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...And the Earth Did Not Swallow Him (1994)
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...And the Earth Did Not Swallow Him (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Twelve-year-old Mexican-American Marcos (Jose Alcala) recalls the hardships of the previous year, reflecting on the arduous trek his migrant-worker family made from Texas to the Midwest during harvest season. Along the way, Marcos learns plenty about the harsh realities of bigotry and the power of family in America of the 1950s. The coming-of-age Chicano drama is based on Tomas Rivera's semiautobiographical 1971 novella.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: coming of age, youth, family relations, misfit, racism, rich and poor, parents and children, life is a bitch, interracial relations, hopes, social differences, human nature, society, working class, immigrants, innocence lost, americana, culture clash, down on your luck, school, student, religion, death, singing, song ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: minnesota, texas

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and emotional films with plots about society, family relations, parents and children, youth, life is a bitch, coming of age and culture clash mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like ...And the Earth Did Not Swallow Him: Face (2002), A Raisin in the Sun (2008), God's Army (2000), White Irish Drinkers (2010), My Family (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Face (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Genie, a Chinese-American teenager, develops feelings for a charming African-American DJ, but her grandmother forbids their romance forcing Genie to choose between family and love.
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, friends, family relations, opposites attract, immigrants, youth, love and romance, friendship, human nature, coming of age, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary
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95%
A Raisin in the Sun (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Dreams can make a life worth living, but they can also be dashed by bad decisions. This is the crossroads whare the Younger family find themselves when their father passes away and leaves them with $10,000 in life insurance money. Should they buy a ...
Style: emotional, sincere, sentimental, touching, serious ...
Plot: racism, discrimination, family relations, injustice, rich and poor, follow your dream, parents and children, couple relations, social differences, single parent, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa
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92%
 6.4
 988
God's Army (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Life as a Mormon missionary isn't what 19-year-old Brandon Allen expected: so many rules and so few successes. Los Angeles is as unrepentant as Sodom and Gomorrah. He's forced to share a small apartment with five young prank-loving ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: couples, life is a bitch, redemption, terminal illness, youth, self discovery, working class, disorder, family relations, tragic hero, culture clash, human nature ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
White Irish Drinkers (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A coming of age story set in 1975 working-class Brooklyn, in which two teenage brothers living with their abusive father and their well-meaning but ineffective mother are caught up in a life of petty crime. Older brother Danny concocts a daring ...
Style: realistic, sincere, emotional, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: domestic disturbance, family relations, youth, innocence lost, family life, family problems, crimes, crime, life is a bitch, down on your luck, siblings relations, hopes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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 7.3
 3K
My Family (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Traces over three generations an immigrant family's trials, tribulations, tragedies, and triumphs. Maria and Jose, the first generation, come to Los Angeles, meet, marry, face deportation all in the 1930's. They establish their family in ...
Style: touching, serious, captivating, realistic, dramatic ...
Plot: murder, coming of age, death of wife, marriage, family, family relations, pregnancy, couple relations, babies and infants, life is a bitch, immigrants, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 20s, 1920s, 1950s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Pelle the Conqueror (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The end of the 19th century. A boat filled with Swedish emigrants comes to the Danish island of Bornholm. Among them are Lasse and his son Pelle who move to Denmark to find work. They find employment at a large farm, but are treated as the lowest ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, touching, serious, meditative ...
Plot: immigrants, father son relationship, youth, poverty, farm, life is a bitch, parents and children, working class, island, family relations, down on your luck, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1890s
Place: denmark, europe, seaport
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Heart of Dixie (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set at a Southern college during the 1950s, three co-eds (Ally Sheedy, Virginia Madsen and Phoebe Cates) re-assess their values in light of the burgeoning civil rights movement.
Style: sincere, emotional, thought provoking, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming of age, racism, college, youth, love and romance, life is a bitch, siblings relations, interracial relations, opposites attract, college life, journalism, media ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: alabama, campus, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.0
 346
The City (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The stories of four Hispanic immigrants living in New York City.
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, rough, gloomy ...
Plot: working class, lottery, immigrants, culture clash, hopes, urban ghetto life, city life, life is a bitch, parents and children, family in crisis, society, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, mexico, latin america, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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America So Beautiful (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: This film follows the odyssey of a group of Iranian immigrants in Los Angeles, trying to find their place in America amidst the unfolding of the 1979 Iran hostage crisis.
