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5 Centimeters Per Second (2007)
 7.6
 45K
5 Centimeters Per Second (2007)
Original name: 秒速5センチメートル
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 63 min.
Story: Takaki and Akari are two classmates in elementary school. During their time together they have become close friends. Their relationship is tested when Akari moves to another city because of her parents' jobs. Both of them struggle to keep their friendship alive, as time and distance slowly pulls them apart. When Takaki finds out that he is moving further away, he decides to visit Akari one last time.
Style: touching, scenic, sad, romantic, emotional, sentimental, gloomy, serious, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: teenage love, train, love and romance, lovers apart, young lovers, romance, hopes, friendship, letter, life philosophy, surf, dreaming, love, best friends, first love, youth, on the road, friends, childhood sweetheart, dreams, destiny, pianist, looking for love, classmates, human nature ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, future, 1990s, 2000s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, sentimental and emotional films with plots about friendship, youth, romance, love and romance, love, coming of age and high school mostly in Drama, Animation and Romance genres. Some movies like 5 Centimeters Per Second: Your Name (2016), The Garden of Words (2013), Whisper of the Heart (1995), Only Yesterday (1991), The Illusionist (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Your Name (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: High schoolers Mitsuha and Taki are complete strangers living separate lives. But one night, they suddenly switch places. Mitsuha wakes up in Taki’s body, and he in hers. This bizarre occurrence continues to happen randomly, and the two must ...
Style: touching, romantic, captivating, scenic, emotional ...
Plot: school, body swapping, time travel, memory loss, destiny, death, race against time, romance, star crossed lovers, supernatural, schoolgirl, evacuation ...
Place: tokyo, japan
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100%
The Garden of Words (2013)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Takao, who is training to become a shoemaker, skipped school and is sketching shoes in a Japanese-style garden. He meets a mysterious woman, Yukino, who is older than him. Then, without arranging the times, the two start to see each other again and ...
Style: touching, romantic, colourful, atmospheric, sweet ...
Plot: love and romance, older woman younger man relationship, rainy, chance meeting, unlikely couple, grownups, shyness, shoemaker, young lovers, gossip, coming of age, chocolate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
Whisper of the Heart (1995)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Music, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Shizuku lives a simple life, dominated by her love for stories and writing. One day she notices that all the library books she has have been previously checked out by the same person: 'Seiji Amasawa'. Curious as to who he is, Shizuku meets ...
Style: touching, uplifting, realistic, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: teenage love, follow your dream, cat, self discovery, first love, imagination, love, coming of age, library, dream, violin, writing ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: japan, italy, asia, tokyo, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When 17-year-old Makoto Konno gains the ability to, quite literally, "leap" backwards through time, she immediately sets about improving her grades and preventing personal mishaps. However, she soon realises that changing the past ...
Style: touching, twists and turns, humorous, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, friendship, changing the past or future, school, supernatural ability, teenage love, student, supernatural, teenage girl, high school, love, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary
Place: tokyo, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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 7.7
 20K
Only Yesterday (1991)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: It’s 1982, and Taeko is 27 years old, unmarried, and has lived her whole life in Tokyo. She decides to visit her family in the countryside, and as the train travels through the night, memories flood back of her younger years: the first immature ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, atmospheric, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: countryside, childhood, marriage, folk music, school, twentysomething life, introspection, coming of age, youth, world, urban, unhappy ...
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Illusionist (2010)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: France, UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Scotland, late 1950s. A struggling illusionist visits an isolated community and meets a young lady who is convinced that he is a real magician.
Style: stylized, touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: preschoolers
Plot: magical, loneliness, magician, friendship, coming of age, age difference, odd couple, french, art, stage, imagination, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1959
Place: england, france, scotland, paris france, edinburgh scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Millennium Actress (2001)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Documentary filmmaker Genya Tachibana has tracked down the legendary actress Chiyoko Fujiwara, who mysteriously vanished at the height of her career. When he presents her with a key she had lost and thought was gone forever, the filmmaker could not ...
Style: stylized, realistic, offbeat, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: actress, actor's life, unfulfilled love, popularity, haunted by the past, glory, director, lifestyle, longing, love and romance, artists and showbiz, lovers apart ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 1930s, 1960s, 1940s ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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100%
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Nana (2006)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 21 min.
Story: Nana is a 2006 anime series based upon the manga of the same name. It centers on two girls with the same name and of the same age, crossing paths and ending up living together in Tokyo.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, realistic, not serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: musician, rock band, broken heart, group of friends, looking for love, friendship, twentysomething life, friendship between girls, flatmate, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love triangle, job seeking ...
