Movies like Robot Carnival

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Robot Carnival (1987)
 6.8
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Robot Carnival (1987)
Original name: ロボット・カーニバル
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: stylized, exciting, surreal, atmospheric, futuristic, serious, visually appealing, enigmatic, lyrical, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: androids and robots, androids, giant robots, escapades, man versus machine, a.i., killer robot, robot as menace, piloted giant robot, amusement park, character study, multiple storylines, crime gone awry, transformation, unlikely friendships, abduction, heroes, rivalry, master villain, scientist, robot, flying robot, secret lover, loneliness, male nudity ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo

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Most similar movies to Robot Carnival

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out stylized, serious, exciting and futuristic films with plots about danger, imaginary, escapades, rivalry, heroes, androids and robots and adventure mostly in Animation, Sci-Fi and Drama genres. Some movies like Robot Carnival: Memories (1995), Dead Leaves (2004), Oldman Z (1991), Parasite Dolls (2003), iDOLM@STER Xenoglossia (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Memories (1995)
Genre: Animation, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In this anime trilogy, a salvage ship crew happens upon a haunted vessel in Magnetic Rose; a cold tablet turns a lab worker into a biological weapon in Stink Bomb; and an urban populace carries on an endless war with an unseen foe in Cannon Fodder. ...
Style: surreal, exciting, futuristic, enigmatic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: distopia, outer space, space travel, adventure, memories, escapades, chaos, life is a bitch, steampunk, war, violent, poison gas ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
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100%
 7.1
 4K
Dead Leaves (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Pandy and Retro awaken naked on Earth with no recollection of their past. They embark on a crime spree in search of food and clothing, but are captured by authorities and sent to the infamous lunar penitentiary named Dead Leaves.
Style: surreal, humorous, futuristic, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, adventure, rescue, future dystopia, good versus evil, heroic mission, superhero, escapades, survival, cloning, robot, surrealism ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo (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, homosexual subtext, future dystopia, save the world, space travel, worldwide chaos, life is a bitch, young heroes, society, escapades, apocalypse, father son relationship ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance (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, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: giant robots, post apocalypse, apocalypse, giant, escapades, man versus machine, good versus evil, evil alien, heroes, adventure, transformation, fate of humanity ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (2004)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Mystery, 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: cyberpunk, cyborgs, androids and robots, investigation, androids, crimes, good versus evil, fighting crime, mind game, computers and web, escapades, loss of partner ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. 2nd GIG – Individual Eleven (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 162 min.
Story: The year is 2030. Six months passed since the Laughing Man Incident was solved. About 3 million refugees are living in Japan, invited to fill the labor shortage. However, the emergent presence of the invited-refugees intensified their confrontation ...
Style: serious, exciting, tense, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: androids and robots, computer, terrorism, battles, chaos, a.i., hacking, heroes, escapades, rivalry, chaos and mayhem, society ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Oldman Z (1991)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 80 min.
Story: An old man is being treated specially by the Department of Health under the so-called Project Z, a special nursing bed with a 6th generation computer on board. When the pain and loneliness of the old man reaches his ex-private nurse, she decides to ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: satire, chaos, nursing, disorder, man versus machine, heroes, rivalry, mad scientist, life is a bitch, society, a.i., escapades ...
Time: 21st century
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, mecha, stylized, serious, futuristic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: androids and robots, evil alien, surrealism, catastrophe, apocalypse, bittersweet, worldwide chaos, save the world, life is a bitch, adventure, escapades, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone (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, mecha ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, chaos, battles, pilot, angel, supernatural, adventure, save the world, space travel, future dystopia, man versus machine, heroes ...
Time: near future
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.2
 597
Parasite Dolls (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 85 min.
