Movies and TV shows like FLCL

If you like "FLCL" you are looking for stylized, psychedelic and semi serious movies or TV shows about / with imaginary, coming of age, stranger, tomboy, monster, youth and friendship themes of Animation, Action and Comedy genre shot in Japan.
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FLCL (2000)
 8.2
 16K
FLCL (2000)
Original name: フリクリ
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 151 min.
TV show
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, psychedelic, semi serious, atmospheric, parody, exciting, humorous, offbeat, mind bending, mecha ...
Audience: teens
Plot: imaginary, coming of age, stranger, tomboy, monster, youth, friendship, alien, robot, baseball, guitar, scooter, bass, space and aliens, high school life, psychedelia, cowboy, sport, androids and robots, family relations, parents and children, society, network, high school, innuendo ...
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, escapades, youth, heroes, danger, rivalry and friendship mostly in Animation, Action and Comedy genres. Some movies like FLCL: Beelzebub (2011), Vandread: The Second Stage (2000), Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal (2011), Sym-Bionic Titan (2010), Silver Soul (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Beelzebub (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
TV show
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: exciting, humorous, semi serious, offbeat, psychotronic
Plot: demon, supernatural, danger, youth, school, master and servant, fight, nanny, parenting, imaginary, rivalry, vengeance ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Vandread: The Second Stage (2000)
Genre: Action, Animation, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
TV show
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: exciting, semi serious, stylized, humorous, mecha ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: space wars, adventure, battle of the sexes, heroic mission, pirate, space travel, imaginary, danger, rivalry, future dystopia, escapades, battles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal is a Japanese manga and anime series and the third main spin-off series of the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise. The manga began serialization in Shueisha's V-Jump magazine from December 2010 and is licensed in North America by Viz Media. ...
Style: exciting, humorous, captivating, entertaining, tense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: contests and competitions, adventure, good versus evil, memory loss, supernatural, danger, rivalry, youth, escapades, human host, young heroes, friendship ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Sym-Bionic Titan (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
TV show
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: humorous, stylized, semi serious, exciting, offbeat
Audience: kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: robot, high school, alien, battles, good versus evil, space and aliens, dishonesty, benign alien, imaginary, adventure, master villain, androids and robots ...
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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, humorous, touching, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, teenage love, youth, romance, school, supernatural ability, social relations, high school life, coming of age, slice of life, imaginary, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.6
 7K
Silver Soul (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
TV show
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, parody, absurd ...
Plot: samurai, adventure, resistance, rebellion, imaginary, rebelliousness, heroes, evil alien, financial problem, fight scenes, space and aliens, law enforcement ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, surrealism, giant robot, catastrophe, apocalypse, future dystopia, parents and children, teenage life, high school life, destiny, self discovery ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Star vs. the Forces of Evil (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain, UK, Mexico, Japan
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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: exciting, sincere, captivating, semi serious, humorous
Audience: kids, pre-teens
Plot: princess, adventure, good versus evil, teenage life, family relations, youth, friendship, imaginary, rivalry, disorder, teenage girl, high school ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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2693
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1098
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231
 7.2
 2K
RahXephon (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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: stylized, atmospheric, serious, mecha, psychological
Plot: save the world, teenage life, heroic mission, survival, life is a bitch, danger, youth, rivalry, society, man versus machine, a.i., future dystopia ...
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Bakugan Battle Brawlers (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, South Korea, Japan
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Bakugan Battle Brawlers is a Japanese action adventure anime television series produced by TMS Entertainment and Japan Vistec under the direction of Mitsuo Hashimoto. The story centers on the lives of creatures called Bakugan and the battle brawlers ...
Style: exciting, entertaining, semi serious, stylized, humorous
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: adventure, young heroes, youth, heroes, battles, good versus evil, imaginary, rivalry, friendship, friends, danger, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.1
 2K
Blood Lad (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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: exciting, humorous, surreal, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, supernatural, ghost, demon, imaginary, curses spells and rituals, danger, battles, king, love and romance, friendship, magic ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Those Obnoxious Aliens (1981)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
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: offbeat, humorous, feel good, atmospheric, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: high school, farce, alien, save the world, benign alien, imaginary, contests and competitions, youth, odd couple, love and romance, space and aliens, disorder ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.8
 50
Go Dannar (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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: exciting, semi serious, futuristic, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: heroes, alien encounter, battles, space and aliens, imaginary, love and romance, danger, evil alien, escapades, fall in love, androids and robots, husband wife relationship ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 8.0
 4K
Monogatari (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: The Monogatari Series revolves around on Koyomi Araragi, a third-year high school student who survived a vampire attack, and finds himself helping some girls involved with all kinds of apparitions, deities, ghosts, mythological beasts, and spirits.
Style: humorous, semi serious, atmospheric, captivating, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: young heroes, imaginary, ghost, teenage life, vampire, classmate, teenage love, high school life, love and romance, romance, classmates, cure ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.8
 120K
One-Punch Man (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Saitama is a hero who only became a hero for fun. After three years of “special” training, though, he’s become so strong that he’s practically invincible. In fact, he’s too strong—even his mightiest opponents are taken out with a single ...
