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In This Corner of the World (2016)
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In This Corner of the World (2016)
Original name: この世界の片隅に
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, tense, touching, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: family relations, wedding, military, bombing, female protagonist, evacuation, anniversary, world war two, war, danger, society, couples, sickness, japanese culture, teenager, dog, airplane, monster, cat, teacher, sailor, death, illness, train, hospital ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1945, year 1943, year 1944, year 1935
Place: hiroshima japan, japan, asia, east asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, stylized, serious and captivating films with plots about friendship, coming of age, train, family relations, childhood, youth and mother daughter relationship mostly in Animation, Drama and Family genres. Some movies like In This Corner of the World: Grave of the Fireflies (1988), Barefoot Gen (1983), Miss Hokusai (2015), The Wind Rises (2013), Your Name (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
Genre: Animation, Drama, War
Country: Japan, USA
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, stylized, harsh, depressing ...
Plot: orphan, siblings relations, survival, world war two, hunger, hiding place, death of parent, loss of parent, bomb, theft, war, homelessness ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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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: adult animation, serious, bleak, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: world war two, anti war, catastrophe, orphan, atrocity, demolished city, contamination, burned alive, survival, bombing, radiation sickness, nuclear holocaust ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: japan, asia, hiroshima japan
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Miss Hokusai (2015)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The time: 1814. The place: Edo, now known as Tokyo. A much accomplished artist of his time and now in his mid-fifties, Tetsuzo can boast clients from all over Japan, and tirelessly works in the garbage-loaded chaos of his house-atelier. He spends ...
Style: touching, captivating, psychological, sentimental, fairy tale
Plot: art history, father daughter relationship, drawing, sister sister relationship, painting, illness, bridge, edo period, artist, rivalry, society, family relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, tokyo
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100%
 7.8
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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, 1940s, 40s, 20s ...
Place: japan, asia, germany, tokyo
⇓ 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, time travel, school, girl, love, star crossed lovers, supernatural, boy, schoolgirl, destiny, race against time ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan, USA
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, colourful ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: princess, emperor, coming of age, parents and children, friendship, family relations, youth, japanese woman, adolescence, female protagonist, dream, falling from height ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Barefoot Gen 2 (1986)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Three years after the Hiroshima bombing, a teenager helps a group of orphans to survive and find their new life.
Plot: teenager, grave, skeleton, death of mother, children, black market, street market, death of child, hunger, mass grave, burnt face, ruins ...
Place: hiroshima japan, japan
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100%
 7.1
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Okko's Inn (2018)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: 12-year-old Oriko Seki, who lost her parents in a car accident, ended up living in her grandmother's Onsen Ryokan "Haru no Ya." With the ghost "Uribou" cohabitating with her and all the other odds, she ended up training to ...
Style: exciting, captivating, feel good, light, thought provoking
Audience: family outing
Plot: innkeeper, orphan, dream, ghost, grandmother granddaughter relationship, spirit, teacher, school, festival, ceremony, childhood flashback, little girl ...
Place: japan
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100%
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My Neighbors the Yamadas (1999)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Yamadas are a typical middle class Japanese family in urban Tokyo and this film shows us a variety of episodes of their lives. With tales that range from the humourous to the heartbreaking, we see this family cope with life's little ...
Style: semi serious, stylized, humorous, touching, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, family life, eccentric family, middle class, grandmother, surrealism, computer animation, urban setting, family, misfit, youth ...
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
From Up on Poppy Hill (2011)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Japan, USA
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, romantic ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: high school, teenage love, teenage life, fighting the system, friendship, destiny, self discovery, high school life, longing, mother daughter relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
Genre: Animation, 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, offbeat, fairy tale, sweet, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: countryside, magical, adventure, teaching the ways of the world, imaginary, siblings relations, friendship, legends and myths, parents and children, family, supernatural, young heroes ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan, USA
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, humorous, colourful, twists and turns ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: witch, adventure, self discovery, friendship, supernatural ability, young heroes, cat, coming of age, friends, wizards and magicians, talking animals, talking cat ...
Place: europe, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
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A Silent Voice (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, 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: inspirational, touching, sincere, romantic, biting ...
Plot: sign language, deaf, friendship, high school, bullying, redemption, deafness, suicide thoughts, single mother, japanese girl, disability, coming of age ...
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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: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, island, young heroes, social differences, life turned upside down, forceful separation, deportation, society, village, communication problem, post world war two, dancing ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1946, year 1947 ...
Place: asia, japan, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
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5 Centimeters Per Second (2007)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 63 min.
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Style: touching, emotional, scenic, sad, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, love and romance, teenage love, train, young lovers, lovers apart, hopes, friendship, love, letter, first love, life philosophy ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 2000s ...
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Balto (1995)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, History
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 78 min.
