Movies like Babylon 1980

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Babylon (1980)
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Babylon (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Drama telling the story of Blue, a young man of Jamaican descent living in Brixton in 1980, as he hangs out with his friends, fronts a dub sound system, loses his job, struggles with family problems and has his friendships tested by racism.
Plot: fight, marijuana, subway, graffiti, racism, racial discrimination, homosexual, child abuse, racial segregation, machete, reggae, gay bashing, sibling rivalry, dumped by girlfriend, ignorance, police raid, police brutality, police violence, intolerance, jamaican, bigotry, ethnic slur, racial tension, black man, ethnic hatred ...
Place: london, britain, caribbean

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, sincere and captivating films with plots about racism, society, interracial relations, murder, family relations, life is a bitch and racial tension mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Babylon: Dutchman (1966), Flame in the Streets (1961), Mandela (1987), Sus (2010), Escort Girls (1974). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, neo noir
Plot: humiliation, naivete, claustrophobia, interracial relations, flirting, black man white woman relationship, african american, middle class, black man, murder, subway, car ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Flame in the Streets (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Flame in the Streets is a 1961 British drama film directed by Roy Ward Baker. Racial tensions manifest themselves at home, work and on the streets during Bonfire Night in the burgeoning West Indian community of early 1960s Britain. Trades union ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: family relations, racism, factory, interracial relations, union, couples, injustice, workplace, society, life is a bitch, rebellion, opposites attract ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 6.3
 242
Mandela (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Nelson Mandela becomes South Africa's first Black President, and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his leadership in negotiating a bloodless revolution in that country.
Plot: forced labor, massacre, racism, racial discrimination, racial prejudice, apartheid, prison, racial tension, interracial relations
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.1
 381
Sus (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Election Night 1979: Margaret Thatcher is about to come into power. A young black man is held on suspicion of murdering his pregnant wife. Officers Karn and Wilby, racist to the core and high on the prospect of a Conservative Party victory, try to ...
Style: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Plot: murder, racism, injustice, police investigation, protagonist as suspect, law enforcement, society, crimes, life is a bitch, social decay, police brutality, interrogation ...
Time: 70s, year 1979
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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 4.9
 62
Escort Girls (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: It s Christmas Eve in London, 1974 - and seven lonely people are on the town, looking to grab that elusive slice of enjoyment. So who better to contact than an escort agency- providing high-class ladies and gentlemen for anyone willing to pay the ...
Style: sexploitation film
Plot: sexploitation, male escort, nudity (full frontal - brief), escort, model, interracial sex, female nudity, striptease, sex, secretary, racism, christmas eve ...
Time: 70s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.1
 248
Pressure (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A British-born younger son of an immigrant family from Trinidad finds himself adrift between two cultures.
Style: cult film
Plot: racist, job interview, racism, coming of age, social criticism
Time: 70s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Short Walk to Daylight (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Eight people have to find their way out of a New York subway after being trapped following an earthquake.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: disaster, subway, racial tension, trapped, earthquake, escape, flood, drug addict, railway, catastrophe, gas leak
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.8
 85
Number One (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A down on his luck Irishman in London decides to play snooker for money.
Plot: irishman, snooker, schoolgirl, prostitution, blackmail, swearing, gambling, athlete, fight, cheating, nipples
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: good versus evil, male female relationship, president, anti racism, black family, black boy, racial injustice, family relations, interracial relations, black history, friendship, love ...
Time: 1870s, 19th century
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Lawful Killing: Mark Duggan (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A 90-minute documentary with dramatic reconstructions of the police shooting of Mark Duggan in Tottenham in August 2011.
Plot: police chase, investigation, travel and leisure, protest, police officer, racism, testimony, criminal, riot, reenactment, code name, firearm ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Farming (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Based on the writer/director's childhood, FARMING tells the story of a young Nigerian boy, 'farmed out' by his parents to a white British family in the hope of a better future. Instead, he becomes the feared leader of a white skinhead ...
