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, racial segregation, racist, 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, civil rights, society and civil rights movement mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like Crisis at Central High: Boycott (2001), Mandela (1987), The Jesse Owens Story (1984), The Long Walk Home (1990), Ghosts of Mississippi (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Boycott (2001)
Genre: Drama, History
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: serious, realistic, sincere, talky
Plot: interracial relations, racism, civil rights movement, racial prejudice, protest, social activism, human spirit, discrimination, social differences, rebellion, fighting the system, courtroom drama ...
Time: 50s
Place: alabama, usa
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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: forced labor, massacre, racism, racial discrimination, racial prejudice, apartheid, prison, racial tension, interracial relations
Place: africa
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64%
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: olympics, racism, athlete, interracial relations, racial prejudice, runner, racial segregation, african american, running, racial tension, nazi, nazi germany ...
Time: 1930s
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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, power relations, couples, injustice, friends, human spirit ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1955
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa, new jersey
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58%
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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, sincere, serious, factual ...
Plot: courtroom, racism, courtroom drama, justice, legal investigation, civil rights, legal, widow, activist, racial violence, life is a bitch, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 60s
Place: usa, mississippi, southern usa
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57%
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: civil rights, murder, racial violence, racial prejudice, racial tension, civil rights movement, racial discrimination, hate crime, interracial friendship, racism, husband wife relationship, domestic terrorism ...
Time: 60s
Place: mississippi, southern usa
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Separate But Equal (1991)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 190 min.
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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: realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking, talky ...
Plot: courtroom, legal, racism, interracial relations, civil rights, racial segregation, life is a bitch, state affairs, law enforcement, rivalry, legal investigation, rebellion ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, south carolina, new york, washington d.c.
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52%
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: realistic, serious, thought provoking, sincere, controversial
Plot: assassination, politics, jazz, racism, ambition, state affairs, folk hero, fighting the system, leadership, rise and fall, life is a bitch, rebellion ...
Time: 60s
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51%
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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: civil rights, high school, school, student, white trash, high school life, interracial relations, racial discrimination, racial prejudice, civil rights movement, teenage girl, teen angst ...
Time: 50s
Place: arkansas
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51%
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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, justice, politics, righting the wronged, civil rights movement, civil rights, racial segregation, human spirit, idealism, african american, fighting the system, discrimination ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1965, year 1963, year 1964
Place: alabama, usa, boston, southern usa, birmingham alabama
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49%
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, tense, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighter pilot, world war two, racism, military, interracial relations, training, war, aviation, against the odds, human spirit, officers and cadets, americana ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: alabama, usa, arkansas, italy, germany ...
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48%
The Color of Courage (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on the landmark civil rights case Sipes vs. McGhee, The Color of Courage chronicles the friendship between a white woman and a black woman whose family, the McGhees, has moved into a previously all-white neighborhood. A McGhee granddaughter, ...
Style: inspirational
Plot: segregation, civil rights, interracial relations, civil rights movement, supreme court, racism, neighbor, african american, female director
Time: 1940s, 20th century
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48%
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In February, 1962, as the civil rights movement reaches Bayonne, Louisiana, a New York journalist arrives to interview Jane Pittman, who has just turned 110. She tells him her story dating back to her earliest memories before slavery ended. In ...
Style: epic, emotional, sincere, touching, non-linear ...
Plot: racism, injustice, discrimination, interracial relations, slavery, righting the wronged, social worker, americana, redemption, idealism, human spirit, social differences ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 19th century, 1860s
Place: southern usa, louisiana, usa
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46%
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, escape, miscarriage of justice, pregnant woman, unwed pregnancy, racial prejudice, racism, false accusation, racial tension, interracial friendship, prejudice, african american ...
Place: texas
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44%
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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, emotional, serious, captivating ...
Plot: racism, civil rights, islam, police brutality, civil rights movement, politics, racial slur, tragic event, fighting the system, african american, self discovery, police ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 50s, 60s, 1920s ...
Place: usa, harlem, new york, africa, middle east ...
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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, civil rights movement, racial issues, usa president, racism, presidential election, civil rights, prejudice, kennedy assassination, african american, vietnam war, election campaign ...
Time: 60s, year 1963
Place: texas, america, usa, vietnam, dallas texas ...
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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: interracial relations, jury, rape, courtroom, racist, civil rights, judge, lawyer, criminal, businessman, exploitation, segregation ...
Place: texas
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40%
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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: school, racist, interracial relations, cuban missile crisis, little girl, dancing, teacher, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, neighbor neighbor relationship, intergenerational friendship, fire ...
Time: 60s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: holiday, freedom, slavery, captive, racism, flash forward, family relations, interracial relations, african american, escape, christmas, inheritance ...
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37%
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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: rough, disturbing, bleak, tense, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, urban setting, media, life is a bitch, journalism, society, interracial relations, political unrest, social decay, heat wave, ghetto, african american ...
Time: 60s, year 1965
Place: los angeles, usa, south central los angeles
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36%
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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: good versus evil, male female relationship, president, anti racism, black family, black boy, racial injustice, family relations, interracial relations, black history, friendship, love ...
Time: 1870s, 19th century
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere, touching ...
Plot: racism, friendship, interracial relations, baseball, underdog, ambition, prodigy, athlete's life, life is a bitch, hopes, society, follow your dream ...
Place: usa, new york, birmingham alabama
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35%
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: rough, disturbing, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: racism, interracial relations, battles, military, culture clash, military life, media satire, anti war, americana, injustice, oracle, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
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35%
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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: thought provoking, serious, suspenseful, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: racism, interracial relations, small town, haunted by the past, who done it, assassination, life is a bitch, golf, injustice, uncover truth, society, investigation ...
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32%
And the Children Shall Lead (1985)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 58 min.
Story: Mississippi in the early '60s is the setting for this story of a 12-year-old African-American girl who, along with her white friends, tries to ease increasing racial tensions.
Style: cult film
Plot: civil rights, racial tension, white supremacy, bullying, social injustice, family, church, sheriff, children, cross cultural relations, racism, interracial friendship ...
Time: 60s
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31%
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: serious, realistic, captivating, atmospheric, sincere
Plot: chase, interracial relations, racism, hopes, on the run, society, fugitives, adventure, rebellion, injustice, discrimination, abolitionist ...
Time: 19th century
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Panther (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
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Style: disturbing, tense, serious, realistic, bleak ...
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Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, california, ireland
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31%
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, bomb, political manipulation, racial slur, election, politics, kidnapping, racial violence, political campaign, murder, racist ...
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Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Spurred by a white woman's lie, vigilantes destroy a black Florida town and slay inhabitants in 1923.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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: thought provoking, sincere, captivating, emotional, tense ...
Plot: racism, fighting the system, interracial relations, rebellion, life is a bitch, discrimination, parents and children, americana, teenage life, injustice, hopes, politics ...
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30%