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Patlabor: The Movie (1989)
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Patlabor: The Movie (1989)
Original name: 機動警察パトレイバー 劇場版
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A mysterious suicide and a series of unmanned robot run-aways sparks off a Police investigation into the suspicious software on-board thousands of industrial robots around Tokyo.
Style: futuristic, stylized, exciting, serious, neo noir, suspenseful, mecha, adult animation, talky, complex ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, robot, conspiracy, police, save the day, crimes, adventure, heroes, space travel, fighting the system, save the world, life is a bitch, a.i., computers and web, on the run, danger, infected, society, heroic mission, fighting crime, chases and races, imaginary, chaos and mayhem, chaos, law enforcement ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out stylized, serious, suspenseful and futuristic films with plots about androids and robots, imaginary, danger, rivalry, chaos, society and heroes mostly in Sci-Fi, Animation and Action genres. Some movies like Patlabor: The Movie: WXIII: Patlabor the Movie 3 (2002), RahXephon (2002), Ghost in the Shell (1995), Appleseed (1988), Parasite Dolls (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: stylized, suspenseful, serious, neo noir, mecha ...
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, 2000s, year 2000
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, east asia
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95%
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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: serious, stylized, atmospheric, mecha, psychological
Plot: save the world, teenage life, heroic mission, survival, danger, youth, rivalry, society, chaos, life is a bitch, man versus machine, future dystopia ...
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Patlabor 2: The Movie (1993)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A Japanese police unit who use giant anthropomorphic robots (called Labors) is caught up in a political struggle between the civilian authorities and the military when a terrorist act is blamed on an Air Force jet. With the aid of a government ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, atmospheric, futuristic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, political unrest, urban, political intrigue, chaos and mayhem, rebelliousness, heroic mission, chaos, take over, partners, law enforcement, state affairs ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Ghost in the Shell (1995)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In the year 2029, the barriers of our world have been broken down by the net and by cybernetics, but this brings new vulnerability to humans in the form of brain-hacking. When a highly-wanted hacker known as 'The Puppetmaster' begins ...
Style: philosophical, futuristic, mind bending, exciting, atmospheric ...
Plot: cyberpunk, artificial intelligence, future dystopia, cyborgs, hacker, cyberspace, technology gone awry, policewoman, androids and robots, distopia, mind game, chase ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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Appleseed (1988)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 71 min.
Story: In the futuristic city of Olympus, built on the ashes of the third world war, a police officer and her cyborg partner fight terrorism.
Style: futuristic, twists and turns, stylized, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: utopia, terrorism, androids and robots, cyberpunk, imaginary, adventure, man versus machine, master warrior, a.i., genetic engineering, future dystopia, technology gone awry ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Parasite Dolls (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 85 min.
TV show
Story: Beauty is only skin deep, but when you can’t see beneath the skin, how can you know what you’re really dealing with? In a world where perfect androids called Boomers have infiltrated every aspect of society, it’s the job of Branch to maintain ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, bleak, stylized, serious ...
Plot: androids and robots, chaos, chaos and mayhem, parallel world, future dystopia, supernatural, imaginary, society, a.i., life is a bitch, rivalry, ghost ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Groundbreaking director Mamoru Oshii continues to push the boundaries of art and anime with this universally acclaimed cyber thriller following cyborg detective Batou as he tries to unravel the reasons for a murderous robot revolt in the year 2032. ...
Style: futuristic, serious, suspenseful, enigmatic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cyborgs, cyberpunk, androids and robots, investigation, androids, crimes, computers and web, imaginary, mind game, good versus evil, fighting crime, uncover truth ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Ark (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, South Korea
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The population of the planet Alcyone is split in two; the cultures of the Ceveans and the Storrions are locked in eternal war, destroying their home. Led by their priestess Amiel, the Ceveans constructed the Ark in an attempt to flee their world, ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, exciting, futuristic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, heroic mission, adventure, good versus evil, danger, escapades, destiny, society, imaginary, rivalry, save the world, man versus machine ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Metropolis (2001)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Duke Red has overseen the construction of a massive Ziggurat to extend his power across the whole planet. Tima, a robot-girl built in the image of his deceased daughter, is at the core of these plans. However, after escaping the Duke's clutches ...
