Movies like Norwegian Wood

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Norwegian Wood (2010)
 6.3
 12K
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: romantic, thought provoking, enigmatic, melancholic, visually appealing, artsy, sentimental, sexy, breathtaking, confusing ...
Plot: suicide, love triangle, teenager, young man, coming of age, love story, young lovers, self discovery, introspection, haunted by the past, death, love and romance, love affair, love, bittersweet, first sexual experience, sex, infidelity, catastrophe, distopia, relationships, loneliness, friendship, writers, depression ...
Time: 60s, 1920s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: tokyo, asia, japan, kyoto japan

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Most similar movies to Norwegian Wood

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out melancholic, realistic, visually appealing and serious films with plots about dialogue, catastrophe, beautiful scenery, storytelling, mentor, love and romance and relationships mostly in Drama, Romance and Music genres. Some movies like Norwegian Wood: Dolls (2002), Anna Karenina (1997), Memoirs of a Geisha (2005), Picture Bride (1994), Circle of Friends (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
 17K
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: surreal, bleak, emotional, lyrical, melancholic ...
Plot: obsession, regret, culture clash, philosophy, suicide attempt, disfigurement, love and romance, romance, renewed love, blind character, mental illness, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Anna Karenina (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Russia, UK
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, romantic, psychological, atmospheric, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: relationships, infidelity, romance, betrayal, beautiful scenery, cheating wife, age difference, death, love, culture clash, russian, adaptation ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, stylized, emotional, dramatic, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: geisha, women, love story, age difference, japanese culture, rivalry, older man younger woman relationship, rags to riches, love, love and romance, brothel, orphan ...
Time: 1920s, 1940s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, kyoto japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, emotional, melancholic, serious, clever ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: self discovery, immigrants, orphan, existentialism, loveless marriage, older man younger woman relationship, social differences, fish out of water, love and romance, culture clash, friendship, death ...
Time: year 1918, 1920s, 19th century
Place: hawaii, japan, tokyo, usa, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: emotional, sentimental, realistic, feel good, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, small town, friendship, pregnancy, romance, betrayal, college, college life, adaptation, love affair, student, youth ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
My Life Without Me (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A Pedro Almodovar production in which a fatally ill mother with only two months to live creates a list of things she wants to do before she dies with out telling her family of her illness.
Style: sad, romantic, philosophical, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, secret love, cancer, love and romance, death, dealing with death, parents and children, infidelity, hospital, relationships, life & death, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: sexy, visually appealing, allegory, unusual plot structure, erotic ...
Plot: music, buddhism, coming of age, youth, peasant, animal abuse, food, master and servant, friendship, death, cooking, environment ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon
⇓ 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: allegory, visually appealing, thought provoking, sexy, intellectual ...
Plot: destiny, painter, chinese, family, depression, dysfunctional family, love story, life & death, homeless, relationships, mentor, male nudity ...
Time: 1910s
Place: china, tokyo, hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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, sexy, sexual, reflective, artsy ...
Plot: love triangle, bittersweet, obsession, romance, sisters, interracial romance, happy ending, redemption, justice, distopia, multiple storylines, adultery ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: england, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.0
 154K
One Day (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A romantic comedy centered on Dexter and Emma, who first meet during their graduation in 1988 and proceed to keep in touch regularly. The film follows what they do on July 15 annually, usually doing something together.
Style: romantic, sentimental, emotional, touching, sad ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: love, friendship, best friends in love, love and romance, male female friendship, couples, ambition, opposites attract, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, introspection, love story, best friend ...
Time: 80s, 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century ...
Place: london, england, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.5
 10K
Open Hearts (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Cecilie and Joachim are about to get married when a freak car accident leaves Joachim disabled, throwing their lives into a spin. The driver of the other car, Marie, and her family don’t get off lightly, either. Her husband Niels works in the ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, touching, sexy, romantic ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, love story, hospital, relationships, love, extramarital affair, destructive relationship, car accident, crumbling marriage, life philosophy, love triangle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tokyo, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.5
 8K
White Palace (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Max Baron is a Jewish advertising executive in his 20s who's still getting over the death of his wife. Nora Baker is a 40-something diner waitress who enjoys the wilder side of life. Mismatched or not, their attraction is instant and ...
Style: sexy, erotic, sexual, romantic, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick, date night
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, love, forbidden love, age difference, relationships, erotica, infidelity, romance, bittersweet, incest, male nudity, sexuality ...
Time: 1930s, 80s, 70s
Place: new jersey, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Reconstruction (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Late one evening Alex suddenly abandons his girlfriend, Simone, to pursue the beautiful Aimee. In his encounter with Aimee time and place dissolve for him and he becomes a stranger to Simone, to whom he cannot return.
Style: surreal, psychological, mind bending, romantic, philosophical ...
Plot: romance, love affair, cheating wife, love story, adultery, loneliness, imagination, depression, art, existentialism, life turned upside down, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, denmark, copenhagen
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Run of the Country (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An Irish lad (Matt Keeslar) who fled from his oppressive, widowed father (Albert Finney) falls for a girl (Victoria Smurfit) from an affluent family.
Style: sexy, reflective, cerebral, surreal, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cheerleading, coming of age, romance, teenager, death, nudity (full frontal - brief), weapons, adolescence, distopia, obsession, parenthood, strained relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: ireland, japan, tokyo, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.8
 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: romantic, stylized, realistic, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: love story, romance, betrayal, travel, life philosophy, interracial love relationship, smuggling, couple relations, love and romance, love, sex, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, edwardian era, 1860s, 1870s
