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: campaigning
Place: liverpool

Most similar movies to Business as Usual

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and talky films with plots about society, friendship, family relations, youth, parents and children, dysfunctional family and life is a bitch mostly in Drama and History genres. Some movies like Business as Usual: Dockers (1999), Brookside: Friday the 13th (1998), The Terence Davies Trilogy (1983), Angela's Decision (2006), Kicks (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, violence, dispute, strike
Place: liverpool
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95%
Brookside: Friday the 13th (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: There is trouble a-plenty in store for the Corkhill clan in this video-only special. Series creator Phil Redmond has returned to pen a dramatic script which follows on from a weekend special.
Plot: car thief, violence, container, car chase, wedding, cocaine, drug dealer, pill, gun
Place: liverpool
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58%
The Terence Davies Trilogy (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: These three semi-autobiographical short films by Terence Davies follow the journey of Robert Tucker, first seen as a hangdog child in "Children", then as a hollow-eyed middle-aged man in "Madonna and Child", and finally as a ...
Plot: loss of mother, nightmare, church, guilt, song, flashback, nurse, old age, cruising, angel, memory, gay ...
Place: liverpool
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50%
Angela's Decision (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Living in the middle of Australia's desolate landscape, Angela has been waiting all her life. Waiting for her boyfriend to return from the army and marry her, waiting for her mother to sober up, waiting for her life to begin. On the return of ...
Style: social
Plot: army, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mother daughter relationship, friend, pregnancy, small town, love
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Kicks (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Nicole is an introverted Liverpudlian teenager, all but deserted by her parents, with a mother distractedly working nights and a father who has settled with a new family elsewhere. She spends time hanging around the gates of Anfield and the Melwood ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, bleak, clever ...
Plot: pistol, underage drinking, held captive, tattoo, kidnapping, teenage girl, nightclub, clubbing, teenage life, blind ambition, artists and showbiz, athlete's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: liverpool, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, nightclub, youth, runaway, friendship, gay, on the run, best friends, obsession, witnessing a crime, friendship between boys, gay lead character ...
Time: 80s
Place: brighton, liverpool, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Last Exit to Brooklyn (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, West Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A gritty Brooklyn story about union corruption, violence, taboos and social norms. The stories told are of the sailors, the prostitute, the union bosses, the hooligans and the gay community set in the early 50s.
Style: bleak, rough, social, based on true events, social realism ...
Plot: prostitute, union, fight, working class, society, crime, brooklyn new york city, pregnancy, labor union, transvestism, transsexual, fall in love ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Leaving of Liverpool (1992)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A poignant and forceful saga which traces the fortunes of two English children uprooted from their beloved Liverpool dockside to the alien environment of Australia in the years following World War Two.
Plot: corporal punishment, schoolgirl, spanking, juvenile delinquency, caning, female protagonist, orphan, world war two, self inflicted injury
Place: liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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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, clever, bleak, semi serious
Plot: homecoming, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family relations, siblings relations, family gatherings, family in crisis, eccentric family, family problems, family life, estrangement, estranged son ...
Time: 70s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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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: realistic, talky, semi serious
Plot: reunion, wedding anniversary, return, dysfunctional family, anniversary, family relations, love and romance, gays and lesbians, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, siblings relations, village ...
Time: 70s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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On Golden Pond (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: For Norman and Ethel Thayer, this summer on golden pond is filled with conflict and resolution. When their daughter Chelsea arrives, the family is forced to renew the bonds of love and overcome the generational friction that has existed for years. ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: elderly, reconciliation, alienation, lake, family relations, aging, old age, family gatherings, retired, couple relations, human nature, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new england, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Princess Kaiulani (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Lush scenery and gorgeous photography highlight this bio of Princess Ka'iulani (Q'Orianka Kilcher), a 19th-century Hawaiian princess raised in England but determined to maintain her people's independence from aggressive American ...
Style: sincere, captivating, epic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: princess, rebellion, youth, royal family, political unrest, downfall, leadership, head of state, society, rebelliousness, social differences, hopes ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: hawaii, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Odessa (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Odessa, August 1970. A heat wave. The city is full of tourists. Boris, a journalist and foreign affairs specialist, and his eight-year-old son Valeri arrive from Moscow to visit Boris’ in-laws, Grigori Iosifovich and Raisa Irovna Davidov. But on ...
Style: talky, ambiguous ending, realistic, melancholic, social ...
Plot: jewish, ordinary people, family problems, parents and children, family drama, family, parent child relationship, husband wife relationship, brawl, love interest, older man younger woman relationship, forbidden love ...
Time: 70s, year 1970
Place: ussr, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Choose Connor (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Fifteen-year-old Owen Norris is at the top of his graduating middle-school class, and wants to know how the world works. He has no friends, spends almost all of his time studying, and has an almost nonexistent relationship with his white-collar ...
Style: realistic, biting, touching, clever, serious
Plot: campaign, coming of age, politics, teenage boy, suburbs, congress, friendship, friends, youth, innocence lost, teenage life, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, washington d.c., u.s. capitol building
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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Hamlet (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, finds out that his uncle Claudius killed his father to obtain the throne, and plans revenge.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Plot: murder, tragic hero, poisoning, prince, revenge, family relations, royal family, state affairs, parents and children, dishonesty, unfulfillment, spirit ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
A Delicate Balance (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The film spans three days in the life of Agnes and Tobias, an upper middle class couple who share their comfortable suburban Connecticut home with her acerbic alcoholic sister Claire. It is matriarch Agnes who helps the quartet maintain a delicate ...
