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Gurren Lagann the Movie: The Lights in the Sky Are Stars (2009)
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Gurren Lagann the Movie: The Lights in the Sky Are Stars (2009)
Original name: 劇場版 天元突破グレンラガン 螺巌篇
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Seven years after the defeat of the spiral king, Simon and the Dai-Gurren brigade must set out to the vastness of space to defeat a new threat and save the universe.
Style: mecha, serious, captivating, ecchi, suspenseful
Plot: life is a bitch, good versus evil, survival, adventure, heroes, tough guy, battles, underground, killer robot, female warrior, hopes, resistance, danger, bravery, society, heroic mission, machismo, isolation, escapades, future dystopia, fate of humanity

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, exciting and mecha films with plots about heroes, danger, escapades, rivalry, adventure, battles and heroic mission mostly in Animation, Sci-Fi and Action genres. Some movies like Gurren Lagann the Movie: The Lights in the Sky Are Stars: Gurren Lagann (2007), Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative (2018), Mobile Suit Gundam F91 (1991), Ark (2005), Mobile Suit Gundam Seed (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Gurren Lagann The Movie: Childhood's End (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Simon and Kamina live in an underground city monitored by the village chief. When Simon stumbles upon an artifact and beastmen invade from the surface, Simon and Kamina rebel against them.
Style: exciting, semi serious, captivating, mecha
Plot: rebellion, adventure, save the world, uncover truth, future dystopia, danger, rebelliousness, leadership, heroes, defiant, escapades, hopes ...
Time: future
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Gurren Lagann (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: In the distant future, people build their homes and raise domestic animals in subterranean caverns. As a result, they live in fear of the occasional earthquake and cave-in, and have been for hundreds of years. Jeeha is one such village. One day, a ...
Style: exciting, mecha, serious, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, battles, adventure, heroes, beast, danger, heroic mission, battle zone, future dystopia, survival, isolation, fate of humanity ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: U.C. 0097, one year after the opening of "Laplace's Box". Despite the revelation of the Universal Century Charter that acknowledges the existence and rights of Newtypes, the framework of the world has not been greatly altered. The ...
Style: mecha, suspenseful, serious, stylized
Plot: friendship, rivalry, good versus evil, escapades, space travel, adventure, danger, hopes, moral ambiguity, kindness, society, battles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Mobile Suit Gundam F91 (1991)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: U.C. 0123. After a generation of peace, the Earth Federation has begun to build new space colonies to house humanity's growing population. But a new force, the aristocratic Crossbone Vanguard, plans to seize the colonies of the newly ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, stylized, serious, futuristic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: battles, outer space, androids and robots, evil alien, space and aliens, imaginary, future dystopia, chaos and mayhem, superhero, survival, chaos, adventure ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam A New Translation I: Heir to the Stars (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Universal Century 0087. The Titans, a bellicose faction among the Earth Federation Forces, grows powerful and tyrannical, even using poison gas to suppress a civil unrest. Dissident soldiers from the same military stand against them, forming a ...
Style: rough, futuristic, suspenseful, exciting, mecha ...
Audience: teens
Plot: battles, heroic mission, rivalry, adventure, heroes, good versus evil, chaos, battle zone, uninhibited rivalry, escapades, danger, space and aliens ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam A New Translation III: Love is the Pulse of the Stars (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Universal Century 0087, Char Aznable has now become the leader of the AEUG. Scirocco, the man from Jupiter, schemes to seize control of the Titans. Haman, the Axis leader, is attempting to restore the Zabi family. Through politics and strategy, ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: battles, adventure, heroes, heroic mission, good versus evil, uninhibited rivalry, danger, escapades, political unrest, rivalry, space wars, androids and robots ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance (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, post apocalypse, apocalypse, giant, good versus evil, imaginary, danger, man versus machine, escapades, evil alien, adventure, heroes ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Ark (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, South Korea
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The population of the planet Alcyone is split in two; the cultures of the Ceveans and the Storrions are locked in eternal war, destroying their home. Led by their priestess Amiel, the Ceveans constructed the Ark in an attempt to flee their world, ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, exciting, futuristic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, heroic mission, good versus evil, adventure, danger, escapades, destiny, a.i., man versus machine, rivalry, save the world, society ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Mobile Suit Gundam Seed (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Mobile Suit Gundam SEED is an anime series developed by Sunrise and directed by Mitsuo Fukuda. As with other series from the Gundam franchise, Gundam SEED takes place in a parallel timeline, in this case the Cosmic Era, the first to do so. In this ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, stylized, fable
Plot: tragic hero, redemption, space wars, heroic mission, good versus evil, save the world, adventure, master villain, heroes, danger, escapades, battles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Venus Wars (1989)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The new frontier of Venus has degenerated into a dystopia ravaged by the civil war between Ishtar and Aphrodia. Bubbly reporter Susan Sommers arrives in the capitol of Aphrodia just before it's captured by Ishtar. She falls in with a bunch of ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, suspenseful, serious, adaptation directed by original author
Audience: boys' night
Plot: reporter, invasion, heroes, space and aliens, androids and robots, rivalry, save the world, escapades, imaginary, a.i., politics, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Mobile Suit Gundam I (1981)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 137 min.
