Movies like White Lie

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

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, sincere and thought provoking films with plots about racism, murder, african american, racist, society, rape and injustice mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like White Lie: Black Like Me (1964), The Black Klansman (1966), My Sweet Charlie (1970), 37 (2016), Freedom Road (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.8
 561
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: cross cultural relations, racist, journalist, reporter, african american, racism, prejudice, racial issues, bigotry, race, discrimination, injustice ...
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95%
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.
Plot: racist, mistress, entertainer, black man white woman relationship, seduction, mayor, gangster, revenge, murder, exploitation, african american, racism ...
Place: alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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.
Plot: interracial romance, false accusation of murder, southerner, miscarriage of justice, lighthouse, farmhouse, racial prejudice, prejudice, interracial friendship, pregnancy, racism, false accusation ...
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 3.9
 515
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, apathy, loss of innocence, indifference, racism, witness
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 5.8
 125
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: shooting, white flag, racial prejudice, shot to death, mercilessness, abuse, solidarity, spit in the face, racial discrimination, sadness, dead boy, cruelty ...
Time: 1870s, 19th century
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, terror, post world war two, war crime, concentration camp, holocaust, revenge, murder, lawyer, world war two, doctor ...
Time: 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Without Her Consent (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Fact-based story about the emotional trauma and following legal problems of a young woman who was raped by an acquaintance.
Plot: confrontation, rape victim, social injustice, courtroom, rape, neighbor, vigilante, trial, victim
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Bus Is Coming (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A young black soldier returns home to Los Angeles from combat in Vietnam to find out that his brother had been killed by a gang of racist cops. Angered, he joins a black nationalist group to take his revenge.
Plot: brother, soldier, african american, police, vietnam veteran, murder, investigation, racism, murder of brother, ghetto
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: racism, coming of age, friendship, domestic violence, civil rights, haunted by the past, african american, teenage life, small town, teaching the ways of the world, interracial relations, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1964
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: realistic, emotional, sincere, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, false accusation, racism, small town, interracial relations, hopes, life is a bitch, friends, social relations, family relations, opposites attract, human nature ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: emotional, serious, psychological, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: small town, racism, murder, domestic disturbance, crimes, family relations, small town life, dishonesty, deadly, injustice, society, courtroom drama ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.0
 372
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 ...
Plot: girlfriend, trailer park, murder, revenge, witness, wife, son, mechanic, parole, uxoricide, father son relationship, confrontation
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.3
 403
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: small town, racism, injustice, americana, investigation, society, social differences, crimes, life is a bitch, murder, deadly, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, racism, interracial friendship, police, african american, musician, death, jazz, drunkenness, friendship, guilt, mistress ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.1
 332
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 ...
Plot: black man, car, racism, racist, flirt, humiliation, subway, stabbing, black man white woman relationship, neo noir, seduction, african american ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Mondo Keyhole (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Howard Thorne is a rapist in Los Angeles: he meets women at work and at parties or he sees them walking down the street, and he follows them, terrifies them, and assaults them. He also dreams about these assaults, and he's unclear how much of ...
Plot: serial rapist, revenge, rape, lesbian, husband wife relationship, rapist
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 ...
Plot: slavery, pregnancy, inheritance, secret, white male black female relationship, sibling rivalry, racial prejudice, biracial, deep south, pregnant from rape, court, courtroom ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
American History X (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Derek Vineyard is paroled after serving 3 years in prison for killing two thugs who tried to break into/steal his truck. Through his brother, Danny Vineyard's narration, we learn that before going to prison, Derek was a skinhead and the leader ...
Style: rough, serious, tense, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: skinhead, prison, racism, juvenile delinquency, nazism, rape, violence spree, siblings relations, confined, youth, crime, prejudice ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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A Raisin in the Sun (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Walter Lee Younger is a young man struggling with his station in life. Sharing a tiny apartment with his wife, son, sister and mother, he seems like an imprisoned man. Until, that is, the family gets an unexpected financial windfall...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: racism, working class, racial prejudice, black family, racial segregation, neighborhood, apartment, housewife, racial tension, family problems, life is a bitch, insurance ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: medical school, usa, africa, nigeria, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.7
 75
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 child, police detective, black american, investigation, helicopter, haunted by the past, helicopter pilot, disappearance, florida keys, murder, missing person, female protagonist ...
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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.
Plot: castration, revenge, rape, rape revenge, vigilante, screaming man, anesthetic, misandry, operation, female doctor, murder, surgery ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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.
Plot: rape, jury, courtroom, racist, civil rights, african american, judge, exploitation, hotel, false accusation, businessman, trial ...
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
American Violet (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young single mother of four living in a small Texas town. Arrested during a drug raid and accused of a crime she didn't commit, Dee goes against the wishes of her mother, Alma, and rejects the plea-bargain that would free her from jail, but ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, rough, sentimental
Audience: girls' night
Plot: false accusation, testimony, racism, injustice, urban ghetto, small town, fighting the system, society, courtroom drama, legal, dedicated lawyer, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.9
 282
A Case of Rape (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When she was raped, Ellen thought it was the worst thing to ever happen to her. What was worse, was the treatment by the hospital staff, police and the court system, when she reported it, and the man was caught.
Plot: defense attorney, feminist, anger, humiliation, courtroom, victim, understanding, rape victim, sexual assault, social injustice, rape, female protagonist ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: racism, murder, special agents, criminal heroes, interracial relations, down on your luck, dishonesty, law enforcement, going straight, deadly, leadership, gang ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.3
 678
The Common Man (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: As every summer, Georges Lajoie, his wife Ginette and grown-up son Léon go on holiday to Loulou's campsite. They join old friends, the Schumachers and the Colins. Brigitte Colin, the daughter, is quite a pretty young girl now. One day, Georges ...
Plot: holiday, racism, rape, foreigner, xenophobia, bourgeoisie, lynching, lolita, caravan, murder of a nude woman, immigration, police investigation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, serious, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: racism, discrimination, injustice, slavery, americana, idealism, politics, human spirit, righting the wronged, journalism, media, redemption ...
Time: 19th century, 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1860s
Place: usa, louisiana, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.8
 370
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, murder, self defense, faith, family relations, family life, dishonesty, false accusation, life is a bitch, society, parent child relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: realistic, bleak, serious, tense, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, murder, small town, introspection, social differences, society, social relations, life is a bitch, crimes, social decay, small town life, discrimination ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: sincere, emotional, serious, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: politics, prison, false accusation, racism, convenience store, aunt, redemption, death row, dedicated educator, teachers and students, life is a bitch, confined ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%