Movies like The Land of Rain Trees

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The Land of Rain Trees (2015)
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The Land of Rain Trees (2015)
Original name: レインツリーの国
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Story: Nobuyuki Sakisaka (Yuta Tamamori) is a salaryman. When he was in middle school student, he read light novel "Fairy Game”. He still has that light novel, because he was so shocked by the ending. One day, Nobuyuki Sakisaka browses the internet and comes across the blog "Rein Tsuri no Kuni.” He learns that the blog writer, Rika Hitomi (Mariya Nishiuchi), also was shocked by the ending in light novel "Fairy Game." Nobuyuki and Rika soon begin to exchange emails. Nobuyuki wants to meet Rika, but she refuses due to her secret.
Plot: christmas, fishing, subway, illness, memory loss, train, hospital, physician, book, restaurant, sleeping, patient, mother, job, surgery, philosophy, schoolgirl, doctor, elevator, bicycle, japanese man, cinema, moving, jerk, rain ...
Place: tokyo, mount fuji, osaka japan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, sincere, touching and serious films with plots about mini skirt, short skirt, schoolgirl, brunette, cell phone, japanese girl and girl wearing a miniskirt mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Land of Rain Trees: The Traveling Cat Chronicles (2018), Life Back Then (2011), A Story of Yonosuke (2012), The Ravine of Goodbye (2013), Love & Pop (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Traveling Cat Chronicles (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Nana is the cutest girl. She is also smart and aware of her talents. She has paws and purrs. Her father Satoru cannot take of her anymore and must give her up. He searches for someone to take care of Nana and begins visiting people who may be good ...
Style: touching, sentimental
Plot: friendship, cat, adventurer, journey, student, travel, pet cat, life, animals, animal, pain, search ...
Place: mount fuji, kyoto japan
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Life Back Then (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Kyohei Nagashima (Masaki Okada) has shut away the world. During his high school days he was the target of bullying and experienced horrifying moments. Now as a young adult Kyohei takes a new job. He works for a company that specializes in cleaning ...
Style: sincere, captivating
Plot: bullying, coworker, girlfriend, colleague, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, disappearance, coworker relationship, grief, relationships, workplace, male female relationship, relationship problems ...
Place: east asia, tokyo, japan
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A Story of Yonosuke (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 160 min.
Story: The year is 1987 and Japan is just reaching the peak of its economic success. Eighteen-year old Yonosuke Yokomichi arrives in Tokyo from Nagasaki. Ordinary in every way possible, he lives in a suburb far from the excitement of the big city and ...
Style: psychological, realistic, tense, captivating
Plot: university, student, dating, dancing, return home, flirting, getting home, public, father son relationship, japanese teenager, love and romance, friendship ...
Time: year 1987
Place: tokyo, japan, tanzania
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The Ravine of Goodbye (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In a valley, with a dense growth of trees, a baby is killed. The baby's mother Satomi is arrested as the prime suspect. The police also learn that Satomi is involved in a romantic relationship with her next door neighbor Ozaki. The information ...
Style: captivating, twists and turns, psychological, tense, realistic ...
Plot: reporter, husband wife relationship, police, secret, journalist, suspect, witness, nurse, television, child murder, uncover truth, prejudice ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo
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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, restaurant, dance lesson, white bra ...
Time: 90s
Place: tokyo, asia, japan
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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: sincere, sentimental, captivating, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, bullying, father daughter relationship, east asian woman, runaway child, terminal illness, bathhouse, japanese school, dead mother, cancer, japanese woman, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, mount fuji
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The 8-Year Engagement (2017)
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Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Hisashi and Mai are a happy couple in their 20s who are engaged to be married. But three months before their wedding, Mai becomes seriously ill. Her heart stops momentarily, and she falls into a deep coma. Hisashi visits Mai at the hospital every ...
Style: touching, serious, sincere, romantic, humorous
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Harmonium (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Toshio hires Yasaka to work in his workshop. But then this old acquaintance, who has just been released from prison, begins to meddle in Toshio’s family life…
Plot: sex with friend's wife, overalls, tripod, mobile phone, accomplice, apprentice, japanese man, slap, pigtails, machinery, stuffed toy, couch ...
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Girl in the Sunny Place (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A new salesman named Kosuke Okuda happens to meet Mao Watarai, a friend from his middle school days. Back then, Mao was called stupid and bullied, but now she is an attractive woman. Kosuke and Mao fall in love and decide to marry, but Mao has a ...
Plot: amnesiac, high school reunion, short haired female, ex-cop, business card, colleague, full moon, suit and tie, footbridge, goldfish, memories, poster ...
Place: tokyo
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Neighboring Sakuko (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 125 min.
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Tokyo Family (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 146 min.
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Style: realistic, emotional, sincere, touching, psychological ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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
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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 ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, France, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
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Style: sincere, thought provoking, melancholic, touching, culinary
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Perfect World (2018)
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Story: Tsugumi Kawana (Hana Sugisaki) works at an interior design company. She happens to meet her first love Itsuki Ayukawa (Takanori Iwata) from her high school days. He is now an architect and in a wheelchair because of an accident. --asianwiki
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Duration: 120 min.
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Style: captivating, romantic, entertaining
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We Were Here: Part 1 (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
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Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
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Country: Japan
Duration: 317 min.
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Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: sentimental, touching, captivating, sweet
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Oh Lucy! (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A lonely, chain-smoking office lady in Tokyo falls for her teacher when she decides to take English lessons. When her teacher disappears, she sets out on a journey to find him.
Plot: tattoo, suicide attempt, english teacher, public transport, retiring, slim woman, slender girl, east asian woman, short haired female, studying, knocked up, tattooed man ...
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Country: Japan
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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.
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Make a Bow and Kiss (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
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Duration: 99 min.
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Audience: teen drama, teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Chronicle of My Mother (2011)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 108 min.
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Style: captivating, sincere, entertaining
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Flying Colors (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A high school girl, Sayaka Kudō was the bottom of the class. After a year, she improved her deviation value from 30 to 70, then passed Keio University that is considered one of the most difficult to enter in Japan.
Style: psychological, suspense, captivating, surprise ending, sexy ...
Plot: japanese schoolgirl, japanese teenager, high school, school, father daughter relationship, teenage girl, teacher, university, pretty girl, thin attractive girl, college, youth ...
Place: japan
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Starting Over (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Nana is 19 and lives in a corner of Tokyo. Her birth mother and Marin, a girl the same age who she loves, were the only people she could trust. Nana confronts them in her yearning for love, but the world does not give it to her. With her whole life ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, captivating
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Place: tokyo, asia, japan
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Tokyo Sonata (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, Netherlands, Hong Kong
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Ryûhei Sasaki (Teruyuki Kagawa) is keeping a secret from his wife, Megumi (Kyôko Koizumi), and his two teenage sons. Even though he leaves the house every day, he's not really going to work. He's going to an employment office. He ...
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