Movies like The Animatrix

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The Animatrix (2003)
 7.4
 71K
The Animatrix (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Straight from the creators of the groundbreaking Matrix trilogy, this collection of short animated films from the world's leading anime directors fuses computer graphics and Japanese anime to provide the background of the Matrix universe and the conflict between man and machines. The shorts include Final Flight of the Osiris, The Second Renaissance, Kid's Story, Program, World Record, Beyond, A Detective Story and Matriculated.
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, bleak, atmospheric, philosophical, stylized, serious, sequel to cult film, anthology ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, man versus machine, save the world, cyberpunk, technology gone awry, alternate reality, danger, a.i., heroes, cyberspace, fighting the system, uncover truth, imaginary, life is a bitch, resistance, heroic mission, mind control, rivalry, hacker, androids and robots, society, apocalypse, vestiges of humanity, female warrior, underground ...
Time: future, 21st century, 22nd century
Place: japan, tokyo

Most similar movies to The Animatrix

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, stylized, suspenseful and exciting films with plots about danger, imaginary, heroes, rivalry, chaos, androids and robots and future dystopia mostly in Action, Sci-Fi and Animation genres. Some movies like The Animatrix: The Matrix (1999), Appleseed Ex Machina (2007), The Matrix Revolutions (2003), Ghost in the Shell 2.0 (2008), Appleseed (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.7
 1.7M
The Matrix (1999)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Set in the 22nd century, The Matrix tells the story of a computer hacker who joins a group of underground insurgents fighting the vast and powerful computers who now rule the earth.
Style: mind bending, philosophical, thought provoking, cerebral, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: future dystopia, artificial intelligence, distopia, cyberpunk, chosen one, man versus machine, existentialism, alternate reality, hacker, virtual reality, save the world, philosophy ...
Time: future, 90s, 1990s, 21st century, 20th century ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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%
The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The human city of Zion defends itself against the massive invasion of the machines as Neo fights to end the war at another front while also opposing the rogue Agent Smith.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, bleak, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: cyberpunk, artificial intelligence, man versus machine, alternate reality, freedom, chosen one, warrior, virtual reality, precognition, save the world, post apocalypse, heroes ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Ghost in the Shell 2.0 (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In the year 2029, Section 9, a group of cybernetically enhanced cops, are called in to investigate and stop a highly-wanted hacker known as 'The Puppetmaster'. Ghost in the Shell 2.0 is a reproduced version of its original 1995 ...
Style: exciting, stylized, atmospheric, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: cyberpunk, female spy, cyberspace, androids and robots, terrorism, hacker, woman fights a man, future dystopia, anti heroine, mind game, uncover truth, good versus evil ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: In the future when technological enhancements and robotics are a way of life, Major Motoko Kusanagi and Section 9 take care of the jobs that are too difficult for the police. Section 9 employs hackers, sharpshooters, detectives and cyborgs all in an ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, futuristic, rough, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cyberpunk, androids and robots, cyberspace, cyborgs, man versus machine, hacker, a.i., investigation, mind game, robot, chaos and mayhem, apocalypse ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2030s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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%
 8.0
 13K
Ergo Proxy (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Ergo Proxy is a science fiction suspense anime television series, produced by Manglobe, which premiered across Japan on 25 February 2006 on the WOWOW satellite network. It is directed by Shukō Murase, with screenplay by Dai Satō et al.. Ergo Proxy ...
Style: exciting, atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Plot: cyberpunk, society, murder, future dystopia, androids and robots, investigation, utopia, adventure, apocalypse, mysterious character, danger, mystery ...
Time: future
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
36%
Movie in collections
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - Solid State Society (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story takes place in the year 2034, two years after the events in Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. 2nd GIG. Female cyborg Major Motoko Kusanagi has left Public Security Section 9, an elite counter-terrorist and anti-crime unit specializing in ...
Style: suspenseful, futuristic, atmospheric, stylized, serious
Plot: androids and robots, hacker, cyberspace, future dystopia, terrorism, politics, crimes, imaginary, adventure, investigation, a.i., fighting crime ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2030s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Led by a strange dream, scientist Aki Ross struggles to collect the eight spirits in the hope of creating a force powerful enough to protect the planet. With the aid of the Deep Eyes Squadron and her mentor, Dr. Sid, Aki must save the Earth from its ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: computer animation, infected, space station, alien, scientist, space travel, military, save the world, post apocalypse, human versus alien, adventure, heroic mission ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: tucson arizona, new york, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 563
Ark (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, South Korea
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The population of the planet Alcyone is split in two; the cultures of the Ceveans and the Storrions are locked in eternal war, destroying their home. Led by their priestess Amiel, the Ceveans constructed the Ark in an attempt to flee their world, ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, exciting, futuristic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, heroic mission, adventure, good versus evil, danger, escapades, destiny, society, imaginary, rivalry, save the world, man versus machine ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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%
 7.1
 134K
