Movies and TV shows like Noir

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Noir (2001)
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Noir (2001)
Original name: ノワール
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Noir is a tale of assassins, in particular one named Mireille Bouquet, a contract killer who receives a message from a young girl with no memory about herself, but is an incredibly efficient killing machine. The story takes us on a pilgrimage to the pasts of both girls, which leads them to Paris, France, and someone is trying to stop them...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized, gothic, suspense
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, mercenary, amnesia, female warrior, obsessive quest, haunted by the past, uncover truth, crimes, crime, life is a bitch, identity crisis, deathtrap, master warrior, dishonesty, escapades, emotionless, heroes, assassin, very little dialogue, murderer, adventure, friends, betrayal, partners, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, corsica, paris france, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, serious, suspenseful and stylized films and TV series with plots about danger, heroes, rivalry, escapades, murder, adventure and violence mostly in Animation, Action and Drama genres. Some movies like Noir: Michiko and Hatchin (2008), Gungrave (2003), Madlax (2004), Monster (2004), Claymore (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Michiko and Hatchin (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: The story takes place in a fictional country with cultural traces from South American countries, mostly from Brazil. The title's Michiko is a free-willed "sexy diva" who escapes from a supposedly inescapable prison fortress, while ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, prison escape, foster home, on the run, partners, orphan, crimes, friends, on the road, strong female presence, track down, diva ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, latin america, south america
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 7.9
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Gungrave (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Gungrave is a Japanese animated television series based on the video game of the same name, created by Yasuhiro Nightow. The series is directed by Toshiyuki Tsuru, from a screenplay by Yousuke Kuroda, and produced by Madhouse Studios. The series ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, bleak, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, gang, friendship, hitman, murder, violence, heroic mission, leadership, obsessive quest, rise and fall, presumed dead, tragic hero ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
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Madlax (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Madlax is a 26-episode Japanese anime television series produced in 2004 by the Bee Train animation studio. Kōichi Mashimo directed Madlax and the soundtrack was composed by Yuki Kajiura. The DVD version was released by ADV Films in North America ...
Style: stylized, psychological, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, investigation, on the run, undercover, heroic mission, heroes, good versus evil, crimes, government agency, deadly, mind game, hitman ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.6
 21K
Monster (2004)
Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Kenzou Tenma, a Japanese brain surgeon in Germany, finds his life in utter turmoil after getting involved with a psychopath that was once a former patient.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, psychological ...
Plot: doctor, murder, moral dilemma, mastermind, hospital, false accusation, guilt, protagonist as suspect, track down, society, crimes, investigator ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Claymore (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: In a world rife with deadly creatures called "youma", a young silver eyed woman, Clare, works on behalf of an organization that trains female youma halfbreeds into warriors with the ability to destroy these creatures. Considered a rogue ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: adventure, supernatural, danger, supernatural ability, monster, good versus evil, imaginary, suffering, heroic mission, imaginary kingdom, heroes, battle ...
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Fate/Zero (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: War of the Holy Grail - Pursuing the power of the "Holy Grail" which grants a miracle, this is a contest in which seven magi summon seven Heroic Spirits to compete for it. In that battle whose conclusion was postponed three times, now, the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, semi serious, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: master warrior, adventure, holy grail, king arthur, epic battle, supernatural, escapades, mortal combat, rivalry, ambition, imaginary, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
428: The Animation (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Two years ago, Shibuya was ravaged by a biological terrorist attack using the deadly Ua virus. Maria Osawa was saved when her father inoculated her against the virus, but is left with partial amnesia from the shock. She works as a cameraman when ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, entertaining, humorous ...
Plot: terrorism, assassination attempt, danger, deadly, leadership, assassin, escapades, journalism, terrorist group, war on terror, save the day, prodigy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, shanghai
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48%
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Black Cat (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Train Heartnet is a famous assassin known as Black Cat. He works for Chronos, an organization that secretly controls the world. However, he begins to question the morality of his actions after he befriends two bounty hunters named Saya and Sven, a ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, adventure, danger, couple relations, heroes, hitman, deadly, tough heroes, crimes, criminal heroes, mercenary, cat ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Movie in collections
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Golgo 13 (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Golgo 13 is not his real name. Then again, neither is Duke Togo, Tadashi Togo, or any number of the aliases he goes by. A man of mystery, not even the world’s most prominent intelligence agencies can determine who Golgo really is, or just where he ...
