Movies like Snow Falling on Cedars

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Snow Falling on Cedars (1999)
 6.7
 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, sentimental, serious, captivating, realistic, meditative, breathtaking, thought provoking, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, forbidden love, jury, fisherman, japanese american, racism, culture clash, crimes, life is a bitch, who done it, romance, love and romance, couples, protagonist as suspect, world war two, prejudice, small town, male female relationship, trial, justice, murder mystery, betrayal, bittersweet, heroes ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
Place: pearl harbor, washington state, seattle, seattle washington

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, dramatic and intense films with plots about dialogue, culture clash, catastrophe, mentor, storytelling, love and romance and couples mostly in Drama, Romance and Mystery genres. Some movies like Snow Falling on Cedars: Amy Foster (1997), Possession (2002), Waking the Dead (2000), Moonlight Mile (2002), Picture Bride (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: captivating, touching, scenic, romantic, emotional ...
Plot: beautiful scenery, countryside, social differences, fall in love, human nature, society, sea disaster, sea, chess, ship, prejudice, doctor ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 1880s
Place: england, europe, wales, cornwall, hamburg germany ...
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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: realistic, serious, sentimental, clever, stylized ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, investigation, betrayal, uncover truth, fall in love, forbidden love, opposites attract, couples, life is a bitch, dishonesty, love affair, infidelity ...
Time: 18th century, victorian era, 19th century
Place: england, london, europe, english channel, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, psychological, atmospheric, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: politics, election, obsession, ghost, death, politician, romance, state affairs, haunted by the past, supernatural, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: usa, chile, manhattan new york city, minneapolis minnesota, harvard university ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 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, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, family relations, starting over, haunted by the past, fall in love, death in the family, family problems, romance, murder, guilt, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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, serious, melancholic, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: orphan, arranged marriage, self discovery, immigrants, fish out of water, social differences, older man younger woman relationship, love and romance, loveless marriage, existentialism, island, friendship ...
Time: year 1918, 19th century, 1920s
Place: hawaii, japan, usa, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.8
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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: emotional, touching, dramatic, heartbreaking, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, tragic love, world war two, false accusation, innocence, unfulfilled love, forbidden love, life is a bitch, love and romance, siblings relations, lovers apart, injustice ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.3
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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, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: romance, love, love and romance, couple relations, couples, soldier, true love, fall in love, love affair, young lovers, military life, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, september 11 2001
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, contemplative, realistic, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: forbidden love, world war two, family relations, injustice, interracial relations, racism, culture clash, war, romance, love, interracial romance, opposites attract ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: north dakota, los angeles, seattle, usa, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, murder, mistress, lawyer, infidelity, investigation, mystery, crimes, crime, dedicated lawyer, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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, serious, realistic, enigmatic, intense ...
Plot: voodoo, murder, investigation, journalism, crimes, crime, small town, unlikely criminals, police investigation, culture clash, lawyer, courtroom ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.1
 527
Century Hotel (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 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, emotional, serious, thought provoking, witty ...
Plot: murder, hotel, investigation, betrayal, love and romance, crumbling marriage, couples, family problems, male female relationship, soldier, world war two, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1920s, 50s, 20s, 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: emotional, serious, realistic, romantic, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: childhood, artist, destiny, romance, fall in love, inheritance, painting, stranger, understanding, social differences, art, happy ending ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 90s, 80s, 19th century ...
Place: florida, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: disturbing, emotional, thought provoking, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, legal, interracial relations, fighting the system, society, crimes, rebellion, discrimination, injustice, lawyer, profanity, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: south africa, africa, canada, england, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.0
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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: thought provoking, serious, emotional, psychological, contemplative ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: writer's life, writers, romance, guilt, love and romance, artists and showbiz, ambition, moral dilemma, haunted by the past, life changing experience, lifestyle change, ambitious ...
Time: 21st century, post world war two, contemporary
Place: usa, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, realistic, neo noir ...
Plot: murder, war criminal, black market, investigation, post war, mystery, haunted by the past, uncover truth, military, love affair, love of one's life, presumed dead ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1945, post world war two ...
