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The Japanese Wife (2010)
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The Japanese Wife (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Snehmoy (Rahul Bose) and Miyage (Chigusa Takaku) are pen friends who exchange wedding vows through letters. Fifteen years pass but they never meet. Yet the bond of marriage is strong between them. This unusual relationship comes under a cloud when a young widow, Sandhya (Raima Sen), comes to stay with Snehmoy along with her eight-year-old son Poltu. Snehmoy and the little boy bond and the arithmetic teacher discovers the joy of palpable bonds and fatherhood. There develops an inexplicable thread of understanding with Sandhya too. But Snehmoy remained loyal to his unseen Japanese wife. When Miyage was ill from cancer, he took a long leave from his school and tried his best to find a cure for the illness. Meanwhile, malaria took a toll on him and he died. Coming of Miyage in a white sari to Sunderbans after his departure was really touching.
Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, captivating, touching, serious
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, looking for love, love triangle, couples, village, lovers apart, unfulfillment, pen pal, friendship, society, mathematics, love and romance, cure, unfulfilled love, unlikely couple, telephone call, female director, long distance relationship, widow, kite
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, india, 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 love and romance, romance, couples, fall in love, society, friendship and unfulfillment mostly in Drama, Romance and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Japanese Wife: The Sea Is Watching (2002), Raincoat (2004), Loving Leah (2009), Cuckoo (2014), White Nights (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, romance, village, fall in love, unfulfilled love, village life, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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Raincoat (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Tells the story of two lovers, separated by destiny, who meet again one day. This encounter allows each to realize the truth about the lives they are living.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, gloomy
Audience: date night
Plot: lovers reunited, love affair, unfulfilled love, haunted by the past, romance, childhood sweetheart, selflessness, business venture, bittersweet, unfulfillment, love and romance, cigarette smoking ...
Place: asia, india, kolkata
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Loving Leah (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A handsome Washington, D.C. doctor and a young New York woman fall in love at an unusual time...after they get married. Leah Lever is married to an Orthodox rabbi, Benjamin Lever, whose brother, Jake is a successful cardiologist and a non-practicing ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, captivating, touching
Audience: chick flick
Plot: marriage of convenience, romance, couples, society, death in the family, religions or cults, cardiologist, love and romance, family tradition, family relations, fall in love, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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Cuckoo (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Visually-challenged Tamizh and Suthanthirakodi fall in love with each other, but her self-centred brother wants to marry her off to his friend, which leads to the lovers' separation. Can their love help them find each other?
Style: emotional, realistic, captivating, psychological, sentimental ...
Plot: love and romance, friendship, disability, fall in love, blindness and impaired vision, love story, relationship vs career, couples, unfulfillment, journey, society, train ride ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
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White Nights (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 122 min.
Story: For a fee of Rs.200/- Ankush Ramdev acted as one among four witnesses to couples who come to register their marriages at the Registrar of Marriages in Dariyaganj, Delhi. One day he comes across a single woman from Nainital and offers his services, ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, captivating, serious
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: romance, true love, wedding, fall in love, couples, lovers apart, leaving home, generosity, longing, love triangle, rivalry, suffering ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new delhi, india
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Love (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan, China
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Eight people try to end their loneliness by searching for that one person to love, who can make their life complete.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: romance, fall in love, friends, love affair, wooing, couple relations, couples, looking for love, urban, love and romance, taiwanese, loneliness
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Waiting City (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An outwardly happy Australian couple journey to Calcutta to collect their adopted baby, but on arrival find that the arrangements have yet to be finalized. Soon, the intoxicating mystic power of the Indian city pulls them in separate and unexpected ...
Style: emotional, captivating, realistic, touching, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: adoption, couple relations, romance, society, hopes, family relations, city life, love, rivalry, love and romance, urban, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, kolkata
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, self discovery, fall in love, youth, social relations, amnesia, couples, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, japan, asia
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40%
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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
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40%
Nights and Weekends (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A man and woman must face the tension that builds between them during a long-distance relationship.
