Movies like Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter

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Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2014)
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Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the massive city of Tokyo, Kumiko, a twenty-nine year old, lives in utter solitude. She works a dreadful, dead-end job under an awful boss, is intimidated by her well-off peers, and nagged incessantly by her overbearing mother who is exasperated by the fact that her daughter is not married or even in a relationship. The only joys in her life come from a grainy VHS tape – an American film in which a man buries a satchel of money in the snowy Midwestern plains - and her beloved pet rabbit, Bunzo. Kumiko is somehow convinced that this treasure is real, and obsesses over its discovery. With a hand-stitched treasure map and a quixotic spirit, Kumiko embarks on an incredible journey over the Pacific and through the frozen Minnesota wilderness to uncover a purported fortune.
Style: touching, atmospheric, offbeat, serious, realistic, dark, dark humor, bleak, melancholic, absurd ...
Plot: treasure hunt, rabbit, language barrier, wilderness, obsessive quest, map, escapades, delusion, mental illness, treasure, snow, female protagonist, fence, hot chocolate, poncho, hare krishna, loneliness, obsession, destiny, workplace, solitude, character study, depression, pornography, dreams ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: minnesota, usa, north dakota, japan, tokyo

Most similar movies to Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, psychological and touching films with plots about loneliness, storytelling, depression, life philosophy, mentor, relationships and catastrophe mostly in Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter: Missing Pieces (2012), Winter in the Blood (2013), Phoebe in Wonderland (2008), Old Joy (2006), Interiors (1978). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Missing Pieces (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
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Style: captivating, realistic, surreal, touching, psychological ...
Plot: kidnapping, wilderness, redemption, mentally unstable, captivity, teenage love, obsession, youth, breakup, love and romance, obsessive quest, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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95%
Winter in the Blood (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young, self-destructive Montana Blackfoot Indian, his mind groggy with alcohol and tormented by childhood memories, discovers that his wife has left him, taking with her his prize rifle. He sets out to find her, but what he's really searching ...
Style: psychological, offbeat, gloomy, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: self discovery, obsessive quest, introspection, on the road, hung over, native american
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Phoebe in Wonderland (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The fantastical tale of a little girl who won't - or can't - follow the rules. Confounded by her clashes with the rule-obsessed world around her, Phoebe seeks enlightenment from her unconventional drama teacher, even as her brilliant but ...
Style: psychological, emotional, touching, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: school, mental illness, teacher, friendship, rabbit, misfit, bedroom, inspiration, play, imaginary, social misfits, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.7
 5K
Old Joy (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Two old pals reunite for a camping trip in Oregon's Cascade Mountains.
Style: gloomy, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Interiors (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A look at a dysfunctional family dominated by the controlling madness of its matriarch, Eve. Her reluctant husband and their three daughters make doomed efforts to cope with Eve's demands, while also trying to get on with their own lives. But, ...
Style: bleak, psychological, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, depression, parents and children, family relations, family problems, family gatherings, family tragedy, sister sister relationship, sibling rivalry, father daughter relationship, character study, family drama ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 7.4
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Zero Kelvin (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Sweden
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Larsen, an aspiring poet in '20s Oslo, leaves his girlfriend to spend a year as a trapper in East Greenland. There he is teamed with a seemingly rough old sailor/trapper, Randbæk, and a scientist, Holm. Trapped in a tiny hut together as the ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: survival, writer's life, danger, infidelity, isolation, obsessive quest, couples, male nudity, snow, winter, brutality, solitude ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: greenland, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Waking Madison (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
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Style: mind bending, psychological, realistic, twists and turns, serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.4
 33K
Cake (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After having visions of a member of her support group who killed herself, a woman who also suffers with chronic pain seeks out the widower of the suicide.
Style: touching, psychological, serious, depressing, bleak ...
