Movies and TV shows like Winter Sonata

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Winter Sonata (2002)
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Winter Sonata (2002)
Original name: 겨울연가
Genre: Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: First love, just by the careful reminiscing over these words people become emotional. Everyone feels that their first love was pure and near to them but as time passes the memories become faded. What if the first person that gave you these pure and innocent feelings had died? And what if this man that looked just like her first love appeared in front of her ten years later, right before she is about to get married? Can she fall in love with this man just because of the fact that he resembles hum? This drama tells the story of three people that are bounded together because of the destiny of their first love. Destiny has made these three meet, separate, and become entrapped by their ‘Family’ they had long forgotten about. The chained relationship intertwining among these people will slowly unfold in a mysterious way.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, sad, emotional
Plot: love, secret, mistaken identity, best friends, friendship, lost love, death, romance, lovers, love and romance, relationships, multiple storylines, life & death, grief, power of love, dealing with death, love story, loss, unfulfillment, bittersweet, winter

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, sentimental, romantic and emotional films and TV series with plots about romance, love and romance, love, friendship, love affair, relationships and couple relations mostly in Romance, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Winter Sonata: I Need Romance (2011), P.S. I Love You (2007), A Love to Kill (2005), That's Life (2005), Lovers' Concerto (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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I Need Romance (2011)
Genre: Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: I Need Romance is a 2011 South Korean romantic comedy series starring Jo Yeo-jeong, Kim Jeong-hoon, Choi Yeo-jin, Choi Song-hyun and Choi Jin-hyuk. It aired on tvN from June 13 to August 2, 2011 on Mondays and Tuesdays at 23:00 for 16 episodes. The ...
Style: captivating
Plot: love affair, love story, love and romance, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, female protagonist, romancing partners, femme fatale, love interest, romantic relationship, love, rivalry, couple relations ...
Place: korea
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P.S. I Love You (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A young widow discovers that her late husband has left her 10 messages intended to help ease her pain and start a new life.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, romantic, uplifting ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: love and romance, romance, starting over, love story, terminal illness, death, loss of spouse, family relations, grief, couples, life philosophy, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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70%
 7.5
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A Love to Kill (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The drama follows the top female celebrity Cha Eunsuk and the good-for-nothing fighter Kang Bokgu who are trapped in a fateful yet merciless grip of love.
Style: realistic, romantic, touching, atmospheric, suspense
Plot: romance, love, danger, assassin, celebrity culture, bodyguard, betrayal, friendship, revenge, death of brother, bittersweet, love and romance ...
Place: korea
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66%
 4.1
 412
That's Life (2005)
Genre: Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Verliebt in Berlin is a Golden Rose-winning German telenovela, starring Alexandra Neldel, along with Mathis Künzler, Tim Sander, and Laura Osswald. It premiered on February 28, 2005, on Sat.1 in most of German-speaking Europe, with its final ...
Style: emotional, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: fall in love, fish out of water, fashion, romance, love and romance, disorder, abandoned, rise to the top, physical appearance, urban, best friends, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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 ⇓
64%
A Man Called God (2010)
Genre: Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Michael King vows to avenge his parents' deaths. He believes that he can use his power as head of an underground drug kingpin to punish those who hurt him. However, his beliefs are shaken when he falls in love with a reporter named Jin Bo Bae.
Style: tense, romantic, semi serious, twists and turns
Plot: revenge, secret, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, partners, crime fighter, tragic event, romance, vigilante, secret identity, investigation, tragic villain, saving a life ...
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100%
Romance is a Bonus Book (2019)
Genre: Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 62 min.
TV show
Story: Cha Eun Ho is a genius writer and the youngest chief editor ever at his publishing company. He is smart and handsome. He is also even tempered at work, but he has a warm heart and a reasonable personality. Kang Da Ni used to be a popular copywriter, ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, sweet, uplifting
Plot: romance, destiny, coworker, love affair, single mother, publishing house, fall in love, reunion, love and romance, couples, youth, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
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63%
Should We Kiss First (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: Son Moo-Han works as a managing director of an advertising company. An Soon-Jin lost her daughter unexpectedly and she works as a flight attendant. Eun Kyung-Soo is An Soon-Jin’s ex-husband and he is now married to Baek Ji-Min.
Style: touching, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: romance, love, unrequited love, frustration, male female relationship, friends in love, lost love, love and romance, friends, love affair, unfulfilled love, friendship between girls ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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I Cannot Hug You (2017)
Genre: Romance
Country: China
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The plot revolves around an inexplicable pull between two people and the romance that ensues between them. The main protagonist is the modern-day vampire who is apathetic towards everything in life until he showed up as her next-door neighbor ...
