Movies like Brooklyn Babylon

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Brooklyn Babylon (2001)
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Brooklyn Babylon (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A charismatic rapper falls in love with a young Jewish girl despite the confines of her religious background.
Style: sentimental, sincere, touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: friendship, interracial relations, culture clash, tragic love, social differences, opposites attract, social decay, unlikely couple, musician's life, youth, romance, racism, life is a bitch, fall in love, couples, love affair, society, lifestyle, drug abuse, urban ghetto life, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, street life, misfit, love and romance, city life ...
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city

Most similar movies to Brooklyn Babylon

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sentimental and touching films with plots about love and romance, couples, romance, fall in love, love affair, lifestyle and unfulfillment mostly in Drama, Romance and Music genres. Some movies like Brooklyn Babylon: Listen to Your Heart (2010), Aaron Loves Angela (1975), Same Same But Different (2009), Chopin: Desire for Love (2002), Jungle Fever (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Listen to Your Heart (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Danny Foster doesn't have much: an apartment as small as his paychecks, no family, and a struggling music career. Yet for him, "every day is a great day to be alive," an attitude he gained from his mother's unwavering optimism ...
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: mute or deaf, family relations, fall in love, musician's life, lifestyle, love and romance, couples, couple relations, romance, unfulfillment, misfit, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, connecticut, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Aaron Loves Angela (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Aaron and Angela, two young adults living in the Harlem ghetto of New York City, are deeply in love with each other. The only thing standing in the way of their love is their families. Aaron is black, while Angela is Puerto Rican, and neither family ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: prostitute, tragic love, interracial relations, downfall, life is a bitch, society, crimes, love and romance, romance, against the rules, drug dealing, youth ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, harlem, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
Same Same But Different (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Benjamin Prufer and Sreykeo Solvan. The unexpected and uncertain love story of Sreykeo, a 21 year old bar girl in Phnom Penh and Ben, a young German student traveling to Cambodia on a post graduation summer trip. When Ben ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, realistic, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: love affair, unlikely couple, terminal illness, youth, couples, culture clash, society, social differences, interracial relations, fall in love, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cambodia, germany, europe, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Chopin: Desire for Love (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Music
Country: Poland
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The biography of world famous Polish composer Fryderyk Chopin.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, captivating, emotional
Plot: composer, prodigy, lifestyle, musician's life, opposites attract, love affair, society, romance, couples, fall in love, destructive relationship, love triangle ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s
Place: poland, mallorca, paris france, siberia, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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 6.6
 18K
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: realistic, serious, emotional, sexy, sentimental ...
Plot: interracial romance, architect, black man white woman relationship, interracial relations, love affair, social differences, couples, society, romance, infidelity, prejudice, drug abuse ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, harlem, greenwich village manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Mississippi Masala (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: An Indian family is expelled from Uganda when Idi Amin takes power. They move to Mississippi and time passes. The Indian daughter falls in love with a black man, and the respective families have to come to terms with it.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, light, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: interracial relations, culture clash, immigrants, romance, racism, love affair, fall in love, social differences, opposites attract, family relations, racial prejudice, stereotypes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, africa, india, asia, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.3
 1K
Zebrahead (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Interracial love story set in Detroit.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, bleak, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: interracial relations, high school, high school life, forbidden love, buddies, society, life is a bitch, young lovers, romance, love and romance, lifestyle, youth ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 70s
Place: detroit, usa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Disappearing Acts (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Zora Banks is a school teacher and aspiring singer hoping to become a successful star while taking a break from heartache. Franklin Swift is a down-on-his-luck construction worker and not-quite divorced father of two hoping to start his own ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, talky, sentimental
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: couples, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love affair, looking for love, opposites attract, romance, family problems, lovers reunited, couple relations, starting over, musician's life, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Peter and Vandy (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Flashbacks and flash-forwards illustrate the rise and fall of a love affair between two New Yorkers.
