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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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The Book of Negroes
Drama, History, War
Canada
265 min.
 7.8
Heimat: A Chronicle of Germany
Drama, History, War
West Germany
90 min.
 8.8
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and emotional films and TV series with plots about society, racism, life is a bitch, injustice, hopes, idealism and state affairs mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like Roots: The Next Generations: Roots (1977), The Book of Negroes (2015), Amistad (1997), Lincoln (2012), Guns at Batasi (1964). 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, serious, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: racism, human spirit, idealism, discrimination, redemption, slavery, social differences, injustice, hopes, society, life is a bitch, journalism ...
Time: 19th century, 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1860s
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
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The Book of Negroes
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 265 min.
Story: Kidnapped in Africa and subsequently enslaved in South Carolina, Aminata must navigate a revolution in New York, isolation in Nova Scotia and treacherous jungles of Sierra Leone, in an attempt to secure her freedom in the 19th century.
Style: epic, serious, disturbing, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: racism, injustice, society, life is a bitch, master and servant, human spirit, kidnapping, confined, escapades, hopes, american revolution, black woman ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: south carolina, usa
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    User:   55%
 
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 7.3
 64K
Amistad
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
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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Lincoln
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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, serious ...
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Guns at Batasi
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
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Glory
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Story: Robert Gould Shaw leads the US Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices of both his own Union army and the Confederates.
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Selma
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: "Selma," as in Alabama, the place where segregation in the South was at its worst, leading to a march that ended in violence, forcing a famous statement by President Lyndon B. Johnson that ultimately led to the signing of the Civil Rights ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, dramatic, factual ...
Plot: racism, president, politics, idealism, courage, tragedy, violence, death, leadership, segregation, slavery, race issues ...
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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, school, legal action, legal investigation, idealism, interracial relations, racism, civil rights, racial segregation, courtroom drama ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: south carolina, usa, washington d.c.
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System:   48%
    User:   51%
 
Miss Evers' Boys
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The true story of the US Government's 1932 Tuskeegee Syphilis Experiments, in which a group of black test subjects were allowed to die, despite a cure having been developed.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: dedicated lawyer, mentally challenged, war, uncover truth, human spirit, idealism, doctors and patients, racism, interracial relations, courtroom drama, social decay, injustice ...
Time: 40s, 70s, year 1973
Place: alabama, 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: serious, emotional, realistic, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: american civil war, interracial relations, civil war, slavery, social differences, racism, misfit, society, discrimination, slave, plantation, injustice ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1800s
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    User:   46%
 
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, serious, exciting, sincere, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, aviation, racism, military, soldier, civil war, courage, survival, leadership, german, runaway, wartime ...
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Place: alabama, germany, usa, africa, arkansas ...
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A Raisin in the Sun
Genre: Drama
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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 ...
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Country: USA
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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 ...
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Plot: self discovery, american civil war, couple relations, wooing, romance, war, americana, love and romance, society, couples, widow, nightmare ...
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Lincoln
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Story: After arriving in Washington in 1861 after his election, Abraham Lincoln struggles with personal and political problems during his Presidency. Originally titled "Lincoln", the name of this miniseries was changed to "Gore Vidal's ...
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Time: 19th century, 1860s
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    User:   36%
 
