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Aradhana (1987)
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Aradhana (1987)
Genre: Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Aaradhana is story about an illiterate Puliraju (Chiranjeevi), who is a small time rowdy in a small town. He meets (Suhasini), who arrives in that town as a school teacher. Suhasini slaps and accuses him for ill-treating his mother. Puliraju, instead of taking revenge on her, gets attracted towards her and manages to join as her student. Over a period of time, Pulitsju transforms in his looks, behaviour and leaves his past life back. Over few reels, they both get attracted towards each other, but neither of them express their feelings. His mother, surprised by changes in his behaviour brings his maradalu (Radhika) from his village and tries to marry him off. At the same time, suhasini
Plot: sea, love triangle, beach, swashbuckler, opposites attract, school teacher, small town, moral transformation, eyeglasses, seashell

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, sentimental and humorous films with plots about love and romance, romance, love, couples, fall in love, love triangle and opposites attract mostly in Romance, Musical and Drama genres. Some movies like Aradhana: Nallavanuku Nallavan (1984), For Love's Sake (2012), The Heart Is a Temple (1963), Something Hot (1964), Grease (1978). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: husband wife relationship, love, rags to riches, father daughter relationship, marriage, factory, moral transformation, criminal
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95%
For Love's Sake (2012)
Genre: Musical, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Troubled high school student Makoto arrives in Tokyo to exact revenge from a past incident. He then falls in love at first sight with Ai (Emi Takei), a daughter raised in a wholesome family. Around Makoto and Ai are Iwashimizu (Takumi Saito), who ...
Style: light, sincere, captivating, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: teenage love, romance, fall in love, opposites attract, youth, high school, social differences, society, gang, impossible love, high school life, unlikely couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Heart Is a Temple (1963)
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 ...
Plot: happiness, heart attack, love triangle, cancer, hospital, exhaustion, doctor, surgery, saving a life, old love, falling down stairs, love ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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Something Hot (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: Greece
Duration: 110 min.
Story: During an International Trade Fair at Thessaloniki, a mature woman, Rena (Martha Karagianni), goes there with her sister to convince her childhood friend Dinos (Dinos Iliopoulos) to have a "white wedding" so that she can inherit a large ...
Plot: dancing, boss, club, sea, beach, music band, song, flirting, flirt, water skiing, exhibition
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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 7.2
 249K
Grease (1978)
Genre: Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Australian good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. But when they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance despite their eccentric friends?
Style: humorous, sentimental, feel good, semi serious, nostalgic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: opposites attract, makeover, teenage love, car race, graduation, coming of age, first love, dating, jealousy, gossip, street gang, school dance ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1958, year 1959 ...
Place: california, usa, los angeles, australia
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The Saviour (1992)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: India
Duration: 173 min.
Story: Aapadbandhavudu is a 1992 Telugu film. It was the third collaboration between actor Chiranjeevi and director K. Viswanath after Shubhalekha and Swayamkrushi. The movie won critical acclaim, especially for Chiranjeevi, who received the Nandi Award ...
Plot: actor, amnesia, cow, electric shock, death of sister, poet, love, attempted rape, murder, class differences, injury, school teacher ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Valley Girl (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set to a new wave '80s soundtrack, a pair of young lovers from different backgrounds defy their parents and friends to stay together.
Style: sexy, feel good, touching, light, sweet ...
Audience: teen comedy, date night
Plot: high school, male nudity, forbidden love, teenage love, teenager, shopping mall, love affair, opposites attract, love and romance, romance, love triangle, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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State Fair (1962)
Genre: Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The third film version of 'State Fair' (and the second musical version).Margy Frake this time round is played by newcomer Pamela Tiffin, who has her voice dubbed as Jeanne Crain did 17 years earlier. Her squire at the fair this time round ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, realistic, semi serious
Plot: family relations, romance, love and romance, americana, fall in love, family life, looking for love, siblings relations, chorus girl, redhead, sister, race car ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: texas, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Rangeela (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
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Duration: 142 min.
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Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.4
 3K
Moments (1991)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 187 min.
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Style: gloomy, sentimental, emotional, touching, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
I Will Love Him Till the End of Time (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 197 min.
Story: Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon is the story of Sanjana (Kareena Kapoor), a girl of today's generation full of life and vibrant ecstasy. She lives life on her own terms and gets very upset when her mother Susheela (Himani Shivpuri), arranges for her ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, humorous, realistic, flamboyance
Plot: fall in love, love triangle, true love, family relations, destiny, love affair, romance, unfulfilled love, siblings relations, mistaken identity, looking for love, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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
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⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.3
 9K
Grease Live! (2016)
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Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
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Style: feel good, semi serious, captivating, sentimental, light ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1959
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⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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A Swingin' Summer (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Duration: 86 min.
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54%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.1
 146
Prince (1969)
Genre: Musical, Romance
Country: India
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⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.0
 168
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Genre: Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 247 min.
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52%
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Country: India
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
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Duration: 91 min.
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50%
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Style: semi serious, realistic, captivating, stylized, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Passion (1996)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
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Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.5
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Genre: Drama, Family, Musical, Romance
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Duration: 165 min.
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Style: serious, realistic
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