9 (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: When 9 first comes to life, he finds himself in a post-apocalyptic world. All humans are gone, and it is only by chance that he discovers a small community of others like him taking refuge from fearsome machines that roam the earth intent on their ...
Style: surreal, suspenseful, futuristic, serious, bleak ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: vestiges of humanity, steampunk, post apocalypse, technology gone awry, save the world, man versus machine, fate of humanity, apocalypse, danger, parallel world, heroes, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
 6.7
 9K
Sky Blue (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: South Korea, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Civilization has been destroyed by war and pollution, but the survivors have built the last city of Ecoban. As most natural resources have been exhausted, Ecoban is powered by pollution. The citizens of Ecoban need to continue creating this ...
Style: atmospheric, exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: contamination, apocalypse, save the world, adventure, leadership, heroic mission, society, chaos, future dystopia, danger, escapades, resistance ...
Time: future, 22nd century, 2000s
Place: korea, japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Terminator Salvation: The Machinima Series (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 14 min.
TV show
Story: In the Year 2016, Resistance fighter Blair Williams embarks on a deadly mission to search for a threat that is weakening humanity's defense against the self-aware artificial intelligence called Skynet and it's lethal Terminators.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, serious, adult animation
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: battles, terminator, man versus machine, adventure, rivalry, heroes, manhunt, save the world, daring rescue, future dystopia, technology gone awry, redemption ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 ⇓
31%
TRON: Uprising (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: TRON: Uprising is an American animated science fiction television series, part of the TRON franchise, that aired on Disney XD in the United States from May 18, 2012 to January 28, 2013. The series is directed by Charlie Bean, who also acts as ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful, surreal ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: rebellion, virtual reality, adventure, cyberspace, danger, man versus machine, heroic, fictional reality, heroes, leader, escapades, warrior ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Six months after the events depicted in The Matrix, Neo has proved to be a good omen for the free humans, as more and more humans are being freed from the matrix and brought to Zion, the one and only stronghold of the Resistance. Neo himself has ...
Style: philosophical, exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, man versus machine, alternate reality, artificial intelligence, post apocalypse, virtual reality, chosen one, mind control, precognition, save the world, heroes ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 23rd century ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
Movie in collections
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 ⇓
33%
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 ⇓
30%
The Invincible Iron Man (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When a cocky industrialist's efforts to raise an ancient Chinese temple leads him to be seriously wounded and captured by enemy forces, he must use his ideas for a revolutionary power armor in order to fight back as a superhero.
Style: serious, exciting, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: billionaire, superhero, masked hero, save the world, androids and robots, heroes, battles, prophecy, heroic mission, rivalry, danger, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 ⇓
30%
Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: When time travel allows a past wrong to be righted for The Flash and his family, the ripples of the event prove disastrous as a fractured, alternate reality now exists where a Justice League never formed, and even Superman is nowhere to be found. ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, exciting, intense, emotional ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: superhero, alternate timeline, changing the past or future, save the world, hopes, race against time, time travel, adventure, heroes, danger, chases and races, villain ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, future
Place: usa, london, washington d.c., paris france, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 2K
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
Plot: superhero, vampire, heroic mission, good versus evil, adventure, save the world, chaos, battles, danger, escapades, supernatural, rivalry ...
Place: japan, europe, asia, tokyo, prague ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Appleseed Alpha (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Based on the comic book by the creator of Ghost in the Shell, a young female soldier Deunan and her cyborg partner Briareos survive through the post World War 3 apocalyptic New York in search of human's future hope, the legendary city of ...
Style: mecha, exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: androids and robots, cyborgs, cyberpunk, post apocalypse, danger, save the world, heroic mission, good versus evil, post apocalyptic, graphic violence, heroes, demolished city ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: new york, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
Superman: Unbound (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Based on the Geoff Johns/Gary Frank 2008 release "Superman: Brainiac," Superman: Unbound finds the horrific force responsible for the destruction of Krypton (Brainiac) descending upon Earth. Brainiac has crossed the universe, collecting ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: save the world, superhero, good versus evil, heroes, super strength, superhuman powers, heroic mission, killer robot, save the day, danger, imaginary, adventure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 ⇓
29%
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 ⇓
29%
 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 ⇓
29%
Xenosaga: The Animation (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: 4000 years have passed since humanity abandoned Earth. Forced to fight an alien form of life, Gnosis, mankind developed KOS-MOS - a battle android with amazing capabilities. When a ship carrying android is being attacked, KOS-MOS gets activated and ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, mecha, bleak
Plot: adventure, heroic mission, space travel, heroes, rivalry, save the world, unstoppable, chaos, battles, spacecraft, uncontrollable, future dystopia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%