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: inner city, violence, craziness, surrealism, australian

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out psychedelic, surreal, suspense and humorous films with plots about surrealism, violence, female nudity, insanity, drugs, sex and dark humor mostly in Drama, Comedy and Thriller genres. Some movies like Under a Kaleidoscope: The Acid Eaters (1968), Hallucination Generation (1966), Check to the Queen (1969), Franklin: A Symphony of Pain (2015), Hotel Room (1998). 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, parody, surreal
Plot: lsd, exploitation, surrealism, drugs, sex, motorcycle, devil, sexuality, knife, absurd humor, quicksand, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
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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: hippie, hallucination, drugs, robbery, lsd, exploitation, rebellion
Time: 60s, 1960s
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94%
Microscopic Liquid Subway to Oblivion (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Bahamas, Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An acid trip of a movie.
Style: psychedelic, art house, underground film
Plot: visual hallucination, art, lsd, hallucination, surrealism, heroin
Time: year 1970
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74%
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, affair, sexploitation, lesbian, slave, female nudity, servant, female bondage, sex slave, domination ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Franklin: A Symphony of Pain (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The mind is a terrible thing to waste
Style: psychedelic, suspense, serious, bleak, mind bending
Plot: secret society, psychotic, cult leader, betrayal, symbolism, self mutilation, abduction, mask, drugs
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71%
 5.8
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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: cult film, underground film, amateur film
Plot: home movie, loneliness, amateur, marriage, hotel room, sex, female nudity, violence
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.5
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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, neo noir, psychedelic, surreal, non-linear
Plot: insanity, murder, paranoia, time loop, suicide, hanging, psychotic, surrealism, villa, twins, rope, delirium
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59%
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The Apiary (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Fairy-tale thriller, from the 'parallel cinema'. Real characters from Russian folklore come to life in the half-fantastic, half-idiotic atmosphere of a provincial town.
Style: art house, underground film
Plot: surrealism, psychotic, absurdism, theft, cemetery, absurd humor, singing, digging a grave, beehive, honey, digging, excavation
Place: russia
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55%
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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
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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: loneliness, violence, surrealism, existentialism, australian, destruction of property, mountain, insanity, silence, destroying property, wilderness, mental breakdown ...
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51%
 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: fire, boy, father son relationship, circumcision, turtle, village, fleeing, violence, magic realism, surrealism, hut, fight ...
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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, tv reporter, torture, sociopath, satire, breaking the fourth wall, serial killer, surrealism, tv show, pubic hair, violence, psychopath ...
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50%
 7.1
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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, neo noir, surreal, non-linear, art house
Plot: surrealism, twins, mirror, cello, villa, psychotic, female nudity, son, mannequin, insanity, mother daughter relationship, piano ...
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49%
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Judy & Punch (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, 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, rough, tricky, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: puppeteer, puppet, husband wife relationship, chase, escape, surrealism, drunkenness, drinking, rescue, insanity, hiding place, enlightenment ...
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Bloodbath (1975)
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: religious cult, hippie, surrealism, expatriate, urination, bull, swimming pool, racial slur, aging, female nudity, washed up star, homosexual ...
Place: spain
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44%
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: street fight, garbage can, car accident, supermarket, kicked in the chest, kidnapping, bicycle, person in a car trunk, murder, skateboarding, blood, violence ...
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43%
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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: family relations, blood, smoking, brother, love, drugs, violence
Place: australia
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41%
Suburban Mayhem (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 95 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: realistic, semi serious, suspense, humorous, offbeat
Plot: family relations, murder, dark humor, suburbs, teenage life, deadly, youth, crimes, single parent, intrigue, parents and children, planned murder ...
Time: contemporary
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Clara's Ghost (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Set over the course of a single evening at the Reynolds’ family home in Connecticut, Clara, fed up with the constant ribbing from her self-absorbed showbiz family, finds solace in and guidance from the supernatural force she believes is haunting ...
Style: psychological, suspense, tense, suspenseful
Plot: family, supernatural, violence, curses spells and rituals, supernatural power, paranormal phenomena, paranormal investigation, family relations, exorcism, peril, youth, chase ...
Time: 21st century
Place: connecticut, usa
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38%
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: hippie, vietnam veteran, marine, marijuana, drugs, english, army captain, cigar, anti war, rock and roll, cigar smoking, vietnam war veteran ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: california
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38%
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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, nouveau riche, womanizer, fighting the system, advertising agency, lifestyle, corporate world, advertising executive, behavior control, society, media satire ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: paris france, france, europe, miami
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38%
Guns for Hire (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Beatle is a quirky loner who refuses to live by society's rules. Her business cards read "Towing/Assassination," and she even has a hit man infomercial to go along with it. Her only human contact is with her psychiatrist and the ...
Style: twists and turns, humorous, psychotronic, unusual plot structure, psychological
Plot: plot twist, lesbian, female assassin, post traumatic stress disorder, hitman, mental patient, life is a bitch, society, friends, youth, violence, love ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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38%
American Blue Note (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Jack, Nat, Jerry, Lee and Tommy play jazz in small clubs, but only one of them will reach success.
Style: psychedelic
Plot: struggle, price of fame, music business, self discovery, musician, star, friendship, success, jazz
Time: 1960s, 60s
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35%
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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: surrealism, homeless man, wealth, leather jacket, sex, dysfunctional family, rapist, arranged marriage, satire, coming of age, robbery, rebellion ...
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Paris, France (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A writer has torrid fantasy affairs with young men.
Style: sexual, sexy, realistic, semi serious, mind bending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: infidelity, voyeurism, loss of virginity, cuckolded husband, cuckold, femme fatale, lifestyle, destructive relationship, sexual relations, dangerous attraction, self discovery, love affair ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, toronto ontario canada, new jersey
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32%
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The Highwayman (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A dark, comedic thriller about fraud, bank robbers and a search for love.
Style: clever, suspenseful, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: disorder, psychopath, dark humor, estrangement, vengeance, heist, store, cons and scams, on the road, parents and children, crime, nothing goes right ...
Time: 90s
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32%
Desierto en tu mente (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Music, Mystery
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 63 min.
Story: Through his frustrations, an obsessed novelist connects with a dimension where a walking girl encounters weird characters in a mysterious urban world, slowly driving to the peaceful nature of the desert. In this trip between light and shadow, hope ...
Style: experimental, psychedelic
Plot: female director, surrealism, garbage, desert, love, life, underground, art
Place: mallorca, california, spain
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32%
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Raoul Duke and his attorney Dr. Gonzo drive a red convertible across the Mojave desert to Las Vegas with a suitcase full of drugs to cover a motorcycle race. As their consumption of drugs increases at an alarming rate, the stoned duo trash their ...
Style: psychedelic, surreal, clever, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: drug abuse, lsd, hallucination, american dream, road trip, journalism, hitchhiker, surrealism, cocaine, addiction, drugs, lawyer ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1965, year 1971
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Wild Tales (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Spain, France, UK
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Six short stories that explore the extremities of human behavior involving people in distress.
Style: tense, psychological, cynical, suspense, biting ...
Plot: human nature, twists & turns, dark humor, wedding party, vengeance, revenge, unlikely criminals, fighting the system, violence, corruption, multiple storylines, destiny ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 3.7
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The Craving (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Leading a double life, Chef Ronnie spends her days as a charming celebrity chef who thrives and shines as owner of a trendy Spanish tapas restaurant in San Francisco, and spends her nights in ways too gruesome to fathom. As Chef Ronnie's ...
Style: cult film
Plot: female nudity, violence, exploitation, violent behavior, lgbtq
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%