Tags: movies similar to Poetry (2010) - full list
|Characters||Samurai, Terminally ill, Widows|
|Plot||Loneliness, Meaning of life|
|Place||Japan, Office, Asia|
|Style||To cry, Soulful, Atmospheric, Touching, Serious|
Kanji Watanabe is a middle-aged man who has worked in the same monotonous bureaucratic position for decades. Learning he has cancer, he starts to look for the meaning of his life.
|Plot||On real events|
|Style||To cry, Soulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Fancy|
Based on the true story of Benjamin Prufer and Sreykeo Solvan. The unexpected and uncertain love story of Sreykeo, a 21 year old bar girl in Phnom Penh and Ben, a young German student traveling to Cambodia on a post graduation summer trip. When Ben returns home to Germany he discovers that Sreyko is sick and he takes on the responsibility to save her. On the way he discovers a world where not everyone is dealt the same cards and where motivations are not always pure.
|Characters||Friends, Poets, Artists|
|Style||To cry, Soulful, Touching, Serious|
The fashionable Hye-joo is focused on her career at a brokerage house. She's making a decent living, but her co-workers look down on her. Tae-hee is sick of living under the thumb of her domineering father. She spends her time doing volunteer work for a poet with cerebral palsy. Sullen Ji-young lives in poverty with her grandparents and struggles to find work. The girls, close friends in high school, find themselves drifting apart as their adult lives begin to take shape.
|Characters||Teens, Snipers, Childrens, Friends, Hunters|
|Plot||Travel, Obsession, Friendship, First love, Cheating|
|Style||Action, To cry, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Tense|
Two boys find a fugitive hiding out on an island in the Mississippi River and form a pact to help him reunite with his lover and escape.
|Plot||Love, Loneliness, Death, Religious, Depression|
|Style||Psychological problems, Soulful, Fascinating, Tense, Touching|
Judas, a seasoned thief, finds himself in the market square where Christ is giving a sermon and his apostles are collecting alms. He follows them and steals their money, only to be caught red-handed. Nevertheless, the Teacher forgives him. What is more, He invites the thief to become one of His followers and offers him a position as the group’s treasurer. Shocked by Christ’s unexpected offer, Judas decides to join the apostles, if only to figure out what is going on. He gradually starts to comprehend Christ’s message, but feels that the apostles are blindly following their teacher. Judas argues with them, and tries to defend his right to divine the truth of God. But when he fails to make them understand, he realizes that Christ’s teachings may sink into oblivion without benefiting humanity. His solution is to betray Christ. “By killing a man, have I not saved a God?”
|Genre||drama, military, history|
|Characters||Friends, Fathers, Nurses|
|Plot||War, Friendship, Pursuit|
|Style||To cry, Fascinating, Epic, Touching, Serious|
Korea, 1950. A child's vow to take care of his family marks the beginning of a lifelong promise spanning sixty years.
|Genre||melodrama, drama, biography|
|Characters||Writers, Terminally ill, Poets|
|Plot||On real events, Friendship|
|Style||To cry, Cute, Soulful, Touching, Heartbreaking|
C.S. Lewis, a world-renowned writer and professor, leads a passionless life until he meets spirited poet Joy Gresham
|Style||Action, To cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Gloomy|
Two estranged brothers are brought together when they have opposite roles in a racist beating: while Georgi who's recently joined a neo-nazi group participates in the violence, Hristo witnesses and rescues a Turkish family. Only by reuniting will the two brothers be able to assess what they really want from life.
|Characters||Friends, Losers, Terminally ill|
|Plot||Loneliness, Mental disorders|
|Style||Soulful, Gloomy, Touching, Serious|
Albany, New York, Halloween, 1938. Francis Phelan and Helen Archer are bums, back in their birth city. She was a singer on the radio, he a major league pitcher. Death surrounds them: she's sick, a pal has cancer, he digs graves at the cemetery and visits the grave of his infant son whom he dropped; visions of his past haunt him, including ghosts of two men he killed. That night, out drinking, Helen tries to sing at a bar. Next day, Fran visits his wife and children and meets a grandson. He could stay, but decides it's not for him. Helen gets their things out of storage and finds a hotel. Amidst their mistakes and dereliction, the film explores their code of fairness and loyalty.
|Genre||melodrama, drama, biography, history|
|Country||France, United Kingdom, Thailand|
|Plot||On real events, Revolution, Political, Elections|
|Style||To cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching, Serious|
The story of Aung San Suu Kyi as she becomes the core of Burma's democracy movement, and her relationship with her husband, writer Michael Aris.
|Genre||thriller, drama, crime|
|Characters||Disabled people, Losers|
|Plot||On real events, Death|
|Place||School, Asia, Korea, Small cities|
|Style||Gloomy, Depressive, Serious|
Based on actual events that took place at Gwangju Inhwa School for the hearing-impaired, where young deaf students were the victims of repeated sexual assaults by faculty members over a period of five years in the early 2000s.
|Genre||melodrama, drama, crime, military|
|Time||World War II|
|Style||Action, To cry, Touching, Serious|
A 12-year-old Jewish boy hides with a family of Catholic peasant farmers to escape the Nazis.
|Characters||Thieves, Disabled people, Losers|
|Style||Psychological problems, Soulful, Touching, Serious|
Oasis is a love story of two young people abandoned by families. A young man released from prison visits the widow of the man he killed drunk-driving. There he meets her daughter, wheelchair bound with cerebral palsy. Will these two lost people find a way to make their relationship work?
