Movies like Bombay

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Bombay (1995)
 8.1
 11K
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, controversial
Plot: twins, forbidden love, journalism, village, romance, 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, culture clash, separated, family disapproval, state affairs, hate, bittersweet, love ...
Time: 90s, 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, touching and emotional films with plots about love and romance, romance, fall in love, society, bollywood, family relations and love mostly in Drama, Romance and Musical genres. Some movies like Bombay: QsQT (1988), 1942: A Love Story (1994), Paruthiveeran (2007), A Married Woman (2005), Ram & Leela (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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: touching, emotional, semi serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: forbidden love, family relations, bollywood, love and romance, fall in love, love affair, couples, couple relations, romance, vengeance, society, young love ...
Time: 80s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: rebellion, revolution, british, revolutionary, society, tragic love, rebelliousness, young lovers, social differences, small town life, political unrest, state affairs ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: india, europe, england, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Paruthiveeran (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 162 min.
Story: A village tough finally succumbs to the unconditional love of his angelic cousin, but his romance faces insurmountable challenges, including family opposition and his own delinquent personality.
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic, emotional
Plot: forbidden love, village, love affair, parents and children, fall in love, romance, arranged marriage, bollywood, vengeance, misfit, love and romance, village life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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, realistic, touching, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: true love, fall in love, couple relations, friendship, couples, family relations, family problems, bollywood, love triangle, childhood sweetheart, family in crisis, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 18K
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: serious, touching, captivating, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: date night
Plot: bollywood, wooing, fall in love, love affair, love, forbidden love, marriage, romance, true love, love and romance, death of lover, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
India: A Love Story (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Story: The daughter of a traditional, rich Indian family falls in love for a Dalit, and "untouchable" man.
Style: sentimental, touching, captivating, uplifting, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: forbidden love, family problems, couples, couple relations, romance, social differences, love and romance, culture clash, lovers apart, society, fall in love, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, brazil, latin america, taj mahal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, bollywood, family tradition, reconciliation, estrangement, longing, love and romance, couple relations, family conflict, family problems, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 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: semi serious, realistic, romantic, captivating
Plot: frame up, teenage love, love, priest, young love, teenage life, clergy, starting over, love and romance, romance, fall in love, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Movie in collections
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: touching, realistic, emotional, serious
Plot: pregnancy, romance, mute or deaf, love and romance, family, fall in love, hopes, family in crisis, disability, follow your dream, parents and children, young lovers ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: captivating, atmospheric, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: forbidden love, impossible love, rescue, prison, bollywood, muslim, opposites attract, love affair, uncover truth, false accusation, against the odds, social differences ...
Place: india, pakistan, asia, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.6
 37K
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: touching, sentimental, captivating, saga, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: unfulfilled love, love triangle, unfulfillment, forbidden love, love affair, love and romance, couple relations, self destructing, family relations, destiny, fall in love, alcohol abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 1900s, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: india, london, asia, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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, emotional, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: chase, love triangle, forbidden love, social differences, woman in danger, family relations, fall in love, romance, couple relations, society, political unrest, state affairs ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 40s
Place: india, new delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: sentimental, serious, emotional, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love triangle, wedding, love affair, unfulfilled love, love and romance, fall in love, romance, couples, social differences, starting over, disability, bittersweet ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: asia, india, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 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: touching, sentimental, serious, stylized, realistic
Plot: romance, friendship, love and romance, couple relations, love affair, fall in love, couples, tragic love, destiny, small town life, hopes, idealism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 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: realistic, touching, sentimental, gloomy, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love affair, love and romance, fall in love, love triangle, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, romance, opposites attract, couples, true love, bittersweet, orphan ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, india, england, europe, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: emotional, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: couples, family relations, parents and children, coming of age, youth, love and romance, fall in love, tragic love, father son relationship, marriage, loss of father, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 90s, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.1
 906
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: realistic, serious, emotional, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: village, bollywood, couples, family relations, social misfits, village life, fall in love, love and romance, death in the family, looking for love, single parent, pregnancy ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 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: captivating, emotional, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Plot: courtesan, life is a bitch, forbidden love, social differences, impossible love, destiny, society, prostitute, romance, bollywood, kidnapping, abduction ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, sentimental, sincere, tense, realistic ...
Plot: soldier, love affair, fall in love, family relations, society, destiny, mistaken identity, romance, parents and children, orphan, immigrants, estrangement ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: pakistan, india, new delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Born to Hate... Destined to Love (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 120 min.
Story: While fighting for the political supremacy of their respective families, a Hindu man and a Muslim woman share a forbidden romance.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: village, romance, family relations, forbidden love, rivalry, vengeance, hopes, bollywood, destiny, clan, family feud, friendship ...
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, touching, captivating
Plot: bollywood, forbidden love, love affair, true love, family relations, parents and children, fall in love, unlikely couple, romance, opposites attract, love triangle, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Straight from the Heart (1999)
Genre: 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, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: fall in love, forbidden love, tradition, love triangle, forced marriage, romance, unfulfilled love, couple relations, couples, dishonesty, love of one's life, unrequited love ...
Time: 90s
Place: india, asia, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, hinduism, guru, society, social differences, parents and children, love and romance, fall in love, love affair, romance, culture clash, death in the family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Movie in collections
 7.8
 8K
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: touching, serious, emotional, realistic, non-linear
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, forbidden love, social differences, family relations, society, young lovers, youth, romance, love affair, fall in love, diary, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, touching, realistic, emotional
Plot: family relations, fall in love, siblings relations, young lovers, win over, romance, parents and children, sister sister relationship, husband wife relationship, materialism, love, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, london, malaysia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.1
 9K
Josh (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Shah Rukh Khan and Sharad Kapoor are the leaders of the two rival gangs. Aishwarya Rai is Shah Rukh Khan's twin sister. Shah Rukh is in love with Priya Gill. Chandrachur Singh is Sharad Kapoor's younger brother who studies in a catering ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, captivating, exciting, melancholic
Plot: gang, rivalry, street gang, siblings relations, love affair, family relations, twins, love and romance, bollywood, fall in love, crimes, gang war ...
Time: 90s
Place: india, asia, goa india
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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: touching, epic, atmospheric, serious, emotional ...
Plot: interracial relations, village, village life, love and romance, romance, couple relations, fall in love, forbidden love, social relations, society, political unrest, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: india, pakistan, middle east, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Japanese Wife (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Snehmoy (Rahul Bose) and Miyage (Chigusa Takaku) are pen friends who exchange wedding vows through letters. Fifteen years pass but they never meet. Yet the bond of marriage is strong between them. This unusual relationship comes under a cloud when a ...
Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: looking for love, romance, love triangle, couples, village, unfulfillment, lovers apart, pen pal, society, friendship, unlikely couple, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: rich and poor, social differences, family relations, romance, fall in love, newlyweds, couples, love and romance, society, love, fight, babies and infants ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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: serious, epic, realistic
Plot: fall in love, village, tour guide, forgery, falling in love, suicide attempt, infidelity, love and romance, love affair, unfulfillment, romance, society ...
Time: 60s
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%