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Nayak: The Hero (1966)
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Nayak: The Hero (1966)
Original name: নায়ক
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A matinee idol is going by train to collect an acting award. On the train, he is confronted by a journalist who somewhat unwillingly starts to take his interview. Arindam, won over by Aditi's naivete, starts to disclose his past, his fears and his secrets.
Style: serious, realistic, contemplative, talky
Plot: train, movie star, train ride, love and romance, artists and showbiz, media, lifestyle, introspection, actor's life, celebrity, glory, reflection, film set, celebrity interview, journey, money, chess, journalist, actor, skeleton, desperation, reporter, interview, drunk, suicidal thoughts ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: india, new delhi

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, contemplative and psychological films with plots about love and romance, artists and showbiz, couples, unfulfillment, introspection, society and lifestyle mostly in Drama, Musical and Romance genres. Some movies like Nayak: The Hero: Days and Nights in the Forest (1970), Shakespeare-Wallah (1965), The Wager (2007), The Big City (1963), The Rite (1969). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Days and Nights in the Forest (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Four friends from Calcutta who have very different personalities make a holiday excursion into the country, to a tiny village in the state of Bihar where they set themselves up in a bungalow. A series of minor events, all connected to their ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, sincere
Plot: friends, love and romance, buddies, wooing, self discovery, social differences, in the woods, drugs/alcohol, classroom, friendship between men, countryside, holiday ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: india
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95%
Shakespeare-Wallah (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, India
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The story of a family troupe of English actors who travel around the towns and villages in India giving performances of Shakespearean plays. Through their travels we see the changing face of India as the old is replaced by the new, Maharajas become ...
Style: sincere, atmospheric, contemplative, serious, realistic
Plot: theatrical troupe, fall in love, actor's life, artists and showbiz, love and romance, performer's life, society, family relations, culture clash, on the road, social differences, interracial relations ...
Time: 60s
Place: india
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61%
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The Wager (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An actor at the pinnacle of his Hollywood career finds himself buckling to temptation after he accepts the lead in a classic tale of good versus evil. Michael Steele has just been nominated for Best Actor at the Academy Awards. In the wake of that ...
Style: realistic, serious, christian film, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: hollywood, human spirit, relationship vs career, introspection, actor's life, desire for fame, ambition, society, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, couples, showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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59%
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The Big City (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Life at home changes when a housewife from a middle-class, conservative family in Calcutta gets a job as a salesperson.
Style: contemplative, realistic, semi serious, sincere, humorous
Plot: working woman, money, lipstick, satire, strong female presence, job seeking, couples, down on your luck, city life, urban, society, gender ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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The Rite (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 72 min.
Story: A judge in an unnamed country interviews three actors, together and singly, provoking them while investigating a pornographic performance for which they may face a fine. Their relationships are complicated: Sebastian, volatile, a heavy drinker, in ...
Style: sexual, clever, sexy, contemplative, surreal ...
Plot: showbiz, couple relations, couples, dishonesty, love and romance, society, lifestyle, actor's life, artists and showbiz, performer's life, love triangle, human nature ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
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48%
Café Lumière (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, Taiwan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Making her way through life by forming superficial relationships, Yoko (Japanese pop idol Yo Hitoto) keeps everyone at arm's length, whether it's her father (Nanji Kobayashi) and stepmother (Kimiko Yo) or Hajime (Tadanobu Asano), the owner ...
Style: psychological, sincere, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: train, pregnancy, love and romance, family life, friendship, writer's life, lifestyle, youth, family relations, single mother, cafe, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
After the Rehearsal (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, West Germany
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Rational, exacting, and self-controlled theater director, Henrik Vogler, often stays after rehearsal to think and plan. On this day, Anna comes back, ostensibly looking for a bracelet. She is the lead in his new production of Stindberg's ...
Style: clever, psychological, talky, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, haunted by the past, love triangle, artists and showbiz, mentally unstable, actor's life, theater, showbiz, destiny, family in crisis, infidelity, human nature ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Labour of Love (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Set in the crumbling environs of Calcutta, Labour of Love is a lyrical unfolding of two ordinary lives suspended in the duress of a spiralling recession.
