Movies like The Petrified Forest

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The Petrified Forest (1973)
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The Petrified Forest (1973)
Original name: 化石の森
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Follows a young med student's relationships with two women: a dangerous affair with a childhood friend and his mother's struggle to rebuild their estranged relationship.
Plot: love, religion, female nudity, cancer, monk, doctor, adultery, sick child, deaf, surgery, medical student, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, poisoning, poison, mother son reunion, tumor, mother son estrangement, mother son relationship, brain tumor, manicure
Place: japan

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Most similar movies to The Petrified Forest

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, atmospheric and suspenseful films with plots about murder, female nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief), samurai, death, love and crimes mostly in Drama, Crime and Romance genres. Some movies like The Petrified Forest: The Youth Killer (1976), Stateline Motel (1973), The Scarlet Camellia (1964), Vengeance is Mine (1979), A Crime (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Youth Killer (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Though his parents help him run the family business, Jun still feels persecuted by their love; when they bar him from meeting with his girlfriend, tensions increase.
Plot: female nudity, running from police, rape, young love, matricide, wrestling, mirror, corpse, incestuous desire, patricide, suicide attempt, snail ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Stateline Motel (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After robbing a jewellery shop in Canada, two Americans arrange a meeting near the US borders in order to split the loot. One of them has an accident with his car on his way there and gets stuck in an isolated motel until his car is fixed. The owner ...
Plot: jewel thief, female nudity, sex, erotica, love, infidelity, jewelry, burglar, police chase, released from prison, passionate kiss, passport ...
Place: montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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 ⇓
82%
Toni Costa - Kommissar auf Ibiza - Küchenkunst (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Ibiza police commissioner Toni Costa cancels his holiday, a rare chance to be with his daughter, to investigate the stabbing murder of the sous-chef in José Arrabal's reputed restaurant. Costa finds, just in time to save stealing uniformed cop ...
Plot: adultery, jealousy, theft, wedding, poison, abuse, food critic, knife, speedboat, burn injury
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Vengeance is Mine (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A thief, a murderer, and a charming lady-killer, Iwao Enokizu (Ken Ogata) is on the run from the police. Director Shohei Imamura turns this fact-based story—about the seventy-eight-day killing spree of a remorseless man from a devoutly Catholic ...
Style: disturbing, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, father son relationship, parents and children, on the run, woman undressing, violence spree, prostitute, sex scene, violence, sex, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 5.4
 423
A Crime (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: "Un Crime" takes place over a single night, between 10pm and 6am. It takes place in a single setting - a millionaire's apartment in Lyon. The film is about the conflict between two men, alone, face to face in the closed world of the ...
Plot: male nudity, court, male objectification, high society, pianist, murder of parents, guilt, piano, corpse, lawyer, confession, death ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.5
 261
Heat Wave (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Rin Jyoshima lost her father to death-by-gambling; years later, she's grown up in the Kosugi household and has fallen victim to gambling herself.
Plot: murder, yakuza, gambling, tattoo, elite, mafia, contest, debt, revenge, restaurant, death, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
No Pockets in a Shroud (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Michel Dolannes resigns from a major newspaper as a journalist to launch a new journal 'Le Cosmopolite' which reveals all kinds of shady deals.One day, he is killed but who is the killer?
Plot: adultery, communist, nude swimming, witness, nurse, marriage proposal, scandal, investigative reporter, female nudity, skinny dipping, political corruption, corruption ...
Time: 70s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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 7.5
 2K
Inn of Evil (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The story takes place in feudal Japan, when any commerce with the rest of the world was strictly prohibited. An idealist suddenly appears in an isolated inn (the one that the title refers to), the head-quarters of a group of smugglers, with stolen ...
Style: jidai geki
Plot: samurai, hotel, time travel, feudal japan, stolen money, edo period, boss, drunkenness, servant, father daughter relationship, money, empathy ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
United Red Army (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 190 min.
