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Pure One (1972)
 7.3
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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, emotional and touching films with plots about love and romance, couples, romance, fall in love, society, love and couple relations mostly in Drama, Romance and Musical genres. Some movies like Pure One: Bahu Begum (1967), Umrao Jaan (2006), Oh, My Love (2007), 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: realistic, sentimental, serious, emotional, touching
Plot: love triangle, lifestyle, parents and children, unfulfillment, society, romance, prostitute, true love, social differences, unfulfilled love, love and romance, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.5
 2K
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, stylized ...
Plot: courtesan, social differences, forbidden love, life is a bitch, romance, society, prostitute, impossible love, destiny, curses spells and rituals, bollywood, kidnapping ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.2
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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: romance, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.5
 10K
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: emotional, touching, gloomy, realistic, semi serious
Plot: forbidden love, love affair, fall in love, bollywood, love and romance, family relations, couples, society, romance, couple relations, vengeance, revenge ...
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, sentimental, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: prostitute, urban, adoption, down on your luck, social differences, solace, social relations, family problems, breakup, starting over, redemption, unsupportive spouse ...
Time: 70s
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.6
 38K
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, unfulfillment, forbidden love, love affair, love and romance, couple relations, destiny, family relations, self destructing, fall in love, alcohol abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1900s, 20th century, 90s
Place: india, london, europe, england, asia ...
⇓ 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, realistic, serious
Plot: alcohol abuse, couples, love affair, social differences, couple relations, urban, fall in love, infidelity, bollywood, parents and children, crumbling marriage, society ...
Time: 19th century
Place: india, kolkata
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.1
 151
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: romance, love and romance, wedding, bittersweet, life turned upside down, couples, village life, village, couple relations, bollywood, suicide, muslim ...
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: 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 ⇓
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, realistic, serious
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love triangle, wedding, disability, bittersweet, fall in love, bollywood, social differences, love affair, true love, unfulfilled love, paralysis, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: asia, india, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, sentimental, emotional, stylized ...
Plot: forbidden love, reunion, bollywood, family tradition, reconciliation, estrangement, longing, couple relations, love and romance, family conflict, siblings relations, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 8.3
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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: serious, realistic
Plot: feminism, introspection, couple relations, true love, gender, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, love and romance, romance, family problems, couples, breakup ...
Time: 20th century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.9
 2K
Partition (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, South Africa, UK
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, couple relations, forbidden love, fall in love, society, couples, political unrest, soldier, love and romance, romance, village, social relations ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: india, pakistan, asia, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
A Thousand Colours (2008)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 169 min.
Story: A son deals with the death of his father and examines how their relationship influences him through growing up, romance, tragedy and adventure.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: coming of age, family relations, couples, parents and children, fall in love, love and romance, youth, tragic love, father son relationship, marriage, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 90s, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 8.1
 11K
Bombay (1995)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A love story of a good-hearted Hindu man and a beautiful devout Muslim woman who leave their village to marry against the wishes of their parents and move to Bombay to start a fresh life. There they have twin sons and a daughter. But turmoil engulfs ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: twins, journalism, forbidden love, separated, family relations, couples, family disapproval, bittersweet, love and romance, romance, society, politics ...
Time: year 1993, year 1992, 90s, 1990s
Place: asia, india, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.6
 4K
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
Plot: ship, greek, fall in love, society, romance, immigrants, love and romance, cruise, couples, wedding, class differences, forbidden love ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.5
 2K
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: village, rivalry, village life, disability, social relations, family relations, couples, estate, bollywood, parents and children, small town, homecoming ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: india, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.3
 689
Love Street (2002)
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, sentimental ...
Plot: prostitute, romance, wartime life, fall in love, palaces castles and temples, couples, black market, love and romance, world war two, brothel, singing contest, card game ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: captivating, sentimental, atmospheric, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fall in love, couple relations, true love, friendship, couples, family relations, love affair, parents and children, bollywood, social differences, family in crisis, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: india, asia, kolkata
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.5
 32
Costas (1979)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Drama directed by Paul Cox.
Style: gloomy, emotional, touching, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: journalism, politics, romance, immigrants, society, love affair, forbidden love, misfit, love and romance, taxi, couples, immigration ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: australia, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Straight from the Heart (1999)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India, Hungary
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Indian-based traditional family of Pundit Darbar (Vikram Gokhale) gets a visit from Sameer Rafilini (Salman Khan), from Italy, who has come as a pupil to learn music and singing. Darbar and his family accept him. Sameer meets Nandini (Aishwarya ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous ...
Plot: fall in love, forbidden love, tradition, love triangle, unfulfilled love, romance, dishonesty, couple relations, couples, love of one's life, forced marriage, unrequited love ...
Time: 90s
Place: india, asia, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.6
 10K
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: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, topical humor
Plot: womanizer, prostitute, love affair, friendship, couple relations, love and romance, fall in love, couples, crimes, adultery, husband wife relationship, politician ...
Time: contemporary
Place: south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Kisna: The Warrior Poet (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, 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: captivating, serious, emotional, touching, realistic
Plot: love triangle, chase, forbidden love, 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 ⇓
37%
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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, serious, realistic, touching, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: strike, prostitute, unfulfillment, romance, love and romance, couples, injustice, weakness, breakup, family relations, sexual dysfunction, couple relations ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Little England (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Greece
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Τwo sisters from the island of Andros, dubbed Little England because of its affluence, are both in love with the same man. Set in the Greek Civil War period and ending in the 1950s, the movie is based on the homonymous novel by Ioanna Karystiani.
Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, stylized
Plot: love and romance, island, love triangle, lovers apart, sister sister relationship, forbidden love, marriage, infidelity, love, cheating wife, torment, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.4
 2K
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, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: unfulfillment, romance, love and romance, opposites attract, unfulfilled love, love triangle, love affair, true love, fall in love, couples, bittersweet, song ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, asia, india, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.8
 169
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, sexy ...
Plot: missing person, fall in love, infidelity, dangerous attraction, couple relations, society, romance, couples, love and romance, female director, naivete
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, the philippines, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Khamoshi: The Musical (1996)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 159 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: serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: pregnancy, religions or cults, family relations, family problems, couples, passionate interest, youth, romance, love and romance, disability, meaningful kiss, death in the family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: india, asia
⇓ 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, touching, sentimental, disturbing ...
Plot: countryside, love and romance, couple relations, love affair, haunted by the past, fall in love, romance, farm, sexual content, small town, graphic violence, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Heart Is a Temple (1963)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Dr. Dharmesh (Rajendra Kumar) and Sita (Meena Kumari) are in love, and hope to marry on Dharmesh's return from abroad. When Dharmesh returns, he is devastated to find that Sita has married someone else. He then decides to devote the rest of his ...
Plot: love, happiness, heart attack, cancer, husband wife relationship, exhaustion, sadness, saving a life, falling down stairs, old love, hospital, surgery ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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