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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 serious, realistic, sincere and thought provoking films with plots about society, state affairs, life is a bitch, rebellion, fighting the system, politics and injustice mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like George Wallace: Truman (1995), The Rosa Parks Story (2002), Selma (2014), Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight (2013), King (1978). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: serious, sincere, realistic, captivating, political drama
Plot: head of state, soldier, rise and fall, human spirit, idealism, political corruption, presidential election, political unrest, politics, injustice, campaign, fighting the system ...
Time: 1950s
Place: asia, missouri, usa, japan
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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, realistic, sincere, 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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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: serious, talky, thought provoking, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: bus, sport, athlete's life, courtroom, dedicated lawyer, interracial relations, anti semitism, courtroom drama, racism, discrimination, military life, injustice ...
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The Rosa Parks Story
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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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Selma
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
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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, serious, sincere, dramatic, factual ...
Plot: racism, president, politics, idealism, courage, tragedy, violence, death, leadership, segregation, slavery, race issues ...
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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: serious, talky, captivating, realistic, thought provoking
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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, realistic, thought provoking, 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
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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: serious, thought provoking, realistic, emotional, uplifting ...
Plot: dedicated lawyer, legal action, legal investigation, interracial relations, courtroom drama, racism, discrimination, marriage, interracial marriage, injustice, fighting the system, legal ...
Time: 90s, 1960s
Place: usa, virginia, washington d.c.
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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: serious, emotional, realistic, captivating, 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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System:   62%
    User:   52%
 
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:   57%
    User:   53%
 
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: serious, sincere, realistic, thought provoking, 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:   56%
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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: serious, talky, realistic, sincere
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:   52%
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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 ...
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Fidel & Che
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Fidel Castro rises to power in Cuba.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, tense
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
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Milk
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, dramatic ...
Plot: politics, gay, homosexuality, murder, mentor, idealism, courage, prejudice, assassination, gays and lesbians, drinking, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976, year 1973, year 1972 ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, florida, minnesota ...
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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: sincere, talky, serious, realistic
Plot: journalism, human spirit, bus, interracial relations, social differences, discrimination, racism, political corruption, civil rights movement, social decay, injustice, fighting the system ...
Time: 50s
Place: alabama, usa
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    User:   39%
 
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, serious, sincere, realistic, captivating ...
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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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: serious, thought provoking, realistic, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: politics, crime, 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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Kennedy
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 282 min.
Story: Biography of the 1961-1963 presidency of John F. Kennedy
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: government agency, white house, vietnam war, head of state, politics, americana, ambition, assassination, state affairs, kennedy family, leadership, rise and fall ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, dallas texas
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System:   45%
    User:   48%
 
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, school, legal action, legal investigation, idealism, interracial relations, racism, civil rights, racial segregation, courtroom drama ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: south carolina, usa, washington d.c.
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    User:   51%
 
Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones
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: serious, disturbing, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Plot: clergy, human spirit, palaces castles and temples, murder, racism, psychopath, religions or cults, poison, suicide, cult, commune, injustice ...
Time: 70s, year 1980
Place: africa
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System:   43%
    User:   49%
 
The Vernon Johns Story
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, interracial relations, racism, society, life is a bitch, clergy, workplace situations, injustice, fighting the system, heroes, hopes, military ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
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System:   43%
    User:   37%
 
The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover
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: serious, disturbing, realistic, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: government agency, head of state, ambition, dishonesty, law enforcement, society, state affairs, gangsters, gays and lesbians, social decay, politics, crimes ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: usa, california, chicago illinois, washington d.c.
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Margaret Thatcher: The Long Walk to Finchley
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
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System:   43%
    User:   46%
 
Gideon's Trumpet
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: True story of Clarence Gideon's fight to be appointed counsel at the expense of the state. This landmark case led to the Supreme Court's decision which extended this right to all criminal defendants.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: prison, legal action, courtroom drama, courtroom, false accusation, injustice, legal, society, dedicated lawyer, prison life, righting the wronged, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: florida, usa
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System:   42%
    User:   37%
 
The Burning Season: The Chico Mendes Story
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a Brazilian rubber tapper who leads his people in protest against government and developers, who want to cut down their part of the rainforest for a new road and ranch land. The rich and the powerful will stop at nothing, ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Plot: in the woods, rich and poor, farm, corporate crimes, political corruption, fighting the system, rebellion, society, leadership, human spirit, murder, price of justice ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 80s, 1950s
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System:   42%
    User:   41%
 
A Woman Called Golda
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 191 min.
Story: The story of the Russian-born, Wisconsin-raised woman who rose to become Israel's prime minister in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: head of state, leadership, rise to the top, politics, ambition, hopes, state affairs, human spirit, introspection, terminal illness, society, historical figure ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 60s, 70s, 1930s ...
Place: israel, middle east, usa, wisconsin, milwaukee wisconsin
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System:   41%
    User:   45%
 
The Last Mitterrand
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A young journalist (Lespert) helps the French President compile his memoirs.
Style: serious, realistic, talky, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: head of state, journalism, media, state affairs, betrayal, aging, rise and fall, idealism, obsession, haunted by the past, political intrigue, terminal illness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1995
Place: paris france
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System:   40%
    User:   44%
 

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The '60s
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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: tragic hero, rise and fall, rise to the top, human spirit, introspection, politics, ambition, disability, fighting the system, paralysis, hopes, head of state ...
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