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A Private Matter (1992)
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A Private Matter (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The true story of Romper Room host "Miss Sherri" Finkbine, who, after the devastating effects of thalidomide were discovered in the early 1960s, sparked a firestorm of controversy with her determination to obtain an abortion.
Style: tense, sincere, serious, emotional, realistic, controversial
Plot: pregnancy, family relations, courtroom drama, politics, couple relations, racism, fighting the system, injustice, life is a bitch, against the odds, rebellion, human spirit, babies and infants, legal, social differences, society, doctors and patients, strong female presence, state affairs, female director, children, baby, abortion, tv host, swimming pool ...
Time: 60s, year 1962, 1960s
Place: arizona, phoenix arizona

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and emotional films with plots about life is a bitch, society, injustice, fighting the system, rebellion, racism and hopes mostly in Drama, Crime and Biography genres. Some movies like A Private Matter: Katherine (1975), Mandela and de Klerk (1997), Boycott (2001), ...First Do No Harm (1997), Freedom Song (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Katherine (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A harrowing look at the 60s and early 70s through the eyes of Katherine Alman, a wealthy debutante who slowly, but inexorably spirals down into a fight for the causes that shook a nation, leading a path to the underground life. Written by Miguel Cane
Style: captivating, thought provoking, tense, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: politics, rebellion, revolution, political unrest, militant, fighting the system, life is a bitch, society, state affairs, teenage life, bomb, student ...
Time: 60s, 70s, year 1967, year 1965, year 1966 ...
Place: san francisco, peru, guatemala
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95%
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: sincere, emotional, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: racism, prison, discrimination, state affairs, society, congress, injustice, righting the wronged, false accusation, political unrest, heroes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 60s
Place: south africa, africa
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92%
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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, serious, realistic, talky
Plot: interracial relations, racism, fighting the system, rebellion, human spirit, social differences, discrimination, society, politics, journalism, hopes, leadership ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
...First Do No Harm (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When Lori Reimuller learns that her young son Robbie has epilepsy, she first trusts the judgment of the hospital staff in how best to bring it under control. As Robbie's health slides radically downhill, however, she becomes frustrated and ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, sentimental, uplifting ...
Plot: family relations, hospital, rebellion, bittersweet, small town, doctors and patients, child illness, family in crisis, life is a bitch, hopes, society, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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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, life is a bitch, rebellion, teenage life, parents and children, injustice, society, hopes, politics, americana ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
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86%
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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: serious, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful, based on true events
Plot: false accusation, racism, fighting the system, injustice, human spirit, courtroom drama, rebellion, deadly, confined, legal, life is a bitch, society ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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Damaged Care (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Anesthesist Doug Peeno hopes to pay for the legal costs of preventing his son Bryan being left in his first wife's bad custody with he proceeds of his present wife Linda's new job. She's the first graduate in her family and eagerly ...
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: public health, idealism, against the odds, uncover truth, rebellion, ambition, fighting the system, injustice, negligence, family problems, couples, workplace ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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, bleak ...
Plot: against the odds, price of justice, rebellion, fighting the system, racism, injustice, working class, human spirit, human nature, society, legal, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s
Place: kentucky, usa, new york, appalachia
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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, teachers and students, politics, righting the wronged, lifestyle, fighting the system, rebelliousness, dedicated educator, against the odds, racism ...
Time: 60s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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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: realistic, psychological, sincere, serious, contemplative
Plot: espionage, uncover truth, racism, injustice, politics, undercover, betrayal, state affairs, false accusation, life is a bitch, dishonesty, legal ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: usa, new york, asia, vietnam
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75%
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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, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: false accusation, interracial relations, discrimination, dishonesty, racism, injustice, courtroom drama, jury, journalism, life is a bitch, legal action, fighting the system ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: usa, new york, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: sincere, thought provoking, uplifting, realistic, serious
Plot: fighting the system, state affairs, politics, hopes, society, legal, misfit, heroes, life is a bitch, social misfits, power relations, righting the wronged ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, racism, injustice, courtroom drama, urban ghetto, dedicated lawyer, life is a bitch, fighting the system, legal, single mother, racial issues ...
Time: 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Baby for Sale (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A couple discover that the baby girl they're trying to adopt is being auctioned off to the highest bidder. The couple become part of a sting operation to bust the baby-selling ring.
Style: disturbing, sincere, serious, thought provoking, emotional ...
