Movies and TV shows like Darker Than Black

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Darker Than Black
Original name: -黒の契約者-
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Anime television series created, directed and written by Tensai Okamura and animated by Bones.
Style: futuristic, rough, serious, exciting, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: secret agents, supernatural ability, future dystopia, urban, supernatural, danger, escapades, spirit, psychic, paranormal phenomena, dark past, imaginary, fighting crime, investigation, manipulations, uncover truth, chaos and mayhem, battles, chases and races, crimes, law enforcement, rivalry, chaos, coldhearted, nihilism ...
Time: future
Place: asia, tokyo, japan

Most similar movies to Darker Than Black

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, stylized, suspenseful and futuristic films and TV series with plots about imaginary, danger, rivalry, violence, escapades, heroes and chaos mostly in Animation, Action and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Darker Than Black: Patlabor 2: The Movie (1993), Sin: The Movie (2000), Patlabor: The Movie (1989), Ghost in the Shell (1995), Elfen Lied (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Patlabor 2: The Movie
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A Japanese police unit who use giant anthropomorphic robots (called Labors) is caught up in a political struggle between the civilian authorities and the military when a terrorist act is blamed on an Air Force jet. With the aid of a government ...
Style: futuristic, bleak, serious, stylized, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, special agents, chaos and mayhem, urban, heroic mission, political unrest, heroes, law enforcement, partners, state affairs, chaos, androids and robots ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: asia, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
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Sin: The Movie
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: It is the near future, and the city of Freeport teeters on the verge of total collapse. The twin tides of rampant crime and ruinous graft face only one barrier: the elite strike force HARDCORPS. Led by Colonel John Blade, HARDCORPS is the last force ...
Style: futuristic, rough, serious, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gory, a.i., androids and robots, government agency, adventure, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, investigation, race against time, save the world, chaos and mayhem, future dystopia ...
Time: 21st century, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   92%
    User:   100%
 
Patlabor: The Movie
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A mysterious suicide and a series of unmanned robot run-aways sparks off a Police investigation into the suspicious software on-board thousands of industrial robots around Tokyo.
Style: futuristic, stylized, serious, talky, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: robot, investigation, suicide, giant robots, fighting the system, technology, neo noir, good versus evil, fight scenes, violence, vengeance, weapons ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   91%
    User:   84%
 
Ghost in the Shell
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In the year 2029, the barriers of our world have been broken down by the net and by cybernetics, but this brings new vulnerability to humans in the form of brain-hacking. When a highly-wanted hacker known as 'The Puppetmaster' begins ...
Style: futuristic, atmospheric, stylized, philosophical, serious ...
Plot: cyberpunk, artificial intelligence, philosophy, violence, existentialism, conspiracy, a.i., cyborgs, technology, storytelling, androids and robots, urban ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   90%
    User:   84%
 
 8.1
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Elfen Lied
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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: futuristic, rough, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: split personality, social misfits, evil, future dystopia, gore, childhood trauma, mutant, life is a bitch, deadly, female killer, blood, blood splatter ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   77%
    User:   77%
 
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Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story takes place in 1999, the Year of Destiny, and the beginning of the end of the world. The future of the universe rests on one young man, Kamui Shiro, who must destroy either the Dragons of Earth or the Dragons of Heaven - two opposing ...
Style: futuristic, serious, stylized, suspenseful
Plot: master villain, save the world, apocalypse, future dystopia, good versus evil, heroic mission, adventure, danger, escapades, destiny, heroes, imaginary ...
Time: future
Place: asia, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   74%
    User:   82%
 
Ghost in the Shell 2.0
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In the year 2029, Section 9, a group of cybernetically enhanced cops, are called in to investigate and stop a highly-wanted hacker known as 'The Puppetmaster'. Ghost in the Shell 2.0 is a reproduced version of its original 1995 ...
Style: futuristic, serious, suspenseful, surreal, atmospheric ...
Plot: a.i., urban, androids and robots, special agents, mind game, uncover truth, future dystopia, cyberpunk, technology gone awry, danger, imaginary, terrorism ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   74%
    User:   85%
 
 7.7
 1K
X
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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: stylized, serious, futuristic, exciting, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: gory, superhero, supernatural ability, adventure, heroic mission, legends and myths, danger, escapades, heroes, imaginary, rivalry, save the world ...
Time: future
Place: asia, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   73%
    User:   86%
 
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: In the future when technological enhancements and robotics are a way of life, Major Motoko Kusanagi and Section 9 take care of the jobs that are too difficult for the police. Section 9 employs hackers, sharpshooters, detectives and cyborgs all in an ...
Style: serious, bleak, futuristic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: a.i., neo noir, androids and robots, man versus machine, investigation, technology gone awry, uncover truth, computers and web, future dystopia, robot, cyberpunk, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, future, near future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   72%
    User:   66%
 
