Movies like Disgrace

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Disgrace (2008)
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Disgrace (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, South Africa
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Disgrace is the story of a South African professor of English who loses everything: his reputation, his job, his peace of mind, his good looks, his dreams of artistic success, and finally even his ability to protect his cherished daughter. After having an affair with a student, he moves to the Eastern Cape, where he gets caught up in a mess of post-apartheid politics.
Style: psychological, sincere, thought provoking, rough, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: forbidden love, racism, interracial relations, love affair, society, power relations, isolation, gang, father daughter relationship, rape, violence, beating, lesbian, teachers and students, sexual content, apartheid, sex, dog, prostitute, pregnancy, student, teacher, car, police, college ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: africa, south africa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, sincere and thought provoking films with plots about society, interracial relations, racism, life is a bitch, family relations, murder and youth mostly in Drama, Thriller and Romance genres. Some movies like Disgrace: Chocolate (1988), The Negro (2002), American History X (1998), Gardens of the Night (2008), Dust (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Chocolate (1988)
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 ...
Style: touching, realistic, contemplative, thought provoking, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: interracial relations, racism, colonialism, coming of age, culture clash, jazz, parents and children, discrimination, social differences, family relations, power relations, imperialism ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, 80s
Place: africa, france, paris france
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The Negro (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A black teenager vandalizes a racist lawn ornament.
Style: disturbing, sincere, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: racism, violence, uncover truth, interracial relations, police investigation, murder, vandalism, law enforcement, life is a bitch, society, crimes, countryside ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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78%
American History X (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Derek Vineyard is paroled after serving 3 years in prison for killing two thugs who tried to break into/steal his truck. Through his brother, Danny Vineyard's narration, we learn that before going to prison, Derek was a skinhead and the leader ...
Style: rough, serious, cerebral, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: skinhead, racism, prison, juvenile delinquency, prison rape, nazism, hate, gang, youth, crimes, prejudice, rape ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, los angeles, california, united states, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Gardens of the Night (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After being abducted as children, and suffering years of abuse, a teenage boy and girl find themselves living on the street.
Style: serious, bleak, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Plot: child prostitution, child abduction, hiding place, beating, sexual abuse, pedophile, kidnapping, confined, haunted by the past, pimp, kidnapper, violence ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, pennsylvania, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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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: bleak, emotional, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, workplace, society, interracial relations, obsession, sexual abuse, parents and children, boss and employee, crimes, life is a bitch, graphic violence, power relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: africa, south africa
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74%
A Dry White Season (1989)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Taking place during the 1976 Soweto uprising, the story follows a white school teacher whose life and values are threatened when he asks questions about the death of a young black boy who died in police custody.
Style: emotional, disturbing, thought provoking, rough, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, legal, interracial relations, fighting the system, society, crimes, rebellion, injustice, discrimination, lawyer, graphic violence, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: south africa, africa, canada, england, new jersey ...
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67%
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Conrack (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A young, white teacher is assigned to an isolated island off the coast of South Carolina populated mostly by poor black families. He finds that the basically illiterate, neglected children there know so little of the world outside their island.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, feel good, sincere ...
Plot: school, island, interracial relations, family relations, racism, teacher, power relations, culture clash, teachers and students, high school life, college life, human spirit ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1969
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
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66%
Mandela and de Klerk (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Sidney Poitier and Michael Caine both received Emmy nominations for their performances in this made-for-TV movie. The plot follows Nelson Mandela's 27-year struggle to end apartheid.
Style: emotional, disturbing, sincere, contemplative, thought provoking ...
Plot: prison, racism, discrimination, head of state, life is a bitch, society, state affairs, hopes, political unrest, false accusation, politics, against humanity ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 70s
Place: south africa, africa
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65%
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Wajma, an Afghan Love Story (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Afghanistan, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It’s snowing in Kabul, and gregarious waiter Mustafa charms a pretty student named Wajma. The pair begin a clandestine relationship—they’re playful and passionate but ever mindful of the societal rules they are breaking. After Wajma discovers ...
