Movies and TV shows like Studs Lonigan

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Studs Lonigan (1979)
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Studs Lonigan (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 360 min.
TV show
Story: Story of the Irish-American Lonigan family between 1918 and 1930. The story centers on young Studs who is growing into adulthood in a city full of temptations.
Plot: immigrants, coming of age, irish american
Time: 1920s
Place: chicago illinois

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and sentimental films and TV series with plots about society, coming of age, family relations, immigrants, youth, hopes and family life mostly in Drama, History and Comedy genres. Some movies like Studs Lonigan: The Chi (2018), Wait Until Spring, Bandini (1989), Ellis Island (1984), Master of the Game (1984), Bernice Bobs Her Hair (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Chi (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A relevant, timely and distinctive coming-of-age story following a half dozen interrelated characters in the South Side of Chicago. The story centers on Brandon, an ambitious and confident young man who dreams about opening a restaurant of his own ...
Style: rough, mind bending, suspense, unusual plot structure, sitcom
Audience: teen drama
Plot: coming of age, brotherhood, black cast, single mother, gun violence, murder, lesbian mother, murder witness, society, grownups, friendship, crimes ...
Place: chicago illinois
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Wait Until Spring, Bandini (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Italy, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Rocklin Colorado, 1925. A hard cold winter. Young Arturo Bandini loves his father Svevo, his mother Maria and his brothers. Even though his bricklayer father wastes the little money he has in the Imperial Poolhall and his time with the rich American ...
Style: rough, gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: coming of age, immigrants, family relations, youth, life is a bitch, society, sport, ambition, romance, family life, down on your luck, family in crisis ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: colorado, usa
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Ellis Island (1984)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 420 min.
TV show
Story: The lives and struggles of some of the countless immigrants who arrived on Ellis Island during the 19th century in search of the American Dream.
Plot: american dream, immigrants, world war one, immigration, irish american, torture, extramarital affair
Time: 19th century, 1910s
Place: new york
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Master of the Game (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 413 min.
TV show
Story: Elderly Kate Blackwell looks back at her family's life beginning with her Scottish father Jamie McGregor's journey to South Africa to make his fortune in diamonds. The family history is littered with revenge, lust, betrayal, manipulation, ...
Style: family saga, captivating, realistic, serious, epic
Plot: vengeance, family life, rivalry, betrayal, manipulations, intrigue, rise to the top, dishonesty, catastrophe, manipulation, family relations, diamond mine ...
Time: 19th century
Place: south africa
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Bernice Bobs Her Hair (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Bernice, a shy young woman, leaves her safe home to go visit her flapper cousin. When her cousin tries to teach Bernice how to be much more modern, Bernice gives her much more than she bargained for. - imdb
Plot: female director, female protagonist, revenge, hair, cousin cousin relationship, coming of age, braids, flapper
Time: 1920s
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The Way South (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Yugoslavia, UK, Argentina
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A thirty year old man returns from South America to his native village, in the mountains of Yugoslavia, to find his spouse and take her along. He chooses the youngest daughter of self-supporting Jewish woman. The deceit gets discovered on the way to ...
Plot: prostitution, immigration, tango, lesbian, revenge, immigrants
Time: 1920s
Place: yugoslavia, argentina, former yugoslavia
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Chicago Med (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: An emotional thrill ride through the day-to-day chaos of the city's most explosive hospital and the courageous team of doctors who hold it together. They will tackle unique new cases inspired by topical events, forging fiery relationships in ...
Style: serious, captivating, sincere, exciting, tense ...
Plot: doctor, hospital, medical student, patient, doctors and patients, nurse, medical profession, emergency room, coworker relationship, surgery, treatment, latex gloves
Place: chicago illinois
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All About Us (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: All About Us is an American teen comedy-drama series that aired on NBC during the station's TNBC lineup from August 4, 2001 to November 10, 2001. It was produced by Peter Engel Productions.
Style: sitcom
Audience: teen drama
Plot: high school, female friendship, italian american, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, friend
Place: chicago illinois
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The Manions of America (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 290 min.
