Movies like Oranges and Sunshine

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Oranges and Sunshine (2010)
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Oranges and Sunshine (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story of Margaret Humphreys, a social worker from Nottingham, who uncovers one of the most significant social scandals in recent times – the forced migration of children from the United Kingdom. Almost singlehandedly, Margaret reunited thousands of families, brought authorities to account and worldwide attention to an extraordinary miscarriage of justice.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, captivating, uplifting, touching, gloomy
Plot: social worker, against the odds, fighting the system, uncover truth, deportation, life is a bitch, injustice, society, state affairs, rebellion, family reunited, hopes, price of justice, righting the wronged, ambition, family problems, social activist, strong female presence, dishonesty, love, christmas, children, friendship, priest, orphan ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london, australia, united kingdom, adelaide south australia, south australia

Most similar movies to Oranges and Sunshine

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and sincere films with plots about society, fighting the system, life is a bitch, rebellion, state affairs, hopes and injustice mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like Oranges and Sunshine: Goodbye Bafana (2007), Zuzu Angel (2006), Jimmy's Hall (2014), Endgame (2009), Gandhi, My Father (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Goodbye Bafana (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, France, Belgium, South Africa, Italy, UK, Luxembourg
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The true story of a white South African racist whose life was profoundly altered by the black prisoner he guarded for twenty years. The prisoner's name was Nelson Mandela.
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Plot: apartheid, racism, prison life, interracial relations, friendship, human spirit, self discovery, rebellion, fighting the system, leadership, convict, social problems ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 70s, 20th century
Place: south africa, africa
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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 ...
Plot: missing person, uncover truth, fighting the system, price of justice, political intrigue, political unrest, parents and children, injustice, life is a bitch, legal, society, politics ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s
Place: latin america, brazil, rio de janeiro
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91%
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Jimmy's Hall (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Ireland, France, Belgium, Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In the 1930s political activist Jimmy Gralton is deported from Ireland during the 'Red Scare'.
Style: captivating, realistic, touching, serious, factual
Plot: deportation, fighting the system, ambition, rebellion, human spirit, rebelliousness, idealism, social relations, injustice, clergy, politics, rivalry ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1932
Place: ireland, new york
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Endgame (2009)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The time is the late '80s, a crucial period in the history of South Africa. President P.W. Botha is hanging on to power by a thread as the African National Congress (ANC) takes up arms against apartheid and the country tumbles toward ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bomb, rebellion, hopes, politics, wartime life, political unrest, siege, revolution, life is a bitch, fighting the system, unlikely partners, state affairs ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: south africa, england, africa, europe, cape town south africa
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Gandhi, My Father (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: India, UK, South Africa, USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: With Gandhi My Father, producer Anil Kapoor and director Feroz Abbas Khan have shed light onto Gandhi the person, rather than Gandhi the icon. Using Gandhi’s political career as a canvas, the film paints a picture of his intricate, complex, and ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: racism, tragedy, human spirit, rebelliousness, rebellion, rise to the top, fighting the system, redemption, political unrest, parents and children, state affairs, society ...
Time: 1940s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: india, africa, south africa, asia
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76%
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Desert Flower (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Austria, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The autobiography of a Somalian nomad who was sold in marriage at 13, fled from Africa a while later to become finally an American supermodel and is now at the age of 38, the UN spokeswoman against female genital mutilation.
Style: sincere, captivating, touching, thought provoking, emotional ...
Plot: model, feminism, life is a bitch, fighting the system, un, fashion, supermodel, injustice, human spirit, introspection, immigrants, deportation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1997
Place: somalia, africa, europe, england, london
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33%
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Winnie Mandela (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: South Africa, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A drama that chronicles the life of Winnie Mandela from her childhood through her marriage and her husband's incarceration.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: ambition, society, state affairs, politics, confined, hopes, political unrest, feminism, isolation, blind ambition, gender, strong female presence ...
