Movies like Paprika 2006

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Paprika
Original name: パプリカ
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patient's dreams is stolen, all hell breaks loose. Only a young female therapist can stop it: Paprika.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, stylized, psychological, twists and turns, serious, psychedelic, cerebral, philosophical, enigmatic ...
Plot: dreams, mental illness, surveillance, guilt, surrealism, paranoia, alter ego, amateur detective, male nudity, imagination, investigation, storytelling, fantasy world, psychology, creativity, future dystopia, visceral, art, dream, loneliness, philosophy, twists & turns, childhood, violent, mentor ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion
Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Japan
90 min.
 8.3
Evangelion: 2.0 You Can
Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Japan
112 min.
 8.0
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out stylized, atmospheric, enigmatic and melancholic films with plots about storytelling, dialogue, mentor, brutality, fantasy world, loneliness and danger mostly in Animation, Sci-Fi and Drama genres. Some movies like Paprika: Perfect Blue (1997), Metropolis (2001), Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (2012), A Scanner Darkly (2006), Patlabor: The Movie (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Perfect Blue
Genre: Animation, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A retired pop singer turned actress' sense of reality is shaken when she is stalked by an obsessed fan and seemingly a ghost of her past.
Style: surreal, suspenseful, psychological, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: obsession, murder, serial killer, insanity, violence, rape, stalking, surrealism, singer, mentally unstable, split personality, mental illness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Originally a collection of clips from the Neon Genesis Evangelion TV series, Death was created as a precursor to the re-worked ending of the series. Rebirth was intended as that re-worked ending, but after production overruns Rebirth became only the ...
Style: stylized, psychological, futuristic, serious, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: apocalypse, androids and robots, high school, death, hospital, evil alien, splatter, psychology, master villain, vengeance, save the world, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: japan, tokyo
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    User:   100%
 
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Metropolis
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 ...
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Time: future, 1930s
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    User:   100%
 
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Evangelion: 3.0 You Can
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: surreal, futuristic, atmospheric, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: apocalypse, loneliness, androids and robots, father son relationship, robot, young heroes, alternate universe, end of the world, storytelling, save the world, space opera, future dystopia ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, battleship, tokyo
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    User:   96%
 
Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 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, atmospheric, stylized, surreal, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: insanity, apocalypse, violence, depression, end of the world, death, brutality, loneliness, a.i., psychology, giant robots, androids and robots ...
Time: 21st century, future, 2010s
Place: japan, tokyo
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System:   84%
    User:   97%
 
Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence
Genre: Animation, 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, stylized, serious, philosophical, cerebral ...
Audience: teens
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Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, hong kong, asia, battleship
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System:   83%
    User:   75%
 
A Scanner Darkly
Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An undercover cop in a not-too-distant future becomes involved with a dangerous new drug and begins to lose his own identity as a result.
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Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: california, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   80%
    User:   50%
 
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Patlabor: The Movie
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, talky, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   87%
 
Evangelion: 1.0 You Are
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, serious, exciting, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
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Time: near future
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   78%
    User:   67%
 
Evangelion: 2.0 You Can
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: atmospheric, stylized, futuristic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: androids and robots, loneliness, man versus machine, end of the world, storytelling, vengeance, save the world, dark hero, violent, future dystopia, fantasy world, dialogue ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   78%
    User:   67%
 
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Metropia
Genre: Animation, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Norway
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In the near future, oil reserves are nearly depleted and Europe is connected by series of underground tunnels. While navigating these tunnels, Roger hears voices, one in particular. Seeking a way to rid himself of the voice only leads Roger deeper ...
Style: stylized, futuristic, serious, atmospheric, gloomy ...
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Time: future
Place: europe, san francisco, scandinavia, stockholm sweden, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   73%
    User:   66%
 
Tokyo Godfathers
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: One Christmas Eve three people, a middle-aged alcoholic named Gin, a former drag queen Hana and a dependent runaway girl Miyuki, discover an abandoned newborn while looking through the garbage.
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, emotional, feel good ...
Plot: christmas, holiday, homeless, babies and infants, cross dressing, jazz, storytelling, firefly, buddies, track down, runaway, giant robots ...
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Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   72%
    User:   75%
 
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Time: future
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   72%
    User:   62%
 
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The Animatrix
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Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: stylized, serious, exciting, interesting, philosophical ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
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Time: future, 22nd century, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   71%
    User:   65%
 
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
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Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When 17-year-old Makoto Konno gains the ability to, quite literally, "leap" backwards through time, she immediately sets about improving her grades and preventing personal mishaps. However, she soon realises that changing the past ...
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Audience: teens
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Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   71%
    User:   84%
 
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Tekkonkinkreet
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Crime
Country: Japan
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When mysterious foreign entrepreneurs appear with the intention of tearing down Treasure Town and replacing it with an amusement park, Black and White face their greatest adversaries yet. It is up to the destructive Black to save the fate of the ...
Style: stylized, semi serious, exciting, colourful, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, violence, gang, urban, heroic mission, homeless, life & death, childhood, good versus evil, cyberpunk, stylish, art ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   70%
    User:   84%
 
Cowboy Bebop: The Movie
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Mars. Days before Halloween 2071. Villains blow up a tanker truck on Highway One, releasing a deadly virus that kills hundreds. Fearing a bigger, even more devastating biochemical attack, an astronomical reward is offered for the arrest and capture ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, atmospheric, witty, surreal ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mars, vengeance, revenge, chase, violence, bounty hunter, betrayal, space travel, outer space, neo noir, race against time, fight scenes ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   68%
    User:   81%
 
