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Read or Die (2001)
 7.5
 1K
Read or Die (2001)
Original name: R.O.D リード・オア・ダイ
Genre: Animation, Short, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 33 min.
Story: A young female agent with a powerful psionic power over paper must stop a plot for world destruction.
Style: serious, suspenseful, stylized, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, good versus evil, heroic mission, secret identity, undercover, danger, escapades, rivalry, race against time, apocalypse, superhero, superhuman powers, heroes, secret agents, chases and races, imaginary, chaos, master villain, technology gone awry, tough heroes, martial arts, spy, warrior, female warrior, supernatural power ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia

Most similar movies to Read or Die

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, serious, stylized and suspenseful films with plots about escapades, adventure, good versus evil, heroes, danger, imaginary and rivalry mostly in Animation, Sci-Fi and Action genres. Some movies like Read or Die: The Prophecy (2005), Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound (1993), Ben 10: Secret of the Omnitrix (2007), Superman: Brainiac Attacks (2006), Steamboy (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 2K
The Prophecy (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a Japanese city haunted by nature spirits and demons, a secret war is raging between the renegade demon Eko and a spectral warrior known as the Karas. Eko has mechanized himself and his followers to defend against the unearthly fury of the Karas; ...
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, vampire, heroic mission, adventure, good versus evil, save the world, chaos, battles, danger, supernatural, supernatural ability, master villain ...
Place: prague, czech republic, japan, europe, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound (1993)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Mr. Money is holding another Tenka'ichi Budokai and Mr. Satan invites everyone in the world to join in. Little does he know that Bojack, an ancient villain who has escaped his prison, is competing. Since Goku is currently dead, it is up to ...
Style: stylized, humorous, offbeat, serious, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, superhero, master warrior, martial arts tournament, danger, supernatural, master villain, escapades, criminal heroes, contests and competitions, adventure, supernatural ability ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Ben 10: Secret of the Omnitrix (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 71 min.
Story: After a battle in a power plant, Ben notices something strange is happening with the omnitrix, but doesn't tell anyone. Tetrax arrives, and tells them the omnitrix is broadcasting a self destruct signal. Tetrax and Ben go to find the creator of ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, captivating, melancholic, touching ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: superhero, race against time, adventure, imaginary, save the world, heroic mission, good versus evil, young heroes, heroes, superhuman powers, master villain, child protagonist ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When the Punisher takes out a black-market weapons dealer, he stumbles upon a far-reaching terrorist plot devised by a group known as Leviathan.
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, heroic mission, supernatural ability, adventure, danger, good versus evil, escapades, heroes, rivalry, terrorism, black market, imaginary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Doctor Who: Lost in the Dark Dimension (2014)
Genre: Animation, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The future? The Earth is dying under the onslaught of industry, the polar caps are melting, the ozone layer is nearly destroyed... To save the planet, the Doctor must overcome the combined forces of some of the most feared of his old adversaries. ...
Style: serious, exciting, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, heroic mission, time travel, cult, escapades, changing the past or future, danger, rescue, imaginary, master villain, rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Superman: Brainiac Attacks (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Embittered by Superman's heroic successes and soaring popularity, Lex Luthor forms a dangerous alliance with the powerful computer/villain Brainiac. Using advanced weaponry and a special strain of Kryptonite harvested from the far reaches of ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, captivating, psychotronic
Audience: pre-teens, teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, adventure, heroic mission, rivalry, save the world, good versus evil, secret identity, escapades, imaginary, super weapon, save the day ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.9
 17K
Steamboy (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, 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, exciting, serious, atmospheric, epic ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: steampunk, adventure, inventor, deadly weapon, technology gone awry, heroic mission, save the world, rescue, inventions and discoveries, danger, master villain, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, future, 1860s
Place: england, london, manchester, manchester england, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Superman: The Last Son of Krypton (1996)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 64 min.
Story: The last survivor of the dead planet Krypton uses his amazing powers to defend people of his adopted world Earth.
Style: exciting, serious, stylized
Audience: pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: superhuman powers, superhero, imaginary, space and aliens, good versus evil, secret identity, master villain, rivalry, save the world, danger, escapades, heroic mission ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: America's coolest heroes, the Teen Titans, go to Tokyo to track down the mysterious Japanese criminal Brushogun.
