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Roots: The Next Generations (1979)
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Roots: The Next Generations
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 840 min.
Story: The dramatization of Alex Haley's family line from post Civil War America to the writer's search for his roots.
Style: thought provoking, epic, serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional, captivating, uplifting, touching, family saga
Plot: interracial relations, american civil war, discrimination, racism, war, injustice, righting the wronged, americana, hopes, society, life is a bitch, culture clash, political unrest, idealism, innocence lost, rebelliousness, social differences, family life, misfit, state affairs, family relations, generation, genealogy, generation gap, racial discrimination ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1910s, 1880s, 1960s
Place: africa, usa, tennessee, alabama
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Queen
Drama, Romance
USA
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Glory
Biography, Drama, History, War
USA
122 min.
 7.9
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and thought provoking films and TV series with plots about society, racism, hopes, injustice, life is a bitch, idealism and interracial relations mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like Roots: The Next Generations: Roots (1977), Queen (1993), Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013), Amistad (1997), Glory (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Roots
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 588 min.
Story: African teen Kunta Kinte, brought to America to be enslaved, and the generations of his family.
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Place: usa, africa, england, tennessee
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The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
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, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: racism, human spirit, idealism, discrimination, redemption, slavery, social differences, injustice, hopes, society, life is a bitch, journalism ...
Time: 19th century, 60s, 20th century, 1860s, 1960s
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
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Queen
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 282 min.
Story: A plantation owner's son falls in love with a slave named Easter and together they have a Mixed race daughter named Queen. As Queen grows up, she faces the struggle of trying to fit into the troubled world around her. She tries passing for ...
Style: emotional, serious, captivating, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: american civil war, interracial relations, civil war, slavery, social differences, racism, misfit, society, discrimination, slave, plantation, injustice ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, victorian era
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Lee Daniels' The Butler
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.
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Amistad
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Story: In 1839, the slave ship Amistad set sail from Cuba to America. During the long trip, Cinque leads the slaves in an unprecedented uprising. They are then held prisoner in Connecticut, and their release becomes the subject of heated debate. Freed ...
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Glory
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Lincoln
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
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Duration: 150 min.
Story: A revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish ...
Style: epic, talky, realistic, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: american civil war, politics, war, idealism, slavery, civil war, president, courage, freedom, assassination, head of state, white house ...
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    User:   55%
 
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King
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 271 min.
Story: A 1978 TV miniseries about the career of Martin Luther King Jr. from his days as a Baptist minister in Atlanta in the early '50s until his assassination in 1968.
Style: sincere, serious, thought provoking, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: assassination, rebelliousness, social differences, racism, political unrest, injustice, civil rights movement, righting the wronged, fighting the system, hopes, rebellion, society ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 1950s, 70s
Place: memphis, usa
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A Raisin in the Sun
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, serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: single parent, follow your dream, couple relations, store, interracial relations, parents and children, rich and poor, discrimination, racism, social differences, americana, injustice ...
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    User:   39%
 
Separate But Equal
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 190 min.
Story: A dramatization of the American court case that destroyed the legal validity of racial segregation. One of the most pivotal moments in 20th century American history is bracingly dramatized in Separate but Equal. In telling the detailed story of the ...
Style: thought provoking, talky, serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: courtroom, dedicated lawyer, hotshot lawyer, legal action, school, legal investigation, idealism, interracial relations, racism, racial segregation, civil rights, courtroom drama ...
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Place: south carolina, usa, washington d.c.
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    User:   40%
 
