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Ruby's Bucket of Blood (2001)
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Ruby's Bucket of Blood (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Louisiana juke joint owner loses her star entertainer and hires a white singer to fill in.
Style: atmospheric, serious, captivating, realistic, gloomy, neo noir
Plot: white male black female relationship, interracial relations, racism, blues, love and romance, social differences, dangerous attraction, romance, discrimination, family problems, society, couples, dishonesty, opposites attract, music, family relations, infidelity, artists and showbiz, teenager, gay, singer, segregation, marriage, swamp, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: louisiana, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about society, couples, love and romance, family relations, interracial relations, african american and unfulfillment mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres. Some movies like Ruby's Bucket of Blood: All Night Long (1962), A Raisin in the Sun (2008), Restless City (2011), Madame Butterfly (1995), Nina (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
All Night Long (1962)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Over the course of one eventful evening, the anniversary celebration of the musical and romantic partners Aurelius Rex and Delia Lane, a jealous, ambitious drummer, Johnny Cousin, attempts to tear the interracial couple apart.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, atmospheric, offbeat ...
Plot: jazz, mind game, friends, couples, breaking point, dishonesty, ambition, society, artists and showbiz, music band, love and romance, blind ambition ...
Time: 60s
Place: london, england, east end london
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95%
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, emotional, sincere, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: racism, family relations, discrimination, injustice, rich and poor, couple relations, parents and children, social differences, follow your dream, single parent, interracial relations, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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92%
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Restless City (2011)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Tells the story of an African immigrant surviving on the fringes of New York City where music is his passion, life is a hustle and falling in love is his greatest risk.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: immigrants, society, city life, social misfits, music, fall in love, love, hustler, couples, rivalry, misfit, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, harlem, manhattan new york city, west africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
Madame Butterfly (1995)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France, UK, Germany
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Cio-Cio-San, a young Japanese geisha, seeks to fulfill her dreams through marriage to an American naval officer. Her faith in their future is shattered by his empty vows and the loss she endures touches something deep within us all.
Style: emotional, stylized, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: opera, interracial relations, betrayal, couples, unfulfillment, society, love and romance, opposites attract, romance, innocence lost, custody, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 20th century, 18th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, china, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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Nina (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of the late jazz musician and classical pianist Nina Simone including her rise to fame and relationship with her manager Clifton Henderson.
Style: captivating, serious, touching, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: jazz, ambition, musician's life, love affair, racism, artists and showbiz, society, music, rising to stardom, discrimination, lifestyle, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
A Man Called Adam (1966)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A famous jazz trumpeter finds himself unable to cope with the problems of everyday life.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: alcohol abuse, racism, jazz, casino, music, unfulfillment, starting over, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, rising to stardom, ambition, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s
Place: cincinnati ohio, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
The Magnificent Ambersons (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The spoiled rotten and utterly unlikable rich kid George Amberson becomes horrified when his recently widowed mother rekindles her relationship with the wealthy Eugene Morgan, who she left decades earlier in order to marry George's father. As ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, touching, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: family relations, mischievous children, downfall, family life, couples, family problems, romance, society, love and romance, social differences, human nature, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1890s
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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I Am Not a Hipster (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Things are not looking good for Brook, a young, talented singer/songwriter who has become the clichéd tortured artist. Slow to come to terms with the death of his mother, Brook is self-absorbed, aggressive, and the major obstruction to his own ...
Style: serious, sincere, atmospheric, touching, realistic ...
Plot: music, musician's life, rock, artists and showbiz, coping, parents and children, siblings relations, family problems, creative block, family relations, estrangement, twentysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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Songcatcher (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After being denied a promotion at the university where she teaches, Doctor Lily Penleric, a brilliant musicologist, impulsively visits her sister, who runs a struggling rural school in Appalachia. There she stumbles upon the discovery of her life - ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, emotional, lyrical ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: culture clash, romance, fish out of water, social differences, love and romance, opposites attract, human nature, isolation, sister sister relationship, mountain, infidelity, arson ...
