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Last Life in the Universe (2003)
 7.5
 11K
Last Life in the Universe (2003)
Original name: เรื่องรัก น้อยนิด มหาศาล
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Thailand, Japan, Netherlands
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An obsessive-compulsive Japanese librarian living in Bangkok spends most of his days contemplating suicide in his lifeless apartment. His life changes when he witnesses the death of Nid, seconds before he was about to jump off a bridge. This brings him in contact with Nid's elder sister Noi - these two lost and lonely souls help each other find the meaning to their meaningless existences.
Style: surreal, psychological, serious, atmospheric, lyrical, offbeat, realistic, ambiguous ending, melancholic, meditative ...
Plot: suicide attempt, friendship, suicide, destiny, self discovery, opposites attract, romance, couples, perfectionist, loneliness, gangsters, library, car accident, bittersweet, crimes, dark humor, suicidal, freak, love and romance, dams cliffs canyons and bridges, death in the family, boyfriend, odd couple, secret hideout, sibling relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia, thailand, bangkok thailand, osaka japan, tokyo

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out melancholic, realistic, weird and talky films with plots about loneliness, storytelling, life philosophy, relationships, love and romance, depression and existentialism mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Last Life in the Universe: Chungking Express (1994), Dolls (2002), Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself (2002), The Girl on the Bridge (1999), Castaway on the Moon (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Chungking Express (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
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Duration: 102 min.
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Dolls (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 114 min.
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Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark, UK, Sweden, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The strange comedy film of two close brothers; one, Wilbur, who wants to kill himself, and the other, Harbour, who tries to prevent this. When their father dies leaving them his bookstore they meet a woman who makes their lives a bit better yet with ...
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
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Duration: 90 min.
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Castaway on the Moon (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
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Duration: 116 min.
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Style: touching, emotional, humorous, sincere, uplifting ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Last Love (2013)
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Country: Germany, Belgium, USA, France
Duration: 111 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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