Movies like Black Jack: The Movie

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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, prodigy, life is a bitch, laboratory, save the planet, danger, society, haunted by the past, heroic mission, escapades, doctors and patients, future dystopia, gory, rivalry, anti heroes, rescue, master villain, uncover truth, showbiz, godparent, medicine, surgeon ...

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, imaginary, escapades, society and heroic mission mostly in Animation, Drama and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Black Jack: The Movie: Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade (1999), Sin: The Movie (2000), Armitage III: Polymatrix (1996), A Wind Named Amnesia (1990), Venus Wars (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: little red riding hood, terrorism, fairy, heroes, siblings relations, life is a bitch, crimes, future dystopia, politics, haunted by the past, rivalry, society ...
Place: japan, tokyo, poland, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 4.8
 397
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: futuristic, serious, rough, suspenseful, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gory, investigation, chaos, society, danger, fighting crime, leadership, law enforcement, dishonesty, government agency, undercover, save the world ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Armitage III: Polymatrix (1996)
Genre: Animation, Action, 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: bleak, serious, futuristic, suspenseful, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, master villain, future dystopia, escapades, space and aliens, rivalry, law enforcement, fighting the system, chaos, crimes, chases and races, society ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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: serious, futuristic, suspenseful, stylized, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, rivalry, plague, time travel, apocalypse, survival, good versus evil, memory loss, save the world, chaos, adventure, androids and robots ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 1K
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, futuristic, suspenseful, stylized, adaptation directed by original author
Audience: boys' night
Plot: reporter, invasion, space wars, technology gone awry, imaginary, adventure, heroic mission, escapades, chases and races, chaos and mayhem, alien encounter, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 6.9
 2K
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: suspenseful, stylized, exciting, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space wars, technology gone awry, imaginary, golden years, space and aliens, a.i., benign alien, mad scientist, apocalypse, danger, rivalry, nursing ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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: suspenseful, exciting, stylized, serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, master villain, imaginary, space travel, space station, danger, battles, righting the wronged, heroes, lone wolves, space wars, future dystopia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (2004)
Genre: Animation, 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, stylized, serious, suspenseful, philosophical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cyberpunk, investigation, androids and robots, cyborgs, computers and web, imaginary, rivalry, innocence, good versus evil, uncover truth, escapades, crimes ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, hong kong, battleship, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 559
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: serious, bleak, suspenseful, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, escapades, imaginary, space wars, chaos and mayhem, adventure, chaos, heroic mission, heroes, space and aliens, technology gone awry, life is a bitch ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Armitage III: Dual Matrix (2002)
Genre: Animation, 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, futuristic, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ghost, androids and robots, violence, robot, good versus evil, mars, future dystopia, adventure, haunted by the past, apocalypse, terrorism, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Street Fighter II: V (1995)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Street Fighter II: V, is an anime series based on the fighting game Street Fighter II. Directed by Gisaburo Sugii, the series first aired in Japan in 1995, from April 10 to November 27, on YTV. An English adaptation of the series was produced by the ...
Style: serious, rough, stylized, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, crimes, heroes, criminal heroes, heroic mission, daring rescue, master warrior, escapades, adventure, good versus evil, hostages, master villain ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth (1997)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Originally a collection of clips from the Neon Genesis Evangelion TV series, Death was created as a precursor to the re-worked ending of the series. Rebirth was intended as that re-worked ending, but after production overruns Rebirth became only the ...
Style: psychological, stylized, futuristic, serious, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: evil alien, androids and robots, giant robot, surrealism, apocalypse, destiny, coming of age, society, high school life, worldwide chaos, rivalry, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.6
 14K
Memories (1995)
Genre: Animation, Fantasy, 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, stylized, atmospheric, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: steampunk, anthology, androids and robots, life is a bitch, adventure, space and aliens, heroes, battles, save the world, satellite, ship, politics ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: robot, police, save the day, investigation, society, law enforcement, man versus machine, deadly, fighting crime, fighting the system, infected, weapon system ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, futuristic, atmospheric, bleak, surreal ...
