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: twins, chaos, supernatural, escapades, alien encounter, heroes, adventure, infected, survival, mind control, zombie, imagination, chaos and mayhem, space and aliens, sleeping, end of the world, virus, super strength, cryogenics, alien, flood, dream, sleeping beauty, surrealism, nightmare comes true ...
Place: japan

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Most similar movies to King of Thorn

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: Memories (1995), Dead Space: Downfall (2008), Blue Gender: The Warrior (2002), Guyver: The Bioboosted Armor (2005), The Prophecy (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Memories (1995)
Genre: Animation, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In this anime trilogy, a salvage ship crew happens upon a haunted vessel in Magnetic Rose; a cold tablet turns a lab worker into a biological weapon in Stink Bomb; and an urban populace carries on an endless war with an unseen foe in Cannon Fodder. ...
Style: surreal, exciting, futuristic, enigmatic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, distopia, outer space, adventure, memories, escapades, chaos, life is a bitch, steampunk, war, violent, poison gas ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
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100%
Dead Space: Downfall (2008)
Genre: Animation, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: On a deep space mining mission to a remote planet, an ancient religious relic - thought to be proof of the existence of God - is unearthed and brought aboard. When the unholy artifact unleashes a long-dormant alien race, its glimpse of Heaven ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, tense, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: outer space, alien monster, deadly creature, survival, violence, spacecraft, body horror, evil alien, space and aliens, colony, infection, self sacrifice ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Blue Gender: The Warrior (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: It is a time of chaos. Earth is no longer what it used to be. It has been infested with a bug like species called the Blue. Yuji Kaido, who has a mysterious disease, is put into suspended animation until a cure is found. When he wakes up Yuji learns ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, serious, mecha
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, heroic mission, save the world, adventure, heroes, a.i., escapades, dark past, soldier, destiny, alien encounter, future dystopia ...
Time: future, 2030s
Place: latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Guyver: The Bioboosted Armor (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Guyver: The Bioboosted Armor is a Japanese anime series based on the long-running manga series, Bio Booster Armor Guyver, written by Yoshiki Takaya, adapting chapters 1 - 59 of the manga. The production was in association with ADV Films and Kadokawa ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, stylized, captivating
Plot: superhuman powers, good versus evil, rivalry, uncontrollable, inventions and discoveries, heroes, corporate crime, adventure, escapades, supernatural, corporate crimes, corporate world ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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The Prophecy (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 80 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, suspenseful, stylized, exciting
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, heroic mission, good versus evil, adventure, supernatural ability, supernatural, escapades, rivalry, master villain, battles, chaos, apocalypse ...
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, europe, prague ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: suspense, macabre, suspenseful, scary, apocalyptic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: zombie, survival horror, virus, violence, monster, apocalypse, plague, terminal illness, walking dead, zombie attack, chaos, zombie apocalypse ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, semi serious, serious, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: martial arts, save the world, supernatural, adventure, chaos, master warrior, escapades, rivalry, evil alien, superhuman powers, beast, dragon ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: atmospheric, suspenseful, exciting, scary, serious ...
Plot: escapades, adventure, vengeance, mystery, supernatural ability, samurai, rivalry, ghost, supernatural, kidnapping, heroes, real world ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Blood-C: The Last Dark (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Tokyo, Winter. Despite the use of the Youth Ordinance Bill to enforce curfews for minors and regulate the use of the Internet, young people continue to fight for their own freedom through underground methods. One such group calls themselves Surat. ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, stylized, ecchi
Plot: cyberspace, uncover truth, supernatural, vengeance, good versus evil, hacker, super weapon, rebellion, heroes, deadly creature, fighting the system, computers and web ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Needless (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Needless is an action comedy science fiction manga and anime series by Kami Imai. Serialized in Shueisha's seinen magazine Ultra Jump beginning in 2004, an anime adaptation by Madhouse began airing on July 2, 2009.
Style: stylized, bleak, suspenseful, exciting, semi serious ...
