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Cadence (1990)
 6.5
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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: serious, captivating, realistic, disturbing
Plot: prison, sergeant, army life, gang, friendship, military, friends, soldier, racism, parents and children, prison life, injustice, life is a bitch, interracial relations, self discovery, alcohol abuse, against the odds, rebellion, human spirit, anti war, hopes, discrimination, society, buddies, rebelliousness ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and thought provoking films with plots about society, life is a bitch, racism, injustice, rebellion, hopes and fighting the system mostly in Drama, Biography and War genres. Some movies like Cadence: More Than Just a Game (2007), In the Custody of Strangers (1982), Mandela and de Klerk (1997), Black August (2007), Green Dragon (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: realistic, serious, uplifting, captivating, sentimental
Plot: racism, island, prison, confined, discrimination, rebellion, injustice, society, prison life, against the odds, fighting the system, friends ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
In the Custody of Strangers (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 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: disturbing, realistic, serious, thought provoking
Plot: self defense, prison, confined, parents and children, life is a bitch, youth, isolation, society, alcohol abuse, custody, injustice, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
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: disturbing, emotional, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: racism, prison, discrimination, political unrest, head of state, congress, injustice, society, rebellion, fighting the system, politics, against humanity ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 80s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 6.4
 264
Black August (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The last 14 months of George Jackson's life was an existence under subjective and objective conditions in California's industrial prison complex. George Jackson would spend 11 years in jail (7 of which were in solitary confinement) for a ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: prison, racism, against the rules, prison life, solitary, fighting the system, militant, life is a bitch, price of justice, injustice, rebelliousness, rebellion ...
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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 989
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: realistic, touching, psychological, serious, emotional ...
Plot: military, vietnam war, military base, self discovery, homecoming, anti war, human nature, military life, marines, innocence lost, soldier, friendship ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, vietnam, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.9
 1K
Walkout (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Walkout is the true story of a young Mexican American high school teacher, Sal Castro. He mentors a group of students in East Los Angeles, when the students decide to stage a peaceful walkout to protest the injustices of the public school system. ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: fighting the system, against the odds, rebelliousness, injustice, lifestyle, rebellion, discrimination, high school life, society, power relations, righting the wronged, idealism ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: racism, courtroom, courtroom drama, law enforcement, fighting the system, dishonesty, military life, power relations, society, injustice, discrimination, rebellion ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: sincere, thought provoking, captivating, serious, rough ...
Plot: prison, military, american civil war, courtroom, confined, crimes, army investigation, legal action, legal investigation, life is a bitch, wartime life, military life ...
Time: 19th century
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: disturbing, clever, serious, realistic, talky ...
Plot: courtroom, racism, opposites attract, military, soldier, life is a bitch, interracial relations, wartime life, dedicated lawyer, anti semitism, military life, fighting the system ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.5
 777
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: serious, emotional, realistic, thought provoking, uplifting
Plot: racism, fighting the system, family problems, discrimination, injustice, rebelliousness, moral dilemma, rebellion, society, political unrest, family life, family relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.3
 817
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, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: racism, hopes, parents and children, interracial relations, society, americana, discrimination, rebellion, injustice, politics, fighting the system, state affairs ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.5
 271
Orange Honey (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Portugal
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Andalusia in the fifties. Enrique and Carmen just meet and fall deeply in love. Carmen gets him to stay in military service in a court of the city. Enrique, in view of the injustices he witnesses every day, realizes that to change the course of ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: soldier, life turned upside down, price of justice, witnessing a crime, life is a bitch, against the rules, fighting the system, political unrest, political corruption, innocence lost, dishonesty, military ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, life is a bitch, fighting the system, prison life, social decay, friendship, racism, redemption, injustice, hopes, human spirit, prison ...
Time: 70s
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.1
 257
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
Plot: coming of age, political unrest, interracial relations, love and romance, love affair, rebelliousness, anti war, society, self discovery, vietnam war, racism, soldier ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.4
 1K
Shadrach (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In 1935, 99-year-old former slave Shadrach asks to be buried on the soil where he was born to slavery, and that land is owned by the large Dabney family, consisting of Vernon, Trixie and their seven children, and to bury a black man on that land is ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: slave, slavery, social differences, society, family relations, friends, death in the family, family life, family problems, racism, dysfunctional family, working class ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: virginia, alabama, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.5
 401
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, based on true events
Plot: racism, false accusation, media, courtroom, legal, crime, human spirit, hotshot lawyer, legal action, dedicated lawyer, life is a bitch, confined ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.1
 304
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: realistic, sentimental, touching, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: injustice, society, coming of age, youth, anti semitism, culture clash, friends, righting the wronged, friendship, school, hopes, immigrants ...
