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Real (2013)
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Real (2013)
Original name: リアル〜完全なる首長竜の日〜
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Koichi and Atsumi are lovers who have known each other all their lives. A year ago, however, a suicide attempt by Atsumi left her in a coma. Through 'sensing', a type of neurosurgical procedure allowing contact with the intentional aspect of a comatose patient's mind, Koishi tries to find out why Atsumi tried to kill herself, and to bring her back to consciousness. He enters her subconscious, and is told to find a picture of a plesiosaur she drew when she was a child. It turns out that a childhood incident buried in their past will bring their minds together.
Style: psychological, serious, surreal, mind bending, emotional, gloomy
Audience: date night
Plot: coma, virtual reality, couple relations, love and romance, true love, haunted by the past, couples, love, fog, surrealism, childhood friend, pen, confronting the past, childhood friends, mind, bittersweet, zombie, island, death, gun, suicide attempt, manga, neurosurgeon, drawing, reality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, psychological and emotional films with plots about love and romance, couples, couple relations, family relations, unfulfillment, life is a bitch and love mostly in Drama, Sci-Fi and Romance genres. Some movies like Real: Bright Future (2002), The Rebirth (2007), Julie and Jack (2003), All Around Us (2008), Cet amour-l? (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Bright Future (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two friends who work in the same oshibori laundry are lost in the drudgery of everyday life. They hang out together, barely functioning and barely communicating. Their middle-aged boss makes a desparate attempt to connect with them with disasterous ...
Style: touching, psychological, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gang, friendship, crimes, rebelliousness, resentment, estrangement, ghost, father son relationship, boss and employee, factory, destiny, power relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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The Rebirth (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Coincidence and the aftermath of violence. A man's middle-school daughter has been murdered. His wife is already deceased. He tells a counselor he wants to live in anonymity, working with his hands. He moves away and gets a job in a factory. ...
Style: emotional, sincere, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, friendship, small town, loss of daughter, forgiveness, deadly, starting over, dealing with death, friends, very little dialogue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Joel Barish, heartbroken that his girlfriend underwent a procedure to erase him from her memory, decides to do the same. However, as he watches his memories of her fade away, he realises that he still loves her, and may be too late to correct his ...
Style: melancholic, mind bending, psychological, surreal, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: existentialism, surrealism, introspection, love, couple relations, couples, memory loss, love and romance, deja vu, power of love, disorder, brainwashing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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Julie and Jack (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In this love story with Hitchcockian overtones, a computer chip salesman meets the perfect girl (a brilliant software developer) -- and then she disappears. After Jack Livingstone (Justin Kunkle) finds Julie Romanov (Jenn Gotzon) through an Internet ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, captivating, contemplative
Plot: couple relations, love and romance, unlikely couple, artificial intelligence, dishonesty, best friends, romance, love affair, infidelity, singleness, impossible love, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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All Around Us (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Kanao, a courtroom portrait artist, observes crimes, scandals and the decline of Japanese values without passing judgement. As he and his wife endure the tragedy of their first child’s death, hope slowly unfolds and their love story flickers to ...
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: couple relations, estrangement, family problems, death in the family, pregnancy, social decay, society, dysfunctional family, love and romance, unfulfillment, sexual content, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Tokyo Tower: Mom and Me, and Sometimes Dad (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Adapted from the bestselling Japanese autobiography of the same title, this gentle coming-of-age drama concerns an adolescent boy, Boku - Masaya, torn between the inherited recklessness of his father Oton and the inherited responsibility, wisdom and ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: family life, aging, life is a bitch, family relations, parents and children, terminal illness, parents separation, single parent, dedication, supportive parent, golden years, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Cet amour-l? (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Cet Amour-là is an intimate portrait of a legendary love affair. Set against the beauty of the Breton seaside, it is also a film that revels in the insights that Marguerite Duras' writing affords.
Style: psychological, emotional, sincere, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, couples, soldier, lifestyle, love and romance, hopes, fall in love, wartime life, couple relations, destiny, haunted by the past, destructive relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.2
 968
Sway (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A murder investigation reveals a deep-rooted sibling rivalry in director Miwa Nishikawa's brooding family drama. On the one-year anniversary of his mother's death, Tokyo art and fashion photographer Takeru (Joe Odagiri) returns to his ...
Style: realistic, psychological, atmospheric, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: murder, family relations, anniversary, couples, reunion, brother brother relationship, love triangle, lawyer, witness, bridge, homecoming, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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The Great Passage (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Majime, an eccentric man in publishing company, who has unique ability of words, joins the team that will compile a new dictionary, ‘The Great Passage.’ In the eclectic team, he becomes immersed in the world of dictionaries. But the team is ...