Story: In the year Universal Century 0079, humans have colonized the area of space lying in between the Earth and the moon. However the ambitious Zabi family, rulers of the Duchy of Zeon (the grouping of colonies furthest from the earth) has sparked a war.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space wars, androids and robots, escapades, imaginary, space station, chaos, righting the wronged, battles, heroic mission, future dystopia, space travel, survival ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: While fighting an intense inter-galactic war, a mecha pilot is accidentally warped into a space-time neither he nor his computer recognize. After waking up from a long-time hibernation, he finds himself trapped on a planet, with human residents ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, captivating, serious, mecha
Plot: outer space, hopes, everyday life, life is a bitch, fantasy world, romance, alternate reality, warrior, love and romance, survival, tough guy, adventure ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Mass Effect: Paragon Lost (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan, Canada, South Korea
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An untold chapter in the Mass Effect saga, following the early career of Alliance Marine, James Vega, as he leads a squad of elite special forces into battle against a mysterious alien threat known as The Collectors. Stationed at a colony in a ...
Style: exciting, serious, futuristic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space wars, battles, good versus evil, alien, space opera, military, heroic mission, rivalry, heroes, danger, leadership, tough heroes ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: The Last Blitz of Zeon (1992)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: U.C. 0083 - Three years after the end of the catastrophic One Year War, peace on Earth and the colonies is shattered by the presence of the Delaz Fleet, a rogue Zeon military group loyal to the ideals of the late dictator Gihren Zabi. Delaz ...
Style: serious, futuristic, exciting, stylized, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: chess, battle zone, outer space, escapades, space station, chaos, military, rivalry, androids and robots, battles, adventure, spacecraft ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Gravion (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: The year is now 2041 AD. A new enemy called Zeravire suddenly appears in the solar system, destroying all military installations it comes across. However, a wealthy man named Klein Sandman is already aware of this planned invasion and had been ...
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, suspenseful, mecha
Audience: teens
Plot: battle zone, alien encounter, killer robot, adventure, save the world, life is a bitch, danger, young heroes, heroic mission, man versus machine, hopes, battles ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone (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: androids and robots, space travel, chaos, angel, battles, pilot, save the world, adventure, supernatural, future dystopia, danger, heroes ...
Time: near future
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Mobile Suit Gundam II: Soldiers of Sorrow (1981)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 139 min.
Story: After managing to survive attacks by Zeon's Char Aznable and Garma Zabi, the crew of Federation warship White Base and its mobile suits must battle Zeon forces through Asia, Europe, and the Atlantic Ocean if they are to reach Earth ...
Style: futuristic, bleak, stylized, exciting, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: spacecraft, outer space, space wars, rivalry, space and aliens, heroes, imaginary, adventure, escapades, danger, evil alien, battles ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Fafner in the Azure: Dead Aggressor - Heaven and Earth (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The year is 2148. Two years have passed since the world was defended from the mysterious Festum, leaving the world in peace. Soushi promised Kazuki that he would one day return to Tatsumiya Island but instead he still keeps himself hidden, living ...
Style: suspense, captivating, suspenseful, light, mecha
Plot: ecological disaster, save the world, heroic mission, master villain, danger, technology gone awry, romancing partners, adventure, heroes, chaos, rivalry, future dystopia ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Trinity Blood (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Many centuries ago, man's Armageddon gave birth to the vampires' wrath. As man and immortal clash, a reality-shattering threat looms. Hope resides solely in a new breed of hunter operating under the Vatican's authority. The true ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, serious, suspense, seinen
Plot: vampire, supernatural, adventure, good versus evil, heroes, apocalypse, heroic mission, rivalry, battles, allies, future dystopia, survival ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team - Miller's Report (1998)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 51 min.
