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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: british raj, 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, settlement ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 70s
Place: india, asia, london, himalaya, bombay india, kashmir, england

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, talky and captivating films with plots about culture clash, society, idealism, mentor, runaway, brutality and greed mostly in Drama, History and Adventure genres. Some movies like A Passage to India: The Jewel in the Crown (1984), The Man Who Would Be King (1975), Seven Years in Tibet (1997), City of Joy (1992), Indian Summers (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Jewel in the Crown (1984)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 778 min.
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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, sincere, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: forbidden love, world war two, british raj, politics, racism, rape, life is a bitch, culture clash, tragic love, unwanted pregnancy, false accusation, manners ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 40s
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, witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: soldier, gold, treasure, friends, friendship, british raj, british empire, ambition, adventurer, imperialism, newspaper, mercenary ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1880s
Place: india, himalaya, asia, 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: captivating, uplifting, serious, inspirational, realistic ...
Plot: mountain, expedition, buddhism, world war two, culture clash, friendship, beautiful scenery, self discovery, escapades, society, teachers and students, adventure ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1940s
Place: tibet, himalaya, china, austria, 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, emotional, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: rebellion, betrayal, militant, military life, rebelliousness, leadership, fighting the system, society, military, rivalry, intrigue, state affairs ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1800s
Place: india, asia, afghanistan
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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, realistic, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: hopes, friendship, wedding, leper, gangsters, against the odds, self discovery, human spirit, clinic, parents and children, doctors and patients, rich and poor ...
Time: 90s
Place: india, kolkata, asia, middle east, san francisco
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Indian Summers (2015)
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Country: UK, USA
Duration: 52 min.
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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, captivating, epic, atmospheric ...
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Genre: Action, Drama, History
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Style: rough, disturbing, thought provoking, biting, captivating ...
Plot: racism, small town, massacre, murder, hanging, false accusation, race riot, racial slur, countryside, sheriff, politics, danger ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Myanmar, USA, South Africa
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, realistic, uplifting, serious, factual ...
Plot: human spirit, leadership, idealism, freedom, protest, muslim, religious intolerance, fighting the system, political unrest, politics, state affairs, life philosophy ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1910s, 20th century, 1940s ...
Place: india, england, new delhi, europe, asia ...
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Style: thought provoking, touching, realistic, uplifting, serious ...
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 157 min.
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Style: thought provoking, bleak, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: racism, apartheid, friendship, police brutality, civil rights, newspaper editor, journalist, interracial relations, politics, idealism, journalism, murder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975, year 1977
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Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: thought provoking, touching, realistic, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: segregation, racism, friendship, bus, master and servant, civil rights, couple relations, human spirit, power relations, couples, injustice, friends ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1955
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa, new jersey
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Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
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Style: exciting, captivating, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
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Style: tense, thought provoking, disturbing, suspenseful, rough ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
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Audience: girls' night, chick flick
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Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Mystery
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Style: captivating, serious, realistic, atmospheric, epic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, History
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Duration: 115 min.
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