Movies and TV shows like Area 88

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Area 88 (2004)
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Area 88 (2004)
Original name: エリア88
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: The adventures of a young pilot in a war torn country. Shin Kazama was duped into singing a three-year contract at Area 88, a secluded mercenary air force base. Determined to earn $1.5 million to buy his way out of the obligation and return home, killing becomes second nature to Shin as he quickly rises to the top rank at Area 88. He begins to question whether he is still fighting for survival, or like his fellow mercenaries, for the sheer excitement and camaraderie of battle.
Plot: sniper, desert, mercenary, journalist, photographer, secret, fighter pilot, betrayal, fiancee, betrayal by friend, rebellion, debt, aerial combat, jeep, explosion, canyon, military base, fighter jet, new friend, airfield, desertion, guilt, fictional country, contract, false friend ...
Time: 80s
Place: middle east

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Yukikaze (2002)
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Country: Japan
Duration: 47 min.
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Plot: aerial combat, alien invasion, artificial intelligence, fictional war, space war, depression, airplane, space wars, fighter jet, military
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Gangsta. (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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Genre: Animation, Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 37 min.
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Story: Kanto Hell Earthquake has demolished the metropolitan completely. After the earthquake, Slum King is kidnapping girls and sell them as sex slaves. Mari is wandering on the devastated field looking for her lover, Ken. But she is also kidnapped by ...
Style: bloody
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Country: Japan
Duration: 58 min.
TV show
Story: After disasters have all but destroyed the Earth, leaving entire cities buried, one man named Violence Jack tries to avert a civil war brewing among the wretched inhabitants of a subterranean metropolis called Evil Town. The known world is now a ...
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Violence Jack: Hell's Wind (1990)
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Country: Japan
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: The survivors of Kanto's Hell Earthquake built a new city and christened it "Hope Town". However, this peaceful town becomes a nightmare when it's raided by the motorcycle gang, "Hell's Wind". They abduct the women ...
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Legends of the Dark King: A Fist of the North Star Story (2008)
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Duration: 24 min.
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Big Order (2016)
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Duration: 24 min.
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Avenger (2003)
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Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
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RideBack (2009)
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Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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Area 88: The Blue Skies of Betrayal (1985)
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Country: Japan
Duration: 200 min.
TV show
Story: Compilation of Area 88 Acts I-III. A pilot struggles to retain his humanity when he is shanghaied into a mercenary jet fighter force.
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Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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Country: Japan
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TV show
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Noir (2001)
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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