Scott Pilgrim Takes Off is a comedy-action animated series created by Bryan Lee O’Malley and BenDavid Grabinski. The Netflix series is based on a graphic novel titled Scott Pilgrim by O’Malley, and it is set in an alternate world than we saw in the graphic novel and the 2010 Edgar Wright adaptation. In the new series, we see Scott losing his battle with Ramona’s first Evil Ex and dying, but when Ramona finds out that Scott might not be dead. She investigates his disappearance. The whole cast from the 2010 film return to voice their respective characters including Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Chris Evans, Kieran Culkin, Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza, Brie Larson, Jason Schwartzman, Satya Bhabha, and many more. So, if you loved Netflix’s new adaptation here are some similar movies and shows you could watch next.
Scott Pilgrim vs. The Animation
Synopsis: High school student Scott Pilgrim starts a band with Lisa Miller and battles Simon Lee to rescue, romance, and recruit drummer Kim Pine.
The Umbrella Academy (Netflix)
Synopsis: On the same day in 1989, forty-three infants are inexplicably born to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before. Seven are adopted by a billionaire who creates The Umbrella Academy and prepares his “children” to save the world. Now, the six surviving members reunite upon the news of their father’s passing and must work together to solve a mystery surrounding his death. But the estranged family begins to come apart due to their divergent personalities and abilities, not to mention the imminent threat of a global apocalypse. The Umbrella Academy is based on the comic book series created and written by Gerard Way, illustrated by Gabriel Bá, and published by Dark Horse Comics.
Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist (Rent on Prime Video)
Synopsis: After a chance encounter, Nick and Norah embark on a journey through New York’s indie rock scene on a quest to find the secret show of a legendary band, and wind up finding each other.
Misfits (Hulu & Prime Video)
Synopsis: Awarded the BAFTA for best drama series, Misfits follows a group of ASBO teenagers who develop strange powers after they are caught in a freak storm. This comedy drama series first aired in the UK in November 2009 to massive critical acclaim and went on to receive a host of awards and nominations.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (Netflix & Rent on Prime Video)
Synopsis: Game on! Scott Pilgrim just met the girl of his dreams…literally. But in order for them to date, he must defeat her seven evil exes—a rogues’ gallery, including an infamous skateboarder, a vegan rock star and fearsome identical twins! From the genre-smashing director of Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead comes “a true original” (Entertainment Weekly) powered up by wit, action and groundbreaking visuals that you will want to watch again as soon as it’s over!
Reaper (Rent on Prime Video)
Synopsis: 21 year-old slacker Sam Oliver learns that his parents sold his soul to the devil before he was born, and now Sam has to repay the debt by becoming the Devil’s bounty hunter, retrieving souls that have somehow escaped from Hell.
Shaun of the Dead (Hulu & Rent on Prime Video)
Synopsis: Edgar Wright’s SHAUN OF THE DEAD follows the bloody funny adventures of underachiever Shaun (Simon Pegg) and his best mate Ed (Nick Frost) as they cope with a zombie invasion of North London and attempt to rescue Shaun’s girlfriend Liz (Kate Ashfield) and his Mum, Barbara (Penelope Wilton). Also starring Bill Nighy.
Dead Like Me (Prime Video)
Synopsis: Centers on a disaffected young woman who is suddenly killed when a piece of the MIR space station hurtles to Earth and hits her in the head. Georgia (George) Lass is surprised to discover that an afterlife does exist, and that she’s already been assigned a job. Her new boss is Rube, a “reaper” — one of the many who pluck the souls of the living and escort them to their eternal reward.
The World’s End (Rent on Prime Video)
Synopsis: Simon Pegg and Nick Frost reteam with director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) in this wildly entertaining thrill ride that critics call “funny as hell” (Richard Roeper, WLS-AM Chicago) and “sheer comic perfection” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone). Twenty years after their first epic pub crawl attempt, the “five musketeers” reunite in their home town to complete the ultimate challenge – one night, five friends, twelve bars – a boozy quest on which only the strongest will survive. But after a bizarre series of encounters with the out-of-this-world locals, they soon realize that reaching their final pub, The World’s End, may be the least of their troubles. They’re having the time of their lives, ready to take on the world…but tonight they may have to save it.
Kung Fu Hustle (Rent on Prime Video)
Synopsis: A hapless wanna be gangster, Sing, must overcome his inability to wield a knife and demonstrate his mettle in order to become a member of the notorious Axe Gang. The Axe Gang, meanwhile, want to reign supreme by occupying the most coveted territory, which is a sacred street protected by an unlikely cast of characters, many of whom are highly skilled kung fu masters disguised as ordinary people. After several encounters with thugs and a fearsome adversary known as the Beast, Sing overcomes his inadequacy and realizes he is the greatest kung fu master of them all, destined to protect the sacred street.