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Nanban (2012)
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Nanban (2012)
Original name: நண்பன்
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 188 min.
Story: The plot of the film illustrates the embankment of two friends on a quest for a lost buddy, who was once an optimistic and successful student. On their journey, they recount their college life and special moments that the three shared up until their lost friend secretly parted ways after convocation. During their quest, the two encounter a rival classmate who once made a long forgotten bet with them, a funeral that goes impossibly out of control, and a wedding they must crash.
Style: humorous, touching, sincere, light, captivating, realistic, semi serious
Plot: friendship, college, student, romance, teachers and students, search, fall in love, old friend, college life, coming of age, professor, buddies, free spirited, friends, love and romance, student life, rebellion, geek, rebelliousness, nothing to lose, supportive friend, power relations, anti conformity, education, suicide attempt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and touching films with plots about friendship, fall in love, friends, love and romance, romance, college and couples mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Nanban: 3 Idiots (2009), Smart Ass (2014), Fukrey (2013), American Desi (2001), Love That Boy (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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3 Idiots (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 170 min.
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Plot: rebelliousness, friends, journey, motivation, talented, student life, bollywood, college, teachers and students, buddies, romance, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
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Smart Ass (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Kelly, Dan and Louis are students at a prestigious business school, destined to become tomorrow's elite. The industrious trio are determined to start putting their education into practise from the off in an attempt to make as much money as they ...
Style: humorous, sexy, semi serious, touching, realistic
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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Fukrey (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 139 min.
Story: FUKREY is one such crazy story of four restless and hapless souls, running after their individual desires, brought together by one dream, which turns their not so simple life upside down. From breaking school walls, to cross dressing dancers at the ...
Style: humorous, not serious, light, feel good, entertaining ...
Plot: college, lifestyle, buddies, youth, college life, social relations, disorder, student life, friends, studying, college student, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
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American Desi (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, India
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This is a fun-loving romantic comedy reminiscent of the great teen films of the 80's.From Kris, an All-American boy from India, to Ajay, an Afro-Centric Hindu homeboy, to Farah, a devoutly religious but modern Muslim girl, 'American ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night
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Love That Boy (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Love That Boy is the story of Phoebe, a socially inept overachiever, unrecognized in a world run by C students. Phoebe’s life is totally dominated by her “To Do Before Graduation” list. When Phoebe’s best friend Robyn dumps Phoebe two weeks ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 144 min.
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Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, buddy comedy, exciting ...
Plot: friendship, friends, love and romance, contests and competitions, best friends, golden years, romance, fall in love, professor, disorder, radio, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India, UK
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A suicidal woman's "final" call mistakenly connects her to a man who gives her something to live for.
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Plot: romance, fall in love, couples, weakness, hopes, lie, suicide attempt, society, friendship, true love, pregnancy, go public ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Maan Karate (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Five friends meet a mystic in a forest who grants their wish — a newspaper from the future. They decide to get rich by using their knowledge of the future. They focus their efforts on Peter, a carefree youth from Royapuram, who is predicted by the ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 156 min.
Story: Love Breakups Zindagi is a movie which tries to answer the question related to love, breakups and life. A couple and many of their friends experience changes and challenges in their respective lives after attending a wedding.
Style: feel good, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, humorous
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Blue Like Jazz (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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