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Happiness & Tears (2001)
 7.4
 50K
Happiness & Tears (2001)
Original name: कभी ख़ुशी कभी ग़म
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 named Anjali, and incurs the displeasure of Raichand, they argue and fight, as a result Rahul leaves the house, moves to Britain, and settles down. Raichand now focuses his attention on his real son, Rohan, who has no plans to get married, but is determined to bring Rahul and Anjali back home so that they can be together again. Will Raichand permit Rohan to have his way, or will he also ask him to leave the house?
Style: serious, sentimental, emotional, realistic, romantic, touching, stylized, gloomy
Audience: chick flick
Plot: forbidden love, family tradition, reconciliation, arranged marriage, love, wealth, father son relationship, separation from family, brother brother relationship, love and romance, estrangement, couple relations, parent child relationship, misfit, family relations, parents and children, couples, family problems, social misfits, siblings relations, love triangle, unrequited love, adoption, tragic love, mother son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, romantic and emotional films with plots about bollywood, love and romance, romance, family relations, fall in love, love and couples mostly in Drama, Romance and Musical genres. Some movies like Happiness & Tears: Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), Yash Chopra's Veer-Zaara (2004), Dilwale (2015), Gardener (2003), Never Say Goodbye (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 181 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 ...
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Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Yash Chopra's Veer-Zaara (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 192 min.
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Place: india, pakistan, asia, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 5.0
 35K
Dilwale (2015)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 158 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.4
 17K
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 181 min.
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Style: realistic, captivating, touching, gloomy, romantic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Never Say Goodbye (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 193 min.
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Style: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: true love, infidelity, family relations, love affair, couple relations, jealous spouse, family problems, couples, love and romance, romance, lifestyle, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Something Is Happening (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 177 min.
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Style: realistic, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick
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Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Tomorrow May Never Come (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 186 min.
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Audience: chick flick
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.5
 43K
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: touching, serious, captivating, sentimental, emotional ...
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Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Genre: Musical, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 216 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 16K
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Country: India
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Audience: girls' night, date night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
As Long as I Live (2012)
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Duration: 176 min.
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Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, romantic ...
Audience: date night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Audience: date night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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28%
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 11K
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.2
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.0
 30K
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Style: emotional, serious, touching, realistic, romantic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Country: India
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Style: captivating, realistic, semi serious, touching
Plot: father son relationship, teaching the ways of the world, family life, love and romance, living with parents, family problems, estrangement, fish out of water, parents and children, redemption, life is a bitch, family in crisis ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.1
 2K
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Country: India
Duration: 177 min.
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Style: romantic, saga, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Game of Love (1994)
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Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
When Love Calls (1989)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 192 min.
Story: Karan (Alok Nath) lives in a small house with his only daughter, Suman (Bhagyashree). He decides to travel overseas in Dubai, in the Persian Gulf, so that he can accumulate enough wealth to get his daughter married. He decides to leave his daughter ...
Style: romantic, sexy, semi serious, realistic, captivating ...
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Time: 80s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Paruthiveeran (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 162 min.
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Style: sentimental, serious, emotional, realistic, touching ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%