Movies and TV shows like Neon Genesis Evangelion

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Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995)
 8.5
 66K
Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995)
Original name: 新世紀エヴァンゲリオン
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
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: mecha, serious, psychological, exciting, twist ending, bleak, thought provoking, futuristic, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: depression, self doubt, suffering, young heroes, future dystopia, loneliness, chaos, loss, alien encounter, love, save the world, insanity, cloning, psychological trauma, fear, existentialism, teen angst, super weapon, absent mother, friendship between teens, angel, piloted giant robot, pilot, secret organization, father son relationship ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s, year 2015
Place: japan

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Most similar movies to Neon Genesis Evangelion

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, mecha, futuristic and exciting films and TV series with plots about heroes, escapades, imaginary, rivalry, danger, adventure and chaos mostly in Animation, Sci-Fi and Action genres. Some movies like Neon Genesis Evangelion: Last Hope (2018), Cowboy Bebop (1998), Elfen Lied (2004), RahXephon (2002), Gurren Lagann (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (1997)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, 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, youth, apocalypse, space wars, end of the world, catastrophe, rebirth, chaos, pilot ...
Time: 21st century, future, 2010s
Place: tokyo, japan
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100%
Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance (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, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: giant robots, post apocalypse, apocalypse, giant, escapades, man versus machine, good versus evil, evil alien, heroes, adventure, transformation, fate of humanity ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo (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, homosexual subtext, save the world, future dystopia, space travel, worldwide chaos, life is a bitch, young heroes, society, escapades, apocalypse, father son relationship ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ 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, mecha, stylized, futuristic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: androids and robots, evil alien, surrealism, catastrophe, apocalypse, worldwide chaos, save the world, life is a bitch, adventure, escapades, coming of age, space and aliens ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, mecha ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, chaos, angel, battles, pilot, supernatural, adventure, save the world, space travel, future dystopia, man versus machine, heroes ...
Time: near future
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time (2021)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 154 min.
Story: The fourth and final film in the Rebuild of Evangelion series.
Style: mecha, futuristic, captivating, disturbing, entertaining
Plot: battles, technology, hi-tech, outer space, space battle, adventure, dream world, fight, fantasy world, spacecraft, space shuttle, space station ...
Place: paris france, south pole, france
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Last Hope (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: After causing the near extinction of mankind seven years ago, genius scientist Leon Lau must now fight the ecological disaster he unwittingly created.
Style: mecha, suspenseful, exciting, thought provoking, futuristic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: save the planet, piloted giant robot, future dystopia, heroes, ecology, team, heroic mission, secret organization, self doubt, existentialism, chaos, suffering ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Cowboy Bebop (1998)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
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: exciting, futuristic, atmospheric, stylized, neo noir ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: bounty hunter, jazz, outer space, future dystopia, space travel, friendship, escapades, hacker, adventure, buddies, fighting crime, unlikely partners ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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Elfen Lied (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: The Diclonius, a mutated homo sapien that is said to be selected by God and will eventually become the destruction of mankind, possesses two horns in their heads, and has a "sixth sense" which gives it telekinetic abilities. Due to this ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, ecchi, bleak ...
Audience: kids
Plot: split personality, life is a bitch, childhood trauma, social misfits, sadism, evil, memory loss, supernatural, experiment gone awry, supernatural ability, sexual abuse, suffering ...
Time: future, near future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
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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: serious, stylized, atmospheric, mecha, psychological
Plot: save the world, survival, teenage life, heroic mission, chaos, life is a bitch, a.i., youth, escapades, society, rivalry, man versus machine ...
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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: rough, stylized, suspenseful, futuristic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: rebellion, mind control, young heroes, battles, civil rights, military, rebelliousness, youth, resistance, peril, leader, emperor ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 8.3
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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, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, heroes, beast, battles, adventure, heroic mission, battle zone, future dystopia, escapades, survival, confined, isolation ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Fafner in the Azure: Dead Aggressor (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
TV show
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Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, mecha
Audience: boys' night
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Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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Audience: teens, boys' night
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Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: exciting, atmospheric, stylized, futuristic, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
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Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
