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Snow Falling on Cedars (1999)
 6.8
 14K
Snow Falling on Cedars (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A Japanese-American fisherman may have killed his neighbor Carl at sea. In the 1950s, race figures in the trial. So does reporter Ishmael.
Style: emotional, meditative, breathtaking, sentimental, serious, captivating, realistic, sexy, thought provoking, twists and turns ...
Plot: courtroom drama, racism, murder, culture clash, romance, prejudice, justice, murder mystery, forbidden love, betrayal, fisherman, jury, lawyer, courtroom, life is a bitch, who done it, love and romance, couples, protagonist as suspect, world war two, beautiful scenery, bittersweet, male female relationship, winter, crimes ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: washington state, japan, pearl harbor, seattle, seattle washington

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, dramatic and thought provoking films with plots about culture clash, dialogue, storytelling, mentor, catastrophe, destiny and love and romance mostly in Drama, Romance and Thriller genres. Some movies like Snow Falling on Cedars: Amy Foster (1997), Great Expectations (1998), Possession (2002), Waking the Dead (2000), Picture Bride (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.7
 3K
Amy Foster (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The film tells the story of Russian emigree and the only survivor from ship crash Yanko Goorall and servant Amy Foster in the end of 19th century. When Yanko enters a farm sick and hungry after the shipwreck, everyone is afraid of him, except for ...
Style: scenic, romantic, captivating, touching, sexy ...
Plot: beautiful scenery, countryside, social differences, fall in love, human nature, sea, society, sea disaster, romance, prejudice, life philosophy, bullying ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s
Place: england, wales, cornwall, poland, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Great Expectations (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Loosely based on the Charles Dickens' classic novel, "Great Expectations" is a sensual tale of a young man's unforgettable passage into manhood, and the three individuals who will undeniably change his life forever. Through the ...
Style: romantic, emotional, sexy, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: artist, childhood, art, destiny, romance, love, fall in love, social differences, inheritance, painting, stranger, understanding ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 80s, 18th century, 90s ...
Place: florida, new york, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.3
 13K
Possession (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Maud Bailey, a brilliant English academic, is researching the life and work of poet Christabel La Motte. Roland Michell is an American scholar in London to study Randolph Henry Ash, now best-known for a collection of poems dedicated to his wife. ...
Style: clever, serious, realistic, sentimental, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: investigation, romance, infidelity, betrayal, opposites attract, forbidden love, fall in love, uncover truth, dishonesty, life is a bitch, love affair, couples ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, victorian era
Place: london, england, europe, france, english channel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Waking the Dead (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A congressional candidate questions his sanity after seeing the love of his life, presumed dead, suddenly emerge.
Style: emotional, sexy, twists and turns, intense, stylized ...
Plot: politics, supernatural, death, ghost, obsession, romance, election, character study, politician, state affairs, haunted by the past, female nudity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1973
Place: usa, chile, vietnam, canada, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Picture Bride (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Riyo, an orphaned 17-year old, sails from Yokohama to Hawaii in 1918 to marry Matsuji, a man she has never met. Hoping to escape a troubled past and start anew, Riyo is bitterly disappointed upon her arrival: her husband is twice her age. The ...
Style: touching, emotional, melancholic, serious, clever ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: self discovery, immigrants, orphan, loveless marriage, arranged marriage, existentialism, island, older man younger woman relationship, fish out of water, social differences, love and romance, friendship ...
Time: year 1918, 1920s, 19th century
Place: hawaii, japan, tokyo, usa, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.8
 275K
Atonement (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, War
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: As a 13-year-old, fledgling writer Briony Tallis irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit.
Style: touching, emotional, heartbreaking, dramatic, sad ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: world war two, redemption, tragic love, forbidden love, unfulfilled love, love and romance, false accusation, wartime, injustice, war, life is a bitch, love story ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, victorian era, 50s, 20th century ...
Place: england, dunkirk, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Come See the Paradise (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Come See The Paradise is a deeply touching love story set against the backdrop of a dramatic and controversial period in American history, It follows the romance and eventual marriage of Jack McGurn (Dennis Quad), a hot blooded Irish American, and a ...
Style: emotional, romantic, sad, dramatic, heartbreaking ...
Plot: world war two, interracial romance, forbidden love, racism, family relations, holocaust, love, culture clash, romance, war, marriage, bomb ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1941, year 1936 ...
Place: japan, ireland, hiroshima japan, tokyo, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.6
 14K
Moonlight Mile (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: As he copes with the death of his fiancee along with her parents, a young man must figure out what he wants out of life.
