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, social differences, physical appearance, 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, life is a bitch, hopes, family relations, 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: touching, psychological, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: disability, hopes, social misfits, parents and children, life is a bitch, family in crisis, doctors and patients, youth, isolation, self discovery, mental illness, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ 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, emotional, serious, gloomy
Plot: downfall, writer's life, parents and children, artists and showbiz, estrangement, fighting the system, family relations, lifestyle, society, apartheid, footsie under the table, poet
Time: 60s, 20th century
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, touching, gloomy, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: clergy, love and romance, fall in love, couple relations, parents and children, couples, family problems, dysfunctional family, unfulfillment, love affair, crumbling marriage, 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: realistic, emotional, sincere, serious, touching
Plot: poverty, school, coffin, prostitution, parents and children, social misfits, hopes, village life, family in crisis, village, estrangement, society ...
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, uplifting, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: disability, paralysis, parents and children, hopes, life is a bitch, family in crisis, down on your luck, misfit, introspection, society, family relations, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 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, human spirit, coming of age, teenage love, love and romance, parents and children, single parent, protective parent, family relations, falling in love, freak, dignity ...
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, uplifting, touching ...
Plot: prison life, racism, apartheid, political unrest, society, warden, rebelliousness, self discovery, convict, social problems, leadership, fighting the system ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.4
 12K
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: bleak, serious, tense, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: friendship, racism, civil rights, police brutality, journalist, apartheid, politics, idealism, journalism, murder, discrimination, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: south africa, africa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 6.5
 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, sincere, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: society, social differences, small town, fall in love, parents and children, unlikely couple, interracial relations, love and romance, island, forbidden love, social relations, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: uplifting, captivating, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: college, hospital, high school, high school life, lifestyle, unfulfillment, family in crisis, social misfits, life is a bitch, parents and children, hopes, disability ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, realistic, uplifting, emotional, serious ...
Plot: food, social differences, society, starting over, farm, friendship, religions or cults, friends, hopes, political unrest, human spirit, redemption ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.4
 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: realistic, serious, emotional, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love affair, forbidden love, forceful separation, family relations, couples, society, racism, romance, parents and children, unlikely couple, interracial relations, wartime life ...
Time: 30s, 20s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: europe, holland
⇓ 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, captivating, serious, sincere
Plot: bible quote, tap dancing, racism, ambition, family relations, drug abuse, society, americana, misfit, small town, redemption, small town life ...
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, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: prison, prison life, racism, oppression, apartheid, discrimination, human spirit, idealism, rebellion, confined, life is a bitch, police brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 1990s, 1960s
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: disturbing, realistic, sincere, serious, emotional ...
Plot: racism, prison, discrimination, fighting the system, political unrest, false accusation, legal, society, congress, head of state, righting the wronged, injustice ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 80s
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, bleak, serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, murder, apartheid, priest, politics, self discovery, society, estrangement, dishonesty, family relations, crimes, parents and children ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 19th century
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.2
 184
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: sentimental, psychological, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: rehabilitation, on the road, youth, self discovery, best friends, underdog, disability, teenage life, mentally challenged, family relations, urban ghetto, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, pittsburgh, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.8
 320
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, serious ...
Plot: circus, eccentric family, coming of age, family relations, dysfunctional family, misfit, family problems, ambition, artists and showbiz, youth, self discovery, parents and children ...
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: touching, realistic, emotional, serious
Plot: adoption, society, family relations, parents and children, interracial relations, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, family problems, foster parent, mother daughter relationship, housewife, birth mother ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1960s
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ 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: realistic, uplifting, captivating, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: disability, dedicated educator, mute or deaf, power relations, human spirit, against the odds, youth, college, love and romance, young heroes, hopes, misfit ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: realistic, uplifting, emotional, serious
Plot: down on your luck, life is a bitch, hopes, human spirit, family problems, guru, society, redemption, religions or cults, self discovery, father son relationship, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.5
 777
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, emotional, serious, uplifting, thought provoking
Plot: racism, life is a bitch, rebellion, injustice, idealism, discrimination, rebelliousness, society, moral dilemma, parents and children, family life, family relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.5
 710
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: touching, gloomy, offbeat, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: child neglect, down on your luck, siblings relations, boarding school life, dysfunctional family, mental illness, misfit, society, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, parents and children, boarding school ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
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, sincere, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: feminism, culture clash, human spirit, family problems, dysfunctional family, society, misfit, gender, estrangement, injustice, self discovery, isolation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, algeria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.5
 396
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: serious, emotional, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Plot: cancer, christianity, marriage, faith, death, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, family in crisis, fall in love, couple relations, romance, love affair ...
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.3
 142K
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, emotional, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: human spirit, president, idealism, rugby, racism, apartheid, celebration, politician, historical character, blacks and whites, society, championship ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s, year 1995
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa, new jersey, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, biting, realistic, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: political unrest, family life, racism, life is a bitch, state affairs, interracial relations, master and servant, domestic disturbance, power relations, family relations, coming of age, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: kenya, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: disturbing, gloomy, emotional, serious, bleak ...
Plot: politics, pope, catholic church, state affairs, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, hopes, confined, wartime life, anti semitism, rebelliousness, society ...
Time: 70s, 30s, 60s, 40s, 50s ...
Place: poland, germany, europe, rome italy, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: emotional, sincere, sentimental, touching, uplifting ...
Plot: racism, discrimination, family relations, injustice, single parent, social differences, rich and poor, follow your dream, parents and children, couple relations, brother sister relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.2
 117
Kin (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: While on a hunt for elephant poachers in Namibia, a white female conservationist and a black lawyer fall for each other despite the condemnation by the local community.
Style: sentimental, sexual, serious, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: society, interracial relations, siblings relations, fall in love, isolation, danger, animal life, misfit, love, panties, priest, rejection ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%