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Homunculus (2021)
 5.6
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Homunculus (2021)
Original name: ホムンクルス
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 minds.
Style: psychological, tense, unusual plot structure, captivating, suspense, suspenseful, contemplative
Plot: supernatural, medicine, homeless man, youth, violence, society, escapades, rivalry, male protagonist, cyberpunk, yakuza, eye surgery
Time: 21st century
Place: japan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out tense, suspenseful, suspense and psychological films with plots about society, escapades, youth, chase, supernatural, violence and crimes mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Homunculus: xxxHOLiC (2013), The Next Skin (2016), Ju-On: The Grudge 2 (2003), Retribution (2017), Somebody's Darling (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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xxxHOLiC (2013)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: Yuko Ichihara (Anne Watanabe) is the sexy owner of a strange store which offers to make any wishes come true for a price. Kimihiro Watanuki (Shota Sometani) has a special type of blood that attracts spirits and ghosts. He goes into the shop owned ...
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Time: 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Ju-On: The Grudge 2 (2003)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: While driving, the pregnant horror-movie actress Kyôko Harase and her fiancé are in a car crash caused by the Toshio's friend. Kyôko loses her baby and her fiancé winds up in a coma. Kyôko was cursed together with a television crew when ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Saki Achiga-hen: Episode of Side-A (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Retribution (2017)
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Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Somebody's Darling (2016)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A fraternity president becomes obsessed with a young coed but his hopeful courtship decays into sinister pursuit as unnatural secrets surface about his brotherhood.
Style: scary, psychological, captivating, unusual plot structure, tense ...
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Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.9
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Kakegurui (2019)
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. ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Voyoucratie (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Voyoucratie is FGKO’s new film project. It’s a dramatic fiction about a young gangster’s chaotic path into life crushed by a criminal universe that he can’t escape from. It’s also about a frozen portrait of a youth trapped by a system that ...
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Destiny: The Tale of Kamakura (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 129 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 3.5
 430
Awakened (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 54 min.
TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 5.5
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The Last Boy (2019)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Startup: Accendi il tuo futuro (2017)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 93 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.8
 989
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 4.8
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.5
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.6
 2K
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Shrill Cries of Summer (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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Duration: 105 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 2.9
 629
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.4
 429
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