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White Man's Burden (1995)
 5.3
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White Man's Burden (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The story takes place in alternative America where the blacks are members of social elite, and whites are inhabitants of inner city ghettos. Louis Pinnock is a white worker in a chocolate factory, loving husband and father of two children. While delivering a package for black CEO Thaddeus Thomas, he is mistaken for a voyeur and, as a result, loses his job, gets beaten by black cops and his family gets evicted from their home. Desperate Pinnock takes a gun and kidnaps Thomas, demanding justice.
Style: thought provoking, tense, bleak, serious, realistic, satirical, melancholic, harsh, disturbing, visually appealing ...
Plot: kidnapping, racism, interracial relations, unemployment, eviction, distopia, vengeance, hostage, crimes, life is a bitch, injustice, rivalry, social differences, society, factory, switching roles, social decay, black white relations, alternate reality, prejudice, revenge, racial discrimination, toys, boss, discrimination ...
Time: 90s
Place: california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, life is a bitch, society, vengeance, racism, violence and murder mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like White Man's Burden: A Dry White Season (1989), Higher Learning (1995), Light It Up (1999), Cry, the Beloved Country (1995), Brotherhood of Murder (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Dry White Season (1989)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Taking place during the 1976 Soweto uprising, the story follows a white school teacher whose life and values are threatened when he asks questions about the death of a young black boy who died in police custody.
Style: emotional, disturbing, thought provoking, rough, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, legal, interracial relations, fighting the system, society, injustice, rebellion, crimes, discrimination, lawyer, graphic violence, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: south africa, africa, canada, england, new jersey ...
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Higher Learning (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Malik (Omar Epps) is an African-American student attending on a track scholarship; academics are not his strong suit, and he goes in thinking that his athletic abilities will earn him a free ride through college. Fudge (Ice Cube), a ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, emotional, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: racism, resentment, college, rejection, politics, injustice, society, university, self discovery, college life, student life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Light It Up (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: On a winter day in a southside Queens high school, events collide and six students are suddenly in an armed standoff with the NYPD. At the school, classrooms freeze, teachers come and go, resources are scant.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: high school, school, hostage, kids in trouble, law enforcement, youth, life is a bitch, crimes, juvenile delinquency, society, coming of age, attic ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Cry, the Beloved Country (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A South-African preacher goes to search for his wayward son who has committed a crime in the big city.
Style: thought provoking, touching, bleak, captivating, serious ...
Plot: interracial relations, racism, murder, apartheid, priest, politics, self discovery, family relations, estrangement, hopes, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1946, post world war two, 19th century
Place: south africa, africa, johannesburg south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Brotherhood of Murder (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Set against the backdrop of the true story of the largest cash robbery in the history of the USA.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: racism, murder, hostage, injustice, police corruption, working undercover, interracial relations, down on your luck, society, leadership, law enforcement, going straight ...
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Heaven's Prisoners (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A hardened New Orleans cop, Dave Robicheaux, finally tosses in the badge and settles into life on the bayou with his wife. But a bizarre plane crash draws him back into the fray when his family is viciously threatened.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, adoption, confession, crimes, police investigation, vengeance, swamp, air disaster, law enforcement, investigation, alcohol abuse, orphan ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Brotherhood of Death (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A group of Black soldiers are home from the war and head to a small Southern town. The town is dominated by a group of Klansmen who keep the Black majority from voting or being treated like human beings. However, these newcomers convince the local ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, racism, vietnam war, revenge, ku klux klan, interracial relations, social decay, vengeance, injustice, crimes, rebellion, society ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Red (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An older, reclusive man's best friend and inspiration for living is his 14-year-old dog named "Red". When three troublesome teens kill the dog for no good reason, the grieving man sets out for justice and redemption by whatever means ...
Style: touching, serious, twists and turns, emotional, suspense ...
Plot: dog, pets, vengeance, crimes, redemption, justice, murder, small town, youth, juvenile delinquency, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: disturbing, tense, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: militant, racism, interracial relations, black panthers, revolution, politics, self defense, injustice, state affairs, crimes, rebellion, fighting the system ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, california, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.1
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The Klansman (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A small southern town has just been rocked by a tragedy: a young woman has been violently raped. The white town fathers immediately declare that the attacker had to be black, and place the blame on Garth, a young black man. Assuming that the men in ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: ku klux klan, racism, interracial relations, false accusation, small town, legal action, rivalry, society, life is a bitch, opposites attract, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Freedomland (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A black police detective must solve a strange case of a kidnapped boy and deal with a big racial protest.
Style: disturbing, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, hospital, interracial relations, missing child, racism, vengeance, police detective, crimes, psychopath, mystery, mother child relationship, lie ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Changing Lanes (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A rush-hour fender-bender on New York City's crowded FDR Drive, under most circumstances, wouldn't set off a chain reaction that could decimate two people's lives. But on this day, at this time, a minor collision will turn two ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, bleak, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: lawyer, bankruptcy, custody battle, vengeance, hotshot lawyer, accident, social differences, obsession, down on your luck, human nature, rich and poor, workplace problem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: murder, racism, social differences, society, life is a bitch, crimes, discrimination, social decay, introspection, injustice, small town life, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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A Time to Kill (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: A young lawyer defends a black man accused of murdering two men who raped his 10-year-old daughter, sparking a rebirth of the KKK.