Style: realistic, talky, tense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, friendship, midlife crisis, best friends, suburban life, parents and children, family gatherings, unfulfillment, family in crisis, crumbling marriage, suburbs, golden years ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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Hamlet (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Japan, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: David Tennant stars in a film of the Royal Shakespeare Company's award-winning production of Shakespeare's great play. Director Gregory Doran's modern-dress production was hailed by the critics as thrilling, fast-moving and, in parts, ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, atmospheric, serious, emotional ...
Plot: murder, betrayal, duel, poisoning, queen, revenge, royal court, prince, intrigue, palaces castles and temples, regret, vengeance ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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The Best Man (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The other party is in disarray. Five men vie for the party nomination for president. No one has a majority as the first ballot closes and the front-runners begin to decide how badly they want the job.
Style: serious, realistic, cynical, social realism, rough ...
Plot: politics, election campaign, rivalry, political intrigue, ambition, rise to the top, corrupt politician, opponent, media, state affairs, power relations, head of state ...
Time: 60s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
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 3K
Power (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Pete St. John is a powerful and successful political consultant, with clients spread around the country. When his long-time friend and client Ohio senator Sam Hastings decides to quit politics, he is rapidly drafted to help with the campaign of the ...
Style: serious, realistic, clever, cynical, talky
Plot: political corruption, politics, society, state affairs, manipulations, campaign, political intrigue, fighting the system, dishonesty, journalism, media, legal ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
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One Man's War (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Man leaves his factory job and sells everything to buy an earth mover and start his own business, travelling from place to place with his wife and child. There is not enough work and he is eventually forced to emigrate after many hardships.
Style: social
Plot: entrepreneur, unemployment, poverty, construction site, marriage, construction, business ethics, small business, business competition, business, working class, social issues
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
Ladybird Ladybird (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Maggie has had four children, by four different fathers, removed by social services because of a previous violent relationship. When she meets Jorge, a gentle Latin American refugee, she gradually sees her chance for happiness, but her history still ...
Style: realistic, biting, emotional, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: social worker, pregnancy, love, children, working class, fighting the system, immigrants, dysfunctional family, hopes, family in crisis, parents and children, down on your luck ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, paraguay, liverpool, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
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Lamb (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Michael Lamb is a Father questioning his calling, in a Reform School in Ireland. When young epileptic runaway Eoin is sent to the school, the two recognise kindred spirits and escape to London together. With the police on their tail and the money ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, sincere, uplifting ...
Plot: adoption, kidnapping, on the run, power relations, religions or cults, elderly, juvenile delinquency, working class, clergy, hopes, life is a bitch, dealing with death ...
Time: 80s
Place: ireland, europe, london, england, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
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 250
The Runaway (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: At the birth of two boys, one white and one black, a mysterious and powerful Conjure Woman (Maya Angelou) prophesies that they will start the change. Growing up as best friends in rural Georgia in the 1940s, the boys make a discovery that leads the ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: small town, mystery, crimes, life is a bitch, interracial relations, friendship, social relations, friends, police investigation, murder, small town life, deadly ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
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Ode to Billy Joe (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Billy Joe confesses his love to the lovely Bobbi Lee only to cover his growing fear that he may, in fact, be homosexual. One night, at a barn dance, he gets a little drunk and rather than going with the hired whores, gives into his desires and ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional, serious
Plot: coming of age, small town, gay, doll, bridge, love affair, love and romance, life is a bitch, romance, destructive relationship, unfulfilled love, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
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 222
Walk Proud (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young Chicano gang member in Los Angeles comes to realize that the gang life is not what he really wants but doesn't know how to get out.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: gang, mexican american, redemption, gang member, against the odds, reunion, youth, society, forbidden love, estrangement, going straight, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
 6.3
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Long Road Home (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A drama depicting the trials of a family of share croppers.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: labor union, survival, family relations, farm, society, down on your luck, life is a bitch, workplace situations, family life, against the odds, great depression, labor
Time: 30s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
 5.9
 288
December (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In December of 1941, five teenage boys at a New England prep school hear the news of the bombing of Pearl Harbor and realize their lives are going to be changed forever. Released in 1991.
Style: talky, serious, realistic
Plot: coming of age, preparatory school, war, friendship, school, military, youth, boarding school life, cons and scams, boarding school, battles, friends ...
Place: pearl harbor, new england, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
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Old Enough (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The 12 years old well-bred Lonnie meets the impudent Karen on the street. They spend some time together and Karen teaches Lonnie some of her favorite occupancies, like make-up, shoplifting, skipping school and lying to the parent about it, but ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, humorous, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, class differences, family relations, friends, power relations, hopes, rich and poor, youth, urban, society, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
 6.1
 354
Zelly and Me (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A young orphan who lives with her grandmother in a large Virginian home infatuates herself with the voices of Joan d'Arc. Her French nanny seeks out the help of a rich suitor to take her and the orphan away when she realizes that the ...
Style: sincere, twists and turns, touching, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: orphan, nanny, betrayal, coming of age, rich and poor, society, twins, youth, kidnapping, adoption, family relations, power relations ...
Time: 80s, 1950s
Place: virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
The Blackwater Lightship (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A man in the final stages of AIDS is cared for by his sister and mother and grandmother.
Plot: aids, grandmother, homosexuality, mother daughter relationship, reconciliation
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
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