Movies like Living on Tokyo Time

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Living on Tokyo Time
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: immigrants, self discovery, love and romance, misfit, romance, wooing, culture clash, kids in trouble, fall in love, society, unfulfillment, couples, foreigner, japanese woman, culture shock, japanese american, slacker, asian american, marriage of convenience, language barrier, guitar, waitress, marriage, friendship
Time: 80s
Place: asia, japan

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, culture clash, couples, society, romance, family relations and fall in love mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Living on Tokyo Time: Trust (1990), Happy Times (2000), The Great Wall Is a Great Wall (1986), Iron & Silk (1990), Walkaway (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 7.5
 8K
Trust
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, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, opposites attract, deadpan, relationships, redemption, dialogue, love and romance, suburbs, character study, loneliness, crime gone awry, life philosophy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
 7.5
 4K
Happy Times
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Zhao is an old laid-off worker who's dreaming of getting married. After trying unsuccessful proposals, he finally pair off with a gargantuan divorcée with two children. She, however, demands a lavish wedding and that Zhao finds a job and ...
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: hotel, blindness, comedy of errors, couple relations, workplace, bus, fall in love, love and romance, romance, mentor, life philosophy, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, asia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   88%
    User:   74%
 
The Great Wall Is a Great Wall
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, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: immigrants, culture clash, family life, society, family relations, road not taken, fish out of water, misfit, disorder, chinese american
Time: 80s
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   84%
    User:   76%
 
 7.0
 408
Iron & Silk
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, idealism, romance, introspection, college, forbidden love, teachers and students, high school, culture clash, urban, high school life, kung fu ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   84%
    User:   93%
 
 7.6
 797
Walkaway
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, humorous, realistic, feel good, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: buddies, couple relations, urban, friendship, romance, love and romance, couples, friends, immigrants, fall in love, interracial relations, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   80%
    User:   69%
 
Eat a Bowl of Tea
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A study in culture bridging, including ... a new US-born husband, trying to work within the traditional ways, a new China-born wife, eager to join the "dream" of America, two family-minded fathers, lots of gender-related social ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family life, immigrants, crumbling marriage, feminism, romance, human nature, infidelity, couple relations, forbidden love, love affair, parents and children, culture clash ...
Time: 40s
Place: asia, china, usa, new york, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   77%
    User:   71%
 
Flowers from Another World
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, realistic, humorous
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 ⇓
System:   76%
    User:   66%
 
Chutney Popcorn
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fall in love, family life, gays and lesbians, romance, human nature, couple relations, friendship, parents and children, culture clash, family relations, gender, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, india, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   76%
    User:   83%
 
 5.9
 4K
Crazy People
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: romance, love affair, workplace romance, insanity, mentor, mental institution, mental illness, workplace situations, fighting the system, happy ending, love and romance, misfit ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   70%
    User:   58%
 
 7.2
 11K
Educating Rita
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Rita, a 26 year old Scouse hairdresser with a sharp wit, is married to her childhood sweetheart, the feckless Denny. He wants a baby, she doesn't. She wants to discover herself, so she joins the Open University. Dr. Frank Bryant Is a ...
Style: witty, talky, touching, realistic, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: working class, culture clash, literature, college, opposites attract, mentor, depression, character study, self discovery, relationships, loneliness, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london, europe, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   60%
 
 7.1
 283
Autumn Moon
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A Japanese tourist, Tokio, meets a 15-year-old Hong Kong girl and her grandmother left behind in Hong Kong while their family emmigrates to Canada.
Style: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, humorous
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, fall in love, city life, urban, family life, romance, immigrants, friendship, opposites attract, immigration, culture clash, looking for love ...
Time: 90s, future
Place: hong kong, asia, canada, mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   70%
 
 6.2
 2K
Amira & Sam
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: semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: fall in love, romance, immigrants, unlikely couple, interracial relations, love affair, love and romance, veteran, iraq veteran, society, opposites attract, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, iraq, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   61%
 
 6.4
 586
Macaroni
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: humorous, semi serious, 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: europe, italy, naples italy, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   59%
 
The Four Seasons
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Three middle-aged wealthy couples take vacations together in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Along the way we are treated to mid-life, marital, parental and other crises.
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, witty, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, divorce, human nature, unlikely friendships, relationships, marriage, couple relations, dialogue, mentor, romance, wilderness, midlife crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   59%
 
Virgin Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, clever
Plot: romance, city life, love triangle, sexual relations, singleness, wooing, love and romance, couples, couple relations, friendship, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, korea, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   53%
 
Americanizing Shelley
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A wannabe Hollywood player sets out to Americanize an Indian girl from the Himalayas.
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: social differences, country, romance, culture clash, fall in love, hollywood, fish out of water, love and romance, society, contests and competitions, opposites attract, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, himalaya, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   49%
 
 6.8
 2K
Montenegro
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Sweden, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Marilyn Jordan, an American, lives in Stockholm with her Swedish husband and family. Her behavior is bizarre, perhaps mad: she poisons the dog's milk and advises the dog not to drink it; she sets the sheets afire as her husband sleeps; she ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, sexy, surreal, semi serious ...
Plot: immigrants, sex, death, male nudity, insanity, mentally unstable, storytelling, sexuality, blood, self discovery, adultery, character study ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, sweden, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   39%
 
