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Black Jack: The Movie (1996)
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Black Jack: The Movie (1996)
Original name: ブラック・ジャック
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 science...before it's too late!
Style: psychological, exciting, bleak, serious, suspenseful, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, heroes, kidnapping, contests and competitions, conspiracy, prodigy, life is a bitch, laboratory, anti hero, save the planet, danger, haunted by the past, society, heroic mission, escapades, doctors and patients, future dystopia, gory, rivalry, rescue, showbiz, godparent, anti heroes, master villain, uncover truth ...

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Most similar movies to Black Jack: The Movie

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, stylized, suspenseful and exciting films with plots about danger, rivalry, heroes, escapades, imaginary, society and heroic mission mostly in Animation, Drama and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Black Jack: The Movie: Armitage III: Polymatrix (1996), Venus Wars (1989), Armitage III: Dual Matrix (2002), Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade (1999), Sin: The Movie (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Armitage III: Polymatrix (1996)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ross Sylibus is assigned to a police unit on a Martian colony, to find that women are being murdered by a psychotic named D'anclaude. He is assigned a very unorthodox partner named Naomi Armitage, who seems to have links to the victims. To stir ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, stylized, bleak, futuristic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, rivalry, fighting the system, escapades, chaos, life is a bitch, rebellion, danger, future dystopia, heroic mission, haunted by the past, technology gone awry ...
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95%
 6.7
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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, politics, adventure, society, danger, imaginary, androids and robots, save the world, escapades, chases and races, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Armitage III: Dual Matrix (2002)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Naomi Armitage and Ross Sylibus have changed their names and live with their daughter Yoko as a happy and normal family on Mars — until an android riot breaks out at an anti-matter plant on Earth.
Style: futuristic, stylized, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ghost, androids and robots, mars, violence, robot, good versus evil, adventure, future dystopia, a.i., imaginary, master villain, haunted by the past ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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, exciting, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, world war two, distopia, swat team, resistance fighter, little red riding hood, beast, terrorism, suicide, fairy, life is a bitch, deadly ...
Place: japan, tokyo, poland, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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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, rough, futuristic, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: a.i., undercover, investigation, fighting crime, leadership, rivalry, adventure, save the world, heroes, heroic mission, race against time, society ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Patlabor: The Movie (1989)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A mysterious suicide and a series of unmanned robot run-aways sparks off a Police investigation into the suspicious software on-board thousands of industrial robots around Tokyo.
Style: futuristic, stylized, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, robot, conspiracy, police, save the day, crimes, technology gone awry, future dystopia, neo noir, space travel, computers and web, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 7.2
 20K
Metropolis (2001)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Duke Red has overseen the construction of a massive Ziggurat to extend his power across the whole planet. Tima, a robot-girl built in the image of his deceased daughter, is at the core of these plans. However, after escaping the Duke's clutches ...
Style: futuristic, atmospheric, bleak, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: metropolis, robot, megalomaniac, artificial intelligence, heroic mission, world domination, adventure, save the day, self discovery, uncover truth, androids and robots, society ...
Time: future, 1930s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Groundbreaking director Mamoru Oshii continues to push the boundaries of art and anime with this universally acclaimed cyber thriller following cyborg detective Batou as he tries to unravel the reasons for a murderous robot revolt in the year 2032. ...
Style: futuristic, serious, suspenseful, enigmatic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cyborgs, cyberpunk, investigation, androids, androids and robots, crimes, computers and web, imaginary, mind game, good versus evil, fighting crime, uncover truth ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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, exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, bleak ...
Plot: prostitute, starting over, vengeance, androids and robots, cyberpunk, crimes, artificial intelligence, woman in danger, deadly, heroes, rivalry, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Mobile Suit Gundam I (1981)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 137 min.
