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Same Same But Different (2009)
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Same Same But Different (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Benjamin Prufer and Sreykeo Solvan. The unexpected and uncertain love story of Sreykeo, a 21 year old bar girl in Phnom Penh and Ben, a young German student traveling to Cambodia on a post graduation summer trip. When Ben returns home to Germany he discovers that Sreyko is sick and he takes on the responsibility to save her. On the way he discovers a world where not everyone is dealt the same cards and where motivations are not always pure.
Style: sentimental, touching, atmospheric, realistic, sincere, offbeat, gloomy, serious, captivating
Plot: love affair, unlikely couple, youth, romance, life is a bitch, interracial relations, love and romance, fall in love, hopes, social differences, society, couples, terminal illness, culture clash, young lovers, urban, unfulfillment, twentysomething life, bittersweet, prostitute, hiv positive
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cambodia, germany, europe, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about love and romance, couples, society, fall in love, romance, bittersweet and unfulfillment mostly in Drama, Romance and Music genres. Some movies like Same Same But Different: Lost in Time (2003), Personal Belongings (2006), Raja (2003), Cet amour-l? (2001), The Dust of Time (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Lost in Time (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Sui Wai lost her fiance Ah Man in a car accident. With the obligations of life sitting heavy on her shoulders, she lives on only to find herself confiding in her beloved through a phone call. Dai Fai. a mini-bus driver who witnessed Ah Man's ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: starting over, love affair, fall in love, romance, coping, couples, hopes, workplace, love and romance, bittersweet, workplace romance, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
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Personal Belongings (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Cuba
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Young Doctor Ana lives alone because she couldn't bear to leave Cuba when her family sailed away on a raft to the US. Ernesto lives in his car with his belongings in a small case, traveling from embassy to embassy trying to fulfill his dream of ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere, touching
Plot: love affair, impossible love, hopes, immigrants, couples, fall in love, couple relations, introspection, society, love and romance, romance, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cuba, latin america
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Raja (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Morocco
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Raja is a nineteen year old orphan literally and figuratively scarred by life. Fred is an emotionally bankrupt westerner living amid his plush gardens and palm trees. Set against the backdrop of contemporary Marrakech, Raja is a cross-cultural drama ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sincere
Plot: opposites attract, unlikely couple, fall in love, social differences, couples, youth, orphan, romance, society, love and romance, unfulfilled love, rich and poor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, morocco
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62%
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Cet amour-l? (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Cet Amour-là is an intimate portrait of a legendary love affair. Set against the beauty of the Breton seaside, it is also a film that revels in the insights that Marguerite Duras' writing affords.
Style: emotional, psychological, sincere, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: fall in love, couple relations, wartime life, destiny, soldier, lifestyle, love and romance, hopes, couples, family relations, haunted by the past, love affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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The Dust of Time (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, Italy, Germany, Russia, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A, an American film director of Greek ancestry, is making a film that tells his story and the story of his parents. It is a tale that unfolds in Italy, Germany, Russia, Kazakhstan, Canada and the USA. The main character is Eleni, who is claimed and ...
Style: atmospheric, sincere, sentimental, serious, touching ...
Plot: love affair, parents and children, love triangle, state affairs, politics, love and romance, political unrest, couple relations, society, hopes, starting over, lovers reunited ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 80s, 70s, 21st century ...
Place: new york, usa, italy, asia, europe ...
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Scratch (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A story of young love and early life choices.
Style: sentimental, touching, captivating, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: youth, moral dilemma, starting over, love affair, teenage life, fall in love, couples, society, love and romance, romance, love triangle, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, copenhagen, europe, copenhagen denmark, scandinavia
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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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53%
Five Senses of Eros (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In this anthology film centered around the theme of "Eros," five seperate stories are presented by five top Korean directors. The main characters from each segment are connected with each other in one way or another.
Style: serious, touching, stylized, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: looking for love, youth, couple relations, fall in love, lifestyle, forbidden love, love affair, teenage love, lovers reunited, young lovers, romance, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
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52%
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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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Labour of Love (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Set in the crumbling environs of Calcutta, Labour of Love is a lyrical unfolding of two ordinary lives suspended in the duress of a spiralling recession.
