Movies like Desert Flower

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Desert Flower (2009)
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Desert Flower (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Austria, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The autobiography of a Somalian nomad who was sold in marriage at 13, fled from Africa a while later to become finally an American supermodel and is now at the age of 38, the UN spokeswoman against female genital mutilation.
Style: sincere, touching, captivating, thought provoking, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: model, fighting the system, life is a bitch, un, feminism, human spirit, injustice, introspection, deportation, sexual abuse, fashion, supermodel, rising to stardom, autobiography, ambition, rebellion, haunted by the past, society, gender, changing lives, immigrants, disfigurement, interracial marriage, graphic violence, child abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1997
Place: somalia, africa, europe, england, london

Most similar movies to Desert Flower

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and sincere films with plots about society, life is a bitch, hopes, human spirit, fighting the system, rebellion and injustice mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like Desert Flower: Skin (2008), Iron Jawed Angels (2004), The Last Sentence (2012), Inch'Allah Sunday (2001), Jean Charles (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Skin (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a black girl who was born to two white Afrikaner parents in South Africa during the apartheid era.
Style: touching, captivating, emotional, sincere, contemplative ...
Plot: fall in love, forbidden love, self discovery, human spirit, eccentric family, family problems, couples, identity crisis, society, social differences, physical appearance, parents and children ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Iron Jawed Angels (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Defiant young activists take the women's suffrage movement by storm, putting their lives at risk to help American women win the right to vote.
Style: serious, sincere, captivating, realistic, silent film
Plot: feminism, injustice, fighting the system, political unrest, politics, journalism, civil rights, human spirit, state affairs, americana, idealism, leadership ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1912, year 1917
Place: philadelphia, washington d.c., tennessee, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Last Sentence (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Renowned journalist Torgny Segerstedt declares war against Hitler as he criticizes Swedish politicians who tried to look away from the tyranny of the Nazis with the good excuse of “neutralism”. His only weapon is his pen and his life is full of ...
Style: touching, serious, thought provoking, bleak, uplifting ...
Plot: world war two, journalism, fighting the system, political unrest, life is a bitch, human spirit, fascism, idealism, media, righting the wronged, wartime life, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 30s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Inch'Allah Sunday (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Algeria
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of an immigrant woman struggling against old world traditions. Zouina leaves her homeland with her three children to join her husband in France, where he's been living for the past ten years. In a land and culture foreign to her, ...
Style: touching, contemplative, uplifting, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: culture clash, immigrants, feminism, society, injustice, estrangement, self discovery, dysfunctional family, human spirit, gender, family problems, isolation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, algeria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Jean Charles (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Brazil
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The tragic true story of Jean Charles de Menezes, the innocent Brazilian shot dead by British police in 2005 at the height of the London terrorist alerts.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sincere, contemplative
Plot: injustice, mistaken identity, wrong place wrong time, family relations, society, social differences, life is a bitch, city life, immigrants, political unrest, misfit, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.9
 905
The Overture (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Thailand
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on the life of Luang Pradit Pairoh (Sorn Silapabanleng) the most revered traditional Thai music master who lived during the reigns of Kings Rama V to VIII, the movie traces the life of Sorn, who picked up the ra-nad ek (Thai xylophone) mallets ...
Style: touching, captivating, sincere, emotional, stylized ...
Plot: lifestyle, prodigy, rebellion, ambition, fighting the system, musician's life, society, rivalry, life is a bitch, injustice, politics, musician ...
Time: 20th century
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Rosa Parks Story (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The story of the civil rights heroine whose refusal to obey racial bus segregation was just one of her acts in her fight for justice.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, uplifting, serious, emotional
Plot: fighting the system, civil disobedience, rebellion, social differences, legal, racism, society, life is a bitch, human spirit, discrimination, injustice, social activism ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Margaret Thatcher: The Long Walk to Finchley (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A light hearted look at future Prime Minister Margaret Thatchers rise from research chemist in 1949 to becoming MP for Finchley in 1959 encompassing her early relationship and marriage to Oil Millionaire Denis Thatcher.
Style: realistic, captivating, emotional, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, ambition, rise to the top, state affairs, society, feminism, campaign, head of state, election, strong female presence, british politics, british history ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Based on a true story. Liz Murray is a young girl who is taken care of by her loving, but drug-addicted parents. Liz becomes homeless at 15 and after a tragedy comes upon her, she begins her work to finish high school.
