Movies like The Learning Tree

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The Learning Tree (1969)
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The Learning Tree (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The story, set in Kansas during the 1920's, covers less than a year in the life of a black teenager, and documents the veritable deluge of events which force him into sudden manhood. The family relationships and enmities, the fears, frustrations and ambitions of the black teenager in small-town America are explored with a strong statement about human values.
Style: sincere, sentimental, thought provoking, touching, serious, realistic, contemplative, adaptation directed by original author
Plot: racism, murder, small town, coming of age, countryside, teenager, family relations, teenage life, youth, interracial relations, discrimination, moral dilemma, society, small town life, lifestyle, introspection, witnessing a crime, siblings relations, americana, innocence lost, kids in trouble, christmas, teacher, suicide, snow ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: kansas, usa

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Most similar movies to The Learning Tree

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about society, family relations, coming of age, youth, small town, small town life and social relations mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Learning Tree: Jasper, Texas (2003), Sudie and Simpson (1990), Convicts (1991), The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1968), Ricochet River (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Jasper, Texas (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In 1998, three white men in the small town of Jasper, Texas, chained a black man to the back of their pickup truck and dragged him to his death. This film relates that story and how it affected all of the residents of the town, both black and white.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, sincere
Plot: racism, small town, social decay, social differences, investigation, fighting the system, african american, crimes, deadly, society, life is a bitch, injustice ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s, 90s
Place: texas, usa
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100%
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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53%
 5.8
 552
Convicts (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Texas writer Horton Foote's touching story set in 1902 features Robert Duvall as Sol, the hardened boss of a sugar plantation who unwittingly becomes a mentor to a young boy named Horace (Lukas Haas), who comes to Sol looking for a way to earn ...
Style: atmospheric, sincere, contemplative, realistic, serious
Plot: family relations, farm, coming of age, orphan, hopes, youth, obsessive quest, nothing goes right, master and servant, friends, social relations, society ...
Time: 1900s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Singer is a deaf-mute whose small world brings him in contact with a young girl, Mick, who cherishes a seemingly hopeless dream of becoming a concert pianist. At first hostile, Mick soon becomes friends with Singer, hoping to enlarge his small ...
Style: touching, gloomy, atmospheric, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: racism, coming of age, deafness, unfulfillment, lifestyle, youth, society, life is a bitch, hopes, mute or deaf, love and romance, small town ...
Time: 60s
Place: alabama, usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 4.8
 277
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: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, talky
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming of age, culture clash, self discovery, interracial relations, teenage life, love and romance, lifestyle, best friends, society, on the road, small town, youth ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 1960s
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.2
 653
Heart of Dixie (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set at a Southern college during the 1950s, three co-eds (Ally Sheedy, Virginia Madsen and Phoebe Cates) re-assess their values in light of the burgeoning civil rights movement.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming of age, college, racism, interracial relations, love and romance, society, opposites attract, youth, life is a bitch, bittersweet, hopes, media ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Secret Life of Bees (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Set in South Carolina in 1964, this is the tale of Lily Owens a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother. To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father, Lily flees with Rosaleen, her caregiver and only ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, emotional, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: civil rights, racism, friendship, teenage life, interracial relations, haunted by the past, family relations, runaway child, african american, teaching the ways of the world, social differences, blacks and whites ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1964
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: This film relates the story of a tightly connected Afro-American community informally called Colored Town where the inhabitants live and depend on each other in a world where racist oppression is everywhere, as told by a boy called Cliff who spent ...
Style: sentimental, uplifting, realistic, compassionate, serious ...
Plot: racism, family relations, discrimination, racial segregation, americana, interracial relations, social differences, society, youth, life is a bitch, injustice, family life ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 40s, 1950s, 70s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 523
Lebanon, Pa. (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Will, a charming 35-year-old Philadelphia ad man, heads to Lebanon, Pa. to bury his recently deceased father. He forms an unexpected friendship with CJ, his bright, newly pregnant 17-year-old cousin. As Will becomes interested in CJ's married ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: family relations, culture clash, americana, pregnancy, society, love and romance, wooing, road not taken, small town, bittersweet, youth, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.0
 160
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, serious, suspenseful, sentimental, realistic
Plot: young heroes, missing child, life is a bitch, interracial relations, parents and children, society, racism, family relations, youth, discrimination, family problems, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.7
 263
Due East (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The movie spotlights an intelligent high school senior and National Merit Scholar (Bryant) who has never been part of the "in crowd." She teaches a high school equivalency night class, tends to the needs of her widower father, Jesse ...
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: single parent, small town, coming of age, teenage life, destructive relationship, lifestyle, love and romance, youth, couples, family relations, parents and children, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, tense ...
Plot: murder, racism, social differences, introspection, discrimination, social decay, crimes, life is a bitch, society, injustice, small town, arson ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Virgin (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When a teenager finds herself pregnant, with no memory of having had sex, she determines that she is carrying the child of God.
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: pregnancy, coming of age, family relations, clergy, parents and children, sexual abuse, small town, teenage life, youth, society, teenage girl, pastor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 2K
Tully (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Tully Jr. and Earl live on their father's Nebraska ranch, proud and independent to a fault. While the shy, reclusive Earl spends his free time watching movies, the cockier Tully works his way through a succession of short-term affairs and an ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: small town, friendship, young lovers, womanizer, lifestyle, opposites attract, introspection, couples, family problems, parents and children, haunted by the past, society ...
