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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, anthology
Audience: girls' night
Plot: looking for love, lifestyle, prostitute, youth, romance, love and romance, best friends, couples, optimism, city life, couple relations, loneliness, unrequited love, mother child relationship, depression, breakup, japanese woman, employer employee relationship, superhero, singleness, twentysomething life, lesbian, artist, god, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, tokyo

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Most similar movies to Strawberry Shortcakes

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, youth, lifestyle and friends mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Strawberry Shortcakes: Tokyo Noir (2004), Five Senses of Eros (2009), Boutique (2004), Blue (2002), More Sex & the Single Mom (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.3
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Tokyo Noir (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In this excursion into Tokyo's dark side, a sexually repressed woman finds liberation by turning tricks at night a sex worker is taken by surprise when her ex drops by and a sex blogger finds strange kinship with a loner.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching
Plot: prostitute, singleness, strong female presence, lifestyle, couples, city life, urban
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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95%
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: sexy, touching, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: looking for love, youth, love affair, teenage love, lovers reunited, lifestyle, forbidden love, fall in love, couple relations, young lovers, eroticism, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
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61%
 6.6
 2K
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, realistic, sincere, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, lifestyle, bittersweet, downfall, love and romance, life is a bitch, couples, society, youth, social differences, friends, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.4
 490
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: realistic, serious, touching
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, lesbian, fall in love, youth, love and romance, romance, couples, lgbt, lgbtq, korean war, girl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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More Sex & the Single Mom (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Single, divorced lawyer Jess Gradwell returns in this sequel as she tries to raise her new three-year-old son, Jake, while dealing with her teenage daughter, Sara's, growing carnal desires with a photographer she meets while planning her high ...
Style: sexy, emotional, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: parents and children, looking for love, family gatherings, couples, lifestyle, love and romance, youth, midlife crisis, family relations, pregnancy, teenage life, thirtysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: talky, realistic, sincere, touching, clever ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: loss of virginity, lifestyle, love affair, looking for love, destructive relationship, gender, romance, unfulfilled love, dangerous attraction, couple relations, sexual relations, male female relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Light Shines Only There (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A man has thrown away love and a woman has given up on love. The two souls meet in a brief summer in the northern city of Hakodate.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, rough, romantic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, prostitute, life is a bitch, fall in love, social decay, society, love and romance, family problems, friends, friendship, haunted by the past, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013
Place: japan, hokkaido
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.8
 321
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, touching, sincere, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, pre-teens
Plot: coming of age, lesbian, friendship, love and romance, family relations, youth, couples, friends, coming out, unfulfilled love, best friends, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, realistic, serious, sincere, uplifting ...
Plot: pregnancy, love and romance, writer's life, youth, lifestyle, family life, friendship, train, single mother, cafe, mental disorder, empire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.7
 889
LOL (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: The relationships of three men are examined through their use of technology.
Style: talky, humorous, sincere, mumblecore, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: looking for love, lifestyle, friendship, introspection, youth, human nature, computers and web, couple relations, love and romance, misfit, twentysomething life, singleness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.7
 801
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: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: looking for love, love and romance, couple relations, friendship, haunted by the past, redemption, infidelity, couples, friends, bittersweet, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.4
 921
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: coming of age, friendship, best friends, youth, teenage life, self discovery, teenage love, fall in love, small town life, couple relations, romance, gender ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.9
 5K
Happy Days (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 153 min.
Story: The movie revolves around eight youngsters, who become good friends in their freshman years when they join the college for their Bachelors in Engineering (B.E.). The life of these young minds, be it personal or that in college, is dealt with aplomb. ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic, inspirational ...
Plot: friendship, college, graduation, student life, couples, lifestyle, coming of age, buddies, couple relations, teachers and students, fall in love, university ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Honey and Clover (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Adapted from the popular manga of the same name, director Masahiro Takada's coming of age drama follows five Hama Art College students as they prepare to venture out into the real world on a great voyage of self-discovery.
Style: touching, realistic, sweet, captivating, sexual ...
Plot: love triangle, romance, self discovery, couples, coming of age, lifestyle, college, youth, love, friendship, superhero, introvert ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, sexy ...
Plot: teenage love, rebelliousness, teenage life, youth, romance, love and romance, best friends, rebellion, coming of age, chinese, friends, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.7
 303
To Love (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Five stories blend with love, sex, the emptiness of being unloved, passion and desire: Carlos and Susana go to some uncle´s apartment to make love. Meanwhile, Benito, an 80-year-old, performs a serenade to his wife. His neighbor Adela is told that ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, erotic, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: looking for love, couple relations, romance, couples, love and romance, sexual relations, making love, sex scene, battle of the sexes, female nudity, sex, woman on top ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: serious, sincere, uplifting, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: matchmaking, youth, orphan, couples, friendship, grownups, street kid, optimism, society, romance, opposites attract, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: saigon, asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, atmospheric, sincere, touching, serious ...