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.3
 230
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: disturbing, suspenseful, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: racism, police corruption, murder, small town, fighting the system, investigation, rebellion, society, mystery, legal, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, new york, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Human Stain (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany, Ireland, 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: serious, sincere, emotional, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: tennis, self destructing, haunted by the past, loss of child, hidden identity, dishonesty, society, love affair, disorder, couples, loneliness, delusion ...
Time: 90s, year 1998, year 1944, 1990s, 20th century ...
Place: new england, usa, new jersey, oxford university, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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: realistic, sentimental, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: single parent, family relations, fall in love, unlikely relationship, escaped convict, parents and children, escapades, love and romance, dangerous attraction, crimes, on the run, fugitives ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, canada, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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, emotional, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: interracial romance, architect, interracial relations, love affair, black man white woman relationship, social differences, couples, society, romance, infidelity, prejudice, drug abuse ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
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63%
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: serious, sentimental, captivating, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: politics, opposites attract, love and romance, couples, mccarthyism, romance, naval officer, radical, young lovers, couple relations, communist, adultery ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 1950s, 1930s, 40s ...
Place: new york, usa, california, manhattan new york city, malibu california ...
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63%
 7.5
 137K
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, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, racism, legal action, murder, justice, injustice, small town, rape, court, legal, trial, punishment ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, united states, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.6
 11K
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, emotional, twists and turns, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, danger, life is a bitch, wound, debt, friendship, fight, crimes, crime, woman in danger, graphic violence, gay teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: serious, thought provoking, captivating, emotional, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: prison, weekend, friendship, false accusation, smuggling, escape attempt, injustice, heroin, drug dealing, women's prison, prison life, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: thailand, hong kong, china, asia, southeast asia ...
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61%
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Fault (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 151 min.
Story: The film starts with the murder of Priti (Divya Dutta), wife of Shekhar (Aftab Shivdasani), a well-known journalist. Inspector Lokhande (Ashutosh Rana) investigates the case and accuses Shekhar of the murder, saying he has enough evidences to arrest ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, melancholic ...
Plot: murder, fall in love, couple relations, deadly, law enforcement, false accusation, bollywood, courtroom drama, legal, dishonesty, crimes, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.7
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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, sincere, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: anti semitism, racism, mistaken identity, false accusation, injustice, discrimination, job seeking, life is a bitch, couple relations, love and romance, society, dishonesty ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, israel, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.6
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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, emotional, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: fall in love, love, couple relations, couples, love and romance, true love, destiny, romance, moral dilemma, medical student, love triangle, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1988, year 1989, year 1946
Place: usa, north carolina, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.4
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High Crimes (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A female attorney learns that her husband is really a marine officer awol for fifteen years and accused of murdering fifteen civilians in El Salvador. Believing her husband when he tells her that he's being framed as part of a U.S. Military ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, clever, twist ending ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: army investigation, murder, lawyer, life turned upside down, false accusation, fighting the system, family relations, military, crime, legal, frame up, marines ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, los angeles, mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.5
 13K
Evening (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 117 min.
Story: As Constance (Natasha Richardson) and Nina (Toni Collette) gather at the deathbed of their mother, Ann (Vanessa Redgrave), they learn for the first time that their mother lived an entire other lifetime during one evening 50 years ago. In vivid ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, haunted by the past, mother, power of love, mother daughter relationship, beautiful scenery, dying, death of mother, wedding, death, friendship, women ...
Time: 50s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 1950s
Place: rhode island, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.2
 19K
Sommersby (1993)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Set in the south of the United States just after the Civil War, Laurel Sommersby is just managing to work the farm without her husband Jack, believed killed in the Civil War. By all accounts, Jack Sommersby was not a pleasant man, thus when he ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, psychological, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: village life, mistaken identity, romance, courtroom drama, haunted by the past, village, suspicion of murder, war veteran, switching roles, homecoming, presumed dead, death sentence ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s
Place: tennessee, usa, southern usa, new jersey, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: thought provoking, tense, suspenseful, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: aids, corruption, murder, death, investigation, political corruption, cover up, uncover truth, diplomat, fighting the system, obsession, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kenya, africa, london, sudan, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%