 7.4
 430
White Teeth
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 240 min.
Story: An adaptation of Zadie Smith's bestseller concerning the lives of two families from as far back as the 1800s and India to late 1990s Willesden.
Style: semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous, multicultural
Plot: buddies, drugs/alcohol, immigrants, interracial relations, suburbs, parents and children, culture clash, society, family problems, family relations, friends, best friends ...
Time: 20s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london, bangladesh
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   42%
 
The Perez Family
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the midst of the Mariel boat lift -- a hurried exodus of refugees from Cuba going to America -- an immigration clerk accidentally presumes that dissident Juan Raul Perez and Dorita Evita Perez are married. United by their last name and a mutual ...
Style: semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Plot: immigrants, romance, destiny, dysfunctional family, love, prison, couple relations, love triangle, family, parents and children, society, prostitute ...
Time: 80s
Place: cuba, florida, miami, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   49%
 
The Wild Life
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Eighties teen romp involving Bill and his new apartment, Jim and his rebellious antics, Tom and his crazy self, and Anita with her older man David.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty
Plot: high school, looking for sex, teenage life, school, friends, love and romance, partners, strip club, police, sex, teenager, voyeur ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   56%
 
Enlightenment Guaranteed
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Two middle aged German brothers - one New Age and recently divorced, the other uptight and sceptical - travel to a Zen monastery in Japan in search of enlightenment, or perhaps just in search of themselves.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, feel good
Plot: hopes, love and romance, urban, partners, society, couples, travel, zen, family relations, disorder, culture clash, odd couple ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   48%
 
 6.1
 1K
That's Life!
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A wealthy architect struggles with a severe case of male menopause at the approach of his 60th birthday.
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: midlife crisis, cancer, dealing with death, life philosophy, depression, self discovery, hospital, death in the family, aging, family gatherings, family life, family drama ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   41%
 
 5.8
 115
The Blue Diner
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A film about food, memory, language and caskets, BLUE DINER tells the story of a Puerto Rican mother and her daughter who struggle to explain how the daughter mysteriously loses her ability to speak Spanish, her first language.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, sentimental ...
Plot: immigrants, lovers on the run, starting over, romance, love triangle, forbidden love, parents and children, unfulfilled love, alcohol abuse, pregnancy, relationship vs career, social decay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   37%
 
 6.7
 5K
Jeffrey
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jeffery, a young gay man in New York, decides that sex is too much and decided to become celibate. He immediately meets the man of his dreams and must decide whether or not love is worth the danger of a boyfriend dying.
Style: witty, humorous, touching, sexual, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: gay, aids, romance, friendship, fall in love, homosexuality, stereotypes, gays and lesbians, relationships, unlikely couple, opposites attract, dialogue ...
Time: 90s
Place: manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   51%
 
Big Dreams Little Tokyo
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Big Dreams Little Tokyo is the story of Boyd, an American with an uncanny ability to speak Japanese. Boyd aspires to succeed in the world of Japanese business but finds himself mostly on the outside looking in. Meanwhile, his roommate Jerome, is a ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: immigrants, human nature, romance, teaching the ways of the world, workplace romance, basic training, culture clash, racism, cooking and food, sport team, fish out of water, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, tokyo, japan, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   51%
 
Stranger Than Paradise
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Rootless Hungarian émigré Willie, his pal Eddie, and visiting sixteen-year-old cousin Eva always manage to make the least of any situation, whether aimlessly traversing the drab interiors and environs of New York City, Cleveland, or an anonymous ...
Style: bleak, road movie, semi serious, melancholic, meditative ...
Plot: immigrants, culture clash, friendship, on the road, jazz, loneliness, deadpan, self discovery, existentialism, dialogue, character study, fish out of water ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: florida, new york, ohio, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   51%
 
 6.3
 305
American Chai
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, witty
Plot: college, comedy of errors, buddies, immigrants, social misfits, coming of age, follow your dream, friendship, parents and children, culture clash, teenage life, society ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   47%
 
 6.5
 18K
Mr. Mom
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jack and Caroline are a couple making a decent living When Jack suddenly loses his job. They agree that he should stay at home and look after the house while Caroline works. It's just that he's never done it before, and really doesn't ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, funny ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family, parenthood, rise and fall, switching roles, fish out of water, chase, couple relations, happy ending, children, childhood, runaway, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   44%
 
 6.2
 20K
Green Card
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Australia, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Urban horticulturalist Brontë Mitchell has her eye on a gorgeous apartment, but the building's board will rent it only to a married couple. Georges Fauré, a waiter from France whose visa is expiring, needs to marry an American woman to stay ...
Style: semi serious, touching, romantic, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, love, immigrants, unlikely couple, lawyer, relationships, urban, fall in love, marriage, love story, fish out of water, destiny ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, latin america, usa, france, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   48%
 
 5.9
 13K
Holy Smoke
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: While on a journey of discovery in exotic India, beautiful young Ruth Barron falls under the influence of a charismatic religious guru. Her desperate parents then hire PJ Waters, a macho cult de-programmer who confronts Ruth in a remote desert ...
Style: sexual, psychological, semi serious, clever, erotic ...
Plot: sex, adultery, cult, battle of the sexes, guru, strong sexual content, nudity (topless - notable), pornography, self discovery, dysfunctional family, sexual relations, brainwashing ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: australia, india, asia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   42%
 
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