Movies and TV shows like Underground

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Underground (2016)
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Underground (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: A group of slaves plan a daring 600-mile escape from a Georgia plantation. Along the way, they are aided by a secret abolitionist couple running a station on the Underground Railroad as they attempt to evade the people charged with bringing them back, dead or alive.
Style: suspense, realistic, disturbing, stylized, intense
Plot: slavery, plantation, civil war, friendship, rescue, ethnic slur, racism, african american, courage, society, one against many, racial stereotype, violent
Place: georgia

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Most similar movies to Underground

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, realistic, serious and suspense films and TV series with plots about society, racism, slavery, african american, violence, friendship and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like Underground: Beulah Land (1980), Roots (2016), Lovecraft Country (2020), Roots (1977), Django Unchained (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Beulah Land (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 281 min.
TV show
Story: This sweeping epic dramatized the lives of two Georgia families during the early-to-mid 1800s: the Kendricks, who resided on the Beulah Land plantation, and the Davises, who owned the Oaks plantation. Both families loved, prospered and lost during ...
Plot: plantation, american civil war, civil war, dysfunctional family, slavery, brother, southern belle, family disapproval
Time: 19th century, 1870s
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Roots (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: An adaptation of Alex Haley's "Roots", chronicling the history of an African slave sold to America and his descendants.
Style: captivating, sincere, rough, suspense
Plot: plantation, slavery, struggle for survival, mentor protege relationship, parent child relationship, life is a bitch, humiliation, beating, escape, american history, biracial child, ancestor ...
Time: 18th century
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Lovecraft Country (2020)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The anthology horror series follows 25-year-old Atticus Freeman, who joins up with his friend Letitia and his Uncle George to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America to find his missing father. They must survive and overcome both the ...
Style: anthology, exciting, captivating, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racism, h.p. lovecraft, lovecraftian, alien, imaginary character, society, beast, family, sacrifice, search for father, road trip, war veteran ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
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75%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Jimmie Fails dreams of reclaiming the Victorian home his grandfather built in the heart of San Francisco. Joined on his quest by his best friend Mont, Jimmie searches for belonging in a rapidly changing city that seems to have left them behind.
Style: captivating, sincere, psychological, disturbing, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: african american, racism, friendship, skateboard, male friendship, skateboarding, rivalry, friends, society, courage, heroes, ethnic slur ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, social misfits, black woman, white trash, black american, slave labor, society, social relations, life is a bitch, black hero, black people
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Django Unchained (2012)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.
Style: captivating, rough, serious, talky, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dark humor, bounty hunter, vengeance, gunfight, old west, racism, slavery, african american, violent, revenge, one against many, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: usa, mississippi, tennessee, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Retrieval (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On the outskirts of the Civil War, a boy is sent north by a bounty hunter gang to retrieve a wanted man.
Style: tense, serious, captivating, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: american civil war, moral dilemma, danger, bounty hunter, slavery, civil war, foe turned friend, survival, track down, racism, escapades, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa
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57%
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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: emotional, disturbing, thought provoking, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: human spirit, american revolution, racism, life is a bitch, slavery, injustice, hopes, confined, escapades, society, master and servant, black woman ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Secret River (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Australia
TV show
Story: In 1806, William Thornhill is sentenced to New South Wales for life where he is drawn into a terrifying conflict that will leave a bloody and indelible stain.
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, captivating
Plot: social differences, love affair, human nature, misfit, love and romance, society, settlement, australian aboriginal, convict, colony, river, lake or river ...
Time: 19th century
Place: australia
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56%
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Deliverance (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Intent on seeing the Cahulawassee River before it's turned into one huge lake, outdoor fanatic Lewis Medlock takes his friends on a river-rafting trip they'll never forget into the dangerous American back-country.
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: wilderness, hillbilly, adventure, rape, canoe, survival, friendship, survivor, rescue, danger, murder, homosexual rape ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: witty, disturbing, suspense, biting, thought provoking ...
Plot: rebellion, racism, slavery, plantation, landlord, christianity, culture clash, interracial relations, satire, discrimination, rebelliousness, righting the wronged ...
Time: 18th century
Place: cuba, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Hell on the Border (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: This epic, action-packed Western tells the incredible true story of Bass Reeves, the first black marshal in the Wild West. Having escaped from slavery after the Civil War, he arrives in Arkansas seeking a job with the law. To prove himself, he must ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, psychological, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, friendship, violence, african american, rivalry, brutality, courage, friends, heroes, rescue, racism, danger ...
Time: 1870s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: TV series centering on Marvel Cinematic Universe characters Falcon and The Winter Soldier.
Style: exciting, captivating, disturbing, suspense, tense ...
Plot: superhero, superhuman, super powers, cyborgs, miraculous event, tough guy, warrior, violence, super villain, friendship, save the world, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, 2020s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
