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Pk (2014)
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Musical

Pk (2014)

P. K. is a comedy of ideas about a stranger in the city, who asks questions that no one has asked before. They are innocent, child-like questions, but they bring about catastrophic answers. People who are set in their ways for generations, are forced to reappraise their world when they see it from PK's innocent eyes. In the process PK makes loyal friends and powerful foes. Mends broken lives and angers the establishment. P. K.'s childlike curiosity transforms into a spiritual odyssey for him and millions of others. The film is an ambitious and uniquely original exploration of complex philosophies. It is also a simple and humane tale of love, laughter and letting-go. Finally, it is a moving saga about a friendship between strangers from worlds apart. (Read More)

Themes:homelessness,  theft,  religion,  love,  friendship
Mood:satire
Locations:brothel,  india,  city,  apartment,  bicycle,  desert,  church,  restaurant
Characters:muslim,  thief,  policeman,  student,  alien,  prostitute
Story:indian abroad,  asian indian,  crash helmet,  new delhi india,  listening to a radio,  tv reporter,  letter in title,  bicycle lock,  voice over letter,  public urination,  alien starship,  male alien,  alien contact,  train station,  unspoken love,  two on a motor scooter,  missing person flyer,  jilted at the altar,  interfaith romance,  wrong number,  letting go,  self injury,  religious faith,  reference to mahatma gandhi,  railroad track,  boom box,  tv station,  sleeping on a couch,  motor scooter,  chance meeting,  mind reading,  internet chat,  tv interview,  sociology,  hit by a truck,  sex in a car,  hindu,  heartbreak,  holding hands,  telepathy,  puppy,  wedding dress,  musical number,  belief in god,  society,  fat man,  superstition,  laughter,  bribe,  misunderstanding,  research,  breakup,  remote control,  nickname,  indian,  fish out of water,  stranger,  blockbuster,  temple,  ice cream,  tape recorder,  helmet,  tv news,  laptop,  prank,  marriage proposal,  necklace,  journey,  spaceship,  radio,  cult,  journalist,  police station,  reporter,  letter,  love triangle,  arrest,  condom,  written by director,  urination,  train,  voice over narration,  telephone call,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  nudity

Borat: Cultural Learnings Of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan (2006)
Comedy

Borat: Cultural Learnings Of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan (2006)

Borat Sagdiyev is a TV reporter of a popular show in Kazakhstan as Kazakhstan's sixth most famous man and a leading journalist. He is sent from his home to America by his government to make a documentary about American society and culture. Borat takes a course in New York City to understand American humor. While watching Baywatch on TV, Borat discovers how beautiful their women are in the form of C. J. Parker, who was played by actress Pamela Anderson who hails from Malibu, California. He decides to go on a cross-country road trip to California in a quest to make her his wife and take her back to his country. On his journey Borat and his producer encounter a country full of strange and wonderful Americans, real people in real chaotic situations with hysterical consequences. (Read More)

Themes:religion,  friendship
Mood:satire
Locations:brothel,  city,  desert,  church
Characters:muslim,  prostitute
Story:tv reporter,  public urination,  society,  misunderstanding,  remote control,  fish out of water,  tv news,  marriage proposal,  journey,  journalist,  reporter,  arrest,  urination,  telephone call,  dancing

A Man Called Ove (2015)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

A Man Called Ove (2015)

59 year old Ove is the block's grumpy man who several years earlier was deposed as president of the condominium association, but he could not give a damn about being deposed and therefore keeps looking over the neighborhood with an iron fist. When pregnant Parvaneh and her family moves into the terraced house opposite and accidentally backs into Ove's mailbox it turns out to be an unexpected friendship. A drama comedy about unexpected friendship, love and the importance of surrounding yourself with the proper tools. (Read More)

Themes:theft,  friendship,  love
Locations:bicycle,  church,  restaurant
Characters:policeman
Story:voice over letter,  train station,  motor scooter,  holding hands,  laughter,  marriage proposal,  journalist,  letter,  train,  voice over narration,  telephone call,  dancing,  father daughter relationship

Bicycle Thieves (1948)
Drama

Bicycle Thieves (1948)

Ricci, an unemployed man in the depressed post-WWII economy of Italy, gets at last a good job - for which he needs a bike - hanging up posters. But soon his bicycle is stolen. He and his son walk the streets of Rome, looking for the bicycle. Ricci finally manages to locate the thief but with no proof, he has to abandon his cause. But he and his son know perfectly well that without a bike, Ricci won't be able to keep his job. (Read More)

Themes:theft,  love
Locations:brothel,  bicycle,  church,  restaurant
Characters:thief,  policeman,  prostitute
Story:society,  superstition,  radio,  police station,  arrest,  urination,  dancing

The Invention Of Lying (2009) is one of the best movies like Pk (2014)
Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

The Invention Of Lying (2009)

It's a world where everyone tells the truth - and just about anything they're thinking. Mark Bellison is a screenwriter, about to be fired. He's short and chunky with a flat nose - a genetic setup that means he won't get to first base with Anna, the woman he loves. At a bank, on the spur of the moment he blurts out a fib, with eye-popping results. Then, when his mother's on her deathbed, frightened of the eternal void awaiting her, Mark invents fiction. The hospital staff overhear his description of Heaven, believe every word, and tell others. Soon Mark is a prophet, his first inventive screenplay makes him rich, and he's basically a good guy. But will that be enough for Anna? (Read More)

