Movies like Himizu

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Himizu (2011)
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Himizu (2011)
Original name: ヒミズ
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, bleak, serious, stylized, gloomy, realistic
Plot: teen angst, teenage life, youth, human nature, earthquake, mental illness, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, obsession, suicide, tsunami, homeless teenager, maniac, school, gangsters, serial killer, murderer, mental breakdown, party, teacher, money, rock, stalker, yakuza, depression, burglar ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia

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Most similar movies to Himizu

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, psychological and disturbing films with plots about youth, teenage life, murder, crimes, obsession, death and family relations mostly in Drama, Crime and Romance genres. Some movies like Himizu: My Man (2014), Hazard (2005), Tony Takitani (2004), All About Lily Chou-Chou (2001), The Child I Never Was (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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My Man (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Young Hana had lost everything in the earthquake and tsunami and was being taken care of by a relative named Jungo. As Hana grew up she began to fall in love with her own relative.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: father daughter incest, first sexual experience, orphan, murder, older man younger woman relationship, incest, family relations, forbidden love, crimes, teenage life, obsession, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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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, rough, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: teenage life, juvenile delinquency, crimes, youth, teenage rebellion, street gang, escape, heist, coming of age, car theft, drugged food, ice cream cone ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, new york, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Tony Takitani (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Tony Takitani had a solitary childhood. Being alone was normal since his mother died young and his father was always away with his jazz band. At school he studied art, but while his sketches are accurate and detailed they lack feeling. Used to being ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, captivating, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: solitude, obsession, jazz, life is a bitch, shopping, love and romance, alone, hopes, fall in love, couples, human nature, addiction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
All About Lily Chou-Chou (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Charts the troubled teenage years of students Yuichi Hasumi and Shusuke Hoshino, exploring the shifting and complex power dynamics of their relationship against the backdrop of Yuichi's love for the dreamy and abstract music of fictional pop ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, psychological, meditative, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, alienation, music, mind game, youth, social misfits, teenage life, kendo, coming of age, friendship, school, internet ...
Time: 21st century, year 2000, year 2001, year 1999, 2000s
Place: japan, asia, okinawa, tokyo, okinawa japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: stylized, psychological, offbeat, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: killing spree, crimes, gangsters, crime, sexual content, death wish, obsession, violence spree, isolation, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, sex addict ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Child I Never Was (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A serial killer dispassionately discusses the nuts and bolts of his grisly avocation, as well as the youthful traumas which helped to mold him into a psychopath, in this disturbing independent drama from Germany, based on the true story of of ...
Style: psychological, serious, disturbing, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: pedophile, murder, psychopath, sexual obsession, sexual abuse, investigation, teenage life, youth, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, society, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1962, year 1976, year 1966
Place: germany, europe
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22%
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Home Room (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A high school shooting has repercussions on the town and students.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: high school, murder, friendship, goth girl, youth, teenage life, isolation, hopes, teenage girl, dark secret, teen angst, secret ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Hours of the Day (2003)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Abel lives with his mother in a small town on the outskirts of Barcelona. His life, grey and boring, is based on the small family business, his mother's house, his girlfriend's bed, and the town bars. However under an appearance of quiet ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, disturbing, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, family relations, crimes, mental illness, deadly, family life, murder, social relations, small town life, store, small town, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, spain, barcelona
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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River's Edge (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A group of high school friends discover that they are in the presence of a killer. One of them, Samson, has murdered his girlfriend Jamie. He brags to his friends about killing her, and when they discover he is telling the truth, their reactions ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, gloomy, psychological, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, friends, high school, small town, nudity (full frontal - brief), strangulation, family relations, juvenile delinquency, police, woman strangled to death, crime, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: oregon, usa, california, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Blue Spring (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Soon after being named the new leader of his high school's gang system, Kujo grows bored with the violence and hatred that surround him. He wants desperately to abandon his post… but his once-enviable position of power has a strange way of ...
Style: bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious
Plot: rivalry, juvenile delinquency, crimes, gang, high school, life is a bitch, friendship, high school life, society, teenage life, youth, school ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Disco Pigs (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Pig and Runt born on the same day, in the same hospital, moments apart. Twins, all but by bloodline. Inseparable from birth, they are almost telepathic. They are one, needing no one else, inhabiting a delicate, insular and dangerous world where they ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: friendship, friends, youth, love and romance, couples, obsession, couple relations, teenage life, love, teenager, mental illness, jealousy ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: europe, ireland, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Be Sure to Share (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Shiro’s struggle with his father’s cancer and impending death leads to a realization that he must communicate his love and admiration for him before it’s too late. A series of flashbacks reveals their relationship over time, and the trouble ...
Style: touching, realistic, contemplative, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: family relations, terminal illness, redemption, coping, parents and children, family in crisis, unfulfillment, estrangement, father son relationship, family problems, dealing with death, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.2
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Benny's Video (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Austria, Switzerland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A 14-year-old video enthusiast is so caught up in film fantasy that he can no longer relate to the real world, to such an extent that he commits murder and records an on-camera confession for his parents.
Style: psychological, disturbing, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: videotaping, atrocity, psychopath, murder, human nature, obsession, introspection, crimes, society, alienation, teenage life, parent child relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: austria, bosnia, europe, egypt, vienna ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.5