Time: 2000s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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From Up on Poppy Hill (2011)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The story is set in 1963 in Yokohama. Kokuriko Manor sits on a hill overlooking the harbour. A 16 year-old girl, Umi, lives in that house. Every morning she raises a signal flag facing the sea. The flag means “I pray for safe voyages”. A 17 ...
Style: sentimental, touching, atmospheric, serious, emotional ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: teenage love, high school, fighting the system, friendship, destiny, teenage life, longing, high school life, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, sister sister relationship, mother daughter relationship, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 60s, year 1963
Place: japan, asia, seaport, tokyo, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.2
 28K
A Silent Voice (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Shouya Ishida starts bullying the new girl in class, Shouko Nishimiya, because she is deaf. But as the teasing continues, the rest of the class starts to turn on Shouya for his lack of compassion. When they leave elementary school, Shouko and Shouya ...
Style: inspirational, touching, sincere, sweet, romantic ...
Plot: sign language, friendship, deaf, high school, bullying, redemption, disability, coming of age, suicide attempt, deafness, mother daughter relationship, single mother ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
When Marnie Was There (2014)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Upon being sent to live with relatives in the countryside due to an illness, an emotionally distant adolescent girl becomes obsessed with an abandoned mansion and infatuated with a girl who lives there - a girl who may or may not be real.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, psychological, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, friends, imaginary friend, young girl, photograph, countryside, village, teenage life, social misfits, coming of age, supernatural, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan, tokyo, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Say "I love you." (2012)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Friends suck, and trusting someone is just setting yourself up. That's the lesson Mei Tachibana learned after her heart was ripped out and only a shell was left where a girl used to be. But unlike so many, she found an easy solution: ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: school, teenage love, teenage life, fall in love, love and romance, friends, social relations, friendship, haunted by the past, high school life, youth, love triangle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Clannad: The Motion Picture (2007)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Clannad is set in a high-school located in some Japanese town. Okazaki Tomoya is a third-year student who doesn't take his studies seriously. Always late for class, he's seen as a delinquent by the rest of his classmates who are busy ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: love and romance, friendship, high school, youth, teenage life, romance, coming of age, terminal illness, high school life, female teacher, ear, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Flavors of Youth (2018)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: China, Japan
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Three different stories of youth set in different cities of China. 1 Shanghai Love. 2 Sunny Breakfast. 3 Small Fashion Show. Directed by Zhenxing Yi, the plot revolves around a young man working in Beijing. He used to live with his grandma in ...
Style: light, uplifting, scenic, sweet, atmospheric
Plot: young love, life, anthology, friendship, love, family, dream, summer, career, grandmother grandson relationship, beauty queen, flashback ...
Place: china, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Journey to Agartha (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The film centers on Asuna, a young girl who spends her solitary days listening to the mysterious music emanating from the crystal radio she received from her late father as a memento. One day while walking home she is attacked by a fearsome monster ...
Style: sentimental, touching, gloomy, captivating, serious
Plot: adventure, radio, back from the dead, parallel world, imaginary, dealing with death, teenage life, death in the family, supernatural, coming of age, escape attempt, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Wind Rises (2013)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A lifelong love of flight inspires Japanese aviation engineer Jiro Horikoshi, whose storied career includes the creation of the A-6M World War II fighter plane.
Style: touching, atmospheric, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: earthquake, inventions and discoveries, hopes, love, dreams, tuberculosis, follow your dream, love and romance, letter, airplane, great depression, obsession ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s ...
Place: japan, asia, germany, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Domestic Girlfriend (2019)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Natsuo is a high school boy who is experiencing the crushing despair of unrequited love. To make matters worse, the person he is in love with is his teacher, Hina. In an attempt to lift his spirits, he attends a mixer where he meets a girl named ...
Style: sentimental, touching, tense, sincere, entertaining
Plot: incest, sex, love, love triangle, youth, teacher student relationship, love and romance, half brother half sister relationship, family relations, disorder, rivalry, adaptation ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Candy Candy (1976)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Candy Candy is a Japanese novel, manga, and anime series. The main character, Candice "Candy" White Ardlay is a blonde girl with freckles, large emerald green eyes and long, curly hair, worn in pigtails with bows. Candy Candy first ...
Style: sentimental, sweet, romantic, uplifting, touching
Plot: good versus evil, loss of loved one, friendship, optimism, childhood sweetheart, teenage love, goodhearted, orphan, kindness, first love, love of one's life, opposites attract ...
