Movies like A Touch of Spice 1986

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A Touch of Spice (1986)
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A Touch of Spice (1986)
Original name: मिर्च मसाला
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 128 min.
Story: he film opens with an arrogant subedar (Naseeruddin Shah) (local tax collector in colonial India) and his soldiers rampaging through a village. The subedar has an eye for women and soon spots Sonbai (Smita Patil) on the riverbank. Sonbai is an intelligent, beautiful and strong woman. Her confidence intrigues the subedar.
Style: sincere, gloomy, serious, emotional, realistic, witty
Plot: village, soldier, vengeance, friendship, fighting the system, life is a bitch, against the odds, rebellion, village life, collector, factory, society, human nature, coming of age, state affairs, school, student, death, male female relationship, old man, pursuit, security guard, chase, lust, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: india, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and emotional films with plots about society, rebellion, life is a bitch, friendship, parents and children, vengeance and family relations mostly in Drama, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like A Touch of Spice: Aarakshan (2011), China Gate (1998), Hindustani (1996), City of Joy (1992), Vanaja (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Aarakshan (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 164 min.
Story: The decision by India's supreme court to establish caste-based reservations for jobs in education causes conflict between a teacher and his mentor.
Style: captivating, emotional, serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: politics, education, teacher, prejudice, social activism, demonstration, fighting the system, society, friendship, family relations, social differences, against the rules ...
Place: india, asia
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China Gate (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, Western
Country: India
Duration: 175 min.
Story: After witnessing the brutal slaying of her Forest Officer father, Sunder Rajan, at the hands of dreaded dacoit Jageera, Sandhya goes to Colonel Krishnakant Puri and asks for his assistance in bringing an end to Jageera's rule in the Devdurg ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: mexican standoff, rivalry, soldier, adventure, military, danger, crimes, rescue, dishonesty, forest, disgraced, in the woods ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: punjab, asia, india
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Hindustani (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 185 min.
Story: Senapathy, a veteran freedom fighter, is angry. He is angry against the rampant corruption at every level of the bureaucracy. He will clean it up at any cost.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: investigation, bribery, patriotism, vengeance, political corruption, rebelliousness, parents and children, society, danger, chases and races, soldier, fighting the system ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: india, asia, singapore
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City of Joy (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In this drama, a wealthy American doctor learns some important lessons about life in one of the poorest cities on Earth. Max Lowe (Patrick Swayze) is a Houston surgeon who has grown weary of the bureaucracy of American medicine. When he loses a ...
Style: touching, uplifting, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: hopes, friendship, wedding, leper, friends, against the odds, self discovery, human spirit, clinic, parents and children, doctors and patients, rich and poor ...
Time: 90s
Place: india, kolkata, asia, middle east, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Vanaja (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: India, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Set in rural South India, a place where social barriers are built stronger than fort walls, VANAJA explores the chasm that divides classes as a young girl struggles to come of age.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: student film
Plot: pregnancy, coming of age, couples, village, teenage life, youth, society, injustice, family relations, dancing, rape, caste system ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
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The Silent Army (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Eduard Zuiderwijk (Marco Borsato) runs a restaurant in Africa. When his wife (Ricky Koole) suddenly dies, he is left to take care of his son Thomas (Siebe Schoneveld) on his own. When his son's best friend Abu (Andrew Kintu) is abducted by a ...
Style: emotional, sincere, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, military, heroes, village, danger, rebellion, escapades, political unrest, obsessive quest, interracial friendship, child soldier, child in peril ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Little Traitor (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Based on the novel "Panther in the Basement" by the world-renowned author, Amos Oz, the movie takes place in Palestine in 1947, just a few months before Israel becomes a state. Proffy Liebowitz, a militant yet sensitive eleven year old ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, touching, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, child as main character, rebellion, military, man boy relationship, soldier, state affairs, friends, child protagonist, british military, teaching the ways of the world, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1977, year 1947
Place: israel, middle east, london, jerusalem
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58%
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Anjaam (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Vijay Agnihotri is a wealthy, spoilt man who lives with his mother in the city of Mumbai. His mother has allowed him everything and more than that he wants. One day on a mishap Vijay manages to reach up with an air-hostess named Shivani Chopra, he ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: obsessive love, vengeance, obsession, murder, stewardess, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, danger, frame up, crimes, family in danger, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Amal (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Autorickshaw driver Amal is content with the small, but vital, role he serves - driving customers around New Delhi as quickly and safely as possible. But his sense of duty is tested by an eccentric, aging billionaire, who, moved by Amal's ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, new delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Lulu the Tool (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A conscientious factory worker gets his finger cut off by a machine. The accident causes him to become more involved in political and revolutionary groups.
Style: realistic, sincere, emotional, serious, contemplative
Plot: factory, working class, factory worker, labor union, rebellion, fighting the system, power relations, workplace situations, rebelliousness, boss and employee, social differences, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
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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, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: destiny, follow your dream, working class, rich and poor, political unrest, family relations, youth, state affairs, hopes, society, parents and children, social differences ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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: 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 ⇓
55%
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Being Cyrus (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Sethna family resides in the hills of Panchgani. A retired sculptor Dinshaw heads the family of Dinshaw's wife Katy , brother Farokh, sister-in-law Tina and second brother Fardoonjee . When the bizarre Cyrus comes into their lives, it is ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, neo noir
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Time: contemporary
Place: india, asia
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Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Liberal activist lawyer Jedediah alienated daughter Maggie years ago when she discovered his many affairs. Now a conservative corporate lawyer, Maggie agrees to go up against her father in court. To gain promotion, she must defend an auto ...
