Movies like Robot Carnival

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Robot Carnival (1987)
 7.0
 2K
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: anthology, stylized, exciting, futuristic, surreal, atmospheric, serious, visually appealing, enigmatic, lyrical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: androids and robots, androids, escapades, man versus machine, killer robot, a.i., imaginary, robot as menace, giant robot, piloted giant robot, giant robots, character study, multiple storylines, crime gone awry, transformation, unlikely friendships, heroes, abduction, rivalry, master villain, scientist, amusement park, female director, robot, steampunk ...
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 imaginary, danger, escapades, heroes, rivalry, androids and robots and adventure mostly in Animation, Sci-Fi and Drama genres. Some movies like Robot Carnival: Memories (1995), Dead Leaves (2004), Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (2009), Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (2012), Oldman Z (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.6
 15K
Memories (1995)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, 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: anthology, surreal, exciting, futuristic, enigmatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: distopia, outer space, adventure, danger, imaginary, memories, escapades, steampunk, chaos, life is a bitch, space travel, gun ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
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100%
 7.2
 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: humorous, futuristic, surreal, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, adventure, future dystopia, rescue, surrealism, heroic mission, good versus evil, escapades, superhero, survival, cloning, imaginary ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
68%
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 ⇓
67%
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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 ⇓
56%
Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack (1988)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
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, stylized, suspenseful, epic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: androids and robots, space wars, space and aliens, a.i., danger, man versus machine, master villain, society, imaginary, heroes, superhero, escapades ...
Time: future
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.9
 2K
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: stylized, rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: satire, rivalry, escapades, imaginary, space wars, apocalypse, future dystopia, alien encounter, danger, mad scientist, man versus machine, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 ⇓
46%
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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 ⇓
46%
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 ⇓
45%
Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam A New Translation III: Love is the Pulse of the Stars (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
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: stylized, serious, futuristic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: battles, adventure, heroic mission, heroes, good versus evil, space and aliens, space station, uninhibited rivalry, danger, political unrest, space wars, androids and robots ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 ⇓
44%
 6.9
 1K
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, atmospheric, futuristic, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: soldier, royal family, ghost, rivalry, escapades, danger, curses spells and rituals, heroes, imaginary, traveler, samurai, demon ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.0
 17K
Appleseed (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In a utopian society created at the end of the third world war, a female warrior who has been plucked from the badlands begins to see cracks in this new facade. And what does this community have planned for the rest of humankind?
Style: mecha, exciting, futuristic, stylized, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cyberpunk, cyborgs, androids and robots, a.i., vestiges of humanity, genetic engineering, apocalypse, imaginary, graphic violence, adventure, danger, post apocalypse ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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 ⇓
41%
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, rough, futuristic, exciting, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: murder, a.i., supernatural, man versus machine, adventure, crimes, ghost, chaos, life is a bitch, investigation, rescue, woman in danger ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.1
 4K
Gandahar (1987)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: France
Duration: 78 min.
Story: René Laloux, created Gandahar, his final animated feature film. Based on Jean-Pierre Andrevon’s novel Les Hommes-machines contre Gandahar (The Machine-Men versus Gandahar) This fascinating adult animation combines Laloux’s famous imagination ...
Style: surreal, stylized, serious, exciting, futuristic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: utopia, mutant, nudity (full frontal - brief), robot, surrealism, invasion, experiment gone awry, life is a bitch, technology gone awry, uncover truth, imaginary kingdom, investigation ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Mobile Suit Gundam III: Encounters in Space (1982)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
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: stylized, futuristic, suspenseful, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space wars, danger, heroes, space and aliens, adventure, escapades, rivalry, imaginary, chaos, battles, robot, spacecraft ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: time travel, martial arts, battles, genocide, alternate timeline, teacher student relationship, androids, dragon, superhero, good versus evil, distopia, chaos ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 ⇓
38%
 7.5
 412
Cyborg 009 (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 160 min.
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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: serious, exciting, stylized
Plot: androids and robots, chaos and mayhem, laboratory, adventure, imaginary, danger, escapades, a.i., chaos, rivalry, future dystopia, rebelliousness ...
Place: japan, africa, russia, china, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Mobile Suit Gundam II: Soldiers of Sorrow (1981)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 139 min.
Story: After managing to survive attacks by Zeon's Char Aznable and Garma Zabi, the crew of Federation warship White Base and its mobile suits must battle Zeon forces through Asia, Europe, and the Atlantic Ocean if they are to reach Earth ...
Style: futuristic, bleak, stylized, exciting, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: spacecraft, outer space, space wars, rivalry, danger, imaginary, society, superhero, space and aliens, escapades, evil alien, space station ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Mobile Suit Gundam I (1981)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 137 min.
Story: In the year Universal Century 0079, humans have colonized the area of space lying in between the Earth and the moon. However the ambitious Zabi family, rulers of the Duchy of Zeon (the grouping of colonies furthest from the earth) has sparked a war.
Style: serious, suspenseful, stylized, exciting
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space wars, androids and robots, danger, man versus machine, rivalry, adventure, superhero, escapades, imaginary, master villain, fighting crime, society ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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 ⇓
34%
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: suspenseful, stylized, exciting, rough, futuristic ...
Plot: cyborgs, androids and robots, terrorism, government agency, graphic violence, strong female presence, rivalry, undercover, fighting crime, police investigation, technology gone awry, uncover truth ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.3
 24K
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: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: animals, transformation, environmentalism, deforestation, anthropomorphism, animal, testicles, environment, rivalry, good versus evil, legends and myths, suburban life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Gulliver's Travels Beyond the Moon (1965)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The story concerns a homeless boy named Ricky, or Ted in the Japanese version. After seeing a movie about Gulliver he meets Professor Gulliver himself in a forest. Gulliver is now an elderly, space-traveling scientist. With Dr. Gulliver's ...
Style: futuristic, semi serious, tense, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: space travel, adventurer, man versus machine, danger, battles, evil empire, killer robot, distant planet, space wars, heroic mission, good versus evil, heroes ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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 ⇓
32%
 7.1
 3K
Neo Tokyo (1987)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Three shorts directed by the same names that brought you Metropolis, Ninja Scroll, and Akira. It begins with “Labyrinth Labyrintos”, a story of a maze in a child's mind, directed by Rintaro. Next Yoshiaki Kawajiri gives us “The Running ...
Style: stylized, offbeat, futuristic, bleak, exciting ...
Plot: reporter, flood, swamp, robot, clown, cat, cyberspace, car race, chaos, supernatural, escapades, chases and races ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Urusei Yatsura 4: Lum the Forever (1986)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The basic plot is centered on the great cherry tree Tarōzakura and what happens after it is cut down during the making of a movie, Lum loses her horns-and her powers! Thus begins the strangest and most lyrical of the Urusei Yatsura movies. The ...
Style: stylized, offbeat, humorous, psychological, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, school, friendship, teenage life, escapades, heroes, imaginary, danger, gang, bird, civil war, memory ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%