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American Pastime (2007)
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American Pastime (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: American Pastime tells a poignant story set against the Japanese-American internment camps during World War II. Rounded up and uprooted from their everyday lives, they remained loyal to the United States and ironically turned to that most American of sports - baseball - as a way to deal with their plight.
Style: sincere, touching, captivating, emotional, uplifting, serious, realistic, based on true events
Plot: interracial relations, human spirit, racism, anti war, hopes, society, immigrants, wartime life, rivalry, small town, husband wife relationship, world war two, jazz, sport team, americana, social relations, bittersweet, love, christmas, dancing, santa claus, student, food, truck, baseball ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: los angeles, pearl harbor, utah

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and sincere films with plots about society, hopes, human spirit, world war two, family relations, racism and friendship mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres. Some movies like American Pastime: Come See the Paradise (1990), Australian Rules (2002), The Power of One (1992), Sonny Boy (2011), Gaby: A True Story (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Come See the Paradise (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Come See The Paradise is a deeply touching love story set against the backdrop of a dramatic and controversial period in American history, It follows the romance and eventual marriage of Jack McGurn (Dennis Quad), a hot blooded Irish American, and a ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, contemplative, thought provoking ...
Plot: forbidden love, world war two, family relations, injustice, interracial relations, racism, culture clash, war, romance, love, interracial romance, opposites attract ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: north dakota, los angeles, seattle, usa, japan ...
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Australian Rules (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Friends Gary Black (Nathan Phillips) and Dumby Red (Luke Carroll) are on the same soccer team in their coastal Australian town. But to local racists, they're a world apart: Gary is white and Dumby is an Aborigine. This becomes an issue when one ...
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, interracial relations, racism, family relations, small town, teenage life, society, romance, youth, love and romance, love affair, discrimination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
The Power of One (1992)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Australia, France, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: PK, an English orphan terrorized for his family's political beliefs in Africa, turns to his only friend, a kindly world-wise prisoner, Geel Piet. Geel teaches him how to box with the motto “fight with your fists and lead with your heart”. ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: boxing, discrimination, friendship, society, injustice, rivalry, hopes, life is a bitch, youth, orphan, bullying, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Sonny Boy (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Waldemar Nods, a young man from Suriname, meets the older Dutch woman Rika van der Lans and they fall in love. In pre-WWII Netherlands they could not be more different. The one black, the other white, 17 years between them and on top of that Rika ...
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, captivating, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: interracial relations, unlikely couple, forbidden love, couples, society, racism, romance, family relations, love affair, parents and children, forceful separation, bittersweet ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 1920s, 20th century, 20s ...
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Gaby: A True Story (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The life of Gaby Brimmer, a girl physically handicapped, who finally gets her goals of study and triumph.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: hopes, human spirit, college, forbidden love, disability, artists and showbiz, misfit, unfulfillment, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, love, teenage girl ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s
Place: mexico, latin america, austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Final Season (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: True story of Kent Stock, who in the early 90's, gives up a job and ditches his wedding plans to take over as head coach as the Norway High School baseball team. Kent must win over his players and convince them and himself that he can fill ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: baseball, sport team, coach, small town, ambition, against the odds, baseball movie, sport, hopes, youth, rivalry, athlete's life ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s, 90s
Place: usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Joe and Max (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport, War
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: True story of boxers Joe Louis and Max Schmeling and their enduring friendship.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: racism, friendship, interracial relations, boxer, sport, contests and competitions, against the odds, human spirit, discrimination, ambition, war, follow your dream ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 1940s, 40s
Place: harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, berlin germany, harlem, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Where Hands Touch (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Germany, 1944. Leyna, the 15-year old daughter of a white German mother and a black African father, meets Lutz, a compassionate member of the Hitler Youth whose father is a prominent Nazi solider, and they form an unlikely connection in this quickly ...
Style: disturbing, emotional, captivating, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: nazi germany, interracial romance, racism, nazi concentration camp, overcoming, hitler youth, concentration camp, young love, genocide, racial injustice, oppression, world war two ...
Time: 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Hurricane Season (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on true events amid the wreckage and chaos dealt by Hurricane Katrina; one basketball coach in Marrero, Louisiana just will not give up. Coach Al Collins(Forest Whitaker), gathers other players from hard-hit schools and builds a team actually ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, rivalry, starting over, contests and competitions, sport team, athlete and trainer, human spirit, ambition, rise to the top, hopes, against the odds, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Their Eyes Were Watching God (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A drama set in the 1920s, where free-spirited Janie Crawford's search for happiness leads her through several different marriages, challenging the morals of her small town. Based on the novel by Zora Neale Hurston.
