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Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003)
 8.1
 69K
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, stylized, melancholic, meditative, touching, scenic, philosophical, serious, art house, realistic ...
Plot: teachers and students, lust, isolation, buddhist monk, redemption, buddhism, monk, human nature, guilt, philosophy, mentor, life changing experience, crime and punishment, meditation, life philosophy, life, life & death, solitude, existentialism, character study, buddhist, coming of age, runaway, first love, sexuality ...
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, realistic, touching and melancholic films with plots about love and romance, mentor, storytelling, loneliness, redemption, life philosophy and runaway mostly in Drama, Romance and Adventure genres. Some movies like Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring: Poetry (2010), Samsara (2001), Castaway on the Moon (2009), Seven Pounds (2008), 3-Iron (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, realistic, touching, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: poetry, loneliness, teenage rape, old woman, bridge, suicide, aging, elderly, golden years, human nature, introspection, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, south korea
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 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, atmospheric, gloomy, sexual ...
Plot: infidelity, monk, culture clash, human nature, self discovery, love triangle, rich and poor, social differences, hopes, society, social relations, monastery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, himalaya, tibet, india
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57%
The Geographer Drank His Globe Away (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
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: gloomy, serious, stylized, realistic
Plot: teachers and students, river, camping, teaching, school, introspection, high school, self discovery, schoolboy, canoe, wife, alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ 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, offbeat, semi serious, uplifting ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, isolation, suicide attempt, castaway, island, redemption, wilderness, social misfits, voyeurism, fall in love, urban, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 7.6
 260K
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, hopes, life philosophy, life changing experience, sacrifice, suicidal, self sacrifice, tragic event, depression, true love, fall in love, secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: atmospheric, serious, captivating, thought provoking, psychological
Plot: buddhism, zen, buddhist monk, monastery, orphan, monk, clergy, young heroes, isolation, mountain, spiritualism, human nature ...
Place: korea, asia
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42%
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 44K
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: stylized, serious, touching, realistic, tense ...
Plot: destiny, golf, love affair, unsupportive spouse, homeless, family life, young lovers, prison, drifter, romance, domestic violence, invasion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, seoul
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41%
 8.0
 10K
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, serious, realistic, philosophical, meditative ...
Plot: monk, redemption, psychic, god or devil, mentor, loneliness, monastery, navy, supernatural ability, hopes, forgiveness, christian ...
Place: russia
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37%
 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: serious, realistic
Plot: boat, ocean or sea, love triangle, love and romance, age difference, little girl, wife husband relationship, couples, couple relations, love affair, isolation, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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, atmospheric, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: love affair, obsession, romance, disappearance, friendship, couple relations, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, obsessive quest, friends, identity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, korea
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36%
 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, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: teachers and students, obsession, love and romance, age difference, danger, couples, infidelity, sexual attraction, critic, possessiveness, hedonism, cuban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Light Between Oceans (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, New Zealand, USA
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: serious, scenic, heartbreaking, touching, melancholic ...
Plot: moral dilemma, kidnapping, husband wife relationship, wanting to have children, miscarriage, redemption, isolation, love, island, motherhood, mother love, infertility ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s, year 1918
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Sentimental Education (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Sentimental Education centers on the unique relationship between Áurea, a lonely 40 year old teacher, and a young man she has just met by chance – one of these encounters which mythology and literature are full of. A delicate soul who finds ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, emotional, stylized ...
Plot: teachers and students, power relations, forbidden love, love and romance, brother sister incest, incest, spirituality, trio, education, implied incest, mysticism, philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, suicide, terminal illness, starting over, psychiatrist, hopes, doctors and patients, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, depression, life, adaptation, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: serious, emotional, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: lust, love triangle, obsession, romance, love affair, love and romance, couples, forbidden love, tragic love, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: atmospheric, emotional, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: suicidal, suburban life, teenage life, virginity, suicide attempt, first sex, youth, high school, coming of age, innocence lost, suicide, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: michigan, yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, France, Germany, India
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jamal Malik is an impoverished Indian teen who becomes a contestant on the Hindi version of ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’ but, after he wins, he is suspected of cheating.
Style: touching, serious, uplifting, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: orphan, destiny, true love, against the odds, life is a bitch, society, street kid, poverty, childhood, human spirit, cheating, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, year 2005 ...
Place: india, asia, mumbai india, taj mahal
⇓ 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: emotional, realistic, bleak, serious, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, bully, kids in trouble, hospital, loneliness, small town, moral dilemma, dysfunctional family, marital problem, anger, bomb, cruelty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe, africa, sudan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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, serious, realistic, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: culture clash, desert, romance, unlikely couple, love, wilderness, isolation, society, couples, opposites attract, interracial relations, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, sydney australia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: coming of age, obsessive quest, wilderness, self discovery, fall in love, isolation, escapades, love and romance, youth, solitude, skinny dipping, first love ...
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, serious, realistic, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, isolation, urban, unfulfillment, human nature, death in the family, dull life, estrangement, city life, misfit, insomnia, meaningful kiss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: taiwan, asia, hong kong, paris france, taipei ...
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26%
 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: sexual, serious, realistic, captivating, touching
Plot: prostitute, police officer, coming of age, murder, vengeance, redemption, catholicism, pimp, forgiveness, violence, revenge, double life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, germany, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, serious, atmospheric, realistic, clever ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, friends, romance, buddies, prostitute, opposites attract, urban, teenage life, city life, love and romance, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, usa, italy, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A sweeping romantic epic set in Japan in the years before World War II, a penniless Japanese child is torn from her family to work as a maid in a geisha house.
Style: serious, sentimental, sexy, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: rivalry, love and romance, mentor, uninhibited rivalry, destiny, social differences, unfulfilled love, cinderella story, geisha, rise to the top, women, japanese culture ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.2
 96K
The Dreamers (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young American studying in Paris in 1968 strikes up a friendship with a French brother and sister. Set against the background of the '68 Paris student riots.
Style: erotic, sexual, atmospheric, serious, sexy ...
Plot: incest, sexuality, love and romance, sexual relations, friends, rebelliousness, protest, youth, desire, rebellion, lovers, love triangle ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1968
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
An Unfinished Life (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Stoic and heartbroken, Einar Gilkyson quietly lives in the rugged Wyoming ranchlands alongside his only trusted friend, Mitch Bradley. Then, suddenly, the woman he blames for the death of his only son arrives at his door broke, desperate, and with a ...
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, realistic, dramatic ...
Plot: starting over, redemption, sheriff, countryside, hopes, farm, friendship, cowboy, bully, single parent, violence against women, grandparent grandchild relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: wyoming, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.5
 836
Engel & Joe (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A love story of a 17 year old punk-rocker and a 15 year old runaway girl.
Style: atmospheric, talky, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: youth, punk, love and romance, prison, baby, puberty, runaway, love of one's life, becoming an adult, street kid, family relations, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.0
 4K
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, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: singing in a car, prison guard, snowball fight, surveillance camera, love affair, confined, prison, love and romance, infidelity, prison life, estrangement, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Nobody's Daughter Haewon (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Haewon, a college student, wants to end her secret affair with her professor, Seongjun. Feeling depressed after bidding farewell to her mother who is set to immigrate to Canada the next day, Haewon seeks out Seongjun again after a long time. That ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: forbidden love, college life, daughter, professor, student life, college, love and romance, youth
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating, touching ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, gay, coming of age, gays and lesbians, suicide, youth, homecoming, hanging, drugs/alcohol, family life, lgbt, hometown ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, nova scotia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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