Movies like American Desi

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American Desi (2001)
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American Desi (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, India
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This is a fun-loving romantic comedy reminiscent of the great teen films of the 80's.From Kris, an All-American boy from India, to Ajay, an Afro-Centric Hindu homeboy, to Farah, a devoutly religious but modern Muslim girl, 'American Desi' tells the story of a unique set of characters and their culture from a decidedly hip and youthful point of view.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: culture clash, college, friendship, tradition, roommate, love and romance, youth, society, buddies, college life, culture, indian american, bollywood, friends, romance, religions or cults, performer's life, dancing, party, inheritance, teenage girl, dancer, teenage boy, father son relationship, professor ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and touching films with plots about love and romance, friendship, friends, romance, youth, couples and college mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like American Desi: Walkaway (2010), American Chai (2001), Burning Annie (2004), Not Cool (2014), Funny Ha Ha (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Walkaway (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Walkaway, a light-comedy drama, mocks the clutches of social obligations on young Indian professionals settled in New York City.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, buddies, romance, couples, family relations, love and romance, society, lifestyle, couple relations, parents and children, fall in love, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, india
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American Chai (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The film deals with an Indian American student who wanted to pursue his love of music over the more 'typical' academic endeavors of Indian Americans (e.g., medicine, engineering, law, and business).
Style: touching, humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic
Plot: college, lifestyle, follow your dream, culture clash, nothing goes right, friendship, teenage life, parents and children, youth, misfit, society, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
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53%
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Burning Annie (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story of a college student with an "Annie Hall" addiction trying to make his new relationship work.
Style: sentimental, witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: college, lifestyle, romance, love and romance, youth, opposites attract, battle of the sexes, looking for love, college life, obsession, couples, student life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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46%
 4.0
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Not Cool (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: NOT COOL follows former prom king and college freshman Scott (Shane Dawson) who has just returned home for Thanksgiving break only to be dumped by his eccentric, long-term girlfriend. With his world turned upside down, Scott strikes an unlikely ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sex comedy
Plot: love and romance, fall in love, couples, college life, youth, unlikely couple, friends, small town, homecoming, small town life, romance, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 6.5
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Funny Ha Ha (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Unsure of what to do next, 23-year-old Marnie tries her best to navigate life after college in this romantic comedy. Still partying like there's no tomorrow, Marnie drags herself out of bed for her miserable temp job and can't decide ...
Style: mumblecore, humorous, touching, clever, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: lifestyle, friendship, romance, youth, looking for love, college, love and romance, friends, couple relations, human nature, school, singleness ...
Time: contemporary
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39%
 5.0
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Winter Break (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Viscerally experience a "year off" in Aspen, Colorado with a group of recent college grads who have elected to defer graduate school and career opportunities to ski, snow-board, climb, party, fall in love and basically live life to its ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: fall in love, young lovers, lifestyle, love and romance, youth, buddies, ambition, adolescence vs adulthood, friendship, resort, teenage life, skiing ...
Time: contemporary
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38%
 7.5
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Nanban (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 188 min.
Story: The plot of the film illustrates the embankment of two friends on a quest for a lost buddy, who was once an optimistic and successful student. On their journey, they recount their college life and special moments that the three shared up until their ...
Style: humorous, touching, sincere, captivating, light ...
Plot: friendship, college, student, romance, teachers and students, old friend, coming of age, fall in love, search, college life, free spirited, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 3.7
 27
Ornaments (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Religion, alcohol and politics are three things best avoided at holidays - but it's something this group of friends haven't learned. In this dark comedy, six friends have reunited for what may be their last holiday together.
Style: humorous, touching, dark humor, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, buddies, youth, love and romance, estrangement, reunion, college, holiday, gender, gays and lesbians, friends, thirtysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Love Breakups Zindagi (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 156 min.
Story: Love Breakups Zindagi is a movie which tries to answer the question related to love, breakups and life. A couple and many of their friends experience changes and challenges in their respective lives after attending a wedding.