Style: emotional, sentimental, realistic, clever, visually appealing ...
Plot: murder, guilt, friendship, family relations, starting over, fall in love, haunted by the past, romance, death in the family, family problems, mother in law son in law relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 6.3
 149K
Dear John (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Sergeant John Tyree is home on a 2 week leave from Germany. He meets Savannah after he dives into the ocean to retrieve Savannah's purse that had fallen off the pier. John falls in love with Savannah who is a student on spring break helping ...
Style: romantic, sentimental, emotional, touching, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: romance, love, love and romance, true love, young love, couples, love story, soldier, couple relations, love affair, fall in love, army ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, september 11 2001
Place: north carolina, south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.9
 46K
Labor Day (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Depressed single mom Adele and her son Henry offer a wounded, fearsome man a ride. As police search town for the escaped convict, the mother and son gradually learn his true story as their options become increasingly limited.
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, emotional, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: unlikely relationship, single parent, family relations, fall in love, love and romance, single mother, happy ending, escapades, parents and children, crimes, on the run, fugitives ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, canada, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.0
 563
Century Hotel (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: David Weaver makes his feature debut with this omnibus film in which each tale is told during different points during the 20th century, but in the same hotel room -- room 720. The film opens during the swinging '20s when a beautiful young ...
Style: sincere, serious, thought provoking, emotional, erotic ...
Plot: murder, hotel, investigation, betrayal, crumbling marriage, love and romance, family problems, couples, male female relationship, sex scene, rough sex, female nudity ...
Time: 1920s, 50s, 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Presumed Innocent (1990)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Life takes a nasty twist for D.A. Rusty Sabich when the woman he has been romantically involved with is murdered. He is assigned to investigate the case, but is soon charged with the murder.
Style: surprise ending, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, tricky ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, lawyer, murder, crimes, mistress, infidelity, investigation, mystery, murder mystery, legal, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: michigan, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Human Stain (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Coleman Silk is a worldly and admired professor who loses his job after unwittingly making a racial slur. To clear his name, Silk writes a book about the events with his friend and colleague Nathan Zuckerman, who in the process discovers a dark ...
Style: psychological, emotional, erotic, melancholic, talky ...
Plot: haunted by the past, loneliness, redemption, seduction, character study, older man younger woman relationship, justice, brutality, self destructing, tennis, dishonesty, hidden identity ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, year 1998, 90s, 20th century
Place: new england, new jersey, massachusetts, usa, oxford university
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A visiting city reporter's assignment suddenly revolves around the murder trial of a local millionaire, whom he befriends.
Style: atmospheric, enigmatic, intense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: voodoo, lawyer, courtroom, investigation, murder, crimes, gay, police investigation, journalism, small town, culture clash, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: georgia, new orleans, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.0
 78K
The Words (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The Words follows young writer Rory Jansen who finally achieves long sought after literary success after publishing the next great American novel. There's only one catch - he didn't write it. As the past comes back to haunt him and his ...
Style: suspense, thought provoking, touching, inspirational, intellectual ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: writers, writer's life, aspiring writer, literature, guilt, romance, white male black female relationship, love, love story, survival, relationships, life philosophy ...
Time: 21st century, post world war two, contemporary
Place: usa, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
A Dry White Season (1989)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Taking place during the 1976 Soweto uprising, the story follows a white school teacher whose life and values are threatened when he asks questions about the death of a young black boy who died in police custody.
Style: thought provoking, talky, emotional, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, lawyer, fighting the system, legal, society, rebellion, crimes, injustice, discrimination, courtroom, interracial relations, torture ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: south africa, africa, canada, england, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Good German (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An American journalist arrives in Berlin just after the end of World War Two. He becomes involved in a murder mystery surrounding a dead GI who washes up at a lakeside mansion during the Potsdam negotiations between the Allied powers. Soon his ...
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, world war two, investigation, mystery, war criminal, post war, justice, haunted by the past, uncover truth, love of one's life, love affair, prostitution ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1945, 1930s, post world war two
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.6
 18K
Jungle Fever (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A successful and married black man contemplates having an affair with a white girl from work. He's quite rightly worried that the racial difference would make an already taboo relationship even worse.
