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The Kitchen Toto (1987)
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The Kitchen Toto (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The son of a priest slain by the Mau Mau moves in with a police officer and his wife in 1950 Kenya.
Style: sincere, thought provoking, serious, biting, suspense, realistic, disturbing
Plot: youth, politics, family relations, racism, life is a bitch, interracial relations, graphic violence, family life, rebellion, discrimination, moral dilemma, danger, family problems, social differences, society, political unrest, coming of age, culture clash, state affairs, master and servant, domestic disturbance, power relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), murder, colonialism ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: africa, kenya

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, thought provoking and disturbing films with plots about society, life is a bitch, racism, interracial relations, injustice, state affairs and discrimination mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Kitchen Toto: Chocolate (1988), Bopha! (1993), Mandela and de Klerk (1997), The Bridges of Sarajevo (2014), White Water (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Chocolate (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, West Germany, Cameroon
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young French woman returns to the vast silence of West Africa to contemplate her childhood days in a colonial outpost in Cameroon. Her strongest memories are of the family's houseboy, Protee - a man of great nobility, intelligence and beauty ...
Style: touching, realistic, contemplative, thought provoking, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: interracial relations, racism, colonialism, coming of age, culture clash, jazz, parents and children, discrimination, social differences, family relations, power relations, imperialism ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, 80s
Place: africa, france, paris france
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95%
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Bopha! (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In this story of a black policeman during South African apartheid, Danny Glover plays the cop, who believes he's trying to help his people, even while serving as a pawn of the racist government. When his son gets involved in the anti-apartheid ...
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, thought provoking, emotional
Plot: racism, human spirit, idealism, parents and children, rebelliousness, moral dilemma, family life, discrimination, political unrest, life is a bitch, rebellion, family problems ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa, south africa
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74%
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: sincere, emotional, disturbing, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: racism, prison, discrimination, against humanity, fighting the system, congress, injustice, righting the wronged, false accusation, political unrest, hopes, rebellion ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 60s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Bridges of Sarajevo (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Switzerland, Italy, Portugal, Bulgaria, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Thirteen European directors explore the theme of Sarajevo; what this city has represented in European history over the past hundred years, and what Sarajevo stands for today in Europe. These eminent filmmakers of different generations and origins ...
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: haunted by the past, politics, life is a bitch, wartime life, society, state affairs, anti war, political unrest, archive footage, world war one, female director
Time: 20th century
Place: bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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
Plot: young heroes, missing child, life is a bitch, interracial relations, parents and children, society, racism, family relations, youth, discrimination, family problems, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Birdwatchers (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Brazil
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil, the present. When a young Guarani-Kaiowá woman commits suicide, Nádio leads his community to form a protest camp on the borders of a local farm that sits on their ancestral burial ground.
Style: serious, sincere, thought provoking, realistic
Plot: culture clash, rebellion, interracial relations, indians, teenage life, hopes, life is a bitch, fighting the system, dishonesty, injustice, power relations, social differences ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Kamchatka (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain, Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The movie show us how life was in Argentina for dissident people, in the seventies, under the military government.
Style: sincere, sentimental, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: family life, family in danger, life is a bitch, youth, confined, parents and children, political unrest, isolation, society, totalitarianism, parent child relationship, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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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52%
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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: disturbing, sincere, gloomy, tense, biting ...
Plot: racism, false accusation, small town, manipulation, political unrest, small town life, social differences, violence spree, social decay, interracial relations, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Last Supper (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Cuba
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A pious plantation owner attempts to teach Christianity to 12 of his slaves by inviting them to participate in a reenactment of the Last Supper.
Style: clever, witty, disturbing, suspense, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, rebellion, landlord, slavery, plantation, christianity, culture clash, interracial relations, satire, discrimination, rebelliousness, religions or cults ...
Time: 18th century
Place: cuba, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Stories of Our Lives (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Kenya, South Africa
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Created by the members of a Nairobi-based arts collective — who have removed their names from the film for fear of reprisal — this anthology film that dramatizes true-life stories from Kenya’s oppressed LGBTQ community is both a labour of love ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, stylized, contemplative
Plot: life is a bitch, society, discrimination, social misfits, lgbt, misfit, gays and lesbians, gender, vignette
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kenya, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.9
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Adanggaman (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Switzerland, Côte d'Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In West Africa during the late 17th century, King Adanggaman leads a war against his neighboring tribes, ordering his soldiers to torch enemy villages, kill the elderly and capture the healthy tribesmen to sell to the European slave traders. When ...
Style: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: social differences, heroes, politics, injustice, society, heroic mission, state affairs, village, slave trade, mother son relationship, village life, interracial relations ...
Time: 17th century
Place: africa, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.9
 1K
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: realistic, serious, captivating, sincere, thought provoking
Plot: discrimination, society, rebellion, teachers and students, politics, righting the wronged, lifestyle, fighting the system, rebelliousness, dedicated educator, against the odds, racism ...
Time: 60s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.8
 777
The New Man (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Sweden 1951. A new society is developing, a society where there is no room for the socially and mentally weak...
Style: thought provoking, emotional, bleak, disturbing, touching ...
