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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: atmospheric, philosophical, melancholic, stylized, meditative, touching, scenic, art house, sincere, serious ...
Plot: redemption, teachers and students, guilt, isolation, buddhist monk, buddhism, lust, mentor, human nature, meditation, life changing experience, philosophy, life philosophy, crime and punishment, monk, coming of age, sexuality, suicide, cruelty, anger, life, buddhist, life & death, solitude, 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 serious, realistic, reflective and melancholic films with plots about storytelling, loneliness, redemption, mentor, life & death, dialogue and childhood mostly in Drama, Romance and Mystery genres. Some movies like Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring: The Island (2006), Poetry (2010), Castaway on the Moon (2009), Samsara (2001), 3-Iron (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.0
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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, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: monk, redemption, christian, psychic, god or devil, hopes, monastery, sin, navy, mentor, forgiveness, russian ...
Place: russia
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100%
 7.8
 8K
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: emotional, touching, realistic, sincere, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage rape, loneliness, suicide, poetry, bridge, old woman, aging, unfulfillment, health situation, golden years, family relations, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea, south korea, japan
⇓ 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, offbeat, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: isolation, suicide attempt, loneliness, castaway, island, redemption, wilderness, mentally unstable, photographer, loner, boat, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.8
 7K
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, sexual, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Plot: self discovery, monk, culture clash, temptation, infidelity, buddhist, buddhism, social differences, love triangle, hopes, rich and poor, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, himalaya, tibet, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 8.1
 45K
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, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: destiny, golf, homeless, romance, domestic violence, wife husband relationship, love triangle, jealousy, drifter, invasion, escape, prison ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.6
 266K
Seven Pounds (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An IRS agent with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.
Style: touching, emotional, sad, compassionate, sentimental ...
Plot: redemption, life philosophy, depression, hopes, tragic event, self sacrifice, true love, sacrifice, secret, fall in love, life changing experience, suicidal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: adultery, teachers and students, alcohol abuse, school, youth, hopes, introspection, teacher, friendship, infatuation, teacher student relationship, flirting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 11K
Time (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Japan, South Korea
Duration: 97 min.
Story: To save her relationship, a woman puts herself through extensive plastic surgery.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: obsession, love affair, disappearance, romance, friendship, unfulfillment, couple relations, love and romance, friends, obsessive quest, couples, surgery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: touching, psychological, melancholic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: mental institution, terminal illness, suicide, psychiatrist, starting over, hopes, doctors and patients, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, depression, sex, life, adaptation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, realistic, serious, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: culture clash, desert, romance, opposites attract, isolation, wilderness, society, unlikely couple, love and romance, confined, interracial relations, female partner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: realistic, emotional, bleak, tense, thought provoking ...
Plot: friendship, bully, loneliness, bullying, father son relationship, hospital, divorce, cruelty, teacher, bomb, anger, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sudan, denmark, europe, africa, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.8
 5K
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, psychological, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, self discovery, youth, friends, couples, human nature, fall in love, romance, couple relations, twentysomething life, love and romance, seaside ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france, paris france, normandy, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, realistic, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, youth, prostitute, hanging, friends, teenage life, buddies, couples, opposites attract, city life, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: italy, usa, europe, new york, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, sentimental, emotional, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: prodigy, mathematics, genius, professor, human spirit, ambition, life philosophy, psychologist, university, teachers and students, philosophy, social differences ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: harvard university, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: thought provoking, captivating, serious, atmospheric, psychological
Plot: monastery, orphan, monk, buddhism, buddhist monk, zen, haunted by the past, obsession, young heroes, teachers and students, hopes, parents and children ...
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: infidelity, love affair, loneliness, newspaper, adultery, marriage, forbidden love, extramarital affair, coincidence, neighbor, romance, guilt ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1966, year 1962
Place: hong kong, singapore, asia, shanghai, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.1
 14K
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: touching, serious, sentimental, meditative, dramatic ...
