Movies like 5 Centimeters Per Second

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5 Centimeters Per Second
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, emotional, melancholic, serious, gloomy, realistic, breathtaking, reflective, bad ending, depressing ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, romance, loneliness, best friends, love, coming of age, childhood, on the road, adolescence, storytelling, love story, tragedy, art, life, relationships, reunion, beautiful scenery, mentor, runaway, happy ending, depression, solitude, youth, transformation, life & death ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, future, 2000s, 1990s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Japan
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 7.8
Only Yesterday
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Japan
118 min.
 7.7
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out melancholic, touching, emotional and realistic films with plots about storytelling, loneliness, mentor, catastrophe, love and romance, life philosophy and dialogue mostly in Drama, Romance and Animation genres. Some movies like 5 Centimeters Per Second: The Garden of Words (2013), Your Name (2016), Only Yesterday (1991), From Up on Poppy Hill (2011), Millennium Actress (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Garden of Words
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Duration: 46 min.
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Country: Japan
Duration: 106 min.
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Only Yesterday
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Duration: 118 min.
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    User:   32%
 
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    User:   26%
 
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Duration: 126 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   33%
 
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Country: USA, UK
Duration: 107 min.
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    User:   22%
 
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    User:   25%
 
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Country: Hong Kong, China, France, USA
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    User:   23%
 
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 7.6
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Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
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Style: compassionate, emotional, touching, sentimental, sad ...
Plot: self sacrifice, sacrifice, redemption, life & death, life philosophy, hopes, existentialism, fall in love, tragic event, life changing experience, secret, doctor patient relationship ...
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    User:   22%
 
All the Real Girls
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
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Style: realistic, talky, serious, touching, sexy ...
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System:   21%
    User:   24%
 
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Country: Australia
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System:   21%
    User:   20%
 
 7.6
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Place: england, usa, london, los angeles, new york ...
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System:   20%
    User:   22%
 
 7.9
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Amour
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Country: Austria, France, Germany
Duration: 127 min.
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Style: touching, realistic, sincere, heartbreaking, serious ...
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    User:   21%
 

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