Movies like Chungking Express

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Chungking Express (1994)
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Chungking Express
Original name: 重慶森林
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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, atmospheric, surreal, serious, melancholic, reflective, enigmatic, offbeat, meditative, realistic ...
Plot: romance, loneliness, obsession, dreams, isolation, destiny, memory, drugs/alcohol, love, hotel, relationships, girlfriend, love story, fall in love, city life, existentialism, dialogue, urban, storytelling, eccentricity, flight attendant, confined, stylish, solitude, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: hong kong, california, asia, tokyo, taiwan, mcdonald's restaurant
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Happy Together
Drama, Romance
Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea
96 min.
 7.8
2046
Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Hong Kong, China, France, Italy, Germany
129 min.
 7.5
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out enigmatic, melancholic, talky and serious films with plots about culture clash, loneliness, relationships, storytelling, dialogue, catastrophe and existentialism mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres. Some movies like Chungking Express: Fallen Angels (1995), In the Mood for Love (2000), Happy Together (1997), 2046 (2004), Days of Being Wild (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Fallen Angels
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: hong kong, asia, tokyo, mcdonald's restaurant
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In the Mood for Love
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, melancholic, serious, meditative ...
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Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1966, year 1962
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Happy Together
Genre: Drama, Romance
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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, stylized, emotional, melancholic, serious ...
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    User:   76%
 
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2046
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.
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Plot: writer's life, romance, loneliness, womanizer, love, relationships, hotel, androids, memory, existentialism, love story, human nature ...
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Days of Being Wild
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, melancholic, meditative, enigmatic ...
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Place: hong kong, asia, tokyo, macau
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The Grandmaster
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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 ...
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    User:   37%
 
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Style: stylized, atmospheric, epic, serious, meditative ...
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    User:   46%
 
Reconstruction
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Late one evening Alex suddenly abandons his girlfriend, Simone, to pursue the beautiful Aimee. In his encounter with Aimee time and place dissolve for him and he becomes a stranger to Simone, to whom he cannot return.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, clever, serious, stylized ...
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 8.1
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3-Iron
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Country: South Korea, Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young man, whose only possession is a motorcycle, spends his time riding around the city looking for empty apartments. After finding one, he hangs out for a while, fixing himself something to eat, washing laundry or making small repairs in return. ...
Style: stylized, touching, serious, meditative, cerebral ...
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System:   34%
    User:   41%
 
 7.7
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Dolls
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Style: emotional, bleak, serious, meditative, surreal ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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System:   34%
    User:   32%
 
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Country: France, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: stylized, atmospheric, surreal, witty, semi serious ...
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    User:   32%
 
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Plot: romance, crumbling marriage, relationships, love, marriage, existentialism, introspection, dancing, loneliness, couple relations, dialogue, love affair ...
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    User:   31%
 
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Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Plot: romance, culture clash, death, city life, love, love and romance, adultery, love story, urban, obsession, relationships, society ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   28%
 
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L'Eclisse
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, enigmatic, melancholic, reflective ...
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Place: italy, europe, usa, los angeles, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   24%
 
Japanese Story
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Country: Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Against the background of an Australian desert landscape, so much space and so few people, Sandy, a geologist, and Hiromitsu, a Japanese businessman, play out a story of human inconsequence in the face of the blistering universe. The end of the ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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What Time Is It There?
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan, France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When a young street vendor with a grim home life meets a woman on her way to Paris, they forge an instant connection. He changes all the clocks in Taipei to French time.
Style: atmospheric, serious, enigmatic, melancholic, meditative ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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System:   26%
    User:   21%
 
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Besieged
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When an African dictator jails her husband, Shandurai goes into exile in Italy, studying medicine and keeping house for Mr. Kinsky, an eccentric English pianist and composer. She lives in one room of his Roman palazzo. He besieges her with flowers, ...
Style: stylized, erotic, serious, melancholic, realistic ...
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Time: 90s
Place: africa, italy, europe, tokyo, rome italy
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Red Firecracker, Green Firecracker
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A woman inherits her father's fireworks factory, as he had no son. The business does well and everything works in an orderly fashion until one day, an itinerant painter is hired to decorate the doors and vases at the factory. The woman, ...
Style: serious, realistic, melancholic, enigmatic, talky ...
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Time: 1910s
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System:   25%
    User:   28%
 
 7.8
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Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: bleak, stylized, serious, melancholic, meditative ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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System:   25%
    User:   28%
 
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Thieves
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
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Style: erotic, serious, sexual, realistic, enigmatic ...
Plot: crime, obsession, male nudity, investigation, neo noir, character study, relationships, gangsters, couple relations, life philosophy, pornography, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
Place: france
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System:   24%
    User:   28%
 
Monsieur Hire
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A French man spies on a lovely younger woman across the way. When he's spotted by the woman shortly after being questioned by the police about a local murder, the man simple life becomes more complicated.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, sexy, suspense, serious ...
Plot: murder, voyeurism, obsession, serial killer, investigation, mystery, loneliness, french, femme fatale, neo noir, crime, amateur detective ...
Time: 80s
Place: france
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Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: atmospheric, stylized, serious, melancholic, realistic ...
Plot: crime, prison escape, death, storytelling, prison, on the road, fugitives, kidnapping, bank robbery, crimes, love and romance, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: texas, usa
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System:   23%
    User:   19%
 
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Faithless
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, Italy, Germany, Finland, Norway
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Scripted by Ingmar Bergman, this very personal film is about a destructive affair which wrecks the marriage of an actress (Marianne) and musician (Markus). Wanting to continue the affair, Marianne moves in with her lover. But she is tormented by ...
Style: psychological, serious, gloomy, melancholic, reflective ...
Plot: infidelity, adultery, betrayal, loneliness, relationships, swedish, guilt, romance, love affair, marriage, parents and children, solitude ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: denmark, france, sweden, tokyo, paris france
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System:   23%
    User:   23%
 
The Lovers on the Bridge
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Set against Paris' oldest bridge, the Pont Neuf, while it was closed for repairs, this film is a love story between two young vagrants: Alex, a would be circus performer addicted to alcohol and sedatives and Michele, a painter driven to a life ...
Style: stylized, serious, gloomy, romantic, enigmatic ...
Audience: date night
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Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: europe, france, tokyo, paris france
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System:   22%
    User:   21%
 
A Short Film About Love
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Poland
Duration: 87 min.
Story: 19-year-old Tomek whiles away his lonely life by spying on his opposite neighbour Magda through binoculars. She's an artist in her mid-thirties, and appears to have everything - not least a constant stream of men at her beck and call. But when ...
Style: realistic, clever, sexual, serious, bleak ...
Plot: obsession, voyeurism, love, loneliness, stalking, adultery, relationships, love story, unfulfilled love, tragedy, pornography, life philosophy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, poland, warsaw poland
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System:   22%
    User:   26%
 
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Cairo Time
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, Ireland, Egypt
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In Cairo on her own as she waits for her husband, Juliette finds herself caught in a whirlwind romance with his friend Tareq, a retired cop. As Tareq escorts Juliette around the city, they find themselves in the middle of a brief affair that catches ...
Style: touching, serious, atmospheric, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hotel, love, marriage, fall in love, loneliness, relationships, love story, romance, love affair, love and romance, infidelity, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: egypt, middle east, africa, california, cairo egypt
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System:   22%
    User:   18%
 

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