Movies like Asura

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Asura (2012)
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Asura (2012)
Original name: アシュラ
Genre: Animation, History, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Abandoned in the barren wasteland of Kyoto, a savage, enraged orphan does whatever it takes to survive in the wild. When he crosses paths with civilization, he must learn to tame the beast within.
Style: atmospheric, serious, tense, suspense, psychological, bleak, realistic, stylized
Plot: orphan, survival, human nature, wilderness, war, village, friendship, life is a bitch, feral man, murder, violence, rage, abandoned by mother, youth, village life, starvation, society, child in peril, beast, grownups, monk, snow, hunger, savage, cannibalism ...
Time: 15th century
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan

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Most similar movies to Asura

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, stylized, suspenseful and atmospheric films with plots about danger, escapades, imaginary, violence, heroes, rivalry and death mostly in Animation, Horror and Drama genres. Some movies like Asura: Barefoot Gen (1983), Grave of the Fireflies (1988), Giovanni's Island (2014), Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (2012), Midori (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Barefoot Gen (1983)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A powerful statement against war, Barefoot Gen is a story about the effect of the atomic bomb on a boy's life and the lives of the Japanese people. Based on the acclaimed manga by Nakazawa Keiji, the author of Barefoot Gen, who was 6 years old ...
Style: adult animation, bleak, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, anti war, contamination, demolished city, survival, orphan, atrocity, burned alive, catastrophe, bombing, radiation sickness, family relations ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia, hiroshima japan
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100%
Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
Genre: Animation, Drama, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In the final months of World War II, 14-year-old Seita and his sister Setsuko are orphaned when their mother is killed during an air raid in Kobe, Japan. After a falling out with their aunt, they move into an abandoned bomb shelter. With no ...
Style: heartbreaking, touching, stylized, harsh, depressing ...
Plot: orphan, survival, siblings relations, world war two, hunger, hiding place, loss of parent, death of parent, bomb, theft, war, firefly ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Giovanni's Island (2014)
Genre: Animation, Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In the aftermath of the most devastating conflict mankind had ever experienced, the tiny island of Shikotan became part of the Sakhalin Oblast... and on the unhealed border in this remote corner of the world, friendship among children from two ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Plot: friendship, island, young heroes, social differences, life turned upside down, forceful separation, village, deportation, society, communication problem, post world war two, dancing ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1947, year 1946 ...
Place: asia, soviet union, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (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, futuristic, atmospheric, bleak, surreal ...
Plot: space travel, androids and robots, apocalypse, future dystopia, imaginary, save the world, society, worldwide chaos, young heroes, life is a bitch, danger, father son relationship ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Midori (1992)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Horror, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 56 min.
Story: After losing her parents, young flower selling Midori is put up by a fairground group. She is abused and forced to slavery, until the arrival of an enigmatic magician of short stature, who gives her hope for a better future.
Style: underground film
Plot: pedophile, illusion, jealousy, orphan, child abuse, murder, freak, subculture, punishment, romance, topless, vomiting ...
Time: 1920s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 51K
Perfect Blue (1997)
Genre: Animation, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A retired pop singer turned actress' sense of reality is shaken when she is stalked by an obsessed fan and seemingly a ghost of her past.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, surreal, twists and turns ...
Plot: stalking, obsession, singer, murder, mind game, tv show, actress, woman in danger, split personality, serial killer, mentally unstable, actor's life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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36%
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The Apostle (2012)
Genre: Animation, Horror
Country: Spain
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A prisoner recently escaped from prison tries to recover the loot he hid a few years earlier in a remote and secluded village, but what there is is a sentence worse than jail. Claims elderly, strange disappearances, spirits, a peculiar priest and to ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, suspenseful, puppet animation, suspense ...
Plot: curses spells and rituals, ancient mystery, danger, imaginary, obsessive quest, escapades, village, surrealism, prison escape, village life, religions or cults, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Sword for Truth (1990)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adult, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, History, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Shurannosuke Sakaki is a masterless samurai with a razor-sharp katana and a cold-hearted personality. Whenever you see the mark of two crossed scythes on his back, death is sure to follow. Because of his exceptional swordsmanship, Shurannosuke is ...
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, exciting, adult animation
Plot: samurai, danger, battle zone, battles, curses spells and rituals, imaginary, heroic mission, rescue, supernatural, military, rivalry, good versus evil ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Blood: The Last Vampire (2000)
Genre: Animation, Action, Horror
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 48 min.
