Movies like Escaflowne: The Movie

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Escaflowne: The Movie (2000)
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Escaflowne: The Movie (2000)
Original name: エスカフローネ
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Gaea is a mythical realm ruled by sword and sorcery and immersed in blood and violence. Thrust into a conflict she doesn't quite understand, Hitomi Kanzaki helps aid the young Prince Van as they embark upon a journey to fight the Black Dragon Clan. The battle over a legendary suit of dragon armor, Escaflowne, has begun.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, serious, mecha, intense, dark, weird, complex, visually appealing, interesting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, unrequited love, tragic hero, supernatural, supernatural ability, adventure, teenage life, danger, heroic mission, escapades, future dystopia, rivalry, dragon, super villain, depression, dark hero, wings, teen angst, tragic villain, secrets, fantasy world, androids and robots, heroes, imaginary kingdom, society ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo

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Most similar movies to Escaflowne: The Movie

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out stylized, exciting, serious and melancholic films with plots about escapades, heroes, rivalry, imaginary, adventure, danger and good versus evil mostly in Animation, Action and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Escaflowne: The Movie: Escaflowne (1996), Tekkonkinkreet (2006), The Prophecy (2005), Steamboy (2004), X (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Escaflowne (1996)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Vision of Escaflowne is a 26-episode Japanese anime television series produced by Sunrise Studios and directed by Kazuki Akane. It premiered in Japan on April 2, 1996 on TV Tokyo, with the final episode airing on September 24, 1996. Sony's ...
Style: epic, touching, exciting, semi serious, shoujo ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: good versus evil, young heroes, supernatural ability, imaginary, adventure, initially antagonists, dragon, mysterious planet, foreknowledge, disorder, cards, knight ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: japan
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Tekkonkinkreet (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Crime, 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, enigmatic, colourful, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, friends, adventure, orphan, danger, crimes, flying, heroic mission, mischievous children, heroes, save the day, escapades ...
Place: japan, tokyo
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100%
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth (1997)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
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, mecha, stylized, futuristic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: evil alien, androids and robots, giant robot, surrealism, catastrophe, apocalypse, future dystopia, parents and children, teenage life, high school life, destiny, self discovery ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo
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100%
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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, stylized, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, vampire, heroic mission, adventure, good versus evil, apocalypse, battles, chaos, danger, rivalry, supernatural, supernatural ability ...
Place: japan, europe, asia, tokyo, czech republic ...
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56%
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Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Under constant attack by monstrous creatures called Angels that seek to eradicate humankind, U.N. Special Agency NERV introduces two new EVA pilots to help defend the city of Tokyo-3: the mysterious Makinami Mari Illustrous and the intense Asuka ...
Style: mecha, atmospheric, exciting, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: giant robots, post apocalypse, apocalypse, giant, good versus evil, imaginary, danger, man versus machine, escapades, evil alien, adventure, heroes ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After the Second Impact, Tokyo-3 is being attacked by giant creatures called Angels that seek to eradicate humankind. The child Shinji's objective is to fight the Angels by piloting one of the mysterious Evangelion mecha units. A remake of the ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, exciting, serious, saga ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, space travel, chaos, angel, battles, pilot, save the world, adventure, supernatural, future dystopia, danger, heroes ...
Time: near future
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
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53%
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Steamboy (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 126 min.
Story: After receiving a package from his Grandfather, Rei, a young inventor living in England during the mid-19th century, has his life thrown into disarray. The package contains a "Steam Ball", a device of incredible power, and a letter asking ...
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, atmospheric, epic ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: steampunk, adventure, inventor, deadly weapon, technology gone awry, heroic mission, rescue, inventions and discoveries, rivalry, danger, master villain, chases and races ...
Time: 19th century, future, 1860s
Place: england, london, manchester, united kingdom, manchester england ...
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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, heroic mission, adventure, imaginary, nazi, curses spells and rituals, danger, master villain, heroes, tornado, ethnic slur, army ...