TV show
Story: Film starring David Soul, Kate Mulgrew, Pierce Brosnan
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, captivating, emotional
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: immigrants, american civil war, hopes, love and romance, unfulfillment, couple relations, lovers apart, rise to the top, romance, rich and poor, lovers reunited, society ...
Time: 19th century
Place: philadelphia, usa
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Resurrection Blvd. (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Santiagos are a proud East Los Angeles Latino family whose hopes and dreams are rooted in the world of professional boxing.
Style: emotional, sentimental, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: lifestyle, ambition, human spirit, family life, youth, athlete's life, society, family drama, parents and children, coming of age, family relations, coming out ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Rich Man, Poor Man (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 566 min.
TV show
Story: An examination of the trials and tribulations of the Jordache family, from the period following World War II to the late 1960s.
Style: saga, serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: family relations, society, hopes, blind ambition, ambition, immigrants, boxing, power relations, gangsters, rise to the top, family life, against the odds ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 40s, 60s, 1940s
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Lost Empires (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 420 min.
TV show
Story: In 1913, young Richard Herncastle joins his Uncle Nick's magic act and is introduced to the enchanted world of the British music hall. Traveling from one city to the next, assisting at conjuring acts and disappearing acts, Richard comes to know ...
Plot: theater, showbiz, world war one, nephew, vaudeville, show business, uncle, entertainer, magician, coming of age
Time: 1910s, year 1914
Place: britain
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Underemployed (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Five friends learn to deal with the harsh realities of life after college.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, light, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: college graduate, friends, friendship, best friends, youth, unfulfillment, lifestyle, society, workplace, living together, twentysomething life, petty job ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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The River Kings (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 200 min.
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Story: Filmed on South Australia's glorious River Murray, this television mini-series is set during the 1920s and tells of the story of a runaway who escapes to the river to work on a paddle-boat steamer and his friendship with an old salt captain ...
Plot: riverboat, young man, steam, australian, water, ship, captain, television, runaway, river boat, river, tv ...
Time: 1920s
Place: australia, south australia
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The Lost Generation (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Story: The plot follows a group of women who struggle in Hong Kong, most of them illegal immigrants from mainland China.
Plot: immigrants, urban setting, infidelity, exploitation, survival, predator, poverty, integrity
Place: hong kong
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My Family (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Traces over three generations an immigrant family's trials, tribulations, tragedies, and triumphs. Maria and Jose, the first generation, come to Los Angeles, meet, marry, face deportation all in the 1930's. They establish their family in ...
Style: touching, captivating, realistic, serious, dramatic ...
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Time: 50s, 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mexico
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David Copperfield (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 300 min.
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Story: Adaptation of the Dickens novel.
Plot: charles dickens, affection, orphan, coming of age, oppression, compassion, childhood memory, writing, survivor
Time: victorian era, 19th century
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Trust Me (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: The series revolves around Rothman, Greene, and Moore, a fictional advertising firm. The storylines center on the difficulties of securing accounts and the characters' personal lives.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, semi serious ...
Plot: workplace, advertising, workplace intrigue, relationship vs career, partners, friendship, advertising agency, boss and employee, promotion, ambition, workaholic, rivalry ...
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Little Women (2017)
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Country: UK, USA
Duration: 176 min.
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Story: Set against the backdrop of the American Civil War, the story follows sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March on their journey from childhood to adulthood. With the help of their mother, Marmee, and while their father is away at war, the girls navigate ...
Style: romantic, sentimental, sweet, feel good, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sibling relationship, american civil war, coming of age, sister, household, family bonds, women, sister sister relationship, civil war, love and romance, everyday life, love story ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, new england, massachusetts
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Crash (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: Crash is an American television drama series that tells the story of how the lives of how several very diverse Southern Californians intersect.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: racism, police detective, social decay, society, life is a bitch, partners, law enforcement, human nature, family problems, injustice, dishonesty, immigrants ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Life Goes On (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: Life Goes On is a television series that aired on ABC from September 12, 1989, to May 23, 1993. The show centers on the Thatcher family living in suburban Chicago: Drew, his wife Elizabeth, and their children Paige, Rebecca, and Charles, who is ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, contemplative
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, family life, teenage life, americana, parents and children, misfit, protective parent, couples, dream come true, living with parents, supportive parent, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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Lilies (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: Lilies is a British period-drama television series, written by Heidi Thomas, which ran for one eight-episode series in early 2007 on BBC One. The show's tagline was "Liverpool, 1920. Three girls on the edge of womanhood, a world on the ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, sexual ...
