Movies like Girls in the Dark

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Girls in the Dark (2017)
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Girls in the Dark (2017)
Original name: 暗黒女子
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: One day, Itsumi Shiraishi dies at Seibo Maria Girls High School. She falls off from the rooftop of a school building. Itsumi is the daughter of the administrator at the school and she was envied by all the other students there. Did Itsumi kill herself or was she killed accidentally or intentionally? At the time of her death, she held a lily of the valley flower in her hand. A rumor spreads that somebody in the literature club killed Itsumi. Itsumi was the president of the literature club. A friend of Itsumi, Sayuri, is now the president and she holds a regular club meeting, reading stories written by members.
Style: serious, captivating, disturbing, stylized
Plot: catholic school, pregnant teenager, friendship, secret, teenage girl, older man younger woman relationship, catholic schoolgirl, teacher student sex, sexuality, teenager, school, pregnancy, student, teacher, police, firefighter, twins, writers, food, teenage sex, forbidden love, kitchen, female nudity, illness, doll ...
Place: japan, bulgaria

Most similar movies to Girls in the Dark

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, serious, realistic and psychological films with plots about schoolgirl, teenage girl, school uniform, mini skirt, japanese schoolgirl, short skirt and teenager mostly in Drama, Mystery and Romance genres. Some movies like Girls in the Dark: Night's Tightrope (2016), While the Women Are Sleeping (2016), The Tale of Iya (2013), Innocence (2004), Love & Pop (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Night's Tightrope (2016)
Genre: Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Yuki is a 2nd year high school student. She volunteers at a paediatrics ward for her summer vacation, because she wants to witness the moment a person dies. She got that thought after feeling envious of a transfer student's story of seeing a ...
Style: captivating, serious, suspense, psychological
Plot: religious fanatic, blackmail, girls' school, teenage girl, death, suicide, sin, catholic schoolgirl, revenge, teenager, schoolgirl, girl ...
Place: japan
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Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: High school student Jinta (Nijiro Murakami) is a hikikomori and lives in Chichibu, Saitama Prefecture, Japan. One summer day, when Jinta is absorbed in a video game, a girl suddenly appears in front of him. The girl is Jinta's childhood friend ...
Style: contemplative, light, unusual plot structure, captivating
Plot: friendship, father son relationship, japanese girl, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, brother sister relationship, teenage girl, teacher, japanese woman, reunion, japanese teenager, family relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
While the Women Are Sleeping (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Kenji and Aya spend their summer days in a Hotel. While she is doing her own thing, he tries to work on his novel. But then a few strange hotel guest arouse the curiosity of the couple...
Style: contemplative, romantic, sentimental, romanticism, entertaining ...
Audience: kids
Plot: japanese teenager, husband wife relationship, secretly observing, restaurant, peeping tom, peeping, dream, japanese woman, insomnia, married couple, teenager, waitress ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Tale of Iya (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 169 min.
Story: It was summer when a stranger from Tokyo arrived at “Iya”, where the riches of nature still abound. This young man, named Kudo, was willing to live his new, self-sufficient life. He was exhausted by city life, and believed this beautiful land ...
Style: silent film, contemplative, touching, captivating, exciting
Plot: teenage girl, teenager, japanese girl, school, elementary school, police, schoolgirl, baby, scientist, dancing, dog, teacher ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Saki Achiga-hen: Episode of Side-A (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Sequel movie to the live-action Saki TV series.
Style: captivating, sincere, tense, suspense, contemplative ...
Plot: mahjong, teenager, japanese girl, sexy girl, japanese teenager, friends, contests and competitions, friendship, youth, escapades, rivalry, ambition ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Innocence (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Belgium, France, UK, Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A look inside an offbeat boarding school for young girls.
Style: surreal, suspenseful, psychological, enigmatic, stylized ...
Plot: boarding school, mystery, society, school, childhood, boarding school life, friendship between girls, coming of age, teenage life, ballet, youth, adulthood ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, tokyo, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 1K
Love & Pop (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Pretty Tokyo teen Hiromi Yoshii (Asumi Miwa) and her girlfriends struggle with rivalries, clothes and boyfriends, just like any other high school clique. But out for kicks and blind to the consequences, the girls of Love & Pop hide a dirty ...
Style: offbeat, sexual, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: prostitute, society, youth, social decay, teenage life, looking for love, looking for sex, street kid, teenage girl, restaurant, dance lesson, white bra ...
Time: 90s
Place: tokyo, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Dear Friends (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: High school student Rina has a bad attitude and thinks that friends are something that you use when you need them. She doesn't have any real relationships and is not even on good terms with her parents. Rina is the clubbing queen and could get ...
