Movies like Broken English 1996

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Broken English (1996)
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Broken English (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Ivan is the fierce patriarch of a family of Croatian refugees in Auckland. Nina is his daughter, ready to live on her own, despite his angry objections. Eddie is the Maori she takes as her lover. Nina works at a restaurant where Eddie cooks. For a price, she agrees to marry a Chinese, another restaurant employee, so that he (and his Chinese wife) can establish permanent residency. The money gives her the independence she needs to leave her parents' house and move in with Eddie. Complications arise when Eddie realizes the depth of her father's fury and the strength of Nina's family ties.
Style: sexy, sexual, sentimental, serious, realistic, road movie, erotic, harsh, unusual plot structure, bloody ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: interracial relations, culture clash, pregnancy, forbidden love, family relations, restaurant, immigrants, refugee, romance, dysfunctional family, drug dealing, tragic love, parents and children, injustice, life is a bitch, love and romance, family life, infidelity, fall in love, love affair, social differences, society, couples, opposites attract, unlikely couple ...
Time: 90s
Place: new zealand, europe, former yugoslavia, bosnia herzegovina, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, sexy and serious films with plots about love and romance, couples, culture clash, romance, mentor, catastrophe and dialogue mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Broken English: Mississippi Masala (1991), Ae Fond Kiss... (2004), Double Happiness (1994), Jungle Fever (1991), Serenades (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Mississippi Masala (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: An Indian family is expelled from Uganda when Idi Amin takes power. They move to Mississippi and time passes. The Indian daughter falls in love with a black man, and the respective families have to come to terms with it.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, light, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: interracial relations, culture clash, immigrants, romance, racism, love affair, opposites attract, social differences, fall in love, family relations, racial prejudice, family drama ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, africa, india, asia, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Ae Fond Kiss... (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, Germany, Spain, Belgium
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional, serious ...
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Time: 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Double Happiness (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Jade Li is a feisty, 20-something Chinese Canadian, trying to achieve that happy medium between giving in to her parent's wishes and fulfilling her own needs and desires - double happiness. Naturally, something's got to give and when love ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: culture clash, immigrants, family relations, interracial romance, audition, bittersweet, family, social differences, love and romance, fall in love, romance, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.5
 16K
Jungle Fever (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A successful and married black man contemplates having an affair with a white girl from work. He's quite rightly worried that the racial difference would make an already taboo relationship even worse.
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: interracial romance, architect, interracial relations, love affair, infidelity, social differences, romance, couples, society, prejudice, drug abuse, addiction ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, harlem, greenwich village manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 82
Serenades (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A girl is born to an Aboriginal mother and an Afgan father.
Style: serious, touching, captivating, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: interracial relations, culture clash, human spirit, forbidden love, tragic love, youth, true love, injustice, hopes, fall in love, society, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.9
 2K
Rain (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Janey is on vacation with her brother, Jim, mother, Kate, and father Ed, at their beach house on the Mahurangi Peninsual in New Zealand. Ed and Kate, who are on the verge of divorce, sit around in the back yard all day drinking whiskey and Janey and ...
Style: bleak, sincere, sexual, melancholic, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, family problems, parents and children, siblings relations, infidelity, crumbling marriage, love and romance, coming of age, photographer, vacation, boy, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new zealand, australia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A young Englishman is dispatched to Sarawak to become part of the British colonial government. He encounters some unorthodox local traditions, and finds himself faced with tough decisions of the heart involving the beautiful Selima, the unwitting ...
Style: captivating, serious, romantic, erotic, scenic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: forbidden love, romance, opposites attract, love story, jungle, interracial romance, family relations, love and romance, culture clash, master and servant, love affair, impossible love ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: malaysia, england, ireland, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.1
 14K
Dying Young (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After she discovers that her boyfriend has betrayed her, Hilary O'Neil is looking for a new start and a new job. She begins to work as a private nurse for a young man suffering from blood cancer. Slowly, they fall in love, but they always know ...
Style: sentimental, touching, romantic, sad, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, cancer, love story, leukemia, couple relations, life & death, fall in love, human nature, social differences, unfulfillment, parents and children, tragic love ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 5K
Come Undone (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Story of two gorgeous, young French boys who begin a passionate relationship that boils over and threatens to destroy both their lives. Shy Mathieu is 18-years-old and on summer vacation in the south of France. He spends his days lazily sunning ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, emotional, meditative ...
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Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, brittany, frankfurt germany, france, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.2
 31K
Adore (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Lil and Roz are two lifelong friends, having grown up together as neighbors in an idyllic beach town. As adults, their sons have developed a friendship as strong as that which binds their mothers. One summer, all four are confronted by simmering ...
Style: sexy, emotional, captivating, serious, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: forbidden love, love affair, older woman younger man relationship, infidelity, lust, fall in love, older woman younger man sex, sexual relations, sexual tension, dishonesty, parents and children, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, contemplative ...
Plot: culture clash, interracial relations, desert, romance, opposites attract, love affair, unlikely couple, wilderness, couples, isolation, society, journey ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, sydney australia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Scarlet Letter (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Set in puritanical Boston in the mid 1600s, the story of seamstress Hester Prynne, who is outcast after she becomes pregnant by a respected reverend. She refuses to divulge the name of the father, is "convicted" of adultery and forced to ...
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, sexual, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, destructive relationship, interracial relations, pregnancy, extramarital affair, infidelity, romance, repression, social misfits, clergy, adultery, betrayal ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: massachusetts, new england, usa, europe, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Crazy/Beautiful (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
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Style: touching, emotional, realistic, sentimental, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, chick flick
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 102 min.
Story: World War II vet Paul Sutton falls for a pregnant and unwed woman who persuades him -- during their first encounter -- to pose as her husband so she can face her family.
