Movies like For Colored Girls

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For Colored Girls (2010)
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For Colored Girls (2010)
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: serious, emotional, offbeat, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy, thought provoking, sincere
Plot: domestic violence, feminism, love, rape, poem, abortion, urban, down on your luck, gender, unfulfillment, family problems, crumbling marriage, dysfunctional family, racism, life is a bitch, hopes, society, poet, exploit, female nudity, sex scene, female protagonist, abandonment, african american 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, family relations, hopes, life is a bitch, society, unfulfillment and parents and children mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like For Colored Girls: The Color Purple (1985), A Day Late and a Dollar Short (2014), About Sunny (2011), Scorn (2011), In the Gloaming (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Color Purple (1985)
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: uplifting, emotional, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: incest, domestic violence, sexual abuse, feminism, rape, letter, slavery, african american, adoption, self discovery, reunion, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1930s, 1910s, 1920s ...
Place: usa, southern usa, africa, tennessee, georgia
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95%
A Day Late and a Dollar Short (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When irascible matriarch Viola Price learns that her next asthma attack will likely kill her, she is determined to fix her fractured family before she leaves this world.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, uplifting
Plot: aging, drugs/alcohol, parents and children, dysfunctional family, estrangement, righting the wronged, hopes, family problems, family relations, unsupportive spouse, couple relations, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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63%
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About Sunny (2011)
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, gloomy, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: single parent, drugs/alcohol, urban, moral dilemma, parents and children, down on your luck, life is a bitch, family relations, working class, society, family problems, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Scorn (2011)
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, urban, couple relations, couples, family problems, human nature, destructive relationship, unfulfillment, love, black, abuse
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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In the Gloaming (1997)
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: aids, gay brother, bereavement, family life, gays and lesbians, crumbling marriage, dealing with death, human nature, introspection, self discovery, parents and children, death in the family ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.8
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Automatic (2005)
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Putty Hill (2010)
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: serious, atmospheric, 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 ⇓
56%
A Long Way Home (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Family members struggle to heal their emotional wounds after an incident of sexual abuse.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: teenager, psychiatrist, redemption, suburbs, dysfunctional family, sexual abuse, repressed memory, haunted by the past, suburban life, hopes, family problems, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Time Out of Mind (2014)
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, sex scene ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Open Window (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The engagment between a struggling photographer and an assistant professor is marred by an act of violence.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, psychological
Plot: vegetarian, dysfunctional family, crumbling marriage, introspection, couple relations, infidelity, parents and children, family in crisis, haunted by the past, couples, family problems, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The Off Hours (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: You're awake when everyone else is asleep. You're standing still as traffic is whipping by at 70mph. You see dusk and dawn everyday because they happen on your way to a time clock and then to a bed. Your off hours are spent trying to ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, sincere
Plot: small town, dull life, unfulfillment, introspection, fall in love, love affair, working class, hopes, love and romance, society, waitress, truck driver
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.2
 849
Return (2011)
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: homecoming, soldier, small town, introspection, hopes, crumbling marriage, human nature, redemption, military, unfulfillment, family problems, female soldier ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.7
 133
1 Out of 7 (2011)
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: serious, bleak, sincere, realistic, rough
Audience: kids
Plot: pregnancy, down on your luck, dysfunctional family, mother, teenager, loneliness, underground, street, homeless, love, escape, urban ghetto ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Company Men (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Bobby Walker lives the proverbial American dream: great job, beautiful family, shiny Porsche in the garage. When corporate downsizing leaves him and two co-workers jobless, the three men are forced to re-define their lives as men, husbands and ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, sincere, serious, depressing ...
Plot: unemployment, corporate world, workplace, family problems, life is a bitch, corporate, starting over, society, americana, down on your luck, workplace situations, job seeking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.1
 607
3 Backyards (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An executive, a housewife and a youngster spend a day in their Long Island suburban town during the course of one curious autumn day afternoon.
