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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.
Plot: adoption, leaving home, illegitimate son, country girl, santa claus, schoolgirl, manga, neighborhood, single father, television, streetcar, garage, insult, childhood friend, train ride, evil doctor, refrigerator, fountain pen, school uniform, fistfight, hula hoop, childhood friends, bar owner
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: tokyo

Most similar movies to Always - Sunset on Third Street

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, sentimental and sincere films with plots about adoption, family relations, friendship, youth, hopes, family and parents and children mostly in Drama, Family and Comedy genres. Some movies like Always - Sunset on Third Street: A Dog Named Christmas (2009), Tokyo Park (2011), Christmas Snow (1986), Home for the Holidays (2005), Mixed Company (1974). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adoption, christmas, pets, boy dog relationship, dog, family relations, mentally challenged, animal life, friendship, family, christmas movie, holiday ...
Time: 50s
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.3
 184
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: photograph, stalking, stalker, husband wife relationship, japanese woman, japanese wife, espionage, map, photographer, flashback, brother sister relationship, childhood friend ...
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.8
 359
Christmas Snow (1986)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: A crotchety landlord (Syd Caesar) threatens to shutdown a candy shop operated by a widow (Katherine Helmond) operates a candy shop at Christmas time.
Plot: scrooge, candy store, landlord, ghost story, christmas, tracking, widow, eviction, adoption, hammock
Time: 1950s, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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: sincere, touching, melancholic, captivating
Plot: adoption, children, aunt niece relationship, loss of mother, small town, accident, loss of father, christmas, orphan, happy ending, family relations, aunt nephew relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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 6.0
 191
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: sentimental, humorous, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, adoption, juvenile delinquent, americana, power relations, sport team, opposites attract, hopes, sport, youth, society, asian american ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
In Safe Hands (2018)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Théo is given up for adoption by his biological mother on the very day he is born. After this anonymous birth, the mother has two months to change her mind… Or not. The child welfare services and adoption service spring into action… The former ...
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, psychological
Plot: adoption, foster home, baby, motherhood, social services, adoptive mother, hospital, newborn baby, childbirth, unwanted pregnancy, society, divorced divorcee ...
Time: year 2017
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Forever Young (1983)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: China
Story: Girls at a Beijing High School in 1952 have dreams for China.
Plot: fat girl, teacher, party, schoolgirl, chinese, teenager, camping, high school, female bonding, dormitory, graduation, dorm room ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 6.2
 4K
Paper Planes (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Australia, Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The film tells the story of 11-year-old Dylan (Ed Oxenbould), who is brought up by his father (Sam Worthington) in a remote town in the country of Australia. Dylan’s life is changed forever when he wins a place in the regional Paper Plane ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: ambition, contests and competitions, family relations, parents and children, competition, championship, death of parent, contest, loss of parent, winner, rich kid, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: australia, japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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 6.4
 344
Johnny (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When Dr. Drew Carter tragically loses his ten-year old son in a car accident, he didn’t expect to lose his whole family as well. Since the accident, his wife (Julia) has become emotionally absent towards him and their daughter. When Johnny, a ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, psychological, touching, captivating ...
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, adoption, child illness, family problems, life is a bitch, hopes, unfulfillment, family in crisis, death in the family, religions or cults, leukemia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 8.1
 5K
Hachi-ko (1987)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Japan
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: realistic, serious, emotional, sincere, clever
Audience: date night
Plot: friends, friendship, best friends, dog, bittersweet, pets, owner dog relationship, dog movie, loyalty, waiting, dog actor
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 20s, 30s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Seasons of the Heart (1993)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Martha and Jed Richards live in Oregon in 1862. They and their two daughters moved there to make a new life, but the daughters died of cholera along the way. This has left Martha an emotional wreck, and she is unable to move on with her life. That ...
Plot: pioneer, cholera, adoptive mother, adopted son, adoptive father, adoption, down syndrome, christmas, death of daughter, loss of daughter, adoptive father adopted son relationship, foster child ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 5.0
 127
June R (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: India
Duration: 99 min.
Story: June R is a 2006 Tamil drama film directed by Revathy Varmha. The film stars Jyothika in the title role with Kushboo, Saritha and Biju Menon in supporting roles. The film's soundtrack are composed by Malayalam composer Sharreth, while Madhu ...
Plot: female director, adoptive mother adopted daughter relationship, orphan, mother daughter relationship, death, adoption, custody, advertising agency, court, female bonding, lawyer, female protagonist ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 6.8
 144
Our Departures (2018)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Akira is widowed and left with a pre-teen stepson. Travelling with him to her late husband's hometown, she meets her odd father-in-law and yet decides to make a go of living and working there. She attends training and joins the railway company ...
Plot: widow, bedroom, boat, grandfather grandson relationship, schoolgirl, praying, mini skirt, hospitalization, sketching, premarital sex, bicycle, ponytail ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
A Distant Cry from Spring (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The quiet life of a mother and her young son living on a farm in Hokkaido is changed by the arrival of a man who ignites flames of romance in the heart of the mother and shows her boy the importance of grit and kindness, but then he leaves with the ...
Plot: cousin, brother brother relationship, single mother, cow, rainstorm, police detective, mysterious stranger, coffee, fistfight, horse, manhood, loyalty ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Dakota's Summer (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Cowgirls 'n Angels Dakota's Summer tells the story of Dakota Rose, a cowgirl and competitive trick rider who finds out at the age of seventeen that she was adopted. She secretly sets out to discover the truth about her adoption and meet ...
