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Last Life in the Universe (2003)
 7.6
 10K
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, dark humor, offbeat, serious, realistic, ambiguous ending, melancholic, meditative, art house ...
Plot: suicide attempt, suicide, friendship, car accident, library, gangsters, crimes, suicidal, freak, destiny, love and romance, self discovery, dams cliffs canyons and bridges, couples, death in the family, opposites attract, boyfriend, odd couple, secret hideout, romance, sibling relationship, perfectionist, loneliness, existentialism, depression ...
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 melancholic, reflective, realistic and talky films with plots about storytelling, life philosophy, loneliness, relationships, love and romance, drinking and mentor mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Last Life in the Universe: Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself (2002), Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006), The Wackness (2008), The Rules of Attraction (2002), Dolls (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: cancer, suicide, suicide attempt, hospital, suicidal, depression, love triangle, redemption, siblings relations, hopes, human nature, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland, ireland, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Zia, distraught over breaking up with his girlfriend, decides to end it all. Unfortunately, he discovers that there is no real ending, only a run-down afterlife that is strikingly similar to his old one, just a bit worse. Discovering that his ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, depressing, offbeat, melancholic ...
Plot: afterlife, suicide, on the road, depression, death, russian, friendship, dealing with death, supernatural, regret, starting over, supernatural romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.0
 29K
The Wackness (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Set in New York City in the sweltering summer, The Wackness tells the story of a troubled teenage drug dealer, who trades pot for therapy sessions with a drug-addled psychiatrist. Things get more complicated when he falls for one of his classmates, ...
Style: realistic, humorous, touching, semi serious, dark humor ...
Audience: teens
Plot: marijuana, coming of age, friendship, first love, therapy, doctors and patients, hip hop, love affair, buddies, fall in love, social misfits, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1994
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Rules of Attraction (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The incredibly spoiled and overprivileged students of Camden College are a backdrop for an unusual love triangle between a drug dealer, a virgin and a bisexual classmate.
Style: stylized, humorous, melancholic, entertaining, surreal ...
Plot: drug abuse, love triangle, college, virginity, college life, youth, lifestyle, romance, sex, party, dating, gay slur ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, rome italy, europe, amsterdam, switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 7.7
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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: emotional, bleak, realistic, gloomy, sentimental ...
Plot: obsession, disfigurement, arranged marriage, pop star, yakuza, love and romance, starlet, factory worker, lovers reunited, mental illness, couples, blind character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Girl on the Bridge (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It's night on a Paris bridge. A girl leans over Seine River with tears in her eyes and a violent yearning to drown her sorrows. Out of nowhere someone takes an interest in her. He is Gabor, a knife thrower who needs a human target for his show. ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, humorous, psychological ...
Audience: date night
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Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, istanbul turkey, paris france, glasgow scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Unbelievable Truth (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After serving time for murder, Josh Hutton returns to his home town where he meets Audry Hugo. No one can remember exactly what Josh did...
Style: talky, witty, offbeat, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: small town, gossip, redemption, small town life, couples, opposites attract, romance, parents and children, social relations, family relations, starting over, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, long island, harvard university, new york state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Melvin Goes to Dinner (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Marital infidelity, religion, a guy in heaven wearing a Wizards jersey, anal fetishes, cigarettes and schizophrenia, ghosts, and how it's going to get worse before it gets better.
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: infidelity, friendship, masturbation, ghost, buddies, dishonesty, partners, love and romance, couple relations, introspection, friends, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 6.8
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Last Love (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Belgium, USA, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The film centres on a retired, widowed professor living in Paris who develops a special relationship with a younger French woman.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: estrangement, suicidal, suicide attempt, free spirited, golden years, hopes, dancer, elderly, family relations, unlikely relationship, friends, optimism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, belgium, brussels, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.6
 16K
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, suspenseful, serious ...
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Place: japan, asia, tokyo, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: age difference, suicide attempt, obsession, coming of age, suicide, depression, youth, anti conformity, misfit, elderly, funeral, hanging ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.6
 4K
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, psychological, realistic, serious, reflective ...
Plot: suicide, village, arranged marriage, self discovery, museum, hopes, babies and infants, crimes, dealing with death, village life, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, europe, italy, venice ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
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Duration: 112 min.
