Movies like The Rosa Parks Story

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The Rosa Parks Story (2002)
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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, emotional
Plot: fighting the system, civil disobedience, racism, rebellion, social differences, injustice, life is a bitch, human spirit, discrimination, legal, society, social activism, racial segregation, civil rights, civil rights movement, african american, legal action, hopes, strong female presence, americana, state affairs, female director, interracial relations, bus, racist ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1955
Place: alabama, usa

Most similar movies to The Rosa Parks Story

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, thought provoking and sincere films with plots about life is a bitch, society, fighting the system, racism, injustice, hopes and rebellion mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like The Rosa Parks Story: Malcolm X (1992), Freedom Song (2000), Boycott (2001), Selma (2014), The Least Among You (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Malcolm X (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 202 min.
Story: A tribute to the controversial black activist and leader of the struggle for black liberation. He hit bottom during his imprisonment in the '50s, he became a Black Muslim and then a leader in the Nation of Islam. His assassination in 1965 left ...
Style: epic, realistic, emotional, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: civil rights, racism, islam, police brutality, politics, fighting the system, tragic event, racial slur, african american, self discovery, police, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: usa, harlem, new york, africa, manhattan new york city ...
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100%
 7.3
 862
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, serious ...
Plot: racism, fighting the system, interracial relations, life is a bitch, rebellion, americana, teenage life, parents and children, hopes, society, politics, discrimination ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.2
 901
Boycott (2001)
Genre: Drama, History
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, realistic, serious, talky
Plot: interracial relations, racism, civil rights movement, social activism, protest, racial prejudice, discrimination, social differences, human spirit, fighting the system, rebellion, social decay ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.5
 89K
Selma (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: "Selma," as in Alabama, the place where segregation in the South was at its worst, leading to a march that ended in violence, forcing a famous statement by President Lyndon B. Johnson that ultimately led to the signing of the Civil Rights ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, sincere, uplifting, factual ...
Plot: racism, politics, righting the wronged, justice, civil rights, human spirit, racial segregation, idealism, african american, discrimination, americana, fighting the system ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1965, year 1964 ...
Place: alabama, usa, boston, birmingham alabama, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Vernon Johns Story (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1948, Johns served as the outspoken spiritual leader of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. Incensed at the racial injustice that pervaded the South, he was determined to fight for equality for all African Americans.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, realistic, serious, disturbing
Plot: church, racism, fighting the system, heroes, injustice, military, clergy, interracial relations, workplace situations, hopes, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A film about the early life of the baseball star in the army, particulary his court-martial for insubordination regarding segragation.
Style: clever, disturbing, sincere, contemplative, talky ...
Plot: racism, courtroom, world war two, military life, fighting the system, opposites attract, military, army investigation, ambition, hopes, courtroom drama, interracial relations ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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A Raisin in the Sun (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Dreams can make a life worth living, but they can also be dashed by bad decisions. This is the crossroads whare the Younger family find themselves when their father passes away and leaves them with $10,000 in life insurance money. Should they buy a ...
Style: emotional, sincere, sentimental, touching, uplifting ...
Plot: racism, family relations, discrimination, injustice, follow your dream, single parent, couple relations, parents and children, social differences, rich and poor, interracial relations, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Muhammad Ali’s historic Supreme Court battle from behind closed doors. When Ali was drafted into the Vietnam War at the height of his boxing career, his claim to conscientious objector status led to a controversial legal battle that rattled the ...
Style: serious, captivating, talky, thought provoking, realistic
Plot: vietnam war, against the odds, political unrest, courtroom, righting the wronged, injustice, ambition, legal action, hopes, rebellion, life is a bitch, legal ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1971
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.7
 1K
Heavens Fall (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Successful New York attorney Sam Leibowitz travels to the South in 1933 to defend nine young black men accused of raping two women on an Alabama freight train.
Style: serious, disturbing, sincere, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: false accusation, interracial relations, discrimination, injustice, dishonesty, racism, politics, journalism, power relations, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer, legal action ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: usa, new york, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 8.0
 385
King (1978)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 271 min.
TV show
Story: A 1978 TV miniseries about the career of Martin Luther King Jr. from his days as a Baptist minister in Atlanta in the early '50s until his assassination in 1968.
Style: sincere, disturbing, thought provoking, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: civil rights, racism, assassination, righting the wronged, religions or cults, injustice, life is a bitch, clergy, society, rebelliousness, political unrest, social differences ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 70s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: usa, memphis
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.6
 440
The Exonerated (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Six people tell their stories on a single subject - how they got wrongfully convicted to death penalty, but later got exonerated.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, suspenseful, based on true events
Plot: false accusation, racism, injustice, fighting the system, human spirit, courtroom drama, deadly, legal, rebellion, hopes, life is a bitch, society ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.2
 112K
The Butler (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A look at the life of Cecil Gaines who served eight presidents as the White House's head butler from 1952 to 1986, and had a unique front-row seat as political and racial history was made.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, uplifting, thought provoking ...
