Movies like Drop Squad

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Drop Squad (1994)
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Drop Squad (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Controversial film about an underground organization that kidnaps and 'deprograms' African Americans who sell out or deny their cultural heritage. Spike Lee is the Executive Producer.
Style: psychological, serious, biting, suspense, realistic
Plot: satire, advertising, social activism, prison, politics, kidnapping, missing person, racism, religions or cults, fighting the system, prison life, life is a bitch, interracial relations, rebellion, discrimination, moral dilemma, campaign, society, political corruption, introspection, social decay, state affairs, corporate crimes, political satire, secret society ...
Time: 90s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, thought provoking and disturbing films with plots about society, life is a bitch, rebellion, fighting the system, politics, state affairs and racism mostly in Drama, Action and Biography genres. Some movies like Drop Squad: Freedom Song (2000), Boycott (2001), Power (1986), Black August (2007), 10,000 Black Men Named George (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, thought provoking, captivating, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: racism, fighting the system, interracial relations, rebellion, life is a bitch, americana, teenage life, parents and children, society, hopes, politics, discrimination ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
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95%
 7.2
 807
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: sincere, realistic, serious, talky
Plot: interracial relations, racism, fighting the system, rebellion, human spirit, social differences, discrimination, life is a bitch, hopes, leadership, society, journalism ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, alabama
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89%
 5.7
 3K
Power (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Pete St. John is a powerful and successful political consultant, with clients spread around the country. When his long-time friend and client Ohio senator Sam Hastings decides to quit politics, he is rapidly drafted to help with the campaign of the ...
Style: realistic, serious, clever, cynical, talky
Plot: political corruption, politics, manipulation, campaign, society, fighting the system, state affairs, manipulations, political intrigue, ambition, legal, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.4
 268
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: realistic, serious, rough, thought provoking
Plot: prison, racism, solitary, prison life, rebellion, fighting the system, confined, against the rules, rebelliousness, price of justice, society, life is a bitch ...
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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10,000 Black Men Named George (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the 1920s, the rights of American workers to join a labor union was still considered an open question, and African-Americans were routinely denied their civil and economic rights. 10,000 Black Men Named George, the title, refers to the fact ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, thought provoking, tense, serious ...
Plot: labor union, interracial relations, rise to the top, ambition, fighting the system, injustice, social decay, rebellion, workplace, dishonesty, journalism, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.1
 1K
Knife Fight (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A political strategist juggling three clients questions whether or not to take the high road as the ugly side of his work begins to haunt him.
Style: witty, semi serious, cynical, realistic, biting ...
Plot: politics, ambition, society, political corruption, dishonesty, private vs public, campaign, americana, political intrigue, satire, state affairs, blind ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
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52%
 6.7
 1K
Bamako (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mali, USA, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Melé is a bar singer, her husband Chaka is out of work and the couple is on the verge of breaking up... In the courtyard of the house they share with other families, a trial court has been set up. African civil society spokesmen have taken ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: politics, globalization, social decay, fighting the system, courtroom drama, injustice, life is a bitch, legal, young lovers, corporate crimes, unemployment, racism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: emotional, disturbing, sincere, contemplative, thought provoking ...
Plot: prison, racism, discrimination, head of state, life is a bitch, society, state affairs, hopes, political unrest, false accusation, politics, against humanity ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 70s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Heart of the Beholder (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a family who opened the first videocassette rental stores in St. Louis in 1980. The family was ruined by a corrupt prosecutor who had been blackmailed by a religious group because the family refused to remove Martin ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, disturbing
Plot: fighting the system, rebellion, rivalry, injustice, religions or cults, corporate crimes, courtroom drama, society, legal, dishonesty, life is a bitch, campaign ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Kitchen Toto (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The son of a priest slain by the Mau Mau moves in with a police officer and his wife in 1950 Kenya.
Style: sincere, disturbing, suspense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: family life, family relations, power relations, family problems, domestic disturbance, social differences, racism, political unrest, discrimination, interracial relations, moral dilemma, culture clash ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: kenya, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Spinning Into Butter (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A hate crime on the campus of a New England college puts the school's dean (Parker) in a position where she has to examine her own feelings about race and prejudice, while maintaining her administration's politically correct policies.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, thought provoking, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: college, racism, society, journalism, fighting the system, rebellion, investigation, discrimination, african american, graphic violence, social relations, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vermont, new england, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.9
 50
Manpower (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An intelligent social issues drama, Manpower sketches a portrait of four men in crisis. Moving between scathing realism and subtle irony, the film raises questions of belonging and uprooting, exile and emigration, home and family. Meir Cohen is a ...
Style: touching, realistic, thought provoking, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: working the system, social decay, moral dilemma, human nature, introspection, society, boot camp, immigrants, interracial relations, discrimination, realism, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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: realistic, serious, captivating, sincere, thought provoking
Plot: discrimination, society, rebellion, politics, righting the wronged, teachers and students, lifestyle, fighting the system, dedicated educator, rebelliousness, high school life, racism ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Seduction of Joe Tynan (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Respected liberal Senator Joe Tynan is asked to to lead the opposition to a Supreme Court appointment. It means losing an old friend and fudging principles to make the necessary deals, as well as further straining his already part-time family life. ...
Style: realistic, serious, clever, suspenseful, biting ...
Plot: political corruption, betrayal, state affairs, dishonesty, fighting the system, relationship vs career, congress, workplace, legal, moral dilemma, infidelity, couple relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Glass House (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Adapted from a story by Truman Capote ("In Cold Blood"), the world of the prison convict is open to the viewer. As the story develops, one thing becomes clear. As in the outside world, there is a "system"; and just as on the ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prison, society, deadly, criminal heroes, crimes, criminal's revenge, confined, prison life, introspection, rebelliousness, moral dilemma, human nature ...
