Movies and TV shows like Neon Genesis Evangelion

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Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995)
 8.5
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Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995)
Original name: 新世紀エヴァンゲリオン
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: At the turn of the century, the Angels returned to Earth, seeking to wipe out humanity in an apocalyptic fury. Devastated, mankind's last remnants moved underground to wait for the day when the Angels would come back to finish the job. Fifteen years later, that day has come... but this time, humanity is ready to fight back with terrifying bio-mechanical weapons known as the Evangelions. Watch as Shinji, Rei, Asuka and the rest of the mysterious shadow agency Nerv battle to save earth from total annihilation.
Style: serious, mecha, exciting, psychological, twist ending, bleak, thought provoking, futuristic, suspenseful, twists and turns
Audience: teens
Plot: suffering, self doubt, alien encounter, young heroes, future dystopia, depression, chaos, loss, cloning, insanity, save the world, super weapon, loneliness, psychological trauma, secret organization, father son estrangement, pilot, teen angst, piloted giant robot, absent mother, friendship between teens, father son relationship, existentialism, angel, heroes ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, year 2015
Place: japan

Most similar movies to Neon Genesis Evangelion

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, exciting, stylized and mecha films and TV series with plots about escapades, heroes, danger, imaginary, rivalry, chaos and adventure mostly in Animation, Sci-Fi and Action genres. Some movies like Neon Genesis Evangelion: Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (2009), Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (2007), Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (2012), RahXephon (2002), Cowboy Bebop (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: teens, boys' night
Plot: philosophy, insanity, loneliness, violence, youth, apocalypse, rebirth, space wars, catastrophe, future dystopia, self discovery, heroic mission ...
Time: 21st century, future, 2010s
Place: tokyo, japan
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100%
Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Under constant attack by monstrous creatures called Angels that seek to eradicate humankind, U.N. Special Agency NERV introduces two new EVA pilots to help defend the city of Tokyo-3: the mysterious Makinami Mari Illustrous and the intense Asuka ...
Style: mecha, atmospheric, exciting, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: giant robots, giant, post apocalypse, apocalypse, imaginary, danger, escapades, good versus evil, man versus machine, heroic mission, future dystopia, technology gone awry ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (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: space travel, chaos, angel, pilot, battles, androids and robots, supernatural, save the world, adventure, future dystopia, danger, heroes ...
Time: near future
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, futuristic, atmospheric, bleak, surreal ...
Plot: space travel, androids and robots, apocalypse, save the world, imaginary, future dystopia, danger, life is a bitch, young heroes, society, worldwide chaos, father son relationship ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Japan has been invaded and conquered by the Britannian Empire. Japan is now known as Area 11 and its citizens known as Elevens. The Britannian Empire takes away Japan's autonomous power and imposes its rule through the use of Knightmares. The ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rebellion, supernatural ability, battles, prince, imaginary, military, vengeance, young heroes, siblings relations, rebelliousness, mind control, civil rights ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth (1997)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Originally a collection of clips from the Neon Genesis Evangelion TV series, Death was created as a precursor to the re-worked ending of the series. Rebirth was intended as that re-worked ending, but after production overruns Rebirth became only the ...
Style: psychological, stylized, serious, futuristic, mecha ...
Audience: teens
Plot: evil alien, androids and robots, giant robots, surrealism, giant robot, catastrophe, apocalypse, bittersweet, worldwide chaos, space and aliens, heroes, coming of age ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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RahXephon (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: In a world where time passes at a crawl and the blood of your neighbor runs blue, 17 year old high school student Ayato Kamina goes about his daily life within Tokyo Jupiter oblivious to the world around him, having been educated with the fact that ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, serious, mecha, psychological
Plot: save the world, survival, heroic mission, teenage life, a.i., society, life is a bitch, danger, youth, escapades, future dystopia, chaos ...
Place: tokyo, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.9
 86K
Cowboy Bebop (1998)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: In 2071, roughly fifty years after an accident with a hyperspace gateway made the Earth almost uninhabitable, humanity has colonized most of the rocky planets and moons of the Solar System. Amid a rising crime rate, the Inter Solar System Police ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, tragicomedy, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bounty hunter, space travel, future dystopia, escapades, jazz, outer space, buddies, neo-noir, hacker, fighting crime, neo noir, warrior ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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DARLING in the FRANXX (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: The story is set in the distant future. The land is ruined, and humanity establishes the mobile fort city Plantation. Pilots produced inside Plantation live in Mistilteinn, also know as the "birdcage." Children live there knowing nothing ...
