Movies like A Raisin in the Sun 2008

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A Raisin in the Sun (2008)
 6.5
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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, discrimination, family relations, injustice, couple relations, rich and poor, parents and children, follow your dream, social differences, single parent, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, brother sister relationship, racial discrimination, mother son relationship, life is a bitch, interracial relations, hopes, society, human nature, insurance, americana, cons and scams, store, money ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and emotional films with plots about society, life is a bitch, family relations, hopes, parents and children, racism and injustice mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like A Raisin in the Sun: The Sky Is Gray (1980), Sudie and Simpson (1990), Shadrach (1998), Freedom Song (2000), Face (2002). 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: sincere, serious, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Plot: racism, working class, apartment, neighborhood, black family, racial segregation, housewife, racial tension, racial prejudice, family problems, insurance, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: medical school, usa, africa, chicago illinois, nigeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: uplifting, thought provoking, sincere, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: family relations, interracial relations, life is a bitch, parents and children, society, injustice, racism, dentist, african american, dignity, poverty, segregation ...
Time: 40s
Place: louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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: realistic, sentimental, touching, uplifting, thought provoking ...
Plot: small town, friendship, false accusation, racism, coming of age, interracial relations, hopes, life is a bitch, injustice, discrimination, society, friends ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.4
 1K
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: slave, slavery, family life, family problems, custody, human nature, social differences, americana, society, dysfunctional family, racism, interracial relations ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: virginia, alabama, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
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, touching, thought provoking, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: racism, injustice, discrimination, slavery, americana, society, human spirit, idealism, righting the wronged, media, redemption, journalism ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1860s
Place: usa, louisiana, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.3
 817
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: realistic, serious, emotional, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, state affairs, parents and children, fighting the system, teenage life, rebellion, injustice, americana, society, discrimination, politics, interracial relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.6
 251
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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: parents and children, teenage life, family relations, friends, opposites attract, immigrants, human nature, coming of age, love and romance, family life, friendship, single parent ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
...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: touching, sincere, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: coming of age, misfit, social differences, americana, society, human nature, innocence lost, culture clash, youth, family relations, parents and children, immigrants ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: minnesota, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 759
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: serious, sincere, talky, realistic
Plot: racism, civil rights movement, politics, political corruption, social decay, human spirit, fighting the system, leadership, discrimination, society, courtroom drama, social differences ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.2
 108K
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: sincere, sentimental, touching, uplifting, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: teacher, childhood, single parent, disfigurement, child's point of view, good deed, addiction, parents and children, school, death, life philosophy, bully ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: nevada, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: realistic, uplifting, touching, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: disco, racism, immigrants, life is a bitch, music, hopes, follow your dream, coming of age, culture clash, nightlife, nightclub, interracial relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.0
 151
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: suspenseful, serious, touching, sentimental, realistic
Plot: family relations, injustice, small town, obsession, society, discrimination, youth, danger, interracial relations, family problems, missing child, coming of age ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, realistic, uplifting, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: racism, small town, discrimination, americana, coming of age, racial segregation, interracial relations, teaching the ways of the world, life is a bitch, innocence lost, small town life, family life ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.7
 323
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, sincere, serious, emotional ...
Plot: literacy, reading, teaching, slave, plantation, against the odds, fighting the system, racism, life is a bitch, hopes, americana, discrimination ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.2
 446
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: sincere, serious, emotional, realistic, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, high school, racism, friends, social relations, family relations, power relations, interracial relations, rich and poor, parents and children, friendship, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Dominick and Eugene (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Dominick and Eugene are twins, but Dominick is a little bit slow due do an accident in his youth. They live together, with Dominick working as garbage man to put Eugene through medical school. Their relationship becomes strained when Eugene must ...
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, sentimental, uplifting ...
Plot: misfit, life is a bitch, family problems, family life, intern, family relations, brother brother relationship, garbage collector, mental retardation, hopes, siblings relations, twins ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: medical school, usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, disturbing, gloomy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: single parent, unemployment, doctor, starving child, family in crisis, rich and poor, down on your luck, life is a bitch, child illness, human nature, society, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.2
 613
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, touching, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming of age, racism, college, discrimination, college life, injustice, love and romance, siblings relations, lifestyle, society, media, journalism ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Winter Solstice (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A widower confronts his older son's decision to leave home and his younger son's self-destructive behavior.
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, serious, emotional ...
Plot: parents and children, starting over, family relations, couple relations, love and romance, small town life, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, teenage boy, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, single parent ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: realistic, serious, emotional, uplifting, thought provoking
Plot: civil disobedience, human spirit, fighting the system, racism, injustice, rebellion, legal, social differences, americana, discrimination, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.7
 8K
Ironweed (1987)
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, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, redemption, couple relations, mental illness, rich and poor, life is a bitch, parents and children, buddies, human nature, best friends, twists & turns, family relations ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
A Gathering of Old Men (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A regular day in a Louisiana sugarcane plantation changes course when a local white farmer is shot in self defense. A group of old, black men takes a courageous step by coming forward en masse to take responsibility for the killing of a white ...
Style: touching, realistic, thought provoking, serious, emotional ...
Plot: racism, golden years, society, discrimination, americana, fighting the system, false arrest, injustice, false accusation, legal, life is a bitch, interracial relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.7
 2K
Country (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Gilbert Ivy and his wife Jewell are farmers. They seem to be working against the odds, producing no financial surplus. Gilbert has lost hope of ever becoming prosperous, but his wife decides to fight for her family.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, bleak ...
Plot: family business, couple relations, life is a bitch, survival, couples, against the odds, crumbling marriage, family in crisis, parents and children, down on your luck, human nature, family problems ...
Time: 80s
Place: america
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: uplifting, realistic, serious, sincere, sentimental
Plot: sikh, family relations, family life, doctors and patients, immigrants, hopes, parents and children, culture clash, workplace, hospital, ambition, discrimination ...
Time: contemporary
Place: detroit, usa, michigan, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.8
 633
The Dollmaker (1984)
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: sentimental, touching, realistic, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: life is a bitch, parents and children, dealing with death, family in crisis, urban ghetto life, working class, family relations, society, starting over, americana, imaginary character, social differences ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: detroit, usa, kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
...First Do No Harm (1997)
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: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: child illness, hospital, family in crisis, life is a bitch, small town, single parent, family relations, human spirit, unfulfillment, hopes, parents and children, doctors and patients ...
Time: 90s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.3
 328
Fly Away (2011)
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: captivating, serious, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: autism, mentally challenged, single parent, youth, family relations, communication problem, misfit, society, moral dilemma, family problems, nursing, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Won't Back Down (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Two determined mothersĀ­, one a teacher, look to transform their children's failing inner city school. Facing a powerful and entrenched bureaucracy, they risk everything to make a difference in the education and future of their children
Style: touching, realistic, uplifting, serious, emotional ...
Plot: school, human spirit, teachers and students, hopes, parents and children, fighting the system, family relations, changing lives, social relations, society, youth, single mother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pittsburgh, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.5
 290
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: gloomy, touching, sincere, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: working class, life is a bitch, down on your luck, parents and children, family problems, family relations, drugs/alcohol, single parent, urban, moral dilemma, society, marijuana ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 8.1
 397K
The Help (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, India, United Arab Emirates, UK, France, Canada, Germany
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, uplifting, thought provoking, emotional, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: racism, friendship, master and servant, maid, civil rights, discrimination, racial segregation, blacks and whites, storytelling, social relations, hopes, interracial relations ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1963
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%