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The Ditchdigger's Daughters
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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 8.2
The Green Mile
Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
USA
189 min.
 8.5
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about african american, flashback, father daughter relationship, funeral, racism, society and father son relationship mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like The Ditchdigger's Daughters: Ritual (2000), The Secret Life of Bees (2008), The Color of Friendship (2000), Pressure Point (1962), Blood In, Blood Out (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Ritual
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A young man drops out of college to fix his family when he senses something is terribly wrong at home.
Style: serious, disturbing, cynical, realistic, psychological
Plot: family life, college, crumbling marriage, suburbs, domestic disturbance, rehabilitation, innocence lost, parents and children, siblings relations, alcohol abuse, death in the family, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 90s
Place: bahamas
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The Secret Life of Bees
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: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, small town, racism, runaway, dysfunctional family, guilt, single father, family bonds, women, teaching the ways of the world, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: south carolina, usa
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    User:   100%
 
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The Color of Friendship
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Mahree Bok lives on a farm in South Africa. Her father is a policeman who cannot hide his joy when activist Steve Biko is caught by the South African authorities. Piper Dellums is the daughter of a US congressman from California and who lives in a ...
Style: semi serious, touching, based on memoir
Plot: human spirit, friendship, family, interracial relations, culture clash, parents and children, discrimination, urban ghetto, racism, hopes, misfit, society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1968
Place: africa, california, south africa, usa, washington d.c.
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    User:   72%
 
Pressure Point
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: serious, sincere, realistic, thought provoking, psychological
Plot: prison, mentally unstable, human spirit, idealism, doctors and patients, interracial relations, mental illness, prison life, racism, hopes, psychopath, society ...
Time: 40s, year 1942, 1940s
Place: madison square garden manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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Blood In, Blood Out
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Based on the true life experiences of poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, the film focuses on half-brothers Paco and Cruz, and their bi-racial cousin Miklo. It opens in 1972, as the three are members of an East L.A. gang known as the "Vatos Locos", ...
Style: epic, bleak, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: crime, gang, drug abuse, prison, violence, destiny, betrayal, drug addiction, revenge, drugs/alcohol, gangs, hospital ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, panama, colombia ...
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    User:   68%
 
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Friends
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, South Africa
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Three female friends, in the end of the eighties, share a house in Johannesburg, South Africa. Each of them has her own way to live the apartheid. Thoko is a black teacher, she practices non-violent passive resistance. The afrikaner Aninka takes ...
Plot: sunflower, radical, watching a video, amnesty, archaeologist, political prisoner, lizard, librarian, activist, activism, apartheid, wedding reception ...
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Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: The story of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt during their 12-year stay at the White House.
Plot: usa president, banking, mother daughter estrangement, mother daughter conflict, media manipulation, supreme court, cigarette holder, paraplegic, polio, japanese american, white house, first lady ...
Time: 1890s, 1900s, 1940s
Place: pearl harbor, usa, california, washington d.c.
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    User:   81%
 
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12 and Holding
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, emotional, heartbreaking ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, vengeance, adoption, adolescence, loneliness, childhood, death, prison, revenge, hospital, suicide ...
Time: contemporary
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System:   68%
    User:   76%
 
Daddy's Little Girls
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Monty is a mechanic struggling to make ends meet as he raises his three young daughters. When the court awards custody of his daughters to his shady ex-wife, Monty desperately tries to win them back with the help of Julia, a beautiful, Ivy ...
Style: talky, semi serious, feel good, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: drugs/alcohol, single parent, parents and children, romance, social differences, fall in love, family life, love and romance, single father, garage, drug dealer, lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, atlanta georgia
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System:   67%
    User:   79%
 
Fried Green Tomatoes
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Amidst her own personality crisis, southern housewife Evelyn Couch meets Ninny, an outgoing old woman who tells her the story of Idgie Threadgoode and Ruth Jamison, two young women who experienced hardships and love in Whistle Stop, Alabama in the ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, semi serious, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: friendship, small town, self discovery, aging, midlife crisis, storytelling, love, oldies, unlikely friendships, introspection, women, lesbian ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: alabama, louisiana, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   54%
 
