Movies like King of Thorn

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King of Thorn (2009)
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King of Thorn (2009)
Original name: いばらの王 -King of Thorn-
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the seinen science fiction manga series by Iwahara Yuuji, serialised in Monthly Comic Beam.A mysterious virus, nicknamed Medusa, is spreading around Japan, turning its victims into stone. Given the impossibility of finding an immediate cure, the government opts for cryopreserving a select group of patients until they come up with a solution. Kasumi, one of the chosen ones, has been asleep for years and her awakening, more than a bed of roses, is a bed of thorns, and happens in the midst of total chaos where monstrous creatures lie in wait all around.
Style: stylized, scary, atmospheric, bleak, serious, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: supernatural, twins, chaos, danger, imaginary, escapades, alien encounter, heroes, survival, adventure, infected, mind control, zombie, deadly, imagination, chaos and mayhem, space and aliens, sleeping, end of the world, virus, super strength, cryogenics, alien, flood, dream ...
Place: japan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, exciting and stylized films with plots about danger, heroes, escapades, imaginary, rivalry, supernatural and adventure mostly in Animation, Sci-Fi and Action genres. Some movies like King of Thorn: Dead Space: Downfall (2008), Blue Gender: The Warrior (2002), The Prophecy (2005), Resident Evil: Vendetta (2017), Bleach: Memories of Nobody (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Dead Space: Downfall (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: teens
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Time: future
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Blue Gender: The Warrior (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: suspenseful, stylized, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, heroic mission, heroes, adventure, save the world, a.i., danger, escapades, dark past, space and aliens, rivalry, evil alien ...
Time: future, 2030s
Place: latin america
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The Prophecy (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a Japanese city haunted by nature spirits and demons, a secret war is raging between the renegade demon Eko and a spectral warrior known as the Karas. Eko has mechanized himself and his followers to defend against the unearthly fury of the Karas; ...
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: teens, boys' night
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Resident Evil: Vendetta (2017)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: BSAA Chris Redfield enlists the help of government agent Leon S. Kennedy and Professor Rebecca Chambers from Alexander Institute of Biotechnology to stop a death merchant with a vengeance from spreading a deadly virus in New York.
Style: macabre, suspense, apocalyptic, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: zombie, violence, virus, blood, imaginary, danger, supernatural, quarantine, deadly virus, infected, heroic mission, survival ...
Time: future
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Bleach: Memories of Nobody (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In Karakura Town, unidentifiable spirits begin appearing en mases. While attempting to deal with these strange souls, Ichigo Kurosaki and Rukia Kuchiki meet Senna, a mysterious shinigami who wipes out most of them. Senna refuses to answer any ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, exciting, serious, scary ...
Plot: escapades, vengeance, danger, adventure, supernatural ability, mystery, kidnapping, supernatural, rivalry, samurai, ghost, heroes ...
Place: japan, asia
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Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon (1995)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 52 min.
Story: The Z Warriors discover an unopenable music box and are told to open it with the dragon balls. The contents turn out to be a warrior named Tapion who had sealed himself inside along with a monster called Hildegarn. Goku must now perfect a new ...
Style: exciting, serious, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, save the world, chaos, adventure, supernatural, imaginary, master warrior, danger, escapades, rivalry, evil alien, superhuman powers ...
Time: future
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Dead Space: Aftermath (2011)
Genre: Animation, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The End was only the Beginning.The year is 2509 and not only has Earth lost contact with the Ishimura and Isaac Clarke, but now also the USG O'Bannon, the first responder ship sent to rescue them. Four crew members of the O'Bannon have ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, adult animation
Audience: teens
Plot: outer space, deadly creature, supernatural, mission gone awry, survival, space and aliens, deadly, danger, space travel, imaginary, trapped in space, distant planet ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Memories (1995)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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Duration: 113 min.
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Style: anthology, surreal, exciting, futuristic, enigmatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: distopia, outer space, space travel, adventure, danger, imaginary, memories, escapades, chaos, life is a bitch, gun, war ...
Time: future
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Blood-C The Last Dark (2012)
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Duration: 107 min.
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Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized, serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Needless (2009)
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Style: bleak, exciting, futuristic, suspenseful, stylized ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Resident Evil: Damnation (2012)
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Style: scary, stylized, serious, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Country: Japan
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45%
Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound (1993)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
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Time: future
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Blood Prison (2011)
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Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
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Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam A New Translation III: Love is the Pulse of the Stars (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
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Time: future
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Doctor Who: Lost in the Dark Dimension (2014)
Genre: Animation, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
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Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, exciting
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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InuYasha the Movie 3: Swords of an Honorable Ruler (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
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