Movies like A Silent Voice

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A Silent Voice (2016)
 8.2
 19K
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, coming of age, deaf, bullying, redemption, sign language, disability, suicide attempt, sister sister relationship, mother daughter relationship, mother son relationship, deafness, bully, train, single mother, roller coaster, amusement park, short skirt, cat, photographer, autism, fire, hairdresser, elementary school ...
Place: japan

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Most similar movies to A Silent Voice

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, high school, romance, teenage life and friends mostly in Animation, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like A Silent Voice: Your Name (2016), The Garden of Words (2013), Clannad: The Motion Picture (2007), From Up on Poppy Hill (2011), Only Yesterday (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.4
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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, emotional, romantic, stylized, captivating ...
Plot: school, memory loss, time travel, destiny, supernatural, romance, evacuation, body swapping, race against time, death, friendship, star crossed lovers ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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, serious, realistic, melancholic, romantic ...
Plot: coming of age, shoemaker, friendship, romance, social misfits, misfit, youth, friends, mysterious character, unlikely couple, follow your dream, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: emotional, semi serious, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, friendship, high school life, romance, teenage life, terminal illness, coming of age, youth, love and romance, surrealism, rain, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: atmospheric, realistic, sentimental, touching, serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: teenage love, high school, friendship, teenage life, destiny, hopes, youth, urban, save the day, self discovery, high school life, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1963
Place: japan, asia, seaport, tokyo, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, emotional, touching, stylized, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, ghost, love triangle, supernatural, haunted by the past, unrequited love, slice of life, childhood friends, romance, teenage life, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 18K
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, school, introspection, childhood, childhood memory, folk music, marriage, twentysomething life, coming of age, world, flower, city life ...
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, serious, emotional, gloomy, touching
Plot: ghost, friendship, supernatural, haunted by the past, love triangle, redemption, reunion, teenage life, estrangement, hopes, imaginary, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 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: serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: friendship, falling in love, high school reunion, unspoken love, surrealism, love, love triangle, teenage love, high school, romance, high school life, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: school, teenage love, teenage life, love and romance, friendship, haunted by the past, fall in love, social relations, friends, high school life, love triangle, troubled past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ 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, sentimental, surreal, realistic, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: cat, imagination, coming of age, love, follow your dream, education, dream, high school student, writing, violin, book, library ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: italy, japan, tokyo, asia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: friendship, coming of age, high school, first love, lgbt, reunited friends, school life, slice of life, romance, childhood friends, love triangle, popular girl ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, slice of life, friendship, mask, childhood, forest, coming of age, little girl
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: talky, semi serious, feel good, realistic, touching ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: high school, young lovers, teenage love, friendship, child abuse, bully, slice of life, romance, teenage life, estrangement, against the odds, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, first love, bullying, dancing, student, school, punched in the face, running, cell phone, truck, neighbor, telephone call ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, twists and turns, humorous, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, friendship, school, teenage love, high school, supernatural ability, supernatural, student, adventure, love, teenage girl ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary
Place: tokyo, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.8
 1K
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: coming of age, high school, slice of life, school life, romance, bullying, body transformation, unemployment, experiment, suicide, 17 year old, high school student ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, young girl, photograph, countryside, village, social misfits, loneliness, childhood, adolescence, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan, tokyo, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 8.2
 266
Cross Game (2009)
Genre: Animation, Romance, Sport
Country: Japan
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: emotional, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: baseball, sport, coming of age, contests and competitions, school, high school, romance, high school life, teenage life, ambition, youth, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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, beauty queen, model, passion, airport, flashback, friendship, teenage boy, love, teenage girl, sister sister relationship ...
Place: japan, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 8.0
 6K
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: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, uplifting
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, basketball, follow your dream, friendship, romance, high school life, teenage life, coming of age, fall in love, ambition, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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
Plot: airplane, violin, alternate timeline, samurai, friendship, apocalypse, future dystopia, teenage life, wartime life, coming of age, youth, androids and robots ...
Time: 1990s, future, year 1996
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 8.1
 145K
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, clever, humorous ...
Plot: social misfits, friendship, neighbor, mental illness, loneliness, depression, correspondence, only child, birthmark, chocolate, phone book, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: australia, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU (2013)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
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: realistic, humorous, touching
Plot: romance, high school, love and romance, club, friendship, school, society, youth
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
11%
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The Poem of the Wind and the Trees (Sanctus) (1987)
Genre: Animation, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Based on the manga classic by Keiko Takemiya.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy, rough ...
Plot: coming of age, drugs/alcohol, fall in love, strong sexual content, gays and lesbians, young lovers, romance, sexual abuse, teenage love, student life, teenage life, gender ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.6
 299
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, sexual, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: high school, incest, siblings relations, high school life, romance, family life, love and romance, youth, couples, family relations, androids and robots, introspection ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Daria in 'Is It College Yet?' (2002)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, South Korea
Duration: 90 min.
Story: All vile things must come to an end, and for Daria Morgendorffer that means it's time to look beyond high school to college. Our little girl has grown up so fast. It's time for higher learning, lowered expectations, and a heavy dose of ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, teenage love, school, looking for sex, friendship, college, graduation, young lovers, coming of age, teachers and students, eccentric family, high school life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Heaven's Lost Property the Movie: The Angeloid of Clockwork (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Sakurai Tomoki goes on a trip to a hot spring, and is soon up to his usual perverted antics. In addition, he's about to receive his first love confession! However, his desire to pass his days peacefully is challenged once again by another ...
Plot: teenager, high school, wish fulfillment, wings, angel, teenage protagonist, teenage boy
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 8.2
 6K
Toradora! (2008)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: It’s Ryuji’s first day as a junior in high school and it seems as if things are looking up. He gets to sit in between his only friend, Yusaku, and, more importantly, the girl he’s secretly crushing on, Minori Kushieda. But just when he thinks ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, school, friendship, schoolgirl, love and romance, slice of life, romance, youth, wooing, injustice, high school ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: island, friendship, dancing, young heroes, best friends, village, innocence lost, life turned upside down, youth, friends, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945, year 1946, year 1947
Place: asia, japan, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.9
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To Heart (1999)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Style: fairy tale
Plot: high school, kindness, psychic, coming of age, redemption, martial arts, witch, christ allegory, bully, human android relationship, girl next door, compassion ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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