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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, contemplative
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, state affairs, dedicated lawyer, bandit, student, religion, disability, handicapped ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 50s, year 1972, year 1965, 1950s, 1960s ...
Place: alabama, usa, georgia, 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 and TV series with plots about society, state affairs, life is a bitch, politics, racism, hopes and injustice mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like George Wallace: King (1978), The Rosa Parks Story (2002), Truman (1995), Kennedy (1983), Selma (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: captivating, sincere, thought provoking, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: assassination, racism, civil rights movement, civil rights, hopes, state affairs, life is a bitch, fighting the system, deadly, political unrest, rebelliousness, social differences ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, 70s, 50s ...
Place: memphis, usa
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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, thought provoking, uplifting, serious, emotional
Plot: fighting the system, civil disobedience, rebellion, social differences, legal, racism, society, life is a bitch, human spirit, discrimination, injustice, social activism ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa
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90%
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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: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere, political drama
Plot: world war two, soldier, white house, world war one, politics, presidential election, political unrest, fighting the system, leadership, political corruption, military, unfulfillment ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: missouri, japan, asia, usa
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82%
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: serious, thought provoking, captivating, sincere, disturbing ...
Plot: assassination, murder, politics, state affairs, crimes, human spirit, life is a bitch, rise to the top, media, ambition, society, campaign ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 1930s, 20s, 30s
Place: louisiana, usa
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75%
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Kennedy (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 282 min.
Story: Biography of the 1961-1963 presidency of John F. Kennedy
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, sincere
Plot: white house, vietnam war, assassination, civil rights, politics, election, kennedy family, ambition, nuclear threat, americana, leadership, government agency ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: washington d.c., usa, dallas texas
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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, fighting the system, discrimination, americana, racial segregation ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1963, year 1965 ...
Place: alabama, usa, boston
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71%
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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: sincere, thought provoking, captivating, emotional, tense ...
Plot: fighting the system, racism, interracial relations, rebellion, life is a bitch, teenage life, politics, society, americana, injustice, discrimination, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
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65%
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: serious, touching, contemplative, emotional, uplifting ...
Plot: interracial relations, racism, coming of age, society, social decay, youth, politics, uncover truth, life is a bitch, hopes, human spirit, state affairs ...
Time: 60s, year 1965, 1960s
Place: alabama, usa
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65%
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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, realistic, sincere, talky
Plot: civil rights movement, racism, interracial relations, human spirit, social differences, rebellion, discrimination, fighting the system, hopes, life is a bitch, journalism, leadership ...
Time: 50s
Place: alabama, usa
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59%
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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: factual, realistic, tense, intense, talky ...
Plot: politics, racial issues, political, racism, civil rights movement, prejudice, civil rights, presidential election, kennedy assassination, activism, political campaign, racial tension ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, year 1963
Place: texas, usa, america, vietnam, dallas texas ...
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59%
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: clever, captivating, thought provoking, sincere, talky ...
Plot: courtroom, legal, racism, interracial relations, racial segregation, civil rights, fighting the system, law enforcement, dishonesty, dedicated lawyer, legal investigation, hotshot lawyer ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, south carolina, washington d.c., new york
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58%
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, emotional, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, ambition, rise to the top, state affairs, society, feminism, campaign, head of state, election, strong female presence, british politics, british history ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: england, europe
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55%
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I'll Fly Away (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: I'll Fly Away is an American drama television series set during the late 1950s and early 1960s, in an unspecified Southern U.S. state. It aired on NBC from 1991 to 1993 and starred Regina Taylor as Lilly Harper, a black housekeeper for the ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, thought provoking, feel good ...
