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Dreaming Lhasa (2005)
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Dreaming Lhasa (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, India
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Karma, a Tibetan filmmaker from New York, goes to Dharamsala, the Dalai Lama's exile headquarters in northern India, to make a documentary about former political prisoners who have escaped from Tibet. She wants to reconnect with her roots but is also escaping a deteriorating relationship back home.One of Karma's interviewees is Dhondup, an enigmatic ex-monk who has just escaped from Tibet. He confides in her that his real reason for coming to India is to fulfill his dying mother's last wish, to deliver a charm box to a long-missing resistance fighter. Karma finds herself unwittingly falling in love with Dhondup even as she is sucked into the passion of his quest, which becomes a journey into Tibet's fractured past and a voyage of self-discovery
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: adventure, missing person, religions or cults, fighting the system, injustice, life is a bitch, self discovery, fall in love, adventurer, hopes, society, political unrest, escapades, culture clash, homecoming, exile, identity
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tibet, india, asia

Most similar movies to Dreaming Lhasa

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and sincere films with plots about society, hopes, culture clash, religions or cults, self discovery, life is a bitch and adventure mostly in Drama, Adventure and Mystery genres. Some movies like Dreaming Lhasa: Marco Polo (2007), Travelers and Magicians (2003), Trishna (2011), Nomadic Childhoods (2014), The Dam (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Marco Polo (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Assigned to accompany two priests on a mission to convert the court of Kublai Khan to Christianity, Marco Polo is abandoned in the mountains when the priests, doubting the very existence of China, turn back. Polo eventually pushes bravely forth ...
Style: epic, realistic, captivating, exciting, atmospheric ...
Plot: adventurer, state affairs, adventure, danger, culture clash, heroes, escapades, heroic mission, hopes, vengeance, survival, orphan ...
Time: middle ages
Place: asia, china
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95%
Travelers and Magicians (2003)
Genre: Drama, Adventure
Country: Australia, Bhutan, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A young government official, named Dondup, who is smitten with America (he even has a denim gho) dreams of escaping there while stuck in a beautiful but isolated village. He hopes to connect in the U.S. with a visa out of the country. He misses the ...
Style: captivating, atmospheric, serious, road movie
Plot: monk, storytelling, illusion, society, self discovery, culture clash, village, religions or cults, on the road, friendship, introspection, adventure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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73%
 6.0
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Trishna (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When her father is killed in a road accident, Trishna's family expect her to provide for them. The rich son of an entrepreneur starts to restlessly pursue her affections, but are his intentions as pure as they seem?
Style: realistic, sentimental, emotional, serious, ambiguous ending
Audience: girls' night
Plot: tragic love, romance, couples, fall in love, society, social differences, innocence lost, love and romance, unfulfillment, drugs/alcohol, culture clash, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Nomadic Childhoods (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: France, Russia, Mongolia, India
Duration: 94 min.
Story: 3 stories, 3 countries. Tibet, Mongolia, Siberia. Nomad children fill a hostile world with their wishes and their dreams. At major cross-roads in their lives, they are confronted by love, danger and death.
Style: atmospheric, serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: love and romance, hopes, wilderness, coming of age, society, youth, danger, tradition versus modernity
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tibet, mongolia, russia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Once You're Born You Can No Longer Hide (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, France, UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A coming-of-age drama set in contemporary Italy.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: social misfits, rich and poor, immigrants, kids in trouble, parents and children, down on your luck, adventure, state affairs, life is a bitch, family relations, hopes, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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The Dam (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: India, United Arab Emirates, Singapore
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After many years two mariners return to homeland with the hope of a new beginning, little did they know about a disaster that would change their destiny.
Style: thought provoking, tense, realistic, serious, atmospheric
Plot: human spirit, forces of nature, hopes, adventure, escapades, danger, introspection, human nature, tribute, dam, lost love
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Home Again (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Returning to a "home" they hardly know after being deported from their adopted countries for minor criminal offenses, three people from very different backgrounds try to make a new life for themselves, in Jamaica in this gutsy drama from ...
