Movies like Skin 2008

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Skin (2008)
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Skin (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a black girl who was born to two white Afrikaner parents in South Africa during the apartheid era.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic
Plot: forbidden love, family relations, misfit, racism, parents and children, interracial relations, love and romance, self discovery, fall in love, human spirit, hopes, family problems, physical appearance, social differences, society, couples, social misfits, identity crisis, eccentric family, family in crisis, apartheid, civil rights, prayer
Time: 60s, 70s, 50s, 20th century
Place: africa, south africa

Most similar movies to Skin

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and touching films with plots about society, hopes, family relations, life is a bitch, human spirit, parents and children and family problems mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like Skin: Mockingbird Don't Sing (2001), Black Butterflies (2011), The Best Intentions (1992), Life, Above All (2010), Shirley Adams (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Mockingbird Don't Sing (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: On November 4, 1970 on The CBS Evening News, Walter Cronkite reported on a true, horrific story that was about to rock the country. A 13-year-old girl was discovered in the small Los Angeles suburb of Arcadia who was still in diapers, barely able to ...
Style: psychological, touching, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: disability, doctors and patients, life is a bitch, parents and children, family in crisis, misfit, society, youth, isolation, self discovery, mental illness, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Black Butterflies (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany, Netherlands, South Africa
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Confronted by Apartheid and a father who was Minister of Censorship, Ingrid Jonker searched for a home, searched for love. With men like Jack Cope and André Brink she found much love, but no home. Later, in his first speech to the South African ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, serious, emotional
Plot: family relations, estrangement, fighting the system, downfall, lifestyle, society, writer's life, parents and children, artists and showbiz, apartheid, footsie under the table, poet
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
The Best Intentions (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, UK, Italy, Norway, Iceland
Duration: 182 min.
Story: The story of Ingmar Bergman's parents. In 1909, poor theology student Henrik Bergman falls in love with Anna Ã…kerbloom, the daughter of a rich family in Uppsala. After their wedding Henrik becomes a priest in the north of Sweden. After a few ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, touching, emotional, serious ...
Plot: clergy, couple relations, fall in love, love affair, family problems, couples, social differences, society, love and romance, romance, unfulfillment, self discovery ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Life, Above All (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A touching mother-daughter relationship that reflects the modern South Africa.
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, serious, sincere
Plot: coffin, prostitution, poverty, school, society, leaving home, family relations, social relations, youth, village life, misfit, village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Shirley Adams (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa, USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Shirley Adams spends her days caring for her disabled son, Donovan - he was shot in the back of the neck on his way home from school one afternoon over a year ago. Since then the Adams family has lost all their worldly possessions to medical bills. ...
Style: gloomy, touching, sincere, serious, emotional ...
Plot: disability, paralysis, misfit, society, family relations, parents and children, family in crisis, introspection, single parent, family problems, human spirit, social decay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, south africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.2
 24K
Mask (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A boy with a massive facial skull deformity and biker gang mother attempts to live as normal a life as possible under the circumstances.
Style: captivating, touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: disability, freak, disfigurement, dignity, human spirit, coming of age, protective parent, family relations, teenage love, fall in love, parents and children, physical appearance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Color of Freedom (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, France, Belgium, South Africa, Italy, UK, Luxembourg
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The true story of a white South African racist whose life was profoundly altered by the black prisoner he guarded for twenty years. The prisoner's name was Nelson Mandela.
Style: clever, serious, sincere, touching, uplifting ...
Plot: prison life, racism, apartheid, hopes, society, warden, rebelliousness, politics, self discovery, convict, interracial relations, state affairs ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.6
 1K
The Nephew (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Twenty years ago, Tony Egan's sister went to America. Nobody ever heard of her again. But now, the message of her death arrives in her town of birth. Only days later, her only son Chad arrives, too. Obviously, his mother took a black husband. ...
