Movies like A Raisin in the Sun 2008

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A Raisin in the Sun (2008)
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A Raisin in the Sun (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Dreams can make a life worth living, but they can also be dashed by bad decisions. This is the crossroads whare the Younger family find themselves when their father passes away and leaves them with $10,000 in life insurance money. Should they buy a new home for the family? Perhaps a liquor store? While no choice is easy, life on the South Side of Chicago in the 1950s is even harder.
Style: sincere, sentimental, emotional, touching, uplifting, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: racism, family relations, discrimination, injustice, couple relations, rich and poor, parents and children, follow your dream, social differences, single parent, interracial relations, racial discrimination, brother sister relationship, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, mother son relationship, life is a bitch, hopes, store, society, human nature, insurance, americana, cons and scams, money ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, chicago illinois

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and sincere films with plots about society, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, hopes, racism and interracial relations mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like A Raisin in the Sun: The Rising Place (2001), Freedom Song (2000), The Sky Is Gray (1980), White Water (2015), Boycott (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Raisin in the Sun (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Walter Lee Younger is a young man struggling with his station in life. Sharing a tiny apartment with his wife, son, sister and mother, he seems like an imprisoned man. Until, that is, the family gets an unexpected financial windfall...
Style: touching, thought provoking, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: racism, working class, family relations, medical school, neighborhood, apartment, urban setting, housewife, racial tension, racial prejudice, racial segregation, family problems ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, africa, nigeria
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95%
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: touching, serious, sincere, sentimental, realistic
Plot: life is a bitch, fall in love, human nature, social differences, parents and children, feminism, society, pregnancy, working class, soldier, injustice, interracial relations ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: virginia, mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Freedom Song (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Freedom Song (2000) is a made-for-TV film based on true stories of the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi in the 1960s. It tells the story of the struggle of African Americans to register to vote in the fictional town of Quinlan. In the midst of ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, captivating, emotional, serious ...
Plot: racism, fighting the system, interracial relations, life is a bitch, rebellion, teenage life, parents and children, injustice, hopes, society, politics, americana ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Sky Is Gray (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Drama - From Ernest J. Gaines, author of "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman," comes a deceptively simple, yet emotionally complex tale of a young boy's discovery of what it's like to be black in Louisiana during the ...
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: racism, injustice, family relations, life is a bitch, society, bittersweet, parents and children, interracial relations, dentist, dignity, toothache, segregation ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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 159
White Water (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: White Water is the story of a 7 year-old black kid in segregated 1963 Opelika, Alabama who becomes obsessed with the desire to taste the water from the "white's only" drinking fountain and sets out on a quest to do the unthinkable: ...
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: missing child, young heroes, society, obsession, youth, racism, interracial relations, family problems, life is a bitch, discrimination, parents and children, danger ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: This film relates the story of a tightly connected Afro-American community informally called Colored Town where the inhabitants live and depend on each other in a world where racist oppression is everywhere, as told by a boy called Cliff who spent ...
Style: sentimental, uplifting, realistic, compassionate, serious ...
Plot: racism, family relations, discrimination, interracial relations, americana, racial segregation, social differences, injustice, society, life is a bitch, youth, family life ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 40s, 1950s, 70s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 844
Boycott (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: This made-for-TV movie dramatizes the historic boycott of public buses in the 1950s, led by civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, talky
Plot: interracial relations, racism, civil rights movement, social activism, protest, racial prejudice, discrimination, social differences, human spirit, fighting the system, rebellion, social decay ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Shadrach (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In 1935, 99-year-old former slave Shadrach asks to be buried on the soil where he was born to slavery, and that land is owned by the large Dabney family, consisting of Vernon, Trixie and their seven children, and to bury a black man on that land is ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: interracial relations, family relations, slave, slavery, human nature, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, family problems, friends, injustice, society ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: virginia, alabama, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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America So Beautiful (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: This film follows the odyssey of a group of Iranian immigrants in Los Angeles, trying to find their place in America amidst the unfolding of the 1979 Iran hostage crisis.
Style: sincere, touching, uplifting, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: disco, racism, lifestyle, follow your dream, culture clash, nightlife, interracial relations, injustice, misfit, society, nightclub, immigrants ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Sudie and Simpson (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A television movie about the friendship that develops between a young white girl and an older black man in a racist, rural Georgia town during the 1940s.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, sentimental, uplifting ...
Plot: interracial relations, friendship, racism, false accusation, small town, youth, opposites attract, hopes, social relations, friends, family relations, injustice ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Rosa Parks Story (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The story of the civil rights heroine whose refusal to obey racial bus segregation was just one of her acts in her fight for justice.
Style: uplifting, thought provoking, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: fighting the system, civil disobedience, racism, rebellion, social differences, human spirit, discrimination, injustice, life is a bitch, society, legal, social activism ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Feast of All Saints (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Set in nineteenth-century New Orleans, the story depicts the gens de couleur libre, or the Free People of Colour, a dazzling yet damned class caught between the world of white privilege and black oppression.
Style: atmospheric, touching, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: interracial relations, racism, human spirit, social differences, parents and children, discrimination, hopes, life is a bitch, injustice, family relations, sexual content, society ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, haiti, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
...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: emotional, touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, immigrants, coming of age, rich and poor, human nature, social differences, bittersweet, americana, working class, hopes, misfit, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: minnesota, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 2K
Lifted (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The chance to shine in a singing competition offers much-needed hope for a Southern middle-schooler who's drowning in worries, from bullies in the halls to turmoil at home -- and the news that his reservist father has been called back to ...
