Movies like White Lie 1991

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White Lie (1991)
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White Lie (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A black New York man returns to his southern hometown to investigate his father's lynching at the hands of a white mob.
Style: suspense, reflective
Plot: love, rape, investigation, death, racism, african american, injustice, interracial relations, father, doctor, south, racist, murder, haunted by the past, interracial romance, racial prejudice, amateur sleuth, cross cultural relations, execution, lynching, racial issues, rape victim, social injustice, confrontation, revenge ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and thought provoking films with plots about racism, interracial relations, african american, murder, injustice, society and racist mostly in Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like White Lie: Black Like Me (1964), My Sweet Charlie (1970), Free, White and 21 (1963), American Son (2019), The Black Klansman (1966). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 633
Black Like Me (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Black Like Me is the true account of John Griffin's experiences when he passed as a black man.
Plot: journalist, racial issues, bigotry, racist, discrimination, reporter, injustice, racism, african american, cross cultural relations, inequality, false name ...
Place: southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
My Sweet Charlie (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A pregnant white Southern girl and a black New York lawyer, both on the run in rural Texas, meet up in a boarded-up, abandoned house and realize they both need each other in order to survive.
Style: suspense
Plot: interracial romance, false accusation, pregnant woman, racism, false accusation of murder, escape, pregnancy, farmhouse, unwed pregnancy, murder, illegitimacy, african american ...
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
Free, White and 21 (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A motel owner in Texas is accused of raping a civil-rights worker from Sweden.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: courtroom, racist, jury, rape, interracial relations, clock, segregation, exploitation, criminal, false accusation, cross cultural relations, civil rights ...
Place: texas
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72%
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 6K
American Son (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Time passes and tension mounts in a Florida police station as an estranged interracial couple awaits news of their missing teenage son.
Style: suspense, thought provoking, heartbreaking, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: mother son relationship, african american woman, police, racial injustice, discrimination, missing son, murder, racial prejudice, divorced parents, investigation, racial discrimination, social injustice ...
Time: contemporary
Place: miami, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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The Black Klansman (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After a black man's daughter is killed by the KKK, he seeks revenge by becoming a Klansman.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: miscegenation, entertainer, infiltration, mistress, seduction, lynching, church, widower, racial tension, prejudice, black man white woman relationship, gangsters ...
Place: alabama, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.6
 144
Freedom Road (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 186 min.
Story: Muhammad Ali, in a rare acting role, plays Gideon Jackson, an ex-slave in 1870's Virginia who gets elected to the U.S. Senate in Washington D.C. and battles other former slaves and white sharecroppers to keep the land they tended all their ...
Plot: explosion, racist, human rights, mercilessness, period piece, sadness, black white relations, shot in the chest, spit in the face, white flag, racial discrimination, abuse ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.6
 107
The Execution (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The members of a San Diego Wednesday night womens' mah jongg club are five survivors of a Nazi concentration camp. They recognize the owner of a local restaurant, Walter Grossman, as a doctor from the camp who performed experiments on them as ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: lawyer, terror, concentration camp, rape, survivor, revenge, murder, secret, torture, doctor, holocaust, execution ...
Time: 1940s
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62%
 6.4
 1K
Paris Trout (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Paris Trout is a vile Southern bigot. He owns a store and is a loanshark. He often sues people, and so his lawyer, Harry Seagraves, eventually meets Paris' wife Hannah. A former schoolteacher, she made the mistake of her life when she married ...
Style: disturbing, emotional, psychological, biting, suspense ...
Plot: racism, small town, family relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), murder, injustice, domestic disturbance, society, courtroom drama, small town life, graphic violence, crimes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Dutchman (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 55 min.
Story: A young conservative black man, minding his own business, rides a nearly empty subway car. The only other passenger, a blonde vixen looking for trouble, sizes him up. Sexual tension, racial bigotry and righteous fury collide in a razor's edge ...
Style: suspense, allegory
Plot: middle class, seduction, african american, humiliation, stabbing, neo noir, racism, murder, victim, subway, racist, interracial relations ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
A House Divided (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the aftermath of the terrible Civil War which has devastated the South, Amanda America Dixon returns home to find she has become the sole heir to a vast cotton plantation. But the dreadful secret which has blighted her life threatens to deprive ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, sincere, suspenseful
Plot: family relations, white male black female relationship, family secret, slavery, interracial relations, inheritance, secret, court, mixed race child, racial prejudice, sibling rivalry, social injustice ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Brotherhood of Murder (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Set against the backdrop of the true story of the largest cash robbery in the history of the USA.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Plot: racism, murder, hostages, law enforcement, crimes, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, deadly, going straight, down on your luck, terrorism, working undercover ...