Time: future
Place: munich germany, germany, japan, tokyo, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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InuYasha the Movie 3: Swords of an Honorable Ruler (2003)
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: exciting, semi serious, stylized, humorous
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: good versus evil, heroic mission, young heroes, adventure, youth, supernatural, danger, master warrior, escapades, imaginary, curses spells and rituals, supernatural ability ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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X (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Kamui Shirou and Fuuma Monou have been best friends ever since they were kids. Fate, however, separates them when Fuuma's mother died under a mysterious circumstances. Fast forward, 6 years later, a 16 year old Kamui has now returned to Tokyo ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, futuristic, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: angel, chosen one, childhood sweetheart, adventure, heroic mission, heroes, rivalry, supernatural, save the world, destiny, prophecy, escapades ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Movie - Pyramid of Light (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After the conclusion of the Battle City Tournament, deep below the sands of Egypt, an ancient evil has awakened. Anubis, who was defeated centuries ago by Yugi’s mysterious alter ego – the ancient Pharaoh – has returned for revenge. Wielding ...
Style: humorous, stylized, semi serious, intense, idiotic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: good versus evil, battles, friendship, save the world, monster, imaginary, fight, adventure, teenage life, heroic mission, secret identity, young heroes ...
Time: future
Place: egypt, japan, asia, middle east, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, serious, stylized
Plot: ninja, master warrior, young heroes, rescue, heroes, supernatural, heroic mission, danger, good versus evil, adventure, rivalry, imaginary ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: suspenseful, futuristic, stylized, exciting, serious
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: danger, supernatural ability, good versus evil, adventure, save the world, heroes, ninja, master warrior, imaginary, young lovers, heroic mission, master villain ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: One peaceful day on Earth, two remnants of Frieza's army named Sorbet and Tagoma arrive searching for the Dragon Balls with the aim of reviving Frieza. They succeed, and Frieza subsequently seeks revenge on the Saiyans.
Style: exciting, stylized, humorous, semi serious, absurd ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, danger, rivalry, adventure, supernatural ability, supernatural, master warrior, heroes, escapades, good versus evil, imaginary ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 ...
Plot: androids and robots, space travel, imaginary, save the world, future dystopia, escapades, danger, life is a bitch, young heroes, society, worldwide chaos, apocalypse ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Dragon Ball Z: The History of Trunks (1993)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 47 min.
Story: It has been thirteen years since the Androids began their killing rampage and Son Gohan is the only person fighting back. He takes Bulma's son Trunks as a student and even gives his own life to save Trunks's. Now Trunks must figure out a ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, exciting, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: time travel, martial arts, battles, genocide, alternate timeline, androids, dragon, superhero, good versus evil, distopia, teacher student relationship, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Kaena: The Prophecy (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Compelled by a mysterious force, Kaena, a rebellious, high-spirited teenage girl will defy the High Priest and her people's ancestral beliefs to take the perilous journey through the Axis and discover what dark secrets lie beyond the clouds.
Style: stylized, futuristic, atmospheric, light, colourful ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: cloud, future dystopia, rescue, village, adventure, space travel, supernatural, save the world, good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, supernatural ability, imaginary ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Noein (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Noein: To Your Other Self, also known simply as Noein, is a science fiction anime television series directed by Kazuki Akane and Kenji Yasuda and produced by Satelight. The series has 24 episodes which comprise a complete storyline. The English ...
Style: stylized, serious, exciting, captivating
Plot: adventure, heroic mission, good versus evil, save the world, escapades, danger, time travel, imaginary, heroes, artifact, master warrior, battles ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Bleach: Memories of Nobody (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In Karakura Town, unidentifiable spirits begin appearing en mases. While attempting to deal with these strange souls, Ichigo Kurosaki and Rukia Kuchiki meet Senna, a mysterious shinigami who wipes out most of them. Senna refuses to answer any ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, atmospheric, serious, scary ...
Plot: escapades, danger, adventure, vengeance, ghost, mystery, supernatural, samurai, rivalry, supernatural ability, kidnapping, heroes ...
Place: japan, asia
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47%
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, suspenseful, serious, stylized
Plot: friendship, rivalry, good versus evil, escapades, space travel, adventure, danger, hopes, moral ambiguity, kindness, society, battles ...
