Movies like 2046

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2046 (2004)
 7.4
 51K
2046 (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Hong Kong, China, France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Women enter and exit a science fiction author's life, over the course of a few years, after the author loses the woman he considers his one true love.
Style: psychological, futuristic, emotional, touching, contemplative, mind bending, enigmatic, stylized, non-linear, atmospheric ...
Plot: haunted by the past, old friend, coincidence, symbolism, writer's life, romance, road not taken, introspection, choice, looking for love, changing the past or future, mysterious place, lifestyle, identity crisis, understanding, womanizer, human nature, imaginary, androids, time travel, dark past, train, nostalgia, memory, destiny ...
Time: 60s, 21st century, 20th century, 1960s, 2040s, future
Place: hong kong, singapore, china, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out melancholic, talky, realistic and enigmatic films with plots about romance, love and romance, loneliness, relationships, couples, life & death and melancholy mostly in Drama, Romance and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like 2046: In the Mood for Love (2000), Chungking Express (1994), Fallen Angels (1995), The Grandmaster (2013), Happy Together (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
In the Mood for Love (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A melancholy story about the love between a woman and a man who live in the same building and one day find out that their husband and wife had an affair with each other. More and more the two meet during their daily lives as they determine that they ...
Style: atmospheric, melancholic, contemplative, art house, psychological ...
Plot: love affair, adultery, newspaper, loneliness, infidelity, forbidden love, romance, human nature, marriage, coincidence, neighbor, guilt ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1966, year 1962
Place: hong kong, japan, singapore, asia, shanghai ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Chungking Express (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two melancholy Hong Kong policemen fall in love: one with a mysterious female underworld figure, the other with a beautiful and ethereal server at a late-night restaurant he frequents.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, ambiguous ending, non-linear, artsy ...
Plot: loneliness, fall in love, police officer, femme fatale, romance, multiple storylines, girlfriend, depression, acceptance, new beginning, love, disguise ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: hong kong, asia, california, taiwan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 27K
Fallen Angels (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In this bifurcated crime narrative, a disillusioned hitman attempts to escape from his violent lifestyle against the wishes of his partner, who is infatuated with him, and an eccentric mute repeatedly encounters, then subsequently falls for, a ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, mysterious, serious, meditative ...
Plot: hitman, one last job, couples, killer, criminal heroes, love, couple relations, love affair, crimes, partners in crime, dangerous, loneliness ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Grandmaster (2013)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Ip Man's peaceful life in Foshan changes after Gong Yutian seeks an heir for his family in Southern China. Ip Man then meets Gong Er who challenges him for the sake of regaining her family's honor. After the Second Sino-Japanese War, Ip ...
Style: exciting, atmospheric, suspenseful, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, kung fu master, rivalry, contests and competitions, heir heiress, instructor, opponent, kung fu, fist fighting, vengeance, master warrior ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 50s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: china, japan, asia, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.8
 23K
Happy Together (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A couple take a trip to Argentina in search of a new beginning, but instead find themselves drifting ever further apart.
Style: emotional, stylized, atmospheric, gloomy, captivating ...
Plot: romance, alienation, friendship, gay asian, couple relations, disorder, couples, longing, angel, lifestyle, prostitute, fish out of water ...
Time: 90s, year 1997
Place: argentina, hong kong, latin america, asia, buenos aires argentina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
My Blueberry Nights (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, France, USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Elizabeth has just been through a particularly nasty breakup, and now she's ready to leave her friends and memories behind as she chases her dreams across the country. In order to support herself on her journey, Elizabeth picks up a series of ...
Style: psychological, touching, atmospheric, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: loneliness, romance, couple relations, love and romance, self discovery, hopes, waitress, diner, bar, introspection, life is a bitch, cross country ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, memphis, new york, las vegas, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 8.0
 544K
Her (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In the not so distant future, Theodore, a lonely writer purchases a newly developed operating system designed to meet the user's every needs. To Theodore's surprise, a romantic relationship develops between him and his operating system. ...
Style: melancholic, futuristic, philosophical, offbeat, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, artificial intelligence, existentialism, a.i., unlikely relationship, philosophy, love, human nature, cyberspace, unlikely couple, impossible love, computers and web ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Days of Being Wild (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The movie is set in Hong Kong and the Philippines in 1960. Yuddy, or 'York' in English, is a playboy in Hong Kong and is well-known for stealing girls' hearts and breaking them. His first victim is Li Zhen who suffered emotional and ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: underwear, love triangle, drink, radio, rain, fight, beating, sailor, romance, kiss, love and romance, family relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: hong kong, the philippines, asia, macau, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 5.9
 27K
To the Wonder (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After falling in love in Paris, Marina and Neil come to Oklahoma, where problems arise. Their church's Spanish-born pastor struggles with his faith, while Neil encounters a woman from his childhood.
