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Ruby Bridges (1998)
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Ruby Bridges (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
TV show
Story: The true story of Ruby Bridges, an African-American girl who, in 1960 at age 6, helped to integrate the all-white schools of New Orleans. Although she was the only black girl to come to the school she was sent to, (and since all the white mothers pulled their children out of class, she was the only one there, period), and though she faced a crowd of angry white citizens every day, she emerged unscathed, physically or emotionally. Encouraged by her teacher, a white woman from the North named Barbara Henry, and her mother, Lucille, and with her own quiet strength, she eventually broke down a century-old barrier forever, a pivotal moment in the civil-rights movement
Style: sincere, thought provoking, touching, uplifting, feel good, serious, emotional, realistic, contemplative
Plot: school, racism, interracial relations, youth, teachers and students, beach, injustice, life is a bitch, student life, ambition, human spirit, hopes, urban ghetto life, discrimination, high school life, society, lifestyle, high school, social decay, dedicated educator, power relations, urban ghetto, female director, teacher, family relations ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and touching films and TV series with plots about youth, hopes, society, power relations, family relations, racism and interracial relations mostly in Drama, Family and Comedy genres. Some movies like Ruby Bridges: Selma, Lord, Selma (1999), The Miracle Worker (2000), Conrack (1974), Perfect Harmony (1991), Knights of the South Bronx (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Selma, Lord, Selma (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
TV show
Story: In 1965 Alabama, an 11 year old girl (Jurnee Smollett) is touched by a speech by Martin Luther King, Jr. (Clifton Powell) and becomes a devout follower. But her resolution is tested when she joins others in the famed march from Selma to Montgomery. ...
Style: contemplative, captivating, thought provoking, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: interracial relations, racism, life is a bitch, coming of age, society, youth, hopes, politics, human spirit, discrimination, social decay, uncover truth ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1965
Place: alabama, usa
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The Miracle Worker (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
TV show
Story: Devoted teacher Anne Sullivan (Alison Elliott) leads deaf, blind and mute Helen Keller (Hallie Kate Eisenberg) out of solitude and helps integrate her into the world.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: mute or deaf, disability, human spirit, dedicated educator, blindness and impaired vision, teachers and students, lifestyle, teacher student relationship, youth, misfit, family, hopes ...
Time: 90s
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68%
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Conrack (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A young, white teacher is assigned to an isolated island off the coast of South Carolina populated mostly by poor black families. He finds that the basically illiterate, neglected children there know so little of the world outside their island.
Style: uplifting, thought provoking, sincere, touching, feel good ...
Plot: school, island, interracial relations, family relations, teacher, racism, teachers and students, human spirit, culture clash, college life, high school life, college ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, year 1969, 1960s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Perfect Harmony (1991)
Genre: Drama, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: During the 1950s, a private school in the south undergoes racial tension as it experiences desegregation. Can a love of music help ease the pain?
Style: serious, realistic, uplifting, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: coming of age, racism, interracial relations, friendship, youth, dedicated educator, friends, social relations, discrimination, high school, society, lifestyle ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Knights of the South Bronx (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A business man decides that he wants to teach school in the inner city and chooses a tough school in the South Bronx. He teaches the children how to play the game of chess, and along the way they learn a lot about life.
Style: uplifting, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: chess, school, misfit, youth, elementary school, lifestyle, teachers and students, hardcase students, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, hopes, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, bronx new york city
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35%
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Safety Patrol (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
TV show
Story: Scout Bozell has always dreamt of being on his school's Safety Patrol. The only reason he cannot join is because he is very clumsy. He's sent to another school because his old school would not let him become part of their Safety Patrol. ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: school, farce, disorder, power relations, obsession, teachers and students, frame up, cons and scams, high school, high school life, family, goofy hero ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Miracle at Midnight (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Doris soon was out of the Nazi's hands and met up with her family.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, anti semitism, life is a bitch, heroes, war, confined, society, against humanity, escapades, danger, wartime life ...