Story: In Japan, the vampire-hunter Saya, who is a powerful original, is sent by her liaison with the government, David, posed as a teenage student to the Yokota High School on the eve of Halloween to hunt down vampires. Saya asks David to give a new ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, deadly creature, murder, military base, good versus evil, heroic mission, tough heroes, secret movement, gory, battles, supernatural, escapades ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Seoul Station (2016)
Genre: Animation, Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Suk-gyu is desperately looking for his runaway daughter. He spares neither money nor effort and after a while his search leads to results. One of his contacts claims to have found the girl. But joy is replaced by shock when he finds out that she ...
Style: apocalyptic, suspense, tense, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: zombie outbreak, apocalypse, murder, death threat, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, subway, death, violence, father daughter relationship, zombie, danger, survival ...
Time: 21st century
Place: seoul, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Memories (1995)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In this anime trilogy, a salvage ship crew happens upon a haunted vessel in Magnetic Rose; a cold tablet turns a lab worker into a biological weapon in Stink Bomb; and an urban populace carries on an endless war with an unseen foe in Cannon Fodder. ...
Style: anthology, surreal, exciting, futuristic, enigmatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: distopia, outer space, adventure, danger, imaginary, memories, escapades, steampunk, chaos, life is a bitch, space travel, poison gas ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Turok: Son of Stone (2008)
Genre: Animation, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Turok is exiled from the village in which he was born, twenty years later he returns to find that a tyrant has slaughtered his family and friends. Seeking revenge Turok crosses into the Lost Land pursuing the ruthless warlord named Chichak.
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, suspense, serious ...
Plot: dinosaur, battles, adventure, danger, imaginary, rivalry, escapades, village, tough heroes, native american, survival, deadly ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Alois Nebel (2011)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Germany
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A train dispatcher encounters a mute stranger who appears out of nowhere, and finds himself mysteriously involved with a murder in Poland. The end of the eighties in the twentieth century. Alois Nebel works as a dis­patcher at the small railway ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, captivating, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: surrealism, uncover truth, mysterious character, society, haunted by the past, crimes, murder, social misfits, mystery, life is a bitch, axe, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1989
Place: czechoslovakia, prague, czech republic, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
WXIII: Patlabor the Movie 3 (2002)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Animation, Action, Crime
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set in the year 2000 (between the events of Patlabor and Patlabor 2), when the level of Labor accidents begin to escalate around Tokyo Bay, police detectives Kusumi and Hata are assigned to investigate. What they discover leads to a series of ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, serious, mecha, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, investigation, a.i., save the world, danger, fighting crime, deadly, giant robot, genetic engineering, technology gone awry, robot, androids and robots ...
Time: future, year 2000, 2000s
Place: tokyo, asia, japan, east asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
When Marnie Was There (2014)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Upon being sent to live with relatives in the countryside due to an illness, an emotionally distant adolescent girl becomes obsessed with an abandoned mansion and infatuated with a girl who lives there - a girl who may or may not be real.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, countryside, teenage life, loneliness, self discovery, young girl, dream, childhood, village, estate, youth, photograph ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Blood-C (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Story: Blood-C focuses on Saya Kisaragi, an outwardly normal girl who serves as the shrine maiden to a country town; in reality, she is a skilled swordswoman charged by her father to defeat Elder Bairns, monsters who feed on human blood. As her battles ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, tense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, violence, good versus evil, imaginary, village, deadly creature, parents and children, family relations, deadly, rivalry, sword, blood ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.8
 140K
Attack on Titan (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Several hundred years ago, humans were nearly exterminated by Titans. Titans are typically several stories tall, seem to have no intelligence, devour human beings and, worst of all, seem to do it for the pleasure rather than as a food source. A ...
Style: tense, disturbing, serious, exciting, bleak ...
Plot: giant, life turned upside down, survival, friendship, future dystopia, danger, loss of parent, transformation, army, attack, desperation, destruction ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, saga ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, chaos, pilot, angel, battles, androids and robots, adventure, supernatural, save the world, imaginary, heroes, danger ...
