Movies like Minari

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Minari (2020)
 7.5
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Minari (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A Korean-American family moves to Arkansas in search of their own American Dream. With the arrival of their sly, foul-mouthed, but incredibly loving grandmother, the stability of their relationships is challenged even more in this new life in the rugged Ozarks, testing the undeniable resilience of family and what really makes a home.
Style: sincere, captivating
Plot: countryside, grandmother grandson relationship, korean american, american dream, farmer, family relations, grandmother granddaughter relationship, husband wife relationship, church, trailer, family, family life, social problems, new life, direction and purpose, lifestyle, aspiration, money problems, coping, heart condition, mobile home, snake, loneliness, money, religion ...
Time: 80s
Place: arkansas

Most similar movies to Minari

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, serious, realistic and captivating films with plots about family relations, husband wife relationship, food, father son relationship, mother daughter relationship, eating and drinking mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Minari: Places in the Heart (1984), That Evening Sun (2009), Columbus (2017), Down in the Delta (1998), Miss Juneteenth (2020). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Places in the Heart (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In 1930s Southern US, a widow and her family try to run their cotton farm with the help of a disparate group of friends.
Style: uplifting, sentimental, touching, emotional, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: farm, small town, friendship, racism, ku klux klan, great depression, widow, redemption, bittersweet, family relations, family problems, sexism ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1935, 80s
Place: texas, usa
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100%
That Evening Sun (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An aging Tennessee farmer returns to his homestead and must confront a family betrayal, the reappearance of an old enemy, and the loss of his farm.
Style: sentimental, tense, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: betrayal, retirement home, farm, parents and children, homecoming, dishonesty, danger, family problems, grudge, uninhibited rivalry, country, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tennessee, usa
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100%
 7.2
 15K
Columbus (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a renowned architecture scholar falls suddenly ill during a speaking tour, his son Jin finds himself stranded in Columbus, Indiana - a small Midwestern city celebrated for its many significant modernist buildings. Jin strikes up a friendship ...
Style: sincere, captivating, touching
Plot: father son relationship, mother daughter relationship, architecture, korean american, small town, friendship, coma, library, family relations, relationships, social problems, family problems ...
Time: year 1950, year 2008, year 1954, 2010s
Place: indiana, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Down in the Delta (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rosa Lynn sends her druggie daughter Loretta and her children Thomas and Tracy away from the big city to live with their uncle Earl in the ancestral home in rural Mississippi. Earl puts Loretta to work in his restaurant, Just Chicken, while also ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, alcohol abuse, farm, dysfunctional family, bittersweet, americana, love and romance, hopes, coming of age, starting over, society, youth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, chicago illinois, usa, mississippi river, southern usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Miss Juneteenth (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Turquoise, a former beauty queen turned hardworking single mother, prepares her rebellious teenage daughter for the “Miss Juneteenth” pageant, hoping to keep her from repeating the same mistakes in life that she did.
Plot: female bartender, drinking alcohol, coffin, crown, mopping a floor, dance, cooking, kiss, break up, drinking from a bottle, hearse, money problems ...
Time: year 2019, year 1865, year 2004
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56%
3 Generations (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A teenager transitions from female to male, and his family must come to terms with that fact.
Style: emotional, disturbing, sincere, captivating, lgbt cinema ...
Plot: lesbian, single mother, gender roles, teenager, mother daughter relationship, grandmother granddaughter relationship, starting over, strong female character, gender, lgbt, transsexual, female director ...
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
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54%
 6.7
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Country (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Gilbert Ivy and his wife Jewell are farmers. They seem to be working against the odds, producing no financial surplus. Gilbert has lost hope of ever becoming prosperous, but his wife decides to fight for her family.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, bleak ...
Plot: family relations, life is a bitch, against the odds, survival, couple relations, family business, couples, family in crisis, parents and children, human nature, down on your luck, family problems ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: iowa, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.1
 1K
Spa Night (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young Korean-American man works to reconcile his obligations to his struggling immigrant family with his burgeoning sexual desires in the underground world of gay hookups at Korean spas in Los Angeles.
Style: captivating, sincere, psychological, serious, suspenseful
Plot: gay teenager, gay, korean american, spa, immigrants, dysfunctional family, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, closeted homosexual, gay slur, alcoholic father, college ...
Place: los angeles, korea
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50%
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What They Had (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A woman must fly back to her hometown when her Alzheimer's-stricken mother, wanders into a blizzard. The return home forces her to confront her past.
