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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: self discovery, adventure, culture clash, injustice, hopes, society, adventurer, fighting the system, fall in love, homecoming, missing person, political unrest, religions or cults, escapades, life is a bitch, exile, identity
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tibet, asia, india

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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, self discovery, religions or cults, life is a bitch and adventure mostly in Drama, Adventure and Mystery genres. Some movies like Dreaming Lhasa: Marco Polo (2007), Nomadic Childhoods (2014), Travelers and Magicians (2003), The Dam (2011), Trishna (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: atmospheric, serious, epic, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: adventurer, adventure, leadership, survival, vengeance, heroic mission, political unrest, escapades, heroes, battles, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: middle ages
Place: asia, china
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95%
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: society, youth, coming of age, danger, hopes, wilderness, love and romance, tradition versus modernity
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, russia, tibet, mongolia
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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: serious, atmospheric, captivating, road movie
Plot: illusion, storytelling, monk, introspection, countryside, on the road, self discovery, adventure, village, friendship, culture clash, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 3.7
 886
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: serious, atmospheric, realistic, thought provoking, tense
Plot: human nature, human spirit, adventure, introspection, hopes, forces of nature, danger, escapades, lost love, dam, tribute
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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: serious, realistic
Plot: immigrants, ship, social misfits, adventure, ocean or sea, social differences, teenage life, misfit, society, youth, life is a bitch, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.0
 3K
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: serious, sentimental, realistic, emotional, ambiguous ending
Audience: girls' night
Plot: tragic love, drugs/alcohol, rich and poor, social differences, romance, abuse, culture clash, injustice, love and romance, society, unfulfillment, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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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, on the road, self discovery, danger, escapades, direction and purpose, little boy, wilderness, nature, bicycle, diary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tibet, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.6
 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: emotional, serious, disturbing, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: human spirit, kids in trouble, danger, life is a bitch, society, prostitute, obsessive quest, family in crisis, injustice, escapades, hopes, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 357
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, gloomy, realistic, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: deportation, starting over, homecoming, life is a bitch, society, immigrants, social misfits, culture clash, down on your luck, injustice, hopes, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: jamaica, england, canada, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, gloomy, realistic, uplifting, sentimental ...
Plot: nun, coming of age, missing person, israeli, adventure, teenage life, youth, track down, self discovery, friendship, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.0
 722
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: immigrants, parents and children, culture clash, society, terrorism, social differences, false accusation, family in crisis, isolation, religions or cults, injustice, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, pakistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: serious, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, tense
Plot: investigation, uncover truth, dishonesty, law enforcement, life is a bitch, friendship, missing person, murder, fighting the system, danger, deadly, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 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: serious, atmospheric, realistic, psychological
Plot: materialism, self discovery, road not taken, hopes, society, unfulfillment, youth, courtesan, philosophy, enlightenment, merchant, happiness ...
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.4
 778
Amu (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: India, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Amu is the story of Kaju, a twenty-one-year-old Indian American woman who returns to India to visit her family and discover the place where she was born. The film takes a dark turn as Kaju stumbles against secrets and lies from her past. A ...
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic
Plot: sikh, genocide, adoption, uncover truth, haunted by the past, government conspiracy, homecoming, society, family relations, orphan, political unrest, buried truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india, new delhi, delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.5
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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: gloomy, serious, realistic, tense, touching ...
Plot: starting over, parents and children, haunted by the past, homecoming, missing person, hopes, family relations, life is a bitch, sex, car accident, beach, rain ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 8.3
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Swades (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 195 min.
Story: Set in modern day India, Swades is a film that tackles the issues that development throws up on a grass root level. It is to this India, which is colorful, heterogeneous and complex that Mohan Bhargava (Shah Rukh Khan), a bright young scientist ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: village, discrimination, nasa, poverty, immigrants, self discovery, hopes, society, bollywood, nanny, human spirit, social differences ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.5
 166
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: serious, offbeat, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: reunion, track down, siblings relations, homecoming, lovers reunited, hopes, family relations, male nudity, breasts, mushroom, unsimulated sex, explicit sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Angus Buchan's Ordinary People (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The plot follows the individual journeys of three ordinary South African men in the build up to their attendance of the 2010 Mighty Men Conference, where their lives are forever changed by God's message for them.
Style: emotional, serious, uplifting, realistic
Plot: human spirit, redemption, self discovery, down on your luck, hopes, society, life is a bitch, religions or cults, family problems, guru, death, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 6.7
 502
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: serious, atmospheric, emotional, realistic, road movie ...
Plot: redemption, on the road, self discovery, couple relations, hopes, desert, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, golden years, crumbling marriage, interracial relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, england, patagonia, wales, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: serious, realistic
Plot: coming of age, adventure, politics, political unrest, unemployment, religions or cults, injustice, life is a bitch, society, state affairs, self discovery, friendship ...
Time: 80s
Place: ireland, california, england, los angeles, northern ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: adventure, love affair, teenage life, love and romance, romance, youth, opposites attract, social differences, culture clash, fall in love, society, lost city ...
Time: 80s
Place: nepal, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, parents and children, culture clash, love and romance, romance, society, couples, family relations, love affair, social differences ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Third Person Singular Number (2009)
Genre: Drama
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: serious, sentimental, gloomy, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: against the rules, feminism, self discovery, singleness, religions or cults, gender, society, couple relations, love triangle, social decay, injustice, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Forbidden Territory: Stanley's Search for Livingstone (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: British explorer Henry Stanley travels to Africa in 1871 seeking missionary David Livingstone.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: adventurer, adventure, obsessive quest, wilderness, jungle, survival, human spirit, war, idealism, interracial relations, culture clash, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.0
 2K
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: serious, captivating, realistic, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: introspection, redemption, self discovery, couple relations, religions or cults, hopes, life is a bitch, couples, addiction, alcohol abuse, political unrest, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Mr. and Mrs. Iyer (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A bus is setting out to Calcutta from a village in West Bengal. Meenakshi Iyer, who is from a strict orthodox Hindu background, is leaving to Chennai for her husband, with her young child, after the vacation with her parents. By chance, she gets a ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, emotional, realistic, captivating
Plot: forbidden love, social differences, culture clash, political unrest, society, opposites attract, parents and children, crimes, love and romance, honeymoon, liberal, native ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.9
 514
Liar's Dice (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: India
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The film follows Kamala, a young woman from Chitkul village and her girl child Manya, who embarks on a journey leaving their native land in search for her missing husband. Along this journey she encounters Nawazudin, a free spirited army deserter ...
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: parents and children, on the road, missing person, woman in danger, obsession, family relations, defiant
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: suspenseful, serious, emotional, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: jungle, village, adventure, daring rescue, redemption, danger, escapades, hopes, drug dealing, getting home, race against time, human spirit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colombia, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Aadaminte makan abu (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Abu and Aisumma are an aging Muslim couple. Their aspiration is to go for Hajj and they make many sacrifices to achieve this aim. Now in their late 70s, they decide that they will go for Hajj that year. Abu, being a true Muslim, wants to go for Hajj ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: golden years, religions or cults, pilgrimage, elderly, aging, couple relations, society, couples, malayalam
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.3
 695
Exit Marrakech (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: When 17-year-old Ben visits his father Heinrich in Marrakech, it is the start of an adventurous journey through a foreign country with a picturesque charm and a rough beauty where everything appears possible — including the chance that father and ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, emotional, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: parents and children, youth, self discovery, estrangement, coming of age, escapades, family problems, family relations, defiant, society, interracial relations, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: morocco, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%