Place: denmark, sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Women of Brewster Place (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
TV show
Story: A multigenerational story of the lives of several black women who call an inner-city tenement home.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: racism, friendship, society, life is a bitch, adventure, lifestyle, youth, hopes, strong female presence, friends, family relations, coming of age ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Beyond the Blackboard (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Inspired by a true story, “Beyond the Blackboard” is about a 24-year-old first-time teacher who makes a difference in the lives of the homeless children she teaches in a shelter’s makeshift classroom. Set in 1987 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, ...
Style: touching, uplifting, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: homeless, teacher, changing lives, hopes, society, youth, teachers and students, idealism, power relations, reach out, dedication, school ...
Time: 80s, year 1987
Place: usa, new mexico, salt lake city utah
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33%
Boston Public (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Boston Public is an American drama television series created by David E. Kelley and broadcast on Fox. It centered on Winslow High School, a fictional public high school located in Boston, Massachusetts. The show was named for the real public school ...
Style: humorous, sincere, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: high school, teachers and students, teacher student relationship, teacher, everyday life, rivalry, youth, teenage life, society, social problems, idealism, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Halls of Anger (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An all-black inner city school has to become an integrated school. Few dozen white kids are transfered there, but the black students are aggressively opposed to this. The school then approaches a tough black teacher for help.
Style: thought provoking, sincere, bleak, realistic, serious
Plot: high school, social relations, urban ghetto, power relations, militant, ambition, social misfits, life is a bitch, high school life, social differences, teaching the ways of the world, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 60s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: touching, emotional, sincere, sentimental, uplifting ...
Plot: interracial relations, friendship, racism, false accusation, small town, family relations, injustice, coming of age, society, life is a bitch, youth, opposites attract ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
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30%
American Dreams (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family, History, Music, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: American Dreams is an American television drama program broadcast on the NBC television network, produced by Once A Frog and Dick Clark Productions in association with Universal Network Television and NBC Studios. The series was created by Jonathan ...
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: generation gap, interracial relations, family relations, coming of age, parents and children, friendship, hopes, love and romance, follow your dream, dysfunctional family, human spirit, siblings relations ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Cheaters (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In the fall of 1994, a teacher at Chicago's run-down Steinmetz High conspires with the school's academic decathlon team to cheat on an academic competition.
Style: clever, sincere, realistic, serious, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, lifestyle, ambition, social differences, teenage life, youth, rivalry, dedicated educator, society, contests and competitions, teachers and students, cheating ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
A Child Is Waiting (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Dr. Matthew Clark is the head of a state institution for mentally retarded children. Jean Hansen, a former music teacher anxious to give her life some meaning, joins the staff of the hospital. Jean, who tries to shelter the children with her love, ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: teaching, school, teachers and students, mentally challenged, human spirit, dedicated educator, hopes, parents and children, dysfunctional family, boss and employee, mental institution, social misfits ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Mooz-lum (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Thanks to a strict Muslim upbringing that largely shielded him from the outside world, Tariq's first year of college proves transformative. That is, until the 9/11 terrorist attacks invite growing suspicion and distrust from his angry ...
Style: thought provoking, uplifting, sincere, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: social differences, culture clash, racism, adolescence vs adulthood, lifestyle, youth, college life, college, social relations, teachers and students, society, 9/11 ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Boy Meets World (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Boy Meets World is an American television sitcom that chronicles the coming of age events and everyday life-lessons of Cory Matthews, a Philadelphian who grows up from a young boy to a married man. The show aired for seven seasons from 1993 to 2000 ...
Style: sitcom, realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, teen drama, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: coming of age, family relations, high school, school, college, friendship, high school life, teenage life, teenage love, supportive parent, power relations, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 ⇓
29%
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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 ⇓
28%
Separate But Equal (1991)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 190 min.
