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A Day Without a Mexican (2004)
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A Day Without a Mexican (2004)
Original name: Un Día Sin Mexicanos
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA, Mexico, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: One morning, California wakes up to find that one-third of its population -- the Hispanic third -- has disappeared. A strange pink fog envelops the state, and communication outside its boundaries is completely cut off. The economic, political and social implications of this disaster threaten California's way of life, and for a group of disparate people (all white, except for one Latina), the cracks in their private lives are forced wide open.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, humorous, witty, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: racism, immigrants, society, culture clash, family relations, parents and children, injustice, life is a bitch, interracial relations, human nature, americana, state affairs, mexican, nanny, black market, husband wife relationship, politics, misfit, cooking and food, genocide, adoption, computers and web, midlife crisis, satire, mute or deaf ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and witty films with plots about society, culture clash, family relations, parents and children, immigrants, racism and interracial relations mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like A Day Without a Mexican: Good Fences (2003), Here and There (2009), James' Journey to Jerusalem (2003), American Chai (2001), Carbon Copy (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Good Fences (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Set in the 1970s, Tom Spader is an attorney who is determined to end what he has dubbed "the colored man's losing streak." When his winning of a high-profile case thrusts him into the limelight, he decides to moves his wife and their ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty, suspense ...
Plot: racism, family relations, ambition, against the odds, dysfunctional family, culture clash, social differences, lifestyle, rise to the top, society, couples, injustice ...
Time: 70s
Place: connecticut, usa
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95%
 6.3
 975
Here and There (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Serbia, USA, Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Here and There (Serbian: Tamo i ovde) is a Serbian film which was premiered at the Belgrade Film Festival FEST 2009. Here and There follows two interconnected stories on two different continents. Robert (Thornton), a depressed New Yorker, tries to ...
Style: sentimental, clever, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: immigrants, family relations, fish out of water, lifestyle, misfit, life is a bitch, eviction, disorder, culture clash, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, husband wife relationship, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, serbia, europe, belgrade
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
James' Journey to Jerusalem (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 91 min.
Story: During his journey to Jerusalem young James learns the meaning of being Israeli.
Style: realistic, humorous, thought provoking, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: friendship, change of luck, fish out of water, culture clash, society, racism, misfit, boss and employee, immigrants, social differences, teaching the ways of the world, satire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.3
 307
American Chai (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The film deals with an Indian American student who wanted to pursue his love of music over the more 'typical' academic endeavors of Indian Americans (e.g., medicine, engineering, law, and business).
Style: touching, humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic
Plot: college, lifestyle, follow your dream, culture clash, society, friendship, teenage life, parents and children, misfit, hopes, youth, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.7
 2K
Carbon Copy (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A white corporate executive is surprised to discover that he has a black teen-age son who can't wait to be adopted into the, almost-exclusively-white community of, San Marino, California.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspense, cynical ...
Plot: interracial relations, illegitimate son, farce, parents and children, suburbs, racism, teenage life, discrimination, suburban life, family life, social differences, satire ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Fast Food Nation (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Inspired by author Eric Schlosser's New York Times best-seller of the same name, director Richard Linklater's ensemble drama examines the health issues and social consequences of America's love affair with fast food and features an ...
Style: disturbing, semi serious, talky, clever, suspense ...
Plot: fast food restaurant, public health, hamburger, butcher, illegal immigration, junk food, boss and employee, americana, social problems, cooking and food, factory worker, realism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas, colorado, mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Six Degrees of Separation (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The story of a young, gay black con artist who, posing as the son of Sidney Poitier, cunningly maneuvers his way into the lives of a white, upper-class New York family.
Style: talky, semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Plot: high society, art, art dealer, social differences, crimes, social climbing, life is a bitch, dishonesty, investigation, uncover truth, con artists, yuppie ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Obama Effect (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A serious health scare ignites John Thomas, an insurance salesman in his 50s, to take a closer look at his life. Motivated by a misguided obsession with getting Barack Obama elected, John takes an overwhelming involvement in the Presidential ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, humorous
Plot: unfulfillment, society, couple relations, americana, parents and children, midlife crisis, family relations, couples, campaign, satire, election, presidential campaign ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Up and Down (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Milan and Goran are two criminals who smuggle illegal immigrants. One night after they complete a smuggle, they discover that one of the immigrants has left a baby behind. Milan and Goran decide to sell the baby to Lubos and Eman, who are ...
