Movies like Lensman

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Lensman (1984)
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Lensman (1984)
Original name: SF新世紀 レンズマン
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Kimball Kinnison, a young man from the agricultural planet Mquie and his Valerian companinon, Buscirk find a dying man with a legendary crystal lens embedded in his hand. As the man was dying, he mysteriously passed on the Lens to Kim. With more companions to come by, Kim must find out the purpose of the Lens before the Boskone dynasty does.
Style: cult film, psychedelic
Plot: outer space, suicide, crystal, slave labor, suicide mission, alien, nightclub, anarchy, space opera, human in outer space

Most similar movies to Lensman

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, futuristic, stylized and visually appealing films with plots about outer space, alien, spacecraft, escapades, space travel, imaginary and danger mostly in Animation, Sci-Fi and Adventure genres. Some movies like Lensman: Odin (1985), Metropolis (2001), Harmony (2015), Crusher Joe (1983), Cranium Intel (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.6
 150
Odin (1985)
Genre: Animation, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Odin centers around the novice crew of the laser sailing space schooner Starlight as they embark on an historic interstellar test flight. They are intercepted by what seems to be a wrecked spaceship only to find that it contains a lone survivor; a ...
Style: twists and turns
Plot: space travel, outer space, grandmother grandson relationship, alien race, enslavement, schooner, mutiny, distant future, spacecraft, explosion, amnesia, rescue mission ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Space Battleship Yamato Resurrection (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In the year 2220 A.D., the Earth Federation launches a plan to evacuate Earth when discovering that a travelling black hole capable of destroying anything in its path is on course towards the solar system. As the people on Earth prepare to relocate ...
Plot: alien, evacuation, black hole, outer space, self sacrifice, battleship, parent child relationship, death, spacecraft, military, father daughter relationship, tyranny ...
Time: 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 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, heroic mission, steampunk, adventure, save the day, uncover truth, self discovery, world domination, androids and robots, society ...
Time: future, 1930s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Dragon Ball Z Gaiden: The Plot to Destroy the Saiyans (1993)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 59 min.
Story: Dr. Raichii is the only Tsufurujin (the race eradicated by the Saiyajin many years ago) thought to have survived. He now is going to take revenge on the only surviving Saiyajin still alive, Goku and Vegeta. He uses machines that emit destron, a gas ...
Plot: dragon, battle, battles, mild violence, kung fu master, karate chop, karate kick, alien, martial arts, kung fu classic, outer space, fistfight ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 753
Harmony (2015)
Genre: Animation, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In the future, Utopia has finally been achieved thanks to medical nanotechnology and a powerful ethic of social welfare and mutual consideration. This perfect world isn't that perfect though, and three young girls stand up to totalitarian ...
Style: futuristic, suspense, tense, captivating, psychological
Plot: suicide, post apocalypse, immortality, conspiracy, plague, protest, nanotechnology, investigation, new world order, uncover truth, danger, crimes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 7.1
 192
Crusher Joe (1983)
Genre: Action, Animation, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Enter the tale of the Crusher Council, a group of rugged individuals known for assignments ranging from transportation to terraforming and everything in between. In the early days of space exploration the Crushers took on the job of destroying ...
Plot: surrealism, space travel, planet, outer space, space opera, teenager, father son relationship, spacecraft, space colony, pirate, young
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Dragon Ball Z: The World's Strongest (1990)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 59 min.
Story: The evil Dr. Kochin uses the dragon balls to resurrect his mentor, Dr. Wheelo, in an effort to take over the world. Dr. Wheelo, his body having been destroyed by the avalanche that killed him fifty years before, desires the body of the strongest ...
Style: stylized, humorous, exciting, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: martial arts, snow, mad scientist, wish fulfillment, dragon, scientist, desire, supernatural, adventure, master warrior, rescue, danger ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Cranium Intel (2016)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: The President wants a military/scientist named Micheal W. Logan dead, after he discovers the Gateway Arch in St. Louis is actually a portal to the Planet X.
Style: visually appealing, exciting, captivating, tense, scary ...
Plot: space travel, robot, outer space, megacorporation, weapons, nightclub, chase, escape attempt, universe, assault, hologram, assassination ...
Place: usa, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Harlock: Space Pirate (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Space Pirate Captain Harlock and his fearless crew face off against the space invaders who seek to conquer the planet Earth.