Style: futuristic, atmospheric, bleak, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: metropolis, robot, megalomaniac, artificial intelligence, heroic mission, world domination, adventure, save the day, self discovery, uncover truth, androids and robots, danger ...
Time: future, 1930s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Black Magic M-66 (1987)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 48 min.
Story: A freelance reporter stumbles on a desperate military operation. An army chopper has crashed and its cargo has been activated. Now there are two killer androids running loose in the wilderness and have the daughter of their inventor as their target. ...
Style: suspenseful, futuristic, rough, serious, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: murder, chaos, ghost, crimes, adventure, man versus machine, supernatural, a.i., rescue, woman in danger, future dystopia, investigation ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Armitage III: Dual Matrix (2002)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Naomi Armitage and Ross Sylibus have changed their names and live with their daughter Yoko as a happy and normal family on Mars — until an android riot breaks out at an anti-matter plant on Earth.
Style: stylized, futuristic, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, ghost, mars, robot, good versus evil, adventure, future dystopia, a.i., haunted by the past, terrorism, apocalypse, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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, chaos, life is a bitch, space travel, steampunk, gun ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Sin: The Movie (2000)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: It is the near future, and the city of Freeport teeters on the verge of total collapse. The twin tides of rampant crime and ruinous graft face only one barrier: the elite strike force HARDCORPS. Led by Colonel John Blade, HARDCORPS is the last force ...
Style: serious, stylized, futuristic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: a.i., leadership, fighting crime, investigation, heroes, undercover, save the world, rivalry, adventure, heroic mission, race against time, society ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance (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, exciting, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: giant robots, post apocalypse, apocalypse, giant, good versus evil, imaginary, danger, man versus machine, escapades, evil alien, adventure, heroes ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: psychological, atmospheric, bleak, surreal, futuristic ...
Plot: androids and robots, space travel, imaginary, save the world, future dystopia, escapades, danger, life is a bitch, young heroes, society, worldwide chaos, apocalypse ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Ghost in the Shell 2.0 (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
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: suspenseful, rough, atmospheric, stylized, exciting ...
Plot: cyberpunk, female spy, androids and robots, cyberspace, cyborgs, terrorism, hacker, woman fights a man, future dystopia, anti heroine, mind game, uncover truth ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - Solid State Society (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story takes place in the year 2034, two years after the events in Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. 2nd GIG. Female cyborg Major Motoko Kusanagi has left Public Security Section 9, an elite counter-terrorist and anti-crime unit specializing in ...
Style: suspenseful, futuristic, atmospheric, stylized, serious
Plot: androids and robots, hacker, cyberspace, future dystopia, terrorism, politics, crimes, adventure, imaginary, investigation, good versus evil, state affairs ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2030s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Venus Wars (1989)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The new frontier of Venus has degenerated into a dystopia ravaged by the civil war between Ishtar and Aphrodia. Bubbly reporter Susan Sommers arrives in the capitol of Aphrodia just before it's captured by Ishtar. She falls in with a bunch of ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, suspenseful, serious, adaptation directed by original author
Audience: boys' night
Plot: reporter, invasion, heroes, space and aliens, androids and robots, rivalry, save the world, escapades, imaginary, a.i., politics, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Armitage III: Polymatrix (1996)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ross Sylibus is assigned to a police unit on a Martian colony, to find that women are being murdered by a psychotic named D'anclaude. He is assigned a very unorthodox partner named Naomi Armitage, who seems to have links to the victims. To stir ...
Style: stylized, futuristic, suspenseful, bleak, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyborgs, cyberpunk, rebellion, life is a bitch, rivalry, fighting the system, escapades, danger, society, chaos, heroic mission, haunted by the past ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - The Laughing Man (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 160 min.
Story: The year is 2030 and six years have passed since a criminal known only as "The Laughing Man" swept through top medical nanotechnology firms committing acts of cyber-terrorism, kidnapping, and espionage leaving no known suspects. New ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, stylized ...
