Movies like 1942: A Love Story

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1942: A Love Story (1994)
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1942: A Love Story (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 157 min.
Story: In 1942 the British ruled India, a time when people were either working for the British or rallying for underground meetings and protests against them. Amidst this background, Naren Singh, falls in love with Rajeshwari Pathak. But their romance is not an easy one, for Naren comes from a wealthy, British supporting, family. But Rajeshwari is poor and is fighting against the British.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: revolution, rebellion, revolutionary, romance, politics, tragic love, orphan, bollywood, love and romance, fall in love, love affair, social differences, society, small town life, young lovers, political unrest, rebelliousness, small town, culture clash, state affairs, family in crisis, horse, violence, psychopath, torture ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: india, england, europe, asia

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Most similar movies to 1942: A Love Story

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about love and romance, romance, fall in love, love, bollywood, society and family relations mostly in Drama, Romance and Musical genres. Some movies like 1942: A Love Story: Bombay (1995), Cherished Memories (2001), Kisna: The Warrior Poet (2005), Moments (1991), Refugee (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Bombay (1995)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A love story of a good-hearted Hindu man and a beautiful devout Muslim woman who leave their village to marry against the wishes of their parents and move to Bombay to start a fresh life. There they have twin sons and a daughter. But turmoil engulfs ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, controversial, serious, realistic ...
Plot: twins, journalism, forbidden love, separated, family relations, couples, family disapproval, religions or cults, love and romance, romance, society, politics ...
Time: 1990s, year 1992, 90s, year 1993
Place: asia, india, mumbai india
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95%
Cherished Memories (2001)
Genre: Musical, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 171 min.
Story: Raj Singh Puri has a very wealthy friend in Lalit Kumar Malhotra, and his wife, Nalini. After the passing away of his wife, Shalini, Raj has become more dependent on the Malhotras, and they have offered him support and solace in his time of need. ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: family relations, young lovers, siblings relations, fall in love, parents and children, bollywood, win over, romance, husband wife relationship, sister sister relationship, materialism, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, london, malaysia
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89%
Kisna: The Warrior Poet (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 171 min.
Story: The film is set in the India of the tumultuous 1930's when nationalists fighting for the country's independence rose up as one, urging the British to quit. At this time, a young Indian, Kisna befriends and then shields a British girl ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: forbidden love, love triangle, chase, social differences, woman in danger, couple relations, political unrest, fall in love, family relations, romance, society, state affairs ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 40s
Place: india, new delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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Moments (1991)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 187 min.
Story: Viren (Anil Kapoor) who travels to Rajasthan with his governess, affectionately called Dai Jaa (Waheeda Rehman). He meets the beautiful Pallavi (Sridevi) and he instantly falls in love with her. However, she also happens to be older then him, though ...
Style: gloomy, sentimental, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: true love, love affair, love triangle, unfulfilled love, fall in love, love and romance, opposites attract, unfulfillment, romance, couples, bittersweet, song ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, asia, india, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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Refugee (2000)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 207 min.
Story: The films tells the story of an un-named Indian Muslim, who helps illegal refugees from both India and Pakistan to cross the border through the Great Rann of Kutch. The film is attributed to have been inspired by the short story "Love Across ...
Style: serious, sincere, sentimental, tense, bleak ...
Plot: soldier, fall in love, love affair, parents and children, mistaken identity, destiny, family relations, society, romance, estrangement, bollywood, immigrants ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: pakistan, india, new delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Khamoshi: The Musical (1996)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 160 min.
Story: Goa based Joseph Braganza and his wife Flavy, devout Catholics, are both deaf and mute. He makes a living selling soap bars door to door. Flavy gets pregnant and gives birth to a daughter who they name Annie, who can speak and hear much to their ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional
Plot: pregnancy, love and romance, family, dealing with death, youth, young lovers, follow your dream, hopes, family problems, mute or deaf, romance, death in the family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: india, asia
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75%
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Mayerling (1968)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria (Omar Sharif) clashes with his father, Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria (James Mason), over implementing progressive policies for their country. Ava Gardner plays his mother Empress Elisabeth. Rudolf soon feels he is ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: tragic love, forbidden love, politics, revolution, infidelity, royal family, romance, rebelliousness, fall in love, society, state affairs, hopes ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: austria, england, italy, venice, europe ...