Style: futuristic, epic, exciting, tense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, outer space, pirate, adventure, space wars, battles, rebelliousness, society, rebellion, hopes, escapades ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Phoenix: Space Chapter (1987)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 48 min.
Story: This is the third part of "The Phoenix" series of the Kadokawa Haruki Office Co., Ltd. version. It is an animation version of the original story by Tezuka Osamu that depicts the cruelty of love through the fate of spacemen destined to ...
Plot: baby, spacecraft, phoenix, alien, spear, violence, space travel, fire, outer space
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound (1993)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Mr. Money is holding another Tenka'ichi Budokai and Mr. Satan invites everyone in the world to join in. Little does he know that Bojack, an ancient villain who has escaped his prison, is competing. Since Goku is currently dead, it is up to ...
Style: stylized, humorous, offbeat, serious, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, superhero, master warrior, martial arts tournament, danger, supernatural, master villain, escapades, criminal heroes, contests and competitions, adventure, supernatural ability ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 8.0
 162K
Akira (1988)
Genre: Animation, Action, 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: surreal, atmospheric, cult film, serious, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, military, motorcycle gang, experiment, protest, mutation, government corruption, distopia, scientist, nuclear holocaust, save the world, hallucination ...
Time: future, 21st century, 80s, year 2019, 2010s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Dead Space: Downfall (2008)
Genre: Animation, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: On a deep space mining mission to a remote planet, an ancient religious relic - thought to be proof of the existence of God - is unearthed and brought aboard. When the unholy artifact unleashes a long-dormant alien race, its glimpse of Heaven ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: outer space, alien monster, imaginary, violence, survival, space travel, space and aliens, deadly creature, supernatural, danger, deadly, evil alien ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Urusei Yatsura 2: Beautiful Dreamer (1984)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: As the perpetually lecherous Ataru and his friends prepare for a carnival at Tomobiki High School, they gradually realize the days are literally repeating themselves. Any effort to break the pattern dumps them back where they started. They later ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, futuristic, stylized, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, miraculous event, chaos and mayhem, teenage life, worldwide chaos, escapades, youth, imaginary, supernatural, benign alien, danger, space and aliens ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Dragon Ball Z: Cooler's Revenge (1991)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 47 min.
Story: After defeating Frieza, Goku returns to Earth and goes on a camping trip with Gohan and Krillin. Everything is normal until Cooler - Frieza's brother - sends three henchmen after Goku. A long fight ensues between our heroes and Cooler, in which ...
Plot: alien, martial arts, good versus evil, heroes, flying, villain, kung fu fighting, violence, fight, kung fu, supernatural power, super powers
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt: December Sky (2016)
Genre: Animation, Sci-Fi, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 70 min.
Story: During the One Year War of U.C. 0079, the Earth Federation and Principality of Zeon engage in a fierce battle at the "Thunderbolt Sector", a shoal zone in the former Colony Side 4 "Moore". After successfully infiltrating ...
Style: mecha
Plot: outer space, pilot, jazz, amputation, military
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 112
Red Planet (1994)
Genre: Animation, Short, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 66 min.
TV show
Story: Red Planet was a 1994 animated miniseries created by Gunther-Wahl Productions. It was adapted from the Robert A. Heinlein novel of the same name, with the teleplay written by Julia Lewald.
Plot: mars, outer space, alien, boarding school, alien species, colonization
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Queen Millennia (1982)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In the year 1999, astronomer Professor Amamori has discovered a tenth planet within the solar system. Unfortunately, he also discovers that it is set to collide with the Earth on 9 September 1999, at 9:09:09 AM. Professor Amamori makes preparations ...
Plot: outer space, princess, world, universe, save the world, alien planet, end of the world, spacecraft
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Movie in collections
 8.1
 3K
Space Dandy (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Space Dandy is a dandy in space! This dreamy adventurer with a to-die-for pompadour travels across the galaxy in search of aliens no one has ever laid eyes on. Each new species he discovers earns him a hefty reward, but this dandy has to be quick on ...
Style: not serious, humorous, futuristic
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, alien, adventure, outer space, human in outer space, escapades, imaginary, encounter, search, reward, alien encounter, adventurer ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Urusei Yatsura 6: Forever My Darling (1991)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Lupika, an alien princess, is in love with a tofu seller. To make him love her too (at least, announce his love. He obviously fears the social taboo of a tofu vendor marrying a princess), she needs to get a love potion, which is in a certain temple. ...
