Movies like Ringing Bell

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Ringing Bell (1978)
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Ringing Bell (1978)
Original name: チリンの鈴
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family
Country: Japan
Duration: 47 min.
Story: Chirin is an innocent though adventurous young lamb whose carefree life on the farm comes to an abrupt end when a wolf murders his mother. Confused and angry, Chirin pursues the wolf into the mountains, seeking revenge. The laws of nature are brutal, however, and hatred alone won't be enough to avenge the loss of his mother. Only the strong survive in the wild, and obtaining that strength may change Chirin forever.
Style: cult film
Plot: revenge, tragedy, coming of age, anthropomorphism, dog, wolf, mountain, bird, orphan, outcast, rabbit, sheep, wolf attack, determination, cartoon dog, talking animals, loss of son, field, lamb

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Most similar movies to Ringing Bell

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, sweet, allegory and light films with plots about friendship, tragedy, dog, coming of age, love, surrealism and friends mostly in Animation, Drama and Family genres. Some movies like Ringing Bell: One Stormy Night (2005), I Want to Eat Your Pancreas (2018), Sea Prince and the Fire Child (1981), The Mouse and His Child (1977), Wolf Children (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
One Stormy Night (2005)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A goat named Mei wanders into a barn one night seeking shelter from a storm. In the barn, the goat meets another refugee. The two can neither see nor smell each other, but never the less they huddled together fending off the cold, and begin to talk. ...
Style: emotional, semi serious, sentimental, touching, allegory
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, forest, best friends, partners, family, odd couple, animal life, self discovery, wolf, goat, animals, friends ...
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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: thought provoking, sincere, disturbing, atmospheric, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tragedy, high school, teenage boy, friendship, teenage girl, fall in love, teenage life, hospital, romance, family relations, bucket list, family problems ...
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41%
Sea Prince and the Fire Child (1981)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Years after the war between the Children of Water and the Children of Fire, Oceanus, a god of the sea, presents Prince Sirius with the eye of Algarock, thereby putting him in charge of those that dwell under the waves. But when Sirius encounters a ...
Style: epic
Plot: fairy, surrealism, prince, fire, journey, young love, friendship, king, water, mythology, quest, tragedy ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Mouse and His Child (1977)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The Mouse and his child (the two parts of a single small wind-up toy), go on a quest to become "self-winding".
Style: philosophical, cult film, 2d animation
Plot: slavery, toys, anthropomorphism, lost, parrot, drifter, desire, quest, forest, elephant, bird, tree ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2013)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady. The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her - but ultimately she must confront her fate, the ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, stylized, melancholic, colourful ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: princess, emperor, coming of age, parents and children, friendship, family relations, youth, japanese woman, adolescence, female protagonist, dream, children ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Violet Evergarden: Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll (2019)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Isabella, the daughter of the noble York family, is enrolled in an all-girls academy to be groomed into a dame worthy of nobility. However, she has given up on her future, seeing the prestigious school as nothing more than a prison from the outside ...
Style: melancholic, compassionate, sincere, serious, stylized ...
Plot: working life, post war, slice of life, cyborgs, female protagonist, steampunk, letter, war veteran, sister sister relationship, master servant relationship, female friendship, girls' school ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Wolf Children (2012)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: After her werewolf lover unexpectedly dies in an accident, a woman must find a way to raise the son and daughter that she had with him. However, their inheritance of their father's traits prove to be a challenge for her.
Style: heartbreaking, atmospheric, sweet, sentimental, colourful ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: werewolf, childhood, family relations, wolf, single mother, parents and children, social relations, school, supernatural, love, female werewolf, breast feeding ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Tiny Heroes (1997)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Germany, Hungary, USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Tiny is the forest ranger's dog, still really a puppy. He is friends with many of the forest animals, especially Dr. Owl, who protects the animals of the forest. One day, a mysterious stranger hires two bumbling poachers to capture a selection ...
Plot: cartoon dog, puppy, dog, poacher, forest, rabbit, winter, family, animals, anthropomorphism, talking animals, rescue ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Seventh Brother (1991)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Hungary, Germany, USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A lost puppy learns a lesson about the importance of family in this charming Hungarian animated feature.
