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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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, society, injustice and murder mostly in Drama 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: journalist, reporter, prejudice, african american, inequality, false name, south, interracial relations, racial issues, bigotry, impersonation, cross cultural relations ...
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, unwed pregnancy, friendship, escape, pregnant woman, miscarriage of justice, lighthouse, interracial friendship, southerner, false accusation, lawyer, pregnant ...
Place: texas
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91%
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: murder, cross cultural relations, mayor, widower, lynching, seduction, miscegenation, racism, death of child, african american, sheriff, gangsters ...
Place: alabama, los angeles
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68%
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: interracial relations, courtroom, civil rights, rape, racist, jury, court, cross cultural relations, african american, clock, hotel, lawyer ...
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: thought provoking, heartbreaking, suspenseful, suspense, sad ...
Plot: african american woman, mother son relationship, police, discrimination, racial injustice, missing son, social injustice, investigation, ex husband, divorced parents, racial discrimination, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, miami
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67%
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 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: poverty, forbidden love, crime and punishment, interracial relations, driver, danger, racial issues, love, based on a novel, money, african american, racism ...
Time: 1930s
Place: chicago illinois
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66%
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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: mistreatment, freedom, looking at the camera, abuse, black american, hostility, white flag, rescue, african american, intolerance, love, danger ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: usa, virginia
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64%
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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: murder, doctor, world war two, concentration camp, secret, survivor, lawyer, rape, war criminal, holocaust, rape and revenge, revenge ...
Time: post world war two, 1940s
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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: psychological, disturbing, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: small town, racism, nudity (full frontal - brief), family relations, marital rape, murder, crimes, injustice, legal, society, courtroom drama, small town life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
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: neo noir, allegory, suspense
Plot: humiliation, murder, victim, seduction, racist, subway, middle class, racism, flirt, black man, black man white woman relationship, interracial relations ...
Place: new york
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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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, touching, sincere
Plot: family relations, slavery, family secret, white male black female relationship, interracial relations, inheritance, secret, court, mixed race child, social injustice, racial prejudice, sibling rivalry ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: georgia
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54%
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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: serious, realistic, disturbing, sincere
Plot: racism, small town, social differences, social decay, fighting the system, investigation, african american, society, crimes, deadly, life is a bitch, injustice ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s, 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: realistic, serious, thought provoking
Plot: racism, family relations, self defense, murder, faith, life is a bitch, dishonesty, society, family life, false accusation, interracial relations, businessman ...
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, african american, teaching the ways of the world, social differences, blacks and whites, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1964, 1960s
Place: south carolina, usa
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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: bleak, emotional, sincere, uplifting, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, false accusation, interracial relations, racism, prison, convenience store, aunt, redemption, death row, legal, confined, dedicated educator ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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, who done it, haunted by the past, golf, uncover truth, crimes, injustice, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 1960s, 2000s, 60s
Place: south carolina
⇓ 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, uplifting ...
Plot: interracial relations, friendship, racism, false accusation, small town, injustice, bittersweet, coming of age, society, life is a bitch, youth, opposites attract ...
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: realistic, serious, captivating, touching
Plot: interracial relations, life is a bitch, social relations, family problems, injustice, dedicated lawyer, society, legal, racism, small town, rich and poor, idealism ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: georgia, usa, louisiana, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, interracial relations, racism, law enforcement, dedicated lawyer, crime, hotshot lawyer, dishonesty, courtroom drama, society, legal, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 3.9
 569
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: rape, murder, racism, loss of innocence, indifference, apathy, female director, witness
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44%
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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: thought provoking, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, college, interracial relations, coming of age, campus, bittersweet, lifestyle, journalism, media, hopes, injustice, siblings relations ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.1
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Boycott (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: This made-for-TV movie dramatizes the historic boycott of public buses in the 1950s, led by civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, talky
Plot: interracial relations, racism, civil rights movement, social activism, protest, racial prejudice, human spirit, rebellion, fighting the system, social differences, discrimination, hopes ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, alabama
⇓ 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, heroin, drunkenness, friendship, guilt, star, jazz music, interracial friendship, death, jazz, police, cowardice ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: bleak, gloomy, rough, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: racism, murder, false accusation, electric chair, injustice, interracial relations, law enforcement, deadly, legal investigation, amateur detective, crime, wrongfully committed ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: usa, southern usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: sincere, thought provoking, captivating, emotional, serious ...
Plot: racism, fighting the system, interracial relations, life is a bitch, rebellion, teenage life, parents and children, injustice, hopes, society, politics, americana ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
One Potato, Two Potato (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 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: child custody, racism, prejudice, marriage, miscegenation, ex husband ex wife relationship, interracial marriage, dancing, in laws, hopscotch, toy gun, courtroom ...
Place: ohio, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: ghost, marriage, girl, father daughter relationship, female protagonist, car accident, death of father, death, loss of father, african american, husband wife relationship, grief ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Something Is Killing Tate (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Days before his birthday and weeks before his wedding, Tate Bradley, a twenty-five year old, African-American man attempts to commit suicide. He survives the ordeal, but from his actions, it is obvious that "Something is Killing Tate." The ...
Style: psychological, emotional, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: haunted by the past, hopes, society, life is a bitch, interracial relations, childhood trauma, curses spells and rituals, relationship problems, african american, suicide attempt, suicide, incest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.6
 3K
The Intruder (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A man in a gleaming white suit comes to a small Southern town on the eve of integration. He calls himself a social reformer. But what he does is stir up trouble--trouble he soon finds he can't control.
Style: disturbing, sincere, gloomy, suspense, contemplative ...
Plot: racism, false accusation, small town, manipulation, interracial relations, small town life, social differences, political unrest, social decay, violence spree, bishop, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: serious, realistic, gloomy, emotional
Plot: interracial relations, racism, discrimination, dentist, siblings relations, college life, college, journalism, family relations, lifestyle, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 1910s
Place: new york, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%