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Roots: The Next Generations (1979)
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Roots: The Next Generations (1979)
Genre: Biography, 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: sentimental, thought provoking, touching, uplifting, epic, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic, family saga
Plot: world war two, world war one, american civil war, family relations, racism, interracial relations, political unrest, culture clash, war, misfit, injustice, life is a bitch, family life, hopes, discrimination, social differences, society, rebelliousness, idealism, americana, innocence lost, state affairs, righting the wronged, bittersweet, journey ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 60s, 1880s, 1910s, 1960s
Place: africa, usa, alabama, tennessee

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and emotional films and TV series with plots about society, racism, life is a bitch, state affairs, hopes, interracial relations and african american mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like Roots: The Next Generations: The Book of Negroes (2015), Roots (1977), Amistad (1997), Queen (1993), King (1978). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: disturbing, thought provoking, emotional, serious, epic ...
Plot: human spirit, racism, life is a bitch, slavery, hopes, injustice, american revolution, confined, escapades, society, black woman, master and servant ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: south carolina, usa
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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, realistic, thought provoking, touching, emotional ...
Plot: slavery, racism, civil war, american civil war, human spirit, interracial relations, family history, escape attempt, freedom, discrimination, injustice, social problems ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1820s, 1860s, 70s
Place: usa, tennessee, africa, england
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100%
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Amistad (1997)
Genre: Biography, 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: touching, emotional, political, serious, captivating ...
Plot: slavery, slave trade, rebellion, interracial relations, dignity, mutiny, idealism, dishonesty, righting the wronged, freedom, social injustice, humanity ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1840s, 1830s
Place: cuba, usa, africa, boston, spain ...
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Queen (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
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, realistic, emotional, touching, uplifting ...
Plot: slavery, civil war, family relations, interracial relations, plantation, white male black female relationship, slave, social differences, discrimination, american civil war, americana, racism ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1800s
Place: southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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King (1978)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
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: serious, realistic, sincere, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: racism, assassination, civil rights movement, civil rights, life is a bitch, injustice, religions or cults, righting the wronged, political unrest, rebelliousness, discrimination, social differences ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: memphis, usa
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37%
Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored (1995)
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, uplifting, realistic, compassionate, serious ...
Plot: racism, family relations, discrimination, racial segregation, americana, interracial relations, social differences, society, youth, life is a bitch, injustice, family life ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 40s, 1950s, 70s
Place: mississippi, usa
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100%
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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: thought provoking, serious, sincere, uplifting, factual ...
Plot: racism, politics, righting the wronged, justice, civil rights, human spirit, idealism, african american, americana, discrimination, fighting the system, racial segregation ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1964, year 1963 ...
Place: alabama, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: realistic, serious, sincere, epic, uplifting ...
Plot: family relations, racism, false accusation, interracial relations, society, state affairs, couple relations, suburban life, discrimination, family business, working class, suburbs ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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: emotional, sentimental, touching, epic, captivating ...
Plot: american civil war, war, couples, couple relations, americana, wooing, self discovery, romance, love and romance, society, bittersweet, civil war ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, touching, sincere, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, discrimination, injustice, slavery, interracial relations, hopes, americana, human spirit, idealism, social differences, redemption, righting the wronged ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 19th century, 1960s, 1860s
Place: southern usa, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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: emotional, epic, captivating, factual, suspense ...
Plot: idealism, american civil war, president, racism, politics, historical character, head of state, slavery, speech, cultural conflict, white house, battlefield ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, year 1865
Place: usa, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.8
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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: realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating, epic ...
Plot: american civil war, freedom, war, slavery, battles, racism, prejudice, battle, military life, african american, camp, hopes ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston, south carolina, new england
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30%
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: rough, tense, captivating, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: politics, racism, society, state affairs, crimes, life is a bitch, interracial relations, lawsuit, mayor, urban, murder, workplace romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 179 min.
Story: A unique slant, profiling the life of Adolf Hitler as a child and his rise through the ranks of the National German Workers' Party prior to World War II.
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, disturbing, factual ...
Plot: hitler, against humanity, fascism, racism, dictatorship, historical character, nazism, society, world war two, rise to the top, life is a bitch, politics ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: germany, europe, austria
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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: realistic, serious, disturbing, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: american civil war, battles, military, working class, family life, society, rebellion, brother brother relationship, standoff, showdown, slavery, war ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: talky, captivating, emotional, clever, serious ...
