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Pure One (1972)
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Pure One (1972)
Original name: पाक़ीज़ा
Genre: Musical, Romance, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 147 min.
Story: This movie is about the tawaif Sahibjaan (Meena Kumari), who is born to a courtesan, Nargis (also Meena Kumari). After being spurned by her lover Shahabuddin's (Ashok Kumar) family, Nargis is driven to a graveyard where she gives birth to Sahibjaan secretly. Nargis dies during childbirth and her sister Nawabjaan (Veena)- a brothel madam - brings her up as her own. Unable to break away from the vicious circle, Sahibjaan grows up to be a beautiful and popular dancer/singer. Forest ranger Salim Ahmed Khan (Raaj Kumar), enthralled by her beauty and innocence, eventually convinces her to elope with him, which she does. But trials and tribulations await Sahibjaan as she is recognized by men wherever she goes in the company of Salim.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: prostitute, forbidden love, train, wedding, romance, couple relations, love and romance, alcohol abuse, couples, curses spells and rituals, rivalry, disintegration, dancing, death, courtesan, muslim, cemetery, brothel, female protagonist, nobleman, river, letter, elephant, grief, legs ...
Time: 70s, 20th century

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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 love and romance, romance, couples, fall in love, bollywood, couple relations and society mostly in Drama, Romance and Musical genres. Some movies like Pure One: Bahu Begum (1967), Oh, My Love (2007), Umrao Jaan (2006), QsQT (1988), Immortal Love (1972). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Bahu Begum (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 167 min.
Story: On the day of her marriage, the bride goes missing. She ends up in a brothel, compelling her wealthy husband to pretend that all is well to keep the family's honor intact.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: parents and children, lifestyle, unfulfillment, love triangle, social differences, love and romance, family relations, romance, society, prostitute, unfulfilled love, true love ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: india
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Oh, My Love (2007)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Orphaned and homeless Ranbir Raj re-locates to a small town and orders a glass of milk in the RK Bar. He befriends a prostitute by the name of Gulabji, who invites him to spend the night with her, and when he refuses, she re-directs him to Lillian ...
Style: touching, sentimental, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, friendship, love and romance, tragic love, love affair, couple relations, fall in love, couples, hopes, small town life, destiny, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, asia
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74%
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Umrao Jaan (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Bollywood film about the famous courtesan of the title. Aishwarya Rai stars in the lead role. The film is directed by J.P. Dutta and also stars Shabana Azmi, Sunil Shetty, Abhishek Bachchan, Divya Dutta, Himani Shivpuri and Kulbhushan Kharbanda.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, captivating, serious ...
Plot: courtesan, social differences, forbidden love, life is a bitch, society, prostitute, romance, impossible love, destiny, curses spells and rituals, bollywood, kidnapping ...
Time: 19th century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.5
 11K
QsQT (1988)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Both Dhanraj Singh and Randhir Singh are two bitter and old time enemies. They faced a disastrous situation when there children, Raj and Rashmi falls deeply in love. They openly declares there hatred for one another and will do anything in there ...
Style: touching, emotional, gloomy, semi serious, realistic
Plot: forbidden love, bollywood, fall in love, love affair, love and romance, family relations, couples, romance, society, vengeance, couple relations, release from prison ...
Time: 80s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Immortal Love (1972)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Amar Prem (Eternal Love) shows a off and on loving relationship between a small boy Nandu and a nautch girl Pushpa (Sharmila Tagore). Pushpa is seperated from her Husband and is brought to Calcutta to work as a Nautch girl. Here she meets Anand ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: prostitute, village, urban, down on your luck, redemption, true love, social differences, starting over, social relations, family problems, unsupportive spouse, hopes ...
Time: 70s
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Master, Mistress and Servant (1962)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: India
Duration: 152 min.
Story: A Zamindar neglects his wife and prefers the company of alcohol and dancing girls. The decadence of the Bangali Zamindar milieu and the raising bourgeoisie in the late 19th century, seen through the eyes of a young upward mobile rustic seeking ...
Style: gloomy, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: alcohol abuse, couples, social differences, fall in love, couple relations, bollywood, urban, love affair, parents and children, infidelity, crumbling marriage, master and servant ...