Style: mecha, exciting, emotional, twists and turns, futuristic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: romance, teenager, true love, friendship between teens, super weapon, battles, battle, coming of age, plot twist, first love, distopia, young heroes ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.3
 14K
Gurren Lagann (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: In the distant future, people build their homes and raise domestic animals in subterranean caverns. As a result, they live in fear of the occasional earthquake and cave-in, and have been for hundreds of years. Jeeha is one such village. One day, a ...
Style: exciting, mecha, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, battles, adventure, heroes, danger, heroic mission, battle zone, future dystopia, survival, isolation, beast, fate of humanity ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Captain Earth (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: High-school student Daichi Manatsu works for the Globe organization to pilot a giant robot called the Earth Engine Impacter to protect the Earth from the invading alien force known as the "Kill-T-Gang", from the planet Uranus.
Style: exciting, futuristic, mecha, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: androids and robots, alien, save the world, young heroes, escapades, danger, youth, war, piloted giant robot, alien invasion, schoolboy, teenager ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 1K
Gunbuster (1988)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: In the very near future, a race of huge, insectoid aliens are discovered traveling the galaxy. These aliens, which are known as the Uchuu Kaijuu, or Space Monsters, seem dedicated to the eradication of the human species as the latter takes its first ...
Style: mecha, serious, futuristic, stylized, exciting
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space wars, outer space, androids and robots, space and aliens, heroic mission, vengeance, destiny, alien encounter, chaos, nagging and grouching, battles, heroes ...
Time: future, 2020s, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 3K
Eureka Seven (2005)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Eureka Seven, known in Japan as Psalms of Planets Eureka seveN, is a Japanese mecha anime TV series by Bones. Eureka Seven tells the story of Renton Thurston and the outlaw group Gekkostate, his relationship with the enigmatic mecha pilot Eureka, ...
Style: stylized, serious, mecha, exciting, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: heroic mission, adventure, good versus evil, heroes, save the world, corruption, teenage life, rescue, rivalry, danger, future dystopia, commander ...
Time: future
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Toward the Terra (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: In the future, mankind's seemingly utopian society is strictly controlled by the government, and anything that threatens to disrupt the status quo is ruthlessly suppressed. When 14 year-old Jomy begins to question the way society is run he ...
Style: futuristic, psychological, bleak, exciting, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rivalry, escapades, obsessive quest, imaginary, supernatural ability, space travel, chaos, adulthood, mind control, life is a bitch, youth, man versus machine ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.2
 490
Parasite Dolls (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 85 min.
TV show
Story: Beauty is only skin deep, but when you can’t see beneath the skin, how can you know what you’re really dealing with? In a world where perfect androids called Boomers have infiltrated every aspect of society, it’s the job of Branch to maintain ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, bleak, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: androids and robots, parallel world, chaos and mayhem, future dystopia, chaos, imaginary, supernatural, society, computers and web, apocalypse, technology gone awry, life is a bitch ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Gundam 0080: A War in the Pocket (1989)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: In the final days of the One Year War, a Zeon special forces group infiltrates a colony to gather information on a new Gundam unit. Alfred Izuruha, a 10-year-old student, befriends Zeon rookie pilot Bernie Wiseman during a brief mobile suit combat. ...
Style: mecha, serious, futuristic, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: outer space, terrorism, battles, child, friendship, survival, settlement, androids and robots, space and aliens, society, rivalry, superhero ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.6
 1K
X (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Kamui Shirou and Fuuma Monou have been best friends ever since they were kids. Fate, however, separates them when Fuuma's mother died under a mysterious circumstances. Fast forward, 6 years later, a 16 year old Kamui has now returned to Tokyo ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, futuristic, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: chosen one, angel, childhood sweetheart, heroic mission, adventure, save the world, heroes, supernatural, rivalry, destiny, prophecy, danger ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Xenosaga: The Animation (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: 4000 years have passed since humanity abandoned Earth. Forced to fight an alien form of life, Gnosis, mankind developed KOS-MOS - a battle android with amazing capabilities. When a ship carrying android is being attacked, KOS-MOS gets activated and ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, mecha, bleak
Plot: adventure, heroic mission, space travel, save the world, rivalry, heroes, chaos, unstoppable, uncontrollable, battles, spacecraft, future dystopia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Gilgamesh (2003)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Over a decade ago, a group of scientists carried out experiments at the Tomb of Gilgamesh, the supposed resting place of the demigod subject of an ages-old myth. After the work at the "Heaven's Gate" facility was abruptly halted, a ...
