Movies like Paprika

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Paprika (2006)
 7.7
 69K
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: atmospheric, surreal, twists and turns, psychological, suspenseful, enigmatic, stylized, mind bending, serious, surprise ending ...
Plot: surveillance, investigation, villain, mental illness, deception, fairy, dreams, scientist, research, psychiatrist, human nature, introspection, doctors and patients, mermaid, hallucination, impersonating, betrayal, jealousy, abuse, conspiracy, self discovery, personality change, dream, guilt, suicide ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia

Most similar movies to Paprika

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out stylized, serious, atmospheric and visually appealing films with plots about weird, storytelling, brutality, dialogue, mentor, fantasy world and suprisingly clever mostly in Animation, Drama and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Paprika: Perfect Blue (1997), Akira (1988), A Scanner Darkly (2006), Psycho-Pass (2012), Waking Life (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.0
 55K
Perfect Blue (1997)
Genre: Animation, Crime, 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, tense, suspenseful, surreal, twists and turns ...
Plot: stalking, obsession, singer, murder, mind game, tv show, actress, woman in danger, split personality, serial killer, dangerous attraction, actor's life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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100%
 8.0
 162K
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, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, military, motorcycle gang, experiment, protest, mutation, government corruption, distopia, scientist, nuclear holocaust, save the world, hallucination ...
Time: future, 21st century, 80s, year 2019, 2010s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, psychological, surreal, stylized, twists and turns ...
Plot: drug abuse, losing-it hero, addiction, undercover, neo noir, disorder, society, fighting crime, law enforcement, future dystopia, surveillance, schizophrenia ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: california, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: teens, boys' night
Plot: philosophy, insanity, loneliness, violence, youth, apocalypse, rebirth, space wars, catastrophe, future dystopia, self discovery, heroic mission ...
Time: 21st century, future, 2010s
Place: tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.2
 15K
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, graphic violence, police investigation, future dystopia, master criminal, human nature, mastermind, partners against crime, chase, society, crimes, criminal ...
Time: future, near future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 60K
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, human nature, bohemian life, imaginary, daydreamer, computer animation, nightmare, satire, life after death, reincarnation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 20K
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, atmospheric ...
Plot: future dystopia, society, dark fantasy, cyberpunk, memory loss, tombs and skeletons, imagination, transformation, fantasy world, life is a bitch, bed, dystopic future ...
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, futuristic, atmospheric, bleak, surreal ...
Plot: space travel, androids and robots, apocalypse, save the world, imaginary, future dystopia, danger, life is a bitch, young heroes, society, worldwide chaos, father son relationship ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 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, chaos, society, future dystopia, corporate crimes, danger, life is a bitch, mind control, distopia, surveillance, bomb, imaginary ...
Time: future
Place: europe, paris france, scandinavia, eastern europe, stockholm sweden ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, robot, conspiracy, police, save the day, crimes, technology gone awry, neo noir, computers and web, future dystopia, space travel, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, giant, post apocalypse, apocalypse, imaginary, danger, escapades, good versus evil, man versus machine, heroic mission, future dystopia, technology gone awry ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, stylized, serious, suspenseful, adult animation ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cyborgs, cyberpunk, investigation, androids, androids and robots, crimes, society, imaginary, danger, fighting crime, escapades, undercover ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, world war two, distopia, swat team, little red riding hood, terrorism, suicide, political unrest, future dystopia, siblings relations, haunted by the past, life is a bitch ...
Place: japan, tokyo, poland, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.2
 20K
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, heroic mission, steampunk, adventure, save the day, uncover truth, self discovery, world domination, androids and robots, society ...
Time: future, 1930s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth (1997)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, 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, serious, futuristic, mecha ...
Audience: teens
Plot: evil alien, androids and robots, giant robots, surrealism, giant robot, catastrophe, apocalypse, bittersweet, worldwide chaos, space and aliens, heroes, coming of age ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: space travel, chaos, angel, pilot, battles, androids and robots, supernatural, save the world, adventure, future dystopia, danger, heroes ...
Time: near future
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: stylized, bleak, futuristic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, heroic mission, political intrigue, rebelliousness, political unrest, chaos and mayhem, urban, chaos, take over, partners, law enforcement, state affairs ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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: futuristic, bleak, atmospheric, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo noir, monopoly, police detective, investigation, disappearance, corporation, woman in danger, crimes, rescue, law enforcement, confined, life is a bitch ...
Time: future
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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, escapades, man versus machine, a.i., imaginary, killer robot, giant robot, robot as menace, piloted giant robot, giant robots, character study ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, mind bending, exciting, atmospheric, philosophical ...
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, artificial intelligence, hacker, androids and robots, policewoman, cyborgs, technology gone awry, mind game, chase, cyberspace, mind control ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
 6.5
 17K
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, atmospheric ...
Plot: lifestyle, actor's life, parallel world, child illness, moral dilemma, one last job, escape from reality, filmmaking, society, life is a bitch, aging, parents and children ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: stylized, atmospheric, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: cyberpunk, female spy, cyberspace, androids and robots, hacker, terrorism, woman fights a man, future dystopia, anti heroine, mind game, uncover truth, good versus evil ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: surreal, serious, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: samurai, vengeance, martial arts, crimes, supernatural, adventure, mortal combat, imaginary, criminal's revenge, danger, violence, revenge ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: chase, terrorism, mars, danger, good versus evil, outer space, anti heroes, anti hero, martial arts, bounty hunter, vengeance, partners ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: 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: serious, mecha, exciting, psychological, twist ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suffering, self doubt, alien encounter, young heroes, future dystopia, depression, chaos, loss, cloning, insanity, super weapon, save the world ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2015, 2010s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Patema Inverted (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
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: steampunk, imaginary, escapades, love and romance, imaginary kingdom, friendship, runaway, fighting the system, culture clash, school, jumping, post apocalypse ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ 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
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, childhood, teenage life, loneliness, self discovery, young girl, dream, youth, estate, village, photograph ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, hokkaido, tokyo, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: exciting, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, danger, time travel, supernatural, adventure, androids and robots, silly humor, benign alien, imaginary, vengeance, heroic mission, tragic love ...
Time: future, 20th century, year 1970, year 1996, 90s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.8
 8K
Mind Game (2004)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The film follows Nishi, a loser who has a crush on his childhood girlfriend. After an encounter with the Japanese mafia, the film follows Nishi as he journeys to heaven and back, and ends up trapped in an even more unlikely place.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, stylized, humorous, touching ...
Plot: self discovery, righting the wronged, family relations, dealing with death, supernatural, hopes, adventure, danger, family in danger, siblings relations, old love, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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