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If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)
 7.4
 17K
If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: After her fiance is falsely imprisoned, a pregnant African-American woman sets out to clear his name and prove his innocence.
Plot: lawyer, love story, young adult, racism, black american, love, prison, rape, pregnancy, sister sister relationship, african american, injustice, sexual harassment, false accusation, childhood friend, giving a toast, crying man, police officer, saying grace, rape accusation, female nudity, rape victim, money, religion, jewish ...
Place: harlem, manhattan new york city, puerto rico, harlem manhattan new york city

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, talky and melancholic films with plots about friendship, sex, drinking, cigarette smoking, bar, friend and father daughter relationship mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres. Some movies like If Beale Street Could Talk: Crown Heights (2017), The Good Mother (1988), The Tenants (2005), The Liberation of L.B. Jones (1970), Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Crown Heights (2017)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When Colin Warner was wrongfully convicted of murder, his best friend Carl King devoted his life to proving his innocence.
Plot: wrongful conviction, miscarriage of justice, jail cell, flash forward, false accusation of murder, auto mechanic, male nudity, beating, innocence, false accusation, jail, photograph ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Good Mother (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After finding a sexually liberated boyfriend, a divorced woman gets sued over daughter's custody, by her ex, who claims that her lover has a bad influence on the kid.
Style: gloomy, serious, emotional, touching, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: custody, false accusation, pregnancy, courtroom drama, dedicated lawyer, couple relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, legal, couples, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: maine, connecticut, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 5.2
 920
The Tenants (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of a Jewish novelist, Harry Lesser, struggling to complete his latest work, and his antagonistic relationship with a black writer who moves in down the hall.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: friendship, militant, obsession, couple relations, urban, interracial relations, dysfunctional family, society, city life, losing-it hero, writer's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s, year 1972
Place: new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Liberation of L.B. Jones (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A gloomy vision of the possibility of decent relations between whites and blacks anywhere, including the South. Undertaker L.B. Jones, the richest black man in his county of Tennessee, is divorcing his wife for infidelity with a white policeman. ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, gloomy ...
Plot: racism, racial tension, interracial romance, small town, tragic hero, pregnancy, law firm, crime, uncover truth, uninhibited rivalry, vigilantism, infidelity ...
Time: 60s
Place: tennessee, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The tale of an outlaw who escapes from prison and sets out across the Texas hills to reunite with his wife and the daughter he has never met.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: fugitives, river, police officer, outlaw, shooting, prison escape, crime, chase, love triangle, on the road, crimes, suitcase full of money ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Loving the Bad Man (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: This story focuses primarily on Julie Thompson (Christine Kelly), a young conservative Christian woman, who is truly tested by God and gives birth to a child conceived in rape. This decision leads her on a journey that forces her to explore and ...
Style: serious, gloomy, emotional, realistic, christian film
Plot: prison, pregnancy, introspection, life turned upside down, religions or cults, life is a bitch, family in crisis, prison life, confined, society, family problems, religion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.7
 605
Slingshot (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two cunning and manipulative drifters venture into Farifield County, Connecticut looking to seduce wealthy and lonely housewives.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: infidelity, best friends, on the road, single parent, romance, small town, suburbs, battle of the sexes, crumbling marriage, cons and scams, dysfunctional family, missing child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A New York couple's relationship is tested after the loss of their child. This film is the wide-released combination of the original two :him and :her volumes that premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: obsession, crumbling marriage, postmodernism, couple relations, romance, unfulfillment, couples, love affair, parents and children, breakup, life turned upside down, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, connecticut, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Mudge Boy (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Duncan Mudge, mid-teens, lives apart from his rural world populated by his distant father and rough local kids. His main companionship is a chicken left after his mother's death until the neighbor's son befriends him.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, gloomy, disturbing ...
Plot: coming of age, misfit, chicken, gay sex, homosexuality, gays and lesbians, small town, dealing with death, bullying, parents and children, teenage life, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.5
 13K
White Boy Rick (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The story of teenager, Richard Wershe Jr., who became an undercover informant for the police during the 1980s and was ultimately arrested for drug-trafficking and sentenced to life in prison.
