Movies like Flavors of Youth

If you like "Flavors of Youth" you are looking for anthology, light and uplifting movies about / with life, love, friendship, young love, family, dream and summer themes of Animation, Drama and Romance genre shot in China or Japan.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
Flavors of Youth (2018)
 6.6
 5K
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, love, friendship, young love, family, dream, summer, 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

Movie in categories

Most similar movies to Flavors of Youth

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, light, atmospheric and melancholic films with plots about friendship, love, youth, romance, high school, love and romance and coming of age 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, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan, China
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Hodaka, a high school boy who moves from his isolated island home to the city of Tokyo, who immediately becomes broke! After finally finding work at a shady occult magazine, the sky rains every day until amidst the hustle and bustle of the big city, ...
Style: feel good, touching, exciting, captivating, light
Plot: weather, magical power, girl, love, magical girl, friendship, fall in love, climate change, global warming, couples, falling in love, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Garden of Words (2013)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Takao, who is training to become a shoemaker, skipped school and is sketching shoes in a Japanese-style garden. He meets a mysterious woman, Yukino, who is older than him. Then, without arranging the times, the two start to see each other again and ...
Style: touching, romantic, colourful, atmospheric, sweet ...
Plot: rain, older woman younger man relationship, chance meeting, unlikely couple, love and romance, grownups, shyness, age difference, coming of age, teen romance, chocolate, young lovers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 39K
A Silent Voice (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Romance
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 ...
Style: inspirational, touching, sincere, romantic, biting ...
Plot: sign language, deaf, friendship, high school, redemption, bullying, coming of age, suicide attempt, deafness, single mother, bully, suicide thoughts ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
5 Centimeters Per Second (2007)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 63 min.
Story: Takaki and Akari are two classmates in elementary school. During their time together they have become close friends. Their relationship is tested when Akari moves to another city because of her parents' jobs. Both of them struggle to keep their ...
Style: touching, emotional, scenic, sad, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, teenage love, train, lovers apart, love and romance, young lovers, hopes, friendship, love, letter, first love, life philosophy ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, future ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
I Want to Eat Your Pancreas (2018)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Japan
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: sincere, thought provoking, captivating, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tragedy, friendship, fall in love, teenage girl, high school, romance, hospital, teenage life, teenage boy, family relations, family problems, fireworks
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.4
 175K
Your Name (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: High schoolers Mitsuha and Taki are complete strangers living separate lives. But one night, they suddenly switch places. Mitsuha wakes up in Taki’s body, and he in hers. This bizarre occurrence continues to happen randomly, and the two must ...
Style: romantic, touching, captivating, emotional, scenic ...
Plot: body swapping, school, romance, time travel, destiny, supernatural, memory loss, friendship, girl, star crossed lovers, love, beautiful scenery ...
Place: tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Place Promised in Our Early Days (2004)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The story takes place in a alternate postwar period, in 1996, where Japan is divided. Hokkaido is ruled by the "Union" while Honshu and other southern islands are under US authority. A tall tower was built on Hokkaido, which could even be ...
Style: futuristic, serious, captivating, suspense, adult animation
Plot: friendship, alternate timeline, coma, teenage life, youth, future dystopia, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, apocalypse, danger, airplane, young love ...
Time: future, 90s, 1990s, year 1996, year 1999
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 12K
Ocean Waves (1993)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 72 min.
Story: At Kichijōji Station, Tokyo, Taku Morisaki glimpses a familiar woman on the platform opposite boarding a train. Later, her photo falls from a shelf as he exits his apartment before flying to Kōchi Prefecture. Picking it up, he looks at it briefly ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, touching
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: friendship, unspoken love, fall in love, high school reunion, surrealism, love, falling in love, telephone call, high school, social relations, friends, high school life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, 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, feel good, humorous, twists and turns, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, friendship, teenage love, supernatural ability, school, student, teenage girl, classmate, supernatural, high school, imaginary ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 25K
Only Yesterday (1991)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: It’s 1982, and Taeko is 27 years old, unmarried, and has lived her whole life in Tokyo. She decides to visit her family in the countryside, and as the train travels through the night, memories flood back of her younger years: the first immature ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, atmospheric, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: countryside, childhood, marriage, folk music, village life, school, introspection, twentysomething life, coming of age, city life, deadend life, urban ...
