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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, friendship, culture clash, immigrants, society, fish out of water, down on your luck, life is a bitch, friends, misfit, culture shock, refugee camp, self sacrifice, civil war, survival, sacrifice, war, courage, camp, childhood, mentor, unlikely friendships, children, runaway, tragedy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 serious, realistic, touching and emotional films with plots about society, life is a bitch, hopes, misfit, friendship, family relations and immigrants mostly in Drama, Biography and Crime genres. Some movies like The Good Lie: Amexicano (2007), For a Moment, Freedom (2008), The Wronged Man (2010), Self Medicated (2005), Jean Charles (2009). 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: humorous, serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: friendship, culture clash, working class, society, friends, immigrants, human nature, social differences, unemployment, deportation, stabbing, pickup truck ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: captivating, serious, realistic, sincere, road movie ...
Plot: refugee, friendship, fugitives, political unrest, hopes, society, immigrants, starting over, injustice, misfit, friends, leaving home ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Wronged Man (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Janet Gregory, a single mother with a haunting past, is a paralegal struggling to overcome doubts about Calvin Willis, an African-American husband and father wrongfully accused of raping a neighborhood girl. Eventually convinced of his innocence, ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, emotional, rough ...
Plot: false accusation, dishonesty, legal, life is a bitch, single parent, courtroom drama, wrongfully committed, injustice, battles, righting the wronged, crimes, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: university, aids, starting over, human spirit, high school, redemption, dysfunctional family, against the odds, ambition, hopes, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 6.0
 835
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: serious, realistic, gloomy, rough, psychological
Plot: drug abuse, downfall, rehabilitation, hospital, addiction, mental institution, alcohol abuse, custody, death in the family, family problems, life is a bitch, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 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: serious, realistic, sincere, emotional
Plot: immigrants, political unrest, injustice, life is a bitch, urban, state affairs, unfulfillment, city life, social differences, mistaken identity, misfit, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: serious, rough, realistic, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, crimes, aspiring actor, urban, hopes, urban ghetto, life is a bitch, society, friends, disorder, actor's life, unlikely criminals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kenya, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, realistic, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, holocaust, wartime life, farm, friendship, culture clash, exile, understanding, immigrants, human nature, capture, marriage crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: kenya, africa, germany, poland, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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The Brittany Murphy Story (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A look at Brittany Murphy's rise to Hollywood fame in the 1990s, her struggles with celebrity and self-esteem, and her mysterious death in 2009 at the age of 32.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, captivating
Plot: actor's life, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, rise and fall, parents and children, celebrity culture, ambition
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.7
 345
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: gloomy, serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: deportation, starting over, homecoming, life is a bitch, society, immigrants, social misfits, culture clash, down on your luck, injustice, hopes, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: jamaica, canada, england, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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, captivating ...
Plot: culture clash, arranged marriage, immigrants, parents and children, coming of age, suburbs, indian lead, childhood, family life, marriage, misfit, society ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 70s, 80s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, india, taj mahal, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.4
 613
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: serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: mentally challenged, small town, friendship, life is a bitch, misfit, single parent, dealing with death, human spirit, impossible love, wooing, unemployment, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Caroline and Jackie (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A woman turns her sister's belated birthday celebration into an intervention, but as events unfold, it becomes unclear which sibling needs the most help.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, captivating
Plot: siblings relations, introspection, friendship, addiction, drug abuse, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, friends, eating disorder, sister sister relationship, anorexia
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: bleak, serious, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: revenge, humiliation, love, refugee, happiness, immigrants, hopes, misfit, society, social misfits, human nature, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.1
 2K
Amish Grace (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a gunman killed five Amish children and injured five others in a Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania schoolhouse shooting in October of 2006, the world media attention rapidly turned from the tragic events to the extraordinary forgiveness demonstrated ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: murder, dealing with death, introspection, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, family problems, death in the family, religions or cults, hitman, deadly, hopes, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Mockingbird Don't Sing (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: On November 4, 1970 on The CBS Evening News, Walter Cronkite reported on a true, horrific story that was about to rock the country. A 13-year-old girl was discovered in the small Los Angeles suburb of Arcadia who was still in diapers, barely able to ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: disability, social misfits, human spirit, doctors and patients, parents and children, family in crisis, mental illness, misfit, society, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.1
