Movies like Lilies of the Field

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Lilies of the Field (1963)
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Lilies of the Field (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An unemployed construction worker (Homer Smith) heading out west stops at a remote farm in the desert to get water when his car overheats. The farm is being worked by a group of East European Catholic nuns, headed by the strict mother superior (Mother Maria), who believes that Homer has been sent by God to build a much needed church in the desert...
Style: touching, uplifting, atmospheric, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic, dramatic, earnest, cerebral ...
Plot: desert, nun, convent, construction worker, chapel, friendship, friends, clergy, religions or cults, partners, interracial relations, farm, human spirit, hopes, self fulfillment, society, small town life, selflessness, odd couple, social relations, racism, homelessness, german, church, african american ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa

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Most similar movies to Lilies of the Field

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and emotional films with plots about society, hopes, redemption, friendship, friends, mentor and culture clash mostly in Drama and History genres. Some movies like Lilies of the Field: The Help (2011), Courageous (2011), Stolen Summer (2002), The Chosen (1981), Places in the Heart (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Help (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, India, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Aibileen Clark is a middle-aged African-American maid who has spent her life raising white children and has recently lost her only son; Minny Jackson is an African-American maid who has often offended her employers despite her family's ...
Style: uplifting, touching, thought provoking, emotional, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: racism, friendship, master and servant, maid, discrimination, storytelling, social relations, hopes, interracial relations, against the rules, exploitation, racial issues ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1963
Place: mississippi, usa
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100%
 7.1
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Courageous (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: As law enforcement officers, Adam Mitchell, Nathan Hayes, and their partners are confident and focused. They willingly stand up to the worst the streets have to offer. Yet at the end of the day, they face a challenge that none of them are truly ...
Style: uplifting, emotional, touching, realistic, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: faith, father, redemption, introspection, friendship, self discovery, honest law enforcer, hopes, friends, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Stolen Summer (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Pete, an eight-year-old Catholic boy growing up in the suburbs of Chicago in the mid-1970s, attends Catholic school, where as classes let out for the summer, he's admonished by a nun to follow the path of the Lord, and not that of the Devil. ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: school, friendship, nun, rabbi, suburbs, parents and children, contests and competitions, friends, family relations, religions or cults, clergy, society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976, future, 1930s
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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The Chosen (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Chosen follows the story of two teenage boys determined to remain friends despite the deep differences between their two families. Set in New York during the 1940s, this provocative film follows the son of an orthodox rabbi and the son of a ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, dramatic, earnest ...
Plot: friendship, chosen one, culture clash, coming of age, parents and children, interracial relations, family relations, friends, youth, clergy, teenage life, society ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: usa, new york, israel, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Places in the Heart (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In 1930s Southern US, a widow and her family try to run their cotton farm with the help of a disparate group of friends.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, emotional, uplifting ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: farm, small town, friendship, racism, widow, redemption, family in crisis, down on your luck, hopes, family relations, dealing with death, love and romance ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: texas, usa
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50%
The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A 91 years old carpenter, who is still in completely good health, has to fight developers who are trying to force him to sell his land.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: best friends, village life, hopes, small town, ambition, small town life, fighting the system, family problems, human spirit, isolation, friends, social relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Of Mice and Men (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two drifters, one a gentle but slow giant, try to make money working the fields during the Depression so they can fulfill their dreams.
Style: touching, emotional, gloomy, tense, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, farm, great depression, friends, social relations, drifter, misfit, society, human nature, working class, americana, social decay ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Sudie and Simpson (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A television movie about the friendship that develops between a young white girl and an older black man in a racist, rural Georgia town during the 1940s.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, emotional, serious ...
Plot: false accusation, racism, small town, friendship, discrimination, human nature, society, family relations, life is a bitch, interracial relations, hopes, injustice ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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To Sir, with Love II (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Mark Thackeray (Poitier) is a West Indian, who in the 1967 film had taken teaching in a London East End school. He spent twenty years teaching and ten in administrative roles. He has taught the children of his former pupils, but is now retiring.
