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Flame in the Streets (1961)
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Flame in the Streets (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Flame in the Streets is a 1961 British drama film directed by Roy Ward Baker. Racial tensions manifest themselves at home, work and on the streets during Bonfire Night in the burgeoning West Indian community of early 1960s Britain. Trades union leader (Mills) fights for the rights of a black worker but struggles with the news that his own daughter is planning to marry a West Indian, much against his own logic and the prejudice of his wife.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: racism, family relations, interracial relations, factory, union, life is a bitch, rebellion, injustice, couples, society, opposites attract, working class, americana, workplace, chaos and mayhem, workplace situations, fight, teacher, fire, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, racist, male female relationship, street life, interracial marriage ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, london

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and sincere films with plots about society, life is a bitch, family relations, parents and children, injustice, working class and racism mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Flame in the Streets: A Taste of Honey (1961), They Don't Wear Black Tie (1981), Look Back in Anger (1989), A Raisin in the Sun (2008), Othello (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Taste of Honey (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Focuses on a working class girl who is struggling to create a life for herself with her gay co-worker after becoming pregnant from a one-night stand with a black sailor.
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, talky, touching ...
Plot: interracial relations, friendship, working class, single parent, coming of age, family relations, pregnancy, dysfunctional family, ship, youth, single mother, teenage pregnancy ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe
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They Don't Wear Black Tie (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Otavio is an idealistic union leader trying to organize workers at a factory to resist the company's exploitative practices. His son, Tião, one of the employees, is more of a realist and doesn't want to risk losing his job by striking. ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, bleak
Plot: family relations, society, life is a bitch, couples, realism, injustice, parents and children, factory, working class, couple relations, military dictatorship, labor union ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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Look Back in Anger (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Look Back in Anger is a love triangle involving the brilliant-but-disaffected young Jimmy Porter (Branagh), his upper-middle-class, impassive wife Alison Porter (Thompson), and her aristocratic best friend Helena Charles (Redmond). Cliff (Horan), an ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: working class, social misfits, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, unsupportive spouse, crumbling marriage, betrayal, society, social differences, family in crisis, couple relations, down on your luck ...
Time: 80s, 50s
Place: england, london, europe
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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, emotional, sincere, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: racism, family relations, discrimination, injustice, rich and poor, couple relations, parents and children, social differences, follow your dream, single parent, interracial relations, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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Othello (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: With freshly rechristened characters and brand-new dialogue, this British TV production of Othello is a "rethinking" of Shakespeare's play, albeit still retaining the original's power and potency. The story is set in the London ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic ...
Plot: interracial relations, power relations, tragic love, vengeance, downfall, murder, couple relations, betrayal, life is a bitch, infidelity, friends, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
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Everyday (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: This film charts the relationship between a man imprisoned for drug smuggling and his wife and is being shot over the course of five years, a few weeks at a time.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: parents and children, confined, life is a bitch, family relations, couples, hopes, prison, drug smuggling, husband wife relationship, society, prison life, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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The Mill (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: Powerful historical drama series, based on the lives of real people, telling the story of young 19th-century apprentices taking their lives into their own hands for the first time.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, stylized, psychological ...
Plot: working class, workplace, factory, life is a bitch, society, mechanic, power relations, realism, social differences, family relations, rich and poor, workplace situations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england
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Bopha! (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In this story of a black policeman during South African apartheid, Danny Glover plays the cop, who believes he's trying to help his people, even while serving as a pawn of the racist government. When his son gets involved in the anti-apartheid ...
Style: uplifting, thought provoking, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: racism, moral dilemma, rebelliousness, parents and children, human spirit, idealism, discrimination, political unrest, family life, family problems, injustice, family relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa, south africa
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68%
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, serious, contemplative
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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A World Apart (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Zimbabwe
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A White enclave in Johannesburg, South Africa, in the 1960s. Molly Roth, 13 years old, is the daughter of leftist parents, and she must piece together what's happening around her when her father disappears one night, barely evading arrest, and, ...
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Time: 60s, year 1963
Place: south africa, africa, johannesburg south africa
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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: 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 ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
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10,000 Black Men Named George (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the 1920s, the rights of American workers to join a labor union was still considered an open question, and African-Americans were routinely denied their civil and economic rights. 10,000 Black Men Named George, the title, refers to the fact ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, disturbing, tense, realistic ...
Plot: labor union, interracial relations, injustice, rise to the top, ambition, fighting the system, life is a bitch, rebellion, journalism, workplace, dishonesty, society ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s
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Sub terra (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, captivating, epic ...
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Country: UK
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Country: USA
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