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Anand (1971)
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Anand (1971)
Original name: आनन्द
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: India
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Dr. Bhaskar Bannerjee struggles with his patients' suffering and the darkness and poverty he confronts daily. He treats cancer patient Anand , who upon learning of his impending death, determines to use the time he has left to the absolute fullest.
Style: touching, uplifting, realistic, serious, nostalgic
Plot: terminal illness, cancer, hospital, beach, doctor, nurse, tape recorder, friendship, friends, bollywood, human spirit, hopes, diary, charity, optimism, doctors and patients, untimely death, unfulfillment, changing lives, power relations, bittersweet, death, theater, death of protagonist, nostalgia ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: india, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about terminal illness, life is a bitch, hopes, hospital, unfulfillment, family relations and cancer mostly in Drama, Musical and Family genres. Some movies like Anand: The Ungrateful (1973), Oscar and the Lady in Pink (2009), Oxygen (2010), Desire (2003), The Doctor (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Ungrateful (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Somnath (Somu) lives in a shanty house in a Delhi slum with his widowed mom, and unmarried sister, Sarla. He is friendly with Calcutta-based wealthy Vikram (Vicky) Maharaj. When Vicky's dad, Damodar, has a heart attack and is advised to take ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous, contemplative ...
Plot: factory worker, factory, anti capitalism, introspection, social differences, working class, hidden identity, hopes, family relations, irony of fate, poetic justice, factory owner ...
Time: 70s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Oscar and the Lady in Pink (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Listening in to a conversation between his doctor and parents, 10-year-old Oscar learns what nobody has the courage to tell him. He only has a few weeks to live. Furious, he refuses to speak to anyone except straight-talking Rose, the lady in pink ...
Style: touching, uplifting, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, hospital, terminal illness, child illness, unfulfillment, youth, life is a bitch, pretense, wrestling, make believe, human spirit, nurse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Oxygen (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two young man share an incurable illness. Is their love for the women in their lives strong enough to conquer their fear of dying?
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: transplant, human spirit, friendship, terminal illness, optimism, hopes, life is a bitch, deadly, fall in love, hospital, friends, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.1
 192
Desire (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Musical
Country: India
Duration: 152 min.
Story: A story bout a relationship that's ended. Khwahish traces the sexy, funny and intense relationship of Amar Ranawat(Himanshu Malik) and Lekha Khorzuvekar (Mallika Sherawat) from the time they meet in the last semester of college, their quirky ...
Style: touching, sexual, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: terminal illness, romance, class differences, bollywood, rich and poor, campus, couples, life is a bitch, hopes, tragic love, true love, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Doctor (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Jack McKee is a doctor with it all: he's successful, he's rich, and he has no problems.... until he is diagnosed with throat cancer. Now that he has seen medicine, hospitals, and doctors from a patient's perspective, he realises that ...
Style: psychological, uplifting, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: hospital, medical school, doctor, surgery, doctors and patients, coldhearted, redemption, intern, family relations, couple relations, introspection, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 8.0
 4K
The Chef (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Drama, Family
Country: India
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Squabbling Sharma family has a dubious reputation of not having any cook last there for more than a few months. Word spreads out about this family to such an extent that no person wants to be employed as a cook in this household, ironically named ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, eccentric family, bollywood, family life, parents and children, society, master and servant, love and romance, disagreement, family problems, power relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 942
Living Proof (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Living Proof is a 2008 Lifetime Television movie, directed by Dan Ireland, starring Harry Connick, Jr. The film is based on the true life story of Dr. Dennis Slamon and the book HER-2: The Making of Herceptin, a Revolutionary Treatment for Breast ...
Style: sincere, emotional, uplifting, touching, realistic ...
Plot: breast cancer, human spirit, doctors and patients, hopes, ego clash, terminal illness, doctor, radiation, child illness, power relations, life is a bitch, cancer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.4
 985
Matching Jack (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A woman struggles with her son's illness and her husband's infidelity, but, after a chance encounter with an Irish sailor and his son, her life is turned upside down in a love story that defies explanation and breaks all the rules.