Style: semi serious, exciting, stylized, humorous, suspenseful
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens, family outing
Plot: superhero, secret identity, chase, young heroes, adventure, good versus evil, fighting crime, heroic mission, superhuman powers, society, teenage life, righting the wronged ...
Time: 2000s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, east asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.3
 16K
Wonder Woman (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: On the mystical island of Themyscira, a proud and fierce warrior race of Amazons have raised a daughter of untold beauty, grace and strength: Princess Diana. When an Army fighter pilot, Steve Trevor, crash-lands on the island, the rebellious and ...
Style: exciting, comic, humorous, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: female warrior, superhero, adventure, good versus evil, rescue, heroic mission, vengeance, rivalry, ancient mystery, escapades, imaginary, save the world ...
Place: washington d.c., new york, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.6
 920
Noein (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Noein: To Your Other Self, also known simply as Noein, is a science fiction anime television series directed by Kazuki Akane and Kenji Yasuda and produced by Satelight. The series has 24 episodes which comprise a complete storyline. The English ...
Style: serious, exciting, stylized, captivating
Plot: adventure, good versus evil, heroic mission, save the world, danger, time travel, escapades, imaginary, heroes, dragon, artifact, rivalry ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: stylized, futuristic, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ghost, androids and robots, mars, violence, robot, good versus evil, adventure, future dystopia, a.i., imaginary, master villain, apocalypse ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 52 min.
Story: Get ready for a battle of the ages when the Justice League faces off against its archenemies, the Legion of Doom, in an all-new movie from DC Comics. A mysterious being known as the Time Trapper arises, and a sinister plan led by Lex Luthor sends ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, stylized, exciting
Plot: time travel, superhero, save the world, secret identity, adventure, good versus evil, fighting crime, superhuman powers, battles, danger, escapades, rivalry ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.6
 4K
Spriggan (1998)
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, exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: car chase, mountain, good versus evil, secret agents, save the world, danger, superhuman powers, swat team, adventure, escapades, superhero, rivalry ...
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey, pentagon, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Ben 10: Ultimate Alien (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Ben 10: Ultimate Alien is an American animated television series – the third entry in Cartoon Network's Ben 10 franchise created by team Man of Action, and produced by Cartoon Network Studios. It was slated to premiere after the series ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, suspenseful
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: superhero, heroic mission, secret identity, young heroes, adventure, good versus evil, superhuman powers, save the world, teenage life, undercover, rivalry, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Hellboy Animated: Sword of Storms (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A folklore professor becomes unwittingly possessed by the ancient Japanese demons of Thunder and Lightning. But when The Bureau of Paranormal Research & Defense dispatches a team of agents to investigate, a cursed samurai sword sends Hellboy ...
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, adult animation
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: superhero, adventure, heroic mission, samurai, supernatural, supernatural ability, good versus evil, intrigue, master villain, danger, escapades, rivalry ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Dragon Ball Z: The Return of Cooler (1992)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Cooler has resurrected himself as a robot and is enslaving the people of New Namek. Goku and the gang must help.
Style: exciting, serious, semi serious, suspenseful, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: martial arts, master villain, imaginary, supernatural ability, heroes, escapades, space and aliens, supernatural, superhero, obsessive quest, adventure, custody ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Justice League: The New Frontier (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: The human race is threatened by a powerful creature, and only the combined power of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter and The Flash can stop it. But can they overcome their differences to thwart this enemy using the ...
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, light, intense ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: superhero, monster, heroes, heroic mission, adventure, imaginary, superhuman powers, master villain, cold war, secret identity, cartoon violence, alien ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 60s, year 1953 ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
InuYasha the Movie 3: Swords of an Honorable Ruler (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Inuyasha and his brother, Sesshomaru, each inherited a sword from their father after his death. However, their father had a third sword, named Sounga, that he sealed away. Seven hundreds years after his death, Sounga awakens and threatens ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, stylized, exciting
Audience: kids, pre-teens
Plot: good versus evil, young heroes, heroic mission, adventure, youth, master warrior, supernatural, escapades, danger, imaginary, curses spells and rituals, supernatural ability ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Dragon Ball Z: Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan (1993)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 72 min.
Story: As Goku investigates the destruction of the Southern Galaxy, Vegeta is taken to be King of the New Planet Vegeta, and to destroy the Legenday Super Saiyan, Brolly.
