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Future War 1986 (1982)
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Future War 1986 (1982)
Original name: FUTURE WAR 198X年
Genre: Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An American scientist constructs a laser satellite with hopes of preventing any nuclear conflicts from occurring. However, after a fatal error from both the US and the USSR governments, war breaks out and humanity faces a new bloodshed.
Plot: nuclear war, cold war, world war three, world, space shuttle
Time: 80s
Place: soviet union, japan, germany, moscow russia, middle east, usa, washington d.c. ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, stylized, visually appealing and futuristic films with plots about heroes, danger, catastrophe, brutality, escapades, giant robots and storytelling mostly in Animation, Drama and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Future War 1986: Grave of the Fireflies (1988), Oldman Z (1991), Wings of Honneamise (1987), Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (2009), Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
Genre: Animation, Drama, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In the final months of World War II, 14-year-old Seita and his sister Setsuko are orphaned when their mother is killed during an air raid in Kobe, Japan. After a falling out with their aunt, they move into an abandoned bomb shelter. With no ...
Style: heartbreaking, touching, stylized, harsh, depressing ...
Plot: orphan, survival, siblings relations, world war two, hunger, hiding place, loss of parent, death of parent, bomb, theft, war, homelessness ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.9
 2K
Oldman Z (1991)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 80 min.
Story: An old man is being treated specially by the Department of Health under the so-called Project Z, a special nursing bed with a 6th generation computer on board. When the pain and loneliness of the old man reaches his ex-private nurse, she decides to ...
Style: stylized, rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: satire, rivalry, escapades, imaginary, space wars, apocalypse, future dystopia, alien encounter, danger, mad scientist, man versus machine, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Wings of Honneamise (1987)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: On a future Earth, war between the Kingdom of Honneamise and its rival, The Republic, is inevitable. As evolving technology creates new ways to wage war, a small group seeks to propel mankind into space in their world’s first spaceflight program. ...
Style: stylized, serious, exciting, visually appealing, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, outer space, astronaut, conspiracy, assassination, fighting the system, rivalry, underdog, space and aliens, heroes, society, adventure ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Under constant attack by monstrous creatures called Angels that seek to eradicate humankind, U.N. Special Agency NERV introduces two new EVA pilots to help defend the city of Tokyo-3: the mysterious Makinami Mari Illustrous and the intense Asuka ...
Style: mecha, atmospheric, exciting, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: giant robots, giant, post apocalypse, apocalypse, imaginary, danger, escapades, good versus evil, man versus machine, heroic mission, future dystopia, technology gone awry ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After the Second Impact, Tokyo-3 is being attacked by giant creatures called Angels that seek to eradicate humankind. The child Shinji's objective is to fight the Angels by piloting one of the mysterious Evangelion mecha units. A remake of the ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, exciting, serious, saga ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, chaos, angel, pilot, battles, androids and robots, supernatural, save the world, adventure, future dystopia, danger, heroes ...
Time: near future
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
When the Wind Blows (1986)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: With the help of government-issued pamphlets, an elderly British couple build a shelter and prepare for an impending nuclear attack, unaware that times and the nature of war have changed from their romantic memories of World War II
Style: touching, realistic, serious, bleak, adult animation ...
Plot: cold war, nuclear threat, countryside, war, nuclear holocaust, chaos, bomb shelter, english countryside, 2d animation, nuclear war, insurance, radiation sickness ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.6
 26K
Only Yesterday (1991)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: It’s 1982, and Taeko is 27 years old, unmarried, and has lived her whole life in Tokyo. She decides to visit her family in the countryside, and as the train travels through the night, memories flood back of her younger years: the first immature ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, atmospheric, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: countryside, childhood, twentysomething life, introspection, friendship, village life, folk music, deadend life, adolescence, childhood memory, self discovery, marriage ...
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.3
 981
Barefoot Gen 2 (1986)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Three years after the Hiroshima bombing, a teenager helps a group of orphans to survive and find their new life.
Plot: teenager, death of child, death of mother, grave, street market, children, black market, skeleton, ruins, starvation, radiation sickness, hunger ...
Place: hiroshima japan, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: 14 years after third impact, Ikari Shinji awakens to a world he does not remember. He hasn't aged. Much of Earth is laid in ruins, Nerv has been dismantled, and people who he once protected have turned against him. Befriending the enigmatic ...
Style: psychological, futuristic, atmospheric, bleak, surreal ...
