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Puella Magi Madoka Magica (2011)
Original name: 魔法少女まどか☆マギカ
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: She has a loving family and best friends, laughs and cries from time to time... Madoka Kaname, an eighth grader of Mitakihara middle school, is one of those who lives such a life. One day, she had a very magical encounter. She doesn't know if it happened by chance or by fate yet. This is a fateful encounter that can change her destiny. This is a beginning of the new story of the magical witch girls.
Style: stylized, semi serious, sinister
Audience: teens
Plot: young heroes, school, wizards and magicians, magical girl, dark fantasy, magic, surrealism, imaginary kingdom, witch, friendship, girls with guns, schoolgirl, teenage girl, imaginary, youth, teenage life, wish come true, good versus evil, friends, apprentice, witch hunt, wish fulfillment, time travel, christ allegory, tragic event ...
Place: japan

Most similar movies to Puella Magi Madoka Magica

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out stylized, semi serious, exciting and humorous films and TV series with plots about imaginary, supernatural, youth, young heroes, danger, supernatural ability and magic mostly in Animation, Fantasy and Drama genres. Some movies like Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Winx Club (2004), Fairy Tail (2009), Sailor Moon Crystal (2014), Negima! (2005), Gakuen Alice (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 1: Beginnings (2012)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Madoka Kaname, an ordinary middle-schooler, along with her best friend Sayaka Miki, are offered the chance to have any wish they want granted by the mysterious Kyubey, and become magical girls and fight witches. However, fellow magical girl Homura ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, offbeat, sinister, stylized
Plot: magical girl, dark fantasy, surrealism, teenage girl, magic, wizards and magicians, wish come true, schoolgirl, parent child relationship, female friendship, psychological thriller, girls with guns ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part III: Rebellion (2013)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Following Madoka's rewriting of the universe, sacrificing herself and her happy normal days to save all magical girls from the cruel fate that awaited them by wiping witches out of existence, the despair still manifest into creatures known as ...
Style: bleak, twists and turns, serious, emotional, stylized ...
Plot: magical girl, surrealism, young heroes, destiny, girls with guns, dark fantasy, magic, high school, female friendship, imaginary kingdom, teenage life, wish come true ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 2: Eternal (2012)
Genre: Animation, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: As the young girls have discovered the truth about the cruel fate of a magical girl, one magical girl after another is destroyed. Throughout it all, there is one magical girl who continues to fight alone - Homura Akemi. Puella Magi Madoka Magica the ...
Style: sinister
Plot: dark fantasy, magical girl, magic, teenage girl, surrealism, psychological thriller, schoolgirl, sacrifice, wish fulfillment, stopped time, mercy killing, witch ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 5.6
 3K
Winx Club (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 25 min.
Story: In a magical universe, witches, warriors begin fighting in the name of good .vs. evil! At a magic school, five teenage girls are selected to defend the universe with their magic.
Style: exciting, semi serious, light, entertaining, stylized
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: school, fairy, superhuman powers, wizards and magicians, teenage life, good versus evil, adventure, curses spells and rituals, friendship, rivalry, supernatural ability, young heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 8.1
 16K
Fairy Tail (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Lucy is a 17-year-old girl, who wants to be a full-fledged mage. One day when visiting Harujion Town, she meets Natsu, a young man who gets sick easily by any type of transportation. But Natsu isn't just any ordinary kid, he's a member of ...
Style: humorous, exciting, stylized, light, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: wizards and magicians, supernatural ability, young heroes, imaginary kingdom, magic, imaginary, escapades, youth, floods and fires, fairy, dragon, clan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Sailor Moon Crystal (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Usagi Tsukino is chosen to be a guardian of justice and is sent on a quest to locate a Silver Crystal before the Dark Kingdom invades the Earth.
Style: semi serious, exciting, stylized
Plot: adventure, superhero, superhuman powers, demon, magic, romance, young heroes, save the world, heroic mission, good versus evil, escapades, heroes ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.1
 292
Negima! (2005)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Story: Vampires, robots, sorcery… And that’s all before Gym Class! Welcome to Mahora Academy, an all-girls school where the impossible and the enchanting are a part of the curriculum. It’s the start of the new school year and emotions run rampant as ...
Style: humorous, semi serious
Plot: school, wizards and magicians, teachers and students, high school, boarding school life, slice of life, supernatural, harem, magic, high school life, boarding school, imaginary ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.1
 118
Gakuen Alice (2004)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Best friends Mikan and Hotaru are separated when Hotaru is scouted by a special school called "Alice Academy." Mikan determines to enroll too but Alice Academy is a mysterious place.
