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Aaron Loves Angela (1975)
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Aaron Loves Angela (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Aaron and Angela, two young adults living in the Harlem ghetto of New York City, are deeply in love with each other. The only thing standing in the way of their love is their families. Aaron is black, while Angela is Puerto Rican, and neither family wants one of their own to associate with the others. As the pair rebel against the prejudices of their families, they soon find the conflict spreading out to their friends and neighbors, until the hatred threatens to spiral out of control.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: prostitute, interracial relations, tragic love, strong sexual content, forbidden love, youth, romance, crimes, racism, alcohol abuse, graphic violence, parents and children, love and romance, life is a bitch, fall in love, injustice, couples, love affair, teenage life, young lovers, social differences, society, drug dealing, opposites attract, lifestyle ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, harlem, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and bleak films with plots about society, life is a bitch, love and romance, romance, urban, interracial relations and crimes mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres. Some movies like Aaron Loves Angela: China Girl (1987), Brooklyn Babylon (2001), Zebrahead (1992), Claudine (1974), Willie Dynamite (1974). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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China Girl (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Teenage lovers Tony (Richard Panebianco) and Tyan-Hwa (Sari Chang) tip the balance of power in New York's Little Italy and Chinatown.
Style: serious, realistic, tragic ending, romantic, modern day adaptation
Plot: racism, interracial relations, tragic love, restaurant, forbidden love, gang, gangsters, street gang, couples, love affair, social decay, fall in love ...
Place: new york, usa, italy, europe, manhattan new york city
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Brooklyn Babylon (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A charismatic rapper falls in love with a young Jewish girl despite the confines of her religious background.
Style: sentimental, sincere, touching, serious, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, interracial relations, culture clash, social differences, tragic love, social decay, unlikely couple, opposites attract, musician's life, fall in love, racism, love affair ...
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
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Zebrahead (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Interracial love story set in Detroit.
Style: sincere, bleak, gloomy, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: interracial relations, high school, high school life, forbidden love, buddies, society, life is a bitch, young lovers, romance, love and romance, lifestyle, youth ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 70s
Place: detroit, usa, new york, california
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Claudine (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Diahann Carroll was nominated for both an Oscar and a Golden Globe award for her gripping portrayal as the indomitable Claudine in this heartwarming comedy. While struggling to support herself and her six children in Harlem by working as a maid for ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, touching, sincere
Plot: single parent, social worker, single mother, dedicated educator, life is a bitch, society, hopes, romance, love and romance, injustice, family relations, urban ghetto ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa, harlem, manhattan new york city
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Willie Dynamite (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Willie Dynamite is a pimp who operates in New York City. Willie was a big success as a pimp, but now, just as fast as he rose to the top, he has hit bottom. A former prostitute who has become a social worker tries to get Willie to clean up his life ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, bleak, rough ...
Plot: prostitute, pimp, graphic violence, life is a bitch, crimes, downfall, drug dealing, society, lifestyle, going straight, social decay, city life ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
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Strays (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Rick (Diesel) is frustrated by the repetitious grind of one-night stands and aimless hustling. Whilst looking for more to his life he meets Heather (Lanza), a neighbour. Rick takes the opportunity to escape his boring life style with her, but soon ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense
Plot: gang, redemption, drug dealer, love and romance, opposites attract, buddies, social misfits, society, juvenile delinquency, misfit, life is a bitch, going straight ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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Jungle Fever (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A successful and married black man contemplates having an affair with a white girl from work. He's quite rightly worried that the racial difference would make an already taboo relationship even worse.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sexy, sentimental ...
Plot: interracial romance, architect, interracial relations, black man white woman relationship, love affair, social differences, society, romance, couples, infidelity, prejudice, drug abuse ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, harlem, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city ...
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For Love of Ivy (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When it was released in 1968, For Love of Ivy was the first mainstream Hollywood film to depict a mature romantic relationship between a black man and woman. Sidney Poitier stars as Jack Parks, a trucking executive who runs an illegal travelling ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: gambling, romance, family relations, couples, eligible bachelor, couple relations, family life, cons and scams, fall in love, interracial relations, social differences, love affair ...
Time: 60s
Place: harlem, new york, manhattan new york city
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57%
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The Little Polish (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Argentina
Duration: 92 min.
