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: sincere, thought provoking, serious, emotional, atmospheric, offbeat, gloomy, realistic, contemplative
Plot: domestic violence, feminism, family problems, society, love, life is a bitch, hopes, crumbling marriage, woman, female protagonist, abortion, rape, poem, racism, poet, dysfunctional family, urban, gender, unfulfillment, down on your luck, bittersweet, exploit, sexual content, strong female presence, female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa

Most similar movies to For Colored Girls

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and sincere films with plots about family problems, life is a bitch, family relations, society, hopes, dysfunctional family and unfulfillment mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like For Colored Girls: The Color Purple (1985), In the Gloaming (1997), Normal (2003), Middle of Nowhere (2012), The Sisters (2005). 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, touching, sentimental, sincere, compassionate ...
Plot: domestic violence, incest, sexual abuse, feminism, incest rape, slavery, rape, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, self discovery, letter, woman in danger ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, 1910s ...
Place: usa, southern usa, africa, tennessee, georgia
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100%
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: realistic, sincere, emotional, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: aids, gay brother, bereavement, gender, human nature, life is a bitch, family problems, death in the family, unfulfillment, resentment, family life, introspection ...
Time: 90s
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45%
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Normal (2003)
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, emotional, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: transsexual, gender bending, gender, society, parents and children, family problems, unfulfillment, family drama, sexuality, lgbt, depression, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: illinois, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: captivating, emotional, sincere, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: prison, self discovery, introspection, family problems, supportive spouse, human nature, medical school, family in crisis, hopes, love, bittersweet, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The Sisters (2005)
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: emotional, rough, serious, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family problems, estrangement, lifestyle, family gatherings, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, sibling rivalry, sister sister relationship, dark past, family secret, adultery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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37%
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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: realistic, sincere, serious, rough, bleak
Audience: kids
Plot: teenage life, life is a bitch, kids in trouble, homeless, pregnancy, dysfunctional family, family problems, society, youth, love, urban ghetto life, escape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, touching, realistic, emotional, gloomy
Plot: family life, parents and children, couple relations, family problems, unfulfillment, death in the family, dishonesty, dealing with death, crumbling marriage, woman, profanity, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: touching, realistic, sincere, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: teenager, psychiatrist, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, domestic disturbance, parents and children, family in crisis, family relations, redemption, life is a bitch, family problems, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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White Irish Drinkers (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A coming of age story set in 1975 working-class Brooklyn, in which two teenage brothers living with their abusive father and their well-meaning but ineffective mother are caught up in a life of petty crime. Older brother Danny concocts a daring ...
Style: emotional, sincere, bleak, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: family life, juvenile delinquency, siblings relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, family problems, crimes, working class, hopes, domestic disturbance, city life, family in crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ 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: sincere, emotional, rough, touching, serious ...
Plot: life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, introspection, society, family problems, family relations, addiction, human nature, family in crisis, strong female presence, siblings relations, down on your luck ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: realistic, emotional, sincere, serious, atmospheric
Plot: estrangement, down on your luck, social decay, redemption, society, hopes, life is a bitch, parents and children, homelessness, depression, friendship, street life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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: sincere, emotional, contemplative, serious, realistic
Plot: couples, bittersweet, destructive relationship, couple relations, introspection, urban, human nature, unfulfillment, family problems, urban setting, black, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
A Brother's Kiss (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two brothers, Lex and younger Mick, are living in Harlem. Mick is a policeman, and Lex, who spent youth years in reformatory because of injustice after he confronted the cop who tried to sodomize Mick on the street, is living with his wife Debbie ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, bleak, rough ...
Plot: sexual abuse, haunted by the past, downfall, society, family problems, life is a bitch, going straight, crimes, addiction, dysfunctional family, down on your luck, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, harlem, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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: thought provoking, captivating, emotional, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: homecoming, human nature, hopes, family problems, unfulfillment, soldier, military, introspection, redemption, strong female presence, crumbling marriage, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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About Cherry (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A drama centered on a troubled young woman who moves to San Francisco, where she gets involved in pornography and aligns herself with a cocaine-addicted lawyer.
