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Tony Takitani (2004)
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Tony Takitani (2004)
Original name: トニー滝谷
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Tony Takitani had a solitary childhood. Being alone was normal since his mother died young and his father was always away with his jazz band. At school he studied art, but while his sketches are accurate and detailed they lack feeling. Used to being self-sufficient, Tony seems to find emotions illogical and immature. After finding his true vocation as a technical illustrator, he becomes fascinated by Eiko, a client who in turn is fascinated by high end fashion. Eiko is like an angel in Tony's daily existence, and for the first time in his life, he feels connected to the outside world. However, Eiko does have one fault: she's a clothing shopaholic. Eventually he marries her, and his life changes. He feels vibrantly alive and for the first time he understands and fears loneliness. But her obsession with designer clothes begins to worry him. When he asks her to economize, the consequences are tragic.
Style: psychological, sincere, atmospheric, gloomy, serious, captivating, realistic, stylized
Plot: obsession, shopping, jazz, solitude, clothes, couple relations, life is a bitch, love and romance, addiction, fall in love, hopes, human nature, couples, dealing with death, isolation, unfulfillment, emotionless, musician, loneliness, money, food, cancer, alone, death, male female relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, gloomy and psychological films with plots about couples, love and romance, human nature, hopes, unfulfillment, couple relations and family relations mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Tony Takitani: The Eel (1997), Be Sure to Share (2009), Cet amour-l? (2001), Maborosi (1995), The Brown Bunny (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Eel (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: White-collar worker Yamashita finds out that his wife has a lover visiting her when he's away, suddenly returns home and kills her. After eight years in prison, he returns to live in a small village, opens a barber shop (he was trained as a ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: redemption, murder, ufo, village, infidelity, obsession, deadly, crimes, love and romance, hopes, friends, village life ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Be Sure to Share (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Shiro’s struggle with his father’s cancer and impending death leads to a realization that he must communicate his love and admiration for him before it’s too late. A series of flashbacks reveals their relationship over time, and the trouble ...
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: hopes, life is a bitch, family relations, parents and children, coping, family problems, terminal illness, estrangement, redemption, unfulfillment, family in crisis, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.2
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Cet amour-l? (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Cet Amour-là is an intimate portrait of a legendary love affair. Set against the beauty of the Breton seaside, it is also a film that revels in the insights that Marguerite Duras' writing affords.
Style: captivating, talky, gloomy, psychological, sentimental ...
Plot: soldier, haunted by the past, lifestyle, human nature, alcohol abuse, introspection, culture clash, love affair, fall in love, couples, family relations, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.6
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Maborosi (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young woman's husband apparently commits suicide without warning or reason, leaving behind his wife and infant. Yumiko remarries and moves from Osaka to a small fishing village, yet continues to search for meaning in a lonely world.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, realistic, serious, reflective ...
Plot: suicide, village, self discovery, investigation, haunted by the past, babies and infants, love and romance, dealing with death, hopes, crimes, village life, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, italy, europe, venice ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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The Brown Bunny (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bud Clay races motorcycles in the 250cc Formula II class of road racing. After a race in New Hampshire, he has five days to get to his next race in California. During his road trip, he is haunted by memories of the last time he saw Daisy, his true ...
Style: emotional, sexual, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: motorcycle, haunted by the past, motorcycle race, on the road, memory, prostitute, ambulance, driving, unsimulated sex, rape, redemption, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, new hampshire, cross country, los angeles, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Lost in Translation (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two lost souls visiting Tokyo -- the young, neglected wife of a photographer and a washed-up movie star shooting a TV commercial -- find an odd solace and pensive freedom to be real in each other's company, away from their lives in America.
Style: captivating, atmospheric, touching, melancholic, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: loneliness, age difference, midlife crisis, culture clash, actor, couple relations, dull life, photographer, hotel, marriage, advertising, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
About Her Brother (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Ginko’s younger brother Tetsuro, a failed comedian, is the oddball of the family. Embarrassing, loud and plain inappropriate at times causes Ginko to disown him. The two reunite when she discovers Tetsuro is terminally ill. Tetsuro’s impending ...
