Movies like Dear Summer Sister

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Dear Summer Sister (1972)
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Dear Summer Sister (1972)
Original name: 夏の妹
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sunaoko come to Okinawa to find his brother Tsuruo. Her searching is not very painless because it tears up old wounds in complicated relationships, some of which date back to the horrors of war.
Plot: teenager, sea, rape, prostitute, youth, fishing, hotel, sex scene, family relations, beach, vacation, singing, song, teenage girl, singer, older man younger woman relationship, fall in love, beer, judge, stepmother, war veteran, brother sister relationship, war crime, bathtub, commissioner ...
Place: okinawa japan

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Most similar movies to Dear Summer Sister

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, touching and semi serious films with plots about family relations, youth, friendship, teenage life, singing, teenager and teenage girl mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Dear Summer Sister: The Ceremony (1971), Glasses (2007), Diary of a Shinjuku Thief (1969), Autumn Moon (1992), So Much Water (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Ceremony (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Oshima’s magisterial epic, centering on the ambivalent surviving heir of the Sakurada clan, uses ritual and the microcosm of the traditional family to trace the rise and fall of militaristic Japan across several decades.
Plot: post war japan, dysfunctional family, katana, surrealism, threesome, suicide, baseball, incest, patriarch, cousin cousin relationship, tradition, death ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1950s, 1940s, 1960s
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95%
 6.8
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Glasses (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Harried and overworked, Taeko leaves the city for a much-needed island vacation. Stepping off a propeller plane onto golden sands, she drags her giant suitcase across the beach to Hamada Inn. Owner Yuji is impressed; it's the first time in ...
Style: dark humor
Plot: beach, female director, breakfast, hotel manager, hotel, japanese man, woman with glasses, japanese woman, small business, vacation, beer, travel ...
Place: okinawa japan, okinawa
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76%
Diary of a Shinjuku Thief (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This is the story of a bookstore thief named Birdy, who is led through various adventures in Tokyo's Shinjuku district by salesgirl Umeko.
Style: avant garde, dark humor
Plot: bookstore, thief, city, boss, black and white segues into color, theft, dildo, handheld camera, riot, employee, sexual revolution, nipples ...
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.1
 307
Autumn Moon (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A Japanese tourist, Tokio, meets a 15-year-old Hong Kong girl and her grandmother left behind in Hong Kong while their family emmigrates to Canada.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, touching
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, culture clash, immigrants, family relations, immigration, urban, romance, unfulfillment, opposites attract, youth, coming of age, gender ...
Time: 90s, future
Place: hong kong, canada, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 6.4
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So Much Water (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Uruguay, Mexico, Netherlands, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A family vacation is bogged down by unrelenting rain, as a teenage girl and her divorced father try to find common ground.
Style: humorous, captivating, atmospheric, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, parents and children, resort, siblings relations, confined, family problems, vacation, father daughter relationship, estrangement, teenager, hotel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: uruguay, latin america
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49%
Most People Live in China (2002)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Norway
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A movie inspired by eight Norwegian political parties, written by six writers and directed by nine directors: a man gets a nasty surprise skinny dipping, a cow eats a cell phone, a lesbian couple loses a child, a blind girl sells dubious lottery ...
Style: touching, humorous, suspense, contemplative, anthology
Plot: multiple storylines, family relations, fall in love, lesbian, gay parent, teenage girl, brother sister relationship, politics, teenage boy, falling in love, cow, swamp ...
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Hotel New Hampshire (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The film talks about a family that weathers all sorts of disasters and keeps going in spite of it all. It is noted for its wonderful assortment of oddball characters.
Style: humorous, dark humor, realistic, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: hotel, dysfunctional family, rape, terrorism, family relations, coming of age, satire, prostitute, bomb, terrorist, incest, family life ...
Time: 80s
Place: austria, new hampshire, new england, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
All inclusive (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After finding out that her husband cheated on her, Lise and her two daughters Ditte and Sigrid decides to go on vacation to Malta. The two sisters are very different and tries to cheer the mother up in very different ways. All inclusive is a movie ...
Style: emotional, humorous, captivating, psychological
Plot: vacation, parent child relationship, divorce, hotel, mother daughter relationship, infidelity, sister sister relationship, family relations, love, friendship, female director, one night stand ...
