Movies like And the Children Shall Lead

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And the Children Shall Lead (1985)
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And the Children Shall Lead (1985)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 58 min.
Story: Mississippi in the early '60s is the setting for this story of a 12-year-old African-American girl who, along with her white friends, tries to ease increasing racial tensions.
Style: cult film
Plot: white supremacy, civil rights, racial tension, family, bullying, social injustice, friendship, family relations, children, church, racism, sister sister relationship, african american, interracial relations, best friend, segregation, sheriff, girl, father daughter relationship, little girl, mother daughter relationship, racial segregation, friend, bathroom, beating ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: mississippi, mississippi river

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Most similar movies to And the Children Shall Lead

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, feel good and sentimental films with plots about family relations, friendship, family, friends, youth, interracial relations and society mostly in Drama, Family and History genres. Some movies like And the Children Shall Lead: Freedom Song (2000), When I Find the Ocean (2006), The Help (2011), The Sweetest Gift (1998), Christmas in Canaan (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: sincere, thought provoking, captivating, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: racism, fighting the system, interracial relations, rebellion, life is a bitch, teenage life, parents and children, injustice, society, hopes, politics, americana ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
When I Find the Ocean (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A little girl leaves home with her pet dog and rabbit to escape abuse and find the ocean in the hopes of feeling closer to her father who has passed away.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: civil rights, dog, friendship, estrangement, youth, hopes, pets, family life, wilderness, child's point of view, family relations, mother ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 8.0
 430K
The Help (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Aibileen Clark is a middle-aged African-American maid who has spent her life raising white children and has recently lost her only son; Minny Jackson is an African-American maid who has often offended her employers despite her family's ...
Style: touching, uplifting, thought provoking, emotional, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: racism, friendship, maid, master and servant, discrimination, civil rights, storytelling, interracial relations, social relations, hopes, racial issues, writers ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1963
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, southern usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
The Sweetest Gift (1998)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two neighboring families in Florida, one black and one white, struggle with the problems of race, poverty, prejudice, and absent fathers, as their children become friends over the course of one summer and fall.
Style: touching, feel good, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, interracial relations, friendship, family, racism, discrimination, youth, society, life is a bitch, injustice, friends, black family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A fourth grader and her friends deal with bullying from a more popular girl in their class.
Style: semi serious, feel good, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, youth, family relations, family life, school, family, brother sister relationship, female protagonist, father daughter relationship, teacher student relationship, mother daughter relationship, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Christmas in Canaan (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Set in the 1960s, Christmas in Canaan is a drama about a black family and a white family that learn to love each other out of their Christian beliefs.
Style: atmospheric, light, captivating, sentimental
Plot: christmas, racial prejudice, family relations, childhood, african american, father son relationship, farm, friendship, love, society, rivalry, christmas movie ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: texas, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Secret Life of Bees (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Set in South Carolina in 1964, this is the tale of Lily Owens a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother. To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father, Lily flees with Rosaleen, her caregiver and only ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, emotional, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: civil rights, racism, friendship, teenage life, interracial relations, haunted by the past, family relations, african american, teaching the ways of the world, social differences, society, blacks and whites ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1964, 1960s
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Spencer's Mountain (1963)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Clay Spencer is a hard-working man who loves his wife and large family. He is respected by his neighbors and always ready to give them a helping hand. Although not a churchgoer, he even helps a newly arrived local minister regain his flock after he ...
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, feel good, emotional ...
Plot: mountain, family relations, family, family life, family problems, couples, family gatherings, americana, family in crisis, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 60s
Place: wyoming, tokyo, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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The Watsons Go to Birmingham (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family, History
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In the Summer of 1963, Flint, Michigan is home to the Watsons, a close knit family. When 15 year-old Byron’s antics go over the top, his parents realize enough is enough and they decide the family needs a dose of Grandma Sands' no nonsense ...
Style: captivating, realistic, sincere, humorous, semi serious
Plot: family relations, road trip, civil rights, americana, social differences, family gatherings, injustice, society, african american, on the road, family life, family ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: alabama, usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.9
 427
Summer's End (1999)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: 12-year-old boy and his older brother have just lost their dad. At their summer cottage, the younger boy befriends a black doctor who has to deal with local prejudice and racism.
