Movies like Tokyo Ghoul 2017

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Tokyo Ghoul (2017)
 5.7
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Tokyo Ghoul (2017)
Original name: 東京喰種 トーキョーグール
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A Tokyo college student is attacked by a ghoul, a super-powered human who feeds on human flesh. He survives, but has become part ghoul and becomes a fugitive on the run.
Style: serious, exciting, bloody, suspenseful, stylized
Audience: teens
Plot: deadly creature, supernatural ability, secret identity, murder, blood, fight, anti hero, danger, anti heroes, crimes, violence, death, gunfight, rivalry, swat team, vengeance, friendship, good versus evil, school, killer, prostitute, murderer, student, police, college ...
Place: japan, tokyo, east asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, exciting and scary films with plots about murder, danger, blood, rivalry, crimes, deadly and death mostly in Thriller, Action and Horror genres. Some movies like Tokyo Ghoul: Lady Snowblood (1973), Versus (2000), Izo (2004), Azumi (2003), Sodom the Killer (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Tokyo Ghoul 'S' (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Ken Kaneki is a university student. He is also half-ghoul and half-human. He agonizes over his situation. Trying to avoid other ghouls, he shelters himself at Anteiku Cafe and spends time with Toka Kirishima. One day, a ghoul, Shu Tsukiyama, appears ...
Style: suspenseful, seinen, psychological, serious, exciting
Plot: secret organization, secret identity, supernatural ability, distopia, supernatural, survival, murder, blood, crimes, danger, deadly creature, drastic change of life ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.7
 13K
Lady Snowblood (1973)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Yuki's family is nearly wiped out before she is born due to the machinations of a band of criminals. These criminals kidnap and brutalize her mother but leave her alive. Later her mother ends up in prison with only revenge to keep her alive. ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, melancholic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female assassin, murder, female killer, vengeance, martial arts, childbirth, vigilantism, samurai, danger, track down, assassination, child birth ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1870s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.4
 13K
Versus (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Set in the present where a group of ruthless gangsters, an unknown woman and an escaped convict have met, unwittingly, in The Forest of Resurrection, the 444th portal to the other side. Their troubles start when those once killed and buried in the ...
Style: exciting, scary, suspenseful, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, yakuza, supernatural, on the run, chase, danger, gangsters, hostage, samurai, heroic mission, back from the dead, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.1
 5K
Izo (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Izo is an assassin in the service of a Tosa lord and Imperial supporter. After killing dozens of the Shogun's men, Izo is captured and crucified. Instead of being extinguished, his rage propels him through the space-time continuum to ...
Style: rough, disturbing, stylized, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, murder, righting the wronged, heroic mission, afterlife, master warrior, danger, deadly, supernatural, rivalry, vigilantism, reincarnation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Azumi (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In war-torn Japan, the Tokugawa Shogun, desperate to restore peace to his people, orders the assassination of the hostile warlords. A beautiful young woman is raised from birth with nine other orphans, to become an assassin. Her name is Azumi, the ...
Style: rough, serious, breathtaking, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: samurai, martial arts, assassination, good versus evil, vengeance, survival, elimination, adventure, deadly, danger, introspection, visceral ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
God's Left Hand, Devil's Right Hand (2006)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: What's scary is being a human being, and what's scary is being myself. Truly horrifying things reside inside oneself. The work asks if you can stand the inescapable terror.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, bleak, fable
Plot: serial killer, murder, life is a bitch, supernatural, supernatural ability, danger, deadly, rivalry, crimes, gory, premonition, cake ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Sodom the Killer (2004)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Bad things happen when innocent blood is shed. In the early 1700s, Lord Sodom Ichibei is happily celebrating his wedding day when his wife-to-be suddenly dies. In his search for an explanation, he kills any and every suspect he comes across. When ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: murder, burned alive, vengeance, supernatural, rivalry, afterlife, gory, danger, deadly, crimes, life is a bitch, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.4
 81K
Death Note (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young man comes to possess a supernatural notebook, the Death Note, that grants him the power to kill any person simply by writing down their name on the pages. He then decides to use the notebook to kill criminals and change the world, but an ...
