Movies like Black Jesus 1968

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Black Jesus (1968)
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Black Jesus (1968)
Original name: Seduto alla sua destra
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A thinly-disguised biography of African leader Patrice Lumumba, here called Lalubi. Lalubi, a Christ-like leader determined to save his people, by passive resistance, from the dictatorial regime propped up by European colonialists, is imprisoned and tortured, along with a thief who comes to a greater understanding through his contact with Lalubi.
Plot: army, partisan, politics, massacre, jailed, political prisoner, martyr, freedom fighter, colonialism, political leader, stabbed to death, controversy, shot to death, religious symbolism, christ figure
Time: year 1960
Place: africa, congo

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, disturbing and thought provoking films with plots about politics, family relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), society, death, life is a bitch and murder mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Black Jesus: The Scrounger (1961), Silence and Cry (1968), Secrets of the State (2003), Mamma Roma (1962), Ostia (1970). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Lakota Woman: Siege at Wounded Knee (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Mary Crow Dog, daughter of a desperately poor Indian family in South Dakota, is swept up in the protests of the 1960s and becomes sensitized to the injustices that society inflicts on her people. She aids the Lakota in their struggle for their ...
Plot: native american, massacre, protest, injustice, mine, politics, civil rights, american indian, interracial relations
Time: 70s, 60s, 1960s
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95%
The Scrounger (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A pimp with no other means to provide for himself finds his life spiralling out of control when his prostitute is sent to prison.
Style: neorealism, realistic, serious, psychological, rough ...
Plot: prostitute, pimp, unemployment, poverty, violence, robbery, life is a bitch, family relations, dishonesty, criminal heroes, downfall, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s, 50s, 70s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Namibia: The Struggle for Liberation (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Namibia
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Namibia: The Struggle for Liberation is a 2007 epic film on the Namibian independence struggle against South African occupation as seen through the life of Sam Nujoma, the leader of the South-West Africa People's Organisation and the first ...
Plot: woman, tied to a tree, husband wife relationship, wedding, air raid, death, mass grave, police, judge, soldier, weapons, helicopter ...
Time: 20th century
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Silence and Cry (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Miklós Jancsó's Silence and Cry is set during a turbulent era of disquiet, fear, persecution and terror, which permeates every corner of post-WWI Hungarian society. In 1919, after just a few months of communist rule the Hungarian Republic of ...
Plot: nationalism, army, poisoning, farm, poison, shot to death, communist
Time: year 1919
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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Secrets of the State (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: On the first of May 1947, the bandit Salvatore Giuliano conducted a raid to the mountain pass Portella della Ginestra, with a view to capturing Sicily's most prominent communist, Giacomo Licausi. What actually happened was a regular massacre, ...
Style: factual
Plot: vatican, secret service, trial, controversy, reconstruction, cia, talking to the camera, massacre, italian history, mafia
Place: sicily, sicily italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Mamma Roma (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After many years working in the streets of Roma, the middle-age whore Mamma Roma (Anna Magnani) saves money to buy an upper class apartment, a fruit stand and retires from the prostitution. She brings her teenage son Ettore (Ettore Garofolo), who ...
Style: neorealism, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: prostitute, pimp, friendship, thief, redemption, family relations, youth, hopes, human nature, parents and children, family life, destiny ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: rome italy, europe, italy, tokyo, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Ostia (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Two anarchistic brothers live by petty thievery and try to recover from their Catholic upbringing. Bandiera (Laurent Terzieff) and Rabbino (Franco Citti) were children when they pushed their drunk of a father out of a window for killing their pet ...
Plot: killing an animal, sex, death, beach, city, sea, attempted rape, brother brother relationship, church, confession, degradation, jail ...
Place: rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
The Invisible Wall (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: June 27, 1980, an Italian DC 9 flying from Bologna to Palermo falls in the sea close to the Ustica island. 81 people die. The official version is "structure failure" of the airplane, but a number of clues lead the journalist Rocco Ferrante ...
