Movies like Crisis at Central High

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Crisis at Central High (1981)
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Crisis at Central High (1981)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Story of the federally-ordered integration of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1957.
Plot: teacher, racism, racial discrimination, interracial relations, racist, racial segregation, racial prejudice, civil rights, civil rights movement, racial tension

Most similar movies to Crisis at Central High

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and thought provoking films with plots about interracial relations, racism, african american, racial tension, racial prejudice, society and civil rights mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like Crisis at Central High: Mandela (1987), The Jesse Owens Story (1984), The Long Walk Home (1990), Murder in Mississippi (1990), Ghosts of Mississippi (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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
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95%
The Jesse Owens Story (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
Story: The Jesse Owens Story is a biographical film about the black athlete Jesse Owens. Dorian Harewood plays the Olympic gold-winning athlete. The drama won a 1985 Primetime Emmy Award and was nominated for two more.
Plot: racism, olympics, athlete, african american, nazi, nazis, runner, racial prejudice, interracial relations, nazi germany, running, racial segregation ...
Time: 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
The Long Walk Home (1990)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two women, black and white, in 1955 Montgomery Alabama, must decide what they are going to do in response to the famous bus boycott lead by Martin Luther King.
Style: thought provoking, touching, realistic, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: segregation, racism, friendship, bus, master and servant, civil rights, bittersweet, hopes, life is a bitch, society, human spirit, couple relations ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1955
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Murder in Mississippi (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1964, members of the Ku Klux Klan murdered three Civil Rights workers who had traveled to the South to encourage African-American voter registration. Examines the last three weeks in the lives of the slain activists.
Plot: murder, civil rights, deep south, civil rights movement, racial prejudice, racism, racial violence, racial tension, husband wife relationship, domestic terrorism, interracial relations, hate crime ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: southern usa, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Ghosts of Mississippi is a drama covering the final trial of the assassin, Bryon De La Beckwith, of the 60s civil rights leader Medgar Evers. It begins with the murder and the events surrounding the two initial trials which both ended in a hung ...
Style: thought provoking, talky, serious, sincere, factual ...
Plot: racism, courtroom, courtroom drama, civil rights, legal, activist, widow, life is a bitch, injustice, dishonesty, dedicated lawyer, jury ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1960s, 60s
Place: usa, mississippi, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Death of a Prophet (1981)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: After breaking ties with the Nation of Islam, Malcolm X became a man marked for death...and it was just a matter of time before his enemies closed in. Despite death threats and intimidation, Malcolm marched on - continuing to spread the word of ...
Style: controversial, sincere, serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: assassination, politics, racism, jazz, ambition, folk hero, rebellion, society, life is a bitch, fighting the system, deadly, state affairs ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
The Tuskegee Airmen (1995)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During the Second World War, a special project is begun by the US Army Air Corps to integrate African American pilots into the Fighter Pilot Program. Known as the "Tuskegee Airman" for the name of the airbase at which they were trained, ...
Style: sincere, serious, exciting, factual, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighter pilot, world war two, racism, military, interracial relations, training, war, aviation, human spirit, against the odds, officers and cadets, americana ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 1930s
Place: alabama, usa, arkansas, italy, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Boycott (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: This made-for-TV movie dramatizes the historic boycott of public buses in the 1950s, led by civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, talky
Plot: interracial relations, racism, fighting the system, rebellion, human spirit, social differences, discrimination, society, politics, journalism, hopes, leadership ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Separate But Equal (1991)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 190 min.
TV show
Story: A dramatization of the American court case that destroyed the legal validity of racial segregation. One of the most pivotal moments in 20th century American history is bracingly dramatized in Separate but Equal. In telling the detailed story of the ...
Style: captivating, talky, thought provoking, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom, legal, interracial relations, racism, racial segregation, dedicated lawyer, legal investigation, dishonesty, opposites attract, hopes, rebellion, hotshot lawyer ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, south carolina, washington d.c., new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.5
 85K
Selma (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: "Selma," as in Alabama, the place where segregation in the South was at its worst, leading to a march that ended in violence, forcing a famous statement by President Lyndon B. Johnson that ultimately led to the signing of the Civil Rights ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, uplifting, sincere, factual ...
Plot: racism, politics, righting the wronged, justice, civil rights, human spirit, racial segregation, idealism, african american, americana, discrimination, fighting the system ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1964, year 1963 ...
Place: alabama, usa, birmingham alabama, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Ernest Green Story (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Follows the story of Ernest Green, one of the Little Rock Nine who were the first blacks to integrate into an all white school.
Plot: high school, civil rights, school, african american, student, strength, broken glass, racist, physical abuse, racial prejudice, courage, integration ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: arkansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 ⇓
60%
My Sweet Charlie (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A pregnant white Southern girl and a black New York lawyer, both on the run in rural Texas, meet up in a boarded-up, abandoned house and realize they both need each other in order to survive.
Style: suspense
Plot: interracial romance, false accusation, pregnant woman, racism, false accusation of murder, escape, pregnancy, farmhouse, unwed pregnancy, murder, illegitimacy, african american ...
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.3
 13K
All the Way (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Lyndon B. Johnson's amazing 11-month journey from taking office after JFK's assassination, through the fight to pass the 1964 Civil Rights Act and his own presidential campaign, culminating on the night LBJ is actually elected to the ...
Style: political, factual, realistic, tense, intense ...
