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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, hopes, hospital, family relations, unfulfillment, life is a bitch and cancer mostly in Drama, Musical and Comedy genres. Some movies like Anand: The Ungrateful (1973), Oxygen (2010), Wit (2001), The Doctor (1991), The Chef (1972). 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, working class, social differences, hidden identity, hopes, family relations, father son relationship, factory owner, poetic justice ...
Time: 70s
Place: india, asia
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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: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: transplant, terminal illness, human spirit, friendship, optimism, hopes, life is a bitch, deadly, love and romance, buddies, fall in love, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe
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Wit (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A renowned professor is forced to reassess her life when she is diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer.
Style: thought provoking, emotional, intellectual, sincere, contemplative ...
Plot: nurse, terminal illness, hospital, dying, chemotherapy, cancer, hopes, poetry, doctor, regret, fighting illness, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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, surgery, doctor, doctors and patients, coldhearted, redemption, intern, family relations, terminal illness, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: family relations, dysfunctional family, society, eccentric family, bollywood, family life, parents and children, family problems, disagreement, power relations, master and servant, love and romance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: asia, india
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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: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: terminal illness, romance, bollywood, class differences, couples, love and romance, young lovers, youth, college, true love, fall in love, tragic love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, asia
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Swades (2004)
Genre: Drama, Musical
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 ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: bollywood, nasa, immigrants, poverty, discrimination, village, journey, search, change of heart, self discovery, homecoming, social differences ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: india, asia
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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, terminal illness, ego clash, hopes, doctors and patients, doctor, life is a bitch, power relations, child illness, radiation, drugs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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: actor's life, teenage life, fall in love, bollywood, teenage love, parents and children, obsession, family relations, youth, family, artists and showbiz, love and romance ...
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Place: asia, india
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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, hopes, friendship, parents and children, dishonesty, family relations, terminal illness, couples, family in crisis, life is a bitch, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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, sentimental, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: optimism, human spirit, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, hopes, journalism, terminal illness, family relations, couples, couple relations, cancer, blogger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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, parents and children, retirement home life, village life, wedding, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey, middle east
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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, uplifting, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: hopes, friendship, wedding, leper, friends, against the odds, self discovery, human spirit, clinic, parents and children, doctors and patients, rich and poor ...
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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 ...
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Duration: 163 min.
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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: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, offbeat
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Genre: Drama
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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: touching, emotional, sentimental, sincere, uplifting ...
Plot: family relations, hospital, hopes, bittersweet, small town life, death in the family, small town, against the odds, single parent, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, serious, realistic
Plot: human spirit, child illness, terminal illness, hopes, brain tumor, life is a bitch, miraculous event, disability, journalism, faith, media, misfit ...
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Duration: 82 min.
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Style: sincere, touching, emotional, realistic, serious ...
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The Moon Child (2011)
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What If God Were the Sun? (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A grieving nurse finds comfort and inspiration in her new assignment, where she meets a terminally ill woman with a quick with and strong faith.
Style: touching, realistic, psychological, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: hospital, terminal illness, doctors and patients, family relations, hopes, unfulfillment, wedding, religions or cults, family problems, nurse, faith, nurse patient relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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
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Time: 90s
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Frailer (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, Norway
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A woman diagnosed with terminal lung cancer gathers her three dearest friends together to make the most of the time she has left.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, gloomy, contemplative
Plot: best friends, friendship, friends, unfulfillment, terminal illness, siblings relations, family relations, strong female presence, female director
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Mary and Martha (2013)
Genre: Drama
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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: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: malaria, terminal illness, redemption, human spirit, dealing with death, hopes, money raising, life is a bitch, state affairs, parent child relationship, hospital, death of child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, hospital, witnessing a crime, uncover truth, cons and scams, terminal illness, moral dilemma, bollywood, abduction, disability, dishonesty, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: india
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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, prison, terminal illness, disability, power relations, kids in trouble, unfulfillment, mental illness, showbiz, human spirit, doctors and patients ...
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Agneepath (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Musical
Country: India
Duration: 174 min.
Story: Vijay's father is brutally lynched by villagers after being framed by Kancha Cheena, and his family is forced to flee. The young Vijay vows revenge, and grows...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, cult film
Plot: murder, gangsters, criminal heroes, crime, gang, family relations, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, frame up, bollywood, redemption, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: asia, india, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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, realistic, serious, atmospheric, non-linear ...
Plot: surrogate mother, terminal illness, hairdresser, homeless, baby, money, follow your dream, social differences, hopes, social relations, pregnancy, grandmother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, england, europe
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Tomorrow May Never Come (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 186 min.
Story: Naina is a very serious girl with a very serious life. But one day, her soul is awakened by the happy-go-lucky Aman, who teaches her that life is meant to be lived. Naturally, she falls in love with him. But Aman is harboring a secret that keeps him ...
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, tragic ending
Plot: bollywood, terminal illness, basketball, neighbor, diary, tragic event, secret, unfulfilled love, family life, best friends, romance, parents and children ...
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Decoding Annie Parker (2013)
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Style: sincere, touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: genetics, cancer, coping, human spirit, terminal illness, inventions and discoveries, optimism, chemotherapy, hopes, couples, genetic engineering, infidelity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa
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