Time: 20th century
Place: appalachia, scotland, spain, england, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Brooklyn Babylon (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A charismatic rapper falls in love with a young Jewish girl despite the confines of her religious background.
Style: serious, sentimental, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, interracial relations, culture clash, unlikely couple, opposites attract, social differences, tragic love, social decay, musician's life, couples, lifestyle, youth ...
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Broken Bridges (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A fading country music star (Keith) returns to his hometown, where he reunites with his childhood sweetheart and also meets his 16-year-old daughter for the first time.
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, touching
Plot: starting over, homecoming, parents and children, artists and showbiz, romance, family relations, family problems, haunted by the past, lovers reunited, music, musician's life, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Lackawanna Blues (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In a story fueled by rhythm and blues, a young boy's life is shaped by love and the stories of a cast of characters in the boarding house where he lives in 1960s Lackawanna, New York.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, family relations, coming of age, family problems, parents and children, friends, youth, lifestyle, blues, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, nanny ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, pennsylvania, russia, toronto ontario canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Forty Shades of Blue (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A Russian woman living in Memphis with a much older rock-n-roll legend experiences a personal awakening when her husband's estranged son comes to visit.
Style: realistic, sincere, emotional, serious, psychological ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, family relations, love affair, family problems, crumbling marriage, romance, fall in love, couple relations, parents and children, couples, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, memphis, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
What's Love Got to Do with It (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A film about the singer Tina Turner and how she rose to stardom with her abusive husband Ike Turner and how she gained the courage to break free.
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, inspirational, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: domestic violence, starting over, price of fame, fall in love, abusive husband, music, musician's life, ambition, rape victim, music band, love and romance, lifestyle ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 80s, 20th century, 1930s ...
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 4K
Mandingo (1975)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A slave owner in the 1840s trains one of his slaves to be a bare-knuckle fighter.
Style: realistic, sexy, serious, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: interracial relations, interracial romance, interracial sex, slave trade, slavery, gambling, crumbling marriage, opposites attract, discrimination, racism, destructive relationship, injustice ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: usa, new orleans, louisiana, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Diary of a Tired Black Man (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Diary of a Tired Black Man is a simple story about the complex relationships between black men and black women.
Style: realistic, semi serious, feel good, humorous
Plot: interracial relations, opposites attract, looking for love, social differences, love and romance, society, romance, couples, husband wife relationship, male female relationship, african american, divorce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Falling from Grace (1992)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Rock singer John Mellencamp makes his screen and directorial debut in this story by "Lonesome Dove" author, Larry McMurtry. The story, not too separated from Mellencamp's real life, finds him as a country music star whose meanderings ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching, contemplative
Audience: girls' night
Plot: homecoming, infidelity, farm, bittersweet, romance, womanizer, starting over, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, dishonesty, musician's life, love affair ...
Time: 90s
Place: indiana, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Gospel Hill (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Gospel Hill tells the intersecting story of two men in the fictional South Carolina town of Julia. Danny Glover plays John Malcolm, the son of a slain civil rights activist. Jack Herrod (Tom Bower) is the former sheriff who never got to the bottom ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, suspenseful, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: racism, interracial relations, small town, haunted by the past, who done it, assassination, life is a bitch, golf, injustice, uncover truth, society, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 2000s
Place: south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Sparkle (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Musical prodigy, Sparkle (Jordin Sparks) struggles to become a star while overcoming issues that are tearing her family apart. From an affluent Detroit area and daughter to a single mother (Whitney Houston), she tries to balance a new romance with ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: musician's life, family relations, ambition, lifestyle, rising to stardom, music band, desire for fame, abusive husband, artists and showbiz, family problems, showbiz, sister ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: michigan, usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
I Used to Be Darker (2013)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When Taryn, a Northern Irish runaway, finds herself in trouble in Ocean City, MD, she seeks refuge with her aunt and uncle in Baltimore. But Kim and Bill have problems of their own: they’re trying to handle the end of their marriage gracefully for ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, touching, contemplative
Plot: introspection, family problems, love and romance, crumbling marriage, couples, looking for love, unfulfillment, folk, couple relations, runaway, family relations
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, baltimore, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.6
 18K
Jungle Fever (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A successful and married black man contemplates having an affair with a white girl from work. He's quite rightly worried that the racial difference would make an already taboo relationship even worse.