Style: touching, uplifting, serious, sincere, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, gambling, interracial relations, small town, love, marriage, jealousy, injustice, family problems, human spirit, love affair, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 20s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Amazing Grace and Chuck (1987)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Chuck Murdock, a 12-year-old boy from Montana and son of a military jet pilot, becomes anxious after seeing a Minuteman missile on a school field trip. He protests the existence of nuclear weapons by refusing to play baseball, which results in the ...
Style: sentimental, uplifting, serious, touching, realistic ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: little league, friendship, sport team, athlete's life, politics, anti war, hopes, ambition, family relations, fighting the system, nuclear, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, boston, new jersey, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Haven (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: This is the true story of a woman named Ruth Gruber who travels to Europe to help escort 1000 Jewish War victims to the United States. She comes to love and feel sorry for them all, and fights for their rights to live in America.
Style: emotional, sincere, disturbing, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, deportation, rescue, anti semitism, immigrants, human spirit, idealism, heroic mission, fighting the system, life is a bitch, politics ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s
Place: europe, switzerland, naples italy, new york, mediterranean sea ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Pride (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In this uplifting film based on a true story, coach Jim Ellis (Terrence Howard) shocks the community and changes lives when, aided by a local janitor (Bernie Mac), he sets out to form Philadelphia's first black swim team. But the odds are ...
Style: uplifting, emotional, serious, inspirational, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: swimming, racism, sport, against the odds, ambition, life is a bitch, athlete's life, rivalry, human spirit, youth, ghetto, interracial relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: philadelphia, usa, new orleans, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Housewife, 49 (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Downtrodden wife and mother Nella's life takes an unexpected turn for the better after she joins the Women's Voluntary Service office in Barrow-in-Furness during the Second World War. However, her new-found happiness is shattered when her ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, captivating, serious ...
Plot: world war two, wartime life, life is a bitch, love and romance, war, society, parent grown child relationship, female protagonist, heroes, telegram, housewife, diary ...
Time: year 1939, year 1941, 1940s
Place: england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Feast of All Saints (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Set in nineteenth-century New Orleans, the story depicts the gens de couleur libre, or the Free People of Colour, a dazzling yet damned class caught between the world of white privilege and black oppression.
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: interracial relations, racism, human spirit, social differences, parents and children, discrimination, injustice, family relations, hopes, life is a bitch, society, sexual content ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, victorian era
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, haiti
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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42 (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The powerful story of Jackie Robinson, the legendary baseball player who broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier when he joined the roster of the Brooklyn Dodgers. The film follows the innovative Dodgers’ general manager Branch Rickey, the ...
Style: sentimental, serious, emotional, factual, touching ...
Plot: racism, baseball, rivalry, against the odds, racial segregation, athlete and trainer, athlete's life, americana, human spirit, rise to the top, hopes, african american ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945, year 1947 ...
Place: new york, usa, chicago illinois, missouri, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Mother of Mine (2005)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 111 min.
Story: 1943: Nine-year-old Eero whose father is killed during the war is brought to Sweden to foster parents to his protection like thousands of other Finnish children. Eero feels lost, particularly as his foster mother Signe behaves very unfriendly. She ...
Style: bleak, touching, emotional, melancholic, sincere ...
Plot: life is a bitch, family relations, human nature, wartime life, human spirit, parents and children, society, hopes, refugees, family problems, refugee, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: finland, sweden, tokyo, germany, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Rosenstrasse (2003)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 136 min.
Story: When Ruth's husband dies in New York, in 2000, she imposes strict Jewish mourning, which puzzles her children. A stranger comes to the house - Ruth's cousin - with a picture of Ruth, age 8, in Berlin, with a woman the cousin says helped ...
Style: uplifting, serious, touching, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: holocaust, nazi germany, anti semitism, life is a bitch, wartime life, human spirit, couple relations, hopes, society, strong female character, world war two, courage ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: germany, berlin germany, usa, europe, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Third Half (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Sport, War
Country: Czech Republic, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Spitz is the German-Jewish coach of the football team Macedonia during World War II. Under his leadership, the team fights to become the champion of Bulgaria's National Football League
Style: uplifting, sentimental, captivating, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: soccer, holocaust, family disapproval, love affair, ambition, human spirit, forbidden love, society, lifestyle, fall in love, sport team, contests and competitions ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: macedonia, europe, former yugoslavia, bulgaria
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Zelary (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A nurse and her surgeon-lover are part of a resistance movement in 1940s Czechoslovakia. When they are discovered, her lover flees and she must find a place to hide. A patient whose life she saved, a man from a remote mountain village where time ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, sincere, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: redemption, small town, romance, life is a bitch, couple relations, hopes, society, resistance, post war, world war two, fugitives, marriage ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: prague, czechoslovakia, prague czechoslovakia, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Gracie (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: This is the story of a teenager named Gracie Bowen, who lives in South Orange, New Jersey, is crazy about soccer, as are her three brothers and former soccer star father. Although Gracie wants to join her brothers and father in the nightly ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, emotional, touching, sincere ...
