Movies and TV shows like Ace Attorney

If you like "Ace Attorney" you are looking for clever, suspense and suspenseful movies or TV shows about / with lawyer, legal action, justice, danger, judiciary, crimes and investigation themes of Animation, Comedy and Crime genre shot in Japan.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
Ace Attorney (2016)
 6.4
 330
Ace Attorney (2016)
Original name: 逆転裁判~その「真実」, 異議あり!~
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: A rookie lawyer Ryuuichi Naruhodou stands up to save his defendants by proving their innocence from unusual cases! Is the defendant guilty or innocent...? Believing his client's innocence Naruhodou stands in court and battles his rival judges. With the word of "OBJECTION!" and limited evidence, Naruhodou makes a comeback when all odds are against him and seems like there is nothing more he can do. Don't miss out on the comical episodes between him and his mentor Chihiro Ayasato, assistant Mayoi Ayasato, rival prosecutor Reiji Mitsurugi, and numerous unique characters! The anime also depicts the childhood relationship between Naruhodou and his friends. With the skills inherited from his mentor Naruho reveals the truth!
Style: clever, suspense, suspenseful, semi serious, exciting
Plot: lawyer, legal action, justice, danger, judiciary, crimes, investigation, lone hero, courtroom, conspiracy, love and romance, life philosophy, legal, manipulation, court case, society, dishonesty, law enforcement, police investigation, customer, district attorney, dedicated lawyer, court, video game

Movie in categories

Most similar movies to Ace Attorney

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, exciting, captivating and humorous films and TV series with plots about crimes, danger, investigation, murder, conspiracy, society and escapades mostly in Animation, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Ace Attorney: Paranoia Agent (2004), Case File nº221: Kabukicho (2019), Mezzo DSA (2003), Yozakura Quartet (2008), Death Note (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Millionaire Detective: Balance - Unlimited (2020)
Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: The story centers around millionaire Daisuke Kambe, the heir to one of the wealthiest families in Japan, who is assigned as a detective to the Modern Crime Prevention Task Force (aka MCPTF), at the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department. Taking full ...
Style: unusual plot structure, tense, suspense, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: genius, police lieutenant, billionaire, police detective, friendship, partners, who done it, chase, friends, investigation, mystery, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 8.1
 10K
Paranoia Agent (2004)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: The infamous Shounen Bat (Lil' Slugger) is terrorizing the residents of Musashino City. Flying around on his rollerblades and beating people down with a golden baseball bat, the assailant seems impossible to catch—much less understand. His ...
Style: mind bending, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: stalking, investigation, murder, who done it, police investigation, partners against crime, police detective, monster, serial killer, danger, deadly, mind game ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Case File nº221: Kabukicho (2019)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Shinjuku ward east side... The center of the street with most chaos, There's a Kabukicho with full of neon lights. When the light is stronger, the shadow is deeper. The story begins when certain bizarre murder happens one night! Suspense? Or ...
Style: suspenseful, odd, captivating, psychological
Plot: investigation, weirdo, sherlock holmes, mastermind, danger, eccentricity, prodigy, genius, friendship, crimes, talented, mysterious character ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.6
 268
Mezzo DSA (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Mezzo DSA is a 13-episode anime series created by Yasuomi Umetsu and the first not to be licensed by Anime Works, but instead licensed by ADV Films. It is a follow up to the 2001 OVA Mezzo Forte.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: androids and robots, danger, crimes, violence, mission, crime, girls with guns, partner, car, gun, bullet
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Movie in collections
Yozakura Quartet (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Yozakura Quartet is a Japanese manga created by Suzuhito Yasuda that began publishing by Kodansha in 2006, and was then published in the US by Del Rey in 2008. The series was animated in Japan and aired from October 2 to December 18, 2008; it ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, stylized, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: rivalry, friendship, heroes, adventure, good versus evil, young heroes, supernatural ability, escapades, teenage life, superhuman powers, danger, supernatural ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 9.0
 262K
Death Note (2006)
Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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: anti hero, mind game, anti heroes, secret identity, intelligence, vigilante, crimes, law enforcement, supernatural ability, battle of wits, artifact, supernatural ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.8
 7K
Black Butler (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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 ...
Style: exciting, captivating, suspenseful, dark fantasy, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: butler, master and servant, demon, supernatural, investigation, deal with the devil, supernatural ability, young heroes, rich and poor, evil force, society, aristocracy ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian
Place: london, england, europe, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
YU-NO: A Girl Who Chants Love at the Bound of This World (2019)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Arima Takuya is a young student whose father, a historian who has conducted various researches, disappeared recently. During a summer vacation Takuya receives a peculiar package from his missing father, along with a letter containing information ...
