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Parasyte: The Maxim (2014)
 8.4
 21K
Parasyte: The Maxim (2014)
Original name: 寄生獣 セイの格率
Genre: Animation, Action, Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Shinichi Izumi is a normal high school boy whose right hand has become infected with an alien parasite that names itself "Migi" ("right"). Migi is the first parasite to develop a symbiotic relationship with its host, as he and Shinichi slowly develop a grudging friendship. Migi isn't the only Parasite on earth, however, and as cases of Parasites killing humans begin to emerge, humans seek to kill off Parasites. Shinichi and Migi find themselves caught in between these two sides of the struggle over planet earth.
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, tense, macabre, psychological, seinen
Audience: teens
Plot: alien, parasite, violence, fight scenes, danger, murder, rivalry, humanity, survival, massacre, family relations, romance, body horror, gore, lone hero, school life, tragedy, high school, police, law and order, fight, drastic change of life
Time: contemporary
Place: japan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, tense, serious and captivating films and TV series with plots about danger, rivalry, violence, heroes, supernatural, escapades and murder mostly in Animation, Action and Thriller genres. Some movies like Parasyte: The Maxim: Tokyo Ghoul (2014), Ajin (2016), Deadman Wonderland (2011), BTOOOM! (2012), Last Hero Inuyashiki (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.9
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Tokyo Ghoul (2014)
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Duration: 24 min.
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Place: japan, tokyo
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 7.6
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Duration: 24 min.
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Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.2
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Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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Duration: 25 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Duration: 24 min.
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Style: tense, serious, exciting, captivating, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 8.8
 140K
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Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: It is the Taisho Period in Japan. Tanjiro, a kindhearted boy who sells charcoal for a living, finds his family slaughtered by a demon. To make matters worse, his younger sister Nezuko, the sole survivor, has been transformed into a demon ...
Style: exciting, captivating, humorous, absurd, disturbing ...
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 7.2
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Duration: 22 min.
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Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.0
 2K
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.5
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.9
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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 7.3
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: Japan
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.2
 2K
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Country: Japan
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Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Country: Japan
Duration: 29 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Duration: 24 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
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Duration: 25 min.
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Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
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Style: captivating, exciting, tense, sincere, humorous
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Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%