Style: realistic, emotional, sentimental, psychological, talky ...
Plot: romance, relationship vs career, lovers apart, couples, unfulfillment, lifestyle, long distance relationship, love, indoor, couple relations, twentysomething life, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois
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One Love (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A summer vacation in the 70s. Lalo and Bruno are teenagers doing nothing on days full of nothing. But on a hot and humid afternoon, and without asking for permission, Lisa arrives smashing more than the letargy of the town. Thirty years later Lisa ...
Style: contemplative, realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: love triangle, friendship, romance, reunion, friends, teenage love, unfulfilled love, haunted by the past, unfulfillment, jealousy, sex scene, bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 70s, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman discovers the truth about her former lover from the diary that his first wife wrote to their son, Nicholas.
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, emotional, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, terminal illness, tragic love, family relations, couples, love and romance, lifestyle, fall in love, looking for love, diary, baby born, baby ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Classic (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Shy Ji-hae's friend is having problems expressing her feelings to the boy she loves, so she asks Ji-hae to write e-mails to him in her name. As the boy falls in love with her letters, Ji-hae discovers the story of her mother's romance ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, non-linear
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: forbidden love, social differences, love triangle, society, youth, fall in love, young lovers, family relations, romance, love affair, parents and children, diary ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 21st century, 60s
Place: asia, korea, south korea
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36%
Messages from the Sea (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Egypt
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A man witnesses the drastic changes in society as he goes back to the Alexandria of his youth.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: society, fall in love, romance, prostitute, homecoming, unfulfillment, speech impediment, friendship, bittersweet, misfit, unlikely couple, disintegration ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
For the Love of Grace (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: With a great career, close friends, and an upwardly mobile fiancé, ‘How To’ book writer Grace (Chandra West) appears to have the perfect life. Meanwhile, local firefighter Steve (Mark Consuelos), having just been suspended for his reckless, yet ...
Style: emotional, psychological, sentimental, captivating, touching ...
Plot: infidelity, fire, romance, couples, daring rescue, dancing, ritual, dinner, love, estrangement, love triangle, loss of wife ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Sometimes (1976)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 177 min.
Story: A story spanning two generations, where two lovers are forced to marry against their will, but hold onto memories of their romance. Years later circumstances force them to confront their spouses, their children and each other.
Style: touching, sentimental, epic, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, young lovers, unfulfillment, romance, love and romance, love affair, parents and children, unfulfilled love, true love, destiny, fall in love, bollywood ...
Time: 20th century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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3 (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Ram and Janani are high school sweethearts who eventually get married. However, Janani is mystified when Ram commits suicide all of a sudden and she tries to find out the truth behind his death.
Style: tense, emotional, captivating, touching, psychological ...
Plot: tragic love, romance, true love, social differences, couples, society, friendship, mental illness, couple relations, mystery, misfit, love affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Umrao Jaan (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Bollywood film about the famous courtesan of the title. Aishwarya Rai stars in the lead role. The film is directed by J.P. Dutta and also stars Shabana Azmi, Sunil Shetty, Abhishek Bachchan, Divya Dutta, Himani Shivpuri and Kulbhushan Kharbanda.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, captivating, serious ...
Plot: courtesan, social differences, forbidden love, life is a bitch, society, prostitute, romance, impossible love, destiny, curses spells and rituals, bollywood, kidnapping ...
Time: 19th century
Place: india, asia
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35%
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Aisha (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Aisha is a girl with a simple diktat - everyone's business is her business. Arjun is a boy with even a simpler set of beliefs - Aisha should mind her own business. Caught in the Delhi upper class world with its own set of social rules, Aisha ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, feel good, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: matchmaking, romance, looking for love, love triangle, couples, event planner, friendship, bollywood, best friends, lifestyle, true love, wedding ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, new delhi, delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 174 min.
Story: Radha and Suraj have been friends since childhood. Gopal has been in love with Radha ever since they spent a few years together as kids. Years later, Gopal's guardian proposes to Radha a marriage with Gopal, and she accepts.
