Movies like We Hope for Blooming

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We Hope for Blooming (2018)
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We Hope for Blooming (2018)
Original name: 春待つ僕ら
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 status, her loneliness and her life. She finds a new lease in her school life.
Plot: basketball, school, mother daughter relationship, rivalry, high school sweetheart, sport, friendship, family relations, love and romance, sport team, christmas, student, new year, teacher, schoolboy, train, hospital, photographer, physician, coach, golf, sleeping, mother, schoolgirl, cleaning ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, captivating and semi serious films with plots about sport, rivalry, friendship, school, family relations, contests and competitions and ambition mostly in Family, Sport and Comedy genres. Some movies like We Hope for Blooming: Daytime Shooting Star (2017), Tori Girl! (2017), After the Rain (2018), Asahinagu (2017), Our Departures (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Daytime Shooting Star (2017)
Genre: Family, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Fifteen-year-old country girl Suzume Yosano has to move to Tokyo to live with her uncle due to her father's transfer. She bumps into a mysterious man who ends up taking her to her uncle's place after she gets lost. Turns out, Suzume will ...
Style: captivating, sentimental, thought provoking, light
Audience: family outing
Plot: first love, fall in love, friendship, school, teacher, high school romance, student, christmas, schoolgirl, teacher student relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, girl ...
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
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Tori Girl! (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Yukina Toriyama (Tao Tsuchiya) enters a university of science after prepping for one year for her entrance exam. At first, she is shocked by the atmosphere at her school. She becomes attracted to senior student Kei (Mahiro Takasugi). Due to Kei, ...
Style: humorous, captivating, feel good, light, sincere
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: student, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teenager, university, love and romance, romance, friends, love, society, friendship, temple, public relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
After the Rain (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Akira Tachibana is a 17-year-old high school student. She was once a promising athlete, but an injury has prevented her from taking part in track and field. One day, Akira Tachibana goes to a family restaurant and the manager talks to her in a ...
Style: sexy, romanticism, disturbing, touching, sincere ...
Audience: teen drama, teens, chick flick
Plot: japanese girl, teenage girl, japanese schoolgirl, love, unrequited love, employee, rivalry, co worker co worker relationship, older man younger woman relationship, nubile, teenager, boss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.3
 176
Asahinagu (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Asahi Tojima (Nanase Nishino) is a first grade high school student. She is small and weak physically. Asahi Tojima decides to change herself. She enrolls in the naginata (Japanese blade) club at her school. She works hard with the other club members ...
Style: scenic, captivating, psychological, contemplative, humorous ...
Plot: high school, japanese girl, student, friendship, teenage girl, martial arts, teenager, girl, girlfriend, monastery, friendship between girls, youth ...
Time: 21st century
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Our Departures (2018)
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 ...
Plot: widow, train, train tracks, family relations, brother sister relationship, angry man, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, monk, coffin, orphan, legs, funeral ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.6
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Alex & Me (2018)
Genre: Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: An uplifting story of the passion and drive it takes to succeed and the power of family to help realize your dreams.
Style: inspirational, sincere, light, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: soccer, contests and competitions, rivalry, sport team, teenager, follow your dream, sport, high school life, friendship, football, family relations, school life ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Swimming for Gold (2020)
Genre: Family, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Young elite swimmer Claire is sent to Australia to coach a boys swimming team, where she must overcome an old rival and a secret fear to save the swimming camp from closing.
Style: light, feel good, captivating, entertaining, sincere
Audience: family outing
Plot: swimming, competition, friendship, contests and competitions, rivalry, coach, teenage angst, father daughter relationship, coping, athlete's life, sport team, sport ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 13K
Rebound (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An acclaimed college hoops coach is demoted to a junior varsity team after a public meltdown.
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, entertaining, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: college, follow your dream, basketball, sport team, sport, human spirit, against the odds, lifestyle, family, prodigy, youth, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Home Run Showdown (2015)
Genre: Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two little league teams take on their coaches' sibling rivalry, and end up doing battle in a place the baseball world never expected: in the outfield of the Home Run Derby.
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: ambition, young heroes, teenage life, family relations, sport, rivalry, youth, family, contests and competitions, parents and children, underdog, sport team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Air Bud: Golden Receiver (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Josh and Buddy move from basketball to American football in this first of several sequels to the original Air Bud.
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, sweet, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, preschoolers, pre-teens ...
Plot: golden retriever, dog, family relations, sport team, sport, family, school, animal life, friendship, teenage life, friends, best friends ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 ⇓
34%
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 ⇓
33%
School of Life (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: At Fallbrook Middle School, the annual student-elected Teacher of the Year award is held. And every year for the last 43 years Norman Warner or most fondly called Stormin' Norman Warner has won the award. Now that he has died, the burden of ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: school, rivalry, goofy hero, small town life, high school life, teacher, friends, father son relationship, teachers and students, social relations, contests and competitions, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2003
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Sandlot: Heading Home (2007)
Genre: Family, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A successful professional baseball player gets his ego in check via an unreality check when he travels back in time to his boyhood sandlot ball-playing days.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: sport team, friendship, baseball, youth, sport, athlete's life, partners, adventure, against the odds, athlete and trainer, friends, major league ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Like Mike 2: Streetball (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Another young boy with 'hoop dreams' finds an old pair of Michael Jordan's sneakers and can suddenly play ball like the greatest player in the world.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: friendship, follow your dream, underdog, sport, buddies, athlete's life, contests and competitions, hopes, rivalry, ambition, lifestyle, gambling ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.8
 440
Catching Faith (2015)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: From the outside, Alexa has the perfect life. Her son is the high school football star, daughter a straight A student and her husband is CFO of a booming start-up company. The sudden death ...