Plot: chaos and mayhem, supernatural, apocalypse, heroes, supernatural ability, future dystopia, adventure, chaos, supernatural power, society, friends, superhuman powers ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. 2nd GIG – Individual Eleven (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 162 min.
Story: The year is 2030. Six months passed since the Laughing Man Incident was solved. About 3 million refugees are living in Japan, invited to fill the labor shortage. However, the emergent presence of the invited-refugees intensified their confrontation ...
Style: serious, exciting, tense, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: androids and robots, computer, terrorism, battles, chaos, a.i., hacking, heroes, escapades, rivalry, chaos and mayhem, society ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Corpse Princess (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Corpse Princess is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yoshiichi Akahito. Premiering in Monthly Shōnen Gangan on April 12, 2005, the series centers around the "Corpse Princess" Makina Hoshimura, an undead girl who is ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: zombie, adventure, track down, rivalry, escapades, supernatural, clergy, monk, schoolgirl, murder, heroes, teenage life ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Resident Evil: Damnation (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: U.S. federal agent Leon S. Kennedy sneaks into the "East Slavic Republic" to verify rumors that Bio-Organic Weapons (BOWs) are being used in the country's civil war, which the U.S. and Russia are making preparations to jointly ...
Style: suspenseful, futuristic, adult animation, scary, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, infection, deadly creature, future dystopia, genetic mutation, survival, mutant, lone hero, bio weapon, infected, genetic engineering, deadly virus ...
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Brave Story (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
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Style: exciting, captivating, entertaining, tense, serious ...
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Place: japan
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Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: The Last Blitz of Zeon (1992)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: U.C. 0083 - Three years after the end of the catastrophic One Year War, peace on Earth and the colonies is shattered by the presence of the Delaz Fleet, a rogue Zeon military group loyal to the ideals of the late dictator Gihren Zabi. Delaz ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: teens
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Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Genre: Animation, Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
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Style: rough, serious, bleak, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: heroes, curses spells and rituals, plague, deadly creature, supernatural, rivalry, post apocalypse, monster, earth, life is a bitch, evil, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
A Wind Named Amnesia (1990)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A wind has swept the Earth taking all the memories from everyone. No one knows who they are, how to speak, or how to use the tools of modern civilization. Two years later a young man who has been re-educated travels across America on a mysterious ...
Style: serious, stylized, futuristic, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: memory loss, post apocalypse, save the world, adventure, society, heroes, rivalry, good versus evil, survival, escapades, androids and robots, life is a bitch ...
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: serious, suspenseful, disturbing, futuristic, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: outer space, mission gone awry, supernatural, deadly creature, survival, space travel, space and aliens, trapped in space, space mission, survival horror, extraterrestrial, struggle for survival ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Guilty Crown (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
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Story: Guilty Crown is a 2011 Japanese anime television series produced by Production I.G which aired on Fuji TV's noitaminA program block from October 2011. The story revolves around Shu Ouma, a high school boy who inadvertently obtains an ability ...
Style: mecha, suspenseful, exciting, bleak, futuristic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: future dystopia, fighting the system, young heroes, heroes, distopia, chaos, youth, teenage love, supernatural ability, apocalypse, post apocalypse, supernatural ...
Time: future, 2030s, 2020s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Black Magic M-66 (1987)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 48 min.
Story: A freelance reporter stumbles on a desperate military operation. An army chopper has crashed and its cargo has been activated. Now there are two killer androids running loose in the wilderness and have the daughter of their inventor as their target. ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: murder, chaos, adventure, crimes, a.i., ghost, man versus machine, supernatural, woman in danger, future dystopia, investigation, journalism ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Divergence Eve (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: In the future, interstellar travel takes place via "inflation gates" that pass through a parallel universe. Unfortunately, denizens of another universe, called "ghouls", want to invade our universe using the same portals. At ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, suspenseful, mecha, ecchi ...
