Movies like Slumdog Millionaire

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Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
 8.0
 721K
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, France, Germany, 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: touching, serious, uplifting, realistic, feel good, rough, epic, captivating, intense, compassionate ...
Audience: date night
Plot: orphan, destiny, true love, against the odds, life is a bitch, society, street kid, poverty, childhood, human spirit, cheating, siblings relations, childhood sweetheart, rags to riches, hopes, television show, urban ghetto life, false accusation, street life, child abuse, petty criminal, change of luck, human trafficking, contests and competitions, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, year 2005, 2000s
Place: india, asia, mumbai india, taj mahal

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Most similar movies to Slumdog Millionaire

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, serious and emotional films with plots about destiny, love and romance, mentor, storytelling, love, life philosophy and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Romance and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Slumdog Millionaire: Forrest Gump (1994), My Name Is Khan (2010), The Pursuit of Happyness (2006), A Walk to Remember (2002), Love Loves Coincidences (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.8
 1.5M
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, serious, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: mentally challenged, destiny, human spirit, tragic love, human relationship, fish out of water, true love, love and romance, friendship, life philosophy, rise to the top, journey ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 1950s
Place: washington d.c., usa, vietnam, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
My Name Is Khan (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
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 ...
Plot: muslim, false accusation, mental illness, prejudice, true love, hopes, president, bollywood, love and romance, protagonist as suspect, autism, redemption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: sentimental, emotional, uplifting, serious, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, life is a bitch, single parent, down on your luck, rise to the top, against the odds, hopes, success, ambition, parents and children, family problems, financial problem ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Walk to Remember (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When the popular, restless Landon Carter is forced to participate in the school drama production he falls in love with Jamie Sullivan, the daughter of the town's minister. Jamie has a "to-do" list for her life and also a very big ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, sad, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: teenage love, opposites attract, true love, first love, love and romance, high school life, teenage life, coming of age, terminal illness, fall in love, youth, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: true love, destiny, hopes, love and romance, childhood sweetheart, childhood love, power of love, love triangle, childhood memory, life philosophy, life & death, life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: clever, captivating, touching, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: human spirit, prison, prison life, freedom, false accusation, confined, life sentence, hopes, survival, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, justice ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 60s, 1940s, 50s ...
Place: usa, maine, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.8
 13K
Water (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, India
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The year is 1938, and Mahatma Gandhi's groundbreaking philosophies are sweeping across India, but 8-year-old Chuyia, newly widowed, must go to live with other outcast widows on an ashram. Her presence transforms the ashram as she befriends two ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: prostitute, friendship, child bride, widow, hinduism, sacrifice, bollywood, sin, dying, freedom, innocence, lost ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, year 1938
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
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: serious, sentimental, sexy, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: rivalry, love and romance, mentor, uninhibited rivalry, destiny, social differences, unfulfilled love, cinderella story, geisha, rise to the top, women, japanese culture ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.7
 56K
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, sentimental, emotional, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: true love, unfulfilled love, lovers reunited, love and romance, small town, road not taken, love affair, forbidden love, unfulfillment, young lovers, destiny, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.8
 220K
Atonement (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, War
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: As a 13-year-old, fledgling writer Briony Tallis irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, epic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, unfulfilled love, false accusation, siblings relations, life is a bitch, love and romance, lovers apart, forbidden love, innocence lost, nurse, letter, prejudice ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.5
 90K
The Lucky One (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: U.S. Marine Sergeant Logan Thibault returns from his third tour of duty in Iraq, with the one thing he credits with keeping him alive-a photograph he found of a woman he doesn't even know. Learning her name is Beth and where she lives, he shows ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: true love, love affair, destiny, loss of loved one, soldier, obsessive quest, escapades, hopes, military, marines, bomb explosion, iraq veteran ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, new orleans, middle east, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: touching, sincere, emotional, serious, clever ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, teenage love, teenage life, love and romance, fall in love, first love, dealing with death, youth, coping, dying, fighting illness, human relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, indiana, amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.6
 260K
Seven Pounds (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An IRS agent with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.
Style: touching, emotional, sad, compassionate, sentimental ...
Plot: redemption, hopes, life philosophy, life changing experience, sacrifice, suicidal, self sacrifice, tragic event, depression, true love, fall in love, secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 166 min.
Story: Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.
Style: sentimental, touching, atmospheric, melancholic, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: true love, love and romance, tragic love, aging, hopes, child as adult, imaginary, impossible love, life philosophy, odd, supernatural romance, fall in love ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 20s, 30s, 60s ...