In My Country
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Ireland, South Africa
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An American reporter and an Afrikaans poet meet and fall in love while covering South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings.
Style: emotional, serious, thought provoking, realistic, sincere
Plot: journalism, idealism, interracial relations, discrimination, political unrest, politics, racism, apartheid, justice, injustice, society, social decay ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1995, year 1996
Place: africa, south africa, chile, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   71%
 
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Ray
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Born on a sharecropping plantation in Northern Florida, Ray Charles went blind at seven. Inspired by a fiercely independent mom who insisted he make his own way, He found his calling and his gift behind a piano keyboard. Touring across the Southern ...
Style: sincere, epic, serious, dramatic, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: music, jazz, disability, rags to riches, drug abuse, addiction, childhood, drug addiction, music business, blindness, segregation, genius ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: usa, georgia, montreal quebec canada, atlanta georgia, harlem manhattan new york city ...
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System:   63%
    User:   72%
 
America America
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
Story: A young Anatolian Greek, entrusted with his family's fortune, loses it en route to Istanbul and dreams of going to America
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: immigrants, greek, follow your dream, romance, culture clash, village, discrimination, urban, working class, hopes, armenian, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: greece, turkey, persia, istanbul turkey, ottoman empire ...
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    User:   70%
 
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The Color Purple
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: An epic tale spanning forty years in the life of Celie, an African-American woman living in the South who survives incredible abuse and bigotry. After Celie's abusive father marries her off to the equally debasing "Mister" Albert ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: redemption, rape, slavery, prejudice, friendship, incest, letter, underdog, race issues, crumbling marriage, segregation, feminism ...
Time: 1930s, 1900s, 20th century, 18th century, 1910s ...
Place: africa, usa, southern usa, tennessee, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   71%
 
The Vernon Johns Story
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1948, Johns served as the outspoken spiritual leader of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. Incensed at the racial injustice that pervaded the South, he was determined to fight for equality for all African Americans.
Style: serious, disturbing, captivating, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: church, interracial relations, racism, society, life is a bitch, clergy, workplace situations, injustice, fighting the system, heroes, hopes, military ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
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System:   60%
    User:   52%
 
The Human Stain
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany, France, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Coleman Silk is a worldly and admired professor who loses his job after unwittingly making a racial slur. To clear his name, Silk writes a book about the events with his friend and colleague Nathan Zuckerman, who in the process discovers a dark ...
Style: psychological, emotional, thought provoking, serious, realistic ...
Plot: hidden identity, prejudice, secrets, loneliness, death, redemption, runaway, romance, love affair, race issues, small town, adaptation ...
Time: 90s, year 1944, year 1998
Place: new england, new jersey, usa, oxford university, massachusetts
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System:   59%
    User:   55%
 
 6.0
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Sticky Notes
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of an emotionally detached backup dancer named Athena, who must return home to Florida to help care for her estranged father, Jack, after he gets diagnosed with cancer. There she must contend with Jack’s irresponsible lifestyle while ...
Plot: cancer, dancer, family, estrangement, father, female nudity, memories, salad, smoking after sex, lung cancer, child smoking cigarette, child driving car ...
Place: florida, los angeles
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System:   55%
    User:   47%
 
 6.4
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LBJ
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson from his young days in West Texas to the White House.
Plot: falling to the ground, political, deer hunting, motorcade, egoism, toilet paper, magazine cover, oval office, vice president, u.s. senator, congress, u.s. vice president ...
Time: 1960s, year 1961, year 1963, year 1965, year 1968 ...
Place: west virginia, wyoming, dallas texas, georgia, texas ...
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System:   55%
    User:   59%
 
