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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, captivating, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending
Plot: family relations, destiny, love and romance, hopes, human nature, couples, unlikely partners, down on your luck, social relations, reunion, 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: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, india

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and sincere films with plots about family relations, hopes, love and romance, couples, family problems, couple relations and human nature mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like What If?: Automatic (2005), Girlfriend (2010), A Touch of Fate (2003), Good Time Max (2007), 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: realistic, captivating, gloomy, serious, sincere ...
Plot: hopes, family problems, couples, fall in love, destiny, human nature, couple relations, love and romance, crumbling marriage, siblings relations, family relations, sexual relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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, touching, realistic
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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69%
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, realistic, touching
Plot: friendship, starting over, love and romance, parents and children, family relations, legal action, romance, friends, hopes, single parent, small town life, lottery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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, captivating, tense, realistic, rough ...
Plot: social relations, prodigy, family relations, misfit partners, down on your luck, siblings relations, human nature, social differences, misfit, addiction, family problems, downfall ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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: serious, touching, uplifting, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: missing child, family problems, couples, couple relations, social relations, hopes, family in crisis, family relations, missing son, helicopter, flash forward, prayer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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62%
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: captivating, serious, emotional, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: love affair, fall in love, family problems, haunted by the past, romance, family relations, parents and children, social relations, love and romance, youth, island, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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58%
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: captivating, serious, emotional, realistic
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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58%
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: captivating, emotional, sincere, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: prison, introspection, urban, human nature, self discovery, confined, family relations, drive away, supportive spouse, family in crisis, couple relations, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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57%
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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: talky, realistic, serious
Plot: introspection, human nature, reunion, love affair, couples, friendship, love and romance, couple relations, friends, hopes, wedding, cheating wife ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: georgia, usa
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57%
Listen... Amaya (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 108 min.
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Style: serious, realistic
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Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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: touching, realistic, serious, sincere
Audience: family outing
Plot: religions or cults, redemption, society, family, family relations, hopes, parents and children, adoption, self discovery, reunion
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 284
About Sunny (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: As things unravel for a struggling single mother in Las Vegas, she must decide what she's willing to give up to get by.
Style: gloomy, touching, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
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53%
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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: realistic, sentimental, serious
Plot: teenage life, couples, self discovery, human nature, drugs/alcohol, computers and web, couple relations, power relations, teaching the ways of the world, family relations, parents and children, internet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Harrison Montgomery (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sincere, touching
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Place: san francisco, usa
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52%
The Fat Boy Chronicles (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
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Style: realistic, emotional, serious, sincere, uplifting ...
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Country: USA
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46%
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Country: USA, UK, Germany, Canada
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Out of My Hand (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Liberia
Duration: 87 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, captivating
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43%
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A Day Late and a Dollar Short (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
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Style: realistic, uplifting, touching, serious, emotional
Plot: parents and children, dysfunctional family, estrangement, aging, righting the wronged, elderly, drugs/alcohol, hopes, couples, family problems, unsupportive spouse, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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42%
Mr. and Mrs. Iyer (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 120 min.
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41%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: captivating, suspenseful, serious, sincere, sentimental ...
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41%
Expecting Amish (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, pregnancy, family problems, teenage life, love affair, couples, religions or cults, forbidden love, love and romance, family relations, youth, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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40%
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Steam (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: realistic, gloomy, touching, sexual, serious ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, talky, serious, sincere, mumblecore
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39%
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Cet amour-l? (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: gloomy, sentimental, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: wartime life, love and romance, hopes, human nature, lifestyle, introspection, alcohol abuse, fall in love, couples, love affair, romance, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 7
Scorn (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Scorn takes a look into the trials and tribulations of a group of people dealing with relationships, love, pain and friendship during the course of one year.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, emotional
Plot: human nature, urban, introspection, couples, family problems, destructive relationship, unfulfillment, couple relations, abuse, love, black
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Particles of Truth (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Life, love, and the fear of failing... Lilli Black, battling her painful memories and the secrets surrounding her dying father, collides into the complicated and obsessive life of Morrison Wiley on the streets of New York City. This peculiar love ...
Style: psychological, gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: mental illness, drug abuse, family life, family problems, couples, love affair, addiction, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, estrangement, introspection, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: realistic, tense, captivating, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: haunted by the past, racism, deadly, dishonesty, family relations, life is a bitch, against humanity, parents and children, clergy, social relations, society, genocide ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Colossal Youth (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal, France, Switzerland
Duration: 156 min.
Story: After the Portuguese government demolishes his slum and relocates him to a housing project on the outskirts of Lisbon, 75-year-old Cape Verde immigrant Ventura wanders between his new and old homes, reconnecting with people from his past.
Style: touching, gloomy, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: life is a bitch, village life, urban ghetto life, family relations, down on your luck, immigrants, society, misfit, innocence lost, human nature, starting over, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: portugal, canada, lisbon portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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: offbeat, touching, realistic, sincere, serious
Plot: siblings relations, family relations, hopes, track down, reunion, homecoming, lovers reunited, cunnilingus, sex scene, male nudity, breasts, female full frontal nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%