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Aarakshan (2011)
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Aarakshan (2011)
Original name: आरक्षण
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 164 min.
Story: The decision by India's supreme court to establish caste-based reservations for jobs in education causes conflict between a teacher and his mentor.
Style: captivating, emotional, serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: politics, education, teacher, prejudice, social activism, loan, demonstration, fighting the system, friendship, family relations, society, teachers and students, bollywood, injustice, university, against the rules, discrimination, social differences, idealism, mathematics, tutor, friends, parents and children, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
Place: india, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and emotional films with plots about society, hopes, family relations, rebellion, fighting the system, state affairs and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like Aarakshan: Walkout (2006), The Youth of the Land (2004), Eklavya: The Royal Guard (2007), Friends (2000), Swades (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Walkout (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Walkout is the true story of a young Mexican American high school teacher, Sal Castro. He mentors a group of students in East Los Angeles, when the students decide to stage a peaceful walkout to protest the injustices of the public school system. ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: politics, discrimination, society, rebellion, teachers and students, fighting the system, lifestyle, righting the wronged, dedicated educator, rebelliousness, high school, injustice ...
Time: 60s, year 1968, year 1969
Place: los angeles, california, usa, malibu california
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100%
The Youth of the Land (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Michael , Arjun and Lallan are three young men in Kolkata , with different ideals and objectives . Michael is an idealistic youth leader who dreams of a better India being created by the youth power . Arjun is a self-centered , opportunistic , ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, captivating, epic
Plot: rise to the top, ambition, culture clash, social differences, fall in love, leadership, dishonesty, politics, society, romance, betrayal, social climbing ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Eklavya: The Royal Guard (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 105 min.
Story: As the kingdom of Devigarh comes apart at the seams, an aging bodyguard attempts to protect the Royal Family, as well as keep its darkest secrets from ever coming to light.
Style: stylized, sentimental, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: royal family, bollywood, hopes, reunion, love affair, political unrest, destiny, dishonesty, love and romance, state affairs, royal court, heroic mission ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.9
 2K
Friends (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A story about a girl named Priya (Preity Zinta) who is the apple of her parents' eyes. She defied the Indian culture when she got pregnant out of marriage by Saif Ali Khan
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: pregnancy, bollywood, family relations, redemption, family life, against the rules, hopes, family problems, siblings relations, love and romance, unfulfillment, single parent ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
 8.2
 85K
Swades (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 189 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, serious ...
Plot: bollywood, nasa, immigrants, discrimination, poverty, village, journey, search, change of heart, self discovery, social differences, homecoming ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.3
 833
Freedom Song (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Freedom Song (2000) is a made-for-TV film based on true stories of the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi in the 1960s. It tells the story of the struggle of African Americans to register to vote in the fictional town of Quinlan. In the midst of ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, captivating, emotional, serious ...
Plot: racism, fighting the system, interracial relations, life is a bitch, rebellion, teenage life, parents and children, injustice, hopes, society, politics, americana ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: sentimental, atmospheric, touching, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: couple relations, fall in love, friendship, family relations, couples, love affair, parents and children, social differences, bollywood, love triangle, family in crisis, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: india, asia, kolkata
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
A Touch of Spice (1986)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 128 min.
Story: he film opens with an arrogant subedar (Naseeruddin Shah) (local tax collector in colonial India) and his soldiers rampaging through a village. The subedar has an eye for women and soon spots Sonbai (Smita Patil) on the riverbank. Sonbai is an ...
Style: witty, emotional, sincere, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: village, soldier, human nature, friendship, village life, vengeance, factory, against the odds, collector, coming of age, life is a bitch, fighting the system ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 6.8
 873
Illegal (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, Luxembourg, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Tania, a young Russian woman who lives illegally in Belgium with her 13-year-old son Ivan. Constantly on her guard, she dreads police checks until the day she is arrested.
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: human spirit, social differences, fighting the system, rebellion, injustice, family relations, life is a bitch, immigrants, hopes, parents and children, society, escape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.2
 3K
Being Cyrus (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Sethna family resides in the hills of Panchgani. A retired sculptor Dinshaw heads the family of Dinshaw's wife Katy , brother Farokh, sister-in-law Tina and second brother Fardoonjee . When the bizarre Cyrus comes into their lives, it is ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, neo noir
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, mysterious character, dishonesty, manipulations, manipulation, siblings relations, crimes, drifter, apprentice, family relations, dark humor ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.3
 5K
3 (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Ram and Janani are high school sweethearts who eventually get married. However, Janani is mystified when Ram commits suicide all of a sudden and she tries to find out the truth behind his death.
Style: tense, emotional, touching, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: tragic love, romance, true love, social differences, couples, society, friendship, mental illness, love and romance, couple relations, friends, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
A Dry White Season (1989)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Taking place during the 1976 Soweto uprising, the story follows a white school teacher whose life and values are threatened when he asks questions about the death of a young black boy who died in police custody.
Style: disturbing, emotional, thought provoking, rough, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, legal, interracial relations, society, fighting the system, rebellion, crimes, injustice, discrimination, lawyer, profanity, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: south africa, africa, canada, england, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Let the Wind Blow (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A collegian in turbulent Mumbai attempts to improve his lifestyle.
Style: sincere, captivating, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: destiny, follow your dream, working class, rich and poor, political unrest, family relations, youth, state affairs, hopes, society, parents and children, social differences ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Nayak: The Real Hero (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 187 min.
