Movies like Last Life in the Universe

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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, dark humor, offbeat, serious, psychological, realistic, ambiguous ending, melancholic, meditative, art house ...
Plot: suicide attempt, friendship, suicide, library, car accident, self discovery, sibling relationship, perfectionist, romance, gangsters, odd couple, loneliness, opposites attract, 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 reflective, melancholic, realistic and talky films with plots about loneliness, storytelling, life philosophy, relationships, mentor, love and romance 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), The Wackness (2008), Maborosi (1995), Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006). 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, dark humor, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: suicide attempt, cancer, suicide, suicidal, hospital, depression, love triangle, redemption, siblings relations, optimism, sibling relationship, unsociability ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland, ireland, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.7
 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: emotional, serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: obsession, yakuza, pop star, disfigurement, arranged marriage, lovers reunited, hopes, romance, broken engagement, suicide attempt, new love, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 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: touching, realistic, dark humor, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: marijuana, coming of age, hip hop, stoners, friendship, midlife crisis, summer, virginity, therapy, suicide attempt, first love, social misfits ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1994
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 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, 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 ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, europe, venice, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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: offbeat, humorous, clever, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: afterlife, on the road, depression, suicide, death, record player, grocery store, toast, russian, romance, hitchhiker, roommate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: gambling, starting over, knife, bridge, romance, couple relations, fall in love, suicide, knife throwing, love and romance, couples, love affair ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, greece, italy, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: clever, talky, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, infidelity, ghost, masturbation, buddies, self discovery, couples, friends, introspection, couple relations, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ 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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: beach, knife, criminal heroes, gang war, crime, gangsters, uninhibited rivalry, gun violence, bullet wound, crimes, rivalry, gang ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 6.8
 11K
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, sincere, serious, emotional ...
Plot: estrangement, suicidal, suicide attempt, golden years, friendship, elderly, friends, parents and children, hopes, family relations, loneliness, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, brussels, belgium, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.0
 89K
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 ...
Style: surreal, gross out humor, dark humor, touching, melancholic ...
Plot: survival, corpse, friendship, surrealism, loneliness, suicide attempt, life & death, unlikely friendships, stranded, imagination, life philosophy, wilderness ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 ...
Audience: date night
Plot: suicide attempt, suicide, depression, age difference, coming of age, obsession, cemetery, banjo, unlikely couple, misfit, youth, funeral ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.4
 59K
Frances Ha (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Brazil
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An aspiring dancer moves to New York City and becomes caught up in a whirlwind of flighty fair-weather friends, diminishing fortunes and career setbacks.
Style: stylized, talky, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, dancer, loneliness, roommate, best friends, follow your dream, urban, dance teacher, responsibility, adolescence vs adulthood, ambition, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, paris france, japan, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, semi serious, humorous, witty, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: small town, gossip, fall in love, romance, crimes, hopes, redemption, love and romance, couples, family relations, social relations, opposites attract ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, long island, usa, new york state, harvard university ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A New York couple's relationship is tested after the loss of their child. This film is the wide-released combination of the original two :him and :her volumes that premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: obsession, crumbling marriage, postmodernism, couple relations, romance, 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 ⇓
45%
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 ...
Plot: village, small town, sexuality, sexual relations, romance, hopes, fishing village, love and romance, couples, social relations, mysterious character, unlikely couple ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, hong kong, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Italian for Beginners (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A group of strangers find friendship, family and love within an Italian beginners’ course.
Style: witty, realistic, talky, offbeat, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, hotel, hairdresser, church, priest, waitress, romance, depression, starting over, suburbs, looking for love, daughter ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century
Place: denmark, copenhagen, italy, scandinavia, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Plot: hitman, love, assassin, bar, gambling, drifter, killer, mute or deaf, couples, one last job, cigarette smoking, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: hong kong, asia, mcdonald's restaurant, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.4
 64K
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 ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, semi serious, emotional, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: small town, suicide attempt, self discovery, romance, stewardess, parents and children, falling in love, love and romance, family problems, mother daughter relationship, brother sister relationship, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: kentucky, usa, kansas, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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, rough, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: love triangle, college, drug abuse, drug dealing, virginity, multiple storylines, gay slur, postmodernism, romance, college life, student life, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: barcelona spain, paris france, amsterdam, europe, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.1
 33K
Greenberg (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A New Yorker moves to Los Angeles in order to figure out his life while he housesits for his brother, and he soon sparks with his brother's assistant.
Style: talky, realistic, semi serious, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: personal assistant, friendship, cocaine, drugs/alcohol, unfulfillment, buddies, mentally unstable, starting over, reunion, fall in love, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, australia, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The life you love may be your own.... The wife of a much older man finds herself attracted to their neighbour's son, who is closer to her age.
Style: emotional, touching, sweet, stylized, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: starting over, family life, self discovery, age difference, love affair, marriage, love and romance, family problems, parents and children, haunted by the past, neighbor, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 80s, 20th century, 90s ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Castaway on the Moon (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Mr. Kim is jobless, lost in debt and has been dumped by his girlfriend. He decides to end it all by jumping into the Han River - only to find himself washed up on a small, mid-river island. He soon abandons thoughts of suicide or rescue and begins a ...
Style: touching, emotional, offbeat, semi serious, uplifting ...
Audience: date night
Plot: isolation, loneliness, suicide attempt, castaway, island, redemption, wilderness, voyeurism, urban, fall in love, confined, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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, stylized, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, haunted by the past, gay, tragic love, love and romance, homosexual, death, loneliness, teacher student relationship, depression, gender, suicidal ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1962, 1940s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, santa monica california, denver colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Hairdresser's Husband (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The film begins in a flashback from the titular character, Antoine. We are introduced to his fixation with female hairdressers which began at a young age. The film uses flashbacks throughout and there are frequent parallels drawn with the past. We ...
Style: sexual, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: obsession, hairdresser, sex, romance, couple relations, little boy, man-woman relation, falling in love, destructive relationship, infidelity, love affair, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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: clever, realistic, touching, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: psychiatrist, marijuana, self discovery, friendship, depression, paraplegic, ecstasy, epilepsy, grave digger, homecoming, romance, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, los angeles
⇓ 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, rough, serious, emotional ...
Plot: immigrants, suicide attempt, roommate, marriage, love, obsession, stabbing, machismo, muslim, romance, psychiatrist, rape ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, hamburg germany, europe, turkey, istanbul turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, semi serious, humorous, touching, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: travel, romance, destiny, friendship, unfulfilled love, love and romance, encounter, opposites attract, couple relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love story, happy ending ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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, teenager, love and romance, youth, couples, friendship, gas station, romance, runaway teen, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, touching ...
Plot: infidelity, gays and lesbians, dealing with death, resort, couple relations, love affair, love and romance, couples, gender, gay, wine, adultery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, france, prague, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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, emotional, disturbing ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: coming out, gay, gays and lesbians, homosexuality, self discovery, lgbt, romance, culture clash, fall in love, strong sexual content, opposites attract, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, idaho, usa, salt lake city utah, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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