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The Burning Season: The Chico Mendes Story (1994)
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The Burning Season: The Chico Mendes Story (1994)
Original name: The Burning Season
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a Brazilian rubber tapper who leads his people in protest against government and developers, who want to cut down their part of the rainforest for a new road and ranch land. The rich and the powerful will stop at nothing, and frequently resort to murder
Style: sincere, thought provoking, rough, serious, realistic, disturbing
Plot: political corruption, in the woods, heroes, politics, rich and poor, fighting the system, life is a bitch, farm, rebellion, human spirit, legal, murder, society, price of justice, workplace, leadership, state affairs, corporate crimes, forest, female nudity, torture, gun, ecology, election, resistance ...
Time: 80s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, thought provoking and sincere films with plots about society, state affairs, life is a bitch, fighting the system, rebellion, politics and dishonesty mostly in Drama, Biography and Crime genres. Some movies like The Burning Season: The Chico Mendes Story: Act of Vengeance (1986), Marie (1985), The Rosa Parks Story (2002), Citizen Cohn (1992), Fidel & Che (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Teamster Boss: The Jackie Presser Story (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Rise of Jackie Presser to President of the Teamster Union.
Style: rough, suspenseful, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: labor union, politics, crimes, society, rise and fall, fighting the system, profanity, political corruption, political intrigue, workplace situations, tough heroes, state affairs ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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Act of Vengeance (1986)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In 1969, an administrator runs against the corrupt president of the United Coal Miners Union, and becomes the target of a murder plot.
Style: disturbing, rough, sincere, bleak, thought provoking ...
Plot: labor union, campaign, murder, election, union, state affairs, workplace, society, against humanity, fighting the system, politics, media ...
Time: 80s
Place: west virginia, usa
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Marie (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A single mother takes a job with the government where she is confronted with corruption.
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, talky, sincere
Plot: political corruption, fighting the system, politics, corruption, state affairs, rebellion, law enforcement, crimes, workplace, dishonesty, graphic violence, power relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: tennessee, nashville tennessee
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A Cry for Help: The Tracey Thurman Story (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Tracy Thurman was married to a man who abused her. But he continues to harass her after she gets a restraining order, and the police do little to help. When he brutally beats her and slashes her throat in front of police, she sues the city and the ...
Style: rough, sincere, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: legal, strong female presence, legal action, domestic disturbance, life is a bitch, society, crimes, fighting the system, lawsuit, family problems, injustice, sexual abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: connecticut
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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, thought provoking, uplifting, serious, emotional
Plot: fighting the system, civil disobedience, rebellion, social differences, human spirit, discrimination, racism, injustice, legal, society, life is a bitch, social activism ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa
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Citizen Cohn (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: As lawyer and power broker Roy Cohn lies dying of AIDS in a private hospital room, ghosts from his past visit him as he reflects on his life and loves.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: politics, hospital, aids, hotshot lawyer, introspection, terminal illness, political corruption, americana, injustice, state affairs, fighting the system, rebellion ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1968, year 1954, 1950s ...
Place: new york, usa
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Fidel & Che (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Fidel Castro rises to power in Cuba.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, sincere
Plot: revolution, fidel castro, rebellion, rebelliousness, idealism, politics, rise and fall, fighting the system, ambition, political corruption, political unrest, racism ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: cuba, latin america
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Truman (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Biographical account of America's President for the latter part of WWII. Shows Truman's rise from small-town nobody to leader of the USA, his decision to use the Atomic Bomb against Japan, and subsequent election as the US' post-war ...
Style: captivating, sincere, serious, realistic, political drama
Plot: world war two, world war one, politics, soldier, white house, presidential election, media, rebellion, life is a bitch, dishonesty, heroes, ambition ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: usa, japan, missouri, asia
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Cesar Chavez (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A biography of the civil-rights activist and labor organizer Cesar Chavez. Chronicling the birth of a modern American labour movement, Cesar Chavez tells the story of the famed civil rights leader and labour organiser torn between his duties as a ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, captivating
Plot: labor union, fighting the system, rebellion, working class, idealism, hopes, leadership, society, life is a bitch, social relations, migrant worker, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, california, yuma arizona, arizona
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The Vernon Johns Story (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1948, Johns served as the outspoken spiritual leader of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. Incensed at the racial injustice that pervaded the South, he was determined to fight for equality for all African Americans.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, serious, realistic, disturbing
Plot: church, racism, hopes, state affairs, injustice, life is a bitch, heroes, interracial relations, workplace situations, military, fighting the system, rebellion ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
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Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A look at the life and career of controversial Louisiana governor Huey Long, whose nickname was "The Kingfish."
Style: sincere, disturbing, captivating, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: assassination, media, deadly, dishonesty, rise to the top, politics, crimes, ambition, society, life is a bitch, state affairs, murder ...
Time: 1910s, 1930s, 1920s, 20s, 30s
Place: louisiana, usa
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The Deal (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It is approaching an election in the UK when the leader of the Labour party, John Smith, suffers another in a line of heart attacks and dies. With the leadership campaign about to start the clear choice appears to be Gordon Brown, a stanch Scotsman. ...
Style: clever, serious, realistic, thought provoking, talky ...
Plot: politics, ambition, rise to the top, leadership, society, friendship, state affairs, political intrigue, dishonesty, betrayal, campaign, political corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 90s, 80s
Place: england, britain
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Have No Fear: The Life of Pope John Paul II (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Lithuania, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The eventful life of a humble Polish priest who once decried the pomp of the Catholic Church "a circus" and labeled the Pope a "prisoner of the Vatican" before ascending to the papal throne is explored as actor Thomas Kretschmann ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: fighting the system, clergy, politics, rebellion, dishonesty, society, leadership, state affairs, hopes, forbidden love, human spirit, religions or cults ...
Place: israel, europe, middle east, poland
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Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, thought provoking, uplifting
Plot: politics, fighting the system, social misfits, state affairs, heroes, hopes, society, misfit, life is a bitch, legal, heroic mission, human spirit ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington d.c.
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
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Plot: against the odds, price of justice, rebellion, fighting the system, racism, human nature, working class, human spirit, injustice, society, legal, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s
Place: kentucky, usa, new york, appalachia
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Brazil
Duration: 108 min.
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Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
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Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: latin america, brazil, rio de janeiro
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Margaret Thatcher: The Long Walk to Finchley (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
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Style: captivating, emotional, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: politics, ambition, rise to the top, campaign, feminism, society, state affairs, head of state, election, strong female presence, british politics, satire ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The movie tells the story of a woman who struggles and fights to escape the gas chamber being condemned with capital punishment because of her participation in a hold up in which a person was killed.
Style: disturbing, rough, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prison, deadly, crime, life is a bitch, fighting the system, legal, confined, crimes, society, dishonesty, fugitives, drug abuse ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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