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Three Times (2005)
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Three Times (2005)
Original name: 最好的時光
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Taiwan
Duration: 139 min.
Story: There are three stories of women and men: in "A Time for Love" set in 1966, a soldier searches for a young woman he met one afternoon playing pool; "A Time for Freedom," set in a bordello in 1911, revolves around a singer's longing to escape her surroundings; in "A Time for Youth" set in 2005 Taipei, a triangle in which a singer has an affair with a photographer while her partner suffers is dramatized. In the first two stories, letters are crucial to the outcome; in the third, it's cell-phone calls, text messages, and a computer file. Over the years between the tales, as sexual intimacy becomes more likely and words more free, communication recedes.
Style: sentimental, thought provoking, touching, atmospheric, gloomy, serious, emotional, realistic, intellectual
Plot: soldier, longing, motorcycle, brothel, tragic love, love and romance, fall in love, love affair, social differences, society, couples, wartime life, gays and lesbians, unfulfillment, romance, silent film, anthology, illegal prostitution, lesbian, prostitute, time, musician, pregnancy, loneliness, money ...
Time: 1910s, 1960s, 60s, 20th century, 2000s, year 1966, year 2005
Place: taiwan, taipei, shanghai, shanghai china

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, gloomy and sentimental films with plots about love and romance, couples, romance, kiss, fall in love, death and friendship mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres. Some movies like Three Times: Millennium Mambo (2001), Happy Together (1997), Lan Yu (2001), Love (2012), Chinese Box (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Millennium Mambo (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan, France
Duration: 119 min.
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Style: serious, gloomy, realistic
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Time: contemporary
Place: taiwan, asia, taipei, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.8
 19K
Happy Together (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea
Duration: 96 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 7.2
 2K
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: realistic, captivating, serious, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: older man younger man relationship, society, lovers reunited, lifestyle, social differences, gender, gays and lesbians, computers and web, love and romance, romance, couple relations, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1989
Place: china, asia, beijing china, east berlin east germany, shanghai china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.7
 1K
Love (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
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Duration: 128 min.
Story: Eight people try to end their loneliness by searching for that one person to love, who can make their life complete.
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, serious, emotional
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Place: taiwan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 6.3
 3K
Chinese Box (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Japan, USA
Duration: 99 min.
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Style: atmospheric, gloomy, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: politics, romance, fall in love, couples, unfulfillment, couple relations, love and romance, city life, terminal illness, society, introspection, urban ...
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Place: hong kong, asia, china, north korea, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Springtime in a Small Town (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong, France, Netherlands
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In a mansion decimated during World War II, a frustrated, bored housewife, Yuwen, is torn between caring for her ailing husband and her longing for a former sweetheart, a doctor who has come to treat her husband.
Style: emotional, serious, stylized, sentimental, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, small town, unfulfillment, dull life, love and romance, crumbling marriage, human nature, society, lovers reunited, introspection, road not taken, romance ...
Time: 40s
Place: china, asia, shanghai, shanghai china
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.9
 33K
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: talky, atmospheric, sexy, clever, witty ...
Plot: friendship, love triangle, marriage, promiscuity, german, adultery, jealousy, musician, prostitute, new wave, romance, love ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Heart of Me (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
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Time: 30s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 7.9
 468K
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.7
 6K
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Style: gloomy, sentimental, touching, serious, emotional ...
Plot: murder, coming of age, youth, teenage love, baseball bat, romance, juvenile delinquency, crimes, love and romance, society, human nature, teenage life ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1960, year 1959 ...
Place: taiwan, asia, taipei
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Dust in the Wind (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 109 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.7
 5K
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Wings of the Dove (1997)
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Country: USA, UK
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
I Dreamt Under the Water (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
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Duration: 144 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, West Germany
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.2
 2K
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.3
 764
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Country: France
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 183 min.
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Style: serious, realistic
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Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1968, year 1969
Place: france, europe, morocco, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.9
 15K
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A young woman meets a vital young man, but their love affair is doomed by the man's materialistic nature.
Style: bleak, realistic, thought provoking, psychological, serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.9
 535
The Promise (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, France, Switzerland
Duration: 115 min.
Story: East-Berlin, 1961, shortly after the erection of the Wall. Konrad, Sophie and three of their friends plan a daring escape to Western Germany. The attempt is successful, except for Konrad, who remains behind. From then on, and for the next 28 years, ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sincere, sentimental ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.6
 29K
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Style: emotional, touching, romantic, sentimental, serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The House of Mirth (2000)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: UK, USA, France, Germany
Duration: 135 min.
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Style: stylized, realistic, biting, gloomy, thought provoking ...
Plot: high society, infidelity, gambling, debt, butler, love affair, love and romance, social climbing, romance, social differences, society, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, turn of the century, 1890s, 1900s ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Center of the World (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A couple checks into a suite in Las Vegas. In flashbacks we see that he's a computer whiz on the verge of becoming a dot.com millionaire, she's a lap dancer at a club. He's depressed, withdrawing from work, missing meetings with ...
Style: psychological, sexual, erotic, realistic, gloomy ...
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Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%