Movies like From Up on Poppy Hill

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From Up on Poppy Hill (2011)
 7.4
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From Up on Poppy Hill (2011)
Original name: コクリコ坂から
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 year-old boy, Shun, always sees this flag from the sea as he rides a tugboat to school. Gradually the pair are drawn to each other but they are faced with a sudden trial. Even so, they keep going without running from facing the hardships of reality.
Style: sentimental, touching, atmospheric, serious, romantic, sweet, emotional, talky, twists and turns, realistic ...
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, mother daughter relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love and romance, youth, heroes, friends, post war, hopes, urban, seaport, save the day, traditional versus modern, social relations, clubhouse, post war japan ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, england

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Most similar movies to From Up on Poppy Hill

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, stylized, realistic and emotional films with plots about friendship, youth, love and romance, coming of age, romance, high school and teenage life mostly in Animation, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like From Up on Poppy Hill: Whisper of the Heart (1995), When Marnie Was There (2014), Ocean Waves (1993), The Secret World of Arrietty (2010), A Letter to Momo (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Whisper of the Heart (1995)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Music, 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: touching, feel good, uplifting, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: follow your dream, teenage love, first love, fall in love, self discovery, love, love and romance, cat, teenage life, youth, high school life, imagination ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: japan, italy, tokyo, europe, asia
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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, sentimental, emotional, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, countryside, loneliness, childhood, dream, teenage life, self discovery, young girl, estate, village, photograph, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, hokkaido, tokyo, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: date night, teens
Plot: friendship, fall in love, falling in love, unspoken love, love, surrealism, high school reunion, high school, teenage life, teenage love, high school life, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Secret World of Arrietty (2010)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: 14-year-old Arrietty and the rest of the Clock family live in peaceful anonymity as they make their own home from items "borrowed" from the house's human inhabitants. However, life changes for the Clocks when a human boy discovers ...
Style: touching, colourful, scenic, fairy tale, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: friendship, mysterious character, magical, midget, miniature person, family, adventure, parallel world, childhood, maid, friends, daring rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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A Letter to Momo (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Clinging to an unfinished letter written by her recently deceased father, young Momo moves with her mother from bustling Tokyo to the remote Japanese island of Shio. Upon their arrival, she begins to explore her new habitat, meeting local children ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, stylized, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: supernatural, family relations, teenage life, ghost, island, starting over, self discovery, imaginary character, life turned upside down, parents and children, youth, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
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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
Plot: childhood, countryside, introspection, friendship, village life, folk music, deadend life, adolescence, childhood memory, self discovery, twentysomething life, marriage ...
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Your Name. (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: High schoolers Mitsuha and Taki are complete strangers living separate lives. But one night, they suddenly switch places. Mitsuha wakes up in Taki’s body, and he in hers. This bizarre occurrence continues to happen randomly, and the two must ...
Style: romantic, touching, captivating, surprise ending, sentimental ...
Plot: body swapping, romance, school, time travel, love, girl, race against time, schoolgirl, beautiful scenery, boy, star crossed lovers, supernatural ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, atmospheric, captivating, sincere, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tragedy, high school, friendship, fall in love, teenage girl, romance, teenage boy, teenage life, hospital, fireworks, family relations, family problems ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When 17-year-old Makoto Konno gains the ability to, quite literally, "leap" backwards through time, she immediately sets about improving her grades and preventing personal mishaps. However, she soon realises that changing the past ...
Style: touching, feel good, twists and turns, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, student, friendship, teenage love, supernatural ability, classmate, teenage girl, high school, school, love, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, young lovers, lovers apart, hopes, friendship, train, love, first love, letter, life philosophy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 21st century, 1990s ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.8
 77K
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 ⇓
50%
 8.2
 56K
A Silent Voice (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
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: touching, inspirational, sincere, romantic, biting ...
Plot: sign language, deaf, friendship, bullying, disability, japanese school, high school, redemption, deafness, suicide thoughts, single mother, japanese girl ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, chance meeting, shyness, love and romance, teen angst, youth, age difference, grownups, coming of age, overcoming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.1
 40K
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
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Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, touching, sentimental
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Place: japan, okinawa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day - The Movie (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A year has passed since Menma's ghostly return to the Super Peace Busters. Although the time they spent together during that summer was short, the five members reminisce about what happened as they each write a letter to their lost friend.
Style: psychological, emotional, serious, stylized, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, supernatural, ghost, love triangle, teenage love, coming of age, unrequited love, high school life, teenage life, youth, haunted by the past, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.5
