Movies like Hope and a Little Sugar

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Hope and a Little Sugar (2006)
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Hope and a Little Sugar (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: India, USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Ali (Amit Sial) is a photographer and bike messenger who lives in New York. He develops a friendship and falls in love with a married woman, Saloni Oberoi (Mahima Chaudhry). When her husband, Harry Oberoi (Vikram Chatwal), is killed during the September 11 attacks, Harry's father, a retired Colonel (Anupam Kher), begins to take his aggressions out on Ali for being a Muslim. Although Mrs. Oberoi (Suhasini Mulay) tries to stop the Colonel's behavior, the situation escalates as the Colonel, himself, becomes the target of social post-9/11 aggression directed towards him because he is a Sikh. (Wikipedia)
Style: sentimental, inter cultural
Plot: racism, indian lead, christmas, dancing, santa claus, musician, firefighter, religion, violence, halloween, islam, snow, photographer, terrorism, muslim, singing, african american, airport, cafe, rage, bar, death of husband, little boy, beating, loss ...
Time: year 1992, year 2001
Place: india, bombay india

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and emotional films with plots about husband wife relationship, father son relationship, mother son relationship, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, death and hospital mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Hope and a Little Sugar: Places in the Heart (1984), Blessing (1994), Back When We Were Grownups (2004), Waterborne (2005), Behind the Red Door (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Places in the Heart (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In 1930s Southern US, a widow and her family try to run their cotton farm with the help of a disparate group of friends.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: farm, small town, friendship, racism, widow, redemption, hopes, love and romance, family relations, outside help, family problems, human spirit ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Something to Live for: The Alison Gertz Story (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An AIDS-stricken woman becomes a leader in the struggle to educate people about the disease and its prevention.
Plot: old lady, treatment, intravenous, speaker, x ray, mortality, hiv, seminar, friendship, book, bar, guilt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Blessing (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set on a Wisconsin dairy farm, Randi, the daughter, is trying to find a way to escape the farm, but her devotion to her family especially Clovis her younger brother is preventing her from doing that; until, that is, she met the local milk truck ...
Plot: lottery, dysfunctional family, brother sister relationship, religion, farm, drifter, waitress, abusive father, astrologer, roadhouse, milkman, cow ...
Time: 1990s
Place: wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Back When We Were Grownups (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A 53-year-old widow believes she's turned into the wrong person in this bittersweet tale based on Anne Tyler's best-seller. Beck's (Blythe Danner) plate is full: She runs a catering business and cares for her large family, but feels ...
Plot: doctor, wedding, unhappiness, father daughter relationship, record player, picnic, park, snow, painting, crying, school, phonograph record ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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 723
Waterborne (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Heera Bhatti, an American-Sikh, runs a corner store in Los Angeles with the help of her son, Vikram, and Gulu. She does not approve of Vikram's Caucasian girlfriend, Lillian, and would prefer that Vikram marry a Punjabi girl, but Vikram has ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, bleak, serious, captivating ...
Plot: survival, racism, terrorism, deadly, heroes, plague, danger, urban, society, human nature, chaos and mayhem, anti heroes ...
Time: future
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Behind the Red Door (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Set in New York and New England (but filmed in Newfoundland), Behind the Red Door stars Kyra Sedgwick as Manhattan-based photographer Natalie Haddad, who enjoys success with her strangely gloomy and foreboding camerawork. When her agent and best ...
Style: sincere, serious, psychological, touching, realistic
Plot: estrangement, siblings relations, gays and lesbians, family relations, love and romance, parents and children, self discovery, gender, terminal illness, haunted by the past, family life, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Ocean of Pearls (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: As a Sikh man with a full beard and turban, AMRIT SINGH is often the target of racial profiling. But when he sees his dreams of becoming Chief of Surgery at a state-of-the-art transplant center dwindle because of his appearance, Amrit goes against a ...
Style: uplifting, sentimental, serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: sikh, hopes, doctors and patients, parents and children, ambition, culture clash, workplace, hospital, discrimination, immigrants, family relations, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, detroit, toronto ontario canada, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.9
 2K
Joshua (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When Joshua moves to the outskirts of Auburn, he awakens the curiosity of the sleepy town. They don’t know who he is or where he came from, but no one can shake the feeling they’ve known him for years. Despite his benevolence and selfless work ...
