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All About Lily Chou-Chou (2001)
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All About Lily Chou-Chou (2001)
Original name: リリイ・シュシュのすべて
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Charts the troubled teenage years of students Yuichi Hasumi and Shusuke Hoshino, exploring the shifting and complex power dynamics of their relationship against the backdrop of Yuichi's love for the dreamy and abstract music of fictional pop star Lily Chou-Chou.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, serious, meditative, intense, stylized, gloomy, realistic, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, alienation, music, youth, teenage life, social misfits, mind game, kendo, coming of age, friendship, school, internet, pimp, humiliation, teasing, misfit, celebrity culture, computers and web, best friend, bullying, prostitution, violence, high school life, teacher, musician ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, year 1999, year 2001, year 2000
Place: japan, asia, okinawa, tokyo, okinawa japan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, visually appealing and melancholic films with plots about youth, friendship, drinking alcohol, coming of age, family relations, runaway and kiss mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres. Some movies like All About Lily Chou-Chou: Swallowtail Butterfly (1996), Himizu (2011), Elephant (2003), Permanent Record (1988), Suicide Club (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Swallowtail Butterfly (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Swallowtail Butterfly takes place in an alternate Japan, in a ghetto where immigrants from all over the world have come to live and make their fortune. The city is called Yentown, and it is much like Tokyo. Sixteen-year-old Ageha (Ito), a young girl ...
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Time: 90s
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Himizu (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Two teenagers and a group of people made homeless by a tsunami try and make their way in a devastated Japan
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Plot: teen angst, youth, human nature, teenage life, earthquake, mental illness, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, obsession, suicide, homeless teenager, tsunami, vigilante ...
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Place: japan, asia
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Elephant (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Several ordinary high school students go through their daily routine as two others prepare for something more malevolent. The film chronicles the events surrounding a school shooting.
Style: disturbing, bleak, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: school shooting, mass murder, teacher, atrocity, violence spree, classmate, school, student, massacre, suicide, bomb, confined ...
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Place: usa, portland oregon, california
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Permanent Record (1988)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: David Sinclair seems to have everything going for him: he's smart, musically talented, and very successful. To top off his senior year in high school, his band is trying to get a recording session. Therefore, David's suicide leaves ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, coming of age, suicide, grief, friends, family relations, parents and children, school, teenage life, high school life, buddies, misfit ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: oregon, portland oregon, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Suicide Club (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When 54 high school girls throw themselves in front of a subway train it appears to be only the beginning of a string of suicides around the country. Does the new all-girl group Desert have anything to do with it? Detective Kuroda tries to find the ...
Style: psychological, surreal, suspenseful, atmospheric, meditative ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suicide, police investigation, hacker, mystery, brutality, cult, insanity, murder, conspiracy, youth, chaos, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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Hana and Alice (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Two teenage best pals attracted to the same boy end up scrambling his life after he walks into a door and is knocked unconscious.
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, hot
Plot: love triangle, amnesia, fall in love, friendship, teenage life, love and romance, youth, couples, deception, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, friendship between girls, young love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
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Style: realistic, sentimental, psychological, captivating, atmospheric ...
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Place: hong kong, taiwan, asia
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Kidulthood (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A day in the life of a group of troubled 15-year-olds growing up in west London.
Style: serious, tense, rough, dark, realistic ...
Plot: school, urban ghetto life, bullying, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, gang, social decay, friendship, teenage love, hardcase students, lifestyle, criminal heroes ...
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Place: london, england, europe
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: realistic, suspenseful, sincere, harsh, serious ...
Audience: teens
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Love Letter (1995)
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Duration: 117 min.
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Running on Empty (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
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Eastern Boys (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: They come from all over Eastern Europe: Russia, Romania, Chechnya. They are Eastern boys. The oldest appear no more than 25; as for the youngest, there is no way of telling their age. They hang around the Gare du Nord train station in Paris. They ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, atmospheric
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Set in Japan in the early 1990s, there's one rising band called LANDS, that is starting to find success amidst a flood of other bands. Asako and Miharu are two Tokyo high school students. When Miharu gives Asako her favorite indie rock band; a ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional
Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Foxfire (1996)
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Duration: 102 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.3
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The Wanderers (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The streets of the Bronx are owned by 60’s youth gangs where the joy and pain of adolescence is lived. Philip Kaufman tells his take on the novel by Richard Price about the history of the Italian-American gang ‘The Wanderers.’
Style: serious, realistic, rough, sentimental, stylized ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
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