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, revenge, investigation, death, murder, racism, doctor, father, african american, interracial relations, injustice, racist, racial prejudice, social injustice, rape victim, interracial romance, lynching, execution, cross cultural relations, haunted by the past, racial issues, amateur sleuth, black man, confrontation ...

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Most similar movies to White Lie

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, sincere and thought provoking films with plots about racism, interracial relations, african american, racist, murder, injustice and society mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres. Some movies like White Lie: Black Like Me (1964), My Sweet Charlie (1970), The Black Klansman (1966), Free, White and 21 (1963), American Son (2019). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: spy, racism, interracial relations, inequality, bigotry, cross cultural relations, race, reporter, prejudice, discrimination, african american, racial issues ...
Place: southern usa
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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, lawyer, friendship, black man white woman relationship, escape, miscarriage of justice, pregnant woman, unwed pregnancy, racial prejudice, racism, false accusation, racial tension ...
Place: texas
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93%
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: political, psychotronic
Plot: racism, black man white woman relationship, impersonation, ku klux klan, bomb, revenge, widower, murder, death of child, interracial sex, racist, lynching ...
Place: alabama, los angeles
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67%
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: jury, rape, courtroom, racist, civil rights, interracial relations, criminal, businessman, exploitation, segregation, false accusation, hotel ...
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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: suspenseful, heartbreaking, thought provoking, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: african american woman, african american, 18 year old, mother son relationship, police, racial injustice, discrimination, divorced parents, racial discrimination, ex husband, murder, investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 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: suspenseful, bleak, psychological, disturbing, surprise ending
Plot: forbidden love, poverty, interracial relations, love, racial issues, crime and punishment, driver, african american, war, money, racism, tragedy ...
Time: 1930s
Place: chicago illinois
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65%
 5.7
 196
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 ...
Style: political
Plot: racism, black family, black boy, racial injustice, good versus evil, male female relationship, president, bitterness, brutality, breaking the fourth wall, friendship, love ...
Time: 1870s, 19th century
Place: usa, virginia
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63%
 5.8
 158
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: rape, war criminal, war crime, nazi, murder, execution, holocaust, concentration camp, terror, survivor, torture, rape and revenge ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two
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61%
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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: neo noir, suspense, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: children, lawyer, redneck, marital rape, politically correct, abusive relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief), family relations, small town, racism, graphic violence, injustice ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.1
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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: neo noir, suspense, allegory, cult film
Plot: black man white woman relationship, racism, subway, racist, flirting, humiliation, naivete, claustrophobia, interracial relations, african american, middle class, black man ...
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: suspenseful, sincere, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: white male black female relationship, slavery, mixed race child, family relations, family secret, interracial relations, inheritance, secret, racism, slave, racial prejudice, social injustice ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.5
 955
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: thought provoking, suspenseful, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: racism, interracial relations, small town, assassination, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, who done it, injustice, society, investigation, mystery, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 2000s
Place: south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.4
 607
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: african american, racism, small town, investigation, fighting the system, social differences, social decay, society, crimes, life is a bitch, human spirit, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 90s
Place: austin texas, texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: thought provoking, uplifting, emotional, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: racism, politics, death row, empire, aunt, interracial relations, false accusation, prison, human spirit, urban ghetto life, wrongfully committed, school ...
Time: 1940s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: thought provoking, serious, realistic
Plot: racism, christmas, faith, self defense, family relations, murder, family life, false accusation, society, dishonesty, life is a bitch, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Sophie and the Moonhanger (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A woman pits herself against her husband and his Ku Klux Klan member friends when she learns that they are planning an attack against her black maid and her husband.
Plot: interracial relations, hate crime, miscarriage, black man, racial prejudice, friendship, husband wife relationship, friend, racism, housekeeper, marital abuse, ku klux klan ...
Time: 50s
Place: southern usa
⇓ 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, sincere, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: youth, lifetime, interracial relations, racism, false accusation, small town, friendship, discrimination, human nature, small town life, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 1940s
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: political, captivating, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: interracial relations, family problems, social relations, injustice, dedicated lawyer, life is a bitch, society, legal, small town, rich and poor, racism, idealism ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: usa, georgia, louisiana, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: teens, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: racism, friendship, civil rights, coming of age, teenage life, teenage girl, single father, haunted by the past, african american, racial segregation, interracial relations, family business ...
Time: year 1964, 60s, 20th century
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: tense, thought provoking, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: murder, dishonesty, law enforcement, hotshot lawyer, dedicated lawyer, courtroom drama, lawyer, nypd, racism, interracial relations, courtroom, injustice ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 644
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: woman, murder, rape, loss of innocence, indifference, racism, apathy, witness, female director
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44%
 5.9
 544
Going Home (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After doing 13 years in prison for the murder of his wife, mechanic Harry Graham is out on parole and looking to rebuild his life in a small seaside community. He settles into a trailer park and finds both a job and a girlfriend. But things get ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: girlfriend, murder, revenge, son, mechanic, witness, wife, parole, uxoricide, confrontation, resentment, father son reunion ...
Place: pennsylvania
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43%
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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, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fraternity, sorority, coming of age, racism, interracial relations, college, society, opposites attract, lifestyle, media, youth, hopes ...
Time: 50s
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 6.8
 272
Cora Unashamed (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: From the short story by Langston Hughes.
Plot: father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, servant, maid, interracial romance, racism, abortion, interracial relations, small town, housekeeper, racist, jealousy ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s
Place: iowa, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.9
 133
Honky (1971)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Black girl from rich family loves white boy from poor family.
Plot: interracial romance, drugs, teenager, racial tension, interracial relations, interracial sex, interracial couple, interracial rape, family relations, dancing, love, party ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: jazz, melancholy, cafe, alcohol abuse, urban setting, guilt, death, police, professor, compassion, friendship, drunkenness ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: tense, realistic, serious, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: electric chair, injustice, racism, false accusation, interracial relations, murder, legal investigation, law enforcement, dishonesty, protagonist as suspect, blind ambition, mystery ...
Time: 1930s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.2
 867
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, discrimination, parents and children, americana, teenage life, hopes, politics ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
One Potato, Two Potato (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Study of interracial marriage in the 1960's. A white divorcée falls in love with and marries an African-American man. When her ex-husband sues for custody of her child, arguing that a mixed household is an improper place to raise the girl, the ...
Plot: racism, marriage, prejudice, child custody, miscegenation, baby, lawyer, mother daughter relationship, dancing, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, judge ...
Place: ohio, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.9
 167
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: stepmother, child's point of view, death of husband, loss of husband, interracial marriage, black american, aunt niece relationship, able to see the dead, widow, interracial romance, ghost, grief ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%