Movies like Her Love Boils Bathwater

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Her Love Boils Bathwater (2016)
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Her Love Boils Bathwater (2016)
Original name: 湯を沸かすほどの熱い愛
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A terminally ill single mother is determined to reconcile her splintered family.
Style: psychological, sincere, sentimental, captivating, melancholic, disturbing
Plot: bullying, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, terminal illness, bathhouse, japanese school, school, cancer, illness, schoolgirl, doctor, waitress, runaway, japanese woman, sign language, japanese schoolgirl, family dinner, husband wife relationship, diagnosis, japanese girl, sibling, dead mother, vertigo, east asian woman, small business ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, mount fuji

Most similar movies to Her Love Boils Bathwater

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, sincere, psychological and realistic films with plots about mini skirt, short skirt, schoolgirl, japanese schoolgirl, japanese girl, girl wearing a miniskirt and brunette mostly in Drama, Romance and Family genres. Some movies like Her Love Boils Bathwater: Pieta in the Toilet (2015), Dear Friends (2007), Tokyo Family (2013), Drucker in the Dug-Out (2011), Tony Takitani (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Pieta in the Toilet (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Hiroshi (Yojiro Noda) has given up on his dreams of becoming a painter and works part-time cleaning office windows. He learns that he has only 3 months left to live. During his last summer, high school student Mai (Hana Sugisaki) appears. Hiroshi ...
Plot: motorcycle, nurse, blackboard, fight, jailbait, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, schoolgirl uniform, schoolgirl, girl wearing a miniskirt, insult, fish, telephone number ...
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Dear Friends (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: High school student Rina has a bad attitude and thinks that friends are something that you use when you need them. She doesn't have any real relationships and is not even on good terms with her parents. Rina is the clubbing queen and could get ...
Style: captivating
Plot: hospital, friendship, illness, husband wife relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, deception, cancer patient, hospitalization, cancer, social relations, relationships, male female relationship ...
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Tokyo Family (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 146 min.
Story: In this film director Yoji Yamada bows down before his teacher and role model. Yamada was assistant director on Yazujirō Ozu’s Tōkyō monogatari, a moving family portrait set after the Second World War. In his remake, Yamada has made very few ...
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: reunion, parents and children, family life, aging, beauty salon, couple relations, siblings relations, elderly, family problems, estrangement, family relations, golden years ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, east asia
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77%
Drucker in the Dug-Out (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Story: The movie is about Minami Kawashima, a high school girl who becomes the manager of her school's baseball team in place of her hospitalized friend, Yuki Miyata. She tries to lead the team to the National High School Baseball Championship by ...
Style: sincere, captivating, uplifting, psychological
Plot: sport team, baseball, school, japanese schoolgirl, contests and competitions, rivalry, disability, sport, manager, society, human spirit, friendship ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Tony Takitani (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Tony Takitani had a solitary childhood. Being alone was normal since his mother died young and his father was always away with his jazz band. At school he studied art, but while his sketches are accurate and detailed they lack feeling. Used to being ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, serious, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: solitude, obsession, jazz, life is a bitch, shopping, love and romance, alone, couples, fall in love, hopes, human nature, addiction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
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Chronicle of My Mother (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Best-selling novelist Kosaku Igami has made a career out of using his family as fodder for his novels, much to their dismay. When his mother, the spirited family matriarch, is diagnosed with dementia, Igami must come to terms with the toll his own ...
Style: sincere, captivating, entertaining
Plot: husband wife relationship, father, baby, father daughter relationship, family relations, family problems, parent child relationship, parent grown child relationship, parents and children, family, kids and family, fatherhood ...
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Umbrella (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Alexander Way, a secondary school teacher with a fractured personal life, finds himself attempting to rescue a woman from a violent sexual attack. Alexander finds himself overpowered, beaten & taken to hospital. Jesiah Jarvus, a famous British ...
Style: touching, psychological, captivating, sentimental
Plot: injury, marriage, school, family relations, husband wife relationship, teacher, father son relationship, cancer, doctor, father daughter relationship, violence, hospital ...
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Saki Achiga-hen: Episode of Side-A (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Sequel movie to the live-action Saki TV series.
Style: captivating, sincere, unusual plot structure, contemplative, suspense ...
