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3-Iron (2004)
 7.9
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3-Iron (2004)
Original name: λΉˆμ§‘
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea, Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young man, whose only possession is a motorcycle, spends his time riding around the city looking for empty apartments. After finding one, he hangs out for a while, fixing himself something to eat, washing laundry or making small repairs in return. He always tries to leave before the owners get back but in one ostensibly empty mansion he meets the abused wife of a rich man and she escapes with him...
Style: enigmatic, surreal, philosophical, melancholic, romantic, bleak, meditative, lyrical, sexy, sincere ...
Plot: golf, romance, destiny, homeless, domestic violence, drifter, husband wife relationship, loneliness, abusive husband, love triangle, jealousy, motorcycle, love story, unlikely friendships, family life, love affair, unsupportive spouse, runaway, masturbation, female nudity, loveless marriage, very little dialogue, homelessness, love, time travel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, south korea, asia, seoul

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Most similar movies to 3-Iron

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic and stylized films with plots about love and romance, relationships, storytelling, dialogue, catastrophe, love and bittersweet mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres. Some movies like 3-Iron: Days of Being Wild (1990), The Bow (2005), In the Mood for Love (2000), Time (2006), Bad Guy (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This South Korean film takes place on an isolated lake, where an old monk lives in a small floating temple. The monk has a young boy living with him, learning to become a monk. We watch as seasons and years pass by.
Style: philosophical, melancholic, meditative, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: buddhism, coming of age, buddhist monk, existentialism, isolation, guilt, life, meditation, buddhist, monk, solitude, lust ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Days of Being Wild (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 94 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: surreal, sexy, atmospheric, psychedelic, thought provoking ...
Plot: adoption, obsession, love, love triangle, romance, friendship, violence, hotel, oedipus complex, prostitute, seduction, abandoned baby ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, tokyo, the philippines, asia, macau
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
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The Bow (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea, Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On a fishing boat at sea, a 60-year old man has been raising a girl since she was a child. It is agreed that they will get married on her 17th birthday. They live a quiet and secluded life, renting the boat to day fishermen and practicing strange ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching, humorous ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, isolation, love affair, confined, age difference, love triangle, couple relations, fall in love, couples, love and romance, older man young girl relationship, boat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
In the Mood for Love (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, France
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: melancholic, atmospheric, art house, sexy, psychological ...
Plot: adultery, loneliness, infidelity, forbidden love, romance, love affair, marriage, newspaper, neighbor, love, human nature, life & death ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1962, year 1966
Place: hong kong, japan, singapore, china, shanghai ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Time (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: South Korea, Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: To save her relationship, a woman puts herself through extensive plastic surgery.
Style: psychological, sexy, emotional, clever, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: existentialism, love affair, obsession, romance, paranoia, memory, women, character study, unfulfillment, friendship, time, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
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Bad Guy (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A criminal who runs a brothel becomes obsessed with a beautiful college student. When she rejects him he sets her up by introducing her to a loan shark and when she can't pay, she is forced into working in the brothel. But when she gets the ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, psychological, brutal, melancholic ...
Plot: obsessive love, prostitution, eroticism, love, sexual abuse, obsession, explicit sex, pimp, bdsm, fall in love, female nudity, deaf ...
Time: contemporary
Place: seoul, tokyo, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
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Certified Copy (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Belgium, Iran
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In Tuscany to promote his latest book, a middle-aged English writer meets a French woman who leads him to the village of Lucignano.
Style: meditative, philosophical, thought provoking, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: art, wedding anniversary, romance, love affair, fall in love, writer's life, husband wife relationship, writers, lifestyle, wine, age difference, antique shop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, vienna, tuscany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Water for Elephants (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In this captivating Depression-era melodrama, impetuous veterinary student Jacob Jankowski joins a celebrated circus as an animal caretaker but faces a wrenching dilemma when he's transfixed by angelic married performer Marlena.
Style: emotional, romantic, touching, sexy, stylized ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: circus, forbidden love, love and romance, older woman younger man relationship, lovers, fall in love, performer's life, couples, artists and showbiz, boss and employee, veterinarian, love triangle ...
