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Knights of Sidonia (2014)
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Knights of Sidonia (2014)
Original name: シドニアの騎士
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: An alien race called Gauna has destroyed Earth. leaving humanity struggling to survive aboard the spaceship Sidonia. Even though it’s been a century since the last encounter with the Gauna, military service is mandatory. For Nagate Tanikaze, whose grandfather secretly hid him in the forgotten bowels of Sidonia, it’s a strange new world as he’s forced to come to the surface. Yet his recruitment comes just in time, for the Gauna have suddenly reappeared.
Style: mecha, exciting, serious, tense, captivating, futuristic, psychological, suspense
Audience: teens
Plot: space battle, androids and robots, spacecraft, space and aliens, space travel, heroes, escapades, outer space, rivalry, military, evil alien, space wars, friendship, battles, master warrior, post apocalypse, human in outer space, alien, danger, imaginary
Time: future

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, serious, futuristic and stylized films and TV series with plots about escapades, space and aliens, heroes, rivalry, danger, imaginary and outer space mostly in Animation, Sci-Fi and Action genres. Some movies like Knights of Sidonia: Harlock: Space Pirate (2013), Exosquad (1993), Heroic Age (2007), Space Cruiser Yamato 2 (1978), Mobile Suit Gundam (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Harlock: Space Pirate (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Space Pirate Captain Harlock and his fearless crew face off against the space invaders who seek to conquer the planet Earth.
Style: futuristic, epic, exciting, tense, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
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Time: future
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Exosquad (1993)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi, Adventure
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Exosquad is an American animated television series created by Universal Cartoon Studios as a response to Japanese anime. The show is set in the beginning of the 22nd century and covers the interplanetary war between humanity and Neosapiens, a ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious
Plot: genetic engineering, outer space, space wars, military, escapades, rebellion, rivalry, heroes, chaos, slavery, genetically altered, resistance ...
Time: future
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Heroic Age (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
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Story: When the Golden Race invited other races to join them in the stars, three sentient races answered their call. The Goldens called them the Bronze, Silver and Heroic Tribes. Just before the Gold Tribe left to travel to another Universe, a fourth race ...
Style: futuristic, captivating, tense, mecha, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: outer space, save the world, space travel, heroic mission, heroes, rivalry, space wars, obsessive quest, redemption, escapades, legends and myths, space and aliens ...
Time: future
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Space Cruiser Yamato 2 (1978)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A mysterious comet traveling to Earth's solar system is not what it seems. Without Captain Avatar, Derek Wildstar leads the Argo (Yamato) against a new enemy.
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Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: against the rules, space and aliens, save the world, escapades, heroes, evil alien, spacecraft, battles, evil empire, outer space, space travel, heroic mission ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Mobile Suit Gundam is a televised anime series, produced by Sunrise. Created and directed by Yoshiyuki Tomino, it premiered in Japan on Nagoya Broadcasting Network on April 7, 1979, and lasted until January 26, 1980, spanning 43 episodes. It was the ...
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Audience: teens
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Time: future
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Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: When vile aliens known as the Gamilons wreak nuclear havoc on Earth, a group of survivors refit the Japanese battleship Yamato for intergalactic travel and set off on a mission to retrieve a neutralizer that will eradicate the radiation from ...
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Audience: boys' night
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Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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Style: serious, captivating, exciting, stylized, saga
Audience: teens, boys' night
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Time: future
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Genre: Action, Animation, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
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Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Time: future
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TV show
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