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The Request (2010)
 7.4
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The Request (2010)
Original name: गुज़ारिश
Genre: Drama
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: sentimental, thought provoking, uplifting, emotional, contemplative, captivating, touching, gloomy, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: legal action, human spirit, disability, life is a bitch, love affair, legal, media, protest, love, lawyer, euthanasia, nurse, quadriplegic, magician, romance, misfit, love and romance, ex couple relations, hopes, radio show, moral dilemma, paralysis, performance, radio dj, lawyers and clients ...
Place: india, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and emotional films with plots about hopes, life is a bitch, society, human spirit, love and romance, unfulfillment and bittersweet mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Request: Black (2005), Me Before You (2016), Shirley Adams (2009), Not Today (2013), Lost in Time (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Black (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Black is an adaptation of Helen Keller's autobiography. Black revolves around a blind and deaf girl, and her relationship with her teacher who himself later develops Alzheimer's disease.
Style: touching, uplifting, sincere, emotional, serious ...
Plot: teacher, mute or deaf, struggle, determination, disability, teachers and students, communication problem, graduation, human spirit, fighting illness, teenage life, dysfunctional family ...
Place: india
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 7.4
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Me Before You (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A small town girl is caught between dead-end jobs. A high-profile, successful man becomes wheelchair bound following an accident. The man decides his life is not worth living until the girl is hired for six months to be his new caretaker. Worlds ...
Style: touching, romantic, emotional, sentimental, tear jerker ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: romance, love and romance, fall in love, love story, love, wheelchair, handicapped, caregiver, disability, quadriplegic, accident, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, usa, london
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100%
Shirley Adams (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa, USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Shirley Adams spends her days caring for her disabled son, Donovan - he was shot in the back of the neck on his way home from school one afternoon over a year ago. Since then the Adams family has lost all their worldly possessions to medical bills. ...
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: disability, paralysis, single parent, hopes, life is a bitch, parents and children, human spirit, introspection, family relations, family problems, misfit, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, south africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.7
 704
Not Today (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Caden Welles is living life as large as any 20-year-old could dream … until his eyes are opened to a world few Americans know still exists: a thriving human-trafficking trade. Spurred by a true purpose, an unlikely new friendship, and the prayers ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, sentimental, uplifting, thought provoking ...
Plot: hopes, kids in trouble, human spirit, life is a bitch, society, obsessive quest, danger, injustice, family problems, prostitute, escapades, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Lost in Time (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Sui Wai lost her fiance Ah Man in a car accident. With the obligations of life sitting heavy on her shoulders, she lives on only to find herself confiding in her beloved through a phone call. Dai Fai. a mini-bus driver who witnessed Ah Man's ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: fall in love, love affair, starting over, hopes, romance, love and romance, workplace, coping, couples, bittersweet, workplace romance, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
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35%
The Miracle of the Cards (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: "The Miracle of the Cards" is based on the true story of Marion Shergold and her son, Craig, an eight-year-old English boy who had a brain tumor. Several events convinced Marion that God was leading her to a cure for Craig and that the ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: human spirit, child illness, terminal illness, hopes, brain tumor, miraculous event, life is a bitch, disability, journalism, faith, misfit, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
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Margarita with a Straw (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In this inspirational love story, a Delhi university student and aspiring writer afflicted with cerebral palsy leaves India for New York University, where she falls for a fiery young activist.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting, touching
Plot: cerebral palsy, sexual relations, self discovery, starting over, fall in love, introspection, disability, social misfits, life is a bitch, hopes, bittersweet, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, india, delhi
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34%
 5.5
 2K
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, emotional, captivating, serious ...
Plot: courtesan, life is a bitch, social differences, forbidden love, impossible love, destiny, society, prostitute, romance, curses spells and rituals, bollywood, kidnapping ...
Time: 19th century
Place: india, asia
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50%
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The C-Word (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The C Word is an adaptation of Lisa Lynch's inspiring and candid book, based on her blog, about her battle with cancer.
