Movies like Dust in the Wind

If you like "Dust in the Wind" you are looking for touching, rough and gloomy movies about / with teenage life, youth, family relations, tragic love, parents and children, life is a bitch and love and romance themes of Drama and Romance genre shot in Taiwan.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
Dust in the Wind (1986)
 7.6
 2K
Dust in the Wind (1986)
Original name: 戀戀風塵
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A-yuan and A-yun are both from the small mining town of Jio-fen. In the city, A-yuan is an apprentice by day and goes to night school, and A-yun works as a helper at a tailors. Everyone thinks they are meant for each other, so do they. They fail to see time and fate are beyond their control.
Style: touching, rough, gloomy, serious, emotional, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, youth, family relations, tragic love, parents and children, life is a bitch, love and romance, love affair, apprentice, society, urban, working class, lifestyle, delivery, city life, coming of age, innocence lost, unfulfillment, down on your luck, teenage love, mining town, fire, father son relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, coast ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: taiwan, china, asia

Movie in categories

taiwan movies
127
touching movies
9756
rough movies
8202
youth movies
9491
china movies
880
gloomy movies
4113

Most similar movies to Dust in the Wind

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about love and romance, youth, coming of age, family relations, teenage life, society and romance mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres. Some movies like Dust in the Wind: A Brighter Summer Day (1991), Millennium Mambo (2001), The Dream Prince (1996), Some Things That Stay (2004), Sunflower (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Brighter Summer Day (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 237 min.
Story: A boy experiences first love, friendships and injustices growing up in 1960s Taiwan.
Style: touching, gloomy, clever, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: murder, coming of age, youth, baseball bat, teenage boy, gang, teenage love, teenage life, human nature, human spirit, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1960, year 1959 ...
Place: taiwan, asia, taipei
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Millennium Mambo (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Taipei. A voice off-camera looks back ten years to 2000, when Vicky was in an on-again off-again relationship with Hao-Hao...
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: romance, love and romance, couples, addiction, friendship, love triangle, nightlife, destructive relationship, couple relations, infidelity, coming of age, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: taiwan, japan, asia, taipei
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Dream Prince (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 107 min.
Story: 14-year old Em likes to hang around in her old play house. One day a boy, Jakob, sets fire to it, and Em catches a brief glimpse of him before he disappears. They meet again a few days later. For the first time in her life, Em falls in love. Plot by ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious
Plot: fall in love, teenage love, teenage life, parents and children, moral dilemma, innocence lost, family relations, society, love and romance, coming of age, youth, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Some Things That Stay (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story of a teenage girl from a liberal upbringing who moves to a conservative baptist community in rural 1950s America.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming of age, family relations, teenage love, love affair, society, family problems, life turned upside down, love and romance, romance, teenage life, family life, lifestyle ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 676
Sunflower (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, China, Netherlands
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Sunflower is the story of the Zhang family in Beijing father, mother and son across three decades, centering on the tensions and misunderstandings between father and son. Nine-year-old Xiangyang is having the time of his life, free of adult ...
Style: uplifting, captivating, touching, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: family life, lifestyle, life is a bitch, youth, society, parents and children, revolution, father son relationship, generation gap, guilt, childhood, earthquake ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 70s, 1990s
Place: china, asia, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.8
 9K
The Classic (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Shy Ji-hae's friend is having problems expressing her feelings to the boy she loves, so she asks Ji-hae to write e-mails to him in her name. As the boy falls in love with her letters, Ji-hae discovers the story of her mother's romance ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, serious, non-linear
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: forbidden love, love triangle, social differences, society, romance, young lovers, family relations, youth, fall in love, love affair, diary, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ 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, touching, sentimental, emotional
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, love and romance, youth, teenage life, seduction, seaside, motel, couples, bittersweet, innocence lost, female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Love is the Word (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Love is the Word is a moving, romantic and funny coming-of-age drama about the magic of first love and the misery of first lost, set in 1978: the year 'Grease' hit the big screen.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: coming of age, first love, love and romance, family relations, youth, hopes, parents and children, village, leukemia, teenager, teenage love, underage drinking ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Movie in collections
asia movies
2815
realistic movies
28213
 5.0
 159
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: touching, serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, eccentric family, family relations, love and romance, romance, countryside, fall in love, teenage life, parents and children, bittersweet, estate, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, gloomy
Plot: teenage love, rebelliousness, teenage life, love and romance, romance, rebellion, youth, best friends, coming of age, urban, dealing with death, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.3
 2K
So Young (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 131 min.
Story: In the brink of the 90s, 18-year-old Zheng Wei steps into her university life with a hopeful heart for love. She forms a great friendship with her roommates and united as a group, they embark on their university life together. Wei meets Chen ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious
Plot: friendship, lifestyle, fall in love, college life, adolescence vs adulthood, love and romance, coming of age, university, youth, break-up, breakup, strong female presence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Don't Let Me Drown (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In a post-September 11th world overflowing with fear and hate, two Latino teens discover that sometimes the only thing that can keep them from drowning is love.
Style: realistic, sentimental, psychological, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, immigrants, romance, parents and children, family relations, society, youth, teenager, post september 11 2001, love, profanity, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
A City of Sadness (1989)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 157 min.
Story: Soon after Japan relinquishes control of Taiwan in 1945, the Lin brothers face hardships from the changing culture. Bar owner Wen-heung (Chen Sown-yung), the eldest brother, falls foul of local gangsters, Wen-sun disappears, and Wen-leung, scarred ...
Style: emotional, rough, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: family relations, mute or deaf, political unrest, wartime life, family in danger, rebelliousness, siblings relations, graphic violence, rebellion, life is a bitch, state affairs, society ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Under the Protection of Ka'Bah (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Indonesia
