Movies like Il Mare

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Il Mare (2000)
 7.5
 9K
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, time travel, friendship, fall in love, changing the past or future, architect, impossible love, supernatural, love affair, unlikely couple, couples, love letter, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, nihilism, painting, past, breakup, letter, delivery, romance, friends, love and romance, hopes, unfulfillment, new love ...
Time: 90s, 1990s

Most similar movies to Il Mare

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out sentimental, touching, serious and romantic films with plots about love and romance, romance, couples, fall in love, supernatural romance, unfulfillment and love 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, sincere, sweet, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, time travel, love and romance, romance, impossible love, time, architect, supernatural, supernatural romance, letter, unlikely relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century, near future
Place: chicago illinois, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, touching, semi serious, sexy, hot
Audience: date night
Plot: time travel, hopes, romance, unfulfillment, love and romance, fall in love, couple relations, true love, love affair, unlikely couple, couples, supernatural romance ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: boston
⇓ 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, beast, romance, love triangle, bittersweet, orphan, single parent, feral child, transformation, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 213K
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, love story, supernatural romance, psychic power, loss of loved one, impossible love, murder, betrayal ...
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, sentimental, emotional, touching, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, romance, fall in love, friendship, maid, tragic hero, single parent, family relations, destiny, teenage love, love affair, tragic love ...
Time: 90s
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, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: ghost, impossible love, romance, friendship, supernatural, couples, fall in love, countryside, unfulfillment, cottage, time travel, moving ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 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, atmospheric, stylized, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: time travel, obsession, hypnosis, supernatural, love triangle, playwright, romance, love and romance, love affair, hotel, dream, supernatural romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1910s, 80s, year 1980 ...
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, emotional, dramatic, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, immortality, romance, love, love story, immortal, loneliness, impossible love, miraculous event, supernatural romance, life & death, destiny ...
Time: 20th century, year 1981, year 1954, year 1952, year 1937 ...
Place: san francisco, california, oregon, arizona, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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 5.3
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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: romantic, sexy, touching, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: vampire, vampire human love, forbidden love, fall in love, supernatural, dangerous attraction, supernatural romance, youth, teenage love, true love, couples, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: washington state, washington d.c., usa, phoenix arizona, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.8
 14K
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, unlikely couple, unfulfillment, hopes, looking for love ...
Time: 90s
Place: minneapolis minnesota, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.0
 32K
If Only (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After his impetuous musician girlfriend, Samantha, dies in an accident shortly after they had a fight (and nearly broke up), a grief-stricken British businessman, Ian Wyndham, living in London gets a chance to relive the day all over again, in the ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, touching, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: tragic love, true love, changing the past or future, time travel, loss of loved one, death of girlfriend, time loop, destiny, hopes, love and romance, romance, power of love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london
⇓ 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, unlikely couple, initially antagonists, supernatural romance, psychic, impossible love, waking up from a coma, afterlife, opposites attract, coma, romance, workaholic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.7
 495
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, serious, realistic, sincere, contemplative
Plot: unlikely couple, fall in love, impossible love, couples, love and romance, life is a bitch, hopes, romance, friendship, unfulfilled love, wartime life, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, germany, france, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, humorous, sentimental, feel good
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: time travel, love and romance, wooing, romance, couple relations, road not taken, hopes, changing the past or future, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, wedding, destiny, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, year 1999
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.8
 5K
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, touching, sentimental, enigmatic, sincere ...
Audience: date night
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Time: contemporary
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic, non-linear
Audience: date night
Plot: couples, fall in love, love affair, sexual content, love and romance, lifestyle, couple relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, breakup, bittersweet, romance, unfulfillment ...
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: atmospheric, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, love affair, love triangle, couple relations, fall in love, longing, couples, romance, dishonesty, train travel, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, train ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.8
 15K
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, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: teenage love, love affair, fall in love, love triangle, loss of friend, motor sport, haunted by the past, love and romance, romance, starting over, friendship, rebel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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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: semi serious, humorous, sentimental
Audience: date night
Plot: disorder, fall in love, impossible love, supernatural, romance, love and romance, ghost, figment, supernatural romance, unlikely couple, nothing goes right, television studio ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england
⇓ 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, sincere, touching, romantic, captivating ...
Plot: love triangle, couples, friendship, romance, love and romance, friends, love story, love affair, relationships, couple relations, romantic relationship, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.9
 9K
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: realistic, serious, sentimental, gloomy, psychological ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: mountain, friendship, high school, true love, friends, couples, love triangle, road not taken, love affair, haunted by the past, school, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 90s
Place: hokkaido, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.7
 119K
City of Angels (1998)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When guardian angel Seth -- who invisibly watches over the citizens of Los Angeles -- becomes captivated by Maggie, a strong-willed heart surgeon, he ponders trading in his pure, otherworldly existence for a mortal life with his beloved. The couple ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, sincere, emotional, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: angel, afterlife, romance, supernatural romance, fall in love, heaven and hell, life & death, fallen angel, love and romance, self sacrifice, couple relations, fish out of water ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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: angel, immortality, mortality, diary, desire, dream, impossible love, german, afterlife, fall in love, supernatural, romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Takatoshi Minamiyama (Sota Fukushi) majors in art at an university in Kyoto. On the train to the school, he sees Emi Fukuju (Nana Komatsu) and falls in love with her at first sight. Gathering up all his courage, he speaks to her. They begin to date ...
Style: captivating, touching, sentimental, light
Plot: time travel, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, couples, promise, art student, love at first sight, prediction, memory, college, school, diary, painting ...
Time: future
Place: japan, kyoto japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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 79
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, non-linear ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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: serious, sentimental, emotional, touching
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Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Will You Be There (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Soo-hyun comes across magical pills that allow him to go back and forth in time. 30 years to the past, young Soo-hyun meets future Soo-hyun and learns that his girlfriend will soon die because of him. In order to save her, the two Soo-hyuns try to ...
Style: romantic, touching, sincere, sweet, sentimental
Plot: time travel, sent to the past, hopes, moral dilemma, terminal illness, life philosophy, life & death, dating, destiny, true love, time loop, romance ...
Place: busan
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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: touching, sentimental, semi serious, captivating
Plot: ambition, supernatural, follow your dream, hopes, romance, society, love and romance, couples, couple relations, social differences, fall in love, temptation ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 1820s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.4
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Every Day (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: 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, self sacrifice, love, love and romance, soul transference, supernatural, transformation, happy ending, ghost, mysterious character ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.2
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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: romantic, touching, sentimental, philosophical, emotional ...
Audience: date night, family outing, chick flick
Plot: supernatural romance, love and romance, mysterious character, dealing with death, afterlife, love at first sight, family relations, life & death, millionaire, life philosophy, hopes, lifestyle change ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%