Movies and TV shows like George Wallace

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George Wallace (1997)
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George Wallace (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
TV show
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, political, contemplative
Plot: racism, assassination attempt, civil rights, campaign, politics, life is a bitch, rise to the top, interracial relations, rebellion, injustice, legal, discrimination, society, ambition, head of state, assassination, conservative, dishonesty, state affairs, dedicated lawyer, bandit, student, religion, handicapped, university ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 50s, year 1972, year 1965, year 1963, 1950s ...
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 state affairs, society, politics, life is a bitch, racism, hopes and fighting the system mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like George Wallace: King (1978), The Rosa Parks Story (2002), Truman (1995), Selma (2014), Kennedy (1983). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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King (1978)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 271 min.
TV show
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, disturbing, thought provoking, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: civil rights, racism, assassination, discrimination, social differences, rebelliousness, political unrest, idealism, righting the wronged, religions or cults, injustice, fighting the system ...
Time: 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: thought provoking, uplifting, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: fighting the system, civil disobedience, civil rights movement, racism, social differences, rebellion, injustice, discrimination, human spirit, life is a bitch, legal, society ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1955
Place: alabama, usa
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89%
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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, sincere, captivating
Plot: world war two, soldier, politics, white house, world war one, presidential election, life is a bitch, military, dishonesty, leadership, heroes, ambition ...
Time: 50s
Place: asia, japan, usa, missouri
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82%
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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: serious, thought provoking, uplifting, sincere, factual ...
Plot: racism, justice, politics, righting the wronged, civil rights movement, civil rights, racial segregation, human spirit, idealism, african american, fighting the system, discrimination ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1965, year 1963, year 1964
Place: alabama, usa, boston, southern usa, birmingham alabama
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Kennedy (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 282 min.
TV show
Story: Biography of the 1961-1963 presidency of John F. Kennedy
Style: thought provoking, captivating, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: vietnam war, election, white house, civil rights, politics, assassination, kennedy family, administration, americana, democrat, nuclear threat, fight for supremacy ...
Time: 60s
Place: washington d.c., usa, dallas texas
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70%
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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: thought provoking, sincere, captivating, emotional, tense ...
Plot: racism, fighting the system, interracial relations, rebellion, life is a bitch, discrimination, parents and children, americana, teenage life, injustice, hopes, politics ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
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66%
Selma, Lord, Selma (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
TV show
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: uplifting, captivating, thought provoking, serious, realistic ...
Plot: interracial relations, racism, injustice, hopes, politics, uncover truth, life is a bitch, society, state affairs, coming of age, youth, social decay ...
Time: 60s, year 1965
Place: alabama, usa
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65%
Separate But Equal (1991)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 190 min.
TV show
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: realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking, talky ...
Plot: courtroom, legal, racism, interracial relations, civil rights, racial segregation, life is a bitch, state affairs, law enforcement, rivalry, legal investigation, rebellion ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, south carolina, new york, washington d.c.
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58%
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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: political, factual, realistic, tense, intense ...
Plot: politics, civil rights movement, racial issues, usa president, racism, presidential election, civil rights, prejudice, kennedy assassination, african american, vietnam war, election campaign ...
Time: 60s, year 1963
Place: texas, america, usa, vietnam, dallas texas ...
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58%
Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
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, sincere, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: assassination, life is a bitch, crimes, ambition, society, rise to the top, state affairs, dishonesty, politics, media, murder, human spirit ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1910s
Place: louisiana, usa
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57%
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I'll Fly Away (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, thought provoking, sincere, feel good ...
Plot: civil rights, district attorney, interracial relations, housekeeper, society, fighting the system, state affairs, politics, hopes, righting the wronged, social activist, housewife ...
Time: 50s, 60s
Place: southern usa, usa
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56%
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: captivating, realistic, sincere, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: rise to the top, ambition, politics, feminism, campaign, society, state affairs, head of state, election, strong female presence, british politics, british history ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: europe, england
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55%
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, serious, sincere, talky, contemplative
Plot: kennedy family, politics, rise to the top, introspection, family tradition, ambition, state affairs, society, crumbling marriage, head of state, americana, family life ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, texas
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54%
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: realistic, captivating, sincere, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: politics, head of state, campaign, state affairs, rise to the top, ambition, media, usa president, democratic party, senate, political candidate, first lady ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1940s, 1930s, year 1965 ...
