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A Passage to India (1984)
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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, captivating, talky, suspense, exciting, thought provoking, touching, atmospheric, serious, emotional ...
Plot: small town, politics, false accusation, legal, society, dishonesty, culture clash, adventure, sexual abuse, tourist, racism, grudge, lawyer, cave, doctor, hindu, mosque, investigation, friendship, friends, life is a bitch, interracial relations, imperialism, sexuality, courtroom drama ...
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 talky films with plots about culture clash, society, politics, idealism, brutality, mentor and betrayal mostly in Drama, History and Adventure genres. Some movies like A Passage to India: The Man Who Would Be King (1975), Seven Years in Tibet (1997), The Jewel in the Crown (1984), Indian Summers (2015), City of Joy (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: soldier, gold, treasure, friends, friendship, adventurer, dishonesty, mercenary, ambition, newspaper, battle, journalist ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: india, asia, himalaya, afghanistan, england
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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: serious, uplifting, captivating, inspirational, realistic ...
Plot: mountain, expedition, buddhism, culture clash, friendship, self discovery, society, escapades, teachers and students, adventure, human spirit, religions or cults ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: tibet, himalaya, china, austria, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: emotional, captivating, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: forbidden love, racism, politics, rape, life is a bitch, tragic love, culture clash, unwanted pregnancy, false accusation, state affairs, dishonesty, manners ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 1940s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: stylized, captivating, realistic, serious, epic
Plot: racism, class differences, state affairs, political unrest, society, rebellion, revolution, politics, culture clash, adultery, caste system, murder ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: india, himalaya, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, serious, sincere, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, leper, rescue, clinic, human spirit, gangsters, doctors and patients, rich and poor, parents and children, hopes, friends, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: india, asia, middle east, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic
Plot: rebellion, betrayal, fighting the system, military life, leadership, militant, rebelliousness, military, rivalry, society, political unrest, state affairs ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1850s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, thought provoking, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Plot: small town, racism, murder, false accusation, hanging, massacre, politics, civil rights, interracial relations, life is a bitch, violence spree, society ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: florida, usa, california, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Gandhi (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, India
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: emotional, uplifting, realistic, serious, factual ...
Plot: human spirit, leadership, protest, freedom, muslim, idealism, political unrest, fighting the system, politics, state affairs, assassination, lawyer ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 20s, 40s, 30s ...
Place: india, england, europe, asia, new delhi ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, touching, realistic, enigmatic ...
Plot: adventure, elephant, obsession, obsessive quest, wilderness, friendship, friends, danger, movie business, filmmaking, racial slur, animal attack ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: africa, uganda, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: bleak, exciting, suspenseful, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: injustice, danger, heroes, hopes, life is a bitch, adventure, false accusation, vengeance, rebellion, battle zone, apocalypse, dishonesty ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, victorian era
Place: india, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.8
 33K
The Crucible (1996)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The movie is centered around the Salem Massachusetts witch trials of 1692. The movie is based on the play "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller. He also wrote the screen play adaptation.
Style: talky, disturbing, rough, factual, twists and turns ...
Plot: politics, witch, confession, curse, legal action, vengeance, society, courtroom drama, danger, legal, hopes, senator ...
Time: 17th century, 90s, 1600s, 1950s
Place: massachusetts, usa, new england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, thought provoking, sincere, uplifting ...
Plot: segregation, racism, friendship, bus, society, injustice, master and servant, couple relations, hopes, life is a bitch, human spirit, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1955
Place: alabama, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Amistad (1997)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: In 1839, the slave ship Amistad set sail from Cuba to America. During the long trip, Cinque leads the slaves in an unprecedented uprising. They are then held prisoner in Connecticut, and their release becomes the subject of heated debate. Freed ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: slavery, slave trade, rebellion, dignity, mutiny, idealism, dishonesty, interracial relations, political, righting the wronged, freedom, social injustice ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1830s, 1840s
Place: cuba, usa, africa, spain, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: serious, realistic, bleak, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: friendship, racism, civil rights, police brutality, journalist, apartheid, politics, idealism, journalism, murder, friends, uncover truth ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: south africa, africa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 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, serious, factual, talky ...
Plot: siege, desert, islam, politics, culture clash, military, imperialism, negotiation, british empire, wartime, justice, civil war ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, 1880s, victorian era ...
Place: africa, sudan, egypt, england, scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
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, captivating, exciting, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: desert, adventure, british colonial, war, historical character, battles, imperialism, rebel, politics, horse, culture clash, soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 20s, 30s, 1930s
Place: ottoman empire, middle east, saudi arabia, lebanon, jerusalem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.2
 33K
The Physician (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 155 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, breathtaking, serious, intellectual ...
