Movies and TV shows like The Underground Railroad

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The Underground Railroad (2021)
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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 conductors, and a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil.
Style: thought provoking, suspense, disturbing
Plot: slavery, black woman, social misfits, white trash, black american, life is a bitch, society, slave labor, black people, social relations, black hero

Most similar movies to The Underground Railroad

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, captivating, serious and disturbing films and TV series with plots about society, life is a bitch, family relations, slavery, state affairs, war and racism mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like The Underground Railroad: The Book of Negroes (2015), Roots (2016), Roots (1977), Cathedral of the Sea (2018), The Blue and the Gray (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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
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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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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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67%
Cathedral of the Sea (2018)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Spain
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: In the 14th century, Barcelona is experiencing one of its most prosperous moments. The city has grown to La Ribera, a fishing district in which the largest Marian temple ever known is built: Santa María del Mar. But the construction runs parallel ...
Style: brutal, suspenseful, suspense, depressing, biblical ...
Plot: rich and poor, religion, social relations, envy, sea, genocide, father son relationship, social problems, life is a bitch, love hate, society, family relations ...
Time: 14th century, middle ages
Place: barcelona, spain, barcelona spain
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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
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The Color of War (2001)
Genre: History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 780 min.
TV show
Story: A series featuring actual color footage of World War II.
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, wartime life, military, battle zone, journalism, life is a bitch, war, against humanity, battles, archive footage, combat, soldier ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s
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54%
The  Slave Isaura (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Isaura was born in 1835, in the farm of Commender Almeida. She is the daughter of the slave Juliana and the tenant of the farm, Miguel. Juliana dies right after the birth, because she denied going to bed with the Commender. He whips her to death in ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, romantic, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: rich man poor woman, love, slave, slave girl, female whipping, love triangle, jealousy, class differences, court, happy ending, unspoken love, slavery ...
Place: brazil
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51%
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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 ...
Style: suspense, stylized, disturbing, intense, realistic
Plot: slavery, plantation, civil war, friendship, rescue, courage, racism, one against many, racial stereotype, violent, ethnic slur, society ...
Place: georgia
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50%
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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
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45%
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Anne Boleyn (2021)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The final months of Boleyn's life, her struggle with Tudor England's patriarchal society, her desire to secure a future for her daughter, Elizabeth, and the brutal reality of her failure to provide Henry with a male heir.
Style: thought provoking, captivating
Plot: female protagonist, patriarchy, social problems, social relations, fighting the system, lifestyle, historical figure, society, historical event, husband wife relationship, showdown, woman ...
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Lincoln (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
TV show
Story: After arriving in Washington in 1861 after his election, Abraham Lincoln struggles with personal and political problems during his Presidency. Originally titled "Lincoln", the name of this miniseries was changed to "Gore Vidal's ...
Style: captivating, talky, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: politics, assassination, american civil war, abraham lincoln, ambition, state affairs, idealism, couple relations, human spirit, hopes, head of state, white house ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, year 1865
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
ZOS: Zone of Separation (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada
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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, serious, realistic, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: military, un, military life, peaceful mission, rivalry, society, deadly, life is a bitch, war, religions or cults, anti war, violence spree ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, former yugoslavia
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43%
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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: disturbing, captivating, serious, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: courtroom, holocaust, war crime, execution, psychologist, courtroom drama, legal, judge, fighting the system, uncover truth, leadership, rebellion ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: europe, france, england, germany
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43%
The Children of Arbat Street (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 705 min.
TV show
Story: Children of the Arbat is a 16-part television serial based on the Children of the Arbat trilogy by Anatoly Rybakov. It aired on the Channel One network in Russia in 2004. The series closely follows the plot of Rybakov's trilogy. Set in the ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, captivating, sad, suspenseful ...
Plot: stalinism, love, josef stalin, wartime life, army, family drama, everyday life, russian, soldier, love and romance, family relations, society ...
Time: 1930s
Place: ussr, moscow russia, soviet union
