Movies like Promised Land

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Promised Land (2012)
 6.6
 34K
Promised Land (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A salesman for a natural gas company experiences life-changing events after arriving in a small town, where his corporation wants to tap into the available resources.
Style: sincere, thought provoking, touching, clever, serious, captivating, realistic, twist ending, factual, dramatic ...
Plot: small town, salesman, campaign, idealism, fighting the system, corporate world, powerful corporation, rebellion, reach out, hopes, society, small town life, environmentalism, gain trust, americana, toxic, female partner, corporate crimes, environmental health, social relations, greed, teacher, propaganda, horse, student ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, pennsylvania, texas, california, mexico

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and touching films with plots about small town, society, culture clash, redemption, hopes, catastrophe and dialogue mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Promised Land: A Civil Action (1998), The Company Men (2010), North Country (2005), Ring the Bell (2013), An Enemy of the People (1978). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.6
 26K
A Civil Action (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Jan Schlickmann is a cynical lawyer who goes out to "get rid of" a case, only to find out it is potentially worth millions. The case becomes his obsession, to the extent that he is willing to give up everything - including his career and ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, disturbing, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: lawyer, trial, courtroom drama, small town, lawsuit, law firm, leukemia, legal investigation, uncover truth, legal, righting the wronged, reach out ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: massachusetts, washington d.c., boston, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Company Men (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Bobby Walker lives the proverbial American dream: great job, beautiful family, shiny Porsche in the garage. When corporate downsizing leaves him and two co-workers jobless, the three men are forced to re-define their lives as men, husbands and ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, sincere, serious, depressing ...
Plot: unemployment, corporate world, workplace, starting over, family problems, job seeking, life is a bitch, workplace situations, down on your luck, americana, society, corporate ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.3
 37K
North Country (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A fictionalized account of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the United States -- Jenson vs. Eveleth Mines, where a woman who endured a range of abuse while working as a miner filed and won the landmark 1984 lawsuit.
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, rough, sincere, factual ...
Plot: sexual harassment, feminism, rape, courtroom drama, lawsuit, small town, fighting the system, sexism, against the odds, financial problem, labor union, secret ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: minnesota, mine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.9
 414
Ring the Bell (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When high-powered sports agent Rob Decker arrives looking for his next major league prospect, he finds more than he bargained for at the Cooke Boys Ranch. As he works to secure Shawn Hart, the top high school baseball prospect in the country, he ...
Style: serious, realistic, christian film
Plot: small town, hopes, introspection, society, misfit, fish out of water, social relations, redemption, scout, americana, small town life, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
An Enemy of the People (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A small forest town is trying to promote itself as a place for tourists to come enjoy the therapeutic hot springs and unspoiled nature. Dr. Stockmann, however, makes the inconvenient discovery that the nature around the village is not so unspoiled. ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking
Plot: small town, contamination, leadership, small town life, village life, social misfits, price of justice, hopes, contests and competitions, rebellion, idealism, americana ...
Time: 70s
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.5
 265
Harvest (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A DEA agent and a local sheriff have to wrestle with their consciences as they start raids on local farmers, who have started growing marijuana simply to keep their farms operational. Story focuses on a young man, who accidentally discovers that his ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: farm, introspection, moral dilemma, society, misfit, small town, rebellion, drug dealing, intrigue, drug abuse, innocence lost, small town life ...
Time: 90s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.3
 499
Lebanon, Pa. (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Will, a charming 35-year-old Philadelphia ad man, heads to Lebanon, Pa. to bury his recently deceased father. He forms an unexpected friendship with CJ, his bright, newly pregnant 17-year-old cousin. As Will becomes interested in CJ's married ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious, clever ...
Plot: teenage life, small town life, wooing, death in the family, americana, coming of age, society, pregnancy, small town, youth, hopes, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.0
 2K
Texasville (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Summer, 1984: 30 years after Duane captained the high school football team and Jacy was homecoming queen, this Texas town near Wichita Falls prepares for its centennial. Oil prices are down, banks are failing, and Duane's $12 million in debt. ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, pregnancy, reunion, lovers reunited, americana, crumbling marriage, love and romance, single parent, twins, small town life, couples, family problems ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Trip to Bountiful (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Carrie Watts is living the twilight of her life trapped in an apartment in 1940's Houston, Texas with a controlling daughter-in-law and a hen-pecked son. Her fondest wish -- just once before she dies -- is to revisit Bountiful, the small Texas ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: bus, redemption, small town, homecoming, self discovery, americana, escape, human nature, obsessive quest, small town life, introspection, social relations ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: texas, usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.8
 1K
Raggedy Man (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Nita, a divorced mother of two boys, is stuck working as a telephone operator in a small Texas town in World War II. Her friendship with a sailor on leave causes tongues to wag in town.