Style: twists and turns, serious, bleak, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: death, notebook, deity, supernatural, mind game, revenge, murder, adaptation, police, violence, betrayal, fbi ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, seattle washington, seattle, tokyo, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Organ (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Two police detectives Numata and Tosaka infiltrate a group of underground black market human organ dealers. Things go haywire during a raid on the group's surgical headquarters. Numata barely escapes, while a wounded Tosaka gets left behind. ...
Style: scary, surreal, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: black market, murder, rivalry, crime, crimes, gang, deadly, criminal heroes, zombie, disorder, gory, gangsters ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.9
 33K
Dracula 2000 (2000)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the millenium version of this classic Gothic horror we find Abraham Van Helsing (Plummer), who has tangled with Count Dracula (Butler) in the past, working as an English antiques dealer. Simon (Miller) is a vampire hunter in training under his ...
Style: gothic, scary, suspenseful, suspense, sexy ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: dracula, vampire, blood, transformation, chase, good versus evil, supernatural, danger, immortality, legends and myths, death, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s, 1790s
Place: new orleans, london, europe, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.2
 2K
Black Butler (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Set in the year 2020, Shiori Genbo (Ayame Gouriki) runs the large corporation Funtom. Shiori is also a descendant of prestigious noble family Phantomhive of England. As a descendant of the noble family Phantomhive, Shiori solves difficult cases ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: deal with the devil, master and servant, supernatural, supernatural ability, curse, investigation, uncover truth, vengeance, power relations, one man army, crimes, mystery ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.4
 5K
Killers (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Indonesia, Japan
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Mr. Nomura is an eerily handsome, sharply dressed, sociopathic serial killer who preys on the women of Tokyo. In Jakarta, a world-weary journalist named Bayu finds himself unexpectedly falling into vigilantism after brutally killing two sadistic ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, bleak, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, crimes, strong violent content, deadly, violence, danger, death, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Electric Dragon 80.000 V (2001)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 55 min.
Story: A young boy gets jolted with electricity as he's climbing a cable pylon. As he gets older, he experiences intense fits of violence in which bolts of electricity burst from his fists. Elsewhere in Tokyo, there is an electronics wizard who also ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, stylized, exciting, light ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, vigilantism, vengeance, battles, danger, rivalry, electricity, violence, supernatural power, heavy metal, electrocution ...
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.0
 5K
The Hunted (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A businessman on a trip to Tokyo ends up in the middle of a centuries old feud between a criminal Ninja cult and a Samurai when he witnesses a assassination performed by the Ninja-cult leader.
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, samurai, good versus evil, murder, ninja, danger, master warrior, hitman, vengeance, crimes, dishonesty, mysterious character ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Nightmare Detective (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Three people in Tokyo take a surreal voyage of self-discovery through memory and nightmares. "O" intends suicide while talking on a cell-phone with a stranger he meets on line who plans a simultaneous suicide. Events take a horrifying ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: nightmare, serial killer, supernatural, mind game, police investigation, murder, deadly, rivalry, danger, crimes, mystery, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.6
 30K
Death Note (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Light Yagami finds the "Death Note," a notebook with the power to kill, and decides to create a Utopia by killing the world's criminals, and soon the world's greatest detective, "L," is hired to find the mysterious ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: investigation, supernatural, vigilantism, battle of wits, mind game, serial killer, supernatural ability, crimes, youth, rivalry, artifact, interpol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.1
 56K
Vampires (1998)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The church enlists a team of vampire-hunters to hunt down and destroy a group of vampires searching for an ancient relic that will allow them to exist in sunlight.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, bloody, gothic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, vampire hunter, vampire slayer, supernatural, duct tape over mouth, priest, gory, vengeance, telepathy, danger, obsessive quest, clergy ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: new mexico, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.2
 8K
Spiral (2000)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a small town in Japan, Kirie comes upon her boyfriend's father silently videotaping a snail. Later, the mans obsession with spirals becomes more and more bizarre, ending in his suicide in a washing machine which turn his body into a spiral. ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, small town, supernatural, curse, mystery, deadly, danger, curses spells and rituals, insanity, transformation, survival horror, vortex ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Alive (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Tenshu is imprisoned and sentenced to death for murdering the men who raped his girlfriend. However, he manages to survive his execution and is presented with an option: face another execution attempt or subject himself to their bizarre and ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: prison, survival, experiment, danger, confined, death row, vengeance, martial arts, prison life, imaginary, adventure, anti hero ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Battle Royale II: Requiem (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 155 min.
