Movies like America America

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America America (1963)
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America America (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
Story: A young Anatolian Greek, entrusted with his family's fortune, loses it en route to Istanbul and dreams of going to America
Style: touching, atmospheric, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic, epic
Plot: greek, bribery, armenian, family relations, misfit, life is a bitch, village life, american dream, follow your dream, hopes, discrimination, family problems, social differences, society, human nature, urban, ethnic, working class, immigrants, city life, culture clash, down on your luck, village, romance, love ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: greece, turkey, ottoman empire, persia, istanbul turkey, manhattan new york city, atlantic ocean ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about drinking, death, society, singing, singer, song and father son relationship mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like America America: Killer of Sheep (1978), Eve's Bayou (1997), In This World (2002), The City (1998), Times and Winds (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: realistic, sincere, serious, emotional, gloomy
Plot: ghetto, friendship, slaughterhouse, money, dysfunctional family, congress, urban, lifestyle, society, human nature, filmmaking, city life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.3
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Eve's Bayou (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story is set in 1962 Louisiana. The big Batiste family is headed by charming doctor Louis. Though he is married to beautiful Roz, he has a weakness for attractive women patients. One day Louis is flirting with married and sexy Metty Mereaux, not ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, infidelity, incest, prophecy, small town, murder, menstruation, aunt niece relationship, tavern, superstition, all black cast, curse ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
In This World (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Torn straight from the headlines, Michael Winterbottom's compelling and prescient 'In This World' follows young Afghan Jamal and his older cousin Enayat as they embark on a hazardous overland trip from their refugee camp at Peshawar, ...
Style: bleak, realistic, tense, thought provoking, suspenseful ...
Plot: on the road, orphan, refugees, immigrants, politics, society, friendship, danger, life is a bitch, hopes, death, drinking ...
Time: contemporary, year 2002, year 2001
Place: iran, pakistan, afghanistan, middle east, turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.2
 346
The City (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The stories of four Hispanic immigrants living in New York City.
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, gloomy, rough ...
Plot: working class, lottery, immigrants, culture clash, misfit, urban ghetto, family relations, urban ghetto life, parents and children, family in crisis, hopes, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, mexico, latin america, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Times and Winds (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In a small, poor village leaning over high rocky mountains, the villagers are simple and diligent people who struggle to cope with a harsh nature. They earn their living off the earth and a few animals they feed. Fathers always prefer one of their ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, touching, rough ...
Plot: village, solar eclipse, coming of age, islam, mountain, dream, friendship, clergy, generation gap, teenage life, family life, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
...And the Earth Did Not Swallow Him (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Twelve-year-old Mexican-American Marcos (Jose Alcala) recalls the hardships of the previous year, reflecting on the arduous trek his migrant-worker family made from Texas to the Midwest during harvest season. Along the way, Marcos learns plenty ...
Style: serious, sincere, emotional, touching, realistic
Plot: coming of age, interracial relations, rich and poor, parents and children, down on your luck, americana, working class, hopes, life is a bitch, youth, culture clash, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: minnesota, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.9
 2K
Hunger (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In 1890, Pontus, the starving writer, wanders the streets of Christiania, in search of love and a chance to get his work published. All he meets is defeat and suffering while his sense of reality is withering. One moment he is delighted and the next ...
Style: serious, emotional, psychological, touching, realistic ...
Plot: unemployment, hunger, writing, obsessive quest, charity, on the road, writer's life, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, hopes, artists and showbiz, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: norway, europe, oslo norway, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 7.3
 19K
Angela's Ashes (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Based on the best selling autobiography by Irish expat Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes follows the experiences of young Frankie and his family as they try against all odds to escape the poverty endemic in the slums of pre-war Limerick. The film ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, gloomy, disturbing ...
Plot: poverty, unemployment, irish, life is a bitch, prejudice, teacher, coming of age, ira, injustice, rich and poor, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1940s
Place: ireland, usa, europe, new york, america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 6.7
 2K
Katie Tippel (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the late 19th century, a young woman moves to Amsterdam with her family and tries to make a living. Preyed upon by various men, she nonetheless rises in society.