Plot: rodeo, cowgirl, girl, horse, countryside, summer, personal growth, adoption, friendship
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.5
 33
Girls Step (2015)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Azusa (Anna Ishii) and Narumi (Fuka Koshiba) are 2nd grade high school students. They lack confidence and also any kind of ambitions. Hazuki (Karin Ono), Tamaki (Mika Akizuki) and Mika (Miku Uehara) are also unnoticed students at the same high ...
Plot: dance, dancing, teenager, bicycle, schoolgirl uniform, beach, mini skirt, japanese schoolgirl, walking on a beach, short skirt, gate, brunette ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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 ...
Plot: adoption, chicken, child, rooster, runaway child, vandalism, bachelor, groom, farm, wedding, orphan, cheating ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Touch the Sun: Princess Kate (1988)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Kate McLelland's life is a normal one of a girl her age in the eastern suburbs, until her discovery that she is adopted. This is the story of her search for her natural mother and the resulting relationship.
Plot: teenage girl, parent child relationship, search for mother, adoptive mother adopted daughter relationship, family relations, adoptive father adopted daughter relationship, family secret, father daughter relationship, birth mother, adopted daughter, adoption, mother daughter relationship ...
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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Benji: Off the Leash! (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Benji and his friends try to save his mother from a puppy mill.
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, feel good, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: dog, adventure, odd couple, young heroes, friendship, against the odds, adoption, fish out of water, parents and children, disorder, mischievous children, pets ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Greyfriars Bobby: The True Story of a Dog (1961)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In Scotland 1865, An old shepherd and his little Skye terrier go to Edinburgh. But when the shepherd dies of pneumonia, the dog remains faithful to his master, refuses to be adopted by anyone, and takes to sleeping on his master's grave in the ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, anthology
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: adoption, friendship, dealing with death, pets, family, animal life, friends, family relations, countryside, pneumonia, dog movie, loyalty ...
Time: victorian, 19th century
Place: scotland, edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.9
 58
Begin Again (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 68 min.
Story: 12-year-old Jessica Jones world is torn apart when she is taken out of her abusive home and placed in to Foster care. Jessica will grapple with her past, present, and future, and meet numerous struggles along the way. Her story is the reality of so ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: custody, foster parent, kids in trouble, family life, haunted by the past, starting over, parents and children, youth, hopes, life is a bitch, family problems, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Anthem of the Heart (2017)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Jun is a girl whose words have been sealed away so that she cannot hurt anyone with them. But, one day, she is nominated to become an executive member of the "community outreach council." On top of that, Jun is also appointed to play the ...
Style: touching, uplifting, captivating, entertaining, buddy movie ...
Audience: teens, family outing, teen drama
Plot: school club, teenage girl, divorce, friendship, mascot, cheating, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mother daughter relationship, family dinner, rehearsal, school play, grandfather grandson relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
A Shine of Rainbows (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, Ireland
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An orphaned boy named Tomás is adopted by Maire O’Donnell to live on a whimsical Irish isle filled with new friends, secret caves and a lost baby pup seal stranded on the coast. But when Maire's reluctant husband Alec refuses to accept ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, feel good, touching, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, island, orphanage, family relations, couples, parents and children, adoption, family life, youth, seal, husband wife relationship, grief ...
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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The Treasure Seekers (1996)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Adaptation of the E. Nesbit novel set in turn of the century England. Widower and father of five, Richard Bastable has only days to save his family home and stave off financial ruin. While he is desperately hoping his latest invention - a ...
Plot: female director, father son relationship, brother sister relationship, newspaper editor, invention, strong female character, deputy sheriff, family relations, female doctor, widower, poetry, refrigerator ...
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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 393
Rascal (1969)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A comedy filled with tenderness as a baby raccoon snuggles his way into the life of a lonely boy. He becomes the boy's only companion during his father's frequent absences. Because of Rascal, both father and son realize their ...
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, feel good, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: family relations, child as adult, school, parents and children, fish out of water, adoption, family life, friendship, disorder, friends, animal life, getting home ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
A Painted House (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 120 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, sentimental, serious, touching, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, lifestyle, hopes, self discovery, youth, farm, poverty, social relations, coming of age, small town, society, small town life ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 5.8
 115
Mamas & Papas (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Interconnected stories revolving around children; a fertility doctor loses her only child; a couple tries desperately to conceive; an unmarried woman gets pregnant and wants to abort, but her boyfriend wants to keep the baby; a poor woman who can ...
Plot: infertility, parent child relationship, female director, abortion, parenthood, telephone call, masturbation, actress, childless couple, death of child, strong female character, strong female lead ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
The Long Good-Bye (2019)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Japan
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A seventy-year-old retired school headmaster informs his wife and daughters that he has Alzheimer's disease. They are all concerned, but react differently due to their individual situations. The family watches as the husband and father ...
Style: emotional
Plot: husband, cheerleader, bridge, earthquake, espionage, ketchup, watermelon, chopsticks, video call, husband wife relationship, sadness, woman crying ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 7.5
 287
Second Noah (1996)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Second Noah is a television drama that was broadcast in the United States on ABC television from February 5, 1996 to June 8, 1997
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: adoption, family relations, family, animal life, disorder, family life, parents and children, family drama, veterinarian, large family, writers, interracial adoption
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 6.9
 3K
Foster (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Some years after their son is killed, a married couple decide to adopt a child. One day a 7-year-old boy, Eli, unexpectedly arrives on their doorstep and things take a strange turn.
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, sincere, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adoption, family relations, life turned upside down, hopes, christmas, angel, healing, starting over, save the day, child as adult, psychological trauma, homeless man ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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