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Pressure Point (1962)
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Pressure Point (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An African-American prison psychiatrist (Sidney Poitier) finds the boundaries of his professionalism sorely tested when he must counsel a disturbed inmate (Bobby Darin) with bigoted Nazi tendencies.
Style: psychological, sincere, thought provoking, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: prison, world war two, psychopath, interracial relations, psychiatrist, nightmare, teenage life, confined, racism, prison life, mental illness, human spirit, mentally unstable, hopes, haunted by the past, society, rebelliousness, losing-it hero, doctors and patients, idealism, escape, kids in trouble, power relations, money, jewish ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942, 40s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, harlem, madison square garden manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and thought provoking films with plots about society, life is a bitch, family relations, hopes, interracial relations, friendship and racism mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Pressure Point: A Lesson Before Dying (1999), Black August (2007), Mandela and de Klerk (1997), America (2009), The Secret Life of Bees (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Lesson Before Dying (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the 1940's South, an African-American man is wrongly accused of the killing a a white store owner. In his defense, his white attorney equates him with a lowly hog, to indicate that he didn't have the sense to know what he was doing. ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: politics, racism, interracial relations, false accusation, prison, aunt, redemption, death row, legal, rebellion, juvenile delinquency, youth ...
Time: 1940s
Place: usa
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Black August (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The last 14 months of George Jackson's life was an existence under subjective and objective conditions in California's industrial prison complex. George Jackson would spend 11 years in jail (7 of which were in solitary confinement) for a ...
Style: thought provoking, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: prison, racism, solitary, prison life, confined, rebellion, fighting the system, against the rules, injustice, militant, rebelliousness, price of justice ...
Place: california, usa
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90%
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: realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: prison, racism, apartheid, discrimination, political unrest, false accusation, heroes, hopes, against humanity, fighting the system, state affairs, politics ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 60s
Place: south africa, africa
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88%
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America (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In "America," Dr. Maureen Brennan, a psychiatrist at a youth treatment center, encounters her newest patient, a bi-racial boy named America. Through their sessions, Dr. Brennan helps America come to terms with his roller-coaster life, ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, sincere, psychological
Plot: youth, human spirit, custody, teenage life, mental illness, sexual abuse, doctors and patients, family in crisis, healing power, family problems, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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The Secret Life of Bees (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Set in South Carolina in 1964, this is the tale of Lily Owens a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother. To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father, Lily flees with Rosaleen, her caregiver and only ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, emotional, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: civil rights, racism, friendship, teenage life, interracial relations, haunted by the past, family relations, african american, social differences, teaching the ways of the world, parents and children, blacks and whites ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: south carolina, usa
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83%
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K-11 (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Raymond Saxx Jr., a powerful record producer, wakes from a drug-induced blackout to find himself locked up and classified "K-11." Plunged into a nightmarish world ruled by a transsexual diva named Mousey, Raymond is truly a fish out of ...
Style: psychological, serious, rough, bleak, tense ...
Plot: prison life, prison, transsexual, confined, fish out of water, hopes, gender, violence, power relations, misfit, gays and lesbians, sex maniac ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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82%
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The Believer (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A hardcore American racist skinhead who, because of his intelligence, leads a gang dedicated to fighting the enemy: the supposed American-Jewish conspiracy for domination. However, he's hiding a secret: he's Jewish-born, a brilliant ...
Style: disturbing, emotional, realistic, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: skinhead, judaism, racism, anti semitism, hate, nazism, identity crisis, bomb, anger, introspection, neo nazi, gang ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, usa, israel, argentina, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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Jailbait (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Randy commits a crime that would normally get him probation and a hefty fine, but in the "three-strikes" world of justice, he finds himself locked up for 25 years. His cellmate Jake is a congenial yet remorseless lifer who casually informs ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: prison, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, prison life, power relations, confined, fighting the system, going straight, murder, false accusation, sexual abuse, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
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82%
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Waking Madison (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A woman suffering from multiple personality disorder tries to piece back together her life.
Style: twists and turns, psychological, suspenseful, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: mental illness, dissociative identity disorder, mentally unstable, confined, power relations, doctors and patients, dominatrix, psychiatrist, dishonesty, family relations, friendship, phone sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans
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79%
A Storm in Summer (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set in 1969, Abel Shaddick, a crotchety deli owner, has a grudge against virtually everyone in his upstate New York town of Fairview, particularly against his slacker nephew Stanley who lives behind the shop. Without telling his uncle, Stanley ...
Style: touching, sincere, uplifting, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: uncle nephew relationship, racism, interracial relations, friendship, odd couple, society, golden years, family life, charity, family relations, friends, couples ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: While serving time for insanity at a state mental hospital, implacable rabble-rouser, Randle Patrick McMurphy inspires his fellow patients to rebel against the authoritarian rule of head nurse, Mildred Ratched.
Style: psychological, tragicomedy, dramatic, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: mental institution, human spirit, fighting the system, freedom, insanity, unlikely friendships, nurse, mental illness, dehumanization, escaped mental patient, doctors and patients, self control ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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The Chosen (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Chosen follows the story of two teenage boys determined to remain friends despite the deep differences between their two families. Set in New York during the 1940s, this provocative film follows the son of an orthodox rabbi and the son of a ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, dramatic, thought provoking ...
Plot: friendship, chosen one, culture clash, coming of age, society, youth, clergy, teenage life, parents and children, interracial relations, family relations, friends ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, israel, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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, serious, realistic, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: racism, family relations, medical school, working class, neighborhood, racial prejudice, housewife, racial tension, racial segregation, urban setting, family problems, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, africa, nigeria
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78%
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White Oleander (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A teenager journeys through a series of foster homes after her mother goes to prison for committing a crime of passion.
