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What Time Is It There? (2001)
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What Time Is It There? (2001)
Original name: 你那邊幾點
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan, France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When a young street vendor with a grim home life meets a woman on her way to Paris, they forge an instant connection. He changes all the clocks in Taipei to French time.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, serious, realistic, disturbing, breathtaking, stylized, non-linear, philosophical, offbeat ...
Plot: obsession, isolation, death in the family, lifestyle, estrangement, unfulfillment, french, insomnia, father son relationship, drinking alcohol, drinking, misfit, masturbation, tourist, dull life, farce, human nature, urban, city life, bittersweet, meaningful kiss, female masturbation, hotel, death, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, japan, asia, paris france, hong kong, taipei, tokyo

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, gloomy and thought provoking films with plots about loneliness, love and romance, sex, nudity (full frontal - brief), storytelling, obsession and runaway mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like What Time Is It There?: The Wayward Cloud (2005), Vive L'Amour (1994), The River (1997), Goodbye, Dragon Inn (2003), I Don't Want to Sleep Alone (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Wayward Cloud (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: France, Taiwan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Hsiao-Kang, now working as an adult movie actor, meets Shiang-chyi once again. Meanwhile, the city of Taipei faces a water shortage that makes the sales of watermelons skyrocket.
Style: surreal, humorous, porno movie, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: isolation, filmmaking, water shortage, love and romance, actor's life, lifestyle, sexual perversion, strong sexual content, human nature, life is a bitch, society, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, taipei
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Vive L'Amour (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Three lonely young denizens of Taipei unknowingly share an apartment: Mei, a real estate agent who uses it for her sexual affairs; Ah-jung, her current lover; and Hsiao-ang, who's stolen the key and uses the apartment as a retreat.
Style: serious, erotic, meditative, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: love triangle, friendship, couples, love and romance, city life, nothing goes right, unfulfillment, human nature, sex, jealousy, character study, multiple storylines ...
Time: 90s
Place: taiwan, asia, taipei, tokyo
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47%
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The River (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In Taiwan a young man with a mysterious paralysis massages his neck with his mother's dildo, meanwhile the rain is flooding the island.
Style: touching, sincere, thought provoking, realistic, serious ...
Plot: river, family relations, friends, cure, family problems, lake or river, chaos, gays and lesbians, love and romance, coming of age, youth, actor's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: taiwan, asia, china, taipei
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Goodbye, Dragon Inn (2003)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 82 min.
Story: On a dark, rainy night, an historic and regal Taipei cinema sees its final film: 1967 martial arts feature "Dragon Inn". As the film plays, the lives of the theater's various employees and patrons intersect, and two ghostly actors ...
Style: atmospheric, sincere, surreal, contemplative, experimental ...
Plot: tourist, film within a film, longing, introspection, human nature, dull life, solitude, theater, watching a movie, love and romance, unfulfillment, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, taipei, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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I Don't Want to Sleep Alone (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Malaysia, China, Taiwan, France, Austria
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Forest fires burn in Sumatra; a smoke covers Kuala Lumpur. Grifters beat an immigrant day laborer and leave him on the streets. Rawang, a young man, finds him, carries him home, cares for him, and sleeps next to him. In a loft above lives a ...
Style: touching, sentimental, atmospheric, surreal, serious ...
Plot: identity crisis, love triangle, memory loss, isolation, rescue, love and romance, society, longing, coma, homeless man, gay, natural disaster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Journey to the West (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Taiwan
Duration: 56 min.
Story: A Buddhist monk walks barefoot and incredibly slowly through Marseille – so slowly, that his progress is barely perceptible and he becomes a calming influence in the midst of the town’s goings-on.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, contemplative, psychological ...
Plot: clergy, solitude, monk, self discovery, journey, introspection, urban, buddhist monk, no dialogue
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: marseille, france, french riviera, europe
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Help Me, Eros (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Ah Jie lost everything in the stock market due to a severe economic crisis. He spends his days in his sealed apartment, smoking joints and looking after the marijuana plants that he secretly grows in his wardrobe. In desperation, he calls a suicide ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: obsession, destructive relationship, social decay, society, downfall, life is a bitch, lifestyle, stalking, strong sexual content, nihilism, sexual relations, male female relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, taiwan
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28%
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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, thought provoking, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: translator, alienation, relationships, racism, city life, parents and children, human nature, love triangle, infidelity, fall in love, couple relations, couples ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: italy, rome italy, los angeles, europe, usa ...