Time: 19th century
Place: india, kolkata
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 40K
Devdas (2002)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 185 min.
Story: Devdas is sent away by his father so he can improve himself but upon his return his father still doesn’t welcome him back. Devdas and Paro are in love but Paro is a lower caste and is set to be married to an older widower. Devdas is devastated ...
Style: captivating, touching, sentimental, emotional, saga ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: unfulfilled love, love triangle, self destructing, unfulfillment, forbidden love, bollywood, love affair, love and romance, couple relations, family relations, destiny, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 1900s, 90s
Place: india, london, europe, england, asia ...
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65%
 6.0
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Noorie (1979)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Noorie is a 1979 Hindi movie produced by Yash Chopra, and directed by Manmohan Krishna. Noorie (Poonam Dhillon) lives in the Bhaderwah valleys with her father, Ghulam Nabi (Iftekhar) and her dog Khairoo, she has a boyfriend Yusuf (Farooq Shaikh), ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: wedding, bittersweet, couple relations, village, village life, bollywood, life turned upside down, couples, love and romance, romance, rape, dog ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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: realistic, serious
Plot: pregnancy, adoption, palaces castles and temples, last wish, family relations, couples, babies and infants, orphan, love and romance, romance, premarital sex, adopted son ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Yash Chopra's Moonlight (1989)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 186 min.
Story: Chandni was a blockbuster in 1989 and is one of the most successful films of Indian cinema. The huge profits of this musical brought an end to director Yash Chopra's lean phase. The platinum success of its music was instrumental in ending the ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love triangle, wedding, disability, renewed love, fall in love, social differences, love affair, true love, bollywood, unfulfilled love, lovers apart, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: asia, india, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Kisna: The Warrior Poet (2005)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 171 min.
Story: The film is set in the India of the tumultuous 1930's when nationalists fighting for the country's independence rose up as one, urging the British to quit. At this time, a young Indian, Kisna befriends and then shields a British girl ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: forbidden love, love triangle, chase, social differences, woman in danger, couple relations, political unrest, fall in love, family relations, society, romance, state affairs ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 40s
Place: india, new delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Happiness & Tears (2001)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 210 min.
Story: Orthodox Indian, Raichand, would like his two sons to live together with him and his wife, and get married to girls' of his choice. One of his sons, Rahul, is adopted, while Rohan is his real son. Rahul falls in love with a poor Indian girl ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: bollywood, forbidden love, reunion, reconciliation, family tradition, estrangement, longing, love and romance, couple relations, misfit, social misfits, arranged marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Partition (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK, Canada, South Africa, India, Pakistan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Determined to leave the ravages of war behind, 38 year old Gian Singh resigns from the British Indian Army to a quiet life. His world is soon thrown in turmoil, when he suddenly finds himself responsible for the life of a 17 year old girl, ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: interracial relations, forbidden love, fall in love, sikh, love and romance, couples, political unrest, romance, soldier, society, social relations, village ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: india, pakistan, middle east, asia
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49%
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Permission (1987)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Mahendra is in love with Maya and would like to marry her. But Maya is a woman of the 20th century, who does not believe in marriage, but would like to continue having a relationship. Mahendra's family pressures him into getting married, and he ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: family problems, breakup, couples, feminism, introspection, couple relations, true love, gender, love and romance, romance, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Romance 2 (2013)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A young woman meets a failing musician who launches her singing career, but their relationship is doomed when people assume he's with her for her fame and fortune.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: love and romance, bollywood, tragic love, follow your dream, musician's life, relationship vs career, romance, alcohol abuse, artists and showbiz, fall in love, artist, family disapproval ...
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46%
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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, love and romance, young lovers, youth, couples, hopes, life is a bitch, college, true love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Inheritance (1997)
Genre: Drama, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 165 min.
Story: After completing his studies in London, England, Shakti Thakur returns home to India in a small town where his family resides.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: rivalry, village, village life, family relations, estate, disability, couples, meet the parents, bollywood, parents and children, small town, homecoming ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: india, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
A Married Woman (2005)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 130 min.
Story: They fall in love before they know its meaning, Lolita, orphaned at an early age & Shekhar, who reaches out & gives her the security she craves.They share joys & sorrows through childhood & adolescence,unknown to them ...