Style: emotional, disturbing, touching, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: mother daughter relationship, women's prison, teenage life, bad mother, coming of age, family relations, murder, crimes, foster home, parents and children, custody, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california, nova scotia, mexico
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76%
To Sir, with Love II (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Mark Thackeray (Poitier) is a West Indian, who in the 1967 film had taken teaching in a London East End school. He spent twenty years teaching and ten in administrative roles. He has taught the children of his former pupils, but is now retiring.
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: high school, teacher, juvenile delinquency, idealism, high school life, city life, interracial relations, teenage life, urban ghetto life, teachers and students, bad attitude, urban ghetto ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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75%
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: thought provoking, uplifting, realistic, serious, touching ...
Plot: interracial relations, racism, false accusation, small town, friendship, family relations, social relations, friends, injustice, life is a bitch, society, coming of age ...
Time: 1940s
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
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75%
The Memory Thief (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Los Angeles tollbooth clerk becomes obsessed with the Holocaust after meeting a survivor.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, disturbing, mind bending ...
Plot: holocaust, mental illness, losing-it hero, haunted by the past, obsession, society, life is a bitch, elderly, dull life, human nature, anti semitism, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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74%
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Hello Herman (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in the not so distant future, in Any Town USA, sixteen year old Herman Howards makes a fateful decision. He enters his suburban school and kills thirty nine students, two teachers, and a police officer. Just before his arrest he emails his idol, ...
Style: psychological, thought provoking, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: school shooting, teenage life, social relations, haunted by the past, high school life, youth, losing-it hero, loneliness, social misfits, murder, misfit, high school ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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The United States of Leland (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A withdrawn young man, Leland Fitzgerald is imprisoned for the murder of a mentally disabled boy, who also happened to be the brother of his girlfriend, Becky. As the community struggles to deal with the killing, Pearl Madison, a teacher at the ...
Style: meditative, psychological, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, teacher, dysfunctional family, family relations, prison, theft, crimes, investigation, prison life, parents and children, life is a bitch, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, italy, los angeles, paris france, california ...
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73%
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, ...
Style: captivating, clever, touching, inspirational, uplifting ...
Plot: prison, prison escape, human spirit, false accusation, freedom, hopes, prison life, powerful ending, life is a bitch, existentialism, life sentence, justice ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 60s, 50s, year 1949 ...
Place: usa, maine, pacific ocean, mexico
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72%
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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: sincere, touching, sentimental, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, golden years, society, opposites attract, hopes, friendship, introspection, human nature, interracial relations, couples, family relations, friends ...
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72%
Everyday People (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The closing of a local restaurant concerns a number of employees who've dedicated their lives to the eatery
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: workplace romance, restaurant, interracial relations, fighting the system, workplace, social differences, power relations, social relations, family relations, society, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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72%
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: thought provoking, uplifting, touching, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: injustice, family relations, bittersweet, interracial relations, racism, parents and children, life is a bitch, society, african american, dentist, dignity, poverty ...
Time: 1940s
Place: louisiana
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71%
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The Saint of Fort Washington (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Matthew, a young schizophrenic, finds himself out on the street when a slumlord tears down his apartment building. Soon, he finds himself in even more dire straits, when he is threatened by Little Leroy, a thug who is one of the tough denizens of ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: mental illness, friendship, interracial relations, homelessness, schizophrenia, photographer, urban ghetto, family relations, healing power, injustice, friends, social misfits ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, boston, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere, thought provoking
Plot: politics, discrimination, society, rebellion, lifestyle, righting the wronged, teachers and students, fighting the system, dedicated educator, rebelliousness, high school, injustice ...
Time: 60s, year 1968, year 1969
Place: los angeles, california, usa, malibu california
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71%
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Gospel Hill (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Gospel Hill tells the intersecting story of two men in the fictional South Carolina town of Julia. Danny Glover plays John Malcolm, the son of a slain civil rights activist. Jack Herrod (Tom Bower) is the former sheriff who never got to the bottom ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, suspenseful, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: racism, interracial relations, small town, haunted by the past, who done it, assassination, life is a bitch, golf, injustice, uncover truth, society, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 2000s
Place: south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Man Push Cart (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Every night while the city sleeps, Ahmad, a former Pakistani rock star turned immigrant, drags his heavy cart along the streets of New York. And every morning, he sells coffee and donuts to a city he cannot call his own. One day, however,the pattern ...
Style: serious, sincere, touching, realistic
Plot: immigrants, loneliness, society, hopes, rich and poor, haunted by the past, city life, fall in love, survival, sadness, friendship, money ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city ...
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71%
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Everyday (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: This film charts the relationship between a man imprisoned for drug smuggling and his wife and is being shot over the course of five years, a few weeks at a time.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: parents and children, confined, life is a bitch, family relations, couples, hopes, prison, drug smuggling, husband wife relationship, society, prison life, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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: thought provoking, sincere, captivating, emotional, tense ...
Plot: racism, fighting the system, interracial relations, rebellion, life is a bitch, injustice, discrimination, parents and children, americana, teenage life, hopes, politics ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Leo (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young mother is plagued by a tragic mistake and alienates her little boy. A brilliant writer is released from prison after serving a 15-year sentence and begins working at Vic's Diner. Their stories converge when the man must overcome ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, captivating
Plot: infidelity, released from prison, prison, going straight, redemption, family problems, love affair, prison life, life is a bitch, confined, husband wife relationship, diner ...
Time: contemporary, 60s
Place: mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%