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Our Departures (2018)
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Our Departures (2018)
Original name: かぞくいろ―RAILWAYS わたしたちの出発―
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Akira is widowed and left with a pre-teen stepson. Travelling with him to her late husband's hometown, she meets her odd father-in-law and yet decides to make a go of living and working there. She attends training and joins the railway company where her father-in-law works and her late man dreamt of ending up as a child.
Plot: train, widow, train tracks, family relations, pregnancy, teacher, schoolboy, baseball, monk, girlfriend, hospital, orphan, brother, railway, driver, cemetery, baby, schoolgirl, boat, bicycle, instructor, grandfather, stepmother, manager, cell phone ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, sincere, entertaining and realistic films with plots about mini skirt, japanese girl, short skirt, schoolgirl, japanese woman, brunette and japanese schoolgirl mostly in Drama, Family and Romance genres. Some movies like Our Departures: The Long Good-Bye (2019), Girls Step (2015), A Story of Yonosuke (2012), My Brother Loves Me Too Much (2017), blank 13 (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Long Good-Bye (2019)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Japan
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A seventy-year-old retired school headmaster informs his wife and daughters that he has Alzheimer's disease. They are all concerned, but react differently due to their individual situations. The family watches as the husband and father ...
Style: emotional
Plot: cooking, cheerleader, husband, family relations, alzheimer's disease, bridge, mini skirt, man wearing glasses, gps, cookie, surgery, mobile phone ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.5
 35
Girls Step (2015)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Azusa (Anna Ishii) and Narumi (Fuka Koshiba) are 2nd grade high school students. They lack confidence and also any kind of ambitions. Hazuki (Karin Ono), Tamaki (Mika Akizuki) and Mika (Miku Uehara) are also unnoticed students at the same high ...
Plot: dance, dancing, teenager, schoolgirl uniform, beach, schoolgirl, mini skirt, japanese schoolgirl, gate, brunette, walking on a beach, short skirt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 ⇓
56%
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 6.3
 202
blank 13 (2017)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Japan
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Thirteen years after abandoning his wife and two sons by stepping out for a pack of cigarettes and never returning, deadbeat gambler Masato dies of stomach cancer. At his funeral, a motley crew of fellow mahjong players, pachinko parlor employees ...
Plot: father son reunion, employee, debt collector, hospital visit, divorce, cigarette smoking, brother brother relationship, bicycle accident, vehicle, nurse, mobile phone, poor family ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Our Little Sister (2015)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Japan
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A story that revolves around three sisters who live in their grandmother's home and the arrival of their 13-year-old half sister.
Style: realistic, sincere, captivating, touching, entertaining
Plot: family, family relations, sister sister relationship, teenage girl, responsibility, mother daughter relationship, nurse, restaurant, small town, food, death, half sister ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, beach, football, blackboard, sailor uniform, leg, photograph, legs, short skirt, teacher, schoolgirl ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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We Hope for Blooming (2018)
Genre: Family, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Mitsuki is shy and rather isolated at school. Towa is on the basketball team and Mitsuki's class-mate. Due to circumstances, Mitsuki soon begins to socialize with four jocks of the basketball team, which affects her self-esteem, her social ...
Plot: basketball, rivalry, mother daughter relationship, school, high school sweetheart, sport, family relations, friendship, love and romance, sport team, camera, anger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Pecoross' Mother and Her Days (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Laid-back baby boomer Yuichi (Ryo Iwamatsu) is a middle-aged manga artist and singer-songwriter when he isn't at his salaryman day job or watching out for his elderly mother. Suffering from increasing dementia since her husband's death, ...
Style: sincere, realistic, captivating, humorous, entertaining ...
Plot: old age, widow, dementia, social worker, memory loss, death, paranoia, poverty, family relations, parents and children, everyday life, nursing ...
Place: east asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Anthem of the Heart (2017)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Jun is a girl whose words have been sealed away so that she cannot hurt anyone with them. But, one day, she is nominated to become an executive member of the "community outreach council." On top of that, Jun is also appointed to play the ...
Style: entertaining, captivating, buddy movie, sincere, uplifting ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, family outing
Plot: school club, teenage girl, friend, grandfather grandson relationship, cheating, following someone, mother daughter relationship, school play, mascot, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, grandmother grandson relationship, family dinner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Voices in the Wind (2020)
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.4
 2K
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 ...
