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Little Forest: Winter/Spring (2015)
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Little Forest: Winter/Spring (2015)
Original name: リトル・フォレスト 冬・春
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, sincere, captivating, realistic
Plot: japanese culture, food, japanese girl, nature, solitude, hut, abandoned by mother, farming, countryside, isolation, society, snow, japanese food, botany, mother issues
Place: japan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and captivating films with plots about society, countryside, youth, isolation, family relations, life is a bitch and solitude mostly in Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like Little Forest: Winter/Spring: Little Forest (2018), The Kirishima Thing (2012), Kids on the Slope (2018), Tony Takitani (2004), The Wonders (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 ...
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Little Forest (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young woman leaves the city to return to her hometown in the countryside. Seeking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, she becomes self-sufficient in a bid to reconnect with nature.
Style: captivating, psychological, disturbing, sincere
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The Kirishima Thing (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A story about the disappearance of Kirishima, a star athlete of the volleyball club, and how his disappearance affects every person in school.
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Plot: high school, volleyball, disappearance, friendship, society, youth, high school student, rivalry, misfit, social misfits, friends, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Kids on the Slope (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two different students—a successful but aloof academic and a rebellious but kindhearted delinquent—form a friendship through their love of jazz music.
Style: emotional, captivating, realistic, light
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Tony Takitani (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Tony Takitani had a solitary childhood. Being alone was normal since his mother died young and his father was always away with his jazz band. At school he studied art, but while his sketches are accurate and detailed they lack feeling. Used to being ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, serious, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: solitude, obsession, jazz, life is a bitch, shopping, love and romance, alone, fall in love, hopes, couples, isolation, addiction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
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The Wonders (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Switzerland, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Gelsomina’s family works according to some special rules. First of all, Gelsomina, at twelve years of age, is head of the family and her three younger sisters must obey her: sleep when she tells them to and work under her watchful eye. But the ...
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Plot: teenage girl, countryside, family life, life turned upside down, siblings relations, parents and children, disorder, radical, nature, farm, beekeeper, honey ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 1990s
Place: italy, tuscany
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Last Winter (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Switzerland, Luxembourg
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young farmer in Central France tries to sustain his spiritual connection to the land amid the crushing pressures of modern agriculture in this brooding drama.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, captivating, gloomy
Plot: countryside, farm, society, workplace, nothing goes right, estrangement, workplace situations, down on your luck, life is a bitch, social relations, village life, village ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: sincere, serious, realistic, contemplative
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
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The Great Passage (2013)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 134 min.
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Style: sentimental, feel good, serious, realistic, sincere
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Disgrace (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, South Africa
Duration: 119 min.
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: south africa, africa
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Drucker in the Dug-Out (2011)
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Country: Japan
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Style: fairy tale, atmospheric, sincere, offbeat, realistic ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
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Solanin (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Meiko Inoue is a recent college grad working as an office lady in a job she hates. Her boyfriend Shigeo is permanently crashing at her apartment because his job as a freelance illustrator doesn't pay enough for rent. And her parents in the ...
Style: psychological, realistic, sentimental, captivating
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16%
 7.4
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 7.3
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Blue Spring (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
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Style: bleak, disturbing, realistic, serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
Samurai Rebellion (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 128 min.
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Style: tense, stylized, emotional, sincere, atmospheric ...
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