10 best movies like The Help (2011)

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Movies similar to The Help (2011): A Time to Kill, Django Unchained, The Butler, Freedom Writers, To Kill a Mockingbird, Gone with the Wind, Precious, Mona Lisa Smile, 12 Years a Slave, The Blind Side.

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A Time to Kill (1996)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 7.5)
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:30

A young lawyer defends a black man accused of murdering two men who raped his 10-year-old daughter, sparking a rebirth of the KKK.

Django Unchained (2012)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 8.4)
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, western
CountryUSA
Duration02:45
CharactersLifeguards, Hunters
PlotRevenge, Slavery, Love, Fight, The escape, Skirmishes
PlaceUSA, Mansions, Wild West
StyleWorth watching

With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.

The Butler (2013)
Mark9.8 (imdb: 7.2)
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:12
CharactersPresidential

A look at the life of Cecil Gaines who served eight presidents as the White House's head butler from 1952 to 1986, and had a unique front-row seat as political and racial history was made.

Freedom Writers (2007)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 7.5)
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryGermany, USA
Duration02:03

A young teacher inspires her class of at-risk students to learn tolerance, apply themselves, and pursue education beyond high school.

To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Mark9
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:09
PlaceCourt

Scout Finch, 6, and her older brother Jem live in sleepy Maycomb, Alabama, spending much of their time with their friend Dill and spying on their reclusive and mysterious neighbor, Boo Radley. When Atticus, their widowed father and a respected lawyer, defends a black man named Tom Robinson against fabricated rape charges, the trial and tangent events expose the children to evils of racism and stereotyping.

Gone with the Wind (1939)
Mark9.4
Genremelodrama, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration03:42

An American classic in which a manipulative woman and a roguish man carry on a turbulent love affair in the American south during the Civil War and Reconstruction.

Precious (2009)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 7.3)
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:50

Set in Harlem in 1987, Claireece "Precious" Jones is a 16-year-old African American girl born into a life no one would want. She's pregnant for the second time by her absent father; at home, she must wait hand and foot on her mother, an angry woman who abuses her emotionally and physically. School is chaotic and Precious has reached the ninth grade with good marks and a secret--she can't read.

Mona Lisa Smile (2003)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 6.5)
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:57
PlaceCollege
StyleTo cry

The story of Katherine Ann Watson, a feminist teacher who studied at UCLA graduate school and in 1953 left her boyfriend behind in Los Angeles, California to teach at Wellesley College, a conservative women's private liberal arts college in Massachusetts, United States.

12 Years a Slave (2013)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 8.1)
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:13
CharactersFamily, Musicians
PlotAbduction, Slavery, Love, Death, Freedom
PlaceUSA, New York

In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty as well as unexpected kindnesses Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist will forever alter his life.

The Blind Side (2009)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 7.6)
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:09
CharactersLosers
StyleTouching

Oversized African-American, Michael Oher, the teen from across the tracks and a broken home, has nowhere to sleep at age 16. Taken in by an affluent Memphis couple, Michael embarks on a remarkable rise to play for the NFL.

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Hidden Figures (2016)
Mark9.8 (imdb: 7.8)
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:32
PlaceSpace

The untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – brilliant African-American women working at NASA and serving as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history – the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.

The Secret Life of Bees (2008)
Mark8 (imdb: 7.3)
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:50
CharactersTeens
StyleSoulful

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 friend, to a South Carolina town that holds the secret to her mother's past.

The Color Purple (1985)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 7.8)
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:34

An epic tale spanning forty years in the life of Celie, an African-American woman living in the South who survives incredible abuse and bigotry. After Celie's abusive father marries her off to the equally debasing "Mister" Albert Johnson, things go from bad to worse, leaving Celie to find companionship anywhere she can. She perseveres, holding on to her dream of one day being reunited with her sister in Africa. Based on the novel by Alice Walker.

Secret Window (2004)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrethriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersWriters
PlotSplit personality, Mystery, Mystery, Investigation, Divorce
StyleUnexpected ending

Mort Rainey, a writer just emerging from a painful divorce with his ex-wife, is stalked at his remote lake house by a psychotic stranger and would-be scribe who claims Rainey swiped his best story idea. But as Rainey endeavors to prove his innocence, he begins to question his own sanity.

Erin Brockovich (2000)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.3)
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:06
CharactersSingle mothers

A twice-divorced mother of three who sees an injustice, takes on the bad guy and wins -- with a little help from her push-up bra. Erin goes to work for an attorney and comes across medical records describing illnesses clustered in one nearby town. She starts investigating and soon exposes a monumental cover-up.

Angel (2007)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 5.8)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Belgium, France
Duration02:08
CharactersWriters
PlaceEngland

Edwardian England. A precocious girl from a poor background with aspirations to being a novelist finds herself swept to fame and fortune when her tasteless romances hit the best seller lists. Her life changes in unexpected ways when she encounters an aristocratic brother and sister, both of whom have cultural ambitions, and both of whom fall in love with her.

Crash (2005)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 7.8)
Genredrama
CountryGermany, USA
Duration01:48
CharactersPolice
PlotCars
StyleGloomy

Los Angeles citizens with vastly separate lives collide in interweaving stories of race, loss and redemption.

Far from Heaven (2002)
Mark3.6 (imdb: 7.4)
Genredrama
CountryUSA, France
Duration01:47
CharactersGardeners

In 1950s Connecticut, a housewife faces a marital crisis and mounting racial tensions in the outside world.

Mississippi Burning (1988)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.8)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:08
CharactersSheriffs

Two FBI agents investigating the murder of civil rights workers during the 60s seek to breach the conspiracy of silence in a small Southern town where segregation divides black and white. The younger agent trained in FBI school runs up against the small town ways of his, former Sheriff, partner.

Escape from Alcatraz (1979)
Mark7.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:52
CharactersPrisoner, Partners
PlotPrison Break, The escape
PlacePrison, Islands
StyleTense

Escape from Alcatraz tells the story of the only three men ever to escape from the infamous maximum security prison at Alcatraz. In 29 years, the seemingly impenetrable federal penitentiary, which housed Al Capone and "Birdman" Robert Stroud, was only broken once - by three men never heard of again.

42 (2013)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 7.5)
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:08

The powerful story of Jackie Robinson, the legendary baseball player who broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier when he joined the roster of the Brooklyn Dodgers. The film follows the innovative Dodgers’ general manager Branch Rickey, the MLB executive who first signed Robinson to the minors and then helped to bring him up to the show.

One Day (2011)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 7)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:43
PlotLove, Wedding

A romantic comedy centered on Dexter and Emma, who first meet during their graduation in 1988 and proceed to keep in touch regularly. The film follows what they do on July 15 annually, usually doing something together.

Detroit (2017)
Mark5.8 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:35
PlotOn real events, Death

A police raid in Detroit in 1967 results in one of the largest citizens' uprisings in the history of the United States.

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