Movies and TV shows like Death Note

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Death Note (2006)
 9.0
 192K
Death Note (2006)
Original name: DEATH NOTE
Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Light Yagami is an ace student with great prospects—and he’s bored out of his mind. But all that changes when he finds the Death Note, a notebook dropped by a rogue Shinigami death god. Any human whose name is written in the notebook dies, and Light has vowed to use the power of the Death Note to rid the world of evil. But will Light succeed in his noble goal, or will the Death Note turn him into the very thing he fights against?
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, disturbing, bleak
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mind game, intelligence, secret identity, anti heroes, supernatural ability, god or devil, supernatural, teenage life, crimes, law enforcement, rivals, police detective, artifact, outsmarting, serial killer, vigilante, fighting crime, heart attack, student, danger, moral dilemma, crime, blood, journey, amateur detective ...
Place: japan

Most similar movies to Death Note

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, exciting and stylized films and TV series with plots about supernatural, danger, deadly, murder, rivalry, crimes and supernatural ability mostly in Animation, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Death Note: Black Butler (2008), The Future Diary (2011), Monster (2004), Tokyo Ghoul (2014), ERASED (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.7
 27K
Death Note (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Light Yagami finds the "Death Note," a notebook with the power to kill, and decides to create a Utopia by killing the world's criminals, and soon the world's greatest detective, "L," is hired to find the mysterious ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious, comic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: investigation, mind game, vigilantism, crimes, serial killer, supernatural, goth, interpol, investigator, rivalry, supernatural ability, god ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion (2006)
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: serious, futuristic, bleak, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, rebellion, supernatural ability, prince, battles, military, heroes, mind control, politics, youth, young heroes, parents and children ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 6K
Black Butler (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: In Victorian-era London, on the night of Ciel Phantomhive's tenth birthday, a fire destroyed his manor and killed both of his parents. In a moment of despair, Ciel strikes a deal with a demon - his soul in exchange for revenge. This demon ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: master and servant, butler, supernatural ability, investigation, deal with the devil, young heroes, queen, supernatural, aristocracy, rich and poor, chess, british ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
The Future Diary (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Yukiteru Amano (Yuki) is a loner who never really interact with people and prefers writing a diary on his cell phone with his only companion being an imaginary friend named Deus Ex Machina, the God of Time and Space. However, Yuki soon learns that ...
Style: stylized, serious, exciting, suspenseful, bleak
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: social misfits, teenage life, survival, diary, misfit, danger, contests and competitions, imaginary, loner, battles, foreknowledge, imaginary character ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 8.6
 17K
Monster (2004)
Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Kenzou Tenma, a Japanese brain surgeon in Germany, finds his life in utter turmoil after getting involved with a psychopath that was once a former patient.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: doctor, track down, murder, mastermind, moral dilemma, hospital, false accusation, protagonist as suspect, guilt, society, investigator, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.9
 27K
Tokyo Ghoul (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Ken Kaneki is a bookworm college student who meets a girl names Rize at a cafe he frequents. They're the same age and have the same interests, so they quickly become close. Little does Kaneki know that Rize is a ghoul - a kind of monster that ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, bloody, stylized
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: danger, dark fantasy, supernatural, secret identity, survival, friends, deadly creature, murder, supernatural ability, hunt down, youth, crimes ...
Place: tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 8.5
 18K
ERASED (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Satoru Fujinuma is a struggling manga artist who has the ability to turn back time and prevent deaths. When his mother is killed he turns back time to solve the mystery, but ends up back in elementary school, just before the disappearance of his ...
Style: psychological, captivating, tense, sentimental, uplifting
Audience: teens
Plot: childhood, child abuse, time travel, friendship, kidnapping, death, murder, abuse, serial killer, abusive mother, dysfunctional family, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, year 2006
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Detective Conan (1996)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: The son of a world famous mystery writer, Jimmy Kudo, has achieved his own notoriety by assisting the local police as a student detective. He has always been able to solve the most difficult of criminal cases using his wits and power of reason.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: private detective, riddles and clues, murder, secret identity, experiment, who done it, crimes, crime, mystery, partners against crime, amateur detective, prodigy ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
Darker Than Black (2007)
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: stylized, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Plot: supernatural ability, paranormal phenomena, dark past, spirit, future dystopia, supernatural, fear, spy, rivalry, investigation, transformation, organized crime ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Mafia is rife in America where assassinations are a regular occurrence on the streets. Inferno, a mysterious company, is behind most of these dealings through the use of their near-invincible human weapon, "Phantom." One day, a Japanese ...