Time: 1930s, 19th century, 50s, 20th century, 1920s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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A Moment to Remember (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A young couple's love is tested when Sun-jin is diagnosed with a rare form of Alzheimer's disease.
Style: emotional, touching, romantic, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: memory loss, alzheimer's disease, love affair, love story, couple relations, love and romance, fighting illness, love, class differences, romance, memory, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Lights in the Dusk (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Finland, Germany, France, Italy, Sweden
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Koistenin is a sad sack, a man without affect or friends. He's a night-watchman in Helsinki with ideas of starting his own business, but nothing to go with those intentions. He sometimes talks a bit with a woman who runs a snack trailer near ...
Style: bleak, melancholic, enigmatic, sincere, sexy ...
Plot: heist, loneliness, existentialism, betrayal, down on your luck, femme fatale, night watchman, crimes, cons and scams, misfit, regret, gem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, finland, europe, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 17K
Dolls (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Dolls takes puppeteering as its overriding motif -- specifically, the kind practiced in Bunraku doll theater performances -- opening each section of his film with a story provided by the puppets and their masters, which relates thematically to the ...
Style: surreal, emotional, bleak, lyrical, melancholic ...
Plot: obsession, regret, culture clash, philosophy, suicide attempt, disfigurement, love and romance, romance, blind character, renewed love, mental illness, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, romantic, captivating ...
Plot: romance, love story, love triangle, couples, friendship, love and romance, friends, love affair, relationships, couple relations, romantic relationship, lesbian ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.9
 2K
Who Knows? (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Quick-witted, well-read cultured types revolve around each other in a delightful potpourri of theatre, romanticism and theft.
Style: disturbing, non-linear, lyrical, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: female nudity, romance, love triangle, lovers reunited, infidelity, dysfunctional family, love affair, couple relations, midlife crisis, couples, artists and showbiz, actor's life ...
Time: contemporary, 18th century
Place: france, paris france, italy, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The tale of an outlaw who escapes from prison and sets out across the Texas hills to reunite with his wife and the daughter he has never met.
Style: melancholic, tense, bleak, emotional, lyrical ...
Plot: police officer, crimes, fugitives, family relations, prison, criminal, love triangle, chase, criminal heroes, escapades, romance, on the road ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.5
 49K
Last Night (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story follows a married couple, apart for a night while the husband takes a business trip with a colleague to whom he's attracted. While he's resisting temptation, his wife encounters her past love.
Style: melancholic, sexy, romantic, twists and turns, thought provoking ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, teens
Plot: infidelity, adultery, temptation, love, love story, love and romance, old love, cheating wife, romance, lovers reunited, ex couple relations, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, paris france, philadelphia, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Lovers on the Bridge (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Set against Paris' oldest bridge, the Pont Neuf, while it was closed for repairs, this film is a love story between two young vagrants: Alex, a would be circus performer addicted to alcohol and sedatives and Michele, a painter driven to a life ...
Style: romantic, enigmatic, atmospheric, touching, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: homeless, beggar, love, romance, painter, love story, loneliness, love affair, fall in love, couple relations, blind character, painting ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, europe, tokyo, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, sentimental, heartbreaking, emotional ...
Plot: loneliness, road trip, romance, self discovery, waitress, character study, love and romance, couple relations, hopes, melancholy, love, introspection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, las vegas, tennessee, memphis, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Burning Plain (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico, Argentina
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A trailer is burning in the middle of a plain. The bodies of two adulterous lovers are found. Scenes from both families, before and after the dramatic events, suggest an unusual connection between them. But what is their secret?
Style: non-linear, touching, emotional, sexy, melancholic ...
Plot: adultery, teenage love, mother daughter reunion, unhappy wife, caught having sex, cheating wife, redemption, mother daughter relationship, female nudity, infidelity, depression, loneliness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 20th century
Place: california, latin america, mexico, new mexico, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Breath (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A love story involving a convicted prisoner who "slowly falls for a woman who decorates his prison cell".
Style: atmospheric, realistic, psychological, captivating, art house ...