|Genre||action, drama, history|
|Plot||Adventure, Martial Arts, Revenge, Fight, Martial Arts|
|Style||Fascinating, Epic, Serious|
Set in the 19th century, when lowly butcher Dol Moo-Chi refuses to carry out an assignment, his failure causes tragedy to unfold upon his family and himself. As Dol Moo-Chi is about to be executed, a group of righteous thieves known as Kundo arrive.
|Country||France, Austria, Germany|
|Characters||Disabled people, Friends|
|Plot||Love, Loneliness, Death|
|Style||Romantic, To cry, Soulful, Philosophical, Fascinating|
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.
|Genre||melodrama, drama, military, biography|
|Plot||On real events|
|Time||World War II|
|Style||Romantic, To cry, Soulful, By books, Fascinating|
Waldemar Nods, a young man from Suriname, meets the older Dutch woman Rika van der Lans and they fall in love. In pre-WWII Netherlands they could not be more different. The one black, the other white, 17 years between them and on top of that Rika already has four children with another man. They love each other, but then Rika appears to be pregnant...
|Style||Soulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Gloomy, Serious|
A drama set at a Swiss ski resort and centered on a boy who supports his sister by stealing from wealthy guests.
|Style||Soulful, Atmospheric, Fancy, Gloomy, Makes me think|
About existence from the perspective of 20 nameless black females. Each of the women portray one of the characters represented in the collection of twenty poems, revealing different issues that impact women in general and women of color in particular.
|Characters||Nuns, Terminally ill|
|Style||Soulful, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Serious|
The story revolves around Rahul Singh (John Abraham), a compulsive gambler who wins Rs. 20 million from a bet and throws a party to celebrate. Everyone has a good time drinking and partying till late night during which Rahul proposes to Nafisa (Sonal Sehgal). He announces their engagement to all present, then collapses on the floor. In hospital, he learns that he has only 90 days to live. Wanting to make the most of his last days, he leaves everything behind and moves into a soothing hospice. The inmates he meets change his outlook on life. As his relationships grow with each one of them, Rahul tries to rise above his own needs and live life to the fullest, learning from the courage of those around him.
|Plot||Obsession, Loneliness, Shopping|
|Style||Soulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Gloomy, Serious|
When technical illustrator Tony Takitani asks his wife to resist her all-consuming obsession for designer clothes, the consequences are tragic.
|Genre||thriller, melodrama, drama, crime|
|Characters||Mafia, Gangsters, Yakuza, Terminally ill|
|Style||Action, To cry, Heavy, Touching, Depressive|
A police officer leaves the force in the face of harrowing personal and professional difficulties. Spiraling into a depression, he makes questionable decisions.
|Characters||Family, Friends, Architects|
|Style||To cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Makes me think, Touching|
Through a series of flashbacks, four young chinese women born in America and their respective mothers born in feudal China, explore their past. This search will help them understand their difficult mother/daughter relationship.
|Characters||Friends, Terminally ill, Maids|
|Style||To cry, Touching, Serious|
It’s a sweltering summer, but Jung-won, a terminally ill, thirty-something photographer, is already in the winter of his life when he begins a tentative romance with a young traffic cop who doesn’t know about his condition. Is their relationship doomed before it even begins?
|Country||China, Hong Kong|
|Place||Village, China, Asia, Small cities|
|Style||Romantic, To cry, Soulful, Gloomy, Touching|
A town in Fengjie county is gradually being demolished and flooded to make way for the Three Gorges Dam. A man and woman visit the town to locate their estranged spouses, and become witness to the societal changes.
|Country||Israel, Germany, France|
|Characters||Terrorists, Lawyers, Soldier, Widows|
|Plot||On real events, Loneliness, Political|
|Place||Village, Russia, Israel|
|Style||To cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Gloomy, Makes me think|
Salma Zidane, a widow, lives simply from her grove of lemon trees in the West Bank's occupied territory. The Israeli defence minister and his wife move next door, forcing the Secret Service to order the trees' removal for security. The stoic Salma seeks assistance from the Palestinian Authority, Israeli army, and a young attorney, Ziad Daud, who takes the case. In this allegory, does David stand a chance against Goliath?
|Genre||thriller, drama, adventure, crime, detective|
|Country||United Kingdom, Brazil, Germany|
|Style||To cry, By books, Fascinating, Touching, Serious|
Set in Brazil, three kids who make a discovery in a garbage dump soon find themselves running from the cops and trying to right a terrible wrong.
|Plot||On real events, Adoption, Rivalry|
|Place||California, New York, Los Angeles|
|Style||To cry, Soulful, Atmospheric, Makes me think, Touching|
At the lowest point of his life, Richie gets a call from his estranged sister, asking him to look after his nine-year old niece, Sophia, for a few hours.
|Characters||Psychologists, Businessmen, Cyclists|
|Plot||Drug addict, Fate|
|Style||Soulful, By books, Gloomy, Touching, Serious|
The destinies of two families are irrevocably tied together after a cyclist is hit off the road by a jeep in the night before Christmas Eve.
|Style||To cry, Soulful, Gloomy, Touching, Serious|
Danny, dying of Aids, returns home for his last months. Always close to his mother, they share moments of openness that tend to shut out Danny's father and his sister.