Movies like Memoirs of a Geisha

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Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
 7.3
 147K
Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Japan, USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A sweeping romantic epic set in Japan in the years before World War II, a penniless Japanese child is torn from her family to work as a maid in a geisha house.
Style: captivating, dramatic, sentimental, stylized, serious, sexy, emotional, realistic, romantic, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: geisha, women, brothel, rivalry, japanese culture, mentor, older man younger woman relationship, love story, love and romance, loss of virginity, loss of sister, unfulfilled love, secret love, orphan, rags to riches, cinderella story, jealousy, age difference, social differences, uninhibited rivalry, destiny, young woman, training, rise to the top, justice ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 20s, 30s, 40s
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan, tokyo

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sentimental films with plots about love and romance, romance, destiny, mentor, storytelling, culture clash and love mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like Memoirs of a Geisha: The Flowers of War (2011), Pride & Prejudice (2005), Jane Eyre (2011), Anna and the King (1999), Picture Bride (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Flowers of War (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 146 min.
Story: A Westerner finds refuge with a group of women in a church during Japan's rape of Nanking in 1937. Posing as a priest, he attempts to lead the women to safety.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: prostitute, world war two, atrocity, sino japanese war, japanese occupation of china, suffering, rape, brothel, oppression, forced prostitution, prostitution, clergy ...
Time: 1930s, year 1937, 20th century
Place: china, asia, japan, germany
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Pride & Prejudice (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Pride & Prejudice is a humorous story of love and life among English gentility during the Georgian era. Mr. Bennet is an English gentleman living in Hertfordshire with his overbearing wife and five daughters. If Mr. Bennet dies their house will ...
Style: romantic, dramatic, witty, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: opposites attract, unlikely couple, love and romance, prejudice, romance, aristocracy, love, fall in love, countryside, social differences, couple relations, initially antagonists ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1790s, 18th century, georgian era
Place: england, britain, europe, united kingdom, london
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83%
 7.3
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Jane Eyre (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After a bleak childhood, Jane Eyre goes out into the world to become a governess. As she lives happily in her new position at Thornfield Hall, she meet the dark, cold, and abrupt master of the house, Mr. Rochester. Jane and her employer grow close ...
Style: touching, gothic, atmospheric, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: forbidden love, social differences, unlikely couple, fall in love, power of love, master and servant, romance, rich and poor, estate, young woman, love and romance, love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s, 70s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Anna and the King (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: The story of the romance between the King of Siam (now Thailand) and the widowed British school teacher Anna Leonowens during the 1860s. Anna teaches the children and becomes romanced by the King. She convinces him that a man can be loved by just ...
Style: romantic, serious, captivating, stylized, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, forbidden love, interracial relations, royal family, culture clash, social differences, love and romance, opposites attract, palace, state affairs, mistress, love story ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s
Place: thailand, asia, southeast asia, burma, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Picture Bride (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Riyo, an orphaned 17-year old, sails from Yokohama to Hawaii in 1918 to marry Matsuji, a man she has never met. Hoping to escape a troubled past and start anew, Riyo is bitterly disappointed upon her arrival: her husband is twice her age. The ...
Style: touching, serious, melancholic, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: orphan, self discovery, loveless marriage, immigrants, arranged marriage, fish out of water, social differences, older man younger woman relationship, love and romance, existentialism, island, friendship ...
Time: year 1918, 19th century, 1920s
Place: hawaii, japan, usa, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Painted Veil (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, USA, Canada
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A British medical doctor fights a cholera outbreak in a small Chinese village, while also being trapped at home in a loveless marriage to an unfaithful wife.
Style: touching, scenic, emotional, captivating, serious ...
Plot: loveless marriage, infidelity, couple relations, love and romance, cheating wife, marriage, adultery, crumbling marriage, husband wife relationship, doctor, couples, cholera ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: china, shanghai, london, asia, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Little House (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Following the death of the unmarried and childless Taki, Takeshi, a young relative of hers, discovers several pages of closely written lines in which the old lady has recorded her memories. This is how he learns the truth about her youth working as ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: love affair, master and servant, fall in love, family relations, secret love, letter, funeral, romance, society, sino japanese war, power relations, strong female presence ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, year 1941
Place: japan, asia, pearl harbor, hiroshima japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, prostitute, samurai, looking for love, couple relations, hopes, couples, village, unfulfilled love, village life, fall in love, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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In the Realm of the Senses (1976)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Based on a true story set in pre-war Japan, a man and one of his servants begin a torrid affair. Their desire becomes a sexual obsession so strong that to intensify their ardor, they forsake all, even life itself.