Style: humorous, semi serious, stylized, exciting, fairy tale
Audience: teens, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: friendship, heroes, youth, school, friends, best friends, supernatural ability, family, young heroes, danger, imaginary, supernatural ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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My Guardian Characters (2007)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
Story: My Guardian Characters (Shugo Chara) is a magical anime, revolving around "cool and spicy" teen Amu, a feminine but tomboyish schoolgirl, who yearns but appears unable to display her sensitive side. One day, three magical eggs appear in ...
Style: uplifting, surreal, semi serious, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: school, friendship, alienation, popularity, best friends, teenage life, coming of age, imaginary, youth, friends, young heroes, dream come true ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Digimon: Digital Monsters (1999)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Digimon(デジモン Dejimon, branded as Digimon: Digital Monsters), short for "Digital Monsters"(デジタルモンスター Dejitaru Monsutā), is a Japanese media franchise encompassing digital toys, anime, manga, video games and ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, stylized
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: young heroes, adventure, good versus evil, friends, heroic mission, imaginary kingdom, destruction, monster, friendship, save the world, creature, parallel world ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.2
 52K
Naruto (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Many years ago, in the hidden village of Konoha, lived a great demon fox. When it swung one of it's nine tails, a tsunami occurred. The fourth hokage sealed this demon fox inside a boy in exchange for his own life. Naruto was that boy, and he ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, friends, training, good versus evil, warrior, young heroes, supernatural ability, creature, heroes, supernatural, danger, imaginary ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 8.2
 753
Princess Tutu (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Adventure, Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Ahiru (literally 'Duck' in Japanese), is a petite young girl in a junior high school's beginner ballet program. She's prone to stammering and clutziness. She has a huge crush on her sempai, Mute, a sad-seeming young man who ...
Style: emotional, semi serious, humorous, surreal, sentimental ...
Plot: school, ballet, knight, prince, princess, friendship, wish come true, romance, fall in love, hopes, imaginary, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Shirou Emiya finds himself an unwilling participant in a deadly competition where seven Mages summon heroic spirits as servants to duel each other to the death. They compete for the chance to make a wish from the Holy Grail, which has the power to ...
Style: stylized, serious, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: holy grail, contests and competitions, good versus evil, magic, battle, wizards and magicians, danger, escapades, imaginary, rivalry, supernatural, master and servant ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Girl Revolution Utena (1997)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Revolutionary Girl Utena is a manga by Chiho Saito and anime directed by Kunihiko Ikuhara. The manga serial began in the June 1996 issue of Ciao and the anime was first broadcast in 1997. The anime and manga were created simultaneously, but, despite ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, surreal, offbeat, feel good ...
Audience: teens
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Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Say "I love you." (2012)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Friends suck, and trusting someone is just setting yourself up. That's the lesson Mei Tachibana learned after her heart was ripped out and only a shell was left where a girl used to be. But unlike so many, she found an easy solution: ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Flowers of Evil (2013)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Story: Takao worships the class beauty, Nanako, from afar. When he is alone in the classroom one day after school, he notices her bag of gym clothes on the floor. He can't resist picking it up. He plans to return it, but the next day, all the girls ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, psychological
Plot: psychopath, school, teenage love, psycho, evil, psychological thriller, rotoscoping, psychotic, psychology, love and romance, romance, youth ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.0
 22K
Tokyo Ghoul (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Ken Kaneki is a bookworm college student who meets a girl names Rize at a cafe he frequents. They're the same age and have the same interests, so they quickly become close. Little does Kaneki know that Rize is a ghoul - a kind of monster that ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized, bloody
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: danger, secret identity, supernatural, good versus evil, friends, supernatural ability, survival, deadly creature, gunfight, violence, dark fantasy, explosion ...
Place: tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.9
 3K
Escaflowne (1996)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Vision of Escaflowne is a 26-episode Japanese anime television series produced by Sunrise Studios and directed by Kazuki Akane. It premiered in Japan on April 2, 1996 on TV Tokyo, with the final episode airing on September 24, 1996. Sony's ...
Style: touching, epic, semi serious, exciting
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: good versus evil, supernatural ability, young heroes, foreknowledge, adventure, imaginary, dragon, psychic, distant planet, master villain, palaces castles and temples, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 3K
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Ten years after the Ceremonial Battle, a teenage boy named Yuuki Judai heads off in order to join the Duelist Yousei School located on a remote island off the coast of Japan. There he meets his fellow students and gains a few friends, along with ...
