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Throw Away Your Books, Rally in the Streets (1971)
Original name: 書を捨てよ町へ出よう
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Japan
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Conditions have been better for the nameless protagonist: his grandmother is a shoplifter and his war criminal father and sister have an unhealthy, intimate relationship with the family rabbit.
Style: psychedelic, avant garde
Plot: japanese new wave, dysfunctional family, punching bag, hippie, grandmother, rabbit, locker room, teen angst, soccer, coming of age, dalmatian, sex scene, surrealism, male nudity, female nudity, rape, politics, prostitute, chicken, shower

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and reflective films with plots about dysfunctional family, female nudity, japanese new wave, family relations, family problems, flashback and parents and children mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres. Some movies like Throw Away Your Books, Rally in the Streets: Emperor Tomato Ketchup (1971), Pastoral Hide and Seek (1974), A Story Written with Water (1965), Tango Argentino (1992), Fruits of Passion (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Emperor Tomato Ketchup (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 27 min.
Story: In a Japanese colony, children overthrow their parental guardians and attempt to form a new society. Their plan spirals out of control and they are soon lost in a web of sexual deviation and violence.
Style: avant garde
Plot: rebellion, sex with a minor, revolution, erection, orgy, sex scene, brothel, children, ping pong, girl, wig, undressing ...
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95%
Pastoral Hide and Seek (1974)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young boys' coming of age tale set in a strange, carnivalesque village becomes the recreation of a memory that the director has twenty years later.
Style: surreal, avant garde, psychedelic
Plot: coming of age, psychic, doll, death of child, midget, nun, threesome, desert, clock, freakshow, symbolism, circus ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
A Story Written with Water (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Struggling with his true emotions, dreams, memories of the past and the reality Shizuo is about to marry, but is torn between his wife-to-be and the love to his mother.
Plot: japanese new wave, surrealism, mother son relationship, geisha, dream, suicide, water, lake, sickness, unrequited love, loss of mother, spa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Tango Argentino (1992)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A boy who is helping lonely, elderly people revives their urge to live and receives in return their love and understanding, which have been denied to him by his parents.
Style: pre war
Plot: dysfunctional family, retirement home, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, teacher, boy, marriage, wedding, money, dog, singing, singer ...
Place: yugoslavia, serbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Fruits of Passion (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A girl loves a rich and much older man and is willing to do everything he wants to show her love, but he is playing a sick game with her. As part of this game he sends her to a Chinese brothel. A poor young boy sees her and falls in love with her. ...
Style: serious, sexual, erotic, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: prostitute, casino, sexual relations, unsimulated sex, eroticism, prostitution, couples, political unrest, revolution, politics, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: 20s, 1920s
Place: shanghai china
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Hallucination Generation (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A juvenile is mad at his mom so he leaves his home in San Francisco to join a charismatic LSD guru's cult in Spain and turns on, tunes in, and drops out. He also gets involved in murder.
Style: psychedelic
Plot: robbery, drugs, exploitation, hallucination, rebellion, lsd, hippie
Time: 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Captain Milkshake (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A Marine on leave from Vietnam becomes involved with hippies, communes and drug-running.
Style: psychedelic
Plot: vietnam veteran, hippie, marine, morality, anti war, army captain, vietnam war, cigar, marijuana, english, beer, drugs
Time: 1960s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Mini-Skirt Love (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: After his horny mom kills his dad, a horny young man shacks up with his horny aunt. Horniness (and incest) ensues.
Plot: dysfunctional family, incest, nipples visible through clothing, female nudity, mini skirt, threesome, touching breasts, short skirt, cheating, camera, dancing, horse ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Intentions of Murder (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Sadako, cursed by generations before her and neglected by her common-law husband, falls prey to a brutal home intruder. But rather than become a victim, she forges a path to her own awakening.
