Movies like Chocolate 1988

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Chocolate (1988)
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Chocolate (1988)
Original name: Chocolat
Genre: Drama
Country: France, West Germany, Cameroon
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young French woman returns to the vast silence of West Africa to contemplate her childhood days in a colonial outpost in Cameroon. Her strongest memories are of the family's houseboy, Protee - a man of great nobility, intelligence and beauty - and the intricate nature of relationships in a racist society.
Style: touching, realistic, sexy, erotic, sentimental, light, romantic, intellectual, enigmatic, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, colonialism, women, youth, coming of age, culture clash, imperialism, interracial relations, catastrophe, relationships, loneliness, life, family, friendship, depression, betrayal, summer, beautiful scenery, destiny, chocolate, runaway, segregation, childhood, revolution, mentor ...
Time: 50s, 80s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: africa, paris france, france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, emotional and serious films with plots about catastrophe, mentor, dialogue, runaway, storytelling, suprisingly clever and culture clash mostly in Drama, Romance and Music genres. Some movies like Chocolate: Three Seasons (1999), Rambling Rose (1991), Left Luggage (1998), My Family (1995), The Vertical Ray of the Sun (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Three Seasons (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Three Seasons wants to show individuals triumphing over adversities, recovering from traumas, looking forward to better times, as well as nostalgia for those better days before American and French and other invasions, material and ideological. It is ...
Style: scenic, thought provoking, sentimental, touching, visually appealing ...
Plot: vietnam war, prostitute, poetry, love, culture clash, parallel universe, women, honest, philosophy, catastrophe, leprosy, happy ending ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, new jersey, asia, saigon
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Rambling Rose (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rose, is taken in by the Hillyer family to serve as a 1930s housemaid so that she can avoid falling into a life of prostitution. Rose's appearence and personality is such that all men fall for her, and Rose knows it. She can't help herself ...
Style: erotic, touching, emotional, sexual, sexy ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: self discovery, love and romance, prostitute, coming of age, dysfunctional family, adolescence, unlikely friendships, redemption, family relations, parents and children, introspection, youth ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1971, 1920s
Place: georgia, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: This fictionalized story, based on the family life of writer James Jones, is an emotional slice-of-life story. Jones is portrayed here portrayed as Bill Willis, a former war hero turned author who combats alcoholism and is starting to experience ...
Style: talky, realistic, clever, sentimental, sexy ...
Plot: coming of age, writers, friendship, dysfunctional family, adoption, world war two, family relations, father daughter relationship, culture clash, runaway, parenthood, family ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: paris france, tokyo, france, new england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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Left Luggage (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK, Belgium, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: While escaping from Nazis during the WWII, a Jewish man dug suitcases full of things dear to his heart in the ground two. The war deprived him of his family, and afterwards he endlessly turns over the soil of Antwerp to find the suitcases, which ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, compassionate, heartbreaking ...
Plot: judaism, orthodox jew, family relations, world war two, racism, nazi, tragedy, life, culture clash, justice, depression, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, israel, poland, antwerp, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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My Family (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Traces over three generations an immigrant family's trials, tribulations, tragedies, and triumphs. Maria and Jose, the first generation, come to Los Angeles, meet, marry, face deportation all in the 1930's. They establish their family in ...
Style: touching, sexy, reflective, talky, dramatic ...
Plot: family, family relations, immigrants, nudity (full frontal - brief), prison, adaptation, interracial romance, justice, life, male nudity, mentor, multiple storylines ...
Time: 1920s, 50s, 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
The Vertical Ray of the Sun (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, France, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Hanoi comes across almost picture-perfect in director Tran Anh Hung's beautiful, elegiac tale about the lives and loves of three Vietnamese sisters. A mood characteristic of Hung's films is set early on with the vivid sounds of birds, ...
Style: melancholic, sincere, serious, sentimental, psychological ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, infidelity, marriage, adultery, pregnancy, family relations, couples, family life, love and romance, siblings relations, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, tokyo, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Secret Life of Bees (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Set in South Carolina in 1964, this is the tale of Lily Owens a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother. To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father, Lily flees with Rosaleen, her caregiver and only ...
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, emotional, sweet ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: racism, civil rights, teenage life, friendship, coming of age, interracial relations, family relations, haunted by the past, teenager, african american, social differences, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Nenette and Boni (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Teenage siblings Nenette and Boni were raised apart as a result of their parents' divorce. Their mother, who doted on her son Boni, has died. He works for an interesting couple as a pizza baker, and is surprised and enraged when his younger ...
Style: psychological, melancholic, art house, sexy, artsy ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, obsession, sexuality, siblings relations, teenage life, love and romance, human nature, single parent, coming of age, incest, character study, teenage pregnancy ...
