Movies like The Wind Rises

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The Wind Rises (2013)
 7.7
 85K
The Wind Rises (2013)
Original name: 風立ちぬ
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama, 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, sentimental, atmospheric, emotional, talky, realistic, serious, sexy, sweet ...
Audience: kids
Plot: world war two, tuberculosis, earthquake, hopes, dreams, love, airplane, flying, follow your dream, aviation, love and romance, wartime, imagination, culture clash, obsession, inventions and discoveries, great depression, letter, beautiful scenery, anti war, bittersweet, husband wife relationship, employer employee relationship, death of loved one, disney ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 1940s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 20s
Place: japan, germany, tokyo, asia

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Most similar movies to The Wind Rises

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, serious, manga and stylized films with plots about friendship, love, fantasy world, storytelling, childhood, loneliness and mentor mostly in Animation, Drama and Family genres. Some movies like The Wind Rises: The Garden of Words (2013), Whisper of the Heart (1995), Grave of the Fireflies (1988), Ponyo (2008), 5 Centimeters Per Second (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, atmospheric, colourful, sweet, melancholic ...
Plot: rain, unlikely couple, age difference, teen angst, grownups, shoemaker, shyness, youth, love and romance, overcoming, older woman younger man relationship, chance meeting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: family outing, teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: follow your dream, cat, self discovery, imagination, love, school, teenage love, teenage life, fall in love, high school life, youth, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: japan, tokyo, italy, europe, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, heartbreaking, depressing, harsh, dramatic ...
Plot: orphan, world war two, hunger, siblings relations, survival, war, death of child, homelessness, desperation, bomb, theft, wartime ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945, post world war two
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.6
 142K
Ponyo (2008)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The son of a sailor, 5-year old Sosuke lives a quiet life on an oceanside cliff with his mother Lisa. One fateful day, he finds a beautiful goldfish trapped in a bottle on the beach and upon rescuing her, names her Ponyo. But she is no ordinary ...
Style: touching, sweet, scenic, atmospheric, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: magical, obsessive quest, magic, fish, mermaid, adventure, friendship, princess, family, transformation, love, wish come true ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, sad, depressing, emotional, scenic ...
Audience: date night, teen drama
Plot: romance, life philosophy, love and romance, teenage love, coming of age, young lovers, lovers apart, hopes, love, friendship, first love, melancholy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 2000s, future ...
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 17K
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 ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: friendship, unspoken love, love triangle, romance, love and romance, youth, friends, teenage love, fall in love, coming of age, high school reunion, love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
From Up on Poppy Hill (2011)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, 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 ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sweet, atmospheric, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: high school, teenage love, friendship, destiny, teenage life, fighting the system, teenager, self discovery, longing, high school life, happy ending, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1963
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Weathering with You (2019)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan, China
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Hodaka, a high school boy who moves from his isolated island home to the city of Tokyo, who immediately becomes broke! After finally finding work at a shady occult magazine, the sky rains every day until amidst the hustle and bustle of the big city, ...
Style: touching, exciting, captivating, feel good, light
Audience: kids
Plot: weather, friendship, teenager, love, fall in love, magic, magical power, climate change, magical girl, couples, girl, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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 8.4
 258K
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: touching, romantic, emotional, captivating, surprise ending ...
Audience: family outing, teen drama
Plot: time travel, body swapping, romance, love, girl, beautiful scenery, school, schoolgirl, boy, destiny, friendship, memory loss ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, teens, chick flick
Plot: friendship, childhood, self discovery, loneliness, countryside, dream, teenage life, adolescence, young girl, coming of age, imaginary friend, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, hokkaido, tokyo, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two sisters move to the country with their father in order to be closer to their hospitalized mother, and discover the surrounding trees are inhabited by Totoros, magical spirits of the forest. When the youngest runs away from home, the older sister ...
Style: feel good, atmospheric, touching, fairy tale, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, sister sister relationship, magical, children, adventure, countryside, teaching the ways of the world, childhood, parents and children, legends and myths, family, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, captivating, suspenseful, touching, tense ...
Plot: world war two, family relations, wedding, bombing, military, female protagonist, evacuation, anniversary, war, couples, society, teenager ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1935, year 1944 ...
Place: hiroshima japan, japan, east asia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Secret World of Arrietty (2010)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
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, fairy tale, colourful, sweet, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, family, midget, mysterious character, adventure, little people, secrets, beautiful scenery, magical, daring rescue, friends, childhood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When Sophie, a shy young woman, is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking home.
Style: touching, fairy tale, atmospheric, captivating, dark fantasy ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: witch, steampunk, adventure, magic, supernatural ability, fantasy world, self discovery, curses spells and rituals, wizards, demon, magical, wizards and magicians ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Princess Mononoke (1997)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Ashitaka, a prince of the disappearing Ainu tribe, is cursed by a demonized boar god and must journey to the west to find a cure. Along the way, he encounters San, a young human woman fighting to protect the forest, and Lady Eboshi, who is trying to ...
