Movies like Poetic Justice

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Poetic Justice (1993)
 6.0
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Poetic Justice (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In this film, we see the world through the eyes of main character Justice, a young African-American poet. A mail carrier invites a few friends along for a long overnight delivery run.
Style: road movie, touching, realistic, sincere, sentimental, serious, emotional, compassionate, melancholic, romantic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: on the road, friendship, self discovery, starting over, romance, survival, gang, life is a bitch, hopes, urban ghetto life, going straight, homecoming, road trip, college, writer's life, friends, alcohol abuse, society, urban, rehabilitation, social misfits, city life, kids in trouble, urban ghetto, sadness ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, south central los angeles, new jersey

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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, mentor, dialogue, runaway, hopes, culture clash and friendship mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres. Some movies like Poetic Justice: Baby Boy (2001), Mr. Jones (1993), Ruby in Paradise (1993), The Yellow Handkerchief (2008), My Blueberry Nights (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.4
 12K
Baby Boy (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The story of Jody, a misguided, 20-year-old African-American who is really just a baby boy finally forced-kicking and screaming to face the commitments of real life. Streetwise and jobless, he has not only fathered two children by two different ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, melancholic, light ...
Audience: kids
Plot: womanizer, single parent, gang, going straight, crimes, adolescence vs adulthood, domestic violence, selfishness, fistfight, fatherhood, convicted felon, intolerance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, south central los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A recently widowed woman on the road with her precocious young son is determined to make a new life for herself as a singer.
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: friendship, single parent, self discovery, starting over, on the road, unemployment, widow, waitress, singer, road trip, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: arizona, phoenix arizona, california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 5.8
 6K
Mr. Jones (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The story about the relationship between a manic depressive man, Mr Jones, and the female doctor who takes more than a professional interest in his treatment.
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, psychological, sentimental ...
Plot: bipolar disorder, terminal illness, mental illness, opposites attract, hospital, romance, doctors and patients, love affair, destructive relationship, fall in love, forbidden love, rehabilitation ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Ruby in Paradise (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Reeling from her mother's recent death, Ruby Lee Gissing relocates to Florida to start anew. After finding a job at a souvenir store, Ruby becomes friends with the shop's owner, Mildred Chambers, and slowly acclimates to her new ...
Style: touching, realistic, thought provoking, tense, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, self discovery, shoplifting, spring break, journal, introspection, society, jury, love and romance, down on your luck, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, tennessee, usa, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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The Yellow Handkerchief (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A road trip through Louisiana transforms three strangers who were originally brought together by their respective feelings of loneliness.
Style: uplifting, emotional, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: teenage love, self discovery, starting over, unlikely couple, romance, adolescence vs adulthood, unlikely partners, couple relations, social misfits, haunted by the past, crumbling marriage, on the road ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
My Blueberry Nights (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, France, Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Elizabeth has just been through a particularly nasty breakup, and now she's ready to leave her friends and memories behind as she chases her dreams across the country. In order to support herself on her journey, Elizabeth picks up a series of ...
Style: psychological, touching, realistic, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Plot: loneliness, waitress, bar, romance, introspection, couple relations, love and romance, self discovery, life is a bitch, hopes, drifter, poker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cross country, nevada, new york, memphis ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.1
 513
Sweet Jane (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jane, an HIV-positive heroin addict, meets Tony, a young AIDS victim with no family, and the two form a bond.
Style: touching, sentimental, gloomy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: hospital, society, alcohol abuse, overdose, friendship, prostitute, hotel, coming of age, human nature, youth, drug abuse, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Waterdance (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An oft overlooked film about struggling to deal with paralysis. Author Joel Garcia breaks his neck while hiking, and finds himself in a rehab center with Raymond, an exaggerating ladies man, and Bloss, a racist biker. Considerable tension builds as ...
