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Sabah: A Love Story (2005)
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Sabah: A Love Story (2005)
Original name: Sabah
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: One day, when Sabah least expects it, she falls in love with the wrong man. She's Muslim, he's not. Unbeknownst to her family, she goes on a whirlwind affair before both culture and love collide.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: forbidden love, culture clash, love affair, social differences, romance, fall in love, family problems, society, couples, opposites attract, family relations, coming out, wedding, couple relations, parents and children, love and romance, greek, family gatherings, gender, immigrants, gays and lesbians, family in crisis, female director, love, muslim ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, emotional and humorous films with plots about romance, love and romance, fall in love, couples, society, family relations and couple relations mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Sabah: A Love Story: David & Fatima (2008), The Classic (2003), Amira & Sam (2014), Late Marriage (2001), Once Upon a Time in Rio (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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David & Fatima (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A retelling of Romeo and Juliet in Jerusalem involving a Palestinian woman and an Israeli man.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: forbidden love, against the odds, unlikely couple, opposites attract, social differences, couples, religions or cults, love and romance, romance, society, young lovers, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east, jerusalem
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100%
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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
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61%
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Amira & Sam (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sam, a soldier who had served in Afghanistan and Iraq, meets Amira when he visits her uncle, Bassam, who had served as Sam's Iraqi translator. Bassam and Sam have a special bond due to their time together in the war. Initially Amira does not ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: immigrants, veteran, interracial relations, culture clash, forbidden love, fall in love, opposites attract, unlikely couple, life is a bitch, couple relations, love affair, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, iraq, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Late Marriage (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Zaza is a 31-year old Israeli bachelor, handsome and intelligent, and his family wants to see him married. But tradition dictates that Zaza has to choose a young virgin. She must be beautiful and from a good family, preferably rich. Zaza's ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: family relations, fall in love, social differences, love and romance, opposites attract, society, couples, family tradition, family problems, family life, self discovery, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: israel, middle east, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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 ⇓
53%
Chicken Tikka Masala (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, India
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jimi (Chris Bisson), the Chopra family's only son, gets caught off guard when his high-handed parents (Saeed Jaffrey and Jamila Massey) announce an arranged marriage to Simran (Jinder Mahal), a lovely girl from a respectable family. Problem is, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: coming out, arranged marriage, forbidden love, love affair, culture clash, family gatherings, fall in love, family life, couples, lifestyle, society, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Seducing Maarya (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, India
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Vijay Chatterjee is a lonely widower and a successful restaurateur in Montreal. His thoroughly Westernized son Ashish works at his father's eatery but is more interested in the rock band that he started with his friend Michael. One day, Vijay ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: love triangle, opposites attract, interracial relations, social differences, society, fall in love, couple relations, haunted by the past, family relations, couples, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Mississippi Masala (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: An Indian family is expelled from Uganda when Idi Amin takes power. They move to Mississippi and time passes. The Indian daughter falls in love with a black man, and the respective families have to come to terms with it.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, light, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: interracial relations, culture clash, immigrants, romance, racism, love affair, opposites attract, fall in love, social differences, family relations, racial prejudice, family drama ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, africa, india, asia, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Watercolors of Love (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
TV show
Story: Daphne and Gabriel cross paths again, 15 years after being separated by a frame from her grandfather. The rapprochement, however, jeopardizes the plans of the shrew, Judith.
Style: emotional, serious, sentimental, realistic
Plot: unfulfilled love, lovers reunited, couple relations, family problems, love and romance, rich and poor, couples, social differences, family relations, fall in love, society, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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A Silent Love (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, Mexico
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Through an Internet service, a Montreal professor arranges for himself a Mexican bride. But both husband and wife, even with their good intentions, are in for a bumpy ride toward marital harmony.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: interracial relations, love triangle, family relations, looking for love, opposites attract, couples, fall in love, human nature, parents and children, couple relations, social differences, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: montreal, mexico, latin america, canada, montreal quebec canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Bollywood/Hollywood (2002)
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Rahul Seth is a dashing young millionaire who believes he is "western" enough to rebel against his mother and grandmother. They are not too keen about his Caucasian girlfriend Kimberly who, to make matters worse, is a pop star. Before you ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, inter cultural, stylized ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: culture clash, wedding, tradition, love affair, romance, parents and children, family life, hidden identity, society, love and romance, bollywood, bigotry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada, india, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.6
 8K
Good Deeds (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Businessman Wesley Deeds is jolted out of his scripted life when he meets Lindsey, a single mother who works on the cleaning crew in his office building.
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fiance fiancee relationship, rich man poor woman, opposites attract, forbidden love, fall in love, social differences, society, single parent, romance, family relations, couples, family business ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.7
 642
Suzie Gold (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Suzie Gold is a twentysomething torn between the nice Jewish boy her family is keen on and the non-Jewish boy she loves.
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, realistic, touching
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: couples, romance, love and romance, society, love triangle, fall in love, family gatherings, parents and children, family relations, interracial relations, unrequited love, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
My Heart Is Yours (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 185 min.
Story: Some twenty years ago Sarita promised to raise her husband's love child (Shalu) together with their own daughter (Nimmi). The girls grow up as the best of friends but Sarita has never been able to forgive Shalu her background. It doesn't ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, captivating
Plot: bollywood, forbidden love, love affair, unlikely couple, opposites attract, fall in love, parents and children, true love, family relations, romance, love triangle, sister sister relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Jack and Jill vs. the World (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jack and Jill's Manifesto of Rules to Live By Rule 1 Be honest Rule 2 Believe in fairy tales Rule 3 Accept time as our friend Rule 4 Make sure the nooky is good Rule 5 Promote beauty. Wage a sustained campaign against ugliness Rule 6 Abandon ...
