Movies like 5 Centimeters Per Second

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5 Centimeters Per Second (2007)
 7.6
 49K
5 Centimeters Per Second (2007)
Original name: 秒速5センチメートル
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, 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, emotional, scenic, sad, romantic, depressing, sentimental, gloomy, serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, teenage love, train, love and romance, lovers apart, young lovers, hopes, friendship, love, first love, letter, life philosophy, surfing, train ride, surf, bittersweet, dreaming, melancholy, best friends, youth, on the road, friends, childhood sweetheart, dreams, destiny ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, future, 2000s, 1990s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, emotional, serious and sentimental films with plots about friendship, youth, coming of age, love, romance, bittersweet and runaway mostly in Animation, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like 5 Centimeters Per Second: The Garden of Words (2013), I Want to Eat Your Pancreas (2018), Weathering with You (2019), Your Name (2016), Whisper of the Heart (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: rain, older woman younger man relationship, chance meeting, unlikely couple, love and romance, teen romance, grownups, shyness, age difference, coming of age, chocolate, young lovers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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100%
I Want to Eat Your Pancreas (2018)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Spring time in April and the last of the cherry blossoms are still in bloom. The usually aloof bookworm with no interest in others comes across a book in a hospital waiting room. Handwritten on the cover are the words: "Living with Dying." ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, captivating, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tragedy, friendship, fall in love, teenage girl, high school, romance, hospital, teenage life, teenage boy, family relations, family problems, fireworks ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Weathering with You (2019)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan, China
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Hodaka, a high school boy who moves from his isolated island home to the city of Tokyo, who immediately becomes broke! After finally finding work at a shady occult magazine, the sky rains every day until amidst the hustle and bustle of the big city, ...
Style: captivating, touching, exciting, feel good, light
Plot: weather, magical power, love, girl, friendship, climate change, fall in love, magical girl, couples, teenager, global warming, falling in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 8.4
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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: romantic, touching, captivating, emotional, scenic ...
Plot: body swapping, school, time travel, romance, destiny, supernatural, memory loss, friendship, girl, star crossed lovers, love, beautiful scenery ...
Place: tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, 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, feel good, humorous, twists and turns, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, friendship, teenage love, supernatural ability, school, high school, student, supernatural, teenage girl, classmate, imaginary ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, feel good, uplifting, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: follow your dream, teenage love, first love, teenage life, love and romance, love, fall in love, self discovery, high school life, cat, education, youth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: japan, italy, tokyo, europe, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
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A Silent Voice (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, 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, romantic, biting ...
Plot: sign language, deaf, friendship, high school, redemption, bullying, coming of age, suicide attempt, suicide thoughts, deafness, bully, single mother ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: anthology, light, sweet, atmospheric, uplifting ...
Plot: life, friendship, love, young love, family, dream, summer, teenage girl, career, grandmother grandson relationship, passion, beauty queen ...
Place: china, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Journey to Agartha (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, 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: captivating, sentimental, touching, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: adventure, parallel world, imaginary, radio, death in the family, teenage life, supernatural, escape attempt, secret, grief, mother daughter relationship, daughter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: high school, teenage love, teenage life, fighting the system, friendship, destiny, self discovery, high school life, longing, sister sister relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Illusionist (2010)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, UK
Duration: 90 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, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: preschoolers
Plot: loneliness, magical, magician, friendship, coming of age, age difference, artists and showbiz, odd couple, french, art, frustration, stage ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1959, 1950s
Place: england, paris france, france, scotland, scottish highlands ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Hal (2013)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Kurumi’s heart was broken by the sudden death of her boyfriend in a tragic airplane accident. By melding futuristic technology with the binary equivalent of human emotion, a brilliant scientist created an ultra-lifelike robotic surrogate to take ...
Style: sentimental, touching, futuristic, serious, clever
Plot: a.i., love affair, couples, androids and robots, romance, couple relations, love and romance, haunted by the past, repressed memory, human android relationship, androids, imaginary ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
Genre: Animation, Drama, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
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Style: heartbreaking, touching, stylized, harsh, depressing ...
Plot: orphan, survival, siblings relations, world war two, hunger, hiding place, loss of parent, death of parent, bomb, theft, war, firefly ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Millennium Actress (2001)
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Country: Japan
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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: serious, touching, talky, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: actor's life, actress, film within a film, popularity, love and romance, unfulfilled love, haunted by the past, retired, interview, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, lost love ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 1930s ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic
Audience: teens, date night
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 21 min.
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Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic, not serious ...
Audience: girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
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Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, tense, entertaining
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Mystery
Country: Japan
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Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: family outing
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
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Style: psychological, emotional, serious, stylized, touching ...
Plot: friendship, supernatural, ghost, love triangle, teenage love, coming of age, unrequited love, youth, high school life, teenage life, fall in love, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two sisters move to the country with their father in order to be closer to their hospitalized mother, and discover the surrounding trees are inhabited by Totoros, magical spirits of the forest. When the youngest runs away from home, the older sister ...
Style: feel good, offbeat, fairy tale, sweet, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
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Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
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Style: sincere, touching, emotional, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
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Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The son of a sailor, 5-year old Sosuke lives a quiet life on an oceanside cliff with his mother Lisa. One fateful day, he finds a beautiful goldfish trapped in a bottle on the beach and upon rescuing her, names her Ponyo. But she is no ordinary ...
Style: touching, sweet, scenic, atmospheric, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 126 min.
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Style: touching, stylized, atmospheric, sentimental, realistic ...
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Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20s, 30s, 40s ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Schoolchildren Norimichi, Yuusuke, and Junichi want to know if fireworks look round or flat from the side. They make a plan to find the answer at a fireworks display, while Nazuna schemes to run away with Norimichi or Yuusuke, whoever wins at the ...
Style: feel good, exciting, touching, captivating, light
Audience: family outing
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Murder Case of Hana & Alice (2015)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: tense, captivating, psychological, touching
Plot: friendship, first love, school, disappearance, teenage girl, new student, mysterious past, neighbor, following someone, past, classroom, amateur detective ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
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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: emotional, captivating, exciting, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenagers, teenage love, teenage boy, adventure, adolescence, friendship, love and romance, high school life, youth, teenager, friends, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.6
 26K
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
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Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
12%
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, suspense, captivating, adult animation
Plot: friendship, alternate timeline, coma, teenage life, youth, haunted by the past, future dystopia, apocalypse, danger, life is a bitch, airplane, young love ...
Time: future, 1990s, 90s, year 1999, year 1996
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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, serious, emotional, touching, fairy tale ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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