Style: surprise ending, thought provoking, philosophical, ambiguous ending, mind bending ...
Plot: romance, future dystopia, inventions and discoveries, parallel world, scientist, danger, family relations, time travel, time paradox, imaginary, harem
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Movie in collections
 8.6
 23K
Monster (2004)
Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, psychological ...
Plot: mastermind, moral dilemma, doctor, murder, hospital, protagonist as suspect, guilt, false accusation, track down, orphanage, police detective, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 1990s, 90s ...
Place: germany, europe, czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Dusk Maiden of Amnesia (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: The story revolves around a first-year high school student, Teiichi Niiya who had just enrolled at Seikyou Private Academy. When he gets lost in one of the school's old building, he meets a girl named Yuuko Kanoe who reveals herself as a ghost ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: ghost, love and romance, school, supernatural, uncover truth, left to die, love triangle, haunted house, buried truth, hidden truth, academy, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
B: The Beginning (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: In a world powered by advanced technology, crime and action unfold in the archipelagic nation of Cremona. Genius investigator Keith Flick rejoins the royal police force just as serial killer "B" emerges. Mysterious youth Koku may be an ...
Style: dark fantasy, suspense, captivating, psychological, exciting ...
Plot: brainwashing, revenge, investigation, massacre, secret organization, police, supernatural, danger, violence, anti hero, anti heroes, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok (2003)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Loki, the Norse god of mischief, has been exiled to the human world for what was apparently was a bad joke. Along with being exiled, he’s forced to take the form of a child. He’s told the only way he can get back to the world of the gods is if ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, stylized
Plot: good versus evil, superhero, mystery, private detective, supernatural, rivalry, obsession, escapades, danger, crimes, superhuman powers, militant ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Welcome to the NHK! (2006)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: N.H.K ni yôkoso! (Welcome to the N.H.K) revolves around the life of Tatsuhiro Satou, a 22 year old hikikomori who hasn't got a job and feels that the world around him is all a "conspiracy" controlled by the "N.H.K". He ...
Style: semi serious, witty, psychological, captivating, offbeat
Plot: conspiracy, social misfits, lifestyle, society, nervous breakdown, nerd, satire, porn, mind game, twentysomething life, slice of life, recluse ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.2
 901
Speed Grapher (2005)
Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Japan, Philippines
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: In the new Tokyo, where every fetish has a face, burned-out war photographer Tatsumi Saiga is slumming in the tabloid wasteland. Sent to dig up dirt on the underground elite, he stumbles upon a depraved ritual below the city—and before the night ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, exciting, suspense
Plot: danger, private detective, supernatural ability, stalking, parent child relationship, imaginary, curses spells and rituals, surrealism, photographer, photograph, mother daughter relationship, promiscuity ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.5
 584
World Trigger (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: A gate to another dimension has burst open, and from it emerge gigantic invincible creatures that threaten all of humanity. Earth's only defense is a mysterious group of warriors who have co-opted the alien technology in order to fight back!
Style: stylized, exciting, rough, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Plot: paranormal phenomena, unlikely friendships, supernatural ability, super strength, danger, chaos and mayhem, investigation, uncover truth, top secret, escapades, fate of humanity, crimes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Danganronpa: The Animation (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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: tense, semi serious, exciting, captivating, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, rivalry, life turned upside down, uncover truth, high school, confined, who done it, intrigue, mysterious character, captivity, danger, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.4
 1K
Gosick (2011)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Gosick is a Japanese light novel series by Kazuki Sakuraba, published by Fujimi Shobo. Set in a fictional European country in 1924, a Japanese exchange student meets a mysterious, brilliant girl who only leaves the library to sleep. Her brother, a ...
Style: gothic, humorous, captivating, sincere, entertaining ...
Plot: friendship, folklore, occult, amateur detective, romance, urban legend, mystery, city life, high school life, school life, investigation, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s, victorian era
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Batman: Black and White (2008)
Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
TV show
Story: This Black and White TV series features Batman and his adventures in Gotham city.
Style: semi serious, exciting, humorous, captivating
Plot: superhero, fighting crime, good versus evil, hidden identity, mystery, escapades, crimes, society, murder, riddles and clues, batman, gotham city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Movie in collections
 7.5
 763
Penguindrum (2011)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: A terminally ill girl named Himari Takakura is miraculously saved from death by a strange spirit who resides in a penguin-shaped hat. However, in exchange for extending her life, the spirit tasks Himari's brothers, Kanba and Shōma, to seek out ...
Style: humorous, surreal, twists and turns, captivating, entertaining ...
Plot: destiny, resurrection, penguins, reincarnation, supernatural, mystery, terminal illness, family relations, lifesaver, riddles and clues, danger, back from the dead ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.4
 1K
Hetalia (2009)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 5 min.
