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Il Mare (2000)
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Il Mare (2000)
Original name: 시월애
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Eun-joo moves out of her house "Il Mare", leaving behind a Christmas card for the eventual new owner of the house in 1999. In it she asks him/her to forward any mail of hers to her new address in the city. It is 1997 and Sung-hyun, the first owner of "Il Mare" is moving in and finds in his mailbox the Christmas card from Eun-joo. Thinking it was a joke, Sung-hyun leaves her a letter telling her so and reminds her that its 1997 not 1999. Eventually the two realize that they are separated by two years of time but can somehow communicate through the mailbox and begin to form a friendship through their letters.
Style: sentimental, serious, romantic, surreal
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: supernatural romance, friendship, fall in love, time travel, architect, impossible love, supernatural, love affair, unlikely couple, couples, changing the past or future, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, painting, nihilism, past, break up, breakup, letter, mail, mailbox, delivery, love letter, friends, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 1990s

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Most similar movies to Il Mare

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out sentimental, touching, serious and emotional films with plots about love and romance, romance, couples, fall in love, unfulfillment, love and bittersweet mostly in Drama, Romance and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Il Mare: The Lake House (2006), The Love Letter (1998), A Werewolf Boy (2012), Ghost (1990), Christmas in August (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Lake House (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A lonely doctor who once occupied an unusual lakeside home begins exchanging love letters with its former resident, a frustrated architect. They must try to unravel the mystery behind their extraordinary romance before it's too late.
Style: romantic, sentimental, sweet, sincere, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, time travel, love and romance, romance, impossible love, time, architect, supernatural, letter, unlikely relationship, supernatural romance, love letter ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century, near future
Place: chicago illinois, usa, san francisco
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100%
The Love Letter (1998)
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: 20th century computer games designer Scott exchanges love letters with 19th century poet Elizabeth Whitcomb through an antique desk that can make letters travel through time.
Style: sentimental, semi serious, touching, sexy
Audience: date night
Plot: time travel, love and romance, romance, unfulfillment, fall in love, couple relations, love affair, true love, couples, separated, hopes, unlikely couple ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, victorian era
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Werewolf Boy (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Summoned by an unexpected phone call, an elderly woman visits the country cottage she lived in as a child. Memories of an orphan boy she knew 47 years ago come flooding back to her.
Style: sentimental, atmospheric, romantic, serious, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: werewolf, teenage love, love and romance, romance, love triangle, bittersweet, feral man, orphan, single parent, feral child, beast, transformation ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 201K
Ghost (1990)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Sam Wheat is a banker, Molly Jensen is an artist, and the two are madly in love. However, when Sam is murdered by his friend and corrupt business partner Carl Bruner over a shady business deal, he is left to roam the earth as a powerless spirit. ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, sweet, touching, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: ghost, afterlife, love and romance, romance, psychic, psychic power, supernatural romance, love story, loss of loved one, murder, impossible love, spiritualism ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Christmas in August (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In a quiet corner of Seoul, Jung-won runs a small photo studio. A humble shack passed down from his widower father, the studio is a space where Jung-won goes about his daily routine of dealing with fussy customers, enlarging photos of class ...
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, sentimental, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, romance, friendship, fall in love, maid, family relations, tragic hero, single parent, teenage love, tragic love, love affair, destiny ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Edge of the Garden (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When Brian lets his girlfriend, decides to change city and way of life. Attracted by the incredible offer, purchase a large house outside keeping a big secret. One day you have the impression of seeing a woman in the garden and can also talk to her ...
Style: sentimental, atmospheric, captivating, psychological, offbeat ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: ghost, cottage, romance, impossible love, friendship, couples, fall in love, supernatural, unfulfillment, countryside, time travel, moving ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1960s, 60s
Place: maine, usa, new england, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Somewhere in Time (1980)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Young writer, Richard Collier is met on the opening night of his first play by an old lady who begs him to, "Come back to me." Mystified, he tries to find out about her, and learns that she is a famous stage actress from the early 1900s. ...
Style: sentimental, touching, stylized, atmospheric, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: time travel, hypnosis, obsession, supernatural, love triangle, playwright, romance, love affair, love and romance, hotel, dream, supernatural romance ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 70s, 1910s, 80s ...
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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23%
 5.2
 432K
Twilight (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: When Bella Swan moves to a small town in the Pacific Northwest to live with her father, she starts school and meets the reclusive Edward Cullen, a mysterious classmate who reveals himself to be a 108-year-old vampire. Despite Edward's repeated ...
