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The World (2004)
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The World (2004)
Original name: 世界
Genre: Drama
Country: China, Japan, France
Duration: 143 min.
Story: “The World” is a theme park on the outskirts of Beijing, sixteen kilometers from the Chinese capital, designed around scaled representations of the world’s famous landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower or the Leaning Tower of Pisa.The site is seen here not from the visitors’ point of view but through the eyes of a few of its staff, lonely people, communicating poorly, a bit disillusioned with life, glittering for the tourists but dull and restricted as far as they are concerned.
Style: touching, psychological, sentimental, sincere, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: fall in love, self discovery, romance, social relations, wedding, couples, amusement park, prostitute, misfit, love and romance, society, infidelity, globalization, immigrants, down on your luck, small town, innocence lost, bittersweet, small town life, artists and showbiz, dancer's life, airplane, hospital, russian, jealousy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, china, usa, asia, manhattan new york city, beijing china

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about love and romance, couples, fall in love, romance, society, family relations and bittersweet mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like The World: Daniel's Daughter (2008), Personal Belongings (2006), Lost in Time (2003), Insecure (2014), Unknown Pleasures (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Daniel's Daughter (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a woman learns that her father has passed away, she must confront the past (and the town) she left behind.
Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, psychological
Plot: self discovery, haunted by the past, death in the family, fall in love, romance, small town life, family relations, homecoming, love and romance, last wish, social relations, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts, new york
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Personal Belongings (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Cuba
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Young Doctor Ana lives alone because she couldn't bear to leave Cuba when her family sailed away on a raft to the US. Ernesto lives in his car with his belongings in a small case, traveling from embassy to embassy trying to fulfill his dream of ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, sentimental
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cuba, latin america
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Lost in Time (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Sui Wai lost her fiance Ah Man in a car accident. With the obligations of life sitting heavy on her shoulders, she lives on only to find herself confiding in her beloved through a phone call. Dai Fai. a mini-bus driver who witnessed Ah Man's ...
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: starting over, love affair, fall in love, romance, couples, love and romance, coping, hopes, workplace, bittersweet, workplace romance, bus ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, hong kong
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Insecure (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Chérif, struggling to pass the entrance exam for nursing school, takes on a side job as a security guard. On duty there, he faces off with a group of hostile teenagers who constantly harass him, and gradually ends up an accomplice to a robbery gone ...
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: society, couples, working class, fall in love, misfit, life is a bitch, immigrants, security guard, gang, chase, romance, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Unknown Pleasures (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: China, Japan, South Korea, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Three disaffected youths live in Datong in 2001, part of the new "Birth Control" generation. Fed on a steady diet of popular culture, both Western and Chinese, the characters of Unknown Pleasures represent a new breed in the People's ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, sincere, gloomy ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia
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Not Waving But Drowning (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Not Waving But Drowning is a chronological look at growing up, formed from two different stories. The two sets of friends represent the American dilemma between what you have known and what you hope to know; the tear between longing for the past and ...
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, friendship, starting over, adolescence vs adulthood, society, couples, best friends, friends
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Place: new york, usa
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 92 min.
Story: Housewife Katalin Munk (Johanna ter Steege) has her world torn apart when her lecturer husband János (Andor Lukáts) arrives home to tell her that he’s leaving her for a younger student of his. Katalin falls into a state of shock and wanders ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Fairfield Road (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Noah McManus is leaving his job with the Boston mayor's office for a dream gig in Washington, D.C. But in a single day, he finds out his new boss in Washington can no longer employ him and that his girlfriend has been cheating on him. ...
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, sincere, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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60%
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The Dust of Time (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, Italy, Germany, Russia, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A, an American film director of Greek ancestry, is making a film that tells his story and the story of his parents. It is a tale that unfolds in Italy, Germany, Russia, Kazakhstan, Canada and the USA. The main character is Eleni, who is claimed and ...
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Cafe Setareh (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Iran
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Filmmaker Saman Moghadam details the struggles of three women living in an antiquated district of Tehran in this emotionally resonant drama. Fabria's husband has been morally corrupted, and now it's up to her to take charge of the small ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, psychological, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
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Five Hours from Paris (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Only 5 flight hours from Paris, in a working-class suburb of Tel Aviv, two people meet. He is a bred-and-born Israeli and she is a Russian immigrant. He is a taxi driver and she is a music teacher. He has no aspirations. She gave up hers long ago. ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, feel good
Plot: single parent, romance, love and romance, family relations, immigrants, society, fall in love, love, music teacher, airplane, divorced parents, fear of flying ...
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Place: israel
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Same Same But Different (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Benjamin Prufer and Sreykeo Solvan. The unexpected and uncertain love story of Sreykeo, a 21 year old bar girl in Phnom Penh and Ben, a young German student traveling to Cambodia on a post graduation summer trip. When Ben ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, realistic, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: love affair, unlikely couple, terminal illness, youth, couples, culture clash, society, social differences, interracial relations, fall in love, hopes, life is a bitch ...
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Place: cambodia, germany, europe, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Emoticon ;) (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Elena Gallenti is an anthropology graduate student struggling to complete her thesis on 'modern means of communication.' All that changes when she meets her new boyfriend's teenage kids, who are going through their own journeys of ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, psychological, serious, contemplative
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Duration: 111 min.
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43%
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43%
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Style: realistic, sincere, touching, serious
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The Salesman (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 107 min.
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Style: sentimental, emotional, sincere, touching, realistic ...
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40%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
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Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, captivating, sentimental ...
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39%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, France
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: sexy, realistic, atmospheric, psychological, captivating ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
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Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, serious, emotional ...
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 102 min.
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Genre: Drama
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Story: Cet Amour-là is an intimate portrait of a legendary love affair. Set against the beauty of the Breton seaside, it is also a film that revels in the insights that Marguerite Duras' writing affords.
Style: psychological, emotional, captivating, serious, sentimental ...
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36%
The Diary of Preston Plummer (2012)
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Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
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Genre: Drama
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Story: No overview found.
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