Movies like Lilies of the Field

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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, homelessness, racism, human spirit, interracial relations, farm, religions or cults, hopes, partners, society, small town life, social relations, friends, self fulfillment, selflessness, german, construction, mother superior ...
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 society, hopes, friendship, friends, redemption, life is a bitch and culture clash mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Lilies of the Field: The Help (2011), Places in the Heart (1984), Stolen Summer (2002), To Sir, with Love II (1996), Christmas on Division Street (1991). 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, captivating, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: master and servant, friendship, maid, racism, discrimination, against the rules, prejudice, justice, hopes, social relations, interracial relations, exploitation ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1963
Place: mississippi, usa
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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, kidnapping, war veteran, family farm, interracial relations ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: texas, usa
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56%
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, chicago illinois, illinois
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55%
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, self discovery, adventure, destiny, religions or cults, escapades, hopes, mysterious place, spirituality, poetry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: high school, teacher, juvenile delinquency, dedicated educator, hardcase students, education, idealism, urban, teachers and students, high school life, urban ghetto, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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48%
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, homeless man, christmas, library, human spirit, redemption, friends, odd couple, social differences, down on your luck, hopes, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, interracial relations, teenage life, society, friends, clergy, parents and children, youth, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: new york, usa, israel, california
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47%
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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: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: faith, introspection, drugs/alcohol, parents and children, father, redemption, religions or cults, family life, hopes, partners, family relations, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tokyo
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45%
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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: serious, touching, 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 ⇓
42%
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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 ...
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 ⇓
42%
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: sentimental, serious, realistic, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: african american, family problems, racism, black family, racial prejudice, housewife, racial tension, racial segregation, neighborhood, apartment, working class, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: usa, medical school, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: serious, gloomy, realistic, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: nun, belief in god, convent, clergy, religions or cults, female friendship, ex-lover, society, friendship, culture clash, reunion, danger ...
Place: romania, europe
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40%
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, book, great depression, strong sexual content, buddies, human nature, dream, worker, down on your luck, americana, misfit ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Plot: desert, friendship, interracial relations, small town life, coming of age, small town, family life, youth, friends, obsession, filmmaking, society ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Jerome (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jerome is a day in the life of a dreamer. Wade Hampton has found himself trapped by responsibility and lack of understanding by those closest to him. As a result, Wade simply leaves his old life with the idea of fulfilling a repressed dream of ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sincere, touching ...
Plot: on the road, desert, factory, self discovery, workplace romance, small town life, unemployment, estrangement, small town, love and romance, unlikely criminals, lovers on the run ...
Time: 90s
Place: arizona, usa
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38%
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: best friends, small town, underdog, village, human spirit, friendship, dysfunctional family, isolation, small town life, village life, fighting the system, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: georgia
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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, realistic, captivating
Plot: dedicated lawyer, interracial relations, small town, injustice, 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 ⇓
36%
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: clever, captivating, touching, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: human spirit, prison, prison life, freedom, false accusation, confined, life sentence, hopes, survival, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, justice ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 60s, 1940s, 50s ...
Place: usa, maine, mexico
⇓ 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: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, uplifting ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, racism, partners against crime, redemption, church service, bible, hopes, partners, clergy, reluctant partners, haunted by the past, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: memphis, tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In February, 1962, as the civil rights movement reaches Bayonne, Louisiana, a New York journalist arrives to interview Jane Pittman, who has just turned 110. She tells him her story dating back to her earliest memories before slavery ended. In ...
Style: epic, serious, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: racism, slavery, discrimination, injustice, human spirit, idealism, plantation, redemption, social differences, hopes, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1860s
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
⇓ 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: serious, realistic, atmospheric, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: immigrants, school, coming of age, society, clergy, gang, vengeance, human spirit, friendship, anti semitism, culture clash, curses spells and rituals ...
Place: new york, czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
A Raisin in the Sun (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Dreams can make a life worth living, but they can also be dashed by bad decisions. This is the crossroads whare the Younger family find themselves when their father passes away and leaves them with $10,000 in life insurance money. Should they buy a ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: discrimination, racism, single parent, follow your dream, store, couple relations, interracial relations, parents and children, rich and poor, social differences, americana, injustice ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa
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33%
They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Desperate characters stake their fortune on a Depression-era dance marathon.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Plot: dancing, great depression, contests and competitions, down on your luck, social decay, society, life is a bitch, ambition, crimes, disorder, depression, dance ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: usa, santa monica california, california, minneapolis minnesota, pacific ocean ...
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32%
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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 ⇓
31%
Bodies, Rest & Motion (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Rebelling against his dreary life in a small Arizona town, salesman Nick abandons his girlfriend, Beth, and strikes out onto the highway in search of... something else. Encouraged by her best friend, Carol, Beth reluctantly accepts the romantic ...
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friends, love, highway, salesman, road trip, sex, desert, self discovery, friendship, buddies, human nature, romance ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: arizona, usa, tucson arizona, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Here Below (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The true story of a nun who betrayed a network of Resistance fighters after having a passionate but doomed love affair with a priest during the Second World War.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, emotional, captivating
Plot: catholic church, nun, impossible love, french resistance, german occupation, wartime life, life is a bitch, convent, society, hospital, clergy, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The Runaway (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: At the birth of two boys, one white and one black, a mysterious and powerful Conjure Woman (Maya Angelou) prophesies that they will start the change. Growing up as best friends in rural Georgia in the 1940s, the boys make a discovery that leads the ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: small town, interracial relations, murder, mystery, police investigation, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, society, friendship, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The Nun (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: In eighteenth-century France, a girl is forced against her will to take vows as a nun. Three mothers superior treat her in radically different ways, ranging from maternal concern, to sadistic persecution, to lesbian desire.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy, emotional ...
Plot: nun, suicide, priest, convent, monastery, clergy, innocence lost, lesbian relationship, religions or cults, new wave, dishonesty, village ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Mandela and de Klerk (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Sidney Poitier and Michael Caine both received Emmy nominations for their performances in this made-for-TV movie. The plot follows Nelson Mandela's 27-year struggle to end apartheid.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, thought provoking, uplifting ...
Plot: discrimination, racism, prison, political unrest, injustice, righting the wronged, fighting the system, heroes, hopes, rebellion, society, state affairs ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 80s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Toe to Toe (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Out on the lacrosse pitch, wealthy but troubled Jesse and poor but driven Tosha form an easy and deep bond, but their relationship is threatened once they enter the hallways of an elite prep school they attend in Washington, D.C. There, they must ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, self discovery, friendship, high school, interracial relations, social differences, high school life, teenage life, society, youth, friends, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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