Movies like Cry, the Beloved Country

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Cry, the Beloved Country (1995)
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Cry, the Beloved Country (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A South-African preacher goes to search for his wayward son who has committed a crime in the big city.
Style: sexy, thought provoking, touching, enigmatic, melancholic, ironic, dramatic, harsh, talky, stylized ...
Plot: racism, apartheid, interracial relations, politics, self discovery, racial tension, catastrophe, race, distopia, loneliness, slavery, family, death, beautiful scenery, priest, gunfight, tragedy, justice, fantasy world, brutality, corruption, runaway, segregation, adoption, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 1940s, 19th century, 20th century, year 1946, post world war two, 40s
Place: south africa, africa, johannesburg south africa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, thought provoking and emotional films with plots about society, life is a bitch, interracial relations, racism, crimes, redemption and injustice mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Cry, the Beloved Country: Color of Justice (1997), A Dry White Season (1989), Sarafina! (1992), Mandela and de Klerk (1997), The Chamber (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Color of Justice (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Four young black men kill a white woman, the D.A. is very cautious in how to proceed...
Style: tense, thought provoking, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: murder, dishonesty, law enforcement, hotshot lawyer, dedicated lawyer, courtroom drama, lawyer, nypd, racism, interracial relations, courtroom, injustice ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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A Dry White Season (1989)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Taking place during the 1976 Soweto uprising, the story follows a white school teacher whose life and values are threatened when he asks questions about the death of a young black boy who died in police custody.
Style: thought provoking, talky, emotional, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, lawyer, fighting the system, legal, society, rebellion, crimes, injustice, discrimination, courtroom, interracial relations, torture ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: south africa, africa, canada, england, australia ...
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74%
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Sarafina! (1992)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: South Africa, UK, France, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The plot centers on students involved in the Soweto Riots, in opposition to the implementation of Afrikaans as the language of instruction in schools. The stage version presents a school uprising similar to the Soweto uprising on June 16, 1976. A ...
Style: realistic, allegory, visually appealing, unusual plot structure, political ...
Plot: teacher, children, high school, racism, dedicated educator, dancing, adaptation, segregation, broadway, violent, freedom, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, captivating, uplifting, tense, realistic ...
Plot: discrimination, apartheid, prison, racism, political unrest, false accusation, injustice, congress, righting the wronged, heroes, hopes, against humanity ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 60s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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The Chamber (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Having survived the hatred and bigotry that was his Klansman grandfather's only legacy, young attorney Adam Hall seeks at the last minute to appeal the old man's death sentence for the murder of two small Jewish boys 30 years before. Only ...
Style: thought provoking, suspense, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, ku klux klan, death sentence, crimes, murder, legal, prison, anti semitism, haunted by the past, courtroom, courtroom drama, lawyer ...
Time: 90s, year 1996, year 1967, 60s, 20th century
Place: usa, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Class Action (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Liberal activist lawyer Jedediah alienated daughter Maggie years ago when she discovered his many affairs. Now a conservative corporate lawyer, Maggie agrees to go up against her father in court. To gain promotion, she must defend an auto ...
Style: touching, suspense, thought provoking, serious, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, lawyer, father daughter relationship, father daughter conflict, court, parents and children, uncover truth, hopes, family relations, righting the wronged, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Timepiece (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in the 1940's, James Earl Jones as an an old clockmaker faces racism and is tried for murder when the racist is killed. However, Kevin Kilner comes forward and claims to have commmitted the crime in self defense. All the while, ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic
Plot: racism, christmas, faith, self defense, family relations, murder, family life, false accusation, society, dishonesty, life is a bitch, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
White Man's Burden (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The story takes place in alternative America where the blacks are members of social elite, and whites are inhabitants of inner city ghettos. Louis Pinnock is a white worker in a chocolate factory, loving husband and father of two children. While ...
Style: thought provoking, reflective, unusual plot structure, visually appealing, affectionate ...
Plot: racism, kidnapping, vengeance, alternate reality, prejudice, guilt, writers, betrayal, asperger's syndrome, poverty, chase, farce ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Canal Street (2018)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A Chicago lawyer embraces his undying faith when his teenage son is accused of murdering a classmate.
Style: rough, exciting, captivating, suspense, thought provoking ...
Plot: father son relationship, society, murder, rivalry, crimes, death, violence, vengeance, parents and children, hopes, friendship, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Chocolate (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, West Germany, Cameroon
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young French woman returns to the vast silence of West Africa to contemplate her childhood days in a colonial outpost in Cameroon. Her strongest memories are of the family's houseboy, Protee - a man of great nobility, intelligence and beauty ...
Style: touching, sexy, realistic, sexual, light ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, colonialism, interracial relations, imperialism, youth, coming of age, culture clash, chocolate, mentor, catastrophe, nudity (full frontal - brief), childhood ...
Time: 50s, 80s, 20th century
Place: africa, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 4.7
 445
Deadline (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Deadline is the story of the murder of an African American youth in rural Alabama that has gone uninvestigated, unsolved, and unpunished for almost twenty years. That changes when Nashville Times reporter Matt Harper (Steve Talley) meets an ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious
Plot: investigation, uncover truth, hopes, interracial relations, family relations, crimes, life is a bitch, injustice, redemption, idealism, price of justice, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tennessee, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Red Dust (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sarah Barcant, a lawyer in New York City who grew up in South Africa, returns to her childhood dwelling place to intercede for Alex Mpondo, a Black South African politician who was tortured during apartheid.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, sincere, political
Plot: apartheid, missing person, politics, courtroom drama, rivalry, state affairs, dishonesty, haunted by the past, injustice, life is a bitch, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.3
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The Field (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Ireland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: "Bull" McCabe's family has farmed a field for generations, sacrificing much in the name of the land. When the widow who owns the field decides to sell it in a public auction, McCabe knows that he must own it. While no local dare bid ...
