Movies like For Colored Girls

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For Colored Girls (2010)
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For Colored Girls
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: About existence from the perspective of 20 nameless black females. Each of the women portray one of the characters represented in the collection of twenty poems, revealing different issues that impact women in general and women of color in particular.
Style: emotional, serious, offbeat, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy, thought provoking, sincere
Plot: feminism, domestic violence, urban, down on your luck, gender, unfulfillment, family problems, poem, rape, love, crumbling marriage, dysfunctional family, racism, life is a bitch, hopes, society, abortion, poet, exploit, sex scene, african american protagonist, abandonment, female nudity, female protagonist
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and sincere films with plots about family problems, life is a bitch, family relations, society, hopes, parents and children and unfulfillment mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like For Colored Girls: The Color Purple (1985), In the Gloaming (1997), About Sunny (2011), Automatic (2005), Crash (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Color Purple
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: An epic tale spanning forty years in the life of Celie, an African-American woman living in the South who survives incredible abuse and bigotry. After Celie's abusive father marries her off to the equally debasing "Mister" Albert ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: redemption, rape, slavery, prejudice, friendship, incest, letter, underdog, race issues, crumbling marriage, segregation, feminism ...
Time: 1930s, 1900s, 20th century, 18th century, 1920s ...
Place: africa, usa, southern usa, georgia, tennessee
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System:   95%
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In the Gloaming
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 67 min.
Story: Danny, dying of Aids, returns home for his last months. Always close to his mother, they share moments of openness that tend to shut out Danny's father and his sister.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: family life, aids, gays and lesbians, crumbling marriage, dealing with death, human nature, introspection, gay brother, bereavement, self discovery, parents and children, death in the family ...
Time: 90s
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System:   72%
    User:   84%
 
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About Sunny
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: As things unravel for a struggling single mother in Las Vegas, she must decide what she's willing to give up to get by.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy, emotional ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, single parent, urban, moral dilemma, parents and children, down on your luck, life is a bitch, family relations, working class, society, family problems, strip club ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa
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System:   71%
    User:   65%
 
 5.8
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Automatic
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Everyone falls into self destructive habits. Automatic lets us view a small cross-section of the lives of six characters as they struggle to break free from the automatic behavior that drives their lives.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: human nature, urban, womanizer, crumbling marriage, couple relations, fall in love, sexual relations, siblings relations, destiny, hopes, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   67%
    User:   62%
 
 6.8
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Crash
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Crash is an American television drama series that tells the story of how the lives of how several very diverse Southern Californians intersect.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: racism, interracial relations, city life, social decay, hopes, urban, life is a bitch, society, unfulfillment, couples, family problems, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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System:   66%
    User:   60%
 
 5.3
 145
Steam
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Three women — a young coed, a forty-something single mother, and one a senior-aged widow — meet in the sauna of the local gym, where they gradually get to know one another and bond over their respective trials and tribulations.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, talky ...
Plot: singleness, hopes, family relations, golden years, single parent, human spirit, sauna, widow, catholic, lesbian, introspection, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   68%
 
 6.0
 614
Putty Hill
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Friends and family of Cory, a young man who has died of an overdose, gather at a Baltimore-area karaoke bar for his wake and compare stories about him. Gradually, as it becomes clear that there are many holes in their recollections about Cory, they ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: dealing with death, introspection, family in crisis, estrangement, youth, family problems, coming of age, death in the family, drug abuse, dysfunctional family, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   57%
 
A Long Way Home
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Family members struggle to heal their emotional wounds after an incident of sexual abuse.
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere, touching ...
Plot: redemption, suburbs, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, suburban life, hopes, psychiatrist, teenager, family problems, family relations, domestic disturbance, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   65%
 
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Delta
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man comes home to meet his mother and sister after many years away. He finds his mother living with a new boyfriend, and his sister to be grown-up. He begins to settle down in this new place by building a new home for himself on the delta. But ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: forbidden love, village, siblings relations, lake or river, dysfunctional family, homecoming, family relations, incest, human nature, obsession, parents and children, village life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hungary, europe
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System:   60%
    User:   61%
 
