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The Little House (2014)
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The Little House (2014)
Original name: 小さいおうち
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Following the death of the unmarried and childless Taki, Takeshi, a young relative of hers, discovers several pages of closely written lines in which the old lady has recorded her memories. This is how he learns the truth about her youth working as a housemaid and nanny for the Hirai family in a little house in Tokyo with a red gabled roof.
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, realistic, stylized
Plot: master and servant, love affair, love, family life, love and romance, power relations, parents and children, fall in love, family relations, autobiography, sino japanese war, man in a wheelchair, atomic bomb, secret love, platonic, maid, old man, drawing, storm, letter, infidelity, concert, beach, lesbian, funeral ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, year 1941, 1930s, 1940s
Place: japan, asia, hiroshima japan, pearl harbor

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sentimental films with plots about love and romance, romance, couples, fall in love, love affair, family relations and parents and children mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like The Little House: Kabei: Our Mother (2008), Indochine (1992), A Simple Life (2011), The Hidden Blade (2004), Tokyo Family (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Kabei: Our Mother (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Set in Tokyo in 1940, the peaceful life of the Nogami Family suddenly changes when the father, Shigeru, is arrested and accused of being a Communist. His wife Kayo works frantically from morning to night to maintain the household and bring up her ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: life is a bitch, single parent, parents and children, family relations, political unrest, wartime life, state affairs, unsupportive parent, nationalism, conservatism, conservative, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: asia, tokyo, japan
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100%
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Indochine (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 148 min.
Story: The story starts in the 1930s at one of the largest rubber-tree plantations in Indochine (Vietnam). This plantation is owned by the French colonist Eliane, a proud woman who lives with her father and her native adoptive daughter Camille. She ...
Style: serious, epic, atmospheric, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: fall in love, interracial relations, love triangle, love and romance, adoption, naval officer, police corruption, culture clash, romance, cabaret, navy, arranged marriage ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 20th century, 50s, 1930s
Place: asia, vietnam, france, europe, saigon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Simple Life (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The relationship between a middle-aged man (Andy Lau) and the elderly woman (Deanie Ip), who has been the family's helper for sixty years.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching
Plot: master and servant, family life, family relations, power relations, social differences, society, maid, oldtimer, producer, senior citizen, film producer, fireworks
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Hidden Blade (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Set in 19th Century Japan a young samurai who finds himself in love with a farm girl leaves his home to begin a new life. He has to take stock of his new life when he is put to the test and ordered to kill a traitor who just happens to be his ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, sentimental, stylized
Plot: samurai, martial arts, vengeance, friendship, family life, heroes, rivalry, lone wolves, family in crisis, revolution, politics, love and romance ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Tokyo Family (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 146 min.
Story: In this film director Yoji Yamada bows down before his teacher and role model. Yamada was assistant director on Yazujirō Ozu’s Tōkyō monogatari, a moving family portrait set after the Second World War. In his remake, Yamada has made very few ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: golden years, aging, parents and children, elderly, family relations, couple relations, siblings relations, reunion, estrangement, family life, family problems, beauty salon ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
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69%
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Lost Paradise (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The tragic tale of two lovers whose passion burns so intensely it destroys them.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sexual, sentimental ...
Plot: love affair, midlife crisis, sex, extramarital affair, love and romance, romance, unfulfillment, couples, infidelity, tragic love, unfulfilled love, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
A Man and a Woman (1966)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A man and a woman meet by accident on a Sunday evening at their childrens' boarding school. Slowly, they reveal themselves to each other, finding that each is a widow.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: romance, couple relations, widow, widower, fall in love, school, train, love and romance, couples, looking for love, love affair, love ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Blue (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An introverted schoolgirl falls in love and starts a relationship with one of her classmates. Set in a small seaside town in Japan, the love of her life eventually leaves her for her boyfriend in Tokyo. Kayako Kirishima of the third year at a high ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: lesbian, teenage love, love and romance, youth, adolescence, small town, fall in love, romance, teenage life, couples, friends, first love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Makioka Sisters (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: This sensuously beautiful film chronicles the activities of four sisters who gather in Kyoto every year to view the cherry blossoms. It paints a vivid portrait of the pre-war lifestyle of the wealthy Makioka family from Osaka, and draws a parallel ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: siblings relations, forces of nature, romance, family relations, family in crisis, working class, family life, couples, family problems, matchmaking, women, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A sweeping romantic epic set in Japan in the years before World War II, a penniless Japanese child is torn from her family to work as a maid in a geisha house.
