Movies like Summer Wars

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Summer Wars (2009)
 7.4
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Summer Wars (2009)
Original name: サマーウォーズ
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
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, suspenseful, witty, semi serious, stylized, funny, romantic, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: virtual reality, technology gone awry, code breaking, artificial intelligence, chaos, family relations, save the world, satellite, code, computer, teenage love, teenage life, hacker, a.i., computer genius, heroic mission, adventure, youth, prodigy, birthday, heroes, love and romance, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, family reunited, deception ...
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 stylized, exciting, semi serious and humorous films with plots about danger, imaginary, escapades, adventure, heroes, rivalry and heroic mission mostly in Animation, Action and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Summer Wars: Digimon: The Movie (2000), Tokyo Godfathers (2003), Whisper of the Heart (1995), Code Lyoko (2003), Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, 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, twists and turns, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, friendship, high school, teenage love, supernatural ability, teenage girl, classmate, school, love, supernatural, student ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, good versus evil, monster, friendship, heroes, superhero, heroic mission, young heroes, rivalry, rescue, androids and robots, technology gone awry ...
Place: usa, new york, colorado, pentagon, america ...
⇓ 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, feel good, sentimental, semi serious ...
Plot: holiday, christmas, adventure, friends, life is a bitch, parents and children, homeless, family relations, baby, female impersonator, eccentric family, heist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Whisper of the Heart (1995)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Shizuku lives a simple life, dominated by her love for stories and writing. One day she notices that all the library books she has have been previously checked out by the same person: 'Seiji Amasawa'. Curious as to who he is, Shizuku meets ...
Style: feel good, touching, uplifting, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: teenage love, follow your dream, love, fall in love, first love, cat, love and romance, high school life, teenage life, self discovery, youth, imagination ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: japan, italy, tokyo, europe, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.3
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Code Lyoko (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 26 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: suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, exciting, stylized
Audience: kids, pre-teens
Plot: man versus machine, young heroes, save the world, adventure, a.i., youth, computer virus, rivalry, escapades, parallel world, technology gone awry, human versus computer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
InuYasha the Movie 2: The Castle Beyond the Looking Glass (2002)
Genre: Action, Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: With their most formidable foe vanquished, Inuyasha and his comrades begin returning to their everyday lives. But their peace is fleeting as another adversary emerges: Kaguya, the self-proclaimed princess from the Moon of Legend, hatches a plot to ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, stylized, mystical
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, adventure, heroic mission, young heroes, supernatural, supernatural ability, parallel world, master villain, escapades, youth, curses spells and rituals ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - Solid State Society (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story takes place in the year 2034, two years after the events in Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. 2nd GIG. Female cyborg Major Motoko Kusanagi has left Public Security Section 9, an elite counter-terrorist and anti-crime unit specializing in ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, stylized, futuristic, atmospheric
Plot: androids and robots, hacker, crimes, adventure, investigation, politics, terrorism, future dystopia, cyberspace, undercover, fighting crime, a.i. ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2030s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Eden of the East the Movie I: The King of Eden (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Takizawa prevented Japan's destruction - and then he vanished. Six months later, clues lead Saki to the Big Apple in search of her missing friend. Meanwhile, the remaining Selecao are plotting their final move. Some of them would prefer ...
Style: exciting, humorous, captivating, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: crimes, escapades, amnesia, investigation, terrorist plot, secret agents, romance, salvation, mystery, heroic mission, mysterious stranger, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, new york, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: superhero, secret identity, chase, young heroes, fighting crime, good versus evil, adventure, heroic mission, escapades, youth, rivalry, gang ...