Style: feel good, touching, sincere, serious, uplifting
Plot: small town, cause and meaning, mysterious character, imaginary, hopes, miraculous event, social relations, healing power, religions or cults, society, self discovery, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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My Name Is Khan (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: India, USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Rizwan Khan, a Muslim from the Borivali section of Mumbai, has Asperger's syndrome. He marries a Hindu single mother, Mandira, in San Francisco. After 9/11, Rizwan is detained by authorities at LAX who treat him as a terrorist because of his ...
Style: touching, uplifting, sincere, sentimental, inspirational ...
Plot: muslim, false accusation, mental illness, prejudice, autism, racism, journey, true love, optimism, fall in love, hopes, redemption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.9
 288
Men Don't Tell (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: This movie shows another side to spousal abuse that not too many people thought is possible--the husband being abused and the wife the abuser.
Plot: wedding, humiliation, crying man, abuse, hospital, argument, jealousy, attempted murder, reconciliation, thrown through a window, hypocrisy, father daughter relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.6
 28K
Tyrannosaur (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The story of Joseph a man plagued by violence and a rage that is driving him to self-destruction. As Joseph's life spirals into turmoil a chance of redemption appears in the form of Hannah, a Christian charity shop worker. Their relationship ...
Style: bleak, realistic, emotional, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: domestic violence, rage, dog, violence, abuse, death of husband, urination, beating, prison visit, drunkenness, pub, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2010
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
12 and Holding (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three pre-adolescents with virginal and eager-of-signals naivety, hit headlong against monstrous and inhospitable loneliness, in the incandescent fire among the ashes of their own inocence.
Style: realistic, touching, clever, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, adoption, friendship, hospital, loss of son, vengeance, youth, haunted by the past, family problems, suburbs, death in the family, innocence lost ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.2
 109
Paradise (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: Televangelist Bobby Paradise "saw God" in some space debris when he was returning to Earth as an astronaut. Or at least he was convinced he did by his wife, a Cape Canaveral groupie at the time Bobby was with NASA. Now they have built up ...
Plot: sex, money, father son relationship, marriage, faith, bar, kiss, song, singing, female nudity, brother brother relationship, prison ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Down in the Delta (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rosa Lynn sends her druggie daughter Loretta and her children Thomas and Tracy away from the big city to live with their uncle Earl in the ancestral home in rural Mississippi. Earl puts Loretta to work in his restaurant, Just Chicken, while also ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: farm, dysfunctional family, social worker, society, alcohol abuse, human nature, family relations, family in crisis, love and romance, life is a bitch, hopes, starting over ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, chicago illinois, atlanta georgia, alabama ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Safety of Objects (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In a suburban landscape, the lives of several families interlace with loss, despair and personal crisis. Esther Gold has lost focus on all but caring for her comatose son, Paul, and neglects her daughter and husband. Lawyer Jim Train is devoted to ...
Style: psychological, realistic, tense, serious, emotional ...
Plot: coma, train, dysfunctional family, suburban life, social relations, siblings relations, family relations, dedicated lawyer, crumbling marriage, promotion, single parent, power relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.3
 8K
Eve's Bayou (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story is set in 1962 Louisiana. The big Batiste family is headed by charming doctor Louis. Though he is married to beautiful Roz, he has a weakness for attractive women patients. One day Louis is flirting with married and sexy Metty Mereaux, not ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, infidelity, incest, prophecy, small town, murder, menstruation, aunt niece relationship, tavern, superstition, all black cast, curse ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Grace Card (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Everything can change in an instant ... and take a lifetime to unravel. When Mac McDonald loses his son in an accident, the ensuing 17 years of bitterness and pain erodes his love for his family and leaves him angry with God ... and just about ...
Style: touching, uplifting, emotional, serious, realistic ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tennessee, usa, memphis
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Pressure Point (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An African-American prison psychiatrist (Sidney Poitier) finds the boundaries of his professionalism sorely tested when he must counsel a disturbed inmate (Bobby Darin) with bigoted Nazi tendencies.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, sincere, serious, psychological
Plot: prison, psychopath, nightmare, psychiatrist, hopes, power relations, doctors and patients, kids in trouble, interracial relations, confined, haunted by the past, racism ...
