fast cars, manicures and blow-jobs. A master manipulator of men living at ...
Style: dark humor, semi serious, realistic, suspense, humorous ...
Plot: family relations, murder, suburbs, teenage life, youth, single parent, crimes, deadly, intrigue, parents and children, planned murder, family feud ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.8
 783
Down Under (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A black comedy set during the aftermath of the Cronulla riots, it is the story of two carloads of hotheads from both sides of the fight destined to collide.
Style: suspense, captivating, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: chase, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, violence, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, racial slur, australian, police, rapper, tattoo, ethnic slur, asthma inhaler ...
Place: new south wales, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.0
 256
Floating Life (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An aging Hong Kong couple move to Australia with their two youngest sons. They stay with a daughter who has already begun a successful career. Meanwhile their eldest daughter lives in Germany and their eldest son remains in Hong Kong. The film ...
Plot: female director, depression, generation, miscarriage, family relations, loneliness, husband wife relationship, love, isolation, multiculturalism, father son relationship, culture clash ...
Place: hong kong, sydney australia, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.1
 140
Innuendo (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia, Finland, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tuuli grows up in an oppressively religious and abusive family in Finland. To escape from the shadow of her angelic twin sister she travels to Melbourne, Australia. Curious of sexuality, she becomes a nude model for art classes. Her innocent surface ...
Style: psychological thriller
Plot: murder, identical twins, posing nude, nudity (full frontal - brief), religion, australian, chainsaw, nude model
Place: finland, melbourne, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Captain Milkshake (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A Marine on leave from Vietnam becomes involved with hippies, communes and drug-running.
Style: psychedelic, psychotronic
Plot: vietnam veteran, marine, hippie, marijuana, drugs, english, anti war, cigar, army captain, rock and roll, cigar smoking, vietnam war veteran ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Night, the Prowler (1978)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Felicity Bannister is a young woman living in the shadow of her overpowering mother. Her oppression is her worst enemy until the day she is attacked by an intruder who breaks into her bedroom and forces Felicity into action. The tables are suddenly ...
Style: cult film
Plot: dysfunctional family, homeless man, arranged marriage, surrealism, mother daughter relationship, coming of age, rapist, sex, satire, wealth, leather jacket, rebellion ...
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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