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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, family relations and interracial relations 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, tense, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, rivalry, tragic love, interracial relations, gang war, gang, modern day adaptation, young love, prejudice, immigrants, stabbing, youth ...
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: sentimental, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: interracial relations, friendship, culture clash, tragic love, social decay, social differences, opposites attract, unlikely couple, musician's life, couples, racism, love affair ...
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: serious, realistic
Plot: tragic love, prostitute, interracial relations, graphic violence, profanity, strong sexual content, injustice, urban ghetto, couples, parents and children, racism, city life ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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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: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, uplifting
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: racism, family relations, forbidden love, love, stepfather, romance, social relations, picked on, teasing, interracial relations, parents and children, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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: gloomy, bleak, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: interracial relations, high school, forbidden love, city life, teenage life, urban, racism, high school life, parents and children, urban ghetto life, teenage love, americana ...
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, bleak
Plot: drug dealing, racism, coming of age, crime gone awry, family relations, urban ghetto, kids in trouble, city life, heist, courtroom drama, family life, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: realistic, serious, sentimental, stylized
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: teenage life, love affair, love triangle, social differences, young lovers, romance, youth, fall in love, opposites attract, couples, infidelity, tragic love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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, touching, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: interracial relations, mental illness, mental institution, racism, fall in love, love affair, opposites attract, society, misfit, prison, couples, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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, fall in love, social differences, family relations, racial prejudice, family drama ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, africa, india, usa, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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: emotional, gloomy, bleak, realistic, serious
Plot: world war two, interracial relations, racism, couples, romance, love and romance, military, war, society, dishonesty, life is a bitch, soldier ...
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: serious, rough, realistic, tense, bleak
Plot: gang, social decay, juvenile delinquency, crimes, gangsters, racism, life is a bitch, drug dealing, dishonesty, police investigation, dysfunctional family, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.5
 17K
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, captivating ...
Plot: interracial romance, architect, interracial relations, love affair, social differences, society, romance, couples, infidelity, black man white woman relationship, prejudice, drug abuse ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, harlem, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Romeo and Juliet (2014)
Genre: Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad take on the title characters in a modern adaptation of the timeless classic, Romeo and Juliet. This Broadway stage production is being broadcast in movie theaters.
Style: emotional, captivating, realistic, serious, romantic
Audience: date night
Plot: interracial relations, forbidden love, couple relations, parents and children, tragic hero, true love, society, fall in love, youth, tragic love, romance, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy
⇓ 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: bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: opposites attract, couples, love affair, student life, cons and scams, love and romance, dishonesty, crime, crimes, 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: suspenseful, emotional, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: gangsters, fall in love, on the run, criminal's revenge, love and romance, romance, rivalry, crime gone awry, crimes, juvenile delinquency, youth, danger ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, romance, crimes, dishonesty, gangsters, couples, infidelity, love and romance, drug dealing, crime, store ...
Time: contemporary
Place: sicily, europe, italy, palermo italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: tense, realistic, serious
Plot: gang, street gang, revenge, gangsters, crimes, hopes, criminal heroes, going straight, redemption, haunted by the past, introspection, moral dilemma ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, sentimental, psychological, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, immigrants, romance, parents and children, family relations, youth, society, teenager, post september 11 2001, love, profanity, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: black man white woman relationship, interracial relations, betrayal, vengeance, tragic love, murder, racism, jealousy, couples, rivalry, love and romance, friends ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 18th century, 1930s
Place: italy, venice, europe, mediterranean sea, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: serious, realistic, tense
Plot: gang, redemption, drug dealer, couples, urban ghetto, family relations, bait, friends, social misfits, lifestyle, misfit, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: date night
Plot: betrayal, interracial relations, fall in love, forbidden love, unlikely couple, gangsters, friendship, couple relations, lifestyle, hidden identity, criminal heroes, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, sexy, captivating, realistic, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: dancer's life, love and romance, contests and competitions, youth, young lovers, romance, ambition, nightlife, uninhibited rivalry, music, rivalry, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 651
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, sexual, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: interracial relations, culture clash, forbidden love, pregnancy, immigrants, restaurant, family relations, refugee, romance, dysfunctional family, parents and children, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
Place: new zealand, former yugoslavia, europe, bosnia herzegovina, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Movie in collections
 4.7
 199
David & Fatima (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A retelling of Romeo and Juliet in Jerusalem involving a Palestinian woman and an Israeli man.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: forbidden love, against the odds, unlikely couple, opposites attract, social differences, religions or cults, couples, romance, young lovers, love and romance, society, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: realistic, serious, gloomy, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: racism, interracial romance, pregnancy, small town, interracial relations, tragic hero, pursuit, law firm, racial tension, deadly, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s
Place: tennessee, southern usa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: emotional, touching, realistic, sentimental, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: forbidden love, high school, culture clash, young lovers, self destructing, family relations, unhappiness, romance, coming-of-age, opposites attract, teenage life, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, fall in love, parents and children, true love, love story, love affair ...
Time: 1930s
Place: italy, europe, new york, england, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Under New Management (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sparks and bullets fly when a Wall Street yuppie must steer a Brooklyn mob crew legit before a beautiful FBI agent can build RICO indictments against them.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, light, realistic
Plot: gang, love affair, rivalry, crimes, betrayal, special agents, working undercover, mafia, investigation, wall street, murder, fbi ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching
Plot: high school, teenage love, romance, rape, small town, kids in trouble, couples, family relations, journalism, youth, gender, love and romance ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, serious, contemplative, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, society, romance, youth, opposites attract, bittersweet, city life, teenage life, urban, prostitute, lifestyle ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, italy, europe, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%