Movies like Picture Bride

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Picture Bride (1994)
 6.6
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Picture Bride (1994)
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, melancholic, emotional, realistic, scenic, harsh, reflective, breathtaking, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: orphan, self discovery, arranged marriage, immigrants, social differences, fish out of water, older man younger woman relationship, love and romance, loveless marriage, existentialism, island, friendship, culture clash, forbidden love, sexual relations, friends, romance, family relations, misfit, couple relations, parents and children, feminism, love affair, society, couples ...
Time: year 1918, 19th century, 1920s
Place: hawaii, japan, usa, asia, tokyo

Most similar movies to Picture Bride

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, emotional and serious films with plots about love and romance, romance, couples, fall in love, love, culture clash and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Picture Bride: Mississippi Masala (1991), Memoirs of a Geisha (2005), Dying Young (1991), Nights in Rodanthe (2008), The Classic (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Mississippi Masala (1991)
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: realistic, serious, touching, light, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: culture clash, immigrants, romance, racism, love affair, opposites attract, social differences, fall in love, racial prejudice, family drama, stereotypes, honest ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, africa, india, usa, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Japan
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: captivating, sexy, serious, dramatic, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: geisha, rivalry, brothel, women, love and romance, mentor, cinderella story, unfulfilled love, loss of virginity, uninhibited rivalry, social differences, destiny ...
Time: 30s, 20s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.0
 14K
Dying Young (1991)
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: sentimental, touching, romantic, sad, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, cancer, love story, leukemia, couple relations, social differences, human nature, parents and children, unfulfillment, tragic love, father son relationship, nurse ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Nights in Rodanthe (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two unhappy people's lives become entwined when they have a life changing romance. Adrienne is a woman who's trying to decide whether to stay in her unhappy marriage or not. Her life changes when Paul, a doctor who is traveling to ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, romantic, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, romance, parents and children, infidelity, couples, middle age romance, true love, midlife crisis, marriage crisis, love story, reconciliation, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.8
 7K
The Classic (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Shy Ji-hae's friend is having problems expressing her feelings to the boy she loves, so she asks Ji-hae to write e-mails to him in her name. As the boy falls in love with her letters, Ji-hae discovers the story of her mother's romance ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, touching
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love triangle, social differences, forbidden love, young lovers, society, fall in love, love affair, romance, youth, family relations, diary, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 60s, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.8
 12K
Untamed Heart (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Caroline, a young waitress who seems to have bad taste in men, is on her way home one night when thugs attempt to rape her. Adam, the mysterious busboy who works at the same diner, helps fight off the assailants, and she begins a relationship with ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: orphan, love, self discovery, opposites attract, love and romance, tragedy, love affair, couple relations, couples, hopes, family relations, looking for love ...
Time: 90s
Place: minneapolis minnesota, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.6
 373
Tempted (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The strain of juggling her responsibilities as wife, mother, and successful paralegal have worn Emma Burke (Virginia Madsen) out. Thus it is that Emma welcomes the opportunity to briefly take leave of her Boston home and head for sunny Hawaii. It is ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, sexual
Plot: love triangle, love affair, fall in love, family relations, parents and children, romance, couples, dishonesty, infidelity, last wish, adultery, funeral ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hawaii, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.2
 10K
Bella (2006)
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: touching, emotional, uplifting, melancholic, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: pregnancy, love affair, lifestyle, self discovery, family relations, abortion, restaurant, haunted by the past, destiny, beach, life philosophy, parenthood ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 9K
Jane Eyre (1996)
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: realistic, romantic, melancholic, emotional, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: couple relations, orphan, romance, love triangle, fall in love, family relations, parents and children, love affair, rich and poor, love and romance, power relations, haunted by the past ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.3
 38K
Endless Love (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A privileged girl and a charismatic boy's instant desire sparks a love affair made only more reckless by parents trying to keep them apart.
Style: touching, emotional, sexual, serious, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: forbidden love, love, love and romance, teenage love, love affair, teenage life, couple relations, tragic love, desire, couples, father daughter relationship, house fire ...
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Sabah: A Love Story (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: One day, when Sabah least expects it, she falls in love with the wrong man. She's Muslim, he's not. Unbeknownst to her family, she goes on a whirlwind affair before both culture and love collide.
Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, culture clash, social differences, love affair, romance, opposites attract, fall in love, couples, family problems, society, gender, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Circle of Friends (1995)
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: sentimental, realistic, sincere, humorous, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: college, coming of age, pregnancy, small town, friendship, romance, betrayal, love affair, youth, orphan, abortion, college life ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.7
 56K
Like Crazy (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A British college student falls for an American student, only to be separated from him when she's banned from the U.S. after overstaying her visa.
Style: sincere, sentimental, realistic, touching, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: couple relations, customs, parents, romance, long distance relationship, forceful separation, love affair, young lovers, blogger, chair, depression, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, england, los angeles, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Stanley & Iris (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
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: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: working class, love, unemployment, education, romance, love and romance, couple relations, teachers and students, opposites attract, life is a bitch, friendship, school ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.7
 61K
The Best of Me (2014)
