Movies like ...And the Earth Did Not Swallow Him

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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: family relations, immigrants, coming of age, youth, misfit, racism, rich and poor, parents and children, life is a bitch, interracial relations, hopes, social differences, society, human nature, working class, culture clash, americana, innocence lost, down on your luck, bittersweet, school, student, devil, religion, death ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: minnesota, texas

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and sincere films with plots about society, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, youth, coming of age and hopes mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like ...And the Earth Did Not Swallow Him: Face (2002), A Raisin in the Sun (2008), My Family (1995), Pelle the Conqueror (1987), Heart of Dixie (1989). 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: sincere, emotional, touching, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, family relations, friends, opposites attract, immigrants, family life, love and romance, introspection, human nature, coming of age, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, family relations, discrimination, injustice, follow your dream, parents and children, couple relations, rich and poor, social differences, single parent, interracial relations, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 7.3
 4K
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, realistic, captivating, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: family relations, immigrants, murder, wedding, coming of age, marriage, death of wife, family, couples, reunion, babies and infants, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s, 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1950s ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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, working class, life is a bitch, parents and children, island, social differences, misfit, down on your luck ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1890s
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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 5.2
 649
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: contemplative, thought provoking, emotional, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: interracial relations, college, racism, coming of age, lifestyle, society, youth, opposites attract, bittersweet, media, siblings relations, hopes ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.9
 350
The City (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The stories of four Hispanic immigrants living in New York City.
Style: bleak, rough, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: immigrants, working class, lottery, family relations, culture clash, hopes, parents and children, life is a bitch, city life, social decay, injustice, unemployment ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, mexico, latin america, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
The Rising Place (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The close friendship of two young women, each of a different race, and their struggle to find purpose in their lives during this time of social injustice and world war.
Style: sincere, serious, touching, sentimental, realistic
Plot: fall in love, life is a bitch, feminism, society, family life, friendship, soldier, pregnancy, interracial relations, parents and children, social differences, human nature ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: usa, mississippi, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.4
 1K
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: working class, terminal illness, couples, life is a bitch, youth, self discovery, redemption, family relations, culture clash, tragic hero, coming of age, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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: sincere, emotional, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, siblings relations, crimes, parents and children, family problems, family life, hopes, working class, domestic disturbance, city life, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: touching, uplifting, sincere, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: disco, racism, lifestyle, culture clash, follow your dream, injustice, interracial relations, nightlife, misfit, society, nightclub, immigrants ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.5
 3K
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, serious, touching, sentimental, realistic
Plot: racism, coming of age, teenage love, youth, society, fish out of water, parents and children, high school life, boxing, teenage life, social differences, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A troubled teen is given the chance to redeem his criminal debt to society
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, self discovery, teenage life, friendship, juvenile delinquency, coming of age, misfit, human nature, society, life is a bitch, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: emotional, serious, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: family problems, redemption, parents and children, hopes, death in the family, society, religion, dark secret, girl, imaginary friend, sin, friends ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: appalachia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Let the Wind Blow (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A collegian in turbulent Mumbai attempts to improve his lifestyle.
Style: captivating, sincere, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: destiny, working class, rich and poor, follow your dream, youth, state affairs, parents and children, hopes, society, social differences, family relations, political unrest ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, psychological, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: coming of age, world war two, friendship, family relations, wartime life, culture clash, working class, society, youth, best friend, snobbism, social misfits ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 50s
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Yasmin (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In England, the Pakistanis Yasmin lives two lives in two different worlds: in her community, she wears Muslin clothes, cooks for her father and brother and has the traditional behavior of a Muslin woman. Further, she has a non-consumed marriage with ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: family relations, immigrants, false accusation, culture clash, social differences, life is a bitch, parents and children, society, injustice, religions or cults, terrorism, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, september 11 2001
Place: pakistan, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.4
 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, hopes, social differences, youth, down on your luck, working class, family problems, parents and children, life is a bitch, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 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, sincere, thought provoking, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: interracial relations, racism, colonialism, coming of age, culture clash, youth, imperialism, discrimination, social differences, society, power relations, family relations ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 80s
Place: africa, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.3
 20K
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, gloomy ...
Plot: poverty, life is a bitch, ira, alcohol abuse, parents and children, injustice, unemployment, society, human nature, family relations, irish, loss of sibling ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: ireland, new york, europe, usa, america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 279
Amexicano (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A look at the bond between an illegal immigrant and a blue-collar Italian-American from Queens.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: friendship, social differences, immigrants, unemployment, working class, culture clash, deportation, human nature, society, interracial friendship, unrequited love, unlikely hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.0
 210
Here and There (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Spain, Mexico
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Pedro returns home to a small mountain village in Guerrero, Mexico after years of working in the US. He finds his daughters older, and more distant than he imagined. His wife still has the same smile. Having saved some earnings from two trips to the ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, psychological
Plot: family relations, immigrants, parents and children, hopes, society, life is a bitch, getting home, music band, worker, countryside, poverty, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Nobody Owns Me (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story of a lone father's relationship with his daughter, of the destructive power of alcohol, of a child's vulnerability, but also of love, betrayal and socialist politics in 1970s Sweden. A unique and moving story freely based on Åsa ...
Style: bleak, touching, serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: working class, parents and children, dysfunctional family, single parent, youth, alcohol abuse, family problems, disorder, life turned upside down, family relations, life is a bitch, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Pavee Lackeen: The Traveller Girl (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An intimate portrait of a resilient and spirited young girl and her proud and dignified family, who are part of Ireland's "traveller" community.
Style: touching, serious, sincere, emotional, realistic
Plot: life is a bitch, misfit, realism, culture clash, youth, family relations, social misfits, parents and children, society, discrimination, resilience, single mother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.7
 8K
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, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, redemption, couple relations, mental illness, human nature, buddies, life is a bitch, parents and children, rich and poor, best friends, family relations, twists & turns ...
Time: 1900s, 1930s, 1910s, 20th century, 30s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, touching, sentimental, realistic
Plot: prostitute, school, working class, immigrants, family life, small town life, single parent, small town, politics, bittersweet, idealism, family in crisis ...
Time: 50s, 60s, year 1963, year 1961, year 1958 ...
Place: sicily, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: sincere, emotional, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, racism, deafness, disability, friendship, social relations, initially antagonists, family relations, small town, youth, small town life, isolation ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, alabama, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.4
 1K
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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, interracial relations, slave, slavery, americana, family problems, friends, bittersweet, friendship, racism, dysfunctional family, family life ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: virginia, alabama, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.1
 309
Snow in August (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In a world filled with hatred, their only hope was magic. Believe and anything can happen.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, culture clash, racism, society, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, human spirit, anti semitism, youth, gang, vengeance, rabbi ...
Place: czech republic, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.2
 445
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: captivating, realistic, sentimental, psychological, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, teenage life, self discovery, coming of age, youth, social differences, racism, lacrosse, power relations, social relations, family relations, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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