Plot: adultery, japanese new wave, dysfunctional couple, railway, train, argument, flashback, unhappiness, death, obsession, neighbor, love ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Shouting Secrets (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Switzerland
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Shouting Secrets is a hopeful and heartwarming, universal story taking place in a present day Native American family. It's a story that is at once about the constancy and the fragility of love, as well as the importance of family.
Plot: dysfunctional family, sibling relationship, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, native american, brother sister relationship, indian reservation
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.3
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G (1983)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Sweden
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Three friends, Robban, Alexander and Kim has just left the compulsory school, and now they consider themselves grown-up and mature, being 16 years old. During the summer holiday they also get a bit of experience of the world: Robban becomes a ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drugs/alcohol, buddies, nightclub, going straight, urban, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, coming of age, hopes, youth, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 8.3
 19K
Autumn Sonata (1978)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France, West Germany, Sweden, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After a seven-year absence, Charlotte Andergast travels to Sweden to reunite with her daughter Eva. The pair have a troubled relationship: Charlotte sacrificed the responsibilities of motherhood for a career as a classical pianist. Over an emotional ...
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, bleak, talky ...
Plot: marriage, pianist, reconciliation, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family in crisis, family life, family problems, family relations, reunion, redemption, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Gate of Flesh (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After World War II, some Tokyo prostitutes band together with a strict code: no pimps, attack any street walker who comes into our territory, defend the abandoned building we call home, and punish whomever gives away sex (who falls in love). Maya, a ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, tense, bleak ...
Plot: prostitute, japanese new wave, sex, bondage, fall in love, eroticism, prostitution, urban ghetto, life is a bitch, hopes, fugitives, starting over ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Ricki and the Flash (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Meryl Streep stars as Ricki Rendazzo, a guitar heroine who made a world of mistakes as she followed her dreams of rock-and-roll stardom. Returning home, Ricki gets a shot at redemption and a chance to make things right as she faces the music with ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sweet, dramatic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, aging, divorce, family drama, parents and children, family relations, rock star, musician's life, ambition, elderly, family problems, quibbling ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.0
 719
Amy (1997)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Australia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Amy's father, Franco, was a popular rock musician accidentally electrocuted while performing on stage. The psychological trauma leaves Amy mute and deaf. So the 8-year-old is brought by her mother, Tanya, to Melbourne to diagnose the reasons ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, feel good, psychological ...
Plot: coming of age, family life, musician's life, single parent, dealing with death, rehabilitation, human nature, parents and children, death in the family, down on your luck, dysfunctional family, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.7
 6K
Saraband (2003)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Italy, Finland, Germany, Austria
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The movie is a sequel to Bergman's Scenes from a Marriage (1973), where we revisit the characters of Johan and Marianne, then a married couple. After their divorce, Johan and Marianne haven't seen each other for 32 years. Marianne is still ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, crumbling marriage, human nature, introspection, couple relations, parents and children, siblings relations, family in crisis, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florence italy, st. petersburg russia, hamburg germany, helsinki finland, munich germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Man Who Left His Will on Film (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A metaphysical mystery involving a university student's camera getting stolen, and the thief then committing suicide. Looking back upon the event, the situation comes to be questioned if it happened at all.
Plot: japanese new wave, surrealism, camera, university, student, rape, female nudity, telephone, police, jumping off a building, communist, suicide ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Northern Kingdom (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The lives of three disparate families are illuminated by a meteor shower on a winter night.
Plot: dysfunctional family, farm, psychology, stepfather, psychologist
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Boy (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A family of four lives off of scams in which they pretend to be injured by automobiles. After suffering an injury during the war, the father believes he is an invalid. He and his wife have a 10-year-old boy and a 3-year-old girl. The adults pretend ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, thought provoking ...
Plot: child abuse, dysfunctional family, innocence lost, cons and scams, dishonesty, youth, family problems, life is a bitch, parents and children, siblings relations, social decay, kids in trouble ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.5
 206
Boy's Choir (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A young teen's father dies, and he is sent to an orphanage. He's teased because he stutters almost runs away, until a beautiful, androgynous boy, Yasuo (Sora Toma), convinces him to join the choir.