Story: The film is told in three acts, beginning with a historical background of Japan's student movement of the 1960s and early 1970s, mostly using archive footage and a narrator. The second act follows the formation of the group to their mountain ...
Style: rough, serious, atmospheric, bleak, political ...
Plot: revolution, idealism, rebellion, military, isolation, life is a bitch, society, confined, radical, hostage, communism, terrorism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1966, year 1968, year 1972 ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Japanese Summer: Double Suicide (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A sex-obsessed young woman, a suicidal young man she meets on the street, a gun-crazy wannabe gangster—these are just three of the irrational, oddball anarchists trapped in an underground hideaway in Oshima’s devilish, absurdist portrait of what ...
Style: political, tense, surreal, serious, realistic ...
Plot: suicide, sexy girl, nymphomaniac, murderer, killer, sniper, sex scene, killing spree, anarchism, sex addict, death wish, hitman ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Sign of the Cancer (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A murder in a hospital run by incompetents.
Style: neo noir, psychotronic
Plot: astrologer, police investigator, womanizer, suspect, strong female lead, cancer, female doctor, murder suspect, female killer, patient, suspicion, career ...
Time: 60s
Place: central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Battles Without Honor and Humanity (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the teeming black markets of postwar Japan, Shozo Hirono and his buddies find themselves in a new war between factious and ambitious yakuza...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: yakuza, gangsters, organized crime, betrayal, gang, mafia, female nudity, gang war, samurai, nudity (full frontal - brief), prison, criminal's revenge ...
Time: post world war two, 1940s, 20th century
Place: hiroshima japan, japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.0
 4K
Himizu (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Two teenagers and a group of people made homeless by a tsunami try and make their way in a devastated Japan
Style: psychological, serious, bleak, stylized, art house ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: teen angst, youth, human nature, teenage life, earthquake, mental illness, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, obsession, suicide, teenager, strong female character, little boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 4.5
 180
Bad City Blues (1999)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the aftermath of a violent robbery, a New Orleans doctor, Eugene Grimes, wakes to find a wounded woman and $2 million in cash on his doorstep. In pursuit of the thieves, police captain Clarence Jefferson discovers that Grimes is the key not only ...
Plot: good samaritan, multiple storylines, hiding place, police officer, burglar, murder, redemption, bloodbath, banker, torture, doctor, flashback ...
Place: new orleans, central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Stranger Within a Woman (1966)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Tashiro (Keiju Kobayashi) coincidentally meets his best friend Sugimoto (Tatsuya Mihashi) in a bar very close to the apartment in which Sugimoto’s wayward wife is found dead. Although Tashiro is not a suspect in the police investigation, he is ...
Plot: murder, confession, strangulation, strangled to death
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.7
 760
Hazard (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Shin is a Japanese university student living a boring and meaningless life. One day, he spots a book titled Dangerous Ways to Walk the World, in which he finds a page written about hazards in New-York. Eager to get out, he jets off to New-York to ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting
Audience: teen drama
Plot: teenage life, juvenile delinquency, youth, crimes, teenage rebellion, street gang, heist, escape, coming of age, car theft, gunfight, enemy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, new york, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.2
 558
The Wolves (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 131 min.
Story: After going to prison for killing the boss of the Kanno gang, Seji Iwahashi (Tatsuya Nakadai) gets released early -- only to find that his former gang has merged with the Kannos. But with bitter resentments lingering on both sides, how long will it ...
Style: atmospheric, rough, suspenseful, stylized, serious ...
Plot: yakuza, samurai, gangsters, gang, conspiracy, graphic violence, tough heroes, criminal heroes, crimes, heroes, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
With Beauty and Sorrow (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When the man who seduced the famous painter Otoko as a teenager--and then wrote a bestselling novel about it--reappears in her life, her pupil--and lesbian lover--hatches a plot to destroy the man and his family.
Plot: lesbian, writers, lgbt, love, revenge, miscarriage, murder, japanese woman, accident, jealousy, japanese new wave, rowing
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.7
 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 ⇓
52%
Don't Tempt the Devil (1963)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A lovely young nurse finds herself framed for the murder of a hospital patient who died after she administered an injection.