Style: realistic, silent film, sincere, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: love and romance, romance, introspection, society, couples, couple relations, working class, unfulfillment, bittersweet, unfulfilled love, solitude, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
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51%
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The Off Hours (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: You're awake when everyone else is asleep. You're standing still as traffic is whipping by at 70mph. You see dusk and dawn everyday because they happen on your way to a time clock and then to a bed. Your off hours are spent trying to ...
Style: sincere, atmospheric, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: diner, small town, hopes, unfulfillment, love and romance, society, working class, love affair, fall in love, dull life, bittersweet, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Boutique (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A clothing store worker (Jahan) meets a poor girl named Eti. Jahan tries to help the girl and solve her problems, but…
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: lifestyle, friendship, bittersweet, love and romance, downfall, couples, designer, life is a bitch, store, youth, friends, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran
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50%
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Strangers (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Six days in the lives of an Israeli living in a kibbutz and a Palestinian living in Paris, which starts with an accidental meeting in the Berlin Subway during the World cup finals, will change them completely.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: unlikely couple, impossible love, fall in love, wartime life, friendship, couples, life is a bitch, romance, hopes, love and romance, unfulfilled love, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france, germany, berlin germany
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50%
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Lulu (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Two young urchins turn the streets of Buenos Aires into their own magical playground, in this vibrant portrait of young love.
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, touching, humorous ...
Plot: teenage love, youth, love and romance, romance, crimes, juvenile delinquency, society, city life, urban, young lovers
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina
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49%
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Insecure (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Chérif, struggling to pass the entrance exam for nursing school, takes on a side job as a security guard. On duty there, he faces off with a group of hostile teenagers who constantly harass him, and gradually ends up an accomplice to a robbery gone ...
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, sentimental, tense ...
Plot: fall in love, working class, society, couples, life is a bitch, immigrants, misfit, security guard, pursuit, gang, chase, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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Pope Dreams (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the vein of Good Will Hunting and Garden State, POPE DREAMS is a coming of age tale about a young man at a crossroads in life. Filled with heart, music, life, and loss. And a set of drums. Oh, and the Pope. POPE DREAMS is about a directionless ...
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, sentimental, serious
Plot: terminal illness, hopes, follow your dream, parents and children, family relations, coming of age, young lovers, unfulfillment, teenage life, human nature, mother son relationship, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Brooklyn Babylon (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A charismatic rapper falls in love with a young Jewish girl despite the confines of her religious background.
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: interracial relations, friendship, culture clash, tragic love, social decay, social differences, unlikely couple, opposites attract, musician's life, racism, love affair, fall in love ...
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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July Rhapsody (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Lam Yiu Kwok, a Hong Kong secondary school teacher is facing a mid-life crisis. While he has only his pride and Chinese poetry to fall back on, his peers are successful businessmen and professionals who flaunt their extravagant lifestyles at reunion ...
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, moral dilemma, love affair, couples, infidelity, family problems, teachers and students, tragic love, dishonesty, youth, fall in love, midlife crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Those Who Remain (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bertrand (Vincent Lindon) dutifully visits his terminally ill wife every day, braving the long train and bus ride to and from the hospital. Lorraine (Emmanuelle Devos) not so willingly visits her boyfriend who was diagnosed with colon cancer. They ...
Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: hospital, terminal illness, unfulfillment, self discovery, love, couples, friendship, fall in love, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, supportive spouse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Cafe Setareh (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Iran
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Filmmaker Saman Moghadam details the struggles of three women living in an antiquated district of Tehran in this emotionally resonant drama. Fabria's husband has been morally corrupted, and now it's up to her to take charge of the small ...
