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 serious, realistic, sincere and touching films with plots about society, life is a bitch, hopes, family relations, parents and children, racism and family problems mostly in Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like A Raisin in the Sun: Sudie and Simpson (1990), Shadrach (1998), Freedom Song (2000), America So Beautiful (2001), ...First Do No Harm (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Sudie and Simpson
Genre: Drama
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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.
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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, realistic, emotional, touching
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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: sentimental, serious, dramatic, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, prejudice, poverty, dysfunctional family, segregation, money, family life, family, greed, family in crisis, dreams, redemption ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: usa, medical school, chicago illinois
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Shadrach
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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America So Beautiful
Genre: Drama
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...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, realistic, uplifting, sentimental ...
Plot: single parent, human spirit, hospital, parents and children, small town, child illness, courtroom drama, custody, death in the family, family in crisis, terminal illness, fighting the system ...
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The Dollmaker
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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: serious, uplifting, realistic, emotional, captivating ...
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Style: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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, realistic, thought provoking, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
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Nightjohn
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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God's Army
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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: sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere, captivating
Plot: vietnam war, urban ghetto, idealism, hippie, rebelliousness, parents and children, siblings relations, culture clash, social differences, drug abuse, black panthers, concert ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, chicago illinois, woodstock, south central los angeles, usa
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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 ...
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Bilal's Stand
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Bilal, a Muslim high school senior works at his family's long-owned taxi stand. "The Stand," as they call it, has been the source of all activity and money for the family for the last sixty years. It seems like BĂ­lal is about to ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Cries from the Heart
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A drama directed by Michael Switzer.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, uplifting, sincere ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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The Sky Is Gray
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: serious, thought provoking, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
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Time: 40s
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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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The Rosa Parks Story
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: emotional, serious, realistic, thought provoking, uplifting
Plot: human spirit, discrimination, racism, injustice, fighting the system, hopes, legal, rebellion, society, legal action, social differences, americana ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa
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A Gathering of Old Men
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: serious, realistic, sincere, emotional, touching ...
Plot: dedicated lawyer, interracial relations, discrimination, racism, false accusation, injustice, fighting the system, americana, legal, society, life is a bitch, golden years ...
Time: 80s
Place: louisiana, usa
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A Cooler Climate
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Iris is broke after her divorce and takes a job working as a housekeeper for a wealthy woman named Paula. When Paula and her husband separate, an unlikely friendship blossoms between the women.
Style: touching, serious, talky, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: crumbling marriage, follow your dream, human nature, suburbs, boss and employee, couple relations, friendship, culture clash, dysfunctional family, suburban life, working class, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa
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About Sunny
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: serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy, emotional ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, single parent, moral dilemma, urban, parents and children, down on your luck, life is a bitch, family relations, working class, society, family problems, poverty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa
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I'll Fly Away
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: I'll Fly Away is an American drama television series set during the late 1950s and early 1960s, in an unspecified Southern U.S. state. It aired on NBC from 1991 to 1993 and starred Regina Taylor as Lilly Harper, a black housekeeper for the ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, thought provoking, feel good
Plot: fighting the system, district attorney, idealism, interracial relations, social differences, americana, society, housekeeper, politics, discrimination, righting the wronged, hopes ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: usa, southern usa
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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, realistic ...
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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    User:   34%
 

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Carry Me Home
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A widow named Harriet and her two children Carrie and Brian are living in rural New York in 1947 and are still recovering from the death of Harriet's husband killed in World War II. Carrie is a tomboy and hangs around with boys and they have ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, touching
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Time: 20th century
Place: new york
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Charms for the Easy Life
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The story of three women who live in a North Carolina town and defy the traditional roles set forth for them by society.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, emotional, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: single parent, crumbling marriage, dysfunctional family, small town, small town life, estrangement, family life, love and romance, family problems, family relations, aging, feminism ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: north carolina, usa
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