Movies like Picture Bride

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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 miserable girl finds solace with her new friend Kana, a young mother who helps Riyo accept her new life.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, scenic, harsh, melancholic, reflective, breathtaking, romantic, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: immigrants, self discovery, friendship, culture clash, orphan, death, storytelling, couple relations, mentor, forbidden love, romance, life & death, destiny, courage, island, childhood, love affair, loneliness, fantasy world, survival, arranged marriage, unlikely friendships, alien, aging, parents and children ...
Time: 19th century, 1920s
Place: hawaii, japan, asia, tokyo, usa

Most similar movies to Picture Bride

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, serious and talky films with plots about culture clash, love and romance, storytelling, dialogue, mentor, catastrophe and life philosophy mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Picture Bride: This Is My Father (1998), Norwegian Wood (2010), Ruby in Paradise (1993), Castaway on the Moon (2009), Stanley & Iris (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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This Is My Father
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: Ireland, Canada
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When schoolteacher Kieran Johnson (James Caan) discovers that his father was not a French sailor (as he had been led to believe) but rather an Irish farmer, Kieran looks to his mother (Moya Farrelly) for answers. When she refuses to provide any, ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, heartbreaking ...
Plot: small town, romance, coming of age, irish, self discovery, catholicism, storytelling, love story, beautiful scenery, couple relations, love, mentor ...
Time: 1930s
Place: ireland, europe, usa, illinois, california ...
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    User:   89%
 
 6.4
 10K
Norwegian Wood
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: suicide, folk, young lovers, sex, death, rock, introspection, romance, literature, depression, adaptation, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 60s, 1920s
Place: asia, campus, japan, tokyo
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System:   85%
    User:   83%
 
Ruby in Paradise
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Reeling from her mother's recent death, Ruby Lee Gissing relocates to Florida to start anew. After finding a job at a souvenir store, Ruby becomes friends with the shop's owner, Mildred Chambers, and slowly acclimates to her new ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, self discovery, human nature, drinking, coming-of-age, childhood, life, small town, mentor, life & death, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, tennessee, usa, new jersey, tokyo
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System:   83%
    User:   74%
 
Castaway on the Moon
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Mr. Kim is jobless, lost in debt and has been dumped by his girlfriend. He decides to end it all by jumping into the Han River - only to find himself washed up on a small, mid-river island. He soon abandons thoughts of suicide or rescue and begins a ...
Style: touching, emotional, offbeat, semi serious, surreal ...
Audience: date night
Plot: isolation, loneliness, island, redemption, wilderness, suicide attempt, stranded, solitude, suicide, social misfits, life, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   78%
    User:   83%
 
Stanley & Iris
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An illiterate cook at a company cafeteria tries for the attention of a newly widowed woman. As they get to know one another, she discovers his inability to read. When he is fired, she takes on trying to teach him to read in her kitchen each night.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: romance, working class, single parent, school, loneliness, happy ending, couple relations, rags to riches, friendship, love story, parents and children, destiny ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   74%
    User:   69%
 
The Remains of the Day
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A rule bound head butler's world of manners and decorum in the household he maintains is tested by the arrival of a housekeeper who falls in love with him in post-WWI Britain. The possibility of romance and his master's cultivation of ties ...
Style: emotional, touching, clever, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: romance, british, butler, master and servant, jewish, nazi, loyalty, period piece, friendship, world politics, love story, boss and employee ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 50s ...
Place: england, europe, germany, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   72%
    User:   74%
 
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   71%
    User:   69%
 
 7.7
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Dolls
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Dolls takes puppeteering as its overriding motif -- specifically, the kind practiced in Bunraku doll theater performances -- opening each section of his film with a story provided by the puppets and their masters, which relates thematically to the ...
Style: emotional, bleak, serious, meditative, surreal ...
Plot: obsession, love, lovers reunited, suicide, relationships, storytelling, loneliness, hopes, romance, existentialism, love story, beautiful scenery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   59%
 
 7.3
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Bella
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An international soccer star is on his way to sign a multimillion dollar contract when something happens that brings his career to an abrupt end. A beautiful waitress, struggling to make it in New York City, discovers something about herself that ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: redemption, pregnancy, abortion, adoption, restaurant, couple relations, romance, fall in love, life philosophy, love story, catastrophe, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   63%
 
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:   65%
    User:   55%
 
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 ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: geisha, japanese culture, rise to the top, women, storytelling, rivalry, destiny, loneliness, love story, uninhibited rivalry, slavery, social differences ...
Time: 20s, 1930s, 30s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   53%
 
Mississippi Masala
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: An Indian family is expelled from Uganda when Idi Amin takes power. They move to Mississippi and time passes. The Indian daughter falls in love with a black man, and the respective families have to come to terms with it.
Style: touching, serious, sexual, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: immigrants, culture clash, romance, interracial romance, racism, prejudice, dysfunctional family, love, indians, race issues, love story, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: africa, india, mississippi, asia, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   73%
 
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The Promise
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, France, Switzerland
Duration: 115 min.
Story: East-Berlin, 1961, shortly after the erection of the Wall. Konrad, Sophie and three of their friends plan a daring escape to Western Germany. The attempt is successful, except for Konrad, who remains behind. From then on, and for the next 28 years, ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sentimental, harsh ...
Plot: politics, romance, couple relations, german, impossible love, political, solitude, depression, love affair, classic car, finnish, love story ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 1960s
Place: germany, europe, prague, japan, german democratic republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   73%
 
Anna Karenina
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
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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
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    User:   68%
 
