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George Wallace (1997)
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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. The film was based on the 1996 biography Wallace : The Classic Portrait of Alabama Governor George Wallace by Marshall Frady, who also co-wrote the teleplay. Frankenheimer's film was highly praised by critics: in addition to the Emmy awards, it received the Golden Globe for Best Miniseries/Motion Picture made for TV. Angelina Jolie also received a Golden Globe for her performance as Wallace's second wife, Cornelia.
Style: tense, sincere, thought provoking, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: racism, assassination attempt, campaign, civil rights, politics, injustice, life is a bitch, interracial relations, ambition, rebellion, discrimination, legal, society, dishonesty, rise to the top, head of state, assassination, conservative, dedicated lawyer, state affairs, student, religion, disability, political, african american ...
Time: 60s, 1950s, 1960s, year 1972, year 1965, year 1963
Place: alabama, usa, georgia, campus, america

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Most similar movies to George Wallace

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and thought provoking films with plots about society, state affairs, life is a bitch, politics, fighting the system, rebellion and racism mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like George Wallace: The Rosa Parks Story (2002), Truman (1995), Selma (2014), Freedom Song (2000), Boycott (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A look at the life and career of controversial Louisiana governor Huey Long, whose nickname was "The Kingfish."
Style: realistic, thought provoking, captivating, sincere, serious ...
Plot: assassination, politics, ambition, state affairs, crimes, rise to the top, life is a bitch, society, media, murder, campaign, deadly ...
Time: 1910s, 30s, 20s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: louisiana, usa
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95%
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: emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting, thought provoking
Plot: legal action, human spirit, fighting the system, social differences, society, injustice, discrimination, americana, rebellion, legal, racism, state affairs ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa
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95%
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Truman (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Biographical account of America's President for the latter part of WWII. Shows Truman's rise from small-town nobody to leader of the USA, his decision to use the Atomic Bomb against Japan, and subsequent election as the US' post-war ...
Style: captivating, sincere, serious, realistic, political drama
Plot: white house, politics, soldier, presidential election, head of state, leadership, human spirit, military, state affairs, unfulfillment, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1950s
Place: usa, missouri, japan, asia
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95%
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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: realistic, captivating, uplifting, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: racism, politics, president, african american, civil rights, idealism, rebelliousness, society, introspection, americana, injustice, rebellion ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1963, year 1964 ...
Place: alabama, usa
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79%
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Freedom Song (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Freedom Song (2000) is a made-for-TV film based on true stories of the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi in the 1960s. It tells the story of the struggle of African Americans to register to vote in the fictional town of Quinlan. In the midst of ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: racism, discrimination, americana, rebellion, interracial relations, hopes, parents and children, life is a bitch, state affairs, society, politics, injustice ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
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72%
The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A film about the early life of the baseball star in the army, particulary his court-martial for insubordination regarding segragation.
Style: disturbing, serious, sincere, clever, realistic ...
Plot: racism, courtroom, rebellion, ambition, bus, anti semitism, opposites attract, sport team, against humanity, injustice, discrimination, society ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
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64%
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Boycott (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: This made-for-TV movie dramatizes the historic boycott of public buses in the 1950s, led by civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, talky
Plot: racism, civil rights movement, journalism, life is a bitch, hopes, interracial relations, state affairs, social differences, media, bus, politics, rebellion ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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: captivating, thought provoking, sincere, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: assassination, racism, civil rights movement, righting the wronged, religions or cults, social differences, society, rebelliousness, clergy, idealism, injustice, rebellion ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 70s, 1950s
Place: memphis, usa
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59%
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Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013)
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, serious, thought provoking, uplifting, disturbing ...
