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The Scent of Green Papaya (1993)
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The Scent of Green Papaya (1993)
Original name: Mùi đu đủ xanh
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, Vietnam
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A little girl, Mui, went to a house as a new servant. The mother still mourns the death of her daughter, who would have been Mui's age. In her mind she treated Mui as her daughter. 10 years later Mui (now a young woman) was sent to another family, a young pianist and his wife. The musician falls in love with the peasant, he taught her literacy and they eventually married. A movie about a girl's life.
Style: touching, serious, sincere, realistic, meditative, scenic, breathtaking, reflective, melancholic, colourful ...
Plot: master and servant, love, coming of age, love affair, romance, love and romance, society, family relations, parents and children, youth, couples, cooking, friendship, death, animal abuse, sadness, destroying property, cricket the insect, vase, altar, hair, seamstress, cleaning, laundry, washing hands ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and emotional films with plots about love and romance, love, family relations, romance, couples, parents and children and dancing mostly in Drama, Romance and Music genres. Some movies like The Scent of Green Papaya: The Vertical Ray of the Sun (2000), An Impudent Girl (1985), Cyclo (1995), Norwegian Wood (2010), Liberty Heights (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Vertical Ray of the Sun (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, France, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Hanoi comes across almost picture-perfect in director Tran Anh Hung's beautiful, elegiac tale about the lives and loves of three Vietnamese sisters. A mood characteristic of Hung's films is set early on with the vivid sounds of birds, ...
Style: talky, serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: pregnancy, infidelity, cafe, crumbling marriage, dysfunctional family, human nature, couple relations, parents and children, siblings relations, family life, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
An Impudent Girl (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Charlotte is being raised without a mother. She is only 13 but ready to be an adult. She meets an older boy and begins a relationship while teaching a young friend about life and learning the ropes herself.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, working class, coming of age, master and servant, prodigy, romance, small town, self discovery, love affair, teenage life, love and romance, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.3
 4K
Cyclo (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Vietnam, France, Hong Kong
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Follows a young cyclo (bicycle cab) driver on his poverty-driven descent into criminality in modern-day Ho Chi Minh City. The boy's struggles to scratch out a living for his two sisters and grandfather in the mean streets of the city lead to ...
Style: bleak, stylized, disturbing, rough, serious ...
Plot: taxi driver, coming of age, crime, gang, pimp, poet, gangsters, downfall, drugs/alcohol, innocence lost, urban, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.4
 10K
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: serious, gloomy, realistic, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: young man, reading, teenager, folk, young lovers, romance, rock, introspection, love affair, college, haunted by the past, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1920s
Place: asia, campus, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Liberty Heights (1999)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Anti-Semitism, race relations, coming of age, and fathers and sons: in Baltimore from fall, 1954, to fall, 1955.
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, high school, anti semitism, racism, americana, opposites attract, culture clash, human nature, rebelliousness, self discovery, interracial relations, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s, year 1955 ...
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.5
 661
Clara and Me (2004)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Antoine has what every young single man could wish: a promising career, true and loyal friends, and an apartment of his own. However, he's a lonely man, until he meets Clara, a beautiful and exciting woman, and deeply falls in love with her. ...
Style: emotional, serious, twists and turns, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: pregnancy, introspection, romance, self discovery, singleness, lovers reunited, midlife crisis, love and romance, couples, fall in love, love affair, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Permanent Record (1988)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: David Sinclair seems to have everything going for him: he's smart, musically talented, and very successful. To top off his senior year in high school, his band is trying to get a recording session. Therefore, David's suicide leaves ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, suicide, coming of age, buddies, romance, social misfits, school, music, parents and children, high school life, teenage life, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: portland oregon, oregon, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.5
 7K
Dogfight (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In the fall of 1963, Eddie Birdlace is an 18-year-old Marine Corps volunteer who is about to ship out with three of his buddies for a tour of duty in Viet Nam. Planning a massive blowout for their last night in San Francisco, Eddie, his buddies, and ...