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
From Up on Poppy Hill (2011)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The story is set in 1963 in Yokohama. Kokuriko Manor sits on a hill overlooking the harbour. A 16 year-old girl, Umi, lives in that house. Every morning she raises a signal flag facing the sea. The flag means “I pray for safe voyages”. A 17 ...
Style: sentimental, touching, atmospheric, serious, emotional ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: high school, teenage love, teenage life, fighting the system, friendship, destiny, high school life, longing, mother daughter relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, sister sister relationship, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Clannad: The Motion Picture (2007)
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 ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, love and romance, teenage life, youth, high school, romance, terminal illness, high school life, love, father son relationship, student, death of mother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 37K
Wolf Children (2012)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: After her werewolf lover unexpectedly dies in an accident, a woman must find a way to raise the son and daughter that she had with him. However, their inheritance of their father's traits prove to be a challenge for her.
Style: heartbreaking, atmospheric, sweet, colourful, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: werewolf, family relations, parents and children, wolf, childhood, human becomes animal, social relations, single mother, supernatural, school, love, imaginary ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 2K
Bakuman (2010)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Moritaka Mashiro, a junior high school student, content to live out a relatively normal life as any other does, is persuaded by his classmate, Akito Takagi, to become an aspiring mangaka when the latter realizes his natural talent as an artist. ...
Style: exciting, captivating, light, uplifting, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: friendship, rivalry, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, manga, painter, partners, couples, youth, career, shared dream, heroes, voice recording ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 2K
ReLIFE (2016)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Arata Kaizaki (27) quit the job he landed after graduation in only three months. His life did not go well after that. Now his parents are threatening to stop sending money, and want him to come back to the country. He has no friend or girlfriend to ...
Style: touching, light, humorous, semi serious
Plot: friendship, high school, school life, life changing, pill, pills, unemployment, love, body transformation, coming of age, starting over, angst ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Whisper of the Heart (1995)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Music, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Shizuku lives a simple life, dominated by her love for stories and writing. One day she notices that all the library books she has have been previously checked out by the same person: 'Seiji Amasawa'. Curious as to who he is, Shizuku meets ...
Style: touching, feel good, uplifting, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: teenage love, follow your dream, first love, teenage life, love and romance, love, fall in love, self discovery, high school life, cat, education, youth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: japan, italy, tokyo, europe, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two sisters move to the country with their father in order to be closer to their hospitalized mother, and discover the surrounding trees are inhabited by Totoros, magical spirits of the forest. When the youngest runs away from home, the older sister ...
Style: offbeat, feel good, fairy tale, sweet, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: magical, countryside, adventure, teaching the ways of the world, imaginary, siblings relations, friendship, legends and myths, parents and children, family, supernatural, young heroes ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 2K
White Snake (2019)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Country: China, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: One day a young woman named Blanca is saved by Xuan, a snake catcher from a nearby village. She has lost her memory, and together they go on a journey to discover her real identity, developing deeper feelings for one another along the way. But as ...
Style: exciting, captivating, light, fairy tale
Audience: family outing
Plot: snake, ancient, dragon, love, emperor, demon, assassin, poverty, mythical creature, magical, super powers, young girl ...
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 966
Citrus (2018)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Fashionable Yuzu imagined the first day at her new school she transferred to after her mother's remarriage a bit differently; she didn't know it'd be an ultra-strict and conservative girls' school. So instead of a sweet ...
Style: romantic, sweet, light, sentimental, humorous
Plot: lesbian relationship, stepsister stepsister relationship, friendship, lesbian kiss, lesbian, teenager, high school, girls' school, female nudity, female homosexuality, romance, sharing a bed ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Domestic Girlfriend (2019)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Natsuo is a high school boy who is experiencing the crushing despair of unrequited love. To make matters worse, the person he is in love with is his teacher, Hina. In an attempt to lift his spirits, he attends a mixer where he meets a girl named ...
