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The Help (2011)
 8.1
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The Help (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Aibileen Clark is a middle-aged African-American maid who has spent her life raising white children and has recently lost her only son; Minny Jackson is an African-American maid who has often offended her employers despite her family's struggles with money and her desperate need for jobs; and Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan is a young white woman who has recently moved back home after graduating college to find out her childhood maid has mysteriously disappeared. These three stories intertwine to explain how life in Jackson, Mississippi revolves around "the help"; yet they are always kept at a certain distance because of racial lines.
Style: touching, uplifting, thought provoking, emotional, inspirational, captivating, serious, realistic, stylized, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: maid, racism, friendship, master and servant, interracial relations, civil rights, racial segregation, writers, racial issues, blacks and whites, discrimination, storytelling, adaptation, hopes, social relations, against the rules, exploitation, justice, unlikely friendships, life is a bitch, prejudice, young woman, small town life, small town, human spirit ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1963
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, southern usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and emotional films with plots about society, racism, interracial relations, friendship, mentor, catastrophe and destiny mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like The Help: Hidden Figures (2016), The Secret Life of Bees (2008), Driving Miss Daisy (1989), Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013), The Color Purple (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Hidden Figures (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – brilliant African-American women working at NASA and serving as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history – the launch of astronaut John Glenn into ...
Style: inspirational, sincere, exciting, factual, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mathematics, nasa, racism, discrimination, space program, african american woman, racial segregation, scientist, prejudice, job promotion, genius, black woman ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, year 1961, year 1962, 20th century
Place: langley virginia, virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Secret Life of Bees (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Set in South Carolina in 1964, this is the tale of Lily Owens a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother. To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father, Lily flees with Rosaleen, her caregiver and only ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, emotional, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: civil rights, racism, friendship, teenage life, interracial relations, family relations, haunted by the past, runaway child, african american, social differences, teaching the ways of the world, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1964
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story of an old Jewish widow named Daisy Werthan and her relationship with her colored chauffeur Hoke. From an initial mere work relationship grew in 25 years a strong friendship between the two very different characters in a time when those ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, witty, intense, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: elderly, master and servant, golden years, racial slur, civil rights, interracial relations, friendship, self discovery, chauffeur, african american, prejudice, social differences ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 60s, 1940s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, georgia, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A look at the life of Cecil Gaines who served eight presidents as the White House's head butler from 1952 to 1986, and had a unique front-row seat as political and racial history was made.
Style: emotional, touching, thought provoking, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: racism, civil rights, butler, white house, u.s. president, blacks and whites, injustice, historical character, prejudice, president, segregation, racial discrimination ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 20th century, 60s, 80s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., nashville tennessee, united states, south africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Color Purple (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: An epic tale spanning forty years in the life of Celie, an African-American woman living in the South who survives incredible abuse and bigotry. After Celie's abusive father marries her off to the equally debasing "Mister" Albert ...
Style: uplifting, touching, sentimental, sincere, compassionate ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: domestic violence, incest, sexual abuse, incest rape, feminism, slavery, rape, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, childbirth, self discovery, letter ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1930s, 1910s, 1920s ...
Place: usa, southern usa, africa, georgia, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 323K
Green Book (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA, China
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Tony Lip, a bouncer in 1962, is hired to drive pianist Don Shirley on a tour through the Deep South in the days when African Americans forced to find alternate accommodations and services due to segregation laws below the Mason-Dixon Line relied on ...
Style: uplifting, captivating, feel good, light, funny ...
Plot: friendship, racism, interracial friendship, blacks and whites, friend, musician, prejudice, chauffeur, driver, journey, piano playing, american south ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1962, 2010s
Place: bronx new york city, southern usa, manhattan new york city, pittsburgh, memphis ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.8
 1.7M
Forrest Gump (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A man with a low IQ has accomplished great things in his life and been present during significant historic events - in each case, far exceeding what anyone imagined he could do. Yet, despite all the things he has attained, his one true love eludes ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, uplifting, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: human spirit, mentally challenged, life philosophy, destiny, true love, rise to the top, journey, human relationship, love and romance, storytelling, odd, misfit ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1950s
Place: usa, washington d.c., vietnam, san francisco, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
12 Years a Slave (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty as well as unexpected kindnesses Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In ...