Style: cult film
Plot: cartoon dog, owl, talking animals, dog, cartoon rabbit, cartoon mouse, highway, forest, puppy, flood, hawk, poacher ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
When Marnie Was There (2014)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Upon being sent to live with relatives in the countryside due to an illness, an emotionally distant adolescent girl becomes obsessed with an abandoned mansion and infatuated with a girl who lives there - a girl who may or may not be real.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, atmospheric, sweet ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, countryside, childhood, dream, teenage life, loneliness, self discovery, young girl, estate, village, youth, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, hokkaido, tokyo, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Birdboy: The Forgotten Children (2015)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Spain, Japan
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Birdboy and his animal friends plan their escape from an ecologically devastated island in this surreal, animated fantasy.
Style: suspense, psychological, captivating, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: stranded, death, nightmare, murder, escape, monster, hallucination, island, friends, cemetery, chase, violence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Flying Phantom Ship (1969)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 61 min.
Story: Hayato's home city is under attack from a gigantic robot. His parents are lying dead in the rubble and the only remaining friend is his dog. His only thought now is revenge against the owner of the Phantom Ship (from where the robot said he was ...
Plot: revenge, ghost ship, nuclear reactor, military, laser gun, ruse, minefield, giant robots, dog, octopus, skull, missile ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Jungle Book: The Adventures of Mowgli (1989)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Jungle Book Shōnen Mowgli is an anime adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's original collection of stories, The Jungle Book. It aired in 1989, and consists of a total of 52 episodes. The series, a compromise between the original Mowgli stories and ...
Plot: wolf, jungle, orphan, snake, bear, tiger, surrogate family, black panthers, feral child
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 ⇓
30%
My Little Pony: The Runaway Rainbow (2006)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: In this My Little Pony adventure, a horned filly named Rarity is busy learning how to create the first rainbow of the season so that she can become a princess of Unicornia. But before she can learn her lesson, her curiosity lands her far from home.
Style: entertaining, feel good, humorous, captivating
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night
Plot: unicorn, anthropomorphism, rainbow, pony, princess, adventure, friends, talking animals, animals, magical power, magic, magical object ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Planetarian: Hoshi no Hito (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The film adapts and expands the Planetarian visual novel by Key. The story is set in a dystopian future where biological and nuclear warfare has left a once prosperous civilization in complete ruin. The film tells the story of an old man travelling ...
Plot: robot, post apocalypse
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Marona's Fantastic Tale (2019)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family
Country: France, Romania, Belgium
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Marona, an innocent and empathetic little female dog, remembers the life she has shared with different masters, whom she has loved unconditionally.
Style: psychological, captivating, sincere, disturbing
Audience: family outing
Plot: dog, adaptation, family, destiny, society, love, friendship, adventure, female protagonist, female writer, bitch, pet dog ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france
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29%
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Candy Candy (1976)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Candy Candy is a Japanese novel, manga, and anime series. The main character, Candice "Candy" White Ardlay is a blonde girl with freckles, large emerald green eyes and long, curly hair, worn in pigtails with bows. Candy Candy first ...
Style: sweet, uplifting, touching, sentimental, romantic
Plot: goodhearted, friendship, orphan, kindness, loss of loved one, good versus evil, follow your dream, optimism, tragic love, teen romance, first love, teenage love ...
Time: 70s
Place: america, italy, mexico, chicago illinois, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Pom Poko (1994)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The Raccoons of the Tama Hills are being forced from their homes by the rapid development of houses and shopping malls. As it becomes harder to find food and shelter, they decide to band together and fight back. The Raccoons practice and perfect the ...
Style: humorous, stylized, semi serious, allegory, colourful ...
Audience: pre-teens, preschoolers, kids, family outing
Plot: japanese mythology, animals, transformation, environmentalism, deforestation, anthropomorphism, environment, emperor, righting the wronged, master villain, rescue, escapades ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Sukeban Deka (1991)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 50 min.
