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A Scene at the Sea (1991)
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A Scene at the Sea (1991)
Original name: あの夏、いちばん静かな海。
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When deaf garbage man Shigeru (Kurôdo Maki) finds a broken surfboard on one of his runs, it piques his curiosity, even though he has no experience with surfing. So he repairs the board and, with loyal girlfriend Takako (Hiroko Oshima), who also is deaf, he sets out to learn how to ride the waves. He goes through mishaps and the locals mock him. But, with the help of a shop owner who once was a surfing legend, Shigeru may finally have a chance to become one with the sea and the surfing community.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: surfing, reconciliation, mute or deaf, romance, disability, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, collector, hopes, underdog, supportive parent, deaf, obsession, beach, surfer, cleaning, tea, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, garbage collector, tragic event, deafness, cynicism, surfboard
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and sentimental films with plots about love and romance, romance, family relations, hopes, parents and children, couples and fall in love mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like A Scene at the Sea: Dolls (2002), Bridge to Silence (1989), Blue Crush 2 (2011), Achilles and the Tortoise (2008), Flirting with Forty (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Dolls (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 114 min.
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Style: sentimental, emotional, bleak, surreal, melancholic ...
Plot: regret, obsession, disfigurement, suicide attempt, love and romance, lovers reunited, mental illness, renewed love, blind character, romance, yakuza, elopement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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Bridge to Silence (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A woman with a hearing problem tries to get het life back together after a car accident that killed her husband.
Style: gloomy, touching, emotional, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: family relations, sexual abuse, introspection, haunted by the past, death in the family, misfit, life is a bitch, custody, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, family life, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
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Blue Crush 2 (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Haunted by the memory of her deceased mother, Dana leaves Malibu behind and heads to South Africa to fulfill her mother's dream of surfing Jefferys Bay.
Style: feel good, sentimental, realistic, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: surfing, ocean, surfer, friendship, beach, lifestyle, ambition, rivalry, disorder, teenage life, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, beverly hills, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Achilles and the Tortoise (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Machisu is a painter. He never had the success he thinks he is entitled to. Regardless of this, he always remains trying to be successful. His wife Sachiko keeps supporting him, despite all setbacks. Machisu, the only son of a rich collector, has a ...
Style: dark humor, tragicomedy, thought provoking, philosophical, emotional ...
Plot: obsession, unfulfillment, life turned upside down, failed attempt, painter, desire for fame, painting, art, art dealer, social misfits, husband wife relationship, paint ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Flirting with Forty (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A divorcee has a passionate affair with a much younger surfing instructor in Hawaii.
Style: humorous, sentimental, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, surfing, romance, family relations, love and romance, unlikely couple, couple relations, fall in love, love affair, thirtysomething life, lifestyle, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa
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71%
A Fighter's Blues (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Before he went exclusively style-over-substance, Daniel Lee directed fighting drama A FIGHTER’S BLUES, about an aging boxer (Andy Lau, in a mature and underrated performance) seeking a shot at redemption. Co-starring Japanese drama queen Takako ...
Style: touching, rough, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: rivalry, tough heroes, fall in love, redemption, starting over, martial arts, unlikely couple, romance, ambition, underdog, hopes, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: thailand, asia
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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, romance, love and romance, parents and children, immigrants ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, boston
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Irene in Time (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A film about the complex relationships between fathers and daughters, and the potential lifelong consequences of those relationships.
Style: sincere, psychological, touching, clever, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: haunted by the past, couples, family relations, romance, looking for love, introspection, couple relations, parents and children, strong female presence, sexual content, hopes, dating ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Blue (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An introverted schoolgirl falls in love and starts a relationship with one of her classmates. Set in a small seaside town in Japan, the love of her life eventually leaves her for her boyfriend in Tokyo. Kayako Kirishima of the third year at a high ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, couples, romance, youth, love and romance, fall in love, friends, small town, adolescence, heartache, lgbt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Hear Me (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A delivery Boy falls for a young girl who is hearing impaired. Comparing themselves with "water birds" and trees, together they are going to break the barrier and pursuit their dreams and take their relationship to the next level
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, inspirational, romantic ...
Plot: mute or deaf, wooing, love and romance, youth, against the odds, society, self discovery, dream come true, disability, mistaken identity, delivery, nagging and grouching ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Khamoshi: The Musical (1996)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 160 min.
