Movies like The Sky Crawlers

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The Sky Crawlers (2008)
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The Sky Crawlers (2008)
Original name: スカイ・クロラ
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Youngsters called Kildren, who are destined to live eternally in their adolescence. The Kildren are conscious that every day could be the last, because they fight a war as entertainment, organized and operated by adults. But as they embrace the reality they are faced with, they live their day-to-day lives to the full.
Style: exciting, captivating, entertaining, suspense, serious, stylized
Plot: alternate reality, battles, adventure, military, danger, rivalry, supernatural, haunted by the past, society, eternal youth, airplane, destiny, peace, child smoking, aerial combat, mortal combat, teenager, fighter pilot, mystery, friendship, war, teenage life, apocalypse, androids and robots, ghost ...
Place: japan, asia

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Most similar movies to The Sky Crawlers

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, serious, stylized and captivating films with plots about danger, heroes, escapades, rivalry, imaginary, adventure and battles mostly in Animation, Action and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like The Sky Crawlers: The Prophecy (2005), Brave Story (2006), The Princess and the Pilot (2011), Noein (2005), Ark (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Prophecy (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 80 min.
Story: In a Japanese city haunted by nature spirits and demons, a secret war is raging between the renegade demon Eko and a spectral warrior known as the Karas. Eko has mechanized himself and his followers to defend against the unearthly fury of the Karas; ...
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, vampire, heroic mission, adventure, good versus evil, apocalypse, battles, chaos, danger, rivalry, supernatural, supernatural ability ...
Place: japan, europe, asia, tokyo, czech republic ...
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Brave Story (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Jr. High School Student Wataru and his friends like playing in an abandond building and looking for ghosts. However it seems he is not the only one. Another mysterious student Mitsuru shows Wataru that there is a magical door to another world where ...
Style: exciting, entertaining, captivating, tense, serious
Plot: adventure, destiny, heroic mission, supernatural, imaginary, parallel world, rivalry, escapades, legends and myths, young heroes, danger, sword ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
The Princess and the Pilot (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Romance, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The war between the Levamme Empire and the Amatsukami Imperium has been raging for years. In the midst of this struggle, the prince of the Levamme Empire declares his love for Juana del Moral and vows to end the war in one year, as part of his ...
Style: sincere, romantic, captivating, exciting, serious
Plot: fall in love, freedom, love, friendship, air battle, fictional war, pilot, princess, bonding, pretty girl, fighter pilot, marriage proposal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Noein (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Noein: To Your Other Self, also known simply as Noein, is a science fiction anime television series directed by Kazuki Akane and Kenji Yasuda and produced by Satelight. The series has 24 episodes which comprise a complete storyline. The English ...
Style: stylized, serious, exciting, captivating
Plot: adventure, heroic mission, good versus evil, save the world, escapades, danger, time travel, imaginary, heroes, artifact, master warrior, battles ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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Ark (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, South Korea
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The population of the planet Alcyone is split in two; the cultures of the Ceveans and the Storrions are locked in eternal war, destroying their home. Led by their priestess Amiel, the Ceveans constructed the Ark in an attempt to flee their world, ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, exciting, futuristic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, heroic mission, good versus evil, adventure, danger, escapades, destiny, a.i., man versus machine, rivalry, save the world, society ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Digimon Adventure tri. Part 1: Reunion (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: It's been six years since that summer adventure when Taichi Yagami and the rest of the DigiDestined crossed over to the Digital World. And nearly three years have passed since the final battle between Hikari Yagami's group and ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, captivating, entertaining, tense ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: adventure, reunion, save the world, young heroes, friendship, parallel world, imaginary, rivalry, danger, escapades, youth, piloted giant robot ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Beyblade: The Movie - Fierce Battle (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Immediately after winning the National Championships, Tyson is challenged by a mysterious boy named Daichi, who is determined to become the next Beyblading champion. But when they battle, their Beyblades awaken ancient dark forces that take human ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, captivating, entertaining
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: heroes, battles, heroic mission, young heroes, rivalry, save the world, adventure, supernatural, escapades, youth, danger, friendship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. 2nd GIG – Individual Eleven (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 162 min.
