Movies like Shady Grove

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Shady Grove (1999)
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Shady Grove (1999)
Original name: Sheidî gurôvu
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Rika, a bright, attractive, and driven young woman, is intent on marrying her dreamy boyfriend Seiichi Ono who is not only tall and handsome but also an up-and-coming executive. One day, Ono abruptly dumps her.
Plot: young adult, shared dream, potted plant, office worker, existentialism, past, unrequited love, youth, loneliness, private detective, quitting a job, broken heart, drawing, forest, brother sister relationship, coffee, dream, bouquet, letter, selfishness, computer, absurdism, video camera, cell phone, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...

Most similar movies to Shady Grove

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, gloomy and emotional films with plots about kiss, marriage, photograph, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love triangle, father son relationship and obsession mostly in Drama, Romance and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Shady Grove: Fag Hag (1992), Chinese Box (1997), The Backwater (2013), One Fine Spring Day (2001), Like Grains of Sand (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.1
 172
Fag Hag (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A straight young woman living in Tokyo becomes involved in the lives of a gay man and his married lover.
Plot: kiss, party, secret, baby, beer, husband wife relationship, dancing, wheelchair, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, break up, male nudity, beach ...
Place: thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Tomorrow I Will Date with Yesterday's You (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Takatoshi Minamiyama (Sota Fukushi) majors in art at an university in Kyoto. On the train to the school, he sees Emi Fukuju (Nana Komatsu) and falls in love with her at first sight. Gathering up all his courage, he speaks to her. They begin to date ...
Plot: time travel, youth, train, scarf, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, japanese girl, short skirt, girl wearing a miniskirt, based on a novel, japanese woman, ponytail, love at first sight ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.3
 3K
Chinese Box (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Japan, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story of Hong Kong, from New Year's Day to June 30th, 1997, when the British left their colony and turned it over to the People's Republic of China.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: politics, city life, romance, love and romance, urban, society, unfulfillment, couples, human nature, introspection, couple relations, terminal illness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: hong kong, asia, china, beijing china, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.2
 231
The Backwater (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on a novel by Shinya Tanaka, this film is set in a quiet riverside town, where 17-year-old Tooma lives with his father and his father’s lover. Tooma witnesses his father’s sadistic behavior towards his lover and soon finds himself ...
Plot: older man younger woman sex, listening to sex, semen, stepmother, prosthetic limb, alcoholic father, stepmother stepson relationship, masturbation, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, prostitute, revenge, father son relationship ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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One Fine Spring Day (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A recording engineer falls for a radio announcer after they work together to capture sounds of the natural world.
Plot: aunt nephew relationship, tape recording, radio station, bamboo, grandmother grandson relationship, asian, forest, tape recorder, depression, train station, sound recording, love ...
Place: south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Like Grains of Sand (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story. Shuji, a Japanese teen, is falling in love with his friend Hiroyuki, however, Hiroyuki is attracted to Kasane, the new girl in their class.
Plot: high school, lgbt, youth, gay teenager, unrequited love, single father, origami, sexual orientation, young love, cable car, rape victim, sexual identity ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.1
 921
Distance (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 132 min.
Story: On the eighth anniversary of a cult's failed chemical attack on Tokyo and their subsequent mass suicide, family members of those affected gather at the cult's former base on the shores of a lake to observe the anniversary of their loved ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: lake, forest, grief, afterlife, death in the family, sadness, cult, ocean or sea, dealing with death, terrorism, destiny, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Yi Yi: A One and a Two... (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan, Japan
Duration: 173 min.
Story: Each member of a family in Taipei asks hard questions about life's meaning as they live through everyday quandaries.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, sincere ...
Plot: midlife crisis, wedding, coma, first love, family, dysfunctional family, human nature, introspection, love triangle, daughter, bullying, middle class ...
Time: 90s
Place: taipei, asia, taiwan, japan, mcdonald's restaurant ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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As a Man Grows Older (1962)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The place is Trieste and the time is 1927. Emilio Brentani leads a peaceful and uneventful life with his older sister Amalia. At least until the day he meets Angiolina Zarri, a beautiful young woman. But the lady is also fickle, wayward and ...
