Movies like Ruby Jean and Joe

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Ruby Jean and Joe (1996)
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Ruby Jean and Joe (1996)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In a tale set in the rough and tumble world of professional rodeo, an over-the-hill former champion broncobuster and a young hitchhiker develop a special friendship.
Plot: friendship, interracial friendship, interracial relations, rodeo

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Most similar movies to Ruby Jean and Joe

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about friendship, friends, society, interracial relations, coming of age, human nature and family relations mostly in Drama, Western and War genres. Some movies like Ruby Jean and Joe: Amexicano (2007), Sophie and the Moonhanger (1996), The Rider (2017), Of Mice and Men (1992), Shenandoah (1965). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Amexicano (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A look at the bond between an illegal immigrant and a blue-collar Italian-American from Queens.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: friendship, social differences, deportation, immigrants, society, working class, human nature, unemployment, culture clash, interracial friendship, unrequited love, unlikely hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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95%
Sophie and the Moonhanger (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A woman pits herself against her husband and his Ku Klux Klan member friends when she learns that they are planning an attack against her black maid and her husband.
Plot: friend, racism, friendship, housekeeper, marital abuse, husband wife relationship, ku klux klan, interracial relations
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: southern usa
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90%
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The Rider (2017)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Once a rising star of the rodeo circuit, and a gifted horse trainer, young cowboy Brady is warned that his riding days are over, after a horse crushed his skull at a rodeo. Back home on the Pine Ridge Reservation, with little desire or alternatives ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, exciting, touching, rough
Plot: horse riding, rodeo, cowboy, human animal relationship, horse, disabled person, riding accident, head injury, rodeo cowboy, lasso, father son relationship, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: south dakota
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81%
Of Mice and Men (1992)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two drifters, one a gentle but slow giant, try to make money working the fields during the Depression so they can fulfill their dreams.
Style: touching, emotional, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, great depression, farm, village life, social problems, supportive friend, social misfits, buddies, follow your dream, mentally challenged, misfit, society ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Shenandoah (1965)
Genre: Drama, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Charlie Anderson, a farmer in Shenandoah, Virginia, finds himself and his family in the middle of the Civil War he wants nothing to do with. When his youngest boy is taken prisoner by the North the Civil War is forced upon him.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, rough, emotional ...
Plot: american civil war, interracial relations, anti war, heroes, family relations, pow, widower, war, bittersweet, state affairs, parents and children, missing person ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: virginia, usa, england
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74%
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Welcome Home (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 86 min.
Story: This is the story of two childhood friends - Lucas (a 16-year-old high-schooler) and Bert (a mechanic’s apprentice) - who flee the suffocating fish bowl that their killjoy families’ lives have become. Lucas, still quite immature, finds a “big ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, friendship between boys, childhood friend, youth, teenage boy, pubic hair, male nudity, house
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73%
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Last Man Club (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A WW2 veteran destined for life in a retirement home escapes his difficult family situation and embarks on a cross country adventure to find the last remaining members of his B-17 bomber crew with the help of a beautiful accomplice.
Plot: friendship, veteran, young woman, retirement home, honor, world war two
Time: 1940s
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70%
Twelve Mile Road (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A divorced farmer takes in his troubled teenage daughter for the summer, a summer which changes the lives of the two of them, and their friends and family.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: troubled teen, family relations, farmer, teenage life, family problems, estrangement, youth, parents and children, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, elderly, summer vacation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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63%
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The Chosen (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Chosen follows the story of two teenage boys determined to remain friends despite the deep differences between their two families. Set in New York during the 1940s, this provocative film follows the son of an orthodox rabbi and the son of a ...
Style: touching, realistic, contemplative, serious, nostalgic ...
Plot: friendship, chosen one, culture clash, coming of age, parents and children, friends, family relations, clergy, youth, society, interracial relations, teenage life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, israel, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Cowboy Up (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: "Cowboy Up" is a celebration of the risk-taking, daredevil personalities of modern rodeo. In the world of professional bull riding, newcomer Ely Braxton (Marcus Thomas) is the craziest guy around; his brother Hank (Kiefer Sutherland) is a ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere
Plot: friendship, love triangle, love affair, rivalry, relationship vs career, couple relations, fish out of water, fall in love, redemption, unfulfilled love, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Spikes Gang (1974)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After escaping home, three young friends form a dynamic alliance of untamed youth. They meet an old man named Spikes with the experience only a master gunfighter can offer. The gang of men go on a crime spree and are converted to outlaws with a ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: runaway, gunshot wound, theft, betrayal, rivalry, youth, graphic violence, teaching the ways of the world, friendship, chases and races, heroes, crimes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
My Name Is Bill W. (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Bill W. (James Woods), a successful stock broker whose life falls apart after the stock crash of the 20's and how he comes to grips with his alcoholism. Along with a fellow alcoholic (James Garner) he forms a support ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, support group, friendship, drug abuse, against the odds, human spirit, self discovery, rehabilitation, hopes, family problems, coping, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: usa
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58%
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We (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A summer trip to Berlin offers a fleeting glimpse into the lives of the country's youth in this vibrant, character-driven drama from director Martin Gypkens. When twentysomething Florian arrives in town to pay a visit to long-lost pal Pit, the ...
Plot: friendship, grownups, becoming an adult, unhappiness, homosexuality, homosexual, filmmaker, high school friends, gay interest, gay kiss, gay, coming of age ...
