Movies like Yearning

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Yearning (1964)
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Yearning (1964)
Original name: 乱れる
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a bombing raid destroys the family store and her husband, Reiko rebuilds and runs the shop out of love stopped short by destruction.
Plot: family relations, widow, grocery store, unrequited love, love, fight, motorcycle, suicide, train, store, supermarket, bar, egg, police station, drunk, train station, brother in law sister in law relationship, brother in law, telephone call
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: japan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and sincere films with plots about family relations, widow, love, train, parents and children, death and mother son relationship mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Yearning: Two in the Shadow (1967), Red Beard (1965), Whose Daughter Is She? (1995), The Friend (2008), The End of Summer (1961). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Two in the Shadow (1967)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A man is involved in a fatal car accident, and though he is blameless, his company transfers him to a remote branch in a small town. Before he leaves, he gives the man's widow a large sum of money that she uses to move back to her hometown.
Style: gloomy, atmospheric, serious, realistic
Plot: death of husband, abortion, car accident, funeral, demotion, forbidden love, widow, unlikely couple, dealing with death, haunted by the past, fall in love, small town ...
Time: 60s
Place: japan, tokyo
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95%
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Red Beard (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 185 min.
Story: Aspiring to an easy job as personal physician to a wealthy family, Noboru Yasumoto is disappointed when his first post after medical school takes him to a small country clinic under the gruff doctor Red Beard. Yasumoto rebels in numerous ways, but ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, compassionate, poignant ...
Plot: intern, clinic, samurai, doctor, family relations, generation gap, human nature, parents and children, doctors and patients, teenage life, power relations, society ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Whose Daughter Is She? (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Whose Daughter is She?
Plot: divorce, widow, custody battle, desertion, custody, family relations, child custody, mother child relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.1
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The Friend (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In reality Emil and Larissa would never have been a couple she is an idolized singer, he is a shy outsider. Ironically, Emil is just getting to know Larissa when she dies unexpectedly. He pretends to have been her boyfriend and finally gets the ...
Plot: caught having sex, sex scene, love, breasts, male female relationship, funeral, family relations, student, live music, vomiting, bar, death ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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The End of Summer (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The Kohayakawa family is thrown into distress when childlike father Manbei takes up with his old mistress, in one of Ozu’s most deftly modulated blendings of comedy and tragedy.
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, infidelity, family business, adultery, parents and children, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, human nature, forbidden love, brewery, sister sister relationship ...
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Café Lumière (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, Taiwan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Making her way through life by forming superficial relationships, Yoko (Japanese pop idol Yo Hitoto) keeps everyone at arm's length, whether it's her father (Nanji Kobayashi) and stepmother (Kimiko Yo) or Hajime (Tadanobu Asano), the owner ...
Style: psychological, sincere, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: train, pregnancy, love and romance, family life, friendship, writer's life, lifestyle, youth, family relations, single mother, cafe, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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54%
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Nunzio (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A mentally-challenged delivery boy indulges in fantasies that he is a superhero in the tough streets of Brooklyn. He lives a life marked with torments from the gang of deadbeats at the corner, overbearing concern from his mother and older brother, ...
Plot: priest, italian american, paraplegic, brother brother relationship, urban setting, delivery man, family relations, mentally challenged person, bully, rescue, widow, neighborhood ...
Place: new york
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52%
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Still Walking (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Twelve years after their beloved eldest son, Junpei, drowned while saving a stranger's life, Kyohei and Toshiko welcome their surviving children home for a family reunion. Younger son Ryota still feels that his parents resent that he isn't ...
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: family relations, family gatherings, family reunited, family life, family tradition, generation gap, reunion, dealing with death, parents and children, reconciliation, bereavement, generation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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An Autumn Afternoon (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Shuhei Hirayama is a widower with a 24-year-old daughter. Gradually, he comes to realize that she should not be obliged to look after him for the rest of his life, so he arranges a marriage for her.
Style: gloomy, touching, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, wedding, parents and children, family in crisis, couple relations, redemption, love affair, fall in love, midlife crisis, bittersweet, golf, family problems ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
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43%
Our Struggles (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: While Olivier, a 39 year-old foreman gives his job everything he’s got, Laura, his wife and the mother of their two children, abandons the family home, leaving Olivier alone to face his responsibilities. Lost and completely thrown, Olivier is ...
Plot: grandmother, train station, funeral, doctor, lie, employee, escape, family relations, christmas tree, children, train, labor union ...
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I Wish (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Two young brothers at opposite ends of Kyushu devise a magical plan to reunite their separated parents in Hirokazu Koreeda's benign and superbly acted picture of family life.
Style: touching, serious, stylized, realistic
Plot: brother brother relationship, parents and children, family relations, desire, youth, father son relationship, family problems, hopes, broken family, train, separated parents, mother son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.9
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The Sunrise (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A train driver has a rival in his godson for his wife. During a crisis on the train, he refuses to kill him or let him die in a crash.
Plot: train, runaway train, love affair, fight, chase, friend, tank, love, jealousy, truck, rain, drunk ...
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38%
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Maborosi (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young woman's husband apparently commits suicide without warning or reason, leaving behind his wife and infant. Yumiko remarries and moves from Osaka to a small fishing village, yet continues to search for meaning in a lonely world.
Style: atmospheric, contemplative, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: suicide, hopes, village, arranged marriage, self discovery, museum, couples, social relations, youth, love and romance, babies and infants, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, europe, italy, venice ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Suzaku (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Depicts the life of a family in a remote Japanese timber village. Family head Tahara Kozo lives with his mother Sachiko, wife Yasuyo, nephew Eisuke and young daughter Michiru. Economic recession and failed development plans cause tragedy in the ...