Plot: brother sister relationship, thirty something, suicide, poverty, man crying, delirium, posing nude, funeral, artist, obsession, jealousy, marriage proposal ...
Time: 1920s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Moonlight Whispers (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Satsuki (Tsugumi) and Takuya (Kenji Mizuhashi) are high school students who meet at kendo practice, where they bash one another with wooden swords. They begin an awkward romance, but Takuya soon reveals a masochistic side to his desires. He has been ...
Style: serious, psychological, dark humor, erotic, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, love triangle, bondage, s&m, fetishism, sadism, masochism, young love, high school student, sexual abuse, romance, sexual relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.0
 266
Drowning Love (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Natsume Mochizuki works as a teen model in Tokyo, but she learns that she has to move to her father's hometown of Ukigumo. She is in a desperate situation because she can't do the things she wants to do in Ukigumo. One day, she meets ...
Style: sexy
Plot: japanese schoolgirl, fashion model, driving at night, sexy woman, small business, cocktail, sadness, legs, junior high school, mobile phone, hoodie, heir ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.7
 15K
Dolls (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Dolls takes puppeteering as its overriding motif -- specifically, the kind practiced in Bunraku doll theater performances -- opening each section of his film with a story provided by the puppets and their masters, which relates thematically to the ...
Style: emotional, serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: obsession, yakuza, pop star, disfigurement, arranged marriage, lovers reunited, hopes, romance, murder, broken engagement, suicide attempt, new love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Till My Heartaches End (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Philippines
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The moment these two saw each other at the café, they couldn’t take their eyes off each other. Their attraction was apparent and it seemed that destiny brought them together. As they got to know the other better, they found solace and comfort in ...
Plot: nursing, dormitory, coffee shop, traffic, electric fan, condominium, ice cream, meeting, attraction, stepmother, billiards, cell phone ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.8
 125
Love and Lies (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The Japanese government carries out a program to increase the birth rate in the country. Their program analyzes gene information from its residents and selects a marriage partner for them. Aoi Nisaka is a high school student. She is in a love ...
Plot: school, japanese schoolgirl, steak, school uniform, grave, clinic, birthday present, high school, holding hands, government, aquarium, long hair ...
Time: near future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
A Heart of Stone (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Beautiful violin virtuoso Camille has two obsessions: the music of Ravel, and a friend of her husband's who crafts violins. But his heart seems to be as cold as her playing is passionate.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, gloomy, enigmatic ...
Plot: obsession, love, violin, girl, love triangle, romance, fall in love, friends, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, musician's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, geneva switzerland, hungary, brussels belgium ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 8.0
 6K
Love Letter (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When exchanging letters two women discover new things about a deceased man they used to know.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: true love, high school, supernatural romance, romance, school, unfulfilled love, lovers reunited, haunted by the past, road not taken, love and romance, unfulfillment, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Nanami: The Inferno of First Love (1968)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A teenage goldsmith with a dark past tragically falls in love with a young nude model.
Style: student film, avant garde
Plot: breasts, masturbation, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, male nudity, teenage boy, jealousy, husband wife relationship, photographer, little girl, foot chase, dating, shyness ...
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.9
 5K
Air Doll (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 125 min.
Story: An "air doll" suddenly come to life one day. Without her owner knowing, she goes for a walk around town and falls in love with Junichi. She starts to date Junichi and gets a job at the same store where he works. Everything seems to be ...
Style: surreal, serious, gloomy, touching, bleak ...
Plot: objects come to life, imaginary, human nature, innocence lost, fall in love, hopes, love and romance, toys, creator, doll, video store, isolation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 7.2
 250
The Doe Boy (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A Cherokee boy is a haemophiliac in a culture obsessed with blood identity.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Plot: coming of age, juvenile delinquency, innocence lost, parents and children, kids in trouble, americana, society, youth, family relations, transsexual, human nature, down on your luck ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.8
 4K
Pola X (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Switzerland, Germany, Japan
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A writer leaves his upper-class life and journeys with a woman claiming to be his sister, and her two friends.