Style: serious, sentimental, sexy, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: rivalry, love and romance, mentor, uninhibited rivalry, destiny, social differences, unfulfilled love, cinderella story, geisha, rise to the top, women, japanese culture ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, countryside, tragic love, love and romance, soldier, parents and children, pregnancy, wartime life, life is a bitch, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 30s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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The Classic (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Shy Ji-hae's friend is having problems expressing her feelings to the boy she loves, so she asks Ji-hae to write e-mails to him in her name. As the boy falls in love with her letters, Ji-hae discovers the story of her mother's romance ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: young lovers, romance, love affair, love, love at first sight, love letter, village, unfulfilled love, countryside, fall in love, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Little England (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Greece
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Τwo sisters from the island of Andros, dubbed Little England because of its affluence, are both in love with the same man. Set in the Greek Civil War period and ending in the 1950s, the movie is based on the homonymous novel by Ioanna Karystiani.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, stylized, touching
Plot: love and romance, island, love triangle, beach, romance, couples, lovers apart, torment, infidelity, sister sister relationship, love, female nudity ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
An Autumn Afternoon (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Shuhei Hirayama is a widower with a 24-year-old daughter. Gradually, he comes to realize that she should not be obliged to look after him for the rest of his life, so he arranges a marriage for her.
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, sentimental, touching
Plot: single parent, romance, aging, human nature, redemption, couple relations, love affair, parents and children, unfulfilled love, eccentric family, family gatherings, family in crisis ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Nights in Rodanthe (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two unhappy people's lives become entwined when they have a life changing romance. Adrienne is a woman who's trying to decide whether to stay in her unhappy marriage or not. Her life changes when Paul, a doctor who is traveling to ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, romantic, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, parents and children, infidelity, romance, marriage crisis, midlife crisis, middle age romance, true love, love affair, love story, love, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
At the Midnight Hour (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, Germany, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Wealthy widower Richard Keaton engages young widow Elizabeth 'Liz' Guinness as the 4th consecutive nanny for his pre-teen, equally science-devoted son Andrew, with instructions to disturb neither. She learns of mother Alycia's fatal ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, atmospheric, emotional
Plot: unlikely couple, romance, boss and employee, love affair, love and romance, family relations, nanny, dealing with death, couple relations, parents and children, fall in love, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Sea Is Watching (2002)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Based on Akira Kurosawa's final unproduced script, this Edo-period drama takes place almost entirely inside an ocean-village brothel. O-Shin is a young brothel worker who one night helps a young samurai escape from his pursuers. Against the ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, gloomy
Plot: friendship, prostitute, samurai, romance, fall in love, village, love and romance, couples, social relations, friends, couple relations, looking for love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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The Maid (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An emotionally troubled teenager gets into a passionate relationship with the older French woman working in his father's house.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching
Plot: love affair, older woman younger man relationship, romance, parents and children, parent child relationship, love and romance, family relations, unlikely couple, haunted by the past, coming of age, fall in love, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Getting Married in Buffalo Jump (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Years have passed since Sophie (Wendy Crewson) left the ranch her family calls home to pursue her dream of becoming a singer. The death of her father means that Sophie, now 30, must return to the home she left behind so long ago. Once there, ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: starting over, romance, fall in love, farm, fish out of water, small town, love and romance, couples, moral dilemma, infidelity, parents and children, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Once Is Not Enough (1975)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: An over-the-hill movie producer marries a wealthy, spiteful woman and closeted lesbian just to please his spoiled daughter who then, in an attempt to spite him, seduces both a wealthy playboy and a local screenwriter.
