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The Projects (2016)
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The Projects (2016)
Original name: 団地
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Whether it's someone mixing burnables and recyclables or noise from a neighbor's domestic spat, there's always something occupying the residents of a housing project in the suburbs of Osaka. However Hinako (Naomi Fujiyama) and Seiji (Ittoku Kishibe) couldn't care less. Having moved in just six months ago after the closure of their herbal medicine shop, the old couple is reluctantly putting their life back together. But when Seiji disappears, the apartment rumor mill churns: divorce, murder, dismemberment? As the story spins out of control, and a mysterious man with a parasol puts in a tall order of natural remedies, the truth turns out to be even more fantastic than gossip. Ranging from incisive comedy of errors to absurdist adventure to moving late life romance, "The Projects" is one of the biggest surprises of the year.
Plot: japanese man, japanese woman, relocation, small business, barter, dead son

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End of Days, Inc. (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A group of laid-off workers bribed into working one last night discover that processing the last of their "inventory" will lead to cataclysmic consequences.
Style: semi serious, captivating, humorous, psychotronic
Plot: undead, deal with the devil, supernatural, employee, supernatural power, employer employee relationship, small business, nightshift, office, businessman, zombie, female director ...
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95%
 6.1
 172
Enoshima Prism (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Shuta (Sota Fukushi), Saku (Shuhei Nomura) and Michiru (Tsubasa Honda) have been best friends since they were kids. Tragedy strikes the friends when during the winter of 2010, Saku dies from a heart attack. After Saku's death, Shuta and Michiru ...
Plot: teenager, time travel, search, japanese girl, high school, staircase, travel, cleaning, legs, japanese schoolgirl, altar, hypnosis ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
The World Sinks Except Japan (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the year 2011 the greatest tectonic disaster in the history of mankind has occurred. As a result of the catastrophic earthquakes North and South America, Eurasia, Africa and Australia have sunken underwater while the Japanese islands remain ...
Style: disaster movie
Plot: geologist, movie star, exploding building, refugee, oppression, janitor, japanese culture, social satire, foreigner, thick accent, post apocalypse, xenophobia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Time Adventure: 5 Seconds Til Climax (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 76 min.
Story: A young woman who is prone to romantic dreams involving her supervisor time-travels from 1986 to 2001 and becomes involved with a private investigator who is working on a divorce case and is having his own marital difficulties.
Plot: female masturbation, groceries, private investigator, cat, scientist, volkswagen beetle, time travel, naked in public, volkswagen, tattoo on back
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Molester Train: Ninja Time Slip (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 65 min.
Story: 1615. Ninja Sarutobi Sasuke is assigned the task of finding a hidden treasure that will restore his clan to their full power. However, sexy ninja warrior Kagero stands in Sasuke's way. Complications ensue when a sudden time warp occurs and both ...
Plot: ninja, train, time, time travel, hidden treasure, prostitute, civil war, treasure, earthquake, erotica, buried treasure, white panties ...
Time: year 1984
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Summer Time Machine Blues (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A light hearted comedy following a group of friends in a science-fiction club, who spend their summer holidays fooling around at their club house, have a mission to go back into time, using a time machine that appeared out of nowhere, in order to ...
Style: psychotronic, captivating, light, humorous
Plot: time travel, friendship between men, time traveler, friendship, friend, remote control, pet dog, time machine, altering history, scientist, summer, male friendship ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.5
 3K
Zebraman (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Being a failure as a teacher and a familyman, Shinichi tries to escape everyday live by dressing up as "Zebraman", the superhero. Although the TV series whas canceled after only 6 episodes, this cannot stop him from acting out his escape ...
Style: humorous, stylized, semi serious, parody, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: masked hero, superhero, heroic mission, dysfunctional family, family problems, save the world, rivalry, danger, one man army, fight, comic violence, superhuman powers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Family Complete (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A highly contagious incest virus induces several generations of a Japanese family to have sex in all possible constellations and across gender boundaries – and with that man in a bear costume who suddenly appears? Only in Japan!
Plot: incest, fellatio, male masturbation, condom, bear, unsimulated sex, cemetery, overweight man, anal sex, kimono, gay sex, gay interest ...
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The Many Faces of Ito (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Seijiro Ito possesses good looks, but also has an overinflated ego. He gets involved with five different women. Rio Yazaki is one of the women involved with Seijiro Ito. She wants to revive her career as a screenwriter, by using other people's ...
Plot: womanizer, auditorium, evil woman, based on a novel, cell phone, japanese man, hotel room, mobile phone, japanese woman
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.0
 151
Drugstore Girl (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Pharmaceutical student, Keiko witnesses her boyfriend having an affair. Shocked and disappointed, she jumps on a train ("destination anywhere, east or west, she don't care") and ends up in a town named Masao in Tokyo's remote ...
Plot: pretty legs, sexy legs, thin girl, skirt, japanese schoolgirl, lacrosse, nightclub, thin attractive girl, lust, slim woman, con artists, feminine wiles ...
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56%
 6.8
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Glasses (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Harried and overworked, Taeko leaves the city for a much-needed island vacation. Stepping off a propeller plane onto golden sands, she drags her giant suitcase across the beach to Hamada Inn. Owner Yuji is impressed; it's the first time in ...
Plot: beach, female director, breakfast, hotel manager, hotel, dark humor, japanese man, woman with glasses, travel, restaurant, beer, vacation ...