Plot: reunion, parents and children, family life, beauty salon, aging, elderly, siblings relations, couple relations, family relations, family problems, estrangement, golden years ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, east asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.0
 133
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 ⇓
40%
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: female director, coffee, orphan, theft, coffee shop, lost at sea, station wagon, beach, shorts, ponytail, teacher, mini dress ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.8
 918
Parks (2017)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Japan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Jun is a university student. She meets high school student Haru. To Jun, Haru looks just like Sachiko who was the girlfriend of her now deceased father. Jun and Haru meet Tokio. Tokio is the grandson of Sachiko and they learn that Sachiko is now ...
Style: captivating, contemplative, unusual plot structure, light
Plot: student, japanese girl, professor, friendship, friend, musician, university, grandmother grandson relationship, couples, love, youth, friends ...
Time: 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Clover (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Saya Suzuki (Emi Takei) is an ordinary employee working at a hotel. She falls in love with her elite boss Susumu Tsuge (Tadayoshi Okura). Through their romance, Saya Suzuki grows as a person.
Style: captivating, romantic, entertaining
Plot: co worker co worker relationship, employer employee relationship, marriage proposal, dating, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, boss, business, supervisor, love and romance, male female relationship, relationships, couple relations ...
Place: paris france, mount fuji
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
March Goes out Like a Lamb (2017)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The time spent between professional Shogi player Kiriyama and his three stories helps to heal his wounds. As he prepares to secure another win in an upcoming tournament, the father who left the three sisters appears and disturbs the peace.
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: japanese teenager, friend, adoptive father, sport, teenage life, teenager, athlete's life, frustration, match, shopping, siblings, festival ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.4
 11K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Chronicle of My Mother (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Best-selling novelist Kosaku Igami has made a career out of using his family as fodder for his novels, much to their dismay. When his mother, the spirited family matriarch, is diagnosed with dementia, Igami must come to terms with the toll his own ...
Style: captivating, sincere, entertaining
Plot: father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, father, baby, family problems, family relations, parent grown child relationship, parent child relationship, kids and family, relationship problems, parents and children, life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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What's for Dinner, Mom? (2016)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Two sisters Tae and Yo come back to their old house which is soon to be torn down. Clearing up the family mementos, Tae finds a red box full of recipes and letters written by their mother who died 20 years ago. In these recipes and letters, she ...
Style: culinary, captivating, sincere
Plot: sister sister relationship, old house, sister, cooking, family relations, getting home, parents and children, culture, family, cultural difference, family tradition, cooking and food ...
Place: taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.0
 301
Lantern Hill (1989)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In 1935 Toronto, Jane Stuart's mother has taken ill, and the two of them have temporarily moved in with her rich, snobbish grandmother, where Jane is verbally abused and her mother bullied. Jane is forced into a private academy, in which the ...
Plot: supernatural, schooner, porter, father daughter reunion, girls' school, polio, snowstorm, snob, car falling off a cliff, rich girl, husband wife reunion, cow ...
Time: year 1935, 1930s
Place: nova scotia, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.7
 318
Sister (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When unstable Connie is tragically widowed, she finds it impossible to care for her delinquent adolescent daughter, Niki, forcing her son, Bill, to take his sister in. As the two begin to forge a healthy bond, well-meaning Bill implements his own ...
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: family relations, brother sister relationship, mother daughter relationship, mother daughter conflict, family conflict, mental illness, family problems, life, relationship problems, sister, mother son relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Place: new hampshire, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.4
 392
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, deception, husband wife relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, cancer patient, cancer, hospitalization, social relations, male female relationship, relationships ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.3
 1K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Helter Skelter (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Through round after round of extensive plastic surgery and vigorous maintenance, Ririko has become the absolute manifestation of beauty, and becomes a wildly successful model, actress, and singer. However, soon, her body, unable to withstand the ...
Style: psychotronic, scary, disturbing, tense, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: mental illness, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, employer employee relationship, asian girl, urban legend, love, hallucination, teenage girl, asian woman, femininity, hair, bulimia ...
Place: east asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%