Movies like Chico & Rita

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Chico & Rita (2010)
 7.2
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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, latin, lovers apart, society, couples, obstacle, up and down relationship, misfit, performance, desire, hollywood, piano, music ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 1940s, 20th century
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, romance, youth, friendship, 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), Kids on the Slope (2012), 5 Centimeters Per Second (2007). 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, music hall, jazz band, songwriter, music business, love and romance, musician's life, family relations, parents and children, ambition, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 1920s, 20s ...
Place: usa, russia, new york, europe, italy ...
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100%
 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
Plot: dysfunctional family, self discovery, love affair, human spirit, immigrants, family problems, family relations, parents and children, fall in love, young lovers, youth, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, 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, inspirational, stylized ...
Plot: school, music band, friends, ambition, self discovery, lifestyle, rock, follow your dream, youth, high school life, love and romance, group of criminals ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, realistic, emotional, serious, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, jazz, friendship, coming of age, free spirited, music band, music, youth, first love, unrequited love, love triangle, owner ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: romance, teenage love, train, love and romance, young lovers, lovers apart, hopes, friendship, love, first love, letter, life philosophy ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.8
 70K
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, 20s, 30s, 40s ...
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: futuristic, serious, captivating, offbeat, sexual ...
Plot: music band, slavery, moon, survival, fall in love, musician's life, ambition, future dystopia, desire for fame, escapades, danger, genetic engineering ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ 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, unfulfilled love, haunted by the past, retired, interview, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, lost love ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 1930s ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, prodigy, rise to the top, lifestyle, ambition, manga, artists and showbiz, performer's life, life
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: psychological, surreal, atmospheric, serious, stylized ...
Plot: postmodernism, introspection, cause and meaning, artists and showbiz, love and romance, young lovers, romance, fall in love, performer's life, urban, unfulfillment, city life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ 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: semi serious, humorous, adult animation, cult film, dark humor
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, satire, nostalgia, prostitute, surrealism, street gang, cheating, jewish american, hamburger, parents and children, buddies, young lovers ...
Time: 80s, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.9
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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: captivating, feel good, emotional, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, showbiz, rivalry, teenage love, artists and showbiz, breakup, rising to stardom, relationship vs career, teenage life, betrayal, lifestyle, couple relations ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.8
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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 ⇓
42%
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, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, love and romance, teenage life, youth, high school, romance, high school life, terminal illness, love, father son relationship, student, 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, stylized ...
Plot: society, youth, working class, teenage life, marriage, love and romance, friendship, hopes, multiple storylines, couples, urban, best friends ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.7
 1K
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, psychological, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: surrealism, mysterious character, uncover truth, haunted by the past, society, crimes, murder, bittersweet, social misfits, mystery, life is a bitch, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1989
Place: czechoslovakia, prague, czech republic, poland, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.7
 12K
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: sincere, touching, serious, realistic
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: friendship, fall in love, unspoken love, surrealism, love, high school reunion, falling in love, youth, romance, social relations, coping, favoritism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, island, young heroes, forceful separation, life turned upside down, social differences, village, society, deportation, communication problem, post world war two, dancing ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1946, year 1947 ...
Place: asia, soviet union, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, feel good, touching, surreal, semi serious ...
Plot: follow your dream, cinderella story, wish come true, social differences, family relations, working class, hopes, society, love and romance, romance, bittersweet, chinese ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, psychological, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: unemployment, friends, hopes, society, friendship, introspection, self discovery, unfulfillment, small town, materialism, bad trip, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Junjo Romantica (2008)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Junjou Romantica: Pure Romance, stylized as Junjou Romantica ~Pure Romance~, is a yaoi series by Shungiku Nakamura. It focuses on three storylines; the main couple, which comprises the bulk of the books, and two other male couples that provide ...
Style: serious, sexy, emotional, touching, erotic ...
Plot: gay relationship, romance, love and romance, couples, couple relations, love affair, love triangle, infidelity, gender, gays and lesbians, angst, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.4
 358
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: emotional, touching, sentimental, psychological, serious ...
Plot: romance, forbidden love, high school, incest, brother sister relationship, moral dilemma, introspection, family relations, youth, separated, couples, high school life ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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: stylized, uplifting, touching, sincere, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: music, pianist, friendship, contests and competitions, depression, parent child relationship, loss of parent, boy genius, love and romance, death of parent, school life, 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: 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 ⇓
35%
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 ⇓
35%
 7.0
 805
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: offbeat, humorous, stylized, surreal, semi serious
Plot: couples, infidelity, couple relations, disgraced, computer animation, love and romance, imaginary, dishonesty, sexual content, love, cheating, bank note ...
⇓ 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: touching, gloomy, rough, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: strong sexual content, coldhearted, drugs/alcohol, life is a bitch, love and romance, gender, teenage life, fall in love, sexual abuse, student life, teenage love, innocence lost ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: gloomy, stylized, atmospheric, offbeat, surreal ...
Plot: imaginary, artists and showbiz, music, disorder, female director, surrealism, part animation, pop music, fantasy becomes reality
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.2
 34K
Fantasia 2000 (1999)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Blending lively music and brilliant animation, this sequel to the original 'Fantasia' restores 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice' and adds seven new shorts.
Style: fairy tale, stylized, exciting, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: disney, pianist, classical music, music, couple relations, mouse, friendship, buddies, imaginary, orchestra, art, apprentice ...
Time: 1930s, 1990s, 90s
Place: usa, new york, rome italy, europe, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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