Movies like Chungking Express

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Chungking Express (1994)
 8.1
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Chungking Express (1994)
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: atmospheric, stylized, surreal, serious, offbeat, realistic, captivating, gloomy, ambiguous ending, melancholic ...
Plot: femme fatale, romance, confined, girlfriend, loneliness, flight attendant, pineapple, disguise, drugs/alcohol, isolation, fall in love, city life, urban, dreams, love and romance, couples, power relations, opposites attract, obsession, heroin, acceptance, officer, encounter, depression, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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, serious, atmospheric and stylized films with plots about romance, love and romance, couples, culture clash, obsession, dialogue and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres. Some movies like Chungking Express: Fallen Angels (1995), Happy Together (1997), In the Mood for Love (2000), Days of Being Wild (1990), 2046 (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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 ⇓
95%
 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 ⇓
73%
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 ⇓
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, 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 ⇓
66%
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 7.5
 46K
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: futuristic, atmospheric, stylized, psychological, serious ...
Plot: womanizer, train, symbolism, writer's life, haunted by the past, romance, coincidence, old friend, break-up, love of one's life, illegal prostitution, regret ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 60s, 1960s, 2040s ...
Place: hong kong, china, singapore, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: captivating, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: friendship, crimes, island, crime, hopes, love and romance, friends, gang, gangsters, unfulfilled love, down on your luck, cousin cousin relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: atmospheric, psychological, clever, serious, realistic ...
Plot: love affair, hotel, destructive relationship, subway, love, romance, urban, life turned upside down, dishonesty, love and romance, unfulfillment, losing-it hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, copenhagen denmark, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, serious, realistic, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: politics, city life, romance, love and romance, urban, society, unfulfillment, couples, human nature, introspection, couple relations, terminal illness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: hong kong, asia, china, beijing china, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, epic, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, fist fighting, kung fu master, starvation, loss of daughter, master warrior, heroes, contests and competitions, wartime life, rivalry, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 50s, 1930s ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: loneliness, poker, bar, waitress, self discovery, romance, drifter, on the road, night, couples, introspection, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, nevada, las vegas, new york, memphis ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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 ⇓
32%
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: serious, offbeat, realistic, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: losing-it hero, urban, unfulfillment, youth, gangsters, juvenile delinquency, introspection, haunted by the past, teenage life, estrangement, coming of age, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1996
Place: hong kong, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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: bleak, stylized, disturbing, rough, serious ...
Plot: taxi driver, coming of age, crime, gang, pimp, poet, gangsters, downfall, drugs/alcohol, innocence lost, urban, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, serious, realistic, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, isolation, urban, unfulfillment, human nature, death in the family, dull life, estrangement, city life, misfit, insomnia, meaningful kiss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: taiwan, asia, hong kong, paris france, taipei ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: atmospheric, stylized, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: fugitives, shooting, river, outlaw, police officer, prison escape, crime, love triangle, chase, on the road, crimes, suitcase full of money ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.9
 2K
Perhaps Love (2005)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: China, Malaysia, Hong Kong
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A love triangle develops during the making of a musical in mainland China.
Style: serious, stylized
Plot: love triangle, underwater scene, screening room, film within a film, cocktail party, filmmaking, martial arts, actor's life, romance, femme fatale, rising to stardom, urban ...
Place: asia, china, hong kong, beijing china, shanghai china
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.7
 24K
Pierrot le Fou (1965)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Pierrot escapes his boring society and travels from Paris to the Mediterranean Sea with Marianne, a girl chased by hit-men from Algeria. They lead an unorthodox life, always on the run.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, surreal, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: new wave, on the road, money, bombing, dock, painting, bullet, infidelity, betrayal, lovers on the run, mediterranean, road trip ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, mediterranean sea, paris france, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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 ⇓
25%
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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 ⇓
25%
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 ⇓
24%
Joe's So Mean to Josephine (1996)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Josephine has her eye on Joe, a hot-headed, petty criminal who taps phones for a living. When she finally worms her way into his heart she realises it's not a nice place to be. But is it too late?
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: romance, fall in love, couples, destructive relationship, breakup, love and romance, break up, canadian, photograph, sex, newspaper, joke ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.4
 15K
Betty Blue (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Betty Blue, a mentally unbalanced and sexually aggressive free spirit who becomes involved with Zorg, a repairman moonlighting as a writer. The two engage in a variety of sexual encounters, and grow more passionate toward each other. Betty finds ...
Style: erotic, sexual, sexy, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: obsession, borderline personality disorder, beach, restaurant, romance, drugs/alcohol, strong sexual content, couple relations, kiss, mental breakdown, femme fatale, destructive relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, europe, paris france, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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 ⇓
23%
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 8.1
 44K
3-Iron (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
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, serious, touching, realistic, tense ...
Plot: destiny, golf, love affair, unsupportive spouse, homeless, family life, young lovers, prison, drifter, romance, domestic violence, invasion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Love the Hard Way (2001)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Claire, a brilliant student, seeks answers to the meaning of life in the calm of her biology laboratory. One day, she meets a mysterious young man, Jack, at the cinema, and is intrigued by his style, assurance and audacity. Apart from his artistic ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy
Plot: crime, love affair, love and romance, couples, opposites attract, cons and scams, student life, fall in love, crimes, dishonesty, neo noir, college ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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 ⇓
22%
An Autumn's Tale (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A story about a New York Chinatown cab driver who falls for college student.
Style: serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, touching
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: college student, immigration, college, love triangle, gambling, immigrants, unlikely couple, romance, opposites attract, redemption, infidelity, urban ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, new york, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Red Firecracker, Green Firecracker (1994)
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 ...
Plot: love triangle, opposites attract, romance, self discovery, forbidden love, destiny, factory, tragic love, true love, road not taken, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: 1910s
Place: china, asia, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Mississippi Mermaid (1969)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Adapted from a story by William Irish, it's a noirish tale of a man who orders a mail-order bride but receives instead a con woman.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy, french noir
Plot: plantation, marriage, island, femme fatale, private detective, on the run, murder, reunion, neo noir, cons and scams, romance, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.4
 27K
Body Heat (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the midst of a searing Florida heat wave, a woman convinces her lover, a small-town lawyer, to murder her rich husband.
Style: sexy, atmospheric, sexual, cynical, clever ...
Plot: femme fatale, murder, neo-noir, neo noir, prison, crime, betrayal, crimes of passion, faked death, lust, protagonist as suspect, smoking ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: florida, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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