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The Classic (2003)
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The Classic (2003)
Original name: 클래식
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 which is remarkably similar to her own circumstances.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic, non-linear
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: forbidden love, love triangle, social differences, youth, romance, family relations, fall in love, love affair, society, young lovers, parents and children, diary, village, blind character, love and romance, arranged marriage, unfulfilled love, countryside, unfulfillment, bittersweet, love, love at first sight, love letter
Time: 60s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea, south korea

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about love and romance, romance, fall in love, family relations, love affair, forbidden love and parents and children mostly in Drama, Romance and Action genres. Some movies like The Classic: A Moment to Remember (2004), April Snow (2005), The Law (1990), Under the Hawthorn Tree (2010), Under the Protection of Ka'Bah (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Moment to Remember (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A young couple's love is tested when Sun-jin is diagnosed with a rare form of Alzheimer's disease.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Audience: date night
Plot: memory loss, love affair, alzheimer's disease, couple relations, love and romance, fighting illness, class differences, architect, reconciliation, loyalty, family relations, memory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, korea, asia
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April Snow (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A man and a woman meet in the hospital after their respective partners are involved in a car accident and learn that they've been having an affair.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: unlikely couple, infidelity, love affair, human nature, solace, couples, dishonesty, romance, adultery, car accident, coma, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea
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100%
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The Law (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Switzerland, UK, France, Burkina Faso, Germany
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Set in a pre-colonial African past, Tilai is about an illicit love affair and its consequences. Saga returns to his village after an extended absence to discover that his father has taken Nogma, Saga's promised bride, for himself. Still in love ...
Style: realistic, emotional, sincere, touching, saga ...
Plot: village, courtroom drama, death in the family, love triangle, vengeance, pretense, catastrophe, wedding, love and romance, young lovers, love affair, family life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: africa
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100%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Under the Protection of Ka'Bah (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Indonesia
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Growing up in West Sumatra in the 1920s, Hamid and Zainab comes from families from very different social classes. Hamid is poor, while Zainab is wealthy. Hamid receives a scholarship from Zainab’s father and Hamid’s mother works for Zainab’s ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: forbidden love, social differences, rich and poor, fall in love, parents and children, teenage life, youth, love and romance, society, romance, religions or cults, islam
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: indonesia
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72%
 7.2
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Sparkhouse (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
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Story: The relationship between childhood sweethearts, a farmer's daughter and boy from a rich family, turns tumultuous in this modern interpretation of Wuthering Heights.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, melancholic, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: farm, social differences, love affair, romance, family relations, parents and children, unfulfilled love, society, human nature, life is a bitch, young lovers, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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70%
Once Upon a Time in Rio (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Situated just above the awe-inspiring Ipanema beach in Rio is the Cantagalo slum. Every day, floods of Cantagalo residents make their way down the mountain, only to disappear into their surroundings as part of the invisible working-class that cleans ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: love, forbidden love, parents and children, social differences, love and romance, romance, couples, family relations, rich and poor, fall in love, life is a bitch, gun ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, brazil, rio de janeiro
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69%
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
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69%
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Architecture 101 (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When Seung Min was on his first year at the Academy of Architecture, he met Seo Yeon. She was a musician student, and Seung Min totally fell in love with her. Years have passed, and now he meets Seo Yeon again - she asks him to rebuild her ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, non-linear
Plot: architect, young lovers, youth, unfulfilled love, romance, love and romance, snobbism, unfulfillment, bittersweet, flashback
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 21st century, 90s
Place: korea, asia, seoul
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68%
Lovers' Concerto (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Lee Ji-hwan receives photographs in the mail that reminds him of how he met two girls, Shim Su-in and Kim Gyeong-heui, one summer five years ago. He shares his memories with his friend Cheol-hyeon. He recalls initially being in love with Su-in, but ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, touching, captivating, romantic ...
Plot: love triangle, romance, friendship, couples, love and romance, friends, love story, couple relations, relationships, romantic relationship, love affair, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Love Is Blind (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Estonia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: 30-year old Kertu has lived under her father's power her whole life. Because of her gentle nature, she is thought by locals to be a little simple-minded. The young woman makes her first timid attempt to change something in her life - she send a ...
