Movies like The 8-Year Engagement

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The 8-Year Engagement (2017)
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The 8-Year Engagement (2017)
Original name: 8年越しの花嫁 奇跡の実話
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Hisashi and Mai are a happy couple in their 20s who are engaged to be married. But three months before their wedding, Mai becomes seriously ill. Her heart stops momentarily, and she falls into a deep coma. Hisashi visits Mai at the hospital every day before work. With no idea if or when she will ever awake, Mai’s parents encourage Hisashi to find someone else, but he refuses to give up and continues to pray for her recovery. As if his prayers are answered, Mai begins to regain consciousness several years later, and even utters a few words. But tragically, she has suffered brain damage and has no memory of Hisashi.
Plot: memory loss, amnesia, christmas, sea, chef, car, medical, fishing, winter, illness, girlfriend, spring, swing, actor, happiness, restaurant, house, beach, chauffeur, surgery, fiancee, coma, singer, father, illusion ...
Place: asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and emotional films with plots about kiss, crying, photograph, hospital, cell phone, mother daughter relationship and running mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like The 8-Year Engagement: After the Rain (2018), The Land of Rain Trees (2015), Radiance (2017), Drowning Love (2016), Love and Lies (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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 ...
Plot: superstition, cook, magazine, bandage, stadium, chance meeting, employee, long black hair, pigtails, schoolgirl, lunch, ice cream ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: ponytail, karaoke, supermarket, barefoot, holding hands, origami, traffic, brushing teeth, jerk, french kiss, correspondence, train station ...
Place: mount fuji, tokyo
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Radiance (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The story follows the social intercourse between a cameraman, Masaya, with a lazy eye, and Misako who disconnects from the world.
Plot: photographer, school, microphone, interview, tea, cameraman, cactus, crying, beer, mother daughter relationship, camera, memories ...
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80%
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Drowning Love (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Natsume Mochizuki works as a teen model in Tokyo, but she learns that she has to move to her father's hometown of Ukigumo. She is in a desperate situation because she can't do the things she wants to do in Ukigumo. One day, she meets ...
Style: sexy
Plot: running, bicycle, bus, riding a bicycle, bracelet, panties, small town, school bus, swimming, girl, packing, incense ...
Place: tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Love and Lies (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The Japanese government carries out a program to increase the birth rate in the country. Their program analyzes gene information from its residents and selects a marriage partner for them. Aoi Nisaka is a high school student. She is in a love ...
Plot: school, schoolgirl uniform, birthday, cafe, scarf, palm tree, advertisement, lunch, schoolgirl, clock, bouquet of flowers, first kiss ...
Time: near future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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: grief, bullying, school uniform, bed, bench, man crying, retirement home, high school, river, mirror, colleague, threatened with a knife ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Hanamizuki (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Sae (Yui Aragaki) is a high school student who is studying hard for her college entrance exams. She lost her father when she was very young and so lives with her mother Ryoko (Hiroko Yakushimaru) in Hokkaido, Japan. Her father Kemimichi (Arata) once ...
Plot: first love, dreaming, freedom fighter, juggler, seaside, statue, part time job, hoodie, groom, gratitude, altar, dialect ...
Place: canada, nova scotia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Rainbow Song (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Tomoya Kishida (Hayato Ichihara) is working as a staffer in a television studio when he hears about the death of his close friend, Aoi Sato (Juri Ueno). This sparks his recollection of the events in life they shared from meeting at a record store, ...
Plot: message, van, parent, business card, discussion, footbridge, ring, schoolgirl, television, festival, cafe, ponytail ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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My Rainy Days (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Because of her past, 17-year-old Rio lives her days filling the emptiness in her heart with money--until one day, she meets a university professor named Kouki and falls in love.
Plot: mini skirt, bisexual girl, manicure, sexual favor, nubile woman, pineapple, photograph, hospital, shorts, teenage sex, lesbian kiss, barefoot ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Halfway (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In this high school romance Hiro is dismayed to learn her new love Shu will be going away to college in Tokyo. She asks him not to go.
Plot: piano, river, sleeping, bridge, backpack, dream, bench, train station, classroom, school uniform, short hair, japanese girl ...
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
My Brother Loves Me Too Much (2017)
Genre: Family, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Setoka Tachibana is a female high school student who has confessed her feelings to other boys 12 times, but has been rebuffed each time. Her older brother Haruka Tachibana cares for his younger sister deeply, but he keeps secret from her that they ...
Plot: school, flower, donut, talking in sleep, talking to the camera, compact disc, fireworks, looking at the camera, single, fireplace, holding hands, sneakers ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Say 'I Love You' (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Mei Tachibana is a high school student. Due to a traumatic incident when she was a kid, Mei has been unable to make friends or have boyfriends. By mistake, Mei then injures the most popular male student named Yamato Kurosawa. Somehow, Yamato ...