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: university, against the odds, starting over, human spirit, lifestyle, street kid, life is a bitch, teenage life, homeless, kids in trouble, ambition, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The End Is My Beginning (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany, Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When an extraordinary man who has lived through all is approaching his end, he decides to call his son to join him for the last time at his home in Tuscany. His intention is to share some valuable conversations about his life as a press ...
Style: touching, serious, contemplative, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: elderly, introspection, family relations, life is a bitch, parents and children, unfulfillment, dealing with death, village, terminal illness
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Least Among You (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Black college graduate Richard Kelly reluctantly accepts a plea bargain requiring him to spend two semesters at an all-white seminary after he's wrongly accused of crimes committed during the 1965 Watts riots. Facing bigotry on all sides, ...
Style: emotional, uplifting, captivating, touching, serious ...
Plot: racism, rebellion, self discovery, against the odds, human spirit, life is a bitch, hopes, student life, social relations, society, discrimination, clergy ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 60s, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.9
 428
Strike (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Poland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In poverty, she found strength. In oppression, she found courage. In solidarity, she found a reason to believe again. Acclaimed German actress Katharina Thalbach (THE TIN DRUM, SOPHIE’S CHOICE) stars in this hard-hitting historical drama set during ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: working class, labor union, human spirit, rebellion, ambition, fighting the system, society, workplace, politics, injustice, rebelliousness, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.8
 851
Illegal (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, Luxembourg, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Tania, a young Russian woman who lives illegally in Belgium with her 13-year-old son Ivan. Constantly on her guard, she dreads police checks until the day she is arrested.
Style: emotional, captivating, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: human spirit, rebellion, fighting the system, social differences, injustice, hopes, family relations, life is a bitch, immigrants, parents and children, society, fake identity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Glasgow Girls (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Story: Glasgow Girls is a specially commissioned musical drama for BBC Three that tells the inspirational true story of a group of schoolgirls whose petition to save their friend from deportation inspired a movement which would eventually help change ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, uplifting
Plot: friendship, immigrants, fighting the system, rebellion, idealism, human spirit, deportation, injustice, campaign, teenage life, society, kids in trouble ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2005
Place: scotland, england, europe, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, South Africa, France
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: prison, human spirit, oppression, heroes, rebellion, political unrest, fighting the system, prison life, historical figure, social problems, marital problem, civil rights ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 50s, 80s ...
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Oranges and Sunshine (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story of Margaret Humphreys, a social worker from Nottingham, who uncovers one of the most significant social scandals in recent times – the forced migration of children from the United Kingdom. Almost singlehandedly, Margaret reunited ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: social worker, against the odds, uncover truth, fighting the system, deportation, society, injustice, state affairs, life is a bitch, rebellion, family reunited, price of justice ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Loosely based on the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof, a drug-taking, women-loving, homophobic man who in 1986 was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and given thirty days to live.
Style: psychological, touching, sincere, thought provoking, compassionate ...
Plot: aids, fighting the system, human spirit, transsexual, death, life is a bitch, terminal illness, gay slur, gays and lesbians, treatment, strong sexual content, society ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 1986, year 1985
Place: texas, usa, united states, dallas texas, china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Pedro (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An intimate biopic of Pedro Zamora, an HIV-positive Cuban-American, who was cast for the MTV reality show, The Real World: San Francisco, in 1994. Due to his experience on the Real World, Pedro became a celebrity and a sympathetic face of the AIDS ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: aids, hiv, fighting the system, ambition, human spirit, rising to stardom, life is a bitch, hopes, terminal illness, tv show, society, idealism ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: cuba, usa, latin america, san francisco, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Father Damien (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Belgium, Netherlands, Australia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The true story of the 19th century Belgian priest, Father Damien, who volunteered to go to the island of Molokai, to console and care for the lepers.
Style: touching, serious, uplifting, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: social misfits, heroes, human spirit, life is a bitch, hopes, power relations, society, human nature, tragic hero, against the odds, fighting the system, redemption ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: hawaii, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Jimmy's Hall (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Ireland, France, Belgium, Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In the 1930s political activist Jimmy Gralton is deported from Ireland during the 'Red Scare'.