Plot: cyberspace, danger, investigation, hacker, a.i., mind game, terrorism, dishonesty, fighting crime, law enforcement, future dystopia, imaginary ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Appleseed (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In a utopian society created at the end of the third world war, a female warrior who has been plucked from the badlands begins to see cracks in this new facade. And what does this community have planned for the rest of humankind?
Style: mecha, futuristic, exciting, stylized, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cyberpunk, cyborgs, androids and robots, a.i., vestiges of humanity, genetic engineering, apocalypse, imaginary, graphic violence, adventure, danger, post apocalypse ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: In the future when technological enhancements and robotics are a way of life, Major Motoko Kusanagi and Section 9 take care of the jobs that are too difficult for the police. Section 9 employs hackers, sharpshooters, detectives and cyborgs all in an ...
Style: serious, futuristic, suspenseful, rough, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cyberpunk, androids and robots, cyborgs, cyberspace, hacker, man versus machine, a.i., mind game, investigation, robot, chaos and mayhem, apocalypse ...
Time: 21st century, future, near future, 2030s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Dragon Ball Z: Super Android 13 (1992)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Dr. Gero's Androids #13, #14, and #15 are awakened by the laboratory computers and immediately head to the mall where Goku is shopping. After Goku, Trunks, and Vegita defeat #14 and #15, #13 absorbs their inner computers and becomes a super ...
Style: humorous, stylized, offbeat, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: martial arts, farce, good versus evil, imaginary, master warrior, superhuman powers, save the world, rivalry, obsessive quest, heroes, silly humor, battles ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Vexille (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: 2067: Isolation: Japan seals herself off from the eyes of the world in the face of unilateral international policy setting strict limits on the use of robotic technology. The island nation exists only behind a veil of seclusion. No soul shall ...
Style: serious, exciting, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, artificial intelligence, cyberpunk, terrorism, man versus machine, future dystopia, danger, a.i., chaos, research, isolation, heroic mission ...
Time: future, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Ghost in the Shell Arise - Border 4: Ghost Stands Alone (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 59 min.
Story: The upcoming installment's story takes place amidst signs of postwar reconstruction in the winter of 2028. Tensions are rising in New Port City as demonstrations are held concerning the interests of foreign cartels. This leads to a shooting ...
Style: stylized, futuristic, dark, humorous, twists and turns ...
Plot: cyborgs, androids and robots, cyberpunk, imaginary, technology gone awry, law enforcement, mind game, rivalry, danger, government agency, uncover truth, chases and races ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chaos, space travel, adventure, imaginary, a.i., danger, undercover, government agency, save the world, man versus machine, life is a bitch, partners against crime ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. 2nd GIG – Individual Eleven (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 162 min.
Story: The year is 2030. Six months passed since the Laughing Man Incident was solved. About 3 million refugees are living in Japan, invited to fill the labor shortage. However, the emergent presence of the invited-refugees intensified their confrontation ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Plot: androids and robots, computer, terrorism, a.i., danger, chaos, battles, hacking, heroes, escapades, imaginary, rivalry ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Mobile Suit Gundam (1979)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
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: serious, exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: androids and robots, spacecraft, space station, outer space, evil alien, imaginary, heroes, adventure, chaos, heroic mission, superhero, space and aliens ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Mobile Suit Gundam I (1981)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 137 min.
Story: In the year Universal Century 0079, humans have colonized the area of space lying in between the Earth and the moon. However the ambitious Zabi family, rulers of the Duchy of Zeon (the grouping of colonies furthest from the earth) has sparked a war.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space wars, androids and robots, danger, man versus machine, rivalry, adventure, superhero, escapades, imaginary, master villain, fighting crime, society ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam A New Translation III: Love is the Pulse of the Stars (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Universal Century 0087, Char Aznable has now become the leader of the AEUG. Scirocco, the man from Jupiter, schemes to seize control of the Titans. Haman, the Axis leader, is attempting to restore the Zabi family. Through politics and strategy, ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: battles, heroic mission, good versus evil, heroes, adventure, danger, space wars, space and aliens, escapades, androids and robots, political unrest, collision ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%