Story: In the year Universal Century 0079, humans have colonized the area of space lying in between the Earth and the moon. However the ambitious Zabi family, rulers of the Duchy of Zeon (the grouping of colonies furthest from the earth) has sparked a war.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space wars, androids and robots, danger, man versus machine, rivalry, adventure, superhero, escapades, imaginary, master villain, fighting crime, society ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, stylized, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: rivalry, terrorism, danger, mystery, deadly, intrigue, dishonesty, state affairs, heroes
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
A Wind Named Amnesia (1990)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A wind has swept the Earth taking all the memories from everyone. No one knows who they are, how to speak, or how to use the tools of modern civilization. Two years later a young man who has been re-educated travels across America on a mysterious ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, stylized, serious, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, chaos and mayhem, plague, technology gone awry, future dystopia, memory loss, survival, time travel, heroic mission, catastrophe, apocalypse, chaos ...
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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: rough, suspenseful, stylized, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: satire, escapades, society, rivalry, disorder, chaos, nursing, space wars, danger, man versus machine, a.i., golden years ...
Time: 21st century
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Ark (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, South Korea
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The population of the planet Alcyone is split in two; the cultures of the Ceveans and the Storrions are locked in eternal war, destroying their home. Led by their priestess Amiel, the Ceveans constructed the Ark in an attempt to flee their world, ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, exciting, futuristic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, heroic mission, adventure, good versus evil, danger, escapades, destiny, society, imaginary, rivalry, save the world, man versus machine ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Naruto the Movie: Legend of the Stone of Gelel (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Naruto, Shikamaru, and Sakura are executing their mission of delivering a lost pet to a certain village. However, right in the midst of things, troops led by the mysterious knight, Temujin, attack them. In the violent battle, the three become ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious
Plot: ninja, master warrior, rescue, heroes, young heroes, supernatural, heroic mission, good versus evil, danger, adventure, escapades, rivalry ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Black Magic M-66 (1987)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 48 min.
Story: A freelance reporter stumbles on a desperate military operation. An army chopper has crashed and its cargo has been activated. Now there are two killer androids running loose in the wilderness and have the daughter of their inventor as their target. ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, futuristic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: murder, chaos, ghost, crimes, adventure, man versus machine, supernatural, a.i., rescue, woman in danger, future dystopia, investigation ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Wings of Honneamise (1987)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: On a future Earth, war between the Kingdom of Honneamise and its rival, The Republic, is inevitable. As evolving technology creates new ways to wage war, a small group seeks to propel mankind into space in their world’s first spaceflight program. ...
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, visually appealing, weird ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, outer space, conspiracy, astronaut, assassination, fighting the system, heroes, politics, underdog, rivalry, danger, adventure ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - Solid State Society (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story takes place in the year 2034, two years after the events in Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. 2nd GIG. Female cyborg Major Motoko Kusanagi has left Public Security Section 9, an elite counter-terrorist and anti-crime unit specializing in ...
Style: suspenseful, futuristic, atmospheric, stylized, serious
Plot: androids and robots, hacker, cyberspace, future dystopia, terrorism, politics, crimes, imaginary, adventure, investigation, a.i., fighting crime ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2030s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: 14 years after third impact, Ikari Shinji awakens to a world he does not remember. He hasn't aged. Much of Earth is laid in ruins, Nerv has been dismantled, and people who he once protected have turned against him. Befriending the enigmatic ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, bleak, surreal, futuristic ...
Plot: space travel, androids and robots, future dystopia, imaginary, save the world, society, young heroes, life is a bitch, escapades, worldwide chaos, danger, apocalypse ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Munich, Germany, 1923. Two years have passed since Edward Elric was dragged from his own world to ours, leaving behind his country, his friends and his younger brother, Alphonse. Stripped of his alchemical powers, he has been all this time ...
Style: exciting, suspense, stylized, intense, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: alchemy, nazi, adventure, imaginary, heroic mission, curses spells and rituals, danger, master villain, heroes, tornado, ethnic slur, army ...
Time: future
Place: munich germany, germany, japan, tokyo, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam A New Translation III: Love is the Pulse of the Stars (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Universal Century 0087, Char Aznable has now become the leader of the AEUG. Scirocco, the man from Jupiter, schemes to seize control of the Titans. Haman, the Axis leader, is attempting to restore the Zabi family. Through politics and strategy, ...