TV show
Story: Beauty is only skin deep, but when you can’t see beneath the skin, how can you know what you’re really dealing with? In a world where perfect androids called Boomers have infiltrated every aspect of society, it’s the job of Branch to maintain ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: androids and robots, chaos, future dystopia, chaos and mayhem, parallel world, supernatural, society, apocalypse, technology gone awry, computers and web, life is a bitch, man versus machine ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
iDOLM@STER Xenoglossia (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: 107 years ago, the Moon was destroyed in a massive cataclysm that shattered Earth's former satellite into 81 quintillion tons of orbital debris. However, thanks to super-science, the Earth itself was saved and today no one really thinks much ...
Style: mecha, exciting, humorous, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: save the planet, youth, heroes, escapades, adventure, piloted giant robot, friendship, battles, rivalry, space and aliens, androids and robots, government agency ...
Time: future
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, robot, conspiracy, police, save the day, crimes, technology gone awry, computers and web, space travel, future dystopia, heroic mission, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Short Peace (2013)
Genre: Animation, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 68 min.
Story: A four-film omnibus that features four short anime films all themed around Japan.
Style: exciting, futuristic, atmospheric, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: soldier, royal family, ghost, curses spells and rituals, escapades, rivalry, heroes, samurai, traveler, demon, apocalypse, travel ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack (1988)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In UC 0093 the Federation has recovered from its defeat and has created a new anti-colonial special forces unit to deal with rebel forces: Londo Bell. Elsewhere in space Char Aznable re-appears out of self imposed hiding with a declaration that he ...
Style: futuristic, serious, suspenseful, stylized, epic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: androids and robots, space wars, heroic mission, military life, battles, righting the wronged, chaos, superhero, space and aliens, lone wolves, race against time, master villain ...
Time: future
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Dragon Ball Z: The History of Trunks (1993)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 47 min.
Story: It has been thirteen years since the Androids began their killing rampage and Son Gohan is the only person fighting back. He takes Bulma's son Trunks as a student and even gives his own life to save Trunks's. Now Trunks must figure out a ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, serious, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: time travel, martial arts, battles, genocide, alternate timeline, androids, dragon, superhero, good versus evil, distopia, teacher student relationship, space wars ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.2
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Metropolis (2001)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
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, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: metropolis, steampunk, robot, megalomaniac, artificial intelligence, heroic mission, save the day, uncover truth, adventure, self discovery, androids and robots, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, 1930s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Mobile Suit Gundam (1979)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Mobile Suit Gundam is a televised anime series, produced by Sunrise. Created and directed by Yoshiyuki Tomino, it premiered in Japan on Nagoya Broadcasting Network on April 7, 1979, and lasted until January 26, 1980, spanning 43 episodes. It was the ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, futuristic, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: androids and robots, outer space, spacecraft, heroes, evil alien, chaos, heroic mission, adventure, space and aliens, superhero, space station, space wars ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Munich, Germany, 1923. Two years have passed since Edward Elric was dragged from his own world to ours, leaving behind his country, his friends and his younger brother, Alphonse. Stripped of his alchemical powers, he has been all this time ...
Style: exciting, suspense, stylized, intense, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: alchemy, adventure, heroic mission, nazi, heroes, master villain, curses spells and rituals, tornado, army, ethnic slur, body swapping, escapades ...
Time: future
Place: munich germany, germany, japan, tokyo, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: serious, bleak, stylized, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: samurai, vengeance, martial arts, master warrior, supernatural, adventure, hate, mortal combat, crimes, escapades, lone wolves, criminal's revenge ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam A New Translation III: Love is the Pulse of the Stars (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Universal Century 0087, Char Aznable has now become the leader of the AEUG. Scirocco, the man from Jupiter, schemes to seize control of the Titans. Haman, the Axis leader, is attempting to restore the Zabi family. Through politics and strategy, ...
Style: futuristic, serious, exciting, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: battles, good versus evil, adventure, heroic mission, heroes, space station, rivalry, androids and robots, space wars, political unrest, escapades, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.3
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Pom Poko (1994)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The Raccoons of the Tama Hills are being forced from their homes by the rapid development of houses and shopping malls. As it becomes harder to find food and shelter, they decide to band together and fight back. The Raccoons practice and perfect the ...
Style: humorous, stylized, semi serious, allegory, colourful ...