Style: serious, rough, psychological, suspense, complex
Plot: skinhead, prejudice, racial prejudice, family relations, racism, humiliation, youth, racial slur, brutality, blacks and whites, hate crime, bigotry ...
Place: nigeria, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Panther (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Panther is a semi-historic film about the origins of The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. The movie spans about 3 years (1966-68) of the Black Panther's history in Oakland. Panther also uses historical footage (B/W) to emphasize some ...
Style: disturbing, tense, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: militant, racism, interracial relations, black panthers, revolution, politics, self defense, injustice, state affairs, crimes, rebellion, fighting the system ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, california, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Letters from Alou (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A group of Africans clandestinely reaches the coast of southern Spain. Among them is Alou, a 28 years old Senegalese. As all his belongings are stolen while in Almería, he has no choice but to engage in street vending. His only pleasure are the ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: immigrants, culture clash, discrimination, racism, optimism, hopes, starting over, misfit, society, fish out of water, illegal immigration, race ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: barcelona, spain, catalonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Dancehall Queen (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Jamaica
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Street vendor Marcia is scraping together a living in the ghetto section of Kingston, Jamaica. Her young daughter is being hounded by a rich sugar daddy who has been supporting the family; her brother's life is being threatened by a local thug. ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, captivating, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: reggae, lifestyle, clergy, single parent, music, society, hidden identity, rivalry, contests and competitions, parents and children, family life, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
Place: jamaica, west indies, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Recently divorced career woman Alex Greville begins a romantic relationship with glamorous mod artist Bob Elkin, fully aware that he's also intimately involved with middle-aged doctor Daniel Hirsh. For both Alex and Daniel, the younger man ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, touching, sincere ...
Plot: love triangle, gay, romance, artist, youth, marijuana, bisexuality, sociologist, doctor, wealth, sexuality, divorce ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: london, europe, england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: touching, thought provoking, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: racism, family relations, medical school, working class, racial prejudice, housewife, racial tension, racial segregation, neighborhood, urban setting, family problems, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, africa, nigeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
No Place Like Home (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Jamaica, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Susan, a film producer from NYC, goes to Jamaica to shoot a shampoo commercial, she finds herself, through a series of unforeseen circumstances, drifting further and further away from the world she knows and into the life of the island, a ...
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: lifestyle, life, island, relationships, male female relationship, reggae, singer, rastafarian, beach resort, tropical island, poverty, ocean ...
Place: jamaica, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Nil by Mouth (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The family of Raymond, his wife Val and her brother Billy live in working-class London district. Also in their family is Val and Billy's mother Janet and grandmother Kath. Billy is a drug addict and Raymond kicks him out of the house, making ...
Style: rough, bleak, gloomy, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: domestic violence, dysfunctional family, heroin, addiction, alcohol abuse, working class, family relations, mental illness, drug abuse, life is a bitch, temperamental, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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A Raisin in the Sun (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Dreams can make a life worth living, but they can also be dashed by bad decisions. This is the crossroads whare the Younger family find themselves when their father passes away and leaves them with $10,000 in life insurance money. Should they buy a ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, sincere, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: racism, family relations, discrimination, injustice, rich and poor, couple relations, parents and children, social differences, follow your dream, single parent, interracial relations, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.4
 566
Resting Place (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A television movie set in Rockville, Georgia, in 1972. Major Kendall Laird, a Survival Assistance Officer, arrives in this sleepy little town with the body of Lieutenant Dwyte Johnson, a Vietnam war hero. It's Laird's job to help ...
Style: sincere, talky, serious, realistic
Plot: vietnam war, racism, parents and children, interracial relations, war, military life, military, investigation, racial injustice, death of son, patriot, mysterious death ...
Time: 70s, year 1972
Place: asia, vietnam, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.6
 3K
Brick Lane (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, India
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The grind of daily life as a Brick Lane Bangladessi as seen through the eyes of Nazneen (Chatterjee), who at 17 enters an arranged marriage with Chanu (Kaushik). Years later, living in east London with her family, she meets a young man Karim ...
