Movies like Do the Right Thing

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Do the Right Thing
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, atmospheric, realistic, clever, stylized, semi serious, thought provoking, interesting, humorous, melancholic ...
Plot: culture clash, racism, hip hop, radio, prejudice, violence, police brutality, interracial relations, race issues, segregation, violent, society, relationships, political, urban ghetto, stereotypes, pizza, pizzeria, dialogue, social relations, visceral, brutality, loneliness, crime gone awry, greed ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa

Most similar movies to Do the Right Thing

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out talky, realistic, melancholic and stylized films with plots about mentor, dialogue, storytelling, catastrophe, culture clash, redemption and crime gone awry mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Do the Right Thing: Bamboozled (2000), Jungle Fever (1991), School Daze (1988), Crooklyn (1994), In the Company of Men (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 6.5
 9K
Bamboozled
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: TV producer Pierre Delacroix (Damon Wayans) becomes frustrated when network brass reject his sitcom idea. Hoping to get fired, Delacroix pitches the worst idea he can think of: a minstrel show. The network not only airs it, but it incredibly becomes ...
Style: semi serious, biting, satirical, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: racism, hip hop, television, rise and fall, race issues, murder, stereotypes, censorship, media satire, segregation, violence, pornography ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, yale university, alabama, south carolina, harvard university ...
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System:   95%
    User:   97%
 
 6.5
 15K
Jungle Fever
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, sexual, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: interracial romance, addiction, drug abuse, infidelity, adultery, prejudice, drugs/alcohol, architect, race issues, drug addiction, drugs, racism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, harlem, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
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System:   69%
    User:   58%
 
 5.8
 5K
School Daze
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty, biting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, school, buddies, social differences, university, college life, segregation, coming of age, mentor, brutality, stereotypes, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
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System:   66%
    User:   77%
 
 6.9
 8K
Crooklyn
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: sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parenthood, teacher, urban, coming of age, poverty, death, family life, single parent, life & death, childhood, family ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   56%
 
In the Company of Men
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: clever, realistic, disturbing, cynical, psychological ...
Plot: friendship, dialogue driven, betrayal, revenge, battle of the sexes, manipulation, workplace, relationships, brutality, dialogue, mind game, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
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System:   54%
    User:   44%
 
 7.2
 12K
Trees Lounge
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, semi serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: drinking, small town, bar, social misfits, loneliness, drugs, alcohol abuse, character study, depression, life, complex characters, life philosophy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   44%
 
 5.1
 5K
Girl 6
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: sexual, sexy, talky, surreal, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, phone sex, pornography, sex, actor's life, self discovery, boss and employee, masturbation, neighbor, actress, loneliness, stylish ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   49%
 
Stranger Than Paradise
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: bleak, road movie, semi serious, melancholic, meditative ...
Plot: immigrants, culture clash, friendship, on the road, jazz, loneliness, deadpan, self discovery, existentialism, dialogue, character study, fish out of water ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: florida, new york, ohio, usa, new jersey ...
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System:   48%
    User:   51%
 
The Last Detail
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two Navy men are ordered to bring a young offender to prison but decide to show him one last good time along the way.
Style: realistic, witty, road movie, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: fighting the system, beer, on the road, adventurer, realism, prison escape, mentor, drinking, character study, prison, buddies, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: boston, virginia, usa, new york, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   52%
 
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Chuck & Buck
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Buck is a man-child who has lived his existence in a life of kindergarten collages and lollipops. Buck remembers his old childhood friend Chuck, with whom he feels a need to reconnect with after having invited him to his mother's funeral. Buck ...
Style: dark humor, psychological, semi serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, gay, friendship, sexuality, mentally unstable, stalking, loneliness, unlikely friendships, relationships, workplace, homosexuality, mental illness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   41%
 
She's Gotta Have It
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The story of Nola Darling's simultaneous sexual relationships with three different men is told by her and by her partners and other friends. All three men wanted her to commit solely to them; Nola resists being "owned" by a single ...
Style: sexy, talky, sexual, humorous, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: lesbian, sex, strong sexual content, romance, couple relations, infidelity, urban, sexuality, mars, relationships, women, sexual relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   42%
 
 7.0
 16K
Roger Dodger
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After breaking up with his lover and boss, a smooth-talking man takes his teenaged nephew out on the town in search of sex.
Style: talky, cynical, clever, realistic, biting ...
Audience: date night
Plot: sex, virginity, adolescence, drinking, womanizer, relationships, women, dialogue, sexuality, battle of the sexes, urban, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, ohio, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   46%
 
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
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: talky, clever, sentimental, realistic, touching ...
Plot: culture clash, romance, interracial romance, racism, marriage, parenthood, race issues, couple relations, idealism, prejudice, relationships, race ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   46%
 
California Split
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Down-on-his-luck gambler Bill (George Segal) links up with free spirit Charlie (Elliott Gould) at first to have some fun, but then gets into debt when Gould takes an unscheduled trip to Tijuana. As a final act of desperation, he pawns most of his ...
Style: talky, cynical, clever, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: gambling, friendship, poker, casino, buddies, addiction, existentialism, loneliness, drinking, bus, neo-noir, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   45%
 
