Movies like Shady Grove

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Shady Grove (1999)
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Shady Grove
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 ...
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Yi Yi: A One and a Two...
Drama, Romance
Taiwan, Japan
173 min.
 8.1
A Silent Agreement
Drama, Romance
Australia
134 min.
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Most similar movies to Shady Grove

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and talky films with plots about cigarette smoking, kiss, telephone call, couples, computer, husband wife relationship and rain mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Shady Grove: Chinese Box (1997), Fag Hag (1992), Cairo Time (2009), Full Speed (1996), Yi Yi: A One and a Two... (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Chinese Box
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, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Plot: romance, culture clash, death, city life, love, love and romance, adultery, love story, urban, obsession, relationships, society ...
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Place: hong kong, china, asia, beijing china, north korea
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 7.1
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Fag Hag
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: father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, wine, telephone call, song, umbrella, singer, drinking, rain, singing, cigarette smoking, brother brother relationship ...
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Cairo Time
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, Ireland, Egypt
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In Cairo on her own as she waits for her husband, Juliette finds herself caught in a whirlwind romance with his friend Tareq, a retired cop. As Tareq escorts Juliette around the city, they find themselves in the middle of a brief affair that catches ...
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Full Speed
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: serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere, sexual
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Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, paris france, new york, algeria
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System:   62%
    User:   68%
 
Yi Yi: A One and a Two...
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: reflective, serious, meditative, talky, melancholic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family, marriage, love, hospital, drinking, human nature, relationships, loneliness, life, introspection, midlife crisis ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, taiwan, tokyo, japan, taipei ...
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    User:   44%
 
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The Green
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Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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    User:   44%
 
Forgive and Forget
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Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A jealousy erupts between two long-time friends as one is about to move in with his girlfriend. Now the friend must confront his long-hidden homosexuality. UK.
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Time: 90s
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    User:   57%
 
Crazy, Stupid, Love.
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Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Cal Weaver is living the American dream. He has a good job, a beautiful house, great children and a beautiful wife, named Emily. Cal's seemingly perfect life unravels, however, when he learns that Emily has been unfaithful and wants a divorce. ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   49%
 
 7.0
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Three Times
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Taiwan
Duration: 139 min.
Story: There are three stories of women and men: in "A Time for Love" set in 1966, a soldier searches for a young woman he met one afternoon playing pool; "A Time for Freedom," set in a bordello in 1911, revolves around a singer's ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, sentimental ...
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Time: 1910s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 2000s ...
Place: shanghai, shanghai china, taiwan, taipei
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System:   45%
    User:   54%
 
Very Good Girls
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two New York City girls make a pact to lose their virginity during their first summer out of high school. When they both fall for the same street artist, the friends find their connection tested for the first time.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: best friends, urban, friendship, teenage love, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, fall in love, love triangle, love and romance, coming of age, youth, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1992
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city
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    User:   48%
 
The City of Your Final Destination
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: 28-year-old Kansas University doctoral student Omar Razaghi wins a grant to write a biography of Latin American writer Jules Gund. Omar must get through to three people who were close to Gund--his brother, widow, and younger mistress--so he can get ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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System:   41%
    User:   34%
 
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Little Lili
Genre: Drama, Romance
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Style: serious, clever, realistic, sexual
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Before Midnight
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Story: We meet Jesse and Celine nine years on in Greece. Almost two decades have passed since their first meeting on that train bound for Vienna.
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Audience: date night, girls' night
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The Portrait of a Lady
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Ms. Isabel Archer isn't afraid to challenge societal norms. Impressed by her free spirit, her kindhearted cousin writes her into his fatally ill father's will. Suddenly rich and independent, Isabelle ventures into the world, along the way ...
Style: stylized, intellectual, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: art, manipulation, self discovery, betrayal, couple relations, period piece, adaptation, romance, infidelity, love affair, love triangle, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 18th century, 1870s, victorian era
Place: england, europe, california, egypt, florence italy ...
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System:   39%
    User:   32%
 
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Failan
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After losing both her parents, Failan emmigrates to Korea to seek her only remaining relatives. Once she reaches Korea, she finds out that her relatives have moved to Canada well over a year ago. Desperate to stay and make a living in Korea, Failan ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: love and romance, gangsters, love affair, romance, fall in love, crimes, family relations, cliche, violence against women, kindness, thief, wrestling ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   46%
 
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Heights
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: 'Heights' follows five characters over 24 hours on a fall day in New York City. Isabel, a photographer, is having second thoughts about her upcoming marriage to Jonathan, a lawyer. On the same day, Isabel's mother Diana learns that ...
Style: realistic, clever, talky, witty, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, loneliness, gay, betrayal, friendship, homosexuality, actor's life, drinking, relationships, adultery, artist, jewish ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
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System:   38%
    User:   45%
 
