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Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years (1999)
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Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tells the story of Sadie and Bessie Delany, two African-American (they preferred "colored") sisters who both lived past the age of 100. They grew up on a North Carolina college campus, the daughters of the first African-American Episcopal bishop, who was born a slave, and a woman with an inter-racial background. With the support of each other and their family, they survived encounters with racism and sexism in their own different ways. Sadie quietly and sweetly broke barriers to become the first African-American home-ec teacher in New York City, while Bessie, with her own brand of outspokenness, became the second African-American dentist in New York City. At the ages of 103 and 101, they told their story to Amy Hill Hearth, a white New York Times reporter who published an article about them. The overwhelming response launched a bestselling book, a Broadway play, and this film.
Style: gloomy, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: racism, interracial relations, discrimination, dentist, college, family relations, life is a bitch, journalism, society, lifestyle, college life, siblings relations, female director, love, slavery, train, sister sister relationship, fighting the system, african american, mother, father, feminist, segregation, flirting, black woman ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century
Place: new york, north carolina

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and touching films with plots about society, life is a bitch, interracial relations, racism, family relations, injustice and african american mostly in Drama and Family genres. Some movies like Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years: Heart of Dixie (1989), Spinning Into Butter (2007), Boycott (2001), Freedom Song (2000), King of the Gypsies (1978). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, touching, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming of age, college, racism, interracial relations, love and romance, society, opposites attract, youth, life is a bitch, bittersweet, hopes, media ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa
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Spinning Into Butter (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A hate crime on the campus of a New England college puts the school's dean (Parker) in a position where she has to examine her own feelings about race and prejudice, while maintaining her administration's politically correct policies.
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vermont, new england, usa, chicago illinois
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78%
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, touching, sincere, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, discrimination, injustice, slavery, interracial relations, hopes, americana, human spirit, idealism, social differences, redemption, righting the wronged ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 19th century, 1960s, 1860s
Place: southern usa, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Captive Heart: The James Mink Story (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: James Mink is a black man in Canada who has built a very successful livery business, and enjoys a white wife and a beautiful daughter, Mary. An excellent match is arranged with an American businessman, but when he takes his new wife Mary across the ...
Style: emotional, captivating, uplifting, realistic, serious
Plot: interracial relations, slavery, racism, society, chases and races, dishonesty, rescue, hidden identity, parents and children, family relations, human spirit, track down ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1800s
Place: virginia, 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: sincere, serious, realistic, talky
Plot: civil rights movement, interracial relations, racism, fighting the system, rebellion, human spirit, social differences, discrimination, life is a bitch, society, politics, journalism ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, alabama
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58%
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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, realistic ...
Plot: racism, fighting the system, interracial relations, life is a bitch, rebellion, teenage life, parents and children, injustice, society, hopes, politics, americana ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
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King of the Gypsies (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Zharko, leader of the Romanis in NYC, passes his position of leadership on to his unwilling grandson, Dave, leading to infighting between Dave and his father.
Style: gloomy, emotional, psychological, realistic, serious
Plot: family relations, inheritance, gypsy, interracial relations, legends and myths, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, head of state, physical appearance, parents and children, defiant, estrangement ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york
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Sudie and Simpson (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A television movie about the friendship that develops between a young white girl and an older black man in a racist, rural Georgia town during the 1940s.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: interracial relations, friendship, racism, false accusation, small town, friends, family relations, society, youth, opposites attract, life is a bitch, coming of age ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
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53%
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Ironweed (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Albany, New York, Halloween, 1938. Francis Phelan and Helen Archer are bums, back in their birth city. She was a singer on the radio, he a major league pitcher. Death surrounds them: she's sick, a pal has cancer, he digs graves at the cemetery ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, redemption, couple relations, mental illness, buddies, life is a bitch, best friends, parents and children, human nature, rich and poor, family relations, twists & turns ...
Time: 1900s, 1930s, 1910s, 20th century, 30s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Timepiece (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in the 1940's, James Earl Jones as an an old clockmaker faces racism and is tried for murder when the racist is killed. However, Kevin Kilner comes forward and claims to have commmitted the crime in self defense. All the while, ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: racism, self defense, family relations, murder, faith, society, life is a bitch, dishonesty, family life, false accusation, interracial relations, christmas ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
A Raisin in the Sun (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Walter Lee Younger is a young man struggling with his station in life. Sharing a tiny apartment with his wife, son, sister and mother, he seems like an imprisoned man. Until, that is, the family gets an unexpected financial windfall...
