Movies like Daughters of the Dust

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Daughters of the Dust (1991)
 6.6
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Daughters of the Dust (1991)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Languid look at the Gullah culture of the sea islands off the coast of South Carolina and Georgia where African folk-ways were maintained well into the 20th Century and was one of the last bastion of these mores in America.
Style: sentimental, touching, uplifting, atmospheric, serious, emotional, realistic, contemplative, feminist film, lyrical ...
Plot: island, family relations, family gatherings, rape, mysticism, slavery, culture clash, ocean or sea, racism, religions or cults, interracial relations, family life, discrimination, family problems, social differences, society, human nature, couples, lifestyle, immigrants, isolation, americana, family in crisis, social relations, female director ...
Time: 1900s, future
Place: usa, south carolina

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Most similar movies to Daughters of the Dust

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, culture clash, love and romance, society, storytelling, mentor and family mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like Daughters of the Dust: Shadow Magic (2000), Mississippi Masala (1991), Mandingo (1975), Feast of All Saints (2001), Belizaire the Cajun (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Shadow Magic (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: China, Germany, Taiwan, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Beijing, 1902: an enterprising young portrait photographer named Liu Jinglun, keen on new technology, befriends a newly-arrived Englishman who's brought projector, camera, and Lumière-brothers' shorts to open the Shadow Magic theater. ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, light ...
Plot: friendship, culture clash, romance, lifestyle, social differences, introspection, love and romance, society, filmmaking, human nature, unfulfilled love, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 19th century, turn of the century, 1890s, 1900s ...
Place: china, asia, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, uplifting, realistic, compassionate, serious ...
Plot: racism, family relations, discrimination, racial segregation, americana, interracial relations, social differences, society, youth, life is a bitch, injustice, family life ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 40s, 1950s, 70s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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 ⇓
68%
 6.3
 3K
Mandingo (1975)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A slave owner in the 1840s trains one of his slaves to be a bare-knuckle fighter.
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: interracial romance, interracial relations, slave trade, african american, slavery, gambling, interracial sex, crumbling marriage, opposites attract, discrimination, racism, destructive relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: usa, louisiana, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Feast of All Saints (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Set in nineteenth-century New Orleans, the story depicts the gens de couleur libre, or the Free People of Colour, a dazzling yet damned class caught between the world of white privilege and black oppression.
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: interracial relations, racism, human spirit, social differences, parents and children, discrimination, hopes, life is a bitch, injustice, family relations, sexual content, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, haiti
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Belizaire the Cajun (1986)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In 19th-century Louisiana's Cajun country, Belizaire (Armand Assante) is the informal spokesman for his citizens, who don't see eye to eye with local racists who wish to eradicate all Cajuns. Complicating matters is the fact that ...
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: racism, village, cajun, interracial relations, crimes, on the run, life is a bitch, investigation, society, dishonesty, police corruption, murder ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: louisiana, usa, tokyo, egypt, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.9
 1K
Savannah (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Savannah is the true story of Ward Allen, a romantic and bombastic character who rejects his plantation heritage for the freedom of life on a river. Ward navigates the change of early 20th century America on the wrong side of the law and society, ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, stylized, serious
Plot: friendship, interracial relations, society, justice, storytelling, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, doctor, mother daughter relationship, guilt, father daughter relationship, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, year 1958, year 1954, year 1918
Place: usa, oxford university, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Prince of Tides (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A troubled man talks to his suicidal sister's psychiatrist about their family history and falls in love with her in the process.
Style: emotional, psychological, touching, contemplative, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dysfunctional family, psychiatrist, self discovery, island, haunted by the past, domestic violence, family relations, therapy, poet, football, extramarital affair, coach ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, south carolina, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Rachel Getting Married (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A young woman who has been in and out from rehab for the past 10 years returns home for the weekend for her sister's wedding.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, talky ...
Plot: wedding, dysfunctional family, drug addiction, sister sister relationship, wedding preparations and rituals, addiction, family problems, life is a bitch, estrangement, favoritism among siblings, family secret, self destructing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: connecticut, usa, hawaii, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.6
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The Choice (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Travis and Gabby first meet as neighbors in a small coastal town and wind up in a relationship that is tested by life's most defining events.
Style: emotional, romantic, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: love, fall in love, couple relations, couples, love and romance, destiny, true love, moral dilemma, romance, friendship, life & death, love triangle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1946, year 1989, year 1988
Place: north carolina, usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Hester Street (1975)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Steven Keats plays a Russian emigre who prides himself on the way he's molded himself into a real Yankee in the USA, though the world he lives in, New York's Lower East Side in the late 19th century, is almost exclusively populated by ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, emotional, touching ...
Plot: rabbi, loan, family relations, immigrants, infidelity, culture clash, new wave, family life, self discovery, human nature, matchmaking, couples ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 1890s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city, egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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 ⇓
41%
 5.5
 531
Finding Home (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Inheriting her grandmother's remote island Inn causes Amanda to re-evaluate her life and decisions.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, gloomy
Plot: haunted by the past, family relations, island, dysfunctional family, self discovery, homecoming, uncover truth, family problems, couples, family life, parents and children, introspection ...
Time: contemporary
Place: maine, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
What's Cooking? (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In LA's Fairfax district, where ethnic groups abound, four households celebrate Thanksgiving amidst family tensions. In the Nguyen family, the children's acculturation and immigrant parents' fears collide. In the Avila family, ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, thanksgiving, pregnancy, culture clash, family problems, americana, family life, family gatherings, couple relations, parents and children, love affair, estrangement ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Ae Fond Kiss... (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, Germany, Spain, Belgium