Time: 90s
Place: tokyo, london, vietnam, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Movie in collections
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Manderlay (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands, France, Germany, UK, Italy, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In 1933, after leaving Dogville, Grace Margaret Mulligan sees a slave being punished at a cotton farm called Manderlay. Officially slavery is illegal and Grace stands up against the owners of the farm. She stays with some gangsters in Manderlay and ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, bleak, psychological, art house ...
Plot: racism, slavery, freedom, fighting the system, interracial relations, righting the wronged, social differences, plantation, liberal, society, blacks and whites, injustice ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: usa, alabama, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Love Field (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Dallas housewife Lurene Hallett's life revolves around the doings of Jacqueline Kennedy. She is devastated when President Kennedy is shot a few hours after she sees him arrive in Dallas. Despite her husband Ray's prohibition, she decides ...
Style: romantic, feel good, touching, sexy, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: racism, chase, interracial romance, road trip, bittersweet, interracial relations, romance, girl, john f. kennedy, assassination, assassin, airport ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1968, year 1963
Place: washington d.c., california, texas, usa, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Ponette (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A four-year-old girl must come to terms with the loss of her mother and the reality of death in this award-winning French drama. Little Ponette (Victoire Thivisol) is riding in a car with her mother when they're involved in a serious accident; ...
Style: talky, realistic, emotional, touching, spiritual ...
Plot: children, coming of age, grief, child, youth, innocence lost, bereavement, death, friendship, school, girl, countryside ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: tokyo, france, provence
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
'night, Mother (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: It happened in 1983. It was a rare and remarkable theatrical experience. Controversial. Provocative. And shocking. Now, two Academy Award-winning actresses make the Pulitzer Prize-winning play the motion picture event of the year. What would you do ...
Style: sexy, sad, sweet, visually appealing, affectionate ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: women, mother daughter relationship, suicide, adultery, twists and turns, epileptic, bittersweet, great dialogue, obsession, beautiful scenery, lone hero, police investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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The Namesake (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, India
Duration: 122 min.
Story: American-born Gogol, the son of Indian immigrants, wants to fit in among his fellow New Yorkers, despite his family's unwillingness to let go of their traditional ways.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: immigrants, marriage, childhood, generation gap, childbirth, relationships, parenthood, life, rebel, family life, society, newlyweds ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 21st century, 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, india, usa, ohio, taj mahal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Xiu Xiu: The Sent-Down Girl (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong, USA, Taiwan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Young teen girl Xiu Xiu is sent away to a remote corner of the Sichuan steppes for manual labor in 1975 (sending young people to there was a part of Cultural Revolution in China). A year later, she agrees to go to even more remote spot with a ...
Style: emotional, disturbing, sexy, erotic, political ...
Plot: underage sex, prostitute, loss of innocence, revolution, innocence lost, coming of age, nudity (full frontal - brief), loneliness, corruption, death, communism, runaway ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: china, tokyo, tibet, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Clara's Heart (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: David is a teenager whose parents are in a deteriorating marriage after their infant daughter dies. Clara is a chambermaid at a Jamaican resort who's hired to be a housekeeper. She and David develop a close bond, opening his eyes and heart to ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sexy, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, kids
Plot: women, dysfunctional family, youth, twists and turns, grief, immortality, sex crime, bittersweet, solitude, family bonds, revenge, sacrifice ...
Time: 80s
Place: jamaica, baltimore, san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
A Sunday in the Country (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In France, before WWI. As every Sunday, an old painter living in the country is visited by his son Gonzague, coming with his wife and his three children. Then his daugther Irene arrives. She is always in a hurry, she lives alone and does not come so ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, poignant, stylized ...
Plot: countryside, art, painter, artist, father daughter relationship, aging, elderly man, family relations, dancing, death, existentialism, family ...
Time: 1910s
Place: france, tokyo, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Man Without a Face (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The story of a relationship between a teacher and his troubled pupil. Justin McLeod is a former teacher who lives as a recluse on the edge of town. His face is disfigured from an automobile accident and fire ten years before in which a boy was ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, inspirational, sexy ...
Audience: kids, girls' night
Plot: friendship, mentor, coming of age, teacher, loneliness, injustice, social misfits, false accusation, teaching the ways of the world, mysterious character, family, intergenerational friendship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Losing Isaiah (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Khaila Richards, a crack-addicted single mother, accidentally leaves her baby in a dumpster while high and returns the next day in a panic to find he is missing. In reality, the baby has been adopted by a warm-hearted social worker, Margaret Lewin, ...
Style: thought provoking, emotional, touching, sexy, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: adoption, courtroom drama, custody battle, racist, justice, single parent, parents and children, family problems, legal action, family relations, legal, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Shadrach (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In 1935, 99-year-old former slave Shadrach asks to be buried on the soil where he was born to slavery, and that land is owned by the large Dabney family, consisting of Vernon, Trixie and their seven children, and to bury a black man on that land is ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sexy, bad ending ...
