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Dream of Illumination (2017)
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Dream of Illumination (2017)
Original name: Hikari no Tabi
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Noboru (Yuya Takagawa) runs a real estate agency in a provincial city. He is cold-blooded when it comes to make a sale. His daughter is high school senior Nana (Sara Shida). Nana has continuously changed schools due to her father's work. She has lived in the same city for the past 4 years, which has been the longest span for her. Nano hopes to stay there, but her father wants her to go to Tokyo. -AsianWiki
Plot: realtor, schoolgirl, salesman, real estate, father daughter relationship, wind, japanese schoolgirl, countryside, mini skirt, japanese girl, riding a bicycle, school uniform, cycling, short skirt, sailor uniform, girl wearing a miniskirt
Place: tokyo

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, sincere, psychological and contemplative films with plots about mini skirt, short skirt, japanese schoolgirl, schoolgirl, girl wearing a miniskirt, japanese girl and school uniform mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Dream of Illumination: A Gentle Breeze in the Village (2007), Tokyo Shutter Girl (2013), Sundome 2 (2008), Hyouka: Forbidden Secrets (2017), Drucker in the Dug-Out (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Gentle Breeze in the Village (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Based on a popular manga, the film is a tender coming-of-age love story set deep in Japan's countryside. When eighth grade cool guy Hiromi transfers from Tokyo to a small elementary/middle school with only six kids enrolled, wholesome and ...
Plot: countryside, first love, japanese teenager, schoolgirl, girl wearing a miniskirt, short skirt, japanese schoolgirl, teenage girl, school uniform, mini skirt, skirt, schoolgirl uniform
Place: tokyo
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Tokyo Shutter Girl (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The movie Tokyo Shutter Girl, based on the comic series by Kenichi Kiriki, consists of three separate works by three separate directors, each set in Tokyo. It is about three Japanese schoolgirls in a photo club.
Style: anthology
Plot: high school, japanese schoolgirl, sailor uniform, skirt, short skirt, discovery, teenage girl, eye candy, japanese girl, girl wearing a miniskirt, photograph, thin girl ...
Place: tokyo, japan
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64%
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Sundome 2 (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A teenage girl transfers to a new high school. She and a boy in the class join the same school club and during one of the activities she confides in him that she was previously a male. Later admitting that the sex change was a lie, she agrees to ...
Plot: girl wearing a miniskirt, sailor uniform, short skirt, japanese schoolgirl, schoolgirl uniform, schoolgirl, mini skirt, school uniform, golf, hard body, sexy teenager, sexy legs ...
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55%
Hyouka: Forbidden Secrets (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Energy-conservative high school student Houtarou Oreki ends up with more than he bargained for when he signs up for the Classics Club at his sister's behest—especially when he realizes how deep-rooted the club's history really is. ...
Plot: mini skirt, schoolgirl uniform, high school, school, ponytail, japanese teenager, japanese school, teenage girl, girl wearing a miniskirt, asian school, schoolgirl, short skirt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Drucker in the Dug-Out (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Story: The movie is about Minami Kawashima, a high school girl who becomes the manager of her school's baseball team in place of her hospitalized friend, Yuki Miyata. She tries to lead the team to the National High School Baseball Championship by ...
Style: sincere, captivating, uplifting, psychological
Plot: sport team, baseball, school, japanese schoolgirl, contests and competitions, rivalry, disability, sport, manager, society, human spirit, friendship ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Cherry Orchard: Blossoming (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Remake of a hit film from 1990, "The Cherry Orchard" which Nakahara himself directed, based on a popular comic book from Akimi Yoshida. The story takes place at a prestigious girls high school where everyone is oppressed with rules. One ...
Plot: asian school, theater, sailor uniform, japanese schoolgirl, japanese woman, legs, school play, schoolgirl, school uniform, teenage girl, leg, japanese teenager ...
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48%
Tokyo University Story (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Story: Murakami Naoki is the most intelligent student at his high school, but he can't stop obsessing over a girl named Mizuno Haruka. He finally asks her out, and to his surprise, she accepts. After several months of a loving yet obviously doomed ...
Plot: boyfriend girlfriend relationship, university, mini skirt, school, leg, girl wearing a miniskirt, short skirt, schoolgirl uniform, schoolgirl, school uniform, japanese schoolgirl, legs ...
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48%
Schoolgirl Complex (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: At an all female high school, a senior of the radio club becomes fascinated with the club's newest member. As graduation nears and the summer heat rises, so does the sexual tension between the girls.
