Movies like Paprika 2006

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Paprika (2006)
 7.7
 73K
Paprika (2006)
Original name: パプリカ
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, 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, psychological, twists and turns, philosophical, suspenseful, enigmatic, stylized, psychedelic, mind bending ...
Plot: surveillance, investigation, villain, hallucination, mental illness, deception, fairy, dreams, scientist, research, psychiatrist, human nature, introspection, doctors and patients, mermaid, impersonating, betrayal, jealousy, abuse, conspiracy, self discovery, personality change, dream, guilt, suicide ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, stylized, atmospheric and weird films with plots about storytelling, brutality, dialogue, mentor, future dystopia, distopia and artistic mostly in Animation, Drama and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Paprika: Perfect Blue (1997), Akira (1988), A Scanner Darkly (2006), Waking Life (2001), Psycho-Pass (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.0
 61K
Perfect Blue (1997)
Genre: Animation, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
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, tense, suspenseful, surreal, twists and turns ...
Plot: stalking, woman in danger, obsession, singer, murder, mind game, tv show, split personality, serial killer, dangerous attraction, mentally unstable, actor's life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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100%
 8.0
 168K
Akira (1988)
Genre: Animation, Action, 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: surreal, atmospheric, 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, 2010s, year 2019, 80s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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: psychedelic, neo noir, psychological, surreal, stylized ...
Plot: drug abuse, losing-it hero, undercover, disorder, addiction, society, fighting crime, law enforcement, future dystopia, surveillance, schizophrenia, hallucination ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: california, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, violence, youth, apocalypse, rebirth, space wars, end of the world, catastrophe, a.i. ...
Time: 21st century, future, 2010s
Place: tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.8
 61K
Waking Life (2001)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Waking Life is about a young man in a persistent lucid dream-like state. The film follows its protagonist as he initially observes and later participates in philosophical discussions that weave together issues like reality, free will, our ...
Style: philosophical, stylized, surreal, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: existentialism, philosophy, lifestyle, bohemian life, human nature, imaginary, daydreamer, computer animation, nightmare, satire, reincarnation, life after death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 16K
Psycho-Pass (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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: atmospheric, futuristic, serious, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, graphic violence, master criminal, human nature, police investigation, partners against crime, mastermind, crimes, chase, society, criminal ...
Time: future, near future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 21K
Immortal (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: France, Italy, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: New York City in the year 2095 where genetically altered humans live side by side with unaltered men and women.
Style: futuristic, serious, suspenseful, stylized, psychotronic ...
Plot: future dystopia, cyberpunk, dark fantasy, cyborgs, society, memory loss, heroes, escapades, battles, fantasy world, tombs and skeletons, mutant ...
Time: future
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: 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 ⇓
30%
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Serial Experiments Lain (1998)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 316 min.
TV show
Story: Strange events begin to occur as a withdrawn girl named Lain becomes obsessed with interconnected virtual realm of "The Wired".
Style: psychological, bleak, atmospheric, stylized, mind bending ...
Plot: suicide, computers and web, computer, cyberpunk, teenage life, classmate, alternate reality, lifestyle, imaginary, young heroes, supernatural, ghost ...
Time: future
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 ⇓
29%
 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, exciting, futuristic, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: conspiracy, distopia, society, chaos, future dystopia, corporate crimes, danger, life is a bitch, mind control, surveillance, bomb, imaginary ...
Time: future
Place: europe, eastern europe, stockholm sweden, paris france, scandinavia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, heroic mission, future dystopia, chaos and mayhem, space travel, computers and web, technology gone awry ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: 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 ⇓
29%
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth (1997)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, 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, mecha, stylized, futuristic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: evil alien, androids and robots, surrealism, giant robot, catastrophe, apocalypse, future dystopia, parents and children, teenage life, high school life, destiny, self discovery ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade (1999)
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: bleak, stylized, exciting, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: japan, tokyo, poland, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.2
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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, atmospheric, bleak, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: metropolis, robot, megalomaniac, artificial intelligence, heroic mission, world domination, adventure, save the day, self discovery, uncover truth, androids and robots, danger ...
