Movies like The Summer of Ben Tyler

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The Summer of Ben Tyler (1996)
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The Summer of Ben Tyler (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set early during World War II, the film has a lot to say about love, honor, relationships, commitment and power. Keeping their promise to their dying black housekeeper, a white family takes in her teenage mentally-slow son. The movie details the joys and conflicts the family faces as a result of their decision.
Plot: racism, racial segregation, lawyer, african american, interracial relations, segregation, conscience, political unrest, confrontation, mental retardation, controversy
Time: 1940s

Most similar movies to The Summer of Ben Tyler

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and talky films with plots about interracial relations, african american, racism, society, family relations, culture clash and mentor mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like The Summer of Ben Tyler: The Color of Courage (1998), Ragtime (1981), Do the Right Thing (1989), Good Fences (2003), Carbon Copy (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Color of Courage (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on the landmark civil rights case Sipes vs. McGhee, The Color of Courage chronicles the friendship between a white woman and a black woman whose family, the McGhees, has moved into a previously all-white neighborhood. A McGhee granddaughter, ...
Style: inspirational
Plot: female director, interracial relations, civil rights movement, african american, neighbor, supreme court, civil rights, segregation, racism
Time: 1940s, 40s
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95%
 7.3
 9K
Ragtime (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A young black pianist becomes embroiled in the lives of an upper-class white family set among the racial tensions, infidelity, violence, and other nostalgic events in early 1900s New York City.
Style: clever, controversial, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: racism, american dream, vandalism, siege, piano, pianist, racial injustice, jazz, firefighter, nudity (full frontal - brief), fighting the system, character on the edge ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s, 20th century, 90s, 1930s ...
Place: harlem, new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
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70%
Do the Right Thing (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone's hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence.
Style: talky, realistic, humorous, intense, controversial ...
Plot: culture clash, heat wave, police brutality, racism, pizzeria, african american, heat, hip hop, prejudice, racial slur, interracial relations, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city
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57%
 5.5
 646
Good Fences (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Set in the 1970s, Tom Spader is an attorney who is determined to end what he has dubbed "the colored man's losing streak." When his winning of a high-profile case thrusts him into the limelight, he decides to moves his wife and their ...
Style: witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious, biting ...
Plot: racism, family relations, ambition, against the odds, dysfunctional family, culture clash, social differences, lifestyle, rise to the top, society, family problems, injustice ...
Time: 70s
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 5.6
 3K
Carbon Copy (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A white corporate executive is surprised to discover that he has a black teen-age son who can't wait to be adopted into the, almost-exclusively-white community of, San Marino, California.
Style: humorous, suspense, semi serious, realistic, biting ...
Plot: interracial relations, illegitimate son, farce, parents and children, suburban life, family life, suburbs, discrimination, teenage life, social differences, racism, injustice ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, uplifting, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, life is a bitch, society, injustice, family relations, bittersweet, parents and children, interracial relations, poverty, dentist, african american, dignity ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Pretty Persuasion (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A 15-year-old girl incites chaos among her friends and a media frenzy when she accuses her drama teacher of sexual harassment.
Style: realistic, biting, cynical, stylized, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: false accusation, manipulation, high school, adolescence, sexual harassment, dark humor, teachers and students, dishonesty, lifestyle, rejection, high school life, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Hangin' with the Homeboys (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two African-Americans and two Puerto-Ricans (though one pretends to be Italian) go out on the town on a Friday night. They will be forced to get to know each other, and even worst, learn to like each other as friends
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, talky, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: friends, friendship, interracial relations, subway, police, coming of age, lifestyle, urban, teenage life, singleness, twentysomething life, womanizer ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, bronx new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Ditchdigger's Daughters (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Based on the memoirs of Yvonne S. Thornton, this heartwarming, inspirational family drama centers on a poor black laborer who wanted his six daughters to grow up to be doctors.
Plot: interracial relations, family relations, flashback, racism, education, patriarch, african american, father daughter relationship, funeral
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Color Of Love: Jacey's Story (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Set in a small town in the South, movie centers on Georgia Potter, an old-fashioned widow (Rowlands), whose life changes drastically when her estranged daughter and the son-in-law she never met die in a car crash. When she visits her granddaughter ...
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: racism, interracial relations, child custody, interracial adoption, social issues, interracial, grandparent and grandchild, family, grandfather grandson relationship, grandmother grandson relationship, custody, social problems ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Hurry Sundown (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Following the Second World War, a northern cannery combine negotiates for the purchase of a large tract of uncultivated Georgia farmland. The major portion of the land is owned by Julie Ann Warren and has already been optioned by her unscrupulous, ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: farm, family relations, racism, small town, interracial relations, parents and children, obsession, culture clash, small town life, family business, society, master and servant ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: georgia, louisiana, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Four Seasons (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Three middle-aged wealthy couples take vacations together in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Along the way we are treated to mid-life, marital, parental and other crises.
Style: sentimental, witty, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, divorce, midlife crisis, vacation, bittersweet, human nature, introspection, friends, family relations, couples, family problems, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Through the eyes of a British "documentary", this film takes a satirically humorous, and sometimes frightening, look at the history of an America where the South won the Civil War.
