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Parzania (2005)
 7.6
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Parzania (2005)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA, India
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Centered around the 2002 massacres in Gujarat, the film tells the story of a happy family that is torn apart by the loss of their son Parzan.
Style: ambiguous ending, enigmatic, captivating, exciting, sincere, thought provoking, disturbing
Plot: violence, racism, injustice, torture, hallucination, family in danger, rage, innocence, child's point of view, religious intolerance, thesis, boy in peril, writers, trial, alcoholic, genocide, racial discrimination, alcohol abuse, utopia, self destructing, new beginning, fanatic, fasting, brother sister relationship, abstinence ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, thought provoking and captivating films with plots about society, life is a bitch, racism, hopes, injustice, politics and rebellion mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like Parzania: Ghosts of Mississippi (1996), The Long Walk Home (1990), Freedom Song (2000), Blood Done Sign My Name (2010), Rosewood (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Ghosts of Mississippi is a drama covering the final trial of the assassin, Bryon De La Beckwith, of the 60s civil rights leader Medgar Evers. It begins with the murder and the events surrounding the two initial trials which both ended in a hung ...
Style: thought provoking, talky, serious, sincere, factual ...
Plot: racism, courtroom, courtroom drama, legal, widow, activist, life is a bitch, injustice, dedicated lawyer, dishonesty, jury, righting the wronged ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1960s, 60s
Place: usa, mississippi, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Long Walk Home (1990)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two women, black and white, in 1955 Montgomery Alabama, must decide what they are going to do in response to the famous bus boycott lead by Martin Luther King.
Style: thought provoking, touching, realistic, uplifting, contemplative ...
Plot: segregation, racism, friendship, bus, master and servant, civil rights, couple relations, friends, injustice, couples, power relations, bittersweet ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1955
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 7.2
 833
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, realistic ...
Plot: racism, fighting the system, interracial relations, life is a bitch, rebellion, teenage life, parents and children, injustice, society, hopes, politics, americana ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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, serious, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: murder, racism, social differences, introspection, discrimination, social decay, crimes, life is a bitch, society, injustice, small town, arson ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.2
 7K
Rosewood (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Spurred by a white woman's lie, vigilantes destroy a black Florida town and slay inhabitants in 1923.
Style: rough, disturbing, captivating, thought provoking, biting ...
Plot: small town, racism, murder, massacre, hanging, false accusation, politics, interracial relations, small town life, profanity, society, danger ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: florida, usa, california, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Laramie Project (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: "The Laramie Project" is set in and around Laramie, Wyoming, in the aftermath of the murder of 21-year-old Matthew Shepard. To create the stage version of "The Laramie Project," the eight-member New York-based Tectonic Theatre ...
Style: thought provoking, bleak, disturbing, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: murder, small town, politics, violence, interview, sin, hypocrisy, crimes, life is a bitch, family relations, injustice, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 90s, year 1998
Place: usa, wyoming, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.2
 3K
Endgame (2009)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The time is the late '80s, a crucial period in the history of South Africa. President P.W. Botha is hanging on to power by a thread as the African National Congress (ANC) takes up arms against apartheid and the country tumbles toward ...
Style: tense, captivating, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bomb, politics, hopes, rebellion, danger, political unrest, wartime life, revolution, siege, unlikely partners, fighting the system, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: south africa, england, africa, europe, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.7
 166
Heat Wave (1990)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A rookie black journalist investigates the tensions of the Watts section of Los Angeles in the bloody summer of 1965.
Style: bleak, disturbing, rough, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: racism, urban setting, life is a bitch, media, society, journalism, heat wave, social decay, interracial relations, political unrest, police harassment, african american ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1965
Place: los angeles, usa, south central los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Death of a Prophet (1981)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: After breaking ties with the Nation of Islam, Malcolm X became a man marked for death...and it was just a matter of time before his enemies closed in. Despite death threats and intimidation, Malcolm marched on - continuing to spread the word of ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, controversial, realistic, serious
Plot: assassination, politics, racism, jazz, ambition, folk hero, rebellion, society, life is a bitch, fighting the system, deadly, state affairs ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.8
 2K
Black Venus (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 159 min.