Style: disturbing, based on true events, suspense, rough
Plot: informant, fbi, war on drugs, drug trafficking, father son relationship, juvenile delinquent, arms dealing, buddies, culture clash, drug traffic, gun, cafe ...
Time: 80s, year 1987, year 1985, year 1984, year 1986
Place: detroit, ohio, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.3
 5K
Jamesy Boy (2014)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Based on the true story of teenager James Burns who goes from a suburban street gang to a maximum-security prison cell surrounded by hardened criminals. He turns his life around in prison thanks to the unexpected friendship he forms with a convicted ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, sincere
Plot: prison, friendship, prison life, crime, confined, mentor, criminal, redemption, teaching the ways of the world, crimes, power relations, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.7
 2K
Princess Cyd (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: High school athlete Cyd Loughlin lives alone with her depressive father in South Carolina, perpetually longing to get away from it all. When her aunt, famous novelist Miranda Ruth, agrees to host her for a few weeks during the summer, Cyd jumps at ...
Plot: novelist, coming of age, lgbt, sexual identity, summer vacation, midlife crisis, barefoot, filmmaking, female lawyer, text messaging, pot smoking, sunbathing ...
Time: year 1992, year 1968
Place: chicago illinois, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.4
 18K
The Yards (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In the rail yards of Queens, contractors repair and rebuild the city's subway cars. These contracts are lucrative, so graft and corruption are rife. When Leo Handler gets out of prison, he finds his aunt married to Frank Olchin, one of the big ...
Style: tense, clever, serious, bleak, rough ...
Plot: betrayal, corruption, murder, crime, false accusation, whistleblower, bribery, political corruption, moral dilemma, urban, criminal, subway ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Earthly Possessions (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A bored wife, who is planning to run away from her minister husband, is taken hostage in a bank robbery. However, she sees the thrill in being involved in the chase and becomes an accomplice to helping the younger robber escape his pursuers. As ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, talky, realistic
Plot: bank, on the road, escape, hostage, pregnancy, hostages, crime, couple relations, minister, heist, romance, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Sleeping with Other People (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Can two serial cheaters get a second chance at love? After a one-night stand in college, New Yorkers Lainey and Jake meet by chance twelve years later and discover they each have the same problem: because of their monogamy-challenged ways, neither ...
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: sex, cheating, infidelity, womanizer, romance, love, unlikely couple, college, love and romance, couples, rehabilitation, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002
Place: usa, france, manhattan new york city, medical school, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Personal Velocity (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Three women's escapes from their afflicted lives. Each struggles to flee from the men who confine their personal freedom.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: pregnancy, hitchhiker, self discovery, parents and children, life is a bitch, love and romance, society, youth, couples, family relations, starting over, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, harvard university, norway, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Medicine for Melancholy (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Waking from a one-night stand that neither remembers, Micah and Joanne find themselves wandering the streets of San Francisco, sharing coffee and conversation and searching for a deeper connection.
Style: semi serious, talky, realistic, sincere, mumblecore
Audience: date night
Plot: politics, cycling, introspection, city life, one-night stand, twentysomething life, urban, human nature, singleness, love and romance, society, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.0
 2K
Guinevere (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young girl from an affluent family rebels and becomes involved with a much older photographer.
Style: touching, semi serious, clever, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: photographer, dysfunctional family, bohemian, protege, older man younger woman relationship, romance, coming of age, young lovers, parents and children, fall in love, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, san francisco, usa, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 7.8
 115K
A Bronx Tale (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Set in the Bronx during the tumultuous 1960s, an adolescent boy is torn between his honest, working-class father and a violent yet charismatic crime boss. Complicating matters is the youngster's growing attraction - forbidden in his ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, serious, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, loyalty, coming of age, friendship, bus driver, gambling, funeral, crime, first love, generation gap, mob boss, african american ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1960, year 1968
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, new york state, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.5
 8K
Life Itself (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 117 min.
Story: As a young New York couple goes from college romance to marriage and the birth of their first child, the unexpected twists of their journey create reverberations that echo over continents and through lifetimes.
Plot: unreliable narrator, estranged couple, traumatic childhood, pregnancy, tragic event, hit by a bus, child abuse, sex, car accident, dead mother, marriage proposal, jealousy ...