Themes:theft,  religion,  friendship
Mood:satire
Locations:church,  restaurant
Characters:thief,  policeman
Story:tv reporter,  tv interview,  belief in god,  bribe,  remote control,  ice cream,  tv news,  love triangle,  voice over narration,  telephone call

Chennai Express (2013)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance

Chennai Express (2013)

Rahul embarks on a journey to a small town in Tamil Nadu to fulfill the last wish of his grandfather: to have his ashes immersed in the Holy water of Rameshwaram. En route, he meets a woman hailing from a unique family down South. As they find love through this journey in the exuberant lands of South India, an unanticipated drive awaits them. (Read More)

Themes:love
Locations:india
Story:train station,  chance meeting,  musical number,  indian,  temple,  journey,  train,  voice over narration,  telephone call,  father daughter relationship

Salmon Fishing In The Yemen (2011)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Salmon Fishing In The Yemen (2011)

A visionary sheik believes his passion for the peaceful pastime of salmon fishing can enrich the lives of his people, and he dreams of bringing the sport to the not so fish-friendly desert. Willing to spare no expense, he instructs his representative to turn the dream into reality, an extraordinary feat that will require the involvement of Britain's leading fisheries expert who happens to think the project both absurd and unachievable. That is, until the Prime Minister's overzealous press secretary latches on to it as a 'good will' story. Now, this unlikely team will put it all on the line and embark on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible, possible. (Read More)

Themes:religion,  friendship
Locations:desert,  church,  restaurant
Characters:muslim
Story:listening to a radio,  voice over letter,  internet chat,  holding hands,  breakup,  tv news,  journey,  journalist,  letter,  telephone call,  father daughter relationship

A Mighty Heart (2007)
Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, War

A Mighty Heart (2007)

On January 23, 2002, Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl is to fly from Karachi to Dubai with his pregnant wife, Mariane, also a reporter. On the day before, with great care, he has arranged an interview in a cafe with an Islamic fundamentalist cleric. When Danny doesn't return, Mariane initiates a search. Pakistani police, American embassy personnel, and the FBI examine witnesses, phone records, e-mails, and hard drives. Who has him? Where is he? There's also the why: because of U.S. abuse of prisoners at Guantanamo, because of a history of Journal cooperation with the CIA, because Pearl is a Jew? Through it all, Mariane is clearheaded, direct, and determined. (Read More)

Themes:religion
Locations:restaurant
Characters:muslim,  policeman
Story:asian indian,  tv reporter,  voice over letter,  tv news,  journalist,  reporter,  arrest,  voice over narration,  telephone call,  dancing

Rang De Basanti (2006) is one of the best movies like Pk (2014)
Comedy, Drama, History, Romance

Rang De Basanti (2006)

A young idealistic English filmmaker, Sue, arrives in India to make a film on Indian revolutionaries Bhagat Singh, Chandrashekhar Azad and their contemporaries and their fight for freedom from the British Raj. Owing to a lack of funds, she recruits students from Delhi University to act in her docu-drama. She finds DJ, who graduated five years ago but still wants to be a part of the University because he doesn't think there's too much out there in the real world to look forward to. Karan, the son of Industrialist Rajnath Singhania, who shares an uncomfortable relationship with his father, but continues to live off him, albeit very grudgingly. Aslam, is a middle class Muslim boy, who lives in the by-lanes near Jama Masjid, poet, philosopher and guide to his friends. Sukhi, the group's baby, innocent, vulnerable and with a weakness for only one thing - girls. Laxman Pandey, the fundamentalist in the group, the only one who still believes that politics can make the world a better place and finally Sonia - the sole girl in the group, tomboy and vivacious spirit, engaged to Ajay - the dashing air pilot. Through her film, Sue wishes to showcase to the world the efforts of these young revolutionaries and the enormity of their contribution to the freedom movement in India. What unfolds is the inspiration behind Sue's passion for bringing their story to the world. The twist in the tale is of course the fact that more than just telling the world, Sue's film makes DJ and his friends stop… (Read More)

Themes:religion,  friendship
Locations:india,  bicycle,  church
Characters:muslim,  policeman,  student
Story:new delhi india,  listening to a radio,  hindu,  laughter,  bribe,  indian,  tv news,  marriage proposal,  arrest,  urination,  train,  voice over narration,  telephone call,  dancing

Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family

Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015)

A little mute girl from a Pakistani village gets lost on her return back from a trip to India. In Kurukshetra, she meets Pawan - an ardent devotee of Lord Hanuman - who is in the midst of a challenge posed by his lover's father. In trying to discover the girl's parents, he develops an unshakable bond with her. He tries to get into Pakistan through a path righteous to his conscience and later, accompanied with a smart Pakistani news reporter - a story that captures the imagination of the public in both countries. (Read More)

Themes:religion,  love
Locations:brothel,  india
Characters:muslim,  prostitute
Story:marriage proposal,  journey,  journalist,  reporter,  arrest,  train

15 Minutes (2001)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

15 Minutes (2001)

When Eastern European criminals Oleg and Emil come to New York City to pick up their share of a heist score, Oleg steals a video camera and starts filming their activities, both legal and illegal. When they learn how the American media circus can make a remorseless killer look like the victim and make them rich, they target media-savvy NYPD Homicide Detective Eddie Flemming and media-naive FDNY Fire Marshal Jordy Warsaw, the cops investigating their murder and torching of their former criminal partner, filming everything to sell to the local tabloid TV show "Top Story." (Read More)

