Movies and TV shows like Cruel Romance

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Cruel Romance (2015)
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Cruel Romance (2015)
Original name: 锦绣缘·华丽冒险
Genre: Drama
Country: China
TV show
Story: Adapted from a Republican-era novel called "The Fate of Jinxiu", Cruel Romance tells the story of Rong Jinxiu (Chen Qiao En, a country girl who travels to Shanghai in order to discover why her entire family was killed. Along the way, she meets triad leader Zuo Zhen (Huang Xiao Ming), and after a series of accidents and misunderstandings, the two fall in love. Also vying for Jinxiu's attention is businessman Xiang Yingdong, a businessman and close friend of Zuo Zhen. Ever protective of his woman, however, Zuo Zhen refuses to let other men even come close to Jinxiu – which ultimately pays off when a villainous Japanese man tries to finish off Jinxiu and her remaining family members.
Style: captivating, psychological, suspense, disturbing
Plot: love affair, power relations, love, youth, destiny, hopes, couples, mentor, escapades, rivalry, novel
Time: contemporary
Place: china

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Most similar movies to Cruel Romance

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, psychological, disturbing and sincere films and TV series with plots about love, youth, couples, love and romance, friendship, rivalry and destiny mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Cruel Romance: The Usurper (2019), Beats (2019), The King in Love (2017), Pretty Li Hui Zhen (2017), The Ambassador's Daughter (2019). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Usurper (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A humble young woman allows herself be manipulated by her twin sister to replace her so she can leave with another man.
Style: suspense, disturbing, captivating, psychological, sincere
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Beats (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An agoraphobic hip-hop prodigy and a disgraced former music manager cross paths in Chicago’s South Side and help each other face demons of their pasts.
Style: captivating, psychological, disturbing, sincere
Audience: teens
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The King in Love (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: Set during the Goryeo dynasty, Won, crown prince, has a sweet appearance hiding a lust for conquest. He is best friends with Rin, an elegant man of royal descent and Won's bodyguard. When beautiful San, the sole daughter of the wealthiest man ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, sentimental, sincere, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, love affair, hopes, fall in love, youth, love, couples, destiny, reunion, love and romance, friendship, romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: korea
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Pretty Li Hui Zhen (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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Time: contemporary
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Ambassador's Daughter (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 150 min.
TV show
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Style: touching, uplifting, romantic, sentimental, sweet
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
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Ruthless City (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: The life of a disabled guy changes dramatically after a family from a small town comes to Istanbul. How will Seher behave after she learns that her mother-in-law has agreed with Agah Karacay? What will Ceren do when she learns that she is supposed ...
Style: sweet, uplifting, sentimental, romantic, touching
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love affair, love, hopes, couple relations, fall in love, family, family relations, youth, friendship, couples, reunion, love and romance ...
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Genre: Drama
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TV show
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Style: touching, uplifting, romantic, sentimental
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: couple relations, love and romance, love affair, life is a bitch, hopes, relationships, male female relationship, destiny, couples, love, promise, danger ...
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Meryem (2017)
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Duration: 120 min.
TV show
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Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, romantic, uplifting ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
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Love O2O (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: What is it that makes a man fall in love with a woman at first sight? Appearance? Aura? Wealth? NO, when campus prince and gaming expert, student Xiao Nai first saw Bei Wei Wei, what made him fall in love was not her extraordinary beauty, but her ...
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Audience: chick flick
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Country: Turkey
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: captivating, emotional, suspense, disturbing
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
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Seventeen (2019)
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Style: sincere, psychological, disturbing, captivating
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Duration: 316 min.
TV show
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Style: disturbing, psychological, sincere, captivating
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Time: contemporary
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 94 min.
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Style: suspense, captivating, psychological, tense, disturbing ...
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TV show
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Style: sincere, disturbing, captivating, psychological
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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Style: disturbing, tense, captivating, psychological
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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Style: suspense, disturbing, captivating, psychological
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The Impostor (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
TV show
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Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, captivating, psychological ...
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Place: mexico, latin america
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Forgive Us Our Debts (2018)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 104 min.
Story: Threatened by creditors, a newly unemployed man agrees to work for a debt collector, but soon discovers his deal with the devil has unexpected costs.
Style: captivating, disturbing, suspense, psychological, sincere
Audience: boys' night, teens
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40%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Yolanda dreamed her entire life of being a pilot. She found a stewardess job, and an unexpected role in drug smuggling.
Style: touching, sexy, sentimental, romantic, uplifting
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 101 min.
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37%
 5.6
 809
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Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Cherry. (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When Brian Cherry, a sweet, sensitive young Los Angeleno, falls for the beautiful, electric, and damaged Jules, she turns his ideas about women and sex upside-down. Slowly, he is drawn into a twisted love-triangle that includes Jules and his best ...
Style: realistic, sexy, captivating, psychological, sexual ...
Plot: romance, love triangle, fall in love, couples, best friends, love, friendship, escapades, youth, revenge, love and romance, male female relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.5
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Spring Fever (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: China, France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Hired to spy on a philandering husband, Luo Haitao soon becomes entangled in a clandestine affair with the other man. Along with Luo's girlfriend, they succumb to the delirium of drunken nights, but how long can their tryst last?
Style: captivating, touching, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, escapades, hopes, dishonesty, couples, disorder, love affair, love and romance, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, husband wife relationship, tragic romance ...
Time: 2000s
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 8.0
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Yellow Boots (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: "Yellow Boots" is a drama about the revenge of a woman who lost everything after being framed for a crime.
Style: suspense, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful, compassionate
Plot: revenge, destiny, love, romance, family relations, dishonesty, family, ambition, family drama, crimes, murder, mystery ...
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
In a Relationship (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Long-term couple Owen and Hallie are breaking up—or maybe not?—and just as their relationship reaches a turning point, Matt and Willa embark on a romance of their own.
Style: sweet, uplifting, captivating, psychological, romantic
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: couples, youth, couple relations, love, fall in love, reunion, love and romance, love affair, friendship, destiny, sex scene, relationships ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%