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Happiness & Tears (2001)
 7.4
 47K
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, gloomy, stylized
Plot: bollywood, forbidden love, reunion, reconciliation, family tradition, couple relations, love and romance, estrangement, longing, family relations, misfit, parents and children, family problems, couples, arranged marriage, social misfits, siblings relations, parent child relationship, love, wealth, father son relationship, love triangle, unrequited love, brother brother relationship, separation from family ...
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, serious and sentimental films with plots about love and romance, bollywood, romance, family relations, fall in love, couples and love mostly in Drama, Romance and Musical genres. Some movies like Happiness & Tears: Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), Yash Chopra's Veer-Zaara (2004), Something Is Happening (1998), Never Say Goodbye (2006), Gardener (2003). 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 ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Plot: love and romance, fall in love, opposites attract, forbidden love, wedding, family relations, arranged marriage, bollywood, couple relations, vacation, couples, wedding preparations and rituals ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: india, england, asia, london, europe ...
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100%
Yash Chopra's Veer-Zaara (2004)
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, atmospheric, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: forbidden love, prison, impossible love, rescue, bollywood, muslim, opposites attract, love affair, against the odds, false accusation, uncover truth, social differences ...
Place: india, pakistan, asia, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Something Is Happening (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 177 min.
Story: Anjali is left heartbroken when her best friend and secret crush, Rahul, falls in love with Tina. Years later, Tina's young daughter tries to fulfil her mother's last wish of uniting Rahul and Anjali.
Style: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good
Plot: friendship, fall in love, love triangle, love and romance, youth, crumbling relationship, family life, childhood friend, childhood friends, best friends, romance, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Never Say Goodbye (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 193 min.
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Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: bollywood, infidelity, love affair, couple relations, true love, family relations, parents and children, fall in love, crumbling marriage, lifestyle, jealous spouse, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.4
 16K
Gardener (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 181 min.
Story: Raj Malhotra and wife Pooja have four sons. The sons have settled down professionally and are quite independent. However, when Raj Malhotra retires, none of his children want to be burdened with the responsibility of taking care of their parents. ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, captivating, touching, semi serious
Plot: family relations, bollywood, orphan, moral dilemma, human nature, parents and children, family problems, golden years, devotion, loyalty, down on your luck, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.1
 33K
Dilwale (2015)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 158 min.
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Style: captivating, touching, exciting, sincere
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Tomorrow May Never Come (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 186 min.
Story: Naina is a very serious girl with a very serious life. But one day, her soul is awakened by the happy-go-lucky Aman, who teaches her that life is meant to be lived. Naturally, she falls in love with him. But Aman is harboring a secret that keeps him ...
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, tragic ending
Plot: bollywood, terminal illness, basketball, neighbor, diary, secret, tragic event, romance, best friends, unfulfilled love, family life, death of parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 7.6
 40K
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: captivating, touching, sentimental, emotional, saga ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: unfulfilled love, love triangle, self destructing, unfulfillment, forbidden love, bollywood, love affair, love and romance, couple relations, family relations, destiny, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 1900s, 90s
Place: india, london, europe, england, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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A Married Woman (2005)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 130 min.
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Style: sentimental, atmospheric, touching, captivating, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: India
Duration: 177 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sentimental
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Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 15K
Chalte Chalte (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 167 min.
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Style: sincere, semi serious, realistic, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
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Time: contemporary
Place: india, greece, asia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 28K
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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, romantic, touching
Audience: girls' night, date night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: India
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Style: touching, emotional, serious, captivating, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Paruthiveeran (2007)
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Country: India
Duration: 162 min.
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Style: sentimental, serious, touching, realistic, emotional
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.5
 11K
QsQT (1988)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 162 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, emotional
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Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
My Heart Is Yours (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 185 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, touching, captivating
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Waqt: The Race Against Time (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 153 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Duration: 177 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Movie in collections
 5.4
 2K
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Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 207 min.
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Style: serious, sincere, sentimental, tense, realistic ...
Plot: soldier, fall in love, love affair, parents and children, mistaken identity, destiny, society, romance, family relations, immigrants, orphan, estrangement ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: pakistan, india, new delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.2
 8K
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Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Orphaned and homeless Ranbir Raj re-locates to a small town and orders a glass of milk in the RK Bar. He befriends a prostitute by the name of Gulabji, who invites him to spend the night with her, and when he refuses, she re-directs him to Lillian ...
Style: touching, sentimental, stylized, realistic, serious ...
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Time: contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.4
 2K
Sometimes (1976)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 177 min.
Story: A story spanning two generations, where two lovers are forced to marry against their will, but hold onto memories of their romance. Years later circumstances force them to confront their spouses, their children and each other.
Style: touching, sentimental, epic, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 20th century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.7
 2K
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Genre: Action, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 167 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Namastey London (2007)
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Country: India
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Once Upon a Time in Rio (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 117 min.
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Style: touching, realistic, serious, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: love, social differences, parents and children, forbidden love, love and romance, romance, couples, family relations, fall in love, rich and poor, life is a bitch, gun ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, brazil, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.3
 3K
The Affair (1981)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 182 min.
Story: Although orphaned at very young ages, Scriptwriter Amit and military pilot Shekhar are brothers and also very good friends. The latter is happily engaged to Shobha, while the former has just fallen in love with pretty, young Chandni. But tragedy ...
Style: gloomy, touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic ...
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Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%