Style: uplifting, sincere, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: infidelity, bittersweet, dishonesty, hopes, parents and children, friendship, family relations, life is a bitch, family problems, family in crisis, optimism, child illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The C-Word (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The C Word is an adaptation of Lisa Lynch's inspiring and candid book, based on her blog, about her battle with cancer.
Style: uplifting, sincere, sentimental, touching, witty ...
Plot: human spirit, life turned upside down, optimism, life is a bitch, family relations, couples, hopes, terminal illness, couple relations, journalism, blogger, cancer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The White Angel (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Beyaz Melek’ filmi; bir aşkın öyküsüdür.Bu aşk öyküsü, iki insanın birbirine duyduğu aşk değil, bir grup insanın hayata ve birbirlerine duyduğu aşkın ve sevginin hikayesidir.Filmde, doğudan batıya, mekteplisinden köylüsüne, ...
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: family relations, hospital, terminal illness, aging, retirement home, friendship, death, village life, parents and children, retirement home life, friends, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.5
 5K
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: touching, realistic, serious, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: hopes, friendship, wedding, leper, friends, self discovery, human spirit, clinic, parents and children, doctors and patients, against the odds, rich and poor ...
Time: 90s
Place: india, asia, kolkata, middle east, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Those Who Remain (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bertrand (Vincent Lindon) dutifully visits his terminally ill wife every day, braving the long train and bus ride to and from the hospital. Lorraine (Emmanuelle Devos) not so willingly visits her boyfriend who was diagnosed with colon cancer. They ...
Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: hospital, terminal illness, unfulfillment, love, self discovery, couples, fall in love, friendship, life is a bitch, parents and children, family relations, supportive spouse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Friendship (1964)
Genre: Drama, Family, Musical
Country: India
Duration: 163 min.
Story: Mr. Gupta passes away after an accident while on duty, leaving behind his ailing wife and school-going son, Ramnath. Both await for some compensation, and when they are informed that the company does not accept liability for Gupta's death, his ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: friendship, orphan, life is a bitch, misfit, youth, social misfits, society, family relations, disability, friends, false arrest, siblings relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
You Can't Write a Letter (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Julien and Nina sign a pact with the universe: they must enjoy life, whatever the cost. Will that decision lead them to happiness, or to their disappearance?
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, offbeat
Plot: terminal illness, optimism, couple relations, life is a bitch, hopes, couples, sister sister relationship, love, death, unfulfillment, merry go round, feather ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.3
 984
Darling Child (1971)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Family
Country: India
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A teenage girl will not accept her family's attempt to arrange a marriage for her, as her heart is currently too full of love for the movies and heartthrob actor "Dharmendra."
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: teenage love, actor's life, family, romance, artists and showbiz, youth, love and romance, family relations, fall in love, parents and children, bollywood, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
...First Do No Harm (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When Lori Reimuller learns that her young son Robbie has epilepsy, she first trusts the judgment of the hospital staff in how best to bring it under control. As Robbie's health slides radically downhill, however, she becomes frustrated and ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, sentimental, uplifting ...
Plot: hospital, family relations, custody, against the odds, family life, parents and children, small town life, bittersweet, terminal illness, human spirit, death in the family, family in crisis ...
Time: 90s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Miracle of the Cards (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: "The Miracle of the Cards" is based on the true story of Marion Shergold and her son, Craig, an eight-year-old English boy who had a brain tumor. Several events convinced Marion that God was leading her to a cure for Craig and that the ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: human spirit, child illness, terminal illness, hopes, brain tumor, life is a bitch, miraculous event, disability, journalism, faith, misfit, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Mouth Agape (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The portrait of a woman going through a terminal illness and the tumorous lives of her husband and son.
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, family in crisis, death in the family, human nature, couple relations, golden years, elderly, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Aarakshan (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 164 min.
Story: The decision by India's supreme court to establish caste-based reservations for jobs in education causes conflict between a teacher and his mentor.
Style: emotional, captivating, serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: politics, education, teacher, social activism, prejudice, demonstration, loan, fighting the system, family relations, friendship, society, discrimination ...
