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What If? (2006)
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What If? (2006)
Original name: यूँ होता तो क्या होता
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The Visa papers have arrived for stock broker, Salim Rajabali, and he is scheduled to leave in less than a week. Then everything goes wrong when he and his brother, Javed, inadvertently implicate themselves in the murder of Deputy Commissioner of Police Paul, and Salim must flee immediately to the U.S. albeit with a heavy heart, after also being betrayed by his lover, Namrata. Following his departure the following too get ready to leave for the U.S., Rajubhai Patel along with Payal, the daughter Tara V. Gandhi, who is now fated to live with an alcoholic husband and minor acting roles in Bollywood movies; Brilliant student Rahul Bhide who lives with his aged dad, in a dilapidated house, finds his future looking brighter when his dad passes away; Tilotamma Das who met and married Hemant Punj is now awaiting the arrival of her visa, when she finds she cannot take any more from her pushy mother-in-law. All of them try to reach America.
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: unlikely partners, human nature, reunion, destiny, down on your luck, hopes, social relations, love and romance, couples, family relations, friendship, united states of america, poverty, panic, coincidence, illegitimate child, father son relationship, mother daughter relationship, death of father, visa, multiple perspectives, chewing gum, fleeing, plaster cast
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, india

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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 family relations, hopes, love and romance, family problems, parents and children, couples and couple relations mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like What If?: Automatic (2005), Girlfriend (2010), All the Beautiful Things (2014), A Touch of Fate (2003), The Way Home (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Automatic (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Everyone falls into self destructive habits. Automatic lets us view a small cross-section of the lives of six characters as they struggle to break free from the automatic behavior that drives their lives.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: human nature, urban, womanizer, crumbling marriage, couple relations, fall in love, sexual relations, siblings relations, destiny, hopes, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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95%
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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: sincere, serious, realistic, touching
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
All the Beautiful Things (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: All the Beautiful Things describes the palpable and uniquely portrayed real-life experience of two men seeking to repair their lifelong, but fractured, bond. Looking to move beyond their individual and shared histories of domestic violence, poverty, ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: friendship, jazz, righting the wronged, bar, friends, best friends, betrayal, human nature, introspection, redemption, reunion, unsupportive friend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
A Touch of Fate (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: One night in a small town in North Carolina, fate brings together three lives: an entertainment lawyer returning home to his dying mother after years in escape of his past, a woman trying to reclaim her supposed love, and a boy with a penchant for ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic
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Time: contemporary
Place: new york, north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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The Way Home (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An inspirational true story about how a rural community rallied around a distraught family to search for their missing two year-old boy and through doing so changed the lives of many of those involved.
Style: emotional, serious, sincere, realistic, touching ...
Plot: missing child, couple relations, family in crisis, hopes, couples, family problems, family relations, social relations, small town, car accident, missing person, flashback ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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58%
Good Time Max (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Two genius brothers grow up and grow apart as one becomes a successful surgeon and the other pursues a drug-fueled high life.
Style: serious, gloomy, captivating, realistic, tense ...
Plot: misfit partners, prodigy, siblings relations, social differences, family relations, downfall, human nature, addiction, down on your luck, misfit, family problems, social relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, new york
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57%
The Diary of Preston Plummer (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: On the day of his college graduation, Preston Plummer cannot think of a single thing he really loves. Adrift, Preston follows a beautiful but troubled young woman to a small island town where he begins to fall for her, but it all threatens to fall ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: young lovers, island, fall in love, romance, love affair, small town, love and romance, family relations, parents and children, haunted by the past, small town life, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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57%
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The Confession (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Based on the novel by New York Times best-selling author Beverly Lewis, "The Confession" is the continuing story of Katie Lapp, a young Amish woman who goes on a journey in search of her identity - only to find herself embroiled in a ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sincere
Audience: family outing
Plot: redemption, family, family relations, self discovery, parents and children, adoption, reunion, religions or cults, hopes, society
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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56%
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Listen... Amaya (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 108 min.