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic, non-linear
Audience: date night
Plot: couples, fall in love, love affair, sexual content, love and romance, lifestyle, couple relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, breakup, bittersweet, romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.2
 2K
China Girl (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Teenage lovers Tony (Richard Panebianco) and Tyan-Hwa (Sari Chang) tip the balance of power in New York's Little Italy and Chinatown.
Style: serious, realistic, tragic ending, modern day adaptation
Plot: racism, interracial relations, tragic love, restaurant, forbidden love, gang, gangsters, street gang, couples, love affair, social decay, fall in love ...
Place: new york, usa, italy, europe, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.0
 745
G (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young Hip Hop star named Summer G falls for a middle to upper class sister while in college. After she rejects him for a fellow social climber, Summer G spends ten years building a Hip Hop empire, then moves to the Hamptons where he finds the ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: hip hop, love triangle, lifestyle, haunted by the past, social differences, lovers reunited, tragic love, unfulfilled love, love affair, infidelity, showbiz, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.9
 9K
Oasis (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Oasis is a love story of two young people abandoned by families. A young man released from prison visits the widow of the man he killed drunk-driving. There he meets her daughter, wheelchair bound with cerebral palsy. Will these two lost people find ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, psychological, serious ...
Plot: romance, hit and run, love affair, starting over, opposites attract, unlikely couple, friendship, haunted by the past, society, life is a bitch, love and romance, disability ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Hottest State (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A young actor from Texas tries to make it in New York while struggling in his relationship with a beautiful singer/songwriter.
Style: realistic, sentimental, semi serious, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: musician, sexuality, love affair, youth, romance, young lovers, fall in love, couple relations, actor's life, musician's life, lifestyle, actor ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.2
 402
One Love (2003)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Jamaica, Norway, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Kassa a free-wheelin rasta man, falls for a straight laced gospel singer Serena, when they both meet as they enter a music contest. Serena's father the pastor forbids her to see him and wants her to marry one of his church members. Meanwhile ...
Style: emotional, captivating, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: music, romance, couples, fall in love, lifestyle, reggae, ambition, clergy, contests and competitions, unfulfillment, love, pastor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: jamaica
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
A Time for Dancing (2002)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Their love of dance, and their friendship, is challenged for two high school girls when one is diagnosed with cancer.
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: friendship, terminal illness, ambition, life is a bitch, teenage life, follow your dream, single parent, lifestyle, unfulfillment, society, determination, dancing ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.1
 2K
Food of Love (2002)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Spain, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Young aspiring pianist attracts attention of famous musicians. Chance encounters bring them together but expectations must be managed by all.
Style: serious, touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic
Plot: family relations, love affair, gay relationship, coming out, youth, romance, musician's life, lifestyle, passionate interest, spouse leaving, gay teenager, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: barcelona, new york, usa, san francisco, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.4
 860
Maze (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Artist Lyle Maze is reconciled to a life without romance thanks to his dual afflictions: Tourette's Syndrome and obsessive-compulsive disorder. But his life takes an unexpected turn when his friend Mike departs on a humanitarian mission, ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, psychological, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: pregnancy, love and romance, lifestyle, romance, friends, couples, family relations, love affair, love triangle, introspection, moral dilemma, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, africa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.8
 220
David & Fatima (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A retelling of Romeo and Juliet in Jerusalem involving a Palestinian woman and an Israeli man.
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, emotional, touching ...
Plot: forbidden love, against the odds, social differences, unlikely couple, opposites attract, fall in love, tragic love, society, young lovers, love and romance, romance, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Mo' Better Blues (1990)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Opens with Bleek as a child learning to play the trumpet, his friends want him to come out and play but mother insists he finish his lessons. Bleek grows into adulthood and forms his own band - The Bleek Gilliam Quartet. The story of Bleek's ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, serious, sentimental, stylized ...
Plot: jazz, music, friendship, musician's life, rivalry, love triangle, saxophonist, jealousy, romance, fall in love, nudity (full frontal - brief), couples ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1969, 60s
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
A Slipping-Down Life (1999)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A young woman becomes obsessed with a small-time North Carolina rock singer.
