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Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story (1996)
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Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story (1996)
Original name: Entertaining Angels - The Dorothy Day Story
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 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: sincere, uplifting, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: politics, rich and poor, clergy, religions or cults, injustice, life is a bitch, journalism, self discovery, ambition, human spirit, hopes, urban ghetto life, discrimination, rise and fall, society, rise to the top, humble, idealism, downfall, social decay, state affairs, righting the wronged, urban ghetto, prison, dancing ...
Time: 90s, 1930s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, america

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and captivating films with plots about society, hopes, life is a bitch, state affairs, politics, fighting the system and rebellion mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story: Thérèse (2004), Billy: The Early Years (2008), Warm Springs (2005), The Least Among You (2009), Steal This Movie (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Thérèse (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
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, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: convent, saint, clergy, self discovery, human spirit, miraculous event, religions or cults, hopes, society, ambition, church, catholicism ...
Place: france, europe
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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: serious, realistic, captivating
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Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 40s
Place: north carolina
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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: realistic, uplifting, sentimental, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: politics, ambition, rise and fall, society, human spirit, fighting the system, rebellion, life is a bitch, hopes, disability, introspection, president ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 20s, 30s ...
Place: georgia, usa, washington d.c., new york state, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: sincere, thought provoking, uplifting, realistic, serious
Plot: fighting the system, state affairs, politics, hopes, society, legal, misfit, heroes, life is a bitch, social misfits, heroic mission, human spirit ...
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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: uplifting, captivating, touching, emotional, contemplative ...
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Time: contemporary, 60s, 21st century, 20th century
Place: california, usa
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Steal This Movie (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Five years after Yippie founder Abbie Hoffman goes underground to avoid a drug-related prison sentence, he contacts a reporter to get out the story of the FBI's covert spying, harassment and inciting of violence they then blame on the Left.
Style: serious, captivating, sincere, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: injustice, on the run, environmentalism, fighting the system, politics, state affairs, vietnam war, dishonesty, hidden identity, depression, justice, mental illness ...
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 151 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, sincere, tense
Plot: revolution, rebellion, idealism, rebelliousness, ambition, politics, rise and fall, fighting the system, political corruption, racism, political unrest, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century
Place: cuba, latin america
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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: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, emotional ...
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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: realistic, uplifting, thought provoking, serious, emotional
Plot: fighting the system, civil disobedience, rebellion, social differences, discrimination, human spirit, racism, injustice, society, legal, life is a bitch, social activism ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
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Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Time: 1930s, 1920s, 1910s, 30s, 20s
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, USA, Czech Republic, Italy
Duration: 123 min.
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Style: biblical, uplifting, touching, sincere, intellectual ...
Plot: rebellion, politics, catholicism, clergy, sin, hypocrisy, human spirit, idealism, against the odds, social decay, rebelliousness, fighting the system ...
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Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 128 min.
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Style: thought provoking, serious, sincere, uplifting, factual ...
Plot: racism, politics, righting the wronged, justice, civil rights, human spirit, idealism, african american, americana, discrimination, fighting the system, racial segregation ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1964, year 1963 ...
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62%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
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Style: serious, uplifting, emotional, touching, sincere ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Luther (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A man's view cause a rift between peasants and the church.
Style: talky, serious, realistic, contemplative
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Style: serious, realistic, captivating
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: serious, sincere, captivating, realistic, silent film
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54%
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Country: France
Duration: 116 min.
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Duration: 128 min.
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Rudy: The Rudy Giuliani Story (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
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51%
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Country: USA
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Style: realistic, serious, captivating, sincere, thought provoking
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Time: 20th century, 70s
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47%
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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.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, inspirational, sentimental ...
Plot: racism, teacher, african american, contests and competitions, debate, college, segregation, sheriff, family relations, poet, student, professor ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
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46%
In My Country (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Ireland, South Africa
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: thought provoking, emotional, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: journalism, interracial relations, politics, justice, apartheid, social decay, african american, discrimination, idealism, injustice, hopes, society ...
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46%
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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.
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Time: 50s
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45%
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Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
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High Roller: The Stu Ungar Story (2003)
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