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The Kitchen Toto (1987)
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The Kitchen Toto (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The son of a priest slain by the Mau Mau moves in with a police officer and his wife in 1950 Kenya.
Style: sincere, thought provoking, serious, suspense, realistic, disturbing, biting
Plot: youth, politics, racism, graphic violence, family relations, family life, life is a bitch, interracial relations, rebellion, discrimination, social differences, society, nudity (full frontal - brief), family problems, moral dilemma, coming of age, culture clash, political unrest, state affairs, master and servant, domestic disturbance, power relations, murder, colonialism, dead child ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: africa, kenya

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Most similar movies to The Kitchen Toto

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, thought provoking and sincere films with plots about society, life is a bitch, interracial relations, racism, family relations, injustice and youth mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Kitchen Toto: Chocolate (1988), Bopha! (1993), The Bridges of Sarajevo (2014), Mandela and de Klerk (1997), White Water (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Chocolate (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, West Germany, Cameroon
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young French woman returns to the vast silence of West Africa to contemplate her childhood days in a colonial outpost in Cameroon. Her strongest memories are of the family's houseboy, Protee - a man of great nobility, intelligence and beauty ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, thought provoking, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: interracial relations, racism, colonialism, coming of age, culture clash, youth, master and servant, society, parents and children, social differences, jazz, discrimination ...
Time: 50s, 80s, 20th century
Place: africa, france, paris france
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Bopha! (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In this story of a black policeman during South African apartheid, Danny Glover plays the cop, who believes he's trying to help his people, even while serving as a pawn of the racist government. When his son gets involved in the anti-apartheid ...
Style: uplifting, thought provoking, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: racism, moral dilemma, rebelliousness, parents and children, human spirit, idealism, discrimination, political unrest, family life, family problems, injustice, family relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa, south africa
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69%
The Bridges of Sarajevo (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Switzerland, Italy, Portugal, Bulgaria, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Thirteen European directors explore the theme of Sarajevo; what this city has represented in European history over the past hundred years, and what Sarajevo stands for today in Europe. These eminent filmmakers of different generations and origins ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, thought provoking, serious, bleak ...
Plot: life is a bitch, wartime life, haunted by the past, politics, anti war, society, political unrest, state affairs, world war one, archive footage, female director
Time: 20th century
Place: bosnia
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57%
Mandela and de Klerk (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Sidney Poitier and Michael Caine both received Emmy nominations for their performances in this made-for-TV movie. The plot follows Nelson Mandela's 27-year struggle to end apartheid.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, uplifting, tense, realistic ...
Plot: prison, racism, apartheid, discrimination, injustice, congress, righting the wronged, political unrest, false accusation, heroes, hopes, against humanity ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 60s
Place: south africa, africa
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55%
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White Water (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: White Water is the story of a 7 year-old black kid in segregated 1963 Opelika, Alabama who becomes obsessed with the desire to taste the water from the "white's only" drinking fountain and sets out on a quest to do the unthinkable: ...
Style: touching, suspenseful, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: missing child, young heroes, obsession, racism, interracial relations, parents and children, youth, discrimination, family relations, life is a bitch, family problems, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa, alabama
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54%
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Birdwatchers (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Brazil
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil, the present. When a young Guarani-Kaiowá woman commits suicide, Nádio leads his community to form a protest camp on the borders of a local farm that sits on their ancestral burial ground.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: culture clash, rebellion, interracial relations, indians, teenage life, fighting the system, dishonesty, hopes, life is a bitch, racism, jungle, social differences ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america
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51%
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Kamchatka (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain, Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The movie show us how life was in Argentina for dissident people, in the seventies, under the military government.
Style: serious, sentimental, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: family life, family in danger, life is a bitch, political unrest, parents and children, isolation, confined, youth, society, totalitarianism, parent child relationship, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: latin america, argentina, buenos aires argentina
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50%
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The Intruder (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A man in a gleaming white suit comes to a small Southern town on the eve of integration. He calls himself a social reformer. But what he does is stir up trouble--trouble he soon finds he can't control.
