Movies like The Anthem of the Heart

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The Anthem of the Heart (2015)
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The Anthem of the Heart (2015)
Original name: 心が叫びたがってるんだ。
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A young girl had her voice magically taken away so that she would never hurt people with it, but her outlook changes when she encounters music and friendship. Will Naruse be able to convey the anthem of her heart?
Style: touching, sincere, romantic, psychological, sentimental
Audience: teens
Plot: mute, friendship, school, love and romance, healing, female protagonist, daydreamer, mother daughter relationship, parents separation, singing, musical performance, family relations

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, sincere, sentimental and captivating films with plots about friendship, coming of age, school, family relations, youth, love and romance and friends mostly in Animation, Drama and Family genres. Some movies like The Anthem of the Heart: A Silent Voice (2016), Your Name. (2016), I Want to Eat Your Pancreas (2018), Charlotte (2015), The Moment You Fall in Love (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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
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 8.4
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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 ...
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Place: japan, tokyo
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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
Plot: spirit, childhood, friendship, little girl, supernatural, forest, folklore, japanese mythology, slice of life, coming of age, adventure, forces of nature ...
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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 ⇓
100%
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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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67%
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Charlotte (2015)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: All thanks to the special ability that he developed, Yu was able to cheat his way into a very prestigious high school. With his power, he thought nothing was going to stand in his way until he met a mysterious girl named Nao Tomori and other ...
Style: captivating, twists and turns, entertaining, feel good, live comedy
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: high school, adventure, school, magic, super powers, teenage life, supernatural ability, super strength, fight, drastic change of life, secret organization, heroic mission ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
100%
 8.1
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Wolf Children (2012)
Genre: Animation, Drama, 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, childhood, family relations, wolf, parents and children, single mother, human becomes animal, social relations, supernatural, school, love, imaginary ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.8
 693
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%
Kono Oto Tomare!: Sounds of Life (2019)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Music
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Since the graduation of the senior members of the club, Takezou ends up being the sole member of the "Koto" (traditional Japanese string instrument) club. Now that the new school year has begun, Takezou will have to seek out new members ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, humorous, captivating, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, competition, school, romance, music, slice of life, training, love and romance, fall in love, high school life, musician, school life ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day - The Movie (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
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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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.5
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Clannad (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: touching, sincere, emotional, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, love and romance, teenage life, youth, high school, romance, high school life, terminal illness, love, father son relationship, death of mother, student ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Liz and the Blue Bird (2018)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Music
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mizore Yoroizuka and Nozomi Kasaki are two close friends who are part of the Kitauji High School music club. Quiet and reserved Yoroizuka plays the oboe while lively and popular Kasaki plays the flute. The group has decided to play Liz and the Blue ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, light, captivating, fairy tale
Plot: brass band, coming of age, friendship, school, flute, classroom, female friendship, couples, music, supernatural, society, high school friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ 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 ...
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Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Case of Hana & Alice (2015)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: Japan, USA
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 ...
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Stormy Night (2005)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Hanasaku Iroha: Home Sweet Home (2013)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 66 min.
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Style: sentimental, touching, melancholic, sincere, psychological
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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From Up on Poppy Hill (2011)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Japan
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Style: sentimental, touching, atmospheric, serious, romantic ...
Audience: teens, family outing
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A Letter to Momo (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan, USA
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Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, stylized, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: supernatural, family relations, teenage life, ghost, island, starting over, self discovery, imaginary character, life turned upside down, parents and children, youth, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Mai Mai Miracle (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In 1955 in western Japan, nine-year-old Shinko knows she comes from a family that dates back to over a thousand years. This long genealogy and stories about it feed her daydreams: she invents an imaginary friendship with a young girl in the Japan of ...
Style: feel good, light, touching, offbeat, entertaining ...
Plot: family relations, friendship, imaginary character, small town, youth, daydreamer, childhood, make believe, legends and myths, pretense, coming of age, grownups ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 ⇓
24%
Ride Your Wave (2019)
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 ...
Style: touching, sweet, feel good, romantic, captivating ...
Plot: tragedy, surfing, love, slice of life, firefighter, beach, romance, fire, friendship, love and romance, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, loss ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Air: The Motion Picture (2005)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A long time ago, a winged maiden was held prisoner in a castle - cursed never to experience love, lest she die. Centuries later, in a sleepy coastal town, a young girl relives this agony.
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, gloomy, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: magic, summer, fall in love, teenage love, imaginary, romance, impossible love, tragic love, social relations, youth, teenage life, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
A Place Further Than the Universe (2018)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Scenery that we have never seen. Sounds that we have never heard. Scent that we have never smelled. Food that we have never tasted. And the surge of emotion that we have never experienced. This is the expedition of recollecting the pieces torn apart ...
Style: light, captivating, entertaining, sincere, humorous
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: friendship, school, society, adventure, youth, love, love and romance, devotion, family relations, friends, couples, loyalty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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 ⇓
21%
 6.1
 10K
Bambi II (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Return to the forest and join Bambi as he reunites with his father, The Great Prince, who must now raise the young fawn on his own. But in the adventure of a lifetime, the proud parent discovers there is much he can learn from his spirited young son.
Style: touching, sincere, feel good, emotional, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: deer, talking animals, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, parents and children, self discovery, wilderness, in the woods, animals, friends, family relations, forest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, atmospheric, stylized, melancholic, colourful ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: princess, emperor, coming of age, parents and children, friendship, family relations, youth, japanese woman, adolescence, female protagonist, children, dream ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
I've Always Liked You (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 63 min.
Story: Love is blooming at Sakuragaoka High School. Natsuki Enomoto has finally mustered the courage to confess to her childhood friend, Yuu Setoguchi. However, in the final moments of her confession, an embarrassed Natsuki passes it off as a ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, light, entertaining, sweet
Plot: school, love, boy girl friendship, love triangle, unrequited love, romantic friendship, school life, japanese teenager, high school sweetheart, high school life, lie, friendship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young witch, on her mandatory year of independent life, finds fitting into a new community difficult while she supports herself by running an air courier service.
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, colourful, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: witch, adventure, self discovery, friendship, supernatural ability, young heroes, coming of age, friends, cat, wizards and magicians, talking animals, talking cat ...
Place: europe, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%