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, war, father daughter relationship
Place: hiroshima japan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, contemplative and psychological films with plots about war, husband wife relationship, family relations, atomic bomb, father daughter relationship, father son relationship and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, Family and War genres. Some movies like The Face of Jizo: Black Rain (1989), Her Love Boils Bathwater (2016), War and Peace: Part IV (1967), Love & Pop (1998), Women in the Mirror (2002). 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.
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Plot: survival, world war two, radiation sickness, atomic bomb, nuclear war, couples, family relations, social relations, radiation, parents and children, life is a bitch, terminal illness ...
Place: japan, asia, hiroshima japan
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95%
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.
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War and Peace: Part IV (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 96 min.
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Plot: war, based on a novel
Time: 19th century
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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: sexy, offbeat, sexual, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, society, looking for sex, teenage life, looking for love, social decay, street kid, youth, teenage girl, husband, wife, manicure ...
Time: 90s
Place: tokyo, asia, japan
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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, memory loss, dna testing, identity crisis, shadow, atomic bomb, identity, sea, little girl, broken mirror ...
Place: hiroshima japan
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64%
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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, contemplative, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: suicide, village, hopes, arranged marriage, self discovery, village life, love and romance, babies and infants, crimes, introspection, social relations, couples ...
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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…
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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, fbi, post world war two, husband wife relationship, spy, father son relationship, friendship, friend, disfigurement, family relations, japanese girl, racism ...
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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: serious, atmospheric, captivating, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, jazz, solitude, shopping, life is a bitch, love and romance, alone, couples, fall in love, hopes, addiction, isolation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
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54%
Bright Future (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two friends who work in the same oshibori laundry are lost in the drudgery of everyday life. They hang out together, barely functioning and barely communicating. Their middle-aged boss makes a desparate attempt to connect with them with disasterous ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, psychological, touching, realistic ...
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Time: contemporary
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54%
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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: serious, sincere, touching, realistic, emotional
Plot: life is a bitch, world war two, parents and children, family relations, political unrest, wartime life, single parent, state affairs, unsupportive parent, nationalism, death in the family, mother son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
War and Peace: Part II (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 98 min.
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Plot: war, aristocrat, ball, based on a novel, engagement, soldier
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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 ...
Style: psychological, realistic, sincere, serious, contemplative
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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48%
The Trojan Women (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The women of Troy face enslavement after the fall of their city.
Style: serious, talky, realistic
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Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 78 min.
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37%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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35%
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35%
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
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Plot: amnesia, war, old love, family tragedy, dead son, doctor, husband wife relationship, injury, socialite, world war one, shell shock, army captain
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34%
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Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
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Plot: shakespeare's hamlet
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34%
A Performance of Macbeth (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Shakespeare's classic tragedy of ambition, witches and murder.
Plot: able to see the dead
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34%
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Railroad Man (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
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King Lear (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 180 min.
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Midnight Bus (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 157 min.
Story: Middle-aged Riichi Takamiya drives the midnight bus between Tokyo and snow-swept Niigata, where he lives. Just as the relationship with his younger girlfriend is about to bloom, his emotionally desperate ex-wife suddenly reappears.
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Place: tokyo
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33%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
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