Movies like Skin 2008

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Skin (2008)
 6.9
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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, family in crisis, eccentric family, 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 serious, realistic, emotional and touching films with plots about society, family relations, hopes, life is a bitch, human spirit, parents and children and family problems mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like Skin: Belle (2013), Mockingbird Don't Sing (2001), Black Butterflies (2011), The Best Intentions (1992), Life, Above All (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.4
 26K
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, stylized, emotional, inspirational, sentimental ...
Plot: slavery, interracial relations, aristocracy, social differences, forbidden love, love and romance, society, high society, heir heiress, racism, period piece, culture clash ...
Time: 18th century, victorian england, 1780s, 19th century
Place: england, europe, london, africa, caribbean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, sincere, uplifting, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: disability, doctors and patients, parents and children, social misfits, family in crisis, human spirit, life is a bitch, hopes, youth, isolation, mental illness, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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: emotional, realistic, gloomy, serious
Plot: estrangement, downfall, fighting the system, lifestyle, society, family relations, artists and showbiz, parents and children, writer's life, apartheid, footsie under the table, poet
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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: talky, sincere, emotional, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: clergy, couple relations, crumbling marriage, love and romance, romance, parents and children, family relations, self discovery, unfulfillment, love affair, fall in love, social differences ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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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, serious, emotional, sincere, realistic
Plot: poverty, school, coffin, prostitution, parents and children, social misfits, human spirit, hopes, youth, estrangement, village life, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: disability, paralysis, single parent, parents and children, family in crisis, down on your luck, human spirit, misfit, society, introspection, family relations, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, south africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 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, uplifting, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: disability, falling in love, human spirit, coming of age, teenage love, love and romance, protective parent, family relations, single parent, parents and children, disfigurement, dignity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: realistic, serious, clever, sincere, uplifting ...
Plot: prison life, racism, apartheid, friends, social problems, politics, convict, friendship, rebellion, warden, life is a bitch, human spirit ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 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: realistic, tense, thought provoking, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: friendship, racism, civil rights, police brutality, journalist, apartheid, politics, idealism, journalism, murder, injustice, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: south africa, africa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, couples, small town life, love and romance, unlikely couple, fall in love, parents and children, interracial relations, social relations, social differences, island, small town ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, captivating ...
Plot: hospital, high school, college, high school life, lifestyle, society, misfit, youth, single parent, family problems, against the odds, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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: sincere, captivating, emotional, realistic, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: life is a bitch, society, forbidden love, couples, forceful separation, family relations, racism, unlikely couple, couple relations, wartime life, love affair, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 20s, 40s, 1930s
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: serious, captivating, sincere, realistic
Plot: tap dancing, racism, bible quote, ambition, small town, couple relations, life is a bitch, human spirit, dancer's life, family relations, misfit, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa, west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: christian film, serious, realistic, touching, uplifting ...
Plot: food, human spirit, hopes, farm, political unrest, friendship, redemption, social differences, friends, religions or cults, starting over, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: tense, emotional, captivating, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: racism, prison, discrimination, politics, righting the wronged, injustice, society, rebellion, congress, legal, false accusation, political unrest ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 60s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, serious, bleak, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, murder, apartheid, priest, politics, self discovery, dishonesty, estrangement, family relations, courtroom drama, introspection, society ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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: psychological, serious, touching, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: mentally challenged, misfit, society, rehabilitation, on the road, disability, underdog, best friends, youth, urban ghetto, family relations, teenage life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: pittsburgh, philadelphia, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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, emotional ...
Plot: circus, desire for fame, family relations, coming of age, dysfunctional family, misfit, immigrants, eccentric family, artists and showbiz, youth, family problems, self discovery ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century
Place: hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, interracial relations, parents and children, family problems, society, family relations, birth mother, foster parent, housewife, rape ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1960s
Place: wisconsin, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, sincere, uplifting ...
Plot: prison, human spirit, oppression, heroes, rebellion, political unrest, fighting the system, prison life, historical figure, civil rights, marital problem, social problems ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 1960s, 1990s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: uplifting, emotional, captivating, sincere, serious ...
Plot: disability, hopes, dedicated educator, against the odds, misfit, power relations, youth, college, young heroes, love and romance, teachers and students, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1900s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, realistic, emotional, uplifting
Plot: human spirit, hopes, down on your luck, life is a bitch, family problems, guru, redemption, religions or cults, society, self discovery, kidnapping, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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, serious, thought provoking, uplifting, emotional
Plot: racism, idealism, parents and children, human spirit, life is a bitch, political unrest, family problems, fighting the system, family life, family relations, society, moral dilemma ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Movie in collections
 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: realistic, gloomy, offbeat, touching, captivating ...
Plot: child neglect, social misfits, boarding school life, siblings relations, life is a bitch, parents and children, teenage life, society, misfit, down on your luck, youth, boarding school ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, serious, touching, gloomy, uplifting ...
Plot: culture clash, feminism, confined, estrangement, self discovery, family problems, dysfunctional family, isolation, immigrants, human spirit, society, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: algeria, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: sincere, emotional, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: teaching, school, teachers and students, mentally challenged, hopes, dedicated educator, human spirit, social misfits, boss and employee, parents and children, family relations, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Lula, the Son of Brazil (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Brazil, Argentina
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The true story of a working class boy who moves to the nation's financial capital at a young age and becomes one the most influential politician in Brazil's history.
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, sincere, serious
Plot: working class, president, hopes, siblings relations, family problems, ambition, dysfunctional family, social differences, escapades, rise to the top, parents and children, family in crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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: talky, emotional, uplifting, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: marriage, faith, christianity, death, cancer, couple relations, hopes, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, human spirit, family in crisis, love and romance ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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, sincere, emotional, serious ...
Plot: human spirit, president, idealism, rugby, racism, apartheid, celebration, politician, blacks and whites, historical character, sport team, contests and competitions ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s, year 1995
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa, new jersey, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: serious, disturbing, realistic, biting, thought provoking ...
Plot: coming of age, moral dilemma, society, discrimination, rebellion, social differences, politics, racism, culture clash, danger, youth, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: kenya, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%