Movies like Bombay

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Bombay
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: emotional, serious, captivating, realistic, sentimental, tense
Plot: forbidden love, love affair, village, social differences, romance, culture clash, bollywood, political unrest, religions or cults, politics, journalism, love and romance, society, twins, frame up, village life, fall in love, state affairs, couples, family relations, separated, family disapproval, lost child, religious fanaticism, religious fundamentalism ...
Time: year 1992, year 1993, 1990s
Place: asia, india
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Yash Chopra's Veer-Zaara
Drama, Family, Musical, Romance
India
192 min.
 7.9
Guide
Drama, Musical, Romance
India
183 min.
 8.5
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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, society and love affair mostly in Drama, Romance and Musical genres. Some movies like Bombay: 1942: A Love Story (1994), A Married Woman (2005), Devdas (2002), Yash Chopra's Veer-Zaara (2004), Khamoshi: The Musical (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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1942: A Love Story
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: serious, emotional, realistic, touching
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Time: 40s, 1940s
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A Married Woman
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 ...
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Devdas
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 ...
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Place: india, london, asia, england, europe
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Yash Chopra's Veer-Zaara
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, realistic, captivating, atmospheric
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Place: india, pakistan, asia, middle east
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Khamoshi: The Musical
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: serious, emotional, realistic, touching
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: asia, india
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QsQT
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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 ...
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    User:   51%
 
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Kisna: The Warrior Poet
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 ...
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Style: epic, atmospheric, serious, realistic, emotional ...
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Place: asia, india, pakistan, middle east
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    User:   48%
 
Happiness & Tears
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 210 min.
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Place: asia, india
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    User:   56%
 
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Country: India
Duration: 172 min.
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Guru
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Duration: 166 min.
Story: Gurukant Desai hails from Idhar, a small village in Gujarat, but dreams of setting up his own business in Mumbai. After he returns from Turkey, he marries Sujatha for getting the dowry and arrives in Mumbai to start his business. This film ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, stylized, captivating ...
Plot: rise to the top, ambition, bollywood, couple relations, love and romance, society, industrialist, idealism, rise to power, couples, family relations, visionary ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 1960s ...
Place: asia, india, mumbai india, istanbul turkey
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    User:   53%
 
Banaras: A Mystic Love Story
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
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
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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
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Place: india, new delhi, pakistan
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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: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love affair, true love, romance, palaces castles and temples, fall in love, bollywood, love and romance, wooing, love, death of lover, betrayal, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   50%
 
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The Far Pavilions
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 315 min.
Story: Story of forbidden love in 1800's India set against the revolution for India's freedom from England.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: betrayal, forbidden love, romance, interracial relations, love affair, adventure, love triangle, social differences, culture clash, political unrest, racism, royal family ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: india, asia, england, europe
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Lorna Doone
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: epic, serious, emotional, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
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Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: england, europe, scotland
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System:   41%
    User:   45%
 
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Guide
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: epic, serious, realistic
Plot: forgery, village, love affair, prison, romance, fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance, bollywood, couples, falling in love, self discovery ...
Time: 60s
Place: india
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Kadal
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
Plot: clergy, starting over, frame up, romance, teenage life, wizards and magicians, religions or cults, christian, fisherman, teenage love, young love, priest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
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System:   40%
    User:   43%
 
Cherished Memories
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, realistic, touching
Plot: parents and children, siblings relations, fall in love, romance, love and romance, bollywood, family relations, young lovers, society, materialism, win over, bicycle race ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india, malaysia
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System:   38%
    User:   35%
 
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 7.1
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Love Stories
Genre: Musical, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 216 min.
Story: In India, open romance is forbidden, as is showing affection in public. A college principal named Narayan is a strong believer in this, aware that a male student named Vicky is in love with Ishika; while another male student is hopelessly in love ...
Style: serious, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: youth, buddies, single parent, romance, young lovers, couple relations, school, love affair, college, true love, tradition, forbidden love ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, england, europe, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   30%
 
 7.8
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Trident
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: captivating, serious, realistic, tense, sentimental
Plot: vengeance, parents and children, dishonesty, bollywood, love and romance, rivalry, betrayal, family relations, single parent, on the run, love affair, true love ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, india, new delhi
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System:   36%
    User:   38%
 
 4.2
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Desire
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, realistic, touching, sexual
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, young lovers, tragic love, college, true love, terminal illness, bollywood, love and romance, unfulfillment, class differences, couples, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, india, campus
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System:   36%
    User:   41%
 
 5.7
 382
Bombay Talkie
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An English novelist travels to Bombay to watch one of her novels translated to film. She chases after the Movie's leading man while the Screenwriter chases after her.
Style: serious, atmospheric, talky, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: writer's life, opposites attract, romance, couple relations, fall in love, infidelity, interracial relations, bollywood, looking for love, culture clash, love affair, social differences ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   43%
 
 7.3
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Fire
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, India
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In a barren, arranged marriage to an amateur swami who seeks enlightenment through celibacy, Radha's life takes an irresistible turn when her beautiful young sister-in-law seeks to free herself from the confines of her own loveless marriage.
Style: touching, sexy, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: lesbian, homosexuality, infidelity, adultery, marriage, friendship, indians, sexuality, relationships, bollywood, women, pornography ...
Time: 90s
Place: india, asia, new delhi, taj mahal
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System:   36%
    User:   29%
 

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