Movies like Flavors of Youth

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Flavors of Youth (2018)
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Flavors of Youth (2018)
Original name: 肆式青春
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: China, Japan
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Three different stories of youth set in different cities of China. 1 Shanghai Love. 2 Sunny Breakfast. 3 Small Fashion Show. Directed by Zhenxing Yi, the plot revolves around a young man working in Beijing. He used to live with his grandma in his less developed hometown Hunan. While he is drown in his childhood reminiscence, he receives an unexpected call – Grandma is in critical condition.
Style: anthology, light, uplifting, atmospheric, sweet, scenic
Plot: life, friendship, love, young love, family, dream, summer, everyday life, coming of age, working life, passion, model, family relations, sister sister relationship, career, teenage girl, sexy woman, teenage boy, airport, nostalgia, grandmother grandson relationship, beauty queen, flashback, modeling
Place: china, japan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, light, captivating and sweet films with plots about friendship, romance, coming of age, love, high school, school and youth mostly in Animation, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Flavors of Youth: Weathering with You (2019), The Garden of Words (2013), A Silent Voice (2016), 5 Centimeters Per Second (2007), I Want to Eat Your Pancreas (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Weathering with You (2019)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan, China, USA
Duration: 112 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo
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The Garden of Words (2013)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 46 min.
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Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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A Silent Voice (2016)
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Country: Japan
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Shouya Ishida starts bullying the new girl in class, Shouko Nishimiya, because she is deaf. But as the teasing continues, the rest of the class starts to turn on Shouya for his lack of compassion. When they leave elementary school, Shouko and Shouya ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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5 Centimeters Per Second (2007)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 63 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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I Want to Eat Your Pancreas (2018)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Romance
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Duration: 109 min.
Story: Spring time in April and the last of the cherry blossoms are still in bloom. The usually aloof bookworm with no interest in others comes across a book in a hospital waiting room. Handwritten on the cover are the words: "Living with Dying." ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, disturbing, atmospheric, sincere ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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TV show
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