Movies like Sitting in Limbo

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Sitting in Limbo (1986)
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Sitting in Limbo (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The National Film Board of Canada was one of the guiding forces behind Sitting in Limbo. Fabian Gibbs plays a black Montreal college student forced to leave school when his girlfriend Pat Dillon becomes pregnant. Gibbs resents this interruption in his plans, but he becomes a very good provider. The responsibilities of parenthood, alas, irreparably damage the boy-girl relationship. Filmed in a quasidocumentary manner, Sitting in Limbo seems predestined to win film festival awards--as indeed it has.
Plot: racism, teenage pregnancy, poverty, black
Place: canada, montreal, montreal quebec

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and disturbing films with plots about racism, teenage pregnancy, youth, coming of age, family relations, female director and pregnancy mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Sitting in Limbo: This Time Forever (1981), Where the Spirit Lives (1989), The Lotus Eaters (1993), Elijah (2007), 8:17pm, Darling Street (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
This Time Forever (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young American hockey player, studying in Canada on a hockey scholarship, falls in love while risking his scholarship and the prospect of the Vietnam war draft.
Plot: vietnam war, ice hockey, college, injury, single mother, reunion, hospital, pregnancy, presumed dead, wheelchair, struggle, hockey ...
Place: montreal, canada, montreal quebec
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95%
Where the Spirit Lives (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1937, a young First Nations (Canadian native) girl named Ashtecome is kidnapped along with several other children from a village as part of a deliberate Canadian policy to force First Nations children to abandon their culture in order to be ...
Plot: boarding school, native american, culture clash, racism, school, child abuse
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
The Lotus Eaters (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Set off the West Coast of Canada in 1965, a hip new teacher with a miniskirt and lots of ideas turns a small town upside down. The soft autumn light of Galiano Island is beautifully rendered in writer/producer Peggy Thompson's The Lotus ...
Plot: teacher, mine, teenage pregnancy, extramarital affair, pig, boat, island
Time: 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: canada, british columbia
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85%
 8.0
 86
Elijah (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Story: The story of Elijah Harper.....
Plot: racism, native american reservation, indian reservation, part animation, racial slur
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67%
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8:17pm, Darling Street (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: This is the story of Gerard, an man who miraculy survived to an explosion that destroyed his appartment and killed a lot of people. During the next days, he tries to find out why he survived and why others died.
Plot: poverty, alcohol abuse, nudity (full frontal - brief), apartment building, male nudity, restaurant, drinking problem, neighborhood, exploding building, alcoholic, drinking and driving, alcoholics anonymous
Place: montreal quebec canada, montreal
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65%
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Conquest (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: British-Canadian light romantic comedy film set in a dying Saskatchewan town. Bank branch manager, Pincer Bedier, dreams of reviving the town when one day a beautiful young woman's car breaks down and she becomes stranded until it can be ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Recommendation for Mercy (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, a 14 year-old boy is accused of raping and murdering a little girl
Style: based on true events
Plot: court, rape, teenager, murder, rape accusation
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.2
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The Negro (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A black teenager vandalizes a racist lawn ornament.
Style: tense, serious, sincere, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: racism, interracial relations, uncover truth, police investigation, crimes, life is a bitch, law enforcement, society, murder, vandalism, violence, countryside ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Ambrosia (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Ambrosia is the story of an Iranian-Canadian couple, Ali and Leila, who dream of an exciting future in Vancouver: Ali owns a pizza shop and thinks of expanding and Leila is an up-and-coming clothing designer. However, their situations change ...
Plot: lgbt, female director, lesbian kiss, seamstress, lesbian, pregnancy
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Black Mud (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A coming of age story about two orphaned brothers who travel cross country to the Alberta oil sands in search of a new life. Along the way, they learn to depend on one another, but tensions grow as money gets tight. On the brink of giving up, Alex, ...
Plot: father son relationship, global warming, job seeking, two brothers
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 139
Montreal Main (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A photographer finds himself falling for a 14 year-old boy.
Plot: mutual masturbation, gay, masturbation, gay interest
Place: montreal quebec canada, montreal
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46%
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 170
Romeo Eleven (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Romeo11 is a frequent visitor to internet chat rooms and social networking sites, where he's been engaging in an ongoing flirtation with an attractive woman. But Romeo11 doesn't actually exist; he's the creation of Rami, a teenager ...
