Movies like Guru 1997

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Guru (1997)
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Guru (1997)
Original name: ഗുരു
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: India
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Guru is a fantasy film. It is highly symbolic and makes a statement on terrorism by religions and the evils of the world. The story starts in small peaceful village in India. There is peace between the Hindus and the Muslims that live there. They all get along like family. Raghurāman (Mohanlal) is the son of the local Hindu temple's priest. When an ambitious politician's (NF Varghese) goons disguised as Muslims cause trouble at the local temple, tensions break out between the two communities. The tensions soon flame into a religious riot. Muslims and Hindus began killing each other for the sake of their own religions. Raghurāman joins Hindu gang which is about to attack a group of Muslims who have taken refuge in a guru's asram (a place where a holy guru lived and worked). But at a point Raghurāman has an out of the world experience in the asram.
Style: avant garde
Plot: fruit, symbolism, bomb, king, violence, muslim, death sentence, spiritualism, blindness, hindu, holy man, riot, surrealism, eyesight, change of heart, moral transformation, revenge, religious, malayalam

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Mizhikal Sakshi (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A mother finds it hard to believe that her son is convicted as a terrorist and is sent to gallows. Eventually, she loses her mental balance.
Plot: death sentence, muslim, hindu, capital punishment, temple, old lady, false accusation, delusion, death of son, wrongful conviction, injustice, miscarriage of justice ...
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Pastoral Hide and Seek (1974)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young boys' coming of age tale set in a strange, carnivalesque village becomes the recreation of a memory that the director has twenty years later.
Style: surreal, psychedelic, avant garde
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Irupatham Noottandu (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Aishwarya (Ambika) is a reporter for a newsmagazine looking to investigate the connection between politics and crime in Kerala. She is drawn to the life of Sagar alias Jacky (Mohanlal) who runs a clandestine gold smuggling business for Shekharan ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Return of Daimajin (1966)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 79 min.
Story: The tyrannical Lord Danjo Mikoshiba covets the rich, fertile lands surrounding Lake Yakumo. During a memorial ceremony for the late Chigusa lord, Mikoshiba launches an attack, overthrowing the honorable Lord Juro. Just when all seems lost, Daimajin ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Angel John (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: India
Duration: 130 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Fantasy
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Duration: 120 min.
Story: Four folk tales from Assam re-imagined as a narrative about four mothers, each facing demons of her own.
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Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Experimental allegorical story about a group of hippie students in Austin, Texas, who move into an old big house in the woods. However, something else is there and it's influencing them.
Style: psychedelic, allegory
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Time: 1960s, 60s
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Country: India
Duration: 181 min.
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Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: France, Japan
Duration: 103 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, Fantasy
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Genre: Drama
Country: Ukraine, Poland, Republic of North Macedonia
Duration: 88 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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31%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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29%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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