Style: uplifting, touching, sincere, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: optimism, human spirit, life turned upside down, journalism, couples, family relations, terminal illness, hopes, life is a bitch, couple relations, blogger, cancer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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30%
Un Dimanche à Kigali (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In April 1994, the middle-aged Canadian journalist Bernard Valcourt is making a documentary in Kigali about AIDS. He secretly falls in love for the Tutsi waitress of his hotel Gentille, who is younger than him, in a period of violent racial ...
Style: thought provoking, emotional, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: fall in love, genocide, aids, social differences, love affair, journalism, politics, racism, love and romance, life is a bitch, hopes, against humanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rwanda, africa
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30%
The Magic of Ordinary Days (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Pregnant out of wedlock, an educated young woman is pressured by her father into an arranged marriage with a lonely farmer in this drama set during WWII.
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, serious, emotional ...
Plot: marriage of convenience, love and romance, hopes, romance, world war two, soldier, society, destiny, family relations, love affair, arranged marriage, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: usa, colorado
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29%
 7.2
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Oxygen (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two young man share an incurable illness. Is their love for the women in their lives strong enough to conquer their fear of dying?
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: transplant, terminal illness, human spirit, friendship, hopes, optimism, life is a bitch, deadly, fall in love, hospital, love and romance, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe
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29%
Colossal Youth (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal, France, Switzerland
Duration: 156 min.
Story: After the Portuguese government demolishes his slum and relocates him to a housing project on the outskirts of Lisbon, 75-year-old Cape Verde immigrant Ventura wanders between his new and old homes, reconnecting with people from his past.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, life is a bitch, human nature, urban ghetto life, addiction, starting over, misfit, hopes, immigrants, husband wife relationship, settler, urban ghetto ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, portugal, lisbon portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Captain Abu Raed (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Jordan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Abu Raed is an old airport janitor who has always yearned to travel the world but has never been able to afford it. One day, he finds an old discarded pilot's hat, and discovers a calling: a group of children in his poor neighborhood assume ...
Style: sentimental, serious, uplifting, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: mistaken identity, hopes, working class, friendship, human spirit, dishonesty, longing, arranged marriage, escape from reality, down on your luck, elderly, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: jordan, middle east
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28%
The Kindness of Strangers (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Canada, Sweden, France, Germany, UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Clara and her two sons escape from her abusive husband with little more than their car and plan to start over in New York. After the car towed away, the family meets Alice, who gets them into an emergency shelter. While stealing food at a Russian ...
Style: romantic, touching, uplifting, sweet, sentimental
Audience: chick flick
Plot: destiny, romance, hopes, love affair, fall in love, youth, couple relations, stranger, love and romance, love, reunion, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: manhattan new york city
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Raincoat (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Tells the story of two lovers, separated by destiny, who meet again one day. This encounter allows each to realize the truth about the lives they are living.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, gloomy
Audience: date night
Plot: lovers reunited, love affair, unfulfilled love, haunted by the past, romance, childhood sweetheart, selflessness, unfulfillment, love and romance, business venture, bittersweet, trenchcoat ...
Place: asia, india, kolkata
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27%
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Phantom Pain (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Marc is a passionate cyclist and urban slacker who avoids work and responsibility. Marc's life changes from one moment to the next when he suffers a life-changing accident. He can either wallow in self-pity or tackle the beast called life with ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: disability, couple relations, life is a bitch, hopes, human nature, redemption, human spirit, misfit, family relations, parents and children, new love, amputation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
An Unexpected Family (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When Ruth Whitney abandons her two children with her sister Barbara is left to take care of them, at first none of them like it but soon they grow to like each other. Then over a year later Ruth comes back saying she wants her kids and Barbara goes ...
Style: psychological, emotional, sincere, touching, contemplative ...
Plot: family relations, redemption, guardian, legal, unfulfillment, youth, hopes, family problems, custody, human spirit, family life, legal action ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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The Consul of Bordeaux (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal, Belgium, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This is the story of Aristides de Sousa Mendes, a man of conviction who saved 30,000 lives during WWII, in June 1940. Among them were10,000 Jews. As the Portuguese General Consul stationed in Bordeaux, France, he issued 30,000 visas for safe ...
Style: uplifting, captivating, realistic, emotional, touching ...
