Movies like Praying with Anger

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Praying with Anger (1992)
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Praying with Anger (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An alienated, Americanized teenager of East Indian heritage is sent back to India where he discovers not only his roots but a lot about himself.
Plot: teenager, teenage boy, indian american, asian indian, indian lead
Place: india

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and feel good films with plots about family relations, friendship, teenager, teenage boy, coming of age, love and romance and culture clash mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Praying with Anger: Hyderabad Blues (1998), Double Parked (2000), Measure of a Man (2018), Chutney Popcorn (1999), Outsourced (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Hyderabad Blues (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Varun returns homes after twelve years in the United States and attempts to romance an Indian doctor.
Style: cult film
Plot: culture shock, doctor, indian american, homecoming, indian lead
Place: india
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Double Parked (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A resourceful and high-spirited woman deals with financial distress and her asthmatic thirteen-year-old son when his life is gravely complicated by a new friendship with the son of her former drunken and abusive husband.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, psychological, serious
Plot: mother son relationship, teenager, child abuse, juvenile delinquent, parent child relationship, loner, teenage boy, middle school, drugs, father son relationship, childhood friend
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Measure of a Man (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A bullied teen experiences a turning point summer in which he learns to stand up for himself.
Style: humorous, captivating, light, sincere
Plot: teenager, summer vacation, bullying, summer job, first love, coming of age, summer camp, teenage boy, self discovery, society, grownups, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: usa
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Chutney Popcorn (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Reena is a young Indian American lesbian who lives and works in New York. Her sister Sarita, who is happily married, discovers that she is infertile. Reena offers to be a surrogate mother for her sister's baby, hoping to improve her ...
Style: humorous, feel good, clever, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
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Time: 90s
Place: asia, india, new york, usa
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Outsourced (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After his entire department is outsourced, an American novelty products salesman heads to India to train his replacement.
Style: realistic, feel good, humorous, semi serious, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: boss, workplace, self discovery, office, human nature, fish out of water, arts and culture, call center, culture clash, love and romance, manager, corporate world ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, seattle, bombay india, seattle washington ...
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Aloha Summer (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: It's the 60s and a bunch of crazy teenagers meet in the beautiful island of Hawaii during their summer holidays. Although they come from different backgrounds, they hang out together and shake up the island! They surf, dance, drink, fight and ...
Plot: teenager, beach party, kendo, summer, friendship, vacation, samurai, coming of age, surfing
Time: 60s, 1960s, 1950s, 50s
Place: hawaii
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Rockford (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The movie chronicles the arrival of a (Hindu) student to a strict all-boys Christian boarding school in India and his assimilation into the school. The change is quite dramatic to the protagonist and there are a lot of events that would look ...
Style: humorous, sexual, realistic, semi serious, sexy
Plot: coming of age, boarding school, teenage life, friendship, high school, school, teachers and students, boarding school life, high school life, rivalry, best friends, love and romance ...
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Place: las vegas, india
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M.K.B.K.M. (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Harry is an industrialist who loves his daughter Bijlee, and the bond they share with Harry's man friday, Matru. Bijlee's plan to wed the son of a politician, however, brings twists and turns in the lives of Matru, Bijlee and Mandola.
Style: humorous, captivating, feel good, light, realistic ...
Plot: village, romance, on the road, parents and children, couples, supportive parent, family relations, social relations, bollywood, couple relations, politician, landowner ...
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Hard Knox (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A retired fighter pilot becomes the head of his alma matter military high school for two weeks with hilarious consequences. He shapes up the school and raises morale so that they are able to win the "brass-axe" competition versus another ...
Plot: pilot, teenage boy, military, leadership, high school
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Speech & Debate (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Frustrated by the hypocrisy they see in their parents, teachers, and the entire school board, an unlikely trio set out to find a common truth and make their voices heard as they revive a defunct school club and take on the world.
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Miss India America (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lily is a winner, but when her boyfriend leaves her for a vapid beauty pageant queen, she gets the notion that winning the Miss India America title would bring him back. Since Lily is perfect in everything else she does, it should be a cinch...or so ...
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Gippi (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Gippi is a coming-of-age story of an ordinary, overweight girl, who, through the course of the film, learns to love herself for exactly who she is. It is also a tale of an underdog, who picks herself up from nothing and finds herself at the top of ...
Style: humorous, captivating, inspirational, light, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
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Unpregnant (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A 17-year old Missouri teen named Veronica discovers she has gotten pregnant, a development that threatens to end her dreams of matriculating at an Ivy League college, and the career that could follow.
Style: sweet, road movie, touching, humorous
Plot: teenage pregnancy, abortion, teenager, road trip, decision, schoolgirl, bigger dreams, breakup, best friends, lgbt, female director, childhood friends ...
Time: 2020s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Daddy Cool: Join the Fun (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 102 min.
Story: So, what can happen at a funeral? Even, if it's the funeral of Daddy Cool Douglas Lazarus? It's in Goa, tears, sad speeches, melancholia... right? Wrong! When... The coffin makers deliver the wrong body, all hell breaks loose in this witty ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, captivating, realistic
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Place: india
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
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Duration: 102 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, India
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Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, touching, semi serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
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Karma Cartel (2014)
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31%
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Holy Smoke (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Australia
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Country: India
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mango Soufflé is a 2002 Indian film written and directed by Mahesh Dattani. The film stars Atul Kulnani and Rinkie Khanna. It was promoted as "first gay male film from India" and was adapted from Dattani's own successful English play ...
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29%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
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