Movies like Sunflower 2005

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Sunflower (2005)
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Sunflower (2005)
Original name: 向日葵
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, China, Netherlands
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Sunflower is the story of the Zhang family in Beijing father, mother and son across three decades, centering on the tensions and misunderstandings between father and son. Nine-year-old Xiangyang is having the time of his life, free of adult supervision until the day he meets the father he can hardly remember. Having spent years away, he returns with strong ideas about his son learning to draw. But Xiangyang chafes under his father's constant rules and soon stages his own revolution against the lessons enforced.
Style: uplifting, sentimental, sincere, touching, captivating, family saga, serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: family life, lifestyle, youth, parents and children, life is a bitch, society, revolution, father son relationship, generation gap, earthquake, childhood, drawing, guilt, catastrophe, gang, family relations, love and romance, disaster, couples, forces of nature, homecoming, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, performer's life, sex ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 70s, 1990s
Place: china, asia, beijing china

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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 family relations, society, love and romance, youth, parents and children, couples and coming of age mostly in Drama, Romance and Family genres. Some movies like Sunflower: In the Heat of the Sun (1994), Under the Hawthorn Tree (2010), Dust in the Wind (1986), Love is the Word (2013), Engel & Joe (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
In the Heat of the Sun (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The film is set in Beijing during the Cultural Revolution. It is told from the perspective of Ma Xiaojun nicknamed Monkey, a teenage boy. Monkey and his friends are free to roam the streets of Beijing day and night because the Cultural Revolution ...
Style: emotional, epic, sincere, sexual, captivating ...
Plot: coming of age, cultural revolution, gang, teenage boy, teenage love, rejection, family relations, fight for supremacy, love and romance, juvenile delinquency, politics, state affairs ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: china, beijing china, asia
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Under the Hawthorn Tree (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The daughter of a right-winger, schoolgirl Jing Qiu (Zhou Dong-Yu) is sent to the countryside for reeducation, and tasked to help write a textbook. There she meets Lao San (Shawn Dou), a young soldier with a bright future ahead. Despite the class ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: tragic love, social differences, forbidden love, love and romance, youth, romance, revolution, fall in love, unfulfilled love, society, young lovers, village ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s
Place: china, asia
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Dust in the Wind (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A-yuan and A-yun are both from the small mining town of Jio-fen. In the city, A-yuan is an apprentice by day and goes to night school, and A-yun works as a helper at a tailors. Everyone thinks they are meant for each other, so do they. They fail to ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, rough, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, delivery, love affair, parents and children, down on your luck, innocence lost, apprentice, working class, city life, tragic love, teenage life, coming of age ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: taiwan, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Love is the Word (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Love is the Word is a moving, romantic and funny coming-of-age drama about the magic of first love and the misery of first lost, set in 1978: the year 'Grease' hit the big screen.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: coming of age, first love, love and romance, youth, family relations, hopes, village, parents and children, leukemia, teenager, teenage love, teenage sex ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Engel & Joe (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A love story of a 17 year old punk-rocker and a 15 year old runaway girl.
Style: psychological, touching, sentimental, sincere, talky ...
Plot: kids in trouble, pregnancy, love affair, fall in love, life is a bitch, family relations, breakup, couples, parents and children, youth, society, on the run ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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The Doe Boy (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A Cherokee boy is a haemophiliac in a culture obsessed with blood identity.
Style: serious, psychological, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, society, lifestyle, youth, dysfunctional family, homecoming, parents and children, americana, human nature, coming of age ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: oklahoma, usa
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66%
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Lan Yu (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A love story between a country boy in Beijing to study and a wealthy businessman set against the backdrop of the 1989 Tiananmen Square incident
Style: captivating, touching, sentimental, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: older man younger man relationship, gay asian, gay, love affair, gay relationship, lifestyle, fighting the system, social differences, couples, society, romance, political unrest ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989, year 1988
Place: beijing china, china, asia, shanghai, east berlin ...
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Follow The Stars Home (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Two brothers - one virtuous, one feckless - are in love with the same woman. She falls for Brother Wrong, carrying a torch for him even after he deserts her. But Brother Right remains steadfast and available. What's unusual here is why the bad ...
