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, captivating, emotional, depressing, serious, realistic, contemplative
Audience: family outing
Plot: racism, fall in love, forbidden love, human spirit, self discovery, eccentric family, parents and children, love and romance, couples, social differences, society, family problems, social misfits, identity crisis, physical appearance, hopes, interracial relations, family in crisis, civil rights, apartheid, curse, strong female lead, women, human rights, black man ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 50s, 20th century, year 1973, year 1994, year 1987 ...
Place: africa, south africa, johannesburg south africa

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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, hopes, family relations, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, human spirit and father daughter relationship mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like Skin: Desert Flower (2009), Goodbye Bafana (2007), Same Kind of Different as Me (2017), Belle (2013), My Left Foot (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Desert Flower (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Austria, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The autobiography of a Somalian nomad who was sold in marriage at 13, fled from Africa a while later to become finally an American supermodel and is now at the age of 38, the UN spokeswoman against female genital mutilation.
Style: sincere, touching, captivating, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: model, life is a bitch, supermodel, fighting the system, fashion, feminism, un, injustice, homelessness, interracial marriage, human spirit, introspection ...
Time: year 1997, contemporary, 21st century
Place: somalia, africa, europe, london, england
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80%
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Goodbye Bafana (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: uplifting, serious, realistic, touching, political ...
Plot: apartheid, racism, prison life, freedom fighter, racial violence, interracial relations, rebellion, fighting the system, leadership, friendship, human spirit, self discovery ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 70s, 20th century
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Same Kind of Different as Me (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: International art dealer Ron Hall must befriend a dangerous homeless man in order to save his struggling marriage to his wife, a woman whose dreams will lead all three of them on the journey of their lives.
Style: sincere, touching, captivating, inspirational, sad ...
Plot: friendship, homeless, husband wife relationship, kindness, marriage, christian, homelessness, infidelity, adultery, family relations, forgiveness, relationships ...
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Belle (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: BELLE is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield and his wife, Belle's lineage affords her certain privileges, yet ...
Style: captivating, emotional, inspirational, sentimental, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: slavery, interracial relations, racism, aristocracy, love and romance, social differences, society, white male black female relationship, high society, forbidden love, victorian england, estate ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, georgian era, victorian era, 1780s
Place: england, london, europe, caribbean, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 74K
My Left Foot (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In this true story told through flashbacks, Christy Brown is born with crippling cerebral palsy into a poor, working-class Irish family. Able only to control movement in his left foot and to speak in guttural sounds, he is mistakenly believed to be ...
Style: inspirational, touching, sincere, unusual plot structure, sexy ...
Plot: disability, handicapped, paralysis, cerebral palsy, irish, artist, working class, writers, human spirit, courage, art, poet ...
Time: 1930s, 80s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Romulus, My Father (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: It tells the story of Romulus, his beautiful wife, Christina, and their struggle in the face of great adversity to bring up their son, Raimond. It is a story of impossible love that ultimately celebrates the unbreakable bond between father and son.
Style: serious, touching, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, coming of age, isolation, mental institution, hopes, family problems, impossible love, rivalry, love and romance, couples, teenage life, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: uplifting, captivating, sentimental, emotional, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, disability, handicapped, human spirit, fall in love, depression, biker, adolescence, relationships, teenager, teenage love, single parent ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Lorenzo's Oil (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Lorenzo Odone was a normal child until the age of 7. After then, strange things began to happen to him: he would have blackouts, memory lapses, and other strange mental phemonenons. He is eventually diagnosed as suffering from ALD: an extremely rare ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, melancholic, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: human spirit, terminal illness, against the odds, family relations, child illness, life is a bitch, cure, boy, courage, medicine, hopes, disability ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1983, year 1986, year 1984
Place: washington d.c., rome italy, italy, boston, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 8.1
 354K
Hotel Rwanda (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, South Africa, Italy, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, this film takes place in Rwanda in the 1990s when more than a million Tutsis were killed in a genocide that went mostly unnoticed by the rest of the world. Hotel owner Paul Rusesabagina houses over a thousand refuges in his ...