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Style: talky, touching, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.0
 92K
Swiss Army Man (2016)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Hairdresser's Husband (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
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Plot: obsession, suicide, hairdresser, sex, unfulfillment, destructive relationship, fall in love, family relations, love affair, couples, youth, haunted by the past ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.5
 1K
Testosterone (2003)
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Style: realistic, dark humor, serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.4
 64K
Elizabethtown (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
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Duration: 123 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.5
 201K
Garden State (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Andrew returns to his hometown for the funeral of his mother, a journey that reconnects him with past friends. The trip coincides with his decision to stop taking his powerful antidepressants. A chance meeting with Sam - a girl also suffering from ...
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: date night
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Place: new jersey, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Warm Water Under a Red Bridge (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 122 min.
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Style: surreal, humorous, touching, feel good, sentimental ...
Plot: village, romance, self discovery, love affair, couples, social relations, starting over, sexual relations, couple relations, hopes, unlikely couple, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, hong kong, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.1
 33K
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
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Style: talky, psychological, realistic, sincere, semi serious ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.4
 59K
Frances Ha (2012)
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Duration: 86 min.
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Style: stylized, talky, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, dancer, roommate, loneliness, dancer's life, unfulfillment, odd, direction and purpose, up and down relationship, social relations, supportive friend, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, paris france, japan, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
 7.7
 21K
Fallen Angels (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In this bifurcated crime narrative, a disillusioned hitman attempts to escape from his violent lifestyle against the wishes of his partner, who is infatuated with him, and an eccentric mute repeatedly encounters, then subsequently falls for, a ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, mysterious, serious, meditative ...
Plot: hitman, one last job, love, assassin, couples, killer, criminal heroes, love affair, crimes, couple relations, partners in crime, dangerous ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: hong kong, asia, mcdonald's restaurant, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Next Stop Wonderland (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A lighthearted story about a man and a woman who seem destined to be together... and the hilarious chain of accidents that seem determined to keep them apart!
Style: clever, touching, sentimental, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: destiny, romance, matchmaking, train ride, couples, looking for love, love affair, family relations, love and romance, hopes, parents and children, change of luck ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, manhattan new york city, medical school ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
A Lot Like Love (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: On a flight from Los Angeles to New York, Oliver and Emily make a connection, only to decide that they are poorly suited to be together. Over the next seven years, however, they are reunited time and time again, they go from being acquaintances to ...
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: travel, romance, destiny, unfulfilled love, love and romance, encounter, friendship, couple relations, opposites attract, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love story, happy ending ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.6
 99K
A Single Man (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Adapted from a 1964 novel of the same name, the film follows a day in the life of George Falconer, a British college professor reeling with the recent and sudden loss of his longtime partner. This traumatic event makes George challenge his own will ...
Style: psychological, touching, sincere, philosophical, enigmatic ...
Plot: tragic love, love and romance, gays and lesbians, haunted by the past, loneliness, gay, broken heart, death, depression, teacher student relationship, best friends, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 1940s, year 1962
Place: california, usa, los angeles, santa monica california, denver colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Lawless Heart (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In a British seaside resort, several lives intertwine following the funeral of a gay restaurant owner
Style: talky, sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: infidelity, gender, love and romance, couple relations, gays and lesbians, dealing with death, love affair, couples, resort, gay, wine, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: europe, england, france, prague, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.9
 47K
Head-On (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Turkey
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Head On is German director Fatih Akin’s story of the alcoholic Cahit and Turkish Sibel. Akin tells the story of a love that can never be between two people who are too alike to not be together.
Style: realistic, bleak, emotional, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: rape, suicide attempt, marriage, psychiatrist, accident, stabbing, muslim, machismo, roommate, german, immigrants, culture clash ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, hamburg germany, turkey, europe, frankfurt germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.1
 16K
Latter Days (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Aaron Davis (Steve Sandvoss) and Christian Markelli (Wes Ramsey) are the two most opposite people in the world. Aaron is a young Elder (or a Mormon missionary) who wants to do his family proud and is quite passionate about his religion and film. ...
Style: touching, sentimental, romantic, disturbing, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: gay, coming out, homosexuality, gays and lesbians, self discovery, romance, culture clash, lgbt, fall in love, opposites attract, couples, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, idaho, usa, salt lake city utah, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%