Style: uplifting, sentimental, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, lifestyle, dysfunctional family, unfulfilled love, single parent, couples, babies and infants, family in crisis, parents and children, family life, family problems, disability ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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The Only Thrill (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A small-town store owner with a comatose wife shares a long-term relationship with his seamstress.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, sentimental, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, hospital, small town, widow, seamstress, bittersweet, couples, family relations, family problems, social relations, youth, romance ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 90s, 60s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Stella (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Barmaid Stella Claire and blueblood Stephen Dallas have very little in common -- except they've fallen in love. When their relationship fails, Stella decides to raise the child they had, Jenny, alone. But Jenny and Stella are far from the ...
Style: serious, emotional, sentimental, captivating, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: single parent, working class, pregnancy, society, breakup, love and romance, youth, starting over, parents and children, moral dilemma, family life, family problems ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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, sentimental, sincere, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: arranged marriage, childbirth, culture clash, immigrants, childhood, marriage, rebel, family life, newlyweds, acceptance, family relations, tragic event ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, india, taj mahal, ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Stanley & Iris (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An illiterate cook at a company cafeteria tries for the attention of a newly widowed woman. As they get to know one another, she discovers his inability to read. When he is fired, she takes on trying to teach him to read in her kitchen each night.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: working class, unemployment, education, romance, love and romance, teachers and students, couple relations, love, opposites attract, life is a bitch, couples, family problems ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Summer Palace (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, France
Duration: 158 min.
Story: Country girl Yu Hong leaves her village, her family and her lover to study in Beijing. At university, she discovers an intense world of sexual freedom and forbidden pleasure. Enraptured, compulsive, she falls madly in love with fellow student Zhou ...
Style: serious, touching, atmospheric, emotional, sexy ...
Plot: idealism, true love, rebelliousness, society, politics, life is a bitch, romance, youth, social differences, road not taken, political unrest, college life ...
Time: 80s
Place: china, asia, germany, europe, north korea ...
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Sugar (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Cliff has just turned 18 and his little sister has a gift for him: booze, a joint, a subway token and the command to have sex. Heading out on the town, Cliff finds friendship -- and more -- in the person of a young hustler named Butch. But ...
Style: serious, sincere, sentimental, touching, sexy ...
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Time: contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Serenades (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A girl is born to an Aboriginal mother and an Afgan father.
Style: serious, touching, captivating, sincere, tense ...
Plot: tragic love, culture clash, forbidden love, human spirit, interracial relations, injustice, couple relations, true love, parents and children, fall in love, society, hopes ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: australia, afghanistan
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54%
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In Mom's Head (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lulu's mother is depressed and has been as far back as she can remember, Lulu is determined to discover the truth behind her listlessness.
Style: serious, sincere, emotional, touching, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, haunted by the past, unfulfilled love, life is a bitch, love and romance, youth, parents and children, mother daughter relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teenage girl, secret, intergenerational friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: This film relates the story of a tightly connected Afro-American community informally called Colored Town where the inhabitants live and depend on each other in a world where racist oppression is everywhere, as told by a boy called Cliff who spent ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, uplifting, compassionate, serious ...
Plot: racism, family relations, discrimination, americana, interracial relations, racial segregation, social differences, youth, society, life is a bitch, injustice, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 70s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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So Young (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 131 min.
Story: In the brink of the 90s, 18-year-old Zheng Wei steps into her university life with a hopeful heart for love. She forms a great friendship with her roommates and united as a group, they embark on their university life together. Wei meets Chen ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: friendship, fall in love, lifestyle, love and romance, college life, adolescence vs adulthood, university, coming of age, youth, breakup, bittersweet, strong female presence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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The Blue Kite (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The lives of a Beijing family throughout the 1950s and 1960s, as they experience the impact of the Hundred Flowers Campaign, the Great Leap Forward, and the Cultural Revolution.
Style: gloomy, realistic, thought provoking, serious, sincere ...
Plot: prisoner of war camp, revolution, politics, labor camp, reform, family relations, society, rebellion, life is a bitch, state affairs, unfulfillment, parents and children ...
