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Not Yet (1993)
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Not Yet (1993)
Original name: まあだだよ
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 134 min.
Story: This film tells the story of professor Uehida Hyakken-sama (1889-1971), in Gotemba, around the forties. He was a university professor until an air raid, when he left to become a writer and has to live in a hut. His mood has hardly changed, not by the change nor by time.
Style: emotional, psychological, touching, gloomy, serious, realistic, melancholic, reflective, meditative, enigmatic ...
Plot: samurai, youth, writer's life, family relations, teachers and students, curses spells and rituals, reunion, golden years, unfulfillment, teacher, death, school, thief, cat, birthday, post war, elderly, retirement, professor, ruins, respect, beer, world war two, rain, birthday cake ...
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, hong kong, germany

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and touching films with plots about family relations, parents and children, runaway, catastrophe, loneliness, culture clash and brutality mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Not Yet: Rhapsody in August (1991), Dodes'ka-den (1970), Red Beard (1965), Samurai Rebellion (1967), The Ballad of Narayama (1983). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Rhapsody in August (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story centers on an elderly hibakusha, who lost her husband in the 1945 atomic bombing of Nagasaki, caring for her four grandchildren over the summer. She learns of a long-lost brother, Suzujiro, living in Hawaii who wants her to visit him ...
Style: emotional, psychological, serious, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: anti war, human nature, haunted by the past, siblings relations, parents and children, society, family relations, battles, memory, post war, grandmother, elderly ...
Place: japan, hawaii, usa, asia, tokyo ...
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95%
 7.5
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Dodes'ka-den (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: By turns tragic and transcendent, Akira Kurosawa’s film follows the daily lives of a group of people barely scraping by in a slum on the outskirts of Tokyo. Yet as desperate as their circumstances are, each of them—the homeless father and son ...
Style: gloomy, touching, sincere, semi serious, reflective ...
Plot: poverty, slum, redemption, mentally challenged, working class, social differences, human nature, misfit, society, power relations, family relations, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 8.3
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Red Beard (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 185 min.
Story: Aspiring to an easy job as personal physician to a wealthy family, Noboru Yasumoto is disappointed when his first post after medical school takes him to a small country clinic under the gruff doctor Red Beard. Yasumoto rebels in numerous ways, but ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, compassionate, melancholic ...
Plot: clinic, intern, samurai, doctor, teenage life, human nature, society, power relations, family relations, heroes, generation gap, doctors and patients ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Samurai Rebellion (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The mother of a feudal lord's only heir is kidnapped away from her husband by the lord. The husband and his samurai father must decide whether to accept the unjust decision, or risk death to get her back.
Style: tense, talky, stylized, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: samurai, rebellion, injustice, ruler, family relations, life is a bitch, parents and children, master warrior, rebelliousness, society, fighting the system, heroes ...
Time: 18th century
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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The Ballad of Narayama (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In a small village in a valley everyone who reaches the age of 70 must leave the village and go to a certain mountain top to die. If anyone should refuse he/she would disgrace their family. Old Orin is 69. This winter it is her turn to go to the ...
Style: bleak, realistic, gloomy, serious, meditative ...
Plot: village, down on your luck, life is a bitch, parents and children, family relations, human nature, aging, society, family life, left to die, elderly, golden years ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Take Care of My Cat (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The fashionable Hye-joo is focused on her career at a brokerage house. She's making a decent living, but her co-workers look down on her. Tae-hee is sick of living under the thumb of her domineering father. She spends her time doing volunteer ...
Style: sincere, serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, artist, coming of age, family in crisis, graduation, poet, adulthood, lifestyle, family problems, couples, best friends, reunion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, seoul, japan, tokyo ...
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48%
About Her Brother (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Ginko’s younger brother Tetsuro, a failed comedian, is the oddball of the family. Embarrassing, loud and plain inappropriate at times causes Ginko to disown him. The two reunite when she discovers Tetsuro is terminally ill. Tetsuro’s impending ...
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, psychological, touching ...
Plot: terminal illness, reunion, human nature, family problems, family feud, family relations, redemption, family in crisis, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, hopes, siblings relations
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
An Actor's Revenge (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: While performing in a touring kabuki troupe, leading female impersonator Yukinojo comes across the three men who drove his parents to suicide twenty years earlier, and plans his revenge, firstly by seducing the daughter of one of them, secondly by ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, realistic, offbeat, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, revenge, samurai, disorder, obsessive quest, gender bending, partners, dishonesty, loss of fortune, parents and children, fall in love, haunted by the past ...