Style: sentimental, melancholic, touching, sincere, captivating
Plot: alzheimer's disease, mother daughter relationship, blizzard, grandmother granddaughter relationship, memory loss, drinking alcohol, prayer, lie, drinking, apology, snow, self discovery ...
Place: illinois, chicago illinois, california, florida, sacramento california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.3
 7K
The River (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Farming family battles severe storms, a bank threatening to reposses their farm, and other hard times in a battle to save and hold on to their farm.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, gloomy, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: river, farmer, small town, countryside, factory, family relations, human nature, family life, parents and children, small town life, couple relations, forces of nature ...
Time: 80s
Place: tennessee, usa, birmingham alabama, alabama, california
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48%
 6.7
 492
So B. It (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young girl named Heidi who lives with her mentally disabled mother, travels across the country to find out about her and her mothers past.
Plot: hit by a bus, grandmother granddaughter relationship, blackmail, husband wife relationship, cell phone, girl, lawyer, memory, bus driver, globe, school bus, dead father ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.8
 27K
Wildlife (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: 14-year-old Joe is the only child of Jeanette and Jerry—a housewife and a golf pro—in a small town in 1960s Montana. Nearby, an uncontrolled forest fire rages close to the Canadian border, and when Jerry loses his job—and his sense of ...
Style: melancholic, suspenseful, thought provoking, disturbing, captivating
Plot: infidelity, teenage boy, unemployment, parents and children, husband wife relationship, family drama, fired from the job, marital separation, family relations, unemployed, father son relationship, loss of job ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1960
Place: washington state, portland oregon, idaho, montana
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44%
As I Lay Dying (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Based on the 1930 classic by Faulkner, it is the story of the death of Addie Bundren and her family's quest to honor her wish to be buried in the nearby town of Jefferson.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: family relations, burial, last wish, death in the family, family problems, husband wife relationship, dead mother, dying, countryside, poverty, unplanned pregnancy, dealing with death ...
Time: 20th century
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.8
 1K
Walkout (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Walkout is the true story of a young Mexican American high school teacher, Sal Castro. He mentors a group of students in East Los Angeles, when the students decide to stage a peaceful walkout to protest the injustices of the public school system. ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: politics, discrimination, society, rebellion, teachers and students, fighting the system, lifestyle, righting the wronged, dedicated educator, rebelliousness, high school, injustice ...
Time: 60s, year 1969, year 1968
Place: los angeles, california, usa, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Stand Clear of the Closing Doors (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When autistic teen Ricky is scolded for skipping class, he escapes into the subway for a days-long odyssey among the subway’s disparate denizens. Meanwhile, his mother wages an escalating search effort above ground. Based on a true story and set ...
Style: touching, sincere, melancholic, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: self discovery, parents and children, teenage life, social misfits, family relations, autism, missing child, train, imagination, hopes, mentally challenged, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1984, year 2012
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.9
 343K
Boyhood (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: The film tells a story of a divorced couple trying to raise their young son. The story follows the boy for twelve years, from first grade at age 6 through 12th grade at age 17-18, and examines his relationship with his parents as he grows.
Style: depressing, realistic, sincere, serious, emotional ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, childhood, divorced parents, boy, marital problem, divorce, stepsister stepsister relationship, abusive husband, parents and children, teenage life, youth, classmate ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2011, 2000s, year 2012 ...
Place: usa, texas, houston texas, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.6
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Blackbird (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A terminally ill mother invites her family to their country house for one final gathering, but tensions quickly boil over between her two daughters.
Style: sentimental, disturbing, sincere, thought provoking, heartbreaking ...
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, euthanasia, life & death, family problems, dying man, meaning of life, doubts and hesitations, problem solving, death of mother, dark secret, health situation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.3
 1K
Safe Passage (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mother with seven sons feels like she's losing control of her life and her family. But personal...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, pain, life is a bitch, family life, parents and children, family problems, terminal illness, terrorism, death in the family, eccentric family, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: middle east, new jersey, utah, beirut lebanon, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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In the Name of the Land (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Pierre is 25 when he returns from Wyoming to find Claire his fiancée and take over the family farm. Twenty years later, the farm expanded, so did the family. It's the time of happy days, at least at the beginning. The debts accumulate and ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, melancholic, light, captivating ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, farm, father son relationship, medicine, peasant, countryside, family relations, love, family farm, family problems, family life, farming ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1996, year 1979
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.5
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Mediterranea (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, USA, Germany, Qatar
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Ayiva recently left his home in Burkina Faso in search of a way to provide for his sister and his daughter. He takes advantage of his position in an illegal smuggling operation to get himself and his best friend Abas off of the continent. Ayiva ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, melancholic, rough ...
