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The Waiting City (2009)
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The Waiting City (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An outwardly happy Australian couple journey to Calcutta to collect their adopted baby, but on arrival find that the arrangements have yet to be finalized. Soon, the intoxicating mystic power of the Indian city pulls them in separate and unexpected directions, and the vulnerability of their marriage begins to reveal itself.
Style: emotional, touching, captivating, realistic, tense, gloomy, serious, spiritual
Audience: date night
Plot: adoption, couple relations, romance, family relations, hopes, society, city life, love, rivalry, love and romance, urban, couples, female director, spirituality, husband wife relationship, hare krishna, culture shock
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, kolkata

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and emotional films with plots about romance, love and romance, couples, couple relations, society, family relations and fall in love mostly in Drama, Romance and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Waiting City: 3 (2012), Love (2012), Tuya's Marriage (2006), Milan (2004), The Japanese Wife (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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3 (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Ram and Janani are high school sweethearts who eventually get married. However, Janani is mystified when Ram commits suicide all of a sudden and she tries to find out the truth behind his death.
Style: emotional, tense, captivating, touching, psychological ...
Plot: tragic love, true love, romance, social differences, couples, friendship, society, mental illness, love and romance, love affair, friends, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
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Love (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan, China
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Eight people try to end their loneliness by searching for that one person to love, who can make their life complete.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: romance, fall in love, friends, love affair, wooing, couple relations, couples, looking for love, urban, love and romance, taiwanese, loneliness
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, asia
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49%
Tuya's Marriage (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Set in Inner Mongolia, a physical setback causes a young woman to choose a suitor who can take care of her, as well as her disabled husband.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, melancholic, touching ...
Plot: family relations, countryside, hopes, romance, couple relations, disability, couples, marriage proposal, paralysis, husband wife relationship, camel, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mongolia, asia, china
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46%
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Milan (2004)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Loving husband Lino is on a mission: His wife, who works as a domestic in Milan, is missing and he's determined to find her. To do so, he enters Italy illegally and takes cover as one of the hundreds of Filipino migrant workers wh make their ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: fall in love, missing person, couple relations, dangerous attraction, infidelity, couples, romance, society, love and romance, female director, overseas worker, naivete
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, the philippines, milan italy
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46%
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The Japanese Wife (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Snehmoy (Rahul Bose) and Miyage (Chigusa Takaku) are pen friends who exchange wedding vows through letters. Fifteen years pass but they never meet. Yet the bond of marriage is strong between them. This unusual relationship comes under a cloud when a ...
Style: realistic, emotional, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, looking for love, couples, love triangle, village, unfulfillment, lovers apart, pen pal, society, friendship, unfulfilled love, unlikely couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, japan, asia
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46%
Hitched for the Holidays (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A couple of single adults agree to pose as each others significant other throughout the holidays to keep their meddling families from harassing them, only to find that their feelings for each other are real.
Style: realistic, captivating, touching, emotional, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: christmas, romance, fall in love, family relations, couples, holiday, family gatherings, couple relations, love and romance, singleness, pretend relationship, hanukkah
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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43%
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Loving Leah (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A handsome Washington, D.C. doctor and a young New York woman fall in love at an unusual time...after they get married. Leah Lever is married to an Orthodox rabbi, Benjamin Lever, whose brother, Jake is a successful cardiologist and a non-practicing ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, captivating, touching
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, couples, death in the family, society, religions or cults, cardiologist, marriage of convenience, love and romance, fall in love, family relations, family tradition, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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41%
Christmas on the Bayou (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When successful New York marketing executive Katherine discovers her workaholic ways are taking a toll on her eight-year-old son, Zac, she decides to spend Christmas with him and her mother, Lilly in her home town on the bayou. When Caleb tries to ...