Style: serious, atmospheric, gloomy, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: suburban life, dull life, suburbs, estrangement, unfulfillment, human nature, innocence lost, couple relations, society, couples, lifestyle
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.4
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Sinner (2007)
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, gloomy, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: prostitute, false accusation, celibacy, clergy, moral dilemma, small town, redemption, religions or cults, dishonesty, cons and scams, haunted by the past, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Middle of Nowhere (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When her husband is sentenced to eight years in prison, Ruby drops out of medical school in order to focus on her husband's well-being while he's incarcerated - leading her on a journey of self-discovery in the process.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: prison, introspection, self discovery, urban, couple relations, couples, supportive spouse, human nature, family in crisis, confined, family problems, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, medical school
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Where God Left His Shoes (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Frank, Angela, and their two children are evicted from their New York City apartment, they have no choice but to move into a homeless shelter. After a few difficult months, good news comes their way on Christmas Eve: a nearby housing project ...
Style: gloomy, serious, touching, realistic, sincere
Plot: job seeking, down on your luck, realism, urban, life is a bitch, christmas, race against time, survival, parents and children, family in crisis, chases and races, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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: serious, bleak, emotional, realistic, rough ...
Plot: social misfits, starting over, teenage pregnancy, parent child relationship, teenager, abusive mother, sexual abuse, human spirit, down on your luck, pregnancy, kids in trouble, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.3
 324
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: emotional, serious, touching, realistic, 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 ⇓
36%
 6.4
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Delta (2008)
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, bleak, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: incest, forbidden love, siblings relations, village, lake or river, dysfunctional family, homecoming, family relations, human nature, obsession, parents and children, village life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hungary, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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String (2006)
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, redemption, friendship, dishonesty, hopes, gender, friends, best friends, betrayal, social differences, society, death sentence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 8.1
 38
3:13 (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: From living a normal life to surviving homelessness in the city of Miami, Peter is a victim of the turbulent U.S. recession during late 2000's. A drama based on true events.
Style: bleak, serious, thought provoking, realistic
Plot: life is a bitch, society, unfulfillment, family problems, social misfits, unemployment, life turned upside down, misfit, family relations, disorder
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, miami, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Love and Other Impossible Pursuits (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Emilia, a law-school graduate, falls in love with her married boss, Jack. After Emilia marries Jack, her happiness turns unexpectedly to grief following the death of her infant daughter. Devastated, Emilia nonetheless carries on, attempting to forge ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, realistic, gloomy
Plot: couple relations, family life, romantic rivalry, unfulfillment, couples, family problems, family relations, crumbling marriage, dealing with death, parents and children, death in the family, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 3.5
 495
Constellation (2005)
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, sincere, realistic
Plot: haunted by the past, estrangement, interracial relations, parents and children, death in the family, family gatherings, family in crisis, family problems, family relations, couple relations, love affair, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.3
 961
The Event (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An intense relationship drama that takes the form of a mystery, The Event centers around a series of unexplained deaths that occur among the gay community in New York's fashionable Chelsea district. Nick, a district attorney investigating the ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: investigation, gays and lesbians, human nature, couple relations, terminal illness, life is a bitch, family problems, gender, unfulfillment, couples, family relations, gay bar ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Mississippi Damned (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Three poor Black kids in rural Mississippi reap the consequences of their family's cycle of abuse, addiction, and violence.
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: down on your luck, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, life is a bitch, family problems, human nature, introspection, siblings relations, addiction, society, family relations, lesbian kiss ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.3
 151
Steam (2007)
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, gloomy, realistic, talky ...
Plot: lesbian, widow, sauna, catholic, singleness, hopes, female friendship, single mother, family relations, golden years, single parent, human spirit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Grace Card (2010)
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: dysfunctional family, racism, partners against crime, redemption, bible, church service, hopes, partners, clergy, reluctant partners, haunted by the past, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: memphis, tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Call Me Crazy: A Five Film (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A psychotherapist helps a law student cope with schizophrenia in one of five interconnected tales dealing with mental illness.
Style: serious, uplifting, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mental illness, human spirit, hopes, family problems, family relations, family dinner, psychiatry, debate, funeral, rape, stand up comedian, flashback ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%