Movies and TV shows like Rich Man, Poor Man

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Rich Man, Poor Man
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: An examination of the trials and tribulations of the Jordache family, from the period following World War II to the late 1960s.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: immigrants, rise to the top, rich and poor, siblings relations, social differences, against the odds, family life, ambition, society, family relations, gangsters, blind ambition, sibling relationship, hopes, power relations, boxing, brother brother relationship
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and touching films and TV series with plots about society, family relations, hopes, siblings relations, family life, social differences and power relations mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Rich Man, Poor Man: Kane & Abel (1985), Resurrection Blvd. (2000), The Way We Laughed (1998), Paradise Alley (1978), Black Girl (1966). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Kane & Abel
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: Kane and Abel are born on the same day the same year on each side of the Atlantic. William Kane is born in one of the richest families of Boston and grows up to be a banker on Wall Street. Abel Rosnovski is born in the Polish countryside and has to ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic
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Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, new york
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Resurrection Blvd.
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Santiagos are a proud East Los Angeles Latino family whose hopes and dreams are rooted in the world of professional boxing.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, emotional, rough
Plot: athlete's life, parents and children, siblings relations, family life, urban, hopes, family relations, immigrants, coming of age, human spirit, ambition, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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...And the Earth Did Not Swallow Him
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Twelve-year-old Mexican-American Marcos (Jose Alcala) recalls the hardships of the previous year, reflecting on the arduous trek his migrant-worker family made from Texas to the Midwest during harvest season. Along the way, Marcos learns plenty ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: immigrants, interracial relations, rich and poor, culture clash, down on your luck, society, coming of age, youth, family relations, human nature, innocence lost, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: minnesota, texas
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The Way We Laughed
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Studying to become a teacher in Turin, Italy, Pietro is joined by his older brother, Giovanni, who has moved up from Sicily. While Giovanni is a worker with no schooling, Pietro shows considerable promise in academics, prompting the elder sibling to ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching
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Duration: 107 min.
Story: Sylvester Stallone is fighting the odds again, this time in the wrestling ring. As Cosmo Carboni, he and his two brothers dream of getting out of Hell's Kitchen (circa 1946) and into the big time. The exit signs point to Paradise Alley, a ...
Style: semi serious, realistic
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The Manions of America
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 290 min.
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Genre: Drama
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Story: Charles Dickens' classic tale of Pip, a poor orphan who befriends an escaped convict and who grows up in the company of a bitter old woman, Miss Havisham, and her haughty young ward, Estella. Pip learns the rewards of both vindictiveness and ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: orphan, rich and poor, romance, social differences, teaching the ways of the world, boarding school life, coming of age, hopes, society, youth, rise to the top, obsession ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england
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The Thorn Birds
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 477 min.
Story: This mini series covers 60 years in the lives of the Cleary family, brought from New Zealand to Australia to run their aunt Mary Carson's ranch. The story centers on their daughter, Meggie, and her love for the family's priest, Father ...
Style: sentimental, family saga, touching, emotional, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, parents and children, priest, catholic priest, hopes, love affair, couple relations, sex with a priest, romance, social differences, fall in love, family life ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: australia, mine
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System:   45%
    User:   42%
 
Jumpin' at the Boneyard
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Manny tries to get his crack addict brother, Danny, to clean up.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, touching
Plot: going straight, rehabilitation, self discovery, addiction, drug abuse, family life, drug addiction, heroin, hopes, family relations, life is a bitch, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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Cloudstreet
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Story: Cloudstreet is an Australian television drama miniseries for the Showcase subscription television channel, which first screened from 22 May 2011, in three parts. It is an adaptation of Cloudstreet, an award-winning novel by Australian author Tim ...
Style: serious, stylized, epic, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: working class, family life, hopes, family relations, starting over, destiny, cause and meaning, society, change of luck, foreknowledge, working class family, beach ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 1940s ...
Place: australia
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Eden
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 106 min.
Story: Story of a New England boys' school and of one of the students who is infatuated with an instructor's wife who has Multiple Sclerosis. The woman struggles to show her strict husband how love rather than demands helps the student to ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: relationship vs career, school, hopes, love and romance, romance, unfulfillment, couples, power relations, boarding school, housewife, multiple sclerosis, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new england
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Cane is an American television drama created by Cynthia Cidre, who also served as executive producer alongside Jonathan Prince, Jimmy Iovine and Polly Anthony. The pilot was directed by Christian Duguay. The show chronicled the lives and internal ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, gloomy, rough ...
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Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: immigrants, single parent, coming of age, crumbling marriage, human spirit, parents and children, siblings relations, teachers and students, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, family life, teenage life ...
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Space
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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Style: serious, exciting, realistic, captivating
Plot: outer space, obsessive quest, astronaut, spacecraft, human spirit, space travel, adventure, ambition, space and aliens, state affairs, moon landing, test pilot ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s ...
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To Serve Them All My Days
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 673 min.
Story: David Powlett-Jones has just returned to England from the trenches of WWI. He was injured and shell-shocked and, after a spell in hospital he gets a job teaching in a boys boarding school in S.W. England. He is not at all sure he can do the job, but ...
Style: talky, clever, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: dedicated educator, rise to the top, boarding school, school, human spirit, war, idealism, rich and poor, college, social differences, teachers and students, boarding school life ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1920s ...
