Movies like A Raisin in the Sun 1961

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A Raisin in the Sun (1961)
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A Raisin in the Sun (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Walter Lee Younger is a young man struggling with his station in life. Sharing a tiny apartment with his wife, son, sister and mother, he seems like an imprisoned man. Until, that is, the family gets an unexpected financial windfall...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, thought provoking, serious, realistic, dramatic, intense, talky, heartbreaking ...
Plot: racism, family relations, working class, medical school, housewife, neighborhood, racial segregation, racial prejudice, apartment, racial tension, urban setting, african american, family problems, injustice, life is a bitch, family life, human nature, insurance, family in crisis, discrimination, prejudice, poverty, dysfunctional family, moving, segregation ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, africa, nigeria

Most similar movies to A Raisin in the Sun

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, society, parents and children, life is a bitch, bittersweet, redemption and runaway mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like A Raisin in the Sun: Shadrach (1998), Black Girl (1972), The Glass Menagerie (1987), The Rising Place (2001), Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Raisin in the Sun (2008)
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: sentimental, sincere, emotional, touching, uplifting ...
Plot: racism, family relations, discrimination, injustice, parents and children, couple relations, social differences, rich and poor, follow your dream, single parent, interracial relations, racial discrimination ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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95%
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Shadrach (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In 1935, 99-year-old former slave Shadrach asks to be buried on the soil where he was born to slavery, and that land is owned by the large Dabney family, consisting of Vernon, Trixie and their seven children, and to bury a black man on that land is ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, interracial relations, slave, slavery, society, social differences, human nature, bittersweet, injustice, friends, family problems, racism ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: virginia, alabama, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Black Girl (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An aspiring dancer and her wicked sister's resent their mother's love for a foster daughter.
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, family relations, society, life is a bitch, youth, couples, family problems, injustice, siblings relations, parents and children, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Glass Menagerie (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A son longs to escape from his stifling home, where his genteel mother worries about the future prospects of his lame, shy sister.
Style: psychological, serious, touching, melancholic, sentimental ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, aging, parents and children, family life, family in crisis, unfulfillment, romance, family problems, brother sister relationship, family relations, cripple, collection ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 70s, 1920s
Place: tennessee, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Rising Place (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The close friendship of two young women, each of a different race, and their struggle to find purpose in their lives during this time of social injustice and world war.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: fall in love, life is a bitch, human nature, friendship, feminism, injustice, soldier, social differences, working class, pregnancy, society, interracial relations ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: virginia, usa, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: This film relates the story of a tightly connected Afro-American community informally called Colored Town where the inhabitants live and depend on each other in a world where racist oppression is everywhere, as told by a boy called Cliff who spent ...
Style: sentimental, uplifting, realistic, compassionate, serious ...
Plot: racism, family relations, discrimination, americana, interracial relations, racial segregation, social differences, injustice, society, youth, life is a bitch, family life ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 40s, 1950s, 70s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
Story: The film follows one day in the lives of the Tyrone family, each member is troubled and has been damaged by alcohol and/or drugs. In addition, they have issues with each other that lead to fights and an inability to reconcile completely with one ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, talky, depressing ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, family relations, addiction, dysfunctional family, actor, redemption, actor's life, lifestyle, human nature, family life, unfulfillment, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: connecticut, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Sudie and Simpson (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A television movie about the friendship that develops between a young white girl and an older black man in a racist, rural Georgia town during the 1940s.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, sentimental, thought provoking ...
Plot: interracial relations, friendship, racism, false accusation, small town, family relations, society, youth, opposites attract, life is a bitch, coming of age, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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, single parent, dysfunctional character, social worker, drugs/alcohol, family life, parents and children, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: mississippi, chicago illinois, usa, mississippi river, atlanta georgia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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One True Thing (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A career woman reassesses her parents' lives after she is forced to care for her cancer-stricken mother.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, melancholic, clever ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, dysfunctional family, parents and children, unfulfillment, family problems, loss of parent, death of parent, cancer, tragedy, small town, family relations, family drama ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: suspense, touching, talky, emotional, tense ...
Plot: friendship, racism, prostitute, interracial relations, blindness, disability, family relations, alcohol abuse, innocence lost, tenement, park, romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.0
 161
White Water (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: White Water is the story of a 7 year-old black kid in segregated 1963 Opelika, Alabama who becomes obsessed with the desire to taste the water from the "white's only" drinking fountain and sets out on a quest to do the unthinkable: ...
Style: touching, serious, suspenseful, sentimental, realistic
Plot: young heroes, missing child, life is a bitch, interracial relations, parents and children, society, racism, family relations, youth, discrimination, family problems, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Middle-aged widow Beatrice Hunsdorfer (Joanne Woodward) and her daughters Ruth (Roberta Wallach) and Matilda (Nell Potts) are struggling to survive in a society they barely understand. Beatrice dreams of opening an elegant tea room but does not have ...
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, psychological, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, coming of age, family problems, family life, parents and children, life is a bitch, teacher, winning, dysfunctional family, single father, bittersweet, teenage life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: connecticut, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Bastard Out of Carolina (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Difficult tale of poor, struggling South Carolinian mother & daughter, who each face painful choices with their resolve and pride. Bone, the eldest daughter, and Anney her tired mother, grow both closer and farther apart: Anney sees Glen as ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, disturbing, emotional, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual abuse, pedophile, family relations, corporal punishment, dysfunctional family, family problems, parents and children, child rape, life is a bitch, family in crisis, innocence lost, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 90s, 40s ...
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Lilies of the Field (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An unemployed construction worker (Homer Smith) heading out west stops at a remote farm in the desert to get water when his car overheats. The farm is being worked by a group of East European Catholic nuns, headed by the strict mother superior ...