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Knuckle Sandwich (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After leaving his small Georgia town behind to start a new life in Los Angeles, aspiring businessman Carter quickly becomes a success. But when he loses his girlfriend and his job in the same morning, he decides to return to his old town with hopes ...
Plot: deputy sheriff, alcoholic, interracial relations, male nudity, friendship, female nudity
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53%
 6.2
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The Runaway (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: At the birth of two boys, one white and one black, a mysterious and powerful Conjure Woman (Maya Angelou) prophesies that they will start the change. Growing up as best friends in rural Georgia in the 1940s, the boys make a discovery that leads the ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, captivating, serious ...
Plot: conspiracy, interracial relations, mystery, murder, social relations, law enforcement, lifestyle, crimes, society, deadly, dishonesty, friendship ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.1
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Green Dragon (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A tale about Vietnamese refugees sent to an orientation camp on the Camp Pendleton Marine Base in California, 'Green Dragon' focuses on a young boy and his sister. Set in 1975, the film chronicles the stories told to the two children by ...
Style: psychological, emotional, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: military, interracial relations, self discovery, military life, friendship, culture clash, translator, homecoming, human nature, immigrants, military base, racism ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Family That Preys (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Alice Pratt, a hard working Christian woman, raised her two daughters while managing a simple diner of her own. Her snobbish and arrogant daughter Andrea graduated in Economic Science and works in a construction corporation while her sister Pam ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic
Plot: friendship, family relations, family business, working class, family life, human nature, parents and children, workplace intrigue, social differences, dishonesty, rivalry, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Tagged! (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A teenage girl, raised on her schizophrenic mother's tales of galactic wars, believes she is an alien princess in hiding and forms a Lazer Tag team to train bodyguards. When her estranged father, disfigured and crippled in the Iraqi war, ...
Style: cult film
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51%
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Ride the High Country (1962)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An ex-lawman is hired to transport gold from a mining community through dangerous territory. But what he doesn't realize is that his partner and old friend is plotting to double-cross him.
Style: sentimental, realistic, captivating, serious, nostalgic ...
Plot: friendship, betrayal, aging, wedding, bank, small town, gold, redemption, gang, criminal heroes, best friends, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 70s
Place: california, idaho, texas
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49%
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, uplifting ...
Plot: interracial relations, friendship, racism, false accusation, small town, youth, opposites attract, hopes, social relations, friends, family relations, injustice ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
My Sweet Charlie (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A pregnant white Southern girl and a black New York lawyer, both on the run in rural Texas, meet up in a boarded-up, abandoned house and realize they both need each other in order to survive.
Style: suspense
Plot: interracial romance, false accusation of murder, racial tension, farmhouse, african american, racism, pregnant, unwed pregnancy, southerner, pregnant woman, miscarriage of justice, murder ...
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Rip-Off (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Best friends Michael, Steve, Cooly and Richie are seniors at a large Toronto high school. Foremost on their minds and that of many of their classmates are what they are going to do this upcoming summer and beyond. They don't want to waste away ...
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Time: 70s
Place: toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Lonely Are the Brave (1962)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A fiercely independent cowboy arranges to have himself locked up in jail in order to then escape with an old friend who has been sentenced to the penitentiary.
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: helicopter, escape, on the run, friendship, horse, chase, runaway, bar fight, prison, jail, sheriff, prison escape ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1952
Place: new mexico, albuquerque new mexico, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, serious, sincere, sentimental, realistic
Plot: life is a bitch, fall in love, human nature, social differences, parents and children, feminism, society, pregnancy, working class, soldier, injustice, interracial relations ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: virginia, mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
A Storm in Summer (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set in 1969, Abel Shaddick, a crotchety deli owner, has a grudge against virtually everyone in his upstate New York town of Fairview, particularly against his slacker nephew Stanley who lives behind the shop. Without telling his uncle, Stanley ...
Style: sincere, touching, feel good, uplifting, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: uncle nephew relationship, racism, interracial relations, friendship, odd couple, society, golden years, family life, charity, family relations, couples, friends ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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White Mama (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A poor, elderly white woman living in a tenement in a black ghetto is befriended by a neighborhood boy, and the two of them form a mutually beneficial relationship: he provides her companionship and protection, and she becomes the mother he never had
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: elderly, eviction, friendship, interracial relations, poor, survival, neighborhood, society, golden years, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto, friends ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
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42%
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The Land (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Four teenage boys devote their summer to escaping the streets of Cleveland, Ohio, by pursuing a dream life of professional skateboarding. But when they get caught in the web of the local queenpin, their motley brotherhood is tested, threatening to ...
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When the Legends Die (1972)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An elderly rodeo rider becomes mentor to a young man attempting to make his own name in the business.
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: native american reservation, native american, mentor, modern west, rodeo, opposites attract, dishonesty, friends, americana, alcohol abuse, human nature, rebelliousness ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Deadwood: The Movie (2019)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Follow the 10-year reunion of the Deadwood camp to celebrate South Dakota's statehood. Former rivalries are reignited, alliances are tested and old wounds are reopened, as all are left to navigate the inevitable changes that modernity and time ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, brutal, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Sweet Love, Bitter (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A loose fictitious of Charlie Parker's last years and a portrait of the jazz scene in 1960's New York.
Style: reflective
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