Plot: family relations, village, slice of life, female director, 11 year old, old woman, teenage girl, flash forward, cabin, boy, depression, uncle nephew relationship ...
Time: 70s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
All the Way Home (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A wife and mother in 1915 Tennessee copes with the loss of her husband and the necessity of raising their children alone.
Plot: widow, single mother, loss of father, loss of husband, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, car, live broadcast, death of husband, death of father, family relations, filmed play ...
Time: 1910s
Place: tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Profound Desires of the Gods (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 173 min.
Story: Tokyo engineer Kariya arrives on a primitive tropical island, where he interacts with the Futori clan, to drill a well to power a sugar mill.
Plot: snake, sex scene, incest, island, human nature, construction, japanese new wave, fishing, father daughter incest, brother sister incest, sea, airplane ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Boy (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A family of four lives off of scams in which they pretend to be injured by automobiles. After suffering an injury during the war, the father believes he is an invalid. He and his wife have a 10-year-old boy and a 3-year-old girl. The adults pretend ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, gloomy, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, child abuse, cons and scams, youth, life is a bitch, society, dishonesty, coming of age, family life, social decay, innocence lost, family problems ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: japan, hokkaido
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Eyes, the Mouth (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A rich Italian's shocking suicide means different things to his twin brother (Lou Castel), mother (Emmanuelle Riva) and pregnant lover (Angela Molina).
Plot: twin brother, father daughter relationship, shower, suicide, female nudity, actor, nudity (full frontal - brief), family relations, semi autobiographical, attempted murder, shot in the head, funeral ...
Time: year 1982
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35%
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Barbara (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Young vicar Mr. Paul arrives at the Faroe Islands to take up a benefice, and meets the young Barbara, twice married to vicars, and with both husbands laid cold in the grave. Despite the warnings of the surrounding community and his own religious ...
Plot: love, widow, priest
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.2
 71
Slave Widow (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 73 min.
Story: After her husband's suicide, young and beautiful Mitsuko Fuji feels alone and helpless -- until one of her husband's major creditors, Mr. Kito, offers a sympathetic ear and a cancellation of all debts. However, Mitsuko soon learns that ...
Plot: bare breasts, suicide, father son relationship, sex, suicide by drowning, female nudity, widow, nudity (full frontal - brief)
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Be Sure to Share (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Shiro’s struggle with his father’s cancer and impending death leads to a realization that he must communicate his love and admiration for him before it’s too late. A series of flashbacks reveals their relationship over time, and the trouble ...
Style: touching, realistic, contemplative, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: family relations, terminal illness, redemption, coping, parents and children, family in crisis, unfulfillment, estrangement, father son relationship, family problems, hopes, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Chadwick Family (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A father finds himself taking care of a family that in addition to his son and three daughters, also consists of two sons-in-law and his youngest daughter's Chinese boyfriend.
Plot: failed pilot, chinese american, fiancee, island, publisher, widow, newspaper, family relations
Place: california
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33%
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Little Darling (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Thirty year old virgin Sybille meets the man of her dreams. Or is he?
Plot: female director, nudity (full frontal - brief), family relations, con artists, marriage, shopping mall, train, female nudity, love
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Rhapsody in August (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story centers on an elderly hibakusha, who lost her husband in the 1945 atomic bombing of Nagasaki, caring for her four grandchildren over the summer. She learns of a long-lost brother, Suzujiro, living in Hawaii who wants her to visit him ...
Style: emotional, serious, sincere, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: anti war, family relations, human nature, haunted by the past, battles, society, parents and children, siblings relations, memory, post war, atomic bomb, elderly ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: japan, hawaii, asia, usa, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
About Her Brother (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Ginko’s younger brother Tetsuro, a failed comedian, is the oddball of the family. Embarrassing, loud and plain inappropriate at times causes Ginko to disown him. The two reunite when she discovers Tetsuro is terminally ill. Tetsuro’s impending ...
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 ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Eternity (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The story of the women and relationships that define a family across a century.
Style: family saga, touching, sincere, melancholic, sentimental
Plot: family relations, eternity, birth, family history, life & death, family values, love, loss of spouse, storytelling, widow, based on a novel, loss of child ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The Thursday (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: It's the story of a day spent by Dino, separated by his wife, who sees his son Robertino after five years. Dino has not contributed anything in life and to win the affection of his son, invents a story about his past. At the end of the day ...
Style: italian comedy
Plot: cadillac, family relations, father son relationship, diary, high society, love, priest, beach, zoo, divorce, instructor, soccer ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Listen... Amaya (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 108 min.
Story: "Book a coffee", is an offbeat library cum coffee shop. It is owned and run by Leela Krishnamoorthy, a middle aged widow. She herself is as interesting and free spirited as the café she runs! Amaya, Leelas only child is a fire-brand 22 ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: self discovery, friendship, couple relations, love and romance, couples, family relations, fall in love, love affair, family life, parents and children, infidelity, introspection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Valerie Flake (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Valerie Flake is an overqualified supermarket cashier in her early thirties with a graduate degree and a past as a talented painter. Since her husband’s death, she has successfully severed all bonds with the people who love her and replaced ...
Plot: grocery store, guilt, parent child relationship, basketball, female nudity, widow, sarcasm, painter, loss of husband, alcohol, marriage
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Sacred Heart (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Irene discovers that she must eat hearts in order to survive the alien invasion in Sicily.
Style: emotional, realistic, captivating, touching, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, society, businesswoman, dead mother, love, introspection, couple relations, workaholic, rivalry, death, friendship, changing lives ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%