Time: future, 1930s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, saga ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, space travel, chaos, pilot, battles, angel, save the world, adventure, supernatural, future dystopia, danger, heroes ...
Time: near future
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.5
 18K
The Congress (2013)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Israel, Germany, Poland, Luxembourg, Belgium, France, USA, India
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: mind bending, thought provoking, futuristic, surreal, philosophical ...
Plot: hallucination, actor's life, lifestyle, one last job, escape from reality, parallel world, child illness, moral dilemma, society, life is a bitch, under the surface, cyberspace ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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, chaos, take over, weapon system, political unrest, urban, political intrigue, chaos and mayhem, rebelliousness, partners, law enforcement, state affairs ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, futuristic, mind bending, exciting, atmospheric ...
Plot: cyberpunk, artificial intelligence, future dystopia, cyborgs, hacker, technology gone awry, policewoman, androids and robots, distopia, mind game, chase, cyberspace ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
 6.7
 16K
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: neo noir, futuristic, bleak, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: future
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Robot Carnival (1987)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An anthology of various tales told in various styles with robots being the one common element among them.
Style: anthology, stylized, exciting, futuristic, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: androids and robots, androids, giant robots, giant robot, man versus machine, escapades, a.i., imaginary, killer robot, robot as menace, piloted giant robot, amusement park ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, androids and robots, female spy, 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 ⇓
25%
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Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: At the turn of the century, the Angels returned to Earth, seeking to wipe out humanity in an apocalyptic fury. Devastated, mankind's last remnants moved underground to wait for the day when the Angels would come back to finish the job. Fifteen ...
Style: psychological, serious, mecha, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suffering, depression, self doubt, alien encounter, young heroes, future dystopia, loneliness, chaos, loss, psychological trauma, cloning, insanity ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2015, 2000s, 2010s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: atmospheric, witty, surreal, exciting, neo noir ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: chase, terrorism, mars, danger, bounty hunter, good versus evil, outer space, anti hero, martial arts, anti heroes, vengeance, partners ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Afro Samurai: Resurrection (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Afro Samurai avenged his father and found a life of peace. But the legendary master is forced back into the game by a beautiful and deadly woman from his past. The sparks of violence dropped along Afro’s bloody path now burn out of control – and ...
Style: stylized, surreal, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: samurai, vengeance, martial arts, hate, master warrior, crimes, escapades, adventure, lone wolves, supernatural, criminal's revenge, mortal combat ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - The Laughing Man (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 160 min.
Story: The year is 2030 and six years have passed since a criminal known only as "The Laughing Man" swept through top medical nanotechnology firms committing acts of cyber-terrorism, kidnapping, and espionage leaving no known suspects. New ...
Style: suspenseful, futuristic, serious, exciting, rough ...
Plot: cyberspace, terrorism, mind game, investigation, hacker, danger, a.i., fighting crime, dishonesty, law enforcement, future dystopia, computers and web ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
It's Such a Beautiful Day (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 62 min.
Story: Bill struggles to put together his shattered psyche, in this new feature film version of Don Hertzfeldt's animated short film trilogy.
Style: surreal, thought provoking, atmospheric, humorous, philosophical ...
Plot: illness, surrealism, nightmare, hospital, divorced parents, introspection, direction and purpose, hopes, mental illness, mental instability, mental disorder, immortality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
When Marnie Was There (2014)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Mystery
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Upon being sent to live with relatives in the countryside due to an illness, an emotionally distant adolescent girl becomes obsessed with an abandoned mansion and infatuated with a girl who lives there - a girl who may or may not be real.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, countryside, loneliness, childhood, dream, teenage life, self discovery, young girl, village, estate, photograph, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, hokkaido, tokyo, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Patema Inverted (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In an underground world where tunnels extend everywhere, even though they live in dark and confined spaces, people wear protective clothes and lead quiet and enjoyable lives. Patema, a princess in her underground village, loves to explore the ...
Style: captivating, semi serious, sentimental, colourful, stylized ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: imaginary, steampunk, escapades, love and romance, imaginary kingdom, friendship, good versus evil, runaway, fighting the system, culture clash, school, jumping ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%