Movies like The Heart Is a Temple

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The Heart Is a Temple (1963)
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The Heart Is a Temple (1963)
Original name: Dil Ek Mandir
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Dr. Dharmesh (Rajendra Kumar) and Sita (Meena Kumari) are in love, and hope to marry on Dharmesh's return from abroad. When Dharmesh returns, he is devastated to find that Sita has married someone else. He then decides to devote the rest of his life at a cancer clinic. One of his patients is Ram (Raaj Kumar), who is critically ill, and has to be operated upon. Things progress well, until Dharmesh meets Ram's wife - none other than Sita. Dharmesh now has to battle with his conscience, and his medical ethics to save Ram or to let him pass away, so that he can marry Sita.
Plot: love, cancer, death, love triangle, hospital, happiness, surgery, doctor, sadness, old love, husband wife relationship, exhaustion, heart attack, saving a life, falling down stairs

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Most similar movies to The Heart Is a Temple

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out emotional, realistic, serious and touching films with plots about love, death, husband wife relationship, marriage, hospital, bollywood and wedding mostly in Drama, Romance and Musical genres. Some movies like The Heart Is a Temple: Pure One (1972), Honeyglue (2015), Milan (1967), Geethanjali (1989), Gazal (1964). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Pure One (1972)
Genre: Musical, Romance, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 147 min.
Story: This movie is about the tawaif Sahibjaan (Meena Kumari), who is born to a courtesan, Nargis (also Meena Kumari). After being spurned by her lover Shahabuddin's (Ashok Kumar) family, Nargis is driven to a graveyard where she gives birth to ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: forbidden love, train, prostitute, couple relations, curses spells and rituals, alcohol abuse, rivalry, romance, love and romance, disintegration, couples, wedding ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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95%
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Honeyglue (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: After learning she only has three months to live, Morgan flips her conservative protected life upside down. That is where she meets Jordan, a purse snatching cross dresser artist, who takes her on adventure of a lifetime.
Plot: crossdressing, love, cancer, gender, death, bisexual, husband wife relationship, gender identity, cross dressing, husband and wife, brain tumor, rooftop ...
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Milan (1967)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 170 min.
Story: On the banks of the holy River Ganga, Gopi, a ferryman conducts an unconsummated romance with Radha, a girl from the upper classes.
Plot: boat, widow, death, letter, river, love, college, tragic love, singing, rumor, memory, jacuzzi ...
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Geethanjali (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Geethanjali and Prakash, two terminally ill people with six months of life left, fall in love. A young man diagnosed with a terminal illness wishes to spend the few remaining days of his life in solitude away from his family. He comes to a hill ...
Plot: surgery, practical joke, prank, kiss, terminal illness, forest, graduation, train, shawl, hospital, cemetery, fog ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 40
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, poetry, newspaper, telephone, love, muslim, unemployment, rebel, mute woman, anger, rifle, poet ...
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65%
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Aaja Sanam (1968)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Dr. Satish travels from the big city to a small village, where he can serve the poor who cannot afford to go to the city for medical treatment. Once in the village, he meets with Shanti, who lives with her dad, Radhekiran, a watchman. Both Shanti ...
Plot: falling down stairs, doctor, rainstorm, heart attack, clinic, air disaster, rescue, unwed mother, death of father, medical student, baby, truck driver ...
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62%
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Henna (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Musical
Country: India
Duration: 184 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 ...
Plot: corrupt cop, falling from height, love triangle, unrequited love, accident, gunfight, cave, car accident, death, cave in, love, tragedy ...
Place: pakistan, india
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61%
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Rhythm (2000)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Rhythm is a 2000 Tamil film directed by Vasanth. The film stars Arjun, Meena and Manivannan in lead roles and Ramesh Aravind and Jyothika in cameo appearances. The music is by A. R. Rahman, while cinematography was handled by P.S. Vinod and Arthur ...
Plot: hospital, bomb squad, husband wife relationship, photographer, train, father son relationship, police officer, flashback, widow, widower, train wreck, family relations ...
Place: mumbai india
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Guddu (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 160 min.
Story: Guddu Bahadur is only child in the Bahadur family, consisting of Advocate Vikram, and his wife, Kavita. While Kavita is a devout and a religous Hindu, Vikram is not. Guddu and Salina Gupta are in love. One day, while driving, they meet with an ...
Plot: brain tumor, car accident, death, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, exhaustion, lawyer, faith, love, court, flashback, fainting ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Mouna Raagam (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Divya, a woman grieving over the death of her lover, is convinced into an arranged marriage with Chandra Kumar. Over a year the couple attempt to adjust to each other's presence and live with each other. Revathi is forced to marry Mohan in an ...
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Devdas (2002)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 185 min.
Story: Devdas is sent away by his father so he can improve himself but upon his return his father still doesn’t welcome him back. Devdas and Paro are in love but Paro is a lower caste and is set to be married to an older widower. Devdas is devastated ...
Style: captivating, touching, sentimental, emotional, saga ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: unfulfilled love, love triangle, self destructing, unfulfillment, forbidden love, love affair, love and romance, couple relations, destiny, family relations, fall in love, alcohol abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 1900s, 90s
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Nallavanuku Nallavan (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 175 min.
Story: Nallavanuku Nallavan is a Tamil film, directed by SP. Muthuraman. The film is a remake of the 1982 Superhit Kannada film Jeevana Chakra that starred Vishnuvardhan and Raadhika Sarathkumar in main roles.
Plot: father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, moral transformation, factory, criminal, love, marriage, rags to riches
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47%
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Time (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 178 min.
