Most Similar Movies to Sounder (1972)

Watch these movies if you like Sounder (1972).

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Kit Kittredge: an American Girl (2008)

Starring: Abigail Breslin, Stanley Tucci, Joan Cusack, Julia Ormond
Duration: 1h 41mins
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Family

In June 1934, Kit Kittredge is determined to become a reporter, and she writes articles on the typewriter in her attic bedroom while drama unfolds on the floors beneath her.
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The Biscuit Eater (1972)

Starring: Earl Holliman, Pat Crowley, Lew Ayres, Godfrey Cambridge
Duration: 1h 30mins
Genres: Drama, Family

The story revolves around a German Wirehaired Pointer named Moreover, who has a strong relationship with a red-headed boy named Lonnie (Johnny Whitaker) despite his mishaps.
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Conrack (1974)

Starring: Jon Voight, Paul Winfield, Madge Sinclair, Tina Andrews
Duration: 1h 46mins
Genres: Drama

The story follows a young teacher, Pat Conroy, in 1969 assigned to isolated "Yamacraw Island" (Daufuskie Island) off the coast of South Carolina and populated mostly by poor black families.
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Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009)

Starring: Richard Gere, Joan Allen, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Sarah Roemer
Duration: 1h 33mins
Genres: Biography, Drama, Family

When Ronnie gives a presentation at school about a personal hero, he tells the story of his grandfather and his dog, Hachiko.
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Akeelah and the Bee (2006)

Starring: Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne, Keke Palmer, Curtis Armstrong
Duration: 1h 52mins
Genres: Drama, Family

Akeelah and the Bee is a 2006 American drama film written and directed by Doug Atchison.
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Where the Red Fern Grows (1974)

Starring: James Whitmore, Beverly Garland, Jack Ging, Lonny Chapman
Duration: 1h 37mins
Genres: Drama, Family

Twelve-year-old Billy Colman is obsessed with coon dogs and coon hunting, but good dogs cost money that his family cannot afford.
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Shadrach (1998)

Starring: Martin Sheen, John Franklin Sawyer, Scott Terra, Ginnie Randall
Duration: 1h 28mins
Genres: Drama

Before the Civil War, the Dabney family of Virginia sold their slave, Shadrach (John Franklin Sawyer), to plantation owners in Alabama, separating him from his family.
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A Dog of Flanders (1999)

Starring: Jack Warden, Jeremy James Kissner, Jesse James, Jon Voight
Duration: 1h 40mins
Genres: Drama, Family

Impoverished and alone, fine artist Mary Daas (Deborah Pollitt) braves a blizzard with her toddler son, Nello, to reach the remote forest home of her father Jehaan Daas (Jack Warden).
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Bee Season (2005)

Genres: Drama, Family

Saul Naumann (Richard Gere) is a somewhat controlling Jewish husband and father.
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King of the Hill (1993)

Starring: Jesse Bradford, Jeroen Krabbé, Lisa Eichhorn, Karen Allen
Duration: 1h 43mins
Genres: Drama, History

Based on the Depression-era bildungsroman memoir of writer A. E. Hotchner, the film follows the story of a boy struggling to survive on his own in a hotel in St.
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A Painted House (2003)

Starring: Scott Glenn, Arija Bareikis, Robert Sean Leonard, Melinda Dillon
Duration: 1h 37mins
Genres: Drama, Family

A young boy, his family, and the migrant workers they hire to work their cotton farm struggle against difficult odds to raise and sell the crop.
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Spin (2003)

Starring: Stanley Tucci, Dana Delany, Rubén Blades, Ryan Merriman
Duration: 1h 47mins
Genres: Drama, Family

Spin is a 2003 American drama film starring Ryan Merriman, Stanley Tucci, Dana Delany, Paula Garcés and Rubén Blades.
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The War (1994)

Starring: Elijah Wood, Kevin Costner, Mare Winningham, Lexi Randall
Duration: 2h 6mins
Genres: Drama

Stephen, a shell-shocked Vietnam veteran, returns from a mental hospital, which he entered voluntarily because he was suffering from nightmares about the war and had in consequence lost three jobs in a row.
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Two Bits (1995)

Starring: Al Pacino, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Jerry Barone, Patrick Borriello
Duration: 1h 25mins
Genres: Drama

It is a hot summer day in 1933 in South Philadelphia, where 12-year-old Gennaro lives with his widowed mom and his ailing grandfather.
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Ironweed (1987)

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep, Carroll Baker, Michael O'Keefe
Duration: 2h 23mins
Genres: Drama

Ironweed is a 1987 American drama film directed by Héctor Babenco.
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Where the Red Fern Grows (2003)

Starring: Joseph Ashton, Dave Matthews, Renee Faia, Mac Davis
Duration: 1h 26mins
Genres: Drama, Family

An older Billy Coleman rescues a beagle from attack by another neighborhood dog. He takes it home with him so that its wounds can heal.
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Shiloh (1996)

Starring: Blake Heron, Michael Moriarty, Scott Wilson, Bonnie Bartlett
Duration: 1h 33mins
Genres: Drama, Family

An abused Beagle puppy runs away from his cruel owner, Judd Travers, and meets a boy named Marty Preston.
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A Raisin in the Sun (2008)

Starring: Sean 'Diddy' Combs, Sanaa Lathan, Audra McDonald, Phylicia Rashad
Duration: 2h 11mins
Genres: Drama

Set in 1959, the story focuses on the Youngers, an African American family living on Chicago's South Side.
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Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored (1995)

Starring: Al Freeman Jr., Phylicia Rashad, Leon, Paula Kelly
Duration: 1h 55mins
Genres: Drama, Romance

The film takes place in Glen Allan, Mississippi, during the mid-20th century.
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Carry on Abroad (1972)

Starring: Sidney James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims
Duration: 1h 28mins
Genres: Comedy

The film opens with pub landlord and frequent holidaymaker Vic Flange (Sid James) openly flirting with the sassy saucepot widow Sadie Tompkins (Barbara Windsor) as his battleaxe wife, Cora (Joan Sims), looks on with disdain.
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