Movies like The Migrants

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The Migrants (1974)
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The Migrants (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A look at the lives of migratory farm workers, focusing on one family.
Plot: poverty, hardship, family conflict, family relations, sister sister relationship, farmer, childbirth, farm, corruption, sheriff, worker, brother sister relationship, mother daughter relationship, working class, field, countryside, migrant worker, factory worker, tent, farm hand, mother son relationship

Most similar movies to The Migrants

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and touching films with plots about family relations, mother daughter relationship, poverty, parents and children, farm, mother son relationship and hopes mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Migrants: The River (1984), Who Will Love My Children? (1983), An Unexpected Life (1998), Here and There (2012), The Glass Menagerie (1966). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The River (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Farming family battles severe storms, a bank threatening to reposses their farm, and other hard times in a battle to save and hold on to their farm.
Style: emotional, serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: countryside, factory, small town, family relations, river, farmer, down on your luck, forces of nature, misfit, society, human nature, lake or river ...
Time: 80s
Place: tennessee, usa, alabama, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Who Will Love My Children? (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Based on a true story of Iowa farm wife Lucile Fray. Ann-Margret plays a dying mother of ten whose last wish is to find loving families for her children.
Plot: little boy, affection, last will and testament, terminal illness, cancer, little girl, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, poverty, farm, father daughter relationship, adoption ...
Place: iowa
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72%
An Unexpected Life (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sequel to "An Unexpected Family."
Plot: family relations, adoption, aunt niece relationship, pregnancy, baby, judge, mother daughter relationship, aunt nephew relationship, sister sister relationship, dysfunctional family, brother sister relationship, custody ...
Place: new york
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59%
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Here and There (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Spain, Mexico
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Pedro returns home to a small mountain village in Guerrero, Mexico after years of working in the US. He finds his daughters older, and more distant than he imagined. His wife still has the same smile. Having saved some earnings from two trips to the ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, psychological
Plot: family relations, immigrants, parents and children, hopes, society, life is a bitch, getting home, music band, worker, countryside, poverty, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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The Glass Menagerie (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An adaptation of Tennessee Williams' play about restless young warehouse worker and would-be poet, Tom Wingfield, his fragile, reclusive sister, Laura, and his colorful but overbearing mother, Amanda, all living together in a shabby apartment ...
Plot: theatre play, overbearing mother, dysfunctional family, anxiety, sibling relationship, family relations, mother daughter relationship, brother sister relationship, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Bitter Harvest (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A farmer's herd sickens and dies, then his family and neighbors fall ill, so he bucks the state agricultural establishment as he pursues the politically-explosive investigation of how his farm, family, and friends came to be poisoned
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: contamination, farm, family in crisis, parents and children, life is a bitch, hopes, child illness, family problems, government agency, dishonesty, family life, incompetent official ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Love is Never Silent (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young woman struggles with her own need for independence and the obligation she feels for her deaf parents in this depression-era drama. A friend sees her turmoil and tells her she must find happiness on her own. However, the initial joy she finds ...
Plot: sign language, parent child relationship, family relations, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, deafness, deaf, marriage, guilt, great depression
Time: 1930s, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: mother daughter relationship, neighbor, drunkenness, milkman, cow, countryside, abusive father, astrologer, twenty something, roadhouse, dysfunctional family, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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'night, Mother (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: It happened in 1983. It was a rare and remarkable theatrical experience. Controversial. Provocative. And shocking. Now, two Academy Award-winning actresses make the Pulitzer Prize-winning play the motion picture event of the year. What would you do ...
Style: serious, psychological, sincere, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mother daughter relationship, suicide, epileptic, epilepsy, family relations, alcohol abuse, couples, haunted by the past, hopes, couple relations, life is a bitch, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Based on a short story by the acclaimed author of Little Women, Louisa May Alcott, comes a holiday story of family and forgiveness. Recently widowed Mary Bassett (Helene Joy) and her three children have hit difficult times on their farm. Suddenly, ...