Plot: white house, butler, racism, civil rights, injustice, prejudice, president, blacks and whites, historical character, master and servant, parents and children, state affairs ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 50s, 80s, 60s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., south africa, cuba
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58%
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Milk (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The story of California's first openly gay elected official, Harvey Milk, who became an outspoken agent for change, seeking equal rights and opportunities for all. His great love for the city and its people brought him backing from young and ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, politics, discrimination, election, mayor, politician, gay, homosexual, protest, homosexuality, murder, civil rights ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973, year 1975, year 1977 ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, oklahoma, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Mr. and Mrs. Loving (1996)
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, uplifting, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: racism, interracial marriage, marriage, couples, dishonesty, fighting the system, power relations, legal action, discrimination, injustice, rebellion, state affairs ...
Time: 90s, 1960s
Place: virginia, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Muhammad Ali’s historic Supreme Court battle from behind closed doors. When Ali was drafted into the Vietnam War at the height of his boxing career, his claim to conscientious objector status led to a controversial legal battle that rattled the ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking, talky
Plot: vietnam war, legal, courtroom, interracial relations, injustice, idealism, rebellion, rivalry, fighting the system, political unrest, society, against the odds ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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54%
The Vernon Johns Story (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1948, Johns served as the outspoken spiritual leader of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. Incensed at the racial injustice that pervaded the South, he was determined to fight for equality for all African Americans.
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating, disturbing
Plot: racism, church, military, heroes, fighting the system, injustice, clergy, rebellion, interracial relations, workplace situations, life is a bitch, state affairs ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Fidel & Che (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Fidel Castro rises to power in Cuba.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, tense
Plot: revolution, fighting the system, political unrest, dishonesty, family in crisis, rise to the top, chaos and mayhem, state affairs, hopes, life is a bitch, racism, chaos ...
Time: 20th century
Place: cuba, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Margaret Thatcher: The Long Walk to Finchley (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A light hearted look at future Prime Minister Margaret Thatchers rise from research chemist in 1949 to becoming MP for Finchley in 1959 encompassing her early relationship and marriage to Oil Millionaire Denis Thatcher.
Style: realistic, captivating, thought provoking, sincere, serious ...
Plot: ambition, politics, campaign, feminism, society, state affairs, rise to the top, head of state, election, jaguar car, british history, parliament ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
LBJ: The Early Years (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: LBJ: The Early Years was a television movie that appeared on the NBC network in February 1987, depicting the life of former President of the United States Lyndon B. Johnson from 1934 until 1973. Actor Randy Quaid won a Golden Globe award for his ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: politics, head of state, campaign, media, state affairs, rise to the top, ambition, usa president, political candidate, democrat, american politics, kennedy family ...
Time: 30s, 50s, 60s, 40s, year 1967 ...
Place: dallas texas, america, usa, texas, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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All the Way (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Lyndon B. Johnson's amazing 11-month journey from taking office after JFK's assassination, through the fight to pass the 1964 Civil Rights Act and his own presidential campaign, culminating on the night LBJ is actually elected to the ...
Style: dramatic, factual, intense, melancholic, interesting ...
Plot: politics, usa president, political, president, racism, democrat, vice president, u.s. senator, election campaign, campaigning, american politics, racial ...
Time: 1960s, year 1963
Place: texas, america, usa, vietnam, dallas texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Act of Vengeance (1986)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In 1969, an administrator runs against the corrupt president of the United Coal Miners Union, and becomes the target of a murder plot.
Style: rough, disturbing, bleak, sincere, serious ...
Plot: murder, campaign, labor union, state affairs, against humanity, crimes, media, rivalry, crime, life is a bitch, workplace situations, ambition ...
Time: 80s
Place: west virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Heart of Dixie (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set at a Southern college during the 1950s, three co-eds (Ally Sheedy, Virginia Madsen and Phoebe Cates) re-assess their values in light of the burgeoning civil rights movement.
Style: thought provoking, emotional, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, college, coming of age, siblings relations, hopes, love and romance, media, journalism, interracial relations, life is a bitch, lifestyle, society ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa, campus
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48%
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Citizen Cohn (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: As lawyer and power broker Roy Cohn lies dying of AIDS in a private hospital room, ghosts from his past visit him as he reflects on his life and loves.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: politics, hospital, aids, hotshot lawyer, gender, terminal illness, americana, rebellion, injustice, rise and fall, society, fighting the system ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1960s, 1950s, year 1968 ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
10,000 Black Men Named George (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the 1920s, the rights of American workers to join a labor union was still considered an open question, and African-Americans were routinely denied their civil and economic rights. 10,000 Black Men Named George, the title, refers to the fact ...
