Movies like Kakegurui 2019

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Kakegurui (2019)
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Kakegurui (2019)
Original name: 映画 賭ケグルイ
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Hyakkaou Private Academy. An institution for the privileged with a very peculiar curriculum. You see, when you're the sons and daughters of the wealthiest of the wealthy, it's not athletic prowess or book smarts that keep you ahead. It's reading your opponent, the art of the deal. What better way to hone those skills than with a rigorous curriculum of gambling? At Hyakkaou Private Academy, the winners live like kings, and the losers are put through the wringer. But when Yumeko Jabami enrolls, she's gonna teach these kids what a high roller really looks like!
Style: psychological, tense, atmospheric, captivating, suspense, social realism
Plot: contests and competitions, rich and poor, survival, gambling, betrayal, against the odds, bullying, intrigue, high school life, society, lifestyle, class differences, mind game, rivalry, fame, social decay, social relations, gambler, thinness, japanese girl

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out tense, psychological, serious and suspense films with plots about rivalry, crimes, dishonesty, danger, murder, uncover truth and mind game mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Kakegurui: Kaiji: The Ultimate Gambler (2009), Homunculus (2021), The Promised Neverland (2020), Moss (2010), Exam (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.5
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Kakegurui (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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Story: Children from influential families in politics and businesses attend the Hyakkaou Private Academy. There, the hierarchy of the students are classified by a series of games. Students that win the games are on the ruling side and the students who lose ...
Style: thought provoking, social, stylized, serious, suspense
Plot: gambling, gambler, direction and purpose, one last chance, class system, luxury, love and romance, wealth, education, fighting the system, social differences, high school ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Kaiji: The Ultimate Gambler (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Itou Kaiji is a bum who steals car emblems and slashes tires on what seems to be a regular basis. This routine changes one day when he is paid a visit by a man in a trench-coat. Once the two get talking, it seems that the visitor (Calling himself ...
Style: tense, psychological, captivating, atmospheric, rough ...
Plot: rivalry, survival, danger, contests and competitions, social decay, rich and poor, deathtrap, lifestyle, job seeking, escapades, society, gambling ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 5.6
 2K
Homunculus (2021)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A homeless man meets a medical school student who pays him to volunteer for a surgical procedure known as trepanation, drilling a hole in his skull, which ends up giving him the ability to communicate with the dark side of people’s subconscious ...
Style: psychological, tense, unusual plot structure, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: supernatural, medicine, homeless man, escapades, violence, male protagonist, society, rivalry, youth, cyberpunk, eye surgery, yakuza
Time: 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Promised Neverland (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A group of the smartest kids at a seemingly perfect orphanage uncover its dark secret, and set in motion a dangerous and desperate escape plan.
Style: dark fantasy, suspense, suspenseful, psychological, touching ...
Plot: orphan, survival, creature, death, orphanage, wall, family relations, live action, friendship, escapades, society, betrayal ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 6.7
 2K
Moss (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 163 min.
Story: Hae Gook (Park Hae Il) travels to a reclusive village to attend his father's funeral. He wants to find out the reason behind his father's strange death, but the villagers, in particular village chief Cheon (Jung Jae Young), seem to be ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, uncover truth, intrigue, under the surface, social relations, mystery, dishonesty, danger, rivalry, village, riddles and clues, mysterious character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.8
 109K
Exam (2009)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The final candidates for a highly desirable corporate job are locked together in an exam room and given a test so simple and confusing that tension begins to unravel.
Style: mind bending, psychological, surprise ending, captivating, serious ...
Plot: mind game, plot twist, psychologist, ambition, confinement indoors, mystery, psychology, rivalry, manipulations, surveillance, intrigue, human nature ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.7
 528
Guilty at 17 (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A teenager becomes overwhelmed with guilt after her lies to support a friend's claim of sexual assault lead to the accused teacher's suicide.
