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

Most similar movies to The Ditchdigger's Daughters

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and sincere films with plots about african american, racism, flashback, father daughter relationship, funeral, society and mother daughter relationship mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Ditchdigger's Daughters: The Last Fine Day (2011), Nightjohn (1996), Burden (2018), The Color of Courage (1998), The Bus Is Coming (1971). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, loss of mother, loss of wife, suicide, brother sister relationship, flashback, father daughter relationship, father son relationship
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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: granddaughter, grandmother, grandfather, racism, african american
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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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, touching ...
Plot: literacy, slave, plantation, reading, teaching, society, human spirit, fighting the system, discrimination, americana, injustice, idealism ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.2
 209
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: racism, vengeance, african american, love, girlfriend, reverend
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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: african american, neighbor, segregation, civil rights, supreme court, racism
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72%
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, vietnam veteran, murder, african american, police, murder of brother, racism, investigation, brother, ghetto
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: caucasian, basketball court, high school athlete, brother brother relationship, african american, gun, father son relationship, coming of age, basketball, racism, teenager
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: helicopter, fountain, vietnam war, white house, grandmother grandson relationship, church, stock footage, racism, old woman, garden, nightmare, statue ...
Place: vietnam
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54%
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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: serious, rough, thought provoking, realistic
Plot: prison, racism, african american, prison life, rebelliousness, fighting the system, solitary, militant, society, rebellion, injustice, against the rules ...
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 71
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: suspicion, mistress, marital separation, male female relationship, girl, death of father, funeral, police corruption, drug trade, settler, childhood, father daughter relationship ...
Place: adelaide south australia, south australia, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 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: racial issues, cross cultural relations, racism, racist, prejudice, journalist, african american, reporter, white male pretending to be black, bigotry, race, discrimination ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: funeral, fire, whiskey, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, hospital, love, university professor, video diary, family conflict, terminal illness, brother sister relationship, dysfunctional family ...
Place: ireland
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47%
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: racism, coming of age, friendship, african american, haunted by the past, domestic violence, civil rights, teenage life, small town, solace, social relations, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1964
Place: south carolina, usa
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46%
 6.2
 132
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: robbery, police brutality, class society, racism, brotherhood, struggle, death of lover, non violence, mill, neo noir, delirium, snitch ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.3
 69
Mano Po (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 110 min.
Story: During the Chinese Revolution in 1949, young Chinese copra trader named Fong-Huan marries Elisa, a young and pretty Filipina. The couples children, Daniel and Linda, were raised in a mixture of Chinese and Filipino-Hispanic tradition. These richly ...
Plot: chinese, rebellious daughter, flashback, birthday, funeral, sister sister relationship, kidnapping, chinatown, biracial, interracial romance, pregnancy, rebelliousness ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.7
 490
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: psychological, biting, realistic, serious
Plot: advertising, african american, social activism, society, prison life, racism, kidnapping, rebellion, discrimination, campaign, social decay, fighting the system ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, prejudice, racism, miscegenation, farmer, in laws, factory, racial slur, tree, interracial kiss, farm ...
Place: midwest, ohio
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42%
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 83
Elijah (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Story: The story of Elijah Harper.....
Plot: racism, native american reservation, indian reservation, part animation, racial slur
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Movie in collections
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 30
Gra (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 91 min.
Plot: solitude, cemetery, betrayal, funeral, husband wife relationship, flashback, kiss, marital crisis, male female relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 271
Floating Lives (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Set in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam, the film tells a story of Mr. Vo and his children. Vo, enraged by his wife’s infidelity, burns down his house and all his memories of the past.
Plot: boat, flashback, father daughter relationship, sex, rape, river, duck, rice
Place: vietnam
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41%
Miracle in the Woods (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Quarreled sisters; Sarah and Wanda inherit property from their mother. It has always belonged to the family. Sarah insists on selling it as soon as possible because she has many difficulties. She goes there with her daughter; Gina. Wanda, on the ...
Plot: secret, hospital, sibling relationship, deep south, cat, funeral, african american, mother daughter relationship, sister sister relationship, brother brother relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, schoolyard, panic attack, sexual abuse, smoking, shotgun, hospital, ice, verbal abuse, woman smoker, funeral, child abuse ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 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, vietnam veteran, hit by a truck, bully, waitress, accidental death, street fight, guilt, friend, friendship, hiding, runaway
Place: manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, thought provoking, captivating, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: racism, discrimination, injustice, slavery, society, social worker, lifestyle, social differences, journalism, redemption, media, politics ...
Time: 19th century, 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1860s
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.3
 739
Railroad Man (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A railway stationmaster at a dying end-of-the-line village in Hokkaido is haunted by memories of his dead wife and daughter. When the railroad line is scheduled to be closed, he is offered a job at a hotel, but he is emotionally unable to part with ...
Plot: winter, flashback, father daughter relationship, marriage, railway, coal mine, railway station, doll, supernatural power
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Last Reel (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Cambodia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A lost film, buried beneath Cambodia's killing fields, reveals different versions of the truth. A contemporary story about love, family and the ghosts of Cambodia's past.
Plot: mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, flashback, mask, torture, cinema, film within a film, skull, film reel
Place: cambodia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: hotel, blackmail, thief, racism, elevator, luxury hotel, accident, civil rights, hit and run, business ethics, hostile takeover, mistress ...
Time: 1960s
Place: new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.5
 162
Daddy (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Daddy was 1989, debut film of actress Pooja Bhatt, made under the direction of Mahesh Bhatt. The films boasts spectacular performances by its lead actors, Anupam Kher and Manohar Singh
Plot: love, telephone conversation, teen angst, father daughter relationship, flashback, grandfather granddaughter relationship, alcoholic, pregnancy, insult, unhappy marriage, extramarital affair
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: miscegenation, interracial friendship, racism, death, musician, police, drunkenness, jazz, african american, price of fame, jazz music, mistress ...
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31%