Style: biting, talky, tense, thought provoking, suspense ...
Plot: racism, manipulation, false accusation, small town, social relations, bishop, injustice, graphic violence, violence spree, political unrest, social decay, social differences ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa
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47%
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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: thought provoking, sincere, captivating, emotional, tense ...
Plot: racism, fighting the system, interracial relations, rebellion, life is a bitch, discrimination, parents and children, americana, teenage life, injustice, hopes, politics ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
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38%
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The New Man (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Sweden 1951. A new society is developing, a society where there is no room for the socially and mentally weak...
Style: thought provoking, emotional, realistic, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: society, pregnancy, youth, mental illness, teenage life, life is a bitch, confined, misfit, injustice, power relations, win over, mental institution ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Adanggaman (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Switzerland, Côte d'Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In West Africa during the late 17th century, King Adanggaman leads a war against his neighboring tribes, ordering his soldiers to torch enemy villages, kill the elderly and capture the healthy tribesmen to sell to the European slave traders. When ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: slave trade, social differences, heroes, society, state affairs, injustice, politics, heroic mission, village, mother son relationship, interracial relations, village life ...
Time: 17th century
Place: africa, europe, france, west africa
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38%
The Fringe Dwellers (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of an Aboriginal family's attempts to forge a new life for themselves within the segregated society. At the urging of headstrong teenager Trilby, the Comeaways relocate from their family camp, to a house in the main town.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: society, love and romance, life is a bitch, youth, coming of age, misfit, family relations, couples, social differences, interracial relations, parents and children, pregnancy ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia
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38%
Blood Done Sign My Name (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A drama based on the true story in which a black Vietnam-era veteran is allegedly murdered by a local white businessman who is later exonerated. The plot focuses on the role of a local high school teacher and the civil unrest that followed the ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: murder, racism, social differences, society, life is a bitch, crimes, discrimination, social decay, introspection, injustice, small town life, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Silences of the Palace (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Tunisia, France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The death of a prince brings a young woman back to the palace where she was born into servitude. The lingering legacy of the harem is brought into light from behind frosted windows and velvet curtains.
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, bleak, contemplative
Plot: master and servant, discrimination, captivity, unwanted pregnancy, haunted by the past, destiny, friendship, parents and children, family relations, bondage, family problems, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: tunisia
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36%
Pinochet's Last Stand (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 77 min.
Story: In 1998 former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet visits Britain for medical treatment. On being tipped off, Amnesty International seize the chance to bring to justice a man they insist is guilty of multiple human rights violations. The newly-elected ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, thought provoking, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: politics, rebellion, society, legal, life is a bitch, dishonesty, state affairs, against humanity, downfall, human rights, dictator, politician ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1998
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Let the Wind Blow (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A collegian in turbulent Mumbai attempts to improve his lifestyle.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: destiny, follow your dream, rich and poor, working class, state affairs, hopes, youth, society, family relations, parents and children, political unrest, social differences ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: india, asia, bombay india
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36%
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The Nanny (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Rome, early 20th century: a wealthy psychiatrist, who runs an asylum for women and lacks imagination in his practice, must find a wet nurse for his infant when his wife panics after childbirth. He brings a peasant, Annette, to Rome, forcing her to ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, touching, sincere ...
Plot: nanny, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, power relations, youth, love and romance, society, master and servant, single parent, crumbling marriage, adoption, couples ...
Time: 20th century
Place: europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Negro (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A black teenager vandalizes a racist lawn ornament.
Style: tense, serious, sincere, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, uncover truth, interracial relations, police investigation, vandalism, murder, law enforcement, life is a bitch, society, crimes, violence, countryside ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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A World Apart (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Zimbabwe
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A White enclave in Johannesburg, South Africa, in the 1960s. Molly Roth, 13 years old, is the daughter of leftist parents, and she must piece together what's happening around her when her father disappears one night, barely evading arrest, and, ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, uplifting, tense ...