Plot: segregation, slave, slavery, manipulation, distopia, suburbs, youth, nudity (full frontal - brief), race, god, civil war, creativity ...
Time: 1930s
Place: virginia, usa, alabama, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Margaret's Museum (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In a town where half the men die down the coalpit, Margaret MacNeil is quite happy being single in her small Cape Breton island town. Until she meets Neil Currie, a charming and sincere bagpipe-playing, Gaelic-speaking dishwasher. But no matter what ...
Style: touching, emotional, sexy, melancholic, harsh ...
Plot: male nudity, small town, nudity (full frontal - brief), mentor, secrets, relationships, redemption, vengeance, beautiful scenery, violent, life & death, multiple storylines ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: canada, nova scotia, canada, nova scotia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Nell (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In a remote woodland cabin, a small town doctor discovers Nell - a beautiful young hermit woman with many secrets.
Style: touching, sentimental, psychological, emotional, compassionate ...
Audience: girls' night, kids
Plot: feral child, isolation, mental illness, family, disability, loneliness, secrets, childhood, nudity (full frontal - brief), self discovery, psychologist, wilderness ...
Time: 90s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Third Miracle (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The Vatican sends a priest to verify some miracles, performed by a woman who has been nominated for sainthood...
Style: thought provoking, sexy, feel good, biblical, visually appealing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: religion, investigation, culture clash, stereotypes, supernatural, runaway, sacrifice, secrets, redemption, loneliness, existentialism, first contact ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: romantic, touching, sexy, light, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, culture clash, immigrants, romance, interracial relations, stereotypes, honest, racial prejudice, love affair, opposites attract, fall in love, social differences ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972, year 1990
Place: mississippi, africa, uganda, india, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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'Round Midnight (1986)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, France
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Inside the Blue Note nightclub one night in 1959 Paris, an aged, ailing jazzman coaxes an eloquent wail from his tenor sax. Outside, a young Parisian too broke to buy a glass of wine strains to hear those notes. Soon they will form a friendship that ...
Style: sexy, dramatic, light, talky, harsh ...
Plot: jazz, addiction, music, musician, art, dancing, friendship, alcohol abuse, bittersweet, rock and roll, drug addiction, solitude ...
Time: 60s, 1930s, 20th century, 50s, year 1959 ...
Place: paris france, france, europe, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Boys Are Back (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When the wife of sports-writer Joe Warr dies of cancer, he takes on the responsibility of raising their 6-year-old son, and his teenage son from a previous marriage. As Joe rejects the counsel of his mother-in-law and other parents, he develops his ...
Style: inspirational, touching, melancholic, sentimental, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: single parent, single father, cancer, family relations, father son relationship, brothers, life philosophy, depression, overcoming, widower, step siblings, parenthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, australia, tokyo, europe, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Paradise (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Willard Young is a 10-year-old boy who is sent by his mother to stay with her best friend Lily Reed, who lives in the Delta shrimp-fishing country in a town called Paradise. Lily and her husband Ben have been living in an unmentioned emotional ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, feel good, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, friendship, youth, small town, bullying, death, runaway, time, honest, fashion, transformation, redemption ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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One True Thing (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A career woman reassesses her parents' lives after she is forced to care for her cancer-stricken mother.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, melancholic, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, cancer, dysfunctional family, tragedy, family, relationships, life, honest, parenthood, parents and children, unfulfillment, family problems ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Glass Menagerie (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A son longs to escape from his stifling home, where his genteel mother worries about the future prospects of his lame, shy sister.
Style: psychological, touching, melancholic, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, adaptation, brother sister relationship, aging, family life, parents and children, family in crisis, unfulfillment, romance, family problems, cripple, domineering mother ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, future, 1920s, 70s
Place: usa, tennessee, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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I Am Dina (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Sweden, France, Germany, Denmark
Duration: 125 min.
Story: In Northern Norway during the 1860s, a little girl named Dina accidentally causes her mother's death. Overcome with grief, her father refuses to raise her, leaving her in the care of the household servants. Dina grows up wild and unmanageable, ...
Style: intense, talky, emotional, stylized, touching ...
Plot: life philosophy, relationships, justice, death in the family, haunted by the past, contests and competitions, family problems, family relations, parents and children, curses spells and rituals, master and servant, bdsm ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
House of Cards (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When Ruth Matthews's husband is killed in a fall at an archaeological dig, her daughter Sally handles her father's death in a very odd manner. As Sally's condition worsens, Ruth takes her to see Jake, an expert in childhood autism. ...
Style: psychological, touching, emotional, stylized, bad ending ...
Audience: girls' night, kids
Plot: autism, disability, mental illness, child's point of view, fantasy world, psychology, death, culture clash, creativity, depression, identity, doctors ...
Time: 90s
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%