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: sexual, sentimental, serious, realistic, sexy, road movie, erotic, harsh, bloody, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: culture clash, pregnancy, forbidden love, restaurant, refugee, romance, dysfunctional family, family relations, drug dealing, tragic love, parents and children, injustice, life is a bitch, interracial relations, love and romance, family life, infidelity, fall in love, love affair, social differences, society, couples, immigrants, opposites attract, unlikely couple ...
Time: 90s
Place: new zealand, former yugoslavia, europe, bosnia herzegovina, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, emotional, melancholic and serious films with plots about couples, love and romance, culture clash, romance, mentor, relationships and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Broken English: Mississippi Masala (1991), Double Happiness (1994), Dying Young (1991), The Sleeping Dictionary (2003), Ae Fond Kiss... (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Mississippi Masala (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, touching, light, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: culture clash, immigrants, romance, racism, love affair, opposites attract, social differences, fall in love, racial prejudice, family drama, stereotypes, honest ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Double Happiness (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
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Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, reflective ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 90s
Place: canada, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.0
 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, love story, cancer, couple relations, social differences, human nature, parents and children, unfulfillment, leukemia, tragic love, father son relationship, nurse ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
The Sleeping Dictionary (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
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Style: captivating, erotic, romantic, scenic, serious ...
Plot: forbidden love, romance, love story, opposites attract, jungle, love and romance, culture clash, master and servant, love affair, family relations, impossible love, love ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: malaysia, mine, england, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Ae Fond Kiss... (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, Germany, Spain, Belgium
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young man upsets his Punjabi family when he falls in love with an Irish schoolteacher.
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, serious, intense ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
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Place: scotland, manchester, pakistan, glasgow scotland, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.9
 2K
Rain (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: sexual, bleak, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, romance, unfulfillment, parents and children, crumbling marriage, teenage life, couple relations, love and romance, family relations, youth ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new zealand, australia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 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, emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: interracial romance, architect, love affair, infidelity, social differences, romance, couples, society, prejudice, drug abuse, addiction, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.7
 5K
Come Undone (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: sentimental, sincere, touching, meditative, sexual ...
Plot: gay, coming out, depression, beach, teenage life, love affair, youth, romance, dysfunctional family, gay teenager, couple relations, fall in love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.2
 30K
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Country: Australia, France
Duration: 112 min.
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Audience: girls' night, chick flick
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
A Walk in the Clouds (1995)
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 ⇓
60%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: semi serious, touching, sentimental, realistic, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, pregnancy, wedding, children, family life, romance, love affair, youth, dishonesty, couples, coming of age, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: paris france, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.0
 2K
Guinevere (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: realistic, humorous, clever, semi serious, touching ...
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Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: clever, serious, emotional, gloomy, sentimental ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.5
 7K
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⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.9
 7K
Endless Love (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
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Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, intense, sexual ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
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Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: sentimental, touching, romantic, sexy, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Crazy/Beautiful (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
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Style: touching, emotional, realistic, sentimental, intense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.2
 10K
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.0
 738
Déjà Vu (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: L.A. shop owner Dana and Englishman Sean meet and fall in love at first sight, but Sean is married and Dana is to marry her business partner Alex.
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, romantic, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: destiny, love, infidelity, pin, stranger, ruby, romance, love triangle, opposites attract, couple relations, unfulfillment, love and romance ...
Place: israel, europe, middle east, london, tel aviv israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Governess (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
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Style: enigmatic, emotional, serious, scenic, colourful ...
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Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 1800s
Place: scotland, england, london, europe, oxford university ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Nights in Rodanthe (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, romantic, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: psychological, serious, sincere, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: hitchhiker, pregnancy, youth, domestic violence, self discovery, starting over, love affair, destructive relationship, life is a bitch, parents and children, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, india, manhattan new york city, haiti ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Once Upon a Time in Rio (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Situated just above the awe-inspiring Ipanema beach in Rio is the Cantagalo slum. Every day, floods of Cantagalo residents make their way down the mountain, only to disappear into their surroundings as part of the invisible working-class that cleans ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional, serious ...
Plot: love, love and romance, parents and children, romance, social differences, forbidden love, fall in love, rich and poor, life is a bitch, family relations, couples, gun ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, rio de janeiro, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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, realistic, tense
Plot: coming of age, injustice, true love, tragic love, society, forbidden love, couples, pregnancy, family relations, youth, human spirit, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.5
 13K
Evening (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 117 min.
Story: As Constance (Natasha Richardson) and Nina (Toni Collette) gather at the deathbed of their mother, Ann (Vanessa Redgrave), they learn for the first time that their mother lived an entire other lifetime during one evening 50 years ago. In vivid ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: wedding, friendship, love triangle, romance, regret, haunted by the past, power of love, unfulfillment, love affair, new love, mother, summer ...
Time: 50s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 1950s
Place: rhode island, usa, england
⇓ 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: love, regret, romance, interracial relations, immigrants, opposites attract, writer's life, fall in love, love affair, passion, beach, police ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 19th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, italy, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Alice and Martin (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 124 min.
Story: At the age of 20, Martin leaves his home town and comes to Paris, where he fortunately becomes a model by chance. He meets Alice, his brother's friend, and falls in love with her. They start a passionate relationship, although Martin remains ...
Style: psychological, realistic, touching, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: male model, romance, love and romance, gays and lesbians, fall in love, parents and children, couple relations, pregnancy, haunted by the past, family relations, on the run, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Late August, Early September (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A story about the transition from late youth to early maturity, the film follows several friends and lovers as they come to make decisions on how to live their lives--getting a job more in harmony with ones ideals, committing to a lover, giving up a ...
Style: talky, psychological, emotional, serious, meditative ...
Plot: friendship, midlife crisis, love and romance, couple relations, romance, human nature, couples, drinking, depression, betrayal, older man younger woman relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, tokyo, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%