Movies like Shakespeare-Wallah

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Shakespeare-Wallah (1965)
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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 hotel owners, sports become more important than culture and the theater is replaced by Bollywood movies. Based on the travels of Geoffrey Kendal with his daughter Felicity Kendal.
Style: sincere, atmospheric, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: theatrical troupe, on the road, family relations, performer's life, interracial relations, love and romance, fall in love, artists and showbiz, social differences, society, family business, actor's life, culture clash, interracial love, jealous woman, burial, stage performance, british accent
Time: 60s
Place: india

Most similar movies to Shakespeare-Wallah

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and contemplative films with plots about society, love and romance, social differences, family relations, culture clash, couples and parents and children mostly in Drama, Musical and Romance genres. Some movies like Shakespeare-Wallah: Bombay Talkie (1970), Labour of Love (2014), Same Same But Different (2009), Cotton Mary (1999), Autobiography of a Princess (1975). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Bombay Talkie (1970)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An English novelist travels to Bombay to watch one of her novels translated to film. She chases after the Movie's leading man while the Screenwriter chases after her.
Style: sexual, stylized, atmospheric, contemplative, talky ...
Plot: culture clash, filmmaking, rich and poor, infidelity, love affair, looking for love, social differences, interracial relations, opposites attract, fall in love, human nature, introspection ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, india
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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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55%
Same Same But Different (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Benjamin Prufer and Sreykeo Solvan. The unexpected and uncertain love story of Sreykeo, a 21 year old bar girl in Phnom Penh and Ben, a young German student traveling to Cambodia on a post graduation summer trip. When Ben ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: unlikely couple, love affair, romance, social differences, life is a bitch, love and romance, youth, society, fall in love, interracial relations, couples, culture clash ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cambodia, asia, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Cotton Mary (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A British family is trapped between culture, tradition, and the colonial sins of the past.
Style: serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: interracial relations, infidelity, family relations, master and servant, babies and infants, society, hospital, racism, culture clash, social differences, obsession, adoption ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: india, europe, england, asia
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48%
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Autobiography of a Princess (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 58 min.
Story: No Overview
Style: serious, realistic, contemplative, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: princess, introspection, royal family, lifestyle, master and servant, state affairs, society, isolation, social differences, power relations, friends, family relations ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, victorian era
Place: london, england, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Banaras: A Mystic Love Story (2006)
Genre: Musical, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Banaras: A Mystic Love Story is the name of an Indian Bollywood film directed by Pankaj Parashar released in 2006. The film takes place in the Hindu holy city of Varanasi (the city, once known as Banaras, serves as a destination for the pilgrimage ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: orphan, hinduism, guru, social differences, love affair, culture clash, family relations, family problems, parents and children, fall in love, religions or cults, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Mr. and Mrs. Iyer (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A bus is setting out to Calcutta from a village in West Bengal. Meenakshi Iyer, who is from a strict orthodox Hindu background, is leaving to Chennai for her husband, with her young child, after the vacation with her parents. By chance, she gets a ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: forbidden love, opposites attract, love and romance, society, social differences, political unrest, culture clash, conservative, liberal, parents and children, crimes, religious differences ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Baroness and the Pig (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A rich American woman and her French husband start a Parisian salon.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, contemplative ...
Plot: fish out of water, fall in love, society, love and romance, couples, couple relations, social differences, culture clash, class system, maid, wedding, contests and competitions ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: paris france, philadelphia, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Trishna (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When her father is killed in a road accident, Trishna's family expect her to provide for them. The rich son of an entrepreneur starts to restlessly pursue her affections, but are his intentions as pure as they seem?
Style: sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious, ambiguous ending
Audience: girls' night
Plot: tragic love, rich and poor, injustice, culture clash, couple relations, fall in love, romance, love and romance, couples, power relations, unfulfillment, innocence lost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
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42%
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The Nephew (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Twenty years ago, Tony Egan's sister went to America. Nobody ever heard of her again. But now, the message of her death arrives in her town of birth. Only days later, her only son Chad arrives, too. Obviously, his mother took a black husband. ...
Style: sincere, atmospheric, gloomy, touching, realistic ...
Plot: interracial relations, forbidden love, small town, fall in love, social differences, island, parents and children, small town life, couples, social relations, family relations, unlikely couple ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, harlem
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42%
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Delhi-6 (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A story about love, hope and self-discovery set in the walled city of Delhi (zip code 6) and its chaotic but touching life that forces us to ask questions about ourselves
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, humorous, serious ...
Plot: family relations, culture clash, self discovery, on the road, parents and children, human nature, society, adoption, fall in love, terminal illness, religion, hindu ...
Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Karamazov Brothers (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Poland, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Dostoevsky’s latter-day opus about the siblings and their father is among the masterpieces of world literature. It asks profound questions about ethics and religion. Is there a God? Does the devil exist? Is everything allowed because we live in a ...
Style: atmospheric, sincere, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: parents and children, lifestyle, hopes, artists and showbiz, dealing with death, family relations, siblings relations, redemption, human nature, society, performer's life, actor's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, czech republic, poland, prague, central europe
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40%
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Raja (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Morocco
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Raja is a nineteen year old orphan literally and figuratively scarred by life. Fred is an emotionally bankrupt westerner living amid his plush gardens and palm trees. Set against the backdrop of contemporary Marrakech, Raja is a cross-cultural drama ...
