Movies like Suzaku

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Suzaku (1997)
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Suzaku (1997)
Original name: 萌の朱雀
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Depicts the life of a family in a remote Japanese timber village. Family head Tahara Kozo lives with his mother Sachiko, wife Yasuyo, nephew Eisuke and young daughter Michiru. Economic recession and failed development plans cause tragedy in the family.
Plot: village, family relations, slice of life, mountain, nature, depression, teenage girl, boy, father daughter relationship, little girl, flash forward, tunnel, old woman, mother daughter relationship, aunt nephew relationship, countryside, husband wife relationship, uncle nephew relationship, incest overtones, abandoned by mother, older man teenage girl relationship, minimalism, school bus, 11 year old, cabin ...
Time: 70s
Place: japan

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Most similar movies to Suzaku

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, psychological and touching films with plots about family relations, village, countryside, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship and father son relationship mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Suzaku: Hanezu (2011), Vision (2018), Fire Festival (1985), The Mourning Forest (2007), Like Father, Like Son (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Hanezu (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on a Japanese novel written by Masako Bando, the story revolves around Kayoko who lives with one man (Tetsuya) but is in love with another (Takumi).
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, contemplative
Plot: social differences, village life, society, social relations, village, human nature, love, male female relationship, mountain, pregnant woman, sculptor, pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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95%
 5.3
 732
Vision (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Centres on Jeanne, a journalist tracking a mysterious rare herb that appears only once every 997 years.
Plot: traveler, cobweb, birth, factory, train, childbirth, baby, dog, japanese man, old woman, fire, tunnel ...
Place: japan
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79%
 7.1
 273
Fire Festival (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Tatsuo, a reverent lumberjack, seeks to disrupt plans to build a marine park on his family land, instead promoting his traditions in reactionary ways.
Plot: village, lumberjack, male nudity, nature, wilderness
Place: japan
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75%
The Mourning Forest (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A caregiver at a small retirement home takes one of her patients for a drive to the country, but the two wind up stranded in a forest where they embark on an exhausting and enlightening two-day journey.
Style: captivating, psychological, sincere
Plot: forest, retirement home, sadness, old man, travel, family problems, male female relationship, old age, relationships, cross country trip, relationship problems, life is a bitch ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Like Father, Like Son (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Ryota Nonomiya is a successful businessman driven by money. He learns that his biological son was switched with another child after birth. He must make a life-changing decision and choose his true son or the boy he raised as his own.
Style: touching, thought provoking, sincere, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: architect, identity crisis, life turned upside down, introspection, moral dilemma, childhood, parents and children, family life, social differences, family reunited, disorder, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.9
 1K
True Mothers (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: After a long and unsuccessful struggle to get pregnant, convinced by the discourse of an adoption association, Satoko and her husband decide to adopt a baby boy. A few years later, their parenthood is shaken by a threatening unknown girl, Hikari, ...
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: adoption, family relations, husband wife relationship, couples, father son relationship, family, kids and family, foster home, parents and children, couple relations, children, birth mother ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Little Forest: Winter/Spring (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Ichiko (Ai Hashimoto) lived in a big city, but goes back to her small hometown Komori, located on a mountain in the Tohoku region. She is self-sufficient. Ichiko gains energy living among nature and eating foods she makes from seasonal ingredients.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, sincere, captivating
Plot: japanese culture, farming, food, japanese girl, nature, solitude, abandoned by mother, countryside, isolation, society, cooking, village life ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Ballad of Narayama (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In a small village in a valley everyone who reaches the age of 70 must leave the village and go to a certain mountain top to die. If anyone should refuse he/she would disgrace their family. Old Orin is 69. This winter it is her turn to go to the ...
Style: bleak, gloomy, serious, realistic, meditative ...
Plot: mountain, village, bestiality, zoophilia, family relations, left to die, down on your luck, human nature, village life, parents and children, family life, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Shiba (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A multi-lingual tour guide who owns multiple passports one day drives his wife and daughter to a desolate seashore town and checks in a secluded, spacious, ruins-like hotel. From that moment on, he throws himself into gambling, tossing the dice with ...
Plot: murder, gambling, seaside, brother sister relationship, cultural difference, violence, village, chinese, dice, sex, family relations, taiwanese ...