Time: 21st century
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Halfaouine: Boy of the Terraces (1990)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Tunisia, France, Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Twelve-year-old Noura dangles uncertainly in that difficult netherworld between childhood and adulthood. His growing libido has gotten him banned from the women's baths, where his mother took him when he was younger, but he's not yet old ...
Style: sincere, sexual, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, loss of virginity, religions or cults, teenage love, self discovery, teenage life, voyeurism, innocence lost, parents and children, society, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: tunisia, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Sing a Song of Sex (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Four sexually hungry high school students preparing for their university entrance exams meet up with an inebriated teacher singing bawdy drinking songs. This encounter sets them on a less than academic path.
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, touching, sexual ...
Plot: university, youth, vietnam war, politics, love and romance, society, high school life, college, high school, innocence lost, sexuality, japanese culture ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1967
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Unknown Pleasures (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: China, Japan, South Korea, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Three disaffected youths live in Datong in 2001, part of the new "Birth Control" generation. Fed on a steady diet of popular culture, both Western and Chinese, the characters of Unknown Pleasures represent a new breed in the People's ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: youth, teenager, unemployment, teenage life, family relations, life is a bitch, society, love triangle, parents and children, friends, music band, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Profound Desires of the Gods (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 173 min.
Story: Tokyo engineer Kariya arrives on a primitive tropical island, where he interacts with the Futori clan, to drill a well to power a sugar mill.
Plot: incest, sea, human nature, construction, island, fishing, brother sister incest, father daughter incest, snake, japanese new wave, sex scene, pig ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Wassup Rockers (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Instead of adhering to the norms of their South Central neighborhood, a group of skater boys opt to bus into Hollywood and Beverly Hills, where they attract local rich girls - and plenty of trouble with the police, jealous boyfriends, and nervous ...
Style: sincere, realistic, captivating, entertaining, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, friends, society, buddies, social differences, rock, punk, drugs/alcohol, life is a bitch, cultural difference, class differences, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, beverly hills, south central los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 867
Next of Kin (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Twenty-three-year old Peter Foster is an only child who lives at home, where he constantly hears his parents arguing. Because Peter does nothing all day, the family goes to a clinic where a therapist videotapes them. After Peter watches his tape, he ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: adoption, dysfunctional family, family relations, pretense, family in crisis, eccentric family, custody, suburban life, voyeurism, siblings relations, cons and scams, family gatherings ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Good Life (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: This humorous movie charts the life of a 14-year-old (Tristan) as he deals with some major issues in his life. At the beginning of the movie, he has already decided to dedicate his life to writing and losing his virginity (while his parents are away ...
Style: sexual, touching, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: friendship, prostitute, coming of age, prank, dealing with death, hopes, youth, love and romance, loss of virginity, teenage life, parents and children, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.9
 460
Blurred (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Every year more than 70,000 Australian school leavers head to the beaches of Australia's Gold Coast to celebrate their release from the secondary school system. With a wild mixture of sun, surf and sex, this quintessential Australian tradition ...
Style: road movie
Plot: teenager, road trip, party, nerd, holiday, limousine driver, beach, vacation, woman dressed as man, man dressed as woman
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.6
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Real Love (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Forbach, East of France, today. Mario, a man without much ambition, except where love is concerned, is back to square one after his wife left home. He now must raise his two adolescent daughters by himself, while going through some sort of a teenage ...
Style: unusual plot structure, contemplative, psychological, light, feel good ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, teenage girl, sister sister relationship, teenager, school, family relations, youth, society, friendship, friends, female director, cigarette smoking ...
Time: 21st century
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.3
 567
Short Skin (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Ever since he was a child, the seventeen-yearold Edoardo has suffered from a malformation of the foreskin that stops him from masturbating and makes him insecure and ill at ease with girls. Shut up in his sexless microcosm, Edoardo reacts with ...
Style: humorous, realistic, captivating, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, family relations, misfit, youth, anxiety, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexuality, foreskin, loss of virginity, pressure, uncertainty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 5.8
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Georgia Rule (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Georgia Rule follows a rebellious, uncontrollable teenager who is hauled off by her dysfunctional mother to spend the summer with her grandmother. Her journey will lead all three women to revelations of buried family secrets and an understanding ...
Style: sincere, realistic, sentimental, serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: mother daughter relationship, family problems, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family relations, small town, confession, redemption, generation gap, teenager, uncontrollable, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: idaho, usa, san francisco, salt lake city utah, california ...
