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Galaxy Express 999 (1978)
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Galaxy Express 999 (1978)
Original name: 銀河鉄道999
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: In the distant future, people are able to take on artificial bodies and achieve immortality. A poor orphan, Tetsuro Hoshino, strives to obtain a mechanical body for the triple incentive of eternal life, of revenge (his mother was gunned down by machine men) and to fulfill her dying wish (that he acquire a mechanical body to live forever, and not die like her). He plans to board the Galaxy Express 999, a space train that comes to Earth once a year, and head to the Prometheum, a planet that gives out machine bodies for free. To his surprise, Maetel, a mysterious woman who resembles his mother, selects him as her companion aboard the 999. And thus begins Tetsuro's trip through the stars, where he encounters incredible worlds and makes many friends. But as he travels with Maetel, he witnesses the hardships of mechanical life and wonders, is it worth it? And what secret is the inscrutable Maetel hiding?
Style: anime, exciting, bleak, serious, futuristic, suspenseful, stylized, vintage, 2d animation
Plot: space opera, space travel, space, train, heroes, space and aliens, androids and robots, escapades, rivalry, train travel, young heroes, danger, imaginary, outer space, train ride, adventure
Time: future

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out anime, serious, exciting and stylized films and TV series with plots about escapades, imaginary, heroes, space and aliens, danger, space and rivalry mostly in Animation, Sci-Fi and Action genres. Some movies like Galaxy Express 999: Exosquad (1993), The Galaxy Railways (2003), Star Blazers (1979), Glass Fleet (2006), Macross Plus (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Exosquad (1993)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi, Adventure
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 30 min.
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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, anime, serious, exciting
Audience: kids
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Time: future
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Galaxy Express 999 (1979)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In the future, one can achieve immortality by obtaining a mechanized body. Orphaned, young Tetsuro hitches a ride on the space train Galaxy Express 999 in the hope of obtaining a cyborg body to avenge his mother's death. Along the way, he meets ...
Style: anime, serious, futuristic, stylized, touching ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: space, cyborgs, space travel, space opera, transhumanism, revenge, graphic violence, train travel, obsessive quest, coming of age, escapades, young heroes ...
Time: future
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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: anime, exciting, serious, stylized
Plot: supernatural, destiny, battles, escapades, supernatural ability, evil alien, space travel, alien encounter, parents and children, haunted by the past, asteroids and comets, rivalry ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Star Blazers (1979)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Star Blazers is an American animated television series adaptation of the Japanese anime series, Space Battleship Yamato I, II, and III. Star Blazers was first broadcast in the United States in 1979. Significantly, it was the first popular ...
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Audience: teens, boys' night
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Time: future, 22nd century
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Glass Fleet (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: A tyrannical Emperor has his grasp over the galaxy. The rebels outnumbered and outgunned try to locate the mythical Glass Fleet that once served the true ruler. They do find one of the royal descendants, now a space pirate.
Style: anime, serious, stylized, exciting
Plot: rivalry, space travel, heroes, escapades, space wars, battles, society, royal court, suspense, revolution, social differences, distopia ...
Place: japan
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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.
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Plot: aviation, government agency, space and aliens, rivalry, evil alien, escapades, heroes, androids and robots, survival, tough heroes, chaos, battles ...
Time: future, 22nd century
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Macross Plus (1994)
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Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
TV show
Story: Macross Plus is a four-episode anime OVA and theatrical movie in the Macross series. It was the first sequel to the original Macross television series that took place in the official timeline. Plus was a groundbreaking combination of traditional cel ...
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Audience: teens, boys' night
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Time: future, 2040s, 21st century
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Space Cruiser Yamato 2 (1978)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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Time: future, 23rd century
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Mobile Suit Gundam 00 (2007)
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Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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Country: USA
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Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
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TV show
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TV show
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