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: family relations, racism, african american, interracial relations, education, father daughter relationship, funeral, patriarch, flashback

Most similar movies to The Ditchdigger's Daughters

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about racism, interracial relations, african american, family relations, society, life is a bitch and injustice mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Ditchdigger's Daughters: Black Like Me (1964), Nightjohn (1996), Timepiece (1996), Sudie and Simpson (1990), A House Divided (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: racism, grandmother, grandfather, granddaughter, african american, interracial relations
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95%
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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: journalist, racial issues, bigotry, racist, discrimination, reporter, injustice, racism, african american, cross cultural relations, inequality, false name ...
Place: southern usa
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73%
 6.8
 352
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: sincere, emotional, touching, sentimental, contemplative ...
Plot: fighting the system, reading, slave, plantation, literacy, teaching, self discovery, discrimination, idealism, racism, americana, against the odds ...
Time: 19th century
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70%
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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: serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: racism, self defense, family relations, murder, faith, society, life is a bitch, dishonesty, family life, false accusation, husband wife relationship, daughter ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Sudie and Simpson (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A television movie about the friendship that develops between a young white girl and an older black man in a racist, rural Georgia town during the 1940s.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, sentimental, thought provoking ...
Plot: interracial relations, friendship, racism, false accusation, small town, family relations, society, youth, opposites attract, life is a bitch, coming of age, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
A House Divided (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the aftermath of the terrible Civil War which has devastated the South, Amanda America Dixon returns home to find she has become the sole heir to a vast cotton plantation. But the dreadful secret which has blighted her life threatens to deprive ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, sincere, suspenseful
Plot: family relations, white male black female relationship, family secret, slavery, interracial relations, inheritance, secret, court, mixed race child, racial prejudice, sibling rivalry, social injustice ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Thursday's Child (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sam Alden is the 17-year-old high school star player in baseball who seems to have it all. However, his family notices that he is often bothered with fits of coughing. Worried, his parents decide to take him to the hospital, where they are shocked ...
Plot: family relations, heart transplant, doctor, heart disease, teenager, father son relationship, illness, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Captive Heart: The James Mink Story (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: James Mink is a black man in Canada who has built a very successful livery business, and enjoys a white wife and a beautiful daughter, Mary. An excellent match is arranged with an American businessman, but when he takes his new wife Mary across the ...
Style: serious, realistic, uplifting, captivating, emotional
Plot: interracial relations, racism, slavery, dishonesty, chases and races, society, rescue, hidden identity, family relations, human spirit, track down, missing person ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1850s
Place: usa, virginia
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56%
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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: female director, neighbor, african american, segregation, civil rights, racism, supreme court
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tells the story of Sadie and Bessie Delany, two African-American (they preferred "colored") sisters who both lived past the age of 100. They grew up on a North Carolina college campus, the daughters of the first African-American Episcopal ...
Style: emotional, gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: discrimination, interracial relations, racism, dentist, life is a bitch, lifestyle, journalism, society, family relations, college life, siblings relations, college ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century
Place: new york, north carolina
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50%
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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, humorous, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: desert, filmmaking, friendship, friends, family life, obsession, interracial relations, youth, family relations, social relations, small town, small town life ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Burden (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 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: ku klux klan, hate, african american, vengeance, love, racism, girlfriend, reverend
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, emotional, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: civil rights, racism, friendship, teenage life, interracial relations, haunted by the past, family relations, runaway child, african american, social differences, teaching the ways of the world, blacks and whites ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1964, 1960s
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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As Summers Die (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Set in a sleepy Southern Louisiana town in 1959, a lawyer, searches for justice as he volunteers to help a black woman whose property is being threatened by the Holts, the first family of the town, after she refuses to sell her valuable land.
Style: touching, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: interracial relations, family problems, social relations, injustice, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer, society, legal, idealism, racism, rich and poor, small town ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Runaway Father (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A woman's husband leaves her and their three daughters. Years later she sets out to find him and get him to pay back child support.
Plot: redhead, welfare, fast food restaurant, abortion, secret identity, library, mother daughter relationship, abandoned by father, father daughter relationship, abandoned by husband
Place: virginia
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44%
Brotherhood of Murder (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Set against the backdrop of the true story of the largest cash robbery in the history of the USA.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Plot: racism, murder, hostages, law enforcement, crimes, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, deadly, going straight, down on your luck, terrorism, working undercover ...