Themes:theft,  friendship,  love
Mood:satire
Locations:city,  apartment,  restaurant
Characters:thief,  policeman,  prostitute
Story:tv news,  marriage proposal,  necklace,  journalist,  police station,  reporter,  arrest,  urination,  telephone call

Devdas (2002)
Musical, Romance, Drama

Devdas (2002)

The son of Zamindar Narayan Mukherjee, Devdas (Shahrukh Khan) was born with a silver spoon in his mouth. He grew up in the lush village of Taj Sonapur, where he spent his childhood, indulged by his lovely playmate Paro (Aishwarya). They grew up sharing a special relationship, in which they existed only to each other. Oblivious of all the differences of status and background, a bond that would never break grew between them. Slowly, it changed to love but it was still unsaid. But the reverie was broken when his family sent Devdas to London for education. Paro's world crashed knowing that her Devdas would be gone and she lit a diya, for it signified the fast coming back of her loved one. Years passed and Devdas returned. Devdas was besotted by her stunning beauty and longed to have her back. But Zamindar Narayan Mukherjee (Vijay Crishna), Devdas' father, met Paro's mother Sumitra's (Kiran Kher) marriage proposal with condescending arrogance. It caused a rift between the families and even though Devdas tried to convince his father, only antagonism came his way. Finally, he moved away from Paro and wrote a letter to her, asking her to forget him. Only, he didn't realize that he would never be able to forget her ever! And much later, when he reached out to her, it was too late as she was far too humiliated. She scorned him for not standing by her and they parted forever with a heart-broken Paro entering into a chaste marriage with a wealthy, much older man, Zamindar Bhuvan (Vijayen… (Read More)

Themes:theft,  friendship,  love
Locations:brothel,  india
Characters:muslim,  thief,  prostitute
Story:asian indian,  voice over letter,  hindu,  marriage proposal,  journey,  letter,  love triangle,  train,  voice over narration,  dancing

City Of God (2002) is one of the best movies like Pk (2014)
Crime, Drama

City Of God (2002)

Brazil, 1960s, City of God. The Tender Trio robs motels and gas trucks. Younger kids watch and learn well...too well. 1970s: Li'l Ze has prospered very well and owns the city. He causes violence and fear as he wipes out rival gangs without mercy. His best friend Bene is the only one to keep him on the good side of sanity. Rocket has watched these two gain power for years, and he wants no part of it. Yet he keeps getting swept up in the madness. All he wants to do is take pictures. 1980s: Things are out of control between the last two remaining gangs...will it ever end? Welcome to the City of God. (Read More)

Themes:homelessness,  theft,  religion,  friendship,  love
Locations:brothel,  city,  bicycle,  church
Characters:thief,  policeman,  prostitute
Story:tv news,  journalist,  reporter,  arrest,  voice over narration,  telephone call,  dancing

War Of The Worlds (2005)
Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

War Of The Worlds (2005)

Ray Ferrier (Cruise) is a divorced dockworker and less-than-perfect father. When his ex-wife and her new husband drop off his teenage son Robbie and young daughter Rachel for a rare weekend visit, a strange and powerful lightning storm suddenly touches down. What follows is the extraordinary battle for the future of humankind through the eyes of one American family fighting to survive it in this contemporary retelling of H.G. Wells seminal classic sci-fi thriller. (Read More)

Locations:bicycle,  church,  restaurant
Characters:policeman,  alien
Story:tv reporter,  alien contact,  remote control,  blockbuster,  tv news,  spaceship,  reporter,  train,  voice over narration,  telephone call,  father daughter relationship

Leap Year (2010)
Comedy, Romance

Leap Year (2010)

A woman who has an elaborate scheme to propose to her boyfriend on Leap Day, an Irish tradition which occurs every time the date February 29 rolls around, faces a major setback when bad weather threatens to derail her planned trip to Dublin. With the help of an innkeeper, however, her cross-country odyssey just might result in her getting engaged. (Read More)

Themes:theft
Locations:apartment,  church,  restaurant
Characters:thief
Story:train station,  wedding dress,  superstition,  marriage proposal,  journey,  love triangle,  telephone call,  dancing,  father daughter relationship

Life Of Pi (2012)
Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Life Of Pi (2012)

In Canada, a writer visits the Indian storyteller Pi Patel and asks him to tell his life story. Pi tells the story of his childhood in Pondicherry, India, and the origin of his nickname. One day, his father, a zoo owner, explains that the municipality is no longer supporting the zoo and he has hence decided to move to Canada, where the animals the family owns would also be sold. They board on a Japanese cargo ship with the animals and out of the blue, there is a storm, followed by a shipwrecking. Pi survives in a lifeboat with a zebra, an orangutan, a hyena and a male Bengal tiger nicknamed Richard Parker. They are adrift in the Pacific Ocean, with aggressive hyena and Richard Parker getting hungry. Pi needs to find a way to survive. (Read More)

Themes:religion,  friendship
Locations:india
Characters:muslim,  student
Story:asian indian,  hindu,  belief in god,  nickname,  indian,  journey,  urination,  voice over narration,  dancing

Hot Fuzz (2007) is one of the best movies like Pk (2014)
Action, Comedy

Hot Fuzz (2007)

