Movies like Sweet Love, Bitter

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Sweet Love, Bitter (1967)
 7.2
 64
Sweet Love, Bitter (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A loose fictitious of Charlie Parker's last years and a portrait of the jazz scene in 1960's New York.
Style: reflective
Plot: musician, friendship, death, mistress, racism, african american, star, jazz, heroin, professor, interracial friendship, guilt, compassion, drunkenness, police, miscegenation, washed up star, cowardice, jazz music, price of fame

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Most similar movies to Sweet Love, Bitter

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and touching films with plots about african american, friendship, racism, prejudice, friends, runaway and redemption mostly in Drama, Music and Comedy genres. Some movies like Sweet Love, Bitter: Runaway (1989), White Lie (1991), The Connection (1961), The Visitor (2007), On the Nickel (1980). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 41
Runaway (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 58 min.
Story: After witnessing the accidental death of a friend who was attempting to rescue him from bullies, an African-American boy blames himself and, stricken with guilt, hides out among underground street people in New York.
Plot: african american, vietnam veteran, bully, hit by a truck, runaway, accidental death, street fight, waitress, friend, guilt, friendship, hiding
Place: grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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95%
 6.5
 100
White Lie (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A black New York man returns to his southern hometown to investigate his father's lynching at the hands of a white mob.
Style: reflective
Plot: execution, racist, interracial romance, investigation, doctor, social injustice, black man, confrontation, rape victim, injustice, father, racism ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 7.0
 558
The Connection (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Eight drug addicts are waiting for their connection in a New York apartment belonging to Leach. Jim Dunn, a budding filmmaker, has agreed to pay for the fix if the addicts will allow him to film the connection scene. After the men get their shots, ...
Plot: drug addiction, loft, heroin, drugs, jazz, drug use, drug addict, jazz music
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 7.7
 40K
The Visitor (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A college professor travels to New York City to attend a conference and finds a young couple living in his apartment.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: friendship, self discovery, arrest, lawyer, deportation, professor, loneliness, immigration, drum, immigrants, interracial relations, friends ...
Place: michigan, manhattan new york city, syria, connecticut, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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On the Nickel (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: feature film written, produced by, and starring Ralph Waite (best known as John Walton, Sr., on the long-running CBS television series, "The Waltons"). The film tells the story of Sam (Donald Moffat), a recovering alcoholic who feels ...
Plot: alcoholic, judge, drunkenness, police, street life, monologue, friendship, homelessness, bum
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
The Black Klansman (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After a black man's daughter is killed by the KKK, he seeks revenge by becoming a Klansman.
Plot: racial tension, mistress, entertainer, bomb, african american, exploitation, revenge, murder, mayor, seduction, gangster, church ...
Place: alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Bus Is Coming (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A young black soldier returns home to Los Angeles from combat in Vietnam to find out that his brother had been killed by a gang of racist cops. Angered, he joins a black nationalist group to take his revenge.
Plot: brother, vietnam veteran, police, african american, murder, ghetto, investigation, racism, soldier, murder of brother
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.9
 962
Too Late Blues (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Ghost is an idealogical musician who would rather play his blues in the park to the birds than compromise himself.
Plot: jazz, jukebox, music industry, gigolo, jazz musician, pianist, bar brawl, female singer, prostitution, jazz score, pool table, woman crying ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 6.6
 1K
Hotel (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: This is the story of the clock-like movements of a giant, big city New Orleans hotel. The ambitious yet loyal manager, wrestles with the round-the-clock drama of its guests. A brazen sneak thief, who nightly relieves the guests of their property, is ...
Plot: hotel, elevator, thief, blackmail, racism, accident, luxury hotel, labor union, manslaughter, hotel manager, hotel owner, mistress ...
Time: 1960s
Place: new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
My Sweet Charlie (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A pregnant white Southern girl and a black New York lawyer, both on the run in rural Texas, meet up in a boarded-up, abandoned house and realize they both need each other in order to survive.
Plot: interracial romance, self defense, illegitimacy, unwed pregnancy, pregnant woman, pregnant, racial prejudice, racism, interracial friendship, prejudice, pregnancy, lighthouse ...
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Secret Life of Bees (2008)
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: sincere, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: racism, coming of age, friendship, domestic violence, civil rights, african american, haunted by the past, teenage life, small town, solace, social differences, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1964
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 4.8
 123
Slaves (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A Kentucky slave fights for his freedom from cruel overseer whose mistress eventually joins Davis and the other slaves in their revolt.
Plot: plantation, slavery, slave, fire, sadism, captive, mistress, miscegenation, escape, murder, african american, atrocity ...
Time: 19th century
Place: southern usa, mississippi, kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Family That Preys (2008)
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: semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic
Plot: family business, infidelity, friendship, family life, rivalry, society, social differences, human nature, family relations, workplace intrigue, friends, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.8
 125
Freedom Road (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 186 min.
Story: Muhammad Ali, in a rare acting role, plays Gideon Jackson, an ex-slave in 1870's Virginia who gets elected to the U.S. Senate in Washington D.C. and battles other former slaves and white sharecroppers to keep the land they tended all their ...
Plot: abuse, explosion, shot to death, cruelty, hate, looking at the camera, white flag, shooting, racial prejudice, danger, solidarity, mercilessness ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Finding Forrester (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Gus van Sant tells the story of a young African American man named Jamal who confronts his talents while living on the streets of the Bronx. He accidentally runs into an old writer named Forrester who discovers his passion for writing. With help ...
