Movies like A Midsummer's Fantasia

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A Midsummer's Fantasia (2014)
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A Midsummer's Fantasia (2014)
Original name: 한여름의 판타지아
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea, Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A Korean Film director, Kim Taehoon plans to shoot his new film in a small local city called Gojo, Japan. He travels with his assistant director, Park Mijeong to do research prior to scriptwriting. They travel through several villages that are declining, and interview some local residents there. Most people say there is nothing special about Gojo. Along the way, Kim and Park meet a municipal official, Yusuke and a middle-aged man, Kenji, and are deeply impressed by their stories. The night before director Kim is to leave Japan, having a strange dream, he wakes up in the middle of night, and looks up at the night sky in Gojo.
Plot: fireworks, summer, small town, midsummer, restaurant, dream, kiss, full moon, driving, car driving, eating, woman in bathtub, korean
Place: japan

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Most similar movies to A Midsummer's Fantasia

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, psychological, sincere and serious films with plots about small town, fireworks, summer, death, friendship, father daughter relationship and cell phone mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like A Midsummer's Fantasia: Wherever You Are (2004), The Oil-Hell Murder (1992), Two Moons (1993), The Rebirth (2007), Neighboring Sakuko (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Wherever You Are (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A doctor's (Stefano Accorsi) life takes a mysterious turn when his ambulance plunges into a river.
Plot: scooter, fireworks, ambulance, death, rowing, pubic hair, female full frontal nudity, reanimation, male objectification, afterlife, love, male nudity
Place: rome italy
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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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Two Moons (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Panoramic view of a resort town in the summer of 1930. In seventeen episodes we get a glimpse at the microcosm of its colourful inhabitants and visitors, Poles and Jews, the high society and the desperately poor.
Plot: summer, visitor, worker, resort, social class, artist, lower class, small town, blind man, jewish, summertime
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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, friends, deadly, starting over, dealing with death, interview ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Neighboring Sakuko (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: 3 years on from hospitalité, Kiki Sugino and Koji Fukada are back again with this socially-conscious film about a 18-year-old girl in-between adolescence and adulthood who spends a summer in a valley and enjoys romance. Sakuko, a 18-year-old girl ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, captivating, sincere, serious ...
Plot: introspection, couples, social relations, youth, small town, dating, niece, self discovery, summer vacation, friendship, fish out of water, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, east asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Watercolor Postcards (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A Hollywood actress and a former NFL star strive to save a troubled Texas town while bonding over their shared love of a very special 10-year-old girl who has found herself alone in the world for the very first time.
Plot: teenage rebellion, small town, horse, country singer, sister sister relationship, hollywood star, troubled past
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Things That Hang from Trees (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: St. Augustine, Florida, 1969. An eight-year-old boy's wish to see the fireworks from atop the city's lighthouse is complicated by his odd neighbors, abusive peers, and hopeless parents. The young boy's seemingly simple goal develops ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, captivating, touching
Plot: child abuse, traumatic childhood, husband wife relationship, mental illness, boy, small town, teasing, drunkenness, abusive husband, bullying, father son relationship, mother son relationship ...
Time: 1960s, year 1969, 60s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
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3 Foot Ball and Souls (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of four decides to commit suicide using gigantic fireworks. But every time the fireworks explode, they find themselves back in time before they carried out the plan. They suspect the cause to be the young age of one of the members and try to ...
Style: suspense, psychological, weird, suspenseful, contemplative ...
Plot: suicide, depression, teenager, time loop, meeting, teenage girl, japanese schoolgirl, time travel, fireworks, society, suicidal thoughts, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Man, Woman and Beast (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A small town in Italy is about to celebrate their patron saint. The city is full of people with different problems. A Communist in existentialist crisis that also must take care of his mentally ill wife. A woman who is tired of her husband's ...
Style: sexploitation film
Plot: small town, dark secret, cuckolded husband, wife murders husband, bare breasts, hairy vagina, incest, female nudity, sex with food, blasphemy, fireworks, masturbation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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House of Hummingbird (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Whatever she does, Eunhee feels like an outsider. Then her new Chinese teacher turns out to be so utterly different from everybody else. A compassionate and meticulously told narrative of a seemingly regular summer that leaves nothing unchanged.