Style: serious, captivating, thought provoking, gloomy, realistic
Plot: deportation, injustice, culture clash, homecoming, life is a bitch, down on your luck, social misfits, immigrants, society, misfit, starting over, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: jamaica, england, canada, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 612
Not Today (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Caden Welles is living life as large as any 20-year-old could dream … until his eyes are opened to a world few Americans know still exists: a thriving human-trafficking trade. Spurred by a true purpose, an unlikely new friendship, and the prayers ...
Style: uplifting, thought provoking, disturbing, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: escapades, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, family in crisis, family problems, obsessive quest, human spirit, prostitute, hopes, danger, youth, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Someone to Run With (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Through the streets of Jerusalem two teenagers' stories will unite to tell the summer adventure of their lives. Tamar is an amazingly talented but very quiet and insecure girl, who leaves behind her home and all she knows, changing herself ...
Style: serious, sincere, gloomy, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: nun, chases and races, missing person, teenage life, track down, friendship, self discovery, youth, coming of age, hopes, adventure, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Yasmin (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In England, the Pakistanis Yasmin lives two lives in two different worlds: in her community, she wears Muslin clothes, cooks for her father and brother and has the traditional behavior of a Muslin woman. Further, she has a non-consumed marriage with ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: life is a bitch, injustice, false accusation, religions or cults, culture clash, society, social differences, parents and children, immigrants, family in crisis, family relations, terrorism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, pakistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Fog and Night (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Fog and the Night is the search of an investigator who has lost his confidence in his organization and whose happy"family father" order has been disrupted by his young lover.And introverted man due to his profession , not a big talker or ...
Style: tense, realistic, bleak, serious, suspenseful
Plot: who to trust, life is a bitch, misfit, law enforcement, society, murder, missing person, investigation, uncover truth, friends, danger, rebellion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.8
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One Mile Above (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: China, Taiwan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Shuhao is a 24 year old Taiwanese university graduate. His older brother Shuwei, whom he has idolized since childhood, dies on a bicycle ride to Lhasa. He decides to complete Shuwei's journey, hoping to prove himself through this challenging ...
Style: serious, uplifting, road movie
Plot: cycling, last wish, direction and purpose, escapades, on the road, self discovery, danger, mountain, dream, wild animal, buddhism, diary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tibet, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Children in the Crossfire (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: For the children of Northern Ireland, violence and hatred are a way of life passed from one generation to the next. In "Children in the Crossfire" four children from both sides of the conflict come to America through a special project, and ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: reunion, self discovery, politics, society, unemployment, coming of age, religions or cults, injustice, youth, culture clash, friendship, state affairs ...
Time: 80s
Place: ireland, los angeles, california, england, northern ireland
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56%
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Headwinds (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sarah tells Paul that she wants out of their marriage; the next day she disappears. A year later and Paul along with their children return to his childhood town to start anew after the loss of his wife and their mother.
Style: serious, touching, gloomy, psychological, tense ...
Plot: parents and children, life is a bitch, family relations, hopes, starting over, homecoming, haunted by the past, missing person, school, disappearance, loss of wife, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
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Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa
Duration: 115 min.
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Style: emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting
Plot: guru, self discovery, religions or cults, society, redemption, human spirit, family problems, hopes, life is a bitch, down on your luck, father son relationship, friendship ...
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Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: realistic, serious
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Amu (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: India, USA
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: realistic, disturbing, serious
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Red Dust (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: serious, realistic
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Night Train to Kathmandu (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Romance, Fantasy, Mystery, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young girl leaves for Nepal with her parents and brother. She is unhappy to leave her home at first, but soon isn't when she meets a handome young man. The story unfolds into a romantic and daring quest in search of the "Invisible ...
Style: serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: fall in love, culture clash, youth, opposites attract, social differences, society, love affair, teenage life, adventure, romance, love and romance, lost city ...
