Movies like Hour of the Star

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Hour of the Star (1985)
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Hour of the Star (1985)
Original name: A Hora da Estrela
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Macabea has just moved to the big city after her aunt, who raised her, died. She gets a job as a typist and moves into a boarding house with three other women. In her spare time she listens to time Radio Station; on Sundays she likes to ride the subways. She describes herself saying, "I am a typist and a virgin, and I like Coca-Cola." Then she meets Olimpico, a north-easterner like herself, who has dreams of becoming a Congressman.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: youth, misfit, rich and poor, orphan, life is a bitch, starting over, oracle, hopes, urban ghetto life, society, urban, working class, lifestyle, social misfits, immigrants, city life, countryside, longing, social decay, down on your luck, urban ghetto, female director, subway, anti hero, third world ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil

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Most similar movies to Hour of the Star

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and sincere films with plots about life is a bitch, society, urban ghetto life, urban ghetto, hopes, urban and youth mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Hour of the Star: Macondo (2014), In Vanda's Room (2000), Autumn Ball (2007), Streeters (2001), Stolen Dreams (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Macondo (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A drama centered on an 11-year-old Chechnyan refugee living in Vienna whose life is thrown into disarray when a friend of his deceased father materializes.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, gloomy
Plot: interracial relations, life is a bitch, immigrants, society, youth, misfit, urban ghetto life, coming of age, urban ghetto, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: austria
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95%
In Vanda's Room (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 171 min.
Story: With the intimate feel of a documentary and the texture of a Vermeer painting, In Vanda’s Room takes an unflinching, fragmentary look at a handful of self-destructive, marginalized people, but is centered around the heroin-addicted Vanda Duarte.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, semi documentary, serious ...
Plot: life is a bitch, addiction, misfit, social misfits, society, down on your luck, drug abuse, heroin addict, city life, urban ghetto life, poverty, urban ghetto ...
Time: 90s
Place: portugal, lisbon portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Faced with the harsh reality of growing up in the ghetto, 13-year old Benjie (Larry B. Scott) turns to heroin to escape. After Benjie hits rock bottom, his mother (Cicely Tyson) and her boyfriend (Paul Winfield) must sacrifice to help him overcome ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: ghetto, hopes, misfit, society, opposites attract, gangsters, juvenile delinquency, orphan, kids in trouble, urban ghetto, investigation, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Autumn Ball (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Estonia
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A young writer called Mati is stalking his ex-wife, while also trying to make unsuccessful passes at other women. Augusti is a barber living a dreary bachelor life who forms a bond with little girl, but his approaches are misconstrued as pedophilia. ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: social decay, working class, hopes, solitude, suffering, society, family relations, suburbs, redemption, lifestyle, life is a bitch, melancholy ...
Time: 80s
Place: estonia, europe, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 7.0
 496
Streeters (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Authentic and committed, moving and stormy drama of street kids from Mexico City. Wonderful adaptation of successful play about street kids who have more trouble with corrupt cops, than with dirty and heavy work.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: social decay, kids in trouble, juvenile delinquency, gang, drug dealing, life is a bitch, youth, society, crimes, police corruption, urban ghetto life, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.2
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Stolen Dreams (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Jessica, Sabrina and Daiane have dreams, just like all young people of any social class or place in the world. They live in a low-income neighborhood in the periphery of Rio de Janeiro and find in prostitution a way to survive and satisfy their ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: student film
Plot: coming of age, urban ghetto life, friends, life is a bitch, society, lifestyle, prostitution, friendship, rivalry, strong female presence, urban ghetto, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Coming of age story about two inner city youths, who are left to fend for themselves over the summer after their mothers are taken away by the authorities.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: life is a bitch, teenage life, lifestyle, homeless, friendship, urban ghetto life, youth, redemption, hopes, forceful separation, coming of age, working class ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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54%
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Anne B. Real (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: ANNE B. REAL is the coming of age story of a young female rapper, who finds her inspiration by reading the Diary of Anne Frank.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, contemplative
Plot: ghetto, hip hop, lifestyle, introspection, teenage life, siblings relations, urban ghetto life, family life, urban ghetto, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Our Song (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Focusing on the bonding between three female (an African American female, a half African American half Latino American female, and a Latino American female) high school members of Brooklyn's "Jackie Robinson Steppers Marching Band" ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, touching, disturbing, contemplative ...
