Movies like Night Catches Us

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Night Catches Us (2010)
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Night Catches Us (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After growing up during the tumultuous 1960s, ex-Black Panther Marcus returns to his home in Philadelphia in 1976 and reconnects with Pat, the widow of a Panther leader. Marcus befriends Pat's young daughter and attempts to conquer his demons. Interfering with Marcus's good intentions are the neighborhood's continuing racial and social conflicts, as well as old enemies and friends -- both with scores to settle.
Style: sincere, uplifting, serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy
Plot: injustice, social differences, haunted by the past, political unrest, homecoming, social relations, teenage life, romance, society, working class, corrupt law enforcer, black panther party, youth, love and romance, soul music, lawyers and clients, female director, black panthers
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: philadelphia, usa

Most similar movies to Night Catches Us

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and touching films with plots about love and romance, society, romance, fall in love, youth, couples and teenage life mostly in Drama, Romance and Mystery genres. Some movies like Night Catches Us: Picnic (2000), Salt of This Sea (2008), Explicit Ills (2008), Partition (2007), Inventing the Abbotts (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Picnic (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The son of the richest man in town wants to marry the town's beauty queen, but she meets a more interesting stranger who just got off the train.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, tense
Plot: love triangle, social differences, love affair, lifestyle, couples, social relations, friendship, fall in love, romance, society, rivalry, small town ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, kansas
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Salt of This Sea (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Palestine, Belgium, France, Spain, Switzerland
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Born in Brooklyn to Palestinian refugee parents, Soraya (Suheir Hammad) decides to journey to the country of her ancestry when she discovers that her grandfather's savings have been frozen in a Jaffa bank account since his 1948 exile. She soon ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: politics, state affairs, social differences, love affair, heist, injustice, love and romance, life is a bitch, discrimination, political unrest, bank robbery, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, palestine, usa, middle east, new york ...
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81%
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 712
Explicit Ills (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The film follows four inter-connecting stories revolving around love, drugs and poverty in Philadelphia
Style: serious, emotional, touching, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, juvenile delinquency, social decay, dysfunctional family, society, hopes, lifestyle, youth, drug dealing, injustice, human spirit, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2007
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Partition (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, South Africa, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Determined to leave the ravages of war behind, 38 year old Gian Singh resigns from the British Indian Army to a quiet life. His world is soon thrown in turmoil, when he suddenly finds himself responsible for the life of a 17 year old girl, ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: interracial relations, forbidden love, fall in love, sikh, romance, love and romance, soldier, society, couples, political unrest, social relations, village ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: india, pakistan, middle east, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Inventing the Abbotts (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the 1950s, brothers Jacey and Doug Holt, who come from the poorer side of their sleepy Midwestern town, vie for the affections of the wealthy, lovely Abbott sisters. Lady-killer Jacey alternates between Eleanor and Alice, wanting simply to break ...
Style: emotional, sincere, romantic, sweet, talky ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: working class, small town, family relations, romance, dysfunctional marriage, family feud, social differences, rich and poor, americana, society, obsession, coming of age ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1950s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, illinois, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Under the Hawthorn Tree (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The daughter of a right-winger, schoolgirl Jing Qiu (Zhou Dong-Yu) is sent to the countryside for reeducation, and tasked to help write a textbook. There she meets Lao San (Shawn Dou), a young soldier with a bright future ahead. Despite the class ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: tragic love, forbidden love, social differences, unfulfilled love, fall in love, revolution, romance, love and romance, youth, society, young lovers, village ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Brooklyn Bizarre (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Maurice, a reticent young homeless man, somehow manages to get by in Brooklyn; he spends his nights in parked cars until he finds himself at Bizarre, an underground club renowned for its burlesque shows. Maurice is fascinated by the club’s playful ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: haunted by the past, teenage life, romance, youth, nightclub, mysterious past, brooklyn new york city, sex scene, love, society, rivalry, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Diving to save a camera from a fall down a flight of stairs, high school junior Naomi Sukuse wakes with no memory of the last four years. Naomi must remember who she was and figure out who she wants to be in this story of love and second chances.
