Movies like Chungking Express

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Chungking Express (1994)
 8.1
 52K
Chungking Express (1994)
Original name: 重慶森林
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, offbeat, gloomy, serious, captivating, realistic, ambiguous ending, melancholic ...
Plot: femme fatale, romance, girlfriend, loneliness, heroin, disguise, flight attendant, pineapple, confined, dreams, depression, love and romance, officer, fall in love, urban, couples, lifestyle, opposites attract, city life, drugs/alcohol, encounter, power relations, acceptance, obsession, destiny ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia, california, taiwan, mcdonald's restaurant, tokyo

Most similar movies to Chungking Express

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, talky and enigmatic films with plots about loneliness, dialogue, storytelling, relationships, love, life philosophy and mentor mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Chungking Express: Fallen Angels (1995), Happy Together (1997), Days of Being Wild (1990), 2046 (2004), In the Mood for Love (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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
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95%
 7.8
 19K
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: stylized, atmospheric, emotional, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: homosexuality, friendship, alienation, gays and lesbians, romance, angel, fish out of water, prostitute, gender, lifestyle, longing, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: argentina, hong kong, latin america, asia, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 ⇓
63%
 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 ⇓
51%
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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 ⇓
23%
Reconstruction (2003)
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: clever, psychological, atmospheric, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: love affair, hotel, subway, love, romance, dishonesty, disorder, couples, couple relations, love and romance, losing-it hero, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, copenhagen denmark, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
38%
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 ⇓
33%
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Paris, I Love You (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Germany, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Olivier Assayas, Gus Van Sant, Wes Craven and Alfonso Cuaron are among the 20 distinguished directors who contribute to this collection of 18 stories, each exploring a different aspect of Parisian life. The colourful characters in this drama include ...
Style: stylized, sentimental, atmospheric, talky, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: tourist, loneliness, looking for love, dating, love affair, romance, fall in love, new love, couples, encounter, city life, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france, paris france, europe, montmartre paris
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
As Tears Go By (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two parallel stories of Wah caught in the mist of a love affair with his beloved cousin, Ngor and his relationship with his triad brother, Fly, who seems to never fall out of trouble.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, rough
Plot: friendship, gang, friends, island, down on your luck, love and romance, hopes, gangsters, crime, crimes, unfulfilled love, triad ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Last Life in the Universe (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Thailand, Japan, Netherlands
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An obsessive-compulsive Japanese librarian living in Bangkok spends most of his days contemplating suicide in his lifeless apartment. His life changes when he witnesses the death of Nid, seconds before he was about to jump off a bridge. This brings ...
Style: surreal, realistic, serious, dark humor, psychological ...
Plot: suicide attempt, suicide, friendship, library, car accident, couples, death in the family, secret hideout, crimes, love and romance, gangsters, romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia, thailand, bangkok thailand, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
500 Days of Summer (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tom, greeting-card writer and hopeless romantic, is caught completely off-guard when his girlfriend, Summer, suddenly dumps him. He reflects on their 500 days together to try to figure out where their love affair went sour, and in doing so, Tom ...
Style: realistic, humorous, romantic, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: teen drama, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, breakup, couple relations, couples, love, fall in love, architect, unfulfilled love, platonic, heartache, life philosophy, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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 ⇓
28%
Lulu on the Bridge (1998)
Genre: Drama, Music, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This film is about a famous jazz saxophonist, Izzy who's life is forever changed after he is accidentally shot.
Style: atmospheric, sentimental, realistic, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: murder, shooting, saxophonist, jazz, mystery, romance, couples, dishonesty, musician's life, destructive relationship, fall in love, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, milwaukee wisconsin, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
A Lot Like Love (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: On a flight from Los Angeles to New York, Oliver and Emily make a connection, only to decide that they are poorly suited to be together. Over the next seven years, however, they are reunited time and time again, they go from being acquaintances to ...
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: travel, romance, destiny, encounter, love and romance, unfulfilled love, friendship, couple relations, opposites attract, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love story, happy ending ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.3
 4K
Cyclo (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Vietnam, France, Hong Kong
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Follows a young cyclo (bicycle cab) driver on his poverty-driven descent into criminality in modern-day Ho Chi Minh City. The boy's struggles to scratch out a living for his two sisters and grandfather in the mean streets of the city lead to ...
Style: stylized, disturbing, bleak, realistic, rough ...
Plot: taxi driver, coming of age, poet, pimp, gang, gangsters, crime, urban, downfall, innocence lost, youth, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Made in Hong Kong (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The first independent film to emerge from the former British colony since the changeover to China in 1997, Made in Hong Kong is an intoxicating drama about teenage alienation.
Style: realistic, captivating, offbeat, psychological, serious ...
Plot: introspection, teenage life, haunted by the past, right hand man, urban, gangsters, juvenile delinquency, estrangement, youth, coming of age, nihilism, losing-it hero ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1996
