Movies like Living on Tokyo Time

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Living on Tokyo Time (1987)
 6.4
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Living on Tokyo Time (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When her visa expires, a young Japanese immigrant in San Francisco agrees to marry a Japanese-American boy to avoid being deported back to Japan.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: kids in trouble, immigrants, self discovery, foreigner, japanese woman, love and romance, misfit, romance, wooing, culture clash, fall in love, society, unfulfillment, couples, friendship, male female relationship, marriage, marriage of convenience, slacker, waitress, guitar, language barrier, asian american, culture shock, japanese american
Time: 80s
Place: asia, japan

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Most similar movies to Living on Tokyo Time

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and touching films with plots about love and romance, couples, romance, friendship, friends, society and family relations mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Living on Tokyo Time: The Great Wall Is a Great Wall (1986), Diary of a Tired Black Man (2008), Walkaway (2010), Gung Ho (1986), Flowers from Another World (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Great Wall Is a Great Wall (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, China
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When computer programmer, Leo Fang, is passed up for promotion, he feels it is because he is Chinese, and quits. He takes his Chinese-American family to Mainland China to visit his relatives, the Chao's for a vacation. The clash of cultures, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic, sincere
Plot: culture clash, immigrants, family life, society, family relations, road not taken, fish out of water, misfit, disorder, chinese american
Time: 80s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Diary of a Tired Black Man (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Diary of a Tired Black Man is a simple story about the complex relationships between black men and black women.
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous
Plot: looking for love, love and romance, society, romance, couples, opposites attract, interracial relations, social differences, black woman, male female relationship, interview, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.7
 798
Walkaway (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Walkaway, a light-comedy drama, mocks the clutches of social obligations on young Indian professionals settled in New York City.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: buddies, couple relations, indian lead, urban, friendship, romance, love and romance, couples, friends, immigrants, fall in love, interracial relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.2
 11K
Gung Ho (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When a western Pennsylvania auto plant is acquired by a Japanese company, brokering auto worker Hunt Stevenson faces the tricky challenge of mediating the assimilation of two clashing corporate cultures. At one end is the Japanese plant manager and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, funny, dramatic ...
Plot: unemployment, culture clash, factory, friendship, factory worker, business, worker, labor union, buddies, workplace, fighting the system, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, japan, asia, pennsylvania, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Flowers from Another World (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Patricia, a woman from Dominican Republic, needs a home and an economic security that her illegal status in Madrid does not provide her. Milady, twenty, born in Havana and dying to travel the world. Marirosi has a job, a home, and the most complete ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: immigrants, human nature, romance, couple relations, village, looking for love, love affair, village life, love and romance, society, couples, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Virgin Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Wealthy Jae-hoon meets attractive writer Soo-jung through their mutual friend, filmmaker Young-soo. While Jae-hoon tries to pursue a romance with Soo-jung, things get complicated when it becomes apparent that Young-soo also has feelings for the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever
Plot: city life, romance, love triangle, sexual relations, singleness, wooing, love and romance, couples, couple relations, friendship, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, korea, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Second Thoughts (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Lawyer Amy finds herself courted by two very different men: her client, a roguish street musician named Will, and her ex John Michael. A curious triangle develops as Amy gets pregnant by Will and both men vie for her affections
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: pregnancy, love triangle, hospital, couples, babies and infants, romance, ghost, vengeance, love and romance, family relations, lawyer, ex boyfriend ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.8
 288
Face the Music (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Divorced couple Charlie and Lisa Hunter once a song writing team decide to spend a weekend in the French countryside to inspire them to write one last song together. But there is one person who isn't too crazy about the idea... Charlie's ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Plot: breakup, romance, unfulfillment, couples, crumbling marriage, friendship, artists and showbiz, friends, love and romance, family relations, french countryside, divorced couple ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Chutney Popcorn (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Reena is a young Indian American lesbian who lives and works in New York. Her sister Sarita, who is happily married, discovers that she is infertile. Reena offers to be a surrogate mother for her sister's baby, hoping to improve her ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: family relations, fall in love, family life, lgbt, indian lead, lesbian interest, homosexuality, gays and lesbians, romance, human nature, couple relations, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, india, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.3
 304
American Chai (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The film deals with an Indian American student who wanted to pursue his love of music over the more 'typical' academic endeavors of Indian Americans (e.g., medicine, engineering, law, and business).