Story: TV reporter Shivajirao gets a chance to be the Chief Minister of Maharashtra for a day, after being challenged by incumbent Chief Minister Balraj Chauhan. After his successful one-day stint, he attempts to get back to his normal life, but it is not ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, emotional, biting ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.5
 445
The F Word (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A frustrated radio DJ takes to the streets of Manhattan during the Republican National Convention after the FCC has slapped his station with $1 million in indecency fines, and popular radio personality Joe Pace (Josh Hamilton) isn't going down ...
Style: serious, disturbing, captivating, realistic
Plot: politics, radio dj, fighting the system, rebellion, republican, injustice, idealism, hopes, state affairs, chaos, americana, free speech ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.7
 3K
Shool (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Police Inspector Samar Pratap Singh is transferred to Motihari, in the Indian state of Bihar, along with his wife, Manjari and a daughter. He is honest and diligent and these attributes sets him up against his superior - the District Superintendent ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.1
 855
Boycott (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: This made-for-TV movie dramatizes the historic boycott of public buses in the 1950s, led by civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, talky
Plot: interracial relations, racism, civil rights movement, social activism, protest, racial prejudice, human spirit, rebellion, fighting the system, social differences, discrimination, hopes ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.7
 4K
Court (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A sewerage worker's dead body is found inside a manhole in Mumbai. An ageing folk singer is tried in court on charges of abetment of suicide. He is accused of performing an inflammatory song which might have incited the worker to commit the ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, psychological, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, social differences, court, human nature, society, legal, injustice, power relations, discrimination, suicide, trial ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 192
Mentor (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A thought-provoking drama about the power that a famous university professor holds over his students and assistants.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: love triangle, power relations, dishonesty, manipulation, unfulfillment, ambition, college, friendship, university, mentor, power, teachers and students ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.9
 6K
String (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Shankar Singh and his wife, Meera, live in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India along with widowed paternal grandmother, Laxmibai, his mom, Gowri, and dad, Randhir. The family feel that they are blessed after Meera's entry in this family. Shankar must go ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Land of the Blind (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A soldier recounts his relationship with a famous political prisoner attempting to overthrow their country's authoritarian government.
Style: serious, bleak, psychological, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, prisoner, against the odds, rebelliousness, state affairs, danger, haunted by the past, injustice, fighting the system, crimes, political corruption ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.4
 7K
Class Action (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Liberal activist lawyer Jedediah alienated daughter Maggie years ago when she discovered his many affairs. Now a conservative corporate lawyer, Maggie agrees to go up against her father in court. To gain promotion, she must defend an auto ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, serious, realistic, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 1K
Behavior (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Cuba
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Meet Chala, an eleven year-old boy with a hard life and strong respect for Carmela, his sixth grade teacher. The pair develops a solid bond, but after Carmela suffers an accident, things get complicated…
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, bleak ...
Plot: life is a bitch, fighting the system, kids in trouble, dedicated educator, teachers and students, urban ghetto life, rebellion, hardcase students, hopes, youth, society, education ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Movie in collections
 8.2
 34K
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, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: mute or deaf, teacher, struggle, determination, disability, teachers and students, communication problem, graduation, human spirit, dysfunctional family, parents and children, teenage life ...
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Goodbye, Mr. Chips (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the later years of the nineteenth century Latin master Mr. Chipping is the mainstay of Brookfields boys boarding school, a good teacher and a kindly person but he is considered to be married to the job so that it is a surprise when, on a walking ...
Style: serious, touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic
Plot: boarding school, dedicated educator, tragic hero, social differences, idealism, friendship, society, youth, family relations, teachers and students, husband wife relationship, school ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, edwardian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.8
 442
Strike (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Poland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In poverty, she found strength. In oppression, she found courage. In solidarity, she found a reason to believe again. Acclaimed German actress Katharina Thalbach (THE TIN DRUM, SOPHIE’S CHOICE) stars in this hard-hitting historical drama set during ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: working class, labor union, ambition, rebellion, fighting the system, human spirit, society, life is a bitch, workplace, politics, rivalry, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Deewaar: Let's Bring Our Heroes Home (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 163 min.
Story: Major Ranvir Kaul (Amitabh Bachchan) is a POW who was captured along with over 50 soldiers by Pakistani soldiers in 1971 during the war between India and Pakistan. 33 years later Ranvir's son Gaurav (Akshaye Khanna) decides to go on a rescue ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: escape attempt, prison, confined, rescue, parents and children, getting home, military, bollywood, prison life, hopes, danger, prison escape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pakistan, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.1
 183
Lipstikka (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Israel, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two women reunite in London, where they go over the details of a life-changing event which occurred when they were teenagers in Jerusalem.
Style: emotional, captivating, realistic, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: introspection, haunted by the past, society, youth, immigrants, hopes, friendship, starting over, political unrest, loveless marriage, unhappy wife, lesbian interest ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: israel, london, middle east, europe, palestinian authority ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Black Pimpernel (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Mexico, Denmark
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story about Swedish ambassador in Chile - Harald Edelstam - and his heroic actions to protect the innocent people from the execution during and after the military coup on September 11th 1973.
Style: serious, captivating, suspenseful, rough, emotional ...
Plot: political intrigue, life is a bitch, politics, romance, society, injustice, political unrest, revolution, human spirit, human rights, ambassador, fighting the system ...
Time: year 1973
Place: chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.0
 52K
Special 26 (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 144 min.
Story: In the early 1980s in India, a group of con artists rob well-known businessmen and politicians by posing as officers of the Central Bureau of Intelligence or income tax officials. The gang stages fake raids during which they steal great amounts of ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: heist, cons and scams, crimes, corruption, partners in crime, theft, dishonesty, robbery, impersonation, con artists, danger, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%