Movies and TV shows like Puella Magi Madoka Magica

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Puella Magi Madoka Magica (2011)
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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: magical girl, dark fantasy, magic, young heroes, surrealism, school, wizards and magicians, witch, imaginary kingdom, friendship, teenage girl, schoolgirl, girls with guns, imaginary, youth, wish come true, good versus evil, friends, apprentice, time travel, witch hunt, wish fulfillment, christ allegory, apocalypse, suicide ...
Place: japan

Most similar movies to Puella Magi Madoka Magica

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, stylized, exciting and humorous films and TV series with plots about youth, supernatural, imaginary, magic, friendship, school and danger mostly in Animation, Fantasy and Drama genres. Some movies like Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Winx Club (2004), Fairy Tail (2009), Sailor Moon Crystal (2014), Gakuen Alice (2004), Tokyo Ghoul (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: atmospheric, serious, offbeat, sinister, stylized
Plot: surrealism, teenage girl, magic, magical girl, dark fantasy, wizards and magicians, wish come true, psychological thriller, parent child relationship, schoolgirl, female friendship, 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: twists and turns, bleak, serious, emotional, stylized ...
Plot: magical girl, surrealism, young heroes, destiny, dark fantasy, high school, magic, female friendship, girls with guns, imaginary kingdom, teenage life, wish come true ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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: magic, dark fantasy, magical girl, psychological thriller, surrealism, teenage girl, schoolgirl, sacrifice, cemetery, christ allegory, wish fulfillment, witch ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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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: semi serious, exciting, light, entertaining, stylized
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: school, fairy, superhuman powers, teenage life, wizards and magicians, adventure, good versus evil, friendship, curses spells and rituals, rivalry, magic, supernatural ability ...
Time: 2000s, 2010s, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 8.1
 17K
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, magic, young heroes, escapades, imaginary kingdom, youth, floods and fires, fairy, imaginary, clan, heroic mission ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: exciting, stylized, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, good versus evil, heroic mission, superhuman powers, save the world, imaginary, young heroes, magic, teenage life, friendship, curses spells and rituals, danger ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Gakuen Alice (2004)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 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, young heroes, family, danger, imaginary, supernatural ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 8.0
 25K
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, survival, friends, murder, deadly creature, good versus evil, dark fantasy, supernatural ability, gunfight, explosion ...
Place: tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Movie in collections
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, semi serious, surreal, 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 ⇓
28%
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: exciting, stylized, semi serious, humorous, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: romance, supernatural ability, teenage life, school, imaginary, slice of life, youth, supernatural, teenage love, high school life, coming of age, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ 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: serious, stylized, 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 ⇓
27%
Vampire Knight (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance
Country: Japan
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: serious, captivating, surreal, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, school, supernatural, imaginary, rivalry, deadly, memory loss, interracial relations, academy, forbidden love, friendship, student ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 8.2
 777
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, hopes, imaginary, youth, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
I Don't Have Many Friends (2011)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Kodaka Hasegawa has just transferred to St. Chronica's Academy and he's having a hard time making friends. With his naturally blond hair and fierce looking eyes, people constantly mistake him for a delinquent. One day, he runs into his ...
Style: realistic, stylized, semi serious, humorous, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: social misfits, friendship, club, school, teenage life, social relations, misfit, youth, romance, teenage love, harem, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 8.3
 55K
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, young heroes, good versus evil, training, warrior, supernatural ability, adventure, danger, heroes, village, master warrior ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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, tense, sentimental, uplifting
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, kidnapping, child abuse, friendship, childhood, abusive mother, murder, death, dysfunctional family, abuse, serial killer, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, year 2006
Place: 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, pre-teens, kids
Plot: superhero, friendship, princess, save the world, good versus evil, cat, queen, young heroes, imaginary, danger, supernatural, heroes ...
Time: 1990s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Danganronpa: The Animation (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
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, humorous, semi serious, exciting, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: captivity, intrigue, confined, danger, survival, mystery, high school, deadly, disorder, murder, rivalry, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
 7.7
 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: suspenseful, semi serious, scary, atmospheric, offbeat ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural ability, mysterious character, magic, supernatural, danger, mystery, grownups, paranormal activity, psychic, witch, stranger ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: humorous, semi serious, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, adventure, young heroes, countryside, uncover truth, high school, friendship, parallel world, mystery, riddles and clues, teenage life, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, surreal, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: incest, high school, hotshot hero, school, high school life, revolution, youth, orphan, brother sister incest, dual role, sword duel, teenage rebellion ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, psychological
Plot: psychopath, school, rotoscoping, teenage love, psychotic, psychology, evil, psycho, psychological thriller, love and romance, romance, youth ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 304
Negima! (2005)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, 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: semi serious, humorous
Plot: school, wizards and magicians, boarding school life, high school, magic, slice of life, harem, supernatural, high school life, boarding school, imaginary, youth ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
Tweeny Witches (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Taiwan, Japan
Duration: 9 min.
Story: Arusu believes in magic and it's power to do good in the world. Unfortunately for her, her fellow witches disagree, and use their powers for all sorts of neat tricks, like turning little sprites into their slaves. Realizing that this ...
Style: avant garde
Plot: magic, witch, school, flying broom, father daughter relationship, friendship, book, child hero, dragon, fairy, warlock, magical girl ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, touching, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: school, teenage love, teenage life, love and romance, friendship, haunted by the past, fall in love, social relations, friends, high school life, love triangle, troubled past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai (2018)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Puberty Syndrome—a rumored, mysterious syndrome that only affects those in their puberty. For example, a bunny girl suddenly appeared in front of Sakuta Azusagawa. The bunny girl's real identity is Mai Sakurajima, a teenage celebrity who is ...
Style: colourful, light, sweet, sentimental, feel good
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: school, romance, love triangle, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teenage life, family problems, youth, family relations, adventure, twists & turns, friend, ambition ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Irregular at Magic High School (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 22 min.
Story: In a world where magic is not a fairy tale but has existed for one hundred years siblings Tatsuya and Miyuki Shiba prepare to begin their studies at the elite Private Magic University Affiliated High School (Magic High School for short). Entering on ...
Style: serious, stylized, semi serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school life, supernatural ability, teenage life, siblings relations, social relations, imaginary, youth, family relations, romance, leader, high school, wizards and magicians ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.8
 4K
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: epic, touching, semi serious, exciting
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: good versus evil, supernatural ability, young heroes, foreknowledge, adventure, imaginary, dragon, psychic, distant planet, imaginary kingdom, teenage life, life turned upside down ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.9
 2K
Magi (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: This story is about the flow of fate and the battle to keep the world on the right path. Aladdin is a boy who has set out to explore the world after being trapped in a room for most of his life. His best friend is a flute with a djinn in it named ...
Style: exciting, captivating, stylized, serious
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: adventure, magic, wizards and magicians, young heroes, imaginary, friendship, supernatural, blind ambition, desert, hopes, youth, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: ancient history
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.9
 13K
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: semi serious, stylized, exciting, humorous, fairy tale
Audience: teens, kids, family outing
Plot: master warrior, adventure, supernatural ability, young heroes, parallel world, heroic mission, danger, escapades, heroes, imaginary, rivalry, youth ...
Time: middle ages, 16th century, 15th century
Place: japan, feudal japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%