Style: suspenseful, touching, disturbing, sentimental
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, love, relationships, new love, fall in love, young love, love at first sight, youth, romantic relationship, love and romance, couple relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Rush to the Dead Summer (2017)
Genre: Romance
Country: China
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: When Li Xia and her best friend enroll into the arts specialized Qian Chuan secondary school, they meet the legendary Fu Xiao Si and Lu Zhi Ang. Together, the group of youths officially begin their beautiful high school life. After graduation, the ...
Style: romantic, uplifting, sweet, sentimental, touching
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, romance, love, teenager, youth, male female relationship, couples, reunion, love and romance, couple relations, destiny, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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High Society (2016)
Genre: Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: Kerem is a young and hardworking man who comes from a poor family. His father works as a gardener and his mother works as a cook for a rich family. Cansu is the youngest daughter of a wealthy family from high society. Despite her wealth, she is not ...
Style: intense, semi serious, emotional, romantic
Plot: love, friendship, family relations, secret, money, using others, heiress, social differences, love and romance, family business, lie, youth ...
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Reunited Worlds (2017)
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: Although born in the same year, two childhood friends end up being 13 years apart because they have aged surprisingly at different places (worlds) for some strange reason. Now Eom Hyeon Soo is a 31-year-old woman but Sung Hae Sung is still a ...
Style: surprise ending, touching, romantic, thought provoking, sentimental
Plot: love, love and romance, life & death, bittersweet, loneliness, philosophy, parents and children, life philosophy, unlikely relationship, race against time, young man, family relations ...
Place: korea
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53%
Oxygen: The Series (2020)
Genre: Romance
Country: Thailand
TV show
Story: Orphaned at a very young age, Gui, a fourth-year engineering student, has had to work hard and earn for himself for as long as he can remember. Still, through the test of time, he still has a soft demeanor and a smile on his face.
Style: suspense, touching, sentimental, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: homoerotic friendship, friendship, gay, romance, teen romance, gay relationship, lgbt, relationships, homosexuality, homosexual, romantic relationship, couple relations ...
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50%
Click your Heart (2016)
Genre: Romance
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: Starring AOA's Min Ah as an endearing outcast who turns the heads of Da Won, Ro Woon, Cha Ni and Ju Ho, this interactive choose-your-own-adventure series unites AOA and Neoz trainees in a sweet string of high school romances.
Style: romantic, touching, sincere, dorama, interactive
Plot: high school, romance, school, childhood friend, love and romance, high school life, social relations, teen romance, friendship, against the odds, love, love triangle ...
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47%
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Happy Birthday (2007)
Genre: Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Rene Liu successfully delivers the complex role of Mi, who chooses to remain single rather than risking the slightest chance of being dumped. She loves her friend Nan (Louis Koo) more than anyone, yet she asks him to be her best friend instead of ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: unfulfilled love, love affair, love and romance, romance, unfulfillment, dealing with death, uncover truth, siblings relations, loss of loved one, best friend, disappearance, birthday ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong
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45%
Flower and the Beast (2017)
Genre: Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Kumi (Yurika Nakamura) is a transfer student at a prestigious high school. She meets Hyo (Yosuke Sugino) who is handsome and kind. Kumi falls in love with him and has her first kiss with him, but Hyo is famous for being a womanizer at school. After ...
Style: suspenseful, sentimental, disturbing, touching
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: bullying, slice of life, school, high school, romance, youth, teen romance, teenage life, friendship between boys, love at first sight, teacher student relationship, friendship between teens ...
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43%
Christmas On My Mind (2019)
Genre: Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: When Lucy wakes up with a wedding dress in hand, she believes that she is late to her wedding with her ex-boyfriend Zac. However, she has no recollection of the past 2 years, including the fact that she is engaged to another man.
Style: touching, sweet, romantic, feel good, sentimental
Plot: christmas, christmas movie, power of love, true love, love and romance, couple relations, relationships, hopes, destiny, renewed love, love, romance ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
A Stranger's Heart (2007)
Genre: Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Man and woman (Peter Dobson and Samantha Mathis) fall in love in a heart transplant facility. They are both attracted to a little girl (Mary Matilyn Mouser) who turns out to be the orphan of their heart donors...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: love affair, human spirit, terminal illness, couples, transplant, hopes, orphan, romance, tragic hero, love and romance, doctors and patients, bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Beauty and the Beast (2014)
Genre: Romance
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 190 min.
TV show
Story: France, late 1700s. Leon Dalville is a prince who has it all - good looks, love and wealth. One mysterious night, however, he loses everything. His young wife passes away in a fire and the prince’s face is permanently marred. To hide his ...
Style: lyrical, stylized, sentimental, romantic
Plot: tragic hero, disguise, bittersweet, destructive relationship, dangerous attraction, disfigurement, tragic villain, romance, love and romance, unfulfillment, disfigured face, heroine ...
