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 emotional films with plots about racism, interracial relations, family relations, african american, society, life is a bitch and discrimination 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, granddaughter, grandmother, interracial relations, grandfather, african american
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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: racist, interracial relations, journalist, white male pretending to be black, racial issues, inequality, south, impersonation, cross cultural relations, prejudice, african american, reporter ...
Place: southern usa
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72%
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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: realistic, emotional, uplifting, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: fighting the system, reading, teaching, literacy, slave, plantation, human spirit, life is a bitch, americana, idealism, discrimination, injustice ...
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: realistic, serious, thought provoking
Plot: racism, murder, self defense, family relations, faith, false accusation, family life, dishonesty, life is a bitch, society, christmas, interracial relations ...
Time: 90s
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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: emotional, sincere, thought provoking, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: friendship, racism, interracial relations, false accusation, small town, social relations, friends, family relations, discrimination, injustice, small town life, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
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63%
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 ...
Plot: white male black female relationship, sexual attraction, sibling rivalry, racial prejudice, grandmother, slavery, courtroom, court, secret, african american, lawyer, lust ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: georgia
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61%
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: heart disease, heart transplant, family relations, doctor, father son relationship, illness, teenager, mother son relationship
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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: captivating, emotional, uplifting, serious, realistic
Plot: interracial relations, racism, slavery, rescue, missing person, track down, human spirit, chases and races, parents and children, dishonesty, hidden identity, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1800s
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, supreme court, segregation, civil rights, racism, neighbor, african american
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51%
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, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1964
Place: south carolina, usa
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51%
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: realistic, gloomy, emotional, serious
Plot: discrimination, racism, interracial relations, dentist, college, family relations, journalism, siblings relations, lifestyle, society, college life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s, 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, realistic, touching ...
Plot: desert, filmmaking, friendship, friends, family relations, social relations, obsession, youth, family life, interracial relations, society, small town ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: nevada, usa
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48%
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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, love, african american, vengeance, racism, girlfriend, reverend
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, redhead, abortion, abandoned by father, welfare, fast food restaurant, library, secret identity
Place: virginia
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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: serious, touching, captivating, realistic
Plot: interracial relations, idealism, injustice, family problems, social relations, racism, society, legal, small town, life is a bitch, rich and poor, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: usa, georgia, southern usa, louisiana
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45%
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: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful
Plot: racism, murder, leadership, law enforcement, down on your luck, working undercover, injustice, gang, dishonesty, deadly, terrorism, police corruption ...
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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
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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, tense ...
Plot: fighting the system, racism, interracial relations, rebellion, life is a bitch, teenage life, politics, society, americana, injustice, discrimination, hopes ...
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: thought provoking, uplifting, sincere, serious, touching ...
Plot: interracial relations, life is a bitch, parents and children, society, family relations, bittersweet, injustice, racism, toothache, segregation, poverty, african american ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 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: thought provoking, uplifting, sincere, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: school, island, interracial relations, family relations, racism, teacher, society, dedicated educator, hardcase students, hopes, human spirit, teachers and students ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1960s, year 1969, 60s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Last Fine Day (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 89 min.
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Plot: loss of mother, depressed woman, loss of wife, brother sister relationship, flashback, father son relationship, father daughter relationship, funeral, suicide
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37%
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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: missing child, young heroes, society, danger, youth, obsession, racism, discrimination, family problems, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ 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, cruise ship, woman smoker, panic attack, verbal abuse, schoolyard, shotgun, hospital, church, champagne, ice, yelling ...
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35%
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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, uplifting, thought provoking, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: racism, injustice, discrimination, interracial relations, slavery, media, righting the wronged, hopes, state affairs, human spirit, life is a bitch, americana ...
Time: 60s, 19th century, 20th century, 1960s, 1860s
Place: southern usa, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: sincere, thought provoking, contemplative, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: racism, small town, murder, countryside, coming of age, family relations, teenager, introspection, lifestyle, moral dilemma, innocence lost, small town life ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: kansas, usa
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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: family relations, african american, depression
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34%
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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: serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: family relations, parents and children, love and romance, journalism, horse riding, horse, accident, death, female protagonist, father daughter relationship
Time: 70s, 1910s, 1920s
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: realistic, touching, serious, emotional, sincere
Plot: life is a bitch, babies and infants, doctors and patients, family relations, family problems, adoption, missing person, custody, terminal illness, rape, defloration, pregnant from rape ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: canada
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33%
Mama Flora's Family (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: realistic, serious, uplifting, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, racism, interracial relations, false accusation, graphic violence, profanity, couples, family life, couple relations, hopes, life is a bitch, state affairs ...
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32%
Go Toward the Light (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young couple faces the realities of life with their child who is diagnosed with AIDS.
Style: serious, touching, emotional, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, family in crisis, parents and children, hopes, siblings relations, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family life, family problems, children, illness ...
Time: 80s, year 1986
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32%