Style: touching, thought provoking, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: racism, working class, medical school, family relations, neighborhood, apartment, urban setting, housewife, racial prejudice, racial tension, racial segregation, african american ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, nigeria, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
A Gathering of Old Men (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A regular day in a Louisiana sugarcane plantation changes course when a local white farmer is shot in self defense. A group of old, black men takes a courageous step by coming forward en masse to take responsibility for the killing of a white ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, contemplative, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, fighting the system, dedicated lawyer, golden years, life is a bitch, friendship, americana, false accusation, discrimination, interracial relations, legal, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: louisiana, usa
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45%
Blood Done Sign My Name (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A drama based on the true story in which a black Vietnam-era veteran is allegedly murdered by a local white businessman who is later exonerated. The plot focuses on the role of a local high school teacher and the civil unrest that followed the ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: murder, racism, social differences, introspection, discrimination, social decay, crimes, life is a bitch, society, injustice, small town, arson ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: north carolina, usa
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White Water (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: White Water is the story of a 7 year-old black kid in segregated 1963 Opelika, Alabama who becomes obsessed with the desire to taste the water from the "white's only" drinking fountain and sets out on a quest to do the unthinkable: ...
Style: touching, serious, suspenseful, sentimental, realistic
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Place: usa, alabama
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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, realistic, captivating, touching
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Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
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Ragtime (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
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Style: clever, controversial, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: racism, vandalism, siege, firefighter, american dream, piano, pianist, racial injustice, jazz, nudity (full frontal - brief), fighting the system, urban ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s, 20th century, 90s, 1930s ...
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The Sweetest Gift (1998)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two neighboring families in Florida, one black and one white, struggle with the problems of race, poverty, prejudice, and absent fathers, as their children become friends over the course of one summer and fall.
Style: touching, feel good, emotional, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: interracial relations, friendship, family relations, youth, friends, injustice, society, life is a bitch, family, discrimination, racism, black family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Decoration Day (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A cantankerous widower (Garner) who is virtually living the life of a recluse is forced to rejoin his community when his Godchild (Skaggs) gets in trouble and a childhood friend (Cobbs), a black tenant farmer, refuses to belatedly accept a ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, contemplative, realistic, serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Nightjohn (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Charles Burnett directs this movie about John, a man of many talents, including one forbidden skill: he can read. When he teaches a young slave girl named Sarny to read and write, she learns an unforgettable lesson about the power of words and the ...
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, sentimental, uplifting ...
Plot: fighting the system, literacy, reading, slave, plantation, teaching, americana, against the odds, human spirit, life is a bitch, society, hopes ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
10,000 Black Men Named George (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: disturbing, captivating, thought provoking, tense, contemplative ...
Plot: labor union, interracial relations, fighting the system, ambition, rise to the top, injustice, social decay, life is a bitch, journalism, rebellion, society, workplace ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20s, 30s
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38%
The Sky Is Gray (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Drama - From Ernest J. Gaines, author of "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman," comes a deceptively simple, yet emotionally complex tale of a young boy's discovery of what it's like to be black in Louisiana during the ...
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, thought provoking, uplifting ...
Plot: racism, life is a bitch, society, injustice, family relations, bittersweet, parents and children, interracial relations, dentist, toothache, segregation, poverty ...
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37%
A Raisin in the Sun (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Dreams can make a life worth living, but they can also be dashed by bad decisions. This is the crossroads whare the Younger family find themselves when their father passes away and leaves them with $10,000 in life insurance money. Should they buy a ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, emotional, touching, serious ...
Plot: racism, family relations, discrimination, injustice, parents and children, couple relations, social differences, rich and poor, follow your dream, single parent, interracial relations, racial discrimination ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
We Were the Mulvaneys (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
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Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, gloomy ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A look at the trials and tribulations of The Compson siblings, living in the deep south during the early part of the 20th century.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, gloomy, captivating
Plot: family relations, family, parents and children, downfall, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, family life, family in crisis, life is a bitch, family problems, unfulfillment, disintegration ...
Time: 1910s, 30s, 20th century, 20s, 1920s ...
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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I Will Follow (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
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Style: serious, emotional, realistic, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: relationship vs career, life turned upside down, couples, dull life, estrangement, interracial relations, single parent, family relations, society, supportive spouse, doctors and patients, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Riding the Bus with My Sister (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman spends time with her developmental disabled sister after the death of their father.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, serious, cult film
Plot: mentally challenged, lifestyle, dysfunctional family, family life, family relations, couples, family problems, disability, misfit, love and romance, siblings relations, bus ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Party Never Stops: Diary of a Binge Drinker (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A promising track star, 18 year old Jesse Brenner struggles with binge drinking during her freshman year of college.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: college, family relations, lifestyle, life is a bitch, best friends, youth, college life, parents and children, alcohol abuse, underage drinking, strong female presence, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Our America (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The true story of two African-American teen radio reporters and their documentary investigation of a notorious child murder.
Style: rough, emotional, realistic, serious, controversial ...
Plot: journalism, murder, juvenile delinquency, uncover truth, teenage life, social decay, hopes, idealism, racism, human spirit, society, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Deep in My Heart (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In this made-for-tv movie, an adopted woman decides to find her birth mother. Her search leads her to a shocking discovery that she has to face and why her upbringing was not an easy one.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: adoption, interracial relations, strong female presence, family problems, family relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, life is a bitch, society, female director, interracial rape, mixed race ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
All the Way Home (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: emotional, sentimental, gloomy, touching, serious ...
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Time: 1910s, 1900s
Place: tennessee, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%