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The Fake (2013)
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The Fake (2013)
Original name: 사이비
Genre: Animation, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A convict returns to his home town to torturing again his family and face his neighbors trying to destroy the local religious fanatics and their plans to keep money from the village people.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, tense, captivating, suspense, serious, suspenseful, stylized
Plot: village life, clergy, society, cons and scams, village, homecoming, family relations, released from prison, danger, graphic violence, dishonesty, social relations, cult, money
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, stylized, suspenseful and tense films with plots about society, danger, rivalry, murder, life is a bitch, heroes and violence mostly in Animation, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Fake: The King of Pigs (2011), Boogie (2009), My Beautiful Girl, Mari (2002), The Motel Life (2012), The Art of Happiness (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The King of Pigs (2011)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After his business goes bankrupt, 30 something Kyeong-Min kills his wife impulsively. Hiding his anger, he seeks out his former middle school classmate Jong-Seok. Jong-Seok now works as a ghostwriter for an autobiography, but he dreams of writing ...
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, rough
Plot: haunted by the past, bully, high school, teenage life, human nature, youth, society, life is a bitch, reunited friends, bullying, class differences, humiliation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea
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Boogie (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Mexico
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Based on the comic "Boogie, el aceitoso".In a city where crime rules the streets, Boogie shows up. only to make things brutally worse. A hired thug, with a blatant disregard for human life – especially those that are less fortunate, and ...
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: hitman, crimes, rivalry, gangsters, negotiation, violence, femme fatale, danger, murder, frame up, crime, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
My Beautiful Girl, Mari (2002)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Country: South Korea
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Kim Nam-woo struggles through life as people around him constantly leave him; his best friend, Jun-ho, is going to study in Seoul and in some ways his widowed mother is "leaving" him too by paying more attention to her new boyfriend. To ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, touching, serious
Plot: brother, youth, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, friends, coming of age, parallel world, friendship, change of luck, family relations, village life, village ...
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Mardock Scramble: The First Compression (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 69 min.
Story: Rune Ballot is a down-and-out teen prostitute in Mardock City. One day, she's picked up by an ambitious casino manager named Shell who gives her everything she could want. Renewed by a false innocence, a false past, and now the false life Shell ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, bleak, futuristic ...
Plot: prostitute, androids and robots, vengeance, starting over, crimes, artificial intelligence, woman in danger, heroes, rivalry, deadly, cyberpunk, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Motel Life (2012)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A pair of working-class brothers flee their Reno Motel after getting involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, rough, road movie ...
Plot: on the run, family relations, introspection, siblings relations, working class, misfit, society, social misfits, life is a bitch, hit and run, life turned upside down, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nevada, usa, hawaii
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44%
The Art of Happiness (2013)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Sergio driving a taxi in a white Naples overflowing sadness and garbage. Pouring rain leads her clients through the city trying to process the death of his brother, who started ten years earlier for Tibet and never returned. A pop singer, a recycler ...
Style: contemplative, serious, touching, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: buddhism, surrealism, taxi driver, workplace, workplace situations, life turned upside down, dream, brother brother relationship, dealing with death, radio dj, urban, happiness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Eden of the East the Movie II: Paradise Lost (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Accused of terrorism and feeling the heat, Saki's high-tech crew is in the crosshairs. Meanwhile, the shroud of mystery covering Takizawa is lifted as he and his fellow Selecao make their final moves. Every game must come to an end. For those ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, rivalry, intrigue, danger, deadly, mystery, dishonesty, heroes, state affairs
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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The Toe Tactic (2008)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Mona is nearly overwhelmed by grief and depression. After her father's death, she's cut herself off: leaving teaching - she now temps as an office assistant, ignoring her mother's calls, talking to herself in mirrors, and rejecting ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, surreal, serious, offbeat
Plot: family problems, imaginary, dealing with death, unfulfillment, death in the family, human nature, homecoming, mother daughter relationship, single woman, teacher, benign alien, singleness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Black Jack: The Movie (1996)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Black Jack is a master surgeon who possesses impeccable skills, enabling him to perform operations that are impossible for even the finest surgeons. He now is faced with his most difficult task to date and must challenge the limits of medical ...