Place: france
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42%
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Ten Winters (2009)
Genre: Romance
Country: Italy, Russia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Born of a chance meeting in Venice, Silvestro and Camilla's rocky romance unfolds over 10 winters as new lovers come and go but they are eternally thrust back into one another's arms.
Style: humorous, serious, realistic, sincere, emotional
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, college life, youth, love and romance, love, unfulfilled love, friends, winter, university, male female relationship, star crossed lovers, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, venice, europe, moscow russia
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39%
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Chocolate (2019)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: Brought together by meaningful meals in the past and present, a doctor and a chef are reacquainted when they begin working at a hospice ward.
Style: suspenseful, sentimental, suspense, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: chef, hospital, romance, neurosurgeon, couple relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love and romance, reunited friends, lost love, old friends, male female relationship, young love ...
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49 Days (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Shin Ji Hyun was enjoying absolute bliss as she was about to marry her fiancé, Kang Min Ho, but her perfect life is shattered when she gets into a car accident that leaves her in a coma. She is given a second chance at life by a reaper, but it ...
Style: semi serious, emotional, humorous, sentimental, suspenseful ...
Plot: grim reaper, reincarnation, true love, tragedy, betrayal, supernatural, friendship, romance, self discovery, life is a bitch, best friends, deception ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea
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36%
To the Beautiful You (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 64 min.
TV show
Story: To The Beautiful You is a 2012 South Korean television drama series starring f(x)'s Sulli, Shinee's Minho, and Lee Hyun-woo. It aired on SBS from August 15 to October 4, 2012 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 for 16 episodes. It is ...
Style: romantic, twists and turns, sentimental, touching, twist ending
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: gender disguise, love, friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, fall in love, friends, couples, couple relations, love and romance, romance, sport, cross dressing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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2 Gentlemen of Verona (2018)
Genre: Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In this modern setting for the Shakespeare classic, two small-town boys head to the big city looking for adventure and romance. But when they both fall for the same girl, friends become rivals.
Style: sentimental, touching, suspense, suspenseful
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: jealousy, friendship, love triangle, romance, love and romance, love, sexual relations, couple relations, fall in love, unrequited love, crush, young love ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Cherry Season (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: Oyku, an ambitious university student dreams of being a top fashion designer. Since she was a little girl she has been in love with Mete, her best friend’s brother. But he has a girlfriend already. Mete’s best friend Ayaz is the son of a top ...
Style: light, sentimental, touching, sincere, melancholic
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love, destiny, romance, love and romance, couples, family relations, couple relations, rivalry, fall in love, hopes, friendship, betrayal ...
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Storm of Love (2005)
Genre: Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Sturm der Liebe is a German television soap opera created by Bea Schmidt for Das Erste. It premiered on 26 September 2005. It follows in several interwoven plot threads stories about relationships taking place in the fictional five-star hotel ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: love affair, family business, forbidden love, romance, fall in love, workplace romance, family problems, workplace, couples, workplace intrigue, workplace situations, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
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35%
 7.1
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Now Is Good (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A girl dying of leukemia compiles a list of things she'd like to do before passing away. Topping the list is her desire to lose her virginity.
Style: emotional, sad, heartbreaking, serious, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, love and romance, cancer, teenage love, fighting illness, dying, youth, teenager, last wish, dealing with death, first sex, virginity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Coffee & Vanilla (2019)
Genre: Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: A love story between Risa Shiroki and Hiroto Fukami. Twenty year old Risa Shiroki comes to Tokyo from her hometown in the countryside to attend university. Pretty and popular with male students, she has never had a boyfriend and dreams of having a ...
Style: touching, sentimental, romantic, captivating, enigmatic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: japanese girl, love and romance, social differences, student, dark past, relationships, romantic relationship, love affair, love story, uncover truth, male female relationship, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.4
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Me Before You (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A small town girl is caught between dead-end jobs. A high-profile, successful man becomes wheelchair bound following an accident. The man decides his life is not worth living until the girl is hired for six months to be his new caretaker. Worlds ...
Style: touching, romantic, emotional, sentimental, tear jerker ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: romance, love and romance, fall in love, love story, love, wheelchair, handicapped, caregiver, disability, man in a wheelchair, euthanasia, quadriplegic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
My Story For You (2018)
Genre: Romance
Country: China
TV show
Story: It’s 1998, and Zhang Chang Gong gets his first taste of success as a developer in an IT company. At the same time, he meets and falls in love with Li Mu Zi, a kind and intelligent university student. Unfortunately the IT bubble soon bursts, and ...
Style: captivating, light, entertaining, romantic
Plot: coping, love and romance, relationship vs career, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, relationships, couple relations, love story, romantic relationship, love affair, male female relationship, in love, romance ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%