Style: touching, psychological, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Plot: reunion, family in crisis, life is a bitch, family relations, unfulfillment, siblings relations, hopes, family problems, redemption, terminal illness, family feud, human nature
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 113
Automatic (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Everyone falls into self destructive habits. Automatic lets us view a small cross-section of the lives of six characters as they struggle to break free from the automatic behavior that drives their lives.
Style: emotional, serious, sincere, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, hopes, couples, fall in love, family problems, human nature, sexual relations, crumbling marriage, couple relations, siblings relations, unfulfillment, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 7.3
 881
Lost in Time (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Sui Wai lost her fiance Ah Man in a car accident. With the obligations of life sitting heavy on her shoulders, she lives on only to find herself confiding in her beloved through a phone call. Dai Fai. a mini-bus driver who witnessed Ah Man's ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: coping, love affair, urban, starting over, bus, workplace, fall in love, couples, love and romance, dealing with death, romance, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: sentimental, gloomy, offbeat, touching, captivating ...
Plot: hopes, life is a bitch, interracial relations, unlikely couple, love affair, couples, fall in love, terminal illness, unfulfillment, love and romance, culture clash, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, asia, europe, cambodia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Oslo, August 31st (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Anders is a recovering drug addict in an Oslo rehab clinic. On the 30th August, he is given a day’s leave to attend a job interview in the city centre.
Style: talky, realistic, intellectual, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: suicide attempt, old friends, suicide thoughts, addiction, human nature, introspection, rave, lifestyle, urban, heroin, rehabilitation, identity crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oslo norway, norway, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: realistic, sincere, serious, psychological
Plot: train, pregnancy, cafe, train station, youth, writer's life, family relations, love and romance, unfulfillment, lifestyle, human nature, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.3
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The Rebirth (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Coincidence and the aftermath of violence. A man's middle-school daughter has been murdered. His wife is already deceased. He tells a counselor he wants to live in anonymity, working with his hands. He moves away and gets a job in a factory. ...
Style: emotional, serious, sincere, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: murder, small town, friendship, deadly, friends, dealing with death, life is a bitch, starting over, haunted by the past, loss of daughter, interview
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Like Father, Like Son (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Ryota Nonomiya is a successful businessman driven by money. He learns that his biological son was switched with another child after birth. He must make a life-changing decision and choose his true son or the boy he raised as his own.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: childhood, architect, boy, family reunited, couple relations, social differences, introspection, moral dilemma, human nature, society, identity crisis, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
No One Writes to the Colonel (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, France, Spain
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Every Friday, the Colonel puts on his only suit and goes to the dock to await a letter announcing the arrival of his pension. But the townsfolk all know that this pension will never come. His wife also knows it, and even he knows it. But he is still ...
Style: serious, sincere, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
An Autumn Afternoon (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Shuhei Hirayama is a widower with a 24-year-old daughter. Gradually, he comes to realize that she should not be obliged to look after him for the rest of his life, so he arranges a marriage for her.
Style: realistic, touching, gloomy, sentimental, serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The End of Summer (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: gloomy, touching, stylized, emotional, serious ...
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Place: japan, asia
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42%
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Normal (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A deadly car accident brings together a group of previously unrelated people, each of whom is forced to deal with the emotional fallout.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, sexual, psychological ...
Plot: adultery, love and romance, couple relations, crumbling marriage, dealing with death, life is a bitch, family in crisis, unfulfillment, parents and children, hopes, siblings relations, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 6.8
 15K
Smashed (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Kate and Charlie like to have a good time. Their marriage thrives on a shared fondness for music, laughter… and getting smashed. When Kate’s partying spirals into hard-core asocial behavior, compromising her job as an elementary schoolteacher, ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: addiction, support group, drinking, teacher, elementary school, alcoholic, rehabilitation, alcohol abuse, couples, introspection, human nature, reconciliation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.9
 572
After Him (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A woman (Catherine Deneuve) becomes obsessed with her son's best friend after her child dies in a car accident. Camille voit sa vie brisée par la disparition de son fils dans un accident de la route. Incapable de faire le deuil, elle ...
Style: serious, emotional, tense, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: obsession, love and romance, family relations, dealing with death, couples, family problems, death in the family, rock concert, grief, mother, gift, car accident ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.1
 607
3 Backyards (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An executive, a housewife and a youngster spend a day in their Long Island suburban town during the course of one curious autumn day afternoon.