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: interracial romance, architect, black man white woman relationship, interracial relations, love affair, social differences, society, romance, couples, infidelity, prejudice, drug abuse ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, harlem, brooklyn new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 10K
Tender Mercies (1983)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Alchoholic former country singer Mac Sledge makes friends with a young widow and her son. The friendship enables him to find inspiration to resume his career.
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: character study, country music, comeback, music, musician's life, starting over, love and romance, self discovery, redemption, romance, artists and showbiz, love affair ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Little Jerusalem (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An orthodox Jewish teen living with her family in France attempts to balance her religious upbringing with her increasingly complex view of the outside world.
Style: serious, sincere, touching, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: opposites attract, self discovery, culture clash, crumbling marriage, love and romance, society, lifestyle, couples, family problems, infidelity, social differences, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe, israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Five Heartbeats (1991)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In the early 1960's, a quintet of hopeful, young African-American men form an amateur vocal group called The Five Heartbeats. After an initially rocky start, the group improves, turns pro, and rises to become a top flight music sensation. Along ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Plot: friendship, rise and fall, hit and run, music, racism, lifestyle, musician's life, love and romance, artists and showbiz, society, hopes, ambition ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Constellation (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Constellation chronicles the lives and loves of an African-American family in the deep South as they are forced to come to terms with a tumultuous past marked by an unrequited interracial affair. The film explores the way in which the family ...
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, touching, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, estrangement, interracial relations, death in the family, haunted by the past, family problems, society, hopes, unfulfillment, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, family reunited ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 50s
Place: usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.5
 1K
Don Giovanni (1979)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 176 min.
Story: Screen adapatation of Mozart's greatest opera. Don Giovanni, the infamous womanizer, makes one conquest after another until the ghost of Donna Anna's father, the Commendatore, (whom Giovanni killed) makes his appearance. He offers Giovanni ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, stylized, emotional
Plot: opera, womanizer, ambition, unfulfillment, downfall, music, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, society, love and romance, one last chance, deal with the devil ...
Time: 17th century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.2
 742
Leadbelly (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The life of Blues and folk singer Huddie Leadbetter, nicknamed Leadbelly is recounted. Covering the good times and bad from his 20s to 40s. Much of that time was spent on chain gangs in the south. Even in prison he became well known for the songs he ...
Style: emotional, touching, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: blues, music, society, artists and showbiz, musician's life, life is a bitch, injustice, social differences, folk, interracial relations, murder, tobacco ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Camping sauvage (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Un camping au bord d'un lac pendant les vacances d'été. Camille, 17 ans, y traîne son ennui coincée entre ses parents et son petit ami. Elle rencontre Blaise, la quarantaine, tout juste embauché comme moniteur de voile. Camille et ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: summer camp, opposites attract, unlikely couple, love affair, couple relations, teenage life, rebelliousness, dangerous attraction, estrangement, family problems, couples, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Othello (1986)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Netherlands, Italy, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Having previously staged Verdi's 1887 opera Otello at the Met and La Scala, filmmaker Franco Zeffirelli committed his production to film in 1986. Starring as the fatally jealous Moor of Venice is Placido Domingo, who had also headlined ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: opera, obsession, betrayal, tragic love, forbidden love, uninhibited rivalry, interracial relations, royal family, manipulation, unfulfillment, losing-it hero, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, venice, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%