Style: offbeat, suspenseful, stylized, humorous, exciting ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: martial arts, superhero, heroes, father son relationship, martial artist, super villain, save the world, good versus evil, rivalry, imaginary, adventure, supernatural ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon (1995)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 52 min.
Story: The Z Warriors discover an unopenable music box and are told to open it with the dragon balls. The contents turn out to be a warrior named Tapion who had sealed himself inside along with a monster called Hildegarn. Goku must now perfect a new ...
Style: exciting, serious, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, save the world, chaos, adventure, supernatural, danger, imaginary, master warrior, rivalry, escapades, superhuman powers, dragon ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
A Wind Named Amnesia (1990)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A wind has swept the Earth taking all the memories from everyone. No one knows who they are, how to speak, or how to use the tools of modern civilization. Two years later a young man who has been re-educated travels across America on a mysterious ...
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, futuristic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, heroic mission, plague, technology gone awry, survival, future dystopia, memory loss, chaos and mayhem, apocalypse, time travel, catastrophe, chaos ...
Place: new york, usa, san francisco, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A heroic version of Lex Luthor from an alternate universe appears to recruit the Justice League to help save his Earth from the Crime Syndicate, an evil version of the League. What ensues is the ultimate battle of good versus evil in a war that ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: superhero, save the world, parallel world, adventure, good versus evil, escapades, superhuman powers, heroic mission, super weapon, danger, imaginary, race against time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Movie in collections
The Batman Superman Movie: World's Finest (1997)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 64 min.
Story: Joker goes to Metropolis with an offer and plan to kill Superman for Lex Luthor while Batman pursues the clown to Superman's turf
Style: stylized, suspenseful, exciting, witty, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: super villain, superhero, superhuman powers, good versus evil, duel, secret identity, heist, crime, crimes, killer clown, fighting crime, save the day ...
Time: 90s, future, 1990s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Green Lantern: First Flight (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Test pilot Hal Jordan finds himself recruited as the newest member of the intergalactic police force, The Green Lantern Corps.
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, intense, serious ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: superhero, frame up, good versus evil, adventure, intergalactic, heroic mission, law enforcement, secret identity, protagonist as suspect, master villain, imaginary, supernatural ability ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Street Fighter Alpha (1999)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Increasingly disturbed by the dark energies building within him, Ryu is confronted by Shun, a boy claiming to be the brother he never knew. But before Ryu can consider whether Shun's timely appearance might be more than coincidental, Shun is ...
Style: serious, rough
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, street fighter, secret identity, superhero, escapades, coming of age, race against time, danger, haunted by the past, self discovery, vengeance ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.1
 562
Ark (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, South Korea
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The population of the planet Alcyone is split in two; the cultures of the Ceveans and the Storrions are locked in eternal war, destroying their home. Led by their priestess Amiel, the Ceveans constructed the Ark in an attempt to flee their world, ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, exciting, futuristic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, heroic mission, adventure, good versus evil, escapades, danger, destiny, society, save the world, rivalry, a.i., imaginary ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Dragon Ball GT: A Hero's Legacy (1997)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 65 min.
Story: Son Goku Jr. is the grand-grandson of the legendary warrior Son Goku, unlike his predecessor he's not a brave fighter. He's constantly picked on by school bullies, his grandmother Pan sees this and she's worried, but even tough Goku ...
Style: feel good, stylized, suspenseful, humorous, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: battles, escapades, young heroes, family, master villain, supernatural, heroes, obsessive quest, adventure, supernatural ability, imaginary, healing power ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
G.I. Joe: The Movie (1987)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: G.I. Joe faces a new enemy as an ancient society of snake people known as Cobra-La try to forcefully take back the earth from those who drove them underground eons ago.
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: good versus evil, terrorism, apocalypse, heroes, soldier, mutation, army, boot camp, tough heroes, chaos, heroic mission, space travel ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Blue Gender: The Warrior (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: It is a time of chaos. Earth is no longer what it used to be. It has been infested with a bug like species called the Blue. Yuji Kaido, who has a mysterious disease, is put into suspended animation until a cure is found. When he wakes up Yuji learns ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, heroic mission, adventure, heroes, save the world, a.i., escapades, danger, dark past, soldier, good versus evil, rivalry ...
Time: future, 2030s
Place: latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%