Top London cop, PC Nicholas Angel is good. Too good. And to stop the rest of his team looking bad, he is reassigned to the quiet town of Sandford. He is paired with Danny Butterman, who endlessly questions him on the action lifestyle. Everything seems quiet for Angel, until two actors are found decapitated. It is called an accident, but Angel isn't going to accept that, especially when more and more people turn up dead. Angel and Danny clash with everyone, whilst trying to uncover the truth behind the mystery of the apparent "accidents". (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:bicycle,  church
Characters:policeman
Story:musical number,  research,  breakup,  fish out of water,  ice cream,  tape recorder,  cult,  police station,  reporter,  arrest,  urination,  train,  voice over narration,  telephone call

The Dressmaker (2015)
Comedy, Drama

The Dressmaker (2015)

Based on Rosalie Ham's best selling novel, The Dressmaker is the story of femme fatale Tilly Dunnage who returns to her small home town in the country to right the wrongs of the past. A stylish drama with comic undertones about love, revenge and haute couture.

Themes:love,  friendship
Locations:church
Story:train station,  holding hands,  wedding dress,  nickname,  marriage proposal,  spaceship,  letter,  arrest,  train,  voice over narration,  telephone call,  dancing,  father daughter relationship

Megamind (2010)
Action, Animation, Comedy, Family, Sci-fi

Megamind (2010)

After super-villain Megamind (Ferrell) kills his good-guy nemesis, Metro Man (Pitt), he becomes bored since there is no one left to fight. He creates a new foe, Tighten (Hill), who, instead of using his powers for good, sets out to destroy the world, positioning Megamind to save the day for the first time in his life. (Read More)

Mood:satire
Locations:city,  restaurant
Characters:alien
Story:tv reporter,  fish out of water,  journalist,  reporter,  love triangle,  arrest,  voice over narration,  dancing

In Her Shoes (2005)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

In Her Shoes (2005)

Two sisters, plus a dead mother, a remarried father, and a hostile step-mother. The sisters, each in her way, have perfected the art of losing. The elder, Rose, is an attorney, responsible, lonely, with a closet full of shoes. The younger is Maggie, beautiful, selfish, and irresponsible. Her drunken behavior gets her tossed by her step-mother from her dad's house; worse behavior gets her tossed from Rose's apartment. Then, while searching in her father's desk for money to filch, Maggie finds an address; the past and the future open up to her and, with any luck, may open to her sister as well. (Read More)

Themes:theft,  friendship
Locations:apartment,  restaurant
Characters:thief
Story:train station,  sleeping on a couch,  puppy,  remote control,  ice cream,  letter,  urination,  train,  voice over narration,  telephone call,  dancing,  father daughter relationship

Last Tango In Paris (1972) is one of the best movies like Pk (2014)
Drama, Romance

Last Tango In Paris (1972)

While looking for an apartment, Jeanne, a beautiful young Parisienne, encounters Paul, a mysterious American expatriate mourning his wife's recent suicide. Instantly drawn to each other, they have a stormy, passionate affair, in which they do not reveal their names to each other. Their relationship deeply affects their lives, as Paul struggles with his wife's death and Jeanne prepares to marry her fiance, Tom, a film director making a cinema-verite documentary about her. (Read More)

Themes:love
Locations:city,  apartment,  restaurant
Characters:prostitute
Story:wedding dress,  breakup,  blockbuster,  marriage proposal,  written by director,  telephone call,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  nudity

Gandhi (1982)
Biography, Drama, History

Gandhi (1982)

In 1893, Gandhi is thrown off a South African train for being an Indian and traveling in a first class compartment. Gandhi realizes that the laws are biased against Indians and decides to start a non-violent protest campaign for the rights of all Indians in South Africa. After numerous arrests and the unwanted attention of the world, the government finally relents by recognizing rights for Indians, though not for the native blacks of South Africa. After this victory, Gandhi is invited back to India, where he is now considered something of a national hero. He is urged to take up the fight for India's independence from the British Empire. Gandhi agrees, and mounts a non-violent non-cooperation campaign of unprecedented scale, coordinating millions of Indians nationwide. There are some setbacks, such as violence against the protesters and Gandhi's occasional imprisonment. Nevertheless, the campaign generates great attention, and Britain faces intense public pressure. Too weak from World War II to continue enforcing its will in India, Britain finally grants India's independence. Indians celebrate this victory, but their troubles are far from over. Religious tensions between Hindus and Muslims erupt into nation-wide violence. Gandhi declares a hunger strike, saying he will not eat until the fighting stops. The fighting does stop eventually, but the country is divided. It is decided that the northwest area of India, and eastern part of India (current day Bangladesh), both places wh… (Read More)

Themes:religion
Locations:india,  desert,  church
Characters:muslim
Story:new delhi india,  reference to mahatma gandhi,  hindu,  indian,  reporter,  arrest,  train

The Basketball Diaries (1995)
Biography, Crime, Drama, Sport

The Basketball Diaries (1995)

Film adaptation of street tough Jim Carroll's epistle about his kaleidoscopic free fall into the harrowing world of drug addiction. As a member of a seemingly unbeatable high school basketball squad, Jim's life centers around the basketball court and the court becomes a metaphor for the world in his mind. A best friend who is dying of leukemia, a coach ("Swifty") who takes unacceptable liberties with the boys on his team, teenage sexual angst, and an unhealthy appetite for heroin -- all of these begin to encroach on young Jim's dream of becoming a basketball star. Soon, the dark streets of New York become a refuge from his mother's mounting concern for her son. He can't go home and his only escape from the reality of the streets is heroin for which he steals, robs and prostitutes himself. Only with the help of Reggie, an older neighborhood friend with whom Jim "picked up a game" now and then, is he able to begin the long journey back to sanity. (Read More)