Plot: injustice, family relations, interracial relations, political unrest, mother daughter relationship, apartheid, chase, youth, rebellion, society, fighting the system, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s, year 1963
Place: south africa, africa, johannesburg south africa
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34%
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Drop Squad (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Controversial film about an underground organization that kidnaps and 'deprograms' African Americans who sell out or deny their cultural heritage. Spike Lee is the Executive Producer.
Style: biting, suspense, realistic, serious, psychological
Plot: satire, social activism, advertising, campaign, religions or cults, rebellion, politics, society, fighting the system, state affairs, life is a bitch, corporate crime ...
Time: 90s
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34%
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Panther (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Panther is a semi-historic film about the origins of The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. The movie spans about 3 years (1966-68) of the Black Panther's history in Oakland. Panther also uses historical footage (B/W) to emphasize some ...
Style: disturbing, tense, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: militant, racism, interracial relations, black panthers, revolution, politics, self defense, injustice, state affairs, crimes, rebellion, fighting the system ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, california, ireland
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34%
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Goodbye (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Without her husband and without her lawyer’s licence, which has been withdrawn, Noora is left pregnant and alone in her apartment. Her attempt to leave Iran turns into a fight with male chauvinism. A personal, nerve-wracking and infuriating film ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: rebelliousness, life is a bitch, immigrants, injustice, rebellion, society, political unrest, woman in danger, strong female presence, misfit, lawyer, danger
Place: iran, middle east
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33%
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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: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: youth, interracial relations, society, life is a bitch, immigrants, misfit, urban ghetto life, urban ghetto, coming of age, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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White Irish Drinkers (2010)
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: emotional, sincere, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, crimes, life is a bitch, family problems, family life, siblings relations, parents and children, hopes, society, working class, domestic disturbance, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york
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32%
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Paris Trout (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Paris Trout is a vile Southern bigot. He owns a store and is a loanshark. He often sues people, and so his lawyer, Harry Seagraves, eventually meets Paris' wife Hannah. A former schoolteacher, she made the mistake of her life when she married ...
Style: disturbing, emotional, psychological, suspense, biting ...
Plot: family relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), small town, racism, marital rape, murder, graphic violence, injustice, courtroom drama, small town life, society, legal ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
...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: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, sincere
Plot: family relations, immigrants, coming of age, bittersweet, life is a bitch, misfit, youth, society, hopes, working class, down on your luck, parents and children ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: minnesota, texas
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31%
Women Without Men (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Ukraine, Morocco, Iran
Duration: 89 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: realistic, serious, stylized, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: prostitute, social differences, life is a bitch, society, state affairs, rich and poor, coping, coup d'etat, women, adult virgin, siblings relations, political unrest ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
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31%
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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: realistic, sincere, touching, thought provoking, suspense ...
Plot: introspection, social decay, moral dilemma, human nature, life is a bitch, realism, interracial relations, immigrants, discrimination, society, hopes, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east
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31%
A Bottle in the Gaza Sea (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Israel, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tai is 17 years old. Naim is 20. She's Israeli. He's Palestinian. She lives in Jerusalem. He lives in Gaza. They were born in a land of scorched earth, where fathers bury their children. They must endure an explosive situation that is not ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: interracial relations, friendship, family life, rebelliousness, terrorism, politics, society, friends, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood, political unrest, israeli palestinian conflict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, israel, palestinian authority
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31%
Stories of Our Lives (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Kenya, South Africa
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Created by the members of a Nairobi-based arts collective — who have removed their names from the film for fear of reprisal — this anthology film that dramatizes true-life stories from Kenya’s oppressed LGBTQ community is both a labour of love ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, stylized, contemplative
Plot: life is a bitch, social misfits, society, gays and lesbians, discrimination, gender, misfit, lgbt, vignette
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kenya, africa
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30%