Movies like The Magician

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The Magician (2015)
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The Magician (2015)
Original name: 조선마술사
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A Princess in the Joseon Dynasty travels to the Qing Dynasty to marry. On the way to there, she meets a young magician and falls in love with him.
Style: sincere, romantic, serious, captivating
Plot: magic, forbidden love, secret identity, class differences, princess, magician, poverty, secret love, convoy, joseon dynasty, star crossed lovers, forest, magic trick, addiction, drunkenness, young lovers, blindness, trap, drinking alcohol, drinking, revenge, walking on water, illusionist, blind girl
Place: korea

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, serious, romantic and touching films with plots about love and romance, forbidden love, romance, love, friendship, couples and fall in love mostly in Drama, Romance and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Magician: The Princess' Man (2011), Nandanam (2002), Wild (2016), Romeo & Juliet (2013), Postman to Heaven (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Princess' Man (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: The Princess' Man is a 2011 South Korean television series, starring Park Si-hoo, Moon Chae-won, Kim Yeong-cheol, Song Jong-ho, Hong Soo-hyun, and Lee Soon-jae. It is a period drama about the forbidden romance between the daughter of King Sejo ...
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, tense
Plot: forbidden love, star crossed lovers, princess, rise to power, nobility, throne, political conflict, father daughter relationship, betrayal, prince, love story, love and romance ...
Place: korea
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Nandanam (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Balamani is the housemaid looking after Unni Amma. There are three more housemaids in the house but it is Balamani's duty to look after them too. Balamani is a devotee of Guruvayoorappan (Lord Krishna of Guruvayoor). But she could never visit ...
Style: touching, captivating, romantic, sincere, serious
Plot: forbidden love, class differences, love, loyalty, devotion, orphan, hindu, wedding, religion, divine intervention, mother son relationship, prayer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.3
 12K
Wild (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 174 min.
Story: Although Parsha is the cricket team captain and the brightest student in his year, the beautiful and confident Aarchi is out of his reach. She belongs to a higher caste, her family is rich, and her father is a kingpin in local politics. But Aarchi ...
Style: romantic, sincere, captivating, serious
Plot: rebelliousness, teenage love, young love, love, teenage boy, forbidden love, small town, politician, murder, teenage girl
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32%
 5.8
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Romeo & Juliet (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, Switzerland, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In Verona, bad blood between the Montague and Capulet families leads to much bitterness. Despite the hostility, Romeo Montague manages an invitation to a masked ball at the estate of the Capulets and meets Juliet, their daughter. The two are ...
Style: romantic, dramatic, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, star crossed lovers, young lovers, true love, tragic love, family feud, love and romance, shakespeare's romeo and juliet, parents and children, uninhibited rivalry, family relations, shakespeare ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Postman to Heaven (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: South Korea, Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Jae-jun (K-pop band TVXQ member Hero) delivers letters to heaven from those who can't get over the loss of their loved ones. One day Ha-na (Han Hyo-joo), who writes to her late boyfriend, discovers Jae-jun's secret identity. He offers her ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, sincere
Plot: postman, grief, ghost, parallel world, bereavement, love interest, loss of husband, male female relationship, forbidden love, grieving, letter writing, death ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.6
 172
Selma (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Selma is a 2 parts drama series based on Swedish world renowned novelist Selma Lagerlöf’s life. In the first part, Selma is in Sicily with her lover Sophie Elkan. The second part is years later, when Selma receives the Nobel Price.
Style: sincere, touching, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: forbidden love, rivalry, friendship, secret love, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, prostitute, nobel prize, jealousy, dinner, sexism, lesbian, nobel prize winner
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 1890s
Place: sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Beautiful Creatures (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Ethan Wate just wants to get to know Lena Duchannes better, but unbeknownst to him, Lena has strange powers. As Lena's 16th birthday approaches she might decide her fate, to be good or evil. A choice which will impact her relationship forever.
Style: emotional, captivating, light, serious, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: supernatural romance, teenage love, forbidden love, youth, witch, supernatural ability, supernatural, teenage life, love and romance, love, curses spells and rituals, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.6
 363K
The Illusionist (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Czech Republic
Duration: 110 min.
Story: With his eye on a lovely aristocrat, a gifted illusionist named Eisenheim uses his powers to win her away from her betrothed, a crowned prince. But Eisenheim's scheme creates tumult within the monarchy and ignites the suspicion of a dogged ...
Style: captivating, surprise ending, enigmatic, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: love triangle, forbidden love, magic, investigation, wizards and magicians, period piece, death, murder, magical, secrets, rivals, rivalry ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 1890s, 1880s ...
