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Roots: The Next Generations (1979)
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Roots: The Next Generations (1979)
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: american civil war, racism, culture clash, political unrest, interracial relations, discrimination, war, injustice, righting the wronged, americana, hopes, society, life is a bitch, 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 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, hopes, state affairs, life is a bitch, idealism and injustice mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like Roots: The Next Generations: Roots (1977), The Blue and the Gray (1982), The Book of Negroes (2015), Lincoln (1988), North and South (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Roots (1977)
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.
Style: uplifting, epic, realistic, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: slavery, racism, human spirit, tribe, civil war, family history, freedom, american civil war, escape attempt, master and servant, generation gap, rape ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1820s, 1860s
Place: usa, tennessee, africa, england
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50%
The Blue and the Gray (1982)
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 ...
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, sincere, captivating
Plot: american civil war, slavery, head of state, wartime life, war, battles, family life, society, state affairs, political unrest, working class, military ...
Time: 19th century
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67%
The Book of Negroes (2015)
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: human spirit, racism, injustice, slavery, american revolution, black woman, society, life is a bitch, master and servant, kidnapping, confined, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.3
 342
Lincoln (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
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 ...
Style: serious, talky, clever, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: american civil war, assassination, politics, head of state, leadership, usa president, american history, idealism, society, state affairs, rise to the top, human spirit ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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North and South (1985)
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, civil war, love and romance, friendship, espionage, family feud, slavery, best friends, racism, battle zone, love affair, military base ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, victorian era, 1860s, 1850s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974)
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, slavery, discrimination, injustice, human spirit, idealism, plantation, redemption, social differences, hopes, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1860s
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Queen (1993)
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: civil war, slavery, plantation, slave, american civil war, interracial relations, social differences, racism, misfit, society, discrimination, injustice ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1800s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.9
 111K
Glory (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
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.
Style: rough, epic, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: american civil war, racism, war, slavery, heroic mission, military, civil war, sacrifice, prejudice, battle, freedom, self esteem ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: massachusetts, usa, south carolina, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Mama Flora's Family (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Based on Alex Haley's novel about a black matriarch in the early 20th century, this dramatic miniseries spotlights the struggle for social change. Cicely Tyson stars as Mama Flora, a woman determined to free her children from the bonds of ...
Style: serious, sincere, epic, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: racism, african american, false accusation, interracial relations, suburbs, prejudice, black family, family life, society, family relations, couple relations, discrimination ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Separate But Equal (1991)
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, racial segregation, civil rights, racism, dedicated lawyer, hotshot lawyer, school, legal action, legal investigation, idealism, interracial relations, courtroom drama ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: south carolina, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
North and South, Book II (1986)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 570 min.
Story: The continuing saga of the Hazards and the Mains. The Hazards are from the North and the Mains from the South. George Hazard and Orry Main met at West Point and fought in the Mexican American war together becoming fast friends. Now they find ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, family saga
Plot: american civil war, friendship, civil war, slavery, best friends, espionage, romance, military life, war, wartime life, society, friends ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Show Me a Hero (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Mayor Nick Wasicsko took office in 1987 during Yonkers' worst crisis when federal courts ordered public housing built in the white, middle class side of town, dividing the city in a bitter battle fueled by fear, racism, murder and politics.
Style: serious, clever, talky, realistic, rough ...
Plot: politics, racism, mayor, interracial relations, urban, murder, society, crimes, state affairs, life is a bitch, lawsuit, city council
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.4
 222K
Lincoln (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, India
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, captivating, factual, suspense, tense ...
Plot: american civil war, racism, head of state, idealism, president, human spirit, politics, speech, cultural conflict, slavery, white house, battlefield ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.8
 289
King (1978)
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, civil rights movement, racism, rebelliousness, american history, social differences, political unrest, injustice, righting the wronged, fighting the system, hopes, rebellion ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 1950s, 70s
Place: memphis, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.7
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Gettysburg (1993)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 271 min.
Story: Summer 1863. The Confederacy pushes north into Pennsylvania. Union divisions converge to face them. The two great armies clash at Gettysburg, site of a theology school. For three days, through such legendary actions as Little Round Top and ...
