Movies and TV shows like Cowboy Bebop

If you like "Cowboy Bebop" you are looking for exciting, atmospheric and futuristic movies or TV shows about / with bounty hunter, outer space, future dystopia, jazz, friendship, hacker and space travel themes of Animation, Action and Adventure genre shot in Japan.
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Cowboy Bebop (1998)
 8.9
 115K
Cowboy Bebop (1998)
Original name: カウボーイビバップ
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: In 2071, roughly fifty years after an accident with a hyperspace gateway made the Earth almost uninhabitable, humanity has colonized most of the rocky planets and moons of the Solar System. Amid a rising crime rate, the Inter Solar System Police (ISSP) set up a legalized contract system, in which registered bounty hunters (also referred to as "Cowboys") chase criminals and bring them in alive in return for a reward.
Style: exciting, atmospheric, futuristic, neo noir, stylized, serious, tragicomedy, adult animation, surreal, ambiguous ending ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: bounty hunter, outer space, future dystopia, jazz, friendship, hacker, space travel, escapades, adventure, fighting crime, cyberpunk, partners, unlikely partners, buddies, dark past, warrior, machismo, intelligence, rock, philosophy, fight, ex cop, mysterious past, drifter, good versus evil ...
Time: future, 21st century

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Most similar movies to Cowboy Bebop

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, futuristic, serious and stylized films and TV series with plots about escapades, adventure, danger, rivalry, heroes, space and aliens and imaginary mostly in Animation, Sci-Fi and Action genres. Some movies like Cowboy Bebop: Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2001), Trigun (1998), Samurai Champloo (2004), Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995), Firefly (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Mars. Days before Halloween 2071. Villains blow up a tanker truck on Highway One, releasing a deadly virus that kills hundreds. Fearing a bigger, even more devastating biochemical attack, an astronomical reward is offered for the arrest and capture ...
Style: neo noir, witty, atmospheric, futuristic, surreal ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mars, terrorism, martial arts, chase, bounty hunter, outer space, revenge, halloween, vengeance, space opera, terrorist, space travel ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 22K
Trigun (1998)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Trigun takes place in the distant future on a deserted planet. Vash the Stampede is a gunfighter with a legend so ruthless he has a $60,000,000,000 bounty on his head. Entire towns evacuate at the rumor of his arrival. But the real Vash the ...
Style: exciting, stylized, semi serious, humorous, futuristic
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, rescue, ethics, save the day, insurance, spirit, desert planet, bounty, heroes, escapades, misfit ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Samurai Champloo (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Mugen is a ferocious, animalistic warrior with a fighting style inspired by break-dancing. Jin is a ronin samurai who wanders the countryside alone. They may not be friends, but their paths continually cross. And when ditzy waitress Fuu gets ...
Style: exciting, thought provoking, captivating, atmospheric, adult animation ...
Plot: samurai, adventure, martial arts, master warrior, pride and honor, friendship, katana, on the road, heroes, sword fight, obsessive quest, journey ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, okinawa japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: At the turn of the century, the Angels returned to Earth, seeking to wipe out humanity in an apocalyptic fury. Devastated, mankind's last remnants moved underground to wait for the day when the Angels would come back to finish the job. Fifteen ...
Style: mecha, psychological, serious, exciting, twist ending ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: self doubt, loneliness, depression, suffering, psychological trauma, young heroes, father son relationship, loss, existentialism, chaos, alien encounter, insanity ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2015, 2010s, 2000s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Movie in collections
 9.0
 262K
Firefly (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Firefly is set in the year 2517, after the arrival of humans in a new star system and follows the adventures of the renegade crew of Serenity, a "Firefly-class" spaceship. The ensemble cast portrays the nine characters who live on Serenity.
Style: exciting, witty, futuristic, captivating, clever ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: outer space, space travel, spacecraft, adventure, escapades, friendship, captain, smuggling, space and aliens, preacher, space wars, survival ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 4K
Outlaw Star (1998)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi, Western
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Outlaw Star follows the outlaw Gene Starwind and his eleven year-old business associate, Jim Hawking. Together they run a small jack-of-all-trades business on the backwater planet Sentinel III. After the two take a job as bodyguards for a mysterious ...
Style: seinen, exciting, captivating, semi serious, futuristic ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: outer space, bounty hunter, artificial intelligence, androids, cyberpunk, fencing, smuggling, gunfight, mechanic, robbery, female partner, partners in crime ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Darker Than Black (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Anime television series created, directed and written by Tensai Okamura and animated by Bones.
Style: suspenseful, rough, atmospheric, stylized, manga ...
Audience: kids
Plot: supernatural ability, secret agents, future dystopia, paranormal phenomena, fighting crime, rivalry, escapades, investigation, transformation, fate of humanity, supernatural, dark past ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Cobra The Animation: The Psycho-Gun (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Cobra, a famous charismatic space pirate with "psychogun" for a hand, decides to renounce his ways, and become an ordinary person with a new identity. His memories do come back and he becomes a space adventurer fighting villains.
