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, mini skirt, short skirt, girl wearing a miniskirt, christmas, sea, chef, car, medical, fishing, winter, girlfriend, swing, actor, happiness, restaurant, house, beach, chauffeur, surgery, fiancee, coma, singer, father ...
Place: asia

Most similar movies to The 8-Year Engagement

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and emotional films with plots about kiss, hospital, photograph, cell phone, crying, school and mother daughter relationship mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like The 8-Year Engagement: The Land of Rain Trees (2015), Radiance (2017), Drowning Love (2016), Love and Lies (2017), Life Back Then (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: living with parents, criticism, japanese schoolgirl, hospitalization, name tag, white coat, short skirt, suit and tie, bedroom, balloon, brother brother relationship, rain ...
Place: tokyo, mount fuji
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95%
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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: long hair, pigtails, short skirt, girl wearing a miniskirt, mini skirt, tea, interview, school, photographer, beer, camera, microphone ...
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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: japanese schoolgirl, fashion model, flame, staircase, new school, french kiss, magazine cover, kimono, omen, volvo, straw hat, advice ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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 125
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, japanese schoolgirl, family photograph, dinner, calendar, fat girl, walking, chapel, mini skirt, grave, steak, school uniform ...
Time: near future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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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, corpse, gloves, schoolgirl uniform, ponytail, suicidal thoughts, japanese man, photo album, skirt, schoolgirl, tricycle ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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: eye candy, mini skirt, japanese schoolgirl, mini dress, short skirt, leg, legs, woman wearing a miniskirt, older man younger woman relationship, long hair, japanese girl, schoolgirl ...
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58%
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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: laboratory, blackboard, nurse, school, university, singing, umbrella, balcony, crying, telephone call, train conductor, cell phone ...
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, skirt, short skirt, mini skirt, legs, girl wearing a miniskirt, brother sister relationship, teenage girl, leg, japanese woman, head scarf, drum ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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, serious, sincere, realistic, uplifting ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: amnesia, rehabilitation, memory loss, maid, redemption, disability, starting over, childhood memory, firearm, hopes, family relations, self discovery ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: short skirt, mini skirt, love, envy, karaoke, gossip, high school, school uniform, daughter, mother, model, agony ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Flying Colours (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A high school girl, Sayaka Kudō was the bottom of the class. After a year, she improved her deviation value from 30 to 70, then passed Keio University that is considered one of the most difficult to enter in Japan.
Style: sexy
Plot: high school, school, youth, girl wearing a miniskirt, eye candy, leg, legs, mini skirt, short shorts, short skirt, teenage girl, skirt ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: friend, lie, wedding, marriage, cigarette lighter, food, eating, boy, tea, storytelling, restaurant, picnic ...
Place: thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Make a Bow and Kiss (2017)
Genre: Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on the comic book by Yakko Kaga
Plot: short skirt, leg, teacher, rooftop, dating, kiss, anger, student, school, scarf, cafe, girl ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: fall in love, romance, love and romance, social differences, culture clash, twentysomething life, society, short hair, french canadian, girl wearing a miniskirt, breasts, topless woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, mount fuji
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: touching, serious, psychological, realistic, talky ...
Plot: christmas, memory, introspection, family gatherings, reunion, family life, hopes, family relations, life is a bitch, parents and children, siblings relations, estrangement ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: serious, sentimental, realistic
Plot: factory, hospital, small town, crumbling marriage, dealing with death, human nature, introspection, couple relations, parents and children, unfulfilled love, dysfunctional family, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Yi Yi: A One and a Two... (2000)
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: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, sincere ...
Plot: midlife crisis, wedding, coma, first love, family, dysfunctional family, human nature, introspection, love triangle, bullying, daughter, middle class ...
Time: 90s
Place: taipei, asia, taiwan, japan, mcdonald's restaurant ...
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37%
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Burning Man (2011)
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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: restaurant, grief, pain, cancer, friend, marriage, chef, parents and children, family relations, romance, cooking and food, love and romance ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: retirement, taxi driver, gay, lgbt, friendship, restaurant, boy, tea, kiss, party, school, father son relationship ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: clever, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: chess, lawsuit, drugs/alcohol, buddies, urban, unlikely couple, romance, opposites attract, interracial relations, parents and children, siblings relations, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Loving Couples (1964)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Three expectant mothers think back over their sex lives.
Plot: pipe smoking, thief, homosexual, forest, gunshot, theft, parade, childbirth, dinner, aunt niece relationship, crucifix, belief in god ...
Time: 1910s, year 1915
Place: stockholm sweden, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Moonlight Whispers (1999)
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 ...
Style: serious, psychological, dark humor, erotic, sexual ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: gloomy, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: obsession, crumbling marriage, postmodernism, romance, couple relations, unfulfillment, couples, love affair, parents and children, breakup, life turned upside down, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Love After Love (2017)
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.
Plot: mother son relationship, watching television, patriarch, marriage engagement, waking up, reading a letter, doorman, middle aged woman, fiance fiancee relationship, shoes, crematorium, intercom ...
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Blue Valentine (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Dean and Cindy live a quiet life in a modest neighborhood. They appear to have the world at their feet at the outset of the relationship. However, his lack of ambition and her retreat into self-absorption cause potentially irreversible cracks in ...
Style: realistic, emotional, talky, serious, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: marriage, nurse, crumbling marriage, couple relations, depression, dysfunctional family, lust, strong sexual content, classroom, bridge, dancing, truck ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, new york, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.7
 5K
Failan (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After losing both her parents, Failan emmigrates to Korea to seek her only remaining relatives. Once she reaches Korea, she finds out that her relatives have moved to Canada well over a year ago. Desperate to stay and make a living in Korea, Failan ...
Style: semi serious, touching, realistic
Plot: love and romance, gangsters, romance, love affair, fall in love, crimes, family relations, cliche, cremation, soccer, immigration, video store ...
Time: contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Tomorrow I Will Date with Yesterday's You (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Takatoshi Minamiyama (Sota Fukushi) majors in art at an university in Kyoto. On the train to the school, he sees Emi Fukuju (Nana Komatsu) and falls in love with her at first sight. Gathering up all his courage, he speaks to her. They begin to date ...
Plot: time travel, youth, scarf, train, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, japanese girl, short skirt, girl wearing a miniskirt, based on a novel, japanese woman, university student, love at first sight ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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, realistic, sincere, gloomy, emotional
Plot: terminal illness, human nature, parents and children, sibling relationship, disease, estranged father, reconciliation, homosexuality, estranged family member, siblings relations, family in crisis, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Sundome New (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Hideo's a nerd and a virgin, and he's probably going to stay that way. But when a hot new girl joins his class, he falls for her hard.
Plot: short skirt, schoolgirl uniform, skirt, schoolgirl, nerd, legs, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, leg, brunette, girl, school, mini skirt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
A Five Star Life (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Single and middle-aged, beautiful Irene (Margarita Buy) is wholly devoted to her job as an inspector of luxury hotels. Constantly on the road, she indulges in expensive pleasures at impeccable resorts, but always incognito and alone, soon escaping ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: singleness, unfulfillment, introspection, siblings relations, midlife crisis, workplace situations, workplace, solitary, solitude, freedom, loneliness, ex husband ex wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: morocco, italy, berlin germany, paris france, alps ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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