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, youth, escapades, danger and heroes mostly in Animation, Comedy and Action genres. Some movies like FLCL: Sym-Bionic Titan (2010), Vandread: The Second Stage (2000), Silver Soul (2005), Star vs. the Forces of Evil (2015), 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, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: romance, teenage life, supernatural ability, teenage love, youth, imaginary, supernatural, school, super weapon, social relations, high school life, 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, giant robot, surrealism, androids and robots, apocalypse, worldwide chaos, adventure, life is a bitch, future dystopia, parents and children, escapades, danger ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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: teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: princess, high school, alien, robot, save the princess, adventure, androids and robots, chases and races, rivalry, friendship, giant, battles ...
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ 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, semi serious, humorous, stylized
Audience: teens, kids, boys' night
Plot: pirate, adventure, escapades, rivalry, factory, space travel, heroes, battle of the sexes, battles, danger, space and aliens, space wars ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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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, resistance, adventure, rebelliousness, imaginary, rebellion, financial problem, heroes, alien invasion, fight scenes, law enforcement ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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, captivating, exciting, semi serious
Audience: kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, princess, imaginary, teenage life, youth, teenage girl, good versus evil, high school life, friendship, magic wand, monster, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 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: exciting, humorous, stylized, entertaining, satirical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, vampire, supernatural, imaginary, curses spells and rituals, danger, friendship, battles, king, love and romance, demon, fantasy world
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 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: offbeat, semi serious, humorous, exciting
Plot: curses spells and rituals, master and servant, imaginary, danger, youth, vengeance, beach, rivalry, school, babies and infants, juvenile delinquency, society ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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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, surreal, atmospheric, stylized, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: insanity, violence, youth, apocalypse, philosophy, mecha, space wars, save the world, angel, rivalry, self discovery, danger ...
Time: 21st century, future, 2010s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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, imaginary, androids and robots, a.i., master and servant, culture clash, society, high school life, 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, friendship, dormitory, coming of age, high school life, love triangle, social relations, everyday life, youth, friends, couples, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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: stylized, serious, semi serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, high school life, social relations, teenage life, family relations, siblings relations, imaginary, youth, leader, romance, wizards and magicians, high school ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 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: evil alien, space wars, giant, benign alien, life is a bitch, future dystopia, imaginary, space and aliens, high school, apocalypse, save the world, teenage life ...
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 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: exciting, semi serious, emotional, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: alien encounter, battles, escapades, love and romance, imaginary, androids and robots, space and aliens, danger, heroes, fall in love, evil alien, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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, captivating, romantic
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, supernatural ability, master warrior, imaginary, youth, heroes, escapades, master villain, rivalry, rescue, teachers and students, track down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, stylized, semi serious, humorous, exciting
Plot: robot, escapades, law enforcement, urban, fighting crime, martial arts, super vehicle, androids and robots, imaginary, crimes, mecha, giant robot ...
Time: future
Place: tokyo, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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, rivalry, danger, anti heroes, workplace, fish out of water, workplace situations, hopes, demon, disorder, fast food ...
Place: tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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: serious, stylized, emotional, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: siblings relations, magical, youth, young heroes, coming of age, alchemy, military, physical appearance, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, heroes, childhood ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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, evil, rivalry, rivals, heroes, supernatural, danger, adventure, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 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, realistic, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music band, music, high school, artists and showbiz, friends, teachers and students, rehearsal, friendship, coming of age, student life, teenage life, obstacle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 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, humorous, not serious
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: rivalry, disorder, pets, world domination, youth, mind control, mischievous children, uninhibited rivalry, androids and robots, time machine, family, space and aliens ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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: offbeat, feel good, humorous, semi serious, atmospheric
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: high school, high school life, odd couple, youth, alien encounter, disorder, teenage life, save the world, space and aliens, love and romance, contests and competitions, benign alien ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ 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: adventure, friends, imaginary, danger, superhero, good versus evil, heroes, friendship, master villain, androids and robots, escapades, heroic mission ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Movie in collections
 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 ⇓
75%
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: high school, supernatural ability, disorder, supernatural, ghost, youth, superhuman powers, family, imaginary kingdom, high school life, friends, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 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: teens, pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: friendship, martial arts, contests and competitions, city life, master villain, adventure, toys, technology gone awry, inventions and discoveries, babies and infants, future dystopia, androids and robots ...
Place: japan, kindergarten, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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, society, monster, transformation, apocalypse, giant, man versus machine, heroes, evil alien, rivalry, angel ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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, a.i., master villain, imaginary, abduction, rivalry, killer robot, heroes, man versus machine, giant robot ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ 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: not serious, stylized, humorous, offbeat, dark humor
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world domination, parody, save the planet, space and aliens, workplace situations, imaginary, benign alien, corporate world, workplace, ambition, government agency, take over ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 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, captivating, romantic, 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 ⇓
73%