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Strawberry Shortcakes (2006)
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Strawberry Shortcakes (2006)
Original name: ストロベリーショートケイクス
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Based on the eponymous josei manga by cartoonist Kiriko Nananan, the pic follows the ups and downs of four female friends in Tokyo looking for love and trying to cope with the responsibilities in their lives. The main characters, impeccably played by four powerful actresses, are modern, self-sufficient women and their stories are told with mild irony and a dash of melancholy. The result is a movie that is lighthearted at times, a little sad at others, crazy and sometimes serious, but always special, that investigates the psychology of its characters and offers an accurate depiction of urban Japan, thanks to its director’s know-how. While many overly ambitious directors struggle to tell even one fairly comprehensible story, Yazaki skillfully weaves a powerful depiction of not one, but four women, creating an indissoluble and moving whole that doesn’t succumb to sentimentalism.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, feel good, semi serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: looking for love, lifestyle, prostitute, best friends, youth, romance, couple relations, love and romance, couples, optimism, city life, loneliness, unrequited love, mother child relationship, depression, japanese woman, breakup, employer employee relationship, singleness, urban, twentysomething life, lesbian, pregnancy, god, young woman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, tokyo

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and sincere films with plots about love and romance, couples, romance, friendship, friends, lifestyle and youth mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Strawberry Shortcakes: Five Senses of Eros (2009), Boutique (2004), Sonja (2006), Take Care of My Cat (2001), Blue (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Five Senses of Eros (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In this anthology film centered around the theme of "Eros," five seperate stories are presented by five top Korean directors. The main characters from each segment are connected with each other in one way or another.
Style: touching, serious, atmospheric, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: date night
Plot: looking for love, youth, couple relations, fall in love, lifestyle, forbidden love, love affair, teenage love, lovers reunited, young lovers, romance, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
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95%
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Boutique (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A clothing store worker (Jahan) meets a poor girl named Eti. Jahan tries to help the girl and solve her problems, but…
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: lifestyle, friendship, bittersweet, love and romance, downfall, couples, designer, life is a bitch, store, youth, friends, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran
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88%
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Sonja (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Sonja is struggling to deal with her parent separation, and find her feelings for her best friend might not just be a phase.
Style: sexy, realistic, sincere, touching, sexual
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: friendship, coming of age, love and romance, family relations, youth, best friends, lifestyle, unfulfilled love, coming out, friends, couples, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Take Care of My Cat (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The fashionable Hye-joo is focused on her career at a brokerage house. She's making a decent living, but her co-workers look down on her. Tae-hee is sick of living under the thumb of her domineering father. She spends her time doing volunteer ...
Style: sincere, touching, psychological, sentimental, lyrical ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, life is a bitch, parents and children, reunion, couples, adulthood, love and romance, youth, lifestyle, family problems, artist, cat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, seoul, japan, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Blue (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An introverted schoolgirl falls in love and starts a relationship with one of her classmates. Set in a small seaside town in Japan, the love of her life eventually leaves her for her boyfriend in Tokyo. Kayako Kirishima of the third year at a high ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, couples, romance, youth, love and romance, fall in love, friends, small town, adolescence, japanese schoolgirl, first love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Ten Tiny Love Stories (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ten women give monologues to camera, each remembering a man who was important in their lives.
Style: clever, touching, sincere, realistic, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lifestyle, looking for love, love affair, destructive relationship, sexual relations, couple relations, unfulfilled love, gender, romance, dangerous attraction, male female relationship, monologue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, lifestyle, writer's life, youth, family relations, single mother, cafe, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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LOL (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: The relationships of three men are examined through their use of technology.
Style: humorous, sincere, talky, sexy, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: looking for love, lifestyle, youth, introspection, friendship, couple relations, human nature, love and romance, computers and web, misfit, twentysomething life, bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Swimming (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two girl friends in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina find their relationship changing as they encounter new arrivals to the town.
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenage life, small town life, best friends, youth, self discovery, teenage love, fall in love, couple relations, family relations, social relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 4.8
 731
Guilty Hearts (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Over the course of this drama's six separate stories, a variety of couples struggle with the infidelity, dishonesty and heartbreak that plagues their varied pasts. In overcoming their challenges, these diverse individuals embrace a brighter ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Buddha Mountain (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ding Bo (Chen Po Lin) and his friends Nan Feng (Fan Bingbing) and Fei Zao aka Fatso (Fei Long) are a trio of 20-something outsiders who have no intention of sitting exams and getting into universities. When they need a new home, they answer an ad ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, gloomy
Plot: rebelliousness, teenage life, teenage love, youth, romance, rebellion, best friends, love and romance, coming of age, friends, dealing with death, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Owl and the Sparrow (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In modern-day Saigon, three lonely strangers form a unique family as a ten-year old orphan plays matchmaker to a zookeeper and a beautiful flight attendant.