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, witty
Plot: college, comedy of errors, buddies, immigrants, indian lead, social misfits, coming of age, follow your dream, friendship, parents and children, culture clash, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.4
 8K
Trust (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: After being thrown away from home, pregnant high school dropout Maria meets Matthew, a highly educated and extremely moody electronics repairman. The two begin an unusual romance built on their sense of mutual admiration and trust.
Style: dark humor, talky, witty, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: love and romance, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, opposites attract, suburbs, romance, misfit, social misfits, human nature, self discovery, parents and children, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.0
 408
Iron & Silk (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Iron and Silk is a 1990 movie based on the eponymous book by American writer Mark Salzman. It details his journey to China after college to study Chinese wu shu, better known in the west as kung fu, and to teach English. Though not trained as an ...
Style: semi serious, realistic
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, romance, idealism, introspection, wu shu, teacher, college, forbidden love, high school, teachers and students, urban ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
When the Party's Over (1993)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The story takes place in LA, in the house of four housemates, three women, MJ, Frankie and Amanda, and an homosexual, Banks. MJ is the kind of girl to whom money means everything and to whom others mean almost nothing. Frankie is a social worker and ...
Style: semi serious, gloomy, realistic, humorous, sexual
Plot: self discovery, friendship, love and romance, coming of age, gays and lesbians, twentysomething life, gender, friends, couples, homosexual
Time: 90s
Place: beverly hills, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Period of Adjustment (1962)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: George Haverstick, a Korean war veteran, hastily marries Isabel, whom he met in hospital while he was recovering from a nervous condition. To Isabel's horror, they drive to Florida on their honeymoon in an old hearse. They spend much of the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching
Plot: friendship, crumbling marriage, couple relations, couples, romance, love and romance, unfulfillment, friends, adult virgin, marriage for money, neurosis, southerner ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.9
 4K
Crazy People (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A bitter ad executive who has reached his breaking point, finds himself in a mental institution where his career actually begins to thrive with the help of the hospital's patients.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, witty ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: mental institution, mental illness, romance, love affair, workplace romance, workplace situations, fighting the system, love and romance, misfit, workplace, human spirit, introspection ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.9
 177
Almost You (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Alex and Erica Boyer are a young couple in crisis. Alex, despite his loving wife, beautiful home and high-paying job, feels trapped. When Erica has an accident that leaves her temporarily confined to a wheelchair and requiring the services of a ...
Style: semi serious, biting, talky, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: introspection, couple relations, urban, wall street, adultery, nurse, troubled marriage, midlife crisis, twentysomething life, romance, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.6
 232
Reach for Me (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Old and bitter, Alvin just wants some peace and quiet in his last days. His wish, however, is not granted when a young, vibrant and ironically full of life Kevin becomes Alvin's hospice roommate. Through this "odd couple" ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: retirement home, golden years, elderly, love and romance, romance, unfulfillment, couples, odd couple, tragic hero, retirement home life, terminal illness, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.3
 125
Heartaches (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young wife becomes pregnant, but the child's father is not her husband. Afraid to tell him, she leaves home, and meets an outgoing, free-spirited woman on a bus. Although the two are polar opposites, the wife moves in with the young woman, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, emotional, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: abortion, buddies, factory, couples, friends, romance, friendship, infidelity, alcohol abuse, pregnancy, love and romance, partners ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Pushing Hands (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Taiwan, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story is about an elderly Chinese tai chi chuan teacher and grandfather who emigrates from Beijing to live with his son, American daughter-in-law, and grandson in a New York City suburb. The grandfather is increasingly distanced from the family ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: martial arts, immigrants, culture clash, human nature, self discovery, parents and children, family life, fish out of water, society, family relations, golden years, misfit ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, asia, usa, new york, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.4
 607
Macaroni (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A businessman from the United States returns to Italy for the first time in four decades only to discover that an old girlfriend of his, along with her brother, have involved him in a massive hoax.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: on the road, buddies, friends, friendship, romance, culture clash, mistaken identity, dishonesty, love and romance, partners, society, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, europe, milan italy, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.1
 481
Saving Grace (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A newly-elected Pope Leo XIV finds himself accidentally locked out of the Vatican. Unknown to the outside world, he winds up in an impoverished Italian village, where his adventures ultimately teach the Pope and his new friends some important ...
