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: female director, campaigning
Place: liverpool

Most similar movies to Business as Usual

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out christian film and anthology films with plots about female director, female nudity, love, family relations, teenager, beating and sex scene mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Business as Usual: Limbo (2014), Sicily! (1999), The Collectress (2008), Boys Briefs 5 (2008), Up to Date (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Limbo (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Germany
Duration: 80 min.
Story: LIMBO is set in a small town in rural Denmark, teenager Sara and young teacher Karen develop a connection. A quiet drama interested as much in the lives of its female protagonists as their surroundings.
Plot: female director, school, school teacher, car accident, machismo, femininity
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95%
 6.9
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Sicily! (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Germany
Duration: 66 min.
Story: A man returns to visit his native Sicily after living in New York for a long time. He learns about the Sicilian way of life from stylized conversations with an orange picker, his fellow train passengers, his mother, and a knife-sharpener.
Plot: female director
Place: sicily
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88%
The Collectress (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Lithuania
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Following a traumatic experience, Gaile, a speech therapist, is incapable of feeling any emotion. However, while preparing a video presentation for a scientific conference, she sees herself on screen and is surprised to find suppressed sensations ...
Plot: female director, emotionless, obsession
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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Boys Briefs 5 (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The successful short film compilation series continues with six outstanding films focused on school and college-age youth.
Plot: female director, gay interest, compilation, homosexual, love
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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Up to Date (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An American journalist works for a French newspaper. He is writing an article about the reaction against people with AIDS, without knowing he is infected too. Once he finds out, he decides to cut off himself leaving his wife and daughter.
Plot: female director, love, aids, journalism
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.8
 307
Island City (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Winner of FEDORA award for the Best Debut Director, Venice Film Festival 2015, Island City is a collection of three comic-dramatic stories set in Mumbai, India. The first is about a diligent office worker who wins the office ‘Fun Committee ...
Plot: female director, family relations, tv set, barefoot male
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.5
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Team Hurricane (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A punk chick flick about teen girls that mixes highly stylized fictional elements with documentary material: loneliness, pussy-power, Kawaii, electric green, hentai, graffiti, vibrators, friendship, teddy bears, resting bitch face, ART, fire, fear, ...
Plot: female director, teenage girl, scandinavian girl, teenager, female nudity, group of teenagers
Place: denmark, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.5
 2K
TalhotBlond (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Thomas Montgomery, a married father of two young daughters, gets seduced by the world of online gambling and chat rooms where a virtual romance and sexual obsession ultimately leads to the murder of an innocent man.
Plot: female director, chat, poker, murder, internet, fake identity
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Fair Haven (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young man returns to his family farm, after a long stay in ex-gay conversion therapy, and is torn between the expectations of his emotionally distant father, and the memories of a past, loving relationship he has tried to bury.
Style: christian film
Plot: female director, countryside, father son relationship, gay kiss, gay
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Gentlemen Prefer Nature Girls (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Anne and Tom, a married nudist couple, work in a real estate office. When the agency's owner discovers that Tom is a nudist, he fires him. Unfortunately, Tom was just ready to close a big real-estate deal with Al Jenkins. Tom goes to his ...
Plot: female director, female nudity, sexploitation, nudist, exploitation, nudism
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Loyalties (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Lily and her three youngest children join her husband David Sutton, a doctor in an isolated northern Alberta town. Their eleven-year-old son arrives later from boarding school. David conceals a dark secret which caused the family to leave England ...
Plot: female director, family relations, doctor, secret
Place: england, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Icaros: A Vision (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Peru, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In search of a miracle, an American woman embarks on a journey to the Peruvian Amazon and finds hope in a community, through rituals involving an ancient psychedelic plant known as ayahuasca. With her perception forever altered, she forges a bond ...
Plot: female director, indigenous, retreat, healing, shaman, amazon
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Color of Courage (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on the landmark civil rights case Sipes vs. McGhee, The Color of Courage chronicles the friendship between a white woman and a black woman whose family, the McGhees, has moved into a previously all-white neighborhood. A McGhee granddaughter, ...
Plot: female director, neighbor, african american, civil rights, segregation, racism, supreme court
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Beautiful Dreamer (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A pilot (Egglesfield) gets shot down and gets amnesia, later on his stricken-with-grief wife (Langton) finds him in a small town and she is shocked that he doesn't remember her.
