Movies Like Brother John (1971)

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A Raisin in the Sun (2008)

Starring: Sean 'Diddy' Combs, Sanaa Lathan, Audra McDonald, Phylicia Rashad
Duration: 2h 11mins
Genres: Drama

Set in 1959, the story focuses on the Youngers, an African American family living on Chicago's South Side.
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Heart of Dixie (1989)

Starring: Ally Sheedy, Virginia Madsen, Phoebe Cates, Treat Williams
Duration: 1h 35mins
Genres: Drama

Three sorority women at a 1957 Alabama college face the experience and difficulties of ethnic strife and integration.
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The Help (2011)

Starring: Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Bryce Dallas Howard
Duration: 2h 26mins
Genres: Drama

The Help is a 2011 period drama film written and directed by Tate Taylor and based on Kathryn Stockett's 2009 novel of the same name.
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Boycott (2001)

Starring: Jeffrey Wright, Terrence Howard, CCH Pounder, Carmen Ejogo
Duration: 1h 58mins
Genres: Drama

Boycott is a 2001 American made-for-television biographical drama film directed by Clark Johnson, and starring Jeffrey Wright as Martin Luther King Jr.
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Freedom Song (2000)

Starring: Danny Glover, Vicellous Shannon, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Loretta Devine
Duration: 1h 52mins
Genres: Drama

Freedom Song is told in flashbacks from the perspective of Owen Walker, a high school student in the fictional town of Quinlan, Mississippi in the early 1960s.
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Mandela and De Klerk (1997)

Starring: Sidney Poitier, Michael Caine, Tina Lifford, Gerry Maritz
Duration: 1h 54mins
Genres: Drama

Mandela and de Klerk is a 1997 made-for-television drama film written by Richard Wesley and directed by Joseph Sargent. The film stars Sidney Poitier and Michael Caine.
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The Klansman (1974)

Starring: Lee Marvin, Richard Burton, Cameron Mitchell, O.J. Simpson
Duration: 1h 52mins
Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller

In a small town in the South, Sheriff Track Bascomb breaks up a crowd of black and white men molesting a black woman.
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Harlan County War (2000)

Genres: Drama

A Kentucky woman whose mine-worker husband is nearly killed in a cave-in, and whose father is slowly dying of black lung, joins the picket lines for a long, violent strike.
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Blood Done Sign My Name (2010)

Starring: Emily Alyn Lind, Michael Rooker, Natalie Alyn Lind, Lela Rochon
Duration: 2h 8mins
Genres: Drama

In Oxford, North Carolina, the county seat of a tobacco district, a black Vietnam-era veteran is beaten in 1970 by three white men, and shot dead by one of them.
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Shadrach (1998)

Starring: Martin Sheen, John Franklin Sawyer, Scott Terra, Ginnie Randall
Duration: 1h 28mins
Genres: Drama

Before the Civil War, the Dabney family of Virginia sold their slave, Shadrach (John Franklin Sawyer), to plantation owners in Alabama, separating him from his family.
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A Gathering of Old Men (1987)

Starring: Louis Gossett Jr., Richard Widmark, Holly Hunter, Joe Seneca
Duration: 1h 31mins
Genres: Drama

A bigoted white farmer is shot in self-defense on a Louisiana sugarcane plantation. A group of old black men come forward en masse to take responsibility for the killing.
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As Summers Die (1986)

Starring: Scott Glenn, Jamie Lee Curtis, Bette Davis, John Randolph
Duration: 1h 27mins
Genres: Drama

Lawyer Willie Croft (Glenn) is indifferent, letting his practice run itself, when the town's richest family begins a determined effort to obtain the farm of an old black woman, Elvira Backus (Richards).
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Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored (1995)

Starring: Al Freeman Jr., Phylicia Rashad, Leon, Paula Kelly
Duration: 1h 55mins
Genres: Drama, Romance

The film takes place in Glen Allan, Mississippi, during the mid-20th century.
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Constellation (2005)

Starring: Gabrielle Union, Billy Dee Williams, Zoe Saldana, Daniel Bess
Duration: 1h 36mins
Genres: Drama

Returning to Huntsville, Alabama—a town that once held back their opportunities but now glistens as a modern, technology-based city—the Boxer family and its extended members discover in the memory of a loved one what binds them together.
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Yelling to the Sky (2011)

Starring: Zoë Kravitz, Tim Blake Nelson, Jason Clarke, Sonequa Martin-Green
Duration: 1h 34mins
Genres: Drama

The film starts out with quiet, studious, high schooler, Sweetness O'Hara riding her bike with a friend down the street, when neighborhood bully Latonya, her boyfriend, and friends begins picking on her.
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Mary (2005)

Starring: Juliette Binoche, Forest Whitaker, Matthew Modine, Heather Graham
Duration: 1h 23mins
Genres: Drama, Thriller

Mary is a 2005 drama thriller film, written and directed by American director Abel Ferrara.
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The Rosa Parks Story (2002)

Starring: Angela Bassett, Peter Francis James, Tonea Stewart, Von Coulter
Duration: 1h 37mins
Genres: Biography, Drama

The Rosa Parks Story is a 2002 American television movie written by Paris Qualles and directed by Julie Dash.
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Nightjohn (1996)

Genres: Drama

Nightjohn is a 1996 American television film directed by Charles Burnett.
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Green Dragon (2001)

Starring: Patrick Swayze, Forest Whitaker, Duong Don, Hiep Thi Le
Duration: 1h 55mins
Genres: Drama

The film follows the experience of Vietnamese refugees in the United States immediately following the Fall of Saigon at the end of the Vietnam War.
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Overcomer (2019)

Starring: Alex Kendrick, Priscilla C. Shirer, Cameron Arnett, Shari Rigby
Duration: 1h 59mins
Genres: Drama, Family, Sport

John Harrison (Alex Kendrick) is a basketball coach at a high school.
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