Movies like Dhoop

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Dhoop (2003)
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Dhoop (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Right from Peon to Principal, and from the most lowly menial staff to the office of the Prime Minister, modern secular India is embedded in corruption by officials who brag that even if Mahatma Gandhi were to approach them to grant access to his very own Sabarmati Ashram, he would not be spared. In this era a honest man is defined as one who readily accepts a bribe and does the needful, while a dishonest man is one who accepts a bribe but refuses to do the needful. It is in this atmosphere that the Kapoor family live. Suresh, Peehu and a reluctant Sarita decide to call it "Kargil Heights" and go about obtaining the necessary documents to get it running, little knowing that the corrupt system will not permit them to take a step forward without bribing it's officers, of all ranks, who will refuse to issue any permit unless and until their palms are greased. Will Suresh, Sarita and Peehu ever be able to open "Kargil Heights", or will it just remain a dream?
Plot: military, soldier, fighting the system, corruption, librarian, threat, professor, loss of son, grief, swashbuckler, corrupt official, engagement, motor, bribe, killed in action, rickshaw, death of fiance

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and psychological films with plots about military, soldier, fighting the system, society, corruption, life is a bitch and friendship mostly in Drama, Thriller and Comedy genres. Some movies like Dhoop: An American Story (1992), String (2006), Margarita with a Straw (2014), Orange Honey (2012), Viper Club (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
An American Story (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: World War II has ended and many soldiers return to their houses and families. But three of them find themselves with big problems when they arrive at their home village.
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Plot: world war two, politics, soldier, political corruption, homecoming, cons and scams, innocence lost, friendship, battles, friends, fighting the system, society ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: texas, usa
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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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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, touching, uplifting
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, india, delhi
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Orange Honey (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Portugal
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: suspenseful, disturbing, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: soldier, life turned upside down, rebelliousness, moral dilemma, rebellion, fighting the system, against the rules, state affairs, life is a bitch, legal, military, dishonesty ...
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Place: spain, andalusia
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Viper Club (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: ER nurse Helen Sterling struggles to free her grown son, a journalist captured by terrorists in the Middle East. After hitting walls with the FBI and State agencies, she discovers a clandestine community of journalists, advocates, and ...
Style: political thriller, brutal, political, tense, realistic ...
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One Man's War (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Mexico
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Anthony Hopkins plays an English medical doctor living with his family in Paraguay and treating the poor people from the surroundings, who has his life turned upside down when his son was mysteriously murdered in what could have been an attack to ...
Style: political drama
Plot: politics, political activist, revenge, murder, corruption, justice, obsession, politician, confrontation, political unrest, oppression, military ...
Place: paraguay
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Woyzeck (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Having fathered an illegitimate child with his lover, Marie, feckless soldier Franz Woyzeck takes odd jobs around his small town to provide some extra money for them. One of them is volunteering for experiments conducted by a local doctor, who puts ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, atmospheric, psychological, tense ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the end of 1809, Natasha attends her first ball. Andrei falls in love with her and intends to marry her, but her father demands they wait. The prince travels abroad, and Natasha desperately longs for him. But she then meets Anatol Kuragin and ...
Plot: engagement, aristocrat, soldier, ball, based on a novel, war
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City of Joy (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In this drama, a wealthy American doctor learns some important lessons about life in one of the poorest cities on Earth. Max Lowe (Patrick Swayze) is a Houston surgeon who has grown weary of the bureaucracy of American medicine. When he loses a ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, uplifting, sincere ...
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Time: 90s
Place: india, kolkata, asia, middle east, san francisco
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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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Germany, France
Duration: 98 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Dharma Dorai
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Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
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