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32%
Beware of a Holy Whore (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: West Germany, Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Tensions between members of a film crew build while they wait for the arrival of the director and star to arrive on location.
Style: witty, humorous, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: satire, filmmaking, hotel, gender bending, nothing goes right, lifestyle, prostitute, gender, village, showbiz, destructive relationship, village life ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Manny & Lo (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A pregnant teen and her younger sister run away from foster homes and kidnap a woman whom they believe can help with the pregnancy.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: kidnapping, pregnancy, on the road, orphan, hostage, teenager, robbery, police, dream, coming of age, runaway, bittersweet ...
Time: 90s
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Last of the High Kings (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Ireland, Denmark, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: It is 1977, Dublin rocks to the music of Thin Lizzy and the world is stunned by the death of Elvis Presley. Frankie, caught between acne and adulthood, has just completed his final exams in school. Convinced he will fail, he survives the summer ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, touching, feel good ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: politics, friendship, coming of age, infidelity, teenage love, self discovery, single parent, best friends, romance, misfit, adolescence vs adulthood, introspection ...
Time: 90s, 70s, year 1977
Place: ireland, europe, paris france, massachusetts, milwaukee wisconsin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.0
 4K
Cougars Inc. (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: When Sam learns his mother cannot afford to send him to another school after he is kicked out, he and his friends start their own escort service for mature women to pay for his tuition.
Style: touching, sincere, semi serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: escort service, underage sex, teenage girl, friendship, boarding school, infidelity, youth, teenage love, parents and children, housewife, high school life, teachers and students ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 6K
Dude (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Four best friends negotiate loss and major life changes during the last two weeks of high school.
Style: psychological, sincere, disturbing, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, female friendship, high school friends, teenager, drinking, friendship, marijuana, party, drinking alcohol, youth, love, cigarette smoking ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Nina's Tragedies (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The taboo relationship between young Nadav and his Aunt Nina transcends definition on its way to odd highs and lows.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, witty
Plot: incestuous desire, family relations, coming of age, aunt nephew relationship, teenage life, dysfunctional family, longing, family problems, human nature, lifestyle, youth, death in the family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
What a Wonderful Family! 3: My Wife, My Life (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: At the Hirata home, three generations of their family live together. A crisis ensues when one afternoon, housewife Fumie falls asleep and wakes up to find a thief has stolen her secret money she kept hidden in the refrigerator.
Plot: old man, scarf, slim woman, laughter, spouse, visitor, drinking milk, wife, flashlight, little brother, old woman, smoking ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.1
 202
Topsy Turvy (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An uptight young man and his equally uptight family moves next door to a hedonistic clan, including the beautiful, sexy Topsy, who charms the new neighbor boy Tom. But Tom discovers that the price of loving Topsy may be higher than he's willing ...
Style: sexy, sex comedy
Plot: beach, teenager, sexuality, seductress, erotica, sex, male nudity, self discovery, female nudity, sexual awakening, deep cleavage, male masturbation ...
Time: 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.8
 19K
Kikujiro (1999)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Brash, loudmouthed and opportunistic, Kikujiro is the unlikely companion for Masao who is determined to see the mother he has never met. The two begin a series of adventures which soon turns out to be a whimsical journey of laughter and tears with a ...
Style: surreal, stylized, touching, uplifting, semi serious ...
Plot: thief, child abuse, innocence, running, on the road, summer, travel, bittersweet, road trip, dishonesty, coming of age, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.6
 13K
Rocket Science (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Hal, a 15-year-old high-school student with a minor yet socially alienating (and painful) disability: he stutters uncontrollably. Determined to work through the problem, Hal opts for an extreme route he joins the school debating team, which sends ...
Style: sincere, psychological, touching, sentimental, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, high school, debate, teenage life, misfit, nothing goes right, contests and competitions, love and romance, fall in love, introspection, coming of age, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Squid and the Whale (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Based on the true childhood experiences of Noah Baumbach and his brother, The Squid and the Whale tells the touching story of two young boys dealing with their parents divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980's.
Style: talky, sincere, depressing, absurd, humorous ...
Plot: divorce, writers, self fulfillment, coming of age, dysfunctional family, adolescence, self esteem, parents and children, crumbling marriage, writer's life, lifestyle, eccentric family ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%