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Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story (1996)
Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: "Entertaining Angels" is an interesting title for this movie about the 1920's and 30's social activist, Dorothy Day, for it can be regarded that what this woman did, sometimes single-handedly, always controversially, in her fight against social injustice would, indeed, be wonderful entertainment for angels... or it could mean that her work was for the benefit of the 'angels' at the bottom of the social ladder for whom she fought daily against those who would hold them down... this included her work as a suffregette. However it is meant, this film captures much of the real-life drama that took place on big city streets, and of the very personal trials which eventually led her to convert to roman Catholicism, and a dedication to helping the poor.
Style: political, sincere, uplifting, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: catholic, christian, political activism, liberation theology, journalist, newspaper, social activism, women's suffrage, politics, rich and poor, human spirit, life is a bitch, rise to the top, journalism, injustice, self discovery, discrimination, society, ambition, rise and fall, clergy, humble, idealism, social decay, downfall ...
Time: 90s, 1930s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, america, united states of america

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, sincere and captivating films with plots about society, hopes, life is a bitch, state affairs, fighting the system, politics and human spirit mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story: Luther (1974), Billy: The Early Years (2008), Mother Teresa (2003), The Least Among You (2009), Faustina (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Luther (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A man's view cause a rift between peasants and the church.
Style: serious, realistic, talky, contemplative
Plot: reformation, church, christian, faith, supernatural, politics, state affairs, fighting the system, human spirit, hopes, clergy, rebelliousness ...
Time: 16th century, 70s
Place: germany
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Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: uplifting, thought provoking, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: homeless, heroic mission, power relations, injustice, righting the wronged, campaign, hopes, social misfits, state affairs, heroes, legal, misfit ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington d.c.
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Billy: The Early Years (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Most of us know Billy Graham as the self-assured and charismatic preacher who became one of the most important figures of 20th Century Christianity. Now, with the release of Billy: The Early Years, we meet Billy as the earnest and promising young ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, christian film
Plot: christianity, faith, christian, self discovery, life is a bitch, redemption, lifestyle, society, idealism, hopes, clergy, miraculous event ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: north carolina
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Mother Teresa (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Spain, UK, Italy
Duration: 180 min.
Story: The inspirational portrayal of Mother Teresa, a simple nun who became one of the most significant personalities of the 20th Century. Armed with a faith that could move mountains, Mother Teresa followed her calling to help the poor, the lepers, the ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: human spirit, nun, charity, against the odds, clergy, prodigy, hopes, tragic hero, religions or cults, society, catholic, religion ...
Time: 20th century
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The Least Among You (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Black college graduate Richard Kelly reluctantly accepts a plea bargain requiring him to spend two semesters at an all-white seminary after he's wrongly accused of crimes committed during the 1965 Watts riots. Facing bigotry on all sides, ...
Style: emotional, uplifting, captivating, touching, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, human spirit, against the odds, self discovery, rebellion, social relations, life is a bitch, student life, hopes, youth, leadership, discrimination ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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Faustina (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 73 min.
Story: The Life of saint Maria Faustyna Kowalska, a Polish Nun.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Plot: catholic, christian, saint, convent, clergy, supernatural ability, society, hopes, family relations, religions or cults, church, religion ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s
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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, political ...
Plot: president, politics, disability, ambition, rise and fall, society, rebellion, fighting the system, human spirit, hopes, introspection, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: georgia, usa, florida, washington d.c., southern usa ...
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Cinderella Man (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: The true story of boxer, Jim Braddock who, in the 1920’s after his retirement, has a surprise comeback in order to get him and his family out of a socially poor state.
Style: touching, inspirational, emotional, motivational, sentimental ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, manly
Plot: boxing, sport, human spirit, underdog, great depression, athlete's life, poverty, fight, boxer, depression, financial problem, family bonds ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, year 1935
Place: new jersey, netherlands, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
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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, gothic ...
Plot: african american, civil rights movement, racism, civil rights, fighting the system, civil disobedience, racial segregation, rebellion, social differences, injustice, human spirit, society ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1955
Place: alabama, usa
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Thérèse (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, History
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The mesmerizing story of a young girl's romance with God. Her faith, trials, and sacrifices reveal a way of life based on love and simplicity. A contemplative film based on the true story of Saint Therese of Lisieux, the most popular saint of ...