Style: exciting, tense, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, kidnapping, assassination attempt, mission gone awry, group of criminals, deadly, teenage life, assassination, child killer, undercover, memory loss, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, mongolia, asia, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 2K
Shiki (2010)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Sotobamura is a small village with around 1300 residents; so small the village isn't even connected to a single highway. An isolated village in which old customs, such as the burial of the dead, are still practiced. One day, the bodies of three ...
Style: serious, offbeat, scary, suspenseful
Plot: vampire, supernatural, deadly, village, life after death, paranormal phenomena, good versus evil, dark fantasy, imaginary, danger, zombie, night ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Psychic Detective Yakumo (2010)
Genre: Animation, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Story: In order to help a friend possessed by a spirit, Ozawa Haruka knocks on the door of her university's movie research association. There she meets Saitou Yakumo, a rude, unkempt young man with a red left eye, who is said to have spiritual powers. ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural ability, investigation, mysterious character, college, mystery, supernatural, friendship, deadly, danger, student life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.6
 400
Tokko (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Story: When 108 demons free themselves and start killing people, Special Public Safety Task Force, or "Tokko" for short, is formed to stop them. Some of the members have demons inside of them and can use them to enhance their own abilities.
Style: scary, exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mind control, injustice, private detective, danger, mentally unstable, dealing with death, crimes, rivalry, murder, supernatural, police investigation, law enforcement ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 8.2
 13K
Psycho-Pass (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Psycho-Pass is a Japanese anime television series that takes place in the future where it is possible to instantaneously measure a person's mental state, personality, and the probability that a person will commit crimes with a device installed ...
Style: futuristic, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Plot: cyberpunk, master criminal, future dystopia, mastermind, police investigation, partners against crime, chase, human nature, criminal, anarchist, police, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, near future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Vampire Knight (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance
Country: Japan
Story: Cross Academy is an elite boarding school with two separate, isolated classes: the Day Class and the Night Class. On the surface, Yuuki Cross and Zero Kiryuu are prefects of the academy, and attempt to keep order between the students as classes ...
Style: captivating, serious, offbeat, surreal
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, school, supernatural, rivalry, forbidden love, male female relationship, love, memory loss, imaginary, academy, protecting from truth, deadly ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Boogiepop Never Laughs: Boogiepop Phantom (2000)
Genre: Animation, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 288 min.
Story: Boogiepop Phantom is a twelve-episode anime television series produced by Madhouse Studios, based on the Boogiepop light novel series by Kouhei Kadono, particularly that of Boogiepop and Others and Boogiepop At Dawn. The series is directed by ...
Style: serious, bleak, suspenseful, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, supernatural, high school, evil force, gory, deadly, terrorizing, nobody believes, ghost, danger, murder, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Spirit Devourer: Zero (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Follows two friends, daughters of exorcists, who are now members of the government's secret Supernatural Disaster Countermeasures Division that fights demons when they appear in Japan.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural, good versus evil, deadly creature, heir heiress, mission gone awry, weapon system, curses spells and rituals, imaginary, danger, government agency, rivalry, supernatural ability ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Corpse Princess: Part One - Aka (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Corpse Princess is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yoshiichi Akahito. Premiering in Monthly Shōnen Gangan on April 12, 2005, the series centers around the "Corpse Princess" Makina Hoshimura, an undead girl who is ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, exciting, serious, stylized
Plot: zombie, clergy, escapades, adventure, chases and races, heroes, supernatural, danger, rivalry, track down, deadly, teenage life ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 2K
Black Bullet (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Virus Gastrea menyebar seperti api, membuat setiap wadah yang terinfeksi bermutasi dengan cepat, mendapatkan kekuatan baru dan kemampuan dengan setiap tahap perkembangan, bahkan saat mereka terus menyerang, membunuh dan menginfeksi beberapa host ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, bleak
Plot: heroes, supernatural, danger, deadly creature, imaginary, deadly, chases and races, rivalry, monsters, post apocalyptic, curses spells and rituals, zombie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Witch Hunter Robin (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Solomon fights the harmful use of witchcraft using a database of witches, which includes those who have obtained the power of witchcraft through genetics and others who carry the gene in order to arrest or eliminate them should their powers ...