 2K
Clannad (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: touching, sincere, emotional, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Boy and the Beast (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Kyuta, a boy living in Shibuya, and Kumatetsu, a lonesome beast from Jutengai, an imaginary world. One day, Kyuta forays into the imaginary world and, as he's looking for his way back, meets Kumatetsu who becomes his spirit guide. That ...
Style: touching, breathtaking, interesting, stylized, intense ...
Plot: training, beast, mentor, orphan, destiny, father son relationship, transformation, friendship, loneliness, martial arts, fantasy world, good versus evil ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Little Busters! (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Japan
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Story: Anime film about a group of friends including a kid whose parents were killed
Style: humorous, captivating, light, touching, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: orphan, high school, teenage love, friendship, teenage life, good versus evil, youth, rivalry, couples, friends, young heroes, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Say "I love you." (2012)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Friends suck, and trusting someone is just setting yourself up. That's the lesson Mei Tachibana learned after her heart was ripped out and only a shell was left where a girl used to be. But unlike so many, she found an easy solution: ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, shoujo, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, friendship, high school life, friends, fall in love, teenage life, social relations, school, haunted by the past, love and romance, youth, troubled past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
12%
Air: The Motion Picture (2005)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A long time ago, a winged maiden was held prisoner in a castle - cursed never to experience love, lest she die. Centuries later, in a sleepy coastal town, a young girl relives this agony.
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, gloomy, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: magic, summer, fall in love, teenage love, imaginary, romance, tragic love, impossible love, social relations, youth, teenage life, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, music, social relations, youth, first love, unrequited love, love triangle ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Haganai: I Don't Have Many Friends (2011)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Kodaka Hasegawa has just transferred to St. Chronica's Academy and he's having a hard time making friends. With his naturally blond hair and fierce looking eyes, people constantly mistake him for a delinquent. One day, he runs into his ...
Style: touching, realistic, stylized, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, social misfits, school, harem, social relations, friendship, club, misfit, youth, teenage love, society, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU (2013)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Hachiman Hikigaya is an antisocial high school student with no friends or girlfriend and as a result has a distorted view on life. When he sees his classmates talking excitedly about their adolescent lives, he mutters, "They're a bunch of ...
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, melancholic, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, family outing, teen comedy
Plot: high school, school, youth, friendship, society, romance, love and romance, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love triangle, male female relationship, love, teenage girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Waiting in the Summer (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Kaito Kirishima is testing out his new camera, when something comes crashing from the sky, injuring him. The next morning he wakes up fine though, believing it was a dream, however during the day he experiences flashes from what happened and also ...
Style: humorous, stylized, semi serious, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, romance, social relations, high school, high school life, young lovers, teenage love, space and aliens, teenage life, youth, benign alien, true love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.4
 251
Gakuen Heaven (2006)
Genre: Animation, Romance
Country: Japan, Germany
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Story: Gakuen Heaven is a media franchise originating from the PC game Gakuen Heaven: Boy's Love Scramble, originally released by the company SPRAY. The franchise gradually expanded to include more games, drama CDs, manga, and anime.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: boarding school, teenage love, friendship, teenage life, ambition, buddies, youth, school, romance, harem, gay athlete, childhood friend ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Aishiteruze Baby (2004)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Aishiteruze Baby is a shōjo romance manga by Yoko Maki. It was serialized by Shueisha in Ribon from April 2002 and January 2005 and collected in seven bound volumes. It was adapted as a 26-episode anime television series produced by TMS ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, stylized, touching, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: romance, high school life, teenage love, opposites attract, youth, eccentric family, teenage life, social relations, love and romance, family relations, family life, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Read It and Weep (2006)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A young girl turns into an A-List celebrity over night when her private journal is accidently published and becomes a best-seller.
Style: realistic, humorous, feel good, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: teenage love, high school, diary, teenage life, popularity, power relations, youth, adolescence vs adulthood, school dance, overnight success, teenage girl, rising to stardom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Anthem of the Heart (2015)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A young girl had her voice magically taken away so that she would never hurt people with it, but her outlook changes when she encounters music and friendship. Will Naruse be able to convey the anthem of her heart?
Style: touching, sincere, romantic, psychological, sentimental
Audience: teens
Plot: mute, friendship, school, love and romance, healing, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, parents separation, daydreamer, singing, musical performance, family relations
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
ef - a fairy tale of the two. (2007)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Japan
TV show
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: sincere, realistic, stylized, serious, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: love triangle, teenage life, teenage love, lovers reunited, love and romance, high school life, fall in love, memory loss, first sex, youth, couple relations, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%