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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: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, sentimental
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, immigrants, romance, life is a bitch, friends, misfit, youth, social relations, fish out of water, human nature, gender, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: austria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.3
 426
Amber's Story (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: This is the tragic and true story of the abduction of Amber Hagerman. Her family and the community's efforts to find her and bring her kidnapper to justice prove to be a groundbreaking movement toward implementing a government-run tracking ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, captivating
Plot: missing child, parents and children, family in crisis, kidnapping, life is a bitch, crimes, danger, family problems, family relations, obsession, injustice, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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All the Beautiful Things (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: All the Beautiful Things describes the palpable and uniquely portrayed real-life experience of two men seeking to repair their lifelong, but fractured, bond. Looking to move beyond their individual and shared histories of domestic violence, poverty, ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: jazz, friendship, righting the wronged, bar, friends, best friends, betrayal, human nature, introspection, redemption, reunion, unsupportive friend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.2
 23K
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, emotional, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: disability, human spirit, freak, disfigurement, dignity, single parent, childhood, coming of age, rocker, falling in love, parents and children, teenage love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Shun Li and the Poet (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A study of the friendship between a Chinese woman and a fisherman who came to Italy from Yugoslavia many years ago, who live in a small city-island in the Veneto lagoon.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, immigrants, social misfits, village, misfit, friends, single parent, fish out of water, village life, workplace situations, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.1
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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, serious, dramatic, earnest ...
Plot: friendship, chosen one, culture clash, coming of age, interracial relations, teenage life, society, friends, clergy, parents and children, youth, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: new york, usa, israel, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.3
 316
Fly Away (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The poignant yet humor filled story about a single mother of a teenager severely impacted by autism, forced to reckon with her daughter's future. As her child becomes an adult, what used to work, no longer does. What will sustain her daughter, ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, captivating ...
Plot: autism, single parent, moral dilemma, parents and children, child illness, life is a bitch, misfit, family problems, family relations, mentally challenged, social misfits, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting, touching ...
Plot: college, high school, hospital, single parent, social misfits, underdog, rehabilitation, school, university, human spirit, parents and children, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.9
 161
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, realistic, touching
Plot: disability, redemption, hopes, love and romance, couples, womanizer, rehabilitation, human spirit, couple relations, friendship, true love, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Out of My Hand (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Liberia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: ‘What do you want?’ asks the trade union leader, to which the men respond as if with one voice: change! Life is hard work on Liberia’s rubber plantations and wages are meagre. Nothing has changed for generations, but now the workers are ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: immigrants, realism, starting over, immigration, poverty, labor strike, hopes, society, workplace situations, workplace, taxi driver
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, africa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
California Solo (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lachlan MacAldonich is a self-described “lazy Scotsman” and former guitar player for a once-popular 1990s rock band. No longer famous, he now lives a comfortably numb existence working on an organic farm outside Los Angeles. He drinks himself ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: introspection, haunted by the past, music, society, immigrants, musician's life, down on your luck, estrangement, life is a bitch, deportation
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Have a Little Faith (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: At age 82, Mitch Albom's former rabbi Albert Lewis wants the famous Detroit sportswriter to give his eulogy when the time comes. Albom makes a visit to his former home town in New Jersey, where Rabbi Lewis has served a congregation for about 50 ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, uplifting
Plot: rabbi, clergy, redemption, hopes, urban ghetto, starting over, religions or cults, columnist, personal growth, poverty, friendship, drugs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
1000 to 1: The Cory Weissman Story (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Cory Weissman is a college basketball player who suffers a devastating stroke. He perseveres to find new meaning in his life both on, and more importantly, off the court.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting, captivating
Plot: rehabilitation, college, human spirit, sport, athlete and trainer, life turned upside down, against the odds, hopes, athlete's life, parents and children, college life, disability ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Gimme Shelter (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: After running away from her abusive mother, a streetwise teen seeks refuge with her father, but he rejects her when he learns that she's pregnant.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, emotional, rough ...
Plot: social misfits, starting over, teenager, teenage pregnancy, abusive mother, sexual abuse, parent child relationship, human spirit, down on your luck, pregnancy, kids in trouble, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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