Movies like The Sun Also Rises

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The Sun Also Rises (2007)
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The Sun Also Rises (2007)
Original name: 太阳照常升起
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: China
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A polyptych of interconnected stories in different time-zones, shifting between a Yunnan village, a campus, and the Gobi Desert.
Style: realistic, serious, unusual plot structure, suspense, contemplative, exciting
Plot: couple relations, mental illness, violence spree, village life, unlikely couple, village, contests and competitions, single parent, pregnancy, university, false accusation, single mother, multiple storylines, mother son relationship, college, revolution, desert, infidelity, couples, dishonesty, college life, crimes of passion, mountain, hunting, suicide ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 80s, 70s, contemporary, year 1976
Place: china, asia, shanghai

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, contemplative and touching films with plots about couples, family relations, couple relations, village, love and romance, unfulfillment and parents and children mostly in Drama, Fantasy and Romance genres. Some movies like The Sun Also Rises: All God's Children Can Dance (2008), Hanezu (2011), 24 City (2008), Desert Dream (2007), August Winds (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
All God's Children Can Dance (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In Korea Town Los Angeles, a young man, Kengo, believes he's the son of God - that's what his mother told him since he was a young boy. He spends his days working his dead-end job and figuring out his complex feelings for his girlfriend ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, stylized, psychological ...
Plot: sexual relations, couple relations, couples, introspection, parents and children, family relations, single parent, sexual content, mother son relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief), cause and meaning, single mother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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Hanezu (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on a Japanese novel written by Masako Bando, the story revolves around Kayoko who lives with one man (Tetsuya) but is in love with another (Takumi).
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: social differences, village life, social relations, society, human nature, village, love, male female relationship, mountain, pregnancy, pregnant woman, sculptor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, ancient history
Place: japan, asia
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78%
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24 City (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong, Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Chengdu nowadays. The state owned factory 420 shuts down to give way to a complex of luxury apartments called "24 CITY". Three generations, eight characters : old workers, factory executives and yuppies, their stories melt into the History ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, captivating, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: factory, working class, introspection, workplace, society, revolution, social differences, politics, working conditions, fired from the job, childhood memory, yuppie ...
Time: 70s, 21st century, 50s, 20th century, contemporary ...
Place: china, asia
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70%
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Desert Dream (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea, France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: This film takes place in a remote area, a desert region situated somewhere between the Mongolia and Chinese border. The town has become nearly void of all inhabitants except for Hangai, who works obsessively to plant trees in the desert area. ...
Style: realistic, captivating, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Plot: culture clash, immigrants, single parent, friendship, parents and children, village, isolation, village life, border, desert, social relations, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mongolia, china, korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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August Winds (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Shirley has left the big city to live in a small seaside town and look after her elderly grandmother. She drives a tractor on a local coconut plantation, loves rock music and wants to be a tattoo artist. She feels trapped in the tiny coastal ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, touching, sincere ...
Plot: large penis, couple relations, couples, realism, social relations, village life, village, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, care, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual content, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil
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57%
Electric Shadows (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 93 min.
Story: For no apparent reason, a mute young woman assaults a youth who delivers water on his bicycle, injuring him and ruining his bike. Surprisingly, she asks him to feed her fish while she is in custody. Her tiny apartment, he discovers, is a shrine to ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental, emotional
Plot: youth, hospital, family relations, friendship, self discovery, friends, society, life is a bitch, teenage life, misfit, haunted by the past, rebelliousness ...
Time: 70s
Place: china, asia
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54%
Egg and Stone (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Meticulous in every way: the non-professional actors with incredible skills, the beautiful camerawork, the timing and dosing of the tragic storyline about a fourteen-year-old Chinese girl from the countryside. A grown-up feature film debut by a ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, gloomy, no music
Plot: kids in trouble, adoption, pregnancy, life is a bitch, youth, estrangement, village, abortion, down on your luck, countryside, stone, menstruation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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The Creatures (1966)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: France, Sweden
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After a road accident, a writer, Edgar, and his wife, Mylène, take up residence on an island off the coast of France to recuperate. Edgar soon recovers from his injuries and begins writing his next novel, seeking inspiration from the local people. ...