Style: captivating, entertaining, exciting, suspense, futuristic ...
Plot: outer space, pirate, machismo, fighting crime, adventure, bounty hunter, spacecraft, love interest, good versus evil, romance, friendship, space travel ...
Time: future, 24th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
Mobile Suit Gundam Wing (1995)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Mankind has moved into space. Thousands of people live on giant orbiting space colonies called "Sides." However, the Earth Government, which rules the colonies, is unjust and cruel. A group of revolutionaries builds five robotic weapons ...
Style: futuristic, mecha, exciting, serious, suspenseful
Audience: kids
Plot: robot, outer space, androids and robots, conspiracy, soldier, rebel, battles, pilot, betrayal, society, heroes, adventure ...
Time: future
Place: siberia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 14K
Ergo Proxy (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Ergo Proxy is a science fiction suspense anime television series, produced by Manglobe, which premiered across Japan on 25 February 2006 on the WOWOW satellite network. It is directed by Shukō Murase, with screenplay by Dai Satō et al.. Ergo Proxy ...
Style: exciting, atmospheric, psychological, futuristic, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: cyberpunk, androids and robots, society, murder, investigation, future dystopia, utopia, mysterious character, adventure, apocalypse, mystery, a.i. ...
Time: future
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
 8.2
 19K
Psycho-Pass (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Psycho-Pass is a Japanese anime television series that takes place in the future where it is possible to instantaneously measure a person's mental state, personality, and the probability that a person will commit crimes with a device installed ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, bleak, futuristic, suspenseful ...
Plot: cyberpunk, human nature, partners against crime, graphic violence, master criminal, mastermind, future dystopia, police investigation, crimes, criminal, society, psychopath ...
Time: future, near future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Mobile Suit Gundam (1979)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Mobile Suit Gundam is a televised anime series, produced by Sunrise. Created and directed by Yoshiyuki Tomino, it premiered in Japan on Nagoya Broadcasting Network on April 7, 1979, and lasted until January 26, 1980, spanning 43 episodes. It was the ...
Style: exciting, serious, mecha, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: androids and robots, outer space, heroes, spacecraft, superhero, evil alien, chaos, adventure, space and aliens, heroic mission, space station, man versus machine ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Gundam 0080: A War in the Pocket (1989)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, War
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: In the final days of the One Year War, a Zeon special forces group infiltrates a colony to gather information on a new Gundam unit. Alfred Izuruha, a 10-year-old student, befriends Zeon rookie pilot Bernie Wiseman during a brief mobile suit combat. ...
Style: mecha, serious, stylized, suspenseful, futuristic
Audience: teens
Plot: outer space, child, battles, terrorism, military, soldier, swat team, heroic mission, friendship, chaos and mayhem, space wars, space station ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Detonator Orgun (1991)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Fleeing from his own race, Orgun—an alien being with superhuman abilities and unearthly weapons—travels to Earth to find an answer to his origin. There, he bonds with a young man named Tomoru to defend Earth against the Evoluders, who seek ...
Style: mecha, serious, exciting, stylized, futuristic
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: evil alien, space battle, alien invasion, space and aliens, adventure, supernatural, a.i., escapades, benign alien, heroes, supernatural ability, androids and robots ...
Time: future
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.3
 18K
Gurren Lagann (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: In the distant future, people build their homes and raise domestic animals in subterranean caverns. As a result, they live in fear of the occasional earthquake and cave-in, and have been for hundreds of years. Jeeha is one such village. One day, a ...
Style: mecha, exciting, serious, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: heroes, beast, good versus evil, battles, adventure, heroic mission, battle zone, future dystopia, escapades, survival, confined, isolation ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Galaxy Express 999 (1978)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: In the distant future, people are able to take on artificial bodies and achieve immortality. A poor orphan, Tetsuro Hoshino, strives to obtain a mechanical body for the triple incentive of eternal life, of revenge (his mother was gunned down by ...
Style: exciting, serious, bleak, stylized, futuristic ...
Plot: space travel, space opera, outer space, train, heroes, escapades, rivalry, young heroes, space and aliens, androids and robots, adventure, train travel ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Mobile Suit Gundam 00 (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Mobile Suit Gundam 00 is an anime television series, the 11th incarnation of Sunrise studio's long-running Gundam franchise comprising two seasons. The series is set on a futuristic Earth and is centered on the exploits of the fictional ...
Style: bleak, serious, stylized, futuristic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: androids and robots, space and aliens, outer space, battles, adventure, rivalry, space station, invasion, resentment, survival, chaos and mayhem, trap ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.9
 8K
Wolf's Rain (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 701 min.
TV show
Story: In some distant future, it's common knowledge that all wolves have been extinct for 200 years. However, it seems this is false as wolves have not disappeared but rather have taken human form. Kiba, a lone wolf, wanders into a city, trying to ...