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, romantic, sentimental, emotional, sexy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, unfulfilled love, lovers reunited, true love, love affair, road not taken, forbidden love, small town, unfulfillment, lone hero, destiny, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans, new jersey, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
A Thousand Years of Good Prayers (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The film follows Mr. Shi, a retired widower from Beijing. When his only daughter, Yilan, who lives in Spokane, Washington and works as a librarian, gets divorced, he decides to visit her to help her heal. However, Yilan is not interested. She tries ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, thought provoking, emotional
Plot: redemption, misfit, starting over, couple relations, hopes, family life, culture clash, parents and children, couples, family relations, immigrants, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: china, persia, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
This Is My Father (1998)
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: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: small town, romance, coming of age, small town life, dysfunctional family, village, family life, family problems, couple relations, family in crisis, siblings relations, love and romance ...
Time: 1930s
Place: ireland, illinois, usa, europe, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.6
 31K
The Choice (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Travis and Gabby first meet as neighbors in a small coastal town and wind up in a relationship that is tested by life's most defining events.
Style: romantic, emotional, touching, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, love, couple relations, love and romance, couples, destiny, true love, moral dilemma, friendship, life & death, happy ending, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1946, year 1989
Place: north carolina, usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 76K
Jane Eyre (2011)
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: touching, captivating, atmospheric, gothic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: social differences, master and servant, love and romance, romance, rich and poor, family secret, estate, power of love, fall in love, couple relations, haunted by the past, love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1840s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.0
 2K
Guinevere (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young girl from an affluent family rebels and becomes involved with a much older photographer.
Style: touching, sentimental, disturbing, emotional, feel good ...
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, photographer, love and romance, social differences, parents and children, society, art, dysfunctional family, protege, bohemian, secrets, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, usa, california, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Great Expectations (1998)
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: emotional, serious, realistic, romantic, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: artist, destiny, romance, fall in love, childhood, understanding, social differences, stranger, painting, inheritance, art, happy ending ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s, 19th century, 18th century
Place: florida, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.8
 1K
War Bride (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Anna Friel stars in classy wartime drama The War Bride. She plays Lily, an orphan who suddenly finds herself married, with child and living with hostile in-laws in the wilds of Canada.
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, emotional, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: culture clash, love and romance, wartime life, against the odds, family relations, parents and children, couples, family problems, society, homecoming, romance, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Inheritance (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: At the lush Evenswood estate in Concord, Massachusetts, Edith Adelon, a beautiful orphan, lives as the paid companion to the daughter of the wealthy Hamilton family, although they regard her as one of their own. Years ago, Henry Hamilton saved Edith ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: rich and poor, feminism, social differences, opposites attract, looking for love, society, forbidden love, orphan, power relations, family relations, romance, master and servant ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
Autumn in New York (2000)
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, emotional, romantic, sexy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, terminal illness, true love, couple relations, opposites attract, unlikely couple, romance, love, love affair, fall in love, love and romance, womanizer ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.5
 13K
Persuasion (2007)
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, romantic, touching, classic literature ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: jane austen, love, love triangle, navy, love affair, captain, poetry, couple relations, love and romance, rich and poor, fall in love, romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 18th century
Place: britain, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Chinese Botanist's Daughters (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: At the house of a famous Chinese botanist teacher his daughter and a female intern fall in love with each other - a forbidden love that must be kept secret.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: lesbian relationship, forbidden love, orphan, intern, friendship, family relations, couples, fall in love, romance, parents and children, lesbian love, loveless marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Water for Elephants (2011)
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, touching, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, circus, lovers, love and romance, boss and employee, performer's life, couple relations, older woman younger man relationship, love triangle, fall in love, couples, abusive husband ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 30s, 1930s, 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Once Upon a Time in Rio (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Situated just above the awe-inspiring Ipanema beach in Rio is the Cantagalo slum. Every day, floods of Cantagalo residents make their way down the mountain, only to disappear into their surroundings as part of the invisible working-class that cleans ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: love, social differences, forbidden love, romance, love and romance, parents and children, fall in love, life is a bitch, couples, rich and poor, family relations, gun ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, rio de janeiro, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Wuthering Heights (1992)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Young orphan Heathcliff is adopted by the wealthy Earnshaw family and moves into their estate, Wuthering Heights. Soon, the new resident falls for his compassionate foster sister, Cathy. The two share a remarkable bond that seems unbreakable until ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, melancholic, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, tragic love, social differences, love triangle, destructive relationship, revenge, orphan, haunted by the past, obsession, betrayal, opposites attract, family disapproval ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.0
 130K
One Day (2011)
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, emotional, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: opposites attract, love and romance, best friends in love, love, friendship, ambition, social differences, male female friendship, couples, follow your dream, reunion, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary ...
Place: paris france, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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