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'Movies Like Precious': Black Coming-of-Age Cinema

A list of movies following African-American youths as they come of age in an intolerant world, including such modern classic as 'Pariah' and 'Precious'. Also check out 'The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete' for a relatively unknown hidden-gem!

'Put Away Childish Things': Indie Comings-of-Age

Modern independent dramas portraying the tumultuous transitions of adolescents into slightly older adolescents. Make sure to check out 'I Believe in Unicorns' for a great new film from director Leah Meyerhoff, depicting an imaginative teenage girl's attempt to grapple with the premature onset of adulthood's responsibilities.

A Tale of Two Americas

See how the other half (actually way more than half) in this hodge-podge of social realism, depicting the parts of America progress left behind: the inner-cities, rust-belt towns, and rural south.

'Movies like Mr. Nobody': Modern Philosophical Movies

Slow cinema, also called philosophical cinema, or contemplative cinema, is a style of filmmaking emphasizing meditation over movement; it is often minimalist, observational, and can eschew narrative. The perfect pre-sleep watch!

'Movies Like ATL': Modern African-American Indie Films

There are guaranteed to be at least a couple of superb flicks you've never heard of on this list of the very best independent African-American films from recent years, including everything from heart-wrenching coming-of-age drama 'Pariah' to classroom heartwarmer 'Akeelah and the Bee'.

Malick-Esque Cinema

What is it that defines the directorial style of Terrence Malick? The aesthetic may be difficult to articulate, but others have certainly taken a stab at emulating it.

Great Modern African-American Drama

We've seen a slew of fantastic African-American dramas in recent years, including '12 Years a Slave', 'Selma', and 'The Butler'. Enjoy this list of the greatest black masterpieces from 2000 onwards.

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