Style: serious, futuristic, exciting, atmospheric, enigmatic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: adventure, wolf, good versus evil, future dystopia, legends and myths, androids and robots, apocalypse, escapades, dangerous animal, heroic mission, supernatural, fate of humanity ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Crest of the Stars (1999)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 26 min.
TV show
Story: Jinto Lin's life changes forever when the Humankind Empire Abh takes over his home planet of Martine without firing a single shot. He is soon sent off to study the Abh language and culture and to prepare himself for his future as a nobleman - a ...
Style: saga, exciting, captivating, serious, stylized
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, outer space, battles, betrayal, military, surrender, friends, evil empire, spacecraft, distant planet, friendship, fish out of water ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 8.1
 4K
Space Dandy (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Space Dandy is a dandy in space! This dreamy adventurer with a to-die-for pompadour travels across the galaxy in search of aliens no one has ever laid eyes on. Each new species he discovers earns him a hefty reward, but this dandy has to be quick on ...
Style: not serious, humorous, futuristic, adult animation, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: alien, space travel, outer space, adventure, human in outer space, escapades, heroes, encounter, space opera, anthropomorphism, space and aliens, adventurer ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Fist of the North Star (1984)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: In the year 199X, human civilization has been all but destroyed by a nuclear holocaust. In an age where the strong rule over the weak, the survivors of the fallout struggle over the remaining supply food and water left. Kenshiro, successor to an ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kung fu classic, martial arts, future dystopia, good versus evil, superhuman powers, nuclear holocaust, chaos, vengeance, adventure, uninhibited rivalry, heroic mission, post apocalypse ...
Time: future, near future, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Third: The Girl with the Blue Eye (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The future Earth; with over 80% having been annihilated in a great war, the rest live under the dominion of a race known as The Third. These beings possess a third Space Eye on their foreheads, and watch over the Earth and it's remaining ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, captivating, entertaining, mecha ...
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, young heroes, rivalry, androids and robots, future dystopia, a.i., escapades, secret movement, desert, chaos, save the planet ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Mobile Suit Gundam Seed (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Mobile Suit Gundam SEED is an anime series developed by Sunrise and directed by Mitsuo Fukuda. As with other series from the Gundam franchise, Gundam SEED takes place in a parallel timeline, in this case the Cosmic Era, the first to do so. In this ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, serious, fable
Plot: redemption, space wars, heroic mission, adventure, save the world, good versus evil, battles, chaos, space travel, heroes, escapades, master villain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 347
Kiddy Grade (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Two women carry out missions and fight crime across the galaxy.
Style: futuristic, stylized, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chaos, a.i., undercover, adventure, space travel, injustice, space and aliens, state affairs, man versus machine, life is a bitch, save the world, partners against crime ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, humorous, stylized, semi serious, mecha ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: heroic mission, battle of the sexes, adventure, space travel, future dystopia, battles, escapades, rivalry, space battle, space wars, pirate, space and aliens ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Ghost in the Shell 2.0 (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In the year 2029, Section 9, a group of cybernetically enhanced cops, are called in to investigate and stop a highly-wanted hacker known as 'The Puppetmaster'. Ghost in the Shell 2.0 is a reproduced version of its original 1995 ...
Style: exciting, atmospheric, suspenseful, rough, stylized ...
Plot: cyberpunk, androids and robots, female spy, anti heroine, cyberspace, future dystopia, cyborgs, woman fights a man, terrorism, hacker, mind game, uncover truth ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
12%
Bodacious Space Pirates (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Miniskirt Space Pirates is a Japanese light novel series written by Yūichi Sasamoto and published by Asahi Shimbun Shuppan since October 2008. An anime television series adaptation produced by Satelight, under the title Bodacious Space Pirates ...
Style: exciting, humorous, futuristic, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: outer space, space pirate, adventure, pirate, space travel, escapades, youth, space wars, spacecraft, life turned upside down, fish out of water, social relations ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Banner of the Stars (2000)
Genre: Animation, Action, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Now that three years has passed since their first adventure, Lafiel is now captain on a new ship and Jinto has just finished his training. They go out to complete a mission of defending the Laptic Gate.
Style: captivating, serious, exciting, stylized, saga
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spacecraft, outer space, adventure, battles, heroic mission, good versus evil, distant planet, evil empire, heroes, benign alien, space wars, space travel ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo (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: atmospheric, psychological, surreal, futuristic, stylized ...
Plot: androids and robots, loneliness, post apocalypse, father son relationship, homosexual subtext, character study, apocalypse, save the world, future dystopia, worldwide chaos, life is a bitch, young heroes ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: exciting, humorous, stylized, semi serious
Audience: kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, villain, superhero, evil alien, good versus evil, adventure, friendship, heroic mission, space and aliens, superhuman powers, supernatural power ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%