Movies like The Hawaiians

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The Hawaiians (1970)
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The Hawaiians (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A wanderer returns home only to find political turmoil, disease and romantic difficulties.
Style: epic, sincere, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: romance, adventurer, society, lifestyle, immigrants, escapades, culture clash, rape, burglar, rat, boat, ambition, fortune teller, quarantine, will, father son relationship, passionate kiss, revolutionary, getting home, garden, drunkenness, waterfall, newborn, plantation, prayer ...
Time: 19th century
Place: hawaii, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, sincere and captivating films with plots about society, immigrants, hopes, family relations, lifestyle, culture clash and couples mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Hawaiians: Hawaii (1966), Mother of George (2013), Vendetta (1999), Ocean of Pearls (2008), Just Like a Woman (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Hawaii (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 189 min.
Story: Abner Hale, a rigid and humorless New England missionary, marries the beautiful Jerusha Bromley and takes her to the exotic island kingdom of Hawaii, intent on converting the natives. But the clash between the two cultures is too great and instead ...
Style: serious, captivating, sincere, realistic, epic ...
Plot: infidelity, state affairs, adventure, culture clash, fish out of water, interracial relations, redemption, religions or cults, family relations, romance, mother son relationship, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 1820s, 1830s
Place: hawaii, usa, boston, new hampshire, yale university ...
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Mother of George (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Nigeria, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A story about a woman willing to do anything and risk everything for her marriage.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: couple relations, immigrants, society, couples, lifestyle, married couple, trying to get pregnant, family relations, female protagonist, cultural difference, relationships, changing lives ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Vendetta (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Based on a true tale of power, corruption and murder, Christopher Walken stars in the story of the largest lynching in American history...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: immigrants, courtroom drama, rivalry, law enforcement, politics, legal, life is a bitch, rebellion, state affairs, crime, society, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: new orleans, usa
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Ocean of Pearls (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: As a Sikh man with a full beard and turban, AMRIT SINGH is often the target of racial profiling. But when he sees his dreams of becoming Chief of Surgery at a state-of-the-art transplant center dwindle because of his appearance, Amrit goes against a ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, psychological, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: sikh, culture clash, doctors and patients, workplace, discrimination, surgeon, hopes, society, ambition, immigrants, family relations, hospital ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, detroit, michigan, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Just Like a Woman (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two women get on the highway heading to Santa Fe. Marilyn dreams of winning a contest held by a famous belly dancing company, while her friend, Mona, has a secret: she's a fugitive from justice - accused of her mother-in-law's death.
Style: serious, sincere, captivating, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, starting over, lifestyle, self discovery, belly dancing, secret, hopes, on the road, society, unfulfillment, dancing, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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35%
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Amexicano (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A look at the bond between an illegal immigrant and a blue-collar Italian-American from Queens.
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, humorous
Plot: friendship, social differences, deportation, society, immigrants, working class, human nature, unemployment, culture clash, interracial friendship, unlikely hero, unrequited love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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35%
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Copperhead (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A family is torn apart during the American Civil War.
Style: realistic, tense, touching, serious, captivating
Plot: american civil war, anti war, americana, family life, life is a bitch, farm, society, danger, wartime life, family relations
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, new york
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33%
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The Citizen (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Yearning to leave behind his life of misfortune in the Middle East, Ibrahim Jarrah wins the U.S. Green Card Lottery for a chance to become an American citizen. Ibrahim lands in New York City the day before 9/11…and the events of the September ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, uplifting
Plot: starting over, american dream, lottery, society, immigrants, hopes, 9/11, rivalry, urban, city
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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33%
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ABCD (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The only goal of an ageing Indian-American widow is to see her son and rebellious daughter (described as an American Born Confused Desi or ABCD) married off to respectable Indian families.
Style: clever, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: siblings relations, culture clash, parents and children, interracial relations, introspection, family problems, family relations, society, immigrants, romance, bittersweet, arranged marriage ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Wait Until Spring, Bandini (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Italy, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Rocklin Colorado, 1925. A hard cold winter. Young Arturo Bandini loves his father Svevo, his mother Maria and his brothers. Even though his bricklayer father wastes the little money he has in the Imperial Poolhall and his time with the rich American ...
