Movies like Radiance

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Radiance (2017)
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Radiance (2017)
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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.
Style: sincere, sentimental, thought provoking, captivating, disturbing
Plot: loss of eyesight, school, photographer, memories, mother daughter relationship, camera, criticism, blind man, injury, fall in love, couples, female director, thief, car, forest, swing, children, train, running, missing person, theft, mother, taxi, schoolgirl, boat ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, touching, sentimental and sincere films with plots about love and romance, couples, romance, fall in love, cell phone, mini skirt and brunette mostly in Drama, Romance and Sport genres. Some movies like Radiance: From Me To You (2010), The Sea Is Watching (2002), Sweet Bean (2015), After the Rain (2018), Say 'I Love You' (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, psychological, captivating
Plot: teenage girl, father daughter relationship, school, love, romance, fall in love, social misfits, couples, high school life, friendship, school life, curse ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan, east asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Sea Is Watching (2002)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Based on Akira Kurosawa's final unproduced script, this Edo-period drama takes place almost entirely inside an ocean-village brothel. O-Shin is a young brothel worker who one night helps a young samurai escape from his pursuers. Against the ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, samurai, prostitute, looking for love, couple relations, hopes, couples, village, fall in love, unfulfilled love, village life, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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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, culinary
Plot: meaning of life, cooking, chef, restaurant, food, employer employee relationship, life philosophy, tradition, old woman, disability, existentialism, small business ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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, romanticism, disturbing, touching, sincere ...
Audience: teen drama, teens, chick flick
Plot: japanese girl, teenage girl, japanese schoolgirl, love, unrequited love, employee, rivalry, co worker co worker relationship, older man younger woman relationship, nubile, teenager, boss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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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: sincere, light, touching, captivating, sexy
Plot: love, teenager, school, jealousy, classmate, family relations, friendship, couples, society, rivalry, gossip, woman wearing a miniskirt ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 5.7
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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: sincere, sentimental, psychological, disturbing, uplifting ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love, love and romance, fall in love, love affair, couple relations, obsession, friendship, male female relationship, couples, reunion, promise, adaptation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Still the Water (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Japan, Spain
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Taking place during the full-moon night of traditional dances in August and set on the Japanese island of Amami-Oshima, the drama centers on a 14-year-old boy who finds a dead body floating in the sea. The young man enlists the help of his ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, touching, light, sincere ...
Plot: teenage love, nature, island, teenage life, youth, investigation, mystery, crimes, love, young love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, swimming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.8
 217
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 ...
Style: sentimental, touching, captivating, sweet
Plot: school, love, love triangle, parents, teenager, father son relationship, fertility, pretty girl, nubile, wedding, mother daughter relationship, niece ...
Time: near future
Place: japan, kyoto japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Three Times (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Taiwan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: There are three stories of women and men: in "A Time for Love" set in 1966, a soldier searches for a young woman he met one afternoon playing pool; "A Time for Freedom," set in a bordello in 1911, revolves around a singer's ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, sentimental, thought provoking, anthology ...
Plot: longing, brothel, love affair, social differences, tragic love, fall in love, couples, romance, wartime life, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love triangle, soldier ...
Time: 60s, 1910s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1966 ...
Place: taipei, taiwan, shanghai, shanghai china, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Diving to save a camera from a fall down a flight of stairs, high school junior Naomi Sukuse wakes with no memory of the last four years. Naomi must remember who she was and figure out who she wants to be in this story of love and second chances.
Style: emotional, sentimental, contemplative, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: high school, memory loss, romance, teenage love, love triangle, fall in love, self discovery, social relations, youth, amnesia, high school hunk, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, usa, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Make a Bow and Kiss (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on the comic book by Yakko Kaga
Style: romantic, captivating, whimsical, romanticism, light ...
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teenage girl, crush, japanese teenager, love, high school, father, team, japanese schoolgirl, japanese woman, friend, retirement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan, east asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The 8-Year Engagement (2017)
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 ...
Style: touching, serious, sincere, romantic, humorous
Plot: memory loss, woman in a wheelchair, sickness, amnesia, rehabilitation, recovery, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, illness, husband wife relationship, engaged couple, brain damage, coma ...
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Kabukich? Love Hotel (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 135 min.
Story: This erotically charged drama from Japanese director Ryuichi Hiroki (Vibrator) traces the intersecting stories of a group of employees and visitors at a notorious "love hotel" in Tokyo's red-light district.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, sexual, sexy ...
Plot: prostitution, love and romance, couple relations, workplace situations, couples, strong sexual content, workplace, sexual relations, wench, hotel, workplace romance, undocumented immigrant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Let Me Eat Your Pancreas (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: I (Takumi Kitamura) am a high school student. I happen to find a diary by my classmate Sakura Yamauchi (Minami Hamabe) that reveals she is suffering from a pancreatic disease. I spent time with Sakura, but she dies. 12 years later, due to ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, sincere, light
Plot: high school, classmate, terminal illness, best friend, teenage girl, superstition, disease, library, love and romance, family relations, friendship, couples ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, ...
Style: captivating, romantic, sweet, feel good, light ...
Plot: goth, alarm, older woman younger man, actress, crew, pregnant girlfriend, director, death valley, actor, blindness, parent, blind woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Cairo Time (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, Ireland, Egypt
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In Cairo on her own as she waits for her husband, Juliette finds herself caught in a whirlwind romance with his friend Tareq, a retired cop. As Tareq escorts Juliette around the city, they find themselves in the middle of a brief affair that catches ...
