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20th Century Boys 1: Beginning of the End (2008)
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20th Century Boys 1: Beginning of the End (2008)
Original name: 20世紀少年 第1章 終わりの始まり
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 142 min.
Story: In 1969, Kenji, an elementary school kid and his friends built a secret base during their summer holidays. They fantasized that they had to fight villains who were out to conquer the world and wrote them in the Book of Prophecies. Years later in 1997, Kenji becomes a convenience store manager and leads a regular life after giving up his dreams to become a rock star. His boring life is suddenly turned upside down when his old classmate dies mysteriously and an entire family in the neighbourhood disappears. At the same time, a religious cult and its mysterious leader, Friend emerges and a strange chain of events duplicating exactly the events described in the Book of Prophecies follow. Is this the beginning of the end of the world? Who is Friend?
Style: offbeat, serious, suspenseful, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rock, store, teenage life, apocalypse, adventure, best friends, heroes, terrorism, religions or cults, save the world, danger, society, escapades, deadly, cult, terrorist, bbc, religion, male female relationship, train, underground, oil, fire, childhood, childhood friend ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 90s, 70s, 1990s, 2010s, 2000s
Place: japan, asia, america, thailand, bangkok thailand, california, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, exciting and offbeat films with plots about danger, escapades, heroes, adventure, save the world, deadly and supernatural mostly in Sci-Fi, Adventure and Fantasy genres. Some movies like 20th Century Boys 1: Beginning of the End: Rebirth of Mothra (1996), Rebirth of Mothra II (1997), Japan Sinks (2006), Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964), Legend of the Phoenix (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
20th Century Boys 3: Redemption (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 156 min.
Story: The final showdown, and the final reveal: who is Friend? How can he be stopped?
Style: serious, stylized, offbeat, futuristic, exciting ...
Plot: save the world, rebellion, deadly virus, rebelliousness, escapades, life is a bitch, imaginary, heroes, adventure, future dystopia, danger, cult ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: asia, tokyo, japan
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20th Century Boys - Chapter 2: The Last Hope (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Set 15 years after "Twentieth Century Boys," Kanna (Airi Taira) reunites with several main characters from the first film in an attempt to stop Friend's increasing influence over the world and continued plans to eliminate humanity, as ...
Style: suspenseful, offbeat, stylized, serious
Plot: heroes, save the world, teenage life, battles, worldwide chaos, terrorism, good versus evil, gangsters, escapades, adventure, friendship, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Rebirth of Mothra (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A new Mothra takes to the air and must battle Death Ghidora to save humanity.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, scary, offbeat, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, escapades, heroic mission, deadly creature, imaginary, adventure, uninhibited rivalry, chaos and mayhem, heroes, space and aliens, chases and races, dangerous animal ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 1990s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Rebirth of Mothra II (1997)
Genre: Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Mothra's twin nymphs and children from the city find a lost city, as well as a giant monster that is attracted to environmental calamities.
Style: serious, stylized, exciting, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: space and aliens, imaginary, dangerous animal, deadly creature, heroes, twins, uninhibited rivalry, escapades, deadly, adventurer, environmentalism, destiny ...
Time: 1990s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Japan Sinks (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Japan sinks! Proving once again that Japan will never cease to find inventive ways to destroy itself on screen, this summer's blockbuster Sinking of Japan brings apocalypse through tectonics. Based on Sakyo Komatsu's best-selling novel, ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: tsunami, chaos, heroes, chaos and mayhem, forces of nature, love affair, chases and races, escapades, negotiation, rescue, ocean or sea, save the planet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The Earth is headed for disaster and when an archeological research team visits Infant Island to find out why, they discover two tiny women who reveal that the Earth is fighting back for all the harm humans have done here and sends out the evil ...
Style: suspenseful, serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: volcano, ecology, archaeologist, deadly, chaos, supernatural, save the world, chaos and mayhem, adventure, escapades, rivalry, adventurer ...
Time: 1990s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The 4th film in the Godzilla franchise restores the serious tone of the original Godzilla film. A greedy developer has placed huge machines to suck dry a part of the ocean near Tokyo so he can build luxury condos. After a storm, a giant egg washes ...
