Movies and TV shows like Crash 2008

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Crash
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Crash is an American television drama series that tells the story of how the lives of how several very diverse Southern Californians intersect.
Style: gloomy, serious, touching, realistic, sincere
Plot: racism, interracial relations, city life, social decay, urban, hopes, life is a bitch, society, unfulfillment, couples, family problems, family relations, immigrants, human nature, based on movie, injustice, dishonesty, law enforcement, partners, temperamental, latinos, self destructing, police detective
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Olive Kitteridge
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Any Day Now
Drama
USA
60 min.
 8.4
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, sincere and touching films and TV series with plots about family relations, life is a bitch, society, hopes, parents and children, urban and family problems mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Crash: America So Beautiful (2001), For Colored Girls (2010), Anne B. Real (2003), Automatic (2005), About Sunny (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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America So Beautiful
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: This film follows the odyssey of a group of Iranian immigrants in Los Angeles, trying to find their place in America amidst the unfolding of the 1979 Iran hostage crisis.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: disco, immigrants, follow your dream, culture clash, music, racism, nightlife, nightclub, life is a bitch, society, coming of age, human nature ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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For Colored Girls
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: About existence from the perspective of 20 nameless black females. Each of the women portray one of the characters represented in the collection of twenty poems, revealing different issues that impact women in general and women of color in ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, offbeat, atmospheric ...
Plot: feminism, domestic violence, urban, down on your luck, gender, unfulfillment, family problems, rape, love, poem, crumbling marriage, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Anne B. Real
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: ANNE B. REAL is the coming of age story of a young female rapper, who finds her inspiration by reading the Diary of Anne Frank.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: hip hop, juvenile delinquency, single parent, urban, introspection, siblings relations, urban ghetto, urban ghetto life, coming of age, family life, society, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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Automatic
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Everyone falls into self destructive habits. Automatic lets us view a small cross-section of the lives of six characters as they struggle to break free from the automatic behavior that drives their lives.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: human nature, urban, womanizer, crumbling marriage, couple relations, fall in love, sexual relations, siblings relations, destiny, hopes, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   58%
    User:   53%
 
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About Sunny
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: As things unravel for a struggling single mother in Las Vegas, she must decide what she's willing to give up to get by.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy, emotional ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, single parent, urban, moral dilemma, parents and children, down on your luck, life is a bitch, family relations, working class, society, family problems, strip club ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa
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A Long Way Home
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Family members struggle to heal their emotional wounds after an incident of sexual abuse.
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere, touching ...
Plot: redemption, suburbs, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, suburban life, hopes, psychiatrist, teenager, family problems, family relations, domestic disturbance, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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The Cleaner
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: After hitting rock-bottom from his own addictions during the birth of his twins, William Banks strikes a tentative deal with God. In exchange for a second chance, he vows to kick his addictions and dedicate his life to helping others. Now, along ...
Style: serious, realistic, uplifting
Plot: addiction, going straight, hopes, life is a bitch, society, rescue, human nature, family life, family relations, power relations, recovery, drug rehab ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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The Women of Brewster Place
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 200 min.
Story: A multigenerational story of the lives of several black women who call an inner-city tenement home.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: urban, dysfunctional family, racism, urban ghetto, adventure, urban ghetto life, injustice, city life, society, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 1960s
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System:   54%
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Little Birds
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lily and Alison face a life-changing event after they leave their Salton Sea home and follow the boys they meet back to Los Angeles.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, captivating
Plot: friends, best friends, drugs/alcohol, friendship, adventure, adolescence vs adulthood, small town, teenage life, urban, coming of age, youth, runaway ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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System:   53%
    User:   46%
 
Everyday People
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The closing of a local restaurant concerns a number of employees who've dedicated their lives to the eatery
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, thought provoking
Plot: interracial relations, social differences, urban, working class, restaurant, workplace situations, city life, society, workplace romance, workplace, boss and employee, cooking and food ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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System:   53%
    User:   63%
 
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Heart of Now
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: "Heart of Now" concerns a young woman with a profound longing for a sense of family. Amber is devastated after her boyfriend abandons her because she's pregnant. She is whisked across a contrast of urban, natural and emotional ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: introspection, pregnancy, hopes, desert, downfall, redemption, looking for love, haunted by the past, life turned upside down, love and romance, unfulfillment, premarital sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   42%
 