Story: Members of a family are separated in a natural disaster. Several years down the line, they aren't united but their lives are strangely interconnected.
Style: gloomy, touching, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: destiny, family relations, family problems, couples, catastrophe, hopes, single parent, romance, crimes, orphan, dishonesty, legal ...
Time: 60s
Place: india, asia, mumbai india, bombay india
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Desire (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Musical
Country: India
Duration: 152 min.
Story: A story bout a relationship that's ended. Khwahish traces the sexy, funny and intense relationship of Amar Ranawat(Himanshu Malik) and Lekha Khorzuvekar (Mallika Sherawat) from the time they meet in the last semester of college, their quirky ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Audience: date night
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Time: contemporary
Place: india, asia
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Musical
Country: India
Duration: 175 min.
Story: Vishu and Ramu are a pair of Indian twins living in America with their father, Rajamani. When Madhumita (Aishwarya Rai) and her brother come to America to get medical treatment for their ailing grandmother, Vishu and Ramu end up meeting them at the ...
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Malady of Love (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 122 min.
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Pyar Ka Mousam (1969)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
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Master, Mistress and Servant (1962)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: India
Duration: 152 min.
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Style: gloomy, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: alcohol abuse, couples, love affair, social differences, couple relations, urban, fall in love, infidelity, bollywood, parents and children, master and servant, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Chhoti Si Mulaqat (1967)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 175 min.
Story: Shanker Choudhury's (Tarun Bose) mother (Pratima Devi), at the pleas of her dying husband, marries off his (Shanker's) daughter to a youth. Both the children are under-age and do not know nor understand that they have been married.
Plot: engagement, party, jealousy, skiing, vacation, marriage, lawyer, grandmother granddaughter relationship, death, teenage boy, heart attack, wedding ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Jawani Zindabad (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 163 min.
Story: Shashi, Akbar and a group of young people pledge never to give nor receive dowry. Acting against his mother's wishes, Shashi marries Sugandha Srivastav, and does not accept any dowry. He arranges his sister's, Rama's marriage with ...
Plot: death of sister, attempted murder, wedding, marriage, temple, dowry, pregnancy, hospital, brother sister relationship, lust, husband wife relationship, bathtub ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Pranayam (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Menon runs into his former wife Grace, who is married to a bedridden Mathew and loves him immensely. The movie revolves around their crossing and emotes the meaning of love and its various forms.
Plot: romance, american football, philosophy, career, professor, ex wife, wheelchair, love triangle, love, heart attack, american football player, malayalam
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, unrequited love, brother brother relationship, lie, hypocrisy, prostitute, grief, deception, revelation, mental breakdown, rape, family relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Jheel Ke Us Paar (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Kulwant Rai's horse carriage runs over a child, and as a result, she loses her vision.
Plot: love triangle, painting, illegitimate son, attempted seduction, heart attack, blindness, death, death of father, emotional blackmail, pretending to be blind, old love, snobbism ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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There Lived a Doctor (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A young doctor Nikolai Alexandrovich Zaostrovtsev, a fourth generation medical professional, found himself in the Gladuny village directly after the Institute. Neither he himself, nor his father, a town surgeon, expected that he would linger long ...
Plot: hospital, doctor, patient, husband, wife, teacher, village, winter
Place: soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Immortal Love (1972)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Amar Prem (Eternal Love) shows a off and on loving relationship between a small boy Nandu and a nautch girl Pushpa (Sharmila Tagore). Pushpa is seperated from her Husband and is brought to Calcutta to work as a Nautch girl. Here she meets Anand ...
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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, widow, temple, suicide, vegetarian, cross cultural relations, tragic love, punjabi, double suicide, tamil, neighbor, culture clash ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Anand (1971)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: India
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Dr. Bhaskar Bannerjee struggles with his patients' suffering and the darkness and poverty he confronts daily. He treats cancer patient Anand , who upon learning of his impending death, determines to use the time he has left to the absolute ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, touching, serious, nostalgic
Plot: terminal illness, beach, doctor, nurse, hospital, tape recorder, cancer, power relations, untimely death, doctors and patients, human spirit, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
A Married Woman (2005)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 130 min.
Story: They fall in love before they know its meaning, Lolita, orphaned at an early age & Shekhar, who reaches out & gives her the security she craves.They share joys & sorrows through childhood & adolescence,unknown to them ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, atmospheric, touching, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: couples, family relations, fall in love, couple relations, true love, friendship, social differences, romance, family problems, childhood sweetheart, bollywood, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: india, asia, kolkata
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.5
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Disco Dancer (1982)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Jimmy promises to return to Bombay and become a famous entertainer so that he can exact revenge on Mr. Oberoi for having insulted and imprisoned his mother on false charges. He falls in love with Oberoi's daughter and causes Sam Oberoi's ...
Style: emotional, entertaining, romantic, sincere, cult film
Plot: singer, love, dancer, performer, dancing, rise and fall, fame, false accusation, death of mother, attempted murder, father daughter relationship, death ...
Time: 80s
Place: bombay india, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Mera Saaya (1966)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A lawyer's wife dies in his arms. Yet, another woman - identical in appearance and accused of aiding a gang of bandits - claims to be the lawyer's wife. A courtroom drama ensues.
Plot: loss of wife, head bandage, police station, love, chess, doctor, dance, witness, death, judge, loss of loved one, camera ...
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