Style: sexual, erotic, sexy, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: explicit sex, geisha, unsimulated sex, obsession, sexual relations, tragic love, passion, dangerous attraction, sexually liberated, sexual perversion, male nudity, bdsm ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1936, pre world war two
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, paris france
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100%
 5.8
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Silk (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, France, Italy, UK, Japan, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on the best-selling novel by Alessandro Baricco, this visually stunning film tells the story of a French trader who finds unexpected love far away from home.
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, touching, stylized ...
Plot: terminal illness, interracial love relationship, love story, romance, love and romance, smuggling, couple relations, husband wife relationship, betrayal, travel, historical event, forbidden love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s, 1860s
Place: japan, france, europe, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jamal Malik is an impoverished Indian teen who becomes a contestant on the Hindi version of ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’ but, after he wins, he is suspected of cheating.
Style: uplifting, touching, motivational, realistic, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: orphan, poverty, against the odds, childhood, life is a bitch, destiny, street kid, tv show, society, journey, street life, true love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 20th century, year 2005 ...
Place: india, mumbai india, asia, taj mahal
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80%
 8.8
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Forrest Gump (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A man with a low IQ has accomplished great things in his life and been present during significant historic events - in each case, far exceeding what anyone imagined he could do. Yet, despite all the things he has attained, his one true love eludes ...
Style: touching, uplifting, sentimental, inspirational, sincere ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: mentally challenged, life philosophy, human spirit, journey, rise to the top, philosophy, true love, destiny, love, human relationship, army, selflessness ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c., new york, china, vietnam ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Cider House Rules (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Homer is an orphan who was never adopted, becoming the favorite of orphanage director Dr. Larch. Dr. Larch imparts his full medical knowledge on Homer, who becomes a skilled, albeit unlicensed, physician. But Homer yearns for a self-chosen life ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, heartbreaking ...
Plot: abortion, incest, orphan, nurse, coming of age, orphanage, first love, love and romance, romance, farm, adoption, justice ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: maine, usa, new england, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Autumn in New York (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Autumn in New York follows the sexual exploits of Will Keane - New York restaurateur, infamous verging-on-50 playboy, master of the no-commitment seduction - until he runs into an unexpected dead end when he meets Charlotte Fielding. Charlotte is ...
Style: sentimental, touching, romantic, emotional, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, true love, opposites attract, age difference, couple relations, terminal illness, love story, love, unlikely couple, fall in love, womanizer, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.9
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Titanic (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 194 min.
Story: 84 years later, a 101-year-old woman named Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story to her granddaughter Lizzy Calvert, Brock Lovett, Lewis Bodine, Bobby Buell and Anatoly Mikailavich on the Keldysh about her life set in April 10th 1912, on a ship called ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, emotional, dramatic, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: tragic love, forbidden love, opposites attract, love and romance, love, ship, romance, fall in love, love story, titanic, disaster, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, edwardian era, year 1996, 90s ...
Place: new york, england, atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
House of Flying Daggers (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In 9th century China, a corrupt government wages war against a rebel army called the Flying Daggers. A romantic warrior breaks a beautiful rebel out of prison to help her rejoin her fellows, but things are not what they seem.
Style: exciting, stylized, atmospheric, serious, emotional ...
Plot: martial arts, warrior, tragic love, swords and armor, romance, emperor, heroine, adventure, sword fight, tragic event, resistance, mission ...
Time: middle ages, 9th century
Place: china, ancient china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
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The Notebook (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An epic love story centered around an older man who reads aloud to a woman with Alzheimer's. From a faded notebook, the old man's words bring to life the story about a couple who is separated by World War II, and is then passionately ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, romantic, motivational ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: romance, fall in love, true love, love and romance, love story, power of love, lovers reunited, love triangle, social differences, love affair, young lovers, love at first sight ...
Time: 1940s, 90s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: south carolina, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
A Walk in the Clouds (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 102 min.
Story: World War II vet Paul Sutton falls for a pregnant and unwed woman who persuades him -- during their first encounter -- to pose as her husband so she can face her family.
Style: romantic, sentimental, realistic, uplifting, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: vineyard, love, parents and children, happy ending, love and romance, interracial romance, family relations, romance, post war, estate, family values, couples ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: san francisco, california, usa, sacramento california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 166 min.
