Movies like Amreeka

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Amreeka (2009)
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Amreeka (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates, Canada, Kuwait, Jordan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Eager to provide a better future for her son, Fadi (Melkar Muallem), divorcée Muna Farah (Nisreen Faour) leaves her Palestinian homeland and takes up residence in rural Illinois -- just in time to encounter the domestic repercussions of America's disastrous war in Iraq. Now, the duo must reinvent their lives with some help from Muna's sister, Raghda (Hiam Abbass), and brother-in-law, Nabeel (Yussuf Abu-Warda). Cherien Dabis writes and directs.
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: immigrants, single parent, job seeking, starting over, culture clash, society, social relations, hopes, family in crisis, financial problem, family relations, palestinian, teenage life, youth, misfit, parents and children, family life, family problems, small town life, small town, leaving home, family tradition, female director, teenager, dog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2003
Place: illinois, usa, israel, palestine

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and sincere films with plots about family relations, parents and children, society, single parent, youth, hopes and family problems mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Amreeka: Red Doors (2005), Face (2002), Almost a Woman (2002), Winter Solstice (2004), Like Dandelion Dust (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Red Doors (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Wongs struggle to cope with life, love, and family dysfunction in the suburbs of New York.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family life, dysfunctional family, family problems, human nature, parents and children, culture clash, single parent, youth, suburbs, family in crisis, family relations, prank ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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Face (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Genie, a Chinese-American teenager, develops feelings for a charming African-American DJ, but her grandmother forbids their romance forcing Genie to choose between family and love.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, opposites attract, immigrants, family relations, friends, friendship, family life, human nature, coming of age, youth, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
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Almost a Woman (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young woman named Esmeralda and her family move to New York from a rural area of Puerto Rico. The transition is difficult due to the many challenges she and her family face.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: immigrants, lifestyle, rise to the top, human spirit, single parent, hopes, teenage life, parents and children, family life, family problems, youth, teachers and students ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, puerto rico, latin america, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Winter Solstice (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A widower confronts his older son's decision to leave home and his younger son's self-destructive behavior.
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, touching, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, starting over, couple relations, small town life, love and romance, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teenage boy, bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Like Dandelion Dust (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A compelling drama that explores the different meanings of being a parent through the gritty, realistic lives of a struggling family, and a privileged family. Their lives intersect, intertwine and collide, all for the love of a little boy. This film ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: custody, adoption, starting over, family relations, parents and children, social worker, family life, hopes, family problems, life turned upside down, rivalry, legal action ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Drunkboat (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After twenty years of broken bottles and empty hallways, Mort Gleason witnesses his nephew Moo being beaten while in a drunken stupor. The short contact with family brings Mort back to what are left of his senses and he returns to the last home he ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: family relations, parents and children, single parent, youth, social relations, haunted by the past, suburbs, coming of age, teenage life, self discovery, teenager, suburban life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Between Us (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Abruptly abandoned by her husband in a country completely foreign to her, Colombian native Mariana (Paola Mendoza) struggles to take care of herself and her two young children on the unforgiving streets of New York City. Sebastian Villada, Laura ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious
Plot: homelessness, starting over, human spirit, working class, life is a bitch, family problems, society, american dream, single parent, hopes, family relations, immigrants ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Lebanon, Pa. (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Will, a charming 35-year-old Philadelphia ad man, heads to Lebanon, Pa. to bury his recently deceased father. He forms an unexpected friendship with CJ, his bright, newly pregnant 17-year-old cousin. As Will becomes interested in CJ's married ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: culture clash, americana, family relations, society, love and romance, pregnancy, hopes, coming of age, youth, bittersweet, road not taken, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa, philadelphia
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62%
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Life, Above All (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A touching mother-daughter relationship that reflects the modern South Africa.
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: poverty, human spirit, family relations, family problems, leaving home, social relations, estrangement, social misfits, society, hopes, youth, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Bilal's Stand (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Bilal, a Muslim high school senior works at his family's long-owned taxi stand. "The Stand," as they call it, has been the source of all activity and money for the family for the last sixty years. It seems like Bílal is about to ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Audience: student film
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, family business, self discovery, follow your dream, society, hopes, family problems, parents and children, human spirit, family life, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Due East (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The movie spotlights an intelligent high school senior and National Merit Scholar (Bryant) who has never been part of the "in crowd." She teaches a high school equivalency night class, tends to the needs of her widower father, Jesse ...
Style: sincere, emotional, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: single parent, small town, coming of age, destructive relationship, teenage life, youth, love and romance, lifestyle, family relations, couples, parents and children, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Fifteen and Pregnant (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story, 15 year old Tina Spangler discovers she is pregnant. Her choices are abortion, adoption, or a lonely, exhausting life as a single parent. Abandoned by her boyfriend, she turns to her mother. Tina discovers although it has torn ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pregnancy, family relations, family problems, lifestyle, family in crisis, teenage life, hopes, parent child relationship, sister sister relationship, husband wife relationship, high school, teenager ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Bluebird (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On a freezing January evening, school bus driver Lesley completes her route, but her final inspection abruptly ends when a bluebird comes into view. What happens next shakes her small Maine logging town, proving that even the slightest actions have ...
Style: touching, sincere, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Plot: isolation, family problems, family in crisis, dysfunctional family, working class, drug abuse, teenage life, parents and children, youth, single parent, drugs/alcohol, bus ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Lifted (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The chance to shine in a singing competition offers much-needed hope for a Southern middle-schooler who's drowning in worries, from bullies in the halls to turmoil at home -- and the news that his reservist father has been called back to ...
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: family problems, parents and children, hopes, wartime life, military life, military, contests and competitions, soldier, society, family in crisis, follow your dream, performer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, afghanistan, middle east, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Namesake (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, India
Duration: 122 min.
