Movies like A Raisin in the Sun 2008

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A Raisin in the Sun
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: emotional, serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere, touching, captivating, uplifting
Plot: single parent, follow your dream, store, couple relations, interracial relations, parents and children, rich and poor, discrimination, racism, social differences, americana, injustice, hopes, life is a bitch, society, family relations, human nature, cons and scams, insurance, working class family, racial segregation, dignity, racial discrimination, racial tension, segregation ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa
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A Raisin in the Sun
Drama
USA
128 min.
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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 life is a bitch, society, hopes, family relations, racism, parents and children and injustice mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like A Raisin in the Sun: Sudie and Simpson (1990), Shadrach (1998), Freedom Song (2000), America So Beautiful (2001), Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Sudie and Simpson
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: serious, touching, thought provoking, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, interracial relations, small town, discrimination, coming of age, society, youth, life is a bitch, false accusation, friends, racism, opposites attract ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: georgia, usa
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Shadrach
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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: slavery, segregation, americana, family life, children, crumbling marriage, death, depression, slave, poverty, friendship, adaptation ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: virginia, alabama, usa
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...And the Earth Did Not Swallow Him
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, emotional, realistic, touching
Plot: immigrants, interracial relations, rich and poor, culture clash, down on your luck, society, coming of age, youth, family relations, human nature, innocence lost, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: minnesota, texas
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A Raisin in the Sun
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: serious, sentimental, dramatic, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: racism, prejudice, poverty, dysfunctional family, segregation, money, family life, family, greed, family in crisis, dreams, redemption ...
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The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
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Story: In February, 1962, as the civil rights movement reaches Bayonne, Louisiana, a New York journalist arrives to interview Jane Pittman, who has just turned 110. She tells him her story dating back to her earliest memories before slavery ended. In ...
Style: epic, emotional, serious, sincere, realistic ...
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Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
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Freedom Song
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Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
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    User:   62%
 
America So Beautiful
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: serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere, touching ...
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Lee Daniels' The Butler
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A look at the life of Cecil Gaines who served eight presidents as the White House's head butler from 1952 to 1986, and had a unique front-row seat as political and racial history was made.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, dramatic, realistic ...
Plot: president, slavery, white house, racism, prejudice, segregation, freedom, butler, civil rights, americana, politics, political ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s ...
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Down in the Delta
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: dysfunctional family, slavery, drugs/alcohol, single parent, storytelling, starting over, family, parents and children, family in crisis, redemption, family life, culture clash ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, canada, tokyo, atlanta georgia ...
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System:   60%
    User:   68%
 
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The Dollmaker
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Jane Fonda gives an Emmy-winning performance as Gertie Nevels, a pioneer woman and the mother of five from the Kentucky hills who is forced to uproot her children to follow her husband Clovis (Levon Helm) to Detroit when he finds work during World ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: human spirit, parents and children, social differences, down on your luck, urban, family in crisis, working class, hopes, society, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
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System:   58%
    User:   69%
 
...First Do No Harm
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When Lori Reimuller learns that her young son Robbie has epilepsy, she first trusts the judgment of the hospital staff in how best to bring it under control. As Robbie's health slides radically downhill, however, she becomes frustrated and ...
Style: emotional, serious, uplifting, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: single parent, human spirit, hospital, parents and children, child illness, small town, courtroom drama, custody, death in the family, family in crisis, terminal illness, fighting the system ...
Time: 90s
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    User:   58%
 
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The '60s
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 172 min.
Story: The Herlihys are a working class family from Chicago whose three children take wildly divergent paths: Brian joins the Marines right out of High School and goes to Vietnam..
Style: serious, sentimental, sincere, realistic, captivating
Plot: vietnam war, urban ghetto, idealism, hippie, rebelliousness, parents and children, siblings relations, culture clash, social differences, black panthers, protest, civil rights ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, woodstock, south central los angeles, usa, chicago illinois
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The Color Purple
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: An epic tale spanning forty years in the life of Celie, an African-American woman living in the South who survives incredible abuse and bigotry. After Celie's abusive father marries her off to the equally debasing "Mister" Albert ...
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Roots: The Next Generations
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Nightjohn
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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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: sincere, serious, uplifting, realistic, sentimental ...
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Sounder
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The Morgans, a loving and strong family of Black sharecroppers in Louisiana in 1933, face a serious family crisis when the husband and father, Nathan Lee Morgan, is convicted of a petty crime and sent to a prison camp. After some weeks or months, ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: dog, prison, book, courage, poverty, depression, human spirit, family drama, friendship, school, children, runaway ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: louisiana, usa
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    User:   57%
 