Style: heartbreaking, motivational, bleak, factual, brutal ...
Plot: slavery, freedom, racism, life is a bitch, interracial relations, torture, master and servant, civil rights, human trafficking, american history, blacks and whites, african american ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, 18th century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, new york, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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, emotional, serious, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: racism, discrimination, injustice, interracial relations, slavery, righting the wronged, human spirit, politics, idealism, americana, hopes, state affairs ...
Time: 60s, 19th century, 20th century, 1960s, 1860s
Place: southern usa, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 699K
Gran Torino (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Walt Kowalski is a widower who holds onto his prejudices despite the changes in his Michigan neighborhood and the world around him. Kowalski is a grumpy, tough-minded, unhappy old man who can't get along with either his kids or his neighbors. ...
Style: serious, emotional, thought provoking, suspenseful, touching ...
Plot: gang, gunfight, friendship, veteran, interracial relations, elderly, pride and honor, immigrants, neighbor, visceral, prejudice, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: sincere, thought provoking, uplifting, serious, emotional ...
Plot: interracial relations, friendship, racism, false accusation, small town, life is a bitch, hopes, friends, family relations, social relations, human nature, society ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Scent of a Woman (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 156 min.
Story: Charlie Simms is a student at a private preparatory school who comes from a poor family. To earn the money for his flight home to Gresham, Oregon for Christmas, Charlie takes a job over Thanksgiving looking after retired U.S. Army officer Lieutenant ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, dramatic, touching, inspirational ...
Plot: human spirit, friendship, mentor, blind character, human nature, depression, ex military, teaching the ways of the world, unlikely friendships, thanksgiving, change of heart, student ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Finding Forrester (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Gus van Sant tells the story of a young African American man named Jamal who confronts his talents while living on the streets of the Bronx. He accidentally runs into an old writer named Forrester who discovers his passion for writing. With help ...
Style: uplifting, touching, sentimental, sincere, feel good ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: mentor, dedicated educator, friendship, prejudice, prodigy, basketball, writer's life, african american, private school, follow your dream, lifestyle, teachers and students ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, scotland, new york yankees, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, ...
Style: touching, clever, captivating, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: prison, human spirit, false accusation, prison escape, freedom, prison life, life is a bitch, life sentence, criminal heroes, confined, hopes, plot twist ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 60s, 50s, 40s ...
Place: usa, pacific ocean, maine, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 27K
Belle (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: BELLE is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield and his wife, Belle's lineage affords her certain privileges, yet ...
Style: captivating, emotional, stylized, serious, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: interracial relations, slavery, aristocracy, social differences, forbidden love, love and romance, society, high society, racism, estate, period piece, culture clash ...
Time: 18th century, victorian england, georgian era, 1780s, 19th century
Place: england, europe, london, africa, vienna ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
My Name Is Khan (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: India, USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Rizwan Khan, a Muslim from the Borivali section of Mumbai, has Asperger's syndrome. He marries a Hindu single mother, Mandira, in San Francisco. After 9/11, Rizwan is detained by authorities at LAX who treat him as a terrorist because of his ...
Style: touching, uplifting, serious, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: muslim, false accusation, islam, asperger's syndrome, autism, mental illness, journey, prejudice, racism, hopes, fall in love, true love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Long Walk Home (1990)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two women, black and white, in 1955 Montgomery Alabama, must decide what they are going to do in response to the famous bus boycott lead by Martin Luther King.
Style: thought provoking, touching, realistic, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: segregation, racism, friendship, bus, master and servant, friends, society, couples, human spirit, couple relations, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1955
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Lilies of the Field (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An unemployed construction worker (Homer Smith) heading out west stops at a remote farm in the desert to get water when his car overheats. The farm is being worked by a group of East European Catholic nuns, headed by the strict mother superior ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: desert, nun, convent, chapel, construction worker, friendship, social relations, hopes, interracial relations, farm, society, odd couple ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.6
 301
A Simple Heart (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Unable to forget her first love, Félicité, a simple and kind maid, devotes herself completely to her new master, Mathilde Aubain. As the passing of time doesn't heal her wounds, she gives love to all those who surround her: Mathilde's ...
