Movies and TV shows like Gunbuster

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Gunbuster (1988)
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Gunbuster (1988)
Original name: トップをねらえ!
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 steps away from the solar system, and they are getting closer and closer to Earth. Humanity has responded by developing space-going battleships and giant fighting robots. These complex robots—RX-7 Machine Weapons—are actually an advanced type of fighting suit, piloted by a single occupant. As advanced as they are, however, they are being used as trainers for a new weapon, the Gunbuster. However, being relatively new technology, they are difficult to operate (stock shots show pilots working multiple controls with hands and feet, while fingers rapidly operate switches on the hand grips), so pilot candidates are selected from the best and brightest youth on Earth and the Lunar colony. These are trained at schools around the world.
Style: mecha, exciting, serious, futuristic, stylized, parody
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space wars, outer space, androids and robots, adventure, heroes, space and aliens, battles, destiny, a.i., escapades, vengeance, rivalry, chaos, alien encounter, hotshot hero, heroic mission, military, teenager, robot, time travel, first love, coach, black hole, giant robots, heroism ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: japan

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Most similar movies to Gunbuster

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, stylized, exciting and futuristic films and TV series with plots about space and aliens, escapades, danger, heroes, imaginary, rivalry and adventure mostly in Animation, Sci-Fi and Action genres. Some movies like Gunbuster: Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995), Exosquad (1993), Mobile Suit Gundam 00 (2007), Mobile Suit Gundam (1979), UFO Robot Goldorak (1975). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Gundam 0080: A War in the Pocket (1989)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, War
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, stylized, suspenseful, futuristic
Audience: teens
Plot: outer space, battles, terrorism, child, heroic mission, friendship, chaos and mayhem, space wars, swat team, space station, chaos, androids and robots ...
Time: future
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Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995)
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 ...
Style: psychological, mecha, serious, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: depression, self doubt, suffering, alien encounter, young heroes, future dystopia, loneliness, chaos, loss, psychological trauma, cloning, insanity ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, year 2015, 2000s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Exosquad (1993)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi, Adventure
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Exosquad is an American animated television series created by Universal Cartoon Studios as a response to Japanese anime. The show is set in the beginning of the 22nd century and covers the interplanetary war between humanity and Neosapiens, a ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious
Plot: genetic engineering, outer space, space wars, military, escapades, rebellion, rivalry, heroes, chaos, slavery, genetically altered, resistance ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Mobile Suit Gundam 00 (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Mobile Suit Gundam 00 is an anime television series, the 11th incarnation of Sunrise studio's long-running Gundam franchise comprising two seasons. The series is set on a futuristic Earth and is centered on the exploits of the fictional ...
Style: bleak, serious, stylized, futuristic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: androids and robots, space and aliens, battles, adventure, rivalry, outer space, space station, invasion, resentment, survival, chaos and mayhem, trap ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Mobile Suit Gundam (1979)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Mobile Suit Gundam is a televised anime series, produced by Sunrise. Created and directed by Yoshiyuki Tomino, it premiered in Japan on Nagoya Broadcasting Network on April 7, 1979, and lasted until January 26, 1980, spanning 43 episodes. It was the ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, futuristic, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: androids and robots, outer space, spacecraft, heroes, evil alien, chaos, heroic mission, adventure, space and aliens, superhero, space station, space wars ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory (1991)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, War
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: It is the year 0083 of the Universal Century. The rebellious Principality of Zeon has been defeated in the One Year War by the Earth Federation. However, a faction of Zeon remnants led by Aguille Delaz fled from the final battle, hiding themselves ...
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, futuristic, rough
Audience: teens
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Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, War
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
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⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team (1996)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team is an original video animation anime series in the Gundam franchise. Released from January 25, 1996, to April 25, 1999, the 12-episode series details the exploits of an Earth Federation ground unit during the One ...
Style: mecha, rough, suspenseful, stylized, futuristic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: evil alien, giant robots, giant, androids and robots, chaos and mayhem, battle zone, heroic mission, future dystopia, battles, space station, chaos, tough heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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UFO Robot Goldorak (1975)
Genre: Animation, Action, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 26 min.
TV show
Story: Golodorak The Movie
Style: stylized, futuristic, exciting, serious, mecha
Audience: teens
Plot: androids and robots, good versus evil, space and aliens, uninhibited rivalry, alien encounter, battles, escapades, adventure, heroes, save the world, rivalry, courage ...
