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The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974)
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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 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 serious, realistic, emotional and sincere films with plots about racism, society, life is a bitch, interracial relations, injustice, hopes and discrimination mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman: The Help (2011), Jasper, Texas (2003), The Book of Negroes (2015), Freedom Song (2000), Boycott (2001). 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, thought provoking, uplifting, emotional, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: racism, maid, friendship, master and servant, civil rights, storytelling, interracial relations, writers, racial issues, racial segregation, blacks and whites, discrimination ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1963
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, united states, 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, disturbing, sincere
Plot: racism, small town, social decay, social differences, investigation, fighting the system, african american, crimes, deadly, society, life is a bitch, injustice ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s, 90s
Place: texas, usa
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100%
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, serious, epic ...
Plot: human spirit, racism, life is a bitch, slavery, hopes, injustice, american revolution, confined, escapades, society, black woman, master and servant ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: south carolina, usa
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100%
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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, realistic ...
Plot: racism, fighting the system, interracial relations, life is a bitch, rebellion, teenage life, parents and children, injustice, society, hopes, politics, americana ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
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49%
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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, serious, realistic, talky
Plot: civil rights movement, interracial relations, racism, fighting the system, rebellion, human spirit, social differences, discrimination, life is a bitch, society, politics, journalism ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, alabama
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46%
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: emotional, bleak, sincere, thought provoking, uplifting ...
Plot: politics, interracial relations, false accusation, prison, racism, aunt, convenience store, death row, redemption, confined, youth, rebellion ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: usa
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46%
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: emotional, touching, sincere, contemplative, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, fighting the system, dedicated lawyer, golden years, life is a bitch, friendship, americana, false accusation, discrimination, interracial relations, legal, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: louisiana, usa
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45%
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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, touching, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming of age, college, racism, interracial relations, love and romance, society, opposites attract, youth, life is a bitch, bittersweet, hopes, media ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa
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45%
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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: sincere, emotional, touching, sentimental, uplifting ...
Plot: fighting the system, literacy, reading, slave, plantation, teaching, americana, against the odds, human spirit, life is a bitch, society, hopes ...
Time: 19th century
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Walkout (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Walkout is the true story of a young Mexican American high school teacher, Sal Castro. He mentors a group of students in East Los Angeles, when the students decide to stage a peaceful walkout to protest the injustices of the public school system. ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, sincere, thought provoking
Plot: discrimination, society, rebellion, teachers and students, politics, righting the wronged, lifestyle, fighting the system, rebelliousness, dedicated educator, against the odds, racism ...
Time: 60s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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39%
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, sincere, emotional, touching, serious ...
Plot: racism, family relations, discrimination, injustice, parents and children, couple relations, social differences, rich and poor, follow your dream, single parent, interracial relations, racial discrimination ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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37%
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, friends, family relations, society, youth, opposites attract, life is a bitch, coming of age ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
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35%
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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, life is a bitch, injustice, social relations, family problems, dedicated lawyer, society, legal, idealism, racism, rich and poor, small town ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa, louisiana
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34%
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, emotional, disturbing, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: racism, prison, discrimination, against humanity, fighting the system, congress, injustice, righting the wronged, false accusation, political unrest, hopes, rebellion ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 60s
Place: south africa, africa
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34%
Feast of All Saints (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 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, sincere, touching, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: interracial relations, racism, human spirit, social differences, parents and children, discrimination, hopes, life is a bitch, injustice, family relations, sexual content, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, haiti
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34%
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
Plot: fighting the system, civil disobedience, rebellion, social differences, discrimination, human spirit, racism, injustice, society, legal, life is a bitch, social activism ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, sincere, epic, uplifting ...
Plot: family relations, racism, false accusation, interracial relations, society, state affairs, couple relations, suburban life, discrimination, family business, working class, suburbs ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, tense ...
Plot: murder, racism, social differences, introspection, discrimination, social decay, crimes, life is a bitch, society, injustice, small town, arson ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: north carolina, usa
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32%
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The Sky Is Gray (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Drama - From Ernest J. Gaines, author of "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman," comes a deceptively simple, yet emotionally complex tale of a young boy's discovery of what it's like to be black in Louisiana during the ...
