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There are a lot of movies these days with multiple interrelated plots. There are huge number of examples like Crash, Amores Perros, Babel and many others.

Is there a specific name given or applicable to such genre of movies ?How do you otherwise search for such movies ?

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The answer is hyperlink cinema . Here is the link of movies at imdb .

It is exactly defined as

hyperlink cinema as films where the characters or action reside in separate stories, but a connection or influence between those disparate stories is slowly revealed to the audience

I got the answer from ankit's link though.

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These kind of films are called Anthology film. From Wikipedia:

An anthology film (also known as an omnibus film, package film, or portmanteau film) is a subgenre of films consisting of several different short films, often tied together by only a single theme, premise, or brief interlocking event (often a turning point). Sometimes each one is directed by a different director.

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    not quite! I followed your link there is another genre called hyperlink movies. That's the one I am referring to. The difference is that anthology films show one story after another while hyperlink movies show bits of every one. The examples that I am referring to are part of hyperlink movies. Though I am able to find any such term at IMDB. Thanks anyway ! – minusSeven Mar 13 '13 at 8:05
  • I am glad you find what you searching for. – Ankit Sharma Mar 13 '13 at 10:13

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