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The Burning Season: The Chico Mendes Story (1994)
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The Burning Season: The Chico Mendes Story
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: rough, serious, thought provoking, realistic, disturbing, sincere
Plot: in the woods, rich and poor, farm, corporate crimes, political corruption, fighting the system, rebellion, society, leadership, human spirit, murder, price of justice, politics, heroes, legal, state affairs, life is a bitch, workplace, rain forest, deforestation, environmental issue, environmental, ecology, union, bribery ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 80s, 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, life is a bitch, rebellion, fighting the system, state affairs, injustice and politics mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like The Burning Season: The Chico Mendes Story: Act of Vengeance (1986), The Rosa Parks Story (2002), Zuzu Angel (2006), I Want to Live (1983), Truman (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Act of Vengeance
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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 ...
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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: disturbing, serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking
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Style: serious, captivating, realistic, tense
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Duration: 125 min.
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Style: serious, captivating, realistic, sincere
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F.I.S.T.
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Lithuania, USA
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Style: serious, realistic
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: George Wallace is a 1997 television film starring Gary Sinise as George Wallace, the former Governor of Alabama. It was directed by John Frankenheimer, who won an Emmy award for it; Sinise and Mare Winningham also won Emmies for their performances. ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, captivating, thought provoking ...
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Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1965, year 1963, year 1972
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In the Name of the Father
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Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 133 min.
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