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Gandhi, My Father (2007)
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Gandhi, My Father (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: India, UK, South Africa, USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: With Gandhi My Father, producer Anil Kapoor and director Feroz Abbas Khan have shed light onto Gandhi the person, rather than Gandhi the icon. Using Gandhi’s political career as a canvas, the film paints a picture of his intricate, complex, and strained relationship with his son Harilal Gandhi.
Style: sincere, touching, uplifting, emotional, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: racism, tragedy, fighting the system, rebellion, human spirit, rebelliousness, rise to the top, family relations, parents and children, injustice, life is a bitch, hopes, family problems, society, political unrest, redemption, estrangement, state affairs, family in crisis, father son relationship, lawyer, politician, historical figure, father and son, political intrigue ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 1920s, 1910s, 30s, 40s, 20s
Place: india, africa, south africa, asia

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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 society, hopes, life is a bitch, rebellion, state affairs, fighting the system and politics mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like Gandhi, My Father: Gandhi (1982), Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013), Goodbye Bafana (2007), Selma (2014), The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Gandhi (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, India, USA, South Africa
Duration: 191 min.
Story: In the early years of the 20th century, Mohandas K. Gandhi, a British-trained lawyer, forsakes all worldly possessions to take up the cause of Indian independence. Faced with armed resistance from the British government, Gandhi adopts a policy of ...
Style: emotional, realistic, uplifting, serious, factual ...
Plot: idealism, human spirit, leadership, freedom, protest, fighting the system, muslim, religious intolerance, political unrest, politics, state affairs, justice ...
Time: 1940s, 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s ...
Place: india, england, new delhi, europe, asia ...
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Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, South Africa, France
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting, thought provoking ...
Plot: prison, human spirit, oppression, heroes, rebellion, political unrest, fighting the system, prison life, historical figure, civil rights, social problems, marital problem ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: south africa, africa
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Goodbye Bafana (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, France, Belgium, South Africa, Italy, UK, Luxembourg
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The true story of a white South African racist whose life was profoundly altered by the black prisoner he guarded for twenty years. The prisoner's name was Nelson Mandela.
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Plot: racism, prison life, interracial relations, apartheid, friendship, human spirit, self discovery, rebellion, fighting the system, leadership, convict, social problems ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 70s, 20th century
Place: south africa, africa
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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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The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
Country: India
Duration: 155 min.
Story: The Legend of Bhagat Singh is a 2002 Indian historical biographical film about Bhagat Singh, a freedom fighter who fought for Indian independence.It shows in detail how Singh came to develop his views on the British Raj and his struggle for Indian ...
Style: emotional, sincere, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: patriotism, police brutality, rebellion, fighting the system, social decay, life is a bitch, society, rebelliousness, idealism, revolution, injustice, atrocity ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: india, asia, punjab
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Iron Jawed Angels (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Defiant young activists take the women's suffrage movement by storm, putting their lives at risk to help American women win the right to vote.
Style: sincere, serious, captivating, realistic, silent film
Plot: feminism, injustice, civil rights, political unrest, fighting the system, life is a bitch, human spirit, politics, journalism, state affairs, siblings relations, love affair ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, year 1917, year 1912
Place: philadelphia, washington d.c., tennessee, virginia
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Oranges and Sunshine (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story of Margaret Humphreys, a social worker from Nottingham, who uncovers one of the most significant social scandals in recent times – the forced migration of children from the United Kingdom. Almost singlehandedly, Margaret reunited ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: social worker, against the odds, fighting the system, uncover truth, deportation, injustice, state affairs, society, life is a bitch, family reunited, rebellion, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: england, europe, south australia, london, australia ...
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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, uplifting, thought provoking, emotional
Plot: racism, moral dilemma, rebelliousness, parents and children, human spirit, idealism, discrimination, political unrest, family life, life is a bitch, rebellion, fighting the system ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa, south africa
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Catch a Fire (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, UK, South Africa, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The true story of anti-apartheid activists in South Africa, and particularly the life of Patrick Chamusso, a timid foreman at Secunda CTL, the largest synthetic fuel plant in the world. Patrick is wrongly accused, imprisoned and tortured for an ...
Style: thought provoking, tense, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, police brutality, politics, civil rights, racism, apartheid, rebellion, fighting the system, political unrest, social problems, blacks and whites, injustice ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980, year 1991
Place: south africa, africa, angola
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Jimmy's Hall (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Ireland, France, Belgium, Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In the 1930s political activist Jimmy Gralton is deported from Ireland during the 'Red Scare'.
Style: realistic, captivating, touching, serious, factual
Plot: deportation, fighting the system, ambition, rebellion, human spirit, rebelliousness, idealism, social relations, clergy, politics, rivalry, society ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1932
Place: ireland, new york
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Fidel & Che (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 206 min.
Story: Fidel Castro rises to power in Cuba.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, tense
Plot: fidel castro, revolution, rebellion, fighting the system, politics, ambition, rise and fall, idealism, rebelliousness, political corruption, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: cuba, latin america
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Luther (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, USA, Czech Republic, Italy
Duration: 123 min.
Story: During the early 16th Century idealistic German monk Martin Luther, disgusted by the materialism in the church, begins the dialogue that will lead to the Protestant Reformation.
Style: uplifting, intellectual, touching, sincere, biblical ...
Plot: rebellion, politics, clergy, state affairs, christianity, hypocrisy, sin, human spirit, idealism, catholicism, fighting the system, social decay ...
