Movies like Sparrow 2008

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Sparrow (2008)
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Sparrow (2008)
Original name: 文雀
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Kei (Simon Yam) is the experienced leader of a team of pickpockets — also known as "Sparrows" in HK slang. He enjoys a carefree lifestyle taking photos. One day a dashing beauty, Chun-Lei (Kelly Lin), suddenly appears in Kei's viewfinder. Kei is mesmerized. But behind Chun-Lei's attractive facade lies a mysterious past and a mission to set herself free.
Style: sincere, sentimental, serious, realistic, stylized, contemplative
Plot: pickpocket, cons and scams, crimes, friendship, partners, love and romance, fall in love, dishonesty, mysterious character, hopes, criminal heroes, beauty, friends, crime, urban, mafia, elevator, bicycle, photograph, massage, rain, balloon, pizza, boss, phone booth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sentimental and touching films with plots about love and romance, fall in love, romance, friendship, friends, couples and hopes mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Sparrow: Together (2013), The Sea Is Watching (2002), Lovers' Concerto (2002), Strangers (2007), For a Handful of Kisses (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Together (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Comprised by two love stories: The first story features Donnie Yen as a traffic cop, “Mr. Cool” who never smiles due to a rare disease. He meets and falls in love with Michelle Chen, a patient with amnesia, and spends most of her time looking ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: fall in love, love affair, romance, couples, friends, police officer, haunted by the past, dating, amnesiac, love and romance, couple relations, fountain ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Sea Is Watching (2002)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Based on Akira Kurosawa's final unproduced script, this Edo-period drama takes place almost entirely inside an ocean-village brothel. O-Shin is a young brothel worker who one night helps a young samurai escape from his pursuers. Against the ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, samurai, prostitute, looking for love, couple relations, hopes, couples, village, fall in love, unfulfilled love, village life, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Lovers' Concerto (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Lee Ji-hwan receives photographs in the mail that reminds him of how he met two girls, Shim Su-in and Kim Gyeong-heui, one summer five years ago. He shares his memories with his friend Cheol-hyeon. He recalls initially being in love with Su-in, but ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: love triangle, romance, couples, friendship, best friends, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, friends, bittersweet, love and romance, student
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 6.6
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Strangers (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Six days in the lives of an Israeli living in a kibbutz and a Palestinian living in Paris, which starts with an accidental meeting in the Berlin Subway during the World cup finals, will change them completely.
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: unlikely couple, impossible love, fall in love, wartime life, friendship, couples, love and romance, romance, life is a bitch, hopes, unfulfilled love, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france, germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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For a Handful of Kisses (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, Venezuela
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A girl. A boy. A love story. But also about dreams, fears, life, true love, friendship and how we deal with it. And a secret between them...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sentimental
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, love affair, true love, love and romance, young lovers, looking for love, hopes, dishonesty, fall in love, hiv positive, tragic love, sexual content
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 7.2
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Lost in Time (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Sui Wai lost her fiance Ah Man in a car accident. With the obligations of life sitting heavy on her shoulders, she lives on only to find herself confiding in her beloved through a phone call. Dai Fai. a mini-bus driver who witnessed Ah Man's ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: fall in love, love affair, starting over, hopes, romance, love and romance, workplace, coping, couples, bittersweet, workplace romance, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Not Since You (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A romantic drama about a tight-knit group of college friends who graduated from NYU the year of 9/11 and reunite years later for a weekend wedding in Georgia. Unresolved conflicts and love affairs spark again.
Style: talky, realistic, sincere, disturbing, contemplative ...
Plot: couple relations, wedding, reunion, introspection, friendship, love affair, love and romance, human nature, dishonesty, adultery, bittersweet, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Artworks (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A police chief's daughter, a sales agent for a home-security firm, meets an art gallery owner. Love and envy lead them to hatch a plot to steal overlooked but valuable paintings from her wealthy clients.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, melancholic ...
Plot: couples, cons and scams, love affair, partners, love and romance, dishonesty, romance, crimes, unlikely criminals, thief, theft, artwork ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Messages from the Sea (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Egypt
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A man witnesses the drastic changes in society as he goes back to the Alexandria of his youth.
Style: realistic, psychological, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Plot: society, fall in love, romance, prostitute, homecoming, unfulfillment, speech impediment, friendship, bittersweet, love and romance, cause and meaning, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Falling Overnight (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Falling Overnight tells the story of twenty-two year old Elliot Carson on the day before he has risky surgery to remove a brain tumor. Facing what could be his last night, Elliot’s path intersects with Chloe Webb, a young photographer who invites ...
Style: touching, serious, sincere, sentimental, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: love and romance, twentysomething life, lifestyle, male female relationship, brain tumor, photographer, escapades, bittersweet, urban, fall in love, romance, barefoot male ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Cuckoo (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Visually-challenged Tamizh and Suthanthirakodi fall in love with each other, but her self-centred brother wants to marry her off to his friend, which leads to the lovers' separation. Can their love help them find each other?
Style: emotional, realistic, captivating, sentimental, psychological ...