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: family problems, parents and children, hopes, wartime life, military life, military, contests and competitions, soldier, society, family in crisis, follow your dream, performer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, afghanistan, middle east, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.2
 114K
Pay It Forward (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Like some other kids, 12-year-old Trevor McKinney believed in the goodness of human nature. Like many other kids, he was determined to change the world for the better. Unlike most other kids, he succeeded.
Style: uplifting, motivational, touching, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teacher, childhood, single parent, parents and children, disfigurement, addiction, teachers and students, child's point of view, good deed, alcohol abuse, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.3
 441
Toe to Toe (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Out on the lacrosse pitch, wealthy but troubled Jesse and poor but driven Tosha form an easy and deep bond, but their relationship is threatened once they enter the hallways of an elite prep school they attend in Washington, D.C. There, they must ...
Style: captivating, realistic, psychological, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, self discovery, teenage life, racism, youth, social differences, lacrosse, high school life, family relations, friends, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 4.1
 534
Constellation (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Constellation chronicles the lives and loves of an African-American family in the deep South as they are forced to come to terms with a tumultuous past marked by an unrequited interracial affair. The film explores the way in which the family ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, touching, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, estrangement, interracial relations, haunted by the past, death in the family, family problems, society, unfulfillment, hopes, family gatherings, dysfunctional family, family reunited ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.3
 253
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: touching, emotional, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, opposites attract, immigrants, family relations, friends, friendship, family life, human nature, coming of age, youth, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 6.6
 986
Canvas (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A woman's schizophrenia affects her relationships with her husband and son.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, melancholic, rough ...
Plot: schizophrenia, mental illness, family relations, family in crisis, couple relations, family problems, parents and children, teenage life, dysfunctional family, single parent, working class, hospital ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.9
 2K
Ballast (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A single mother and her embattled son struggle to subsist in a small Mississippi Delta township. An act of violence thrusts them into the world of an emotionally devastated highway store owner, awakening the fury of a bitter and longstanding ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, emotional, suspense ...
Plot: single parent, small town, life is a bitch, family relations, parents and children, danger, juvenile delinquent, robbery, lawyer, death, suicide, gun ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, mississippi, mississippi river
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Imperial Dreams (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A 21-year-old reformed gangster's devotion to his family and his future is put to the test when he is released from prison and returns to his old stomping grounds in Watts, Los Angeles.
Style: uplifting, touching, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: going straight, life is a bitch, street kid, parents and children, family relations, society, hopes, urban ghetto life, single parent, urban ghetto, netflix
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Secret Life of Bees (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Set in South Carolina in 1964, this is the tale of Lily Owens a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother. To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father, Lily flees with Rosaleen, her caregiver and only ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, emotional, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: civil rights, racism, friendship, teenage life, interracial relations, haunted by the past, family relations, african american, teaching the ways of the world, social differences, blacks and whites, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1964, 1960s
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.3
 327
About Sunny (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: As things unravel for a struggling single mother in Las Vegas, she must decide what she's willing to give up to get by.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: life is a bitch, moral dilemma, working class, parents and children, society, family problems, down on your luck, single mother, poverty, single parent, urban, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Ocean of Pearls (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: As a Sikh man with a full beard and turban, AMRIT SINGH is often the target of racial profiling. But when he sees his dreams of becoming Chief of Surgery at a state-of-the-art transplant center dwindle because of his appearance, Amrit goes against a ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, psychological, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: sikh, culture clash, doctors and patients, workplace, discrimination, surgeon, ambition, immigrants, hospital, parents and children, society, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, detroit, toronto ontario canada, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
A Day Late and a Dollar Short (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When irascible matriarch Viola Price learns that her next asthma attack will likely kill her, she is determined to fix her fractured family before she leaves this world.
Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, captivating, touching ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, estrangement, family problems, dysfunctional family, aging, drugs/alcohol, hopes, love, siblings relations, couples, unsupportive spouse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Hidden in America (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Story of a man Bill Januson whose pride in being the head of his family won't let him accept help from his sick daughters doctor. He has to prove to his kids that even with the death of his wife and the loss of his job that they can and will ...
Style: touching, emotional, disturbing, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: single parent, unemployment, starving child, starvation, doctor, society, life is a bitch, family life, child illness, down on your luck, family relations, family problems ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.4
 1K
God's Army (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Life as a Mormon missionary isn't what 19-year-old Brandon Allen expected: so many rules and so few successes. Los Angeles is as unrepentant as Sodom and Gomorrah. He's forced to share a small apartment with five young prank-loving ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: redemption, terminal illness, working class, self discovery, couples, youth, life is a bitch, siblings relations, culture clash, couple relations, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.3
 670
Heart of Dixie (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set at a Southern college during the 1950s, three co-eds (Ally Sheedy, Virginia Madsen and Phoebe Cates) re-assess their values in light of the burgeoning civil rights movement.
Style: thought provoking, sincere, touching, emotional, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, college, interracial relations, coming of age, lifestyle, journalism, media, hopes, love and romance, society, bittersweet, siblings relations ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Magic of Ordinary Days (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Pregnant out of wedlock, an educated young woman is pressured by her father into an arranged marriage with a lonely farmer in this drama set during WWII.
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, serious, emotional ...
Plot: marriage of convenience, love and romance, hopes, romance, world war two, soldier, society, destiny, family relations, love affair, arranged marriage, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 362
Nightjohn (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Charles Burnett directs this movie about John, a man of many talents, including one forbidden skill: he can read. When he teaches a young slave girl named Sarny to read and write, she learns an unforgettable lesson about the power of words and the ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, uplifting, contemplative ...
Plot: fighting the system, reading, teaching, literacy, slave, plantation, discrimination, human spirit, against the odds, americana, idealism, self discovery ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%