Movies like A Brighter Summer Day

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A Brighter Summer Day (1991)
 8.4
 7K
A Brighter Summer Day (1991)
Original name: 牯嶺街少年殺人事件
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 237 min.
Story: A boy experiences first love, friendships and injustices growing up in 1960s Taiwan.
Style: sentimental, touching, clever, gloomy, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: murder, coming of age, youth, teenage boy, baseball bat, teenage love, teenage life, crimes, romance, love and romance, fall in love, human spirit, juvenile delinquency, society, human nature, bittersweet, first love, gang, juvenile delinquent, troubled teen, teenage protagonist, high school, love, teenager, fight ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1960, year 1961, year 1959
Place: taiwan, asia, taipei

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Most similar movies to A Brighter Summer Day

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sentimental films with plots about youth, love and romance, coming of age, teenage life, friendship, fall in love and teenage love mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres. Some movies like A Brighter Summer Day: Dust in the Wind (1986), Eternal Summer (2006), In the Heat of the Sun (1994), Falling Like This (2001), Three Times (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Dust in the Wind (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A-yuan and A-yun are both from the small mining town of Jio-fen. In the city, A-yuan is an apprentice by day and goes to night school, and A-yun works as a helper at a tailors. Everyone thinks they are meant for each other, so do they. They fail to ...
Style: touching, rough, gloomy, emotional, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: city life, family relations, apprentice, delivery, love and romance, urban, tragic love, parents and children, love affair, teenage life, down on your luck, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: taiwan, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Eternal Summer (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Three high school students experience the perks and pitfalls of love in director Leste Chen’s sensitive tale of friendship and yearning.
Style: sentimental, sexy, realistic, serious, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, friendship, school, unrequited love, high school, coming of age, loneliness, high school friend, looking for love, love and romance, romance, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, asia, hong kong, taipei
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
In the Heat of the Sun (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The film is set in Beijing during the Cultural Revolution. It is told from the perspective of Ma Xiaojun nicknamed Monkey, a teenage boy. Monkey and his friends are free to roam the streets of Beijing day and night because the Cultural Revolution ...
Style: serious, realistic, epic, sexual, emotional ...
Plot: coming of age, cultural revolution, gang, teenage boy, teenage love, family relations, crimes, rebellion, state affairs, juvenile delinquency, buddies, politics ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: china, beijing china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Falling Like This (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Falling Like This showcases compelling performances by two young actors, Brian Vaughan and Megan Wilson. Writer/Director Dani Minnick has crafted a compassionate examination of the ragged edge of suburban life as characterized by Boyd, a charming, ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, juvenile delinquent, teenage life, unlikely couple, opposites attract, love and romance, young lovers, juvenile delinquency, youth, romance, on the run, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 5K
Three Times (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Taiwan
Duration: 139 min.
Story: There are three stories of women and men: in "A Time for Love" set in 1966, a soldier searches for a young woman he met one afternoon playing pool; "A Time for Freedom," set in a bordello in 1911, revolves around a singer's ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, atmospheric, sentimental, anthology ...
Plot: longing, tragic love, social differences, love affair, fall in love, romance, couples, wartime life, brothel, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love triangle, soldier ...
Time: 60s, 1910s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1966 ...
Place: taipei, taiwan, shanghai, shanghai china, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Loving Hurts You (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Renata is a young high-class girl and Ulises is a poor guy. They both fall in love, but they must fight against everyone, specially Renata's rich parents, who want to stop their love by sending her to Canada. The story remarks the difference ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: teenage love, forbidden love, social differences, against the odds, young lovers, romance, society, youth, family problems, parents and children, fall in love, teenage girl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, mexico, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Love is the Word (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Love is the Word is a moving, romantic and funny coming-of-age drama about the magic of first love and the misery of first lost, set in 1978: the year 'Grease' hit the big screen.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: coming of age, first love, teenager, love and romance, family relations, youth, hopes, parents and children, village, leukemia, teenage love, teenage sexuality ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.9
 1K
14+ (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Alex glides his mouse tenderly over online images of Vika. He has been smitten ever since he saw her with her friends and cannot get her out of his head. Now he has found Vika’s profile online and has learned a lot about her. Vika has no idea ...
Style: touching, captivating, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, teenage love, youth, fall in love, first love, love and romance, society, unfulfillment, juvenile delinquency, suburbs, kiss, fire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Blue Gate Crossing (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An is-she-or-isn't-she gay comedy focused on a Taiwanese teen, the boy she might like, and the girl she may love.
Style: feel good, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: love triangle, high school, friendship, teenage life, partners, lgbt, high school life, gender, couples, best friends, romance, first love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.2
 6K
Flirting (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The year is 1965 and Danny Embling, is an awkward, underdeveloped teen suffering from occasional bouts of stuttering, attends an all-male boarding school in New South Wales, Australia. it has been some time since Danny has had any romantic ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, sincere, serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, kids
Plot: boarding school, coming of age, friendship, interracial relations, love, boarding school life, self discovery, school, romance, teenage life, opposites attract, forbidden love ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1965, 70s
Place: australia, africa, uganda, kenya, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.4
 35K
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
Plot: teenage love, opposites attract, first love, teen romance, teenagers, teenage life, high school, adolescence, terminal illness, youth, cancer, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Days of Being Wild (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The movie is set in Hong Kong and the Philippines in 1960. Yuddy, or 'York' in English, is a playboy in Hong Kong and is well-known for stealing girls' hearts and breaking them. His first victim is Li Zhen who suffered emotional and ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Plot: underwear, love triangle, rain, drink, radio, fight, beating, sailor, romance, kiss, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: hong kong, the philippines, asia, macau, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Empty Hours (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, France, Mexico
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The second film from Aarón Fernández is a Spain-Mexico-France co-production already screened as part of Films in Progress at the 60th edition of the Festival. On the desolate coast of Veracruz, young Sebastián, 17, has to run his uncle's ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching, emotional
