Movies like A Gathering of Old Men

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A Gathering of Old Men (1987)
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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 racist, whom one of their members has shot. As the sheriff confronts the suspects, the young plantation owner stands alone in her daring defense of this group of men, provoking racial tension that makes a compelling drama.
Style: sincere, thought provoking, touching, serious, emotional, realistic, contemplative
Plot: racism, crimes, friendship, fighting the system, injustice, life is a bitch, interracial relations, discrimination, legal, society, false accusation, false arrest, americana, dedicated lawyer, golden years, courtroom drama, sheriff, racist, plantation, shotgun, racial tension, cajun, killing in self defense
Time: 80s
Place: louisiana, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, sincere and emotional films with plots about society, racism, life is a bitch, injustice, interracial relations, false accusation and legal mostly in Drama, History and Family genres. Some movies like A Gathering of Old Men: Sudie and Simpson (1990), The Sky Is Gray (1980), Heart of Dixie (1989), Freedom Song (2000), As Summers Die (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, emotional, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: interracial relations, friendship, racism, false accusation, small town, injustice, bittersweet, coming of age, society, life is a bitch, youth, opposites attract ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
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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, touching, sentimental, uplifting, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, life is a bitch, society, injustice, family relations, bittersweet, parents and children, interracial relations, poverty, dentist, african american, dignity ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: louisiana
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Heart of Dixie (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set at a Southern college during the 1950s, three co-eds (Ally Sheedy, Virginia Madsen and Phoebe Cates) re-assess their values in light of the burgeoning civil rights movement.
Style: serious, realistic, contemplative, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, college, interracial relations, coming of age, campus, bittersweet, lifestyle, journalism, media, hopes, injustice, siblings relations ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa
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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, serious ...
Plot: racism, fighting the system, interracial relations, life is a bitch, rebellion, americana, teenage life, parents and children, hopes, society, politics, discrimination ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
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66%
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As Summers Die (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Set in a sleepy Southern Louisiana town in 1959, a lawyer, searches for justice as he volunteers to help a black woman whose property is being threatened by the Holts, the first family of the town, after she refuses to sell her valuable land.
Style: touching, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: interracial relations, family problems, injustice, social relations, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer, society, legal, racism, small town, rich and poor, idealism ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: georgia, usa, louisiana, southern usa
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61%
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974)
Genre: Drama, History
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, touching, emotional, sincere, non-linear ...
Plot: racism, discrimination, injustice, interracial relations, slavery, hopes, social differences, human spirit, idealism, redemption, americana, social worker ...
Time: 60s, 19th century, 20th century, 1960s, 1860s
Place: southern usa, louisiana, usa
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61%
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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: sincere, touching, sentimental, emotional, uplifting ...
Plot: fighting the system, slave, plantation, literacy, reading, teaching, against the odds, human spirit, discrimination, life is a bitch, hopes, society ...
Time: 19th century
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60%
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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, civil rights movement, social activism, protest, racial prejudice, discrimination, social differences, human spirit, fighting the system, rebellion, social decay ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, alabama
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59%
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Smith! (1969)
Genre: Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When the Indian Jimmyboy is accused of murder of a white man, he flees onto the ranch of Smith, who's well known for his tolerance for Indians, since he was raised by the old Indian Antoine. Smith helps Jimmyboy against the mean Sheriff and ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: false accusation, native american, dishonesty, legal action, life is a bitch, rivalry, legal, society, opposites attract, farm, injustice, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 60s
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57%
Whitewash: The Clarence Brandley Story (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Clarence Brandley, a black man wrongly accused in 1980 of the murder of a 16-year-old white high school girl named Cheryl Ferguson. Brandley worked at Conroe High School, where Ferguson was visiting as a member of the ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prison, confined, fighting the system, false accusation, uncover truth, courtroom drama, legal action, dishonesty, society, life is a bitch, legal, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Harlan County War (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A Kentucky woman whose mine-worker husband is nearly killed in a cave-in, and whose father is slowly dying of black lung disease, joins the picket lines for a long, violent strike.
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, realistic, rough, captivating ...
Plot: against the odds, price of justice, rebellion, fighting the system, racism, human nature, working class, human spirit, society, legal, life is a bitch, ambition ...
Time: 70s
Place: kentucky, usa, new york, appalachia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, realistic ...
Plot: prison, racism, apartheid, discrimination, society, heroes, politics, fighting the system, political unrest, false accusation, hopes, head of state ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 70s
Place: south africa, africa
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54%
A Stranger in the Kingdom (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Vermont town in the 1950's hires a new minister based on his war record and capable presentation, but then are shocked when he shows up and is a black man. Things go completely wrong for ...