Plot: illegal immigration, interracial relations, father daughter relationship, friendship, drunkenness, promise, mother daughter relationship, storytelling, job seeking, family relations, smuggling, beating ...
Place: italy, algeria, libya, mediterranean sea, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Take Me to the River (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A naive California teen plans to remain above the fray at his Nebraskan family reunion, but a strange encounter places him at the center of a long-buried family secret.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, sincere, touching, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: family secret, cousin cousin relationship, family secrets, suspicion, injustice, precocious child, children, summer, threat, child abuse, incest, horse ...
Place: nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Sarah, Plain and Tall: Winter's End (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The third installment of the Sarah trilogy provides a glorious and touching story of a family drawn together by adversity. On a cold winter day a stranger shows up at the farm. He is slow to reveal his identity. When they find out he is Jacobs ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, sentimental, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: farm, family relations, strong female presence, parents and children, family life, redemption, couple relations, americana, siblings relations, family, hopes, society ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918
Place: kansas, usa, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Redwood Highway (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Marie, a reluctant resident of a retirement community in Southern Oregon, decides to walk 80 miles down the Redwood Highway to see the ocean for the first time in 45 years.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, feel good, sentimental
Plot: family relations, on the road, obsessive quest, estrangement, introspection, haunted by the past, escapades, strong female presence, parents and children, redemption, hopes, golden years ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Jack (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Jack, in full puberty, not only has to deal with his parents' divorce, but also feels his world is falling apart when his dad tells him he is living with a man. He slowly comes to terms with his own feelings when the girl he has a crush on turn ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, humorous, touching, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming of age, family relations, self discovery, teenage love, family life, parents and children, love and romance, single parent, crumbling marriage, gender, couples, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, year 1982
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
A Place in the World (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain, Uruguay
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Mario and Ana, in voluntary exile from Buenos Aires, live in a remote Argentine valley with their 12-year-old son Ernesto. Mario runs a school and a wool cooperative; Ana, a doctor, heads a clinic with Nelda, a progressive nun. Into this idealistic ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: village life, idealism, countryside, nun, family relations, coming of age, geologist, family in crisis, society, hopes, good versus evil, youth ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: argentina, latin america, paris france, spain, madrid ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Diane (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Diane is a devoted friend and caretaker, particularly to her drug-addicted son. But as those around her begin to drift away in the last quarter of her life, she is left to reckon with past choices and long-dormant memories.
Style: rough, captivating, thought provoking, melancholic
Plot: drug addiction, mother son relationship, friendship, memory, old woman, family relations, nurse, church, religion, husband wife relationship, dying, depression ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Killer of Sheep (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Stan works in drudgery at a slaughterhouse. His personal life is drab. Dissatisfaction and ennui keep him unresponsive to the needs of his adoring wife, and he must struggle against influences which would dishonor and endanger him and his family.
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy
Plot: ghetto, friendship, money, dysfunctional family, human nature, lifestyle, family problems, family life, parents and children, couple relations, family relations, slaughterhouse ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
A Kid Like Jake (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On the eve of the admissions cycle for New York City kindergartens, Alex and Greg Wheeler have high hopes for four-year-old Jake. The director of Jake’s preschool encourages them to accentuate Jake’s gender expansive behavior to help him stand ...
Style: captivating, fairy tale
Plot: gender issues, lgbt, disney princess, gender identity, family relations, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, gender, mother son relationship, social issues, cinderella, grandmother grandson relationship ...
Place: brooklyn new york city, scotland, switzerland, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
An Early Frost (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set in the mid-eighties Michael Pierson, a young gay man, is struck with AIDS in the prime of his life. He's forced to be open about the disease and his homosexuality for the first time with his co-workers (he's a successful lawyer) and ...
Style: emotional, gloomy, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: coming out, aids, family relations, lawyer, gender, workplace, hopes, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, parents and children, family in crisis, workplace situations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Stars Fell on Henrietta (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The setting is early America during the oil boom. An elderly, down on his luck 'oil man', Mr. Cox finds himself in the town of Henrietta. Using unconventional methods, he convinces himself and local Don Day that there is oil on Day's ...
Style: touching, uplifting, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: countryside, oil, hopes, restaurant, social relations, family relations, one last chance, family life, down on your luck, human spirit, americana, aging ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, year 1935
Place: texas, usa, new jersey, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%