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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: emotional, serious, captivating, realistic, uplifting
Plot: slavery, racism, rescue, human spirit, parents and children, chases and races, society, hidden identity, track down, interracial relations, missing person, dishonesty, family relations, victorian age, escape
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1850s
Place: usa, virginia

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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, parents and children, racism, hopes and interracial relations mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like Captive Heart: The James Mink Story: Point of Honor (2015), Shadrach (1998), Sudie and Simpson (1990), A Gathering of Old Men (1987), A Raisin in the Sun (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, serious, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: racism, slavery, discrimination, injustice, human spirit, idealism, plantation, redemption, social differences, hopes, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1860s
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
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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: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: american civil war, soldier, military, civil war, family relations, parents and children, siblings relations, family problems
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, virginia
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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, serious, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: slavery, slave, americana, family life, racial segregation, crumbling marriage, friendship, interracial relations, parents and children, social differences, custody, death in the family ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: virginia, alabama, usa
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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: serious, touching, realistic, thought provoking, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, small town, false accusation, racism, interracial relations, discrimination, coming of age, society, youth, life is a bitch, friends, opposites attract ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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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: serious, realistic, sincere, emotional, touching ...
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Time: 80s
Place: louisiana, usa
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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: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: discrimination, racism, single parent, follow your dream, store, couple relations, interracial relations, parents and children, rich and poor, social differences, americana, injustice ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa
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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: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy
Plot: discrimination, racism, dentist, interracial relations, college, society, journalism, siblings relations, college life, life is a bitch, family relations, lifestyle ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century
Place: new york, north carolina
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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: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, uplifting ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, racism, partners against crime, redemption, church service, bible, hopes, partners, clergy, reluctant partners, haunted by the past, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: memphis, tennessee, usa
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67%
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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: serious, emotional, realistic, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, interracial relations, discrimination, injustice, fighting the system, politics, americana, rebellion, society, state affairs, parents and children, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: serious, emotional, realistic, thought provoking, uplifting
Plot: racism, family life, moral dilemma, parents and children, discrimination, injustice, life is a bitch, society, fighting the system, human spirit, idealism, rebelliousness ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: serious, emotional, realistic, sincere, touching
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Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.3
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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: emotional, touching, realistic, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: slavery, rebellion, mutiny, slave trade, courtroom drama, dignity, idealism, injustice, historical figure, dishonesty, hopes, legal ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 1840s, 18th century
Place: usa, cuba, africa, spain, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Feast of All Saints (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, atmospheric ...
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Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, haiti
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 5.2
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Country: USA
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Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Older Than America (2008)
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Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
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Séraphin: Heart of Stone (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, emotional, sentimental
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Time: 19th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Vendetta (1999)
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Country: USA
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Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Margaret's Museum (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 114 min.
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45%
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: serious, emotional, realistic, touching
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Place: usa, wisconsin
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45%
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 ...
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Deliverance Creek (2014)
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Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
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The Sky Is Gray (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
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Time: 40s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Steam (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.7
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Courage (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
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Style: serious, emotional, realistic, uplifting
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Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.8
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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: serious, sincere, realistic, uplifting, sentimental ...
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Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
A Storm in Summer (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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Style: emotional, semi serious, realistic, feel good, uplifting ...
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Time: 60s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Lily in Winter (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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Style: realistic, touching, emotional, feel good, uplifting ...
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Time: 90s
Place: alabama, usa, new york, cross country, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching
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Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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