Plot: civil rights, white house, butler, u.s. president, blacks and whites, racism, injustice, historical character, prejudice, president, segregation, racial discrimination ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 50s, 60s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., birmingham alabama, nashville tennessee, united states ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.3
 288
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, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: prison, racism, solitary, prison life, against the rules, rebellion, confined, fighting the system, rebelliousness, price of justice, society, life is a bitch ...
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
A Cry for Help: The Tracey Thurman Story (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Tracy Thurman was married to a man who abused her. But he continues to harass her after she gets a restraining order, and the police do little to help. When he brutally beats her and slashes her throat in front of police, she sues the city and the ...
Style: rough, sincere, disturbing, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: legal, strong female presence, crimes, fighting the system, life is a bitch, legal action, society, domestic disturbance, woman in danger, courtroom drama, couple relations, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Harlan County War (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A Kentucky woman whose mine-worker husband is nearly killed in a cave-in, and whose father is slowly dying of black lung disease, joins the picket lines for a long, violent strike.
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, realistic, rough, captivating ...
Plot: rebellion, fighting the system, against the odds, price of justice, life is a bitch, ambition, legal, society, human spirit, working class, racism, human nature ...
Time: 70s
Place: kentucky, usa, appalachia, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.4
 3K
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
Plot: labor union, fighting the system, rebellion, working class, idealism, hopes, leadership, society, life is a bitch, social relations, migrant worker, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, california, arizona, yuma arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, murder, social differences, crimes, injustice, social decay, introspection, discrimination, society, life is a bitch, small town, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Burning Season: The Chico Mendes Story (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a Brazilian rubber tapper who leads his people in protest against government and developers, who want to cut down their part of the rainforest for a new road and ranch land. The rich and the powerful will stop at nothing, ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, sincere, rough ...
Plot: political corruption, forest, rebellion, state affairs, life is a bitch, rich and poor, corporate crimes, murder, price of justice, human spirit, legal, leadership ...
Time: 80s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Something the Lord Made (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A dramatization of the relationship between heart surgery pioneers Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas.
Style: serious, sincere, uplifting, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: interracial relations, prejudice, surgery, racism, human spirit, university, patient, medical, society, ambition, partners, talented ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: baltimore, usa, maryland, nashville tennessee, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.7
 1K
Fidel & Che (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 206 min.
Story: Fidel Castro rises to power in Cuba.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, tense
Plot: revolution, fidel castro, rebellion, idealism, rebelliousness, rise and fall, fighting the system, politics, ambition, political corruption, racism, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: cuba, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: emotional, disturbing, sincere, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: prison, racism, apartheid, discrimination, fighting the system, injustice, congress, righting the wronged, political unrest, false accusation, politics, heroes ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 70s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 5.5
 939
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: serious, suspenseful, thought provoking, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: racism, interracial relations, small town, assassination, life is a bitch, who done it, haunted by the past, golf, uncover truth, crimes, injustice, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 60s, 1960s
Place: south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, silent film
Plot: feminism, civil rights, injustice, fighting the system, political unrest, life is a bitch, state affairs, journalism, politics, human spirit, siblings relations, idealism ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1917, year 1912
Place: philadelphia, tennessee, virginia, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
A Private Matter (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The true story of Romper Room host "Miss Sherri" Finkbine, who, after the devastating effects of thalidomide were discovered in the early 1960s, sparked a firestorm of controversy with her determination to obtain an abortion.
Style: controversial, sincere, emotional, tense, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, pregnancy, courtroom drama, fighting the system, state affairs, legal, politics, racism, doctors and patients, social differences, against the odds, human spirit ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1962
Place: arizona, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Black and White (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Australia, 1958. When a nine year old white girl is found murdered, police are quick to arrest illiterate Aborigine, Max Stuart. Under interrogation Max admits to the killing and signs a statement that will send him to the gallows. With no Court of ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: crimes, hotshot lawyer, racism, illiteracy, injustice, social differences, false accusation, price of justice, courtroom drama, fighting the system, legal investigation, confined ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: australia, adelaide south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: sincere, uplifting, thought provoking, serious, realistic
Plot: social misfits, heroes, fighting the system, misfit, legal, life is a bitch, hopes, politics, state affairs, society, righting the wronged, injustice ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.4
 560
Jasper, Texas (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In 1998, three white men in the small town of Jasper, Texas, chained a black man to the back of their pickup truck and dragged him to his death. This film relates that story and how it affected all of the residents of the town, both black and white.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, sincere
Plot: racism, small town, social differences, social decay, investigation, fighting the system, african american, injustice, human spirit, murder, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s, 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Last Sentence (2012)
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: thought provoking, touching, serious, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: world war two, journalism, human spirit, political unrest, life is a bitch, fighting the system, fascism, rebelliousness, state affairs, media, hopes, righting the wronged ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 30s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%