Style: touching, captivating, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, tourist, dishonesty, love affair, fall in love, couples, love and romance, love, marriage, tour guide, husband wife relationship, wedding ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1920s
Place: egypt, middle east, cairo egypt, africa, alexandria egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
In the Realm of the Senses (1976)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Based on a true story set in pre-war Japan, a man and one of his servants begin a torrid affair. Their desire becomes a sexual obsession so strong that to intensify their ardor, they forsake all, even life itself.
Style: sexual, pre war, erotic, sexy, controversial ...
Plot: explicit sex, sexual relations, geisha, obsession, tragic love, passion, lust, dangerous attraction, unsimulated sex, sexual perversion, male nudity, bdsm ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1936, pre world war two
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.2
 754
Emma (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Teo has a good job, a fiancee, a lover, no intention to assume any responsibility in his life. The meeting with Emma, a blind woman, will upset his convictions.
Style: captivating, sincere, psychological, disturbing
Plot: fall in love, blind woman, lifestyle change, blindness and impaired vision, love affair, couple relations, blind man, changing lives, blindness, male female relationship, couples, love interest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Vision (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Centres on Jeanne, a journalist tracking a mysterious rare herb that appears only once every 997 years.
Plot: timber, newborn baby, mountain, baby, journey, japanese man, pregnant woman, pregnant, old woman, tree, travel, falling tree ...
Place: japan
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43%
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Together (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Comprised by two love stories: The first story features Donnie Yen as a traffic cop, “Mr. Cool” who never smiles due to a rare disease. He meets and falls in love with Michelle Chen, a patient with amnesia, and spends most of her time looking ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love affair, romance, fall in love, couples, friends, police officer, haunted by the past, dating, amnesiac, couple relations, love and romance, mobile phone ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.1
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The Seminarian (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Seminarian is a story about Ryan, a closeted gay student in his final semester of seminary studies. Despite his school's hostile stance towards homosexuality, Ryan has two gay classmates - Gerald and Anthony - in whom he secretly confides. ...
Style: semi serious, psychological, contemplative, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: love and romance, society, couples, religions or cults, fall in love, school, parents and children, gender, unfulfillment, thesis, self discovery, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Finding Christmas (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Single mother Ryan has just about given up on dating after her divorce, happily accepting her young son as the most important man in her life. That all changes when Ryan's brother Owen, also feeling unlucky in love after a bad breakup, swaps ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, captivating, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: christmas, love and romance, fall in love, couples, single parent, family relations, looking for love, romance, veterinarian, small town, kiss, repairman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, north carolina, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Tomorrow I Will Date with Yesterday's You (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, 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 ...
Style: captivating, touching, light, sentimental
Plot: time travel, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, promise, art student, couples, love at first sight, painting, college, school, diary, prediction, memory ...
Time: future
Place: japan, kyoto japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Love and Lies (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Vam i ne snilos... A movie about two high school kids who meet in class and fall madly in love with each other. Unfortunately, His father and her mother had a history of their own between them which creates uneasiness in both of them. Also because ...
Style: touching, captivating, sincere, sentimental, psychological
Plot: school, truth, destiny, parents and children, family relations, fall in love, injustice, lie, classmates, couples, classmate, wisdom ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.2
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Piece of Cake (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Shino Umemiya readily dates guys interested in her, because she believes that's better than being alone. She breaks up with her violent boyfriend after he discovered that she cheated on him. She moves to a new area to get a fresh new start on ...
Style: romantic, exciting, intense, romanticism, talky ...
Plot: unemployment, single woman, employer employee relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, drunkenness, nymphomania, jealousy, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, japanese man, director, rivalry, homosexual ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Honey (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Nao is normally shy at school. It is a surprise when Taiga propositions her for a date and eventual marriage. Nao means to say 'no,' but says 'yes' instead not knowing how to reject such a proposal. Taiga has always come across a ...
Style: emotional, captivating, light, sentimental
Plot: teenager, girl, high school, love, romance, school life, couples, youth, coming of age, high school life, proposal, humble ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
A Man and a Woman (1966)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A man and a woman meet by accident on a Sunday evening at their childrens' boarding school. Slowly, they reveal themselves to each other, finding that each is a widow.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: widow, widower, romance, love and romance, couples, train, looking for love, love affair, fall in love, couple relations, school, love ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
We Were Here: Part 1 (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: "We Were There" follows the 10 year romance between Motoharu Yano (Toma Ikuta) & Nanami Takahashi (Yuriko Yoshitaka). During their high school days, Motoharu Yano was the most popular boy in school, but can't get over the ...
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, sincere
Plot: teenage love, romance, cancer patient, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, separation, old friend, sadness, high school, cityscape, cancer, pigtails ...
Place: hokkaido, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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: female director, gym, backpack, hoodie, school uniform, skirt, teenage crush, sleeping, calligraphy, drums, bicycle, classroom ...
Place: east asia, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.5
 924
Virgin Snow (2007)
Genre: Romance
Country: Japan, South Korea
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Min is a Korean boy moves to Japan with his father who is a potter. One day at a local shrine, he meets Nanae, a beautiful Japanese girl with stunning eyes who is aspiring to be a painter. Min falls in love at first sight and finds out that Nanae ...
Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, psychological, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: japanese school, romance, fall in love, couples, unfulfillment, lovers apart, youth, teenager, disappearance, art, promise, drawing ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan, east asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%