Style: gloomy, touching, serious, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: social relations, family relations, island, parents and children, love and romance, interracial relations, unlikely couple, fall in love, small town, society, small town life, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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The Brooke Ellison Story (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Rendered a quadriplegic since a child from a near-fatal neck injury, a young girl fights against all odds to succeed in life from grade school to her acceptance into college under the assistance of her loyal and dedicated mother.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, emotional, serious ...
Plot: high school, college, hospital, lifestyle, high school life, ambition, parents and children, social misfits, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family in crisis, grownups ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.5
 11K
Cry Freedom (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 157 min.
Story: A dramatic story, based on actual events, about the friendship between two men struggling against apartheid in South Africa in the 1970s. Donald Woods is a white liberal journalist in South Africa who begins to follow the activities of Stephen Biko, ...
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, tense, thought provoking ...
Plot: friendship, racism, civil rights, police brutality, apartheid, journalist, politics, idealism, journalism, murder, friends, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: south africa, africa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Faith Like Potatoes (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Frank Rautenbach leads a strong cast as Angus Buchan, a Zambian farmer of Scottish heritage, who leaves his farm in the midst of political unrest and racially charged land reclaims and travels south with his family to start a better life in KwaZulu ...
Style: touching, uplifting, sincere, emotional, serious ...
Plot: food, friends, religions or cults, redemption, farm, friendship, political unrest, human spirit, hopes, social differences, society, starting over ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 3K
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: captivating, touching, sentimental, sincere, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: forceful separation, romance, couple relations, interracial relations, parents and children, forbidden love, racism, love and romance, life is a bitch, wartime life, family relations, love affair ...
Time: 40s, 20s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
White Lightnin' (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Deep in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains in West Virginia, where every man owns a gun and a moonshine still, abides living legend Jesco White, "the dancing outlaw". As a boy Jesco was in and out of reform school and the insane ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, captivating
Plot: tap dancing, racism, bible quote, ambition, small town, drug abuse, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, couple relations, americana, family relations, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century
Place: west virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, South Africa, France
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa.
Style: emotional, serious, sincere, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: prison, prison life, racism, oppression, apartheid, human spirit, discrimination, idealism, rebellion, ambition, social problems, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 1950s, 1990s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Mandela and de Klerk (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Sidney Poitier and Michael Caine both received Emmy nominations for their performances in this made-for-TV movie. The plot follows Nelson Mandela's 27-year struggle to end apartheid.
Style: realistic, captivating, tense, thought provoking, uplifting ...
Plot: prison, racism, discrimination, against humanity, politics, legal, false accusation, rebellion, injustice, life is a bitch, state affairs, hopes ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 70s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Cry, the Beloved Country (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A South-African preacher goes to search for his wayward son who has committed a crime in the big city.
Style: touching, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: racism, murder, apartheid, priest, politics, self discovery, society, city life, life is a bitch, parents and children, crimes, interracial relations ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.0
 182
Kenny (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Japan, USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Kenny is a Canadian kid who has a couple of pals and, like a lot of the other lads, idolizes the jock his pretty older sister has chosen as her boyfriend. However, Kenny was born without legs or even the lower part of his body. He gets around (quite ...
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: youth, self discovery, best friends, misfit, society, underdog, disability, urban ghetto life, hopes, family in crisis, siblings relations, mentally challenged ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, pittsburgh, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.8
 313
Aglaya (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Hungary, Romania, Poland
Story: This film is about the relationship of a mother and her daughter, the split-up of their family, the blessing and curse of belonging together and about coming of age - all this from the perspective of the young girl Aglaja. The story is based on ...
Style: touching, offbeat, sentimental, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: circus, eccentric family, coming of age, family relations, dysfunctional family, misfit, family problems, artists and showbiz, parents and children, self discovery, youth, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Deep in My Heart (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In this made-for-tv movie, an adopted woman decides to find her birth mother. Her search leads her to a shocking discovery that she has to face and why her upbringing was not an easy one.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, serious
Plot: adoption, society, interracial relations, life is a bitch, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family problems, family relations, foster parent, birth mother, housewife, rape ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1960s
Place: wisconsin, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Helen Keller: The Miracle Continues (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in 1898, Cambridge, Massachusetts, depicts Annie Sullivan Macy supporting her student Helen Keller at Radcliffe College.