Time: 2000s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, east asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: touching, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: life & death, adventure, hopes, true love, fall in love, bullfighting, love and romance, destiny, escapades, love triangle, family, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Digimon Adventure tri. Part 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, semi serious, captivating, entertaining, tense ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: adventure, save the world, escapades, young heroes, parallel world, rivalry, friendship, youth, piloted giant robot, couples, friends, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 8.1
 44K
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, sentimental, colourful ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: werewolf, childhood, family relations, wolf, single mother, parents and children, social relations, school, supernatural, love, female werewolf, breast feeding ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
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: stylized, exciting, semi serious, suspenseful, mecha
Audience: boys' night
Plot: teenager, heroic mission, teenage life, adventure, heroes, secret movement, military life, escapades, chaos, rivalry, television, danger ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 ⇓
29%
Fafner in the Azure: Dead Aggressor - Heaven and Earth (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The year is 2148. Two years have passed since the world was defended from the mysterious Festum, leaving the world in peace. Soushi promised Kazuki that he would one day return to Tatsumiya Island but instead he still keeps himself hidden, living ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, suspense, light, mecha
Plot: save the world, ecological disaster, technology gone awry, love and romance, heroes, future dystopia, romancing partners, chaos, rivalry, master villain, heroic mission, adventure ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.7
 107
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, good versus evil, friendship, heroic mission, rivalry, teenage life, young heroes, friends, high school life, supernatural, save the world, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.3
 78K
The Animatrix (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, 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: philosophical, exciting, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: man versus machine, future dystopia, cyberpunk, save the world, technology gone awry, a.i., alternate reality, hacker, androids and robots, cyberspace, heroes, martial arts ...
Time: future, 21st century, 22nd century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.8
 3K
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 ⇓
28%
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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 ⇓
28%
Patema Inverted (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In an underground world where tunnels extend everywhere, even though they live in dark and confined spaces, people wear protective clothes and lead quiet and enjoyable lives. Patema, a princess in her underground village, loves to explore the ...
Style: captivating, semi serious, sentimental, colourful, stylized ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: love and romance, friendship, steampunk, escapades, fighting the system, future dystopia, imaginary kingdom, adventure, post apocalypse, self discovery, investigation, good versus evil ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 ⇓
27%
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Needless (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Needless is an action comedy science fiction manga and anime series by Kami Imai. Serialized in Shueisha's seinen magazine Ultra Jump beginning in 2004, an anime adaptation by Madhouse began airing on July 2, 2009.
Style: stylized, bleak, suspenseful, exciting, semi serious ...
Plot: chaos and mayhem, supernatural, apocalypse, heroes, supernatural ability, future dystopia, adventure, chaos, supernatural power, society, friends, superhuman powers ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 ⇓
27%
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 7.7
 9K
Mind Game (2004)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
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, touching, humorous ...
Plot: self discovery, family relations, righting the wronged, family in danger, supernatural, adventure, dealing with death, hopes, couples, old love, siblings relations, changing the past or future ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Tokyo Mew Mew (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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, stylized, captivating, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: good versus evil, human becoming an animal, heroic mission, adventure, young heroes, environmental health, superhuman powers, escapades, battles, chaos, save the world, heroes ...
Place: asia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 ⇓
27%
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 ⇓
27%
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 ⇓
27%
Naruto: Legend of the Stone of Gelel (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Naruto, Shikamaru, and Sakura are executing their mission of delivering a lost pet to a certain village. However, right in the midst of things, troops led by the mysterious knight, Temujin, attack them. In the violent battle, the three become ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, captivating, entertaining
Audience: teens
Plot: ninja, master warrior, rescue, supernatural, young heroes, heroes, good versus evil, escapades, heroic mission, adventure, martial arts, fight ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.5
 1K
To Love-Ru (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: To Love-Ru is a Japanese manga series written by Saki Hasemi, and illustrated by Kentaro Yabuki, creator of Black Cat. The manga was serialized in Shueisha's manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump between April 24, 2006 and August 31, 2009; 18 ...
Style: exciting, captivating, ecchi, romantic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: school, benign alien, youth, teenage life, romance, love and romance, harem, space and aliens, alien encounter, high school, alien, couple relations ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%