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, contemplative, scenic, harsh, allegory, visually appealing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: orphan, arranged marriage, self discovery, 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

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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, love, catastrophe, culture clash and dialogue mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Picture Bride: Memoirs of a Geisha (2005), Untamed Heart (1993), Mississippi Masala (1991), Tempted (2003), The Classic (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Japan, 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: captivating, sentimental, dramatic, serious, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: geisha, women, brothel, rivalry, japanese culture, mentor, love and romance, older man younger woman relationship, loss of virginity, unfulfilled love, secret love, orphan ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 1920s, 30s, 20s ...
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 13K
Untamed Heart (1993)
Genre: 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: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: orphan, love, opposites attract, self discovery, love and romance, tragedy, love affair, couples, hopes, unfulfillment, unlikely couple, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: minneapolis minnesota, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Mississippi Masala (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
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, touching, serious, light, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: interracial relations, culture clash, immigrants, romance, racism, love affair, opposites attract, fall in love, social differences, family relations, racial prejudice, family drama ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, africa, india, asia, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.5
 409
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: realistic, touching, emotional, serious, sexual ...
Plot: adultery, fall in love, family relations, love affair, love triangle, dishonesty, romance, couples, parents and children, last wish, infidelity, funeral ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.8
 9K
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: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, non-linear
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: forbidden love, social differences, love triangle, society, youth, fall in love, young lovers, family relations, romance, love affair, parents and children, diary ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 21st century, 60s
Place: asia, korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.1
 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, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: pregnancy, lifestyle, love affair, self discovery, family relations, abortion, restaurant, haunted by the past, destiny, soccer, beach, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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: orphan, romance, love triangle, fall in love, couple relations, family relations, power relations, love affair, parents and children, rich and poor, haunted by the past, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Stanley & Iris (1990)
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: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: working class, unemployment, education, romance, couple relations, teachers and students, love and romance, love, school, life is a bitch, opposites attract, friendship ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 15K
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, romantic, touching, sad, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, love story, cancer, leukemia, doctors, couple relations, life & death, fall in love, social differences, parents and children, human nature, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: forbidden love, culture clash, social differences, love affair, family problems, couples, romance, opposites attract, society, fall in love, family relations, greek ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.3
 83K
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, gothic, captivating, atmospheric, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: unlikely couple, social differences, fall in love, forbidden love, power of love, couple relations, romance, estate, love and romance, master and servant, young woman, society ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1840s, 70s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, romantic, sentimental, emotional, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: love and romance, romance, middle age romance, hotel, parents and children, infidelity, couples, true love, midlife crisis, marriage crisis, love story, reconciliation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, realistic, touching, thought provoking, contemplative ...
Plot: family relations, family life, couple relations, redemption, culture clash, misfit, starting over, hopes, immigrants, couples, parents and children, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: china, persia, usa, asia, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
American Wake (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Story: A musician and a fireman work against certain expectations in order to pursue their respective dreams.
Style: touching, psychological, realistic, serious
Plot: moral dilemma, love affair, self discovery, forbidden love, hopes, family relations, human nature, musician's life, romance, love and romance, parents and children, immigrants ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, photographer, love and romance, social differences, parents and children, society, art, dysfunctional family, wedding, family relations, bohemian, protege ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, los angeles, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.6
 37K
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, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: fall in love, love, love and romance, couple relations, couples, true love, destiny, romance, moral dilemma, medical student, love triangle, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1989, year 1946, year 1988
Place: usa, north carolina, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.0
 143K
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, emotional, romantic, touching, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, best friends in love, opposites attract, male female friendship, love, friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, couples, social differences, ambition, friends, introspection ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, 80s, contemporary ...
Place: london, paris france, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, romantic, emotional, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, true love, opposites attract, terminal illness, couple relations, age difference, unlikely couple, fall in love, womanizer, romance, love, love affair ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Movie in collections
 7.8
 533K
The Notebook (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An epic love story centered around an older man who reads aloud to a woman with Alzheimer's. From a faded notebook, the old man's words bring to life the story about a couple who is separated by World War II, and is then passionately ...
Style: touching, sentimental, romantic, emotional, motivational ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: romance, love story, love and romance, true love, power of love, love triangle, lovers reunited, fall in love, love affair, social differences, young lovers, love at first sight ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: south carolina, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
This Is My Father (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
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, sincere, serious ...
Plot: bittersweet, small town, romance, coming of age, couples, social relations, family relations, family problems, family in crisis, couple relations, love and romance, society ...
Time: 1930s
Place: ireland, chicago illinois, illinois, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: college, small town, romance, coming of age, pregnancy, betrayal, friendship, love affair, college life, youth, orphan, abortion ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Double Happiness (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Jade Li is a feisty, 20-something Chinese Canadian, trying to achieve that happy medium between giving in to her parent's wishes and fulfilling her own needs and desires - double happiness. Naturally, something's got to give and when love ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: culture clash, immigrants, family relations, interracial romance, audition, bittersweet, family, college, human nature, family life, genie, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.9
 746
Shadow Magic (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: China, Germany, Taiwan, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Beijing, 1902: an enterprising young portrait photographer named Liu Jinglun, keen on new technology, befriends a newly-arrived Englishman who's brought projector, camera, and Lumière-brothers' shorts to open the Shadow Magic theater. ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, light ...
Plot: friendship, culture clash, romance, lifestyle, social differences, introspection, filmmaking, love and romance, society, human nature, unfulfilled love, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 1890s, turn of the century, 19th century, 1900s ...
Place: china, asia, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 16K
Dolls (2002)
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: sentimental, emotional, bleak, surreal, melancholic ...
Plot: regret, obsession, disfigurement, suicide attempt, love and romance, lovers reunited, mental illness, renewed love, blind character, romance, yakuza, elopement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.7
 60K
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, affectionate, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: long distance relationship, forceful separation, couple relations, customs, parents, romance, bittersweet, couples, lovers apart, love and romance, lifestyle, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: usa, los angeles, england, london, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: touching, serious, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: rich and poor, looking for love, social differences, opposites attract, feminism, love triangle, love affair, infidelity, family relations, couples, power relations, strong female presence ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1800s
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Ruby in Paradise (1993)
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, tense, thought provoking, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, self discovery, shoplifting, spring break, bittersweet, couple relations, society, hopes, romance, starting over, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, tennessee, usa, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.3
 42K
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, romantic, sexual, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: love, love and romance, teenage love, forbidden love, father daughter relationship, teen romance, teenage life, couple relations, love affair, couples, tragic love, lust ...
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.7
 68K
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, dramatic, sexy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: love and romance, true love, lovers reunited, unfulfilled love, love affair, small town, road not taken, fall in love, reunion, teenage love, couples, destiny ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1992
Place: usa, new orleans, new jersey, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.4
 218K
Me Before You (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A small town girl is caught between dead-end jobs. A high-profile, successful man becomes wheelchair bound following an accident. The man decides his life is not worth living until the girl is hired for six months to be his new caretaker. Worlds ...
Style: touching, romantic, emotional, sentimental, tear jerker ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: romance, love and romance, fall in love, love story, love, wheelchair, handicapped, caregiver, disability, euthanasia, quadriplegic, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%