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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, dark humor, offbeat, serious, psychological, realistic, ambiguous ending, melancholic, meditative, art house ...
Plot: suicide attempt, friendship, suicide, car accident, library, self discovery, sibling relationship, perfectionist, romance, gangsters, odd couple, opposites attract, loneliness, death in the family, destiny, crimes, love and romance, couples, existentialism, depression, death, suicidal, freak, secret hideout, surrealism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia, thailand, bangkok thailand, tokyo

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, reflective and touching films with plots about storytelling, loneliness, life philosophy, mentor, death, relationships and depression mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Last Life in the Universe: Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself (2002), Dolls (2002), Harold and Maude (1971), Maborosi (1995), Sonatine (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, dark humor, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: suicidal, suicide attempt, cancer, suicide, hospital, depression, love triangle, redemption, siblings relations, optimism, cleaning lady, sibling relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.7
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Dolls (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 114 min.
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Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Harold and Maude (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The young Harold lives in his own world of suicide-attempts and funeral visits to avoid the misery of his current family and home environment. Harold meets an 80-year-old woman named Maude who also lives in her own world yet one in which she is ...
Style: dark humor, touching, humorous, tragicomedy, semi serious ...
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Plot: suicide attempt, suicide, depression, unlikely couple, age difference, coming of age, obsession, cemetery, banjo, misfit, youth, funeral ...
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Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.6
 3K
Maborosi (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young woman's husband apparently commits suicide without warning or reason, leaving behind his wife and infant. Yumiko remarries and moves from Osaka to a small fishing village, yet continues to search for meaning in a lonely world.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, psychological, reflective ...
Plot: village, self discovery, crimes, hopes, love and romance, youth, couples, family problems, social relations, babies and infants, dealing with death, investigation ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Sonatine (1993)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Kitano plays Murakawa, a Tokyo yakuza tiring of gangster life. Along with a few of his henchmen, he is sent by his boss to Okinawa to help end a gang war, supposedly to mediate between two warring clans. He finds that the dispute between the clans ...
Style: stylized, dark humor, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: beach, criminal heroes, knife, gangsters, gang war, crime, uninhibited rivalry, gun violence, bullet wound, crimes, rivalry, gang ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.4
 63K
Elizabethtown (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Drew Baylor is fired after causing his shoe company to lose hundreds of millions of dollars. To make matters worse, he's also dumped by his girlfriend. On the verge of ending it all, Drew gets a new lease on life when he returns to his ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: kentucky, usa, kansas, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.0
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Swiss Army Man (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Sweden
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Alone on a tiny deserted island, Hank has given up all hope of ever making it home again. But one day everything changes when a dead body washes ashore, and he soon realizes it may be his last opportunity to escape certain death. Armed with his new ...
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Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Warm Water Under a Red Bridge (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A newly unemployed salaryman meets a particularly sexual woman.
Style: surreal, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, sincere ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 7.0
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The Wackness (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
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Duration: 99 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Italian for Beginners (2000)
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Duration: 112 min.
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Style: witty, realistic, talky, offbeat, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
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Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century
Place: denmark, copenhagen, italy, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.5
 199K
Garden State (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Frances Ha (2012)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.2
 662
Carnage (2002)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.1
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Style: stylized, sexual, rough, semi serious, realistic ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, barcelona spain, florence italy, switzerland, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Unbelievable Truth (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: talky, humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Audience: date night
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Time: 20th century, 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.8
 7K
Somersault (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Australian teenager Heidi is left with little choice but to leave home after she's caught red-handed with her mother's boyfriend. With few options, Heidi ends up in Jindabyne, a tourist community. Upon meeting Joe at a bar, she pursues a ...
Style: psychological, emotional, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: self discovery, coming of age, teenage life, love and romance, youth, couples, friendship, couple relations, teenager, fall in love, gas station, resort ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.8
 11K
Last Love (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Belgium, USA, France
Duration: 111 min.
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Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, emotional ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Charlie Bartlett (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
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Story: Awkward teenager Charlie Bartlett (Anton Yelchin) has trouble fitting in at a new high school. Charlie needs some friends fast, and decides that the best way to find them is to appoint himself the resident psychiatrist. He becomes one of the most ...
Style: clever, humorous, dark humor, semi serious, witty ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
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Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: obsession, crumbling marriage, postmodernism, romance, couple relations, unfulfillment, couples, love affair, parents and children, breakup, life turned upside down, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, connecticut, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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