Movies like Shrill Cries of Summer

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Shrill Cries of Summer (2008)
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Shrill Cries of Summer (2008)
Original name: ひぐらしのなく頃に
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Early summer, Keiichi had just moved to a remote mountain village. As he becomes close friends with a group of girls, he was enjoying his life in the village. However when he starts to become suspicious that his friends may be deeply involved in successive murders that occur every summer, the situation around Keiichi gradually starts to turn into something more sinister.
Style: psychological, enigmatic, tense, twists and turns, captivating, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: curse, obsession, mystery, murder, teenager, insanity, disappearance, danger, dark past, uncover truth, crimes, village, split personality, friendship, violence, summer, brutality, fear, paranoia, under the surface, death, exchange student
Time: 80s, year 1983
Place: japan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out tense, suspense, suspenseful and psychological films with plots about crimes, murder, danger, mystery, violence, deadly and death mostly in Thriller, Horror and Mystery genres. Some movies like Shrill Cries of Summer: Shrill Cries: Reshuffle (2009), The Curse of Downers Grove (2015), Ring 0: Birthday (2000), Vanished: Age 7 (2011), Detective Story (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Shrill Cries: Reshuffle (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Maebara Keiichi, a young teenager, has recently moved from the city to the rural village of Hinamizawa with his family. He is adjusting quite well to his new life, making friends at the small school, playing games, passing time in relative ...
Style: psychological thriller, disturbing, tense, psychological, suspenseful
Plot: secret, mystery, countryside, folklore, social relations, village, curses spells and rituals, village life, danger, under the surface, traumatic experience, dark past ...
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The Curse of Downers Grove (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The town of Downers Grove looks like your average suburban neighborhood -- but Downers Grove has a disturbing secret.... For the past eight years, one senior from every high school graduating class has met a bizarre death right before graduation ...
Style: tense, suspense, psychological, captivating, slasher
Plot: curse, high school, murder, graduation, party, jealousy, violence, father son relationship, attempted rape, self defense, survival, danger ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Ring 0: Birthday (2000)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Taking place thirty years before the events of Ringu, Ringu 0 provides the shocking background story of how the girl on the video became a deadly, vengeful spirit.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: split personality, supernatural, mystery, curse, supernatural ability, haunted by the past, mental illness, deadly, danger, ghost, a vision, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 50s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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Vanished: Age 7 (2011)
Genre: Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Mayu the teen girl hasn’t opened her heart to anyone since ten years ago when some terrible case happened. Instead of going to high school, she goes to the church every day and looks for redemption. One day, she disappears in the woods, silently ...
Style: psychotronic, suspense, tense, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: revenge, forest, 7 year old, youth, psychopath, fear, chase, family relations, serial killer, maniac, hysteria, children ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Detective Story (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A detective and a businessman search for a serial killer who removes people's organs.
Style: twists and turns, tense, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: murder, private detective, investigation, serial killer, danger, crimes, mystery, partners, disappearance, friendship, neighbor, painting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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A Near Death Experience (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ellie suffers a strong shock to discover that, after suffering a near-death experience, can hear voices from beyond. He soon realizes that it is a gift with which you can help others.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, mind bending ...
Plot: ghost, murder, danger, psychic power, deadly, crimes, serial killer, talking to the dead, new neighbor, death, mystery, fugitives ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Fatal Reunion (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jessica is a housewife, unhappy in her marriage, who decides to "spice it up" a little bit. But she gets more than she bargained for when she contacts an old high school classmate she once had a crush on.
Style: twists and turns, captivating, suspense, psychological, tense ...
Plot: infidelity, danger, couple relations, stalking, crimes, reunion, classmate, jealousy, murder, rivalry, violence, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Awakened (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Samantha believes that her father murdered her mother. In her exhausting search for the truth about her young mother's untimely death 14 years earlier, Samantha receives help from beyond the grave.
Style: twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: supernatural, uncover truth, investigation, murder, haunted by the past, crimes, mystery, parents and children, small town, small town life, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Village of Shadows (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When Lucas Frantz invites his friends to visit his hometown Village de Ruiflec, they head in two cars to spend the weekend. The driver Hugo Kerimba, Marion Valeyre, Stan and his girlfriend Katia Brezinsky follows the car of Lucas, David Fontana, his ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: village, danger, mystery, supernatural, crimes, deadly, buddies, estrangement, missing person, survival, trapped, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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She-Chotic (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A woman's alter ego emerges after years of dormancy to exact revenge on her unsuspecting boyfriend and his mistress.