Style: realistic, talky, serious, bleak, sexy ...
Plot: farmer, village, fight, human spirit, life is a bitch, hopes, society, love, irish, tragedy, death, guilt ...
Time: 1930s, 80s, 70s
Place: ireland, boston, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: thought provoking, uplifting, emotional, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: racism, politics, death row, empire, aunt, interracial relations, false accusation, prison, human spirit, urban ghetto life, wrongfully committed, school ...
Time: 1940s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, friends, injustice, society, life is a bitch, hopes, crimes, fighting the system, discrimination, custody, social differences, down on your luck ...
Time: 70s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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: political, inspirational, thought provoking, feel good, dramatic ...
Plot: racism, apartheid, politics, social injustice, human rights, friendship, journalist, civil rights, journalism, murder, idealism, freedom ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1977, year 1975
Place: south africa, africa, england, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Power of One (1992)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Australia, France, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: PK, an English orphan terrorized for his family's political beliefs in Africa, turns to his only friend, a kindly world-wise prisoner, Geel Piet. Geel teaches him how to box with the motto “fight with your fists and lead with your heart”. ...
Style: emotional, touching, intense, inspirational, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: boxing, bullying, friendship, youth, racism, discrimination, society, rivalry, hopes, orphan, life is a bitch, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.6
 7K
Nuts (1987)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A high-class call girl kills a customer in self-defense. To avoid scandal, her parents try to have her declared mentally incompetent. Not helping matters is that she is very distrustful of everybody, including her court-appointed attorney, and is ...
Style: psychological, sexy, thought provoking, feel good, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, lawyer, court, courtroom, murder, self defense, one against many, flashback, child abuse, prostitution, insanity, psychiatrist ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Dust (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A South African spinster (Jane Birkin) murders her father (Trevor Howard) after he rapes the wife of the black foreman for his plantation.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: minimal dialogue, murder, parents and children, obsession, boss and employee, interracial relations, sexual abuse, crimes, society, life is a bitch, workplace, farm ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 life, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Murder in the First (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Inspired by a true story. A petty criminal sent to Alcatraz in the 1930s is caught attempting to make an escape. As punishment he is put in solitary confinement. The maximum stay is supposed to be 19 days, but Henri spends years alone, cold and in ...
Style: emotional, thought provoking, light, tense, brutal ...
Plot: prison, courtroom, alcatraz, lawyer, murder, prison escape, legal, escape attempt, torture, court, crimes, fighting the system ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1941, year 1938
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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A Time to Kill (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: A young lawyer defends a black man accused of murdering two men who raped his 10-year-old daughter, sparking a rebirth of the KKK.
Style: thought provoking, sincere, suspense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, courtroom drama, lawyer, court, murder, justice, small town, rape, courtroom, revenge, legal, legal action ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 drama, courtroom, lawyer, false accusation, interracial relations, discrimination, military life, legal, soldier, rivalry, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Higher Learning (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Malik (Omar Epps) is an African-American student attending on a track scholarship; academics are not his strong suit, and he goes in thinking that his athletic abilities will earn him a free ride through college. Fudge (Ice Cube), a ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, intense, serious, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: racism, college, skinhead, politics, lesbian, violence, prejudice, justice, stereotypes, corruption, rejection, resentment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
A Family Thing (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Earl Pilcher Jr., runs an equipment rental outfit in Arkansas, lives with his wife and kids and parents, and rarely takes off his gimme cap. His mother dies, leaving a letter explaining he's not her natural son, but the son of a Black woman who ...
Style: feel good, touching, realistic, melancholic, emotional ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: biracial, self discovery, family relations, secrets, betrayal, loneliness, justice, interracial relations, family problems, family life, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: arkansas, chicago illinois, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Shotgun Stories (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Shotgun Stories tracks a feud that erupts between two sets of half brothers following the death of their father. Set against the cotton fields and back roads of Southeast Arkansas, these brothers discover the lengths to which each will go to protect ...
Style: bleak, realistic, suspense, depressing, harsh ...
Plot: vengeance, violence, family relations, violent, character study, brutality, sibling relationship, family bonds, family feud, siblings relations, estrangement, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, arkansas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Uptight (1968)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Black militants building up an arsenal of weapons in preparation for a race war are betrayed by one of their own.
Style: political, captivating, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: revolution, snitch, whistleblower, militant, friends, racism, ghetto, vengeance, interracial relations, friendship, buddies, crimes ...
Time: 60s
Place: ireland, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.2
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The Runaway (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: At the birth of two boys, one white and one black, a mysterious and powerful Conjure Woman (Maya Angelou) prophesies that they will start the change. Growing up as best friends in rural Georgia in the 1940s, the boys make a discovery that leads the ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Plot: conspiracy, interracial relations, mystery, social relations, law enforcement, lifestyle, dishonesty, crimes, society, murder, friendship, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Hope & Redemption: The Lena Baker Story (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Based on true events, The Lena Baker Story recounts one African-American womans struggle to rise above the challenges of her life, to face the choices she makes, and to ultimately triumph over her...Lena Baker was the first and only woman to be ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, bleak, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: murder, racism, false accusation, workplace, courtroom drama, crimes, boss and employee, injustice, courtroom, electric chair, life is a bitch, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Sky Is Gray (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Drama - From Ernest J. Gaines, author of "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman," comes a deceptively simple, yet emotionally complex tale of a young boy's discovery of what it's like to be black in Louisiana during the ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: racism, youth, injustice, family relations, life is a bitch, society, interracial relations, parents and children, bittersweet, african american, dentist, poverty ...
Time: 1940s
Place: louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%