Style: sincere, serious, disturbing, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: labor union, fighting the system, political unrest, social decay, artists and showbiz, power relations, life is a bitch, price of justice, workplace situations, state affairs, boss and employee, interracial relations ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 1920s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Mandela and de Klerk (1997)
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: disturbing, uplifting, tense, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: racism, prison, discrimination, state affairs, hopes, life is a bitch, against humanity, injustice, rebellion, righting the wronged, fighting the system, political unrest ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 80s
Place: south africa, africa
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44%
Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 192 min.
Story: The story of the Peoples Temple cult led by Jim Jones and the events leading up to one of the largest mass suicides in history.
Style: realistic, tense, disturbing, serious, suspenseful
Plot: racism, murder, cult, commune, poison, suicide, campaign, against humanity, cons and scams, state affairs, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, year 1980
Place: africa
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42%
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Warm Springs (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Franklin Roosevelt, left a paraplegic from polio at 39 years of age, seeks out a miracle cure in the backwoods of Georgia.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: paralysis, ambition, politics, head of state, disability, rehabilitation, tragic hero, rebellion, life is a bitch, miraculous event, unsuccessful, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 30s, 1920s, 1930s ...
Place: georgia, usa, florida, washington d.c., new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Game Change (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the book by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, Game Change focuses on the Republican run of the 2008 Presidential election, when candidate John McCain picks a relative unknown, Alaskan governor Sarah Palin, to be his running mate. As the ...
Style: talky, clever, realistic, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, campaign, election, stupidity, republican, conservative, presidential election, republican party, administration, ambitious, government official, patriotism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2007, year 2008
Place: usa, alaska, iraq, florida, england ...
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41%
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The Deal (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It is approaching an election in the UK when the leader of the Labour party, John Smith, suffers another in a line of heart attacks and dies. With the leadership campaign about to start the clear choice appears to be Gordon Brown, a stanch Scotsman. ...
Style: realistic, talky, thought provoking, serious, sincere ...
Plot: politics, political corruption, society, friendship, betrayal, ambition, campaign, rise to the top, contests and competitions, political intrigue, dishonesty, royal family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: racism, injustice, discrimination, slavery, americana, idealism, human spirit, righting the wronged, politics, media, journalism, redemption ...
Time: 60s, 19th century, 20th century, 1960s, 1860s
Place: usa, louisiana, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Walkout (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Walkout is the true story of a young Mexican American high school teacher, Sal Castro. He mentors a group of students in East Los Angeles, when the students decide to stage a peaceful walkout to protest the injustices of the public school system. ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, captivating, sincere, serious
Plot: rebelliousness, against the odds, society, high school life, lifestyle, righting the wronged, racism, high school, injustice, discrimination, rebellion, idealism ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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40%
Jackie, Ethel, Joan: The Women of Camelot (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 163 min.
Story: They were more than Washington wives. They were part of an American dream known as Camelot. With strength and cunning they upheld their public image by concealing their private truths. Jackie, Ethel and Joan had little choice. They were Kennedy ...
Style: realistic, talky, serious, sincere
Plot: politics, kennedy family, family tradition, family life, death in the family, dishonesty, head of state, family problems, society, introspection, alcohol abuse, ambition ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 80s
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Nixon (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 192 min.
Story: An all-star cast powers this epic look at American President Richard M. Nixon, a man carrying the fate of the world on his shoulders while battling the self-destructive demands within. Spanning his troubled boyhood in California to the shocking ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, touching, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: politics, political corruption, government, vietnam war, campaign, rise and fall, historical figure, usa president, life is a bitch, presidential election, ambition, political conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 20s, 70s, 30s ...
Place: washington d.c., china, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%