Plot: politics, racial issues, racism, civil rights movement, presidential election, civil rights, prejudice, kennedy assassination, u.s. vice president, political campaign, u.s. senator, presidential candidate ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1963
Place: texas, usa, vietnam, america, dallas texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.7
 84K
Malcolm X (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 202 min.
Story: A tribute to the controversial black activist and leader of the struggle for black liberation. He hit bottom during his imprisonment in the '50s, he became a Black Muslim and then a leader in the Nation of Islam. His assassination in 1965 left ...
Style: epic, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, emotional ...
Plot: civil rights, racism, police brutality, politics, fighting the system, racial slur, african american, tragic event, self discovery, police, islam, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: usa, new york, harlem, africa, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.6
 417
Hope (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of a town's secret, a family's crisis, and a young girl's struggle to reveal the truth.
Plot: racist, school, sister sister relationship, wheelchair, fire, segregation, teacher, neighbor neighbor relationship, child protagonist, coming of age, death of child, dance teacher ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Roots: The Gift (1988)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In December 1775, Cletus Moyer is a free black Northerner in colonial America, helping slaves escape captivity. In the days just prior to Christmas, a group of bounty hunters captures Moyer. Because of his capture, dozens of slaves who have already ...
Plot: captive, freedom, slavery, holiday, racism, inheritance, cross cultural relations, family relations, interracial relations, christmas, escape, african american
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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 ⇓
49%
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 6.8
 168
Heat Wave (1990)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A rookie black journalist investigates the tensions of the Watts section of Los Angeles in the bloody summer of 1965.
Style: thought provoking, tense, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: racism, urban setting, journalism, political unrest, interracial relations, social decay, heat wave, society, media, life is a bitch, ghetto, police brutality ...
Time: 60s, year 1965, 1960s
Place: los angeles, usa, south central los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Soul of the Game (1996)
Genre: Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Satchel Paige and Josh Gibson are the greatest players in the Colored leagues, and everyone expects that one of them will make the leap to the Major Leagues, now that there is talk of integration. But, unexpectedly, it's the rookie with the ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, emotional, touching, uplifting ...
Plot: racism, friendship, interracial relations, baseball, power relations, major league, sport team, underdog, contests and competitions, athlete's life, hopes, sport ...
Place: new york, usa, birmingham alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Buffalo Soldiers (1997)
Genre: Drama, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: They've ridden dusty miles without end and fought fierce battles. Yet when these brave African-American cavalrymen enter a scraggly frontier town, they must walk through it instead of ride. The town dishonors them but the soldiers' ...
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, rough, tense
Plot: racism, military, battles, interracial relations, u.s. cavalry, oracle, injustice, americana, anti war, media satire, military life, culture clash ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: new mexico, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Free, White and 21 (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A motel owner in Texas is accused of raping a civil-rights worker from Sweden.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: courtroom, racist, jury, rape, interracial relations, clock, segregation, exploitation, criminal, false accusation, cross cultural relations, civil rights ...
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
A Place Called Today (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Racial tensions arise when a black lawyer runs for mayor of a racially divided town.
Plot: urban decay, racial tension, throat slitting, nude woman murdered, election, bomb, murder, political campaign, racial violence, female nudity, rape, crooked politician ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Race to Freedom: The Underground Railroad (1994)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A number of slaves risk their lives to escape their masters with their only help coming from the famous secret slave escape network.
Style: sincere, atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: chase, interracial relations, racism, on the run, fugitives, chases and races, society, danger, hopes, rebellion, adventure, injustice ...
Time: 19th century
Place: canada, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.5
 2K
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 ⇓
41%
 7.2
 835
Freedom Song (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Freedom Song (2000) is a made-for-TV film based on true stories of the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi in the 1960s. It tells the story of the struggle of African Americans to register to vote in the fictional town of Quinlan. In the midst of ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, captivating, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: racism, fighting the system, interracial relations, life is a bitch, rebellion, teenage life, parents and children, injustice, society, hopes, politics, americana ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Summer of Ben Tyler (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set early during World War II, the film has a lot to say about love, honor, relationships, commitment and power. Keeping their promise to their dying black housekeeper, a white family takes in her teenage mentally-slow son. The movie details the ...
Plot: racism, racial segregation, segregation, controversy, african american, lawyer, interracial relations, confrontation, political unrest, conscience, mental retardation
Time: 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.5
 866
Gospel Hill (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Gospel Hill tells the intersecting story of two men in the fictional South Carolina town of Julia. Danny Glover plays John Malcolm, the son of a slain civil rights activist. Jack Herrod (Tom Bower) is the former sheriff who never got to the bottom ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, thought provoking, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: racism, interracial relations, small town, assassination, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, who done it, injustice, uncover truth, mystery, investigation, society ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 60s, 1960s
Place: south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Hurry Sundown (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Following the Second World War, a northern cannery combine negotiates for the purchase of a large tract of uncultivated Georgia farmland. The major portion of the land is owned by Julie Ann Warren and has already been optioned by her unscrupulous, ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, farm, racism, small town, interracial relations, social relations, parents and children, obsession, culture clash, small town life, family business, society ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: georgia, louisiana, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 ⇓
38%