Movies like A Passage to India

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A Passage to India (1984)
 7.4
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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: twists and turns, atmospheric, serious, emotional, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, touching, epic, enigmatic ...
Plot: culture clash, racism, mosque, hindu, cave, doctor, small town, grudge, false accusation, politics, friendship, adventure, dishonesty, legal, society, life is a bitch, friends, interracial relations, sexual abuse, courtroom drama, imperialism, tourist, sexuality, travel agency, rape accusation ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: india, asia, bombay india, england

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and dramatic films with plots about society, culture clash, mentor, storytelling, courage, destiny and greed mostly in Drama, History and Adventure genres. Some movies like A Passage to India: Gandhi (1982), Rosewood (1997), Seven Years in Tibet (1997), Indian Summers (2015), The Long Walk Home (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Gandhi (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, India, USA
Duration: 191 min.
Story: In the early years of the 20th century, Mohandas K. Gandhi, a British-trained lawyer, forsakes all worldly possessions to take up the cause of Indian independence. Faced with armed resistance from the British government, Gandhi adopts a policy of ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: leadership, protest, human spirit, muslim, idealism, freedom, price of justice, politics, independence, hindu, heroic mission, british empire ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 20s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: india, england, asia, new delhi, south africa ...
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95%
 7.2
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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: disturbing, serious, realistic, rough, captivating ...
Plot: small town, racism, murder, false accusation, hanging, massacre, interracial relations, politics, racial segregation, injustice, society, social relations ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: florida, usa, california, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, adventurer, expedition, culture clash, buddhism, mountain, mountaineer, politics, adventure, communism, treason, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: tibet, himalaya, china, austria, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Indian Summers (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
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: epic, serious, stylized, captivating, realistic
Plot: class differences, racism, culture clash, society, caste system, illicit affair, interracial romance, murder, adultery, abusive husband, state affairs, political unrest ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: india, asia, himalaya
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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The Long Walk Home (1990)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two women, black and white, in 1955 Montgomery Alabama, must decide what they are going to do in response to the famous bus boycott lead by Martin Luther King.
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: friendship, racism, bus, human spirit, hopes, society, couples, power relations, life is a bitch, friends, segregation, master and servant ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1955
Place: alabama, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In 1931, three aboriginal girls escape after being plucked from their homes to be trained as domestic staff and set off on a trek across the Outback.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: survival, child abuse, culture clash, wilderness, colonialism, racism, aborigine, outback, kidnapping, punishment, capture, fugitives ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: australia, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.5
 50K
The Mission (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: UK, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When a Spanish Jesuit goes into the South American wilderness to build a mission in the hope of converting the Indians of the region, a slave hunter is converted and joins his mission. When Spain sells the colony to Portugal, they are forced to ...
Style: epic, touching, atmospheric, serious, emotional ...
Plot: jungle, slavery, clergy, mission, waterfall, christianity, redemption, native, punishment, duel, massacre, adventurer ...
Time: 18th century
Place: brazil, argentina, south america, latin america, portugal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Ghosts of Mississippi is a drama covering the final trial of the assassin, Bryon De La Beckwith, of the 60s civil rights leader Medgar Evers. It begins with the murder and the events surrounding the two initial trials which both ended in a hung ...
Style: talky, serious, sincere, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, racism, assassin, civil rights, activist, widow, trial, dedicated lawyer, legal investigation, injustice, righting the wronged ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1960s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 7.3
 99K
The Way Back (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates, Poland
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Peter Weir's follow-up to Master & Commander (2003) is the stark & brilliant The Way Back, which takes on the theme of man's struggle for freedom. At the dawn of WWII, several men escape from a Russian gulag. The film ...
Style: epic, realistic, serious, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: escape, survival, gulag, danger, wilderness, communism, priest, on the road, against the odds, war, freedom, camp ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: russia, india, asia, himalaya, mine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.4
 4K
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: serious, sincere, touching, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: leper, human spirit, friendship, self discovery, clinic, parents and children, rich and poor, hopes, society, friends, best friends, clergy ...
Time: 90s
Place: india, asia, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.5
 11K
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: serious, captivating, realistic, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: friendship, racism, journalist, apartheid, civil rights, police brutality, politics, interracial relations, male friendship, journalism, discrimination, idealism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: south africa, africa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Man Who Would Be King (1975)
Genre: Adventure
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, humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: adventure, treasure, soldier, gold, friends, friendship, battle, journalist, british empire, king, ambition, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: india, asia, himalaya, afghanistan, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: India
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, emotional, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: rebellion, betrayal, soldier, unlikely partners, war, gory, rebelliousness, culture clash, military life, political unrest, revolution, battles ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1850s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 216 min.
Story: The story of British officer T.E. Lawrence's mission to aid the Arab tribes in their revolt against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. Lawrence becomes a flamboyant, messianic figure in the cause of Arab unity but his psychological ...
Style: epic, exciting, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: desert, adventure, horse, war, battles, muslim, soldier, british colonial, arab, camel, british empire, leadership ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: middle east, ottoman empire, jerusalem, saudi arabia, lebanon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Jewel in the Crown (1984)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 778 min.
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: epic, atmospheric, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: forbidden love, rape, racism, politics, abortion, police brutality, intrigue, interracial relations, social differences, romance, tragic love, culture clash ...