North and South, Book II (1986)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 570 min.
TV show
Story: The continuing saga of the Hazards and the Mains. The Hazards are from the North and the Mains from the South. George Hazard and Orry Main met at West Point and fought in the Mexican American war together becoming fast friends. Now they find ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, family saga
Plot: american civil war, slavery, civil war, friendship, military life, wartime life, best friends, society, espionage, romance, war, friends ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, victorian era
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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, civil war, white male black female relationship, family relations, interracial relations, plantation, social injustice, slave, racism, americana, american civil war, discrimination ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1800s
Place: southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, rough ...
Plot: slavery, freedom, racism, life is a bitch, interracial relations, torture, civil rights, master and servant, blacks and whites, african american, human trafficking, confined ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, 18th century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, new york, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Show Me a Hero (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Mayor Nick Wasicsko took office in 1987 during Yonkers' worst crisis when federal courts ordered public housing built in the white, middle class side of town, dividing the city in a bitter battle fueled by fear, racism, murder and politics.
Style: rough, thought provoking, tense, captivating, serious ...
Plot: politics, racism, state affairs, crimes, society, life is a bitch, interracial relations, lawsuit, mayor, urban, murder, city council ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: captivating, thought provoking, uplifting, touching, emotional ...
Plot: interracial relations, racism, life is a bitch, coming of age, society, youth, hopes, politics, human spirit, discrimination, social decay, uncover truth ...
Time: 60s, year 1965, 1960s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.9
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Jamestown (2017)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The early 17th Century story of three courageous, dynamic women who leave their dark pasts behind in England, and make the journey of a lifetime across the ocean for a new life in America.
Style: atmospheric, suspense, realistic, disturbing, melancholic ...
Plot: colony, love affair, working class family, society, intrigue, conspiracy, women, love triangle, settler, rivals, colonization, love story ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
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49%
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Sword (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
TV show
Story: Several officials, sick of impunity for criminals caused by law enforcement agencies' systemic corruption, create a merciless vigilante group.
Style: tense, disturbing, exciting, realistic, intense ...
Plot: swat, vigilantism, justice, crimes, police corruption, team, frame up, dishonesty, society, counter terrorism, conspiracy, top secret ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: exciting, realistic, serious, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: american civil war, foe turned friend, love and romance, friendship, espionage, slavery, family feud, military base, love triangle, best friends, military, battle ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s, 1850s, 1840s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
You Are Wanted (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 49 min.
TV show
Story: Lukas Franke finds himself a victim of a hacking attack, his online information altered to implicate him as having masterminded a cyber-attack on Berlin resulting in a city-wide blackout. Suspected as a terrorist, Lukas scrambles to find out why ...
Style: tense, disturbing, captivating, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: hacker, computer cracker, society, friendship, disorder, internet, danger, terrorism, break in, youth, cybercrime, framed for a crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, standoff, brother brother relationship, showdown, slavery, political unrest ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
A Woman Called Moses (1978)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: A film about the life and career of the African American abolitionist and slave escape leader, Harriet Tubman.
Style: suspense
Plot: slavery, civil war, strong female lead, women's issues, equality, abolitionist, escape, attempted rape, prejudice, african american, social injustice, slave ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: thought provoking, captivating, sincere, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: civil rights, assassination, racism, state affairs, hopes, rebellion, righting the wronged, religions or cults, injustice, fighting the system, deadly, society ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: usa, memphis
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, non-linear ...
Plot: racism, discrimination, injustice, interracial relations, slavery, hopes, social differences, human spirit, idealism, redemption, americana, social worker ...
Time: 60s, 19th century, 20th century, 1960s, 1860s
Place: southern usa, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.5
 4K
Moby Dick (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia, USA
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his captain's self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick.
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: ship, sea, dangerous animal, obsessive quest, whale, captain, adventure, ocean or sea, ocean, deadly, friendship, danger ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.7
 2K
The Border (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Poland
Duration: 41 min.
TV show
Story: The series "Wataha" starts from the bombing, which killed one of the officers of border guard units in the Bieszczady Mountains. Only one of them will survive. SG captain Victor Rebrov (Leszek Lichota) as a result of the coup loses not ...
Style: realistic, captivating, suspense, disturbing
Audience: boys' night
Plot: border guard, human trafficking, murder investigation, adaptation, danger, soldier, revenge, friendship, violence, military, courage, bombing ...
Time: 2010s
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Saints & Strangers (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 192 min.
TV show
Story: Saints & Strangers is a story that goes beyond the familiar historical account of Thanksgiving and the founding of Plymouth Plantation, revealing the trials and tribulations of the settlers at Plymouth: 102 men, women and children who sailed on ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: conquistador, new world, ambition, power struggle, sea voyage, political intrigue, escapades, family relations, inventions and discoveries, navigation, religion, adventurer ...
Time: 17th century
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44%