Story: It's three years after the events of the original Battle Royale, and Shuya Nanahara is now an internationally-known terrorist determined to bring down the government. His terrorist group, Wild Seven, stages an attack that levels several ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: island, terrorist, survival, vengeance, kidnapping, master warrior, danger, crimes, heroes, chaos, landing, terrorism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia, afghanistan, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.6
 13K
Skinwalkers (2006)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Creatures, bound by the blood of the wolf, that can kill with curses and move at lightening speed, watching the night sky for the rise of the blood-red crescent moon. They are SKINWALKERS. They feed on our flesh and thirst for the taste of human ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: werewolf, supernatural ability, transformation, youth, young heroes, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, danger, rivalry, good versus evil, deadly creature, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.8
 3K
Gun Woman (2014)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A brilliant doctor on a quest for revenge buys a young woman and trains her to be the ultimate assassin, implanting gun parts in her body that she must later assemble and use to kill her target before she bleeds to death.
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, master criminal, crimes, violence spree, deadly, good versus evil, danger, rivalry, gory, murder, female assassin, gun ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.2
 529
The Locker (2004)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 71 min.
Story: A group of teenagers unleash a curse when they use haunted public lockers in Shibuya. Supposedly, if you leave a gift in one of the lockers you will be lucky in love. However, the results are anything but lucky as a creepy female ghost with long ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, mind bending, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: urban legend, ghost, supernatural, danger, supernatural ability, youth, mystery, crimes, curses spells and rituals, deadly, student life, looking for love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Corbin Nash (2018)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A rogue police detective in search of his parents killer is murdered and reborn the ultimate killer.
Style: captivating, suspense, exciting, tense, gothic ...
Plot: vampire, friendship, police, human versus monster, violence, revenge, demon, murder, death, curses spells and rituals, deadly creature, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Shield of Straw (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Ninagawa is a powerful man in Japanese politics and with top economic connections.His granddaughter is then murdered. The suspect is Kunihide Kiyomaru (Tatsuya Fujiwara). Kunihide Kiyomaru has a prior conviction for assaulting and killing a girl 8 ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mole, vengeance, protection, manhunt, danger, criminal heroes, law enforcement, crimes, murder, husband wife relationship, swat, swat team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.9
 3K
Hellbound (1994)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two Chicago police officers are sent to investigate the brutal murder of a rabbi. As the investigation begins, Shatter and Jackson are summoned to Israel for questioning. Upon arrival they realize that they are, in fact, pursuing a supernatural ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, investigation, police detective, good versus evil, danger, rabbi, police investigation, fighting crime, buddies, supernatural ability, law enforcement, partners against crime ...
Time: 90s, 50s, year 1951, middle ages, 1950s ...
Place: israel, chicago illinois, usa, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.5
 107
Death Tube 2 (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The sequel to the exciting terror film! 'Death Tube,' the website where murders are streamed live in real time, is back online with a new generation of challengers / victims! Who will escape and what will be left of them? The real killer ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, psychotronic, exciting, slasher ...
Plot: internet, violence, murder, torture, abuse, society, isolation, killings, brutality, game of death, sadism, deathtrap ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.3
 192
The Echo Game (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A young mother must protect her daughter from a rogue scientist on a murderous rampage to steal the girl's psychic powers for herself.
Style: suspenseful, scary, mind bending, serious, psychotronic
Plot: supernatural, mad scientist, family relations, parents and children, supernatural ability, deadly, chase, danger, sexual content, profanity, betrayal, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.4
 87K
The Craft (1996)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A Catholic school newcomer falls in with a clique of teen witches who wield their powers against all who dare to cross them -- be they teachers, rivals or meddlesome parents.
Style: gothic, scary, suspenseful, captivating, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: curses spells and rituals, witchcraft, black magic, witch, goth, supernatural, supernatural ability, magic, good versus evil, teenage witch, danger, high school life ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: usa, los angeles, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.4
 53K
Night Watch (2004)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Among normal humans live the "Others" possessing various supernatural powers. They are divided up into the forces of light and the forces of the dark, who signed a truce several centuries ago to end a devastating battle. Ever since, the ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, twists and turns, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, vampire, witch, supernatural, demons, russian, curses spells and rituals, supernatural power, death, human becoming an animal, danger, chosen one ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1992, 2000s, 90s ...
Place: russia, europe, eastern europe, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%