Style: sincere, atmospheric, realistic, touching, serious ...
Plot: love and romance, romance, couple relations, working class, society, introspection, couples, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment, bittersweet, solitude, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
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41%
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The Stranger (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: India, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A well-off Indian family is paid an unexpected, and rather unwanted, visit by a man claiming to be the woman's long lost uncle. The initial suspicion with which they greet the man slowly dissolves as he regales them with stories of his travels, ...
Style: semi serious, thought provoking, contemplative
Plot: family relations, hidden identity, society, parents and children, couple relations, friendship, family life, fish out of water, human nature, introspection, uninvited guest, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Sex Movie (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Four friends spend an evening together after time apart. Differences in sex and sexuality reveal deep-rooted conflicts and long-hidden longings.
Style: sincere, psychological, serious, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: introspection, couples, under the surface, love and romance, lifestyle, sexual relations, filmmaking, private vs public, workplace situations, artists and showbiz, gender, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
A Very Private Affair (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A gorgeous teen, Jill, resides in Switzerland with her mother and harbors feelings for the handsome Fabio, an older man who is married to one of her friends. Growing restless, Jill moves to Paris to pursue ballet, but instead finds success and fame ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, stylized, witty, contemplative ...
Plot: actor's life, paparazzi, showbiz, human nature, desire for fame, couple relations, celebrity culture, best friends, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, price of fame, fanatic ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
White Nights on the Pier (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A man walks every night along the jetty. There he meets a young woman who is waiting for the man of her life. Over four nights, they discuss life and he gradually falls in love with her.
Style: contemplative, realistic, atmospheric, talky, stylized ...
Plot: love and romance, fall in love, introspection, romance, seaport, unfulfillment, love
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
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37%
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The Door (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: This is a story of a special relationship between two women, a writer and her maid.
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, master and servant, society, writer's life, rich and poor, strong female presence, power relations, maid, world war two, artists and showbiz, flashback, bonding ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Luck by Chance (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 156 min.
Story: Not wanting the same fate as befell her sisters, Sona Mishra re-locates to Mumbai to try to make a living making movies, but she soon finds that the path she has chosen is not an easy one.
Style: realistic, semi serious, feel good, humorous
Plot: ambition, lifestyle, underdog, rise to the top, showbiz, starlet, actor's life, artists and showbiz, introspection, selfishness, friendship, rehearsal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new delhi, asia, goa india
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Opening Night (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: An actress suffers an emotional uproar in her personal life after a fan dies trying to see her.
Style: clever, talky, tense, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: aging, obsessed fan, opening night, alcoholic, human nature, couple relations, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, actor's life, unfulfillment, hopes, introspection ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Tracks (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A soldier returns from Vietnam on special assignment, accompanying the body of his friend by train to California for burial. During the trip, he falls in love with a gentle college student. But their relationship is shattered by his flashbacks to ...
Style: serious, realistic, contemplative, gloomy, psychological
Plot: train, soldier, homecoming, friendship, mentally unstable, military, war, psychopath, friends, battles, mental illness, vietnam war ...
Place: vietnam, california, usa, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Middleman (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A bright and idealistic young graduate steels himself for a dog-eat-dog world, only to flounder in a job market packed with thousands of other hopefuls. When he eventually decides to start his own business as a middle-man, he discovers that the ...
Style: clever, witty, biting, tense, realistic ...
Plot: unemployment, unfulfillment, betrayal, life is a bitch, youth, social misfits, downfall, society, college graduate, injustice, down on your luck, marketplace ...
Time: 70s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
Story: The film follows one day in the lives of the Tyrone family, each member is troubled and has been damaged by alcohol and/or drugs. In addition, they have issues with each other that lead to fights and an inability to reconcile completely with one ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, talky, depressing ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, family relations, addiction, dysfunctional family, actor, redemption, actor's life, lifestyle, human nature, family life, unfulfillment, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: connecticut, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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A Life of Devotion (1969)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Vandana and Arun fall in love the instant they meet. On a trip to a Shiv temple, they get married in an impromptu ceremony in front of God. A chance rainshower strands them at a remote hotel where Vandana gets pregnant. With their legal marriage ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: pregnancy, adoption, last wish, family relations, palaces castles and temples, couples, orphan, romance, love and romance, babies and infants, birth mother, secret marriage ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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You Laugh (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Two segments: In the first one Felice, a baritone who has had to give up his career because of a heart condition and now works as an accountant at the Opera, inexplicably spends his nights laughing in his sleep. When his best friend, a cripple, ...