Style: bleak, psychological, suspenseful, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, anti heroes, uncover truth, heroic mission, laboratory, kidnapping, rescue, contests and competitions, escapades, master villain, life is a bitch, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Seoul Station (2016)
Genre: Animation, Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Suk-gyu is desperately looking for his runaway daughter. He spares neither money nor effort and after a while his search leads to results. One of his contacts claims to have found the girl. But joy is replaced by shock when he finds out that she ...
Style: apocalyptic, suspense, tense, suspenseful, bloody ...
Plot: apocalypse, death threat, murder, subway, father daughter relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, violence, death, zombie, zombie outbreak, danger, zombie apocalypse ...
Time: 21st century
Place: seoul, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Glitch in the Grid (2011)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Three artists struggling against the grid of society find spiritual renewal.
Style: experimental, contemplative, psychological, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: unemployment, hopes, society, friends, friendship, self discovery, introspection, materialism, small town, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, bad trip ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles, northern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Alois Nebel (2011)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Germany
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A train dispatcher encounters a mute stranger who appears out of nowhere, and finds himself mysteriously involved with a murder in Poland. The end of the eighties in the twentieth century. Alois Nebel works as a dis­patcher at the small railway ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: surrealism, uncover truth, mysterious character, crimes, society, haunted by the past, murder, rotoscoping, social misfits, life is a bitch, mystery, misfit ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: czechoslovakia, prague, czech republic, poland, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Beyond the Boundary: I'll Be Here – Future (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The second part of a two-part movie. The story takes place one year after the TV series.
Style: mecha, suspenseful, captivating, serious, tense
Plot: protecting from truth, memory loss, friendship, trust, love, teenage love, society, brought back to life, danger, blood, new life, imaginary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Princess (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Germany
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The story of August who loses his beloved sister Christina, a former porn star known as The Princess. He adopts Christina's five-year-old daughter Mia. Weighed down by grief and guilt, August breaks down and with Mia in tow, he embarks on a ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
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Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Approved for Adoption (2012)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama, Family
Country: France, Belgium, South Korea, Switzerland, USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: This remarkable animated documentary traces the unconventional upbringing of the filmmaker Jung Henin, one of thousands of Korean children adopted by Western families after the end of the Korean War. It is the story of a boy stranded between two ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, stylized, contemplative ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seoul, asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
After Last Season (2009)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: atmospheric, stylized, controversial, experimental, contemplative ...
Plot: murder, parkinson's disease, supernatural ability, future dystopia, society, scientific experiment, corporation, ghost, offscreen killing, a vision, laboratory, medical school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Grisaia no Meikyuu Caprice no Mayu 0 (2015)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 48 min.
Story: Yuuji makes the unexpected decision to pursue promotion within the institution he works for. He meets with JB to discuss the documents he submitted for review as a part of the promotion process, documents pertaining to his own past.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, serious, adult animation
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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My Dog Tulip (2009)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The story of a man who rescues a German shepherd and how the two become fast friends.
Style: sincere, atmospheric, touching, serious, realistic ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Technotise: Edit & I (2009)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Serbia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Technotise: Edit & I is a Serbian animated feature film. The plot is set in 2074 in Belgrade. The main character is Edit Stefanović, a female psychology student who, after failing the same university exam for the sixth time, decides to ...
Style: futuristic, captivating, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: metamorphosis, female student, scientist, drugs, transformation, seeing the future, human host, teacher, supernatural power, female protagonist, experiment, cyberpunk ...
Time: 21st century
Place: belgrade, serbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Tibetan Dog (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Mystery
Country: Japan, China
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jiantan is a young boy who has to leave Xi'an after the death of his mother to go deep into the Tibetan prairies to start living with the father he barely remembers. His dad, LaGeBa, is a busy doctor who decided to depart from the city and ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, captivating, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: dog, adventure, friendship, friends, coming of age, parents and children, family relations, wilderness, rescue, couples, danger, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tibet, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.8
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Oldman Z (1991)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 80 min.
Story: An old man is being treated specially by the Department of Health under the so-called Project Z, a special nursing bed with a 6th generation computer on board. When the pain and loneliness of the old man reaches his ex-private nurse, she decides to ...