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, sincere, touching ...
Plot: disco, racism, coming of age, nightlife, music, immigrants, interracial relations, follow your dream, hopes, life is a bitch, nightclub, culture clash ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: sentimental, touching, realistic, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: false accusation, racism, small town, friendship, hopes, society, injustice, discrimination, human nature, friends, social relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Simon & the Oaks (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Norway
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Epic story about two families and their friendship and common destiny in Sweden's Gothenburg in the 1940s and 1950s. Told from the perspective of young Simon Larsson, who learns that he's an adopted child who has a Jewish father from ...
Style: realistic, tense, bleak, serious, touching
Plot: coming of age, friendship, best friend, countryside, working class, social misfits, life is a bitch, parents and children, wartime life, misfit, social differences, society ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 50s, 1940s
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.2
 446
Toe to Toe (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Out on the lacrosse pitch, wealthy but troubled Jesse and poor but driven Tosha form an easy and deep bond, but their relationship is threatened once they enter the hallways of an elite prep school they attend in Washington, D.C. There, they must ...
Style: thought provoking, sincere, captivating, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parents and children, coming of age, self discovery, youth, friendship, high school life, social differences, society, high school, racism, teenage life, rich and poor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.5
 6K
Dodes'ka-den (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: By turns tragic and transcendent, Akira Kurosawa’s film follows the daily lives of a group of people barely scraping by in a slum on the outskirts of Tokyo. Yet as desperate as their circumstances are, each of them—the homeless father and son ...
Style: touching, meditative, compassionate, depressing, emotional ...
Plot: poverty, slum, redemption, social differences, hopes, down on your luck, family problems, youth, working class, misfit, human nature, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.3
 3K
Chocolate (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, West Germany, Cameroon
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young French woman returns to the vast silence of West Africa to contemplate her childhood days in a colonial outpost in Cameroon. Her strongest memories are of the family's houseboy, Protee - a man of great nobility, intelligence and beauty ...
Style: touching, realistic, thought provoking, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: racism, colonialism, interracial relations, coming of age, culture clash, youth, jazz, master and servant, parents and children, imperialism, power relations, family relations ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 80s
Place: africa, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Ironweed (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Albany, New York, Halloween, 1938. Francis Phelan and Helen Archer are bums, back in their birth city. She was a singer on the radio, he a major league pitcher. Death surrounds them: she's sick, a pal has cancer, he digs graves at the cemetery ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, redemption, couple relations, mental illness, best friends, parents and children, rich and poor, life is a bitch, human nature, buddies, twists & turns, family relations ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Shadrach (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In 1935, 99-year-old former slave Shadrach asks to be buried on the soil where he was born to slavery, and that land is owned by the large Dabney family, consisting of Vernon, Trixie and their seven children, and to bury a black man on that land is ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: slave, slavery, life is a bitch, interracial relations, americana, working class, family problems, family life, friendship, dysfunctional family, racism, social differences ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: virginia, alabama, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Hidden in America (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Story of a man Bill Januson whose pride in being the head of his family won't let him accept help from his sick daughters doctor. He has to prove to his kids that even with the death of his wife and the loss of his job that they can and will ...
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, touching, disturbing ...
Plot: unemployment, single parent, doctor, starving child, family in crisis, life is a bitch, rich and poor, human spirit, parents and children, child illness, down on your luck, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.0
 151
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: serious, touching, sentimental, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: family relations, missing child, coming of age, danger, youth, racism, society, injustice, discrimination, obsession, small town, interracial relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Go (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Isao Yukisada spins this gritty coming-of-age tale about Sugihara, a Japanese-born, third-generation Korean who struggles to find a place in a society that will not accept him. The film begins with Sugihara studying at a Korean junior high school ...
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, sentimental, serious
Plot: racism, coming of age, teenage love, misfit, society, social differences, high school life, boxing, fish out of water, youth, basketball, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Another Planet (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young women unsure of her cultural heritage, arrives in rural Quebec, Canada.