Style: light, christian film, entertaining, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, teen drama, teens
Plot: high school athlete, faith, high school, belief in god, christianity, christian, alcohol, school, husband wife relationship, loss of father, marriage, catholic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, america, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Finding Buck McHenry (2000)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When an 11 year old boy gets cut from his Little League baseball team, he sets out to form his own team.
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, sentimental, non-linear ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: coach, little league, against the odds, friendship, follow your dream, ambition, sport team, lifestyle, society, hopes, athlete's life, sport ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.5
 744
Cheerdance (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Female students, including Hikari Tomonaga, from a high school cheerdance club follow strict instructions from their teacher Kaoruko Saotome. They compete at the USA Cheerdance Championship.
Plot: performance, school, coach, competition, cheerleader, japanese schoolgirl, teenage girl, teacher, rehearsal, girl, criticism, schoolgirl ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Devil's Kickers (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After his parents separate and he loses his place on the soccer team, Moritz must put together a new team against incredible odds.
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, exciting
Audience: kids, teen comedy
Plot: friendship, family relations, mischievous children, parents and children, youth, rivalry, contests and competitions, ambition, soccer, disorder, parents separation, school ...
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 409
Fast Girl (2008)
Genre: Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Racing is in Alex Johnstone's (Mircea Monroe) blood. It was her father s life and it ultimately caused his death so her uncle Bill (Dwier Brown), who runs the local speedway, is determined not to lose his niece the way he lost his brother. But ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: family relations, family life, athlete's life, ambition, family, sport, lifestyle, against the odds, teenage life, athlete and trainer, family business, car chase ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Air Up There (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Jimmy Dolan is a college basketball coach who wants a big promotion. To get it, he needs to make a dramatic find. He ends up deep in Africa, hoping to recruit Saleh, a huge basketball prodigy Jimmy glimpsed in a home movie. But Saleh is the ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, teens, girls' night
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 450
Slam (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: China
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Mouth, Monkey, and Jason are your average teenagers with a love for the game of basketball. On the last day of school, they get on the wrong side of Li Wei, the captain of the high school basketball team. Li Wei & his entourage swear to make ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, feel good
Audience: teens
Plot: basketball, rivalry, ambition, against the odds, teenage life, family relations, sport team, contests and competitions, youth, sport, vengeance, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.4
 27K
Little Giants (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Danny O'Shea's daughter is cut from the Peewee football team just for being a girl, he decides to form his own team, composed of other ragtag players who were also cut. Can his team really learn enough to beat the elite team, coached ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Audience: kids, teens, girls' night
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Time: 90s, 80s
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
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Duration: 89 min.
Story: Zohre's shoes are gone; her older brother Ali lost them. They are poor, there are no shoes for Zohre until they come up with an idea: they will share one pair of shoes, Ali's. School awaits...
Style: realistic, sincere, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Plot: poverty, childhood, school, family, siblings relations, unemployment, life, financial problem, young heroes, children, foot race, perseverance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 3.6
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The Minis (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Dwarfs playing basketball... with Dennis Rodman.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: rivalry, athlete's life, hotshot hero, lifestyle, hopes, sport, ambition, follow your dream, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, friends, sport team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Sandlot 2 (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A decade has passed in the small town where the original Sandlot gang banded together during the summer of ’62 to play baseball and battle the Beast. Now comes the sequel, a campy romp back to the dugout where nine new kids descend on the diamond ...
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: sport team, friendship, vengeance, sport, underdog, ambition, contests and competitions, rivalry, partners, teenage life, athlete and trainer, friends ...
Time: contemporary, year 1972
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Make a Bow and Kiss (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on the comic book by Yakko Kaga
Style: romantic, captivating, whimsical, romanticism, light ...
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teenage girl, crush, japanese teenager, love, high school, father, team, japanese schoolgirl, japanese woman, friend, retirement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan, east asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.9
 531
Peach Girl (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: It's not easy being beautiful. The envy, the jealousy, the vicious rumors spread by your best friend. That's life for young Momo. While everyone thinks that Momo is a wild party girl, the reality is that she is shy and lonely. Can Momo ...
Style: manga, captivating, romanticism, romantic, light ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: japanese teenager, love triangle, wedding, friendship, jealousy, employer employee relationship, brother brother relationship, schoolgirl, high school friend, crush, baby, suicide ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Her Best Move (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: 15 year-old soccer prodigy, Sara Davis, has a chance to join the U.S. National Team, but she must juggle high school, romance, sports, and parental pressure while deciding her own priorities.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good, sentimental
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, kids
Plot: rivalry, follow your dream, youth, friendship, teenage love, against the odds, friends, parents and children, family relations, prodigy, coming of age, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%