Movies and TV shows like ERASED

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ERASED (2016)
 8.5
 26K
ERASED (2016)
Original name: 僕だけがいない街
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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 classmate Kayo.
Style: captivating, psychological, tense, sentimental, uplifting, psychological thriller, seinen, suspense
Audience: teens
Plot: childhood, time travel, serial killer, child abuse, friendship, murder, abuse, death, kidnapping, dysfunctional family, supernatural, disappearance, classroom, bruise, abusive mother, framed for murder, butterfly effect, snow, birthday, mystery killer, single mother, winter, mother son relationship, abused child, assassin ...
Time: 21st century, year 1988, year 2006
Place: japan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, psychological, exciting and suspenseful films and TV series with plots about murder, danger, tragedy, supernatural, death, friendship and rivalry mostly in Animation, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like ERASED: The Promised Neverland (2019), Steins;Gate (2011), Terror in Resonance (2014), Death Note (2006), Steins: Gate 0 (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Promised Neverland (2019)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
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Steins;Gate (2011)
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Duration: 24 min.
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Story: The self-proclaimed mad scientist Rintarou Okabe rents out a room in a rickety old building in Akihabara, where he indulges himself in his hobby of inventing prospective "future gadgets" with fellow lab members: Mayuri Shiina, his ...
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Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- (2016)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Natsuki Subaru, an ordinary high school student, is on his way home from the convenience store when he finds himself transported to another world. As he's lost and confused in a new world where he doesn't even know left from right, the ...
Style: enigmatic, exciting, disturbing, captivating, suspenseful ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When 17-year-old Makoto Konno gains the ability to, quite literally, "leap" backwards through time, she immediately sets about improving her grades and preventing personal mishaps. However, she soon realises that changing the past ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, twists and turns, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, friendship, teenage love, supernatural ability, school, high school, student, supernatural, teenage girl, classmate, imaginary ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Terror in Resonance (2014)
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Duration: 23 min.
TV show
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 ...
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Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
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Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Steins: Gate 0 (2018)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The dark untold story of Steins;Gate that leads with the eccentric mad scientist Okabe, struggling to recover from a failed attempt at rescuing Kurisu. He decides to give up and abandons his lively scientist alter ego, in pursuit to forget the past. ...
Style: exciting, captivating, mind bending, suspense, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, romance, experiment, time machine, changing the past or future, escapades, characters in danger, inventions and discoveries, hopes, rivalry, time loop, research ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Story: After finding his mom killed, Satoru's time-traveling ability takes him back 18 years for a chance to prevent her death and those of three classmates.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Corpse Party: Tortured Souls (2013)
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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