Story: American-born Gogol, the son of Indian immigrants, wants to fit in among his fellow New Yorkers, despite his family's unwillingness to let go of their traditional ways.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: arranged marriage, childbirth, culture clash, immigrants, childhood, marriage, family life, rebel, newlyweds, acceptance, society, teenage life ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, 21st century, 90s ...
Place: new york, usa, kolkata, india, ohio ...
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Of Boys and Men (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Robert Townsend stars as the patriarch of a family devastated when his wife is killed in a senseless auto accident. Reeling with grief, each family member must find courage and vision to carry on, ultimately eager to do the mother proud.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: family relations, family life, parents and children, family in crisis, youth, car accident, death of wife, accidental death, grief, society, love, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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46%
Alex of Venice (2014)
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: touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: starting over, life turned upside down, self discovery, ambition, eccentric family, family life, parents and children, breakup, family relations, relationship vs career, family problems, sister sister relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, venice california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Children of Invention (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two young children living illegally in a model apartment outside Boston are left to fend for themselves when their hardworking mother disappears
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: family problems, single parent, working class, siblings relations, parents and children, youth, society, family relations, eviction, suburbs, bittersweet, child in peril ...
Time: contemporary
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Shirley Adams (2009)
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: sincere, emotional, touching, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: disability, paralysis, human spirit, parents and children, introspection, hopes, single parent, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations, social decay, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, south africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Canvas (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A woman's schizophrenia affects her relationships with her husband and son.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, melancholic, rough ...
Plot: schizophrenia, mental illness, family relations, family in crisis, couple relations, family problems, parents and children, teenage life, dysfunctional family, single parent, working class, hospital ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa
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A Better Life (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Yann, a cook, and Nadia, a waitress and mother of 9-year-old child, decide to risk everything on the purchase of a restaurant. With plenty of talent, energy, love and dreams, but no finance of their own, they find themselves forced into a jungle of ...
Style: touching, serious, sincere, captivating, realistic
Plot: starting over, family relations, life turned upside down, couple relations, disorder, family problems, single parent, down on your luck, family in crisis, hopes, restaurant, poverty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe, montreal, montreal quebec canada, ontario canada ...
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43%
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My Australia (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, Poland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: City of Lodz in Poland, after the Second World War. Two brothers, Tadek and Andrzej, grow up without a father, and their mother, so busy at work, does not notice when the boys join a rowdy and anti-Semitic organization.Only when during a fight one ...
Style: touching, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: immigrants, family relations, culture clash, self discovery, society, single parent, neo nazism, immigration, holocaust survivor, siblings relations, misfit, uncircumcised penis
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: israel, middle east, australia
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43%
Down in the Delta (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rosa Lynn sends her druggie daughter Loretta and her children Thomas and Tracy away from the big city to live with their uncle Earl in the ancestral home in rural Mississippi. Earl puts Loretta to work in his restaurant, Just Chicken, while also ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, alcohol abuse, farm, dysfunctional family, bittersweet, youth, life is a bitch, rehabilitation, single parent, family in crisis, addiction, family life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, chicago illinois, usa, mississippi river, southern usa ...
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41%
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Girlfriend (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young man with Down's Syndrome romantically pursues a small town single mom who is still mixed up with her volatile ex-boyfriend.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, melancholic, realistic
Plot: life is a bitch, love and romance, single parent, friendship, impossible love, society, hopes, human spirit, social relations, misfit, down syndrome, mother son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Ocean of Pearls (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: As a Sikh man with a full beard and turban, AMRIT SINGH is often the target of racial profiling. But when he sees his dreams of becoming Chief of Surgery at a state-of-the-art transplant center dwindle because of his appearance, Amrit goes against a ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, psychological, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: sikh, culture clash, doctors and patients, workplace, discrimination, surgeon, ambition, immigrants, hospital, parents and children, society, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, detroit, toronto ontario canada, michigan
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40%
My Only Sunshine (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Hayat, her father and bedridden grandfather live in a riverside shack near the dangerously dark but breathtakingly beautiful waters of the Bosphorus. Hayat's father owns a small boat that secures the family's survival through a miscellany ...
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, teenage life, society, single parent, youth, elderly, social misfits, river, coming of age, grandfather granddaughter relationship, poverty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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39%
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Empire of Dirt (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Like many Native families, Lena Mahikan grew up in the cycle of abuse. Her father, a residential school survivor, was an alcoholic until he killed himself when Lena was 10. Her mother, only 14 years her senior, turned to the slots. By the time Lena ...
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: small town, haunted by the past, single parent, society, family problems, youth, danger, life is a bitch, social misfits, dysfunctional family, family life, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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39%
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The Shunning (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Beautiful Katie Lapp has always felt something missing in her simple Amish existence -- until a mysterious "Englisher" comes to Lancaster County looking for the baby girl she gave up for adoption 19 years ago.
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: amish, identity crisis, family relations, family problems, religions or cults, youth, hopes, adoption, self discovery, family in crisis, parents and children, last wish ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Tar Angel (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Newly-arrived Ahmed tries to integrate his family to the canadian society, while attempting to control his son's life orientation.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, captivating, tense, thought provoking ...
Plot: computer virus, immigrants, muslim, rebellion, uncover truth, rebelliousness, society, family relations, militant, political unrest, missing person, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: algeria, canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Dawn Anna (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The true story of a single mom who overcomes many of life's obstacles.
Style: sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious, touching ...
Plot: high school, family problems, human spirit, terminal illness, child illness, against the odds, mentally challenged, rehabilitation, hopes, parents and children, family in crisis, relationship vs career ...
Time: contemporary
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