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Being Black Enough
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young Black man, raised in a White neighborhood, ridiculed for not being "Black enough" decides to go to the hood to hang out with his gangster cousin and discover what it really means to be "Black." He eventually faces the harsh reality of gang violence, drugs and police confrontation.
Plot: african american, dialogue driven, plot twist, coming of age, musical number
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Six Feet Under
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The West Wing
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44 min.
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and clever films with plots about african american, coming of age, friendship, culture clash, redemption, dialogue and gay mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Being Black Enough: Family (2008), Hangin' with the Homeboys (1991), Jumping the Broom (2011), Dope (2015), Everything Must Go (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Family
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After suffering with the dire consequences of being in the closet, a group of lesbian friends forge a pact to deal with the dire consequences of coming out.
Plot: african american, lesbian, coming of age, gay relationship, gay romance, coming out
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two African-Americans and two Puerto-Ricans (though one pretends to be Italian) go out on the town on a Friday night. They will be forced to get to know each other, and even worst, learn to like each other as friends
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Audience: date night, teens
Plot: friends, buddies, friendship, urban, singleness, urban ghetto, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, twentysomething life, subway, police, urban ghetto life ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Two very different families converge on Martha's Vineyard one weekend for a wedding.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching
Audience: date night, girls' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: massachusetts, new england, usa
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Dope
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Duration: 103 min.
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, harvard university
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 97 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: post modern, student film
Plot: friendship, marriage, jewish, african american, love, nature, coming of age, religion, christian, hip hop, spirituality, third world ...
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Misconceptions
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story centers on a religiously conservative, married southern woman who receives a message from God instructing her to act as a surrogate mother and carry a child for two married gay men who live in Boston - a Jewish doctor and and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: gays and lesbians, culture clash, pregnancy, gender, society, couples, lesbian, african american, gay, conservative, family relations, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia, usa, massachusetts, boston
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Six Feet Under
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: A darkly comic look at members of a dysfunctional L.A. family that run a funeral business.  When death is your business, what is your life? For the Fisher family, the world outside of their family-owned funeral home continues to be at least as ...
Style: gloomy, dark humor, serious, psychological, surreal ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, drugs/alcohol, death, dealing with death, introspection, suburbs, redemption, family business, couple relations, siblings relations, parents and children, funeral home ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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System:   51%
    User:   61%
 
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Slacker
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Presents a day in the life in Austin, Texas among its social outcasts and misfits, predominantly the twenty-something set, using a series of linear vignettes. These characters, who in some manner just don't fit into the establishment norms, ...
Style: talky, humorous, witty, semi serious, intellectual ...
Plot: philosophy, obsession, social misfits, storytelling, deadpan, conspiracy, eccentricity, existentialism, human nature, dialogue, self discovery, life philosophy ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, usa, campus, austin texas, dallas texas ...
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    User:   46%
 
Pro-Black Sheep
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Character-driven satirical drama about a young, extraordinarily intellectual "black activist" wannabe who is discovered as the political critic sending out anonymous emails that criticize today's black leadership. Instead of holding ...
Style: intellectual
Plot: revolution, classroom, breakup, education, tutor, shrine, redemption, coming of age, police brutality, high school, racism, friendship ...
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System:   49%
    User:   58%
 
Butterfly Rising
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When her brother dies, singer Lilah Belle sets out to escape her grief and embarks on a road trip, but not before coaxing the new-to-town, most scandalous woman in Artesia, Rose Johnson, to go with her. These two broken souls steal a vintage truck ...
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    User:   45%
 
Rock the Paint
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 90 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story ignites when teenager Josh Sendler has to pack up his hoop dreams and move from the lush cornfields of Indiana to the harsh inner-city playgrounds of Newark, N.J.. He meets and befriends basketball phenom, Antwon Jackson, on ...
Plot: caucasian, racism, coming of age, basketball, gun, african american, teenager, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, basketball court, high school athlete
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System:   46%
    User:   41%
 
In the Company of Men
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two business executives--one an avowed misogynist, the other recently emotionally wounded by his love interest--set out to exact revenge on the female gender by seeking out the most innocent, uncorrupted girl they can find and ruining her life.
Style: clever, realistic, disturbing, cynical, psychological ...
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    User:   49%
 
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Men of a Certain Age
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Country: USA
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Story: Men of a Certain Age is an American comedy-drama television series, which premiered on TNT on December 7, 2009. The hour-long program stars Ray Romano, Andre Braugher and Scott Bakula as three best friends in their late forties dealing with the ...
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Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Soul Food
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Drylongso
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Naz & Maalik
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
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Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two closeted Muslim teens hawk goods across Brooklyn and struggle to come clean about their sexuality, as their secretive behavior leads them unknowingly into the cross-hairs of the War on Terror.
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    User:   44%
 
The Summer of Ben Tyler
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
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Mixing Nia
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To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Three New York drag queens on their way to Hollywood for a beauty pageant get stranded in a small Midwestern town for the entire weekend when their car breaks down. While waiting for parts for their Cadillac convertible, the flamboyant trio shows ...
Style: road movie, humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: small town, gay, friendship, culture clash, cross dressing, transvestism, on the road, gays and lesbians, women, road trip, gender bending, stereotypes ...
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 203K
Moonlight
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The tender, heartbreaking story of a young man’s struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love, while grappling with his own sexuality.
Plot: african american, homosexuality, coming of age, lgbt, drug dealer, black lgbt, parent child relationship, restaurant, gay, fight, drug abuse, high school ...
Time: 2010s
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    User:   32%
 
 7.2
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Fences
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In 1950s Pittsburgh, a frustrated African-American father struggles with the constraints of poverty, racism, and his own inner demons as he tries to raise a family.
Style: dramatic, talky, intense, interesting, emotional ...
Plot: racism, race issues, dialogue driven, drinking, family, dialogue, family drama, redemption, adaptation, character study, tragedy, mental illness ...
Time: 1950s, 1930s
Place: pittsburgh
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    User:   27%
 
Sister, Sister
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Sister, Sister is an American television sitcom starring identical twins Tia Mowry and Tamera Mowry. The premise of the show was that the girls were separated and adopted at birth, one to a single mother, one to a single father, and have met again ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, feel good
Audience: pre-teens, teens
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Time: 20th century, 90s
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    User:   29%
 
Diary of a Tired Black Man
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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous
Plot: looking for love, love and romance, society, romance, couples, opposites attract, interracial relations, social differences, african american, interview, marriage, divorce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   33%
    User:   38%
 
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Tru Loved
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Recently relocated from San Francisco to conservative suburbia by her lesbian mothers, Tru struggles like all teens to fit in and find love, but her quest is complicated by sexual politics, closed minds, and closeted friends as she seeks to ...
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: gays and lesbians, moral dilemma, romance, high school, coming out, high school life, suburbs, teenage life, gender, love and romance, youth, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   27%
 
 5.7
 31K
Admission
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Strait-laced Princeton University admissions officer Portia Nathan is caught off-guard when she makes a recruiting visit to an alternative high school overseen by her former college classmate, the freewheeling John Pressman. Pressman has surmised ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, funny ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: adoption, college, romance, high school, drinking, love and romance, mentor, prodigy, parents and children, singleness, destiny, relationships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1995
Place: new jersey, usa, california
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System:   33%
    User:   37%
 

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