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Castaway on the Moon (2009)
 8.1
 17K
Castaway on the Moon (2009)
Original name: 김씨 표류기
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Mr. Kim is jobless, lost in debt and has been dumped by his girlfriend. He decides to end it all by jumping into the Han River - only to find himself washed up on a small, mid-river island. He soon abandons thoughts of suicide or rescue and begins a new life as a castaway. His antics catch the attention of a young woman whose apartment overlooks the river. Her discovery changes both their lives.
Style: touching, emotional, humorous, sincere, uplifting, scenic, sweet, philosophical, atmospheric, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: suicide attempt, loneliness, isolation, castaway, island, redemption, wilderness, society, human nature, rescue, self discovery, irony, heroes, confined, misfit, photographer, loner, love and romance, boat, fall in love, human spirit, mentally unstable, hopes, voyeurism, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea, seoul, south korea, japan, tokyo

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, emotional and melancholic films with plots about loneliness, love and romance, life philosophy, dialogue, bittersweet, destiny and storytelling mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Castaway on the Moon: Cast Away (2000), Summer (1986), The Waterdance (1992), Japanese Story (2003), My Blueberry Nights (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Cast Away (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
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Style: captivating, serious, suspense, cerebral, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: survival, loneliness, isolation, desert island, island, human spirit, solitude, courage, adventure, stranded on an island, determination, sole survivor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 2000s
Place: moscow russia, russia
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Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This South Korean film takes place on an isolated lake, where an old monk lives in a small floating temple. The monk has a young boy living with him, learning to become a monk. We watch as seasons and years pass by.
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Place: south korea, korea, asia
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 7.7
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Summer (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A lonely Parisian woman comes to terms with her isolation and anxieties during a long summer vacation.
Style: realistic, talky, semi serious, contemplative, psychological ...
Plot: fall in love, friendship, self discovery, youth, friends, couples, couple relations, human nature, twentysomething life, love and romance, romance, solitude ...
Time: 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Waterdance (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: touching, realistic, psychological, sincere, uplifting ...
Plot: rehabilitation, friendship, disability, love and romance, paralysis, human nature, human spirit, society, hopes, life philosophy, paraplegic, couple relations ...
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Duration: 105 min.
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Plot: culture clash, interracial relations, desert, romance, love affair, unlikely couple, opposites attract, couples, wilderness, isolation, society, journey ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, sydney australia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
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My Blueberry Nights (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, France, USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Elizabeth has just been through a particularly nasty breakup, and now she's ready to leave her friends and memories behind as she chases her dreams across the country. In order to support herself on her journey, Elizabeth picks up a series of ...
Style: psychological, touching, atmospheric, sentimental, serious ...
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Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
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Duration: 114 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere, semi serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.8
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Duration: 104 min.
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Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.6
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Style: touching, captivating, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Nobody's Daughter Haewon (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Haewon, a college student, wants to end her secret affair with her professor, Seongjun. Feeling depressed after bidding farewell to her mother who is set to immigrate to Canada the next day, Haewon seeks out Seongjun again after a long time. That ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, atmospheric, psychological ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.8
 90K
Eat Pray Love (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
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