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Spinning Into Butter (2007)
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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: thought provoking, serious, realistic, disturbing, emotional, contemplative
Audience: girls' night
Plot: college, racism, society, journalism, fighting the system, investigation, rebellion, african american, discrimination, crimes, interracial relations, graphic violence, college life, social relations, profanity, student, racial discrimination, racist, reporter, campus, college student, college campus, scholarship, television reporter, black american ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: vermont, usa, new england, chicago illinois

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, thought provoking and sincere films with plots about society, life is a bitch, racism, injustice, interracial relations, fighting the system and hopes mostly in Drama, Biography and Crime genres. Some movies like Spinning Into Butter: 10,000 Black Men Named George (2002), Heart of Dixie (1989), Freedom Song (2000), Blood Done Sign My Name (2010), Jasper, Texas (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: thought provoking, captivating, disturbing, tense, sincere ...
Plot: labor union, interracial relations, rise to the top, injustice, ambition, fighting the system, social decay, dishonesty, workplace, price of justice, racism, society ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 30s
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95%
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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: contemplative, thought provoking, emotional, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: interracial relations, college, racism, coming of age, lifestyle, society, youth, opposites attract, bittersweet, media, siblings relations, hopes ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa
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82%
 7.2
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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, tense ...
Plot: fighting the system, racism, interracial relations, rebellion, life is a bitch, teenage life, politics, society, americana, injustice, discrimination, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: murder, racism, social differences, life is a bitch, introspection, society, crimes, social decay, injustice, discrimination, small town, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 487
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: serious, realistic, sincere, disturbing
Plot: racism, small town, investigation, social differences, social decay, fighting the system, african american, murder, injustice, deadly, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s, 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.2
 795
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: civil rights movement, racism, interracial relations, human spirit, social differences, rebellion, discrimination, fighting the system, hopes, life is a bitch, journalism, leadership ...
Time: 50s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.4
 267
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, realistic, serious, rough
Plot: prison, racism, solitary, prison life, fighting the system, confined, against the rules, rebellion, injustice, price of justice, rebelliousness, society ...
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.9
 171
The Beat (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A new kid moves into a tough neighborhood controlled by gangs, and tries to teach them poetry.
Style: emotional, serious, touching, realistic, gloomy
Plot: gang, poetry, teenage life, idealism, youth, fighting the system, dedicated educator, life is a bitch, society, rebellion, crimes, school ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 412
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: serious, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful, based on true events
Plot: false accusation, racism, fighting the system, injustice, courtroom drama, human spirit, rebellion, society, prison life, confined, life is a bitch, hopes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: realistic, gloomy, emotional, serious
Plot: discrimination, racism, interracial relations, dentist, college, family relations, journalism, siblings relations, lifestyle, society, college life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s, 20th century
Place: new york, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 1K
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, righting the wronged, fighting the system, politics, rebelliousness, dedicated educator, high school, lifestyle, high school life ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: realistic, contemplative, emotional, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: racism, society, friendship, false accusation, legal, injustice, discrimination, americana, fighting the system, false arrest, crimes, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 80s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.4
 819
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, rebellion, idealism, injustice, fighting the system, family life, family problems, political unrest, discrimination, family relations, society, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: emotional, uplifting, captivating, touching, serious ...
Plot: racism, rebellion, self discovery, against the odds, human spirit, life is a bitch, hopes, student life, social relations, society, discrimination, clergy ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 60s, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
A Stranger in the Kingdom (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Vermont town in the 1950's hires a new minister based on his war record and capable presentation, but then are shocked when he shows up and is a black man. Things go completely wrong for ...
Style: serious, sincere, atmospheric, thought provoking, contemplative ...
