Movies and TV shows like Mama Flora's Family

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Mama Flora's Family (1998)
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Mama Flora's Family (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Based on Alex Haley's novel about a black matriarch in the early 20th century, this dramatic miniseries spotlights the struggle for social change. Cicely Tyson stars as Mama Flora, a woman determined to free her children from the bonds of prejudice.
Style: sincere, uplifting, epic, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: family relations, racism, interracial relations, false accusation, couple relations, religions or cults, life is a bitch, graphic violence, family life, hopes, suburbs, discrimination, society, couples, family business, working class, suburban life, state affairs, profanity, prejudice, religion, african american, parenthood, generation gap, generation ...

Most similar movies to Mama Flora's Family

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and sincere films and TV series with plots about society, family relations, interracial relations, hopes, racism, life is a bitch and african american mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like Mama Flora's Family: The Women of Brewster Place (1989), Laurel Avenue (1993), The Slap (2011), Timepiece (1996), Sudie and Simpson (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In February, 1962, as the civil rights movement reaches Bayonne, Louisiana, a New York journalist arrives to interview Jane Pittman, who has just turned 110. She tells him her story dating back to her earliest memories before slavery ended. In ...
Style: epic, touching, sincere, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, discrimination, injustice, slavery, interracial relations, hopes, americana, human spirit, idealism, social differences, redemption, righting the wronged ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 19th century, 1960s, 1860s
Place: southern usa, louisiana, usa
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95%
The Women of Brewster Place (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: A multigenerational story of the lives of several black women who call an inner-city tenement home.
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: racism, friendship, adventure, hopes, life is a bitch, youth, coming of age, society, strong female presence, friends, family relations, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 60s, 1960s
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79%
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Laurel Avenue (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Laurel Avenue is an American three-hour television miniseries which aired on HBO on July 10 and 11, 1993. It is the story of an eventful weekend in the lives of an extended African American family living in St. Paul, Minnesota. Paul Aaron and actor ...
Style: sincere, gloomy, emotional, saga, tense ...
Plot: interracial relations, family relations, drug abuse, americana, suburban life, profanity, single parent, addiction, dysfunctional family, suburbs, r&b, family in crisis ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: minnesota, usa, minneapolis minnesota
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78%
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The Slap (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 354 min.
Story: The Slap is a bold, provocative television drama series that forensically examines the mores and morality of contemporary middleclass life. Based on Christos Tsiolkas’ bestselling novel, this 8–part drama serial traces the shattering ...
Style: realistic, psychological, emotional, captivating, serious ...
Plot: marital problem, introspection, family relations, family life, couples, parents and children, couple relations, adulthood, society, suburbs, friendship, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Timepiece (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in the 1940's, James Earl Jones as an an old clockmaker faces racism and is tried for murder when the racist is killed. However, Kevin Kilner comes forward and claims to have commmitted the crime in self defense. All the while, ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: racism, self defense, family relations, murder, faith, society, life is a bitch, dishonesty, family life, false accusation, interracial relations, christmas ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Sudie and Simpson (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A television movie about the friendship that develops between a young white girl and an older black man in a racist, rural Georgia town during the 1940s.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: interracial relations, friendship, racism, false accusation, small town, friends, family relations, society, youth, opposites attract, life is a bitch, coming of age ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
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69%
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Crash (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Crash is an American television drama series that tells the story of how the lives of how several very diverse Southern Californians intersect.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: racism, police detective, social decay, human nature, law enforcement, society, life is a bitch, partners, injustice, family problems, immigrants, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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The Slap (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: A family drama that explodes from one small incident where a man slaps another couple's misbehaving child. This seemingly minor domestic dispute pulls the family apart, exposes long-held secrets, and ignites a lawsuit that challenges the core ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, psychological, captivating
Plot: family problems, couples, family relations, domestic violence, infidelity, friendship, suburbs, parents and children, couple relations, family in crisis, dishonesty, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Human Cargo (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Story: Human Cargo is a 2004 Canadian television miniseries. The series won seven Gemini Awards and two Directors Guild of Canada Awards. It premiered on CBC Television on January 4, 2004 and starred Kate Nelligan, Cara Pifko, and Nicholas Campbell. The ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: immigrants, racism, rebellion, society, legal, politics, state affairs, family relations, life is a bitch, political unrest, refugee, illegal immigrant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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62%
A Raisin in the Sun (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Dreams can make a life worth living, but they can also be dashed by bad decisions. This is the crossroads whare the Younger family find themselves when their father passes away and leaves them with $10,000 in life insurance money. Should they buy a ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, emotional, touching, serious ...
