Movies like Guru

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Guru (2007)
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Guru (2007)
Original name: गुरु
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 162 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 chronicles the obstacles he meets, his subsequent rise and the huge backlash he receives when it is revealed that he used unethical means to rise in the business circuit.
Style: touching, captivating, serious, intellectual, realistic, gloomy, stylized
Plot: ambition, mogul, society, family relations, research, couples, industrialist, idealism, rise to power, newspaper, visionary, success, rise to the top, couple relations, love and romance, doubts and hesitations, businessman, bollywood, optimism, idealist, photographer, bribery, owner, business, village ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 1960s
Place: asia, india, turkey, istanbul turkey, mumbai india

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Most similar movies to Guru

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and touching films with plots about ambition, family relations, couples, love and romance, society, rise to the top and couple relations mostly in Drama, Biography and Action genres. Some movies like Guru: Two Sons of Francisco (2005), The Duo (1997), The Youth of the Land (2004), Yves Saint Laurent (2014), Delhi-6 (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Two Sons of Francisco (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The story of Francisco, a very simple and poor man whose dream was to see his children become country music stars, and who made all the efforts to make it happen.
Style: captivating, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: musician's life, rags to riches, obsession, success, death, ambition, rise to the top, lifestyle, society, parents and children, car accident, peasant ...
Place: brazil, latin america
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The Duo (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A fictionalized account of the lives of 1980s Tamil Nadu political icons M. G. Ramachandran and M. Karunanidhi, continuing the tryst between Tamil cinema and Dravidian politics.
Plot: battered woman, politician, poet, poetry, mob, speech, newspaper headline, movie actress, train, man with glasses, husband wife relationship, fire ...
Time: 70s, 1960s, 60s, 1950s, 50s
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The Youth of the Land (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Michael , Arjun and Lallan are three young men in Kolkata , with different ideals and objectives . Michael is an idealistic youth leader who dreams of a better India being created by the youth power . Arjun is a self-centered , opportunistic , ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, captivating, epic
Plot: rise to the top, ambition, culture clash, social differences, fall in love, leadership, politics, dishonesty, betrayal, society, romance, patriotism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, asia
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Yves Saint Laurent (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A look at the life of French designer Yves Saint Laurent from the beginning of his career in 1958 when he met his lover and business partner, Pierre Berge.
Style: captivating, melancholic, enigmatic, sentimental, factual ...
Plot: fashion, rise to the top, gay, fashion designer, ambition, couple relations, gays and lesbians, character study, fashion show, couples, gender, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1957 ...
Place: paris france, france, europe, morocco, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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Delhi-6 (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A story about love, hope and self-discovery set in the walled city of Delhi (zip code 6) and its chaotic but touching life that forces us to ask questions about ourselves
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, humorous, serious ...
Plot: family relations, culture clash, self discovery, human nature, parents and children, on the road, society, adoption, fall in love, terminal illness, religion, hindu ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, new delhi, asia, delhi, taj mahal
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82%
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Enid (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Edwardian child Enid Blyton begins to tell stories to her brothers as an escape from their parents' rows before the father deserts the family...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: dysfunctional family, relationship vs career, rise to the top, nanny, family problems, couples, couple relations, ambition, lifestyle, writer's life, artists and showbiz, bad mother ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1930s, 50s, 1950s ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Harishchandrachi Factory (2009)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The movie depicts efforts and struggle by Dadasaheb Falke for creating first motion picture in India - Raja Harishchandra.
Style: serious, captivating, stylized, realistic, cult film
Plot: optimism, against the odds, filmmaking, ambition, showbiz, artists and showbiz, friendship, visionary, film within a film, husband wife relationship, actor playing female role, passion ...
Time: 1910s
Place: india, asia, london
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50%
Burton and Taylor (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: TV drama based on Richard Burton's diaries, about his last performance in 1983 with ex-wife Elizabeth Taylor. They meet after several years and he agrees to her suggestion that they star in a stage revival on Broadway of Noel Coward's ...
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, captivating
Plot: artists and showbiz, couple relations, celebrity culture, couples, actor's life, hollywood, love, lifestyle, love and romance, showbiz, love affair, party ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Margaret Thatcher: The Long Walk to Finchley (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A light hearted look at future Prime Minister Margaret Thatchers rise from research chemist in 1949 to becoming MP for Finchley in 1959 encompassing her early relationship and marriage to Oil Millionaire Denis Thatcher.