Story: Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.
Style: captivating, touching, sentimental, dramatic, philosophical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: life philosophy, aging, impossible love, true love, tragic love, love and romance, life & death, child as adult, existentialism, journey, elderly, fall in love ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1940s, 1930s ...
Place: new orleans, usa, pearl harbor, louisiana, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Sweet November (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Nelson is a man devoted to his advertising career in San Francisco. One day, while taking a driving test at the DMV, he meets Sara. She is very different from the other women in his life. Nelson causes her to miss out on taking the test and later ...
Style: romantic, sentimental, touching, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Up Close & Personal (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Tally Atwater has a dream: to be a prime-time network newscaster. She pursues this dream with nothing but ambition, raw talent and a homemade demo tape. Warren Justice is a brilliant, hard edged, veteran newsman. He sees Tally has talent and becomes ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: journalism, tragic love, romance, love and romance, workplace, rise to the top, ambition, media, workplace situations, love affair, tv show, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: miami, florida, usa, pennsylvania, philadelphia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.9
 45K
Labor Day (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Depressed single mom Adele and her son Henry offer a wounded, fearsome man a ride. As police search town for the escaped convict, the mother and son gradually learn his true story as their options become increasingly limited.
Style: realistic, emotional, sentimental, touching, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: single parent, unlikely relationship, family relations, fall in love, love and romance, escapades, parents and children, single mother, dangerous attraction, holiday, crimes, on the run ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, canada, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Water for Elephants (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In this captivating Depression-era melodrama, impetuous veterinary student Jacob Jankowski joins a celebrated circus as an animal caretaker but faces a wrenching dilemma when he's transfixed by angelic married performer Marlena.
Style: emotional, touching, stylized, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: forbidden love, circus, fall in love, love and romance, lovers, older woman younger man relationship, performer's life, couples, boss and employee, veterinarian, couple relations, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, year 1931, 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Great Expectations (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Miss Havisham, a wealthy spinster who wears an old wedding dress and lives in the dilapidated Satis House, asks Pip's "Uncle Pumblechook" (who is actually Joe's uncle) to find a boy to play with her adopted daughter Estella. Pip ...
Style: captivating, emotional, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: generosity, orphan, unfulfilled love, love and romance, redemption, social differences, hopes, rise to the top, haunted by the past, benefactor, humble, romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong, USA, China
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two warriors in pursuit of a stolen sword and a notorious fugitive are led to an impetuous, physically-skilled, teenage nobleman's daughter, who is at a crossroads in her life.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, exciting, captivating, serious ...
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, sword fight, warrior, female martial artist, qing dynasty, aristocracy, martial artist, duel, vengeance, love and romance, ninja ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 17th century
Place: china, asia, beijing china, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Circle of Friends (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, USA, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 'Circle Of Friends' is set in 1950's Ireland. The movie focuses on Benny Hogan and her best friend, Eve Malone. The story centers around Benny and Eve as they enter student life at University College, Dublin. Here Benny and Eve ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, sincere, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: college, small town, romance, coming of age, pregnancy, betrayal, friendship, love affair, college life, youth, orphan, abortion ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.0
 208K
P.S. I Love You (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A young widow discovers that her late husband has left her 10 messages intended to help ease her pain and start a new life.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, romantic, uplifting ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: love and romance, romance, love story, starting over, death, terminal illness, couples, loss of spouse, family relations, grief, dealing with death, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Nights in Rodanthe (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two unhappy people's lives become entwined when they have a life changing romance. Adrienne is a woman who's trying to decide whether to stay in her unhappy marriage or not. Her life changes when Paul, a doctor who is traveling to ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, romantic, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: love and romance, middle age romance, romance, hotel, parents and children, love story, infidelity, couples, true love, midlife crisis, marriage crisis, reconciliation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Luzhin Defence (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Based upon the novel by Vladimir Nabokov, a chess grandmaster travels to Italy in the 1920s to play in a tournament and falls in love.
Style: atmospheric, sincere, touching, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: chess, obsession, prodigy, mentally unstable, supportive spouse, contests and competitions, ambition, genius, family relations, love story, eccentricity, loneliness ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Last Tycoon (1976)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: F.Scott Fitzgerald's novel is brought to life in this story of a movie producer slowly working himself to death.
Style: realistic, stylized, captivating, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, romance, producer, ambition, introspection, obsession, film industry, fall in love, great depression, unfulfillment, rise to the top ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%