Time: 40s, 50s, 1940s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Great Waldo Pepper (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A biplane pilot who had missed flying in WWI takes up barnstorming and later a movie career in his quest for the glory he had missed.
Style: feel good, serious, realistic, uplifting, touching ...
Plot: aerial combat, redemption, hopes, adventure, starting over, human nature, introspection, friendship, haunted by the past, midlife crisis, wartime life, filmmaking ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: nebraska, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.2
 31K
The Physician (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The story of Rob Cole, a boy who is left a penniless orphan in an 11th-century English mining town when his mother dies of a mysterious illness. Vowing to become a physician and vanquish Death itself, he travels to Isfahan in Persia to study ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, breathtaking, intellectual ...
Plot: follow your dream, ambition, apprentice, orphan, doctors and patients, medicine, surgery, society, mentor, culture clash, islam, unlikely friendships ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century
Place: england, iran, medical school, mine, persia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.1
 592
The White Dawn (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Three stranded 1890s whalers (Warren Oates, Timothy Bottoms, Louis Gossett Jr.) corrupt the culture of their Eskimo saviors.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: culture clash, arctic, inuit, rescue, adventure, survival, village, shipwreck, wilderness, forces of nature, isolation, racism ...
Time: 19th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, talky, thought provoking, realistic, captivating
Plot: courtroom, evolution, dedicated lawyer, courtroom drama, bigotry, legal, society, small town, idealism, small town life, religions or cults, rebellion ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Heat and Dust (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The parallel story of Anne and her grand-aunt Olivia in their experiences in India
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: extramarital affair, self discovery, interracial relations, love and romance, romance, couples, opposites attract, introspection, couple relations, love affair, social differences, hopes ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.9
 6K
Khartoum (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 134 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 ...
Style: epic, realistic, exciting, serious, rough ...
Plot: siege, desert, islam, culture clash, british empire, politics, military, war, imperialism, negotiation, adventure, leadership ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, 1880s, victorian era ...
Place: sudan, africa, egypt, england, belgium ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
A Stranger in the Kingdom (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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: sincere, serious, realistic, atmospheric, thought provoking
Plot: false accusation, racism, small town, murder, price of justice, courtroom, dishonesty, legal, society, courtroom drama, small town life, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: vermont, usa, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.1
 6K
Black Robe (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Canada, Australia, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the 17th century a Jesuit priest and a young companion are escorted through the wilderness of Quebec by Algonquin Indians to find a distant mission in the dead of winter. The Jesuit experiences a spiritual journey while his young companion falls ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, thought provoking, baroque ...
Plot: wilderness, journey, native american, culture clash, adventurer, adventure, clergy, soldier, redemption, interracial relations, religions or cults, escapades ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: canada, quebec, india, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: exciting, serious, realistic, touching, enigmatic ...
Plot: safari, elephant, adventure, obsession, wilderness, friendship, danger, movie business, escapades, society, friends, obsessive quest ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: africa, uganda, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Gandhi, My Father (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: India
Duration: 136 min.
Story: With Gandhi My Father, producer Anil Kapoor and director Feroz Abbas Khan have shed light onto Gandhi the person, rather than Gandhi the icon. Using Gandhi’s political career as a canvas, the film paints a picture of his intricate, complex, and ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: tragedy, racism, rise to the top, human spirit, rebelliousness, redemption, parents and children, death in the family, family in crisis, political unrest, estrangement, injustice ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 1920s ...
Place: africa, india, south africa, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Sixth Happiness (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Waris Hussein’s acclaimed drama is based on the autobiography of Firdaus Kanga, who stars in the lead role of Brit, a young man born with brittle bone disease, which causes him to have never grown beyond four feet tall. The film follows his sexual ...
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, touching
Plot: disability, sexual abuse, love and romance, fictional biography, lgbt, gays and lesbians, love affair, family in crisis, gender, life is a bitch, society, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: india, england, bombay india, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.1
 1K
Marco Polo (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Assigned to accompany two priests on a mission to convert the court of Kublai Khan to Christianity, Marco Polo is abandoned in the mountains when the priests, doubting the very existence of China, turn back. Polo eventually pushes bravely forth ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, epic, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: adventurer, adventure, leadership, survival, vengeance, heroic mission, political unrest, escapades, heroes, battles, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: middle ages
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.2
 80K
Silence (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Mexico, Taiwan, UK, USA, Japan, Italy
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Two Jesuit priests travel to seventeenth century Japan which has, under the Tokugawa shogunate, banned Catholicism and almost all foreign contact.
Style: bleak, philosophical, suspense, melancholic, intellectual ...
Plot: christianity, missionary, religious persecution, crisis of faith, torture, culture clash, clergy, betrayal, religion, japanese history, doubt, fish out of water ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Sudie and Simpson (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A television movie about the friendship that develops between a young white girl and an older black man in a racist, rural Georgia town during the 1940s.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, thought provoking, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, small town, false accusation, racism, interracial relations, discrimination, coming of age, society, youth, life is a bitch, friends, opposites attract ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Places in the Heart (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In 1930s Southern US, a widow and her family try to run their cotton farm with the help of a disparate group of friends.
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: farm, racism, friendship, small town, widow, human spirit, redemption, great depression, kidnapping, war veteran, family farm, interracial relations ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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