Themes:theft,  religion,  friendship
Locations:city,  apartment,  church,  restaurant
Characters:thief,  policeman,  student,  prostitute
Story:ice cream,  tv news,  prank,  journey,  arrest,  condom,  urination,  voice over narration,  telephone call

Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998)
Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance

Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998)

Rahul Khanna and Anjali Sharma were best friends at college. Anjali realizes that she has fallen in love with Rahul but she's too late because Rahul has already fallen for Tina Malhotra. Heartbroken, Anjali leaves the city. Tina and Rahul get married and soon Tina becomes pregnant, giving birth to a daughter which they call Anjali. Due to complications during pregnancy, Tina passes away. Anjali is brought up by her father, and each year on her birthday he allows his daughter to read one of her mother's letters. Through these letters she learns that her mother (Tina) knew that another Anjali was in love with Rahul, and vows to bring them together again. (Read More)

Themes:friendship,  love
Locations:city
Characters:muslim
Story:train station,  heartbreak,  temple,  love triangle,  train,  voice over narration,  telephone call,  father daughter relationship

I Origins (2014) is one of the best movies like Pk (2014)
Drama, Romance, Sci-fi

I Origins (2014)

I Origins begins when graduate student, Ian Gray, is researching the evolution of human eyes with Karen and Kenny, in order to prove that eyes have evolved instead of "appeared" as creationists claim. His fascination with eyes takes him into areas that have profound personal and cultural consequences. (Read More)

Themes:religion
Locations:india
Characters:student
Story:chance meeting,  internet chat,  tv interview,  indian,  laptop,  marriage proposal,  written by director

Man Of Steel (2013)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Man Of Steel (2013)

A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.

Locations:desert,  church,  restaurant
Characters:alien
Story:alien starship,  alien contact,  mind reading,  telepathy,  blockbuster,  helmet,  laptop,  spaceship,  journalist,  reporter,  arrest

The Brand New Testament (2015)
Comedy, Fantasy

The Brand New Testament (2015)

God lives in human form as a cynical writer with his young opinionated daughter in present-day Brussels, Belgium. She concludes that her dad is doing a terrible job and decides to rewrite the world, descending to earth in search of her own 6 messengers to write a brand new testament and change the status quo. (Read More)

Themes:homelessness,  theft,  religion,  friendship
Mood:satire
Locations:apartment,  bicycle,  church
Characters:prostitute
Story:sleeping on a couch,  holding hands,  nickname,  tv news,  voice over narration,  telephone call,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  nudity

Chungking Express (1994)
Crime, Drama, Romance, Comedy

Chungking Express (1994)

Wong Kar-Wai's movie about two love-struck cops is filmed in impressionistic splashes of motion and color. The first half deals with Cop 223, who has broken up with his girlfriend of five years. He purchases a tin of pineapples with an expiration date of May 1 each day for a month. By the end of that time, he feels that he will either be rejoined with his love or that it too will have expired forever. The second half shows Cop 663 dealing with his breakup with his flight attendant girlfriend. He talks to his apartment furnishings until he meets a new girl at a local lunch counter. (Read More)

Themes:love
Locations:apartment,  restaurant
Characters:policeman
Story:unspoken love,  heartbreak,  breakup,  ice cream,  letter,  arrest,  condom,  train,  voice over narration,  telephone call,  dancing,  father daughter relationship

On The Road (2012) is one of the best movies like Pk (2014)
Adventure, Drama, Romance

On The Road (2012)

Shaken by the death of his father and discouraged by his stalled career, writer Sal Paradise goes on a road trip hoping for inspiration. While traveling, he is befriended by charismatic and fearless Dean Moriarty and Moriarty's free-spirited and seductive young wife, Marylou. Traveling across the American southwest together, they strive to break from conformity and and search the unknown, and their decisions change the very course of their lives. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:brothel
Characters:policeman,  prostitute
Story:listening to a radio,  voice over letter,  journey,  radio,  letter,  urination,  train,  voice over narration,  dancing,  nudity

Love, Rosie (2014)
Comedy, Romance

Love, Rosie (2014)

Rosie and Alex have been best friends since they were 5, so they couldn't possibly be right for one another... or could they? When it comes to love, life and making the right choices, these two are their own worst enemies. One awkward turn at 18, one missed opportunity... and life sends them hurling in different directions. But somehow, across time, space and different continents, the tie that binds them cannot be undone. Will they find their way back to one another, or will it be too late? Based on Cecelia Ahern's bestselling novel "Where Rainbows End", LOVE, ROSIE is a modern comedy-of-errors tale posing the ultimate question: Do we really only get one shot at true love? (Read More)

Themes:love,  friendship
Characters:policeman
Story:voice over letter,  internet chat,  breakup,  laptop,  marriage proposal,  letter,  condom,  telephone call,  father daughter relationship

Before We Go (2014)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Before We Go (2014)

A woman misses the 1:30 train from New York to Boston and a street musician spends the night trying to help her make it back home before her husband does. Throughout the night they learn a lot about one another and eventually find a romance.

