Movies like Sweet Love, Bitter

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Sweet Love, Bitter (1967)
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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, cowardice, interracial friendship, guilt, price of fame, compassion, drunkenness, police, miscegenation, washed up star, jazz music

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Most similar movies to Sweet Love, Bitter

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and emotional films with plots about african american, friendship, racism, prejudice, friends, runaway and interracial friendship mostly in Drama, Comedy and Music genres. Some movies like Sweet Love, Bitter: White Lie (1991), The Connection (1961), The Visitor (2007), On the Nickel (1980), The Black Klansman (1966). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: investigation, racist, racism, black man, injustice, social injustice, rape victim, confrontation, doctor, amateur sleuth, father, execution ...
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95%
 7.0
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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: loft, heroin, drug addiction, drug addict, jazz, drug use, drugs, jazz music
Place: new york
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94%
 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, professor, deportation, lawyer, loneliness, drum, immigration, immigrants, unfulfillment, friends ...
Place: michigan, syria, manhattan new york city, connecticut, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Jimmie Fails dreams of reclaiming the Victorian home his grandfather built in the heart of San Francisco. Joined on his quest by his best friend Mont, Jimmie searches for belonging in a rapidly changing city that seems to have left them behind.
Plot: gentrification, racism, skateboarding, friendship, african american
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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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, monologue, drunkenness, police, judge, homelessness, bum, street life, friendship
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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: racist, mistress, entertainer, black man white woman relationship, seduction, mayor, gangster, revenge, murder, exploitation, african american, racism ...
Place: alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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, soldier, african american, police, vietnam veteran, murder, investigation, racism, murder of brother, ghetto
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 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, bartender, ghost, dressing room, jazz music, blender, baseball game, cheating girlfriend, diving board, blonde, jealousy, love triangle ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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, blackmail, thief, racism, elevator, luxury hotel, accident, hostile takeover, civil rights, jaguar car, mistress, manslaughter ...
Time: 1960s
Place: new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, false accusation of murder, southerner, miscarriage of justice, lighthouse, farmhouse, racial prejudice, prejudice, interracial friendship, pregnancy, racism, false accusation ...
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, haunted by the past, african american, teenage life, small town, teaching the ways of the world, interracial relations, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1964
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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: hit by a truck, bully, african american, vietnam veteran, accidental death, street fight, hiding, friend, guilt, friendship, waitress, runaway
Place: manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 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, housekeeper, atrocity, finance, baby, miscegenation, torture, african american, escape, captive ...
Time: 19th century
Place: southern usa, kentucky, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: realistic, touching, semi serious, humorous
Plot: infidelity, friendship, family business, rivalry, working class, friends, family relations, workplace intrigue, parents and children, family life, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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: shooting, white flag, racial prejudice, shot to death, mercilessness, abuse, solidarity, spit in the face, racial discrimination, sadness, dead boy, cruelty ...
Time: 1870s, 19th century
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, emotional, sincere, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, false accusation, racism, small town, interracial relations, hopes, life is a bitch, friends, social relations, family relations, opposites attract, human nature ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, realistic, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: mentor, friendship, 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%
 6.2
 669
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, tragedy, boat, friendship, friendship between boys, best friends, best friend, police, death, teenage boy ...
Place: kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, music business, success, star, jazz, musician, struggle, price of fame, friendship
Time: 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: grandmother, granddaughter, african american, racism, grandfather
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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, master and servant, friendship, maid, discrimination, storytelling, racial segregation, hopes, blacks and whites, social relations, interracial relations, against the rules ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1963
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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, unfulfillment, teaching the ways of the world, student life, parents and children, family relations, power relations, young woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ 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, realistic, serious ...
Plot: slave, slavery, social differences, society, death in the family, family life, family relations, friends, friendship, dysfunctional family, racism, family problems ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: virginia, alabama, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: friendship, jazz, betrayal, best friends, reunion, human nature, introspection, redemption, unsupportive friend, friends, righting the wronged, bar ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: one night stand, cancer, black american, regret, memory, mother daughter relationship, friendship, friend, husband wife relationship, photographer, farm, remorse ...
Time: year 1982
Place: manhattan new york city, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.4
 210
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: girlfriend, racism, vengeance, love, african american, reverend
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, mistress, reunion, singer, poverty ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1930s, 1910s, 1920s ...
Place: usa, southern usa, africa, georgia, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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: clown, depression, child in peril, apartment, family photograph, loss of wife, loss of child, flashback, marriage, mother daughter relationship, cigarette smoking, professor ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.5
 101
Der Pirat (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Austria, Switzerland
Duration: 106 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: marijuana, jail cell, heroin, hiv, prison, drugs, drug trafficking, police, death, drug
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Ditchdigger's Daughters (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Based on the memoirs of Yvonne S. Thornton, this heartwarming, inspirational family drama centers on a poor black laborer who wanted his six daughters to grow up to be doctors.
Plot: father daughter relationship, flashback, patriarch, racism, education, african american, funeral
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%