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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, touching, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: family relations, parents and children, love and romance, family life, fall in love, love affair, master and servant, power relations, love, lesbian, student, snow, beach, old man, maid, storm, infidelity, platonic, painting, secret love, sino japanese war, letter, funeral, atomic bomb, little boy ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 20th century, year 1941, 1940s, 1930s
Place: japan, asia, hiroshima japan, pearl harbor

Most similar movies to The Little House

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and sentimental films with plots about love and romance, romance, couples, fall in love, love affair, parents and children and family relations mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like The Little House: Kabei: Our Mother (2008), A Simple Life (2011), Indochine (1992), The Hidden Blade (2004), Lost Paradise (1997). 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: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, emotional
Plot: life is a bitch, single parent, political unrest, state affairs, unsupportive parent, family relations, wartime life, parents and children, nationalism, conservatism, army, conservative ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The House of the Spirits (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Portugal, Germany, Denmark, USA, France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A rancher, his clairvoyant wife and their family face turbulent years in South America.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, epic ...
Plot: revolution, generation gap, political unrest, dictatorship, coup d'etat, civil war, parents and children, estate, family life, family relations, farm, justice ...
Time: 30s, 50s, 70s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: latin america, chile, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, realistic, touching, sentimental
Plot: maid, oldtimer, producer, social differences, society, family life, family relations, master and servant, power relations, film producer, fireworks, senior citizen
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Indochine (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
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, sentimental, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: fall in love, adoption, arranged marriage, navy, communism, cabaret, love triangle, naval officer, communist, interracial relations, love and romance, police corruption ...
Time: 40s, 30s, 1930s, 20th century, 50s ...
Place: asia, vietnam, france, europe, saigon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: stylized, serious, sentimental, gloomy, realistic
Plot: samurai, state affairs, vengeance, heroes, family life, family in crisis, love and romance, lone wolves, politics, martial arts, friendship, rivalry ...
Time: 1860s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.7
 422
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: touching, sexual, sentimental, emotional, serious ...
Plot: midlife crisis, unfulfilled love, romance, unfulfillment, love and romance, infidelity, tragic love, love affair, couples, dishonesty, sex, extramarital affair ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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, sincere, serious, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: family life, beauty salon, estrangement, aging, reunion, family relations, siblings relations, golden years, parents and children, couple relations, elderly, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.9
 7K
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: emotional, serious, realistic, touching
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: romance, love and romance, social differences, society, young lovers, forbidden love, countryside, youth, arranged marriage, diary, unfulfilled love, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 60s
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: touching, realistic, serious
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, lesbian, love and romance, romance, youth, small town, friends, teenage life, fall in love, couples, adolescence, heartache ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: love affair, love and romance, couple relations, romance, haunted by the past, countryside, fall in love, farm, couples, small town, society, pimp ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.7
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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, sexual, touching, realistic
Plot: last wish, love affair, infidelity, love triangle, parents and children, family relations, romance, love and romance, couples, dishonesty, fall in love, adultery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: sentimental, serious, sexy, realistic, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, rivalry, mentor, geisha, brothel, cinderella story, women, social differences, uninhibited rivalry, unfulfilled love, destiny, rise to the top ...
Time: 30s, 20s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: realistic, touching, gloomy, sentimental, serious
Plot: love affair, family problems, fall in love, elderly, hopes, couples, eccentric family, buddies, family life, golf, midlife crisis, single parent ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: touching, emotional, sentimental, romantic, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, parents and children, romance, infidelity, marriage crisis, middle age romance, true love, midlife crisis, love story, reconciliation, love, life philosophy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: sentimental, atmospheric, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: love and romance, unlikely couple, dealing with death, parents and children, boss and employee, couple relations, nanny, romance, family relations, fall in love, love affair, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, sexual, gloomy, sexy, touching ...
Plot: lesbian, dishonesty, parents and children, gays and lesbians, family relations, love and romance, romance, couples, love affair, fall in love, hollywood, battle of the sexes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.9
 10K
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: sentimental, realistic, serious, touching, stylized ...
Plot: terminal illness, romance, smuggling, couple relations, love and romance, husband wife relationship, travel, interracial love relationship, historical event, life philosophy, love story, betrayal ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1860s, 1870s
Place: japan, france, asia, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.5
 2K
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: captivating, serious, emotional, epic, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: unfulfilled love, lovers apart, parents and children, love and romance, true love, unfulfillment, romance, step siblings, fall in love, love affair, love triangle, bollywood ...
Time: 20th century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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, sincere, serious, realistic, touching
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: family life, matchmaking, siblings relations, family in crisis, forces of nature, romance, family relations, family problems, couples, working class, sister sister relationship, sister ...
Time: 20th century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: realistic, serious, sincere, thought provoking, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, parents and children, hopes, romance, family relations, small town, small town life, couples, fall in love, farm, infidelity, fish out of water ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: sentimental, touching, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, couple relations, love and romance, looking for love, love affair, couples, fall in love, train, school, widower, widow, love ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: gloomy, touching, stylized, emotional, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, forbidden love, family business, human nature, uncontrollable, parents and children, unfulfillment, love and romance, family relations, dishonesty, couples, sake ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: stylized, serious, emotional, realistic, touching
Plot: island, love and romance, couples, torment, love triangle, beach, romance, lovers apart, forbidden love, female nudity, love, infidelity ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching
Plot: countryside, parents and children, wartime life, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, love and romance, lovers apart, romance, youth, pregnancy, soldier, young lovers ...
Time: 20th century, 30s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: realistic, serious, sincere, sexual, gloomy ...
Plot: infidelity, military, dishonesty, strong sexual content, love affair, love triangle, political unrest, fall in love, couples, soldier, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: 40s, 30s, 20th century, 1940s, 1950s ...
Place: europe, germany, france, berlin germany, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Jan Dara (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Thailand
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jan Dara grows up in a house lacking in love but abundant in lust. He quickly picks up the sinful way of life of the man who married his mother after she became pregnant from being raped. His 'father's' mistress welcomes the young boy ...
Style: sexual, realistic, serious, emotional, sincere
Plot: coming of age, infidelity, nanny, sexual relations, family relations, master and servant, parents and children, couple relations, dealing with death, love and romance, vengeance, love triangle ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, realistic, serious
Plot: love affair, sexual relations, master and servant, social differences, disability, infidelity, society, obsession, couples, fall in love, countryside, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 20s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: realistic, emotional, serious, touching
Plot: love affair, older woman younger man relationship, romance, unlikely couple, love and romance, parents and children, youth, fall in love, coming of age, haunted by the past, family relations, parent child relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: realistic, serious, atmospheric, sentimental, touching
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: train, longing, love triangle, infidelity, countryside, train ride, love and romance, unfulfillment, romance, couple relations, frame up, love affair ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.9
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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, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, true love, young lovers, love affair, love story, romance, power of love, love triangle, lovers reunited, social differences, fall in love, loss of loved one ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 90s, 1940s, 1990s
Place: south carolina, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%