Movies and TV shows like Death Note

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Death Note (2006)
 9.0
 210K
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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, disturbing, bleak, psychological
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mind game, secret identity, anti heroes, intelligence, supernatural, anti hero, supernatural ability, law enforcement, serial killer, outsmarting, vigilante, teenage life, crimes, rivals, police detective, artifact, fighting crime, heart attack, student, danger, chief of police, moral dilemma, god or devil, police, death ...
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, murder, rivalry, supernatural ability, deadly and escapades mostly in Animation, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Death Note: Monster (2004), The Future Diary (2011), Psycho-Pass (2012), Terror in Resonance (2014), ERASED (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.7
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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: twists and turns, exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: investigation, mind game, vigilantism, crimes, serial killer, supernatural, artifact, investigator, interpol, rivalry, goth, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, 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, stylized, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rebellion, supernatural ability, battles, prince, imaginary, military, vengeance, young heroes, siblings relations, rebelliousness, mind control, civil rights ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 8.6
 18K
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, rough ...
Plot: doctor, murder, mastermind, moral dilemma, hospital, false accusation, guilt, protagonist as suspect, track down, society, crimes, investigator ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, exciting, serious, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: social misfits, diary, battles, survival, teenage life, contests and competitions, loner, misfit, danger, imaginary, foreknowledge, classmates ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 8.2
 14K
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, bleak, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: cyberpunk, police investigation, human nature, master criminal, future dystopia, mastermind, partners against crime, chase, anarchist, life is a bitch, distopia, criminal ...
Time: future, near future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Terror in Resonance (2014)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
Story: In an alternate version of the present, Tokyo has been decimated by a shocking terrorist attack, and the only hint to the identity of the culprit is a bizarre video uploaded to the internet. The police, baffled by this cryptic clue, are powerless to ...
Style: psychological, touching, tragic ending, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: orphan, conspiracy, hacker, terrorism, human experiment, terrorist, tragic hero, anti hero, tragedy, anti heroes, dysfunctional family, police ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 8.5
 22K
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: captivating, psychological, tense, sentimental, uplifting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: childhood, time travel, death, serial killer, kidnapping, friendship, child abuse, murder, abuse, dysfunctional family, abusive mother, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, year 1988, year 2006
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 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, captivating, stylized, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: master and servant, butler, supernatural, investigation, supernatural ability, demon, deal with the devil, aristocracy, murder, society, young heroes, queen ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, victorian england
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Movie in collections
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, exciting, offbeat, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, supernatural, school, forbidden love, rivalry, love, supernatural power, male female relationship, imaginary, deadly, memory loss, memory ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Detective Conan (1996)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, 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, captivating, feel good, light, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: riddles and clues, private detective, murder, secret identity, who done it, partners against crime, mystery, prodigy, fighting crime, law and order, rivalry, danger ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 31K
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: dark fantasy, supernatural, danger, murder, deadly creature, secret identity, youth, friends, supernatural ability, survival, hunt down, crimes ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Deadman Wonderland (2011)
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: serious, rough, bleak, tense, twists and turns ...
Plot: prison, young heroes, supernatural, survival, uncover truth, false accusation, contests and competitions, life turned upside down, power of media, future dystopia, massacre, antidote ...
Time: future
Place: tokyo, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, supernatural, gang, crimes, mysticism, friendship, gangsters, ghost, snitch ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.7
 3K
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: scary, serious, suspenseful, offbeat, suspense ...
Plot: vampire, supernatural, dark fantasy, deadly, good versus evil, mass murder, imaginary, danger, life after death, murder, paranormal phenomena, insanity ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ 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: serious, tense, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, assassination, danger, memory loss, kidnapping, crimes, youth, undercover, child killer, manhunt, world spanning, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, mongolia, asia, los angeles, usa ...
⇓ 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, mind bending, stylized, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: supernatural, supernatural ability, ghost, investigation, mysterious place, deadly, danger, mysterious character, crimes, college life, uncover truth, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Bungo Stray Dogs (2016)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Crime, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Nakajima Atsushi was kicked out of his orphanage, and now he has no place to go and no food. While he is standing by a river, on the brink of starvation, he rescues a man whimsically attempting suicide. That man is Dazai Osamu, and he and his ...