Style: suspense, psychological, tense, disturbing, scary ...
Plot: psycho killer, revenge, mistress, violent behavior, violence, erotica, betrayal, alter ego, network, maniac, paranoia, obsession ...
Time: 21st century
Place: atlanta georgia, atlanta
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Death Trip (2021)
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Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Four friends take a cottage vacation in the dead of winter, seeking refuge from their busy urban lives, if only for one weekend. However, the few residents who remain in the secluded cottage town of Rideau Ferry don’t seem to take kindly to ...
Style: disturbing, psychotronic, suspenseful, suspense, scary ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Captured (2017)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A weekend getaway to shoot a music video turns into a nightmare for a rock'n roll band when they become the crazed obsession of an escaped convict that is purposely targeting the female lead of the band.
Style: psychotronic, tense, suspense, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, serial killer, violence, youth, teenager, murder, friendship, deadly, masked killer, paranoia, pursuit, homicidal maniac ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Necrophobia 3D (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Argentina
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A mentally fragile man must conquer his fear of death in order to stave off a killer’s advances.
Style: psychological, scary, suspenseful, psychotronic, disturbing ...
Plot: fear, twin brother, death of brother, mystery killer, violence, unknown killer, bloody violence, serial killer, tailor, phobia, serial murder, overcoming fear ...
Time: 21st century
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Sun Choke (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Janie’s just trying to get well. As she recovers from a violent psychotic break, she’s subjected each day to a bizarre holistic health and wellness regimen designed, and enforced, by her lifelong nanny and caretaker. But when she develops an ...
Style: psychological, tense, captivating, suspense, macabre ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Baskin (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Turkey
Duration: 97 min.
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Luster (2010)
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Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Thomas Luster is a troubled businessman who tries to make sense of a life being driven out-of-control by a force closer to home than he first realizes. When he discovers that the man working against him is another side of his own personality he is ...
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Duration: 137 min.
Story: No overview found.
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Style: psychological, twists and turns, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, captivating, suspense ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Duration: 110 min.
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Style: psychological, tense, captivating, suspense, scary ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Retribution (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A detective investigates a series of murders. A possible serial killer might be on a rampage, since they all are in the same vicinity and by the same method, but as the evidence points toward the detective as the prime suspect, a ghost in red ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, tense ...
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Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Ju-on: The Curse (2000)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 70 min.
Story: A teacher visits the house of one of his students after the boy goes missing, only to have a horrifying excuse for his absence from school.
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, suspense ...
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Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Clownface (2019)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A deranged serial killer known as "Clownface" terrorises the residents of a small town.
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Plot: killer clown, masked killer, kill, maniac, serial killer, murder, survival, mask, serial murder, brutality, crimes, psychopath ...
Time: 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Duration: 95 min.
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Time: 21st century
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Duration: 112 min.
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Style: tense, psychological, suspense, captivating, scary ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Return (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Joanna Mills has a successful career but feels her personal life is spinning out of control. She has few friends, an estranged father, and a crazy ex-boyfriend who is stalking her. Joanna begins having terrifying visions of a woman's murder, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The River King (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 99 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, enigmatic, suspense, disturbing
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Chasing Sleep (2000)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A college professor wakes up to find his wife has not returned home, then struggles to understand her disappearance.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, scary, serious ...
Plot: insomnia, missing person, nightmare, professor, police, uncover truth, obsession, crimes, deadly, murder, haunted by the past, pill ...
Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Corridor (2010)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Lonely medical student Frank is pleased with his flat, a quiet place to focus on his coming exams. But when he meets the girl upstairs, the intrusive Lotte, he realizes there is something wrong with the place. Each time he leaves his apartment, ...
Style: tense, serious, psychological, suspenseful, suspense ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Don't Click (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A horror movie about the mysterious happenings that happen to a pair of sisters after watching an unidentified video. Directed by Kim Tae-kyeong, Park Bo-yeong plays Se-hee who tries to save her sister Jeong-mi, her boyfriend Joo Won and Kang Byeol ...
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, captivating, disturbing ...
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Place: south korea
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