Movies like Slumdog Millionaire

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Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
 8.0
 808K
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, India
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jamal Malik is an impoverished Indian teen who becomes a contestant on the Hindi version of ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’ but, after he wins, he is suspected of cheating.
Style: uplifting, touching, realistic, motivational, serious, harsh, feel good, rough, heartbreaking, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: orphan, childhood, against the odds, poverty, destiny, life is a bitch, street kid, society, street life, true love, cheating, journey, tv show, slum, ambition, child abuse, rags to riches, human spirit, petty criminal, false accusation, television show, love, childhood sweetheart, hopes, quiz ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2006, year 2005
Place: india, mumbai india, asia, taj mahal

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Most similar movies to Slumdog Millionaire

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out emotional, touching, realistic and serious films with plots about destiny, mentor, storytelling, culture clash, catastrophe, friendship and hopes mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like Slumdog Millionaire: Lion (2016), The Pursuit of Happyness (2006), Forrest Gump (1994), My Name Is Khan (2010), The Shawshank Redemption (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.0
 219K
Lion (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Australia, USA, India
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.
Style: motivational, sentimental, emotional, touching, based on true events ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adoption, poverty, childhood, missing child, loneliness, survival, courage, destiny, foster home, long lost relative, childhood memory, childhood flashback ...
Time: 80s, 2010s, year 1986, year 2008, year 2012 ...
Place: india, australia, tasmania, kolkata, melbourne australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional career.
Style: uplifting, emotional, inspirational, motivational, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, ambition, rise to the top, rags to riches, life, against the odds, single parent, life is a bitch, single father, hopes, down on your luck, success ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 8.8
 1.8M
Forrest Gump (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A man with a low IQ has accomplished great things in his life and been present during significant historic events - in each case, far exceeding what anyone imagined he could do. Yet, despite all the things he has attained, his one true love eludes ...
Style: touching, uplifting, sentimental, sincere, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: mentally challenged, life philosophy, human spirit, journey, destiny, true love, philosophy, rise to the top, human relationship, selflessness, army, love and romance ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, san francisco, new york, united states, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 8.0
 100K
My Name Is Khan (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: India, USA, United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Rizwan Khan, a Muslim from the Borivali section of Mumbai, has Asperger's syndrome. He marries a Hindu single mother, Mandira, in San Francisco. After 9/11, Rizwan is detained by authorities at LAX who treat him as a terrorist because of his ...
Style: touching, uplifting, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: muslim, asperger's syndrome, false accusation, prejudice, islam, journey, autism, mental illness, true love, racism, fall in love, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, mumbai india, san francisco, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, ...
Style: captivating, clever, touching, uplifting, inspirational ...
Plot: prison, human spirit, false accusation, prison escape, freedom, prison life, powerful ending, life is a bitch, confined, life sentence, existentialism, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 60s, 50s, 40s ...
Place: usa, maine, pacific ocean, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.7
 717
Explicit Ills (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The film follows four inter-connecting stories revolving around love, drugs and poverty in Philadelphia
Style: serious, emotional, touching, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, juvenile delinquency, social decay, dysfunctional family, society, drug dealing, lifestyle, youth, hopes, injustice, human spirit, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2007
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Japan, France
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A sweeping romantic epic set in Japan in the years before World War II, a penniless Japanese child is torn from her family to work as a maid in a geisha house.
Style: captivating, sentimental, dramatic, sexy, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: geisha, women, brothel, rivalry, mentor, japanese culture, love and romance, loss of virginity, older man younger woman relationship, unfulfilled love, secret love, orphan ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 1920s, 30s, 20s ...
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.2
 15K
A Better Life (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A gardener in East L.A. struggles to keep his son away from gangs and immigration agents while traveling across town to perform landscaping work for the city's wealthy landowners.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: immigrants, thief, family relations, theft, american dream, single parent, life is a bitch, working class, teenage life, parents and children, down on your luck, social problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, september 11 2001
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mexico, southern california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Kite Runner (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, China, UK, Afghanistan
Duration: 128 min.