Style: touching, serious, thought provoking, talky, realistic ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco
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52%
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Maya (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 105 min.
Story: MAYA is a coming of age story set against an outlawed brutal practice of ritual rape still occurring in some parts of India.
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, emotional, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: sexual abuse, coming of age, introspection, moral dilemma, youth, society, life is a bitch, injustice, kids in trouble, religions or cults, parents and children, curses spells and rituals ...
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The Scouting Book for Boys (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Thomas Turgoose (This Is England) stars as David, a young boy who lives a carefree life on a coastal caravan park with his best friend Emily (Holliday Grainger). When David learns that Emily is being forced to move away, he helps her hide out in a ...
Style: sincere, touching, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: leaving home, friendship, youth, parents and children, teenage life, rebelliousness, dysfunctional family, secret place, family problems, society, life is a bitch, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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A Dry White Season (1989)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: disturbing, emotional, thought provoking, rough, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, legal, interracial relations, society, fighting the system, rebellion, crimes, discrimination, injustice, lawyer, profanity, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Joe (1970)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Bill, a wealthy businessman, confronts his junkie daughter's drug-dealing boyfriend; in the ensuing argument, Bill kills him. Panic-stricken, he wanders the streets and eventually stops at a bar. There he runs into a drunken factory worker ...
Style: gloomy, realistic, bleak, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: friendship, hospital, murder, drug dealing, bar, orgy, working class, racism, village life, social differences, misfit, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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An American Story (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: World War II has ended and many soldiers return to their houses and families. But three of them find themselves with big problems when they arrive at their home village.
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, contemplative, psychological ...
Plot: politics, soldier, world war two, military, dishonesty, state affairs, rebellion, fighting the system, society, battles, friends, political corruption ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The Dawning (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young woman in her late teens is caught up in the political unrest of Southern Ireland in the 1920s in this drama that features an excellent cast. Nancy (Rebecca Pidgeon) befriends the pistol packing stranger she dubs Cassius (Anthony Hopkins) ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: political unrest, coming of age, irish republican army, society, dangerous attraction, mysterious character, youth, state affairs, teenage boy, beach, friendship, independence ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 20s
Place: ireland, europe
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47%
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Martyr (1999)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 174 min.
Story: Ajay Rathore is a no-nonsense police officer from Mumbai Crime Branch. Long time ago his elder brother was killed by terrorists which caused him to quit his medical studies and join Indian Police Service. He is a great admirer of Pakistan-based ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, exciting
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Plot: singer, muslim, murder, terrorism, fall in love, gangsters, investigation, danger, law enforcement, criminal heroes, chases and races, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: pakistan, asia, middle east, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Arrambam (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The film's plot is set in the backdrop of 26/11 serial blasts in Mumbai, and revolves around Ashok Kumar (Ajith), who is on a mission to expose a scam regarding faulty bullet proof jackets that are provided to security forces, which resulted in ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, captivating, tense ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, India, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Thirty years on from the 1984 Union Carbide plant malfunction, the consequences of which are tragically ongoing, A Prayer for Rain is the powerful and moving story of the Bhopal tragedy, one of the great corporate and environmental scandals of the ...
Style: serious, bleak, disturbing, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: life is a bitch, workplace, dishonesty, chaos, environmentalism, factory, society, state affairs, danger, human nature, workplace situations, political corruption ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Lipstikka (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Israel, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two women reunite in London, where they go over the details of a life-changing event which occurred when they were teenagers in Jerusalem.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: forced sex, introspection, haunted by the past, society, youth, immigrants, hopes, friendship, starting over, political unrest, lesbian interest, unhappy wife ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, israel, palestinian authority, europe, london ...
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The Insurgents (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Set in a post-9/11 America, four Americans come together to build a truck bomb and plan to detonate it on a target in the U.S. Highlighting the days leading up to the event.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, politics, conspiracy, bomb, rebellion, vengeance, terrorism, danger, rivalry, society, crimes, state affairs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Adversary (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Siddhartha Chowdhury, a brilliant medical student, is forced to leave his studies after his father's sudden demise. He is forced to navigate the high unemployment rate and the communist socio-political climate of 1960s Calcutta in search of a ...
Style: disturbing, rough, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Plot: unemployment, job seeking, medical student, job interview, rebellion, ambition, daydreamer, city life, down on your luck, against the odds, political unrest, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, india, kolkata
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: realistic, sincere, emotional, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: friendship, hopes, power of love, friends, muslim, loss of spouse, redemption, social differences, gender, dishonesty, feminism, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
If These Walls Could Talk (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: If These Walls Could Talk follows the plights of three different women and their experiences with abortion. Each of the three stories takes place in the same house in three different years: 1952, 1974, and 1996.
Style: sincere, emotional, sentimental, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 50s, 70s, 20th century, 90s, 1950s ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Salvation (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A young law student finds his strongly held ideals clashing with the work he has to undertake, leading to a crisis of confidence in this 2001 Bollywood feature from director Ashok Mehta.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, psychological, realistic
Plot: fighting the system, hotshot lawyer, protagonist as suspect, false accusation, law enforcement, life is a bitch, legal, rebellion, dishonesty, crimes, dedicated lawyer, legal investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Hanezu (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on a Japanese novel written by Masako Bando, the story revolves around Kayoko who lives with one man (Tetsuya) but is in love with another (Takumi).
Style: serious, sincere, contemplative, realistic
Plot: village life, social differences, village, human nature, society, social relations, love, male female relationship, mountain, pregnancy, sculptor, pregnant woman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, ancient history
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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