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The Good Lie (2014)
 7.4
 25K
The Good Lie (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Kenya, India, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young refugee of the Sudanese Civil War who wins a lottery for relocation to the United States with three other lost boys. Encountering the modern world for the first time, they develop an unlikely friendship with a brash American woman assigned to help them, but the young man struggles to adjust to this new life and his feelings of guilt about the brother he left behind.
Style: rough, serious, captivating, realistic, touching, emotional, dramatic, heartbreaking, sentimental, earnest ...
Plot: refugee, immigrants, culture clash, friendship, friends, misfit, life is a bitch, society, fish out of water, down on your luck, self sacrifice, refugee camp, culture shock, civil war, survival, sacrifice, war, courage, camp, childhood, mentor, unlikely friendships, children, runaway, tragedy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sudan, usa, kansas, africa, kenya, boston, south africa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about society, hopes, friendship, redemption, culture clash, misfit and storytelling mostly in Drama, Biography and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Good Lie: Mask (1985), The Pursuit of Happyness (2006), Amexicano (2007), Nowhere in Africa (2001), The Namesake (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
 24K
Mask (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A boy with a massive facial skull deformity and biker gang mother attempts to live as normal a life as possible under the circumstances.
Style: captivating, touching, sentimental, emotional, serious ...
Plot: disability, disfigurement, freak, dignity, human spirit, coming of age, parents and children, single parent, youth, hopes, protective parent, misfit ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional career.
Style: sentimental, emotional, uplifting, inspirational, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, life is a bitch, against the odds, rise to the top, down on your luck, single parent, hopes, success, ambition, life, parents and children, financial problem ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 7.1
 275
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: touching, serious, sincere, humorous, realistic
Plot: friendship, working class, human nature, social differences, society, culture clash, unemployment, immigrants, friends, deportation, construction worker, mexican immigrant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Nowhere in Africa (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A Jewish woman named Jettel Redlich flees Nazi Germany with her daughter Regina, to join her husband, Walter, on a farm in Kenya. At first, Jettel refuses to adjust to her new circumstances, bringing with her a set of china dishes and an evening ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, understanding, friendship, exile, farm, family relations, wartime life, culture clash, society, human nature, starting over, couples ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: kenya, africa, germany, poland, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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 7.5
 18K
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, realistic, sentimental, serious, sincere ...
Plot: arranged marriage, culture clash, immigrants, coming of age, childhood, marriage, child birth, couple relations, widow widower, traditional versus modern, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 21st century, 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, india, ohio, taj mahal
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Gorillas in the Mist (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The story of Dian Fossey, a scientist who came to Africa to study the vanishing mountain gorillas, and later fought to protect them.
Style: sad, sincere, captivating, touching, realistic ...
Plot: jungle, extinction, gorilla, environmentalism, human spirit, fighting the system, forces of nature, obsessive quest, environmental, animals, courage, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: africa, congo, rwanda
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Nairobi Half Life (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Kenya, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mwas, a young aspiring actor from upcountry Kenya dreams of becoming an accomplished actor one day, and in pursuit of this, he makes his way to Nairobi, the city of opportunity. He quickly understands why Nairobi is nicknamed Nairrobery as he is ...
Style: sincere, bleak, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: down on your luck, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, crimes, unlikely criminals, corrupt law enforcer, hopes, urban ghetto life, follow your dream, fish out of water, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kenya, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.1
 2K
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, serious, dramatic, earnest ...
Plot: friendship, chosen one, culture clash, coming of age, parents and children, interracial relations, family relations, friends, youth, clergy, teenage life, society ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: usa, new york, israel, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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For a Moment, Freedom (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, France, Turkey
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Centers on a group of weary Middle Eastern refugees who have made their way to Turkey to apply for European visas.
Style: sincere, clever, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: friendship, refugee, refugees, friends, hopes, fugitives, immigrants, political unrest, starting over, misfit, society, leaving home ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
In Between Days (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, South Korea, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A Korean immigrant falls in love with her best friend while navigating her way through the challenges of living in a new country.