Place: japan, france, tokyo, europe, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In this story-within-a-story, Anna is an actress starring opposite Mike in a period piece about the forbidden love between their respective characters, Sarah and Charles. Both actors are involved in serious relationships, but the passionate nature ...
Style: romantic, emotional, scenic, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: adultery, love affair, romance, love, lieutenant, social differences, infidelity, destructive relationship, society, love story, tragedy, love triangle ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 18th century, 80s, 20th century ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.3
 2K
Carried Away (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Based on Jim Harrison's book, "Farmer". 47-year-old Joseph Svenden lives on the family farm with his dying mother and teaches at a two room schoolhouse with Rosealee, his lover and his best friend's widow. Joseph, who lacks a ...
Style: sexy, sincere, psychological, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: relationships, teacher, human nature, older man younger woman relationship, romance, sexual attraction, seduction, nudity (full frontal - brief), older man younger woman sex, widow, sex, passion ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.2
 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, sexy, thought provoking, non-linear, confusing ...
Plot: death, love, culture clash, romance, politics, writers, nudity (full frontal - brief), relationships, revolution, life philosophy, secrets, sexualized violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: china, hong kong, asia, beijing china, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: psychological, compassionate, melancholic, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: bipolar disorder, mental illness, love, psychiatrist, romance, hospital, psychology, adaptation, loneliness, forbidden love, love affair, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Razor's Edge (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: He had everything and wanted nothing. He learned that he had nothing and wanted everything. He saved the world and then it shattered. The path to enlightenment is as sharp and narrow as a razor's edge.
Style: philosophical, touching, thought provoking, visually appealing, poignant ...
Plot: world war one, philosophy, redemption, friendship, female nudity, buddhist, hospital, writers, dark hero, prejudice, poetry, mentor ...
Time: 1930s
Place: india, paris france, europe, france, himalaya ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Woman Next Door (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Madame Jouve, the narrator, tells the tragedy of Bernard and Mathilde. Bernard was living happily with his wife Arlette and his son Thomas. One day, a couple, Philippe and Mathilde Bauchard, moves into the next house. This is the accidental reunion ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, captivating, thought provoking, sexy ...
Plot: neighbor, adultery, obsession, love triangle, romance, crimes of passion, love story, lovers reunited, dishonesty, couples, destructive relationship, infidelity ...
Time: 1920s, 19th century, 80s, 20th century
Place: france, tokyo, middle east, paris france, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.8
 29K
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: philosophical, emotional, stylized, melancholic, non-linear ...
Plot: crumbling marriage, romance, love triangle, love story, love, love affair, starting over, couple relations, homecoming, introspection, affair, troubled marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, paris france, oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, sentimental, heartbreaking, emotional ...
Plot: loneliness, road trip, romance, self discovery, waitress, character study, love and romance, couple relations, love, hopes, melancholy, introspection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tennessee, new york, memphis, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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All the Real Girls (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In a small North Carolina town, Paul, a womanizer, meets Noel, a confused intellectual returning home for the first time in years since she left for boarding school. The film depicts the typical romance of a good girl and a bad boy, in an ...
Style: romantic, sexy, melancholic, atmospheric, sincere ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night
Plot: small town, romance, coming of age, womanizer, regret, existentialism, depression, love, introspection, crumbling relationship, human nature, relationships ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, southern usa, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.4
 4K
Faithless (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, Italy, Germany, Finland, Norway
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Scripted by Ingmar Bergman, this very personal film is about a destructive affair which wrecks the marriage of an actress (Marianne) and musician (Markus). Wanting to continue the affair, Marianne moves in with her lover. But she is tormented by ...
Style: psychological, sincere, erotic, lyrical, atmospheric ...
Plot: adultery, betrayal, infidelity, parenthood, fall in love, love affair, custody, family problems, crumbling marriage, destructive relationship, rivalry, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: tokyo, paris france, denmark, sweden, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.7
 23K
Elegy (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Cultural critic David Kepesh finds his life -- which he indicates is a state of "emancipated manhood" -- thrown into tragic disarray by Consuela Castillo, a well-mannered student who awakens a sense of sexual possessiveness in her teacher.
Style: sexy, sincere, erotic, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, age difference, teacher student sex, obsession, teachers and students, sexuality, infidelity, romance, love and romance, hedonism, adultery, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.6
 101K
Anna Karenina (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Trapped in a loveless marriage, aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the affluent Count Vronsky.
Style: stylized, emotional, colourful, talky, surreal ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, high society, imperial russia, infidelity, romance, suicide, aristocracy, love triangle, depression, love, adultery, tragic love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 50s, 1930s, 1870s ...
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, moscow russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.4
 14K
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, intense, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, beautiful scenery, mother daughter relationship, women, secrets, mother, haunted by the past, power of love, wedding, death, dying, summer ...
Time: 50s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary
Place: rhode island, england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Luzhin Defence (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Based upon the novel by Vladimir Nabokov, a chess grandmaster travels to Italy in the 1920s to play in a tournament and falls in love.
Style: atmospheric, intellectual, melancholic, bad ending, touching ...
Plot: chess, obsession, prodigy, genius, loneliness, relationships, eccentricity, love story, mentally unstable, supportive spouse, contests and competitions, ambition ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.2
 46K
Endless Love (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A privileged girl and a charismatic boy's instant desire sparks a love affair made only more reckless by parents trying to keep them apart.
Style: romantic, touching, emotional, sexual, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: love, love story, forbidden love, teen romance, teenage love, love affair, love and romance, couple relations, father daughter relationship, relationships, teenage life, teenager ...
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%