Plot: mahjong, japanese girl, teenager, japanese teenager, sexy girl, friendship, escapades, friends, contests and competitions, youth, society, ambition ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan
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A Story of Yonosuke (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 160 min.
Story: The year is 1987 and Japan is just reaching the peak of its economic success. Eighteen-year old Yonosuke Yokomichi arrives in Tokyo from Nagasaki. Ordinary in every way possible, he lives in a suburb far from the excitement of the big city and ...
Style: realistic, psychological, tense, captivating
Plot: university, student, dating, dancing, flirting, return home, getting home, public, father son relationship, japanese teenager, love and romance, friendship ...
Time: year 1987
Place: tokyo, japan, tanzania
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65%
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Love & Pop (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Pretty Tokyo teen Hiromi Yoshii (Asumi Miwa) and her girlfriends struggle with rivalries, clothes and boyfriends, just like any other high school clique. But out for kicks and blind to the consequences, the girls of Love & Pop hide a dirty ...
Style: offbeat, sexual, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: prostitute, society, youth, social decay, teenage life, looking for love, looking for sex, street kid, teenage girl, underwater scene, speaker, dance lesson ...
Time: 90s
Place: tokyo, asia, japan
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65%
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Perfect World (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Tsugumi Kawana (Hana Sugisaki) works at an interior design company. She happens to meet her first love Itsuki Ayukawa (Takanori Iwata) from her high school days. He is now an architect and in a wheelchair because of an accident. --asianwiki
Plot: cripple, ocean, customer, man in suit and tie, staircase, suit and tie, library, potted plant, bicycle, girl, amusement park, mobile phone ...
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Long Good-Bye (2019)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Japan
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A seventy-year-old retired school headmaster informs his wife and daughters that he has Alzheimer's disease. They are all concerned, but react differently due to their individual situations. The family watches as the husband and father ...
Style: emotional
Plot: cooking, cheerleader, husband, family relations, alzheimer's disease, watermelon, mini skirt, long hair, gps, elderly man, cookie, surgery ...
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63%
About the Pink Sky (2011)
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: atmospheric, sincere, serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: high school, high school life, teenage life, social relations, best friends, youth, moral dilemma, friends, photographer, coming of age, profanity, apology ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Life Back Then (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Kyohei Nagashima (Masaki Okada) has shut away the world. During his high school days he was the target of bullying and experienced horrifying moments. Now as a young adult Kyohei takes a new job. He works for a company that specializes in cleaning ...
Plot: bullying, grief, bedroom, prayer, teenage boy, cliff, playground, mini skirt, document, flashback, beach, calendar ...
Place: japan, east asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Paradise Kiss (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Hyasaka Yukari only wants one thing: to enter the college that her mom wants. One day, she meets an extravagant group that loves fashion. They were searching for a model and Yukari fits their ideal model. From now Yukari will know the world of ...
Style: sentimental, realistic
Plot: fashion, youth, fall in love, social relations, love and romance, high school life, ambition, sexy brunette, strong female presence, first love, teenage girl, model ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 ⇓
62%
Tokyo Tower: Mom and Me, and Sometimes Dad (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Adapted from the bestselling Japanese autobiography of the same title, this gentle coming-of-age drama concerns an adolescent boy, Boku - Masaya, torn between the inherited recklessness of his father Oton and the inherited responsibility, wisdom and ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: family life, life is a bitch, aging, family relations, parents and children, terminal illness, parents separation, single parent, overprotective mother, nursing, mother and son, care ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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After the Rain (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Akira Tachibana is a 17-year-old high school student. She was once a promising athlete, but an injury has prevented her from taking part in track and field. One day, Akira Tachibana goes to a family restaurant and the manager talks to her in a ...
Style: sexy, disturbing, touching, captivating, romanticism ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, teen drama
Plot: japanese girl, teenage girl, love, japanese schoolgirl, rehabilitation, boss, teenager, older man younger woman relationship, nubile, co worker co worker relationship, older man younger woman, employer employee relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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
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The Midwife (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Claire is a midwife and has devoted her life to others. At a moment when she is preoccupied by the imminent closure of the maternity clinic where she works, her life is further turned upside down when Béatrice, her father's former mistress, ...
Style: psychological, sincere, sentimental, touching, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: doctor, illness, hospital, cancer, surgery, friend, friendship, student, drinking, death, drinking alcohol, hospital room ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france
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58%
The Tale of Iya (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 169 min.