Style: clever, educational film, satirical, disturbing, humorous ...
Plot: racism, politics, interracial relations, american civil war, journalism, society, injustice, political unrest, discrimination, alternate reality, slavery, civil war ...
Time: year 1912, 1930s
Place: canada, south america, new york, san francisco, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.1
 872
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, realistic, serious, talky
Plot: interracial relations, racism, civil rights movement, social activism, protest, racial prejudice, discrimination, social differences, human spirit, fighting the system, rebellion, social decay ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Racing with the Moon (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Henry and Nicky are small town pals from blue collar families with only a short time before they ship off to World War II. Henry begins romancing new-to-town Caddie Winger, believing her to be wealthy. Mischievious and irresponsible, Nicky gets into ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: friendship, coming of age, small town, young lovers, unwanted pregnancy, teenage life, self discovery, friendship between men, world war two, abortion, bowling, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1942, 70s
Place: usa, california, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: alcoholic, deputy sheriff, interracial relations, friendship, female nudity, male nudity
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.8
 422
Timepiece (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in the 1940's, James Earl Jones as an an old clockmaker faces racism and is tried for murder when the racist is killed. However, Kevin Kilner comes forward and claims to have commmitted the crime in self defense. All the while, ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking
Plot: racism, family relations, self defense, murder, faith, dishonesty, life is a bitch, society, family life, false accusation, husband wife relationship, businessman ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, civil rights, interracial relations, racial slur, friendship, self discovery, chauffeur, prejudice, african american, social differences ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 1940s, 60s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, georgia, atlanta, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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, miscegenation, widower, vacation, romance, family disapproval, generation gap, parents and children, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: san francisco, usa, california, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Catfish in Black Bean Sauce (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: An African American couple (Winfield and Alice) adopt two orphans from a Vietnamese refugee camp. After twenty-two years, the children are reunited with their birth mother, bringing deeply submerged resentments and misconceptions to the surface and ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: culture clash, adoption, transvestism, family relations, interracial relations, dysfunctional family, family life, self discovery, human nature, siblings relations, family gatherings, racism ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Jesse Owens Story (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
Story: The Jesse Owens Story is a biographical film about the black athlete Jesse Owens. Dorian Harewood plays the Olympic gold-winning athlete. The drama won a 1985 Primetime Emmy Award and was nominated for two more.
Plot: olympics, racism, athlete, interracial relations, nazi germany, nazi, nazis, track and field, racial segregation, african american, running, runner ...
Time: 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Badge of the Assassin (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Three black revolutionaries gun down two New York City police officers. The subsequent investigation puts a white assistant DA and a black police detective on the trail of the killers that leads from New York to San Francisco and down to New Orleans.
Plot: police, murder, black cop, nypd, racism, police investigation, buddy cop, cop killer, police officer, murder investigation, assistant district attorney
Place: new york, san francisco, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Diary of a Tired Black Man (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Diary of a Tired Black Man is a simple story about the complex relationships between black men and black women.
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: interracial relations, opposites attract, looking for love, social differences, love and romance, society, couples, romance, male female relationship, husband wife relationship, african american, black man ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Me and Veronica (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two sisters share a disturbing family secret.
Plot: sister, waitress, social worker, suicide, welfare, career, pregnancy, homecoming, painting, prison, rival, miscarriage ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.7
 670
Next Door (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Matt and Karen have inconsiderate neighbours whose lawn sprinkler drowns their flowers. A feud errupts and a series of tit-for-tat actions develop and escalate.
Style: humorous, clever, offbeat, witty, suspense ...
Plot: prank, neighbor, feud, road not taken, suburbs, murder, couples, family relations, dark humor, disorder, farce, satire ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.8
 546
Native Son (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In 1940s Chicago, a young black man takes a job as a chauffeur to a white family, which takes a turn for the worse when he accidentally kills the teenage daughter of the couple and then tries to cover it up.
Style: suspense, biting, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, interracial relations, paranoia, chauffeur, deadly, crimes, fugitives, master and servant, power relations, injustice, social differences, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.9
 166
Mixing Nia (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An ad agency copywriter, ordered to push a new brand of beer to black ghetto kids, resigns from her job and goes searching for her racial identity.
Plot: female director, interracial sex, advertising, morality, biracial, exploring sexuality, interracial relations, sexual exploration, vegetarian, affair, deception, lust ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.4
 2K
Paris Trout (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Paris Trout is a vile Southern bigot. He owns a store and is a loanshark. He often sues people, and so his lawyer, Harry Seagraves, eventually meets Paris' wife Hannah. A former schoolteacher, she made the mistake of her life when she married ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: small town, racism, nudity (full frontal - brief), family relations, marital rape, murder, legal, crimes, society, deadly, courtroom drama, small town life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, serious ...
Plot: interracial relations, friendship, racism, false accusation, small town, injustice, bittersweet, coming of age, society, life is a bitch, youth, opposites attract ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Lost in Yonkers (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the summer of 1942 two young boys are sent to stay with their stern grandmother Kurnitz and their childlike aunt Bella in Yonkers, New York.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, feel good ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, grandmother, aunt, family relations, loan, romance, youth, on the run, love and romance, bittersweet, family problems ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%