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Amexicano (2007)
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Amexicano (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A look at the bond between an illegal immigrant and a blue-collar Italian-American from Queens.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: friendship, social differences, society, unemployment, immigrants, deportation, working class, culture clash, human nature, interracial friendship, unrequited love, unlikely hero, friends, truck, interracial relations, mexican, worker, fat man, husband wife relationship, illegal immigrant, construction worker, mexican immigrant, blue collar, friendship between men, stabbing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and sincere films with plots about society, friendship, friends, family relations, immigrants, hopes and life is a bitch mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Amexicano: The Rising Place (2001), Face (2002), Not Waving But Drowning (2012), X/Y (2014), Green Dragon (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Rising Place (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The close friendship of two young women, each of a different race, and their struggle to find purpose in their lives during this time of social injustice and world war.
Style: serious, sentimental, sincere, touching, realistic
Plot: fall in love, life is a bitch, society, feminism, working class, parents and children, friendship, interracial relations, pregnancy, social differences, soldier, family life ...
Time: 1940s
Place: virginia, mississippi, usa
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Face (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Genie, a Chinese-American teenager, develops feelings for a charming African-American DJ, but her grandmother forbids their romance forcing Genie to choose between family and love.
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, friends, family relations, immigrants, opposites attract, single parent, youth, coming of age, love and romance, family life, introspection ...
Time: contemporary
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Not Waving But Drowning (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Not Waving But Drowning is a chronological look at growing up, formed from two different stories. The two sets of friends represent the American dilemma between what you have known and what you hope to know; the tear between longing for the past and ...
Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, starting over, society, couples, relationships, friends, best friends
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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X/Y (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: As Mark, Jen, Sylvia, and Jake navigate through their emotionally-arrested states, X/Y reveals the honest and wanton desire we all have to connect with someone and what is at stake when that connection fades.
Style: realistic, psychological, atmospheric, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: friends, city life, understanding, friendship, society, family relations, gay, best friends, twentysomething life, friend, sex, urban
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Green Dragon (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A tale about Vietnamese refugees sent to an orientation camp on the Camp Pendleton Marine Base in California, 'Green Dragon' focuses on a young boy and his sister. Set in 1975, the film chronicles the stories told to the two children by ...
Style: psychological, sincere, emotional, touching, serious ...
Plot: military, vietnam war, interracial relations, friendship, self discovery, military life, coming of age, culture clash, human nature, homecoming, translator, immigrants ...
Time: 70s
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California Solo (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lachlan MacAldonich is a self-described “lazy Scotsman” and former guitar player for a once-popular 1990s rock band. No longer famous, he now lives a comfortably numb existence working on an organic farm outside Los Angeles. He drinks himself ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: deportation, haunted by the past, musician's life, introspection, life is a bitch, estrangement, society, music, dancing, age difference, immigrants, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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Choking Man (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The social anxiety of a morbidly shy Ecuadorian dishwasher working in a Queens diner provides the psychological engine that powers this blend of drama and magical realism.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, touching, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: city life, immigrants, americana, self discovery, restaurant, friendship, diner, family relations, workplace romance, workplace, social misfits, lonely ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Crystal River (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The story is of a married woman who, grieving her inability to have children, finds comfort and healing in her friendship with another man. It's about discovering grace in darkness and the unexpected places we find healing.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere
Plot: human nature, friendship, mysterious character, romance, love and romance, couples, family problems, crumbling marriage, infidelity, friends, father figure, fight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Firelight (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Incarcerated women join a band of volunteers who battle forest fires and assist during natural disasters.
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: redemption, youth, human spirit, power relations, juvenile delinquency, hopes, society, fire brigade, friendship, rivalry, girl, reach out ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.9
 780
Yasmin (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In England, the Pakistanis Yasmin lives two lives in two different worlds: in her community, she wears Muslin clothes, cooks for her father and brother and has the traditional behavior of a Muslin woman. Further, she has a non-consumed marriage with ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere
Plot: family relations, immigrants, false accusation, social differences, culture clash, religions or cults, injustice, life is a bitch, society, terrorism, parents and children, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, september 11 2001
Place: england, pakistan
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Guten Tag, Ramón (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After five failed attempts to go to the United States, 18-year-old Ramón decides to look for a friend’s aunt in Germany, but never finds her. With no papers or money, and without knowing the language, he barely survives living on the street until ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, captivating, motivational ...
Plot: friendship, immigrants, society, hopes, fish out of water, mexican, beggar, unemployed, life is a bitch, migration, misfit, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.4
 225
Mad Ship (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Scandinavian immigrant, driven to madness by ruined dreams and the tragic death of his wife, embarks on a quixotic mission to build a homemade ship and sail out of the prairie dust bowl at the height of the Great Depression.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: immigrants, family relations, life is a bitch, society, couple relations, working class, unemployment, unfulfillment, prairie, ship, down on your luck
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⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.3
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Girlfriend (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young man with Down's Syndrome romantically pursues a small town single mom who is still mixed up with her volatile ex-boyfriend.
Style: serious, sincere, touching, melancholic, realistic
Plot: single parent, life is a bitch, love and romance, friendship, impossible love, hopes, society, misfit, social relations, human spirit, mother son relationship, disability ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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52%
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The Citizen (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Yearning to leave behind his life of misfortune in the Middle East, Ibrahim Jarrah wins the U.S. Green Card Lottery for a chance to become an American citizen. Ibrahim lands in New York City the day before 9/11…and the events of the September ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, psychological, uplifting
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Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 86 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, Spain
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 75 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
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Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, South Korea, USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Genre: Drama
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42%
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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42%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Country: USA
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Style: captivating, realistic, psychological, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: teens
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