Place: okinawa, okinawa japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.0
 265K
The World's End (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA, Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Five friends who reunite in an attempt to top their epic pub crawl from 20 years earlier unwittingly become humankind's only hope for survival.
Style: witty, humorous, absurd, twists and turns, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1990
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Yen Family (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Comedy about a family and their obsession for making money.
Plot: satire, family relations, harmonica, small business, adoption, obsession, newspaper, lunch, washing hands
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Nympho Diver: G-String Festival (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 69 min.
Story: A once thriving Japanese village is in dire need of young, beautiful ladies to help with diving duties. Times are tough and the current diver is definitely no spring chicken, so the mayor’s son finds some beautiful maidens to fill the position. ...
Style: sexploitation film
Plot: exploitation, festival, fishing village, breasts, japanese woman, female nudity, scuba diver, erotica
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.8
 48
Deep Contact (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A comet is on a collision course with Earth. Cynical and indifferent nihilist loner Wataru is kidnapped and taken to a secret hospital where chief scientist Dr. Ohora informs Wataru that he possesses a special psychic power called Sexual ...
Style: pink cinema
Plot: secret place, japanese woman, uniform, earthquake, strait jacket, orgasm, black lingerie, garter, telekinesis, orgy, working out, fellatio ...
Time: year 1999
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.7
 319
Foreboding (2017)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 140 min.
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Style: psychological, unusual plot structure, suspense, visually appealing, contemplative
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Nurse Girl Dorm: Sticky Fingers (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 62 min.
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Style: pink cinema, sexploitation film
Plot: dormitory, sexy nurse, lesbian sex, lesbian kiss, nurse, simulated sex, hospital, erotica, japanese woman
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Molester Commuter Bus (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 62 min.
Story: When the Groper Train director takes the bus ... From director of Serial Rape-Murderer
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Genre: Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Leading a lazy life, Fumiya has been a university student for 8 years and owes money to loan sharks. One day, a man named Fukuhara comes to collect the loan, which Fumiya cannot pay. So Fukuhara makes a proposition: He will cancel the debt as long ...
Style: humorous, realistic, captivating, psychological, light ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
The Curtain Rises (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Saori (Kanako Momota) is a high school student at a provincial city. She is a member of playgroup at her school. Yoshioka (Haru Kuroki) begins to work at the same high school as a new teacher. Yoshioka performed in plays when she was in college back ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
Who Wants to Kill Jessie? (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: In this zany Czechoslovakian comedy, a scientist invents a machine that projects a sleeping person's dream on a screen; disaster soon follows when the machine malfunctions and the cartoon-like dream characters become very real!
Style: absurd, cult film, psychotronic, comic
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Place: prague, prague czech republic, prague czechoslovakia, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
Village of the Giants (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: "Genius" accidentally invents "goo" which causes living things to rapidly grow to an enormous size. Seeing an opportunity to get rich, some delinquent teenagers steal the "goo" and, as a result of a sophomoric dare, ...
Style: not serious, offbeat, humorous, psychotronic
Audience: family outing
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⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
Alien Addiction (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: futuristic, light, feel good, humorous, captivating ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
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The Incredible Shrinking Woman (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After being exposed to a bizarre mixture of household chemicals, Pat Kramer begins to shrink. This baffles scientists, makes parenting difficult, warms the hearts of Americans, and captures the attention of a group of people who want to take over ...
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat, psychotronic, parody ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: family relations, materialism, genetic engineering, conspiracy, kidnapping, satire, couple relations, suburbs, switching roles, suburban life, master villain, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
The Kid with X-ray Eyes (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Justin and his uncle find X-ray goggles misplaced by an evil crime ring. The criminals kidnap Justin, his uncle, and the Feds and Justin has to rescue everybody.
Plot: eyeglasses, uncle, boy, acoustic guitar, uncle nephew relationship, husband wife relationship, diner, kitchen, binoculars, beach, father son relationship, x ray ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
Play-Mate of the Apes (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Three sexy astronauts crash land on a planet where apes rule. They attract the attention of human-friendly scientist Dr Kweera and the wild woman Uvala and soon unbridled female lust threatens ape society.
Style: parody, erotic, humorous, not serious, captivating ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
I Wake Up Yesterday (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Czech Republic
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Style: light, humorous, captivating, feel good, psychotronic
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Time: year 1989, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
 3.6
 3K
Galaxina (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: parody, futuristic, humorous, not serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: spacecraft, alien, fall in love, adventure, space and aliens, space travel, motorcycle, danger, disorder, outer space, supernatural romance, cryogenics ...
Time: future
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
 6.4
 801
Simon (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A group of scientist take Simon, a psychology professor, as a test person for a brainwash experiment. After that they try to convince him that he was a living-being from another planet
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat, weird, surreal ...
Plot: brainwashing, scientist, evolution, farce, self discovery, mistaken identity, friendship, experiment gone awry, hidden identity, space and aliens, friends, disorder ...
Time: 70s, future, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
 2.3
 381
Dickshark (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 200 min.
Story: A romantic couple get more than they expected after the husband's experiments with penis-enlargement cream go awry. Wait, this is not a porn story. Rather, it is an absurd science-fiction movie that features a curious new species, the ...
Style: absurd
Plot: shark, exploitation, lingerie, tattoo, white panties, katana, pistol, blood, cover-up, panties, swimsuit, talking during sex ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%