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The Book of Negroes (2015)
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The Book of Negroes (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 265 min.
TV show
Story: Kidnapped in Africa and subsequently enslaved in South Carolina, Aminata must navigate a revolution in New York, isolation in Nova Scotia and treacherous jungles of Sierra Leone, in an attempt to secure her freedom in the 19th century.
Style: thought provoking, emotional, disturbing, uplifting, epic, serious, captivating, realistic, stylized
Plot: human spirit, american revolution, racism, life is a bitch, slavery, injustice, hopes, confined, society, escapades, master and servant, black woman, kidnapping, strong female presence, woman
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: usa, south carolina

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and emotional films and TV series with plots about society, life is a bitch, hopes, state affairs, racism, injustice and interracial relations mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like The Book of Negroes: Roots (1977), Roots: The Next Generations (1979), 12 Years a Slave (2013), Backstairs at the White House (1979), Aristocrats (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Roots (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 588 min.
TV show
Story: African teen Kunta Kinte, brought to America to be enslaved, and the generations of his family.
Style: uplifting, realistic, thought provoking, touching, emotional ...
Plot: slavery, racism, civil war, american civil war, human spirit, interracial relations, family history, escape attempt, freedom, discrimination, injustice, social problems ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1860s, 1820s, 70s
Place: usa, tennessee, africa, england
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Roots: The Next Generations (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 840 min.
TV show
Story: The dramatization of Alex Haley's family line from post Civil War America to the writer's search for his roots.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, uplifting, epic, emotional ...
Plot: racism, american civil war, political unrest, culture clash, interracial relations, world war one, family relations, world war two, hopes, state affairs, innocence lost, idealism ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1880s ...
Place: africa, usa, alabama, tennessee
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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, heartbreaking, bleak, factual, atmospheric ...
Plot: slavery, freedom, racism, life is a bitch, interracial relations, torture, civil rights, master and servant, human trafficking, blacks and whites, african american, confined ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, 18th century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, new york, washington d.c.
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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, touching, emotional, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, discrimination, injustice, slavery, interracial relations, politics, life is a bitch, state affairs, journalism, lifestyle, hopes, social worker ...
Time: 60s, 19th century, 20th century, 1960s, 1860s
Place: southern usa, louisiana, usa
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100%
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Backstairs at the White House (1979)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 540 min.
TV show
Story: Behind the scenes at the White House during eight administrations, as told by the people who work there.
Style: captivating, uplifting, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: politics, white house, interracial relations, workplace situations, society, head of state, state affairs, master and servant, hopes, human spirit, campaign, power relations ...
Time: 40s, 20s, 50s, 1910s, 30s ...
Place: washington d.c., usa
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Aristocrats (1999)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 300 min.
TV show
Story: Based on a true story, Aristocrats draws back the curtain on an 18th century English family near the summit of society, revealing a tapestry of romance, prejudice, infidelity, and revolution.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized
Audience: girls' night
Plot: master and servant, politics, rich and poor, family relations, royal family, siblings relations, state affairs, romance, high society, infidelity, power relations, intrigue ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, georgian era
Place: england, ireland, europe
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100%
Captive Heart: The James Mink Story (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: James Mink is a black man in Canada who has built a very successful livery business, and enjoys a white wife and a beautiful daughter, Mary. An excellent match is arranged with an American businessman, but when he takes his new wife Mary across the ...
Style: uplifting, captivating, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: interracial relations, slavery, racism, missing person, family relations, hidden identity, dishonesty, chases and races, society, rescue, parents and children, human spirit ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1850s, 1800s
Place: virginia, usa, canada
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100%
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: captivating, realistic, serious, atmospheric, sincere
Plot: chase, interracial relations, racism, adventure, rebellion, fugitives, society, chases and races, on the run, hopes, danger, injustice ...
Time: 19th century
Place: canada, north carolina
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100%
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TURN: Washington's Spies (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The story of New York farmer, Abe Woodhull, who bands together with a group of childhood friends to form The Culper Ring, an unlikely group of spies who turn the tide in America’s fight for independence.