Style: thought provoking, emotional, rough, political, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: genocide, racism, against humanity, war, hotel, war crime, cruelty, un, politics, murder, human spirit, ethnic conflict ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: africa, rwanda, congo, somalia, tanzania
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
When Did You Last See Your Father? (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The story of a son's conflicting memories of his dying father.
Style: sentimental, emotional, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: father son relationship, coming of age, teenager, loneliness, reconciliation, terminal illness, family relations, memory, character study, life, parenthood, family ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 80s, year 1962, year 1989 ...
Place: england, london, brighton
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Least Among You (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Black college graduate Richard Kelly reluctantly accepts a plea bargain requiring him to spend two semesters at an all-white seminary after he's wrongly accused of crimes committed during the 1965 Watts riots. Facing bigotry on all sides, ...
Style: touching, emotional, captivating, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: racism, human spirit, against the odds, self discovery, rebellion, leadership, society, social relations, hopes, student life, life is a bitch, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 60s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The First Grader (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Kenya, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The true story of an 84 year-old Kenyan villager and ex Mau Mau freedom fighter who fights for his right to go to school for the first time to get the education he could never afford.
Style: uplifting, realistic, sincere, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: education, school, racism, prisoner of war camp, teacher, village, hopes, social relations, human spirit, ex military, blind ambition, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1963, 50s
Place: kenya, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Color of Friendship (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Mahree Bok lives on a farm in South Africa. Her father is a policeman who cannot hide his joy when activist Steve Biko is caught by the South African authorities. Piper Dellums is the daughter of a US congressman from California and who lives in a ...
Style: semi serious, touching, melancholic, light, humorous ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing
Plot: youth, racism, black american, friendship, interracial relations, culture clash, family relations, disney, parents and children, teenage love, urban ghetto life, discrimination ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1968, year 1977
Place: usa, washington d.c., africa, south africa, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Evelyn Ryan, a midwestern housewife who managed to rescue her family from debt by entering contests for ad slogans sponsored by consumer product companies.
Style: touching, sentimental, inspirational, semi serious, uplifting ...
Audience: chick flick, kids
Plot: advertising, large family, optimism, underdog, adaptation, creativity, prize, americana, courage, small town, eviction, contests and competitions ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 60s
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, realistic, inspirational, sexy ...
Plot: prison, rebellion, human spirit, civil rights, prison life, oppression, politics, courage, brutality, family, racism, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
A Cry in the Dark (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Lindy Chamberlain: During a camping trip to Ayers Rock in outback Australia, she claims she witnessed a dingo taking her baby daughter, Azaria, from the family tent. Azaria's body is never found. After investigations ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, suspense, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: courtroom, court, courtroom drama, prejudice, legal, injustice, false accusation, investigation, murder, lawyer, jail, religious persecution ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Gracie (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: This is the story of a teenager named Gracie Bowen, who lives in South Orange, New Jersey, is crazy about soccer, as are her three brothers and former soccer star father. Although Gracie wants to join her brothers and father in the nightly ...
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: soccer, sport, female athlete, human spirit, family problems, follow your dream, rivalry, death in the family, athlete's life, family in crisis, society, ambition ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
My Brilliant Career (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young woman who is determined to maintain her independence finds herself at odds with her family who wants her to tame her wild side and get married.
Style: romantic, uplifting, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: ranch, writers, coming of age, feminist, women, summer, woman, human spirit, anti conformity, wilderness, fall in love, couples ...
Time: victorian era, 20th century, 70s, turn of the century, 1890s ...
Place: australia, new south wales, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Brooke Ellison Story (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 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: sincere, uplifting, touching, sentimental, saga ...
Plot: quadriplegic, college, against the odds, hospital, ambition, lifestyle, human spirit, teenage love, single parent, survival, tragic hero, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
A United Kingdom (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Czech Republic, UK, France, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The inspiring true story of Seretse Khama, the King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana), and Ruth Williams, the London office worker he married in 1948 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments. ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, sincere, thought provoking, inspirational
Plot: interracial marriage, forbidden love, racism, interracial romance, royal family, politics, king, marriage, freedom, husband wife relationship, promise, tradition ...