Style: semi serious, feel good, sentimental, realistic, humorous
Plot: couples, best friends, breakup, buddies, fall in love, looking for love, couple relations, romance, lifestyle, friendship, bollywood, love affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.9
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Fukrey (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 139 min.
Story: FUKREY is one such crazy story of four restless and hapless souls, running after their individual desires, brought together by one dream, which turns their not so simple life upside down. From breaking school walls, to cross dressing dancers at the ...
Style: humorous, not serious, light, feel good, realistic
Plot: lifestyle, buddies, social relations, disorder, college life, youth, college, student life, bollywood, studying, on the run, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Pyaar Ka Punchnama (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 149 min.
Story: Outspoken and overly critical Nishant Agarwal meets gorgeous new co-worker, Charu, offers his help, assists her financially, and they become close friends. His room-mates, Rajat and Vikrant, are pleased with this outcome as they already have ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, melancholic, entertaining, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, fall in love, couples, character change, roommate, grownups, disorder, looking for love, sexual identity, love and romance, buddies, singleness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Namastey London (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Indian-born Manmohan Malhotra decided to re-locate to London, England, established himself, returned to India, got married to Bebo, and after a period of 4 years got a visa for her so that she could live with him. Shortly thereafter she gave birth ...
Style: feel good, realistic, semi serious, humorous, romantic ...
Plot: culture clash, arranged marriage, family relations, romance, love and romance, parents and children, love triangle, looking for love, couples, fall in love, bollywood, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, london, england, asia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Amar Akbar & Tony (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Amar, Akbar & Tony follows the lives and loves of three childhood friends through twists and turns as the characters face sudden and unforeseen changes to their idealistic and trouble-free young lives. With hilarious and sometimes tragic ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, looking for love, life turned upside down, fall in love, disorder, interracial relations, love and romance, romance, society, buddies, urban, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.6
 640
Dish Dogs (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two friends travel from town to town taking jobs as dishwashers until they both find love and must choose separate paths.
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, captivating, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: restaurant, surfing, love, fall in love, friendship, battle of the sexes, young lovers, wooing, lifestyle, buddies, youth, looking for love ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.7
 149
Worst Friends (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: WORST FRIENDS is the story of two childhood friends who are forced to re-think their friendship as adults. When Jake (Richard Tanne) is injured in a car accident, the only person willing to take care of him is his childhood friend Sam (Noah Barrow). ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, car accident, love and romance, friends, unfulfillment, suburban life, disability, suburbs, injury, rivalry, jousting, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: semi serious, sentimental, feel good, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: bollywood, social differences, love affair, opposites attract, romance, writer's life, society, fall in love, looking for love, tragic love, friendship, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, asia, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
30 Years to Life (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: First of all, the title does not refer to someone sentenced to jail. It is a movie about 6 lifetime friends who are all hitting the big `3-0' together during the same year. Each one looks inside themselves to see where has my life gone and what ...
Style: touching, humorous, witty, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: friendship, starting over, love and romance, human nature, romance, looking for love, buddies, society, midlife crisis, lifestyle, relationship vs career, thirtysomething life ...
Time: future
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Quarter Life Crisis (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Hindu, and a believer in Astrology, Neil Desai is a second-generation East Indian-American, who is 27 years of age, works for an ad company, and has been in a relationship for over 6 years with Angel Matthews, and lives with her in a small ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: bachelor, bet, love and romance, couples, wooing, womanizer, buddies, lifestyle, romance, youth, best friends, unlikely couple ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Romantics (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Seven close friends reunite for the wedding of two of their friends. Problems arise because the bride and the maid of honor have had a long rivalry over the groom.
