Movies like Air Doll

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Air Doll (2009)
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Air Doll (2009)
Original name: 空気人形
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 125 min.
Story: An "air doll" suddenly come to life one day. Without her owner knowing, she goes for a walk around town and falls in love with Junichi. She starts to date Junichi and gets a job at the same store where he works. Everything seems to be going perfect for her until something unexpected happens.
Style: bleak, serious, surreal, humorous, touching, semi serious, philosophical, offbeat, gloomy, contemplative ...
Plot: objects come to life, fall in love, toys, hopes, human nature, creator, imaginary, innocence lost, sex doll, nudity (full frontal - brief), little girl, video store, love and romance, sexual content, blow up doll, sexuality, child, police, food, sex scene, doll, train, restaurant, birthday, beach ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, east asia

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Most similar movies to Air Doll

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, serious, realistic and sentimental films with plots about love and romance, romance, hopes, couples, fall in love, bittersweet and family relations mostly in Drama, Romance and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Air Doll: Warm Water Under a Red Bridge (2001), After Life (1998), Distance (2001), Nobody Knows (2004), The Sea Is Watching (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Warm Water Under a Red Bridge (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A newly unemployed salaryman meets a particularly sexual woman.
Style: surreal, touching, sincere, sentimental, contemplative ...
Plot: romance, love affair, self discovery, couple relations, sexual relations, couples, starting over, mysterious character, unlikely couple, sexuality, adultery, village ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, post world war two
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, hong kong, new jersey
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After Life (1998)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: After death, people have just one week to choose only a memory to keep for eternity.
Style: surreal, touching, stylized, serious, psychological ...
Plot: afterlife, videotaping, cloud, memory, disneyland, heaven, eternity, memories, teenage girl, old man, bell, heaven and hell ...
Time: 20th century
Place: tokyo, the philippines, japan
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73%
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Distance (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 132 min.
Story: On the eighth anniversary of a cult's failed chemical attack on Tokyo and their subsequent mass suicide, family members of those affected gather at the cult's former base on the shores of a lake to observe the anniversary of their loved ...
Style: psychological, bleak, serious, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: danger, supernatural, life is a bitch, estrangement, destiny, terrorism, deadly, religions or cults, dealing with death, teenage life, haunted by the past, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Nobody Knows (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 141 min.
Story: In a small Tokyo apartment, twelve-year-old Akira must care for his younger siblings after their mother leaves them and shows no sign of returning.
Style: heartbreaking, serious, touching, gloomy, bleak ...
Audience: kids
Plot: dysfunctional family, childhood, poverty, survival, young kid, innocence lost, responsibility, financial problem, journey, 12 year old, tragedy, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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The Sea Is Watching (2002)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Based on Akira Kurosawa's final unproduced script, this Edo-period drama takes place almost entirely inside an ocean-village brothel. O-Shin is a young brothel worker who one night helps a young samurai escape from his pursuers. Against the ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, samurai, prostitute, looking for love, couple relations, hopes, romance, village, fall in love, unfulfilled love, village life, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Blue (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An introverted schoolgirl falls in love and starts a relationship with one of her classmates. Set in a small seaside town in Japan, the love of her life eventually leaves her for her boyfriend in Tokyo. Kayako Kirishima of the third year at a high ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, couples, romance, youth, love and romance, fall in love, friends, small town, adolescence, short haired female, first love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Milenge Milenge (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Magic happens, if you let it; and sometimes even fate or destiny, or whatever you want to call it, steps in to lend a hand. But when it concerns love, and finding that special person you're going to spend the rest of your life with, should you ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: lovers reunited, destiny, fall in love, love and romance, romance, hopes, looking for love, college student, diary
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Everybody knows that your life is a story. But what if a story was your life? Harold Crick is your average IRS agent: monotonous, boring, and repetitive. But one day this all changes when Harold begins to hear an author inside his head narrating his ...
Style: surreal, humorous, witty, talky, offbeat ...