Style: captivating, stylized, atmospheric, exciting, emotional ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: wolf, adventure, demon, mythology, talking animals, human animal relationship, princess, human spirit, forest, good versus evil, female warrior, heroic mission ...
Time: middle ages, 15th century, 16th century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 32K
Only Yesterday (1991)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 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, atmospheric, sentimental, melancholic, poignant ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: childhood, countryside, friendship, self discovery, adolescence, introspection, coming of age, school, village life, deadend life, twentysomething life, dreams ...
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: touching, atmospheric, emotional, talky, tense ...
Plot: actor's life, female protagonist, lost love, love and romance, popularity, unfulfilled love, haunted by the past, retired, love story, samurai, actress, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 50s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 417
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: sad, captivating, thought provoking, touching, emotional ...
Plot: art, art history, artist, tragic hero, unfulfillment, rise and fall, prodigy, life is a bitch, mentally unstable, artists and showbiz, family relations, obsession ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.0
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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: disturbing, adult animation, political, manga, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, atomic bomb, disaster, anti war, children in wartime, nuclear holocaust, radioactivity, distopia, post apocalypse, radiation sickness, bombing, catastrophe ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia, hiroshima japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.6
 744K
Spirited Away (2001)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A young girl, Chihiro, becomes trapped in a strange new world of spirits. When her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, she must call upon the courage she never knew she had to free her family.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, stylized, colourful, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, supernatural, parallel world, magic, dragon, fantasy world, ghost, adventure, witch, surrealism, philosophy, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Princess and the Pilot (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Romance, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The war between the Levamme Empire and the Amatsukami Imperium has been raging for years. In the midst of this struggle, the prince of the Levamme Empire declares his love for Juana del Moral and vows to end the war in one year, as part of his ...
Style: romantic, exciting, captivating, serious, sincere
Plot: air battle, fall in love, freedom, love, friendship, fictional war, pilot, princess, bonding, marriage proposal, fighter pilot, airplane ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, 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, colourful, humorous, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, teens, pre-teens
Plot: witch, adventure, friendship, self discovery, supernatural ability, young heroes, coming of age, magic, cat, friends, wizards and magicians, talking animals ...
Place: tokyo, japan, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, emotional, touching, serious, mind bending ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, young heroes, island, social differences, forceful separation, life turned upside down, society, village, deportation, communication problem, dancing, post war ...
Time: 20th century, post world war two, 1940s, year 1946, year 1945 ...
Place: asia, japan, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: coming of age, princess, friendship, parents and children, children, adolescence, female protagonist, self discovery, japanese woman, family relations, youth, breast feeding ...
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 89K
Porco Rosso (1992)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Porco Rosso, known in Japan as Crimson Pig (Kurenai no Buta) is the sixth animated film by Hayao Miyazaki and released in 1992. You're introduced to an Italian World War I fighter ace, now living as a freelance bounty hunter chasing "air ...
Style: talky, light, stylized, melancholic, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, aviation, transformation, romance, pilot, airplane, cartoon pig, heroes, escapades, good versus evil, daring rescue, save the day ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: italy, japan, tokyo, europe, croatia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Rumbling Hearts (2003)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
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Story: At first, Takayuki Narumi is befriended by Mitsuki Hayase only because Mitsuki's best friend, Haruka Suzumiya has a crush on him; however since then, Takayuki, his pal Shinji Taira, and Mitsuki have grown to be the best of friends. Then one ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, entertaining, captivating ...
Plot: love triangle, forbidden love, tragedy, high school, teenage love, haunted by the past, first love, grownups, youth, romance, love and romance, best friends ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Invisible Woman (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In 1857, at the height of his fame and fortune, novelist and social critic Charles Dickens meets and falls in love with teenage stage actress Nelly Ternan. As she becomes the focus of his heart and mind, as well as his muse, painful secrecy is the ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, serious, realistic, feminist film ...
Plot: charles dickens, older man younger woman relationship, love affair, writer's life, marital discord, celebrity, secret, scandal, father son relationship, actress, forbidden love, introspection ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1850s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 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
Plot: friendship, love and romance, teenage life, youth, high school, romance, high school life, love, death of mother, student, father son relationship, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.0
 809
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, cartoonist
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 8.1
 44K
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, colourful, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: werewolf, childhood, wolf, single mother, parents and children, family relations, school, supernatural, social relations, female werewolf, breast feeding, children ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%