Plot: space travel, androids and robots, apocalypse, imaginary, future dystopia, save the world, society, young heroes, life is a bitch, danger, worldwide chaos, father son relationship ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, battleship, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: serious, bleak, suspenseful, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: danger, battles, rivalry, imaginary, adventure, escapades, space wars, space and aliens, heroes, chaos, robot, fictional war ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, serious, exciting, melancholic, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, astronaut, assassination, fighting the system, adventure, heroic mission, heroes, escapades, political corruption, space and aliens, future dystopia, danger ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, serious, futuristic, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: murder, ghost, man versus machine, a.i., crimes, adventure, chaos, supernatural, woman in danger, race against time, life is a bitch, future dystopia ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Movie in collections
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: realistic, stylized, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Plot: dishonesty, deadly, terrorism, intrigue, danger, state affairs, heroes, mystery, rivalry
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Mobile Suit Gundam II: Soldiers of Sorrow (1981)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 139 min.
Story: After managing to survive attacks by Zeon's Char Aznable and Garma Zabi, the crew of Federation warship White Base and its mobile suits must battle Zeon forces through Asia, Europe, and the Atlantic Ocean if they are to reach Earth ...
Style: exciting, stylized, bleak, serious, futuristic
Audience: teens
Plot: spacecraft, outer space, space station, chaos, society, evil alien, chaos and mayhem, adventure, danger, battle zone, battles, rivalry ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: serious, stylized, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: holy grail, imaginary, master and servant, contests and competitions, supernatural ability, heroes, uninhibited rivalry, escapades, young heroes, rivalry, mortal combat, ambition ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: escapades, battle zone, righting the wronged, chaos, political unrest, space wars, adventure, imaginary, androids and robots, heroic mission, heroes, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.2
 19K
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, stylized, bleak, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: steampunk, robot, megalomaniac, skyscraper, metropolis, world domination, self discovery, danger, kids in trouble, bio weapon, society, urban ...
Time: future, 1930s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Movie in collections
Appleseed Ex Machina (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: As members of ESWAT, the elite forces serving Olympus, Deunan and Briaereos they are deployed everywhere trouble strikes. Olympus finds itself under a stealth attack - cyborg terrorism, deadly nanotech zealots, and rioting citizens are just some of ...
Style: serious, stylized, exciting, suspenseful, futuristic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, cyberpunk, mecha, androids and robots, investigation, utopia, society, bio weapon, battle zone, protector, soldier ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Naruto the Movie: Legend of the Stone of Gelel (2005)
Genre: Animation, 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: stylized, exciting, serious
Plot: rescue, rivalry, friends, good versus evil, danger, supernatural, escapades, adventure, curses spells and rituals, young heroes, imaginary, heroes ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Sword for Truth (1990)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adult, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, History, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Shurannosuke Sakaki is a masterless samurai with a razor-sharp katana and a cold-hearted personality. Whenever you see the mark of two crossed scythes on his back, death is sure to follow. Because of his exceptional swordsmanship, Shurannosuke is ...
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: samurai, uninhibited rivalry, heroes, escapades, danger, curses spells and rituals, heroic mission, adventure, rescue, supernatural, battle zone, battles ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, suspenseful, exciting, surreal ...
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, hacker, artificial intelligence, mind game, androids and robots, cyberspace, chase, policewoman, technology gone awry, mind control, self discovery ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: serious, bleak, rough, futuristic, exciting ...
Plot: prostitute, heroes, crimes, androids and robots, deadly, dishonesty, vengeance, rivalry, starting over, woman in danger, artificial intelligence, girls with guns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: tornado, imaginary, adventure, heroic mission, alchemy, master villain, heroes, danger, nazi, army, ethnic slur, nazis ...
Time: future
Place: munich germany, germany, japan, tokyo, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Deadman Wonderland (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Death is the main attraction in Deadman Wonderland, from the studio that brought you Samurai Champloo and Ergo Proxy. Ganta is the only survivor after a mysterious man in red slaughters a classroom full of teenagers. He’s framed for the carnage, ...
Style: serious, bleak, rough, tense, harsh ...
Plot: young heroes, prison, uncover truth, supernatural, life turned upside down, power of media, future dystopia, contests and competitions, false accusation, massacre, rivalry, merciless ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%