Movies like A Raisin in the Sun 2008

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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: 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, brother sister relationship, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, racial discrimination, mother son relationship, life is a bitch, interracial relations, hopes, human nature, society, 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 sincere films with plots about society, life is a bitch, hopes, family relations, parents and children, racism and injustice mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance 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: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, working class, racial segregation, neighborhood, apartment, racial prejudice, housewife, racial tension, family problems, human nature, insurance, injustice ...
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, realistic ...
Plot: life is a bitch, interracial relations, parents and children, racism, injustice, society, family relations, dentist, african american, poverty, toothache, segregation ...
Time: 40s
Place: louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, touching, realistic, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: false accusation, racism, small town, friendship, hopes, society, injustice, discrimination, human nature, friends, social relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, uplifting, realistic, compassionate, serious ...
Plot: racism, discrimination, racial segregation, americana, social differences, youth, family life, life is a bitch, interracial relations, teaching the ways of the world, society, injustice ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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, life is a bitch, interracial relations, americana, working class, family problems, family life, friendship, dysfunctional family, racism, social differences ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: virginia, alabama, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, realistic, uplifting, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, discrimination, injustice, slavery, politics, redemption, media, journalism, life is a bitch, state affairs, hopes, human spirit ...
Time: 19th century, 60s, 20th century, 1860s, 1960s
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 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: serious, tense, emotional, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: racism, society, americana, politics, parents and children, teenage life, state affairs, hopes, interracial relations, life is a bitch, fighting the system, injustice ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 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, realistic ...
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, friends, family relations, opposites attract, immigrants, youth, love and romance, friendship, human nature, coming of age, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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...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: realistic, sincere, emotional, serious, touching
Plot: coming of age, social differences, misfit, americana, human nature, innocence lost, racism, society, working class, culture clash, youth, hopes ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: minnesota, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.2
 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, realistic, sincere, talky
Plot: racism, civil rights movement, media, journalism, leadership, political corruption, social decay, fighting the system, state affairs, human spirit, life is a bitch, interracial relations ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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 ⇓
49%
 6.4
 988
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: touching, realistic, sincere, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: couples, life is a bitch, redemption, terminal illness, youth, self discovery, working class, disorder, family relations, tragic hero, culture clash, human nature ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Magic of Ordinary Days (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 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, realistic ...
Plot: love and romance, hopes, society, marriage of convenience, love affair, family relations, soldier, romance, life is a bitch, destiny, unhappy marriage, brutality ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, serious, uplifting, sincere, touching ...
Plot: disco, racism, coming of age, nightlife, music, immigrants, interracial relations, follow your dream, hopes, life is a bitch, nightclub, culture clash ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: civil rights, racism, friendship, teenage life, haunted by the past, african american, domestic violence, social differences, interracial relations, teaching the ways of the world, blacks and whites, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1964
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: going straight, life is a bitch, parents and children, hopes, family relations, society, street kid, urban ghetto life, single parent, urban ghetto
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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: serious, touching, sentimental, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: family relations, missing child, coming of age, danger, youth, racism, society, injustice, discrimination, obsession, small town, interracial relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: plantation, slave, literacy, reading, teaching, hopes, human spirit, americana, injustice, discrimination, society, against the odds ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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: thought provoking, sincere, captivating, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parents and children, coming of age, self discovery, youth, friendship, high school life, social differences, society, high school, racism, teenage life, rich and poor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: uplifting, sincere, emotional, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: misfit, life is a bitch, family problems, family life, family relations, intern, brother brother relationship, mental retardation, garbage collector, siblings relations, hopes, twins ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, medical school, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: emotional, sincere, serious, touching, disturbing ...
Plot: unemployment, single parent, doctor, starving child, family in crisis, life is a bitch, rich and poor, human spirit, parents and children, child illness, down on your luck, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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: sincere, emotional, thought provoking, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming of age, racism, college, youth, love and romance, life is a bitch, siblings relations, interracial relations, opposites attract, college life, journalism, media ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: alabama, campus, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, serious, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: parents and children, family relations, starting over, love and romance, couple relations, small town life, brother brother relationship, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teenage boy, single parent ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, life is a bitch, human spirit, hopes, fighting the system, americana, social differences, rebellion, society, injustice, discrimination, legal action ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: racism, americana, golden years, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer, crimes, interracial relations, friendship, false accusation, legal, injustice, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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, realistic, emotional, sentimental, bleak ...
Plot: life is a bitch, couple relations, family business, survival, couples, against the odds, family relations, family problems, parents and children, hopes, down on your luck, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 80s
Place: america
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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, best friends, parents and children, rich and poor, life is a bitch, human nature, buddies, twists & turns, family relations ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: sentimental, sincere, uplifting, serious, realistic
Plot: sikh, family relations, workplace, doctors and patients, parents and children, hopes, immigrants, discrimination, society, ambition, culture clash, hospital ...
Time: contemporary
Place: detroit, usa, michigan, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Gracie's Choice (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: For as long as she can remember, 16 year-old Gracie has been raising her four siblings, each of whom has a different, absent father and their mother is on the fast track to self-destruction. When these children's lives are about to be pulled ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Plot: custody, custody battle, coming of age, teenage girl, youth, family values, parents and children, life is a bitch, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, single parent, manipulations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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: serious, uplifting, emotional, captivating, touching ...
Plot: city life, imaginary character, social differences, lifestyle, urban, society, down on your luck, family in crisis, parents and children, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, human spirit ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: kentucky, usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%