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Chinese Box (1997)
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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, sentimental, gloomy, serious, realistic, contemplative, microfilm, melancholic, enigmatic, complex ...
Plot: politics, romance, couple relations, love and romance, fall in love, society, human nature, urban, couples, terminal illness, introspection, city life, unfulfillment, profanity, bittersweet, culture clash, death, nudity (full frontal - brief), writers, love, adultery, photograph, sex, dog, dancing ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: hong kong, asia, china, north korea, beijing china

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Most similar movies to Chinese Box

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, sexy, serious and melancholic films with plots about love and romance, couples, loneliness, culture clash, dialogue, storytelling and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Romance and Music genres. Some movies like Chinese Box: Lolita (1997), Damage (1992), Swann in Love (1984), Temptress Moon (1996), Heavy (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Lolita (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Urbane professor Humbert Humbert marries a New England widow to be near her nymphet daughter.
Style: erotic, sexual, psychological, melancholic, cynical ...
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, lolita, pedophile, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, underage sex, obsession, forbidden love, perversion, pedophilia, older man young girl relationship, sex with a minor, sex with teenager ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1920s, 1950s ...
Place: new england, cannes
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 6.8
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Damage (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The life of a respected British politician at the height of his career crumbles when he becomes obsessed with his son's lover.
Style: sexual, sexy, affectionate, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: femme fatale, forbidden love, infidelity, dangerous attraction, love affair, obsession, incest, oral sex, love triangle, family relations, parents and children, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, brussels belgium, brussels, palm springs california, paris france
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100%
Swann in Love (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Swann (Jeremy Irons), an eligible bachelor in the best circles of fin-de-siècle Paris, has also some more vulgar but rich friends, the Verdurins. Through them he meets Odette (Ornella Muti), a courtesan, with whom he falls hopelessly in love. She ...
Style: contemplative, gloomy, sexual, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, obsession, jealousy, courtesan, unfulfilled love, tragic love, social differences, couple relations, anti semitism, infidelity, destructive relationship, sexual relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: paris france, france, europe, egypt, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Temptress Moon (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Set in the decadent 1920s, Temptress Moon tells the very complicated story of a wealthy family living on the outskirts of Shanghai. Their youngest daughter, Ruyi, is brought up as a servant to her opium-addicted father and brother. Meanwhile, her ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: gangsters, family relations, blackmail, opium, addiction, power relations, couples, rise and fall, dishonesty, romance, unfulfillment, love and romance ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: china, shanghai, asia, tokyo, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Heavy (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Victor is a cook who works in a greasy bar/restaurant owned by his mother, Dolly. It's just the two of them, a waitress named Delores, and a heavy drinking regular, Leo. But things change when Callie, a beautiful college drop-out, shows up as a ...
Style: touching, realistic, psychological, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: diner, obesity, pizza, waitress, seduction, small town, bittersweet, workplace, jealousy, workplace situations, self discovery, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york state, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, USA
Duration: 171 min.
Story: Successful surgeon Tomas leaves Prague for an operation, meets a young photographer named Tereza, and brings her back with him. Tereza is surprised to learn that Tomas is already having an affair with the bohemian Sabina, but when the Soviet ...
Style: sexy, erotic, sexual, serious, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, photographer, waitress, nudity (full frontal - brief), friendship, love triangle, mistress, artist, invasion, womanizer, communism, soviet army ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: prague, central europe, switzerland, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.0
 2K
Guinevere (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young girl from an affluent family rebels and becomes involved with a much older photographer.
Style: touching, sentimental, disturbing, emotional, clever ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, photographer, love and romance, social differences, parents and children, society, art, dysfunctional family, wedding, family relations, protege, bohemian ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, usa, california, los angeles, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.8
 9K
M. Butterfly (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In 1960s China, French diplomat Rene Gallimard falls in love with an opera singer, Song Liling - but Song is not at all who Gallimard thinks.
Style: erotic, serious, realistic, enigmatic, sexy ...
Plot: opera, betrayal, culture clash, communism, transvestism, gender bending, espionage, romance, social differences, fall in love, love affair, forbidden love ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: china, france, europe, asia, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Late August, Early September (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A story about the transition from late youth to early maturity, the film follows several friends and lovers as they come to make decisions on how to live their lives--getting a job more in harmony with ones ideals, committing to a lover, giving up a ...
Style: talky, psychological, emotional, serious, meditative ...