Place: taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.9
 103
Homeland (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When Jiro Sawada was a sophomore in high school he was framed for something he did not do. Afterwards, he left his hometown in a small village in Fukushima Prefecture. After the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, Jiro Sawada goes back to his ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: family problems, dishonesty, family relations, youth, high school life, village life, frame up, village, tsunami, earthquake, abandoned building, natural disaster ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Little Forest: Summer/Autumn (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Abandoned by her mother, young Ichiko leaves her life in the city to live off the land in Komori, a small town nestled among the mountains in rural Japan. Despite the void left by her mother’s disappearance, Ichiko comes to enjoy her independence ...
Style: visually appealing, psychological, melancholic, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: food, countryside, farming, nature, village life, cooking, slice of life, solitude, japanese culture, abandoned by mother, botany, mother issues ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.0
 103
Marion (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Marion is ten and befriends a couple so much that they want her to live with them.
Plot: rich, family relations, parisian, mother daughter relationship, food, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, marriage, friendship, friend, wealth, village ...
Place: paris france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 507
Virgina (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Yugoslavia, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: "Virgina" tells a tale from the end of the 19th century. It took place in a isolated village near the Adriatic Sea. Because of the extreme patriarchal culture there is a superstition that families without male heirs are cursed. When the ...
Plot: patriarchy, curse, tradition, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, secret, superstition, village, poverty, farmer, coming of age, religion ...
Time: 19th century
Place: bosnia herzegovina, former yugoslavia, serbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.4
 11K
Sweet Bean (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, France, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Sentaro runs a small bakery that serves dorayaki pastries filled with sweet red bean paste (“an”). When an old lady, Tokue, offers to help in the kitchen he reluctantly accepts. She will soon prove to have magic in her hands…
Style: sincere, thought provoking, melancholic, touching, culinary
Plot: meaning of life, cooking, chef, restaurant, food, employer employee relationship, tradition, life philosophy, old woman, disability, existentialism, sanitarium ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.9
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Still Walking (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Twelve years after their beloved eldest son, Junpei, drowned while saving a stranger's life, Kyohei and Toshiko welcome their surviving children home for a family reunion. Younger son Ryota still feels that his parents resent that he isn't ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, contemplative
Plot: family relations, family reunited, family gatherings, family life, family tradition, generation gap, reconciliation, dealing with death, parents and children, bereavement, generation, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Most Beautiful Night In The World (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 160 min.
Story: Betrayed and disgraced, big-city reporter Kazuya Mizuno is banished to a desk at Kaname's boring little town newspaper. But Kaname isn't as boring as it seems on the surface. Not with characters around like Shimeko, a girl genius with a ...
Style: fable
Plot: sexuality, schoolgirl, research, journalism, haunted by the past, fisherman, bar owner, journalist, suicide, corruption, news reporter, gossip ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Maborosi (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young woman's husband apparently commits suicide without warning or reason, leaving behind his wife and infant. Yumiko remarries and moves from Osaka to a small fishing village, yet continues to search for meaning in a lonely world.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, psychological, reflective ...
Plot: suicide, village, hopes, arranged marriage, self discovery, social relations, museum, couples, family problems, couple relations, haunted by the past, death in the family ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, venice, asia, europe, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
A Story of Yonosuke (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 160 min.
Story: The year is 1987 and Japan is just reaching the peak of its economic success. Eighteen-year old Yonosuke Yokomichi arrives in Tokyo from Nagasaki. Ordinary in every way possible, he lives in a suburb far from the excitement of the big city and ...
Style: psychological, realistic, tense, captivating
Plot: university, student, dancing, dating, flirting, father son relationship, public, getting home, japanese teenager, love and romance, friendship, rivalry ...
Time: year 1987
Place: tokyo, japan, tanzania
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Martha... Martha (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Having received a frosty reception when visiting her parents, Martha drags her husband Reymond and infant daughter Lise to Spain, to renew her acquaintance with her estranged sister Marie. After a quarrel, Marthe and her family return to France, ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, psychological, serious
Plot: family relations, family reunited, dysfunctional family, depression, mother child relationship, sister sister relationship, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, visit, twins, restaurant, death of brother ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.3
 484
Pastorale (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the mountain village comes a group of young musicians in Tbilisi. Here they are going to relax and rehearse. Sad story about the final rupture occurred, the peasants do not sing beautiful old songs, the musicians play music incomprehensible to ...