Plot: racism, family relations, discrimination, injustice, parents and children, couple relations, social differences, rich and poor, follow your dream, single parent, interracial relations, racial discrimination ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Jewel (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In the 1940s a 40-year-old woman with five healthy children gives birth to a girl with Down's syndrome.
Style: serious, emotional, touching, realistic
Plot: disability, family relations, family life, family problems, social relations, couples, society, couple relations, youth, babies and infants, small town, small town life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 60s, 1960s
Place: mississippi, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 630
Lucky 7 (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: What would you do if you won the lottery? How would it change your life? Follow a group of seven gas station employees in Queens, New York, who have been chipping into a lottery pool for years, never thinking they'd actually win. They need to ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, captivating
Plot: lottery, family relations, couple relations, working class, parents and children, workplace, society, change of luck, bittersweet, workplace situations, life turned upside down, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Cloudstreet (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 342 min.
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: captivating, uplifting, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Plot: working class, starting over, change of luck, family life, family relations, destiny, society, hopes, cause and meaning, foreknowledge, working class family, gambling ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 50s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Rich Man, Poor Man (1976)
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, realistic, serious, saga
Plot: family relations, gangsters, hopes, rise to the top, blind ambition, power relations, boxing, ambition, immigrants, society, siblings relations, social differences ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 40s, 60s, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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King (1978)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 271 min.
Story: A 1978 TV miniseries about the career of Martin Luther King Jr. from his days as a Baptist minister in Atlanta in the early '50s until his assassination in 1968.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: racism, assassination, civil rights movement, civil rights, life is a bitch, injustice, religions or cults, righting the wronged, political unrest, rebelliousness, discrimination, social differences ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: memphis, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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The Cleaner (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: After hitting rock-bottom from his own addictions during the birth of his twins, William Banks strikes a tentative deal with God. In exchange for a second chance, he vows to kick his addictions and dedicate his life to helping others. Now, along ...
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, suspenseful, sincere ...
Plot: addiction, belief, going straight, rescue, hopes, life is a bitch, family life, family relations, human nature, father son relationship, father daughter relationship, drug rehab ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Roots: The Next Generations (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 840 min.
Story: The dramatization of Alex Haley's family line from post Civil War America to the writer's search for his roots.
Style: captivating, uplifting, thought provoking, epic, emotional ...
Plot: world war one, world war two, racism, american civil war, political unrest, culture clash, interracial relations, family relations, life is a bitch, war, hopes, bittersweet ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1960s, 1880s, 60s ...
Place: africa, usa, alabama, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
A Lesson Before Dying (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the 1940's South, an African-American man is wrongly accused of the killing a a white store owner. In his defense, his white attorney equates him with a lowly hog, to indicate that he didn't have the sense to know what he was doing. ...
Style: emotional, bleak, sincere, thought provoking, uplifting ...
Plot: politics, interracial relations, false accusation, prison, racism, aunt, convenience store, death row, redemption, confined, youth, rebellion ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 799
Crematorium (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 48 min.
Story: Crematorio is a Spanish TV series written and directed by Jorge Sánchez-Cabezudo. It is based on Rafael Chirbes' novel of the same name.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: rise to the top, ambition, family business, business venture, family tradition, society, mogul, social problems, architect, family life, family relations, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Life Goes On (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Life Goes On is a television series that aired on ABC from September 12, 1989, to May 23, 1993. The show centers on the Thatcher family living in suburban Chicago: Drew, his wife Elizabeth, and their children Paige, Rebecca, and Charles, who is ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, contemplative
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, family life, teenage life, americana, parents and children, misfit, protective parent, supportive parent, couples, dream come true, living with parents, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Rising Place (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The close friendship of two young women, each of a different race, and their struggle to find purpose in their lives during this time of social injustice and world war.
