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, atmospheric, offbeat, gloomy, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: domestic violence, feminism, abortion, love, rape, poem, racism, poet, life is a bitch, hopes, dysfunctional family, family problems, society, urban, gender, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, down on your luck, exploit, female nudity, sex scene, female protagonist, abandonment, african american protagonist, woman
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, sincere and emotional films with plots about family problems, life is a bitch, family relations, hopes, society, unfulfillment and parents and children mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like For Colored Girls: The Color Purple (1985), In the Gloaming (1997), About Sunny (2011), Putty Hill (2010), Scorn (2011). 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, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: incest, domestic violence, sexual abuse, feminism, rape, slavery, letter, african american, self discovery, mistress, poverty, singer ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1930s, 1910s, 1920s ...
Place: usa, southern usa, africa, tennessee, georgia
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95%
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: touching, sentimental, gloomy, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: aids, gay brother, bereavement, crumbling marriage, family gatherings, hopes, dealing with death, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, parents and children, gays and lesbians, family relations ...
Time: 90s
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68%
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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: touching, gloomy, captivating, sincere, serious ...
Plot: working class, life is a bitch, down on your luck, drugs/alcohol, parents and children, family problems, single parent, society, urban, moral dilemma, family relations, marijuana ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa
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60%
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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, atmospheric, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: youth, estrangement, overdose, coming of age, family problems, death in the family, introspection, social relations, dysfunctional family, drug abuse, family in crisis, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: realistic, serious, sincere, emotional
Plot: urban, introspection, human nature, family problems, couples, unfulfillment, destructive relationship, couple relations, black, abuse, love
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: uplifting, realistic, touching, serious, emotional
Plot: hopes, couple relations, unsupportive spouse, siblings relations, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, dysfunctional family, family problems, couples, righting the wronged, family relations, aging ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.8
 113
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, emotional, sincere, serious, captivating ...
Plot: unfulfillment, hopes, love and romance, siblings relations, sexual relations, fall in love, couple relations, urban, human nature, couples, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, gloomy, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Plot: psychiatrist, teenager, hopes, unfulfillment, family in crisis, suburban life, parents and children, domestic disturbance, redemption, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: family problems, parents and children, couple relations, crumbling marriage, dealing with death, family life, death in the family, dishonesty, unfulfillment, woman, overcoming, hapless ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.2
 923
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: realistic, serious, sincere, psychological
Plot: dysfunctional family, vegetarian, family in crisis, unfulfillment, couple relations, hopes, parents and children, introspection, haunted by the past, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.0
 364
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: realistic, gloomy, serious, sincere, atmospheric
Plot: small town, unfulfillment, love affair, dull life, working class, fall in love, love and romance, introspection, society, hopes, truck driver, waitress
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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: realistic, sincere, serious, bleak, rough
Audience: kids
Plot: down on your luck, family problems, teenage life, kids in trouble, urban ghetto, youth, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, society, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, sincere, serious, atmospheric, emotional
Plot: redemption, society, urban, family relations, down on your luck, parents and children, life is a bitch, hopes, estrangement, social decay, drinking alcohol, bar ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.2
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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: gloomy, thought provoking, captivating, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: homecoming, hopes, family problems, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, small town, introspection, human nature, redemption, soldier, military, marital separation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.1
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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, sincere, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: transsexual, gender bending, small town, couples, family problems, small town life, anniversary, gender, society, family relations, family life, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, down on your luck, workplace situations, life is a bitch, job seeking, americana, society, corporate ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.0
 48
Manpower (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An intelligent social issues drama, Manpower sketches a portrait of four men in crisis. Moving between scathing realism and subtle irony, the film raises questions of belonging and uprooting, exile and emigration, home and family. Meir Cohen is a ...
Style: touching, gloomy, thought provoking, sincere, serious ...
Plot: crumbling marriage, immigrants, life is a bitch, hopes, unfulfillment, interracial relations, discrimination, realism, boot camp, social decay, working the system, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, uplifting ...
Plot: racism, dysfunctional family, promotion, clergy, crimes, partners against crime, hopes, reluctant partners, unfulfillment, religions or cults, partners, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tennessee, usa, memphis
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 1K
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: emotional, stylized, serious, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: incest, forbidden love, obsession, family relations, lake or river, parents and children, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, village life, siblings relations, sexual relations, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hungary, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.0
 614
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: tense, realistic, gloomy, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: estrangement, human nature, society, innocence lost, lifestyle, dull life, couple relations, couples, suburbs, unfulfillment, suburban life
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: psychological, rough, bleak, emotional, serious ...
Plot: abusive mother, unwanted pregnancy, down on your luck, life is a bitch, social misfits, hopes, child birth, youth, domestic violence, homeless, stock broker, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Being Flynn (2012)
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: touching, realistic, serious, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: homeless, writer's life, social misfits, life is a bitch, estrangement, family relations, misfit, parents and children, down on your luck, family problems, poet, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: touching, rough, gloomy, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: family problems, human nature, introspection, society, addiction, dysfunctional family, family relations, down on your luck, life is a bitch, siblings relations, family in crisis, lesbian kiss ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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: realistic, sexual, thought provoking, bleak, serious
Plot: pornography, dysfunctional family, innocence lost, society, gender, friends, power relations, drugs/alcohol, life is a bitch, family problems, s&m, clubbing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, san francisco, 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: gloomy, sexual, touching, emotional, serious ...
Plot: widow, lesbian, sauna, catholic, youth, single parent, self discovery, family problems, human spirit, family relations, friends, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Bi, Don't Be Afraid (2010)
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: realistic, serious, atmospheric, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: family problems, family life, dysfunctional family, family relations, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, unfulfillment, youth, estrangement, paralysis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.4
 103
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: realistic, gloomy, tense, serious, sincere ...
Plot: false accusation, celibacy, prostitute, haunted by the past, dishonesty, redemption, society, lifestyle, moral dilemma, clergy, small town, religions or cults ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.3
 922
Liverpool (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France, Netherlands, Germany, Spain
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A sailor takes a short leave to visit his hometown and see if his mother is still alive.
Style: realistic, emotional, atmospheric, sincere, serious ...
Plot: sailor, homecoming, family relations, estrangement, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, hopes, parents and children, alcohol abuse, family problems, alcoholic, winter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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: realistic, serious, bleak, thought provoking
Plot: unemployment, life is a bitch, social misfits, unfulfillment, life turned upside down, misfit, society, family relations, family problems, disorder
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Offline (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A man attempts to reclaim the life that prison took from him but his dark past threatens to ruin everything.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: down on your luck, parents and children, family problems, job seeking, family relations, estrangement, unemployment, redemption, life is a bitch, hopes, human nature, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%