Style: captivating
Plot: hospital, friendship, illness, deception, husband wife relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, cancer patient, cancer, hospitalization, social relations, male female relationship, relationships ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Chronicle of My Mother (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Best-selling novelist Kosaku Igami has made a career out of using his family as fodder for his novels, much to their dismay. When his mother, the spirited family matriarch, is diagnosed with dementia, Igami must come to terms with the toll his own ...
Style: captivating, sincere, entertaining
Plot: father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, father, baby, family problems, family relations, parent grown child relationship, parent child relationship, kids and family, relationship problems, parents and children, life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Say 'I Love You' (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Mei Tachibana is a high school student. Due to a traumatic incident when she was a kid, Mei has been unable to make friends or have boyfriends. By mistake, Mei then injures the most popular male student named Yamato Kurosawa. Somehow, Yamato ...
Style: sincere, light, touching, captivating, sexy
Plot: love, teenager, school, jealousy, classmate, family relations, friendship, couples, society, rivalry, gossip, woman wearing a miniskirt ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Virgin Psychics (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A high-school student Yoshiro has never got a spotlight in his life and spends his days aimlessly. What only shines in his life is a girl Sae at his school. Even if being completely disregarded by her, he still dreams of becoming her true love in ...
Style: erotic, light, humorous, sexy, psychotronic
Audience: teens
Plot: mini skirt, high school, lgbt, clairvoyant, seduction, friendship, friend, erotic fantasy, father daughter relationship, student, infatuation, school ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 5K
Afterschool (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A prep-school student (Ezra Miller) accidentally films the drug-related deaths of two classmates, then is asked to put together a memorial video.
Style: serious, disturbing, bleak, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: kids in trouble, overdose, boarding school, social misfits, misfit, teenage life, life is a bitch, drug abuse, social relations, youth, voyeurism, violence ...
Time: contemporary, year 2006
Place: connecticut, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Neighboring Sakuko (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: 3 years on from hospitalité, Kiki Sugino and Koji Fukada are back again with this socially-conscious film about a 18-year-old girl in-between adolescence and adulthood who spends a summer in a valley and enjoys romance. Sakuko, a 18-year-old girl ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, captivating, sincere, serious ...
Plot: introspection, youth, couples, social relations, small town, dating, niece, self discovery, summer vacation, friendship, small town life, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, east asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In the early 1900s, Miranda attends a girls boarding school in Australia. One Valentine's Day, the school's typically strict headmistress treats the girls to a picnic field trip to an unusual but scenic volcanic formation called Hanging ...
Style: stylized, psychological, meditative, melancholic, scenic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: missing person, valentine's day, girls' boarding school, unsolved mystery, mystery, coming of age, private school, wilderness, boarding school life, disappearance, suicide, tragedy ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 90s, 19th century, year 1900 ...
Place: australia, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
A Story of Yonosuke (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 160 min.
Story: The year is 1987 and Japan is just reaching the peak of its economic success. Eighteen-year old Yonosuke Yokomichi arrives in Tokyo from Nagasaki. Ordinary in every way possible, he lives in a suburb far from the excitement of the big city and ...
Style: psychological, realistic, tense, captivating
Plot: university, student, dating, dancing, return home, flirting, getting home, public, father son relationship, japanese teenager, love and romance, friendship ...
Time: year 1987
Place: tokyo, japan, tanzania
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Schoolgirl Complex (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: At an all female high school, a senior of the radio club becomes fascinated with the club's newest member. As graduation nears and the summer heat rises, so does the sexual tension between the girls.
Style: unusual plot structure, romantic, melancholic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: lesbian teen, lesbian, lesbian couple, japanese schoolgirl, teenage girl, japanese girl, japanese teenager, crush, high school, japanese school, lgbtq, lgbt ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Make a Bow and Kiss (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on the comic book by Yakko Kaga
Style: romantic, captivating, whimsical, romanticism, light ...
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teenage girl, crush, japanese teenager, love, high school, father, team, japanese schoolgirl, japanese woman, friend, retirement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan, east asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.6
 2K
Waterland (1992)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story of a mentally anguished high school history teacher going through a complete reassessment of his life. His method for reassessing his life is to narrate it to his class and interweave in it three generations of his family's history.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: high school, teacher, haunted by the past, self discovery, teachers and students, couples, power relations, couple relations, introspection, pregnancy, murder, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 1920s, 1910s, 1940s
Place: england, pittsburgh, europe, london, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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The Falling (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: It's 1969 at a strict English girls' school where charismatic Abbie and intense and troubled Lydia are best friends. After a tragedy occurs at the school, a mysterious fainting epidemic breaks out threatening the stability of all involved.
Style: serious, psychological, tense, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: girls' school, female friendship, schoolgirl, friendship, fainting, mother daughter relationship, youth, social relations, teenage life, girls' boarding school, sexual awakening, epidemic ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Life Back Then (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Kyohei Nagashima (Masaki Okada) has shut away the world. During his high school days he was the target of bullying and experienced horrifying moments. Now as a young adult Kyohei takes a new job. He works for a company that specializes in cleaning ...
