Movies like Paprika 2006

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Paprika (2006)
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, suspenseful, mind bending, surprise ending, psychedelic ...
Plot: fairy, mermaid, dream, investigation, surveillance, guilt, betrayal, missing person, advertising, abuse, suicide, jealousy, villain, deception, dreams, mental illness, parallel world, psychoanalysis, dream girl, procession, research, mad scientist, future dystopia, crimes, human nature ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out stylized, serious, atmospheric and futuristic films with plots about future dystopia, danger, society, imaginary, rivalry, heroes and escapades mostly in Animation, Sci-Fi and Action genres. Some movies like Paprika: A Scanner Darkly (2006), Patlabor: The Movie (1989), Ghost in the Shell 2.0 (2008), Perfect Blue (1997), Metropolis (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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A Scanner Darkly (2006)
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.
Style: psychological, surreal, stylized, offbeat, bleak ...
Plot: drug abuse, undercover, surveillance, addiction, working undercover, future dystopia, life is a bitch, losing-it hero, fighting crime, law enforcement, society, disorder ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: california, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: robot, save the day, police, investigation, fighting the system, good versus evil, neo noir, mecha, a.i., androids and robots, master villain, fighting crime ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Ghost in the Shell 2.0 (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, 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: futuristic, serious, suspenseful, surreal, atmospheric ...
Plot: cyberpunk, androids and robots, future dystopia, terrorism, cyberspace, hacker, a.i., urban, special agents, mind game, uncover truth, technology gone awry ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 7.9
 39K
Perfect Blue (1997)
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: psychological, suspenseful, surreal, tense, serious ...
Plot: stalking, singer, split personality, obsession, murder, tv show, actress, mind game, stalker, fan, mentally unstable, female protagonist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (2004)
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, suspenseful, philosophical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cyberpunk, investigation, androids and robots, terrorism, uncover truth, computers and web, good versus evil, crimes, danger, escapades, imaginary, law enforcement ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan, hong kong, asia, battleship, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 7.3
 19K
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, stylized, atmospheric, bleak, serious ...
Plot: steampunk, robot, metropolis, megalomaniac, skyscraper, androids and robots, urban, save the day, son, control, jealousy, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: future, 1930s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (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: surreal, futuristic, atmospheric, bleak, serious ...
Plot: space travel, androids and robots, apocalypse, young heroes, save the world, future dystopia, heroic mission, danger, escapades, heroes, imaginary, rivalry ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan, battleship, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2001)
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, surreal, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, anti heroes, outer space, neo noir, race against time, halloween, terrorism, mars, chase, danger, good versus evil, revenge ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 8.1
 130K
Akira (1988)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, 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, stylized, surreal, epic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, experiment, gang, stadium, motorcycle gang, army, mutation, rescue, military, chaos, psychic, nihilism ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 8.3
 11K
Psycho-Pass (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Psycho-Pass is a Japanese anime television series that takes place in the future where it is possible to instantaneously measure a person's mental state, personality, and the probability that a person will commit crimes with a device installed ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, futuristic, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: master criminal, track down, police, criminal, chase, manhunt, fighting crime, future dystopia, chases and races, law enforcement, society, police investigation ...
Time: future, near future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (1997)
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, stylized, atmospheric, futuristic, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: insanity, space wars, violence, space and aliens, apocalypse, mecha, philosophy, youth, a.i., androids and robots, body horror, man versus machine ...
Time: 21st century, future, 2010s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: suspenseful, serious, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, robot, genetic engineering, gory, a.i., neo noir, androids and robots, mecha, ghost, fighting crime, investigation, save the world ...
Time: future
Place: asia, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: futuristic, atmospheric, stylized, surreal, serious ...
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, a.i., mind game, computers and web, artificial intelligence, computer virus, technology gone awry, chase, terrorism, hacker, policewoman ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: atmospheric, stylized, futuristic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mecha, androids and robots, man versus machine, save the world, future dystopia, heroic mission, danger, adventure, heroes, imaginary, rivalry, space and aliens ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: futuristic, bleak, serious, stylized, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, special agents, chaos and mayhem, urban, heroic mission, political unrest, heroes, law enforcement, partners, state affairs, chaos, androids and robots ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth (1997)
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: psychological, stylized, futuristic, serious, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: evil alien, androids and robots, giant robot, surrealism, high school, apocalypse, mecha, master villain, save the world, adventure, future dystopia, heroic mission ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.7
 15K
Renaissance (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Luxembourg, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: To find Ilona and unlock the secrets of her disappearance, Karas must plunge deep into the parallel worlds of corporate espionage, organized crime and genetic research - where the truth imprisons whoever finds it first and miracles can be bought but ...