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: immigrants, arranged marriage, love triangle, family relations, society, love affair, fall in love, village, racism, sister sister relationship, drowning, loss of mother ...
Time: contemporary, september 11 2001
Place: london, bangladesh, europe, england, buckingham palace ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.3
 596
Lamb (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Michael Lamb is a Father questioning his calling, in a Reform School in Ireland. When young epileptic runaway Eoin is sent to the school, the two recognise kindred spirits and escape to London together. With the police on their tail and the money ...
Style: uplifting, thought provoking, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: on the run, kidnapping, adoption, youth, school, man boy relationship, family relations, power relations, religions or cults, crimes, juvenile delinquency, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: ireland, london, england, europe, dublin ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
A World Apart (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Zimbabwe
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A White enclave in Johannesburg, South Africa, in the 1960s. Molly Roth, 13 years old, is the daughter of leftist parents, and she must piece together what's happening around her when her father disappears one night, barely evading arrest, and, ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, uplifting, tense ...
Plot: injustice, family relations, interracial relations, political unrest, mother daughter relationship, apartheid, chase, youth, rebellion, society, fighting the system, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s, year 1963
Place: south africa, africa, johannesburg south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 6.7
 546
Born Equal (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Four characters living in one neighborhood in London - all living dramatically different lives, all of them on the edge - see their stories unfold.
Plot: jealousy, love, ex convict, hugging, abuse, father figure, inequality, police arrest, theft, death of mother, housekeeper, refugee ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.1
 595
Nighthawks (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A gay man is forced to hide his sexuality by day while living his secret life by night. A respectable geography teacher by day; by night, hanging out in London's gay bars, looking for a long-term relationship, but usually encountering only ...
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, sexual, psychological ...
Plot: disco, school, coming out, school teacher, self discovery, couples, youth, love and romance, gender, society, lifestyle, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Children's Rebellion (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In the 19th century, children -- particularly the children of the poor -- were considered to be an exploitable resource of docile and cheap labor. Anyone who had the effrontery to steal so much as a portion of a loaf of bread for any reason would ...
Plot: child abuse, convict, child, violence, teenage boy, boy, children, french, teenager, nudity (full frontal - brief), soldier, prison guard ...
Time: 1840s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Debating Robert Lee (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A group of jaded high school students sign up for a debate class taught by a tough, combative teacher from the Georgia Military Academy who teaches them that life is debate and DEBATE IS WAR.
Style: captivating, serious, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: high school student, high school, debate, racial tension, neglect, teacher, father son relationship, competition, dysfunctional family, homosexual, suicide attempt, abuse ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Goodbye Uncle Tom (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Two documentary filmmakers go back in time to the pre-Civil War American South, to film the slave trade.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, rough, sexual ...
Plot: plantation, injustice, sexual abuse, racism, cruelty, captivity, rape, death, sadism, brutality, slavery, graphic violence ...
Time: 18th century, 70s, 60s, 1830s, 1850s ...
Place: mississippi, detroit, virginia, memphis
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.2
 3K
Shank (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Teenage gang member Cal, hides his sexuality from his fellow gang members despite their often violent dislike of anyone that isn't the same as them, be they unsuspecting shoppers, foreign students, gays, etc. When his world collides with ...
Style: serious, realistic, sexy, talky, captivating ...
Plot: gay, gay teenager, gay love, first gay sexual experience, lgbt, gay slur, gang, coming out, rape, gay bashing, gays and lesbians, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.7
 13K
Passing (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In 1920s New York City, a Black woman finds her world upended when her life becomes intertwined with a former childhood friend who's passing as white.
Plot: racism, police officer, anger, depression, dancing, mixed race, hate, dancer, disguise, room service, love, interracial relations ...
Time: 1920s, year 1929
Place: harlem, new york, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%