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Three Times (2005)
 7.0
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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: atmospheric, serious, gloomy, realistic, sentimental, emotional, thought provoking, touching, intellectual
Plot: motorcycle, soldier, longing, love affair, brothel, social differences, romance, silent film, anthology, illegal prostitution, tragic love, wartime life, fall in love, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, gays and lesbians, society, lesbian, prostitute, musician, pregnancy, loneliness, money, revolution ...
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 serious, realistic, gloomy and sentimental films with plots about love and romance, couples, romance, kiss, fall in love, death and couple relations mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres. Some movies like Three Times: Millennium Mambo (2001), Happy Together (1997), Love (2012), Lan Yu (2001), Jules and Jim (1962). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Millennium Mambo (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Taipei. A voice off-camera looks back ten years to 2000, when Vicky was in an on-again off-again relationship with Hao-Hao...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic
Plot: couple relations, bar, destructive relationship, romance, ecstasy, infidelity, love and romance, couples, coming of age, gangsters, friendship, love triangle ...
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.
Story: A couple take a trip to Argentina in search of a new beginning, but instead find themselves drifting ever further apart.
Style: atmospheric, emotional, stylized, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: homosexuality, friendship, romance, gays and lesbians, alienation, fall in love, gender, love and romance, loneliness, couples, fish out of water, prostitute ...
Time: 90s
Place: argentina, hong kong, asia, latin america, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.7
 1K
Love (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan, China
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: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: love and romance, romance, couple relations, urban, taiwanese, fall in love, love affair, wooing, couples, friends
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 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: serious, realistic, touching, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: love affair, romance, social differences, gay relationship, love and romance, society, couples, fighting the system, politics, gays and lesbians, couple relations, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1989
Place: china, asia, beijing china, east berlin east germany, shanghai china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 7.9
 33K
Jules and Jim (1962)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In Paris, before WWI, two friends, Jules (Austrian) and Jim (French) fall in love with the same woman, Catherine. But Catherine loves and marries Jules. After the war, when they meet again in Germany, Catherine starts to love Jim... This is the ...
Style: atmospheric, talky, serious, sexy, clever ...
Plot: friendship, love triangle, marriage, adultery, prostitute, musician, jealousy, new wave, love, romance, promiscuity, german ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1920s ...
Place: france, europe, paris france, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.3
 3K
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, serious, realistic, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: politics, city life, romance, love and romance, urban, society, unfulfillment, couples, human nature, introspection, couple relations, terminal illness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: hong kong, asia, china, north korea, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Heart of Me (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Drama set in 1930s London with two sisters, Madeleine married to Rickie, and Dinah, who falls in love with him. Rickie and Dinah begin an affair which is to have repercussions throughout all their lives.
Style: clever, serious, gloomy, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, pregnancy, couples, family relations, love affair, romance, parents and children, haunted by the past, fall in love, dishonesty, society ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, love triangle, crumbling marriage, introspection, romance, couple relations, unfulfilled love, road not taken, dull life, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples ...
Time: 40s
Place: china, asia, shanghai china, shanghai
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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A Brighter Summer Day (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 237 min.
Story: A boy experiences first love, friendships and injustices growing up in 1960s Taiwan.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, clever, emotional ...
Plot: murder, coming of age, teenage love, baseball bat, youth, teenage life, youth gang, gang, high school, first love, crimes, romance ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1959, year 1960 ...
Place: taiwan, asia, taipei
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.7
 6K
Cairo Time (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, Ireland, Egypt
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In Cairo on her own as she waits for her husband, Juliette finds herself caught in a whirlwind romance with his friend Tareq, a retired cop. As Tareq escorts Juliette around the city, they find themselves in the middle of a brief affair that catches ...
Style: touching, serious, atmospheric, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, tour guide, tourist, fall in love, love affair, love and romance, couples, interracial relations, dishonesty, society, hotel, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1920s
Place: egypt, middle east, africa, cairo egypt, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Wings of the Dove (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Kate is secretly betrothed to a struggling journalist, Merton Densher. But she knows her Aunt Maude will never approve of the match, since Kate's deceased mother has lost all her money in a marriage to a degenerate opium addict. When Kate meets ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, stylized, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, forbidden love, rich and poor, power relations, couple relations, romance, betrayal, death, social differences, fall in love, ambition, dishonesty ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era, 19th century, 1920s
Place: england, london, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: emotional, serious, gloomy, realistic, rough ...
Plot: coming of age, innocence lost, mining town, teenage love, urban, working class, life is a bitch, love and romance, society, youth, city life, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: taiwan, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.7
 4K
A Promise (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A romantic drama set in Germany just before WWI and centered on a married woman who falls in love with her husband's teacher. Separated by the war, they pledge their devotion to one another.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: infidelity, married woman, romance, wartime life, wartime, fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, post world war one, edwardian era
Place: germany, europe, france, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.9
 468K
The Notebook (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An epic love story centered around an older man who reads aloud to a woman with Alzheimer's. From a faded notebook, the old man's words bring to life the story about a couple who is separated by World War II, and is then passionately ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, romantic, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, true love, young lovers, love affair, love story, power of love, love triangle, lovers reunited, social differences, romance, fall in love, memory loss ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 90s, 1940s, 1990s
Place: south carolina, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Well-Digger's Daughter (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: It's the beginning of the WWII. South of France. Patricia, 18, is the oldest daughter of a well-digger, Pascal, who considers her a princess because of her moral qualities. She's kind, devoted. One day, she briefly meets a young man, ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: young lovers, romance, love affair, tragic love, countryside, love and romance, soldier, parents and children, pregnancy, wartime life, life is a bitch, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 30s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
I Dreamt Under the Water (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Antoine, a handsome boy in his 20s, falls for a straight best friend who does not reciprocate, and being a junkie exits the film quite early. Enter a girl, who seems to make him happy again, after he has tried living as a rent boy with men, having ...
