Movies like Captive Heart: The James Mink Story

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Captive Heart: The James Mink Story (1996)
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Captive Heart: The James Mink Story (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: James Mink is a black man in Canada who has built a very successful livery business, and enjoys a white wife and a beautiful daughter, Mary. An excellent match is arranged with an American businessman, but when he takes his new wife Mary across the border his true character emerges - he sells her into slavery. James and Elizabeth must go to Virginia to rescue their daughter.
Style: uplifting, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic
Plot: slavery, racism, family relations, missing person, parents and children, interracial relations, track down, human spirit, society, chases and races, dishonesty, hidden identity, rescue, escape, victorian age
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1800s
Place: virginia, usa

Most similar movies to Captive Heart: The James Mink Story

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and touching films with plots about society, family relations, life is a bitch, racism, parents and children, interracial relations and hopes mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like Captive Heart: The James Mink Story: Point of Honor (2015), Sudie and Simpson (1990), A Raisin in the Sun (2008), Bopha! (1993), A Gathering of Old Men (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Point of Honor (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
Story: At the start of the Civil War, a prominent Virginia family makes the controversial decision to defend the South while freeing all of their slaves, pitting the family against one another and testing their strength, courage and love.
Style: captivating, tense, serious, stylized, realistic
Plot: american civil war, soldier, military, family problems, siblings relations, family relations, parents and children, civil war
Time: 19th century
Place: virginia, usa
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95%
Sudie and Simpson (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A television movie about the friendship that develops between a young white girl and an older black man in a racist, rural Georgia town during the 1940s.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, emotional, serious ...
Plot: false accusation, racism, small town, friendship, discrimination, human nature, society, family relations, life is a bitch, interracial relations, hopes, injustice ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
A Raisin in the Sun (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Dreams can make a life worth living, but they can also be dashed by bad decisions. This is the crossroads whare the Younger family find themselves when their father passes away and leaves them with $10,000 in life insurance money. Should they buy a ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: racism, discrimination, americana, follow your dream, life is a bitch, family relations, interracial relations, couple relations, hopes, injustice, social differences, store ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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, thought provoking, captivating, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: racism, discrimination, injustice, slavery, society, social worker, lifestyle, social differences, journalism, redemption, media, politics ...
Time: 19th century, 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1860s
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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 6.5
 766
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: realistic, uplifting, thought provoking, emotional, serious
Plot: racism, political unrest, fighting the system, family problems, human spirit, family life, parents and children, life is a bitch, family relations, discrimination, idealism, rebelliousness ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
A Gathering of Old Men (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A regular day in a Louisiana sugarcane plantation changes course when a local white farmer is shot in self defense. A group of old, black men takes a courageous step by coming forward en masse to take responsibility for the killing of a white ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: racism, false arrest, injustice, fighting the system, golden years, life is a bitch, interracial relations, dedicated lawyer, crimes, society, americana, discrimination ...
Time: 80s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Older Than America (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The truth of the past come to light in a series of haunting visions in this drama. The strange visions grow more vivid with each passing day, a young woman of Native American heritage begins piecing together a Catholic priests diabolical plot to ...
Style: tense, captivating, realistic, bleak, serious ...
Plot: against humanity, parents and children, society, social relations, haunted by the past, racism, family relations, life is a bitch, genocide, americana, clergy, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: minnesota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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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, human nature, social differences, family life, death in the family, americana, injustice, working class, racism, dysfunctional family, family problems ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: virginia, alabama, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tells the story of Sadie and Bessie Delany, two African-American (they preferred "colored") sisters who both lived past the age of 100. They grew up on a North Carolina college campus, the daughters of the first African-American Episcopal ...