DARLING in the FRANXX (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Romance, 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: teenager, first love, romance, love, save the world, true love, battles, super weapon, young heroes, friendship, distopia, friendship between teens ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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s-CRY-ed (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 629 min.
TV show
Story: The aftermath of a mysterious environmental catastrophe has left the land in complete desolation! While mankind has been able to rebuild the city, the catastrophe has caused some humans to undergo genetic mutations granting them special powers and ...
Style: serious, captivating, suspense, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chaos, adventure, heroic mission, rescue, survival, battles, a.i., androids and robots, future dystopia, rivalry, forces of nature, alien encounter ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: serious, stylized, mecha, exciting, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, heroic mission, good versus evil, save the world, heroes, corruption, teenage life, escapades, rivalry, leadership, rescue, commander ...
Time: future
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: stylized, bleak, suspenseful, exciting, semi serious ...
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Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Serial Experiments Lain (1998)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 316 min.
TV show
Story: Strange events begin to occur as a withdrawn girl named Lain becomes obsessed with interconnected virtual realm of "The Wired".
Style: psychological, mind bending, surreal, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: computer, cyberspace, cyberpunk, computers and web, suicide, internet, fictional reality, society, alternate reality, shyness, double life, hacker ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 240
Beatless (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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Style: captivating, exciting, mecha, psychological, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
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Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
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Ergo Proxy (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Ergo Proxy is a science fiction suspense anime television series, produced by Manglobe, which premiered across Japan on 25 February 2006 on the WOWOW satellite network. It is directed by Shukō Murase, with screenplay by Dai Satō et al.. Ergo Proxy ...
Style: exciting, atmospheric, futuristic, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: kids
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Time: future
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, mecha, bleak
Plot: heroic mission, adventure, space travel, heroes, rivalry, save the world, uncontrollable, spacecraft, unstoppable, chaos, battles, future dystopia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
 7.2
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Blue Gender (1999)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Blue Gender is a 26-episode anime created by Ryōsuke Takahashi broadcast in Japan from 1999-2000. Blue Gender was created by the Japanese animation studio, AIC and is distributed in the United States by Funimation Entertainment. In 2003, Blue ...
Style: mecha, exciting, serious, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: giant, infected, graphic violence, sleeping, cure, deadly virus, worldwide chaos, chaos, space station, resistance, future dystopia, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: future, 2030s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
iDOLM@STER Xenoglossia (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: 107 years ago, the Moon was destroyed in a massive cataclysm that shattered Earth's former satellite into 81 quintillion tons of orbital debris. However, thanks to super-science, the Earth itself was saved and today no one really thinks much ...
Style: mecha, exciting, humorous, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: save the planet, youth, heroes, escapades, robot, adventure, piloted giant robot, friendship, battles, rivalry, space and aliens, androids and robots ...
Time: future
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.4
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Gasaraki (1998)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Gasaraki is a mecha anime television series produced by Sunrise. It was directed by Ryousuke Takahashi, who also co-created the series along with Sunrise and was assisted by Goro Taniguchi. The screenplay was written by Toru Nozaki. The series ...
Style: mecha, serious, stylized, bleak, futuristic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: battles, family relations, weapon system, super weapon, supernatural, military, obsessive quest, escapades, supernatural ability, rescue, androids and robots, youth ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.0
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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, bleak, futuristic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: future dystopia, fighting the system, young heroes, heroes, distopia, chaos, youth, teenage love, supernatural ability, apocalypse, post apocalypse, supernatural ...
Time: future, 2030s, 2020s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
12%
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, exciting, serious, psychological, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, rivalry, obsessive quest, supernatural ability, escapades, computer system, chaos, mind control, memory loss, idealism, teenage life, rebelliousness ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.7
 991
Macross Zero (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 35 min.
TV show
Story: Taking place one year before the events of the original Macross series, Macross Zero chronicles the final days of the war between the U.N. Spacy and anti-U.N. factions. After being shot down by the anti-U.N.'s newest fighter plane, ace pilot ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, exciting, bleak, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space wars, military, island, airplane, spacecraft, war, battles, heroes, a.i., escapades, space and aliens, alien technology ...
Time: year 2008
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.2
 610
Parasite Dolls (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, 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, exciting, serious, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: androids and robots, supernatural, society, chaos, future dystopia, chaos and mayhem, parallel world, life is a bitch, man versus machine, a.i., rivalry, ghost ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%