Style: serious, cynical, suspenseful, twists and turns, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, supernatural ability, supernatural, who to trust, chaos, uninhibited rivalry, future dystopia, apocalypse, rivalry, escapades, mysterious character, danger ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.5
 66
Geneshaft (2001)
Genre: Animation, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: In the 21st century mankind was on the brink of destruction. Through genetic engineering however they eradicated such feelings as love and the desire for power. Since women are naturally less aggressive than men, women to man ratio was set to 9:1. ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, stylized, exciting, mecha
Audience: boys' night
Plot: genetic engineering, adventure, save the world, rivalry, heroic mission, survival, apocalypse, future dystopia, chaos, a.i., danger, space travel ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.7
 223
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: exciting, bleak, stylized, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Plot: danger, supernatural, chaos and mayhem, imaginary, apocalypse, heroes, adventure, future dystopia, supernatural ability, chaos, supernatural power, society ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.1
 987
Mew Mew Power (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance, 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: feel good, captivating, exciting, stylized, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: human becoming an animal, heroic mission, adventure, young heroes, save the world, good versus evil, human becomes animal, environmental health, danger, chaos, imaginary, battles ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Zoids: Chaotic Century (2001)
Genre: Action, Animation, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Zoids: Chaotic Century, simply titled Zoids in Japan, is the first of four anime series based on the Zoids range of mecha model kits produced by TOMY. It is loosely adapted from the manga series Kiiju Shinseiki Zoido, which was created by Michiro ...
Style: stylized, serious, exciting, captivating, light ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: friendship, rivalry, good versus evil, young heroes, heroes, danger, rescue, imaginary, heroic mission, escapades, adventure, uninhibited rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.9
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.hack//SIGN (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: .hack follows several young players as they navigate the vast, mysterious MMORPG known as “The World” – a place, it turns out, that is sometimes impossible to leave.
Style: stylized, suspenseful, serious, psychological
Plot: cyberspace, cyberpunk, adventure, a.i., ghost, supernatural, time travel, future dystopia, technology gone awry, chaos, androids and robots, man versus machine ...
Time: 2010s, year 2010
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Guyver: Bio-Booster Armor (1989)
Genre: Animation, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 53 min.
TV show
Story: Sho and his friend Tetsurou stumble upon an odd alien artifact while walking through the woods. Then, the alien artifact breaks free of its metallic bonds and enters Sho's body, turning him into the Guyver. With this new power, Sho must do ...
Style: serious, exciting, futuristic, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: young heroes, superhuman powers, battles, one man army, androids and robots, good versus evil, supernatural, bio weapon, imaginary, chaos, failed attempt, graphic violence ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.1
 4K
Guilty Crown (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Guilty Crown is a 2011 Japanese anime television series produced by Production I.G which aired on Fuji TV's noitaminA program block from October 2011. The story revolves around Shu Ouma, a high school boy who inadvertently obtains an ability ...
Style: mecha, suspenseful, exciting, futuristic, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: apocalypse, danger, heroes, imaginary, future dystopia, teenage love, chaos, youth, fighting the system, young heroes, epidemic, terrorism ...
Time: future, 2030s, 2020s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
New Fist of the North Star (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 58 min.
TV show
Story: In the 21st century, a nuclear war turned most of the Earth's surface into a desert wasteland, which also resulted in the contamination of the Earth's water supply. A man named Sanga has built the fortified haven of the "Last ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, futuristic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, good versus evil, rivalry, nuclear holocaust, superhuman powers, heroic mission, chaos, adventure, escapades, imaginary, danger, murder ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.6
 49
Gravion (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: The year is now 2041 AD. A new enemy called Zeravire suddenly appears in the solar system, destroying all military installations it comes across. However, a wealthy man named Klein Sandman is already aware of this planned invasion and had been ...
Style: exciting, captivating, suspenseful, serious, mecha
Audience: teens
Plot: battle zone, alien encounter, killer robot, save the world, adventure, life is a bitch, danger, young heroes, heroic mission, hopes, man versus machine, battles ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny is an anime television series, acting as a sequel of Mobile Suit Gundam SEED by Sunrise. It retains most of the staff from Gundam SEED, including Director Mitsuo Fukuda. Set two years after the original Mobile Suit ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, exciting, serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, genetic engineering, chaos, space and aliens, space wars, battles, adventure, imaginary, a.i., political unrest, terrorism, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
New Getter Robo (2004)
Genre: Animation, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: New Getter Robot is an anime original video animation co-produced by Dynamic Planning and Bandai Visual. The series is a re-imagining of the 1970s manga Getter Robo, created by Go Nagai and Ken Ishikawa, that incorporates aspects of Japanese ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, stylized, exciting, mecha
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, a.i., adventure, mad scientist, heroic mission, rivalry, save the world, escapades, space travel, heroes, disorder, society ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%