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A French Gigolo
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Marco leads a double life. As Marco, he is a construction worker but rich ladies craving sexual excitation know him as Patrick. As Marco he is married to Fanny, an ambitious young woman who has opened her own hairdressing salon in partnership with ...
Style: semi serious, offbeat, realistic, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: hip hop, hidden identity, prostitute, romance, couple relations, infidelity, suburbs, love affair, social differences, thirtysomething life, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, paris france, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   43%
 
Boy Meets Girl
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Paris by night. Alex, 22, wants to become a filmmaker. He is fascinated by first times and his girlfriend, Florence, has just left him for his best friend, Thomas. First break-up, first attempted murder: Alex tries to strangle Thomas, but gives up ...
Style: talky, serious, realistic, stylized, avant garde
Plot: losing-it hero, destructive relationship, romance, twentysomething life, urban, fall in love, love and romance, couples, impossible love, love affair, city life, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1983
Place: europe, france, paris france
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System:   37%
    User:   40%
 
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Shopgirl
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Mirabelle is a disenchanted salesgirl and aspiring artist who sells gloves and accessories at a department store. She has two men in her life: wealthy divorcée Ray Porter and struggling musician Jeremy. Mirabelle falls in love with the glamorous ...
Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, semi serious, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, artist, depression, love triangle, wine, drinking, relationships, loneliness, art, love story, twentysomething life, store ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, nebraska, mcdonald's restaurant ...
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System:   36%
    User:   40%
 
The Taste of Others
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Agnès Jaoui co-writes and directs this romantic comedy of manners set in France's rustic Provence. Unpolished and ultra-pragmatic industrialist Jean-Jacques Castella (co-scripter Jean-Pierre Bacri) reluctantly attends Racine's tragedy ...
Style: talky, witty, clever, biting, intellectual ...
Plot: midlife crisis, infidelity, love and romance, loneliness, storytelling, relationships, drinking, artist, couples, adultery, writing, opposites attract ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, paris france
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System:   36%
    User:   29%
 
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Innocent
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, Hong Kong
Duration: 80 min.
Story: 17-year-old Eric follows his parents to immigrate to Canada and is thus forced to confront different emotional and cultural problems. He must not only adjust to the new environment, but also come to terms with his homosexuality. Standing at the ...
Style: sentimental, serious, sexual, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: disco, gays and lesbians, urban, immigrants, self discovery, coming out, teenage life, gender, lifestyle, youth, couples, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, manhattan new york city, hong kong
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System:   36%
    User:   34%
 
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 6.1
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Crooked Hearts
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The father of a family has a an affair. This affects every member of the family.
Style: serious, talky, clever, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: college, family life, family in crisis, family problems, family relations, human nature, infidelity, human spirit, dysfunctional family, secret, siblings relations, eccentric family ...
Time: 90s
Place: virginia, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   34%
 
 7.7
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Maurice
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 140 min.
Story: In 1909, Maurice Hall (James Wilby) enters Cambridge, where he befriends wealthy Clive Durham (Hugh Grant). Clive confesses he is sexually attracted to Maurice, who realizes he is a homosexual when he begins to return Clive's feelings. The two ...
Style: touching, serious, clever, realistic, romantic ...
Plot: gay, coming of age, romance, british, homosexuality, male nudity, period piece, friendship, drinking, love story, love, literature ...
Time: 19th century, 1910s, victorian, 20th century, 1900s ...
Place: england, europe, campus, london, italy ...
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System:   35%
    User:   40%
 
The Republic of Love
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A thrice-divorced radio DJ meets the woman of his dreams but can he convince her of the truth of his feelings? An exploration of love, adapted from the novel by Pulitzer prize winning author Carol Shields.
Style: semi serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, gloomy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: elderly lovers, suburbs, looking for love, singleness, romance, true love, suburban life, breakup, fall in love, love and romance, radio show, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   33%
 
 7.8
 18K
Happy Together
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, stylized, emotional, melancholic, gloomy ...
Plot: homosexuality, romance, loneliness, gay, drinking, relationships, fall in love, love, friendship, love story, male nudity, existentialism ...
Time: 90s
Place: argentina, hong kong, asia, latin america, buenos aires argentina
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System:   34%
    User:   35%
 
I Killed My Mother
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Hubert, a brash 17-year-old, is confused and torn by a love-hate relationship with his mother that consumes him more and more each day. After distressing ordeals and tragic episodes, Hubert will find his mother on the banks of Saint Lawrence river, ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, captivating
Plot: coming of age, single parent, parents and children, gay relationship, gay son, homosexuality, gay, gender, youth, family problems, single mother, overbearing mother ...
Place: europe, france
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System:   34%
    User:   37%
 

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Country: Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Single and middle-aged, beautiful Irene (Margarita Buy) is wholly devoted to her job as an inspector of luxury hotels. Constantly on the road, she indulges in expensive pleasures at impeccable resorts, but always incognito and alone, soon escaping ...
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