Movies like Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring

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Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003)
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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, atmospheric, melancholic, touching, stylized, scenic, lyrical, art house, sincere ...
Plot: buddhism, meditation, monk, redemption, teachers and students, mentor, guilt, isolation, life, buddhist monk, solitude, human nature, life changing experience, philosophy, lust, crime and punishment, coming of age, sexuality, murderer, suicide, cruelty, anger, life & death, buddhist, existentialism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 realistic, serious, visually appealing and melancholic films with plots about loneliness, storytelling, mentor, dialogue, existentialism, weird and solitude mostly in Drama, Romance and Adventure genres. Some movies like Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring: Samsara (2001), The Island (2006), Poetry (2010), Elegy (2008), 3-Iron (2004). 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, atmospheric, thought provoking, sentimental ...
Plot: buddhism, self discovery, monk, human nature, social differences, culture clash, lifestyle, monastery, hopes, rich and poor, religions or cults, regret ...
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, philosophical, meditative ...
Plot: redemption, monk, christian, loneliness, religion, life philosophy, hopes, psychic, sin, navy, mentor, forgiveness ...
Place: russia
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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, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, grandparent and grandchild, terminal illness, suicide, bridge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, japan, asia, south korea
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100%
 6.7
 21K
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: teacher student sex, age difference, older man younger woman relationship, love and romance, obsession, teachers and students, older man younger woman sex, infidelity, couples, danger, critic, teacher student relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.0
 47K
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: enigmatic, melancholic, meditative, lyrical, bleak ...
Plot: destiny, golf, homeless, romance, domestic violence, jealousy, love triangle, drifter, invasion, escape, prison, loneliness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, seoul, south korea
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37%
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, humorous, uplifting, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, isolation, suicide attempt, castaway, island, redemption, wilderness, society, human nature, rescue, irony, photographer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, seoul, south korea, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, psychological, cynical ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: teacher student relationship, teachers and students, adultery, alcohol abuse, school, hopes, introspection, youth, teacher, friendship, infatuation, flirting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
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100%
 7.2
 11K
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, contemplative ...
Plot: love affair, obsession, romance, unfulfillment, disappearance, existentialism, women, paranoia, prejudice, self discovery, memory, time ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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, realistic, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: obsession, isolation, lifestyle, estrangement, unfulfillment, death in the family, french, drinking, father son relationship, female masturbation, urban, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, japan, asia, paris france, taipei ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, desert, interracial relations, romance, unlikely couple, opposites attract, love affair, wilderness, couples, isolation, society, journey ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: psychological, emotional, philosophical, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: prodigy, mathematics, genius, life philosophy, professor, philosophy, ambition, university, human spirit, life, dedicated educator, existentialism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: harvard university, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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, contemplative, touching, psychological ...
Plot: friendship, self discovery, couple relations, youth, couples, human nature, love and romance, romance, fall in love, twentysomething life, friends, shyness ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france, normandy, paris france, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, art house, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: love affair, infidelity, loneliness, newspaper, adultery, marriage, forbidden love, coincidence, neighbor, romance, guilt, lovers ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1966, year 1962
Place: hong kong, singapore, japan, asia, cambodia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, contemplative, realistic, serious, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, opposites attract, couples, buddies, urban, hanging, youth, lifestyle, society, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, europe, usa, italy, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Lost in Translation (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two lost souls visiting Tokyo -- the young, neglected wife of a photographer and a washed-up movie star shooting a TV commercial -- find an odd solace and pensive freedom to be real in each other's company, away from their lives in America.
Style: melancholic, atmospheric, touching, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: loneliness, midlife crisis, age difference, culture clash, actor, couple relations, dull life, photographer, advertising, marriage, friendship, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.1
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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: serious, sentimental, meditative, compassionate, touching ...
Plot: reincarnation, monk, self discovery, buddhist, teachers and students, enlightenment, religions or cults, power relations, buddha, human nature, introspection, society ...
Place: tibet, asia, seattle, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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 ...
Plot: mental institution, terminal illness, suicide, psychiatrist, starting over, hopes, doctors and patients, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, life, depression, sex, suicidal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.9
 26K
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, homecoming, couple relations, starting over, introspection, love and romance, love triangle, womanizer, love story, clergy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, oklahoma, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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 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, lifestyle, love affair, romance, writer's life, fall in love, age difference, art, husband wife relationship, estranged father, artists and showbiz, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: friendship, bully, father son relationship, loneliness, divorce, bullying, kids in trouble, moral dilemma, bomb, marital problem, small town, anger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sudan, denmark, europe, africa, israel
⇓ 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, parents and children, couple relations, unfulfillment, introspection, responsibility, secret love, farewell, dishonesty, health situation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: contemplative, atmospheric, thought provoking, captivating, serious ...
Plot: buddhism, orphan, monk, monastery, buddhist monk, zen, teachers and students, religions or cults, young heroes, friends, family relations, parents and children ...
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.8
 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, frame up, love, obsessive love, sexual abuse, jealousy, bad guy, brothel ...
Time: contemporary
Place: seoul, south korea, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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The River Why (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young man abandons his family for a solitary life of fly-fishing. His goal was to find his own way in the fishing world and thereby find himself and love.
Style: atmospheric, sincere, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: youth, wilderness, obsessive quest, solitude, self discovery, escapades, fall in love, philosophy, leaving home, river, nature, isolation ...
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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: touching, sincere, melancholic, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: womanizer, small town, regret, romance, couple relations, introspection, crumbling relationship, human nature, infidelity, mechanic, virginity, best friend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, southern usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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: psychological, captivating, realistic, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: love affair, love, romance, couples, couple relations, life turned upside down, infidelity, losing-it hero, disorder, dishonesty, destructive relationship, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, copenhagen denmark, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Dreaming of Joseph Lees (1999)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Set in rural England in the 1950s Eva (Samantha Morton) fantasises about her handsome, worldly cousin Joseph Lees (Rupert Graves), with whom she fell in love as a girl. However, stuck in a closed community she becomes the object of someone ...
Style: emotional, touching, gloomy, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: lust, love triangle, obsession, romance, bittersweet, forbidden love, tragic love, couples, unfulfilled love, family relations, unfulfillment, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: england, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 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: realistic, contemplative, serious
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, isolation, love triangle, age difference, boat, girl man relationship, couples, ocean or sea, couple relations, birthday, fish, love affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
The Light Between Oceans (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, New Zealand, USA, India, Australia
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue from an adrift rowboat.
Style: melancholic, touching, realistic, scenic, heartbreaking ...
Plot: love, lighthouse, isolation, ocean or sea, miscarriage, moral dilemma, island, lost child, mother love, childless couple, husband wife relationship, wanting to have children ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, year 1918
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 5.7
 24K
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, obsession, celebrity, artists and showbiz, romance, couples, looking for love, temptation, tarot card, multiple storylines, storytelling, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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