Audience: teens
Plot: asthma, friendship, high school, lifestyle, musician's life, against the odds, music band, life is a bitch, society, youth, hopes, working class ...
Time: 90s, future, 80s
Place: new york, usa, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Mad Ship (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Scandinavian immigrant, driven to madness by ruined dreams and the tragic death of his wife, embarks on a quixotic mission to build a homemade ship and sail out of the prairie dust bowl at the height of the Great Depression.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere
Plot: immigrants, family relations, couple relations, working class, unemployment, society, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, prairie, ship, down on your luck
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 20s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, sincere, serious, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, life is a bitch, human nature, urban ghetto life, addiction, starting over, misfit, hopes, immigrants, husband wife relationship, settler, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, portugal, lisbon portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
If Nothing Else Works Out (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In 2006, a journalist in financial problems, a woman who dresses as a man and a troubled taxi driver become friends, and gradually, an awkward, strong emotional bond emerges among them, especially when they decide to play a confidence game.
Style: sincere, rough, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, injustice, life is a bitch, crimes, danger, drug abuse, social decay, human nature, prostitute, unemployment, drug dealing, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Between Us (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Abruptly abandoned by her husband in a country completely foreign to her, Colombian native Mariana (Paola Mendoza) struggles to take care of herself and her two young children on the unforgiving streets of New York City. Sebastian Villada, Laura ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious
Plot: starting over, human spirit, single parent, hopes, american dream, family problems, immigrants, family relations, working class, society, life is a bitch, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, colombia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.9
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Our America (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The true story of two African-American teen radio reporters and their documentary investigation of a notorious child murder.
Style: rough, emotional, realistic, serious, controversial ...
Plot: journalism, murder, juvenile delinquency, uncover truth, teenage life, social decay, hopes, idealism, racism, human spirit, society, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Famous and the Dead (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In a small town in the countryside in the south of Brazil, a teenager that uses the codename Mr. Tambourine Man spends his time in Internet, at school, smoking pot with his best friend Diego and with his dysfunctional mother. He dreams on leaving ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, surreal, captivating, tense ...
Plot: teenage life, introspection, escape from reality, youth, life is a bitch, hopes, society, love and romance, teenage love, social decay, small town, misfit ...
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Dollmaker (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Jane Fonda gives an Emmy-winning performance as Gertie Nevels, a pioneer woman and the mother of five from the Kentucky hills who is forced to uproot her children to follow her husband Clovis (Levon Helm) to Detroit when he finds work during World ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, social differences, lifestyle, starting over, society, hopes, dealing with death, family in crisis, working class, human spirit, parents and children, down on your luck ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: detroit, kentucky, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
A Hidden Life (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Young girl, born and raised in an isolated farm, is brought to a small town to live with her cousins, her only relatives. Once in town, she encounters great difficulty adapting to city life.
Style: serious, touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic
Plot: social differences, teaching the ways of the world, master and servant, society, youth, estate, power relations, strong female presence, country girl, family relations, coming of age, female director ...
Time: 19th century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
...And the Earth Did Not Swallow Him (1994)
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: emotional, touching, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: immigrants, coming of age, family relations, youth, life is a bitch, misfit, society, hopes, bittersweet, interracial relations, innocence lost, social differences ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: minnesota, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Stone Pillow (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A homeless woman named Florabelle becomes the unwitting guide to the streets for a New York social worker named Carrie who thinks she has lessons to offer the down-and-out clients she serves at the homeless shelter. Soon, however, Carrie realizes ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: friendship, survival, homeless shelter, social worker, homeless, down on your luck, urban, college, urban ghetto life, teaching the ways of the world, city life, bittersweet ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Barren Lives (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 'Vidas secas' tells in vivid images the almost documentary like story of a drover and his family in the northern interior states of Brazil during the drought. A family in the search of a new hope and destiny.
