Movies and TV shows like FLCL

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FLCL (2000)
 8.3
 13K
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, exciting, offbeat, mind bending, semi serious, surreal, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, imaginary, baseball, stranger, alien, parody, boy, guitar, robot, bass, high school life, monster, cowboy, androids and robots, space and aliens, youth, friendship, family relations, parents and children, society, network, high school, giant robots, tomboy, 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, rivalry, high school, danger, escapades, youth and heroes mostly in Animation, Comedy and Action genres. Some movies like FLCL: Sym-Bionic Titan (2010), Vandread: The Second Stage (2000), Star vs. the Forces of Evil (2015), Silver Soul (2005), Blood Lad (2013). 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: stylized, exciting, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: romance, supernatural ability, teenage life, teenage love, imaginary, youth, supernatural, school, social relations, high school life, super weapon, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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, surrealism, giant robot, apocalypse, space travel, self discovery, danger, coming of age, destiny, save the world, adventure ...
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: stylized, semi serious, humorous, exciting, offbeat
Audience: pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: princess, high school, robot, alien, rivalry, high school life, giant, dishonesty, evil alien, heroes, disorder, youth ...
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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: exciting, stylized, humorous, semi serious
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: androids and robots, pirate, adventure, factory, battle of the sexes, rivalry, heroes, battles, danger, space travel, master villain, heroic mission ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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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, captivating, exciting, sincere, semi serious
Audience: kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, imaginary, princess, teenage life, teenage girl, youth, friendship, good versus evil, magic wand, 14 year old, high school life, family relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 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, resistance, adventure, rebellion, imaginary, rebelliousness, financial problem, heroes, alien invasion, fight scenes, law enforcement ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 7.2
 1K
Blood Lad (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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, curses spells and rituals, imaginary, danger, battles, friendship, love and romance, king, fantasy world, demon
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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, twist ending, surreal, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mecha, philosophy, loneliness, insanity, violence, youth, apocalypse, androids and robots, space wars, good versus evil, chaos, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, future, 2010s
Place: tokyo, japan
⇓ 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: humorous, semi serious
Plot: creator, culture clash, high school life, society, imaginary, master and servant, high school, androids and robots, a.i., maid
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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, friendship, dormitory, coming of age, love triangle, social relations, high school life, everyday life, friends, couples, teenage life, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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, suspenseful, semi serious, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, social relations, high school life, teenage life, family relations, imaginary, siblings relations, youth, leader, romance, supernatural, wizards and magicians ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 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: stylized, atmospheric, serious
Plot: evil alien, space wars, youth, giant, high school, apocalypse, imaginary, benign alien, space travel, danger, political corruption, alien encounter ...
Place: tokyo, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.7
 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: exciting, semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Plot: master and servant, youth, danger, juvenile delinquency, vengeance, rivalry, demon, supernatural, high school, power, society, lake or river ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.8
 37
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: futuristic, emotional, semi serious, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space and aliens, escapades, fall in love, evil alien, heroes, alien encounter, battles, danger, imaginary, androids and robots, love and romance, mecha ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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, stylized, humorous
Plot: robot, androids and robots, super vehicle, escapades, imaginary, crimes, urban, law enforcement, martial arts, fighting crime, mecha, giant robot ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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, semi serious, humorous, romantic, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, supernatural ability, youth, master warrior, imaginary, rivalry, heroes, escapades, master villain, rescue, 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
Duration: 24 min.
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, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parallel world, imaginary, danger, rivalry, anti heroes, workplace, fish out of water, workplace situations, hopes, disorder, demon, fast food ...
Place: tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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: emotional, serious, stylized, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: siblings relations, magical, youth, heroes, young heroes, coming of age, alchemy, military, imaginary kingdom, physical appearance, imaginary, righting the wronged ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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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, alchemy, siblings relations, rivals, evil, rivalry, heroes, supernatural, danger, adventure, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 7.6
 2K
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: offbeat, feel good, stylized, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music band, music, high school, student life, graduation, coming of age, friendship, rehearsal, friends, artists and showbiz, teachers and students, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 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: exciting, offbeat, not serious, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing, teens
Plot: rivalry, imaginary, mischievous children, androids and robots, time machine, mind control, space and aliens, family, uninhibited rivalry, youth, world domination, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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, offbeat, feel good
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: high school, high school life, odd couple, teenage life, disorder, alien encounter, youth, save the world, love and romance, imaginary, space and aliens, contests and competitions ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 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, evil force, danger, monster, imaginary, teenage life, heroes, death, psychic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ 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, exciting, futuristic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mecha, chaos, rivalry, transformation, heroes, man versus machine, evil alien, pilot, army, destruction, danger, society ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 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: exciting, humorous, semi serious, feel good, fairy tale
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, martial arts, babies and infants, inventions and discoveries, adventure, future dystopia, androids and robots, master villain, contests and competitions, young heroes, parents and children, city life ...
Place: tokyo, kindergarten, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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: exciting, humorous, semi serious, christmas special
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: ghost, high school, high school life, disorder, supernatural ability, supernatural, social relations, friends, family, youth, imaginary, superhuman powers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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, exciting, serious, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: anthology, androids and robots, escapades, imaginary, master villain, a.i., abduction, man versus machine, heroes, killer robot, rivalry, robot as menace ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 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: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: superhero, good versus evil, danger, friends, friendship, heroes, imaginary, adventure, partners, evil alien, rivalry, time travel ...
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Steven Universe (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 11 min.
Story: A young boy takes his mother's place in a group of gemstone-based beings, and must learn to control his powers.
Style: stylized, humorous, offbeat, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: gem, goodhearted, family, danger, adventure, supernatural ability, save the world, imaginary, child protagonist, coming of age, palaces castles and temples, intergalactic ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.5
 604
To Love-Ru (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Story: To Love-Ru is a Japanese manga series written by Saki Hasemi, and illustrated by Kentaro Yabuki, creator of Black Cat. The manga was serialized in Shueisha's manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump between April 24, 2006 and August 31, 2009; 18 ...
Style: exciting, humorous, romantic, captivating, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, school, alien encounter, youth, benign alien, love and romance, romance, space and aliens, high school, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, father daughter relationship, harem
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%