Style: sexual, serious, realistic, sexy, touching
Plot: prostitute, transsexual, gays and lesbians, romance, urban, young lovers, destructive relationship, fall in love, looking for love, love triangle, sexual relations, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Solomon & Gaenor (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young Jew in 1911 Wales tries to make his living by selling fabrics door to door, but to do so he must hide his nationality. On one of his sales he meets and falls in love with a demure young woman with a strong-willed father and a Jew-hating ...
Style: serious, sincere, emotional, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: forbidden love, couples, anti semitism, romance, social differences, tragic love, culture clash, love and romance, society, fall in love, against the odds, single parent ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Great Gatsby (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Nick Carraway, a young Midwesterner now living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his neighbor, the nouveau riche Jay Gatsby. He is drawn into Gatsby's circle, becoming a witness to obsession ...
Style: captivating, serious, stylized, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: love and romance, infidelity, love triangle, society, fall in love, love affair, obsession, millionaire, wealth, couple relations, couples, romance ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s, post world war one
Place: new york, usa, long island, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 6.7
 5K
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, serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: coming out, gay, depression, beach, gays and lesbians, coming of age, romance, fall in love, male friendship, relationship problems, summer vacation, gay relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, frankfurt germany, france, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Mother and the Whore (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 210 min.
Story: In this sexually frank French drama, the aimless young Alexandre juggles his relationships with his girlfriend, Marie, and a casual lover named Veronika. The dialogue-heavy film focuses intently on the love triangle, with Marie increasingly jealous ...
Style: sexual, serious, talky, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: cafe, love triangle, prostitute, obsession, hospital, friendship, infidelity, sexual relations, singleness, promiscuity, against the rules, introspection ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, france, paris france, hamburg germany, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Regular Lovers (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 183 min.
Story: 1968 and 1969 in Paris: during and after the student and trade union revolt. François is 20, a poet, dodging military service. He takes to the barricades, but won't throw a Molotov cocktail at the police. He smokes opium and talks about ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: politics, idealism, revolution, romance, rebelliousness, couple relations, love affair, love triangle, sexual relations, tragic love, political corruption, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1968, year 1969
Place: europe, france, paris france, morocco
⇓ 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, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: politics, romance, couple relations, impossible love, love affair, social differences, tragic love, lovers reunited, terminal illness, fall in love, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 1960s, 1920s
Place: germany, europe, prague, german democratic republic, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Swann in Love (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Swann (Jeremy Irons), an eligible bachelor in the best circles of fin-de-siècle Paris, has also some more vulgar but rich friends, the Verdurins. Through them he meets Odette (Ornella Muti), a courtesan, with whom he falls hopelessly in love. She ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, sexual, neurotic
Plot: prostitute, obsession, femme fatale, gays and lesbians, romance, rise to the top, couple relations, destructive relationship, infidelity, love affair, love triangle, sexual relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: europe, france, italy, paris france, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 7.9
 15K
L'Eclisse (1962)
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, serious, realistic, thought provoking, psychological ...
Plot: translator, alienation, human nature, romance, couple relations, destructive relationship, infidelity, love affair, love triangle, urban, parents and children, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: italy, europe, usa, los angeles, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.8
 801
Bishonen (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Stephen Fung and Daniel Wu play a male prostitute and policeman who fall in love with tragic consequences. Partly inspired by a notorious real-life scandal in which porn photos of Hong Kong policemen - in (and out of) uniform - were found in the ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, gloomy, realistic, sexual
Plot: gays and lesbians, romance, love and romance, fall in love, prostitute, investigation, dangerous attraction, looking for love, teenage life, gender, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Looking for Cheyenne (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Cheyenne, a journalist, decides to leave Paris after being laid off and to settle down in the middle of nowhere, far from the society she hates.The trouble is that she leaves Sonia, her true love, behind. The latter, a teacher who loves her job, ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, sexual, sexy ...
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, countryside, politics, ghost, true love, writer's life, couple relations, romance, homosexuality, singleness, unfulfilled love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, italy, bolivia, brazil ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The House of Mirth (2000)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: UK, USA, France, Germany
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A woman risks losing her chance of happiness with the only man she has ever loved.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, biting, gloomy ...
Plot: high society, infidelity, love affair, gambling, butler, debt, loneliness, socialite, social differences, romance, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 1900s, 1890s, turn of the century ...
Place: new york, usa, mediterranean sea, monte carlo
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.3
 764
Full Speed (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A brief extract of four kids' lives somewhere in France. Quentin, who won a writers contest and now pays more attention to his career as an author than to his friends, beautiful Julie, his girl-friend, much more mature than she looks, falling ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, sincere, sexual
Plot: coming out, friendship, racism, youth, betrayal, love triangle, coming of age, best friends, adolescence, youth gang, gays and lesbians, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, new york, algeria, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.7
 4K
Happiness (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Though married to the good-natured, beautiful Thérèse, young husband and father François finds himself falling unquestioningly into an affair with an attractive postal worker.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy, sentimental ...
Plot: infidelity, love affair, love triangle, romance, crumbling marriage, couple relations, new wave, love and romance, couples, fall in love, dishonesty, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.6
 29K
The Choice (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Travis and Gabby first meet as neighbors in a small coastal town and wind up in a relationship that is tested by life's most defining events.
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, romantic, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, true love, couple relations, couples, love, love and romance, love triangle, death, brother sister relationship, friendship, destiny, life & death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1946, year 1989
Place: north carolina, usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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