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, thought provoking, uplifting ...
Plot: racism, life is a bitch, society, injustice, family relations, bittersweet, parents and children, interracial relations, dentist, toothache, segregation, poverty ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: louisiana
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32%
10,000 Black Men Named George (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the 1920s, the rights of American workers to join a labor union was still considered an open question, and African-Americans were routinely denied their civil and economic rights. 10,000 Black Men Named George, the title, refers to the fact ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, thought provoking, tense, contemplative ...
Plot: labor union, interracial relations, fighting the system, ambition, rise to the top, injustice, social decay, life is a bitch, journalism, rebellion, society, workplace ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20s, 30s
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30%
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Manderlay (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands, France, Germany, UK, Italy, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In 1933, after leaving Dogville, Grace Margaret Mulligan sees a slave being punished at a cotton farm called Manderlay. Officially slavery is illegal and Grace stands up against the owners of the farm. She stays with some gangsters in Manderlay and ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, bleak, psychological, intense ...
Plot: slavery, racism, interracial relations, freedom, social differences, righting the wronged, liberal, society, discrimination, blacks and whites, injustice, understanding ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: usa, alabama, southern usa
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29%
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Our America (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The true story of two African-American teen radio reporters and their documentary investigation of a notorious child murder.
Style: rough, emotional, realistic, serious, controversial ...
Plot: journalism, murder, juvenile delinquency, uncover truth, teenage life, social decay, hopes, idealism, racism, human spirit, society, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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28%
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: uplifting, captivating, touching, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: racism, against the odds, human spirit, rebellion, self discovery, life is a bitch, youth, discrimination, social relations, society, hopes, student life ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 21st century, 20th century
Place: california, usa
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28%
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Un Dimanche à Kigali (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In April 1994, the middle-aged Canadian journalist Bernard Valcourt is making a documentary in Kigali about AIDS. He secretly falls in love for the Tutsi waitress of his hotel Gentille, who is younger than him, in a period of violent racial ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Plot: fall in love, genocide, aids, social differences, love affair, society, politics, journalism, love and romance, hopes, against humanity, racism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rwanda, africa
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27%
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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, americana, discrimination, fighting the system, racial segregation ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1964, year 1963 ...
Place: alabama, usa, boston
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27%
America So Beautiful (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: This film follows the odyssey of a group of Iranian immigrants in Los Angeles, trying to find their place in America amidst the unfolding of the 1979 Iran hostage crisis.
Style: sincere, touching, uplifting, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: disco, racism, lifestyle, follow your dream, culture clash, injustice, nightlife, interracial relations, society, misfit, nightclub, immigrants ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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27%
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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, serious, suspenseful, sentimental, realistic
Plot: young heroes, missing child, life is a bitch, interracial relations, parents and children, society, racism, family relations, youth, discrimination, family problems, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, alabama
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27%
Captive Heart: The James Mink Story (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: James Mink is a black man in Canada who has built a very successful livery business, and enjoys a white wife and a beautiful daughter, Mary. An excellent match is arranged with an American businessman, but when he takes his new wife Mary across the ...
Style: emotional, captivating, uplifting, realistic, serious
Plot: interracial relations, slavery, racism, society, chases and races, dishonesty, rescue, hidden identity, parents and children, family relations, human spirit, track down ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1800s
Place: virginia, usa
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27%
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The Intruder (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A man in a gleaming white suit comes to a small Southern town on the eve of integration. He calls himself a social reformer. But what he does is stir up trouble--trouble he soon finds he can't control.
Style: disturbing, sincere, gloomy, tense, biting ...
Plot: racism, false accusation, small town, manipulation, political unrest, small town life, social differences, violence spree, social decay, interracial relations, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa
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26%
Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tells the story of Sadie and Bessie Delany, two African-American (they preferred "colored") sisters who both lived past the age of 100. They grew up on a North Carolina college campus, the daughters of the first African-American Episcopal ...
Style: emotional, gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: discrimination, interracial relations, racism, dentist, college, siblings relations, college life, life is a bitch, family relations, society, journalism, lifestyle ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century
Place: new york, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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