Style: touching, captivating, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: desert, nun, convent, chapel, construction worker, friendship, small town life, human spirit, interracial relations, religions or cults, farm, hopes ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Killer of Sheep (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Stan works in drudgery at a slaughterhouse. His personal life is drab. Dissatisfaction and ennui keep him unresponsive to the needs of his adoring wife, and he must struggle against influences which would dishonor and endanger him and his family.
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy
Plot: ghetto, money, friendship, lifestyle, dysfunctional family, human nature, family life, parents and children, couple relations, family problems, family relations, slaughterhouse ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Matt and Christina Drayton are a couple whose attitudes are challenged when their daughter brings home a fiancé who is black.
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: interracial relations, culture clash, maid, family relations, vacation, widower, miscegenation, romance, generation gap, family disapproval, parents and children, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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The Help (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Aibileen Clark is a middle-aged African-American maid who has spent her life raising white children and has recently lost her only son; Minny Jackson is an African-American maid who has often offended her employers despite her family's ...
Style: touching, uplifting, thought provoking, emotional, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: racism, friendship, maid, master and servant, civil rights, writers, storytelling, interracial relations, racial issues, racial segregation, blacks and whites, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1963
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, united states, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Chocolate (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, West Germany, Cameroon
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young French woman returns to the vast silence of West Africa to contemplate her childhood days in a colonial outpost in Cameroon. Her strongest memories are of the family's houseboy, Protee - a man of great nobility, intelligence and beauty ...
Style: touching, realistic, contemplative, thought provoking, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: interracial relations, racism, colonialism, coming of age, culture clash, jazz, parents and children, discrimination, social differences, profanity, strong female presence, power relations ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, 80s
Place: africa, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.6
 12K
Black or White (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A grieving widower is drawn into a custody battle over his granddaughter, whom he helped raise her entire life.
Style: thought provoking, sincere, touching, compassionate, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: interracial relations, custody, custody battle, family problems, family in crisis, legal, rivalry, society, racism, widower, courtroom, grandfather granddaughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 645
As Summers Die (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Set in a sleepy Southern Louisiana town in 1959, a lawyer, searches for justice as he volunteers to help a black woman whose property is being threatened by the Holts, the first family of the town, after she refuses to sell her valuable land.
Style: touching, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: interracial relations, family problems, social relations, injustice, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer, society, legal, idealism, racism, rich and poor, small town ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Sky Is Gray (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Drama - From Ernest J. Gaines, author of "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman," comes a deceptively simple, yet emotionally complex tale of a young boy's discovery of what it's like to be black in Louisiana during the ...
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, contemplative, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, life is a bitch, society, injustice, family relations, bittersweet, parents and children, interracial relations, dignity, toothache, segregation, poverty ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Long Walk Home (1990)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two women, black and white, in 1955 Montgomery Alabama, must decide what they are going to do in response to the famous bus boycott lead by Martin Luther King.
Style: thought provoking, touching, realistic, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: segregation, racism, friendship, bus, master and servant, civil rights, bittersweet, hopes, life is a bitch, society, human spirit, couple relations ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1955
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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The Trip to Bountiful (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Carrie Watts is living the twilight of her life trapped in an apartment in 1940's Houston, Texas with a controlling daughter-in-law and a hen-pecked son. Her fondest wish -- just once before she dies -- is to revisit Bountiful, the small Texas ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: bus, redemption, small town, family relations, americana, self discovery, homecoming, escape, parents and children, small town life, human nature, introspection ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: texas, usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Secret Life of Bees (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Set in South Carolina in 1964, this is the tale of Lily Owens a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother. To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father, Lily flees with Rosaleen, her caregiver and only ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, emotional, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: civil rights, racism, friendship, teenage life, interracial relations, haunted by the past, family relations, runaway child, african american, social differences, teaching the ways of the world, blacks and whites ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1964, 1960s
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tells the story of Sadie and Bessie Delany, two African-American (they preferred "colored") sisters who both lived past the age of 100. They grew up on a North Carolina college campus, the daughters of the first African-American Episcopal ...
Style: emotional, gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: discrimination, interracial relations, racism, dentist, life is a bitch, lifestyle, journalism, society, family relations, college life, siblings relations, college ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century
Place: new york, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.9
 11K
My Life (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: It seems that Bob Jones has everything a man could want, namely a fulfilling job and a beautiful, pregnant wife, Gail. But Bob's life is turned upside-down when he is diagnosed with cancer and given four months to live -- not even enough time ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, sad, sentimental ...
Plot: terminal illness, reconciliation, death, pregnancy, childbirth, self discovery, family life, couple relations, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, child birth, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story of an old Jewish widow named Daisy Werthan and her relationship with her colored chauffeur Hoke. From an initial mere work relationship grew in 25 years a strong friendship between the two very different characters in a time when those ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, witty, intense, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: elderly, golden years, master and servant, racial slur, civil rights, interracial relations, friendship, self discovery, chauffeur, african american, prejudice, social differences ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 1940s, 60s, 1950s ...
Place: georgia, usa, atlanta, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Marvin's Room (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A leukemia patient attempts to end a 20-year feud with her sister to get her bone marrow.
Style: touching, emotional, uplifting, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, reunion, estrangement, leukemia, transplant, siblings relations, single parent, family relations, family problems, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, sibling relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida, ohio, usa, orlando florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.2
 804
Boycott (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: This made-for-TV movie dramatizes the historic boycott of public buses in the 1950s, led by civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, talky
Plot: interracial relations, racism, fighting the system, rebellion, human spirit, social differences, discrimination, society, politics, journalism, hopes, leadership ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%