Movies like Ganga Zumba

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Ganga Zumba (1963)
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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: slavery, freedom, african, colonialism
Place: brazil

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and thought provoking films with plots about slavery, freedom, racism, society, interracial relations, colonialism and female nudity mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like Ganga Zumba: Roots: The Gift (1988), Cecilia (1982), The Middle Passage (2000), Over Sarith En Caesar (2013), Amistad (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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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: colonialism, slavery, skinny dipping, female nudity, independence, female full frontal nudity
Place: cuba, latin america
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The Middle Passage (2000)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Martinique
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A realistic look at the horrors of the slave trade, told entirely through the voice of a dead African slave whose spirit haunts the ocean route
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, sentimental
Plot: social injustice, captive, slave trade, slave, prisoner, human rights, murder, protest, slavery, racism, freedom, revolt ...
Place: atlantic ocean, africa, senegal
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Over Sarith En Caesar (2013)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Netherlands, Germany, South Africa
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A story about two half-sisters life in the eighteenth century Suriname. There is Lynda, a white colonial and slave owner, and her slave Mini-Mini's. While Lynda is slowly embittered by the hard life in the colony, Mini-Mini gets a chance at ...
Style: captivating, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: slavery, half sister, plantation, slave auction, imperialism, marriage, first love, rebelliousness, rebellion, family relations, family problems, society ...
Time: 18th century
Place: latin america, caribbean
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53%
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Amistad (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: In 1839, the slave ship Amistad set sail from Cuba to America. During the long trip, Cinque leads the slaves in an unprecedented uprising. They are then held prisoner in Connecticut, and their release becomes the subject of heated debate. Freed ...
Style: touching, emotional, political, serious, captivating ...
Plot: slavery, slave trade, rebellion, interracial relations, dignity, mutiny, idealism, dishonesty, righting the wronged, freedom, social injustice, humanity ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, victorian era, 1840s, 1830s
Place: cuba, usa, africa, spain, boston ...
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47%
The Birth of a Nation (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Nat Turner, a former slave in America, leads a liberation movement in 1831 to free African-Americans in Virgina that results in a violent retaliation from whites.
Style: factual, brutal, intense, emotional, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: slavery, preacher, rebellion, racism, rape, civil war, suffering, preaching, father son relationship, poverty, brother sister relationship, freedom ...
Time: 19th century
Place: virginia, southern usa
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47%
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: suspense, realistic, serious, cynical, biting ...
Plot: racism, rebellion, landlord, religion, slavery, christianity, plantation, culture clash, discrimination, interracial relations, rebelliousness, master and servant ...
Time: 18th century
Place: cuba, latin america
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46%
Solar Eclipse: Depth of Darkness (2019)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Solar Eclipse is a conspiracy theory period movie based on true events, that led to the eventual assassination of Mahatma Gandhi. The movie demonstrates a violent India, at the backdrop of a non-violent Gandhi, and hard-line fanatic mindsets ...
Plot: conspiracy, violence, democracy, independence, freedom
Time: year 1947
Place: usa, india
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12 Years a Slave (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty as well as unexpected kindnesses Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In ...
Style: motivational, bleak, factual, heartbreaking, rough ...
Plot: slavery, life is a bitch, racism, freedom, interracial relations, torture, master and servant, civil rights, blacks and whites, african american, human trafficking, confined ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, 18th century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, washington d.c., new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Gold Coast (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Ghana
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Young anti-colonial idealist Wulff leaves for Danish Guinea to set up a coffee plantation but not everything goes according to plan.
Plot: governor, nerd, male nudity, slave trade, romanticism, colonialism, fever, slavery, dream, nightmare, missionary, solitude ...
Time: 1830s
Place: africa, west africa
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44%
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Harriet (2019)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
Country: China, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The story of Harriet Tubman, who helped free hundreds of slaves from the South after escaping from slavery herself in 1849.
Style: thought provoking, tense, enigmatic, psychological, exciting
Plot: slavery, american civil war, resistance fighter, female protagonist, african american, freedom, fear, black woman, belief in god, funeral, man kills a woman, corpse ...
Time: 19th century
Place: southern usa, baltimore, philadelphia, pennsylvania, south carolina ...
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42%
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Dragonard (1988)
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, slavery, punishment, adultery, brother sister incest, sugarcane, beefcake, sexploitation, caribbean sea, death sentence, slave auction, female nudity ...
Time: 18th century
Place: south africa, jamaica, caribbean
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41%
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First Fruits (1982)
Genre: Drama, History
Duration: 66 min.
Story: In 1732, two young Moravians leave their comfortable community of Hernhut, Germany, to bring the Gospel to the slaves in the West Indies.
Style: christian film
Plot: plantation, slavery, ship, christian, slave, sea voyage, missionary, malaria, brotherhood, island, religious conversion, pottery ...
Time: 18th century
Place: west indies
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40%
Cantata de Chile (1976)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Cuba
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The story of the Santa María School massacre of miners in 1907.
Style: allegory
Plot: post colonialism, latin american history, history of chile, school, class struggle, miner, racism, mass murder, poverty, imperialism, exploitation, strike ...
Time: 20th century
Place: chile, south america
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38%
Berlin 1885: The Division of Africa (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Belgium, Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A docudrama depicting the Berlin Conference in which the Western powers decided the partition of Africa.
Plot: colonialism, conference, diplomat, geopolitics, map, colonization, interview
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: germany, united kingdom, usa, norway, france ...
