Movies like Little Senegal

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Little Senegal (2000)
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Little Senegal (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Algeria, France, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Passionné par l'histoire de son peuple, Alloune, un vieux guide du musée africain "La Maison des Esclaves" à Gorée, part en pèlerinage pour retrouver les descendants de ses ancêtres aux Etats-Unis. Cet émouvant voyage va le mener des côtes de Caroline du Sud au quartier de Harlem où vit la communauté africaine, Little Senegal. Alloune, animé par l'idée de réunir sa famille par delà les siècles et les frontières, remonte jusqu'à une lointaine cousine, Ida, qui ignore tout de son passé. Le vieil homme croise également les chemins de son neveu Hassan, chauffeur de taxi clandestin, de sa fiancée Biram, d'Eileen, enceinte et fugueuse, et de Karim, qui cherche à faire un mariage blanc pour obtenir la carte verte. Tous les quatre comprennent mal la quête d'Alloune.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: family relations, immigrants, obsessive quest, society, family tradition, elderly, family history, racism, interracial relations, slavery, widow, uncle nephew relationship, ancestry, teenage pregnancy, fake marriage, golden years, journey, ghetto, slave, old man, african american, french, taxi driver, slave trade, african ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, harlem, usa, africa, manhattan new york city, south carolina, senegal ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about society, immigrants, family relations, life is a bitch, misfit, interracial relations and parents and children mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Little Senegal: Red Leaves (2014), Macondo (2014), Mother of George (2013), A Storm in Summer (2000), When Day Breaks (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Red Leaves (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An Ethiopian immigrant, sets out on a journey through his children's homes after losing his wife. Coming to know some of life's harsh new realities, he tries to survive in his own way.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: family relations, society, family problems, golden years, elderly, parents and children, immigrants, dysfunctional family, jewish
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
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95%
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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: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: youth, interracial relations, life is a bitch, immigrants, society, misfit, urban ghetto life, urban ghetto, coming of age, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: austria
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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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62%
A Storm in Summer (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set in 1969, Abel Shaddick, a crotchety deli owner, has a grudge against virtually everyone in his upstate New York town of Fairview, particularly against his slacker nephew Stanley who lives behind the shop. Without telling his uncle, Stanley ...
Style: touching, sincere, uplifting, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: uncle nephew relationship, racism, friendship, interracial relations, family life, golden years, odd couple, society, charity, family relations, couples, friends ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, new york
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62%
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When Day Breaks (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Serbia, France, Croatia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story of a retired music professor, Misha Brankov, who under unusual circumstances discovers his true origins. At the place where once stood a Nazi concentration camp for Jews during World War II, a metal box filled with documents is found. It ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sincere, touching ...
Plot: self discovery, uncover truth, haunted by the past, elderly, buried truth, family relations, escapades, obsessive quest, hidden truth, holocaust, concentration camp, lifesaver ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: serbia, europe
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56%
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Hold Back (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Paris, today. Dorcy, a young black Christian, wants to marry Sabrina, a young North African. It what would be a simple matter if it weren't for the fact that Sabrina has 40 brothers and that this easygoing wedding has crystallized a taboo ...
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, sincere, tense ...
Plot: family relations, forbidden love, interracial relations, immigrants, love and romance, family in crisis, impossible love, human nature, society, family problems, unfulfillment, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Max & Lenny (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Max and Lenny is the story of a friendship between two girls fighting for survival in a northern area of Marseille.
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: teenage life, ambition, follow your dream, friendship, society, youth, family relations, hip hop, hopes, music, strong female presence, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
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53%
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Yasmin (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In England, the Pakistanis Yasmin lives two lives in two different worlds: in her community, she wears Muslin clothes, cooks for her father and brother and has the traditional behavior of a Muslin woman. Further, she has a non-consumed marriage with ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: immigrants, family relations, social differences, false accusation, culture clash, parents and children, terrorism, injustice, religions or cults, life is a bitch, society, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, september 11 2001
Place: pakistan, england
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52%
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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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49%
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X/Y (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: As Mark, Jen, Sylvia, and Jake navigate through their emotionally-arrested states, X/Y reveals the honest and wanton desire we all have to connect with someone and what is at stake when that connection fades.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, captivating, psychological, touching ...