Style: futuristic, bleak, atmospheric, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, kidnapping, monopoly, investigation, neo noir, future dystopia, president, police, boss, corporation, scientist, theft ...
Time: future
Place: europe, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Serial Experiments Lain (1998)
Genre: Animation, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 316 min.
Story: Strange events begin to occur as a withdrawn girl named Lain becomes obsessed with interconnected virtual realm of "The Wired".
Style: psychological, surreal, atmospheric, serious, bleak ...
Plot: computers and web, computer, cyberpunk, suicide, young heroes, technology gone awry, psychoanalysis, amnesia, artificial intelligence, dementia, urban, heroes ...
Time: future
Place: asia, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 8.0
 10K
Ergo Proxy (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Ergo Proxy is a science fiction suspense anime television series, produced by Manglobe, which premiered across Japan on 25 February 2006 on the WOWOW satellite network. It is directed by Shukō Murase, with screenplay by Dai Satō et al.. Ergo Proxy ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: murder, androids and robots, man versus machine, future dystopia, apocalypse, society, investigation, infected, a.i., memory loss, space and aliens, utopia ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.3
 7K
Metropia (2009)
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 ...
Plot: mind control, corporate crimes, future dystopia, life is a bitch, danger, dishonesty, imaginary, society, chases and races, crimes, escapades, partners ...
Time: future
Place: europe, stockholm sweden, paris france, scandinavia, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: androids and robots, space travel, alien encounter, chaos, angel, pilot, a.i., adventure, parent child relationship, man versus machine, save the world, future dystopia ...
Time: near future
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: serious, atmospheric, futuristic, stylized, suspenseful
Plot: a.i., adventure, androids and robots, cyberpunk, government agency, secret agents, fighting crime, investigation, uncover truth, future dystopia, heroic mission, technology gone awry ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 8.9
 69K
Cowboy Bebop (1998)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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, surreal, stylized, serious, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bounty hunter, future dystopia, jazz, space travel, space and aliens, blues, chases and races, outer space, good versus evil, hacker, warrior, spacecraft ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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The Secret Adventures of Tom Thumb (1993)
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, futuristic, offbeat, atmospheric ...
Plot: laboratory, a.i., deadly creature, mad scientist, adventure, rescue, survival, rich and poor, apocalypse, chaos and mayhem, experiment gone awry, future dystopia ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Tenchi Muy?! In Love (1996)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The demonic space criminal Kain has escaped from prison and destroyed the Galaxy Police headquarters. To ensure that the Jurai will not stop him, Kain travels back to 1970 to eliminate Tenchi's mother before he is even born. Now, Tenchi and the ...
Style: futuristic, semi serious, humorous, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, danger, rivalry, heroes, imaginary, space and aliens, adventure, androids and robots, benign alien, pirate, vengeance, tragic love ...
Time: future, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Armitage III: Dual Matrix (2002)
Genre: Animation, 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: suspenseful, serious, futuristic, stylized, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, violence, robot, ghost, mars, a.i., androids and robots, master villain, fighting crime, save the world, adventure, terrorism ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Lupin III: Burning Memory - Tokyo Crisis (1998)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Crime, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lupin attempts and fails to steal a valuable set of Japanese photographic plates. The rightful owner of the plates, Michael Suzuki, is a multimillionaire who is preparing to open a huge water park in Tokyo. Lupin attempts to enlist the help of his ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, stylized
Audience: teens
Plot: cloning, theme park, crime gone awry, adventure, treasure hunt, heist, criminal heroes, crimes, crime, escapades, partners, gang ...
Place: asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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: bleak, serious, futuristic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: a.i., androids and robots, cyberpunk, investigation, mind game, neo noir, robot, man versus machine, cyberspace, hacker, technology gone awry, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, future, near future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Crime, Family, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: There is a sudden explosion at Tokyo Summit's giant Edge of Ocean facility. The shadow of Tōru Amuro, who works for the National Police Agency Security Bureau as Zero, appears at the site. In addition, the "triple-face" character is ...
Style: psychological, twists and turns, thought provoking, exciting, neorealism
Audience: teens
Plot: child as adult, murder investigation, time travel, private detective, mafia, fighting crime
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (2000)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Western
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: D has been hired to track down Meier Link, a notoriously powerful vampire who has abducted a woman, Charlotte Elbourne. D's orders are strict - find Charlotte, at any cost. For the first time, D faces serious competition. The Markus Brothers, a ...
Style: gothic, atmospheric, stylized, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: vampire, master warrior, werewolf, mercenary, bounty hunter, kidnapping, gory, danger, race against time, rescue, immortality, funeral ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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