Story: There are some places a cop can never go, like high school. Blackmailed with the fate of her mother on death row, Saki Asamiya trades in her prison blues for a school-girl's uniform and discovers a pit of vipers festering in up-scale Takanoha ...
Plot: helicopter, undercover, drugs, secret weapon, high school, sister, torture, extortion, art student, violence, brainwashing, police ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Whisper of the Heart (1995)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, 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: feel good, touching, uplifting, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: teenage love, follow your dream, love, fall in love, first love, cat, love and romance, high school life, teenage life, self discovery, youth, imagination ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: japan, italy, tokyo, europe, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Monster of Frankenstein (1981)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The film centers around the life of Victor Frankenstein. After creating the monster together with his partner Zuckel, the monster attacks the assistant and falls from a cliff. Assuming the monster is dead, Victor returns to his wife Elizabeth and ...
Audience: horror for children
Plot: monster, dog, reflection, canoe, bear, sergeant, love, reanimation, train, assistant, owl, wedding ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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White Fang (2018)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama
Country: France, Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A loyal wolfdog’s curiosity leads him on the adventure of a lifetime while serving a series of three distinctly different masters.
Style: rough, touching, sincere, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: dog, wolf, dog sled, half breed, hunger, snow, best friend, rescue from drowning, human animal relationship, pregnancy, flashback, waterfall ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Night on the Galactic Railroad (1985)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Giovanni currently lives a dreary life of near non-stop work. At school, his peers ridicule him incessantly, and his employer at work is distant and cold. As his isolation from society becomes unbearable, he suddenly finds himself on a train heading ...
Plot: anthropomorphism, another dimension, friendship, buddhism, innocence, philosophy, literature, cat, surrealism, railway, train, friendship between boys ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Ride Your Wave (2019)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Hinako is a surf-loving college student who has just moved to a small seaside town. When a sudden fire breaks out at her apartment building, she is rescued by Minato, a handsome firefighter, and the two soon fall in love. Just as they become ...
Style: touching, sweet, feel good, romantic, captivating ...
Plot: beach, love, surfing, slice of life, tragedy, firefighter, fire, romance, romantic friendship, loss, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love and romance ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Okko's Inn (2018)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: 12-year-old Oriko Seki, who lost her parents in a car accident, ended up living in her grandmother's Onsen Ryokan "Haru no Ya." With the ghost "Uribou" cohabitating with her and all the other odds, she ended up training to ...
Style: captivating, feel good, exciting, light, thought provoking
Audience: family outing
Plot: innkeeper, orphan, ghost, grandmother granddaughter relationship, dream, spirit, teacher, school, childhood memory, little girl, adventure, supernatural ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Windaria (1986)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In a land filled with magic and mystery, two rival kingdoms are readying for war: Isa, the beautiful water-laden city, and Paro, the industrialized wasteland. Windaria follows the tale of two sets of lovers: Marin and Izu, a young pair of farmers ...
Style: tragic ending
Plot: love, tragedy, war, male female relationship, flood, unrequited love, prince, princess, mountain, kingdom, tree, farmer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young witch, on her mandatory year of independent life, finds fitting into a new community difficult while she supports herself by running an air courier service.
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, colourful, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: witch, self discovery, adventure, friendship, young heroes, supernatural ability, coming of age, cat, friends, wizards and magicians, talking animals, talking cat ...
Place: europe, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms (2018)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A story of encounters and partings interwoven between people; this is a human drama with feelings that touch one's heart gradually, which everyone has experienced at least once.
Style: touching, thought provoking, sentimental, sincere, exciting ...
Audience: date night
Plot: family relations, life is a bitch, parents and children, teenager, orphan, adventure, love, female protagonist, death, baby, friendship, mother son relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Belladonna of Sadness (1973)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A peasant woman is banished from her village and makes a deal with the devil to gain magical powers.
Style: hentai, psychedelic, art house, adult animation, cult film
Plot: peasant, loss of innocence, tragedy, romance, hunger, exile, crucifix, witchcraft, desperation, orgy, happiness, spirit ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%