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Barefoot Gen 2 (1986)
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Barefoot Gen 2 (1986)
Original name: はだしのゲン2
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Three years after the Hiroshima bombing, a teenager helps a group of orphans to survive and find their new life.
Plot: teenager, children, hunger, skeleton, starvation, ruins, black market, death of child, grave, radiation sickness, death of mother, street market, mass grave, human skeleton, licking, burnt face
Place: hiroshima japan, japan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, serious, captivating and stylized films with plots about family relations, friendship, death, flashback, society, hopes and catastrophe mostly in Animation, Drama and War genres. Some movies like Barefoot Gen 2: In This Corner of the World (2016), Grave of the Fireflies (1988), Anne Frank's Diary (1999), Tatsumi (2011), A Silent Voice (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
In This Corner of the World (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Newlywed Suzu Urano moves to her new life in Kure City on the coast of Hiroshima Prefecture, where she perseveres through World War II with pluck and determination.
Style: thought provoking, tense, suspenseful, captivating, touching ...
Plot: family relations, wedding, military, bombing, female protagonist, evacuation, anniversary, world war two, war, danger, society, couples ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1935, year 1943 ...
Place: hiroshima japan, japan, east asia, asia
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Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
Genre: Animation, Drama, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In the final months of World War II, 14-year-old Seita and his sister Setsuko are orphaned when their mother is killed during an air raid in Kobe, Japan. After a falling out with their aunt, they move into an abandoned bomb shelter. With no ...
Style: touching, harsh, heartbreaking, stylized, depressing ...
Plot: orphan, siblings relations, survival, hunger, world war two, hiding place, death of parent, loss of parent, bomb, theft, war, homelessness ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945, post world war two
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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Barefoot Gen (1983)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A powerful statement against war, Barefoot Gen is a story about the effect of the atomic bomb on a boy's life and the lives of the Japanese people. Based on the acclaimed manga by Nakazawa Keiji, the author of Barefoot Gen, who was 6 years old ...
Style: adult animation, serious, bleak, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: world war two, anti war, children in wartime, contamination, burned alive, demolished city, atrocity, survival, orphan, catastrophe, bombing, radiation sickness ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: japan, asia, hiroshima japan
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50%
Anne Frank's Diary (1999)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK, Japan, Ireland, France, Netherlands, Luxembourg
Duration: 88 min.
Story: During World War II, a teenage Jewish girl named Anne Frank and her family are forced into hiding in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands.
Plot: jewish girl, holocaust, adolescence, father daughter relationship, attic, diary, jewish, nazi, hiding, teenage girl, mother daughter relationship, world war two ...
Time: 1940s
Place: amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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, manga ...
Plot: prodigy, rise to the top, writer's life, lifestyle, ambition, artists and showbiz, performer's life, life
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: japan, asia
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25%
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A Silent Voice (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Shouya Ishida starts bullying the new girl in class, Shouko Nishimiya, because she is deaf. But as the teasing continues, the rest of the class starts to turn on Shouya for his lack of compassion. When they leave elementary school, Shouko and Shouya ...
Style: inspirational, touching, sincere, romantic, biting ...
Plot: sign language, friendship, deaf, bullying, japanese school, high school, redemption, disability, deafness, suicide thoughts, single mother, coming of age ...
Place: japan
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Future War 1986 (1982)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An American scientist constructs a laser satellite with hopes of preventing any nuclear conflicts from occurring. However, after a fatal error from both the US and the USSR governments, war breaks out and humanity faces a new bloodshed.
Plot: world war three, space shuttle, world, cold war, nuclear war
Time: 80s
Place: tokyo, west germany, middle east, washington d.c., soviet union ...
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Miss Hokusai (2015)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The time: 1814. The place: Edo, now known as Tokyo. A much accomplished artist of his time and now in his mid-fifties, Tetsuzo can boast clients from all over Japan, and tirelessly works in the garbage-loaded chaos of his house-atelier. He spends ...
Style: touching, captivating, psychological, sentimental, fairy tale
Plot: art history, father daughter relationship, painting, drawing, sister sister relationship, illness, bridge, edo period, artist, rivalry, society, family relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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The Cockpit (1993)
Genre: Animation, Drama, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 72 min.
Story: A World War II anthology film based on Leiji Matsumoto's Battlefield manga. Kawajiri's Slipstream follows a Luftwaffe pilot on his mission to protect Germany's trump card: the world's first atomic bomb. Imanishi's Sonic Boom ...
