Movies like Bombay

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Bombay (1995)
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Bombay (1995)
Original name: பம்பாய்
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 130 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: forbidden love, twins, journalism, village, politics, romance, family relations, love and romance, village life, fall in love, frame up, hate, couples, love affair, social differences, society, culture clash, political unrest, bittersweet, family disapproval, state affairs, religions or cults, race riot, love, children ...
Time: 90s, year 1993, year 1992, 1990s
Place: mumbai india, india, asia, bombay india

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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, society, forbidden love, family relations and couples mostly in Drama, Romance and Musical genres. Some movies like Bombay: Khamoshi: The Musical (1996), India: A Love Story (2009), Paruthiveeran (2007), Partition (2007), My Heart Is Yours (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Khamoshi: The Musical (1996)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 160 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: serious, realistic, emotional, touching
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Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: india, asia
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India: A Love Story (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
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Story: The daughter of a traditional, rich Indian family falls in love for a Dalit, and "untouchable" man.
Style: captivating, touching, sentimental, uplifting, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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, emotional, realistic
Plot: forbidden love, village, parents and children, fall in love, love affair, village life, love and romance, romance, uninhibited rivalry, misfit, vengeance, arranged marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Partition (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK, Canada, South Africa, India, Pakistan
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, sincere, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: interracial relations, love and romance, forbidden love, fall in love, sikh, soldier, society, romance, couples, political unrest, social relations, village ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: india, pakistan, middle east, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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 ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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 ...
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 188 min.
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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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: India
Duration: 162 min.
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Style: touching, emotional, semi serious, realistic, gloomy
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Kisna: The Warrior Poet (2005)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 171 min.
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Style: emotional, touching, captivating, serious, realistic
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Place: india, new delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 117 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 103 min.
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Genre: Action, Drama, History, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 157 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 114 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Love Is Blind (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Estonia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: 30-year old Kertu has lived under her father's power her whole life. Because of her gentle nature, she is thought by locals to be a little simple-minded. The young woman makes her first timid attempt to change something in her life - she send a ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, touching, captivating
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Waiting City (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: India
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⇓ 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: serious, emotional, touching, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Happiness & Tears (2001)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 210 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.9
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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: girls' night, date night
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Place: england, scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Wallis & Edward (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In 1936, Edward VIII abdicated in order to marry the woman he loved, Wallis Simpson, a twice divorced American. These events caused a scandal around the world and Wallis has since been demonised as the woman who stole the King of England. Wallis and ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, romantic ...
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Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1936
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.8
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Camila (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In Buenos Aires of the 1840s, a young Jesuit and a wealthy socialite fall in love and begin a torrid affair. They escape from the city, and, in disguise, set up house in a village, assuming they are safe and beyond the cares of anyone. However, both ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Under the Protection of Ka'Bah (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Indonesia
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Growing up in West Sumatra in the 1920s, Hamid and Zainab comes from families from very different social classes. Hamid is poor, while Zainab is wealthy. Hamid receives a scholarship from Zainab’s father and Hamid’s mother works for Zainab’s ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional
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Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: indonesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: serious, captivating, atmospheric, emotional, realistic
Plot: forbidden love, impossible love, opposites attract, prison, rescue, muslim, uncover truth, against the odds, social differences, love affair, false accusation, life is a bitch ...
Place: india, pakistan, middle east, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.0
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Loving Leah (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A handsome Washington, D.C. doctor and a young New York woman fall in love at an unusual time...after they get married. Leah Lever is married to an Orthodox rabbi, Benjamin Lever, whose brother, Jake is a successful cardiologist and a non-practicing ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, captivating, touching
Audience: chick flick
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%