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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: sentimental, realistic, psychological, captivating, touching, serious, stylized
Plot: love affair, fall in love, master and servant, family relations, secret love, funeral, letter, romance, society, sino japanese war, parents and children, family life, love and romance, strong female presence, power relations, love, lesbian, world war two, student, snow, storm, beach, old man, maid, chambermaid ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, year 1941, 30s, 40s
Place: japan, asia, pearl harbor, hiroshima japan

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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 society mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like The Little House: Memoirs of a Geisha (2005), Kabei: Our Mother (2008), The Makioka Sisters (1983), Lady Chatterley's Lover (2015), Tokyo Family (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Japan, 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: captivating, dramatic, sentimental, stylized, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: geisha, women, brothel, rivalry, japanese culture, mentor, older man younger woman relationship, love story, love and romance, loss of virginity, loss of sister, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan, tokyo
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75%
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: sincere, touching, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: life is a bitch, world war two, parents and children, political unrest, wartime life, family relations, single parent, state affairs, unsupportive parent, nationalism, death in the family, wartime ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: family relations, matchmaking, family problems, couples, world war two, romance, family in crisis, family life, forces of nature, working class, siblings relations, nubile woman ...
Time: 20th century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Lady Chatterley's Lover (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An early-20th-century tale of love across class boundaries which tells the legendary and romantic story of Lady Chatterley’s affair with her gamekeeper. Jed Mercurio’s adaptation of DH Lawrence’s classic.
Style: sexual, serious, realistic, sexy, captivating ...
Plot: master and servant, love affair, social differences, infidelity, cheating on husband, society, obsession, sexual relations, romance, couples, unfulfillment, countryside ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1910s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: realistic, touching, emotional, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: family life, parents and children, aging, beauty salon, siblings relations, couple relations, elderly, bittersweet, family problems, estrangement, family relations, golden years ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, east asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.8
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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, non-linear
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: forbidden love, love triangle, social differences, youth, romance, fall in love, society, love affair, young lovers, family relations, diary, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 60s, 20th century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Polish Bride (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Drama on the dawning love between a Polish woman and a farmer. Anna is forced to work in a brothel, but manages to escape. She's found, exhausted and scared, by Henk (the farmer) who offers her a place to stay, but her past chases her.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, sentimental ...
Plot: countryside, love affair, couple relations, love and romance, fall in love, haunted by the past, romance, farm, small town, society, prostitute, pimp ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 459
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: realistic, touching, serious, emotional, sexual ...
Plot: adultery, fall in love, love affair, family relations, love triangle, parents and children, couples, dishonesty, romance, last wish, infidelity, funeral ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hawaii, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Sentimental Destinies (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 180 min.
Story: In late nineteenth century Charante, Protestant minister Jean Barnery causes local disquiet when he arranges a separation from his obsessive wife...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching, gloomy
Plot: family business, factory, social differences, forbidden love, love affair, society, couples, crumbling marriage, romance, infidelity, tragic love, fall in love ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1929
Place: switzerland, europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Hidden Blade (2004)
Genre: 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: stylized, sentimental, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: samurai, caste system, love and romance, politics, family life, vengeance, martial arts, social class, edo period, sword fight, revenge, honor ...
Time: 1860s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, sentimental, realistic, touching, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, prostitute, samurai, looking for love, couple relations, hopes, couples, village, unfulfilled love, village life, fall in love, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Green Chariot (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel
Duration: 47 min.
Story: Emigration to Israel challenges Sasha's Jewish identity. Will love help him to go over this crisis?
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional
Plot: fall in love, moral dilemma, society, romance, love and romance, immigrants, family relations, religions or cults, parents and children, misfit, jewish, engagement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
A Married Woman (2005)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 130 min.
Story: They fall in love before they know its meaning, Lolita, orphaned at an early age & Shekhar, who reaches out & gives her the security she craves.They share joys & sorrows through childhood & adolescence,unknown to them ...
Style: realistic, captivating, atmospheric, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, fall in love, couple relations, couples, family relations, family in crisis, love triangle, parents and children, social differences, love affair, romance, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: india, asia, kolkata
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Mademoiselle Chambon (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Véronique Chambon (Sandrine Kiberlain), a single schoolteacher and Jean (Vincent Lindon), discover an unexpected bond that causes them to question the direction of their lives. They move in different social circles but their relationship develops ...
Style: serious, psychological, sentimental, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, love affair, fall in love, obsession, infidelity, family problems, family relations, unfulfillment, small town, social differences, teacher, couples ...
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Golden Bowl (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An intricately plotted tale of thwarted love and betrayal, "The Golden Bowl" tells the story of an extravagantly rich American widower and his sheltered daughter, both of whom marry only to discover that their respective mates, a beautiful ...