Style: serious, sincere, feel good, sentimental, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: workplace, fall in love, love and romance, romance, obsession, social misfits, workplace situations, japanese culture, unsuccessful, teamwork, socially awkward, dictionary ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.4
 2K
Jealousy (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 77 min.
Story: The professional and emotional cross-currents between two romantically entwined theater actors played by the director’s son Louis and Anna Mouglalis.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, gloomy
Plot: love, love and romance, love affair, couple relations, family problems, couples, hidden identity, dishonesty, dysfunctional family, frustration, suicide attempt, single mother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Secret Love (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two months after their wedding, Yeon-Yi (Yoon Jin-Seo)'s husband Jin-woo (Yoo Ji-Tae)gets into an accident and falls into a coma. During this time, Yeon-Yi's life shatters from the seams. She misses her deadlines for work, while she has ...
Style: emotional, realistic, disturbing, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: twins, love triangle, forbidden love, love and romance, dangerous attraction, couples, coma, seduction, incest, husband wife relationship, betrayal, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.9
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Distance (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 132 min.
Story: On the eighth anniversary of a cult's failed chemical attack on Tokyo and their subsequent mass suicide, family members of those affected gather at the cult's former base on the shores of a lake to observe the anniversary of their loved ...
Style: psychological, bleak, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: danger, life is a bitch, supernatural, estrangement, terrorism, destiny, deadly, religions or cults, dealing with death, death in the family, afterlife, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 20
Decomposed (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: After his fiancee breaks up with him and gets engaged to another man, Dennis can't get over the idea that the cheap engagement ring he bought may have triggered it. When she dies, he convinces two grave robbers to steal the new ring from her ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, suspense, sincere ...
Plot: true love, obsession, haunted by the past, breakup, love and romance, wedding, grave robbing, wedding ring, love
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Acceptable Risk (2001)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An ambitious medical researcher discovers a mold that he believes could be the foundation of a miracle cure for degenerative disease
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, suspense, mind bending ...
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54%
 5.9
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Madrigal (2007)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Cuba
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Javier is an actor with an affinity for writing. When he begins his love story with Luisita, he does not know where the truth begins and ends. Fifteen years later he has converted his story into literature that relates his tragic love story in a ...
Style: serious, surreal, stylized, atmospheric, offbeat ...
Plot: surrealism, actor's life, love affair, love triangle, couple relations, couples, love and romance, fall in love, romance, sexual relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), sex ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, 2020s
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The Solitude of Prime Numbers (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Germany, France
Duration: 118 min.
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Style: psychological, emotional, sincere, sentimental, enigmatic ...
Plot: haunted by the past, love and romance, friend, loneliness, childhood trauma, outcast, anorexia, couples, lovers apart, young lovers, youth, bittersweet ...
Time: 80s, 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 728
Guilty Hearts (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Over the course of this drama's six separate stories, a variety of couples struggle with the infidelity, dishonesty and heartbreak that plagues their varied pasts. In overcoming their challenges, these diverse individuals embrace a brighter ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Creative Control (2015)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Smooth advertising executive David is in a relationship with yoga teacher Juliette. Then his eye is caught by Sophie, the girlfriend of his best friend Wim, a fashion photographer. Things get completely out of hand during a campaign for augmented ...
Style: psychological, stylized, tense, mind bending, atmospheric ...
Plot: virtual reality, workplace, obsession, love affair, workplace situations, infidelity, inventions and discoveries, disorder, love and romance, buddies, dysfunctional relationship, unrequited love ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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49%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The story of the aftermath of the Hiroshima bombing, based on Masuji Ibuse's novel.
Style: serious, realistic, contemplative, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: survival, world war two, radiation sickness, atomic bomb, nuclear war, radiation, couples, danger, life is a bitch, war, village life, family relations ...
Place: asia, japan, hiroshima japan
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Sleeping Sickness (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France, Netherlands
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45%
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The Hanged Man (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Ireland
Duration: 114 min.
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Style: emotional, serious, realistic, psychological, captivating ...
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Time: 80s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: atmospheric, serious, captivating, psychological, sincere ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 126 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Country: Japan
Duration: 138 min.
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Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious
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Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Séraphin: Heart of Stone (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
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43%
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 118 min.
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Awaken (2012)
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Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: touching, sincere, psychological, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%