Plot: destiny, death, professor, dying, writer's life, publisher, human nature, paranoia, literature, self discovery, life turned upside down, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Bow (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea, Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On a fishing boat at sea, a 60-year old man has been raising a girl since she was a child. It is agreed that they will get married on her 17th birthday. They live a quiet and secluded life, renting the boat to day fishermen and practicing strange ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, exciting, humorous ...
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, isolation, confined, love affair, fall in love, love triangle, couple relations, couples, age difference, love and romance, boat, girl man relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Akko's Secret (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Young Atsuko Kagami comes into possession of a magical mirror that lets her transform into anything she wishes. Atsuko Kagami then attempts to save a company which is about to be sold by using her transformation abilities. She also falls in love as ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, entertaining, offbeat ...
Plot: fish out of water, love and romance, youth, misfit, disorder, supernatural, hopes, romance, wish come true, workplace, fall in love, workplace situations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, east asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Under the Mistletoe (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Devoted father and husband Tom Chandler dies in a car accident, but appears as a ghost to his teenage son Jonathan.
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, captivating
Plot: ghost, fall in love, ice hockey, tragic hero, romance, rehabilitation, hopes, best friends, radio show, belief, hockey, family relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Dolls (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Dolls takes puppeteering as its overriding motif -- specifically, the kind practiced in Bunraku doll theater performances -- opening each section of his film with a story provided by the puppets and their masters, which relates thematically to the ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, bleak, surreal, melancholic ...
Plot: regret, obsession, disfigurement, suicide attempt, love and romance, lovers reunited, mental illness, blind character, renewed love, romance, yakuza, elopement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.4
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Ashamed (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Arts professor Jung Ji Woo is searching for a nude model for a video clip that will be played at her exhibition. When Hee-jin, one of her students, recommends Yoon Ji Woo for the job, the three woman head to the beach to shoot the video. As they ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, atmospheric, surreal, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: self discovery, love affair, romance, introspection, gender, coming of age, beach, youth, couples, lesbian, storytelling, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Future (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, France, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a couple decides to adopt a stray cat their perspective on life changes radically, literally altering the course of time and space and testing their faith in each other and themselves.
Style: surreal, sentimental, emotional, meditative, mind bending ...
Plot: infidelity, destiny, pets, follow your dream, life turned upside down, human nature, couples, road not taken, hopes, dishonesty, disorder, nursing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Normal Adolescent Behavior (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: High school student Wendy has an odd relationship with her five friends: They're openly sexual with each other, swapping partners every week. But this is all thrown into turmoil when she meets Sean, a new student in school who has a crush on ...
Style: sincere, bleak, serious, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: teenage love, high school, high school life, coming of age, humiliation, friendship, sex, teenager, love and romance, best friends, strong sexual content, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, rhode island
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 166 min.
Story: Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.
Style: captivating, sentimental, dramatic, atmospheric, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: life philosophy, impossible love, love and romance, aging, true love, tragic love, life & death, child as adult, adult as child, existentialism, journey, fall in love ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 1920s, 1930s, 20th century ...
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana, pearl harbor, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Last Quarter (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Do you believe in love after death? On the eve of her 19th birthday, Mizuki (Kuriyama) doesn't have a lot to celebrate about. Her mother recently committed suicide, her stepfamily bothers her, her boyfriend has been cheating on her and her best ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: betrayal, friendship, introspection, couples, romance, teenage life, buddies, orphan, reincarnation, best friends, human nature, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Be with You (2004)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When two souls find one another, nothing can tear them apart. Widower Takumi (Shido Nakamura) lives a quiet life with his six-year-old son Yuji (Akashi Takei) after the loss of wife and mother Mio (Yuko Takeuchi). Yuji unfailingly remembers her ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, sincere, enigmatic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: afterlife, family relations, diary, miraculous event, death in the family, reincarnation, hopes, couple relations, couples, supernatural, love and romance, romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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I Wish (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Two young brothers at opposite ends of Kyushu devise a magical plan to reunite their separated parents in Hirokazu Koreeda's benign and superbly acted picture of family life.
