Movies like Monster's Ball

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Monster's Ball (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Set in the southern USA, a racist white man, Hank, falls in love with a black woman named Leticia. Ironically, Hank is a prison guard working on Death Row who executed Leticia's husband. Hank and Leticia's inter-racial affair leads to confusion and new ideas for the two unlikely lovers.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, psychological, gloomy, captivating, tense, sincere, melancholic, dramatic ...
Plot: electric chair, racism, waitress, redemption, suicide, eviction, execution, hit and run, change of heart, funeral, anger, african american, strong sexual content, interracial relations, romance, unsociability, new love, overweight child, ethnic stereotype, xenophobia, parent child relationship, love affair, hopes, love and romance, interracial romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia, usa, southern 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 love and romance, family relations, dysfunctional family, romance, relationships, storytelling and death mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Monster's Ball: Things We Lost in the Fire (2007), Their Eyes Were Watching God (2005), Remember Me (2010), The Greatest (2009), An Unfinished Life (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Things We Lost in the Fire (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A recent widow invites her husband's troubled best friend to live with her and her two children. As he gradually turns his life around, he helps the family cope and confront their loss.
Style: gloomy, emotional, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: addiction, heroin, life is a bitch, funeral, haunted by the past, love and romance, best friend, birthday, grief, drugs/alcohol, sadness, junkie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Their Eyes Were Watching God (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A drama set in the 1920s, where free-spirited Janie Crawford's search for happiness leads her through several different marriages, challenging the morals of her small town. Based on the novel by Zora Neale Hurston.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, uplifting
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, small town, fight, marriage, love, jealousy, argument, gambling, feminism, human spirit, urban ghetto, romance ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 7.1
 126K
Remember Me (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Still reeling from a heartbreaking family event and his parents' subsequent divorce, Tyler Hawkins discovers a fresh lease on life when he meets Ally Craig, a gregarious beauty who witnessed her mother's death. But as the couple draws ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, surprise ending, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: young lovers, 9/11, death in the family, suicide, romance, parents and children, loss of loved one, loss of parent, dealing with death, college student, fall in love, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 2000s, year 2001
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.7
 8K
The Greatest (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Teenagers Rose and Bennett were in love, and then a car crash claimed Bennett's life. He left behind a grieving mother, father and younger brother, and Rose was left all alone. She has no family to turn to for support, so when she finds out ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: pregnancy, drugs/alcohol, dealing with death, moral dilemma, death in the family, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, unfulfillment, youth, family problems, family relations, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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An Unfinished Life (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Stoic and heartbroken, Einar Gilkyson quietly lives in the rugged Wyoming ranchlands alongside his only trusted friend, Mitch Bradley. Then, suddenly, the woman he blames for the death of his only son arrives at his door broke, desperate, and with a ...
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, realistic, dramatic ...
Plot: starting over, redemption, sheriff, countryside, hopes, farm, friendship, cowboy, bully, single parent, violence against women, grandparent grandchild relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: wyoming, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.6
 21K
Angel Eyes (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A story about a seemingly unlikely couple who cross paths under life-threatening circumstances as though they are destined not only to meet but to save each other's lives. Not once, but twice.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: police officer, destiny, romance, friendship, couple relations, haunted by the past, crimes, love and romance, couples, family problems, life is a bitch, mysterious character ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Four Sheets to the Wind (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: After his father's untimely suicide, Cufe leaves his home in a Native American reservation in search of a more fulfilling life.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: dysfunctional family, dealing with death, siblings relations, death in the family, coming of age, unfulfillment, family relations, starting over, parents and children, estrangement, family problems, last wish ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Personal Velocity (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Three women's escapes from their afflicted lives. Each struggles to flee from the men who confine their personal freedom.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: pregnancy, hitchhiker, self discovery, parents and children, life is a bitch, love and romance, society, youth, couples, family relations, starting over, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, norway, new york state, haiti ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 7.2
 1K
Neo Ned (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Like most kids, Ned idolized his father and dreamed of following in his footsteps. Unfortunately, his father was a two-bit crook who spent most of his life in jail. Without a family of his own, Ned falls in with the Aryan Brotherhood. Soon after, ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: mental illness, racism, opposites attract, mental institution, interracial relations, romance, love affair, fall in love, love and romance, misfit, society, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
A Patch of Blue (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A blind, uneducated white girl is befriended by a black man, who becomes determined to help her escape her impoverished and abusive home life.
Style: talky, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, racism, prostitute, blindness, tenement, park, innocence lost, disability, romance, interracial relations, parents and children, abuse ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.7
 13K
Moonlight Mile (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: As he copes with the death of his fiancee along with her parents, a young man must figure out what he wants out of life.
Style: sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, dealing with death, starting over, romance, death in the family, hopes, love and romance, friends, couple relations, haunted by the past, fall in love, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.4
 164K
Blue Valentine (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Dean and Cindy live a quiet life in a modest neighborhood. They appear to have the world at their feet at the outset of the relationship. However, his lack of ambition and her retreat into self-absorption cause potentially irreversible cracks in ...
Style: realistic, emotional, talky, serious, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: marriage, crumbling marriage, couple relations, nurse, lust, strong sexual content, depression, dysfunctional family, dancing, truck, classroom, bridge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, new york, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.1
 32K
The Messenger (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Will Montgomery (Ben Foster), a U.S. Army Staff Sergeant who has returned home from Iraq, is assigned to the Army’s Casualty Notification service. Montgomery is partnered with Captain Tony Stone (Woody Harrelson), to give notice to the families of ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, bleak ...
Plot: soldier, iraq war, friendship, war, redemption, military, dealing with death, wounded, human nature, wartime life, hopes, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, bosnia, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.5
 15K
Jungle Fever (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A successful and married black man contemplates having an affair with a white girl from work. He's quite rightly worried that the racial difference would make an already taboo relationship even worse.
