Movies like Three Seasons

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Three Seasons (1999)
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Three Seasons (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Three Seasons wants to show individuals triumphing over adversities, recovering from traumas, looking forward to better times, as well as nostalgia for those better days before American and French and other invasions, material and ideological. It is a poetic film that tries to paint a picture of the urban culture undergoing westernisation.
Style: touching, captivating, serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere, atmospheric, thought provoking, reflective, melancholic ...
Plot: prostitute, poetry, leprosy, song, culture clash, writer's life, daughter, urban, human nature, fall in love, love and romance, society, anti capitalism, poet, long lost daughter, rickshaw, dying man, post war, prostitution, father daughter relationship, vietnam war, storytelling, redemption, loneliness, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon, new jersey

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about society, prostitute, life is a bitch, family relations, culture clash, runaway and mentor mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Three Seasons: The War (1994), Green Dragon (2001), Xiu Xiu: The Sent-Down Girl (1998), Journey from the Fall (2006), My Life to Live (1962). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The War (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The son of a Vietnam War Veteran must deal with neighborhood bullies as well as his dad's post-traumatic stress disorder while growing up in the deep south in the 1970's.
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, serious, emotional ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, bullying, friendship, vietnam veteran, war, vietnam war, family life, child, self discovery, parents and children, haunted by the past, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: vietnam, mississippi, asia, usa, mine
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100%
 6.4
 936
Green Dragon (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A tale about Vietnamese refugees sent to an orientation camp on the Camp Pendleton Marine Base in California, 'Green Dragon' focuses on a young boy and his sister. Set in 1975, the film chronicles the stories told to the two children by ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: vietnam war, military, immigrants, social misfits, soldier, human nature, military base, innocence lost, self discovery, friendship, interracial relations, anti war ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, california, usa, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Xiu Xiu: The Sent-Down Girl (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong, USA, Taiwan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Young teen girl Xiu Xiu is sent away to a remote corner of the Sichuan steppes for manual labor in 1975 (sending young people to there was a part of Cultural Revolution in China). A year later, she agrees to go to even more remote spot with a ...
Style: emotional, disturbing, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, revolution, innocence lost, coming of age, rape, society, politics, rebelliousness, redemption, teenage life, life is a bitch, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: china, asia, tibet, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Journey from the Fall (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Thirteen years after the end of the Vietnam War, a family who was tragically affected by the war are forced to emigrate to America.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: vietnam war, immigrants, soldier, war, tragic hero, survival, human nature, human spirit, parents and children, anti war, political unrest, battles ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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My Life to Live (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Twelve episodic tales in the life of a Parisian woman and her slow descent into prostitution.
Style: atmospheric, serious, gloomy, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: prostitute, pimp, new wave, prostitution, philosophy, life is a bitch, introspection, free will, female protagonist, pinball machine, human nature, destructive relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Twin Falls Idaho (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Francis and Blake Falls are Siamese twins who live in a neat little room in a rundown hotel. While sharing some organs, Blake is always fit and Francis is very sickly. Into their world comes a young lady, who turns their world upside down. She gets ...
Style: touching, serious, gloomy, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: hotel, prostitute, halloween, freak, twins, dealing with death, siblings relations, eccentric family, fall in love, love and romance, unfulfillment, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: utah, idaho
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.9
 7K
Mamma Roma (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After many years working in the streets of Roma, the middle-age whore Mamma Roma (Anna Magnani) saves money to buy an upper class apartment, a fruit stand and retires from the prostitution. She brings her teenage son Ettore (Ettore Garofolo), who ...
Style: neorealism, serious, gloomy, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: prostitute, pimp, church, thief, friendship, wedding, bar, redemption, going straight, single mother, parent child relationship, lgbt ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, italy, rome italy, tokyo, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Buffalo Boy (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, Belgium, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set along the southern coast of Vietnam during the French occupation in the 1940s, water is everywhere, giving life and bringing decay and rot. Kim is 15; his father and step-mother have two buffalo, their lifeline as subsistence rice farmers. ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching
Plot: innocence lost, coming of age, occupation, countryside, youth, introspection, self discovery, parents and children, down on your luck, forces of nature, teenage life, animal life ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Owl and the Sparrow (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In modern-day Saigon, three lonely strangers form a unique family as a ten-year old orphan plays matchmaker to a zookeeper and a beautiful flight attendant.