Time: 20th century
Place: south africa, africa
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74%
The Last Sentence (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Renowned journalist Torgny Segerstedt declares war against Hitler as he criticizes Swedish politicians who tried to look away from the tyranny of the Nazis with the good excuse of “neutralism”. His only weapon is his pen and his life is full of ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, touching, uplifting, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, journalism, human spirit, fascism, life is a bitch, political unrest, fighting the system, rebelliousness, idealism, state affairs, against the odds, media ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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71%
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The Overture (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music
Country: Thailand
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on the life of Luang Pradit Pairoh (Sorn Silapabanleng) the most revered traditional Thai music master who lived during the reigns of Kings Rama V to VIII, the movie traces the life of Sorn, who picked up the ra-nad ek (Thai xylophone) mallets ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: ambition, fighting the system, musician's life, rebellion, lifestyle, prodigy, rivalry, politics, injustice, life is a bitch, society, musician ...
Time: 20th century
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Luther (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, USA, Czech Republic, Italy
Duration: 123 min.
Story: During the early 16th Century idealistic German monk Martin Luther, disgusted by the materialism in the church, begins the dialogue that will lead to the Protestant Reformation.
Style: uplifting, touching, sincere, intellectual, biblical ...
Plot: christianity, rebellion, politics, clergy, state affairs, hypocrisy, sin, human spirit, idealism, catholicism, fighting the system, social decay ...
Time: 16th century, 1930s
Place: rome italy, germany, europe, vatican, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Muhammad Ali’s historic Supreme Court battle from behind closed doors. When Ali was drafted into the Vietnam War at the height of his boxing career, his claim to conscientious objector status led to a controversial legal battle that rattled the ...
Style: captivating, serious, talky, thought provoking, realistic
Plot: vietnam war, courtroom, injustice, righting the wronged, ambition, legal action, political unrest, against the odds, civil action, legal, rebellion, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1971
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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69%
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, South Africa, France
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting, thought provoking ...
Plot: prison, human spirit, oppression, prison life, heroes, rebellion, political unrest, fighting the system, historical figure, civil rights, social problems, marital problem ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: south africa, africa
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69%
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Miral (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Israel, Italy, India, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A drama centered on an orphaned Palestinian girl growing up in the wake of the first Arab-Israeli war who finds herself drawn into the conflict.
Style: realistic, emotional, sentimental, stylized, gloomy ...
Plot: orphan, refugee, injustice, rebellion, human spirit, hopes, politics, love and romance, life is a bitch, society, terrorism, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1940s, 60s, 90s
Place: middle east, israel, palestinian authority, jerusalem, palestine
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Jean Charles (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Brazil
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The tragic true story of Jean Charles de Menezes, the innocent Brazilian shot dead by British police in 2005 at the height of the London terrorist alerts.
Style: serious, sincere, emotional, realistic, contemplative
Plot: wrong place wrong time, injustice, mistaken identity, family relations, life is a bitch, social differences, society, political unrest, immigrants, city life, misfit, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe
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68%
The King's Speech (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The King's Speech tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George ('Bertie') reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stutter and considered unfit ...
Style: uplifting, inspirational, sincere, dramatic, serious ...
Plot: stuttering, british history, unlikely friendships, royal family, historical character, friendship, disability, queen, british royal family, king, aristocracy, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1930s, pre world war two, 20th century, 1940s, year 1939 ...
Place: england, britain, europe, london, buckingham palace ...
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67%
Iron Jawed Angels (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Defiant young activists take the women's suffrage movement by storm, putting their lives at risk to help American women win the right to vote.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, captivating, silent film
Plot: feminism, injustice, fighting the system, civil rights, political unrest, life is a bitch, politics, journalism, state affairs, human spirit, leadership, hopes ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1917, 1920s, year 1912
Place: washington d.c., tennessee, virginia, philadelphia
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67%
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Alleged (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Alleged is a romantic drama based on events occurring behind the scenes and outside the courtroom of the famous Scopes "Monkey Trial" of 1925. Charles Anderson, a talented young reporter, feels trapped working for his deceased ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: idealism, moral dilemma, rivalry, ambition, fighting the system, righting the wronged, injustice, couples, courtroom drama, against the odds, price of justice, rebellion ...