Plot: lesbian teen, thin girl, japanese school, thin legs, sexy legs, crush, girl wearing a miniskirt, japanese teenager, pretty legs, schoolgirl, slender legs, lust ...
Place: japan
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48%
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The Lowlife (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on a 2016 novel by Mana Sakura, “The Lowlife” shows the stories of three women who work in Japan’s adult video industry .
Plot: porn, porn actress, teenage girl, pornography, eye candy, based on a novel, porn star, japanese schoolgirl, girl wearing a miniskirt, woman wearing a miniskirt, mini skirt
Place: tokyo, japan
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44%
Haruko Azumi Is Missing (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Haruko Azumi is a 28-years-old woman. She is a single and works at an office. One day, she suddenly disappears on a typical street with retail stores lined up. After her disappearance, her missing person poster is spread across the city.
Style: humorous, entertaining, captivating, light
Plot: missing child, schoolgirl, cat, japanese schoolgirl, japanese girl, missing girl, girl wearing a miniskirt, mini skirt, short skirt
Place: japan
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44%
The Scissors Massacre (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Three sisters grow up on a chicken farm in a small town in Gifu. The oldest sister, Yukie Sawada, is engaged to be married, the middle sister, Sachiko works at a beauty salon and the youngest, Mayu, is on the track team in high school. Their happy, ...
Style: asian horror
Plot: kitchen knife, mini skirt, school uniform, short skirt, japanese schoolgirl, sailor uniform, japanese girl, female stockinged legs, urban legend, pantyhose, covered in blood, scissors ...
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43%
The Furthest End Awaits (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Set at the edge of the Noto Peninsula in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan, with its beautiful scenic views, the film revolves around two women from different backgrounds who develop a friendship, and how they begin to influence and change each other’s ...
Style: sexy
Plot: coffee, female director, sumo wrestler, ponytail, teacher, mini dress, shorts, theft, japanese woman, sexy woman, fisherman, noodles ...
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42%
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Sundome New (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Hideo's a nerd and a virgin, and he's probably going to stay that way. But when a hot new girl joins his class, he falls for her hard.
Plot: school, eye candy, boyfriend, high school, boy girl relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, brunette, schoolgirl, sailor uniform, girl, skirt, japanese girl ...
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41%
Demon Covered in Scars (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Mai (Rika Adachi) is a high school student. She attends a new school and there she meets her classmate Shino (Manami Enosawa). Shino was bullied by Mai's friends back in their middle school days. Table have now turned.
Plot: mini skirt, girl wearing a miniskirt, japanese schoolgirl, eye candy, japanese girl, girl, short skirt, bully, long haired girl, golf, thin girl
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41%
Her Love Boils Bathwater (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A terminally ill single mother is determined to reconcile her splintered family.
Style: melancholic, psychological, captivating, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, bullying, terminal illness, bathhouse, japanese school, husband wife relationship, dead mother, runaway, schoolgirl, japanese schoolgirl, japanese girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, mount fuji
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41%
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Hibiki (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: One day, literature magazine “Mokuren” receives a manuscript script for novel “Otogi no Niwa” by Hibiki Aku, a sensitive 15-year-old girl with a talent for writing.
Style: whimsical, psychological, unusual plot structure, melancholic, weird ...
Plot: teenager, schoolgirl, art, mentor, writers, creativity, workplace, adolescence vs adulthood, life philosophy, honest, loneliness, adolescence ...
Place: tokyo
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41%
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A Cappella (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Set in the year 1969 in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. Kyoko Noma is a loving female high school student who takes part in campus protests. One day, she meets university student Wataru Domoto in the tea cafe Mubansou ("A Cappella"). ...
Style: tense, suspense, captivating, sincere, contemplative ...
Plot: protest, revolution, japanese schoolgirl, youth, friendship, schoolgirl, high school, danger, society, heroes, dishonesty, short skirt ...
Time: year 1969
Place: japan
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39%
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Girl (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: "Girls" follows four beautiful women and depicts the troubles found in their love lives and work place. Yukiko Takigawa (Karina) works at a big advertising firm and has a good looking boyfriend. Seiko Takeda is married and has no children. ...
Plot: pretty legs, leggy chick, leggy woman, mini skirt, divorce, japanese woman, leg, legs, woman wears a miniskirt, thin legs, eye candy, woman wearing a miniskirt ...
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38%
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Love & Pop (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Pretty Tokyo teen Hiromi Yoshii (Asumi Miwa) and her girlfriends struggle with rivalries, clothes and boyfriends, just like any other high school clique. But out for kicks and blind to the consequences, the girls of Love & Pop hide a dirty ...
