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Gardener (2003)
 7.4
 15K
Gardener (2003)
Original name: बागबान
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 181 min.
Story: Raj Malhotra and wife Pooja have four sons. The sons have settled down professionally and are quite independent. However, when Raj Malhotra retires, none of his children want to be burdened with the responsibility of taking care of their parents. Strangely, it is the adopted son who proves to be the most kind hearted of them all. Salman's girlfriend eventually marries him. The question is, will Raj and Pooja's sons learn the folly of their ways and turn over a new leaf?
Style: realistic, gloomy, captivating, touching, semi serious
Plot: family relations, bollywood, orphan, parents and children, moral dilemma, family problems, human nature, golden years, devotion, loyalty, estrangement, down on your luck, family in crisis, valentine's day, humiliation, family, large family, old age, retirement, irreverence, selfishness, adopted son, holi, writing
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, parents and children, family problems, love and romance, family in crisis, couples and bollywood mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Gardener: Waqt: The Race Against Time (2005), Happiness & Tears (2001), The Cage (2003), Bodyguard (2011), Baabul (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Waqt: The Race Against Time (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 153 min.
Story: A chronic illness leaves Ishwar with only a few months to live. His son Aditya is extremely reckless. To make him realise his responsibilities, Ishwar throws his son out of the house.
Style: captivating, semi serious, realistic, touching
Plot: love and romance, teaching the ways of the world, family life, redemption, fish out of water, parents and children, family problems, estrangement, living with parents, life is a bitch, bollywood, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Happiness & Tears (2001)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 210 min.
Story: Orthodox Indian, Raichand, would like his two sons to live together with him and his wife, and get married to girls' of his choice. One of his sons, Rahul, is adopted, while Rohan is his real son. Rahul falls in love with a poor Indian girl ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional, stylized ...
Plot: forbidden love, bollywood, reunion, reconciliation, family tradition, estrangement, longing, love and romance, couple relations, family conflict, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 3K
The Cage (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 188 min.
Story: In the days leading up to Partition, a Hindu woman is abducted by a Muslim man. Soon, she finds herself not only forced into marriage, but living in a new country as the borders between India and Pakistan are drawn
Style: emotional, semi serious, realistic
Plot: hindu, muslim, family relations, family problems, vengeance, family in crisis, bollywood, death in the family
Time: contemporary
Place: pakistan, india, middle east, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.6
 22K
Bodyguard (2011)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Lovely Singh (Salman Khan) is the bodyguard of Sartaj Rana's (Raj Babbar) daughter Divya Rana (Kareena Kapoor). He is very devoted to his duties but irritates her all the time by following her everywhere. Consequently, Divya and her friend ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, humorous, realistic
Plot: lie, college, romance, family relations, fall in love, bollywood, parents and children, dishonesty, rescue, one against many, bodyguard, elopement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.4
 3K
Baabul (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: India, France
Duration: 169 min.
Story: When his only son dies in an accident, Balraaj urges his depressed daughter-in-law to marry a man who has long loved her in silence.
Style: serious, captivating, sincere, touching, realistic
Plot: remarry, starting over, love affair, parents and children, family life, fall in love, dysfunctional family, opposites attract, romance, couples, family problems, true love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 174 min.
Story: Radha and Suraj have been friends since childhood. Gopal has been in love with Radha ever since they spent a few years together as kids. Years later, Gopal's guardian proposes to Radha a marriage with Gopal, and she accepts.
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: bollywood, friendship, family relations, family problems, best friends, unfulfillment, romance, false accusation, blind woman, insecurity, misunderstanding, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The American Standards (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: At a crossroads in his life, Doc Jennings goes home to celebrate his mother's birthday and uncovers dramatic family secrets. Lies, affairs and afflictions bubble to the surface of his seemingly perfect family. Can they come back together or is ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating
Plot: family relations, family problems, parents and children, family in crisis, couples, life turned upside down, wedding anniversary, love, father son relationship, hospital, society, golden years ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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My Heart Is Yours (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 185 min.
Story: Some twenty years ago Sarita promised to raise her husband's love child (Shalu) together with their own daughter (Nimmi). The girls grow up as the best of friends but Sarita has never been able to forgive Shalu her background. It doesn't ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, captivating
Plot: bollywood, forbidden love, love affair, family relations, unlikely couple, fall in love, parents and children, true love, romance, opposites attract, love triangle, sister sister relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
American Wake (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Story: A musician and a fireman work against certain expectations in order to pursue their respective dreams.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, touching
Plot: forbidden love, self discovery, love affair, moral dilemma, human nature, family relations, hopes, musician's life, romance, love and romance, parents and children, immigrants ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
We Stand United (1999)
Genre: Drama, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 177 min.
Story: The trials and challenges of a joint family in India, whose parents are Ramkishen and second wife Mamta, and have three sons and a married daughter. The eldest son is handicapped since birth, and is from Ramkishen's first wife. Mamta, the ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sentimental
Plot: family business, family relations, parents and children, couple relations, fall in love, bollywood, family life, family problems, anniversary, couples, workplace, family in crisis ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.4
 2K
Sometimes (1976)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 177 min.
Story: A story spanning two generations, where two lovers are forced to marry against their will, but hold onto memories of their romance. Years later circumstances force them to confront their spouses, their children and each other.
Style: touching, sentimental, epic, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: parents and children, love affair, love triangle, lovers apart, step siblings, unfulfilled love, true love, destiny, fall in love, bollywood, romance, young lovers ...
Time: 20th century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.3
 325
About Sunny (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: As things unravel for a struggling single mother in Las Vegas, she must decide what she's willing to give up to get by.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: moral dilemma, life is a bitch, society, parents and children, working class, down on your luck, family problems, single mother, poverty, urban, single parent, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Namastey London (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Indian-born Manmohan Malhotra decided to re-locate to London, England, established himself, returned to India, got married to Bebo, and after a period of 4 years got a visa for her so that she could live with him. Shortly thereafter she gave birth ...
