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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, rough, thought provoking, serious, realistic, disturbing
Plot: forest, political corruption, heroes, politics, murder, rich and poor, human spirit, life is a bitch, farm, rebellion, fighting the system, legal, leadership, society, workplace, corporate crime, state affairs, corporate crimes, price of justice, female nudity, torture, ecology, election, sadism, resistance ...
Time: 80s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, thought provoking and captivating films with plots about society, life is a bitch, state affairs, fighting the system, rebellion, politics and dishonesty mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like The Burning Season: The Chico Mendes Story: Marie (1985), The Rosa Parks Story (2002), Citizen Cohn (1992), Truman (1995), 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: serious, realistic, sincere, suspenseful, rough
Plot: labor union, graphic violence, tough heroes, ambition, rise and fall, society, life is a bitch, state affairs, rise to the top, heroes, unfulfillment, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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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: talky, thought provoking, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: political corruption, fighting the system, politics, corruption, power relations, rebellion, dishonesty, blind ambition, rivalry, legal, crimes, state affairs ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: tennessee, nashville tennessee
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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: thought provoking, uplifting, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: fighting the system, civil disobedience, civil rights movement, racism, social differences, rebellion, injustice, discrimination, human spirit, life is a bitch, legal, society ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1955
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: thought provoking, captivating, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: politics, hospital, aids, hotshot lawyer, americana, terminal illness, political corruption, introspection, injustice, life is a bitch, state affairs, society ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 80s, 60s, year 1951 ...
Place: new york, usa
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Truman (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
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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: serious, realistic, sincere, captivating
Plot: world war two, soldier, politics, white house, world war one, presidential election, life is a bitch, military, dishonesty, leadership, heroes, ambition ...
Time: 50s
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Fidel & Che (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 206 min.
Story: Fidel Castro rises to power in Cuba.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, tense
Plot: fidel castro, revolution, rebellion, fighting the system, politics, ambition, rise and fall, idealism, rebelliousness, political corruption, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: cuba, latin america
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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
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Time: 20th century, 70s
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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: serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, disturbing
Plot: racism, church, military, clergy, fighting the system, hopes, state affairs, rebellion, society, heroes, life is a bitch, interracial relations ...
Time: 50s
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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, leadership, rise to the top, friendship, betrayal, political intrigue, state affairs, dishonesty, political corruption, campaign, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 80s
Place: england, britain
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A Cry for Help: The Tracey Thurman Story (1989)
Genre: Biography, Crime, 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: serious, realistic, thought provoking, rough, disturbing ...
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65%
Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, thought provoking, sincere
Plot: state affairs, society, life is a bitch, politics, heroes, fighting the system, hopes, social misfits, misfit, legal, heroic mission, human spirit ...
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Zuzu Angel (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Brazil
Duration: 108 min.
Story: "Zuzu Angel" covers the last years of the famous Brazilian fashion designer in her doomed quest for justice in the case of her activist son Stuart's arrest, torture, murder and subsequent corpse disposal by the military forces in ...
Style: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, psychological, thought provoking ...
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Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s
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.
Story: A light hearted look at future Prime Minister Margaret Thatchers rise from research chemist in 1949 to becoming MP for Finchley in 1959 encompassing her early relationship and marriage to Oil Millionaire Denis Thatcher.
Style: captivating, realistic, sincere, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: rise to the top, ambition, politics, feminism, campaign, society, state affairs, head of state, election, strong female presence, british politics, british history ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
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I Want to Live (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, bleak, disturbing ...
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Duration: 93 min.
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Time: 80s, 20th century
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Duration: 103 min.
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Attica (1980)
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