Plot: soccer, human spirit, family problems, rivalry, follow your dream, death in the family, female athlete, feminism, sport, family in crisis, athlete's life, ambition ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Brylcreem Boys (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In 1941, as part of an effort to remain strictly neutral, the Dublin government made a deal with both Berlin and London whereby any soldier, sailor or pilot captured on Irish soil, whether of German or Allied forces, would be interned for the ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: love triangle, anti war, rivalry, fall in love, love and romance, world war two, human spirit, nazi, war, rescue, military life, village ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: ireland, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.9
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The Painting (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Heath Freeman (Tru Calling, ER) heads an all-star cast including Clifton Davis (Any Given Sunday) Ben Vereen (Roots), Stacey Dash (Renaissance Man) and Debbie Allen (Fame) in the period drama Soldier of Change, which resurrects the turmoil and ...
Style: realistic, serious, romantic, touching
Plot: political unrest, rebelliousness, love affair, interracial relations, human spirit, military, romance, society, love and romance, self discovery, racism, fall in love ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Swing Shift (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1941 America Kay and her husband are happy enough until he enlists after Pearl Harbor. Against his wishes, his wife takes a job at the local aircraft plant where she meets Hazel, the singer from across the way the two soon become firm friends and ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: world war two, love triangle, romance, friendship, love and romance, couples, love affair, couple relations, factory, husband wife relationship, wartime, adultery ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1941, 1950s ...
Place: germany, poland, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Children of Glory (2006)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Sport, War
Country: Hungary
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Children of Glory will commemorate Hungary's heroic Revolution of 1956, and takes place in Budapest and at the Melbourne Olympic Games in October and November of that year. While Soviet tanks were destroying Hungary, the Hungarian water polo ...
Style: captivating, rough, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: politics, sport team, revolution, resistance, wartime life, human spirit, rebellion, athlete's life, society, hopes, rivalry, political unrest ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1956
Place: hungary, europe, australia, ussr, melbourne australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Soul of the Game (1996)
Genre: Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Satchel Paige and Josh Gibson are the greatest players in the Colored leagues, and everyone expects that one of them will make the leap to the Major Leagues, now that there is talk of integration. But, unexpectedly, it's the rookie with the ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, sincere, uplifting ...
Plot: friendship, racism, interracial relations, baseball, lifestyle, underdog, society, life is a bitch, hopes, athlete's life, prodigy, ambition ...
Place: usa, new york, birmingham alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Missing Brendan (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: George takes a trip to Vietnam to find his missing son. George's son Bob and Bob's son Patrick accompany George on the trip. George's son, Brendan, has been Missing in Action since the Vietnam War. Julie, an archeologist, joined the ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: missing person, family relations, vietnam war, parents and children, haunted by the past, human nature, family life, village, expedition, culture clash, search, missing son ...
Place: vietnam, chicago illinois, asia, usa, honolulu hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Great White Hope (1970)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A black champion boxer and his white female companion struggle to survive while the white boxing establishment looks for ways to knock him down.
Style: realistic, biting, sincere, suspense, serious ...
Plot: racism, boxing, interracial relations, rise and fall, fighting the system, opposites attract, state affairs, rivalry, life is a bitch, hopes, sport, ambition ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: budapest hungary, paris france, germany, budapest, canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
A Year of the Quiet Sun (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Poland, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Shortly after WWII an American soldier (Norman) and a Polish refugee (Emilia) fall in deep love. Eventually he will return to USA and both expect that she will soon follow him. Emilia's mother is sick but would recover by available medicine. ...
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, american, love, tragic love, love affair, redemption, human spirit, religions or cults, village, unfulfillment, military ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, post world war two, year 1964 ...
Place: poland, europe, berlin germany, arizona, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Miss Evers' Boys (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The true story of the US Government's 1932 Tuskeegee Syphilis Experiments, in which a group of black test subjects were allowed to die, despite a cure having been developed.
Style: disturbing, emotional, sincere, thought provoking, uplifting ...
Plot: interracial relations, racism, world war two, public health, dedicated lawyer, war, hopes, idealism, courtroom drama, uncover truth, human spirit, doctors and patients ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 70s, year 1973, year 1932
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%