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: christmas, romance, couples, holiday, hopes, miraculous event, family relations, holiday season, love, hometown, comeback, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
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39%
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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, psychological, sentimental, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, immigrants, romance, family relations, parents and children, youth, society, teenager, post september 11 2001, love, profanity, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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39%
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Together (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Comprised by two love stories: The first story features Donnie Yen as a traffic cop, “Mr. Cool” who never smiles due to a rare disease. He meets and falls in love with Michelle Chen, a patient with amnesia, and spends most of her time looking ...
Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, touching, captivating ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, fall in love, love affair, couples, friends, police officer, haunted by the past, dating, amnesiac, love and romance, couple relations, materialism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
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37%
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Sacred Heart (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Irene discovers that she must eat hearts in order to survive the alien invasion in Sicily.
Style: emotional, realistic, captivating, touching, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, society, businesswoman, dead mother, love, introspection, workaholic, couple relations, friendship, death, suicide, changing lives ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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37%
Kiss Me Again (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A look at the lives of Carlo, Giulia, and their friends some 10 years after the events of L'Ultimo bacio.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, captivating, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, couple relations, love affair, true love, hopes, dishonesty, breakup, human nature, family life, couples, family problems, parents separation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
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36%
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Cafe Setareh (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Iran
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Filmmaker Saman Moghadam details the struggles of three women living in an antiquated district of Tehran in this emotionally resonant drama. Fabria's husband has been morally corrupted, and now it's up to her to take charge of the small ...
Style: psychological, sentimental, touching, sincere, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fall in love, hopes, human nature, family problems, couple relations, romance, unfulfilled love, couples, love and romance, society, life is a bitch, cafe ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Once Upon a Time in Rio (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Situated just above the awe-inspiring Ipanema beach in Rio is the Cantagalo slum. Every day, floods of Cantagalo residents make their way down the mountain, only to disappear into their surroundings as part of the invisible working-class that cleans ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: love, love and romance, romance, forbidden love, parents and children, social differences, fall in love, family relations, couples, life is a bitch, rich and poor, gun ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, brazil, rio de janeiro
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35%
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Partition (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, South Africa, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Determined to leave the ravages of war behind, 38 year old Gian Singh resigns from the British Indian Army to a quiet life. His world is soon thrown in turmoil, when he suddenly finds himself responsible for the life of a 17 year old girl, ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: interracial relations, forbidden love, fall in love, sikh, romance, love and romance, soldier, society, couples, political unrest, social relations, village ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: india, pakistan, middle east, asia
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Born to Hate... Destined to Love (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 120 min.
Story: While fighting for the political supremacy of their respective families, a Hindu man and a Muslim woman share a forbidden romance.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: village, family relations, romance, forbidden love, rivalry, vengeance, bollywood, hopes, destiny, clan, family feud, friendship ...
Place: india, asia
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Before We Say Goodbye (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: This is a milestone film that creates bridges of understanding between cultures, with its insightful and intimate portrayal of Hispanic-American life. It is a story about Ramona Garcia, a Hispanic-American mother of four grown children who works ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, eccentric family, rebelliousness, hopes, romance, youth, couples, couple relations, teenage life, restaurant, drugs/alcohol, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new mexico, mexico, albuquerque new mexico
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34%
The Sea Is Watching (2002)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Based on Akira Kurosawa's final unproduced script, this Edo-period drama takes place almost entirely inside an ocean-village brothel. O-Shin is a young brothel worker who one night helps a young samurai escape from his pursuers. Against the ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, samurai, prostitute, looking for love, couple relations, hopes, couples, village, fall in love, unfulfilled love, village life, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Class (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Preppy and wealthy Whitt Sheffield is in his last semester of law school when a professor assigns him to act as an advocate for a young, single mother who needs help finding - and keeping - a job. Whitt, whose snooty father wants Whitt to follow him ...
