Movies and TV shows like FLCL

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FLCL (2000)
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FLCL (2000)
Original name: フリクリ
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 151 min.
Story: In this 6-part mini-series, a 12-year old boy named Naota one day meets a strange woman, riding a Vespa and wielding a big guitar. As soon as she appears, mysterious things start happening.
Style: stylized, humorous, psychedelic, semi serious, exciting, offbeat, mind bending, surreal, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, imaginary, alien, parody, boy, guitar, robot, bass, high school life, baseball, stranger, giant robots, androids and robots, high school, tomboy, innuendo, friendship, parents and children, society, youth, family relations, space and aliens, network, cowboy, monster ...
Place: japan, tokyo

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Most similar movies to FLCL

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, exciting, semi serious and stylized films and TV series with plots about imaginary, rivalry, escapades, danger, high school, heroes and youth mostly in Animation, Action and Drama genres. Some movies like FLCL: Sym-Bionic Titan (2010), Vandread: The Second Stage (2000), Silver Soul (2005), Blood Lad (2013), Star vs. the Forces of Evil (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Yuta has a problem. As one of the thousands of Japanese students afflicted with "chunibyo," a state where they're so desperate to stand out that they've literally convinced themselves that they have secret knowledge and hidden ...
Style: exciting, stylized, semi serious, humorous, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: romance, supernatural ability, teenage life, school, imaginary, slice of life, youth, supernatural, teenage love, high school life, coming of age, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth (1997)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Mystery, 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, stylized, futuristic, serious, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: evil alien, androids and robots, giant robot, surrealism, high school, apocalypse, mecha, master villain, save the world, adventure, future dystopia, heroic mission ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
Sym-Bionic Titan (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Story: Sym-Bionic Titan is an American animated action science fiction television series created by Genndy Tartakovsky, Paul Rudish, and Bryan Andrews for Cartoon Network. The series focuses on a trio made up of the alien princess Ilana, the rebellious ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, stylized, exciting
Audience: kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: alien, robot, high school, princess, adventure, androids and robots, young heroes, high school life, escapades, imaginary, space and aliens, benign alien ...
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
Vandread: The Second Stage (2000)
Genre: Action, Animation, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Story: Vandread is a Japanese anime series directed by Takeshi Mori and created by Gonzo and Media Factory animation studios. The series is composed of two seasons, each composed of thirteen episodes of twenty-five minutes. The first series is summarized ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, stylized
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: factory, androids and robots, pirate, master villain, adventure, future dystopia, heroic mission, space travel, space wars, escapades, heroes, imaginary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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 8.6
 4K
Silver Soul (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Story: The Amanto, aliens from outer space, have invaded Earth and taken over feudal Japan. As a result, a prohibition on swords has been established, and the samurai of Japan are treated with disregard as a consequence. However one man, Gintoki Sakata, ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, absurd, entertaining ...
Plot: samurai, parody, adventure, resistance, rebelliousness, imaginary, rebellion, financial problem, alien invasion, heroes, fight scenes, law enforcement ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 7.3
 1K
Blood Lad (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Story: Staz is a vampire from the surreal "Demon World", and Fuyumi, an ordinary girl, accidentally wanders into the Demon World through a portal. Subsequently after meeting each other, Fuyumi is killed by a carnivorous plant and turned into a ...
Style: humorous, exciting, stylized, entertaining, satirical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, vampire, supernatural, imaginary, curses spells and rituals, danger, battles, friendship, king, love and romance, demon, fantasy world
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (1997)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 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, stylized, atmospheric, futuristic, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: insanity, violence, philosophy, mecha, space wars, youth, a.i., apocalypse, androids and robots, body horror, save the world, heroic mission ...
Time: 21st century, future, 2010s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Star vs. the Forces of Evil (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada, Philippines, UK, South Korea, France
Duration: 23 min.
Story: Intergalactic warrior Star Butterfly arrives on Earth to live with the Diaz family. She continues to battle villains throughout the universe and high school, mainly to protect her extremely powerful wand, an object that still confuses her.
Style: humorous, sincere, exciting, captivating, semi serious
Audience: kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, imaginary, princess, teenage life, youth, teenage girl, good versus evil, escapades, high school life, magic, high school, family ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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Mahoromatic: Automatic Maiden (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Story: Suguru lives on his own, just the way he chooses (and that doesn't include sharpening his housekeeping skills). Enter Mahoro, an attractive 19-year-old woman who becomes Suguru's maid. She sweeps, dusts, folds and fluffs -- and claims to ...