Style: touching, sincere, tense, sentimental, entertaining
Plot: half brother half sister relationship, sex, love, incest, female nudity, love triangle, teacher student relationship, love and romance, rivalry, youth, family, fall in love ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.5
 2K
Golden Time (2013)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Banri Tada is a freshman at a Tokyo law school. After an accident, he suffers severe memory loss. Despite the incident, he befriends fellow freshman, Mitsuo Yanagisawa, which leads him to the beautiful, yet obsessive, Kouko Kaga.
Style: sincere, captivating, touching, light
Plot: love, friendship, youth, university, japanese girl, love interest, dream, hometown, romance, couples, love triangle, society ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
The Murder Case of Hana & Alice (2015)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Prequel to 2004 coming-of-age live-action film Hana & Alice. After her parents separate, 14 year-old Tetsuko (who will soon be nick-named Alice) moves with her mother to a new town in what she calls "The Boonies" and must enroll as a ...
Style: captivating, tense, touching, psychological
Plot: friendship, first love, new student, disappearance, teenage girl, school, neighbor, classroom, mysterious past, past, following someone, investigation ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Night is Short, Walk on Girl (2017)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A boy falls in love with his junior in a Kyoto college club, and struggles daily to be noticed by her. However, she is naïve and unsophisticated and is completely indifferent to him.
Style: entertaining, sincere, captivating, light, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: binge drinking, theatre play, summer, party, drinking, alcohol, adventure, love, reunion, youth, friendship, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Movie in collections
Millennium Actress (2001)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Documentary filmmaker Genya Tachibana has tracked down the legendary actress Chiyoko Fujiwara, who mysteriously vanished at the height of her career. When he presents her with a key she had lost and thought was gone forever, the filmmaker could not ...
Style: serious, touching, talky, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: actor's life, actress, film within a film, love and romance, popularity, haunted by the past, retired, unfulfilled love, female protagonist, interview, mother daughter relationship, lost love ...
Time: 20th century, victorian era, 70s, 50s, 1930s ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
I Like What I Like, So There (2005)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Hashiba has an accident and has lost all of his memories. When Fujimori comes to his school as his new roommate, He tells Hashiba that he is called Ran. He and Hashiba both have a split personality which they developed in their youth.
Style: humorous, captivating, sentimental, light, psychological ...
Plot: split personality, memory loss, romance, youth, high school life, gender, young lovers, social relations, teenage life, young love, gays and lesbians, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Sailor Moon R the Movie: The Promise of the Rose (1993)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 61 min.
Story: While enjoying the flower gardens, Sailor Moon (Usagi) and friends encounter an old childhood friend of Mamoru's: an alien! He's come back to give Mamoru a special flower, but doesn't like Usagi and the rest of the planet's ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, exciting, stylized, feel good ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing
Plot: superhero, friendship, teen romance, teenage love, escapades, heroes, imaginary, family, supernatural ability, high school, supernatural, good versus evil ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: asia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Sea Prince and the Fire Child (1981)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Years after the war between the Children of Water and the Children of Fire, Oceanus, a god of the sea, presents Prince Sirius with the eye of Algarock, thereby putting him in charge of those that dwell under the waves. But when Sirius encounters a ...
Style: epic
Plot: friendship, king, prince, surrealism, young love, journey, myth, fire, legend, water, mythology, tragedy ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 6.9
 523
Tamako Market (2013)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Tamako Market is a Japanese anime television series produced by Kyoto Animation and directed by Naoko Yamada. The series aired in Japan between January 10 and March 28, 2013. The anime has been licensed in North America by Sentai Filmworks.
Style: seinen, light, captivating, humorous, feel good
Plot: friendship, romance, school life, storekeeper, shopkeeper, young love, father daughter relationship, sister sister relationship, family business, talking animals, slice of life, working life ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady. The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her - but ultimately she must confront her fate, the ...
Style: touching, stylized, atmospheric, melancholic, light ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: princess, emperor, coming of age, youth, friendship, little girl, parents and children, family relations, japanese woman, female protagonist, children, dream ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU (2013)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Hachiman Hikigaya is an antisocial high school student with no friends or girlfriend and as a result has a distorted view on life. When he sees his classmates talking excitedly about their adolescent lives, he mutters, "They're a bunch of ...
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, melancholic, uplifting ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, family outing, teen comedy
Plot: school, youth, high school, friendship, society, romance, love and romance, love triangle, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love, male female relationship, club ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%