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, witch, dark fantasy, surrealism, magic, wizards and magicians, school, young heroes, imaginary kingdom, youth, friendship, friends, wish come true, good versus evil, apprentice, imaginary, teenage girl, schoolgirl, girls with guns, teenage life, apocalypse, time travel, time loop, depression, suicide ...
Place: japan

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Most similar movies to Puella Magi Madoka Magica

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, stylized, humorous and exciting films and TV series with plots about youth, imaginary, supernatural, friendship, magic, 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), My Guardian Characters (2007), 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: stylized, atmospheric, serious, offbeat, sinister
Plot: surrealism, teenage girl, magic, dark fantasy, magical girl, danger, hopes, wish come true, wizards and magicians, supernatural, schoolgirl, female friendship ...
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: serious, twists and turns, emotional, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: surrealism, magical girl, youth, destiny, coming of age, supernatural, miraculous event, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, hopes, young heroes, wizards and magicians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ 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, magical girl, dark fantasy, schoolgirl, surrealism, teenage girl, psychological thriller, mercy killing, wish fulfillment, christ allegory, cemetery, 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: fairy, teenage life, school, superhuman powers, adventure, good versus evil, friendship, wizards and magicians, curses spells and rituals, rivalry, supernatural ability, imaginary kingdom ...
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, magic, supernatural ability, imaginary kingdom, young heroes, youth, floods and fires, escapades, fairy, imaginary, dragon, clan ...
⇓ 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: good versus evil, heroic mission, superhero, save the world, superhuman powers, imaginary, young heroes, teenage life, friendship, danger, curses spells and rituals, magic ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai (2018)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, 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: sweet, sentimental, feel good, colourful, light
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: school, romance, teenage life, youth, adventure, friend, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, twists & turns, family problems, mother daughter relationship, friendship, parents and children ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: feel good, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, surreal ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: popularity, alienation, school, friendship, classmates, imaginary, dream come true, supportive friend, shyness, friends, young heroes, coming of age ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
 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, suspenseful, serious, stylized, bloody
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: danger, supernatural, secret identity, friends, supernatural ability, survival, murder, youth, good versus evil, explosion, hunt down, heroes ...
Place: tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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: exciting, humorous, semi serious, stylized, fairy tale
Audience: pre-teens, teens, family outing
Plot: friendship, heroes, supernatural ability, family, school, best friends, supernatural, friends, youth, danger, imaginary, young heroes ...
Place: japan
⇓ 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: stylized, exciting, touching, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: romance, teenage life, supernatural ability, teenage love, youth, imaginary, supernatural, school, super weapon, social relations, high school life, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 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: atmospheric, exciting, stylized, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: friendship, superhero, princess, save the world, good versus evil, supernatural, young heroes, imaginary, superhuman powers, adventure, rivalry, queen ...
Time: 1990s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: touching, humorous, stylized, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: social misfits, teenage life, school, teenage love, social relations, friendship, club, youth, misfit, romance, harem, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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: humorous, semi serious, emotional, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: princess, school, prince, ballet, knight, wish come true, love and romance, romance, once in a lifetime opportunity, imaginary kingdom, unhappy, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: exciting, serious, stylized
Audience: teens
Plot: holy grail, mortal combat, danger, ambition, good versus evil, power relations, rivalry, supernatural ability, heroes, youth, supernatural, wizards and magicians ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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, childhood, friendship, death, murder, serial killer, dysfunctional family, abuse, abusive mother, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, year 2006
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: captivating, serious, surreal, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, school, supernatural, rivalry, imaginary, academy, forbidden love, memory loss, deadly, protecting from truth, interracial relations, friendship ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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, suspenseful, serious, semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, friends, good versus evil, training, warrior, young heroes, danger, supernatural ability, village, adventure, heroes, master warrior ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
Story: When Yadomi Jinta was a child, he was a central piece in a group of close friends. In time, however, these childhood friends drifted apart, and when they became high school students, they had long ceased to think of each other as friends. One of ...
Style: sentimental, touching, gloomy, emotional, serious
Plot: supernatural, ghost, friendship, reunion, redemption, friends, estrangement, youth, teenage life, hopes, imaginary, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, surrealism, book, father daughter relationship, friendship, dragon, curse, fairy, female protagonist, warlock ...
⇓ 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, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: school, teenage love, fall in love, friendship, haunted by the past, friends, social relations, teenage life, love and romance, high school life, meaningful kiss, freak ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, confined, danger, disorder, deadly, uncover truth, who done it, life turned upside down, crimes, mystery, youth, intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 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: scary, offbeat, stylized, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural ability, encounter, danger, stranger, witch, paranormal activity, supernatural, psychic, grownups, mysterious character, mystery ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 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: humorous, semi serious
Plot: school, wizards and magicians, imaginary, men hatred, boarding school life, high school, high school life, youth, boarding school, power relations, magic, slice of life ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 8.3
 3K
Moomin (1990)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan, Finland, Netherlands
Duration: 23 min.
Story: In the remote and mysterious Moomin Valley live the Moomin trolls, gentle and peaceful creatures. Young Moomin and his family experience many strange adventures, both magical and mundane. Based on the children's stories by Tove Jansson.
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: monster, witch, legends and myths, adventure, family, imaginary, family relations, escapades, friendship, family life, mischievous children, social relations ...
⇓ 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, stylized, offbeat, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: incest, school, revolution, high school, high school life, hotshot hero, animal life, romance, fictional reality, love and romance, siblings relations, youth ...
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: stylized, serious, semi serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, high school life, social relations, teenage life, family relations, siblings relations, imaginary, youth, leader, romance, wizards and magicians, high school ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: offbeat, realistic, humorous, semi serious, psychological
Plot: psychopath, school, rotoscoping, youth, romance, love and romance, teenage love, psychology, psychotic, evil, psychological thriller, psycho ...
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: stylized, captivating, exciting, serious
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: adventure, magic, imaginary, friendship, supernatural, rivalry, youth, danger, good versus evil, young heroes, hopes, escapades ...
Time: ancient history
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, stylized, captivating, light, feel good ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: adventure, friends, young heroes, good versus evil, heroic mission, imaginary kingdom, monster, destruction, danger, save the world, rescue, escapades ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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