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Whale Island's Thing Left Behind (2018)
Whale Island's Thing Left Behind (2018)
Original name: クジラの島の忘れもの
Genre: Family, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Aimi (Ito Ono) lost her mother due to the Kyoto earthquake in 1995. She remembered watching whales with her mother and moved to Okinawa to see whale's jumping out of the water again. Aimi has now lost hope for life. During this time, she meets a young Vietnamese man, Khoa Nguyen (Win Morisaki), who came to Okinawa to receive training at an IT company. Aimi is moved by his nostalgia for his hometown and his passion for work. She faces her life again and develops feeling for him.
Plot: whale, mother, daughter, brunette, mother daughter relationship, japanese woman, japanese girl, slim woman

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out light, captivating, feel good and humorous films with plots about mother daughter relationship, christmas, fall in love, father daughter relationship, kiss, boyfriend girlfriend relationship and love and romance mostly in Romance, Family and Drama genres. Some movies like Whale Island's Thing Left Behind: Same Old, Same Old (2016), Daytime Shooting Star (2017), Teen Bride (2017), A Very Country Christmas (2017), Late Bloomer (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Same Old, Same Old (2016)
Genre: Family
Country: Japan
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Focusing on the lives (and a few deaths) of three filmmakers, Rikiya Imaizumi (Their Distance, Sad Tea) tackles weighty themes in this new ensemble drama set in Tokyo and Fukushima. Director Kajiwara, struggling to earn a living from film, gets an ...
Plot: japanese girl, girlfriend, death, brunette, contractor, japanese woman, music video, short haired female
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Daytime Shooting Star (2017)
Genre: Family, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Fifteen-year-old country girl Suzume Yosano has to move to Tokyo to live with her uncle due to her father's transfer. She bumps into a mysterious man who ends up taking her to her uncle's place after she gets lost. Turns out, Suzume will ...
Style: captivating, sentimental, thought provoking, light
Audience: family outing
Plot: first love, fall in love, friendship, school, teacher, high school romance, student, christmas, schoolgirl, teacher student relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, girl ...
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.2
 179
Teen Bride (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Karin Oriyama, 16 years old. She is in high school and... she's about to get married!
Style: romantic, semi serious, light, humorous, fairy tale
Audience: teens
Plot: marriage, husband wife relationship, love triangle, daughter, teaching, rivalry, teenage girl, security, jealousy, school, arranged marriage, wedding ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
A Very Country Christmas (2017)
Genre: Family, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Jeanette Williams is a busy single parent, trying to make the best life for her and her daughter. With no time to follow current celebrity gossip, Jeanette is unaware of when a Country superstar returns to their small town to escape the intrusive ...
Style: romantic, feel good, entertaining, captivating, funny ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: christmas, mother daughter relationship, country singer, society, escapades, fall in love, love and romance, couples, star, homecoming, chance meeting, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 6.6
 929
Late Bloomer (2016)
Genre: Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Botanist Jenny fled her small town and cruel high school popular couple Shane and Allison to track rare flowers around the globe. Now back, she’s shocked to find Shane has become the local guidance counselor, and even more surprised when he’s ...
Plot: theft, high school prom, boyfriend, high school teacher, bullying, myth, breakup, girlfriend, graduate student, getting home, nerd, mother daughter relationship ...
Place: california, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Sleigh Bells Ring (2016)
Genre: Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Recently divorced, Laurel struggles to get into the holiday spirit while heading up her hometown Christmas parade. With the help of a Christmas sleigh and a handsome woodworker, Laurel is destined to turn her luck around, rekindle her holiday spirit ...
Style: funny, sweet, humorous, feel good, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: christmas, hometown, mother daughter relationship, single mother, male female relationship, santa claus, magic, old love, christmas spirit, holiday, parade, christmas movie ...
Place: vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
I Just Wanna Hug You (2014)
Genre: Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Tsukasa got into a severe car accident when she was a high school student. She still suffers from the effects of that accident, with memory impairment and needing to use a wheelchair. Tsukasa falls in love with taxi driver Masaki. Even though they ...
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, melancholic, captivating ...
Plot: disability, mother daughter relationship, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend reunion, girlfriend boyfriend relationship, speech impediment, nurse, father son relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, ex boyfriend, merry go round, breaking a bottle over someone's head, handicapped ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.3
 27
Miko Girl (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Shiwasu's mother left their home when Shiwasu was a little girl. Shiwasu does not understand why. She is a woman now and working at a Shinto shrine as a shrine maiden under her father who is a priest. She is listless until she finds a little ...
Plot: shrine, slutty attitude, wench, woman slaps woman, dressing room, loose woman, police officer, japanese police, swashbuckler, easy woman, prostitute, locker ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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My Brother Loves Me Too Much (2017)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Setoka Tachibana is a female high school student who has confessed her feelings to other boys 12 times, but has been rebuffed each time. Her older brother Haruka Tachibana cares for his younger sister deeply, but he keeps secret from her that they ...
