Movies like Chico & Rita

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Chico & Rita (2010)
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Chico & Rita (2010)
Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Spain, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and romantic desire unites them, but their journey - in the tradition of the Latin ballad, the bolero - brings heartache and torment.
Style: serious, captivating, emotional, stylized, adult animation, sexual, sexy, realistic
Plot: jazz, pianist, deportation, ambition, follow your dream, young lovers, musician's life, lifestyle, success, artist, love affair, youth, romance, lovers apart, latin, society, couples, obstacle, up and down relationship, misfit, desire, performance, hollywood, piano, music ...
Time: 40s, 50s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: cuba, paris france, new york, usa, las vegas, europe, latin america ...

Most similar movies to Chico & Rita

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and stylized films with plots about love and romance, youth, friendship, romance, friends, coming of age and love mostly in Animation, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Chico & Rita: American Pop (1981), Around June (2008), Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad (2004), Whisper of the Heart (1995), Kids on the Slope (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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American Pop (1981)
Genre: Animation, Drama, History, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: American Pop is an American animated film that tells the story of four generations of a Russian Jewish immigrant family of musicians whose careers parallel the history of American popular music.
Style: captivating, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, adult animation ...
Plot: music, jazz, songwriter, jazz band, music hall, music business, love and romance, musician's life, family relations, ambition, artists and showbiz, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1940s, 1930s, 40s ...
Place: usa, russia, new york, europe, san francisco ...
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100%
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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, emotional, serious, touching, fairy tale ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, love affair, human spirit, self discovery, fall in love, immigrants, love and romance, parents and children, hopes, romance, youth, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad (2004)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Koyuki Tanaka was feeling the rut, though he’s only a teenager. Between the sheltered and stifling grind of school and the girls that spend their time not noticing him… Every day was just another day of being a total nobody. Enter Ryusuke: a ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, captivating, stylized, inspirational ...
Plot: school, music band, friends, ambition, self discovery, rock, lifestyle, follow your dream, youth, high school life, love and romance, group of criminals ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: teenage love, follow your dream, teenage life, first love, love and romance, love, fall in love, self discovery, imagination, high school life, cat, education ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: japan, italy, tokyo, europe, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Kids on the Slope (2012)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Kids on the Slope is a Japanese manga series by Yuki Kodama. An anime television series adaptation of the same name aired in 2012. It is directed by Shinichirō Watanabe at MAPPA and Tezuka Productions with music provided by acclaimed composer Yoko ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: jazz, high school, friendship, coming of age, free spirited, music band, music, youth, first love, unrequited love, love triangle, high school life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
5 Centimeters Per Second (2007)
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 ...
Style: touching, emotional, scenic, sad, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: teenage love, train, young lovers, love and romance, lovers apart, romance, hopes, friendship, love, first love, letter, life philosophy ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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, stylized, atmospheric, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: tuberculosis, hopes, world war two, dreams, earthquake, love, follow your dream, inventions and discoveries, love and romance, letter, airplane, great depression ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 30s, 1940s, 20th century ...
Place: japan, asia, germany, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Strange Frame: Love & Sax (2012)
Genre: Animation, Crime, Music, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: 28th century, 200 years after the Great Earth Exodus. Naia, a feisty, young singer/songwriter, falls in love with the beautiful saxophonist Parker in Ganymede, one of Jupiter's moons. The two form a band - and now they have to not only make it ...
Style: serious, futuristic, captivating, sexual, sexy ...
Plot: slavery, music band, moon, musician's life, fall in love, survival, ambition, showbiz, genetic engineering, future dystopia, escapades, desire for fame ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Pink Floyd The Wall (1982)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Music, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A troubled rock star descends into madness in the midst of his physical and social isolation from everyone.
Style: psychedelic, cult film, psychological, adult animation, experimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music, rock, hallucination, isolation, teacher, nightmare, racial slur, police brutality, wall, childhood, rebellion, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 70s, 40s, 60s ...
Place: england, europe, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: serious, touching, talky, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: actor's life, actress, film within a film, popularity, love and romance, retired, unfulfilled love, haunted by the past, interview, lost love, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, victorian era, 60s, 50s, 1960s ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 672
Tatsumi (2011)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama
Country: Singapore
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Animated film based on the life and stories of Manga writer Yoshihiro Tatsumi who revolutionised the art form with darker, more adult stories. The film animates several of his stories
Style: realistic, touching, serious, stylized, contemplative
Plot: writer's life, rise to the top, prodigy, ambition, lifestyle, manga, performer's life, artists and showbiz
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
An Oversimplification of Her Beauty (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A quixotic artist hypothesizes about why he feels bad when a mystery girl stands him up. The event prompts him to ask: what's the content of a momentary feeling? Is it the sum of your experiences? And perhaps more importantly, are your ...
Style: experimental, contemplative, psychological, surreal, atmospheric ...
Plot: cause and meaning, young lovers, urban, introspection, postmodernism, love and romance, city life, unfulfilled love, performer's life, fall in love, romance, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Hey Good Lookin' (1982)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: An outrageous, affectionate look at coming of age in the Eisenhower era in Brooklyn.
Style: humorous, semi serious, adult animation, cult film, dark humor
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, satire, nostalgia, street gang, prostitute, cheating, surrealism, jewish american, hamburger, cult, family relations, urban ghetto ...