Style: epic, serious, suspenseful, harsh, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster, giant monster, moth, dangerous animal, island, survival, anti heroes, heroes, experiment gone awry, chaos and mayhem, heroic mission, disorder ...
Time: 1960s, 80s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Legend of the Phoenix (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Hong Kong, Japan
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two magically powerful monks who were separated at birth are reunited to fight the King of Hell.
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, exciting, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural, heroic mission, escapades, adventure, save the world, ambition, good versus evil, rivalry, martial arts, heroes, obsessive quest, folk hero ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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2012 Doomsday (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: On December 21, 2012 four strangers on a journey of faith are drawn to an ancient temple in the heart of Mexico. For the Mayans it is the last recorded day. For NASA scientists it is a cataclysmic polar shift. For the rest of us, it is Doomsday.
Style: suspenseful, serious, futuristic, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: apocalypse, faith, adventure, forces of nature, chaos, save the world, race against time, heroes, supernatural, chases and races, heroic mission, danger ...
Time: 21st century, year 2012, 2010s
Place: mexico, latin america, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Son of Godzilla (1967)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The 8th Godzilla film is aimed at an even younger audience than its predecessors. In the South Seas, scientists conducting weather experiments encounter gigantic mantises and a giant spider that are attacking Godzilla's offspring.
Style: scary, suspenseful, exciting, offbeat, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: island, danger, supernatural, heroes, chaos and mayhem, parents and children, imaginary, escapades, deadly creature, anti heroes, babies and infants, experiment gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Gamera 2: Attack of the Legion (1996)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A strange meteor lands in Japan unleashing hundreds of insect-like "legion" creatures which find their way into Tokyo. When the military fails to control the situation, Gamera shows up to deal with the ever-evolving space adversary.
Style: serious, suspenseful
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: anti heroes, deadly creature, chases and races, chaos and mayhem, adventure, imaginary, master villain, androids and robots, heroic mission, save the day, heroes, escapades ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Dark World (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In Russia, the mystic student of linguistic Marina Leonova is in love with her boyfriend Artur. However, he blows her off and dates their schoolmate Vika. When their class travels to the countryside with their Professor Sergey Rudolfovich to ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, enigmatic, suspense ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: supernatural, curses spells and rituals, mystery, imaginary, danger, female student, forest, witches, save the world, secret organization, expedition, ghost
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Beyond Atlantis (1973)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Philippines, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A band of adventurers invade a native island determined to grab a reported fortune in buried treasure.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, scary, offbeat, stylized ...
Plot: island, kidnapping, breeding, cult, chases and races, adventure, deadly, escapades, imaginary kingdom, adventurer, heist, danger ...
Place: the philippines, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Space Amoeba (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 84 min.
Story: When a space probe crash-lands on a far-flung Pacific atoll, the craft's alien stowaways decide to take over their new world one creature at a time. Soon, the parasitic life forms latch onto three indigenous critters -- a squid, a crab and a ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, exciting, serious
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Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Forty-two years after her first visit in Tokyo, Mothra returns to warn mankind that they must return Mechagodzilla, along with Godzilla's bones, to the sea, for the dead must not be disturbed. If not, dire consequences will follow. However, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night, teens
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Time: 2000s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Godzilla: Final Wars (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, Australia, China
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Evil Space Aliens called the Xilians unleashes all the Earth's monsters to lay waste to most of the world's major cities, including Tokyo, New York, Sydney, Shanghai and Paris. It is up to Godzilla and the Earth Defense Force to vanquish ...
Style: suspenseful, serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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End of the World (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In End of the World, the fate of humanity lies in the hands of two guys who run a video rental store and are “sci-fi obsessed” movie fans. And who better to save the world, than guys who have seen all the movies and all the “out there” ways ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, offbeat, semi serious, humorous
Plot: apocalypse, save the world, store, danger, adventure, escapades, space and aliens, heroes, forces of nature
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Red Spectacles (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Summer 1995. With the arrival of the "Age of Cats", the former Kerberos police unit is now disbanded. However one member remains, a stray dog who returns to his old roost after a three-years exile. This wild dog no longer has a master, but ...