Style: talky, touching, realistic, serious, clever ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love and romance, love, vietnam war, romance, innocence lost, coming of age, youth, couples, battle of the sexes, contests and competitions, human nature, military life ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1963
Place: san francisco, vietnam, california, asia, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Heart of Me (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Drama set in 1930s London with two sisters, Madeleine married to Rickie, and Dinah, who falls in love with him. Rickie and Dinah begin an affair which is to have repercussions throughout all their lives.
Style: clever, gloomy, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, couples, family relations, love triangle, pregnancy, romance, love affair, parents and children, haunted by the past, fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Forty Shades of Blue (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A Russian woman living in Memphis with a much older rock-n-roll legend experiences a personal awakening when her husband's estranged son comes to visit.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, crumbling marriage, romance, couple relations, parents and children, fall in love, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, immigrants, love affair ...
Time: contemporary
Place: memphis, usa, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2004)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In pre-revolution Cuba, Katey Miller is about to defy everyone's expectations. Instead of a parent-approved suitor, Katey is drawn to the sexy waiter, Javier, who spends his nights dancing in Havana's nightclubs. As she secretly learns to ...
Style: serious, feel good, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: dancer's life, dance, romance, latin, music, social differences, cuban revolution, falling in love, little boy, fall in love, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.7
 2K
That Night (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story about an eleven-year-old girl who idolizes her troubled sixteen-year-old neighbor.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, sexy
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: bowling, teen angst, high school, self discovery, father, teenage girl, girl, coming of age, pregnancy, single parent, romance, suburbs ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1961
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.1
 8K
Indochine (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 148 min.
Story: The story starts in the 1930s at one of the largest rubber-tree plantations in Indochine (Vietnam). This plantation is owned by the French colonist Eliane, a proud woman who lives with her father and her native adoptive daughter Camille. She ...
Style: serious, epic, atmospheric, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: fall in love, interracial relations, love triangle, love and romance, adoption, naval officer, police corruption, culture clash, romance, cabaret, navy, arranged marriage ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 20th century, 50s, 1930s
Place: asia, vietnam, france, europe, saigon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Lackawanna Blues (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In a story fueled by rhythm and blues, a young boy's life is shaped by love and the stories of a cast of characters in the boarding house where he lives in 1960s Lackawanna, New York.
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, coming of age, blues, parents and children, family relations, friends, nanny, ambition, society, youth, family problems, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: new york, usa, new york yankees, russia, toronto ontario canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Once Upon an Angel (2002)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A grief-stricken man who just lost his mother has a one night stand with a maid. What he doesn't know is that she's a virgin. He returns to his sad world of perfume business while she, unable to forget her first lover, follows him.
Style: serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: dealing with death, hotel, boss and employee, romance, sexual relations, love and romance, couples, master and servant, family relations, power relations, pregnancy, affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.5
 12K
Evening (2007)
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, serious, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: wedding, love affair, friendship, love triangle, romance, fall in love, best friend, mother, summer, parent child relationship, new love, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 50s, 20th century, 21st century, 1950s
Place: rhode island, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Brooklyn Babylon (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A charismatic rapper falls in love with a young Jewish girl despite the confines of her religious background.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, culture clash, musician's life, urban, unlikely couple, romance, fall in love, urban ghetto, interracial relations, social differences, tragic love, city life ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, stylized
Plot: master and servant, love affair, love, family life, love and romance, power relations, parents and children, fall in love, family relations, atomic bomb, man in a wheelchair, secret love ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: japan, asia, hiroshima japan, pearl harbor
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 7.9
 14K
L'Eclisse (1962)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A young woman meets a vital young man, but their love affair is doomed by the man's materialistic nature.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, thought provoking, psychological ...
Plot: translator, alienation, human nature, couple relations, romance, destructive relationship, infidelity, love affair, urban, love triangle, parents and children, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: italy, europe, usa, los angeles, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
A Song for Martin (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Martin, conductor of a symphonic orchestra, meet Barbara, violine player and they start a relationship. Five years later Martin starts to develop loss of memory and becomes more and more confused. Finally he is diagnosed with Alzheimer's ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: opera, infidelity, crumbling marriage, couple relations, love affair, dysfunctional family, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, family problems, fall in love, musician's life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Governess (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When the father of privileged Rosina da Silva violently dies, she decides to pass herself off as a gentile and finds employment with a family in faraway Scotland. Soon she and the family father, Charles, start a passionate secret affair.