Style: semi serious, clever, humorous, realistic
Plot: village, clergy, on the road, hidden identity, self discovery, teaching the ways of the world, society, friendship, social differences, hopes, misfit, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Buddy System (1984)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A quiet school truant officer, Joe, uncovers a young boy's attempt to fake a residential address, and subsequently gets involved romantically with the boy's mother. The truant officer waffles between a sadistic relationship with his ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: school, love and romance, romance, family relations, buddies, single parent, self discovery, friendship, infidelity, parents and children, couples, friends ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Slaves of New York (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Meet the denizens of New York City: artists, prostitutes, saints, and seers. All are aspiring toward either fame or oblivion, and hoping for love and acceptance. Instead they find high rents, faithless partners, and dead-end careers.
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, witty ...
Plot: city life, urban, self discovery, village, nightlife, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, village life, love and romance, society, unfulfillment, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.2
 353
The Elder Son (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Russian clarinetist living in Los Angeles, whose life changes when Bo, looking for a hideout after a botched car heist, passes himself off as Max's long-lost son. Complications ensue when Bo falls in love with his newfound "sister" ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: incest, family life, love and romance, immigrants, romance, family in crisis, heist, optimism, criminal heroes, fall in love, crimes, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.4
 233
Eating (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: At a spacious house in Los Angeles, Helene is turning 40-years old and her friends whom include French filmmaker Martine, house guest Sophie, and Lydia throw her a party. But also there is Kate a friend turning 30, and Sadie a Hollywood film agent ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, clever, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, thirtysomething life, feminism, nightlife, reunion, artists and showbiz, gender, friends, love and romance, couples, lifestyle, bulimia ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Postmark Paradise (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The Dirty Shame is the only bar in the small town of Paradise, Michigan. A burnt out, chain-smoking fortyish bar maid is the only waitress at The Dirty Shame. A group of local red necks conspiring to bring a mail order bride to their Midwest town ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, touching
Plot: friendship, fish out of water, immigrants, culture clash, small town life, bar, small town, romance, americana, starting over, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: michigan, ukraine, usa, kiev ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.1
 12K
Heyy Babyy (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Three handsome Sydney bachelors Aroush, Tanmay and Al – are having the time of their lives in Sydney. They flirt around, and have numerous conquests to their credit. They suddenly find their dating and mating rituals destroyed when a dimpled ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: baby, friendship, single parent, fall in love, romance, love and romance, couples, family relations, friends, babies and infants, singleness, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, australia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
When Harry Tries to Marry (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An Indian-American surprises his family when he announces his desire for an arranged marriage with an Indian woman, though his affection for a longtime American friend complicate his plan.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, sentimental
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: immigrants, drugs/alcohol, fall in love, romance, looking for love, culture clash, love and romance, unlikely couple, interracial relations, true love, misfit, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.3
 268
Patti Rocks (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: It's Christmas time in the twin cities. Billy's working a lot of overtime, running barges on the Mississippi. He calls his friend Eddie, whom he hasn't seen in six months, and asks a favor: to drive with him to see his pregnant ...
Style: clever, semi serious, talky, realistic, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: pregnancy, on the road, friends, couples, buddies, battle of the sexes, friendship, infidelity, gender, love and romance, family relations, misogynist ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.2
 486
White on Rice (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: 40-year-old Jimmy is growing up, or at least he's getting older. While mooching the upper bunk of his ten-year-old nephew's bed, he enjoys the never-ending generosity of his sister Aiko, and dodges the wrath of his impatient brother-in-law ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic
Plot: dinosaur, love triangle, romance, family life, love and romance, couples, introspection, fall in love, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, family relations, dating ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%