Style: offbeat, sexual, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: prostitute, society, youth, social decay, teenage life, looking for love, looking for sex, street kid, teenage girl, underwater scene, speaker, dance lesson ...
Time: 90s
Place: tokyo, asia, japan
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38%
Kanazawa Shutter Girl (2018)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The girls are good friends at junior high school. Three of them seem to adjust and move forward upon entering high school, but the fourth of them is not having a seamless time of it. High school is not comfortable and the transition is full of ...
Plot: japanese schoolgirl, coming of age, sailor uniform, legs, schoolgirl uniform, teacher, long hair, pretty legs, long haired girl, golf, skirt, pretty girl ...
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37%
I Just Didn't Do It (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 143 min.
Story: A young man fights for his freedom after he is accused of groping a girl on train.
Plot: bitch, prison, heterosexuality, train station, high school student, unemployed, accusation, student, suit and tie, jail, lawyer, lie ...
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37%
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My Last Love (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Bong-yong Kim is one of a modest Korean dad who struggles to survive from the work place without any time to get along with his family. He has to work over than he had to, since the boss treat him like his servant – drink late every night, drive ...
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: father son relationship, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, family relations, relationship vs career, job, relationships, family, asian girl, pretty girl, legs, short skirt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Tale of Iya (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 169 min.
Story: It was summer when a stranger from Tokyo arrived at “Iya”, where the riches of nature still abound. This young man, named Kudo, was willing to live his new, self-sufficient life. He was exhausted by city life, and believed this beautiful land ...
Style: silent film, contemplative, touching, captivating, exciting
Plot: teenage girl, teenager, japanese girl, school, elementary school, police, schoolgirl, baby, scientist, dancing, dog, teacher ...
Place: tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Tokyo Family (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 146 min.
Story: In this film director Yoji Yamada bows down before his teacher and role model. Yamada was assistant director on Yazujirō Ozu’s Tōkyō monogatari, a moving family portrait set after the Second World War. In his remake, Yamada has made very few ...
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: reunion, parents and children, family life, aging, beauty salon, couple relations, siblings relations, elderly, family problems, estrangement, family relations, golden years ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, east asia
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36%
Pieta in the Toilet (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Hiroshi (Yojiro Noda) has given up on his dreams of becoming a painter and works part-time cleaning office windows. He learns that he has only 3 months left to live. During his last summer, high school student Mai (Hana Sugisaki) appears. Hiroshi ...
Plot: motorcycle, nurse, blackboard, fight, jailbait, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, schoolgirl uniform, schoolgirl, girl wearing a miniskirt, insult, fish, telephone number ...
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33%
Saki Achiga-hen: Episode of Side-A (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Sequel movie to the live-action Saki TV series.
Style: captivating, sincere, unusual plot structure, contemplative, suspense ...
Plot: mahjong, japanese girl, teenager, japanese teenager, sexy girl, friendship, escapades, friends, contests and competitions, youth, society, ambition ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan
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33%
Your Lie in April (2016)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Arima Kousei won numerous piano competitions while under the strict watch of his mother. He was known as the human metronome during that time. Since the death of his mother, Kousei has been unable to hear the sound of his piano. He then meets ...
Plot: teen romance, classical music, music, japanese schoolgirl, pianist, girl wearing a miniskirt, violin, piano, leg, school uniform, violinist, japanese girl ...
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32%
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Dear Friends (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: High school student Rina has a bad attitude and thinks that friends are something that you use when you need them. She doesn't have any real relationships and is not even on good terms with her parents. Rina is the clubbing queen and could get ...
Style: captivating
Plot: hospital, friendship, illness, husband wife relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, deception, cancer patient, hospitalization, cancer, social relations, relationships, male female relationship ...
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31%
The Miracles of the Namiya General Store (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In 2012, Atsuya (Ryosuke Yamada) and his 2 childhood friends do something bad and run into an old general store. They decide to stay there until the morning. Late into the night, Atsuya sees a letter in the mailbox. The letter is addressed to the ...
Plot: thief, schoolgirl uniform, store, singer, schoolgirl, japanese girl, sailor uniform, robbery, girl wearing a miniskirt, question, japanese schoolgirl, concert ...
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31%
About the Pink Sky (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: High school student Izumi Kawashima, whose daily routine is rating newspaper articles, finds a wallet containing a large sum of cash. Instead of returning the wallet to its owner, Izumi decides to lend a substantial portion of the money to a ...
Style: atmospheric, sincere, serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: high school, high school life, teenage life, social relations, best friends, youth, moral dilemma, friends, photographer, coming of age, profanity, apology ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%