Locations:city
Characters:policeman
Story:train station,  chance meeting,  holding hands,  bribe,  stranger,  train,  telephone call

Identity Thief (2013)
Comedy, Crime

Identity Thief (2013)

Sandy Patterson ('Jason Bateman' (qv)) gets a nice call confirming his name and other identifying information. The next thing he knows, a spa in Florida is reminding him of his appointment and his credit cards are maxed out. With his identity stolen, Sandy leaves his wife, kids and job to literally bring the thief to justice in Colorado. Keeping tabs on the other Sandy ('Melissa McCarthy' (qv)) and run-ins with bounty hunters is harder than he was expecting, and ultimately the cross-country trip is going to find both Sandys learning life tips from one another. (Read More)

Locations:restaurant
Characters:thief,  policeman
Story:train station,  fat man,  blockbuster,  police station,  arrest,  telephone call,  dancing,  father daughter relationship

The Great Debaters (2007) is one of the best movies like Pk (2014)
Biography, Drama, Romance

The Great Debaters (2007)

Marshall, Texas, described by James Farmer, Jr. as "the last city to surrender after the Civil War," is home to Wiley College, where, in 1935-36, inspired by the Harlem Renaissance and his clandestine work as a union organizer, Professor Melvin Tolson coaches the debate team to a nearly-undefeated season that sees the first debate between U.S. students from white and Negro colleges and ends with an invitation to face Harvard University's national champions. The team of four, which includes a female student and a very young James Farmer, is tested in a crucible heated by Jim Crow, sexism, a lynch mob, an arrest and near riot, a love affair, jealousy, and a national radio audience. (Read More)

Themes:love
Locations:city,  church
Characters:student
Story:journey,  radio,  letter,  love triangle,  arrest,  train,  telephone call,  dancing

Ratatouille (2007)
Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Ratatouille (2007)

A rat named Remy dreams of becoming a great French chef despite his family's wishes and the obvious problem of being a rat in a decidedly rodent-phobic profession. When fate places Remy in the sewers of Paris, he finds himself ideally situated beneath a restaurant made famous by his culinary hero, Auguste Gusteau. Despite the apparent dangers of being an unlikely - and certainly unwanted - visitor in the kitchen of a fine French restaurant, Remy's passion for cooking soon sets into motion a hilarious and exciting rat race that turns the culinary world of Paris upside down. (Read More)

Themes:theft,  love,  friendship
Locations:bicycle,  restaurant
Characters:thief,  policeman
Story:motor scooter,  fish out of water,  blockbuster,  reporter,  voice over narration,  telephone call

The War Of The Worlds (1953)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

The War Of The Worlds (1953)

H.G. Wells' classic novel is brought to life in this tale of alien invasion. The residents of a small town in California are excited when a flaming meteor lands in the hills. Their joy is tempered somewhat when they discover that it has passengers who are not very friendly.

Locations:india
Characters:alien
Story:new delhi india,  listening to a radio,  hindu,  tape recorder,  spaceship,  radio,  train,  voice over narration,  telephone call

Another Earth (2011)
Drama, Romance, Sci-fi

Another Earth (2011)

SPOILER: Seventeen year-old Rhoda Williams receives an acceptance letter from MIT and she celebrates with her friends. On the same night, a planet similar and close to Earth is discovered and called Earth 2. Rhoda drives her car looking at Earth 2 and crashes with composer John Burroughs, killing his pregnant wife and his baby son. Rhoda goes to prison and four years later she is released and moves to her parents' house. She finds a job as high-school janitor, but tries to commit suicide. She survives, however, and submits an essay to a contest where the prize is a ticket to travel to Earth 2. Meanwhile the scientists discover that Earth 2 is a mirror of Earth and the synchronicity between the dwellers was interrupted when the planets were seen by each other. One day, Rhoda decides to visit John Burroughs, whose life was destroyed after the death of his family, to admit to him that she had killed his family. However she does not have the nerve to tell him the truth. So she lies and tells him he has won a free cleaning service of his home. Rhoda wins the writing contest, but meanwhile John and she have fallen in love with each other. Rhoda has to take a decision whether she goes or stays, but she wants to tell John the truth first. (Read More)

Themes:love
Locations:church
Characters:student
Story:listening to a radio,  tv reporter,  train station,  holding hands,  research,  tv news,  letter,  written by director,  train,  voice over narration,  telephone call,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  nudity

The Three Burials Of Melquiades Estrada (2005) is one of the best movies like Pk (2014)
Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Western

The Three Burials Of Melquiades Estrada (2005)

A man is shot and quickly buried in the high desert of west Texas. The body is found and reburied in Van Horn's town cemetery. Pete Perkins, a local ranch foreman, kidnaps a Border Patrolman and forces him to disinter the body. With his captive in tow and the body tied to a mule, Pete undertakes a dangerous and quixotic journey into Mexico. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:bicycle,  desert,  restaurant
Characters:policeman
Story:listening to a radio,  marriage proposal,  journey,  police station,  train,  telephone call,  dancing

Julieta (2016)
Drama, Romance, Mystery

Julieta (2016)

