Movies like Do the Right Thing

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Do the Right Thing (1989)
 7.9
 74K
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, stylized, atmospheric, clever, humorous, sincere, thought provoking, offbeat, biting ...
Plot: culture clash, police brutality, racism, radio, racial slur, african american, family business, money, punk, pizzeria, pizza, heat, interracial relations, prejudice, hip hop, friends, family relations, misfit, life is a bitch, social problems, urban ghetto life, blacks and whites, mayor, society, ethnic ...
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, humorous, semi serious and talky films with plots about mentor, culture clash, dialogue, catastrophe, redemption, society and storytelling mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Do the Right Thing: Bamboozled (2000), School Daze (1988), Watermelon Man (1970), SubUrbia (1996), Friday (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.5
 9K
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: realistic, biting, semi serious, thought provoking, witty ...
Plot: racism, tv show, society, rise and fall, showbiz, writer's life, overnight success, media satire, artists and showbiz, hip hop, television, murder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, africa, harlem manhattan new york city, iowa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.9
 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: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, biting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, school, university, social differences, society, college life, coming of age, youth, buddies, friends, contests and competitions, interracial relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: disturbing, biting, humorous, offbeat, cynical ...
Plot: racism, culture clash, bus, injustice, discrimination, americana, political unrest, fighting the system, suburbs, social decay, switching roles, doctors and patients ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 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, cynical, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, racism, suburban life, interracial relations, twentysomething life, society, introspection, human nature, showbiz, lifestyle, alcohol abuse, youth ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 90K
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, feel good, realistic, semi serious, funny ...
Plot: hip hop, marijuana, african american, machismo, friendship, buddies, hip hop culture, friends, life is a bitch, parent child relationship, layoff, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, south central los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 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: humorous, touching, semi serious, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parenthood, coming of age, parents and children, urban, school, family relations, couple relations, single parent, family problems, teenage life, black people ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, sentimental, touching, clever, emotional ...
Plot: culture clash, maid, miscegenation, doctor, vacation, widower, dinner, african american, publisher, art gallery, interracial relations, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.3
 7K
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: stylized, talky, humorous, touching, offbeat ...
Plot: poet, fame, money, politics, writer's life, murder, suburban life, family relations, love and romance, life is a bitch, siblings relations, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new jersey, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 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, sexual, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: architect, infidelity, interracial romance, love affair, drug abuse, addiction, couple relations, love and romance, life is a bitch, couples, dishonesty, social differences ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: touching, feel good, talky, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: friends, friendship, subway, police, couples, urban ghetto, racism, womanizer, human nature, urban, partners, buddies ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, humorous, sincere, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: family business, couple relations, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, society, human nature, estrangement, countryside, working class, crumbling marriage, family in crisis, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, offbeat, realistic, thought provoking, semi serious ...
Plot: culture clash, gambling, on the road, fish out of water, partners, immigrants, friendship, jazz, society, misfit, introspection, self discovery ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: florida, new york, usa, ohio, hungary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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: sexy, talky, humorous, surreal, absurd ...
Audience: date night
Plot: phone sex, neighbor, actress, friendship, lifestyle, workplace situations, thirtysomething life, boss and employee, telephone operator, sexual fantasy, audition, masturbation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.3
 28K
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, realistic, touching, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: family business, urban, society, buddies, workplace, money raising, family relations, friends, workplace situations, beauty salon, hoodlum, neighbor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, stylized, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, highway, hammock, boom box, tent, truck driver, truck, camping, workplace, buddies, in the woods, friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.5
 508
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: biting, realistic, witty, semi serious, humorous
Plot: racism, ambition, injustice, law firm, teenage life, social decay, suburbs, couples, family problems, high school life, against the odds, social differences ...
Time: 70s
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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: realistic, humorous, offbeat, semi serious
Plot: gambling, lottery, gang, self discovery, introspection, society, gangsters, dishonesty, ambition, down on your luck, crimes, parents and children ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: sincere, serious, realistic, thought provoking, touching ...
Plot: african american, racism, working class, racial prejudice, neighborhood, apartment, racial segregation, black family, racial tension, housewife, family problems, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: medical school, usa, africa, nigeria, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Movie in collections
 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, touching, humorous, sincere ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, track and field, romance, friends, couple relations, twentysomething life, singleness, city life, love and romance, society, battle of the sexes, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.4
 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, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: love and romance, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, family relations, unlikely relationship, parents and children, odd, romance, dysfunctional character, misfit, human nature, society ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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, clever, witty, cynical ...
Plot: illegitimate son, farce, social differences, society, suburbs, disorder, family life, teenage life, racism, family relations, interracial relations, opposites attract ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.4
 31K
Smoke (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, Japan, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Writer Paul Benjamin is nearly hit by a bus when he leaves Auggie Wren's smoke shop. Stranger Rashid Cole saves his life, and soon middle-aged Paul tells homeless Rashid that he wouldn't mind a short-term housemate. Still grieving over ...
Style: intellectual, sentimental, clever, dark humor, touching ...
Plot: friendship, abortion, christmas, smoking, redemption, photographer, loss of spouse, social problems, friends, hopes, parents and children, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1990
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.0
 21K
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: realistic, humorous, sentimental, offbeat, thought provoking ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, in-laws, culture clash, artist, pregnancy, painting, jealousy, jewish, christian, newlywed, meet the parents, wedding preparations and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
 5.3
 2K
Whiteboyz (1999)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
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: not serious, realistic, cynical, clever, humorous ...
Plot: hip hop, small town, disorder, gangsters, farce, fish out of water, high school life, misfit, society, teenage life, small town life, americana ...
Time: 90s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ 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: touching, realistic, uplifting, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: letter, biracial, self discovery, interracial relations, family relations, dealing with death, siblings relations, parents and children, hopes, step siblings, society, introspection ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arkansas, 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: stylized, humorous, realistic, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, bishop, chaos and mayhem, family relations, parents and children, radical, couples, family problems, hypocrisy, chaos, wedding, drinking ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.2
 11K
Gung Ho (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When a western Pennsylvania auto plant is acquired by a Japanese company, brokering auto worker Hunt Stevenson faces the tricky challenge of mediating the assimilation of two clashing corporate cultures. At one end is the Japanese plant manager and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, funny, dramatic ...
Plot: unemployment, culture clash, factory, friendship, labor union, factory worker, business, worker, workplace, friends, love and romance, workplace situations ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, japan, asia, pennsylvania, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.2
 13K
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, realistic, semi serious, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: bar, drinking, small town, self discovery, unemployment, couples, society, human nature, misfit, alcohol abuse, dull life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: psychological, disturbing, cynical, dark humor, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love, secretary, rivalry, friends, battle of the sexes, mind game, betrayal, revenge, prejudice, cruelty, sexism, manipulation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Station Agent (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When his only friend dies, a man born with dwarfism moves to rural New Jersey to live a life of solitude, only to meet a chatty hot dog vendor and a woman dealing with her own personal loss.
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, inheritance, loneliness, small town, depression, suicide attempt, artist, grief, dwarf, anger, marijuana, humiliation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%