Movies like Happy Together 1997

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Happy Together (1997)
 7.8
 19K
Happy Together (1997)
Original name: 春光乍洩
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: stylized, atmospheric, emotional, gloomy, serious, captivating, realistic, ambiguous ending, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Plot: homosexuality, friendship, alienation, gays and lesbians, romance, angel, prostitute, couple relations, love and romance, looking for love, destructive relationship, fall in love, couples, lifestyle, gender, disorder, fish out of water, longing, loneliness, love, gay, drinking, depression, friends, dancing ...
Time: 90s
Place: argentina, hong kong, latin america, asia, buenos aires argentina

Most similar movies to Happy Together

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, melancholic and talky films with plots about love and romance, couples, romance, loneliness, drinking, catastrophe and death mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres. Some movies like Happy Together: Days of Being Wild (1990), Chungking Express (1994), 2046 (2004), In the Mood for Love (2000), Come Undone (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, realistic, captivating, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: love triangle, underwear, rain, fight, sailor, drink, radio, beating, romance, kiss, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: hong kong, asia, macau, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Chungking Express (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two melancholy Hong Kong policemen fall in love: one with a mysterious female underworld figure, the other with a beautiful and ethereal server at a late-night restaurant he frequents.
Style: stylized, surreal, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: femme fatale, romance, girlfriend, loneliness, disguise, heroin, pineapple, flight attendant, confined, dreams, urban, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia, california, taiwan, mcdonald's restaurant ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 7.5
 47K
2046 (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Hong Kong, China, France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Women enter and exit a science fiction author's life, over the course of a few years, after the author loses the woman he considers his one true love.
Style: stylized, futuristic, atmospheric, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: womanizer, coincidence, old friend, haunted by the past, symbolism, train, writer's life, romance, time travel, lovers, couples, looking for love ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 21st century, 1960s, 2040s ...
Place: hong kong, china, singapore, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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, art house, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: love affair, infidelity, loneliness, newspaper, adultery, marriage, extramarital affair, forbidden love, coincidence, neighbor, romance, guilt ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1962, year 1966
Place: hong kong, singapore, asia, shanghai, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 6.7
 5K
Come Undone (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Story of two gorgeous, young French boys who begin a passionate relationship that boils over and threatens to destroy both their lives. Shy Mathieu is 18-years-old and on summer vacation in the south of France. He spends his days lazily sunning ...
Style: sexual, emotional, realistic, gloomy, sentimental ...
Plot: gay, coming out, depression, beach, gays and lesbians, romance, coming of age, dysfunctional family, sexual relations, fall in love, love affair, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, frankfurt germany, france, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: gender bending, gays and lesbians, opera, friendship, communism, marriage, teacher, prostitute, actor, homosexual, suicide, love triangle ...
Time: 60s, 20s, 40s, 30s, 70s ...
Place: china, asia, japan, beijing china, taiwan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
My Blueberry Nights (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, China, France, USA
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, atmospheric, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: loneliness, waitress, bar, romance, introspection, couple relations, love and romance, self discovery, hopes, life is a bitch, drifter, poker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cross country, nevada, memphis, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 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: realistic, captivating, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: older man younger man relationship, social differences, gender, lifestyle, lovers reunited, society, gays and lesbians, romance, love and romance, couple relations, computers and web, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1989
Place: china, asia, beijing china, east berlin east germany, shanghai china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 5K
Three Times (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Taiwan
Duration: 139 min.
Story: There are three stories of women and men: in "A Time for Love" set in 1966, a soldier searches for a young woman he met one afternoon playing pool; "A Time for Freedom," set in a bordello in 1911, revolves around a singer's ...
Style: touching, gloomy, sentimental, thought provoking, emotional ...
Plot: longing, soldier, motorcycle, brothel, love and romance, gays and lesbians, wartime life, romance, fall in love, unfulfillment, social differences, society ...
Time: 1910s, 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1966 ...
Place: shanghai, taipei, taiwan, shanghai china
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.7
 21K
Fallen Angels (1995)
Genre: Comedy, 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, mysterious, serious, meditative ...
Plot: hitman, one last job, love, assassin, couples, killer, criminal heroes, love affair, partners in crime, couple relations, crimes, dangerous ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: hong kong, asia, mcdonald's restaurant, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.3
 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, realistic, sentimental, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: politics, romance, terminal illness, couples, fall in love, city life, unfulfillment, love and romance, couple relations, urban, human nature, introspection ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: hong kong, asia, china, north korea, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Two modern-day cowboys meet on a shepherding job in the summer of '63, the two share a raw and powerful summer together that turns into a lifelong relationship conflicting with the lives they are supposed to live.
Style: melancholic, emotional, touching, sexy, captivating ...
Plot: homosexuality, gay relationship, gays and lesbians, forbidden love, tragic love, gay, cowboy, gay slur, homosexual, love and romance, unlikely couple, male nudity ...
Time: 1960s, 80s, 20th century, 60s, 70s ...
Place: usa, wyoming, texas, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, emotional, realistic, tense, psychological ...
Plot: friendship, midlife crisis, couples, human nature, love and romance, romance, unfulfillment, hopes, couple relations, life is a bitch, terminal illness, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, tokyo, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Longtime Companion (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Longtime Companion follows the lives of a small circle of friends from the first mention of the disease in the New York Times in 1981. First referred to as "Gay-Related-Immune-Disorder," we watch the effect of the disease as it devastates ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: aids, friendship, gay, friends, lifestyle, gender, couples, couple relations, love and romance, gays and lesbians, unfulfillment, writer's life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, captivating, gloomy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: opium, blackmail, addiction, society, unfulfillment, parents and children, romance, crimes, destructive relationship, gangsters, master and servant, siblings relations ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: shanghai, china, asia, tokyo, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.9