Style: serious, uplifting, realistic, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: orphan, young heroes, optimism, urban, romance, youth, on the run, opposites attract, survival, human nature, friendship, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, vietnam, saigon
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.6
 3K
Whore (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: This melodrama investigates the life of a prostitute in a pseudo-documentary style.
Style: sexual, gloomy, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, rape, stockings, sexual arousal, mistreatment, sex, strong sexual content, redemption, urban, downfall, introspection, nightlife ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.1
 1K
Saint Jack (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Compelling character study, revolving around Jack Flowers (Ben Gazzara), an American hustler trying to make his fortune in 1970s Singapore in small time pimping. He dreams of building a fortune by running a brothel himself and returning to the ...
Style: clever, serious, realistic, tense, biting ...
Plot: vietnam war, pimp, prostitution, brothel, gangsters, prostitute, contests and competitions, rise and fall, human nature, introspection, political corruption, politics ...
Time: 70s
Place: singapore, asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Distant Thunder (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A troubled Vietnam war vet deserts his wife and child shortly after he returns from the war. He returns after 10 years, where he's been living like an animal in the forest. He finds himself unprepared for the changes that he will have to cope ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: martial arts, suicide, homelessness, dealing with death, death in the family, terminal illness, in the woods, family life, unfulfillment, buddies, soldier, starting over ...
Time: 60s, 80s, year 1969
Place: vietnam, asia, washington state, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Gate of Flesh (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After World War II, some Tokyo prostitutes band together with a strict code: no pimps, attack any street walker who comes into our territory, defend the abandoned building we call home, and punish whomever gives away sex (who falls in love). Maya, a ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, tense, bleak ...
Plot: prostitute, japanese new wave, sex, bondage, fall in love, eroticism, prostitution, urban ghetto, life is a bitch, hopes, fugitives, starting over ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Beautiful Country (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: After reuniting with his mother in Ho Chi Minh City, a family tragedy causes Binh to flee from Viet Nam to America. Landing in New York, Binh begins a road trip to Texas, where his American father is said to live.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: immigrants, communism, social misfits, social differences, human nature, self discovery, society, vietnam war, blindness, poverty, human trafficking, defeat ...
Time: 90s, year 1990
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, new york, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.7
 8K
Faces (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An old married man leaves his wife for a younger woman. Shortly after, his ex-wife also begins a relationship with a younger partner.
Style: talky, clever, serious, biting, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, divorce, adultery, love, infidelity, suburbs, betrayal, crumbling marriage, marriage crisis, dysfunctional family, human nature, introspection ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Girlfriend Experience (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Chelsea is an in-demand call girl whose $2,000 an hour price tag allows her to live in New York's lap of luxury. Besides her beauty and sexual skill, Chelsea offers her clients companionship and conversation, or, as she dubs it, "the ...
Style: sexual, sexy, serious, realistic, art house ...
Plot: prostitute, call girl, infidelity, prostitution, sexual relations, urban, workplace situations, workplace, feminism, couple relations, couples, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, las vegas, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Book of Stars (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A tale of two sisters. Penny (Masterson) cares for her younger sister Mary (Malone), who suffers from cystic fibrosis. "Cares for" is a questionable term, as the hardened, edgy Penny secretly makes her living in the world's oldest ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: terminal illness, prostitute, dysfunctional family, urban, family in crisis, life is a bitch, youth, family problems, family relations, coming of age, politics, city life ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Pornographer (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A socially inept man's amateur porn film wins him a contract with a small-time pornography distribution company, where he faces a series of moral crises and is forced to face his own porn addiction.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, sexual, captivating ...
Plot: prostitute, sexual abuse, pornographer, pole dancer, actor's life, small town, drug abuse, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, human nature, introspection ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Catfish in Black Bean Sauce (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: An African American couple (Winfield and Alice) adopt two orphans from a Vietnamese refugee camp. After twenty-two years, the children are reunited with their birth mother, bringing deeply submerged resentments and misconceptions to the surface and ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: culture clash, adoption, transvestism, gays and lesbians, immigrants, dysfunctional family, human nature, self discovery, couple relations, interracial relations, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.5
 6K
Ten (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A visual social examination in the form of ten conversations between a driving woman and her various pick-ups and hitchhikers.
