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Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story (1996)
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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: 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, political activism, women's suffrage ...
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 serious, realistic, sincere and captivating films with plots about society, life is a bitch, hopes, state affairs, politics, fighting the system and idealism mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story: Billy: The Early Years (2008), Warm Springs (2005), The Least Among You (2009), Steal This Movie (2000), Luther (1974). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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
Plot: self discovery, life is a bitch, lifestyle, hopes, society, redemption, idealism, miraculous event, clergy, christianity, born again christian, doubt ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 30s, 20th century
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: uplifting, sentimental, sincere, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: politics, ambition, society, rise and fall, fighting the system, rebellion, human spirit, disability, life is a bitch, introspection, hopes, president ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 30s ...
Place: georgia, usa, florida, washington d.c., new york state ...
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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: captivating, touching, emotional, uplifting, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, human spirit, self discovery, against the odds, rebellion, social relations, hopes, clergy, student life, society, discrimination, youth ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 60s
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: sincere, uplifting, thought provoking, serious, realistic
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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: captivating, serious, suspenseful, sincere, realistic ...
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Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s, year 1968
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois, woodstock, pentagon ...
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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: contemplative, talky, realistic, serious
Plot: politics, church, hopes, clergy, life is a bitch, leadership, dishonesty, fighting the system, rebellion, society, state affairs, righting the wronged ...
Time: 16th century, 70s, 1500s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: uplifting, thought provoking, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: fighting the system, civil disobedience, racism, rebellion, social differences, injustice, human spirit, discrimination, life is a bitch, society, legal, social activism ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1955
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: thought provoking, captivating, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: assassination, life is a bitch, crimes, media, rise to the top, society, dishonesty, ambition, deadly, state affairs, politics, campaign ...
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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: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Plot: interracial relations, racism, fighting the system, wedding, marriage, interracial marriage, white male black female relationship, miscegenation, legal investigation, legal, society, rebellion ...
Time: 90s, 1960s, 60s
Place: virginia, usa, washington d.c., southern usa
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Luther (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
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Duration: 123 min.
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Style: uplifting, biblical, touching, sincere, intellectual ...
Plot: rebellion, politics, catholicism, clergy, christianity, sin, hypocrisy, human spirit, idealism, fighting the system, social decay, rebelliousness ...
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Explicit Ills (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
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Duration: 87 min.
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Style: emotional, touching, serious, uplifting, realistic ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2007
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Iron Jawed Angels (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
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Style: serious, sincere, captivating, realistic, silent film
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Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1917, year 1912
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Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
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Duration: 109 min.
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Style: realistic, captivating, touching, serious, factual
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Have No Fear: The Life of Pope John Paul II (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
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Style: serious, realistic, captivating
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Style: realistic, touching, emotional, inspirational, sentimental ...
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Style: uplifting, realistic, emotional, contemplative, captivating ...
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Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 145 min.
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Style: emotional, touching, serious, compassionate, realistic ...
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Style: serious, thought provoking, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
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49%
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I Am Michael (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The controversial true story of a gay activist who rejects his homosexuality and becomes a Christian pastor.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, ambiguous ending
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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, realistic, captivating, tense
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A Love Divided (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The dramatic true story of a marriage between a Catholic man and a Protestant woman in 1950's Ireland.
Style: touching, thought provoking, serious, realistic
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J. Edgar (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: As the face of law enforcement in America for almost 50 years, J. Edgar Hoover was feared and admired, reviled and revered. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, bleak, factual ...
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Time: 1920s, 20s, 1930s, 60s, 1940s ...
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