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: unlikely couple, opposites attract, fall in love, social differences, unfulfilled love, society, orphan, love and romance, romance, youth, rich and poor, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: morocco, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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ABCD (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The only goal of an ageing Indian-American widow is to see her son and rebellious daughter (described as an American Born Confused Desi or ABCD) married off to respectable Indian families.
Style: sincere, clever, touching, talky, realistic ...
Plot: culture clash, parents and children, interracial relations, introspection, siblings relations, bittersweet, immigrants, society, romance, family problems, family relations, arranged marriage ...
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Place: usa, new york, india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 ⇓
39%
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Local Color (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A successful artist looks back with loving memories on the summer of his defining year, 1974. A talented but troubled 18-year-old aspiring artist befriends a brilliant elderly alcoholic painter who has turned his back on not only art but life. The ...
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: friendship, self discovery, youth, family relations, parents and children, unsupportive parent, artists and showbiz, inspiration, mentor, intergenerational friendship, coming of age, painter ...
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Place: usa, pennsylvania, new york
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Sixth Happiness (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Waris Hussein’s acclaimed drama is based on the autobiography of Firdaus Kanga, who stars in the lead role of Brit, a young man born with brittle bone disease, which causes him to have never grown beyond four feet tall. The film follows his sexual ...
Style: sexy, realistic, touching, sexual, serious
Plot: disability, gays and lesbians, family in crisis, society, life is a bitch, love affair, love and romance, gender, family relations, sexual abuse, handicapped, fictional biography ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: india, england, london, mumbai india, bombay india
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.0
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Mumbai Diaries (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Arun is a reclusive and lonely modern art painter. Shai is an American banker who is on a visit to Mumbai. Munna is a washerboy also living near Arun and Yasmin. The movie is about these four characters from different class of society and how the ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, sincere, sentimental
Plot: friendship, social differences, photographer, painting, love and romance, love affair, artist, flirting, photo shoot, age difference, society, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Aadaminte makan abu (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Abu and Aisumma are an aging Muslim couple. Their aspiration is to go for Hajj and they make many sacrifices to achieve this aim. Now in their late 70s, they decide that they will go for Hajj that year. Abu, being a true Muslim, wants to go for Hajj ...
Style: contemplative, emotional, sincere, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: religions or cults, pilgrimage, aging, couples, couple relations, society, follow your dream, elderly, golden years, malayalam, dream
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Let the Wind Blow (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A collegian in turbulent Mumbai attempts to improve his lifestyle.
Style: sincere, captivating, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: destiny, follow your dream, working class, rich and poor, political unrest, family relations, hopes, state affairs, youth, society, parents and children, social differences ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Hold Back (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Paris, today. Dorcy, a young black Christian, wants to marry Sabrina, a young North African. It what would be a simple matter if it weren't for the fact that Sabrina has 40 brothers and that this easygoing wedding has crystallized a taboo ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, contemplative, tense ...
Plot: family relations, interracial relations, forbidden love, immigrants, love and romance, human nature, impossible love, family in crisis, society, family problems, unfulfillment, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Vicious Circle (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: Shot on digital , HD and 8 mm. Filmed through both sides of North America. 'Vicious Circle' pushes the limits of what can be accomplished on a bike. Featuring the first ever 65 foot 'Double Road Gap' , some of the gnarliest ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: false accusation, fall in love, teenage life, lifestyle, youth, society, love and romance, destructive relationship, family relations, half brother, skater, teenage boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
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35%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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String (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Shankar Singh and his wife, Meera, live in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India along with widowed paternal grandmother, Laxmibai, his mom, Gowri, and dad, Randhir. The family feel that they are blessed after Meera's entry in this family. Shankar must go ...
Style: sincere, emotional, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: friendship, power of love, hopes, dishonesty, gender, redemption, social differences, friends, muslim, loss of spouse, feminism, track down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Little Jerusalem (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An orthodox Jewish teen living with her family in France attempts to balance her religious upbringing with her increasingly complex view of the outside world.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: opposites attract, culture clash, self discovery, family problems, couples, social differences, infidelity, society, love and romance, crumbling marriage, lifestyle, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, france, israel, europe, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
A Private Matter (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The true story of Romper Room host "Miss Sherri" Finkbine, who, after the devastating effects of thalidomide were discovered in the early 1960s, sparked a firestorm of controversy with her determination to obtain an abortion.
Style: controversial, serious, realistic, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: pregnancy, family relations, courtroom drama, fighting the system, babies and infants, legal, politics, social differences, doctors and patients, couple relations, human spirit, against the odds ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1962
Place: phoenix arizona, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Nayak: The Hero (1966)
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 ...
Style: serious, realistic, contemplative, talky
Plot: train, movie star, train ride, introspection, media, actor's life, love and romance, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, reflection, glory, celebrity interview ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: india, new delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
I'm Gonna Explode (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Tale of a young couple who throw caution to the wind and set out in search of their true fate. Román is the son of a contemptible, right-leaning congressman. Recently enrolled in a new high school, the rebellious teen clumsily attempts to hang ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, rebelliousness, teenage love, friendship, romance, rebellion, youth, society, on the road, social differences, love and romance, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.3
 632
Siddharth (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, India
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A chain-wallah from Delhi travels across India in search of his missing son, in the hopes that whoever took him, returns him unharmed.
Style: sincere, psychological, disturbing, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: missing child, social decay, society, hopes, life is a bitch, family relations, dehumanization, parents and children, on the road, against humanity, factory worker, poverty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, delhi, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%