Movies like Yumechiyo's Diary

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Yumechiyo's Diary (1985)
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Yumechiyo's Diary (1985)
Original name: 夢千代日記
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Yumechiyo, a geisha house madam recently diagnosed with a terminal illness, yearns to do something constructive with the little time she has left. Through her responsibility lies in taking care of her girls, she finds purpose in providing a man innocent of a false murder charge and in the process discovers love for the first time in his arms.
Plot: love, police, cancer, death, suicide, geisha, train, actor, secret, skiing, river, resort, dying, father son relationship, murder, terminal illness, witness, accidental death, bridge, death of father, accidental killing, guilt, son murders father, arrest, spa ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and emotional films with plots about death, terminal illness, suicide, father son relationship, love, hospital and husband wife relationship mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Yumechiyo's Diary: Fly Away Solo (2015), The Shadow Box (1980), The Last Best Year (1990), Kosumosu (1997), Brothers (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Fly Away Solo (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: India, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Four lives intersect along the Ganges: a low caste boy in hopeless love, a daughter ridden with guilt of a sexual encounter ending in a tragedy, a hapless father with fading morality, and a spirited child yearning for a family, long to escape the ...
Plot: love, guilt, small town, caste system, train, police, father daughter relationship, death, interlinked stories, magician, underwater scene, kiss ...
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The Shadow Box (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Over the course of a day in a California hospice, three terminally ill patients are observed with their families reflecting on life and death. Adapted for television from the award-winning play by Michael Cristofer.
Plot: long lost daughter, hospice, destiny, family relations, terminal illness, death, letter, cancer, wheelchair, ex husband ex wife relationship, husband wife relationship, homosexual ...
Place: california
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Tokyo Tower: Mom and Me, and Sometimes Dad (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Adapted from the bestselling Japanese autobiography of the same title, this gentle coming-of-age drama concerns an adolescent boy, Boku - Masaya, torn between the inherited recklessness of his father Oton and the inherited responsibility, wisdom and ...
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: family life, family relations, aging, life is a bitch, terminal illness, parents and children, single parent, parents separation, golden years, supportive parent, dedication, deadbeat dad ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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The Last Best Year (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jane (Bernadette Peters) has a dizzy spell while at home. As her condition does not improve, she consults a doctor who finds that she is very ill and that she has no family to help her through this very trying time. He enlists the help of a ...
Plot: death, female friendship, cancer, humanity, dying woman, dying, terminal illness, childhood trauma, therapist
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Kosumosu (1997)
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Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Teen Akiko (Akane Oda) returns to her home village in Japan after seven years in South America, where she contracted AIDS from a blood transfusion. The town, thick with paranoia, is quick to ostracize the ailing Akiko. With only her best friend ...
Plot: orchestra, swimming, secret, swimsuit, truck, fight, death of friend, band, illness, train station, classroom, blood transfusion ...
Place: south america, japan
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Brothers (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Estonia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Photographer Sami, maybe 35 and living in a loveless marriage, has to travel south to Pärnu, Estonia, to find his much younger brother Joni and get him back to Helsinki for treatment. Joni, around 20, is possibly fatally ill but would rather stay ...
Plot: cancer, terminal illness, runaway, illness, brother, photographer, love, doctor, dying, leukemia, bald, death ...
Place: estonia
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Sweet Bean (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, France, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Sentaro runs a small bakery that serves dorayaki pastries filled with sweet red bean paste (“an”). When an old lady, Tokue, offers to help in the kitchen he reluctantly accepts. She will soon prove to have magic in her hands…
Style: sincere, touching, melancholic, thought provoking
Plot: meaning of life, restaurant, food, chef, tradition, life philosophy, employer employee relationship, old woman, existentialism, disability, street vendor, small business ...
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Lighter Fluid (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 66 min.
Story: An experimental look into the lives of teens and young adults in a dysfunctional town.
Style: experimental
Plot: suicide, murder, abandoned house, surrealism, skateboard, death, skateboarding, pregnancy, sex, drug, drugs
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The Longest Distance (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Venezuela, Spain
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Two sides of the same country: a chaotic and violent city contrasting against a natural paradise where the oldest mountains on the planet can be found. Two main characters that find each other at a crucial moment. Two fearless journeys, one that ...
Plot: euthanasia, grandparent grandchild relationship, suicide, violence, fatherhood, loss of wife, terminal illness, river, bus, loss of mother, grandmother grandson relationship, multiple storylines ...
Place: venezuela
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Peppermint Candy (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea, Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In the spring of 1999, a group of old friends gather to celebrate their 20 year reunion. Among the group is Yeong-ho, a cold, unhappy man, whose demeanor puts a damper on the festivities. The seriousness of Yeong-ho"s depression becomes ...
Style: serious, psychological, bleak, suspense, stylized ...
Plot: reunion, suicide, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, destiny, politics, regret, interrogation, martial law, loneliness, society, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s, year 1999, year 1998, year 1980, year 1984 ...
Place: south korea
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Round Trip (1978)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of a group of people who came to France to the temporary work, their sufferings, persecutions, and a constant struggle for survival.
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The Constant Factor (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 87 min.
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Plot: death of mother, illness, father son relationship, frame up, fired from the job, dying, corruption, death of father, death, mountaineer, mother son relationship
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After My Death (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When a school girl disappears, suicide is suspected, and one of her classmates is suspected of having goaded her into it.
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The Most Beautiful Night In The World (2008)
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Country: Japan
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Story: Betrayed and disgraced, big-city reporter Kazuya Mizuno is banished to a desk at Kaname's boring little town newspaper. But Kaname isn't as boring as it seems on the surface. Not with characters around like Shimeko, a girl genius with a ...
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Place: japan
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Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 126 min.
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Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: family relations, reunion, human nature, family problems, redemption, family feud, unfulfillment, bittersweet, family in crisis, terminal illness, siblings relations, life is a bitch ...
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The Ravine of Goodbye (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 116 min.
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Country: Japan
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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38%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
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Country: Japan
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Genre: Drama
Country: China, Japan, Hong Kong
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Genre: Drama
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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Place: new york, ireland
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 105 min.
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