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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
Plot: racism, injustice, discrimination, slavery, politics, life is a bitch, journalism, human spirit, hopes, social differences, society, media, lifestyle, social worker, redemption, idealism, americana, state affairs, righting the wronged, plantation, journalist, birthday, african american, airport, elderly ...
Time: 60s, 19th century, 20th century, 1960s, 1860s
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and emotional films with plots about society, life is a bitch, racism, injustice, hopes, discrimination and interracial relations mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman: The Help (2011), Freedom Song (2000), A Gathering of Old Men (1987), Nightjohn (1996), Heart of Dixie (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Help (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, India, United Arab Emirates, UK, France, Canada, Germany
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, inspirational, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: racism, friendship, maid, master and servant, civil rights, racial segregation, racial issues, blacks and whites, discrimination, interracial relations, storytelling, hopes ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1963
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river
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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: serious, tense, emotional, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: racism, society, americana, politics, parents and children, teenage life, state affairs, hopes, interracial relations, life is a bitch, fighting the system, injustice ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
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84%
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: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: racism, americana, golden years, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer, crimes, interracial relations, friendship, false accusation, legal, injustice, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: louisiana, usa
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84%
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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: touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: plantation, slave, literacy, reading, teaching, hopes, human spirit, americana, injustice, discrimination, society, against the odds ...
Time: 19th century
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81%
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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: sincere, emotional, thought provoking, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming of age, racism, college, youth, love and romance, life is a bitch, siblings relations, interracial relations, opposites attract, college life, journalism, media ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: alabama, campus, usa
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78%
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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: racism, civil rights movement, media, journalism, leadership, political corruption, social decay, fighting the system, state affairs, human spirit, life is a bitch, interracial relations ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, alabama
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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, serious ...
Plot: racism, discrimination, family relations, injustice, rich and poor, follow your dream, parents and children, couple relations, social differences, single parent, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa
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73%
A Lesson Before Dying (1999)
Genre: Drama
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: uplifting, thought provoking, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: politics, prison, racism, false accusation, aunt, convenience store, redemption, death row, hopes, confined, interracial relations, human spirit ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: usa
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70%
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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: tense, emotional, captivating, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: racism, prison, discrimination, politics, righting the wronged, injustice, society, rebellion, congress, legal, false accusation, political unrest ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 60s
Place: south africa, africa
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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: serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, sincere
Plot: discrimination, youth, against the odds, fighting the system, leadership, idealism, society, injustice, lifestyle, rebelliousness, rebellion, high school life ...
Time: 60s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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66%
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: uplifting, thought provoking, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: life is a bitch, interracial relations, parents and children, racism, injustice, society, family relations, dentist, african american, poverty, toothache, segregation ...
Time: 40s
Place: louisiana
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58%
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: sentimental, touching, realistic, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: false accusation, racism, small town, friendship, hopes, society, injustice, discrimination, human nature, friends, social relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: georgia, usa
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57%
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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, politics, righting the wronged, civil rights, human spirit, idealism, fighting the system, americana, discrimination, rebelliousness, rebellion, state affairs ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1964, year 1963 ...
Place: alabama, usa
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56%
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, serious, emotional, uplifting, thought provoking
Plot: civil disobedience, life is a bitch, human spirit, hopes, fighting the system, americana, social differences, rebellion, society, injustice, discrimination, legal action ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa
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55%
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: captivating, sincere, uplifting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: racism, false accusation, suburbs, interracial relations, hopes, couple relations, society, discrimination, family business, working class, family life, couples ...
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53%
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King (1978)
Genre: Biography, Drama
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: serious, sincere, captivating, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Plot: racism, assassination, civil rights movement, political unrest, deadly, rebellion, social differences, injustice, discrimination, society, rebelliousness, clergy ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 70s, 1950s
Place: usa, memphis
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51%
Once They Marched Through a Thousand Towns (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A dramatization of the controversial trial concerning the right for Neo-Nazis to march in the predominately Jewish community of Skokie.