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, serious, captivating
Plot: romance, fall in love, parents and children, forbidden love, society, social misfits, unlikely couple, family relations, village, village life, self discovery, drunkenness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: estonia
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66%
Wuthering Heights (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A poor boy of unknown origins is rescued from poverty and taken in by the Earnshaw family where he develops an intense relationship with his young foster sister, Cathy. Based on the classic novel by Emily Bronte.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: tragic love, family relations, forbidden love, true love, step siblings, orphan, countryside, obsession, siblings relations, adoption, society, rich and poor ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, europe, northern england, yorkshire
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100%
Sabah: A Love Story (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: One day, when Sabah least expects it, she falls in love with the wrong man. She's Muslim, he's not. Unbeknownst to her family, she goes on a whirlwind affair before both culture and love collide.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: forbidden love, culture clash, social differences, love affair, family problems, couples, romance, opposites attract, society, fall in love, family relations, greek ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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65%
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Love Hurts (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Mexico
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Renata is a young high-class girl and Ulises is a poor guy. They both fall in love, but they must fight against everyone, specially Renata's rich parents, who want to stop their love by sending her to Canada. The story remarks the difference ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: teenage love, social differences, forbidden love, against the odds, society, young lovers, youth, romance, family problems, parents and children, fall in love, teenage girl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, mexico, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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2 Young (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young boy from a working-class family and a bored young girl from a rich family are falling in love. Soon, she's pregnant and the teenagers have to escape from their disapproving parents.
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, on the run, social differences, forbidden love, adolescence vs adulthood, love affair, couples, teenage life, young lovers, lifestyle, youth, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Wuthering Heights (2003)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A musical version of the classic story set in the modern day.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, stylized
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: young lovers, love affair, teenage life, love triangle, social differences, forbidden love, youth, fall in love, romance, tragic love, opposites attract, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
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62%
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Tempted (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The strain of juggling her responsibilities as wife, mother, and successful paralegal have worn Emma Burke (Virginia Madsen) out. Thus it is that Emma welcomes the opportunity to briefly take leave of her Boston home and head for sunny Hawaii. It is ...
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, serious, sexual ...
Plot: adultery, fall in love, family relations, love affair, love triangle, dishonesty, romance, couples, parents and children, last wish, infidelity, funeral ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Romeo and Juliet (2014)
Genre: Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad take on the title characters in a modern adaptation of the timeless classic, Romeo and Juliet. This Broadway stage production is being broadcast in movie theaters.
Style: captivating, emotional, serious, realistic, romantic
Audience: date night
Plot: interracial relations, forbidden love, tragic hero, parents and children, true love, family relations, young lovers, tragic love, couples, romance, love and romance, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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 ⇓
61%
Christmas in August (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In a quiet corner of Seoul, Jung-won runs a small photo studio. A humble shack passed down from his widower father, the studio is a space where Jung-won goes about his daily routine of dealing with fussy customers, enlarging photos of class ...
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, sentimental, serious
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: korea, south korea
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60%
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The Maid (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An emotionally troubled teenager gets into a passionate relationship with the older French woman working in his father's house.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, love affair, french maid, family relations, fall in love, love and romance, romance, unlikely couple, coming of age, youth, sexual content, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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60%
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The Notebook (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An epic love story centered around an older man who reads aloud to a woman with Alzheimer's. From a faded notebook, the old man's words bring to life the story about a couple who is separated by World War II, and is then passionately ...
Style: touching, sentimental, romantic, emotional, motivational ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: romance, love story, love and romance, true love, power of love, love triangle, lovers reunited, fall in love, love affair, social differences, young lovers, love at first sight ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: south carolina, usa, europe
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50%
Heavenly Forest (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The story begins with Makoto Segawa, a freshman at Meikei University. On the day of his university entrance ceremony, Makoto meets a fresh-faced, quirky girl named Shizuru. Makoto has a complex which causes him to shy away from contact with other ...
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: student life, love triangle, fall in love, university, couple relations, love and romance, young lovers, romance, youth, couples, photograph, death ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Beautiful Fall (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ninni is sixteen and she lives in a beautiful mansion in the swedish countryside with her family.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, eccentric family, family relations, love and romance, romance, fall in love, teenage life, countryside, parents and children, bittersweet, estate, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Green Chariot (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel
Duration: 47 min.
Story: Emigration to Israel challenges Sasha's Jewish identity. Will love help him to go over this crisis?
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: fall in love, moral dilemma, religions or cults, immigrants, society, romance, love and romance, parents and children, family relations, misfit, jewish, emigration ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: touching, serious, atmospheric, realistic, stylized ...
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Nobody's Daughter Haewon (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Haewon, a college student, wants to end her secret affair with her professor, Seongjun. Feeling depressed after bidding farewell to her mother who is set to immigrate to Canada the next day, Haewon seeks out Seongjun again after a long time. That ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, touching, serious, psychological ...
Plot: forbidden love, love and romance, youth, student life, college, professor, society, friendship, college life, daughter, love
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Sentimental Destinies (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 180 min.
Story: In late nineteenth century Charante, Protestant minister Jean Barnery causes local disquiet when he arranges a separation from his obsessive wife...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, captivating, gloomy
Plot: family business, factory, forbidden love, love affair, social differences, society, couples, infidelity, fall in love, tragic love, crumbling marriage, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1900s, 1920s, 1930s ...
Place: switzerland, france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 ⇓
56%
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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: parents and children, love affair, love triangle, lovers apart, step siblings, unfulfilled love, true love, destiny, fall in love, bollywood, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 20th century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%