 15K
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, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Plot: translator, alienation, urban, human nature, lifestyle, society, materialism, rise and fall, infidelity, love triangle, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: italy, usa, europe, los angeles, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.4
 4K
Head On (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Nineteen-year-old Ari confronts both his sexuality and his Greek family. Ari despises his once-beloved parents, former radical activists, for having entombed themselves in insular tradition. Ari is obsessed with gay sex, although he does make an ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, drug abuse, coming out, friendship, unemployment, racism, bisexuality, family life, sexual relations, love and romance, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: melbourne, australia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
A Thousand Peace Clouds Encircle the Sky (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A teenager discovers that mending a broken heart is no simple thing in this independent romantic drama from Mexico. Gerardo (Juan Carlos Ortuno), a 17-year-old who has recently embraced his homosexuality, has just parted ways with his first serious ...
Style: erotic, touching, gloomy, sexual, serious ...
Plot: breakup, lgbt, gay, love and romance, life is a bitch, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment, city life, sexual relations, teenage life, strong sexual content, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Friends of painter Jean-Baptiste Emmerich gather at a Paris railroad station for a four-hour journey to Limoges, where Emmerich wanted to be buried. The dozen travelers include art historian François and his lover Louis, who develops an interest in ...
Style: realistic, talky, psychological, serious, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, gays and lesbians, contests and competitions, couple relations, love and romance, dealing with death, transvestism, friends, haunted by the past, gender, couples, midlife crisis ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, paris france, egypt, cambodia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.8
 801
Bishonen (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 111 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: realistic, serious, atmospheric, sexual, gloomy
Plot: love and romance, gays and lesbians, life is a bitch, dangerous attraction, fall in love, romance, looking for love, couples, teenage life, prostitute, gender, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.8
 7K
Somersault (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Australian teenager Heidi is left with little choice but to leave home after she's caught red-handed with her mother's boyfriend. With few options, Heidi ends up in Jindabyne, a tourist community. Upon meeting Joe at a bar, she pursues a ...
Style: psychological, emotional, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, self discovery, gas station, friendship, teenage life, couples, love and romance, youth, teenager, misfit, romance, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
A Heart of Stone (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Beautiful violin virtuoso Camille has two obsessions: the music of Ravel, and a friend of her husband's who crafts violins. But his heart seems to be as cold as her playing is passionate.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, gloomy, enigmatic ...
Plot: obsession, love, love triangle, violin, girl, romance, unfulfilled love, musician's life, couples, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france, geneva switzerland, hungary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Steam: The Turkish Bath (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, Turkey, Spain
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Francesco and Marta run a husband-and-wife design company in Rome. When Francesco's aunt dies in Instanbul he travels there to sort out the hamam turkish steam bath that she left him. He finds a love and warmth in his realtives' Instanbul ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, sincere, reflective ...
Plot: gay, coming out, murder, homosexuality, culture clash, self discovery, vengeance, love and romance, pregnancy, human nature, society, fish out of water ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: turkey, italy, middle east, istanbul turkey, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Just a Question of Love (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After his gay cousin dies from hepatitis, young Laurent, who lives with his best friend Carole, falls in love with Cedric, a plant scientist. He's afraid to inform his conservative parents that he is gay.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming out, homosexuality, gays and lesbians, gay, couples, love and romance, fall in love, lifestyle, gay slur, secret love, parents and children, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Grandmaster (2013)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Ip Man's peaceful life in Foshan changes after Gong Yutian seeks an heir for his family in Southern China. Ip Man then meets Gong Er who challenges him for the sake of regaining her family's honor. After the Second Sino-Japanese War, Ip ...
Style: stylized, gloomy, captivating, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, starvation, loss of daughter, kung fu master, fist fighting, instructor, heroes, heir heiress, rainy, opponent, rivalry ...
Time: 30s, 50s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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: realistic, erotic, sexual, sexy, stylized ...
Plot: prostitute, lovers reunited, social differences, society, fall in love, love and romance, love affair, master and servant, sexual relations, obsession, lifestyle, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: hong kong, asia, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A New York couple's relationship is tested after the loss of their child. This film is the wide-released combination of the original two :him and :her volumes that premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.
Style: serious, sincere, touching, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, couple relations, love and romance, crumbling marriage, romance, couples, postmodernism, disintegration, love affair, life turned upside down, family relations, breakup ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, connecticut, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
His Secret Life (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When Antonia's husband Massimo is killed in a car accident, she accidentally discovers that he has been having a same-sex affair with a produce wholesaler named Michele.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: aids, transsexual, friendship, infidelity, gays and lesbians, couples, understanding, human nature, gender, fairy, friends, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: rome italy, milan italy, istanbul turkey, spain, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
He's a Woman, She's a Man (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Wing is a devoted fan of popular singer Rose who is involved in a topsy-turvy relationship with her charismatic producer Sam. Willing to go to any length to meet Rose, the willowy Wing disguises herself as a man, and with a twist of fate is chosen ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, witty, sexual ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: gender bending, dishonesty, musician's life, couples, hidden identity, love triangle, farce, obsession, celebrity culture, gays and lesbians, unfulfillment, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.7
 9K
High Art (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young female intern at a small magazine company becomes involved with a drug-addicted lesbian photographer, both of whom seek to exploit each other for their respective careers, while slowly falling in love with each other.
Style: sexual, sincere, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: lesbian, couples, photographer, magazine, drug abuse, addiction, romance, love, drugs/alcohol, love affair, gays and lesbians, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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