Movies like Akira

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Akira (1988)
 8.0
 166K
Akira (1988)
Original name: アキラ
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Childhood friends Tetsuo and Kaneda are pulled into the post-apocalyptic underworld of Neo-Tokyo and forced to fight for their very survival. Kaneda is a bike gang leader, and Tetsuo is a member of a tough motorcycle crew who becomes involved in a covert government project called Akira. But a bloody battle ensues when Kaneda sets out to save his friend.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, cult film, serious, talky, futuristic, intense, breathtaking, twists and turns, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, military, motorcycle gang, experiment, protest, mutation, government corruption, distopia, scientist, nuclear holocaust, save the world, hallucination, gang, suprisingly clever, post apocalypse, hallucinations, government, battles, graphic violence, good versus evil, anti hero, nightmare, anger, interrogation, chaos ...
Time: future, 21st century, 80s, 2010s, year 2019
Place: japan, tokyo, asia

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Most similar movies to Akira

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, stylized, suspenseful and futuristic films with plots about danger, heroes, violence, imaginary, storytelling, chaos and escapades mostly in Animation, Sci-Fi and Action genres. Some movies like Akira: Ghost in the Shell (1995), Memories (1995), Paprika (2006), Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2001), Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Ghost in the Shell (1995)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In the year 2029, the barriers of our world have been broken down by the net and by cybernetics, but this brings new vulnerability to humans in the form of brain-hacking. When a highly-wanted hacker known as 'The Puppetmaster' begins ...
Style: mind bending, futuristic, exciting, philosophical, atmospheric ...
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, artificial intelligence, policewoman, cyborgs, hacker, technology gone awry, distopia, mind game, chase, androids and robots, cyberspace ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 7.6
 16K
Memories (1995)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, 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: 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
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 72K
Paprika (2006)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patient's dreams is stolen, all hell breaks loose. Only a young female therapist can stop it: Paprika.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, psychological, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: surveillance, investigation, villain, mental illness, deception, fairy, dreams, scientist, research, psychiatrist, human nature, introspection ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Mars. Days before Halloween 2071. Villains blow up a tanker truck on Highway One, releasing a deadly virus that kills hundreds. Fearing a bigger, even more devastating biochemical attack, an astronomical reward is offered for the arrest and capture ...
Style: atmospheric, witty, surreal, exciting, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: chase, terrorism, mars, danger, good versus evil, outer space, anti heroes, anti hero, martial arts, bounty hunter, vengeance, partners ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Yu Yu Hakusho: The Movie - Poltergeist Report (1994)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When the Spirit World is flooded due to an unusual rainfall which overflows the River Sanzu (aka the River Styx), Lord Koenma senses an extremely powerful enemy. He entrusts Death God Botan, to deliver to Spirit Detective Yusuke, a mysterious item ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, stylized
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: rivalry, ghost, good versus evil, curses spells and rituals, kidnapping, afterlife, anti hero, anti heroes, escapades, supernatural, imaginary, adventure ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade (1999)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A member of an elite paramilitary counter-terrorism unit becomes traumatized after witnessing the suicide bombing of a young girl and is forced to undergo retraining. However, unbeknownst to him, he becomes a key player in a dispute between rival ...
Style: bleak, stylized, exciting, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, world war two, distopia, swat team, resistance fighter, little red riding hood, beast, terrorism, suicide, fairy, life is a bitch, deadly ...
Place: japan, tokyo, poland, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.9
 2K
Oldman Z (1991)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 80 min.
Story: An old man is being treated specially by the Department of Health under the so-called Project Z, a special nursing bed with a 6th generation computer on board. When the pain and loneliness of the old man reaches his ex-private nurse, she decides to ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, stylized, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: satire, escapades, society, rivalry, disorder, chaos, nursing, space wars, danger, man versus machine, a.i., golden years ...
Time: 21st century
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (2000)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: D has been hired to track down Meier Link, a notoriously powerful vampire who has abducted a woman, Charlotte Elbourne. D's orders are strict - find Charlotte, at any cost. For the first time, D faces serious competition. The Markus Brothers, a ...
