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Hanezu (2011)
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Hanezu (2011)
Original name: 朱花の月
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on a Japanese novel written by Masako Bando, the story revolves around Kayoko who lives with one man (Tetsuya) but is in love with another (Takumi).
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: village life, social differences, village, society, human nature, social relations, love, male female relationship, mountain, pregnancy, pregnant woman, sculptor, religions or cults, nature, female director, bicycle, fire
Time: 21st century, contemporary, ancient history
Place: japan, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and contemplative films with plots about society, village, social relations, family relations, village life, human nature and couples mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Hanezu: August Winds (2014), The Deserted Station (2002), Homeland (2014), Café Lumière (2003), Vanaja (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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August Winds (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Shirley has left the big city to live in a small seaside town and look after her elderly grandmother. She drives a tractor on a local coconut plantation, loves rock music and wants to be a tattoo artist. She feels trapped in the tiny coastal ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, sincere, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: couples, couple relations, village life, village, realism, social relations, large penis, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, care, nudity (full frontal - brief), dealing with death, sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil
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95%
The Deserted Station (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 93 min.
Story: On a pilgrimage to Mashad from Tehran, a couple's transportation breaks down, far from any major town. The husband, a photographer, seeks help at a nearby village and encounters a teacher who offers to help. Whilst the husband and teacher go ...
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: teacher, prodigy, self discovery, on the road, society, human nature, youth, teachers and students, isolation, religions or cults, village, train ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran, middle east
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89%
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Homeland (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When Jiro Sawada was a sophomore in high school he was framed for something he did not do. Afterwards, he left his hometown in a small village in Fukushima Prefecture. After the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, Jiro Sawada goes back to his ...
Style: touching, serious, atmospheric, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: family problems, family relations, dishonesty, youth, village, frame up, high school life, village life, tsunami
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Café Lumière (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, Taiwan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Making her way through life by forming superficial relationships, Yoko (Japanese pop idol Yo Hitoto) keeps everyone at arm's length, whether it's her father (Nanji Kobayashi) and stepmother (Kimiko Yo) or Hajime (Tadanobu Asano), the owner ...
Style: psychological, sincere, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: train, pregnancy, love and romance, family life, friendship, lifestyle, youth, writer's life, family relations, single mother, cafe, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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 7.2
 471
Vanaja (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: India, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Set in rural South India, a place where social barriers are built stronger than fort walls, VANAJA explores the chasm that divides classes as a young girl struggles to come of age.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: student film
Plot: pregnancy, coming of age, couples, village, teenage life, youth, society, family relations, injustice, dancing, rape, caste system ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Colossal Youth (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal, France, Switzerland
Duration: 156 min.
Story: After the Portuguese government demolishes his slum and relocates him to a housing project on the outskirts of Lisbon, 75-year-old Cape Verde immigrant Ventura wanders between his new and old homes, reconnecting with people from his past.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, human nature, life is a bitch, misfit, hopes, starting over, urban ghetto life, addiction, immigrants, husband wife relationship, settler, urban ghetto ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, portugal, lisbon portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Hitler's Grave (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Asia is a young Iranian woman whose brother has been tortured in prisons of the Islamic Republic of Iran during the recent controversial presidential elections in Iran. She goes to Berlin to find the grave of Hitler fulfilling a promise made to her ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, contemplative, tense
Plot: strong female presence, society, political unrest, religions or cults, rabbi, iranian, promise
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran, europe, germany, middle east, berlin germany
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67%
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Go (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Isao Yukisada spins this gritty coming-of-age tale about Sugihara, a Japanese-born, third-generation Korean who struggles to find a place in a society that will not accept him. The film begins with Sugihara studying at a Korean junior high school ...
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, sincere, realistic
Plot: racism, coming of age, teenage love, youth, society, fish out of water, parents and children, high school life, boxing, teenage life, social differences, sport team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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One Million Yen Girl (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A 21-year-old girl is released from prison, only to deal with the neighborhood gossip about her and family conflicts. She decides to save one million yen, move to where no one knows her and keep repeating the process.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: starting over, haunted by the past, social misfits, hopes, society, couples, social relations, love, guilt, liar, roommate, coworker relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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The Pool (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A boy in abject poverty works in a hotel and becomes obsessed with a swimming pool in the opulent hills of Panjim, Goa, India. His life gets turned upside-down when he attempts to meet the mysterious family who lives at the house.
Style: touching, sincere, thought provoking, realistic, contemplative
Plot: hotel, social differences, obsession, human nature, rich and poor, social relations, society, master and servant, illiteracy, orphan, friendship, poverty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india, goa india
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Broken Silence (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Winter, 1944. Lucía at 21 returns to her small village in the mountains. She again meets Manuel, a young iron-smith who helps "those in the mountain", the "maquis", the anti-Franco resistance. Lucía is attracted to Manual, ...
Style: emotional, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: fall in love, heroes, society, against humanity, rebelliousness, political unrest, small town, politics, love and romance, pregnancy, repression, resistance ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.9
 300
When the Night (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After meeting during their vacation, two young people with solitary lives suddenly come into a relationship that could benefit both of them.
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, touching, contemplative
Plot: love and romance, family relations, mountain, unfulfilled love, fall in love, parents and children, haunted by the past, unfulfillment, female director, snow, mother son relationship
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The White Nights of Postman Aleksey Tryapitsyn (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The film represents life in a godforsaken Russian village. The only way to reach the mainland is to cross the lake by boat and a postman became the only connection with the outside world. A reserved community has been set up here. Despite the modern ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, neorealism, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: village life, realism, isolated place, social relations, isolation, village, loneliness, social decay, landscape, society, fish, postman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Orphan (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, France, Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A Chilean family deals with the new values in a quickly changing world.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: social differences, family problems, family relations, society, hopes, parents and children, introspection, human spirit, family life, village, family in crisis, poverty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chile, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Hold Back (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Paris, today. Dorcy, a young black Christian, wants to marry Sabrina, a young North African. It what would be a simple matter if it weren't for the fact that Sabrina has 40 brothers and that this easygoing wedding has crystallized a taboo ...