Style: psychological, tense, captivating, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: uncover truth, false accusation, teachers and students, high school life, frame up, crimes, dishonesty, youth, friends, suicide, sexual abuse, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Ghost and the Whale (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A man, Joseph, loses his wife at sea, then spirals deep into a world of confusion. The wife's brothers' need revenge! Joseph tries to tell anyone who will listen that a whale killed his beautiful Annabel Lee, but even he doesn't quite ...
Style: psychological, serious, atmospheric, tense, realistic ...
Plot: false accusation, uncover truth, mental illness, vengeance, missing person, life is a bitch, social relations, small town life, small town
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The Spanish Prisoner (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An employee of a corporation with a lucrative secret process is tempted to betray it. But there's more to it than that.
Style: neo noir, tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: mystery, betrayal, invention, investigation, workplace intrigue, stranger, crimes, intrigue, mastermind, theft, protagonist as suspect, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: venezuela, caribbean, usa, manhattan new york city, boston ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.0
 242
Fate (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Four friends bound by destiny and unbeatable in the dark world. When a casino attack goes wrong as a result of betrayal, fate turns them into enemies. Now, forced to aim the gun at each other's hearts, their unavoidable battle begins.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: betrayal, heist, vengeance, rivalry, casino, dishonesty, destiny, gang, gangsters, crimes, haunted by the past, caper ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Love Thy Neighbor (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Plagued by flashbacks of a violent home invasion, Laura Benson is on the brink of a nervous breakdown. Looking for a fresh start, she and her husband sell their house and relocate to a seemingly idyllic gated community. But, little do the Bensons ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: stalking, haunted by the past, obsession, family in danger, psychopath, mind game, rivalry, deadly, vengeance, murder, heist, social decay ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.4
 1K
Lights Out (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: March 1992, in a small town in the suburbs of Paris. During an alcohol fueled party, teenagers discover a body hidden in the bushes of a forest. A body that seems lifeless. Two weeks earlier. Simon, a 16 year-old teenager, has not shown up for ...
Style: tense, psychological, atmospheric, bleak, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: missing child, investigation, youth, crimes, social relations, small town, teenage life, high school life, murder, suburbs, high school, rock ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.4
 31K
In the House (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A sixteen-year-old boy insinuates himself into the house of a fellow student from his literature class and writes about it in essays for his French teacher. Faced with this gifted and unusual pupil, the teacher rediscovers his enthusiasm for his ...
Style: suspense, odd, enigmatic, witty, disturbing ...
Plot: teacher, high school, privacy invasion, writers, student, school, stalking, teen angst, teacher student relationship, manipulation, manipulations, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
You Bet Your Life (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Austria, Switzerland
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A compulsive gambler is forced to take a chance with his own life
Style: suspense, tense, captivating
Plot: gambler, gambling addiction, drugs, addiction, gambling, relationships, lifestyle, life is a bitch, life risking, social problems, risk, relationship problems ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Judicial Indiscretion (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.5
 250K
The Village (2004)
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Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Country: Japan
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.2
 2K
Uncle John (2015)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 5.1
 6K
Abandoned (2010)
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Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, captivating, psychological ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.8
 597
Pig (2011)
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Country: USA
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.1
 231
49 Days (2006)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.4
 1K
Agnosia (2010)
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Country: Spain
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Style: atmospheric, realistic, gothic, psychological, tense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Sorority Surrogate (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Death and the Maiden (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.1
 1K
Intruder (2020)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
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Place: south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.4
 9K
House of 9 (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Romania, Germany, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nine strangers wake up in a house with no recollection how they got there and no way out. The voice on the PA introduces them to a grisly game they must play. The prize is $5 million and their life.
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
While the Wolf's Away (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A young teen and his misfit group of friends try to escape from a strict boarding school that holds dangerous secrets.
Style: heartbreaking, compassionate, atmospheric, psychological, serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Next Skin (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, Switzerland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A teenager who went missing and was presumed dead returns home after eight years to find a family deeply affected by his disappearance. Gradually, doubts arise about whether he really is the missing boy or an impostor.
Style: intellectual, contemplative, suspense, unusual plot structure, tense ...
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Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Godless Youth (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: German students compete to enter one of the country's elite schools.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, suspense, tense
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⇓ similarity ⇓
21%