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The Wife of Seishu Hanaoka (1967)
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The Wife of Seishu Hanaoka (1967)
Original name: 華岡青洲の妻
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The disturbing story of a physician who conducted the first operation with general anaesthetic, and the women in his life who are both so determined to win his love that they volunteer as subjects for his experiments
Style: jidai geki
Plot: medical, cancer, devotion, loyalty, loss of eyesight, anesthetic, feud, husband wife relationship, rivalry, mother son relationship, human experimentation
Time: 18th century, 1790s
Place: japan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and stylized films with plots about rivalry, society, suicide, samurai, world war two, female nudity and husband wife relationship mostly in Drama, History and Romance genres. Some movies like The Wife of Seishu Hanaoka: Death of a Tea Master (1989), Irezumi (1966), Swastika (1964), Carl & Bertha (2011), Rikyu (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Death of a Tea Master (1989)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Years after the death of legendary tea master Rikyu, his disciple Honkakubo attempts to resolve the mystery of the master's death.
Style: jidai geki
Plot: suicide
Time: 16th century
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95%
A Tale of Samurai Cooking: A True Love Story (2013)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Set within the Kaga Domain in the Edo Period. Oharu is an excellent cook and recognized for her skills. Due to her cooking talents, she marries Yasunobu, who is an heir in the Funaki family. The Funaki family serves as the cook for the Kaga Domain. ...
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, semi serious, realistic
Plot: samurai, cooking, unsupportive spouse, society, couples, couple relations, unfulfilled love, husband wife relationship, edo period, unfulfillment, master and servant, cooking and food ...
Time: 18th century
Place: japan
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92%
Fueled: The Man They Called 'Pirate' (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Fueled: The Man They Called Pirate (Japanese: 海賊とよばれた男 Hepburn: Kaizoku to yobareta otoko) is a best selling Japanese historical novel by Naoki Hyakuta. As of January 2014, it had sold over 1,700,000 copies.[1] In April 2013, it won ...
Plot: based on a novel, japanese woman, world war two, cartel, contamination
Place: iran, japan
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86%
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Irezumi (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In this elegant proto-feminist shocker from Yasuzo Masumuro, a woman forced into prostitution wreaks her spidery revenge. A mysterious tattoo artist puts his masterpiece, a human-faced spider, on a kidnapped woman's back. She and her lover are ...
Plot: con woman, adultery, strangulation, forced prostitution, seduction, samurai, stabbing, kidnapping, tarantula, yakuza, female nudity, samurai sword ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Swastika (1964)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The four principles in a love affair collide when jealousy, blackmail and suicide enter the picture.
Style: sexy
Plot: housewife, forbidden love, religious, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, groom, mad woman, lesbianism, female nudity, confession, extramarital affair, sex scene, suicide ...
Place: japan
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76%
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Carl & Bertha (2011)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Carl & Bertha tells the story of Carl and Bertha Benz. Carl Benz invented the first patented motor car but he did not get much recognition until his wife undertook the historic first road trip by car from Mannheim to Pforzheim with the Benz ...
Style: captivating, inspirational, psychological, factual, based on true events
Plot: inventor, invention, husband wife relationship, car, love, son, investor, wedding, lawsuit, rivalry, society, garter ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1880s
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76%
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Rikyu (1989)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Late in the 1500s, an aging tea master teaches the way of tea to a headstrong Shogun. Through force of will and courageous fighting, Hideyoshi becomes Japan's most powerful warlord, unifying the country. Rikyu, through the tea ceremony and ...
Style: stylized, captivating, contemplative, realistic, serious ...
Plot: samurai, society, politics, state affairs, clergy, rise to the top, military, heroes, ambition, war, battles, political unrest ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: japan, asia, china, korea
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74%
Mademoiselle Paradis (2017)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: 18th century Vienna. The true story of Maria Theresia von Paradis, a gifted piano player and close friend of Mozart’s, who lost her eye-sight as a child. Desperate to cure their talented daughter, the Paradis entrust Maria to Dr. Mesmer, a ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, captivating, stylized
Plot: pianist, blindness, female musician, therapy, piano, doctor patient relationship, doctor, loss of eyesight, mother daughter relationship, globe, dancing, piano playing ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s, 1700s
Place: vienna, austria
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70%
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Sakuran (2006)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A young girl is sold into the red-light district Yoshiwara and is put under the care of the oiran (lead prostitute) of the Tamakiku house. The girl is rebellious, but the more experienced people in the household begin to think that she will be one ...