Style: thought provoking, serious, sincere, realistic, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, racism, murder, legal action, justice, lawyer, injustice, small town, rape, court, legal, punishment ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.3
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Mad City (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A misguided museum guard who loses his job and then tries to get it back at gunpoint is thrown into the fierce world of ratings-driven TV gone mad.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, talky, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: hostage, media, politics, journalism, society, crimes, investigation, journalist, fighting the system, injustice, workplace intrigue, museum ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Assault at West Point: The Court-Martial of Johnson Whittaker (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of Johnson Whittaker, one of the first African-American cadets admitted to West Point. Tied down and beaten by his fellow cadets
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: racism, courtroom, courtroom drama, injustice, power relations, false accusation, interracial relations, discrimination, military life, legal, soldier, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Music, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Robert Altman's story is a riff on race, class, and power cross-cuts between the two kidnappings and the background of corrupt politics and virtuoso jazz music. It all takes place in Kansas City in 1934.
Style: atmospheric, talky, serious, realistic, harsh ...
Plot: kidnapping, gangsters, jazz, gambling, nightclub, politician, election, crimes, politics, delusion, couples, unlikely criminals ...
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Place: usa, kansas city, kansas, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Blame (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A group of young vigilantes seeking revenge for a sexual betrayal fall far from grace. When the truth is out they find themselves on the dark side of justice.
Style: disturbing, bleak, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: vengeance, assassination attempt, village, haunted by the past, crimes, injustice, rivalry, crime gone awry, life is a bitch, revenge, isolated house, postman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Color of Justice (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: tense, thought provoking, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: murder, racism, interracial relations, courtroom drama, dishonesty, law enforcement, hotshot lawyer, dedicated lawyer, courtroom, injustice, vigilantism, vengeance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The End of Violence (1997)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Mike Max is a Hollywood producer who became powerful and rich thanks to brutal and bloody action films. His ignored wife Paige is close to leaving him. Suddenly Mike is kidnapped by two bandits, but escapes and hides out with his Mexican ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, enigmatic, surreal, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, crimes, hitman, filmmaking, movie business, investigation, crumbling marriage, hollywood, rescue, on the run, kidnapping, violence ...
Time: 90s, year 1997, year 1996
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Civil Brand (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Forced to work under slave-like conditions in a "prison for profit" program, the inmates of a mostly-African-American female prison, Whitehead Correctional, try to take over the institution. At the core of the story is Frances, who finds ...
Style: tense, disturbing, rough, bleak, realistic ...
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Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After sixteen years of marriage and four children, Betty Broderick's high-powered attorney husband decides to leave her for a younger woman with whom he's been having an affair. Hurt by his betrayal and feeling helpless against his legal ...
Style: biting, tense, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: murder, couples, family problems, social decay, suburban life, suburbs, vengeance, infidelity, betrayal, society, crumbling marriage, legal ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Supremacy (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The story centers on paroled white supremacist who has just killed a cop, and takes a black family hostage. Within hours of being released from 14 years of solitary confinement in maximum-security Pelican Bay State Prison, Garrett Tully is on the ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, crimes, family in danger, society, confined, family relations, murder, racism, mind game, husband wife relationship, ex convict, white supremacy ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
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Style: talky, realistic, serious, suspense, biting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Chamber (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Having survived the hatred and bigotry that was his Klansman grandfather's only legacy, young attorney Adam Hall seeks at the last minute to appeal the old man's death sentence for the murder of two small Jewish boys 30 years before. Only ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Crossing Guard (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After his daughter died in a hit and run, Freddy Gale has waited six years for John Booth, the man responsible, to be released from prison. On the day of release, Gale visits Booth and announces that he will kill him in one week. Booth uses his time ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, psychological, bleak, intense ...
Plot: murder, hit and run, obsession, haunted by the past, revenge, redemption, vengeance, tragedy, crimes, life is a bitch, rivalry, hopes ...
Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.3
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Uptight (1968)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Black militants building up an arsenal of weapons in preparation for a race war are betrayed by one of their own.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: buddies, crimes, state affairs, politics, life is a bitch, rebellion, assassination, gangsters, prostitute, betrayal, dishonesty, society ...
Time: 60s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Monument Ave. (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bobby O'Grady a low level member of a Boston Irish gang run by Jackie O'Hara. Jackie demands absolute, total loyalty to him. When Jackie kills one of Bobby's buddies, Teddy, Bobby and others have to keep it an absolute secret, even ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, dark, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, gangsters, crimes, vengeance, gang, investigation, best friends, witnessing a crime, dishonesty, drug dealing, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 4K
Extremities (1986)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A woman escapes from the man who is about to rape her, but leaves her purse behind. Afraid that her attacker might come after her, she goes to the police, but with no proof of the incident, they can do nothing. In fact, the man does use the ...
Style: tense, rough, psychological, sexy, suspenseful ...
Plot: rape and revenge, rapist, unsupportive friend, home invasion, moral dilemma, revenge, vigilantism, attempted rape, switching roles, sexualized violence, torture, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Gospel Hill (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Gospel Hill tells the intersecting story of two men in the fictional South Carolina town of Julia. Danny Glover plays John Malcolm, the son of a slain civil rights activist. Jack Herrod (Tom Bower) is the former sheriff who never got to the bottom ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, suspenseful, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: racism, interracial relations, small town, haunted by the past, who done it, assassination, life is a bitch, golf, injustice, uncover truth, society, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 2000s
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