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An Adolescent (2001)
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An Adolescent (2001)
Original name: an adolescent
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Tomokawa is a tough guy turned bored cop who spends much of his time sating lonely housewives and looking after retarded teen Sukemasa. One day while hanging out at a bar, he is approached by a 15-year-old enjo kosai named Yoko, offering a round of illicit sex in exchange for cash. Though he demurs, their paths cross again and soon a relationship of sorts forms. Yoko, it turns out, is Sukemasa's sister; and both are the children of his old flame Yukie, a grasping, self-centered woman. Moreover, Yoko's grandfather is responsible for the massive tattoo sprawling across Tomokawa's back. Tomokawa soon takes both teens under his wing, protecting them from their heartless mother, and their lecherous stepfather. Soon, Yoko gets a similarly massive tattoo illustrating her bond with her policeman savior.
Style: psychological, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: mentally challenged, tattoo, teenage life, life is a bitch, introspection, tough heroes, prostitute, youth, romance, misfit, love and romance, family problems, society, couples, social misfits, teenage girl, sexual relations, estrangement, police, bar, life turned upside down, adolescence, sexual fantasy, teenager, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, psychological and touching films with plots about couples, love and romance, romance, society, youth, teenage life and misfit mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like An Adolescent: Runaways (2003), Blue (2002), Before I Forget (2007), Oysters at Nam Kee's (2002), Rashevski's Tango (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Runaways (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Steve Moore is sixteen and lives with his younger sister, mother Cheryl and her boyfriend John, in a modest house in Bakersfield, California. An abusive and often intoxicated man, John rules the household, and though his attacks on Steve result in ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, psychological, humorous
Plot: downfall, on the run, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, dysfunctional family, estrangement, destructive relationship, addiction, pregnancy, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas
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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, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, couples, romance, youth, love and romance, fall in love, friends, small town, adolescence, heartache, japanese teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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93%
Before I Forget (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A portrait of a 58-year-old man battling his inner demons on the search for self-discovery.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, sincere, sexual ...
Plot: unfulfillment, love and romance, coming out, couples, self discovery, gender, romance, aging, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, transsexual, prostitute ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe
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83%
Oysters at Nam Kee's (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Young Dutch dropout, Berry, falls in love with slightly older nightclub dancer and ex-nude model Thera and gives up his social live with his dodgy comrades and fine family to make a three-stop 'world tour' together. Suddenly Thera ODs ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, entertaining, erotic
Plot: fall in love, drug abuse, obsession, love and romance, life is a bitch, romance, couples, dangerous attraction, unfulfilled love, brother brother relationship, love, sexual relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, holland, amsterdam
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67%
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Rashevski's Tango (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Belgium, Luxembourg, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Adolphe 'Dolfo' Rashevski travels to Israel with grandson Ric, but his brother, orthodox rabbi Samuel 'Shmouel, refuses to come attend their fellow Auschwitz survivor sister Rosa's funeral. Back in their home, the whole ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, humorous
Plot: family problems, couples, society, youth, romance, adoption, introspection, family life, hopes, death in the family, anti semitism, pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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66%
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, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, immigrants, romance, parents and children, family relations, society, youth, teenager, post september 11 2001, love, profanity, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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66%
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In My Pocket (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A harrowing journey down the dark spiral of drug addiction. As Stephen Jameson's carefully constructed life slowly falls apart, his belief system is shattered when he discovers that he's no longer the functioning addict that he once was.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, atmospheric, captivating
Plot: addiction, romance, drug abuse, life is a bitch, drug addict, pills, couples, introspection, society, drug rehabilitation, junkie, drugs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles
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60%
Crying Out Love in the Center of the World (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 138 min.
Story: While searching for his fiancee Ritsuko, Sakutarou rediscovers through flashbacks the void deep within him caused by the events from his high school days.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: love affair, teenage love, haunted by the past, love, romance, youth, hopes, teenage life, couples, slice of life, first love, memory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1986
Place: japan, asia
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58%
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My Brother the Vampire (2001)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Josh is about to turn 30; he's mentally retarded, and likes to play at being a vampire. His sister Nicole is 15, and dealing with her impending womanhood; middle brother Mike is the "normal" one, but in some ways the most childish - ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, funny ...
Plot: mentally challenged, love and romance, dysfunctional family, teenage life, obsession, sexual relations, siblings relations, youth, lifestyle, misfit, couples, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Gypsy Girl (1966)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young, lonely, mentaly retarded teenage girl finds solace in burying dead animals after the sudden death of a friend of hers.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious
Plot: village, countryside, pets, romance, church, family relations, solace, social relations, family problems, mental institution, teenage life, love and romance ...
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Place: england, europe
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55%
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Late Autumn (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea, Hong Kong, China, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Anna learns in prison that her mother has passed away in Seattle. Prison officials grants Anna a three day furlough to attend her mother's funeral. Anna embarks on a long trip to Seattle. Hoon is a Korean immigrant who works as a gigolo. Hoon ...
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: introspection, impossible love, immigrants, love and romance, couples, society, bittersweet, gigolo, release from prison, self defense, social misfits, unlikely couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seattle, usa
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53%
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: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, samurai, prostitute, looking for love, couple relations, hopes, couples, village, fall in love, unfulfilled love, village life, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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51%
A Good Day to Be Black & Sexy (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A between-the-sheets peek at Black Love and Sexuality
Style: humorous, sincere, realistic, semi serious, sexy ...