Style: uplifting, emotional, realistic, spiritual, stylized ...
Plot: saint, human spirit, nun, convent, catholic, self discovery, clergy, miraculous event, religions or cults, hopes, society, ambition ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
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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: political, uplifting, thought provoking, realistic, serious ...
Plot: interracial relations, white male black female relationship, interracial love, racism, civil rights, love, interracial couple, interracial romance, interracial marriage, marriage, relationships, racial issues ...
Time: 90s, 60s
Place: africa, virginia, usa, southern usa, washington d.c.
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The Last Mitterrand (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A young journalist (Lespert) helps the French President compile his memoirs.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, thought provoking, talky ...
Plot: head of state, state affairs, journalism, betrayal, elderly, political intrigue, rise and fall, ambition, obsession, dishonesty, aging, media ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1995
Place: paris france, france
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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: political, sincere, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: world war two, world war one, politics, usa president, president, korean war, intrigue, american politics, war, presidential election, soldier, white house ...
Time: 1920s, 50s
Place: usa, japan, missouri, asia
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Renowned journalist Torgny Segerstedt declares war against Hitler as he criticizes Swedish politicians who tried to look away from the tyranny of the Nazis with the good excuse of “neutralism”. His only weapon is his pen and his life is full of ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, touching, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: world war two, journalism, life is a bitch, human spirit, fighting the system, political unrest, fascism, rebelliousness, righting the wronged, hopes, idealism, media ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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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, tense, sincere, edutainment
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Steal This Movie (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
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Style: melancholic, talky, stylized, serious, captivating ...
Plot: politics, fighting the system, depression, justice, conspiracy, revolution, mental illness, injustice, conspiracy theory, on the run, drug abuse, environmentalism ...
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
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Style: disturbing, depressing, emotional, compassionate, factual ...
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: sincere, captivating, psychological, touching, realistic ...
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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: political, serious, realistic, disturbing, sincere ...
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Time: 1930s, 1910s, 1920s
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A Love Divided (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, touching
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The Great Debaters (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The true story of a brilliant but politically radical debate team coach who uses the power of words to transform a group of underdog African American college students into an historical powerhouse that took on the Harvard elite.
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Country: USA, UK
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Style: inspirational, emotional, political, talky, factual ...
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Plot: slavery, politics, christian, friendship, freedom, corruption, civil rights, politician, slave trade, culture clash, justice, civil war ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s, 50s, georgian era ...
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Explicit Ills (2008)
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Iron Jawed Angels (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Defiant young activists take the women's suffrage movement by storm, putting their lives at risk to help American women win the right to vote.
Style: serious, sincere, captivating, realistic, sexual ...
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Luther (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, USA, Czech Republic, Italy
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Style: uplifting, political, sincere, touching, intellectual ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 1930s, 16th century
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Belgium, Netherlands, Australia
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Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, sincere ...
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Bethune: The Making of a Hero (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Canada, China, France
Duration: 168 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, epic, exciting ...
Plot: fascism, military, evacuation, politics, world war two, human spirit, japanese history, hopes, idealism, rebellion, media, revolution ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, pre world war two
Place: china, spain, asia, russia, madrid ...
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Angela's Ashes (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 145 min.
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Style: emotional, touching, compassionate, sad, serious ...
Plot: poverty, life is a bitch, ira, injustice, family relations, irish, youth, parents and children, depression, children, society, human nature ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1935
Place: ireland, new york, brooklyn new york city, england, boston ...
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Cesar Chavez (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A biography of the civil-rights activist and labor organizer Cesar Chavez. Chronicling the birth of a modern American labour movement, Cesar Chavez tells the story of the famed civil rights leader and labour organiser torn between his duties as a ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, realistic, political ...
Plot: fighting the system, rebellion, idealism, hopes, leadership, working class, civil rights, life is a bitch, society, social relations, labor union, migrant worker ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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Rudy: The Rudy Giuliani Story (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Biographic movie of the witty, overachieving, hot-tempered Rudy Giuliani, spanning from his rising days as a New York district attorney in the early 1980s to his marriage to part-time actress Donna Hanover, to his candidacy for mayor of New York ...
Style: sincere, uplifting, serious, realistic
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