Style: stylized, psychological, contemplative, serious
Plot: village, pregnancy, writer's life, couples, chess, social relations, couple relations, island, new wave, fish out of water, village life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, europe
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51%
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Dam Street (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: China, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Loneliness, saving face, and public mores. In 1983 in China, Yun is a bright schoolgirl who gets pregnant. She's expelled, her boyfriend leaves town, and her mother arranges the baby's adoption, telling Yun the child died at birth. Ten ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: estrangement, small town, haunted by the past, unlikely couple, social misfits, society, life is a bitch, parents and children, family relations, couples, pregnancy, foster child ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: china, asia
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49%
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Deceit (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Ellen's life is turned upside down after her wealthy hubby vanishes at sea. Everyone close to her is a liar - especially Ellen's missing spouse. Was this a case of an affair gone bad? A corporate cover-up? Or something far more sinister? ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, suspense, mind bending
Plot: murder, infidelity, couple relations, love affair, dangerous attraction, couples, life is a bitch, crimes, dishonesty, who done it, deadly, alcohol abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Caught in the Web (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The story of three women whose worlds collide - a social commentary about the 'sound bite' society we are becoming, where perception becomes reality and judgments based on limited facts quickly spread, without regard for the truth or the ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: society, life turned upside down, intern, media, computers and web, media satire, human nature, urban, workplace situations, lifestyle
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, asia
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40%
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Face to Face (1976)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Sweden
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A sensitive exploration of the tragic irony of the psychiatrist suffering with mental illness.
Style: contemplative, atmospheric, psychological, realistic, serious
Plot: hospital, hallucination, attempted rape, suicide attempt, mental breakdown, love affair, dysfunctional family, hysteria, couples, family problems, deadly, dealing with death ...
Time: 70s
Place: eastern europe
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39%
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The City Below (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A man and a woman at an art exhibition share a fleeting moment of attraction, which neither can act upon. Days later, a chance second meeting leads to an innocent coffee and the two strangers – both married - toy with their unexplainable ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, emotional, contemplative
Plot: unfaithful wife, infidelity, forbidden love, workplace, crumbling marriage, couple relations, love affair, boss and employee, dishonesty, power relations, crimes of passion, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, indonesia, europe, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 317
When the Night (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After meeting during their vacation, two young people with solitary lives suddenly come into a relationship that could benefit both of them.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, contemplative, gloomy
Plot: family relations, love and romance, fall in love, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, parents and children, haunted by the past, mountain, mother son relationship, female director, snow
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Big Bang Love, Juvenile A (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Big Bang Love tells the story of two young prisoners from different backgrounds whose bond transcends their pasts. This stunning, imaginative film has been adapted from Masaki Ato's homoerotic graphic novel. Two beautiful young men become ...
Style: rough, disturbing, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, prison, gays and lesbians, prison life, friendship, deadly, investigation, murder investigation, surrealism, crime, crimes, homoeroticism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Goodbye to Language (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 70 min.
Story: About a man who’s angry at his wife because she’s met another man on a park bench and they no longer even speak the same language.
Style: atmospheric, thought provoking, serious, stylized, surreal ...
Plot: introspection, battle of the sexes, couple relations, infidelity, human nature, crumbling marriage, love, communication problem, dog, fight, nudity (full frontal - brief), death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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36%
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Dearest (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Drawing on remarkable true stories, Peter Chan delivers a moving drama about child abduction in China. Huang Bo stars as a father whose young son disappears in the streets of a big city. He sets out on a search across China, stopping at nothing to ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, tense
Plot: kidnapping, life turned upside down, uncover truth, family problems, couple relations, parents and children, couples, missing child, crimes, danger, adoption, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Home Song Stories (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, Singapore
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Tom, now in his 40s, begins to write the memoirs of his 1960s childhood, as the little boy whose mother Rose was a glamorous Shanghai nightclub singer. When Rose meets Aussie sailor Bill, they are quickly married, and she packs up Tom and his older ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, inter cultural ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: interracial marriage, nightclub, childhood, cultural difference, lifestyle, mother's boyfriend, single parent, dysfunctional family, human nature, parents and children, love and romance, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: australia, china, asia, hong kong, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Above Us Only Sky (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A woman discovers the man she has lived with for years is not who she thought he was...
