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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, hopes, society, parents and children and dysfunctional family mostly in Drama and Sport genres. Some movies like For Colored Girls: The Color Purple (1985), Normal (2003), About Sunny (2011), Automatic (2005), Steam (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Normal
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A woman stuck in a stale marriage struggles to raise her children and manage her secret drug habit. But when winter comes to her small town, her balancing act begins to come crashing down.
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Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: realistic, emotional, touching, serious, gloomy ...
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Country: USA
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Life as a House
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
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About Cherry
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Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
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Return
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Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
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Country: USA
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Country: USA
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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 ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The lives of staff in the womens' health clinic of a fictitious hospital in Philadelphia.
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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