Style: emotional, sentimental, contemplative, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: high school, memory loss, romance, teenage love, love triangle, self discovery, fall in love, social relations, youth, amnesia, society, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Children of a Lesser God (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: James is a new speech teacher at a school for the deaf. He falls for Sarah, a pupil who decided to stay on at the school rather than venture into the big bad world. She shuns him at first, refusing to read his lips and only using signs. Will her ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sign language, teacher, romance, disability, deafness, couple relations, man-woman relation, communication problem, couples, opposites attract, love and romance, teacher student relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Good Humor Man (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A mischievous high school sophomore faces a conflict of conscience vs. character when his best friend becomes linked to the death of a youth from another clique in suburban Middle America circa '76.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, atmospheric
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, high school, friendship, buddies, love and romance, teenage life, high school life, suburbs, coming of age, slacker, father son relationship, trust ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.5
 165
Bringing Rain (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: BRINGING RAIN is the story of boarding school students that have suffered a scarring accident. Stuck together for the last month of school, they are faced with either dealing with the reality of the damage done, or drifting off into isolated ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, boarding school, romance, youth, isolation, teenage life, school, life is a bitch, transsexual, gender, coming of age, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.7
 593
David and Lisa (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: It was adapted as a stage play in 1967, and was remade as a television movie in 1998 starring Lukas Haas, Sidney Poitier and Brittany Murphy.
Style: psychological, gloomy, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: social relations, family relations, doctors and patients, looking for love, mental illness, teenage love, love affair, teenage life, mental institution, friendship, power relations, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Tells the story of Fisher Willow, the disliked 1920s Memphis débutante daughter of a plantation owner with a distaste for narrow-minded people and a penchant for shocking and insulting those around her. After returning from studies overseas, Fisher ...
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, serious, gloomy
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: true love, plantation, forbidden love, family relations, dishonesty, betrayal, power relations, couples, romance, love and romance, rebellion, unlikely couple ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 20s
Place: memphis, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Maria's Lovers (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Ivan Bibic returns to his Pittsburgh PA suburb after surviving a Japanse POW camp, causing regular nightmares. All the time he remained faithfully devoted to his childhood love, fellow ethnic Yugoslavian virgin Maria Bosic. She dates him again, thus ...
Style: emotional, sincere, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Plot: romance, soldier, couples, human nature, love affair, fall in love, small town, homecoming, infidelity, marital problem, husband wife relationship, wedding ...
Place: usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Scoundrel's Wife (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Already an outcast for crimes she did not commit, a woman struggling to raise her two children in a small village during World War II is suspected of being a saboteur.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, atmospheric
Plot: wartime life, genocide, missing person, homecoming, romance, single parent, soldier, small town, social misfits, world war two, interracial relations, small town life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: usa, louisiana, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Bloodworth (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: E.F. Bloodworth has returned to his home - a forgotten corner of Tennessee - after forty years of roaming. The wife he walked out on has withered and faded, his three sons are grown and angry. Warren is a womanizing alcoholic, Boyd is driven by ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: family problems, haunted by the past, family relations, country music, estrangement, small town, fall in love, spouse leaving, love and romance, redemption, mentally unstable, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.8
 461
Four (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Adapted from a stage play by Christopher Shinn, the debut feature from Joshua Sanchez is a provocative rumination on race and sexuality set on a sweltering 4th of July evening.
Style: emotional, sincere, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: interracial relations, society, couples, couple relations, teenage life, parents and children, sexual content, love and romance, gender, sexual relations, family relations, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Don't Let Me Drown (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In a post-September 11th world overflowing with fear and hate, two Latino teens discover that sometimes the only thing that can keep them from drowning is love.
Style: realistic, psychological, sentimental, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, immigrants, romance, family relations, parents and children, youth, society, teenager, post september 11 2001, love, profanity, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Nuts for Love (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: En 1975, unos meses antes del comienzo de la dictadura militar argentina, Alicia y Marcelo se conocen en un concierto de Sui Géneris. El amor surge inmediatamente entre ellos, pero el retorno del novio de Alicia provoca la separación. En 1982, en ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: social differences, lovers reunited, reunion, love affair, romance, state affairs, politics, love and romance, couples, unfulfilled love, destiny, political unrest ...