Style: sincere, atmospheric, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: false accusation, racism, murder, small town, dishonesty, legal, crimes, life is a bitch, society, social relations, courtroom, price of justice ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: vermont, usa, quebec
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53%
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: bleak, emotional, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: politics, false accusation, interracial relations, racism, prison, convenience store, aunt, redemption, death row, legal, confined, dedicated educator ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: usa
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47%
American Violet (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young single mother of four living in a small Texas town. Arrested during a drug raid and accused of a crime she didn't commit, Dee goes against the wishes of her mother, Alma, and rejects the plea-bargain that would free her from jail, but ...
Style: sentimental, rough, serious, realistic, sincere
Audience: girls' night
Plot: false accusation, testimony, injustice, racism, courtroom drama, fighting the system, dedicated lawyer, life is a bitch, legal, urban ghetto, single mother, racial issues ...
Time: 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Blind Faith (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: in 1957 an African-American criminal lawyer (Courtney B. Vance) defends his nephew, who faces the death penalty for murdering a white boy. Charles S. Dutton, Kadeem Hardison, Garland Whitt and Lonette McKee costar in this drama of racial and social ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: legal, murder, society, gays and lesbians, legal investigation, opposites attract, dishonesty, crimes, rebellion, conspiracy, interracial relations, uncover truth ...
Time: 50s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
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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, thought provoking, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: college, racism, society, journalism, fighting the system, rebellion, investigation, african american, discrimination, social relations, graphic violence, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vermont, new england, usa, chicago illinois
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46%
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, serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, murder, social differences, society, crimes, social decay, introspection, discrimination, life is a bitch, injustice, small town, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Rising Place (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The close friendship of two young women, each of a different race, and their struggle to find purpose in their lives during this time of social injustice and world war.
Style: sentimental, sincere, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: life is a bitch, fall in love, human nature, social differences, parents and children, feminism, society, pregnancy, working class, soldier, injustice, interracial relations ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: usa, mississippi, virginia
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45%
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The Exonerated (2005)
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: realistic, serious, disturbing, suspenseful, based on true events
Plot: false accusation, racism, injustice, fighting the system, human spirit, courtroom drama, deadly, legal, rebellion, hopes, life is a bitch, society ...
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45%
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The Intruder (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A man in a gleaming white suit comes to a small Southern town on the eve of integration. He calls himself a social reformer. But what he does is stir up trouble--trouble he soon finds he can't control.
Style: disturbing, sincere, gloomy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: racism, false accusation, small town, manipulation, interracial relations, small town life, social differences, political unrest, social decay, violence spree, bishop, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
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43%
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, sincere, sentimental, touching, uplifting ...
Plot: racism, family relations, discrimination, injustice, couple relations, parents and children, social differences, rich and poor, follow your dream, single parent, interracial relations, racial discrimination ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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42%
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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: psychological, realistic, serious, sincere, contemplative
Plot: espionage, racism, uncover truth, injustice, politics, undercover, betrayal, state affairs, fighting the system, legal, dishonesty, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: usa, new york, asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Belizaire the Cajun (1986)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In 19th-century Louisiana's Cajun country, Belizaire (Armand Assante) is the informal spokesman for his citizens, who don't see eye to eye with local racists who wish to eradicate all Cajuns. Complicating matters is the fact that ...
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: racism, village, cajun, injustice, life is a bitch, investigation, crimes, on the run, society, dishonesty, social relations, healing power ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: louisiana, usa, tokyo, egypt, texas ...
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42%
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Heavens Fall (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Successful New York attorney Sam Leibowitz travels to the South in 1933 to defend nine young black men accused of raping two women on an Alabama freight train.
Style: serious, disturbing, sincere, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: false accusation, interracial relations, dishonesty, racism, injustice, discrimination, dedicated lawyer, state affairs, against the odds, politics, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: usa, alabama, new york
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41%
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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: emotional, serious, realistic, thought provoking, uplifting
Plot: racism, parents and children, discrimination, political unrest, idealism, moral dilemma, human spirit, family life, rebelliousness, injustice, family problems, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa, south africa
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40%
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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: serious, realistic, sincere, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: immigrants, courtroom drama, dishonesty, society, crime, rivalry, law enforcement, politics, legal, crimes, righting the wronged, courtroom ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: new orleans, usa
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38%
One Angry Juror (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Sarah Walsh, a tough New Orleans attorney who serves on a murder trial jury and does some investigating of her own.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, sincere, tense
Plot: murder, courtroom, false accusation, courtroom drama, uncover truth, investigation, dishonesty, legal, deadly, life is a bitch, crimes, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
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38%
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, serious, realistic, emotional, touching ...
Plot: hopes, racism, dysfunctional family, father son relationship, partners, family problems, haunted by the past, partners against crime, clergy, society, reluctant partners, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, memphis, tennessee
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38%
Once They Marched Through a Thousand Towns (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A dramatization of the controversial trial concerning the right for Neo-Nazis to march in the predominately Jewish community of Skokie.
Style: sincere, disturbing, gloomy, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: legal, holocaust, suburbs, courtroom drama, civil rights, hopes, against humanity, society, state affairs, opposites attract, religions or cults, injustice ...
Time: 80s
Place: illinois, usa
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37%