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Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003)
 8.0
 75K
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003)
Original name: 봄 여름 가을 겨울 그리고 봄
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: meditative, philosophical, melancholic, atmospheric, touching, stylized, scenic, lyrical, art house, cerebral ...
Plot: buddhism, buddhist monk, redemption, meditation, monk, solitude, teachers and students, existentialism, mentor, human nature, guilt, isolation, life, life & death, life changing experience, philosophy, lust, crime and punishment, coming of age, sexuality, murderer, suicide, anger, cruelty, buddhist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, korea, asia

Most similar movies to Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, thought provoking, realistic and visually appealing films with plots about loneliness, existentialism, weird, storytelling, life & death, bittersweet and mentor mostly in Drama, Romance and Adventure genres. Some movies like Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring: Samsara (2001), The Island (2006), Good Will Hunting (1997), Poetry (2010), Elegy (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.8
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Samsara (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: India, Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A love story situated in the Himalayas. A Buddhist monk can't choose between life and the way of the Buddha.
Style: serious, captivating, thought provoking, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Plot: buddhism, monk, self discovery, human nature, social differences, culture clash, lifestyle, rich and poor, hopes, monastery, society, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, himalaya, tibet, india
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100%
 7.9
 11K
The Island (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Somewhere in Northern Russia in a small Russian Orthodox monastery lives an unusual man whose bizarre conduct confuses his fellow monks, while others who visit the island believe that the man has the power to heal, exorcise demons and foretell the ...
Style: psychological, cerebral, breathtaking, meditative, realistic ...
Plot: redemption, monk, christian, loneliness, religion, life philosophy, hopes, psychic, sin, mentor, forgiveness, god or devil ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Good Will Hunting (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Will Hunting has a genius-level IQ but chooses to work as a janitor at MIT. When he solves a difficult graduate-level math problem, his talents are discovered by Professor Gerald Lambeau, who decides to help the misguided youth reach his potential. ...
Style: philosophical, psychological, sentimental, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: prodigy, mathematics, genius, university, life philosophy, professor, existentialism, philosophy, ambition, dedicated educator, human spirit, life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: boston, harvard university, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 10K
Poetry (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Grandmother Mi Ja works part-time as a caretaker, and struggles to raise a teen grandson by herself. Despite her tough situation, she speaks softly, dresses fashionably, and approaches the world with child-like curiosity. Enrolling in a poetry ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage rape, loneliness, poetry, old woman, introspection, society, grandparent and grandchild, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, terminal illness, suicide, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: korea, japan, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.7
 22K
Elegy (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Cultural critic David Kepesh finds his life -- which he indicates is a state of "emancipated manhood" -- thrown into tragic disarray by Consuela Castillo, a well-mannered student who awakens a sense of sexual possessiveness in her teacher.
Style: sincere, suspenseful, sexy, serious, erotic ...
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, teacher student sex, age difference, obsession, teachers and students, older man younger woman sex, infidelity, love and romance, couples, danger, critic, lust ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 225K
The Fountain (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Spanning over one thousand years, and three parallel stories, The Fountain is a story of love, death, spirituality, and the fragility of our existence in this world.
Style: surreal, artsy, melancholic, atmospheric, non-linear ...
Plot: immortality, metaphysics, queen, death, reincarnation, tragic love, terminal illness, loneliness, love of one's life, cancer, loss of loved one, tree ...
Time: future, 16th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe, latin america, central america, guatemala
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Castaway on the Moon (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Mr. Kim is jobless, lost in debt and has been dumped by his girlfriend. He decides to end it all by jumping into the Han River - only to find himself washed up on a small, mid-river island. He soon abandons thoughts of suicide or rescue and begins a ...
Style: touching, emotional, uplifting, sincere, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, isolation, suicide attempt, castaway, island, redemption, wilderness, society, human nature, rescue, irony, loner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea, japan, tokyo ...
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38%
 8.0
 48K
3-Iron (2004)
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. ...
Style: contemplative, enigmatic, melancholic, meditative, lyrical ...
Plot: destiny, golf, homeless, romance, domestic violence, love triangle, jealousy, drifter, invasion, escape, prison, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, south korea, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 7.2
 12K
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, realistic, clever, emotional, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love affair, obsession, romance, unfulfillment, existentialism, disappearance, women, paranoia, self discovery, prejudice, memory, time ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Geographer Drank His Globe Away (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Victor Sluzhkin signs on as a teacher of geography in a secondary school in his native Perm (in the Urals) and gets lost in a haze of hard vodka, desperate love for a nymphet-like student and the stress of educating teenagers. Geographer, as the ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, thought provoking, cynical ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: alcohol abuse, teachers and students, adultery, teacher student relationship, school, youth, hopes, introspection, teacher, friendship, rafting, infatuation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Japanese Story (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Against the background of an Australian desert landscape, so much space and so few people, Sandy, a geologist, and Hiromitsu, a Japanese businessman, play out a story of human inconsequence in the face of the blistering universe. The end of the ...
Style: atmospheric, sincere, captivating, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: culture clash, interracial relations, desert, romance, opposites attract, love affair, unlikely couple, couples, wilderness, society, isolation, journey ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
What Time Is It There? (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan, France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When a young street vendor with a grim home life meets a woman on her way to Paris, they forge an instant connection. He changes all the clocks in Taipei to French time.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: obsession, isolation, unfulfillment, death in the family, estrangement, lifestyle, french, insomnia, drinking, father son relationship, female masturbation, masturbation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, japan, asia, paris france, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, loneliness, infidelity, forbidden love, newspaper, romance, human nature, marriage, coincidence, neighbor, guilt ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1962, year 1966
Place: hong kong, japan, singapore, asia, shanghai ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.7
 6K
Summer (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A lonely Parisian woman comes to terms with her isolation and anxieties during a long summer vacation.
