Movies like Swades

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Swades (2004)
 8.2
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Swades (2004)
Original name: स्वदेस
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 189 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 working as a project manager in NASA, returns on a quest to find his childhood nanny.
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, uplifting, serious, emotional, realistic, cult film
Plot: bollywood, nasa, immigrants, poverty, discrimination, village, journey, self discovery, search, human spirit, follow your dream, obsessive quest, social differences, homecoming, change of heart, friendship, fall in love, social problems, hopes, society, redemption, idealism, culture clash, social issues, scientist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: india, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about society, hopes, friendship, family relations, human spirit, friends and self discovery mostly in Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like Swades: Bilal's Stand (2010), Flight (2010), My Name Is Khan (2010), String (2006), Northless (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Bilal's Stand (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Bilal, a Muslim high school senior works at his family's long-owned taxi stand. "The Stand," as they call it, has been the source of all activity and money for the family for the last sixty years. It seems like Bílal is about to ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, realistic, serious ...
Audience: student film
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, detroit
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 8.2
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Flight (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 134 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 8.0
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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
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Place: usa, mumbai india, san francisco, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.9
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String (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Shankar Singh and his wife, Meera, live in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India along with widowed paternal grandmother, Laxmibai, his mom, Gowri, and dad, Randhir. The family feel that they are blessed after Meera's entry in this family. Shankar must go ...
Style: realistic, sincere, emotional, atmospheric, serious ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Northless (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Andres reaches the Mexican border to cross into the United Sates. There between each attempt, he discovers that Tijuana is a troubled city. As he waits there, Andres is not only confronted with his feelings and what he left behind, but also with ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: immigrants, human spirit, social decay, friendship, follow your dream, society, hopes, bittersweet, mexican immigrant, u.s. mexico border, friends, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Face (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
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Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
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Angus Buchan's Ordinary People (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The plot follows the individual journeys of three ordinary South African men in the build up to their attendance of the 2010 Mighty Men Conference, where their lives are forever changed by God's message for them.
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, emotional, christian film
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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City of Joy (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, UK
Duration: 132 min.
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 48
Max & Lenny (2014)
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Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
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Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Untouchable (2006)
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Duration: 82 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Profoundly Normal (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting, sentimental ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Smile (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, China
Duration: 107 min.
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Country: USA, Germany
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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Time: 50s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Morgen (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania, France, Hungary
Duration: 100 min.
Story: NELU, a man in his forties, works as a security guard in the local supermarket in Salonta, a small town on the Romanian-Hungarian border. This is the place where many illegal emigrants try to cross, by any means posible, to Hungary and then further ...
Style: sincere, serious, sentimental, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Delhi-6 (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: India, USA
Duration: 141 min.
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Plot: family relations, culture clash, self discovery, human nature, parents and children, on the road, society, adoption, fall in love, terminal illness, hindu, religion ...
Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Personal Belongings (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Cuba
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Young Doctor Ana lives alone because she couldn't bear to leave Cuba when her family sailed away on a raft to the US. Ernesto lives in his car with his belongings in a small case, traveling from embassy to embassy trying to fulfill his dream of ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Faith Like Potatoes (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Frank Rautenbach leads a strong cast as Angus Buchan, a Zambian farmer of Scottish heritage, who leaves his farm in the midst of political unrest and racially charged land reclaims and travels south with his family to start a better life in KwaZulu ...
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Plot: friendship, farm, starting over, human spirit, political unrest, hopes, social differences, religions or cults, food, society, redemption, friends ...
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Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.8
 950
Hide Away (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: realistic, sentimental, emotional, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: starting over, self discovery, friendship, hopes, small town, haunted by the past, death of wife, redemption, father daughter relationship, society, golden years, elderly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.6
 3K
Brick Lane (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, India
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The grind of daily life as a Brick Lane Bangladessi as seen through the eyes of Nazneen (Chatterjee), who at 17 enters an arranged marriage with Chanu (Kaushik). Years later, living in east London with her family, she meets a young man Karim ...
Style: realistic, psychological, contemplative, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: arranged marriage, immigrants, love triangle, love affair, family relations, society, village, fall in love, racism, sister sister relationship, drowning, loss of mother ...
Time: contemporary, september 11 2001
Place: london, bangladesh, europe, england, india ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.7
 164
Hope (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Morocco
Duration: 86 min.
Story: On his clandestine journey from Cameroon to Europe through the Sahara desert, Léonard meets Hope, a Nigerian girl who's following the same dream.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, captivating
Plot: fall in love, on the road, survival, hopes, starting over, rescue, love and romance, danger, desert, immigrants, follow your dream, journey ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nigeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Letters to Elena (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In the beautiful hills of the Copper Canyon in Chihuahua, Mexico, a young boy (Emilio) is adopted by the mailman (Teo). As part of their daily tasks, they not only deliver the mail but read letters to the villagers, as well as take dictation, since ...
Style: serious, captivating, emotional, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: optimism, protecting from truth, friendship, youth, hopes, human spirit, teaching the ways of the world, fall in love, love and romance, village, dream, letter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.3
 677
Girlfriend (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young man with Down's Syndrome romantically pursues a small town single mom who is still mixed up with her volatile ex-boyfriend.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, melancholic, realistic
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%