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Yi Yi: A One and a Two... (2000)
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Yi Yi: A One and a Two... (2000)
Original name: 一一
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan, Japan
Duration: 173 min.
Story: Each member of a family in Taipei asks hard questions about life's meaning as they live through everyday quandaries.
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, gloomy, serious, realistic, reflective, meditative, talky, melancholic ...
Plot: midlife crisis, first love, coma, wedding, dysfunctional family, family, family relations, running, designer, parents and children, love and romance, family life, infidelity, family values, dying, family problems, human nature, couples, family gatherings, introspection, lovers reunited, golden years, workplace situations, workplace problem, love triangle ...
Time: 90s
Place: taipei, japan, asia, taiwan, mcdonald's restaurant, tokyo, china

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic and talky films with plots about drinking, relationships, catastrophe, death, love and romance, couples and loneliness mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Yi Yi: A One and a Two...: Come Undone (2000), My Life Without Me (2003), Chinese Box (1997), The Myth of Fingerprints (1997), Rachel Getting Married (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Come Undone (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Story of two gorgeous, young French boys who begin a passionate relationship that boils over and threatens to destroy both their lives. Shy Mathieu is 18-years-old and on summer vacation in the south of France. He spends his days lazily sunning ...
Style: sexual, emotional, realistic, gloomy, sentimental ...
Plot: gay, coming out, depression, beach, gays and lesbians, romance, coming of age, dysfunctional family, sexual relations, fall in love, love affair, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, frankfurt germany, france, italy
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95%
My Life Without Me (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A Pedro Almodovar production in which a fatally ill mother with only two months to live creates a list of things she wants to do before she dies with out telling her family of her illness.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, sad, philosophical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, infidelity, dealing with death, parents and children, couple relations, introspection, unfulfillment, responsibility, farewell, secret love, dishonesty, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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 6.3
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Chinese Box (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Japan, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story of Hong Kong, from New Year's Day to June 30th, 1997, when the British left their colony and turned it over to the People's Republic of China.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, sentimental, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: politics, romance, terminal illness, couples, fall in love, city life, unfulfillment, love and romance, couple relations, urban, human nature, introspection ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: hong kong, asia, china, north korea, beijing china
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89%
The Myth of Fingerprints (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a New England dysfunctional family gathers for Thanksgiving, past demons reveal themselves as one son returns for the first time in three years.
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, intense, melancholic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, reunion, human nature, crumbling marriage, eccentric family, dealing with death, parents and children, siblings relations, estrangement, family life, thanksgiving, homecoming ...
Time: 90s
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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Rachel Getting Married (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A young woman who has been in and out from rehab for the past 10 years returns home for the weekend for her sister's wedding.
Style: talky, realistic, clever, serious, touching ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, wedding, drug addiction, african american, interracial marriage, sister sister relationship, addiction, life is a bitch, wedding preparations and rituals, family relations, self destructing, under the surface ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: connecticut, usa, hawaii, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Late August, Early September (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A story about the transition from late youth to early maturity, the film follows several friends and lovers as they come to make decisions on how to live their lives--getting a job more in harmony with ones ideals, committing to a lover, giving up a ...
Style: talky, emotional, realistic, tense, psychological ...
Plot: friendship, midlife crisis, couples, human nature, love and romance, romance, unfulfillment, hopes, couple relations, life is a bitch, terminal illness, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, tokyo, france
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84%
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: sentimental, realistic, emotional, touching, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 80s
Place: seattle washington
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Steam: The Turkish Bath (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, Turkey, Spain
Duration: 94 min.
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Style: realistic, touching, serious, sincere, reflective ...
Plot: gay, coming out, murder, homosexuality, culture clash, self discovery, vengeance, love and romance, pregnancy, human nature, society, fish out of water ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: turkey, italy, middle east, istanbul turkey, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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Blue Valentine (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Dean and Cindy live a quiet life in a modest neighborhood. They appear to have the world at their feet at the outset of the relationship. However, his lack of ambition and her retreat into self-absorption cause potentially irreversible cracks in ...
Style: emotional, realistic, stylized, talky, psychological ...
Audience: date night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa, new york, florida
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My Favorite Season (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Old woman Berthe leaves her house to live in her daugter Emilie's one. Emilie and her brother Antoine have fallen out three years ago and have not seen each other since, but Emilie invites him for Christmas. Memories will come up, and will be ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, touching, talky ...
Plot: christmas, memory, family relations, life is a bitch, siblings relations, hopes, parents and children, family gatherings, family life, estrangement, introspection, older woman younger man relationship ...
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76%
 6.9
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The River (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Finland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Episodic study of feelings where six stories intertwine over one Saturday in a small town. Two boys save a young woman, Anni, and her baby from suicide by drowning. Esa, a down-on-his-luck musician in need of a loan, arrives to his father's ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental
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Time: contemporary
Place: finland
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We Don't Live Here Anymore (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, clever, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: infidelity, unfaithful wife, adultery, marriage, friendship, college, betrayal, suburbs, love affair, friends, society, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 117 min.
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Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
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Country: USA, Greece
Duration: 109 min.
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Style: talky, realistic, witty, intellectual, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: couple relations, marriage, hotel, french, midlife crisis, summer vacation, hotel room, airport, greek, dream, middle aged, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: touching, realistic, gloomy, psychological, serious ...
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Style: stylized, realistic, gloomy, serious, atmospheric ...
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68%
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Style: realistic, serious, sincere, gloomy, tense ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Snow Angels (2007)
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Duration: 107 min.
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Country: China, USA, Canada
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Style: emotional, touching, serious, captivating, realistic ...
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The Hanging Garden (1997)
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One More Kiss (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
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Duration: 123 min.
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Style: serious, sincere, touching, gloomy, realistic ...
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Friends of painter Jean-Baptiste Emmerich gather at a Paris railroad station for a four-hour journey to Limoges, where Emmerich wanted to be buried. The dozen travelers include art historian François and his lover Louis, who develops an interest in ...
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56%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: emotional, bleak, sentimental, gloomy, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
A Walk in the Clouds (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 102 min.
Story: World War II vet Paul Sutton falls for a pregnant and unwed woman who persuades him -- during their first encounter -- to pose as her husband so she can face her family.
Style: sentimental, touching, uplifting, realistic, romantic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Beyond the Clouds (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Made of four short tales, linked by a story filmed by Wim Wenders. Taking place in Ferrara, Portofino, Aix en Provence and Paris, each story, which always a woman as the crux of the story, invites to an inner travel, as Antonioni says "towards ...
Style: touching, erotic, realistic, psychological, sexual ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Dancing at Lughnasa (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: sentimental, realistic, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Plot: siblings relations, parents and children, family life, human nature, family relations, life is a bitch, love and romance, sibling relationship, sister sister relationship, brother sister relationship, bus, village ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: ireland, africa, europe, england, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%