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: single parent, law student, romance, fall in love, rich and poor, couples, society, parents and children, law school, lawyers and clients, lawyer, social differences ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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32%
Dance of the Dragon (2008)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Singapore
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The story of three people whose lives are pulled into review and assessment when their paths cross. The initial sparks of what could be a new romance plays off against a couple falling out of love, a student and teacher, a father and son, a ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, realistic, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: couple relations, dance school, family relations, follow your dream, ambition, couples, fall in love, teachers and students, love triangle, love affair, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: singapore, asia
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Rashevski's Tango (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Belgium, Luxembourg, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Adolphe 'Dolfo' Rashevski travels to Israel with grandson Ric, but his brother, orthodox rabbi Samuel 'Shmouel, refuses to come attend their fellow Auschwitz survivor sister Rosa's funeral. Back in their home, the whole ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, humorous
Plot: youth, society, romance, family problems, couples, adoption, introspection, family life, curses spells and rituals, holocaust, nanny, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Shadows of Time (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Ravi and Masha are just children when they were sold into labour by their parents. When they meet, friendship blossoms between them but when the factory manager threatens to sell Masha, possibly into sex slavery, Ravi gives up his hard earned ...
Style: touching, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: romance, bribery, love affair, young heroes, obsessive quest, love and romance, innocence lost, factory, adultery, reunion, society, party ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
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31%
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Welcome Home (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Belgium
Duration: 73 min.
Story: ‘Welcome Home’ shows three intense moments in the life of Lila. She is the common thread between three men she meets during significant instants of her existence. The film is a sharp love letter to Brussels, a city in a constant state of flux, a ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, sentimental, captivating, non-linear ...
Plot: homecoming, couple relations, disorder, life turned upside down, reunion, couples, jealousy, love, romance, rivalry, friendship, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, brussels, brussels belgium
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30%
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Three Dollars (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Eddie is a principled man, with a wife, a daughter and a mortgage and leads a seemingly stable and happy life as a government land assessor. Yet when the forces of economic and social change threaten this, he realises just how fragile his reality ...
Style: touching, sentimental, captivating, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: family problems, self discovery, couple relations, hopes, redemption, couples, moral dilemma, family relations, love triangle, love, rivalry, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, melbourne australia
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29%
A Perfect Man (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A philandering husband unknowingly falls back in love with his wife over the phone when she pretends to be another woman.
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fall in love, love and romance, couples, couple relations, infidelity, ex husband ex wife relationship, urban, romance, riding a bicycle, fired from the job, ferry, applying lipstick ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: amsterdam, holland
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29%
Cherished Memories (2001)
Genre: Musical, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 171 min.
Story: Raj Singh Puri has a very wealthy friend in Lalit Kumar Malhotra, and his wife, Nalini. After the passing away of his wife, Shalini, Raj has become more dependent on the Malhotras, and they have offered him support and solace in his time of need. ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: family relations, young lovers, siblings relations, fall in love, parents and children, bollywood, win over, romance, husband wife relationship, sister sister relationship, materialism, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, london, malaysia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Green Chariot (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel
Duration: 47 min.
Story: Emigration to Israel challenges Sasha's Jewish identity. Will love help him to go over this crisis?
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: moral dilemma, fall in love, society, romance, love and romance, religions or cults, family relations, parents and children, immigrants, misfit, jewish, emigration ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, israel
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28%
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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, emotional, serious, touching, non-linear
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, social differences, love triangle, society, romance, love affair, family relations, fall in love, young lovers, youth, diary, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 21st century, 20th century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
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27%
Touched with Fire (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Carla and Marco are manic-depressive poets whose art is fueled by their emotional extremes. When they go off their meds, they end up in the same psychiatric hospital. As the chemistry between them stirs up their emotions, it intensifies their mania. ...
Style: realistic, sincere, captivating, emotional, touching
Plot: mental illness, bipolar disorder, love, romance, couples, hopes, hospital, friendship, mental institution
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Labour of Love (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Set in the crumbling environs of Calcutta, Labour of Love is a lyrical unfolding of two ordinary lives suspended in the duress of a spiralling recession.
Style: atmospheric, sincere, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: love and romance, working class, romance, society, couples, couple relations, introspection, unfulfilled love, bittersweet, unfulfillment, solitude, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
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27%