Place: czech republic, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: realistic, gloomy, serious
Plot: dysfunctional family, resentment, thanksgiving, self discovery, introspection, siblings relations, love and romance, parents and children, war, family problems, military life, battles ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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A Private Matter (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: The true story of Romper Room host "Miss Sherri" Finkbine, who, after the devastating effects of thalidomide were discovered in the early 1960s, sparked a firestorm of controversy with her determination to obtain an abortion.
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, tense, realistic
Plot: pregnancy, courtroom drama, babies and infants, life is a bitch, doctors and patients, couple relations, human spirit, state affairs, society, rebellion, social differences, injustice ...
Time: 60s, year 1962, 1960s
Place: arizona, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 8.1
 3K
The Wall (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Produced, written and directed by Yılmaz Güney within his own personal experiences of capital offense, he dedicates Duvar to male teenagers aged 13 to 19 living behind the bars under diabolical treatments. These teenagers get barbaric corporal ...
Style: disturbing, tense, captivating, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: politics, prison life, juvenile delinquency, prison, society, rebelliousness, rebellion, state affairs, life is a bitch, injustice, kids in trouble, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, europe, turkey, kurdistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 1K
Fuehrer Ex (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ingo Hasselbach, whose parents were Communist Party members in East Germany during his childhood, has lived at both ends of the political seesaw. The question of how people reach a change of heart is a profound one; Hasselbach describes the external ...
Style: bleak, rough, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: prison, friendship, violence, fascism, prison life, buddies, innocence lost, survival, life is a bitch, confined, racism, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: germany, europe, german democratic republic, east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.2
 759
Boycott (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: This made-for-TV movie dramatizes the historic boycott of public buses in the 1950s, led by civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Style: serious, talky, sincere, realistic
Plot: racism, civil rights movement, society, injustice, media, journalism, political corruption, leadership, social differences, discrimination, rebellion, courtroom drama ...
Time: 50s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.0
 151
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: suspenseful, sentimental, realistic, touching, serious
Plot: family relations, society, injustice, discrimination, missing child, coming of age, young heroes, parents and children, life is a bitch, family problems, obsession, small town ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 6.8
 658
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: realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: kidnapping, friendship, introspection, society, lebanese, captivity, friends, hopes, hostages, confined, isolation, culture clash ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: lebanon, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In February, 1962, as the civil rights movement reaches Bayonne, Louisiana, a New York journalist arrives to interview Jane Pittman, who has just turned 110. She tells him her story dating back to her earliest memories before slavery ended. In ...
Style: epic, realistic, uplifting, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: racism, discrimination, injustice, slavery, hopes, state affairs, life is a bitch, americana, social worker, lifestyle, social differences, society ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1860s
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: realistic, disturbing, serious, bleak, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, murder, small town, introspection, injustice, society, social differences, discrimination, social decay, small town life, arson, social relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: serious, bleak, realistic, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Plot: prison, rebelliousness, society, rebellion, confined, human spirit, state affairs, survival, politics, captivity, religions or cults, monastery ...
Time: 50s
Place: europe, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Faith of My Fathers (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Faith of My Fathers is based on the story of Lieutenant Commander John McCain's experiences as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam for five and a half years during the Vietnam War, interleaved with his memories of growing up in a heritage rich ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, serious, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: vietnam war, prison, parents and children, confined, workplace intrigue, heroes, life is a bitch, wartime life, heroic mission, homecoming, dehumanization, hopes ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 50s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Within These Walls (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Female prisoners train dogs to aid people with disabilities in a program started by a nun (Laura Dern).
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, emotional, serious ...
Plot: prison, female prisoner, dog, drug abuse, prison life, animal life, pets, addiction, rehabilitation, disability, clergy, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.7
 188
Summertree (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Jerry, not a member of the 'protest generation' but is instead, an 'All American boy,' is drafted into the Army, just as things begin to go well for him. He decision to flee to Canada sparks off conflict with his parents, ending ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, touching, serious, rough ...
Plot: college, military life, innocence lost, rebellion, anti war, society, rebelliousness, americana, soldier, military, battles, vietnam war ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%