Style: sentimental, serious, emotional, realistic, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, social differences, hopes, friendship, family life, unfulfilled love, master and servant, friends, power relations, servant, introspection, society ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Something the Lord Made (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A dramatization of the relationship between heart surgery pioneers Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas.
Style: serious, sincere, uplifting, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: interracial relations, surgery, racism, university, prejudice, patient, human spirit, talented, blacks and whites, african american, ambition, society ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa, nashville tennessee, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 103K
Precious (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set in Harlem in 1987, Claireece "Precious" Jones is a 16-year-old African American girl born into a life no one would want. She's pregnant for the second time by her absent father; at home, she must wait hand and foot on her mother, ...
Style: bleak, rough, emotional, serious, harsh ...
Plot: domestic violence, child abuse, rape, abusive mother, dysfunctional family, social misfits, sexual abuse, poverty, illiteracy, parents and children, aids, fat girl ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: This film relates the story of a tightly connected Afro-American community informally called Colored Town where the inhabitants live and depend on each other in a world where racist oppression is everywhere, as told by a boy called Cliff who spent ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, uplifting, compassionate, serious ...
Plot: racism, family relations, discrimination, racial segregation, americana, interracial relations, social differences, injustice, youth, life is a bitch, teaching the ways of the world, family life ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 40s, 1950s, 70s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.2
 828
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: thought provoking, sincere, captivating, emotional, serious ...
Plot: fighting the system, racism, interracial relations, rebellion, life is a bitch, politics, teenage life, society, injustice, discrimination, americana, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 11K
Black or White (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A grieving widower is drawn into a custody battle over his granddaughter, whom he helped raise her entire life.
Style: thought provoking, sincere, touching, compassionate, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: custody battle, interracial relations, custody, family problems, family in crisis, society, racism, rivalry, legal, widower, courtroom, grandfather granddaughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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: serious, touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic
Plot: fall in love, life is a bitch, friendship, feminism, social differences, human nature, society, working class, parents and children, interracial relations, soldier, family life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: mississippi, virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Won't Back Down (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Two determined mothers­, one a teacher, look to transform their children's failing inner city school. Facing a powerful and entrenched bureaucracy, they risk everything to make a difference in the education and future of their children
Style: touching, realistic, uplifting, emotional, serious ...
Plot: school, fighting the system, human spirit, teachers and students, parents and children, hopes, society, social relations, changing lives, youth, family relations, single mother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pittsburgh, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.3
 3K
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, realistic, contemplative, thought provoking, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: interracial relations, racism, colonialism, coming of age, culture clash, youth, discrimination, imperialism, strong female presence, profanity, family relations, power relations ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 80s, 20th century
Place: africa, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
The Least Among You (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Black college graduate Richard Kelly reluctantly accepts a plea bargain requiring him to spend two semesters at an all-white seminary after he's wrongly accused of crimes committed during the 1965 Watts riots. Facing bigotry on all sides, ...
Style: captivating, uplifting, touching, emotional, serious ...
Plot: racism, human spirit, rebellion, self discovery, against the odds, clergy, social relations, society, life is a bitch, student life, hopes, leadership ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 60s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 6.6
 4K
Love Field (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Dallas housewife Lurene Hallett's life revolves around the doings of Jacqueline Kennedy. She is devastated when President Kennedy is shot a few hours after she sees him arrive in Dallas. Despite her husband Ray's prohibition, she decides ...
Style: touching, feel good, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: interracial relations, chase, race against time, self discovery, on the run, bus, racism, bittersweet, romance, kennedy assassination, road trip, chases and races ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1963, year 1968 ...
Place: washington d.c., texas, usa, dallas texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 6.4
 1K
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, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, interracial relations, slave, slavery, americana, family life, family problems, death in the family, working class, dysfunctional family, racism, friends ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: virginia, alabama, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%