Plot: adoption, black market, fighting the system, social decay, kids in trouble, family life, injustice, dishonesty, babies and infants, life is a bitch, legal, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Strike (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Poland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In poverty, she found strength. In oppression, she found courage. In solidarity, she found a reason to believe again. Acclaimed German actress Katharina Thalbach (THE TIN DRUM, SOPHIE’S CHOICE) stars in this hard-hitting historical drama set during ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: working class, labor union, ambition, rebellion, fighting the system, human spirit, life is a bitch, workplace, legal, society, rivalry, politics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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, crimes, dishonesty, politics, state affairs, rebellion, society, life is a bitch, law enforcement, courtroom, righting the wronged ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
A Place for Annie (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Baby Annie is HIV positive and has been left in the clinic by her drug addicted mother. To prevent that she's deported to a home where they'd just wait for her to die, nurse Susan takes charge of Annie at her home. Two years later she ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: adoption, nurse, gender, nanny, pregnancy, family life, doctors and patients, custody, feminism, parents and children, youth, babies and infants ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Rosa Parks Story (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The story of the civil rights heroine whose refusal to obey racial bus segregation was just one of her acts in her fight for justice.
Style: uplifting, thought provoking, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: fighting the system, civil disobedience, rebellion, social differences, discrimination, human spirit, racism, injustice, society, legal, life is a bitch, social activism ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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And Then There Was One (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: And Then There Was One - The tragic and true story of a family dealing with AIDS is re-told in this heart-wrenching drama. Amy Madigan and Dennis Boutsikaris star as Roxy and Vinnie Ventola, a successful television writing couple. After struggling ...
Style: emotional, touching, gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: family problems, breakup, doctors and patients, terminal illness, family in crisis, couple relations, pregnancy, coming out, workplace situations, human spirit, child illness, family relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: touching, sentimental, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: fall in love, life is a bitch, human nature, friendship, feminism, injustice, soldier, social differences, working class, pregnancy, society, interracial relations ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: virginia, usa, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: emotional, disturbing, gloomy, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: legal, holocaust, suburbs, jewish, courtroom drama, civil rights, state affairs, life is a bitch, hopes, rebellion, against humanity, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: realistic, serious, thought provoking, disturbing
Plot: rebellion, fighting the system, rivalry, injustice, religions or cults, corporate crimes, courtroom drama, life is a bitch, dishonesty, society, legal, campaign ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, sincere, emotional, touching, uplifting ...
Plot: racism, family relations, discrimination, injustice, parents and children, couple relations, social differences, rich and poor, follow your dream, single parent, interracial relations, racial discrimination ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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49%
A Minor Leap Down (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Nahal is around thirty and in her fourth month of pregnancy. During a routine check-up she learns that her baby has died and she now faces a curettage abortion in two days’ time. When she tries to address the subject, neither her mother nor her ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, emotional, gloomy
Plot: rebellion, society, family relations, life is a bitch, estrangement, rebelliousness, strong female presence, miscarriage, pregnancy, unfulfillment, depression, iranian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Afterburn (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on a true story, one woman takes on the U.S. military and General Dynamics; maker of the F-16, thought to be the very best tactical fighter in the world. Air Force Captain Theodore T. Harduvel was one of the best F-16 pilots the U.S. had to ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: state affairs, law enforcement, heroes, dishonesty, hopes, politics, uncover truth, military, rivalry, investigation, fighting the system, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, political unrest, human spirit, idealism, parents and children, rebelliousness, moral dilemma, family life, discrimination, family relations, injustice, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Chasing Freedom (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: New York attorney Libby (Juliette Lewis) is a go-getter who won't let anyone stand in the way of her success. But when she accepts a pro bono case involving young Afghan dissident Meena (Layla Alizada), Libby finds her corporate dreams replaced ...
Style: uplifting, disturbing, touching, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: deportation, fighting the system, courtroom drama, rebellion, politics, hopes, legal, injustice, idealism, terrorism, life is a bitch, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, september 11 2001, year 2001, year 2000
Place: new york, afghanistan, bangladesh, pakistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, captivating, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: racism, murder, social differences, social decay, introspection, discrimination, crimes, life is a bitch, society, injustice, small town, arson ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Jasper, Texas (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In 1998, three white men in the small town of Jasper, Texas, chained a black man to the back of their pickup truck and dragged him to his death. This film relates that story and how it affected all of the residents of the town, both black and white.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, sincere
Plot: racism, small town, social decay, social differences, investigation, fighting the system, african american, crimes, deadly, society, life is a bitch, injustice ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, fighting the system, confined, false accusation, uncover truth, courtroom drama, dishonesty, legal, life is a bitch, legal action, society, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, texas
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43%