Style: suspenseful, surreal, offbeat, dark humor, stylized ...
Plot: food poisoning, suitcase, surrealism, rebellion, deadly, law enforcement, fighting the system, police corruption, mysterious character, future dystopia, society, heroes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
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Style: futuristic, serious, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: heroes, vigilantism, danger, vengeance, deadly, rivalry, save the world, society, chaos, environmentalism, apocalypse, plague ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Samurai Resurrection (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, History, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: offbeat, serious, suspenseful, exciting, scary ...
Plot: ghost, samurai, danger, deadly, political unrest, vengeance, rivalry, rebelliousness, battles, religions or cults, reincarnation, zombie ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When Mothra went into outer space to stop a meteor from reaching Earth, she accidentally took with cells from Godzilla and remaining cells from Biollante that inhabited our atmosphere. The combined cells went through a black hole and created a new ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious
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Time: 1990s
Place: japan, asia, battleship
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Shepherd (1998)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: aka Cybercity It's the year 2017, the Earth's surface is destroyed and its citizens flee to an underground wasteland ruled by warring religious cults. In this sinful cybercity, Mercenary Dakota's (C. Thomas Howell) family is murdered ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, bleak ...
Plot: heroes, chases and races, apocalypse, chaos, religions or cults, society, rivalry, deadly, life is a bitch, future dystopia, adventure, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris (1999)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
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Style: serious, suspenseful
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Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After a treacherous expedition to retrieve a giant opal, disaster strikes as the opal reveals itself to be an egg which spawns Barugon, demon dog from Hell! Armed with a deadly tongue and cold beams, Barugon wreaks havoc on Japan. Gamera comes to ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious
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Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Omega Code (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In this spiritual thriller, an ancient prophecy is about to be fulfilled as a secret code brings the world to the edge of Apocalypse. Gillen Lane (Casper Van Dien) is a expert on theology and mythology who has gained international fame as a ...
Style: futuristic, serious, suspenseful, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: good versus evil, heroes, heroic mission, apocalypse, save the world, society, danger, chaos, escapades, curses spells and rituals, religions or cults, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, future
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Rebirth of Mothra III (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: To save the world, Mothra goes back in time in an attempt to defeat a younger King Ghidorah.
Style: serious, exciting, offbeat
Plot: time travel, good versus evil, moth, giant monster, monster, creature feature, dragon, creature, uninhibited rivalry, dangerous animal, space and aliens, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 1990s, prehistory
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Glen and Randa (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Teenagers Glen and Randa are members of a tribe that lives in a rural area, several decades after nuclear war has devastated the planet. They know nothing of the outside world, except that Glen has read about and seen pictures of a great city in ...
Style: psychological, serious, atmospheric, futuristic
Plot: beach, pregnancy, cult, commune, danger, countryside, save the world, apocalypse, teenage life, obsessive quest, future dystopia, escapades ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Radioactive Dreams (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Music, Sci-Fi
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After an atomic war Phillip Hammer and Marlowe Chandler have spent 15 years on their own in an bunker, stuffed with junk from the 40s and old detective novels. Now, 19 years old, they leave their shelter to find a world full of mutants, freaks and ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, stylized, humorous, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mutant, nuclear holocaust, crimes, adventure, chaos, future dystopia, apocalypse, deadly, danger, disco, punk, parody ...
Time: 21st century, middle ages, 40s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 698
Supersonic Man (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Spain
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A masked superhero (Michael Coby) with a private-eye disguise thwarts a madman's (Cameron Mitchell) death-ray plot.
Style: offbeat, humorous, semi serious, suspenseful
Plot: superhero, heroes, supernatural ability, superhuman powers, benign alien, imaginary, space and aliens, escapades, danger, save the world, good versus evil, master villain ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Godzilla 2000 (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Godzilla saves Tokyo from a flying saucer that transforms into the beast Orga.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: adventure, anti heroes, deadly creature, godzilla, heroic mission, danger, good versus evil, save the world, monster versus monster, monster, ocean or sea, skyscraper ...
Time: 2000s, 80s, future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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