Style: exciting, humorous, emotional, mysterious, seinen
Plot: friendship, battles, mysticism, group of criminals, literature, mafia, writers, supernatural ability, super strength, gunfight, stereotypes, stereotype ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: rough, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: supernatural ability, secret agents, supernatural, future dystopia, dark past, paranormal phenomena, top secret, rivalry, danger, investigation, transformation, fighting crime ...
Time: future
Place: tokyo, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
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: serious, bleak, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural, good versus evil, imaginary, rivalry, government agency, danger, deadly creature, curses spells and rituals, supernatural ability, escapades, heroes, mission gone awry ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.5
 1K
Hell Girl (2005)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Story: Hell Girl, also known as Jigoku Shōjo: Girl from Hell, is an anime series produced by Aniplex and Studio Deen. It focuses on the existence of a supernatural system that allows people to take revenge by having other people sent to Hell via the ...
Style: serious, exciting, scary, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: vengeance, justice, supernatural, heaven and hell, danger, teenage boy, torment, grudge, murder, good versus evil, supernatural power, fear ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, suspenseful, exciting, serious, twists and turns
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, redemption, supernatural, heroic mission, adventure, secret movement, working undercover, life is a bitch, paranormal activity, undercover, prodigy, moral dilemma ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Boogiepop Never Laughs: Boogiepop Phantom (2000)
Genre: Animation, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 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: suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, bleak, serious ...
Plot: supernatural, serial killer, mysterious character, murder, deadly, evil force, danger, nobody believes, high school, doctors and patients, crimes, ghost ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.5
 414
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: serious, rough, exciting, scary, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dealing with death, riddles and clues, crime, human host, law enforcement, fighting crime, dedication, curses spells and rituals, legends and myths, partners against crime, supernatural ability, special agents ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Movie in collections
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: serious, scary, exciting, suspenseful, stylized
Plot: zombie, teenage life, gory, deadly, clergy, danger, track down, supernatural, rivalry, escapades, adventure, chases and races ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.3
 9K
Fate/Zero (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: War of the Holy Grail - Pursuing the power of the "Holy Grail" which grants a miracle, this is a contest in which seven magi summon seven Heroic Spirits to compete for it. In that battle whose conclusion was postponed three times, now, the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, intense, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: master warrior, adventure, holy grail, king arthur, epic battle, supernatural, escapades, mortal combat, ambition, rivalry, heroes, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.8
 367
Gilgamesh (2003)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Story: Over a decade ago, a group of scientists carried out experiments at the Tomb of Gilgamesh, the supposed resting place of the demigod subject of an ages-old myth. After the work at the "Heaven's Gate" facility was abruptly halted, a ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, cynical, bleak, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, supernatural, supernatural ability, apocalypse, mysterious character, escapades, uninhibited rivalry, future dystopia, who to trust, rivalry, danger, chaos ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Supernatural The Animation (2011)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 23 min.
Story: After losing their mother to a demon, two brothers grow up fighting supernatural beings.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, supernatural, obsessive quest, family in danger, haunted by the past, deadly, ghost, curses spells and rituals, deadly creature, family relations, rivalry, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.2
 7K
Gantz (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Gantz is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hiroya Oku. Gantz tells the story of Kei Kurono and his friend Masaru Kato who die in a train accident and become part of a semi-posthumous "game" in which they and several other ...
Style: serious, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: witch, ghost, supernatural, danger, save the world, rivalry, alien encounter, paralysis, crimes, heroes, deadly, deadly weapon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.9
 14K
Hellsing (2001)
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: gothic, scary, exciting, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, dark fantasy, supernatural, monster, supernatural ability, heroic mission, dracula, christianity, rivalry, deadly creature, immortality, imaginary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.2
 283
Madlax (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Story: Madlax is a 26-episode Japanese anime television series produced in 2004 by the Bee Train animation studio. Kōichi Mashimo directed Madlax and the soundtrack was composed by Yuki Kajiura. The DVD version was released by ADV Films in North America ...
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, stylized, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, undercover, investigation, on the run, heroic mission, rivalry, government agency, deadly, mind game, soldier, mystery, hitman ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%