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And the Band Played On (1993)
 7.8
 10K
And the Band Played On (1993)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: The story of the discovery of the AIDS epidemic and the political infighting of the scientific community hampering the early fight with it.
Style: touching, uplifting, disturbing, compassionate, talky, serious, emotional, realistic, dramatic, political ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: aids, gay, deadly virus, epidemic, terminal illness, doctor, hiv, scientist, human spirit, fighting the system, life is a bitch, injustice, society, social activist, ego clash, hopes, investigation, research, politics, gay rights, virus, manipulation, doctors, rivalry, gender ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, africa, new york, france

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Most similar movies to And the Band Played On

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about life is a bitch, hopes, society, death, terminal illness, hospital and politics mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like And the Band Played On: Philadelphia (1993), Dallas Buyers Club (2013), Yesterday (2004), Pedro (2008), Stonewall (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.7
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Philadelphia (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: No one would take his case until one man was willing to take on the system. Two competing lawyers join forces to sue a prestigious law firm for AIDS discrimination. As their unlikely friendship develops their courage overcomes the prejudice and ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, sincere, uplifting, compassionate ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, aids, gay, lawsuit, lawyer, lgbt, terminal illness, hiv, court, homosexual, prejudice, judiciary ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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100%
Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Loosely based on the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof, a drug-taking, women-loving, homophobic man who in 1986 was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and given thirty days to live.
Style: psychological, heartbreaking, sincere, thought provoking, touching ...
Plot: human spirit, aids, fighting the system, transsexual, life is a bitch, gay slur, terminal illness, death, gays and lesbians, treatment, casual sex, dying ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, year 1986, year 1985
Place: texas, usa, japan, china, dallas texas ...
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100%
 7.5
 2K
Yesterday (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After falling ill, Yesterday learns that she is HIV positive. With her husband in denial and young daughter to tend to, Yesterday's one goal is to live long enough to see her child go to school.
Style: uplifting, touching, sincere, emotional, serious ...
Plot: aids, terminal illness, village, parents and children, human spirit, kindness, family problems, injustice, society, life is a bitch, hopes, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary
Place: africa, south africa, johannesburg south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 510
Pedro (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An intimate biopic of Pedro Zamora, an HIV-positive Cuban-American, who was cast for the MTV reality show, The Real World: San Francisco, in 1994. Due to his experience on the Real World, Pedro became a celebrity and a sympathetic face of the AIDS ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, touching, non-linear ...
Plot: gay, aids, hiv, human spirit, rising to stardom, fighting the system, ambition, tv show, terminal illness, idealism, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: cuba, usa, miami, latin america, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 5.2
 4K
Stonewall (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: "Stonewall" is a drama about a young man in New York caught up during the 1969 Stonewall Riots, a pivotal event widely considered the starting point for the modern gay civil rights movement.
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, propaganda film
Plot: gay, gay bar, police corruption, discrimination, fighting the system, society, gender, gay teenager, bigotry, parent child relationship, brother sister relationship, police brutality ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969, year 1970
Place: usa, new york, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 341
My Own Country (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After obtaining his medical degree from Madras Medical College, Dr. Abraham Verghese decides to re-locate to Johnson City, Tennessee. He eventually gets married to Rajani, who is an accomplished dancer, and has a boy, Steven. Since Abraham ...
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, emotional, touching ...
Plot: pregnancy, hospital, terminal illness, family relations, aids, gays and lesbians, hopes, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, obsessive quest, legal action, gender ...
Time: 90s
Place: tennessee, usa, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
An Early Frost (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set in the mid-eighties Michael Pierson, a young gay man, is struck with AIDS in the prime of his life. He's forced to be open about the disease and his homosexuality for the first time with his co-workers (he's a successful lawyer) and ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: coming out, aids, family relations, lawyer, family problems, workplace, life is a bitch, gender, hopes, unfulfillment, terminal illness, family in crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Longtime Companion (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Longtime Companion follows the lives of a small circle of friends from the first mention of the disease in the New York Times in 1981. First referred to as "Gay-Related-Immune-Disorder," we watch the effect of the disease as it devastates ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: aids, gay, terminal illness, friendship, politics, nudity (full frontal - brief), virus, gay slur, couple relations, sexual content, lifestyle, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 7.6
 632
Buddies (1985)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Buddies is a 1985 American drama film. It is the first film to deal with the AIDS pandemic, preceding the television movie An Early Frost (also released in 1985). Directed by Arthur J. Bressan Jr., who would die of complications from AIDS two years ...