Style: suspense, serious, stylized, realistic, biting ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, love affair, fall in love, family problems, couples, romance, dishonesty, society, parents and children, crumbling marriage, adultery ...
Time: 20th century, edwardian era, 19th century
Place: italy, england, europe, london, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Love Street (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A handyman in a 1940s Paris brothel tries to help the prostitute he loves with her singing career and romantic life.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sexual, melancholic ...
Plot: prostitute, romance, wartime life, fall in love, couples, love and romance, world war two, black market, poker, card playing, brothel, singing competition ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Don't Let Me Drown (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In a post-September 11th world overflowing with fear and hate, two Latino teens discover that sometimes the only thing that can keep them from drowning is love.
Style: realistic, sentimental, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, romance, immigrants, society, youth, family relations, parents and children, teenager, post september 11 2001, love, sexual content, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, realistic, emotional, sentimental, atmospheric
Plot: love affair, parents and children, boss and employee, couple relations, fall in love, love and romance, romance, dealing with death, nanny, unlikely couple, couples, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Diving to save a camera from a fall down a flight of stairs, high school junior Naomi Sukuse wakes with no memory of the last four years. Naomi must remember who she was and figure out who she wants to be in this story of love and second chances.
Style: sentimental, emotional, captivating, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: high school, memory loss, romance, teenage love, love triangle, self discovery, fall in love, social relations, youth, amnesia, society, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, usa, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Once Upon a Time in Rio (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Situated just above the awe-inspiring Ipanema beach in Rio is the Cantagalo slum. Every day, floods of Cantagalo residents make their way down the mountain, only to disappear into their surroundings as part of the invisible working-class that cleans ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: love, love and romance, romance, social differences, forbidden love, parents and children, life is a bitch, fall in love, rich and poor, family relations, couples, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, rio de janeiro, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Sonny Boy (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Waldemar Nods, a young man from Suriname, meets the older Dutch woman Rika van der Lans and they fall in love. In pre-WWII Netherlands they could not be more different. The one black, the other white, 17 years between them and on top of that Rika ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: interracial relations, forbidden love, unlikely couple, romance, love affair, couples, society, family relations, parents and children, racism, forceful separation, bittersweet ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.7
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Desire (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In 1945 Spain a young man with Nazi contacts fell in love with a left wing family woman.
Style: stylized, sentimental, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: dangerous attraction, love triangle, love affair, nazism, society, romance, political unrest, state affairs, love and romance, infidelity, betrayal, dishonesty ...
Time: 1930s
Place: spain, madrid, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.5
 401
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: realistic, serious, touching
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, fall in love, youth, love and romance, romance, couples, small town, friends, adolescence, lesbian, first love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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I Want You (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Sequel to "Three Steps Above Heaven". The sexy Gin (Clara Lago) is the new love of Hache (Mario Casas), but this can not forget his former girlfriend (Maria Valverde), so the love triangle is inevitable.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: teenage love, love affair, fall in love, love triangle, loss of friend, motor sport, haunted by the past, love and romance, romance, starting over, friendship, rebel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.8
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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, romantic, motivational ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: romance, fall in love, true love, love and romance, love story, power of love, lovers reunited, love triangle, social differences, love affair, young lovers, love at first sight ...
Time: 1940s, 90s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: south carolina, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.1
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Sometimes (1976)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 177 min.
Story: A story spanning two generations, where two lovers are forced to marry against their will, but hold onto memories of their romance. Years later circumstances force them to confront their spouses, their children and each other.
Style: realistic, serious, saga, captivating, epic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: young lovers, romance, unfulfillment, love and romance, true love, love affair, parents and children, unfulfilled love, fall in love, love triangle, destiny, step siblings ...
Time: 20th century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: atmospheric, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, love affair, love triangle, couple relations, fall in love, longing, couples, romance, dishonesty, train travel, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, train ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 251
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, sentimental, realistic, touching, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: romance, love affair, fall in love, couples, friends, police officer, haunted by the past, dating, amnesiac, couple relations, love and romance, ex girlfriend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Falling for a Dancer (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Romantic drama set in rural Ireland of the 1930s. The story begins when 19-year-old Elizabeth has a brief fling with an actor and falls pregnant. Community pressure forces her to marry a dull middle-aged man, but maybe there is hope on the horizon.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, gloomy, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, countryside, pregnancy, couples, unfulfilled love, love affair, tragic love, haunted by the past, bittersweet, society, love and romance, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1930s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.0
 2K
The Light (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Camille arrives in Ouessant, the island of her birth off the Brittany coast, to sell the family home. She spends a last night in the house during which she discovers a secret. In 1963 a man came to work with her father, who was the Jument lighthouse ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: island, lighthouse, love triangle, fall in love, love affair, dishonesty, romance, love of one's life, family secret, village, storm, friendship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, atlantic ocean, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%