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 8.5
 941K
The Green Mile
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 189 min.
Story: A supernatural tale set on death row in a Southern prison, where gentle giant John Coffey possesses the mysterious power to heal people's ailments. When the cellblock's head guard, Paul Edgecomb, recognizes Coffey's miraculous gift, ...
Style: sentimental, touching, dramatic, heartbreaking, emotional ...
Plot: death row, death penalty, false accusation, sacrifice, philosophy, life philosophy, death sentence, justice, murder, good versus evil, supernatural ability, life & death ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1990s
Place: usa, southern usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   57%
 
 7.3
 8K
Eve's Bayou
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: captivating, serious, touching, realistic, enigmatic ...
Plot: infidelity, dysfunctional family, coming of age, incest, father daughter relationship, adultery, storytelling, memory, redemption, uncover truth, betrayal, revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   43%
 
Answers to Nothing
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Against the backdrop of a missing girl case, lost souls throughout Los Angeles search for meaning and redemption and affect each other in ways they don't always see.
Style: serious, touching, sincere, realistic
Plot: introspection, missing child, single parent, redemption, couple relations, couples, family problems, family relations, police detective, masturbation, wanting to have children, washing hair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   45%
 
Punishment Park
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In this fictional documentary, U.S. prisons are at capacity, and President Nixon declares a state of emergency. All new prisoners, most of whom are connected to the antiwar movement, are now given the choice of jail time or spending three days in ...
Style: clever, serious, gloomy, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: desert, soldier, politics, college, society, anti war, murder, future dystopia, violence, military, political unrest, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: california, washington d.c.
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System:   48%
    User:   53%
 
Places in the Heart
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: realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: small town, friendship, racism, redemption, farm, adultery, depression, poverty, prejudice, blindness, human spirit, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   51%
 
Catfish in Black Bean Sauce
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: An African American couple (Winfield and Alice) adopt two orphans from a Vietnamese refugee camp. After twenty-two years, the children are reunited with their birth mother, bringing deeply submerged resentments and misconceptions to the surface and ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: culture clash, adoption, dysfunctional family, gays and lesbians, relationships, hospital, gay, immigrants, marriage, human nature, farce, sexualized violence ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, vietnam, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   54%
 
Wassup Rockers
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Instead of adhering to the norms of their South Central neighborhood, a group of skater boys opt to bus into Hollywood and Beverly Hills, where they attract local rich girls - and plenty of trouble with the police, jealous boyfriends, and nervous ...
Style: serious, gloomy, sincere, realistic
Plot: punk, drugs/alcohol, teenage life, friends, rock, society, youth, buddies, social misfits, social differences, injustice, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, south central los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   50%
 
 6.9
 48K
The Majestic
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Set in 1951, a blacklisted Hollywood writer gets into a car accident, loses his memory and settles down in a small town where he is mistaken for a long-lost son.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: small town, memory loss, romance, mistaken identity, amnesia, hollywood, memory, americana, idealism, starting over, destiny, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   45%
 
 4.3
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Exposed
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After witnessing a miracle, a young Latina woman experiences strange things as a police detective searches for the truth behind his partner's death.
Plot: angel, subway, manslaughter, police corruption, rape, illegal drugs, supernatural being, dealer, dog hit by a car, pregnant from rape, hit by a train, pension ...
Place: iraq, new york
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System:   45%
    User:   42%
 
Ashes and Embers
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: washington monument, fountain, statue, white house, vietnam war, grandmother grandson relationship, lapd, police brutality, racism, stock footage, church, helicopter ...
Place: vietnam
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System:   44%
    User:   40%
 

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Red Roses and Petrol
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A dysfunctional Irish family gathers after the death of their patriarch.
Plot: lunchbox, family tragedy, mobile phone, university professor, family conflict, video diary, flight attendant, irish, cremation, cocaine, brother sister relationship, dysfunctional family ...
Place: ireland
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Strange Fruit
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: New York attorney William Boyals has escaped the Louisiana bayou of his childhood, but he must return to investigate the death of a childhood friend who, like Boyals himself, was both black and gay.
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, interracial relations, bar, mystery, coming out, small town, murder, countryside, racism, small town life, social decay, transvestism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, new york
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System:   44%
    User:   51%
 
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