Style: touching, sexy, melancholic, psychological
Plot: relationships, middle school, personal growth, female protagonist, high school, lgbt, female writer, adolescence, coming of age, female director, female sexuality
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: south korea, asia, korea, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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 ...
Plot: letter, raft, secret, mother daughter relationship, student, swimming pool, physical therapy, river, teacher, orchestra, grandmother granddaughter relationship, lovesick ...
Place: japan, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.0
 611
Dubbel-8 (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The arrival of a beautiful new stranger in town prompts two boys to spend their summer holidays enticing the young woman to act in a short-film. However their motivation is purely that of seeing her naked.
Plot: foster child, small town, filmmaking, blonde, cinema
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, thought provoking, melancholic, touching
Plot: meaning of life, cooking, chef, food, restaurant, employer employee relationship, life philosophy, tradition, old woman, disability, existentialism, small business ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Anna (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A doctor, her daughter, and her young housekeeper spend their summer on a remote island.
Plot: summer, loneliness, alcohol, female nudity, archipelago, single woman, chambermaid, emptiness, midsummer, island, sea, male female relationship ...
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Termini Station (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Termini Station is a Canadian made drama, released in 1989 and directed by Allan King. The film stars Colleen Dewhurst and Megan Follows as Molly and Micheline Dushane, a mother and daughter living in a small Northern Ontario town. Molly is an ...
Plot: small town, alcohol abuse, family, parent child relationship, poker, nipples visible through clothing, braless, trailer park, mother daughter relationship, prostitution
Place: canada, ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
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Place: france
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Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, China, France
Duration: 116 min.
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Plot: police officer, photographer, chinawoman, observation, electronic music, fireworks, painter, kitchen, panting, japanese police, father daughter relationship, japanese woman ...
Place: japan
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A Man's Flower Road (1987)
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Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
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Duration: 85 min.
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Plot: summer, summertime, neighbor, river, museum, bridge, pubic hair, apartment, female protagonist, sex scene, pregnant, female nudity ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young Amish woman, who isn't satisfied with her path at home, visits a cousin for the summer. Over the summer, she is exposed to another world, finds friendship and more. Soon she must choose and come to terms with the life she wants.
Style: captivating, contemplative, sincere, touching
Plot: amish, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, female protagonist, family relations, father daughter relationship, competition, breakup, sister sister relationship, young woman, librarian, dating, female friendship ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Town (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The story of a family living in a small godforsaken town in Turkey seen through the eyes of children and dealing with the growing complexity when one becomes an adult.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Backwater (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on a novel by Shinya Tanaka, this film is set in a quiet riverside town, where 17-year-old Tooma lives with his father and his father’s lover. Tooma witnesses his father’s sadistic behavior towards his lover and soon finds himself ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, disturbing
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Serio-comic look at the residents and staff of a Catskill Mountains resort during its final days.
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, feel good, semi serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Thailand
Duration: 100 min.
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Plot: newspaper, smoking, monk, crime scene, car accident, butterfly, car driving, traffic accident, eating, driving
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Country: South Korea
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Do-Hee experiences family violence. Young-Nam works as the head of the police substation. She tries to protect Do-Hee from her violent stepfather Yong-Ha. Though Do-Hee looks naive, she hides a secret. Young-Nam becomes involved in a case with her ...
Style: psychological, bleak, realistic, serious, gloomy
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Fly Away Solo (2015)
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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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Adam at Six A.M. (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A disenchanted young Professor of Semantics at a California college learns of a distant relative's death in Missouri. He journeys cross-country to the funeral, then decides to spend the summer there and work as a laborer for a power-line ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.5
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Genre: Drama
Country: Colombia, Germany
Duration: 80 min.
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