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A Passage to India (1984)
 7.3
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A Passage to India (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: The film is set during the period of growing influence of the Indian independence movement in the British Raj. It begins with the arrival in India of a British woman, Miss Adela Quested (Judy Davis), who is joining her fiancé, a city magistrate named Ronny Heaslop (Nigel Havers). She and Ronny's mother, Mrs. Moore (Peggy Ashcroft), befriend an Indian doctor, Aziz H. Ahmed (Victor Banerjee).
Style: epic, suspense, talky, twists and turns, captivating, scenic, sexy, thought provoking, exciting, erotic ...
Plot: politics, lawyer, small town, racism, british raj, culture clash, investigation, false accusation, legal, society, dishonesty, adventure, sexual abuse, tourist, british empire, colonialism, cave, doctor, hindu, grudge, friendship, sexuality, train, claustrophobia, professor ...
Time: 1920s, year 1984, 20th century, 70s, 20s
Place: india, england, asia, london, himalaya, bombay india, kashmir

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Indian Summers (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: Epic drama set in the summer of 1932 where India dreams of independence, but the British are clinging to power. Set against the sweeping grandeur of the Himalayas and tea plantations of Northern India, the drama tells the rich and explosive story ...
Style: realistic, serious, epic, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: colonialism, class differences, racism, revolution, political unrest, society, state affairs, culture clash, rebellion, british, independence, caste system ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: india, himalaya, asia
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The Jewel in the Crown (1984)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 778 min.
TV show
Story: The British Raj: though their position seems secure, thoughtful English men and women know that "their" time in India is coming to an end. The story begins with an unjust arrest for rape, and the consequences of this echo through the ...
Style: captivating, emotional, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: forbidden love, british raj, world war two, rape, politics, racism, life is a bitch, culture clash, tragic love, manners, state affairs, dishonesty ...
Time: 1940s, 50s
Place: india, asia
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The Man Who Would Be King (1975)
Genre: Adventure, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A robust adventure about two British adventurers who take over primitive Kafiristan as "godlike" rulers, meeting a tragic end through their desire for a native girl. Based on a short story by Rudyard Kipling.
Style: epic, cerebral, humorous, witty, suspense ...
Plot: british empire, adventurer, freemason, british raj, imperialism, mercenary, treasure, soldier, execution, greed, friendship, king ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: india, afghanistan, england, ancient greece, himalaya ...
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City of Joy (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In this drama, a wealthy American doctor learns some important lessons about life in one of the poorest cities on Earth. Max Lowe (Patrick Swayze) is a Houston surgeon who has grown weary of the bureaucracy of American medicine. When he loses a ...
Style: touching, sincere, social, buddy movie, reflective ...
Plot: friendship, indians, hopes, hospital, poverty, survival, transformation, vengeance, adaptation, alter ego, brutality, family bonds ...
Time: 90s
Place: india, houston texas, middle east, kolkata, asia ...
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The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: India, UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The film begins in 1857, when India was ruled by the British East India Company. Mangal Pandey is a sepoy, a soldier of Indian origin, in the army of the East India Company. Pandey is fighting in the Anglo-Afghan Wars and saves the life of his ...
Style: epic, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic
Plot: rebellion, militant, betrayal, fighting the system, leadership, rebelliousness, military life, society, intrigue, military, rivalry, state affairs ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1850s
Place: india, asia, afghanistan
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Seven Years in Tibet (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Austrian mountaineer, Heinrich Harrer journeys to the Himalayas without his family to head an expedition in 1939. But when World War II breaks out, the arrogant Harrer falls into Allied forces' hands as a prisoner of war. He escapes with a ...
Style: inspirational, epic, serious, uplifting, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: expedition, buddhism, beautiful scenery, mountain, world war two, life philosophy, culture clash, self discovery, friendship, nazi, adventure, human spirit ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: tibet, china, himalaya, poland, germany ...
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Rosewood (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Spurred by a white woman's lie, vigilantes destroy a black Florida town and slay inhabitants in 1923.
Style: rough, disturbing, visually appealing, political, harsh ...
Plot: racism, small town, murder, african american, politics, massacre, civil rights, serial killer, death, violence, swamp, conspiracy ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: florida, california, south africa, usa
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Get on the Bus (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Get On the Bus follows several Black men on a cross country bus trip to the Million Man March. On the bus are an eclectic set of characters including a laid off aircraft worker, a former Gang Banger, a Hollywood actor, a cop who is of mixed racial ...
Style: road movie, thought provoking, talky, compassionate, uplifting ...
Plot: racism, politics, friendship, gang, prejudice, bus, justice, unlikely friendships, character study, idealism, civil rights, on the road ...
