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, serious, melancholic, emotional, realistic, contemplative, scenic, harsh, allegory, visually appealing ...
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, love, culture clash, dialogue and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Picture Bride: Mississippi Masala (1991), Memoirs of a Geisha (2005), Tempted (2003), Untamed Heart (1993), Jane Eyre (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, social differences, fall in love, family relations, racial prejudice, family drama ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, africa, india, asia, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Japan, France
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, sentimental, dramatic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: geisha, brothel, rivalry, women, love and romance, mentor, japanese culture, unfulfilled love, cinderella story, loss of virginity, orphan, jealousy ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 1920s, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.5
 392
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, love affair, family relations, love triangle, couples, dishonesty, romance, parents and children, last wish, infidelity, funeral ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hawaii, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 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: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: orphan, love, opposites attract, self discovery, love and romance, tragedy, love affair, couple relations, couples, unlikely couple, disability, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: minneapolis minnesota, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 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, haunted by the past, love and romance, love affair, parents and children, rich and poor, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.1
 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, life & death, fall in love, human nature, social differences, unfulfillment, parents and children, tragic love ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.8
 8K
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: touching, serious, emotional, realistic, non-linear
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, forbidden love, social differences, family relations, society, young lovers, youth, romance, love affair, fall in love, diary, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 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, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: pregnancy, lifestyle, love affair, self discovery, family relations, abortion, restaurant, haunted by the past, destiny, beach, soccer, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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, sentimental, emotional, romantic, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: love and romance, romance, hotel, parents and children, infidelity, couples, middle age romance, true love, midlife crisis, marriage crisis, love story, reconciliation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, serious, emotional, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, culture clash, love affair, social differences, society, opposites attract, couples, family problems, romance, fall in love, family relations, greek ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ 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, sincere, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: working class, unemployment, education, romance, couple relations, love and romance, teachers and students, love, friendship, life is a bitch, school, family problems ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, contemplative ...
Plot: family relations, culture clash, misfit, starting over, family life, hopes, couple relations, redemption, society, immigrants, parents and children, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: china, persia, washington d.c., asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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: sentimental, touching, disturbing, emotional, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, photographer, love and romance, social differences, society, parents and children, art, dysfunctional family, family relations, wedding, bohemian, protege ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, ireland, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.3
 39K
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, forbidden love, love and romance, teenage love, teenage life, couple relations, love affair, father daughter relationship, couples, desire, tragic love, lust ...
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.3
 79K
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, power of love, romance, master and servant, love and romance, rich and poor, fall in love, society, family secret, unlikely couple, estate, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1840s, 70s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.7
 58K
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, serious, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: long distance relationship, forceful separation, couple relations, customs, parents, romance, bittersweet, love affair, young lovers, blogger, chair, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: usa, england, los angeles, london, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, true love, terminal illness, couple relations, opposites attract, unlikely couple, womanizer, romance, love, love affair, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.6
 33K
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: emotional, touching, romantic, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: love, fall in love, couple relations, couples, love and romance, destiny, true love, moral dilemma, friendship, life & death, happy ending, love triangle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1988, year 1989, year 1946
Place: north carolina, usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 6.7
 64K
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, sentimental, romantic, sexy, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: love and romance, true love, unfulfilled love, lovers reunited, love affair, road not taken, forbidden love, small town, unfulfillment, destiny, reunion, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans, new jersey, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, serious, sincere ...
Plot: bittersweet, small town, romance, coming of age, family relations, social relations, family life, couples, family problems, love and romance, parents and children, couple relations ...
Time: 1930s
Place: ireland, chicago illinois, illinois, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, humorous, semi serious, realistic, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: culture clash, immigrants, family relations, interracial romance, audition, bittersweet, family, social differences, love and romance, fall in love, romance, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.0
 134K
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, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, opposites attract, best friends in love, love, social differences, friendship, ambition, male female friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, couples, follow your dream, reunion ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary ...
Place: london, paris france, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.7
 741
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, introspection, social differences, lifestyle, couple relations, love and romance, filmmaking, parents and children, unfulfilled love, human nature ...
Time: 90s, turn of the century, 20th century, 1900s, 19th century ...
Place: china, asia, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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, pregnancy, small town, romance, coming of age, betrayal, friendship, love affair, college life, youth, orphan, abortion ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.5
 14K
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, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: jane austen, love, navy, love triangle, love affair, family relations, captain, poetry, couple relations, rich and poor, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 18th century
Place: britain, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.6
 15K
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: obsession, yakuza, disfigurement, suicide attempt, lovers reunited, love and romance, romance, renewed love, mental illness, blind character, regret, elopement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.2
 6K
Fire (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, India
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In a barren, arranged marriage to an amateur swami who seeks enlightenment through celibacy, Radha's life takes an irresistible turn when her beautiful young sister-in-law seeks to free herself from the confines of her own loveless marriage.
Style: sexy, touching, realistic, contemplative, sincere ...
Plot: lesbian, infidelity, lesbian relationship, lgbt, friendship, forbidden love, family relations, self discovery, arranged marriage, hinduism, parents and children, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: india, new delhi, asia, taj mahal, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: girls' night, date night
Plot: rich and poor, social differences, looking for love, opposites attract, feminism, fall in love, love and romance, romance, love triangle, infidelity, orphan, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.8
 1K
War Bride (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 107 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: emotional, serious, sentimental, touching, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war two, culture clash, wartime life, love and romance, against the odds, couples, family problems, society, homecoming, family relations, romance, parents and children ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: canada, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, contemplative, clever, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, self discovery, journal, spring break, shoplifting, bittersweet, jury, friends, couples, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, tennessee, usa, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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