 8.1
 6K
Wolf's Rain
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Animation, Fantasy, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 701 min.
Story: In some distant future, it's common knowledge that all wolves have been extinct for 200 years. However, it seems this is false as wolves have not disappeared but rather have taken human form. Kiba, a lone wolf, wanders into a city, trying to ...
Style: futuristic, serious, atmospheric, stylized, exciting
Audience: teens, kids, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, androids and robots, dangerous animal, deadly creature, young heroes, apocalypse, rescue, paradise, wolf, legend, survival ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   72%
    User:   75%
 
 6.1
 778
Bio Hunter
Genre: Animation, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 58 min.
Story: A strange virus known as the Demon Virus, attacks the human genetic code, transforming people into monsters with demonic powers. One particular monster is terrorizing the streets of Tokyo. ripping open young women to devour their livers. A famed ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, serious, suspenseful, demonic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, deadly creature, master villain, urban, superhero, supernatural ability, vampire, changing the past or future, apocalypse, experiment gone awry, future dystopia, heroic mission ...
Time: future
Place: asia, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   70%
    User:   77%
 
 6.2
 415
Parasite Dolls
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 85 min.
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: suspenseful, serious, futuristic, exciting, bleak ...
Plot: a.i., androids and robots, man versus machine, apocalypse, future dystopia, parallel world, technology gone awry, danger, imaginary, chaos, ghost, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   77%
 
Deadman Wonderland
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Death is the main attraction in Deadman Wonderland, from the studio that brought you Samurai Champloo and Ergo Proxy. Ganta is the only survivor after a mysterious man in red slaughters a classroom full of teenagers. He’s framed for the carnage, ...
Style: bleak, serious, rough, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison, gory, young heroes, survival, death row, uncover truth, down on your luck, frame up, false accusation, future dystopia, prison life, life turned upside down ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   79%
 
Black Magic M-66
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 48 min.
Story: A freelance reporter stumbles on a desperate military operation. An army chopper has crashed and its cargo has been activated. Now there are two killer androids running loose in the wilderness and have the daughter of their inventor as their target. ...
Style: futuristic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: a.i., androids and robots, man versus machine, future dystopia, technology gone awry, danger, adventure, escapades, heroes, soldier, imaginary, rivalry ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   78%
 
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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, serious, stylized, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: young heroes, military, vengeance, parents and children, chaos and mayhem, battles, rebellion, heroes, politics, imaginary, rivalry, state affairs ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   71%
 
Vampire Hunter D
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 80 min.
Story: In a far-future time ruled by the supernatural, a young girl requests the help of a vampire hunter to kill the vampire who has bitten her and thus prevent her from becoming a vampire herself.
Style: atmospheric, serious, futuristic, gothic, stylized ...
Plot: vampire, village, gory, androids and robots, ghost, master villain, supernatural ability, good versus evil, curses spells and rituals, heroic mission, danger, deadly ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   55%
 
Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
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: humorous, semi serious, exciting, stylized, offbeat ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, adventure, superhuman powers, supernatural ability, danger, escapades, heroes, imaginary, rivalry, supernatural, master villain ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   72%
 
Dragon Ball Z: The History of Trunks
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 47 min.
Story: It has been thirteen years since the Androids began their killing rampage and Son Gohan is the only person fighting back. He takes Bulma's son Trunks as a student and even gives his own life to save Trunks's. Now Trunks must figure out a ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, humorous, exciting, intense ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, death, transformation, blood, murder, martial arts, violence, androids, master warrior, fight scenes, virus, dystopic future ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   55%
 
 8.1
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Akira
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Childhood friends Tetsuo and Kaneda are pulled into the post-apocalyptic underworld of Neo-Tokyo and forced to fight for their very survival. Kaneda is a bike gang leader, and Tetsuo is a member of a tough motorcycle crew who becomes involved in a ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, surreal, epic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, violence, brutality, blood, motorcycle, gore, gang, distopia, anti heroes, violent, storytelling, experiment ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   66%
 
 8.0
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Hellsing
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
Story: Vampires exist. It is the duty of Hellsing, an organization sponsored by the British government, to hide that frightening fact and protect the blissfully unaware populace. Along with its own personal army, Hellsing also has a few secret weapons. ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, stylized, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, neo noir, jazz, deadly creature, punk, supernatural ability, rivalry, heroic mission, good versus evil, danger, adventure, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   54%
 