Story: It was summer when a stranger from Tokyo arrived at “Iya”, where the riches of nature still abound. This young man, named Kudo, was willing to live his new, self-sufficient life. He was exhausted by city life, and believed this beautiful land ...
Style: silent film, contemplative, touching, captivating, exciting
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Place: tokyo, japan
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57%
The Land of Rain Trees (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Story: Nobuyuki Sakisaka (Yuta Tamamori) is a salaryman. When he was in middle school student, he read light novel "Fairy Game”. He still has that light novel, because he was so shocked by the ending. One day, Nobuyuki Sakisaka browses the internet ...
Plot: hearing aid, mother, cityscape, packing, locker, supermarket, apartment, mail, cinema, female stockinged legs, treatment, schoolgirl ...
Place: mount fuji, tokyo, osaka japan
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56%
Be Sure to Share (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Shiro’s struggle with his father’s cancer and impending death leads to a realization that he must communicate his love and admiration for him before it’s too late. A series of flashbacks reveals their relationship over time, and the trouble ...
Style: touching, realistic, contemplative, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: family relations, terminal illness, redemption, coping, parents and children, family in crisis, unfulfillment, estrangement, father son relationship, family problems, hopes, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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55%
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The Ravine of Goodbye (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In a valley, with a dense growth of trees, a baby is killed. The baby's mother Satomi is arrested as the prime suspect. The police also learn that Satomi is involved in a romantic relationship with her next door neighbor Ozaki. The information ...
Style: captivating, twists and turns, psychological, tense, realistic ...
Plot: reporter, husband wife relationship, police, secret, suspect, journalist, witness, nurse, television, child murder, uncover truth, prejudice ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo
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54%
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L.DK (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Aoi Nishimori's parents moved to another city for work, but Aoi didn't want to transfer to a new high school. She stays behind and lives in an apartment by herself. Shusei Kugayama moves in next to Aoi's apartment. Shusei is a very ...
Style: exciting, sincere, sentimental, romantic, light ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, girls' night, teen comedy
Plot: japanese school, high school, teacher, jealousy, betrayal, school, student, asian school, teenage girl, japanese teenager, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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54%
From Me To You (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Sawako Kuronuma, called Sadako by her classmates for her resemblance to the character from Ring, has always been feared and misunderstood because of her appearance. There are rumors that Sawako can see ghosts and curse people. However, despite her ...
Style: sentimental, sweet, captivating, psychological
Plot: teenage girl, father daughter relationship, school, love, fall in love, romance, couples, social misfits, high school life, friendship, school life, sexuality ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan, east asia
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54%
Don't Be Afraid (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Silvia is a young girl marked by a dark childhood. When she is barely twenty-five, she decides to start over and to face the people, feelings and emotions that keep her bound to the past. In her fight against adversity and against herself, she will ...
Style: psychological, realistic, thought provoking, melancholic, captivating ...
Plot: sexual abuse, haunted by the past, starting over, life is a bitch, support group, family relations, family problems, parents and children, laboratory, school, cello, roulette ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
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54%
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Hibiki (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: One day, literature magazine “Mokuren” receives a manuscript script for novel “Otogi no Niwa” by Hibiki Aku, a sensitive 15-year-old girl with a talent for writing.
Style: whimsical, psychological, unusual plot structure, melancholic, weird ...
Plot: teenager, schoolgirl, art, mentor, writers, creativity, workplace, adolescence vs adulthood, life philosophy, honest, loneliness, adolescence ...
Place: tokyo
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53%
Daughter of Mine (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A daughter torn between two mothers, one who raised her with love and her biological mother, who instinctively claims her back.
Style: touching, psychological, captivating, sincere, sentimental
Plot: mother daughter relationship, secret, birth mother, child, conflict, husband wife relationship, money problems, church, female objectification, family relations, little girl, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
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53%
Schoolgirl Complex (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: At an all female high school, a senior of the radio club becomes fascinated with the club's newest member. As graduation nears and the summer heat rises, so does the sexual tension between the girls.
Plot: lesbian teen, thin girl, japanese school, thin legs, sexy legs, crush, girl wearing a miniskirt, japanese teenager, pretty legs, schoolgirl, slender legs, lust ...
Place: japan
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