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, psychological, sincere, thought provoking, atmospheric, serious, contemplative, reflective, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: interracial relations, racism, colonialism, coming of age, culture clash, youth, family relations, parents and children, jazz, discrimination, social differences, society, master and servant, imperialism, power relations, profanity, strong female presence, sexual tension, female director, airplane, gun, male nudity, doctor, hyena, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 80s, 20th century
Place: africa, france, paris france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and emotional films with plots about society, family relations, interracial relations, parents and children, coming of age, racism and youth mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Chocolate: The Sea Wall (2008), The Kitchen Toto (1987), The Secret Life of Bees (2008), Manderlay (2005), Olivier, Olivier (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Sea Wall (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Cambodia, Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The film centers around a young French widow and her two adolescent children attempt to carve out a meager life for themselves by farming rice fields alongside the ocean in French Indo-China in the 1930's. Their efforts are hampered each year ...
Style: sentimental, serious, atmospheric, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: righting the wronged, fighting the system, social differences, hopes, interracial relations, society, rebellion, family relations, teenage life, youth, love and romance, rich and poor ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: cambodia, asia
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100%
The Kitchen Toto (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The son of a priest slain by the Mau Mau moves in with a police officer and his wife in 1950 Kenya.
Style: serious, biting, realistic, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), family relations, power relations, life is a bitch, master and servant, family life, political unrest, family problems, culture clash, youth, danger, coming of age ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: africa, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, sentimental, touching, emotional, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: civil rights, racism, friendship, teenage life, interracial relations, family relations, haunted by the past, runaway child, african american, social differences, teaching the ways of the world, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1964
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, intense ...
Plot: slavery, racism, interracial relations, idealism, freedom, righting the wronged, social differences, liberal, understanding, society, blacks and whites, discrimination ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: usa, alabama, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Olivier, Olivier (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Based on a true story. The story is set on the sweeping French countryside where Serge Duval (François Cluzet), a veterinarian, lives with his wife, Elisabeth (Brigitte Roüan) and their two young children. One day, their young son Olivier ...
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, sexy, psychological ...
Plot: family relations, incest, missing child, profanity, nudity (full frontal - brief), parents and children, siblings relations, life is a bitch, crimes, strong sexual content, family life, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: africa, france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.2
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Toe to Toe (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Out on the lacrosse pitch, wealthy but troubled Jesse and poor but driven Tosha form an easy and deep bond, but their relationship is threatened once they enter the hallways of an elite prep school they attend in Washington, D.C. There, they must ...
Style: captivating, realistic, sentimental, psychological, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, teenage life, coming of age, social differences, racism, youth, lacrosse, parents and children, friends, family relations, social relations, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.3
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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: touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: nanny, parents and children, eviction, liberal, haunted by the past, family relations, holocaust survivor, religions or cults, mentally challenged, jewish, racism, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, antwerp, belgium, israel, poland
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37%
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The Chosen (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Chosen follows the story of two teenage boys determined to remain friends despite the deep differences between their two families. Set in New York during the 1940s, this provocative film follows the son of an orthodox rabbi and the son of a ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, contemplative, nostalgic ...
Plot: friendship, chosen one, culture clash, coming of age, society, interracial relations, parents and children, teenage life, friends, family relations, clergy, youth ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: new york, usa, israel, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 5.2
 639
Heart of Dixie (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set at a Southern college during the 1950s, three co-eds (Ally Sheedy, Virginia Madsen and Phoebe Cates) re-assess their values in light of the burgeoning civil rights movement.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, contemplative, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, coming of age, interracial relations, college, hopes, life is a bitch, love and romance, campus, injustice, discrimination, siblings relations, bittersweet ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, sexy, emotional, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, love and romance, self discovery, family relations, prostitute, love, introspection, parents and children, fall in love, romance, youth, human nature ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: georgia, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Black or White (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A grieving widower is drawn into a custody battle over his granddaughter, whom he helped raise her entire life.
Style: thought provoking, sincere, touching, compassionate, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: custody battle, interracial relations, custody, family problems, family in crisis, society, racism, rivalry, legal, widower, courtroom, grandfather granddaughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, interracial relations, slave, slavery, americana, family life, family problems, death in the family, working class, dysfunctional family, racism, friends ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: virginia, alabama, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.1
 412K
The Help (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Aibileen Clark is a middle-aged African-American maid who has spent her life raising white children and has recently lost her only son; Minny Jackson is an African-American maid who has often offended her employers despite her family's ...
Style: touching, uplifting, thought provoking, emotional, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: maid, racism, friendship, master and servant, interracial relations, civil rights, racial segregation, writers, racial issues, blacks and whites, discrimination, storytelling ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1963
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
...And the Earth Did Not Swallow Him (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Twelve-year-old Mexican-American Marcos (Jose Alcala) recalls the hardships of the previous year, reflecting on the arduous trek his migrant-worker family made from Texas to the Midwest during harvest season. Along the way, Marcos learns plenty ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: coming of age, immigrants, family relations, interracial relations, parents and children, down on your luck, racism, life is a bitch, rich and poor, working class, culture clash, youth ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: minnesota, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Foreign Student (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, USA, France, Italy, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A French football playing exchange student falls in love.