Plot: love and romance, couple relations, working class, couples, romance, introspection, society, solitude, bittersweet, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 83
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: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Plot: teenage love, society, juvenile delinquency, crimes, love and romance, youth, romance, young lovers, relationship problems, relationships, love affair, male female relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Do Fish Do It? (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: 16-year old Jan is absent-mindedly strolling through the streets when he's run over by roller-skating Nina. As fast as she has stormed into his life, however, she rushes off again. Nina is 15 years old and full of crazy ideas. She lives ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic
Plot: aids, friendship, fish, best friends, breakup, family relations, first time, love and romance, youth, skating, couples, teenage love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Bending All the Rules (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When single photographer Kenna finally gets her own exhibition, she turns her attention to her love life. Yet two different men, sensitive Jeff and strong-willed Martin, are determined to win her heart, pulling her free spirit in opposite directions.
Style: realistic, semi serious, sexy, sincere, humorous
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, love and romance, romance, lifestyle, ambition, couples, wooing, bartender, art exhibition, radio dj, carnival, singleness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Belleville-Tokyo (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Un couple se dirige vers un train en partance pour Venise. Sur le quai, Julien annonce à Marie qu’il part en rejoindre une autre et s’en va, la laissant seule à Paris, enceinte. Bouleversée, Marie se refuse à être victime de cette ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: pregnancy, breakup, couple relations, friendship, couples, workplace, theater, family problems, love and romance, boss and employee, male female relationship, family crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Don't Worry About Me (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: London gentleman David spends a day and all his cash to bring his one-night stand a presentation folder at her office in Liverpool, only to be rather rudely ignored a minute later. After a night on the streets, he meets diner waitress Tina, who ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, romantic ...
Plot: love and romance, romance, looking for love, one night stand, male female friendship, gambling, sightseeing, confession, sex scene, making love, overheard conversation, beach ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Like Someone in Love (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An old man and a young woman meet in Tokyo. She knows nothing about him, he thinks he knows her. He welcomes her into his home, she offers him her body. But the web that is woven between them in the space of twenty four hours bears no relation to ...
Style: touching, witty, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: prostitute, pretty girl, older man younger woman relationship, prostitution, widower, college, elderly, lifestyle, love and romance, dishonesty, unlikely couple, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Role of Her Life (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Freelance writer in a fashion journal, Claire meets Elisabeth Becker, a movie star. Everything separates them, their characters, their relationships with men, and of course money. Claire is hired as Elisabeth's personal assistant.
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, semi serious, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: lifestyle, actor's life, love triangle, celebrity culture, couples, social differences, love and romance, looking for love, romance, society, showbiz, boss and employee ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.7
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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: realistic, serious, touching, sincere
Plot: human nature, friendship, mysterious character, romance, love and romance, couples, family problems, crumbling marriage, infidelity, friends, father figure, fight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Breakfast with Curtis (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Syd is an eccentric bookseller with delusions of grandeur fueled by red wine. He caused a rift 5 years ago between his bohemian housemates and the family next door, but now tries to recruit his 14-year-old neighbor as a collaborator.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, touching, suspenseful ...
Plot: friendship, friends, drugs, teenage boy, coming of age, depression, death threat, love, youth, couples, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Two Is a Happy Number (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young woman has difficulty understanding why her husband walks out on her. Alone for the first time, she finds life difficult to cope with and for a time lives with the hope that her husband will come back to her. After uncovering disturbing new ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy, sincere ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: feminist, divorce, dating, marriage, support group, friendship, starting over, manipulation, sexual content, friends, breakup, thirtysomething life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: realistic, serious, touching, psychological, dark ...
Plot: foot fetish, friendship, sex addict, lifestyle, split personality, life is a bitch, love and romance, dishonesty, couples, dull life, addiction, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seoul, asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Same Same But Different (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Benjamin Prufer and Sreykeo Solvan. The unexpected and uncertain love story of Sreykeo, a 21 year old bar girl in Phnom Penh and Ben, a young German student traveling to Cambodia on a post graduation summer trip. When Ben ...
Style: touching, sentimental, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: fall in love, unlikely couple, love affair, terminal illness, social differences, love and romance, life is a bitch, society, couples, hopes, culture clash, interracial relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cambodia, germany, europe, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%