Movies like Norwegian Wood

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Norwegian Wood (2010)
 6.3
 11K
Norwegian Wood (2010)
Original name: ノルウェイの森
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Set in the 1960's, high school student Toru Watanabe loses his only friend Kizuki after he commits suicide. Toru, now looking for a new life, enters a university in Tokyo. By chance, Toru meets Kizuki's ex-girlfriend Naoko in the university. They grow close because they both share the same loss. As Toru and Naoko grow even closer, Naoko's sense of loss also grows. After Naoko's 20th birthday, she leaves for a sanitarium in Kyoto. Watanabe, devastated by the situation, meets pure-hearted Midori during the spring semester. Midori looks like a small animal that just came into the world ...
Style: sentimental, melancholic, enigmatic, thought provoking, visually appealing, romantic, artsy, gloomy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: suicide, young man, love triangle, young lovers, self discovery, haunted by the past, introspection, love and romance, love affair, teenager, reading, first sexual experience, bittersweet, college, youth, rock, romance, hopes, campus, dealing with death, folk, the beatles, sanitarium, sex, death ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, kyoto japan

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Most similar movies to Norwegian Wood

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic and emotional films with plots about romance, love and romance, love, couples, beautiful scenery, dialogue and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Romance and Music genres. Some movies like Norwegian Wood: Dolls (2002), Heavenly Forest (2006), Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac (2010), Happiness (1965), Love Story (1970). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.6
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Dolls (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Dolls takes puppeteering as its overriding motif -- specifically, the kind practiced in Bunraku doll theater performances -- opening each section of his film with a story provided by the puppets and their masters, which relates thematically to the ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, bleak, surreal, melancholic ...
Plot: regret, obsession, disfigurement, suicide attempt, love and romance, lovers reunited, mental illness, blind character, renewed love, romance, yakuza, elopement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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Heavenly Forest (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The story begins with Makoto Segawa, a freshman at Meikei University. On the day of his university entrance ceremony, Makoto meets a fresh-faced, quirky girl named Shizuru. Makoto has a complex which causes him to shy away from contact with other ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, emotional, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: student life, love triangle, fall in love, university, couple relations, love and romance, young lovers, romance, youth, couples, photograph, death ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, fall in love, self discovery, social relations, youth, amnesia, high school hunk, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, usa, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Crying Out Love in the Center of the World (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 138 min.
Story: While searching for his fiancee Ritsuko, Sakutarou rediscovers through flashbacks the void deep within him caused by the events from his high school days.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: love affair, teenage love, haunted by the past, love, romance, youth, hopes, teenage life, couples, slice of life, first love, memory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1986
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 7.6
 7K
Happiness (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Though married to the good-natured, beautiful Thérèse, young husband and father François finds himself falling unquestioningly into an affair with an attractive postal worker.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, love affair, extramarital affair, romance, bittersweet, unfulfillment, love and romance, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, couples, family problems ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, europe, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.9
 33K
Love Story (1970)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Harvard Law student Oliver Barrett IV and music student Jennifer Cavilleri share a chemistry they cannot deny - and a love they cannot ignore. Despite their opposite backgrounds, the young couple put their hearts on the line for each other. When ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: tragic love, romance, young lovers, love, college, class differences, rich man poor woman, young love, terminal illness, unfulfillment, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: harvard university, new york, boston, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Japan, USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A sweeping romantic epic set in Japan in the years before World War II, a penniless Japanese child is torn from her family to work as a maid in a geisha house.
Style: captivating, sentimental, dramatic, stylized, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: geisha, women, brothel, rivalry, japanese culture, mentor, love and romance, older man younger woman relationship, loss of virginity, loss of sister, unfulfilled love, secret love ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 20s ...
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.9
 28K
To the Wonder (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After falling in love in Paris, Marina and Neil come to Oklahoma, where problems arise. Their church's Spanish-born pastor struggles with his faith, while Neil encounters a woman from his childhood.
Style: emotional, serious, stylized, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: crumbling marriage, romance, love affair, starting over, couple relations, introspection, homecoming, love triangle, love and romance, womanizer, love story, emotionless ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, paris france, oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 5.8
 7K
Mr. Jones (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The story about the relationship between a manic depressive man, Mr Jones, and the female doctor who takes more than a professional interest in his treatment.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, psychological, serious ...
Plot: bipolar disorder, terminal illness, mental illness, opposites attract, hospital, romance, forbidden love, love affair, doctors and patients, fall in love, rehabilitation, destructive relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
A Home at the End of the World (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three friends form a bond over the year, Johnathan is gay, Clare is straight and Bobby is neither, instead he loves the people he loves. As their lives go on there is tension and tears which culminate in a strong yet fragile friendship between the ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, depressing, intense ...
