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The Inugami Family (1976)
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The Inugami Family (1976)
Original name: 犬神家の一族
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 146 min.
Story: When a tycoon passes away, he unexpectedly leaves the family fortune to outsider Tamayo on the condition that she marries one of the grandsons, pitting blood against blood.
Plot: body swapping, hotel, inheritance, private detective, mask, war veteran, murder, frog, greed, stolen identity, legs, last will and testament, tobacco, severed head, poison, axe, family feud, flashback, leg, axe murder, axe in the head
Time: 1940s, year 1947
Place: japan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, psychological and scary films with plots about murder, flashback, crimes, danger, blood, death and deadly mostly in Mystery, Drama and Horror genres. Some movies like The Inugami Family: The Devil's Ballad (1977), Village of 8 Gravestones (1977), The House of Hanging (1979), Audition (1999), The Keeper (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Inugami Family (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A remake of the 1976 award winning film. When tycoon Inugami Sahei passes away, he unexpectedly leaves the family fortune to outsider Tamayo on the condition that she marry one of the Inugami grandsons - Sukekiyo, Suketake, or Suketomo - pitting ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: axe, private detective, leg, greed, axe in the head, body swapping, legs, poison, severed head, mask, axe murder, murder ...
Time: year 1947, 1940s
Place: japan
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The Devil's Ballad (1977)
Genre: Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A serial killer responsible for 7 minors' deaths thus far seems to kill to a particular rhythm, which the authorities must identify to catch him.
Plot: sparrow, wine, bicycle, ball, convention, private detective, waterfall, mirror, grape, poison, orange, murder
Time: year 1952, 1950s, 50s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Village of 8 Gravestones (1977)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 151 min.
Story: The heir to a family fortune discovers that a curse has been placed on it, put there centuries before by a band of samurai warriors. Adaptation of novel by Seishi Yokomizo
Plot: samurai warrior, curse, warrior, airport, cave, inheritance, twin, twins, village, twin sister, poison, private detective ...
Time: year 1977, 1500s, 16th century, 70s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The House of Hanging (1979)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 139 min.
Story: This time, Kousuke investigates a murder in a hospital. The murderer leaves misleading evidence to divert Kousuke's attention on the case. Suspicion and doubt clouds Kousuke's mind.
Plot: multiple murder, rape, revenge, severed head, actress playing multiple roles, garage, photographer, threat, hospital, suicide, serial killer
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Audition (1999)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Seven years after the death of his wife, company executive Aoyama is invited to sit in on auditions for an actress. Leafing through the resumés in advance, his eye is caught by Yamazaki Asami, a striking young woman with ballet training.
Style: scary, disturbing, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: femme fatale, sadism, torture, psychopath, murder, ballet, mentally unstable, gory, violence, perversion, obsession, telephone call ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Keeper (1976)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The Keeper of Underwood Asylum has the mental patients of the wealthiest families in British Columbia. The rest of the family members have been dying under mysterious circumstances, so Biggs hires private investigator Richard Driver, who puts his ...
Style: parody, psychotronic
Plot: twins, heist, estate, police inspector, greed, heir, psychopath, murder, murder investigation, fortune, hypnosis, hypnotism ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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School Killer (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Spain
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Six teenagers decide to spend the night at an old abandoned school where 27 years ago a horrible massacre occurred. The kids run afoul of the vicious crazed security guard who committed the brutal killings.
Style: slasher
Plot: murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), abandoned building, female nudity, decapitation, impalement, flashback, axe murder, gore, axe, blood, sex
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Burmese Harp (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 133 min.
Story: In the War's closing days, when a conscience-driven Japanese soldier fails to get his countrymen to surrender to overwhelming force, he adopts the lifestyle of a Buddhist monk.
Plot: japanese army, buddhism, soldier, british army, world war two
Time: 1940s
Place: japan, burma
⇓ similarity ⇓
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City of Blood (1987)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: South Africa
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A medical examiner investigating a series of prostitute murders discovers that the culprit is an ancient tribal witch doctor come back to life.
Style: cult film, slasher
Plot: mask, city, doctor, police, dream, serial killer, prostitute, murder, revenge, weapons, sexploitation, burnout ...
Time: 80s
Place: south africa, johannesburg south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Twilight Dinner (1998)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 64 min.
Story: A pale-looking man, Kazuhiko, is being questioned by the police following the extremely bloody murder of a young woman. He begins his story with the day that two sisters, Akiko and Mayuko, moved into the house across from his. After helping the pair ...