Style: feel good, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: wedding, love triangle, youth, rivalry, best friends, love and romance, romance, friendship, reunion, ex boyfriend, true love, twentysomething life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Too Young to Marry (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Connecticut high school students Max Doyle and Jessica Carpenter fall in love and feel making love isn't enough, so they brave everyone's objections and get married.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: hopes, romance, love and romance, lovers reunited, fall in love, college, coming of age, interracial relations, best friends, college life, hotshot lawyer, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Things to Do Before You're 30 (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A smart, sexy and poignantly accurate comedy drama about a group of twenty-something friends desperately resisting the inevitable - adulthood and responsibility.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic, sexy
Plot: friendship, love and romance, youth, buddies, sport team, coming out, escape from reality, male friendship, male bonding, infidelity, friendship between men, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Pyaar Impossible (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 140 min.
Story: romantic comedy in which a geek and the most sought-after college beauty are paired together by a twist of fate. And under all odds, an impossible love story begins.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, light, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fall in love, nerd, college, student, friendship, romance, opposites attract, couples, goofy hero, unlikely couple, bollywood, disorder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.0
 251
Cheeky Girls 2 (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After Kati, Hanna and Mila first experiences with guys, it is now necessary to cultivate those relations. The jealous Mila thinks that her friend Markus, would cheat on her with Vanessa. Kati, who is actually together with Tobi, finds that Robert, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, light, entertaining
Plot: teenage love, school, best friends, youth, college life, teenage life, couples, friends, music band, love and romance, espionage, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Where's the Party Yaar? (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The film is based on Sunil Thakkar's own experiences running and throwing parties for the Music Masala radio station, and having to discriminate between "Fresh off the Boat" Indians and the more fashionable, hip, Americanized Indians. ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, sexy, witty ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: party, youth, disorder, fish out of water, teenage love, love and romance, lifestyle, odd couple, culture clash, college, prediction, hindu ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, asia, texas, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Anarchist Cookbook (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A movie about a young honors student-turned-anarchist, Puck, and his group of anarchist friends living peacefully in a Dallas commune until a nihilist, Johnny Black, appears with The Anarchist Cookbook and completely destroys their way of life.
Style: humorous, cynical, dark humor, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: anarchist, anarchism, teenage life, fighting the system, society, youth, fall in love, friendship, college dropout, drugs/alcohol, friends, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
My Mother Frank (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a meddlesome mother enrolls in university with her son, old and new worlds collide with awesome consequences.
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous, emotional
Plot: family relations, love, college, boredom, cheating, fall in love, self discovery, romance, society, youth, college life, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Carry On, Munna Bhai (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A hilarious underworld gangster known as Munna Bhai falls comically in love with a radio host by the name of Jahnvi, who runs an elders' home, which is taken over by an unscrupulous builder, who gets the residents kicked out ironically with the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, buddy comedy, exciting ...
Plot: friendship, contests and competitions, love and romance, friends, disorder, professor, fall in love, best friends, romance, golden years, radio, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, asia, goa india, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.9
 24K
2 States (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 149 min.
Story: This is a story about a romantic journey of a culturally opposite couple - Krish Malhotra and Ananya Swaminathan. They meet at the IIM-Ahmedabad College and during the program they fall in love. Complications arise after the program comes to an end ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: wedding, love, love affair, romance, family feud, culture clash, couples, society, family disapproval, meet the parents, family gatherings, bollywood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india, delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Sex Is Zero 2 (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 115 min.
Story: 'Veteran' student Eun-sik and prom queen, swimming champ Kyung-ah are a notorious couple at the campus. While their relationship has been solid for three years, Eun-sik struggles to proceed to the 'next step' with Kyung-ah, and ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, sex comedy, light ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: student life, youth, love and romance, looking for love, wooing, college, love triangle, college life, campus, lifestyle, friendship, dysfunctional relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.6
 267
X's & O's (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Relationship issues arise between a researcher with a theory to explain away all his failed dating experiments, a player who wants out of the game, a deejay whose head spins with thoughts of God, a hoodrat with no street cred, a poet ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, light, sexy ...
Plot: friendship, wooing, love and romance, romance, womanizer, obsessive quest, couples, laboratory, friend, poetry, babe scientist
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%