Style: humorous, clever, psychological, touching, realistic ...
Plot: immigrants, racism, family relations, reunion, adoption, terminal illness, parents and children, black market, society, love and romance, crimes, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: romania, thailand, germany, czech republic, prague ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 613
The Debut (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Filipino-American high school student Ben (Dante Mercado) works in a comic book shop to earn money to pay his way into Cal Arts. His father, a postman, is determined that his son--who has won a pre-med scholarship to UCLA--will become a doctor. The ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, touching
Plot: high school, culture clash, coming of age, friendship, school, high school life, looking for love, couples, family life, nightlife, teenage life, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Do the Right Thing (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone's hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence.
Style: talky, realistic, humorous, intense, controversial ...
Plot: african american, culture clash, police brutality, racism, pizzeria, money, heat, hip hop, prejudice, interracial relations, society, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.4
 797
Walkaway (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Walkaway, a light-comedy drama, mocks the clutches of social obligations on young Indian professionals settled in New York City.
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, romance, buddies, love and romance, lifestyle, society, family relations, couples, couple relations, parents and children, fall in love, interracial relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.2
 833
Freedom Song (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Freedom Song (2000) is a made-for-TV film based on true stories of the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi in the 1960s. It tells the story of the struggle of African Americans to register to vote in the fictional town of Quinlan. In the midst of ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, captivating, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: racism, fighting the system, interracial relations, life is a bitch, rebellion, teenage life, parents and children, injustice, society, hopes, politics, americana ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Second Civil War (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When a planeload of Pakistani orphans are shipped to his state for permanent relocation, the governor of Idaho (Beau Bridges, who won an Emmy) defies the president (Phil Hartman) and closes the state's border. News Net Television, a cable news ...
Style: cynical, biting, dark humor, futuristic, witty ...
Plot: politics, journalism, white house, translator, satire, terrorism, civil war, illegal immigration, militia, society, immigrants, betrayal ...
Time: future, 2000s
Place: idaho, middle east, usa, pakistan, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.4
 5K
The Comedy (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Indifferent to the notion of inheriting his father's estate, a restless, aging New Yorker passes time with his friends in games of mock sincerity, irreverence, and recreational cruelty towards those around them.
Style: thought provoking, cynical, realistic, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: introspection, estrangement, social decay, human nature, satire, shallowness, society, dull life, life is a bitch, father
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Pushing Hands (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Taiwan, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story is about an elderly Chinese tai chi chuan teacher and grandfather who emigrates from Beijing to live with his son, American daughter-in-law, and grandson in a New York City suburb. The grandfather is increasingly distanced from the family ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious, sentimental ...
Plot: martial arts, tai chi, culture clash, fish out of water, family relations, immigrants, parents and children, golden years, society, misfit, family life, human nature ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, china, usa, asia, new york state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.0
 504
Alila (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Life in a flimsy Tel Aviv apartment complex is a sour urban mosaic whose seedy characters, try as they might, can't get out of one another's faces. The character's lives overlap and collide. Gabi, a bobbed haired sexpot, and her lover ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: couple relations, family problems, family relations, immigrants, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, social relations, working class, human nature, infidelity, social differences, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Catfish in Black Bean Sauce (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: An African American couple (Winfield and Alice) adopt two orphans from a Vietnamese refugee camp. After twenty-two years, the children are reunited with their birth mother, bringing deeply submerged resentments and misconceptions to the surface and ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: culture clash, adoption, family relations, transvestism, interracial relations, dysfunctional family, human nature, racism, family life, parents and children, family gatherings, siblings relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Bread and Chocolate (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Italian immigrant tries to become a member of Swiss society but fails as a waiter and even as a chicken plucker. He then becomes involved with shady wealthy character and tries to hide his Italian identity. He refuses to give up no matter how awful ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, reflective, melancholic ...