Style: serious, atmospheric, gloomy, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: love affair, fall in love, love and romance, couple relations, society, couples, nanny, infidelity, loss of virginity, egg, murder, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1800s
Place: scotland, england, london, europe, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Temptress Moon (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Set in the decadent 1920s, Temptress Moon tells the very complicated story of a wealthy family living on the outskirts of Shanghai. Their youngest daughter, Ruyi, is brought up as a servant to her opium-addicted father and brother. Meanwhile, her ...
Style: stylized, gloomy, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: parents and children, crimes, dishonesty, love and romance, romance, addiction, society, unfulfillment, couples, family relations, power relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: china, asia, shanghai, tokyo, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
A Kind of Loving (1962)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After his girlfriend's pregnancy forces him to marry her, a young man must adjust to his new life and contend with his domineering mother-in-law.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, emotional
Plot: factory, crumbling marriage, coming of age, romance, love and romance, couples, family problems, couple relations, looking for love, looking for sex, parents and children, workplace romance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, europe, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Man in the Moon (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Maureen Trant and her younger sibling Dani share a strong connection, but local boy Court Foster threatens to throw their bond off balance. Dani and Court meet first and have a flirtatious rapport -- but when he meets Maureen, he falls hard and they ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: coming of age, coming-of-age, small town, love triangle, pregnancy, romance, parents and children, teenage life, fall in love, love and romance, youth, family relations ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1957
Place: louisiana, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Inventing the Abbotts (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the 1950s, brothers Jacey and Doug Holt, who come from the poorer side of their sleepy Midwestern town, vie for the affections of the wealthy, lovely Abbott sisters. Lady-killer Jacey alternates between Eleanor and Alice, wanting simply to break ...
Style: talky, realistic, emotional, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: working class, coming of age, obsession, dysfunctional marriage, romance, small town, gas station, rich and poor, siblings relations, sibling relationship, new love, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
A Man and a Woman (1966)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A man and a woman meet by accident on a Sunday evening at their childrens' boarding school. Slowly, they reveal themselves to each other, finding that each is a widow.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: romance, couple relations, widow, widower, fall in love, school, train, love and romance, couples, looking for love, love affair, love ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Accompanist (1992)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In Nazi-occupied Paris, a young accompanist named Sophie Vasseur gets a job with famed singer Irene Brice. As Irene's husband Charles, a businessman collaborating with the Nazis, wrestles with his conscience, Sophie becomes obsessed with Irene, ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: betrayal, maid, pianist, singer, infidelity, obsession, politics, master and servant, couple relations, war, love, love affair ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: england, europe, france, london, liverpool ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Who's That Knocking at My Door (1967)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: J.R. is a typical Italian-American on the streets of New York. When he gets involved with a local girl, he decides to get married and settle down, but when he learns that she was once raped, he cannot handle it. More explicitly linked with Catholic ...
Style: talky, serious, atmospheric, realistic, clever ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, friends, romance, buddies, prostitute, opposites attract, urban, teenage life, city life, love and romance, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, usa, italy, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Running on Empty (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The Popes are a family who haven't been able to use their real identity for years. In the late sixties, the parents set a weapons lab afire in an effort to hinder the government's Vietnam war campaign. Ever since then, the Popes have been ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: vietnam war, coming of age, hiding, hidden identity, radical, follow your dream, parents and children, eccentric family, hopes, society, youth, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1960s, year 1971
Place: new jersey, usa, yale university, oakland california, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.9
 71K
The Last Song (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A drama centered on a rebellious girl who is sent to a Southern beach town for the summer to stay with her father. Through their mutual love of music, the estranged duo learn to reconnect.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, fall in love, rock, youth, love and romance, coming of age, parents and children, family relations, vacation, estrangement, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: georgia, usa, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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