Time: 40s, year 1942, 1940s
Place: harlem manhattan new york city, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Poor Boy's Game (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Donnie Rose went to prison for beating a young man so brutally it left him handicapped for life. Nine years later, Donnie is out. He's a different man with only one place to go: back home to the same violent and racist neighborhood that created ...
Style: serious, tense, rough, realistic
Plot: vengeance, redemption, racism, starting over, athlete's life, hopes, interracial relations, sport, contests and competitions, foe turned friend, social relations, strong sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, nova scotia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.5
 90K
Reign Over Me (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A man who lost his family in the September 11 attack on New York City runs into his old college roommate. Rekindling the friendship is the one thing that appears able to help the man recover from his grief.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, psychological, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, 9/11, life changing experience, dealing with death, haunted by the past, loss of loved one, tragic event, friends, character change, family, childhood memory, widow widower ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.5
 595
Susan Slade (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A pregnant teen allows her mother to pass the baby off as her own.
Plot: airport, death of father, horse jumping, thrown from a horse, saving a life, suicide attempt, death of husband, teenage pregnancy, deception, swimming, singing, spoken inner thoughts ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Shipping News (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An emotionally-beaten man with his young daughter moves to his ancestral home in Newfoundland to reclaim his life.
Style: sentimental, serious, touching, melancholic, emotional ...
Plot: redemption, small town, single parent, starting over, haunted by the past, adultery, love and romance, parents and children, love affair, self discovery, family relations, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, atlantic ocean, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.5
 833
Return to Zero (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a successful couple, Maggie and Aaron who are preparing for the arrival of their first child.
Style: serious, emotional, gloomy, touching, realistic
Plot: pregnancy, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, couple relations, life turned upside down, crumbling marriage, couples, family problems, confrontation, therapist, having sex with skirt hiked up, awkward situation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Behind The Sun (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
Story: Samir Majan a young man born and raised a Muslim in the Middle East attends college in America. While at college Samir becomes a Christian, and must go home and face his family.
Style: christian film
Plot: outcast, religious conversion, christian, religion, muslim, prayer, friendship, friend, father son relationship, church, airport, religious intolerance ...
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Joy Luck Club (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, China
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Through a series of flashbacks, four young chinese women born in America and their respective mothers born in feudal China, explore their past. This search will help them understand their difficult mother/daughter relationship.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: mother daughter relationship, architect, chess, chinese american, chinese, friendship, immigrants, family, feminism, human nature, self discovery, generation gap ...
Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The King of Marvin Gardens (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Jason Staebler lives on the Boardwalk and fronts for the local mob in Atlantic City. He is a dreamer, who asks his brother David, a radio personality from Philadelphia to help him build a paradise on a Pacific Island, yet another of his ...
Style: tense, realistic, gloomy, serious, clever ...
Plot: island, embezzlement, boardwalk, jail, human nature, cons and scams, parents and children, family relations, siblings relations, crime, family life, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: philadelphia, usa, hawaii, new jersey, atlantic city new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
One Potato, Two Potato (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Study of interracial marriage in the 1960's. A white divorcée falls in love with and marries an African-American man. When her ex-husband sues for custody of her child, arguing that a mixed household is an improper place to raise the girl, the ...
Plot: marriage, child custody, racism, prejudice, miscegenation, interracial couple, toy gun, hopscotch, race, little girl, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Place: midwest, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.2
 85K
Fences (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In 1950s Pittsburgh, a frustrated African-American father struggles with the constraints of poverty, racism, and his own inner demons as he tries to raise a family.
Style: dramatic, talky, intense, interesting, emotional ...
Plot: father son relationship, baseball, african american, father, racism, war veteran, struggle, baby, soldier, snow, infidelity, adultery ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Human Contract (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A free-spirited woman leads a businessman down a path of reckless abandon.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, sexual, gloomy ...
Plot: sexual relations, siblings relations, manipulations, power relations, crumbling marriage, workplace situations, family relations, suburban life, unfulfillment, family problems, suburbs, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The King of Masks (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Wang Bianlian is an aging street performer known as the King of Mask for his mastery of Sichuan Change Art in a true story. His wife left him with and infant son over 30 years ago. The son died from illness at age 10. This left Wang a melancholy ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: adoption, orphan, street performer, theater, black market, parents and children, family relations, down on your luck, deception, culture clash, artist, opera ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s, contemporary
Place: china, asia, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%