Movies like Business as Usual

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Business as Usual (1988)
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Business as Usual (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After seeing her husband fail in fighting a battle to keep his factory open, a manageress loses her job in a disagreement with the manager over sexual harassment of her staff. She accepts the advice of her father and joins his son, a left-wing organizer, and takes her plight to the union.
Style: social
Plot: salesman, sexual harassment, husband wife relationship, union, campaigning, strip search, female director
Time: 80s
Place: england, london, liverpool, northern england

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, semi serious and sincere films with plots about husband wife relationship, family relations, couples, society, family problems, youth and working class mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Business as Usual: Pressure (1976), Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971), The Return of the Soldier (1982), Those Glory Glory Days (1983), Flame in the Streets (1961). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Pressure (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A British-born younger son of an immigrant family from Trinidad finds himself adrift between two cultures.
Style: cult film
Plot: racist, job interview, racism, coming of age, social criticism
Time: 70s
Place: england, london
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95%
Praise Marx and Pass the Ammunition (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Marxist-Leninist expelled from the British Communist Party joins the Revolutionary Party of the Third World, sleeps around, and attempts to rethink his place within the revolution after the events of the 1968 May uprising in Paris.
Style: avant garde
Plot: irony, political activist, working class, political protest, class struggle, marxist, womanizer, revolutionary, storyteller, song
Time: year 1968
Place: london
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92%
Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Recently divorced career woman Alex Greville begins a romantic relationship with glamorous mod artist Bob Elkin, fully aware that he's also intimately involved with middle-aged doctor Daniel Hirsh. For both Alex and Daniel, the younger man ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, touching, sincere ...
Plot: love triangle, gay, romance, artist, youth, marijuana, bisexuality, sociologist, doctor, wealth, sexuality, divorce ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: london, europe, england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
The Return of the Soldier (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The returning soldier is amnesia victim Alan Bates, who remembers nothing of his life before suffering shell-shock--not even his long-term marriage to snooty Julie Christie. Spinsterish Ann-Margret, who has long harbored a fondness for Bates, hopes ...
Plot: shell shock, amnesia, world war one, dead children, love triangle, battlefield, doctor, husband wife relationship, army captain, socialite, dead son, family tragedy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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Those Glory Glory Days (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Girls growing up in 1960-61 London develop a passion for Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, the first British team in the 20th century to win the English league and FA Cup "double". Twenty years later, one of the girls tracks down players of ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: boarding school, sport team, social relations, best friends, youth, coming of age, gender, contests and competitions, small town life, teenage love, teenage life, obsession ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 20th century
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Flame in the Streets (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Flame in the Streets is a 1961 British drama film directed by Roy Ward Baker. Racial tensions manifest themselves at home, work and on the streets during Bonfire Night in the burgeoning West Indian community of early 1960s Britain. Trades union ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: family relations, racism, factory, interracial relations, union, couples, injustice, workplace, society, life is a bitch, rebellion, opposites attract ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Is Anybody There? (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young boy who lives in an old folks' home strikes up a friendship with a retired magician.
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, emotional, clever ...
Plot: retirement home, friendship, coming of age, reconciliation, retirement home life, golden years, youth, elderly, loneliness, child protagonist, sexual harassment, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, california, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Dealers (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The London branch of Whitney Paine, a major American investment bank, is in the midst of a crisis; after the loss of $100 million, one of their leading traders, Tony Eisner commits suicide by putting a slug through his head while seated at his place ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: bank, money, workplace situations, fall in love, workplace romance, boss and employee, power relations, couples, contests and competitions, opposites attract, workplace, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Electricity (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A woman leaves her seaside hometown to search for her long-lost brother, experiencing hallucinations brought on by her epilepsy during her trip.
Style: psychological, surreal, atmospheric, captivating, serious ...
Plot: family relations, missing person, hallucination, coastal town, female protagonist, epilepsy, brother, defiant, strong female presence, obsessive quest, british, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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All Saints (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: ALL SAINTS is based on the inspiring true story of salesman-turned-pastor Michael Spurlock (John Corbett), the tiny church he was ordered to shut down, and a group of refugees from Southeast Asia. Together, they risked everything to plant seeds for ...
Style: touching, captivating, suspenseful, suspense, exciting
Plot: refugee, pastor, salesman, church, farmer, husband wife relationship, farming, hopes, farm, garden, faith, community ...
Place: asia, southeast asia, nashville tennessee
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71%
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Moonlighting (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Polish contractor, Nowak, leads a group of workmen to London so they can provide cheap labor for a government official based there. Nowak (Irons) has to manage the project and the men as they encounter the tempations of the West and loneliness and ...
Style: bleak, realistic, thought provoking, tense, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: culture clash, injustice, power relations, disorder, polish, misfit, workplace, state affairs, society, life is a bitch, political unrest, boss and employee ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, poland, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Good Girls (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A well-to-do socialite and her husband must wrestle with the impact of Mexico's 1982 economic crisis.
Style: thought provoking, psychological, social, disturbing
Plot: husband, wealthy family, marital argument, husband wife relationship, drastic change of life, economic crisis, marriage crisis, lifestyle change, family in crisis, crumbling marriage
Time: 80s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Death of a Salesman (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Adaptation of Arthur Miller's play.
Plot: melancholy, salesman, businessman, dream, american dream, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, brother brother relationship, mishap, family relations
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Second Coming (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A married, middle-class London couple are shocked when they seem to have been blessed — or cursed — with an immaculate conception.
Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Plot: family relations, pregnancy, family life, family problems, realism, marriage, husband wife relationship, couples, baby, psychiatrist, working class, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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X, Y and Zee (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The venomous and amoral wife of a wealthy architect tries, any way she can, to break up the blossoming romance between her husband and his new mistress; a good-natured young widow who holds a dark past.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, emotional
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, adultery, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, couples, haunted by the past, romance, husband wife relationship, other woman, nudity (full frontal - brief), dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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The Homecoming (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In a dreary North London flat, the site of perpetual psychological warfare, a philosophy professor visits his family after a nine-year absence and introduces the four men - father, uncle and two brothers - to his wife.
Style: realistic, semi serious, clever, bleak
Plot: homecoming, dysfunctional family, father in law daughter in law relationship, estrangement, family problems, family relations, siblings relations, eccentric family, family life, parents and children, family in crisis, family gatherings ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Look Back in Anger (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Look Back in Anger is a love triangle involving the brilliant-but-disaffected young Jimmy Porter (Branagh), his upper-middle-class, impassive wife Alison Porter (Thompson), and her aristocratic best friend Helena Charles (Redmond). Cliff (Horan), an ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: working class, social misfits, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, unsupportive spouse, crumbling marriage, betrayal, society, social differences, family in crisis, couple relations, down on your luck ...
Time: 80s, 50s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Hedda (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Henrik Ibsen's enduring drama about a Nordic femme fatale - a neurotic, controlling, strong-willed woman who is nonetheless alluring to the males in her town. She is a solitary woman in a society held together by kinship and class. If she had ...
Style: clever, gloomy, psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: manipulation, femme fatale, family problems, couples, strong female presence, introspection, feminism, human nature, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Place: europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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In Celebration (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: In a Yorkshire mining town, three educated brothers return to their blue-collar home to celebrate the 40th wedding anniversary of their parents, but dark secrets come to the fore.
Style: talky, realistic, semi serious
Plot: family relations, family gatherings, wedding anniversary, family problems, society, artists and showbiz, gays and lesbians, gender, crumbling marriage, love and romance, unfulfillment, wedding ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Bitter Harvest (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A pretty young woman will do anything to escape her deadly dull existence in the backlots of Wales. But when she reaches the bright lights of London is the price too high?
Style: serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: village, life is a bitch, downfall, contests and competitions, ambition, moral dilemma, village life, city life, rags to riches, fashion, model, love ...
Time: 60s
Place: london, england, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Pack of Lies (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A couple learns that their friendly neighbours might be Russian spies.
Style: tense, talky, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: betrayal, espionage, secret agents, friendship, russian spy, kgb, couples, friends, manipulation, state affairs, government agency, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 60s, year 1961
Place: england, scotland yard, europe, united kingdom, britain ...
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46%
Best Possible Taste: The Kenny Everett Story (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dramatisation of Kenny Everett's struggle to achieve personal and professional fulfilment.
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, sincere, realistic
Plot: gender, artists and showbiz, coping, couples, couple relations, gays and lesbians, radio dj, gay lead character, gay
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Dockers (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jimmy McGovern's depiction of the mid 90s Liverpool dockers strike. Featuring script contributions from Irvine Welsh and the real dockers themselves
Plot: suffering, family relations, violence, strike, dispute, job
Place: liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Tick Tock Lullaby (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A wry interweave film about baby making and how as time marches on the decision gets more intense and less romantic.
Style: semi serious, talky, humorous
Plot: family relations, pregnancy, coming out, youth, couples, love and romance, lifestyle, gays and lesbians, babies and infants, gender, lesbian, lesbian sex ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
One More Round (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Basically the Christian version of Rocky
Style: christian film
Plot: coworker, coach, wrestler, salesman, dojo, fired from the job, christian, ex boxer, husband wife relationship, restraining order, bible, boxing match ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Fruit Machine (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Eddie and Michael are two 16-year-old gay friends from Liverpool. Berated by his father for his camp behavior, Eddie runs away from his Liverpool home and joins Michael, a streetwise hustler, who is also on the run.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: murder, gay, nightclub, youth, gay lead character, friendship, on the run, obsession, best friends, male prostitute, gay teenager, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: liverpool, england, europe, brighton
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Everywhere and Nowhere (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ash is a man torn between two worlds, that of his family and friends and the other, of his dreams. This is his story set across London with it's fast paced nightlife and run ins with the law all caught on camera from the Director of Kidulthood.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, semi serious ...
Plot: self discovery, society, family problems, radio dj, hopes, suburbs, parents and children, nightclub, coming of age, nightlife, choice, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Breaking Free (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When troubled, cynical teen Rick chooses service at a camp for the blind over serving time at a correctional facility, he thinks he's found the easy way out. Instead, it's the way to a new life. Friendship. Step by step, as Rick helps a ...
Style: realistic, semi serious
Plot: family relations, horse, horse riding, animal abuse, friends, teenage life, self discovery, human spirit, redemption, friendship, hopes, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Everyday (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: This film charts the relationship between a man imprisoned for drug smuggling and his wife and is being shot over the course of five years, a few weeks at a time.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: parents and children, confined, life is a bitch, family relations, couples, hopes, prison, drug smuggling, husband wife relationship, society, prison life, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Plastic Man (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A seemingly happily married, successful plastic surgeon embarks on a torrid affair with tragic consequences for his marriage and those close to him.
Plot: family relations, plastic surgeon, love affair, extramarital affair, infidelity, tragedy, affair, marriage, other woman, male female relationship, marital infidelity
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%