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Goodbye, Miss 4th of July (1988)
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Goodbye, Miss 4th of July (1988)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The inspiring true-life drama of 17-year-old Niki Janus. After fleeing persecution in Greece, Niki and her family immigrate to West Virginia and begin living the American Dream. Among their friends is Big John Creed, a wise and helpful handyman. But Niki's friendship with him and her belief in freedom unwittingly bring the wrath of the Ku Klux Klan to her very doorstep. Full of courage and passion, Niki challenges the powerful Klan and, at the same time, must overcome her own fears to help the townspeople survive a horrible flu epidemic.
Plot: world war one, racism, greek, teenage girl, immigration, friendship, african american, ku klux klan, 16 year old, racial prejudice, influenza, immigrants, prejudice, death of title character, immigrant family, black
Time: year 1916
Place: west virginia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, serious and sincere films with plots about family relations, friendship, racism, society, african american, interracial relations and teenage girl mostly in Drama, Family and Romance genres. Some movies like Goodbye, Miss 4th of July: Sudie and Simpson (1990), The Sweetest Gift (1998), Hiroshima Maiden (1988), Summer's End (1999), Sweet 15 (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: touching, emotional, sincere, sentimental, uplifting ...
Plot: interracial relations, friendship, racism, false accusation, small town, injustice, bittersweet, coming of age, society, life is a bitch, youth, opposites attract ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
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95%
The Sweetest Gift (1998)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two neighboring families in Florida, one black and one white, struggle with the problems of race, poverty, prejudice, and absent fathers, as their children become friends over the course of one summer and fall.
Style: touching, feel good, emotional, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: interracial relations, friendship, family relations, family, injustice, friends, youth, life is a bitch, society, discrimination, racism, candy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida
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89%
Hiroshima Maiden (1988)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
Story: "You have to think about whether they're really your friends," Johnny's dad says when Johnny talks to him about the grief his pals have been giving him lately. The other boys haven't exactly tried to understand why Dad ...
Plot: atomic bomb, friend, father son relationship, prejudice, fbi, surgery, racism, friendship, disfigurement, reenactment, japanese girl, family relations ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, post world war two
Place: hiroshima japan, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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 429
Summer's End (1999)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: 12-year-old boy and his older brother have just lost their dad. At their summer cottage, the younger boy befriends a black doctor who has to deal with local prejudice and racism.
Style: touching, sincere, atmospheric, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, racism, small town, interracial relations, society, youth, hopes, family problems, social relations, friends, family relations, small town life ...
Time: 90s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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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 ...
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: racism, interracial relations, interracial adoption, child custody, grandfather grandson relationship, grandmother grandson relationship, grandparent and grandchild, social issues, family, custody, social problems, interracial ...
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69%
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Sweet 15 (1990)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Nothing is more important to Mexican-American Marta Delacruz than her quinceanera -- the traditional 15th birthday celebration that symbolically ushers a young girl into adulthood. Marta is understandably angry and resentful when her father cancels ...
Plot: celebration, husband wife relationship, waltz, school, friend, boss, teenage girl, illegal immigration, mexican american, birthday, illegal immigrant, father daughter relationship ...
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Girl on the Edge (2015)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A powerful true story about the journey of a troubled teenage girl who finds healing in the most unlikely of places, and who must choose to either invest in her own recovery or succumb to the trauma of her past.
Style: suspense, psychological, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Plot: injury, family home, interracial friendship, teenage girl, girl horse relationship, support group, teenager, husband wife relationship, female protagonist, self mutilation, rape, father daughter relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
A Girl of the Limberlost (1990)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A teenage girl living in 1908 rural Indiana attends high school despite her mother's fierce opposition of her life, the friendship of a free-spirted older woman helps her stick to her goals.
Plot: teenage girl, teen angst, violinist, widow, mother daughter relationship, single mother, child's point of view, single parent, naturalist, family relations, countryside, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, victorian era, 1900s
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Rip Girls (2000)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A teen-age girl and her father come to an island on Hawaii, they find a closer relationship to each other and think about changing the island. During her adventures, Sydney finds friends, a new hobby with her fantastic photography, and the truth ...
Style: colourful, captivating, inspirational
Plot: teenage girl, friendship, father daughter relationship, surfing, teen romance, female director, friend, teenage boy, male female relationship
Place: hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Captive Heart: The James Mink Story (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: James Mink is a black man in Canada who has built a very successful livery business, and enjoys a white wife and a beautiful daughter, Mary. An excellent match is arranged with an American businessman, but when he takes his new wife Mary across the ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, uplifting, emotional ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Christmas in Canaan (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Set in the 1960s, Christmas in Canaan is a drama about a black family and a white family that learn to love each other out of their Christian beliefs.
Style: light, atmospheric, captivating, sentimental
Plot: christmas, racial prejudice, family relations, childhood, african american, father son relationship, farm, friendship, love, society, rivalry, christmas movie ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: texas, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.3
 9K
Ragtime (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A young black pianist becomes embroiled in the lives of an upper-class white family set among the racial tensions, infidelity, violence, and other nostalgic events in early 1900s New York City.
Style: clever, controversial, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: racism, american dream, vandalism, siege, pianist, piano, racial injustice, jazz, firefighter, nudity (full frontal - brief), fighting the system, graphic violence ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
A Gathering of Old Men (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A regular day in a Louisiana sugarcane plantation changes course when a local white farmer is shot in self defense. A group of old, black men takes a courageous step by coming forward en masse to take responsibility for the killing of a white ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: racism, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer, fighting the system, golden years, false accusation, friendship, interracial relations, discrimination, americana, crimes, legal ...
Time: 80s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Little Ladies of the Night (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The sister of ex-pimp and current Los Angeles Police detective Lyle York was murdered working the streets a few years ago. Since his reform, he has teamed with Officer Russ Garfield to clear the streets of under-age girls working in prostitution. ...
Style: cult film
Plot: prostitution, mother daughter relationship, police, teenager, friendship, street life, teenage girl, money, unhappiness, innocence, social problem, innocent ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
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Style: emotional, thought provoking, sincere, uplifting, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 58 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Country: USA
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Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, uplifting, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
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Style: touching, sincere, feel good, sentimental, light
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
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Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: touching, emotional, realistic, sentimental, serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Country: USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
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Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, captivating
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 12
Hassan (2018)
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Duration: 111 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
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Style: touching, realistic, serious, anthology
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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Style: sentimental, emotional, feel good, touching, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, interracial relations, bittersweet, society, crimes, switching roles, missing person, kidnapping, racism, nanny, on the run, father son relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: alabama, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Boat Builder (2017)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A grumpy old sailor wants only to finish building his boat so he can set out to sea. But from local officals to troubled fosters kid, the world keeps intervening to test his determination to make something of his golden years.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Hole in the Wall (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A struggling Mexican-American taco chef decides to turn his family's American dream into a reality by luring New York's chicest food critic to Spanish Harlem before a scheming culinary counterfeiter unlocks the secret to his secret sauce.
Plot: immigrants, family relations, taco, american dream, immigration, mexican american
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Run, Broken Yet Brave (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: RUN, is the story of Ashley, a sixteen-year old teenager with a chip on her shoulder. She is sent by her mom to spend a month of her summer holidays with her grandparents on the family farm. While there she develops a love-hate relationship with her ...
Style: captivating, psychological, light, touching, contemplative
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%