Style: gloomy, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: discrimination, racism, dentist, society, lifestyle, college, family relations, college life, journalism, interracial relations, life is a bitch, siblings relations ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s, 20th century
Place: new york, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 5.2
 442
Toe to Toe (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Out on the lacrosse pitch, wealthy but troubled Jesse and poor but driven Tosha form an easy and deep bond, but their relationship is threatened once they enter the hallways of an elite prep school they attend in Washington, D.C. There, they must ...
Style: sincere, serious, emotional, thought provoking, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friends, power relations, social relations, youth, self discovery, teenage life, rich and poor, parents and children, interracial relations, family relations, friendship, racism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: sincere, serious, realistic, thought provoking, uplifting ...
Plot: interracial relations, parents and children, family relations, injustice, society, racism, life is a bitch, toothache, segregation, african american, poverty, dignity ...
Time: 40s
Place: louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
The Grace Card (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Everything can change in an instant ... and take a lifetime to unravel. When Mac McDonald loses his son in an accident, the ensuing 17 years of bitterness and pain erodes his love for his family and leaves him angry with God ... and just about ...
Style: uplifting, touching, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: racism, dysfunctional family, society, religions or cults, partners, family problems, reluctant partners, unfulfillment, crimes, hopes, partners against crime, clergy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tennessee, usa, memphis
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.7
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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: sincere, emotional, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: racism, teenage life, americana, discrimination, rebellion, injustice, state affairs, hopes, parents and children, life is a bitch, interracial relations, fighting the system ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The River Niger (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An intimate look at life in the ghetto: Johnny Williams is a house painter who moonlights as a poet, struggling to financially and emotionally support his cancer-ridden wife Mattie. But times are tough and the poverty-troubled streets are even ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, sincere, emotional
Plot: hopes, couple relations, urban ghetto life, against the odds, lifestyle, alcohol abuse, life is a bitch, family relations, love and romance, parents and children, down on your luck, family in crisis ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Deep in My Heart (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In this made-for-tv movie, an adopted woman decides to find her birth mother. Her search leads her to a shocking discovery that she has to face and why her upbringing was not an easy one.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: adoption, dysfunctional family, society, life is a bitch, parents and children, interracial relations, family relations, family problems, foster parent, mother daughter relationship, birth mother, housewife ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1960s
Place: wisconsin, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 65K
Amistad (1997)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: In 1839, the slave ship Amistad set sail from Cuba to America. During the long trip, Cinque leads the slaves in an unprecedented uprising. They are then held prisoner in Connecticut, and their release becomes the subject of heated debate. Freed ...
Style: touching, emotional, uplifting, captivating, serious ...
Plot: slavery, rebellion, slave trade, dignity, mutiny, idealism, interracial relations, dishonesty, righting the wronged, freedom, social injustice, humanity ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1830s, 1840s
Place: cuba, usa, africa, spain, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Feast of All Saints (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Set in nineteenth-century New Orleans, the story depicts the gens de couleur libre, or the Free People of Colour, a dazzling yet damned class caught between the world of white privilege and black oppression.
Style: touching, realistic, atmospheric, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: racism, power relations, society, life is a bitch, parents and children, interracial relations, family relations, hopes, discrimination, injustice, human spirit, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: louisiana, usa, haiti, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
A Storm in Summer (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set in 1969, Abel Shaddick, a crotchety deli owner, has a grudge against virtually everyone in his upstate New York town of Fairview, particularly against his slacker nephew Stanley who lives behind the shop. Without telling his uncle, Stanley ...
Style: semi serious, sincere, emotional, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: racism, uncle nephew relationship, charity, grudge, interracial relations, family relations, golden years, friendship, couples, family life, friends, society ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 7.0
 147
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: serious, suspenseful, touching, sentimental, realistic
Plot: interracial relations, life is a bitch, young heroes, family relations, racism, discrimination, injustice, parents and children, missing child, obsession, small town, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.8
 624
The Dollmaker (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Jane Fonda gives an Emmy-winning performance as Gertie Nevels, a pioneer woman and the mother of five from the Kentucky hills who is forced to uproot her children to follow her husband Clovis (Levon Helm) to Detroit when he finds work during World ...