Style: sexploitation film
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Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Little Stranger (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: UK, Ireland, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In a dusty post-war summer in rural Warwickshire, a doctor is called to a patient at lonely Hundreds Hall. Home to the Ayres family for over two centuries, the Georgian house is now in decline. But are the Ayreses haunted by something more sinister ...
Style: psychotronic, enigmatic, bleak, melancholic, scary
Plot: country estate, ghost, supernatural, supernatural power, haunted house, doctor, country house, mystery, haunted by the past, paranormal, supernatural ability, exorcism ...
Time: year 1947, year 1919
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Death Water (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Newspaper correspondent Kyoko Togakure (Haruka Igawa) visits a nursing home in the outskirts of Tokyo. She finds the dead body of a resident. It was an apparent suicide. He's holding a piece of paper with the mystifying word "Death ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: supernatural, elevator, funeral, self mutilation, corpse, flashback, toilet, map, classroom, water, dream, scissors ...
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Under the Flag of the Rising Sun (1972)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A war widow determined to clear the name of her disgraced husband, who was court-martialed for desertion and executed. Official records have been destroyed, and the ministry that distributes benefits continues to deny her a pension. Twenty-six years ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, serious, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, military, life is a bitch, heroic mission, haunted by the past, survival, danger, dealing with death, obsessive quest, truth, japanese army, soldier ...
Time: 70s, 1940s, 40s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Morgiana (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jealous of her vapidly "good" sister's popularity, poisonous Viktoria doses pretty Klara's tea with a slow-acting fatal substance. As the latter grows hysterically weak, the former finds success increasingly compromised by guilt, ...
Style: psychotronic, romanticism
Plot: inheritance, jealousy, poison, sibling relationship, antagonist as protagonist, violent woman, estate, nurse, female protagonist, jealous woman, illness, actress playing multiple roles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Sparkling Cyanide (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Based on the novel by Agatha Christie In this TV movie, a classic mystery is updated and relocated to a glamorous world of London socialites and secret agents, introducing two unique and compelling investigators and taking us through to the highest ...
Plot: inheritance, murder, grandson, reenactment, grief, abortion, flashback, computer hacker, infidelity, undercover agent, mobile phone, champagne ...
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Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A former resident of the town of Peyton Place, now wealthy and powerful, secretly returns to the town and sets in motion a spate of killings designed as revenge for past wrongs.
Plot: courtroom, secret, murder, pay phone, penthouse, dog, flashback, falling from height, car accident
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Marebito (2004)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A fear-obsessed freelance cameraman investigates an urban legend involving mysterious spirits that haunt the subways of Tokyo.
Style: psychological, disturbing, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: supernatural, psychopath, murder, obsession, vampire, investigation, mystery, deadly, danger, gory, haunted by the past, ghost ...
Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Unholy Women (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Unholy Women (Kowai onna), is a composite of three unrelated half-hour horror movies. A compilation of 3 separate short horror films (Rattle Rattle, Hagane, The Inheritance) written and directed by Keita Amemiya, Takuji Suzuki, and Keisuke Toyoshima ...
Style: anthology, psychological, rough, bleak, suspense ...
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Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
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Plot: actor, based on a novel, best friends, best friend, japanese man, corpse, last words
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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64: Part 2 (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: 1989 is the 64 Shouwa year in the Japanese calendar, thus the unsolved girl kidnapping-murder case is called "64(rokuyon)" that got up in this year in Criminal Investigation Department in the Prefectural Police Department. And 14 years ...
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Shrill Cries of Summer (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: suspense, tense, captivating, twists and turns, psychological ...
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Time: 80s, year 1983
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
A Warning to the Curious (1972)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: The tale tells the story of Paxton, an amateur archeologist who travels to "Seaburgh" (a disguised version of Aldeburgh, Suffolk) and inadvertently stumbles across one of the lost crowns of Anglia, which legendarily protect the county from ...
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Traces of Sin (2016)
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Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Tanaka is going through a tough time trying to support his younger sister Mitsuko, recently arrested and hold up in jail. As an investigative reporter, he immerses himself into a story about a shocking murder case gone cold; a family was brutally ...
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Duration: 93 min.
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Style: suspenseful, macabre, bleak, scary, suspense
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In the Winter Dark (1998)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
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Duration: 92 min.
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Detective Story (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
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Style: twists and turns, tense, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
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18%
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Duration: 120 min.
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Style: suspenseful, rough, mind bending, serious, realistic
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Country: Japan
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Hunting Humans (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
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