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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, teacher, crimes, graphic violence, interracial relations, social relations, college life, student, racial discrimination, reporter, racist, college student, campus, black american, college campus, college dean, television reporter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vermont, usa, new england, chicago illinois

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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, fighting the system, injustice, interracial relations and rebellion 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), The Beat (1988), The Least Among You (2009). 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: 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
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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, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fraternity, sorority, coming of age, racism, college, interracial relations, society, opposites attract, lifestyle, media, youth, hopes ...
Time: 50s
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa
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86%
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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, americana, parents and children, teenage life, discrimination, hopes, politics ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
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86%
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The Beat (1988)
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: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: gang, poetry, teenage life, idealism, fighting the system, youth, rebellion, dedicated educator, society, life is a bitch, stoners, school ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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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, serious, emotional, gloomy
Plot: racism, dentist, interracial relations, discrimination, journalism, society, life is a bitch, lifestyle, family relations, college life, college, siblings relations ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, new york
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79%
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, emotional, captivating, touching, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, human spirit, against the odds, self discovery, rebellion, life is a bitch, hopes, leadership, student life, social relations, clergy, society ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 21st century, 60s
Place: california, usa
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78%
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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: thought provoking, uplifting, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: african american, racism, family problems, family relations, injustice, moral dilemma, political unrest, discrimination, rebelliousness, human spirit, parents and children, idealism ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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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, militant, injustice ...
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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: disturbing, captivating, serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, murder, social differences, discrimination, social decay, introspection, injustice, society, life is a bitch, crimes, small town, small town life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: civil rights, racism, old man, legal, dedicated lawyer, golden years, society, crimes, life is a bitch, fighting the system, interracial relations, discrimination ...
Time: 80s
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
⇓ 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, uplifting, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: discrimination, apartheid, social change, racism, prison, false accusation, political unrest, righting the wronged, congress, injustice, heroes, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 60s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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, realistic, thought provoking, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: false accusation, small town, racism, murder, courtroom drama, price of justice, small town life, crimes, society, legal, life is a bitch, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: vermont, usa, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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, fighting the system, injustice, human spirit, courtroom drama, hopes, life is a bitch, legal, confined, rebellion ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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: thought provoking, sincere, serious, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: feminism, society, family problems, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, hopes, woman, female protagonist, women, domestic violence, rape, poem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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 636
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, sincere, disturbing
Plot: racism, small town, investigation, fighting the system, social decay, social differences, african american, society, crimes, life is a bitch, murder, human spirit ...
Time: contemporary, 90s
Place: austin texas, texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 7.3
 515
The Negro (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A black teenager vandalizes a racist lawn ornament.
Style: tense, serious, disturbing, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, police investigation, uncover truth, interracial relations, law enforcement, life is a bitch, society, crimes, vandalism, murder, violence, countryside ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Conrack (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A young, white teacher is assigned to an isolated island off the coast of South Carolina populated mostly by poor black families. He finds that the basically illiterate, neglected children there know so little of the world outside their island.
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: teacher, school, racism, youth, island, education, black history, family relations, interracial relations, hardcase students, misfit, fighting the system ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1969
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, emotional, rough, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: racism, investigation, moral dilemma, introspection, haunted by the past, rebellion, society, crimes, legal, injustice, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, alabama, birmingham alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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: sentimental, emotional, sincere, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: racism, family relations, discrimination, injustice, parents and children, social differences, rich and poor, couple relations, follow your dream, single parent, racial discrimination, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.8
 341
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, serious, thought provoking, emotional ...
Plot: babies and infants, adoption, black market, sting operation, fighting the system, kids in trouble, social decay, legal, dishonesty, crimes, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.2
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Blind Faith (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: in 1957 an African-American criminal lawyer (Courtney B. Vance) defends his nephew, who faces the death penalty for murdering a white boy. Charles S. Dutton, Kadeem Hardison, Garland Whitt and Lonette McKee costar in this drama of racial and social ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: gay, lgbt, murder, gay slur, criminal lawyer, injustice, kids in trouble, siblings relations, police corruption, racism, interracial relations, courtroom drama ...
Time: 50s
Place: bronx new york city, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Harvest (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A DEA agent and a local sheriff have to wrestle with their consciences as they start raids on local farmers, who have started growing marijuana simply to keep their farms operational. Story focuses on a young man, who accidentally discovers that his ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, sincere, contemplative
Plot: farm, fighting the system, intrigue, rebellion, dishonesty, society, crimes, immigrants, drug dealing, misfit, introspection, innocence lost ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Blackout (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: BLACKOUT takes you inside the personal journey of what went down and what it was really like in Brooklyn, NY on August 14. It examines the nature of man to take advantage of his own fellow man outside of normal conditions, in times of weakness and ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: society, chaos and mayhem, city life, interracial relations, lie, violence, crimes, nypd, stash, woman, danger, urban
Time: year 2003, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Ordinary Sinner (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three friends encounter violence and bigotry in a small college town.
Style: thought provoking, emotional, realistic, serious, touching ...
Plot: murder, friends, gender, love and romance, friendship, clergy, society, crimes, college life, moral dilemma, haunted by the past, love triangle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vermont, usa
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68%
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: serious, realistic, thought provoking, disturbing
Plot: rivalry, fighting the system, rebellion, corporate crime, society, legal, life is a bitch, dishonesty, courtroom drama, injustice, religions or cults, store ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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, realistic, emotional, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: prison, fighting the system, confined, uncover truth, courtroom drama, false accusation, society, law enforcement, legal, dishonesty, legal action, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, texas
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67%
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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, emotional, rough, sincere ...
Plot: journalism, murder, juvenile delinquency, social decay, uncover truth, teenage life, life is a bitch, hopes, society, lifestyle, youth, racism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.3
 507
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, psychological, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lacrosse, friendship, coming of age, self discovery, teenage life, racism, youth, social differences, woman, high school, bittersweet, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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67%
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: emotional, sincere, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: youth, lifetime, friendship, false accusation, racism, small town, interracial relations, small town life, discrimination, human nature, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 1940s
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
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67%
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, rebellion, fighting the system, price of justice, against the odds, poverty, society, life is a bitch, ambition, legal, working class, racism ...
Time: 70s
Place: kentucky, appalachia, usa, new york
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