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44%
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: family relations, farm, racism, small town, interracial relations, social relations, parents and children, obsession, culture clash, small town life, family business, society ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: georgia, louisiana, usa, southern usa
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43%
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Freedom Song (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Freedom Song (2000) is a made-for-TV film based on true stories of the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi in the 1960s. It tells the story of the struggle of African Americans to register to vote in the fictional town of Quinlan. In the midst of ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, captivating, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: racism, fighting the system, interracial relations, life is a bitch, rebellion, teenage life, parents and children, injustice, society, hopes, politics, americana ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Sky Is Gray (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Drama - From Ernest J. Gaines, author of "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman," comes a deceptively simple, yet emotionally complex tale of a young boy's discovery of what it's like to be black in Louisiana during the ...
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, contemplative, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, life is a bitch, society, injustice, family relations, bittersweet, parents and children, interracial relations, dignity, toothache, segregation, poverty ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.3
 2K
Conrack (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A young, white teacher is assigned to an isolated island off the coast of South Carolina populated mostly by poor black families. He finds that the basically illiterate, neglected children there know so little of the world outside their island.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, feel good, sincere ...
Plot: school, island, interracial relations, family relations, racism, teacher, power relations, culture clash, teachers and students, high school life, college life, human spirit ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1969, 60s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: father son relationship, loss of mother, depressed woman, funeral, father daughter relationship, flashback, loss of wife, brother sister relationship, suicide
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.0
 161
White Water (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: White Water is the story of a 7 year-old black kid in segregated 1963 Opelika, Alabama who becomes obsessed with the desire to taste the water from the "white's only" drinking fountain and sets out on a quest to do the unthinkable: ...
Style: touching, serious, suspenseful, sentimental, realistic
Plot: young heroes, missing child, life is a bitch, interracial relations, parents and children, society, racism, family relations, youth, discrimination, family problems, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, smoking, funeral, shotgun, yelling, church, mother daughter relationship, library, new year's eve party, dog, sexual abuse, wedding ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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, touching, sincere, emotional, non-linear ...
Plot: racism, discrimination, injustice, slavery, interracial relations, hopes, americana, human spirit, idealism, social differences, redemption, righting the wronged ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 19th century, 1960s, 1860s
Place: southern usa, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.3
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Ragtime (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A young black pianist becomes embroiled in the lives of an upper-class white family set among the racial tensions, infidelity, violence, and other nostalgic events in early 1900s New York City.
Style: clever, controversial, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: kids
Plot: racism, siege, american dream, vandalism, piano, racial injustice, pianist, jazz, firefighter, nudity (full frontal - brief), fighting the system, graphic violence ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s, 20th century, 90s, 1930s ...
Place: harlem, new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, atlantic city new jersey ...
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35%
The Learning Tree (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The story, set in Kansas during the 1920's, covers less than a year in the life of a black teenager, and documents the veritable deluge of events which force him into sudden manhood. The family relationships and enmities, the fears, ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: racism, small town, murder, coming of age, countryside, teenager, family relations, society, lifestyle, youth, small town life, introspection ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Part 2, Sounder (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Poor black sharecroppers band together to build a school for their children.
Plot: depression, african american, family relations
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.3
 84
Mary White (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In this heart-warming true story of a loving father-daughter relationship, William Allen White (Ed Flanders) reflects on the last year he spent with his daughter Mary (Kathleen Beller
Style: emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: parents and children, family relations, journalism, love and romance, death, female protagonist, horse, horse riding, accident, father daughter relationship
Time: 70s, 1920s, 1910s
Place: kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Family of Strangers (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Julie must disclose her family's medical history before undergoing major surgery: when she questions her family, she discovers that she was adopted and, later, that her conception was the product of a rape.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, sincere
Plot: babies and infants, life is a bitch, missing person, doctors and patients, adoption, custody, terminal illness, family relations, family problems, child born of rape, dark secret, defloration ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Mama Flora's Family (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Based on Alex Haley's novel about a black matriarch in the early 20th century, this dramatic miniseries spotlights the struggle for social change. Cicely Tyson stars as Mama Flora, a woman determined to free her children from the bonds of ...
Style: sincere, epic, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: family relations, racism, false accusation, interracial relations, society, state affairs, couple relations, suburban life, discrimination, family business, working class, suburbs ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%