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: loneliness, youth, forest, obsession, unrequited love, computer, past, dream, break up, private detective, photograph, office worker, coffee, marriage, broken heart, young adult, cell phone, drawing, quitting a job, letter, brother sister relationship, retiring, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, cigarette smoking, existentialism ...

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Most similar movies to Shady Grove

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, touching, sexy and realistic films with plots about boyfriend girlfriend relationship, kiss, photograph, cell phone, rain, cigarette smoking and telephone call mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Shady Grove: Happy Hour (2015), Fag Hag (1992), We Were Here: Part 1 (2012), Perfect World (2018), Chinese Box (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Happy Hour (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 317 min.
Story: Jun, Akari, Sakurako and Fumi truly believe that they can confide in each other. But one day, at a party, Jun confesses that she is seeking a divorce from her husband and this information seems to upset the other three. They follow her trial as she ...
Style: sexy, romantic, captivating, melancholic, exciting ...
Plot: divorce, career, relationships, interview, japanese woman, marriage, fired from the job, group of friends, quitting a job, adultery, lgbt, bisexual woman ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
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95%
 6.7
 187
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: adultery, marriage, undressing, brother brother relationship, friendship, singer, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mother daughter relationship, panties, telephone call, bikini, travel ...
Place: thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
We Were Here: Part 1 (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: "We Were There" follows the 10 year romance between Motoharu Yano (Toma Ikuta) & Nanami Takahashi (Yuriko Yoshitaka). During their high school days, Motoharu Yano was the most popular boy in school, but can't get over the ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, serious
Plot: teenage love, romance, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, cancer patient, separation, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, sadness, old friend, high school, taxi, footbridge, abandonment ...
Place: hokkaido, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Perfect World (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Tsugumi Kawana (Hana Sugisaki) works at an interior design company. She happens to meet her first love Itsuki Ayukawa (Takanori Iwata) from her high school days. He is now an architect and in a wheelchair because of an accident. --asianwiki
Plot: hospitalized person, mother and daughter, fever, mobile phone, employee, rain, design, apron, wheelchair, photograph, child, dream ...
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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 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, realistic, serious, contemplative, gloomy ...
Plot: politics, romance, couple relations, urban, terminal illness, society, unfulfillment, love and romance, profanity, bittersweet, couples, city life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: hong kong, asia, china, north korea, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.5
 893
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: lesbian romance, island, past, crutches, christmas eve, death by drowning, family secret, childhood flashback, morgue, confronting the past, family relations, christmas present ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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: psychological, sentimental, uplifting, touching, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: love and romance, couple relations, couples, love affair, male female relationship, fall in love, friendship, love, romance, destiny, youth, adaptation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.8
 56
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: telephone call, kiss, fight, cheerleader, shopping, high school, teenager, break up, swimming, jealousy, diner, breakup ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: realistic, touching, sentimental, lyrical, depressing ...
Plot: midlife crisis, wedding, lovers reunited, first love, dysfunctional family, coma, family, infidelity, introspection, family values, human nature, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, taipei, asia, tokyo, taiwan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.2
 203
Clover (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Saya Suzuki (Emi Takei) is an ordinary employee working at a hotel. She falls in love with her elite boss Susumu Tsuge (Tadayoshi Okura). Through their romance, Saya Suzuki grows as a person.
Plot: festival, brunette, drinking alcohol, eyeglasses, leg, hotel room, beer, valentine's day, escape, resort, prostitute, rainstorm ...
Place: mount fuji, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A New York couple's relationship is tested after the loss of their child. This film is the wide-released combination of the original two :him and :her volumes that premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.
Style: sincere, touching, meditative, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: couples, family relations, adultery, love affair, obsession, romance, life turned upside down, breakup, couple relations, parents and children, hopes, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1951
Place: new york, connecticut, usa, manhattan new york city, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Day a Pig Fell Into the Well (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A novelist has an affair with two women, finding fulfillment in neither; a married businessman strays from his wife he can't satisfy; a naive young woman surrenders her dignity for her lover; and a married woman tries to find solace in a ...
Plot: cigarette smoking, sex scene, female nudity, disgust, fight, adultery, husband wife relationship, troubled marriage, dream, fruit, dreaming, self hatred ...
Place: seoul, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 798
Full Speed (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A brief extract of four kids' lives somewhere in France. Quentin, who won a writers contest and now pays more attention to his career as an author than to his friends, beautiful Julie, his girl-friend, much more mature than she looks, falling ...
Style: sexual, gloomy, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: coming out, friendship, racism, love triangle, betrayal, youth, friends, couples, singleness, twentysomething life, sexual relations, teenage love ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, lyon, new york, algeria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.2
 2K
Little Lili (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: This film, loosely inspired by Anton Chekov's The Seagull, weaves a story about sex, family and the business of making films. When the young and overly sensitive filmmaker Julien screens his new DV art-film starring his girlfriend Lili ...