Plot: teenager, bikini, alien
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.2
 101K
Treasure Planet (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When space galleon cabin boy Jim Hawkins discovers a map to an intergalactic "loot of a thousand worlds," a cyborg cook named John Silver teaches him to battle supernovas and space storms. But, soon, Jim realizes Silver is a pirate intent ...
Style: exciting, fairy tale, semi serious, stylized, futuristic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: pirate, adventure, outer space, steampunk, space travel, treasure hunt, alien, spacecraft, androids and robots, treasure, adventurer, disney ...
Time: future, 18th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Lupin III: The Fuma Conspiracy (1987)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: Japan
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Goemon's wedding to Murasaki Inabe, daughter of a samurai clan's leader, is interrupted when the Fuma ninjas attack, kidnapping the bride-to-be and demanding her family's ancient treasure as ransom. Lupin, Jigen, Goemon and Fujiko ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, thief, woman in danger, wanted, adventure, chases and races, rescue, criminal heroes, crimes, escapades, danger, master criminal ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Mardock Scramble: The Second Combustion (2011)
Genre: Animation, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 64 min.
Story: Second film of the Mardock Scramble series. Balot and a severely injured Oeufcoque seem to be at the mercy of an obsessed Boiled. Dr. Easter comes to the rescue and the group escapes to "Paradise" where many secrets of Mardock lie and ...
Plot: artificial intelligence, cyberpunk, girls with guns, cyborgs, crimes, crime
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Urusei Yatsura 5: The Final Chapter (1988)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The fifth film is an animated adaptation of the final story of the manga and is also the official ending of the anime series, in which Lum and Ataru must repeat the game of tag played out in the first episode of the television series, or the Earth ...
Plot: horn, love hate relationship, brawl, ufo, teenager, alien, promise, wedding, love, love hate, arranged marriage, mushroom
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Robotech II: The Sentinels (1988)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Robotech II: The Sentinels was an attempt to continue the original 1985 Robotech television series. The project was cancelled in 1986. The aborted Sentinels series would have followed the ongoing adventures of Rick Hunter and Lisa Hayes and the rest ...
Plot: marriage, married couple, reconciliation, alien invasion, giant robot, piloted giant robot, giant robots, outer space, wedding, robot
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Armageddon: The Great Battle with Genma (1983)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 135 min.
Story: From the depths of space he is coming... Ancient beyond understanding, his power is immeasurable. He has destroyed half the universe and is on his way here. He is… Genma. Only two people are aware of the imminent catastrophe: Princess Luna, a ...
Plot: earthquake, princess, teenager, extrasensory perception, brother sister relationship, robot, demonic possession, native american, black boy, psychokinesis, evil doctor, crystal ball ...
Place: mount fuji
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Space Runaway Ideon: Be Invoked (1982)
Genre: Animation, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Above the Buff Clan homeworld rises their complete fleet of battleships and heavy mobile mechas, dominated by the awesome majesty of their latest and most deadly superweapon. And even with all these forces, Supreme Commander Doba is troubled - he ...
Style: mecha
Plot: shot in the head, forbidden love, loss of loved one, space war, messiah, last stand, outer space, shot in the neck, shot in the chest, massacre, pregnancy, fictional war ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.4
 5K
Time Masters (1982)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: France, Switzerland, West Germany, UK, Hungary
Duration: 78 min.
Story: On planet Perdide, an attack of giant hornets leaves Piel – a young boy – alone in a wrecked car with his dying father. A mayday message reaches their friend Jaffar, an adventurer travelling through space. On board Jaffar’s shuttle are the ...
Style: stylized, captivating, atmospheric, surreal, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: time travel, rescue, child in peril, adventure, space and aliens, dealing with death, imaginary, escapades, chases and races, danger, deadly, daring rescue ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Bondage Queen Kate (1995)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Meet Kate, the voluptuous, virginal new recruit for the Federal Space Army Security Police. Although she's the newest detective in the galaxy police force, she's eager to prove her worth as an undercover agent. Her first assignment: to ...
Style: hentai
Plot: red hair, male nudity, virginity, underwear, drugs, redhead, female nudity, breast suckling, rape, erotica, female full frontal nudity, desert planet ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Super Atragon (1996)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan
Story: At the end of World War II, a top-secret Japanese submarine and an American submarine have a fatal encounter and both are lost. Fifty years later the descendants of the submarines' officers are sent by the United Nations in a new secret ...
Plot: un, female nudity, world war two, navy, military, atomic bomb, death, submarine
Place: antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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