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, feel good, dramatic, earnest ...
Plot: desert, nun, convent, construction worker, chapel, friendship, friends, religions or cults, partners, interracial relations, farm, human spirit, hopes, self fulfillment, society, small town life, selflessness, odd couple, social relations, priest, racism, village life, homelessness, german, clergy ...
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, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about society, friendship, hopes, friends, redemption, culture clash and small town mostly in Drama and History genres. Some movies like Lilies of the Field: The Chosen (1981), Faith Like Potatoes (2006), Sudie and Simpson (1990), Stella Days (2011), Places in the Heart (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, contemplative, serious, nostalgic ...
Plot: friendship, chosen one, culture clash, coming of age, parents and children, friends, family relations, youth, clergy, society, interracial relations, teenage life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, israel, california
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95%
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: christian film, serious, sincere, uplifting, touching ...
Plot: friendship, farm, starting over, human spirit, political unrest, hopes, social differences, religions or cults, food, society, redemption, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: africa, south africa
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93%
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, emotional, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: interracial relations, friendship, racism, false accusation, small town, injustice, bittersweet, coming of age, society, life is a bitch, youth, opposites attract ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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Stella Days (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, Norway, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A priest stationed in Tipperary, Ireland, is eager to return to Rome. Told he cannot do so until he has raised enough money for the building of a new church, he decides to open a cinema in the local town.
Style: realistic, captivating, sincere, serious, intellectual
Plot: small town, confession, idealism, small town life, clergy, social relations, religions or cults, society, hopes, religion, belief in god, priest ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1956, 1950s
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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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: uplifting, sentimental, touching, emotional, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: farm, small town, friendship, racism, ku klux klan, great depression, widow, redemption, bittersweet, family relations, family problems, sexism ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1935, 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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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: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: desert, filmmaking, friends, friendship, family life, interracial relations, obsession, youth, family relations, social relations, small town, small town life ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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: americana, isolation, dysfunctional family, human spirit, small town, village, small town life, friends, social relations, family problems, village life, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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, contemplative, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: alcohol abuse, bishop, miraculous event, investigation, clergy, society, hopes, life is a bitch, crimes, saint, female director, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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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, sincere, uplifting, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, family relations, rabbi, school, judaism, faith, religions or cults, youth, clergy, parents and children, catholicism, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976, future, 1930s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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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: touching, atmospheric, sentimental, emotional, serious ...
Plot: friendship, racism, culture clash, society, anti semitism, haunted by the past, injustice, gang, human spirit, youth, life is a bitch, rabbi ...
Place: czech republic, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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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, touching, thought provoking, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: taxi driver, friendship, immigrants, suicidal, elderly, society, regret, loneliness, taxi, interracial relations, mentor, depression ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Mrs. Worthington's Party (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Father Jonathan Keene - a cold, impatient Catholic priest arrives in a tiny fishing village the week before Christmas to do what he does best: shut down a dying parish...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, contemplative, feel good
Plot: redemption, christmas, priest, society, self discovery, clergy, introspection, save the day, religions or cults, small town, moral dilemma, cause and meaning ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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, sincere, realistic, based on true events, gloomy ...
Plot: nun, convent, belief in god, friendship, culture clash, traditional versus modern, danger, society, reunion, clergy, exorcism, female friendship ...
Place: romania, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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: touching, thought provoking, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: racism, working class, family relations, medical school, urban setting, neighborhood, housewife, racial tension, racial prejudice, racial segregation, family problems, family life ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, africa, nigeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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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: touching, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: interracial relations, family problems, injustice, social relations, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer, society, legal, racism, small town, rich and poor, idealism ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: georgia, usa, louisiana, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, inspirational, uplifting ...
Plot: prison, human spirit, prison escape, false accusation, freedom, powerful ending, prison life, hopes, life is a bitch, existentialism, life sentence, confined ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 60s, 50s, 40s ...
Place: usa, maine, pacific ocean, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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: atmospheric, captivating, realistic, factual, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, politics, political unrest, friends, writer's life, against the odds, female bonding, smuggling, female protagonist, fascism, culture clash, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, pre world war two, 1950s ...
Place: germany, europe, london, austria, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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, serious, realistic, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: hopes, friendship, wedding, leper, self discovery, human spirit, clinic, parents and children, doctors and patients, rich and poor, family relations, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: india, kolkata, asia, middle east, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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: christian film, uplifting, emotional, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: faith, christian, family relations, christianity, fatherhood, gang, self discovery, human spirit, friendship, destiny, religions or cults, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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, serious, realistic, emotional, touching ...
Plot: hopes, racism, dysfunctional family, father son relationship, partners, family problems, haunted by the past, partners against crime, clergy, society, reluctant partners, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, memphis, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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, emotional, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: civil rights, racism, friendship, teenage life, interracial relations, haunted by the past, family relations, african american, teaching the ways of the world, social differences, friends, blacks and whites ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1964, 1960s
Place: south carolina, usa
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68%
A Storm in Summer (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set in 1969, Abel Shaddick, a crotchety deli owner, has a grudge against virtually everyone in his upstate New York town of Fairview, particularly against his slacker nephew Stanley who lives behind the shop. Without telling his uncle, Stanley ...
Style: touching, sincere, uplifting, feel good, emotional ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: uncle nephew relationship, racism, friendship, interracial relations, family life, golden years, odd couple, society, charity, family relations, couples, friends ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: sincere, touching, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: high school, juvenile delinquency, teacher, power relations, undisciplined, gain trust, youth, society, hardcase students, hopes, dedicated educator, reach out ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Firelight (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Incarcerated women join a band of volunteers who battle forest fires and assist during natural disasters.
Style: emotional, realistic, sincere, serious, touching ...
Plot: youth, redemption, power relations, reach out, juvenile delinquency, human spirit, society, hopes, friendship, fire brigade, rivalry, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: thought provoking, touching, realistic, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: segregation, racism, friendship, bus, master and servant, civil rights, couple relations, human spirit, power relations, friends, injustice, couples ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1955
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Evelyn (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany, Ireland, UK, Netherlands
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Desmond Doyle is devastated when his wife abandons their family on the day after Christmas. His unemployment and the fact that there is no woman in the house to care for the children, Evelyn, Dermot and Maurice, make it clear to the authorities that ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, sincere, touching, intense ...
Plot: unemployment, family problems, parents and children, against the odds, fighting the system, separated, court, mercy, convent school, custody, priest, church ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1953
Place: ireland, europe, scotland, dublin ireland, sydney australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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: suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, captivating, serious ...
Plot: conspiracy, interracial relations, mystery, murder, social relations, law enforcement, lifestyle, crimes, society, deadly, dishonesty, friendship ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story of an old Jewish widow named Daisy Werthan and her relationship with her colored chauffeur Hoke. From an initial mere work relationship grew in 25 years a strong friendship between the two very different characters in a time when those ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, witty, intense, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: elderly, golden years, master and servant, civil rights, interracial relations, racial slur, friendship, self discovery, chauffeur, prejudice, african american, social differences ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 1940s, 60s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, georgia, atlanta, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: sexual, touching, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: church, forbidden love, hospital, celibacy, clergy, gender, love and romance, hopes, life is a bitch, pregnancy, fall in love, religions or cults ...
Time: 60s
Place: albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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, psychological, contemplative ...
Plot: coma, redemption, preacher, small town, minister, forgiveness, jealousy, country, radio, sin, religions or cults, small town life ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: texas, louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%