Story: At age 13, a street kid known as "El Polaquito" makes his living mostly by singing tangos (originally sung by his namesake, the singer "El Polaco") on Buenos Aires commuter trains. He falls in love with a 16 year old prostitute, ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, bleak
Plot: prostitute, train, orphan, juvenile delinquency, love affair, teenage life, rescue, romance, life is a bitch, love and romance, crimes, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina
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51%
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Zooey (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Angel and Zooey are not your typical newlyweds. Zooey is a professional prostitute and Angel is a drug dealer. Yet they are not without hopes and dreams, of escaping their life in the streets and starting a new in a fresh painted cottage with picked ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, bleak, gloomy
Plot: prostitute, love affair, lifestyle, going straight, addiction, drug abuse, hopes, life is a bitch, society, youth, survival, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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The Tenants (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of a Jewish novelist, Harry Lesser, struggling to complete his latest work, and his antagonistic relationship with a black writer who moves in down the hall.
Style: thought provoking, serious, suspenseful, rough, tense ...
Plot: friendship, interracial relations, couple relations, writer's life, couples, losing-it hero, militant, friend, interracial couple, father son relationship, manuscript, writers ...
Time: 70s, year 1972
Place: usa, new york, harlem, detroit, coney island brooklyn new york city ...
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West Side Story (1961)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: In the slums of the upper West Side of Manhattan, New York, a gang of Polish-American teenagers called the Jets compete with a rival gang of recently immigrated Puerto Ricans, the Sharks, to "own" the neighborhood streets. Tensions are ...
Style: stylized, tense, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, rivalry, tragic love, interracial relations, gang war, gang, young love, prejudice, immigrants, jealousy, youth, street gang ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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43%
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Steve + Sky (2004)
Genre: Romance, Drama, Comedy
Country: Belgium
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Steve + Sky is a story about two struggling teenagers who are trying to find their own place in the world. He is a small-time crook recently released from prison and she is a prostitute craving some love and affection. They find each other in an ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, humorous, sincere ...
Plot: love affair, fall in love, life is a bitch, romance, love and romance, pimp, misfit, drug dealing, crimes, prostitute, criminal heroes, prison ...
Time: contemporary
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Corrupt (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 69 min.
Story: After decades of terror, two deadly street gangs reach a delicate truce and young MJ (Silkk the Shocker) sees a way out of the hood once and for all. Only Corrupt (Ice-T) stands in MJ's way, resulting into a violent and brutal roller coaster ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, gangsters, urban setting, urban ghetto, crimes, drug dealing, youth, criminal heroes, society, juvenile delinquency, social misfits, going straight ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
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The Landlord (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: At the age of twenty-nine, Elgar Enders "runs away" from home. This running away consists of buying a building in a black ghetto in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn. Initially his intention is to evict the black tenants and convert it ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, witty, humorous, clever ...
Plot: satire, interracial relations, opposites attract, family relations, landlord, tenant, fall in love, introspection, city life, urban ghetto life, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
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40%
Don't Let Me Drown (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In a post-September 11th world overflowing with fear and hate, two Latino teens discover that sometimes the only thing that can keep them from drowning is love.
Style: realistic, sentimental, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, romance, immigrants, family relations, society, youth, parents and children, teenager, post september 11 2001, love, sexual content, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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38%
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Amira & Sam (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sam, a soldier who had served in Afghanistan and Iraq, meets Amira when he visits her uncle, Bassam, who had served as Sam's Iraqi translator. Bassam and Sam have a special bond due to their time together in the war. Initially Amira does not ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: veteran, interracial relations, immigrants, interracial romance, opposites attract, unlikely couple, life is a bitch, culture clash, fall in love, forbidden love, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, iraq, manhattan new york city
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36%
Sabah: A Love Story (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: One day, when Sabah least expects it, she falls in love with the wrong man. She's Muslim, he's not. Unbeknownst to her family, she goes on a whirlwind affair before both culture and love collide.