Time: 19th century, 1930s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Blue Car (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Gifted 18-year-old Meg has been abandoned by her father and neglected by her hardworking mother. Left to care for her emotionally disturbed younger sister, her world begins to unravel. She finds an outlet in writing poetry and support from her ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: poetry, love and romance, teachers and students, parents and children, innocence lost, family problems, teenage life, family relations, power relations, youth, family in crisis, writer's life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 8.1
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Nobody Knows (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 141 min.
Story: In a small Tokyo apartment, twelve-year-old Akira must care for his younger siblings after their mother leaves them and shows no sign of returning.
Style: bleak, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: innocence lost, childhood, responsibility, dysfunctional family, kids in trouble, family relations, troubled, financial problem, journey, life is a bitch, family in crisis, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Like Father, Like Son (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Ryota Nonomiya is a successful businessman driven by money. He learns that his biological son was switched with another child after birth. He must make a life-changing decision and choose his true son or the boy he raised as his own.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: childhood, architect, boy, moral dilemma, society, social differences, human nature, identity crisis, introspection, life turned upside down, family relations, workaholic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.0
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Homeland (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When Jiro Sawada was a sophomore in high school he was framed for something he did not do. Afterwards, he left his hometown in a small village in Fukushima Prefecture. After the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, Jiro Sawada goes back to his ...
Style: realistic, touching, gloomy, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: village, frame up, tsunami, high school life, dishonesty, family problems, family relations, youth, village life
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Tokyo Tower: Mom and Me, and Sometimes Dad (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Adapted from the bestselling Japanese autobiography of the same title, this gentle coming-of-age drama concerns an adolescent boy, Boku - Masaya, torn between the inherited recklessness of his father Oton and the inherited responsibility, wisdom and ...
Style: realistic, sincere, emotional, serious, touching ...
Plot: family life, dedication, golden years, life is a bitch, parents and children, single parent, terminal illness, aging, family relations, parents separation, supportive parent, animal cruelty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tokyo, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.7
 592
All Around Us (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Kanao, a courtroom portrait artist, observes crimes, scandals and the decline of Japanese values without passing judgement. As he and his wife endure the tragedy of their first child’s death, hope slowly unfolds and their love story flickers to ...
Style: serious, emotional, gloomy, touching, realistic
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Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The End of Summer (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The Kohayakawa family is thrown into distress when childlike father Manbei takes up with his old mistress, in one of Ozu’s most deftly modulated blendings of comedy and tragedy.
Style: touching, gloomy, witty, emotional, stylized ...
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Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
An Autumn Afternoon (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Shuhei Hirayama is a widower with a 24-year-old daughter. Gradually, he comes to realize that she should not be obliged to look after him for the rest of his life, so he arranges a marriage for her.
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, gloomy, serious
Plot: couple relations, unfulfillment, romance, fall in love, parents and children, love and romance, family gatherings, family in crisis, unfulfilled love, elderly, golf, single parent ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Be Sure to Share (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Shiro’s struggle with his father’s cancer and impending death leads to a realization that he must communicate his love and admiration for him before it’s too late. A series of flashbacks reveals their relationship over time, and the trouble ...
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: family relations, life is a bitch, hopes, family in crisis, unfulfillment, dealing with death, parents and children, estrangement, redemption, family problems, coping, terminal illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Café Lumière (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, Taiwan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Making her way through life by forming superficial relationships, Yoko (Japanese pop idol Yo Hitoto) keeps everyone at arm's length, whether it's her father (Nanji Kobayashi) and stepmother (Kimiko Yo) or Hajime (Tadanobu Asano), the owner ...
Style: psychological, realistic, sincere, serious
Plot: train, pregnancy, cafe, train station, writer's life, unfulfillment, family life, couples, family relations, lifestyle, human nature, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: An tale of revenge, honor and disgrace, centering on a poverty-stricken samurai who discovers the fate of his ronin son-in-law, setting in motion a tense showdown of vengeance against the house of a feudal lord.
