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Moon and Thunder (2017)
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Moon and Thunder (2017)
Original name: 月と雷
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When Yasuko (Eriko Hatsune) was a child, her mother left their home. She grew up not knowing what an ordinary family is. Satoshi's (Kengo Kora) mother was the girlfriend of Yasuko's late father. One day, Satoshi appears in front of Yasuko. Since that moment, Yasuko's monotonous life begins to change.
Style: psychological, touching, serious, melancholic
Plot: absent mother, orphan, forbidden love, romance, unrequited love, love and romance, romantic relationship, love affair, love story, love interest, japanese woman, abandoned, man and woman in bed, based on a novel, long haired woman

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and psychological films with plots about love and romance, love affair, romance, couples, forbidden love, fall in love and family relations mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Moon and Thunder: God's Sandbox (2002), The Magic of Ordinary Days (2005), Six Weeks (1982), Side Job (2017), A Room with a View (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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God's Sandbox (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A successful author, Liz, searches for her daughter, Rachel, in the Sinai Desert. There she meets a Bedouin storyteller who relays the unusual love story of a Western tourist and the son of a Bedouin Sheik named Najim. Their relationship is torn ...
Style: emotional, touching, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, love affair, haunted by the past, culture clash, on the run, unlikely couple, danger, obsessive quest, single parent, fall in love, missing child, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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95%
The Magic of Ordinary Days (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Pregnant out of wedlock, an educated young woman is pressured by her father into an arranged marriage with a lonely farmer in this drama set during WWII.
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, serious, emotional ...
Plot: marriage of convenience, love and romance, romance, hopes, world war two, soldier, society, destiny, family relations, love affair, arranged marriage, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: usa, colorado
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81%
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Six Weeks (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A wealthy cosmetic tycoon and her 12-year-old daughter who's dying from leukemia, strike up a sentimental friendship with a California politician. Since the girl has only six weeks or less to live, the trio fly to New York City where the ...
Style: touching, gloomy, emotional, captivating, serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, hopes, unfulfillment, romance, family relations, campaign, couples, infidelity, love affair, forbidden love, youth, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, california
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75%
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Side Job (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the novel "Kanojo no Jinsei wa Machigai ja Nai" (literal translation: Her life is not at fault) by Director Hiroki, it is a powerful story of survivors, who are all trying to find their own silver linings in life.
Style: psychological, captivating
Plot: orphan, prostitute, social problems, society, life is a bitch, loss of mother, loss of family, family tragedy, money problems, tragic event, social relations, prostitution ...
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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A Room with a View (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Lucy Honeychurch (Elaine Cassidy, Ghost Squad) and her nervous chaperone embark on a grand tour of Italy. Alongside sweeping landscapes, Lucy encounters a suspect group of characters — socialist Mr. Emerson and his working-class son George, in ...
Style: captivating, touching, realistic, serious, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, opposites attract, self discovery, fall in love, couple relations, lovers apart, couples, romance, love and romance, wooing, manners, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 90s
Place: florence, europe
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American Wake (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Story: A musician and a fireman work against certain expectations in order to pursue their respective dreams.
Style: touching, psychological, realistic, serious
Plot: moral dilemma, love affair, self discovery, forbidden love, hopes, family relations, human nature, musician's life, romance, love and romance, parents and children, immigrants ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Love My Life (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ichiko and Eri are two beautiful Japanese university students who are in a lesbian relationship. Ichiko comes out to her father who tells her he is also gay and her mother was a lesbian. Her best friend is gay too, though he has a female who is ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian lover, lesbian relationship, lesbian love, lgbt, lesbian romance, love affair, fall in love, love and romance, romance, gender, gays and lesbians, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Beautiful Person (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In the wake of her mother's tragic death, French teenager Junie (Léa Seydoux) transfers to a different high school. Though Junie lives mostly inside her own head, her beauty and stoicism win her the attention of the entire male student ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, sexual, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: teachers and students, romance, lifestyle, fall in love, love triangle, forbidden love, high school, coming of age, love affair, teenage life, tragic love, schoolgirl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Between Two Women (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Set in Northern England, this powerful tale of suppressed sexuality offers poignant and sharply observant social commentary, interlaced with a tender romance. Vetern actress Barbara Marten tugs at the heart as Ellen Hardy, a working-class mother ...
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, emotional, sexual ...
Plot: forbidden love, lesbian, love affair, romance, fall in love, feminism, friendship, family relations, couples, society, female friendship, working class ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: europe, england, britain, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Man Who Laughs (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Czech Republic
Duration: 95 min.
Story: During a winter storm, Ursus offers shelter to two orphans, Gwynplaine and Déa; some years later, they are still living together. Gwynplaine has become a famous star, but his success threatens his relationships with Déa and Ursus.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: blind girl, orphan, freak, disfigured face, ambition, social differences, haunted by the past, rising to stardom, love and romance, social misfits, society, noble ...
Time: 17th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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170 Hz (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Nick and Evy are in love. Knowing that Nick is deaf, Evy’s parents do not consent to their relationship. They run away and move into an abandoned submarine, hidden from judgmental eyes. Their runaway love brings them new opportunities and new ...
Style: serious, touching, atmospheric, stylized, realistic
Plot: mute or deaf, love and romance, youth, love affair, forbidden love, rebelliousness, coming of age, young lovers, bittersweet, rebellion, misfit, sign language ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Summer Heat (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The young wife of a tobacco farmer falls in love with their handsome hired hand.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: murderous pair, love and romance, deadly, dishonesty, looking for love, love affair, infidelity, destructive relationship, dull life, farm, couples, crimes ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.5
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Exchange (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An erotic, psychological drama-thriller set on the gritty streets of Raon, Quiapo, Manila - a third world commercial avenue where everything from dildos, car parts and home accessories is available for a price. It is against this backdrop that the ...
Style: captivating
Plot: couples, romantic obsession, seductive woman, couple relations, love affair, attempted seduction, seduction, love and romance, love interest, seductress, male female relationship, relationships ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Hwang Jin Yi (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: The story of Hwang Jin Yi, the famous 16th century Gisaeng. This story is about the life of Joseon-era dancer, musician and poet, Hwang Jin Yi, who seeks perfection in her art relentlessly and the hardship facing women due to their lowly social ...
Style: psychological, captivating
Plot: joseon dynasty, romance, dancer, rivalry, unrequited love, unfulfilled love, dancer's life, couple relations, male female relationship, love affair, relationship problems, relationships ...
Time: 16th century
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Metamorphosis (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A story about a friendship between talented famous musician and eleven years old girl.
Style: disturbing, sincere, psychological, captivating
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46%
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Boys Love (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
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Audience: date night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Absent Season (2004)
Genre: Drama
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Style: psychological, atmospheric, contemplative, sentimental, captivating ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Daniel's Daughter (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic, psychological
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 1K
Euphoria (2018)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 3.7
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Ambrosia (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 79 min.
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Time: 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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Style: captivating, psychological, disturbing
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41%
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Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
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Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Style: romantic, sentimental, psychological, melancholic, captivating
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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39%
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Churasan (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
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Plot: romance, love, love and romance, death of brother, unfulfilled love, romantic relationship, male female relationship, doctors, love affair, couples, family tragedy, loss of brother ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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39%
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Style: sincere, captivating
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Place: thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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38%