Time: 16th century, 1930s
Place: rome italy, germany, europe, vatican, england ...
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Warm Springs (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Franklin Roosevelt, left a paraplegic from polio at 39 years of age, seeks out a miracle cure in the backwoods of Georgia.
Style: uplifting, realistic, sincere, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: politics, ambition, rise and fall, society, rebellion, fighting the system, human spirit, hopes, life is a bitch, introspection, disability, president ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: georgia, usa, florida, washington d.c., new york state ...
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Invictus (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Newly elected President Nelson Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa's rugby ...
Style: uplifting, inspirational, touching, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: human spirit, rugby, president, idealism, historical character, leadership, racism, apartheid, politician, sport, celebration, blacks and whites ...
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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 ...
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Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1940s, 1920s ...
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23rd March 1931: Shaheed (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: India
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Bhagat Singh, a freedom fighter, is arrested for killing the British official responsible for the death of his mentor Lala Lajpatrai. He is ultimately hanged for his misdeed.
Style: disturbing, rough, realistic, serious, captivating
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Time: 1930s, 1920s, year 1931, 20th century
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Shirley Adams (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa, USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Shirley Adams spends her days caring for her disabled son, Donovan - he was shot in the back of the neck on his way home from school one afternoon over a year ago. Since then the Adams family has lost all their worldly possessions to medical bills. ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: disability, paralysis, introspection, human spirit, parents and children, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, single parent, hopes, social decay, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa
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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, 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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Princess Kaiulani (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Lush scenery and gorgeous photography highlight this bio of Princess Ka'iulani (Q'Orianka Kilcher), a 19th-century Hawaiian princess raised in England but determined to maintain her people's independence from aggressive American ...
Style: sincere, emotional, epic, captivating, serious ...
Plot: fall in love, political unrest, destiny, save the kingdom, downfall, youth, life is a bitch, politics, princess, historical figure, social differences, redemption ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 9th century, 1890s
Place: hawaii, usa, england, honolulu hawaii
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Zuzu Angel (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Brazil
Duration: 108 min.
Story: "Zuzu Angel" covers the last years of the famous Brazilian fashion designer in her doomed quest for justice in the case of her activist son Stuart's arrest, torture, murder and subsequent corpse disposal by the military forces in ...
Style: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, psychological, thought provoking ...
Plot: uncover truth, fighting the system, missing person, life is a bitch, legal, society, politics, crimes, rebellion, injustice, price of justice, political intrigue ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s
Place: latin america, brazil, rio de janeiro
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Life, Above All (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A touching mother-daughter relationship that reflects the modern South Africa.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: poverty, human spirit, social misfits, youth, society, hopes, family relations, leaving home, social relations, family problems, estrangement, parents and children ...
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Place: south africa, africa
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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
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Angus Buchan's Ordinary People (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The plot follows the individual journeys of three ordinary South African men in the build up to their attendance of the 2010 Mighty Men Conference, where their lives are forever changed by God's message for them.
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, emotional, christian film
Plot: self discovery, human spirit, family problems, redemption, society, hopes, friendship, religions or cults, guru, down on your luck, life is a bitch, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Last Sentence (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Renowned journalist Torgny Segerstedt declares war against Hitler as he criticizes Swedish politicians who tried to look away from the tyranny of the Nazis with the good excuse of “neutralism”. His only weapon is his pen and his life is full of ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, touching, uplifting, bleak ...
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Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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Lula, the Son of Brazil (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Brazil, Argentina
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The true story of a working class boy who moves to the nation's financial capital at a young age and becomes one the most influential politician in Brazil's history.
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, touching, sincere
Plot: working class, president, dysfunctional family, ambition, social differences, siblings relations, hopes, family problems, single parent, family life, escapades, family in crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: brazil, latin america
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The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: India, UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The film begins in 1857, when India was ruled by the British East India Company. Mangal Pandey is a sepoy, a soldier of Indian origin, in the army of the East India Company. Pandey is fighting in the Anglo-Afghan Wars and saves the life of his ...
Style: epic, captivating, serious, emotional, realistic
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Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: india, asia, afghanistan
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25%
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Yesterday (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After falling ill, Yesterday learns that she is HIV positive. With her husband in denial and young daughter to tend to, Yesterday's one goal is to live long enough to see her child go to school.
Style: uplifting, touching, sincere, emotional, serious ...
Plot: aids, terminal illness, village, parents and children, human spirit, kindness, family problems, injustice, society, life is a bitch, hopes, down on your luck ...
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Place: africa, johannesburg south africa, south africa
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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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The Brooke Ellison Story (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Rendered a quadriplegic since a child from a near-fatal neck injury, a young girl fights against all odds to succeed in life from grade school to her acceptance into college under the assistance of her loyal and dedicated mother.
Style: sincere, uplifting, touching, sentimental, saga ...
Plot: college, hospital, against the odds, human spirit, teenage love, ambition, lifestyle, disability, family problems, parents and children, single parent, survival ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Strike (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Poland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In poverty, she found strength. In oppression, she found courage. In solidarity, she found a reason to believe again. Acclaimed German actress Katharina Thalbach (THE TIN DRUM, SOPHIE’S CHOICE) stars in this hard-hitting historical drama set during ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, captivating ...
Plot: working class, labor union, human spirit, rebellion, fighting the system, ambition, injustice, rebelliousness, society, politics, workplace, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, poland
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