Style: sentimental, touching, uplifting, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
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Plot: family relations, infidelity, love triangle, couples, pregnancy, love affair, fall in love, betrayal, society, haunted by the past, parents and children, dishonesty ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 40s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.9
 7K
Endless Love (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Two young kids fall in love with each other. But the passion is too consuming for the parents of Jade. The parents try to stop them from seeing each other. But when this doesn't work, David burns down the house and is sent away. This ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, intense, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens
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Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Polish Wedding (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The film centers on a big Polish family. Jadzia is the mother and the ruler of the Pzoniak family (she has five children). Though she's happily married to Bolek, she is also having a long-time affair with Roman. Her young daughter Hala is ...
Style: semi serious, touching, sentimental, talky, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, wedding, pregnancy, family relations, children, family life, love affair, romance, couples, dishonesty, youth, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: paris france, detroit, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Solomon & Gaenor (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young Jew in 1911 Wales tries to make his living by selling fabrics door to door, but to do so he must hide his nationality. On one of his sales he meets and falls in love with a demure young woman with a strong-willed father and a Jew-hating ...
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: forbidden love, anti semitism, family relations, couples, life is a bitch, romance, interracial relations, love and romance, culture clash, single parent, opposites attract, bittersweet ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 2K
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young girl from an affluent family rebels and becomes involved with a much older photographer.
Style: sentimental, touching, disturbing, emotional, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, ireland, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.8
 9K
Ask the Dust (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Mexican beauty Camilla hopes to rise above her station by marrying a wealthy American. That is complicated by meeting Arturo Bandini, a first-generation Italian hoping to land a writing career and a blue-eyed blonde on his arm.
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, melancholic, intense ...
Plot: immigrants, interracial relations, love, regret, romance, opposites attract, writer's life, love affair, fall in love, nudity (full frontal - brief), kiss, police ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, italy, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Sabah: A Love Story (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: One day, when Sabah least expects it, she falls in love with the wrong man. She's Muslim, he's not. Unbeknownst to her family, she goes on a whirlwind affair before both culture and love collide.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, culture clash, love affair, social differences, society, opposites attract, couples, family problems, romance, fall in love, family relations, greek ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Personal Velocity (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Three women's escapes from their afflicted lives. Each struggles to flee from the men who confine their personal freedom.
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: family relations, hitchhiker, domestic violence, parents and children, love affair, couple relations, human nature, starting over, couples, destructive relationship, life is a bitch, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harvard university, new york state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.5
 7K
White Palace (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Max Baron is a Jewish advertising executive in his 20s who's still getting over the death of his wife. Nora Baker is a 40-something diner waitress who enjoys the wilder side of life. Mismatched or not, their attraction is instant and ...
Style: sexy, sexual, touching, sentimental, contemplative ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, forbidden love, love, yuppie, advertising executive, waitress, romance, bittersweet, infidelity, love affair, couple relations, society ...
Time: 80s, 1930s, 70s
Place: st. louis missouri, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Movie in collections
Autumn in New York (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Autumn in New York follows the sexual exploits of Will Keane - New York restaurateur, infamous verging-on-50 playboy, master of the no-commitment seduction - until he runs into an unexpected dead end when he meets Charlotte Fielding. Charlotte is ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, romantic, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, true love, terminal illness, couple relations, opposites attract, unlikely couple, womanizer, romance, love, love affair, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.3
 1K
Zebrahead (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Interracial love story set in Detroit.
Style: sincere, bleak, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: interracial relations, high school, forbidden love, couples, young lovers, lifestyle, society, skating, urban, high school life, americana, teenage love ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 70s
Place: detroit, usa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.9
 5K
Besieged (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When an African dictator jails her husband, Shandurai goes into exile in Italy, studying medicine and keeping house for Mr. Kinsky, an eccentric English pianist and composer. She lives in one room of his Roman palazzo. He besieges her with flowers, ...
Style: serious, melancholic, emotional, meditative, stylized ...
Plot: interracial relations, jail, politics, pianist, love, white male black female relationship, fall in love, society, social differences, opposites attract, unrequited love, immigration ...
Time: 90s
Place: rome italy, italy, africa, europe, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Circle of Friends (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, USA, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 'Circle Of Friends' is set in 1950's Ireland. The movie focuses on Benny Hogan and her best friend, Eve Malone. The story centers around Benny and Eve as they enter student life at University College, Dublin. Here Benny and Eve ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, sincere, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: college, pregnancy, small town, romance, coming of age, betrayal, friendship, love affair, college life, youth, orphan, abortion ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.2
 10K
Bella (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An international soccer star is on his way to sign a multimillion dollar contract when something happens that brings his career to an abrupt end. A beautiful waitress, struggling to make it in New York City, discovers something about herself that ...
Style: touching, emotional, uplifting, melancholic, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: pregnancy, lifestyle, love affair, self discovery, family relations, abortion, restaurant, haunted by the past, destiny, beach, soccer, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.5
 4K
Love Jones (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Darius Lovehall is a young black poet in Chicago who starts dating Nina Moseley, a beautiful and talented photographer. While trying to figure out if they've got a "love thing" or are just "kicking it," they hang out with ...
Style: sexy, sentimental, romantic, light, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love affair, friendship, romance, sex, lifestyle, opposites attract, writer's life, african american, honest, infidelity, fall in love, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Two Moon Junction (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young Southern d├ębutante temporarily abandons her posh lifestyle and upcoming, semi-arranged marriage to have a lustful and erotic fling with a rugged drifter who works at a local carnival.
Style: erotic, sexual, sexy, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: sexual relations, infidelity, wedding, family relations, small town, fall in love, romance, power relations, social differences, society, young lovers, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: alabama, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%