Movies like Umrao Jaan

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Umrao Jaan (2006)
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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, captivating, emotional, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: courtesan, forbidden love, life is a bitch, social differences, prostitute, romance, impossible love, destiny, society, bollywood, curses spells and rituals, kidnapping, abduction, brothel, love and romance, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment, bittersweet, friendship, muslim, singing, dancer, indian pakistani
Time: 19th century
Place: india, asia

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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, romance, society, fall in love, love, village and couples mostly in Drama, Romance and Musical genres. Some movies like Umrao Jaan: Devdas (2002), Yash Chopra's Veer-Zaara (2004), Under the Hawthorn Tree (2010), You Have My Heart (2000), Refugee (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: serious, captivating, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: unfulfilled love, love triangle, self destructing, unfulfillment, bollywood, family disapproval, love and romance, love affair, forbidden love, tragic love, couple relations, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 1900s, 90s
Place: india, london, england, asia, europe ...
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Yash Chopra's Veer-Zaara (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 192 min.
Story: The story of the love between Veer Pratap Singh, an Indian, and Zaara Hayaat Khan, a Pakistani...a love so great it knows no boundaries...
Style: captivating, emotional, atmospheric, serious, realistic
Plot: forbidden love, prison, impossible love, rescue, bollywood, muslim, opposites attract, love affair, against the odds, false accusation, uncover truth, social differences ...
Place: india, pakistan, asia, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Under the Hawthorn Tree (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The daughter of a right-winger, schoolgirl Jing Qiu (Zhou Dong-Yu) is sent to the countryside for reeducation, and tasked to help write a textbook. There she meets Lao San (Shawn Dou), a young soldier with a bright future ahead. Despite the class ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: tragic love, social differences, forbidden love, society, unfulfilled love, love and romance, romance, fall in love, youth, revolution, young lovers, village ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
You Have My Heart (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Inspired by the Telegu (southern Indian) film, "Pelli Chuskundam," the plot follows the life of a rape victim (Aishwarya Rai). Now, a disgrace to her family, she is turned away from her house after the sexual assault. But she finds shelter ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, melancholic, tense ...
Plot: life is a bitch, prostitute, romance, bollywood, crimes, love and romance, love, rape victim, adulterer, love triangle, illegitimate child, mother son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 5.4
 2K
Refugee (2000)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 207 min.
Story: The films tells the story of an un-named Indian Muslim, who helps illegal refugees from both India and Pakistan to cross the border through the Great Rann of Kutch. The film is attributed to have been inspired by the short story "Love Across ...
Style: serious, sincere, sentimental, tense, bleak ...
Plot: soldier, fall in love, love affair, parents and children, mistaken identity, destiny, society, romance, family relations, immigrants, orphan, estrangement ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: pakistan, india, new delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Japanese Wife (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Snehmoy (Rahul Bose) and Miyage (Chigusa Takaku) are pen friends who exchange wedding vows through letters. Fifteen years pass but they never meet. Yet the bond of marriage is strong between them. This unusual relationship comes under a cloud when a ...
Style: realistic, emotional, sentimental, captivating, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, looking for love, love triangle, couples, village, unfulfillment, lovers apart, pen pal, society, friendship, telephone call, cure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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
Plot: family relations, couples, couple relations, fall in love, friendship, bollywood, love triangle, romance, family problems, childhood sweetheart, social differences, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: india, asia, kolkata
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Once Upon a Time in Rio (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Situated just above the awe-inspiring Ipanema beach in Rio is the Cantagalo slum. Every day, floods of Cantagalo residents make their way down the mountain, only to disappear into their surroundings as part of the invisible working-class that cleans ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: love, social differences, parents and children, forbidden love, love and romance, romance, couples, family relations, fall in love, rich and poor, life is a bitch, gun ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, brazil, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 5.2
 8K
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, couples, tragic love, love affair, couple relations, fall in love, small town life, destiny, haunted by the past, idealism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Under the Protection of Ka'Bah (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Indonesia
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Growing up in West Sumatra in the 1920s, Hamid and Zainab comes from families from very different social classes. Hamid is poor, while Zainab is wealthy. Hamid receives a scholarship from Zainab’s father and Hamid’s mother works for Zainab’s ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: forbidden love, social differences, rich and poor, fall in love, parents and children, teenage life, love and romance, youth, romance, society, religions or cults, islam
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: indonesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Paradise in Service (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Taiwan, China
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Set in the island Kinmen, often seen as the most dangerous military base because it’s geographically close to China, "Paradise in Service" follows the adventure of a boy who serves his military service in Unit 831 from 1969 to 1972, in ...
Style: realistic, emotional, sentimental, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: romance, soldier, military life, military base, prostitute, military, friendship, forbidden love, haunted by the past, island, unfulfillment, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, pre world war two, 60s
Place: taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.8
 9K
The Classic (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Shy Ji-hae's friend is having problems expressing her feelings to the boy she loves, so she asks Ji-hae to write e-mails to him in her name. As the boy falls in love with her letters, Ji-hae discovers the story of her mother's romance ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, serious, non-linear
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: forbidden love, love triangle, social differences, society, romance, young lovers, family relations, youth, fall in love, love affair, diary, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Paruthiveeran (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 162 min.
Story: A village tough finally succumbs to the unconditional love of his angelic cousin, but his romance faces insurmountable challenges, including family opposition and his own delinquent personality.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: forbidden love, village, parents and children, fall in love, love affair, romance, arranged marriage, misfit, village life, love and romance, uninhibited rivalry, bollywood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 8.1
 12K
Bombay (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 130 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, captivating, tense, serious ...