Style: gloomy, sincere, serious, realistic, enigmatic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: small town, friendship, couples, small town life, americana, friends, family relations, parents and children, woman in danger, danger, single parent, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: texas, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Taking Back Our Town (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A true story about a concerned housewife, Pat Melancon, who tries to block Shintech, a massive Japanese petrochemical conglomerate, from building a plant in her toxic township already known as "cancer alley". Pat and a few newly recruited, ...
Style: serious, sincere, thought provoking, realistic
Plot: church, cancer, fighting the system, obsessive quest, human spirit, small town life, social relations, terminal illness, small town, society, environmentalism, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.4
 2K
Tully (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Tully Jr. and Earl live on their father's Nebraska ranch, proud and independent to a fault. While the shy, reclusive Earl spends his free time watching movies, the cockier Tully works his way through a succession of short-term affairs and an ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: small town, friendship, stripper, coming of age, dysfunctional family, hopes, social relations, human nature, introspection, society, lifestyle, young lovers ...
Place: nebraska, usa, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.9
 20K
School Ties (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When David Greene receives a football scholarship to a prestigious prep school in the 1950s, he feels pressure to hide the fact that he is Jewish from his classmates and teachers, fearing that they may be anti-Semitic. He quickly becomes the big man ...
Style: emotional, thought provoking, serious, intense, talky ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: anti semitism, high school, friendship, coming of age, football, boarding school life, preparatory school, working class, sport, teenage life, society, youth ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 80s
Place: usa, massachusetts, harvard university, israel, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Places in the Heart (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In 1930s Southern US, a widow and her family try to run their cotton farm with the help of a disparate group of friends.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, emotional, uplifting ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: farm, small town, friendship, racism, widow, redemption, family in crisis, down on your luck, hopes, family relations, dealing with death, love and romance ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Small Town Saturday Night (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Just days before Rhett (Chris Pine) is leaving for Nashville to pursue a lifelong dream of being a singer/songwriter, his girlfriend Samantha (Bre Blair) realizes that "his" future may not be "their" future. This news comes as a ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: small town, friends, bar, gas station, small town life, couples, troublemaker, lifestyle, showbiz, country, ambition, musician's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Inherit the Wind (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Based on a real-life case in 1925, two great lawyers argue the case for and against a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, talky, sincere, serious ...
Plot: courtroom, small town, hotshot lawyer, small town life, dishonesty, human spirit, teachers and students, legal action, hopes, dedicated lawyer, fighting the system, injustice ...
Time: 20s, 1920s
Place: america
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.3
 4K
True Colors (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two law school friends find themselves at odds when one becomes a Justice Department lawyer and the other goes into politics.
Style: clever, serious, sincere, realistic, tense ...
Plot: politics, political corruption, college, friendship, betrayal, vengeance, blind ambition, love and romance, rivalry, society, best friends, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, virginia, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.9
 17K
Hud (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Hud Bannon is a ruthless young man who tarnishes everything and everyone he touches. Hud represents the perfect embodiment of alienated youth, out for kicks with no regard for the consequences. There is bitter conflict between the callous Hud and ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, tense, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: small town, dysfunctional family, generation gap, americana, innocence lost, rancher, ranch, housekeeper, redemption, family problems, family life, parents and children ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Thicker Than Water (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After the death of her father, Natalie Travers (Melissa Gilbert) discovers he was married to a rodeo star before he married Natalie’s mother. Upset that her father kept part of his life a secret from her and bewildered over how a prominent judge ...
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, realistic
Plot: small town, love and romance, family relations, parents and children, hopes, friends, americana, small town life, fall in love, dishonesty, farm, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.5
 15K
Margaret (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A young woman witnesses a bus accident, and is caught up in the aftermath, where the question of whether or not it was intentional affects many people's lives.
