Movies like Dasharatham

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Dasharatham (1989)
 8.3
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Dasharatham (1989)
Original name: ദശരഥം
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 154 min.
Story: This is one of the cult classic film of Mohanlal. A. K. Lohithadas won Kerala Film Critics Award for Best Script Writer. The movie is partly adapted from the Korean movie The Surrogate Woman.
Plot: surrogate mother, pregnancy, alcoholic, baby, adoption, compassion, artificial insemination, kidney transplant, malayalam

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, humorous, realistic and semi serious films with plots about pregnancy, baby, family relations, surrogate mother, couples, friendship and adoption mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Dasharatham: Diane Has the Right Shape (2017), Spirit (2012), Pavithram (1994), Misconceptions (2008), Expecting (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Diane Has the Right Shape (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Diane doesn't hesitate for a moment when her best friends, Thomas and Jacques, ask her to be their surrogate mother. It is in these hardly ideal circumstances that she becomes infatuated with Fabrizio.
Style: touching, sincere, suspenseful, exciting, captivating
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Spirit (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Raghunandan (Mohanlal) is a TV show host and a budding novelist. He is a loner and a compulsive alcoholic, the latter of which resulted in his divorce from Meera (Kaniha). Despite this Meera and her husband Alexy (Shankar Ramakrishnan) are his best ...
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Pavithram (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 156 min.
Story: A young man's relationship with his career, fiancee and brother is brought under stress by the birth of an unexpected sister.The film deals with the relationship between siblings Unnikrishnan (Mohanlal) and Meenakshi (Vinduja Menon) who have an ...
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 4.5
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Misconceptions (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story centers on a religiously conservative, married southern woman who receives a message from God instructing her to act as a surrogate mother and carry a child for two married gay men who live in Boston - a Jewish doctor and and ...
Style: humorous, light, captivating, feel good, realistic ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: georgia, usa, massachusetts, boston, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Expecting (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Lizzie's best friend, Andie, becomes pregnant and offers to give the baby to her. Lizzie's husband, Peter, reluctantly goes along with being the child's father, and Andie moves into the guest room for the remainder of the pregnancy.
Style: realistic, touching, semi serious, humorous
Plot: friends, pregnancy, best friends, couple relations, friendship, family relations, life turned upside down, baby, woman, adoption, weakness, female director ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 129 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Moment of Truth: A Child Too Many (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Patty Nowakowski already has three children, but decides to be a surrogate mother. Fully confident of being able to give up her baby, she is nonetheless stunned when she discovers that she is expecting twins, and the couple for whom she is pregnant ...
Plot: fraternal twins, family relations, court case, childless couple, husband wife relationship, surrogate mother, court, pregnant woman, trial, twins, child custody, twin ...
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The Surrogate (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Amy Winslow (Alyssa Milano) wants to go to art college but can't get her financial aid approved. A help wanted ad leads to a couple that will let her move into their quiet guest home rent free, a dream come true except that Joan(Connie Selleca) ...
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BearCity 3 (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Story: After a continuing losing streak that started at the altar, Roger tries to claw out of financial ruin and into the arms of Tyler. But Jay, Ty's hunky fire chief partner is not letting that flame blaze. Meanwhile, fireworks explode when ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Baby Comes Home (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.4
 486K
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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