Movies like The Ditchdigger's Daughters

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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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I'll Fly Away
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60 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 father daughter relationship, flashback, funeral, african american, society, mother daughter relationship and friendship mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like The Ditchdigger's Daughters: Ritual (2000), Friends (1993), Nightjohn (1996), The Secret Life of Bees (2008), The Color of Friendship (2000). 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, realistic, cynical, psychological
Plot: college, family life, 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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 6.1
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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: singing, death, drunkenness, drinking, drink, singer, police, crying, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, prisoner, female nudity ...
Time: year 1989, year 1985, year 1990
Place: south africa
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 6.8
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Nightjohn
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: human spirit, injustice, fighting the system, against the odds, americana, hopes, teaching, reading, slave, plantation, literacy, society ...
Time: 19th century
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System:   77%
    User:   90%
 
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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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System:   76%
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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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System:   71%
    User:   84%
 
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, realistic, sincere, 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, 1940s, year 1942
Place: manhattan new york city, madison square garden manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city
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System:   70%
    User:   78%
 
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, slum, hostess, marriage of convenience, social issues, mother in law daughter in law relationship, white house, first lady, remorse, media manipulation, supreme court, mother daughter conflict ...
Time: 1940s, 1900s, 1890s
Place: usa, pearl harbor, california, washington d.c.
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System:   67%
    User:   63%
 
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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: father son relationship, gas station, held at gunpoint, argument, african american, vietnam veteran, pay phone, beach, flashback, washington monument, white house, vietnam war ...
Place: vietnam
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System:   60%
    User:   66%
 
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: semi serious, talky, feel good, realistic, touching ...
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, drug dealer, garage, lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, atlanta georgia
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System:   59%
    User:   71%
 
The Last Fine Day
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: flashback, suicide, funeral, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, brother sister relationship, loss of wife, loss of mother
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System:   59%
    User:   51%
 
Red Roses and Petrol
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A dysfunctional Irish family gathers after the death of their patriarch.
Plot: pub, dysfunctional family, brother sister relationship, terminal illness, irish, cocaine, cremation, lunchbox, family tragedy, family conflict, video diary, flight attendant ...
Place: ireland
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System:   59%
    User:   57%
 
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Parklands
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: widow, childhood, suspicion, mistress, settler, flashback, police corruption, girl, funeral, father daughter relationship, death of father, drug trade ...
Place: australia, south australia, adelaide south australia
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System:   57%
    User:   57%
 
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: disturbing, serious, realistic, captivating, 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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Voices Within: The Lives of Truddi Chase
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, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, christmas tree, smoking, hospital, child abuse, funeral, cooking, physical abuse, honeymoon, champagne ...
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System:   57%
    User:   51%
 
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Mano Po
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, patriarch, family business, marriage engagement, rebellious daughter, rebelliousness, wealthy family, pregnancy, biracial, interracial romance, chinatown, funeral ...
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System:   57%
    User:   61%
 
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When We Rise
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The personal and political struggles, setbacks and triumphs of a diverse family of LGBT men and women who helped pioneer one of the last legs of the U.S. Civil Rights movement from its turbulent infancy in the 20th century to the once unfathomable ...
Plot: civil rights, lgbt, lesbian, women's rights, gay rights, aids, gay sex, protest, demonstration, racial prejudice, gay love, surrogate family ...
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System:   56%
    User:   54%
 
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, realistic ...
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
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System:   56%
    User:   55%
 
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Night Comes On
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Angel LaMere is released from juvenile detention on the eve of her 18th birthday. Haunted by her past, she embarks on a journey with her 10 year-old sister that could destroy their future.
Plot: women's bathroom, bra, photograph, beach, african american, birthday, panties, gun, sister sister relationship, teenage girl, flash forward, mother daughter relationship ...
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System:   56%
    User:   52%
 
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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:   56%
    User:   67%
 
 6.2
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Run Papa Run
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Run Papa Run is a 2008 Hong Kong comedy-drama film directed and co-written by Sylvia Chang, and based on a novel by Benny Li. It was produced by JCE Movies Limited, with Jackie Chan serving as an executive producer. Featuring an ensemble cast, the ...
Plot: adultery, gambler, single mother, funeral, violence, gangster, wedding, flashback, husband wife relationship, lawyer, father daughter relationship, father in law ...
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Blue Eyes
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Before his compulsory retirement, on his last day of work, Marshall, JFK airport's chief Immigration officer, detains a group of Latin Americans and expose them to a series of humiliating situations. Blinded by prejudice, Marshall ends up by ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: obsessive quest, introspection, redemption, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, prostitute, injustice, society, blue eyes, marijuana, fight, grandfather granddaughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil
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System:   50%
    User:   56%
 
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, 1920s ...
Place: africa, usa, southern usa, georgia, tennessee
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System:   48%
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Up the Down Staircase
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Sylvia Barrett is a rookie teacher at New York's inner-city Calvin Coolidge High: her lit classes are overcrowded, a window is broken, there's no chalk, books arrive late. The administration is concerned mainly with forms and rules ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy, rough ...
Plot: dedicated educator, high school, hardcase students, teachers and students, urban ghetto, adolescence vs adulthood, fish out of water, high school life, teacher, society, youth, friendship ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   48%
    User:   40%
 
The End of Summer
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The Kohayakawa family is thrown into distress when childlike father Manbei takes up with his old mistress, in one of Ozu’s most deftly modulated blendings of comedy and tragedy.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, witty, emotional ...
Plot: human nature, forbidden love, infidelity, couples, parents and children, family business, dishonesty, love and romance, unfulfillment, family relations, uncontrollable, death ...
Place: asia, japan
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System:   48%
    User:   43%
 
The Family That Preys
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Alice Pratt, a hard working Christian woman, raised her two daughters while managing a simple diner of her own. Her snobbish and arrogant daughter Andrea graduated in Economic Science and works in a construction corporation while her sister Pam ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching
Plot: friendship, infidelity, parents and children, social differences, family life, dishonesty, rivalry, society, family business, couples, family relations, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   48%
    User:   48%
 
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: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: greek, immigrants, follow your dream, village, culture clash, romance, discrimination, armenian, urban, working class, hopes, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: greece, turkey, ottoman empire, america, persia ...
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System:   47%
    User:   45%
 
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Manderlay
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands, France, Germany, UK, Italy
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In 1933, after leaving Dogville, Grace Margaret Mulligan sees a slave being punished at a cotton farm called Manderlay. Officially slavery is illegal and Grace stands up against the owners of the farm. She stays with some gangsters in Manderlay and ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, clever, serious, offbeat ...
Plot: idealism, slavery, racism, guilt, freedom, male nudity, art, gangster, fighting the system, torture, political, interracial relations ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa
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System:   47%
    User:   43%
 
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Paradise
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: Televangelist Bobby Paradise "saw God" in some space debris when he was returning to Earth as an astronaut. Or at least he was convinced he did by his wife, a Cape Canaveral groupie at the time Bobby was with NASA. Now they have built up ...
Plot: female nudity, wealth, band, drug use, sex, funeral, murder, prison, adultery, extramarital affair, poem, swimming pool ...
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System:   46%
    User:   50%
 

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Purgatory House
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An inside glimpse of how it feels to be a teen in today's disconnected world. PURGATORY HOUSE chronicles the after-life journey of Silver Strand: a lonely teen who abandons her life of turmoil and drug addiction, only to find herself caught ...
Style: serious, gothic, realistic
Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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: serious, captivating, realistic, touching, 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
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