Time: 80s, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: older woman younger man relationship, rain, chance meeting, unlikely couple, love and romance, grownups, shyness, age difference, coming of age, teen romance, chocolate, young lovers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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, serious, futuristic, clever
Plot: love affair, a.i., couples, androids and robots, romance, couple relations, love and romance, haunted by the past, repressed memory, human android relationship, androids, dealing with death ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Skip Beat! (2008)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Story: The girl Kyoko Mogami lives alone in an apartment with her big love the childhood friend Sho Fuwa. He is a big music star and has many fans. One day he breaks up with her telling her she is a plain woman, and the only reason he stayed with her all ...
Style: feel good, captivating, emotional, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: love and romance, showbiz, rising to stardom, rivalry, breakup, teenage love, teenage life, relationship vs career, betrayal, couple relations, artists and showbiz, vengeance ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, love and romance, teenage life, youth, high school, romance, terminal illness, high school life, love, student, father son relationship, death of mother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Aya of Yop City (2013)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Love stories in Yopougon, a neighborhood of the Ivory Coast capital
Style: realistic, captivating, touching, psychological, humorous ...
Plot: society, working class, youth, teenage life, marriage, love and romance, friendship, hopes, multiple storylines, couples, strong female presence, best friends ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Alois Nebel (2011)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Germany
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A train dispatcher encounters a mute stranger who appears out of nowhere, and finds himself mysteriously involved with a murder in Poland. The end of the eighties in the twentieth century. Alois Nebel works as a dis­patcher at the small railway ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, captivating, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: surrealism, uncover truth, mysterious character, society, haunted by the past, crimes, murder, social misfits, mystery, life is a bitch, axe, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1989
Place: czechoslovakia, prague, czech republic, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Giovanni's Island (2014)
Genre: Animation, Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In the aftermath of the most devastating conflict mankind had ever experienced, the tiny island of Shikotan became part of the Sakhalin Oblast... and on the unhealed border in this remote corner of the world, friendship among children from two ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Plot: friendship, island, young heroes, social differences, life turned upside down, forceful separation, village, deportation, society, communication problem, post world war two, dancing ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1947, year 1946 ...
Place: asia, soviet union, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: teens, date night
Plot: friendship, surrealism, high school reunion, love, unspoken love, fall in love, falling in love, coping, romance, love and romance, social relations, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Your Lie in April (2014)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
Story: Kousei Arima was a genius pianist until his mother's sudden death took away his ability to play. Each day was dull for Kousei. But, then he meets a violinist named Kaori Miyazono who has an eccentric playing style. Can the heartfelt sounds of ...
Style: uplifting, stylized, touching, semi serious, sincere
Audience: teens
Plot: music, pianist, friendship, contests and competitions, depression, parent child relationship, loss of parent, love and romance, boy genius, death of parent, rivalry, tragedy ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, mother daughter relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, sister sister relationship, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Glitch in the Grid (2011)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Three artists struggling against the grid of society find spiritual renewal.
Style: experimental, contemplative, sincere, atmospheric, mind bending ...
Plot: unemployment, friends, religions or cults, cause and meaning, self discovery, twentysomething life, hopes, artists and showbiz, performer's life, unfulfillment, bad trip, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Year of the Fish (2007)
Genre: Animation, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A rotoscope-animated modern-day Cinderella story set in the underbelly of New York's Chinatown.
Style: fairy tale, realistic, touching, surreal, feel good ...
Plot: massage parlor, chinese, social differences, society, new year, misfit, computer animation, bittersweet, cinderella story, working class, romance, love and romance ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, captivating, suspense, adult animation
Plot: friendship, alternate timeline, coma, teenage life, youth, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, future dystopia, apocalypse, danger, airplane, young love ...
Time: future, 90s, 1990s, year 1999, year 1996
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.0
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Cheatin' (2013)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: In a fateful bumper car collision, Jake and Ella meet and become the most loving couple in the long history of romance. But when a scheming "other" woman drives a wedge of jealousy into their perfect courtship, insecurity and hatred spell ...
Style: stylized, humorous, semi serious, surreal, offbeat
Plot: couples, infidelity, dishonesty, disgraced, imaginary, couple relations, love and romance, computer animation, sexual content, love, cheating, gas station ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Love Wind (2004)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: After a 27 year old man has chance encounter with a fifteen year old girl, they discover that they are actually brother and sister. They were separated over a decade before due to their parents divorce, but now she is coming to move in with him and ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: high school, incest, forbidden love, romance, brother sister relationship, introspection, youth, true love, wedding, family relations, family life, moral dilemma ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Poem of the Wind and the Trees (Sanctus) (1987)
Genre: Animation, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Based on the manga classic by Keiko Takemiya.
Style: rough, serious, bleak, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, youth, manipulation, drugs/alcohol, coldhearted, teenage love, manipulations, gays and lesbians, love and romance, fall in love, romance, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Björk: Greatest Hits (1999)
Genre: Animation, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 64 min.
Story: "Volumen" collects every video from Bjork's career {up until Hunter}, and showcases the work of famed video director's Spike Jonze, Sophie Muller and Michael Gondry
Style: captivating, stylized, semi serious, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: disorder, artists and showbiz, imaginary, music, female director, pop music, surrealism, part animation, fantasy becomes reality
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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