Movies like Business as Usual

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Business as Usual (1988)
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Business as Usual
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
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 8.1
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, social and touching films with plots about society, friendship, working class, youth, hopes, life is a bitch and friends mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Business as Usual: Angela's Decision (2006), One Man's War (1973), Lilies (2007), Boys from the Blackstuff (1982), Power (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Angela's Decision
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: small town, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, friend, love, mother daughter relationship, army, pregnancy
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One Man's War
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.
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Plot: marriage, poverty, unemployment, construction site, entrepreneur, business ethics, construction, business, business competition, small business, working class, social issues
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Lilies
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Lilies is a British period-drama television series, written by Heidi Thomas, which ran for one eight-episode series in early 2007 on BBC One. The show's tagline was "Liverpool, 1920. Three girls on the edge of womanhood, a world on the ...
Style: touching, serious, sexual, realistic
Plot: coming of age, parents and children, siblings relations, working class, life is a bitch, society, family relations, youth, family problems, post war, sister sister relationship, poverty ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: england, liverpool
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    User:   100%
 
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Boys from the Blackstuff
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Alan Bleasdale's hugely acclaimed mini-series echoes the misery and despair of long-term unemployment. Set in Liverpool, these profoundly moving human dramas follow in turn the attempts of five working-class heroes to survive.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, bleak ...
Plot: down on your luck, unemployment, realism, working class, life is a bitch, society, parents and children, life turned upside down, family relations, labor union, layoff, suicide attempt ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, northern england, liverpool
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    User:   100%
 
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Power
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: cynical, talky, serious, realistic, clever
Plot: politics, head of state, journalism, legal action, political corruption, manipulations, rise to the top, uncover truth, idealism, media satire, political intrigue, campaign ...
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Forbidden to Forbid
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, Chile, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Three young Brazilian try to help a terminally ill woman who lives in the slums of Rio de Janeiro. Their youthful idealism is shattered with the cruel reality of police brutality.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, social
Plot: friendship, society, friends, urban ghetto, buddies, love triangle, innocence lost, urban ghetto life, hopes, life is a bitch, intern, college ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro
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Pit Pony
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia Canada, 1901. Willie MacLean is a 10-year-old boy with a love for horses and liking to school to cape the difficult times his family has. Willie's stern, but benevolent father is a coal miner in a local mine along with ...
Style: semi serious, epic, realistic, social
Plot: coming of age, follow your dream, family, school, parents and children, family life, teenage life, working class, youth, family relations, dangerous animal, hopes ...
Time: 1900s, 19th century
Place: canada, mine, nova scotia
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System:   92%
    User:   85%
 
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 7.7
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The Best Man
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, clever, realistic, witty, biting ...
Plot: politics, head of state, political intrigue, campaign, dishonesty, state affairs, election campaign, gays and lesbians, crumbling marriage, rise to the top, political corruption, ambition ...
Time: 60s
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System:   92%
    User:   100%
 
Nothing Personal
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, Ireland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Alone in her empty flat, from her window Anne observes the people passing by who nervously snatch up the personal belongings and pieces of furniture she has put out on the pavement. Her final gesture of taking a ring off her finger signals she is ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, sincere, biting ...
Plot: lone wolves, human nature, introspection, master and servant, starting over, friendship, confined, hopes, misfit, freedom, solitude, drifter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   91%
    User:   100%
 
Brookside: Friday the 13th
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: drug dealer, cocaine, pill, container, car chase, wedding, gun, car thief, violence
Place: liverpool
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System:   87%
    User:   97%
 
 7.0
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Dockers
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, strike, dispute
Place: liverpool
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System:   86%
    User:   90%
 
The Terence Davies Trilogy
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: s&m, church, gay, memory, nightmare, closeted homosexual, loneliness, childhood, tattoo, nun, cruising, old age ...
Place: liverpool
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System:   85%
    User:   87%
 
 6.5
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Choose Connor
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: clever, serious, realistic, touching, biting
Plot: coming of age, politics, innocence lost, suburbs, campaign, teenage life, state affairs, youth, friends, friendship, congress, security guard ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, washington d.c., u.s. capitol building
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System:   83%
    User:   76%
 
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The Fruit Machine
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: murder, gays and lesbians, on the run, crimes, crime, nightclub, best friends, witnessing a crime, opposites attract, gay, male prostitute, friendship ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, liverpool, brighton
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System:   80%
    User:   78%
 
 6.6
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Lamb
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: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, teachers and students, adoption, alcohol abuse, school, working class, kids in trouble, religions or cults, hopes, society, on the run, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, ireland, london, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   79%
    User:   88%
 
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Kicks
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: clever, serious, realistic, suspenseful, thought provoking ...
Plot: intrigue, obsession, dangerous attraction, friendship, celebrity culture, teenage life, pistol, teenage girl, kidnapping, held captive, nightclub, underage drinking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   76%
    User:   84%
 
Ladybird Ladybird
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, harsh ...
Plot: working class, fighting the system, dysfunctional family, immigrants, single parent, violence, drinking, hospital, parents and children, custody, life philosophy, children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, california, liverpool, paraguay
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   76%
    User:   69%
 