Plot: girls' school, radical, androgyny, exercise, comrade, sit ups, red army, boys' school, bass, stretcher, bandana, sparkler ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.1
 118
She and He (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: As her husband Eiichi becomes more entangled in his life as businessman, Naoko looks for ways to expand her own life even as her husband's life shrinks in scope and intimacy. She finds new interests, new love, and a greater sense of her place ...
Plot: bourgeoisie, japanese new wave, husband wife relationship, compassion, poverty, japanese woman, self discovery, japanese man
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.4
 130
Broken Dolls (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A former European actor Don Martin has retired with his disjointed "family" to his own private island, "The Paradise." After a few years, the entire group has disintegrated into shameless, selfish & dishonest ...
Plot: island, dysfunctional family, sex, inheritance, isolation, female nudity, husband wife relationship, spanking, boat, guitar, actor
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
A Call to Remember (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Paula Tobias, a Holocaust survivor who has suffered the ultimate personal tragedy of losing her spouse and children during the Nazi occupation of World War II. Now re-married and living in America during the late 1960's with husband David, they ...
Plot: jewish, dysfunctional family, teen angst, holocaust, holocaust survivor, overprotective parent, parent child relationship, survivor, hidden money
Time: year 1967, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Georgia (1995)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Sadie looks up to her older sister Georgia, a successful folk singer who's happily married with children, but can't break out of the bar-band circuit and hit the big time she desperately covets. It's in part due to her attraction to ...
Style: talky, realistic, serious, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: music, rock, musician's life, addiction, dysfunctional family, folk, downfall, alcohol, band, artist, rise and fall, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.2
 272
The Affair (1967)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Oriko’s and her mother had a difficult relationship. She knew of her mother’s relationships with men, and insisted she stop, interfering in the affair. Now that her mother has passed away, Oriko attempts to find out more about her from her ...
Plot: extramarital affair, japanese new wave, hit by a car, flashback, rape, unreliable flashback, sculptor, unrequited love, sculpture, sex scene, mother
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.8
 238
Blue River (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Edward's father walked out on his family years ago. In the years since, his mother has become a fundamentalist Christian and fallen for the school's self-righteous principal, Henry Howland. When Howland begins to mistreat Edward's ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: dysfunctional family, arson, family life, youth, sibling relationship, religious fundamentalist, school, family relations, single parent, small town, betrayal, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The second film in Terence Davies's autobiographical series (along with "Trilogy" and "The Long Day Closes") is an impressionistic view of a working-class family in 1940s and 1950s Liverpool, based on Davies's own ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, bleak
Plot: family life, parents and children, singer, working class, family problems, family relations, dysfunctional family, religions or cults, life is a bitch, society, hypocrisy, corridor ...
Time: 1950s, 1940s, 40s, 50s
Place: england, liverpool, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.1
 43K
Departures (2008)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Japan
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Daigo, a cellist, is laid off from his orchestra and moves with his wife back to his small hometown where the living is cheaper. Thinking he’s applying for a job at a travel agency he finds he’s being interviewed for work with departures of a ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: self discovery, funeral, unsupportive friend, coffin, cello, octopus, small town, dealing with death, workplace, redemption, social relations, starting over ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Anna and the Wolves (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The young but traveled Ana arrives in a manor in the countryside of Spain to work as nanny of three girls and finds a dysfunctional family.
Style: serious, biting, realistic, tragic ending
Plot: dysfunctional family, family problems, estate, countryside, family relations, obsession, eccentric family, solitude, little girl, rape, gang rape, nanny ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Acid Eaters (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 62 min.
Story: A group of office workers go every Friday afternoon to the White Pyramid, a 50-foot tower of LSD.
Style: psychedelic
Plot: lsd, exploitation, devil, motorcycle, surrealism, sexuality, sex, female nudity, drugs
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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