Place: hong kong, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Definitely, Maybe (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When Will decides to tell his daughter the story of how he met her mother, he discovers that a second look at the past might also give him a second chance at the future.
Style: sentimental, romantic, sweet, emotional, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: divorce, father daughter relationship, free spirited, lovers, true love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, single father, storytelling, girlfriend, college, journalist, politician ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 90s, 2000s ...
Place: wisconsin, new york, usa, campus, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 6.7
 82K
Inherent Vice (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: In Los Angeles at the turn of the 1970s, drug-fueled detective Larry "Doc" Sportello investigates the disappearance of an ex-girlfriend.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: private investigator, investigation, missing person, crimes, uncover truth, dishonesty, woman in danger, conspiracy, paranoia, obsession, neo noir, drug abuse ...
Time: 1960s, 70s, 20th century, year 1970, year 1967
Place: los angeles, california, usa, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Three Colors: Red (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Switzerland, France, Poland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Part-time model Valentine meets a retired judge who lives in her neighborhood after she runs over his dog. At first the judge gifts Valentine with the dog, but her possessive boyfriend won't allow her to keep it. When she returns with the dog ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: judge, love affair, loneliness, coincidence, model, neighbor, retired, dog, opposites attract, french, isolation, polish ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: english channel, geneva switzerland, switzerland, england, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.8
 94K
The Best Offer (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Virgil Oldman is a world renowned antiques expert and auctioneer. An eccentric genius, he leads a solitary life, going to extreme lengths to keep his distance from the messiness of human relationships. When appointed by the beautiful but emotionally ...
Style: psychological, serious, twist ending, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: loneliness, mysterious character, forgery, obsession, collector, painting, love and romance, old friend, high society, solitude, agoraphobia, adult virgin ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, prague czech republic, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.5
 201K
Garden State (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Andrew returns to his hometown for the funeral of his mother, a journey that reconnects him with past friends. The trip coincides with his decision to stop taking his powerful antidepressants. A chance meeting with Sam - a girl also suffering from ...
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: date night
Plot: psychiatrist, marijuana, depression, friendship, self discovery, romance, family relations, friends, drugs/alcohol, homecoming, funeral, actor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
What Time Is It There? (2001)
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, gloomy, offbeat, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, isolation, insomnia, estrangement, meaningful kiss, dull life, human nature, misfit, lifestyle, urban, masturbation, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, asia, hong kong, paris france, taipei ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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The Princess and the Warrior (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Young nurse Sissi lives a secluded life entirely devoted to her patients at Birkenhof asylum. Her first encounter with ex-soldier and drifter Bodo has a lasting impact. He causes an accident in which he provides first aid, Sissi wonders if he may be ...
Style: emotional, stylized, atmospheric, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: romance, rejection, therapy, coincidence, opposites attract, gas station, bank robbery, nurse, destiny, heist, haunted by the past, drifter ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: germany, europe, australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The tale of an outlaw who escapes from prison and sets out across the Texas hills to reunite with his wife and the daughter he has never met.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: chase, love triangle, river, outlaw, police officer, shooting, fugitives, crime, criminal heroes, romance, family reunited, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.9
 15K
Intermission (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A raucous story of the interweaving lives and loves of small-town delinquents, shady cops, pretty good girls and very bad boys. With Irish guts and grit, lives collide, preconceptions shatter and romance is tested to the extreme. An ill-timed and ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, intense, melancholic ...
Plot: infidelity, crime, crimes, couple relations, irish, love and romance, male female relationship, multiple storylines, justice, unlikely friendships, dishonesty, small town life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Next Stop Wonderland (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A lighthearted story about a man and a woman who seem destined to be together... and the hilarious chain of accidents that seem determined to keep them apart!
Style: clever, sentimental, feel good, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: destiny, romance, breakup, love affair, looking for love, couples, family relations, train ride, singleness, fall in love, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, medical school, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
New York, I Love You (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: New York, I Love You delves into the intimate lives of New Yorkers as they grapple with, delight in and search for love. Journey from the Diamond District in the heart of Manhattan, through Chinatown and the Upper East Side, towards the Village, ...
Style: talky, realistic, sexy, atmospheric, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, city life, couple relations, fall in love, lifestyle, young lovers, looking for love, couples, love affair, old love, young people, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.5
 42K
Buffalo '66 (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Billy is released after five years in prison. In the next moment, he kidnaps teenage student Layla and visits his parents with her, pretending she is his girlfriend and they will soon marry.
Style: dark humor, talky, clever, psychological, tense ...
Plot: kidnapping, bowling, prison, dancer, alienation, ex convict, football, blackmail, debt, bathtub, gambling, strip club ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 8.1
 234K
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, intellectual, realistic, witty, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: coincidence, french, tourist, young lovers, fall in love, romance, stranger, student, young woman, vacation, lifestyle, urban ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: austria, vienna, budapest hungary, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%