Style: sexy, romantic, touching, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: vampire, vampire human love, fall in love, forbidden love, supernatural, dangerous attraction, supernatural romance, true love, youth, teenage love, small town, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: washington state, washington d.c., usa, phoenix arizona, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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The Age of Adaline (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After 29-year-old Adaline recovers from a nearly lethal accident, she inexplicably stops growing older. As the years stretch on and on, Adaline keeps her secret to herself until she meets a man who changes her life.
Style: romantic, touching, dramatic, emotional, serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, romance, immortality, love, love story, loneliness, impossible love, immortal, miraculous event, destiny, supernatural romance, life & death ...
Time: 20th century, year 1933, year 1929, year 2014, year 1956 ...
Place: san francisco, california, arizona, oregon, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.8
 13K
Untamed Heart (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Caroline, a young waitress who seems to have bad taste in men, is on her way home one night when thugs attempt to rape her. Adam, the mysterious busboy who works at the same diner, helps fight off the assailants, and she begins a relationship with ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: orphan, love, opposites attract, self discovery, love and romance, tragedy, love affair, couples, hopes, unfulfillment, unlikely couple, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: minneapolis minnesota, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.6
 456
Strangers (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Six days in the lives of an Israeli living in a kibbutz and a Palestinian living in Paris, which starts with an accidental meeting in the Berlin Subway during the World cup finals, will change them completely.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: unlikely couple, impossible love, fall in love, wartime life, friendship, couples, life is a bitch, romance, hopes, love and romance, unfulfilled love, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france, germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Just Like Heaven (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Shortly after David Abbott moves into his new San Francisco digs, he has an unwelcome visitor on his hands: winsome Elizabeth Martinson, who asserts that the apartment is hers -- and promptly vanishes. When she starts appearing and disappearing at ...
Style: romantic, humorous, sentimental, not serious, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: ghost, supernatural romance, psychic, unlikely couple, initially antagonists, impossible love, waking up from a coma, afterlife, workaholic, opposites attract, coma, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.9
 4K
Be with You (2004)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When two souls find one another, nothing can tear them apart. Widower Takumi (Shido Nakamura) lives a quiet life with his six-year-old son Yuji (Akashi Takei) after the loss of wife and mother Mio (Yuko Takeuchi). Yuji unfailingly remembers her ...
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, sincere, enigmatic ...
Audience: date night
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Time: contemporary
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Peter and Vandy (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Flashbacks and flash-forwards illustrate the rise and fall of a love affair between two New Yorkers.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, non-linear
Audience: date night
Plot: couples, love affair, fall in love, love and romance, lifestyle, sexual content, couple relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, breakup, romance, unfulfillment, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Zhou Yu's Train (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Zhou Yu, a ceramic artisan in China's rural Northwest, has a deep rapport with Chen Qing, a shy sensitive poet. Taking a long train ride every weekend just to make mad passionate love with him, her longing seems insatiable. Until one day, she ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, sentimental, touching, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love triangle, love affair, romance, dishonesty, couples, longing, infidelity, couple relations, fall in love, train ride, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, train ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Lovers' Concerto (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Lee Ji-hwan receives photographs in the mail that reminds him of how he met two girls, Shim Su-in and Kim Gyeong-heui, one summer five years ago. He shares his memories with his friend Cheol-hyeon. He recalls initially being in love with Su-in, but ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, captivating, romantic ...
Plot: love triangle, couples, romance, friendship, friends, love and romance, love story, couple relations, relationships, romantic relationship, love affair, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 4.1
 1K
I See You (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Dr. Shivani Dutt lives a wealthy lifestyle in London, England, along with her widowed mom, and a dog named Kaali. She works at the Thomwell Hospital. One day she notices that some of her fellow doctors indulge in organ trafficking, and decides to ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: love and romance, supernatural, romance, ghost, fall in love, impossible love, disorder, unlikely couple, nothing goes right, figment, supernatural romance, bollywood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 8.0
 7K
Love Letter (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When exchanging letters two women discover new things about a deceased man they used to know.
