Movies like A Scanner Darkly

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A Scanner Darkly (2006)
 7.1
 107K
A Scanner Darkly (2006)
Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An undercover cop in a not-too-distant future becomes involved with a dangerous new drug and begins to lose his own identity as a result.
Style: psychedelic, neo noir, psychological, surreal, stylized, twists and turns, bleak, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: drug abuse, losing-it hero, undercover, disorder, addiction, society, fighting crime, law enforcement, future dystopia, surveillance, schizophrenia, hallucination, split personality, cyberpunk, unfulfillment, suicide attempt, conspiracy, corporation, life is a bitch, working undercover, drugs/alcohol, crimes, deception, slacker, police officer ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: california, usa, san diego california

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Most similar movies to A Scanner Darkly

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, stylized, suspenseful and atmospheric films with plots about society, storytelling, violence, danger, future dystopia, crimes and life is a bitch mostly in Animation, Drama and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like A Scanner Darkly: Waking Life (2001), Paprika (2006), Psycho-Pass (2012), Renaissance (2006), Waltz with Bashir (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.8
 61K
Waking Life (2001)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Waking Life is about a young man in a persistent lucid dream-like state. The film follows its protagonist as he initially observes and later participates in philosophical discussions that weave together issues like reality, free will, our ...
Style: philosophical, stylized, surreal, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: existentialism, philosophy, lifestyle, bohemian life, human nature, imaginary, daydreamer, computer animation, nightmare, satire, reincarnation, life after death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 73K
Paprika (2006)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patient's dreams is stolen, all hell breaks loose. Only a young female therapist can stop it: Paprika.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, psychological, twists and turns, philosophical ...
Plot: surveillance, investigation, villain, hallucination, mental illness, deception, fairy, dreams, scientist, research, psychiatrist, human nature ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.2
 16K
Psycho-Pass (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Psycho-Pass is a Japanese anime television series that takes place in the future where it is possible to instantaneously measure a person's mental state, personality, and the probability that a person will commit crimes with a device installed ...
Style: atmospheric, futuristic, serious, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, graphic violence, master criminal, human nature, police investigation, partners against crime, mastermind, crimes, chase, society, criminal ...
Time: future, near future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 16K
Renaissance (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Luxembourg, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: To find Ilona and unlock the secrets of her disappearance, Karas must plunge deep into the parallel worlds of corporate espionage, organized crime and genetic research - where the truth imprisons whoever finds it first and miracles can be bought but ...
Style: neo noir, futuristic, bleak, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monopoly, police detective, investigation, disappearance, corporation, law enforcement, rescue, crimes, woman in danger, life is a bitch, danger, confined ...
Time: future
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Waltz with Bashir (2008)
Genre: Documentary, Animation, Biography, Drama, History, Mystery, War
Country: Israel, France, Germany, USA, Finland, Switzerland, Belgium, Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Much awarded animated documentary, in which director and Israeli army veteran Ari Folman interviews friends and former soldiers about their memories of the 1982 Lebanon war and especially the Sabra and Shatila massacre in Beirut. The usage on ...
Style: rough, psychological, disturbing, surreal, realistic ...
Plot: nightmare, massacre, haunted by the past, war, army, memory loss, soldier, military, tragic event, guilt, politics, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, lebanon, middle east, palestine, beirut lebanon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 7K
Metropia (2009)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Norway
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In the near future, oil reserves are nearly depleted and Europe is connected by series of underground tunnels. While navigating these tunnels, Roger hears voices, one in particular. Seeking a way to rid himself of the voice only leads Roger deeper ...
Style: stylized, exciting, futuristic, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: conspiracy, distopia, society, chaos, future dystopia, corporate crimes, danger, life is a bitch, mind control, surveillance, bomb, imaginary ...
Time: future
Place: europe, eastern europe, stockholm sweden, paris france, scandinavia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Mars. Days before Halloween 2071. Villains blow up a tanker truck on Highway One, releasing a deadly virus that kills hundreds. Fearing a bigger, even more devastating biochemical attack, an astronomical reward is offered for the arrest and capture ...
