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China Girl (1987)
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China Girl (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Teenage lovers Tony (Richard Panebianco) and Tyan-Hwa (Sari Chang) tip the balance of power in New York's Little Italy and Chinatown.
Style: serious, realistic, tragic ending
Plot: racism, interracial relations, tragic love, gang, restaurant, teenage life, gangsters, crimes, youth, forbidden love, romance, contests and competitions, love and romance, fall in love, love affair, social differences, society, couples, young lovers, opposites attract, rivalry, culture clash, social decay, uninhibited rivalry, street gang ...
Place: new york, italy, usa, europe

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Most similar movies to China Girl

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and touching films with plots about love and romance, romance, couples, society, fall in love, interracial relations and love mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres. Some movies like China Girl: West Side Story (1961), Brooklyn Babylon (2001), Aaron Loves Angela (1975), Winter Bay (1996), Zebrahead (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
West Side Story (1961)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: In the slums of the upper West Side of Manhattan, New York, a gang of Polish-American teenagers called the Jets compete with a rival gang of recently immigrated Puerto Ricans, the Sharks, to "own" the neighborhood streets. Tensions are ...
Style: stylized, touching, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, rivalry, tragic love, interracial relations, gang war, gang, modern day adaptation, young love, prejudice, immigrants, youth, stabbing ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Brooklyn Babylon (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A charismatic rapper falls in love with a young Jewish girl despite the confines of her religious background.
Style: serious, sincere, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: interracial relations, friendship, culture clash, opposites attract, social differences, tragic love, social decay, unlikely couple, musician's life, racism, couples, society ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
Aaron Loves Angela (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Aaron and Angela, two young adults living in the Harlem ghetto of New York City, are deeply in love with each other. The only thing standing in the way of their love is their families. Aaron is black, while Angela is Puerto Rican, and neither family ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: prostitute, interracial relations, tragic love, drug dealing, racism, teenage life, strong sexual content, social decay, couples, downfall, profanity, graphic violence ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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 2K
Winter Bay (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 98 min.
Story: John-John is young and black, growing up with his mother and stepfather in a boring suburb south of Stockholm. On one of the last days of the summer vacation, they rescue 10-year old Patricia from drowning at a public bath in Vinterviken in Lake ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, uplifting, serious
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: racism, forbidden love, family relations, love, stepfather, teenage love, teenage life, picked on, social relations, youth, parents and children, society ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 1K
Zebrahead (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Interracial love story set in Detroit.
Style: sincere, bleak, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: interracial relations, high school, forbidden love, couples, young lovers, lifestyle, society, skating, urban, high school life, americana, teenage love ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 70s
Place: detroit, usa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Straight Out of Brooklyn (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A Special Jury Award winner at the Sundance Film Festival, this drama stars a then-19-year-old Matty Rich (who also wrote and directed it). Rich plays Larry, a troubled teen living in the rough Red Hook section of Brooklyn who decides he wants out ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, rough, realistic
Plot: racism, drug dealing, criminal heroes, family in crisis, crimes, urban ghetto life, interracial relations, contests and competitions, life is a bitch, coming of age, heist, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Neo Ned (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Like most kids, Ned idolized his father and dreamed of following in his footsteps. Unfortunately, his father was a two-bit crook who spent most of his life in jail. Without a family of his own, Ned falls in with the Aryan Brotherhood. Soon after, ...
Style: psychological, thought provoking, atmospheric, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: interracial relations, mental illness, mental institution, racism, fall in love, love affair, society, misfit, opposites attract, prison, romance, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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, realistic, serious, stylized
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love affair, teenage life, young lovers, social differences, love triangle, infidelity, youth, opposites attract, romance, fall in love, tragic love, forbidden love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Mississippi Masala (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: An Indian family is expelled from Uganda when Idi Amin takes power. They move to Mississippi and time passes. The Indian daughter falls in love with a black man, and the respective families have to come to terms with it.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, light, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: interracial relations, culture clash, immigrants, romance, racism, love affair, opposites attract, social differences, fall in love, family relations, racial prejudice, family drama ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, africa, india, asia, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.3
 375
The Affair (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A black soldier in World War II England begins an affair with a white woman whose husband is a soldier currently overseas in battle and in doubts of her relationship with him as she discovered he had been having an affair with his secretary.
