Movies and TV shows like Black Butler

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Black Butler (2008)
 7.8
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Black Butler (2008)
Original name: 黒執事
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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 becomes his butler, to protect and serve Ciel until the deal has been completed and calls himself by name of Sebastian Michaelis. One month after the fire Ciel returns from being missing, with his new butler Sebastian. Ciel is now the head of the Phantomhive corporation, handling all business affairs as well as the work as the Queen of England’s guard dog and looking for his parents murders.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, captivating, stylized, semi serious, humorous, dark humor
Audience: teens
Plot: master and servant, butler, supernatural, demon, investigation, deal with the devil, supernatural ability, young heroes, evil force, aristocracy, murder, society, crime, crimes, queen, rich and poor, estate, chess, loyalty, dark fantasy, power relations, youth, jack the ripper, mystery, disguise ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, victorian england
Place: london, england, europe

Most similar movies to Black Butler

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, stylized, suspenseful and serious films and TV series with plots about supernatural, danger, rivalry, demon, supernatural ability, violence and imaginary mostly in Animation, Fantasy and Action genres. Some movies like Black Butler: Blue Exorcist (2011), Kamisama Kiss (2012), Death Note (2006), Inu x Boku Secret Service (2012), Hellsing Ultimate (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Blue Exorcist (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Humans live in the world of Assiah, demons in Gehenna. The two dimensions are not meant to interfere with each other, but demons still possess creatures in Assiah in spite of this. The humans who can fight these demons are known as exorcists. Rin ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, captivating, tense, serious ...
Plot: demon, supernatural, danger, curses spells and rituals, exorcism, exorcist, rivalry, friendship, heroes, imaginary, god or devil, teamwork ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
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100%
Kamisama Kiss (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Nanami was just a normal high school girl down on her luck until a stranger’s lips marked her as the new Land God and turned her world upside down. Now, she’s figuring out the duties of a deity with the help of Tomoe, a reformed fox demon who ...
Style: shoujo, romantic, exciting, captivating, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: love and romance, romance, supernatural, master and servant, life turned upside down, supernatural romance, magic, youth, imaginary, friendship, school, parallel world ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Death Note (2006)
Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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 ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, disturbing, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: anti hero, mind game, intelligence, secret identity, anti heroes, supernatural, law enforcement, supernatural ability, vigilante, serial killer, crimes, rivals ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Inu x Boku Secret Service (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Protected by the highest security, the Maison de Ayakashi is rumored to be haunted, where only eccentrics could live. In reality, it is a place for humans with non-human ancestors to live. The socially-inept Ririchiyo has come here to improve ...
Style: stylized, semi serious, humorous, suspenseful
Plot: supernatural, supernatural ability, demon, social awkwardness, master and servant, social misfits, estate, danger, bodyguard, spirit, curses spells and rituals, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Hellsing Ultimate (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
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, supernatural, danger, gunfight, immortality, monster, dark fantasy, good versus evil, imaginary, vampire hunter, anti heroes, superhuman powers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 7.9
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Durarara!! (2010)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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: captivating, exciting, feel good, touching, serious ...
Plot: urban legend, escapades, city life, supernatural, gang, supernatural ability, crimes, mysticism, friendship, gangsters, ghost, snitch ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Black Butler (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Set in the year 2020, Shiori Genbo (Ayame Gouriki) runs the large corporation Funtom. Shiori is also a descendant of prestigious noble family Phantomhive of England. As a descendant of the noble family Phantomhive, Shiori solves difficult cases ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: deal with the devil, master and servant, supernatural, supernatural ability, uncover truth, investigation, crimes, mystery, one man army, power relations, vengeance, love interest ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
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Hellsing (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
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, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, dark fantasy, supernatural, dracula, supernatural ability, christianity, monster, rivalry, deadly creature, anti hero, heroic mission, warrior ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Vampire Knight (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, supernatural, rivalry, forbidden love, school, love, imaginary, deadly, memory loss, academy, supernatural power, male female relationship ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.9
 37K
Tokyo Ghoul (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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, danger, supernatural, murder, supernatural ability, deadly creature, youth, secret identity, friends, survival, hunt down, good versus evil ...
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, east asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Ancient Magus' Bride (2017)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Chise Hatori, 15 years old. Lost, without hope, and without family, she is bought for money – not by another person, but by a non-human sorcerer named Elias. Though she hesitates, she begins life anew as his apprentice and future wife.
Style: romantic, enigmatic, captivating, exciting, stylized
Plot: supernatural, mythology, magic, life is a bitch, changing lives, fairy, curse, young girl, drastic change of life, demon, mysterious stranger, first love ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.1
 2K
Blood Lad (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Staz is a vampire from the surreal "Demon World", and Fuyumi, an ordinary girl, accidentally wanders into the Demon World through a portal. Subsequently after meeting each other, Fuyumi is killed by a carnivorous plant and turned into a ...
Style: humorous, exciting, surreal, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, supernatural, ghost, demon, curses spells and rituals, imaginary, danger, battles, love and romance, king, friendship, drastic change of life ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Darker Than Black (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Anime television series created, directed and written by Tensai Okamura and animated by Bones.
Style: rough, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful, futuristic ...
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Time: future