Place: new orleans, usa, paris france, english channel, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.8
 930
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: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, touching
Plot: destiny, parents and children, reunion, romance, family relations, orphan, single parent, couple relations, siblings relations, death in the family, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s
Place: asia, india, bombay india, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.0
 123K
One Day (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A romantic comedy centered on Dexter and Emma, who first meet during their graduation in 1988 and proceed to keep in touch regularly. The film follows what they do on July 15 annually, usually doing something together.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: opposites attract, love and romance, follow your dream, friendship, social differences, ambition, reunion, unfulfilled love, hopes, couples, best friends in love, love ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 90s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: paris france, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.7
 110K
Billy Elliot (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set against the background of the 1984 Miner's Strike, Billy Elliot is an 11 year old boy who stumbles out of the boxing ring and onto the ballet floor. He faces many trials and triumphs as he strives to conquer his family's set ways, ...
Style: touching, uplifting, feel good, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, family outing
Plot: follow your dream, dancer's life, ballet, hopes, audition, prejudice, friendship, poverty, dance school, coming of age, father son relationship, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1984, 1990s
Place: england, london, northern england, europe, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.3
 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, uplifting, serious, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love affair, parents and children, fall in love, hopes, love and romance, couples, family relations, couple relations, reunion, estate, governess, romance ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, 1840s, victorian era, victorian england ...
Place: england, europe, san francisco, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
 5.5
 2K
Umrao Jaan (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Bollywood film about the famous courtesan of the title. Aishwarya Rai stars in the lead role. The film is directed by J.P. Dutta and also stars Shabana Azmi, Sunil Shetty, Abhishek Bachchan, Divya Dutta, Himani Shivpuri and Kulbhushan Kharbanda.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: kidnapping, prostitute, forbidden love, romance, impossible love, social differences, destiny, bollywood, love and romance, society, unfulfilled love, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.6
 28K
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: emotional, touching, serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: true love, fall in love, couple relations, couples, love and romance, romance, love, cheating, opposites attract, girl next door, small town, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1946, year 1989
Place: north carolina, usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.9
 647
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: uplifting, serious, realistic, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, rich and poor, urban, city life, urban ghetto, down on your luck, drug abuse, social decay, urban ghetto life, injustice, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.8
 40K
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, realistic, serious, sentimental, feel good ...
Plot: housewife, delivery, accountant, cooking and food, dull life, urban, city life, love and romance, unfulfillment, retiring, escape from reality, train ride ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, serious, uplifting, psychological ...
Plot: friendship, disability, human nature, paraplegic, hopes, love and romance, society, couples, friends, rehabilitation, human spirit, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 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 ⇓
36%
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: atmospheric, serious, stylized, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: artist, romance, destiny, orphan, childhood memory, obsession, social differences, unfulfilled love, fall in love, hopes, childhood, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 90s, 18th century, 19th century
Place: florida, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Brideshead Revisited (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, Morocco
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Based on Evelyn Waugh's 1945 classic British novel, Brideshead Revisited is a poignant story of forbidden love and the loss of innocence set in England prior to the Second World War.
Style: epic, clever, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: friendship, friends, innocence, loss, couples, fall in love, couple relations, love triangle, siblings relations, love and romance, society, longing ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: england, morocco, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.8
 20K
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: uplifting, realistic, heartbreaking, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Plot: single parent, disability, letter, stranger, friendship, family drama, father son relationship, coming of age, mute or deaf, mother son relationship, life & death, ship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.1
 1K
14+ (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Alex glides his mouse tenderly over online images of Vika. He has been smitten ever since he saw her with her friends and cannot get her out of his head. Now he has found Vika’s profile online and has learned a lot about her. Vika has no idea ...
Style: touching, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, love and romance, youth, fall in love, society, first love, fire, kiss, unfulfillment, suburbs, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Children of a Lesser God (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: James is a new speech teacher at a school for the deaf. He falls for Sarah, a pupil who decided to stay on at the school rather than venture into the big bad world. She shuns him at first, refusing to read his lips and only using signs. Will her ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: mute or deaf, sign language, disability, romance, couple relations, deaf, man-woman relation, small town, hopes, love and romance, misfit, society ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new england, usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.0
 341
Nirvana (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Young Alisa is fed up with her life in Moscow, and moves to St. Petersburg. Her roommates in the collective flat are two junkies, Vel and her boyfriend Valera the Dead Man. First they fight, but soon the two women form a friendship. Together they ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, rough, captivating, touching ...
Plot: friendship, life is a bitch, love triangle, drugs/alcohol, drug abuse, hopes, neo noir, crime, urban, crimes, danger, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%