Style: serious, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: american revolution, spy, army, period piece, historical character, colonial america, political unrest, rebelliousness, rebellion, ambition, undercover, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: usa, new york, connecticut, new jersey
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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: sentimental, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: rebellion, island, fighting the system, heroes, leadership, rebelliousness, political unrest, revolution, peaceful mission, injustice, interracial relations, society ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean
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Anzac Girls (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The unique, and rarely told true stories of Australian and New Zealand nurses serving at Gallipoli and the Western Front during the First World War.
Style: emotional, captivating, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Plot: war, world war one, human spirit, love and romance, tragic love, wartime life, fall in love, battles, military, hopes, nurse, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: australia, egypt, greece, france, new zealand
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The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: During the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam, Otto Frank decides to hide his family, who are Jewish, after his daughter Margot is called to appear for transport to a Nazi labour camp. Miep Gies, Otto Frank's office assistant hides them in the attic ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, disturbing, bleak
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, attic, confined, life is a bitch, heroes, on the run, danger, war, anti heroes, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s, 20th century
Place: europe, holland, amsterdam
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29%
The Underground Railroad (2021)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 593 min.
TV show
Story: Follow young Cora’s journey as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. After escaping her Georgia plantation for the rumored Underground Railroad, Cora discovers no mere metaphor, but an actual railroad full of engineers and ...
Style: suspense, thought provoking, disturbing
Plot: slavery, black american, black woman, social misfits, white trash, slave labor, black hero, social relations, black people, society, life is a bitch
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Nuremberg (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Justice Robert H. Jackson leads Allied prosecutors in trying 21 Germans for Nazi war crimes after World War II.
Style: captivating, disturbing, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom, holocaust, war crime, execution, psychologist, courtroom drama, legal, judge, fighting the system, uncover truth, leadership, rebellion ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, england, france, europe
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Not Today (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Caden Welles is living life as large as any 20-year-old could dream … until his eyes are opened to a world few Americans know still exists: a thriving human-trafficking trade. Spurred by a true purpose, an unlikely new friendship, and the prayers ...
Style: disturbing, sentimental, suspenseful, thought provoking, uplifting ...
Plot: hopes, kids in trouble, human spirit, life is a bitch, society, obsessive quest, danger, injustice, family problems, prostitute, escapades, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india
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Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All (1994)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
TV show
Story: Lucy married at the turn of the last century, when she was fifteen and her husband was fifty. If Colonel William Marsden was a veteran of the "War for Southern Independence", Lucy became a "veteran of the veteran" with a unique ...
Style: emotional, touching, epic, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: american civil war, romance, society, wooing, couple relations, americana, self discovery, love and romance, war, couples, bittersweet, confederacy ...
Time: 19th century
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28%
North and South (1985)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 561 min.
TV show
Story: Two friends, one northern and one southern, struggle to maintain their friendship as events build towards the American Civil War.
Style: realistic, exciting, captivating, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: american civil war, foe turned friend, love and romance, friendship, espionage, slavery, family feud, military base, love triangle, best friends, military, battles ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s, 1850s, 1840s
Place: usa, new york
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28%
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Queen (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 282 min.
TV show
Story: A plantation owner's son falls in love with a slave named Easter and together they have a Mixed race daughter named Queen. As Queen grows up, she faces the struggle of trying to fit into the troubled world around her. She tries passing for ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: slavery, white male black female relationship, civil war, family relations, interracial relations, plantation, social injustice, slave, discrimination, americana, american civil war, social differences ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1800s
Place: southern usa
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28%
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The Passing Bells (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, Poland
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Story: At the outbreak of war, two teenage boys defy their parents to sign up.
Style: epic, realistic, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: world war one, battlefield, wartime life, soldier, military, life is a bitch, hopes, battles, danger, friendship, bittersweet, youth ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe
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28%
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Glory (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Robert Gould Shaw leads the US Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices of both his own Union army and the Confederates.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking, epic ...
Plot: american civil war, battles, freedom, slavery, racism, battle, war, prejudice, hopes, human spirit, glory, civil war ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston, south carolina, new england
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King (1978)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 271 min.
TV show
Story: A 1978 TV miniseries about the career of Martin Luther King Jr. from his days as a Baptist minister in Atlanta in the early '50s until his assassination in 1968.