Place: vienna, london, austria, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Carmilla (2019)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Isolated from the outside world, fifteen-year-old Lara lives in seclusion on a vast country estate with her father and strict governess Miss Fontaine. Late one evening, a mysterious carriage crash brings a young girl into their home to recuperate. ...
Style: romantic, sexy, suspenseful, unusual plot structure, psychological ...
Plot: lgbt, female vampire, magician, lesbian vampire, vampire, youth, society, violence, dangerous attraction, impossible love, forbidden love, romance ...
Time: 18th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Lovers' Concerto (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Lee Ji-hwan receives photographs in the mail that reminds him of how he met two girls, Shim Su-in and Kim Gyeong-heui, one summer five years ago. He shares his memories with his friend Cheol-hyeon. He recalls initially being in love with Su-in, but ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, touching, captivating, romantic ...
Plot: love triangle, romance, friendship, couples, love and romance, friends, love story, relationships, love affair, couple relations, romantic relationship, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Nobody's Daughter Haewon (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Haewon, a college student, wants to end her secret affair with her professor, Seongjun. Feeling depressed after bidding farewell to her mother who is set to immigrate to Canada the next day, Haewon seeks out Seongjun again after a long time. That ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, touching, serious, psychological ...
Plot: forbidden love, love and romance, youth, student life, college, professor, society, friendship, college life, daughter, love
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Year of the Wolf (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Finland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Sari is a young, beautiful and intelligent girl who is busy studying at university,but she suffers from epilepsy and has to face death on a daily basis. Mikko is hersomewhat older university teacher, who is tired of life, and who one day decides ...
Style: romantic, captivating, touching, serious, sincere
Plot: forbidden love, university, epilepsy, romance, relationships, health, love triangle, age difference, parent child relationship, love, older man younger woman relationship, divorce ...
Place: helsinki finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.7
 219K
Romeo + Juliet (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In director Baz Luhrmann's contemporary take on William Shakespeare's classic tragedy, the Montagues and Capulets have moved their ongoing feud to the sweltering suburb of Verona Beach, where Romeo and Juliet fall in love and secretly wed. ...
Style: stylized, romantic, tense, suspense, modern day adaptation ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, tragic love, star crossed lovers, young lovers, teen romance, romance, true love, family feud, shakespeare, family relations, love and romance, gun violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
A Moment to Remember (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A young couple's love is tested when Sun-jin is diagnosed with a rare form of Alzheimer's disease.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Audience: date night
Plot: memory loss, love affair, alzheimer's disease, couple relations, love and romance, fighting illness, class differences, architect, reconciliation, family relations, father daughter relationship, resentment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Holiday Calendar (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A talented photographer stuck in a dead-end job inherits an antique Advent calendar that may be predicting the future -- and pointing her toward love.
Style: sweet, light, sincere, romantic
Plot: christmas, holiday, friendship, gift, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, magic, female photographer, interracial romance, christmas present, friends falling out, dating, best friends ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Scarlet Sails (1961)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A little girl Assol met a wizard and it has been foretold: "... it will be a fine sunny day when a beautiful ship under scarlet sail comes and the noble prince will take you away from here. He'll take you to the world of your dreams, where ...
Style: romantic, sentimental, scenic, lyrical, fairy tale
Plot: love, sailing ship, sailboat, love and romance, based on a novel, father daughter relationship, friendship, prince, life is a bitch, poverty, boat accident, village ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia, soviet union, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Romeo and Juliet (1968)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Director Franco Zeffirelli's beloved version of one of the most well-known love stories in the English language. Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet fall in love against the wishes of their feuding families. Driven by their passion, the young ...
Style: romantic, emotional, sweet, colourful, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: forbidden love, tragic love, romance, family feud, young love, love and romance, fall in love, unfulfillment, true love, parents and children, love story, shakespeare ...
Time: 1930s
Place: italy, europe, new york, england, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Beauty Inside (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Woo-Jin changes into a different person when he wakes up. He falls in love with Yi-Soo.
Style: romantic, touching, inspirational, sweet, disturbing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love, spirit, secret, change, love and romance, physical appearance, supernatural, mysterious character, romantic relationship, new identity, relationship problems, coping ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Love Hurts (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, 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, social differences, forbidden love, against the odds, young lovers, youth, romance, family problems, society, parents and children, fall in love, teenage boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, mexico, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Lorna Doone (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: The year is 1675. England is threatened by religious and political rivalries. King Charles II's Catholic brother, James, is next in line for the throne, but many Protestants put their faith in Charles' illegitimate son, The Duke of ...