Plot: village, cultural difference, country girl, hospitality, periphery, job, family relations, farmer, fishing, farm, countryside, party ...
Place: georgia (former ussr), russia, caucasus
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
An Autumn Afternoon (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Shuhei Hirayama is a widower with a 24-year-old daughter. Gradually, he comes to realize that she should not be obliged to look after him for the rest of his life, so he arranges a marriage for her.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching, gloomy
Plot: family relations, wedding, widower, existential loneliness, single parent, love and romance, unfulfillment, romance, aging, buddies, hopes, elderly ...
Time: 60s
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.6
 160
The Lowlife (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on a 2016 novel by Mana Sakura, “The Lowlife” shows the stories of three women who work in Japan’s adult video industry .
Style: captivating
Plot: porn, porn actress, japanese schoolgirl, family relations, erotica, mother daughter relationship, social problems, women, life, female protagonist, relationships, porn star ...
Place: tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.2
 292
Rice People (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Cambodia, France, Switzerland, Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A poor, rural Cambodian family slowly disintegrates during the cycle of a single rice crop in this moving, and beautifully photographed European drama adapted from a novel by Shahnon Ahmad. Pouev, his wife Om, and his seven children, live in a small ...
Plot: rice, farmer, poison, village, paranoia, husband wife relationship, death, mother daughter relationship, death of father, sister sister relationship, father daughter relationship, countryside ...
Place: cambodia, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The End of Summer (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The Kohayakawa family is thrown into distress when childlike father Manbei takes up with his old mistress, in one of Ozu’s most deftly modulated blendings of comedy and tragedy.
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, infidelity, family business, adultery, parents and children, dishonesty, couples, forbidden love, human nature, love and romance, small business, father daughter relationship ...
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
75 Degrees in July (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sibling rivalry and other conflicts are revealed as one daughter, now a successful modern artist living in New York, returns to visit her Texas family.
Style: captivating, sincere, serious, touching, psychological
Plot: family relations, husband wife relationship, sister sister relationship, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, manipulation, homecoming, sibling rivalry, family reunited, rancher, dysfunctional family, male female relationship ...
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.7
 63
My Last Love (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Bong-yong Kim is one of a modest Korean dad who struggles to survive from the work place without any time to get along with his family. He has to work over than he had to, since the boss treat him like his servant – drink late every night, drive ...
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: father daughter relationship, father son relationship, family relations, husband wife relationship, family, job, relationship vs career, relationships, manager, teenage girl, schoolgirl, asian girl ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Wind Will Carry Us (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Irreverent city engineer Behzad comes to a rural village in Iran to keep vigil for a dying relative. In the meanwhile the film follows his efforts to fit in with the local community and how he changes his own attitudes as a result.
Style: thought provoking, serious, touching, melancholic, compassionate ...
Plot: countryside, small town, fish out of water, family relations, village, parents and children, village life, politics, kurd, terminal illness, mountain, farm ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east, kurdistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 8.0
 2K
Yearning (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a bombing raid destroys the family store and her husband, Reiko rebuilds and runs the shop out of love stopped short by destruction.
Plot: family relations, widow, unrequited love, egg, love, store, train station, fight, suicide, supermarket, motorcycle, brother in law sister in law relationship ...
Time: 60s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.0
 3K
Wreckers (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A married couple move back to his childhood village to start a family but a surprise visit from the husband's brother ignites sibling rivalry and exposes the lies embedded in the couple's relationship.
Style: realistic, tense, psychological, serious, gloomy
Plot: countryside, newlyweds, family relations, siblings relations, couples, village, couple relations, abusive father, infidelity, brother brother relationship, female protagonist, marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Be Sure to Share (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Shiro’s struggle with his father’s cancer and impending death leads to a realization that he must communicate his love and admiration for him before it’s too late. A series of flashbacks reveals their relationship over time, and the trouble ...
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, sentimental, psychological ...
Plot: family relations, redemption, terminal illness, coping, parents and children, unfulfillment, estrangement, family in crisis, father son relationship, life is a bitch, hopes, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%