Movies like Memoirs of a Geisha

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Memoirs of a Geisha
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: 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: dramatic, serious, realistic, sentimental, romantic, emotional, touching, inspirational, based on true events, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: geisha, japanese culture, rise to the top, women, storytelling, rivalry, destiny, loneliness, love story, uninhibited rivalry, slavery, social differences, love, unfulfilled love, justice, secrets, brutality, brothel, secret love, loss of parents, loss of sister, loss of virginity, rags to riches, life philosophy, family drama ...
Time: 20s, 1930s, 30s, 40s, 20th century, 1920s, 1940s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo

Most similar movies to Memoirs of a Geisha

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, emotional, romantic and touching films with plots about catastrophe, dialogue, mentor, destiny, beautiful scenery, romance and love and romance mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres. Some movies like Memoirs of a Geisha: Jane Eyre (2011), The Painted Veil (2006), Pride & Prejudice (2005), The Notebook (2004), Up Close & Personal (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Jane Eyre
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: captivating, touching, romantic, sincere, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: romance, love, rich and poor, love and romance, jane austen, man-woman relation, power of love, social differences, haunted by the past, master and servant, family secret, broken heart ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1840s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
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The Painted Veil
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: emotional, touching, atmospheric, serious, stylized ...
Plot: infidelity, redemption, marriage, adultery, crumbling marriage, hospital, period piece, love story, beautiful scenery, couple relations, love, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 20s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: china, asia, england, london, shanghai china
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    User:   75%
 
Pride & Prejudice
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: emotional, romantic, sentimental, classic literature, dramatic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: jane austen, prejudice, unlikely couple, love story, pride, opposites attract, romance, social differences, family, love, verbal byplay, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 18th century, 1790s
Place: england, britain, europe, london
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System:   75%
    User:   62%
 
 7.9
 453K
The Notebook
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: sentimental, touching, romantic, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: true love, romance, memory loss, power of love, young lovers, love story, love, love affair, destiny, sacrifice, lovers reunited, love and romance ...
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Place: south carolina, usa, europe
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Up Close & Personal
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, serious, romantic, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: journalism, romance, mentor, love story, destiny, rise to the top, justice, relationships, love affair, workplace romance, love, happy ending ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: miami, florida, pennsylvania, philadelphia, usa
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The Flowers of War
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, brutal ...
Plot: war, prostitution, sacrifice, brutality, survival, prostitute, chase, death, atrocity, rape, wartime, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, year 1937
Place: china, asia, japan, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   93%
 
The Cider House Rules
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, emotional, touching, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: coming of age, abortion, storytelling, adoption, death, friendship, orphan, incest, african american, mentor, destiny, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1920s, 1940s ...
Place: maine, usa, england, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   75%
 
The Great Gatsby
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby's nouveau riche ...
Style: stylized, sentimental, colourful, dramatic, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: obsession, loneliness, rags to riches, unfulfilled love, millionaire, obsessive love, love triangle, love and romance, romance, high society, tragedy, impossible love ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa, new york, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   66%
 
 5.7
 74K
Eat Pray Love
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Liz Gilbert had everything a modern woman is supposed to dream of having – a husband, a house and a successful career – yet like so many others, she found herself lost, confused and searching for what she really wanted in life. Newly divorced ...
Style: sentimental, scenic, romantic, inspirational, road movie ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: starting over, beautiful scenery, lifestyle change, self discovery, love, travel, female protagonist, depression, midlife crisis, solitude, couple relations, wisdom of life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   57%
 
 7.5
 12K
Persuasion
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Persuasion is the newest adaptation of the classic Jane Austen novel of the same name published in 1818. Anne falls deeply in love with handsome young naval officer Frederick Wentworth at the age of nineteen.
Style: sentimental, emotional, classic literature, romantic, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love, romance, jane austen, love triangle, ocean or sea, navy, couple relations, adaptation, literature, infidelity, love story, love affair ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1810s
Place: england, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   54%
 
Autumn in New York
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, sexy, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, terminal illness, love, unlikely couple, love story, older man younger woman relationship, opposites attract, couple relations, destiny, fall in love, love and romance, womanizer ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   100%
 
 6.7
 56K
The Best of Me
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A pair of former high school sweethearts reunite after many years when they return to visit their small hometown.
Style: touching, dramatic, sentimental, romantic, bad ending ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: true love, love story, destiny, unfulfilled love, lovers reunited, road not taken, love and romance, unfulfillment, twists & turns, life philosophy, sacrifice, lone hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   49%
 
Great Expectations
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: atmospheric, stylized, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, destiny, artist, obsession, childhood, love, love story, adaptation, orphan, literature, book, social differences ...
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Place: florida, usa, new york
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    User:   40%
 
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One Day
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A romantic comedy centered on Dexter and Emma, who first meet during their graduation in 1988 and proceed to keep in touch regularly. The film follows what they do on July 15 annually, usually doing something together.
Style: sentimental, romantic, touching, sweet, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: best friends in love, male female friendship, love and romance, love, opposites attract, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, life philosophy, unlikely friendships, loneliness, follow your dream, social differences, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 90s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: england, london, paris france
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System:   45%
    User:   43%
 
 7.4
 153K
Me Before You
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A small town girl is caught between dead-end jobs. A high-profile, successful man becomes wheelchair bound following an accident. The man decides his life is not worth living until the girl is hired for six months to be his new caretaker. Worlds ...
Style: emotional, touching, romantic, sweet, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: disability, romance, depression, love story, love, love and romance, life & death, social misfits, caregiver, loneliness, quadriplegic, lifestyle change ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   40%
 