Julieta (Emma Suarez) is a middle-aged woman living in Madrid with her boyfriend Lorenzo. Both are going to move to Portugal when she casually runs into Bea, former best friend of her daughter Antia, who reveals that this one is living in Switzerland married and with three children. With the heart broken after 12 years of total absence of her daughter, Julieta cancels the journey to Portugal and she moves to her former building, in the hope that Antia someday communicates with her sending a letter. Alone with her thoughts, Julieta starts to write her memories to confront the pain of the events happened when she was a teenager (Adriana Ugarte) and met Xoan, a Galician fisherman. Falling in love with him, Julieta divides her time between the family, the job and the education of Antia until a fatal accident changes their lives. Slowly decaying in a depression, Julieta is helped by Antia and Bea, but one day Antia goes missing suddenly after a vacation with no clues about where to find her, leaving Julieta desperate to understand the reasons of her missing... (Read More)

Themes:friendship,  love
Locations:apartment
Characters:student
Story:voice over letter,  train station,  chance meeting,  heartbreak,  breakup,  tv news,  journey,  letter,  train,  telephone call,  father daughter relationship,  nudity

Woman In Gold (2015)
Biography, Drama, History

Woman In Gold (2015)

Maria Altman sought to regain a world famous painting of her aunt plundered by the Nazis during World War II. She did so not just to regain what was rightfully hers, but also to obtain some measure of justice for the death, destruction, and massive art theft perpetrated by the Nazis.

Themes:theft
Locations:bicycle
Story:listening to a radio,  research,  remote control,  tv news,  necklace,  reporter,  letter,  arrest,  telephone call,  dancing,  father daughter relationship

The Life Of David Gale (2003)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Life Of David Gale (2003)

When anti-death-penalty activist David Gale is convicted and condemned to death for the murder of a colleague, reporter Bitsey Bloom sets out to learn the story behind Gale's crime. What she finds challenges her belief in Gale's guilt and, finally, in the justice system.

Themes:homelessness
Locations:church,  restaurant
Characters:policeman
Story:tv reporter,  tv news,  journalist,  reporter,  condom,  train,  telephone call,  nudity

Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005) is one of the best movies like Pk (2014)
Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, War

Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005)

The Final Days is the true story of Germany's most famous anti-Nazi heroine brought to life. Sophie Scholl is the fearless activist of the underground student resistance group, The White Rose. Using historical records of her incarceration, the film re-creates the last six days of Sophie Scholl's life: a journey from arrest to interrogation, trial and sentence in 1943 Munich. Unwavering in her convictions and loyalty to her comrades, her cross-examination by the Gestapo quickly escalates into a searing test of wills as Scholl delivers a passionate call to freedom and personal responsibility that is both haunting and timeless. (Read More)

Themes:theft,  love,  friendship
Locations:bicycle
Characters:thief,  policeman,  student
Story:voice over letter,  journey,  letter,  arrest,  telephone call,  father daughter relationship

The Wackness (2008)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

The Wackness (2008)

Friendship, love, and coming of age in New York City, summer of 1994. Luke Shapiro has just graduated from high school, sells marijuana, and trades pot for therapy from a psychologist, Dr. Jeffrey Squires. Luke is attracted to a classmate, Stephanie, who's out of his league and Squires' step-daughter. By July, he's hanging out with Stephanie, taking her on his rounds selling pot out of an ice-cream pushcart. Then things take a turn. In the background, Squires and his wife as well as Luke's parents are having their troubles. (Read More)

Themes:love,  friendship
Locations:city,  bicycle
Characters:policeman
Story:boom box,  ice cream,  arrest,  condom,  urination,  train,  voice over narration,  telephone call,  dancing

The Fifth Estate (2013)
Biography, Drama, Thriller

The Fifth Estate (2013)

The story begins as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and his colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Daniel Bruhl) team up to become underground watchdogs of the privileged and powerful. On a shoestring, they create a platform that allows whistle-blowers to anonymously leak covert data, shining a light on the dark recesses of government secrets and corporate crimes. Soon, they are breaking more hard news than the world's most legendary media organizations combined. But when Assange and Berg gain access to the biggest trove of confidential intelligence documents in U.S. history, they battle each other and a defining question of our time: what are the costs of keeping secrets in a free society-and what are the costs of exposing them? (Read More)

Themes:religion,  friendship
Locations:bicycle,  church
Characters:policeman
Story:train station,  society,  remote control,  tv news,  laptop,  cult,  journalist,  reporter,  arrest,  train,  telephone call,  dancing

Biutiful (2010)
Drama, Romance

Biutiful (2010)

Uxbal, single father of two children, finds his life in chaos as he is forced to deal with his life in order to escape the heat of crime in underground Barcelona, to break with the love for the divorced, manic depressive, abusive mother of his children and to regain spiritual insight in his life as he is diagnosed with terminal cancer. (Read More)

Themes:religion,  love
Locations:church,  restaurant
Characters:policeman,  prostitute
Story:tv reporter,  train station,  ice cream,  tv news,  marriage proposal,  arrest,  urination,  telephone call,  dancing,  father daughter relationship

Nightcrawler (2014) is one of the best movies like Pk (2014)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Nightcrawler (2014)

NIGHTCRAWLER is a thriller set in the nocturnal underbelly of contemporary Los Angeles. 'Jake Gyllenhaal' (qv) stars as Lou Bloom, a driven young man desperate for work who discovers the high-speed world of L.A. crime journalism. Finding a group of freelance camera crews who film crashes, fires, murder and other mayhem, Lou muscles into the cut-throat, dangerous realm of nightcrawling - where each police siren wail equals a possible windfall and victims are converted into dollars and cents. Aided by 'Rene Russo (I)' (qv) as Nina, a veteran of the blood-sport that is local TV news, Lou blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. (Read More)

