Movies and TV shows like Selma, Lord, Selma

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Selma, Lord, Selma (1999)
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Selma, Lord, Selma (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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. This movie is based on the memoir "Selma, Lord, Selma: Girlhood Memories of the Civil Rights Days" by Sheyann Webb and Rachel West Nelson, as told to Frank Sikora, first published in 1980.
Style: sincere, thought provoking, touching, uplifting, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic, contemplative
Plot: racism, interracial relations, youth, politics, injustice, life is a bitch, human spirit, hopes, discrimination, society, coming of age, state affairs, uncover truth, social decay, student, racial discrimination, african american, girl, volunteer, racial prejudice, 11 year old, child's point of view, civil rights, civil rights movement, social injustice ...
Time: 60s, year 1965, 1960s
Place: alabama, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and thought provoking films and TV series with plots about society, racism, life is a bitch, interracial relations, hopes, injustice and discrimination mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like Selma, Lord, Selma: Ruby Bridges (1998), Boycott (2001), Freedom Song (2000), Heart of Dixie (1989), George Wallace (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Ruby Bridges (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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 ...
Style: realistic, uplifting, emotional, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: school, racism, interracial relations, youth, high school, discrimination, injustice, power relations, urban ghetto life, student life, urban ghetto, ambition ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans
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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.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, talky
Plot: civil rights movement, racism, interracial relations, human spirit, social differences, rebellion, discrimination, fighting the system, hopes, life is a bitch, journalism, leadership ...
Time: 50s
Place: alabama, usa
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52%
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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: sincere, thought provoking, captivating, emotional, tense ...
Plot: fighting the system, racism, interracial relations, rebellion, life is a bitch, teenage life, politics, society, americana, injustice, discrimination, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
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52%
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In February, 1962, as the civil rights movement reaches Bayonne, Louisiana, a New York journalist arrives to interview Jane Pittman, who has just turned 110. She tells him her story dating back to her earliest memories before slavery ended. In ...
Style: epic, uplifting, thought provoking, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: racism, injustice, discrimination, interracial relations, slavery, media, righting the wronged, hopes, state affairs, human spirit, life is a bitch, americana ...
Time: 60s, 19th century, 20th century, 1960s, 1860s
Place: southern usa, louisiana, usa
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51%
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 649
Heart of Dixie (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set at a Southern college during the 1950s, three co-eds (Ally Sheedy, Virginia Madsen and Phoebe Cates) re-assess their values in light of the burgeoning civil rights movement.
Style: contemplative, thought provoking, emotional, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: interracial relations, college, racism, coming of age, lifestyle, society, youth, opposites attract, bittersweet, media, siblings relations, hopes ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa
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50%
George Wallace (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: George Wallace is a 1997 television film starring Gary Sinise as George Wallace, the former Governor of Alabama. It was directed by John Frankenheimer, who won an Emmy award for it; Sinise and Mare Winningham also won Emmies for their performances. ...
Style: serious, tense, thought provoking, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: civil rights, campaign, racism, assassination attempt, politics, ambition, rebellion, conservative, assassination, society, dedicated lawyer, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 1960s, 1950s, year 1965 ...
Place: alabama, usa, georgia, america
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47%
The Miracle Worker (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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: sincere, emotional, touching, 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, miraculous event, youth, hopes, family ...
Time: 90s
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47%
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: emotional, sincere, thought provoking, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: friendship, racism, interracial relations, false accusation, small town, social relations, friends, family relations, discrimination, injustice, small town life, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
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46%
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King (1978)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 271 min.
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: captivating, sincere, thought provoking, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: assassination, racism, civil rights movement, civil rights, hopes, state affairs, life is a bitch, fighting the system, deadly, political unrest, rebelliousness, social differences ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, 70s, 50s ...
Place: memphis, usa
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43%
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 2K
Oliver Twist (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Charles Dickens' classical story about the young orphan boy in 1837 England is again re-filmed in grand fashion. Richard Dreyfuss portrays Fagin, the unscrupulous leader of the young pick-pockets Oliver (Alex Trench) initially falls in with ...
Style: gloomy, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, social decay, bittersweet, crimes, life is a bitch, young heroes, family, kidnapping, child in peril, coming of age, society, friendship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1830s
Place: london, europe, england
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43%
Miracle at Midnight (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Doris soon was out of the Nazi's hands and met up with her family.
Style: realistic, uplifting, thought provoking, sincere, tense ...
Plot: anti semitism, world war two, holocaust, heroes, moral dilemma, society, survival, family life, danger, escapades, life is a bitch, miraculous event ...
Place: denmark, europe, sweden
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43%
Mama Flora's Family (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Based on Alex Haley's novel about a black matriarch in the early 20th century, this dramatic miniseries spotlights the struggle for social change. Cicely Tyson stars as Mama Flora, a woman determined to free her children from the bonds of ...
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, racism, interracial relations, false accusation, graphic violence, profanity, couples, family life, couple relations, hopes, life is a bitch, state affairs ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Show Me a Hero (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Mayor Nick Wasicsko took office in 1987 during Yonkers' worst crisis when federal courts ordered public housing built in the white, middle class side of town, dividing the city in a bitter battle fueled by fear, racism, murder and politics.
