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, gift, beating ...
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, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, mother son relationship, hospital and crying 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, uplifting ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: farm, small town, friendship, racism, widow, redemption, outside help, friends, social relations, hopes, family in crisis, parents and children ...
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: dancing, doctor, friendship, student, hypodermic needle, crying, horse and carriage, speech, husband wife relationship, medicine, rain, candle ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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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: waitress, drunkenness, neighbor, cafe, dysfunctional family, brother sister relationship, lottery, cow, milkman, abusive father, drifter, farm ...
Time: 1990s
Place: wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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, restaurant, snow, school, mother daughter relationship, picnic, crying, little girl, christmas, father daughter relationship ...
⇓ 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, captivating, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: racism, terrorism, survival, chaos, society, bio weapon, deadly, heroes, plague, danger, chaos and mayhem, anti heroes ...
Time: future
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, psychological
Plot: parents and children, gays and lesbians, siblings relations, love and romance, estrangement, family life, family relations, human nature, self discovery, haunted by the past, terminal illness, gender ...
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, realistic, serious, sincere, sentimental
Plot: sikh, hospital, doctors and patients, immigrants, hopes, parents and children, society, ambition, discrimination, family life, workplace, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary
Place: detroit, usa, michigan, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
What They Had (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A woman must fly back to her hometown when her Alzheimer's-stricken mother, wanders into a blizzard. The return home forces her to confront her past.
Plot: mother daughter relationship, snow, blizzard, alzheimer's disease, airport, drunkenness, loneliness, brushing teeth, death of husband, search, irish american, shoes ...
Place: chicago illinois, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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, fall in love, hopes, optimism, true love, islam ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 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: touching, feel good, sincere, serious, uplifting
Plot: small town, imaginary, hopes, miraculous event, mysterious character, cause and meaning, redemption, small town life, healing power, society, self discovery, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: jealous wife, unconsciousness, double standard, split lip, father daughter relationship, crying man, apology, humiliation, marriage, christmas, father son relationship, thrown through a window ...
⇓ 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, drunkenness, beating, pub, urination, prison visit, 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, serious, clever, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, adoption, friendship, hospital, loss of son, vengeance, family problems, hopes, family in crisis, parents and children, haunted by the past, innocence lost ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: infidelity, board of directors, televangelist, salvation, senator, website, boxing match, cheese, breasts, computer, sister sister relationship, astronaut ...
⇓ 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, sincere ...
Plot: farm, dysfunctional family, human nature, society, alcohol abuse, starting over, family relations, parents and children, dysfunctional character, family in crisis, life is a bitch, social worker ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, chicago illinois, alabama, atlanta georgia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 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: serious, atmospheric, captivating, thought provoking, touching ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, infidelity, incest, prophecy, murder, small town, curse, tavern, all black cast, aunt niece relationship, superstition, coming of age ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, tense, emotional, serious, realistic ...
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Time: contemporary
⇓ 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: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, uplifting ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, racism, religions or cults, clergy, promotion, redemption, society, partners, family problems, partners against crime, reluctant partners, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tennessee, memphis, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: thought provoking, sincere, serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: prison, psychopath, psychiatrist, nightmare, confined, interracial relations, hopes, prison life, society, rebelliousness, mentally unstable, mental illness ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, year 1942
Place: manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, madison square garden manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: tense, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: vengeance, redemption, racism, hopes, athlete's life, contests and competitions, sport, opponent, strong sexual content, starting over, grudge, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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, loss of spouse ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: adultery, redemption, small town, starting over, single parent, haunted by the past, parents and children, love and romance, love affair, family relations, self discovery, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, atlantic ocean, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 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: death of father, airport, singing, deception, death, fire, hospital waiting room, heart attack, seduction, suicide by hanging, convertible, stable ...
Place: chile, santiago chile, mine, guatemala
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 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: emotional, serious, gloomy, touching, realistic
Plot: pregnancy, couple relations, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, couples, family problems, halloween, hospital, grief, drunkenness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: religious conversion, outcast, christian, muslim, religion, prayer, father son relationship, friend, friendship, airplane ticket, islam, religious differences ...
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, chess, architect, chinese american, chinese, friendship, immigrants, family, human nature, haunted by the past, friends, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, san francisco, asia, usa, california
⇓ 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, gloomy, realistic, clever, serious ...
Plot: island, embezzlement, boardwalk, jail, human nature, family life, dishonesty, family relations, siblings relations, parents and children, cons and scams, crime ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, hawaii, atlanta georgia, 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, playground, clerk, black man white woman relationship, factory, tree, racial slur, in laws ...
Place: ohio, midwest
⇓ 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: sexy, sexual, gloomy, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: manipulations, workplace situations, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, siblings relations, love and romance, sexual relations, suburban life, moral dilemma, femme fatale, family relations, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, sincere ...
Plot: adoption, orphan, street performer, theater, family relations, black market, parents and children, down on your luck, deception, culture clash, artist, opera ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s, contemporary
Place: china, asia, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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