Movies like Living on Tokyo Time

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Living on Tokyo Time (1987)
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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, realistic, semi serious
Plot: kids in trouble, romance, misfit, love and romance, self discovery, fall in love, society, couples, immigrants, culture clash, wooing, unfulfillment, foreigner, japanese woman, friendship, male female relationship, rock and roll, marriage, marriage of convenience, guitar, slacker, waitress, language barrier, asian american, japanese american ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, realistic, humorous and touching films with plots about love and romance, couples, romance, friendship, society, friends 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), Second Thoughts (1983). 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, realistic, sincere, humorous, touching
Plot: culture clash, family relations, asian american, fish out of water, family life, road not taken, disorder, immigrants, misfit, society, 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: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: interracial relations, opposites attract, social differences, looking for love, romance, love and romance, society, couples, male female relationship, husband wife relationship, african american, black man ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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78%
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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: semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, buddies, romance, couples, family relations, love and romance, society, lifestyle, couple relations, parents and children, fall in love, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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, funny, light, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: culture clash, unemployment, factory, friendship, worker, labor union, business, workplace, society, buddies, fighting the system, deception ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan, usa, pennsylvania, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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, realistic, humorous
Plot: pregnancy, love triangle, family relations, couples, vengeance, hospital, romance, love and romance, babies and infants, ghost, street musician, ex boyfriend ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Some Voices (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Schizophrenic Ray tries to adjust to the outside world after being released from an institution.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: love and romance, mental illness, family relations, couples, misfit, brother brother relationship, schizophrenia, hallucination, restaurant, fall in love, wedding, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: love triangle, lifestyle, romance, couples, friendship, couple relations, wooing, sexual relations, first sex, nipple, unfulfillment, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: korea, asia, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.3
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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: touching, humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic
Plot: college, lifestyle, follow your dream, culture clash, nothing goes right, friendship, teenage life, parents and children, youth, misfit, society, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Chance (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: 'Chance' is a black comedy about how hard it is to find "the one". Mostly told from the point-of-view of a young, sexually aggressive woman, named Chance, whom according to her: "we're all out there looking for true ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, non-linear
Audience: date night
Plot: lifestyle, looking for love, wooing, couples, romance, mother daughter relationship, love and romance, gays and lesbians, singleness, twentysomething life, female director, relationships ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: touching, humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, fish out of water, starting over, society, couples, culture clash, couple relations, love and romance, romance, immigrants, husband wife relationship, mail order bride ...
Time: 90s
Place: ukraine, michigan, usa, kiev ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Confessions of a Womanizer (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ritchie is the epitome of everything wrong with modern man: a pompous, foul-mouthed idiot, driven only to get the latest girl of the week Something changes after his first real relationship that includes Ritchie's two favorite things: frequent ...
Style: humorous, light, entertaining, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: womanizer, friendship, couples, prostitute, sexual relations, fall in love, romance, disorder, society, love and romance, transsexual, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.6
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X's & O's (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Relationship issues arise between a researcher with a theory to explain away all his failed dating experiments, a player who wants out of the game, a deejay whose head spins with thoughts of God, a hoodrat with no street cred, a poet ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, light, sexy ...
Plot: friendship, wooing, love and romance, romance, womanizer, obsessive quest, couples, laboratory, friend, poetry, babe scientist
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.3
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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: realistic, humorous, psychological, captivating, semi serious
Plot: retirement home, couples, elderly, terminal illness, retirement home life, unfulfillment, romance, aging, love, time, old man, widower ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Seagull's Laughter (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iceland, Germany, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Post-war provincial Iceland: around 1950, Freyja, who'd been a plump teen, returns from America, a widow with a 20-inch waist, seven suitcases of dresses, and a list of who ever wronged or slighted her. She moves in with an aunt and socialist ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, atmospheric
Plot: love affair, social differences, family relations, couples, society, romance, misfit, parents and children, homecoming, fish out of water, culture clash, domineering mother ...
Time: 50s
Place: iceland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.4
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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: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: mistaken identity, culture clash, society, romance, love and romance, partners, dishonesty, buddies, disorder, friends, couples, family relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, europe, napoli italy, naples italy, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, offbeat, witty ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: mental institution, mental illness, romance, power relations, couples, silly humor, workplace, society, misfit, fighting the system, love and romance, figment ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: sentimental, humorous, ironic, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, couples, society, lifestyle, ambition, love, adaptation, loneliness, bittersweet, stash, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.1
 214
Almost You (1984)
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: humorous, suspense, realistic, semi serious, cynical ...
Plot: urban, twentysomething life, cold relationship, couples, disability, nudity (full frontal - brief), romance, love and romance, dishonesty, couple relations, infidelity, introspection ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Paradise (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Carmen and Alfredo live a happy, quiet life in the suburbs surrounded by friends and family. After Alfredo receives a promotion, the two move away to Mexico City where they immediately feel the social pressure of being overweight in a bustling ...
Style: realistic, touching, semi serious, sincere, humorous ...
Plot: self discovery, culture clash, crumbling marriage, physical appearance, society, love and romance, misfit, discrimination, couples, couple relations, supportive spouse, relationship problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: artists and showbiz, crumbling marriage, couples, family relations, breakup, friends, romance, unfulfillment, love and romance, friendship, song, songwriting ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: humorous, offbeat, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: abortion, pregnancy, friendship, infidelity, friends, couples, family relations, alcohol abuse, factory, buddies, partners, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 421
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: realistic, semi serious, cult film
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, hopes, city life, fall in love, politics, youth, disorder, misfit, culture clash, love and romance, urban ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.8
 549
Spooner (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Facing eviction from his parent's home on his 30th birthday, a socially awkward guy meets the girl of his dreams and creates his own rules for growing up.
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Audience: date night
Plot: opposites attract, fall in love, couples, family relations, love and romance, race against time, workplace, lifestyle, romance, bittersweet, boss and employee, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.2
 498
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, realistic, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: family relations, youth, fall in love, family life, introspection, couples, love triangle, romance, dinosaur, dating, adolescence vs adulthood, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, touching, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love and romance, family relations, self discovery, buddies, parents and children, couples, school, infidelity, friends, romance, friendship, single parent ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.0
 13K
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: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, baby, family relations, fall in love, down on your luck, single parent, babies and infants, romance, couples, singleness, love and romance, friends ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, asia, india, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.1
 283
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, humorous, talky, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: pregnancy, on the road, battle of the sexes, love and romance, gender, buddies, infidelity, friendship, family relations, couples, friends, profanity ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.1
 3K
Amira & Sam (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sam, a soldier who had served in Afghanistan and Iraq, meets Amira when he visits her uncle, Bassam, who had served as Sam's Iraqi translator. Bassam and Sam have a special bond due to their time together in the war. Initially Amira does not ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: immigrants, veteran, interracial relations, interracial romance, fall in love, opposites attract, life is a bitch, unlikely couple, culture clash, forbidden love, misfit, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, iraq, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, couples, adult virgin, friends, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, love and romance, romance, couple relations, affection, marital problem, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.1
 506
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: clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, teaching the ways of the world, social differences, village, friends, on the road, self discovery, profanity, hidden identity, society, misfit, clergy ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%