Movies like Do the Right Thing

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Do the Right Thing (1989)
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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: realistic, talky, intense, humorous, political, sincere, atmospheric, thought provoking, clever, stylized ...
Plot: police brutality, racism, pizzeria, culture clash, hip hop, heat wave, prejudice, pizza, african american, society, buddies, urban ghetto life, police, boycott, violence, gangsters, civil rights, radio, interracial relations, family business, racial slur, ghetto, summer, black man, sexual content ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city

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Most similar movies to Do the Right Thing

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and talky films with plots about culture clash, mentor, dialogue, catastrophe, society, greed and storytelling mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Do the Right Thing: School Daze (1988), Crooklyn (1994), I'm Not Rappaport (1996), Jungle Fever (1991), SubUrbia (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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School Daze (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In the South of the United States are taking place confrontations between two groups of students who have different ideas and are not able to accept the one of the oponent.
Style: thought provoking, satirical, unusual plot structure, visually appealing, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, school, coming of age, male nudity, fraternity, sorority, mentor, fight scenes, first contact, gangsters, music, hip hop ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, new jersey, atlanta
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95%
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Crooklyn (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: From Spike Lee comes this vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school-teacher, her stubborn jazz-musician husband and their five kids living in '70s Brooklyn.
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, stylized, light ...
Plot: coming of age, parenthood, dysfunctional family, poverty, child's point of view, family relations, parents and children, black people, family problems, school, teenage life, couple relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, tokyo, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
I'm Not Rappaport (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Old Nat Moyer is a talker, a philosopher, and a troublemaker with a fanciful imagination. His companion is Midge Carter, who is half-blind, but still the super of an apartment house. When he is threatened with retirement, Nat battles on his behalf. ...
Style: humorous, feel good, talky, not serious, witty ...
Plot: friendship, aging, life philosophy, odd couple, partners, elderly, couples, retiring, crimes, apartment building, lie, african american ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 6.6
 18K
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, thought provoking ...
Plot: interracial romance, architect, romance, interracial relations, racism, drug addiction, love affair, black man white woman relationship, prejudice, infidelity, social differences, society ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, harlem, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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 10K
SubUrbia (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A group of suburban teenagers try to support each other through the difficult task of becoming adults.
Style: talky, realistic, disturbing, ironic, intellectual ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: punk, slacker, drug addiction, teenager, friendship, coming of age, marijuana, suburbs, male nudity, adaptation, adolescence, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, usa, texas, new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 7.1
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Henry Fool (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: An egocentric bum transforms the lives of a shy New Jersey garbageman and his sister.
Style: sexy, talky, stylized, humorous, allegory ...
Plot: suicide, suburbs, writer's life, bittersweet, poetry, writers, violence, promiscuity, janitor, strip club, death of mother, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa, stockholm sweden, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Brooklyn Lobster (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Giorgio's Lobster Farm has been a tradition in Brooklyn for over 65 years. Manned by an eccentric crew and serving the best seafood in the state
Style: humorous, emotional, atmospheric, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: family business, save the day, family relations, family problems, restaurant, working class, society, estrangement, family in crisis, parents and children, siblings relations, bank ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Hangin' with the Homeboys (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two African-Americans and two Puerto-Ricans (though one pretends to be Italian) go out on the town on a Friday night. They will be forced to get to know each other, and even worst, learn to like each other as friends
Style: realistic, semi serious, talky, feel good, touching ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: friends, hip hop culture, gangsters, police, subway, friendship, interracial relations, bittersweet, urban ghetto, couples, partners, womanizer ...
Time: 90s
Place: bronx new york city, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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Prince Avalanche (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two highway road workers spend the summer of 1988 away from their city lives. The isolated landscape becomes a place of misadventure as the men find themselves at odds with each other and the women they left behind.
Style: road movie, talky, philosophical, humorous, atmospheric ...
Plot: friendship, wilderness, highway, camping, truck, isolation, character study, forest, workplace, workplace situations, buddies, driver ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988
Place: texas, austin texas, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Matt and Christina Drayton are a couple whose attitudes are challenged when their daughter brings home a fiancé who is black.
