20 Movies Like Akira

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Akira

Akira
Akira
Internet Movie Database: 8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
Metacritic: 67/100
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Runtime: 124 min
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama
Awards: 1 win
Writer: Katsuhiro Ôtomo, Izô Hashimoto
Actors: Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama
Language: Japanese
Country: Japan
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The Akira movie is a cyberpunk animated film set in post-apocalyptic Tokyo, following a group of biker gang members who become entangled in a government conspiracy involving psychic powers and a mysterious entity known as Akira.

Ghost in the Shell

Ghost in the Shell
Ghost in the Shell
Internet Movie Database: 6.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 42%
Metacritic: 52/100
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Runtime: 107 min
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Awards: 3 wins & 6 nominations
Writer: Shirow Masamune, Jamie Moss, William Wheeler
Actors: Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk, Takeshi Kitano
Language: English, Japanese
Country: United States, India, Hong Kong, China, Canada
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The Ghost in the Shell movie is about a cyborg policewoman who hunts down a mysterious hacker known as the Puppet Master, leading her to question her own identity and reality in a futuristic cyberpunk world.

Blade Runner

Blade Runner
Blade Runner
Internet Movie Database: 8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
Metacritic: 84/100
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Runtime: 117 min
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. 13 wins & 22 nominations total
Writer: Hampton Fancher, David Webb Peoples, Philip K. Dick
Actors: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young
Language: English, German, Cantonese, Japanese, Hungarian, Arabic, Korean
Country: United States, United Kingdom
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“Blade Runner is a science fiction film set in a dystopian future where a retired police officer, known as a blade runner, is tasked with tracking down and eliminating rogue synthetic humans, known as replicants, who are seeking extended lifespans.”

The Matrix

The Matrix
The Matrix
Internet Movie Database: 8.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 83%
Metacritic: 73/100
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Runtime: 136 min
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Awards: Won 4 Oscars. 42 wins & 52 nominations total
Writer: Lilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
Actors: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss
Language: English
Country: United States, Australia
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“The Matrix” is a science fiction film set in a dystopian future where humans are unknowingly trapped in a simulated reality called the Matrix, while a group of rebels fight to free them and expose the truth.

Metropolis

Metropolis
Metropolis
Internet Movie Database: 8.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 97%
Metacritic: 98/100
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Runtime: 153 min
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Awards: 6 wins & 6 nominations
Writer: Thea von Harbou, Fritz Lang
Actors: Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel, Gustav Fröhlich
Language: German, English
Country: Germany
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The Metropolis movie is a 1927 German expressionist science-fiction film directed by Fritz Lang. It portrays a futuristic city divided between the wealthy elite and the working class, exploring themes of social inequality and the dehumanizing effects of industrialization.

Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion

Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion
Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion
Internet Movie Database: 8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
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Runtime: 87 min
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama
Awards: 2 wins
Writer: Hideaki Anno
Actors: Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara, Yûko Miyamura
Language: Japanese
Country: Japan
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Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion movie is a psychological science fiction film that serves as an alternate ending to the Neon Genesis Evangelion anime series. It explores the final stages of the apocalyptic conflict between the human organization NERV and mysterious entities known as Angels.

Paprika

Paprika
Paprika
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 86%
Metacritic: 81/100
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Runtime: 90 min
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Awards: 6 wins & 5 nominations
Writer: Yasutaka Tsutsui, Seishi Minakami, Satoshi Kon
Actors: Megumi Hayashibara, Tôru Emori, Katsunosuke Hori
Language: Japanese, English
Country: Japan
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“Paprika” is a Japanese animated film that follows a psychologist named Atsuko Chiba, who uses a device called the DC Mini to enter people’s dreams and help them with their mental issues. However, when the DC Mini is stolen and used to manipulate people’s minds, Atsuko must become her alter ego, Paprika, to stop the chaos and uncover the truth.

Perfect Blue

Perfect Blue
Perfect Blue
Internet Movie Database: 8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 83%
Metacritic: 67/100
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Runtime: 81 min
Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama
Awards: 3 wins & 3 nominations
Writer: Sadayuki Murai, Yoshikazu Takeuchi, Rika Takahashi
Actors: Junko Iwao, Rica Matsumoto, Shinpachi Tsuji
Language: English, Japanese
Country: Japan
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“Perfect Blue” is a psychological thriller anime film that follows a former pop idol as she becomes the target of a stalker, leading to a series of disturbing events that blur the line between reality and fantasy, ultimately exploring themes of identity and obsession.

Aeon Flux

Creating a World: Aeon Flux
Creating a World: Aeon Flux
Internet Movie Database: 5.4/10
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Runtime: 21 min
Genre: Short
Awards: N/A
Writer: N/A
Actors: David Gale, Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi, Peter Chung
Language: English
Country: USA
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The Aeon Flux movie is a science fiction action film set in a dystopian future where a skilled assassin named Aeon Flux uncovers a dark conspiracy while battling a totalitarian regime.

The Animatrix

The Animatrix
The Animatrix
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
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Runtime: 100 min
Seasons: N/A
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Awards: 2 wins & 4 nominations
Writer: Lilly Wachowski (screenplay "The Matrix"), Lana Wachowski (screenplay "The Matrix"), Lilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, Yoshiaki Kawajiri, Kôji Morimoto, Shin'ichirô Watanabe, Peter Chung
Actors: James Arnold Taylor, Julia Fletcher, Dwight Schultz
Language: English, Japanese
Country: United States, Japan
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The Animatrix is a collection of nine animated short films that explore the world of The Matrix, delving into its history, characters, and the events leading up to the original film. It offers a deeper understanding of the Matrix universe and its themes of artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and the human condition.