Style: sentimental, gloomy, touching, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: teenage life, youth, love and romance, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, immigrants, friends, coming of age, friendship, misfit, society
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Based on a true story. Liz Murray is a young girl who is taken care of by her loving, but drug-addicted parents. Liz becomes homeless at 15 and after a tragedy comes upon her, she begins her work to finish high school.
Style: realistic, captivating, sincere, emotional, serious ...
Plot: aids, university, society, against the odds, street kid, human spirit, family problems, teenage life, redemption, homeless, lifestyle, starting over ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.3
 30K
Antwone Fisher (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A sailor prone to violent outbursts is sent to a naval psychiatrist for help. Refusing at first to open up, the young man eventually breaks down and reveals a horrific childhood. Through the guidance of his doctor, he confronts his painful past and ...
Style: touching, emotional, psychological, sincere, serious ...
Plot: psychiatrist, redemption, child abuse, anger, thanksgiving, navy, graduation, demotion, african american, u.s. navy, childhood, therapy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, cleveland ohio, san diego california, mexico, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
This Boy's Life (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In 1957, a son and mother flee the East and an abusive boyfriend to find a new life, and end up in Seattle, where the mother meets a polite garage mechanic. The boy continually gets into trouble by hanging out with the wrong crowd. The mom marries ...
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, rough, sentimental ...
Plot: single parent, coming of age, domestic violence, friendship, dysfunctional family, child abuse, mechanic, homosexual, family problems, step parent, disorder, teenage life ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1957
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, united states, washington state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.7
 48K
The Soloist (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A Los Angeles journalist befriends a homeless Juilliard-trained musician, while looking for a new article for the paper.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: prodigy, mental illness, musician, homeless, music, life is a bitch, musician's life, misfit, down on your luck, rich and poor, unlikely partners, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.1
 497
Nordrand (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Vienna, 1995. Jasmin, Tamara, Valentin, Senad and Roman live near the northern border of Austria. Their lives repeatedly intersect and drift apart. The characters involved are young migrants from the former Yugoslavia, Romania, Poland and Austria ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, misfit, human nature, society, life is a bitch, romance, immigrants, love and romance, friends, social relations, gender, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: austria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.3
 1K
Jean Charles (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Brazil
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The tragic true story of Jean Charles de Menezes, the innocent Brazilian shot dead by British police in 2005 at the height of the London terrorist alerts.
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, unfulfillment, state affairs, city life, immigrants, injustice, life is a bitch, wrong place wrong time, urban, society, misfit, social differences ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Million Dollar Arm (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In a last-ditch effort to save his career, sports agent JB Bernstein (Jon Hamm) dreams up a wild game plan to find Major League Baseball’s next great pitcher from a pool of cricket players in India. He soon discovers two young men who can throw a ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: baseball, sport, fish out of water, underdog, culture clash, major league, disorder, agent, rivalry, power relations, ambition, media ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, usa, california, new jersey, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.6
 357
Home Again (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Returning to a "home" they hardly know after being deported from their adopted countries for minor criminal offenses, three people from very different backgrounds try to make a new life for themselves, in Jamaica in this gutsy drama from ...
Style: serious, captivating, thought provoking, gloomy, realistic
Plot: deportation, injustice, culture clash, homecoming, life is a bitch, down on your luck, social misfits, immigrants, society, misfit, starting over, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: jamaica, england, canada, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Of Mice and Men (1992)
Genre: Drama
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, gloomy, tense, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, farm, great depression, friends, social relations, drifter, misfit, society, human nature, working class, americana, social decay ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.2
 135K
Steve Jobs (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter.
Style: serious, factual, clever, talky, melancholic ...
Plot: prodigy, apple computer, ambition, rise to the top, dialogue driven, computers and web, technology, friendship, father daughter relationship, inventions and discoveries, fired from the job, computer ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Letter to the King (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 75 min.