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73%
You Have My Heart (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Inspired by the Telegu (southern Indian) film, "Pelli Chuskundam," the plot follows the life of a rape victim (Aishwarya Rai). Now, a disgrace to her family, she is turned away from her house after the sexual assault. But she finds shelter ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, melancholic, tense ...
Plot: life is a bitch, prostitute, romance, bollywood, crimes, love and romance, love, rape victim, adulterer, love triangle, illegitimate child, mother son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Movie in collections
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QsQT (1988)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Both Dhanraj Singh and Randhir Singh are two bitter and old time enemies. They faced a disastrous situation when there children, Raj and Rashmi falls deeply in love. They openly declares there hatred for one another and will do anything in there ...
Style: touching, emotional, gloomy, realistic, semi serious
Plot: forbidden love, love affair, bollywood, fall in love, couples, family relations, love and romance, vengeance, couple relations, society, romance, young love ...
Time: 80s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Banaras: A Mystic Love Story (2006)
Genre: Musical, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Banaras: A Mystic Love Story is the name of an Indian Bollywood film directed by Pankaj Parashar released in 2006. The film takes place in the Hindu holy city of Varanasi (the city, once known as Banaras, serves as a destination for the pilgrimage ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: orphan, hinduism, guru, social differences, love affair, culture clash, family relations, romance, parents and children, fall in love, love and romance, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Paruthiveeran (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 162 min.
Story: A village tough finally succumbs to the unconditional love of his angelic cousin, but his romance faces insurmountable challenges, including family opposition and his own delinquent personality.
Style: sentimental, serious, emotional, touching, realistic
Plot: forbidden love, village, parents and children, fall in love, love affair, love and romance, romance, uninhibited rivalry, village life, misfit, arranged marriage, bollywood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Belle du Seigneur (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Luxembourg, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: English-language adaptation of Albert Cohen's epic Swiss tale of a tortured love affair between a high-ranking Jewish official and the protestant wife of one of his employees.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious
Plot: tragic love, romance, love affair, love triangle, infidelity, cheating wife, social differences, society, political unrest, unfulfillment, anti semitism, state affairs ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: switzerland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Yash Chopra's Moonlight (1989)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 186 min.
Story: Chandni was a blockbuster in 1989 and is one of the most successful films of Indian cinema. The huge profits of this musical brought an end to director Yash Chopra's lean phase. The platinum success of its music was instrumental in ending the ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love triangle, wedding, lovers apart, bittersweet, fall in love, social differences, love affair, true love, bollywood, unfulfilled love, couples, paralysis ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: asia, india, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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
Plot: terminal illness, romance, bollywood, class differences, love and romance, young lovers, youth, couples, hopes, life is a bitch, college, true love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Oh, My Love (2007)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Orphaned and homeless Ranbir Raj re-locates to a small town and orders a glass of milk in the RK Bar. He befriends a prostitute by the name of Gulabji, who invites him to spend the night with her, and when he refuses, she re-directs him to Lillian ...
Style: touching, sentimental, stylized, realistic, serious
Plot: prostitute, friendship, love and romance, couples, tragic love, love affair, couple relations, fall in love, small town life, destiny, haunted by the past, idealism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Ram & Leela (2013)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela is an adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, set in violent times.
Style: captivating, serious, touching, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: date night
Plot: bollywood, wooing, forbidden love, fall in love, love affair, love, marriage, romance, true love, love and romance, death of lover, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.7
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The Shame (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 202 min.
Story: Vaidehi (Manisha Koirala) gets married to Raghuvir (Jackie Shroff), an NRI. Suffering the agony of an unhappy marriage, she decides to run away from him when she learns that she is pregnant and he wants to take the child away from her. In her ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, sincere, tense
Plot: pregnancy, feminism, romance, love and romance, self discovery, village, human spirit, bollywood, couples, wedding, female protagonist, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, captivating, realistic ...
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 ⇓
49%
Movie in collections
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The Pigeon (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 154 min.
Story: At an early age, Kishen, to provide a better life for himself and his younger brother Karan, entered the underworld. To prevent the same fate from happening to Karan, he sent him abroad, but before this had happened, Karan had fallen in love with ...
Style: realistic, serious, cult film
Plot: friendship, murder, wedding, gangsters, assassination, drug dealing, rivalry, siblings relations, bollywood, vengeance, criminal's revenge, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, india, new delhi, mumbai india, bombay india
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Ram Lakhan (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 174 min.
