Movies like Kosumosu

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Kosumosu (1997)
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Kosumosu (1997)
Genre: Drama
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 (Megumi Matsushita) and her mom (Mari Natsuki) in her corner, Akiko suffers awful discrimination at school and at home.
Plot: fight, student, teacher, friendship, lifeguard, truck, death, illness, train, hospital, computer, excavation, secret, aids, swimming, teenage girl, rock and roll, hiv, best friend, boy, photograph, river, drummer, rain, teenage boy ...
Place: japan, south america

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, emotional and sentimental films with plots about friendship, death, crying, mother daughter relationship, photograph, friend and hospital mostly in Drama and Music genres. Some movies like Kosumosu: The Midwife (2017), A Story of Yonosuke (2013), Life Back Then (2011), Seventeen Years (1999), Levelland (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Something to Live for: The Alison Gertz Story (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An AIDS-stricken woman becomes a leader in the struggle to educate people about the disease and its prevention.
Plot: flowers, death, photograph, hospital, ambulance, nightclub, taxi, partner, crying, book, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: year 1988
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The Midwife (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Claire is a midwife and has devoted her life to others. At a moment when she is preoccupied by the imminent closure of the maternity clinic where she works, her life is further turned upside down when Béatrice, her father's former mistress, ...
Style: psychological, sincere, sentimental, touching, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: illness, doctor, hospital, cancer, friend, friendship, surgery, student, drinking, death, drinking alcohol, hospital room ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france
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A Story of Yonosuke (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 160 min.
Story: The year is 1987 and Japan is just reaching the peak of its economic success. Eighteen-year old Yonosuke Yokomichi arrives in Tokyo from Nagasaki. Ordinary in every way possible, he lives in a suburb far from the excitement of the big city and ...
Style: psychological, realistic, tense, captivating
Plot: student, university, dating, dancing, japanese teenager, getting home, father son relationship, public, return home, flirting, friendship, love and romance ...
Time: year 1987
Place: japan, tokyo, tanzania
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Life Back Then (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Kyohei Nagashima (Masaki Okada) has shut away the world. During his high school days he was the target of bullying and experienced horrifying moments. Now as a young adult Kyohei takes a new job. He works for a company that specializes in cleaning ...
Plot: grief, bullying, bedroom, prayer, teenage boy, cliff, playground, mini skirt, document, flashback, beach, calendar ...
Place: japan, east asia, tokyo
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Seventeen Years (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, Italy, Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Is a simple family drama that evolves into a moving study of immutable family ties and is also a scathing indictment of the political and penal system in China.
Style: serious, realistic, tense
Plot: family relations, murder, prison, parents and children, child as adult, rebelliousness, single parent, society, coming of age, youth, family problems, new year ...
Time: 90s, year 1981, year 1998
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Levelland (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A coming-of-age drama, with skateboards, set in Texas.
Audience: teens
Plot: teenager, depression, brother sister relationship, bridge, pickup truck, coming of age, construction site, infidelity, ukulele, male female relationship, sunbathing, car wash ...
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Not One Less (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Teacher Gao loves the students in his poor village and is devoted to educating them in the hope of their greater futures. When he is called away to tend to his dying mother for a month, the Mayor calls in an inexperienced 13 year-old replacement, ...
Style: realistic, touching, semi serious, humorous, feel good ...
Plot: coming of age, teacher, elementary school, studying, classroom, village, mountain, food, mayor, promise, money, city ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: china, tokyo, japan, new jersey, iran
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A Map of the World (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: School nurse Alice Goodwin lives with her husband and two daughters on a dairy farm in a small Wisconsin community. After an accident on her property involving a friend's child, the town turns against her and Alice finds herself fighting ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, gloomy, disturbing ...
Plot: testimony, family relations, drowning, small town, friendship, sexual abuse, false accusation, youth, dishonesty, love and romance, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: wisconsin, usa, milwaukee wisconsin, minnesota
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Set in the landscape of a rural southern town, "George Washington" is a stunning portrait of how a group of young kids come to grips with a hard world of choices and consequences. During an innocent game in an abandoned amusement park, a ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, touching, meditative, lyrical ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, redemption, youth, small town, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, hopes, society, social relations, adolescence, coming of age, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa, tokyo
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Little Accidents (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In a small American coal town living in the shadow of a recent mining accident, the disappearance of a teenage boy draws three people together—a surviving miner, the lonely wife of a mine executive, and a local boy—in a web of secrets.