Style: serious, touching, disturbing, sexual, realistic
Plot: sexual abuse, prostitute, strong sexual content, couples, sexual relations, power relations, rich and poor, family relations, life is a bitch, rise to the top, parents and children, society ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1880s
Place: amsterdam, europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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, realistic, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: farm, dysfunctional family, social worker, society, alcohol abuse, human nature, family relations, family in crisis, love and romance, life is a bitch, hopes, starting over ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, chicago illinois, atlanta georgia, alabama ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Tom Brown's Schooldays (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The determined new headmaster of an English prep school attempts to reform the frequently unruly students, who are tormented by a ruthless bully.
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: boarding school, coming of age, bullying, rugby, boarding school life, teachers and students, hopes, idealism, youth, self discovery, social misfits, friends ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Fists in the Pocket (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ale, a deeply disturbed young man subject to seizures, benignly decides to murder members of his dysfunctional family for altruistic reasons.
Style: serious, emotional, bleak, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, murder, epilepsy, alienation, siblings relations, family problems, deadly, obsession, mentally unstable, misfit, family in crisis, family relations ...
Time: 60s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Carol's Journey (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Portugal
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Carol, a 12 year old Spanish-American girl from New York, travels with her mother to Spain in the spring of 1938, at the height of the Civil War. Separated from her beloved father, Carol arrives in her mother's home village and transforms the ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional, serious
Plot: forbidden love, village, orphan, friendship, spanish civil war, parents and children, wartime life, family relations, friends, village life, society, human nature ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: spain, new york, europe, usa, galicia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Pelle the Conqueror (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The end of the 19th century. A boat filled with Swedish emigrants comes to the Danish island of Bornholm. Among them are Lasse and his son Pelle who move to Denmark to find work. They find employment at a large farm, but are treated as the lowest ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, stylized, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: island, farm, father son relationship, youth, coming of age, immigrants, misfit, social differences, working class, hopes, down on your luck, parents and children ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1890s
Place: denmark, europe, seaport
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Midnight Cowboy (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A naive male prostitute and his sickly friend struggle to survive on the streets of New York City.
Style: sexual, disturbing, realistic, rough, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, fish out of water, prostitute, homosexuality, cowboy, homosexual, eviction, dancer, gay slur, male bonding, shower, hustler ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: new york, texas, usa, manhattan new york city, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Drifters (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The young adult life of Hong Yunsheng, nicknamed Little Brother, is seen as somewhat of a failure by those that know him. A Chinese national, he stowed away on a boat to the United States, where he worked as a dishwasher in the restaurant of a ...
Style: serious, psychological, realistic
Plot: deportation, restaurant, village, ship, siblings relations, family relations, doctors and patients, romance, family in crisis, parents and children, village life, immigrants ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, shanghai china
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Au Hasard Balthazar (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Sweden
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story of a mistreated donkey and the people around him. A study on saintliness and a sister piece to Bresson's Mouchette.
Style: stylized, touching, serious, atmospheric, thought provoking ...
Plot: misery, purity, donkey, cruelty, redemption, friendship, countryside, innocence lost, society, human nature, misfit, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Kite Runner (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, China, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: After spending years in California, Amir returns to his homeland in Afghanistan to help his old friend Hassan, whose son is in trouble.
Style: emotional, realistic, epic, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: muslim, betrayal, rape, friendship, redemption, childhood, courage, guilt, invasion, escape, dying, death ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 21st century, 80s, contemporary ...
Place: afghanistan, middle east, california, pakistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 7.3
 7K
I Am David (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on Anne Holm's acclaimed young adult novel North to Freedom, I Am David chronicles the struggles of a 12-year-old boy (Ben Tibber) who manages to flee a Communist concentration camp on his own -- through sheer will and determination. All ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, uplifting ...
Audience: kids
Plot: reunion, rescue, survival, politics, artist, stowaway, friendship, self discovery, communism, innocence lost, introspection, human spirit ...
Time: contemporary, 1950s
Place: switzerland, italy, denmark, bulgaria, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.9
 17K
Hud (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Hud Bannon is a ruthless young man who tarnishes everything and everyone he touches. Hud represents the perfect embodiment of alienated youth, out for kicks with no regard for the consequences. There is bitter conflict between the callous Hud and ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, tense, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: small town, dysfunctional family, americana, innocence lost, generation gap, rancher, ranch, housekeeper, redemption, hopes, bar fight, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
An American Rhapsody (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A Hungarian family forced to flee the Communist country for the United States, must leave a young daughter behind. Six years later the family arranges to bring the absent daughter to the United States where she has trouble adjusting. The daughter ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, sincere, serious ...