Style: touching, sincere, atmospheric, realistic, serious
Plot: interracial relations, friendship, racism, small town, society, hopes, youth, family problems, family relations, friends, social relations, small town life ...
Time: 90s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The World of Us (2016)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: South Korea
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An outcast's relationship with her new summer friend is put to the test when the school year begins.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, children, father and daughter, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, little girl, school, childhood, bullying, alcoholic father, mother and daughter, hopes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.5
 129
Lily in Winter (1994)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lily Covington, a Manhattan housekeeper, embarks on a trip to the rural Alabama town of her youth. To Lily's surprise, her employer's nine-year-old son Michael stows away for the ride. Together, Lily and Michael realize just how alike and ...
Style: realistic, uplifting, touching, feel good, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, interracial relations, crimes, society, on the run, switching roles, missing person, kidnapping, racism, bittersweet, nanny, interracial friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: alabama, new york, usa, southern usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Murder in Mississippi (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1964, members of the Ku Klux Klan murdered three Civil Rights workers who had traveled to the South to encourage African-American voter registration. Examines the last three weeks in the lives of the slain activists.
Plot: murder, civil rights, deep south, civil rights movement, racial prejudice, racism, racial violence, racial tension, husband wife relationship, domestic terrorism, interracial relations, hate crime ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: southern usa, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.6
 4K
Sounder (1972)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The Morgans, a loving and strong family of Black sharecroppers in Louisiana in 1933, face a serious family crisis when the husband and father, Nathan Lee Morgan, is convicted of a petty crime and sent to a prison camp. After some weeks or months, ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, sentimental, uplifting ...
Plot: family relations, coming of age, prison, dog, interracial relations, racism, school, against the odds, prisoner of war camp, great depression, bittersweet, rich and poor ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 70s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
We Can Be Heroes! (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Two kids - about 11 years old - Marcello and Fatima, meet and like each other very much. Both have dreams and problems. Marcello wants to fly but feels like an absolutely useless human being, Fatima wants to play soccer - which is not acceptable for ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, contemplative, captivating
Plot: friendship, friends, family relations, youth, family, parents and children, children, strong female character, hopes, soccer, bullying, strong female lead ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.5
 408
Rascal (1969)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A comedy filled with tenderness as a baby raccoon snuggles his way into the life of a lonely boy. He becomes the boy's only companion during his father's frequent absences. Because of Rascal, both father and son realize their ...
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, feel good, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: family relations, child as adult, school, parents and children, fish out of water, adoption, family life, friendship, animal life, friends, disorder, child in peril ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 8.0
 143K
Wonder (2017)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Hong Kong, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The story of August Pullman – a boy with facial differences – who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.
Style: uplifting, inspirational, sincere, thought provoking, touching
Plot: middle school, bullying, school, happy ending, friendship, father son relationship, family, mask, family relations, deformity, child, hospital ...
Place: coney island brooklyn new york city, new york, pennsylvania, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.8
 544
Mermaid (2000)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Four year old Desi learns to accept the death of her father by sending him a letter on a balloon to which she receives a reply. Based on a true story.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, emotional, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: young heroes, family problems, friendship, parents and children, bittersweet, single parent, hopes, family, death in the family, child's point of view, mother daughter relationship, widow ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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The Color of Friendship (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Mahree Bok lives on a farm in South Africa. Her father is a policeman who cannot hide his joy when activist Steve Biko is caught by the South African authorities. Piper Dellums is the daughter of a US congressman from California and who lives in a ...
Style: semi serious, touching, contemplative, melancholic, humorous ...
Plot: racism, friendship, culture clash, interracial relations, family relations, parents and children, teenage love, family problems, injustice, youth, family, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1977, year 1968
Place: usa, california, south africa, africa, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
An American Girl Holiday (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Kindhearted Samantha Parkington's world starts to change the day Nellie O'Malley walks into her life. Nellie, her father, and her two little sisters have moved in next door to be servants for the Ryland family. Though they come from ...