Style: touching, uplifting, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: high school, teacher, juvenile delinquency, hopes, reach out, hardcase students, bad attitude, urban ghetto life, interracial relations, dedicated educator, undisciplined, gain trust ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Third Miracle (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The Vatican sends a priest to verify some miracles, performed by a woman who has been nominated for sainthood...
Style: thought provoking, sincere, serious, realistic, dramatic ...
Plot: bishop, investigation, society, alcohol abuse, hopes, miraculous event, crimes, life is a bitch, clergy, catholic church, catholic, nun ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Goodbye Solo (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A man planning to commit suicide hires a taxi driver to take him to his jumping-off point.
Style: uplifting, realistic, touching, serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, taxi, suicidal, taxi driver, immigrants, passenger, american dream, aging, friends, changing lives, hopes, interracial relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Christmas on Division Street (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A good-natured homeless man and an ill-tempered student become good friends.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, christmas, library, homeless man, youth, human spirit, society, social differences, odd couple, redemption, friends, down on your luck ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 280
Just a Dream (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Film crew arrives in a small town in Nevada desert. Ends up changing the life of a 12-year-old kid and a friend of his, a movie lover.
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: desert, coming of age, obsession, small town, society, friendship, small town life, family life, filmmaking, social relations, friends, interracial relations ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.7
 884
Mass Appeal (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young seminarian rattles the established order at a Catholic parish run by an older pastor. (TCM.com)
Style: talky, realistic, psychological, semi serious, captivating ...
Plot: celibacy, church, clergy, religions or cults, suburbs, gender, society, gays and lesbians, belief, change, challenge, gay ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.4
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City of Joy (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In this drama, a wealthy American doctor learns some important lessons about life in one of the poorest cities on Earth. Max Lowe (Patrick Swayze) is a Houston surgeon who has grown weary of the bureaucracy of American medicine. When he loses a ...
Style: touching, realistic, uplifting, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, leper, family relations, friends, rich and poor, hopes, parents and children, doctors and patients, best friends, rescue, clinic, clergy ...
Time: 90s
Place: india, asia, middle east, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Faith Like Potatoes (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Frank Rautenbach leads a strong cast as Angus Buchan, a Zambian farmer of Scottish heritage, who leaves his farm in the midst of political unrest and racially charged land reclaims and travels south with his family to start a better life in KwaZulu ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, emotional, uplifting ...
Plot: food, hopes, religions or cults, friends, redemption, friendship, human spirit, political unrest, farm, society, social differences, starting over ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Beyond the Hills (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania, France, Belgium
Duration: 152 min.
Story: A drama centered on the friendship between two young women who grew up in the same orphanage; one has found refuge at a convent in Romania and refuses to leave with her friend, who now lives in Germany.
Style: disturbing, gloomy, serious, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: nun, convent, belief in god, culture clash, danger, reunion, friendship, clergy, traditional versus modern, religions or cults, friends, society ...
Place: romania, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, sincere, realistic, thought provoking, touching ...
Plot: racism, working class, racial prejudice, racial segregation, neighborhood, apartment, black family, housewife, racial tension, family problems, human nature, insurance ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: medical school, usa, africa, chicago illinois, nigeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Grace Card (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Everything can change in an instant ... and take a lifetime to unravel. When Mac McDonald loses his son in an accident, the ensuing 17 years of bitterness and pain erodes his love for his family and leaves him angry with God ... and just about ...
Style: uplifting, touching, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: racism, dysfunctional family, society, religions or cults, partners, family problems, reluctant partners, unfulfillment, crimes, hopes, partners against crime, clergy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tennessee, usa, memphis
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Apostle (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: After his happy life spins out of control, a preacher from Texas changes his name, goes to Louisiana and starts preaching on the radio.