Place: america, italy, chicago illinois, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day - The Movie (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A year has passed since Menma's ghostly return to the Super Peace Busters. Although the time they spent together during that summer was short, the five members reminisce about what happened as they each write a letter to their lost friend.
Style: stylized, sentimental, touching, psychological, serious ...
Plot: supernatural, coming of age, friendship, ghost, love triangle, teenage love, estrangement, haunted by the past, high school life, love and romance, fall in love, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
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27%
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Paper Towns (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life-dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge-he ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, exciting, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, teenagers, teenage boy, friendship, love and romance, high school life, teenager, youth, adventure, friends, adolescence, teenage girl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida, new jersey
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75%
 8.1
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Toradora! (2008)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: It’s Ryuji’s first day as a junior in high school and it seems as if things are looking up. He gets to sit in between his only friend, Yusaku, and, more importantly, the girl he’s secretly crushing on, Minori Kushieda. But just when he thinks ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sincere, realistic, sentimental
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, love and romance, teenage life, school, friendship, schoolgirl, youth, romance, slice of life, wooing, high school, high school life ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.8
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Ocean Waves (1993)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 72 min.
Story: At Kichijōji Station, Tokyo, Taku Morisaki glimpses a familiar woman on the platform opposite boarding a train. Later, her photo falls from a shelf as he exits his apartment before flying to Kōchi Prefecture. Picking it up, he looks at it briefly ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, touching
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: friendship, high school reunion, unspoken love, surrealism, love, falling in love, favoritism, high school, love and romance, coping, romance, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
 6.7
 61K
The Best of Me (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A pair of former high school sweethearts reunite after many years when they return to visit their small hometown.
Style: touching, sentimental, romantic, sexy, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, true love, unfulfilled love, lovers reunited, love affair, road not taken, forbidden love, small town, unfulfillment, young lovers, lone hero, destiny ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans, new jersey, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Place Promised in Our Early Days (2004)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The story takes place in a alternate postwar period, in 1996, where Japan is divided. Hokkaido is ruled by the "Union" while Honshu and other southern islands are under US authority. A tall tower was built on Hokkaido, which could even be ...
Style: futuristic, serious
Plot: airplane, coma, violin, alternate timeline, heroes, future dystopia, wartime life, friends, coming of age, teenage life, androids and robots, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1990s, future, year 1996
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Sakura Dormitory is a dorm of the high school affiliated with Suimei University of the Arts (often shortened as Suiko), which hosts the strangest, most trouble-making students. After being kicked out of the normal dorm for keeping a stray cat, ...
Style: humorous, touching, light, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, friendship, dormitory, coming of age, high school life, love triangle, social relations, everyday life, couples, teenage life, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
His and Her Circumstances (1998)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: In His and Her Circumstances, like a drug, Yukino Miyazawa was addicted to admiration and praise from those around her. She worked hard to become the perfect student, the perfect girl. But that was before… him. Souichirou Arima. The instant she ...
Style: realistic, talky, humorous, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, bully, friendship, teenage love, young lovers, child abuse, challenge, estrangement, love and romance, romance, social misfits, power of love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU (2013)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Hachiman Hikigaya is an antisocial high school student with no friends or girlfriend and as a result has a distorted view on life. When he sees his classmates talking excitedly about their adolescent lives, he mutters, "They're a bunch of ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, comic, melancholic ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, girls' night, family outing
Plot: school, youth, high school, friendship, romance, love and romance, dialogue, boy, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love triangle, society, male female relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.0
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Around June (2008)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A love story set in the shadow of the shipyards of San Francisco. A young woman living with her much adored uncle Henry and domineering, abusive father, meets a penniless illegal immigrant, whose love gives her the insight and courage to finally ...
Style: uplifting, surreal, gloomy, touching, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, love affair, hopes, parents and children, immigrants, romance, human spirit, family problems, family relations, love and romance, fall in love, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Air: The Motion Picture (2005)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A long time ago, a winged maiden was held prisoner in a castle - cursed never to experience love, lest she die. Centuries later, in a sleepy coastal town, a young girl relives this agony.
Style: gloomy, touching, sincere, emotional, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: wings, magic, summer, teenage love, small town, haunted by the past, youth, small town life, impossible love, tragic love, high school life, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Murder Case of Hana & Alice (2015)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Prequel to 2004 coming-of-age live-action film Hana & Alice. After her parents separate, 14 year-old Tetsuko (who will soon be nick-named Alice) moves with her mother to a new town in what she calls "The Boonies" and must enroll as a ...
Plot: friendship, first love, bullying, classroom, cleaning, swing, mysterious past, lack of money, marriage, school, lie, mother daughter relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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