Movies like Freedom Song

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Freedom Song (2000)
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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 the Freedom Summer, a group of high school students in the small town are eager to make grassroots changes in their own community. The young activists meet resistance not only from white southerners, but from their parents, who have experienced firsthand the violence that can result from speaking out.[1] As high school students band together with the support of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, they make strides in registering African-American voters and gaining awareness for their cause.
Style: sincere, thought provoking, captivating, emotional, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: racism, fighting the system, interracial relations, life is a bitch, rebellion, politics, parents and children, injustice, discrimination, teenage life, society, americana, hopes, state affairs, african american, civil rights, father son relationship, protest, segregation, racist, social injustice, countryside, child's point of view, civil rights movement, non violence
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa

Most similar movies to Freedom Song

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, thought provoking and emotional films with plots about society, life is a bitch, racism, injustice, rebellion, hopes and fighting the system mostly in Drama, Biography and Crime genres. Some movies like Freedom Song: The Help (2011), The Rosa Parks Story (2002), 10,000 Black Men Named George (2002), Mandela and de Klerk (1997), The F Word (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Help (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, India
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, inspirational, thought provoking, uplifting, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens, kids
Plot: racism, friendship, maid, master and servant, discrimination, civil rights, hopes, racial issues, writers, social relations, racial segregation, blacks and whites ...
Time: 60s, year 1963, 50s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa
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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: thought provoking, uplifting, realistic, serious, gothic ...
Plot: civil rights movement, african american, civil disobedience, fighting the system, racism, rebellion, social differences, injustice, life is a bitch, legal, society, discrimination ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1955
Place: alabama, usa
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78%
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: captivating, thought provoking, disturbing, tense, realistic ...
Plot: racism, labor union, interracial relations, rise to the top, ambition, fighting the system, injustice, life is a bitch, rebellion, journalism, workplace, dishonesty ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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: thought provoking, captivating, uplifting, tense, realistic ...
Plot: discrimination, apartheid, prison, racism, political unrest, false accusation, injustice, congress, righting the wronged, heroes, hopes, against humanity ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 60s
Place: south africa, africa
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72%
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The F Word (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A frustrated radio DJ takes to the streets of Manhattan during the Republican National Convention after the FCC has slapped his station with $1 million in indecency fines, and popular radio personality Joe Pace (Josh Hamilton) isn't going down ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, disturbing, political
Plot: politics, radio dj, fighting the system, rebellion, republican, injustice, idealism, hopes, chaos, americana, state affairs, protest ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
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69%
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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: uplifting, thought provoking, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: african american, racism, family problems, injustice, family relations, moral dilemma, rebelliousness, parents and children, human spirit, idealism, discrimination, political unrest ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa, south africa
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69%
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, racial discrimination, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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63%
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The Exonerated (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Six people tell their stories on a single subject - how they got wrongfully convicted to death penalty, but later got exonerated.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: death row, false accusation, racism, injustice, fighting the system, human spirit, courtroom drama, hopes, life is a bitch, legal, confined, rebellion ...
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62%
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Harlan County War (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A Kentucky woman whose mine-worker husband is nearly killed in a cave-in, and whose father is slowly dying of black lung disease, joins the picket lines for a long, violent strike.
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, realistic, rough, captivating ...
Plot: miner, poverty, rebellion, fighting the system, price of justice, against the odds, society, life is a bitch, ambition, legal, working class, racism ...
Time: 70s
Place: kentucky, appalachia, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Sins of the Father (2002)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In 1965 a bomb was planted in a Church in Alabama, killing four black girls. Thirty years later, Tom Cherry breaks his silence to discredit his father's alibi for the night in question.
Style: realistic, disturbing, rough, emotional, serious ...
Plot: racism, investigation, haunted by the past, introspection, moral dilemma, rebellion, society, crimes, legal, injustice, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, alabama, birmingham alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Heavens Fall (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Successful New York attorney Sam Leibowitz travels to the South in 1933 to defend nine young black men accused of raping two women on an Alabama freight train.
Style: serious, sincere, disturbing, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: false accusation, courtroom, interracial relations, racism, discrimination, injustice, dishonesty, legal, politics, jury, hopes, courtroom drama ...
Time: 1930s
Place: usa, new york, alabama
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59%
 6.3
 296
Black August (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The last 14 months of George Jackson's life was an existence under subjective and objective conditions in California's industrial prison complex. George Jackson would spend 11 years in jail (7 of which were in solitary confinement) for a ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, rough, political
Plot: prison, racism, solitary, prison life, confined, rebellion, fighting the system, against the rules, rebelliousness, price of justice, injustice, militant ...
Place: california, usa
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59%
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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, sincere, political ...
Plot: politics, discrimination, society, rebellion, lifestyle, righting the wronged, teachers and students, fighting the system, dedicated educator, rebelliousness, high school, injustice ...
Time: 60s, year 1968, year 1969
Place: los angeles, california, usa, malibu california
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59%
 4.8
 618