Time: near future
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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: mecha, atmospheric, futuristic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: giant robots, giant, post apocalypse, escapades, imaginary, good versus evil, apocalypse, danger, man versus machine, heroes, technology gone awry, heroic mission ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Place Promised in Our Early Days (2004)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The story takes place in a alternate postwar period, in 1996, where Japan is divided. Hokkaido is ruled by the "Union" while Honshu and other southern islands are under US authority. A tall tower was built on Hokkaido, which could even be ...
Style: futuristic, serious, captivating, suspense, adult animation
Plot: friendship, alternate timeline, coma, teenage life, youth, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, future dystopia, apocalypse, danger, airplane, young love ...
Time: future, 90s, 1990s, year 1999, year 1996
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
King of Thorn (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the seinen science fiction manga series by Iwahara Yuuji, serialised in Monthly Comic Beam.A mysterious virus, nicknamed Medusa, is spreading around Japan, turning its victims into stone. Given the impossibility of finding an immediate ...
Style: stylized, scary, suspenseful, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: twins, supernatural, chaos, imaginary, danger, alien encounter, escapades, heroes, survival, infected, adventure, mind control ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 67K
Paprika (2006)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patient's dreams is stolen, all hell breaks loose. Only a young female therapist can stop it: Paprika.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, twists and turns, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: surveillance, investigation, villain, mental illness, deception, fairy, dreams, scientist, research, psychiatrist, doctors and patients, human nature ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
When They Cry (2006)
Genre: Animation, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: After moving into the quiet town of Hinamizawa, Maebara Keiichi spends his days blissfully in school often playing games with his local friends. However, appearances can be deceiving. One fateful day, Keiichi stumbles upon news of a murder that had ...
Style: mind bending, psychological, suspenseful, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, torture, under the surface, student, psychic, danger, village, fear, mass murder, crimes, disappearance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Fear(s) of the Dark (2007)
Genre: Animation, Horror, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Several scary black-and-white animated segments in different styles appeal to our fear(s) of the dark.
Style: suspenseful, surreal, atmospheric, bleak, serious ...
Plot: nightmare, dangerous animal, danger, nightmare comes true, cowardliness, dangerous attraction, couples, fear, ghost, monster, surrealism, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Thriller Restaurant (2010)
Genre: Animation, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: At the spooky western styled mansion turned restaurant "Thriller Restaurant," Kuroka and Ryu disappear. After their disappearance others start to disappear at the restaurant. Rumors soon start that the devil himself is responsible for the ...
Audience: horror for children
Plot: missing person, live action, ghost story, teenage girl, teenager, restaurant, paranormal investigator, 14 year old, ghost
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Blood-C The Last Dark (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Tokyo, Winter. Despite the use of the Youth Ordinance Bill to enforce curfews for minors and regulate the use of the Internet, young people continue to fight for their own freedom through underground methods. One such group calls themselves Surat. ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, stylized, serious
Plot: good versus evil, uncover truth, imaginary, vengeance, supernatural, cyberspace, deadly, fighting the system, super weapon, hacker, rebellion, deadly creature ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.2
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Bio Hunter (1995)
Genre: Animation, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 58 min.
Story: A strange virus known as the Demon Virus, attacks the human genetic code, transforming people into monsters with demonic powers. One particular monster is terrorizing the streets of Tokyo. ripping open young women to devour their livers. A famed ...
Style: futuristic, serious, stylized, suspenseful, demonic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, supernatural ability, danger, apocalypse, superhero, heroic mission, experiment gone awry, future dystopia, deadly creature, technology gone awry, imaginary, city life ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Parasyte: The Maxim (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Shinichi Izumi is a normal high school boy whose right hand has become infected with an alien parasite that names itself "Migi" ("right"). Migi is the first parasite to develop a symbiotic relationship with its host, as he and ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, tense, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: alien, parasite, violence, fight scenes, danger, murder, rivalry, humanity, survival, massacre, family relations, romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Secret World of Arrietty (2010)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: 14-year-old Arrietty and the rest of the Clock family live in peaceful anonymity as they make their own home from items "borrowed" from the house's human inhabitants. However, life changes for the Clocks when a human boy discovers ...
Style: touching, scenic, sweet, serious, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, mysterious character, magical, miniature person, family, adventure, midget, childhood, daring rescue, parents and children, maid, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: teens, boys' night
Plot: philosophy, insanity, loneliness, violence, youth, apocalypse, rebirth, space wars, catastrophe, supernatural, chaos, angel ...
Time: 21st century, future, 2010s
Place: tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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