Style: anthology
Plot: world war two, fighter pilot, kamikaze, cabin
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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The Wind Rises (2013)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Japan, France, USA
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, love, earthquake, world war two, dreams, follow your dream, inventions and discoveries, love and romance, letter, airplane, great depression ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 40s, 20s, 30s ...
Place: japan, asia, germany, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 8.0
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Persepolis (2007)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1970s Iran, Marjane 'Marji' Statrapi watches events through her young eyes and her idealistic family of a long dream being fulfilled of the hated Shah's defeat in the Iranian Revolution of 1979. However as Marji grows up, she ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, adult animation, rough ...
Plot: coming of age, freedom, revolution, life is a bitch, society, depression, muslim, rebellion, self discovery, politics, childhood, traditional versus modern ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 1982 ...
Place: iran, middle east, france, austria, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: realistic, touching, emotional, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, island, young heroes, forceful separation, life turned upside down, social differences, village, society, deportation, communication problem, dancing, post war ...
Time: 20th century, post world war two, 1940s, 40s, year 1947 ...
Place: asia, japan, soviet union, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Twilight (2019)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 52 min.
Story: Hakubo tells the story of two young people who live in rural Fukushima: Sachi Koyama, a girl who excels at playing the violin, and Yuusuke Kijinami, a boy who loves to paint. After an awkward, chance encounter, the two meet and begin to fall in ...
Style: touching, uplifting, emotional, sincere, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: natural disaster, slice of life, catastrophe, prodigy, injury, friendship, violinist, classical music, high school life, art, music, child prodigy ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Kuroko's Basketball: Last Game (2017)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Shortly after the Inter-High of Kagami and Kuroko's second-year, a street basketball team from the USA called Team Jabberwock came to Japan to play a friendly match against a Japanese college-level street basketball team, Team Strky. Despite ...
Style: tense, light, uplifting, captivating
Plot: basketball, contests and competitions, sport, dishonesty, youth, teenager, lifestyle, ambition, hopes, friendship, adventure, follow your dream ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Case of Hana & Alice (2015)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Prequel to 2004 coming-of-age live-action film Hana & Alice. After her parents separate, 14 year-old Tetsuko (who will soon be nick-named Alice) moves with her mother to a new town in what she calls "The Boonies" and must enroll as a ...
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, touching
Plot: friendship, first love, disappearance, teenage girl, new student, school, neighbor, past, following someone, classroom, mysterious past, amateur detective ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Crulic - The Path to Beyond (2011)
Genre: Documentary, Animation, Biography, Drama
Country: Romania, Poland
Duration: 73 min.
Story: An animated feature-length documentary telling the story of the life of Crulic, a 33 year-old Romanian accused of having stolen a wallet from an important Polish judge. Crulic was brought to the Krakow Detention Center Custody prison. He decided to ...
Style: stylized, disturbing, serious, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: prison, injustice, false accusation, prison life, life is a bitch, confined, false arrest, foreigner, starvation, protest, female director, hospital ...
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Muhammad: The Last Prophet (2002)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: More than fourteen centuries ago, Mecca was filled with gambling, drunkenness, slavery, the mistreatment of women, and greed. The holy Ka'bah was littered with idol gods. Pilgrims came by the thousands to worship them. Quarysh, Mecca's ...
Style: sincere, serious, captivating, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: prophet, desert, folk hero, leadership, self discovery, human spirit, miraculous event, obsessive quest, fighting the system, good versus evil, hopes, clergy ...
Time: middle ages, ancient history, 7th century
Place: middle east, arabia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Rurouni Kenshin: Requiem for the Ishin Patriots (1997)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The war against the Tokugawa Shogunate ended years ago. But there are some who are not happy with the outcome. Shigure Takimi watched his friends and family get slashed down in the name of freedom and prosperity. Now he and a band of desparate ...
Style: stylized, exciting, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, battles, redemption, haunted by the past, vengeance, vigilantism, heroic mission, martial arts, political unrest, superhero, crimes, danger ...
Time: ancient times
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Funan (2018)
Genre: Animation, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Cambodia, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Cambodia, once the ancient kingdom of Funan, April 17th, 1975. The entire country falls under the tyranny of Angkar, the communist party of the Khmer Rouge. The cities are abandoned, the population is thrown to the roads and forced to walk towards ...
Style: exciting, disturbing, touching, visually appealing
Plot: family relations, communism, struggle for survival, separation from family, little boy, husband wife relationship, food, starvation, illness, cutting hair, ant, hunger ...
