Movies like The Perfect World of Kai

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The Perfect World of Kai (2007)
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The Perfect World of Kai (2007)
Original name: ピアノの森
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Music
Country: Japan
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Amamiya Shu transfers to Moriwaki elementary filled with hope and ambition. But it doesn't take long before he gets picked on by the class bullies, and gets involved in a dare to play the mysterious piano in the forest. Igniting his meeting with an equally enigmatic child that goes by the name of Ichinose Kai, who seems to be the only one capable getting sound out of the thought to be broken piano. [from AnimeNewsNetwork]
Style: sincere, disturbing, sentimental, thought provoking, touching, captivating, visually appealing
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: talent, musical instrument, friendship, forest, friendship between boys, children, teacher student relationship, japanese school, grand piano, rivalry, piano, friend, grandmother grandson relationship

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, captivating, light and feel good films with plots about friendship, family, friends, adventure, escapades, imaginary and youth mostly in Animation, Family and Drama genres. Some movies like The Perfect World of Kai: Mai Mai Miracle (2009), Bambi II (2006), The Hero of Color City (2014), Stormy Night (2005), Bigfoot Family (2020). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, touching ...
Plot: family relations, friendship, daydreamer, make believe, pretense, imaginary character, small town, youth, legends and myths, girl, childhood, coming of age ...
Place: japan, asia
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Bambi II (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Return to the forest and join Bambi as he reunites with his father, The Great Prince, who must now raise the young fawn on his own. But in the adventure of a lifetime, the proud parent discovers there is much he can learn from his spirited young son.
Style: touching, sincere, feel good, emotional, sentimental ...
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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...
Style: exciting, touching, captivating
Plot: spirit, childhood, friendship, little girl, supernatural, forest, folklore, japanese mythology, slice of life, coming of age, adventure, forces of nature ...
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The Hero of Color City (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, India, South Korea
Duration: 77 min.
Story: An imaginative tale chronicling the adventures of a diverse band of crayons as they strive to protect not only their magical multihued homeland but the imagination of children everywhere from a terrifying monster.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, exciting, captivating
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, good versus evil, adventure, heroes, save the day, escapades, rivalry, imaginary, master villain, computer animation, fantasy world, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Stormy Night (2005)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family
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Duration: 110 min.
Story: A goat named Mei wanders into a barn one night seeking shelter from a storm. In the barn, the goat meets another refugee. The two can neither see nor smell each other, but never the less they huddled together fending off the cold, and begin to talk. ...
Style: emotional, semi serious, sentimental, touching, allegory
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, in the woods, best friends, partners, imaginary, odd couple, family, animal life, self discovery, animals, animal, forest ...
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Bigfoot Family (2020)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Bigfoot, Adam's father, wants to use his fame for a good cause. Protecting a large wildlife reserve in Alaska sounds like the perfect opportunity! When Bigfoot mysteriously disappears without a trace, Adam and his animal friends will brave ...
Style: semi serious, sincere, captivating, light, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: young heroes, bigfoot, family, escapades, save the day, friendship, family relations, help, animal life, super strength, imaginary, sasquatch ...
Place: alaska
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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, school, time travel, love, girl, race against time, schoolgirl, beautiful scenery, boy, star crossed lovers, supernatural ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, 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, humorous, colourful, twists and turns ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: witch, adventure, self discovery, friendship, supernatural ability, young heroes, coming of age, friends, cat, wizards and magicians, talking animals, talking cat ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Her Blue Sky (2019)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Music, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: High school student Aoi lives with her elder sister, Akane, after a tragic accident took their parents away 13 years ago. Because Akane has since been taking care of her single-handedly, Aoi wants to move to Tokyo after her graduation to relieve her ...
Style: captivating, enigmatic, touching, surprise ending, uplifting ...
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The Anthem of the Heart (2015)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A young girl had her voice magically taken away so that she would never hurt people with it, but her outlook changes when she encounters music and friendship. Will Naruse be able to convey the anthem of her heart?
Style: touching, sincere, romantic, psychological, sentimental
Audience: teens
Plot: mute, friendship, school, love and romance, healing, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, parents separation, daydreamer, singing, musical performance, family relations
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Ernest & Celestine (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, Belgium, Luxembourg
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Celestine is a little mouse trying to avoid a dental career; Ernest is a big bear craving an artistic outlet. When Celestine meets Ernest, they overcome their natural enmity by forging a life of crime together.
Style: sentimental, feel good, touching, uplifting, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: mouse, friendship, prejudice, musician, goodhearted, bear, odd couple, supportive friend, life turned upside down, court, trial, dentist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Marona's Fantastic Tale (2019)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family
Country: France, Romania, Belgium, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Marona, an innocent and empathetic little female dog, remembers the life she has shared with different masters, whom she has loved unconditionally.
Style: disturbing, psychological, sincere, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: dog, female director, destiny, adaptation, society, family, love, adventure, friendship, female writer, bitch, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Children of the Sea (2019)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Ruka is a young girl whose parents are separated and whose father works in an aquarium. When two boys, Umi and Sora, who were raised in the sea by dugongs, are brought to the aquarium, Ruka feels drawn to them and begins to realize that she has the ...
Style: exciting, disturbing, entertaining, captivating, seinen
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: supernatural, friendship, sea, adventure, aquarium, fantasy world, female protagonist, youth, family, underwater scene, baby, danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
The Velveteen Rabbit (2009)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A lonely boy wins over his distant father and strict grandmother with help from a brave velveteen rabbit whose one wish is to become a real rabbit someday
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Duration: 91 min.
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Style: sentimental, touching, atmospheric, serious, romantic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: exciting, entertaining, captivating, light, semi serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Barbie: Fairytopia (2005)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch (2005)
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Style: feel good, humorous, touching, not serious, captivating
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⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Story: Since the graduation of the senior members of the club, Takezou ends up being the sole member of the "Koto" (traditional Japanese string instrument) club. Now that the new school year has begun, Takezou will have to seek out new members ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, sincere, captivating, touching ...
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Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Whisper of the Heart (1995)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Music, Romance
Country: Japan
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Style: touching, feel good, uplifting, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Style: feel good, funny, captivating, humorous
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⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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The Last Unicorn (1982)
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When Marnie Was There (2014)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Mystery
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The Fox and the Hound (1981)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
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Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, semi serious, feel good ...
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Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions (2016)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
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⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Pokemon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
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Style: semi serious, humorous, entertaining, exciting, light ...
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Yobi, the Five Tailed Fox (2007)
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Moonbeam Bear and His Friends (2008)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: Germany
Duration: 71 min.
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Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, captivating, 3d animation
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