Plot: politics, military, conspiracy theory, scandal, italian history, terrorism, sicilian, years of lead, air disaster
Time: 80s
Place: italy, mediterranean sea, palermo italy, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 97
Light Drops (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal, Mozambique
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Rui was raised in Mozambique in a small village at the frontier of a mysterious river. Son of Portuguese colonists, his best friend is Ana, a black girl godchild of his mother. At fourteen he is confronted with the tragic destruction of his ...
Plot: colonialism, interracial romance, racial discrimination, interracial sex, marriage, death, interracial marriage, interracial friendship, murder, cotton, family relations, kill ...
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Oedipus Rex (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Morocco
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In pre-war Italy, a young couple have a baby boy. The father, however, is jealous of his son - and the scene moves to antiquity, where the baby is taken into the desert to be killed. He is rescued, given the name Edipo (Oedipus), and brought up by ...
Style: atmospheric, disturbing, bleak, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: mother son incest, roman empire, incest, greek, oracle, prophecy, dysfunctional family, forbidden love, family in crisis, parents and children, on the road, family relations ...
Time: ancient history
Place: rome italy, europe, italy, morocco, ancient greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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China Is Near (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A pair of working class lovers - a secretary and an accountant, scheme to marry into the rich landed gentry.
Plot: socialism, election, dog, villa, brother brother relationship, controversy, unrequited love, socialist, abortion, sex, religion, marxism ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Fall of the Rebel Angels (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Who is the mysterious stranger Cecilia met on the street? Why is he suspicious of everyone? She is happily married, has a lovely child and an interesting job: she has no motive to be troubled, but she decides to join him and to become his lover. She ...
Plot: dialect, opera, nightmare, shot to death, controversy, art, crying, sexual attraction, picture, terrorist, gun, years of lead ...
Place: sicily italy, sicily, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Family Portrait (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Marcello Mastroianni gives a sensitive, finely judged performance as Enrico, a struggling journalist in the Rome of 1945. He receives a phone call informing him that his younger brother Lorenzo (Jacques Perrin) has died. Enrico recalls their long ...
Style: non-linear, realistic, serious, psychological, touching
Plot: terminal illness, siblings relations, reunion, family in crisis, social differences, unfulfillment, estrangement, favoritism among siblings, humble, family relations, poverty, unemployment ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 21st century, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: italy, europe, florence, florence italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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One Man's War (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Mexico
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Anthony Hopkins plays an English medical doctor living with his family in Paraguay and treating the poor people from the surroundings, who has his life turned upside down when his son was mysteriously murdered in what could have been an attack to ...
Style: political drama
Plot: politics, reflection, revenge, murder, corruption, justice, obsession, politician, oppression, political unrest, confrontation, torture ...
Place: paraguay
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Adanggaman (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Switzerland, Côte d'Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In West Africa during the late 17th century, King Adanggaman leads a war against his neighboring tribes, ordering his soldiers to torch enemy villages, kill the elderly and capture the healthy tribesmen to sell to the European slave traders. When ...
Style: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: social differences, heroes, politics, injustice, society, heroic mission, state affairs, village, slave trade, mother son relationship, village life, interracial relations ...
Time: 17th century
Place: africa, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Victory March (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The drawbacks and difficulties of military life are explored in this film. Paolo Passeri is a college graduate, somewhat spoiled, somewhat effete, who finds himself in an officer training program under the stern martinet, Captain Asciutto. He ...
Style: grotesque
Plot: army, gay, breasts, sex scene, prostitution, extramarital affair, shot in the chest, excrement, abusive husband, female nudity, male nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Way We Laughed (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Studying to become a teacher in Turin, Italy, Pietro is joined by his older brother, Giovanni, who has moved up from Sicily. While Giovanni is a worker with no schooling, Pietro shows considerable promise in academics, prompting the elder sibling to ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching
Plot: school, working class, immigrants, prostitute, human nature, parents and children, family in crisis, social differences, small town life, small town, siblings relations, family life ...
Time: 50s, year 1962, year 1960, year 1964, year 1963 ...