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: couple relations, starting over, betrayal, hopes, dishonesty, couples, longing, human nature, love, death, death of husband, suicide ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Homeland (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When Jiro Sawada was a sophomore in high school he was framed for something he did not do. Afterwards, he left his hometown in a small village in Fukushima Prefecture. After the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, Jiro Sawada goes back to his ...
Style: touching, serious, atmospheric, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: family problems, dishonesty, family relations, youth, village life, high school life, tsunami, frame up, village, hometown, falsely accused, earthquake ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, japan
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35%
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The Night (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young man stands in front of a mirror. The night belongs to him. Every evening, he appraises his appearance, attired in a new shirt, leaves his apartment and waits in a poorly lit alleyway for his johns. One night he meets a female prostitute of ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, suspense
Plot: society, gays and lesbians, social misfits, gender, prostitute, love and romance, unlikely couple, love triangle, fall in love, sexual relations, one night stand, cold relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Discovery of Heaven (2001)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Netherlands, UK
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Disappointed with humanity, God wants to revoke his contract with humanity and wants to take back the stone tablets containing the ten commandments. To this end an angel is sent out to affect the personal lives of three humans so an appropriate ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, tense, sentimental
Plot: superhuman powers, angel, heaven, religions or cults, supernatural ability, parent child relationship, hopes, miraculous event, love triangle, supernatural, attempted murder, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, amsterdam, cuba, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Café Lumière (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, Taiwan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Making her way through life by forming superficial relationships, Yoko (Japanese pop idol Yo Hitoto) keeps everyone at arm's length, whether it's her father (Nanji Kobayashi) and stepmother (Kimiko Yo) or Hajime (Tadanobu Asano), the owner ...
Style: psychological, sincere, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: train, pregnancy, love and romance, family life, friendship, lifestyle, writer's life, youth, family relations, single mother, cafe, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Wreckers (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A married couple move back to his childhood village to start a family but a surprise visit from the husband's brother ignites sibling rivalry and exposes the lies embedded in the couple's relationship.
Style: psychological, realistic, tense, serious, gloomy
Plot: countryside, newlyweds, family relations, siblings relations, village, couple relations, couples, abusive father, infidelity, female protagonist, brother brother relationship, incest overtones ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Dancing in the Dark (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Via the New York Times: "To all outward appearances, Edna Cormick (Martha Henry) is the perfect housewife.... She's married to a man who'll stand up in public and say, "This is my wife," so that there'll be no confusion ...
Style: gloomy, suspenseful, psychological, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: murder, mental illness, hospital, infidelity, graphic violence, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, deadly, crimes, unfulfillment, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: date night, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, love affair, longing, couples, dishonesty, romance, infidelity, couple relations, fall in love, train ride, train travel, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Nelly (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The four days following the death of a small town doctor, seen through the eyes of Nelly, his wife, a nurse.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: village, sexual relations, village life, couples, social relations, love and romance, death, family relations
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Ocean Heaven (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story of a father's tireless love for his autistic son. A terminally ill father's attempt to teach his autistic son the necessary life skills to survive on his own before he passes away. It is also a poignant tribute to the infinite ...
Style: serious, emotional, sentimental, realistic, gloomy
Plot: terminal illness, aquarium, single parent, life is a bitch, family relations, father son relationship, love, parents and children, family problems, unfulfillment, autism, mentally challenged ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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3 Needles (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A three-paneled look at the worldwide AIDS crisis: in Montreal, a porn actor (Ashmore) schemes to pass his mandatory blood test; a young nun (Sevigny) makes a personal sacrifice for the benefit of a South African village; in rural China, a black ...
Style: serious, touching, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: aids, plague, public health, culture clash, pregnancy, terminal illness, society, life is a bitch, social worker, black market, village, clergy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: africa, china, south africa, asia, canada ...
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32%
Bibliothèque Pascal (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Germany, Hungary, UK, Romania
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A mother's struggle to support her child leads her into a surreal netherworld of sex and danger in this drama from Hungarian filmmaker Szabolcs Hajdu. Mona Paparu is a single mother who has been left to raise her daughter Viorica on her own, ...
Style: serious, disturbing, bleak, tense, realistic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, life is a bitch, prostitute, single parent, lifestyle, woman in danger, family relations, sexual perversion, s&m, brothel, nightlife, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%