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Declaration of War (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Roméo and Juliette are two young actors. They fall in love at first sight, move in together and make a baby. A love story and the founding of a home like millions of others. Except that their little boy, Adam, behaves abnormally. The young parents ...
Style: touching, serious, sincere, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: terminal illness, hospital, child illness, couple relations, family problems, optimism, parents and children, hopes, life is a bitch, babies and infants, overcoming, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: paris france, france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
A Place for Annie (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Baby Annie is HIV positive and has been left in the clinic by her drug addicted mother. To prevent that she's deported to a home where they'd just wait for her to die, nurse Susan takes charge of Annie at her home. Two years later she ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: adoption, nurse, gays and lesbians, unfulfillment, babies and infants, youth, gender, nanny, bittersweet, strong female presence, hopes, tragic hero ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Mary and Martha (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Wealthy American housewife Mary Morgan takes her bullied son George out of school for home education,including a trip to Southern Africa. Whilst in Mozambique George is bitten by a mosquito which crawls through a hole in his net and dies of malaria. ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: terminal illness, malaria, dealing with death, hopes, human spirit, redemption, state affairs, money raising, life is a bitch, parent child relationship, death of child, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, usa, washington d.c., united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Time Of My Life (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Based on a true story, 'Tot altijd' introduces us to a band of friends in the eighties, who spend their days enjoying their youth and turbulent (love) life. Years later, Thomas, a recent medicine graduate and Mario's closest friend, ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, family life, family relations, terminal illness, buddies, life is a bitch, rivalry, bittersweet, legal, legal action, mercy killing, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, ghent, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: The Heart Within (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Michaela and Sully travel by train to Boston with their children Brian and Katie to be at Colleen's graduation. Upon arriving they find that Michaela's mother just about to be released from the hospital but instructed that she needs ...
Style: sincere, uplifting, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: female doctor, medicine, family life, doctors and patients, parents and children, single parent, family relations, homecoming, terminal illness, family in crisis, doctor, race against time ...
Time: 19th century
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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The Caretakers (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: This movie chronicles the trials of the mentally ill and their care-givers in an over-crowded ward of a hospital.
Style: psychological, disturbing, serious, realistic, psychotronic
Plot: hospital, mental institution, prodigy, juvenile delinquency, unfulfillment, mental illness, doctors and patients, terminal illness, human spirit, prison, martial arts, showbiz ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Decoding Annie Parker (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The lives of a breast-cancer patient and a researcher who is trying to prove a genetic link to cancer intersect in a groundbreaking study.
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Plot: genetics, cancer, coping, human spirit, terminal illness, inventions and discoveries, optimism, chemotherapy, hopes, couples, genetic engineering, infidelity ...
Time: 70s, 90s, 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.1
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Compulsed (1974)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A terminally ill man frames himself for murder to allow his family to collect the reward money. After a successful operation, he escapes police custody and searches for the real killer.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns
Plot: murder, hospital, abduction, uncover truth, cons and scams, terminal illness, moral dilemma, bollywood, crime, crimes, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.2
 219
Melody (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, Luxembourg, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Melody, 28 years old, a confused child born under the name X, decides to rent out her body in order to get the money she needs to realize her dream: opening a hair-dressing salon. To do so, she accepts to carry the child of Emily, a rich English ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, serious, realistic, non-linear ...
Plot: surrogate mother, terminal illness, hairdresser, homeless, money, baby, follow your dream, social differences, pregnancy, hopes, social relations, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Silence Like Glass (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: True story of two diametrically opposed young women dealing with terminal illness.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: friendship, hopes, artists and showbiz, society, love and romance, couples, friends, clinic, forbidden love, working class, terminal illness, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Mulberry Tree (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A drama centered on a young man working in Rhode Island's state corrections system and his relationship with a convicted murderer who is dying of AIDS and spending his remaining days on hospital detail.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, talky ...
Plot: hospital, redemption, hopes, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, terminal illness, prison, estrangement, one more chance, life sentence, family relations, murderer ...
Place: rhode island, usa
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