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
White Irish Drinkers (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A coming of age story set in 1975 working-class Brooklyn, in which two teenage brothers living with their abusive father and their well-meaning but ineffective mother are caught up in a life of petty crime. Older brother Danny concocts a daring ...
Style: sincere, emotional, sentimental, bleak, serious ...
Plot: crimes, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, family problems, siblings relations, family life, parents and children, working class, society, hopes, domestic disturbance, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Belle du Seigneur (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Luxembourg, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: English-language adaptation of Albert Cohen's epic Swiss tale of a tortured love affair between a high-ranking Jewish official and the protestant wife of one of his employees.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious
Plot: tragic love, romance, love affair, love triangle, infidelity, cheating wife, social differences, society, political unrest, unfulfillment, anti semitism, state affairs ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: switzerland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Fat Boy Chronicles (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: The Fat Boy Chronicles is a motion picture about Jimmy Winterpock, an obese high-school student who deals with bullying and trying to lose weight. The film is inspired by a true story and was released in 2010 as a major motion picture.
Style: uplifting, sincere, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: human spirit, teenage love, love and romance, high school, misfit, social misfits, win over, youth, society, hopes, teenage life, follow your dream ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Musical Chairs (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When his dancer partner, Mia, lands in the hospital after an accident, Armando persuades her to train for an upcoming wheelchair ballroom dancing contest
Style: emotional, sentimental, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: disability, romance, couples, dance school, against the odds, human spirit, lifestyle, follow your dream, society, contests and competitions, hopes, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 7.0
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Class (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Preppy and wealthy Whitt Sheffield is in his last semester of law school when a professor assigns him to act as an advocate for a young, single mother who needs help finding - and keeping - a job. Whitt, whose snooty father wants Whitt to follow him ...
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: single parent, law student, romance, fall in love, rich and poor, couples, society, parents and children, law school, lawyers and clients, lawyer, social differences ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Mississippi Masala (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: An Indian family is expelled from Uganda when Idi Amin takes power. They move to Mississippi and time passes. The Indian daughter falls in love with a black man, and the respective families have to come to terms with it.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, light, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: interracial relations, culture clash, immigrants, romance, racism, love affair, opposites attract, fall in love, social differences, family relations, racial prejudice, family drama ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, africa, india, asia, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
What the Day Owes the Night (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Algeria, the 1930s. Younes is nine years old when he is put in his uncle's care in Oran. Rebaptized Jonas, he grows up among the Rio Salado youths, with whom he becomes friends. Emilie is one of the gang; everyone is in love with her. A great ...
Style: touching, emotional, captivating, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: young lovers, friendship, teenage love, romance, youth, political unrest, love and romance, friends, revolution, true love, coming of age, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: algeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Summer Rain (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A coming-of-age tale charting the first loves, lusts and obsessions of friends on vacation at the end of the 1970s.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: love and romance, buddies, obsession, teenage love, teenage life, best friends, coming of age, romance, youth, society, friends, female masturbation ...
Time: 70s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.1
 662
G (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young Hip Hop star named Summer G falls for a middle to upper class sister while in college. After she rejects him for a fellow social climber, Summer G spends ten years building a Hip Hop empire, then moves to the Hamptons where he finds the ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, captivating, gloomy
Plot: modern day adaptation, hip hop, lifestyle, love triangle, unfulfilled love, lovers reunited, social differences, haunted by the past, tragic love, infidelity, love affair, showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Under the Protection of Ka'Bah (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Indonesia
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Growing up in West Sumatra in the 1920s, Hamid and Zainab comes from families from very different social classes. Hamid is poor, while Zainab is wealthy. Hamid receives a scholarship from Zainab’s father and Hamid’s mother works for Zainab’s ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: forbidden love, fall in love, rich and poor, social differences, parents and children, teenage life, youth, romance, society, love and romance, religions or cults, islam
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: indonesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Loving Leah (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A handsome Washington, D.C. doctor and a young New York woman fall in love at an unusual time...after they get married. Leah Lever is married to an Orthodox rabbi, Benjamin Lever, whose brother, Jake is a successful cardiologist and a non-practicing ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, captivating, touching
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, couples, death in the family, society, religions or cults, cardiologist, marriage of convenience, love and romance, fall in love, family relations, family tradition, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%