Style: semi serious, humorous
Plot: high school, a.i., androids and robots, imaginary, master and servant, culture clash, high school life, society, creator, maid
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Sakura Dormitory is a dorm of the high school affiliated with Suimei University of the Arts (often shortened as Suiko), which hosts the strangest, most trouble-making students. After being kicked out of the normal dorm for keeping a stray cat, ...
Style: humorous, touching, light, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, dormitory, friendship, love triangle, high school life, coming of age, social relations, everyday life, school life, love, slice of life, cat ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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 1K
Beelzebub (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Story: Ishiyama High is a school populated entirely by delinquents, where nonstop violence and lawlessness are the norm. However, there is one universally acknowledged rule—don't cross first year student Tatsumi Oga, Ishiyama's most vicious ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, offbeat
Plot: babies and infants, school, juvenile delinquency, master and servant, beach, vengeance, lake or river, curses spells and rituals, danger, imaginary, rivalry, society ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
The Irregular at Magic High School (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 22 min.
Story: In a world where magic is not a fairy tale but has existed for one hundred years siblings Tatsuya and Miyuki Shiba prepare to begin their studies at the elite Private Magic University Affiliated High School (Magic High School for short). Entering on ...
Style: serious, stylized, semi serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school life, supernatural ability, teenage life, siblings relations, social relations, imaginary, youth, family relations, romance, leader, high school, wizards and magicians ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Aria the Scarlet Ammo (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: In response to the worsening crime rate, Japan creates Tokyo Butei High, an elite academy where "Butei" or armed detectives hone their deadly skills in hopes of becoming mercenary-like agents of justice. One particular Butei is Kinji ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, captivating, romantic
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, high school, master warrior, imaginary, youth, master villain, rescue, escapades, heroes, rivalry, teachers and students, track down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
The Devil Is a Part-Timer! (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Story: Foiled by a hero when he’s inches away from conquering the world, the devil finds himself in modern-day Tokyo. With no real-world skills to speak of, the devil is forced to make ends meet flipping burgers at a fast food joint! To stall any further ...
Style: humorous, exciting, offbeat, light, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parallel world, imaginary, rivalry, anti heroes, danger, fish out of water, workplace, demon, disorder, workplace situations, hopes, fast food ...
Place: tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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Go Dannar (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Godannar is an anime series created and directed by Yasuchika Nagaoka. The first season aired in Japan from October 1 to December 24, 2003 on AT-X. A second season later aired from April 5 to June 29, 2004. Both seasons were licensed by ADV Films ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, emotional, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: androids and robots, evil alien, alien encounter, danger, escapades, heroes, imaginary, space and aliens, battles, fall in love, love and romance, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Patlabor: The Mobile Police (1989)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Patlabor: The TV Series is an anime television series, created by Headgear, animated by Sunrise, and based on the Patlabor anime franchise. With success of the first movie, Patlabor became one of the first OVAs to be ported to TV. Originally ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, semi serious, humorous, stylized
Plot: robot, androids and robots, martial arts, fighting crime, mecha, urban, crimes, imaginary, law enforcement, escapades, super vehicle, giant robot ...
Time: future
Place: asia, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Edward and Alphonse Elric's reckless disregard for alchemy's fun­damental laws ripped half of Ed's limbs from his body and left Al's soul clinging to a cold suit of armor. To restore what was lost, the brothers scour a war-torn ...
Style: exciting, stylized, humorous, absurd, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: imaginary, curses spells and rituals, siblings relations, alchemy, rivalry, supernatural, evil, rivals, heroes, adventure, danger, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, futuristic, serious, exciting, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: anthology, androids and robots, a.i., secret lover, amusement park, giant robot, scientist, robot as menace, man versus machine, escapades, heroes, imaginary ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (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: atmospheric, stylized, futuristic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mecha, man versus machine, future dystopia, heroic mission, danger, adventure, heroes, imaginary, rivalry, evil alien, apocalypse, technology gone awry ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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K-On! (2009)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Rock n' Roll may never die, but the Sakuragoaka Girl's High School Light Music Club might not be here to stay unless would-be drummer Ritsu Tainaka can find three more members to replace the graduated seniors. Determined to see that the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music band, music, high school, coming of age, band, school, slice of life, high school life, student life, teenage life, youth, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 7.4
 1K
RahXephon (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: In a world where time passes at a crawl and the blood of your neighbor runs blue, 17 year old high school student Ayato Kamina goes about his daily life within Tokyo Jupiter oblivious to the world around him, having been educated with the fact that ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, stylized
Plot: space wars, evil alien, a.i., androids and robots, mecha, military, benign alien, man versus machine, high school, save the world, survival, alien encounter ...