Place: sicily, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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 ⇓
46%
The Killing Yard (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Lawyers must defend a prisoner accused of murdering two of his inmates during the Attica prison riots in 1971.
Plot: female director, prison, courtroom, murder, massacre, helicopter, false accusation, political corruption, prison riot
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Ordeal of Patty Hearst (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: The story of the kidnapping of newspaper heiress Patty Hearst by members of a radical guerrilla organisation, as seen by the FBI agent in charge of her case.
Plot: kidnapping, fbi agent, ransom, heiress, terrorist group, partisan
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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?nos (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Slovakia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Creation of the Slovak republic in 1993 and first years of its existence are marked with mafia connected to the highest places of the new government. True story about the hijacking of the son of the first president of the Slovak republic.
Style: realistic, psychological, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: kidnapping, politics, political thriller, kidnapped, true crime, intrigue, politician, european history, male objectification, male nudity, bespectacled male, butt naked ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Do It - One! (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Rookie Alexey Gavrilov gets to a part where there is bullying.
Plot: army, military uniform, russian soldier, military life, military service, soviet army, mockery, brutality
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Marching in Darkness (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young recruit to the Italian army (Albanese) discovers and rejects the seedy world of soldiers who prostitute themselves to supplement their income. But before leaving this world he is raped by a highly-respected senior officer (Barr) and must ...
Style: controversial
Plot: homosexual rape, army, italian army, cruise, gay interest, rape, gay for pay, italian soldier, homosexual, gay, gay soldier, assault ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Amarsi male (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Anna plays the personal secretary of a rich industrialist who falls in love with her boss' daughter's leftist boyfriend, Carlo. Anna pretty much severs her ties with her boss (who she also had romantic moments with) and after she moves in ...
Plot: prostitution, illegal drugs, money, politics, drug, boss, secretary, college student, cheating, drugs, manipulation, industrialist ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Mandela and de Klerk (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Sidney Poitier and Michael Caine both received Emmy nominations for their performances in this made-for-TV movie. The plot follows Nelson Mandela's 27-year struggle to end apartheid.
Style: sincere, emotional, disturbing, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: racism, prison, discrimination, against humanity, fighting the system, congress, injustice, righting the wronged, false accusation, political unrest, hopes, rebellion ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 60s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Thomas the Impostor (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In the First World War, when Paris is expected to fall to the Germans, the attractive widow, Princesse de Bormes, organises a convoy of cars to evacuate the wounded from the front, and bring them back to her villa in Paris to recuperate. The ...
Plot: liar, impostor, soldier, trench warfare, aristocrat, mother daughter relationship, compulsive liar, gangrene, convoy, french army, widow, password ...
Time: year 1914
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
To Forget Venice (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A brother, Earland Josephson, returns to his family home to visit his sister in the Italian countryside. He brings with him his young male lover. In the house with the sister are two women, one of whom, Mariangela Melato, takes care of the farm. The ...
Style: gay cinema, lgbt cinema
Plot: closeted gay, soap, man wrapped in a towel, bloody mouth, gay interest, brother sister relationship, opera, homosexual, opera singer, argument, dementia, urination ...
Place: venice, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Kitchen Toto (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The son of a priest slain by the Mau Mau moves in with a police officer and his wife in 1950 Kenya.
Style: sincere, disturbing, suspense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: racism, social differences, family life, family relations, power relations, political unrest, discrimination, interracial relations, moral dilemma, culture clash, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: kenya, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Cecilia (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Cuba, Spain
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The story of Cecilia is a story of the society that dominated 19th-century Cuba, a society divided between whites, blacks, and those who were mixed, the mulattos. (Since the Spanish conquistadors killed off the Indian population in Cuba not long ...
Plot: slavery, colonialism, independence
Place: cuba, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.7
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Bamako (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mali, USA, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Melé is a bar singer, her husband Chaka is out of work and the couple is on the verge of breaking up... In the courtyard of the house they share with other families, a trial court has been set up. African civil society spokesmen have taken ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: politics, globalization, social decay, fighting the system, courtroom drama, injustice, life is a bitch, legal, society, corporate crimes, unemployment, racism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%