Story: Goa based Joseph Braganza and his wife Flavy, devout Catholics, are both deaf and mute. He makes a living selling soap bars door to door. Flavy gets pregnant and gives birth to a daughter who they name Annie, who can speak and hear much to their ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional
Plot: pregnancy, love and romance, family, dealing with death, youth, young lovers, follow your dream, hopes, family problems, mute or deaf, romance, death in the family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Catch Me... I'm in Love (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Philippines
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Directed by Mae Czarina Cruz, Catch Me...I'm in Love is a light, rom-com film that centers on the lives of two young adults searching for that something that could complete their existence. For Roan Sanchez (Sarah Geronimo), it's finding ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: opposites attract, unlikely couple, couples, fall in love, looking for love, parents and children, family relations, workplace situations, love and romance, workplace, society, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: the philippines, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Once in a Lifetime (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After losing her husband and baby daughter to a fire, Daphne Fields raises her deaf son while beginning a writing career. Hollywood loves her scripts, but her heart remains with her son Andrew, under the care of Headmaster Matthew Dane at an eastern ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: boarding school, starting over, parents and children, pregnancy, boarding school life, bittersweet, family relations, family problems, couples, death in the family, hospital, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Crazy First Love (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A young student falls madly in love with a professor's daughter. Promised by the professor that he will let him marry his daughter if he graduates from university with a law degree, the student works hard and finally succeeds. When the time ...
Style: semi serious, touching, sentimental, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Other Sister (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A mentally challenged girl proves herself to be every bit as capable as her "perfect" sister when she moves into an apartment and begins going to college.
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: mentally challenged, family relations, romance, parents and children, fall in love, love and romance, society, looking for love, husband wife relationship, sister sister relationship, wedding, female protagonist ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
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Crying Out Love in the Center of the World (2004)
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Country: Japan
Duration: 138 min.
Story: While searching for his fiancee Ritsuko, Sakutarou rediscovers through flashbacks the void deep within him caused by the events from his high school days.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1986
Place: japan, asia
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49%
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2 Seconds (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Laurie, a professional downhill racer gets fired because of her slight overindulgence in irresponsibility. She returns to Montreal where she is welcomed by her geeky but cute brother. She meets Lorenzo, a cranky, ex-racer who owns a bike shop. The ...
Style: offbeat, touching, realistic, serious
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Sea Is Watching (2002)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
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Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, samurai, prostitute, looking for love, couple relations, hopes, couples, village, fall in love, unfulfilled love, village life, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Tuya's Marriage (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 86 min.
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Style: serious, captivating, realistic, melancholic, touching ...
Plot: family relations, countryside, hopes, romance, couple relations, disability, couples, marriage proposal, paralysis, husband wife relationship, camel, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mongolia, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.8
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
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Style: surreal, stylized, touching, uplifting, semi serious ...
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Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
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45%
The Little House (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Following the death of the unmarried and childless Taki, Takeshi, a young relative of hers, discovers several pages of closely written lines in which the old lady has recorded her memories. This is how he learns the truth about her youth working as ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: love affair, fall in love, master and servant, family relations, secret love, funeral, letter, romance, memoir, society, sino japanese war, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 40s, 30s ...
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44%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: During the 1940s, a group of young men go off to war, leaving behind Ethel Ann, who is in love with one of them, Teddy. In modern-day Belfast, a man named Jimmy endeavors to return a ring found in the wreckage of a crashed plane. He travels to ...
Style: serious, touching, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: world war two, romance, couple relations, death in the family, optimism, couples, parents and children, wartime life, family problems, family relations, love and romance, battle ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, ireland, belfast
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43%
 7.9
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Still Walking (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Twelve years after their beloved eldest son, Junpei, drowned while saving a stranger's life, Kyohei and Toshiko welcome their surviving children home for a family reunion. Younger son Ryota still feels that his parents resent that he isn't ...
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, sincere, touching
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Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
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Duration: 107 min.
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Genre: Drama, Romance
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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
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41%
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Style: touching, serious, realistic, scary, tense ...
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Time: 90s
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40%
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Diamond Girl (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Africa, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Denny Montana never looks at Claire. She has been working for him for four years and fallen in love at a distance. When Denny's brother Regan returns to oversee the sale of the family vineyard, Claire and Reganen makes pact. To make Denny ...
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, serious
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Time: 20th century, 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.4
 67
Bahu Begum (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 167 min.
Story: On the day of her marriage, the bride goes missing. She ends up in a brothel, compelling her wealthy husband to pretend that all is well to keep the family's honor intact.
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, realistic, emotional
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37%
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Spinnin' (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: realistic, touching, sexy, sentimental, humorous ...
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Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1995
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Piano in a Factory (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: China
Duration: 119 min.
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Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: china, asia
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36%