Movies like Cadence

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Cadence
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: captivating, serious, disturbing, realistic
Plot: prison, buddies, soldier, army investigation, human spirit, innocence lost, rebelliousness, army life, sergeant, self discovery, interracial relations, anti war, courtroom drama, discrimination, military life, racism, injustice, against the odds, military, society, life is a bitch, gang, reluctant partners, friendship, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
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Any Day Now
Drama
USA
60 min.
 8.4
The Andersonville Trial
Drama
USA
150 min.
 7.9
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and sincere films with plots about society, life is a bitch, injustice, hopes, racism, rebellion and human spirit mostly in Drama, War and Biography genres. Some movies like Cadence: The '60s (1999), More Than Just a Game (2007), Mandela and de Klerk (1997), In the Custody of Strangers (1982), Orange Honey (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The '60s
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 172 min.
Story: The Herlihys are a working class family from Chicago whose three children take wildly divergent paths: Brian joins the Marines right out of High School and goes to Vietnam..
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere, captivating
Plot: vietnam war, urban ghetto, idealism, hippie, rebelliousness, parents and children, siblings relations, culture clash, social differences, drug abuse, black panthers, concert ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, chicago illinois, woodstock, south central los angeles, usa
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More Than Just a Game
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, serious, realistic, sentimental, captivating
Plot: human spirit, discrimination, sport, island, prison life, prison, confined, hopes, society, racism, friendship, interracial relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: africa, south africa
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System:   88%
    User:   100%
 
Mandela and de Klerk
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: serious, sincere, realistic, thought provoking, uplifting ...
Plot: discrimination, political unrest, racism, prison, injustice, righting the wronged, fighting the system, heroes, hopes, rebellion, society, state affairs ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 80s
Place: south africa, africa
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System:   78%
    User:   72%
 
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In the Custody of Strangers
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, serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: prison, injustice, family life, society, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, parents and children, alcohol abuse, custody, isolation, prison life, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
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System:   70%
    User:   62%
 
The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson
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, talky, thought provoking, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: bus, sport, athlete's life, courtroom, dedicated lawyer, interracial relations, anti semitism, courtroom drama, racism, discrimination, military life, injustice ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
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Orange Honey
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: disturbing, serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: against the rules, innocence lost, moral dilemma, injustice, fighting the system, soldier, dishonesty, legal, witnessing a crime, rebelliousness, political corruption, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: spain
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A World Apart
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Zimbabwe
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A White enclave in Johannesburg, South Africa, in the 1960s. Molly Roth, 13 years old, is the daughter of leftist parents, and she must piece together what's happening around her when her father disappears one night, barely evading arrest, and, ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: human spirit, idealism, discrimination, political unrest, missing person, injustice, mother daughter relationship, apartheid, fighting the system, rebellion, society, family problems ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1963
Place: south africa, africa
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System:   66%
    User:   69%
 
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Green Dragon
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: serious, emotional, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: immigrants, vietnam war, social misfits, soldier, human nature, military base, innocence lost, self discovery, friendship, interracial relations, military, anti war ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, california, usa, vietnam
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System:   64%
    User:   73%
 
A Lesson Before Dying
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: serious, emotional, realistic, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: prison, politics, dedicated educator, school, juvenile delinquency, human spirit, urban ghetto, redemption, interracial relations, death row, teachers and students, false accusation ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: usa
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System:   57%
    User:   67%
 
The Andersonville Trial
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: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, thought provoking ...
Plot: army investigation, american civil war, legal investigation, courtroom, captivity, prison, prison life, injustice, military, against humanity, confined, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century
Place: georgia, usa
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System:   56%
    User:   52%
 
Faith of My Fathers
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: serious, bleak, realistic, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, submarine, war, prison, human spirit, anti war, basic training, captivity, military life, prison life, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 1950s ...
Place: vietnam
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System:   54%
    User:   57%
 
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The War
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The son of a Vietnam War Veteran must deal with neighborhood bullies as well as his dad's post-traumatic stress disorder while growing up in the deep south in the 1970's.
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, emotional, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: war, coming of age, vietnam war, bullying, friendship, childhood, father son relationship, courage, violence, innocence lost, morality, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, mississippi, usa, mine
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System:   48%
    User:   44%
 
The War at Home
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: gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: self discovery, parents and children, war, haunted by the past, family problems, family relations, dysfunctional family, introspection, siblings relations, military life, battles, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: texas, usa, vietnam
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System:   48%
    User:   55%
 
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The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
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, serious, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: racism, human spirit, idealism, discrimination, redemption, slavery, social differences, injustice, hopes, society, life is a bitch, journalism ...
Time: 19th century, 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1860s
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
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System:   47%
    User:   55%
 