Style: sincere, contemplative, realistic, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: family relations, interracial relations, forbidden love, immigrants, love and romance, human nature, impossible love, family in crisis, society, family problems, unfulfillment, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Ballad of Narayama (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In a small village in a valley everyone who reaches the age of 70 must leave the village and go to a certain mountain top to die. If anyone should refuse he/she would disgrace their family. Old Orin is 69. This winter it is her turn to go to the ...
Style: bleak, gloomy, realistic, serious, meditative ...
Plot: village, mountain, elderly, golden years, life is a bitch, society, family relations, left to die, human nature, family life, down on your luck, village life ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Three-Step Dance (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Four separate-but-interconnected stories - one for each season - about life in Sardinia.
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: countryside, social relations, clergy, island, homecoming, village life, village, wedding, father daughter relationship, sea, sexual content, adult virgin ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.2
 767
Found Memories (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, Argentina, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Each citizen of Jotuomba plays an integral role in village life. Madalena is responsible for baking bread; each morning she stacks her rolls as Antonio prepares the coffee. The two share a morning ritual of arguments and insults, followed by an ...
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, contemplative, touching ...
Plot: aging, elderly, death, nudity (full frontal - brief), dealing with death, society, village life, village, haunted by the past, social relations, golden years, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 6.9
 75
Dance Town (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A North Korean refugee, Jung-Nim, is trying to find a new life in South Korea, with people suspecting that she is a spy.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, touching, contemplative ...
Plot: starting over, social differences, injustice, couples, life is a bitch, society, state affairs, dishonesty, forceful separation, political corruption, human nature, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, south korea, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 8.0
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Labour of Love (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Set in the crumbling environs of Calcutta, Labour of Love is a lyrical unfolding of two ordinary lives suspended in the duress of a spiralling recession.
Style: atmospheric, sincere, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: love and romance, working class, romance, society, couples, couple relations, introspection, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment, bittersweet, solitude, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Black Rain (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The story of the aftermath of the Hiroshima bombing, based on Masuji Ibuse's novel.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: survival, world war two, radiation sickness, atomic bomb, nuclear war, village life, parents and children, village, terminal illness, couple relations, innocence lost, war ...
Place: asia, japan, hiroshima japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Toronto Stories (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Various lives intersect over the course of 48 hours in Canada's largest and most culturally diverse city.
Style: realistic, serious, anthology, sentimental, sincere
Plot: social relations, city life, human nature, friendship, chess, boy, male female relationship, big city life, immigrants, lifestyle, urban, window washer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
A Long and Happy Life (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Sascha lives in a village on the Kola Peninsular in northern Russia and dedicatedly manages what is left of an old collective farm. He gets on well with his farm workers who respect him and also tolerate his more or less clandestine love-affair with ...
Style: bleak, realistic, stylized, serious, sad ...
Plot: village, farm, society, rebelliousness, social relations, injustice, rebellion, hopes, depression, justice, alcohol, alcoholic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 7.2
 8
Scorn (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Scorn takes a look into the trials and tribulations of a group of people dealing with relationships, love, pain and friendship during the course of one year.
Style: sincere, emotional, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: family problems, introspection, destructive relationship, human nature, couple relations, couples, bittersweet, unfulfillment, love, abuse, urban, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.0
 589
The Salesman (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: With an enthralling central performance by Gilbert Sicotte, this masterful debut feature examines the life of the top car salesman in a fading Quebec town as events challenge the 67-year-old’s sense of identity and the meaning of life at the most ...
Style: sincere, emotional, sentimental, realistic, touching ...
Plot: obsession, aging, working class, retiring, social relations, workplace situations, small town, elderly, society, bittersweet, humble, small town life
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.0
 280
Amexicano (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A look at the bond between an illegal immigrant and a blue-collar Italian-American from Queens.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: friendship, social differences, immigrants, society, deportation, working class, human nature, unemployment, culture clash, interracial friendship, unrequited love, unlikely hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Uncertainty Principle (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Having lost her place among the social elite, a widow remarries and starts a family.
Style: contemplative, realistic, cynical, talky, stylized ...
Plot: starting over, estate, hopes, destiny, rich and poor, infidelity, down on your luck, social differences, couples, life is a bitch, dishonesty, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Mila from Mars (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bulgaria
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Fleeing an abusive relationship, Mila, a teen prostitute, finds herself in a border town, pregnant, alone, and, to her surprise, welcome. The remote village is on a marijuana plantation run by a group of elderly men and women. Not having known much ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, offbeat
Plot: on the run, haunted by the past, starting over, teenage life, social relations, youth, drug dealing, village, teenage pregnancy, orphan, marijuana, village life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, bulgaria
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
About Her Brother (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Ginko’s younger brother Tetsuro, a failed comedian, is the oddball of the family. Embarrassing, loud and plain inappropriate at times causes Ginko to disown him. The two reunite when she discovers Tetsuro is terminally ill. Tetsuro’s impending ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: reunion, family relations, family problems, human nature, unfulfillment, family feud, redemption, bittersweet, siblings relations, terminal illness, hopes, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Above Us Only Sky (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A woman discovers the man she has lived with for years is not who she thought he was...
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: couple relations, starting over, betrayal, hopes, dishonesty, couples, longing, human nature, love, lie, death of husband, suicide ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%