Style: sexy
Plot: japanese girl, girl wearing a miniskirt, short skirt, dyed hair, first kiss, hair dryer, merry go round, skirt, mini dress, japanese schoolgirl, cell phone, teenager ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Fag Hag (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A straight young woman living in Tokyo becomes involved in the lives of a gay man and his married lover.
Plot: telephone call, wheelchair, restaurant, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, picnic, song, tea, kiss, friendship, dancing, baby ...
Place: thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Tokyo Fianc?e (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Belgium, France, Canada, Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A Japanophile young Belgian woman in Tokyo falls into a whirlwind romance with a Francophile Japanese student, in this charming and tender tale of young love and cultural discovery.
Style: serious, touching, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, romance, twentysomething life, social differences, society, culture clash, fall in love, party, telephone, trust, student, kiss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, mount fuji
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Make a Bow and Kiss (2017)
Genre: Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on the comic book by Yakko Kaga
Plot: skirt, schoolgirl uniform, japanese flag, text message, inspiration, archery, attraction, silhouette, injury, studying, high school, classroom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Regarding Henry (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Henry is a lawyer who survives a shooting only to find he cannot remember anything. If that weren't enough, Henry also has to recover his speech and mobility, in a life he no longer fits into. Fortunately, Henry has a loving wife and daughter ...
Style: touching, uplifting, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: memory loss, lawyer, rehabilitation, amnesia, maid, disability, redemption, starting over, parents and children, childhood memory, family relations, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
My Favorite Season (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Old woman Berthe leaves her house to live in her daugter Emilie's one. Emilie and her brother Antoine have fallen out three years ago and have not seen each other since, but Emilie invites him for Christmas. Memories will come up, and will be ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, touching, talky ...
Plot: christmas, memory, introspection, hopes, life is a bitch, family relations, family gatherings, parents and children, siblings relations, estrangement, family life, reunion ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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The River (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Finland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Episodic study of feelings where six stories intertwine over one Saturday in a small town. Two boys save a young woman, Anni, and her baby from suicide by drowning. Esa, a down-on-his-luck musician in need of a loan, arrives to his father's ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: small town, hospital, factory, crumbling marriage, couple relations, unfulfilled love, dealing with death, family relations, hopes, parents and children, golden years, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan, Japan
Duration: 173 min.
Story: Each member of a family in Taipei asks hard questions about life's meaning as they live through everyday quandaries.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: midlife crisis, coma, first love, wedding, dysfunctional family, family, family life, couples, family problems, family values, designer, running ...
Time: 90s
Place: taipei, japan, asia, taiwan, mcdonald's restaurant ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.5
 3K
Burning Man (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An English chef with a chic restaurant on Bondi Beach trying to put his life and his relationship with his son back on track while surrounded by women.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sexy, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: chef, restaurant, marriage, friend, cancer, grief, pain, cooking and food, family relations, romance, love and romance, coping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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When I'm 64 (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: One-off drama about the friendship that grows between two men from very different backgrounds, whose paths cross for the first time as they approach retirement age.
Plot: taxi driver, gay, retirement, lgbt, mirror, pub, babysitting, dinner, widower, birthday party, falling in love, brawl ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Wonderful World (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ben Singer (Matthew Broderick) is a failed childrens folk singer, a career proofreader, a less-than-extraordinary weekend dad, and perhaps the most negative man alive. Floundering in all aspects of his life, Ben's only comfort comes from ...
Style: touching, sentimental, cynical, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A New York couple's relationship is tested after the loss of their child. This film is the wide-released combination of the original two :him and :her volumes that premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, connecticut, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Three expectant mothers think back over their sex lives.
Plot: unwed pregnancy, flowers, undressing, wedding cake, cross dressing, artist, underwear, death of father, hiding under a table, singing, outdoor sex, garter ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A sixty-something mother and her two adult sons cope and move onward following the death of their larger-than-life father/husband.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Satsuki (Tsugumi) and Takuya (Kenji Mizuhashi) are high school students who meet at kendo practice, where they bash one another with wooden swords. They begin an awkward romance, but Takuya soon reveals a masochistic side to his desires. He has been ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.4
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Blue Valentine (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
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Style: emotional, realistic, stylized, talky, psychological ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.7
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
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Style: semi serious, realistic, touching
Plot: love affair, gangsters, fall in love, cliche, love and romance, family relations, crimes, romance, prison, singing, death, gangster ...
Time: contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 111 min.
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Plot: time travel, youth, ponytail, scarf, train, short skirt, based on a novel, japanese girl, girl wearing a miniskirt, mini skirt, japanese woman, love at first sight ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.7
 2K
His Brother (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Thomas has been estranged from his brother Luc for several years, due in part to his difficulties in dealing with Luc's homosexuality. But when Thomas is diagnosed with a rare blood disease, which is difficult to treat and impossible to cure, ...
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, realistic, gloomy
Plot: terminal illness, gender, couple relations, parents and children, gays and lesbians, siblings relations, love and romance, family relations, life is a bitch, family in crisis, thirtysomething life, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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