Movies like Japanese Story

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Japanese Story (2003)
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Japanese Story (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 110 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 journey leaves no-one capable of going back to where they started from.
Style: emotional, stylized, sincere, atmospheric, captivating, sexy, romantic, twists and turns, light, road movie ...
Plot: culture clash, desert, romance, interracial relations, road trip, love story, stranded, love affair, opposites attract, unlikely couple, couples, wilderness, isolation, society, australian, journey, interracial romance, death, female nudity, adultery, motel, accidental death, extramarital affair, promiscuous woman, outdoor sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, japan, tokyo, sydney australia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and sexy films with plots about romance, love and romance, couples, relationships, love, culture clash and catastrophe mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Japanese Story: Samson and Delilah (2009), Monster's Ball (2001), Last Night (2010), Here (2011), Jungle Fever (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Samson and Delilah (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Samson and Delilah's world is small- an isolated community in the Central Australian desert. When tragedy strikes they turn their backs on home and embark on a journey of survival. Lost, unwanted and alone the discover that life isn't ...
Style: serious, captivating, touching, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: desert, hunger, romance, power of love, teenage love, youth, life is a bitch, love and romance, misfit, teenage life, fall in love, aborigine ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
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100%
 7.1
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Monster's Ball (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Set in the southern USA, a racist white man, Hank, falls in love with a black woman named Leticia. Ironically, Hank is a prison guard working on Death Row who executed Leticia's husband. Hank and Leticia's inter-racial affair leads to ...
Style: sexy, depressing, psychological, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: racism, prison, interracial relations, electric chair, white male black female relationship, father son relationship, dysfunctional family, interracial sex, female nudity, eviction, redemption, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: georgia, usa, louisiana, southern usa
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100%
 6.5
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Last Night (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story follows a married couple, apart for a night while the husband takes a business trip with a colleague to whom he's attracted. While he's resisting temptation, his wife encounters her past love.
Style: melancholic, sexy, romantic, twists and turns, thought provoking ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, teens
Plot: infidelity, adultery, temptation, love, love story, love and romance, old love, cheating wife, romance, lovers reunited, ex couple relations, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, paris france, philadelphia, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
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Here (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Set against the gorgeous landscape of Armenia, Here chronicles a brief but intense relationship between an American satellite-mapping engineer (Foster) and an expatriate photographer (Azabal) who impulsively decide to travel across the remote ...
Style: surreal, captivating, realistic, sincere, tense ...
Plot: romance, journey, self discovery, satellite, love affair, on the road, sex scene, society, wilderness, culture clash, adventure, girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: armenia, caucasus
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 6.6
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Jungle Fever (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A successful and married black man contemplates having an affair with a white girl from work. He's quite rightly worried that the racial difference would make an already taboo relationship even worse.
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: interracial romance, architect, romance, interracial relations, racism, drug addiction, love affair, black man white woman relationship, prejudice, infidelity, social differences, society ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, harlem, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.7
 8K
Somersault (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Australian teenager Heidi is left with little choice but to leave home after she's caught red-handed with her mother's boyfriend. With few options, Heidi ends up in Jindabyne, a tourist community. Upon meeting Joe at a bar, she pursues a ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, sexy, psychological ...
Plot: coming of age, self discovery, mother daughter relationship, teenager, romance, teenage life, love and romance, friendship, erotica, sexuality, dysfunctional family, honest ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, new south wales, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Mississippi Masala (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: An Indian family is expelled from Uganda when Idi Amin takes power. They move to Mississippi and time passes. The Indian daughter falls in love with a black man, and the respective families have to come to terms with it.
Style: romantic, touching, sexy, light, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: culture clash, racism, immigrants, romance, interracial relations, interracial romance, stereotypes, racial prejudice, honest, love affair, opposites attract, fall in love ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1990, year 1972
Place: mississippi, africa, uganda, india, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.7
 10K
Ask the Dust (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Mexican beauty Camilla hopes to rise above her station by marrying a wealthy American. That is complicated by meeting Arturo Bandini, a first-generation Italian hoping to land a writing career and a blue-eyed blonde on his arm.
Style: atmospheric, erotic, stylized, intense, melancholic ...
Plot: love, romance, nudity (full frontal - brief), interracial relations, regret, writers, opposites attract, sex scene, ambition, writer's life, lifestyle, love affair ...
