Movies like A Raisin in the Sun

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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, racial discrimination, brother sister relationship, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, 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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Most similar movies to A Raisin in the Sun

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about society, family relations, life is a bitch, parents and children, hopes, racism and bittersweet mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like A Raisin in the Sun: The Rising Place (2001), Freedom Song (2000), White Water (2015), America So Beautiful (2001), The Sky Is Gray (1980). 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: realistic, thought provoking, sincere, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: racism, working class, medical school, racial tension, racial segregation, neighborhood, apartment, urban setting, housewife, racial prejudice, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: usa, africa, nigeria, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: sincere, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: life is a bitch, fall in love, injustice, society, pregnancy, parents and children, interracial relations, working class, soldier, friendship, human nature, social differences ...
Time: 40s
Place: usa, mississippi, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 7.2
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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, emotional, captivating, tense ...
Plot: racism, rebellion, life is a bitch, fighting the system, parents and children, interracial relations, politics, americana, society, injustice, discrimination, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.9
 160
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, family problems, life is a bitch, society, discrimination, racism, youth, danger, interracial relations, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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, serious ...
Plot: disco, racism, follow your dream, lifestyle, culture clash, nightlife, misfit, injustice, society, interracial relations, nightclub, coming of age ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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, thought provoking, uplifting, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: injustice, racism, parents and children, interracial relations, family relations, bittersweet, society, life is a bitch, african american, poverty, dignity, segregation ...
Time: 40s
Place: louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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, compassionate, serious ...
Plot: racism, discrimination, racial segregation, americana, social differences, youth, injustice, society, life is a bitch, teaching the ways of the world, interracial relations, family life ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.4
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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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: slave, slavery, family problems, death in the family, dysfunctional family, crumbling marriage, parents and children, friends, family relations, interracial relations, friendship, racism ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: virginia, alabama, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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: sentimental, serious, touching, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, racism, false accusation, small town, hopes, interracial relations, family relations, social relations, friends, opposites attract, small town life, human nature ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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, serious, touching, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: racism, discrimination, injustice, slavery, lifestyle, society, social worker, americana, human spirit, state affairs, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 60s, 1860s, 1960s
Place: usa, louisiana, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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, emotional
Plot: civil disobedience, fighting the system, rebellion, social differences, racism, injustice, society, discrimination, legal, life is a bitch, human spirit, social activism ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.2
 110K
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, uplifting, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: teacher, childhood, single parent, disfigurement, child's point of view, good deed, parents and children, addiction, school, death, life philosophy, bully ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: nevada, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.6
 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, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: parents and children, family problems, hopes, military life, military, wartime life, soldier, contests and competitions, family in crisis, follow your dream, overcoming, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, afghanistan, middle east, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.3
 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, emotional, uplifting ...
Plot: couples, youth, life is a bitch, redemption, working class, self discovery, terminal illness, human nature, parents and children, family relations, siblings relations, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.3
 252
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: emotional, sincere, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: parents and children, teenage life, immigrants, opposites attract, family relations, friends, coming of age, single parent, culture clash, youth, friendship, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
...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: sincere, emotional, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: coming of age, life is a bitch, hopes, immigrants, society, misfit, americana, down on your luck, family relations, parents and children, racism, bittersweet ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: minnesota, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.2
 779
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, realistic, sincere, talky
Plot: racism, civil rights movement, journalism, interracial relations, society, rebellion, injustice, courtroom drama, media, leadership, political corruption, social differences ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.6
 957
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, sentimental, rough ...
Plot: schizophrenia, mental illness, couple relations, family in crisis, family problems, hospital, working class, dysfunctional family, teenage life, single parent, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: touching, uplifting, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: going straight, life is a bitch, hopes, parents and children, family relations, society, street kid, urban ghetto life, urban ghetto, single parent, netflix
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.5
 786
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: serious, emotional, uplifting, thought provoking, realistic
Plot: racism, society, discrimination, rebellion, injustice, moral dilemma, rebelliousness, idealism, family problems, political unrest, human spirit, family relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: sincere, touching, serious, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: love and romance, marriage of convenience, hopes, society, love affair, soldier, family relations, romance, life is a bitch, unhappy marriage, world war two, destiny ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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
Plot: civil rights, racism, friendship, teenage life, haunted by the past, african american, domestic violence, teaching the ways of the world, interracial relations, social differences, family relations, blacks and whites ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1964
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, gloomy, touching, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: single parent, unemployment, doctor, starving child, family problems, parents and children, child illness, family relations, rich and poor, human spirit, life is a bitch, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, uplifting, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: misfit, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations, intern, family life, medical school, brother brother relationship, mental retardation, garbage collector, hopes, twins ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.2
 447
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: serious, touching, gloomy, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, society, high school life, racism, high school, coming of age, bittersweet, social differences, self discovery, youth, teenage life, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Candles on Bay Street (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: DeeDee returns to her hometown with her 11 year old son, Trooper, 13 years after she ran off with her boyfriend. Her childhood best friend, Sam, is now married and he and his wife, Lydia, are the town's veterinarians. Lydia is a little wary ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: social relations, parents and children, couple relations, life is a bitch, adoption, terminal illness, homecoming, single parent, couples, unfulfillment, small town, veterinarian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Bilal's Stand (2010)
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: touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Audience: student film
Plot: coming of age, follow your dream, teenage life, family business, self discovery, workplace, family life, society, youth, parents and children, hopes, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.1
 468
Black Cloud (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Black Cloud, is an inspirational story about a young Navajo, Native American boxer, who overcomes personal challenges as he comes to terms with his heritage, while fighting his way for a spot on the US Olympic boxing team.
Style: uplifting, sincere, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: native american, boxer, against the odds, ambition, rivalry, racism, human spirit, self discovery, society, hopes, love, follow your dream ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, sincere ...
Plot: parents and children, starting over, family relations, couple relations, love and romance, small town life, brother brother relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, teenage boy, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.6
 333
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, emotional, sincere, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: teaching, reading, slave, plantation, literacy, injustice, idealism, self discovery, against the odds, human spirit, fighting the system, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%