Style: captivating, emotional, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: politics, ambition, rise to the top, campaign, feminism, society, state affairs, head of state, election, strong female presence, british politics, satire ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Romulus, My Father (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: It tells the story of Romulus, his beautiful wife, Christina, and their struggle in the face of great adversity to bring up their son, Raimond. It is a story of impossible love that ultimately celebrates the unbreakable bond between father and son.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: mental institution, family relations, isolation, hopes, impossible love, family problems, couple relations, parents and children, couples, love and romance, rivalry, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Margot (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: At the age of forty Dame Margot Fonteyn is considered to be past her best as a prima ballerina and Ninette de Valois is reducing her roles at the Royal Ballet. Then the exciting young Russian dancer Rudolf Nureyev, a recent defector to the West, ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: ballerina, love and romance, dancer's life, disability, couples, ambition, artists and showbiz, ballet, gay man has sex with a woman, homosexual, gay, dancer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Raavan (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 130 min.
Story: This thrilling, allegorical drama follows the intricately interwoven lives of three people, delving into concepts of good and evil, and complex emotions. Ragini re-locates to distant Lal Matti along with her Superintendent of Police husband, Dev ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, captivating ...
Plot: manhunt, love triangle, police, crimes, fall in love, vigilantism, romancing a criminal, kidnapping, haunted by the past, abduction, loss of sister, fight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Cornelis (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Sweden
Duration: 101 min.
Story: ”Cornelis” is the unique chronicle about one of Sweden’s greatest music legends - Cornelis Vreeswijk. An honest and gripping account of an exceptionally talented, but self-destructive artist’s intense life both on and behind the stage. A man ...
Style: contemplative, captivating, atmospheric, factual, psychological ...
Plot: musician's life, looking for love, artists and showbiz, ambition, music, society, couple relations, private vs public, couples, rivalry, refugee, radical ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 1960s, 60s ...
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Run Milkha Run (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: India
Duration: 186 min.
Story: The true story of the "Flying Sikh" world champion runner and Olympian Milkha Singh who overcame the massacre of his family, civil war during the India-Pakistan partition, and homelessness to become one of India's most iconic athletes.
Style: uplifting, inspirational, captivating, meditative, realistic ...
Plot: rise to the top, running, talented, athlete's life, army, sport, lifestyle, rising to stardom, follow your dream, ambition, rivalry, overcoming ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: india, pakistan, asia, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Grace of Monaco (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Switzerland, France, Italy, Belgium
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The story of former Hollywood star Grace Kelly's crisis of marriage and identity, during a political dispute between Monaco's Prince Rainier III and France's Charles De Gaulle, and a looming French invasion of Monaco in the early ...
Style: realistic, stylized, sentimental, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: royal family, family relations, society, politics, state affairs, husband wife relationship, royal court, supportive spouse, prince, couple relations, political intrigue, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, hollywood star
Place: monaco, monte carlo, europe, french riviera
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The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Evelyn Ryan, a midwestern housewife who managed to rescue her family from debt by entering contests for ad slogans sponsored by consumer product companies.
Style: touching, sentimental, uplifting, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick, kids
Plot: optimism, advertising, underdog, americana, prize, eviction, small town, mortgage, family problems, ambition, contests and competitions, large family ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1950s, 1960s
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
If Not Us, Who? (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In the early 60s, Bernward Vesper and fellow university student Gudrun Ensslin begin a passionate love in the stifling atmosphere of provincial West Germany. Dedicated to the power of the written word, Bernward and Gudrun found a publishing house ...
Style: captivating, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: open relationship, cultural revolution, terrorism, sexuality, activism, fighting the system, love affair, rebellion, unlikely couple, danger, society, politics ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 70s
Place: west berlin west germany, germany, europe, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A glimpse at the life of French singer Serge Gainsbourg, from growing up in 1940s Nazi-occupied Paris through his successful song-writing years in the 1960s to his death in 1991 at the age of 62.
Style: captivating, atmospheric, sincere, touching, surreal ...
Plot: jazz, seduction, success, songwriter, painting, musician's life, introspection, desire for fame, lifestyle, ambition, musician, love affair ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 70s, 50s, 40s ...
