Movies like Cafe Seoul

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Cafe Seoul (2009)
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Cafe Seoul (2009)
Original name: カフェ・ソウル
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, South Korea
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jun, a Japanese freelance reporter, discovers hidden gem of Korean traditional bakery "Moran-dang" by chance in the middle of the city of Seoul, while covering stories of the city. Moran-dang takes him back to his memory of childhood and urges him to stay there for more stories. One day, Moran-dang is vandalized by construction villains in town who maliciously try to take the spot of the bakery and the owner and chef, Sang-Woo gets hands injured. When Moran-dang is in danger of closing, little brother Sang-Hyuk returns home after drifting apart. As Jun inspires Sang-Hyuk to restore his family tie and the secret recipes, Sang-Hyuk and Jun are connected in friendship to save Moran-dang.
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, psychological, sentimental, uplifting, serious
Plot: friendship, family relations, family business, restaurant, crimes, friends, cooking and food, crime boss, training, lawsuit, save the day, gangsters, urban, lifestyle, siblings relations, love, journalist, rock band, japanese man, cooking, bus, guitar, tea, three brothers, swashbuckler ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seoul, south korea, asia, korea

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and captivating films with plots about friendship, friends, family relations, youth, society, couples and urban mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Cafe Seoul: X/Y (2014), The Day He Arrives (2011), A Time in Quchi (2013), Frailer (2014), Searching for the Elephant (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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X/Y (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
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Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: friends, city life, friendship, understanding, society, family relations, urban, twentysomething life, best friends, friend, sex
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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The Day He Arrives (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Sang-Joon is a professor in the film department at a provincial university. He goes to Seoul to meet his senior, Young-Ho, who works as a film critic. Sang-Joon stays in a northern village in Seoul for 3 days.
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic
Plot: friendship, friends, professor, film critic, countryside, cinema, male female relationship, kiss, piano playing, piano, director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seoul, korea, asia
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A Time in Quchi (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Bao stays with his grandfather for the summer and is shocked to see there are no modern appliances.
Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, captivating, serious
Plot: friendship, coming of age, parents and children, friends, family relations, family problems, youth, countryside, village, elderly, school, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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Frailer (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, Norway
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A woman diagnosed with terminal lung cancer gathers her three dearest friends together to make the most of the time she has left.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, contemplative, gloomy
Plot: friendship, best friends, friends, siblings relations, unfulfillment, terminal illness, family relations, strong female presence, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Searching for the Elephant (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A freelance photographer Hyun-woo seems to live an enviable life with a successful career. But his inside is torn apart from the sorrow of being deserted by his ex-girlfriend Mari. He even gets unclear about what’s really happening in reality and ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, touching, gloomy ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seoul, korea, asia
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Take Care of My Cat (2001)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 112 min.
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Choking Man (2006)
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Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 126 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: South Korea
Duration: 141 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: France
Duration: 67 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 98 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
Country: Singapore
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: touching, realistic, psychological, captivating, offbeat ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Genre: Drama
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
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51%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Place: turkey, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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48%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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40%
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