Story: The story of Saartjes Baartman, a Black domestic who, in 1808, left Southern Africa, then ruled by Dutch settlers, for Europe, following her boss Hendrick Caesar , hoping to find fame and fortune there. Once in London her master turned manager does ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, thought provoking, gloomy
Plot: racism, prostitution, captivity, physical appearance, humiliation, rebelliousness, social misfits, poverty, exploitation, shame, racial violence, violence against a woman ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: paris france, south africa, europe, france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Shattered Glass (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Fact-based 2003 drama about the young journalist Stephen Glass, who got a job at The New Republic in 1995 and for three years fabricated at least half of the stories he wrote.
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, captivating, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: journalism, ambition, research, suspicion, workaholic, career, workplace, cheating, desire for fame, dishonesty, rise and fall, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: haiti, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
DC 9/11: Time of Crisis (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: This is the story of the days directly after 9/11, and the president's whereabouts. Scheduled to air shortly before the second anniversary of the September 11 attacks, DC 9/11 takes an inside look at the Bush Administration, beginning with the ...
Style: bleak, serious, thought provoking, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: terrorism, life is a bitch, political conspiracy, politics, danger, hijacking, americana, head of state, leadership, government agency, state affairs, dishonesty ...
Time: september 11 2001
Place: usa, new york, washington d.c., manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.5
 84K
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: thought provoking, serious, sincere, uplifting, factual ...
Plot: racism, politics, righting the wronged, justice, civil rights, human spirit, idealism, african american, americana, discrimination, fighting the system, racial segregation ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1964, year 1963 ...
Place: alabama, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.8
 2K
Longitude (2000)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 250 min.
Story: Parallel stories: 18th century Harrison builds the marine chronometer for safe navigation at sea; 20th century Gould is obsessed with restoring it.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, sincere, suspenseful ...
Plot: inventor, sea, military life, against the odds, adventure, ocean or sea, sea disaster, danger, escapades, british navy, father son relationship, obsession ...
Time: 18th century, 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1700s
Place: jamaica, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Eichmann Show (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Lithuania
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The behind-the-scenes true life story of a groundbreaking producer, Milton Fruchtman, and blacklisted TV director Leo Hurwitz who, overcoming enormous obstacles, set out to capture the testimony of one of the war's most notorious Nazis, Adolf ...
Style: clever, serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: media, trial, war criminal, nazi germany, tv show, archive footage, judge, genocide, television, television crew, holocaust survivor, death threat ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: israel, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Inherit the Wind (1988)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a real-life case in 1925, two great lawyers argue the case for and against a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution.
Style: captivating, talky, thought provoking, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: courtroom, evolution, social relations, religions or cults, dedicated lawyer, rivalry, society, courtroom drama, small town life, idealism, small town, legal ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Race to Freedom: The Underground Railroad (1994)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A number of slaves risk their lives to escape their masters with their only help coming from the famous secret slave escape network.
Style: sincere, atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: chase, interracial relations, racism, on the run, fugitives, chases and races, society, danger, hopes, rebellion, adventure, injustice ...
Time: 19th century
Place: canada, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.5
 247
Alleged (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Alleged is a romantic drama based on events occurring behind the scenes and outside the courtroom of the famous Scopes "Monkey Trial" of 1925. Charles Anderson, a talented young reporter, feels trapped working for his deceased ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: moral dilemma, idealism, fighting the system, rivalry, ambition, columnist, injustice, righting the wronged, couples, hopes, romance, courtroom drama ...
Place: tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: disturbing, thought provoking, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: rebellion, fighting the system, price of justice, against the odds, legal, life is a bitch, ambition, society, injustice, human spirit, working class, racism ...
