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

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

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out thought provoking, serious, realistic and visually appealing films with plots about loneliness, storytelling, bittersweet, existentialism, life & death, life philosophy and obsession mostly in Drama, Romance and Adventure genres. Some movies like Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring: Samsara (2001), The Island (2006), Her (2013), The Fountain (2006), Good Will Hunting (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Samsara (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: India, Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 145 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: monk, self discovery, buddhism, human nature, social differences, culture clash, lifestyle, monastery, rich and poor, society, hopes, 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, philosophical, cerebral, breathtaking, meditative ...
Plot: redemption, monk, religion, christian, loneliness, life philosophy, hopes, psychic, solitude, sin, forgiveness, god or devil ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
100%
 7.2
 229K
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, philosophical, melancholic, atmospheric ...
Plot: immortality, metaphysics, queen, death, reincarnation, tragic love, terminal illness, love of one's life, loneliness, cancer, loss of loved one, tree ...
Time: future, 16th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe, latin america, central america, guatemala
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, uplifting, psychological, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: prodigy, mathematics, genius, life philosophy, university, existentialism, professor, philosophy, dedicated educator, ambition, human spirit, psychiatrist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: harvard university, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 11K
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, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage rape, loneliness, poetry, introspection, life is a bitch, society, juvenile delinquency, grandparent and grandchild, old woman, terminal illness, suicide, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: korea, japan, asia, south korea
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100%
 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: manhattan new york city, new york
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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, humorous, sincere, uplifting ...
Audience: date night
Plot: suicide attempt, loneliness, isolation, castaway, island, redemption, wilderness, society, human nature, rescue, self discovery, irony ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea, seoul, south korea, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 8.0
 51K
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, contemplative, melancholic, meditative, lyrical ...
Plot: golf, destiny, homeless, romance, domestic violence, jealousy, love triangle, drifter, invasion, escape, husband wife relationship, prison ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, seoul, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.8
 5K
The Way Home (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The story begins on a fine summers morning, when San-woo and his mother board a bus to the country. It is soon clear that the unsophisticated rural passengers annoy the seven-year-old urban boy. His mother is taking him to live with his 78-year-old ...
Style: touching, sentimental, rough, thought provoking, stylized ...
Audience: kids
Plot: grandmother grandson relationship, parents and children, generation gap, friendship, family relations, village life, village, coming of age, grandparent grandchild relationship, childhood, love, life & death ...
Time: contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea, tokyo, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 9K
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: bleak, disturbing, psychological, rough, melancholic ...
Plot: eroticism, obsession, obsessive love, pimp, prostitution, fall in love, frame up, love, sexual abuse, bad guy, jealousy, explicit sex ...
Time: contemporary
Place: seoul, south korea, tokyo
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25%
 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, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love affair, obsession, existentialism, romance, unfulfillment, disappearance, women, paranoia, self discovery, prejudice, memory, character study ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teachers and students, alcohol abuse, adultery, teacher, school, teacher student relationship, hopes, youth, introspection, friendship, rafting, infatuation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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: captivating, sincere, atmospheric, emotional, stylized ...
Plot: culture clash, interracial relations, desert, romance, love affair, unlikely couple, opposites attract, couples, wilderness, isolation, society, journey ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, sydney australia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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 ⇓
21%
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, death in the family, lifestyle, unfulfillment, estrangement, french, insomnia, father son relationship, drinking, drinking alcohol, city life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, japan, asia, paris france, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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 ⇓
20%
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, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, infidelity, dealing with death, parents and children, unfulfillment, introspection, farewell, secret love, health situation, dishonesty, love and romance, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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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, thought provoking, gloomy, disturbing ...
Plot: bully, friendship, father son relationship, loneliness, bomb, divorce, bullying, moral dilemma, marital problem, anger, small town, refugee camp ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sudan, denmark, europe, africa, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.1
 11K
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, humorous, touching ...
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, isolation, confined, love affair, fall in love, love triangle, couple relations, couples, age difference, love and romance, boat, girl man relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.9
 93K
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: philosophical, sincere, emotional, compassionate, suspense ...
Plot: elderly, elderly lovers, death, aging, illness, love, daughter, nurse, husband wife relationship, fighting illness, nursing, supportive spouse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 8.5
 232K
Cinema Paradiso (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village's theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater's projectionist.
Style: uplifting, touching, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: childhood, haunted by the past, coming of age, first love, filmmaking, village, friendship, censorship, movie theatre, funeral, generation gap, child's point of view ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, twentieth century, 80s
Place: sicily, italy, europe, rome italy, sicily italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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: captivating, sentimental, atmospheric, philosophical, dramatic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: impossible love, love and romance, life philosophy, true love, tragic love, life & death, existentialism, child as adult, aging, odd, adult as child, journey ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 1930s, 1920s, 20th century ...
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana, pearl harbor, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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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 ⇓
19%
 7.3
 21K
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, serious, touching, meditative, thought provoking ...
Plot: love affair, writer's life, fall in love, wedding anniversary, art, lifestyle, romance, age difference, husband wife relationship, estranged father, love and romance, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, tuscany, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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, clever, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, society, romance, youth, opposites attract, bittersweet, urban, city life, teenage life, prostitute, lifestyle ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, italy, europe, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.6
 16K
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: 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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, contemplative, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: buddhism, mountain, orphan, monk, monastery, zen, buddhist monk, human spirit, haunted by the past, redemption, supernatural ability, society ...
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
Yi Yi: A One and a Two... (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan, Japan
Duration: 173 min.
Story: Each member of a family in Taipei asks hard questions about life's meaning as they live through everyday quandaries.
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, lyrical, depressing ...
Plot: midlife crisis, wedding, lovers reunited, first love, dysfunctional family, coma, family, infidelity, introspection, family values, love and romance, human nature ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, taipei, asia, tokyo, taiwan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 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 ⇓
18%