Time: 50s, 70s
Place: china, asia, california, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Christmas at Maxwell's (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A successful American family retreat to their summer home on the banks of Lake Erie to find meaning in life, illness, loss, and change this Christmas. With a successful career in the wine business, and two amazing children, what more can a family ...
Style: uplifting, sincere, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: human spirit, family life, couples, family problems, life is a bitch, hopes, love and romance, miraculous event, homecoming, road not taken, parents and children, child illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas
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47%
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Three Sisters (1970)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Laurence Olivier's film of Chekhov's play.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, rough, sincere ...
Plot: family problems, society, love and romance, life is a bitch, family life, unfulfillment, small town, infidelity, human nature, sister sister relationship, husband wife relationship, death of father ...
Time: 20th century
Place: russia, moscow russia
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47%
Don't Let Me Drown (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In a post-September 11th world overflowing with fear and hate, two Latino teens discover that sometimes the only thing that can keep them from drowning is love.
Style: realistic, sentimental, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, romance, immigrants, society, youth, family relations, parents and children, teenager, post september 11 2001, love, sexual content, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Cafe Setareh (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Iran
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Filmmaker Saman Moghadam details the struggles of three women living in an antiquated district of Tehran in this emotionally resonant drama. Fabria's husband has been morally corrupted, and now it's up to her to take charge of the small ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, psychological, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fall in love, couples, love and romance, romance, couple relations, hopes, unfulfilled love, society, human nature, family problems, life is a bitch, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Kamchatka (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain, Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The movie show us how life was in Argentina for dissident people, in the seventies, under the military government.
Style: serious, sentimental, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: family life, family in danger, life is a bitch, political unrest, parents and children, isolation, confined, youth, society, totalitarianism, parent child relationship, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: latin america, argentina, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Today and Tomorrow (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 88 min.
Story: This movie tells a story of young people from 'Ant tribe' in Beijing. By telling the story of these young people, Today and Tomorrow shows the psychological changes of college graduates. It reflects their confusion about future and love. ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: friendship, unemployment, cause and meaning, friends, life is a bitch, society, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, gender, gays and lesbians, twentysomething life, twenty something, friend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, beijing china
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44%
Twice in a Lifetime (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A middle-aged steelworker is content with his job and his family, but feels that something is missing in his life. On his 50th birthday, he stops in at a local bar for a drink to celebrate. He finds himself attracted to the young, very sexy ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, suburbs, midlife crisis, starting over, love triangle, working class, dysfunctional family, breakup, romance, love affair, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: 80s
Place: seattle
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44%
The Best Day of My Life (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Best Day of My Life is the story of a dysfunctional family as seen through the eyes of young Chiara (Maria Luisa De Crescenzo) who is about to receive her first communion. The family includes matriarch Irene (Virna Lisi) and her three grown up ...
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, love and romance, youth, society, family problems, couples, religions or cults, marital discord, gay, male female relationship, relationships, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Summer Games (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 141 min.
Story: The story of an adult and a teenage couple during a brief summer holiday by the sea. While Nic's parents remain trapped in a precarious mutual dependency despite repeated attempts at reconciliation, their 12-year-old son tries to come to terms ...
Style: serious, sincere, sentimental, realistic, touching
Plot: coming of age, family problems, love and romance, family relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, resort, father son relationship, teenage girl, husband wife relationship, teenage boy, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Blue Citrus Hearts (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A first love could quite possibly be the last for Sam, a Memphis teenager coming to terms with the romantic feelings he harbors for his best friend, Julian. Will the love he feels for this boy guide him through his struggles with his abusive father, ...
Style: sincere, touching, atmospheric, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming out, coming of age, high school, teenage love, teenage life, romance, youth, life is a bitch, society, best friends, buddies, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: memphis, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Hey Babu Riba (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In 1985, four middle-aged Yugoslav emigres return to Belgrade for the funeral of Mariana, their beautiful compatriot. They called her Esther, for Esther Williams, she was the coxswain for their four-man rowing team, and they each loved her. ...
Style: gloomy, serious, sentimental, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: pregnancy, friendship, bittersweet, romance, love and romance, music band, family relations, youth, coming of age, haunted by the past, politics, couples ...
Time: 50s
Place: former yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%