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Always - Sunset on Third Street (2005)
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Always - Sunset on Third Street (2005)
Original name: ALWAYS 三丁目の夕日
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Japan
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Leaving her provincial home, teenage Mutsuko arrives in Tokyo by train to take a job in a major automotive company but finds that she is employed by a small auto repair shop owned by Norifumi Suzuki. Suzuki's hair-trigger temper is held somewhat in check by the motherly instincts of his wife, Tomoe, and his young son Ippei immediately bonds with Mutsuko as if she were his older sister. The Suzuki shop lies almost in the shadow of the Tokyo Tower as it rises steadily above the skyline during construction in 1958.
Style: sincere, captivating, manga
Plot: adoption, leaving home, illegitimate son, neighborhood, neighbor neighbor relationship, post war japan, country girl, post war, new job, society, lifestyle, neighbor, santa claus, schoolgirl, single father, television, streetcar, garage, insult, childhood friend, train ride, train travel, evil doctor, refrigerator, fountain pen ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: tokyo

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out sincere, captivating, touching and realistic films with plots about society, family relations, friendship, youth, orphan, adoption and social relations mostly in Drama, Family and Comedy genres. Some movies like Always - Sunset on Third Street: Wallah Be (2002), Half Ticket (2016), 25 Kids And A Dad (2003), A Dog Named Christmas (2009), Home for the Holidays (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Wallah Be (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Denmark
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Life is not easy when you are a Danish kid called Aksel who loves meatballs. Especially when you would much rather want to be one of the cool Muslim boys who wear those golden necklaces and say cool stuff in Arabic. To worsen things, during the ...
Style: sincere, captivating
Plot: children, boy, islam, relationships, rivalry, family relations, singing competition, contest, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, ambition, lifestyle, teenage life ...
Place: denmark
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Half Ticket (2016)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: India
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A story of the 'Have Nots' struggling to survive in a world of 'Haves'.
Style: captivating, disturbing, sincere
Audience: family outing
Plot: poverty, desire, extortion, slum, social misfits, society, direction and purpose, lifestyle, ambition, interlinked stories, aspiration, social problems ...
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25 Kids And A Dad (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: China
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Zhao Guang is a hard-working chicken farmer whose self-made life has led him to dedicate himself to running the orphanage at his native Chinese village. His success with children leads him to local celebrity status, including a speech on national ...
Style: thought provoking, sincere, captivating
Plot: orphanage, unhappiness, philanthropist, runaway child, child, adoption, orphan, farm, society, custody, child custody, guardian ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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A Dog Named Christmas (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A developmentally challenged young man with a penchant for caring for animals in need sets out to convince his family - and their whole rural community - to participate in a local shelter's inaugural "Adopt a Dog for Christmas ...
Style: touching, feel good, sincere, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, adoption, boy dog relationship, dog, pets, family relations, family, animal shelter, animals, mentally challenged, christmas movie, animal life ...
Time: 50s
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Home for the Holidays (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After their parents are killed in a terrible accident, the four McMurrin children live with their loving Aunt Martha. Martha wants to adopt the children but the town's bitter old banker stands in their way. However, the children's courage ...
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, melancholic
Plot: adoption, children, aunt niece relationship, loss of mother, accident, small town, loss of father, christmas, prank, bank, family relations, aunt nephew relationship ...
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Mixed Company (1974)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Kathy Morrison (Harris), mother of three, who helps run a "color-blind" adoption program, wants to have another biological child. Her husband, Pete (Bologna), the head coach of the Phoenix Suns, finds out he can't produce another ...
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: family relations, adoption, juvenile delinquent, sport, hopes, americana, society, youth, opposites attract, power relations, sport team, pregnancy ...
Time: 70s
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Dawn of the Felines (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A glimpse into the lives of three prostitutes in the Ikebukuro district of Tokyo and the clients who solicit them.
Style: sincere, psychological, suspense, captivating, tense ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: prostitution, prostitute, friendship, loneliness, sexy woman, social satire, friend, money, sex scene, youth, lifestyle, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
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Mooz-lum (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Thanks to a strict Muslim upbringing that largely shielded him from the outside world, Tariq's first year of college proves transformative. That is, until the 9/11 terrorist attacks invite growing suspicion and distrust from his angry ...
Style: thought provoking, uplifting, sincere, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: social differences, culture clash, racism, adolescence vs adulthood, lifestyle, youth, college life, college, social relations, teachers and students, society, 9/11 ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning (2008)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Anne, now a middle-aged woman, is troubled by recent events in her life. Her husband, Gilbert, has been killed overseas as a medical doctor during World War II. Her two daughters are pre-occupied with their own young families and her adopted son ...