Style: serious, talky, realistic, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: prayer, prostitute, parents and children, sibling relationship, illegal prostitution, new wave, single parent, human nature, down on your luck, hopes, love and romance, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Cinderella Liberty (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A lonely Navy sailor falls in love with a hooker and becomes a surrogate father figure for her son during an extended liberty due to his service records being lost.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, gloomy, sentimental
Plot: prostitute, sailor, dentist, babies and infants, romance, down on your luck, life is a bitch, society, parents and children, military life, pregnancy, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Magic of Ordinary Days (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Pregnant out of wedlock, an educated young woman is pressured by her father into an arranged marriage with a lonely farmer in this drama set during WWII.
Style: sincere, serious, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: love and romance, hopes, society, couples, farm, family relations, romance, single parent, soldier, friendship, love affair, pregnancy ...
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.5
 18K
The Namesake (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, India
Duration: 122 min.
Story: American-born Gogol, the son of Indian immigrants, wants to fit in among his fellow New Yorkers, despite his family's unwillingness to let go of their traditional ways.
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, serious, captivating ...
Plot: culture clash, arranged marriage, immigrants, parents and children, coming of age, suburbs, indian lead, childhood, family life, marriage, misfit, society ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 70s, 80s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, india, taj mahal, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Two or Three Things I Know About Her... (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The story of a housewife who must work the streets to earn an extra living - and who becomes the starting point for a larger socio-political essay.
Style: talky, cynical, psychological, serious, clever ...
Plot: vietnam war, prostitute, new wave, prostitution, quotation, obsession, losing-it hero, housewife, social misfits, human nature, couple relations, destructive relationship ...
Time: 60s
Place: vietnam, asia, europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Beyond the Call (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Russell Gates (David Strahairn) is a Vietnam vet on death row for killing a policeman. His childhood sweetheart, Pam O'Brien (Sissy Spacek), is stunned to learn this and does not believe he could commit such a crime. She writes to him much to ...
Style: clever, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: death row, friendship, prison, family life, crumbling marriage, haunted by the past, lovers reunited, prison life, love and romance, prisoner, husband wife relationship, flashback ...
Time: 90s, year 1989
Place: vietnam, asia, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.2
 7K
Irina Palm (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, UK, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Maggie, a quiet retiring grandmother, finds herself helpless as her grandson’s health deteriorates. When one last chance appears, but money is desperately short, Maggie acts to raise the cash in a fashion that surprises everyone but her...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Plot: prostitute, sexual relations, hospital, ambulance, boss and employee, masturbation, financial problem, female friendship, illness, son, illegal prostitution, new love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.5
 703
Go Ask Alice (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A 14-year-old girl in late 1960's America is inadvertently sucked into an odyssey of sex and drugs. She eventually seeks help.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: high school, prostitute, marijuana, cocaine, drug addiction, lsd, runaway, heroin, mother daughter relationship, rape, addiction, drug abuse ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Rambling Rose (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rose, is taken in by the Hillyer family to serve as a 1930s housemaid so that she can avoid falling into a life of prostitution. Rose's appearence and personality is such that all men fall for her, and Rose knows it. She can't help herself ...
Style: sexual, sexy, erotic, serious, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: coming of age, prostitute, love and romance, love, self discovery, great depression, hospital, small town, nanny, master and servant, romance, youth ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: georgia, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.2
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Grigris (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chad, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A 25 year old young man with dreams of becoming a dancer despite the fact that he's paralyzed from the waist down. His dreams are shattered when his uncle falls seriously ill. To save him, he decides to go work for petrol traffickers.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, gloomy, touching
Plot: prostitute, disability, life is a bitch, society, unlikely criminals, haunted by the past, unfulfillment, family relations, paralysis, trafficking, village, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Same Same But Different (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Benjamin Prufer and Sreykeo Solvan. The unexpected and uncertain love story of Sreykeo, a 21 year old bar girl in Phnom Penh and Ben, a young German student traveling to Cambodia on a post graduation summer trip. When Ben ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, offbeat, sentimental ...
Plot: unlikely couple, romance, interracial relations, culture clash, terminal illness, urban, fall in love, love and romance, society, youth, couples, young lovers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, europe, cambodia, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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