Plot: love affair, prison, estrangement, unfulfillment, confined, suicide attempt, jail cell, surveillance camera, prison guard, passion, infidelity, prison life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, asia, korea, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.7
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Thieves (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In the middle of the night, someone brings Ivan's body home to his wife and his sad-faced, jug-eared son. Through flashbacks, the film discloses the relationships among Ivan and his brother Alex, a cop with a cleanliness fetish; siblings ...
Style: erotic, neo noir, sexy, serious, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: lesbian, obsession, murder, crimes, love triangle, lesbian sex, male nudity, closeted homosexual, childhood, french, gangsters, guilt ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, alps, lyon, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.6
 24K
Angel Eyes (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A story about a seemingly unlikely couple who cross paths under life-threatening circumstances as though they are destined not only to meet but to save each other's lives. Not once, but twice.
Style: emotional, suspense, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, guilt, destiny, policewoman, fall in love, love and romance, haunted by the past, couple relations, love, crimes, mysterious character, starting over ...
Time: contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Breaking and Entering (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Set in a blighted, inner-city neighbourhood of London, Breaking and Entering examines an affair which unfolds between a successful British landscape architect and Amira, a Bosnian woman – the mother of a troubled teen son – who was widowed by ...
Style: thought provoking, emotional, sincere, stylized, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: architect, infidelity, immigrants, destiny, society, blackmail, working class, social differences, human nature, single parent, prostitute, single mother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england, bosnia, sarajevo
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: romantic, melancholic, atmospheric, sincere, touching ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night
Plot: womanizer, small town, romance, coming of age, regret, existentialism, depression, love, introspection, crumbling relationship, human nature, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, southern usa, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Falling in Love (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During shopping for Christmas, Frank and Molly run into each other. This fleeting short moment will start to change their lives, when they recognize each other months later in the train home and have a good time together. Although both are married ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, light, melancholic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, adultery, romance, christmas, extramarital affair, friendship, couple relations, fall in love, love affair, love and romance, love story, women ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Jason's Lyric (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The story of a young man who must confront his own fears about love as well as his relationships with family and friends.
Style: romantic, sexy, harsh, disturbing, erotic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: gangsters, ghetto, african american, relationships, crimes, romance, family relations, violence, sex scene, greed, nudity (full frontal - brief), identity ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, asia, texas, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
My Life Without Me (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A Pedro Almodovar production in which a fatally ill mother with only two months to live creates a list of things she wants to do before she dies with out telling her family of her illness.
Style: sad, romantic, philosophical, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, infidelity, cancer, dealing with death, love and romance, secret love, parents and children, existentialism, hospital, relationships, life & death, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: allegory, visually appealing, sexy, thought provoking, intellectual ...
Plot: destiny, painter, chinese, idealism, homeless, family, existentialism, dysfunctional family, adaptation, business, betrayal, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 1910s
Place: china, tokyo, hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.4
 40K
In the Bedroom (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Summertime on the coast of Maine, "In the Bedroom" centers on the inner dynamics of a family in transition. Matt Fowler is a doctor practicing in his native Maine and is married to New York born Ruth Fowler, a music teacher. He is involved ...
Style: bleak, realistic, suspense, suspenseful, emotional ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, dysfunctional family, vengeance, family in crisis, crumbling marriage, age difference, small town, revenge, grief, jealousy, dysfunctional marriage, character study ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.8
 13K
Snow Angels (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Waitress Annie has separated from her suicidal alcoholic husband, Glenn. Glenn has become an evangelical Christian, but his erratic attempts at getting back into Annie's life have alarmed her. High school student Arthur works at Annie's ...
Style: meditative, enigmatic, depressing, lyrical, heartbreaking ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, depression, dysfunctional family, teenage love, small town life, loneliness, life philosophy, family problems, first love, parents and children, young love, football ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Water and Fire (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A pretty young girl falls for an enigmatic, shy man who sweeps her off her feet. She becomes pregnant but is not allowed to tell him. His advisers are adamant. Back home, they have set up a wedding with the daughter of an antagonistic family and ...
Style: sentimental, suspenseful, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: love and romance, rich and poor, love triangle, fall in love, love affair, rivalry, vengeance, romance, haunted by the past, power relations, destiny, love story ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%