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20th Century Boys 2: The Last Hope (2009)
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20th Century Boys 2: The Last Hope (2009)
Original name: 20世紀少年 -第2章- 最後の希望
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Set 15 years after "Twentieth Century Boys," Kanna (Airi Taira) reunites with several main characters from the first film in an attempt to stop Friend's increasing influence over the world and continued plans to eliminate humanity, as detailed in the New Book of Prophecy.
Style: serious, suspenseful, stylized, exciting, offbeat
Plot: teenage life, adventure, friendship, rivalry, heroes, battles, terrorism, good versus evil, danger, haunted by the past, escapades, apocalypse, worldwide chaos, save the world, gangsters, imaginary, catastrophe, cult
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, exciting, suspenseful and stylized films with plots about escapades, danger, heroes, rivalry, adventure, imaginary and good versus evil mostly in Fantasy, Action and Adventure genres. Some movies like 20th Century Boys 2: The Last Hope: Gatchaman (2013), SAGA: Curse of the Shadow (2013), Grendel (2007), Kingdom of Gladiators (2011), The Great Yokai War (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
20th Century Boys 1: Beginning of the End (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 142 min.
Story: In 1969, Kenji, an elementary school kid and his friends built a secret base during their summer holidays. They fantasized that they had to fight villains who were out to conquer the world and wrote them in the Book of Prophecies. Years later in ...
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Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, 70s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s ...
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20th Century Boys 3: Redemption (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 156 min.
Story: The final showdown, and the final reveal: who is Friend? How can he be stopped?
Style: exciting, futuristic, stylized, suspenseful, offbeat ...
Plot: heroes, adventure, rebellion, rebelliousness, future dystopia, escapades, danger, life is a bitch, imaginary, save the world, false identity, impostor ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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Gatchaman (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: By the year 2050 AD, a mysterious organization called Galactor has occupied half of the Earth and threatens to exterminate the human race. Around the same time, the International Science Organization had uncovered mysterious stones that bear unusual ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, captivating, intense, heroic ...
Plot: superhero, good versus evil, superhero team, danger, rivalry, destiny, alien invasion, evil alien, save the world, superhuman powers, transformation, adventure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo
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SAGA: Curse of the Shadow (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A secret cabal, The Shadow, works to bring about the return of Goth Azul - the Undead God - in the rich world of SAGA, populated by elves, orcs, dwarves and dragons. A ruthless elven bounty huntress (Nemyt) shoots down the dragon ridden by the ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, stylized
Audience: teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, adventure, good versus evil, elf, imaginary, escapades, danger, rivalry, heroes, battles, curses spells and rituals, magic ...
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Grendel (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: King Higlack of the Gauths entrusts prince Finn and a fire ball weapon to his champion, slayer Beowulf. They lead twelve men on a mission to help king Hrothgar of the Danes, whose once glorious realm is terrorized by the undefeated monster Grendel. ...
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Time: middle ages
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Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Romania
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Princess Luisa and knight Gabriel must face a dragon to save their kingdom.
Style: atmospheric, exciting, stylized, semi serious, slasher
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A king makes a pact with an ancient demon and after years of ruling his kingdom in peace, the demon has come to collect. Now a group of rival gladiators must fight for the survival of the kingdom.
Style: serious, suspenseful, stylized, exciting
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Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A young boy with a troubled home life becomes "chosen," and he stumbles into the middle of a great spirit war, where he meets a group of friendly spirits who become his companions through his journey. Now he must fight to protect his ...
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Duration: 129 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, usa, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Under the Mountain (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 90 min.
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Story: The TV series and the film were loosely based on Andrzej Sapkowski's book series The Witcher (Wiedźmin).
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Duration: 92 min.
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