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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: heroes, plague, kidnapping, prodigy, conspiracy, rescue, life is a bitch, laboratory, showbiz, escapades, save the planet, rivalry, society, contests and competitions, godparent, doctors and patients, haunted by the past, master villain, uncover truth, future dystopia, heroic mission, medicine, surgeon, superhuman, doctor ...

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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, imaginary, heroes, rivalry, escapades, androids and robots and society mostly in Animation, Drama and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Black Jack: The Movie: Armitage III: Polymatrix (1996), Venus Wars (1989), Patlabor: The Movie (1989), Armitage III: Dual Matrix (2002), Oldman Z (1991). 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, futuristic, bleak, suspenseful, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyborgs, cyberpunk, technology gone awry, heroic mission, haunted by the past, future dystopia, chaos, law enforcement, rebellion, master villain, escapades, society ...
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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: serious, stylized, suspenseful, futuristic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: invasion, reporter, heroes, save the world, androids and robots, intrigue, journalism, escapades, adventure, good versus evil, rivalry, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century
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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, exciting, serious, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, robot, conspiracy, police, save the day, crimes, technology gone awry, computers and web, space travel, future dystopia, heroic mission, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
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82%
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: stylized, serious, suspenseful, futuristic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, ghost, mars, robot, future dystopia, adventure, good versus evil, haunted by the past, apocalypse, chaos and mayhem, a.i., master villain ...
Time: future
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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: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: satire, chaos, nursing, disorder, man versus machine, heroes, rivalry, mad scientist, life is a bitch, society, a.i., escapades ...
Time: 21st century
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
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Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (2004)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Mystery, 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: cyberpunk, cyborgs, androids and robots, investigation, androids, crimes, good versus evil, fighting crime, mind game, computers and web, escapades, loss of partner ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, hong kong, tokyo
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74%
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Memories (1995)
Genre: Animation, 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: surreal, exciting, futuristic, enigmatic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: distopia, outer space, space travel, adventure, memories, escapades, chaos, life is a bitch, steampunk, war, violent, poison gas ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 4.8
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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., heroic mission, rivalry, fighting crime, save the world, investigation, leadership, heroes, undercover, adventure, race against time, society ...
Time: future, 21st century
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73%
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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, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, outer space, astronaut, conspiracy, assassination, fighting the system, heroes, adventure, rivalry, space and aliens, politics, underdog ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: suspenseful, exciting, rough, futuristic, bleak ...
Plot: prostitute, starting over, androids and robots, vengeance, crimes, artificial intelligence, heroes, woman in danger, rivalry, cyberpunk, investigation, secret organization ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
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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: stylized, futuristic, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: memory loss, post apocalypse, disaster, catastrophe, chaos, time travel, plague, technology gone awry, heroic mission, apocalypse, chaos and mayhem, future dystopia ...
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, san francisco
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61%
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: stylized, suspenseful, exciting, serious, bleak ...
Plot: terrorism, rivalry, intrigue, mystery, dishonesty, state affairs, heroes, deadly, danger
Place: japan
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Metropolis (2001)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
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, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: metropolis, steampunk, robot, megalomaniac, artificial intelligence, heroic mission, save the day, uncover truth, adventure, self discovery, androids and robots, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, 1930s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo (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 ...
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Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: U.C. 0097, one year after the opening of "Laplace's Box". Despite the revelation of the Universal Century Charter that acknowledges the existence and rights of Newtypes, the framework of the world has not been greatly altered. The ...
Style: mecha, stylized, suspenseful, serious
Plot: friendship, rivalry, good versus evil, heroic mission, heroes, society, escapades, save the world, love, moral ambiguity, future dystopia, hopes ...
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56%
Ghost in the Shell 2.0 (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In the year 2029, Section 9, a group of cybernetically enhanced cops, are called in to investigate and stop a highly-wanted hacker known as 'The Puppetmaster'. Ghost in the Shell 2.0 is a reproduced version of its original 1995 ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, rough, stylized, exciting ...
Plot: cyberpunk, androids and robots, female spy, cyberspace, hacker, terrorism, woman fights a man, future dystopia, anti heroine, uncover truth, mind game, chaos ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, serious, stylized, futuristic, atmospheric
Plot: androids and robots, hacker, crimes, adventure, investigation, politics, terrorism, future dystopia, cyberspace, undercover, fighting crime, a.i. ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2030s
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, serious, exciting, rough, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
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Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Mobile Suit Gundam I (1981)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, War
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, suspenseful, stylized, serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, space wars, chaos, battles, righting the wronged, space station, space travel, heroic mission, future dystopia, master villain, survival, rivalry ...