Plot: lgbt, aids, self discovery, love triangle, gay, romance, hopes, gay relationship, loneliness, friendship, nudity (full frontal - brief), pregnancy ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s ...
Place: new york, ohio, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.3
 3K
Chinese Box (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Japan, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story of Hong Kong, from New Year's Day to June 30th, 1997, when the British left their colony and turned it over to the People's Republic of China.
Style: atmospheric, contemplative, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: politics, romance, human nature, introspection, city life, love and romance, society, unfulfillment, couples, profanity, bittersweet, urban ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: hong kong, asia, china, north korea, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Red Firecracker, Green Firecracker (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A woman inherits her father's fireworks factory, as he had no son. The business does well and everything works in an orderly fashion until one day, an itinerant painter is hired to decorate the doors and vases at the factory. The woman, ...
Style: serious, realistic, melancholic, visually appealing, weird ...
Plot: love triangle, destiny, self discovery, family life, fall in love, factory, love affair, true love, road not taken, forbidden love, tragic love, couples ...
Time: 1910s
Place: china, asia, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
In the Mood for Love (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A melancholy story about the love between a woman and a man who live in the same building and one day find out that their husband and wife had an affair with each other. More and more the two meet during their daily lives as they determine that they ...
Style: melancholic, atmospheric, contemplative, art house, psychological ...
Plot: adultery, love affair, newspaper, loneliness, infidelity, forbidden love, romance, human nature, marriage, coincidence, neighbor, guilt ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1962, year 1966
Place: hong kong, japan, singapore, asia, shanghai ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Nights in Rodanthe (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two unhappy people's lives become entwined when they have a life changing romance. Adrienne is a woman who's trying to decide whether to stay in her unhappy marriage or not. Her life changes when Paul, a doctor who is traveling to ...
Style: touching, romantic, sentimental, emotional, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: love and romance, middle age romance, romance, hotel, parents and children, love story, infidelity, couples, true love, midlife crisis, marriage crisis, reconciliation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.7
 69K
The Best of Me (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A pair of former high school sweethearts reunite after many years when they return to visit their small hometown.
Style: touching, romantic, sentimental, dramatic, sexy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: love and romance, true love, lovers reunited, unfulfilled love, love affair, small town, road not taken, high school sweetheart, fall in love, reunion, teenage love, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1992
Place: usa, new orleans, new jersey, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Dreaming of Joseph Lees (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Set in rural England in the 1950s Eva (Samantha Morton) fantasises about her handsome, worldly cousin Joseph Lees (Rupert Graves), with whom she fell in love as a girl. However, stuck in a closed community she becomes the object of someone ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: lust, love triangle, obsession, romance, bittersweet, love and romance, couples, family relations, wedding, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: england, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Circle of Friends (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, USA, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 'Circle Of Friends' is set in 1950's Ireland. The movie focuses on Benny Hogan and her best friend, Eve Malone. The story centers around Benny and Eve as they enter student life at University College, Dublin. Here Benny and Eve ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, sincere, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: college, small town, romance, coming of age, pregnancy, betrayal, friendship, love affair, college life, youth, orphan, abortion ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Picture Bride (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Riyo, an orphaned 17-year old, sails from Yokohama to Hawaii in 1918 to marry Matsuji, a man she has never met. Hoping to escape a troubled past and start anew, Riyo is bitterly disappointed upon her arrival: her husband is twice her age. The ...
Style: touching, serious, melancholic, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: orphan, self discovery, arranged marriage, immigrants, fish out of water, social differences, older man younger woman relationship, love and romance, loveless marriage, existentialism, island, friendship ...
Time: year 1918, 19th century, 1920s
Place: hawaii, japan, usa, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The Scent of Green Papaya (1993)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Vietnam, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A little girl, Mui, went to a house as a new servant. The mother still mourns the death of her daughter, who would have been Mui's age. In her mind she treated Mui as her daughter. 10 years later Mui (now a young woman) was sent to another ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, visually appealing ...
Plot: family relations, musician, love, adultery, animal abuse, buddhism, peasant, master and servant, coming of age, love and romance, society, couples ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1950s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Gloomy Sunday (1999)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: Germany, Hungary
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Budapest in the thirties. The restaurant owner Laszlo hires the pianist András to play in his restaurant. Both men fall in love with the beautiful waitress Ilona who inspires András to his only composition. His song of Gloomy Sunday is, at first, ...
Style: emotional, sincere, sentimental, harsh, gloomy ...