Drop Squad (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Controversial film about an underground organization that kidnaps and 'deprograms' African Americans who sell out or deny their cultural heritage. Spike Lee is the Executive Producer.
Style: suspense, biting, realistic, serious, psychological
Plot: social activism, advertising, satire, political satire, corporate crime, campaign, religions or cults, rebellion, politics, society, fighting the system, state affairs ...
Time: 90s
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Birdwatchers (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Brazil
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil, the present. When a young Guarani-Kaiowá woman commits suicide, Nádio leads his community to form a protest camp on the borders of a local farm that sits on their ancestral burial ground.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: culture clash, indians, rebellion, interracial relations, teenage life, injustice, power relations, fighting the system, dishonesty, hopes, life is a bitch, racism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: political, talky, captivating, thought provoking, uplifting ...
Plot: courtroom drama, holocaust, jewish, civil rights, aging, lawyer, suburbs, religions or cults, injustice, racism, small town life, genocide ...
Time: 80s
Place: illinois, usa
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Spinning Into Butter (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A hate crime on the campus of a New England college puts the school's dean (Parker) in a position where she has to examine her own feelings about race and prejudice, while maintaining her administration's politically correct policies.
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, disturbing, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: college, racism, society, journalism, fighting the system, investigation, rebellion, discrimination, african american, teacher, college life, interracial relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: vermont, new england, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, sincere, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: youth, lifetime, interracial relations, racism, false accusation, small town, friendship, discrimination, human nature, small town life, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 1940s
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: political, epic, non-linear, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: civil rights, slavery, racism, discrimination, flashback, journalist, elderly, african american, social injustice, racist, black american, female protagonist ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 19th century, 1860s
Place: southern usa, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: emotional, thought provoking, sincere, political, factual ...
Plot: racism, civil rights, civil rights movement, politics, justice, african american, racial segregation, black history, idealism, righting the wronged, president, racial discrimination ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1965, year 1963, year 1964
Place: alabama, usa, boston, southern usa, birmingham alabama
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55%
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Katherine (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A harrowing look at the 60s and early 70s through the eyes of Katherine Alman, a wealthy debutante who slowly, but inexorably spirals down into a fight for the causes that shook a nation, leading a path to the underground life. Written by Miguel Cane
Style: thought provoking, captivating, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: girl, vietnam war, revolution, rebellion, politics, militant, fighting the system, life is a bitch, society, state affairs, political unrest, teenage life ...
Time: 60s, 70s, year 1964, year 1965, year 1972 ...
Place: san francisco, peru, guatemala
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: serious, realistic, thought provoking, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: old man, civil rights, racism, legal, dedicated lawyer, golden years, society, crimes, life is a bitch, fighting the system, discrimination, false accusation ...
Time: 80s
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, captivating, serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, murder, social differences, discrimination, social decay, introspection, injustice, society, life is a bitch, crimes, small town life, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: north carolina, usa
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53%
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A Private Matter (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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, serious, tense, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: courtroom drama, abortion, family relations, pregnancy, fighting the system, society, state affairs, politics, legal, life is a bitch, rebellion, babies and infants ...
Time: 60s, year 1962
Place: arizona, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: touching, emotional, captivating, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: racism, human spirit, against the odds, self discovery, rebellion, leadership, society, social relations, hopes, student life, life is a bitch, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 60s
Place: usa, california
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53%
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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: realistic, serious, thought provoking, touching, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fraternity, sorority, coming of age, racism, interracial relations, college, society, opposites attract, lifestyle, media, youth, hopes ...
Time: 50s
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.5
 955
Gospel Hill (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Gospel Hill tells the intersecting story of two men in the fictional South Carolina town of Julia. Danny Glover plays John Malcolm, the son of a slain civil rights activist. Jack Herrod (Tom Bower) is the former sheriff who never got to the bottom ...
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: racism, interracial relations, small town, assassination, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, who done it, injustice, society, investigation, mystery, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 2000s
Place: south carolina
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51%
Just Ask My Children (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a modern-day witch hunt, in which a couple is falsely accused and imprisoned for molesting their own children.
Style: disturbing, serious, thought provoking, emotional, sad ...
Plot: custody, fighting the system, courtroom drama, false accusation, family problems, injustice, legal action, legal, life is a bitch, dishonesty, parents and children, plaintiff ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Phoenix 11·23 (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the fall of 2004, Eric Bertrand, a 14 years , created a website inspired by "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" to defend the Catalan language. One night, thirty civil guards of anti-terrorist squad Madrid, burst into his home ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, realistic, serious
Plot: false accusation, rebellion, fighting the system, against the odds, life turned upside down, youth, dishonesty, society, teenage life, injustice, computers and web, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: madrid, spain, catalonia
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50%
The Vernon Johns Story (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1948, Johns served as the outspoken spiritual leader of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. Incensed at the racial injustice that pervaded the South, he was determined to fight for equality for all African Americans.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, disturbing
Plot: civil rights, racism, church, military, clergy, fighting the system, hopes, state affairs, rebellion, society, heroes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s
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50%