Style: rough, gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: coming of age, immigrants, family relations, youth, life is a bitch, society, sport, ambition, romance, family life, down on your luck, family in crisis ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: colorado, usa
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32%
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Cheaters (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In the fall of 1994, a teacher at Chicago's run-down Steinmetz High conspires with the school's academic decathlon team to cheat on an academic competition.
Style: clever, sincere, realistic, serious, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, lifestyle, ambition, social differences, teenage life, youth, rivalry, dedicated educator, society, contests and competitions, teachers and students, cheating ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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31%
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Quo Vadis (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Ancient Rome, during the time of Emperor Nero. Vinicius, a young patrician, falls in love with the beautiful Lygia, the daughter of a Barbarian commander who was killed in battle, and wants her for his concubine. For Lygia, a Christian, being a ...
Style: serious, captivating, sincere, epic
Plot: fall in love, tragic love, heroic mission, ambition, rise to the top, rivalry, adventure, society, roman empire, royal family, state affairs, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1st century
Place: europe, rome italy
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31%
The Art of Travel (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: High school grad. Conner Layne is about to marry his first love, but when wedding plans fail, he goes solo on his honeymoon to Central America, finding adventure with a ragtag group of foreigners who attempt to cross the Darien Gap in record time.
Style: captivating, realistic, psychological, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: jungle, adventurer, self discovery, escapades, friends, prank, youth, travel, adventure, canceled wedding, honeymoon, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america
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30%
Great Expectations (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 168 min.
Story: A young boy called Pip stumbles upon a hunted criminal who threatens him and demands food. A few years later, Pip finds that he has a benefactor. Imagining that Miss Havisham, a rich lady whose adopted daughter Estella he loves, is the benefactor, ...
Style: emotional, serious, sincere, captivating, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: couple relations, social differences, society, rise to the top, romance, power relations, generosity, hopes, rags to riches, orphan, haunted by the past, fall in love ...
Time: victorian era, victorian, 19th century
Place: england, london
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30%
California Solo (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lachlan MacAldonich is a self-described “lazy Scotsman” and former guitar player for a once-popular 1990s rock band. No longer famous, he now lives a comfortably numb existence working on an organic farm outside Los Angeles. He drinks himself ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: haunted by the past, deportation, musician's life, introspection, life is a bitch, music, society, estrangement, down on your luck, immigrants, farm
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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30%
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3 Backyards (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An executive, a housewife and a youngster spend a day in their Long Island suburban town during the course of one curious autumn day afternoon.
Style: realistic, psychological, atmospheric, serious, tense ...
Plot: society, estrangement, dull life, couples, human nature, suburbs, couple relations, lifestyle, unfulfillment, one day, multiple storylines, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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A Cooler Climate (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Iris is broke after her divorce and takes a job working as a housekeeper for a wealthy woman named Paula. When Paula and her husband separate, an unlikely friendship blossoms between the women.
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative, talky, sentimental ...
Plot: housekeeper, human nature, friendship, culture clash, crumbling marriage, lifestyle, unfulfillment, follow your dream, hopes, society, master and servant, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Out of My Hand (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Liberia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: ‘What do you want?’ asks the trade union leader, to which the men respond as if with one voice: change! Life is hard work on Liberia’s rubber plantations and wages are meagre. Nothing has changed for generations, but now the workers are ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: workplace, hopes, society, immigrants, realism, workplace situations, starting over, poverty, haunted by the past, new life, plantation, strike ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Firelight (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Incarcerated women join a band of volunteers who battle forest fires and assist during natural disasters.
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: redemption, youth, juvenile delinquency, reach out, power relations, human spirit, society, hopes, friendship, fire brigade, rivalry, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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29%
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Purpose (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A software developer becomes a billionaire and is distracted by fame, greed and power, then must save his invention and company from a hostile takeover.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: relationship vs career, rivalry, rise to the top, redemption, materialism, infidelity, lifestyle, ambition, business, betrayal, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, company ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
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28%
America So Beautiful (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: This film follows the odyssey of a group of Iranian immigrants in Los Angeles, trying to find their place in America amidst the unfolding of the 1979 Iran hostage crisis.
