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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, serious, realistic, sentimental, gloomy, microfilm, melancholic, enigmatic, reflective, surreal ...
Plot: politics, city life, romance, love and romance, urban, society, unfulfillment, couples, human nature, introspection, couple relations, terminal illness, fall in love, culture clash, death, love, adultery, broken promise, rally, erotic fantasy, new year, expatriate, video footage, scarred face, pimp ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: hong kong, asia, china, beijing china, north korea

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, atmospheric and melancholic films with plots about love and romance, couples, romance, couple relations, love, death and culture clash mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres. Some movies like Chinese Box: Swann in Love (1984), Eros (2004), In the Mood for Love (2000), M. Butterfly (1993), Temptress Moon (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: serious, realistic, gloomy, sexual, neurotic
Plot: prostitute, obsession, femme fatale, gays and lesbians, romance, rise to the top, couple relations, destructive relationship, infidelity, love affair, love triangle, sexual relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: europe, france, paris france, egypt, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.0
 6K
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: serious, sexual, erotic, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: prostitute, love affair, social differences, fall in love, love and romance, society, lovers reunited, obsession, couple relations, romance, infidelity, sexual relations ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: asia, hong kong, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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, stylized, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, love affair, neighbor, newspaper, adultery, loneliness, forbidden love, extramarital affair, marriage, romance, secretary, coincidence ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1966, year 1962
Place: hong kong, singapore, asia, shanghai, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 6.8
 8K
M. Butterfly (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
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, stylized ...
Plot: opera, betrayal, culture clash, transvestism, communism, politics, romance, fall in love, opera singer, espionage, actor's life, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: china, asia, europe, france, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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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, gloomy, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: parents and children, crimes, dishonesty, love and romance, romance, addiction, society, unfulfillment, couples, family relations, power relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: china, asia, shanghai, tokyo, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Comrades: Almost a Love Story (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Jun arrives in Hong Kong from mainland China, hoping to be able to earn enough money to marry his girlfriend back home. He meets the streetwise Qiao and they become friends. As friendship turns into love, problems develop, and although they seem ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, fall in love, romance, love and romance, urban, couples, friends, couple relations, love affair, tragic love, culture clash, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Days of Being Wild (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The movie is set in Hong Kong and the Philippines in 1960. Yuddy, or 'York' in English, is a playboy in Hong Kong and is well-known for stealing girls' hearts and breaking them. His first victim is Li Zhen who suffered emotional and ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: love triangle, sailor, fight, radio, underwear, kiss, drink, rain, beating, romance, looking for love, prostitution ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: hong kong, asia, macau, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.9
 14K
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: sexy, sexual, realistic, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: femme fatale, infidelity, love triangle, forbidden love, dangerous attraction, obsession, scandal, extramarital affair, voyeur, politician, sex, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: paris france, brussels belgium, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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, realistic, sentimental, touching
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: train, couple relations, infidelity, romance, love affair, love triangle, countryside, fall in love, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, frame up ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, gloomy ...
Plot: love and romance, infidelity, love triangle, society, fall in love, love affair, obsession, couple relations, couples, betrayal, wealth, millionaire ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s, post world war one
Place: new york, usa, long island, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.2
 2K
Lan Yu (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A love story between a country boy in Beijing to study and a wealthy businessman set against the backdrop of the 1989 Tiananmen Square incident
Style: serious, realistic, touching, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: love affair, social differences, romance, gay relationship, love and romance, society, couples, fighting the system, politics, gays and lesbians, couple relations, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1989
Place: china, asia, shanghai china, america, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: emotional, captivating, touching, serious, stylized ...
Plot: couple relations, infidelity, love and romance, crumbling marriage, marriage, loveless marriage, doctor, couples, society, redemption, cholera, epidemic ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: china, asia, shanghai, shanghai china, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.9
 4K
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, serious, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: seduction, waitress, jealousy, pizza, obesity, small town, parents and children, unfulfilled love, sexual fantasy, rejection, fast food restaurant, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york state, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: clever, serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: tragedy, love, adultery, lieutenant, actress, romance, postmodernism, destructive relationship, love affair, love and romance, couples, infidelity ...
Time: 19th century, 80s, victorian, 20th century, victorian era ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: 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, sexual, erotic, serious, clever ...