Style: suspense, psychological, disturbing, enigmatic
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Voices in the Wind (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In her search for answers, 17-year-old Haru sets out on a long journey across the country to the town where, in 2011, the devastating tsunami swept away her brother and parents. This road trip takes the young woman, who is still haunted by her loss, ...
Style: inter cultural
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Manchester by the Sea (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: After his older brother passes away, Lee Chandler is forced to return home to care for his 16-year-old nephew. There he is compelled to deal with a tragic past that separated him from his family and the community where he was born and raised.
Style: depressing, heartbreaking, psychological, emotional, sad ...
Plot: depression, sadness, family drama, loneliness, dysfunctional family, death, suicide attempt, loss, nephew, last will and testament, house fire, funeral ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: As the Algerian War draws to a close, a teenager with a girlfriend starts feeling homosexual urges for two of his classmates: a country boy, and a French-Algerian intellectual.
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, gloomy, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, gay, male homosexuality, love triangle, friendship, coming out, politics, boarding school, gay teenager, gays and lesbians, gay sex, bittersweet ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: france, algeria, europe, south of france
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Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Maria, whose parents live in the country, cannot stand her father's authoritarian ways and moves to the city. She finds a job as a cleaner and tries to survive in a wretched apartment in the shabby part of a big city. She is pregnant, and the ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, uplifting, contemplative ...
Plot: pregnancy, hospital, human nature, parents and children, love and romance, loneliness, mother in law son in law relationship, society, dog, drinking alcohol, drinking, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s
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Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: atmospheric, contemplative, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: suicide, hopes, village, arranged marriage, self discovery, museum, couples, social relations, crimes, dealing with death, love and romance, youth ...
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The Traveling Cat Chronicles (2018)
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Country: Japan
Duration: 118 min.
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Style: humorous, feel good, touching, emotional, sentimental ...
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Butterfly (1999)
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Country: Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The film centres on Moncho and his coming-of-age experience in Galicia in 1936. Moncho develops a close relationship with his teacher Don Gregorio who introduces the boy to different things in the world. While the story centres on Moncho's ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, realistic, touching, compassionate ...
Audience: kids
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Genre: Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 121 min.
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Country: USA
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Story: James White is a troubled twentysomething trying to stay afloat in a frenzied New York City. As he retreats further into a hedonistic lifestyle, his mother's battle with a serious illness faces a series of setbacks that force him to assume more ...
Style: sincere, disturbing, captivating, psychological
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Genre: Drama
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Story: Ayiva recently left his home in Burkina Faso in search of a way to provide for his sister and his daughter. He takes advantage of his position in an illegal smuggling operation to get himself and his best friend Abas off of the continent. Ayiva ...
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, melancholic, touching ...
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Place: italy, africa, algeria, libya, mediterranean sea
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A widower confronts his older son's decision to leave home and his younger son's self-destructive behavior.
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, touching, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, starting over, couple relations, small town life, love and romance, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teenage boy, hopes ...
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Duration: 120 min.
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Dear Friends (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 128 min.
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Angel Blue (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Dennis (Sam Bottoms) is a handsome, successful and well-liked civic leader who lives in his hometown with his lovely wife (Lisa Eichhorn) and their new baby. When Enrique Vasquez (Marco Rodriguez) and his striking teen daughter Angela (Yeniffer ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Plot: shower, death, sign language, redemption, umbrella, train, love, rain, university, spirit, friendship, transformation ...
Place: philadelphia
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37%
All That You Possess (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An obsessed scholar attempts to withdraw from the world but finds personal ties drawing him back into the family he had left behind, in this novelistic, beautifully modulated drama from acclaimed Québécois filmmaker Bernard Émond.
Plot: flashlight, translator, marina, barn, suicide, poem, waterfront, father son relationship, secretary, lecturer, poetry, little boy ...
Place: quebec, canada
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37%
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Boy's Choir (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A young teen's father dies, and he is sent to an orphanage. He's teased because he stutters almost runs away, until a beautiful, androgynous boy, Yasuo (Sora Toma), convinces him to join the choir.
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