Plot: follow your dream, apprentice, ambition, doctors and patients, surgery, orphan, medicine, society, mentor, culture clash, islam, muslim ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century
Place: persia, iran, england, middle east, egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Conspirator (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Mary Surratt is the lone female charged as a co-conspirator in the assassination trial of Abraham Lincoln. As the whole nation turns against her, she is forced to rely on her reluctant lawyer to uncover the truth and save her life.
Style: serious, thought provoking, captivating, factual, emotional ...
Plot: courtroom drama, historical character, conspiracy, civil war, assassination, lawyer, president, trial, boarding house, legal, death sentence, state affairs ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 18th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Julia (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: At the behest of an old and dear friend, playwright Lillian Hellman undertakes a dangerous mission to smuggle funds into Nazi Germany.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, captivating, factual, touching ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, politics, political unrest, friends, writer's life, against the odds, female bonding, female protagonist, smuggling, fascism, culture clash, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1950s, 1920s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, austria, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Mountains of the Moon (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: The story of Captain Richard Francis Burton's and Lt. John Hanning Speke's expedition to find the source of the Nile river in the name of Queen Victoria's British Empire. The film tells the story of their meeting, their friendship ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, realistic, serious, epic ...
Plot: friendship, survival, wilderness, expedition, adventure, river, heroic mission, escapades, danger, exploration, betrayal, obsession ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1850s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: captivating, talky, thought provoking, realistic, serious
Plot: courtroom, evolution, dedicated lawyer, rivalry, small town, small town life, legal, society, courtroom drama, rebellion, idealism, social relations ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Beyond Rangoon (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Patricia Arquette stars as American widow Laura Bowman, a young doctor who's unwittingly drawn into political turmoil while vacationing in Burma in the late 1980s, in this fictionalized drama based on actual events. Bowman initially left San ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, suspense, intense, emotional ...
Plot: politics, state affairs, haunted by the past, leadership, heroes, lone hero, political unrest, doctor, adaptation, justice, family drama, revolution ...
Time: 80s
Place: burma, asia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Becket (1964)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: King Henry II of England has trouble with the Church. When the Archbishop of Canterbury dies, he has a brilliant idea. Rather than appoint another pious cleric loyal to Rome and the Church, he will appoint his old drinking and wenching buddy, Thomas ...
Style: epic, tense, talky, clever, realistic ...
Plot: bishop, friendship, betrayal, politics, archbishop, intrigue, dishonesty, royal family, state affairs, rivalry, church, society ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Deceivers (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, India
Duration: 102 min.
Story: India, 1825: the country lives in mortal fear of cult members known as the “Deceivers." They commit robbery and ritualistic murder. Appalled by their activities, an English military man, Captain William Savage, conceives a hazardous plot to ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating, suspense
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Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Get on the Bus (1996)
Genre: 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: touching, uplifting, thought provoking, realistic, serious ...
Plot: racism, bus, politics, on the road, friendship, gang, rich and poor, hopes, injustice, human nature, family relations, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
Place: washington d.c., los angeles, usa, tennessee, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.8
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Breaker Morant (1980)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: During the Boer War, three Australian lieutenants are on trial for shooting Boer prisoners. Though they acted under orders, they are being used as scapegoats by the General Staff, who hopes to distance themselves from the irregular practices of the ...
Style: tense, rough, disturbing, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: war, military, murder, australian, military life, anti war, soldier, politics, injustice, legal, false accusation, state affairs ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 20th century
Place: south africa, australia, africa, south australia, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.7
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Ben-Hur (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A falsely accused nobleman survives years of slavery to take vengeance on his best friend who betrayed him.
Style: epic, exciting, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, betrayal, ancient rome, vengeance, false accusation, dishonesty, confined, moral dilemma, male friendship, resistance fighter, sibling rivalry, justice ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: italy, greece, jerusalem, palestine, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.5
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Scandal (1989)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 115 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: realistic, serious, intense, based on true events, psychological ...
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Time: 1960s, 50s, 20th century, 60s, 1950s
Place: england, europe, california, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Inherit the Wind (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 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, sincere, thought provoking, clever ...
Plot: courtroom, small town, rivalry, school, culture clash, religions or cults, power relations, small town life, against the odds, dishonesty, legal, rebellion ...
Time: 20s, 1920s
Place: america
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Salem Witch Trials (2002)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: The film recounts the sobering tale of how 19 innocent lives were taken in a community experiencing paranoid hysteria regarding the suspected - but unproved - presence of the occult in the small New England town.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, thought provoking
Plot: witch hunt, false accusation, puritan, religions or cults, society, courtroom drama, americana, politics, social decay, legal, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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