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, cancer, female nudity, monk, sick child, surgery, doctor, deaf, adultery, medical student, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, manicure, poison, mother son reunion, poisoning, tumor, mother son estrangement, brain tumor, mother son relationship
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 suspenseful, neo noir, serious and captivating films with plots about female nudity, murder, adultery, nudity (full frontal - brief), sex, corruption and prostitute mostly in Drama, Crime and Romance genres. Some movies like The Petrified Forest: Stateline Motel (1973), The Scarlet Camellia (1964), A Crime (1993), No Pockets in a Shroud (1974), The Youth Killer (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: love, jewelry, male star appears nude, burglar, nudity (full frontal - brief), female nudity, on the run, jewel, sex, hiding place, hotel, jewel thief ...
Place: montreal, montreal quebec
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95%
Toni Costa - Kommissar auf Ibiza - Küchenkunst (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
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, speedboat, theft, abuse, knife, poison, wedding, burn injury
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94%
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
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93%
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A Crime (1993)
Genre: Drama, Crime
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: lawyer, female nudity, confession, corpse, piano, trial, court, male objectification, pubic hair, male nudity, guilt, murder of parents ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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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, marriage proposal, scandal, political corruption, abortion, hit by a car, journalist, corruption, revelation, labor union, red wine, communist party ...
Time: 70s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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: running from police, rape, young love, fire, rain, watermelon, guilt, snail, family business, wrestling, undressing, confession ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
The Sign of the Cancer (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A murder in a hospital run by incompetents.
Style: psychotronic, neo noir
Plot: doctor, career, suspect, secretary, bare breasts, womanizer, police detective, jealousy, strong female character, cancer, assassin, murderer ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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
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73%
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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: police officer, multiple storylines, burglar, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, criminal, corruption, betrayal, violence, robbery, flashback, banker, redemption ...
Place: central america, new orleans
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72%
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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: female nudity, prostitute, lust, sexploitation, female removes her clothes
Time: 1920s
Place: berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: trial, interrogation, lawyer, adultery, murder, court, injection, femme fatale, nurse, will, cynicism
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: sex slave, hotel room, loan, sex, piano, stabbed to death, kimono, hitchhiking, torture, erotica, kidnapping, yakuza ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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, arrest, father daughter relationship, noise, sex, brothel, knife, alienation, murder, voyeurism ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: male objectification, villa, pubic hair, friend, old friend, seaside, female nudity, male nudity, ripping clothes
Place: brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Blood of Wolves (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Set in 1988 in Hiroshima, Japan, prior to the enactment of the anti-organized crime law. A rumor exists that Detective Shogo Ogami has ties with the yakuza. He is partnered with Detective Shuichi Hioka and they investigate a missing person case ...
Plot: yakuza, based on a novel, japanese man, shooting, pig, police, bald man, corruption, internal affairs, bribe, gang warfare, blood ...
Time: 80s
Place: hiroshima japan, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: suicide, bodyguard, uncle niece relationship, beating, dignity, ritual, violence, merchant, cheating, blood, clerk, love ...
Time: 1700s, 18th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Man with the Glass Eye (1969)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A pool-hall is used as the front for a white slavery ring.
Plot: swimming pool, gay stereotype, billiards, glass eye, female nudity, domineering mother, white slavery, serial killer, heroin, ventriloquist, showgirl, dancer ...
Place: scotland yard
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50%
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Keiho (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The psychiatric evaluation of a young actor arrested for a brutal double murder concludes he may be unfit for trial. Further investigation, however, reveals the crime was a well-planned statement against the section of Japan's criminal code ...
Plot: split personality, memory loss, left handedness, actor, murder suspect, courtroom, revenge, child abuse
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: hotel, edo period, feudal japan, stolen money, bridge, prostitute, criminal, father daughter relationship, servant, sparrow, empathy, drunkenness ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Der Mann im Strom (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Plot: dressing room, thick accent, coworker, family dinner, brother sister relationship, pregnancy, father daughter relationship, kitchen, photo shoot, unemployment, father son relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Place: hamburg germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Graduation (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Romania, France, Belgium
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Romeo Aldea, a physician living in a small mountain town in Transylvania, has raised his daughter Eliza with the idea that once she turns 18, she will leave to study and live abroad. His plan is close to succeeding. Eliza has won a scholarship to ...
Style: serious, psychological, captivating, suspenseful, touching
Plot: father daughter relationship, graduation, extramarital affair, attempted rape, assault, police, teenage daughter, husband wife relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, family relations, infidelity, corruption ...
Time: 2010s
Place: romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: confession, murder, strangulation, strangled to death
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Burning Mussolini (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: .Ex-boxer Paul Choquino decides to finance his upcoming wedding by robbing reputed drug lord Benito Mussolini Bonacci. But everything that can go wrong in the burn does and Paul is left running from the law, the mob and one of the members of his own ...
Plot: topless dancing, betrayal, murder, masturbation, cunnilingus, oral sex, sex montage, cocaine, money, prostitute, love, drug bust ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Payroll (1961)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A vicious gang of crooks plan to steal the wages of a local factory, but their carefully laid plans go wrong, when the factory employs an armoured van to carry the cash. The gang still go ahead with the robbery, but when the driver of the armoured ...
Style: cult film, neo noir, british noir
Plot: factory, neo-noir, ambush, robbery, deception, nudity (full frontal - brief), armored truck, female nudity, heist
Place: northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Vengeance is Mine (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 140 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, parents and children, on the run, crimes, crime, deadly, prostitute, violence spree, father son relationship, sex scene, violence, sex ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Bella Bettien (2002)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The gripping story of the Dutch Bettien Martens, based on true facts. After making an incredible career in the international narcotics world during 1984-1992, Bettien was arrested at Piazza Navona in Rome as one of the targets of the International ...
Style: tense, twists and turns, unusual plot structure, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: friendship, mafia, drugs, corruption, drug cartel, drug bust, cocaine, undercover, boss, death, mother daughter relationship, love ...
Place: colombia, mallorca
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43%
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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%
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: atmospheric, serious, rough, bleak, realistic
Plot: rebellion, idealism, revolution, archive footage, confined, life is a bitch, isolation, military, radical, society, danger, communism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1960, year 1972, year 1966 ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Agitator (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 150 min.
Story: When a young Yakuza torments the customers in a rival crime family's nightclub, it is not long before his dead body is found. Soon, inter-family retaliation follows, resulting in the death fo a prominent crime boss. Devastated by htis turn of ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, captivating, tense, exciting
Plot: yakuza, rage, anger, crime boss, organized crime, wrath, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, friend, friendship, betrayal, criminal syndicate, sadness ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 ...
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38%