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Blind Shaft (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: China, Germany, Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two Chinese miners, who make money by killing fellow miners and then extorting money from the mine owner to keep quiet about the "accident", happen upon their latest victim. But one of them begins to have second thoughts.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: miner, murder, hidden identity, dishonesty, crimes, investigation, deadly, teenage life, rich and poor, cons and scams, prostitute, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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7 Virgins (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Tano is 16-years-old and is already sitting in jail. In 48 hours he’s a free man and off to the wedding of his brother. In the two days he recounts his neighborhood in a section of Sevilla.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: wedding, friendship, self discovery, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, family relations, kids in trouble, parents and children, society, buddies, youth, homecoming ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Suicide Club (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When 54 high school girls throw themselves in front of a subway train it appears to be only the beginning of a string of suicides around the country. Does the new all-girl group Desert have anything to do with it? Detective Kuroda tries to find the ...
Style: psychological, surreal, suspenseful, atmospheric, meditative ...
Audience: teens
Plot: police investigation, suicide, gory, hacker, mystery, deadly, brutality, cult, website, insanity, murder, conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Four Nights with Anna (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Poland, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A crematorium worker repeatedly breaks into a woman's house at night to help with housework.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious, offbeat
Plot: stalking, obsessive love, dangerous attraction, obsession, hidden identity, small town, stalker, dark humor, polish, testimony, wrongfully committed, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.2
 89K
Elephant (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Several ordinary high school students go through their daily routine as two others prepare for something more malevolent. The film chronicles the events surrounding a school shooting.
Style: disturbing, bleak, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: school shooting, mass murder, teacher, atrocity, violence spree, classmate, school, student, massacre, suicide, bomb, classroom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, portland oregon, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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Noriko's Dinner Table (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 159 min.
Story: A teenager named Noriko Shimabara runs away from her family in Toyokawa, to meet Kumiko, the leader of an Internet BBS, Haikyo.com. She becomes involved with Kumiko's "family circle", which grows darker after the mass suicide of 54 ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, scary
Plot: dysfunctional family, mass suicide, cult, family relations, nihilism, suicide, internet, woman in danger, on the run, youth, teenage life, leaving home ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.3
 406
The Over-Eater (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Séléna is chief of the Marseille police. Respected and feared by his men, his sole enemy seems to be himself, along with his 300 pounds. Strangled by the bursting straight-jacket of his body, tortured by his past, he leads a solitary life in a ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: murder, police detective, fall in love, haunted by the past, physical appearance, obsession, love and romance, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, obese, cheating ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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Money (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A forged 500-franc note is cynically passed from person to person and shop to shop, until it falls into the hands of a genuine innocent who doesn't see it for what it is - which will have devastating consequences on his life, causing him to ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, bleak, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: forgery, betrayal, murder, money, automated teller machine, heist, injustice, delivery, frame up, teenage life, crimes, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.3
 550
Rivals (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A teenage girl becomes entangled in a volatile relationship with a pair of high-school lovers.
Style: suspenseful, serious, psychological, suspense, mind bending ...
Plot: stalking, teenage life, crimes, love and romance, youth, couples, friendship, seduction, murder, rape, revenge, mentally unstable ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.1
 10K
L.I.E. (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In this biting and disturbing coming-of-age tale from writer-director Michael Cuesta, life is bittersweet along the L.I.E., also known as the Long Island Expressway, as suburban teen Howie Blitzer learns all too clearly. In the space of a week, he ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, touching, brutal, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: male prostitution, pedophile, sexual abuse, gay, coming of age, pornography, older man younger man relationship, juvenile delinquency, death of mother, youth, suburbs, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: long island, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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Chasing Holden (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Neil Lawrence (DJ Qualls) is sent to a boarding school by his father. During his first couple days he meets T.J. (Rachel Blanchard) who he falls in love with. After being assigned a paper on Holden Caufield - the main character in J.D. Salinger s ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: boarding school, obsession, teenage love, teenage life, fall in love, romance, youth, hospital, school, father son relationship, high school life, misfit ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 7.2
 520
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: suspenseful, stylized, atmospheric, rough, serious ...
Plot: gang, gangsters, yakuza, dishonesty, criminal heroes, deadly, society, uninhibited rivalry, murder, graphic violence, crime, rivalry ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 6.9
 101
Homeland (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When Jiro Sawada was a sophomore in high school he was framed for something he did not do. Afterwards, he left his hometown in a small village in Fukushima Prefecture. After the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, Jiro Sawada goes back to his ...
Style: touching, serious, atmospheric, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: family problems, dishonesty, family relations, youth, village, village life, high school life, tsunami, frame up, earthquake, villager, false accusation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 7.3
 5K
Cyclo (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Vietnam, France, Hong Kong
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Follows a young cyclo (bicycle cab) driver on his poverty-driven descent into criminality in modern-day Ho Chi Minh City. The boy's struggles to scratch out a living for his two sisters and grandfather in the mean streets of the city lead to ...
Style: stylized, disturbing, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Plot: poverty, gangsters, gang, coming of age, pimp, poet, taxi driver, water gun, slaughterhouse, bicycle, nosebleed, ak 47 ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, saigon, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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: tense, realistic, disturbing, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, parents and children, crime, crimes, on the run, deadly, prostitute, violence spree, father son relationship, violence, sex scene, sex ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
About the Pink Sky (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: High school student Izumi Kawashima, whose daily routine is rating newspaper articles, finds a wallet containing a large sum of cash. Instead of returning the wallet to its owner, Izumi decides to lend a substantial portion of the money to a ...
Style: atmospheric, sincere, serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: high school, high school life, teenage life, social relations, best friends, youth, moral dilemma, friends, photographer, profanity, coming of age, voice mail ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 5.6
 86K
The Bling Ring (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK, France, Germany, Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Inspired by actual events, a group of fame-obsessed teenagers use the Internet to track celebrities' whereabouts in order to rob their homes.
Style: sexy, stylized, captivating, serious, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, drugs/alcohol, juvenile delinquency, heist, youth, high society, burglary, celebrity, crime, crimes, thief, robbery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, beverly hills, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%