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Patlabor 2: The Movie (1993)
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Patlabor 2: The Movie (1993)
Original name: 機動警察パトレイバー 2 the Movie
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 agent, the team gets close to a terrorist leader to stop things from going out of control when after the military is impelled to impose martial law.
Style: exciting, atmospheric, rough, bleak, serious, futuristic, suspenseful, stylized, saga, adult animation
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, crimes, special agents, heroes, partners, political intrigue, rebellion, urban, heroic mission, imaginary, chaos and mayhem, chaos, law enforcement, political unrest, rebelliousness, government agency, state affairs, weapon system, take over, partners against crime, robot, police, military, politics, warrior ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, stylized, futuristic and suspenseful films with plots about androids and robots, imaginary, danger, rivalry, chaos, heroes and future dystopia mostly in Animation, Sci-Fi and Action genres. Some movies like Patlabor 2: The Movie: Patlabor: The Movie (1989), Ghost in the Shell (1995), Ghost in the Shell 2.0 (2008), Patlabor: The Mobile Police (1989), Akira (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Patlabor: The Movie (1989)
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, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, robot, conspiracy, police, save the day, crimes, weapon system, infected, chaos, future dystopia, neo noir, space travel ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: mind bending, futuristic, exciting, philosophical, atmospheric ...
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, artificial intelligence, policewoman, cyborgs, hacker, technology gone awry, distopia, mind game, chase, androids and robots, cyberspace ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Ghost in the Shell Arise - Border 2: Ghost Whispers (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 57 min.
Story: Freed of her responsibilities with the 501 Organization, Motoko Kusanagi must now learn how to take orders from Aramaki. Someone hacks the Logicomas, and Batou enlists the help of former army intelligence officer Ishikawa and former air artillery ...
Style: stylized, futuristic, psychological, exciting, serious ...
Plot: androids and robots, terrorism, partners, mind game, police investigation, mystery, danger, a.i., fighting crime, undercover, partners against crime, technology gone awry ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ 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: stylized, atmospheric, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: cyberpunk, female spy, cyberspace, androids and robots, terrorism, hacker, woman fights a man, future dystopia, anti heroine, mind game, uncover truth, good versus evil ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Patlabor: The Mobile Police (1989)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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, mecha, semi serious, exciting, humorous ...
Plot: urban, martial arts, robot, androids and robots, crimes, imaginary, law enforcement, fighting crime, escapades, nudity (full frontal - brief), swat team, super vehicle ...
Time: future
Place: tokyo, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Akira (1988)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Childhood friends Tetsuo and Kaneda are pulled into the post-apocalyptic underworld of Neo-Tokyo and forced to fight for their very survival. Kaneda is a bike gang leader, and Tetsuo is a member of a tough motorcycle crew who becomes involved in a ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, cult film, serious, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, military, motorcycle gang, experiment, protest, mutation, government corruption, distopia, scientist, nuclear holocaust, save the world, hallucination ...
Time: future, 21st century, 80s, year 2019, 2010s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, investigation, androids, androids and robots, 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 ⇓
56%
 7.2
 20K
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, heroic mission, steampunk, adventure, save the day, self discovery, uncover truth, world domination, androids and robots, society ...
Time: future, 1930s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: futuristic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: cyberspace, mind game, danger, terrorism, investigation, a.i., hacker, law enforcement, dishonesty, future dystopia, fighting crime, black market ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: serious, stylized, suspenseful, exciting, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: battles, adventure, good versus evil, heroes, heroic mission, collision, space station, danger, space and aliens, uninhibited rivalry, escapades, rivalry ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Ghost in the Shell Arise - Border 3: Ghost Tears (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Posing as lovers on vacation, Motoko and Batou work to try to stop a terrorist organization whose symbol is the Scrasath. Meanwhile, Togusa investigates a murder of a man who possessed a prosthetic leg manufactured by the Mermaid's Leg ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious, futuristic ...
Plot: androids and robots, terrorism, police investigation, fighting crime, imaginary, technology gone awry, law enforcement, mind game, deadly, uncover truth, a.i., murder ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, exciting, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Audience: teens
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Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - Solid State Society (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
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Time: future, 21st century, 2030s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Mardock Scramble: The First Compression (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 69 min.
Story: Rune Ballot is a down-and-out teen prostitute in Mardock City. One day, she's picked up by an ambitious casino manager named Shell who gives her everything she could want. Renewed by a false innocence, a false past, and now the false life Shell ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, futuristic, bleak ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, rough, futuristic, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
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Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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
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Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (2012)
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Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: psychological, atmospheric, bleak, surreal, futuristic ...
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Time: future
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 70 min.
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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, mecha, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 48 min.
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Audience: teens, boys' night
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Time: future
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 90 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: Japan
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 109 min.
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Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, stylized
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Mobile Suit Gundam III: Encounters in Space (1982)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 144 min.
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Time: future
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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, rough, stylized, philosophical ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, future, 2030s, near future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Mobile Suit Gundam II: Soldiers of Sorrow (1981)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 139 min.
Story: After managing to survive attacks by Zeon's Char Aznable and Garma Zabi, the crew of Federation warship White Base and its mobile suits must battle Zeon forces through Asia, Europe, and the Atlantic Ocean if they are to reach Earth ...
Style: futuristic, bleak, stylized, exciting, serious
Audience: teens
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Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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
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Time: near future
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.4
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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, stylized, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: teens
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Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, exciting ...
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Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
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35%