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A Silent Voice (2016)
 8.2
 28K
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, sweet, romantic, biting
Plot: sign language, friendship, deaf, high school, redemption, disability, bullying, suicide attempt, coming of age, deafness, mother daughter relationship, sister sister relationship, bully, fire, elementary school, suicide thoughts, mother son relationship, single mother, train, autism, roller coaster, amusement park, female director, rain, classmate ...
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, emotional and sentimental films with plots about friendship, romance, high school, youth, coming of age, love and romance and school mostly in Animation, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like A Silent Voice: Your Name (2016), Weathering with You (2019), Flavors of Youth (2018), Say "I love you." (2012), Ocean Waves (1993). 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, romantic, captivating, scenic, emotional ...
Plot: school, body swapping, time travel, memory loss, destiny, death, race against time, supernatural, schoolgirl, star crossed lovers, romance, friendship ...
Place: tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Weathering with You (2019)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 114 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, ...
Plot: weather, magical power, male female relationship, magical girl, friendship, love, girl, global warming, falling in love, climate change, asthma, legs ...
Place: japan
⇓ 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: spirit, supernatural, friendship, childhood, folklore, coming of age, slice of life, little girl, mask, forest
⇓ 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 ...
Style: light, uplifting, atmospheric, scenic, sweet
Plot: young love, life, anthology, love, friendship, family, dream, summer, career, grandmother grandson relationship, sister sister relationship, teenage girl ...
Place: china, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: school, friendship, teenage love, teenage life, fall in love, love and romance, haunted by the past, social relations, friends, high school life, high school, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, changing the past or future, friendship, school, supernatural ability, teenage love, student, supernatural, teenage girl, high school, love, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary
Place: tokyo, asia, japan
⇓ 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, touching, gloomy
Plot: supernatural, friendship, ghost, death of friend, redemption, hopes, teenage life, imaginary, estrangement, friends, youth, reunion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 8K
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, serious, realistic, sincere
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: friendship, love, unspoken love, falling in love, high school reunion, surrealism, teenage life, coping, romance, youth, love triangle, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, romantic, colourful, atmospheric, sweet ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, love and romance, chance meeting, unlikely couple, grownups, shyness, rainy, young lovers, coming of age, chocolate, shoemaker, age difference ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: touching, sentimental, stylized, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: love triangle, ghost, supernatural, coming of age, friendship, teenage love, estrangement, haunted by the past, high school life, youth, social relations, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ 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: sentimental, touching, atmospheric, serious, emotional ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: teenage love, high school, fighting the system, friendship, destiny, teenage life, high school life, longing, mother daughter relationship, sister sister relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 60s, year 1963
Place: japan, asia, seaport, tokyo, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.2
 828
Citrus (2018)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Fashionable Yuzu imagined the first day at her new school she transferred to after her mother's remarriage a bit differently; she didn't know it'd be an ultra-strict and conservative girls' school. So instead of a sweet ...
Style: romantic, sweet, light, sentimental, humorous
Plot: lesbian relationship, stepsister stepsister relationship, teenager, high school, lesbian kiss, friendship, girls' school, romance, homosexuality, school uniform, french kiss, female nudity ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or The Bottom? (2017)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Schoolchildren Norimichi, Yuusuke, and Junichi want to know if fireworks look round or flat from the side. They make a plan to find the answer at a fireworks display, while Nazuna schemes to run away with Norimichi or Yuusuke, whoever wins at the ...
Style: exciting, feel good, touching, light, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: fireworks, lighthouse, summer, festival, teenage love, swimming pool, high school, classroom, alternate timeline, running away from home, seaside, beach ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 7K
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, love and romance, friendship, high school, teenage life, school, youth, romance, slice of life, wooing, high school life, schoolgirl ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ 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: uplifting, stylized, touching, semi serious, sincere
Audience: teens
Plot: music, contests and competitions, parent child relationship, depression, loss of parent, pianist, friendship, love and romance, boy genius, schoolboy, piano, school ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 2K
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 ...
Style: touching, humorous, light, semi serious
Plot: high school, coming of age, school life, friendship, life changing, unemployment, pill, body transformation, love, starting over, slice of life, romance ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, scenic, sad, romantic, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: teenage love, train, love and romance, lovers apart, young lovers, romance, hopes, friendship, letter, life philosophy, surf, dreaming ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: sincere, touching, emotional, serious, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: love and romance, friendship, high school, youth, teenage life, romance, coming of age, terminal illness, high school life, star, car, festival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 8.1
 33K
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: atmospheric, heartbreaking, sweet, colourful, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: werewolf, family relations, parents and children, wolf, human becomes animal, childhood, social relations, single mother, school, supernatural, love, supernatural romance ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, touching, realistic, melancholic, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, family outing
Plot: school, youth, high school, friendship, romance, love and romance, love triangle, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, society, male female relationship, love, club ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.7
 20K
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, school, twentysomething life, introspection, coming of age, youth, world, urban, unhappy ...
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 562
Loveless (2005)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Twelve year old Aoyagi Ritsuka is left with his insane mother as his only family when his brother, Seimei, is killed suddenly. After moving to a new school, he meets Agatsuma Soubi, who claims to have known his brother. Ritsuka discovers that Soubi ...
Style: gloomy, stylized, suspenseful, serious
Plot: supernatural, memory loss, vengeance, obsessive quest, mystery, teenage life, adventure, dealing with death, supernatural ability, death in the family, youth, danger ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: coming of age, high school, friendship, first love, popular girl, lgbt, reunited friends, romance, love triangle, school life, childhood friends, slice of life ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, student, mother daughter relationship, dancing, punched in the face, marriage, flashback, lie, telephone call, school ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
His and Her Circumstances (1998)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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: semi serious, realistic, feel good, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, young lovers, friendship, teenage love, bully, teenage life, power of love, young people, romance, hopes, family problems, against the odds ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, feel good, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: teenage love, follow your dream, self discovery, first love, teenage life, high school life, cat, love, imagination, education, romance, fall in love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: japan, italy, tokyo, europe, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.9
 7K
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: touching, realistic, sincere, uplifting, serious
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, friendship, fall in love, high school life, ambition, loner, dream come true, teenage life, romance, wish come true, basketball, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: touching, sentimental, tense, sincere, entertaining
Plot: incest, love, sex, love triangle, youth, teacher student relationship, love and romance, half brother half sister relationship, family relations, disorder, escapades, adaptation ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
11%
 7.5
 326
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, touching ...
Plot: incest, high school, forbidden love, romance, brother sister relationship, couples, true love, moral dilemma, separated, high school life, society, introspection ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 8.2
 317
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: realistic, touching, semi serious, humorous, emotional
Audience: teens
Plot: baseball, sport, ambition, contests and competitions, teenage life, love and romance, romance, youth, friendship, rivalry, coming of age, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%