Place: manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Hurricane Streets (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Marcus is a kid on Manhattan's mean streets. He's turning 15, his father is dead, his mother is in prison for smuggling undocumented aliens. His grandmother is raising him. He has four close buddies who have a basement clubhouse; they ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquency, coming of age, theft, smuggling, prison, friendship, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, urban ghetto, down on your luck, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new mexico, new york, alaska, lower east side manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.0
 11K
Poetic Justice (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In this film, we see the world through the eyes of main character Justice, a young African-American poet. A mail carrier invites a few friends along for a long overnight delivery run.
Style: road movie, touching, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: on the road, friendship, starting over, self discovery, romance, social misfits, writer's life, sadness, college, going straight, urban, rehabilitation ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, south central los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Love the Hard Way (2001)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Claire, a brilliant student, seeks answers to the meaning of life in the calm of her biology laboratory. One day, she meets a mysterious young man, Jack, at the cinema, and is intrigued by his style, assurance and audacity. Apart from his artistic ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: love affair, opposites attract, couples, crime, love and romance, neo noir, cons and scams, student life, fall in love, crimes, dishonesty, college ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Date with a Kidnapper (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: A woman living in a boarding house is kidnapped by a small-time criminal. Soon others in the gang try to take her away from him so they can get the ransom.
Plot: revenge, murder, rape, hillbilly, shotgun, stockholm syndrome, sunglasses, murphy bed, knife, robbery, kidnapping, binoculars ...
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.2
 29K
Rumble Fish (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Rusty James, an absent-minded street thug struggles to live up to his legendary older brother's reputation, and longs for the days when gang warfare was going on.
Style: stylized, gloomy, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: gang, neo noir, juvenile delinquency, coming of age, street gang, youth, going straight, human nature, urban, siblings relations, crimes, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: oklahoma, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.2
 4K
Simple Men (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Bitter about being double-crossed by the women he loved, (and with the police after him to boot), Bill vows to seduce the next woman he sees, then throw her away. His brother Dennis, meanwhile, is equally determined to track down their long lost ...
Style: talky, humorous, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: small town, radical, parents and children, on the road, missing person, crimes, romance, family relations, obsessive quest, siblings relations, haunted by the past, insurance scam ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, florida, pentagon, pennsylvania ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.3
 9K
Married Life (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The late 1940s. Richard Langley, a bachelor playboy, narrates a story that starts when his best friend, Harry Allen, invites him to lunch to tell Richard he's in love. Trouble is, Harry's already married to Pat; he worries Pat would be ...
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, melancholic, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, jealousy, friendship, romance, couple relations, crumbling marriage, love and romance, husband wife relationship, unlikely friendships, sex, love story ...
Time: 40s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Julie Walking Home (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Canada, Poland, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Julie's son is dying of cancer and her marriage falling apart. She goes to Poland in search of a man who can heal using his hands. Julie finds not only a magical cure for her son, but also comes across a love so pure it begins to heal the ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, emotional, realistic, psychological
Plot: infidelity, pregnancy, betrayal, dealing with death, romance, human nature, introspection, redemption, child illness, parents and children, true love, terminal illness ...
Place: poland, europe, holland, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.3
 388
A Perfect Fit (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A psychological drama about an unstable man, tormented by nightmares, who seeks help from a shrink but is pushed over the edge into increasingly dangerous, psychotic territory by a relationship he is unable to control.
Style: suspenseful, serious, gloomy, realistic, tense ...
Plot: nightmare, pregnancy, losing-it hero, mentally unstable, obsession, psychopath, dangerous attraction, doctors and patients, deadly, couples, baby, male female relationship ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.8
 134
Vipers (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When Simon, a ruggedly handsome caretaker, takes a job at the lavish estate of world-renowned L.A. plastic surgeon, Dr. Trent Bortz, little does he suspect that he has stumbled into a nest of Vipers. But this ex-martial arts fighter discovers ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: wet dream, watching sex, sex from behind, lesbian cunnilingus, foursome, menage a trois, sex, female nudity, erotica, coitus, lesbian kiss, female full frontal nudity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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