Story: In a future war, a young battle robot pilot suspected of being a spy must face court martial. Meanwhile, the home village of a friend of his is threatened by enemy forces.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, futuristic, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: false accusation, androids and robots, adventure, future dystopia, village, survival, battles, heroes, special agents, army investigation, space and aliens, soldier ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Xenosaga: The Animation (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: 4000 years have passed since humanity abandoned Earth. Forced to fight an alien form of life, Gnosis, mankind developed KOS-MOS - a battle android with amazing capabilities. When a ship carrying android is being attacked, KOS-MOS gets activated and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, mecha, bleak
Plot: adventure, heroic mission, space travel, heroes, rivalry, save the world, spacecraft, chaos, battles, unstoppable, uncontrollable, future dystopia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Fafner in the Azure: Dead Aggressor (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Tatsumiyajima is the central island in the middle of a small cluster of islands, in a sleepy backwater of the Japanese isles. Not much happens there, and the island's young people go to school knowing that their lives are likely to remain ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, mecha
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, anti heroes, heroic mission, adventure, androids and robots, rivalry, a.i., apocalypse, imaginary, technology gone awry, future dystopia, escapades ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack (1988)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In UC 0093 the Federation has recovered from its defeat and has created a new anti-colonial special forces unit to deal with rebel forces: Londo Bell. Elsewhere in space Char Aznable re-appears out of self imposed hiding with a declaration that he ...
Style: futuristic, epic, stylized, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: androids and robots, space wars, fighting crime, escapades, superhero, space and aliens, a.i., danger, man versus machine, master villain, race against time, adventure ...
Time: future
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Gundam 0080: A War in the Pocket (1989)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: In the final days of the One Year War, a Zeon special forces group infiltrates a colony to gather information on a new Gundam unit. Alfred Izuruha, a 10-year-old student, befriends Zeon rookie pilot Bernie Wiseman during a brief mobile suit combat. ...
Style: mecha, futuristic, stylized, suspenseful, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: outer space, terrorism, battles, child, chaos, space station, swat team, space and aliens, young heroes, adventure, imaginary, superhero ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo (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, atmospheric, bleak, surreal, futuristic ...
Plot: androids and robots, space travel, imaginary, save the world, future dystopia, escapades, danger, life is a bitch, young heroes, society, worldwide chaos, apocalypse ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Macross Zero  (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Taking place one year before the events of the original Macross series, Macross Zero chronicles the final days of the war between the U.N. Spacy and anti-U.N. factions. After being shot down by the anti-U.N.'s newest fighter plane, ace pilot ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, suspenseful, bleak, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space wars, military, airplane, alien technology, island, spacecraft, war, danger, escapades, a.i., battles, heroes ...
Time: year 2008
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In the year 2044 AD, the human race has amped-up its space exploration and reached out to the stars through the miracle of ROBOTECHNOLOGY, but not without bringing intergalactic war upon the Earth itself. Heroes will die and allegiances will shift. ...
Style: semi serious, suspense, exciting, captivating, mecha
Plot: androids and robots, a.i., rivalry, adventure, battles, chaos, future dystopia, survival, society, danger, escapades, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. 2nd GIG – Individual Eleven (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 162 min.
Story: The year is 2030. Six months passed since the Laughing Man Incident was solved. About 3 million refugees are living in Japan, invited to fill the labor shortage. However, the emergent presence of the invited-refugees intensified their confrontation ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: androids and robots, computer, terrorism, chaos, danger, a.i., battles, hacking, rivalry, heroes, escapades, imaginary ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Vexille (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: 2067: Isolation: Japan seals herself off from the eyes of the world in the face of unilateral international policy setting strict limits on the use of robotic technology. The island nation exists only behind a veil of seclusion. No soul shall ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, artificial intelligence, cyberpunk, terrorism, man versus machine, future dystopia, danger, a.i., chaos, research, isolation, heroic mission ...
Time: future, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Appleseed Alpha (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Based on the comic book by the creator of Ghost in the Shell, a young female soldier Deunan and her cyborg partner Briareos survive through the post World War 3 apocalyptic New York in search of human's future hope, the legendary city of ...
Style: mecha, exciting, serious, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: androids and robots, cyborgs, danger, post apocalypse, cyberpunk, save the world, heroic mission, female warrior, good versus evil, post apocalyptic, graphic violence, heroes ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: new york, japan, tokyo
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31%