Style: touching, realistic, psychological, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: rehabilitation, friendship, disability, love and romance, paralysis, human spirit, human nature, society, hopes, life philosophy, couples, love affair ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 6.0
 13K
At First Sight (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A blind man has an operation to regain his sight at the urging of his girlfriend and must deal with the changes to his life.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, couple relations, love and romance, fall in love, hopes, starting over, couples, resort, blindness, love, disability, ex husband ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Stanley & Iris (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An illiterate cook at a company cafeteria tries for the attention of a newly widowed woman. As they get to know one another, she discovers his inability to read. When he is fired, she takes on trying to teach him to read in her kitchen each night.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: working class, love, unemployment, education, romance, love and romance, teachers and students, couple relations, school, life is a bitch, friendship, opposites attract ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.7
 19K
Bounce (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A man switches plane tickets with another man who dies in that plane in a crash. The man falls in love with the deceased one's wife.
Style: emotional, sentimental, sincere, melancholic, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: widow, romance, destiny, love and romance, haunted by the past, starting over, hopes, husband wife relationship, advertising, airport, family, redemption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, chicago illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.7
 114K
Boyz n the Hood (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Boyz n the Hood is the popular and successful film and social criticism from John Singleton about the conditions in South Central Los Angeles where teenagers are involved in gun fights and drug dealing on a daily basis.
Style: realistic, tense, emotional, serious, rough ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, juvenile delinquency, gang, african american, poverty, coming of age, friendship, hip hop, tragic event, football, favoritism, party ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s, year 1984 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, south central los angeles, cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.4
 5K
Passion Fish (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Soap actress May-Alice Culhane is paralyzed from the waist down in an accident. She returns to her old home in Louisiana, where she proceeds to drink quite steadily and to drive away five personal attendants in the first twenty minutes of the movie. ...
Style: talky, clever, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: wheelchair, rehabilitation, accident, friendship, disability, friends, life is a bitch, folk, hopes, homecoming, paralysis, human nature ...
Time: 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Clean and Sober (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Hotshot real estate salesman Daryl has a bad cocaine habit. After embezzling his company's money, he wakes up next to a girl who overdosed. To hide from the police, he checks into a rehabilitation program guaranteeing anonymity. Under the ...
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, serious, emotional ...
Plot: drug abuse, drug rehabilitation, addiction, life is a bitch, crimes, human nature, introspection, self discovery, rehabilitation, downfall, going straight, drug addiction ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, philadelphia, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.9
 1K
Gypsy 83 (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two young misfits head for New York City to celebrate their idol and muse, Stevie Nicks, at The Night of 1,000 Stevies. Along the road, in order for them to escape their painful pasts, they must discover their strengths and learn self-acceptance.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, touching, realistic, road movie ...
Plot: self discovery, on the road, friendship, on the run, misfit, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, music band, midlife crisis, twins, small town, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, ohio, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Accidental Tourist (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: After the death of his son, Macon Leary, a travel writer, seems to be sleep walking through life. Macon's wife, seems to be having trouble too, and thinks it would be best if the two would just split up. After the break up, Macon meets a ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: travel, hopes, starting over, couples, opposites attract, breakup, dysfunctional character, love and romance, romance, sibling relationship, dysfunctional family, dysfunctional marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: baltimore, usa, paris france, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
My Crazy Life (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Mousie and Sad Girl are childhood best friends in a contemporary Los Angeles poor Hispanic neighborhood. But when Sad Girl becomes pregnant by Mousie's boyfriend, a drug dealer named Ernesto, the two become bitter enemies. While their dispute ...
Style: realistic, serious, talky, bleak, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquency, friendship, urban ghetto, drug dealing, youth, urban ghetto life, teenage life, gang member, revenge, poverty, teenager ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
American Heart (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Jack is now out of jail and he meets Nick, his adolescent son. Their relationship will be complicated, because Jack has a problem with alcohol. But his love for Nick will help him to get over the past and reach his dreams.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: starting over, family relations, going straight, estrangement, society, human nature, hopes, parents and children, prisoner, father son relationship, adaptation, complex characters ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, alaska, seattle, seattle washington, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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St. Elmo's Fire (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Seven friends - Alec, Billy, Jules, Kevin, Kirby, Leslie and Wendy - are trying to navigate through life and their friendships following college graduation. Alec, who aspires to political life, has just shown his true colors by changing his ...