Style: disturbing, gloomy, serious, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom drama, against humanity, confined, racism, opposites attract, anti semitism, culture clash, holocaust, wartime life, suburbs, life is a bitch, state affairs ...
Time: 80s
Place: illinois, usa
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49%
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: realistic, serious, atmospheric, touching, sincere ...
Plot: racism, family relations, hopes, human spirit, life is a bitch, interracial relations, parents and children, injustice, social differences, discrimination, society, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: louisiana, usa, haiti, new orleans
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48%
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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: tense, captivating, thought provoking, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: murder, racism, arson, life is a bitch, crimes, social decay, small town life, small town, society, injustice, social differences, introspection ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, north carolina
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46%
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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: captivating, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: injustice, small town, legal, social relations, society, racism, rich and poor, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer, interracial relations, family problems, idealism ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, georgia, louisiana
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46%
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Bopha! (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In this story of a black policeman during South African apartheid, Danny Glover plays the cop, who believes he's trying to help his people, even while serving as a pawn of the racist government. When his son gets involved in the anti-apartheid ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, uplifting, emotional
Plot: racism, idealism, parents and children, human spirit, life is a bitch, political unrest, family problems, fighting the system, family life, family relations, society, moral dilemma ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa, south africa
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45%
A Private Matter (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: The true story of Romper Room host "Miss Sherri" Finkbine, who, after the devastating effects of thalidomide were discovered in the early 1960s, sparked a firestorm of controversy with her determination to obtain an abortion.
Style: realistic, emotional, sincere, tense, serious
Plot: pregnancy, courtroom drama, couple relations, human spirit, state affairs, doctors and patients, life is a bitch, politics, injustice, society, rebellion, social differences ...
Time: 60s, year 1962, 1960s
Place: phoenix arizona, arizona
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45%
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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: realistic, serious, rough, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: murder, journalism, social decay, youth, juvenile delinquency, idealism, follow your dream, human spirit, dedicated educator, racism, high school, media ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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42%
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Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: thought provoking, sincere, uplifting, realistic, serious
Plot: state affairs, heroes, heroic mission, social misfits, hopes, life is a bitch, human spirit, politics, fighting the system, legal, society, injustice ...
Time: 80s
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41%
The River Niger (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An intimate look at life in the ghetto: Johnny Williams is a house painter who moonlights as a poet, struggling to financially and emotionally support his cancer-ridden wife Mattie. But times are tough and the poverty-troubled streets are even ...
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, sincere, serious
Plot: down on your luck, love affair, family in crisis, human spirit, love and romance, society, urban ghetto life, parents and children, life is a bitch, hopes, couple relations, family relations ...
Time: 70s
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40%
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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: tense, thought provoking, sincere, talky, gloomy ...
Plot: racism, false accusation, small town, deadly, social decay, political unrest, small town life, dishonesty, society, injustice, social relations, bishop ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, sincere, tense, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: labor union, workplace situations, artists and showbiz, state affairs, boss and employee, price of justice, ambition, workplace, power relations, social decay, political unrest, dishonesty ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 1920s, 1930s
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38%
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: serious, captivating, uplifting, emotional, realistic
Plot: slavery, racism, rescue, hidden identity, dishonesty, family relations, missing person, interracial relations, parents and children, track down, chases and races, human spirit ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1850s
Place: virginia, usa
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38%
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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: bleak, disturbing, clever, offbeat, thought provoking ...
Plot: slavery, storm, racism, guilt, loss of son, arson, lawyer, freedom, idealism, dishonesty, abuse, liberal ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa
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37%
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Vendetta (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Based on a true tale of power, corruption and murder, Christopher Walken stars in the story of the largest lynching in American history...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: courtroom drama, legal, law enforcement, dishonesty, rivalry, righting the wronged, crime, false accusation, vengeance, police corruption, courtroom, politics ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%