Story: Sharda (Raakhee) vows vengeance when her husband is murdered by his two evil cousins, Bhishamber (Amrish Puri) and Bhanu (Paresh Rawal), and she and her two young sons are thrown out on the street. Those sons grow into the upstanding police officer ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: rivalry, gang, crimes, couple relations, bollywood, siblings relations, vigilantism, vengeance, family relations, destiny, deception, revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.5
 7K
Veer (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: India
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Circa 1920 British India, Pindari leader, Prithvi Singh, narrates his story to a Report from London Times about betrayal and deceit at the hands of the British and Madhavgarh's Raja Gyanendra Singh which led to the massacre of 4500 Pindaris. ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, epic, saga ...
Plot: battles, bollywood, fight for supremacy, rivalry, war, military, heroes, state affairs, uninhibited rivalry, political unrest, conquering, forbidden love ...
Time: 19th century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Far Pavilions (1984)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 315 min.
TV show
Story: Story of forbidden love in 1800's India set against the revolution for India's freedom from England.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: forbidden love, society, romance, love triangle, racism, interracial relations, culture clash, social differences, fall in love, tragic love, royal family, political unrest ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian
Place: india, england, asia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Mutiny: A Love Story (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Amongst the communal riots that erupt in the city, Tara shelters a wayward Sakina from a crazed mob and a bond that blossoms into love is created. The two eventually get married and have a son. The happy family, now living in Amritsar, gets the ...
Style: realistic, serious, romantic, suspense
Plot: family relations, against the rules, fall in love, social differences, against the odds, political unrest, family tradition, love and romance, society, religions or cults, on the run, escape ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1947, 1950s, 50s
Place: india, pakistan, asia, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
 7.8
 2K
Madras Town (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 165 min.
Story: The movie begins as an old English woman Amy Wilkinson (Carole Trungmar) almost at her death bed in London, wants to come down to Chennai in search of a young man Parithi (Arya) whom she last saw on 15 August, 1947 to return Thali necklace (sacred ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: forbidden love, interracial relations, fall in love, opposites attract, state affairs, romance, occupation, love triangle, wrestling, translator, interracial romance, grandmother granddaughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
Country: India
Duration: 155 min.
Story: The Legend of Bhagat Singh is a 2002 Indian historical biographical film about Bhagat Singh, a freedom fighter who fought for Indian independence.It shows in detail how Singh came to develop his views on the British Raj and his struggle for Indian ...
Style: sincere, emotional, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: police brutality, patriotism, fighting the system, rebellion, social decay, rebelliousness, idealism, injustice, revolution, society, danger, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 30s, 20s, 20th century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Under the Hawthorn Tree (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The daughter of a right-winger, schoolgirl Jing Qiu (Zhou Dong-Yu) is sent to the countryside for reeducation, and tasked to help write a textbook. There she meets Lao San (Shawn Dou), a young soldier with a bright future ahead. Despite the class ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: tragic love, forbidden love, social differences, unfulfilled love, fall in love, revolution, romance, love and romance, youth, society, young lovers, village ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Wuthering Heights (2003)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A musical version of the classic story set in the modern day.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, stylized
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: social differences, young lovers, love affair, teenage life, love triangle, couples, youth, romance, tragic love, fall in love, opposites attract, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
A Thousand Colours (2008)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 169 min.
Story: A son deals with the death of his father and examines how their relationship influences him through growing up, romance, tragedy and adventure.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: coming of age, family relations, couples, parents and children, fall in love, love and romance, youth, tragic love, father son relationship, marriage, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 90s, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 426
Nuts for Love (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: En 1975, unos meses antes del comienzo de la dictadura militar argentina, Alicia y Marcelo se conocen en un concierto de Sui Géneris. El amor surge inmediatamente entre ellos, pero el retorno del novio de Alicia provoca la separación. En 1982, en ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: social differences, lovers reunited, reunion, love affair, romance, state affairs, politics, love and romance, couples, unfulfilled love, destiny, political unrest ...
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.1
 9K
Josh (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Shah Rukh Khan and Sharad Kapoor are the leaders of the two rival gangs. Aishwarya Rai is Shah Rukh Khan's twin sister. Shah Rukh is in love with Priya Gill. Chandrachur Singh is Sharad Kapoor's younger brother who studies in a catering ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, captivating, exciting, melancholic
Plot: gang, rivalry, street gang, twins, siblings relations, love affair, family relations, bollywood, fall in love, love and romance, crimes, inheritance ...
Time: 90s
Place: india, asia, goa india
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%