Style: entertaining, captivating, humorous, absurd, parody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: monster, super strength, supernatural, superhero, martial arts, absurd humor, cyborgs, karate, fight, violence, fantasy world, bald ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Dragon Ball Z Kai (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Rejoin Goku and his friends in a series of cosmic battles! Toei has redubbed, recut, and cleaned up the animation of the original 1989 animated series. The show's story arc has been refined to better follow the comic book series on which it is ...
Style: stylized, humorous, exciting, semi serious
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: villain, master warrior, martial arts, superhero, adventure, good versus evil, heroic mission, friendship, imaginary, space and aliens, superhuman powers, danger ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, violence, youth, apocalypse, rebirth, space wars, end of the world, catastrophe, a.i. ...
Time: 21st century, future, 2010s
Place: tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Prince of Tennis (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Prince of Tennis follows the story of a 12 year old boy Ryoma Echizen who won four consecutive titles in the American Junior Tennis tournaments. He's an amazing tennis player and is considered a prodigy. He moved from America to Japan and ...
Style: stylized, humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tennis, contests and competitions, teenage life, friendship, ambition, athlete's life, prodigy, lifestyle, youth, sport, high school, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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: anthology, stylized, exciting, futuristic, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: androids and robots, androids, giant robots, giant robot, man versus machine, escapades, a.i., imaginary, killer robot, robot as menace, piloted giant robot, amusement park ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Bravest Warriors (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 5 min.
TV show
Story: In the year 3085, Chris, Beth, Wallow and Danny, four teenage heroes-for-hire, warp through the universe to save adorable aliens and their worlds using the power of their emotions.
Style: futuristic, humorous, surreal, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: outer space, alien, time travel, mars, surrealism, adventure, space travel, partners, escapades, imaginary, youth, universe ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan, Canada, France
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: humorous, exciting, semi serious, captivating, christmas special
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: ghost, supernatural, supernatural ability, imaginary, family, youth, superhuman powers, friends, disorder, social relations, high school, computer animation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Dream Eater Merry (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Dream Eater Merry is a Japanese action fantasy manga series written and illustrated by Ushiki Yoshitaka. The series is serialized in Houbunsha's seinen manga magazine Manga Time Kirara Forward. The manga was adapted into an anime television ...
Style: exciting, humorous, emotional, seinen, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, parallel world, youth, high school life, imaginary, human host, life turned upside down, heroes, a vision, nightmare comes true, demon, good versus evil ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Patlabor: The Mobile Police (1989)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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, mecha, exciting, humorous, stylized ...
Plot: urban, martial arts, robot, androids and robots, crimes, imaginary, law enforcement, fighting crime, escapades, nudity (full frontal - brief), swat team, super vehicle ...
Time: future
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny is an anime television series, acting as a sequel of Mobile Suit Gundam SEED by Sunrise. It retains most of the staff from Gundam SEED, including Director Mitsuo Fukuda. Set two years after the original Mobile Suit ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, exciting, serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, genetic engineering, chaos, space and aliens, space wars, battles, imaginary, adventure, a.i., political unrest, terrorism, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 8.7
 70K
Dragon Ball Z (1989)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Dragon Ball Z is a Japanese animated television series produced by Toei Animation. Dragon Ball Z is the sequel to the Dragon Ball anime and adapts the last 26 volumes of the original 42 volume Dragon Ball manga series created by Akira Toriyama The ...
Style: serious, humorous, semi serious, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: dragon, friendship, martial arts, alien encounter, magical, alien, good versus evil, heroes, save the world, transformation, sacrifice, space and aliens ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.9
 3K
Doraemon (1979)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Doraemon is an anime TV series created by Fujiko F. Fujio and based on the manga series of the same name. This anime is the much more successful successor of the 1973 anime.
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, 2d animation
Audience: kids
Plot: time travel, school, friendship, imaginary, changing the past or future, androids and robots, pets, school life, baseball team, time machine, children, robot ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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, serious, absurd, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: alchemy, imaginary, siblings relations, curses spells and rituals, escapades, evil, rivals, rivalry, heroes, supernatural, brother brother relationship, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Aria the Scarlet Ammo (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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, rescue, rivalry, heroes, escapades, youth, master villain, teachers and students, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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: entertaining, touching, humorous, light, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, love triangle, teenage love, friends, high school life, everyday life, social relations, dormitory, couples, youth, love and romance, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Aria: The Animation (2005)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Fifteen year-old Akari Mizunashi is a dreamer. She’s left everything behind to become a female gondolier on the faraway sparkling planet covered in water called Aqua. She’s one step closer to fulfilling her dream when she begins training with ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, futuristic, humorous, atmospheric
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: mars, friendship, youth, teaching the ways of the world, magic, power relations, friends, workplace, city life, workplace situations, space and aliens, fantasy world ...
Time: future, 24th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%