Plot: rivalry, heroes, space travel, escapades, evil alien, mutant, alien encounter, space wars, chaos, space and aliens, strong sexual content, outer space ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.5
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Halo Legends (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Halo Legends is an unprecedented gathering of the finest talent in Japanese animation that have drawn together to explore the mystery and action of the Halo universe. Eight episodes and a stunning range of visual styles shed new light and epic ...
Style: mecha, serious, exciting, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female soldier, space and aliens, military, graphic violence, oracle, cloning, sniper, battles, chaos, escapades, rivalry, soldier ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Final Fantasy: Unlimited (2001)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan, South Korea
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Final Fantasy: Unlimited is an anime television series based on Square Enix's popular Final Fantasy role-playing video game franchise. Final Fantasy: Unlimited incorporates both 2D animation and 3D graphics, and takes elements from the Final ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, serious, exciting
Plot: supernatural, heroic mission, space and aliens, adventure, alien encounter, imaginary kingdom, curses spells and rituals, parallel world, siblings relations, rivalry, orphan, battles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 6.4
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Geneshaft (2001)
Genre: Animation, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: In the 21st century mankind was on the brink of destruction. Through genetic engineering however they eradicated such feelings as love and the desire for power. Since women are naturally less aggressive than men, women to man ratio was set to 9:1. ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, serious, exciting, mecha
Audience: boys' night
Plot: genetic engineering, heroic mission, rivalry, save the world, adventure, survival, chaos, future dystopia, apocalypse, a.i., space travel, man versus machine ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Dragon Ball Z: Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan (1993)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 72 min.
Story: As Goku investigates the destruction of the Southern Galaxy, Vegeta is taken to be King of the New Planet Vegeta, and to destroy the Legenday Super Saiyan, Brolly.
Style: exciting, semi serious, serious, suspenseful, humorous ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: superhero, martial arts, heroes, father son relationship, super villain, martial artist, battles, chaos, save the world, supernatural, rivalry, babies and infants ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Super Dimensional Cavalry: Southern Cross (1984)
Genre: Animation, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: The Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross is a Japanese science fiction mecha anime TV series released in 1984.
Style: serious, suspenseful, stylized, futuristic, bleak ...
Plot: survival, androids and robots, government agency, rivalry, space and aliens, heroes, escapades, adventure, evil alien, battles, tough heroes, chaos ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Dragon Ball Z: Super Android 13! (1992)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Dr. Gero's Androids #13, #14, and #15 are awakened by the laboratory computers and immediately head to the mall where Goku is shopping. After Goku, Trunks, and Vegita defeat #14 and #15, #13 absorbs their inner computers and becomes a super ...
Style: serious, semi serious, exciting, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: martial arts, battles, chaos, supernatural, superhuman powers, adventure, supernatural ability, rivalry, master warrior, investigation, crimes, save the world ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Dragon Ball Z: The Return of Cooler (1992)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Cooler has resurrected himself as a robot and is enslaving the people of New Namek. Goku and the gang must help.
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, humorous, serious ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, rivalry, heroes, superhero, superhuman powers, supernatural, supernatural ability, good versus evil, master villain, obsessive quest, adventure ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Patlabor: The Movie (1989)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A mysterious suicide and a series of unmanned robot run-aways sparks off a Police investigation into the suspicious software on-board thousands of industrial robots around Tokyo.
Style: futuristic, stylized, serious, exciting, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, robot, conspiracy, police, save the day, crimes, technology gone awry, computers and web, space travel, future dystopia, heroic mission, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.2
 2K
Blood-C (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Blood-C focuses on Saya Kisaragi, an outwardly normal girl who serves as the shrine maiden to a country town; in reality, she is a skilled swordswoman charged by her father to defeat Elder Bairns, monsters who feed on human blood. As her battles ...
Style: atmospheric, exciting, captivating, tense, serious ...
Plot: supernatural, deadly creature, village, good versus evil, sword, violence, friendship, japanese schoolgirl, rivalry, parents and children, family relations, high school ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%