Movies like Summer Wars

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Summer Wars (2009)
 7.5
 27K
Summer Wars (2009)
Original name: サマーウォーズ
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan, USA
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, funny, romantic, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: technology gone awry, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, chaos, code breaking, family relations, save the world, code, satellite, computer, teenage life, hacker, a.i., computer genius, heroic mission, imaginary, adventure, youth, prodigy, danger, birthday, heroes, love and romance, teenage love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
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 suspenseful films with plots about danger, heroes, imaginary, adventure, escapades, 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), The Last: Naruto the Movie (2014), Code Lyoko (2003). 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, twists and turns, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, student, friendship, teenage love, supernatural ability, classmate, teenage girl, high school, school, love, supernatural ...
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, danger, heroic mission, young heroes, rivalry, rescue, androids and robots, technology gone awry ...
Place: colorado, america, new york, pentagon, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Tokyo Godfathers (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 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, sentimental, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: holiday, christmas, adventure, homeless, friends, parents and children, life is a bitch, family relations, baby, female impersonator, eccentric family, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Whisper of the Heart (1995)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Music, 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: touching, feel good, uplifting, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: follow your dream, teenage love, first love, fall in love, self discovery, love, love and romance, cat, teenage life, youth, high school life, imagination ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: japan, italy, tokyo, europe, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Last: Naruto the Movie (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, 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, futuristic, stylized, exciting, serious
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: danger, supernatural ability, good versus evil, adventure, save the world, heroes, ninja, master warrior, imaginary, young lovers, heroic mission, master villain ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 5K
Code Lyoko (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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: semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, exciting, stylized
Audience: kids, pre-teens
Plot: man versus machine, save the world, a.i., young heroes, adventure, youth, rivalry, danger, escapades, computer virus, parallel world, technology gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 421K
Big Hero 6 (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan
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, feel good, touching, futuristic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, disney, robot, young heroes, heroes, androids and robots, adventure, superhero, boy genius, child prodigy, imaginary, friends ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: san francisco, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Book of Life (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico, Canada
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: life & death, adventure, hopes, destiny, true love, bullfighting, imaginary, fall in love, escapades, love triangle, friendship, computer animation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, space and aliens, alternate dimension, adventure, imaginary, youth, rescue, social relations ...
Time: 90s, future, 2010s, year 1999, 1990s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, witty, fairy tale, colourful ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: fairy, good versus evil, christmas, childhood, adventure, legends and myths, holiday, belief, santa claus, imaginary, friendship, dreams ...
Place: st. petersburg russia, new york, saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, reunion, save the world, young heroes, friendship, parallel world, imaginary, rivalry, danger, escapades, youth, piloted giant robot ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.4
 72K
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, cyberpunk, technology gone awry, alternate reality, hacker, danger, a.i., androids and robots, cyberspace, heroes ...
Time: future, 21st century, 22nd century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, artificial intelligence, cyberpunk, terrorism, man versus machine, future dystopia, danger, a.i., chaos, research, isolation, heroic mission ...
Time: future, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: rebellion, virtual reality, cyberspace, adventure, heroic, danger, man versus machine, fictional reality, heroes, escapades, leader, computer system ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, saga ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, space travel, chaos, battles, angel, pilot, save the world, adventure, supernatural, future dystopia, danger, heroes ...
Time: near future
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: humorous, stylized, exciting, semi serious, mystical
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: good versus evil, young heroes, adventure, heroic mission, supernatural, youth, danger, escapades, supernatural ability, parallel world, master villain, imaginary kingdom ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: exciting, semi serious, suspenseful, stylized, mecha
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroic mission, teenage life, chaos, adventure, heroes, danger, imaginary, escapades, rivalry, young people, secret movement, military life ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Tokyo Mew Mew (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, 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: stylized, exciting, feel good, captivating, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: human becoming an animal, heroic mission, young heroes, adventure, good versus evil, escapades, chaos, imaginary, battles, danger, environmental health, superhuman powers ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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: exciting, semi serious, stylized, humorous, suspenseful
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: superhero, secret identity, chase, good versus evil, young heroes, fighting crime, adventure, heroic mission, righting the wronged, superhuman powers, teenage life, rivalry ...
Time: 2000s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, east asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Boy and the Beast (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Kyuta, a boy living in Shibuya, and Kumatetsu, a lonesome beast from Jutengai, an imaginary world. One day, Kyuta forays into the imaginary world and, as he's looking for his way back, meets Kumatetsu who becomes his spirit guide. That ...
Style: touching, breathtaking, interesting, stylized, intense ...
Plot: training, beast, mentor, orphan, destiny, father son relationship, transformation, friendship, loneliness, martial arts, fantasy world, good versus evil ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ 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, futuristic, atmospheric, stylized, serious
Plot: androids and robots, hacker, cyberspace, future dystopia, terrorism, politics, crimes, adventure, imaginary, investigation, good versus evil, state affairs ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2030s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, adventure, heroic mission, save the day, heroes, young heroes, mysterious character, escapades, imaginary, rivalry, contests and competitions, fight for supremacy ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.4
 96
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, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, good versus evil, friendship, save the world, supernatural, friends, young heroes, heroic mission, high school life, danger, teenage life, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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, semi serious, serious, suspenseful, humorous ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, save the world, chaos, adventure, supernatural, rivalry, escapades, danger, imaginary, master warrior, evil alien, superhuman powers ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.1
 565
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, danger, escapades, destiny, society, imaginary, rivalry, save the world, man versus machine ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: save the world, adventure, young heroes, heroes, space and aliens, youth, alien encounter, teenage life, escapades, good versus evil, universe, transformation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.8
 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: serious, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: satire, alien encounter, technology gone awry, experiment gone awry, space wars, society, imaginary, danger, a.i., benign alien, heroes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: danger, crimes, escapades, amnesia, investigation, terrorist plot, romance, salvation, secret agents, heroic mission, mystery, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, new york, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: When Scooby and the gang get trapped in a video game created for them, they must fight against the 'Phantom Virus'. To escape the game they must go level by level and defeat the game once and for all.
Style: feel good, stylized, humorous, semi serious, 2d animation
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, horror for children
Plot: cyberspace, scooby doo, heroes, chase, virtual reality, adventure, good versus evil, friendship, fish out of water, rivalry, best friends, partners ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Plot: androids and robots, computer, terrorism, a.i., danger, chaos, battles, hacking, heroes, escapades, imaginary, rivalry ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%