Movies like Ride Your Wave

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Ride Your Wave (2019)
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Ride Your Wave (2019)
Original name: きみと、波にのれたら
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Hinako is a surf-loving college student who has just moved to a small seaside town. When a sudden fire breaks out at her apartment building, she is rescued by Minato, a handsome firefighter, and the two soon fall in love. Just as they become inseparable, Minato loses his life in an accident at sea. Hinako is so distraught that she can no longer even look at the ocean, but one day she sings a song that reminds her of their time together, and Minato appears in the water. From then on, she can summon him in any watery surface as soon as she sings their song, but can the two really remain together forever? And what is the real reason for Minato’s sudden reappearance?
Style: touching, sweet, feel good, romantic, sincere, light, captivating, urban fantasy, shoujo
Plot: tragedy, surfing, love, slice of life, firefighter, beach, romance, fire, friendship, love and romance, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, loss, romantic friendship, afterlife, couple relations, romantic relationship, surfer, fall in love, in love, girl, love affair, relationships, loss of loved one, high school, love story ...

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Most similar movies to Ride Your Wave

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, captivating, romantic and feel good films with plots about romance, friendship, love and romance, love, slice of life, high school and boyfriend girlfriend relationship mostly in Animation, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like Ride Your Wave: Weathering with You (2019), I Want to Eat Your Pancreas (2018), A Silent Voice (2016), Your Name. (2016), My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Weathering with You (2019)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan, China, USA
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: touching, exciting, captivating, feel good, light
Plot: weather, magic, fall in love, love, friendship, magical power, magical girl, teenager, girl, couples, climate change, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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: thought provoking, atmospheric, captivating, sincere, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tragedy, high school, friendship, teenage boy, fall in love, teenage girl, romance, teenage life, hospital, fireworks, family relations, family problems ...
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73%
 8.2
 59K
A Silent Voice (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama
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, friendship, deaf, bullying, japanese school, high school, redemption, disability, deafness, suicide thoughts, single mother, coming of age ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 8.4
 220K
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: touching, romantic, captivating, surprise ending, sentimental ...
Plot: body swapping, romance, school, time travel, beautiful scenery, love, girl, race against time, schoolgirl, boy, star crossed lovers, destiny ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, 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, twists and turns, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, student, friendship, teenage love, supernatural ability, classmate, teenage girl, high school, school, love, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU (2013)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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: girls' night, teens, family outing, teen comedy
Plot: high school, school, youth, friendship, society, romance, love and romance, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love triangle, male female relationship, love, teenage girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms (2018)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A story of encounters and partings interwoven between people; this is a human drama with feelings that touch one's heart gradually, which everyone has experienced at least once.
Style: thought provoking, touching, sentimental, sincere, exciting ...
Audience: date night
Plot: family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, female protagonist, orphan, death, love, adventure, mother son relationship, friendship, baby, knight ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.5
 3K
Fireworks (2017)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Schoolchildren Norimichi, Yuusuke, and Junichi want to know if fireworks look round or flat from the side. They make a plan to find the answer at a fireworks display, while Nazuna schemes to run away with Norimichi or Yuusuke, whoever wins at the ...
Style: exciting, feel good, touching, captivating, light
Audience: family outing
Plot: running away from home, fireworks, lighthouse, summer, teenage love, festival, high school, seaside, alternate timeline, beach, teenage girl, classroom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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%
Fruits Basket (2001)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Tohru Honda is 16 year old orphaned girl who gets invited to live in the house of her classmate, the handsome boy Sohma Yuki, and his cousins, 16 year old Kyo and 27 year old Shigure. However, these young men and parts of the rest of their family ...
Style: exciting, touching, feel good, shoujo, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: friendship, love and romance, friends, high school life, youth, transformation, loss of family member, curses spells and rituals, teenage love, everyday life, teenage life, first love ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl (2019)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In Fujisawa, Sakuta Azusagawa is in his second year of high school. Blissful days with his girlfriend and upperclassman, Mai Sakurajima, are interrupted by the appearance of his first crush, Shoko Makinohara.
