Movies like The Traveling Cat Chronicles

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The Traveling Cat Chronicles (2018)
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The Traveling Cat Chronicles (2018)
Original name: 旅猫リポート
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 candidates. As Nana and her father take trips in their car Satoru meets old friends, meets new friends and his own story unfurls in the process.
Style: sentimental, touching
Plot: cat, friendship, journey, adventurer, student, travel, pet cat, life, animals, animal, dog, basketball, sport, mountain, teacher, hotel, schoolboy, talking animals, kitchen, hospital, photographer, castle, restaurant, orphan, driver ...
Place: mount fuji, kyoto japan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, captivating and sincere films with plots about mini skirt, short skirt, schoolgirl, japanese schoolgirl, japanese girl, photograph and mother daughter relationship mostly in Drama, Romance and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Traveling Cat Chronicles: A Story of Yonosuke (2012), Tokyo Family (2013), The Land of Rain Trees (2015), Love & Pop (1998), Sweet Bean (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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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, emotional, sincere, touching, psychological ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, east asia
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The Land of Rain Trees (2015)
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 ...
Plot: hearing aid, mother, cityscape, packing, locker, supermarket, apartment, mail, scarf, cinema, female stockinged legs, schoolgirl ...
Place: osaka japan, mount fuji, 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 ...
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Sweet Bean (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, France, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Sentaro runs a small bakery that serves dorayaki pastries filled with sweet red bean paste (“an”). When an old lady, Tokue, offers to help in the kitchen he reluctantly accepts. She will soon prove to have magic in her hands…
Style: sincere, thought provoking, melancholic, touching, culinary
Plot: meaning of life, cooking, chef, restaurant, food, employer employee relationship, life philosophy, tradition, old woman, disability, existentialism, small business ...
Place: japan
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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 ...
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Plot: teenage girl, teenager, japanese girl, school, elementary school, police, schoolgirl, baby, scientist, dancing, dog, teacher ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In her search for answers, 17-year-old Haru sets out on a long journey across the country to the town where, in 2011, the devastating tsunami swept away her brother and parents. This road trip takes the young woman, who is still haunted by her loss, ...
Style: inter cultural
Plot: brother sister relationship, car, hospitalization, japanese woman, passenger, hospitalized person, mistaken identity, hitchhiker, driver, driving at night, knocked up, schoolgirl uniform ...
Place: hiroshima japan, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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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Happy Hour (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 317 min.
Story: Jun, Akari, Sakurako and Fumi truly believe that they can confide in each other. But one day, at a party, Jun confesses that she is seeking a divorce from her husband and this information seems to upset the other three. They follow her trial as she ...
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Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Quill:  The Life of a Guide Dog (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: sentimental, uplifting, touching, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, optimism, mistrust, animal training, disability, pets, elderly, temperamental, instructor, seeing eye dog, dog, puppy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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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Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, sincere, harsh ...
Plot: orphanage, orphan, adoption, youth, family relations, hopes, self discovery, parents and children, russian, friendship, drinking alcohol, drinking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002, 2000s, 70s
Place: russia, italy, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Tomorrow I Will Date with Yesterday's You (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 111 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Frank, a single man raising his child prodigy niece Mary, is drawn into a custody battle with his mother.
Style: inspirational, sweet, touching, emotional, light ...
Audience: kids, girls' night
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Chronicle of My Mother (2011)
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Country: Japan
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Country: USA
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The Kirishima Thing (2012)
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Say 'I Love You' (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Mei Tachibana is a high school student. Due to a traumatic incident when she was a kid, Mei has been unable to make friends or have boyfriends. By mistake, Mei then injures the most popular male student named Yamato Kurosawa. Somehow, Yamato ...
Style: sincere, light, touching, captivating, sexy
Plot: love, teenager, school, jealousy, classmate, family relations, friendship, couples, society, rivalry, gossip, woman wearing a miniskirt ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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A Map of the World (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 125 min.
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Style: gloomy, emotional, disturbing, sincere, touching ...
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Time: 90s
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Paradise Kiss (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Hyasaka Yukari only wants one thing: to enter the college that her mom wants. One day, she meets an extravagant group that loves fashion. They were searching for a model and Yukari fits their ideal model. From now Yukari will know the world of ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, realistic
Plot: fashion, youth, fall in love, social relations, love and romance, high school life, ambition, model, mannequin, student, designer, fashion show ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, profanity, coming of age, voice mail ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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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: light, captivating, humorous, entertaining
Plot: missing child, schoolgirl, japanese girl, japanese schoolgirl, cat, missing girl, girl wearing a miniskirt, mini skirt, short skirt
Place: japan
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Last Orders (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
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Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, talky, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, last wish, death, memory, family relations, partners, parents and children, self discovery, friends, male friendship, friendship between men, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1989
Place: england, europe, london, california, australia
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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.
Style: unusual plot structure, romantic, melancholic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: lesbian teen, lesbian, lesbian couple, japanese schoolgirl, teenage girl, japanese girl, japanese teenager, crush, high school, japanese school, lgbtq, lgbt ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan
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Redwood Highway (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Marie, a reluctant resident of a retirement community in Southern Oregon, decides to walk 80 miles down the Redwood Highway to see the ocean for the first time in 45 years.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, feel good, sentimental
Plot: on the road, family relations, obsessive quest, estrangement, introspection, haunted by the past, escapades, parents and children, redemption, strong female presence, hopes, golden years ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pacific ocean, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Three Brothers (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In a farmhouse in southern Italy, an old woman dies. Her husband summons their sons: from Rome, Raffaele, a judge facing a political case for which he risks assassination; from Naples, the religious and ideological Rocco, a counselor at a ...
Style: gloomy, touching, emotional, sincere, contemplative ...
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Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, turin italy, rome italy, naples italy ...
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20%
The 8-Year Engagement (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
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
Plot: memory loss, woman in a wheelchair, sickness, amnesia, rehabilitation, recovery, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, illness, husband wife relationship, engaged couple, brain damage, coma ...
Place: asia
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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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