Movies like The Stranger by the Beach

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The Stranger by the Beach (2020)
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The Stranger by the Beach (2020)
Original name: 海辺のエトランゼ
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 59 min.
Story: On an island off the coast of Okinawa, two young men meet on a beach: Shun Hashimoto, a gay novelist and Mio Chibana, a somber high school student. Day by day, the two of them grow closer, but then, suddenly, Mio decides to leave the island. They reunite three years later, and Mio says he is ready to be with Shun, but will Shun make the commitment?
Style: yaoi, sentimental, romantic, touching, scenic, manga
Plot: lgbt, love, slice of life, love and romance, life philosophy, lovers apart, old friend, reunion, encounter, best friends, first love, loneliness, youth, writers, writer's life, hopes, human nature, young lovers, unfulfillment, dreaming, bittersweet, beach, gay romance, gay interest
Place: japan, okinawa

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Most similar movies to The Stranger by the Beach

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, captivating, romantic and sentimental films with plots about romance, love and romance, love, friendship, high school, fall in love and youth mostly in Animation, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like The Stranger by the Beach: Given (2020), Dou kyu sei – Classmates (2016), Kase-san and Morning Glories (2018), Given (2019), Wolf Girl & Black Prince (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Given (2020)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 59 min.
Story: The film centers on the love relationship among the band's bassist Haruki Nakayama, drummer Akihiko Kaji, and Akihiko's roommate and ex-boyfriend Ugetsu Murata.
Style: yaoi, captivating, melancholic, contemplative, touching ...
Plot: high school, slice of life, relationships, lgbt, gay, gay couple, music band, gay lead character, gay protagonist, romance, coming out, gay love ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Dou kyu sei – Classmates (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Rihito Sajo, an honor student with a perfect score on the entrance exam and Hikaru Kusakabe, in a band and popular among girls, would have never crossed paths. Until one day they started talking at the practice for their school’s upcoming chorus ...
Style: gay cinema, touching, sincere, captivating, light ...
Plot: gay relationship, gay, high school, coming of age, rock music, couples, love and romance, love, fall in love, couple relations, romance, gay interest ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
Kase-san and Morning Glories (2018)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 58 min.
Story: Yamada may be shy and rather clumsy, but the flower gardens at her school have always brought her happiness. Suddenly, a different sort of beauty catches her eye—the vivacious track star, Kase-san. Although the two girls don't seem to have ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, captivating
Plot: high school life, high school, school life, slice of life, lesbian relationship, lesbian interest, lesbian, sibling relationship, homosexuality, best friends in love, unspoken love, first love ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Given (2019)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: The played chord made the rusty air and both our eardrums vibrate smoothly. From that moment... our music was born.
Style: yaoi, josei, captivating, unusual plot structure
Audience: teens
Plot: music band, lgbt, romance, school, rock music, music, art, high school, frustration, talented, inspiration, friendship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi: The World's Greatest First Love (2011)
Genre: Animation, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Sekai-Ichi Hatsukoi: Onodera Ritsu no Baai is a Japanese boys-love manga series written and illustrated by Shungiku Nakamura. In 2011, the manga was adapted into an anime television series under the title Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi. Produced by Studio DEEN ...
Style: yaoi, erotic, realistic, josei, touching
Plot: first love, everyday life, drastic change of life, slice of life, love affair, boss and employee, couples, relationship vs career, publishing house, love and romance, gay interest, gay relationship ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
TONIKAWA: Over the Moon for You (2020)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: First comes marriage, then comes an earthbound love that is out of this world! From the day his parents named him, Nasa Yuzaki has been destined for outer space...or so he believes. But while trying to join the space program, he is thrown for a ...
Style: romantic, sentimental, touching, poignant
Plot: love, romance, understanding, marriage, slice of life, encounter, memory, love and romance, teenage girl, dream, looking for love, reunion ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Wolf Girl & Black Prince (2014)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Erika Shinohara has taken to lying about her romantic exploits to earn the respect of her new friends. So when they ask for a picture of her "boyfriend," she hastily snaps a photo of a handsome stranger, whom her friends recognize as the ...
Style: shoujo, captivating, light, feel good, touching ...
Plot: school life, youth, love and romance, society, love, school, high school, couples, first love, friendship, popularity, high school life ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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 ⇓
80%
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Twittering Birds Never Fly: The Clouds Gather (2020)
Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The sexually masochistic yakuza boss, Yashiro, isn't the type to warm up to others easily. But when Chikara Doumeki, his newly hired bodyguard, catches his interest, he reconsiders his "hands-off" policy with subordinates. As ...
Style: yaoi, manga, intense, unusual plot structure, controversial ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, bodyguard, yakuza, homosexual, first gay sexual experience, intolerance, glbt, love affair, boyfriend, couples, gays and lesbians ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Sekaiichi Hatsukoi Movie (2014)
Genre: Animation, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Yokozawa meets a man (Kirishima) and his life is turned around. Kirishima starts to blackmail and tease Yokozawa, but Kirishima might actually be trying to help him recover from an emotional period of his life in the process.
Style: yaoi, romantic, feel good, humorous, light
Plot: lgbt, love, gay, father daughter relationship, love triangle, unfulfillment, unrequited love, gay relationship, adult child friendship, romance, family relations, true love ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
5 Centimeters Per Second (2007)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 63 min.
Story: Takaki and Akari are two classmates in elementary school. During their time together they have become close friends. Their relationship is tested when Akari moves to another city because of her parents' jobs. Both of them struggle to keep their ...
Style: touching, emotional, scenic, sad, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, love and romance, teenage love, first love, lovers apart, young lovers, hopes, friendship, train, love, letter, life philosophy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 21st century, 1990s ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 ⇓