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Normal
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A Midwestern husband and father announces his plan to have a sex change operation.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental, dramatic ...
Plot: small town, family life, transsexual, marriage, relationships, life philosophy, cross dressing, couple relations, adultery, parents and children, pornography, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   57%
 
Time Out of Mind
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Evicted from his squat and suddenly alone on the streets, George is a man without a home. Struggling with his demons and desperately trying to connect with the daughter he abandoned, he navigates the system, hustling for change and somewhere safe ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, atmospheric, emotional
Plot: parents and children, urban, society, family relations, life is a bitch, redemption, down on your luck, social decay, estrangement, hopes, photograph, homeless woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   52%
 
 7.0
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Maya
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 105 min.
Story: MAYA is a coming of age story set against an outlawed brutal practice of ritual rape still occurring in some parts of India.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, immigrants, village, innocence lost, sexual abuse, countryside, adoption, urban, death in the family, kids in trouble, injustice, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   52%
 
 3.5
 490
Constellation
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Constellation chronicles the lives and loves of an African-American family in the deep South as they are forced to come to terms with a tumultuous past marked by an unrequited interracial affair. The film explores the way in which the family ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: interracial relations, parents and children, death in the family, family gatherings, haunted by the past, family in crisis, estrangement, family problems, family relations, couple relations, love affair, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   42%
 
Gimme Shelter
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: serious, bleak, realistic, emotional, rough ...
Plot: social misfits, starting over, human spirit, down on your luck, pregnancy, kids in trouble, youth, family problems, life is a bitch, survival, haunted by the past, parent child relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   43%
 
 6.4
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Being Flynn
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: During his twenties, a young man works at various homeless shelters in Boston, where he often intersects with his brilliant but troubled father.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, touching, based on memoir
Plot: drugs/alcohol, writer's life, homeless, parents and children, down on your luck, urban, estrangement, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations, social misfits, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
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System:   48%
    User:   52%
 
 8.0
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String
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Shankar Singh and his wife, Meera, live in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India along with widowed paternal grandmother, Laxmibai, his mom, Gowri, and dad, Randhir. The family feel that they are blessed after Meera's entry in this family. Shankar must go ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: track down, feminism, redemption, friendship, dishonesty, hopes, gender, friends, best friends, betrayal, social differences, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   47%
 
 4.4
 131
Reconciliation
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: RECONCILIATION is a groundbreaking, provocative story about an estranged father and son struggling to overcome the heartbreaking consequences of their past. Grant Taylor (Eric Nenninger) has been troubled by intense childhood memories ever since his ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, uplifting
Plot: redemption, haunted by the past, estrangement, hopes, gays and lesbians, parents and children, forgiveness, christianity, hate, homosexuality, gay parent, cross ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   50%
 
 6.1
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Return
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Back from a tour of duty, Kelli struggles to find her place in her family and the rust-belt town she no longer recognizes.
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: soldier, introspection, small town, homecoming, hopes, crumbling marriage, human nature, redemption, military, unfulfillment, family problems, extramarital affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   43%
 
Strong Medicine
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The lives of staff in the womens' health clinic of a fictitious hospital in Philadelphia.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, sincere
Audience: girls' night
Plot: reluctant partners, doctors and patients, clinic, hospital, social differences, workplace situations, gender, urban, partners, society, workplace, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: philadelphia, usa, medical school
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System:   44%
    User:   38%
 
 5.7
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1 Out of 7
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Runaway teen Lexi find herself alone and pregnant on the streets. Seemingly beyond hope, she must turn to Devon, a woman with her own demons, to help her find a way back from her past mistakes.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, sincere, rough
Audience: kids
Plot: pregnancy, down on your luck, dysfunctional family, urban ghetto life, urban ghetto, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, society, family problems, teenage life, youth, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   40%
 