Style: emotional, serious, stylized, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: crumbling marriage, romance, love affair, starting over, couple relations, introspection, homecoming, love triangle, love and romance, womanizer, love story, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, paris france, usa, oklahoma
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.1
 238K
Before Sunset (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Nine years ago two strangers met by chance and spent a night in Vienna that ended before sunrise. They are about to meet for the first time since. Now they have one afternoon to find out if they belong together.
Style: sincere, sentimental, semi serious, contemplative, philosophical ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love and romance, reunion, introspection, lovers reunited, lifestyle, romance, lovers, encounter, unfulfilled love, regret, bookstore, marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, warsaw poland, budapest hungary, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Reconstruction (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Late one evening Alex suddenly abandons his girlfriend, Simone, to pursue the beautiful Aimee. In his encounter with Aimee time and place dissolve for him and he becomes a stranger to Simone, to whom he cannot return.
Style: mind bending, psychological, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: cheating wife, love affair, unfaithful wife, romance, couples, life turned upside down, disorder, infidelity, losing-it hero, dishonesty, destructive relationship, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.0
 6K
Eros (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Italy, Hong Kong, France, Luxembourg, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A three-part anthology film about love and sexuality: a menage-a-trois between a couple and a young woman on the coast of Tuscany; an advertising executive under enormous pressure at work, who, during visits to his psychiatrist, is pulled to delve ...
Style: sexy, erotic, stylized, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, love affair, social differences, fall in love, lovers reunited, society, lifestyle, obsession, infidelity, male female relationship, sexuality, psychiatrist ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: hong kong, asia, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Beyond the Clouds (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Made of four short tales, linked by a story filmed by Wim Wenders. Taking place in Ferrara, Portofino, Aix en Provence and Paris, each story, which always a woman as the crux of the story, invites to an inner travel, as Antonioni says "towards ...
Style: touching, erotic, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, romance, dishonesty, love and romance, unfulfilled love, love affair, filmmaking, couples, lovers reunited, fall in love, midlife crisis ...
Place: europe, italy, paris france, new york, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
All the Real Girls (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In a small North Carolina town, Paul, a womanizer, meets Noel, a confused intellectual returning home for the first time in years since she left for boarding school. The film depicts the typical romance of a good girl and a bad boy, in an ...
Style: contemplative, sincere, touching, melancholic, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: womanizer, small town, regret, romance, crumbling relationship, introspection, human nature, couple relations, infidelity, mechanic, virginity, clown ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, southern usa, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.3
 3K
Chinese Box (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Japan, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story of Hong Kong, from New Year's Day to June 30th, 1997, when the British left their colony and turned it over to the People's Republic of China.
Style: atmospheric, contemplative, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: politics, romance, couple relations, urban, terminal illness, love and romance, society, unfulfillment, couples, profanity, bittersweet, city life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: hong kong, asia, china, beijing china, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Life of Fish (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Chile, France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: At a house party, a handsome man wanders around catching up with friends he has not seen for some years. A travel writer now based in Berlin, Andre appears to be living an exciting international life, and yet... something has drawn him back home to ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, talky, contemplative
Plot: reunion, homecoming, haunted by the past, introspection, romance, love and romance, redemption, road not taken, one more chance, hopes, lifestyle, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile, latin america, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.3
 11K
Facing Windows (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, Turkey, Portugal, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Overburdened and stuck in a greying marriage, Giovanna takes to caring for a Jewish Holocaust survivor her husband brings home. As she begins to reflect on her life, she turns to the man who lives across from her.
Style: psychological, emotional, sincere, enigmatic, stylized ...
Plot: friendship, redemption, holocaust survivor, fall in love, love affair, family problems, romance, haunted by the past, memory loss, compassion, old man, saving a life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Someone I Loved (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Belgium, Hong Kong
Duration: 113 min.
Story: One night, Pierre decides to reveal his painful secret to his daughter-in-law, who's just been abandoned by her husband. Pierre's secret is about his secret love to Mathilde, the woman he left to instead follow an easier path in life.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, captivating, melancholic ...
Plot: unfulfilled love, love affair, haunted by the past, couples, romance, breakup, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, sexual content, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 2000s ...
Place: france, montreal, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.0
 331
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 ⇓
31%
Thomas in Love (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Thomas Thomas is agoraphobic, has a computer-generated girlfriend, and hasn't left his home in years. Can a prostitute convince him to leave cyberspace and his home for the real world?
