Movies like George Wallace

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George Wallace (1997)
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George Wallace
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: serious, sincere, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, tense
Plot: dedicated lawyer, head of state, interracial relations, discrimination, racism, campaign, injustice, politics, ambition, assassination attempt, legal, society, state affairs, life is a bitch, assassination, rise to the top, dishonesty, rebellion, civil rights, conservative, black, political, civil liberties, supreme court, american politics ...
Time: 60s, year 1963, year 1965, year 1972, 1960s
Place: alabama, usa, georgia, campus, america
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and thought provoking films with plots about society, life is a bitch, state affairs, injustice, rebellion, fighting the system and racism mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like George Wallace: Selma (2014), Truman (1995), Mr. and Mrs. Loving (1996), Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight (2013), The Rosa Parks Story (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, sincere, serious, dramatic, factual ...
Plot: racism, president, politics, idealism, courage, tragedy, violence, death, leadership, segregation, slavery, race issues ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1963, year 1965 ...
Place: alabama, usa
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The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson
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: thought provoking, talky, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: bus, athlete's life, sport, courtroom, dedicated lawyer, interracial relations, anti semitism, courtroom drama, racism, discrimination, military life, injustice ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
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Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long
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: serious, disturbing, sincere, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: campaign, politics, ambition, assassination, state affairs, rise to the top, human spirit, murder, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, media ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 30s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: louisiana, usa
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System:   88%
    User:   74%
 
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Truman
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: sincere, serious, captivating, realistic, political drama
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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 ...
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Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight
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: captivating, talky, serious, thought provoking, realistic
Plot: vietnam war, idealism, interracial relations, courtroom, courtroom drama, injustice, fighting the system, hopes, legal, rebellion, society, legal action ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1971
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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    User:   69%
 
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 ...
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Freedom Song
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: emotional, serious, captivating, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: interracial relations, discrimination, racism, injustice, fighting the system, politics, americana, rebellion, society, state affairs, parents and children, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
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    User:   68%
 
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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System:   79%
    User:   84%
 
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 ...
Plot: discrimination, political unrest, racism, prison, injustice, righting the wronged, fighting the system, heroes, hopes, rebellion, society, state affairs ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 80s
Place: south africa, africa
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System:   73%
    User:   74%
 
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 ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: south carolina, usa, washington d.c.
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System:   73%
    User:   75%
 
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   73%
    User:   83%
 
10,000 Black Men Named George
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: thought provoking, serious, realistic, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: rise to the top, boss and employee, interracial relations, discrimination, price of justice, racism, showbiz, social decay, workplace situations, injustice, fighting the system, americana ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 1920s, 1930s
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    User:   59%
 
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Boycott
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: talky, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: journalism, human spirit, bus, interracial relations, social differences, discrimination, racism, political corruption, civil rights movement, social decay, injustice, fighting the system ...
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    User:   70%
 
Sins of the Father
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In 1965 a bomb was planted in a Church in Alabama, killing four black girls. Thirty years later, Tom Cherry breaks his silence to discredit his father's alibi for the night in question.
Style: thought provoking, serious, bleak, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: dedicated lawyer, interracial relations, crime, church, discrimination, racism, injustice, crimes, society, investigation, introspection, moral dilemma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alabama, usa
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    User:   54%
 
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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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System:   56%
    User:   50%
 
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Philadelphia
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: No one would take his case until one man was willing to take on the system. Two competing lawyers join forces to sue a prestigious law firm for AIDS discrimination. As their unlikely friendship develops their courage overcomes the prejudice and ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: aids, lawyer, gay, courtroom, courtroom drama, prejudice, court, dedicated lawyer, hospital, homosexuality, rock, lawsuit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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System:   56%
    User:   63%
 
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
Place: south africa, africa
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System:   56%
    User:   51%
 
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Jackie, Ethel, Joan: The Women of Camelot
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: talky, serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: crumbling marriage, dealing with death, couple relations, alcohol abuse, death in the family, relationship vs career, americana, media, society, state affairs, politics, family relations ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, texas
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System:   55%
    User:   50%
 
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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System:   53%
    User:   51%
 
Selma, Lord, Selma
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
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: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: uncover truth, human spirit, interracial relations, racism, discrimination, social decay, african american, injustice, coming of age, society, life is a bitch, politics ...
Time: 60s, year 1965, 1960s
Place: alabama, usa
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System:   53%
    User:   45%
 
Act of Vengeance
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: thought provoking, serious, disturbing, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: crime, politics, rebellion, society, state affairs, life is a bitch, murder, vengeance, campaign, workplace situations, fighting the system, against humanity ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, west virginia
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System:   52%
    User:   42%
 
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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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System:   52%
    User:   51%
 
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Ali
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: In 1964, a brash, new pro boxer, fresh from his Olympic gold medal victory, explodes onto the scene: Cassius Clay. Bold and outspoken, he cuts an entirely new image for African Americans in sport with his proud public self-confidence and his ...
Style: sincere, serious, captivating, realistic, touching ...
Plot: boxing, friendship, islam, athlete's life, sport, rise to the top, drinking, vietnam war, mentor, ambition, fight scenes, race issues ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1974, year 1964 ...
Place: africa, usa, nigeria
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System:   50%
    User:   52%
 
Advise & Consent
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A Senate investigation into the President's newly-nominated Secretary of State gives light to a secret from the past, which may not only ruin the candidate, but the President's character as well.
Style: realistic, clever, sincere, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: politics, idealism, journalism, political corruption, fighting the system, political, president, world politics, dedicated lawyer, senator, secrets, conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1930s, 1960s
Place: usa, washington d.c., manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
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System:   50%
    User:   51%
 
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Milk
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
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, sincere, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: politics, gay, homosexuality, murder, mentor, idealism, courage, prejudice, assassination, gays and lesbians, drinking, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1977, year 1978, year 1970 ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, phoenix arizona, wisconsin ...
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System:   49%
    User:   40%
 
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Fidel & Che
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Fidel Castro rises to power in Cuba.
Style: sincere, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: rise and fall, rise to the top, idealism, rebelliousness, chaos and mayhem, political corruption, revolution, political unrest, racism, fighting the system, politics, ambition ...
Time: 20th century
Place: cuba, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   58%
 
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Warm Springs
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: emotional, serious, uplifting, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: tragic hero, rise and fall, rise to the top, human spirit, introspection, politics, ambition, disability, fighting the system, paralysis, hopes, head of state ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s ...
Place: georgia, usa, new york state, florida, washington d.c.
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System:   48%
    User:   38%
 

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LBJ: The Early Years
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: serious, sincere, realistic, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: head of state, rise to the top, ambition, politics, state affairs, campaign, media, usa president, kennedy family, political, oval office, vice president ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, year 1963 ...
Place: america, usa, texas
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The Intruder
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A man in a gleaming white suit comes to a small Southern town on the eve of integration. He calls himself a social reformer. But what he does is stir up trouble--trouble he soon finds he can't control.
Style: talky, serious, sincere, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, manipulations, small town, interracial relations, social differences, political unrest, social decay, injustice, crimes, dishonesty, false accusation, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
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System:   45%
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