Plot: racism, murder, small town, false accusation, society, small town life, dishonesty, price of justice, social relations, courtroom drama, profanity, crimes ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: vermont, usa, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, uplifting, emotional, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: prison, racism, discrimination, legal, politics, society, congress, false accusation, injustice, rebellion, righting the wronged, fighting the system ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 60s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: disturbing, realistic, rough, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: racism, introspection, moral dilemma, haunted by the past, investigation, injustice, rebellion, legal, parents and children, crimes, society, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Heart of the Beholder (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a family who opened the first videocassette rental stores in St. Louis in 1980. The family was ruined by a corrupt prosecutor who had been blackmailed by a religious group because the family refused to remove Martin ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: rebellion, rivalry, fighting the system, religions or cults, legal, corporate crimes, life is a bitch, dishonesty, society, courtroom drama, injustice, campaign ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 7.3
 484
The Negro (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A black teenager vandalizes a racist lawn ornament.
Style: serious, tense, sincere, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: racism, violence, police investigation, interracial relations, uncover truth, murder, life is a bitch, crimes, vandalism, law enforcement, society, countryside ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, thought provoking, uplifting, serious, emotional
Plot: fighting the system, civil disobedience, rebellion, social differences, legal, racism, society, life is a bitch, human spirit, discrimination, injustice, social activism ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: disturbing, thought provoking, realistic, rough, serious ...
Plot: rebellion, price of justice, fighting the system, against the odds, working class, racism, ambition, injustice, life is a bitch, legal, society, human nature ...
Time: 70s
Place: kentucky, usa, new york, appalachia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.8
 314
Baby for Sale (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A couple discover that the baby girl they're trying to adopt is being auctioned off to the highest bidder. The couple become part of a sting operation to bust the baby-selling ring.
Style: disturbing, sincere, emotional, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: adoption, black market, kids in trouble, social decay, fighting the system, babies and infants, legal, family life, dishonesty, life is a bitch, crimes, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 ...
Style: epic, uplifting, thought provoking, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: racism, injustice, discrimination, interracial relations, slavery, media, righting the wronged, hopes, state affairs, human spirit, life is a bitch, americana ...
Time: 60s, 19th century, 20th century, 1960s, 1860s
Place: southern usa, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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For Colored Girls (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: About existence from the perspective of 20 nameless black females. Each of the women portray one of the characters represented in the collection of twenty poems, revealing different issues that impact women in general and women of color in ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, emotional, serious, offbeat ...
Plot: domestic violence, feminism, family problems, society, love, life is a bitch, hopes, crumbling marriage, woman, female protagonist, abortion, rape ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, family relations, discrimination, injustice, follow your dream, parents and children, couple relations, rich and poor, social differences, single parent, interracial relations, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.8
 819
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, rebellion, interracial relations, indians, teenage life, fighting the system, dishonesty, power relations, injustice, social differences, racism, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.2
 445
Toe to Toe (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Out on the lacrosse pitch, wealthy but troubled Jesse and poor but driven Tosha form an easy and deep bond, but their relationship is threatened once they enter the hallways of an elite prep school they attend in Washington, D.C. There, they must ...
Style: captivating, realistic, sentimental, psychological, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, teenage life, self discovery, coming of age, youth, social differences, racism, lacrosse, power relations, social relations, family relations, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Grace Card (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Everything can change in an instant ... and take a lifetime to unravel. When Mac McDonald loses his son in an accident, the ensuing 17 years of bitterness and pain erodes his love for his family and leaves him angry with God ... and just about ...
Style: serious, uplifting, emotional, realistic, touching ...
Plot: hopes, racism, dysfunctional family, partners, haunted by the past, clergy, family problems, partners against crime, crimes, reluctant partners, husband wife relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, memphis, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.4
 866
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: serious, thought provoking, suspenseful, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: racism, interracial relations, small town, assassination, haunted by the past, who done it, life is a bitch, civil rights movement, crimes, mystery, injustice, society ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 60s, 1960s
Place: south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Whitewash: The Clarence Brandley Story (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Clarence Brandley, a black man wrongly accused in 1980 of the murder of a 16-year-old white high school girl named Cheryl Ferguson. Brandley worked at Conroe High School, where Ferguson was visiting as a member of the ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prison, fighting the system, false accusation, courtroom drama, confined, uncover truth, prison life, society, legal, dishonesty, law enforcement, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%