Style: contemplative, serious, emotional, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: interracial relations, college, society, social differences, couples, fall in love, romance, love and romance, lifestyle, opposites attract, youth, coming of age ...
Time: 50s, year 1955, 1950s
Place: france, virginia, paris france, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Education of Little Tree (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Little Tree is an 8-year-old Cherokee boy, who, during the time of the depression, loses his parents and starts to live with his Indian grandma and grandpa and learn the wisdom of the Cherokee way of life.
Style: touching, uplifting, scenic, melancholic, atmospheric ...
Plot: culture clash, starting over, society, racism, grandfather grandson relationship, native american, orphan, coming of age, life, courage, segregation, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
Place: appalachia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
A Raisin in the Sun (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Dreams can make a life worth living, but they can also be dashed by bad decisions. This is the crossroads whare the Younger family find themselves when their father passes away and leaves them with $10,000 in life insurance money. Should they buy a ...
Style: emotional, sincere, sentimental, touching, serious ...
Plot: racism, family relations, discrimination, injustice, follow your dream, rich and poor, parents and children, couple relations, single parent, social differences, interracial relations, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Dust (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A South African spinster (Jane Birkin) murders her father (Trevor Howard) after he rapes the wife of the black foreman for his plantation.
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: murder, strong female presence, crimes, boss and employee, parents and children, interracial relations, life is a bitch, obsession, graphic violence, workplace, deadly, farm ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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, art house, melancholic, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, obsession, siblings relations, teenage life, human nature, love and romance, single parent, coming of age, erotica, school, pregnancy, incest ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, tokyo, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 ...
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31%
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White Water (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: White Water is the story of a 7 year-old black kid in segregated 1963 Opelika, Alabama who becomes obsessed with the desire to taste the water from the "white's only" drinking fountain and sets out on a quest to do the unthinkable: ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: missing child, young heroes, parents and children, life is a bitch, family relations, discrimination, racism, interracial relations, obsession, family problems, youth, danger ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Little Jerusalem (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An orthodox Jewish teen living with her family in France attempts to balance her religious upbringing with her increasingly complex view of the outside world.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: self discovery, culture clash, opposites attract, crumbling marriage, love and romance, social differences, society, lifestyle, family problems, couples, infidelity, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, paris france, israel, middle east, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Simon & the Oaks (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Norway
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Epic story about two families and their friendship and common destiny in Sweden's Gothenburg in the 1940s and 1950s. Told from the perspective of young Simon Larsson, who learns that he's an adopted child who has a Jewish father from ...
Style: realistic, tense, psychological, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: coming of age, world war two, friendship, family relations, wartime life, society, culture clash, youth, working class, best friend, life is a bitch, social misfits ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 50s
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 457
Cotton Mary (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A British family is trapped between culture, tradition, and the colonial sins of the past.
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: infidelity, interracial relations, family relations, obsession, adoption, racism, working class, culture clash, parents and children, master and servant, babies and infants, hospital ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: india, england, europe, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Sudie and Simpson (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A television movie about the friendship that develops between a young white girl and an older black man in a racist, rural Georgia town during the 1940s.
Style: sincere, thought provoking, uplifting, serious, emotional ...
Plot: interracial relations, friendship, racism, false accusation, small town, life is a bitch, hopes, friends, family relations, social relations, human nature, society ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.5
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Go (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Isao Yukisada spins this gritty coming-of-age tale about Sugihara, a Japanese-born, third-generation Korean who struggles to find a place in a society that will not accept him. The film begins with Sugihara studying at a Korean junior high school ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: racism, coming of age, teenage love, parents and children, fish out of water, youth, society, boxing, high school life, teenage life, social differences, sport team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.5
 19K
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: touching, sentimental, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: arranged marriage, culture clash, immigrants, childhood, marriage, rebel, family life, newlyweds, parents and children, fish out of water, adolescence, acceptance ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, 21st century, 1990s ...
Place: new york, taj mahal, usa, india, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.4
 902
Mister Johnson (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In 1923 British Colonial Nigeria, Mister Johnson is an oddity -- an educated black man who doesn't really fit in with the natives or the British. He works for the local British magistrate, and considers himself English, though he has never been ...
Style: uplifting, atmospheric, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: worker, trafficking, wife beater, interracial relations, small town, unemployment, social differences, against the odds, society, misfit, discrimination, boss and employee ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: africa, nigeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: This film relates the story of a tightly connected Afro-American community informally called Colored Town where the inhabitants live and depend on each other in a world where racist oppression is everywhere, as told by a boy called Cliff who spent ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, uplifting, compassionate, serious ...
Plot: racism, family relations, discrimination, racial segregation, americana, interracial relations, social differences, injustice, youth, life is a bitch, teaching the ways of the world, family life ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 40s, 1950s, 70s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Rising Place (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The close friendship of two young women, each of a different race, and their struggle to find purpose in their lives during this time of social injustice and world war.
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic
Plot: fall in love, life is a bitch, friendship, feminism, social differences, human nature, society, working class, parents and children, interracial relations, soldier, family life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: mississippi, virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%