Style: atmospheric, witty, surreal, exciting, neo noir ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: chase, terrorism, mars, danger, bounty hunter, good versus evil, outer space, anti hero, martial arts, anti heroes, vengeance, partners ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: philosophical, futuristic, mind bending, exciting, atmospheric ...
Plot: cyberpunk, artificial intelligence, future dystopia, cyborgs, hacker, technology gone awry, policewoman, androids and robots, distopia, mind game, chase, cyberspace ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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, exciting, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, robot, conspiracy, police, save the day, crimes, heroic mission, future dystopia, chaos and mayhem, space travel, computers and web, technology gone awry ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.5
 18K
The Congress (2013)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Israel, Germany, Poland, Luxembourg, Belgium, France, USA, India
Duration: 122 min.
Story: More than two decades after catapulting to stardom with The Princess Bride, Robin Wright decides to take her final job: preserving her likeness for a future Hollywood. Through a deal brokered by her loyal, longtime agent and the head of Miramount ...
Style: mind bending, thought provoking, futuristic, surreal, philosophical ...
Plot: hallucination, actor's life, lifestyle, one last job, escape from reality, parallel world, child illness, moral dilemma, society, life is a bitch, under the surface, cyberspace ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, serious, suspenseful, enigmatic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cyborgs, cyberpunk, androids and robots, investigation, androids, crimes, computers and web, imaginary, mind game, good versus evil, fighting crime, uncover truth ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Ghost in the Shell 2.0 (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In the year 2029, Section 9, a group of cybernetically enhanced cops, are called in to investigate and stop a highly-wanted hacker known as 'The Puppetmaster'. Ghost in the Shell 2.0 is a reproduced version of its original 1995 ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, atmospheric, stylized, exciting ...
Plot: cyberpunk, androids and robots, female spy, cyberspace, cyborgs, terrorism, hacker, woman fights a man, future dystopia, anti heroine, mind game, uncover truth ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.0
 21K
Immortal (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: France, Italy, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: New York City in the year 2095 where genetically altered humans live side by side with unaltered men and women.
Style: futuristic, serious, suspenseful, stylized, psychotronic ...
Plot: future dystopia, cyberpunk, dark fantasy, cyborgs, society, memory loss, heroes, escapades, battles, fantasy world, tombs and skeletons, mutant ...
Time: future
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Batman has not been seen for ten years. A new breed of criminal ravages Gotham City, forcing 55-year-old Bruce Wayne back into the cape and cowl. But, does he still have what it takes to fight crime in a new era?
Style: stylized, bleak, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: superhero, vigilantism, good versus evil, secret identity, gang, batman, mutant, heroic mission, crimes, mortal combat, middle aged, comeback ...
Time: future, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.0
 61K
Perfect Blue (1997)
Genre: Animation, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A retired pop singer turned actress' sense of reality is shaken when she is stalked by an obsessed fan and seemingly a ghost of her past.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, surreal, twists and turns ...
Plot: stalking, woman in danger, obsession, singer, murder, mind game, tv show, split personality, serial killer, dangerous attraction, mentally unstable, actor's life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Batman has stopped the reign of terror that The Mutants had cast upon his city. Now an old foe wants a reunion and the government wants The Man of Steel to put a stop to Batman.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret identity, distopia, superhero, police officer, batman, fighting crime, heroes, good versus evil, imaginary, crimes, protector, master villain ...
Time: 21st century, future, 80s
Place: usa, ussr, washington d.c., soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.8
 421
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: serious, stylized, futuristic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: a.i., leadership, fighting crime, investigation, heroes, undercover, save the world, rivalry, adventure, heroic mission, race against time, society ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Batman: Year One (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 64 min.
Story: Two men come to Gotham City: Bruce Wayne after years abroad feeding his lifelong obsession for justice and Jim Gordon after being too honest a cop with the wrong people elsewhere. After learning painful lessons about the city's corruption on ...
