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: psychological, sincere, bleak, gloomy, serious, emotional, realistic, contemplative
Plot: survival, world war two, atomic bomb, radiation sickness, nuclear war, war, village, family relations, couple relations, radiation, parents and children, life is a bitch, village life, danger, couples, terminal illness, atrocity, homecoming, innocence lost, social relations, love and romance, doctor, disease, health, radioactivity ...
Place: japan, asia, hiroshima japan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about life is a bitch, family relations, parents and children, couples, society, love and romance and village mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Black Rain: Silent Heart (2014), The Ballad of Narayama (1983), Be Sure to Share (2009), Candles on Bay Street (2006), Kabei: Our Mother (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, realistic, emotional, gloomy
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, life is a bitch, family life, family problems, couples, couple relations, siblings relations, family gatherings, parents and children, euthanasia, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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: 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
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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: touching, realistic, emotional, contemplative, sentimental ...
Plot: family relations, terminal illness, redemption, coping, parents and children, unfulfillment, family in crisis, estrangement, father son relationship, family problems, hopes, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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44%
Candles on Bay Street (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: DeeDee returns to her hometown with her 11 year old son, Trooper, 13 years after she ran off with her boyfriend. Her childhood best friend, Sam, is now married and he and his wife, Lydia, are the town's veterinarians. Lydia is a little wary ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: adoption, single parent, homecoming, life is a bitch, parents and children, couple relations, terminal illness, couples, social relations, small town, unfulfillment, veterinarian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, maine
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40%
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Tokyo Tower: Mom and Me, and Sometimes Dad (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Adapted from the bestselling Japanese autobiography of the same title, this gentle coming-of-age drama concerns an adolescent boy, Boku - Masaya, torn between the inherited recklessness of his father Oton and the inherited responsibility, wisdom and ...
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: family life, family relations, aging, life is a bitch, terminal illness, parents and children, single parent, parents separation, golden years, supportive parent, dedication, chain smoking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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Kabei: Our Mother (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Set in Tokyo in 1940, the peaceful life of the Nogami Family suddenly changes when the father, Shigeru, is arrested and accused of being a Communist. His wife Kayo works frantically from morning to night to maintain the household and bring up her ...
Style: sincere, serious, touching, emotional, realistic
Plot: life is a bitch, world war two, parents and children, family relations, wartime life, political unrest, unsupportive parent, state affairs, single parent, death in the family, nationalism, mother son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: japan, tokyo, 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, serious, sincere, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: anti war, family relations, haunted by the past, human nature, battles, society, siblings relations, parents and children, memory, post war, atomic bomb, elderly ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: japan, hawaii, asia, usa, tokyo ...
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36%
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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: sincere, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: social differences, village life, society, social relations, village, human nature, love, male female relationship, mountain, pregnancy, pregnant woman, sculptor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, ancient history
Place: japan, asia
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34%
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Sounds of Sand (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: On the one hand, there's the desert eating away at the land. The endless dry season, the lack of water. On the other there's the threat of war. The village well has run dry. The livestock is dying. Trusting their instinct, most of the ...
Style: atmospheric, sincere, captivating, serious, bleak ...
Plot: life is a bitch, family in danger, on the road, survival, starvation, militant, parents and children, survivor, desert, village, social relations, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa
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Séraphin: Heart of Stone (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Séraphin unfolds against the severe and achingly beautiful landscape of rural Quebec in 1889, where young lovers are torn from each other when a bankrupt shopkeeper forces his daughter into an arranged marriage to save his business. But true love ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy
Plot: greed, bankruptcy, love and romance, couples, couple relations, true love, young lovers, romance, parents and children, village life, family relations, small town ...
Time: 19th century
Place: canada, quebec
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33%
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Autumn (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A man struggles after his release from ten years as a political prisoner.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: prostitute, love affair, homecoming, starting over, hopes, love and romance, society, life is a bitch, family relations, reconciliation, fighting illness, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, black sea
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33%
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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: realistic, emotional, touching, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: couple relations, estrangement, family problems, death in the family, pregnancy, social decay, society, dysfunctional family, love and romance, unfulfillment, sexual content, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
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32%
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The Eel (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: White-collar worker Yamashita finds out that his wife has a lover visiting her when he's away, suddenly returns home and kills her. After eight years in prison, he returns to live in a small village, opens a barber shop (he was trained as a ...
Style: captivating, psychological, touching, enigmatic, serious ...
Plot: redemption, starting over, human nature, social relations, hopes, haunted by the past, crimes of passion, murder, ufo, village, infidelity, erotica ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, new jersey
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31%
The Blind Sunflowers (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Ourense, Spain, 1940. Every time that Elena locks the door, she locks her secrets. Her husband Ricardo spend years hidden in his house with his children (Elenita and Lorenzo), trying to dodge persecution. Salvador, a priest confused after battling ...
