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: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, atmospheric, captivating, epic
Plot: greek, armenian, bribery, immigrants, follow your dream, culture clash, village, romance, discrimination, urban, working class, hopes, society, human nature, social differences, down on your luck, village life, city life, misfit, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, american dream, ethnic, journey ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: greece, turkey, ottoman empire, america, 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 death, society, drinking, father son relationship, singing, singer and song mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like America America: Killer of Sheep (1978), Eve's Bayou (1997), Times and Winds (2006), In This World (2002), The City (1998). 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: emotional, serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere
Plot: slaughterhouse, money, friendship, ghetto, urban, human nature, couple relations, parents and children, down on your luck, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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95%
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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: serious, captivating, realistic, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: infidelity, dysfunctional family, curse, menstruation, aunt niece relationship, all black cast, tavern, superstition, small town, incest, murder, prophecy ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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: bleak, serious, realistic, touching, rough ...
Plot: village, friendship, islam, mountain, dream, coming of age, solar eclipse, innocence lost, introspection, sibling relationship, shepherd, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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, serious, tense, sincere ...
Plot: on the road, orphan, immigrants, refugees, politics, hopes, society, friendship, danger, life is a bitch, death, drinking ...
Time: contemporary, year 2001, year 2002
Place: iran, afghanistan, pakistan, middle east, turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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The City (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The stories of four Hispanic immigrants living in New York City.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Plot: immigrants, working class, culture clash, lottery, anthology, immigration, urban, down on your luck, racism, urban ghetto, unemployment, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, mexico, latin america, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
...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: sincere, serious, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: coming of age, immigrants, interracial relations, rich and poor, culture clash, down on your luck, society, youth, family relations, human nature, innocence lost, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: minnesota, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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 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, serious, sentimental, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: poverty, life is a bitch, unemployment, irish, coming of age, human nature, parents and children, prejudice, rich and poor, society, youth, family relations ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1940s
Place: ireland, europe, usa, new york, america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.9
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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, dark humor, touching, psychological ...
Plot: hunger, writing, unemployment, on the road, writer's life, obsessive quest, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, hopes, society, unfulfillment, charity ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: norway, europe, oslo norway, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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, disturbing, realistic, touching, sexual
Plot: prostitute, sexual abuse, strong sexual content, rise to the top, rich and poor, society, parents and children, sexual relations, life is a bitch, couples, family relations, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1880s
Place: amsterdam, europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, serious, stylized, gloomy ...
Plot: island, farm, father son relationship, coming of age, youth, immigrants, parents and children, emigrant, down on your luck, working class, society, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1890s
Place: denmark, europe, seaport
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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, serious, emotional, sentimental, uplifting ...
Audience: kids
Plot: rescue, reunion, survival, friendship, politics, stowaway, artist, human spirit, parents and children, danger, self discovery, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 1950s
Place: denmark, switzerland, italy, bulgaria, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: farm, single parent, drugs/alcohol, dysfunctional family, starting over, parents and children, family in crisis, family life, family relations, rehabilitation, human nature, addiction ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, atlanta georgia, alabama, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: touching, serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental
Plot: forbidden love, spanish civil war, village, friendship, orphan, single parent, human nature, parents and children, culture clash, coming of age, family life, youth ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: europe, spain, usa, new york, galicia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: boarding school, bullying, rugby, coming of age, dedicated educator, hardcase students, social misfits, idealism, teachers and students, boarding school life, teenage life, hopes ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe
⇓ 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: disturbing, realistic, sexual, serious, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, prostitute, fish out of water, homosexuality, hustler, male prostitute, male bonding, shower, eviction, cowboy, gay slur, homosexual ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: new york, texas, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city ...
⇓ 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, realistic, psychological
Plot: ship, village, restaurant, deportation, immigrants, hospital, single parent, love affair, romance, siblings relations, eccentric family, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, shanghai china
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, sincere, epic, serious ...
Plot: muslim, betrayal, friendship, redemption, childhood, courage, taliban, haunted by the past, guilt, rape, escapades, graduation ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 80s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: afghanistan, middle east, california, pakistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: epilepsy, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, alienation, murder, family in crisis, family problems, family relations, mentally unstable, obsession, down on your luck, deadly ...
Time: 60s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: hungarian, immigrants, family, friendship, cold war, coming of age, human nature, self discovery, parents and children, siblings relations, teenage life, americana ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s ...
Place: hungary, europe, california, usa, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: emotional, serious, touching, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: culture clash, infidelity, rabbi, loan, immigrants, innocence lost, romance, family life, new wave, society, couples, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 1890s
Place: new york, usa, america, egypt, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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, serious, emotional ...
Plot: small town, dysfunctional family, rancher, ranch, housekeeper, americana, innocence lost, generation gap, human nature, redemption, parents and children, rebellious youth ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, serious, touching, atmospheric, thought provoking ...
Plot: donkey, cruelty, misery, purity, human nature, animal life, redemption, countryside, injustice, friendship, misfit, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
A Dream of Kings (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A powerful and touching drama set in Chicago's vibrant Greek-American community, A Dream of Kings benefits from the regal talent of Anthony Quinn in a role he was born to play: Matsoukos, a proud, earthy optimist, very much like his ...
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: greek american, terminal illness, optimism, immigrants, parents and children, illness, journey, infidelity, romance, hopes, couples, family relations ...
Time: 60s
Place: greece, europe, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Journey to the Sun (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Netherlands, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Mehmet, a young Turkish man newly migrated from the village Tire, takes a job searching for water leaks below the surface of the streets of Istanbul. Due to a strange set of events, he is mistaken for a Kurd, imprisoned, and brutally beaten. Upon ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, biting
Plot: discrimination, racism, injustice, politics, friendship, social misfits, obsessive quest, self discovery, false accusation, life is a bitch, society, city life ...
Time: 90s
Place: turkey, iraq, istanbul turkey, germany, kurdistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: road movie, surreal, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, gays and lesbians, prostitution, on the road, robbery, german, poverty, incest, cocaine, gay sex, unrequited love, hustler ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: idaho, usa, seattle, portland oregon, oregon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, sentimental, humorous ...
Plot: coming of age, pregnancy, culture clash, infidelity, eviction, reconciliation, gays and lesbians, starting over, parents and children, romance, teenage life, urban ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: serious, thought provoking, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: village, politics, fascism, human spirit, idealism, rebelliousness, self discovery, small town, anti war, culture clash, political unrest, small town life ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, india, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: lawyer, dysfunctional family, suicide, americana, parents and children, culture clash, family in crisis, urban, family problems, human nature, introspection, couple relations ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s
Place: kansas, usa, poland, cleveland ohio, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: epic, biting, serious, realistic
Plot: factory, friendship, german, arsonist, factory worker, capitalism, adultery, fire, revenge, capitalist, infidelity, politics ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century
Place: poland, europe, berlin germany, hamburg germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: quarantine, prostitution, corruption, money, prostitute, murder, escape, nightmare, doctor, immigrants, polish, confession ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: new york, poland, usa, manhattan new york city, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%