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47%
Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (1997)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The second of two theatrically released follow-ups to the Neon Genesis Evangelion series. Comprising of two alternate episodes which were first intended to take the place of episodes 25 and 26, this finale answers many of the questions surrounding ...
Style: psychological, mecha, futuristic, twist ending, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: philosophy, insanity, loneliness, evil alien, youth, apocalypse, space wars, end of the world, catastrophe, rebirth, save the world, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, future, 2010s
Place: tokyo, japan
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46%
InuYasha: The Final Act (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: InuYasha's story draws to a close but not before finding Naraku and the Sacred Jewel, and facing new enemies and new dangers.
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, atmospheric
Audience: teens
Plot: heroic mission, adventure, supernatural, heroes, master villain, battles, ghost, imaginary, danger, master warrior, uninhibited rivalry, young heroes ...
Place: japan
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46%
Appleseed Alpha (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Based on the comic book by the creator of Ghost in the Shell, a young female soldier Deunan and her cyborg partner Briareos survive through the post World War 3 apocalyptic New York in search of human's future hope, the legendary city of ...
Style: mecha, exciting, serious, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
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Time: future, 80s
Place: new york, japan, tokyo
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46%
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Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The events of Battle of Gods take place some years after the battle with Majin Buu, which determined the fate of the entire universe. After awakening from a long slumber, Beerus, the God of Destruction is visited by Whis, his attendant and learns ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, melancholic, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dragon, martial arts, supernatural ability, adventure, imaginary, battles, heroes, supernatural, danger, master villain, master warrior, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Fate/stay night (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Shirou Emiya lost his parents in a fire when he was young and was later adopted by the sorcerer Kiritsugu Emiya. Shirou is drawn into the Holy Grail War summons a female "Servant" known as Saber to protect him and obtain the Holy Grail.
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, healing power, wizards and magicians, supernatural, adventure, romance, rivalry, imaginary, danger, escapades, youth, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
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46%
Green Lantern: Emerald Knights (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: As the home planet of the Green Lantern Corps faces a battle with an ancient enemy, Hal Jordan prepares new recruit Arisia for the coming conflict by relating stories of the first Green Lantern and several of Hal's comrades.
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, harsh, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: superhero, heroic mission, adventure, good versus evil, save the world, supernatural ability, supernatural, chosen one, escapades, rivalry, recruit, imaginary ...
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Strait Jacket (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 77 min.
Story: It is the world where magic and science coexist. Rayotte Steinberg, a lone wolf "tactical sorcerist", fights against monsters. They used to be human beings, but they had overused forbidden power, "magic", to turn into monsters. ...
Style: exciting, atmospheric, captivating, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, danger, escapades, wizards and magicians, plague, curses spells and rituals, imaginary, rivalry, supernatural, chaos, battles, crimes ...
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46%
Hellboy Animated: Sword of Storms (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A folklore professor becomes unwittingly possessed by the ancient Japanese demons of Thunder and Lightning. But when The Bureau of Paranormal Research & Defense dispatches a team of agents to investigate, a cursed samurai sword sends Hellboy ...
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, adult animation
Audience: kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: superhero, adventure, heroic mission, samurai, rivalry, intrigue, master villain, supernatural ability, good versus evil, escapades, supernatural, danger ...
Place: japan
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46%
Tales from Earthsea (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Something bizarre has come over the land. The kingdom is deteriorating. People are beginning to act strange... What's even more strange is that people are beginning to see dragons, which shouldn't enter the world of humans. Due to all ...
Style: exciting, touching, serious, light, offbeat
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dragon, adventure, good versus evil, wizards and magicians, young heroes, heroes, curses spells and rituals, imaginary kingdom, magic, master villain, supernatural ability, supernatural ...
Place: europe, macedonia
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45%
The Sky Crawlers (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Youngsters called Kildren, who are destined to live eternally in their adolescence. The Kildren are conscious that every day could be the last, because they fight a war as entertainment, organized and operated by adults. But as they embrace the ...
Style: exciting, captivating, entertaining, suspense, stylized ...
Plot: alternate reality, battles, rivalry, danger, military, adventure, society, supernatural, haunted by the past, eternal youth, airplane, destiny ...
Place: japan, asia
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45%