Place: nebraska, usa, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.2
 628
The Bay Boy (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A Roman Catholic teenage boy in Glace Bay, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia during the 1930s faces various growing-up problems: Should be become a priest? What should he do about the murder he witnessed, committed by a local cop and upstanding ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Plot: coming of age, innocence lost, murder, teenage love, suburban life, parents and children, bittersweet, single parent, crimes, witnessing a crime, love and romance, small town ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: canada, nova scotia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 559
The Dynamiter (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: All fourteen-year-old Robbie Hendrick ever wanted was a family. Yet as another Mississippi summer begins, his wayward mother has run off again fearing a breakdown and he's left to burn the days caring for his half brother, Fess. As the deep ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, touching, feel good ...
Plot: small town, family relations, family problems, youth, dysfunctional family, teenage life, innocence lost, coming of age, dysfunctional character, bittersweet, siblings relations, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, quarry
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.5
 2K
Tex (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Coming-of-age adventure about two teenage brothers and their struggles to grow up, on their own, after their mother dies and their father leaves them.
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, touching, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: coming of age, family relations, dysfunctional family, juvenile delinquency, shooting, hitchhiker, small town, bittersweet, family, love and romance, young heroes, youth ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: oklahoma, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 2.3
 4K
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 ⇓
30%
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 6.3
 395
Swimmers (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After an accident in a small Maryland fishing town, 11-year-old Emma begins to question the nature of the adults around her.
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: small town, introspection, human nature, family problems, youth, family relations, friendship, family in crisis, solace, friends, public health, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.9
 608
Drunkboat (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After twenty years of broken bottles and empty hallways, Mort Gleason witnesses his nephew Moo being beaten while in a drunken stupor. The short contact with family brings Mort back to what are left of his senses and he returns to the last home he ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, social relations, haunted by the past, parents and children, youth, single parent, self discovery, teenage life, coming of age, suburbs, teenager, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Sarah, Plain and Tall: Winter's End (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The third installment of the Sarah trilogy provides a glorious and touching story of a family drawn together by adversity. On a cold winter day a stranger shows up at the farm. He is slow to reveal his identity. When they find out he is Jacobs ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, touching, sentimental
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, farm, couple relations, americana, strong female presence, society, hopes, parents and children, family life, siblings relations, redemption, nursing ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
My Louisiana Sky (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A girl comes to terms with her mentally challenged parents.
Style: serious, emotional, sentimental, touching, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: self discovery, family life, parents and children, family problems, society, youth, small town life, disability, child's point of view, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, family relations ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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The Wise Kids (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A vivid, dynamic Southern coming-of-age drama, takes place in the transitional space between high school and college, when life seems to be all questions and no answers, and the future is scarily wide open. Set in and around a Charleston, SC Baptist ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, christian film, contemplative ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, single parent, self discovery, teenage life, introspection, best friends, society, youth, direction and purpose, coming out, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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A Stranger in the Kingdom (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Vermont town in the 1950's hires a new minister based on his war record and capable presentation, but then are shocked when he shows up and is a black man. Things go completely wrong for ...
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, thought provoking, atmospheric ...
Plot: false accusation, racism, murder, small town, legal, society, crimes, life is a bitch, dishonesty, profanity, social relations, price of justice ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: vermont, usa, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.1
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Future Weather (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Abandoned by her dreamer single mom, a teenage loner becomes obsessed with ecological disaster, forcing her and her grandmother, a functioning alcoholic, to rethink their futures.
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, psychological, sentimental ...
Plot: family relations, coming of age, environmentalism, society, dysfunctional family, teenage life, family problems, gain trust, life is a bitch, youth, bittersweet, ecology ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 ⇓
28%
 6.3
 179
Anonymes (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Tunisia, Switzerland, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A teenager unwittingly reveals a terrible family secret to her new neighbors.
Style: sincere, thought provoking, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, family life, parents and children, siblings relations, self discovery, introspection, family relations, hopes, mother daughter relationship, society, youth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.5
 3K
Go (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Isao Yukisada spins this gritty coming-of-age tale about Sugihara, a Japanese-born, third-generation Korean who struggles to find a place in a society that will not accept him. The film begins with Sugihara studying at a Korean junior high school ...
Style: serious, sincere, sentimental, touching, realistic
Plot: racism, coming of age, teenage love, youth, society, fish out of water, parents and children, high school life, boxing, teenage life, social differences, sport team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.2
 444
Toe to Toe (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Out on the lacrosse pitch, wealthy but troubled Jesse and poor but driven Tosha form an easy and deep bond, but their relationship is threatened once they enter the hallways of an elite prep school they attend in Washington, D.C. There, they must ...
Style: captivating, realistic, sentimental, psychological, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, teenage life, self discovery, coming of age, youth, racism, social differences, lacrosse, family relations, interracial relations, power relations, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
...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 ⇓
27%