Movies like Uncle Tom's Cabin 1987

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Uncle Tom's Cabin (1987)
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Uncle Tom's Cabin (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The life of an aging black slave, Tom, and the people he interacts with.
Plot: slavery
Place: new orleans, louisiana

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, unusual plot structure and atmospheric films with plots about family relations, african american, slavery, runaway, nudity (full frontal - brief), depression and female nudity mostly in Drama and History genres. Some movies like Uncle Tom's Cabin: Roses Are for the Rich (1987), Roll Of Thunder, Hear My Cry (1978), Cecilia (1982), Thumb Tripping (1972), Badge of the Assassin (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Uncle Tom's Cabin (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, France, Italy, Yugoslavia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In the pre-Civil War South, a sadistic plantation-owner brutalizes his slaves to the point of them heaving no other choice but to rebel. Always obedient, peaceful and honest old slave Tom plays a central role in this tragedy.
Plot: exploitation, slavery, female whipping
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Roses Are for the Rich (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 182 min.
Story: In a small town in Appalachia, Autumn's young husband is killed in a suspicious mine explosion. She vows vengeance on mine owner Douglas Osborne and dedicates her life to destroying him, even at the cost of her own happiness. When her attempts ...
Plot: revenge, murder trial, doll, coal mine, rose, cyanide
Place: appalachia, san francisco, birmingham alabama
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Roll Of Thunder, Hear My Cry (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: With the land to hold them together, nothing can tear the Logans apart. Why is the land so important to Cassie's family? It takes the events of one turbulent year- the year of the night riders and the burnings, the year a white girl humiliates ...
Plot: slavery, teacher, interracial relations, child's point of view, boycott, great depression, miscarriage of justice, dysfunctional family, african american, black family, frame up
Time: 1930s
Place: mississippi
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Cecilia (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Cuba, Spain
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The story of Cecilia is a story of the society that dominated 19th-century Cuba, a society divided between whites, blacks, and those who were mixed, the mulattos. (Since the Spanish conquistadors killed off the Indian population in Cuba not long ...
Plot: colonialism, slavery, skinny dipping, female nudity, independence, female full frontal nudity
Place: cuba, latin america
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Thumb Tripping (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Gary and Shay are two happy-go-lucky flower children who hitchhike in the beautiful Big Sur-Monterey area of California.
Style: road movie
Plot: mother daughter relationship, love, marriage, husband wife relationship, travel, runaway, female nudity, truck, hippie, journey, truck driver, on the road ...
Place: san francisco, california
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
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Badge of the Assassin (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Three black revolutionaries gun down two New York City police officers. The subsequent investigation puts a white assistant DA and a black police detective on the trail of the killers that leads from New York to San Francisco and down to New Orleans.
Plot: murder, police, murder investigation, racism, police officer, cop killer, buddy cop, nypd, police investigation, black cop, assistant district attorney
Place: new york, san francisco, new orleans
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young teacher comes to the impoverished mountain region of Cutter Gap, Tennesse in 1912 and tries to make a difference. Based on the best-selling novel by Catherine Marshall.
Plot: dedicated teacher
Time: 1910s
Place: tennessee
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
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Genre: Drama
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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