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The Help
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, India, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Aibileen Clark is a middle-aged African-American maid who has spent her life raising white children and has recently lost her only son; Minny Jackson is an African-American maid who has often offended her employers despite her family's ...
Style: touching, inspirational, uplifting, thought provoking, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: racism, maid, friendship, against the rules, exploitation, prejudice, master and servant, unlikely friendships, racial issues, adaptation, storytelling, justice ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1963
Place: mississippi, usa
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Heart of Dixie
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: serious, thought provoking, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: interracial relations, college life, discrimination, racism, college, injustice, society, youth, life is a bitch, coming of age, journalism, opposites attract ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa, campus
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System:   54%
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Toe to Toe
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: emotional, serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, self discovery, high school, friendship, interracial relations, social differences, high school life, teenage life, society, youth, friends, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   54%
    User:   60%
 
All the Way Home
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In the early 1900's Tennessee, a loving family undergoes the shock of the father's sudden, accidental death. The widow and her young son must endure the heartache of life following the tragedy, but slowly rise up from the ashes to face the ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, sentimental ...
Plot: single parent, dealing with death, small town, death in the family, family in crisis, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, death of husband, family problems, family relations, starting over, human nature ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s
Place: tennessee, usa
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System:   52%
    User:   42%
 
Nothing But a Man
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A proud black man and his school-teacher wife face discriminatory challenges in 1960s America.
Style: thought provoking, serious, clever, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: americana, interracial relations, discrimination, romance, small town, life is a bitch, society, family relations, fall in love, couple relations, working class, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: alabama, usa, united states
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System:   52%
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Soul of the Game
Genre: Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Satchel Paige and Josh Gibson are the greatest players in the Colored leagues, and everyone expects that one of them will make the leap to the Major Leagues, now that there is talk of integration. But, unexpectedly, it's the rookie with the ...
Style: uplifting, serious, sincere, realistic, touching ...
Plot: sport, athlete's life, underdog, contests and competitions, follow your dream, human spirit, friendship, athlete and trainer, racism, baseball, interracial relations, injustice ...
Place: new york, usa
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System:   51%
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Hidden in America
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: emotional, serious, gloomy, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: parents and children, rich and poor, child illness, down on your luck, family in crisis, life is a bitch, starving child, doctor, society, single parent, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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System:   49%
    User:   48%
 
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Boycott
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: talky, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: journalism, human spirit, bus, interracial relations, social differences, discrimination, racism, political corruption, civil rights movement, social decay, injustice, fighting the system ...
Time: 50s
Place: alabama, usa
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System:   47%
    User:   41%
 
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Ironweed
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Albany, New York, Halloween, 1938. Francis Phelan and Helen Archer are bums, back in their birth city. She was a singer on the radio, he a major league pitcher. Death surrounds them: she's sick, a pal has cancer, he digs graves at the cemetery ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: redemption, mental illness, buddies, homeless, guilt, cancer, poverty, social misfits, eccentricity, couple relations, depression, insanity ...
Time: 1930s, 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, 30s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   47%
    User:   52%
 
Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored
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, serious, uplifting, realistic, dramatic ...
Plot: racism, small town, segregation, prejudice, dysfunctional family, social differences, redemption, holocaust, teaching the ways of the world, race issues, discrimination, jews ...
Time: 40s, 50s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: mississippi, usa
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System:   45%
    User:   42%
 
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Fly Away
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The poignant yet humor filled story about a single mother of a teenager severely impacted by autism, forced to reckon with her daughter's future. As her child becomes an adult, what used to work, no longer does. What will sustain her daughter, ...
Style: emotional, serious, touching, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: single parent, moral dilemma, parents and children, child illness, life is a bitch, autism, misfit, family problems, family relations, mentally challenged, social misfits, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   45%
    User:   46%
 
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God's Army
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: sincere, serious, touching, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: human nature, human spirit, redemption, self discovery, couple relations, parents and children, siblings relations, culture clash, working class, religions or cults, coming of age, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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System:   45%
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Feast of All Saints
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
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: emotional, serious, touching, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: interracial relations, social differences, discrimination, racism, society, family relations, human spirit, parents and children, injustice, hopes, power relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, haiti
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Cries from the Heart
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A drama directed by Michael Switzer.
Style: emotional, serious, uplifting, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: mentally challenged, mute or deaf, single parent, sexual abuse, parents and children, misfit, family problems, rehabilitation, teachers and students, courtroom drama, family in crisis, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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System:   43%
    User:   46%
 
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