Style: weird, emotional, touching, psychological, seinen ...
Plot: boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love, teenage girl, destiny, memory, altering history, time travel, teenage boy, changing the past or future, alternate universe, afterlife, tragedy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Violet Evergarden: The Movie (2020)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The official website of the "Violet Evergarden" animated TV series announced an all-new animated film for the series on Monday that will have a simultaneous worldwide release in January 2020. Plot details are unknown.
Style: touching, serious, melancholic, non-linear
Plot: girlfriend girlfriend relationship, alternate world, love, letter, romance, mail, orphan, female protagonist, sister sister relationship, loss of loved one, slice of life, post war ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Her Blue Sky (2019)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Music, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: High school student Aoi lives with her elder sister, Akane, after a tragic accident took their parents away 13 years ago. Because Akane has since been taking care of her single-handedly, Aoi wants to move to Tokyo after her graduation to relieve her ...
Style: captivating, enigmatic, touching, surprise ending, uplifting ...
Plot: love and romance, teenage love, young love, first love, time traveler, artistic, lost love, talent, music, self doubt, loss of family, romance ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Tamako Love Story (2014)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Devoted to her family’s rice-cake–making business and the high school baton club, Tamako is a little slow when it comes to love. She’s oblivious to her childhood friend Mochizo’s affections, even though all their friends know. With ...
Style: sweet, touching, romantic, feel good
Plot: best friends in love, young love, teenage love, slice of life, coming of age, childhood friend, family relations, first love, family problems, teenage boy, social relations, love and romance ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Blue Spring Ride (2014)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
TV show
Story: At the end of her first year of high school, Futaba Yoshioka suddenly has a chance encounter with her first love, Kou Tanaka. Three years ago, he transferred schools before she was able to say how she felt about him. After meeting each other again, ...
Style: shoujo, romantic, captivating, stylized, visually appealing
Plot: school life, school, friendship, high school, love triangle, romance, everyday life, love, unrequited love, high school life, slice of life, love and romance ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Fruits Basket (2019)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: After a family tragedy turns her life upside down, 16-year-old high schooler Tooru Honda takes matters into her own hands and moves out...into a tent! Unfortunately for her, she pitches her new home on private land belonging to the mysterious Souma ...
Style: shoujo, uplifting, psychological, captivating, sentimental
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, romance, dysfunctional family, supernatural, zodiac, high school life, school life, high school, rivalry, slice of life, human becoming an animal, death of mother ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Love Me, Love Me Not (2020)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Yuna and Akari are two high school girls with very different views on love: Yuna dreams about romance through rose-coloured glasses, while Akari is down-to-earth and practical. Meanwhile, high school boys Kazuomi and Rio also have different views on ...
Style: shoujo, romantic, captivating, entertaining, light
Plot: relationships, teen romance, love and romance, in love, love affair, school, romantic relationship, love story, high school friend, schoolgirl, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, fall in love ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, romantic ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: high school, teenage love, teenage life, fighting the system, friendship, destiny, self discovery, high school life, longing, sister sister relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Our Love Has Always Been 10 Centimeters Apart. (2017)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Miou Aida and Haruki Serizawa might seem like polar opposites to those around them, but as the two third-years prepare to end their high school experience, they couldn't have been been closer. While Miou is a shy and reserved member of the ...
Style: entertaining, romantic, light, captivating
Plot: school, slice of life, love and romance, best friends in love, couple relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, school life, friends, love story, relationships, love affair, high school life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Moment You Fall in Love (2016)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 63 min.
Story: Following Natsuki Enomoto's confession rehearsals with Yuu Setoguchi, their younger siblings Kotarou and Hina struggle to confess their own love. Despite a disastrous first meeting in middle school with her upperclassman Koyuki Ayase, Hina’s ...
Style: whimsical, touching, sincere, entertaining, humorous ...