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⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Bungo Stray Dogs (2016)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Crime, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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, emotional, humorous, mysterious, seinen
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Danganronpa: The Animation (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Being just a normal student without a special talent, Makoto Naegi wins a lottery to attend the prestigious Hope's Peak Academy where only the top prodigies attend. However, instead of this being the beginning of a wonderful high school life, ...
Style: tense, semi serious, exciting, captivating, humorous
Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.1
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Spawn (1997)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Todd McFarlane's Spawn is an animated television series which aired on HBO from 1997 through 1999. It is also released on DVD as a film series. It is based on the Spawn comic series from Image Comics, and was nominated for and won an Emmy in ...
Style: scary, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Plot: superhero, heaven and hell, deal with the devil, supernatural, god or devil, danger, demon, hell, dark hero, escapades, rivalry, merciless ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 2K
Hazbin Hotel (2019)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Musical
Country: USA
TV show
Story: In attempt to find a non-violent alternative for reducing Hell's overpopulation, the daughter of Lucifer opens a rehabilitation hotel that offers a group of misfit demons a chance at redemption.
Plot: demon, hell, afterlife, punishment, heaven and hell, violence, follow your dream, direction and purpose, lucifer, dreams, redemption, hotel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.4
 7K
Dororo (2019)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A samurai lord has bartered away his newborn son's organs to forty-eight demons in exchange for dominance on the battlefield. Yet, the abandoned infant survives thanks to a medicine man who equips him with primitive prosthetics—lethal ones ...
Style: exciting, captivating, disturbing, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: samurai, demon, supernatural, violence, curse, ronin, friendship, adventure, danger, losing-it hero, uncover truth, swordsman ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Hell Girl (2005)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
TV show
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: justice, supernatural, danger, vengeance, teenage boy, torment, grudge, heaven and hell, murder, fear, good versus evil, anguish ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Devil May Cry (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: The adventures of the demon hunter Dante who himself is half demon and half human.
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, atmospheric, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: legends and myths, demon, supernatural, good versus evil, heroic mission, adventure, rivalry, haunted by the past, deadly, escapades, danger, imaginary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Irregular at Magic High School (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school life, supernatural ability, teenage life, social relations, supernatural, youth, family relations, siblings relations, imaginary, romance, wizards and magicians, magic ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.6
 2K
Beelzebub (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Ishiyama High is a school populated entirely by delinquents, where nonstop violence and lawlessness are the norm. However, there is one universally acknowledged rule—don't cross first year student Tatsumi Oga, Ishiyama's most vicious ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, offbeat, psychotronic
Plot: demon, danger, supernatural, youth, master and servant, fight, nanny, school, imaginary, parenting, rivalry, vengeance ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Deadman Wonderland (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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: rough, serious, twists and turns, tense, exciting ...
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Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Soul Eater (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Set at the "Death Weapon Meister Academy", the series revolves around three teams, each consisting of a weapon meister and weapon that can transform into a humanoid. Trying to make the latter a "death scythe" and thus fit for use ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, intense, stylized
Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Shirou Emiya finds himself an unwilling participant in a deadly competition where seven Mages summon heroic spirits as servants to duel each other to the death. They compete for the chance to make a wish from the Holy Grail, which has the power to ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, suspense, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: holy grail, contests and competitions, mortal combat, young heroes, rivalry, ambition, magic, wizards and magicians, imaginary, danger, supernatural, escapades ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 2K
XXXHOLiC (2005)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Kimihiro Watanuki, a high-schooler, is troubled by monsters and spirits who are magically attracted to him. However, nobody else can see them but him. One day, Watanuki stumbles into a shop that grants wishes, and encounters Yuko Ichihara, a ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, suspenseful, semi serious, scary ...
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Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Fate/stay night (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Shirou Emiya lost his parents in a fire when he was young and was later adopted by the sorcerer Kiritsugu Emiya. Shirou is drawn into the Holy Grail War summons a female "Servant" known as Saber to protect him and obtain the Holy Grail.
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, healing power, wizards and magicians, supernatural, adventure, danger, imaginary, romance, escapades, rivalry, youth, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: "Rimuru Tempest" is the new name of a slime in a fantasy world taken by a former 37-year-old human Satou Mikami after he is killed by a passing robber. Broken free from ordinary, stale past life, his fresh adventure in a fantasy world as a ...
Style: captivating, exciting, tense, sincere, humorous
Plot: adventure, friendship, parallel world, reincarnation, danger, death, fantasy world, heroes, dragon, murder, demon, escapades ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 4K
D.Gray-man (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Allen Walker, a young Exorcist with a cursed eye that can see the suffering of the Akumas created by The Millenium Earl, travels to England to the Headquarters of the exorcists, the Black Order, where his Master, General Cross Marian, has sent him ...
Style: exciting, emotional, suspense, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: supernatural, supernatural ability, adventure, curses spells and rituals, good versus evil, escapades, imaginary, chosen one, save the day, young heroes, demon, friendship ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.8
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Berserk (2016)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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, rough, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: supernatural, murder, death, sword, violence, demon, danger, blood, military, deadly, anger, hate ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%