Style: stylized, emotional, bleak, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: samurai, heroes, in-laws, vengeance, society, life is a bitch, down on your luck, loss of son, rivalry, loss of daughter, katana sword, revenge ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Ponette (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: talky, emotional, touching, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: bereavement, boarding school, death in the family, family problems, human nature, hopes, dealing with death, youth, child, death, children, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: kindergarten, france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.6
 8K
Tokyo Sonata (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, Netherlands, Hong Kong
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Ryûhei Sasaki (Teruyuki Kagawa) is keeping a secret from his wife, Megumi (Kyôko Koizumi), and his two teenage sons. Even though he leaves the house every day, he's not really going to work. He's going to an employment office. He ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, touching, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: pianist, dysfunctional family, thief, job seeking, unemployment, housewife, rebellion, life is a bitch, hopes, parents and children, youth, double life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Kabei: Our Mother (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Set in Tokyo in 1940, the peaceful life of the Nogami Family suddenly changes when the father, Shigeru, is arrested and accused of being a Communist. His wife Kayo works frantically from morning to night to maintain the household and bring up her ...
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, serious, emotional
Plot: life is a bitch, political unrest, family relations, unsupportive parent, single parent, state affairs, wartime life, parents and children, death in the family, militarism, conservatism, mother ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: asia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Quill: The Life of a Guide Dog (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: As a Labrador puppy, Quill is sent to live with a couple, Isamu and Mitsuko Nii, who work as volunteers, training guide dogs (seeing eye dogs). When he grows to an adult dog, he is taken to a guide dog school, by a friendly, yet firm trainer Satoru ...
Style: uplifting, sentimental, touching, serious, emotional ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Eureka (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 217 min.
Story: In Kyushu, southwest Japan, one hot summer morning, a municipal bus is hijacked. In the carnage only three people survive: the driver, a school girl, and her older brother.
Style: psychological, bleak, gloomy, realistic, captivating ...
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Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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30%
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Tokyo Family (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 146 min.
Story: In this film director Yoji Yamada bows down before his teacher and role model. Yamada was assistant director on Yazujirō Ozu’s Tōkyō monogatari, a moving family portrait set after the Second World War. In his remake, Yamada has made very few ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious, emotional ...
Plot: beauty salon, estrangement, family problems, family life, reunion, aging, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, siblings relations, golden years, elderly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Nelly leaves her lazy, unemployed husband to work for retired judge Mr Arnaud, forty years her senior, after he offers to clear her bills for her. While she types his memoirs the two develop a close friendship, but Arnaud becomes jealous when Nelly ...
Style: serious, touching, psychological, sexual, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, friends, midlife crisis, introspection, human nature, infidelity, love triangle, couples, love affair, looking for love, writer's life, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s, 1920s
Place: france, europe, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.5
 15K
Margaret (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A young woman witnesses a bus accident, and is caught up in the aftermath, where the question of whether or not it was intentional affects many people's lives.
Style: psychological, emotional, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bus, innocence lost, high school, teenage life, drugs/alcohol, legal action, life is a bitch, youth, legal, family relations, haunted by the past, teacher ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.7
 16K
Distant (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Uzak/Distant chronicles the numbing loneliness, longing, and isolation in the lives of two men who are consumed by their own problems. Istanbul photographer Mahmut reluctantly receives his relative Yusuf, but the mingling of their lives does little ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, touching, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: unemployment, loneliness, recession, photographer, midlife crisis, unfulfillment, parents and children, down on your luck, love and romance, city life, looking for love, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, middle east, istanbul turkey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Deep End of the Ocean (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Michelle Pfeiffer is ferocious in the role of a desperate mother whose 3-year-old son disappears during her high school reunion. Nine years later, by chance, he turns up in the town in which the family has just relocated. Based on Jacquelyn ...
Style: psychological, emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: reunion, missing person, kidnapping, missing child, family life, parents and children, crimes, police detective, family relations, family problems, mother son reunion, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
In Praise of Love (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Someone we hear talking - but whom we do not see - speaks of a project which describes the four key moments of love: meeting, physical passion, arguments/separation and making up. This project is to be told through three couples: young, adult and ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, surreal, psychological ...
Plot: master and servant, filmmaking, politics, showbiz, golden years, philosophy, cinema, essay, graffiti, car, book, pornography ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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