Style: serious, emotional, bleak, realistic, gloomy
Plot: interracial relations, racism, world war two, dishonesty, military life, infidelity, romance, wartime life, love affair, love and romance, life is a bitch, fall in love ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Sucker Free City (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The film follows three young men as they are drawn into lives of crime. Nick (Crowley) uses his entry-level corporate job to commit credit card fraud and deals drugs on the side. K-Luv (Mackie) is a member of the "V-Dubs", an ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, bleak, tense
Plot: gang, racism, social decay, juvenile delinquency, crimes, life is a bitch, gangsters, urban ghetto life, police investigation, dysfunctional family, interracial relations, city life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.5
 16K
Jungle Fever (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A successful and married black man contemplates having an affair with a white girl from work. He's quite rightly worried that the racial difference would make an already taboo relationship even worse.
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: interracial romance, architect, interracial relations, love affair, infidelity, social differences, romance, couples, society, prejudice, drug abuse, addiction ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, harlem, greenwich village manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Love the Hard Way (2001)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Claire, a brilliant student, seeks answers to the meaning of life in the calm of her biology laboratory. One day, she meets a mysterious young man, Jack, at the cinema, and is intrigued by his style, assurance and audacity. Apart from his artistic ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, gloomy
Plot: opposites attract, love affair, couples, dishonesty, love and romance, crime, crimes, student life, cons and scams, college, neo noir, destructive relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
A New York Heartbeat (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Spider, a young gang leader, gets in over his head when he robs a notorious gangster. On the run, he's taken in by a sheltered young woman and her reclusive uncle, a legendary mobster gunned down by the same gangster now pursuing Spider.
Style: emotional, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: gangsters, on the run, fall in love, criminal's revenge, romance, love and romance, crimes, juvenile delinquency, danger, crime gone awry, youth, rivalry ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Lookin' Italian (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After an unfortunate incident causes him to leave the "family business" and move to Los Angeles, Vinny Pallazzo is living a quiet life. When his nephew, Anthony, moves in with him, Vinny slowly learns to live life to the fullest again. ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense
Plot: gang, street gang, revenge, family relations, haunted by the past, redemption, criminal heroes, crimes, moral dilemma, introspection, going straight, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Angela (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: True story of an attractive Sicilian mob-wife who participates in her husband's drug-dealing business and falls for her husband's lackey.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: love affair, dangerous attraction, couples, infidelity, romance, gangsters, crimes, love and romance, dishonesty, drug dealing, crime gone awry, mountain ...
Time: contemporary
Place: sicily, italy, europe, palermo italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Don't Let Me Drown (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In a post-September 11th world overflowing with fear and hate, two Latino teens discover that sometimes the only thing that can keep them from drowning is love.
Style: realistic, psychological, sentimental, captivating, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, immigrants, romance, family relations, society, youth, parents and children, teenager, post september 11 2001, love, profanity, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Make Your Move (2013)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: South Korea, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A pair of star-crossed dancers in New York find themselves at the center of a bitter rivalry between their brothers' underground dance clubs.
Style: exciting, captivating, sexy, serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: dancer's life, love and romance, ambition, youth, young lovers, contests and competitions, romance, lifestyle, music, interracial relations, artists and showbiz, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 5.6
 1K
Strays (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Rick (Diesel) is frustrated by the repetitious grind of one-night stands and aimless hustling. Whilst looking for more to his life he meets Heather (Lanza), a neighbour. Rick takes the opportunity to escape his boring life style with her, but soon ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious
Plot: redemption, gang, drug dealer, couples, going straight, coming of age, social misfits, city life, parents and children, urban ghetto life, hopes, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.9
 9K
Othello (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The evil Iago pretends to be friend of Othello in order to manipulate him to serve his own end in the film version of this Shakespeare classic.