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: interracial romance, architect, romance, interracial relations, racism, drug addiction, love affair, black man white woman relationship, prejudice, infidelity, social differences, society ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 5.1
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Strange Fruit (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: New York attorney William Boyals has escaped the Louisiana bayou of his childhood, but he must return to investigate the death of a childhood friend who, like Boyals himself, was both black and gay.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Plot: murder, police corruption, racism, small town, fighting the system, investigation, injustice, dishonesty, rebellion, life is a bitch, society, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, new york, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.4
 159K
A Time to Kill (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: A young lawyer defends a black man accused of murdering two men who raped his 10-year-old daughter, sparking a rebirth of the KKK.
Style: thought provoking, sincere, suspense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, courtroom drama, lawyer, court, murder, justice, small town, rape, courtroom, revenge, legal, legal action ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Way We Were (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Two desperate people have a wonderful romance, but their political views and convictions drive them apart.
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: politics, love, naval officer, mccarthyism, romance, love and romance, couples, adultery, friendship, love story, opposites attract, interracial romance ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 1930s, year 1944, year 1933 ...
Place: new york, usa, california, malibu california, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
In the Heat of the Night (1967)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An African American detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racist southern town.
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, intense ...
Plot: racism, small town, prejudice, police, police investigation, african american, mystery, crimes, racial slur, police procedural, chief of police, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1930s
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa, california, north carolina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.5
 40K
The Choice (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Travis and Gabby first meet as neighbors in a small coastal town and wind up in a relationship that is tested by life's most defining events.
Style: romantic, touching, emotional, sentimental, scenic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens, date night
Plot: love, couples, fall in love, true love, love and romance, couple relations, romance, destiny, happy ending, life & death, love triangle, moral dilemma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1988, year 1946, year 1989
Place: north carolina, usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 8.1
 261K
Before Sunset (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Nine years ago two strangers met by chance and spent a night in Vienna that ended before sunrise. They are about to meet for the first time since. Now they have one afternoon to find out if they belong together.
Style: philosophical, emotional, romantic, sexy, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, romance, love, lovers reunited, love story, writers, relationships, destiny, introspection, lifestyle, road not taken, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe, vienna, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.5
 12K
The Deep End (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: With her husband Jack perpetually away at work, Margaret Hall raises her children virtually alone. Her teenage son is testing the waters of the adult world, and early one morning she wakes to find the dead body of his gay lover on the beach of their ...
Style: neo noir, tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, emotional ...
Plot: gay, murder, crimes, life is a bitch, gay teenager, wound, mother son relationship, tragedy, murder mystery, police investigation, conspiracy, fight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Brokedown Palace (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Best friends Alice and Darlene take a trip to Thailand after graduating high school. In Thailand, they meet a captivating Australian man, who calls himself Nick Parks. Darlene is particularly smitten with Nick and convinces Alice to take Nick up on ...
Style: suspense, intense, serious, thought provoking, captivating ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: prison, guilty pleasure, weekend, friendship, coming of age, justice, false accusation, injustice, women's prison, escape attempt, adolescence, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: thailand, london, the philippines, hawaii, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.7
 3K
Focus (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the waning months of World War II, a man and his wife are mistakenly identified as Jews by their anti-Semitic Brooklyn neighbors. Suddenly the victims of religious and racial persecution, they find themselves aligned with a local Jewish immigrant ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, psychological, sincere, suspense ...
Plot: racism, anti semitism, world war two, jewish, prejudice, mistaken identity, false accusation, injustice, discrimination, job seeking, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: new york, israel, usa, brooklyn new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.4
 95K
Witness (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A sheltered Amish child is the sole witness of a brutal murder in a restroom at a Philadelphia train station, and he must be protected. The assignment falls to a taciturn detective who goes undercover in a Pennsylvania Dutch community. On the farm, ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, captivating, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: amish, police corruption, witnessing a crime, murder, forbidden love, corruption, police detective, police investigation, police, crimes, chase, cop as target ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Constant Gardener (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Kenya, France, USA, Switzerland
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Justin Quayle is a low-level British diplomat who has always gone about his work very quietly, not causing any problems. But after his radical wife Tessa is killed he becomes determined to find out why, thrusting himself into the middle of a very ...
Style: suspenseful, thought provoking, tense, political, suspense ...
Plot: spy, conspiracy, murder, investigation, corruption, death, idealism, political corruption, cover up, obsession, politics, marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, kenya, germany, sudan, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
A Walk in the Clouds (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: World War II vet Paul Sutton falls for a pregnant and unwed woman who persuades him -- during their first encounter -- to pose as her husband so she can face her family.
Style: romantic, sentimental, touching, realistic, uplifting ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love, happy ending, vineyard, romance, parents and children, interracial romance, love and romance, post war, family relations, family values, estate, wine ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, post world war two, 50s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, sacramento california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%