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26%
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Late August, Early September (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A story about the transition from late youth to early maturity, the film follows several friends and lovers as they come to make decisions on how to live their lives--getting a job more in harmony with ones ideals, committing to a lover, giving up a ...
Style: talky, psychological, emotional, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: friendship, midlife crisis, love and romance, romance, couple relations, human nature, couples, drinking alcohol, drinking, depression, betrayal, older man younger woman relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, tokyo, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Betty Blue (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 185 min.
Story: Betty Blue, a mentally unbalanced and sexually aggressive free spirit who becomes involved with Zorg, a repairman moonlighting as a writer. The two engage in a variety of sexual encounters, and grow more passionate toward each other. Betty finds ...
Style: erotic, sexy, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: borderline personality disorder, obsession, scantily clad female, romance, beach, tragic love, mentally unstable, nudity (full frontal - brief), strong sexual content, human nature, tragic event, restaurant ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Chinese Box (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Japan, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story of Hong Kong, from New Year's Day to June 30th, 1997, when the British left their colony and turned it over to the People's Republic of China.
Style: atmospheric, contemplative, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: politics, romance, human nature, introspection, city life, love and romance, society, unfulfillment, profanity, bittersweet, couples, urban ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: hong kong, asia, china, beijing china, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Reconstruction (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Late one evening Alex suddenly abandons his girlfriend, Simone, to pursue the beautiful Aimee. In his encounter with Aimee time and place dissolve for him and he becomes a stranger to Simone, to whom he cannot return.
Style: mind bending, psychological, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: cheating wife, love affair, unfaithful wife, romance, couples, life turned upside down, disorder, infidelity, losing-it hero, dishonesty, destructive relationship, memory loss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, copenhagen denmark, copenhagen, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Happy Together (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A couple take a trip to Argentina in search of a new beginning, but instead find themselves drifting ever further apart.
Style: emotional, stylized, atmospheric, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: romance, alienation, friendship, couple relations, gay asian, gay, longing, disorder, couples, angel, lifestyle, prostitute ...
Time: 90s, year 1997, 1990s
Place: argentina, hong kong, asia, latin america, taipei ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
My Favorite Season (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Old woman Berthe leaves her house to live in her daugter Emilie's one. Emilie and her brother Antoine have fallen out three years ago and have not seen each other since, but Emilie invites him for Christmas. Memories will come up, and will be ...
Style: psychological, contemplative, realistic, serious, touching ...
Plot: family relations, memory, christmas, brother sister incest, hopes, estrangement, family gatherings, introspection, family life, parents and children, siblings relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Death in Venice (1971)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Composer Gustav von Aschenbach, travels to Venice for health reasons. There, he becomes obsessed with the stunning beauty of an adolescent Polish boy named Tadzio who is staying with his family at the same Grand Hôtel des Bains on the Lido as ...
Style: psychological, serious, sentimental, melancholic, scenic ...
Plot: obsession, pedophilia, unrequited love, boy, fall in love, gays and lesbians, vacation, beach, forbidden love, unfulfillment, resort, lifestyle ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1912, 70s
Place: italy, venice, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This South Korean film takes place on an isolated lake, where an old monk lives in a small floating temple. The monk has a young boy living with him, learning to become a monk. We watch as seasons and years pass by.
Style: philosophical, meditative, melancholic, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: existentialism, buddhism, life, buddhist monk, meditation, human nature, monk, teachers and students, guilt, life changing experience, isolation, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Heavy (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Victor is a cook who works in a greasy bar/restaurant owned by his mother, Dolly. It's just the two of them, a waitress named Delores, and a heavy drinking regular, Leo. But things change when Callie, a beautiful college drop-out, shows up as a ...
Style: touching, realistic, psychological, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: diner, pizza, obesity, waitress, seduction, small town, bittersweet, workplace, jealousy, college dropout, profanity, workplace situations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york state, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
In the Mood for Love (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A melancholy story about the love between a woman and a man who live in the same building and one day find out that their husband and wife had an affair with each other. More and more the two meet during their daily lives as they determine that they ...
Style: atmospheric, melancholic, contemplative, art house, psychological ...
Plot: adultery, love affair, newspaper, loneliness, infidelity, forbidden love, romance, human nature, marriage, coincidence, neighbor, guilt ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1966, year 1962
Place: hong kong, japan, singapore, asia, shanghai ...
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21%
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Face (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: France, Taiwan, Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Hsiao-Kang, a Taiwanese film director, travels to the Louvre in Paris, France, to shoot a film that explores the Salomé myth.