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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, realistic, thought provoking, 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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Zulu Dawn
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Netherlands, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In 1879, the British suffer a great loss at the Battle of Isandlwana due to incompetent leadership. Cy Endfield co-wrote the epic prequel Zulu Dawn 15 years after his enormously popular Zulu. Set in 1879, this film depicts the catastrophic Battle of ...
Style: epic, serious, bleak, realistic, rough ...
Plot: soldier, adventure, leadership, interracial relations, battle, war, anti war, culture clash, genocide, army life, mortar, surrounded ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: africa
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The Battle of Canudos
Genre: Drama, History, War
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Duration: 170 min.
Story: The film adaptation of Nobel Prize winning author, Mario Vargas Llosa's epic, The War At The End Of the World (La guerra del fin del mundo).
Style: serious, emotional, epic, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: political unrest, wartime life, heroes, rebellion, war, society, state affairs, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, politics, tragic hero, family in danger ...
Time: 19th century
Place: brazil, latin america
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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.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, dramatic, realistic ...
Plot: president, slavery, white house, racism, prejudice, segregation, freedom, butler, civil rights, americana, politics, political ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s ...
Place: usa, south africa, cuba, washington d.c.
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The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: During the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam, Otto Frank decides to hide his family, who are Jewish, after his daughter Margot is called to appear for transport to a Nazi labour camp. Miep Gies, Otto Frank's office assistant hides them in the attic ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, bleak, disturbing
Plot: holocaust, anti heroes, survival, war, attic, human spirit, anti semitism, racism, wartime life, injustice, against humanity, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s
Place: amsterdam, europe, holland
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    User:   29%
 
Camp de Thiaroye
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Senegal, Algeria, Tunisia
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A historical drama based on the Thiaroye transit camp massacre, Camp de Thiaroye dismantles the myth of colonial assimilation to expose ingrained social and cultural mechanisms of racism, exploitation, and privilege. In 1944, the French army ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, disturbing, thought provoking
Plot: soldier, racism, war, injustice, military, life is a bitch, interracial relations, culture clash, wartime life, against humanity, confined, society ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: africa, france
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    User:   32%
 
North and South
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 561 min.
Story: Two friends, one northern and one southern, struggle to maintain their friendship as events build towards the American Civil War.
Style: epic, serious, exciting, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: american civil war, best friends, civil war, friendship, battle zone, love affair, military base, romance, love triangle, wartime life, war, americana ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, victorian era, 1860s, 1850s
Place: new york, usa
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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, serious, sincere, 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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Sudie and Simpson
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: serious, touching, realistic, thought provoking, 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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System:   29%
    User:   33%
 
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Emperor
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: As the Japanese surrender at the end of WWII, Gen. Fellers is tasked with deciding if Emperor Hirohito will be hanged as a war criminal. Influencing his ruling is his quest to find Aya, an exchange student he met years earlier in the U.S.
Style: serious, talky, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: investigation, military, politics, war, romance, emperor, wartime, culture clash, civil war, state affairs, love story, soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, year 1945
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, russia
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System:   29%
    User:   29%
 
Beyond the Gates
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two westerners, a priest and a teacher find themselves in the middle of the Rwandan genocide and face a moral dilemna. Do they place themselves in danger and protect the refugees, or escape the country with their lives? Based on a true story.
Style: bleak, disturbing, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: genocide, civil war, violence, politics, sexual abuse, survival, death, tragic hero, school, brutality, sacrifice, tragedy ...
Time: 90s, year 1994, 1990s
Place: africa, rwanda, south africa
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    User:   27%
 
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Cry Freedom
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 157 min.
Story: A dramatic story, based on actual events, about the friendship between two men struggling against apartheid in South Africa in the 1970s. Donald Woods is a white liberal journalist in South Africa who begins to follow the activities of Stephen Biko, ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, thought provoking, dramatic ...
Plot: friendship, racism, politics, journalism, idealism, murder, freedom, segregation, interracial relations, courage, discrimination, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: south africa, africa, england
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The Blue and the Gray
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 296 min.
Story: This movie is also in existance as a 3 part miniseries. America just before and during the Civil War, as seen through the eyes of an artist correspondent. The plot revolves around the families of two sisters; Maggie Geyser and Evelyn Hale. The ...
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Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In late 1930s Ferrara, Italy, the Finzi-Continis are a leading family: wealthy, aristocratic, and urbane; they are also Jewish. Their adult children, Micol and Alberto, gather a diverse circle of friends for tennis and parties at their villa with ...
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Plot: fascism, holocaust, jewish, genocide, segregation, nazi, anti semitism, jews, judaism, innocence lost, prejudice, nazis ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s
Place: italy, europe, israel, germany, poland ...
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