Place: france, paris france, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story is a made-for-TV film starring Australian actress Poppy Montgomery. The film, which was shot in B.C. Canada locations altered to look like British locations, details the journey of struggling single mother ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: multiple sclerosis, writer's life, rising to stardom, family relations, artists and showbiz, ambition, rise to the top, single parent, ends with biographical notes, mother daughter relationship, abusive relationship, female protagonist ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 80s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
America's Prince: The John F. Kennedy Jr. Story (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A look inside the life of John F. Kennedy Jr.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: john f. kennedy, ambition, lifestyle, family relations, politics, love and romance, tragic hero, state affairs, parents and children, looking for love, kennedy family, death in the family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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63%
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Shahid (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 129 min.
Story: This compelling drama tells the remarkable true story of slain human rights activist Shahid Azmi, who became a powerful voice against the intercommunal violence that has engulfed Mumbai since the early 1990s.
Style: realistic, captivating, thought provoking, tense, psychological ...
Plot: terrorist, legal, muslim, false arrest, civil rights, life is a bitch, society, hopes, religions or cults, social activist, injustice, human rights ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: india, asia, pakistan, kashmir, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Great Victory (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Brazil
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Independent feature film based on the biography of a Brazilian judo with a great victory that went beyond the mats and medals.
Style: uplifting, touching, emotional, captivating, serious ...
Plot: rise to the top, ambition, love affair, hopes, athlete's life, couple relations, couples, love and romance, dysfunctional family, sport, parents and children, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: India
Duration: 184 min.
Story: The film is based on the life of Indian cricketer and the current captain of the Indian national cricket team, Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: athlete's life, rise to the top, ambition, rivalry, rising to stardom, sport, contests and competitions, leadership, sport team, bollywood, cricket the game, rags to riches ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2011
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Shirley (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Shirley is the youngest of eight children from a mixed race marriage. By the time she is a toddler the family have moved to the all white area of Splott and by the time she is 12 Shirley has discovered she has an extraordinary voice and can earn ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, based on true events
Plot: rags to riches, interracial relations, family relations, baby, nightclub, rising to stardom, musician's life, ambition, youth, artists and showbiz, society, parents and children ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1930s, 1940s, 20th century ...
Place: wales, england, glasgow scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
House of Versace (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Based on Wall Street Journal reporter Deborah Ball’s widely-read book "House of Versace: The Untold Story of Genius, Murder, and Survival", the movie brings to light the story of Donatella, who, following the brazen murder of her ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, stylized
Plot: fashion, family business, rise to the top, fashion industry, ambition, workplace, rise and fall, siblings relations, addiction, family relations, life is a bitch, fashion designer ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.8
 7K
Sarkar Raj (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The politically influential Shankar Nagre agrees to back a power plant scheme presented by corporate hotshot Anita Rajan; providing their enemies, which include upcoming political firebrands, an embezzling facilitator and shady businessmen with a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, captivating
Plot: assassination, hitman, conspiracy, crimes, gang, cons and scams, proposal, politics, dishonesty, gangsters, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Skin (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a black girl who was born to two white Afrikaner parents in South Africa during the apartheid era.
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: fall in love, forbidden love, eccentric family, self discovery, human spirit, social misfits, love and romance, society, physical appearance, parents and children, social differences, racism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 50s, year 1948 ...
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: At Princeton University, John Nash struggles to make a worthwhile contribution to serve as his legacy to the world of mathematics. He finally makes a revolutionary breakthrough that will eventually earn him the Nobel Prize. After graduate school he ...
Style: psychological, captivating, cerebral, dramatic, touching ...
Plot: mathematics, mental illness, paranoia, prodigy, genius, schizophrenia, insanity, existentialism, imagination, obsession, hallucination, mentally unstable ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 70s, 1960s ...
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, stockholm sweden, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Look of Love (2013)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Paul Raymond builds a porn, entertainment and real estate empire that makes him the wealthiest man in Britain, but drugs doom his beloved daughter, Debbie.
Style: captivating, sexy, realistic, stylized, clever ...
Plot: strip club, lifestyle, rise to the top, ambition, family problems, starlet, dishonesty, society, womanizer, infidelity, parents and children, showbiz ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 50s, 20th century, year 1958 ...
Place: london, england, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Georgia O'Keeffe (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Biopic of American artist Georgia O'Keeffe and her husband, photographer Alfred Stieglitz.
Style: serious, tense, captivating, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: couples, destructive relationship, rise to the top, couple relations, obsession, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, love and romance, husband wife relationship, mortality, friendship, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1930s, 30s, 20s ...
Place: usa, new mexico, manhattan new york city, new york, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%