Style: captivating, realistic, psychological, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: pregnancy, student, family relations, parents and children, forbidden love, life turned upside down, society, honor, love, rivalry, couples, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan
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64%
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Kin (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: While on a hunt for elephant poachers in Namibia, a white female conservationist and a black lawyer fall for each other despite the condemnation by the local community.
Style: sentimental, emotional, captivating, touching, sexual ...
Plot: interracial relations, fall in love, danger, society, animal life, isolation, love, bigotry, poaching, environmentalism, misfit, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Charlie's Country (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Blackfella Charlie is getting older, and he's out of sorts. The intervention is making life more difficult on his remote community, what with the proper policing of whitefella laws that don't generally make much sense, and Charlie's ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, thought provoking, serious, psychological ...
Plot: racism, introspection, society, against the rules, culture clash, wilderness, social misfits, escapades, elderly, aborigine, semi autobiographical, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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, rebellion, life is a bitch, americana, teenage life, parents and children, society, hopes, politics, discrimination ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.3
 442
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, psychological, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, teenage life, self discovery, coming of age, youth, racism, social differences, lacrosse, family relations, interracial relations, power relations, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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57%
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Walkout (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Walkout is the true story of a young Mexican American high school teacher, Sal Castro. He mentors a group of students in East Los Angeles, when the students decide to stage a peaceful walkout to protest the injustices of the public school system. ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, sincere, thought provoking
Plot: discrimination, society, rebellion, politics, righting the wronged, teachers and students, lifestyle, fighting the system, dedicated educator, rebelliousness, high school life, racism ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Blue Eyes (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Before his compulsory retirement, on his last day of work, Marshall, JFK airport's chief Immigration officer, detains a group of Latin Americans and expose them to a series of humiliating situations. Blinded by prejudice, Marshall ends up by ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, touching, psychological ...
Plot: redemption, haunted by the past, prostitute, introspection, society, police, racism, xenophobia, murder, journey, release from prison, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil
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55%
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Luna Park (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Russia
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Andrei is the head of a gang of antisemitic skinheads clinging to the old communist ideals in post-Communist Moscow. When he learns that his long lost father actually is a Jewish bohemian living in Moscow, rather than an Afghanistan war hero, he ...
Style: thought provoking, contemplative, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: gang, family relations, kgb, anti semitism, racism, skinhead, interracial relations, human nature, social decay, parents and children, self discovery, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: russia, ussr, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania, Sweden, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A teenager prisoner awaits his release when two weeks before that happens he's told that his mother is returned home. Meanwhile, he finds himself in love with a Sociology student, Ana, working in the penitentiary as an intern.
Style: rough, touching, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, prison life, redemption, teenage love, society, hopes, confined, parents and children, forbidden love, unfulfilled love, bittersweet, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: romania, europe
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52%
 6.9
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Skirt Day (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A troubled and emotionally fragile woman finds herself at the center of a firestorm, in this gut-wrenching psychological drama.
Style: psychological, disturbing, thought provoking, rough, emotional ...
Plot: hostage, teachers and students, juvenile delinquency, hardcase students, youth, mentally unstable, high school, breaking point, life is a bitch, society, immigrants, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Timepiece (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in the 1940's, James Earl Jones as an an old clockmaker faces racism and is tried for murder when the racist is killed. However, Kevin Kilner comes forward and claims to have commmitted the crime in self defense. All the while, ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic
Plot: racism, self defense, family relations, murder, faith, society, false accusation, family life, life is a bitch, dishonesty, husband wife relationship, redemption ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
10,000 Black Men Named George (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the 1920s, the rights of American workers to join a labor union was still considered an open question, and African-Americans were routinely denied their civil and economic rights. 10,000 Black Men Named George, the title, refers to the fact ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, thought provoking, tense, serious ...