Plot: friends, city life, friendship, understanding, family relations, society, best friends, urban, twentysomething life, friend, sex
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Mad Ship (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Scandinavian immigrant, driven to madness by ruined dreams and the tragic death of his wife, embarks on a quixotic mission to build a homemade ship and sail out of the prairie dust bowl at the height of the Great Depression.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: immigrants, family relations, life is a bitch, society, couple relations, working class, unemployment, unfulfillment, prairie, down on your luck, ship
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 20s
Place: canada
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42%
Five Hours from Paris (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Only 5 flight hours from Paris, in a working-class suburb of Tel Aviv, two people meet. He is a bred-and-born Israeli and she is a Russian immigrant. He is a taxi driver and she is a music teacher. He has no aspirations. She gave up hers long ago. ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, serious, realistic
Plot: romance, single parent, love and romance, family relations, fall in love, society, immigrants, love, airplane, divorced parents, music teacher, fear of flying ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
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41%
The Valley of Tears (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Marie, a Canadian editor specialized in testimonies of Genocide survivors, starts to receive anonymous large envelopes with the narrative of Ali, a young Palestinian who grew up in a refugee camp in Lebanon. Intrigued, Marie investigates the origin ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, thought provoking
Plot: haunted by the past, uncover truth, lebanese, life is a bitch, society, family relations, interracial relations, atrocity, religions or cults, testimony, civil war, refugee ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, canada, lebanon
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40%
A Master Builder (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A successful, ego-maniacal architect who has spent a lifetime bullying his wife, employees and mistresses wants to make peace as his life approaches its final act.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, captivating, touching
Plot: introspection, aging, couples, elderly, redemption, apology, architect, society, death, disorder, life turned upside down, golden years ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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39%
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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
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38%
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Terraferma (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Sicilian family deals with the arrival of a group of immigrants on their island.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, sincere, touching
Plot: tourist, society, moral dilemma, family in crisis, immigrants, family relations, rules and policies, family problems, family life, ocean, misfit, ocean or sea ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: italy, sicily, southern italy, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Fly with the Crane (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Serenely resigned to his impending death but deeply afraid at the prospect of being cremated, an elderly carpenter seeks to have his last wishes carried out in this gentle, beautifully realized drama from director Li Ruijin. (TIFF)
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: family relations, family problems, parents and children, death in the family, elderly, little girl, grandfather grandson relationship, grandfather granddaughter relationship, little boy, cousin cousin relationship, youth, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Blue Eyes (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Before his compulsory retirement, on his last day of work, Marshall, JFK airport's chief Immigration officer, detains a group of Latin Americans and expose them to a series of humiliating situations. Blinded by prejudice, Marshall ends up by ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, thought provoking, psychological ...
Plot: redemption, haunted by the past, prostitute, introspection, society, police, xenophobia, racism, murder, journey, release from prison, injustice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Between Us (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Abruptly abandoned by her husband in a country completely foreign to her, Colombian native Mariana (Paola Mendoza) struggles to take care of herself and her two young children on the unforgiving streets of New York City. Sebastian Villada, Laura ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious
Plot: homelessness, starting over, human spirit, society, american dream, hopes, family problems, life is a bitch, family relations, single parent, immigrants, working class ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, colombia
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35%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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White Mama (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A poor, elderly white woman living in a tenement in a black ghetto is befriended by a neighborhood boy, and the two of them form a mutually beneficial relationship: he provides her companionship and protection, and she becomes the mother he never had
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: elderly, eviction, friendship, interracial relations, survival, neighborhood, poor, society, golden years, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto, friends ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Eat Sleep Die (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young Eastern European immigrant working in Sweden is faced with a painful choice when she's laid off from her factory in the name of "efficiencies."
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: immigrants, working class, unemployment, society, realism, parents and children, workplace, unfulfillment, fired from the job, misfit, workplace situations, supportive coworker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden
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34%
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Grigris (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chad, France, Belgium
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A 25 year old young man with dreams of becoming a dancer despite the fact that he's paralyzed from the waist down. His dreams are shattered when his uncle falls seriously ill. To save him, he decides to go work for petrol traffickers.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: life is a bitch, prostitute, unlikely criminals, haunted by the past, disability, family relations, society, paralysis, dancer, job seeking, death threat, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Estonia
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Story: Anne leaves Estonia to come to Paris as a caretaker for Frida, an elderly Estonian lady who emigrated to France long ago. Anne soon realizes that she is not wanted. All Frida wants from life is the attention of Stéphane, her younger former lover. ...
Style: witty, touching, realistic, serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Colossal Youth (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal, France, Switzerland
Duration: 156 min.
Story: After the Portuguese government demolishes his slum and relocates him to a housing project on the outskirts of Lisbon, 75-year-old Cape Verde immigrant Ventura wanders between his new and old homes, reconnecting with people from his past.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, human nature, life is a bitch, starting over, misfit, hopes, addiction, urban ghetto life, immigrants, husband wife relationship, settler, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, portugal, lisbon portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Children of Invention (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two young children living illegally in a model apartment outside Boston are left to fend for themselves when their hardworking mother disappears
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: family problems, single parent, working class, siblings relations, parents and children, youth, society, family relations, eviction, suburbs, bittersweet, child in peril ...
Time: contemporary
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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: thought provoking, realistic, sincere, touching, serious ...
Plot: social decay, human nature, introspection, moral dilemma, realism, immigrants, life is a bitch, society, interracial relations, discrimination, hopes, working the system ...
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30%
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Red Doors (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Wongs struggle to cope with life, love, and family dysfunction in the suburbs of New York.
Style: sentimental, sincere, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family life, family problems, parents and children, human nature, culture clash, single parent, youth, suburbs, family in crisis, family relations, prank ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Choking Man (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The social anxiety of a morbidly shy Ecuadorian dishwasher working in a Queens diner provides the psychological engine that powers this blend of drama and magical realism.
Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: city life, immigrants, americana, self discovery, friendship, restaurant, workplace romance, family relations, social misfits, workplace, diner, misfit ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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30%