Style: stylized, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, redemption, neo noir, adventure, paranormal activity, supernatural, agent as target, hunt down, secret movement, workplace, undercover, prodigy ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.9
 6K
Durarara!! (2010)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Durarara!!, often shortened to DRRR!!, is a Japanese light novel series written by Ryohgo Narita, with illustrations by Suzuhito Yasuda, that has also been adapted into a Japanese anime series. As of May 2012, eleven volumes have been published by ...
Style: exciting, captivating, feel good, touching, serious ...
Plot: urban legend, escapades, supernatural ability, city life, gang, mysticism, friendship, crimes, supernatural, gangsters, love and romance, ghost ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Crying Freeman 1: Portrait of a Killer (1988)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Emu Hino, a 29-year-old virgin, witnesses a mob hit and fears that the killer will now find her and kill her. Indeed, he sets out to do so; he's Yo Hinomura, a talented potter and artist who's been conscripted against his will to be the ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hospital, assassination, hitman, crime, chase, rivalry, deadly, track down, law enforcement, on the run, vengeance, kidnapping ...
Place: china, japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Beyond the Boundary (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: The dark fantasy follows a high school sophomore named Akihito Kanbara. Although the boy appears human, he is half Youmu and invulnerable to wounds because he can heal quickly. One day, Akihito meets freshman Mirai Kuriyama when it seems she is ...
Style: stylized, exciting, suspenseful, scary, serious
Plot: high school, supernatural, religions or cults, heroes, manipulations, danger, isolation, deadly, school, monster, immortality
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
 8.0
 11K
Claymore (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: In a world rife with deadly creatures called "youma", a young silver eyed woman, Clare, works on behalf of an organization that trains female youma halfbreeds into warriors with the ability to destroy these creatures. Considered a rogue ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, psychological ...
Plot: good versus evil, supernatural, adventure, danger, monster, suffering, heroic mission, unlikely partners, imaginary, supernatural ability, imaginary kingdom, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Irregular at Magic High School (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 22 min.
Story: In a world where magic is not a fairy tale but has existed for one hundred years siblings Tatsuya and Miyuki Shiba prepare to begin their studies at the elite Private Magic University Affiliated High School (Magic High School for short). Entering on ...
Style: stylized, serious, suspenseful, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, teenage life, social relations, high school life, youth, siblings relations, imaginary, family relations, leader, romance, high school, wizards and magicians ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Hellsing Ultimate (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, 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: gothic, atmospheric, stylized, dark humor, scary ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vampire, danger, immortality, gunfight, monster, imaginary, anti heroes, good versus evil, supernatural, heroes, butler, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.0
 4K
Berserk (2016)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Spurred by the flame raging in his heart, the Black Swordsman Guts continues his seemingly endless quest for revenge. Standing in his path are heinous outlaws, delusional evil spirits, and a devout child of god. Even as it chips away at his life, ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, suspense, disturbing, rough
Plot: demon, supernatural, murder, death, violence, military, danger, sword, blood, anger, hate, deadly ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.5
 331
Golgo 13 (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Story: Golgo 13 is not his real name. Then again, neither is Duke Togo, Tadashi Togo, or any number of the aliases he goes by. A man of mystery, not even the world’s most prominent intelligence agencies can determine who Golgo really is, or just where he ...
Style: serious, rough, exciting, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, sniper, danger, attempted murder, assassination, tough heroes, crimes, crime, criminal heroes, deadly, car driving, mutilation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.2
 58K
Naruto (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Many years ago, in the hidden village of Konoha, lived a great demon fox. When it swung one of it's nine tails, a tsunami occurred. The fourth hokage sealed this demon fox inside a boy in exchange for his own life. Naruto was that boy, and he ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, warrior, friends, danger, heroes, young heroes, creature, supernatural ability, good versus evil, training, master warrior, adventure ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (2002)
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: futuristic, suspenseful, stylized, serious, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cyberpunk, androids and robots, cyberspace, a.i., hacker, man versus machine, neo noir, robot, investigation, mind game, apocalypse, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, future, near future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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