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: farm, thanksgiving, reunion, family relations, estrangement, youth, family problems, family life, parents and children, hopes, loss of partner, teenage life ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Curse of the Starving Class (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Curse of the Starving Class is a play by Sam Shepard, considered the first of a series on family tragedies. Drama about a dirt-poor 1950's-era farm family. Dad's a foul talking drunk and Mom is desperately trying to save what's left ...
Style: gloomy, realistic, serious
Plot: poverty, farm, alcoholic, parents and children, unfulfillment, couple relations, society, human nature, alcohol abuse, life is a bitch, rich and poor, social misfits ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Not My Kid (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A teenaged drug addict is sent to Dr. Royce's controversial drug intervention program where the addicts in the program confront each other in supervised group meetings. Also, in evening meetings, the addicts are confronted by their families. ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, illegal drugs, family conflict, drug rehabilitation, sister sister relationship, teenager, teenage girl, drug use, female protagonist, lsd, drug addict, support group ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
As I Lay Dying (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Based on the 1930 classic by Faulkner, it is the story of the death of Addie Bundren and her family's quest to honor her wish to be buried in the nearby town of Jefferson.
Style: touching, serious, captivating, realistic, dark humor ...
Plot: family relations, burial, last wish, death in the family, family problems, husband wife relationship, dead mother, dying, countryside, poverty, unplanned pregnancy, dealing with death ...
Time: 20th century
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: uplifting, sentimental, touching, emotional, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: farm, small town, friendship, racism, ku klux klan, widow, redemption, bittersweet, family relations, family in crisis, outside help, down on your luck ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1935, 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.8
 2K
All We Had (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A mother struggles to make a better life for her daughter.
Plot: mother daughter relationship, poverty, female director, curly hair, recession, cigarette smoking, smoking, cigarette, theft, dishwasher, broker, smoking weed ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The Long Shot (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Annie Garret is a young woman who moves with her irresponsible husband Ross and their seven-year-old daughter Taylor from Colorado to a ranch in northern California where Ross abandons them after he fails to land a job. With no money and no friends, ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, sincere
Audience: family outing
Plot: starting over, follow your dream, ambition, parents and children, hopes, family, family relations, friendship, single parent, rehabilitation, animal life, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Country (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Gilbert Ivy and his wife Jewell are farmers. They seem to be working against the odds, producing no financial surplus. Gilbert has lost hope of ever becoming prosperous, but his wife decides to fight for her family.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sentimental, bleak ...
Plot: family relations, family business, survival, couple relations, life is a bitch, couples, against the odds, parents and children, crumbling marriage, hopes, family problems, down on your luck ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: iowa, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Rice People (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Cambodia, France, Switzerland, Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A poor, rural Cambodian family slowly disintegrates during the cycle of a single rice crop in this moving, and beautifully photographed European drama adapted from a novel by Shahnon Ahmad. Pouev, his wife Om, and his seven children, live in a small ...
Plot: rice, rice field, farmer, sister sister relationship, countryside, death of husband, farm, locked in a cage, farming, death, death of father, single parent ...
Place: cambodia, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Havlandet (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This is a tale that has an epic scope in scenery "the northern snow-covered lands of coastal Norway" and is dramatized by moments of tumultuous stormy weather. But the focus is on Heikki (Stein Bjorn) a young man who is inspired by the ...
Plot: northern lights, poverty, wilderness, travel, weather, snow, farm
Time: 1860s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
A Raisin in the Sun (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Walter Lee Younger is a young man struggling with his station in life. Sharing a tiny apartment with his wife, son, sister and mother, he seems like an imprisoned man. Until, that is, the family gets an unexpected financial windfall...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: racism, medical school, working class, family relations, racial prejudice, apartment, neighborhood, urban setting, racial segregation, racial tension, housewife, african american ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, africa, nigeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.3
 325
About Sunny (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: As things unravel for a struggling single mother in Las Vegas, she must decide what she's willing to give up to get by.