Time: 70s, year 1977, year 1978, year 1975, 20th century
Place: cambodia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Wolf Children (2012)
Genre: Animation, Drama, 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, colourful, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: werewolf, childhood, family relations, wolf, parents and children, single mother, human becomes animal, social relations, supernatural, school, love, imaginary ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Vincent (1987)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama
Country: Australia, Belgium
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A biography of Vincent van Gogh using only images and the letters he wrote to his brother Theo.
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: art, unfulfillment, tragic hero, prodigy, life is a bitch, mentally unstable, rise and fall, artists and showbiz, obsession, performer's life, family relations, bipolar disorder
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Swallows of Kabul (2019)
Genre: Animation, Drama, War
Country: France, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Monaco
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Summer 1998 - Kabul under Taliban rule. Zunaira and Mohsen are young and in love. Despite the daily violence and misery, they hope for a better future. One day, a foolish gesture causes life to take an irrevocable turn.
Style: captivating, psychological, thought provoking
Plot: dispute, religious persecution, social problems, woman, social relations, life is a bitch, religious hypocrisy, religious conflict, religious differences, female protagonist, society, prison ...
Time: year 1998
Place: afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Miracle Maker (2000)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama
Country: Russia, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A mother and father in search of help for their sick daughter cross paths with an extraordinary carpenter named Jesus, who has devoted his life to spreading God's word. An amazing miracle brings to light the true meaning of Christ, and the ...
Style: biblical, uplifting, captivating, touching, epic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: betrayal, miraculous event, jesus christ, human spirit, supernatural, supernatural ability, ambition, leadership, reincarnation, tragic hero, society, clergy ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history
Place: asia, jerusalem, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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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, romantic, atmospheric, sweet ...
Plot: rain, older woman younger man relationship, unlikely couple, shyness, teen angst, chance meeting, age difference, love and romance, youth, grownups, coming of age, shoemaker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Waltz with Bashir (2008)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama, History, Mystery, War
Country: Israel, France, Germany, USA, Finland, Switzerland, Belgium, Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Much awarded animated documentary, in which director and Israeli army veteran Ari Folman interviews friends and former soldiers about their memories of the 1982 Lebanon war and especially the Sabra and Shatila massacre in Beirut. The usage on ...
Style: rough, psychological, disturbing, surreal, realistic ...
Plot: nightmare, massacre, haunted by the past, war, army, soldier, memory loss, military, tragic event, guilt, politics, atrocity ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, lebanon, middle east, palestine, beirut lebanon
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Mobile Suit Gundam I (1981)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 137 min.
Story: In the year Universal Century 0079, humans have colonized the area of space lying in between the Earth and the moon. However the ambitious Zabi family, rulers of the Duchy of Zeon (the grouping of colonies furthest from the earth) has sparked a war.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space wars, androids and robots, escapades, imaginary, space station, chaos, righting the wronged, battles, heroic mission, future dystopia, space travel, survival ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
When the Wind Blows (1986)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: With the help of government-issued pamphlets, an elderly British couple build a shelter and prepare for an impending nuclear attack, unaware that times and the nature of war have changed from their romantic memories of World War II
Style: touching, realistic, serious, bleak, 2d animation ...
Plot: countryside, cold war, nuclear threat, bomb shelter, nuclear war, war, nuclear holocaust, chaos, english countryside, insurance, radiation sickness, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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Only Yesterday (1991)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: It’s 1982, and Taeko is 27 years old, unmarried, and has lived her whole life in Tokyo. She decides to visit her family in the countryside, and as the train travels through the night, memories flood back of her younger years: the first immature ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, atmospheric, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
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Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Fafner in the Azure: Dead Aggressor - Heaven and Earth (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The year is 2148. Two years have passed since the world was defended from the mysterious Festum, leaving the world in peace. Soushi promised Kazuki that he would one day return to Tatsumiya Island but instead he still keeps himself hidden, living ...
Style: suspense, captivating, suspenseful, light, mecha
Plot: ecological disaster, save the world, heroic mission, master villain, danger, technology gone awry, romancing partners, adventure, heroes, chaos, rivalry, future dystopia ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Josee, the Tiger and the Fish (2020)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A youth romantic drama with themes of growing up, the story focuses on college student Tsuneo and dreamer Josee, who lives her life stuck in a wheelchair. Josee—named after the heroine in Françoise Sagan’s Wonderful Clouds—spends most of her ...
Style: sincere, captivating
Plot: paraplegic, relationships, disability, wheelchair bound, physical disability, handicapped, lifestyle, disabled child, male female relationship, teenage life, woman in a wheelchair, teenager ...
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