Style: gothic, serious, gloomy, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: vampire, dark fantasy, woman in danger, monster, supernatural, gory, adventure, danger, bounty hunter, immortality, kidnapping, rescue ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Appleseed Ex Machina (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: As members of ESWAT, the elite forces serving Olympus, Deunan and Briaereos they are deployed everywhere trouble strikes. Olympus finds itself under a stealth attack - cyborg terrorism, deadly nanotech zealots, and rioting citizens are just some of ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, mecha, futuristic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: androids and robots, cyborgs, computer animation, terrorism, imaginary, a.i., future dystopia, chaos and mayhem, heroic mission, battles, military, clones ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 4K
Spriggan (1998)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An elite superhuman agent must stop a foreign military unit from seizing control of an ancient artifact that holds the key to ultimate power.
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, suspenseful, biblical ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car chase, mountain, good versus evil, danger, save the world, secret agents, military, superhuman powers, swat team, ghost, adventure, superhero ...
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey, pentagon, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 20K
Metropolis (2001)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Duke Red has overseen the construction of a massive Ziggurat to extend his power across the whole planet. Tima, a robot-girl built in the image of his deceased daughter, is at the core of these plans. However, after escaping the Duke's clutches ...
Style: futuristic, atmospheric, bleak, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: metropolis, robot, megalomaniac, artificial intelligence, heroic mission, world domination, adventure, save the day, self discovery, uncover truth, androids and robots, society ...
Time: future, 1930s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
Birdboy: The Forgotten Children (2015)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Spain, Japan, USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Birdboy and his animal friends plan their escape from an ecologically devastated island in this surreal, animated fantasy.
Style: disturbing, gloomy, captivating, psychological, tense ...
Plot: stranded, monster, nightmare, cemetery, pursuit, murder, island, police, death, hallucination, friends, escape ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Patlabor 2: The Movie (1993)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A Japanese police unit who use giant anthropomorphic robots (called Labors) is caught up in a political struggle between the civilian authorities and the military when a terrorist act is blamed on an Air Force jet. With the aid of a government ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, atmospheric, futuristic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, take over, chaos, weapon system, political unrest, urban, political intrigue, chaos and mayhem, rebelliousness, partners, law enforcement, state affairs ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, robot, conspiracy, police, save the day, crimes, technology gone awry, future dystopia, neo noir, space travel, computers and web, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (1997)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The second of two theatrically released follow-ups to the Neon Genesis Evangelion series. Comprising of two alternate episodes which were first intended to take the place of episodes 25 and 26, this finale answers many of the questions surrounding ...
Style: psychological, mecha, futuristic, twist ending, surreal ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: philosophy, insanity, loneliness, evil alien, violence, youth, apocalypse, rebirth, space wars, end of the world, catastrophe, afterlife ...
Time: 21st century, future, 2010s
Place: tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Groundbreaking director Mamoru Oshii continues to push the boundaries of art and anime with this universally acclaimed cyber thriller following cyborg detective Batou as he tries to unravel the reasons for a murderous robot revolt in the year 2032. ...
Style: futuristic, serious, suspenseful, enigmatic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cyborgs, cyberpunk, investigation, androids, androids and robots, crimes, computers and web, imaginary, mind game, good versus evil, fighting crime, uncover truth ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Armitage III: Polymatrix (1996)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ross Sylibus is assigned to a police unit on a Martian colony, to find that women are being murdered by a psychotic named D'anclaude. He is assigned a very unorthodox partner named Naomi Armitage, who seems to have links to the victims. To stir ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, stylized, bleak, futuristic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, rivalry, fighting the system, escapades, chaos, life is a bitch, rebellion, danger, future dystopia, heroic mission, haunted by the past, technology gone awry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After the Second Impact, Tokyo-3 is being attacked by giant creatures called Angels that seek to eradicate humankind. The child Shinji's objective is to fight the Angels by piloting one of the mysterious Evangelion mecha units. A remake of the ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, exciting, serious, saga ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, chaos, pilot, battles, angel, androids and robots, save the world, adventure, supernatural, future dystopia, danger, heroes ...
Time: near future
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Fantastic Planet (1973)
Genre: Animation, Sci-Fi
Country: France, Czechoslovakia
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Fantastic Planet tells the story of “Oms”, human-like creatures, kept as domesticated pets by an alien race of blue giants called “Draags”. The story takes place on the Draags’ planet Ygam, where we follow our narrator, an Om called Terr, ...
Style: surreal, psychedelic, futuristic, adult animation, atmospheric ...
Plot: distopia, pets, nudity (full frontal - brief), injustice, revolution, rebelliousness, captivity, heroic mission, graphic violence, nosy, power relations, distant planet ...
