Movies like Picture Bride

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Picture Bride (1994)
 6.6
 1K
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, emotional, melancholic, serious, sentimental, inspirational, romantic, thought provoking, clever, enigmatic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: self discovery, immigrants, orphan, loveless marriage, arranged marriage, existentialism, island, older man younger woman relationship, social differences, fish out of water, love and romance, friendship, culture clash, death, catastrophe, survival, superhero, alien, loneliness, art, beautiful scenery, tragedy, fantasy world, destiny, wartime ...
Time: year 1918, 19th century, 1920s
Place: hawaii, japan, tokyo, usa, asia

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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, destiny, storytelling and dialogue mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Picture Bride: Memoirs of a Geisha (2005), The Inheritance (1997), Untamed Heart (1993), Mississippi Masala (1991), Tempted (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, dramatic, emotional, stylized, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: geisha, women, love story, older man younger woman relationship, japanese culture, love and romance, brothel, age difference, rivalry, mentor, orphan, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 1920s, 1940s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, kyoto japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, realistic, touching
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: rich and poor, looking for love, social differences, opposites attract, strong female presence, family relations, couples, power relations, teenage life, wooing, love affair, infidelity ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 14K
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: feel good, romantic, sentimental, touching, fairy tale ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night, teens
Plot: love, orphan, heart disease, waitress, christmas, baboon, love and romance, attempted rape, opposites attract, self discovery, love affair, tragedy ...
Time: 90s
Place: minneapolis minnesota, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: romantic, touching, sexy, light, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: culture clash, racism, immigrants, romance, interracial relations, interracial romance, stereotypes, racial prejudice, honest, love affair, opposites attract, fall in love ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1990, year 1972
Place: mississippi, africa, uganda, india, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 5.5
 470
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, serious, emotional, sexual ...
Plot: adultery, fall in love, love affair, family relations, love triangle, parents and children, couples, dishonesty, romance, last wish, infidelity, funeral ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hawaii, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 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: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: romance, forbidden love, love triangle, social differences, youth, fall in love, society, love affair, young lovers, family relations, diary, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: south korea, korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, melancholic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: working class, romance, transformation, love story, education, unemployment, love and romance, teachers and students, couple relations, couples, family problems, opposites attract ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.8
 10K
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: romantic, melancholic, intense, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, love, happy ending, orphan, love triangle, fall in love, couple relations, power relations, family relations, love and romance, parents and children, haunted by the past ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.1
 11K
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, melancholic, uplifting, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: pregnancy, abortion, destiny, parenthood, life philosophy, stereotypes, honest, existentialism, lifestyle, self discovery, love affair, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Twilight Samurai (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Seibei Iguchi leads a difficult life as a low ranking samurai at the turn of the nineteenth century. A widower with a meager income, Seibei struggles to take care of his two daughters and senile mother. New prospects seem to open up when the ...
Style: tense, emotional, realistic, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: samurai, sword fight, poverty, love, friendship, single father, tragedy, character study, childhood sweetheart, samurai era, love story, assassination ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: romantic, touching, sentimental, emotional, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: love and romance, middle age romance, romance, love, love story, parents and children, infidelity, true love, life philosophy, couples, death, hotel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.5
 40K
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, touching, emotional, sentimental, scenic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens, date night
Plot: love, couples, fall in love, true love, love and romance, couple relations, romance, destiny, happy ending, life & death, love triangle, moral dilemma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1988, year 1946, year 1989
Place: north carolina, usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.3
 88K
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: gothic, touching, atmospheric, captivating, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: love, forbidden love, social differences, fall in love, romance, love and romance, unlikely couple, young woman, older man younger woman relationship, estate, power of love, rich and poor ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 70s, 1840s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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, emotional, touching, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: forbidden love, culture clash, love affair, social differences, romance, opposites attract, society, family problems, couples, fall in love, family relations, immigrants ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.5
 17K
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: surreal, emotional, bleak, lyrical, melancholic ...
