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A Silent Voice (2016)
 8.2
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A Silent Voice (2016)
Original name: 聲の形
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 do not speak to each other again... until an older, wiser Shouya, tormented by his past behaviour, decides he must see Shouko once more. He wants to atone for his sins, but is it already too late...?
Style: inspirational, touching, sincere, romantic, sweet, biting
Plot: friendship, high school, deaf, sign language, redemption, disability, coming of age, bullying, suicide attempt, deafness, mother daughter relationship, single mother, sister sister relationship, mother son relationship, bully, autism, fire, elementary school, grandmother granddaughter relationship, blackboard, niece, umbrella, rain, bicycle, hearing aid ...
Place: japan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, serious and emotional films with plots about friendship, youth, coming of age, romance, high school, love and romance and teenage life mostly in Animation, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like A Silent Voice: Your Name (2016), From Up on Poppy Hill (2011), The Garden of Words (2013), Clannad: The Motion Picture (2007), Ocean Waves (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: touching, romantic, emotional, sentimental, stylized ...
Plot: time travel, school, memory loss, destiny, supernatural, romance, evacuation, death, race against time, body swapping, friendship, star crossed lovers ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
From Up on Poppy Hill (2011)
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 ...
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: teenage love, high school, friendship, destiny, social relations, traditional versus modern, friends, hopes, longing, high school life, urban, post war ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1963
Place: japan, asia, seaport, tokyo, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
To the Forest of Firefly Lights (2011)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 45 min.
Story: One hot summer day a little girl gets lost in an enchanted forest of the mountain god where spirits reside. A young boy appears before her, but she cannot touch him for fear of making him disappear. And so a wondrous adventure awaits...
Plot: folklore, supernatural, spirit, friendship, childhood, coming of age, slice of life, little girl, forest, mask
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, realistic, serious, melancholic, romantic ...
Plot: coming of age, shoemaker, chocolate, rain, romance, friendship, grownups, mysterious character, overcoming, friends, social misfits, rainy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Clannad: The Motion Picture (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, serious, emotional, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, friendship, youth, teenage life, coming of age, love and romance, romance, high school life, terminal illness, pregnancy, death, rain ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: serious, stylized, emotional, touching, psychological ...
Plot: ghost, love triangle, friendship, supernatural, coming of age, friends, love and romance, youth, high school life, haunted by the past, social relations, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
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Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
Story: When Yadomi Jinta was a child, he was a central piece in a group of close friends. In time, however, these childhood friends drifted apart, and when they became high school students, they had long ceased to think of each other as friends. One of ...
Style: sentimental, touching, gloomy, emotional, serious
Plot: ghost, supernatural, friendship, friends, hopes, imaginary, redemption, estrangement, youth, reunion, teenage life, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 7K
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: touching, realistic, sincere, serious
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: friendship, high school reunion, surrealism, unspoken love, love, falling in love, high school life, teenage love, high school, social relations, romance, urban ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Say "I love you." (2012)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
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: emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: school, teenage love, teenage life, friends, love and romance, friendship, haunted by the past, fall in love, social relations, high school life, meaningful kiss, freak ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Flavors of Youth (2018)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: China, Japan
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Three different stories of youth set in different cities of China. 1 Shanghai Love. 2 Sunny Breakfast. 3 Small Fashion Show. Directed by Zhenxing Yi, the plot revolves around a young man working in Beijing. He used to live with his grandma in ...
Plot: young love, anthology, friendship, flashback, career, grandmother grandson relationship, life, sexy woman, beauty queen, teenage girl, sister sister relationship, model ...
Place: china, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Your Lie in April (2014)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
Story: Kousei Arima was a genius pianist until his mother's sudden death took away his ability to play. Each day was dull for Kousei. But, then he meets a violinist named Kaori Miyazono who has an eccentric playing style. Can the heartfelt sounds of ...
Style: touching, uplifting, stylized, semi serious, sincere
Audience: teens
Plot: music, contests and competitions, friendship, depression, love and romance, parent child relationship, boy genius, loss of parent, schoolboy, piano, death of mother, school
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, uplifting, sentimental, realistic, surreal ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: cat, teenage love, coming of age, imagination, love, high school, first love, train, writing, high school student, violin, dream ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: italy, japan, tokyo, europe, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Sweet Blue Flowers (2009)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
Story: Fumi Manjoume enters Kamakura's accelerated high school - Matsuoka All-Girls High School. While waiting at the Kamakura station on the day of her entrance ceremony, she runs into an old childhood friend whom she had not seen in 10 years: ...
