Movies like The Face of Jizo

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The Face of Jizo (2004)
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The Face of Jizo (2004)
Original name: 父と暮せば
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on a play by Hisashi Inoue, it focuses on the sufferings of the survivors of Hiroshima. The film takes place during 4 days in the summer of 1948, as the ghost of her father visits Mitsué (Rié Miyama). He had somehow learned that she has fallen in love, and tries to convince her to start her new life. But Mitsué obstinately refuses his warm and humorous encouragements : « People were killed in my place. I do not have the right to find happiness », she says.
Plot: atomic bomb, father daughter relationship, war
Place: hiroshima japan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, psychological and sincere films with plots about father daughter relationship, family relations, husband wife relationship, atomic bomb, cafe, japanese girl and mother daughter relationship mostly in Drama, Family and War genres. Some movies like The Face of Jizo: Black Rain (1989), Her Love Boils Bathwater (2016), Women in the Mirror (2002), Harmonium (2016), Hiroshima Maiden (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Black Rain (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The story of the aftermath of the Hiroshima bombing, based on Masuji Ibuse's novel.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: survival, world war two, atomic bomb, radiation sickness, nuclear war, social relations, family relations, couples, war, life is a bitch, parents and children, homecoming ...
Time: year 1945, year 1950
Place: japan, asia, hiroshima japan
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Her Love Boils Bathwater (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A terminally ill single mother is determined to reconcile her splintered family.
Style: captivating, melancholic, sentimental, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: bathhouse, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, bullying, east asian woman, terminal illness, runaway child, japanese school, cancer, husband wife relationship, japanese woman, diagnosis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, mount fuji
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Women in the Mirror (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Three women who share memories of the Hiroshima disaster try to uncover the hidden family ties that may or may not bind them together.
Plot: mother daughter relationship, amnesia, widow, identity crisis, memory loss, little girl, broken mirror, sea, shadow, identity, radiation, kidnapping ...
Place: hiroshima japan
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Harmonium (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Toshio hires Yasaka to work in his workshop. But then this old acquaintance, who has just been released from prison, begins to meddle in Toshio’s family life…
Style: psychological, suspense, disturbing, captivating
Plot: mysterious past, dark past, old friend, husband wife relationship, secret, released from prison, father daughter relationship, marital problem, family, family problems, family relations, family life ...
Place: xian
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Hiroshima Maiden (1988)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
Story: "You have to think about whether they're really your friends," Johnny's dad says when Johnny talks to him about the grief his pals have been giving him lately. The other boys haven't exactly tried to understand why Dad ...
Plot: atomic bomb, surgery, disfigured face, disfigurement, racism, prejudice, fbi, family relations, japanese girl, friend, spy, friendship ...
Time: 50s, post world war two
Place: japan, hiroshima japan
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Maborosi (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young woman's husband apparently commits suicide without warning or reason, leaving behind his wife and infant. Yumiko remarries and moves from Osaka to a small fishing village, yet continues to search for meaning in a lonely world.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: suicide, village, hopes, arranged marriage, self discovery, social relations, museum, couples, family problems, couple relations, haunted by the past, death in the family ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, venice, asia, europe, italy ...
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Love & Pop (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Pretty Tokyo teen Hiromi Yoshii (Asumi Miwa) and her girlfriends struggle with rivalries, clothes and boyfriends, just like any other high school clique. But out for kicks and blind to the consequences, the girls of Love & Pop hide a dirty ...
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, sexual, witty ...
Plot: prostitute, looking for sex, social decay, looking for love, teenage life, society, youth, street kid, teenage girl, stranger, japanese girl, dinner ...
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Screwed (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: It has been two years since unsuccessful cartoonist Tsube started to live with Kuniko casually in a small apartment.
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Kabei: Our Mother (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Set in Tokyo in 1940, the peaceful life of the Nogami Family suddenly changes when the father, Shigeru, is arrested and accused of being a Communist. His wife Kayo works frantically from morning to night to maintain the household and bring up her ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: life is a bitch, world war two, parents and children, political unrest, wartime life, family relations, single parent, state affairs, unsupportive parent, nationalism, death in the family, wartime ...
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Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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Bright Future (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 92 min.
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Tony Takitani (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Tony Takitani had a solitary childhood. Being alone was normal since his mother died young and his father was always away with his jazz band. At school he studied art, but while his sketches are accurate and detailed they lack feeling. Used to being ...
Style: captivating, serious, atmospheric, psychological, realistic ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
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Lanterns on Blue Waters (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The story of a Japanese man who as a 16-year-old went to Maui to work in the sugar cane fields in order to support his family back in Japan. Now 89 and still living in Hawaii he is visited by his granddaughter who brings him a letter from his ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: emotional, sincere, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
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Time: 90s
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Café Lumière (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, Taiwan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Making her way through life by forming superficial relationships, Yoko (Japanese pop idol Yo Hitoto) keeps everyone at arm's length, whether it's her father (Nanji Kobayashi) and stepmother (Kimiko Yo) or Hajime (Tadanobu Asano), the owner ...
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Country: Canada, Japan
Duration: 190 min.
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Country: Japan
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Midnight Bus (2017)
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Railroad Man (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
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36%
Dream of Illumination (2017)
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Country: Japan
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Richard III (1983)
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Country: UK, USA
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34%
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Miss Julie (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
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Genre: Drama
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Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 70 min.
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31%
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Macbeth (1983)
Genre: Drama
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An American Daughter (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, sincere
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Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
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