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young man upsets his Punjabi family when he falls in love with an Irish schoolteacher.
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional, serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: muslim, culture clash, racism, family relations, romance, arranged marriage, forbidden love, tragic love, society, immigrants, marriage, irish ...
Time: 70s
Place: scotland, manchester, spain, glasgow scotland, pakistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Stella (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Barmaid Stella Claire and blueblood Stephen Dallas have very little in common -- except they've fallen in love. When their relationship fails, Stella decides to raise the child they had, Jenny, alone. But Jenny and Stella are far from the ...
Style: emotional, serious, sentimental, captivating, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: single parent, pregnancy, working class, breakup, society, starting over, love and romance, youth, moral dilemma, parents and children, family life, family problems ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Dancing at Lughnasa (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Five unmarried sisters make the most of their simple existence in rural Ireland in the 1930s.
Style: realistic, sentimental, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Plot: aunt niece relationship, family relations, family life, parents and children, siblings relations, human nature, life is a bitch, love and romance, sibling relationship, brother sister relationship, sister sister relationship, village ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1936
Place: ireland, africa, europe, spain, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Courage to Love (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In 19th century New Orleans creole Henriette must choose between love and devotion to the church. Neither choice is going to be easy, as there is great opposition to her ideas of breaking traditions.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: fighting the system, interracial relations, injustice, discrimination, social differences, rebellion, life is a bitch, romance, society, lovers reunited, social decay, culture clash ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: interracial relations, family relations, slave, slavery, working class, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, bittersweet, injustice, friends, family problems, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: virginia, alabama, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Widow of Saint-Pierre (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In 1850, on the isolated French island of Saint-Pierre, a murder shocks the natives. Two fishermen are arrested. One of them, Louis Ollivier, dies in custody. The other, Neel Auguste, is sentenced to death by the guillotine. The island is so small ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, compassionate, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, redemption, prison, tragic love, island, death row, death sentence, introspection, romance, isolation, destiny, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1950s, 50s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
A Price Above Rubies (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: About a young woman who is married to a devout Jew and the problems that trouble their marriage because of the woman wanting something more out of her life.
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, light, serious ...
Plot: self discovery, love and romance, infidelity, love affair, introspection, jewelry, interracial relations, women, stereotypes, job, loneliness, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, israel, lower east side manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Double Happiness (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Jade Li is a feisty, 20-something Chinese Canadian, trying to achieve that happy medium between giving in to her parent's wishes and fulfilling her own needs and desires - double happiness. Naturally, something's got to give and when love ...
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: culture clash, immigrants, family relations, interracial romance, audition, bittersweet, family, opposites attract, society, romance, genie, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Myth of Fingerprints (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a New England dysfunctional family gathers for Thanksgiving, past demons reveal themselves as one son returns for the first time in three years.
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, intense, melancholic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, reunion, human nature, crumbling marriage, parents and children, dealing with death, estrangement, siblings relations, eccentric family, family life, thanksgiving, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new england, usa, maine, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Beloved Sisters (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Germany, Austria, Switzerland
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A love triangle forms between post-Enlightenment writer Friedrich Schiller and two sisters -- one who became his wife, and the other, his biographer.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, gloomy
Plot: love triangle, family relations, aristocrat, fall in love, love affair, family life, romance, love and romance, sister sister relationship, secret, husband wife relationship, friendship ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1790s
Place: germany, swiss alps, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.3
 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 ⇓
38%
 6.9
 5K
Golden Door (2006)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The story is set at the beginning of the 20th century in Sicily. Salvatore, a very poor farmer, and a widower, decides to emigrate to the US with all his family, including his old mother. Before they embark, they meet Lucy. She is supposed to be a ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, serious, captivating ...
Plot: immigrants, hopes, social relations, starting over, society, superstition, tradition, quarantine, ship, parent child relationship, emigration, family history ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s, 1900s, turn of the century ...
Place: usa, sicily, new york, atlantic ocean, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Sunshine State (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A woman and her new husband returns to her hometown roots in coastal northern Florida, and must deal with family, business, and encroaching real estate development.
Style: dark humor, touching, sincere, witty, realistic ...
Plot: small town, architect, rebellion, fighting the system, social differences, haunted by the past, love affair, americana, social relations, childhood sweetheart, old love, homecoming ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa, puerto rico, bolivia, peru ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.0
 2K
Guinevere (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young girl from an affluent family rebels and becomes involved with a much older photographer.
Style: sentimental, touching, disturbing, emotional, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, photographer, love and romance, social differences, parents and children, society, art, dysfunctional family, wedding, family relations, bohemian, protege ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, usa, california, los angeles, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Nothing But a Man (1964)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A proud black man and his school-teacher wife face discriminatory challenges in 1960s America.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, clever, sincere ...
Plot: discrimination, family relations, pursuit, interracial relations, couple relations, small town, social differences, working class, small town life, manhood, social relations, troublemaker ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: alabama, usa, united states, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.2
 10K
Bella (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An international soccer star is on his way to sign a multimillion dollar contract when something happens that brings his career to an abrupt end. A beautiful waitress, struggling to make it in New York City, discovers something about herself that ...
Style: touching, emotional, uplifting, melancholic, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: pregnancy, lifestyle, love affair, self discovery, family relations, abortion, restaurant, haunted by the past, destiny, beach, soccer, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%