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, gloomy, rough
Plot: family life, parents and children, down on your luck, injustice, farm, family problems, family relations, youth, life is a bitch, brazilian, teacher, hunger ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Red Hook Summer (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: When his mom deposits him at the Red Hook housing project in Brooklyn to spend the summer with the grandfather he’s never met, young Flik may as well have landed on Mars. Fresh from his cushy life in Atlanta, he’s bored and friendless, and his ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: family relations, fish out of water, society, clergy, life is a bitch, youth, religions or cults, family life, disorder, church, urban, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Beehive (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: As in the novel of the same title from Camilo Jose Cela, "La Colmena" is a sad composition with the stories of many people in the Madrid of 1942, just the postwar of the spanish civil war. The main theme of the film is the contrast between ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, gloomy, atmospheric
Plot: brothel, post war, social decay, against the odds, city life, urban, social differences, injustice, power relations, cafe, rich and poor, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: spain, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Zig Zag (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An autistic 15-year-old boy steals money from his boss to provide rent for his abusive father, who uses the money to repay a loan shark.
Style: sincere, rough, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: rebelliousness, teenage life, life is a bitch, society, crime, crimes, terminal illness, parents and children, family in crisis, urban ghetto life, mental illness, loan ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Letter to the King (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 75 min.
Story: In Letter to the King we meet a group of refugees, all with their own agendas, on an excursion to Oslo. A young man about to be deported visits his former employers to collect his off-the-books salary, a martial arts expert is looking for work, a ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: refugee, love, happiness, revenge, society, social misfits, misfit, life is a bitch, hopes, redemption, human nature, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.7
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Life Support (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The true-life story of a mother who overcame an addiction to crack and became a positive role model and an AIDS activist in the black community.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: aids, drug abuse, going straight, lifestyle, friendship, addiction, hopes, society, rehabilitation, life is a bitch, infected, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Rose Seller (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Colombia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: 13-year-old Monica leads a street life, making her living by selling flowers to couples in local nightspots, she is joined by 10-year-old Andrea who runs out of her house after her mother beats her.
Style: disturbing, rough, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: gang, street kid, city life, addiction, down on your luck, drug abuse, urban, rich and poor, survival, alcohol abuse, urban ghetto life, urban ghetto ...
Time: 90s
Place: colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.9
 50
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: thought provoking, touching, sincere, realistic, biting ...
Plot: introspection, social decay, human nature, moral dilemma, working the system, realism, discrimination, immigrants, society, life is a bitch, boot camp, interracial relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.7
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Midnight (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Brazil
Duration: 75 min.
Story: On December 31st 1999, destiny brings a fugitive prisoner and a depressed middle class teacher together, as the new millennium approaches bringing hope to everyone.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: prison, lovers on the run, beach, urban ghetto, distopia, couple relations, idealism, human nature, innocence lost, destiny, urban ghetto life, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Nairobi Half Life (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Kenya, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mwas, a young aspiring actor from upcountry Kenya dreams of becoming an accomplished actor one day, and in pursuit of this, he makes his way to Nairobi, the city of opportunity. He quickly understands why Nairobi is nicknamed Nairrobery as he is ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, tense, rough ...
Plot: follow your dream, ambition, fish out of water, friendship, desire for fame, aspiring actor, society, hopes, life is a bitch, unlikely criminals, social decay, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kenya, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.9
 648
On the Outs (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Follows the choices made by three young women - one a drug dealer, one an addict, one a pregnant teen - in Jersey City.
Style: rough, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: asthma, single mother, drug dealer, teenage pregnancy, life is a bitch, lifestyle, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, kids in trouble, social misfits, youth, gang ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%