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52%
 6.3
 500
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, disturbing, sincere
Plot: racism, small town, social decay, social differences, investigation, fighting the system, african american, crimes, deadly, society, life is a bitch, injustice ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.9
 396
Timepiece (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in the 1940's, James Earl Jones as an an old clockmaker faces racism and is tried for murder when the racist is killed. However, Kevin Kilner comes forward and claims to have commmitted the crime in self defense. All the while, ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: racism, self defense, family relations, murder, faith, society, life is a bitch, dishonesty, family life, false accusation, husband wife relationship, daughter ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Secret Life of Bees (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Set in South Carolina in 1964, this is the tale of Lily Owens a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother. To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father, Lily flees with Rosaleen, her caregiver and only ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, emotional, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: civil rights, racism, friendship, teenage life, interracial relations, haunted by the past, family relations, runaway child, african american, social differences, teaching the ways of the world, blacks and whites ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1964, 1960s
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.5
 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, suspenseful, thought provoking, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: racism, interracial relations, small town, assassination, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, who done it, injustice, uncover truth, mystery, investigation, society ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 60s, 1960s
Place: south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
A Lesson Before Dying (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the 1940's South, an African-American man is wrongly accused of the killing a a white store owner. In his defense, his white attorney equates him with a lowly hog, to indicate that he didn't have the sense to know what he was doing. ...
Style: uplifting, thought provoking, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: politics, interracial relations, false accusation, racism, prison, aunt, convenience store, death row, redemption, urban ghetto, animal life, injustice ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Ladies Club (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A raped policewoman forms a vigilante group of various rape victims. They abduct and castrate men whom have committed repeated violations of women, and got away with it through legal technicalities.
Style: rough, suspense, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: castration, revenge, rape, vigilante, misandry, female doctor, surgery, courtroom, female protagonist, murder, rape revenge, exploitation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: touching, emotional, sincere, sentimental, thought provoking ...
Plot: interracial relations, friendship, racism, false accusation, small town, family relations, society, youth, opposites attract, life is a bitch, coming of age, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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As Summers Die (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Set in a sleepy Southern Louisiana town in 1959, a lawyer, searches for justice as he volunteers to help a black woman whose property is being threatened by the Holts, the first family of the town, after she refuses to sell her valuable land.
Style: touching, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: interracial relations, family problems, social relations, injustice, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer, society, legal, idealism, racism, rich and poor, small town ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, touching, sincere, emotional, non-linear ...
Plot: racism, discrimination, injustice, slavery, interracial relations, hopes, americana, human spirit, idealism, social differences, redemption, righting the wronged ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 19th century, 1960s, 1860s
Place: southern usa, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Color of Justice (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Four young black men kill a white woman, the D.A. is very cautious in how to proceed...
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, interracial relations, racism, law enforcement, crime, hotshot lawyer, dishonesty, dedicated lawyer, courtroom drama, legal, deadly, politics ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.7
 77
Keys (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A one-time investigator gets back in the game when a family suffers a trauma similar to her own.
Plot: missing person, black american, haunted by the past, african american, helicopter pilot, police detective, florida keys, murder, investigation, male female relationship, child abduction, interracial relations ...
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Color Of Love: Jacey's Story (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Set in a small town in the South, movie centers on Georgia Potter, an old-fashioned widow (Rowlands), whose life changes drastically when her estranged daughter and the son-in-law she never met die in a car crash. When she visits her granddaughter ...
Plot: racism, grandmother, grandfather, granddaughter, african american, interracial relations
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 3.9
 550
37 (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: On a March night in 1964, 37 neighbors in Queens, New York, witness the brutal murder of Kitty Genovese. None of them takes action or calls the police. 37 tells the story of a few of these people and what led up to the night when they unexplainably ...
Plot: murder, rape, loss of innocence, racism, indifference, apathy, female director, witness
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.7
 2K
Native Son (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young African-American man named Bigger Thomas takes a job working for a highly influential Chicago family, a decision that will change the course of his life forever.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, surprise ending
Plot: poverty, forbidden love, crime and punishment, interracial relations, driver, love, danger, racial issues, based on a novel, money
Time: 1930s
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.2
 657
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: serious, realistic, contemplative, thought provoking, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: interracial relations, college, racism, coming of age, hopes, media, journalism, lifestyle, campus, injustice, bittersweet, discrimination ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Sweet Love, Bitter (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A loose fictitious of Charlie Parker's last years and a portrait of the jazz scene in 1960's New York.
Style: reflective
Plot: miscegenation, interracial friendship, price of fame, jazz music, compassion, racism, heroin, guilt, african american, friendship, death, musician ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Carolina Skeletons (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After a long time in the army, an Afro-American soldier returns to his hometown, where, years ago, his brother was executed for the rape and murder of two white girls. The commando believes his brother to have been innocent and seeks a proof for ...
Style: rough, gloomy, suspenseful, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: injustice, murder, interracial relations, false accusation, racism, electric chair, mystery, blind ambition, society, dishonesty, crimes, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: usa, southern usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.2
 835
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 ⇓
40%
 6.1
 145
Clover (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Sara marries Gaten a single father who is African-American. Not long after they're married Gaten dies. So Sara has to take care of Gaten's daughter, Clover. Problem is she and Clover have not exactly bonded and several of Gaten's ...
Plot: death of husband, child's point of view, aunt niece relationship, interracial romance, widow, grief, ghost, black american, stepmother, stepmother stepdaughter relationship, grieving, interracial marriage ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%