Style: serious, touching, emotional, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: repression, secret, confession, survival, life is a bitch, family relations, society, fugitives, love and romance, clergy, soldier, parents and children ...
Place: spain, galicia
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At Five in the Afternoon (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Nogreh is a young Afghani woman living with her father and her sister-in-law, Leylomah, whose husband, Akhtar, is missing. Beyond the issue of Akhtar, Leylomah is most concerned with how to feed her baby. She cannot provide milk for her baby as her ...
Style: bleak, thought provoking, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: survival, danger, hidden identity, injustice, political unrest, family relations, religions or cults, feminism, human nature, life is a bitch, war, state affairs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, middle east
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The Rebirth (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Coincidence and the aftermath of violence. A man's middle-school daughter has been murdered. His wife is already deceased. He tells a counselor he wants to live in anonymity, working with his hands. He moves away and gets a job in a factory. ...
Style: emotional, sincere, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, friendship, small town, loss of daughter, forgiveness, friends, deadly, starting over, dealing with death, very little dialogue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: rough, psychological, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: violence, dysfunctional family, ambition, life is a bitch, crimes, danger, gang, family relations, family problems, obsession, family in crisis, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 1950s, 80s, 50s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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
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The End of Summer (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The Kohayakawa family is thrown into distress when childlike father Manbei takes up with his old mistress, in one of Ozu’s most deftly modulated blendings of comedy and tragedy.
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, infidelity, family business, adultery, parents and children, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, human nature, forbidden love, brewery, extramarital affair ...
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan
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Back to 1942 (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 145 min.
Story: In 1942, Henan Province was devastated by the most tragic famine in modern Chinese history, resulting in the deaths of at least three million men, women and children. Although the primary cause of the famine was a severe drought, it was exacerbated ...
Style: rough, serious, captivating, realistic, bleak
Plot: drought, world war two, survival, chaos, danger, life is a bitch, against humanity, on the road, family in danger, wartime life, escapades, on the run ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1942
Place: china, asia
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Eager Bodies (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Paul and Charlotte are in love. Charlotte discovers she has a grave malady and Paul supports her. But Paul is also attracted to Ninon, another girl. Charlotte accepts Paul to have an affair with her, and the three start a difficult and ambiguous ...
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: dishonesty, life is a bitch, betrayal, infidelity, love triangle, tragic hero, love and romance, terminal illness, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, lesbianism, sex scene, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
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We Were the Mulvaneys (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Based on the novel by the same name, We Were the Mulvaneys is a sensitive portrayal of one family's journey as they face conflict, fear, tragedy and ultimately, themselves.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, bleak ...
Plot: family relations, family life, family in crisis, love and romance, life is a bitch, couples, family problems, alcohol abuse, brother brother relationship, loneliness, fear, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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27%
No One Writes to the Colonel (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, France, Spain
Duration: 122 min.
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, atmospheric, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: pension, colonel, small town, parents and children, hopes, downfall, family relations, couple relations, family life, small town life, haunted by the past, poverty ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: mexico, latin america
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27%
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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
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25%
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Madame Rosa (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Madame Rosa lives in a sixth-floor walkup in the Pigalle; she's a retired prostitute, Jewish and an Auschwitz survivor, a foster mom to children of other prostitutes. Momo is the oldest and her favorite, an Algerian lad whom she raises as a ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, gloomy, emotional ...
Plot: prostitute, destructive relationship, concentration camp, survival, wartime life, tragic love, redemption, adoption, parents and children, family relations, aging, against humanity ...
Place: paris france, france, europe
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25%
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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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25%
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Testament (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nuclear war in the United States is portrayed in a realistic and believable manner. The story is told through the eyes of a woman who is struggling to take care of her family. The entire movie takes place in a small suburban town outside San ...
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, bleak, emotional, serious ...
Plot: small town, survival, nuclear holocaust, catastrophe, radiation, danger, life is a bitch, future dystopia, parents and children, chaos, demolished city, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, future
Place: california, usa, san francisco
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24%
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Cow (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A Chinese peasant is given the responsibility of protecting his village's special dairy cow during a particularly harsh winter in 1940.
Style: semi serious, atmospheric, touching, dark humor, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, wartime life, life is a bitch, danger, animal life, survival, escapades, village, war, refugee, world war two, refugees ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: asia, china
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23%
Two Against Time (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This film finds a mother and her teen daughter both being diagnosed with cancer. This discovery helps to overcome the longtime antagonistic relationship that the two have developed.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching, humorous
Plot: cancer, family life, couple relations, rebelliousness, parents and children, survival, terminal illness, family relations, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, race against time, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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23%
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In the Heart (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Masha (37) is in an overwhelming relationship with Luuk, father of two and separated. Nothing seems to stand in their way until Luuk turns incurably ill, leaving Masha without status.
Style: sincere, psychological, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: tragic love, couple relations, life is a bitch, terminal illness, love and romance, parents and children, couples, family relations, unfulfillment, down on your luck, female director, pubic hair
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe
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23%