Style: sincere, disturbing, thought provoking, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: civil rights, racism, assassination, righting the wronged, religions or cults, injustice, life is a bitch, clergy, society, rebelliousness, political unrest, social differences ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 70s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: usa, memphis
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April Morning (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A teenager grows up during the onset of the American revolution.
Style: uplifting, thought provoking, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, military, battles, revolution, state affairs, hopes, battle zone, americana, wooing, youth, politics, war ...
Place: usa, massachusetts
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27%
The Jewel in the Crown (1984)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 778 min.
TV show
Story: The British Raj: though their position seems secure, thoughtful English men and women know that "their" time in India is coming to an end. The story begins with an unjust arrest for rape, and the consequences of this echo through the ...
Style: emotional, sincere, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: forbidden love, world war two, british raj, politics, racism, rape, culture clash, tragic love, life is a bitch, dishonesty, state affairs, manners ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 40s
Place: india, asia
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27%
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The Blue and the Gray (1982)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 381 min.
TV show
Story: This movie is also in existance as a 3 part miniseries. America just before and during the Civil War, as seen through the eyes of an artist correspondent. The plot revolves around the families of two sisters; Maggie Geyser and Evelyn Hale. The ...
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: american civil war, battles, family life, working class, military, society, rebellion, brother brother relationship, standoff, showdown, slavery, war ...
Time: 19th century
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27%
ZOS: Zone of Separation (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada
TV show
Story: ZOS: Zone of Separation is a Canadian television drama mini-series, co-executive produced by Paul Gross. It is an eight-part Canadian original drama mini-series about the life and death struggle to enforce a U.N.-brokered ceasefire in the fictional, ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, disturbing, serious, bleak ...
Plot: military, un, military life, peaceful mission, religions or cults, rivalry, life is a bitch, anti war, deadly, war, society, violence spree ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, former yugoslavia
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South Riding (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
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Story: Andrew Davies sparkling adaption of Winifred Holtby's acclaimed novel. Insightful, warm and full of memorable characters, South Riding tells a fraught love story and paints a panaromic portrait of a Yorkshire community in the long aftermath of ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, captivating, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love affair, family relations, love and romance, hopes, parents and children, human spirit, society, small town, social relations, strong female presence, high school life, power relations ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire, northern england
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27%
Les Misérables (2000)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Italy, Spain, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: The scene is set during the French Restoration at the beginning of the 19th century. Jean Valjean, a galley slave who was sent to prison for stealing food, is now released after serving nineteen years. At first he only encounter mistrust and closed ...
Style: touching, serious, epic, suspense, emotional ...
Plot: injustice, on the run, mayor, thief, redemption, haunted by the past, ex convict, theft, suicide, bishop, prostitute, rebellion ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 18th century
Place: europe, paris france, france
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27%
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The 13 Roses (2007)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: True story of thirteen totally normal young women that suffered harsh questioning and were put in prison under made up charges of helping the rebellion against Franco back in the 1940s. Despite of their innocence, the thirteen were soon executed ...
Style: disturbing, touching, emotional, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: spanish civil war, woman in danger, false accusation, social decay, injustice, hopes, dishonesty, betrayal, political unrest, prison life, idealism, society ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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War & Peace (1972)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 890 min.
TV show
Story: The classic BBC dramatisation of Tolstoy's epic story of love and loss set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars. Anthony Hopkins heads the cast as Pierre Bezuhov (a role for which he won the 1972 Best Actor BAFTA); Morag Hood is the ...
Style: epic, contemplative, exciting, intellectual, serious ...
Plot: soldier, napoleonic wars, life is a bitch, romance, state affairs, love and romance, society, leadership, military, war, battles, prince ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
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26%
Selma, Lord, Selma (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
TV show
Story: In 1965 Alabama, an 11 year old girl (Jurnee Smollett) is touched by a speech by Martin Luther King, Jr. (Clifton Powell) and becomes a devout follower. But her resolution is tested when she joins others in the famed march from Selma to Montgomery. ...
Style: contemplative, captivating, thought provoking, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: interracial relations, racism, life is a bitch, coming of age, society, youth, hopes, politics, human spirit, discrimination, social decay, uncover truth ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1965
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%