Style: psychological, sentimental, touching, sincere, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fall in love, hopes, human nature, family problems, couple relations, romance, unfulfilled love, couples, love and romance, society, life is a bitch, cafe ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran
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47%
The God of Wood (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Yao (Madi Diocou) and Moroccan Rachid (Soufiane Ouaarab) arrive illegally in Valencia, Spain, and separate. Yao sells pirated DVDs in the street and wanders disconsolately around the barrio until he glimpses divorcee Maria Luisa (Marisa Paredes) ...
Style: realistic, emotional, sentimental, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: immigrants, culture clash, love and romance, gender, fall in love, parents and children, family relations, lifestyle, society, sexuality, misfit, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
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47%
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Wild Iris (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A woman and her teenage son move back in with her mother to work together in the family bridal business.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, talky
Audience: girls' night
Plot: couples, unlikely couple, hopes, romance, dysfunctional family, parents and children, teenage life, crumbling marriage, single parent, lifestyle, love and romance, youth ...
Time: contemporary
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46%
Little Jerusalem (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An orthodox Jewish teen living with her family in France attempts to balance her religious upbringing with her increasingly complex view of the outside world.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: opposites attract, culture clash, self discovery, infidelity, social differences, couples, family problems, lifestyle, love and romance, society, crumbling marriage, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, paris france, israel, europe, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Amnesty (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Albania, Greece, France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Amnesty is a 2011 Albanian movie directed by Buyar Alimani. It’s a story about two people who meet up in jail when they come for monthly visits of their spouses. They fall in love after becoming witnesses to a wedding in jail but relationship has ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: prison, infidelity, forbidden love, love affair, couples, pardon, fall in love, couple relations, love and romance, dishonesty, life is a bitch, legislation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: albania, europe
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46%
The Journey to Kafiristan (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In 1939, the author Annemarie Schwarzenbach and the ethnologist Ella Maillart travel together by car to Kabul, but each is in pursuit of her own project. Annemarie Schwarzenbach, who was among Erika and Klaus Mann's circle of friends in the ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, captivating, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: self discovery, on the road, obsessive quest, on the run, society, drug abuse, love affair, friendship, social differences, redemption, couples, politics ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: afghanistan, switzerland
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46%
 6.2
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Faith (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The fates of three German-born Muslims in Berlin collide as they struggle to find their place between faith and modern life in contemporary western society, caught at a crossroads where alluring liberated lifestyles conflict with deeply-rooted ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: haunted by the past, introspection, self discovery, against the rules, family relations, rebellion, love and romance, youth, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, forbidden love, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
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46%
Under the Hawthorn Tree (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The daughter of a right-winger, schoolgirl Jing Qiu (Zhou Dong-Yu) is sent to the countryside for reeducation, and tasked to help write a textbook. There she meets Lao San (Shawn Dou), a young soldier with a bright future ahead. Despite the class ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: tragic love, social differences, forbidden love, society, unfulfilled love, love and romance, romance, fall in love, youth, revolution, young lovers, village ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: china, asia
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45%
 6.0
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Trishna (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Sweden, India
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When her father is killed in a road accident, Trishna's family expect her to provide for them. The rich son of an entrepreneur starts to restlessly pursue her affections, but are his intentions as pure as they seem?
Style: sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious, ambiguous ending
Audience: girls' night
Plot: tragic love, rich and poor, injustice, culture clash, couple relations, fall in love, unfulfillment, romance, love and romance, power relations, couples, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
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45%
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Lebanon, Pa. (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Will, a charming 35-year-old Philadelphia ad man, heads to Lebanon, Pa. to bury his recently deceased father. He forms an unexpected friendship with CJ, his bright, newly pregnant 17-year-old cousin. As Will becomes interested in CJ's married ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, psychological, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: culture clash, americana, family relations, society, love and romance, pregnancy, youth, hopes, coming of age, bittersweet, road not taken, wooing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa, philadelphia
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45%
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Macondo (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A drama centered on an 11-year-old Chechnyan refugee living in Vienna whose life is thrown into disarray when a friend of his deceased father materializes.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: youth, interracial relations, life is a bitch, immigrants, society, misfit, urban ghetto life, urban ghetto, coming of age, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: austria
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45%