Plot: space travel, androids and robots, apocalypse, save the world, imaginary, future dystopia, danger, life is a bitch, young heroes, society, worldwide chaos, father son relationship ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Attack of the Super Monsters (1982)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In the near future it's discovered that the dinosaurs did not die off, but instead live on near the center of the Earth. The evil lord Tyrannus uses the mutated dinosaurs descendents to attack Earth in his effort to rule the world. Can Gemini ...
Plot: dinosaur, distant future, triceratops, world domination, monster, part animation
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt: Bandit Flower (2017)
Genre: Animation, Sci-Fi, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Compilation film for Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt 2nd Season.
Style: mecha, psychotronic
Plot: compilation, military, beach, alcohol, tattoo, ocean, jazz music, chanting, snow, pilot, flower, rebel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.5
 241
The Cockpit (1993)
Genre: Animation, Drama, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 72 min.
Story: A World War II anthology film based on Leiji Matsumoto's Battlefield manga. Kawajiri's Slipstream follows a Luftwaffe pilot on his mission to protect Germany's trump card: the world's first atomic bomb. Imanishi's Sonic Boom ...
Style: anthology
Plot: world war two, fighter pilot, kamikaze, cabin
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt: December Sky (2016)
Genre: Animation, Sci-Fi, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 70 min.
Story: During the One Year War of U.C. 0079, the Earth Federation and Principality of Zeon engage in a fierce battle at the "Thunderbolt Sector", a shoal zone in the former Colony Side 4 "Moore". After successfully infiltrating ...
Style: mecha
Plot: outer space, pilot, jazz, amputation, military
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Garden of Words (2013)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Takao, who is training to become a shoemaker, skipped school and is sketching shoes in a Japanese-style garden. He meets a mysterious woman, Yukino, who is older than him. Then, without arranging the times, the two start to see each other again and ...
Style: touching, romantic, colourful, atmospheric, sweet ...
Plot: rain, older woman younger man relationship, chance meeting, unlikely couple, love and romance, teen romance, grownups, shyness, age difference, coming of age, chocolate, teen angst ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Patlabor 2: The Movie (1993)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A Japanese police unit who use giant anthropomorphic robots (called Labors) is caught up in a political struggle between the civilian authorities and the military when a terrorist act is blamed on an Air Force jet. With the aid of a government ...
Style: stylized, bleak, futuristic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, heroic mission, political intrigue, rebelliousness, political unrest, chaos and mayhem, urban, chaos, take over, partners, law enforcement, state affairs ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Giovanni's Island (2014)
Genre: Animation, Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In the aftermath of the most devastating conflict mankind had ever experienced, the tiny island of Shikotan became part of the Sakhalin Oblast... and on the unhealed border in this remote corner of the world, friendship among children from two ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, island, young heroes, forceful separation, life turned upside down, social differences, village, society, deportation, communication problem, post world war two, dancing ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1946, year 1947 ...
Place: asia, soviet union, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Place Promised in Our Early Days (2004)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story takes place in a alternate postwar period, in 1996, where Japan is divided. Hokkaido is ruled by the "Union" while Honshu and other southern islands are under US authority. A tall tower was built on Hokkaido, which could even be ...
Style: futuristic, serious, suspense, captivating, adult animation
Plot: friendship, coma, teenage life, youth, alternate timeline, danger, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, future dystopia, apocalypse, airplane, young love ...
Time: future, 1990s, 90s, year 1999, year 1996
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Robot Carnival (1987)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An anthology of various tales told in various styles with robots being the one common element among them.
Style: anthology, stylized, exciting, futuristic, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: androids and robots, androids, escapades, man versus machine, a.i., imaginary, killer robot, giant robot, robot as menace, piloted giant robot, giant robots, character study ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 6.7
 13K
Ocean Waves (1993)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 72 min.
Story: At Kichijōji Station, Tokyo, Taku Morisaki glimpses a familiar woman on the platform opposite boarding a train. Later, her photo falls from a shelf as he exits his apartment before flying to Kōchi Prefecture. Picking it up, he looks at it briefly ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: friendship, fall in love, unspoken love, surrealism, high school reunion, falling in love, love, high school, teenage life, teenage love, high school life, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
First Squad: The Moment of Truth (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, History, Sci-Fi, War
Country: Russia, Japan, Canada
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Set during the opening days of World War II on the Eastern Front. Its main cast are a group of Soviet teenagers with extraordinary abilities; the teenagers have been drafted to form a special unit to fight the invading German army. They are opposed ...