Plot: school, school life, friendship between teens, high school, teenage love, high school hunk, unspoken love, high school life, boy girl friendship, rivalry, friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Quintessential Quintuplets (2019)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Fuutarou Uesugi is a poor, antisocial ace student who one day meets the rich transfer student Itsuki Nakano. They argue but when Uesugi realizes he is to be her tutor, he tries to get on better terms. While trying to do so he meets four other girls.
Style: sweet, romantic, captivating, entertaining, uplifting
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: fall in love, couple relations, harem, romance, youth, sister sister relationship, love affair, love, high school, love and romance, friendship, couples ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Violet Evergarden (2018)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: The war is over, and Violet Evergarden needs a job. Scarred and emotionless, she takes a job as a letter writer to understand herself and her past.
Style: touching, melancholic, serious, reflective, harsh ...
Plot: love, female protagonist, loss of loved one, typewriter, war, letter, romance, slice of life, travel, weapons, orphan, self fulfillment ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! Take On Me (2018)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Yuuta and Rikka are in their third year of high school. One day in Spring, Touka declares that she will take Rikka to Italy with her, as her job has stabilized there and thinks they should migrate together as a family. Touka is also worried about ...
Style: road movie, sincere, light, humorous, captivating
Plot: romance, school, young love, on the road, spring break, friendship, everyday life, couples, family relations, society, slice of life, train ...
Place: japan, hokkaido, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Kaguya-sama: Love is War (2019)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Considered a genius due to having the highest grades in the country, Miyuki Shirogane leads the prestigious Shuchiin Academy's student council as its president, working alongside the beautiful and wealthy vice president Kaguya Shinomiya. The ...
Style: feel good, light, humorous, sweet, captivating ...
Plot: teenager, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, high school, romance, mind game, teenagers, school, high school life, young love, friendship between teens, love, grownups ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Seton Academy: Join the Pack! (2020)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Seton Academy, a school full of animals where, thanks to population decline, there are fewer humans than any other creature. Mazama Jin, an animal hater and the only human male in his class, falls in love with Hino Hitomi, the only female human, the ...
Style: sincere, humorous, light, weird, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: anthropomorphism, school, slice of life, romance, love, animals, friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, unlikely friendships, children, girl, society ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (2008)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Four young women continue the journey toward adulthood that began with "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants." Now three years later, these lifelong friends embark on separate paths for their first year of college and the summer beyond, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, sentimental, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, female friendship, reunion, best friend, romance, archaeologist, best friends, love and romance, fall in love, friends, separated, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: vermont, rhode island, alabama, turkey, yale university ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Yes, No, or Maybe Half? (2020)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 53 min.
Story: Kunieda Kei is a popular, young TV announcer whose public and private personas are so different, they might be called extreme. On the outside, he is the picture of perfection, affectionately nicknamed "The Prince," while on the inside he ...
Style: touching, sexy, humorous, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: lgbt, gay, secret, gay couple, gay relationship, love story, youth, gay lead character, couple relations, love and romance, escapades, lovers ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
I'm in Love With My Little Sister (2005)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 49 min.
Story: Yori and his twin sister Iku used to be very close as children but lately Yori has grown colder toward Iku and is always eager to stay away from her. Iku was confused by Yori's attitude. Actually Yori is in love with Iku and that forbidden love ...
Style: romantic, captivating, shoujo, entertaining
Plot: brother sister relationship, incest, forbidden love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love and romance, male female relationship, in love, teenage love, fall in love, romancing partners, couple relations, love story ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Fragtime (2019)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 61 min.
Story: Misuzu Moritani is an introvert who has always had difficulty interacting with her classmates, quickly becoming flustered whenever someone tries to talk to her. Sometimes, she will use her ability to stop time for three minutes to escape troublesome ...
Style: unusual plot structure, captivating, psychological, sexy, romantic ...
Plot: lesbian romance, slice of life, female protagonist, lesbian, love, high school, love and romance, society, youth, escapades, coming out, gay love ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Book of Life (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The journey of Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must ...
Style: exciting, touching, suspenseful, stylized, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: life & death, adventure, hopes, destiny, love and romance, true love, bullfighting, imaginary, fall in love, escapades, love triangle, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%