Style: realistic, serious, clever, touching, contemplative ...
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, filmmaking, love triangle, actor's life, lifestyle, romance, love and romance, couples, unfulfilled love, fall in love, obsession, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Beyond Paradise (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Haunted by a tragic past, a stunning music student flees her homeland and ends up in an estranged marriage in Los Angeles, where her piano teacher's lover sparks a passion in her that threatens to destroy everything.
Style: romantic, captivating, touching, sincere, inter cultural ...
Plot: forbidden love, love triangle, marriage of convenience, marital problem, unrequited love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, obsession, friendship, women's rights, female empowerment, passion, cross cultural relations ...
Place: iraq, malibu california, barcelona, los angeles, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
I Dreamt Under the Water (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Antoine, a handsome boy in his 20s, falls for a straight best friend who does not reciprocate, and being a junkie exits the film quite early. Enter a girl, who seems to make him happy again, after he has tried living as a rent boy with men, having ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sexy, sexual
Plot: unrequited love, transsexual, prostitute, lifestyle, love triangle, nightlife, self discovery, sexual relations, couples, life is a bitch, youth, romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1999, 1990s
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: sexual, touching, psychological, disturbing, contemplative ...
Plot: bondage, obsession, love triangle, s&m, romance, lifestyle, love and romance, gender, sexual perversion, perversion, power relations, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: countryside, breakup, tape recording, break up, depression, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, asian, grandmother grandson relationship, father son relationship, forest, train station, sound recording ...
Place: south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: smoking, private detective, park, knight, stepfather, photograph, mountain, princess, mirror, boat, elopement, journey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Frankie (2019)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 100 min.
Story: About three generations of a family grappling with a life-changing experience during one day of a vacation in the historic town of Sintra, Portugal.
Plot: fan, gay husband, family vacation, legend, hairdresser, french, gay, kiss, memory, promise, running, food ...
Place: portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: intoxication, artist, funeral, bachelor, obsession, femme fatale, posing nude, drifter, bad reputation, first person narration, crying man, suicide ...
Time: 1920s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 3K
Adoration (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Director Atom Egoyan explores the concept of cyberspace as a place for redemption in this drama about an adolescent boy named Simon who reinvents his life on the internet. Before long, Simon's deeply personal journey provokes strong reactions ...
Style: psychological, sincere, atmospheric, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: orphan, self discovery, haunted by the past, youth, uncover truth, redemption, introspection, parents and children, cyberspace, secret, controversy, tow truck ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 2K
Hope Gap (2019)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A couple's visit with their son takes a dramatic turn when the father tells him he plans on leaving his mother.
Plot: hopes, paragliding, programmer, staircase, catholic mass, abandoned by husband, overheard conversation, ice cream cone, sadness, telephone number, packing a suitcase, website ...
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42%
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 1K
3some (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In an attempt to help his friend with his impotence, Jaime sets up two friends together. But after the failure, he comes in to help. What first appeared to be just a sexual experience evolves to a full romantic relationship of three people.
Style: captivating, atmospheric, romantic
Plot: love triangle, friendship, love, sex scene, drawing, painter, dreaming, art school, painting, youth, threesome, birthday ...
Time: 80s
Place: madrid, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Heavenly Forest (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The story begins with Makoto Segawa, a freshman at Meikei University. On the day of his university entrance ceremony, Makoto meets a fresh-faced, quirky girl named Shizuru. Makoto has a complex which causes him to shy away from contact with other ...
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, emotional, serious
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, fall in love, couple relations, young lovers, youth, romance, student life, death, photograph, couples, university, love and romance ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.8
 52K
Days of Heaven (1978)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In 1910, a Chicago steel worker accidentally kills his supervisor and flees to the Texas panhandle with his girlfriend and little sister to work harvesting wheat in the fields of a stoic farmer. A love triangle, a swarm of locusts, a hellish ...
Style: atmospheric, art house, psychological, stylized, contemplative ...
Plot: love triangle, impossible love, farm, farmer, class differences, harvest, society, loneliness, couple relations, love, stabbing, countryside ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, turn of the century
Place: texas, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: middle aged woman, mother son relationship, name calling, marriage engagement, birthday, fiance fiancee relationship, reading aloud, death of grandmother, waking up, death of father, infidelity, grief ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.4
 387
Halfway (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In this high school romance Hiro is dismayed to learn her new love Shu will be going away to college in Tokyo. She asks him not to go.
Plot: female director, falling asleep, radiator, sliding door, juice, short hair, holding hands, teenage crush, plan, falling off a bicycle, advice, punching bag ...
Place: east asia, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: dormitory, cousin cousin relationship, break up, electric fan, destiny, telephone, attraction, ice cream, nursing, real estate agent, nurse, hopes ...
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, contemplative, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: obsession, love triangle, love, girl, violin, romance, couple relations, fall in love, unfulfilled love, couples, musician's life, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, vienna, brussels ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%