Movies like Summer Wars

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Summer Wars (2009)
 7.5
 26K
Summer Wars (2009)
Original name: サマーウォーズ
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Kenji is your typical teenage misfit. He’s good at math, bad with girls, and spends most of his time out hanging out in the all-powerful online community known as OZ. His second life is the only life he has – until the girl of his dreams, Natsuki, hijacks him for a starring role as a fake fiancé at her family reunion. Things only get stranger from there. A late-night email containing a cryptic mathematic riddle leads to the unleashing of a rogue AI intent on using the virtual world of OZ to destroy the real world. As Armageddon looms on the horizon, Kenji and his new “family” set aside their differences and band together to save the worlds they inhabit in this "near-perfect blend of social satire and science fiction."
Style: humorous, exciting, witty, suspenseful, semi serious, stylized, mind bending, visually appealing, touching, affectionate ...
Audience: teens
Plot: artificial intelligence, computer, virtual reality, technology gone awry, chaos, code breaking, hacker, family relations, save the world, code, satellite, teenage life, birthday, a.i., computer genius, heroic mission, imaginary, adventure, youth, prodigy, danger, heroes, love and romance, teenage love, family reunited ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, california

Most similar movies to Summer Wars

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, stylized, humorous and semi serious films with plots about danger, imaginary, heroes, adventure, rivalry, escapades and heroic mission mostly in Animation, Action and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Summer Wars: Digimon: The Movie (2000), Tokyo Godfathers (2003), Big Hero 6 (2014), The Book of Life (2014), Rise of the Guardians (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When 17-year-old Makoto Konno gains the ability to, quite literally, "leap" backwards through time, she immediately sets about improving her grades and preventing personal mishaps. However, she soon realises that changing the past ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, twists and turns, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, friendship, teenage love, supernatural ability, school, high school, student, supernatural, teenage girl, classmate, imaginary ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Digimon: The Movie (2000)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The first story focused on Tai and Kari Kamiya four years before their adventure in the Digital World. It shows their first encounter with Digimon and what happened to them (as well as the other children). Tai and Kari wake one morning to find a ...
Style: humorous, melancholic, road movie, surreal, stylized ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: adventure, friendship, monster, good versus evil, danger, heroes, heroic mission, save the world, young heroes, rivalry, rescue, androids and robots ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Tokyo Godfathers (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: One Christmas Eve three people, a middle-aged alcoholic named Gin, a former drag queen Hana and a dependent runaway girl Miyuki, discover an abandoned newborn while looking through the garbage.
Style: touching, emotional, semi serious, sentimental, feel good ...
Plot: holiday, christmas, family relations, eccentric family, adventure, life is a bitch, youth, friends, parents and children, homeless, alcohol abuse, heist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.8
 404K
Big Hero 6 (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.
Style: exciting, touching, sentimental, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, disney, robot, heroes, superhero, adventure, imaginary, boy genius, young heroes, good versus evil, family, androids and robots ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: san francisco, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
The Book of Life (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The journey of Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must ...
Style: exciting, touching, suspenseful, stylized, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, life & death, fall in love, hopes, destiny, true love, imaginary, escapades, bullfighting, love triangle, friendship, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Rise of the Guardians (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When an evil spirit known as Pitch lays down the gauntlet to take over the world, the immortal Guardians must join forces for the first time to protect the hopes, beliefs and imagination of children all over the world.
Style: exciting, touching, fairy tale, colourful, witty ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing, girls' night
Plot: fairy, good versus evil, adventure, legends and myths, imaginary, friendship, childhood, belief, holiday, santa claus, christmas, dreams ...
Place: st. petersburg russia, new york, saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 38K
Wolf Children (2012)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: After her werewolf lover unexpectedly dies in an accident, a woman must find a way to raise the son and daughter that she had with him. However, their inheritance of their father's traits prove to be a challenge for her.
Style: heartbreaking, atmospheric, sweet, colourful, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: werewolf, childhood, family relations, parents and children, wolf, human becomes animal, school, single mother, social relations, supernatural, love, imaginary ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Digimon Adventure Tri. - Chapter 1: Reunion (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: It's been six years since that summer adventure when Taichi Yagami and the rest of the DigiDestined crossed over to the Digital World. And nearly three years have passed since the final battle between Hikari Yagami's group and ...
Style: exciting, captivating, entertaining, tense, semi serious ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: reunion, adventure, save the world, friendship, danger, rivalry, parallel world, escapades, imaginary, young heroes, youth, piloted giant robot ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 4K
Code Lyoko (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Code Lyoko centers on four children who travel to the virtual world of Lyoko to battle against a sentient artificial intelligence named XANA, with a virtual human called Aelita.
Style: humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, exciting, stylized
Audience: kids, pre-teens
Plot: man versus machine, a.i., save the world, adventure, young heroes, youth, parallel world, computer virus, danger, rivalry, escapades, technology gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.4
 71K
The Animatrix (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Straight from the creators of the groundbreaking Matrix trilogy, this collection of short animated films from the world's leading anime directors fuses computer graphics and Japanese anime to provide the background of the Matrix universe and ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, bleak, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, man versus machine, save the world, technology gone awry, alternate reality, danger, a.i., cyberspace, fighting the system, uncover truth, imaginary, heroic mission ...
Time: future, 21st century, 22nd century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.8
 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: serious, exciting, suspenseful, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: artificial intelligence, cyberpunk, androids and robots, terrorism, man versus machine, future dystopia, heroes, save the world, research, chaos, isolation, heroic mission ...