Plot: suicide, depression, support group, obsession, life is a bitch, grieving, drugs/alcohol, dealing with death, suicide attempt, loneliness, friendship, group therapy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Nell (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In a remote woodland cabin, a small town doctor discovers Nell - a beautiful young hermit woman with many secrets.
Style: touching, emotional, psychological, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: isolation, feral child, self discovery, power relations, doctors and patients, wilderness, family, psychologist, innocence lost, mother daughter relationship, forest, autism ...
Time: 90s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.4
 4K
Time Out (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 134 min.
Story: An unemployed man finds his life sinking more and more into trouble as he hides his situation from his family and friends.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Plot: unemployment, family problems, dishonesty, couples, countryside, family relations, down on your luck, crumbling marriage, crimes, life is a bitch, couple relations, society ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.4
 5K
Goodbye Solo (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.2
 25K
Palo Alto (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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Style: atmospheric, serious, touching, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.1
 15K
Wendy and Lucy (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Wendy, a near-penniless drifter, is traveling to Alaska in search of work, and her only companion is her dog, Lucy. Already perilously close to losing everything, Wendy hits a bigger bump in the road when her old car breaks down and she is arrested ...
Style: touching, realistic, gloomy, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: dog, small town, on the road, realism, drifter, social problems, hopes, life is a bitch, down on your luck, pets, human nature, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: oregon, usa, alaska, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Redwood Highway (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Marie, a reluctant resident of a retirement community in Southern Oregon, decides to walk 80 miles down the Redwood Highway to see the ocean for the first time in 45 years.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, feel good, sentimental
Plot: elderly, estrangement, parents and children, hopes, family relations, escapades, golden years, on the road, haunted by the past, redemption, obsessive quest, introspection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.3
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Country: USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 5.0
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Country: USA
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Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 7.7
 69K
Detachment (2011)
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Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: psychological, bleak, thought provoking, serious, touching ...
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Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.3
 633
Jess + Moss (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
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Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, sincere, stylized ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kentucky, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
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Style: sincere, emotional, serious, touching, uplifting ...
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Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.7
 8K
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: gloomy, serious, bleak, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: swimming, midlife crisis, neighbor, swimming pool, swimmer, pool party, dysfunctional character, social relations, haunted by the past, materialism, couples, obsessive quest ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.7
 16K
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Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
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Style: bleak, atmospheric, touching, psychological, gloomy ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Personal Effects (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
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Style: psychological, serious, realistic, touching, depressing
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.2
 6K
Krisha (2015)
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Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
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Style: tragicomedy, gloomy, touching, psychological, serious ...
Plot: haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, family relations, family gatherings, family problems, reunion, thanksgiving, mental illness, family, addiction, estranged son
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.7
 45K
The Beaver (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: emotional, touching, realistic, tragicomedy, sentimental ...
Plot: midlife crisis, puppet, losing-it hero, depression, family problems, parents and children, dysfunctional character, unfulfillment, mental illness, dysfunctional family, dissociative identity disorder, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.1
 3K
Normal (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A Midwestern husband and father announces his plan to have a sex change operation.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, thought provoking, sentimental ...
Plot: transsexual, gender bending, small town, family life, couples, parents and children, family relations, love and romance, unfulfillment, couple relations, small town life, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: girls' night, date 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 ⇓
36%
 6.3
 1K
American Gun (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A brilliant story with an unexpected twist. A father uses the serial number on a hand gun in an attempt to track down his daughter's killer. The truth he uncovers is an unsettling reminder of the dangers of keeping handguns. Stars the legendary ...
Style: suspenseful, emotional, serious, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: murder, track down, obsessive quest, deadly, crimes, chases and races, escapades, dealing with death, haunted by the past, on the road, small town, child killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
An Actor's Revenge (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: While performing in a touring kabuki troupe, leading female impersonator Yukinojo comes across the three men who drove his parents to suicide twenty years earlier, and plans his revenge, firstly by seducing the daughter of one of them, secondly by ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, realistic, psychological, offbeat ...
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Time: 19th century, 1930s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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