Movies like Oldman Z

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Oldman Z (1991)
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Oldman Z (1991)
Original name: Rôjin Z
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 rescue him from the government's experiment. Thus begins a wild chase through the busy streets of Tokyo as the 6th generation computer begins to have the personality of the old man's ex-wife and as the government's secret project unfolds.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting, stylized, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: a.i., androids and robots, cyberpunk, mecha, benign alien, mad scientist, man versus machine, alien encounter, apocalypse, experiment gone awry, future dystopia, space wars, technology gone awry, danger, heroes, imaginary, society, chaos, space and aliens, golden years, computers and web, escapades, rivalry, disorder, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo

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Most similar movies to Oldman Z

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out stylized, serious, suspenseful and futuristic films with plots about androids and robots, imaginary, heroes, rivalry, danger, chaos and escapades mostly in Animation, Sci-Fi and Action genres. Some movies like Oldman Z: Black Magic M-66 (1987), Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (2009), Vexille (2007), Venus Wars (1989), Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, futuristic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: soldier, murder, a.i., androids and robots, man versus machine, future dystopia, technology gone awry, danger, adventure, escapades, heroes, imaginary ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: atmospheric, stylized, futuristic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mecha, androids and robots, man versus machine, save the world, future dystopia, heroic mission, danger, adventure, heroes, imaginary, rivalry, space and aliens ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.9
 7K
Vexille (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: 2067: Isolation: Japan seals herself off from the eyes of the world in the face of unilateral international policy setting strict limits on the use of robotic technology. The island nation exists only behind a veil of seclusion. No soul shall ...
Style: stylized, serious, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: artificial intelligence, cyberpunk, terrorism, a.i., androids and robots, master villain, man versus machine, save the world, chaos and mayhem, future dystopia, heroic mission, space and aliens ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 1K
Venus Wars (1989)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The new frontier of Venus has degenerated into a dystopia ravaged by the civil war between Ishtar and Aphrodia. Bubbly reporter Susan Sommers arrives in the capitol of Aphrodia just before it's captured by Ishtar. She falls in with a bunch of ...
Style: futuristic, serious, stylized, suspenseful, adaptation directed by original author
Audience: boys' night
Plot: reporter, invasion, good versus evil, adventure, a.i., motorcycle, war, androids and robots, save the world, alien encounter, apocalypse, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: androids and robots, space travel, alien encounter, chaos, angel, pilot, a.i., adventure, parent child relationship, man versus machine, save the world, future dystopia ...
Time: near future
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: stylized, futuristic, serious, exciting, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: androids and robots, anthology, a.i., scientist, giant robot, amusement park, secret lover, robot as menace, man versus machine, escapades, heroes, imaginary ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.2
 556
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: serious, stylized, exciting, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: distant planet, a.i., androids and robots, good versus evil, man versus machine, adventure, save the world, alien encounter, apocalypse, chaos and mayhem, future dystopia, heroic mission ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Appleseed Ex Machina (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: As members of ESWAT, the elite forces serving Olympus, Deunan and Briaereos they are deployed everywhere trouble strikes. Olympus finds itself under a stealth attack - cyborg terrorism, deadly nanotech zealots, and rioting citizens are just some of ...
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, exciting, futuristic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: terrorist, mecha, cyberpunk, terrorism, a.i., battle zone, androids and robots, soldier, future dystopia, heroic mission, heroes, imaginary ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (2004)
Genre: Animation, 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, philosophical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cyberpunk, investigation, androids and robots, terrorism, uncover truth, computers and web, good versus evil, crimes, danger, escapades, imaginary, law enforcement ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan, hong kong, asia, battleship, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.2
 415
Parasite Dolls (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 85 min.
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, serious, suspenseful, exciting, bleak ...
Plot: a.i., androids and robots, mecha, man versus machine, apocalypse, future dystopia, parallel world, technology gone awry, danger, imaginary, chaos, ghost ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: suspenseful, serious, futuristic, stylized, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, violence, robot, ghost, mars, a.i., androids and robots, master villain, fighting crime, save the world, adventure, terrorism ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.0
 17K
Appleseed (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, 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: futuristic, stylized, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: androids and robots, danger, chaos, a.i., genetic engineering, vestiges of humanity, cyberpunk, cloning, adventure, heroic mission, heroes, rivalry ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: robot, save the day, police, investigation, fighting the system, good versus evil, neo noir, mecha, a.i., androids and robots, master villain, fighting crime ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, exciting, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: androids and robots, adventure, lone wolves, master villain, superhero, man versus machine, future dystopia, heroic mission, space travel, space wars, good versus evil, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.4
 1K
RahXephon (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: In a world where time passes at a crawl and the blood of your neighbor runs blue, 17 year old high school student Ayato Kamina goes about his daily life within Tokyo Jupiter oblivious to the world around him, having been educated with the fact that ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, stylized
Plot: space wars, evil alien, a.i., androids and robots, military, mecha, benign alien, man versus machine, high school, save the world, survival, alien encounter ...
Place: asia, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.6
 13K
Memories (1995)
Genre: Animation, Fantasy, 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, atmospheric, stylized, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: steampunk, anthology, laboratory, androids and robots, ship, ghost, haunted by the past, save the world, future dystopia, heroic mission, space travel, adventure ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.8