Plot: reincarnation, self discovery, monk, buddhist, teachers and students, religions or cults, family relations, hopes, parents and children, power relations, youth, coming of age ...
Place: tibet, usa, asia, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.2
 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, serious
Plot: boat, ocean or sea, love affair, couples, birthday, isolation, love triangle, fish, fall in love, confined, couple relations, wife husband relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 5.9
 25K
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: serious, stylized, realistic, atmospheric, non-linear ...
Plot: womanizer, romance, love affair, homecoming, crumbling marriage, couple relations, introspection, starting over, love and romance, love triangle, love story, emotionless ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, oklahoma, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, sincere, sad, philosophical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, infidelity, dealing with death, parents and children, couple relations, introspection, unfulfillment, responsibility, farewell, secret love, dishonesty, health situation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.6
 216K
The Reader (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The story of Michael Berg, a German lawyer who, as a teenager in the late 1950s, had an affair with an older woman, Hanna, who then disappeared only to resurface years later as one of the defendants in a war crimes trial stemming from her actions as ...
Style: psychological, bleak, emotional, melancholic, compassionate ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, sexuality, sexual relations, age difference, trial, first love, unlikely couple, female prisoner, guilt, secret, student, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1990s, 1940s ...
Place: germany, europe, israel, west berlin west germany, hamburg germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.8
 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, serious, suspenseful, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: teachers and students, obsession, love and romance, age difference, infidelity, critic, cuban, hedonism, sexual attraction, possessiveness, danger, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, realistic, touching, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: lust, love triangle, obsession, romance, tragic love, unfulfillment, love and romance, unfulfilled love, family relations, forbidden love, couples, love affair ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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The Virgin Suicides (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A group of male friends become obsessed with five mysterious sisters who are sheltered by their strict, religious parents.
Style: emotional, disturbing, atmospheric, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: suicidal, suburban life, teenage life, high school, youth, coming of age, lust, overbearing parent, generation gap, first love, virginity, suicide attempt ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: michigan, yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.1
 78K
Monster's Ball (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Set in the southern USA, a racist white man, Hank, falls in love with a black woman named Leticia. Ironically, Hank is a prison guard working on Death Row who executed Leticia's husband. Hank and Leticia's inter-racial affair leads to ...
Style: emotional, psychological, realistic, sincere, tense ...
Plot: electric chair, racism, anger, eviction, waitress, redemption, blacks and whites, hopes, love and romance, interracial relations, suicide, prison ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Lovers of the Arctic Circle (1998)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Otto and Ana are kids when they meet each other. Their names are palindromes. They meet by chance, people are related by chance. A story of circular lives, with circular names, and a circular place (Círculo polar) where the day never ends in the ...
Style: clever, realistic, touching, sentimental, tense ...
Plot: coincidence, destiny, coming of age, pilot, snow, romance, youth, friends, step siblings, young lovers, human nature, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: scandinavia, australia, finland, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, gloomy, offbeat, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, isolation, estrangement, insomnia, masturbation, death in the family, dull life, urban, lifestyle, human nature, misfit, meaningful kiss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, asia, paris france, taipei, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Hanging Garden (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: William, a once obese and troubled teen, goes back to his family's home after being gone, without word, for ten years and finds it (and his family) haunted with his past. He had moved to the city and become a fit, well-adjusted gay man, but ...
Style: realistic, captivating, sincere, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, gay, suicide, hanging, youth, homecoming, lgbt, gays and lesbians, family life, teenage life, gender ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, nova scotia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.1
 12K
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, realistic, sexual, touching, captivating
Plot: prostitute, murder, coming of age, police officer, unfulfillment, parents and children, love and romance, crimes, youth, vengeance, virginity, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, germany, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Light Between Oceans (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, New Zealand, USA, India
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, scenic, heartbreaking, touching, compassionate ...
Plot: miscarriage, moral dilemma, isolation, island, mother love, husband wife relationship, wanting to have children, adoption, kidnapping, redemption, love, motherhood ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, year 1918
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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