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: farm, starting over, human nature, innocence lost, family problems, self discovery, homecoming, youth, single parent, culture clash, discrimination, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Fringe Dwellers (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of an Aboriginal family's attempts to forge a new life for themselves within the segregated society. At the urging of headstrong teenager Trilby, the Comeaways relocate from their family camp, to a house in the main town.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: australian aboriginal, couples, racism, pregnancy, fish out of water, social differences, misfit, society, family life, family relations, culture clash, youth ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.3
 19K
Angela's Ashes (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Based on the best selling autobiography by Irish expat Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes follows the experiences of young Frankie and his family as they try against all odds to escape the poverty endemic in the slums of pre-war Limerick. The film ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, compassionate, sentimental ...
Plot: poverty, life is a bitch, unemployment, ira, parents and children, injustice, society, human nature, irish, loss of sibling, prejudice, teacher ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1940s
Place: ireland, new york, europe, usa, america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Fifteen and Pregnant (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story, 15 year old Tina Spangler discovers she is pregnant. Her choices are abortion, adoption, or a lonely, exhausting life as a single parent. Abandoned by her boyfriend, she turns to her mother. Tina discovers although it has torn ...
Style: psychological, serious, touching, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pregnancy, high school, lifestyle, family in crisis, social misfits, love and romance, life is a bitch, parents and children, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood, hopes, society ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 7.1
 2K
The Chosen (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Chosen follows the story of two teenage boys determined to remain friends despite the deep differences between their two families. Set in New York during the 1940s, this provocative film follows the son of an orthodox rabbi and the son of a ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, dramatic, earnest ...
Plot: friendship, chosen one, culture clash, coming of age, society, parents and children, interracial relations, teenage life, clergy, family relations, friends, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: new york, usa, israel, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Singer is a deaf-mute whose small world brings him in contact with a young girl, Mick, who cherishes a seemingly hopeless dream of becoming a concert pianist. At first hostile, Mick soon becomes friends with Singer, hoping to enlarge his small ...
Style: emotional, sincere, realistic, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: racism, coming of age, deafness, teenage life, love and romance, mute or deaf, hopes, unfulfillment, social relations, initially antagonists, family relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, alabama, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Last Sin Eater (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In seeking her own redemption from the one man of whom she is most afraid, 10-year-old Cadi Forbes discovers a secret sin haunting her community of Welsh immigrants in 1850s Appalachia.
Style: serious, sincere, emotional, realistic, touching ...
Plot: friendship, family relations, friends, family problems, death in the family, youth, redemption, society, life is a bitch, social misfits, hopes, parents and children ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Bastard Out of Carolina (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Difficult tale of poor, struggling South Carolinian mother & daughter, who each face painful choices with their resolve and pride. Bone, the eldest daughter, and Anney her tired mother, grow both closer and farther apart: Anney sees Glen as ...
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: sexual abuse, dysfunctional family, family problems, parents and children, corporal punishment, pedophile, life is a bitch, family relations, innocence lost, family in crisis, coming of age, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 40s, 50s, 1950s ...
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.8
 7K
The Promise (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Tunisia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In this acclaimed and gripping social portrait of immoral lives in need of rescue, Igor (Jérémie Renier), aged 15, and his father Roger (Olivier Gourmet) deal in housing and peddling illicit labor in the outlying districts of Liege, Belgium. ...
Style: serious, sincere, emotional, tense, realistic ...
Plot: immigrants, dysfunctional family, coming of age, life is a bitch, smuggling, society, human nature, family relations, innocence lost, family problems, realism, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: belgium, usa, europe, antwerp, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Way We Laughed (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Studying to become a teacher in Turin, Italy, Pietro is joined by his older brother, Giovanni, who has moved up from Sicily. While Giovanni is a worker with no schooling, Pietro shows considerable promise in academics, prompting the elder sibling to ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental
Plot: prostitute, school, working class, society, social differences, siblings relations, hopes, family in crisis, rich and poor, immigrants, parents and children, human nature ...
Time: 50s, year 1962, year 1960, year 1959, year 1964 ...
Place: sicily, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.3
 328
Fly Away (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The poignant yet humor filled story about a single mother of a teenager severely impacted by autism, forced to reckon with her daughter's future. As her child becomes an adult, what used to work, no longer does. What will sustain her daughter, ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: autism, communication problem, family relations, nursing, mentally challenged, family problems, society, moral dilemma, misfit, social misfits, life is a bitch, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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