Plot: world war two, human spirit, wartime life, rescue, politics, tragic hero, hopes, life is a bitch, against humanity, disobey, danger, refugee ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: portugal, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Mary and Martha (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Wealthy American housewife Mary Morgan takes her bullied son George out of school for home education,including a trip to Southern Africa. Whilst in Mozambique George is bitten by a mosquito which crawls through a hole in his net and dies of malaria. ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, malaria, dealing with death, hopes, human spirit, redemption, state affairs, money raising, life is a bitch, parent child relationship, hospital, death of child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, usa, washington d.c., united states
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25%
A Child Is Waiting (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Dr. Matthew Clark is the head of a state institution for mentally retarded children. Jean Hansen, a former music teacher anxious to give her life some meaning, joins the staff of the hospital. Jean, who tries to shelter the children with her love, ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: teaching, school, teachers and students, mentally challenged, human spirit, dedicated educator, hopes, parents and children, dysfunctional family, boss and employee, mental institution, bittersweet ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
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25%
Blind Massage (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: China, France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A drama centered on the employees of a Nanjing massage parlor who share a common trait: they are all blind.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: love and romance, disability, misfit, love, massage parlor, flirting, blind man, massage, chinese, flirt, matchmaking, sex worker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, china
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25%
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Swades (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 210 min.
Story: Set in modern day India, Swades is a film that tackles the issues that development throws up on a grass root level. It is to this India, which is colorful, heterogeneous and complex that Mohan Bhargava (Shah Rukh Khan), a bright young scientist ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: nasa, immigrants, discrimination, poverty, bollywood, village, change of heart, journey, search, self discovery, social differences, homecoming ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Philadelphia (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: No one would take his case until one man was willing to take on the system. Two competing lawyers join forces to sue a prestigious law firm for AIDS discrimination. As their unlikely friendship develops their courage overcomes the prejudice and ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, sincere, uplifting, compassionate ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, aids, lawyer, terminal illness, hiv, homosexual, lawsuit, prejudice, gay, judiciary, lgbt, gay slur ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Same Same But Different (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Benjamin Prufer and Sreykeo Solvan. The unexpected and uncertain love story of Sreykeo, a 21 year old bar girl in Phnom Penh and Ben, a young German student traveling to Cambodia on a post graduation summer trip. When Ben ...
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: love affair, unlikely couple, hopes, interracial relations, fall in love, culture clash, couples, life is a bitch, social differences, youth, society, terminal illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cambodia, germany, europe, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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In Harmony (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After a serious accident on a film shoot, Marc, an equestrian, loses all hope to mount back on. His insurance company instructs Florence to handle his case. This film is the story of their meeting.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: love affair, fall in love, handicapped, insurance company, insurance agent, love, lawyer, courage, stuntman, romance, love and romance, riding a horse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.0
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Trishna (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Sweden, India
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When her father is killed in a road accident, Trishna's family expect her to provide for them. The rich son of an entrepreneur starts to restlessly pursue her affections, but are his intentions as pure as they seem?
Style: sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious, ambiguous ending
Audience: girls' night
Plot: tragic love, rich and poor, injustice, culture clash, couple relations, fall in love, unfulfillment, romance, love and romance, power relations, couples, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
My Father My Lord (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 72 min.
Story: "My Father My Lord" is an intimate and deeply disturbing story of the conflict between a father's love and his deep devotion to religion. A respected Orthodox Rabbi dotes on his only son but his religious strictures leave an emotional ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: self discovery, life is a bitch, society, hopes, clergy, religions or cults, rabbi, family tradition, family problems, parents and children, introspection, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 939
Dawn Anna (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The true story of a single mom who overcomes many of life's obstacles.
Style: sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious, touching ...
Plot: high school, family problems, human spirit, terminal illness, child illness, against the odds, mentally challenged, rehabilitation, hopes, parents and children, family in crisis, relationship vs career ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.2
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Octavia (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Everybody has a little murder in their heart... somewhere.
Style: emotional, sexual, gloomy, touching, sexy ...
Plot: disability, confined, misfit, society, life is a bitch, friends, family relations, youth, hopes, human spirit, captivity, friendship ...
Time: 80s
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23%