Movies like Yelling to the Sky

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Yelling to the Sky (2011)
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Yelling to the Sky (2011)
Original name: Yelling To The Sky
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: As her family falls apart, seventeen year old Sweetness O'Hara is left to fend for herself in a neighborhood where her survival is uncertain.
Style: emotional, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: dysfunctional family, depression, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, alcoholic, going straight, youth, parents and children, family life, society, family problems, coming of age, hopes, domestic violence, drug dealer, father daughter relationship, drug use, counselor, african american, teenage pregnancy, teenager, alcohol abuse, woman, female protagonist, blaxploitation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa

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Most similar movies to Yelling to the Sky

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, parents and children, youth, family problems, hopes, coming of age and society mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Yelling to the Sky: Precious (2009), Waterproof (2000), Toe to Toe (2009), Almost a Woman (2002), Of Boys and Men (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.3
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Precious (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set in Harlem in 1987, Claireece "Precious" Jones is a 16-year-old African American girl born into a life no one would want. She's pregnant for the second time by her absent father; at home, she must wait hand and foot on her mother, ...
Style: bleak, emotional, depressing, rough, sad ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: rape, sexual abuse, dysfunctional family, domestic violence, child abuse, teacher, poverty, illiteracy, social misfits, aids, african american, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, year 1987, 80s
Place: new york, harlem, new york city, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem
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100%
 6.5
 438
Waterproof (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Single mother Tyree Battle struggles to keep her young son Thaniel away from the gang-plagued city streets that he is mixed up in. Under severe gang pressure, Thaniel accidentally shoots Jewish shopkeeper Eli Zeal in a botched robbery attempt. ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, emotional, contemplative
Plot: family relations, gang, homecoming, family problems, going straight, immigrants, aging, youth, redemption, self discovery, single parent, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, louisiana
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100%
 5.3
 507
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, psychological, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lacrosse, friendship, self discovery, teenage life, coming of age, racism, youth, social differences, strong female lead, teenage rebellion, woman, high school life ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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31%
 6.1
 153
Almost a Woman (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young woman named Esmeralda and her family move to New York from a rural area of Puerto Rico. The transition is difficult due to the many challenges she and her family face.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: human spirit, rise to the top, lifestyle, family problems, family life, teenage life, parents and children, youth, hopes, single parent, teachers and students, actress ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, puerto rico, latin america, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Of Boys and Men (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Robert Townsend stars as the patriarch of a family devastated when his wife is killed in a senseless auto accident. Reeling with grief, each family member must find courage and vision to carry on, ultimately eager to do the mother proud.
Style: realistic, psychological, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Plot: family relations, family life, family in crisis, parents and children, youth, car accident, death of wife, accidental death, grief, love, society, family problems ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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28%
Mom at Sixteen (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Pregnant sixteen year old Jacey's well-meaning mother forces her to keep the birth a secret and decides to raise the baby as her own.
Style: serious, touching, sincere, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: teenage pregnancy, teenage mother, mother daughter relationship, mother and daughter, babies and infants, adoption, pregnancy, baby, parents and children, youth, family relations, family problems ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Too Young to Be a Dad (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When 15-year-old, Matt Freeman, gets his girlfriend, Francesca, pregnant her family decides to put the unborn baby up for adoption. Matt agrees to the decision, but begins to rethink it. This movie is taken from the father's point of view.
Style: serious, emotional, touching, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: teenage pregnancy, pregnancy, teenage life, life turned upside down, family problems, family relations, human spirit, youth, family in crisis, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, parenthood ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Bilal's Stand (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Bilal, a Muslim high school senior works at his family's long-owned taxi stand. "The Stand," as they call it, has been the source of all activity and money for the family for the last sixty years. It seems like BĂ­lal is about to ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: coming of age, self discovery, follow your dream, family business, teenage life, family problems, hopes, human spirit, society, youth, workplace, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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The Sound and the Fury (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A look at the trials and tribulations of The Compson siblings, living in the deep south during the early part of the 20th century.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, captivating, gloomy
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, parents and children, downfall, life is a bitch, family in crisis, family life, family problems, mental retardation, suicide, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 1910s, 1930s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, southern usa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 2.2
 4K
Anne B. Real (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: ANNE B. REAL is the coming of age story of a young female rapper, who finds her inspiration by reading the Diary of Anne Frank.
