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The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974)
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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 between the chapters of her life, the present-day struggles of Blacks in Bayonne, urged on by Jimmy, are dramatized.
Style: epic, sincere, thought provoking, touching, uplifting, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic, non-linear
Plot: racism, injustice, discrimination, slavery, interracial relations, politics, life is a bitch, journalism, human spirit, hopes, social differences, society, media, social worker, lifestyle, redemption, idealism, americana, state affairs, righting the wronged, plantation, journalist, birthday, african american, airport ...
Time: 60s, 19th century, 20th century, 1860s, 1960s
Place: southern usa, usa, louisiana

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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, racism, interracial relations, life is a bitch, injustice, african american and hopes mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman: The Help (2011), Jasper, Texas (2003), The Book of Negroes (2015), Boycott (2001), Selma (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Help (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Aibileen Clark is a middle-aged African-American maid who has spent her life raising white children and has recently lost her only son; Minny Jackson is an African-American maid who has often offended her employers despite her family's ...
Style: touching, uplifting, thought provoking, inspirational, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: racism, maid, friendship, master and servant, discrimination, hopes, civil rights, interracial relations, racial issues, social relations, human spirit, racial segregation ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1963
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa
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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, sincere, disturbing
Plot: racism, small town, social differences, social decay, investigation, fighting the system, african american, injustice, human spirit, murder, society, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 90s
Place: texas, usa
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100%
The Book of Negroes (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 265 min.
TV show
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, emotional, thought provoking, epic, captivating ...
Plot: human spirit, american revolution, racism, life is a bitch, slavery, hopes, injustice, society, escapades, confined, master and servant, black woman ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: south carolina, usa
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100%
 7.2
 910
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: serious, realistic, sincere, talky
Plot: interracial relations, racism, civil rights movement, racial prejudice, protest, social activism, rebellion, fighting the system, human spirit, discrimination, social differences, politics ...
Time: 50s
Place: alabama, usa
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33%
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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: serious, thought provoking, sincere, uplifting, factual ...
Plot: racism, justice, politics, righting the wronged, civil rights movement, civil rights, human spirit, racial segregation, idealism, african american, fighting the system, discrimination ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1965, year 1963, year 1964
Place: alabama, usa, birmingham alabama, boston, southern usa
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29%
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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 ⇓
29%
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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: sincere, disturbing, thought provoking, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: civil rights, racism, assassination, righting the wronged, religions or cults, injustice, discrimination, social differences, rebelliousness, political unrest, idealism, fighting the system ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 50s
Place: memphis, usa
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28%
A Gathering of Old Men (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A regular day in a Louisiana sugarcane plantation changes course when a local white farmer is shot in self defense. A group of old, black men takes a courageous step by coming forward en masse to take responsibility for the killing of a white ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: racism, false arrest, injustice, discrimination, false accusation, interracial relations, friendship, americana, legal, dedicated lawyer, golden years, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
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28%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Heat Wave (1990)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A rookie black journalist investigates the tensions of the Watts section of Los Angeles in the bloody summer of 1965.
Style: rough, disturbing, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Plot: racism, urban setting, heat wave, interracial relations, political unrest, social decay, media, life is a bitch, journalism, society, police brutality, riot ...
Time: 60s, year 1965
Place: los angeles, usa, south central los angeles
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27%
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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: thought provoking, realistic, serious, touching, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming of age, racism, interracial relations, college, society, opposites attract, lifestyle, media, youth, hopes, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
Time: 50s
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa
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27%
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Nightjohn (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Charles Burnett directs this movie about John, a man of many talents, including one forbidden skill: he can read. When he teaches a young slave girl named Sarny to read and write, she learns an unforgettable lesson about the power of words and the ...
Style: serious, realistic, uplifting, touching, sincere ...
Plot: fighting the system, literacy, teaching, slave, plantation, society, life is a bitch, hopes, racism, human spirit, against the odds, idealism ...
Time: 19th century
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25%
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Roots (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 588 min.
TV show
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, discrimination, injustice, social problems ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1860s, 1820s, 70s
Place: usa, africa, tennessee, england
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25%
The Long Walk Home (1990)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two women, black and white, in 1955 Montgomery Alabama, must decide what they are going to do in response to the famous bus boycott lead by Martin Luther King.
Style: thought provoking, touching, realistic, sincere, uplifting ...
Plot: segregation, racism, friendship, bus, master and servant, civil rights, power relations, couples, injustice, friends, bittersweet, human spirit ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1955
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa, new jersey
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25%
Roots: The Next Generations (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 840 min.
TV show
Story: The dramatization of Alex Haley's family line from post Civil War America to the writer's search for his roots.
Style: uplifting, thought provoking, captivating, touching, emotional ...