TV show
Story: An anime in which personified countries show history in a humorous fashion.
Style: humorous, not serious, witty, feel good, clever ...
Plot: allies, state affairs, culture clash, society, international relations, political satire, friendship, world war one, loser, politics, nazism, german ...
Time: 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 8.2
 4K
Banana Fish (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Nature made Ash Lynx beautiful; nurture made him a cold ruthless killer. A runaway brought up as the adopted heir and sex toy of "Papa" Dino Golzine, Ash, now at the rebellious age of seventeen, forsakes the kingdom held out by the devil ...
Style: suspense, exciting, bleak, humorous, absurd ...
Plot: weapons, friendship, gang, investigation, self loathing, amateur detective, murder investigation, crimes, murder mystery, gunfight, criminal, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Mafia is rife in America where assassinations are a regular occurrence on the streets. Inferno, a mysterious company, is behind most of these dealings through the use of their near-invincible human weapon, "Phantom." One day, a Japanese ...
Style: serious, exciting, tense, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, crimes, memory loss, danger, teenage life, adventure, escapades, undercover, youth, assassination attempt, attempted murder, group of criminals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, mongolia, america, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.0
 495
07-Ghost (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Set in a gothic fantasy world, this is the story of Teito Klein, an orphaned slave who became the top military academy student. However, an unexpected turn of events left him pursued by the forces of the Barsburg Empire. Now an escaping convict, ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, captivating, suspense, tense ...
Plot: magic, demon, friendship, military, fantasy world, church, adaptation, youth, murder, danger, escapades, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 341
Cop Craft (2019)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: 15 years ago, an unknown hyperspace gate opened over the Pacific. Beyond this gate lies Reto Semaani, a strange alternate world where fairies and monsters live. San Teresa City—a city where over two million immigrants live from both worlds. As a ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, psychological, suspenseful
Plot: rivalry, adventure, portal, partners against crime, magic, imaginary, supernatural, human nature, curses spells and rituals, rescue, freedom, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.2
 2K
Noir (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Noir is a tale of assassins, in particular one named Mireille Bouquet, a contract killer who receives a message from a young girl with no memory about herself, but is an incredibly efficient killing machine. The story takes us on a pilgrimage to the ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, serious, exciting, neo noir ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, amnesia, female warrior, obsessive quest, haunted by the past, uncover truth, mercenary, crimes, crime, deathtrap, identity crisis, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, corsica, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Terror in Resonance (2014)
Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: In an alternate version of the present, Tokyo has been decimated by a shocking terrorist attack, and the only hint to the identity of the culprit is a bizarre video uploaded to the internet. The police, baffled by this cryptic clue, are powerless to ...
Style: psychological, tragic ending, touching, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: conspiracy, terrorism, orphan, hacker, tragic hero, human experiment, anti hero, tragedy, childhood friend, police, terrorist, anti heroes ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Kanon at the End of the Dream (2006)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Yuichi hasn’t seen his cousin Nayuki in years. Now that he’s back, all knowledge of ever visiting has vanished. He tries to adjust to the vaguely familiar surroundings, but the gaps in his memory haunt him as time grows short. The pieces of the ...
Style: humorous, stylized, atmospheric, offbeat, semi serious
Plot: supernatural, memory loss, haunted by the past, harem, snow, amnesia, childhood, young people, dating, youth, love and romance, romance ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Rising of The Shield Hero (2019)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Iwatani Naofumi was summoned into a parallel world along with 3 other people to become the world's Heroes. Each of the heroes respectively equipped with their own legendary equipment when summoned, Naofumi received the Legendary Shield as his ...
Style: captivating, exciting, tense, feel good, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: betrayal, fantasy world, danger, heroes, dishonesty, friendship, society, rivalry, vengeance, murder, escapades, chase ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Fruits Basket (2001)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Tohru Honda is 16 year old orphaned girl who gets invited to live in the house of her classmate, the handsome boy Sohma Yuki, and his cousins, 16 year old Kyo and 27 year old Shigure. However, these young men and parts of the rest of their family ...
Style: exciting, touching, feel good, shoujo, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: friendship, love and romance, friends, high school life, youth, transformation, loss of family member, curses spells and rituals, teenage love, everyday life, teenage life, first love ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.8
 1K
Assy McGee (2006)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Assy McGee is an animated sitcom featuring police detective Assy McGee, a parody of tough-guy cop shows and movies, who is literally a walking pair of buttocks. Along with his partner Don Sanchez, the trigger-happy McGee solves crimes in a ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, adult animation, parody, exciting ...
Plot: criminal heroes, crimes, law enforcement, life is a bitch, injustice, alcohol abuse, renegades, toilet humor, late night, police officer
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%