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The Wall
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: serious, disturbing, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Plot: prison life, confined, prison, rebellion, society, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, rebelliousness, politics, kids in trouble, revolution, injustice ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france, turkey, kurdistan
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The Way I Spent the End of the World
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Bucharest 1989 - the last year of Ceausecu's dictatorship. Eva lives with her parents and her 7 year old brother, Lalalilu. One day at school, Eva and her boyfriend accidentally break a bust of Ceausescu. They are forced to confess their crime ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: young heroes, human spirit, rebelliousness, siblings relations, coming of age, hopes, youth, friendship, family relations, buddies, idealism, society ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, romania
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System:   47%
    User:   38%
 
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Shadrach
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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: slavery, segregation, americana, family life, children, crumbling marriage, death, depression, slave, poverty, friendship, adaptation ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: virginia, alabama, usa
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System:   45%
    User:   51%
 
Inherit the Wind
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Based on a real-life case in 1925, two great lawyers argue the case for and against a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution.
Style: serious, clever, talky, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: school, dedicated lawyer, courtroom, hotshot lawyer, small town, journalism, legal action, idealism, courtroom drama, religions or cults, injustice, fighting the system ...
Time: 20s, 1920s
Place: america
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System:   45%
    User:   37%
 
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The Painting
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: serious, realistic
Plot: soldier, vietnam war, innocence lost, interracial relations, romance, war, love affair, anti war, political unrest, military life, racism, battles ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: asia, vietnam
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System:   45%
    User:   41%
 
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The Help
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, India, United Arab Emirates
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, uplifting, thought provoking, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: racism, maid, friendship, against the rules, exploitation, prejudice, master and servant, unlikely friendships, racial issues, adaptation, storytelling, justice ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1963
Place: mississippi, usa
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System:   41%
    User:   47%
 
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Blind Flight
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: gloomy, serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: hostages, friendship, captivity, prison, isolation, prison life, confined, friends, innocence lost, introspection, culture clash, kidnapping ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: middle east, lebanon
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System:   41%
    User:   43%
 
The Hanoi Hilton
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Lionel Chetwynd's film documents the horrific struggles that faced American POWs held in the North Vietnamese prison Hoa Lo -- more infamously known as the Hanoi Hilton -- between 1964 and 1975. Williamson (Michael Moriarty) leads a group of ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, captivating ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, war, prison, rebelliousness, anti war, captivity, military life, political unrest, prison life, wartime life, battles ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam
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System:   40%
    User:   43%
 
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The Prize
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, France, Poland, Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Ceci, a seven year old girl, has to keep a huge secret, but she doesn't completely understand what is the secret about. The life of her family depends on her silence. But what exactly must she keep silent about? Ceci and her mom live hidden ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: school, innocence lost, parents and children, political unrest, village, state affairs, family relations, dictatorship, rebelliousness, family in danger, military, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: argentina, latin america
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System:   40%
    User:   39%
 
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Freedom Song
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: serious, emotional, realistic, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: interracial relations, discrimination, racism, injustice, fighting the system, politics, americana, rebellion, society, state affairs, parents and children, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
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System:   39%
    User:   36%
 
The Magdalene Sisters
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Four women are given into the custody of the Magdalene sisterhood asylum to correct their sinful behavior: Crispina and Rose have given birth to a premarital child, Margaret got raped by her cousin and the orphan Bernadette had been repeatedly ...
Style: bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious, captivating ...
Plot: irish, sexual abuse, rape, rebellion, christianity, religion, corruption, brutality, runaway, guilt, prison, sexual harassment ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1964
Place: ireland, latin america, europe
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System:   39%
    User:   35%
 
Lost in the Stars
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: oldies, human spirit, redemption, friendship, prison, interracial relations, parents and children, social differences, murder, custody, discrimination, down on your luck ...
Time: 70s
Place: africa, south africa
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System:   38%
    User:   43%
 
A Private Matter
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, sincere, realistic, emotional, tense
Plot: babies and infants, courtroom drama, pregnancy, fighting the system, politics, legal, rebellion, society, human spirit, couple relations, doctors and patients, social differences ...
Time: 60s, year 1962, 1960s
Place: phoenix arizona, arizona
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System:   38%
    User:   45%
 
Journey from the Fall
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Thirteen years after the end of the Vietnam War, a family who was tragically affected by the war are forced to emigrate to America.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: immigrants, soldier, war, vietnam war, tragic hero, survival, human nature, human spirit, parents and children, anti war, political unrest, battles ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, california, usa
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System:   38%
    User:   36%
 

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Boycott
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: sincere, talky, serious, realistic
Plot: journalism, human spirit, bus, interracial relations, social differences, discrimination, racism, political corruption, civil rights movement, social decay, injustice, fighting the system ...
Time: 50s
Place: alabama, usa
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System:   38%
    User:   37%
 
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The Exonerated
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: serious, realistic, based on true events
Plot: dedicated lawyer, courtroom, hotshot lawyer, crime, journalism, legal action, human spirit, false accusation, courtroom drama, racism, death row, prison life ...
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System:   37%
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