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Cadence (1990)
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Cadence (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: As punishment for drunken, rebellious behavior, a young white soldier is thrown into a stockade populated entirely by black inmates. But instead of falling victim to racial hatred, the soldier joins forces with his fellow prisoners and rises up against the insanely tyrannical and bigoted prison warden.
Style: inspirational, serious, captivating, realistic, disturbing
Plot: prison, time travel, sergeant, army life, military, gang, friendship, friends, soldier, racism, alcohol abuse, human spirit, parents and children, life is a bitch, interracial relations, anti war, prison life, rebellion, injustice, self discovery, discrimination, society, rebelliousness, innocence lost, military life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and thought provoking films with plots about society, life is a bitch, racism, hopes, injustice, interracial relations and discrimination mostly in Drama, Biography and Sport genres. Some movies like Cadence: Mandela and de Klerk (1997), The Rising Place (2001), In the Custody of Strangers (1982), More Than Just a Game (2007), Snow in August (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Mandela and de Klerk (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Sidney Poitier and Michael Caine both received Emmy nominations for their performances in this made-for-TV movie. The plot follows Nelson Mandela's 27-year struggle to end apartheid.
Style: thought provoking, uplifting, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: discrimination, apartheid, social change, racism, prison, false accusation, political unrest, righting the wronged, congress, injustice, heroes, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 60s
Place: south africa, africa
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95%
The Rising Place (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The close friendship of two young women, each of a different race, and their struggle to find purpose in their lives during this time of social injustice and world war.
Style: serious, sentimental, sincere, touching, realistic
Plot: fall in love, life is a bitch, society, feminism, working class, parents and children, friendship, interracial relations, pregnancy, social differences, soldier, family life ...
Time: 1940s
Place: virginia, mississippi, usa
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95%
In the Custody of Strangers (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A teenage delinquent who goes on a drunken joyride is left in jail overnight by his parents in the hope that he might learn a lesson from it. But events follow which result in the boy spending far longer behind bars than anyone had foreseen.
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, disturbing
Plot: prison, alcohol abuse, self defense, isolation, custody, teenage life, parents and children, unemployment, family life, prison life, juvenile delinquency, confined ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
More Than Just a Game (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: South Africa
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A drama about political prisoners playing soccer at Robben Island prison, where Nelson Mandela was held.
Style: uplifting, captivating, realistic, sentimental, serious
Plot: island prison, racism, prison, ambition, fighting the system, rebellion, against the odds, prison life, human spirit, friendship, sport team, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
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Snow in August (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In a world filled with hatred, their only hope was magic. Believe and anything can happen.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: youth, culture clash, friendship, racism, life is a bitch, rabbi, human spirit, society, injustice, anti semitism, gang, haunted by the past ...
Place: czech republic, new york
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87%
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The Exonerated (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Six people tell their stories on a single subject - how they got wrongfully convicted to death penalty, but later got exonerated.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: death row, false accusation, racism, fighting the system, injustice, human spirit, courtroom drama, hopes, life is a bitch, legal, confined, rebellion ...
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87%
Blood Done Sign My Name (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A drama based on the true story in which a black Vietnam-era veteran is allegedly murdered by a local white businessman who is later exonerated. The plot focuses on the role of a local high school teacher and the civil unrest that followed the ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, murder, social differences, discrimination, social decay, introspection, injustice, society, life is a bitch, crimes, small town, small town life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, usa
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86%
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Green Dragon (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A tale about Vietnamese refugees sent to an orientation camp on the Camp Pendleton Marine Base in California, 'Green Dragon' focuses on a young boy and his sister. Set in 1975, the film chronicles the stories told to the two children by ...
Style: psychological, sincere, emotional, touching, serious ...
Plot: military, vietnam war, interracial relations, friendship, self discovery, military life, coming of age, culture clash, human nature, homecoming, translator, immigrants ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, california, usa
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85%
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The Painting (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Heath Freeman (Tru Calling, ER) heads an all-star cast including Clifton Davis (Any Given Sunday) Ben Vereen (Roots), Stacey Dash (Renaissance Man) and Debbie Allen (Fame) in the period drama Soldier of Change, which resurrects the turmoil and ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, romantic
Plot: political unrest, love affair, rebelliousness, interracial relations, society, hopes, romance, love and romance, military, military life, fall in love, self discovery ...