Plot: holocaust, love triangle, infidelity, pianist, jealousy, love and romance, occupation, musician's life, restaurant, sex, menage a trois, deportation ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 30s, 20th century
Place: hungary, budapest, europe, germany, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Anna Karenina (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Anna (Marceau) is a wife and mother who has an affair with the handsome Count Vronsky (Bean). Based on the novel by Tolstoy.
Style: sexy, psychological, emotional, atmospheric, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: infidelity, family relations, love triangle, tragic love, cheating wife, age difference, romance, betrayal, society, unfulfillment, soldier, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, moscow russia, saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Cider House Rules (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Homer is an orphan who was never adopted, becoming the favorite of orphanage director Dr. Larch. Dr. Larch imparts his full medical knowledge on Homer, who becomes a skilled, albeit unlicensed, physician. But Homer yearns for a self-chosen life ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, heartbreaking ...
Plot: abortion, incest, orphan, nurse, coming of age, orphanage, coming-of-age, romance, love and romance, first love, farm, cigarette smoking ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: maine, usa, new england, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.9
 11K
Silk (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, France, Italy, UK, Japan, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on the best-selling novel by Alessandro Baricco, this visually stunning film tells the story of a French trader who finds unexpected love far away from home.
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, touching, stylized ...
Plot: terminal illness, interracial love relationship, romance, couple relations, smuggling, love and romance, love story, husband wife relationship, betrayal, travel, historical event, silk ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1870s, 1860s
Place: japan, france, asia, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The End of the Affair (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On a rainy London night in 1946, novelist Maurice Bendrix has a chance meeting with Henry Miles, husband of his ex-mistress Sarah, who abruptly ended their affair two years before. Bendrix's obsession with Sarah is rekindled; he succumbs to his ...
Style: romantic, enigmatic, melancholic, sexy, tricky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: obsession, romance, world war two, infidelity, jealousy, passion, love affair, cheating wife, obsessive love, diary, rain, private detective ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.6
 237K
The Reader (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The story of Michael Berg, a German lawyer who, as a teenager in the late 1950s, had an affair with an older woman, Hanna, who then disappeared only to resurface years later as one of the defendants in a war crimes trial stemming from her actions as ...
Style: melancholic, psychological, bleak, emotional, compassionate ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, older woman younger man sex, age difference, first love, sexuality, sexual relations, unlikely couple, sex scene, trial, court, secret, female prisoner ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1940s, post world war two ...
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, israel, west berlin west germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.2
 210K
Closer (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A witty, romantic, and very dangerous love story about chance meetings, instant attractions, and casual betrayals. Two couples disintegrate when they begin destructive adulterous affairs with each other.
Style: sexy, intellectual, melancholic, psychological, cynical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: adultery, love triangle, infidelity, love affair, photographer, sexual attraction, marriage, obsession, depression, secret love, complex characters, divorce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.4
 229K
Me Before You (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A small town girl is caught between dead-end jobs. A high-profile, successful man becomes wheelchair bound following an accident. The man decides his life is not worth living until the girl is hired for six months to be his new caretaker. Worlds ...
Style: touching, romantic, emotional, sentimental, tear jerker ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: romance, love and romance, fall in love, love story, love, disability, wheelchair, handicapped, caregiver, man in a wheelchair, euthanasia, quadriplegic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
My Blueberry Nights (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, France, USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Elizabeth has just been through a particularly nasty breakup, and now she's ready to leave her friends and memories behind as she chases her dreams across the country. In order to support herself on her journey, Elizabeth picks up a series of ...
Style: psychological, touching, atmospheric, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: loneliness, romance, couple relations, love and romance, self discovery, hopes, waitress, diner, bar, introspection, life is a bitch, cross country ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, memphis, new york, las vegas, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.5
 13K
Evening (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 117 min.
Story: As Constance (Natasha Richardson) and Nina (Toni Collette) gather at the deathbed of their mother, Ann (Vanessa Redgrave), they learn for the first time that their mother lived an entire other lifetime during one evening 50 years ago. In vivid ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, haunted by the past, mother, power of love, mother daughter relationship, beautiful scenery, dying, death of mother, wedding, death, friendship, women ...
Time: 50s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 1950s
Place: rhode island, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.8
 9K
Jane Eyre (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy, UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Jane Eyre is an orphan cast out as a young girl by her aunt, Mrs. Reed, and sent to be raised in a harsh charity school for girls. There she learns to be come a teacher and eventually seeks employment outside the school. Her advertisement is ...
Style: realistic, romantic, melancholic, emotional, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: orphan, romance, love triangle, fall in love, couple relations, family relations, power relations, love and romance, love affair, parents and children, rich and poor, haunted by the past ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%