Place: texas, usa, america, washington d.c., dallas texas
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50%
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, realistic, uplifting, captivating, talky ...
Plot: courtroom, racism, world war two, dedicated lawyer, against humanity, opposites attract, legal, sport, rebellion, soldier, fighting the system, ambition ...
Time: 1940s
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Fidel & Che (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 206 min.
Story: Fidel Castro rises to power in Cuba.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, tense
Plot: fidel castro, revolution, rebellion, fighting the system, politics, ambition, rise and fall, idealism, rebelliousness, political corruption, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: cuba, latin america
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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: thought provoking, captivating, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: politics, hospital, aids, hotshot lawyer, americana, terminal illness, political corruption, introspection, injustice, life is a bitch, state affairs, society ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 80s, 60s, year 1951 ...
Place: new york, usa
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46%
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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, thought provoking, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: civil rights, butler, u.s. president, white house, blacks and whites, racism, injustice, historical character, prejudice, president, segregation, racial discrimination ...
Time: 80s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., nashville tennessee, birmingham alabama, south africa ...
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46%
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Show Me a Hero (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: thought provoking, tense, captivating, serious, rough ...
Plot: politics, racism, society, crimes, state affairs, life is a bitch, interracial relations, lawsuit, mayor, murder, city council, workplace romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
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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: captivating, serious, talky, thought provoking, realistic
Plot: vietnam war, courtroom, injustice, righting the wronged, ambition, legal action, political unrest, against the odds, civil action, legal, rebellion, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1971
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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Pope John Paul II (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, Poland, USA
Duration: 201 min.
TV show
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: realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: bishop, church, assassination attempt, religion, human spirit, idealism, heroic mission, leadership, fighting the system, rebellion, clergy, political unrest ...
Place: vatican, poland, europe
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44%
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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, serious, realistic, thought provoking, talky ...
Plot: politics, ambition, leadership, rise to the top, friendship, betrayal, political intrigue, state affairs, dishonesty, political corruption, campaign, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 80s
Place: england, britain
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44%
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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: realistic, serious, thought provoking, touching, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, interracial relations, college, coming of age, discrimination, siblings relations, college life, bittersweet, society, opposites attract, lifestyle, media ...
Time: 50s
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: thought provoking, captivating, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: campaign, labor union, murder, union, election, workplace situations, vengeance, rebellion, life is a bitch, against humanity, dishonesty, politics ...
Time: 80s
Place: west virginia, usa
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43%
Roots: The Next Generations (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 840 min.
TV show
Story: The dramatization of Alex Haley's family line from post Civil War America to the writer's search for his roots.
Style: uplifting, thought provoking, captivating, touching, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, world war two, world war one, political unrest, racism, interracial relations, culture clash, american civil war, bittersweet, righting the wronged, injustice, discrimination ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 1910s, 1880s, 60s
Place: africa, usa, alabama, tennessee
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42%
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: captivating, thought provoking, disturbing, tense, realistic ...
Plot: labor union, interracial relations, injustice, rise to the top, ambition, fighting the system, life is a bitch, rebellion, journalism, workplace, dishonesty, society ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Loudest Voice (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: The rise and fall of Fox News founder Roger Ailes, focusing primarily on the past decade in which Ailes arguably became the Republican Party’s de facto leader, while flashing back to defining events in his life.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching
Plot: politics, husband wife relationship, impotence, infidelity, political corruption, ambition, fighting illness, political intrigue, state affairs, paranoia, corruption, sexual harassment ...
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The '60s (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 172 min.
TV show
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: captivating, realistic, serious, sincere, sentimental
Plot: hippie, vietnam war, culture clash, fighting the system, coming of age, summer of love, politician, rock music, protest, civil rights, drug abuse, vietnam veteran ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: woodstock, vietnam, usa, san francisco, los angeles ...
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41%
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Boycott (2001)
Genre: Drama, History
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: interracial relations, racism, civil rights movement, racial prejudice, protest, social activism, human spirit, discrimination, social differences, rebellion, fighting the system, courtroom drama ...
Time: 50s
Place: alabama, usa
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39%
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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: uplifting, realistic, sincere, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: politics, ambition, rise and fall, society, human spirit, rebellion, fighting the system, disability, introspection, hopes, life is a bitch, president ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: georgia, usa, new york state, florida, southern usa ...
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39%