Movies like The Ditchdigger's Daughters

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The Ditchdigger's Daughters (1997)
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The Ditchdigger's Daughters (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Based on the memoirs of Yvonne S. Thornton, this heartwarming, inspirational family drama centers on a poor black laborer who wanted his six daughters to grow up to be doctors.
Plot: patriarch, education, racism, african american, funeral, father daughter relationship, flashback

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and thought provoking films with plots about racism, african american, society, flashback, father daughter relationship, life is a bitch and injustice mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Ditchdigger's Daughters: Nightjohn (1996), The Last Fine Day (2011), Burden (2018), The Lost Man (1969), Just a Dream (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 6.8
 308
Nightjohn (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Charles Burnett directs this movie about John, a man of many talents, including one forbidden skill: he can read. When he teaches a young slave girl named Sarny to read and write, she learns an unforgettable lesson about the power of words and the ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, uplifting, sentimental ...
Plot: teaching, reading, slave, plantation, literacy, human spirit, injustice, fighting the system, against the odds, americana, hopes, society ...
Time: 19th century
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95%
The Color Of Love: Jacey's Story (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Set in a small town in the South, movie centers on Georgia Potter, an old-fashioned widow (Rowlands), whose life changes drastically when her estranged daughter and the son-in-law she never met die in a car crash. When she visits her granddaughter ...
Plot: grandfather, racism, african american, granddaughter, grandmother
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69%
The Last Fine Day (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The phone call from Sybille was usual. Her family didn't even know that this call just started their last fine day...
Plot: funeral, flashback, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, suicide, loss of wife, brother sister relationship, loss of mother
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.3
 199
Burden (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Burden, an orphan raised within the Ku Klux Klan, attempts to break away when the girl he falls in love with urges him to leave for a better life together. When the Klan seeks Mike out for vengeance, a black congregation led by the benevolent, ...
Plot: reverend, racism, girlfriend, love, african american, vengeance
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 6.2
 129
The Lost Man (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A gang of black militants plots to rob a factory to finance their "revolutionary struggle."
Plot: class society, robbery, african american, police brutality, racism, car chase, neo noir, murder, cafe, prostitute, rat, escape ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.4
 279
Just a Dream (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Film crew arrives in a small town in Nevada desert. Ends up changing the life of a 12-year-old kid and a friend of his, a movie lover.
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Plot: desert, friendship, interracial relations, small town life, coming of age, small town, family life, youth, friends, obsession, filmmaking, society ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Color of Courage (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on the landmark civil rights case Sipes vs. McGhee, The Color of Courage chronicles the friendship between a white woman and a black woman whose family, the McGhees, has moved into a previously all-white neighborhood. A McGhee granddaughter, ...
Plot: racism, civil rights, segregation, supreme court, african american, neighbor
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.6
 41
Runaway (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 58 min.
Story: After witnessing the accidental death of a friend who was attempting to rescue him from bullies, an African-American boy blames himself and, stricken with guilt, hides out among underground street people in New York.
Plot: african american, accidental death, street fight, bully, hit by a truck, runaway, hiding, guilt, friend, friendship, waitress, vietnam veteran
Place: grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Bus Is Coming (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A young black soldier returns home to Los Angeles from combat in Vietnam to find out that his brother had been killed by a gang of racist cops. Angered, he joins a black nationalist group to take his revenge.
Plot: soldier, police, african american, murder, vietnam veteran, murder of brother, ghetto, brother, racism, investigation
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52%
 6.4
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Black August (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The last 14 months of George Jackson's life was an existence under subjective and objective conditions in California's industrial prison complex. George Jackson would spend 11 years in jail (7 of which were in solitary confinement) for a ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: prison, racism, african american, fighting the system, rebelliousness, prison life, confined, life is a bitch, rebellion, against the rules, price of justice, injustice ...
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.2
 80K
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: african american, racism, struggle, father, daughter, grave, trumpet, domineering father, baseball, cemetery, snow, singing ...
Time: 1950s, 1930s
Place: pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Rock the Paint (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story ignites when teenager Josh Sendler has to pack up his hoop dreams and move from the lush cornfields of Indiana to the harsh inner-city playgrounds of Newark, N.J.. He meets and befriends basketball phenom, Antwon Jackson, on ...
Plot: basketball court, high school athlete, racism, coming of age, basketball, gun, african american, teenager, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, caucasian
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Ashes and Embers (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Ashes and Embers is an original screenplay by Haile Gerima, about a Vietnam veteran, who, several years after the war, is struggling to come to terms with his role in the war, and his role as a Black person in America. He survives by working odd ...
Plot: father son relationship, vietnam veteran, african american, flashback, pay phone, beach, gas station, held at gunpoint, argument, washington monument, grandmother grandson relationship, white house ...
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, prejudice, racism, child custody, miscegenation, mother daughter relationship, lawyer, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, dancing, baby, little girl ...