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, touching, contemplative
Plot: hip hop, lifestyle, introspection, teenage life, youth, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto, siblings relations, urban ghetto life, family life, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Lost Angels (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Rich L.A. party brat Tim (Adam Horovitz) spins into a cycle of despair after his parents divorce, and trying to fill the void with drugs and trouble only buys him a ticket to an asylum. But with the help of a psychiatrist (Donald Sutherland) who has ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang, redemption, coming of age, life is a bitch, youth, mentally unstable, society, lifestyle, dysfunctional family, nightlife, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.3
 676
Constellation (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Constellation chronicles the lives and loves of an African-American family in the deep South as they are forced to come to terms with a tumultuous past marked by an unrequited interracial affair. The film explores the way in which the family ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: interracial relations, family relations, estrangement, death in the family, haunted by the past, family problems, unfulfillment, hopes, society, family gatherings, dysfunctional family, interracial romance ...
Time: 50s, 21st century
Place: usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Woman Thou Art Loosed (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An adaptation of Bishop T.D. Jakes' self-help novel, chronciling a woman's struggle to come to terms with her legacy of abuse, addiction and poverty.
Style: captivating, serious, touching, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: redemption, sexual abuse, bishop, going straight, youth, prostitute, hopes, life is a bitch, family relations, family problems, addiction, drug abuse ...
Time: 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: emotional, sincere, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: family problems, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, family life, parents and children, siblings relations, society, hopes, working class, domestic disturbance, criminal, sex ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, ireland, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Cracks in Concrete (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A drama centered on two men at different states in life: Ertan, an ex-con who is trying to make amends for his past actions and Mikail, a teen-aged drug runner an aspiring musician.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, emotional, bleak
Plot: hidden identity, follow your dream, going straight, ex convict, family problems, estrangement, youth, teenage life, hopes, family relations, parents and children, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 21st century
Place: vienna, europe, austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Night Has Settled (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1983, Oliver Nicholas, at thirteen, is well-poised to enter the precocious teenage world of first-sex, vodka and possible-love in New York City when he is traumatized by the stroke of his housekeeper (and only true maternal figure), a ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sexy, humorous ...
Plot: coming of age, youth, nanny, dysfunctional family, stroke, society, survival, betrayal, family life, parents and children, family problems, family relations ...
Time: year 1983, 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Killer of Sheep (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Stan works in drudgery at a slaughterhouse. His personal life is drab. Dissatisfaction and ennui keep him unresponsive to the needs of his adoring wife, and he must struggle against influences which would dishonor and endanger him and his family.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, emotional, political ...
Plot: ghetto, friendship, dysfunctional family, lifestyle, human nature, parents and children, family life, couple relations, family problems, african american, gangsters, social justice ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Run Sister Run! (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Emilia is a teenager and a good girl, who never forgets her homework or her little sister, Elsa. Siiri is just one year older than Emilia but not at all like her. When Emilia and Siiri become friends, Emilia's life changes. Siiri encourages her ...
Style: realistic, emotional, semi serious, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, rebelliousness, self discovery, life turned upside down, juvenile delinquency, youth, adolescence vs adulthood, family relations, family problems, social relations, parents and children, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century
Place: finland, helsinki finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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The Poker House (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Agnes and her two sisters struggle through a day in a home overrun by gamblers, thieves, and johns.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, emotional, dark ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: coming of age, poverty, dysfunctional family, female protagonist, rape, pimp, sister sister relationship, drugs, prostitute, family relations, family in crisis, defloration ...