Style: serious, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: satire, alien encounter, technology gone awry, experiment gone awry, space wars, society, imaginary, danger, a.i., benign alien, heroes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade (1999)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A member of an elite paramilitary counter-terrorism unit becomes traumatized after witnessing the suicide bombing of a young girl and is forced to undergo retraining. However, unbeknownst to him, he becomes a key player in a dispute between rival ...
Style: bleak, stylized, serious, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, world war two, distopia, swat team, resistance fighter, little red riding hood, terrorism, suicide, life is a bitch, politics, danger, deadly ...
Place: japan, tokyo, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.8
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The Apostle (2012)
Genre: Animation, Horror
Country: Spain
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A prisoner recently escaped from prison tries to recover the loot he hid a few years earlier in a remote and secluded village, but what there is is a sentence worse than jail. Claims elderly, strange disappearances, spirits, a peculiar priest and to ...
Style: captivating, atmospheric, suspenseful, puppet animation, suspense ...
Plot: village, curses spells and rituals, danger, social relations, imaginary, escapades, obsessive quest, prison escape, ancient mystery, surrealism, society, religions or cults ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Golgo 13: Queen Bee (1998)
Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 57 min.
Story: Based on Takao Saito's graphic novel, Golgo 13 is Japan's most celebrated and notorious assassin, and a man as adept with a rifle as he is with the ladies. He meets his match here in Queen Bee, the leader of a South American liberation ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: asia, japan, venezuela
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Client List (2010)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After she and her husband lose their jobs, a former Texas homecoming queen inadvertently finds herself in the middle of a prostitution ring after she unknowingly accepts a position at a massage parlor.
Style: sexy, touching, realistic, serious, based on true events ...
Plot: massage parlor, prostitute, life is a bitch, workplace, parents and children, family problems, family relations, lifestyle, society, dishonesty, unemployment, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.6
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Asura (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, History, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Abandoned in the barren wasteland of Kyoto, a savage, enraged orphan does whatever it takes to survive in the wild. When he crosses paths with civilization, he must learn to tame the beast within.
Style: atmospheric, serious, tense, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: orphan, human nature, survival, wilderness, village, friendship, feral man, life is a bitch, murder, rage, violence, war ...
Time: 15th century
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part I: Beginnings (2012)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Madoka Kaname, an ordinary middle-schooler, along with her best friend Sayaka Miki, are offered the chance to have any wish they want granted by the mysterious Kyubey, and become magical girls and fight witches. However, fellow magical girl Homura ...
Style: dark fantasy, atmospheric, stylized, serious, tense ...
Plot: magic, wish come true, teenage girl, danger, magical girl, hopes, supernatural, parent child relationship, wizards and magicians, mother daughter relationship, foreshadowing, surrealism ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Blood Prison (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After his capture for attempted assassination of the Raikage, leader of Kumogakure, as well as killing Jōnin from Kirigakure and Iwagakure, Naruto is imprisoned in Hōzukijou: A criminal containment facility known as the Blood Prison. Mui, the ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: prison, criminal heroes, prison life, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, supernatural ability, crimes, master warrior, deadly, heroes, danger, assassination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Venus Wars (1989)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The new frontier of Venus has degenerated into a dystopia ravaged by the civil war between Ishtar and Aphrodia. Bubbly reporter Susan Sommers arrives in the capitol of Aphrodia just before it's captured by Ishtar. She falls in with a bunch of ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, suspenseful, serious, adaptation directed by original author
Audience: boys' night
Plot: reporter, invasion, space and aliens, androids and robots, rivalry, save the world, escapades, imaginary, a.i., adventure, heroes, politics ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Sin: The Movie (2000)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: It is the near future, and the city of Freeport teeters on the verge of total collapse. The twin tides of rampant crime and ruinous graft face only one barrier: the elite strike force HARDCORPS. Led by Colonel John Blade, HARDCORPS is the last force ...
Style: serious, stylized, rough, futuristic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: a.i., leadership, fighting crime, investigation, heroes, undercover, save the world, rivalry, adventure, heroic mission, race against time, society ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%