Movies like Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

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Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (2011)
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Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (2011)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: China, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A story set in 19th century China and centered on the lifelong friendship between two girls who develop their own secret code as a way to contend with the rigid cultural norms imposed on women.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: friendship, family relations, couples, relationship vs career, female friendship, based on a novel, fan, tradition, best friends, friends, strong female presence
Time: 19th century
Place: china, asia

Most similar movies to Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about friendship, friends, family relations, couples, love and romance, strong female presence and parents and children mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like Snow Flower and the Secret Fan: Amazing Women by the Sea (1998), The Soong Sisters (1997), Sebastian (1995), Guilty Hearts (2006), Tiny Times 2 (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Amazing Women by the Sea (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In the early 1960s, Bella, her husband Kajus and their young son, Thomas, spend seemingly endless holidays together. Next year the arrival of new neighbors, Rosa and Gabe and their two daughters, start changing their lives.
Style: realistic, serious, feel good, touching, sentimental
Audience: girls' night
Plot: couples, strong female presence, gender, couple relations, parents and children, friendship, feminism, friends, family relations, summer vacation, swimsuit, jazz ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Soong Sisters (1997)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, Japan, China
Duration: 145 min.
Story: The Soong family was a political dynasty in China that reached the highest levels of power. This film follows the lives of the three Soong daughters, who were educated in America and returned to China. Ai-ling (the oldest) married a wealthy and ...
Style: realistic, stylized, epic, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, politics, tragic love, society, rich and poor, siblings relations, state affairs, ambition, political unrest, death wish, love and romance, strong female presence ...
Time: 20th century
Place: china, asia, beijing china, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 5.4
 538
Sebastian (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Sweden
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In this thoughtful Scandinavian drama, a teenage boy wrestles with his sexuality and learns that most of his deepest fears were unfounded. Sebastian is almost 17 when he figures out that he is a homosexual. Though he lives with wonderful, stable ...
Style: touching, sexual, sexy, serious, realistic
Plot: coming out, coming of age, gays and lesbians, couples, family relations, friends, friendship, sexual relations, teenage life, best friends, youth, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 4.8
 727
Guilty Hearts (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Over the course of this drama's six separate stories, a variety of couples struggle with the infidelity, dishonesty and heartbreak that plagues their varied pasts. In overcoming their challenges, these diverse individuals embrace a brighter ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, touching
Plot: looking for love, haunted by the past, love and romance, infidelity, couples, couple relations, friendship, redemption, bittersweet, friends, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Movie in collections
 3.3
 978
Tiny Times 2 (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Set four years after the first movie, Lin Xiao, Lily, Nan Xiang, and Ruby, confront opportunities and challenges as their school days come to an end.
Style: stylized, realistic, semi serious, captivating, sexy
Plot: friendship, best friends, couples, fashion, romance, friends, urban, love and romance, relationship vs career, ambition, strong female presence, business ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: shanghai, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 5.8
 380
Domestic Life (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Juliette was simply not sure about coming to live in this residential suburb of the greater Paris metropolitan area. All the women here are in their forties, have children to raise, houses to keep and husbands who return home late at night.Today she ...
Style: suspense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, biting ...
Plot: suburbs, murder, relationship vs career, family life, social relations, family relations, couples, friends, couple relations, suburban life, parents and children, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
A Rumor of Angels (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An old woman helps a young boy resolve his feelings over the death of his mother.
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, serious, talky ...