Story: In Letter to the King we meet a group of refugees, all with their own agendas, on an excursion to Oslo. A young man about to be deported visits his former employers to collect his off-the-books salary, a martial arts expert is looking for work, a ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, touching, gloomy
Plot: refugee, love, revenge, happiness, humiliation, righting the wronged, redemption, life is a bitch, social misfits, society, human nature, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.0
 844
Self Medicated (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on true events. On the edges of Las Vegas, 17-year-old Andrew's life is spiraling out of control. Unable to cope with the loss of his father, Andrew's descent into drugs and violence is gaining momentum, and the once promising young ...
Style: realistic, psychological, rough, gloomy, serious
Plot: drug abuse, alcohol abuse, custody, life is a bitch, uncontrollable, crimes, kids in trouble, misfit, society, kidnapping, hospital, mental illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
A Home of Our Own (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story is located in Los Angeles in the sixties. An energetic widow, Frances Lacey, with her six children try to make a dream of theirs come true: to have a home of their own. Therefore they leave Los Angeles and head for the countryside, while ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: single parent, small town, american dream, child's point of view, widow, child abuse, family problems, parents and children, small town life, death in the family, life is a bitch, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Imaginary Crimes (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A recently widowed, small-time hustler struggles to raise his two teenage daughters on his own and still make a dishonest living in 1950s Indiana.
Style: touching, emotional, semi serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, betrayal, single parent, youth, human nature, terminal illness, life is a bitch, parents and children, family relations, down on your luck, hopes, cons and scams ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: indiana, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Angus Buchan's Ordinary People (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The plot follows the individual journeys of three ordinary South African men in the build up to their attendance of the 2010 Mighty Men Conference, where their lives are forever changed by God's message for them.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting
Plot: guru, self discovery, religions or cults, society, redemption, human spirit, family problems, hopes, life is a bitch, down on your luck, father son relationship, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Intouchables (2011)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A true story of two men who should never have met – a quadriplegic aristocrat who was injured in a paragliding accident and a young man from the projects.
Style: touching, uplifting, sincere, emotional, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, disability, life philosophy, friends, human relationship, lifestyle change, culture clash, loneliness, starting over, odd couple, french, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.1
 17K
Courageous (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: As law enforcement officers, Adam Mitchell, Nathan Hayes, and their partners are confident and focused. They willingly stand up to the worst the streets have to offer. Yet at the end of the day, they face a challenge that none of them are truly ...
Style: uplifting, emotional, touching, realistic, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: faith, father, redemption, introspection, friendship, self discovery, honest law enforcer, hopes, friends, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Saint of Fort Washington (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Matthew, a young schizophrenic, finds himself out on the street when a slumlord tears down his apartment building. Soon, he finds himself in even more dire straits, when he is threatened by Little Leroy, a thug who is one of the tough denizens of ...
Style: bleak, gloomy, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: mental illness, friendship, homelessness, photographer, schizophrenia, friends, urban ghetto, buddies, family relations, mentally unstable, haunted by the past, healing power ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, boston, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.9
 167
Cavalcade (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An accomplished playboy Leo neglects his girlfriend and enjoys parties. His girlfriend parts from him and then, when he wants to see her once more, he has an accident. He survives, but his whole life is now to be changed. This film is about fetching ...
Style: emotional, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: disability, redemption, rehabilitation, womanizer, misfit, human spirit, couples, friendship, life turned upside down, couple relations, true love, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Brooke Ellison Story (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Rendered a quadriplegic since a child from a near-fatal neck injury, a young girl fights against all odds to succeed in life from grade school to her acceptance into college under the assistance of her loyal and dedicated mother.
Style: serious, sincere, emotional, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: high school, college, hospital, college life, lifestyle, society, high school life, misfit, against the odds, parents and children, family in crisis, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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