Movies like Bombay

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Bombay (1995)
 8.1
 10K
Bombay (1995)
Original name: பம்பாய்
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A love story of a good-hearted Hindu man and a beautiful devout Muslim woman who leave their village to marry against the wishes of their parents and move to Bombay to start a fresh life. There they have twin sons and a daughter. But turmoil engulfs the happy family when Hindu-Muslim riots break out in Bombay.
Style: tense, sentimental, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic
Plot: forbidden love, journalism, village, twins, politics, family relations, religions or cults, bollywood, love and romance, fall in love, village life, frame up, love affair, social differences, society, couples, political unrest, state affairs, culture clash, family disapproval, separated, romance, love, sea, death ...
Time: year 1993, 1990s, year 1992
Place: india, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and touching films with plots about love and romance, romance, fall in love, couples, love, bollywood and society mostly in Drama, Romance and Musical genres. Some movies like Bombay: 1942: A Love Story (1994), QsQT (1988), A Married Woman (2005), Devdas (2002), Khamoshi: The Musical (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
1942: A Love Story (1994)
Genre: Romance, Action, Drama, Musical
Country: India
Duration: 157 min.
Story: In 1942 the British ruled India, a time when people were either working for the British or rallying for underground meetings and protests against them. Amidst this background, Naren Singh, falls in love with Rajeshwari Pathak. But their romance is ...
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: revolution, british, family in crisis, fall in love, state affairs, love and romance, romance, love affair, orphan, rebelliousness, social differences, society ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: india, asia, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.5
 10K
QsQT (1988)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Both Dhanraj Singh and Randhir Singh are two bitter and old time enemies. They faced a disastrous situation when there children, Raj and Rashmi falls deeply in love. They openly declares there hatred for one another and will do anything in there ...
Style: gloomy, touching, realistic, semi serious, emotional
Plot: forbidden love, bollywood, vengeance, fall in love, couple relations, couples, society, family relations, love affair, romance, love and romance, shot to death ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
A Married Woman (2005)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 130 min.
Story: They fall in love before they know its meaning, Lolita, orphaned at an early age & Shekhar, who reaches out & gives her the security she craves.They share joys & sorrows through childhood & adolescence,unknown to them ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, semi serious, touching, gloomy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: family in crisis, romance, parents and children, friendship, society, true love, childhood sweetheart, social differences, love triangle, rock, love affair, fall in love ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 7.6
 35K
Devdas (2002)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 185 min.
Story: Devdas is sent away by his father so he can improve himself but upon his return his father still doesn’t welcome him back. Devdas and Paro are in love but Paro is a lower caste and is set to be married to an older widower. Devdas is devastated ...
Style: captivating, touching, sentimental, emotional, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: unfulfilled love, love triangle, unfulfillment, forbidden love, love affair, childhood sweetheart, love and romance, couple relations, destiny, fall in love, losing-it hero, self destructing ...
Time: contemporary, 1900s, 21st century, 20th century
Place: india, london, england, asia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Khamoshi: The Musical (1996)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 159 min.
Story: Goa based Joseph Braganza and his wife Flavy, devout Catholics, are both deaf and mute. He makes a living selling soap bars door to door. Flavy gets pregnant and gives birth to a daughter who they name Annie, who can speak and hear much to their ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: pregnancy, religions or cults, meaningful kiss, young lovers, reunion, youth, follow your dream, parents and children, passionate interest, family relations, family life, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Happiness & Tears (2001)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 210 min.
Story: Orthodox Indian, Raichand, would like his two sons to live together with him and his wife, and get married to girls' of his choice. One of his sons, Rahul, is adopted, while Rohan is his real son. Rahul falls in love with a poor Indian girl ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: forbidden love, reunion, reconciliation, family tradition, love and romance, couple relations, estrangement, longing, family conflict, couples, family problems, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.4
 17K
Ram & Leela (2013)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela is an adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, set in violent times.
Style: captivating, serious, touching, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: date night
Plot: bollywood, wooing, love, fall in love, love affair, love and romance, romance, true love, palaces castles and temples, marriage, forbidden love, attempted murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.4
 1K
Kadal (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 165 min.
Story: A wrongdoer is caught red-handed and he is not going to forgive the man who exposed him.
Style: realistic, semi serious
Plot: frame up, priest, fisherman, love, young love, teenage love, fall in love, unfulfillment, teenage life, love and romance, heroes, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Yash Chopra's Veer-Zaara (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 192 min.