Time: future
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: 14 years after third impact, Ikari Shinji awakens to a world he does not remember. He hasn't aged. Much of Earth is laid in ruins, Nerv has been dismantled, and people who he once protected have turned against him. Befriending the enigmatic ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, bleak, surreal, futuristic ...
Plot: space travel, androids and robots, future dystopia, imaginary, save the world, society, young heroes, life is a bitch, escapades, worldwide chaos, danger, apocalypse ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.0
 18K
Appleseed (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In a utopian society created at the end of the third world war, a female warrior who has been plucked from the badlands begins to see cracks in this new facade. And what does this community have planned for the rest of humankind?
Style: mecha, exciting, futuristic, stylized, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cyberpunk, cyborgs, androids and robots, a.i., vestiges of humanity, genetic engineering, apocalypse, imaginary, graphic violence, adventure, danger, post apocalypse ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, rough, futuristic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: murder, chaos, ghost, crimes, adventure, man versus machine, supernatural, a.i., rescue, woman in danger, future dystopia, investigation ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Under constant attack by monstrous creatures called Angels that seek to eradicate humankind, U.N. Special Agency NERV introduces two new EVA pilots to help defend the city of Tokyo-3: the mysterious Makinami Mari Illustrous and the intense Asuka ...
Style: mecha, atmospheric, futuristic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: giant robots, post apocalypse, apocalypse, giant, imaginary, good versus evil, danger, escapades, man versus machine, evil alien, adventure, heroes ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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: scary, stylized, serious, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, future dystopia, deadly creature, mutant, bio weapon, survival, battle zone, genetic mutation, infection, genetic engineering, infected, deadly ...
Time: future, 21st century, 80s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Battle Angel Alita (1993)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 54 min.
Story: A Hunter Warrior and cyborg healer named Ido formerly lived in the floating land of Zalem, the paradise that hovers above the refuse heap of Scrap Iron City in which he now resides with his former lover, Chiren. In his travels as a bounty hunter — ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough, bleak, futuristic
Plot: cyberpunk, bounty hunter, distopia, androids and robots, nudity (full frontal - brief), apocalypse, robot, cyborgs, graphic violence, future dystopia, genetic engineering, killer robot ...
Time: future, quarry
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
Ghost in the Shell Arise - Border 4: Ghost Stands Alone (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 59 min.
Story: The upcoming installment's story takes place amidst signs of postwar reconstruction in the winter of 2028. Tensions are rising in New Port City as demonstrations are held concerning the interests of foreign cartels. This leads to a shooting ...
Style: stylized, futuristic, dark, humorous, twists and turns ...
Plot: cyborgs, androids and robots, technology gone awry, imaginary, cyberpunk, fighting crime, law enforcement, a.i., chases and races, uncover truth, track down, danger ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.0
 21K
Immortal (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: France, Italy, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: New York City in the year 2095 where genetically altered humans live side by side with unaltered men and women.
Style: futuristic, serious, suspenseful, stylized, psychotronic ...
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, dark fantasy, society, memory loss, heroes, escapades, battles, tombs and skeletons, mutant, imagination, transformation ...
Time: future
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.8
 7K
Vexille (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: 2067: Isolation: Japan seals herself off from the eyes of the world in the face of unilateral international policy setting strict limits on the use of robotic technology. The island nation exists only behind a veil of seclusion. No soul shall ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: artificial intelligence, cyberpunk, androids and robots, terrorism, man versus machine, future dystopia, heroic mission, isolation, research, chaos, save the world, heroes ...
Time: future, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Starship Troopers: Invasion (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A distant Federation outpost Fort Casey comes under attack by bugs. The team on the fast attack ship Alesia is assigned to help the Starship John A. Warden stationed in Fort Casey evacuate along with the survivors and bring military intelligence ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, adult animation, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space wars, survival, outer space, deadly, military, soldier, distant planet, mad scientist, creature, future war, insect, daring rescue ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Superman vs. The Elite (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: The Man of Steel finds himself outshone by a new team of ruthless superheroes who hold his idealism in contempt.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, psychotronic, entertaining ...
Plot: superhuman, superhero, superhero team, anti hero, anti heroes, super strength, heroes, danger, imaginary, escapades, superman character, justice ...
Time: 2010s
Place: england, manchester, manchester england, tokyo, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%