Plot: labor union, interracial relations, rise to the top, ambition, fighting the system, injustice, social decay, rebellion, workplace, dishonesty, journalism, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 30s
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51%
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Combat Girls (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Marisa, a 20-year-old German girl, hates foreigners, Jews, cops, and everyone she finds guilty for the decline of her country. She provokes, drinks, fights and her next tattoo will be a portrait of Adolf Hitler. The only place she feels home is the ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, tense, rough, realistic ...
Plot: racism, hate, ideology, refugee, neo nazi, gang, friendship, counterculture, youth, crimes, society, combat ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany
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51%
The Last Best Sunday (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A Hispanic teenager hides out from the law in the home of a good-natured, but rebellious, Caucasian teenage girl after killing two rednecks whom beat him up and left him for dead, leading to a collision of cultures between the two youths.
Style: psychological, disturbing, touching, tense, serious ...
Plot: small town, forbidden love, interracial relations, racism, murder, on the run, teenage life, small town life, social differences, when the parents are away, vengeance, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
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51%
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Brick Lane (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The grind of daily life as a Brick Lane Bangladessi as seen through the eyes of Nazneen (Chatterjee), who at 17 enters an arranged marriage with Chanu (Kaushik). Years later, living in east London with her family, she meets a young man Karim ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, psychological, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: arranged marriage, immigrants, love triangle, love affair, family relations, society, village, fall in love, racism, sister sister relationship, drowning, loss of mother ...
Time: contemporary, september 11 2001
Place: london, bangladesh, europe, england, buckingham palace
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Waiting for the Barbarians (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: At an isolated frontier outpost, a colonial magistrate suffers a crisis of conscience when an army colonel arrives looking to interrogate the locals about an impending uprising, using cruel tactics that horrify the magistrate.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, realistic, suspense, serious
Plot: barbarian, danger, forbidden love, social decay, society, isolation, love affair, disorder, life is a bitch, couples, self sacrifice, colonization ...
Place: east asia
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47%
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Gran Torino (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Walt Kowalski is a widower who holds onto his prejudices despite the changes in his Michigan neighborhood and the world around him. Kowalski is a grumpy, tough-minded, unhappy old man who can't get along with either his kids or his neighbors. ...
Style: serious, emotional, thought provoking, suspenseful, contemplative ...
Plot: gang, veteran, gunfight, friendship, interracial relations, elderly, pride and honor, immigrants, neighbor, visceral, prejudice, rape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa
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46%
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: sincere, disturbing, suspense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: family life, family relations, power relations, family problems, domestic disturbance, social differences, racism, political unrest, discrimination, interracial relations, moral dilemma, culture clash ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: kenya, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Love and Bruises (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: China, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Hua, a young woman from Beijing, is a recent arrival in Paris. Exiled in an unknown city, she wanders between her tiny apartment and the university, drifting between former lovers and recent French acquaintances. She meets Matthieu, a young worker ...
Style: serious, realistic, sexual, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: love affair, sexual relations, destructive relationship, sexual content, couples, couple relations, fish out of water, sex scene, rape, love and romance, fall in love, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Cry, the Beloved Country (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A South-African preacher goes to search for his wayward son who has committed a crime in the big city.
Style: thought provoking, touching, captivating, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: interracial relations, racism, murder, apartheid, priest, politics, self discovery, city life, introspection, courtroom drama, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1946, 19th century
Place: south africa, africa
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43%
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Gospel Hill (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Gospel Hill tells the intersecting story of two men in the fictional South Carolina town of Julia. Danny Glover plays John Malcolm, the son of a slain civil rights activist. Jack Herrod (Tom Bower) is the former sheriff who never got to the bottom ...
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: racism, interracial relations, small town, assassination, life is a bitch, who done it, haunted by the past, crimes, uncover truth, injustice, mystery, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 1960s, 60s, 2000s
Place: south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
In My Country (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Ireland, South Africa
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An American reporter and an Afrikaans poet meet and fall in love while covering South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings.
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, thought provoking, realistic
Plot: journalism, interracial relations, politics, justice, apartheid, social decay, african american, racism, discrimination, injustice, hopes, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1996, year 1995
Place: south africa, africa, chile, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%