Place: ohio, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.8
 561
Black Like Me (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Black Like Me is the true account of John Griffin's experiences when he passed as a black man.
Plot: white male pretending to be black, discrimination, injustice, racial issues, bigotry, race, reporter, african american, journalist, racist, cross cultural relations, racism ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: sentimental, serious, realistic, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: african american, family problems, racism, black family, racial prejudice, housewife, racial tension, racial segregation, neighborhood, apartment, working class, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: usa, medical school, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Red Roses and Petrol (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A dysfunctional Irish family gathers after the death of their patriarch.
Plot: whiskey, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, poem, funeral, fire, video camera, dancing, father son relationship, secret, husband wife relationship, love, father daughter relationship ...
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.7
 360
Timepiece (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in the 1940's, James Earl Jones as an an old clockmaker faces racism and is tried for murder when the racist is killed. However, Kevin Kilner comes forward and claims to have commmitted the crime in self defense. All the while, ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic
Plot: racism, faith, murder, self defense, false accusation, family life, dishonesty, society, family relations, life is a bitch, parent child relationship, daughter ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 4.6
 477
Drop Squad (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Controversial film about an underground organization that kidnaps and 'deprograms' African Americans who sell out or deny their cultural heritage. Spike Lee is the Executive Producer.
Style: serious, biting, realistic, psychological
Plot: social activism, african american, advertising, fighting the system, prison, interracial relations, political satire, discrimination, racism, social decay, society, politics ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In February, 1962, as the civil rights movement reaches Bayonne, Louisiana, a New York journalist arrives to interview Jane Pittman, who has just turned 110. She tells him her story dating back to her earliest memories before slavery ended. In ...
Style: epic, serious, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: racism, slavery, discrimination, injustice, human spirit, idealism, plantation, redemption, social differences, hopes, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1860s
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Secret Life of Bees (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Set in South Carolina in 1964, this is the tale of Lily Owens a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother. To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father, Lily flees with Rosaleen, her caregiver and only ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenage life, racism, haunted by the past, small town, domestic violence, civil rights, african american, teaching the ways of the world, hopes, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 8.0
 82
Elijah (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Story: The story of Elijah Harper.....
Plot: racism, native american reservation, indian reservation, racial slur, part animation
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.1
 67
Parklands (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 51 min.
Story: Rosie returns to her home city on the death of her father, a former policeman. His diaries hint at corruption, and she also receives hints and veiled threats which support her suspicions. Rosie puzzles about who he was, and about her early life and ...
Plot: settler, widow, suspicion, mistress, childhood, death of father, father daughter relationship, flashback, funeral, girl, police corruption, marital separation ...
Place: australia, adelaide south australia, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Naturally Native (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Naturally Native follows the lives, loves, pain, joy and relationships of three sisters as they attempt to start their own business. Of American Indian ancestry, but adopted by white foster parents as young children, each sister has her own identity ...
Plot: native american, family, racism, female protagonist, sister sister relationship, cosmetics
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Voices Within: The Lives of Truddi Chase (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: A woman who suffers from multiple personality disorder is found during therapy to have suffered child abuse in this fact-based story.
Plot: dissociative identity disorder, church, smoking, hospital, implied sex, shotgun, sexual abuse, farm, yelling, costume, honeymoon, funeral ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 1K
Hotel (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: This is the story of the clock-like movements of a giant, big city New Orleans hotel. The ambitious yet loyal manager, wrestles with the round-the-clock drama of its guests. A brazen sneak thief, who nightly relieves the guests of their property, is ...
Plot: elevator, hotel, racism, blackmail, thief, accident, luxury hotel, hit and run, business ethics, hostile takeover, hotel suite, civil rights ...
Time: 1960s
Place: new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.7
 2K
The Intruder (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A man in a gleaming white suit comes to a small Southern town on the eve of integration. He calls himself a social reformer. But what he does is stir up trouble--trouble he soon finds he can't control.
Style: serious, talky, realistic, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, small town, false accusation, manipulations, interracial relations, social differences, political unrest, social decay, injustice, crimes, dishonesty, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
A Lesson Before Dying (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the 1940's South, an African-American man is wrongly accused of the killing a a white store owner. In his defense, his white attorney equates him with a lowly hog, to indicate that he didn't have the sense to know what he was doing. ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: politics, prison, convenience store, aunt, african american, redemption, death row, false accusation, racism, dedicated educator, juvenile delinquency, school ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Sweet Love, Bitter (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A loose fictitious of Charlie Parker's last years and a portrait of the jazz scene in 1960's New York.
Style: reflective
Plot: mistress, interracial friendship, miscegenation, racism, cowardice, star, washed up star, jazz music, price of fame, professor, african american, musician ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.1
 13
Cold Water (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: This is the story of Alice Fuller (Amy Shelton-White) struggling to come to terms with her past in order to embrace her future. Shot almost entirely in and around Estes Park, Colorado, the film follows Alice as she is forced to spend one final week ...
Style: scenic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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