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: atmospheric, serious, offbeat, realistic, touching, dark, dark humor, bleak, melancholic, absurd ...
Plot: treasure hunt, rabbit, language barrier, wilderness, obsessive quest, escapades, delusion, map, mental illness, treasure, female protagonist, snow, fence, hot chocolate, poncho, hare krishna, loneliness, obsession, destiny, workplace, solitude, character study, depression, pornography, dreams ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 melancholic films with plots about storytelling, loneliness, catastrophe, dialogue, mentor, runaway and depression mostly in Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter: Missing Pieces (2012), Phoebe in Wonderland (2008), Winter in the Blood (2013), Old Joy (2006), Zero Kelvin (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Missing Pieces (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A heartbroken man kidnaps two strangers in hopes they will fall in love.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: kidnapping, obsession, wilderness, confined, mentally unstable, obsessive quest, redemption, teenage love, captivity, breakup, crimes, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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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, serious, atmospheric, surreal, emotional ...
Plot: mental illness, teacher, school, play, misfit, inspiration, rabbit, bedroom, social misfits, introspection, friendship, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, ireland
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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: serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: obsessive quest, on the road, introspection, self discovery, hung over, native american
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: montana, usa
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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: serious, touching, realistic, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, map, on the road, buddies, introspection, camping, self discovery, partners, couples, friends, human nature, couple relations ...
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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, serious, bleak, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: survival, writer's life, isolation, obsessive quest, infidelity, danger, couples, male nudity, snow, winter, brutality, solitude ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: greenland, tokyo
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76%
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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: talky, bleak, psychological, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, depression, suicide attempt, introspection, urban, parents and children, beach house, poet, beach, white rose, siblings relations, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
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74%
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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, grieving, drugs/alcohol, life is a bitch, dealing with death, suicide attempt, loneliness, friendship, tragic event ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles, mexico, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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: atmospheric, psychological, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: unemployment, down on your luck, countryside, dishonesty, family problems, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, couple relations, crimes, society, couples, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Goodbye Solo (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A man planning to commit suicide hires a taxi driver to take him to his jumping-off point.
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, touching, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, taxi, taxi driver, suicidal, aging, interracial relations, multiculturalism, immigrants, social differences, elderly, hopes, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Waking Madison (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A woman suffering from multiple personality disorder tries to piece back together her life.
Style: serious, twists and turns, atmospheric, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: mental illness, dominatrix, dissociative identity disorder, mentally unstable, obsessive quest, doctors and patients, confined, power relations, phone sex, nightclub, rough sex, psychiatrist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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: realistic, touching, serious, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: dog, small town, realism, on the road, drifter, pets, down on your luck, scar, journey, survival, broken down car, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Brad (Michael Shannon) has committed murder and barricaded himself inside his house. With the help of his friends and neighbours, the cops piece together the strange tale of how this nice young man arrived at such a dark place; Based on a true ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, offbeat, suspense ...
Plot: murder, obsession, mental illness, suburbs, psychopath, crimes, deadly, parents and children, law enforcement, family problems, family relations, delusion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, peru, san diego california, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Powder Blue (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: On the gritty streets of LA, the destinies of four people desperate for connection and redemption are about to collide.
Style: bleak, serious, emotional, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: anxiety attack, strip club, redemption, exotic dancer, stripper, self discovery, human nature, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, hopes, family problems, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Distant (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Uzak/Distant chronicles the numbing loneliness, longing, and isolation in the lives of two men who are consumed by their own problems. Istanbul photographer Mahmut reluctantly receives his relative Yusuf, but the mingling of their lives does little ...
Style: bleak, serious, atmospheric, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: unemployment, loneliness, photographer, recession, midlife crisis, love and romance, urban, unfulfillment, human nature, introspection, looking for love, parents and children ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Detachment (2011)
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Country: USA
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: serious, gloomy, psychological, atmospheric, talky ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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First Winter (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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Style: serious, atmospheric, gloomy, realistic, psychological
Plot: survival, human nature, wilderness, isolation, social relations, innocence lost, confined, heroin, lesbian sex, female nudity, yoga, menage a trois ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Like Father, Like Son (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 121 min.
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Style: realistic, emotional, touching, serious, sincere ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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44%
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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, touching, serious, sentimental, sincere ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, new jersey
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The Passion of Anna (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Andreas, a man struggling with the recent demise of his marriage and his own emotional isolation, befriends a married couple also in the midst of psychological turmoil. In turn he meets Anna, who is grieving the recent deaths of her husband and son. ...
Style: bleak, psychological, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: island, isolation, couples, opposites attract, friendship, love affair, chaos and mayhem, destiny, deadly, love and romance, architect, solitude ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Decomposed (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: After his fiancee breaks up with him and gets engaged to another man, Dennis can't get over the idea that the cheap engagement ring he bought may have triggered it. When she dies, he convinces two grave robbers to steal the new ring from her ...
Style: sincere, serious, biting, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: true love, obsession, love and romance, haunted by the past, breakup, love, grave robbing, wedding ring
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: atmospheric, stylized, serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: obsession, revenge, samurai, sword fight, vengeance, suicide, performance, japanese culture, katana sword, gender bending, artists and showbiz, gender ...
Time: 19th century, 1930s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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In Praise of Love (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Someone we hear talking - but whom we do not see - speaks of a project which describes the four key moments of love: meeting, physical passion, arguments/separation and making up. This project is to be told through three couples: young, adult and ...
Style: psychological, serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: golden years, master and servant, showbiz, filmmaking, politics, cinema, essay, graffiti, philosophy, book, car, pornography ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Chelsea Walls (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: This movie tells five stories set in a single day at the famed Chelsea Hotel in New York City, involving an ensemble cast of some 30-35 characters.
Style: touching, serious, talky, gloomy, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hotel, musician's life, urban, writer's life, human nature, looking for love, addiction, down on your luck, nightlife, artists and showbiz, city life, mentally unstable ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, minneapolis minnesota ...
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39%
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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: sentimental, touching, emotional, psychological, serious ...
Plot: isolation, innocence lost, lake, forest, autism, family, self discovery, feral child, psychologist, twin sister, doctors and patients, wilderness ...
Time: 90s
Place: north carolina, usa
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39%
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: atmospheric, melancholic, touching, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: loneliness, midlife crisis, age difference, couple relations, culture clash, dull life, actor, hotel, unlikely couple, artists and showbiz, advertising, marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, yale university
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39%
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: touching, serious, realistic, feel good, sentimental
Plot: on the road, golden years, introspection, redemption, elderly, escapades, hopes, obsessive quest, parents and children, haunted by the past, estrangement, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Margaret (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A young woman witnesses a bus accident, and is caught up in the aftermath, where the question of whether or not it was intentional affects many people's lives.
Style: psychological, emotional, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bus, innocence lost, high school, teacher, mother daughter relationship, drugs/alcohol, haunted by the past, family, truth, road accident, investigation, police ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Under the Volcano (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Against a background of war breaking out in Europe and the Mexican fiesta Day of Death, we are taken through one day in the life of Geoffrey Firmin, a British consul living in alcoholic disrepair and obscurity in a small southern Mexican town in ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, gloomy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, one day, depression, human nature, tequila, wife husband relationship, drunk, alcoholic, dysfunctional family, introspection, couple relations, estrangement ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: mexico, latin america
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