Movies like Cecilia

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Cecilia (1982)
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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 after they took over the island, there are no mestizos, or those of mixed-Indian blood in Cuba as in other Caribbean nations.) At any rate, the drama about the life and loves of Cecilia (Daisy Granados) takes place against the backdrop of graphically violent mistreatment of slaves and the rumors of a slave rebellion after the Cubans hear of slaves turning against their captors in Haiti.
Plot: slavery, colonialism, independence
Place: cuba, latin america

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and captivating films with plots about slavery, colonialism, society, rebellion, female nudity, murder and plantation mostly in Drama, History and Thriller genres. Some movies like Cecilia: Memories of Underdevelopment (1968), Ganga Zumba (1963), Uncle Tom's Cabin (1965), Uncle Tom's Cabin (1987), De Stille Kracht (1974). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Memories of Underdevelopment (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: Cuba
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In the aftermath of the Bay of Pigs incident, Sergio chooses to stay behind in Cuba while his wife and family escape to neighboring Miami. Alone in a brave new world, Sergio observes the constant threat of foreign invasion while chasing young women ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful
Plot: rebelliousness, political corruption, revolution, conspiracy, satire, rebellion, state affairs, dishonesty, politics, false accusation, trial, fidel castro ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba
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Ganga Zumba (1963)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Brazil
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The life of a runaway slave who founded the Quilombo dos Palmares, an outlaw community of Brazilian slaves.
Plot: colonialism, african, slavery, freedom
Place: brazil
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91%
Uncle Tom's Cabin (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, France, Italy, Yugoslavia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In the pre-Civil War South, a sadistic plantation-owner brutalizes his slaves to the point of them heaving no other choice but to rebel. Always obedient, peaceful and honest old slave Tom plays a central role in this tragedy.
Plot: exploitation, slavery
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Uncle Tom's Cabin (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The life of an aging black slave, Tom, and the people he interacts with.
Plot: slavery
Place: louisiana, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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De Stille Kracht (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: Based on the novel by Louis Couperus, De Stille Kracht is set at the end of the nineteenth century and concerns the cultural gap between East and West, that is between the Netherlands and their colony on Java. The Dutch colonists, who nominally rule ...
Plot: colonialism, paranormal phenomena, black magic
Time: 19th century
Place: indonesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Last Supper (1976)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Cuba
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A pious plantation owner attempts to teach Christianity to 12 of his slaves by inviting them to participate in a reenactment of the Last Supper.
Style: witty, disturbing, suspense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: rebellion, racism, christianity, landlord, slavery, plantation, hopes, master and servant, satire, state affairs, dishonesty, society ...
Time: 18th century
Place: cuba, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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, family relations, cotton, kill ...
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Roll Of Thunder, Hear My Cry (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: With the land to hold them together, nothing can tear the Logans apart. Why is the land so important to Cassie's family? It takes the events of one turbulent year- the year of the night riders and the burnings, the year a white girl humiliates ...
Plot: african american, slavery, great depression, miscarriage of justice, frame up, dysfunctional family, black family, child's point of view, boycott, teacher, interracial relations
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Place: mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Slaves (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A Kentucky slave fights for his freedom from cruel overseer whose mistress eventually joins Davis and the other slaves in their revolt.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Dragonard (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In 1747, a handsome but rebellious Scotsman named Richard Abdee is auctioned off as a slave on a Caribbean island controlled by French and British sugar-planters. When caught having sex with his owner's wife, Abdee is given 100 lashes with the ...
Plot: corporal punishment, adultery, punishment, slavery, slave auction, brother sister incest, caribbean sea, sugarcane, sexploitation, beefcake, capital punishment, death sentence ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
A Respectable Trade (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Based on the novel by Philippa Gregory, the British miniseries A Respectable Trade was what is known in the business as a "bodice ripper." The story began in 1788, when well-bred governess Frances Scott married her rough-hewn employer ...
Plot: slavery, slave trade, starvation, rape, marriage, slave trader, black man white woman relationship
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Genre: Drama, Thriller
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Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jason, an American lawyer, poses as a john to build a legal case against a pimp trafficking girls to Bangkok. Can he win the trust of a young prostitute known only as Number 18 and convince her to risk her life to testify against her pimp?
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Cuba, Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Three characters in present-day Havana must choose between clinging to their self-restricting beliefs, or getting rid of them to live more freely. Ballerina Mariana has promised God celibacy if she gets the role of "Giselle"; Social-worker ...
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34%
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Genre: Drama
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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33%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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31%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Cuba, Spain, Venezuela
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Captive Heart: The James Mink Story (1996)
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26%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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The Companion (2015)
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Country: Cuba, Panama, France, Colombia, Venezuela
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Duration: 89 min.
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Time: year 1960
Place: africa, congo
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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