Style: stylized, exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, batman, vigilantism, police corruption, origin of hero, gadget, fighting crime, good versus evil, crimes, partners against crime, danger, vigilante ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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The Motel Life (2012)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A pair of working-class brothers flee their Reno Motel after getting involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, rough, road movie ...
Plot: on the run, introspection, working class, siblings relations, family relations, family problems, life turned upside down, hit and run, social misfits, life is a bitch, sibling relationship, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nevada, usa, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Armitage III: Polymatrix (1996)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, 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: stylized, futuristic, suspenseful, bleak, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyborgs, cyberpunk, rebellion, life is a bitch, rivalry, fighting the system, escapades, danger, society, chaos, heroic mission, haunted by the past ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade (1999)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A member of an elite paramilitary counter-terrorism unit becomes traumatized after witnessing the suicide bombing of a young girl and is forced to undergo retraining. However, unbeknownst to him, he becomes a key player in a dispute between rival ...
Style: bleak, stylized, exciting, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, world war two, distopia, swat team, resistance fighter, little red riding hood, beast, terrorism, suicide, future dystopia, life is a bitch, deadly ...
Place: japan, tokyo, poland, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
After Last Season (2009)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A team of scientists is developing a new technology that captures the thoughts of a human subject and changes them into images. Still in its infancy, the technology changes thoughts into simple images and shapes. Two company interns (Matthew Andrews ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, controversial, experimental, contemplative ...
Plot: murder, parkinson's disease, supernatural ability, future dystopia, society, scientific experiment, corporation, ghost, offscreen killing, a vision, laboratory, medical school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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, artificial intelligence, heroic mission, world domination, adventure, save the day, self discovery, uncover truth, androids and robots, danger ...
Time: future, 1930s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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: boys' night, teens
Plot: philosophy, insanity, loneliness, evil alien, violence, youth, apocalypse, rebirth, space wars, end of the world, catastrophe, a.i. ...
Time: 21st century, future, 2010s
Place: tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, atmospheric, bleak, surreal, futuristic ...
Plot: androids and robots, space travel, imaginary, save the world, future dystopia, escapades, danger, life is a bitch, young heroes, society, worldwide chaos, apocalypse ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.4
 2K
Film Noir (2007)
Genre: Animation, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA, Serbia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Private detective Sam Ruben's clever plan falls apart with the onset of amnesia. Everyone is trying to kill him and he doesn't know why. The classic film noir milieu now comes to you in the form of an animated feature.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: private detective, amnesia, mystery, crimes, deadly, rivalry, dishonesty, strong sexual content, violence, crime, memory loss, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: las vegas, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: stylized, suspenseful, serious, neo noir, mecha ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, investigation, a.i., save the world, danger, fighting crime, deadly, giant robot, genetic engineering, technology gone awry, robot, androids and robots ...
Time: future, year 2000, 2000s
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, east asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - The Laughing Man (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 160 min.
Story: The year is 2030 and six years have passed since a criminal known only as "The Laughing Man" swept through top medical nanotechnology firms committing acts of cyber-terrorism, kidnapping, and espionage leaving no known suspects. New ...
Style: suspenseful, futuristic, serious, exciting, rough ...
Plot: cyberspace, terrorism, mind game, investigation, hacker, danger, a.i., fighting crime, dishonesty, law enforcement, future dystopia, computers and web ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Armitage III: Dual Matrix (2002)
Genre: Animation, Drama, 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: futuristic, stylized, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, ghost, mars, violence, robot, good versus evil, adventure, future dystopia, a.i., imaginary, master villain, haunted by the past ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero (1998)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: When a desperate Mr. Freeze, to save his dying wife, kidnaps Barbara (Batgirl) Gordon as an involuntary organ donor, Batman and Robin must find her before the operation can begin.
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, suspenseful, cult film ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: superhero, chase, kidnapping, vigilantism, race against time, heroes, super villain, cryogenics, submarine, master villain, disorder, cure ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%