Time: future, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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 ⇓
31%
The Last: Naruto the Movie (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Two years after the events of the Fourth Great Ninja War, the moon that Hagoromo Otsutsuki created long ago to seal away the Gedo Statue begins to descend towards the world, threatening to become a meteor that would destroy everything on impact. ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, futuristic, exciting, serious
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: danger, ninja, adventure, good versus evil, supernatural ability, save the world, heroes, master warrior, imaginary, love and romance, heroic mission, young lovers ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 ⇓
29%
 6.3
 93
Asura Cryin' (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Tomoharu is a normal high school student... except for the fact that he is never alone. Haunted by the ghost of his dead childhood friend, he moves into a new residence at the beginning of the school year. Life turns out to be a little more ...
Style: exciting, entertaining, captivating, humorous, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, friendship, good versus evil, friends, heroic mission, young heroes, teenage life, high school life, save the world, danger, supernatural, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya (2010)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 162 min.
Story: It is mid-december, and SOS Brigade chief Haruhi Suzumiya announces that the Brigade is going to hold a Christmas party in their clubroom, with Japanese hotpot for dinner. The brigade members Kyon, Yuki Nagato, Mikuru Asahina and Itsuki Koizumi ...
Style: exciting, stylized, humorous, semi serious, epic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: christmas, high school, time travel, danger, save the day, alternate dimension, adventure, youth, imaginary, rescue, computer genius, social relations ...
Time: year 1999, 1990s, future, 2010s, 90s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Movie (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After the conclusion of the Battle City Tournament, deep below the sands of Egypt, an ancient evil has awakened. Anubis, who was defeated centuries ago by Yugi’s mysterious alter ego – the ancient Pharaoh – has returned for revenge. Wielding ...
Style: humorous, stylized, semi serious, intense, idiotic ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing, teens
Plot: good versus evil, battles, friendship, save the world, monster, imaginary, fight, adventure, teenage life, heroic mission, young heroes, secret identity ...
Time: future
Place: egypt, asia, japan, middle east, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
TRON: Uprising (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: TRON: Uprising is an American animated science fiction television series, part of the TRON franchise, that aired on Disney XD in the United States from May 18, 2012 to January 28, 2013. The series is directed by Charlie Bean, who also acts as ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: virtual reality, rebellion, adventure, danger, cyberspace, heroes, computer system, a.i., technology gone awry, man versus machine, heroic, leader ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 ⇓
29%
Ben 10: Omniverse (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Ben 10: Omniverse is an American animated television series currently airing on Cartoon Network, in the United States. The series is the fourth installment in the Ben 10 franchise. Man of Action created the franchise. The series was announced at ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, suspenseful, offbeat ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: save the world, adventure, young heroes, alien encounter, space and aliens, superhuman powers, teenage life, good versus evil, danger, imaginary, heroic mission, superhero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 ⇓
28%
 7.1
 987
Mew Mew Power (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Earth is a beautiful planet...rich in natural resources and home to millions of living species. However, over the years 2,500 of these species have become extinct. Humans are taking for granted what Earth has to offer. They have become selfish, ...
Style: feel good, captivating, exciting, stylized, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: human becoming an animal, heroic mission, adventure, young heroes, save the world, good versus evil, human becomes animal, environmental health, danger, chaos, imaginary, battles ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Movie in collections
Pokémon: The Rise of Darkrai (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ash and friends (this time accompanied by newcomer Dawn) arrive at an idyllic village on their way to their next Pokemon contest, where chaos will soon erupt with the prophecy of two Pokemon Gods (Dialga and Palkia) and the arrival of a mysterious, ...
Style: semi serious, stylized, captivating, humorous, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing, teens
Plot: pokemon, save the day, heroic mission, adventure, young heroes, heroes, escapades, danger, imaginary, mysterious character, contests and competitions, rivalry ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 ⇓
28%
Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: In this sequel to Full Metal Panic! Fumoffu?!, Mithril becomes aware of a secret organization that has technology able to counter the ECS (Electronic Cloaking System) mode. This organization, known as Amalgam, also has "Black ...
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, semi serious, mecha
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroic mission, danger, adventure, heroes, chaos, teenage life, imaginary, rivalry, escapades, military life, secret movement, young people ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Sword Art Online (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: The players of a virtual reality MMORPG, Sword Art Online, are trapped and fighting for their very lives. After it is announced that the only way to leave the game is by beating it, Kirito—a very powerful swordsman—and his friends take on a ...
Style: exciting, stylized, mind bending, touching, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: virtual reality, adventure, survival, trapped, danger, master warrior, swords and armor, struggle, fall in love, warrior, rivalry, determination ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Pokemon: Jirachi - Wish Maker (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Ash, Pikachu and friends (minus Misty) were visiting a festival celebrating the appearance of a comet when they stumble upon a mysterious rock-like crystal...
Style: semi serious, exciting, feel good, light, humorous
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, good versus evil, obsessive quest, heroic mission, rivalry, young heroes, imaginary, dragon, heroes, imaginary kingdom, save the world, friends ...
Time: 2000s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The events of Battle of Gods take place some years after the battle with Majin Buu, which determined the fate of the entire universe. After awakening from a long slumber, Beerus, the God of Destruction is visited by Whis, his attendant and learns ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, melancholic, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dragon, martial arts, supernatural ability, adventure, imaginary, battles, danger, master villain, heroes, supernatural, master warrior, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 ⇓
27%
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