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, compassionate, intense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: interracial relations, racism, miscegenation, culture clash, romance, doctor, interracial marriage, liberal, widower, vacation, maid, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 5.3
 8K
She Hate Me (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Fired from his job, a former executive turns to impregnating wealthy lesbians for profit.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: lesbian, workplace, investigation, sexuality, workplace situations, couple relations, rise and fall, workplace intrigue, unemployment, false accusation, down on your luck, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 5.2
 6K
Girl 6 (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Girl 6 is a 1996 American film by director Spike Lee about a phone sex operator. Theresa Randle played the title character, and playwright Suzan-Lori Parks wrote the screenplay. The soundtrack is composed entirely of songs written by Prince. The ...
Style: sexy, surreal, talky, melancholic, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: phone sex, friendship, unlikely friendships, neighbor, thirtysomething life, lifestyle, boss and employee, workplace situations, gangsters, women, nudity (full frontal - brief), satire ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.9
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Gridlock'd (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After a friend overdoses, Spoon and Stretch decide to kick their drug habits and attempt to enroll in a government detox program. Their efforts are hampered by seemingly endless red tape, as they are shuffled from one office to another while being ...
Style: humorous, talky, harsh, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: drug addiction, addiction, heroin, hip hop, drug abuse, drugs, murder, brutality, culture clash, crime gone awry, justice, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, detroit, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
The Squid and the Whale (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Based on the true childhood experiences of Noah Baumbach and his brother, The Squid and the Whale tells the touching story of two young boys dealing with their parents divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980's.
Style: talky, sincere, depressing, absurd, thought provoking ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: divorce, dysfunctional family, coming of age, infidelity, adultery, father son relationship, teenager, writers, museum, childhood, marriage, teacher student relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.3
 31K
Barbershop (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A day in the life of a barbershop on the south side of Chicago. Calvin, who inherited the struggling business from his deceased father, views the shop as nothing but a burden and waste of his time. After selling the shop to a local loan shark, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, touching, satirical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hairdresser, workplace, family business, catastrophe, beauty salon, buddies, society, family relations, workplace situations, debt, money raising, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, new jersey, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 5.6
 777
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, witty, humorous, suspense ...
Plot: racism, family relations, ambition, against the odds, lifestyle, rise to the top, culture clash, social differences, dysfunctional family, racial prejudice, injustice, couples ...
Time: 70s
Place: connecticut, usa
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76%
 6.3
 5K
The Brothers (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: This is the story of four African-American "yuppies" (a banker, a doctor, a lawyer, and a "playboy") who call themselves "The Brothers". When the playboy gets engaged, the other three friends find themselves having to ...
Style: romantic, melancholic, light, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: friendship, relationships, african american, marriage, women, brothers, stereotypes, lifestyle, love and romance, battle of the sexes, singleness, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 7.4
 11K
Trust (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: After being thrown away from home, pregnant high school dropout Maria meets Matthew, a highly educated and extremely moody electronics repairman. The two begin an unusual romance built on their sense of mutual admiration and trust.
Style: realistic, talky, humorous, clever, witty ...
Plot: age difference, love and romance, coming of age, dysfunctional family, bittersweet, dark humor, redemption, great dialogue, melancholy, creativity, life & death, parenthood ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, long island, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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In the Company of Men (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two business executives--one an avowed misogynist, the other recently emotionally wounded by his love interest--set out to exact revenge on the female gender by seeking out the most innocent, uncorrupted girl they can find and ruining her life.
Style: disturbing, cynical, psychological, suspense, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: secretary, betrayal, misogynist, sexism, revenge, love, manipulation, greed, relationships, rivalry, dark humor, brutality ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
My Dinner with Andre (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Wallace Shawn and Andre Gregory, apparently playing themselves, share their lives over the course of an evening meal at a restaurant.
Style: thought provoking, philosophical, intellectual, surreal, sexy ...
Plot: restaurant, food, philosophy, existentialism, stream of consciousness, mysticism, jewish, technology, humanity, death, bittersweet, melancholy ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, contemporary
Place: poland, new york, manhattan new york city, usa, sahara
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75%
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He Got Game (1998)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A basketball player's father must try to convince him to go to a college so he can get a shorter sentence.
