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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: sentimental, sincere, emotional, uplifting, touching, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: racism, family relations, discrimination, injustice, rich and poor, parents and children, follow your dream, social differences, single parent, couple relations, racial discrimination, mother daughter relationship, brother sister relationship, husband wife relationship, mother son relationship, black cast, interracial relations, life is a bitch, society, store, insurance, americana, human nature, hopes, cons and scams ...
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, parents and children, family relations, life is a bitch, hopes, youth and racism 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), Shadrach (1998). 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: sincere, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: fall in love, life is a bitch, human nature, parents and children, friendship, social differences, interracial relations, society, working class, feminism, family life, soldier ...
Time: 1940s
Place: virginia, usa, mississippi
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95%
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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: thought provoking, sincere, captivating, emotional, tense ...
Plot: racism, fighting the system, interracial relations, rebellion, life is a bitch, injustice, discrimination, parents and children, americana, teenage life, hopes, politics ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: racism, youth, injustice, family relations, life is a bitch, society, interracial relations, parents and children, bittersweet, african american, dentist, poverty ...
Time: 1940s
Place: louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 6.8
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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, suspenseful, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: missing child, young heroes, obsession, racism, interracial relations, parents and children, youth, discrimination, family relations, life is a bitch, family problems, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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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: sexy, sentimental, touching, emotional, bad ending ...
Plot: slavery, segregation, slave, african american, old man, distopia, manipulation, god, civil war, creativity, race, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 1930s
Place: virginia, usa, alabama, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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, road movie, compassionate ...
Plot: racism, racial segregation, discrimination, interracial relations, social differences, injustice, youth, society, life is a bitch, teaching the ways of the world, family life, parents and children ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 70s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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: uplifting, sincere, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: disco, racism, follow your dream, lifestyle, culture clash, society, misfit, injustice, nightlife, interracial relations, nightclub, immigrants ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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, sincere, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: youth, lifetime, interracial relations, racism, false accusation, small town, friendship, discrimination, human nature, small town life, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 1940s
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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: thought provoking, uplifting, realistic, serious, gothic ...
Plot: civil rights movement, african american, civil disobedience, fighting the system, racism, rebellion, social differences, injustice, life is a bitch, legal, society, discrimination ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1955
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Feast of All Saints (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 140 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, atmospheric, sincere, touching, serious ...
Plot: interracial relations, sexual content, racism, social differences, human spirit, injustice, family relations, hopes, life is a bitch, discrimination, parents and children, society ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, haiti
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
...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: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, sincere
Plot: youth, korean war, migration, immigrants, coming of age, family relations, bittersweet, life is a bitch, misfit, society, hopes, working class ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: minnesota, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.5
 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: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, feel good ...
Plot: family problems, parents and children, military, wartime life, military life, hopes, soldier, society, family in crisis, contests and competitions, youth, follow your dream ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, alabama, afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.2
 119K
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: inspirational, motivational, touching, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick, kids, girls' night
Plot: teacher, childhood, single parent, life philosophy, parents and children, single mother, disfigurement, teachers and students, addiction, youth, school, child's point of view ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 4.3
 667
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: interracial relations, family relations, estrangement, death in the family, haunted by the past, family problems, society, hopes, unfulfillment, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, family reunited ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 50s
Place: usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.2
 503
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, sentimental, psychological, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lacrosse, friendship, teenage life, self discovery, coming of age, social differences, racism, youth, woman, bittersweet, rich and poor, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: teens, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: racism, friendship, civil rights, coming of age, teenage life, teenage girl, single father, haunted by the past, african american, racial segregation, interracial relations, family business ...
Time: year 1964, 60s, 20th century
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.3
 340
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, sentimental ...
Plot: parents and children, teenage life, opposites attract, family relations, friends, immigrants, family life, youth, single parent, human nature, introspection, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 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, captivating ...
Plot: small town, single parent, life is a bitch, family relations, parents and children, juvenile delinquent, robbery, society, poverty, mother son relationship, little boy, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.5
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Canvas (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A woman's schizophrenia affects her relationships with her husband and son.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, melancholic ...
Plot: schizophrenia, mental illness, family relations, coming of age, family problems, couple relations, family in crisis, dysfunctional family, parents and children, teenage life, working class, hospital ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, psychological, captivating, atmospheric, uplifting ...
Plot: culture clash, doctors and patients, surgeon, workplace, discrimination, family relations, immigrants, ambition, hopes, society, parents and children, hospital ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, michigan, detroit, toronto ontario canada
⇓ 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, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: going straight, life is a bitch, parents and children, society, street kid, family relations, hopes, urban ghetto life, coming of age, gang, gangsters, urban ghetto ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, uplifting ...
Plot: parents and children, family relations, family problems, estrangement, dysfunctional family, hopes, aging, love, lifetime, asthma, women, elderly ...
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: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, disturbing ...
Plot: starving child, starvation, empire, youth, doctor, single parent, unemployment, family relations, family problems, society, life is a bitch, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.2
 787
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: realistic, serious, thought provoking, touching, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fraternity, sorority, coming of age, racism, interracial relations, college, society, opposites attract, lifestyle, media, youth, hopes ...
Time: 50s
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.2
 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: realistic, touching, sincere, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: youth, life is a bitch, couples, working class, terminal illness, self discovery, redemption, tragic hero, coming of age, hopes, family relations, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.5
 963
Bopha! (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In this story of a black policeman during South African apartheid, Danny Glover plays the cop, who believes he's trying to help his people, even while serving as a pawn of the racist government. When his son gets involved in the anti-apartheid ...
Style: uplifting, thought provoking, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: african american, racism, family problems, injustice, family relations, moral dilemma, rebelliousness, parents and children, human spirit, idealism, discrimination, political unrest ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.2
 361
Fly Away (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 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: touching, emotional, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: autism, nursing, moral dilemma, parents and children, family problems, single parent, life is a bitch, society, social misfits, youth, mentally challenged, child illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.8
 402
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: uplifting, serious, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Plot: racism, slavery, teaching, slave, plantation, literacy, disney, american history, fighting the system, injustice, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.7
 113
Shirley Adams (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa, USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Shirley Adams spends her days caring for her disabled son, Donovan - he was shot in the back of the neck on his way home from school one afternoon over a year ago. Since then the Adams family has lost all their worldly possessions to medical bills. ...
Style: serious, realistic, uplifting, sincere, touching ...
Plot: disability, paralysis, introspection, human spirit, parents and children, life is a bitch, single parent, hopes, family problems, family relations, social decay, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.3
 360
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, captivating, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: life is a bitch, moral dilemma, society, working class, parents and children, family problems, down on your luck, single mother, poverty, youth, single parent, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%