Style: stylized, bleak, serious, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, world war two, nazi, danger, supernatural ability, escapades, battles, military, heroes, soldier, zombie, super soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Arcadia of My Youth (1982)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 130 min.
Story: After a drawn-out, viciously-fought war, the earth has been conquered by the alien Illumidus Empire. Harlock, a captain in earth's fleet, crashes his ship to prevent the Illumidus from using it, and flat-out refuses to join them. With the help ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, stylized, futuristic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: world war two, pirate, heroes, spacecraft, space wars, witch, adventure, imaginary, heroic mission, alien encounter, battle zone, rivalry ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth (1997)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Originally a collection of clips from the Neon Genesis Evangelion TV series, Death was created as a precursor to the re-worked ending of the series. Rebirth was intended as that re-worked ending, but after production overruns Rebirth became only the ...
Style: psychological, stylized, serious, futuristic, mecha ...
Audience: teens
Plot: evil alien, androids and robots, giant robots, surrealism, giant robot, catastrophe, apocalypse, bittersweet, worldwide chaos, space and aliens, heroes, coming of age ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Groundbreaking director Mamoru Oshii continues to push the boundaries of art and anime with this universally acclaimed cyber thriller following cyborg detective Batou as he tries to unravel the reasons for a murderous robot revolt in the year 2032. ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, serious, suspenseful, adult animation ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cyborgs, cyberpunk, investigation, androids, androids and robots, crimes, society, imaginary, danger, fighting crime, escapades, undercover ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Murder Case of Hana & Alice (2015)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Prequel to 2004 coming-of-age live-action film Hana & Alice. After her parents separate, 14 year-old Tetsuko (who will soon be nick-named Alice) moves with her mother to a new town in what she calls "The Boonies" and must enroll as a ...
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, touching
Plot: friendship, first love, new student, school, disappearance, teenage girl, classroom, past, following someone, neighbor, mysterious past, amateur detective ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.1
 12K
Gantz:O (2016)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Somewhere in Tokyo, there is a room. In that room is a black sphere. Periodically, people who should otherwise have died are transferred to the room. There, the sphere gives them special suits and weapons, and sends them out on a mission to kill ...
Plot: human versus monster, alien encounter, good versus evil, monster, game, back from the dead, resurrection, giant monster, evil alien, violence, human versus alien, alien attack ...
Place: japan, osaka japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.0
 17K
Appleseed (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In a utopian society created at the end of the third world war, a female warrior who has been plucked from the badlands begins to see cracks in this new facade. And what does this community have planned for the rest of humankind?
Style: mecha, exciting, futuristic, stylized, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cyberpunk, cyborgs, androids and robots, a.i., vestiges of humanity, genetic engineering, apocalypse, imaginary, graphic violence, adventure, danger, post apocalypse ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Space Battleship Yamato - Final Chapter (1983)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 152 min.
Story: The Galman Empire is destroyed but the planet Galmania is not, by a chance collision of galaxies. The Bolar Federation worlds including Planet Bolar are destroyed. The Yamato, back under the command of Captain Okita, encounters the planet Denguil ...
Plot: honor, flood, space opera, water, battleship
Time: 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Dragon Ball Z: Bardock - The Father of Goku (1990)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 48 min.
Story: Bardock, Son Goku's father, is a low-ranking Saiyan soldier who was given the power to see into the future by the last remaining alien on a planet he just destroyed. He witnesses the destruction of his race and must now do his best to stop ...
Style: suspense, brutal, visually appealing, dark, complex ...
Plot: genocide, alien, tragedy, violence, fight, brutality, sexualized violence, death of protagonist, battles, blood, mass murder, flying ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Mardock Scramble: The First Compression (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 69 min.
Story: Rune Ballot is a down-and-out teen prostitute in Mardock City. One day, she's picked up by an ambitious casino manager named Shell who gives her everything she could want. Renewed by a false innocence, a false past, and now the false life Shell ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, futuristic, bleak ...
Plot: prostitute, androids and robots, vengeance, starting over, cyberpunk, crimes, artificial intelligence, rivalry, heroes, woman in danger, deadly, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;Surrection (2019)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The story takes place several years after Lelouch's "Zero Requiem" plan.
Style: captivating, rough, suspenseful, touching
Plot: parallel universe, supernatural power, revenge, unlikely friendships, hate, erotica, warrior
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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