Style: inspirational, captivating, thought provoking, rough, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: basketball, prison, sport, redemption, college, dysfunctional family, father son relationship, forgiveness, released from prison, parent child relationship, rejection, warden ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 7.1
 16K
Trees Lounge (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tommy has lost his job, his love and his life. He lives in a small apartment above the Trees Lounge, a bar which he frequents along with a few other regulars without lives. He gets a job driving an ice cream truck and ends up getting involved with ...
Style: talky, gloomy, thought provoking, art house, visually appealing ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, drugs, drug addiction, addiction, small town, self discovery, older man younger woman relationship, alcoholic, sarcasm, dark hero, stereotypes, mental illness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Stranger Than Paradise (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Rootless Hungarian émigré Willie, his pal Eddie, and visiting sixteen-year-old cousin Eva always manage to make the least of any situation, whether aimlessly traversing the drab interiors and environs of New York City, Cleveland, or an anonymous ...
Style: road movie, art house, thought provoking, bleak, melancholic ...
Plot: immigrants, road trip, culture clash, friendship, self discovery, partners, coming of age, immigration, loneliness, snow, small town, unlikely friendships ...
Time: year 1984, 80s, 20th century
Place: florida, new jersey, tokyo, new york, hungary ...
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73%
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Malcolm X (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 202 min.
Story: A tribute to the controversial black activist and leader of the struggle for black liberation. He hit bottom during his imprisonment in the '50s, he became a Black Muslim and then a leader in the Nation of Islam. His assassination in 1965 left ...
Style: inspirational, epic, political, factual, intense ...
Plot: racism, civil rights, african american, politics, civil rights movement, islam, black history, assassination, prison, muslim, police brutality, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 50s, 60s, 1920s ...
Place: usa, africa, harlem, new york, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 7.2
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29th Street (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Based on the life of Frank Pesce (Danny Aiello), an actor who won $6 million in the first New York State Lottery in 1976, this comedy focuses on the tight-knit Italian-American neighborhood in Brooklyn where Pesce grew up. It's also the story ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, cult film, offbeat
Plot: christmas, gambling, lottery, luck, police station, father son relationship, lottery winner, atmosphere, dysfunctional family, empire, con artists, gangsters ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 5.3
 2K
Whiteboyz (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In a virtually all-white Iowa town, Flip daydreams of being a hip-hop star, hanging with Snoop Doggy Dogg and Dr. Dre. He practices in front of a mirror and with his two pals, James and Trevor. He talks Black slang, he dresses Black. He's also ...
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous, cynical, witty ...
Plot: hip hop, small town, friendship, follow your dream, fish out of water, culture clash, americana, teenage life, gangsters, youth, misfit, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: iowa, chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Dear White People (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Four black students attend an Ivy League college where a riot breaks out over an “African American” themed party thrown by white students. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the film explores racial identity in 'post-racial' America ...
Style: witty, melancholic, stylized, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: racism, interracial relations, college, race issues, prejudice, satire, obsession, marijuana, dysfunctional family, friendship, unlikely friendships, campus ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1972, 2010s, year 2016 ...
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Living in Oblivion (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nick is the director of a low-budget indie film. He tries to keep everything together as his production is plagued with an insecure actress, a megalomaniac star, a pretentious, beret-wearing director of photography and lousy catering. Divided in ...
Style: surreal, humorous, funny, atmospheric, talky ...
Plot: filmmaking, actor, character study, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, friends, actor's life, lifestyle, satire, filmmaker, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dark humor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
The Last Supper (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A group of idealistic, but frustrated, liberals succumb to the temptation of murdering rightwing pundits for their political beliefs.
Style: witty, intense, disturbing, tense, semi serious ...
Plot: politics, murder, satire, death, crimes, dark humor, culture clash, serial killer, sexism, assassination, vigilante, brainwashing ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.6
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All the Rage (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A rich cross-section of urban USA find their lives changed when their fates collide at gunpoint.
Style: clever, melancholic, intense, satirical, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, multiple storylines, geek, prejudice, crimes of passion, mental illness, family problems, society, crumbling marriage, weapons, satire, loneliness ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%