Style: tense, melancholic, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: black man white woman relationship, betrayal, vengeance, tragic love, interracial relations, murder, racism, jealousy, love and romance, couples, rivalry, friends ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 18th century, 1930s
Place: italy, venice, europe, mediterranean sea, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.2
 650
Broken English (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Ivan is the fierce patriarch of a family of Croatian refugees in Auckland. Nina is his daughter, ready to live on her own, despite his angry objections. Eddie is the Maori she takes as her lover. Nina works at a restaurant where Eddie cooks. For a ...
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, sentimental, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: interracial relations, culture clash, family relations, immigrants, pregnancy, forbidden love, restaurant, refugee, romance, dysfunctional family, family life, opposites attract ...
Time: 90s
Place: new zealand, former yugoslavia, europe, bosnia herzegovina, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Liberation of L.B. Jones (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A gloomy vision of the possibility of decent relations between whites and blacks anywhere, including the South. Undertaker L.B. Jones, the richest black man in his county of Tennessee, is divorcing his wife for infidelity with a white policeman. ...
Style: rough, serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: racism, interracial romance, pregnancy, tragic hero, law firm, interracial relations, pursuit, small town, racial tension, society, infidelity, vengeance ...
Time: 60s
Place: tennessee, southern usa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Romeo and Juliet (1968)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Director Franco Zeffirelli's beloved version of one of the most well-known love stories in the English language. Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet fall in love against the wishes of their feuding families. Driven by their passion, the young ...
Style: romantic, emotional, sweet, colourful, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: forbidden love, tragic love, family feud, young love, unfulfillment, love and romance, romance, parents and children, fall in love, true love, love story, love affair ...
Time: 1930s
Place: italy, europe, new york, england, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Crazy/Beautiful (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: At Pacific Palisades High, a poor Latino falls hard for a troubled girl from the affluent neighborhood.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, sentimental, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: forbidden love, high school, culture clash, young lovers, family relations, self destructing, unhappiness, romance, coming-of-age, opposites attract, fall in love, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Buster and Billie (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Dimwitted but sweet high school girl of easy virtue and the most popular boy in the school share an improbable romance.
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic
Plot: high school, teenage love, romance, small town, rape, teenage life, couples, parents and children, love and romance, unfulfilled love, love affair, fall in love ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 2.8
 8K
In the Mix (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A successful DJ named Darrel (Usher), managed to rescue a powerful mobster one night. In order to repay Darrell, the mobster, Frank Pacelli, gives him the task of protecting his daughter, Dolly (Chriqui)
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: interracial relations, betrayal, uninhibited rivalry, parents and children, fall in love, unlikely couple, gangsters, crimes, crime, lifestyle, criminal heroes, romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.4
 301
Row Your Boat (1999)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Jon Bon Jovi plays Jamey Meadows, a man newly released from prison who has found himself homeless on the crazy streets of New York City. Slowly, he must try to build his life up from the gutter. Resisting constant offers from his brother, played by ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: redemption, crimes, crime, criminal heroes, fall in love, romance, prison, homeless, male female relationship, interracial romance, immigrants, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Falling Like This (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Falling Like This showcases compelling performances by two young actors, Brian Vaughan and Megan Wilson. Writer/Director Dani Minnick has crafted a compassionate examination of the ragged edge of suburban life as characterized by Boyd, a charming, ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, touching, sexual ...
Plot: teenage love, juvenile delinquent, unlikely couple, teenage life, opposites attract, couples, young lovers, on the run, youth, juvenile delinquency, friendship, romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Who's That Knocking at My Door (1967)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: J.R. is a typical Italian-American on the streets of New York. When he gets involved with a local girl, he decides to get married and settle down, but when he learns that she was once raped, he cannot handle it. More explicitly linked with Catholic ...
Style: talky, realistic, contemplative, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, friends, prostitute, couples, teenage life, buddies, society, lifestyle, urban, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, europe, usa, italy, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 645
G (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young Hip Hop star named Summer G falls for a middle to upper class sister while in college. After she rejects him for a fellow social climber, Summer G spends ten years building a Hip Hop empire, then moves to the Hamptons where he finds the ...
Style: captivating, sentimental, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: modern day adaptation, hip hop, lifestyle, love triangle, haunted by the past, unfulfilled love, social differences, lovers reunited, tragic love, society, infidelity, showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%