Story: "Book a coffee", is an offbeat library cum coffee shop. It is owned and run by Leela Krishnamoorthy, a middle aged widow. She herself is as interesting and free spirited as the café she runs! Amaya, Leelas only child is a fire-brand 22 ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: single parent, store, infidelity, love and romance, cafe, couples, family relations, introspection, self discovery, couple relations, friendship, looking for love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
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55%
Middle of Nowhere (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When her husband is sentenced to eight years in prison, Ruby drops out of medical school in order to focus on her husband's well-being while he's incarcerated - leading her on a journey of self-discovery in the process.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: prison, introspection, self discovery, urban, couple relations, couples, supportive spouse, human nature, family in crisis, confined, family problems, family relations ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Harrison Montgomery (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: sincere, serious, emotional, realistic, touching
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 58
Emoticon ;) (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Elena Gallenti is an anthropology graduate student struggling to complete her thesis on 'modern means of communication.' All that changes when she meets her new boyfriend's teenage kids, who are going through their own journeys of ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: drugs/alcohol, human nature, self discovery, couple relations, power relations, parents and children, teaching the ways of the world, teenage life, computers and web, couples, family relations, internet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Not Since You (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A romantic drama about a tight-knit group of college friends who graduated from NYU the year of 9/11 and reunite years later for a weekend wedding in Georgia. Unresolved conflicts and love affairs spark again.
Style: serious, realistic, talky
Plot: introspection, friendship, reunion, couples, friends, human nature, couple relations, love affair, hopes, love and romance, wedding, adultery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia, usa
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50%
Mr. and Mrs. Iyer (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: serious, atmospheric, emotional, realistic, captivating
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Time: contemporary
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49%
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Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
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Style: serious, emotional, sincere, realistic, touching ...
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Country: USA, Liberia
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: serious, sincere, captivating, realistic, gloomy ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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44%
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 2K
For Ellen (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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44%
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Scorn (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sincere
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Place: usa
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43%
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Helen (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, Germany, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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42%
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Mushrooms (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, India
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a forest, near a border, a young Bengali and a European soldier attempt to get the better of one another. In Calcutta, Rahul, an architect who had gone off to build a career in Dubai, begins a huge construction site. He is reunited with his ...
Style: serious, offbeat, realistic, sincere, touching
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Digging for Fire (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Tim and Lee are married with a young child. The chance to stay at a fancy home in the Hollywood Hills is complicated by Tim's discovery of a bone and a rusty old gun in the yard. Tim is excited by the idea of a mystery, but Lee doesn't ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, talky, mumblecore
Plot: couple relations, escapades, couples, friendship, husband wife relationship, clothed male naked male, undressing, friends, male nudity, skinny dipping, gun, pubic hair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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A Day Late and a Dollar Short (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
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Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, uplifting
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Betrayed at 17 (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A mother vows to get justice when her daughter's life is destroyed by a sex video that goes viral.
Style: serious, emotional, suspenseful, realistic, touching
Plot: seduction, high school, parents and children, death in the family, teenage life, youth, family relations, dealing with death, investigation, siblings relations, high school life, computers and web ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.4
 778
Amu (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: India, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Amu is the story of Kaju, a twenty-one-year-old Indian American woman who returns to India to visit her family and discover the place where she was born. The film takes a dark turn as Kaju stumbles against secrets and lies from her past. A ...
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic
Plot: sikh, genocide, adoption, uncover truth, haunted by the past, government conspiracy, homecoming, society, family relations, orphan, political unrest, buried truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india, new delhi, delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Expecting Amish (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: 18-year-old Hannah Yoder is ready to become an Amish adult - which means baptism into the Church and marriage to her boyfriend, Samuel. However, her friends convince her to visit Hollywood for Rumspringa where she meets Josh and the two hit it off ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, emotional
Plot: love affair, pregnancy, teenage life, love and romance, society, youth, forbidden love, adolescence vs adulthood, culture clash, religions or cults, couples, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Older Than America (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The truth of the past come to light in a series of haunting visions in this drama. The strange visions grow more vivid with each passing day, a young woman of Native American heritage begins piecing together a Catholic priests diabolical plot to ...
Style: bleak, serious, tense, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: society, social relations, clergy, parents and children, genocide, haunted by the past, racism, americana, against humanity, deadly, dishonesty, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: minnesota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.4
 2K
Dreamland (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young woman who lives in a desert trailer park must choose between caring for her hapless father and sick friend or fulfilling her own destiny.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, gloomy, captivating
Plot: basketball, motorcycle, bikini, trailer park, desert, love triangle, introspection, self discovery, coming of age, hopes, life is a bitch, starting over ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%