Plot: family relations, post war, family problems, life is a bitch, society, youth, parents and children, working class, sister sister relationship, bittersweet, poverty, slum ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: liverpool, england
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The '60s (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 172 min.
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Story: The Herlihys are a working class family from Chicago whose three children take wildly divergent paths: Brian joins the Marines right out of High School and goes to Vietnam..
Style: sincere, sentimental, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: hippie, vietnam war, culture clash, fighting the system, coming of age, concert, politician, summer of love, rock music, civil rights, drug abuse, pot smoking ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
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Kane & Abel (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
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Story: Kane and Abel are born on the same day the same year on each side of the Atlantic. William Kane is born in one of the richest families of Boston and grows up to be a banker on Wall Street. Abel Rosnovski is born in the Polish countryside and has to ...
Style: saga, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: polish, bankruptcy, ambition, hopes, society, rivalry, rise to the top, temperamental, sea disaster, promotion, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance ...
Time: 1900s, 20s, 50s, 1910s, 80s ...
Place: massachusetts, boston, usa, new york
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James at 15 (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: James at 15 is an American drama series that aired on NBC during the 1977-1978 season. The series was preceded by the 1977 made-for-TV movie James at 15, which aired on Monday September 5, 1977 and was intended as a pilot for the series. Both were ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: family relations, photographer, teenage boy, brother sister relationship, 15 year old, coming of age, father son relationship, 16 year old, friendship, mother son relationship
Time: 70s
Place: boston, massachusetts
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Soul Food (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Soul Food: The Series is a television drama that aired Wednesday nights on Showtime from June 28, 2000 to May 26, 2004. Created by filmmaker George Tillman, Jr. and developed for television by Felicia D. Henderson, Soul Food is based upon ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, touching, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, siblings relations, family life, family feud, family tradition, hopes, love and romance, couple relations, couples, parents separation, family values ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 2000s, 20th century ...
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
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Human Cargo (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
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Story: Human Cargo is a 2004 Canadian television miniseries. The series won seven Gemini Awards and two Directors Guild of Canada Awards. It premiered on CBC Television on January 4, 2004 and starred Kate Nelligan, Cara Pifko, and Nicholas Campbell. The ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, realistic, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: immigrants, racism, rebellion, life is a bitch, politics, society, legal, state affairs, family relations, political unrest, refugee, militia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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Brooklyn Bridge (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Brooklyn Bridge is an American television program which aired on CBS between 1991 and 1993. It is about a Jewish American family living in Brooklyn in the middle 1950s. The premise was partially based on the childhood of executive producer and ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, touching
Plot: family relations, coming of age, jewish family, society, misfit, social differences, social misfits, youth, social relations, family life, friends, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1956
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
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The Indian Doctor (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
TV show
Story: The Indian Doctor is a British television drama set in the summer of 1963. Produced by Rondo Media and Avatar Productions, it was first broadcast on BBC One in 2010. The most recent series began on 27 February 2012 and concluded on 2 March. It is a ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, captivating, psychological, semi serious ...
Plot: immigrants, culture clash, society, power relations, couple relations, mine, small town, social relations, couples, doctors and patients, communication problem, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, europe
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East Los High (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 26 min.
TV show
Story: East Los High is not your typical high school. Dance, sex, romance, and mystery are at the heart of this inner city school in East LA where two teenage cousins—Jessie, a 16-year-old virgin and Maya, a troubled runaway with a violent past —fall ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, exciting, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: love and romance, teenage love, infidelity, teenage life, coming of age, dishonesty, social relations, friends, high school, vengeance, urban, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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