Get on the Bus
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Get On the Bus follows several Black men on a cross country bus trip to the Million Man March. On the bus are an eclectic set of characters including a laid off aircraft worker, a former Gang Banger, a Hollywood actor, a cop who is of mixed racial ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, thought provoking, uplifting ...
Plot: politics, racism, bus, friendship, gay, islam, prejudice, segregation, stereotypes, race issues, hip hop, human spirit ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, washington d.c., new jersey, south central los angeles ...
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System:   41%
    User:   33%
 
Life Is Sweet
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Just north of London live Wendy, Andy, and their twenty-something twins, Natalie and Nicola. Wendy clerks in a shop, leads aerobics at a primary school, jokes like a vaudevillian, agrees to waitress at a friend's new restaurant and dotes on ...
Style: talky, realistic, semi serious, sincere, humorous ...
Plot: working class, realism, eating disorder, family in crisis, dysfunctional family, family problems, loneliness, deadpan, family relations, suburbs, family drama, secrets ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   42%
 
 6.9
 40K
He Got Game
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: stylized, serious, touching, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hip hop, basketball, redemption, prison, college, dysfunctional family, father son relationship, greed, drugs, violence, athlete's life, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   42%
 
 5.8
 9K
Hurlyburly
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Based on a play by David Rabe, Hurlyburly is about the intersecting lives of several Hollywood players and wannabes, whose dysfunctional personal lives are more interesting than anything they're peddling to the studios.
Style: talky, clever, psychological, bleak, semi serious ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, drugs, hollywood, sarcasm, marijuana, drugs/alcohol, friendship, dialogue driven, destiny, dialogue, loneliness ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   44%
 
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Permanent Vacation
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: In downtown Manhattan, a twenty-something boy whose Father is not around and whose Mother is institutionalized, is a big Charlie Parker fan. He almost subconsciously searches for more meaning in his life and meets a few characters along the way.
Style: surreal, semi serious, atmospheric, gloomy, enigmatic ...
Plot: jazz, social misfits, urban, redemption, self discovery, pornography, drifter, couple relations, existentialism, art, dialogue, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
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System:   41%
    User:   39%
 
 7.3
 6K
Henry Fool
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: talky, stylized, humorous, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: writer's life, poetry, drinking, suicide, eccentric family, violence, writers, existentialism, deadpan, suburbs, society, pornography ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, stockholm sweden
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System:   40%
    User:   39%
 
 7.5
 8K
Trust
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
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: dark humor, talky, witty, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, opposites attract, deadpan, relationships, redemption, dialogue, love and romance, suburbs, character study, loneliness, crime gone awry, life philosophy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   30%
 
 6.8
 8K
SubUrbia
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, semi serious, clever, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, drinking, buddies, marijuana, midlife crisis, dialogue driven, self discovery, depression, dialogue, small town, high school, drug abuse ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   39%
 
 6.4
 4K
The Brothers
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: talky, feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, romance, buddies, relationships, hip hop, couple relations, stereotypes, women, twentysomething life, unlikely friendships, dialogue, brothers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   38%
 
 6.6
 13K
The Big Kahuna
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three salesmen working for a firm that makes industrial lubricants are waiting in the company's "hospitality suite" at a manufacturers' convention for a "big kahuna" named Dick Fuller to show up, in hopes they can ...
Style: talky, clever, witty, philosophical, semi serious ...
Plot: religion, hotel, dialogue driven, love and romance, dialogue, existentialism, god, christianity, character study, business, jesus, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: kansas, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   28%
 
The Squid and the Whale
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, realistic, witty, intellectual, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, divorce, parenthood, adolescence, childhood, depression, infidelity, drinking, marriage, adultery, strong sexual content ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   41%
 
Clockwatchers
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The relationship between four female temps all working for the same credit company is threatened with the arrival of a new hire, who lands a permanent position one of the women was vying for.
Style: humorous, dark humor, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: office, friendship, workplace, boss and employee, unlikely friendships, loneliness, couple relations, corporate america, life philosophy, women, life, workplace situations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   30%
 
A Family Thing
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Earl Pilcher Jr., runs an equipment rental outfit in Arkansas, lives with his wife and kids and parents, and rarely takes off his gimme cap. His mother dies, leaving a letter explaining he's not her natural son, but the son of a Black woman who ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: self discovery, small town, racism, drinking, death, interracial relations, adoption, race, parents and children, race issues, segregation, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arkansas, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   33%
 
 7.3
 87K
Friday
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Craig and Smokey are two guys in Los Angeles hanging out on their porch on a Friday afternoon, smoking and drinking, looking for something to do.
Style: humorous, semi serious, funny, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: hip hop, marijuana, friendship, drugs, drugs/alcohol, nothing goes right, weed, buddies, life is a bitch, violence, partners, drinking ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new jersey, south central los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   31%
 
Monster in a Box
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: This is the story of Spalding Gray and his attempt to write a novel. It is a first person account about writing and living, and dealing with success while trying to be successful.
Style: talky, clever, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: musician's life, suicide, mental illness, writer's life, storytelling, solitude, loneliness, life philosophy, relationships, showbiz, artists and showbiz, psychology ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   37%
 
 7.2
 108K
Carnage
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Germany, Poland, Spain, USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After 11-year-old Zachary Cowan strikes his classmate across the face with a stick after an argument, the victim's parents invite Zachary's parents to their Brooklyn apartment to deal with the incident in a civilized manner.
Style: talky, dark humor, psychological, clever, realistic ...
Plot: dialogue driven, brutality, violence, lawyer, drinking, couple relations, guilt, parenthood, sarcasm, suburbs, psychology, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   35%
 
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