Story: The year is 2030. Six months passed since the Laughing Man Incident was solved. About 3 million refugees are living in Japan, invited to fill the labor shortage. However, the emergent presence of the invited-refugees intensified their confrontation ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: androids and robots, computer, terrorism, chaos, danger, a.i., battles, hacking, rivalry, heroes, escapades, imaginary ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When the Punisher takes out a black-market weapons dealer, he stumbles upon a far-reaching terrorist plot devised by a group known as Leviathan.
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, stylized
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, heroic mission, adventure, supernatural ability, danger, good versus evil, rivalry, escapades, heroes, terrorism, black market, imaginary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, saga ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, space travel, chaos, angel, battles, pilot, save the world, adventure, supernatural, future dystopia, danger, heroes ...
Time: near future
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Galaxy Railways (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: The Galaxy Railways is a 26 episode science fiction anime series about flying trains set in the far reaches of space. It is licensed by Funimation Production Ltd. and produced by Leiji Matsumoto. It debuted on American TV in a syndicated FUNimation ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious
Plot: evil alien, space travel, supernatural, adventure, destiny, battles, escapades, supernatural ability, danger, parents and children, haunted by the past, alien encounter ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam A New Translation III: Love is the Pulse of the Stars (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Universal Century 0087, Char Aznable has now become the leader of the AEUG. Scirocco, the man from Jupiter, schemes to seize control of the Titans. Haman, the Axis leader, is attempting to restore the Zabi family. Through politics and strategy, ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: battles, adventure, heroes, heroic mission, good versus evil, uninhibited rivalry, danger, escapades, political unrest, rivalry, space wars, androids and robots ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Macross Zero  (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 150 min.
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: futuristic, stylized, suspenseful, bleak, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space wars, military, airplane, alien technology, island, spacecraft, war, danger, escapades, a.i., battles, heroes ...
Time: year 2008
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Naruto the Movie: Legend of the Stone of Gelel (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Naruto, Shikamaru, and Sakura are executing their mission of delivering a lost pet to a certain village. However, right in the midst of things, troops led by the mysterious knight, Temujin, attack them. In the violent battle, the three become ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized
Plot: ninja, master warrior, young heroes, rescue, heroes, supernatural, heroic mission, danger, good versus evil, adventure, rivalry, imaginary ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Escaflowne: The Movie (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Gaea is a mythical realm ruled by sword and sorcery and immersed in blood and violence. Thrust into a conflict she doesn't quite understand, Hitomi Kanzaki helps aid the young Prince Van as they embark upon a journey to fight the Black Dragon ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, serious, mecha, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, tragic hero, unrequited love, supernatural ability, supernatural, adventure, future dystopia, rivalry, escapades, danger, heroic mission, teenage life ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: U.C. 0097, one year after the opening of "Laplace's Box". Despite the revelation of the Universal Century Charter that acknowledges the existence and rights of Newtypes, the framework of the world has not been greatly altered. The ...
Style: mecha, suspenseful, serious, stylized
Plot: friendship, rivalry, good versus evil, escapades, space travel, adventure, danger, hopes, moral ambiguity, kindness, society, battles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In the year 2044 AD, the human race has amped-up its space exploration and reached out to the stars through the miracle of ROBOTECHNOLOGY, but not without bringing intergalactic war upon the Earth itself. Heroes will die and allegiances will shift. ...
Style: semi serious, suspense, exciting, captivating, mecha
Plot: androids and robots, a.i., rivalry, adventure, battles, chaos, future dystopia, survival, society, danger, escapades, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Bleach: Memories of Nobody (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In Karakura Town, unidentifiable spirits begin appearing en mases. While attempting to deal with these strange souls, Ichigo Kurosaki and Rukia Kuchiki meet Senna, a mysterious shinigami who wipes out most of them. Senna refuses to answer any ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, atmospheric, serious, scary ...
Plot: escapades, danger, adventure, vengeance, ghost, mystery, supernatural, samurai, rivalry, supernatural ability, kidnapping, heroes ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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The Third: The Girl with the Blue Eye (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The future Earth; with over 80% having been annihilated in a great war, the rest live under the dominion of a race known as The Third. These beings possess a third Space Eye on their foreheads, and watch over the Earth and it's remaining ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, captivating, mecha, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, rivalry, a.i., young heroes, danger, androids and robots, future dystopia, escapades, desert, secret movement, chaos ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam A New Translation I: Heir to the Stars (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Universal Century 0087. The Titans, a bellicose faction among the Earth Federation Forces, grows powerful and tyrannical, even using poison gas to suppress a civil unrest. Dissident soldiers from the same military stand against them, forming a ...