Plot: high school, friendship, coming of age, first love, popular girl, reunited friends, lgbt, slice of life, love triangle, romance, childhood friends, school life ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
His and Her Circumstances (1998)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Story: In His and Her Circumstances, like a drug, Yukino Miyazawa was addicted to admiration and praise from those around her. She worked hard to become the perfect student, the perfect girl. But that was before… him. Souichirou Arima. The instant she ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, realistic, talky ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: high school, bully, friendship, child abuse, teenage love, young lovers, family problems, teenage life, power of love, young people, youth, popularity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.7
 19K
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, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: countryside, childhood, marriage, folk music, childhood memory, school, introspection, twentysomething life, coming of age, youth, unhappy, city life ...
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, 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, humorous, twists and turns, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, friendship, changing the past or future, school, supernatural ability, teenage love, student, teenage girl, supernatural, high school, love, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary
Place: tokyo, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Murder Case of Hana & Alice (2015)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: Japan
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 ...
Plot: friendship, bullying, first love, 14 year old, swing, hair, mysterious past, new student, cap, lack of money, cleaning, running ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
5 Centimeters Per Second (2007)
Genre: Animation, Drama, 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, gloomy, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: teenage love, friendship, letter, train, surf, romance, friends, unfulfillment, lovers apart, unfulfilled love, classmates, crumbling relationship ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, future ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, psychological, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, friends, imaginary friend, photograph, young girl, countryside, village, social misfits, teenage life, coming of age, supernatural, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan, tokyo, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.8
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ReLIFE (2016)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Arata Kaizaki (27) quit the job he landed after graduation in only three months. His life did not go well after that. Now his parents are threatening to stop sending money, and want him to come back to the country. He has no friend or girlfriend to ...
Plot: high school, coming of age, romance, bullying, school life, slice of life, teenage girl, life changing, adaptation, body transformation, love, teenager ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.2
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Cross Game (2009)
Genre: Animation, Romance, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
Story: Kō Kitamura, whose family owns a sporting goods store, has known the Tsukishima girls since he was born. The Tsukishima family runs a batting center and cafe, and they have four daughters. There's Ichiyo, the responsible eldest; Wakaba, ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: baseball, sport, romance, love and romance, contests and competitions, family relations, friends, social relations, high school life, youth, high school, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.6
 310
Love Wind (2004)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: After a 27 year old man has chance encounter with a fifteen year old girl, they discover that they are actually brother and sister. They were separated over a decade before due to their parents divorce, but now she is coming to move in with him and ...
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: high school, incest, youth, moral dilemma, introspection, high school life, society, separated, true love, forbidden love, couples, family life ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Domestic Girlfriend (2019)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Natsuo is a high school boy who is experiencing the crushing despair of unrequited love. To make matters worse, the person he is in love with is his teacher, Hina. In an attempt to lift his spirits, he attends a mixer where he meets a girl named ...
Style: sincere, tense, entertaining, touching, sentimental
Plot: love, youth, love and romance, family relations, couple relations, sex, disorder, adaptation, escapades, rivalry, father daughter relationship, family ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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The Place Promised in Our Early Days (2004)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The story takes place in a alternate postwar period, in 1996, where Japan is divided. Hokkaido is ruled by the "Union" while Honshu and other southern islands are under US authority. A tall tower was built on Hokkaido, which could even be ...
Style: serious, futuristic
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Time: 1990s, future, year 1996
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.9
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Clannad (2007)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Tomoya Okazaki is a third year high school student resentful of his life. His mother passed away from a car accident when he was younger, causing his father to resort to alcohol and cigarettes. This results in fights between the two until ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, uplifting, touching
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, basketball, follow your dream, overbearing parent, wish come true, love and romance, dream come true, romance, hopes, ambition, meaningful kiss, loner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 8.1
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Mary and Max (2009)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A tale of friendship between two unlikely pen pals: Mary, a lonely, eight-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max, a forty-four-year old, severely obese man living in New York. In the mid-1970's, a homely, friendless ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, humorous, clever ...
Plot: social misfits, neighbor, loneliness, friendship, mental illness, depression, psychiatrist, suicide attempt, lottery, chocolate, phone book, birthmark ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: australia, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU (2013)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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: humorous, realistic, touching
Plot: high school, romance, love and romance, school, youth, society, club, friendship
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
12%
The Poem of the Wind and the Trees (Sanctus) (1987)
Genre: Animation, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 60 min.
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Style: realistic, bleak, serious, touching, rough ...
Plot: love and romance, gays and lesbians, life is a bitch, manipulations, coldhearted, social misfits, drugs/alcohol, romance, student life, coming of age, sexual abuse, youth ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 4.8
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Miss Modern (2017)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The story follows Benio "Haikara-san" Hanamura, who lost her mother when she was very young and has been raised by her father, a high-ranking official in the Japanese army. As a result, she has grown into a tomboy -- contrary to ...
Plot: rain, death of mother, kimono, russian civil war, gender roles, arranged marriage, lieutenant, father daughter relationship
Time: year 1919, year 1918
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.0
 47
To Heart (1999)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Style: fairy tale
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%