Plot: teenage love, love and romance, youth, teenage life, coming of age, seduction, motel, seaside, couples, bittersweet, innocence lost, male full rear nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Under the Hawthorn Tree (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The daughter of a right-winger, schoolgirl Jing Qiu (Zhou Dong-Yu) is sent to the countryside for reeducation, and tasked to help write a textbook. There she meets Lao San (Shawn Dou), a young soldier with a bright future ahead. Despite the class ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: tragic love, forbidden love, social differences, society, romance, true love, unfulfilled love, youth, fall in love, revolution, love and romance, young lovers ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Year My Voice Broke (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Coming-of age feature, set in a New South Wales country town in the 1960s, about a 15 year-old boy. It follows his loves and how he copes with life's problems such as death and departure.
Style: sentimental, sincere, touching, realistic, serious ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: love triangle, small town, coming of age, friendship, pregnancy, discrimination, first love, family relations, locket, teenage life, bittersweet, small town life ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1962, 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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
Plot: young lovers, teenage love, friendship, romance, true love, youth, friends, revolution, political unrest, love and romance, society, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: algeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, youth, society, teenager, post september 11 2001, love, profanity, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
A Walk to Remember (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When the popular, restless Landon Carter is forced to participate in the school drama production he falls in love with Jamie Sullivan, the daughter of the town's minister. Jamie has a "to-do" list for her life and also a very big ...
Style: touching, romantic, sentimental, sincere, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens, teen drama, date night
Plot: teenage love, opposites attract, romance, love and romance, first love, true love, fall in love, teen romance, terminal illness, teenage life, youth, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 2K
That Night (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story about an eleven-year-old girl who idolizes her troubled sixteen-year-old neighbor.
Style: sexy, touching, sentimental, serious, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: bowling, self discovery, high school, pregnancy, coming of age, girl, teenage girl, father, teen angst, romance, youth, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1961
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Dream Prince (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 107 min.
Story: 14-year old Em likes to hang around in her old play house. One day a boy, Jakob, sets fire to it, and Em catches a brief glimpse of him before he disappears. They meet again a few days later. For the first time in her life, Em falls in love. Plot by ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious
Plot: fall in love, teenage love, teenage life, parents and children, moral dilemma, innocence lost, family relations, juvenile delinquency, love and romance, society, coming of age, youth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.8
 18K
Kidulthood (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A day in the life of a group of troubled 15-year-olds growing up in west London.
Style: serious, rough, tense, dark, realistic ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, school, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, gang, social decay, friendship, teenage love, bullying, lifestyle, hardcase students, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.5
 292
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
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, romance, youth, love and romance, couples, fall in love, small town, friends, adolescence, heartache, lgbt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.4
 2K
So Young (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 131 min.
Story: In the brink of the 90s, 18-year-old Zheng Wei steps into her university life with a hopeful heart for love. She forms a great friendship with her roommates and united as a group, they embark on their university life together. Wei meets Chen ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: lifestyle, friendship, fall in love, college life, adolescence vs adulthood, love and romance, university, coming of age, youth, breakup, break-up, snobbism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 31K
Rumble Fish (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Rusty James, an absent-minded street thug struggles to live up to his legendary older brother's reputation, and longs for the days when gang warfare was going on.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, captivating, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gang, coming of age, juvenile delinquency, family relations, street gang, going straight, crimes, siblings relations, human nature, mysterious character, hopes, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, oklahoma, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.8
 8K
The Classic (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Shy Ji-hae's friend is having problems expressing her feelings to the boy she loves, so she asks Ji-hae to write e-mails to him in her name. As the boy falls in love with her letters, Ji-hae discovers the story of her mother's romance ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, emotional, non-linear
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: social differences, forbidden love, love triangle, family relations, society, love affair, fall in love, young lovers, youth, romance, diary, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 60s, 20th century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Diving to save a camera from a fall down a flight of stairs, high school junior Naomi Sukuse wakes with no memory of the last four years. Naomi must remember who she was and figure out who she wants to be in this story of love and second chances.
Style: emotional, sentimental, contemplative, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: high school, memory loss, romance, teenage love, love triangle, self discovery, fall in love, social relations, youth, amnesia, couples, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.1
 74K
The Outsiders (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When two poor greasers, Johnny, and Ponyboy are assaulted by a vicious gang, the socs, and Johnny kills one of the attackers, tension begins to mount between the two rival gangs, setting off a turbulent chain of events.
Style: sentimental, stylized, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, gang, juvenile delinquent, book, street gang, friendship, small town, murder, machismo, juvenile delinquency, siblings relations, teenage life ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1960s, 80s
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.1
 3K
Tough Enough (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: From the youth directed novel of the same name by Greogor Tressnow comes a film by Detlev Buck that is a realistic portrait of life in the section of Berlin called Neukölln. It’s about power and weakness, delinquents and victims, and the ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, bleak ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang, street gang, high school life, parents and children, urban ghetto life, crimes, coming of age, urban ghetto, friendship, youth, drug dealing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Beneath the Harvest Sky (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A teen drama set during the fall potato harvest in a small northern Maine town.
Style: captivating, realistic, tense, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, small town, teenage life, youth, social relations, drugs, harvest, police, romance, crimes, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.2
 4K
Cooley High (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the mid-1960s, a group of high school friends who live on the Near North Side of Chicago enjoy life to the fullest...parties, hanging out, meeting new friends. Then life changes for two of the guys when they meet a pair of career criminals and ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, high school, gambling, youth, hopes, society, love and romance, high school life, friends, cadillac, teenage life, toilet ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%