Movies like Dead Leaves

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Dead Leaves (2004)
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Dead Leaves (2004)
Original name: デッド リーブス
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Pandy and Retro awaken naked on Earth with no recollection of their past. They embark on a crime spree in search of food and clothing, but are captured by authorities and sent to the infamous lunar penitentiary named Dead Leaves.
Style: surreal, humorous, futuristic, disturbing, sexy, psychedelic, stylized, atmospheric, adult animation, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, adventure, rescue, future dystopia, surrealism, character study, good versus evil, heroic mission, survival, superhero, escapades, robot, moon, prison life, trippy, cloning, clones, sex, gangsters, cyberpunk, artist, relationships, dark humor, loneliness, violence ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia

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Most similar movies to Dead Leaves

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out stylized, exciting, serious and futuristic films with plots about escapades, heroes, danger, adventure, imaginary, heroic mission and rivalry mostly in Animation, Sci-Fi and Action genres. Some movies like Dead Leaves: Robot Carnival (1987), Memories (1995), Time Masters (1982), Burst Angel (2004), The Prophecy (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Robot Carnival (1987)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An anthology of various tales told in various styles with robots being the one common element among them.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, surreal, exciting, mecha ...
Audience: teens
Plot: androids, androids and robots, giant robots, character study, multiple storylines, crime gone awry, man versus machine, escapades, robot as menace, a.i., killer robot, piloted giant robot ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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 7.5
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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, futuristic, enigmatic, exciting, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: outer space, space travel, distopia, steampunk, memories, adventure, war, violent, escapades, chaos, life is a bitch, cyberpunk ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.3
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Time Masters (1982)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: France, Switzerland, West Germany, UK, Hungary
Duration: 78 min.
Story: On planet Perdide, an attack of giant hornets leaves Piel – a young boy – alone in a wrecked car with his dying father. A mayday message reaches their friend Jaffar, an adventurer travelling through space. On board Jaffar’s shuttle are the ...
Style: stylized, surreal, adult animation, atmospheric, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: time travel, evil alien, rescue, child in peril, adventure, survival, trippy, space travel, space opera, greed, art, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
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Burst Angel (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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Story: Burst Angel is a Japanese animated television series directed by Koichi Ohata, from a screenplay by Fumihiko Shimo. It was produced by the Gonzo animation studio. Burst Angel takes place in the near future, after a rise in criminal activity forced ...
Style: semi serious, stylized, futuristic, humorous, suspenseful
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: adventure, heroic mission, superhero, good versus evil, escapades, fighting crime, chaos and mayhem, future dystopia, time travel, chaos, chef, androids and robots ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Prophecy (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 80 min.
Story: In a Japanese city haunted by nature spirits and demons, a secret war is raging between the renegade demon Eko and a spectral warrior known as the Karas. Eko has mechanized himself and his followers to defend against the unearthly fury of the Karas; ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, stylized, exciting
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, heroic mission, good versus evil, adventure, supernatural ability, supernatural, escapades, rivalry, master villain, battles, chaos, apocalypse ...
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, europe, prague ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Genre: Animation, Adventure, Music, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 68 min.
Story: A sci-fi anime House-musical movie collaboration between Daft Punk--and their music--and designer Leiji Matsumoto. During the recording of their DISCOVERY album and using the themes of sci-fi celebrity, decadence and space travel, Daft Punk--with ...
Style: atmospheric, lyrical, exciting, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music, space and aliens, self discovery, music business, space travel, rising to stardom, musician's life, adventure, rescue, lifestyle, dishonesty, music band ...
Time: 70s
Place: tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Inuyasha and his brother, Sesshomaru, each inherited a sword from their father after his death. However, their father had a third sword, named Sounga, that he sealed away. Seven hundreds years after his death, Sounga awakens and threatens ...
Style: semi serious, stylized, humorous, exciting
Audience: pre-teens, kids
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Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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
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Time: future, 21st century, 2030s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: atmospheric, psychological, surreal, futuristic, stylized ...
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Time: future
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Escaflowne: The Movie (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: atmospheric, stylized, intense, serious, sexy ...
Audience: teens
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Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
InuYasha the Movie 2: The Castle Beyond the Looking Glass (2002)
Genre: Action, Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: With their most formidable foe vanquished, Inuyasha and his comrades begin returning to their everyday lives. But their peace is fleeting as another adversary emerges: Kaguya, the self-proclaimed princess from the Moon of Legend, hatches a plot to ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, stylized, mystical
Audience: pre-teens, kids
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Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: South Korea
Duration: 90 min.
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Time: future
Place: south korea, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 126 min.
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Audience: family outing, teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.9
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Duration: 629 min.
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Style: serious, captivating, suspense, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Country: Japan
Duration: 72 min.
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Audience: kids, teens, pre-teens
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Time: future
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
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Story: A Tree of Palme is an interpretation of the Pinocchio tale. It concerns a small puppet, Palme, who was tasked by his creator to look over his ailing wife, Xian. After her passing, Palme is visited by a mysterious woman who he mistakenly believes to ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 93 min.
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Style: exciting, stylized, humorous, absurd, semi serious ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens
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Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Audience: boys' night, teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Duration: 101 min.
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Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Duration: 75 min.
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Style: exciting, stylized, humorous, semi serious, suspenseful
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Duration: 83 min.
Story: When the Punisher takes out a black-market weapons dealer, he stumbles upon a far-reaching terrorist plot devised by a group known as Leviathan.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
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Style: saga, feel good, not serious, stylized, parody ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Naruto: Legend of the Stone of Gelel (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: exciting, serious, stylized, entertaining, captivating
Audience: teens
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Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 14K
Tekkonkinkreet (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When mysterious foreign entrepreneurs appear with the intention of tearing down Treasure Town and replacing it with an amusement park, Black and White face their greatest adversaries yet. It is up to the destructive Black to save the fate of the ...
Style: stylized, exciting, disturbing, enigmatic, lyrical ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Desert Punk (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 580 min.
TV show
Story: In the future, Japan is a wasteland. In the Great Kanto Desert, scattered humans eke out a living in the hot sand. Among them, a short-statured man they call "Sunabozu" makes a living as a bounty hunter. Like a demon of the sand, he seems ...
Style: serious, exciting, humorous, stylized, futuristic
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Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Project A-Ko (1986)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Earth. The not too distant future. A city is miraculously reborn just sixteen years after being completely destroyed by a giant meteor. At the prestigious Graviton High School for Girls, two new students are introduced. A-ko and her ditzy sidekick, ...
Style: semi serious, futuristic, humorous, mecha, parody ...
Audience: teens
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