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 Godfather: Part II
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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, ambition, power relations and youth mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like Rich Man, Poor Man: Resurrection Blvd. (2000), Kane & Abel (1985), Paradise Alley (1978), The Way We Laughed (1998), The Mambo Kings (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: serious, sentimental, emotional, realistic, 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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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: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: rise to the top, uninhibited rivalry, ambition, rivalry, vengeance, social differences, destiny, hopes, society, wall street, bankruptcy, polish ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, 20s, 30s ...
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, new york
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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, emotional, realistic, 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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Paradise Alley
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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
Plot: sport, athlete's life, buddies, urban, gang, gangsters, contests and competitions, follow your dream, family feud, arm wrestling, cripple, ghetto ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
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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: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic
Plot: immigrants, single parent, school, human nature, idealism, parents and children, small town, rich and poor, working class, siblings relations, social differences, small town life ...
Time: 50s, year 1958, year 1961, year 1963, year 1964 ...
Place: europe, sicily, italy
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The Mambo Kings
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Mambo Kings tells the story of César and Nestor Castillo, brothers and aspiring musicians who flee from Cuba to America in search of the American Dream.
Style: sentimental, serious, captivating, realistic, intense ...
Plot: music, rags to riches, immigrants, latin, musician's life, dance, love, male nudity, brothers, performer's life, nightclub, family ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: new york, cuba, latin america, usa, havana cuba ...
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Cane
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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, gloomy, realistic, rough ...
Plot: family business, rise to the top, parents and children, siblings relations, family life, ambition, cuban american, rivalry, family relations, power relations, immigrants, blind ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
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The Manions of America
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 290 min.
Story: Film starring David Soul, Kate Mulgrew, Pierce Brosnan
Style: emotional, serious, captivating, realistic, sentimental
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: immigrants, lovers reunited, love and romance, romance, society, follow your dream, rise to the top, american civil war, couple relations, rich and poor, ambition, hopes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: philadelphia, usa
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    User:   47%
 
The Bold and the Beautiful
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Continuing drama combining romance and intrigue set against the glittering backdrop of Beverly Hills and the American fashion industry.
Style: emotional, serious, sentimental, realistic
Plot: fashion, betrayal, intrigue, cult, couple relations, infidelity, love triangle, rich and poor, social differences, family business, family life, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 80s, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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System:   52%
    User:   50%
 
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Almost a Woman
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young woman named Esmeralda and her family move to New York from a rural area of Puerto Rico. The transition is difficult due to the many challenges she and her family face.
Style: sincere, serious, touching, realistic
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 ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, latin america, usa, puerto rico
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System:   52%
    User:   62%
 
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, gloomy, realistic, 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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System:   51%
    User:   59%
 
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Space
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 780 min.
Story: A 13-hour mini-series detailing James A. Michner's fictional account of the American space program from the years after World War II to the Apollo landings on the moon in the early 1970's.
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: outer space, obsessive quest, astronaut, spacecraft, human spirit, adventure, space travel, ambition, space and aliens, state affairs, test pilot, moon landing ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s ...
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System:   50%
    User:   46%
 
The Thorn Birds
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Australia
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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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, sincere, realistic, touching ...
Plot: boss and employee, siblings relations, romance, family business, 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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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: serious, sentimental, sincere, realistic, captivating
Plot: vietnam war, urban ghetto, idealism, hippie, rebelliousness, parents and children, siblings relations, culture clash, social differences, black panthers, protest, civil rights ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, woodstock, south central los angeles, usa, chicago illinois
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The Godfather: Part II
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 202 min.
Story: In the continuing saga of the Corleone crime family, a young Vito Corleone grows up in Sicily and in 1910s New York. In the 1950s, Michael Corleone attempts to expand the family business into Las Vegas, Hollywood and Cuba.
Style: epic, atmospheric, realistic, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gangsters, mafia, revenge, immigrants, organized crime, corruption, gangster, violence, betrayal, brutality, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 20s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 20th century ...
Place: new york, italy, cuba, sicily, las vegas ...
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Black Girl
Genre: Drama
Country: Senegal, France
Duration: 65 min.
Story: Eager to find a better life abroad, a Senegalese woman becomes a mere governess to a family in southern France, suffering from discrimination and marginalization.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, bleak, thought provoking ...
Plot: immigrants, master and servant, social differences, culture clash, racism, fish out of water, society, power relations, life is a bitch, rich and poor, isolation, black ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: africa, europe, france, french riviera, southern france
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The Secret Life of Bees
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Set in South Carolina in 1964, this is the tale of Lily Owens a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother. To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father, Lily flees with Rosaleen, her caregiver and only ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, small town, racism, runaway, dysfunctional family, guilt, single father, family bonds, women, teaching the ways of the world, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: south carolina, usa
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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, 1940s, 1950s
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Great Expectations
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 123 min.
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: serious, touching, 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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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: serious, touching, sentimental, realistic, 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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System:   44%
    User:   50%
 
Inventing the Abbotts
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the 1950s, brothers Jacey and Doug Holt, who come from the poorer side of their sleepy Midwestern town, vie for the affections of the wealthy, lovely Abbott sisters. Lady-killer Jacey alternates between Eleanor and Alice, wanting simply to break ...
Style: talky, emotional, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, small town, obsession, coming of age, working class, betrayal, rich and poor, relationships, death, adultery, nudity (topless - notable), siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: illinois, usa
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System:   44%
    User:   37%
 
Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story is a movie based on the life story of world-renowned neurosurgeon Ben Carson from 1961 to 1987.
Style: emotional, serious, uplifting, realistic, sincere
Plot: underdog, urban ghetto, human spirit, against the odds, ambition, hopes, youth, single parent, follow your dream, rise to the top, parents and children, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s, 1960s
Place: usa, medical school, west germany
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System:   44%
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Eden
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
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: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: relationship vs career, hopes, school, love and romance, unfulfillment, romance, couples, power relations, multiple sclerosis, housewife, boarding school, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new england
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System:   43%
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King of the Hill
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on the Depression-era bildungsroman memoir of writer A. E. Hotchner, the film follows the story of a boy struggling to survive on his own in a hotel in St. Louis after his mother is committed to a sanatorium with tuberculosis. His father, a ...
Style: touching, realistic, atmospheric, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: hotel, coming of age, dysfunctional family, survival, poverty, children, fantasy world, self discovery, teacher, adolescence, childhood, depression ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: st. louis missouri
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System:   43%
    User:   50%
 
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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: stylized, serious, 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, anorexia ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: australia
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System:   42%
    User:   39%
 
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, uplifting, realistic, 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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System:   41%
    User:   37%
 
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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: emotional, serious, uplifting, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: athlete's life, sport, underdog, follow your dream, human spirit, discrimination, against the odds, boxer, native american, ambition, hopes, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nevada, arizona
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System:   40%
    User:   34%
 

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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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Don King: Only in America
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A cinematic portrait of the famous fight promoter and boxing manager.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: urban ghetto, athlete's life, sport, gangsters, tragic hero, underdog, contests and competitions, rise and fall, human spirit, ambition, hopes, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s, 1960s
Place: africa
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