Style: captivating, tense, thought provoking, rough, serious ...
Plot: politics, racism, society, state affairs, crimes, life is a bitch, interracial relations, lawsuit, mayor, urban, murder, workplace romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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I'll Fly Away (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, sincere, thought provoking, feel good ...
Plot: district attorney, interracial relations, civil rights, housekeeper, hopes, politically correct, civil action, righting the wronged, social activist, fighting the system, society, state affairs ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: southern usa, usa
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40%
When I Find the Ocean (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A little girl leaves home with her pet dog and rabbit to escape abuse and find the ocean in the hopes of feeling closer to her father who has passed away.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sincere, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: civil rights, dog, friendship, youth, pets, family life, estrangement, hopes, wilderness, child's point of view, family relations, mother ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, idealism, african american, fighting the system, discrimination, americana, racial segregation ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1963, year 1965 ...
Place: alabama, usa, boston
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Roots: The Next Generations (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 840 min.
Story: The dramatization of Alex Haley's family line from post Civil War America to the writer's search for his roots.
Style: emotional, uplifting, thought provoking, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: american civil war, racism, family relations, world war two, world war one, culture clash, political unrest, interracial relations, hopes, war, life is a bitch, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 1880s, 1960s, 1910s ...
Place: africa, usa, tennessee, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: emotional, uplifting, captivating, touching, serious ...
Plot: racism, rebellion, self discovery, against the odds, human spirit, life is a bitch, hopes, student life, social relations, society, discrimination, clergy ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 60s, contemporary
Place: usa, california
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36%
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The Women of Brewster Place (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: A multigenerational story of the lives of several black women who call an inner-city tenement home.
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: racism, friendship, feminism, human nature, adventure, human spirit, life is a bitch, city life, hopes, dysfunctional family, family relations, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 1960s, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: sincere, uplifting, emotional, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: prison, racism, discrimination, legal, politics, society, congress, false accusation, injustice, rebellion, righting the wronged, fighting the system ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 60s
Place: south africa, africa
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36%
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, thought provoking, uplifting, serious, emotional
Plot: fighting the system, civil disobedience, rebellion, social differences, legal, racism, society, life is a bitch, human spirit, discrimination, injustice, social activism ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa
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36%
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Roots (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 588 min.
Story: African teen Kunta Kinte, brought to America to be enslaved, and the generations of his family.
Style: uplifting, realistic, thought provoking, touching, emotional ...
Plot: slavery, racism, civil war, american civil war, human spirit, interracial relations, family history, escape attempt, freedom, social problems, injustice, discrimination ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1860s, 1820s, 70s
Place: usa, tennessee, africa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Separate But Equal (1991)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 190 min.
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: clever, captivating, thought provoking, sincere, talky ...
Plot: courtroom, legal, racism, interracial relations, racial segregation, civil rights, fighting the system, law enforcement, dishonesty, dedicated lawyer, legal investigation, hotshot lawyer ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, south carolina, washington d.c., new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Walkout (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, captivating, sincere, thought provoking
Plot: discrimination, society, rebellion, teachers and students, righting the wronged, fighting the system, politics, rebelliousness, dedicated educator, high school, lifestyle, high school life ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Crash (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: sincere, serious, touching, realistic, gloomy
Plot: racism, social decay, police detective, life is a bitch, injustice, human nature, society, partners, law enforcement, family problems, immigrants, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.4
 655
Any Day Now (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Any Day Now is an American drama series that aired on the Lifetime network from 1998 to 2002. The show stars Annie Potts and Lorraine Toussaint, who are best friends despite the difference in their races. The show's title is taken from the ...
Style: captivating, realistic, touching, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: interracial relations, civil rights, female friendship, blacks and whites, friendship, couples, couple relations, parents and children, family relations, friends, strong female presence, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 90s ...
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Book of Negroes (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 265 min.
Story: Kidnapped in Africa and subsequently enslaved in South Carolina, Aminata must navigate a revolution in New York, isolation in Nova Scotia and treacherous jungles of Sierra Leone, in an attempt to secure her freedom in the 19th century.
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, emotional, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: human spirit, life is a bitch, racism, slavery, hopes, injustice, american revolution, society, escapades, confined, black woman, strong female presence ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 5K
Annie (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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: semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous, feel good
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: orphan, adoption, friendship, punjab, family relations, friends, dishonesty, hopes, young heroes, life is a bitch, follow your dream, family ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.0
 159
White Water (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: White Water is the story of a 7 year-old black kid in segregated 1963 Opelika, Alabama who becomes obsessed with the desire to taste the water from the "white's only" drinking fountain and sets out on a quest to do the unthinkable: ...
Style: touching, serious, suspenseful, sentimental, realistic
Plot: missing child, young heroes, society, danger, youth, obsession, racism, discrimination, family problems, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Backstairs at the White House (1979)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 540 min.
Story: Behind the scenes at the White House during eight administrations, as told by the people who work there.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: white house, politics, interracial relations, hopes, head of state, human spirit, state affairs, campaign, master and servant, workplace situations, power relations, society ...
Time: 30s, 50s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%