Style: touching, sentimental, uplifting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: friendship, mentor, dedicated educator, basketball, african american, age difference, prejudice, plagiarism, private school, prodigy, writer's life, teacher ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, scotland, new york yankees, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: realistic, thought provoking, uplifting, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: racism, false accusation, friendship, small town, interracial relations, hopes, friends, family relations, social relations, life is a bitch, human nature, injustice ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.2
 592
And Then I Go (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Two teenage outsiders are demoralized daily at school, until an idea for vengeance offers them a terrifying release.
Plot: bullying, revenge, school, death, teenage boy, friendship, police, best friend, tragedy, friendship between boys, school shooting, sadness ...
Place: kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
American Blue Note (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Jack, Nat, Jerry, Lee and Tommy play jazz in small clubs, but only one of them will reach success.
Style: psychedelic
Plot: self discovery, star, success, music business, struggle, price of fame, friendship, jazz, musician
Time: 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 8.1
 388K
The Help (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, India, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Aibileen Clark is a middle-aged African-American maid who has spent her life raising white children and has recently lost her only son; Minny Jackson is an African-American maid who has often offended her employers despite her family's ...
Style: touching, uplifting, thought provoking, emotional, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: racism, friendship, master and servant, maid, discrimination, storytelling, hopes, social relations, interracial relations, against the rules, exploitation, racial issues ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1963
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Color Of Love: Jacey's Story (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Set in a small town in the South, movie centers on Georgia Potter, an old-fashioned widow (Rowlands), whose life changes drastically when her estranged daughter and the son-in-law she never met die in a car crash. When she visits her granddaughter ...
Plot: granddaughter, grandmother, racism, african american, grandfather
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
A Raisin in the Sun (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Walter Lee Younger is a young man struggling with his station in life. Sharing a tiny apartment with his wife, son, sister and mother, he seems like an imprisoned man. Until, that is, the family gets an unexpected financial windfall...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, thought provoking, touching ...
Plot: african american, racism, working class, racial prejudice, neighborhood, apartment, racial segregation, black family, racial tension, housewife, family problems, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: medical school, usa, africa, nigeria, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.4
 22K
You're Not You (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A drama centered on a classical pianist who has been diagnosed with ALS and the brash college student who becomes her caregiver.
Style: emotional, serious, touching, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, friends, life is a bitch, youth, student life, power relations, unfulfillment, teaching the ways of the world, parents and children, family relations, young woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: slave, slavery, friendship, social differences, family relations, parents and children, injustice, working class, americana, dysfunctional family, racism, life is a bitch ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: virginia, alabama, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 7.2
 85K
Fences (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In 1950s Pittsburgh, a frustrated African-American father struggles with the constraints of poverty, racism, and his own inner demons as he tries to raise a family.
Style: dramatic, talky, intense, interesting, emotional ...
Plot: father son relationship, baseball, african american, father, racism, war veteran, struggle, baby, soldier, snow, infidelity, adultery ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
All the Beautiful Things (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: All the Beautiful Things describes the palpable and uniquely portrayed real-life experience of two men seeking to repair their lifelong, but fractured, bond. Looking to move beyond their individual and shared histories of domestic violence, poverty, ...
Style: captivating, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: friendship, jazz, betrayal, reunion, redemption, best friends, friends, unsupportive friend, righting the wronged, bar, introspection, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Sleepy Time Gal (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A young woman learns of her adoption and eventually quits her law firm job and goes on a journey to find her birth mother.
Plot: lawyer, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, selfishness, break up, memory, regret, black american, birth mother, radio dj, mortality, radio station, adoption ...
Time: year 1982
Place: pennsylvania, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Handsome Harry (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An ex-Navy man carrying out the last wish of a dying shipmate renews contact with old friends to break the code of silence around a mysterious, long-buried crime.
Style: captivating, psychological, realistic, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: friendship, military, haunted by the past, jazz, betrayal, introspection, last wish, dishonesty, redemption, hopes, friends, soldier ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york state, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.3
 209
Burden (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Burden, an orphan raised within the Ku Klux Klan, attempts to break away when the girl he falls in love with urges him to leave for a better life together. When the Klan seeks Mike out for vengeance, a black congregation led by the benevolent, ...
Plot: racism, love, african american, girlfriend, reverend, vengeance
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Color Purple (1985)
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: uplifting, touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: domestic violence, incest, sexual abuse, feminism, rape, slavery, letter, african american, poverty, mistress, singer, reunion ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1930s, 1910s, 1920s ...
Place: usa, southern usa, africa, tennessee, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.9
 180
The Blue Hour (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: Several strangers in Los Angeles weave their stories of loss and hope, not knowing that their lives have brushed up against each others in small but sometimes profound ways
Plot: recycling, hardware store, spray paint, astronomer, compassion, living room, silence, armenian, bakery, couch, acceptance, family tragedy ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%