Plot: female director, prison, false identity, amnesia, medical examination, beating, husband wife relationship, pilot, father figure
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two very different people become friends and partners in this nautical drama. Nikos (Stephen Rea) is a radio man working on a Greek freighter when he finds himself stranded in Hong Kong after the firm that owned his ship suddenly goes out of ...
Plot: female director, opium, houseboat
Place: hong kong, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Children of the Mountain (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Georgia, Ghana
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Against the picturesque Ghanaian backdrop, Children of the Mountain is an honest exploration of a mother’s will in the face of much adversity. When her baby is born with a cleft lip, cerebral palsy, and Down syndrome, Essuman is led to believe ...
Plot: female director, help, children, african, women, disability
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Long Shadows (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After two decades in prison Widmer, a former German RAF-terrorist, is released. He meets Valerie, his next door neighbour. The young woman tries to get her life back on track after she lost child custody for her little son. She shows some interest ...
Plot: female director, terrorism, guilt, revenge, raf
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.9
 159
Animal Heart (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Suddenly he thinks her alone, his wife. This person whom he doesn't know how to love and who is now falling prey to a gnawing disease. This woman whom he knows so little about and whom he would like to be with him. Right now, Just like before.
Plot: female director, husband hits wife, female nudity, forced sex, sex scene
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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The Death of Empedocles (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Film adaptation by Straub and Huillot of Hölderlin's 1798 tragedy on the symbolic death of Empedoclus, the legislator in Ancient Greece.
Plot: female director, filmed play, communism, utopia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Top Girl or la déformation professionnelle (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Helena, 29, a single mother with an 11-year-old daughter, is a moderately successful actress who earns a living as an escort in the sex industry. Her relationship with her own mother, a singing teacher, is tense, and she’s also increasingly ...
Plot: female director, female nudity, pubic hair, male nudity, sex scene
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Days Between (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Lynn (22) lives with her brother in Berlin. There she enjoys the advantages of family life, without really feeling involved in it. She does not have any precise aim in life, but manages to awaken the interest of many people with her direct and ...
Plot: female director, female nudity, sign language, nude swimming, vomiting
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62%
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Rage (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A schoolboy uses his cellphone camera to shoot intimate interviews with people working at a New York fashion house and secretly posts them on the internet. Result: a bitterly funny expose of an industry in crisis, during a week in which an accident ...
Plot: fashion, murder, female director, blogger, photographer
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59%
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1:01 (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In a Copenhagen suburb the 19-year-old Per is found unconscious after having been badly beaten up. He is taken to hospital in a coma. The police have no clues, but the air is thick with suspicion. His mother struggles to maintain her faith in his ...
Plot: female director, coma, suspicion, beating, family relations, teenager
Place: copenhagen, denmark, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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The Escape (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A Dutch woman escapes her family life in search for happiness in the Portuguese Algarve.
Plot: female director, gigolo, flashback, bored housewife
Place: portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Beans of Egypt, Maine (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The Beans are poor, proud, hated by all, but alive in the sense that they struggle against their lot and support each other in time of trouble. Earlene lives across the street from the Bean's trailer, and the view from her window is better than ...
Plot: female director, countryside, sexuality, sexual attraction, poverty, community, backwoods
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.5
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Rough Winds (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Three devastating teenage stories fuse beneath the calm of a quiet, average neighborhood.
Plot: female director, post traumatic stress disorder, suburbs, teenager, closeted gay, anorexia, high school, suicide attempt
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Germany 09: 13 Short Films About the State of the Nation (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Thirteen German directors present short films exploring the state of their country.
Style: anthology
Plot: female director, german culture, german politics
Place: berlin germany, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.3
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The Best of Me (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Raquel, a young radio broadcaster, is deeply in love with Tomas, an Olympic runner. On the day she finds a house for them to share, he collapses during training and is rushed to the hospital. His life is in danger; his liver crashed and he is in ...
Plot: female director, hospital, hand camera, male female relationship, polaroid, love
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Traps (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An erotic thriller set in 1950 French Occupied Indo-China.
Plot: female director, gay sex, panties pulled down, white panties, panties
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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I Want to See (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Lebanon
Duration: 75 min.
Story: July 2006. Another war breaks out in Lebanon. The directors decide to follow a movie star, Catherine Deneuve and a friend, actor and artist Rabih Mroue;, on the roads of South Lebanon. Together, they will drive through the regions devastated by the ...
Plot: female director, car, sleeping in a car, celebrity, actress
Place: lebanon
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%