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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.
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. 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, social decay, state affairs, uncover truth, 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, hopes, interracial relations, injustice and discrimination mostly in Drama, History and Family genres. Some movies like Selma, Lord, Selma: Ruby Bridges (1998), The Watsons Go to Birmingham (2013), Boycott (2001), Freedom Song (2000), Heart of Dixie (1989). 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.
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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: thought provoking, uplifting, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: school, interracial relations, racism, youth, lifestyle, dedicated educator, society, injustice, urban ghetto, beach, power relations, ambition ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans
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The Watsons Go to Birmingham (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family, History
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In the Summer of 1963, Flint, Michigan is home to the Watsons, a close knit family. When 15 year-old Byron’s antics go over the top, his parents realize enough is enough and they decide the family needs a dose of Grandma Sands' no nonsense ...
Style: captivating, realistic, sincere, humorous, semi serious
Plot: family relations, road trip, civil rights, americana, social differences, family gatherings, injustice, society, african american, family, family life, on the road ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: alabama, usa, michigan
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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: 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
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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, 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
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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: serious, realistic, contemplative, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, college, interracial relations, coming of age, campus, bittersweet, lifestyle, journalism, media, hopes, injustice, siblings relations ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa
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49%
George Wallace (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
TV show
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: sincere, realistic, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: civil rights, racism, assassination attempt, campaign, interracial relations, discrimination, injustice, conservative, politics, rebellion, life is a bitch, rise to the top ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 50s, year 1965, year 1972 ...
Place: alabama, usa, georgia, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, dedicated educator, human spirit, blindness and impaired vision, lifestyle, teachers and students, teacher student relationship, youth, misfit, family, hopes ...
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: touching, emotional, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: interracial relations, friendship, racism, false accusation, small town, injustice, bittersweet, coming of age, society, life is a bitch, youth, opposites attract ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
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46%
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The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974)
Genre: Drama, History
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, touching, emotional, sincere, non-linear ...
Plot: racism, discrimination, injustice, interracial relations, slavery, hopes, social differences, human spirit, idealism, redemption, americana, social worker ...
Time: 60s, 19th century, 20th century, 1960s, 1860s
Place: southern usa, louisiana, usa
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44%
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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: thought provoking, captivating, sincere, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: civil rights, assassination, racism, state affairs, hopes, rebellion, righting the wronged, religions or cults, injustice, fighting the system, deadly, society ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: usa, memphis
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Oliver Twist (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
TV show
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: realistic, serious, gloomy, touching, sentimental
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, youth, young heroes, coming of age, crimes, family, gang, danger, society, life is a bitch, friends, kidnapping ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1830s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 175 min.
TV show
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: sincere, epic, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: family relations, racism, interracial relations, false accusation, profanity, graphic violence, working class, couple relations, suburban life, suburbs, family business, family life ...
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Genre: Drama, History
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Duration: 60 min.
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Style: rough, thought provoking, tense, captivating, serious ...
Plot: politics, racism, state affairs, crimes, society, life is a bitch, interracial relations, lawsuit, mayor, urban, murder, city council ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, captivating
Audience: family outing
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Genre: Drama
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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 ...
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Selma (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 128 min.
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Style: serious, thought provoking, uplifting, sincere, factual ...
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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: realistic, uplifting, thought provoking, serious, emotional
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37%
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 840 min.
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Style: thought provoking, captivating, uplifting, epic, emotional ...
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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, ...
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Time: 20th century, contemporary, 21st century, 60s
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere
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36%
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: serious, realistic, contemplative, captivating, thought provoking ...
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Roots (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 588 min.
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36%
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Genre: Drama
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Style: emotional, disturbing, sincere, contemplative, realistic ...
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, gloomy
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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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: touching, captivating, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: civil rights, interracial relations, female friendship, coming of age, society, parents and children, friendship, couple relations, best friends, friends, blacks and whites, couples ...
Time: 60s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s ...
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33%
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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
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, suspenseful, serious, sentimental, realistic
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The Book of Negroes (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
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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: emotional, disturbing, thought provoking, uplifting, realistic ...
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32%
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: interracial relations, generation gap, 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
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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