Movies like Slumdog Millionaire

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Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
 8.0
 740K
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: touching, serious, uplifting, realistic, rough, compassionate, motivational, feel good, intense, dramatic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: orphan, destiny, true love, against the odds, society, street kid, life is a bitch, poverty, childhood, cheating, human spirit, rags to riches, petty criminal, change of luck, siblings relations, false accusation, street life, television show, childhood sweetheart, hopes, torture, human trafficking, contests and competitions, urban ghetto life, child abuse ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 2000s, year 2005
Place: india, taj mahal, mumbai india, asia

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Most similar movies to Slumdog Millionaire

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out emotional, serious, touching and realistic films with plots about destiny, storytelling, mentor, love and romance, hopes, life philosophy and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like Slumdog Millionaire: Forrest Gump (1994), Lion (2016), My Name Is Khan (2010), Seven Pounds (2008), The Pursuit of Happyness (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.8
 1.6M
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, sentimental, uplifting, sincere, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: human spirit, destiny, mentally challenged, journey, odd, misfit, tragic love, love and romance, human relationship, fish out of water, society, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 70s, 1950s
Place: usa, washington d.c., vietnam, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 183K
Lion (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Australia, USA
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: sentimental, touching, motivational, compassionate, emotional ...
Plot: adoption, poverty, childhood, missing child, train, courage, survival, loneliness, destiny, orphanage, little boy, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: year 1986, 2010s
Place: india, australia, melbourne
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
My Name Is Khan (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: India, USA, United Arab Emirates
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, sincere, sentimental, inspirational ...
Plot: muslim, false accusation, mental illness, prejudice, autism, racism, optimism, fall in love, hopes, true love, journey, redemption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 266K
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, life philosophy, depression, hopes, tragic event, self sacrifice, true love, sacrifice, secret, fall in love, life changing experience, suicidal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, inspirational, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, life is a bitch, against the odds, rise to the top, down on your luck, single parent, hopes, success, ambition, life, parents and children, financial problem ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 14K
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, emotional, atmospheric, stylized, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, friendship, sacrifice, innocence, sin, lost, freedom, dying, hinduism, child bride, widow, bollywood ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, year 1938
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 74K
Swades (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 195 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, emotional, serious ...
Plot: nasa, poverty, village, discrimination, immigrants, friendship, obsessive quest, human spirit, journey, idealism, social problems, friends ...
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: sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic, surprise ending ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: true love, destiny, childhood sweetheart, love and romance, hopes, power of love, childhood love, love triangle, childhood memory, life & death, life philosophy, life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: sentimental, serious, dramatic, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: rivalry, love and romance, brothel, mentor, geisha, cinderella story, women, social differences, uninhibited rivalry, unfulfilled love, destiny, orphan ...
Time: 30s, 20s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: human spirit, prison, freedom, prison life, false accusation, life is a bitch, life sentence, confined, hopes, criminal heroes, survival, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: usa, mexico, maine, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, sincere, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: sign language, romance, disability, couple relations, man-woman relation, communication problem, love and romance, opposites attract, couples, love, deaf, teacher ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new england, usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.0
 11K
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: road movie, touching, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: on the road, friendship, starting over, self discovery, romance, survival, homecoming, gang, going straight, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, south central los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.7
 59K
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, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, true love, unfulfilled love, lovers reunited, small town, love affair, road not taken, forbidden love, unfulfillment, young lovers, destiny, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans, new jersey, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.6
 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: sentimental, touching, stylized, serious, emotional ...
Plot: kidnapping, unfulfillment, bollywood, destiny, forbidden love, impossible love, prostitute, society, social differences, romance, curses spells and rituals, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 19th century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.8
 42K
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, delivery, everyday life, love and romance, unlikely relationship, letter, age difference, accountant, love, relationships, romance, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.0
 127K
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: sentimental, touching, romantic, emotional, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, opposites attract, friendship, social differences, ambition, follow your dream, reunion, best friends in love, unfulfilled love, hopes, couples, best friend ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 90s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: paris france, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.5
 93K
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, sincere, romantic, touching, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: true love, love affair, destiny, soldier, loss of loved one, obsessive quest, love and romance, single mother, iraq veteran, hopes, romance, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, north carolina, new orleans, middle east, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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, serious ...
Plot: theft, american dream, thief, single parent, gardener, truck, illegal immigrant, immigrants, sacrifice, working class, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, mexico, beverly hills ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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, stylized, atmospheric, gloomy, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: artist, destiny, romance, childhood, generosity, understanding, convict, stranger, dishonesty, couples, inheritance, orphan ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 90s, 18th century, 19th century
Place: florida, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.9
 653
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: realistic, touching, uplifting, emotional, serious ...
Plot: urban ghetto, friends, power relations, family relations, lifestyle, urban, life is a bitch, hopes, urban ghetto life, rich and poor, city life, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, philadelphia
⇓ 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: realistic, uplifting, heartbreaking, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Plot: single parent, disability, letter, stranger, ship, friendship, father son relationship, family drama, elementary school, bet, child abuse, newspaper ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: love and romance, true love, tragic love, aging, child as adult, hopes, supernatural romance, life philosophy, impossible love, imaginary, age difference, fall in love ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: new orleans, usa, atlantic ocean, manhattan new york city, india ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.8
 955
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, gloomy, touching, realistic
Plot: destiny, couples, death in the family, dishonesty, reunion, single parent, family relations, orphan, legal, siblings relations, hopes, romance ...
Time: 60s
Place: asia, india, mumbai india, bombay india
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, sincere ...
Plot: working class, love, unemployment, education, romance, couple relations, love and romance, teachers and students, school, life is a bitch, friendship, opposites attract ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Gaby: A True Story (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The life of Gaby Brimmer, a girl physically handicapped, who finally gets her goals of study and triumph.
Style: realistic, touching, uplifting, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: hopes, college, human spirit, disability, forbidden love, misfit, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, mother daughter relationship, love, teenage girl, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 40s, 30s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: mexico, latin america, austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Great Expectations (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Miss Havisham, a wealthy spinster who wears an old wedding dress and lives in the dilapidated Satis House, asks Pip's "Uncle Pumblechook" (who is actually Joe's uncle) to find a boy to play with her adopted daughter Estella. Pip ...
Style: emotional, captivating, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: orphan, generosity, love and romance, redemption, social differences, haunted by the past, hopes, rise to the top, unfulfilled love, benefactor, coming of age, destiny ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Lost City (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: In Havana, Cuba in the late 1950's, a wealthy family, one of whose sons is a prominent nightclub owner, is caught in the violent transition from the oppressive regime of Batista to the Marxist government of Fidel Castro. Castro's regime ...
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, serious, stylized ...
Plot: revolution, politics, nightclub, fidel castro, idealism, latin, political unrest, family problems, jazz, rebellion, communism, chaos ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Ruby in Paradise (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Reeling from her mother's recent death, Ruby Lee Gissing relocates to Florida to start anew. After finding a job at a souvenir store, Ruby becomes friends with the shop's owner, Mildred Chambers, and slowly acclimates to her new ...
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, psychological, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, self discovery, shoplifting, spring break, journal, starting over, jury, love and romance, down on your luck, couple relations, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, tennessee, usa, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, emotional, sincere, serious, romantic ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, teenage love, first love, fall in love, coping, youth, dealing with death, fighting illness, love and romance, human relationship, teenage life, dying ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, indiana, amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, sincere, serious, psychological ...
Plot: disability, friendship, love and romance, hopes, friends, rehabilitation, racism, society, human nature, couple relations, paralysis, love affair ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%