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, sexual, bleak
Plot: pornography, porn industry, dysfunctional family, penetration, woman in danger, family problems, life is a bitch, porn actress, overbearing mother, innocence lost, power relations, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The End of Innocence (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Seemingly autobiographical story of a woman overwhelmed with trying to please everyone except herself, and not finding any answers until she's admitted to a rehab center by her parents. Eventually here is where she finds her answers.
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, serious, emotional ...
Plot: self discovery, doctors and patients, parents and children, family problems, life is a bitch, mental institution, rehabilitation, drug abuse, drugs/alcohol, family relations, power relations, addiction ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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: realistic, serious, gloomy, touching, emotional ...
Plot: social relations, family in crisis, estrangement, overdose, introspection, coming of age, youth, drug abuse, dysfunctional family, dealing with death, life is a bitch, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Bastard Out of Carolina (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Difficult tale of poor, struggling South Carolinian mother & daughter, who each face painful choices with their resolve and pride. Bone, the eldest daughter, and Anney her tired mother, grow both closer and farther apart: Anney sees Glen as ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, disturbing, emotional, serious ...
Plot: sexual abuse, dysfunctional family, pedophile, parents and children, family problems, corporal punishment, family relations, life is a bitch, family in crisis, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, coming of age, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 50s, 40s, 1950s ...
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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: psychological, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: dysfunctional family, introspection, haunted by the past, family problems, couples, dishonesty, couple relations, crumbling marriage, family in crisis, vegetarian, hopes, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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: emotional, sincere, captivating, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: single parent, working class, down on your luck, drugs/alcohol, parents and children, family relations, family problems, life is a bitch, urban, moral dilemma, society, single mother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Low Tide (2012)
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: atmospheric, realistic, serious, psychological, rough ...
Plot: family problems, parents and children, society, dysfunctional family, working class, youth, single parent, small town, life is a bitch, realism, teenage boy, mother son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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: emotional, sincere, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: friendship, power of love, hopes, loss of spouse, friends, gender, dishonesty, social differences, redemption, muslim, feminism, track down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: uplifting, serious, touching, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: racism, dysfunctional family, partners, haunted by the past, reluctant partners, hopes, partners against crime, family problems, crimes, clergy, husband wife relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, memphis, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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: emotional, psychological, serious, rough, bleak ...
Plot: abusive mother, survival, starting over, human spirit, domestic violence, youth, social misfits, life is a bitch, family problems, haunted by the past, pregnancy, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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: sincere, emotional, bleak, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: couples, destiny, couple relations, family relations, sexual relations, siblings relations, urban, human nature, womanizer, unfulfillment, love and romance, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Colossal Youth (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal, France, Switzerland
Duration: 156 min.
Story: After the Portuguese government demolishes his slum and relocates him to a housing project on the outskirts of Lisbon, 75-year-old Cape Verde immigrant Ventura wanders between his new and old homes, reconnecting with people from his past.
Style: touching, serious, thought provoking, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: life is a bitch, human nature, addiction, family relations, urban ghetto life, starting over, misfit, hopes, husband wife relationship, drug abuse, village, immigrants ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, portugal, lisbon portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
My Name Is Bill W. (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Bill W. (James Woods), a successful stock broker whose life falls apart after the stock crash of the 20's and how he comes to grips with his alcoholism. Along with a fellow alcoholic (James Garner) he forms a support ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, uplifting, thought provoking ...
Plot: support group, family problems, coping, human spirit, hopes, against the odds, self discovery, friendship, alcohol abuse, drug abuse, rehabilitation, life is a bitch ...
Time: 30s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Duet for One (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Stephanie, a famous violinist, contracts multiple sclerosis her life begins to fall apart. Her career ends, her husband leaves her for another woman and her favorite pupil leave the country. Unable to bear all this loss, Stephanie attempts ...
Style: serious, sincere, emotional, realistic, touching
Plot: disability, terminal illness, tragic hero, life is a bitch, family problems, musician's life, family in crisis, life turned upside down, crumbling marriage, couples, multiple sclerosis, prodigy ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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, sentimental, touching, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: investigation, lgbt, family problems, gays and lesbians, terminal illness, couples, human nature, gender, family relations, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, serious, sincere, depressing ...
Plot: unemployment, corporate world, workplace, starting over, family problems, workplace situations, down on your luck, life is a bitch, americana, society, job seeking, corporate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%