Movies like Blue 2002

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Blue (2002)
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Blue (2002)
Original name: ブルー
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 school feels a sense of isolation in school life and vague admiration and uneasiness in the future. One day she makes friends with Endō who is isolated from her surroundings because she remained in the same class for another year. Kayako is strongly attracted by Endō who shows her a world that she didn't know.
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, youth, romance, love and romance, fall in love, couples, friends, small town, adolescence, lesbian, lgbt, first love, bisexual, japanese schoolgirl, heartache, japanese teenager, japanese girl, short haired female
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia

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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 love and romance, romance, youth, couples, fall in love, teenage life and teenage love mostly in Drama, Romance and Music genres. Some movies like Blue: The Summer of Sangaile (2015), Beautiful Fall (2004), Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac (2010), Heavenly Forest (2006), The Empty Hours (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Summer of Sangaile (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Lithuania, France, Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Seventeen-year-old Sangaile is fascinated by stunt planes. She meets a girl her age at the summer aeronautical show, nearby her parents' lakeside villa. Sangaile allows Auste to discover her most intimate secret and in the process finds in her ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, emotional, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, self discovery, romance, youth, love affair, lesbian relationship, follow your dream, countryside, fall in love, teenage girl, summer vacation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: lithuania
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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, realistic, serious, sentimental
Plot: love affair, haunted by the past, teenage love, love, youth, hopes, romance, couples, teenage life, first love, slice of life, memory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1986
Place: japan, asia
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Beautiful Fall (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ninni is sixteen and she lives in a beautiful mansion in the swedish countryside with her family.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, eccentric family, teenage love, fall in love, countryside, parents and children, teenage life, romance, love and romance, estate, bittersweet, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
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Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Diving to save a camera from a fall down a flight of stairs, high school junior Naomi Sukuse wakes with no memory of the last four years. Naomi must remember who she was and figure out who she wants to be in this story of love and second chances.
Style: sentimental, emotional, captivating, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: high school, memory loss, romance, teenage love, love triangle, self discovery, fall in love, social relations, youth, amnesia, society, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, usa, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Heavenly Forest (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The story begins with Makoto Segawa, a freshman at Meikei University. On the day of his university entrance ceremony, Makoto meets a fresh-faced, quirky girl named Shizuru. Makoto has a complex which causes him to shy away from contact with other ...
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, realistic, serious
Audience: date night
Plot: student life, love triangle, fall in love, university, couple relations, young lovers, youth, love and romance, romance, couples, death, camera ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Empty Hours (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, France, Mexico
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The second film from Aarón Fernández is a Spain-Mexico-France co-production already screened as part of Films in Progress at the 60th edition of the Festival. On the desolate coast of Veracruz, young Sebastián, 17, has to run his uncle's ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching, emotional
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, love and romance, teenage life, youth, seduction, seaside, motel, older woman teenage boy sex, couples, bittersweet, innocence lost ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico
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52%
Falling Like This (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Falling Like This showcases compelling performances by two young actors, Brian Vaughan and Megan Wilson. Writer/Director Dani Minnick has crafted a compassionate examination of the ragged edge of suburban life as characterized by Boyd, a charming, ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, sexy ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
My First Time (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Zachary is 20 years old. Dark and independent, he collects amorous conquests and school failure. Sarah is 18 years old. First class, fragile, she fills her emotional gaps with perfect control of his life. Nothing should close and yet, the year of ...
Style: romantic, touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: teenage love, opposites attract, fall in love, high school hunk, couples, first love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love and romance, virgin, virginity, teenage life, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Together (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Comprised by two love stories: The first story features Donnie Yen as a traffic cop, “Mr. Cool” who never smiles due to a rare disease. He meets and falls in love with Michelle Chen, a patient with amnesia, and spends most of her time looking ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, realistic, touching, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: romance, love affair, fall in love, couples, friends, police officer, haunted by the past, dating, amnesiac, couple relations, love and romance, ex girlfriend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Buddha Mountain (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ding Bo (Chen Po Lin) and his friends Nan Feng (Fan Bingbing) and Fei Zao aka Fatso (Fei Long) are a trio of 20-something outsiders who have no intention of sitting exams and getting into universities. When they need a new home, they answer an ad ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, gloomy
Plot: teenage love, rebelliousness, teenage life, rebellion, youth, romance, best friends, love and romance, coming of age, dealing with death, friends, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia
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48%
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Love (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan, China
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Eight people try to end their loneliness by searching for that one person to love, who can make their life complete.
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: romance, fall in love, friends, love affair, wooing, couple relations, couples, looking for love, love and romance, taiwanese, loneliness, urban
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Keith (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Natalie (Elisabeth Harnois) is high school royalty, but her queen bee status falls apart when she falls for the new guy at school. Although Keith (Jesse McCartney) ignores her at first, they soon become friends -- even though Natalie suspects that ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, bad ending, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, opposites attract, first love, terminal illness, teen romance, high school, teenage life, love, romance, youth, fall in love, adolescence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Honey and Clover (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Adapted from the popular manga of the same name, director Masahiro Takada's coming of age drama follows five Hama Art College students as they prepare to venture out into the real world on a great voyage of self-discovery.
Style: touching, realistic, captivating, sweet, sexy ...
Plot: love triangle, romance, self discovery, coming of age, couples, college, youth, lifestyle, love, friendship, school, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan
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2 Young (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young boy from a working-class family and a bored young girl from a rich family are falling in love. Soon, she's pregnant and the teenagers have to escape from their disapproving parents.
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong
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Nana 2 (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 130 min.
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Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching
Audience: teens
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The Sea Is Watching (2002)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Milan (2004)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 131 min.
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Plot: fall in love, missing person, couples, infidelity, couple relations, dangerous attraction, love and romance, romance, society, overseas worker, naivete, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, italy, the philippines, milan italy
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39%
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Puppylove (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Diane is a mysterious and lonely teenager. Sharing special bonds with her father Christian, she takes care of the education of her brother Marc. The arrival of Julia in the neighborhood, a charismatic and liberated young British woman, is going to ...
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Genre: Drama, Romance
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Duration: 102 min.
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Under the Protection of Ka'Bah (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Indonesia
Duration: 121 min.
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Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: forbidden love, rich and poor, fall in love, social differences, love and romance, youth, romance, society, parents and children, teenage life, religions or cults, islam
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Place: indonesia
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Midnight Sun (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Pop Star (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When talented young singer, Roxie Santos, meets music producer, Eddie Marz, he promises her an amazing new lifestyle and a future record deal. All he needs her to do is first lend her voice to a celebrity with no singing talent. However, when things ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, feel good, humorous
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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34%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
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Style: realistic, emotional, serious, melancholic, suspenseful ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 118 min.
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Style: touching, emotional, romantic, serious, realistic ...
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33%
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The Last Song (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A drama centered on a rebellious girl who is sent to a Southern beach town for the summer to stay with her father. Through their mutual love of music, the estranged duo learn to reconnect.
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
What the Day Owes the Night (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 162 min.
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Valley (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 86 min.
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
A Small September Affair (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, sincere ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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An Adolescent (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Tomokawa is a tough guy turned bored cop who spends much of his time sating lonely housewives and looking after retarded teen Sukemasa. One day while hanging out at a bar, he is approached by a 15-year-old enjo kosai named Yoko, offering a round of ...
Style: psychological, serious, rough, realistic
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