Time: 1940s, year 1947, 50s
Place: africa, england, south africa, london, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: uplifting, sincere, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Plot: abusive husband, culture clash, immigrants, society, injustice, estrangement, self discovery, dysfunctional family, human spirit, life is a bitch, hopes, gender ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, algeria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Catch a Fire (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, UK, South Africa, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The true story of anti-apartheid activists in South Africa, and particularly the life of Patrick Chamusso, a timid foreman at Secunda CTL, the largest synthetic fuel plant in the world. Patrick is wrongly accused, imprisoned and tortured for an ...
Style: tense, thought provoking, factual, emotional, harsh ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, racism, rebellion, fighting the system, civil rights, police brutality, apartheid, visceral, ethnic conflict, political unrest, false accusation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980, year 1991
Place: south africa, africa, angola
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
We of the Never Never (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Based on the well-loved Australian classic by Mrs. Aeneas Gunn, this is the remarkable true story of Jeannie Gunn, a woman who fought to overcome sexual and racial prejudice amid the harsh beauties of the outback. Leaving her Melbourne existence for ...
Style: serious, realistic, uplifting, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: australian aboriginal, strong female lead, aborigine, sexism, killing an animal, animal cruelty, feminist, racism, australian outback, graphic violence, strong female presence, hopes ...
Time: 20th century
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Something the Lord Made (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A dramatization of the relationship between heart surgery pioneers Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas.
Style: uplifting, sincere, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: racism, medical, prejudice, human spirit, interracial relations, surgeon, surgery, african american, friendship between men, university, patient, talented ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 50s, 70s ...
Place: maryland, south africa, baltimore, usa, nashville tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Gandhi, My Father (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: India, UK, South Africa, USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: With Gandhi My Father, producer Anil Kapoor and director Feroz Abbas Khan have shed light onto Gandhi the person, rather than Gandhi the icon. Using Gandhi’s political career as a canvas, the film paints a picture of his intricate, complex, and ...
Style: uplifting, touching, emotional, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: father son relationship, racism, tragedy, human spirit, rebelliousness, rebellion, rise to the top, fighting the system, estrangement, injustice, family relations, family problems ...
Time: 1940s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: india, africa, south africa, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, realistic, serious ...
Plot: pope, catholic church, rebellion, politics, world war two, church, religions or cults, forgery, clergy, hopes, artists and showbiz, society ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 70s, 60s, 50s
Place: poland, germany, europe, vatican, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Keys to the House (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Germany, France, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Meeting his handicapped son for the first time, a young father attempts to forge a relationship with the teenager.
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: parents and children, single parent, estrangement, teenage life, human nature, disability, hospital, self discovery, hopes, redemption, coming of age, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: italy, germany, europe, norway, milan italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: serious, realistic, emotional, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: apartheid, fighting the system, writer's life, downfall, lifestyle, family relations, estrangement, parents and children, bittersweet, society, writers, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: africa, south africa, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Stevie (1978)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Portrayal of British poet/author Stevie Smith and her life with her beloved aunt through direct dialogue with the audience by Stevie, as well as flashbacks, and narration by a friend. The movie mainly focuses on her relationship with her aunt, ...
Style: sexy, uplifting, realistic, serious, touching ...
Plot: poet, writers, loneliness, drowning, medical, girl, friendship, family relations, adolescence, down on your luck, fall in love, working class ...
Time: 70s
Place: moscow russia, paris france, yorkshire, buckingham palace, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 Åkerbloom, the daughter of a rich family in Uppsala. After their wedding Henrik becomes a priest in the north of Sweden. After a few ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, gloomy, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, clergy, wedding, infidelity, dysfunctional family, self discovery, love and romance, social differences, love affair, romance, parents and children, unfulfillment ...
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%