Plot: friendship, stepmother, elderly, family relations, estrangement, family problems, death in the family, grief, dealing with death, family in crisis, ghost, golden years ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 4.6
 208
Crystal River (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The story is of a married woman who, grieving her inability to have children, finds comfort and healing in her friendship with another man. It's about discovering grace in darkness and the unexpected places we find healing.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: human nature, friendship, family problems, couples, mysterious character, romance, love and romance, crumbling marriage, infidelity, friends, female director, bathing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 308
A Simple Heart (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Unable to forget her first love, Félicité, a simple and kind maid, devotes herself completely to her new master, Mathilde Aubain. As the passing of time doesn't heal her wounds, she gives love to all those who surround her: Mathilde's ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hopes, social differences, friendship, family relations, family life, unfulfilled love, introspection, friends, power relations, master and servant, servant, bittersweet ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Another Perfect Stranger (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Ten years have passed. Nikki's daughter Sarah, now 19 and heading West for college, is at her own spiritual crossroads. To make matters worse, her mother has recently revealed that, nearly a decade ago, she was the dinner guest of the Almighty ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: teenage life, mysterious character, youth, family relations, religions or cults, parents and children, friendship, college, christian propaganda, stranger, discussion, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.3
 2K
Tiger Eyes (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After Davey's father is killed in a hold-up, she and her mother and younger brother visit relatives in New Mexico. Here Davey is befriended by a young man who helps her find the strength to carry on and conquer her fears.
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: teenage life, friendship, death in the family, bittersweet, grieving, depression, life is a bitch, dealing with death, youth, family relations, parents and children, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.0
 93
Frailer (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, Norway
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A woman diagnosed with terminal lung cancer gathers her three dearest friends together to make the most of the time she has left.
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, touching, contemplative
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, best friends, friends, unfulfillment, siblings relations, family relations, strong female presence, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Between Two Women (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Set in Northern England, this powerful tale of suppressed sexuality offers poignant and sharply observant social commentary, interlaced with a tender romance. Vetern actress Barbara Marten tugs at the heart as Ellen Hardy, a working-class mother ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: forbidden love, love affair, romance, feminism, friendship, fall in love, couples, family relations, society, female friendship, homecoming, working class ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: europe, england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Plans for Tomorrow (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Three stories intertwined which occur in a single day. The day Ines discovers she is pregnant, Antonia decides to abandon her family and Marian realizes she is going to die.
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: friends, friendship, introspection, family relations, couples, family problems, midlife crisis, woman in danger, singleness, pregnancy, bittersweet, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.8
 1K
Buddenbrooks (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Mid-19th-century, Baltic Sea port city of Lubeck, Germany. Follows the fourth generation of the Buddenbrook mercantile family as Tony and Thomas reach the age of marriage. Fatefully impeded every step of the way, the Buddenbrooks struggle as ...
Style: realistic, saga, emotional, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: family relations, family business, workplace, society, fall in love, parents and children, unfulfillment, relationship vs career, rivalry, inheritance, friendship, couples ...
Time: 19th century
Place: germany, europe, northern germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Astronaut Wives Club (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Based on the book by Lily Koppel, this 10 episode limited series tells the story of the women who were key players behind some of the biggest events in American history. As America’s astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, Life ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, psychological
Plot: astronaut, relationship vs career, family relations, couples, best friends, ambition, nasa, parents and children, strong female presence, space program, female bonding, supportive spouse ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s, 50s, 1960s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Mother of George (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Nigeria, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A story about a woman willing to do anything and risk everything for her marriage.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, psychological, sincere
Plot: couple relations, immigrants, society, couples, lifestyle, trying to get pregnant, family relations, female protagonist, strong female presence, urban, woman
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.5
 500
The Pact (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A pair of young lovers, one depressed, decide to end their lives together in a suicide pact.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, touching, cult film
Plot: price of justice, friendship, best friends, family problems, reunion, murder, death in the family, voyeurism, troubled teen, loss of daughter, suspicion of murder, fashion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Movie in collections
 3.1
 2K
Tiny Times (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When four best friends try and move forward in their work and personal life, they realize that trying to live their life's dream is more difficult than they imagine -- especially in the high fashion world of Shanghai.
