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, captivating, emotional, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: fall in love, forbidden love, self discovery, human spirit, eccentric family, racism, parents and children, love and romance, hopes, family problems, physical appearance, social differences, society, couples, social misfits, identity crisis, interracial relations, family in crisis, civil rights, apartheid, family relations, misfit, sexual content, 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, touching and sincere films with plots about society, hopes, family relations, parents and children, human spirit, family problems and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like Skin: Belle (2013), Desert Flower (2009), Mask (1985), Sonny Boy (2011), The Best Intentions (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.3
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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: emotional, captivating, stylized, serious, inspirational ...
Plot: slavery, aristocracy, interracial relations, social differences, forbidden love, love and romance, society, high society, racism, estate, period piece, culture clash ...
Time: 18th century, victorian england, 1780s, 19th century
Place: england, europe, london, caribbean, africa ...
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100%
 7.4
 12K
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, captivating, touching, thought provoking, emotional ...
Plot: fighting the system, life is a bitch, model, feminism, human spirit, injustice, introspection, deportation, un, sexual abuse, supermodel, fashion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: somalia, africa, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.2
 25K
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, fall in love, protective parent, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, single parent, disfigurement ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 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, touching, sentimental, captivating, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: unlikely couple, interracial relations, forbidden love, romance, love affair, racism, parents and children, family relations, couples, society, forceful separation, bittersweet ...
Time: 40s, 20s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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: contemplative, realistic, emotional, talky, sincere ...
Plot: clergy, couple relations, family relations, crumbling marriage, social differences, couples, infidelity, self discovery, parents and children, society, fall in love, dysfunctional family ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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, emotional, sincere, touching, contemplative ...
Plot: culture clash, feminism, human spirit, self discovery, estrangement, society, injustice, dysfunctional family, family problems, immigrants, isolation, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, algeria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: sincere, uplifting, sentimental, touching, serious ...
Plot: college, hospital, against the odds, human spirit, ambition, teenage love, lifestyle, family problems, single parent, tragic hero, disability, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: isolation, impossible love, hopes, family problems, couple relations, parents and children, family relations, rivalry, mental institution, couples, teenage life, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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, sincere, captivating, realistic
Plot: racism, eccentric family, obsessive quest, americana, redemption, couple relations, family relations, misfit, society, lifestyle, small town, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa, west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, realistic, serious, sincere, uplifting ...
Plot: prison, human spirit, oppression, heroes, rebellion, political unrest, fighting the system, prison life, historical figure, marital problem, civil rights, social problems ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 1950s, 1990s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.3
 145K
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, serious ...
Plot: human spirit, president, idealism, rugby, historical character, racism, apartheid, celebration, politician, blacks and whites, sport team, contests and competitions ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 20th century, year 1995
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa, new jersey, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: contemplative, sincere, uplifting, clever, serious ...
Plot: racism, prison life, apartheid, society, convict, friendship, life is a bitch, fighting the system, human spirit, state affairs, injustice, warden ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s, 90s, 1990s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, sincere, emotional, touching, serious
Plot: prostitution, school, poverty, coffin, social relations, parents and children, family relations, family in crisis, village life, human spirit, family problems, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
World Traveler (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After hitting the road a man encounters characters that make him realize the importance of family.
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, humorous, talky ...
Plot: midlife crisis, self discovery, introspection, obsessive quest, starting over, couple relations, society, family problems, love and romance, human nature, family life, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: contemplative, serious, gloomy, realistic, emotional
Plot: apartheid, family relations, parents and children, bittersweet, downfall, writer's life, lifestyle, society, artists and showbiz, fighting the system, estrangement, poet ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.8
 323
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: sentimental, touching, emotional, atmospheric, offbeat ...
Plot: circus, ambition, performer's life, dysfunctional family, desire for fame, self discovery, parents and children, family relations, youth, artists and showbiz, family problems, eccentric family ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century
Place: hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.5
 6K
Cass (2008)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The incredible true story of how an orphaned Jamaican baby, adopted by an elderly white couple and brought up in an all white area of London, became one of the most feared and respected men in Britain.