Style: touching, feel good, sweet, inspirational, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: family relations, friendship, young heroes, orphan, rich and poor, teenage life, master and servant, family, uncle niece relationship, best friends, society, friends ...
Time: 1900s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story of an old Jewish widow named Daisy Werthan and her relationship with her colored chauffeur Hoke. From an initial mere work relationship grew in 25 years a strong friendship between the two very different characters in a time when those ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, witty, intense, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: golden years, elderly, master and servant, racial slur, civil rights, interracial relations, friendship, self discovery, chauffeur, african american, prejudice, social differences ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 1940s, 60s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, georgia, atlanta, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Where the Red Fern Grows (1974)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Where the Red Fern Grows is the heartwarming and adventurous tale for all ages about a young boy and his quest for his own red-bone hound hunting dogs.
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: friendship, countryside, coming of age, family relations, contests and competitions, orphan, family, animal life, friends, parents and children, adventure, youth ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Isabelle Dances Into the Spotlight (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Isabelle is an inspired dancer, but when her sister and a classmate make her doubt herself, she's motivated by a ballerina to find her own way to shine. Stars Erin Pitt & Grace Davidson.
Style: semi serious, feel good, sentimental, humorous, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: ballet, follow your dream, dancer's life, friendship, dance school, family relations, family, youth, artists and showbiz, siblings relations, school, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 6.6
 415
Hope (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of a town's secret, a family's crisis, and a young girl's struggle to reveal the truth.
Plot: school, racist, wheelchair, sister sister relationship, mother daughter relationship, teacher, segregation, bigotry, small town, nuclear threat, interracial friendship, coming of age ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.1
 273
Lantern Hill (1989)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In 1935 Toronto, Jane Stuart's mother has taken ill, and the two of them have temporarily moved in with her rich, snobbish grandmother, where Jane is verbally abused and her mother bullied. Jane is forced into a private academy, in which the ...
Plot: supernatural, cousin cousin relationship, uniform, sweater, aunt niece relationship, school teacher, deathbed, long lost daughter, little girl, secret, school, grandmother ...
Time: 1930s, year 1935
Place: nova scotia, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.5
 1K
Alabama Moon (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After the unexpected death of his survivalist father, an eleven year old boy raised in the Alabama wilderness must learn how to make a home in the modern world.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, exciting, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: wilderness, friendship, best friend, family, orphan, life turned upside down, father son relationship, boarding school life, survival, adventurer, boy, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Biscuit Eater (1972)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nothing warms the heart like the story of a boy and his dog. Lonnie (Johnny Whitaker) and Text (George Spell) are two friends determined, against all odds, to turn a misfit hound into a hero. Tennessee farmer and dog trainer Harve McNeil (Earl ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, interracial relations, family relations, dog, boy and dog, countryside, young heroes, heroes, mischievous children, pets, ambition, contests and competitions ...
Time: 70s
Place: tennessee, georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
A Dog of Flanders (1999)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Poor but happy, young Nello and his grandfather live alone, delivering milk as a livelihood, in the outskirts of Antwerp, a city in Flanders (the Flemish or Dutch-speaking part of modern-day Belgium). They discover a beaten dog (a Bouvier, a large ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, tear jerker ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: family relations, family, parents and children, friendship, countryside, family life, performer's life, ambition, contests and competitions, orphan, nanny, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1930s, 70s
Place: flanders, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
A Walton Thanksgiving Reunion (1993)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The fourth Waltons reunion TV movie is set in the 1960s , with John-Boy still living in New York, trying to persuade his fiancée to marry him. Meanwhile, Ben and Cindy's daughter Virginia has died, and Cindy is finding life very lonely without ...
Plot: thanksgiving, kennedy assassination, family, family reunited
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: virginia, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Christmas for a Dollar (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: America is in the midst of the Depression, and the Kamp family is struggling to get by, especially after Mrs. Kamp's untimely death. Now little Ruthie, with her mother gone and her father overwhelmed by doctor bills resulting from her ...
Style: touching, disturbing, feel good, sincere
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, family, christmas, father son relationship, father daughter relationship, love, poor family, poverty, siblings, horse, gift, family values ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%