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: friendship, hospital, lgbt, aids, gay, society, buddies, gender, politics, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, year 1985
Place: manhattan new york city, washington d.c., new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Normal Heart (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The story of the onset of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City in the early 1980s, taking an unflinching look at the nation's sexual politics as gay activists and their allies in the medical community fight to expose the truth about the ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: gay, aids, gays and lesbians, terminal illness, homosexual, male homosexuality, life is a bitch, friendship, epidemic, protest, fear, prejudice ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983, year 1982, year 1981 ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, yale university, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.4
 2K
Test (2013)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: San Francisco, 1985. Two opposites attract at a modern dance company. Together, their courage and resilience are tested as they navigate a world full of risks and promise, against the backdrop of a disease no one seems to know anything about.
Style: tense, serious, atmospheric, touching, realistic ...
Plot: gay, gay relationship, gays and lesbians, dancer's life, opposites attract, friendship, artists and showbiz, terminal illness, hiv positive, gay slur, dancing, aids ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.9
 6K
The Doctor (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Jack McKee is a doctor with it all: he's successful, he's rich, and he has no problems.... until he is diagnosed with throat cancer. Now that he has seen medicine, hospitals, and doctors from a patient's perspective, he realises that ...
Style: psychological, uplifting, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: hospital, medical school, doctor, surgery, coldhearted, doctors and patients, redemption, intern, family relations, power relations, couples, bittersweet ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.8
 56K
Pride (2014)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Based on a true story, the film is set in the summer of 1984 – when Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is on strike. At the Gay Pride March in London, a group of gay and lesbian activists decides to raise ...
Style: touching, sincere, humorous, witty, realistic ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, working class, prejudice, unlikely partners, protest, gay couple, homosexuality, social decay, generosity, social relations, injustice ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984, year 1985
Place: england, europe, london, wales, united kingdom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.1
 942
Boycott (2001)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: This made-for-TV movie dramatizes the historic boycott of public buses in the 1950s, led by civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, talky
Plot: interracial relations, racism, civil rights movement, racial prejudice, protest, social activism, human spirit, discrimination, social differences, rebellion, fighting the system, courtroom drama ...
Time: 50s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
It's My Party (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A gathering of friends. A gift of love. A celebration of life.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: aids, gay, terminal illness, friendship, death, family relations, euthanasia, lgbt, love and romance, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Ghosts of Mississippi is a drama covering the final trial of the assassin, Bryon De La Beckwith, of the 60s civil rights leader Medgar Evers. It begins with the murder and the events surrounding the two initial trials which both ended in a hung ...
Style: thought provoking, talky, sincere, serious, factual ...
Plot: courtroom, racism, courtroom drama, justice, legal investigation, civil rights, legal, widow, activist, racial violence, life is a bitch, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 60s
Place: usa, mississippi, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.1
 12K
Goodbye Bafana (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, France, Belgium, South Africa, Italy, UK, Luxembourg
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The true story of a white South African racist whose life was profoundly altered by the black prisoner he guarded for twenty years. The prisoner's name was Nelson Mandela.
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Plot: apartheid, racism, prison life, interracial relations, friendship, human spirit, self discovery, rebellion, fighting the system, leadership, convict, social problems ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 70s, 20th century
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Don't Ever Wipe Tears Without Gloves (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Finland, Norway
Duration: 174 min.
TV show
Story: When Rasmus gets of the train at the Central Station in Stockholm in September 1982 he leaves the little city of Koppom behind, to never go back. Young and beautiful he throws himself out in the gay Stockholm. Benjamin is a Jehova'’s ...
Style: serious, touching, thought provoking, realistic, gloomy
Plot: aids, lgbt, gay, gays and lesbians, gay slur, hiv, terminal illness, fall in love, homosexual, society, love and romance, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: stockholm sweden, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 37K
The Crucible (1996)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The movie is centered around the Salem Massachusetts witch trials of 1692. The movie is based on the play "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller. He also wrote the screen play adaptation.
