Movies and TV shows like Waiting in the Summer

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Waiting in the Summer
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Kaito Kirishima is testing out his new camera, when something comes crashing from the sky, injuring him. The next morning he wakes up fine though, believing it was a dream, however during the day he experiences flashes from what happened and also vaguely remembers someone grabbing his hand that night. A new girl at his school turns out to be her though he can't quite remember and in a strange twist she ends up living with him for the time being.
Style: emotional, semi serious, touching, humorous, stylized, sentimental
Audience: teens
Plot: fall in love, benign alien, high school, young lovers, romance, teenage love, true love, high school life, friendship, teenage life, filmmaking, love and romance, youth, artists and showbiz, space and aliens, friends, social relations, meaningful kiss, teen romance, first love, film reel, group of friends, grief, home movie, alien ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
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Princess Tutu
Comedy, Adventure, Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Japan
30 min.
 8.3
Boys Over Flowers
Comedy, Drama, Romance
South Korea
70 min.
 8.1
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, humorous, semi serious and realistic films and TV series with plots about youth, high school life, romance, love and romance, teenage life, high school and teenage love mostly in Romance, Drama and Animation genres. Some movies like Waiting in the Summer: I Don't Have Many Friends (2011), His and Her Circumstances (1998), Boys Over Flowers (2009), Clannad: The Motion Picture (2007), Princess Tutu (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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I Don't Have Many Friends
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Story: Kodaka Hasegawa has just transferred to St. Chronica's Academy and he's having a hard time making friends. With his naturally blond hair and fierce looking eyes, people constantly mistake him for a delinquent. One day, he runs into his ...
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Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Yuta has a problem. As one of the thousands of Japanese students afflicted with "chunibyo," a state where they're so desperate to stand out that they've literally convinced themselves that they have secret knowledge and hidden ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, stylized, suspenseful ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day - The Movie
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A year has passed since Menma's ghostly return to the Super Peace Busters. Although the time they spent together during that summer was short, the five members reminisce about what happened as they each write a letter to their lost friend.
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
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    User:   84%
 
His and Her Circumstances
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Story: In His and Her Circumstances, like a drug, Yukino Miyazawa was addicted to admiration and praise from those around her. She worked hard to become the perfect student, the perfect girl. But that was before… him. Souichirou Arima. The instant she ...
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Boys Over Flowers
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 70 min.
Story: A working class girl winds up at an exclusive prep school. Unassuming high school girl Jan Di stands up to -- and eventually falls for -- a spoiled rich kid who belongs to the school's most powerfu clique.
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
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The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When 17-year-old Makoto Konno gains the ability to, quite literally, "leap" backwards through time, she immediately sets about improving her grades and preventing personal mishaps. However, she soon realises that changing the past ...
Style: touching, twists and turns, humorous, semi serious, feel good ...
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Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: tokyo, asia, japan
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Clannad: The Motion Picture
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Clannad is set in a high-school located in some Japanese town. Okazaki Tomoya is a third-year student who doesn't take his studies seriously. Always late for class, he's seen as a delinquent by the rest of his classmates who are busy ...
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Duration: 24 min.
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Formula 17
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, sexual
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, taiwan, taipei
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Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Story: Tohru Honda is 16 year old orphaned girl who gets invited to live in the house of her classmate, the handsome boy Sohma Yuki, and his cousins, 16 year old Kyo and 27 year old Shigure. However, these young men and parts of the rest of their family ...
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Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
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Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, sentimental ...
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Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
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Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Ouran High School Host Club is a manga series by Bisco Hatori, serialized in Hakusensha's LaLa magazine between the September 2002 and November 2010 issues. The series follows Haruhi Fujioka, a scholarship student at Ouran High School, and the ...
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat, realistic
Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
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Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 124 min.
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Style: serious, touching, realistic, emotional, sentimental
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Juli meets Bryce in the second grade, she knows it's true love. After spending six years trying to convince Bryce the same, she's ready to give up - until he starts to reconsider.
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Time: contemporary, 1960s, 21st century, year 1963, year 1957 ...
Place: michigan, usa
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Those Obnoxious Aliens
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
Story: The series begins when aliens from the planet Oniboshi invade Earth. They agree to leave only if Earth's champion can defeat the Oni champion in a game of tag within a ten-day time limit. Earth's champion, randomly selected by the aliens, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, atmospheric, feel good, offbeat
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Mandy Moore stars as Halley, a young hip high school student who's convinced true love doesn't exist based on the crazy relationships around her. Her mother is divorcing her father who is dating a younger woman Halley can't stand. Her ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, romantic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, california
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