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

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Most similar movies to Lensman

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, futuristic, captivating and stylized films with plots about outer space, alien, spacecraft, space travel, adventure, escapades and danger mostly in Animation, Sci-Fi and Adventure genres. Some movies like Lensman: Odin (1985), Crusher Joe (1983), Harmony (2015), Metropolis (2001), Cranium Intel (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.4
 171
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, mutiny, enslavement, alien race, grandmother grandson relationship, plot twist, explosion, schooner, spacecraft, super computer, space battle ...
Time: distant future
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: battles, battle, dragon, karate kick, cartoon violence, flying, martial arts, fistfight, alien, outer space, fight, soldier ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 7.0
 229
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: outer space, space travel, planet, surrealism, father son relationship, teenager, pirate, spacecraft, space colony, space opera, young
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 ...
Style: captivating, futuristic, exciting
Plot: outer space, black hole, battleship, spacecraft, military, tyranny, space opera, space battle, evacuation, self sacrifice, alien, adventure ...
Time: 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 6.2
 824
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, tense, captivating, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: conspiracy, suicide, post apocalypse, immortality, plague, protest, nanotechnology, investigation, new world order, uncover truth, danger, crimes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.2
 21K
Metropolis (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, 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 ⇓
67%
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: exciting, semi serious, humorous, stylized
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, mad scientist, wish fulfillment, snow, scientist, desire, dragon, heroes, good versus evil, escapades, master warrior, obsessive quest ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, contemplative, captivating, tense, scary ...
Plot: outer space, robot, space travel, assassination, intelligence, flying, white house, assault, hologram, escape attempt, chase, megacorporation ...
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, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, outer space, spacecraft, pirate, adventure, space wars, battles, rebelliousness, society, space battle, rebellion, hopes ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: suspenseful, offbeat, humorous, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: master warrior, superhero, martial arts, martial arts tournament, superhuman powers, contests and competitions, adventure, imaginary, ambition, danger, escapades, chases and races ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Urusei Yatsura 2: Beautiful Dreamer (1984)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 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: stylized, humorous, offbeat, futuristic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, chaos and mayhem, miraculous event, teenage life, worldwide chaos, benign alien, supernatural, space and aliens, youth, escapades, imaginary, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: robot, wedding, piloted giant robot, giant robots, marriage, married couple, outer space, alien invasion, giant robot, reconciliation
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 8.1
 4K
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, entertaining, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, alien, adventure, outer space, human in outer space, escapades, imaginary, heroes, encounter, space opera, reward, adventurer ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Dead Space: Downfall (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, 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, serious, scary, tense, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: alien monster, outer space, survival, spacecraft, danger, imaginary, evil alien, deadly creature, violence, space and aliens, supernatural, deadly ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, end of the world, universe, save the world, alien planet, spacecraft, world
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: outer space, mars, alien, boarding school, colonization, alien species
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: love triangle, explosion, crying woman, wind, wasteland, genocide, attempted murder, androids, baby, spacecraft, immortality, corpse ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Godzilla: The Planet Eater (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: With no means for defeating Godzilla Earth, mankind watches as King Ghidorah, clad in a golden light, descends on the planet. The heavens and earth shake once again as the war moves to a higher dimension.
Style: exciting, futuristic, suspenseful, intense, suspense ...
Plot: godzilla, alien monster, creature, good versus evil, humanity in peril, monster, self sacrifice, captain, outer space, betrayal, professor, extraterrestrial ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: martial arts, alien, bird, angry man, attack, violence, good versus evil, evil man, planet, heroes, kung fu fighting, villain ...
⇓ 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: bikini, teenager, alien
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, criminal heroes, master criminal, rescue, danger, crimes, chases and races, adventure, escapades ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Humanity's desperate battle to reclaim the Earth from Godzilla continues. The key to defeating the King of the Monsters may be Mechagodzilla, a robotic weapon thought to have been lost nearly 20,000 years ago.
Plot: godzilla, monster, corpse, spacecraft, human versus monster, flashback sequence, female soldier, harpoon, captain, bearded man, robot, explosion ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: love hate, love hate relationship, brawl, horn, arranged marriage, mushroom, ufo, teenager, alien, wedding, promise, love
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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, extrasensory perception, flood, telepathy, japanese teenager, cyborgs, air disaster, black boy, psychokinesis, crystal ball, evil doctor ...
Place: mount fuji
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, outer space, revenge, rebirth, last stand, apocalypse, loss of loved one, surrealism, commander, shot in the neck, stabbed in the back, space war ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.2
 109K
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, futuristic, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: pirate, steampunk, adventure, outer space, space travel, treasure hunt, disney, androids and robots, adventurer, treasure, spacecraft, alien ...
Time: future, distant future, 18th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters (2017)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In the year 2048, the human race is forced to leave Earth after decades of losing against Godzilla and other giant monsters. They take a twenty-year journey to another planet called Tau Ceti-e, but upon arrival, they discover that the planet has ...
Style: exciting, captivating, suspenseful, suspense, psychotronic
Plot: godzilla, human versus monster, creature, planet earth, captain, monster, bomb, human in outer space, professor, future dystopia, alien, giant monster ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: time travel, evil alien, child in peril, rescue, space travel, adventure, heroic mission, survival, heroes, dealing with death, deadly creature, escapades ...
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: panties, clitoris, penetration, nudity (full frontal - brief), desert planet, female full frontal nudity, rape, male nudity, breast suckling, female nudity, redhead, drugs ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: military, navy, female nudity, world war two, atomic bomb, death, submarine, un
Place: antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%