Style: sentimental, atmospheric, touching, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: date night
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Place: india, asia, kolkata
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A handyman in a 1940s Paris brothel tries to help the prostitute he loves with her singing career and romantic life.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sexual, melancholic ...
Plot: prostitute, romance, fall in love, wartime life, palaces castles and temples, couples, black market, love and romance, world war two, poker, card game, brothel ...
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Place: france, paris france
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40%
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Brides (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Greece, USA, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A young female character, Nikki Douka, from Samothraki, is sailing to the U.S. to fulfill a marriage contract and save her family honor. Her skills as a seamstress keep her busily sewing throughout the voyage to alter wedding dresses for the ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sexy, sexual
Audience: girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.5
 38
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Genre: Drama, Romance
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Duration: 94 min.
Story: Drama directed by Paul Cox.
Style: emotional, gloomy, touching, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: politics, misfit, love and romance, society, romance, journalism, immigrants, couples, taxi, forbidden love, love affair, taxi driver ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Heavenly Forest (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The story begins with Makoto Segawa, a freshman at Meikei University. On the day of his university entrance ceremony, Makoto meets a fresh-faced, quirky girl named Shizuru. Makoto has a complex which causes him to shy away from contact with other ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, emotional, touching
Audience: date night
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Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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No Entry (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 158 min.
Story: Kishen is a newspaper baron married to Kaajal, a housewife who suspects her husband of having numerous non-existent affairs. Pooja is the believing wife of ever-philandering globe-trotting businessman Prem. Kishen and Prem are thick pals. Sanjana ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic
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Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 181 min.
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Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Plot: love and romance, fall in love, opposites attract, forbidden love, wedding, family relations, arranged marriage, bollywood, couple relations, vacation, couples, wedding preparations and rituals ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: india, england, asia, london, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 2.4
 58K
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Genre: Action, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Based in Calcutta during its most unsettled times in the 1970s, the film deals with the inseparable life of Bikram and Bala. The story of 2 boys, boys who became refugees. Refugees who became gun couriers. Gun Couriers who became coal bandits, coal ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, suspense, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: love triangle, train, gangsters, friendship, train robbery, rivalry, love and romance, crimes, escapades, fall in love, bollywood, coal ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
A Room in Town (1982)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set against the backdrop of an increasingly violent strike, a worker falls in love with the middle-class daughter of his landlady.
Style: captivating, stylized, atmospheric, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: strike, pregnancy, infidelity, social differences, unfulfilled love, working class, couple relations, unfulfillment, prostitute, romance, love and romance, destructive relationship ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Khamoshi: The Musical (1996)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 160 min.
Story: Goa based Joseph Braganza and his wife Flavy, devout Catholics, are both deaf and mute. He makes a living selling soap bars door to door. Flavy gets pregnant and gives birth to a daughter who they name Annie, who can speak and hear much to their ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional
Plot: pregnancy, family problems, family relations, religions or cults, couples, disability, mute or deaf, hopes, youth, meaningful kiss, passionate interest, death in the family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.4
 3K
Moments (1991)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 187 min.
Story: Viren (Anil Kapoor) who travels to Rajasthan with his governess, affectionately called Dai Jaa (Waheeda Rehman). He meets the beautiful Pallavi (Sridevi) and he instantly falls in love with her. However, she also happens to be older then him, though ...
Style: gloomy, sentimental, emotional, touching, captivating ...
Audience: date night
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Time: 90s
Place: london, asia, india, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Polish Bride (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Drama on the dawning love between a Polish woman and a farmer. Anna is forced to work in a brothel, but manages to escape. She's found, exhausted and scared, by Henk (the farmer) who offers her a place to stay, but her past chases her.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, sentimental, suspenseful ...
Plot: countryside, love and romance, couple relations, love affair, fall in love, haunted by the past, romance, farm, sexual content, prostitute, society, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.8
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Milan (2004)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Loving husband Lino is on a mission: His wife, who works as a domestic in Milan, is missing and he's determined to find her. To do so, he enters Italy illegally and takes cover as one of the hundreds of Filipino migrant workers wh make their ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, sexual ...
Plot: fall in love, missing person, couple relations, dangerous attraction, infidelity, couples, romance, society, love and romance, female director, overseas worker, naivete
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, the philippines, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%