Plot: society, pregnancy, mental illness, teenage life, youth, life is a bitch, confined, misfit, power relations, injustice, win over, mental institution ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Pinochet's Last Stand (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 77 min.
Story: In 1998 former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet visits Britain for medical treatment. On being tipped off, Amnesty International seize the chance to bring to justice a man they insist is guilty of multiple human rights violations. The newly-elected ...
Style: disturbing, atmospheric, realistic, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, extradition, rebellion, state affairs, legal, society, life is a bitch, dishonesty, against humanity, downfall, dictator, politician ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1998, 1990s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Let the Wind Blow (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A collegian in turbulent Mumbai attempts to improve his lifestyle.
Style: sincere, captivating, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: destiny, follow your dream, working class, rich and poor, political unrest, family relations, hopes, state affairs, youth, society, parents and children, social differences ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Silences of the Palace (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Tunisia, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The death of a prince brings a young woman back to the palace where she was born into servitude. The lingering legacy of the harem is brought into light from behind frosted windows and velvet curtains.
Style: bleak, thought provoking, contemplative, serious, realistic
Plot: master and servant, destiny, discrimination, unwanted pregnancy, parents and children, friendship, captivity, haunted by the past, politics, society, state affairs, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: tunisia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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The Nanny (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Rome, early 20th century: a wealthy psychiatrist, who runs an asylum for women and lacks imagination in his practice, must find a wet nurse for his infant when his wife panics after childbirth. He brings a peasant, Annette, to Rome, forcing her to ...
Style: realistic, psychological, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: nanny, dysfunctional family, social differences, power relations, family problems, parents and children, youth, down on your luck, master and servant, family relations, love and romance, family in crisis ...
Time: 20th century
Place: europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Panther (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Panther is a semi-historic film about the origins of The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. The movie spans about 3 years (1966-68) of the Black Panther's history in Oakland. Panther also uses historical footage (B/W) to emphasize some ...
Style: controversial, disturbing, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: racism, interracial relations, militant, black panthers, revolution, politics, state affairs, life is a bitch, fighting the system, dishonesty, crimes, rebellion ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, california, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Fringe Dwellers (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of an Aboriginal family's attempts to forge a new life for themselves within the segregated society. At the urging of headstrong teenager Trilby, the Comeaways relocate from their family camp, to a house in the main town.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: australian aboriginal, social differences, coming of age, society, misfit, love and romance, life is a bitch, youth, racism, family life, interracial relations, family relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 4.8
 517
Drop Squad (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Controversial film about an underground organization that kidnaps and 'deprograms' African Americans who sell out or deny their cultural heritage. Spike Lee is the Executive Producer.
Style: psychological, suspense, biting, realistic, serious
Plot: satire, social activism, advertising, life is a bitch, interracial relations, introspection, prison life, political corruption, moral dilemma, fighting the system, rebellion, politics ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
A World Apart (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Zimbabwe
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A White enclave in Johannesburg, South Africa, in the 1960s. Molly Roth, 13 years old, is the daughter of leftist parents, and she must piece together what's happening around her when her father disappears one night, barely evading arrest, and, ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, thought provoking, uplifting ...
Plot: family relations, injustice, political unrest, interracial relations, pursuit, johannesburg south africa, mother daughter relationship, apartheid, fighting the system, rebellion, life is a bitch, journalism ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1963
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Glassland (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In a desperate attempt to reunite his broken family, a young taxi driver becomes entangled in the criminal underworld.
Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, rough, bleak
Plot: dysfunctional family, moral dilemma, unlikely criminals, addiction, life is a bitch, family relations, youth, family in crisis, crimes, family problems, society
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.3
 485
The Negro (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A black teenager vandalizes a racist lawn ornament.
Style: sincere, disturbing, serious, tense, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, violence, uncover truth, interracial relations, police investigation, murder, vandalism, society, life is a bitch, law enforcement, crimes, countryside ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.4
 1K
Paris Trout (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Paris Trout is a vile Southern bigot. He owns a store and is a loanshark. He often sues people, and so his lawyer, Harry Seagraves, eventually meets Paris' wife Hannah. A former schoolteacher, she made the mistake of her life when she married ...
Style: disturbing, emotional, psychological, biting, realistic ...
Plot: racism, small town, nudity (full frontal - brief), family relations, murder, injustice, graphic violence, domestic disturbance, courtroom drama, small town life, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
...And the Earth Did Not Swallow Him (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Twelve-year-old Mexican-American Marcos (Jose Alcala) recalls the hardships of the previous year, reflecting on the arduous trek his migrant-worker family made from Texas to the Midwest during harvest season. Along the way, Marcos learns plenty ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: immigrants, coming of age, family relations, youth, life is a bitch, misfit, society, hopes, bittersweet, interracial relations, innocence lost, social differences ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: minnesota, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Olivier, Olivier (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Based on a true story. The story is set on the sweeping French countryside where Serge Duval (François Cluzet), a veterinarian, lives with his wife, Elisabeth (Brigitte Roüan) and their two young children. One day, their young son Olivier ...
Style: sexual, disturbing, gloomy, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: family relations, incest, missing child, siblings relations, family life, missing person, family problems, strong sexual content, profanity, parents and children, dysfunctional family, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: africa, france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%