Time: 1930s, 19th century, 20th century
Place: los angeles, latin america, italy, usa, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In this story-within-a-story, Anna is an actress starring opposite Mike in a period piece about the forbidden love between their respective characters, Sarah and Charles. Both actors are involved in serious relationships, but the passionate nature ...
Style: emotional, romantic, scenic, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: adultery, love, tragedy, love affair, romance, lieutenant, social differences, infidelity, destructive relationship, society, love story, love triangle ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 18th century, 80s, 20th century ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Reconstruction (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 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: surreal, psychological, mind bending, romantic, philosophical ...
Plot: cheating wife, romance, love affair, love story, adultery, love, depression, existentialism, art, imagination, loneliness, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, denmark, copenhagen
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Unfinished Sky (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An Outback farmer takes in an Afghani woman who has fled from a brothel.
Style: realistic, serious, romantic
Plot: romance, on the run, unlikely couple, couples, solitude, isolation, wilderness, happy ending, immigrants, countryside, starting over, prostitute ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.6
 7K
Cairo Time (2009)
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, emotional, captivating, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, tourist, love affair, love, marriage, character study, dishonesty, fall in love, middle aged woman, couples, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1920s
Place: egypt, middle east, cairo egypt, alexandria egypt, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.5
 10K
Open Hearts (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Cecilie and Joachim are about to get married when a freak car accident leaves Joachim disabled, throwing their lives into a spin. The driver of the other car, Marie, and her family don’t get off lightly, either. Her husband Niels works in the ...
Style: atmospheric, sexy, realistic, touching, captivating ...
Plot: adultery, extramarital affair, infidelity, love story, hospital, relationships, destructive relationship, love, handicapped, car accident, life philosophy, love triangle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tokyo, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.4
 14K
Evening (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 117 min.
Story: As Constance (Natasha Richardson) and Nina (Toni Collette) gather at the deathbed of their mother, Ann (Vanessa Redgrave), they learn for the first time that their mother lived an entire other lifetime during one evening 50 years ago. In vivid ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, intense, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, beautiful scenery, mother daughter relationship, women, secrets, mother, haunted by the past, power of love, death, wedding, gay, dying ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: rhode island, england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
In the Mood for Love (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, France
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: melancholic, atmospheric, art house, sexy, psychological ...
Plot: adultery, loneliness, infidelity, forbidden love, romance, love affair, marriage, newspaper, neighbor, love, human nature, life & death ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1962, year 1966
Place: hong kong, japan, singapore, china, shanghai ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.8
 29K
To the Wonder (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After falling in love in Paris, Marina and Neil come to Oklahoma, where problems arise. Their church's Spanish-born pastor struggles with his faith, while Neil encounters a woman from his childhood.
Style: philosophical, melancholic, emotional, stylized, non-linear ...
Plot: crumbling marriage, romance, love triangle, love, love story, love affair, starting over, homecoming, introspection, couple relations, affair, troubled marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, paris france, oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Sleeping Dictionary (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A young Englishman is dispatched to Sarawak to become part of the British colonial government. He encounters some unorthodox local traditions, and finds himself faced with tough decisions of the heart involving the beautiful Selima, the unwitting ...
Style: romantic, sexy, fairy tale, erotic, scenic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: romance, forbidden love, love story, interracial romance, opposites attract, jungle, love and romance, beautiful scenery, culture clash, love, stereotypes, mentor ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: borneo, england, ireland, malaysia, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.1
 6K
Flirting (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The year is 1965 and Danny Embling, is an awkward, underdeveloped teen suffering from occasional bouts of stuttering, attends an all-male boarding school in New South Wales, Australia. it has been some time since Danny has had any romantic ...
Style: realistic, touching, romantic, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, kids
Plot: boarding school, coming of age, love, interracial relations, friendship, teenager, school, romance, teenage life, teenage love, character study, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1965
Place: australia, africa, kenya, paris france, uganda
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Broken English (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Ivan is the fierce patriarch of a family of Croatian refugees in Auckland. Nina is his daughter, ready to live on her own, despite his angry objections. Eddie is the Maori she takes as her lover. Nina works at a restaurant where Eddie cooks. For a ...