TV show
Story: A dramatization of the American court case that destroyed the legal validity of racial segregation. One of the most pivotal moments in 20th century American history is bracingly dramatized in Separate but Equal. In telling the detailed story of the ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, talky, clever, sincere ...
Plot: courtroom, interracial relations, racism, legal, racial segregation, civil rights, rivalry, state affairs, legal action, opposites attract, fighting the system, legal investigation ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: south carolina, usa, new york, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Amy (1981)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A woman leaves her husband after the death of her child to teach deaf children how to speak. Her own child was deaf and although she has no formal training she successfully teaches one boy.
Style: contemplative, feel good, touching, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: school, dedicated educator, power relations, rise and fall, youth, downfall, hopes, misfit, mute or deaf, ambition, family relations, disability ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Sounder (1972)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The Morgans, a loving and strong family of Black sharecroppers in Louisiana in 1933, face a serious family crisis when the husband and father, Nathan Lee Morgan, is convicted of a petty crime and sent to a prison camp. After some weeks or months, ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, sentimental, uplifting ...
Plot: family relations, coming of age, prison, dog, school, against the odds, interracial relations, racism, prisoner of war camp, great depression, bittersweet, rich and poor ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 70s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Angels in the Endzone (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
TV show
Story: The football team jesse is on is terrible, after the death of his father Jesse quits the team. Then angels come to help the team get better and nobody can see them but Jesse's little brother.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: sport team, american football, hopes, sport, buddies, rivalry, parents and children, high school, siblings relations, high school life, teenage love, family life ...
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27%
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Race the Sun (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A bunch of high school misfits in Hawaii, introduced by their new teacher, attend a science fair in which they draw up inspiration to build their own solar car and win a trip to compete in the 1990 World Solar Challenge in Australia.
Style: feel good, entertaining, light, exciting, serious ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: youth, ambition, against the odds, human spirit, rivalry, dedicated educator, self discovery, teenage life, teacher, solar power, adventure, chase ...
Time: 90s, year 1990
Place: hawaii, australia, usa, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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I'll Fly Away (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: I'll Fly Away is an American drama television series set during the late 1950s and early 1960s, in an unspecified Southern U.S. state. It aired on NBC from 1991 to 1993 and starred Regina Taylor as Lilly Harper, a black housekeeper for the ...
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: district attorney, civil rights, interracial relations, housekeeper, discrimination, americana, social differences, righting the wronged, housewife, civil action, politically correct, idealism ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 60s, 1960s
Place: southern usa, usa
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26%
The Sweetest Gift (1998)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two neighboring families in Florida, one black and one white, struggle with the problems of race, poverty, prejudice, and absent fathers, as their children become friends over the course of one summer and fall.
Style: touching, feel good, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, interracial relations, family relations, life is a bitch, youth, family, society, friends, injustice, discrimination, racism, black family ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Garbage Picking Field Goal Kicking Philadelphia Phenomenon (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
TV show
Story: A Philadelphia garbageman is discovered by the Philadelphia Eagles and signed by them to become a kicker.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: american football, sport, rivalry, hopes, contests and competitions, family, athlete's life, underdog, ambition, lifestyle, family relations, power relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: philadelphia, usa
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26%
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: bleak, emotional, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: politics, false accusation, interracial relations, racism, prison, convenience store, aunt, redemption, death row, legal, confined, dedicated educator ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Crash (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Crash is an American television drama series that tells the story of how the lives of how several very diverse Southern Californians intersect.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: racism, police detective, social decay, society, life is a bitch, partners, law enforcement, human nature, family problems, injustice, dishonesty, immigrants ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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26%
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Annie (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Eleven-year-old Annie has been living in an orphanage her whole life run by cruel Miss Hannigan. After unsuccessful escape attempts, Grace Farrell comes to take the child home to live two weeks with billionaire Oliver Warbucks during Christmas.
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: orphan, adoption, friendship, indoor, show tunes, life is a bitch, cons and scams, friends, disorder, family relations, family, follow your dream ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: new york, usa, punjab
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%