Style: touching, feel good, sincere, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: groupie, love and romance, artists and showbiz, love affair, lifestyle, rock, opposites attract, musician's life, singer, amusement park, small town, obsession ...
Time: 90s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.9
 833
Preacher's Kid (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Small-town girl Angie King leaves the church and her home to pursue a dream of singing stardom. Luckett plays Angie, the daughter of a stern but loving bishop, whose attraction to the hunky star (Tank) of a traveling gospel show takes her on the ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: hopes, parents and children, love and romance, lifestyle, friendship, couples, youth, destructive relationship, music, father daughter relationship, religion, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Under the Hawthorn Tree (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The daughter of a right-winger, schoolgirl Jing Qiu (Zhou Dong-Yu) is sent to the countryside for reeducation, and tasked to help write a textbook. There she meets Lao San (Shawn Dou), a young soldier with a bright future ahead. Despite the class ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: tragic love, social differences, forbidden love, love and romance, youth, romance, revolution, fall in love, unfulfilled love, society, young lovers, village ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 2.4
 23K
Glitter (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young woman is catapulted into pop stardom, with her already-famous DJ boyfriend calling the shots.
Style: emotional, exciting, sentimental, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: cinderella story, romance, showbiz, hopes, music, ambition, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, rise and fall, love affair, follow your dream, rising to stardom ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman discovers the truth about her former lover from the diary that his first wife wrote to their son, Nicholas.
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, touching, emotional
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, terminal illness, tragic love, family relations, couples, lifestyle, love and romance, fall in love, looking for love, baby born, diary, baby ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Christmas in August (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In a quiet corner of Seoul, Jung-won runs a small photo studio. A humble shack passed down from his widower father, the studio is a space where Jung-won goes about his daily routine of dealing with fussy customers, enlarging photos of class ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, emotional, touching, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, romance, fall in love, friendship, maid, tragic hero, single parent, family relations, destiny, teenage love, love affair, tragic love ...
Time: 90s
Place: korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.1
 11K
A Star Is Born (1976)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A Star Is Born is a 1976 rock music film telling the story of a young woman, played by Barbra Streisand who enters show business, and meets and falls in love with an established male star, played by Kris Kristofferson, only to find her career ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: romance, rise and fall, self discovery, tragic love, rock star, fame, friends, couples, performer's life, love and romance, lifestyle, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, california, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.0
 229
Picnic (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The son of the richest man in town wants to marry the town's beauty queen, but she meets a more interesting stranger who just got off the train.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, tense
Plot: love triangle, social differences, love affair, society, lifestyle, rivalry, romance, social relations, couples, fall in love, friendship, small town ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Once Upon a Time in Rio (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Situated just above the awe-inspiring Ipanema beach in Rio is the Cantagalo slum. Every day, floods of Cantagalo residents make their way down the mountain, only to disappear into their surroundings as part of the invisible working-class that cleans ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: love, love and romance, romance, social differences, forbidden love, parents and children, life is a bitch, fall in love, rich and poor, family relations, couples, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, rio de janeiro, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.2
 421
Raja (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Morocco
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Raja is a nineteen year old orphan literally and figuratively scarred by life. Fred is an emotionally bankrupt westerner living amid his plush gardens and palm trees. Set against the backdrop of contemporary Marrakech, Raja is a cross-cultural drama ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sincere
Plot: unlikely couple, opposites attract, social differences, fall in love, couples, orphan, love and romance, romance, youth, society, obsession, destructive relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: morocco, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.7
 495
Strangers (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Six days in the lives of an Israeli living in a kibbutz and a Palestinian living in Paris, which starts with an accidental meeting in the Berlin Subway during the World cup finals, will change them completely.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, contemplative
Plot: unlikely couple, fall in love, impossible love, couples, love and romance, life is a bitch, hopes, romance, friendship, unfulfilled love, wartime life, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, germany, france, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%