Time: 60s
Place: vietnam, asia
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84%
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Freedom Song (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Freedom Song (2000) is a made-for-TV film based on true stories of the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi in the 1960s. It tells the story of the struggle of African Americans to register to vote in the fictional town of Quinlan. In the midst of ...
Style: thought provoking, sincere, captivating, emotional, tense ...
Plot: racism, fighting the system, interracial relations, rebellion, life is a bitch, injustice, americana, parents and children, teenage life, discrimination, hopes, politics ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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Going Home (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, Belgium, Indonesia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Johan Ten Berghe joins the Dutch army when the Dutch East Indies unilaterally declare independence as Indonesia. He initiates his naive driver Twan in life in the East, having grown up there as son of colonial official Hendrik, now missing. Their ...
Style: non-linear, captivating, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: loyalty, friends, revolution, soldier, society, rivalry, war, rebellion, military, best friends, military life, culture clash ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
Place: asia, indonesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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Nightjohn (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Charles Burnett directs this movie about John, a man of many talents, including one forbidden skill: he can read. When he teaches a young slave girl named Sarny to read and write, she learns an unforgettable lesson about the power of words and the ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: racism, slavery, teaching, plantation, slave, disney, literacy, american history, racial issues, fighting the system, injustice, society ...
Time: 19th century
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82%
Bless You, Prison (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on Nicole Valery-Grossu's European best seller autobiographic novel "Bless you, prison", the film is a true story, with real events and characters. A young intellectual woman, Nicole is arrested. There follow three months of ...
Style: uplifting, thought provoking, disturbing, captivating, serious ...
Plot: prison, survival, rebellion, confined, human spirit, prison life, exhaustion, politics, society, religions or cults, captivity, rebelliousness ...
Time: 50s
Place: romania, europe
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81%
Lost in the Stars (1974)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Musical from the American Film Theatre series, based on the play Cry The Beloved Country.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: murder, injustice, friends, society, life is a bitch, hopes, crimes, fighting the system, prison life, friendship, social differences, social decay ...
Time: 70s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Least Among You (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Black college graduate Richard Kelly reluctantly accepts a plea bargain requiring him to spend two semesters at an all-white seminary after he's wrongly accused of crimes committed during the 1965 Watts riots. Facing bigotry on all sides, ...
Style: uplifting, emotional, captivating, touching, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, human spirit, against the odds, self discovery, rebellion, life is a bitch, hopes, leadership, student life, social relations, clergy, society ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 21st century, 60s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
The Andersonville Trial (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A dramatization of the 1865 war-crimes trial of Henry Wirz, commandant of the notorious Confederate POW camp at Andersonville, Georgia.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, rough ...
Plot: american civil war, civil war, lawyer, legal, military, courtroom, prison, confined, life is a bitch, legal investigation, army investigation, crimes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: georgia, usa
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78%
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White Water (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: White Water is the story of a 7 year-old black kid in segregated 1963 Opelika, Alabama who becomes obsessed with the desire to taste the water from the "white's only" drinking fountain and sets out on a quest to do the unthinkable: ...
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: missing child, young heroes, obsession, racism, parents and children, society, family relations, family problems, youth, life is a bitch, discrimination, interracial relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Honour of the Knights (Quixotic) (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Trusting in fate, Don Quixote and Sancho pursue their travels in search of adventure day and night. They ride through fields, talking about subjects as varied as spirituality, chivalry and daily life. A growing bond of friendship unites them.
Style: experimental, realistic, semi serious, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: destructive relationship, idealism, life is a bitch, society, tragic love, hopes, prison life, gang, friendship, don quixote, urban ghetto life, starting over ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Blind Flight (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The true story of Irishman Brian Keenan and Englishman John McCarthy's extraordinary relationship as hostages of militias in Lebanon during the 1979-91 Civil War.
