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Bopha! (1993)
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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 movement, he finds himself torn between his family (including long-suffering wife Alfre Woodard) and what he believes is his duty.
Style: thought provoking, uplifting, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: racism, family relations, fighting the system, parents and children, injustice, life is a bitch, family life, rebellion, human spirit, discrimination, moral dilemma, family problems, society, political unrest, rebelliousness, idealism, apartheid, father son relationship, protest, police officer
Time: 80s
Place: africa, south africa

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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, fighting the system, injustice, racism and rebellion mostly in Drama, Biography and Musical genres. Some movies like Bopha!: Mandela and de Klerk (1997), Freedom Song (2000), The Exonerated (2005), Sarafina! (1992), A World Apart (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Mandela and de Klerk (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Sidney Poitier and Michael Caine both received Emmy nominations for their performances in this made-for-TV movie. The plot follows Nelson Mandela's 27-year struggle to end apartheid.
Style: emotional, disturbing, sincere, contemplative, thought provoking ...
Plot: prison, racism, apartheid, discrimination, hopes, congress, injustice, righting the wronged, political unrest, false accusation, state affairs, society ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 70s
Place: south africa, africa
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95%
 7.3
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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
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90%
 6.4
 413
The Exonerated (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Six people tell their stories on a single subject - how they got wrongfully convicted to death penalty, but later got exonerated.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful, based on true events
Plot: false accusation, racism, fighting the system, injustice, human spirit, courtroom drama, rebellion, society, confined, life is a bitch, deadly, legal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.4
 2K
Sarafina! (1992)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: South Africa, UK, France, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The plot centers on students involved in the Soweto Riots, in opposition to the implementation of Afrikaans as the language of instruction in schools. The stage version presents a school uprising similar to the Soweto uprising on June 16, 1976. A ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, emotional, touching, captivating ...
Plot: apartheid, dedicated educator, racism, high school, show tunes, injustice, discrimination, fighting the system, politics, political unrest, power relations, state affairs ...
Time: 90s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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, ...
Style: bleak, emotional, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Plot: political unrest, interracial relations, family relations, injustice, pursuit, mother daughter relationship, johannesburg south africa, apartheid, life is a bitch, journalism, social relations, family problems ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1963
Place: south africa, africa
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72%
Angus Buchan's Ordinary People (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The plot follows the individual journeys of three ordinary South African men in the build up to their attendance of the 2010 Mighty Men Conference, where their lives are forever changed by God's message for them.
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, emotional, christian film
Plot: self discovery, human spirit, redemption, hopes, society, family problems, friendship, down on your luck, life is a bitch, guru, religions or cults, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Kitchen Toto (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The son of a priest slain by the Mau Mau moves in with a police officer and his wife in 1950 Kenya.
Style: sincere, disturbing, biting, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: racism, social differences, family life, domestic disturbance, politics, political unrest, discrimination, interracial relations, moral dilemma, culture clash, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: kenya, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: emotional, sincere, sentimental, touching, serious ...
Plot: racism, family relations, discrimination, injustice, couple relations, parents and children, social differences, rich and poor, follow your dream, single parent, interracial relations, racial discrimination ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Spinning Into Butter (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A hate crime on the campus of a New England college puts the school's dean (Parker) in a position where she has to examine her own feelings about race and prejudice, while maintaining her administration's politically correct policies.
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: college, racism, society, journalism, fighting the system, investigation, rebellion, african american, discrimination, graphic violence, profanity, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vermont, new england, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.4
 269
Black August (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The last 14 months of George Jackson's life was an existence under subjective and objective conditions in California's industrial prison complex. George Jackson would spend 11 years in jail (7 of which were in solitary confinement) for a ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: prison, racism, solitary, prison life, rebellion, fighting the system, confined, against the rules, rebelliousness, price of justice, society, life is a bitch ...
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, couples, realism, injustice, life is a bitch, society, couple relations, parents and children, factory, working class, class struggle, labor union
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
In the Custody of Strangers (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A teenage delinquent who goes on a drunken joyride is left in jail overnight by his parents in the hope that he might learn a lesson from it. But events follow which result in the boy spending far longer behind bars than anyone had foreseen.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: self defense, alcohol abuse, prison, prison life, confined, society, youth, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, crimes, injustice, family problems ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Rosa Parks Story (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The story of the civil rights heroine whose refusal to obey racial bus segregation was just one of her acts in her fight for justice.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, uplifting, serious, emotional
Plot: fighting the system, civil disobedience, rebellion, social differences, human spirit, discrimination, racism, injustice, legal, society, life is a bitch, social activism ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.4
 277
David's Mother (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Sally Goodson has been raising her autistic son David alone since her husband left many years ago. Now a social worker discovers that Sally has been dodging 'The System' to keep her son with her, instead of putting him in an institution. ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: family relations, youth, society, single parent, legal action, disability, rebellion, fighting the system, misfit, parents and children, human nature, obstacle ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.9
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Walkout (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Walkout is the true story of a young Mexican American high school teacher, Sal Castro. He mentors a group of students in East Los Angeles, when the students decide to stage a peaceful walkout to protest the injustices of the public school system. ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, sincere, thought provoking
Plot: discrimination, society, rebellion, politics, righting the wronged, teachers and students, lifestyle, fighting the system, dedicated educator, rebelliousness, high school life, racism ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.0
 159
White Water (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: White Water is the story of a 7 year-old black kid in segregated 1963 Opelika, Alabama who becomes obsessed with the desire to taste the water from the "white's only" drinking fountain and sets out on a quest to do the unthinkable: ...