Style: serious, emotional, touching, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: forbidden love, culture clash, love affair, social differences, romance, opposites attract, society, family problems, couples, fall in love, family relations, immigrants ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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36%
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Wuthering Heights (2003)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A musical version of the classic story set in the modern day.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, stylized
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: young lovers, love affair, teenage life, social differences, love triangle, youth, tragic love, opposites attract, fall in love, couples, romance, forbidden love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
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The Klansman (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A small southern town has just been rocked by a tragedy: a young woman has been violently raped. The white town fathers immediately declare that the attacker had to be black, and place the blame on Garth, a young black man. Assuming that the men in ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: ku klux klan, racism, interracial relations, false accusation, small town, social relations, rally, injustice, legal action, rivalry, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa
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Sucker Free City (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The film follows three young men as they are drawn into lives of crime. Nick (Crowley) uses his entry-level corporate job to commit credit card fraud and deals drugs on the side. K-Luv (Mackie) is a member of the "V-Dubs", an ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, bleak, tense
Plot: urban ghetto life, gang, racism, life is a bitch, crimes, social decay, juvenile delinquency, gangsters, police investigation, dysfunctional family, city life, interracial relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
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34%
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Sugar Hill (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In the Harlem neighborhood of New York City, the Mafia steps in when a drug dealer quits his partner brother to lead a straight life with his girlfriend.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: drug dealing, going straight, crimes, gang, urban ghetto, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, addiction, drug abuse, siblings relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, harlem, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Squeeze (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Ty, Hector, and Bao are close friends in a tough section of Boston, where they're called "the PG-13 crew." They're 14, decent kids with few skills who've bailed out of school. A small gang of older tough guys, led by Marcus ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: gang, gas station, friendship, social decay, urban ghetto life, teenage life, against the odds, innocence lost, city life, coming of age, life is a bitch, youth ...
Time: 90s
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34%
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Straight Out of Brooklyn (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A Special Jury Award winner at the Sundance Film Festival, this drama stars a then-19-year-old Matty Rich (who also wrote and directed it). Rich plays Larry, a troubled teen living in the rough Red Hook section of Brooklyn who decides he wants out ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, suspenseful, rough
Plot: racism, drug dealing, kids in trouble, urban ghetto, family relations, urban ghetto life, interracial relations, social decay, family life, heist, family in crisis, city life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
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Love Hurts (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Renata is a young high-class girl and Ulises is a poor guy. They both fall in love, but they must fight against everyone, specially Renata's rich parents, who want to stop their love by sending her to Canada. The story remarks the difference ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, against the odds, forbidden love, social differences, young lovers, romance, society, youth, family problems, fall in love, parents and children, teenage girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, mexico, mexico city
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32%
Cornbread, Earl and Me (1975)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The unintentional shooting by police of a star basketball player has profound personal, political and community repercussions in this acclaimed adaptation of the novel Hog Butcher by Ronald Fair. This was one of the more thoughtful urban dramas ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: interracial relations, murder, racism, urban ghetto, sport team, rapist, power relations, injustice, sport, crimes, hopes, ambition ...
Time: 70s
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31%
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Fresh (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Michael is a 12-year-old drug pusher who lives in a crowded house with his cousins and aunt. His father has become a street bum,but still meets with Fresh on occasion to play chess. Fresh is rather quiet in a crazy world. Fresh's sister is a ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, realistic, tense, touching ...
Plot: african american, chess, drug dealing, drug lord, crimes, juvenile delinquency, childhood trauma, life is a bitch, youth, family relations, urban ghetto, revenge ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, new jersey
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31%
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The Affair (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A black soldier in World War II England begins an affair with a white woman whose husband is a soldier currently overseas in battle and in doubts of her relationship with him as she discovered he had been having an affair with his secretary.
Style: bleak, emotional, gloomy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: black man white woman sex, racism, interracial relations, world war two, love and romance, military, life is a bitch, war, romance, soldier, opposites attract, society ...
Place: england, europe
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30%
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In the Mix (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A successful DJ named Darrel (Usher), managed to rescue a powerful mobster one night. In order to repay Darrell, the mobster, Frank Pacelli, gives him the task of protecting his daughter, Dolly (Chriqui)
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, captivating
Audience: date night
Plot: betrayal, interracial relations, gangsters, unlikely couple, forbidden love, fall in love, couples, family relations, hidden identity, rivalry, romance, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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30%
Once Upon a Time in Rio (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Situated just above the awe-inspiring Ipanema beach in Rio is the Cantagalo slum. Every day, floods of Cantagalo residents make their way down the mountain, only to disappear into their surroundings as part of the invisible working-class that cleans ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: love, love and romance, romance, social differences, forbidden love, parents and children, life is a bitch, family relations, couples, fall in love, rich and poor, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, rio de janeiro, brazil
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30%