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Mrs Dalloway
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Netherlands
Duration: 97 min.
Story: As society hostess Clarissa Dalloway prepares for another of her legendary parties, she finds herself haunted by figures and scenes from her passionate adolescence.
Style: talky, psychological, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: romance, british, friendship, haunted by the past, adaptation, book, gender, period piece, hopes, wartime, love and romance, dialogue ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 18th century, 19th century, 1920s ...
Place: england, london, asia, europe, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   70%
 
Steam: The Turkish Bath
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, Turkey, Spain
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Francesco and Marta run a husband-and-wife design company in Rome. When Francesco's aunt dies in Instanbul he travels there to sort out the hamam turkish steam bath that she left him. He finds a love and warmth in his realtives' Instanbul ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, reflective ...
Plot: gay, self discovery, culture clash, homosexuality, vengeance, hospital, human nature, male nudity, marriage, romance, couple relations, fight scenes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: turkey, italy, tokyo, middle east, istanbul turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   64%
 
 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:   57%
    User:   67%
 
Unhook the Stars
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Widowed mother Mildred must suddenly redefine herself and find an outlet for her nurturing side when her adult daughter moves out of the family home. Though Mildred thinks she's found her purpose when her neighbor, overworked single mother ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, suburbs, self discovery, dysfunctional family, loneliness, relationships, character study, mentor, life, couples, family relations, depression ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, new jersey, california, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   59%
 
Japanese Story
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Against the background of an Australian desert landscape, so much space and so few people, Sandy, a geologist, and Hiromitsu, a Japanese businessman, play out a story of human inconsequence in the face of the blistering universe. The end of the ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, melancholic, reflective ...
Plot: culture clash, desert, romance, australian, death, unlikely couple, wilderness, loneliness, isolation, existentialism, relationships, life & death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, japan, tokyo, sydney australia
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System:   50%
    User:   50%
 
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Rain
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Iran
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In a building site in present-day Tehran, Lateef, a 17-year-old Kurdish worker is irresistibly drawn to Rahmat, a young Afghan worker. When Lateef is given heavier tasks to compensate for new Afghan worker Rahmat, he resents his displacement and ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Plot: love, romance, immigrants, parents and children, love story, poverty, cooking, heroes, relationships, love and romance, adventure, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, japan, tokyo, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   47%
 
 7.8
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Summer
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A lonely Parisian woman comes to terms with her isolation and anxieties during a long summer vacation.
Style: talky, realistic, semi serious, touching, melancholic ...
Plot: friendship, self discovery, loneliness, solitude, romance, relationships, existentialism, fall in love, obsession, love and romance, character study, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france, ireland, tokyo, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   56%
 
 5.8
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Mr. Jones
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The story about the relationship between a manic depressive man, Mr Jones, and the female doctor who takes more than a professional interest in his treatment.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: hospital, mental illness, romance, depression, addiction, psychiatrist, mentally unstable, psychiatry, doctors, crumbling marriage, homeless, opposites attract ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   53%
 
 7.3
 3K
Sweet Land
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set in 1920, Inge travels from Germany to rural Minnesota in order to meet the man destined to be her husband.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, meditative ...
Plot: friendship, romance, immigrants, german, prejudice, human nature, love story, marriage, fighting the system, wartime, ethnic conflict, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: germany, minnesota, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   48%
 
 6.8
 8K
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:   48%
    User:   50%
 
Red Firecracker, Green Firecracker
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A woman inherits her father's fireworks factory, as he had no son. The business does well and everything works in an orderly fashion until one day, an itinerant painter is hired to decorate the doors and vases at the factory. The woman, ...
Style: serious, realistic, melancholic, enigmatic, talky ...
Plot: destiny, opposites attract, love story, self discovery, romance, relationships, forbidden love, love triangle, loneliness, dialogue, factory, life philosophy ...
Time: 1910s
Place: china, asia, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   56%
 
The Age of Innocence
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Tale of 19th century New York high society in which a young lawyer falls in love with a woman separated from her husband, while he is engaged to the woman's cousin.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, clever, serious, realistic ...
Plot: romance, love triangle, period piece, divorce, marriage, infidelity, unfulfilled love, adaptation, fall in love, beautiful scenery, obsession, literature ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, victorian, 1890s, 1870s ...
Place: new york, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   44%
 
Falling in Love
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During shopping for Christmas, Frank and Molly run into each other. This fleeting short moment will start to change their lives, when they recognize each other months later in the train home and have a good time together. Although both are married ...
Style: sentimental, clever, talky, semi serious, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, infidelity, adultery, marriage, couple relations, love story, love, guilt, destiny, relationships, friendship, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   54%
 
 6.8
 8K
M. Butterfly
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In 1960s China, French diplomat Rene Gallimard falls in love with an opera singer, Song Liling - but Song is not at all who Gallimard thinks.
Style: erotic, serious, enigmatic, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: opera, betrayal, romance, espionage, culture clash, cross dressing, adultery, politics, obsession, destiny, fall in love, actor's life ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: china, asia, europe, france, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   37%
 
 7.5
 3K
Faithless
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, Italy, Germany, Finland, Norway
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Scripted by Ingmar Bergman, this very personal film is about a destructive affair which wrecks the marriage of an actress (Marianne) and musician (Markus). Wanting to continue the affair, Marianne moves in with her lover. But she is tormented by ...
Style: psychological, serious, gloomy, melancholic, reflective ...
Plot: infidelity, adultery, betrayal, loneliness, relationships, swedish, guilt, romance, love affair, marriage, parents and children, solitude ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: denmark, france, sweden, tokyo, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   41%
 
 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:   44%
    User:   52%
 
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