Story: After spending years in California, Amir returns to his homeland in Afghanistan to help his old friend Hassan, whose son is in trouble.
Style: emotional, disturbing, sincere, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: muslim, betrayal, childhood, friendship, redemption, courage, guilt, haunted by the past, secret, escapades, rape, mission ...
Time: 70s, 80s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: afghanistan, middle east, san francisco, pakistan, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Salaam Bombay! (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, India, France, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Before Slumdog Millionaire came Salaam Bombay!, Mira Nair’s Oscar-nominated drama tells the moving story of life on the streets of Bombay as seen through the eyes of Chaipu, a twelve-year-old boy living rough in the city.
Style: realistic, rough, sincere, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: underage sex, kids in trouble, ethnic, street kid, pimp, addiction, drug dealing, homeless, prostitution, injustice, petty criminal, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: india, asia, bombay india, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a patient named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, romantic, serious ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, terminal illness, fall in love, first love, teenager, youth, teenage life, cancer, love and romance, dealing with death, adolescence, fighting illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, indiana, amsterdam, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 84K
Swades (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 210 min.
Story: Set in modern day India, Swades is a film that tackles the issues that development throws up on a grass root level. It is to this India, which is colorful, heterogeneous and complex that Mohan Bhargava (Shah Rukh Khan), a bright young scientist ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: bollywood, nasa, immigrants, poverty, discrimination, village, journey, search, change of heart, self discovery, social differences, homecoming ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Love Loves Coincidences (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Year 1977, a September morning in Ankara... Yilmaz tries to rush his pregnant wife Neriman to the hospital and he crashes into Omer's car. The causes Omer's pregnant wife Inci, who was in the back seat, to have a pre-term labor. The babies ...
Style: emotional, dramatic, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: destiny, true love, childhood love, childhood sweetheart, love triangle, hopes, power of love, love and romance, romance, couples, fall in love, life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Great Expectations (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Loosely based on the Charles Dickens' classic novel, "Great Expectations" is a sensual tale of a young man's unforgettable passage into manhood, and the three individuals who will undeniably change his life forever. Through the ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, romantic, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: childhood, artist, destiny, romance, fall in love, inheritance, painting, stranger, understanding, social differences, art, happy ending ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 90s, 80s, 19th century ...
Place: florida, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 8.5
 236K
Cinema Paradiso (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village's theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater's projectionist.
Style: uplifting, touching, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: childhood, haunted by the past, coming of age, first love, filmmaking, village, friendship, censorship, generation gap, funeral, fictional biography, child's point of view ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, twentieth century, 80s
Place: sicily, italy, europe, rome italy, sicily italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.8
 52K
The Lunchbox (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India, France, Germany, USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A mistaken delivery in Mumbai's famously efficient lunchbox delivery system (Mumbai's Dabbawallahs) connects a young housewife to a stranger in the dusk of his life. They build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox. ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: housewife, cooking, everyday life, love and romance, delivery, letter, unlikely relationship, accountant, love, age difference, relationships, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, mumbai india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Waterdance (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An oft overlooked film about struggling to deal with paralysis. Author Joel Garcia breaks his neck while hiking, and finds himself in a rehab center with Raymond, an exaggerating ladies man, and Bloss, a racist biker. Considerable tension builds as ...
Style: touching, realistic, psychological, sincere, uplifting ...
Plot: rehabilitation, friendship, disability, love and romance, paralysis, human nature, human spirit, hopes, society, paraplegic, life philosophy, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.1
 13K
Poetic Justice (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In this film, we see the world through the eyes of main character Justice, a young African-American poet. A mail carrier invites a few friends along for a long overnight delivery run.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: road trip, on the road, friendship, starting over, self discovery, romance, gang, homecoming, survival, urban ghetto life, hopes, going straight ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, chicago illinois, south central los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 6.6
 2K
Agnes Browne (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When Agnes Browne's husband died, she discovered something amazing... Herself.