Style: realistic, psychological, gloomy, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: society, lifestyle, innocence lost, human nature, estrangement, unfulfillment, couple relations, dull life, suburban life, couples, suburbs
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.4
 812
Phantom Pain (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Marc is a passionate cyclist and urban slacker who avoids work and responsibility. Marc's life changes from one moment to the next when he suffers a life-changing accident. He can either wallow in self-pity or tackle the beast called life with ...
Style: touching, serious, sincere, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: life is a bitch, couple relations, hopes, disability, misfit, redemption, human spirit, family relations, parents and children, human nature, new love, amputation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.6
 611
A Lake (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story takes place in a country about which we know nothing: a country of snow and dense forests somewhere in the North. A family lives in an isolated house near a lake. Alexi, the brother, is a young man with pure heart. A woodcutter. An ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, stylized, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: physical appearance, losing-it hero, romance, couple relations, family relations, isolation, wilderness, love and romance, siblings relations, love triangle, family problems, human nature ...
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Muriel, or The Time of Return (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A chamber drama about a widow and her son who live in an antique shop in Boulogne. The widow invites a man whom she loved twenty-two years earlier to visit. Her son is haunted by Muriel, a young woman whose death he may have caused while serving as ...
Style: surreal, realistic, clever, serious, stylized ...
Plot: love and romance, mystery, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, one more chance, dealing with death, road not taken, hopes, obsession, dishonesty, couples, haunted by the past ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, europe, algeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.7
 16K
Distant (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Uzak/Distant chronicles the numbing loneliness, longing, and isolation in the lives of two men who are consumed by their own problems. Istanbul photographer Mahmut reluctantly receives his relative Yusuf, but the mingling of their lives does little ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, touching, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: unemployment, loneliness, photographer, recession, midlife crisis, porn, unfulfillment, love and romance, parents and children, family relations, city life, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, turkey, istanbul turkey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.0
 815
Vibrator (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Rei is a freelance writer embattled by personal demons. We first meet her in a convenience store where she is buying too much alcohol and not enough food. At the magazine rack she pauses to contemplate the happiness of the glamour girls on the ...
Style: serious, psychological, offbeat, realistic
Plot: on the road, friends, twentysomething life, urban, misfit, alcohol abuse, self discovery, mental illness, friendship, sexual relations, city life, babies and infants ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.1
 16K
Exotica (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In the upscale Toronto strip club Exotica, dancer Christina is visited nightly by the obsessive Francis, a depressed tax auditor. Her ex-boyfriend, the club's MC, Eric, still jealously pines for her even as he introduces her onstage, but Eric ...
Style: sexual, erotic, psychological, serious, sincere ...
Plot: loss of daughter, haunted by the past, accountant, ballet, pet shop, nightclub, unhappiness, secret, stripper, redemption, crimes, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.0
 838
Tale of Cinema (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, South Korea
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In Seoul, the paths of two men and one woman intersect and move apart from one another, centering around their love for cinema. A suicidal student meets a young woman who decides to follow him in his fatal gesture. Coming out of a cinema, Tongsu, an ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: snow, unfulfillment, couple relations, escape from reality, love and romance, unsuccessful, private vs public, down on your luck, couples, fall in love, human nature, student ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Cries & Whispers (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 91 min.
Story: As Agnes slowly dies of cancer, her sisters are so deeply immersed in their own psychic pains that they can't offer her the support she needs. Maria is wracked with guilt at her husband's suicide, caused by his discovery of her ...
Style: emotional, touching, psychological, serious, sincere ...
Plot: maid, terminal illness, estate, cancer, grudge, mansion, society, human nature, family life, family problems, life is a bitch, unfulfillment ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Women or Children First (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Tom, a Spaniard, is married to Sylvie and lives a quiet but a bit boring life in the Britanny countryside (west of France). Trouble comes when Tom ex girlfriend reappears, asking for help, announcing him that she had a girl from him 9 years ago.
Style: touching, gloomy, realistic, sincere, serious
Plot: couples, family relations, hopes, unfulfillment, midlife crisis, youth, friends, human nature, ex girlfriend, fatherhood, dance, invasion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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