Movies like Cesar Chavez

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Cesar Chavez (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A biography of the civil-rights activist and labor organizer Cesar Chavez. Chronicling the birth of a modern American labour movement, Cesar Chavez tells the story of the famed civil rights leader and labour organiser torn between his duties as a husband and father and his commitment to securing a living wage for farm workers. Passionate but soft-spoken, Chavez embraced non-violence as he battled greed and prejudice in his struggle to bring dignity to working people.
Style: captivating, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: labor union, working class, hopes, society, workplace, power relations, social relations, fighting the system, leadership, idealism, boss and employee, workplace situations, life is a bitch, rebellion, non violence, union, migrant worker, farm
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and captivating films with plots about society, fighting the system, rebellion, life is a bitch, hopes, state affairs and politics mostly in Drama, Biography and Crime genres. Some movies like Cesar Chavez: Walkout (2006), Lulu the Tool (1971), Long Road Home (1991), Fidel & Che (2002), The Rosa Parks Story (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: sincere, serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: dedicated educator, rebelliousness, teachers and students, discrimination, high school, racism, injustice, righting the wronged, fighting the system, hopes, rebellion, society ...
Time: 60s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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95%
Teamster Boss: The Jackie Presser Story (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Rise of Jackie Presser to President of the Teamster Union.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, sincere
Plot: labor union, gangsters, blind ambition, leadership, rise and fall, political corruption, political intrigue, fighting the system, politics, ambition, crimes, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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73%
Lulu the Tool (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A conscientious factory worker gets his finger cut off by a machine. The accident causes him to become more involved in political and revolutionary groups.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, emotional
Plot: factory, working class, labor union, factory worker, rebelliousness, social differences, workplace situations, rebellion, society, power relations, social relations, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Long Road Home (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A drama depicting the trials of a family of share croppers.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: labor union, family life, life is a bitch, farm, society, against the odds, survival, down on your luck, workplace situations, family relations, labor, great depression
Time: 30s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Fidel & Che (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Fidel Castro rises to power in Cuba.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: revolution, rise and fall, rise to the top, idealism, rebelliousness, chaos and mayhem, political corruption, political unrest, racism, fighting the system, politics, ambition ...
Time: 20th century
Place: cuba, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: emotional, serious, realistic, thought provoking, uplifting
Plot: human spirit, discrimination, racism, injustice, fighting the system, hopes, legal, rebellion, society, legal action, social differences, americana ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Burning Season: The Chico Mendes Story (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a Brazilian rubber tapper who leads his people in protest against government and developers, who want to cut down their part of the rainforest for a new road and ranch land. The rich and the powerful will stop at nothing, ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Plot: political corruption, rich and poor, in the woods, farm, corporate crimes, fighting the system, rebellion, society, leadership, human spirit, murder, price of justice ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 80s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
A Matter of Sex (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Drama - Jean Stapleton, Nancy Beatty, J. Winston Carroll
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Plot: bank, strike, discrimination, fighting the system, feminism, banking, misogyny, working class, workplace situations, gender, rebellion, workplace ...
Time: 70s, year 1976, year 1979, year 1977, year 1978
Place: minnesota, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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, serious, realistic, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: labor union, anti heroes, human nature, human spirit, price of justice, racism, unemployment, working class, workplace situations, injustice, fighting the system, against the odds ...
Time: 70s
Place: kentucky, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Muhammad Ali’s historic Supreme Court battle from behind closed doors. When Ali was drafted into the Vietnam War at the height of his boxing career, his claim to conscientious objector status led to a controversial legal battle that rattled the ...
Style: serious, captivating, talky, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: vietnam war, idealism, interracial relations, courtroom, justice, courtroom drama, injustice, fighting the system, hopes, legal, rebellion, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1971
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Billy: The Early Years (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Most of us know Billy Graham as the self-assured and charismatic preacher who became one of the most important figures of 20th Century Christianity. Now, with the release of Billy: The Early Years, we meet Billy as the earnest and promising young ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: christian, clergy, redemption, americana, religions or cults, society, idealism, self discovery, miraculous event, hopes, life is a bitch, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Act of Vengeance (1986)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In 1969, an administrator runs against the corrupt president of the United Coal Miners Union, and becomes the target of a murder plot.
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: murder, campaign, labor union, crime, politics, rebellion, society, state affairs, life is a bitch, vengeance, workplace situations, fighting the system ...
Time: 80s
Place: west virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, serious, realistic, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: labor union, rise to the top, boss and employee, interracial relations, discrimination, price of justice, racism, showbiz, social decay, workplace situations, injustice, fighting the system ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 1930s, 1920s
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52%
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Baadasssss! (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Director Mario Van Peebles chronicles the complicated production of his father Melvin's classic 1971 film, "Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song." Playing his father in the film, Van Peebles offers an unapologetic account of ...
Style: serious, realistic, witty, thought provoking, talky ...