Battle Angel

Battle Angel
Battle Angel
Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
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Runtime: 54 min
Seasons: 1
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama
Awards: N/A
Writer: Yukito Kishiro (comic), Akinori Endô
Actors: Miki Itô, Shunsuke Kariya, Kappei Yamaguchi
Language: Japanese
Country: Japan
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The Battle Angel movie is about a young cyborg who awakens with no memory of her past and becomes a skilled warrior, navigating a dangerous world while searching for her true identity. Along the way, she discovers her extraordinary abilities and fights against powerful forces threatening her existence.

Cowboy Bebop: The Movie

Cowboy Bebop: The Movie
Cowboy Bebop: The Movie
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 67%
Metacritic: 61/100
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Runtime: 115 min
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime
Awards: 2 nominations
Writer: Keiko Nobumoto, Sunrise, Shin'ichirô Watanabe
Actors: Beau Billingslea, Melissa Fahn, Nicholas Guest
Language: Japanese, English
Country: Japan, United States
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Cowboy Bebop: The Movie is about a group of bounty hunters in space who must stop a terrorist plot to unleash a deadly virus on Mars, while also confronting their own personal demons and past traumas.

Dark City

Dark City
Dark City
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Metacritic: 66/100
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Runtime: 100 min
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Awards: 12 wins & 19 nominations
Writer: Alex Proyas, Lem Dobbs, David S. Goyer
Actors: Rufus Sewell, Kiefer Sutherland, Jennifer Connelly
Language: English
Country: Australia, United States
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“Dark City” is a sci-fi noir film set in a mysterious city where the inhabitants are manipulated and their memories altered by a group of powerful beings known as the Strangers. A man named John Murdoch wakes up with no memories and becomes the key to unraveling the truth and saving the city from their control.

Ergo Proxy

Ergo Proxy
Ergo Proxy
Internet Movie Database: 7.9/10
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Runtime: 25 min
Seasons: 1
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
Awards: N/A
Writer: Shûkô Murase
Actors: Kôji Yusa, Akiko Yajima, Liam O'Brien
Language: Japanese
Country: Japan
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The Ergo Proxy movie is a cyberpunk psychological thriller set in a post-apocalyptic world, following a detective named Re-l Mayer as she investigates a series of murders that ultimately uncover a deep conspiracy involving the nature of humanity and the meaning of existence.

Gantz:O

Gantz: O
Gantz: O
Internet Movie Database: 7.1/10
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Runtime: 95 min
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama
Awards: N/A
Writer: Hiroya Oku, Tsutomu Kuroiwa
Actors: Daisuke Ono, Mao Ichimichi, Tomohiro Kaku
Language: Japanese
Country: Japan
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“Gantz:O” is a sci-fi action film where a group of recently deceased individuals are resurrected by a mysterious black sphere called Gantz. They are forced to participate in a deadly game, battling against monstrous creatures to earn points and potentially gain their freedom.

Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade

Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade
Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 52%
Metacritic: 59/100
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Runtime: 102 min
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama
Awards: 4 wins & 2 nominations
Writer: Mamoru Oshii, Robert Chomiak, Satoshi Kon
Actors: Michael Dobson, Yoshikazu Fujiki, Sumi Mutoh
Language: Japanese
Country: Japan
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Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade is a dystopian anime film set in an alternate history where an elite paramilitary unit clashes with a group of rebels in a politically charged society, exploring themes of identity, loyalty, and the consequences of violence.

Memories

Memories
Memories
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
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Runtime: 113 min
Genre: Animation, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Awards: 1 win
Writer: Satoshi Kon, Katsuhiro Ôtomo
Actors: Marc Swint, Robbie Daymond, Frank Todaro
Language: Japanese, English, Italian
Country: Japan
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The movie “Memories” is an anthology of three short films, each exploring different themes of memory, dreams, and the human psyche. Through stunning animation and storytelling, it delves into the complexities of human emotions and the impact of memories on our lives.

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
Internet Movie Database: 8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 90%
Metacritic: 86/100
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Runtime: 117 min
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Awards: 3 wins & 1 nomination
Writer: Hayao Miyazaki, Cindy Davis, Donald H. Hewitt
Actors: Sumi Shimamoto, Mahito Tsujimura, Hisako Kyôda
Language: Japanese, English
Country: Japan
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“Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind” is a post-apocalyptic animated film about a young princess named Nausicaä who tries to save her people and restore harmony to a world plagued by toxic forests and warring nations.

Serial Experiments Lain

Serial Experiments Lain
Serial Experiments Lain
Internet Movie Database: 8.1/10
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Runtime: 316 min
Seasons: 1
Genre: Animation, Drama, Horror
Awards: N/A
Writer: Yasuyuki Ueda
Actors: Kaori Shimizu, Bridget Hoffman, Dan Lorge
Language: Japanese, English
Country: Japan
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The Serial Experiments Lain movie, “Serial Experiments Lain: The Nightmare of Fabrication,” is a continuation of the original anime series. It delves deeper into the complex themes of identity, reality, and technology, as Lain navigates a surreal world where the boundaries between the virtual and the real become increasingly blurred.

Steamboy

Steamboy
Steamboy
Internet Movie Database: 6.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 60%
Metacritic: 66/100
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Runtime: 126 min
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
Awards: 3 wins
Writer: Sadayuki Murai, Katsuhiro Ôtomo
Actors: Anna Paquin, Patrick Stewart, Alfred Molina
Language: Japanese, English
Country: Japan
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The Steamboy movie is an animated steampunk adventure that follows a young inventor named Ray Steam as he battles against a corrupt industrialist to protect a powerful steam ball and prevent it from falling into the wrong hands.

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