Style: realistic, emotional, stylized, captivating, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: revenge, romance, love and romance, state affairs, political unrest, vengeance, uninhibited rivalry, forbidden love, love, rivalry, politics, countryside ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: england, scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Moon Embracing the Sun (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: Moon Embracing the Sun is a 2012 South Korean historical television drama series, starring Kim Soo-hyun, Han Ga-in, Jung Il-woo and Kim Min-seo. It aired on Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation from January 4 to March 15, 2012 on Wednesdays and Thursdays ...
Style: serious, captivating, stylized, emotional, epic
Plot: joseon dynasty, royal court, loveless marriage, true love, romance, love and romance, memory loss, political conspiracy, love affair, shaman, royal family, love triangle ...
Time: middle ages
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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West of Her (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dan signs on to travel with a mysterious stranger named Jane, laying cryptic tiles in the roads of cities across America. As they argue over what the tiles mean, they come to realize that it's up to each of us to answer the questions that haunt ...
Style: road movie, sincere, captivating, romantic, touching ...
Plot: road trip, summer romance, love interest, stranger, grand canyon, orphan, tent
Place: memphis
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Concubine (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Set during the early Joseon Dynasty, the film begins with the queen mother and former concubine (Park Ji-young) in a precarious position of having no blood ties to the childless king (Jung Chan). She schemes to replace him on the throne with his ...
Style: captivating, touching, disturbing, romantic, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: oral sex, royalty, palace, female full frontal nudity, fatal attraction, mistress, love, revenge, eunuch, sexual attraction, korean, sex scene ...
Time: 15th century
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Rapunzel Nabunzel (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Music, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 85 min.
Story: After a somewhat unfair treatment with their parents, the witch Charnot becomes the tutor of Rapunzel Nabunzel, a girl who cares in the captivity of a 3D tower. Years later, when she is already a young girl, she is discovered by a red prince who ...
Style: entertaining, captivating, humorous, feel good, parody
Audience: kids
Plot: disney princess, brothers grimm, save the princess, male female relationship, magical, imaginary kingdom, prince, princess, wizards and magicians, royal family, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, save the kingdom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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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: touching, realistic, emotional, serious, non-linear
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: forbidden love, love triangle, social differences, society, romance, young lovers, family relations, youth, fall in love, love affair, diary, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
A Werewolf Boy (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Summoned by an unexpected phone call, an elderly woman visits the country cottage she lived in as a child. Memories of an orphan boy she knew 47 years ago come flooding back to her.
Style: sentimental, atmospheric, romantic, serious, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: werewolf, teenage love, love and romance, romance, love triangle, bittersweet, feral child, single parent, orphan, transformation, beast, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.0
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Empire of Lust (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Set in 1398. Kim Min-Jae (Shin Ha-Kyun) is the supreme commander of the Joseon Dynasty. He falls in love for the first time and for that woman he takes risks. Yi Bang-Won (Jang Hyuk) is the King’s son. He helped his father setup the Joseon Dynasty ...
Style: suspense, captivating, disturbing, exciting, tense
Plot: joseon dynasty, mistress, japanese history, revenge, sex scene, rescue from drowning, suicide attempt, love and romance, general, crimes, protector, danger ...
Time: 14th century, 15th century, 1400s
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.5
 9K
Il Mare (2000)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Eun-joo moves out of her house "Il Mare", leaving behind a Christmas card for the eventual new owner of the house in 1999. In it she asks him/her to forward any mail of hers to her new address in the city. It is 1997 and Sung-hyun, the ...
Style: sentimental, serious, romantic, surreal
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: supernatural romance, time travel, friendship, fall in love, changing the past or future, architect, impossible love, unlikely couple, supernatural, love affair, couples, love letter ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Princess & the Marine (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Based on a true story, American Marine Jason Johnson (Goselaar) is sent on assignment to the Emirate of Bahrain. While there, he meets and falls in love with a spirited, lovely young woman, Meriam (Nichols), without realizing she is really a member ...
Style: sincere, captivating, touching, emotional
Plot: friendship, marine, military, parents and children, family relations, social differences, impossible love, couple relations, hopes, couples, injustice, princess ...
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
My Mother, the Mermaid (2004)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Na-young works at a post office and is sick and tired of being around her shamefully unyielding mother and her pushover father who's excessively nice. The only thing that she can look forward to is her trip abroad in a few days. But one day, ...
Style: captivating, romantic, entertaining
Plot: family relations, missing father, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, family secret, search for father, relationships, mystery, uncover truth, male female relationship, husband wife relationship, romantic relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%