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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
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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
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39%
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Home Fires (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The story of a group of inspirational women in a rural Cheshire community with the shadow of World War II casting a dark cloud over their lives. As the conflict takes hold and separates the women from their husbands, fathers, sons and brothers, the ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, psychological, touching
Plot: strong female presence, village, world war two, wartime life, society, life is a bitch, social relations, friends, female protagonist, village life, british, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 30s, 40s, 1930s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: world war one, racism, american civil war, political unrest, culture clash, interracial relations, world war two, family relations, misfit, hopes, state affairs, bittersweet ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1910s, 1880s, 1960s ...
Place: africa, usa, alabama, tennessee
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38%
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World War II: When Lions Roared (1994)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 194 min.
TV show
Story: Based upon the actual cables between Washington, London and Moscow during the Second World War, this TV-movie examines the relationship between the leaders of these countries throughout the conflict. Franklin D. Roosevelt (John Lithgow), Winston ...
Style: disturbing, clever, sincere, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: world war two, josef stalin, leadership, heroes, ambition, war, politics, head of state, against humanity, military, state affairs, orphan ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: europe, germany, usa, ussr, soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Our Century (2019)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Style: disturbing, uplifting, suspenseful, sentimental, sad ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: mother daughter relationship, teenage girl, women in society, boy, daughter, orphan, youth, world war two, little boy, loneliness, wisdom of life, relationships ...
Time: post world war one, 20th century, 1920s, 70s, 50s ...
Place: poland
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The Seekers (1979)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: The sons and grandchildren of Philip Kent make a life for themselves in America.
Plot: publishing house, family relations, sibling, american revolution, dysfunctional family
Time: 18th century
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36%
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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, serious, realistic, intellectual, exciting ...
Plot: soldier, napoleonic wars, parents and children, fall in love, social differences, war, military, life is a bitch, family life, rich and poor, siblings relations, political unrest ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
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The Looming Tower (2018)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 492 min.
TV show
Story: Tracing the rising threat of Osama bin Laden and Al-Qaeda, it takes a controversial look at how the rivalry between the CIA and FBI inadvertently might have set the stage for the tragedy of 9/11 and the war in Iraq.
Style: rough, based on true events, suspense, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Plot: cia, terrorism, fbi, war on terror, terrorist, counter terrorism, special agents, agent, terrorist plot, fbi agent, showdown, war ...
Time: september 11 2001
Place: usa
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34%
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Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 130 min.
TV show
Story: A unique slant, profiling the life of Adolf Hitler as a child and his rise through the ranks of the National German Workers' Party prior to World War II.
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: hitler, racism, nazism, fascism, against humanity, political unrest, world war two, dictatorship, historical character, german, society, leadership ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 30s ...
Place: germany, europe, austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: touching, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: slavery, half sister, slave auction, plantation, imperialism, marriage, first love, rebelliousness, rebellion, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean, latin america
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33%
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Occupation (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
TV show
Story: Three ex-servicemen return to Basra, each for a different reason.
Style: suspenseful, touching, serious, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: iraq war, military life, military, soldier, life is a bitch, danger, society, selflessness, war veteran, culture clash, war, gulf war ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: iraq, middle east, dubai, manchester england, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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 ⇓
32%
We Are the Wave (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: A mysterious classmate leads four idealistic teens in a revolt against a rising tide of nationalistic fervor, but their movement takes a dark turn.
Style: captivating, psychological
Plot: propaganda, teenager, social outcast, outcast, social problems, rebelliousness, fighting the system, teenage life, social relations, white trash, social misfits, society ...
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32%
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 ⇓
31%
Heimat: A Chronicle of Germany (1984)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 924 min.
TV show
Story: This epic tale of a family and their rural life in a small German village is told against the changing backdrop of a country's turbulent history from 1919 to 1982. From the aftermath of the First World War, economic hardship, the rise and fall ...
Style: epic, sentimental, sincere, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: village, world war one, world war two, family relations, small town, wartime life, family life, village life, siblings relations, parents and children, small town life, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1930s, 1920s, 1960s ...
Place: germany, europe
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