Plot: obsession, regret, culture clash, philosophy, suicide attempt, disfigurement, love and romance, romance, blind character, renewed love, mental illness, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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: serious, realistic, psychological, touching
Plot: moral dilemma, self discovery, forbidden love, love affair, hopes, romance, musician's life, love and romance, family relations, human nature, parents and children, immigrants ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.0
 16K
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: romantic, sentimental, sad, touching, inspirational ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, love story, cancer, doctors, life & death, leukemia, terminal illness, beautiful scenery, couple relations, forbidden love, human nature, social differences ...
Time: 90s
Place: oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.0
 3K
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: disturbing, erotic, touching, sentimental, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, photographer, art, secrets, love and romance, social differences, society, parents and children, dysfunctional family, bohemian, age difference, coming of age ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, ireland, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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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: sexy, realistic, touching, sentimental, breathtaking ...
Plot: love, romance, coming of age, small town, bittersweet, irish, runaway, multiple storylines, unlikely friendships, adaptation, mentor, marriage ...
Time: 1930s
Place: ireland, illinois, california, chicago illinois, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.1
 776
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, talky ...
Plot: culture clash, romance, father daughter relationship, friendship, introspection, social differences, lifestyle, filmmaking, human nature, fish out of water, parents and children, couple relations ...
Time: 70s, 90s, 1890s, 20th century, 19th century ...
Place: china, asia, australia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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: emotional, sentimental, realistic, sexy, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens, date night
Plot: coming of age, pregnancy, small town, college, friendship, romance, betrayal, college life, adaptation, love affair, student, youth ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.8
 565K
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, emotional, romantic, sentimental, motivational ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: romance, love story, love and romance, true love, power of love, fall in love, love affair, lovers reunited, youth, social differences, love triangle, memory loss ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, 50s, 20th century, 90s
Place: south carolina, north carolina, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.6
 62K
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: romantic, sincere, touching, emotional, sad ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: long distance relationship, romance, love, forceful separation, love story, parents, fall in love, lovers apart, couple relations, immigration, depression, customs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, england, london, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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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, bleak, affectionate, visually appealing, poignant ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: culture clash, immigrants, interracial romance, white man asian woman relationship, family, bittersweet, father daughter relationship, gay, chinese, audition, catastrophe, adaptation ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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, romantic, touching, emotional, intense ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, true love, age difference, terminal illness, love story, opposites attract, love, couple relations, romance, unlikely couple, death, destiny ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 7.0
 152K
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: romantic, sentimental, emotional, touching, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: love, best friends in love, friendship, love and romance, male female friendship, opposites attract, couples, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, ambition, introspection, destiny, best friend ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century ...
Place: london, england, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 6.6
 72K
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, sexy, dramatic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: love and romance, true love, unfulfilled love, lovers reunited, small town, high school sweetheart, love affair, fall in love, teenage love, romance, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend reunion, road not taken ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1992
Place: new jersey, new orleans, usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
Falling in Love (1984)
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, romantic, light, melancholic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, adultery, romance, christmas, extramarital affair, friendship, couple relations, fall in love, love affair, love and romance, love story, women ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
Starting Out in the Evening (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Leonard Schiller once counted among New York's Literary lions, but illness and ten years of writers block have lowered his profile, almost to the point of obscurity. When Heather Wolfe, an ambitious literature major, asks to interview him for ...
Style: realistic, touching, intellectual, talky, melancholic ...
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, aging, writer's life, friendship, writers, starting over, character study, love and romance, graduation, couples, masseuse, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, new jersey, california, usa, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 5.8
 11K
Silk (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, France, Italy, UK, Japan, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on the best-selling novel by Alessandro Baricco, this visually stunning film tells the story of a French trader who finds unexpected love far away from home.
Style: romantic, stylized, realistic, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: love story, terminal illness, betrayal, romance, travel, life philosophy, interracial love relationship, smuggling, couple relations, love and romance, sex, love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s, 1870s
Place: japan, france, tokyo, europe, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%