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: incest, femme fatale, romance, mysterious character, unsimulated sex, obsession, destructive relationship, hopes, love and romance, couples, family relations, power relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, germany, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Path of the Beast (1980)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 71 min.
Story: 17 year old Saki lives in a run-down hack with her mom who survives by pushing a food cart from dawn to dusk. Saki has dropped out of school, and when she's not helping her mother selling noodles in the streets, she's playing flesh-games ...
Plot: erotica, sadism, female nudity, female masturbation, lust, undressing, bicycle, rivalry, flashback, marriage, money, teenage girl ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Love After Love (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A sixty-something mother and her two adult sons cope and move onward following the death of their larger-than-life father/husband.
Plot: mother son relationship, envelope, immortality, station wagon, sadness, open marriage, jazz music, middle aged woman, crematorium, fiance fiancee relationship, shoes, doorman ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Endless Farewell (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Philippines, Japan
Story: The plot is about Maria (Lovi Poe), a 16-year old girl who elopes with her boyfriend Ryan (Joem Bascon) to Baguio. While they are in a hotel in Baguio, they meet a terminally ill tourist (Jacky Woo) who is in Baguio beause it is where he met his ...
Plot: one night stand, journey, cancer, knight, stranger, bellhop, bus, photograph, dying, hotel, beer, park ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 6.6
 722
Boomerang (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Antoine Rey looks for a special gift for his sister Melanie on her 40th birthday. He decides to surprise her with a trip to the French Island of Noirmoutier, where they spent many summers as children until their mother's death. On the drive ...
Plot: car accident, police, father daughter relationship, christmas, death, fired from the job, father son relationship, kiss, secret, flashback, funeral, lesbian ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Wife to Be Sacrificed (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 71 min.
Story: A wife charges her husband with sexual battery. He escapes from the police and goes into hiding. In three years, she divorces him and tries to put the pieces of her life back in order, when suddenly he returns. Obsessed with rage and hatred, he ...
Style: serious, rough, sexual, erotic, realistic ...
Plot: in the woods, sexual abuse, crimes, sexual torture, deadly, couples, vengeance, obsession, infidelity, kidnapping, woman in danger, danger ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Speaking Parts (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A struggling actor's job as a hotel custodian is a front for his real job: being rented out as a gigolo by his supervisor. A co-worker is obsessed with him, but he ignores and avoids her. He leaves his acting resume in the hotel room of a ...
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, psychological
Plot: obsession, love triangle, destructive relationship, love affair, love and romance, society, couples, family relations, power relations, master and servant, couple relations, looking for love ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.3
 44
Cheerleader (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Cheerleader dives into the mind of a teenager as she tries desperately to win her boyfriend back.
Plot: kiss, friendship, revenge, break up, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, jealousy, swimming, cigarette smoking, telephone call, teenager, fight, cheerleader ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.4
 996
Radiance (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The story follows the social intercourse between a cameraman, Masaya, with a lazy eye, and Misako who disconnects from the world.
Plot: long hair, pigtails, short skirt, girl wearing a miniskirt, mini skirt, interview, tea, school, photographer, beer, camera, microphone ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.8
 18K
Happy Together (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A couple take a trip to Argentina in search of a new beginning, but instead find themselves drifting ever further apart.
Style: atmospheric, emotional, stylized, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: homosexuality, gays and lesbians, friendship, romance, alienation, fall in love, gender, friends, love and romance, loneliness, couples, fish out of water ...
Time: 90s
Place: argentina, hong kong, asia, latin america, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Goodbye First Love (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A 15-year-old discovers the joys and heartaches of first love with an older teen, but in the ensuing years, cannot seem to move past their breakup.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, emotional
Audience: girls' night
Plot: teenage love, architecture, beach, letter, lovers reunited, romance, strike, love and romance, youth, couple relations, hopes, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: europe, france, denmark, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%