Style: gloomy, contemplative, serious, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, abduction, retiring, family relations, life turned upside down, couples, disability, introspection, infidelity, destiny, haunted by the past, love and romance ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: italy, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Through the Olive Trees (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The movie focuses on one of the events in Zendegi Edame Darad (1992), and explores the relationship between the movie director, and the actors. The local actors play a couple who got married right after the earthquake. In reality, the actor is ...
Style: contemplative, mind bending, realistic, serious, touching ...
Plot: filmmaking, fictional reality, couples, couple relations, film within a film, hopes, love and romance, actor's life, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, new wave, countryside ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Portuguese Nun (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A young French actress in Lisbon to shoot a movie is intrigued by a nun she sees kneeling in the chapel where she is filming.
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: church, culture clash, lifestyle, love and romance, filmmaking, actor's life, religions or cults, love affair, self discovery, clergy, artists and showbiz, nun ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: portugal, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Strangers Kiss (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: To help his actress girlfriend regain her confidence a Hollywood bigshot bankrolls a small budget film being made by a first-time producer and director pair. Despite the hand-to-mouth way it has to be made the film starts to come good, as does the ...
Style: talky, realistic, serious, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, love triangle, showbiz, fall in love, couples, realism, artists and showbiz, actor's life, gangsters, underdog, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 1950s, 50s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Fall to Rise (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A famous dancer is fired after an injury and thrust into the role of motherhood.
Style: contemplative, emotional, realistic, psychological, serious
Plot: artists and showbiz, ambition, introspection, hopes, dancer's life, strong female presence, women, dancer
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Jasmine (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Lamington Road on Bombay's Western Railway is the nearest railway station that takes one to Kamathipura, notorious for it's red-light, in particular, and a crime-prone area in general.
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: love and romance, couples, opposites attract, one night, prostitute, rainy night, romance, hiding place, aids, pimp, eunuch, night ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Adversary (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Siddhartha Chowdhury, a brilliant medical student, is forced to leave his studies after his father's sudden demise. He is forced to navigate the high unemployment rate and the communist socio-political climate of 1960s Calcutta in search of a ...
Style: bleak, rough, disturbing, biting, serious ...
Plot: unemployment, job seeking, job interview, medical student, life is a bitch, society, daydreamer, down on your luck, against the odds, political unrest, city life, youth ...
Time: 70s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Company Limited (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The chronicles of Chatterjee, an ambitious and self-made young man, as he rises his way up the corporate ladder.
Plot: anti hero, ambition, egocentrism, anti heroes, beauty salon, boss, brother in law sister in law relationship, club, factory, youtube, restaurant, self centeredness ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Capturing Mary (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young man ushers an older woman into a dark exploration of her past - back to the time when, as a young girl, she met a stranger who affected her life forever.
Style: sincere, psychological, stylized, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: lifestyle, elderly, estate, introspection, haunted by the past, golden years, social relations, memories, love and romance, society, life is a bitch, unfulfillment ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Brother to Brother (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A drama that looks back on the Harlem Renaissance from the perspective of an elderly, black writer who meets a gay teenager in a New York homeless shelter.
Style: serious, touching, thought provoking, realistic, contemplative
Plot: human nature, society, gay teenager, friendship, golden years, lifestyle, estrangement, love and romance, artists and showbiz, gay, black lgbt, intergenerational friendship ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The High Pressures (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Miguel travels to Pontevedra, his hometown, with the request of serching for some locations for a movie. His trip takes him back to the place where he grew up, meeting up with some old friends, but also leads him to the possibility of a new ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, contemplative, gloomy
Plot: friendship, love and romance, fall in love, artists and showbiz, workplace situations, human nature, self discovery, introspection, workplace, hopes, unfulfillment, homecoming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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