Plot: infidelity, waitress, photographer, fondling, fall in love, surgeon, love triangle, friendship, womanizer, mistress, invasion, romance ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: switzerland, europe, soviet union, prague, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.8
 18K
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: atmospheric, emotional, stylized, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: homosexuality, gays and lesbians, friendship, romance, alienation, fall in love, gender, friends, love and romance, loneliness, couples, fish out of water ...
Time: 90s
Place: argentina, hong kong, asia, latin america, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The House of the Spirits (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Portugal, Germany, Denmark, USA, France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A rancher, his clairvoyant wife and their family face turbulent years in South America.
Style: epic, emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: estate, coup d'etat, farm, paranormal phenomena, revolution, political unrest, politics, poisoning, gold, dictatorship, conservative, generation gap ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: latin america, chile, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: atmospheric, stylized, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gender bending, gays and lesbians, opera, friendship, love triangle, prostitute, suicide, communism, actor, homosexual, teacher, marriage ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 40s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: china, asia, japan, beijing china, taiwan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 7.9
 14K
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, serious, realistic, thought provoking, psychological ...
Plot: translator, alienation, human nature, couple relations, romance, destructive relationship, infidelity, love affair, urban, love triangle, parents and children, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: italy, europe, usa, los angeles, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.3
 4K
Coming Home (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Lu and Feng are a devoted couple forced to separate when Lu is arrested and sent to a labor camp as a political prisoner during the Cultural Revolution. He finally returns home only to find that his beloved wife no longer remembers him.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, atmospheric, emotional
Plot: homecoming, estrangement, arranged marriage, labor camp, hopes, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, redemption, couple relations, love triangle, parents and children, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 20th century
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: clever, gloomy, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, couples, family relations, love triangle, pregnancy, romance, love affair, parents and children, haunted by the past, fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: serious, atmospheric, stylized, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, rich and poor, power relations, couple relations, forbidden love, betrayal, death, romance, social differences, fall in love, ambition, dishonesty ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era, 19th century, 1920s
Place: england, london, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.6
 3K
Happiness (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 79 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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy, sentimental ...
Plot: romance, crumbling marriage, couple relations, infidelity, love affair, new wave, love triangle, love and romance, couples, fall in love, dishonesty, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, france, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 7.7
 20K
Fallen Angels (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In this bifurcated crime narrative, a disillusioned hitman attempts to escape from his violent lifestyle against the wishes of his partner, who is infatuated with him, and an eccentric mute repeatedly encounters, then subsequently falls for, a ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Plot: hitman, mute or deaf, love, assassin, couples, drifter, killer, gambling, bar, cigarette smoking, one last job, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: hong kong, asia, mcdonald's restaurant, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Springtime in a Small Town (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong, France, Netherlands
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In a mansion decimated during World War II, a frustrated, bored housewife, Yuwen, is torn between caring for her ailing husband and her longing for a former sweetheart, a doctor who has come to treat her husband.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, love triangle, crumbling marriage, introspection, romance, couple relations, unfulfilled love, road not taken, dull life, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples ...
Time: 40s
Place: china, asia, shanghai china, shanghai
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 8.1
 198K
Before Sunset (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
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: talky, realistic, witty, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, romance, journalist, marriage, reunion, french, cafe, lovers reunited, walking, love of one's life, urban, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, warsaw poland, budapest hungary, india ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Looking for Cheyenne (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Cheyenne, a journalist, decides to leave Paris after being laid off and to settle down in the middle of nowhere, far from the society she hates.The trouble is that she leaves Sonia, her true love, behind. The latter, a teacher who loves her job, ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, sexual, sexy ...
Plot: lesbian relationship, lesbian, countryside, politics, ghost, true love, writer's life, romance, couple relations, homosexuality, singleness, unfulfilled love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, cleveland ohio, brazil, bolivia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 8.1
 226K
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, romantic, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, young lovers, tourist, romance, coincidence, french, urban, hopes, walking, sunrise, love and romance, introspection ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: austria, vienna, europe, budapest hungary, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.0
 13K
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: touching, sentimental, romantic, sad, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love story, romance, cancer, couple relations, human nature, leukemia, parents and children, social differences, unfulfillment, father son relationship, life & death, doctors ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.8
 786
Bishonen (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Stephen Fung and Daniel Wu play a male prostitute and policeman who fall in love with tragic consequences. Partly inspired by a notorious real-life scandal in which porn photos of Hong Kong policemen - in (and out of) uniform - were found in the ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy, sexual
Plot: gays and lesbians, love and romance, romance, fall in love, prostitute, investigation, dangerous attraction, looking for love, teenage life, gender, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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