Style: talky, realistic, serious, touching, psychological ...
Plot: coma, redemption, small town, forgiveness, jealousy, minister, preacher, country, christianity, radio, sin, clergy ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: texas, louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, ...
Style: captivating, clever, touching, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: human spirit, freedom, prison, prison life, false accusation, life sentence, confined, hopes, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, survival, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: usa, mexico, maine, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Snow in August (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In a world filled with hatred, their only hope was magic. Believe and anything can happen.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: immigrants, life is a bitch, hopes, curses spells and rituals, rabbi, clergy, injustice, haunted by the past, gang, racism, anti semitism, culture clash ...
Place: new york, czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Bab'Aziz - The Prince That Contemplated His Soul (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Tunisia, Hungary, France, Germany, Iran, Switzerland, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of a blind dervish named Bab'Aziz and his spirited granddaughter, Ishtar. Together they wander the desert in search of a great reunion of dervishes that takes place just once every thirty years. With faith as their only guide, the two ...
Style: touching, serious, atmospheric
Plot: desert, escapades, hopes, adventure, destiny, self discovery, human spirit, religions or cults, on the road, mysterious place, grandfather, lost love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 606
As Summers Die (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Set in a sleepy Southern Louisiana town in 1959, a lawyer, searches for justice as he volunteers to help a black woman whose property is being threatened by the Holts, the first family of the town, after she refuses to sell her valuable land.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching
Plot: legal, social relations, family problems, small town, racism, rich and poor, interracial relations, dedicated lawyer, life is a bitch, society, idealism, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, georgia, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Long Walk Home (1990)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two women, black and white, in 1955 Montgomery Alabama, must decide what they are going to do in response to the famous bus boycott lead by Martin Luther King.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, friendship, bus, segregation, master and servant, couple relations, power relations, couples, human spirit, society, injustice, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1955
Place: alabama, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Pieces of Dreams (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young priest (Robert Forster) questions his faith after he falls in love with a social worker.
Style: serious, touching, sexual, uplifting, thought provoking ...
Plot: celibacy, hospital, forbidden love, church, life is a bitch, love and romance, family relations, gays and lesbians, hopes, romance, clergy, society ...
Time: 60s
Place: albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Shadrach (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In 1935, 99-year-old former slave Shadrach asks to be buried on the soil where he was born to slavery, and that land is owned by the large Dabney family, consisting of Vernon, Trixie and their seven children, and to bury a black man on that land is ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: slave, slavery, human nature, social differences, family life, death in the family, americana, injustice, working class, racism, dysfunctional family, family problems ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: virginia, alabama, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Magdalene Sisters (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Four women are given into the custody of the Magdalene sisterhood asylum to correct their sinful behavior: Crispina and Rose have given birth to a premarital child, Margaret got raped by her cousin and the orphan Bernadette had been repeatedly ...
Style: bleak, rough, suspense, depressing, serious ...
Plot: convent, sexual harassment, nun, sexual abuse, sin, punishment, human spirit, life is a bitch, irish, rebellion, clergy, unwanted pregnancy ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: ireland, europe, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.5
 742
Therese (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The life of little St. Therese of Lisieux, depicted in minimalist vignettes. Therese and her sisters are all nuns in a Carmelite convent. Her devotion to Jesus and her concept of "the little way" to God are shown clearly, using plain ...
Style: gloomy, touching, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: convent, suburban life, family relations, hopes, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, society, suburbs, religions or cults, clergy, religion, fasting ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.8
 170
Bernadette (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, France, Luxembourg
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Evocation of the life of Bernadette Soubirous, the eldest of four children, who, at the age of fifteen, experiences the Virgin Mary appearing to her at the Massabielle grotto near Lourdes. Or in her own words, "a lady dressed in white, more ...
Style: sexual, touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: society, social relations, religions or cults, power relations, unemployment, redemption, village, investigation, mental institution, human spirit, youth, clergy ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: france, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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