Movies like Black Rain 1989

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Black Rain (1989)
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Black Rain (1989)
Original name: 黒い雨
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The story of the aftermath of the Hiroshima bombing, based on Masuji Ibuse's novel.
Style: political, disturbing, psychological, sincere, bleak, serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, contemplative
Plot: world war two, radiation sickness, survival, nuclear war, atomic bomb, doctor, health, flashback, suitor, unmarried woman, time travel, female protagonist, war, village, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, village life, couples, terminal illness, atrocity, social relations, innocence lost, homecoming, couple relations ...
Time: year 1945, year 1950
Place: hiroshima japan, japan, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, gloomy and emotional films with plots about family relations, life is a bitch, parents and children, society, family problems, couples and unfulfillment mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Black Rain: The Insect Woman (1963), Silent Heart (2014), The Ballad of Narayama (1983), Be Sure to Share (2009), Hanezu (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Insect Woman (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A woman, Tome, is born to a lower class family in Japan in 1918. The title refers to an insect, repeating its mistakes, as in an infinite circle. Imamura, with this metaphor, introduces the life of Tome, who keeps trying to change her poor life.
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Plot: incestuous relationship, breast feeding, incest, forced sex, prostitute, prostitution, family relations, buddhism, poverty, brothel, cynicism, greed ...
Time: 1940s, 1910s, 60s, 50s, 1920s ...
Place: japan, tokyo
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Silent Heart (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The prestigious Danish filmmaker Bille August, winner of an Academy Award and two Palme d'Or in Cannes, returns with a highly personal drama. Three generations of a family gather over a weekend. The sisters Sanne and Heidi have accepted their ...
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, family problems, family life, life is a bitch, parents and children, couples, couple relations, family gatherings, siblings relations, euthanasia, relationship problems ...
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Place: denmark
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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: sexy, gloomy, bleak, breathtaking, depressing ...
Plot: bestiality, samurai, zoophilia, elderly, female nudity, snake, old age, life & death, life, existentialism, loneliness, depression ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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Be Sure to Share (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Shiro’s struggle with his father’s cancer and impending death leads to a realization that he must communicate his love and admiration for him before it’s too late. A series of flashbacks reveals their relationship over time, and the trouble ...
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, sentimental, psychological ...
Plot: family relations, redemption, terminal illness, coping, parents and children, unfulfillment, estrangement, family in crisis, father son relationship, life is a bitch, hopes, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Hanezu (2011)
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: serious, sincere, realistic, contemplative
Plot: social differences, village life, social relations, society, village, human nature, love, male female relationship, pregnant woman, sculptor, pregnancy, mountain ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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Rhapsody in August (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story centers on an elderly hibakusha, who lost her husband in the 1945 atomic bombing of Nagasaki, caring for her four grandchildren over the summer. She learns of a long-lost brother, Suzujiro, living in Hawaii who wants her to visit him ...
Style: emotional, melancholic, lyrical, serious, sincere ...
Plot: world war two, anti war, memory, samurai, brothers, depression, grandmother, atomic bomb, family relations, haunted by the past, human nature, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, hawaii, tokyo, usa, asia ...
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Tokyo Tower: Mom and Me, and Sometimes Dad (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 142 min.
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Style: serious, sentimental, sincere, touching, emotional ...
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All Around Us (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Kanao, a courtroom portrait artist, observes crimes, scandals and the decline of Japanese values without passing judgement. As he and his wife endure the tragedy of their first child’s death, hope slowly unfolds and their love story flickers to ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, psychological, serious ...
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Time: 90s, contemporary, 20th century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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48%
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The End of Summer (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: emotional, sincere, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, infidelity, adultery, family business, dishonesty, parents and children, love and romance, couples, forbidden love, human nature, father daughter relationship, sister sister relationship ...
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Blood and Bones (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: In 1923, the young Kim Shun-Pei moves from Cheju Island (South Korea), to Osaka (Japan). Through the years, he becomes a cruel, greedy and violent man and builds a factory of kamaboko (processed seafood products) in his poor Korean-Japanese ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, psychological, bleak
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Time: 80s, 50s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Kabei: Our Mother (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 133 min.
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Style: sincere, touching, serious, emotional, realistic ...
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Sounds of Sand (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: serious, sincere, atmospheric, captivating, bleak ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Autumn (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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At Five in the Afternoon (2003)
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42%
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Story: Every Friday, the Colonel puts on his only suit and goes to the dock to await a letter announcing the arrival of his pension. But the townsfolk all know that this pension will never come. His wife also knows it, and even he knows it. But he is still ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy ...
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We Were the Mulvaneys (2002)
Genre: Drama
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Eager Bodies (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Plot: youth, world war two, jewish, prostitute, mental illness, wartime life, tragic love, destructive relationship, redemption, parents and children, concentration camp, haunted by the past ...
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41%
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Bashing (2005)
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Place: japan, iraq, middle east, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Sleeping Sickness (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France, Netherlands
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Ebbo and Vera Velten have spent the better part of the past twenty years living in different African countries. Ebbo is the manager of a sleeping sickness programme. His work is fulfilling. Vera, however, feels increasingly lost in Yaounde’s ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: losing-it hero, plague, unfulfillment, destructive relationship, couple relations, heroes, couples, family, doctor, getting home, homecoming, family relations
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa
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41%
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 ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Not Yet (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 134 min.
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40%
One Day You'll Understand (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, Israel
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man endeavors to collect memories of his grandparents who died in a concentration camp during the Holocaust.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: world war two, war crime, haunted by the past, family relations, death in the family, holocaust, family life, parents and children, love and romance, against humanity, society, jewish ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: paris france, middle east, europe, france, germany
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