Time: 70s
Place: kentucky, usa, new york, appalachia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: During the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam, Otto Frank decides to hide his family, who are Jewish, after his daughter Margot is called to appear for transport to a Nazi labour camp. Miep Gies, Otto Frank's office assistant hides them in the attic ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, bleak, disturbing
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, anti hero, indoor, confined, against humanity, on the run, anti heroes, hopes, life is a bitch, war ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
Place: amsterdam, holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.4
 510
Moonshot (2009)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Man's landing on the moon was our greatest technological achievement. The Apollo 11 mission was truly the stuff of dreams. For the first time, our species walked on another celestial body. Even more remarkable was their ability to make it back. ...
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: outer space, nasa, moon, heroic mission, human spirit, space travel, spacewalk, heroes, escapades, archive footage, landing, astronaut ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969, 1960s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, emotional, disturbing, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: racism, prison, discrimination, against humanity, fighting the system, congress, injustice, righting the wronged, false accusation, political unrest, hopes, rebellion ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 60s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: emotional, disturbing, gloomy, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: legal, holocaust, suburbs, jewish, courtroom drama, civil rights, wartime life, culture clash, idealism, anti semitism, genocide, small town life ...
Time: 80s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Final Solution: The Wannsee Conference (1984)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Austria, West Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A real time recreation of the 1942 Wannsee Conference, in which leading SS and Nazi Party officals gathered to discuss the "Final Solution to the Jewish Question". Led by SS-General Reinhard Heydrich, the Wannsee Conference was the ...
Style: talky, captivating, thought provoking, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, genocide, racism, anti semitism, conspiracy, deportation, wartime life, interracial relations, murder, state affairs, immigrants ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, year 1942
Place: europe, germany, warsaw poland, palestine, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Oranges and Sunshine (2010)
Genre: 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, life is a bitch, state affairs, society, injustice, family reunited, rebellion, price of justice ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Beyond the Gates (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two westerners, a priest and a teacher find themselves in the middle of the Rwandan genocide and face a moral dilemna. Do they place themselves in danger and protect the refugees, or escape the country with their lives? Based on a true story.
Style: disturbing, emotional, bleak, rough, sad ...
Plot: genocide, politics, violence, teacher, priest, survivor, survival, moral dilemma, against the odds, human spirit, fighting the system, tragic hero ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1994
Place: africa, rwanda, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Devil's Bride (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Finland, Sweden, Norway, Latvia, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Anna’s story takes place on Åland Island in 1666, during the beginning of the most widespread and systematic witch-hunts in Scandinavian history. In all, 16 women were convicted of being in league with the devil, and seven of them were executed. ...
Style: based on true events, captivating, disturbing, enigmatic, tense
Plot: witch hunt, witch, false accusation, obsession, lie, falling in love, adultery, betrayal, jealousy, fall in love, village, extramarital affair ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: finland, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.3
 485
The Negro (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A black teenager vandalizes a racist lawn ornament.
Style: sincere, disturbing, serious, tense, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, violence, uncover truth, interracial relations, police investigation, murder, vandalism, society, life is a bitch, law enforcement, crimes, countryside ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.7
 83
The Radicals (1989)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of the Anabaptist movement and two of its first leaders, Michael and Margaretha Sattler.
Style: emotional, bleak, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: church, christianity, life is a bitch, heroes, society, religions or cults, clergy, state affairs, ambition, hopes, romance, theology ...
Time: 16th century
Place: europe, switzerland, zurich switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
12 Years a Slave (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty as well as unexpected kindnesses Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In ...
Style: heartbreaking, factual, motivational, bleak, brutal ...
Plot: slavery, freedom, racism, life is a bitch, interracial relations, torture, master and servant, civil rights, blacks and whites, african american, confined, rape ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, 18th century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, new york, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%