Style: psychological, emotional, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bus, innocence lost, high school, drugs/alcohol, life is a bitch, family relations, legal action, teenage life, legal, youth, haunted by the past, teacher ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Spitfire Grill (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Percy, upon being released from prison, goes to the small town of Gillead, to find a place where she can start over again. She is taken in by Hannah, to help out at her place, the Spitfire Grill. Percy brings change to the small town, stirring ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, gloomy, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: small town, redemption, friendship, prison, false accusation, church, self discovery, introspection, starting over, couple relations, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa, kentucky, ohio, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.1
 3K
Normal (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A Midwestern husband and father announces his plan to have a sex change operation.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: transsexual, gender bending, small town, couples, family problems, unfulfillment, couple relations, love and romance, family relations, parents and children, family life, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.1
 15K
Wendy and Lucy (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Wendy, a near-penniless drifter, is traveling to Alaska in search of work, and her only companion is her dog, Lucy. Already perilously close to losing everything, Wendy hits a bigger bump in the road when her old car breaks down and she is arrested ...
Style: touching, realistic, gloomy, psychological, serious ...
Plot: dog, small town, drifter, on the road, realism, disappearance, down on your luck, life is a bitch, social problems, hopes, society, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: oregon, usa, alaska, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 7.4
 9K
Norma Rae (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Norma Rae is a southern textile worker employed in a factory with intolerable working conditions. This concern about the situation gives her the gumption to be the key associate to a visiting labor union organizer. Together, they undertake the ...
Style: touching, realistic, uplifting, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: labor union, small town, working class, fighting the system, factory worker, against the odds, whistleblower, single mother, labor, factory, union, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.7
 3K
Trucker (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Loner Diane Ford (Michelle Monaghan) is a truck driver with an 11-year-old son, Peter (Jimmy Bennett), whom she never sees, and that's fine with her. But, when Peter's father, Len (Benjamin Bratt), falls ill, he asks Diane to take care of ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, emotional
Audience: girls' night
Plot: americana, cancer, bar, highway, motel, violence, sex, traffic, truck driver, single parent, custody, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Chasing Freedom (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: New York attorney Libby (Juliette Lewis) is a go-getter who won't let anyone stand in the way of her success. But when she accepts a pro bono case involving young Afghan dissident Meena (Layla Alizada), Libby finds her corporate dreams replaced ...
Style: realistic, emotional, sincere, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: deportation, mental institution, rivalry, courtroom drama, society, political corruption, misfit, fighting the system, dishonesty, deadly, defiant, hotshot lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2001
Place: afghanistan, new york, pakistan, bangladesh
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Stars Fell on Henrietta (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The setting is early America during the oil boom. An elderly, down on his luck 'oil man', Mr. Cox finds himself in the town of Henrietta. Using unconventional methods, he convinces himself and local Don Day that there is oil on Day's ...
Style: sentimental, touching, uplifting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: oil, restaurant, aging, americana, countryside, social relations, danger, human spirit, obsessive quest, family life, down on your luck, hopes ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: texas, usa, new jersey, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Grandview, U.S.A. (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Life in the small town of Grandview, Illinois is one that is just like any other city or town. Tim Pearson, soon to be graduating high school wants to go to Florida to study oceanography. He meets Michelle "Mike" Cody and is attracted to ...
Style: offbeat, touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: coming of age, small town, bondage, revenge, betrayal, love and romance, romance, family relations, friends, social relations, society, human nature ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.4
 15K
Laurel Canyon (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Laurel Canyon focuses on Sam and Alex, a pair of upper-middle class lovebirds from the East Coast who relocate to Los Angeles. Enter Jane, Sam's estranged mother, a successful record producer, who's more than willing to put the couple up ...
Style: sexual, realistic, psychological, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: infidelity, intern, time lapse photography, culture clash, disorder, family in crisis, love and romance, couple relations, living with parents, drugs/alcohol, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.3
 248
America Brown (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A coming-of-age drama that centers on a young quarterback from West Texas, a priest in New York, and the two women in their lives.
Style: uplifting, realistic, touching, sincere, serious
Plot: coming of age, high school, small town, ambition, on the run, youth, rivalry, clergy, prodigy, haunted by the past, sport team, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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