Style: futuristic, semi serious, humorous, stylized, exciting
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: cards, duel, monster, school, adventure, young heroes, imaginary kingdom, escapades, heroes, family, imaginary, contests and competitions ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Persona 4 The Animation (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Japan
Story: Persona 4: The Animation is a television anime series produced by AIC ASTA and directed by Seiji Kishi, based on the Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 video game by Atlus. The story revolves around the protagonist, Yu Narukami, who acquires a mysterious ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, young heroes, adventure, countryside, uncover truth, friendship, high school, parallel world, mystery, riddles and clues, teenage life, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.7
 4K
Sailor Moon (1992)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: One day, Usagi Tsukino, clumsy 2nd-year middle school student (8th grader), stumbles upon a talking cat named Luna. Luna tells her that she is destined to be Sailor Moon, "champion of love and justice", and she must search for the fabled ...
Style: exciting, atmospheric, stylized, epic, serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: superhero, friendship, princess, save the world, good versus evil, cat, queen, young heroes, imaginary, danger, supernatural, heroes ...
Time: 1990s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Vampire Knight (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Cross Academy is an elite boarding school with two separate, isolated classes: the Day Class and the Night Class. On the surface, Yuuki Cross and Zero Kiryuu are prefects of the academy, and attempt to keep order between the students as classes ...
Style: offbeat, serious, captivating, surreal
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, school, supernatural, imaginary, rivalry, deadly, memory loss, interracial relations, student, friendship, forbidden love, academy ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.8
 1K
XXXHOLiC (2005)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
Story: Kimihiro Watanuki, a high-schooler, is troubled by monsters and spirits who are magically attracted to him. However, nobody else can see them but him. One day, Watanuki stumbles into a shop that grants wishes, and encounters Yuko Ichihara, a ...
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, offbeat ...
Plot: supernatural ability, ghost, mysterious character, magic, supernatural, danger, mystery, grownups, paranormal activity, psychic, witch, stranger ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
 7.8
 8K
Angel Beats! (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Angel Beats takes place in the afterlife and focuses on Otonashi, a boy who lost his memories of his life after dying. He is enrolled into the afterlife school and meets a girl named Yuri who invites him to join the Afterlife Battlefront — an ...
Style: stylized, serious
Plot: supernatural ability, young heroes, angel, afterlife, school, uninhibited rivalry, heroes, imaginary, rivalry, youth, supernatural, rebelliousness ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Yuta has a problem. As one of the thousands of Japanese students afflicted with "chunibyo," a state where they're so desperate to stand out that they've literally convinced themselves that they have secret knowledge and hidden ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, humorous, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: romance, supernatural ability, teenage life, superhuman powers, school, slice of life, high school life, coming of age, imaginary, youth, supernatural, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Cardcaptor Sakura: The Movie (1999)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA, Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Sakura Kinomoto, a Card Captor, wins a game of chance and is awarded a trip to Hong Kong, along with her best friend Tomoyo and her rival, Syaoran Li. It turns out that the ancient rival of Clow Reed, the creator of the mysterious and powerful Clow ...
Style: serious
Plot: wizards and magicians, surrealism, magic, dream, heroic mission, adventure, store, good versus evil, danger, heroes, imaginary, rivalry ...
Place: hong kong, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
InuYasha: The Final Act (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Story: InuYasha's story draws to a close but not before finding Naraku and the Sacred Jewel, and facing new enemies and new dangers.
Style: serious, exciting, stylized
Audience: teens
Plot: master villain, adventure, school, master warrior, supernatural ability, young heroes, uninhibited rivalry, curses spells and rituals, imaginary kingdom, danger, escapades, heroes ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.9
 12K
InuYasha (2000)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Kagome Higurashi is a modern day young girl who lives with her family by the old Higure shrine. Unbeknownst to Kagome, she is the reincarnation of priestess Kikyo and posseses the "Jewel of Four Souls" (the Shikon jewel). One ill-fated ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, stylized, exciting, fairy tale
Audience: teens, kids, family outing
Plot: supernatural ability, monk, disguise, creature, journey, master warrior, adventure, young heroes, parallel world, heroic mission, danger, escapades ...
Time: middle ages, 15th century, 16th century
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 8.6
 13K
ERASED (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Satoru Fujinuma is a struggling manga artist who has the ability to turn back time and prevent deaths. When his mother is killed he turns back time to solve the mystery, but ends up back in elementary school, just before the disappearance of his ...
Style: psychological, captivating, sentimental, tense, uplifting
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, kidnapping, murder, child abuse, death, abusive mother, supernatural, friendship, dysfunctional family, childhood, abuse, serial killer ...
Time: 21st century, year 2006
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Corpse Party: Tortured Souls (2013)
Genre: Animation, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 29 min.
Story: Heavenly Host Elementary School is a legendary elementary school for ghost stories due to its mysterious past. It was torn down following the murders and disappearances of several of its staff and students and now another school called Kisaragi ...
Style: serious, offbeat, scary, sinister, macabre ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, blood, death, gore, danger, school, survival, demon, mystery, youth, young heroes ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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