Plot: friendship, midlife crisis, love and romance, romance, couple relations, human nature, couples, drinking alcohol, drinking, depression, betrayal, teenage girl ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, tokyo, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 8.1
 274K
Before Sunrise (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Austria, Switzerland
Duration: 101 min.
Story: On his way to Vienna, American Jesse meets Céline, a student returning to Paris. After long conversations forge a surprising connection between them, Jesse convinces Celine to get off the train with him in Vienna. Since his flight to the U.S. ...
Style: talky, sentimental, intellectual, melancholic, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: chance meeting, love and romance, lovers, encounter, twentysomething life, introspection, french, coincidence, relationships, one night, dialogue driven, tourist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: austria, vienna, paris france, europe, budapest hungary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Wings of the Dove (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Kate is secretly betrothed to a struggling journalist, Merton Densher. But she knows her Aunt Maude will never approve of the match, since Kate's deceased mother has lost all her money in a marriage to a degenerate opium addict. When Kate meets ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, stylized, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: love triangle, nudity (full frontal - brief), forbidden love, couple relations, rich and poor, power relations, romance, betrayal, death, matchmaking, couples, heir heiress ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era, 19th century, 1920s
Place: england, london, europe, italy, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.6
 9K
5x2 (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As young French couple Gilles and Marion officially separate, we see, in reverse order, the milestone moments in their relationship: Gilles revealing his unfaithfulness at a tense dinner party; Marion giving birth to their premature son while Gilles ...
Style: sincere, enigmatic, non-linear, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: divorce, rape, adultery, infidelity, wedding, childbirth, up and down relationship, family life, romance, family problems, introspection, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france, italy, sardinia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.0
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Eros (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Italy, Hong Kong, France, Luxembourg, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A three-part anthology film about love and sexuality: a menage-a-trois between a couple and a young woman on the coast of Tuscany; an advertising executive under enormous pressure at work, who, during visits to his psychiatrist, is pulled to delve ...
Style: sexy, erotic, stylized, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, love affair, social differences, fall in love, lovers reunited, society, lifestyle, obsession, infidelity, male female relationship, sexuality, psychiatrist ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: hong kong, asia, italy
⇓ 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: stylized, atmospheric, emotional, scenic, clever ...
Plot: adultery, lieutenant, romance, love, love affair, tragedy, society, destructive relationship, social differences, infidelity, love triangle, film within a film ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 80s, 20th century ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.1
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Dying Young (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After she discovers that her boyfriend has betrayed her, Hilary O'Neil is looking for a new start and a new job. She begins to work as a private nurse for a young man suffering from blood cancer. Slowly, they fall in love, but they always know ...
Style: sentimental, touching, romantic, sad, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, love story, cancer, leukemia, couple relations, life & death, fall in love, unfulfillment, social differences, parents and children, human nature, tragic love ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Love in the Time of Cholera (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico, UK
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In Colombia just after the Great War, an old man falls from a ladder; dying, he professes great love for his wife. After the funeral, a man calls on the widow - she dismisses him angrily. Flash back more than 50 years to the day Florentino Ariza, a ...
Style: serious, psychological, sentimental, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: letter, impossible love, love triangle, diary, funeral, romance, virginity, power of love, looking for love, love affair, love and romance, love letter ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1900s, 1870s, post world war one ...
Place: colombia, paris france, caribbean, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Painted Veil (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, USA, Canada
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A British medical doctor fights a cholera outbreak in a small Chinese village, while also being trapped at home in a loveless marriage to an unfaithful wife.
Style: touching, emotional, captivating, serious, scenic ...
Plot: loveless marriage, infidelity, couple relations, love and romance, adultery, cheating wife, unfaithful wife, marriage, doctor, couples, redemption, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: china, shanghai, london, asia, shanghai china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, infidelity, dealing with death, parents and children, unfulfillment, introspection, farewell, secret love, health situation, dishonesty, love and romance, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Farewell My Concubine (1993)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 171 min.
Story: Abandoned by his prostitute mother in 1920, Douzi was raised by a theater troupe. There he meets Shitou and over the following years the two develop an act entitled, "Farewell My Concubine," that brings them fame and fortune. When Shitou ...
Style: stylized, emotional, atmospheric, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, gender bending, love triangle, homosexual, friendship, prostitute, marriage, suicide, communism, teacher, actor, opera ...
Time: 1920s, 60s, 70s, 1940s, 1930s ...