Plot: assassination, politics, american civil war, state affairs, society, head of state, leadership, ambition, hopes, rise to the top, idealism, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, year 1865
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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True Women (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: True Women is a sweeping saga of love, war and adventure. Spanning five decades from the Texas Revolution through the Civil War, Reconstruction and beyond, True Women is the story of the love, friendship, survival and triumphs
Style: tense, epic, rough, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: american civil war, friendship, revolution, emancipation, female protagonist, family relations, old west, rebelliousness, wartime life, life is a bitch, heroes, state affairs ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 1840s, 1860s, 1850s ...
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: realistic, exciting, captivating, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: american civil war, civil war, friendship, espionage, love and romance, family feud, slavery, military base, love triangle, best friends, military, foe turned friend ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s, 1860s, 1850s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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: realistic, serious, contemplative, captivating, talky ...
Plot: courtroom, interracial relations, racism, legal, racial segregation, discrimination, courtroom drama, rivalry, state affairs, dedicated lawyer, legal investigation, dishonesty ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, south carolina, new york, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Ike: The War Years (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 291 min.
Story: Ike is a 1979 television miniseries about the life of Dwight D. Eisenhower. The screenplay by Melville Shavelson was based on Kay Summersby's 1948 memoir Eisenhower Was My Boss and her 1975 autobiography, Past Forgetting: My Love Affair. ...
Style: saga, exciting, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: world war two, life is a bitch, military, war, state affairs, heroes, battles, politics, against humanity, d day, americana, wartime life ...
Place: europe, kansas, london, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Rosa Parks Story (2002)
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: realistic, uplifting, thought provoking, serious, emotional
Plot: fighting the system, civil disobedience, rebellion, social differences, discrimination, human spirit, racism, injustice, society, legal, life is a bitch, social activism ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Heimat: A Chronicle of Germany (1984)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 924 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, sincere, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Plot: village, world war two, world war one, family relations, small town, parents and children, siblings relations, family life, village life, small town life, wartime life, fascism ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s ...
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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: emotional, captivating, realistic, tense, psychological ...
Plot: state affairs, political unrest, rebellion, society, love and romance, social differences, idealism, family relations, new world, duke, treason, colony ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, new england, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: politics, white house, workplace situations, master and servant, state affairs, society, hopes, head of state, interracial relations, human spirit, power relations, campaign ...
Time: 1940s, 1920s, 1930s, 40s, 20s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Least Among You (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Black college graduate Richard Kelly reluctantly accepts a plea bargain requiring him to spend two semesters at an all-white seminary after he's wrongly accused of crimes committed during the 1965 Watts riots. Facing bigotry on all sides, ...
Style: uplifting, captivating, touching, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: racism, against the odds, human spirit, rebellion, self discovery, life is a bitch, youth, discrimination, social relations, society, hopes, student life ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 21st century, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Selma, Lord, Selma (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In 1965 Alabama, an 11 year old girl (Jurnee Smollett) is touched by a speech by Martin Luther King, Jr. (Clifton Powell) and becomes a devout follower. But her resolution is tested when she joins others in the famed march from Selma to Montgomery. ...
Style: contemplative, captivating, thought provoking, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: interracial relations, racism, society, life is a bitch, hopes, state affairs, coming of age, politics, human spirit, discrimination, social decay, uncover truth ...
Time: 60s, year 1965, 1960s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 8.2
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War & Peace (1972)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 890 min.
Story: The classic BBC dramatisation of Tolstoy's epic story of love and loss set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars. Anthony Hopkins heads the cast as Pierre Bezuhov (a role for which he won the 1972 Best Actor BAFTA); Morag Hood is the ...
Style: epic, exciting, intellectual, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: war, soldier, napoleonic wars, military, leadership, romance, society, love and romance, life is a bitch, state affairs, battles, couples ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Passing Bells (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, Poland
Story: At the outbreak of war, two teenage boys defy their parents to sign up.
Style: epic, realistic, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: world war one, battlefield, wartime life, military, soldier, battles, life is a bitch, hopes, friendship, danger, hapless soldier, bittersweet ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
George Wallace (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: George Wallace is a 1997 television film starring Gary Sinise as George Wallace, the former Governor of Alabama. It was directed by John Frankenheimer, who won an Emmy award for it; Sinise and Mare Winningham also won Emmies for their performances. ...
Style: contemplative, thought provoking, tense, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: campaign, civil rights, racism, assassination attempt, injustice, conservative, rise to the top, politics, discrimination, interracial relations, dedicated lawyer, state affairs ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 70s, 50s, year 1965 ...
Place: alabama, usa, georgia, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: sentimental, sincere, emotional, touching, serious ...
Plot: racism, family relations, discrimination, injustice, parents and children, couple relations, social differences, rich and poor, follow your dream, single parent, interracial relations, racial discrimination ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%