Plot: friendship, cold war, hungarian, immigrants, coming of age, family, society, on the run, teenage life, americana, human nature, misfit ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 1960s ...
Place: hungary, europe, california, usa, budapest hungary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 126 min.
Story: It's about a five member family. The father is a conservative and traditional person who directs the family. The mother is at home, she tries to hold together the family, while Mr. Bridge works as a lawyer. The children have just grown up, and ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, gloomy, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, americana, lawyer, suicide, culture clash, couple relations, hopes, family in crisis, family problems, couples, urban, human nature ...
Time: 1940s, 30s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa, kansas, poland, cleveland ohio, harvard university ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.6
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The Immigrant (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In 1921 New York. an immigrant woman is tricked into a life of burlesque and vaudeville until a dazzling magician tries to save her and reunite her with her sister who is being held in the confines of Ellis Island.
Style: stylized, captivating, gloomy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: quarantine, prostitution, corruption, prostitute, confession, polish, dancer, theft, boat, money, doctor, nightmare ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: new york, poland, usa, manhattan new york city, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Promised Land (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 179 min.
Story: The Polish film based on the book of the same name by Wladyslaw Reymont. Taking place in the nineteenth century town of Łódź, Poland, three friends want to make a lot of money by building and investing in a textile factory. An exceptional ...
Style: biting, realistic, epic, serious
Plot: friendship, factory, politics, infidelity, fire, revenge, german, adultery, arsonist, capitalism, factory worker, capitalist ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century
Place: poland, europe, hamburg germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
My Own Private Idaho (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In this loose adaptation of Shakespeare's "Henry IV," Mike Waters is a gay hustler afflicted with narcolepsy. Scott Favor is the rebellious son of a mayor. Together, the two travel from Portland, Oregon to Idaho and finally to the ...
Style: surreal, road movie, gloomy, touching, serious ...
Plot: friendship, gays and lesbians, sexuality, prostitution, homosexuality, homosexual, fainting, prostitute, alienation, on the road, father son relationship, gay sex ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: idaho, usa, seattle, washington state, portland oregon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Echo Park, L.A. (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As Magdalena's 15th birthday approaches, her simple, blissful life is complicated by the discovery that she's pregnant. Kicked out of her house, she finds a new family with her great-granduncle and gay cousin.
Style: realistic, touching, semi serious, humorous, sentimental ...
Plot: pregnancy, coming of age, culture clash, reconciliation, infidelity, eviction, romance, couple relations, urban, adulthood, starting over, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Christ Stopped at Eboli (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 150 min.
Story: In the fascist Italy of 1935, a painter trained as a doctor is exiled to a remote region near Eboli. Over time, he learns to appreciate the beauty and wisdom of the peasants, and to overcome his isolation.
Style: touching, thought provoking, uplifting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: village, politics, fascism, anti war, hopes, state affairs, village life, social relations, against humanity, life is a bitch, small town, military ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: italy, europe, india, rome italy, sicily ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.5
 712
The Men's Club (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Seven men have a group session and share their feelings on women, love, life and work.
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, talky
Plot: erection, midlife crisis, working class, friendship, infidelity, society, social relations, love triangle, thirtysomething life, hopes, unfulfillment, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Hester Street (1975)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Steven Keats plays a Russian emigre who prides himself on the way he's molded himself into a real Yankee in the USA, though the world he lives in, New York's Lower East Side in the late 19th century, is almost exclusively populated by ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: rabbi, loan, infidelity, culture clash, family relations, romance, love and romance, immigrants, couples, family life, new wave, self discovery ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 1890s
Place: usa, new york, russia, poland, lower east side manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Faces (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An old married man leaves his wife for a younger woman. Shortly after, his ex-wife also begins a relationship with a younger partner.
Style: talky, biting, psychological, tense, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, infidelity, divorce, love, adultery, dysfunctional family, society, lifestyle, friendship, suburbs, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%