Time: 90s
Place: washington d.c., los angeles, tennessee, new jersey, usa ...
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White Hunter Black Heart (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A thinly fictionalized account of a legendary movie director, whose desire to hunt down an animal turns into a grim situation with his movie crew in Africa
Style: enigmatic, melancholic, talky, exciting, serious ...
Plot: adventure, obsession, wilderness, hunting, movie business, filmmaking, character study, elephant, obsessive quest, friends, friendship, racial slur ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 70s
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Cry Freedom (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 157 min.
Story: A dramatic story, based on actual events, about the friendship between two men struggling against apartheid in South Africa in the 1970s. Donald Woods is a white liberal journalist in South Africa who begins to follow the activities of Stephen Biko, ...
Style: political, inspirational, thought provoking, feel good, dramatic ...
Plot: racism, apartheid, politics, social injustice, human rights, friendship, journalist, civil rights, journalism, murder, idealism, freedom ...
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Inherit the Wind (1988)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a real-life case in 1925, two great lawyers argue the case for and against a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution.
Style: serious, realistic, talky, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: courtroom, lawyer, evolution, bigotry, religions or cults, social relations, society, dedicated lawyer, rebellion, legal, rivalry, small town life ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: tennessee, usa
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The Brigand of Kandahar (1965)
Genre: Adventure, History
Country: UK
Duration: 81 min.
Story: 1880. British India. Robert Case, a half-caste lieutenant, is unjustly discharged from the British Army. He joins the rebel Bengali tribesmen offensive against the colonial enemy. They capture a foreign journalist and Case recounts his story of ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: india, england
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Khartoum (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: English General Charles George Gordon, a devout Christian, is appointed military governor of Anglo-Egyptian Sudan by the Prime Minister. Ordered to evacuate Egyptians from the Sudan, Gordon stays on to protect the people of Khartoum, who are under ...
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Duration: 113 min.
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Duration: 106 min.
Story: An English bon-vivant osteopath is enchanted with a young exotic dancer and invites her to live with him. He serves as friend and mentor, and through his contacts and parties she and her friend meet and date members of the Conservative Party. ...
Style: erotic, intense, realistic, serious, political ...
Plot: sex scandal, betrayal, politics, political corruption, spy, member of parliament, prostitute, nudity (full frontal - brief), social differences, social decay, rise and fall, suicide ...
Time: 60s, year 1961, year 1962, year 1963, 50s ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
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Style: realistic, factual, atmospheric, talky, intense ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: baseball, sport, friendship, major league, scandal, gambling, historical figure, ambition, contests and competitions, society, sport team, americana ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1920s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
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Style: epic, sexy, realistic, talky, thought provoking ...
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A Stranger in the Kingdom (1999)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Vermont town in the 1950's hires a new minister based on his war record and capable presentation, but then are shocked when he shows up and is a black man. Things go completely wrong for ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, racism, false accusation, small town, courtroom drama, price of justice, small town life, crimes, society, legal, life is a bitch, dishonesty ...
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Duration: 116 min.
Story: A chronicle of the weeks after the 2000 U.S. presidential election and the subsequent recounts in Florida.
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Style: captivating, exciting, epic, atmospheric, serious ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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Country: UK, USA, New Zealand
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The familiar story of Lieutenant Bligh, whose cruelty leads to a mutiny on his ship. This version follows both the efforts of Fletcher Christian to get his men beyond the reach of British retribution, and the epic voyage of Lieutenant Bligh to get ...
Style: epic, suspenseful, captivating, sexy, suspense ...
Plot: island, ship, mutiny, betrayal, sea, storm at sea, survival, sailboat, adventure, murder, sea captain, journey ...
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Heat and Dust (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The parallel story of Anne and her grand-aunt Olivia in their experiences in India
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative
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Time: 1920s, 20th century, 80s
Place: india, asia, kashmir
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37%
A River Runs Through It (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
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Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, thought provoking, melancholic ...
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Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1910s, 1930s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Some Mother's Son (1996)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 112 min.
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Hope & Redemption: The Lena Baker Story (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Based on true events, The Lena Baker Story recounts one African-American womans struggle to rise above the challenges of her life, to face the choices she makes, and to ultimately triumph over her...Lena Baker was the first and only woman to be ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, bleak, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: murder, racism, false accusation, workplace, courtroom drama, crimes, boss and employee, injustice, courtroom, electric chair, life is a bitch, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.2
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Man Friday (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Englishman Robinson Crusoe, stranded alone on an island for years, is overjoyed to find a fellow man, a black islander whom he names Friday. But Crusoe cannot overcome the shackles of his own heritage and upbringing and is incapable of seeing Friday ...
Style: suspense, biting, captivating, serious, realistic
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Time: 17th century
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