Style: sentimental, serious, sincere, talky, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, love triangle, graduation, infidelity, young adult, looking for love, adolescence vs adulthood, couple relations, buddies, ambition, secret admirer, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
When a Man Loves a Woman (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: An airline pilot and his wife are forced to face the consequences of her alcoholism when her addictions threaten her life and their daughter's safety. While the woman enters detox, her husband must face the truth of his enabling behavior.
Style: emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: alcoholic, addiction, yuppie, rehabilitation, alcohol abuse, romance, family, life is a bitch, couple relations, hopes, step parent, family in crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Who's That Knocking at My Door (1967)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: J.R. is a typical Italian-American on the streets of New York. When he gets involved with a local girl, he decides to get married and settle down, but when he learns that she was once raped, he cannot handle it. More explicitly linked with Catholic ...
Style: talky, realistic, touching, clever, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, society, urban, lifestyle, hanging, teenage life, couples, buddies, youth, opposites attract, friends ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: italy, usa, new york, europe, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Regarding Henry (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Henry is a lawyer who survives a shooting only to find he cannot remember anything. If that weren't enough, Henry also has to recover his speech and mobility, in a life he no longer fits into. Fortunately, Henry has a loving wife and daughter ...
Style: touching, uplifting, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: memory loss, rehabilitation, lawyer, amnesia, maid, disability, redemption, starting over, parents and children, hopes, family relations, life turned upside down ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
No Looking Back (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Charlie returns to his old town where he meets his ex-girlfriend again and tries to get her back.
Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: small town, friendship, love triangle, waitress, working class, romance, school, small town life, couples, buddies, haunted by the past, introspection ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, texas, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 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, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: destiny, policewoman, romance, love and romance, fall in love, couple relations, haunted by the past, mysterious character, starting over, crimes, guilt, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Children of a Lesser God (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: James is a new speech teacher at a school for the deaf. He falls for Sarah, a pupil who decided to stay on at the school rather than venture into the big bad world. She shuns him at first, refusing to read his lips and only using signs. Will her ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: sign language, romance, disability, couple relations, man-woman relation, love and romance, opposites attract, couples, communication problem, love, deaf, teacher ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new england, usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.3
 1K
Zebrahead (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Interracial love story set in Detroit.
Style: sincere, bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, forbidden love, couples, teenage love, society, young lovers, lifestyle, high school life, americana, urban, skating, teenage life ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa, detroit, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.8
 384
Stone Pillow (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A homeless woman named Florabelle becomes the unwitting guide to the streets for a New York social worker named Carrie who thinks she has lessons to offer the down-and-out clients she serves at the homeless shelter. Soon, however, Carrie realizes ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: survival, friendship, homeless shelter, social worker, teaching the ways of the world, life is a bitch, hopes, college, urban, society, urban ghetto life, down on your luck ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.7
 659
Explicit Ills (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The film follows four inter-connecting stories revolving around love, drugs and poverty in Philadelphia
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: lifestyle, urban, society, injustice, dysfunctional family, human spirit, family relations, urban ghetto, friends, power relations, youth, drug abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Niagara, Niagara (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: "Niagra, Niagra" begins quietly in a drugstore in Poughkeepsie, where Marcie, the film's disarming heroine, likes to shoplift. She literally crashes into Seth, a quiet outsider, also on a shoplifting spree. Marcie invites Seth to ...
Style: touching, realistic, road movie, melancholic, emotional ...
Plot: on the road, pharmacist, pharmacy, love and romance, mental illness, couples, couple relations, social misfits, lovers on the run, disability, male female relationship, police ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada, new york state, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.8
 79K
Eat Pray Love (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Liz Gilbert had everything a modern woman is supposed to dream of having – a husband, a house and a successful career – yet like so many others, she found herself lost, confused and searching for what she really wanted in life. Newly divorced ...
Style: inspirational, sentimental, touching, road movie, scenic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: self discovery, starting over, fall in love, introspection, love affair, hopes, love, lifestyle change, tourist, female protagonist, travel, divorce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indonesia, india, italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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