Movies like The Bus Is Coming

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The Bus Is Coming (1971)
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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: ghetto, police, investigation, soldier, racism, brother, cemetery, african american, murder, brother sister relationship, funeral, loan shark, police station, death of brother, small town, priest, vietnam veteran, police officer, vietnam war veteran, murder of brother, fire brigade, blackboard, burning car, blind man, harmonica ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles

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Most similar movies to The Bus Is Coming

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, thought provoking and sincere films with plots about murder, racism, african american, police, society, interracial relations and life is a bitch mostly in Drama and Action genres. Some movies like The Bus Is Coming: American Son (2019), Jasper, Texas (2003), The Right to Remain Silent (1996), Americana (1981), Criminal Desires (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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American Son (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Time passes and tension mounts in a Florida police station as an estranged interracial couple awaits news of their missing teenage son.
Style: heartbreaking, thought provoking, suspenseful, suspense, sad ...
Plot: mother son relationship, african american woman, police, discrimination, racial injustice, missing son, racial discrimination, divorced parents, ex husband, investigation, social injustice, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, miami
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95%
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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: disturbing, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: racism, small town, social differences, social decay, investigation, fighting the system, african american, injustice, human spirit, murder, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, usa
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90%
The Right to Remain Silent (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Bright and eager to hit the streets in search of bad guys, rookie cop Christine Paly is disappointed when she's instead assigned to process criminals. Under the supervision of a tough but likable mentor, Christine quickly learns that hers is ...
Plot: police station, rookie, police, policewoman, hiv, rally, police officer, transvestite, ku klux klan, drunk driving, lapd, pizza delivery ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: california, los angeles
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89%
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Americana (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In a small town in rural Kansas, a troubled veteran attempts to restore an old merry-go-round ride.
Plot: loner, war veteran, countryside, vietnam war veteran, conflict, merry go round, small town, vietnam veteran, americana
Time: 70s
Place: kansas
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80%
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Criminal Desires (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: A beautiful reporter gets caught up in the deadly and erotic world of an online 'murder club' in this red-hot thriller.
Plot: police, murder, male nudity, female nudity, female full frontal nudity, simulated blow job, male full rear nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief)
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65%
Badge of the Assassin (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Three black revolutionaries gun down two New York City police officers. The subsequent investigation puts a white assistant DA and a black police detective on the trail of the killers that leads from New York to San Francisco and down to New Orleans.
Plot: murder, police, murder investigation, cop killer, assistant district attorney, racism, police investigation, nypd, buddy cop, police officer, black cop
Place: new orleans, san francisco, new york
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61%
Just Be There (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Mitchell, a Vietnam veteran, returns home to Minneapolis with his girlfriend Kathy and intends to write a novel about his war experiences, but is pushed by his overbearing father into a job selling pork bellies at a commodities firm. Quickly ...
Plot: letter, aspiring writer, skinny dipping, broker, police officer, debutante, vietnam war veteran, laundromat, marriage proposal, father son relationship, motorcycle, homecoming ...
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60%
The Learning Tree (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The story, set in Kansas during the 1920's, covers less than a year in the life of a black teenager, and documents the veritable deluge of events which force him into sudden manhood. The family relationships and enmities, the fears, ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, thought provoking, contemplative ...
Plot: racism, small town, murder, coming of age, countryside, family relations, teenager, kids in trouble, discrimination, moral dilemma, lifestyle, youth ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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
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57%
Night-Flowers (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two Vietnam vets, Tom and Nordi, live sad lives in a crumbling New Jersey town. Sharing a one room apartment, they talk about their inability to hold down real work, struggle to get noticed at the VA and fail to connect with women. This changes for ...
Plot: fishing, dinner, murder, supermarket, gun, shipyard, vietnam war veteran, frustration, massage parlor, rape, dumpster, psychiatric patient ...
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57%
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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: haunted by the past, black american, disappearance, missing person, kidnapping, helicopter pilot, police detective, investigation, florida keys, female protagonist, child abduction, interracial relations ...
Place: florida
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57%
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: disturbing, realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, murder, social differences, social decay, introspection, discrimination, life is a bitch, crimes, society, injustice, small town, social relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Ashes and Embers (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Ashes and Embers is an original screenplay by Haile Gerima, about a Vietnam veteran, who, several years after the war, is struggling to come to terms with his role in the war, and his role as a Black person in America. He survives by working odd ...
Style: non-linear
Plot: flashback, church, lapd, vietnam war, african american, stock footage, pay phone, gas station, police brutality, father son relationship, grandmother grandson relationship, statue ...
Place: los angeles, vietnam, washington d.c.
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53%
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The Bad Bunch (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A white ex-GI goes to a black ghetto to deliver a letter from his buddy, a black soldier who died in Vietnam. When he arrives there he encounters hostility and trouble from all sides.