Audience: pre-teens, preschoolers, kids, family outing
Plot: japanese mythology, animals, transformation, environmentalism, deforestation, anthropomorphism, environment, emperor, righting the wronged, master villain, rescue, escapades ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Mobile Suit Gundam III: Encounters in Space (1982)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Amuro Ray and the rest of the White Base crew, now denominated the 13th Autonomous Corps, return to outer space to support the rest of the Earth Federation forces for the decisive battle against the Duchy of Zeon's forces.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space wars, battles, chaos, escapades, adventure, space and aliens, heroes, rivalry, spacecraft, teenage boy, giant robots, piloted giant robot ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Daughter of Darkness (1997)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Mayuka is a girl who appears one day and claims to be Tenchi's daughter. As the initial shock wears off, everyone in the Masaki household gets used to Mayuka's presence. However, things only become more interesting as Washu tries to ...
Style: semi serious, futuristic, stylized, humorous, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: rivalry, parents and children, heroic mission, vengeance, false accusation, curses spells and rituals, silly humor, escapades, mysterious character, androids and robots, heroes, adventure ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 7.3
 484
Cyborg 009 (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 160 min.
TV show
Story: Eighteen-year-old Joe Shimamura, a rebellious, spiky-haired half-Japanese youth, wakes up one afternoon to find himself lying on an operating-room table with a strange suit and superhuman abilities such as the ability to move faster than the human ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious
Plot: androids and robots, chaos and mayhem, laboratory, a.i., adventure, escapades, future dystopia, rebelliousness, chaos, rivalry, technology gone awry, weapon system ...
Place: japan, africa, russia, china, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Kurau Phantom Memory (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Kurau Phantom Memory is a 2004 science fiction anime series, produced by Bones and Media Factory, which was broadcast in Japan by the anime television networks Animax and TV Asahi. Set primarily in the year 2110, it explores themes such as ...
Style: atmospheric, exciting, suspenseful, serious, adult animation
Plot: disorder, superhuman powers, space and aliens, escapades, rivalry, androids and robots, man versus machine, experiment gone awry, scientist, martial arts, experiment, alien life-form ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Ghost in the Shell Arise - Border 4: Ghost Stands Alone (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 59 min.
Story: The upcoming installment's story takes place amidst signs of postwar reconstruction in the winter of 2028. Tensions are rising in New Port City as demonstrations are held concerning the interests of foreign cartels. This leads to a shooting ...
Style: stylized, dark, humorous, twists and turns, philosophical ...
Plot: androids and robots, cyborgs, cyberpunk, technology gone awry, mind game, government agency, law enforcement, uncover truth, a.i., fighting crime, track down, rivalry ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (1997)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, 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, youth, apocalypse, space wars, end of the world, catastrophe, rebirth, disaster, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, future, 2010s
Place: tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Escaflowne: The Movie (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Gaea is a mythical realm ruled by sword and sorcery and immersed in blood and violence. Thrust into a conflict she doesn't quite understand, Hitomi Kanzaki helps aid the young Prince Van as they embark upon a journey to fight the Black Dragon ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, serious, mecha, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, unrequited love, tragic hero, supernatural ability, supernatural, adventure, escapades, rivalry, future dystopia, teenage life, heroic mission, dragon ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Wings of Honneamise (1987)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: On a future Earth, war between the Kingdom of Honneamise and its rival, The Republic, is inevitable. As evolving technology creates new ways to wage war, a small group seeks to propel mankind into space in their world’s first spaceflight program. ...
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, visually appealing, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, outer space, astronaut, conspiracy, assassination, fighting the system, heroes, adventure, rivalry, space and aliens, politics, underdog ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Black Magic M-66 (1987)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 48 min.
Story: A freelance reporter stumbles on a desperate military operation. An army chopper has crashed and its cargo has been activated. Now there are two killer androids running loose in the wilderness and have the daughter of their inventor as their target. ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, rough, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: murder, adventure, crimes, a.i., ghost, man versus machine, supernatural, chaos, investigation, journalism, rescue, race against time ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%