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The Makioka Sisters (1983)
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The Makioka Sisters (1983)
Original name: 細雪
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 between their activities and the seasonal variations in Japan.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, captivating, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: family relations, world war two, romance, family life, family problems, couples, working class, forces of nature, matchmaking, siblings relations, family in crisis, nubile woman, women, sister sister relationship, marriage, husband and wife, arranged marriage, japanese woman, sister, small business, husband wife relationship, kimono, small business owner, nubile, nubile girl
Time: 20th century
Place: japan

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About Her Brother (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Ginko’s younger brother Tetsuro, a failed comedian, is the oddball of the family. Embarrassing, loud and plain inappropriate at times causes Ginko to disown him. The two reunite when she discovers Tetsuro is terminally ill. Tetsuro’s impending ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Little House (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 136 min.
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Style: sentimental, realistic, captivating, psychological, serious ...
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Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 40s, 30s ...
Place: japan, asia, pearl harbor, hiroshima japan
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86%
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Sons & Lovers (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 192 min.
Story: Filmmaker Stephen Whittaker adapts author D.H. Lawrence's simmering tale of sex, love, and family. In the years leading up to World War I, the problems faced by many families were uncannily similar to the issues that mankind would still be ...
Style: serious, realistic, romantic, sincere
Plot: self discovery, family relations, writer's life, love and romance, crumbling marriage, romance, family in crisis, dysfunctional family, parents and children, couples, family problems, unfulfillment ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Alexander the Last (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: An ensemble drama about a married actress, her sister and their myriad sexual and creative temptations.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Audience: date night
Plot: family problems, love and romance, love triangle, human nature, crumbling marriage, artists and showbiz, actor's life, lifestyle, couple relations, love affair, siblings relations, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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Heavenly Forest (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The story begins with Makoto Segawa, a freshman at Meikei University. On the day of his university entrance ceremony, Makoto meets a fresh-faced, quirky girl named Shizuru. Makoto has a complex which causes him to shy away from contact with other ...
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, emotional, serious
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, fall in love, couple relations, young lovers, youth, romance, student life, death, photograph, couples, university, love and romance ...
Place: japan
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74%
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Diamond Girl (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Africa, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Denny Montana never looks at Claire. She has been working for him for four years and fallen in love at a distance. When Denny's brother Regan returns to oversee the sale of the family vineyard, Claire and Reganen makes pact. To make Denny ...
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, serious
Plot: womanizer, family relations, starting over, love triangle, homecoming, fall in love, romance, dishonesty, love and romance, hopes, couples, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.5
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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: date night, girls' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.3
 355
Fine Things (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Standard romantic melodrama from novelist Danielle Steele finds a couple embroiled in marital conflict with a nasty child-custody battle at its center.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: pregnancy, reunion, missing person, family problems, family relations, couples, romance, rescue, single parent, love and romance, unfulfillment, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 6.4
 53
Hard Sun (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After the death of her parents, a young woman assumes primary guardianship of her special needs brother. But as she attempts to balance her new life with her brother and her own blossoming romance, it becomes painfully clear that life will only make ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: family relations, family problems, mentally challenged, youth, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, life is a bitch, brother sister relationship, siblings relations, loss of parent, guardian, child care ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
A Village Affair (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
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Style: emotional, realistic, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: village life, romance, infidelity, adultery, family life, family relations, society, family problems, love and romance, dishonesty, love affair, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Follow The Stars Home (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Two brothers - one virtuous, one feckless - are in love with the same woman. She falls for Brother Wrong, carrying a torch for him even after he deserts her. But Brother Right remains steadfast and available. What's unusual here is why the bad ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, uplifting, touching, serious ...
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Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: realistic, sincere, touching, serious, gloomy
Audience: date night, girls' night
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Place: memphis, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The American Standards (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating
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Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 102 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 105 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 127
Villa Touma (2014)
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Style: realistic, sincere, serious, captivating
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Closing the Ring (2007)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 651
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Style: touching, uplifting, serious, sincere, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.5
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Genre: Drama, Romance
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: touching, bleak, emotional, gloomy, captivating ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Sound & the Fury (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
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Style: serious, touching, realistic, gloomy, captivating
Plot: family relations, family, parents and children, downfall, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, family life, family in crisis, life is a bitch, family problems, unfulfillment, disintegration ...
Time: 1910s, 30s, 20th century, 20s, 1920s ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
What the Day Owes the Night (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Algeria, the 1930s. Younes is nine years old when he is put in his uncle's care in Oran. Rebaptized Jonas, he grows up among the Rio Salado youths, with whom he becomes friends. Emilie is one of the gang; everyone is in love with her. A great ...
Style: touching, emotional, captivating, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Table for Five (1983)
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Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
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Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, emotional, sentimental ...
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Time: 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: captivating, sentimental, atmospheric, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night
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Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: india, asia, kolkata
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%