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, South Africa, France
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa.
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: prison, idealism, rebellion, human spirit, mentor, childhood, freedom, life, sacrifice, segregation, discrimination, prison life ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 1990s, 1950s
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Miss Evers' Boys
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Born on the Fourth of July
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Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1950s ...
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Nothing But a Man
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Country: USA
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Story: A proud black man and his school-teacher wife face discriminatory challenges in 1960s America.
Style: thought provoking, serious, clever, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: americana, interracial relations, discrimination, romance, small town, life is a bitch, society, family relations, fall in love, couple relations, working class, love and romance ...
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The Book of Negroes
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Sudie and Simpson
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: serious, touching, thought provoking, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, interracial relations, small town, discrimination, coming of age, society, youth, life is a bitch, false accusation, friends, racism, opposites attract ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: georgia, usa
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Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored
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, serious, uplifting, realistic, dramatic ...
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Time: 40s, 50s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: mississippi, usa
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The Tuskegee Airmen
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During the Second World War, a special project is begun by the US Army Air Corps to integrate African American pilots into the Fighter Pilot Program. Known as the "Tuskegee Airman" for the name of the airbase at which they were trained, ...
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, sincere, dramatic ...
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Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
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Come See the Paradise
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Come See The Paradise is a deeply touching love story set against the backdrop of a dramatic and controversial period in American history, It follows the romance and eventual marriage of Jack McGurn (Dennis Quad), a hot blooded Irish American, and a ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, dramatic ...
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Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: los angeles, ireland, seattle, japan, usa ...
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Norma Rae
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Norma Rae is a southern textile worker employed in a factory with intolerable working conditions. This concern about the situation gives her the gumption to be the key associate to a visiting labor union organizer. Together, they undertake the ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, dramatic, realistic ...
Plot: small town, workplace, working class, fighting the system, courage, friendship, feminism, jewish, price of justice, idealism, greed, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, alabama
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Mandela and de Klerk
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, serious, thought provoking, realistic, uplifting ...
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Time: 60s, 70s, 80s
Place: south africa, africa
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    User:   38%
 
Guns at Batasi
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An anachronistic martinet RSM on a remote Colonial African army caught in a local coup d'etat must use his experience to defend those in his care.
Style: emotional, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: soldier, officers and cadets, war, adventure, military life, political unrest, military, rebellion, daring rescue, idealism, introspection, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: africa
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The '60s
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 172 min.
Story: The Herlihys are a working class family from Chicago whose three children take wildly divergent paths: Brian joins the Marines right out of High School and goes to Vietnam..
Style: serious, sentimental, sincere, realistic, captivating
Plot: vietnam war, urban ghetto, idealism, hippie, rebelliousness, parents and children, siblings relations, culture clash, social differences, black panthers, protest, civil rights ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, woodstock, south central los angeles, usa, chicago illinois
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Mr. and Mrs. Loving
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A moving and uplifting drama about the effects of interracial marriage in the 1960s. Friends since childhood, and loved by both families, this couple are exiled after their wedding and have to wage a courageous battle to find their place in America ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, emotional, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: dedicated lawyer, legal action, legal investigation, interracial relations, courtroom drama, racism, discrimination, interracial marriage, marriage, injustice, fighting the system, legal ...
Time: 90s, 1960s
Place: usa, virginia, washington d.c.
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System:   30%
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The Long Walk Home
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: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: friendship, racism, segregation, human spirit, small town, bus, race issues, disability, women, prejudice, hopes, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 50s, year 1955
Place: alabama, usa, new jersey
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System:   30%
    User:   31%
 
Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Lucy married at the turn of the last century, when she was fifteen and her husband was fifty. If Colonel William Marsden was a veteran of the "War for Southern Independence", Lucy became a "veteran of the veteran" with a unique ...
Style: serious, epic, sentimental, realistic, touching ...
Plot: self discovery, american civil war, couple relations, romance, wooing, war, americana, love and romance, society, couples, southerner, civil war ...
Time: 19th century
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Bopha!
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, thought provoking, realistic, uplifting
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Time: 80s
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    User:   23%
 

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Shenandoah
Genre: Drama, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Charlie Anderson, a farmer in Shenandoah, Virginia, finds himself and his family in the middle of the Civil War he wants nothing to do with. When his youngest boy is taken prisoner by the North the Civil War is forced upon him.
Style: emotional, serious, rough, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: american civil war, war, vengeance, civil war, slavery, family drama, interracial relations, beautiful scenery, family, gunfight, weapons, parents and children ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: virginia, usa, england
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System:   29%
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The Rosa Parks Story
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: emotional, serious, thought provoking, realistic, uplifting
Plot: human spirit, discrimination, racism, injustice, fighting the system, hopes, legal, rebellion, society, legal action, social differences, americana ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa
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System:   29%
    User:   30%
 
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