Style: sincere, thought provoking, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, hostage, captivity, introspection, prison life, confined, hopes, culture clash, isolation, society, prison, friendship between men ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: ireland, middle east, lebanon
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Bopha! (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In this story of a black policeman during South African apartheid, Danny Glover plays the cop, who believes he's trying to help his people, even while serving as a pawn of the racist government. When his son gets involved in the anti-apartheid ...
Style: thought provoking, uplifting, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: african american, racism, family problems, family relations, injustice, moral dilemma, political unrest, discrimination, rebelliousness, human spirit, parents and children, idealism ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Assault at West Point: The Court-Martial of Johnson Whittaker (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of Johnson Whittaker, one of the first African-American cadets admitted to West Point. Tied down and beaten by his fellow cadets
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: courtroom drama, racism, courtroom, lawyer, military life, interracial relations, discrimination, false accusation, legal, soldier, rivalry, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s
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75%
A Lesson Before Dying (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the 1940's South, an African-American man is wrongly accused of the killing a a white store owner. In his defense, his white attorney equates him with a lowly hog, to indicate that he didn't have the sense to know what he was doing. ...
Style: uplifting, thought provoking, emotional, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: racism, politics, empire, aunt, interracial relations, false accusation, urban ghetto life, prison life, wrongfully committed, human spirit, teachers and students, school ...
Time: 1940s
Place: usa
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75%
Almost Brothers (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, Chile, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The strange friendship between two men of opposite social classes. Miguel is a senator. His childhood friend Jorge is a major drug-dealer. In the 1970s, they meet in prison: Miguel was there for political reasons, and Jorge, as a common criminal.
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, captivating, entertaining
Plot: friendship, prison, social differences, jail, friends, society, gang, politics, youth, drug dealing, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 50s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Always Outnumbered (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An ex-con moves to L.A. to find work and creates a disturbance by fighting for a position. More importantly he touches the lives of many of his neighbors including an older man dying of cancer, a young married couple whose husband is too proud to ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough
Plot: gang, ex convict, cancer, retirement home, terminal illness, starting over, unfulfillment, society, going straight, life is a bitch, crimes, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The War at Home (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Jeremy Collier is a Vietnam veteran who has returned home and is struggling to cope with the war experiences that haunt him. He is also at odds with his family, who cannot begin to understand what he has been through. Jeremy's battles with his ...
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: thanksgiving, vietnam war, mental illness, family relations, resentment, dysfunctional family, vietnam veteran, battles, family problems, life is a bitch, hopes, war ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Ellen Foster (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After her mother's death, a young girl is separated from her abusive father and is sent between her various friends and relatives, always longing to find a place to call home.
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: youth, child abuse, disease, adoption, dysfunctional family, innocence lost, society, life is a bitch, hopes, unfulfillment, young heroes, family problems ...
Time: 90s
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72%
Almayer's Folly (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A tale of an occidental merchant, Kaspar Almayer, whose dreams of riches for his beloved daughter, Nina, collapse under the weight of his own greed and prejudice.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: obsession, parents and children, family relations, tragic hero, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, society, hopes, ambition, racism, rivalry, gambling ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: asia
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70%
The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A film about the early life of the baseball star in the army, particulary his court-martial for insubordination regarding segragation.
Style: serious, realistic, uplifting, captivating, talky ...
Plot: world war two, courtroom drama, intrigue, usa history, lawyer, racism, courtroom, anti semitism, interracial relations, discrimination, bus, military life ...
Time: 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Everyday (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: This film charts the relationship between a man imprisoned for drug smuggling and his wife and is being shot over the course of five years, a few weeks at a time.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: confined, parents and children, life is a bitch, family relations, hopes, couples, prison, husband wife relationship, drug smuggling, society, youth, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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The Help (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, India
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Aibileen Clark is a middle-aged African-American maid who has spent her life raising white children and has recently lost her only son; Minny Jackson is an African-American maid who has often offended her employers despite her family's ...
Style: touching, inspirational, thought provoking, uplifting, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens, kids
Plot: racism, civil rights, friendship, hopes, social relations, master and servant, maid, discrimination, human spirit, writers, life is a bitch, racial issues ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, year 1963
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%