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: bollywood, friendship, family relations, family problems, unfulfillment, best friends, romance, false accusation, misunderstanding, insecurity, blind woman, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
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35%
Milenge Milenge (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Magic happens, if you let it; and sometimes even fate or destiny, or whatever you want to call it, steps in to lend a hand. But when it concerns love, and finding that special person you're going to spend the rest of your life with, should you ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: lovers reunited, destiny, fall in love, love and romance, romance, hopes, looking for love, college student, diary
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Moments (1991)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 187 min.
Story: Viren (Anil Kapoor) who travels to Rajasthan with his governess, affectionately called Dai Jaa (Waheeda Rehman). He meets the beautiful Pallavi (Sridevi) and he instantly falls in love with her. However, she also happens to be older then him, though ...
Style: gloomy, sentimental, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: unfulfillment, love and romance, romance, opposites attract, couples, unfulfilled love, love triangle, love affair, true love, fall in love, bittersweet, unrequited love ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, asia, india, england, europe
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Milan (2004)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Loving husband Lino is on a mission: His wife, who works as a domestic in Milan, is missing and he's determined to find her. To do so, he enters Italy illegally and takes cover as one of the hundreds of Filipino migrant workers wh make their ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Plot: fall in love, missing person, couple relations, dangerous attraction, infidelity, romance, love and romance, couples, society, female director, overseas worker, naivete
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, the philippines, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Old Fashioned (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A romantic-drama, OLD FASHIONED centers on Clay Walsh, a former frat boy who gives up his carousing and now runs an antique shop in a small Midwestern college town. There, he has become notorious for his lofty and outdated theories on love and ...
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, uplifting, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: buddies, opposites attract, couple relations, friendship, fall in love, couples, introspection, romance, hopes, friends, small town, unlikely couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
In Between Days (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, South Korea, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A Korean immigrant falls in love with her best friend while navigating her way through the challenges of living in a new country.
Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: coming of age, immigrants, teenage life, friendship, unfulfillment, society, unfulfilled love, youth, love, couples, friends, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Partition (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK, Canada, South Africa, India, Pakistan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Determined to leave the ravages of war behind, 38 year old Gian Singh resigns from the British Indian Army to a quiet life. His world is soon thrown in turmoil, when he suddenly finds himself responsible for the life of a 17 year old girl, ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: interracial relations, forbidden love, fall in love, sikh, soldier, romance, love and romance, society, political unrest, couples, village, social relations ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: india, pakistan, middle east, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
My Heart Is Yours (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 185 min.
Story: Some twenty years ago Sarita promised to raise her husband's love child (Shalu) together with their own daughter (Nimmi). The girls grow up as the best of friends but Sarita has never been able to forgive Shalu her background. It doesn't ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, captivating
Plot: bollywood, forbidden love, love affair, unlikely couple, opposites attract, fall in love, parents and children, true love, family relations, romance, love triangle, sister sister relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
For a Handful of Kisses (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, Venezuela
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A girl. A boy. A love story. But also about dreams, fears, life, true love, friendship and how we deal with it. And a secret between them...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sentimental
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, love affair, true love, love and romance, young lovers, looking for love, hopes, dishonesty, fall in love, hiv positive, tragic love, sexual content
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Paruthiveeran (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 162 min.
Story: A village tough finally succumbs to the unconditional love of his angelic cousin, but his romance faces insurmountable challenges, including family opposition and his own delinquent personality.
Style: serious, sentimental, emotional, touching, realistic
Plot: forbidden love, village, parents and children, love affair, fall in love, misfit, village life, romance, love and romance, uninhibited rivalry, bollywood, arranged marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Above & Beyond (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Cop drama meets romance: This intense thriller is about a police officer who shoots his best friend (who also wears a badge) while on the job. His buddy is permanently paralyzed, and the incident raises eyebrows around the precinct. Was it an ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, love affair, forbidden love, couples, romance, disability, infidelity, best friends, dishonesty, husband wife relationship, adultery, police officer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans
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