Story: The story of the love between Veer Pratap Singh, an Indian, and Zaara Hayaat Khan, a Pakistani...a love so great it knows no boundaries...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, emotional, serious, captivating
Plot: forbidden love, impossible love, prison, courtroom, muslim, rescue, hopes, uncover truth, love affair, romance, false arrest, opposites attract ...
Place: india, pakistan, asia, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Yash Chopra's Moonlight (1989)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 186 min.
Story: Chandni was a blockbuster in 1989 and is one of the most successful films of Indian cinema. The huge profits of this musical brought an end to director Yash Chopra's lean phase. The platinum success of its music was instrumental in ending the ...
Style: serious, emotional, sentimental, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, unfulfilled love, fall in love, bollywood, disability, couples, starting over, true love, social differences, paralysis, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: asia, india, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.3
 7K
Oh, My Love (2007)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Orphaned and homeless Ranbir Raj re-locates to a small town and orders a glass of milk in the RK Bar. He befriends a prostitute by the name of Gulabji, who invites him to spend the night with her, and when he refuses, she re-directs him to Lillian ...
Style: realistic, stylized, serious, sentimental, touching
Plot: romance, friendship, prostitute, lifestyle, bollywood, destiny, idealism, village, haunted by the past, tragic love, society, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.1
 858
Love Sublime (1978)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 172 min.
Story: As Pandit Shyam Sunder prayed in Bhagwan Shivji's temple on the occasion of Janamashtami, his wife gives birth to a daughter, Rupa, and passes away, leaving her child to bear the brunt of being an ill-omen. Years later, Rupa burns her face from ...
Style: sexual, serious, emotional, stylized, realistic
Plot: village, village life, fall in love, parents and children, romance, love and romance, death in the family, couples, looking for love, single parent, bollywood, misfit ...
Time: 70s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Kisna: The Warrior Poet (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 170 min.
Story: The film is set in the India of the tumultuous 1930's when nationalists fighting for the country's independence rose up as one, urging the British to quit. At this time, a young Indian, Kisna befriends and then shields a British girl ...
Style: touching, realistic, captivating, emotional, serious
Plot: love triangle, chase, danger, couples, political unrest, bollywood, woman in danger, social differences, family relations, love and romance, escapades, heroic mission ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: india, new delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.9
 2K
Partition (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, South Africa, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Determined to leave the ravages of war behind, 38 year old Gian Singh resigns from the British Indian Army to a quiet life. His world is soon thrown in turmoil, when he suddenly finds himself responsible for the life of a 17 year old girl, ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, serious, touching, sincere ...
Plot: interracial relations, forbidden love, village life, fall in love, love and romance, couple relations, romance, society, couples, political unrest, village, soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: india, pakistan, asia, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Banaras: A Mystic Love Story (2006)
Genre: Musical, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Banaras: A Mystic Love Story is the name of an Indian Bollywood film directed by Pankaj Parashar released in 2006. The film takes place in the Hindu holy city of Varanasi (the city, once known as Banaras, serves as a destination for the pilgrimage ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: orphan, guru, hinduism, parents and children, romance, love affair, family problems, couples, death in the family, love and romance, fall in love, culture clash ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.4
 2K
Moments (1991)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 187 min.
Story: Viren (Anil Kapoor) who travels to Rajasthan with his governess, affectionately called Dai Jaa (Waheeda Rehman). He meets the beautiful Pallavi (Sridevi) and he instantly falls in love with her. However, she also happens to be older then him, though ...
Style: touching, gloomy, sentimental, emotional, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: unfulfilled love, couples, opposites attract, love affair, romance, fall in love, love and romance, unfulfillment, love triangle, true love, best friend, unrequited love ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, europe, india, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.5
 2K
Umrao Jaan (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Bollywood film about the famous courtesan of the title. Aishwarya Rai stars in the lead role. The film is directed by J.P. Dutta and also stars Shabana Azmi, Sunil Shetty, Abhishek Bachchan, Divya Dutta, Himani Shivpuri and Kulbhushan Kharbanda.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: kidnapping, love and romance, romance, curses spells and rituals, prostitute, social differences, forbidden love, impossible love, society, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, destiny ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 ⇓
53%
Movie in collections
 5.4
 2K
Refugee (2000)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 207 min.
Story: The films tells the story of an un-named Indian Muslim, who helps illegal refugees from both India and Pakistan to cross the border through the Great Rann of Kutch. The film is attributed to have been inspired by the short story "Love Across ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic
Plot: soldier, desert, village life, romance, love and romance, destiny, mistaken identity, bollywood, fall in love, immigrants, parents and children, love affair ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: pakistan, new delhi, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.9
 2K
Lorna Doone (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: The year is 1675. England is threatened by religious and political rivalries. King Charles II's Catholic brother, James, is next in line for the throne, but many Protestants put their faith in Charles' illegitimate son, The Duke of ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: revenge, state affairs, love and romance, romance, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, political unrest, forbidden love, love, politics, rivalry, countryside ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: england, scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.5
 7K
Guide (1965)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 183 min.