 8.7
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Dragon Ball Z
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA, Canada
Duration: 24 min.
Story: In the version that is shown on YTV in Canada, the story begins mid-way through the Dragon Ball Z series. Raditz, Goku's brother has traveled to Earth to find out why Goku has not yet destroyed the planet as he was supposed to do. But while as ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, stylized, epic
Audience: pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: martial arts, androids and robots, adventure, master warrior, superhuman powers, save the world, good versus evil, heroic mission, danger, escapades, heroes, friendship ...
Time: future, 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   65%
 
Afro Samurai: Resurrection
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Afro Samurai avenged his father and found a life of peace. But the legendary master is forced back into the game by a beautiful and deadly woman from his past. The sparks of violence dropped along Afro’s bloody path now burn out of control – and ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, surreal, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: samurai, hip hop, vengeance, violence, revenge, blood, brutality, gore, sword fight, martial arts, chase, betrayal ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, feudal japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   57%
 
 7.2
 2K
Neo Tokyo
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Three shorts directed by the same names that brought you Metropolis, Ninja Scroll, and Akira. It begins with “Labyrinth Labyrintos”, a story of a maze in a child's mind, directed by Rintaro. Next Yoshiaki Kawajiri gives us “The Running ...
Style: serious, offbeat, futuristic, surreal, bleak ...
Plot: escapades, androids and robots, supernatural ability, future dystopia, technology gone awry, chases and races, reporter, clown, robot, swamp, cat, flood ...
Time: future
Place: asia, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   61%
 
Evangelion: 2.0 You Can
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: atmospheric, stylized, futuristic, exciting, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: androids and robots, loneliness, man versus machine, end of the world, storytelling, vengeance, save the world, dark hero, violent, future dystopia, fantasy world, dialogue ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   61%
 
 7.6
 13K
Memories
Genre: Animation, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In this anime trilogy, a salvage ship crew happens upon a haunted vessel in Magnetic Rose; a cold tablet turns a lab worker into a biological weapon in Stink Bomb; and an urban populace carries on an endless war with an unseen foe in Cannon Fodder. ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, stylized, serious, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: steampunk, surrealism, memory, laboratory, androids and robots, storytelling, ship, imagination, ghost, weapons, loneliness, sacrifice ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   43%
 
Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Western
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: D has been hired to track down Meier Link, a notoriously powerful vampire who has abducted a woman, Charlotte Elbourne. D's orders are strict - find Charlotte, at any cost. For the first time, D faces serious competition. The Markus Brothers, a ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, gothic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: vampire, gory, kidnapping, dark hero, violence, good versus evil, blood, supernatural, transformation, revenge, brutality, adventure ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   47%
 
 8.7
 54K
Dragon Ball Z
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Dragon Ball Z is a Japanese animated television series produced by Toei Animation. Dragon Ball Z is the sequel to the Dragon Ball anime and adapts the last 26 volumes of the original 42 volume Dragon Ball manga series created by Akira Toriyama The ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, stylized, serious ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: martial arts, androids and robots, adventure, master villain, master warrior, superhuman powers, save the world, supernatural ability, good versus evil, heroic mission, danger, escapades ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   41%
 
Hellsing Ultimate
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Hellsing, a secret organization of the British government, have long been battling supernatural threats to keep the people safe from the creatures of the night. The current leader, Integra Wingates Hellsing, controls her own personal army to ...
Style: atmospheric, dark humor, stylized, serious, gothic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vampire, gory, immortality, gunfight, violence, transformation, brutality, blood, dark hero, insanity, betrayal, anti heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   100%
 
 7.8
 3K
Samurai 7
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Samurai 7 is a 2004 anime TV series, produced by Gonzo and based on Akira Kurosawa's highly regarded 1954 movie Seven Samurai. The series was directed by Toshifumi Takizawa and its music was composed by Kaoru Wada and Eitetsu Hayashi. There are ...
Style: futuristic, epic, stylized, serious
Plot: samurai, martial arts, androids and robots, lone wolves, village, adventure, master warrior, countryside, fighting crime, rescue, redemption, chaos and mayhem ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   49%
 
Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence
Genre: Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Groundbreaking director Mamoru Oshii continues to push the boundaries of art and anime with this universally acclaimed cyber thriller following cyborg detective Batou as he tries to unravel the reasons for a murderous robot revolt in the year 2032. ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, serious, philosophical, cerebral ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cyberpunk, investigation, philosophy, robot, artificial intelligence, androids and robots, cyborgs, violence, storytelling, existentialism, alternate reality, terrorism ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, hong kong, asia, battleship
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   35%
 
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