Style: realistic, sentimental, psychological, captivating, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fashion, friendship, romance, ambition, coming of age, relationship vs career, youth, couples, looking for love, traffic jam, strong female presence, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, shanghai
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Small Town Saturday Night (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Just days before Rhett (Chris Pine) is leaving for Nashville to pursue a lifelong dream of being a singer/songwriter, his girlfriend Samantha (Bre Blair) realizes that "his" future may not be "their" future. This news comes as a ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: small town, friends, ambition, follow your dream, hopes, lifestyle, musician's life, love and romance, friendship, parents and children, relationship vs career, troublemaker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.7
 330
Yuki & Nina (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When Yuki finds out that her parents are separating and she is moving to Japan with her mother, she and her best friend Nina devise ways to reunite the feuding adults.
Style: sincere, stylized, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, forceful separation, on the run, youth, family relations, family problems, breakup, parents separation, hopes, best friends, parents and children, starting over ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.6
 152
Steam (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Three women — a young coed, a forty-something single mother, and one a senior-aged widow — meet in the sauna of the local gym, where they gradually get to know one another and bond over their respective trials and tribulations.
Style: touching, emotional, talky, serious, realistic ...
Plot: widow, sauna, introspection, life is a bitch, love and romance, family relations, family problems, hopes, elderly, parents and children, self discovery, human spirit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.5
 45
Max & Lenny (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Max and Lenny is the story of a friendship between two girls fighting for survival in a northern area of Marseille.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: follow your dream, ambition, friendship, teenage life, hip hop, society, youth, family relations, music, hopes, urban, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 4.2
 581
X/Y (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: As Mark, Jen, Sylvia, and Jake navigate through their emotionally-arrested states, X/Y reveals the honest and wanton desire we all have to connect with someone and what is at stake when that connection fades.
Style: realistic, captivating, atmospheric, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: friends, city life, understanding, friendship, family relations, society, twentysomething life, best friends, urban, friend, sex
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
We Were the Mulvaneys (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Based on the novel by the same name, We Were the Mulvaneys is a sensitive portrayal of one family's journey as they face conflict, fear, tragedy and ultimately, themselves.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: family relations, family life, family in crisis, love and romance, life is a bitch, couples, family problems, alcohol abuse, loneliness, brother brother relationship, fear, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.3
 367
The Outlander (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 138 min.
Story: It is the early 20th century. A stranger arrives in the small, rural community and disrupts the lives of its inhabitants. The man, who refuses to give his name, is dubbed The Outlander. A traveller who disdains conventional behaviour and ...
Style: atmospheric, sentimental, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: friendship, friends, love affair, village, village life, fall in love, social relations, family relations, stranger, rivalry, love and romance, female nudity ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.7
 743
Shadow Magic (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: China, Germany, Taiwan, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Beijing, 1902: an enterprising young portrait photographer named Liu Jinglun, keen on new technology, befriends a newly-arrived Englishman who's brought projector, camera, and Lumière-brothers' shorts to open the Shadow Magic theater. ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, light ...
Plot: friendship, culture clash, romance, lifestyle, social differences, introspection, love and romance, society, filmmaking, human nature, unfulfilled love, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 19th century, turn of the century, 1890s, 1900s ...
Place: china, asia, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.9
 53
Valley (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 86 min.
Story: This is the story of three sensitive teens who are forced to deal with violence at home, violence at school. It is a story of friendship, of love and hate, where the adolescents world is revealed as cruel and beautiful, a world where the desire to ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, suspenseful, gloomy
Plot: teenage life, teenage love, friendship, love and romance, youth, buddies, graphic violence, family relations, domestic violence, coming of age, friends, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.0
 746
I Will Follow (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Chronicles a day in the life of a grieving woman, and the twelve visitors who help her move forward.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: relationship vs career, life turned upside down, couples, dull life, estrangement, interracial relations, single parent, family relations, society, supportive spouse, doctors and patients, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Breaking Horizons (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: “Congratulations, you’re pregnant!” Lara can hardly believe what the doctor has just told her. The 25-year-old spends her nights hanging around Berlin with best friend Nora, having lost interest in her architectural studies long ago. She has ...
Style: emotional, touching, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, one night stand, life turned upside down, adolescence vs adulthood, pregnancy, life lesson, tragedy, female friendship, party girl, twentysomething life, friends, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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