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Hibiki (2018)
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Hibiki (2018)
Original name: 響 -HIBIKI-
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
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.
Style: psychological, unusual plot structure, melancholic, whimsical, semi serious, weird
Plot: teenager, schoolgirl, writers, art, mentor, loneliness, friendship, self discovery, female protagonist, hopes, life philosophy, adolescence, creativity, workplace, adolescence vs adulthood, honest, writing, dialogue, violence, photographer, book, beach, zoo, father, competition ...
Place: tokyo

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out psychological, unusual plot structure, realistic and melancholic films with plots about friendship, schoolgirl, loneliness, teenager, short skirt, japanese schoolgirl and girl wearing a miniskirt mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Hibiki: Adult World (2013), Schoolgirl Complex (2013), Paradise Kiss (2011), Reprise (2006), Tokyo Shutter Girl (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Saki Achiga-hen: Episode of Side-A (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Sequel movie to the live-action Saki TV series.
Style: captivating, sincere, tense, suspense, contemplative ...
Plot: mahjong, teenager, japanese girl, sexy girl, japanese teenager, friends, contests and competitions, friendship, youth, escapades, rivalry, ambition ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan
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Adult World (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Amy, a naive college graduate who believes she's destined to be a great poet, begrudgingly accepts a job at a sex shop while she pursues a mentorship with reclusive writer Rat Billings.
Style: sexy, sincere, realistic, sentimental, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: poetry, workplace, adolescence vs adulthood, self discovery, love, workplace situations, college graduate, pornography, loneliness, creativity, art, sex shop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, new jersey
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89%
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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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 ⇓
80%
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Reprise (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two competitive friends, fueled by literary aspirations and youthful exuberance, endure the pangs of love, depression and burgeoning careers.
Style: captivating, psychological, melancholic, depressing, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, depression, ambition, rise and fall, follow your dream, self discovery, love triangle, lifestyle, love and romance, writer's life, hopes, health situation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, paris france, hawaii, oslo norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Tokyo Shutter Girl (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The movie Tokyo Shutter Girl, based on the comic series by Kenichi Kiriki, consists of three separate works by three separate directors, each set in Tokyo. It is about three Japanese schoolgirls in a photo club.
Style: anthology
Plot: school uniform, jailbait, teenage girl, girl wearing a miniskirt, discovery, japanese schoolgirl, high school, mini skirt, schoolgirl, camera, photograph, thin girl ...
Place: tokyo, japan
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
3 Foot Ball and Souls (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of four decides to commit suicide using gigantic fireworks. But every time the fireworks explode, they find themselves back in time before they carried out the plan. They suspect the cause to be the young age of one of the members and try to ...
Style: suspense, psychological, unusual plot structure, contemplative, thought provoking ...
Plot: suicide, teenager, depression, time travel, teenage girl, japanese schoolgirl, meeting, time loop, fireworks, suicidal thoughts, society, band ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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I Just Didn't Do It (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 143 min.
Story: A young man fights for his freedom after he is accused of groping a girl on train.
Plot: witness, teenager, laptop, interrogation, schoolgirl, high school student, mini skirt, liar, son, police, janitor, bitch ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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 ⇓
76%
Letters to Father Jacob (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 74 min.
Story: With few options, newly pardoned convict Leila agrees to work as an assistant to a blind pastor. Father Jacob spends his days answering the letters of the needy, which Leila finds pointless. But when the letters stop, the pastor is devastated and ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, serious, melancholic, psychological ...
Plot: redemption, pardon, forgiveness, friendship, starting over, self discovery, hopes, society, clergy, warden, blind character, priest ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: finland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Another Woman (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Marion is a woman who has learned to shield herself from her emotions. She rents an apartment to work undisturbed on her new book, but by some acoustic anomaly she can hear all that is said in the next apartment in which a psychiatrist holds his ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, talky, meditative ...
Plot: midlife crisis, writing, eavesdropping, philosophy, depression, self discovery, human nature, writers, psychiatrist, painting, friendship, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 ⇓
75%
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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
Plot: hospital, friendship, illness, deception, husband wife relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, cancer patient, cancer, hospitalization, social relations, male female relationship, relationships ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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The Eel (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: White-collar worker Yamashita finds out that his wife has a lover visiting her when he's away, suddenly returns home and kills her. After eight years in prison, he returns to live in a small village, opens a barber shop (he was trained as a ...
Style: captivating, psychological, touching, enigmatic, contemplative ...
Plot: redemption, starting over, human nature, social relations, hopes, haunted by the past, crimes of passion, murder, ufo, village, infidelity, erotica ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Dawn of the Felines (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A glimpse into the lives of three prostitutes in the Ikebukuro district of Tokyo and the clients who solicit them.
