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My Mother, the Mermaid (2004)
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My Mother, the Mermaid (2004)
Original name: 인어공주
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Na-young works at a post office and is sick and tired of being around her shamefully unyielding mother and her pushover father who's excessively nice. The only thing that she can look forward to is her trip abroad in a few days. But one day, her father leaves home without any notice. Her mother doesn't care what happens to him and doesn't care to look for him. Na-young has no choice but to give up her dream trip abroad and to search for her father instead. Once she arrives at her parents' hometown, Na-young is shocked to meet someone she'd never expect, even in her dreams.
Style: romantic, captivating, entertaining
Plot: family relations, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, missing father, family secret, search for father, male female relationship, love and romance, romantic relationship, mystery, relationships, husband wife relationship, uncover truth, mother, time travel, wooing, actress playing multiple roles, post office

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, romantic, entertaining and light films with plots about love and romance, male female relationship, relationships, love affair, romantic relationship, family relations and boyfriend girlfriend relationship mostly in Drama, Romance and Fantasy genres. Some movies like My Mother, the Mermaid: Finding Father Christmas (2016), The Happiest Time of My Life (2003), High School Lover (2017), Engaging Father Christmas (2017), Juliet in Love (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Finding Father Christmas (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Christmas for Miranda (Krakow) is a painful reminder of the family she never had. Her mother died when she was young, never revealing the identity of her father. But, three days before Christmas, she unexpectedly receives a clue as to the ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, sweet, entertaining, romantic
Audience: date night
Plot: christmas, family secret, search for father, christmas spirit, love affair, uncover truth, mystery, family relations, romantic relationship, couples, happy ending, love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Happiest Time of My Life (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 104 min.
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High School Lover (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: 17-year-old Kelly falls in love with Christian, an older man, her father tries to intervene before the crush turns into a dangerous obsession.
Style: romantic, captivating, entertaining
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Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Engaging Father Christmas (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: It's Christmas and Miranda leaves Seattle with a suitcase full of presents to join her long- lost family in Carlton Heath, where she will experience the joyful traditions she missed as a child. Last Christmas, Miranda fell in love with Ian, a ...
Style: captivating, light, sweet, romantic, feel good
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Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Juliet in Love (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 89 min.
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Love Affair (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: light, captivating, romantic
Plot: love affair, adultery, love triangle, married woman, love and romance, love story, forbidden love, romantic relationship, shopkeeper, husband wife relationship, adulterous husband, relationships ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Rosy Lovers (2014)
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Lover (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: captivating, romantic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 82 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 118 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 83 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Country: South Korea
Duration: 92 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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