Style: epic, captivating, emotional, stylized, sexual ...
Plot: courtesan, prostitute, rebelliousness, ambition, rise to the top, social differences, lifestyle, love and romance, society, social relations, rebellion, gang ...
Time: 18th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
An Actor's Revenge (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: While performing in a touring kabuki troupe, leading female impersonator Yukinojo comes across the three men who drove his parents to suicide twenty years earlier, and plans his revenge, firstly by seducing the daughter of one of them, secondly by ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, suspenseful, offbeat, psychological ...
Plot: samurai, obsession, revenge, sword fight, obsessive quest, crimes, actor's life, partners, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, hidden identity, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century, 1930s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Farewell, Kuro (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Based on a true story set in Matsumoto city, Nagano, during 1960s. A stray dog wanders into a high school's grounds. The dog, named Kuro, stays at the school and becomes a special friend to everyone.
Plot: loyalty, dog
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
At the Beginning of Glorious Days (1980)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: East Germany, Soviet Union
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Late 17th century. With no access to the sea, Russia suffers great losses in foreign trade. Peter tries to capture the Turkish fortress of Azov, but with no success: he can win only if he has a fleet. Peter’s ukases provoke the Boyars’ ...
Plot: imperial russia, czar, mutiny, execution, decapitation
Time: 18th century
Place: russia
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57%
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Meera (1979)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: India
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Meera is a 1979 Hindi language film by Gulzar. The film is based on the life of Meera, a Hindu saint-poet who renounced princely comforts in pursuit of her love for Lord Krishna.
Plot: loyalty, marriage, suicide, hindu, tragedy, period piece, devotion, historical event, saint, poison
Time: 16th century
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57%
Emma Hamilton (1968)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Italy, West Germany, France, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Making of a Lady: The Story of Lady Hamilton is a 1968 historical drama film directed by Christian-Jaque and starring Michèle Mercier, Richard Johnson and John Mills.[1] It was based on the novel La San-Felice by Alexandre Dumas and depicts the ...
Plot: lesbian, lesbianism, female nudity
Time: 18th century
Place: big ben london
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56%
The Sea and Poison (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Downed American fliers in WW II are vivisected by Japanese surgeons in medical experiments.
Plot: world war two, bomber, torture, vivisection, air force
Time: 1940s, year 1945
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Longitude (2000)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 250 min.
Story: Parallel stories: 18th century Harrison builds the marine chronometer for safe navigation at sea; 20th century Gould is obsessed with restoring it.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: inventor, british navy, sea, sailboat, adventure, military life, against the odds, sea disaster, ocean, escapades, danger, ocean or sea ...
Time: 18th century, 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1700s
Place: england, jamaica
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Silence (1971)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Two Jesuit priests encounter persecution when they travel to Japan in the 17th century to spread Christianity and search for their mentor.
Style: stylized, bleak, atmospheric, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: christianity, culture clash, human nature, fish out of water, clergy, danger, society, life is a bitch, disorder, religions or cults, religious persecution, jesuit ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia
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53%
The Oil-Hell Murder (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The indolent son of an oil vendor becomes a regular customer of a prostitute, racks up a mountain of debt, and is disowned by his parents.
Style: jidai geki
Plot: debt, prostitute, cuckolded husband, womanizer, murder, arranged marriage, seductress, cheating wife, torture, river, woman slaps man, murder of a woman ...
Time: 18th century
Place: japan
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52%
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The Last Supper (1976)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Cuba
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A pious plantation owner attempts to teach Christianity to 12 of his slaves by inviting them to participate in a reenactment of the Last Supper.
Style: witty, disturbing, suspense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: rebellion, racism, landlord, christianity, slavery, plantation, culture clash, interracial relations, satire, discrimination, rebelliousness, state affairs ...
Time: 18th century
Place: cuba, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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RFK (2002)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Following the death of his brother John, Robert Kennedy is forced to rise to the challenge of leading his country and carrying on his brother's vision of what America could be.