Style: sincere, psychological, suspense, captivating, tense ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: prostitution, prostitute, friendship, loneliness, sexy woman, social satire, friend, money, sex scene, youth, lifestyle, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Drucker in the Dug-Out (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Story: The movie is about Minami Kawashima, a high school girl who becomes the manager of her school's baseball team in place of her hospitalized friend, Yuki Miyata. She tries to lead the team to the National High School Baseball Championship by ...
Style: sincere, captivating, uplifting, psychological
Plot: baseball, school, japanese schoolgirl, contests and competitions, sport team, rivalry, disability, sport, manager, society, human spirit, friendship ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Dream of Illumination (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
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Plot: father daughter relationship, school uniform, schoolgirl, short skirt, japanese schoolgirl, wind, cycling, countryside, japanese girl, real estate, realtor, girl wearing a miniskirt ...
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 7.5
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Maborosi (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young woman's husband apparently commits suicide without warning or reason, leaving behind his wife and infant. Yumiko remarries and moves from Osaka to a small fishing village, yet continues to search for meaning in a lonely world.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
A Gentle Breeze in the Village (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Based on a popular manga, the film is a tender coming-of-age love story set deep in Japan's countryside. When eighth grade cool guy Hiromi transfers from Tokyo to a small elementary/middle school with only six kids enrolled, wholesome and ...
Style: sincere, captivating, disturbing
Plot: first love, countryside, schoolgirl, love and romance, teenage life, villager, romantic relationship, couple relations, schoolboy, true love, love story, love affair ...
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Paper Man (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A coming-of-middle-age comedy that chronicles the unlikely friendship between failed author Richard Dunne and a Long Island teen who teaches him a thing or two about growing up, all under the disapproving eye of his long-suffering wife and his ...
Style: psychological, touching, humorous, tricky, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, imaginary friend, midlife crisis, writers, coming of age, teenage life, imaginary character, down on your luck, superhero, small town, party, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, long island, atlantic ocean, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Jonah Who Will Be 25 in the Year 2000 (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The European equivalent of "The Return of the Secaucus 7," this Swiss film looks at the lives of several men and women in their 30s as they confront the slim gains of the "revolutionary" sixties. Max, a dissatisfied copy editor; ...
Style: talky, thought provoking, realistic, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: rebellion, politics, introspection, human nature, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, lifestyle, hopes, fighting the system, state affairs, society, coming of age ...
Time: future, 70s, 1960s, 60s
Place: switzerland, paris france, europe, france, geneva switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Schoolgirls (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Prodded by the rebellious Brisa, puberty is awakening in twelve-year-old Celia. Quickly, the two become allies against the rigid rules of authority in the Catholic girls’ school. However, questions about the right bra, cool bands and sexy clothing ...
Style: melancholic, unusual plot structure, psychological, light, contemplative
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Time: year 1992, contemporary, 90s, 1990s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Vibrator (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Rei is a freelance writer embattled by personal demons. We first meet her in a convenience store where she is buying too much alcohol and not enough food. At the magazine rack she pauses to contemplate the happiness of the glamour girls on the ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, contemplative, offbeat ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Spring Forward (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: As the seasons change in a Connecticut town, two men of different age and backgrounds who work together outdoors for the local park system, share thoughts and feelings that gradually deepen into a relationship approaching father and son. Paul is ...
Style: talky, touching, realistic, sincere, semi serious ...
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 ⇓
70%
 7.9
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The Island (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Somewhere in Northern Russia in a small Russian Orthodox monastery lives an unusual man whose bizarre conduct confuses his fellow monks, while others who visit the island believe that the man has the power to heal, exorcise demons and foretell the ...
Style: psychological, philosophical, cerebral, breathtaking, meditative ...
Plot: monk, redemption, christian, sin, loneliness, solitude, religion, life philosophy, hopes, psychic, island, forgiveness ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.5
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Matted (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
Story: Rose Lee is just a typical high school student trying to figure things out. Her dream is to join the boy's wrestling team, but no one is making it easy for her. Along the way, she'll discover that her most difficult opponent may be herself.
Style: psychological, tense, captivating, unusual plot structure, disturbing ...
Audience: student film
Plot: friendship, girl, teenage girl, loneliness, coming of age, lesbian, teacher, teenager, father daughter relationship, dysfunctional family, transsexuality, gender bending ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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 ...
Style: serious, touching, psychological, realistic, lyrical ...
Plot: family relations, housewife, job seeking, unemployment, pianist, alienation, layoff, rebellion, hopes, family secret, dysfunctional family, social problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, china, middle east
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