Style: psychological, serious, rough, realistic, captivating
Plot: racism, adoption, rise to the top, lifestyle, self discovery, going straight, parents and children, rebelliousness, society, rebellion, machismo, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, sincere, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: food, political unrest, human spirit, farm, starting over, friendship, hopes, social differences, religions or cults, redemption, society, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Fifteen and Pregnant (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story, 15 year old Tina Spangler discovers she is pregnant. Her choices are abortion, adoption, or a lonely, exhausting life as a single parent. Abandoned by her boyfriend, she turns to her mother. Tina discovers although it has torn ...
Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pregnancy, family problems, teenage life, family in crisis, lifestyle, hopes, parent child relationship, sister sister relationship, husband wife relationship, high school, youth, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In the early 1970s, Cuban trumpeter Arturo Sandoval (Andy Garcia) is torn between his own musical dreams and the dreams of his wife, Marianela (Mía Maestro), a fervent supporter of the ideals of the Castro revolution. Also starring Charles S. ...
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, sincere, serious
Plot: jazz, showbiz, politics, political unrest, human spirit, musician's life, unfulfillment, relationship vs career, couples, revolution, society, family in crisis ...
Place: usa, cuba, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Bilal's Stand (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Bilal, a Muslim high school senior works at his family's long-owned taxi stand. "The Stand," as they call it, has been the source of all activity and money for the family for the last sixty years. It seems like Bílal is about to ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Audience: student film
Plot: coming of age, follow your dream, teenage life, family business, self discovery, workplace, family life, society, youth, parents and children, hopes, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Little Jerusalem (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An orthodox Jewish teen living with her family in France attempts to balance her religious upbringing with her increasingly complex view of the outside world.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: self discovery, opposites attract, culture clash, couples, social differences, infidelity, crumbling marriage, family problems, love and romance, lifestyle, society, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe, israel, middle east, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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, thought provoking, tense, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: friendship, racism, civil rights, police brutality, journalist, apartheid, politics, idealism, journalism, murder, injustice, hopes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: south africa, africa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Christmas at Maxwell's (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A successful American family retreat to their summer home on the banks of Lake Erie to find meaning in life, illness, loss, and change this Christmas. With a successful career in the wine business, and two amazing children, what more can a family ...
Style: uplifting, sincere, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: human spirit, family life, hopes, couples, homecoming, miraculous event, road not taken, parents and children, life is a bitch, family problems, love and romance, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, sincere, touching, serious
Plot: working class, president, social differences, siblings relations, family problems, hopes, ambition, dysfunctional family, family relations, urban ghetto, escapades, single parent ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: family relations, unlikely couple, forbidden love, estrangement, society, small town, love and romance, fall in love, parents and children, interracial relations, social differences, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: ireland, europe, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.4
 305
Majesty (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 100 min.
Story: One hour before the State Opening of Parliament, something very unusual happens. The Prime Minister appears and demands an adjustment to the Queen's speech. The speech concerns aid to Africa. Even with all the pressure around the State Opening, ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, captivating
Plot: royal family, politics, parents and children, family relations, private vs public, head of state, love and romance, disagreement, society, royal court, forbidden love, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, holland, south africa, netherlands, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Magic of Ordinary Days (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Pregnant out of wedlock, an educated young woman is pressured by her father into an arranged marriage with a lonely farmer in this drama set during WWII.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: love and romance, marriage of convenience, hopes, society, love affair, soldier, family relations, romance, life is a bitch, unhappy marriage, world war two, destiny ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.6
 168
Cavalcade (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An accomplished playboy Leo neglects his girlfriend and enjoys parties. His girlfriend parts from him and then, when he wants to see her once more, he has an accident. He survives, but his whole life is now to be changed. This film is about fetching ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional
Plot: disability, redemption, life turned upside down, human spirit, friendship, womanizer, rehabilitation, true love, couples, hopes, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: realistic, gloomy, serious, touching, emotional ...
Plot: disability, paralysis, human spirit, family problems, life is a bitch, family relations, family in crisis, hopes, strong female presence, introspection, society, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, south africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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