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, Hungary, Philippines, Canada, France
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, stylized, adult animation, sexy, emotional, realistic, sexual
Plot: jazz, pianist, deportation, follow your dream, young lovers, ambition, lifestyle, musician's life, love affair, youth, romance, couples, society, lovers apart, latin, obstacle, up and down relationship, desire, misfit, performance, artist, success, hollywood, piano, music ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: cuba, new york, paris france, usa, las vegas, latin america, europe ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, captivating and serious films with plots about love and romance, youth, romance, love, friendship, fall in love and high school mostly in Animation, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like Chico & Rita: Aya of Yop City (2013), American Pop (1981), Around June (2008), Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad (2004), 5 Centimeters Per Second (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, semi serious ...
Plot: society, youth, working class, teenage life, marriage, love and romance, friendship, hopes, couples, multiple storylines, strong female presence, best friends ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: africa
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American Pop (1981)
Genre: Animation, Drama, History, Music, Musical
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: jazz, music, songwriter, music business, musician's life, love and romance, ambition, artists and showbiz, family relations, parents and children, drug dealing, organized crime ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, 1940s, 70s ...
Place: usa, new york, russia, europe, san francisco ...
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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, touching, emotional, fairy tale ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: dysfunctional family, love affair, human spirit, self discovery, family relations, family problems, fall in love, parents and children, romance, love and romance, immigrants, young lovers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, san francisco, usa
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76%
Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad (2004)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
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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, lifestyle, rock, rock band, follow your dream, high school life, youth, guitarist ...
Place: japan
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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, love and romance, teenage love, first love, young lovers, hopes, life philosophy, friendship, train, lovers apart, love, letter ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 2000s ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, colourful, atmospheric, sweet, serious ...
Plot: rain, older woman younger man relationship, unlikely couple, teen angst, chance meeting, age difference, shyness, love and romance, grownups, youth, overcoming, teen romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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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, captivating, futuristic, sexual, sexy ...
Plot: music band, moon, musician's life, ambition, survival, fall in love, escapades, desire for fame, showbiz, future dystopia, genetic engineering, alien ...
Time: future, 21st century, distant future
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62%
Kids on the Slope (2012)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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: high school, jazz, friendship, coming of age, free spirited, music band, social relations, youth, first love, unrequited love, love triangle, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Dou kyu sei – Classmates (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Rihito Sajo, an honor student with a perfect score on the entrance exam and Hikaru Kusakabe, in a band and popular among girls, would have never crossed paths. Until one day they started talking at the practice for their school’s upcoming chorus ...
Style: lgbt cinema, captivating, light, sincere, melancholic ...
Plot: gay, gay relationship, high school, coming of age, love, fall in love, love and romance, couples, couple relations, rock music, lgbt, gay interest ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Given (2020)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 59 min.
Story: The film centers on the love relationship among the band's bassist Haruki Nakayama, drummer Akihiko Kaji, and Akihiko's roommate and ex-boyfriend Ugetsu Murata.
Style: yaoi, captivating, psychological, touching, sexy ...
Plot: high school, slice of life, relationships, lgbt, gay, music band, gay couple, love and romance, gay lead character, fall in love, love, gay relationship ...
Time: 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, surreal, stylized, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: introspection, young lovers, unfulfilled love, city life, cause and meaning, love and romance, romance, fall in love, postmodernism, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, performer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop (2020)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After meeting one bright, sunny day, a shy boy who expresses himself through haiku and a bubbly but self-conscious girl share a brief, magical summer.
Style: romantic, disturbing, captivating, sincere, entertaining ...
Plot: love, perseverance, slice of life, friend, couple relations, fall in love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, shyness, shy girl, in love, romantic relationship, relationships ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, love and romance, popularity, unfulfilled love, haunted by the past, retired, lost love, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, edo period, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 2000s ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Fragtime (2019)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 61 min.
Story: Misuzu Moritani is an introvert who has always had difficulty interacting with her classmates, quickly becoming flustered whenever someone tries to talk to her. Sometimes, she will use her ability to stop time for three minutes to escape troublesome ...
Style: sexy, romantic, touching, psychological, melancholic ...
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Time: 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, 2d animation, cult film
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, satire, cheating, prostitute, surrealism, nostalgia, street gang, jewish american, couples, family relations, friends, urban ghetto ...
Time: 80s, 50s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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, stylized, serious, touching, manga ...
Plot: writer's life, rise to the top, prodigy, lifestyle, ambition, artists and showbiz, performer's life, life
Time: 50s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Yes, No, or Maybe Half? (2020)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 53 min.
Story: Kunieda Kei is a popular, young TV announcer whose public and private personas are so different, they might be called extreme. On the outside, he is the picture of perfection, affectionately nicknamed "The Prince," while on the inside he ...
Style: yaoi, melancholic, sincere, captivating, touching ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, secret, gay relationship, love, true love, romance, lovers, gay lead character, gay couple, fall in love, love story ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Ef: A Tale Of Memories (2007)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Japan
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Story: On Christmas Eve, Hiro Hirono meets a girl named Miyako Miyamura as she chases a purse snatcher. Hiro later finds out that Miyako also goes to the same school as he does and they start hanging out together. This makes Hiro's childhood friend, ...
Style: realistic, sincere, stylized, serious, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: love triangle, diary, teenage love, teenage life, lovers reunited, love and romance, high school life, young lovers, fall in love, youth, high school, first sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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The Stranger by the Beach (2020)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 59 min.
Story: On an island off the coast of Okinawa, two young men meet on a beach: Shun Hashimoto, a gay novelist and Mio Chibana, a somber high school student. Day by day, the two of them grow closer, but then, suddenly, Mio decides to leave the island. They ...
Style: yaoi, romantic, scenic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: love, lgbt, gay teenager, love and romance, youth, first love, lovers apart, gay, slice of life, sex scene, teenager, old friend ...
Place: japan, okinawa
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Skip Beat! (2008)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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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, sentimental, shoujo, emotional ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
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56%
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Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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Story: Hino goes to a school that specialises in music and has two streams: the normal stream and the music stream, where the music students are regarded as the more elite. She was running late for her class one day when she saw a tiny fairy, who seemed ...
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Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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, serious, futuristic, touching, clever
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⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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 ...
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Style: atmospheric, tense, captivating, psychological, realistic ...
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Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989
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Genre: Animation, Fantasy, Romance
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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, surreal, semi serious, humorous, offbeat
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Genre: Animation, Romance
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Duration: 82 min.
Story: The story of some senior high school students in a Chinese village, their dreams, friendships and romances.
Style: light, captivating, sincere, sentimental
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Ocean Waves (1993)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 76 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 ...
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Real Girl (2018)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 22 min.
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Story: Tsutsui Hikari (a.k.a "Tsuttsun") is a high school student who is content with his virtual life of anime and video games. One day, he gets stuck cleaning the pool with Iroha, a real live girl who is stylish, sassy and known to be easy with ...
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Uta no Prince-sama (2011)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: With dreams of becoming a composer and someday writing a song for her favorite idol, Haruka enters the Saotome Academy, a prestigious performing arts school. If successful there, she’ll be able to join the Shining Agency after graduation. However, ...
Style: shoujo, captivating, humorous, feel good, sincere ...
Plot: romance, artists and showbiz, music, school, couples, rivalry, society, friendship, hotshot hero, singing
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
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