Style: feel good, realistic, semi serious, humorous, romantic ...
Plot: culture clash, arranged marriage, family relations, romance, love and romance, parents and children, love triangle, looking for love, couples, fall in love, bollywood, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, london, england, asia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Crazy Kind of Love (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A broken family finds their relationships to one another changed by a new arrival in the household.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: family relations, love, family problems, parents and children, family in crisis, friendship, siblings relations, parents separation, sex scene, female writer, infidelity, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.9
 499
Wetlands (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: On a dairy farm in the Eastern Townships, in the middle of a drought and while the land is parching, a drama will disrupt the life of the Santerre family. Confronted to each other they will have to learn to forgive.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: death in the family, family problems, family relations, estrangement, life is a bitch, parents and children, family business, down on your luck, voyeurism, forgiveness, coming of age, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Tuesday, After Christmas (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Romania
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Paul Hanganu loves two women. Adriana his wife and the mother of their daughter, the woman with whom he's shared the thrills of the past ten years, and Raluca the woman who has made him redefine himself. He has to leave one of them before ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, contemplative, talky ...
Plot: dentist, crumbling marriage, family in crisis, breakup, family relations, couples, parents and children, family problems, crumbling relationship, dishonesty, extramarital affair, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.6
 9K
The Greatest (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Teenagers Rose and Bennett were in love, and then a car crash claimed Bennett's life. He left behind a grieving mother, father and younger brother, and Rose was left all alone. She has no family to turn to for support, so when she finds out ...
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: pregnancy, childhood sweetheart, family relations, crumbling marriage, teenage mother, youth, loss of son, family problems, death in the family, dysfunctional family, teenage life, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 823
Offline (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A man attempts to reclaim the life that prison took from him but his dark past threatens to ruin everything.
Style: sincere, realistic, touching, serious, gloomy
Plot: redemption, starting over, haunted by the past, human nature, dysfunctional family, estrangement, family relations, family problems, parents and children, hopes, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.8
 1K
Time (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 178 min.
Story: Members of a family are separated in a natural disaster. Several years down the line, they aren't united but their lives are strangely interconnected.
Style: gloomy, touching, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: family relations, destiny, reunion, parents and children, siblings relations, couple relations, death in the family, catastrophe, hopes, single parent, romance, crimes ...
Time: 60s
Place: india, asia, bombay india, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.7
 50
Hard Sun (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After the death of her parents, a young woman assumes primary guardianship of her special needs brother. But as she attempts to balance her new life with her brother and her own blossoming romance, it becomes painfully clear that life will only make ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: family relations, family problems, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, youth, life is a bitch, brother sister relationship, mentally challenged, siblings relations, loss of parent, guardian, death of parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.7
 1K
The Goob (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: We’re in the middle of a heat-wave in Fenland England. Goob Taylor has spent each of his sixteen summers helping Mum run the transport cafe and harvest the surrounding beet fields. When Mum shacks up with swarthy stock-car supremo and ladies’ ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, emotional, captivating, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, teenage love, youth, parents and children, small town, teenage boy, 16 year old, friendship, summer, family problems, optimism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Daddy or Mommy (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Florence and Vincent Leroy are a model couple. They have great jobs, a perfect marriage and delightful children. And now they want their divorce to be an equal success. But when they are both simultaneously promoted to their dream jobs, their ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, tense, touching ...
Plot: family problems, breakup, parents and children, rivalry, unfulfillment, family relations, family in crisis, family feud, husband wife relationship, life turned upside down, couples, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2000, year 2015, year 1999
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Bread, My Sweet (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Dominic works round the clock: nights making biscotti for his family's bakery in a working-class Italian neighborhood in Pittsburgh, then days downtown where he's a specialist in firing people at a company that negotiates mergers. ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: terminal illness, romance, best friends, fall in love, looking for love, unfulfilled love, family life, family problems, dream come true, couples, parents and children, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.8
 7K
Sarkar Raj (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The politically influential Shankar Nagre agrees to back a power plant scheme presented by corporate hotshot Anita Rajan; providing their enemies, which include upcoming political firebrands, an embezzling facilitator and shady businessmen with a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, captivating
Plot: assassination, hitman, conspiracy, crimes, gang, cons and scams, proposal, politics, dishonesty, gangsters, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.9
 34
Red Leaves (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An Ethiopian immigrant, sets out on a journey through his children's homes after losing his wife. Coming to know some of life's harsh new realities, he tries to survive in his own way.
Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, tense
Plot: family relations, parents and children, society, golden years, elderly, dysfunctional family, family problems, immigrants, jewish
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Dora or The Sexual Neuroses of Our Parents (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Switzerland, Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After her mother decided that the eighteen-year-old mentally disabled Dora no longer has to take psychotherapeutic drugs, the young woman begins to blossom. The sedated teenager was never a problem for her surroundings – but new challenges arise ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere
Plot: family relations, life turned upside down, pregnancy, parents and children, couple relations, unlikely couple, mentally challenged, family problems, disorder, sexual relations, family in crisis, pregnant teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: pregnancy, bollywood, family relations, redemption, family life, hopes, against the rules, family problems, love and romance, single parent, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Waiting City (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An outwardly happy Australian couple journey to Calcutta to collect their adopted baby, but on arrival find that the arrangements have yet to be finalized. Soon, the intoxicating mystic power of the Indian city pulls them in separate and unexpected ...
Style: emotional, captivating, realistic, touching, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: adoption, couple relations, romance, society, hopes, family relations, city life, love, rivalry, love and romance, urban, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, kolkata
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%