Style: captivating, realistic, touching, serious, factual
Plot: deportation, fighting the system, human spirit, idealism, rebellion, ambition, rebelliousness, social relations, clergy, rivalry, dance school, politics ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: ireland, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Brooke Ellison Story (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Rendered a quadriplegic since a child from a near-fatal neck injury, a young girl fights against all odds to succeed in life from grade school to her acceptance into college under the assistance of her loyal and dedicated mother.
Style: sincere, uplifting, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: college, hospital, against the odds, human spirit, ambition, teenage love, lifestyle, parents and children, disability, family problems, survival, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.8
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Walkout (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Walkout is the true story of a young Mexican American high school teacher, Sal Castro. He mentors a group of students in East Los Angeles, when the students decide to stage a peaceful walkout to protest the injustices of the public school system. ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, sincere, thought provoking
Plot: discrimination, society, rebellion, teachers and students, righting the wronged, fighting the system, politics, rebelliousness, dedicated educator, high school, lifestyle, high school life ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.2
 833
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 ⇓
32%
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 5.7
 745
Best (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The life story of former Manchester United football legend, George Best.
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, serious
Plot: athlete's life, ambition, rising to stardom, rivalry, sport, life is a bitch, celebrity culture, sport team, professional sports, football player, drugs/alcohol, unfulfillment ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 90s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: europe, england, manchester, manchester england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Chasing Freedom (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: New York attorney Libby (Juliette Lewis) is a go-getter who won't let anyone stand in the way of her success. But when she accepts a pro bono case involving young Afghan dissident Meena (Layla Alizada), Libby finds her corporate dreams replaced ...
Style: uplifting, emotional, disturbing, touching, serious ...
Plot: deportation, fighting the system, courtroom drama, rebellion, hopes, life is a bitch, terrorism, politics, danger, legal, hotshot lawyer, injustice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, september 11 2001, year 2000, year 2001
Place: afghanistan, new york, pakistan, bangladesh
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Gorillas in the Mist (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The story of Dian Fossey, a scientist who came to Africa to study the vanishing mountain gorillas, and later fought to protect them.
Style: sad, sincere, captivating, touching, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: jungle, extinction, gorilla, environmentalism, mountain, human spirit, fighting the system, animals, obsessive quest, forces of nature, environmental, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1966, 1960s
Place: africa, congo, rwanda
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.5
 3K
Warm Springs (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Franklin Roosevelt, left a paraplegic from polio at 39 years of age, seeks out a miracle cure in the backwoods of Georgia.
Style: realistic, sentimental, uplifting, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: politics, ambition, society, rise and fall, human spirit, fighting the system, rebellion, introspection, disability, hopes, life is a bitch, president ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 30s, 20th century, 20s ...
Place: georgia, usa, florida, southern usa, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.5
 84K
Selma (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: "Selma," as in Alabama, the place where segregation in the South was at its worst, leading to a march that ended in violence, forcing a famous statement by President Lyndon B. Johnson that ultimately led to the signing of the Civil Rights ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, sincere, uplifting, factual ...
Plot: racism, politics, righting the wronged, justice, civil rights, human spirit, idealism, african american, fighting the system, discrimination, americana, racial segregation ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1963, year 1965 ...
Place: alabama, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.9
 937
Living Proof (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Living Proof is a 2008 Lifetime Television movie, directed by Dan Ireland, starring Harry Connick, Jr. The film is based on the true life story of Dr. Dennis Slamon and the book HER-2: The Making of Herceptin, a Revolutionary Treatment for Breast ...
Style: sincere, uplifting, emotional, touching, serious ...
Plot: breast cancer, human spirit, hopes, doctors and patients, terminal illness, ego clash, doctor, radiation, power relations, child illness, life is a bitch, explorer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Investigator (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: 1989: Caroline Meagher is a sergeant with the Royal Military Police, with 12 years' experience, stationed in Northern Ireland. Two men from internal affairs grill her for four days: someone has accused her of being a lesbian. It's an ...
Style: thought provoking, sincere, emotional, captivating, serious ...
Plot: military, military base, lesbian lover, society, courtroom drama, gender, power relations, coming out, gays and lesbians, life is a bitch, law enforcement, military life ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, europe, germany, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%