Style: sexy, splatter, dramatic, entertaining, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: culture clash, romance, interracial relations, dysfunctional family, sex, hospital, wine, violence, chase, nudity (full frontal - brief), parenthood, interracial romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new zealand, former yugoslavia, europe, california, bosnia herzegovina
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.9
 3K
Partition (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK, Canada, South Africa, India, Pakistan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Determined to leave the ravages of war behind, 38 year old Gian Singh resigns from the British Indian Army to a quiet life. His world is soon thrown in turmoil, when he suddenly finds himself responsible for the life of a 17 year old girl, ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: interracial relations, love and romance, sikh, forbidden love, fall in love, couples, soldier, society, romance, political unrest, social relations, village ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: india, pakistan, middle east, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Beneath Clouds (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of Lena, the light-skinned daughter of an Aboriginal mother and Irish father and Vaughn, a Murri boy doing time in a minimum security prison in North West NSW. Dramatic events throw them together on a journey with no money and no ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, sincere
Plot: racism, prison, coming of age, on the road, family relations, couples, young heroes, opposites attract, life is a bitch, love and romance, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, new south wales, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.9
 9K
Oasis (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Oasis is a love story of two young people abandoned by families. A young man released from prison visits the widow of the man he killed drunk-driving. There he meets her daughter, wheelchair bound with cerebral palsy. Will these two lost people find ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, psychological, erotic ...
Plot: romance, disability, hit and run, love affair, friendship, haunted by the past, starting over, opposites attract, unlikely couple, vengeance, parents and children, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
We Don't Live Here Anymore (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Married couple Jack and Terry Linden are experiencing a difficult period in their relationship. When Jack decides to step outside the marriage, he becomes involved with Edith, who happens to be the wife of his best friend and colleague, Hank Evans. ...
Style: emotional, stylized, touching, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: infidelity, adultery, marriage, cheating wife, friendship, extramarital affair, betrayal, cheating, cheating on husband, forbidden love, character study, love affair ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england, portland oregon, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Crazy/Beautiful (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: At Pacific Palisades High, a poor Latino falls hard for a troubled girl from the affluent neighborhood.
Style: realistic, intense, romantic, emotional, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: forbidden love, coming of age, culture clash, romance, high school, opposites attract, young lovers, father daughter relationship, teenager, loneliness, unhappiness, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, new jersey, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.0
 2K
Neo Ned (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Like most kids, Ned idolized his father and dreamed of following in his footsteps. Unfortunately, his father was a two-bit crook who spent most of his life in jail. Without a family of his own, Ned falls in with the Aryan Brotherhood. Soon after, ...
Style: thought provoking, psychological, touching, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: interracial relations, mental illness, mental institution, misfit, society, opposites attract, love affair, fall in love, interracial romance, racism, prison, abandoned building ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.6
 10K
Five Times Two (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As young French couple Gilles and Marion officially separate, we see, in reverse order, the milestone moments in their relationship: Gilles revealing his unfaithfulness at a tense dinner party; Marion giving birth to their premature son while Gilles ...
Style: sexy, enigmatic, non-linear, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: divorce, sex, adultery, infidelity, rape, wedding, romance, childbirth, ex husband ex wife relationship, up and down relationship, family life, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, sardinia, europe, sicily ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Lovers' Concerto (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Lee Ji-hwan receives photographs in the mail that reminds him of how he met two girls, Shim Su-in and Kim Gyeong-heui, one summer five years ago. He shares his memories with his friend Cheol-hyeon. He recalls initially being in love with Su-in, but ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, touching, romantic, captivating ...
Plot: romance, love story, love triangle, couples, friendship, love and romance, friends, love affair, relationships, couple relations, romantic relationship, lesbian ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.8
 5K
Besieged (1998)
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: erotic, emotional, meditative, melancholic, serious ...
Plot: white male black female relationship, interracial relations, sensuality, love, jail, pianist, politics, social differences, fall in love, society, opposites attract, unrequited love ...
Time: 90s
Place: rome italy, italy, africa, tokyo, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.9
 2K
Fall (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: For Michael Shiver, life as an easy-going cab driver in New York suddenly changes when he picks up supermodel Sarah Easton and falls head over heels in love. But Sarah has more than just passion on her mind; she also has a husband and a glamorous ...
Style: sexy, melancholic, romantic, intense, sentimental ...
Plot: romance, fall in love, destiny, love story, honest, writers, loneliness, love affair, infidelity, love and romance, extramarital affair, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, paris france, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Children of a Lesser God (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: James is a new speech teacher at a school for the deaf. He falls for Sarah, a pupil who decided to stay on at the school rather than venture into the big bad world. She shuns him at first, refusing to read his lips and only using signs. Will her ...
Style: touching, realistic, compassionate, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sign language, teacher, disability, deafness, deaf, love, romance, mute or deaf, couple relations, love and romance, opposites attract, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new england, maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%