Movies like Colorful

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Colorful (2010)
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Colorful (2010)
Original name: カラフル
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Upon reaching the train station to death, a dejected soul is informed that he is lucky and will have another chance at life. He is placed in the body of a 14-year-old boy named Kobayashi Makoto, who has just committed suicide. Watched over by a neutral spirit named Purapura, the soul must figure out what his greatest sin and mistake in his former life was, before his time limit in Makoto's body runs out. He also has a number of other lesser duties he must complete, such as understanding what led Makoto to commit suicide in the first place and learning how to enjoy his second chance at life.
Style: serious, psychological, inspirational, touching, stylized, atmospheric, gloomy
Audience: teens
Plot: reincarnation, dealing with death, high school life, supernatural, one more chance, suicide, school life, memory loss, parents and children, everyday life, brother brother relationship, teenage life, youth, suicidal, back from the dead, bittersweet, rebirth, slice of life
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, serious, stylized and emotional films with plots about supernatural, youth, friendship, coming of age, imaginary, teenage life and romance mostly in Animation, Drama and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Colorful: When Marnie Was There (2014), Children Who Chase Lost Voices (2011), A Letter to Momo (2011), Haibane Renmei (2002), The Art of Happiness (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
When Marnie Was There (2014)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Upon being sent to live with relatives in the countryside due to an illness, an emotionally distant adolescent girl becomes obsessed with an abandoned mansion and infatuated with a girl who lives there - a girl who may or may not be real.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, atmospheric, sweet ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, countryside, childhood, loneliness, dream, teenage life, self discovery, young girl, village, estate, photograph, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, hokkaido, tokyo, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Children Who Chase Lost Voices (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The film centers on Asuna, a young girl who spends her solitary days listening to the mysterious music emanating from the crystal radio she received from her late father as a memento. One day while walking home she is attacked by a fearsome monster ...
Style: captivating, sentimental, touching, serious, suspense ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day - The Movie (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A year has passed since Menma's ghostly return to the Super Peace Busters. Although the time they spent together during that summer was short, the five members reminisce about what happened as they each write a letter to their lost friend.
Style: psychological, emotional, stylized, serious, touching ...
Plot: friendship, supernatural, love triangle, ghost, teenage love, coming of age, unrequited love, haunted by the past, fall in love, teenage life, high school life, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Letter to Momo (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Clinging to an unfinished letter written by her recently deceased father, young Momo moves with her mother from bustling Tokyo to the remote Japanese island of Shio. Upon their arrival, she begins to explore her new habitat, meeting local children ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, stylized, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: supernatural, family relations, ghost, teenage life, island, starting over, self discovery, life turned upside down, imaginary character, youth, family, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: When Yadomi Jinta was a child, he was a central piece in a group of close friends. In time, however, these childhood friends drifted apart, and when they became high school students, they had long ceased to think of each other as friends. One of ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, friendship, unrequited love, death of friend, haunted by the past, hopes, teenage life, friends, imaginary, tragedy, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Haibane Renmei (2002)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: A dream of falling from the sky...and then birth. Rakka is born from a large cocoon into the Old Home, greeted by a group of females with small wings on their backs and shining halos above their heads. Soon Rakka’s own wings grow, a halo is placed ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, psychological ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Art of Happiness (2013)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Sergio driving a taxi in a white Naples overflowing sadness and garbage. Pouring rain leads her clients through the city trying to process the death of his brother, who started ten years earlier for Tibet and never returned. A pop singer, a recycler ...
Style: contemplative, serious, touching, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: buddhism, surrealism, taxi driver, workplace, workplace situations, life turned upside down, dream, brother brother relationship, dealing with death, radio dj, urban, happiness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
To the Forest of Firefly Lights (2011)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 45 min.
Story: One hot summer day a little girl gets lost in an enchanted forest of the mountain god where spirits reside. A young boy appears before her, but she cannot touch him for fear of making him disappear. And so a wondrous adventure awaits...
Style: exciting, touching, captivating, sincere
Plot: spirit, childhood, friendship, folklore, little girl, supernatural, forest, japanese mythology, love, slice of life, coming of age, forces of nature ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Movie in collections
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Angel Beats! (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Angel Beats takes place in the afterlife and focuses on Otonashi, a boy who lost his memories of his life after dying. He is enrolled into the afterlife school and meets a girl named Yuri who invites him to join the Afterlife Battlefront — an ...
Style: touching, psychological, sentimental, light, stylized ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (1997)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
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Audience: boys' night, teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
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Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
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Style: sincere, atmospheric, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: dog, german shepherd, pets, wounded animal, friendship, rescue, dog movie, memoir, human animal relationship, bittersweet, friends, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Natsuyuki Rendezvous (2012)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Natsuyuki Rendezvous is a Japanese manga series by Haruka Kawachi which serialized in Shodensha's Feel Young magazine between July 2009 and January 2012. An anime television adaptation by Dogakobo aired in Fuji TV's Noitamina block between ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, captivating, light ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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TV show
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Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Country: Japan
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
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 228K
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Country: Japan
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Japan
TV show
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Style: realistic, stylized, sincere, serious, touching ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 197
Tibetan Dog (2011)
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Country: Japan, China
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jiantan is a young boy who has to leave Xi'an after the death of his mother to go deep into the Tibetan prairies to start living with the father he barely remembers. His dad, LaGeBa, is a busy doctor who decided to depart from the city and ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Country: Japan
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
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Story: Kim Nam-woo struggles through life as people around him constantly leave him; his best friend, Jun-ho, is going to study in Seoul and in some ways his widowed mother is "leaving" him too by paying more attention to her new boyfriend. To ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, touching, serious
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Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Book of the Dead (2005)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 70 min.
Story: The plot concerns a sheltered aristocratic woman in feudal Japan. Bored and unfamiliar with the world outside her estate, she passes the time copying a special Buddhist sutra sent by her father who has been absent on official business for years. ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, suspenseful, serious, gloomy ...
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Time: middle ages
Place: japan, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Mind Game (2004)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: surreal, atmospheric, stylized, humorous, touching ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! Rikka Version (2013)
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Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: humorous, exciting, captivating, touching, tense
Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 8.1
 42K
Wolf Children (2012)
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Country: Japan
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Style: heartbreaking, atmospheric, sweet, colourful, sentimental ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Style: contemplative, tense, suspenseful, captivating, suspense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%