Place: asia, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Fullmetal Alchemist (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Edward and Alphonse Elric are two brothers gifted with the ability of alchemy, the science of taking one thing and changing it into another. However, alchemy works on the theory of Equivalent Exchange -- for something to be created, something else ...
Style: exciting, serious, emotional, stylized
Audience: teens
Plot: siblings relations, magical, youth, young heroes, military, alchemy, heroes, imaginary, imaginary kingdom, coming of age, physical appearance, politics ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (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, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: androids and robots, space travel, chaos, angel, pilot, a.i., adventure, parent child relationship, man versus machine, save the world, alien encounter, future dystopia ...
Time: near future
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 261
Angelic Layer (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: 12-year-old Misaki Suzuhara has just gotten involved in Angelic Layer, a battling game using electronic dolls called angels. Even as a newbie, Misaki shows advanced skills as she meets new friends and enters Angelic Layer tournaments to fight the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, exciting, fairy tale
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: martial arts, friendship, androids and robots, adventure, master villain, small town, urban, young heroes, man versus machine, save the world, parallel world, heroes ...
Place: japan, tokyo, kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.2
 38K
Bleach (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: The show revolves around Ichigo Kurosaki, a good-hearted 15-year-old high school student who carries the undesired ability to see spirits. Others in his family (two sisters and his father) carry this ability to some extent as well. One evening, he ...
Style: exciting, comic, humorous, serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: martial arts, supernatural ability, adventure, heroic mission, danger, imaginary, evil force, monster, teenage life, death, heroes, ghost ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.1
 2K
Kid vs. Kat (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Kid vs. Kat is a Canadian-American animated television series developed and produced at Studio B Productions. The show was created and co-directed by Rob Boutilier. The series is distributed by Studio B Productions. The feature revolves around a ...
Style: not serious, humorous, offbeat, exciting
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: rivalry, pets, uninhibited rivalry, alien, cartoon cat, imaginary, family, space and aliens, youth, disorder, androids and robots, mischievous children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.1
 3K
Sonic X (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Sonic X is an anime series based on the Sonic the Hedgehog video game series. It was created by Sonic Team and produced in Japan by TMS Entertainment. It aired on TV Tokyo from April 6, 2003 to March 28, 2004 and on Kids Station from 2004 to 2005. ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: good versus evil, danger, adventure, heroes, imaginary, superhero, friendship, friends, master villain, chases and races, escapades, alternate world ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Those Obnoxious Aliens (1981)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
Story: The series begins when aliens from the planet Oniboshi invade Earth. They agree to leave only if Earth's champion can defeat the Oni champion in a game of tag within a ten-day time limit. Earth's champion, randomly selected by the aliens, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, atmospheric, feel good, offbeat
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: high school, benign alien, odd couple, contests and competitions, interracial relations, alien encounter, imaginary, space and aliens, youth, disorder, save the world, high school life ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan, Canada
Duration: 30 min.
Story: As Pacworlders excitedly decorate for Berry Day, Pac is saddened about missing his parents as he receives a picture ornament of them from his Aunt Spheria. The teens reminisce of their childhood Berry Day as they enjoy Christmas eggnog. Since ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, exciting, christmas special
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: high school, ghost, superhuman powers, supernatural ability, family, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, youth, social relations, supernatural, friends, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 7.6
 1K
Excel Saga (1999)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Excel works for Across: an organization bent on world domination to create a better society. She ain't exactly great at her job but she definitely tries hard. And with her new partner from outer space she ain't giving up. Meanwhile 3 ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, not serious, offbeat, stylized
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world domination, workplace situations, ambition, imaginary, parody, disorder, space and aliens, workplace, benign alien, government agency, alien encounter, save the planet ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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