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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: serious, sincere, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, tense
Plot: racism, campaign, assassination attempt, civil rights, dedicated lawyer, head of state, interracial relations, discrimination, injustice, politics, ambition, legal, society, state affairs, life is a bitch, assassination, rise to the top, dishonesty, rebellion, 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 serious, realistic, thought provoking and sincere films with plots about society, state affairs, life is a bitch, racism, injustice, politics and hopes mostly in Drama, Biography and Crime 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.
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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: emotional, serious, realistic, thought provoking, uplifting
Plot: human spirit, discrimination, racism, injustice, fighting the system, hopes, legal, rebellion, society, legal action, social differences, americana ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa
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95%
 7.2
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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, sincere, realistic, captivating, political drama
Plot: soldier, presidential election, politics, white house, head of state, usa president, rise and fall, human spirit, idealism, political corruption, political unrest, injustice ...
Time: 1950s
Place: asia, missouri, usa, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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: disturbing, serious, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: assassination, campaign, politics, ambition, state affairs, rise to the top, human spirit, murder, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, media ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 30s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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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: serious, thought provoking, talky, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: courtroom, racism, bus, athlete's life, sport, dedicated lawyer, interracial relations, anti semitism, courtroom drama, discrimination, military life, injustice ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.7
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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: serious, emotional, realistic, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, interracial relations, discrimination, injustice, fighting the system, politics, americana, rebellion, society, state affairs, parents and children, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 720
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: sincere, talky, serious, realistic
Plot: civil rights movement, racism, journalism, human spirit, african american, bus, interracial relations, social differences, discrimination, political corruption, social decay, injustice ...
Time: 50s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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: serious, realistic, thought provoking, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: college, racism, coming of age, interracial relations, college life, discrimination, injustice, society, youth, life is a bitch, journalism, opposites attract ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: vietnam war, idealism, interracial relations, courtroom, justice, courtroom drama, injustice, fighting the system, hopes, legal, rebellion, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1971
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: serious, thought provoking, realistic, emotional, uplifting ...
Plot: interracial marriage, marriage, racism, dedicated lawyer, legal action, interracial love, love, legal investigation, interracial relations, courtroom drama, discrimination, injustice ...
Time: 90s, 1960s
Place: virginia, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.6
 2K
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: emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting, sentimental ...
Plot: disability, rehabilitation, ambition, politics, head of state, paralysis, tragic hero, rise and fall, rise to the top, human spirit, introspection, fighting the system ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: georgia, usa, new york state, florida, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: disturbing, serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: church, racism, interracial relations, society, life is a bitch, clergy, workplace situations, injustice, fighting the system, heroes, hopes, military ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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, sincere, serious, captivating ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, discrimination, politics, election, mayor, politician, protest, homosexual, gay, homosexuality, murder, morality ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976, year 1973, year 1975 ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, florida, minnesota ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: serious, talky, realistic, sincere
Plot: kennedy family, politics, crumbling marriage, dealing with death, couple relations, alcohol abuse, death in the family, relationship vs career, americana, media, society, state affairs ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, emotional, serious, epic, realistic ...
Plot: white house, butler, president, racism, civil rights, slavery, prejudice, injustice, protest, drinking problem, african american, marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., south africa, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: serious, thought provoking, realistic, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: murder, campaign, labor union, crime, politics, rebellion, society, state affairs, life is a bitch, vengeance, workplace situations, fighting the system ...
Time: 80s
Place: west virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The files that escaped the shredder have become an incredible motion picture. From the Kennedys to Martin Luther King. From cab drivers to Congressmen. From housewives to hostesses. He had something on 58 million people. It was all in his files. Now ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: government agency, head of state, president, ambition, dishonesty, law enforcement, society, state affairs, gangsters, gays and lesbians, social decay, politics ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: usa, california, chicago illinois, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: serious, realistic, sincere, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: politics, head of state, rise to the top, usa president, ambition, state affairs, campaign, media, kennedy family, political, u.s. vice president, democrat ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, year 1964 ...
Place: texas, usa, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: 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 ⇓
45%
 6.5
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Fidel & Che (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Fidel Castro rises to power in Cuba.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: revolution, rise and fall, rise to the top, idealism, rebelliousness, chaos and mayhem, political corruption, political unrest, racism, fighting the system, politics, ambition ...
Time: 20th century
Place: cuba, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.4
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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, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: politics, campaign, republican party, republican, election, conservative, stupidity, presidential election, state affairs, americana, ambition, media ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2007, year 2008
Place: usa, alaska, england, florida, washington d.c. ...
⇓ 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: serious, sincere, realistic, thought provoking, uplifting ...
Plot: discrimination, racism, prison, political unrest, injustice, righting the wronged, fighting the system, heroes, hopes, rebellion, society, state affairs ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 80s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: sincere, serious, realistic, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: head of state, politics, rise to the top, feminism, campaign, ambition, state affairs, society, election, british history, jaguar car, member of parliament ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Intruder (1962)
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: serious, talky, realistic, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, small town, false accusation, manipulations, interracial relations, social differences, political unrest, social decay, injustice, crimes, dishonesty, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 ⇓
43%
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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: sincere, serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: dedicated educator, rebelliousness, teachers and students, discrimination, high school, racism, injustice, righting the wronged, fighting the system, hopes, rebellion, society ...
Time: 60s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Something the Lord Made (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A dramatization of the relationship between heart surgery pioneers Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, uplifting ...
Plot: surgery, racism, interracial relations, university, prejudice, laboratory, salesman, patient, ambition, hopes, society, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1950s ...
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.4
 596
As Summers Die (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Set in a sleepy Southern Louisiana town in 1959, a lawyer, searches for justice as he volunteers to help a black woman whose property is being threatened by the Holts, the first family of the town, after she refuses to sell her valuable land.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, captivating
Plot: dedicated lawyer, interracial relations, small town, injustice, legal, society, idealism, rich and poor, racism, family problems, social relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: georgia, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Hell and Mr. Fudge (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Hell and Mr. Fudge is an 2012 American drama film directed by Jeff Wood and written by Brian Phillip Stoddard. Based on a true story, the film stars Mackenzie Astin as Edward Fudge, an Alabama preacher who has been hired to determine the existence ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, uplifting, christian film
Plot: church, hell, religious intolerance, preacher, clergy, religions or cults, parent child relationship, society, leadership, parents and children, death of father, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Sins of the Father (2002)
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: serious, thought provoking, realistic, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: church, racism, dedicated lawyer, interracial relations, crime, discrimination, injustice, crimes, society, investigation, introspection, moral dilemma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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