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, atmospheric, serious, emotional, realistic, captivating, uplifting, dramatic, earnest, cerebral ...
Plot: desert, nun, construction worker, chapel, convent, clergy, friendship, odd couple, racism, homelessness, human spirit, interracial relations, farm, religions or cults, hopes, partners, society, small town life, social relations, friends, self fulfillment, selflessness, german, church, african american ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: arizona, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about redemption, society, hopes, friendship, mentor, runaway and catastrophe mostly in Drama and History genres. Some movies like Lilies of the Field: The Help (2011), The Chosen (1981), Courageous (2011), Stolen Summer (2002), 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: touching, uplifting, thought provoking, inspirational, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: racism, master and servant, friendship, maid, discrimination, hopes, against the rules, social relations, interracial relations, exploitation, racial issues, storytelling ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1963
Place: mississippi, usa
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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, culture clash, chosen one, coming of age, interracial relations, teenage life, society, friends, clergy, parents and children, youth, judaism ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: new york, usa, israel, california
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57%
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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: emotional, uplifting, touching, realistic, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: faith, father, drugs/alcohol, introspection, parents and children, redemption, religions or cults, family life, hopes, partners, family relations, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tokyo
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53%
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, uplifting, serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, school, rabbi, nun, parents and children, suburbs, religions or cults, society, friends, clergy, contests and competitions, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976, future, 1930s
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
⇓ 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: realistic, touching, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: farm, racism, friendship, small town, widow, human spirit, redemption, great depression, war veteran, kidnapping, family farm, interracial relations ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: texas, usa
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53%
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, racial prejudice, apartment, neighborhood, racial segregation, racial tension, housewife, black family, family problems, working class, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: medical school, usa, chicago illinois, nigeria, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: farm, friendship, great depression, book, strong sexual content, buddies, human nature, dream, worker, down on your luck, americana, misfit ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: serious, realistic, sincere, thought provoking, dramatic ...
Plot: bishop, investigation, clergy, alcohol abuse, miraculous event, crimes, hopes, society, life is a bitch, cardinal the priest, german army, salvation ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, serious, touching, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, taxi, taxi driver, suicidal, aging, interracial relations, multiculturalism, immigrants, social differences, elderly, hopes, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: high school, teacher, juvenile delinquency, dedicated educator, hardcase students, education, urban, idealism, teachers and students, high school life, urban ghetto, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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, semi serious, captivating, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: church, celibacy, clergy, suburbs, religions or cults, belief, change, challenge, society, gays and lesbians, gender, gay ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, touching, clever, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: human spirit, prison, freedom, prison life, false accusation, life sentence, confined, survival, criminal heroes, hopes, life is a bitch, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: usa, mexico, maine, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: uplifting, serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, christmas, library, homeless man, human spirit, redemption, friends, odd couple, social differences, down on your luck, hopes, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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, touching, serious, psychological ...
Plot: coma, small town, redemption, country, jealousy, forgiveness, minister, preacher, christianity, religions or cults, radio station, apostle ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: texas, louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: sincere, serious, touching, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, leper, human spirit, self discovery, clinic, parents and children, rich and poor, hopes, society, friends, best friends, clergy ...
Time: 90s
Place: india, asia, middle east, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, serious, realistic, thought provoking, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, small town, false accusation, racism, interracial relations, discrimination, coming of age, society, youth, life is a bitch, friends, opposites attract ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, uplifting ...
Plot: friendship, racism, bus, human spirit, hopes, society, couples, power relations, life is a bitch, friends, segregation, master and servant ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1955
Place: alabama, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: serious, realistic
Plot: small town, best friends, underdog, village, human spirit, friendship, dysfunctional family, isolation, small town life, village life, fighting the system, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, uplifting ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, racism, partners against crime, redemption, bible, church service, hopes, partners, clergy, reluctant partners, haunted by the past, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: memphis, tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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, touching, captivating, realistic
Plot: dedicated lawyer, interracial relations, injustice, small town, legal, society, idealism, rich and poor, racism, family problems, social relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: georgia, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
To Sir, with Love (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Idealistic engineer-trainee and his experiences in teaching a group of rambunctious white high school students from the slums of London's East End.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: teacher, school, high school, teacher student relationship, high school teacher, youth, idealism, dedicated educator, respect, high school dance, maturity, education ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: london, europe, england, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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: serious, atmospheric, realistic, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: immigrants, coming of age, school, society, clergy, gang, vengeance, human spirit, friendship, anti semitism, culture clash, curses spells and rituals ...
Place: new york, czech republic
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29%
The Trip to Bountiful (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Carrie Watts is living the twilight of her life trapped in an apartment in 1940's Houston, Texas with a controlling daughter-in-law and a hen-pecked son. Her fondest wish -- just once before she dies -- is to revisit Bountiful, the small Texas ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, captivating ...
Plot: bus, small town, redemption, self discovery, escape, homecoming, americana, human nature, senior citizen, memory, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: texas, usa, houston texas
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29%
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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: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, uplifting ...
Plot: food, starting over, human spirit, christian, farm, redemption, friendship, religions or cults, hopes, society, friends, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Julia (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: At the behest of an old and dear friend, playwright Lillian Hellman undertakes a dangerous mission to smuggle funds into Nazi Germany.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friends, friendship, politics, writer's life, playwright, love and romance, political unrest, against the odds, nazi, train, train station, nightmare ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1950s, 1920s
Place: germany, europe, austria, berlin germany, england ...
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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, serious, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: slave, slavery, americana, family life, racial segregation, crumbling marriage, friendship, interracial relations, parents and children, social differences, custody, death in the family ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: virginia, alabama, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Finding Forrester (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Gus van Sant tells the story of a young African American man named Jamal who confronts his talents while living on the streets of the Bronx. He accidentally runs into an old writer named Forrester who discovers his passion for writing. With help ...
Style: touching, uplifting, serious, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: mentor, friendship, dedicated educator, prodigy, private school, plagiarism, basketball, prejudice, writer's life, high school, literature, age difference ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, scotland, usa, new york yankees, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Scent of a Woman (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 156 min.
Story: Charlie Simms is a student at a private preparatory school who comes from a poor family. To earn the money for his flight home to Gresham, Oregon for Christmas, Charlie takes a job over Thanksgiving looking after retired U.S. Army officer Lieutenant ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, dramatic, touching, inspirational ...
Plot: human spirit, friendship, blind character, human nature, disability, teaching the ways of the world, mentor, ex military, change of heart, thanksgiving, blindness, student ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Secret Life of Bees (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Set in South Carolina in 1964, this is the tale of Lily Owens a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother. To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father, Lily flees with Rosaleen, her caregiver and only ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: racism, friendship, coming of age, haunted by the past, small town, domestic violence, civil rights, african american, teenage life, teaching the ways of the world, hopes, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1964
Place: south carolina, usa
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28%
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: atmospheric, serious, touching
Plot: desert, on the road, human spirit, adventure, self discovery, destiny, religions or cults, escapades, hopes, mysterious place, storytelling, spirituality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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27%