Style: sincere, captivating
Plot: bullying, coworker, girlfriend, colleague, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, disappearance, coworker relationship, grief, relationships, workplace, male female relationship, relationship problems ...
Place: east asia, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Tokyo Shutter Girl (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The movie Tokyo Shutter Girl, based on the comic series by Kenichi Kiriki, consists of three separate works by three separate directors, each set in Tokyo. It is about three Japanese schoolgirls in a photo club.
Style: anthology
Plot: school uniform, jailbait, teenage girl, girl wearing a miniskirt, discovery, japanese schoolgirl, high school, mini skirt, schoolgirl, camera, photograph, thin girl ...
Place: tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Hyouka: Forbidden Secrets (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Energy-conservative high school student Houtarou Oreki ends up with more than he bargained for when he signs up for the Classics Club at his sister's behest—especially when he realizes how deep-rooted the club's history really is. ...
Style: tense, captivating, disturbing
Plot: school, brother sister relationship, teenager, teenage life, literature, uncover truth, sibling, school club, brother, secret, mystery, schoolboy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
12%
Drucker in the Dug-Out (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Story: The movie is about Minami Kawashima, a high school girl who becomes the manager of her school's baseball team in place of her hospitalized friend, Yuki Miyata. She tries to lead the team to the National High School Baseball Championship by ...
Style: sincere, captivating, uplifting, psychological
Plot: baseball, school, japanese schoolgirl, contests and competitions, sport team, rivalry, disability, sport, manager, society, human spirit, friendship ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Haruta & Chika (2017)
Genre: Drama, Music, Mystery
Country: Japan
Story: Haruta is handsome and smart, Chika is bright and naive. When they were children, they were friends until Haruta's family moved away while he was in the 3rd grade. They meet again during a high school entrance ceremony. After all of these ...
Plot: japanese schoolgirl, classmate, teenager, school, friend, music club, girl, new school, student, schoolgirl, japanese girl, teacher ...
Place: japan, mount fuji
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Love and Lies (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The Japanese government carries out a program to increase the birth rate in the country. Their program analyzes gene information from its residents and selects a marriage partner for them. Aoi Nisaka is a high school student. She is in a love ...
Style: sentimental, touching, captivating, sweet
Plot: school, love, love triangle, parents, teenager, father son relationship, fertility, pretty girl, nubile, wedding, mother daughter relationship, niece ...
Time: near future
Place: japan, kyoto japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.5
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Doubt (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In 1964, a Catholic school nun questions a priest's ambiguous relationship with a troubled young student, suspecting him of abuse. He denies the charges, and much of the film's quick-fire dialogue tackles themes of religion, morality, and ...
Style: serious, sincere, suspense, enigmatic, bleak ...
Plot: pedophile, clergy, guilt, pedophilia, nun, school, teacher, life is a bitch, priest, suspicion, african american, gossip ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Anthem of the Heart (2017)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Jun is a girl whose words have been sealed away so that she cannot hurt anyone with them. But, one day, she is nominated to become an executive member of the "community outreach council." On top of that, Jun is also appointed to play the ...
Style: entertaining, captivating, buddy movie, sincere, uplifting ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, family outing
Plot: school club, teenage girl, friend, grandfather grandson relationship, cheating, following someone, mother daughter relationship, school play, mascot, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, grandmother grandson relationship, family dinner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.1
 164
Tsumugi (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 61 min.
Story: Tsumugi, a girl with a crush on her teacher, discovers that the teacher is having an affair with another teacher. Complications ensue after Tsumugi manages to attract her teacher, but then begins falling for a fellow student.
Style: erotic, sexy
Plot: older man younger woman, teacher student sex, teenage girl, love triangle, youth, infidelity, teacher student relationship, pregnant wife, older man younger woman relationship, sex scene, japanese schoolgirl, teenage sexuality ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.4
 19
The Name (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Having failed with his business and gone absolutely penniless, Masao (45) divorced with his wife, and is currently leading a hopeless life in Ibaraki. One day, a mysterious high school girl, going by the name Emiko, showed up before Masao. Every now ...
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: schoolgirl, japanese teenager, relationship problems, relationships, lifestyle change, couple relations, male female relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, life, changing lives, family relations, drastic change of life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Beautiful Kate (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Ned Kendall is asked to return to the remote and isolated family home by his sister, to say goodbye to his father who is dying. Ned also brings his young aspiring actress fiancee who struggles with the isolation. When home he starts having memories ...
Style: psychological, realistic, tense, stylized, bleak ...
Plot: brother sister incest, taboo sex, incest, brother sister sex, past, secret, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, memory, farm, isolation, homecoming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, adelaide south australia, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%