Place: england, europe
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Mac
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Niccolo (Mac) Vitelli is the eldest of three brothers and leads their family after their beloved father dies. Their father was a builder and his sons continue in this family trade. At first, they work for Polowski, who does shoddy work and cheats on ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: boss and employee, siblings relations, family business, romance, relationship vs career, working class, workplace situations, family life, ambition, family relations, workplace, human nature ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: new york, usa
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Just Another Girl on the I.R.T.
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Chantel Mitchell (Ariyan Johnson), a hip, articulate, black high-school girl in Brooklyn, is determined not to become "just another girl on the IRT" (the IRT is one of NYC's subway lines). She dreams of medical school, a family, and ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, surprise ending
Plot: hip hop, juvenile delinquency, social differences, urban ghetto, down on your luck, pregnancy, teenage life, urban ghetto life, hopes, society, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, medical school
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Flambards
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 780 min.
Story: In the early 1900s in England, young Christina is orphaned and goes to live with her Uncle Russell, who owns the country estate of Flambards, and has two sons. Mark, the elder, is a wastrel, a roue and, like his father, loves to hunt. The younger ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, family relations, estate, couple relations, parents and children, countryside, siblings relations, social differences, fall in love, family life, society, couples ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s
Place: england, europe
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Miss Rose White
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Rose White (Sedgwick) is a modern young career woman in post-World War II New York City who has largely relegated her Jewish heritage to scrapbooks and memories. Born in Poland but fortunate enough to escape the country before the Nazi occupation ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: immigrants, introspection, haunted by the past, reunion, starting over, human spirit, siblings relations, misfit, society, family relations, forceful separation, solace ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 1940s
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Margaret's Museum
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In a town where half the men die down the coalpit, Margaret MacNeil is quite happy being single in her small Cape Breton island town. Until she meets Neil Currie, a charming and sincere bagpipe-playing, Gaelic-speaking dishwasher. But no matter what ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting, touching ...
Plot: mining, small town, parents and children, museum, male nudity, rich and poor, hopes, beautiful scenery, love story, love and romance, secrets, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: canada, mine
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The '60s
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 172 min.
Story: The Herlihys are a working class family from Chicago whose three children take wildly divergent paths: Brian joins the Marines right out of High School and goes to Vietnam..
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere, captivating
Plot: vietnam war, urban ghetto, idealism, hippie, rebelliousness, parents and children, siblings relations, culture clash, social differences, drug abuse, black panthers, concert ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, chicago illinois, woodstock, south central los angeles, usa
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Waterproof
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Single mother Tyree Battle struggles to keep her young son Thaniel away from the gang-plagued city streets that he is mixed up in. Under severe gang pressure, Thaniel accidentally shoots Jewish shopkeeper Eli Zeal in a botched robbery attempt. ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, emotional
Plot: immigrants, single parent, going straight, store, redemption, self discovery, parents and children, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, coming of age, family life, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: louisiana, usa
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Love in a Cold Climate
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Adaptation of Nancy Mitford's novel.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, witty
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: couple relations, infidelity, looking for love, romance, love triangle, siblings relations, social differences, eccentric family, love and romance, society, couples, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: england, europe
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Black Cloud
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Black Cloud, is an inspirational story about a young Navajo, Native American boxer, who overcomes personal challenges as he comes to terms with his heritage, while fighting his way for a spot on the US Olympic boxing team.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: athlete's life, underdog, sport, follow your dream, human spirit, discrimination, against the odds, boxer, native american, ambition, hopes, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arizona, nevada
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System:   34%
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Curse of the Starving Class
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Curse of the Starving Class is a play by Sam Shepard, considered the first of a series on family tragedies. Drama about a dirt-poor 1950's-era farm family. Dad's a foul talking drunk and Mom is desperately trying to save what's left ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: countryside, social misfits, rich and poor, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, unemployment, estrangement, alcoholic, farm, poverty, family life, society ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1920s
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A Place to Call Home
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A mysterious woman is perched between the harsh legacy of World War II and the hope of a new life in Australia. A sweeping romantic drama set in 1950s rural Australia following the lives of the Blighs, a wealthy and complicated pastoralist family, ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, stylized, captivating
Plot: haunted by the past, post war, family relations, mysterious character, starting over, love affair, parents and children, social differences, family life, love and romance, society, wealth ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: australia
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A City of Sadness
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 157 min.
Story: Soon after Japan relinquishes control of Taiwan in 1945, the Lin brothers face hardships from the changing culture. Bar owner Wen-heung (Chen Sown-yung), the eldest brother, falls foul of local gangsters, Wen-sun disappears, and Wen-leung, scarred ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, tense, emotional ...
Plot: family life, siblings relations, family in danger, political unrest, society, state affairs, family relations, mute or deaf, rebelliousness, wartime life, life is a bitch, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: taiwan
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System:   34%
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Women Without Men
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Ukraine, Morocco
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Against the tumultuous backdrop of Iran's 1953 CIA-backed coup d'état, the destinies of four women converge in a beautiful orchard garden, where they find independence, solace and companionship.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, stylized, captivating ...
Plot: prostitute, rich and poor, social differences, life is a bitch, society, power relations, coup d'etat, siblings relations, political unrest, revolution, injustice, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
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White Irish Drinkers
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: sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: domestic disturbance, urban, innocence lost, crime, parents and children, siblings relations, family in crisis, working class, coming of age, city life, crimes, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
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