Plot: ghetto, soldier, violence, hostility
Place: vietnam
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52%
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 ⇓
51%
Drew Peterson: Untouchable (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The story of Drew Peterson, who is charged with the death of his third wife after the mysterious disappearance of his fourth wife.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, rough
Plot: murder, missing person, police officer, crimes, couple relations, murder suspect, deadly, disappearance, funeral, husband wife relationship, couples, radio announcer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The No Mercy Man (1973)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A decorated Vietnam Vet returns to his father's ranch in Arizona just as criminally minded carnies begin to cause trouble.
Plot: vietnam veteran, small town, violence, torment, teenager, soldier, biker, murder, gang, motorcyclist, vietnam war veteran, rage
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47%
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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: suspense, reflective
Plot: doctor, racial issues, injustice, african american, interracial romance, racial prejudice, father, execution, social injustice, racism, love, lynching ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: african american, miscegenation, entertainer, infiltration, mistress, seduction, lynching, church, widower, racial tension, prejudice, gangsters ...
Place: alabama, los angeles
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46%
The United States of Leland (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A withdrawn young man, Leland Fitzgerald is imprisoned for the murder of a mentally disabled boy, who also happened to be the brother of his girlfriend, Becky. As the community struggles to deal with the killing, Pearl Madison, a teacher at the ...
Style: meditative, psychological, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, teacher, dysfunctional family, family relations, prison, theft, crimes, investigation, parents and children, prison life, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, california, new york, los angeles, italy ...
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46%
A Stranger in the Kingdom (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Vermont town in the 1950's hires a new minister based on his war record and capable presentation, but then are shocked when he shows up and is a black man. Things go completely wrong for ...
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, thought provoking, atmospheric ...
Plot: false accusation, racism, murder, small town, life is a bitch, society, crimes, legal, dishonesty, profanity, social relations, price of justice ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: vermont, usa, quebec
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45%
The Ditchdigger's Daughters (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Based on the memoirs of Yvonne S. Thornton, this heartwarming, inspirational family drama centers on a poor black laborer who wanted his six daughters to grow up to be doctors.
Plot: racism, patriarch, african american, father daughter relationship, education, funeral, flashback, interracial relations, family relations
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43%
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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: thought provoking, serious, realistic
Plot: racism, self defense, family relations, murder, faith, society, false accusation, family life, life is a bitch, dishonesty, husband wife relationship, redemption ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The lives of three 12-year-old buddies -- sharing a carefree existence in the summer of 1970 -- suddenly change when one of them, Dustin, makes an unexpected friend after cutting the lawn of 75-year-old Jonathan Sperry. As Jonathan shares lessons in ...
Style: sincere, serious, thought provoking, uplifting, contemplative ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, friendship, small town, friends, elderly, buddies, golden years, funeral, prayer, boy, friendship between boys, youth ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Color of Justice (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Four young black men kill a white woman, the D.A. is very cautious in how to proceed...
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, interracial relations, racism, law enforcement, dedicated lawyer, crime, hotshot lawyer, dishonesty, courtroom drama, rivalry, society, legal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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38%
A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Faced with the harsh reality of growing up in the ghetto, 13-year old Benjie (Larry B. Scott) turns to heroin to escape. After Benjie hits rock bottom, his mother (Cicely Tyson) and her boyfriend (Paul Winfield) must sacrifice to help him overcome ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: ghetto, hopes, orphan, society, misfit, gangsters, investigation, drug dealing, kids in trouble, urban ghetto, youth, crimes ...
Time: 70s
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37%
The Homefront (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Vietnam veteran Archibald Wright works as a house painter. One family he paints a house for has a problem he can relate to: Elaine, a woman who hired him, left his husband J.P., also a Vietnam vet while he was in 'Nam, and J.P. became an ...
Plot: vietnam war, waitress, vietnam veteran, alcoholic, commitment, inner city, house painter, alcohol abuse, family relations, parent child relationship, guitarist, vietnam war veteran ...
Place: los angeles, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Killer of Sheep (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Stan works in drudgery at a slaughterhouse. His personal life is drab. Dissatisfaction and ennui keep him unresponsive to the needs of his adoring wife, and he must struggle against influences which would dishonor and endanger him and his family.
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy
Plot: ghetto, money, friendship, lifestyle, dysfunctional family, human nature, family problems, family life, parents and children, couple relations, family relations, slaughterhouse ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles
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37%
Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story of an old Jewish widow named Daisy Werthan and her relationship with her colored chauffeur Hoke. From an initial mere work relationship grew in 25 years a strong friendship between the two very different characters in a time when those ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, witty, intense, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: golden years, elderly, master and servant, racial slur, civil rights, interracial relations, friendship, self discovery, chauffeur, african american, prejudice, social differences ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 1940s, 60s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, georgia, atlanta, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Plot: murder, racism, going straight, hostages, law enforcement, crimes, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, injustice, working undercover, police corruption, down on your luck ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%