Time: 80s
Place: nepal, asia
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44%
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On the Path (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Austria, Germany, Croatia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Loving young couple Luna and Amar try their best to overcome unexpected obstacles that threaten their relationship. After Amar's dramatic change in a fundamentalist community, Luna tears herself apart searching if love is truly enough to keep ...
Style: captivating, gloomy, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: life is a bitch, hopes, couple relations, state affairs, religions or cults, political unrest, couples, redemption, addiction, self discovery, stewardess, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Patagonia (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Argentina, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Patagonia narrates the journeys of two women - one looking for her past, the other for her future. The film inter-cuts between their stories, in which one of them travels south to north through the Welsh springtime and the other east to west through ...
Style: uplifting, touching, realistic, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: unfulfillment, escape from reality, interracial relations, society, redemption, on the road, desert, elderly, couple relations, hopes, love and romance, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, argentina, europe, latin america, wales ...
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43%
 6.7
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Siddhartha (1972)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Siddhartha is the story of a young Brahmin and his search for a meaningful way of life. His journey takes him through periods of harsh asceticism, sensual pleasures, material wealth, self-revulsion and eventually to the oneness and harmony that he ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, realistic
Plot: materialism, road not taken, unfulfillment, hopes, self discovery, youth, society, philosophy, meditation, buddhist, playing footsie, snake bite ...
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Seven Years in Tibet (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Austrian mountaineer, Heinrich Harrer journeys to the Himalayas without his family to head an expedition in 1939. But when World War II breaks out, the arrogant Harrer falls into Allied forces' hands as a prisoner of war. He escapes with a ...
Style: uplifting, captivating, serious, inspirational, realistic ...
Plot: culture clash, friendship, expedition, mountain, self discovery, teachers and students, escapades, society, adventure, religions or cults, human spirit, hopes ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: tibet, himalaya, china, austria, asia ...
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43%
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Country: Bangladesh
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A woman breaks with traditional Muslim culture by living with her boyfriend before getting married, but when the relationship ends, she must face the harsh consequences of being an outcast in her community.
Style: sentimental, gloomy, serious, thought provoking, realistic
Plot: rebellion, injustice, feminism, gender, society, life is a bitch, lovers apart, forceful separation, couple relations, against the rules, religions or cults, social decay ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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42%
 6.2
 171
Kim (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's novel.
Style: semi serious
Plot: rescue, good versus evil, espionage, heroes, political unrest, culture clash, danger, adoption, soldier, rivalry, undercover, jungle ...
Place: india, europe, england, asia
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42%
 4.5
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Mushrooms (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, India
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a forest, near a border, a young Bengali and a European soldier attempt to get the better of one another. In Calcutta, Rahul, an architect who had gone off to build a career in Dubai, begins a huge construction site. He is reunited with his ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, touching, offbeat
Plot: homecoming, reunion, track down, lovers reunited, hopes, siblings relations, family relations, breasts, male nudity, female nudity, female full frontal nudity, mushroom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, couples, culture clash, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, romance, fall in love, love affair, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Last Flight Out (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Hot-shot pilot Dan Hogan is sent deep into the Colombian jungle to rescue missionary doctor Ann Williams. Caught between innocent villagers and a ruthless drug lord, Ann won't abandon the people she has come to love.
Style: uplifting, exciting, emotional, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: village, jungle, crimes, hopes, danger, drug dealing, human spirit, heroes, society, religions or cults, chases and races, cause and meaning ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colombia, latin america, south america
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38%
 6.3
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The Confession (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Based on the novel by New York Times best-selling author Beverly Lewis, "The Confession" is the continuing story of Katie Lapp, a young Amish woman who goes on a journey in search of her identity - only to find herself embroiled in a ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, sincere
Audience: family outing
Plot: self discovery, reunion, society, religions or cults, family, parents and children, family relations, hopes, adoption, redemption
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Black Tulip (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Afghanistan, USA
Duration: 116 min.
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Style: realistic, emotional, serious, sentimental
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%