Style: psychological, touching, semi serious, psychedelic, stylized ...
Plot: phobia, agoraphobia, isolation, looking for love, fall in love, romance, love affair, loneliness, phone sex, online dating, virtual reality, psychology ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.7
 32K
Upstream Color (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A man and woman are drawn together, entangled in the lifecycle of an ageless organism. Identity becomes an illusion as they struggle to assemble the loose fragments of wrecked lives.
Style: mind bending, psychological, tense, atmospheric, surreal ...
Plot: hypnosis, parasite, romance, love affair, drugged, mystery, mind control, tragic love, memory loss, dishonesty, mind game, brainwashing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.0
 91K
Another Earth (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On the night of the discovery of a duplicate Earth in the Solar system, an ambitious young student and an accomplished composer cross paths in a tragic accident.
Style: psychological, touching, surreal, contemplative, philosophical ...
Plot: parallel world, mysterious planet, redemption, human existence, guilt, tragedy, solar system, cosmology, earth, planet, musician, grief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, yale university, connecticut, mojave desert, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.1
 57K
Perfect Sense (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Sweden, Denmark, Ireland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Susan is a scientist searching for answers to important questions. So important that she has given up on other things, like love - until she meets Micheal. Susan and Michael find themselves embarking on a sensual adventure while the world around ...
Style: thought provoking, melancholic, enigmatic, serious, romantic ...
Plot: chef, love affair, human existence, scientist, suffering, chaos, human nature, romance, couples, rage, society, apocalypse ...
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Alice and Martin (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 124 min.
Story: At the age of 20, Martin leaves his home town and comes to Paris, where he fortunately becomes a model by chance. He meets Alice, his brother's friend, and falls in love with her. They start a passionate relationship, although Martin remains ...
Style: melancholic, enigmatic, emotional, romantic, psychological ...
Plot: love and romance, haunted by the past, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, couple relations, brother brother relationship, male model, secrets, betrayal, gay, loneliness, runaway, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Red Firecracker, Green Firecracker (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A woman inherits her father's fireworks factory, as he had no son. The business does well and everything works in an orderly fashion until one day, an itinerant painter is hired to decorate the doors and vases at the factory. The woman, ...
Style: serious, realistic, melancholic, visually appealing, weird ...
Plot: love triangle, destiny, self discovery, family life, fall in love, factory, love affair, true love, road not taken, forbidden love, tragic love, couples ...
Time: 1910s
Place: china, asia, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.5
 22K
London (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: London is a drug laden adventure that centers on a party in a New York loft where a young man is trying to win back his ex-girlfriend.
Style: talky, atmospheric, psychological, serious, emotional ...
Plot: couple relations, hopes, lifestyle, introspection, love, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, dysfunctional relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief), cocaine, party, romance, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
A Man and a Woman (1966)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A man and a woman meet by accident on a Sunday evening at their childrens' boarding school. Slowly, they reveal themselves to each other, finding that each is a widow.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: widow, widower, romance, love and romance, couples, train, looking for love, love affair, fall in love, couple relations, school, love ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Woman Next Door (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Madame Jouve, the narrator, tells the tragedy of Bernard and Mathilde. Bernard was living happily with his wife Arlette and his son Thomas. One day, a couple, Philippe and Mathilde Bauchard, moves into the next house. This is the accidental reunion ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, captivating, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: wife, neighbor, obsession, tragic love, love triangle, lovers reunited, romance, infidelity, couples, crimes of passion, dishonesty, destructive relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 19th century, 1920s
Place: france, tokyo, middle east, rio de janeiro, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Conversations with Other Women (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Reunited at a wedding after many years, former lovers again feel the pull of a mutual attraction neither is willing to admit. Escaping the reception for the privacy of a hotel room, the unnamed pair explore the choices of the past that led them to ...
Style: sexy, sincere, touching, humorous, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: lovers reunited, wedding, bridesmaid, romance, infidelity, love and romance, couple relations, unfulfilled love, couples, hopes, introspection, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.7
 25K
Knight of Cups (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Rick is a screenwriter living in Los Angeles. While successful in his career, his life feels empty. Haunted and confused, he finds temporary solace in the decadent Hollywood excess that defines his existence. Women provide a distraction to his daily ...
Style: meditative, serious, touching, non-linear, emotional ...
Plot: filmmaking, tarot card, obsession, celebrity, romance, artists and showbiz, looking for love, couples, temptation, multiple storylines, storytelling, celebrity culture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%