Movies and TV shows like Black Butler

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Black Butler (2008)
 7.8
 6K
Black Butler (2008)
Original name: 黒執事
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 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, investigation, supernatural ability, demon, deal with the devil, aristocracy, murder, society, young heroes, queen, crimes, crime, rich and poor, evil force, chess, power relations, british, estate, loyalty, dark fantasy, mystery, disguise, martial arts ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, victorian england
Place: england, london, europe

Most similar movies to Black Butler

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, stylized, serious and suspenseful films and TV series with plots about supernatural, rivalry, danger, demon, supernatural ability, escapades and imaginary mostly in Animation, Fantasy and Action genres. Some movies like Black Butler: Hellsing (2001), Inu x Boku Secret Service (2012), Blue Exorcist (2011), Hellsing Ultimate (2006), Death Note (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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
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88%
Inu x Boku Secret Service (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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, humorous, semi serious, suspenseful
Plot: supernatural, supernatural ability, demon, social awkwardness, master and servant, social misfits, estate, danger, romance, curses spells and rituals, school life, bodyguard ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.5
 10K
Blue Exorcist (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
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: suspenseful, tense, exciting, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: demon, supernatural, danger, curses spells and rituals, rivalry, exorcist, imaginary, exorcism, heroes, anger, friendship, ghost ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Hellsing Ultimate (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 50 min.
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, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vampire, supernatural, danger, monster, gunfight, immortality, imaginary, anti heroes, vampire hunter, superhuman powers, good versus evil, massacre ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Movie in collections
 9.0
 210K
Death Note (2006)
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 ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, disturbing, bleak ...
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 ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Kamisama Kiss (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
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: romantic, captivating, exciting, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: love and romance, master and servant, supernatural, life turned upside down, supernatural romance, school, youth, romance, imaginary, spirit, friendship, demon ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Seven Deadly Sins (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: The “Seven Deadly Sins”—a group of evil knights who conspired to overthrow the kingdom of Britannia—were said to have been eradicated by the Holy Knights, although some claim that they still live. Ten years later, the Holy Knights have ...
Style: exciting, entertaining, touching, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: giant, demon, supernatural ability, kingdom, sin, battles, fantasy world, magic, group of friends, love and romance, talking animals, immortality ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Irregular at Magic High School (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 22 min.
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: serious, stylized, suspenseful, exciting, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, social relations, high school life, teenage life, family relations, youth, siblings relations, imaginary, romance, supernatural, wizards and magicians, leader ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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 7.9
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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 ⇓
32%
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 ⇓
63%
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 ⇓
63%
 6.2
 2K
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, uncover truth, investigation, power relations, one man army, vengeance, crimes, mystery, love interest, crime boss ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Ancient Magus' Bride (2017)
Genre: Animation, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
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, exciting, enigmatic, captivating, stylized
Plot: supernatural, life is a bitch, demon, changing lives, magic, mysterious stranger, fairy, young girl, hardship, slice of life, mythology, curse ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 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%
Danganronpa: The Animation (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
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: humorous, semi serious, tense, exciting, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: life turned upside down, rivalry, high school, uncover truth, murder, confined, mystery, who done it, intrigue, mysterious character, captivity, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.1
 1K
Blood Lad (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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: exciting, humorous, stylized, entertaining, satirical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, supernatural, ghost, imaginary, curses spells and rituals, danger, demon, battles, friendship, love and romance, king, magic ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.1
 7K
Spawn (1997)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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: deal with the devil, superhero, heaven and hell, supernatural, hell, danger, demon, god or devil, escapades, merciless, rivalry, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ 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 ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 1K
Blood-C (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Story: Blood-C focuses on Saya Kisaragi, an outwardly normal girl who serves as the shrine maiden to a country town; in reality, she is a skilled swordswoman charged by her father to defeat Elder Bairns, monsters who feed on human blood. As her battles ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, tense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, violence, good versus evil, imaginary, village, deadly creature, parents and children, family relations, deadly, rivalry, sword, blood ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Blast of Tempest (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: The Kusaribe family is a family of sorcerers under the protection of the ‘Tree of Origins.’ Their princess, Hakaze Kusaribe, was the greatest sorceress of their family. But Samon Kusaribe, a member of their family seeking to resurrect the ...
Style: captivating, exciting, atmospheric, semi serious, stylized
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, time travel, time paradox, apocalypse, love and romance, unlikely friendships, brother sister relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, clan, standoff, warrior, murder
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Devil May Cry (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Story: The adventures of the demon hunter Dante who himself is half demon and half human.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, exciting, suspenseful, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: legends and myths, demon, supernatural, good versus evil, rivalry, adventure, heroic mission, haunted by the past, escapades, imaginary, danger, deadly ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
100%
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
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, danger, reincarnation, fantasy world, violence, murder, heroes, death, escapades, adaptation, dragon ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
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%
 7.8
 11K
Soul Eater (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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, intense, semi serious, humorous, stylized
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, school, partners, supernatural, good versus evil, transformation, master warrior, save the world, witch, demon, friendship, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.7
 4K
D.Gray-man (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
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, semi serious, emotional, suspense, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: supernatural, supernatural ability, good versus evil, adventure, imaginary, curses spells and rituals, escapades, master warrior, chosen one, young heroes, save the day, demon ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Fate/stay night (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
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: serious, exciting, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, healing power, wizards and magicians, adventure, supernatural, youth, back from the dead, imaginary, escapades, romance, self discovery, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works (2010)
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, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: holy grail, contests and competitions, rivalry, mortal combat, ambition, young heroes, magic, danger, wizards and magicians, escapades, imaginary, supernatural ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 2K
Beelzebub (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
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, psychotronic, offbeat
Plot: supernatural, demon, rivalry, youth, danger, vengeance, master and servant, parenting, high school, delinquent, criminal, supernatural power ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.9
 4K
Berserk (2016)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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: exciting, suspenseful, rough, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: supernatural, murder, violence, death, demon, danger, blood, sword, military, deadly, hate, anger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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