Plot: politics, u.s. president, politician, rivalry
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: manhattan new york city, los angeles, new york, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
125 Years Memory (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Japan, Turkey
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Two historical incidents that deepened the friendship between Japan and Turkey are connected in this Japanese-Turkish blockbuster: The sinking of the Turkish frigate Ertuğrul off the Japanese coast in 1890, and the evacuation of Japanese nationals ...
Style: serious, touching, psychological, captivating
Plot: shipwreck, turk, historical event, sinking ship, friendship, compassion, tragedy, typhoon, sea disaster, survival, drowning, danger ...
Time: 19th century
Place: ottoman empire, japan, istanbul turkey, turkey, iran ...
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51%
The Royal Exchange (2017)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Belgium, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1721, the Regent of France, wanting to seal the peace with Spain, offers to the Spanish King, a marriage between their respective heirs: Louis XV, age 11, and Maria Anna Victoria, the 4-year-old Spanish infanta. The Regent of France also offers ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, captivating, scenic, thought provoking
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: king of france, child bride, gay, princess, union, intrigue, engagement, marriage engagement, reconciliation, monarchy, arranged marriage, palace intrigue ...
Time: 18th century
Place: versailles, spain, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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47 Samurai (1962)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 207 min.
Story: The story tells of a group of samurai who were left leaderless (becoming ronin) after their daimyo (feudal lord) was forced to commit seppuku (ritual suicide) for assaulting a court official named Kira Yoshinaka, whose title was Kōzuke no suke. The ...
Style: epic, serious, atmospheric, bleak, harsh ...
Plot: samurai, battles, martial arts, seppuku, vengeance, society, redemption, revenge, righting the wronged, human nature, heroic mission, rivalry ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century, 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Day One (1989)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Hungarian physicist Leo Szilard leaves Europe, eventually arriving in the United States. With the help of Einstein, he persuades the government to build an atomic bomb. The project is given to no-nonsense Gen. Leslie Groves who selects physicist J. ...
Style: captivating, tense, thought provoking, serious, realistic
Plot: politics, world war two, super weapon, life is a bitch, intrigue, state affairs, rivalry, against humanity, fight for supremacy, nuclear threat, nuclear holocaust, wartime life ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 30s, 20th century
Place: usa, new mexico, italy, chicago illinois, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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First Fruits (1982)
Genre: Drama, History
Duration: 66 min.
Story: In 1732, two young Moravians leave their comfortable community of Hernhut, Germany, to bring the Gospel to the slaves in the West Indies.
Style: christian film
Plot: pottery, brotherhood, sea voyage, first person narration, island, missionary, malaria, christian, religious conversion, slave, plantation, slavery ...
Time: 18th century
Place: west indies
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 345
Edo Porn (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The world-famous woodblock artist Hokusai, a widower in need of a steady income, lives with his daughter Oei in the house of his friend Bakin.
Style: erotic, jidai geki
Plot: falling in love, drinking alcohol, obsession, mistress, poetry, teasing, japanese culture, model, nude model, tradition, love, teenage girl ...
Time: 1840s, 19th century
Place: japan, mount fuji
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Les Miserables (1978)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Jean Valjean, convicted of stealing bread, is hounded for decades by the relentless and cruel policeman Javert.
Style: touching, stylized, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Plot: french revolution, redemption, tragic love, on the run, rise to the top, life is a bitch, fugitives, crimes, hidden identity, love and romance, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Dream (1985)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Netherlands' submission for the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film in 1985
Plot: socialist, political activist, revenge, false accusation, frame up, wrongful imprisonment, coward, brother brother relationship, martyr, simpleton, falsely accused, false evidence ...
Time: turn of the century, 20th century
Place: netherlands, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Oh! The Nomugi Pass (1979)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 154 min.
Story: The story of the silk industry and the young girls who worked as silk spinners in the early 1900s in Japan. The silk mills were located in Okaya which lies just beyond the Nomugi Pass. The women and girls worked in a hot, humid atmosphere without ...
Plot: teenage girl, unplanned pregnancy, factory, mountain, pregnancy, teenage sex, leaving home, sexual harassment, snow, silk, abusive boss
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Imperial Japanese Empire (1982)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Story of three people, a barber, a Christian and a graduate of the Tokyo Military Academy during the 2nd World War.
Plot: hairdresser, husband wife relationship, chance meeting, beach, military, father son relationship, christian, japanese army, world war two, japanese occupation, mother son relationship
Time: 1940s
Place: usa, japan, okinawa japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%