Movies like Nagara Haavu

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Nagara Haavu (1972)
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Nagara Haavu (1972)
Original name: ನಾಗರಹಾವು
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: India
Duration: 184 min.
Story: This is the tale of an angry young man with flavours of Teacher-student relationship, the stubbornness of Ramachari (protagonist) and his attempts at having a romantic relationship.
Plot: love, prostitute, teacher, suicide, tragedy, anti hero, sacrifice, teacher student relationship, anger, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, interracial romance, arranged marriage, anti heroes

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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, suicide, prostitute, teacher, death, tragic event and tragedy mostly in Drama, Musical and Romance genres. Some movies like Nagara Haavu: Made for Each Other (1981), Khilona (1970), Kamaladalam (1992), Barbara (1997), Prem Rog (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Made for Each Other (1981)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 167 min.
Story: The movie is about the love between a Tamil man, Vasu (Kamal Haasan), and a North Indian woman, Sapna (Rati Agnihotri), who are neighbours in Goa. They come from totally different backgrounds and can hardly speak the other's language. Their ...
Style: tragic ending
Plot: tragedy, temple, cross cultural relations, tragic love, love, rape, elevator, neighbor, tea, young love, photograph, culture clash ...
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Khilona (1970)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 160 min.
Story: Thakur Suraj Singh lives a wealthy lifestyle with his wife; three sons - Kishore, his wife Laxmi & two children Pappu and Laali; Vijaykamal, & Mohan; and an unmarried daughter, Radha. Kishore looks after the family business, while ...
Plot: pregnant from rape, mental instability, grief, pregnancy, suicide, hypocrisy, unrequited love, family relations, lie, mental disorder, balcony, revelation ...
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Kamaladalam (1992)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: India
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Nandagopan (Mohanlal) is a respected dance teacher at the Kerala Kala Mandiram (alluding to the famed Kerala Kalamandalam repertory which performs Kerala's temple arts). However, his wife Sumangala (Parvathi) commits suicide, causing him to ...
Plot: dance performance, suicide, dancer, poisoning, dance, dancing, main character dies, loss of wife, death of protagonist, dance teacher, alcohol abuse
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Barbara (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Young vicar Mr. Paul arrives at the Faroe Islands to take up a benefice, and meets the young Barbara, twice married to vicars, and with both husbands laid cold in the grave. Despite the warnings of the surrounding community and his own religious ...
Plot: love, priest, widow
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Prem Rog (1982)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 183 min.
Story: Manorama, the daughter of a rich, orthodox family is married off, leaving her childhood friend Deodhar and his secret love for her, in despair. When tragedy befalls her, and traditions seem unfair, Deodhar must fight for what's right.
Plot: car accident, sister in law sister in law relationship, accidental death, hindu, death of fiance, rape, love, tea, tradition, arranged marriage, sexual assault, tragic event
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Subarnarekha (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Made in 1962 (but not released until 1965), Bengali director Ritwik Ghatak’s film starts soon after the 1947 partition of Bengal. At a socialist refugee colony, Ishwar and his younger sister, Sita, adopt a low-caste boy, Abhiram, who has been ...
Plot: teaching, prostitution, death of sister, elopement, hopes, widow, suicide, grief, prostitute, river, brothel, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
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The Shadow (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Adapted from Peyami Safa’s novel Selma and Her Shadow, the movie tells the story of Selma. Selma (Görkem Yeltan) is the ultimate femme fatale whose alluring and seductive nature and irresistible charms exude an aura of death for men.
Plot: suicide, murder, cigarette smoking, love, femme fatale, neo noir, poem, woman smoker
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Sankarabharanam (1980)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 143 min.
Story: The story of a rare and exceptional bond between the master of classical music Sankara Sastry and his admirer Tulasi, a woman from a family of prostitutes.
Plot: prostitute, guru, acquittal, defloration, class differences, heart attack, mentor protege relationship, court, devotion, stabbing, virgin, auditorium ...
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Thillana Mohanambal (1968)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 175 min.
Story: A classical bharathanatyam dancer and a nathaswaram player fall in love against the wishes of her family.This movie is about how they try to work things out and that hardships that they have to endure. Dance and music are used as an integral part of ...
Plot: mother daughter conflict, train compartment, attempted murder, suicide attempt, injury, love, dance performance, wound, blood, prince, dancer, musician
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59%
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Gazal (1964)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Agra-based atheist and revolutionary poet/editor of Inquilab, Ejaz, falls head-over-heels in love with Naaz Ara Begum after he hears her sing, and then ends up losing his job. With the assistance of his lovely sister, Kausar Ara Begum, Ejaz and Naaz ...
Plot: song, anger, newspaper, love, muslim, telephone, rifle, mute woman, poet, rebel, unemployment, search ...
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59%
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The Saviour (1992)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: India
Duration: 173 min.
Story: Aapadbandhavudu is a 1992 Telugu film. It was the third collaboration between actor Chiranjeevi and director K. Viswanath after Shubhalekha and Swayamkrushi. The movie won critical acclaim, especially for Chiranjeevi, who received the Nandi Award ...
Plot: class differences, electric shock, cow, tragic event, injury, poet, school teacher, cattle, death of sister, false accusation, mental institution, actor ...
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Avalude Ravukal (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Raji is forced into prostitution to support her brother's education after their parents' death. She falls in love with Babu, who faces social ridicule after their affair becomes public.
Plot: death, rain, prostitute, bathroom, gang rape, female removes her clothes, rat, false accusation, seduction, love, see through clothes, teacher ...
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Werther (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This adaptation of Geothe's The Sorrows of Young Werther offers a chilly and remote view of love and its passions. The setting is changed to Spain, and Werther (Eusebio Poncela) has taken a job tutoring the son of an estranged husband and wife. ...
Plot: female director, tutor, love, suicide, surgeon, tragic event, boy, teacher, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, male female relationship, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Pain of Love (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young woman who falls in love with her teacher is hit by heartache and challenges she is not prepared for and struggles to escape her dark frame of mind.
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Master, Mistress and Servant (1962)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: India
Duration: 152 min.
Story: A Zamindar neglects his wife and prefers the company of alcohol and dancing girls. The decadence of the Bangali Zamindar milieu and the raising bourgeoisie in the late 19th century, seen through the eyes of a young upward mobile rustic seeking ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, emotional
Plot: alcohol abuse, couples, society, social differences, urban, fall in love, life is a bitch, love and romance, master and servant, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: india
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Henna (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Musical
Country: India
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Beautiful Henna Khan lives the life of a gypsy near the river, Jhelum, in Pakistan with her widowed dad, Khan Baba; three brothers, Ashraf, Razzak, and Zaman; and Razzak's wife, Najma. One day she comes across a male body that has been washed ...
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Place: india, pakistan
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Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 72 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: Austria
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Country: India
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Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 175 min.
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43%
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Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: India
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Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: Brazil
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40%
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40%
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Country: UK
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39%
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Duration: 64 min.
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