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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, unfulfillment, forbidden love and society mostly in Drama, Romance and Action genres. Some movies like The Classic: A Moment to Remember (2004), April Snow (2005), Under the Hawthorn Tree (2010), Loving Hurts You (2002), Sparkhouse (2002). 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: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Audience: date night
Plot: alzheimer's disease, memory loss, love and romance, fighting illness, love affair, class differences, reconciliation, architect, father daughter relationship, resentment, loyalty, devotion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea
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100%
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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, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: unlikely couple, infidelity, love affair, human nature, solace, couples, romance, dishonesty, adultery, car accident, hospital, coma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, sentimental, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: tragic love, forbidden love, social differences, fall in love, youth, unfulfilled love, love and romance, revolution, society, romance, true love, village ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Loving Hurts You (2002)
Genre: Drama, 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, forbidden love, social differences, against the odds, romance, society, youth, family problems, young lovers, parents and children, fall in love, teenage girl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, mexico, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 7.2
 639
Sparkhouse (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
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, serious, touching, melancholic, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: farm, social differences, love affair, romance, family relations, unfulfilled love, parents and children, society, human nature, life is a bitch, tragic love, against the odds ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: forbidden love, village, parents and children, fall in love, love affair, vengeance, arranged marriage, romance, village life, uninhibited rivalry, bollywood, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, romance, love and 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: touching, serious, realistic, non-linear
Plot: architect, young lovers, youth, romance, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment, bittersweet, love and romance, snobbism, flashback
Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, captivating
Plot: romance, fall in love, parents and children, forbidden love, unlikely couple, social misfits, society, village, family relations, village life, self discovery, drunkenness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: estonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, touching, sincere, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, friendship, romance, couples, love and romance, friends, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment, bittersweet, best friends, student
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: girls' night, date 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, couples, family problems, society, opposites attract, romance, fall in love, family relations, greek ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.6
 482
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, realistic, semi serious, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: teenage love, on the run, social differences, forbidden love, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood, love affair, couples, lifestyle, young lovers, youth, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: realistic, serious, sentimental, stylized
Audience: girls' night, date night
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Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.6
 400
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: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, sexual ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: realistic, serious, captivating, touching
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, sentimental, touching, emotional, serious
Audience: girls' night
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Place: korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: emotional, captivating, realistic, serious, romantic
Audience: date night
Plot: interracial relations, forbidden love, couple relations, parents and children, tragic hero, true love, society, fall in love, youth, tragic love, romance, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Under the Protection of Ka'Bah (2011)
Genre: Drama
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, romance, society, love and romance, youth, religions or cults, islam
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: indonesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Heavenly Forest (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 116 min.
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Style: realistic, touching, sincere, emotional, serious
Audience: date night
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Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: realistic, serious, touching, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, eccentric family, family relations, love and romance, romance, fall in love, parents and children, countryside, teenage life, bittersweet, estate, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: moral dilemma, fall in love, society, romance, love and romance, family relations, religions or cults, parents and children, immigrants, misfit, jewish, engagement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Wuthering Heights (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 142 min.
TV show
Story: Foundling Heathcliff is raised by the wealthy Earnshaws in Yorkshire but in later life launches a vendetta against the family.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, gothic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: forbidden love, social differences, unfulfilled love, love affair, obsession, estate, family relations, love triangle, destructive relationship, society, punishment, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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, stylized, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: looking for love, lovers reunited, forbidden love, lifestyle, youth, teenage love, fall in love, couple relations, love affair, young lovers, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, serious, touching, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: forbidden love, love and romance, student life, youth, college, professor, society, friendship, college life, daughter, love
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Belle du Seigneur (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Luxembourg, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: English-language adaptation of Albert Cohen's epic Swiss tale of a tortured love affair between a high-ranking Jewish official and the protestant wife of one of his employees.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious
Plot: tragic love, love triangle, infidelity, love affair, romance, society, social differences, unfulfillment, state affairs, politics, political unrest, anti semitism ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: europe, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: serious, realistic, psychological, touching
Plot: forbidden love, self discovery, love affair, moral dilemma, human nature, family relations, hopes, musician's life, love and romance, romance, parents and children, immigrants ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.8
 11K
Romeo & Juliet (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In Verona, bad blood between the Montague and Capulet families leads to much bitterness. Despite the hostility, Romeo Montague manages an invitation to a masked ball at the estate of the Capulets and meets Juliet, their daughter. The two are ...
Style: romantic, dramatic, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, young lovers, star crossed lovers, true love, family feud, tragic love, shakespeare's romeo and juliet, family relations, uninhibited rivalry, parents and children, love and romance, shakespeare ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.7
 201
David & Fatima (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A retelling of Romeo and Juliet in Jerusalem involving a Palestinian woman and an Israeli man.
Style: emotional, touching, uplifting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: forbidden love, against the odds, unlikely couple, opposites attract, social differences, religions or cults, couples, romance, young lovers, love and romance, society, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.4
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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, unfulfillment, romance, young lovers, love and romance, love affair, parents and children, unfulfilled love, true love, destiny, fall in love, bollywood ...
Time: 20th century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%