Style: touching, serious, stylized, realistic
Plot: brother brother relationship, parents and children, desire, youth, family relations, father son relationship, hopes, family problems, broken family, train, separated parents, mother son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Lovelorn (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Set between the parallel worlds of contemporary London, the deserted afterlife and a mysterious dreamscape, LOVELORN is a story of lost souls trying to save each other.
Style: touching, serious, captivating, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: destiny, true love, supernatural, love and romance, escapades, romance, obsessive quest, hopes, redemption, lovers reunited, parallel world, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Old Fashioned (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A romantic-drama, OLD FASHIONED centers on Clay Walsh, a former frat boy who gives up his carousing and now runs an antique shop in a small Midwestern college town. There, he has become notorious for his lofty and outdated theories on love and ...
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, uplifting, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, opposites attract, buddies, fall in love, couple relations, couples, introspection, romance, hopes, haunted by the past, small town, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Ana Maria in Novela Land (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ana Maria is having a bad day until she magically switches places with the main character of her favorite telenovela. As she struggles to escape from Novela Land, Ana Maria finally understands why her real life was such a mess.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, romance, fish out of water, parallel world, family relations, switching roles, imaginary, tv show, disorder, twentysomething life, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Tropical Malady (2004)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Thailand, France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A romance between a soldier and country boy splinters into a mythical venture based on Thai folklore.
Style: serious, surreal, atmospheric, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: jungle, shaman, ghost, human nature, love and romance, danger, gay, storytelling, friendship, countryside, tiger, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, asia, bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The Sleeping Beauty (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: On the heels of the mesmeric “Bluebeard” comes this wonderfully idiosyncratic, heady and erotic exploration of another classic Charles Perrault fairy tale by French cinema’s endlessly probing and brilliant provocateuse. Time-tripping with a ...
Style: fairy tale, surreal, captivating, atmospheric, modern day adaptation ...
Plot: self discovery, teenage love, imaginary kingdom, miraculous event, youth, love and romance, hopes, imaginary, curses spells and rituals, antidote, witch, magic ...
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Crying Out Love in the Center of the World (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 138 min.
Story: While searching for his fiancee Ritsuko, Sakutarou rediscovers through flashbacks the void deep within him caused by the events from his high school days.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: love affair, teenage love, haunted by the past, love, romance, youth, hopes, couples, teenage life, first love, slice of life, memory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1986
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A small suburban town receives a visit from a castaway unfinished science experiment named Edward.
Style: gothic, surreal, dark fantasy, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, goth, social misfits, surrealism, freak, romance, fall in love, love, human nature, impossible love, fish out of water, anti heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1990s, 90s
Place: united states, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
A Little Bit of Heaven (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: It's a comedy about a guarded woman who finds out she's dying of cancer, but when she meets her match, the threat of falling in love is scarier than death
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, sexy, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: doctor patient relationship, terminal illness, workplace, free spirited, battle of the sexes, fall in love, love and romance, couples, cancer, strong female character, promiscuity, casual sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.1
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Off Beat (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Traumatised paramedic looks for the woman of his dreams.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, sincere, contemplative ...
Plot: human nature, life is a bitch, love and romance, underdog, looking for love, haunted by the past, dream, pregnancy, workaholic, cologne, sleeping, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Cafe Setareh (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Iran
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Filmmaker Saman Moghadam details the struggles of three women living in an antiquated district of Tehran in this emotionally resonant drama. Fabria's husband has been morally corrupted, and now it's up to her to take charge of the small ...
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, psychological, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fall in love, hopes, human nature, family problems, couple relations, romance, unfulfilled love, couples, love and romance, society, life is a bitch, cafe ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Midnight Sun (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Kaoru was suffering from xeroderma pigmentosum (XP), an illness, which also might be described as the allergy to the sun, and was not allowed to be exposed to sunlight. The only motivation in her life was singing, which also was the only connection ...
Style: psychological, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: fall in love, couple relations, friendship, romance, teenage life, love affair, love and romance, surfing, obsessive quest, teenage protagonist, friendship between girls, teenage love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%