Place: tennessee
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65%
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Selma (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: "Selma," as in Alabama, the place where segregation in the South was at its worst, leading to a march that ended in violence, forcing a famous statement by President Lyndon B. Johnson that ultimately led to the signing of the Civil Rights ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, uplifting, sincere, factual ...
Plot: racism, justice, politics, righting the wronged, civil rights movement, civil rights, racial segregation, human spirit, idealism, african american, fighting the system, discrimination ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1965, year 1963, year 1964
Place: alabama, usa, boston, southern usa, birmingham alabama
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Gideon's Trumpet (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: True story of Clarence Gideon's fight to be appointed counsel at the expense of the state. This landmark case led to the Supreme Court's decision which extended this right to all criminal defendants.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: prison, false accusation, courtroom, legal, prison life, courtroom drama, injustice, righting the wronged, power relations, rebellion, rivalry, fighting the system ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: florida, usa
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Difret (2014)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Ethiopia, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Three hours outside of Addis Ababa, a bright 14-year-old girl is on her way home from school when men on horses swoop in and kidnap her. The brave Hirut grabs a rifle and tries to escape, but ends up shooting her would-be husband. In her village the ...
Style: touching, emotional, thought provoking, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: against the odds, false accusation, injustice, righting the wronged, legal investigation, fighting the system, human rights, dishonesty, legal, hopes, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1995
Place: ethiopia
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Made in Dagenham (2010)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A dramatization of the 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham car plant, where female workers walked out in protest against sexual discrimination.
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, uplifting, factual ...
Plot: discrimination, working class, injustice, protest, gender, factory, workplace, fighting the system, idealism, revolution, hopes, rebelliousness ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1970, year 1968, year 1966 ...
Place: england, europe, london, united kingdom, michigan ...
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63%
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Damaged Care (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Anesthesist Doug Peeno hopes to pay for the legal costs of preventing his son Bryan being left in his first wife's bad custody with he proceeds of his present wife Linda's new job. She's the first graduate in her family and eagerly ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, emotional
Plot: public health, fighting the system, ambition, rebellion, uncover truth, against the odds, idealism, workplace, dishonesty, society, life is a bitch, legal action ...
Time: contemporary
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Cry Freedom (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 157 min.
Story: A dramatic story, based on actual events, about the friendship between two men struggling against apartheid in South Africa in the 1970s. Donald Woods is a white liberal journalist in South Africa who begins to follow the activities of Stephen Biko, ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: racism, apartheid, friendship, civil rights, police brutality, journalist, newspaper editor, interracial relations, politics, idealism, journalism, murder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1977, year 1975
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa, england
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63%
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Killing Jesus (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Jesus of Nazareth’s life and ministry were subject to seismic social and political events that led to his execution and changed the world forever.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, psychological
Plot: roman empire, hopes, fighting the system, religion, rebellion, society, idealism, rise and fall, jesus, life is a bitch, self sacrifice, self discovery ...
Place: holy land
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The Gathering Storm (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A love story offering an intimate look inside the marriage of Winston and Clementine Churchill during a particularly troubled, though little-known, moment in their lives.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, talky, gloomy ...
Plot: british history, winston churchill, politics, world war two, war, state affairs, head of state, couple relations, society, rise to the top, fascism, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, year 1934
Place: england, germany, europe, united kingdom
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61%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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Glasgow Girls (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Story: Glasgow Girls is a specially commissioned musical drama for BBC Three that tells the inspirational true story of a group of schoolgirls whose petition to save their friend from deportation inspired a movement which would eventually help change ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, uplifting
Plot: friendship, immigrants, rebellion, idealism, fighting the system, human spirit, youth, deportation, society, campaign, kids in trouble, injustice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2005
Place: scotland, europe, england, glasgow scotland
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60%
The Burning Season: The Chico Mendes Story (1994)
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, ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: forest, political corruption, politics, rebellion, life is a bitch, workplace, state affairs, heroes, fighting the system, leadership, legal, society ...
Time: 80s, 50s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%