Story: After being released from prison for Forgery and Theft, Multi-linguist Raju (Dev Anand) reflects on his life as a Guide; his meeting with the daughter of a prostitute, Rosie (Waheeda Rehman), who was unhappily married to Marco (Kishore Sahu), and ...
Style: realistic, epic, serious
Plot: tour guide, forgery, village, falling in love, infidelity, romance, love and romance, love affair, fall in love, unfulfillment, mistaken identity, bollywood ...
Time: 60s
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.2
 186
Desire (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Musical
Country: India
Duration: 152 min.
Story: A story bout a relationship that's ended. Khwahish traces the sexy, funny and intense relationship of Amar Ranawat(Himanshu Malik) and Lekha Khorzuvekar (Mallika Sherawat) from the time they meet in the last semester of college, their quirky ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, sexual, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, terminal illness, class differences, fall in love, unfulfillment, rich and poor, hopes, young lovers, tragic love, true love, college, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, campus, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
My Heart Is Yours (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 185 min.
Story: Some twenty years ago Sarita promised to raise her husband's love child (Shalu) together with their own daughter (Nimmi). The girls grow up as the best of friends but Sarita has never been able to forgive Shalu her background. It doesn't ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: fall in love, siblings relations, unlikely couple, family in crisis, parents and children, couple relations, true love, romance, love and romance, love affair, unfulfilled love, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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A Thousand Colours (2008)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 169 min.
Story: A son deals with the death of his father and examines how their relationship influences him through growing up, romance, tragedy and adventure.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: family relations, coming of age, love and romance, parents and children, fall in love, couples, youth, tragic love, drug abuse, father son relationship, marriage, death ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 20th century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Cherished Memories (2001)
Genre: Musical, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 171 min.
Story: Raj Singh Puri has a very wealthy friend in Lalit Kumar Malhotra, and his wife, Nalini. After the passing away of his wife, Shalini, Raj has become more dependent on the Malhotras, and they have offered him support and solace in his time of need. ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, realistic
Plot: materialism, win over, family relations, bollywood, young lovers, society, parents and children, fall in love, love and romance, romance, siblings relations, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, india, malaysia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.7
 35K
Rockstar (2011)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 159 min.
Story: An uninhibited youth woos the hottest about-to-be-married college girl. He rises to become a rock-star - then self-destructs.
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional, serious
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: lovers, star, musician's life, love and romance, artists and showbiz, rebellious youth, love, loneliness, terminal illness, rock music, romance, bollywood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, prague
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.7
 2K
Trident (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 167 min.
Story: Vijay Kumar is the illegitimate son of a construction baron, Raj Kumar Gupta and his first love, Shanti, whom he gives up in order to marry a wealthy heiress. Raj does not know of this son, who grows up and after his mother's death comes to ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, captivating, tense, serious
Plot: betrayal, family relations, on the run, vengeance, estrangement, family business, parents and children, love affair, crimes, love and romance, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s
Place: new delhi, india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Raja Hindustani (1996)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 165 min.
Story: This is a story of a handsome young taxi driver, Raja, who falls in love with a beautiful rich girl, Aarti. Despite her family's disapproval Aarti marries Raja and goes to live with him in his village. Aarti's stepmother, uncle and cousin ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: rich and poor, social differences, family relations, fall in love, romance, couples, love and romance, newlyweds, society, love, fight, bollywood ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Straight from the Heart (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India, Hungary
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Indian-based traditional family of Pundit Darbar (Vikram Gokhale) gets a visit from Sameer Rafilini (Salman Khan), from Italy, who has come as a pupil to learn music and singing. Darbar and his family accept him. Sameer meets Nandini (Aishwarya ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, humorous, semi serious, touching ...
Plot: forbidden love, tradition, love triangle, forced marriage, romance, fall in love, unfulfilled love, dishonesty, couple relations, couples, love of one's life, unrequited love ...
Time: 90s
Place: india, asia, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.8
 7K
The Classic (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Shy Ji-hae's friend is having problems expressing her feelings to the boy she loves, so she asks Ji-hae to write e-mails to him in her name. As the boy falls in love with her letters, Ji-hae discovers the story of her mother's romance ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: countryside, blind character, social differences, society, forbidden love, young lovers, love triangle, arranged marriage, youth, diary, family relations, village ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 60s
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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