Style: talky, rough, disturbing, twists and turns, factual ...
Plot: curse, politics, witch, confession, legal action, colonial america, vengeance, witch hunt, courtroom drama, legal, society, senator ...
Time: 17th century, 90s, 50s
Place: massachusetts, usa, new england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 8.0
 11K
Wit (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A renowned professor is forced to reassess her life when she is diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer.
Style: thought provoking, emotional, sincere, intellectual, touching ...
Plot: nurse, terminal illness, cancer, hospital, dying, chemotherapy, hopes, poetry, doctor, regret, life is a bitch, fighting illness ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Plague City: SARS in Toronto (2005)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The once clean and healthy city of Toronto becomes the pariah of the western world when a deadly chain of infection lands in the city. Panic spreads as the number of SARS cases increases as there are no effective treatments.
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: public health, doctors and patients, society, politics, life is a bitch, hopes, terminal illness, plague, epidemic, medical profession, disease, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, toronto ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.5
 91K
Selma (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: "Selma," as in Alabama, the place where segregation in the South was at its worst, leading to a march that ended in violence, forcing a famous statement by President Lyndon B. Johnson that ultimately led to the signing of the Civil Rights ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, uplifting, sincere, factual ...
Plot: racism, justice, politics, righting the wronged, civil rights movement, civil rights, racial segregation, human spirit, idealism, african american, fighting the system, discrimination ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1965, year 1963, year 1964
Place: alabama, usa, boston, southern usa, birmingham alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Get on the Bus (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Get On the Bus follows several Black men on a cross country bus trip to the Million Man March. On the bus are an eclectic set of characters including a laid off aircraft worker, a former Gang Banger, a Hollywood actor, a cop who is of mixed racial ...
Style: thought provoking, uplifting, realistic, touching, serious ...
Plot: racism, bus, politics, gang, on the road, friendship, injustice, family relations, rich and poor, human nature, self discovery, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: washington d.c., los angeles, usa, california, south central los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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 ⇓
40%
 7.1
 31K
Nixon (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 192 min.
Story: An all-star cast powers this epic look at American President Richard M. Nixon, a man carrying the fate of the world on his shoulders while battling the self-destructive demands within. Spanning his troubled boyhood in California to the shocking ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, touching, sincere ...
Plot: political corruption, vietnam war, politics, government, campaign, rise and fall, usa president, historical figure, life is a bitch, presidential election, ambition, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: washington d.c., usa, china, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.3
 158K
Invictus (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Newly elected President Nelson Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa's rugby ...
Style: uplifting, inspirational, touching, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: human spirit, rugby, president, idealism, historical character, leadership, racism, apartheid, politician, sport, celebration, blacks and whites ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa, johannesburg south africa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.1
 20K
Silkwood (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: The story of Karen Silkwood, a metallurgy worker at a plutonium processing plant who was purposefully contaminated, psychologically tortured and possibly murdered to prevent her from exposing blatant worker safety violations at the plant.
Style: thought provoking, serious, disturbing, bleak, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fighting the system, radiation, research, working class, whistleblower, contamination, workplace, uncover truth, corporate crime, corporate crimes, workplace situations, plutonium ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1974, 70s
Place: oklahoma, usa, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Bang the Drum Slowly (1973)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story of a New York pro baseball team and two of its players. Henry Wiggen is the star pitcher and Bruce Pearson is the normal, everyday catcher who is far from the star player on the team and friend to all of his teammates. During the ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, sport, athlete's life, ambition, human spirit, baseball, hopes, underdog, rivalry, sport team, professional sports ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.7
 10K
The Cure (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Dexter, age 11, who has AIDS, and his next door neighbor Eric, a little older and much bigger, become best friends. Eric also becomes closer to Dexter's mother than to his own, who is neglectful and bigoted and violently forbids their ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, aids, friendship, best friends, loss of son, abusive parent, coming of age, bittersweet, friends, cure, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, minnesota, new orleans, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.7
 2K
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, thought provoking, emotional, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: spanish civil war, injustice, social decay, false accusation, woman in danger, false arrest, betrayal, society, confined, life is a bitch, dishonesty, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%