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: social differences, unlikely couple, fall in love, opposites attract, romance, couples, terminal illness, attraction, love and romance, female director, seduction, seductive
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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War Bride (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Anna Friel stars in classy wartime drama The War Bride. She plays Lily, an orphan who suddenly finds herself married, with child and living with hostile in-laws in the wilds of Canada.
Style: serious, touching, emotional, sentimental, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war two, culture clash, against the odds, wartime life, love and romance, society, romance, family problems, couples, family relations, homecoming, parents and children ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: canada, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 ⇓
43%
 7.0
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Chinaman (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark, China
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Keld is in a rut. His wife of 25 years has left him. For sustenance, he eats his way through the menu at the local Chinese takeaway. The owner talks him into a marriage of convenience with his sister from China and the unplanned-for happens. A ...
Style: emotional, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: fall in love, divorce, opposites attract, life turned upside down, culture clash, couples, couple relations, romance, misfit, unlikely couple, matchmaking, working the system ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Expired (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The film revolves around Claire, a kind soul who resents having to enforce the law at all times, and Jay, an angry Traffic Officer who loves his job, being the perfect outlet for his anger and frustrations. Coming both from a place of despair and ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, opposites attract, young lovers, love affair, fall in love, couple relations, lifestyle, unlikely couple, single parent, love and romance, unfulfilled love, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
India: A Love Story (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
TV show
Story: The daughter of a traditional, rich Indian family falls in love for a Dalit, and "untouchable" man.
Style: touching, sentimental, captivating, uplifting, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: culture clash, romance, forbidden love, couples, family problems, social differences, couple relations, love and romance, fall in love, parents and children, lovers apart, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, brazil, latin america, taj mahal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Double Happiness (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Jade Li is a feisty, 20-something Chinese Canadian, trying to achieve that happy medium between giving in to her parent's wishes and fulfilling her own needs and desires - double happiness. Naturally, something's got to give and when love ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: culture clash, immigrants, family relations, interracial romance, audition, bittersweet, family, fall in love, college, human nature, family life, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Billy & Billie (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Billy & Billie centers on two young adults as they fall in love. They face the usual barrage of attention from their friends and family, and the normal anxieties that come at the start of a new relationship-all further complicated by the fact ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, emotional
Plot: stepbrother stepsister relationship, family relations, eccentric family, fall in love, forbidden love, step siblings, couples, love and romance, romance, family problems, society, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.6
 176
God's Sandbox (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A successful author, Liz, searches for her daughter, Rachel, in the Sinai Desert. There she meets a Bedouin storyteller who relays the unusual love story of a Western tourist and the son of a Bedouin Sheik named Najim. Their relationship is torn ...
Style: emotional, touching, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, love affair, haunted by the past, culture clash, on the run, unlikely couple, danger, obsessive quest, single parent, fall in love, missing child, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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My Faraway Bride (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, India
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story of Alex, a copy-writer dreaming of being an adventure novelist someday, who meets and romances Indian beauty Reena, while she is vacationing in California. Torn by her blossoming feelings for Alex and her Indian family values and ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: bollywood, love affair, social differences, opposites attract, writer's life, romance, society, couples, fall in love, fish out of water, looking for love, tragic love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, usa, asia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Changing Times (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In Tangiers where he traveled for his work, a man finds the woman he loved, and attempts to revive their romance though it ended some 30 years earlier.
Style: emotional, psychological, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: twins, first love, marriage, lovers reunited, dysfunctional family, romance, forbidden love, parents and children, aging, couples, family problems, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: morocco, africa, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.0
 5K
Love Affair (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Ex-football star Mike Gambril meets Terry McKay on a flight to Sydney, which is forced to land on a small atoll. They become romantic on board a ship sent to take them to a larger island. They agree to meet in New York three months later to see if ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, sweet, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: cruise, accident victim, accident, romance, couples, love affair, fall in love, reunion, relationships, airplane, bittersweet, happy ending ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Shades of Ray (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: American-born Ray Rehman comes home one night to find his Pakistani father on his doorstep. Ray's Caucasian mother threw him out. It's an awkward time for his father to move in as Ray just proposed to his Caucasian girlfriend - who ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: culture clash, interracial relations, romance, identity crisis, couple relations, actor's life, parents and children, moral dilemma, family relations, family reunited, audition, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, pakistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.0
 4K
Cake (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A travel writer improves her love life when she becomes an editor for her father's wedding magazine.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, touching, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, magazine editor, father daughter relationship, love affair, looking for love, opposites attract, romance, wedding, workplace romance, parents and children, wooing, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.1
 34K
Fools Rush In (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Alex Whitman (Matthew Perry) is a designer from New York City who is sent to Las Vegas to supervise the construction of a nightclub that his firm has been hired to build. Alex is a straight-laced WASP-ish type who, while enjoying a night on the ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: culture clash, romance, pregnancy, couples, fall in love, love affair, nothing goes right, society, social differences, nightclub, lifestyle change, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: las vegas, usa, new york, nevada, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.8
 178
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: fall in love, missing person, couple relations, dangerous attraction, infidelity, romance, love and romance, couples, society, female director, overseas worker, naivete
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, the philippines, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%