Plot: world war one, family relations, political unrest, racism, interracial relations, culture clash, american civil war, world war two, righting the wronged, injustice, discrimination, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 1880s, 60s, 1910s
Place: africa, usa, alabama, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Ghosts of Mississippi is a drama covering the final trial of the assassin, Bryon De La Beckwith, of the 60s civil rights leader Medgar Evers. It begins with the murder and the events surrounding the two initial trials which both ended in a hung ...
Style: thought provoking, talky, serious, sincere, factual ...
Plot: courtroom, racism, courtroom drama, justice, legal investigation, civil rights, legal, widow, activist, injustice, life is a bitch, righting the wronged ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 60s
Place: usa, mississippi, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Feast of All Saints (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Set in nineteenth-century New Orleans, the story depicts the gens de couleur libre, or the Free People of Colour, a dazzling yet damned class caught between the world of white privilege and black oppression.
Style: emotional, atmospheric, sincere, touching, serious ...
Plot: interracial relations, racism, social differences, human spirit, injustice, family relations, discrimination, parents and children, hopes, life is a bitch, sexual content, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, victorian era
Place: new orleans, louisiana, haiti, usa
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23%
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: sentimental, emotional, sincere, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: racism, family relations, discrimination, injustice, rich and poor, couple relations, parents and children, social differences, follow your dream, single parent, interracial relations, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Race to Freedom: The Underground Railroad (1994)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A number of slaves risk their lives to escape their masters with their only help coming from the famous secret slave escape network.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, atmospheric, sincere
Plot: chase, interracial relations, racism, injustice, hopes, on the run, society, fugitives, adventure, rebellion, discrimination, escape ...
Time: 19th century
Place: canada, north carolina
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23%
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, civil rights movement, racism, social differences, rebellion, injustice, discrimination, human spirit, life is a bitch, legal, society ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1955
Place: alabama, usa
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22%
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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22%
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, social differences, americana, injustice, family gatherings, society, african american, family, family life, on the road ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: alabama, usa, michigan
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22%
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As Summers Die (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Set in a sleepy Southern Louisiana town in 1959, a lawyer, searches for justice as he volunteers to help a black woman whose property is being threatened by the Holts, the first family of the town, after she refuses to sell her valuable land.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching
Plot: interracial relations, small town, rich and poor, racism, idealism, dedicated lawyer, life is a bitch, society, legal, family problems, social relations, injustice ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: usa, georgia, southern usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Show Me a Hero (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: serious, thought provoking, tense, captivating, rough ...
Plot: politics, racism, society, crimes, state affairs, life is a bitch, interracial relations, lawsuit, mayor, murder, workplace romance, city council ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Death of a Prophet (1981)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: After breaking ties with the Nation of Islam, Malcolm X became a man marked for death...and it was just a matter of time before his enemies closed in. Despite death threats and intimidation, Malcolm marched on - continuing to spread the word of ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, sincere, controversial
Plot: assassination, politics, jazz, racism, religions or cults, ambition, state affairs, folk hero, fighting the system, leadership, rise and fall, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Soul of the Game (1996)
Genre: Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Satchel Paige and Josh Gibson are the greatest players in the Colored leagues, and everyone expects that one of them will make the leap to the Major Leagues, now that there is talk of integration. But, unexpectedly, it's the rookie with the ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, touching, emotional, uplifting ...
Plot: racism, friendship, interracial relations, baseball, terminal illness, americana, human spirit, athlete and trainer, against the odds, sport team, power relations, major league ...
Place: usa, new york, birmingham alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Belizaire the Cajun (1986)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In 19th-century Louisiana's Cajun country, Belizaire (Armand Assante) is the informal spokesman for his citizens, who don't see eye to eye with local racists who wish to eradicate all Cajuns. Complicating matters is the fact that ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, sincere ...
Plot: racism, village, crimes, dishonesty, society, on the run, life is a bitch, investigation, police corruption, interracial relations, false accusation, americana ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: louisiana, usa, tokyo, egypt, texas ...
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21%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.7
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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, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, civil rights, islam, police brutality, civil rights movement, politics, african american, racial slur, tragic event, fighting the system, self discovery, police ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1940s, 1920s ...
Place: usa, harlem, new york, africa, middle east ...
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21%
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Amistad (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: In 1839, the slave ship Amistad set sail from Cuba to America. During the long trip, Cinque leads the slaves in an unprecedented uprising. They are then held prisoner in Connecticut, and their release becomes the subject of heated debate. Freed ...
Style: touching, emotional, political, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: slavery, slave trade, rebellion, interracial relations, dignity, mutiny, idealism, dishonesty, righting the wronged, freedom, social injustice, humanity ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, victorian era, 1830s, 1840s
Place: cuba, usa, africa, boston, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%