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, ethnic slur, racism, homosexual, racial discrimination, graffiti, rastafarian, child abuse, police brutality, racial segregation, reggae, bigotry, machete, dumped by girlfriend, dreadlocks, police violence, gay bashing, sibling rivalry, intolerance, racial tension, ethnic hatred, ignorance, police raid ...
Place: london, britain, caribbean

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and disturbing films with plots about racism, society, interracial relations, life is a bitch, murder, racial tension and injustice mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Babylon: Flame in the Streets (1961), Dutchman (1966), Mandela (1987), Sus (2010), Escort Girls (1974). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, racism, factory, interracial relations, union, chaos and mayhem, workplace situations, working class, americana, couples, injustice, workplace ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.0
 374
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 ⇓
94%
 6.1
 211
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: prison, racism, racial tension, apartheid, racial discrimination, racial prejudice, massacre, forced labor, interracial relations
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 6.1
 274
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, serious ...
Plot: racism, murder, injustice, protagonist as suspect, police investigation, law enforcement, society, life is a bitch, crimes, social decay, police brutality, interrogation ...
Time: 70s, year 1979
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Movie in collections
 4.9
 47
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, loneliness, sex, christmas eve, interracial sex, racism, prostitute, escort, racist comment, model, black man white woman sex, male escort ...
Time: 70s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Wesh Wesh, qu'est-ce qui se passe ? (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Kamel, a young man from the french ghetto, near Paris, is coming back to France. He was arrested for dealing drugs, he spent five years in jail and was banned from France for two years. He tries, with his family's support, to find a job and ...
Plot: corrupt police, troubled youth, golf club, drug use, police arrest, police violence, police, police raid, police officer, drug dealer, junkie, unemployment ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.0
 170
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: coming of age, job interview, racism, racist, social criticism
Time: 70s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: disaster movie, psychotronic
Plot: subway, escape, trapped, earthquake, racial tension, catastrophe, drug addict, flood, railway, gas leak
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Movie in collections
 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 ⇓
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: interview, firearm, code name, protest, testimony, riot, racism, police officer, investigation, police chase, reenactment, police harassment ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: controversial, disturbing, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: racism, interracial relations, militant, black panther party, black panthers, revolution, politics, life is a bitch, fighting the system, dishonesty, state affairs, crimes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, california, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: immigrants, racism, discrimination, culture clash, starting over, fish out of water, optimism, hopes, society, misfit, illegal immigration, racist insult ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: barcelona, spain, barcelona spain, catalonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: emotional, disturbing, sincere, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: reggae, clergy, society, rich and poor, human spirit, self discovery, family life, parents and children, lifestyle, hidden identity, music, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: jamaica, west indies, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 ...
Plot: reggae, nightclub, hammock, shampoo, smoking, beach resort, rastafarian, writers, village life, radio broadcast, lifestyle, singer ...
Place: jamaica, new york
⇓ 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: contemplative, realistic, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: love triangle, romance, gay, artist, jewish, youth, doctor, marijuana, bisexual, wealth, sociologist, sexuality ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: london, europe, england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.3
 8K
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: bleak, gloomy, disturbing, rough, realistic ...
Plot: domestic violence, dysfunctional family, heroin, addiction, alcohol abuse, working class, family relations, mental illness, pub, drug abuse, parents and children, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, sincere, emotional, touching, uplifting ...
Plot: racism, family relations, discrimination, injustice, parents and children, couple relations, social differences, rich and poor, follow your dream, single parent, interracial relations, racial discrimination ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, working class, medical school, family relations, neighborhood, apartment, racial segregation, housewife, racial prejudice, racial tension, urban setting, african american ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, nigeria, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Movie in collections
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 493
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: emotional, sincere, touching, uplifting, thought provoking ...
Plot: adoption, kidnapping, on the run, crimes, clergy, hopes, family relations, religions or cults, power relations, school, working class, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, ireland, europe, england, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.3
 473
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, serious, realistic, talky
Plot: vietnam war, racism, racial injustice, parents and children, military, military life, war, interracial relations, investigation, death of son, patriot, mysterious death ...
Time: 70s, year 1972
Place: asia, vietnam, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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, contemplative, psychological, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: arranged marriage, immigrants, love triangle, love affair, family relations, society, village, fall in love, racism, sister sister relationship, drowning, loss of mother ...
Time: contemporary, september 11 2001
Place: london, bangladesh, europe, england, buckingham palace
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Jimmie Fails dreams of reclaiming the Victorian home his grandfather built in the heart of San Francisco. Joined on his quest by his best friend Mont, Jimmie searches for belonging in a rapidly changing city that seems to have left them behind.
Style: disturbing, dark humor, unusual plot structure, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: african american, racism, friendship, friends, society, rivalry, courage, heroes, ethnic slur, one against many, skateboard, male friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 ⇓
33%
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 521
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: gloomy, sexual, emotional, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: coming out, disco, school, society, couples, love and romance, youth, lifestyle, gender, gays and lesbians, self discovery, school teacher ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, tense, thought provoking, uplifting ...
Plot: family relations, injustice, political unrest, interracial relations, pursuit, johannesburg south africa, mother daughter relationship, apartheid, rebellion, youth, social relations, family problems ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1963
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ 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: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: debate, high school, high school student, racial tension, dysfunctional family, father son relationship, teacher, homosexual, competition, neglect, suicide attempt, abuse ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.2
 2K
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, captivating, compassionate ...
Plot: gay teenager, gay, gay slur, coming out, gang, gay love, rape, gay bashing, love and romance, gays and lesbians, lgbt, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Goodbye Uncle Tom (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Two documentary filmmakers go back in time to the pre-Civil War American South, to film the slave trade.
Style: disturbing, controversial, sexual, rough, epic ...
Plot: plantation, sexual abuse, racism, injustice, cruelty, captivity, rape, brutality, death, sadism, slavery, graphic violence ...
Time: 18th century, 1960s, 1830s, 20th century, 70s ...
Place: mississippi, detroit, mississippi river, memphis, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: convict, child abuse, jail cell, death, girl, male nudity, prison, shower, teenager, gun, child with gun, rebel ...
Time: 1840s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 8.1
 11K
Silenced (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Based on actual events that took place at Gwangju Inhwa School for the hearing-impaired, where young deaf students were the victims of repeated sexual assaults by faculty members over a period of five years in the early 2000s.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: child abuse, sex crime, mute or deaf, rape, disability, teacher student sex, sexual abuse, punishment, life is a bitch, youth, society, social activist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%