Style: sexy, serious, sexual, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: architect, interracial romance, love affair, infidelity, drugs/alcohol, interracial relations, romance, forbidden love, xenophobia, addiction, dishonesty, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, harlem, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.2
 2K
Bloodworth (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: E.F. Bloodworth has returned to his home - a forgotten corner of Tennessee - after forty years of roaming. The wife he walked out on has withered and faded, his three sons are grown and angry. Warren is a womanizing alcoholic, Boyd is driven by ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy
Plot: country, drugs/alcohol, redemption, dysfunctional family, family curse, country music, small town, estrangement, family problems, family relations, mentally unstable, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.9
 4K
Heavy (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Victor is a cook who works in a greasy bar/restaurant owned by his mother, Dolly. It's just the two of them, a waitress named Delores, and a heavy drinking regular, Leo. But things change when Callie, a beautiful college drop-out, shows up as a ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: seduction, waitress, jealousy, pizza, obesity, small town, parents and children, unfulfilled love, sexual fantasy, rejection, fast food restaurant, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york state, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.2
 1K
Zebrahead (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Interracial love story set in Detroit.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, forbidden love, americana, young lovers, romance, interracial relations, urban ghetto, teenage love, high school life, urban, teenage life, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A New York couple's relationship is tested after the loss of their child. This film is the wide-released combination of the original two :him and :her volumes that premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: obsession, crumbling marriage, postmodernism, romance, couple relations, unfulfillment, couples, love affair, parents and children, breakup, life turned upside down, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, connecticut, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 7.1
 187K
P.S. I Love You (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A young widow discovers that her late husband has left her 10 messages intended to help ease her pain and start a new life.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, starting over, terminal illness, dealing with death, death, family relations, loss of spouse, romance, couples, widow widower, letter, journey ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.8
 391
Four (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Adapted from a stage play by Christopher Shinn, the debut feature from Joshua Sanchez is a provocative rumination on race and sexuality set on a sweltering 4th of July evening.
Style: sincere, talky, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: under the surface, love and romance, gays and lesbians, couple relations, interracial relations, parents and children, sexual relations, teenage life, gender, society, youth, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Rachel Getting Married (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A young woman who has been in and out from rehab for the past 10 years returns home for the weekend for her sister's wedding.
Style: talky, realistic, gloomy, serious, touching ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, african american, siblings relations, addiction, family gatherings, sister, family problems, family relations, family life, rehabilitation, parents and children, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, usa, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Gas, Food Lodging (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the boring desert of New Mexico, a single mother raises her two teenage daughters, Shade and Trudi, whose deepest desire is to leave the dead calm town. Shade is the type to escape in her extravagant fantasies while Trudi is so rebelious it could ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: small town, coming of age, waitress, single mother, desert, parents and children, teenage life, parent child relationship, teenage daughter, sibling relationship, unwanted pregnancy, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new mexico, usa, argentina, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.9
 2K
Dandelion (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In a small town of rolling fields and endless skies, isolated 16 year old Mason lives in a world where families exist in fragmented silence and love seems to have gone missing. Then Mason meets Danny, a sensitive and troubled girl, and their tender ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: teenage love, small town, dysfunctional family, coming of age, friendship, young heroes, young lovers, romance, factory, innocence lost, family in crisis, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: idaho, usa, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 7.6
 260K
Seven Pounds (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An IRS agent with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.
Style: touching, emotional, sad, compassionate, sentimental ...
Plot: redemption, hopes, life philosophy, life changing experience, sacrifice, suicidal, self sacrifice, tragic event, depression, true love, fall in love, secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Last Good Time (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A reclusive aging widower struggling with tax problems has a complete change in his views of life as he has a chance encounter with a young woman who moves in with him briefly.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: starting over, elderly lovers, golden years, supportive spouse, romance, aging, self discovery, love affair, elderly, love and romance, couples, musician's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Little Children (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: The lives of two lovelorn spouses from separate marriages, a registered sex offender, and a disgraced ex-police officer intersect as they struggle to resist their vulnerabilities and temptations.
Style: sexual, psychological, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, strong sexual content, adultery, small town, under the surface, housewife, love affair, parenthood, extramarital affair, masturbation, castration, american football ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Veronika Decides to Die (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After a frantic suicide attempt, Veronika awakens inside a mysterious mental asylum. Under the supervision of an unorthodox psychiatrist who specializes in controversial treatment, Veronika learns that she has only weeks to live.
Style: touching, psychological, melancholic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: mental institution, suicide, terminal illness, starting over, psychiatrist, hopes, doctors and patients, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, depression, life, adaptation, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The life you love may be your own.... The wife of a much older man finds herself attracted to their neighbour's son, who is closer to her age.
Style: emotional, offbeat, touching, semi serious, gloomy ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: starting over, self discovery, age difference, family life, family problems, love affair, marriage, parents and children, haunted by the past, love and romance, neighbor, publisher ...
Time: 70s, contemporary, 80s, 90s, 20th century ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.5
 361
The Affair (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A black soldier in World War II England begins an affair with a white woman whose husband is a soldier currently overseas in battle and in doubts of her relationship with him as she discovered he had been having an affair with his secretary.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy
Plot: racism, interracial relations, military life, romance, small town, wartime life, war, injustice, love and romance, society, couples, life is a bitch ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
According to Greta (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Greta is a waitress who falls for an ambitious cook at the restaurant where they work. But as their summer romance heats up, she has to overcome the concerns of her grandparents about her boyfriend's criminal past.
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, love and romance, youth, couple relations, fall in love, society, suicide, teenager, love, summer, rebellion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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