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Growing up in West Sumatra in the 1920s, Hamid and Zainab comes from families from very different social classes. Hamid is poor, while Zainab is wealthy. Hamid receives a scholarship from Zainab’s father and Hamid’s mother works for Zainab’s ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: forbidden love, social differences, rich and poor, fall in love, parents and children, teenage life, love and romance, youth, romance, society, religions or cults, islam
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: indonesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.8
 268
The Doe Boy (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A Cherokee boy is a haemophiliac in a culture obsessed with blood identity.
Style: psychological, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, lifestyle, youth, society, dysfunctional family, human nature, homecoming, parents and children, americana, coming of age ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, juvenile delinquent, teenage life, unlikely couple, opposites attract, young lovers, love and romance, juvenile delinquency, youth, couples, romance, on the run ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Vaaranam Aayiram (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 169 min.
Story: A son deals with the death of his father and examines how their relationship influences him through growing up, romance, tragedy and adventure.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: coming of age, family relations, couples, parents and children, fall in love, love and romance, youth, tragic love, father son relationship, marriage, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 90s, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.9
 930
Square Dance (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An awkward 13-year-old (Winona Ryder) leaves her cranky grandfather (Jason Robards) in rural Texas, to live with her mother (Jane Alexander) in Fort Worth.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: coming of age, countryside, young love, estranged family member, love affair, adolescence vs adulthood, urban, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, teenage life, city life, small town ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Movie in collections
80s movies
80s
5326
society movies
10446
urban movies
2284
 7.0
 462
Coronation (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Chile
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The elderly heir of a formerly wealthy and respected Chilean family, Andres, suffers from decadence and solitude. He hires young Estela in order to look after his tiranic and almost crazy grandmother. The differences in class and age don't stop ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, contemplative
Plot: obsession, love triangle, love affair, social decay, self discovery, power relations, family relations, rich and poor, society, life is a bitch, elderly, aging ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: chile, santiago chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
In the Heat of the Sun (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The film is set in Beijing during the Cultural Revolution. It is told from the perspective of Ma Xiaojun nicknamed Monkey, a teenage boy. Monkey and his friends are free to roam the streets of Beijing day and night because the Cultural Revolution ...
Style: realistic, serious, sexual, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: coming of age, cultural revolution, gang, teenage boy, teenage love, rejection, politics, juvenile delinquency, love and romance, rebellion, youth, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: china, beijing china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.1
 272
Christmas (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Chile, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Alejandro and Aurora, two young students, leave Santiago and are on their way to spend Christmas with family in Aurora. At the foot of the Andes, the frustrations of Alejandro and Aurora’s doubts about her sexual identity cause tension. The two ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: youth, young lovers, friends, family problems, introspection, teenage life, parents and children, friendship, self discovery, hopes, love and romance, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.6
 814
Hey Babu Riba (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In 1985, four middle-aged Yugoslav emigres return to Belgrade for the funeral of Mariana, their beautiful compatriot. They called her Esther, for Esther Williams, she was the coxswain for their four-man rowing team, and they each loved her. ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, touching, sentimental, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: pregnancy, youth, reunion, haunted by the past, politics, couples, friendship, young lovers, lifestyle, coming of age, society, teenage life ...
Time: 50s
Place: former yugoslavia, yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Disenchanted (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A worldly French teen (Judith Godrèche) is determined to escape from her current situation for a better life.
Style: sexual, psychological, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: teenage life, sexual relations, parents and children, singleness, love affair, destructive relationship, love triangle, sexual content, family relations, couples, breakup, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 499
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: touching, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, on the run, social differences, forbidden love, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, love affair, couples, young lovers, lifestyle, youth, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Good Humor Man (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A mischievous high school sophomore faces a conflict of conscience vs. character when his best friend becomes linked to the death of a youth from another clique in suburban Middle America circa '76.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, atmospheric
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, high school, friendship, buddies, love and romance, teenage life, high school life, suburbs, coming of age, father son relationship, slacker, trust ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Member of the Wedding (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In the last days leading up to her older brother's marriage, a young girl is forced to face realities and grow up quickly. A tender adaptation of Carson McCullers' classic play.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: wedding, innocence lost, coming of age, escape, runaway, social relations, couples, society, teenage life, family relations, human nature, small town life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.5
 2K
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: realistic, touching, emotional, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: romance, fall in love, friends, love affair, wooing, couple relations, couples, looking for love, urban, love and romance, taiwanese, loneliness
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.0
 2K
Little Vera (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A story about a young woman, Vera, who is somebody, living the life of a troubled teenager in the time right before the end of the Soviet Union. She lives in a very small Russian apartment with her mother and father, however being this close to each ...
Style: serious, cynical, suspense, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, youth, innocence lost, family life, parents and children, society, love and romance, eccentric family, fall in love, pregnancy, family relations, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, soviet union, ussr, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.9
 1K
The Maid (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An emotionally troubled teenager gets into a passionate relationship with the older French woman working in his father's house.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, love affair, french maid, love and romance, romance, unlikely couple, family relations, fall in love, coming of age, youth, sexual content, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Under the Hawthorn Tree (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The daughter of a right-winger, schoolgirl Jing Qiu (Zhou Dong-Yu) is sent to the countryside for reeducation, and tasked to help write a textbook. There she meets Lao San (Shawn Dou), a young soldier with a bright future ahead. Despite the class ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: tragic love, social differences, forbidden love, society, unfulfilled love, love and romance, romance, fall in love, youth, revolution, young lovers, village ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%