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Roll Of Thunder, Hear My Cry (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 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: slavery, teacher, interracial relations, child's point of view, boycott, great depression, miscarriage of justice, dysfunctional family, african american, black family, frame up
Time: 1930s
Place: mississippi
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Sankofa (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Ghana, Burkina Faso, UK, Germany, Ethiopia
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A self-absorbed Black American fashion model on a photo shoot in Africa is spiritually transported back to a plantation in the West Indies where she experiences first-hand the physical and psychic horrors of chattel slavery, and eventually the ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, realistic, serious, disturbing
Plot: fashion, murder, interracial relations, religions or cults, society, clergy, americana, discrimination, self discovery, sexual abuse, freedom, slavery ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, west indies
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Tula: The Revolt (2013)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Netherlands Antilles, Netherlands
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 'Tula, The Revolt' is an international English spoken feature length movie about the leader of the big slave uprising on the island of Curacao, a Dutch colony in 1795.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: rebellion, island, heroes, fighting the system, leadership, rebelliousness, society, life is a bitch, peaceful mission, injustice, revolution, political unrest ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean
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32%
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Zama (2017)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Argentina, Brazil, Spain, Dominican Republic, France, Netherlands, Mexico, Switzerland, USA, Portugal, Lebanon
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Based on the novel by Antonio Di Benedetto. Don Diego de Zama, a Spanish officer of the 17th century settled in Asunción, awaits his transfer to Buenos Aires.
Plot: native, colonial america, swamp, infection, writers, male full rear nudity, spider bite, judge, man in underwear, illegitimate son, slave, attack ...
Time: 18th century
Place: argentina, paraguay
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31%
In Spring Breeze (2019)
Genre: Drama, Family, History
Country: Bangladesh
Duration: 136 min.
Story: The film is about the language movement during 1952 in East Pakistan.
Plot: freedom, revolt, oppression, student protest
Time: year 1952
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New Dubai (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Brazil
Duration: 55 min.
Story: In a middle class neighborhood in a city in the countryside of Brazil, the real estate speculation is a menace to the affective memory of a group of friends. Their answer to this imminent transformation is to fuck in the construction sites. And what ...
Style: avant garde, gay cinema, queer cinema
Plot: gay latino, gay sex, gay love, suicide, gay interest, lgbt, gay, friendship, politics, gay relationship, rape, male nudity ...
Place: brazil
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29%
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Black Venus (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 159 min.
Story: The story of Saartjes Baartman, a Black domestic who, in 1808, left Southern Africa, then ruled by Dutch settlers, for Europe, following her boss Hendrick Caesar , hoping to find fame and fortune there. Once in London her master turned manager does ...
Style: captivating, serious, thought provoking, realistic, gloomy
Plot: racism, prostitution, shame, captivity, physical appearance, humiliation, rebelliousness, society, social misfits, poverty, exploitation, racial violence ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: paris france, south africa, europe, france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Outback (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Brazil
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Cafundó is a 35 mm color film which blends fact with fiction in the life of João de Camargo, a former black slave (1858-1942, Sorocaba, Brazil) who, in his old age, works miracles and devotes himself to assisting others in order to attain his ...
Plot: brazilian history, nudity (full frontal - brief), countryside, slavery, illness, catholicism, plague, prejudice, racism, priest, female nudity, male nudity ...
Time: 19th century
Place: sao paulo brazil, brazil
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29%
Bonifacio, the First President (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Philippines
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The true story of Andres Bonifacio, a man who rose as a leader in the fight against the Spanish oppressors, and would gain the enmity of even those fighting for the same cause.
Plot: student, battles, traitor, leader, rebel, rebellion, fight, execution, museum, revolution, colonialism, sword ...
Time: 19th century
Place: the philippines
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In the Name of the Pope King (1977)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In 1867, with Garibaldi's forces close to bringing Rome into the Italian kingdom, Monsignor Colombo da Priverno, a world-weary judge on the papal court, wants to resign, disgusted by the violence to which the papacy resorts to hold secular ...
Plot: authoritarianism, love, court, illegitimate son, judge, priest, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, singer, rebellious youth, illicit affair, radical, italian soldier ...
Time: 1860s
Place: vatican, rome italy, italy
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Stone Years (1985)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Greece
Duration: 142 min.
Story: The true story of a young couple (Babis and Eleni) fighting for love and freedom. An odyssey in and out of prisons during the dark period between the Greek civil war until the end of dictatorship in 1974
Plot: dictatorship, hiding, freedom, imprisonment, civil war, political activism, love
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The Story of Jacob and Joseph (1974)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: This film recounts the tales of the Biblical figures, Jacob and Joseph. The first part tells the story of Jacob fleeing his tribe when he cheats his brother out of his birthright, gets cheated himself in his exile years while learning of the need to ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, captivating, biblical
Plot: parents and children, royal family, siblings relations, ancient history, rise to the top, state affairs, society, betrayal, hopes, head of state, family problems, family relations ...
Place: egypt, holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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
Place: canada, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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The Mission (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: UK, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When a Spanish Jesuit goes into the South American wilderness to build a mission in the hope of converting the Indians of the region, a slave hunter is converted and joins his mission. When Spain sells the colony to Portugal, they are forced to ...
Style: epic, thought provoking, realistic, harsh, touching ...
Plot: clergy, slavery, mission, jungle, punishment, wilderness, hopes, peaceful mission, religions or cults, murder, interracial relations, native americans ...
Time: 18th century
Place: south america, brazil, argentina, portugal, latin america ...
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27%