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Steamboy
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, 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, epic, serious, exciting, futuristic ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: adventure, steampunk, betrayal, chase, good versus evil, cyberpunk, father son relationship, storytelling, weapons, fantasy world, master villain, superhero ...
Time: 19th century, future, 1860s
Place: england, japan, tokyo, london, alaska ...
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System:   68%
    User:   77%
 
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Harlock: Space Pirate
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Space Pirate Captain Harlock and his fearless crew face off against the space invaders who seek to conquer the planet Earth.
Style: futuristic, stylized, epic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, space opera, idealism, redemption, outer space, adventure, pirate, firefly, spacecraft, space wars, battles, steampunk ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo, battleship
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   78%
 
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The Congress
Genre: Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Israel, Germany, Poland, Luxembourg, Belgium, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: More than two decades after catapulting to stardom with The Princess Bride, Robin Wright decides to take her final job: preserving her likeness for a future Hollywood. Through a deal brokered by her loyal, longtime agent and the head of Miramount ...
Style: futuristic, surreal, stylized, serious, thought provoking ...
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Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
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System:   66%
    User:   74%
 
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Time Masters
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Country: France, Switzerland, West Germany, UK, Hungary
Duration: 78 min.
Story: On planet Perdide, an attack of giant hornets leaves Piel – a young boy – alone in a wrecked car with his dying father. A mayday message reaches their friend Jaffar, an adventurer travelling through space. On board Jaffar’s shuttle are the ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, stylized, futuristic, serious ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: adventure, time travel, distant planet, daring rescue, heroic mission, space travel, chases and races, imagination, space and aliens, danger, escapades, pornography ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   60%
 
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Gozu
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Minami mistakenly kills a gangster associate of his named Brother. Almost as soon as the murder takes place, the body of the deceased man is gone, prompting Minami to conduct a search. While looking, he finds a mysterious isolated hotel where he ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, dark humor, offbeat, serious ...
Plot: obsession, hotel, gangsters, surrealism, brutality, paranoia, insanity, death, male nudity, restaurant, visceral, gory ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   61%
 
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Spriggan
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An elite superhuman agent must stop a foreign military unit from seizing control of an ancient artifact that holds the key to ultimate power.
Style: stylized, serious, suspenseful, exciting, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: adventure, violence, brutality, good versus evil, death, cyborgs, fight scenes, master villain, fantasy world, giant robots, dialogue, superhero ...
Place: japan, turkey, tokyo, pentagon, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   62%
 
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 7.4
 8K
The Cure
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A wave of gruesome murders is sweeping Tokyo. The only connection is a bloody X carved into the neck of each of the victims. In each case, the murderer is found near the victim and remembers nothing of the crime. Detective Takabe and psychologist ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, psychological, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, murder, police investigation, mystery, insanity, mental illness, psychology, mysterious character, crime, amnesia, visceral ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   62%
 
 7.7
 173K
Dark City
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a nightmarish world with no sun and run by beings with telekinetic powers who seek the souls of humans.
Style: stylized, psychological, atmospheric, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: mystery, memory, chase, neo-noir, memory loss, mad scientist, existentialism, alternate reality, amnesia, alien, identity, surrealism ...
Time: future, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   65%
 
Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A member of an elite paramilitary counter-terrorism unit becomes traumatized after witnessing the suicide bombing of a young girl and is forced to undergo retraining. However, unbeknownst to him, he becomes a key player in a dispute between rival ...
Style: stylized, bleak, serious, dark, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: violence, tragedy, dark hero, terrorism, storytelling, violent, twists & turns, future dystopia, alternate reality, brutality, secrets, firefly ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   62%
 
The Secret Adventures of Tom Thumb
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A boy born the size of a small doll is kidnapped by a genetic lab and must find a way back to his father in this inventive adventure filmed using stop motion animation techniques.
Style: surreal, serious, offbeat, futuristic, atmospheric ...
Plot: mad scientist, laboratory, a.i., surrealism, deadly creature, animals, rescue, adventure, spiders, survival, solitude, rich and poor ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   62%
 
 6.6
 14K
Pulse
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: After one of their friends commits suicide, strange things begin happening to a group of young Tokyo residents. One of them sees visions of his dead friend in the shadows on the wall, while another's computer keeps showing strange, ghostly ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: afterlife, supernatural, internet, suicide, isolation, ghost, apocalypse, ghosts, loneliness, death, transformation, visceral ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: tokyo, asia, latin america, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   54%
 

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Spirited Away
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A young girl, Chihiro, becomes trapped in a strange new world of spirits. When her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, she must call upon the courage she never knew she had to free her family.
Style: fairy tale, colourful, surreal, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: magic, human becomes animal, greed, adventure, fantasy world, ghost town, good versus evil, surrealism, friendship, rescue, family, philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   58%
 
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Kafka
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Kafka, an insurance worker gets embroiled in an underground group after a co-worker is murdered. The underground group is responsible for bombings all over town, attempting to thwart a secret organization that controls the major events in society. ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, stylized, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: murder, conspiracy, paranoia, insanity, surrealism, death, investigation, palaces castles and temples, existentialism, storytelling, imagination, expressionism ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 18th century, year 1919
Place: central europe, prague, prague czech republic, prague czechoslovakia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   71%
 
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