Time: 70s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Future Weather (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Abandoned by her dreamer single mom, a teenage loner becomes obsessed with ecological disaster, forcing her and her grandmother, a functioning alcoholic, to rethink their futures.
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: family relations, environmentalism, society, family problems, dysfunctional family, gain trust, teenage life, life is a bitch, youth, bittersweet, coming of age, teenager ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
A Day Late and a Dollar Short (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When irascible matriarch Viola Price learns that her next asthma attack will likely kill her, she is determined to fix her fractured family before she leaves this world.
Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: parents and children, family relations, family problems, estrangement, hopes, aging, dysfunctional family, love, african american, women, asthma, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Augusta, Gone (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Martha is a businesswoman and divorced mother of two children - Augusta and Jack. However, when docile Augusta becomes a teenager, feelings of anger and self-hate cause her personality to undergo a scary transformation, and Martha realizes that this ...
Style: disturbing, rough, psychological, sad, dark ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: drugs, life is a bitch, lifestyle, dysfunctional family, single parent, rise and fall, hopes, alcohol abuse, kids in trouble, intrigue, teenage life, uncontrollable ...
Time: 21st century
Place: san francisco, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pregnancy, family problems, lifestyle, teenage life, family in crisis, hopes, parent child relationship, sister sister relationship, youth, family relations, husband wife relationship, teenage pregnancy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Dallas 362 (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Rusty (Shawn Hatosy) has been bailed out of bad situations more than once by his understanding but distraught mother, Mary (Kelly Lynch). When Mary starts dating a psychologist, Bob (Jeff Goldblum), Rusty connects with the man and begins talking to ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, biting
Plot: going straight, friendship, haunted by the past, rehabilitation, parents and children, social decay, dysfunctional family, buddies, society, family life, youth, boyfriend ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
A Father's Choice (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The fast-paced city life of two sisters is turned upside down when they are sent to live in the country with their father after their mother is killed.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: youth, horse, family life, parents and children, teenage life, dysfunctional family, family problems, family relations, single parent, love and romance, farm, estrangement ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.3
 7K
In Bloom (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Georgia, Germany, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Eka and Natia leave their childhood behind and ignore societal customs to escape from their turbulent family lives.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, captivating, art house ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: coming of age, family relations, adolescence vs adulthood, best friends, society, life is a bitch, civil war, dysfunctional family, youth, teenage life, parents and children, lgbt ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1992
Place: georgia, georgia (former ussr), caucasus, tbilisi, eastern europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.2
 809
King's Faith (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When eighteen-year-old Brendan King attempts to leave his turbulent gang life behind him, his past continues to threaten his new-found faith, family, and future
Style: christian film, realistic, touching, serious, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: juvenile delinquency, christian, adoption, haunted by the past, redemption, society, going straight, human spirit, youth, hopes, teenage love, suburbs ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.8
 316
Rebounce (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 92 min.
Story: REBOUNCE is a colorful, tough and powerful film featuring Frederikke Dahl Hansen in the leading role. She plays opposite Anne Sofie Espersen and Dar Salim, and despite being only 16 years old she portrays toughness, charm, and vulnerability ...
Style: realistic, emotional, rough, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: age difference, coming of age, parents and children, teenage life, family problems, family relations, drug abuse, adolescence vs adulthood, dysfunctional family, youth, mother, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century
Place: denmark, scandinavia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.3
 203
Anonymes (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Tunisia, Switzerland, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A teenager unwittingly reveals a terrible family secret to her new neighbors.
Style: sincere, thought provoking, serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, family life, teenage life, hopes, introspection, self discovery, parents and children, siblings relations, family relations, mother daughter relationship, society, youth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Black Girl (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An aspiring dancer and her wicked sister's resent their mother's love for a foster daughter.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: blaxploitation, black history, orphan, family relations, redemption, couples, injustice, family problems, love and romance, society, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%