Style: rough, futuristic, suspenseful, exciting, mecha ...
Audience: teens
Plot: battles, heroic mission, rivalry, adventure, heroes, good versus evil, chaos, battle zone, uninhibited rivalry, escapades, danger, space and aliens ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Dragonlance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, India, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After five years apart, searching the world of Krynn for proof of the existence of the true gods, a group of adventurers reach their goal in the form of a barbarian woman carrying a miraculous blue crystal staff. Soon they are thrust into war as an ...
Style: captivating, exciting, entertaining, tense, suspense ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, save the world, heroic mission, supernatural, rescue, danger, rivalry, heroes, imaginary kingdom, friendship, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, 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 ⇓
52%
SlugTerra: Return of the Elementals (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 70 min.
Story: A new member has joined Eli and the Shane Gang! Junjie, once the protector of the Eastern Caverns, is a master of the slugslinging art of Slug Fu! But even with the power of five slingers, the Shane Gang find themselves in over their heads as they ...
Style: exciting, captivating, entertaining, light, humorous ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, rivalry, friends, youth, heroes, family, imaginary, escapades, danger, battles, supernatural ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: One peaceful day on Earth, two remnants of Frieza's army named Sorbet and Tagoma arrive searching for the Dragon Balls with the aim of reviving Frieza. They succeed, and Frieza subsequently seeks revenge on the Saiyans.
Style: exciting, stylized, humorous, semi serious, absurd ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, danger, rivalry, adventure, supernatural ability, supernatural, master warrior, heroes, escapades, good versus evil, imaginary ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Digimon: The Movie (2000)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The first story focused on Tai and Kari Kamiya four years before their adventure in the Digital World. It shows their first encounter with Digimon and what happened to them (as well as the other children). Tai and Kari wake one morning to find a ...
Style: humorous, melancholic, road movie, surreal, stylized ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, good versus evil, monster, friendship, heroes, danger, heroic mission, young heroes, rivalry, rescue, androids and robots, technology gone awry ...
Place: usa, colorado, america, new york, pentagon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Legend of the Millennium Dragon (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A spectacular journey of an unwilling young hero thrust into a mysterious past full of monsters, dragons, and strange hidden powers. Through a series of out of this world battles and adventures, Jun, a shy middle school boy, is transformed into a ...
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, emotional, epic
Audience: teens
Plot: monk, battles, heroic mission, adventure, dragon, self discovery, destiny, uninhibited rivalry, time travel, escapades, danger, rivalry ...
Time: middle ages, 2010s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Shirou Emiya finds himself an unwilling participant in a deadly competition where seven Mages summon heroic spirits as servants to duel each other to the death. They compete for the chance to make a wish from the Holy Grail, which has the power to ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, suspense, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: holy grail, contests and competitions, mortal combat, young heroes, rivalry, ambition, magic, wizards and magicians, imaginary, danger, supernatural, escapades ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Origin: Spirits of the Past (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: It is 300 years into the future. Earth's environment had been devastated by mankind's own foolish plans and humankind is beleaguered by the sentient forests which they have awoken. The world balance is tipped when a young boy named Agito ...
Style: serious, captivating, exciting, suspense
Plot: heroic mission, time travel, heroes, imaginary, a.i., escapades, chaos, apocalypse, future dystopia, danger, changing the past or future, environmental ...
Time: future, 24th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Bakugan Battle Brawlers (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, South Korea, Japan
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Bakugan Battle Brawlers is a Japanese action adventure anime television series produced by TMS Entertainment and Japan Vistec under the direction of Mitsuo Hashimoto. The story centers on the lives of creatures called Bakugan and the battle brawlers ...
Style: exciting, entertaining, semi serious, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: adventure, young heroes, youth, heroes, good versus evil, battles, imaginary, rivalry, friendship, friends, danger, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, futuristic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: giant robots, post apocalypse, apocalypse, giant, good versus evil, imaginary, danger, man versus machine, escapades, evil alien, adventure, heroes ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%