Style: stylized, serious, exciting, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: battles, good versus evil, adventure, heroes, heroic mission, space station, space and aliens, political unrest, escapades, androids and robots, uninhibited rivalry, danger ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Ghost in the Shell (1995)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In the year 2029, the barriers of our world have been broken down by the net and by cybernetics, but this brings new vulnerability to humans in the form of brain-hacking. When a highly-wanted hacker known as 'The Puppetmaster' begins ...
Style: mind bending, futuristic, exciting, philosophical, atmospheric ...
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, artificial intelligence, policewoman, cyborgs, hacker, technology gone awry, distopia, mind game, chase, androids and robots, cyberspace ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Mobile Suit Gundam III: Encounters in Space (1982)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Amuro Ray and the rest of the White Base crew, now denominated the 13th Autonomous Corps, return to outer space to support the rest of the Earth Federation forces for the decisive battle against the Duchy of Zeon's forces.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, stylized, futuristic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space wars, danger, heroes, space and aliens, adventure, escapades, rivalry, imaginary, chaos, battles, father son relationship, piloted giant robot ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, vengeance, femme fatale, mysterious character, track down, terrorism, violence spree, chase, rivalry, life is a bitch, dishonesty, criminal heroes ...
Place: japan, asia, venezuela
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero (1998)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: When a desperate Mr. Freeze, to save his dying wife, kidnaps Barbara (Batgirl) Gordon as an involuntary organ donor, Batman and Robin must find her before the operation can begin.
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, suspenseful, cult film ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens, family outing, kids
Plot: superhero, chase, kidnapping, race against time, heroes, submarine, danger, crimes, chases and races, undercover, escapades, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Rurouni Kenshin: Requiem for the Ishin Patriots (1997)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The war against the Tokugawa Shogunate ended years ago. But there are some who are not happy with the outcome. Shigure Takimi watched his friends and family get slashed down in the name of freedom and prosperity. Now he and a band of desparate ...
Style: serious, exciting, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, battles, danger, rivalry, fighting crime, adventure, master warrior, hopes, good versus evil, society, escapades, lone wolves ...
Time: ancient times
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Patlabor 2: The Movie (1993)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A Japanese police unit who use giant anthropomorphic robots (called Labors) is caught up in a political struggle between the civilian authorities and the military when a terrorist act is blamed on an Air Force jet. With the aid of a government ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, atmospheric, futuristic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, take over, chaos, weapon system, political unrest, urban, political intrigue, chaos and mayhem, rebelliousness, partners, law enforcement, state affairs ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Doctor Who: Lost in the Dark Dimension (2014)
Genre: Animation, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The future? The Earth is dying under the onslaught of industry, the polar caps are melting, the ozone layer is nearly destroyed... To save the planet, the Doctor must overcome the combined forces of some of the most feared of his old adversaries. ...
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, heroic mission, time travel, cult, changing the past or future, rivalry, imaginary, rescue, danger, master villain, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.6
 16K
Memories (1995)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In this anime trilogy, a salvage ship crew happens upon a haunted vessel in Magnetic Rose; a cold tablet turns a lab worker into a biological weapon in Stink Bomb; and an urban populace carries on an endless war with an unseen foe in Cannon Fodder. ...
Style: anthology, surreal, exciting, futuristic, enigmatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: distopia, outer space, space travel, adventure, danger, imaginary, memories, escapades, chaos, life is a bitch, gun, war ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.8
 375
Gilgamesh (2003)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Over a decade ago, a group of scientists carried out experiments at the Tomb of Gilgamesh, the supposed resting place of the demigod subject of an ages-old myth. After the work at the "Heaven's Gate" facility was abruptly halted, a ...
Style: cynical, serious, twists and turns, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, supernatural, good versus evil, future dystopia, apocalypse, uninhibited rivalry, chaos, who to trust, mysterious character, escapades, danger, rivalry ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%