Movies like Do the Right Thing

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Do the Right Thing (1989)
 7.9
 70K
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: atmospheric, talky, realistic, clever, semi serious, stylized, thought provoking, humorous, offbeat, sincere ...
Plot: culture clash, police brutality, racism, interracial relations, pizzeria, pizza, money, punk, heat, radio, hip hop, family business, racial slur, african american, society, chaos, black people, police operation, urban ghetto, prejudice, social relations, americana, buddies, violence, urban ghetto life ...
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 realistic, talky, humorous and semi serious films with plots about mentor, dialogue, catastrophe, culture clash, runaway, storytelling and redemption mostly in Drama, Comedy and Sport genres. Some movies like Do the Right Thing: Bamboozled (2000), School Daze (1988), SubUrbia (1996), Watermelon Man (1970), Henry Fool (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.5
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Bamboozled (2000)
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, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Plot: racism, rise and fall, media satire, tv show, artists and showbiz, society, writer's life, showbiz, hip hop, overnight success, television, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, alabama, south carolina, harvard university, iowa ...
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95%
 5.8
 5K
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty, biting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, school, buddies, social differences, university, college life, coming of age, society, youth, friends, contests and competitions, interracial relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.8
 8K
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, semi serious, clever, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, racism, buddies, self discovery, interracial relations, teenage life, twentysomething life, coming of age, society, youth, friends, human nature ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Watermelon Man (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jeff Gerber, an insurance agent, lives in a typical suburban neighborhood. He is also both racist and a fitness freak. But Jeff's bigoted world of taunting and harassing black people on and off the job is turned upside down when his skin ...
Style: humorous, biting, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: racism, switching roles, bus, interracial relations, restaurant, culture clash, suburbs, americana, society, doctors and patients, friendship, discrimination ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 7.3
 6K
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: talky, stylized, humorous, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: fame, politics, murder, money, poet, writer's life, eccentric family, society, suburbs, alcohol, family relations, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.3
 87K
Friday (1995)
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, realistic, feel good, funny ...
Plot: hip hop, marijuana, machismo, african american, drugs/alcohol, nothing goes right, friendship, buddies, rapper, parent child relationship, job, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, south central los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: talky, clever, sentimental, realistic, touching ...
Plot: culture clash, miscegenation, doctor, widower, dinner, publisher, art gallery, african american, vacation, interracial relations, romance, maid ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.5
 15K
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, serious, sexual, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: architect, interracial romance, infidelity, love affair, drugs/alcohol, interracial relations, romance, forbidden love, xenophobia, addiction, dishonesty, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, harlem, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 5.1
 5K
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: sexual, sexy, talky, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: phone sex, actress, masturbation, neighbor, actor's life, friendship, self discovery, boss and employee, showbiz, workplace situations, thirtysomething life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: bleak, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, thought provoking ...
Plot: culture clash, on the road, fish out of water, partners, immigrants, gambling, friendship, jazz, self discovery, card game, american dream, horse race ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: florida, new york, ohio, hungary, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: semi serious, humorous, talky, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: friends, friendship, subway, police, buddies, urban, singleness, urban ghetto, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, twentysomething life, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: talky, atmospheric, offbeat, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, highway, hammock, boom box, truck, tent, camping, truck driver, buddies, in the woods, workplace situations, workplace ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.9
 8K
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: sentimental, touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, urban, parenthood, coming of age, teacher, family life, jazz musician, black people, street kid, single parent, school, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.3
 27K
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: clever, semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: family business, workplace situations, urban, hairdresser, debt, hoodlum, meeting, neighbor, beauty salon, society, workplace, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
A Raisin in the Sun (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Walter Lee Younger is a young man struggling with his station in life. Sharing a tiny apartment with his wife, son, sister and mother, he seems like an imprisoned man. Until, that is, the family gets an unexpected financial windfall...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: african american, racism, black family, housewife, racial prejudice, racial tension, racial segregation, neighborhood, apartment, family problems, working class, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: usa, medical school, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.5
 8K
Trust (1990)
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, semi serious ...
Plot: love and romance, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, opposites attract, suburbs, romance, misfit, social misfits, human nature, self discovery, parents and children, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.2
 12K
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, semi serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: bar, drinking, small town, social misfits, alcohol abuse, misfit, society, life is a bitch, human nature, self discovery, down on your luck, unemployment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.3
 2K
29th Street (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Japan
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: semi serious, offbeat, realistic, humorous
Plot: gambling, lottery, self discovery, parents and children, ambition, crimes, dishonesty, hopes, love and romance, society, family relations, gang ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere, touching ...
Plot: family business, crumbling marriage, human nature, countryside, couple relations, bank, parents and children, siblings relations, restaurant, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, realistic, witty, clever, serious ...
Plot: divorce, museum, masturbation, coming of age, dysfunctional family, tennis, self fulfillment, strong sexual content, parenthood, crumbling marriage, adolescence, childhood memory ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.4
 4K
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: talky, feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, track and field, buddies, romance, couple relations, twentysomething life, love and romance, couples, friends, battle of the sexes, singleness, city life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.9
 40K
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: stylized, serious, touching, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: basketball, redemption, prison, college, forgiveness, hip hop, rejection, domestic violence, warden, athlete's life, sport, parent child relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.0
 16K
Roger Dodger (2002)
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, clever, cynical, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: womanizer, sex, virginity, brothel, fight, virgin, college, prostitute, advertising, urban, battle of the sexes, alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, ohio, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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: clever, realistic, cynical, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: misogynist, dating, love, secretary, office, deafness, sexism, battle of the sexes, friendship, mind game, urban, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.0
 20K
Junebug (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: On the way to meet with an independent artist in the South, newlywed art dealer Madeleine is convinced by her husband, George, that they should stop to meet his family in North Carolina. Madeleine's affluent lifestyle clashes with the family, ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, offbeat, thought provoking ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, in-laws, culture clash, pregnancy, artist, christian, newlywed, painting, jewish, jealousy, human nature, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.1
 3K
A Wedding (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Muffin's wedding to Dino Corelli is to be a big affair. Except the ageing priest isn't too sure of the ceremony, only the families actually turn up as the Corelli Italian connection is suspect, security guards watch the gifts rather ...
Style: humorous, stylized, semi serious, clever, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, bishop, parents and children, chaos, couples, family problems, family relations, chaos and mayhem, wedding, radical, hypocrisy, drinking ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
A Family Thing (1996)
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: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, touching, sincere ...
Plot: letter, biracial, self discovery, interracial relations, birth, matriarchy, parents and children, family life, society, family relations, dealing with death, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arkansas, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.6
 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, cynical, clever ...
Plot: illegitimate son, interracial relations, farce, parents and children, parent child relationship, suburbs, racism, family life, society, family relations, opposites attract, social differences ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Permanent Vacation (1980)
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, humorous ...
Plot: drifter, misfit, jazz, social misfits, urban, redemption, mental illness, saxophone, self discovery, couple relations, adolescence vs adulthood, city life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.9
 1K
Queens Logic (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When childhood friends Al, Dennis and Eliot get together for Ray's wedding, which may or may not happen, they end up on a roller-coaster ride through reality. During one tumultuous, crazy weekend, they face adulthood and each other with new ...
Style: semi serious, clever, sentimental, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, buddies, gays and lesbians, couple relations, looking for love, singleness, friends, couples, human nature, reunion, gender, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%