Plot: district attorney, interracial relations, civil rights, housekeeper, hopes, politically correct, civil action, righting the wronged, social activist, fighting the system, society, state affairs ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: southern usa, usa
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54%
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, sincere, serious, contemplative, talky
Plot: kennedy family, politics, rise to the top, introspection, society, americana, relationship vs career, ambition, family tradition, family life, crumbling marriage, head of state ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 70s
Place: usa, texas
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54%
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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: thought provoking, realistic, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, discrimination, homosexual, politician, civil rights, election, protest, mayor, politics, gay slur, murder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973, year 1975, year 1970 ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, oklahoma, new york ...
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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: contemplative, sincere, thought provoking, captivating, serious ...
Plot: politics, media, state affairs, rise to the top, head of state, campaign, ambition, kennedy family, american, senator, cold war, u.s. president ...
Time: 60s, 30s, 50s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: texas, dallas texas, washington d.c., usa, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: clever, talky, captivating, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, world war two, courtroom, discrimination, rebellion, injustice, interracial relations, athlete's life, army investigation, against humanity, insubordination, courtroom drama ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
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49%
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Fidel & Che (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Fidel Castro rises to power in Cuba.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, sincere
Plot: revolution, rebellion, rebelliousness, rise and fall, politics, ambition, fighting the system, idealism, political corruption, life is a bitch, political unrest, rise to the top ...
Time: 20th century
Place: cuba, latin america
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49%
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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: thought provoking, captivating, disturbing, tense, sincere ...
Plot: labor union, interracial relations, rise to the top, injustice, ambition, fighting the system, social decay, dishonesty, workplace, price of justice, racism, society ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 30s
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47%
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: emotional, touching, uplifting, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: civil rights, butler, white house, u.s. president, blacks and whites, racism, injustice, historical character, prejudice, president, segregation, racial discrimination ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 50s, 70s, 60s ...
Place: washington d.c., usa, united states, nashville tennessee, south africa ...
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46%
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: serious, captivating, talky, thought provoking, realistic
Plot: vietnam war, injustice, ambition, against the odds, political unrest, righting the wronged, courtroom, legal action, life is a bitch, hopes, rebellion, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1971
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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46%
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: captivating, tense, thought provoking, rough, 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: new york, usa
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46%
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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: contemplative, serious, captivating, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: politics, hospital, aids, hotshot lawyer, society, introspection, gender, rise and fall, fighting the system, dishonesty, legal action, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1968, year 1954, 1950s ...
Place: new york, usa
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46%
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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: clever, realistic, serious, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, leadership, rise to the top, ambition, society, campaign, political corruption, political intrigue, dishonesty, betrayal, friendship, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: england, britain
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45%
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: disturbing, contemplative, realistic, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: murder, campaign, labor union, union, election, fighting the system, dishonesty, workplace situations, media, workplace, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: west virginia, usa
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44%
Pope John Paul II (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, Poland, USA
Duration: 186 min.
Story: Following the death of his mother, Karol Wojtyla is brought up by his father in the Polish city of Krakow during the first half of the 20th century. When his homeland is invaded by the Nazis in 1939, he secretly opposes the systematic persecution of ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: bishop, assassination attempt, church, idealism, clergy, fighting the system, leadership, heroic mission, human spirit, rebellion, political unrest, ambition ...
Place: poland, europe
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43%
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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: contemplative, thought provoking, emotional, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: interracial relations, college, racism, coming of age, lifestyle, society, youth, opposites attract, bittersweet, media, siblings relations, hopes ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa
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43%
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: emotional, uplifting, thought provoking, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: american civil war, racism, family relations, world war two, world war one, culture clash, political unrest, interracial relations, hopes, war, life is a bitch, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 1880s, 1960s, 1910s ...
Place: africa, usa, tennessee, alabama
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41%
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The '60s (1999)
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, captivating, realistic
Plot: hippie, vietnam war, coming of age, fighting the system, culture clash, civil rights, drug abuse, pot smoking, politician, rock music, concert, protest ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, woodstock, chicago illinois, south central los angeles, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, social problems, injustice, discrimination ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1860s, 1820s, 70s
Place: usa, tennessee, africa, england
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39%