Style: sincere, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, gloomy ...
Plot: love and romance, siblings relations, family relations, internet, dishonesty, teenage life, parents and children, computers and web, disability, hidden identity, lie, restaurant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, montreal, montreal quebec canada
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43%
 6.2
 13
Prologue (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Robin Spry, Prologue was the first Canadian film to screen at the Venice Film Festival. Set and filmed during the sixties, this fiction feature tells the story of a young Montrealer who edits an underground newspaper ...
Style: cinema verite, political
Plot: politics, college, girlfriend, discussion, friendship, underground, rebellion, commune, teenage boy, frustration, deserter, dropout ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: montreal, montreal quebec canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.8
 331
The Peddler (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The movie consists of three episodes that explore the lives of poor and desperate in Iran. In episode one, a very poor couple with many crippled children abandon their newly born baby in hopes that it will have a better future. In the second ...
Style: anthology
Plot: poverty, insanity, caretaker, cripple, old age, merchant, abandoned baby, mother son relationship
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.0
 122
In Her Place (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, South Korea
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A wealthy couple seeks to secretly adopt the unborn child of an impoverished and troubled rural teenager, in this slow-burning and ultimately shocking drama from writer-director Albert Shin.
Plot: teenage pregnancy, adoption, single mother, shame, countryside, sex scene, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, mercedes benz, summer, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, female nudity ...
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
John A.: Birth of a Country (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A riveting political thriller starring Shawn Doyle (John A. Macdonald), Peter Outerbridge (George Brown) and David LaHaye (George-Etienne Cartier) and set during the struggles that take Canada from colony to country.
Plot: drunkenness, british colonial, queen victoria
Time: 1870s, 1800s, 1860s, 19th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.3
 81
Coming Out (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
TV show
Story: The explosive lives, loves and losses of an intermingled group of Montréalers are explored as they confront the subject of difference. Managing a modern relationship can be a mess. Single? Attached? Married? Divorced? Open? Closed? The most common ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, gay relationship
Place: montreal, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Stupid Young Heart (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Netherlands, Sweden
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When carefree, young Lenni and his girlfriend find themselves expecting a child, he ends up looking for a role model in all the wrong places as he becomes involved with local right-wing activists.
Style: disturbing, contemplative, suspense
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Something About Love (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: surprise ending
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Place: los angeles, nova scotia, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Teenage Mother (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A new health teacher in a high school is nearly raped by drug-dealing students and is blamed when a student turns up pregnant.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Looking for Angelina (2005)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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School's Out! (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious
Audience: teens
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Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.0
 122
Sam & Me (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: 23-year-old Nikhil comes to Canada from India to find his fortune and is convinced by his uncle to work as a companion and care-giver to Sam, an elderly Jewish man. An unlikely friendship ensues, which gives both men new insight into life.
Style: inter cultural
Plot: female director, tragic event, prejudice, jewish, racism, canadian, servant, immigrants, family relations, interracial relations, tradition, uncle nephew relationship ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Striker's Mountain (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, West Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A construction conglomerate, headed by a ruthless millionaire, wants to buy a ski resort that has been a family business for years, but the family does not want to sell. The businessman resolves to get the property, whether they want to sell it or ...
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Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Loyalties (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Lily and her three youngest children join her husband David Sutton, a doctor in an isolated northern Alberta town. Their eleven-year-old son arrives later from boarding school. David conceals a dark secret which caused the family to leave England ...
Plot: female director, secret, doctor, family relations
Place: canada, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.0
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Ordinary Magic (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When his father dies, Jeffrey is sent to live with his aunt Charlotte in Canada. Once there he leads his aunt and his friends in staging, a non-violent hunger strike to try to save his aunt's house from being demolished to make room for a ski ...
Plot: coming of age, hinduism, non violence, teenage girl in swimwear, bereavement, loud sex
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Waitresses Wanted (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Story: Brazilian native Priscilla Paredes is intent on staying in Montreal, despite the expiration of her student visa. Out of desperation, she takes a job as an exotic dancer at the Elixir, a downtown strip club, where she meets Milagro, a headstrong ...
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Place: montreal, montreal quebec canada
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