Past Lives is a romantic drama movie written and directed by Celine Song. The A24 film follows the story of two childhood friends, who get separated as one of them moves out of South Korea, but decades later they meet again for a fateful week in which they ruminate about love and the choices they made in their lives. Past Lives stars Teo Yoo and Greta Lee in the lead roles of Hae Sung and Nora. So, if you loved the romantic drama film here are some similar movies you could check out next.
Lost in Translation (Netflix & Rent on Prime Video)
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Before Midnight (Max & Prime Video Add-On)
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Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Hulu & Rent on Prime Video)
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