Style: touching, sentimental, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: young heroes, missing child, racism, obsession, youth, discrimination, danger, family problems, parents and children, interracial relations, life is a bitch, family relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Sky Is Gray (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Drama - From Ernest J. Gaines, author of "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman," comes a deceptively simple, yet emotionally complex tale of a young boy's discovery of what it's like to be black in Louisiana during the ...
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, uplifting, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, life is a bitch, society, family relations, injustice, bittersweet, parents and children, interracial relations, dentist, toothache, segregation, poverty ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.7
 331
Foxfire (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Annie Nations and her husband Hector loved their life together in the Blue Ridge Mountains, but when Hector dies, Annie has to decide if she can handle the wilderness on her own.
Style: touching, feel good, emotional, uplifting, realistic
Plot: mountain, parents and children, couple relations, family life, human spirit, couples, family relations, golden years, elderly, hopes, ghost, land developer ...
Time: 80s
Place: appalachia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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A Gathering of Old Men (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A regular day in a Louisiana sugarcane plantation changes course when a local white farmer is shot in self defense. A group of old, black men takes a courageous step by coming forward en masse to take responsibility for the killing of a white ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: racism, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer, fighting the system, golden years, false accusation, friendship, interracial relations, discrimination, americana, crimes, legal ...
Time: 80s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Little Girl Lost (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: This heart-wrenching story inspired by real events depicts the trials of the Brady family, who are trying desperately to adopt a helpless little girl they took in when she was in a foster care program. Clara and Tim Brady are in for the fight of ...
Style: contemplative, bleak, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, adoption, fighting the system, life is a bitch, society, foster home, custody battle, child abuse, eyeglasses, female doctor, stethoscope, doctor ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.7
 357
Nightjohn (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Charles Burnett directs this movie about John, a man of many talents, including one forbidden skill: he can read. When he teaches a young slave girl named Sarny to read and write, she learns an unforgettable lesson about the power of words and the ...
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, sentimental, uplifting ...
Plot: fighting the system, reading, literacy, teaching, plantation, slave, americana, against the odds, human spirit, society, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
A Minor Leap Down (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Nahal is around thirty and in her fourth month of pregnancy. During a routine check-up she learns that her baby has died and she now faces a curettage abortion in two days’ time. When she tries to address the subject, neither her mother nor her ...
Style: emotional, serious, thought provoking, realistic, gloomy
Plot: rebellion, estrangement, family relations, society, rebelliousness, life is a bitch, strong female presence, miscarriage, pregnancy, unfulfillment, depression, iranian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
...First Do No Harm (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When Lori Reimuller learns that her young son Robbie has epilepsy, she first trusts the judgment of the hospital staff in how best to bring it under control. As Robbie's health slides radically downhill, however, she becomes frustrated and ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, sentimental, controversial ...
Plot: family relations, hospital, rebellion, bittersweet, small town, doctors and patients, child illness, family in crisis, life is a bitch, hopes, society, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Courage (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A mother in Queens, New York, is so angered when she discovers that her son is a drug addict that she becomes an undercover agent for the DEA to clean up the drug trade in her neighborhood. Based on a true story.
Style: emotional, uplifting, realistic, serious
Plot: family relations, drug abuse, undercover, drug dealing, society, crimes, human spirit, parents and children, crime, life is a bitch, law enforcement, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Shirley Adams (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa, USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Shirley Adams spends her days caring for her disabled son, Donovan - he was shot in the back of the neck on his way home from school one afternoon over a year ago. Since then the Adams family has lost all their worldly possessions to medical bills. ...
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: disability, paralysis, single parent, hopes, life is a bitch, parents and children, human spirit, introspection, family relations, family problems, misfit, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, south africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Gandhi, My Father (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: India
Duration: 136 min.
Story: With Gandhi My Father, producer Anil Kapoor and director Feroz Abbas Khan have shed light onto Gandhi the person, rather than Gandhi the icon. Using Gandhi’s political career as a canvas, the film paints a picture of his intricate, complex, and ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: racism, tragedy, rise to the top, fighting the system, rebellion, rebelliousness, human spirit, life is a bitch, society, redemption, political unrest, parents and children ...
Time: 1940s, 1920s, 1930s, 1910s, 30s ...
Place: india, africa, south africa, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
A Private Matter (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The true story of Romper Room host "Miss Sherri" Finkbine, who, after the devastating effects of thalidomide were discovered in the early 1960s, sparked a firestorm of controversy with her determination to obtain an abortion.
Style: sincere, emotional, controversial, tense, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, pregnancy, courtroom drama, state affairs, rebellion, society, legal, doctors and patients, human spirit, couple relations, racism, against the odds ...
Time: 60s, year 1962, 1960s
Place: arizona, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Dominick and Eugene (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Dominick and Eugene are twins, but Dominick is a little bit slow due do an accident in his youth. They live together, with Dominick working as garbage man to put Eugene through medical school. Their relationship becomes strained when Eugene must ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, sincere, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: family problems, life is a bitch, misfit, family life, family relations, intern, brother brother relationship, twins, mental retardation, garbage collector, medical school, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.0
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The Beat (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A new kid moves into a tough neighborhood controlled by gangs, and tries to teach them poetry.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: gang, poetry, teenage life, fighting the system, youth, idealism, life is a bitch, rebellion, society, dedicated educator, crimes, stoners ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
To Sleep with Anger (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An enigmatic drifter from the South comes to visit an old acquaintance who now lives in South-Central LA.
Style: sentimental, clever, emotional, sincere, touching ...
Plot: uninvited guest, family relations, human nature, prodigy, best friends, opposites attract, betrayal, society, sexual relations, friendship, introspection, family in crisis ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%