Movies like Paradise Kiss

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Paradise Kiss (2011)
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Paradise Kiss (2011)
Original name: パラダイス・キス
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 fashion and modeling, and what she really wants.
Style: sentimental, realistic
Plot: fashion, youth, fall in love, social relations, love and romance, high school life, ambition, strong female presence, first love, sexuality, teenager, school, student, teacher, hotel, model, snow, photographer, designer, teenage girl, schoolgirl, tattoo, photograph, fear, mannequin ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo

Most similar movies to Paradise Kiss

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and sentimental films with plots about youth, love and romance, fall in love, society, teenager, teenage life and high school mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Paradise Kiss: About the Pink Sky (2011), From Me To You (2010), My Rainy Days (2009), Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac (2010), Neighboring Sakuko (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Paradise Kiss (2005)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Top high-school student seeks some purpose in life. A group of fashion design students ask her to be the front model for their clothing label "Paradise Kiss". Although she finds them weird, she accepts and soon blossoms as a person.
Style: feel good, stylized, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: fashion, high school, high school life, romance, designer, fall in love, fashion designer, social climbing, rise to the top, youth, lifestyle, fashion model ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
About the Pink Sky (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: High school student Izumi Kawashima, whose daily routine is rating newspaper articles, finds a wallet containing a large sum of cash. Instead of returning the wallet to its owner, Izumi decides to lend a substantial portion of the money to a ...
Style: sincere, atmospheric, serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: high school, teenage life, high school life, social relations, best friends, youth, moral dilemma, friends, photographer, profanity, coming of age, gloves ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
From Me To You (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Sawako Kuronuma, called Sadako by her classmates for her resemblance to the character from Ring, has always been feared and misunderstood because of her appearance. There are rumors that Sawako can see ghosts and curse people. However, despite her ...
Style: sentimental, sweet, psychological, captivating
Plot: teenage girl, father daughter relationship, nickname, school, romance, fall in love, love, school life, couples, social misfits, friendship, musician ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan, east asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
My Rainy Days (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Because of her past, 17-year-old Rio lives her days filling the emptiness in her heart with money--until one day, she meets a university professor named Kouki and falls in love.
Plot: teenage prostitute, escort, teenage sexuality, amnesiac, materialism, bully, break up, high school, blackmail, doctor, schoolgirl, nurse ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Diving to save a camera from a fall down a flight of stairs, high school junior Naomi Sukuse wakes with no memory of the last four years. Naomi must remember who she was and figure out who she wants to be in this story of love and second chances.
Style: emotional, sentimental, contemplative, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: high school, memory loss, romance, teenage love, love triangle, self discovery, fall in love, youth, social relations, amnesia, couples, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Neighboring Sakuko (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: 3 years on from hospitalité, Kiki Sugino and Koji Fukada are back again with this socially-conscious film about a 18-year-old girl in-between adolescence and adulthood who spends a summer in a valley and enjoys romance. Sakuko, a 18-year-old girl ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, captivating, sincere, serious ...
Plot: introspection, youth, couples, social relations, small town, dating, niece, self discovery, summer vacation, friendship, fish out of water, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, east asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Kirishima Thing (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A story about the disappearance of Kirishima, a star athlete of the volleyball club, and how his disappearance affects every person in school.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, touching, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: high school, volleyball, disappearance, friendship, society, youth, high school student, rivalry, misfit, social misfits, friends, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Go (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Isao Yukisada spins this gritty coming-of-age tale about Sugihara, a Japanese-born, third-generation Korean who struggles to find a place in a society that will not accept him. The film begins with Sugihara studying at a Korean junior high school ...
Style: serious, sincere, sentimental, touching, realistic
Plot: racism, coming of age, teenage love, youth, society, fish out of water, parents and children, high school life, boxing, teenage life, social differences, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Boys Love (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Magazine editor Taishin Mamiya interviews high school model Noeru Kisaragi. Despite Noeru's bad attitude, his painting of an ocean intrigues Mamiya and leads to a dinner, during which Noeru solicits Mamiya sexually. Soon Mamiya sees Noeru with ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, emotional, touching, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: gays and lesbians, jealousy, love affair, teenage love, youth, forbidden love, fall in love, artists and showbiz, interview, promiscuity, sexual content, physical appearance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.9
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High Society (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Class barriers threaten the budding romance of two young lovers striving to realize their artistic ambitions.
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, emotional, sentimental
Audience: date night
Plot: rich man poor woman, art, fashion, art school, love affair, couples, ambition, romance, love and romance, society, self discovery, relationship vs career ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: paris france, france, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.5
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Blue (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An introverted schoolgirl falls in love and starts a relationship with one of her classmates. Set in a small seaside town in Japan, the love of her life eventually leaves her for her boyfriend in Tokyo. Kayako Kirishima of the third year at a high ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, couples, romance, youth, love and romance, fall in love, friends, small town, adolescence, heartache, lgbt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Love Kill Kill (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Satoshi Minagawa (Kanji Tsuda), an office worker, seems like a serious person but in real life he is a maniac for porn movie collecting. Nao Aiba (Rubi Aiba), high school student, wanders the town with her friend Mami rather than go to school. ...
Style: erotic, sexy, semi serious, humorous, touching ...