 382
Sin: The Movie (2000)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: It is the near future, and the city of Freeport teeters on the verge of total collapse. The twin tides of rampant crime and ruinous graft face only one barrier: the elite strike force HARDCORPS. Led by Colonel John Blade, HARDCORPS is the last force ...
Style: futuristic, rough, serious, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: a.i., gory, androids and robots, cyberpunk, government agency, tough law enforcer, adventure, fighting crime, investigation, race against time, save the world, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 21st century, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: futuristic, bleak, serious, stylized, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, special agents, chaos and mayhem, urban, heroic mission, political unrest, heroes, law enforcement, partners, state affairs, chaos, androids and robots ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
WXIII: Patlabor the Movie 3 (2002)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Animation, Action, Crime
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set in the year 2000 (between the events of Patlabor and Patlabor 2), when the level of Labor accidents begin to escalate around Tokyo Bay, police detectives Kusumi and Hata are assigned to investigate. What they discover leads to a series of ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, robot, genetic engineering, gory, a.i., neo noir, androids and robots, mecha, ghost, fighting crime, investigation, save the world ...
Time: future
Place: asia, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Ghost in the Shell Arise - Border 2: Ghost Whispers (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 57 min.
Story: Freed of her responsibilities with the 501 Organization, Motoko Kusanagi must now learn how to take orders from Aramaki. Someone hacks the Logicomas, and Batou enlists the help of former army intelligence officer Ishikawa and former air artillery ...
Style: serious, stylized, futuristic, exciting, rough ...
Plot: a.i., special agents, cyberpunk, terrorism, uncover truth, car chase, mystery, police investigation, danger, deadly, imaginary, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: In the future when technological enhancements and robotics are a way of life, Major Motoko Kusanagi and Section 9 take care of the jobs that are too difficult for the police. Section 9 employs hackers, sharpshooters, detectives and cyborgs all in an ...
Style: bleak, serious, futuristic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: a.i., androids and robots, cyberpunk, investigation, mind game, neo noir, robot, man versus machine, cyberspace, hacker, technology gone awry, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, future, near future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Appleseed Alpha (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Based on the comic book by the creator of Ghost in the Shell, a young female soldier Deunan and her cyborg partner Briareos survive through the post World War 3 apocalyptic New York in search of human's future hope, the legendary city of ...
Style: futuristic, serious, stylized, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: heroes, mecha, cyberpunk, androids and robots, battle zone, master warrior, war, save the world, survival, heroic mission, tough heroes, good versus evil ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: new york, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
New Getter Robo (2004)
Genre: Animation, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: New Getter Robot is an anime original video animation co-produced by Dynamic Planning and Bandai Visual. The series is a re-imagining of the 1970s manga Getter Robo, created by Go Nagai and Ken Ishikawa, that incorporates aspects of Japanese ...
Style: stylized, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: a.i., adventure, androids and robots, master villain, save the world, alien encounter, apocalypse, chaos and mayhem, experiment gone awry, future dystopia, heroic mission, space travel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Armitage III: Polymatrix (1996)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ross Sylibus is assigned to a police unit on a Martian colony, to find that women are being murdered by a psychotic named D'anclaude. He is assigned a very unorthodox partner named Naomi Armitage, who seems to have links to the victims. To stir ...
Style: serious, bleak, futuristic, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, fighting the system, androids and robots, master villain, future dystopia, heroic mission, technology gone awry, life is a bitch, crimes, danger, heroes, imaginary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, epic, stylized, serious, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: a.i., adventure, androids and robots, space battle, mecha, space opera, lone wolves, master villain, superhero, fighting crime, man versus machine, space wars ...
Time: future
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (1997)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 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, stylized, atmospheric, futuristic, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: insanity, space wars, violence, space and aliens, apocalypse, mecha, philosophy, youth, a.i., androids and robots, body horror, man versus machine ...
Time: 21st century, future, 2010s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Mardock Scramble: The First Compression (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 69 min.
Story: Rune Ballot is a down-and-out teen prostitute in Mardock City. One day, she's picked up by an ambitious casino manager named Shell who gives her everything she could want. Renewed by a false innocence, a false past, and now the false life Shell ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, serious, exciting, bleak ...
Plot: prostitute, androids and robots, artificial intelligence, cyberpunk, girls with guns, starting over, vengeance, woman in danger, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, atmospheric, stylized, surreal, serious ...
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, a.i., mind game, computers and web, artificial intelligence, computer virus, technology gone awry, chase, terrorism, hacker, policewoman ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 8.1
 130K
Akira (1988)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, 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: atmospheric, stylized, surreal, epic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, experiment, gang, stadium, motorcycle gang, army, mutation, rescue, military, chaos, psychic, nihilism ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.9
 3K
Macross Plus (1994)
Genre: Animation, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Macross Plus is a four-episode anime OVA and theatrical movie in the Macross series. It was the first sequel to the original Macross television series that took place in the official timeline. Plus was a groundbreaking combination of traditional cel ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, semi serious, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: androids and robots, man versus machine, love triangle, a.i., master villain, save the world, adventure, apocalypse, chaos and mayhem, future dystopia, heroic mission, space travel ...
Time: future, 2040s, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%