Story: An outcast half-wolf risks his life to prevent a deadly epidemic from ravaging Nome, Alaska.
Style: sentimental, feel good, suspenseful, exciting, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
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Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s ...
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Journey to Agartha (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The film centers on Asuna, a young girl who spends her solitary days listening to the mysterious music emanating from the crystal radio she received from her late father as a memento. One day while walking home she is attacked by a fearsome monster ...
Style: captivating, sentimental, touching, serious, suspense ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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Mai Mai Miracle (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In 1955 in western Japan, nine-year-old Shinko knows she comes from a family that dates back to over a thousand years. This long genealogy and stories about it feed her daydreams: she invents an imaginary friendship with a young girl in the Japan of ...
Style: feel good, captivating, entertaining, light, offbeat ...
Plot: family relations, friendship, daydreamer, pretense, imaginary character, make believe, small town, youth, legends and myths, girl, childhood, coming of age ...
Place: japan, asia
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First Squad: The Moment of Truth (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, History, Sci-Fi, War
Country: Russia, Japan, Canada
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Set during the opening days of World War II on the Eastern Front. Its main cast are a group of Soviet teenagers with extraordinary abilities; the teenagers have been drafted to form a special unit to fight the invading German army. They are opposed ...
Style: stylized, bleak, exciting, serious, suspenseful
Audience: teens
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Place: soviet union
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Persepolis (2007)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1970s Iran, Marjane 'Marji' Statrapi watches events through her young eyes and her idealistic family of a long dream being fulfilled of the hated Shah's defeat in the Iranian Revolution of 1979. However as Marji grows up, she ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, adult animation, rough ...
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Time: 70s, 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: iran, middle east, france, paris france, vienna ...
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The Sky Crawlers (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Youngsters called Kildren, who are destined to live eternally in their adolescence. The Kildren are conscious that every day could be the last, because they fight a war as entertainment, organized and operated by adults. But as they embrace the ...
Style: exciting, captivating, entertaining, suspense, serious ...
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Place: japan, asia
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Long Way North (2015)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: France, Denmark, Belgium, USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: 1892, Saint Petersburg. Sasha, a young Russian aristocrat, has always been fascinated by her grandfather's life as an adventurer. A renowned explorer, he designed a magnificent arctic ship, but he hasn't returned from his last expedition ...
Style: exciting, captivating, touching, tense
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Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg
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Ethel & Ernest (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama, History
Country: UK, Luxembourg
Duration: 94 min.
Story: This hand drawn animated film, based on the award winning graphic novel by Raymond Briggs, is an intimate and affectionate depiction of the life and times of his parents, two ordinary Londoners living through extraordinary events.
Style: captivating, exciting, sentimental, light, cult film
Plot: family home, husband wife relationship, world war two, movie theatre, art student, london blitz, servant, maid, new house, radio news, cat, camera ...
Time: 1940s, 1960s, 1950s, 1930s, year 1939 ...
Place: england, london
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Weathering with You (2019)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan, China, USA
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
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, History, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Abandoned in the barren wasteland of Kyoto, a savage, enraged orphan does whatever it takes to survive in the wild. When he crosses paths with civilization, he must learn to tame the beast within.
Style: atmospheric, serious, tense, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: orphan, human nature, survival, wilderness, village, friendship, feral man, life is a bitch, murder, rage, violence, war ...
Time: 15th century
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan
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Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero (2018)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, History, War
Country: Ireland, France, USA, Canada, Belgium, UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The true story of the most decorated dog in American military history -- Sgt. Stubby -- and the enduring bonds he forged with his brothers-in-arms in the trenches of World War I.
Style: captivating, factual, emotional, uplifting, touching ...
Plot: world war one, chase, soldier, rescue, dog, animal rescue, army, battles, baseball, adventure, friendship, battlefield ...
Time: 20th century, twentieth century
Place: paris france, yale university
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 7.0
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Mirai (2018)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: touching, sincere, thought provoking, funny, enigmatic ...
Audience: family outing
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The Breadwinner (2017)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, War
Country: Ireland, Canada, Luxembourg, USA, Japan, UK, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A headstrong young girl in Afghanistan, ruled by the Taliban, disguises herself as a boy in order to provide for her family.
Style: sad, rough, heartbreaking, sincere, suspense
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Place: afghanistan
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Violet Evergarden: Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll (2019)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Isabella, the daughter of the noble York family, is enrolled in an all-girls academy to be groomed into a dame worthy of nobility. However, she has given up on her future, seeing the prestigious school as nothing more than a prison from the outside ...
Style: sincere, serious, melancholic, compassionate, touching ...
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The Murder Case of Hana & Alice (2015)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: Japan, USA
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 ...
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, touching
Plot: friendship, first love, disappearance, teenage girl, school, new student, mysterious past, neighbor, past, following someone, classroom, amateur detective ...
Place: japan
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