Style: sincere, feel good, light, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: stepbrother stepsister relationship, brother sister relationship, school, forbidden love, first love, teacher, desire, secret, teenager, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, attraction, brother ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
In Your Dreams! (2016)
Genre: Family, Romance
Country: Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Slovakia
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Only a few girls practice the art of parkour – running and somersaulting over rooftops, free-climbing up rusted scaffolding and leaping from one wall to the next. Laura takes it all in her stride. Though as she wildly races through the streets of ...
Style: serious, romantic, captivating, sincere
Plot: parkour, teen romance, unrequited love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dream, teenage crush, teenage boy, mother daughter relationship, imagination, teenage girl, family relations, urban setting ...
Place: prague czech republic, prague
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
High School Debut (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Based on the best selling manga, Haruna Nagashima (Ito Ono) devoted herself to softball while in middle school. Now that she is in high school, Haruna believes its time find a boyfriend. Unfortunately for Haruna, she didn't pay attention to ...
Style: sweet, touching, sincere, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: rivalry, cute girl, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, horny, japanese teenager, japanese girl, revenge, teacher, beast, short skirt, pearl necklace, japanese schoolgirl ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Jackie & Ryan (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A modern day train hopper fighting to be a successful musician and a single mom battling to maintain custody of her daughter defy their circumstances by coming together in a relationship that may change each others lives forever.
Style: romantic, atmospheric, sincere, touching
Plot: musician, daughter, divorce, family relations, friends, love and romance, family problems, poverty, travel, female director, guitar, mother ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Second Summer Never See You Again (2017)
Genre: Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Satoshi, who is a high school junior, is doing something against the rules. He is forming a band. Joining him is Rin. They nonetheless perform at the school's cultural festival live in front of their fellow students. There is a mishap and ...
Plot: golf, short skirt, japanese schoolgirl, japanese girl, mini skirt, school band
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.5
 924
Virgin Snow (2007)
Genre: Romance
Country: Japan, South Korea
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Min is a Korean boy moves to Japan with his father who is a potter. One day at a local shrine, he meets Nanae, a beautiful Japanese girl with stunning eyes who is aspiring to be a painter. Min falls in love at first sight and finds out that Nanae ...
Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, psychological, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: japanese school, romance, fall in love, couples, unfulfillment, lovers apart, youth, teenager, disappearance, art, promise, drawing ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan, east asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.5
 820
Jasmine Flower (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: China
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Style: family saga
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Time: 1930s, 1950s, 2000s, 80s, 50s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Trade Your Love (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Sung-seok and Hae-joo, who have been under pressure of marriage, devise a scheme at their first meet; a fake wedding. They reach an agreement under the desire of not only being free from their parents’ meddling but carrying their secret future ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, light, humorous
Plot: wedding, marriage, contract, pretense, family relations, father daughter relationship, couples, love and romance, fall in love, inheritance, true love, mother daughter relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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A French Lesson (1978)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Actions of the movie occurred in Post-WWII years in small village. Mother with three children. Father was lost in the war, like many other. 11-year old son rather smart boy is main help in housekeeping. But here was primary school only, and he was ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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From Miyamoto To You (2019)
Genre: Romance
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Duration: 129 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Long Good-Bye (2019)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Sky's Restaurant (2019)
Genre: Family
Country: Japan
Duration: 126 min.
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Place: hokkaido
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.4
 23
Blue Boy (2011)
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Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
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Style: captivating, psychological, light, tense
Audience: kids
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Genre: Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
All I Want for Christmas (2007)
Genre: Family, Romance
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Duration: 86 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Come Dance with Me (2012)
Genre: Family, Romance
Country: Canada
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Wishing Tree (2012)
Genre: Family, Romance
Country: USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Genre: Family, Romance
Country: USA
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Style: feel good, captivating, light, humorous, romantic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Baby's First Christmas (2012)
Genre: Family, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 85 min.
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Style: feel good, funny, romantic, light, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Picture Perfect Royal Christmas (2020)
Genre: Family, Romance
Country: France, Bulgaria
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Amanda is the assistant to a famous photographer. Her boss receives an invitation to photograph the Christmas festivities in the kingdom of Pantrea and Amanda goes posing as her. She will soon fall for Prince Leopold, despite not being a royalty.
Style: uplifting, sweet, feel good, sentimental
Audience: chick flick
Plot: kingdom, christmas, photographer, youth, reunion, hopes, fall in love, destiny, love affair, couple relations, love, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Christmas Next Door (2017)
Genre: Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Eric Randall, an author of bachelor lifestyle books, is left in charge of his young niece and nephew for the holidays. Eric turns to his neighbor April, a lover of all things Christmas, for help.
Style: light, humorous, feel good, entertaining
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: bachelor, uncle, uncle niece relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, uncle nephew relationship, christmas, transformation, fall in love, family values, musician, holiday, life turned upside down ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Pizza My Heart (2005)
Genre: Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Another modern spin-off of Romeo & Juliet, this time about two families who each run rivaling pizza restaurants in New Jersey.
Style: feel good, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, light ...
Audience: family outing
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%