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One Million Yen Girl (2008)
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One Million Yen Girl (2008)
Original name: 百万円と苦虫女
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A 21-year-old girl is released from prison, only to deal with the neighborhood gossip about her and family conflicts. She decides to save one million yen, move to where no one knows her and keep repeating the process.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: starting over, haunted by the past, hopes, society, couples, social misfits, social relations, love, liar, brother sister relationship, lost love, roommate, guilt, coworker relationship, alienation, moving, real estate, murder, gossip, friends, siblings relations, coming of age, female director, cat, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about hopes, society, starting over, family relations, haunted by the past, friends and friendship mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like One Million Yen Girl: About Her Brother (2010), Hanezu (2011), The Rebirth (2007), The Eel (1997), Breathing (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 ...
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Plot: reunion, family relations, family problems, human nature, unfulfillment, family feud, redemption, bittersweet, siblings relations, terminal illness, hopes, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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Hanezu (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on a Japanese novel written by Masako Bando, the story revolves around Kayoko who lives with one man (Tetsuya) but is in love with another (Takumi).
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: social differences, village life, social relations, society, human nature, village, love, male female relationship, mountain, pregnancy, sculptor, pregnant woman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, ancient history
Place: japan, asia
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The Rebirth (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Coincidence and the aftermath of violence. A man's middle-school daughter has been murdered. His wife is already deceased. He tells a counselor he wants to live in anonymity, working with his hands. He moves away and gets a job in a factory. ...
Style: emotional, sincere, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, friendship, small town, loss of daughter, forgiveness, deadly, starting over, dealing with death, friends, very little dialogue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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The Eel (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: White-collar worker Yamashita finds out that his wife has a lover visiting her when he's away, suddenly returns home and kills her. After eight years in prison, he returns to live in a small village, opens a barber shop (he was trained as a ...
Style: captivating, touching, psychological, enigmatic, atmospheric ...
Plot: redemption, starting over, human nature, social relations, hopes, haunted by the past, crimes of passion, murder, ufo, village, infidelity, erotica ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, new jersey
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Breathing (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A 19-year-old is coming out of prison and trying to build a new life but he can't deal with his guilt.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, gloomy
Plot: youth, starting over, going straight, self discovery, haunted by the past, redemption, human nature, prison life, introspection, crimes, hopes, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: austria, europe
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Offline (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A man attempts to reclaim the life that prison took from him but his dark past threatens to ruin everything.
Style: sincere, realistic, touching, serious, gloomy
Plot: redemption, starting over, haunted by the past, human nature, dysfunctional family, estrangement, family relations, family problems, parents and children, hopes, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium
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America Brown (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Plot: coming of age, high school, starting over, prodigy, haunted by the past, society, on the run, ambition, redemption, fall in love, rivalry, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, texas, usa
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Hula Girls (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Young women in a small Japanese town look to revive their home's declining fortunes by building a Hawaiian village tourist attraction.
Style: humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious
Plot: hopes, dancing, starting over, rise to the top, small town life, society, social relations, small town, working class, dancer's life, tourist attraction, bankruptcy ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: japan, asia
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Tales (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Award-winning Iranian filmmaker Rakshan Banietemad ends her eight-year hiatus from feature filmmaking with this ingenious, mosaic-like narrative, which knits together the stories of seven characters to create a microcosm of Iranian working-class ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: society, love, everyday life, family relations, multiple storylines, couples, friendship, down on your luck, life is a bitch, social misfits, female director, taxi driver ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran
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Dance Town (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A North Korean refugee, Jung-Nim, is trying to find a new life in South Korea, with people suspecting that she is a spy.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, touching, contemplative ...
Plot: starting over, social differences, injustice, couples, life is a bitch, society, state affairs, dishonesty, forceful separation, political corruption, human nature, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, south korea, north korea
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Drunkboat (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After twenty years of broken bottles and empty hallways, Mort Gleason witnesses his nephew Moo being beaten while in a drunken stupor. The short contact with family brings Mort back to what are left of his senses and he returns to the last home he ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic
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Traces of Sandalwood (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, India, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Despite her fame and fortune, Mina, a successful Indian actress in Mumbai, can't forget her little sister Sita, from whom she was forced to separate after their mother's death in a village. Thirty years later she will finally find out that ...
Style: realistic, psychological, atmospheric, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: self discovery, forceful separation, reunion, haunted by the past, family relations, actor's life, sibling relationship, love, hopes, society, track down, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: barcelona, spain, india, barcelona spain
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It’s Only Make Believe (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After serving 10 years in prison for murder, Jenny returns to society. She wants to live a quiet life and resume her responsibilities as a mother, but soon shadows from the past start to appear.
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, touching
Plot: prison, family relations, starting over, haunted by the past, adoption, criminal heroes, hopes, murder, crimes, drug dealing, strong female character, release from prison ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway
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Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: High school student Izumi Kawashima, whose daily routine is rating newspaper articles, finds a wallet containing a large sum of cash. Instead of returning the wallet to its owner, Izumi decides to lend a substantial portion of the money to a ...
Style: sincere, atmospheric, serious, realistic, offbeat
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Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
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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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Style: serious, sentimental, touching, sincere, realistic
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Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, United Arab Emirates
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Story: In Letter to the King we meet a group of refugees, all with their own agendas, on an excursion to Oslo. A young man about to be deported visits his former employers to collect his off-the-books salary, a martial arts expert is looking for work, a ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, bleak ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching
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Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, rough, touching, bleak
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013
Place: japan, hokkaido
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Surrender, Dorothy (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When her daughter Sara unexpectedly passes away, Natalie retreats to the summer home where she and Sara used to visit. Time with her best friends and some of Sara's friends help her deal with her loss.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, emotional ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Hide Away (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: realistic, sentimental, emotional, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, starting over, friendship, hopes, haunted by the past, small town, redemption, death of wife, father daughter relationship, society, elderly, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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42%
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Max & Lenny (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Max and Lenny is the story of a friendship between two girls fighting for survival in a northern area of Marseille.
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: teenage life, ambition, follow your dream, friendship, society, youth, family relations, hip hop, hopes, music, strong female presence, urban ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, tense, touching, captivating ...
Plot: haunted by the past, redemption, hopes, love, weekend, loneliness, loan shark, dysfunctional family, family problems, female director, wealthy family, class differences ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, french riviera, south of france
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Personal Belongings (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Cuba
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: love affair, impossible love, hopes, immigrants, couples, fall in love, couple relations, introspection, society, love and romance, romance, bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cuba, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Campfire (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story of one woman's personal battle for acceptance, but also a portrait of a political movement that has forever affected millions of lives in the Middle East.
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: friendship, starting over, teenage love, teenage life, self discovery, youth, society, love and romance, hopes, politics, romance, fall in love ...
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The Kirishima Thing (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A story about the disappearance of Kirishima, a star athlete of the volleyball club, and how his disappearance affects every person in school.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, semi serious, touching, psychological ...
Plot: high school, disappearance, friendship, society, volleyball, youth, social relations, high school student, rivalry, student life, teenage life, social differences ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, contemplative, sincere
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Yuki & Nina (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When Yuki finds out that her parents are separating and she is moving to Japan with her mother, she and her best friend Nina devise ways to reunite the feuding adults.
Style: sincere, stylized, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, forceful separation, youth, starting over, breakup, family relations, family problems, parents separation, best friends, hopes, parents and children, on the run ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, France, Turkey
Duration: 110 min.
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