Style: stylized, humorous, surreal, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: erotica, filmmaking, strong sexual content, showbiz, nothing goes right, supernatural, louvre, filmmaker, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, taiwan, paris france
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21%
Personal Velocity (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Three women's escapes from their afflicted lives. Each struggles to flee from the men who confine their personal freedom.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: family relations, hitchhiker, domestic violence, starting over, couple relations, love affair, human nature, parents and children, destructive relationship, self discovery, couples, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, new york state, haiti ...
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21%
Beyond the Clouds (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Made of four short tales, linked by a story filmed by Wim Wenders. Taking place in Ferrara, Portofino, Aix en Provence and Paris, each story, which always a woman as the crux of the story, invites to an inner travel, as Antonioni says "towards ...
Style: touching, erotic, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, romance, dishonesty, love and romance, unfulfilled love, love affair, filmmaking, couples, couple relations, fall in love, lovers reunited ...
Place: europe, italy, paris france, france, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Exit (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After losing her job as a garment worker, Ling sees her prospects dim dramatically: in her mid forties, she lives in a small, dilapidated apartment in the Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung and spends much of her time locked in arguments with her testy ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Plot: hospital, midlife crisis, love and romance, estrangement, aging, dull life, unlikely couple, female protagonist, middle aged woman, single mother, family relations, taiwanese ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Yi Yi: A One and a Two... (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan, Japan
Duration: 173 min.
Story: Each member of a family in Taipei asks hard questions about life's meaning as they live through everyday quandaries.
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, lyrical, depressing ...
Plot: midlife crisis, wedding, lovers reunited, first love, dysfunctional family, coma, family, family values, infidelity, introspection, dying, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, taipei, asia, tokyo, taiwan ...
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20%
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Or (My Treasure) (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Israel
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Or shoulders a lot: she's 17 or 18, a student, works evenings at a restaurant, recycles cans and bottles for cash, and tries to keep her mother Ruthie from returning to streetwalking in Tel Aviv. Ruthie calls Or "my treasure," but ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: escort service, prostitute, escort, family relations, prostitution, coming of age, parents and children, lifestyle, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, society, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, tel aviv israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Biutiful (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico, Spain
Duration: 148 min.
Story: This is a story of a man in free fall. On the road to redemption, darkness lights his way. Connected with the afterlife, Uxbal is a tragic hero and father of two who's sensing the danger of death. He struggles with a tainted reality and a fate ...
Style: bleak, sincere, emotional, depressing, psychological ...
Plot: terminal illness, redemption, single father, death, family relations, suffering, parenthood, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, parents and children, reconciliation, underground ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: barcelona, spain, senegal, barcelona spain, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.6
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5x2 (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As young French couple Gilles and Marion officially separate, we see, in reverse order, the milestone moments in their relationship: Gilles revealing his unfaithfulness at a tense dinner party; Marion giving birth to their premature son while Gilles ...
Style: sincere, enigmatic, non-linear, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: divorce, rape, adultery, infidelity, wedding, childbirth, up and down relationship, family life, romance, family problems, introspection, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france, italy, sardinia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Four Sheets to the Wind (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: After his father's untimely suicide, Cufe leaves his home in a Native American reservation in search of a more fulfilling life.
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, last wish, estrangement, family problems, parents and children, husband wife relationship, coming of age, unfulfillment, dealing with death, siblings relations, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Days of Being Wild (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The movie is set in Hong Kong and the Philippines in 1960. Yuddy, or 'York' in English, is a playboy in Hong Kong and is well-known for stealing girls' hearts and breaking them. His first victim is Li Zhen who suffered emotional and ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, touching, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: underwear, love triangle, rain, radio, drink, sailor, fight, beating, romance, kiss, fall in love, family relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: hong kong, the philippines, asia, macau, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Pola X (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Switzerland, Germany, Japan
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A writer leaves his upper-class life and journeys with a woman claiming to be his sister, and her two friends.
Style: serious, psychological, meditative, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: incest, penetration, romance, mysterious character, femme fatale, human nature, introspection, chaos, secret, lie, family relations, existentialism ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, paris france, germany, europe, normandy
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20%
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A New York couple's relationship is tested after the loss of their child. This film is the wide-released combination of the original two :him and :her volumes that premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.
Style: sincere, touching, meditative, psychological, surreal ...
Plot: couples, family relations, love affair, obsession, life turned upside down, romance, hopes, crumbling marriage, couple relations, parents and children, breakup, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1951
Place: new york, connecticut, usa, manhattan new york city, paris france
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20%