Movies like Memoirs of a Geisha

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Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
 7.4
 138K
Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Japan, France
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, sexy, sentimental, dramatic, serious, stylized, realistic, atmospheric, emotional, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: geisha, women, japanese culture, rivalry, mentor, brothel, love and romance, loss of virginity, unfulfilled love, orphan, jealousy, social differences, uninhibited rivalry, cinderella story, destiny, secret love, loss of parent, loss of sister, loss of parents, training, rise to the top, rags to riches, young woman, kimono, storytelling ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 1920s, 30s, 20th century, 20s, 40s
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan, tokyo

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Most similar movies to Memoirs of a Geisha

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, sentimental, serious and emotional films with plots about love and romance, romance, mentor, destiny, culture clash, catastrophe and storytelling mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like Memoirs of a Geisha: The Flowers of War (2011), Anna and the King (1999), The Painted Veil (2006), Jane Eyre (2011), Pride & Prejudice (2005). 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, bleak, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: atrocity, prostitute, world war two, sino japanese war, rape, brothel, forced prostitution, prostitution, life is a bitch, student, suffering, japanese occupation of china ...
Time: 1930s, year 1937, 20th century, 30s
Place: china, asia, japan, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: serious, captivating, romantic, stylized, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: interracial relations, royal family, love and romance, fall in love, social differences, forbidden love, opposites attract, culture clash, palace, politics, royal court, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s
Place: thailand, asia, burma, southeast asia, england
⇓ 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, emotional, captivating, serious, scenic ...
Plot: loveless marriage, infidelity, couple relations, love and romance, adultery, marriage, cheating wife, unfaithful wife, doctor, couples, redemption, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: china, shanghai, london, asia, shanghai china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 7.3
 81K
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, captivating, atmospheric, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: unlikely couple, fall in love, social differences, couple relations, romance, forbidden love, estate, power of love, love and romance, master and servant, society, young woman ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1840s, 70s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: witty, romantic, dramatic, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: romance, opposites attract, jane austen, prejudice, love and romance, unlikely couple, couple relations, aristocracy, happy ending, social differences, countryside, wooing ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, 1790s, 18th century, georgian era
Place: england, britain, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, melancholic ...
Plot: incest, abortion, coming of age, orphan, orphanage, new job, nurse, storytelling, coming-of-age, romance, love and romance, first love ...
Time: 1920s, 40s, 20th century, 1940s, 1930s ...
Place: maine, usa, new england, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, emotional, contemplative, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, true love, terminal illness, couple relations, opposites attract, unlikely couple, fall in love, womanizer, romance, love, love and romance, love affair ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 11K
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: sentimental, realistic, serious, touching, stylized ...
Plot: terminal illness, romance, couple relations, smuggling, love and romance, love story, husband wife relationship, travel, interracial love relationship, historical event, silk, forbidden love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1870s, 1860s
Place: japan, france, europe, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 7.8
 518K
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, love and romance, love story, true love, power of love, love triangle, lovers reunited, love affair, social differences, young lovers, fall in love, youth ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: south carolina, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.8
 1.8M
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, sincere, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: life philosophy, human spirit, mentally challenged, destiny, rise to the top, true love, journey, storytelling, human relationship, odd, selflessness, philosophy ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., united states, new york, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
100%
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, India
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, realistic, touching, motivational, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: orphan, against the odds, childhood, poverty, destiny, life is a bitch, society, true love, street kid, journey, tv show, street life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 2000s ...
Place: india, mumbai india, taj mahal, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.6
 266K
Moulin Rouge! (2001)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A celebration of love and creative inspiration takes place in the infamous, gaudy and glamorous Parisian nightclub, at the cusp of the 20th century. A young poet, who is plunged into the heady world of Moulin Rouge, begins a passionate affair with ...
Style: sexy, sentimental, atmospheric, colourful, lyrical ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: tragic love, cabaret, terminal illness, showbiz, jealousy, writers, love story, seduction, performer's life, postmodernism, nightclub, lifestyle ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, 1900s, 1890s, turn of the century
Place: paris france, europe, france, india