Time: 70s
Place: utah, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.2
 459
AFR (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Danmarks statsminister Anders Fogh Rasmussen er blevet myrdet. Den hovedmistænkte er statsministerens homoseksuelle elsker Emil. I tiden efter mordet møder vi en lang række af verdens politikere og magtfulde mennesker, fra Kofi Annan til Pia ...
Style: clever, serious, cynical, thought provoking, biting ...
Plot: assassination, dishonesty, society, state affairs, crimes, politics, campaign, satire, deadly, media, head of state, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.5
 425
Attica (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A behind the scenes look of the 1971 prisoners revolt at the Attica prison.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, suspenseful, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: prison, rebellion, fighting the system, hostage, prison riot, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, society, hostages, deadly, state affairs, law enforcement ...
Time: 70s, year 1971
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.8
 380
Jailbait (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Randy commits a crime that would normally get him probation and a hefty fine, but in the "three-strikes" world of justice, he finds himself locked up for 25 years. His cellmate Jake is a congenial yet remorseless lifer who casually informs ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: prison, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, power relations, prison life, false accusation, sexual abuse, murder, confined, going straight, fighting the system, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Something Is Killing Tate (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Days before his birthday and weeks before his wedding, Tate Bradley, a twenty-five year old, African-American man attempts to commit suicide. He survives the ordeal, but from his actions, it is obvious that "Something is Killing Tate." The ...
Style: psychological, emotional, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: haunted by the past, hopes, society, life is a bitch, interracial relations, childhood trauma, curses spells and rituals, relationship problems, african american, suicide attempt, suicide, incest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.6
 1K
Daniel (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The fictionalized story of Daniel, the son of Paul and Rochelle Isaacson, who were executed as Soviet spies in the 1950s. As a graduate student in New York in the 1960s, Daniel is involved in the antiwar protest movement and contrasts his ...
Style: realistic, psychological, sincere, serious, contemplative
Plot: espionage, racism, uncover truth, injustice, politics, undercover, betrayal, state affairs, vietnam war, life is a bitch, dishonesty, legal ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: usa, new york, vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.4
 444
The F Word (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A frustrated radio DJ takes to the streets of Manhattan during the Republican National Convention after the FCC has slapped his station with $1 million in indecency fines, and popular radio personality Joe Pace (Josh Hamilton) isn't going down ...
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, captivating
Plot: politics, radio dj, fighting the system, rebellion, republican, injustice, idealism, hopes, state affairs, chaos, americana, free speech ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.0
 333
Riot (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In April 1992, following the notorious Rodney King verdict, the streets of Los Angeles became a battlefield, the backdrop to four personal intertwined stories.
Style: bleak, disturbing, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: rebellion, drug addiction, urban ghetto life, dishonesty, society, life is a bitch, graphic violence, shopping mall, corrupt officer, injustice, chaos, social decay ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, south central los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.8
 2K
Animal (2005)
Genre: Drama, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: His name: infamous. His reputation: ruthless. But when James "Animal"Allen is locked up in a maximum security prison, he meets a revolutionary who changes his life. Now a reformed man, James is released only to find that his own son has ...
Style: psychological, rough, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: prison, prison life, criminal heroes, starting over, redemption, haunted by the past, society, social misfits, crimes, gangsters, murder, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 4.5
 270
Harvest (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A DEA agent and a local sheriff have to wrestle with their consciences as they start raids on local farmers, who have started growing marijuana simply to keep their farms operational. Story focuses on a young man, who accidentally discovers that his ...
Style: sincere, contemplative, thought provoking, realistic, serious
Plot: farm, introspection, small town life, moral dilemma, innocence lost, drug abuse, small town, corporate crimes, social relations, stoners, society, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Down Came a Blackbird (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A woman struggles with the death of her lover. He was killed by South-American fascists.
Style: suspenseful, rough, emotional, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: clinic, kidnapping, against humanity, deadly, state affairs, on the run, politics, life is a bitch, confined, genocide, price of justice, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, murder, social differences, social decay, introspection, discrimination, life is a bitch, crimes, society, injustice, small town, social relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.3
 2K
Patty Hearst (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The true story of a rich girl who was abducted by American revolutionaries in the 1970's. Her time spent with her captors made her question herself and her way of life and she joined forces with the cause that her abductors were fighting for. ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, thought provoking
Plot: terrorism, kidnapping, kidnapper kidnapped relationship, revolution, rescue, crimes, danger, political corruption, politics, fighting the system, unlikely criminals, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.5
 2K
Panther (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Panther is a semi-historic film about the origins of The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. The movie spans about 3 years (1966-68) of the Black Panther's history in Oakland. Panther also uses historical footage (B/W) to emphasize some ...
Style: controversial, disturbing, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: militant, racism, interracial relations, black panther party, black panthers, revolution, politics, dishonesty, society, fighting the system, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, california, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Big Brass Ring (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Blake Pellarin is on the campaign trail to become president of the United States. While making a stop in St. Louis, a chance encounter brings his past back to haunt him.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: media satire, politics, journalism, state affairs, dishonesty, head of state, gays and lesbians, media, political conspiracy, political corruption, haunted by the past, campaign ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.4
 841
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: emotional, thought provoking, uplifting, serious, realistic
Plot: racism, political unrest, human spirit, idealism, parents and children, rebelliousness, moral dilemma, family life, discrimination, life is a bitch, rebellion, injustice ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%