Bi, Don't Be Afraid
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, France, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In an old house in Hanoi, Bi, a 6-year-old child lives with his parents, his aunt and their cook. His favorite playgrounds are an ice factory and the wild grass along the river. After being absent for years, his grandfather, seriously ill, reappears ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: parents and children, dysfunctional family, family life, estrangement, unfulfillment, family problems, family relations, crumbling marriage, adolescence vs adulthood, alcohol abuse, life is a bitch, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   41%
 
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Scorn
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Scorn takes a look into the trials and tribulations of a group of people dealing with relationships, love, pain and friendship during the course of one year.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sincere
Plot: introspection, couple relations, urban, couples, family problems, human nature, destructive relationship, unfulfillment, abuse, love, black
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   43%
 
 7.2
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Iron Island
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Squatters live on a mothballed oil tanker in the Persian Gulf. The children attend a school on board; men harvest scrap metal and old oil in the hull; women keep house and raise children and Captain Nemat runs it all with an iron hand. We follow a ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: social misfits, human nature, ship, human spirit, social differences, down on your luck, hopes, society, forbidden love, power relations, life is a bitch, young lovers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran, middle east, persia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   42%
 
 6.7
 98
Sinner
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Catholic priest, Father Anthony Romano (Nick Chinlund), intervenes with the police when his colleague attacks a drifter named Lil (Georgina Cates). When Anthony reluctantly provides her asylum in his rectory, the brash hustler soon discovers a ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: clergy, small town, moral dilemma, redemption, religions or cults, dishonesty, prostitute, false accusation, cons and scams, haunted by the past, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   42%
 
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678
Genre: Drama
Country: Egypt
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Deals with the phenomenon of sexual harassment in Egypt. Film depicts the moving story of three women Atfguen in some way or another to address the disturbing fact, the phenomenon can not be overlooked in the Egyptian and Arab street and the ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: sexual harassment, feminism, rebelliousness, urban, injustice, gender, life is a bitch, bus, women, rebellion, society, vigilantism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2009
Place: egypt, middle east, cairo egypt
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System:   41%
    User:   39%
 
Christmas at Maxwell's
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A successful American family retreat to their summer home on the banks of Lake Erie to find meaning in life, illness, loss, and change this Christmas. With a successful career in the wine business, and two amazing children, what more can a family ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: elderly lovers, ocean or sea, dealing with death, human spirit, child illness, death in the family, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, family in crisis, family life, road not taken, terminal illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   37%
 
The Grace Card
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Everything can change in an instant ... and take a lifetime to unravel. When Mac McDonald loses his son in an accident, the ensuing 17 years of bitterness and pain erodes his love for his family and leaves him angry with God ... and just about ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, uplifting ...
Plot: partners against crime, redemption, hopes, partners, dysfunctional family, clergy, racism, reluctant partners, haunted by the past, religions or cults, crimes, bible ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: memphis, tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   36%
 
Shirley Adams
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa, USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Shirley Adams spends her days caring for her disabled son, Donovan - he was shot in the back of the neck on his way home from school one afternoon over a year ago. Since then the Adams family has lost all their worldly possessions to medical bills. ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: human spirit, introspection, parents and children, small town, down on your luck, disability, family in crisis, hopes, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   39%
 
 7.0
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Low Tide
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Belgium, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A 12 year old boy and his single mother live separate lives. The boy spends his days alone while his mother works and goes out with her friends. The boy’s solitude is both a source of freedom and a cause for grief. His explorations slowly bring to ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: realism, single parent, drugs/alcohol, parents and children, small town, down on your luck, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, youth, family problems, coming of age, alcohol abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   36%
 
 6.2
 896
The Sisters
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Based on Anton Chekov's "The Three Sisters" about siblings living in a college town who struggle with the death of their father and try to reconcile relationships in their own lives.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, emotional, rough
Plot: dealing with death, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, family in crisis, estrangement, adultery, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family problems, family relations, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   33%
 
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