Time: future, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Musical, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Genesis Climber MOSPEADA is an anime science fiction series created by Shinji Aramaki and Hideki Kakinuma. The 25-episode television series ran from late 1983 to early 1984 in Japan. MOSPEADA stands for Military Operation Soldier Protection ...
Style: serious, exciting, stylized
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: giant robots, alien invasion, future dystopia, alien encounter, space travel, space wars, mars, heroic mission, technology gone awry, save the world, evil alien, heroes ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Detonator Orgun (1991)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Fleeing from his own race, Orgun—an alien being with superhuman abilities and unearthly weapons—travels to Earth to find an answer to his origin. There, he bonds with a young man named Tomoru to defend Earth against the Evoluders, who seek ...
Style: serious, exciting, stylized, futuristic
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: evil alien, space battle, chaos, space and aliens, adventure, supernatural, a.i., escapades, benign alien, heroes, supernatural ability, androids and robots ...
Time: future
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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
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Time: year 2008
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Vandread: The Second Stage (2000)
Genre: Action, Animation, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Vandread is a Japanese anime series directed by Takeshi Mori and created by Gonzo and Media Factory animation studios. The series is composed of two seasons, each composed of thirteen episodes of twenty-five minutes. The first series is summarized ...
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Audience: boys' night, teens, kids
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Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: Japan
TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Super Dimensional Cavalry: Southern Cross (1984)
Genre: Animation, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: The Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross is a Japanese science fiction mecha anime TV series released in 1984.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized, futuristic ...
Plot: alien encounter, outer space, space wars, strong female presence, battles, tough heroes, chaos, survival, androids and robots, government agency, rivalry, space and aliens ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 ...
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Audience: teens
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Time: future
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⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
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Story: Martian Successor Nadesico, known in Japan as Mobile Battleship Nadesico, is a science fiction comedy anime TV series, and a later manga series created by Kia Asamiya. The manga, published in English by CPM Manga, is significantly different from the ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, stylized, humorous
Audience: teens, kids, boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Macross Delta (2015)
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Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Macross Delta is set in the year 2067, 8 years after the events of the latest Macross TV series, Macross Frontier. The story focuses on Walküre, a team of talented idols and the Delta Squadron, a team of experienced Valkyrie pilots as they ...
Style: mecha, stylized, suspenseful, futuristic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Mobile Suit Gundam III: Encounters in Space (1982)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Amuro Ray and the rest of the White Base crew, now denominated the 13th Autonomous Corps, return to outer space to support the rest of the Earth Federation forces for the decisive battle against the Duchy of Zeon's forces.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
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Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 51 min.
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Style: serious, exciting, bleak, stylized, suspenseful ...
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Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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Style: exciting, mecha, captivating, entertaining, suspense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Mobile Suit Gundam II: Soldiers of Sorrow (1981)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, War
Country: Japan
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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Style: futuristic, serious, exciting, suspenseful
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⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam A New Translation I: Heir to the Stars (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, War
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: suspenseful, futuristic, rough, exciting, mecha ...
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Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack (1988)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In UC 0093 the Federation has recovered from its defeat and has created a new anti-colonial special forces unit to deal with rebel forces: Londo Bell. Elsewhere in space Char Aznable re-appears out of self imposed hiding with a declaration that he ...
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52%
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Country: Japan
TV show
Story: An alien race called Gauna has destroyed Earth. leaving humanity struggling to survive aboard the spaceship Sidonia. Even though it’s been a century since the last encounter with the Gauna, military service is mandatory. For Nagate Tanikaze, whose ...
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Time: future
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Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Tatsumiyajima is the central island in the middle of a small cluster of islands, in a sleepy backwater of the Japanese isles. Not much happens there, and the island's young people go to school knowing that their lives are likely to remain ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, mecha
Audience: boys' night
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Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: serious, exciting, stylized
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Time: future
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