Style: captivating, uplifting, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: down on your luck, family relations, hopes, city life, family in crisis, parents and children, life is a bitch, lifestyle, starting over, society, social differences, imaginary character ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: detroit, usa, kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Séraphin: Heart of Stone (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Séraphin unfolds against the severe and achingly beautiful landscape of rural Quebec in 1889, where young lovers are torn from each other when a bankrupt shopkeeper forces his daughter into an arranged marriage to save his business. But true love ...
Style: gloomy, sentimental, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: greed, romance, family relations, couples, bankruptcy, true love, young lovers, society, village life, couple relations, parents and children, village ...
Time: 19th century
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Vendetta (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Based on a true tale of power, corruption and murder, Christopher Walken stars in the story of the largest lynching in American history...
Style: emotional, sincere, bleak, serious, rough ...
Plot: courtroom drama, dishonesty, rivalry, injustice, rebellion, righting the wronged, life is a bitch, politics, courtroom, legal, police corruption, false accusation ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.0
 236
Bitter Harvest (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A farmer's herd sickens and dies, then his family and neighbors fall ill, so he bucks the state agricultural establishment as he pursues the politically-explosive investigation of how his farm, family, and friends came to be poisoned
Style: realistic, emotional, bleak, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: contamination, farm, family farm, family in crisis, life is a bitch, parents and children, hopes, down on your luck, incompetent official, environmentalism, child illness, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 6.6
 125
Lily in Winter (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lily Covington, a Manhattan housekeeper, embarks on a trip to the rural Alabama town of her youth. To Lily's surprise, her employer's nine-year-old son Michael stows away for the ride. Together, Lily and Michael realize just how alike and ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, emotional, uplifting ...
Plot: on the run, kidnapping, society, missing person, interracial relations, family relations, crimes, switching roles, nanny, racism, sheriff, on the road ...
Time: 90s
Place: alabama, usa, new york, cross country, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.2
 323
Decoration Day (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A cantankerous widower (Garner) who is virtually living the life of a recluse is forced to rejoin his community when his Godchild (Skaggs) gets in trouble and a childhood friend (Cobbs), a black tenant farmer, refuses to belatedly accept a ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: couples, opposites attract, hopes, golden years, interracial relations, family relations, friends, society, human nature, introspection, friendship, crying man ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.8
 316
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: serious, sincere, realistic, uplifting, touching ...
Plot: literacy, slave, plantation, reading, teaching, society, human spirit, fighting the system, discrimination, americana, injustice, idealism ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.5
 284
About Sunny (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: As things unravel for a struggling single mother in Las Vegas, she must decide what she's willing to give up to get by.
Style: gloomy, touching, captivating, serious, emotional ...
Plot: single parent, down on your luck, drugs/alcohol, parents and children, life is a bitch, family relations, family problems, society, moral dilemma, working class, urban, marijuana ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Magnificent Ambersons (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The spoiled rotten and utterly unlikable rich kid George Amberson becomes horrified when his recently widowed mother rekindles her relationship with the wealthy Eugene Morgan, who she left decades earlier in order to marry George's father. As ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, emotional, realistic, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, love and romance, manipulations, family relations, mischievous children, romance, parents and children, unfulfillment, social differences, human nature, society, couples ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 1890s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.7
 121
Courage (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A mother in Queens, New York, is so angered when she discovers that her son is a drug addict that she becomes an undercover agent for the DEA to clean up the drug trade in her neighborhood. Based on a true story.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting
Plot: drug abuse, undercover, family relations, family in crisis, hopes, family problems, human spirit, working undercover, crime, parents and children, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.8
 370
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: realistic, serious, thought provoking
Plot: racism, murder, self defense, faith, false accusation, family life, dishonesty, society, life is a bitch, family relations, loyalty, racist ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%