67%
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Only Yesterday (1991)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: It’s 1982, and Taeko is 27 years old, unmarried, and has lived her whole life in Tokyo. She decides to visit her family in the countryside, and as the train travels through the night, memories flood back of her younger years: the first immature ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, atmospheric, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: childhood, countryside, introspection, friendship, folk music, village life, deadend life, adolescence, childhood memory, self discovery, twentysomething life, flowers ...
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 15K
Ocean Waves (1993)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 76 min.
Story: At Kichijōji Station, Tokyo, Taku Morisaki glimpses a familiar woman on the platform opposite boarding a train. Later, her photo falls from a shelf as he exits his apartment before flying to Kōchi Prefecture. Picking it up, he looks at it briefly ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: friendship, fall in love, unspoken love, high school reunion, love, surrealism, falling in love, high school, teenage life, teenage love, high school life, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.1
 281
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 ⇓
35%
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 ⇓
35%
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 ⇓
100%
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 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 ⇓
100%
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The Garden of Words (2013)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Takao, who is training to become a shoemaker, skipped school and is sketching shoes in a Japanese-style garden. He meets a mysterious woman, Yukino, who is older than him. Then, without arranging the times, the two start to see each other again and ...
Style: touching, colourful, romantic, atmospheric, sweet ...
Plot: rain, older woman younger man relationship, unlikely couple, shyness, teen angst, chance meeting, age difference, love and romance, youth, grownups, coming of age, shoemaker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Junjou Romantica (2008)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Junjou Romantica: Pure Romance, stylized as Junjou Romantica ~Pure Romance~, is a yaoi series by Shungiku Nakamura. It focuses on three storylines; the main couple, which comprises the bulk of the books, and two other male couples that provide ...
Style: yaoi, josei, emotional, serious, sexy ...
Plot: gay relationship, romance, love and romance, love affair, couple relations, couples, love triangle, gays and lesbians, gender, infidelity, angst, gay ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 ...
Style: feel good, touching, uplifting, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: teenage love, follow your dream, first love, fall in love, self discovery, love, love and romance, cat, teenage life, youth, high school life, imagination ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: japan, italy, tokyo, europe, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Night Beyond the Tricornered Window (2021)
Genre: Animation, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Kosuke Mikado, who works at a bookstore, has been suffering from a peculiar constitution that ghosts can see from an early age. One day, Kosuke was invited by a exorcist, Rihito Hiyakawa, who came to the bookstore and decided to work with him. The ...
Style: psychological, sentimental, tense, sexy, touching ...
Plot: exorcism, exorcist, lgbt, friendship, love, fall in love, couples, love and romance, lgbt teen, coming of age, youth, gay lead character ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.8
 950
Bloom Into You (2018)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Yuu has always loved shoujo manga and awaits the day she gets a love confession that sends her heart aflutter with bubbles and hearts, and yet when a junior high classmate confesses his feelings to her…she feels nothing. Disappointed and confused, ...
Style: captivating
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, high school, high school student, young love, school life, friends in love, loneliness, first love, schoolgirl, lesbian friend, love and romance ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Sweet Blue Flowers (2009)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Fumi Manjoume enters Kamakura's accelerated high school - Matsuoka All-Girls High School. While waiting at the Kamakura station on the day of her entrance ceremony, she runs into an old childhood friend whom she had not seen in 10 years: ...
Style: emotional, captivating, sentimental, touching
Plot: coming of age, friendship, childhood friend, school life, romance, high school life, first love, love triangle, reunited friends, high school romance, love, lesbian relationship ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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%
 5.0
 175
Around June (2008)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A love story set in the shadow of the shipyards of San Francisco. A young woman living with her much adored uncle Henry and domineering, abusive father, meets a penniless illegal immigrant, whose love gives her the insight and courage to finally ...
Style: uplifting, serious, emotional, touching, fairy tale ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, human spirit, love affair, self discovery, youth, love and romance, immigrants, fall in love, parents and children, young lovers, hopes, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.1
 980
Maison Ikkoku (1986)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Godai is a ronin (someone who has failed university entrance exams) living in a run down apartment house called Maison Ikkoku. Among the other residents are the nosy Ichinose, the sexy Akemi Roppongi, and the mysterious Yotsuya. The others are given ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, feel good, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: wooing, student life, college, boarding school life, romance, hopes, love and romance, youth, dumped, looking for love, human nature, campus ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
I Like What I Like, So There (2005)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Hashiba has an accident and has lost all of his memories. When Fujimori comes to his school as his new roommate, He tells Hashiba that he is called Ran. He and Hashiba both have a split personality which they developed in their youth.
Style: humorous, sentimental, captivating, light, psychological ...
Plot: memory loss, split personality, romance, high school life, youth, young lovers, gender, social relations, teenage life, young love, gays and lesbians, everyday life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 ⇓
26%
 6.5
 545
Sakura Trick (2014)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Haruka Takayama and Yū Sonoda were inseparable during middle school, but upon entering high school, they end up being seated on opposite sides of the classroom. Having to spend time with more friends, the two decide to make their relationship ...
Style: romantic, psychological, humorous, touching, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, lesbianism, high school life, gays and lesbians, lesbian romance, youth, love and romance, lgbt, lesbian interest, coming out, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%