Movies like Metropolis

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Metropolis (2001)
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Metropolis (2001)
Original name: メトロポリス
Genre: Animation, Action, 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 in a laboratory fire, she meets and befriends Kenichi, a boy who's traveled to Metropolis with his detective uncle in search of a scientist wanted for organ trafficking. Will her relationship with Kenichi, and the realization of the truth of her existence, change her destiny?
Style: futuristic, atmospheric, bleak, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, serious, cult film, visually appealing, weird ...
Plot: metropolis, robot, megalomaniac, artificial intelligence, heroic mission, adventure, self discovery, world domination, save the day, uncover truth, androids and robots, life is a bitch, danger, society, imaginary, chaos and mayhem, future dystopia, bio weapon, rebellion, steampunk, skyscraper, youth, heroes, urban, chaos ...
Time: future, 1930s
Place: japan, tokyo

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Most similar movies to Metropolis

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, stylized, futuristic and suspenseful films with plots about imaginary, chaos, danger, androids and robots, rivalry, heroes and escapades mostly in Animation, Action and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Metropolis: Akira (1988), Appleseed (2004), Patlabor: The Movie (1989), Parasite Dolls (2003), Appleseed Ex Machina (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Akira (1988)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, 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: atmospheric, surreal, cult film, serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, motorcycle gang, experiment, military, hallucination, protest, suprisingly clever, mutation, government corruption, distopia, scientist, nuclear holocaust ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2019, 80s, 2010s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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50%
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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, adventure, graphic violence, danger, post apocalypse, save the world ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, serious, exciting, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, robot, conspiracy, police, save the day, crimes, chaos, infected, weapon system, heroic mission, future dystopia, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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 ⇓
65%
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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, society, imaginary, supernatural, man versus machine, a.i., danger, escapades ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Appleseed Ex Machina (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: As members of ESWAT, the elite forces serving Olympus, Deunan and Briaereos they are deployed everywhere trouble strikes. Olympus finds itself under a stealth attack - cyborg terrorism, deadly nanotech zealots, and rioting citizens are just some of ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, mecha, futuristic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: androids and robots, cyborgs, terrorism, imaginary, a.i., future dystopia, chaos and mayhem, heroic mission, battles, computer animation, fight, androids ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, outer space, spacecraft, space station, evil alien, imaginary, heroes, adventure, heroic mission, chaos, superhero, space and aliens ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 ⇓
56%
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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.
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 ⇓
54%
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 583
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, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, heroic mission, good versus evil, adventure, danger, escapades, destiny, a.i., man versus machine, rivalry, save the world, society ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: futuristic, stylized, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, ghost, mars, robot, good versus evil, adventure, future dystopia, a.i., imaginary, haunted by the past, terrorism, apocalypse ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, mind bending, futuristic, exciting, atmospheric ...
Plot: cyberpunk, artificial intelligence, future dystopia, cyborgs, hacker, cyberspace, policewoman, androids and robots, distopia, mind game, chase, technology gone awry ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 ⇓
49%
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 ⇓
49%
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, exciting, serious ...
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 ⇓
49%
Appleseed Alpha (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Based on the comic book by the creator of Ghost in the Shell, a young female soldier Deunan and her cyborg partner Briareos survive through the post World War 3 apocalyptic New York in search of human's future hope, the legendary city of ...
Style: mecha, exciting, serious, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: androids and robots, cyborgs, danger, post apocalypse, cyberpunk, save the world, heroic mission, female warrior, good versus evil, post apocalyptic, graphic violence, heroes ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: new york, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam A New Translation I: Heir to the Stars (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Universal Century 0087. The Titans, a bellicose faction among the Earth Federation Forces, grows powerful and tyrannical, even using poison gas to suppress a civil unrest. Dissident soldiers from the same military stand against them, forming a ...
Style: rough, futuristic, suspenseful, exciting, mecha ...
Audience: teens
Plot: battles, heroic mission, rivalry, adventure, heroes, good versus evil, chaos, battle zone, uninhibited rivalry, escapades, danger, space and aliens ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: battles, adventure, heroes, heroic mission, good versus evil, uninhibited rivalry, danger, escapades, political unrest, rivalry, space wars, androids and robots ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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 ⇓
44%
 7.4
 73K
The Animatrix (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Straight from the creators of the groundbreaking Matrix trilogy, this collection of short animated films from the world's leading anime directors fuses computer graphics and Japanese anime to provide the background of the Matrix universe and ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, bleak, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, man versus machine, cyberpunk, save the world, technology gone awry, alternate reality, hacker, danger, a.i., androids and robots, cyberspace, heroes ...
Time: future, 21st century, 22nd century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 ⇓
43%
 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, twists and turns, stylized, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: utopia, terrorism, androids and robots, cyberpunk, imaginary, adventure, man versus machine, master warrior, a.i., vestiges of humanity, genetic engineering, chaos ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.9
 17K
Steamboy (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 126 min.
Story: After receiving a package from his Grandfather, Rei, a young inventor living in England during the mid-19th century, has his life thrown into disarray. The package contains a "Steam Ball", a device of incredible power, and a letter asking ...
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, atmospheric, epic ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: steampunk, adventure, inventor, deadly weapon, technology gone awry, heroic mission, rescue, inventions and discoveries, rivalry, danger, master villain, chases and races ...
Time: 19th century, future, 1860s
Place: england, london, manchester, united kingdom, manchester england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Mobile Suit Gundam II: Soldiers of Sorrow (1981)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, War
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
Plot: spacecraft, outer space, space wars, rivalry, space and aliens, heroes, imaginary, adventure, escapades, danger, evil alien, battles ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.6
 2K
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 ⇓
40%
Battle Angel Alita (1993)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 54 min.
Story: A Hunter Warrior and cyborg healer named Ido formerly lived in the floating land of Zalem, the paradise that hovers above the refuse heap of Scrap Iron City in which he now resides with his former lover, Chiren. In his travels as a bounty hunter — ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough, bleak, futuristic
Plot: cyberpunk, bounty hunter, androids and robots, distopia, cyborgs, nudity (full frontal - brief), apocalypse, robot, graphic violence, future dystopia, killer robot, genetic engineering ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Munich, Germany, 1923. Two years have passed since Edward Elric was dragged from his own world to ours, leaving behind his country, his friends and his younger brother, Alphonse. Stripped of his alchemical powers, he has been all this time ...
Style: exciting, suspense, stylized, intense, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: alchemy, heroic mission, adventure, imaginary, nazi, curses spells and rituals, danger, master villain, heroes, tornado, ethnic slur, army ...
Time: future
Place: munich germany, germany, japan, tokyo, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: suspenseful, humorous, stylized, offbeat, semi serious ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: martial arts, good versus evil, imaginary, master warrior, superhuman powers, save the world, rivalry, obsessive quest, heroes, danger, farce, silly humor ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Mobile Suit Gundam F91 (1991)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: U.C. 0123. After a generation of peace, the Earth Federation has begun to build new space colonies to house humanity's growing population. But a new force, the aristocratic Crossbone Vanguard, plans to seize the colonies of the newly ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, stylized, serious, futuristic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: battles, outer space, androids and robots, evil alien, space and aliens, imaginary, future dystopia, chaos and mayhem, superhero, survival, chaos, adventure ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: boys' night, teens
Plot: philosophy, insanity, loneliness, evil alien, youth, apocalypse, space wars, end of the world, catastrophe, rebirth, save the world, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, future, 2010s
Place: tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%