Style: realistic, talky, touching, semi serious, psychological ...
Plot: fall in love, friendship, self discovery, couple relations, romance, twentysomething life, friends, couples, youth, love and romance, human nature, living alone ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france, europe, france, normandy, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, touching, sincere, melancholic, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: womanizer, small town, regret, romance, couple relations, crumbling relationship, introspection, human nature, infidelity, virginity, mechanic, clown ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, southern usa, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.1
 10K
The Bow (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea, Japan
Duration: 88 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, exciting, humorous ...
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, isolation, love affair, confined, love triangle, couples, couple relations, fall in love, age difference, love and romance, boat, girl man relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere, sad ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, infidelity, dealing with death, couple relations, parents and children, introspection, unfulfillment, responsibility, farewell, secret love, health situation, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.1
 15K
Little Buddha (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Liechtenstein, UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Little Buddha is a movie about the life of Siddhartha starring Keanu Reeves and Bridget Fonda and directed by Bernardo Bertolucci.
Style: sentimental, serious, meditative, compassionate, touching ...
Plot: reincarnation, self discovery, monk, buddhist, teachers and students, enlightenment, power relations, religions or cults, buddha, introspection, society, human nature ...
Place: tibet, seattle, asia, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Veronika Decides to Die (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After a frantic suicide attempt, Veronika awakens inside a mysterious mental asylum. Under the supervision of an unorthodox psychiatrist who specializes in controversial treatment, Veronika learns that she has only weeks to live.
Style: psychological, touching, emotional, sincere, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: mental institution, terminal illness, suicide, psychiatrist, starting over, hopes, doctors and patients, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, life, depression, suicidal, coma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Who's That Knocking at My Door (1967)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: J.R. is a typical Italian-American on the streets of New York. When he gets involved with a local girl, he decides to get married and settle down, but when he learns that she was once raped, he cannot handle it. More explicitly linked with Catholic ...
Style: talky, touching, serious, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, city life, bittersweet, prostitute, couples, buddies, lifestyle, urban, society, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, europe, usa, italy, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 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, introspection, homecoming, couple relations, love triangle, love and romance, womanizer, love story, lovers reunited ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, paris france, usa, oklahoma
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.3
 20K
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: sincere, touching, serious, meditative, atmospheric ...
Plot: wedding anniversary, love affair, lifestyle, romance, fall in love, writer's life, age difference, art, husband wife relationship, estranged father, artists and showbiz, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, tuscany, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
In a Better World (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The lives of two Danish families cross each other, and an extraordinary but risky friendship comes into bud. But loneliness, frailty and sorrow lie in wait.
Style: emotional, bleak, disturbing, touching, depressing ...
Plot: father son relationship, friendship, bully, loneliness, bomb, divorce, bullying, kids in trouble, marital problem, moral dilemma, small town, anger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sudan, denmark, europe, africa, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 166 min.
Story: Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.
Style: touching, philosophical, sentimental, captivating, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love and romance, impossible love, tragic love, true love, life philosophy, aging, life & death, child as adult, odd, existentialism, adult as child, fall in love ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1930s, 1940s, 1920s ...
Place: new orleans, usa, manhattan new york city, atlantic ocean, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.6
 15K
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: sentimental, emotional, bleak, surreal, melancholic ...
Plot: obsession, yakuza, disfigurement, suicide attempt, lovers reunited, love and romance, romance, renewed love, blind character, mental illness, regret, elopement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 8.0
 520K
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, philosophy, a.i., unlikely relationship, cyberspace, computers and web, love, unlikely couple, impossible love, human nature ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Why Has Bodhi-Dharma Left for the East? (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Three people live in a remote Buddhist monastery near Mount Chonan: Hyegok, the old master; Yong Nan, a young man who has left his extended family in the city to seek enlightenment - Hyegok calls him Kibong!; and, an orphan lad Haejin, whom Hyegok ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, atmospheric, contemplative, psychological ...
Plot: buddhism, mountain, orphan, monk, monastery, zen, buddhist monk, clergy, human spirit, young heroes, parents and children, unfulfillment ...
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.9
 91K
Amour (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Austria, France, Germany
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Georges and Anne are in their eighties. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, who is also a musician, lives abroad with her family. One day, Anne has a stroke, and the couple's bond of love is severely tested.
Style: sincere, philosophical, emotional, compassionate, suspense ...
Plot: elderly, elderly lovers, aging, death, illness, love, daughter, nurse, nursing, supportive spouse, fighting illness, dignity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.7
 9K
Bad Guy (2001)
Genre: Drama
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: bleak, disturbing, psychological, rough, melancholic ...
Plot: eroticism, obsession, pimp, prostitution, fall in love, obsessive love, frame up, love, sexual abuse, bad guy, jealousy, soldier ...
Time: contemporary
Place: south korea, seoul, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.1
 13K
Samaritan Girl (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Yeo-jin and Jae-yeong are two teenage girls who are trying to earn money for a trip to Europe. To reach this end, Jae-yeong is prostituting herself while Yeo-jin acts as her pimp, setting her up with the clients and staying on guard for the police. ...
Style: serious, touching, captivating, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: prostitute, murder, redemption, parents and children, couples, vengeance, violence, friendship, deadly, family relations, love and romance, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: korea, germany, europe, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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