Place: china, beijing china, asia, japan, taiwan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 8.1
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Before Sunset (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Nine years ago two strangers met by chance and spent a night in Vienna that ended before sunrise. They are about to meet for the first time since. Now they have one afternoon to find out if they belong together.
Style: sincere, sentimental, semi serious, contemplative, philosophical ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love and romance, reunion, introspection, lovers reunited, lifestyle, romance, lovers, encounter, unfulfilled love, regret, bookstore, marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, warsaw poland, budapest hungary, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.8
 23K
Happy Together (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A couple take a trip to Argentina in search of a new beginning, but instead find themselves drifting ever further apart.
Style: emotional, stylized, atmospheric, gloomy, captivating ...
Plot: romance, alienation, friendship, gay asian, couple relations, disorder, couples, longing, angel, lifestyle, prostitute, fish out of water ...
Time: 90s, year 1997
Place: argentina, hong kong, latin america, asia, buenos aires argentina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Great Gatsby (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Nick Carraway, a young Midwesterner now living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his neighbor, the nouveau riche Jay Gatsby. He is drawn into Gatsby's circle, becoming a witness to obsession ...
Style: captivating, serious, stylized, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: infidelity, love and romance, fall in love, love triangle, society, love affair, obsession, millionaire, wealth, couples, couple relations, betrayal ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, post world war one, 70s
Place: new york, usa, long island, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Zhou Yu's Train (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Zhou Yu, a ceramic artisan in China's rural Northwest, has a deep rapport with Chen Qing, a shy sensitive poet. Taking a long train ride every weekend just to make mad passionate love with him, her longing seems insatiable. Until one day, she ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, sentimental, touching, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love triangle, love affair, dishonesty, romance, couples, longing, infidelity, couple relations, fall in love, train ride, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, train ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Pola X (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Switzerland, Germany, Japan
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A writer leaves his upper-class life and journeys with a woman claiming to be his sister, and her two friends.
Style: serious, psychological, meditative, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: incest, penetration, romance, mysterious character, femme fatale, human nature, introspection, chaos, secret, lie, family relations, existentialism ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, paris france, germany, europe, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Heart of Me (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Drama set in 1930s London with two sisters, Madeleine married to Rickie, and Dinah, who falls in love with him. Rickie and Dinah begin an affair which is to have repercussions throughout all their lives.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, clever ...
Plot: family relations, infidelity, love triangle, couples, pregnancy, love affair, fall in love, society, betrayal, parents and children, haunted by the past, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 40s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Ju Dou: Secret Love, Hidden Faces (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A woman married to the brutal and infertile owner of a dye mill in rural China conceives a boy with her husband's nephew but is forced to raise her son as her husband's heir without revealing his parentage in this circular tragedy. Filmed ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, biting, suspense, contemplative ...
Plot: adultery, murder, infidelity, patricide, abuse, sadism, drowning, spouse abuse, marital abuse, family problems, power relations, couples ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Ruby in Paradise (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Reeling from her mother's recent death, Ruby Lee Gissing relocates to Florida to start anew. After finding a job at a souvenir store, Ruby becomes friends with the shop's owner, Mildred Chambers, and slowly acclimates to her new ...
Style: touching, realistic, thought provoking, tense, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, self discovery, shoplifting, spring break, journal, bittersweet, couples, jury, friends, society, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, tennessee, usa, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: atmospheric, melancholic, contemplative, art house, psychological ...
Plot: love affair, adultery, newspaper, loneliness, infidelity, forbidden love, romance, human nature, marriage, coincidence, neighbor, guilt ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1966, year 1962
Place: hong kong, japan, singapore, asia, shanghai ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.9
 18K
L'Eclisse (1962)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A young woman meets a vital young man, but their love affair is doomed by the man's materialistic nature.
Style: bleak, thought provoking, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: translator, alienation, relationships, racism, city life, parents and children, human nature, love triangle, infidelity, fall in love, couple relations, family relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: italy, rome italy, los angeles, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.9
 5K
Heights (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: 'Heights' follows five characters over 24 hours on a fall day in New York City. Isabel, a photographer, is having second thoughts about her upcoming marriage to Jonathan, a lawyer. On the same day, Isabel's mother Diana learns that ...
Style: realistic, serious, non-linear, emotional, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: infidelity, introspection, city life, lifestyle, actor's life, artists and showbiz, love and romance, gay, family relations, wedding, existentialism, life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, wales, poland, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%