Style: exciting, suspense, captivating, twists and turns, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sniper, hitman, danger, crimes, tough heroes, murder, mission, attempted murder, assassination, chase, seduction, agent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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My-Hime (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: My-HiME is an anime series, created by Sunrise. Directed by Masakazu Obara and written by Hiroyuki Yoshino, the series originally premiered in Japan on TV Tokyo from September 2004 to March 2005. The show is a comedy-drama focusing on the lives of ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, serious, exciting, mecha
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, tragic hero, friendship, save the world, adventure, good versus evil, world domination, rivalry, danger, betrayal, youth, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Mafia is rife in America where assassinations are a regular occurrence on the streets. Inferno, a mysterious company, is behind most of these dealings through the use of their near-invincible human weapon, "Phantom." One day, a Japanese ...
Style: serious, tense, exciting, intense, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, crimes, memory loss, kidnapping, danger, teenage life, adventure, escapades, undercover, youth, assassination attempt, attempted murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, mongolia, america, los angeles ...
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23%
 7.9
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Tokyo Ghoul (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Ken Kaneki is a bookworm college student who meets a girl names Rize at a cafe he frequents. They're the same age and have the same interests, so they quickly become close. Little does Kaneki know that Rize is a ghoul - a kind of monster that ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, bloody, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: dark fantasy, danger, supernatural, murder, supernatural ability, deadly creature, youth, secret identity, friends, survival, hunt down, good versus evil ...
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, east asia
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43%
Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side: Sword Oratoria (2017)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: After having descended upon this world, the gods have created guilds where adventurers can test their mettle. These guilds, known as "familia," grant adventurers the chance to explore, gather, hunt, or simply enjoy themselves. The Sword ...
Style: captivating, exciting, humorous, absurd, light
Plot: friendship, danger, rivalry, violence, adventure, escapades, adaptation, youth, society, redemption, dishonesty, mentor ...
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Mobile Suit Gundam Seed (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 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: serious, suspenseful, stylized
Plot: tragic hero, redemption, space wars, heroic mission, good versus evil, save the world, adventure, escapades, heroes, danger, master villain, battles ...
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B: The Beginning (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: In a world powered by advanced technology, crime and action unfold in the archipelagic nation of Cremona. Genius investigator Keith Flick rejoins the royal police force just as serial killer "B" emerges. Mysterious youth Koku may be an ...
Style: suspense, exciting, psychological, captivating, tense
Plot: secret organization, revenge, massacre, violence, brainwashing, dark fantasy, police, supernatural, investigation, danger, crimes, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Naruto Shippuden (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Naruto Shippuuden is the continuation of the original animated TV series Naruto.The story revolves around an older and slightly more matured Uzumaki Naruto and his quest to save his friend Uchiha Sasuke from the grips of the snake-like Shinobi, ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, serious, saga
Audience: pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: heroes, master warrior, supernatural ability, team, friendship, young heroes, ninja, villain, good versus evil, mission, adventure, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.7
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91 Days (2016)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: During Prohibition, the law held no power and the mafia ruled the town. The story takes place in Lawless, a town thriving on black market sales of illicitly brewed liquor. Avilio returns to Lawless after some time away, following the murder of his ...
Style: tense, thought provoking, suspense, suspenseful, sentimental ...
Plot: mafia, tragedy, gunfight, gangsters, betrayal, violence, murder, brutality, prohibition era, family, revenge, life & death ...
Time: 1920s, 19th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Cowboy Bebop (1998)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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 ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, atmospheric, stylized, tragicomedy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bounty hunter, space travel, outer space, future dystopia, escapades, jazz, buddies, neo-noir, friendship, hacker, fighting crime, neo noir ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Black Lagoon (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Black Lagoon is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Rei Hiroe. It has been published in Shogakukan's Monthly Sunday Gene-X since 2002, and nine collected volumes have been released so far. It was later adapted into an anime ...
Style: exciting, humorous, suspenseful, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: mercenary, pirate, danger, arms dealer, adventure, crimes, femme fatale, mafia, hostage, gang, rivalry, team ...