Plot: twins, journalism, forbidden love, family disapproval, family relations, separated, religions or cults, couples, love and romance, romance, society, politics ...
Time: 1990s, year 1992, year 1993, 90s
Place: india, asia, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.4
 2K
Sometimes (1976)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 177 min.
Story: A story spanning two generations, where two lovers are forced to marry against their will, but hold onto memories of their romance. Years later circumstances force them to confront their spouses, their children and each other.
Style: touching, sentimental, epic, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, young lovers, unfulfillment, romance, love and romance, love affair, parents and children, unfulfilled love, true love, destiny, fall in love, bollywood ...
Time: 20th century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.5
 18K
The Request (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Ethan, a magician rendered paralyzed in an accident, sets off a furor when he makes a petition to the court to end his own life.
Style: thought provoking, uplifting, contemplative, emotional, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: legal action, human spirit, disability, love affair, life is a bitch, media, legal, protest, love, quadriplegic, euthanasia, nurse ...
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Born to Hate... Destined to Love (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 120 min.
Story: While fighting for the political supremacy of their respective families, a Hindu man and a Muslim woman share a forbidden romance.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: village, family relations, romance, forbidden love, rivalry, vengeance, bollywood, hopes, destiny, clan, family feud, friendship ...
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Under the Greenwood Tree (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Set in a rustic English village in the mid 19th century, Under The Greenwood Tree tells the story of a poor young man who falls for a middle-class schoolteacher and attempts to win her over.
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, captivating, sexy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: village life, wooing, forbidden love, social differences, love and romance, fall in love, romance, society, couples, looking for love, unfulfilled love, social relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 79
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Great Expectations (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Miss Havisham, a wealthy spinster who wears an old wedding dress and lives in the dilapidated Satis House, asks Pip's "Uncle Pumblechook" (who is actually Joe's uncle) to find a boy to play with her adopted daughter Estella. Pip ...
Style: captivating, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: generosity, orphan, unfulfilled love, redemption, social differences, love and romance, haunted by the past, rise to the top, hopes, benefactor, fall in love, destiny ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.7
 441
Nuts for Love (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: En 1975, unos meses antes del comienzo de la dictadura militar argentina, Alicia y Marcelo se conocen en un concierto de Sui Géneris. El amor surge inmediatamente entre ellos, pero el retorno del novio de Alicia provoca la separación. En 1982, en ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: lovers reunited, reunion, social differences, love affair, romance, state affairs, love and romance, politics, couples, destiny, unfulfilled love, political unrest ...
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, true love, social differences, starting over, breakup, solace, family problems, social relations, redemption, down on your luck, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 70s
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.7
 833
Cafe Setareh (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Iran
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Filmmaker Saman Moghadam details the struggles of three women living in an antiquated district of Tehran in this emotionally resonant drama. Fabria's husband has been morally corrupted, and now it's up to her to take charge of the small ...
Style: psychological, sentimental, touching, sincere, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fall in love, hopes, human nature, family problems, couple relations, romance, unfulfilled love, couples, love and romance, society, life is a bitch, cafe ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Sea Is Watching (2002)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Based on Akira Kurosawa's final unproduced script, this Edo-period drama takes place almost entirely inside an ocean-village brothel. O-Shin is a young brothel worker who one night helps a young samurai escape from his pursuers. Against the ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, samurai, prostitute, looking for love, couple relations, hopes, couples, village, fall in love, unfulfilled love, village life, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.9
 3K
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: touching, sincere, 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, 40s, 20th century
Place: india, pakistan, asia, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Lovers' Concerto (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Lee Ji-hwan receives photographs in the mail that reminds him of how he met two girls, Shim Su-in and Kim Gyeong-heui, one summer five years ago. He shares his memories with his friend Cheol-hyeon. He recalls initially being in love with Su-in, but ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, touching, captivating, romantic ...
Plot: love triangle, romance, friendship, couples, love and romance, friends, love story, relationships, love affair, couple relations, romantic relationship, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.8
 696
Cuckoo (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Visually-challenged Tamizh and Suthanthirakodi fall in love with each other, but her self-centred brother wants to marry her off to his friend, which leads to the lovers' separation. Can their love help them find each other?
Style: emotional, realistic, captivating, sentimental, psychological ...
Plot: love and romance, disability, friendship, fall in love, blindness and impaired vision, love story, couples, relationship vs career, journey, unfulfillment, society, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.3
 2K
Ethan Frome (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on the novel of the same name by Edith Wharton, it is about a husband and wife (Ethan and Zeena), who need an extra hand around the house due to Zeena's debilitated body and constant illness. The young woman who joins them is a beautiful, ...
Style: emotional, captivating, sentimental, intense, contemplative ...
Plot: infidelity, family problems, forbidden love, love triangle, family relations, dull life, romance, fall in love, family drama, destiny, love affair, destructive relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 18th century
Place: massachusetts, usa, new england, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
What the Day Owes the Night (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Algeria, the 1930s. Younes is nine years old when he is put in his uncle's care in Oran. Rebaptized Jonas, he grows up among the Rio Salado youths, with whom he becomes friends. Emilie is one of the gang; everyone is in love with her. A great ...
Style: touching, captivating, sentimental, emotional, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: young lovers, romance, friendship, teenage love, revolution, love and romance, friends, youth, political unrest, true love, coming of age, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: algeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Girl and Death (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands, Russia, Germany
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The Girl and Death tells us the impossible love story of Nicolai and the courtesan Elise. A love obstructed by materialism, wealth and death threat.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: true love, romance, tragic love, couples, unfulfillment, doctors, materialism, freedom, death threat, impossible love, past, love and romance ...
Time: 1900s, 19th century, 20th century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%