Plot: courtroom, court, nurse, interrogation, femme fatale, injection, cynicism, murder, lawyer, adultery, will
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.1
 101
Die Tigerin (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 83 min.
Story: It's the roaring twenties in Berlin. The Tigress, a gorgeous, wild, and very independent street walker, falls for a handsome grifter. When one of her lovers gets jealous, she betrays him and has to skip town. The grifter reveals he has what it ...
Plot: exploitation, female nudity, female objectification, lust, prostitute, sexploitation, female full frontal nudity, female removes her clothes
Time: 1920s
Place: berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Flower and Snake 5: Rope Magic (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Masayuki Asao's "Flower and Snake 4:Rope Magic" tells the story of the gambler,who is unable to pay his loan.His wife and daughter are kidnapped by Yakuza gang and subjected to many days of torture and sexual degradation.Typically ...
Style: sexploitation film
Plot: lesbian sex, sex slave, sex with mother, exploitation, humiliation, mother daughter relationship, conspiracy, revenge, oral sex, hate, making love, rape ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 6.3
 129
Black Snow (1965)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Black Snow tells the tale of a disturbed young man who, after spying on his mother with a black serviceman, finds himself unable to attain sexual arousal unless fondling a loaded gun. Later that night, he murders the GI before running amok through ...
Plot: prostitution, voyeur, eroticism, money, love, father daughter relationship, snow, military police, death, confession, rape turns to consensual sex, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.1
 1K
Sway (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A murder investigation reveals a deep-rooted sibling rivalry in director Miwa Nishikawa's brooding family drama. On the one-year anniversary of his mother's death, Tokyo art and fashion photographer Takeru (Joe Odagiri) returns to his ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, psychological, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: murder, family relations, couples, anniversary, witness, brother brother relationship, love triangle, lawyer, homecoming, haunted by the past, samurai, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 8.3
 19K
Red Beard (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 185 min.
Story: Aspiring to an easy job as personal physician to a wealthy family, Noboru Yasumoto is disappointed when his first post after medical school takes him to a small country clinic under the gruff doctor Red Beard. Yasumoto rebels in numerous ways, but ...
Style: cerebral, sexy, realistic, emotional, light ...
Plot: samurai, intern, medical profession, doctor, medical, medieval, clinic, doctors, poverty, male doctor, caregiver, disability ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
13 French Street (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A neo-noir tale of a man who seeks out an old friend, only to succumb to the will of a beautiful, mysterious woman.
Style: neo noir
Plot: friend, old friend, female nudity, seaside, male nudity, male objectification, ripping clothes, villa, pubic hair
Place: brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Love Suicides at Sonezaki (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Suicide has long been used as a form of social protest in Japan. In this film, set in 1703, samurai culture is being transformed by the emergence of a new merchant class. Elements of the social contract are beginning to unravel, and some ...
Plot: samurai, merchant, honor, suicide, prostitute, double suicide, ritual, violence, cheating, dignity, philosophy, religion ...
Time: 18th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.0
 160
Junk Food (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Junk Food consists of four intertwining stories. The first and fourth sections show the morning routine of an blind, old Japanese woman, waking up, buying bread and milk, praying at the family alter; however, it is the second segment where the true ...
Plot: drug addiction, migration, food, marriage proposal, restaurant, radio, friendship, employer employee relationship, friend, dancing, illegal immigrant, dying ...
Place: kyoto japan, tokyo, japan, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.1
 68
To Paris (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Soviet youngster Alexey communicates with a fellow radiofan from France and makes big plans for his future. His hardworking blue-collar father Ivan is getting ready to join The Communist Party. Everything changes when Ivan's girlfriend is ...
Style: captivating, tense
Plot: robbery, love, framed for a crime, life is a bitch, relationship problems, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, accusation, relationships, male female relationship, criminal, money problems, financial problem ...
Place: ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%