Style: touching, serious, sincere, sentimental, realistic
Plot: life is a bitch, fall in love, parents and children, human nature, working class, interracial relations, injustice, social differences, society, feminism, family life, soldier ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: virginia, mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Freedom Song (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Freedom Song (2000) is a made-for-TV film based on true stories of the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi in the 1960s. It tells the story of the struggle of African Americans to register to vote in the fictional town of Quinlan. In the midst of ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, captivating, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: racism, fighting the system, interracial relations, life is a bitch, rebellion, teenage life, parents and children, injustice, society, hopes, politics, americana ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Boycott (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: This made-for-TV movie dramatizes the historic boycott of public buses in the 1950s, led by civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, talky
Plot: civil rights movement, interracial relations, racism, fighting the system, rebellion, human spirit, social differences, discrimination, life is a bitch, society, politics, journalism ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Movie in collections
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Any Day Now (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Any Day Now is an American drama series that aired on the Lifetime network from 1998 to 2002. The show stars Annie Potts and Lorraine Toussaint, who are best friends despite the difference in their races. The show's title is taken from the ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: civil rights, interracial relations, female friendship, couples, friends, coming of age, best friends, society, blacks and whites, family relations, parents and children, couple relations ...
Time: 60s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 759
I'll Fly Away (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: I'll Fly Away is an American drama television series set during the late 1950s and early 1960s, in an unspecified Southern U.S. state. It aired on NBC from 1991 to 1993 and starred Regina Taylor as Lilly Harper, a black housekeeper for the ...
Style: contemplative, realistic, serious, feel good, sincere ...
Plot: district attorney, interracial relations, civil rights, housekeeper, righting the wronged, housewife, social activist, politically correct, americana, discrimination, social differences, civil action ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: southern usa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.6
 4K
Queen Sugar (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The series follows the life of two sisters, Nova Bordelon and Charley Bordelon, who, with her teenage son Micah moves to the heart of Louisiana to claim an inheritance from her recently departed father - an 800-acre sugarcane farm.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sincere, sentimental
Plot: family drama, farm, sugarcane, family relations, parents and children, power relations, life turned upside down, interracial relations, social relations, society, single parent, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Sky Is Gray (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Drama - From Ernest J. Gaines, author of "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman," comes a deceptively simple, yet emotionally complex tale of a young boy's discovery of what it's like to be black in Louisiana during the ...
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, thought provoking, uplifting ...
Plot: racism, life is a bitch, society, injustice, family relations, bittersweet, parents and children, interracial relations, dentist, toothache, segregation, poverty ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Astronaut Wives Club (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Based on the book by Lily Koppel, this 10 episode limited series tells the story of the women who were key players behind some of the biggest events in American history. As America’s astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, Life ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, psychological
Plot: astronaut, relationship vs career, family relations, couples, best friends, ambition, nasa, parents and children, strong female presence, space program, female bonding, supportive spouse ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s, 50s, 1960s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
30 Degrees in February (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 60 min.
Story: ​From International Emmy Award-winning writer Anders Weidemann, compelling ten-part drama 30 Degrees in February follows a group of Swedes who've left the snow and cold of Scandinavia for the warm, sandy beaches of Thailand in the dead of ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: starting over, family life, hopes, immigrants, society, culture clash, follow your dream, unfulfillment, human nature, self discovery, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Small Island (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: In 1939 Hortense, illegitimate but intelligent and ambitious, is brought up on Jamaica with the family of charismatic, free-thinking Michael, who joins the Air Force when war breaks out and goes to England. After the war, Hortense, now a qualified ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: racism, world war two, post war, couples, couple relations, culture clash, starting over, self discovery, bittersweet, misfit, hopes, racial violence ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: england, london, jamaica, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%