Plot: strong sexual content, disorder, youth, self discovery, obsession, sexual relations, love and romance, partners, misfit, gender, unfulfillment, love triangle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
A Story of Yonosuke (2013)
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, captivating, tense
Plot: student, university, dating, dancing, japanese teenager, getting home, public, father son relationship, return home, flirting, friendship, love and romance ...
Time: year 1987
Place: japan, tokyo, tanzania
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Fashion (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 167 min.
Story: Fashion begins in, where aspiring model Meghna Mathur (Priyanka Chopra) expresses her wish to go to Mumbai and pursue her dream of becoming a supermodel. Through her eyes we see that behind the glitz and glamour of the world of fashion not ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: fashion, model, ambition, rivalry, drug abuse, abortion, follow your dream, lifestyle, rise to the top, desire for fame, friendship, downfall ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Sing a Song of Sex (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Four sexually hungry high school students preparing for their university entrance exams meet up with an inebriated teacher singing bawdy drinking songs. This encounter sets them on a less than academic path.
Style: stylized, touching, sexual, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: university, youth, vietnam war, love and romance, politics, society, high school life, innocence lost, college, high school, sexuality, japanese new wave ...
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Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Café Lumière (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, Taiwan
Duration: 108 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Blue Spring (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
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Style: bleak, disturbing, realistic, serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 486
Scratch (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 85 min.
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Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, captivating ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark, europe, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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I Don't Have Many Friends (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 114 min.
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Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, entertaining, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, friends, teenage love, youth, society, high school life, physical appearance, social misfits, self discovery, teenage life, love and romance, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Love & Pop (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: witty, offbeat, sexual, realistic, serious ...
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Time: 90s
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.5
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Tokyo Family (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 146 min.
Story: In this film director Yoji Yamada bows down before his teacher and role model. Yamada was assistant director on Yazujirō Ozu’s Tōkyō monogatari, a moving family portrait set after the Second World War. In his remake, Yamada has made very few ...
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: reunion, family life, parents and children, beauty salon, aging, siblings relations, elderly, couple relations, golden years, family relations, family problems, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, east asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.6
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Crazy (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Benjamin is a 16 year old half-side spastic with lousy grades in math, who switches to a boarding school to reach grammar school. Acclimatization to the new environment is difficult in the first place and he has to struggle with the various problems ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, puberty, first sex, boarding school, teenage love, fall in love, teenage life, social relations, youth, love and romance, innocence lost, teenage crush ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, germany, bavaria
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Boys Over Flowers Returns (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Hana Yori Dango Returns is a Japanese television drama series, broadcast on TBS in 2007. It is the sequel to 2005 Hana Yori Dango TV series, based on Japanese shōjo manga series, Boys Over Flowers, written by Yoko Kamio, and followed by movie ...
Style: romantic, sentimental, twists and turns, cynical, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: youth, couple relations, school, injustice, fall in love, love and romance, teenage girl, friends, brutality, beating, life is a bitch
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Heavenly Forest (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 116 min.
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Style: realistic, touching, sincere, emotional, serious
Audience: date night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.0
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Homeland (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When Jiro Sawada was a sophomore in high school he was framed for something he did not do. Afterwards, he left his hometown in a small village in Fukushima Prefecture. After the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, Jiro Sawada goes back to his ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: frame up, youth, dishonesty, high school life, family relations, family problems, village life, village, tsunami
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.3
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Booky's Crush (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The Thomsons - parents Thomas and Francie, and children Willa, Arthur, Beatrice (nicknamed Booky) and Jakey - are a loving working class family living in the Depression era in Toronto. Arthur is showing aptitude in drawing, and although his parents ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, sincere, touching, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing
Plot: family relations, teenage love, teenage life, youth, romance, society, family, love and romance, parents and children, working class, family life, coming of age ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.0
 548
Hell (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, gloomy
Plot: lifestyle, materialism, introspection, nightlife, fall in love, youth, love and romance, shopping, slut, troubled youth, abortion, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Make a Bow and Kiss (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on the comic book by Yakko Kaga
Style: sweet, romantic, romanticism, light, whimsical ...
Audience: teen drama, teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, east asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Vicious Circle (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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Style: touching, realistic, serious, captivating
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Great Passage (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Majime, an eccentric man in publishing company, who has unique ability of words, joins the team that will compile a new dictionary, ‘The Great Passage.’ In the eclectic team, he becomes immersed in the world of dictionaries. But the team is ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, serious, realistic, sincere
Audience: date night
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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