Style: sincere, psychological, touching, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: mountain, high school, friendship, true love, love affair, school, unfulfilled love, road not taken, love triangle, lovers reunited, haunted by the past, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, hokkaido
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Ashamed (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Arts professor Jung Ji Woo is searching for a nude model for a video clip that will be played at her exhibition. When Hee-jin, one of her students, recommends Yoon Ji Woo for the job, the three woman head to the beach to shoot the video. As they ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, atmospheric, surreal, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: self discovery, love affair, romance, introspection, gender, coming of age, beach, youth, couples, lesbian, storytelling, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Before You Say 'I Do' (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: George Murray's fiancée Jane Gardner gets cold feet after accepting his ring, terrorized by her first wedding with Doug, who cheated that very day with their wedding coordinator. After a car crash, George finds himself 10 years in the past, ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, humorous, feel good
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: time travel, love and romance, changing the past or future, romance, imaginary, wooing, road not taken, couple relations, hopes, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, wedding, destiny ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.9
 14K
I Want You (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Sequel to "Three Steps Above Heaven". The sexy Gin (Clara Lago) is the new love of Hache (Mario Casas), but this can not forget his former girlfriend (Maria Valverde), so the love triangle is inevitable.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: love affair, teenage love, love triangle, fall in love, loss of friend, street racing, haunted by the past, starting over, romance, love and romance, rebel, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
A Heavenly Vintage (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: New Zealand, France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A fantasy romance set in 19th century France. The film revolves around Sobran, a young peasant winemaker, and the three important figures in his life - his beautiful wife Celeste, baroness Aurora de Valday and an angel named Xas.
Style: captivating, touching, sentimental, semi serious
Plot: supernatural romance, ambition, supernatural, follow your dream, hopes, society, romance, love and romance, couples, social differences, fall in love, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 1820s, 1800s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.4
 19K
Every Day (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: 16-year old Rhiannon falls in love with a mysterious spirit named “A” that inhabits a different body every day. Feeling an unmatched connection, Rhiannon and “A” work each day to find each other, not knowing what the next day will bring.
Style: romantic, sentimental, captivating, touching, sweet ...
Audience: teens
Plot: body swapping, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, impossible love, supernatural, self sacrifice, love and romance, transformation, love, soul transference, ghost, mysterious character, happy ending ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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Wings of Desire (1987)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Wings of Desire is Wim Wender’s artistically beautiful film about the lonely and immortal life of angels during a post-war Berlin. It’s a poetic journey from the perspective of the angels of which one falls in love with a living woman and wants ...
Style: meditative, atmospheric, surreal, touching, cerebral ...
Audience: date night
Plot: immortality, angel, mortality, diary, desire, dream, impossible love, german, fall in love, supernatural, romance, supernatural romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.0
 142K
One Day (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A romantic comedy centered on Dexter and Emma, who first meet during their graduation in 1988 and proceed to keep in touch regularly. The film follows what they do on July 15 annually, usually doing something together.
Style: sentimental, romantic, emotional, touching, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, best friends in love, opposites attract, male female friendship, love, friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, couples, social differences, ambition, friends, introspection ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, 80s, contemporary ...
Place: london, paris france, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Bungee Jumping of Their Own (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Two soulmates find eachother only to be torn apart by tragedy. However, not even death can keep them apart...but can destiny?
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, serious
Plot: reincarnation, fall in love, supernatural, youth, romance, young lovers, supernatural romance, car accident, traffic accident, teacher, fight, basketball ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Boy Meets Girl (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Paris by night. Alex, 22, wants to become a filmmaker. He is fascinated by first times and his girlfriend, Florence, has just left him for his best friend, Thomas. First break-up, first attempted murder: Alex tries to strangle Thomas, but gives up ...
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, avant garde, contemplative ...
Plot: fall in love, romance, love affair, impossible love, couples, twentysomething life, destructive relationship, lifestyle, losing-it hero, youth, unfulfillment, depression ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.7
 68K
The Best of Me (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A pair of former high school sweethearts reunite after many years when they return to visit their small hometown.
Style: touching, romantic, sentimental, sexy, dramatic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: love and romance, true love, lovers reunited, unfulfilled love, love affair, small town, road not taken, fall in love, reunion, teenage love, couples, destiny ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1992
Place: usa, new orleans, new jersey, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.2
 219K
Meet Joe Black (1998)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: When the grim reaper comes to collect the soul of megamogul Bill Parrish, he arrives with a proposition: Host him for a "vacation" among the living in trade for a few more days of existence. Parrish agrees, and using the pseudonym Joe ...
Style: philosophical, touching, romantic, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: date night, family outing, chick flick
Plot: supernatural romance, love and romance, dealing with death, mysterious character, family relations, afterlife, love at first sight, life & death, millionaire, lifestyle change, impossible love, supernatural ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
The Bridges of Madison County (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Photographer Robert Kincaid wanders into the life of housewife Francesca Johnson for four days in the 1960s.
Style: romantic, feel good, uplifting, heartbreaking, atmospheric ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love affair, impossible love, housewife, adultery, lovers, fall in love, photographer, midlife crisis, choice, letter, middle aged, romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, post world war two, year 1965 ...
Place: iowa, usa, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%