Place: japan, asia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Spirit Devourer: Zero (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Follows two friends, daughters of exorcists, who are now members of the government's secret Supernatural Disaster Countermeasures Division that fights demons when they appear in Japan.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural, good versus evil, imaginary, curses spells and rituals, rivalry, supernatural ability, danger, escapades, government agency, deadly creature, heroes, mission gone awry ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, ethnic humor ...
Plot: samurai, adventure, martial arts, danger, pride and honor, friendship, master warrior, obsessive quest, katana, on the road, hip hop, journey ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: japan, feudal japan, okinawa japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Book of Bantorra (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: In a world where dead people turn into books and are stored in the Bantorra Library where anyone who reads a book can learn their past. Bantorra Library is maintained by Armed Librarians who wield psychic powers and their enemy is a religious ...
Style: exciting, seinen, captivating, entertaining, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: save the day, danger, plague, supernatural, religions or cults, church, deadly, supernatural ability, escapades, dishonesty, life after death, adventure ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.7
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Kite (1998)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Sawa may seem innocent and naive, but don’t be fooled. She is a cold-blooded killer, and if you’re on the wrong side of the law, you may be her next target. Not content to just watch as the imperfect justice system lets more and more criminals ...
Style: hentai, adult animation, rough, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: orphan, hitman, psychopath, pedophilia, rape, vengeance, investigation, police investigation, chase, good versus evil, police detective, revenge ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, future, near future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Sword Art Online (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: The players of a virtual reality MMORPG, Sword Art Online, are trapped and fighting for their very lives. After it is announced that the only way to leave the game is by beating it, Kirito—a very powerful swordsman—and his friends take on a ...
Style: exciting, stylized, touching, serious, mind bending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: virtual reality, adventure, danger, survival, master warrior, struggle, swords and armor, trapped, fall in love, monster, rivalry, determination ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.9
 11K
Kill La Kill (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: The story centers around two fiercely fighting schoolgirls, Ryuuko Matoi and Satsuki Kiryuuin. On a campus ruled by force, a transfer student wielding a Basami sword brings about upheaval.
Style: atmospheric, exciting, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vengeance, supernatural ability, murder, high school, fighting the system, social relations, uncover truth, good versus evil, escapades, danger, youth, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 8.7
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Dragon Ball Z (1989)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Dragon Ball Z is a Japanese animated television series produced by Toei Animation. Dragon Ball Z is the sequel to the Dragon Ball anime and adapts the last 26 volumes of the original 42 volume Dragon Ball manga series created by Akira Toriyama The ...
Style: humorous, serious, semi serious, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: dragon, martial arts, friendship, alien encounter, magical, alien, transformation, sacrifice, good versus evil, heroes, save the world, space and aliens ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Gunslinger Girl (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: The Social Welfare Agency saves the lives of terminal patients using cybernetic implants. Then it teaches them to kill. After surviving the slaughter of her family, young Henrietta awakens to her new life at the Agency with a rebuilt body and no ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, rough, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted by the past, teaching the ways of the world, undercover, female killer, young heroes, government agency, manipulations, exploit, exploitation, manipulation, youth, deadly ...
Time: future
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Witch Hunter Robin (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Solomon fights the harmful use of witchcraft using a database of witches, which includes those who have obtained the power of witchcraft through genetics and others who carry the gene in order to arrest or eliminate them should their powers ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized, twists and turns
Audience: teens
Plot: redemption, inquisition, heroic mission, supernatural, adventure, secret movement, supernatural ability, working undercover, moral dilemma, prodigy, life is a bitch, undercover ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.7
 5K
Sailor Moon (1992)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: One day, Usagi Tsukino, clumsy 2nd-year middle school student (8th grader), stumbles upon a talking cat named Luna. Luna tells her that she is destined to be Sailor Moon, "champion of love and justice", and she must search for the fabled ...
Style: atmospheric, exciting, stylized, epic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: friendship, good versus evil, superhero, save the world, princess, young heroes, adventure, heroic mission, imaginary, school, cat, supernatural ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Batman: Year One (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 64 min.
Story: Two men come to Gotham City: Bruce Wayne after years abroad feeding his lifelong obsession for justice and Jim Gordon after being too honest a cop with the wrong people elsewhere. After learning painful lessons about the city's corruption on ...
Style: stylized, exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, batman, vigilantism, police corruption, origin of hero, danger, gadget, fighting crime, good versus evil, crimes, partners against crime, vigilante ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%