Style: epic, realistic, captivating, serious, exciting ...
Plot: american civil war, civil war, slavery, battles, soldier, military, battle, war, idealism, friendship, leadership, army ...
Time: 19th century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Heimat: A Chronicle of Germany (1984)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This epic tale of a family and their rural life in a small German village is told against the changing backdrop of a country's turbulent history from 1919 to 1982. From the aftermath of the First World War, economic hardship, the rise and fall ...
Style: epic, bleak, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: village, small town life, village life, coming of age, family life, small town, society, family relations, social relations, fascism, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1920s, 1960s, 1930s ...
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All (1994)
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, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: american civil war, self discovery, couple relations, wooing, romance, war, americana, love and romance, society, couples, widow, nightmare ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Backstairs at the White House (1979)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 540 min.
Story: Behind the scenes at the White House during eight administrations, as told by the people who work there.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: white house, politics, head of state, master and servant, society, state affairs, power relations, human spirit, interracial relations, workplace situations, campaign, hopes ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Miss Evers' Boys (1997)
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: sincere, serious, realistic, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, public health, dedicated lawyer, mentally challenged, uncover truth, war, human spirit, idealism, doctors and patients, interracial relations, courtroom drama, social decay ...
Time: 40s, 70s, year 1973
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: discrimination, racism, single parent, follow your dream, store, couple relations, interracial relations, parents and children, rich and poor, social differences, americana, injustice ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Camp de Thiaroye (1988)
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, autobiography, injustice, military, life is a bitch, interracial relations, culture clash, wartime life, against humanity, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: africa, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Sons of Liberty (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 270 min.
Story: The story of a group of very different men fighting in the American Colonies for freedom, and how they will shape the future for the United States of America.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: human spirit, american revolution, leadership, rebelliousness, political unrest, revolution, americana, heroes, rebellion, state affairs, idealism, friendship ...
Time: 18th century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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War & Peace (2016)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 379 min.
Story: Sumptuous BBC mini-series following the fortunes and the rise and fall of five aristocratic families in the waning days of imperial Russia.
Style: captivating, epic, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Plot: war, society, love and romance, state affairs, aristocracy, love story, fall in love, courage, couple relations, wartime life, couples, battle ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Guns at Batasi (1964)
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: serious, emotional, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: british colonial, politics, soldier, officers and cadets, war, british empire, army, military life, adventure, political unrest, military, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.5
 75K
Selma (2014)
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, sincere, serious, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: president, racism, civil rights, politics, african american, idealism, leadership, human spirit, protest march, rebelliousness, discrimination, political unrest ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1963, year 1965 ...
Place: alabama, usa
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33%
 6.5
 971
New Worlds (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Story: The 1680s bring a new king, Restoration and more tyranny. In Massachusetts, a robber's son falls for an anti-monarchist. In England, young lady falls for an outlaw.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, stylized, captivating
Plot: social differences, state affairs, head of state, idealism, parents and children, political unrest, love and romance, rebellion, society, family relations, class differences, duke ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, massachusetts, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Les Misérables (2000)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Italy, Spain, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The scene is set during the French Restoration at the beginning of the 19th century. Jean Valjean, a galley slave who was sent to prison for stealing food, is now released after serving nineteen years. At first he only encounter mistrust and closed ...
Style: epic, gloomy, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: nun, injustice, prostitute, on the run, bishop, mayor, thief, suicide, going straight, redemption, parents and children, french ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 18th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.3
 64K
Amistad (1997)
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 ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: slavery, rebellion, mutiny, slave trade, courtroom drama, dignity, idealism, injustice, historical figure, dishonesty, hopes, legal ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 1840s, 18th century
Place: usa, cuba, africa, spain, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Tuskegee Airmen (1995)
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: aviation, racism, military, fighter pilot, training, african american, war, soldier, leadership, human spirit, interracial relations, officers and cadets ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: alabama, usa, arkansas, italy, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.5
 752
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: serious, emotional, realistic, thought provoking, uplifting
Plot: racism, family life, moral dilemma, parents and children, discrimination, injustice, life is a bitch, society, fighting the system, human spirit, idealism, rebelliousness ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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