Style: sincere, serious, uplifting, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: matchmaking, orphan, friendship, couples, human nature, optimism, street kid, grownups, society, on the run, romance, opposites attract ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, saigon, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Labour of Love (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Set in the crumbling environs of Calcutta, Labour of Love is a lyrical unfolding of two ordinary lives suspended in the duress of a spiralling recession.
Style: realistic, silent film, atmospheric, sincere, serious ...
Plot: love and romance, working class, romance, couple relations, couples, introspection, society, unfulfillment, bittersweet, unfulfilled love, solitude, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Hysterical Blindness (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
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Style: psychological, serious, touching, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, working class, love and romance, single parent, family relations, couple relations, looking for love, parents and children, getting home, unfulfillment, lifestyle, best friends ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, France
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Style: serious, realistic, touching, witty, sincere ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: touching, rough, realistic, serious, bleak
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⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Duration: 89 min.
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Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, romantic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Jasmine (2003)
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Style: touching, serious, realistic
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Do Fish Do It? (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic
Plot: friendship, fish, aids, best friends, family relations, breakup, teenage love, love affair, pregnancy, family life, couples, skating ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Genre: Drama
Country: India
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Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Duration: 156 min.
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Place: india, asia, punjab
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Adopt a Sailor (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Adopt A Sailor is about Patricia and Richard, a successful and hip couple from New York City who inadvertently "adopt a sailor" during Fleet Week in New York City and the young man form Turkey Scratch, Arkansas who changes their lives ...
Style: semi serious, witty, cynical, touching, humorous ...
Plot: couple relations, friends, couples, family problems, unsupportive spouse, love and romance, crumbling marriage, lifestyle, city life, relationship problems, husband wife relationship, sailor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Love My Life (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ichiko and Eri are two beautiful Japanese university students who are in a lesbian relationship. Ichiko comes out to her father who tells her he is also gay and her mother was a lesbian. Her best friend is gay too, though he has a female who is ...
Style: emotional, sexy, serious, realistic, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 6.0
 61
Zooey (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Angel and Zooey are not your typical newlyweds. Zooey is a professional prostitute and Angel is a drug dealer. Yet they are not without hopes and dreams, of escaping their life in the streets and starting a new in a fresh painted cottage with picked ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, bleak, gloomy
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Role of Her Life (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: lifestyle, actor's life, love triangle, society, couples, social differences, celebrity culture, love and romance, looking for love, showbiz, romance, bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.5
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Lulu (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Two young urchins turn the streets of Buenos Aires into their own magical playground, in this vibrant portrait of young love.
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, offbeat ...
Plot: teenage love, love and romance, crimes, youth, romance, society, juvenile delinquency, young lovers, urban, city life
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.6
 190
Istanbul (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, Netherlands, Ireland, Turkey
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Housewife Katalin Munk (Johanna ter Steege) has her world torn apart when her lecturer husband János (Andor Lukáts) arrives home to tell her that he’s leaving her for a younger student of his. Katalin falls into a state of shock and wanders ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: life turned upside down, love affair, self discovery, romance, family relations, breakup, family problems, couples, love and romance, fall in love, parents and children, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: budapest hungary, istanbul turkey, budapest, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.6
 210
Crystal River (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The story is of a married woman who, grieving her inability to have children, finds comfort and healing in her friendship with another man. It's about discovering grace in darkness and the unexpected places we find healing.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: human nature, friendship, family problems, couples, mysterious character, romance, love and romance, crumbling marriage, infidelity, friends, female director, underwear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Searching for the Elephant (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A freelance photographer Hyun-woo seems to live an enviable life with a successful career. But his inside is torn apart from the sorrow of being deserted by his ex-girlfriend Mari. He even gets unclear about what’s really happening in reality and ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, touching, mind bending ...
Plot: friendship, lifestyle, addiction, infidelity, love and romance, life is a bitch, split personality, dishonesty, couples, dull life, city life, sex addict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seoul, korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Still Mine (2012)
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Country: Canada
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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43%