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The Last: Naruto the Movie (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Two years after the events of the Fourth Great Ninja War, the moon that Hagoromo Otsutsuki created long ago to seal away the Gedo Statue begins to descend towards the world, threatening to become a meteor that would destroy everything on impact. ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, stylized, serious, exciting
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: heroes, supernatural ability, adventure, save the world, good versus evil, ninja, master warrior, love and romance, master villain, young lovers, heroic mission, evil alien ...
Time: future
Place: japan
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52%
Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
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, adventure, heroic mission, nazi, heroes, master villain, curses spells and rituals, tornado, army, ethnic slur, body swapping, escapades ...
Time: future
Place: munich germany, germany, japan, tokyo, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Shirou Emiya finds himself an unwilling participant in a deadly competition where seven Mages summon heroic spirits as servants to duel each other to the death. They compete for the chance to make a wish from the Holy Grail, which has the power to ...
Style: exciting, captivating, suspense, tense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: holy grail, contests and competitions, young heroes, mortal combat, rivalry, ambition, magic, escapades, wizards and magicians, supernatural, artifact, epic battle ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Bleach the Movie: The DiamondDust Rebellion (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When an artifact known as the "King's Seal" is stolen during transport from Soul Society, Hitsugaya Toushirou is assigned to retrieve it. Toushirou goes missing after a battle with the thieves, leading Seireitei to suspect him of ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, entertaining, heroic
Plot: samurai, adventure, heroes, supernatural, investigation, supernatural ability, false accusation, supernatural power, monster, parallel universe, martial arts, master warrior ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Bleach: Fade to Black (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A mysterious reiatsu (spiritual particle) explosion occurs in the center of Seireitei in Soul Society, causing it to be destroyed. At the exact same time, a major change overwhelms Kuchiki Rukia, which leaves her losing something important inside. ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, contemplative
Plot: adventure, investigation, heroes, curses spells and rituals, daring rescue, heroic mission, escapades, supernatural, on the run, memory loss, sword, weapons ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: philosophical, mind bending, exciting, atmospheric, surreal ...
Plot: cyberpunk, artificial intelligence, future dystopia, cyberspace, hacker, cyborgs, policewoman, androids and robots, chase, mind game, technology gone awry, distopia ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Mobile Suit Gundam III: Encounters in Space (1982)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, War
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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space wars, battles, chaos, escapades, adventure, space and aliens, heroes, rivalry, spacecraft, teenage boy, giant robots, piloted giant robot ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: exciting, serious, saga, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, weapon system, chaos, political intrigue, chaos and mayhem, rebelliousness, political unrest, heroic mission, heroes, special agents, law enforcement, state affairs ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Battle Angel Alita (1993)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 54 min.
Story: A Hunter Warrior and cyborg healer named Ido formerly lived in the floating land of Zalem, the paradise that hovers above the refuse heap of Scrap Iron City in which he now resides with his former lover, Chiren. In his travels as a bounty hunter — ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough, bleak, futuristic
Plot: bounty hunter, cyberpunk, androids and robots, distopia, cyborgs, apocalypse, nudity (full frontal - brief), robot, graphic violence, future dystopia, genetic engineering, killer robot ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Kite Liberator (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 58 min.
Story: Years after the events that transpired in Kite, Sawa's whereabouts are a mystery. During this time, rumors of a new killer have begun to circulate the city. They call her the Angel of Death, an unfeeling assassin who eliminates her targets with ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, psychological, serious
Plot: vengeance, haunted by the past, hitman, teenage life, law enforcement, police detective, serial killer, serial murder, violence, dealing with death, crimes, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam A New Translation II: Lovers (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Universal Century 0087, as the civil war between the AEUG and the Titans continues, Kamille meets a mysterious girl named Four. But his encounter with Four, one of the Titans' "cyber-Newtypes," fills his heart with anguish. The ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, suspenseful, exciting, mecha ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: battles, heroic mission, rivalry, tragic love, good versus evil, love and romance, heroes, escapades, adventure, collision, tough heroes, space and aliens ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%