⇓ 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, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: journalism, tragic love, romance, tv show, teaching the ways of the world, love and romance, media, ambition, workplace, rise to the top, love affair, workplace romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 70s
Place: miami, usa, florida, pennsylvania, philadelphia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: uplifting, sentimental, touching, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: vineyard, love, family relations, happy ending, post war, love and romance, parents and children, estate, romance, interracial romance, homecoming, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.7
 86K
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, touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, love story, terminal illness, tragic love, fall in love, love and romance, self discovery, love, workaholic, cancer, opposites attract, change of heart ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, arranged marriage, self discovery, immigrants, social differences, fish out of water, older man younger woman relationship, love and romance, loveless marriage, existentialism, island, friendship ...
Time: year 1918, 19th century, 1920s
Place: hawaii, japan, asia, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: generosity, orphan, love and romance, redemption, social differences, hopes, haunted by the past, unfulfilled love, rise to the top, benefactor, youth, coming of age ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
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Great Expectations (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Loosely based on the Charles Dickens' classic novel, "Great Expectations" is a sensual tale of a young man's unforgettable passage into manhood, and the three individuals who will undeniably change his life forever. Through the ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, romantic, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: childhood, artist, destiny, romance, fall in love, understanding, painting, stranger, inheritance, social differences, art, happy ending ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 90s, 80s, 19th century ...
Place: florida, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.8
 1.0M
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, based on true events, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: tragic love, love and romance, opposites attract, romance, love, ship, love story, fall in love, titanic, forbidden love, drowning, iceberg ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, edwardian era, year 1996, year 1912 ...
Place: new york, england, atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, touching ...
Plot: love affair, fall in love, master and servant, family relations, secret love, funeral, letter, romance, memoir, society, sino japanese war, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 30s ...
Place: japan, asia, pearl harbor, hiroshima japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Anna Karenina (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Anna (Marceau) is a wife and mother who has an affair with the handsome Count Vronsky (Bean). Based on the novel by Tolstoy.
Style: sexy, psychological, emotional, atmospheric, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: infidelity, family relations, tragic love, love triangle, cheating wife, age difference, romance, betrayal, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, soldier ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, moscow russia, saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, pre war, sexy, erotic, controversial ...
Plot: explicit sex, sexual relations, obsession, geisha, tragic love, passion, lust, dangerous attraction, strong sexual content, jealousy, bdsm, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, pre world war two, year 1936
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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, 1950s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Water for Elephants (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 122 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, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: forbidden love, fall in love, lovers, love and romance, circus, performer's life, star, animal life, love affair, veterinarian, boss and employee, older woman younger man relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, 20s, 30s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.3
 11K
Norwegian Wood (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Set in the 1960's, high school student Toru Watanabe loses his only friend Kizuki after he commits suicide. Toru, now looking for a new life, enters a university in Tokyo. By chance, Toru meets Kizuki's ex-girlfriend Naoko in the ...
Style: sentimental, melancholic, enigmatic, thought provoking, visually appealing ...
Plot: suicide, teenager, young man, love triangle, young lovers, introspection, haunted by the past, self discovery, love and romance, love affair, reading, first sexual experience ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.1
 33K
Now Is Good (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A girl dying of leukemia compiles a list of things she'd like to do before passing away. Topping the list is her desire to lose her virginity.
Style: heartbreaking, emotional, serious, touching, sad ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, fighting illness, love and romance, cancer, teenage love, teenager, youth, dying, last wish, dealing with death, first sex, virginity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: stylized, realistic, captivating, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, romance, producer, ambition, introspection, obsession, film industry, fall in love, great depression, actor's life, rise and fall ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s ...
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.0
 200K
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, starting over, love story, terminal illness, death, loss of spouse, family relations, grief, couples, dealing with death, letter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, contests and competitions, supportive spouse, ambition, genius, family relations, love story, eccentricity, loneliness ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%