Plot: society, love and romance, youth, lifestyle, teenage life, sexual relations, couples, coming of age, artists and showbiz, battle of the sexes, loss of virginity, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
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50%
Address Unknown (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Romances end in blood and the frail hopes of individuals are torn apart in a vile karmic continuity of colonialism, civil war and occupation. After surviving Japanese colonization, Korea became the first war zone of the Cold War. The legacy of war ...
Style: psychological, sincere, rough, serious, emotional ...
Plot: life is a bitch, teenage life, haunted by the past, wartime life, social misfits, society, youth, love and romance, family relations, rebellion, couple relations, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
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Ashley (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A teenage girl, distraught from her vain attempt to connect with her estranged mother, resorts to cutting herself. When she develops an online relationship with an older woman, she learns to accept her sexuality and the endless solitude of sprawling ...
Style: touching, serious, captivating, psychological, bleak ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Oasis (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Oasis is a love story of two young people abandoned by families. A young man released from prison visits the widow of the man he killed drunk-driving. There he meets her daughter, wheelchair bound with cerebral palsy. Will these two lost people find ...
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: romance, love affair, unlikely couple, starting over, opposites attract, haunted by the past, friendship, family problems, society, love and romance, life is a bitch, disability ...
Time: contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea
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Cafe Setareh (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Iran
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: psychological, sentimental, touching, sincere, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran
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45%
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Cages (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Eve is an emergency medical technician who falls in love with Damien (Sagamore Stévenin), a handsome and caring man who runs a neighborhood bar in the Belgian countryside. When Damien and Eve become a couple, she joins him in looking after the bar ...
Style: psychological, serious, sexy, suspenseful, sexual ...
Plot: life turned upside down, couple relations, infidelity, misfit, dishonesty, love and romance, hopes, couples, family problems, bar, husband wife relationship, bondage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe
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I Love You Too (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 99 min.
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Style: psychological, serious, realistic, erotic, suspenseful ...
Plot: infidelity, femdom, losing-it hero, lifestyle, romance, dangerous attraction, haunted by the past, couples, dishonesty, family problems, love affair, sexual relations ...
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Messages from the Sea (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Egypt
Duration: 133 min.
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Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: society, fall in love, romance, prostitute, homecoming, unfulfillment, speech impediment, friendship, bittersweet, love and romance, misfit, unlikely couple ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, egypt
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Loverboy (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A neglected daughter becomes a possessive mother in an emotional journey into the heart and mind of a woman who loved too much.
Style: psychological, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, dysfunctional family, mental illness, pregnancy, parents and children, life is a bitch, single parent, family relations, family problems, teenage life, babies and infants, motherhood ...
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Last Quarter (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
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Style: realistic, emotional, serious, captivating, melancholic ...
Plot: betrayal, friendship, introspection, couples, romance, teenage life, buddies, orphan, reincarnation, best friends, human nature, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
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40%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A routine trick propels a tall, dark, cynical hustler into a series of life-changing encounters in this drama. But this amicable and sexually efficient rent boy begins to look at himself differently when he finds himself lost in a maze-like ...
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, sentimental, sexy ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco
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Puppylove (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Diane is a mysterious and lonely teenager. Sharing special bonds with her father Christian, she takes care of the education of her brother Marc. The arrival of Julia in the neighborhood, a charismatic and liberated young British woman, is going to ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, captivating, psychological ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe
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36%
Desperados on the Block (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Their paths cross in the elevator of an anonymous student block in Munich: Clara, Motek, and Sin are three strangers in Germany, longing for acceptance and warmth, searching for a spark of the feeling we call "home". DESPERADOS ON THE ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: love and romance, cause and meaning, looking for love, college life, student life, bittersweet, immigrants, youth, romance, society, social misfits, misfit ...
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Place: germany
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Bo (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Fifteen year old Deborah meets Jennifer who steers her into a career as an escort. Under the alias Bo she begins a new life that she cannot handle and starts a downward spiral that only she can end.
Style: rough, captivating, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: teenage prostitution, prostitute, downfall, lifestyle, teenage life, destructive relationship, woman in danger, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, drug abuse, youth, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: antwerp, europe, belgium
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Spider Lilies (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When Jade, a web-cam girl, visits Takeko's tattoo studio she becomes entranced with the image of the spider lily and with Takeko as well. In order to get closer to the object of her desire, Jade asks Takeko to give her the same lily tattoo, ...
Style: sexy, captivating, realistic, psychological, erotic ...
Plot: tattoo, femme fatale, romance, haunted by the past, introspection, power relations, lifestyle, reunion, lesbian interest, soul mate, computers and web, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Keith (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Natalie (Elisabeth Harnois) is high school royalty, but her queen bee status falls apart when she falls for the new guy at school. Although Keith (Jesse McCartney) ignores her at first, they soon become friends -- even though Natalie suspects that ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, bad ending, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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36%
No Greater Love (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Jeff and Heather Baker were life long sweethearts and happily married... for a time. But at her greatest moment of weakness, Heather abandons Jeff, forcing Jeff to raise their young son alone. Ten years later, through a God ordained encounter, Jeff ...
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, contemplative, sentimental ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Numb (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Hudson Milbank is a successful Hollywood screenwriter who suddenly and strangely finds himself without any emotional feelings. He tries doctor after doctor and shrink after shrink, but nothing works. The Golf Channel, lesbian exercise classes and a ...
Style: psychological, humorous, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
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Time: contemporary
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35%