Mood:satire
Locations:apartment,  bicycle
Characters:thief
Story:tv station,  tv news,  laptop,  journalist,  police station,  written by director

The Soloist (2009)
Biography, Drama, Music

The Soloist (2009)

In 2005, the only thing hurting Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez more than his face from a recent bike accident was his pressing need for story ideas. That is when he discovers Nathaniel Ayers, a mentally ill, homeless street musician who possesses extraordinary talent, even through his half-broken instruments. Inspired by his story, Lopez writes an acclaimed series of articles about Ayers and attempts to do more to help both him and the rest of the underclass of LA have a better life. However, Lopez's good intentions run headlong in the hard realities of the strength of Ayers' personal demons and the larger social injustices facing the homeless. Regardless, Lopez and Ayers must find a way to conquer their deepest anxieties and frustrations to hope for a brighter future for both of them. (Read More)

Themes:homelessness,  love,  friendship
Locations:apartment,  bicycle,  church
Characters:policeman
Story:chance meeting,  tape recorder,  journalist,  reporter,  urination,  voice over narration,  telephone call,  dancing

Evil (2003)
Drama

Evil (2003)

Erik is expelled from school for fighting. He ends up at a private boarding school where the senior students control the young ones. Erik finds a friend in Pierre, his room mate. The story revolves around Erik who just wishes to be left alone and graduate. He doesn't listen to what the seniors have to say and they don't like it. (Read More)

Themes:theft,  friendship
Locations:bicycle,  restaurant
Characters:thief,  student
Story:voice over letter,  reporter,  letter,  urination,  train,  telephone call,  nudity

Live By Night (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Live By Night (2016)

Boston, 1926. The '20s are roaring. Liquor is flowing, bullets are flying, and one man sets out to make his mark on the world. Prohibition has given rise to an endless network of underground distilleries, speakeasies, gangsters, and corrupt cops. Joe Coughlin, the youngest son of a prominent Boston police captain, has long since turned his back on his strict and proper upbringing. Now having graduated from a childhood of petty theft to a career in the pay of the city's most fearsome mobsters, Joe enjoys the spoils, thrills, and notoriety of being an outlaw. But life on the dark side carries a heavy price. In a time when ruthless men of ambition, armed with cash, illegal booze, and guns, battle for control, no one-neither family nor friend, enemy nor lover-can be trusted. Beyond money and power, even the threat of prison, one fate seems most likely for men like Joe: an early death. But until that day, he and his friends are determined to live life to the hilt. Joe embarks on a dizzying journey up the ladder of organized crime that takes him from the flash of Jazz Age Boston to the sensual shimmer of Tampa's Latin Quarter to the sizzling streets of Cuba. Live by Night is a riveting epic layered with a diverse cast of loyal friends and callous enemies, tough rumrunners and sultry femmes fatales, Bible-quoting evangelists and cruel Klansmen, all battling for survival and their piece of the American dream. At once a sweeping love story and a compelling saga of revenge, it is a spe… (Read More)

Themes:theft,  friendship,  love
Locations:brothel,  church,  restaurant
Characters:thief,  policeman,  prostitute
Story:train station,  necklace,  journey,  police station,  love triangle,  arrest,  written by director,  train,  voice over narration,  telephone call,  dancing,  father daughter relationship

Slumdog Millionaire (2008) is one of the best movies like Pk (2014)
Drama

Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

The story of Jamal Malik, an 18 year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, who is about to experience the biggest day of his life. With the whole nation watching, he is just one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India's _"Kaun Banega Crorepati?" (2000)_ (qv) (Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?) But when the show breaks for the night, police arrest him on suspicion of cheating; how could a street kid know so much? Desperate to prove his innocence, Jamal tells the story of his life in the slum where he and his brother grew up, of their adventures together on the road, of vicious encounters with local gangs, and of Latika, the girl he loved and lost. Each chapter of his story reveals the key to the answer to one of the game show's questions. Each chapter of Jamal's increasingly layered story reveals where he learned the answers to the show's seemingly impossible quizzes. But one question remains a mystery: what is this young man with no apparent desire for riches really doing on the game show? When the new day dawns and Jamal returns to answer the final question, the Inspector and sixty million viewers are about to find out. At the heart of its storytelling lies the question of how anyone comes to know the things they know about life and love. (Read More)

Themes:theft,  love
Locations:india
Characters:muslim,  thief,  policeman,  prostitute
Story:hindu,  musical number,  indian,  blockbuster,  arrest,  train,  dancing

The Dark Knight (2008)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Dark Knight (2008)

Set within a year after the events of Batman Begins, Batman, Lieutenant James Gordon, and new district attorney Harvey Dent successfully begin to round up the criminals that plague Gotham City until a mysterious and sadistic criminal mastermind known only as the Joker appears in Gotham, creating a new wave of chaos. Batman's struggle against the Joker becomes deeply personal, forcing him to "confront everything he believes" and improve his technology to stop him. A love triangle develops between Bruce Wayne, Dent and Rachel Dawes. (Read More)

Themes:love,  friendship
Locations:city,  apartment,  restaurant
Characters:thief
Story:voice over letter,  hit by a truck,  blockbuster,  helmet,  marriage proposal,  journalist,  police station,  reporter,  letter,  love triangle,  arrest,  written by director,  father daughter relationship

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