Style: sincere, feel good, captivating, realistic, psychological ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, family life, adoption, friendship, couples, teaching the ways of the world, doctors and patients, widow, golden years, family relations, homecoming, estrangement ...
Time: 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
What's for Dinner, Mom? (2016)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Two sisters Tae and Yo come back to their old house which is soon to be torn down. Clearing up the family mementos, Tae finds a red box full of recipes and letters written by their mother who died 20 years ago. In these recipes and letters, she ...
Style: culinary, captivating, sincere
Plot: sister sister relationship, old house, sister, cooking, family relations, getting home, parents and children, culture, family, cultural difference, family tradition, cooking and food ...
Place: taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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Fandry (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: India
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Nagraj Manjule’s film is a scorching indictment of the caste system that persists in modern India despite legislation introduced since independence. It is depicted through the eyes of an intelligent Dalit (untouchable) teenager, Jabya, who has a ...
Style: realistic, emotional, sincere, touching, captivating ...
Plot: racism, village, teenage life, fall in love, village life, society, love and romance, injustice, youth, humiliation, poverty, social differences ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Side Job (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the novel "Kanojo no Jinsei wa Machigai ja Nai" (literal translation: Her life is not at fault) by Director Hiroki, it is a powerful story of survivors, who are all trying to find their own silver linings in life.
Style: psychological, captivating
Plot: orphan, prostitute, social problems, society, life is a bitch, loss of mother, loss of family, family tragedy, money problems, tragic event, social relations, prostitution ...
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.2
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Tokyo Park (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Miura Haruma takes on the role of Koji, a college student aiming to become a professional photographer. One day, he receives an unusual request to shadow the client's girlfriend and take pictures of her; this assignment leads to subtle changes ...
Plot: dentist, zoo, ghost, photographer, student, japanese wife, espionage, flashback, brother sister relationship, stalker, stalking, japanese woman ...
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Anne of Green Gables (2016)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A retelling of L.M. Montgomery's story of Anne Shirley, an orphan who is accidentally sent to a couple looking to adopt a boy instead
Style: sincere, touching, uplifting, compassionate
Audience: family outing
Plot: redhead girl, orphan, friendship, family drama, adoption, happy ending, based on a novel, family farm, boy
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
A Painted House (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young boy, his family, and the migrant workers they hire to work their cotton farm struggle against difficult odds to raise and sell the crop. Meanwhile, the boy dreams of living in better conditions. However, with this particularly tough farming ...
Style: uplifting, serious, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
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Time: 50s, 1950s
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Little Big Girl (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 93 min.
Story: While out and about tending to his herd, young shepherd Larus meets a mysterious little girl named Tinke. Quickly realizing that the girl is alone, Larus brings Tinke some food and slowly builds a friendship with her. Tinke, whose parents died ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, captivating, serious ...
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Kaiji: The Ultimate Gambler (2009)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 130 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Dakota's Summer (2014)
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Duration: 91 min.
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Style: light, touching, captivating, humorous
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 91 min.
Story: Marcelino Pan Y Vino (English: "Marcelino Bread And Wine") is a 1955 Spanish film. It was a success, and other countries have produced versions of it. The 1955 film was written by José María Sánchez Silva, who based it on his novel, and ...
Style: captivating, contemplative, sincere, light, touching ...
Plot: monastery, orphan, clergy, religions or cults, village, little boy, society, family relations, friendship, youth, miraculous event
Time: 1910s, 20th century
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Hachi-ko (1987)
Genre: Drama, Family
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Duration: 107 min.
Story: In 1924, Hidesaburō Ueno, a professor in the agriculture department at the University of Tokyo, took in Hachikō, a golden brown Akita, as a pet. During his owner's life, Hachikō walk with him in the morning and greeted him at the end of each ...
Style: clever, sincere, emotional, realistic, serious
Audience: date night
Plot: friends, friendship, best friends, dog, bittersweet, pets, owner dog relationship, waiting, dog movie, loyalty, dog actor
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 20th century, 30s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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Story: Set in the year 1969 in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. Kyoko Noma is a loving female high school student who takes part in campus protests. One day, she meets university student Wataru Domoto in the tea cafe Mubansou ("A Cappella"). ...
Style: tense, contemplative, suspense, unusual plot structure, sincere ...
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Duration: 106 min.
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Style: humorous, sentimental, light, feel good, sincere ...
Plot: japanese schoolgirl, mother and daughter, schoolgirl, mother daughter relationship, anger, japanese girl, father son relationship, love interest, single mother, classmate, asian girl, japanese teenager ...
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Rocky Road (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: feel good, sincere, light, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
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⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Genre: Drama, Family
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The Kid (2015)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Genre: Drama, Family
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Duration: 101 min.
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Style: sentimental, sincere, feel good, serious, touching ...
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