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, culture clash, separated, family disapproval, state affairs, romance, love, sea, death ...
Time: 1990s, year 1993, 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, bollywood, love 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, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: revolution, british, small town, politics, rebelliousness, social differences, society, tragic love, young lovers, state affairs, fall in love, family in crisis ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: india, europe, asia, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.6
 9K
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, gloomy, realistic, emotional, semi serious
Plot: forbidden love, bollywood, vengeance, love and romance, fall in love, society, family relations, love affair, couples, couple relations, romance, suicide ...
Time: 80s
Place: india, asia
⇓ 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: realistic, sentimental, gloomy, touching, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fall in love, love and romance, romance, couple relations, family in crisis, parents and children, love triangle, rock, childhood sweetheart, true love, friendship, family relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 7.6
 34K
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, sentimental, touching, emotional, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: unfulfilled love, love triangle, unfulfillment, forbidden love, love affair, love and romance, couple relations, destiny, fall in love, losing-it hero, self destructing, true love ...
Time: contemporary, 1900s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: india, europe, england, asia, london
⇓ 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: touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: pregnancy, couples, wooing, death in the family, family problems, young lovers, fall in love, parents and children, family life, youth, reunion, passionate interest ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: gloomy, sentimental, realistic, stylized, emotional ...
Plot: forbidden love, reunion, reconciliation, family tradition, longing, social differences, misfit, arranged marriage, love and romance, society, siblings relations, social misfits ...
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: touching, captivating, serious, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: date night
Plot: bollywood, wooing, love, fall in love, love and romance, love affair, palaces castles and temples, true love, romance, attempted murder, marriage, forbidden love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: emotional, serious, atmospheric, realistic, captivating
Plot: forbidden love, impossible love, courtroom, prison, muslim, rescue, parents and children, village life, life is a bitch, prison life, society, against the odds ...
Place: india, pakistan, middle east, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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: realistic, emotional, serious, sentimental
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, unfulfilled love, bollywood, lovers apart, renewed love, starting over, social differences, disability, true love, paralysis, love and romance, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: asia, india, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.5
 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, fisherman, priest, christian, young love, teenage love, love, love and romance, fall in love, romance, unfulfillment, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.4
 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: stylized, serious, touching, sentimental, realistic
Plot: romance, friendship, prostitute, idealism, village, haunted by the past, curses spells and rituals, couple relations, hopes, bollywood, destiny, destructive relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.0
 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: epic, serious, atmospheric, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: interracial relations, soldier, couple relations, romance, love and romance, village life, fall in love, social relations, village, forbidden love, political unrest, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: india, pakistan, asia, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.2
 833
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: emotional, serious, stylized, sexual, realistic
Plot: village, love and romance, romance, parents and children, village life, fall in love, social misfits, single parent, death in the family, looking for love, couples, 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, captivating, realistic, emotional, serious
Plot: love triangle, chase, parents and children, heroic mission, love and romance, couple relations, fall in love, romance, forbidden love, bollywood, heroes, couples ...
Time: 40s, 30s, 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: india, new delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, family problems, death in the family, love affair, couples, social differences, society, religions or cults, family relations, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 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: gloomy, touching, sentimental, serious, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, love affair, couples, romance, fall in love, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, love and romance, opposites attract, true love, dual role, accidental death ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, asia, india, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.6
 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: stylized, emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: kidnapping, romance, curses spells and rituals, love and romance, life is a bitch, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment, society, social differences, prostitute, impossible love, destiny ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.5
 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: realistic, bleak, serious
Plot: soldier, desert, mistaken identity, estrangement, homecoming, parents and children, fall in love, love and romance, orphan, village, love affair, destiny ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: pakistan, new delhi, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 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, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: revenge, vengeance, forbidden love, political unrest, romance, uninhibited rivalry, state affairs, love and romance, love, politics, rivalry, countryside ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: scotland, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.2
 184
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: touching, sexual, realistic, serious, emotional
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, terminal illness, class differences, tragic love, love and romance, fall in love, rich and poor, unfulfillment, hopes, life is a bitch, true love, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, campus, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 8.5
 6K
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, realistic, epic
Plot: forgery, tour guide, village, falling in love, infidelity, family relations, native americans, prison, love and romance, unfulfillment, changing lives, fall in love ...
Time: 60s
Place: india
⇓ 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: politics, unfulfilled love, couple relations, parents and children, siblings relations, unlikely couple, love and romance, couples, love affair, true love, forbidden love, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, emotional, serious
Plot: family relations, parents and children, love and romance, fall in love, youth, couples, coming of age, drug abuse, tragic love, flashback, father son relationship, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: realistic, touching, serious, emotional
Plot: materialism, parents and children, romance, love and romance, society, young lovers, win over, family relations, bollywood, fall in love, siblings relations, marriage for money ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, malaysia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 8.2
 57K
D.D.L.J. (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 189 min.
Story: Raj is a rich, carefree, happy-go-lucky second generation NRI. Simran is the daughter of Chaudhary Baldev Singh, who in spite of being an NRI is very strict about adherence to Indian values. Simran has left for India to be married to her childhood ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: love and romance, fall in love, opposites attract, forbidden love, arranged marriage, romance, free spirited, couple relations, childhood, family relations, wedding preparations and rituals, friends ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: india, europe, asia, london, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, stylized, sentimental ...
Plot: arranged marriage, forbidden love, tradition, singer, romance, artists and showbiz, unfulfilled love, couple relations, fall in love, love triangle, love and romance, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, india, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.8
 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, serious, tense, captivating, sentimental
Plot: betrayal, couples, single parent, rivalry, crimes, parents and children, love and romance, on the run, vengeance, family business, estrangement, true love ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, new delhi, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.9
 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, touching, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fall in love, parents and children, romance, love and romance, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment, love triangle, diary, arranged marriage, youth, blind character, love affair ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 60s
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.7
 34K
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: touching, sentimental, serious, emotional, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: couples, lovers, musician's life, star, bollywood, romance, love and romance, artists and showbiz, fall in love, rebellious youth, rock music, adultery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, prague
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.6
 29
Costas (1979)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Drama directed by Paul Cox.
Style: captivating, gloomy, touching, emotional, serious ...
Plot: couples, love affair, taxi, forbidden love, misfit, society, journalism, love and romance, romance, immigrants, politics, political prisoner ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: australia, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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