Style: sincere, touching, uplifting, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: disco, racism, lifestyle, follow your dream, culture clash, injustice, interracial relations, nightlife, misfit, society, nightclub, immigrants ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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28%
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Ricochet River (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: hree teenagers looking for adventure find more than they expected in this coming-of-age drama. High school seniors Wade (Jason James Richter) and Lorna (Kate Hudson) have spent all their lives in the small logging town of Calamus Grove, a ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, talky
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming of age, culture clash, self discovery, interracial relations, teenage life, love and romance, society, best friends, social misfits, on the road, small town, youth ...
Time: 90s, 1960s, 60s
Place: oregon, usa
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27%
The Mayor of Casterbridge (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 196 min.
Story: Adaptation of Thomas Hardy's novel. At a country fair, young hay-trusser Michael Henchard quarrels with his wife Susan, and in a drunken fit decides to auction off his wife and baby to a sailor for five guineas. The next day, realising his ...
Style: emotional, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: haunted by the past, redemption, tragic hero, buried truth, society, social relations, rise and fall, family problems, betrayal, hidden truth, dishonesty, victorian england
Time: 19th century, 1800s, victorian era
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Paraiso Travel (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Colombia, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: PARAISO TRAVEL is the story of Marlon Cruz, a young Colombian man who, motivated by his girlfriend Reina leaves his comfortable life in Medellin and flees with her through Guatemala and Mexico, across the borders, illegally into the United States. ...
Style: sincere, touching, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: self discovery, couples, strong sexual content, hopes, young lovers, starting over, love and romance, obsessive quest, couple relations, youth, follow your dream, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, colombia, latin america, brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Foreign Student (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, USA, France, Italy, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A French football playing exchange student falls in love.
Style: serious, realistic, sexy, contemplative, sexual ...
Plot: college, interracial relations, white male black female relationship, couples, culture clash, fall in love, self discovery, social differences, love and romance, youth, romance, opposites attract ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1955
Place: virginia, france, paris france, usa, europe ...
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26%
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Nancy, Please (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: NANCY, PLEASE tells the story of Paul Brawley, a gifted PhD candidate at Yale University. Paul has just moved into an apartment with his pragmatic girlfriend, Jen, and is struggling to complete his dissertation before embarking on a career in ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, tense ...
Plot: university, roommate, obsession, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, thesis, book, college, moving, career, society, social misfits, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut
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25%
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Diamond Head (1962)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Rich Hawaiian pineapple grower and US Senatorial candidate Richard Howland tries to control everything and everyone around him, including his headstrong sister, Slone.
Style: serious, realistic, twists and turns, surprise ending
Plot: interracial relations, redemption, family relations, introspection, social differences, racism, siblings relations, family in crisis, unfulfillment, ego clash, romance, couples ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: hawaii, honolulu hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Max Havelaar (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Indonesia, Netherlands
Duration: 170 min.
Story: An idealistic Dutch colonial officer posted to Indonesia in the 19th century is convinced that he can make the kinds of changes that will actually help the local people he is in charge of, but circumstances soon make him realize just how out of ...
Style: rough, bleak, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: idealism, hopes, society, danger, heroes, state affairs, escapades, repression, father son relationship, colonialism, scolding, loincloth ...
Time: 19th century
Place: indonesia, asia, europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Magic of Ordinary Days (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Pregnant out of wedlock, an educated young woman is pressured by her father into an arranged marriage with a lonely farmer in this drama set during WWII.
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, serious, emotional ...
Plot: marriage of convenience, love and romance, romance, hopes, world war two, soldier, society, destiny, family relations, love affair, arranged marriage, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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My Australia (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, Poland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: City of Lodz in Poland, after the Second World War. Two brothers, Tadek and Andrzej, grow up without a father, and their mother, so busy at work, does not notice when the boys join a rowdy and anti-Semitic organization.Only when during a fight one ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching
Plot: immigrants, self discovery, culture clash, family relations, society, single parent, immigration, holocaust survivor, neo nazism, siblings relations, misfit, uncircumcised penis
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: israel, middle east, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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