Style: realistic, captivating, emotional, serious, psychological ...
Plot: moral dilemma, life is a bitch, parents and children, working class, society, down on your luck, family problems, single mother, poverty, single parent, family relations, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Street Where We Live (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: "I'm just two paychecks away from being on the street." In the aftermath of the nation's financial crisis, Mary, a single mom with two kids, finds herself faced with that exact situation when the factory where she works closes ...
Plot: blue collar, homelessness, recession, working class, poverty
Place: midwest, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
...And the Earth Did Not Swallow Him (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Twelve-year-old Mexican-American Marcos (Jose Alcala) recalls the hardships of the previous year, reflecting on the arduous trek his migrant-worker family made from Texas to the Midwest during harvest season. Along the way, Marcos learns plenty ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, sincere, emotional
Plot: coming of age, immigrants, family relations, life is a bitch, rich and poor, interracial relations, racism, hopes, parents and children, down on your luck, working class, americana ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: minnesota, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
A Place for Annie (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Baby Annie is HIV positive and has been left in the clinic by her drug addicted mother. To prevent that she's deported to a home where they'd just wait for her to die, nurse Susan takes charge of Annie at her home. Two years later she ...
Style: sentimental, serious, touching, emotional, realistic
Plot: adoption, nurse, doctors and patients, gays and lesbians, hopes, babies and infants, parents and children, life is a bitch, child illness, feminism, human spirit, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Virgina (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Yugoslavia, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: "Virgina" tells a tale from the end of the 19th century. It took place in a isolated village near the Adriatic Sea. Because of the extreme patriarchal culture there is a superstition that families without male heirs are cursed. When the ...
Plot: patriarchy, teenage girl, religion, poverty, coming of age, superstition, countryside, village, farmer, curse, misogyny, masochism ...
Time: 19th century
Place: bosnia herzegovina, serbia, yugoslavia, former yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Glass Menagerie (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A son longs to escape from his stifling home, where his genteel mother worries about the future prospects of his lame, shy sister.
Style: psychological, serious, touching, melancholic, sentimental ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, aging, parents and children, family life, family in crisis, family problems, romance, unfulfillment, brother sister relationship, family relations, cripple, domineering mother ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 70s, 1920s
Place: tennessee, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Skylark (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jacob's farm is in trouble from a severe drought. Jacob and Sarah begin to wonder if Sarah can stay, and what will happen to Jacob if she and the children have to leave the farm.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional
Plot: farm, drought, countryside, hopes, human spirit, danger, misfit, against the odds, family life, forces of nature, down on your luck, friends ...
Time: 1910s
Place: kansas, usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.8
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Hurry Sundown (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Following the Second World War, a northern cannery combine negotiates for the purchase of a large tract of uncultivated Georgia farmland. The major portion of the land is owned by Julie Ann Warren and has already been optioned by her unscrupulous, ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: interracial relations, farm, family relations, small town, racism, culture clash, family business, society, master and servant, parents and children, small town life, battles ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: georgia, usa, louisiana, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
A Streetcar Named Desire (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 156 min.
Story: Blanche Dubois goes to visit her pregnant sister and husband Stanley in New Orleans. Stanley doesn't like her, and starts pushing her for information on some property he know was left to the sisters. He discovers she has mortgaged the place and ...
Style: disturbing, touching, psychological, serious, emotional ...
Plot: abusive husband, sister sister relationship, mental illness, pregnancy, rape, family relations, family problems, couples, infidelity, redemption, obsession, unfulfillment ...
Time: 50s
Place: new orleans, usa, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Between Us (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Abruptly abandoned by her husband in a country completely foreign to her, Colombian native Mariana (Paola Mendoza) struggles to take care of herself and her two young children on the unforgiving streets of New York City. Sebastian Villada, Laura ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious
Plot: human spirit, starting over, american dream, working class, society, family relations, family problems, single parent, life is a bitch, immigrants, hopes, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, colombia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%