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Liam
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany, France, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A morality tale of xenophobia, religious prejudice, mob violence, poverty, and their effect on two children in Liverpool during the Depression. When a shipyard closes, Liam and Teresa's dad loses his job. Liam, who's about 8, making his ...
Style: bleak, touching, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Plot: working class, fascism, irish, catholicism, poverty, children, parents and children, jews, teacher, religion, judaism, rich and poor ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: england, europe, london, seaport, ireland ...
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System:   72%
    User:   72%
 
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 5.7
 670
Soft Lad
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A young man involved in a love affair that will change his life forever, whilst his lover wrestles his demons on a journey that will force him to come to terms with his sexuality, leaving lives destroyed in the wake.
Plot: gay, lgbt, brother sister relationship, closeted homosexual, affair, infidelity, husband wife relationship, hiv, marriage, brother in law, hiv test, brother in law brother in law relationship ...
Place: liverpool
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System:   70%
    User:   77%
 
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No Life King
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Via the New York Times: "The solemn, intent faces of the Japanese schoolboys playing video games in Jun Ichikawa's "No Life King" bespeak a new type of modern horror. Addicted to their favorite new game (from which the film ...
Style: social
Plot: generation gap, war game, schoolboy, rumor, schoolgirl, technology, elementary school, computer, father, mother, school, teenager ...
Place: japan
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System:   70%
    User:   73%
 
The Be All and End All
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: At fifteen Robbie has only one thing on his mind - losing his virginity. The problem is that he's in hospital with a fatal heart condition. And who has to overcome the odds and help him fulfil his final wish? His best friend Ziggy.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, offbeat ...
Plot: best friends, friendship, high school, terminal illness, hospital, looking for sex, hopes, youth, friends, teenage life, wish come true, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   68%
    User:   76%
 
 6.8
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Solos
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Singapore
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, Solos explores relationships among three individuals who are struggling to open up their feelings towards each other. Filmmakers Kan Lume and Loo Zihan co-directed this pathos that dramatizes the selfishness of love and its ...
Style: art house, social
Plot: anxiety, guilt, sex, revenge, male nudity, teacher, secret, student, man boy relationship, gay love, unrequited love, gay sex ...
Place: singapore
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   68%
    User:   78%
 
 5.8
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Awaydays
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: On the Wirral in the grim early years of Margaret Thatcher's premiership, the opportunities for thrill seeking young men looking to escape 9 to 5 drudgery are what they've always been: sex, drugs, rock n' roll, fashion, football and ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, rock, gang, juvenile delinquency, suburbs, teenage life, youth, violence spree, destructive relationship, friendship, working class, dull life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   68%
    User:   64%
 
 7.6
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Cairo 30
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Egypt
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Mahgoub Abdel Dayem a young nihilistic college student, having his father crippled with no other source of income, he finds himself in an urgent need of a job after graduation to support himself and his parents. Having a hard time getting a job, he ...
Style: social
Plot: drunkenness, marriage, friend, jealousy, lust, journalist, corruption, student, university, handicapped, poverty, hate ...
Place: egypt, cairo egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   56%
 
 8.0
 676
Hillsborough
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Drama based on the real life events of April 1989, when ninety-six Liverpool supporters were crushed to death during an F.A. Cup Semi-Final match against Nottingham Forest at Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough Stadium. This movie follows three ...
Plot: sport, soccer fan, soccer match, crushed to death, soccer, media, ambulance, taxi driver, news footage, tv news, reconstruction, monitor ...
Place: liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   70%
 
 5.7
 588
Running Mates
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A governor running for President gets revealed to be a serial philanderer.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, biting
Plot: politics, couple relations, love affair, campaign, fighting the system, ambition, dishonesty, love and romance, media, idealism, society, state affairs ...
Time: 90s
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   78%
 
 5.3
 15K
Jai Ho
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Jai Ho is an upcoming Bollywood action Drama film starring Salman Khan and Tabu in lead roles. It is a remake of Telugu film Stalin starring Chiranjeevi in the lead role
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, righting the wronged, bollywood, tough heroes, heroes, hopes, rivalry, folk hero, fighting crime, political corruption, against the odds, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   68%
 
A Deal Is a Deal
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A London tube driver considers pursuing a third fatal accident to collect a huge payout.
Style: semi serious, humorous, dark humor, realistic, clever ...
Plot: friendship, writer's life, cons and scams, terminal illness, teenage life, crimes, unfulfillment, friends, jail, husband wife relationship, party, photograph ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   52%
 

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Educating Rita
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Rita, a 26 year old Scouse hairdresser with a sharp wit, is married to her childhood sweetheart, the feckless Denny. He wants a baby, she doesn't. She wants to discover herself, so she joins the Open University. Dr. Frank Bryant Is a ...
Style: witty, talky, touching, realistic, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: working class, culture clash, literature, college, opposites attract, mentor, depression, character study, self discovery, relationships, loneliness, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london, europe, liverpool
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System:   63%
    User:   65%
 
Brookside: The Lost Weekend
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A special, video only story set on the Brookside close. On Friday 14th November 1997, a five night a week storyline ended in a cliffhanger and this video completes the story - a tale of kidnapping extortion and violence. The action-packed episode ...
Plot: kidnapping, rape, container, nightclub, blackmail
Place: liverpool
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System:   63%
    User:   53%
 
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