Plot: love and romance, friendship, disability, fall in love, blindness and impaired vision, love story, unfulfillment, relationship vs career, couples, journey, society, train ride ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.5
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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 ⇓
56%
Comrades: Almost a Love Story (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Jun arrives in Hong Kong from mainland China, hoping to be able to earn enough money to marry his girlfriend back home. He meets the streetwise Qiao and they become friends. As friendship turns into love, problems develop, and although they seem ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: down on your luck, couple relations, tragic love, culture clash, fall in love, misfit, love and romance, love affair, fish out of water, urban, city life, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia, china, usa, east asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Echoes of the Rainbow (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Told through the eyes of sticky-fingered eight-year-old boy Big Ears, Echoes of the Rainbow takes place in a close-knit grassroots community in 1960s Hong Kong. Big Ears' mother and father run the neighborhood shoe store, and his older brother ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, sentimental, gloomy
Plot: childhood, family relations, social differences, life is a bitch, society, parents and children, school, siblings relations, terminal illness, hospital, dealing with death, unfulfillment ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Ordinary Sinner (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three friends encounter violence and bigotry in a small college town.
Style: emotional, thought provoking, realistic, serious, touching ...
Plot: murder, love and romance, gender, friends, friendship, moral dilemma, love triangle, introspection, crimes, clergy, society, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vermont, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Dear Viola (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Kellie Martin plays an accountant who submits a reply to a "dear viola" letter to the editor that she works for, as an accountant. She has a real knack for writing to people and getting to the heart of the matter, and soon the whole town ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, captivating, emotional, light ...
Audience: date night
Plot: small town, romance, media, journalism, social relations, columnist, fall in love, friendship, hidden identity, hopes, dating, letter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: canada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Nobody's Daughter Haewon (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Haewon, a college student, wants to end her secret affair with her professor, Seongjun. Feeling depressed after bidding farewell to her mother who is set to immigrate to Canada the next day, Haewon seeks out Seongjun again after a long time. That ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: forbidden love, love and romance, youth, student life, college, professor, society, friendship, college life, daughter, love
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Pure Country 2: The Gift (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Three angels bestow the gift of song to a young girl, who must follow a series of rules in order hold on to it during her rise to fame and fortune.
Style: sincere, contemplative, realistic, serious, sentimental
Plot: friendship, desire for fame, musician's life, americana, love and romance, lifestyle, rise to the top, music, country, fall in love, ambition, rising to stardom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tennessee, austin texas, dallas texas, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Old Fashioned (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
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Style: touching, realistic, humorous, uplifting, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: buddies, opposites attract, couple relations, friendship, fall in love, couples, introspection, romance, hopes, friends, small town, unlikely couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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48%
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Steve + Sky (2004)
Genre: Romance, Drama, Comedy
Country: Belgium
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Steve + Sky is a story about two struggling teenagers who are trying to find their own place in the world. He is a small-time crook recently released from prison and she is a prostitute craving some love and affection. They find each other in an ...
Style: serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental, suspenseful ...
Plot: fall in love, love affair, life is a bitch, love and romance, romance, misfit, crimes, prostitute, pimp, drug dealing, criminal heroes, prison ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Our Grand Despair (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The peaceful cohabitation of two 30-something bachelors is disrupted when they both fall in love with the charming young woman who moves in with them.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: friendship, love triangle, partners, fall in love, romance, lifestyle, buddies, love and romance, bittersweet, communication problem, getting along, thirtysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Lasting (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Poland, Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lasting is an emotional love story about Michał and Karina, a pair of Polish students who meet and fall in love with each other while working summer jobs in Spain. An unexpected nightmare brutally breaks into their carefree time in the heavenly ...
Style: stylized, serious, sexy, tense, realistic
Plot: love and romance, fall in love, love affair, life turned upside down, small breasts, male nudity, pubic hair, masturbation, diving, male orgasm, handjob
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.9
 14K
I Want You (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Sequel to "Three Steps Above Heaven". The sexy Gin (Clara Lago) is the new love of Hache (Mario Casas), but this can not forget his former girlfriend (Maria Valverde), so the love triangle is inevitable.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic, serious
Audience: teens, date night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Style: stylized, semi serious, realistic, sexy, captivating
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, shanghai, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Daisy (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea, Hong Kong
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An elite Interpol agent Jeong-woo and a ruthless hitman Park-yi, both stationed in Amsterdam and are in love with the same young woman, Hye-young. Hye-Young is a simple sidewalk artist, with dreams of one day holding a real exhibition in a real ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, suspense
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.9
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Beyond Our Ken (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A month after Wai Ming broke up with Ken, she finds nude pictures of her on his website. To get back at him, she teams up with his new girlfriend.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, suspense, humorous ...
Plot: love triangle, vengeance, rivalry, breakup, couples, teaching the ways of the world, love and romance, battle of the sexes, friendship, crimes, escape, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Water and Fire (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A pretty young girl falls for an enigmatic, shy man who sweeps her off her feet. She becomes pregnant but is not allowed to tell him. His advisers are adamant. Back home, they have set up a wedding with the daughter of an antagonistic family and ...
Style: sentimental, suspenseful, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: rich and poor, love and romance, love triangle, fall in love, vengeance, rivalry, romance, haunted by the past, power relations, destiny, love affair, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.0
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Nirvana (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Young Alisa is fed up with her life in Moscow, and moves to St. Petersburg. Her roommates in the collective flat are two junkies, Vel and her boyfriend Valera the Dead Man. First they fight, but soon the two women form a friendship. Together they ...
Style: stylized, futuristic, rough, touching, captivating ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 12K
Boys (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 78 min.
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Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, serious
Plot: gay, gay teenager, friendship, teenage love, gay love, gay romance, fall in love, teen angst, teenage life, gay relationship, love and romance, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.1
 850
Eden (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, humorous, realistic ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%