Style: sincere, serious, emotional, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: disability, hopes, love and romance, young heroes, mute or deaf, teachers and students, youth, college, dedicated educator, human spirit, misfit, power relations ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1900s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Angus Buchan's Ordinary People (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The plot follows the individual journeys of three ordinary South African men in the build up to their attendance of the 2010 Mighty Men Conference, where their lives are forever changed by God's message for them.
Style: serious, emotional, uplifting, realistic
Plot: guru, religions or cults, life is a bitch, hopes, down on your luck, self discovery, redemption, family problems, society, human spirit, father son relationship, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.5
 766
Bopha! (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In this story of a black policeman during South African apartheid, Danny Glover plays the cop, who believes he's trying to help his people, even while serving as a pawn of the racist government. When his son gets involved in the anti-apartheid ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, thought provoking, uplifting
Plot: racism, fighting the system, family life, political unrest, life is a bitch, parents and children, moral dilemma, society, rebelliousness, family problems, human spirit, family relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.6
 690
My Ain Folk (1973)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 55 min.
Story: When Jamie's maternal grandmother dies, he and his brother Tommy are separated - Tommy is taken off to a welfare home and Jamie goes to live with his other grandmother and uncle. His life is far from happy, filled with silence, rejection and ...
Style: captivating, bleak, sincere, serious, touching ...
Plot: child neglect, dysfunctional family, youth, boarding school, family life, realism, teenage life, family problems, family relations, boarding school life, social misfits, mental illness ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Inch'Allah Sunday (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Algeria
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of an immigrant woman struggling against old world traditions. Zouina leaves her homeland with her three children to join her husband in France, where he's been living for the past ten years. In a land and culture foreign to her, ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: culture clash, feminism, estrangement, injustice, human spirit, family problems, isolation, self discovery, immigrants, confined, society, gender ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, algeria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.7
 388
Shadowlands (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A play based on the friendship between CS Lewis and Joy Gresham.
Style: talky, uplifting, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: cancer, faith, marriage, death, christianity, opposites attract, love and romance, artists and showbiz, couple relations, life is a bitch, family in crisis, family relations ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.3
 140K
Invictus (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Newly elected President Nelson Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa's rugby ...
Style: uplifting, touching, sincere, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: human spirit, president, idealism, rugby, racism, celebration, apartheid, politician, poverty, historical character, blacks and whites, hopes ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa, new jersey, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Kitchen Toto (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The son of a priest slain by the Mau Mau moves in with a police officer and his wife in 1950 Kenya.
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: society, social differences, interracial relations, domestic disturbance, master and servant, state affairs, life is a bitch, youth, culture clash, danger, coming of age, moral dilemma ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: kenya, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: touching, sentimental, captivating, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: racism, discrimination, single parent, hopes, couple relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, interracial relations, rich and poor, injustice, americana, human nature ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
From a Far Country (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, UK, Poland
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The film is a biography of Pope John Paul II. It starts in 1926 when the boy Karol Wojtila was celebrating Christmas with his father in Poland. Some years later Nazi Germany attacks Poland and invades the country while Wojtila seeks refuge at the ...
Style: captivating, uplifting, thought provoking, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: politics, catholic church, pope, holocaust, against humanity, hopes, life is a bitch, state affairs, confined, artists and showbiz, wartime life, anti semitism ...
Time: 30s, 50s, 70s, 40s, 60s ...
Place: poland, germany, europe, rome italy, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
A Child Is Waiting (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Dr. Matthew Clark is the head of a state institution for mentally retarded children. Jean Hansen, a former music teacher anxious to give her life some meaning, joins the staff of the hospital. Jean, who tries to shelter the children with her love, ...
Style: emotional, serious, sincere, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: teaching, school, dysfunctional family, mentally challenged, human spirit, family problems, power relations, family relations, mental institution, thanksgiving, youth, boss and employee ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%