Style: sentimental, emotional, humorous, uplifting, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: working class, children, family relations, best friend, poverty, human spirit, down on your luck, life is a bitch, hopes, single parent, family problems, puberty ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, europe, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.7
 21K
Dear Frankie (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Nine-year-old Frankie and his single mum Lizzie have been on the move ever since Frankie can remember, most recently arriving in a seaside Scottish town. Wanting to protect her deaf son from the truth that they've run away from his father, ...
Style: realistic, emotional, uplifting, heartbreaking, melancholic ...
Plot: single parent, letter, stranger, disability, ship, friendship, father son relationship, family drama, elementary school, child abuse, newspaper, bet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.8
 13K
Untamed Heart (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Caroline, a young waitress who seems to have bad taste in men, is on her way home one night when thugs attempt to rape her. Adam, the mysterious busboy who works at the same diner, helps fight off the assailants, and she begins a relationship with ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: orphan, love, opposites attract, self discovery, love and romance, tragedy, love affair, couples, hopes, unfulfillment, unlikely couple, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: minneapolis minnesota, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.7
 68K
The Best of Me (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A pair of former high school sweethearts reunite after many years when they return to visit their small hometown.
Style: touching, romantic, sentimental, sexy, dramatic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: love and romance, true love, lovers reunited, unfulfilled love, love affair, small town, road not taken, fall in love, reunion, teenage love, couples, destiny ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1992
Place: usa, new orleans, new jersey, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.2
 4K
Firelight (1997)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Firelight is a period romance/drama film written and directed by William Nicholson. It was Nicholson's first, and to date only, film as director.
Style: touching, serious, uplifting, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: governess, love affair, family relations, love and romance, reunion, parents and children, fall in love, couples, hopes, estate, couple relations, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, victorian era, 1840s, 1830s
Place: england, europe, london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Diya Aur Baati Hum (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
TV show
Story: About a woman and her family with intense Indian family drama.
Style: bad ending, captivating, compassionate, sincere, heartbreaking
Plot: police, husband wife relationship, true love, down on your luck, life philosophy, against the odds, bollywood, human spirit, life is a bitch, journey, death, innocence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.5
 5K
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, friends, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Waiting City (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An outwardly happy Australian couple journey to Calcutta to collect their adopted baby, but on arrival find that the arrangements have yet to be finalized. Soon, the intoxicating mystic power of the Indian city pulls them in separate and unexpected ...
Style: emotional, captivating, realistic, touching, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: adoption, couple relations, romance, society, hopes, family relations, city life, love, rivalry, love and romance, urban, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, kolkata
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.8
 1K
Time (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 178 min.
Story: Members of a family are separated in a natural disaster. Several years down the line, they aren't united but their lives are strangely interconnected.
Style: gloomy, touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: destiny, family relations, couples, family problems, catastrophe, hopes, single parent, romance, orphan, dishonesty, legal, crimes ...
Time: 60s
Place: asia, india, mumbai india, new delhi, bombay india
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.6
 36K
The Choice (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Travis and Gabby first meet as neighbors in a small coastal town and wind up in a relationship that is tested by life's most defining events.
Style: romantic, emotional, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: fall in love, love, couple relations, couples, love and romance, true love, destiny, romance, moral dilemma, medical student, love triangle, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1988, year 1989, year 1946
Place: usa, north carolina, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.0
 178K
Cinderella Man (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: The true story of boxer, Jim Braddock who, in the 1920’s after his retirement, has a surprise comeback in order to get him and his family out of a socially poor state.
Style: uplifting, inspirational, touching, sincere, motivational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: human spirit, sport, boxing, underdog, athlete's life, financial problem, poverty, comeback, fight scenes, training, follow your dream, lifestyle ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 30s, 20s ...
Place: new jersey, usa, netherlands, madison square garden manhattan new york city, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Stanley & Iris (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An illiterate cook at a company cafeteria tries for the attention of a newly widowed woman. As they get to know one another, she discovers his inability to read. When he is fired, she takes on trying to teach him to read in her kitchen each night.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: working class, unemployment, education, romance, couple relations, teachers and students, love and romance, love, school, life is a bitch, opposites attract, friendship ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%