Plot: filmmaking, underdog, racism, hollywood, fighting the system, showbiz, artists and showbiz, society, interracial relations, rebellion, family relations, rejection ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: racism, murder, introspection, social differences, small town, social decay, injustice, life is a bitch, society, social relations, discrimination, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: disturbing, serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: church, racism, interracial relations, society, life is a bitch, clergy, workplace situations, injustice, fighting the system, heroes, hopes, military ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
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50%
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Truman (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Biographical account of America's President for the latter part of WWII. Shows Truman's rise from small-town nobody to leader of the USA, his decision to use the Atomic Bomb against Japan, and subsequent election as the US' post-war ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, captivating, political drama
Plot: soldier, presidential election, politics, white house, head of state, usa president, rise and fall, human spirit, idealism, political corruption, political unrest, injustice ...
Time: 1950s
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Norma Rae (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Norma Rae is a southern textile worker employed in a factory with intolerable working conditions. This concern about the situation gives her the gumption to be the key associate to a visiting labor union organizer. Together, they undertake the ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: small town, fighting the system, union, labor, working class, single mother, factory, against the odds, labor union, whistleblower, factory worker, feminism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.4
 570
Joe Hill (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Sweden, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In the early 1900's, the legendary Joe Hill emigrates with his brother to the United States. But after a short time, he loses touch with his brother. Joe gets a few jobs but is struck by all the injustice and tragedy going on. He becomes active ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: working class, rise and fall, fighting the system, rebellion, society, unfulfillment, immigrants, leadership, impossible love, false accusation, ambition, love and romance ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century
Place: utah, usa, california, san diego california
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47%
 6.8
 267
Luther (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A man's view cause a rift between peasants and the church.
Style: talky, serious, realistic
Plot: church, politics, clergy, human spirit, idealism, rebelliousness, religions or cults, injustice, righting the wronged, fighting the system, against the odds, hopes ...
Time: 16th century, 70s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.3
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The Front Line (2009)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, Belgium, UK, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An Italian man looks back from his jail cell on his youthful exploits as a political extremist with understanding, candour and remorse.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, captivating, tense ...
Plot: fighting the system, politics, idealism, introspection, rebelliousness, couple relations, fall in love, love affair, political unrest, danger, love and romance, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, year 1982
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 560
The Playroom (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Four children in their attic hideaway make up a fantastic story, while downstairs their parents weave a drunken intrigue of their own.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, thought provoking, tense
Plot: extramarital affair, suburban life, society, child neglect, suburbs, intrigue, attic, parents and children, siblings relations, dishonesty, lifestyle, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa
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43%
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Mask (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A boy with a massive facial skull deformity and biker gang mother attempts to live as normal a life as possible under the circumstances.
Style: captivating, emotional, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: disability, human spirit, freak, disfigurement, dignity, single parent, childhood, coming of age, rocker, falling in love, parents and children, teenage love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy, uplifting ...
Plot: idealism, wartime life, fascism, fighting the system, against the odds, hopes, love and romance, rebellion, state affairs, life is a bitch, journalism, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 354
Sal (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: James Franco's Sal chronicles the final hours of the life of actor Sal Mineo, one-time teen idol and star of the blockbuster films Rebel Without a Cause and Exodus.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: hollywood, actor's life, ambition, homosexuality, artists and showbiz, hopes, introspection, friendship, unfulfillment, friends, lifestyle, stabbing ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Walesa: Man of Hope (2013)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 127 min.
Story: How was it possible that a single man influenced contemporary world so significantly? This film is an attempt to capture the phenomenon of a common man’s metamorphosis into a charismatic leader — an attempt to see how a Gdansk shipyard ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy, uplifting ...
Plot: anti heroes, underdog, solidarity, labor union, follow your dream, leadership, idealism, rebelliousness, life turned upside down, revolution, righting the wronged, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: poland, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Have No Fear: The Life of Pope John Paul II (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Lithuania, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The eventful life of a humble Polish priest who once decried the pomp of the Catholic Church "a circus" and labeled the Pope a "prisoner of the Vatican" before ascending to the papal throne is explored as actor Thomas Kretschmann ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: clergy, leadership, human spirit, anti semitism, church, holocaust, religions or cults, fighting the system, politics, society, state affairs, forbidden love ...
Place: europe, israel, middle east, poland
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39%
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Hoffa (1992)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Jack Nicholson's portrait of union leader James R. Hoffa, as seen through the eyes of his friend, Bobby Ciaro (Danny DeVito). The film follows Hoffa through his countless battles with the RTA and President Roosevelt all the way to a conclusion ...
Style: tense, serious, captivating, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: labor union, crime, gangsters, power relations, crimes, rise and fall, politics, arson, political corruption, power, ambition, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 50s ...
Place: michigan, usa, new york, detroit, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Fighting the Odds: The Marilyn Gambrell Story (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on a true story, former parole officer Marilyn Gambrell and a colleague set up a pioneer trial-based program in one of America's toughest high schools to help the children of incarcerated parents regain control of their own lives and not ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic
Plot: high school, parole officer, support group, dedicated educator, human spirit, idealism, high school life, against the odds, society, youth, power relations, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Bound for Glory (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: A biography of Woody Guthrie, one of America's greatest folk singers. He left his dust-devastated Texas home in the 1930s to find work, discovering the suffering and strength of America's working class.
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, touching, captivating ...
Plot: labor union, folk music, great depression, music, desert, hitchhiker, folk, on the road, americana, musician's life, rich and poor, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: california, texas, oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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