Style: serious, sexy, realistic, gloomy, sexual ...
Plot: lesbian, hollywood, battle of the sexes, obsession, romance, love affair, love triangle, parents and children, love and romance, couples, family relations, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
A French Woman (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Wed just as war breaks out, Jeanne hardly gets to know her military husband, Louis, before the debacle of 1940. While waiting for his return from a POW camp, Jeanne journeys through countless affairs with Louis' comrades- in-arms. Hoping to ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: infidelity, military, strong sexual content, couple relations, love affair, unfulfilled love, romance, dishonesty, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, year 1944, year 1940 ...
Place: europe, france, germany, algeria, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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, urban, couple relations, romance, taiwanese, fall in love, love affair, wooing, couples, friends
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Zhou Yu's Train (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Zhou Yu, a ceramic artisan in China's rural Northwest, has a deep rapport with Chen Qing, a shy sensitive poet. Taking a long train ride every weekend just to make mad passionate love with him, her longing seems insatiable. Until one day, she ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, sentimental, touching
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: train, couple relations, infidelity, romance, love affair, love triangle, countryside, fall in love, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, frame up ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Beta (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 171 min.
Story: Beta is the story of Raju, the only child of a widowed multi millionaire. Raju's father can provide him anything he wants but Raju's only desire is to get mother's love, in order to please Raju, his father gets married to Nagmani, ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: false accusation, supportive spouse, couple relations, parents and children, bollywood, true love, romance, family life, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.9
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Silk (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, France, Italy, UK, Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on the best-selling novel by Alessandro Baricco, this visually stunning film tells the story of a French trader who finds unexpected love far away from home.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, melancholic ...
Plot: terminal illness, romance, forbidden love, fall in love, love and romance, couples, village, social relations, couple relations, infidelity, village life, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1860s, 1870s
Place: japan, france, asia, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The End of Summer (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The Kohayakawa family is thrown into distress when childlike father Manbei takes up with his old mistress, in one of Ozu’s most deftly modulated blendings of comedy and tragedy.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, witty, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, human nature, forbidden love, couples, parents and children, family business, dishonesty, love and romance, unfulfillment, family relations, uncontrollable, japanese culture ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.7
 336
Tempted (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The strain of juggling her responsibilities as wife, mother, and successful paralegal have worn Emma Burke (Virginia Madsen) out. Thus it is that Emma welcomes the opportunity to briefly take leave of her Boston home and head for sunny Hawaii. It is ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sexual, touching
Plot: love affair, romance, parents and children, love and romance, family relations, infidelity, love triangle, fall in love, dishonesty, couples, last wish, adultery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, hawaii, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.3
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Together (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Comprised by two love stories: The first story features Donnie Yen as a traffic cop, “Mr. Cool” who never smiles due to a rare disease. He meets and falls in love with Michelle Chen, a patient with amnesia, and spends most of her time looking ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, couple relations, romance, fall in love, love affair, couples, friends, haunted by the past, mini skirt, ex girlfriend, materialism, mobile phone ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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, serious, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: true love, young lovers, love and romance, love affair, love triangle, power of love, lovers reunited, social differences, love story, fall in love, romance, loss of loved one ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 90s, 1940s, 1990s
Place: south carolina, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.4
 13K
Café de Flore (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jacqueline is a young mother living in 1960s Paris with her disabled son Laurent. Abandoned by her husband, Jacqueline sacrifices everything to care for her son and vows to give Laurent a “normal” life full of happiness. Antoine, is a successful ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: love affair, down syndrome, divorced parents, parents and children, divorced man, divorced father, divorced mother, romance, hopes, love and romance, mentally challenged, destiny ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 20th century, 21st century, 1960s ...
Place: canada, france, quebec, paris france, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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