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Happiness & Tears (2001)
 7.4
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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: forbidden love, reunion, bollywood, reconciliation, family tradition, couple relations, love and romance, estrangement, longing, family conflict, 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 ...
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 emotional films with plots about love and romance, bollywood, romance, fall in love, family relations, parents and children and couples mostly in Drama, Romance and Musical genres. Some movies like Happiness & Tears: D.D.L.J. (1995), Yash Chopra's Veer-Zaara (2004), Never Say Goodbye (2006), Something Is Happening (1998), Tomorrow May Never Come (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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D.D.L.J. (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 189 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, sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: love and romance, fall in love, opposites attract, forbidden love, wedding, arranged marriage, family relations, bollywood, store, romance, vacation, conservative ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: india, europe, london, england, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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
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Place: india, pakistan, asia, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Never Say Goodbye (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 193 min.
Story: Dev and Maya are both married to different people. Settled into a life of domestic ritual, and convinced that they are happy in their respective relationships, they still yearn for something deeper and more meaningful, which is precisely what they ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: bollywood, infidelity, couple relations, true love, love affair, family relations, parents and children, fall in love, romance, crumbling marriage, family problems, jealous spouse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, youth, love and romance, crumbling relationship, family life, childhood friends, childhood friend, unfulfilled love, couple relations, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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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: terminal illness, bollywood, neighbor, basketball, diary, tragic event, secret, romance, best friends, family life, unfulfilled love, death of parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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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
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 38K
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, love affair, love and romance, couple relations, destiny, family relations, fall in love, alcohol abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 1900s, 90s
Place: india, london, asia, england, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
A Married Woman (2005)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 130 min.
Story: They fall in love before they know its meaning, Lolita, orphaned at an early age & Shekhar, who reaches out & gives her the security she craves.They share joys & sorrows through childhood & adolescence,unknown to them ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, atmospheric, touching, captivating ...
Audience: date night
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Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: india, asia, kolkata
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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We Stand United (1999)
Genre: Drama, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 177 min.
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Style: sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 27K
Love Stories (2000)
Genre: Musical, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 216 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, romantic, touching
Audience: date night, girls' night
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Place: india, england, asia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 14K
Chalte Chalte (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 167 min.
Story: Priya Chopra is a fashion designer and Raj Mathur owns a small trucking company. They meet on the road, quarrel, and then fall for each other. Priya, who is already engaged, must decide whether she will marry her fiancé or leave him for Raj. Love ...
Style: semi serious, sincere, humorous, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: fall in love, friendship, family relations, family life, hopes, couple relations, infidelity, on the road, bollywood, male female relationship, husband wife relationship, wooing ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, greece, asia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Cherished Memories (2001)
Genre: Musical, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 171 min.
Story: Raj Singh Puri has a very wealthy friend in Lalit Kumar Malhotra, and his wife, Nalini. After the passing away of his wife, Shalini, Raj has become more dependent on the Malhotras, and they have offered him support and solace in his time of need. ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
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Duration: 169 min.
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Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 10K
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Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
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Style: touching, emotional, gloomy, realistic, semi serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.4
 19K
Ram & Leela (2013)
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Duration: 150 min.
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Style: captivating, serious, touching, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: date night
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Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 174 min.
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Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, emotional
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Country: India
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Style: captivating, serious, emotional, touching, realistic
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Place: india, new delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.2
 31K
Fanaa (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 168 min.
Story: Zooni Ali Beg (Kajol) is a blind Kashmiri girl who travels without her parents for the first time with a dance troupe to Delhi to perform in a ceremony for independence day. On her journey, she meets Rehan Khan (Aamir Khan), a casanova and tour ...
Style: touching, serious, uplifting, feel good, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 198 min.
Story: An ex-army man, leading a double life in London, must choose between his wife and muse. Jab Tak Hai Jaan movie is a love triangle,and also marks the return of Yash Chopra as a director after eight years. In Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Shahrukh Khan plays ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic
Audience: date night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Waqt: The Race Against Time (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 153 min.
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Style: captivating, semi serious, realistic, touching
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
My Heart Is Yours (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 185 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, touching, captivating
Plot: bollywood, forbidden love, love affair, family relations, romance, fall in love, parents and children, true love, unlikely couple, opposites attract, love triangle, sister sister relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 8.1
 11K
Bombay (1995)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A love story of a good-hearted Hindu man and a beautiful devout Muslim woman who leave their village to marry against the wishes of their parents and move to Bombay to start a fresh life. There they have twin sons and a daughter. But turmoil engulfs ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic, controversial ...
Plot: twins, journalism, forbidden love, separated, family relations, couples, family disapproval, love and romance, romance, society, politics, state affairs ...
Time: 1990s, year 1992, 90s, year 1993
Place: asia, india, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.2
 7K
Oh, My Love (2007)
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
Plot: prostitute, friendship, love and romance, couples, tragic love, love affair, couple relations, fall in love, small town life, destiny, haunted by the past, idealism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Namastey London (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Indian-born Manmohan Malhotra decided to re-locate to London, England, established himself, returned to India, got married to Bebo, and after a period of 4 years got a visa for her so that she could live with him. Shortly thereafter she gave birth ...
Style: realistic, feel good, humorous, semi serious, romantic ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, london, asia, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.8
 2K
Trident (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 167 min.
Story: Vijay Kumar is the illegitimate son of a construction baron, Raj Kumar Gupta and his first love, Shanti, whom he gives up in order to marry a wealthy heiress. Raj does not know of this son, who grows up and after his mother's death comes to ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, tense, captivating
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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 ⇓
26%
Once Upon a Time in Rio (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Situated just above the awe-inspiring Ipanema beach in Rio is the Cantagalo slum. Every day, floods of Cantagalo residents make their way down the mountain, only to disappear into their surroundings as part of the invisible working-class that cleans ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: love, forbidden love, parents and children, social differences, love and romance, romance, family relations, life is a bitch, rich and poor, fall in love, couples, gun ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, brazil, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, touching, sincere
Plot: orphan, hinduism, guru, family relations, social differences, love affair, culture clash, couples, religions or cults, family problems, romance, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%