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Smashed
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Kate and Charlie like to have a good time. Their marriage thrives on a shared fondness for music, laughter… and getting smashed. When Kate’s partying spirals into hard-core asocial behavior, compromising her job as an elementary schoolteacher, ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, melancholic, heartbreaking ...
Plot: addiction, drinking, teacher, rehabilitation, support group, drugs/alcohol, school, relationships, depression, wine, character study, alcohol abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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System:   49%
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Powder Blue
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: On the gritty streets of LA, the destinies of four people desperate for connection and redemption are about to collide.
Style: bleak, emotional, realistic, touching, serious ...
Plot: redemption, hospital, loneliness, suicide, death, depression, cancer, drugs/alcohol, human nature, life philosophy, nudity (topless - notable), destiny ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, paris france
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System:   48%
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Othello
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: With freshly rechristened characters and brand-new dialogue, this British TV production of Othello is a "rethinking" of Shakespeare's play, albeit still retaining the original's power and potency. The story is set in the London ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: betrayal, downfall, vengeance, couple relations, infidelity, tragic love, murder, injustice, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, shakespeare ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
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God's Army
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Life as a Mormon missionary isn't what 19-year-old Brandon Allen expected: so many rules and so few successes. Los Angeles is as unrepentant as Sodom and Gomorrah. He's forced to share a small apartment with five young prank-loving ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, uplifting ...
Plot: human nature, human spirit, redemption, self discovery, couple relations, parents and children, siblings relations, culture clash, working class, religions or cults, coming of age, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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Shirley Adams
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa, USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Shirley Adams spends her days caring for her disabled son, Donovan - he was shot in the back of the neck on his way home from school one afternoon over a year ago. Since then the Adams family has lost all their worldly possessions to medical bills. ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: human spirit, introspection, parents and children, small town, down on your luck, disability, family in crisis, hopes, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, south africa
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System:   45%
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Steam
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Three women — a young coed, a forty-something single mother, and one a senior-aged widow — meet in the sauna of the local gym, where they gradually get to know one another and bond over their respective trials and tribulations.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, talky ...
Plot: singleness, hopes, family relations, golden years, single parent, human spirit, sauna, widow, catholic, lesbian, introspection, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
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System:   45%
    User:   40%
 
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Toe to Toe
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: serious, emotional, 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
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System:   45%
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Alex of Venice
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After her stay-at-home husband leaves her, a workaholic lawyer finds that she is not completely up to the tasks of caring for her young son, ailing father and household all by herself.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: drugs/alcohol, single parent, starting over, eccentric family, life turned upside down, hopes, family problems, self discovery, parents and children, siblings relations, family in crisis, relationship vs career ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   42%
 
Resurrection Blvd.
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Santiagos are a proud East Los Angeles Latino family whose hopes and dreams are rooted in the world of professional boxing.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, emotional, rough
Plot: athlete's life, parents and children, siblings relations, family life, urban, hopes, family relations, immigrants, coming of age, human spirit, ambition, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Balancing Act
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Having cheated on his wife, Giulio, a municipal employee, moves out, but has to find a solution on how to still support his family, and himself.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: downfall, parents and children, urban, down on your luck, breakup, infidelity, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, unfulfillment, couples, family problems, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy
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System:   44%
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Marfa Girl
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A disaffected Texas teen spends his 16th birthday getting high, hanging out and having casual sex.
Style: sexual, serious, bleak, realistic, rough ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, sexual relations, strong sexual content, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, small town, society, youth, human nature, border patrol, teenager, interracial relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
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System:   43%
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If Nothing Else Works Out
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In 2006, a journalist in financial problems, a woman who dresses as a man and a troubled taxi driver become friends, and gradually, an awkward, strong emotional bond emerges among them, especially when they decide to play a confidence game.
Style: serious, gloomy, offbeat, realistic, rough ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, drug dealing, urban, friendship, down on your luck, social decay, crimes, society, life is a bitch, friends, prostitute, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil
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System:   41%
    User:   39%
 
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Where God Left His Shoes
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Frank, Angela, and their two children are evicted from their New York City apartment, they have no choice but to move into a homeless shelter. After a few difficult months, good news comes their way on Christmas Eve: a nearby housing project ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: realism, down on your luck, life is a bitch, urban, race against time, survival, parents and children, family in crisis, chases and races, family problems, family relations, christmas ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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System:   40%
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The Event
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An intense relationship drama that takes the form of a mystery, The Event centers around a series of unexplained deaths that occur among the gay community in New York's fashionable Chelsea district. Nick, a district attorney investigating the ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, human nature, couple relations, terminal illness, life is a bitch, investigation, family problems, gender, unfulfillment, couples, family relations, dying ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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System:   40%
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Riot
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In April 1992, following the notorious Rodney King verdict, the streets of Los Angeles became a battlefield, the backdrop to four personal intertwined stories.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: racism, social decay, urban, urban ghetto life, injustice, urban ghetto, city life, drug addiction, society, life is a bitch, human nature, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, south central los angeles
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System:   40%
    User:   41%
 
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Maya
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 105 min.
Story: MAYA is a coming of age story set against an outlawed brutal practice of ritual rape still occurring in some parts of India.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, immigrants, village, innocence lost, sexual abuse, countryside, adoption, urban, death in the family, kids in trouble, injustice, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india
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System:   39%
    User:   32%
 
A Raisin in the Sun
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: single parent, follow your dream, store, couple relations, interracial relations, parents and children, rich and poor, discrimination, racism, social differences, americana, injustice ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa
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System:   38%
    User:   44%
 

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Constellation
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Constellation chronicles the lives and loves of an African-American family in the deep South as they are forced to come to terms with a tumultuous past marked by an unrequited interracial affair. The film explores the way in which the family ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: interracial relations, parents and children, death in the family, family gatherings, haunted by the past, family in crisis, estrangement, family problems, family relations, couple relations, love affair, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa
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Welcome to Paradise
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When big-city preacher Debbie Laramie (Crystal Bernard) moves to the small town of Paradise with her son Hayden (Bobby Edner), she finds the local community unreceptive to her message of love and forgiveness. Determined to get through to her ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, uplifting
Plot: clergy, young lovers, countryside, introspection, small town, parents and children, urban, family life, church, small town life, village, social decay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
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System:   38%
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