 6.8
 189K
Romeo + Juliet
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In director Baz Luhrmann's contemporary take on William Shakespeare's classic tragedy, the Montagues and Capulets have moved their ongoing feud to the sweltering suburb of Verona Beach, where Romeo and Juliet fall in love and secretly wed. ...
Style: stylized, romantic, tense, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: forbidden love, love and romance, romance, young lovers, shakespeare's romeo and juliet, family feud, gunfight, shakespeare, tragic love, love story, uninhibited rivalry, true love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   38%
 
Water for Elephants
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, serious, realistic, stylized, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: circus, romance, brutality, fall in love, train, animals, performer's life, love story, forbidden love, period piece, adaptation, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 1930s, 20s, 30s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   41%
 
 6.0
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Dying Young
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After she discovers that her boyfriend has betrayed her, Hilary O'Neil is looking for a new start and a new job. She begins to work as a private nurse for a young man suffering from blood cancer. Slowly, they fall in love, but they always know ...
Style: touching, sentimental, romantic, sad, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, cancer, love story, couple relations, leukemia, human nature, life & death, parents and children, social differences, doctors, beautiful scenery, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
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System:   43%
    User:   38%
 
 6.7
 78K
Sweet November
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: sentimental, touching, romantic, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, fall in love, love story, love, tragic love, love and romance, opposites attract, couple relations, terminal illness, change of heart, character change, changing lives ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   100%
 
Picture Bride
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, realistic, scenic, harsh ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: immigrants, self discovery, friendship, culture clash, orphan, death, storytelling, couple relations, mentor, romance, forbidden love, life & death ...
Time: 19th century, 1920s
Place: hawaii, japan, asia, tokyo, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   44%
 
Anna Karenina
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: atmospheric, emotional, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: betrayal, romance, infidelity, love, literature, death, adaptation, crumbling marriage, beautiful scenery, love story, couple relations, obsession ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: russia, moscow russia, saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   46%
 
Circle of Friends
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: touching, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, romance, coming of age, college, betrayal, pregnancy, small town, opposites attract, irish, unlikely friendships, book, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   35%
 
 6.8
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Jane Eyre
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy, UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Jane Eyre is an orphan cast out as a young girl by her aunt, Mrs. Reed, and sent to be raised in a harsh charity school for girls. There she learns to be come a teacher and eventually seeks employment outside the school. Her advertisement is ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, realism, couple relations, literature, love, adaptation, boarding school, period piece, love affair, book, estate, parents and children ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 18th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   35%
 
Splendor in the Grass
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A fragile Kansas girl's unrequited and forbidden love for a handsome young man from the town's most powerful family drives her to heartbreak and madness.
Style: emotional, realistic, sexual, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, small town, romance, adolescence, teenager, marriage, suicide attempt, friendship, young lovers, love, relationships, runaway ...
Time: 1930s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s, 1950s
Place: kansas, usa, california, yale university, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   36%
 
 6.6
 44K
Last Night
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story follows a married couple, apart for a night while the husband takes a business trip with a colleague to whom he's attracted. While he's resisting temptation, his wife encounters her past love.
Style: emotional, romantic, melancholic, sexy, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: infidelity, adultery, temptation, marriage, moral dilemma, husband wife relationship, couple relations, love story, love, lovers reunited, trust, secrets ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   45%
 
A Walk to Remember
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When the popular, restless Landon Carter is forced to participate in the school drama production he falls in love with Jamie Sullivan, the daughter of the town's minister. Jamie has a "to-do" list for her life and also a very big ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, touching, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, teenager, romance, opposites attract, love, true love, first love, terminal illness, high school, friendship, cancer, life changing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   100%
 
 6.5
 12K
Evening
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 117 min.
Story: As Constance (Natasha Richardson) and Nina (Toni Collette) gather at the deathbed of their mother, Ann (Vanessa Redgrave), they learn for the first time that their mother lived an entire other lifetime during one evening 50 years ago. In vivid ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, wedding, mother daughter relationship, love, death, love affair, memory, fall in love, destiny, gay, love and romance, life & death ...
Time: contemporary, 50s, 20th century, 21st century, 1950s
Place: rhode island, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   45%
 
Moll Flanders
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The daughter of a thief, young Moll is placed in the care of a nunnery after the execution of her mother. However, the actions of an abusive priest lead Moll to rebel as a teenager, escaping to the dangerous streets of London. Further misfortunes ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating, touching ...
Plot: prostitute, prostitution, literature, period piece, self discovery, destiny, adaptation, rich and poor, romance, childhood, society, book ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, victorian, 1700s
Place: england, london, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   39%
 
 8.4
 17K
Jane Eyre
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 230 min.
Story: In this version of Charlotte Brontë's novel, Jane Eyre (Georgie Henley), a poor relation in the household of her aunt, Mrs. Reed (Tara FitzGerald) is despatched into the care of the callous Mr Brocklehurst at his school at Lowood. As a young ...
Style: serious, romantic, talky, sexy, gothic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, love story, adaptation, relationships, love, love affair, prejudice, couple relations, infidelity, looking for love, rich and poor, parents and children ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 18th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   100%
 
The Bridges of Madison County
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Photographer Robert Kincaid wanders into the life of housewife Francesca Johnson for four days in the 1960s.
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, serious, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, adultery, photographer, infidelity, loneliness, love, impossible love, housewife, love story, love affair, small town, relationships ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1965, year 1987
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   44%
 
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