Plot: immigrants, bittersweet, culture clash, misfit, rich and poor, down on your luck, human nature, fish out of water, unemployment, society, nothing goes right, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: switzerland, europe, italy, australia, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.8
 150
A Silent Love (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, Mexico
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Through an Internet service, a Montreal professor arranges for himself a Mexican bride. But both husband and wife, even with their good intentions, are in for a bumpy ride toward marital harmony.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: interracial relations, love triangle, family relations, looking for love, opposites attract, fall in love, human nature, parents and children, couple relations, social differences, couples, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: montreal, mexico, latin america, canada, montreal quebec canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.3
 2K
Diggers (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Diggers is a coming-of-age story directed by Katherine Dieckmann. It portrays four working-class friends who grow up in The Hamptons, on the South Shore of Long Island, New York, as clam diggers in 1976. Their fathers were clam diggers as well as ...
Style: humorous, touching, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, parents and children, americana, social differences, social relations, love and romance, youth, save the day, family relations, father son relationship, coping ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.7
 725
Popi (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Abraham is a Puerto Rican single parent with two boys. He is becoming very worried about them living in their run down neighborhood when one day he notices that Cubans who escape are lionized and given exceptional benefits. He thinks up a plot to ...
Style: witty, offbeat, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: single father, latin, cons and scams, survival, parents and children, chance, family relations, urban ghetto, adoption, danger, society, immigrants ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, florida, harlem, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Diary of a Tired Black Man (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Diary of a Tired Black Man is a simple story about the complex relationships between black men and black women.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: interracial relations, opposites attract, social differences, looking for love, society, romance, love and romance, couples, male female relationship, husband wife relationship, african american, black woman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.0
 10K
The Candidate (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Bill McKay is a candidate for the U.S. Senate from California. He has no hope of winning, so he is willing to tweak the establishment.
Style: witty, thought provoking, realistic, cynical, talky ...
Plot: politics, campaign, election, idealism, rise to the top, americana, republican, democrat, liberal, state affairs, satire, u.s. senator ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, san francisco, san diego california, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Milagro Beanfield War (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In Milagro, a small town in the American Southwest, Ladd Devine plans to build a major new resort development. While activist Ruby Archuleta and lawyer/newspaper editor Charlie Bloom realize that this will result in the eventual displacement of the ...
Style: touching, semi serious, captivating, humorous, inspirational ...
Plot: small town, ethnic conflict, village life, small town life, politics, racial tension, police, farm, racism, water, justice, magic ...
Time: 80s
Place: new mexico, usa, mexico, texas, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.7
 5K
The North (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Brother and sister Enrique and Rosa flee persecution at home in Guatemala and journey north, through Mexico and on to the United States, with the dream of starting a new life.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, emotional, touching ...
Plot: immigrants, american dream, village, illegal immigration, immigration, culture clash, parents and children, siblings relations, americana, politics, on the run, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico, los angeles, usa, latin america, central america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, India, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A story centered around an Indian family who moves to France and opens a restaurant across the street from a Michelin-starred French restaurant.
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: cooking and food, restaurant, culture clash, chef, rivalry, cooking, immigrants, family relations, interracial relations, village, prejudice, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 19th century
Place: france, india, paris france, london, south of france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.9
 425
Cut Loose (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A journalist is about to settle with his girlfriend when his life and views get shaken up by the young and beautiful Pakistani refugee Nadia. At work his ideals are more and more confronted with the harsh reality of modern urban society, while his ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching ...
Plot: racism, journalism, media, life is a bitch, society, self discovery, introspection, misfit, unfulfillment, hopes, immigrants, impossible love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.8
 24K
Bulworth (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A suicidally disillusioned liberal politician puts a contract out on himself and takes the opportunity to be bluntly honest with his voters by affecting the rhythms and speech of hip-hop music and culture.
Style: witty, humorous, thought provoking, satirical, clever ...
Plot: politics, liberal, hip hop, political satire, political corruption, senator, interracial romance, insurance, romance, americana, fighting the system, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, washington d.c., united states ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.1
 2K
Mind the Gap (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Two girls of different background, one a immigrant from Turkey and the other a girl that needs to get out of her fathers shadow both apply to the police academy were they become close friends.
Style: realistic, humorous, sentimental, semi serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: starting over, lifestyle, social differences, friendship, hopes, officers and cadets, fish out of water, culture clash, family life, society, academy, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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