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It's a Free World... (2007)
 7.0
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It's a Free World... (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Italy, Germany, Spain, Poland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The film focuses on Angie (Kierston Wareing), a working class woman who, after being fired by the agency that she works for, decides to set up a recruitment agency of her own, running it from her kitchen with her friend Rose (Juliet Ellis). Taking advantage of the desperation of immigrants, Angie is able to build a successful business extremely quickly.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, bleak
Plot: exploitation, realism, immigrants, fighting the system, employment agency, injustice, life is a bitch, legal, social differences, society, working class, workplace, cons and scams, workplace situations, politics, boss and employee, down on your luck, exploit, capitalism, worker, illegal immigration, class society, courtroom drama, woman, van ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, britain

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and captivating films with plots about society, life is a bitch, injustice, fighting the system, working class, workplace and workplace situations mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like It's a Free World...: Bread and Roses (2000), The Navigators (2001), Strike (2006), 7 Suns (2008), All Our Desires (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Bread and Roses (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Maya is a quick-witted young woman who comes over the Mexican border without papers and makes her way to the LA home of her older sister Rosa. Rosa gets Maya a job as a janitor: a non-union janitorial service has the contract, the foul-mouthed ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, sincere, melancholic, intense ...
Plot: labor union, immigrants, realism, deportation, working class, politics, society, life is a bitch, family relations, fighting the system, janitor, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, beverly hills, tijuana mexico, mexico city ...
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95%
The Navigators (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In South Yorkshire, a small group of railway maintenance men discover that because of privatization, their lives will never be the same. When the trusty British Rail sign is replaced by one reading East Midland Infrastructure, it is clear that there ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: unemployment, friendship, workplace intrigue, life is a bitch, human spirit, working class, fighting the system, workplace, society, small town, injustice, corporate crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.8
 455
Strike (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Poland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In poverty, she found strength. In oppression, she found courage. In solidarity, she found a reason to believe again. Acclaimed German actress Katharina Thalbach (THE TIN DRUM, SOPHIE’S CHOICE) stars in this hard-hitting historical drama set during ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: working class, labor union, ambition, rebellion, fighting the system, human spirit, society, life is a bitch, workplace, politics, rivalry, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.5
 85
7 Suns (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A man called "The Black" is hired to smuggle a group of undocumented migrants into the United States. He wants to quit the smuggling business and claims this is his last trip. His superiors, now suspicious, send Gavilan, a younger ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, disturbing
Plot: desert, society, journalism, life is a bitch, crimes, injustice, working class, social differences, immigrants, misfit, confined, media ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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All Our Desires (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Claire and Stéphane are two Lyon-based judges who could hardly be more different. She is young and enthusiastic, committed to helping those unfortunates who find themselves in debt. He is older, wiser, but disillusioned with his work and his life. ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: injustice, society, legal, legal investigation, courtroom drama, legal action, hopes, workplace, life is a bitch, workplace situations, social differences, workplace intrigue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe, lyon
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Eat Sleep Die (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young Eastern European immigrant working in Sweden is faced with a painful choice when she's laid off from her factory in the name of "efficiencies."
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: working class, immigrants, unemployment, society, realism, parents and children, workplace, unfulfillment, fired from the job, misfit, workplace situations, supportive coworker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.9
 757
Yasmin (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In England, the Pakistanis Yasmin lives two lives in two different worlds: in her community, she wears Muslin clothes, cooks for her father and brother and has the traditional behavior of a Muslin woman. Further, she has a non-consumed marriage with ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: family relations, immigrants, social differences, false accusation, culture clash, parents and children, terrorism, society, life is a bitch, religions or cults, injustice, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, september 11 2001
Place: pakistan, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.7
 1K
Bamako (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mali, USA, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Melé is a bar singer, her husband Chaka is out of work and the couple is on the verge of breaking up... In the courtyard of the house they share with other families, a trial court has been set up. African civil society spokesmen have taken ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: globalization, politics, fighting the system, social decay, dishonesty, life is a bitch, legal investigation, injustice, racism, society, young lovers, legal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Lulu the Tool (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A conscientious factory worker gets his finger cut off by a machine. The accident causes him to become more involved in political and revolutionary groups.
Style: emotional, sincere, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: factory, working class, factory worker, labor union, rebellion, fighting the system, rebelliousness, workplace situations, power relations, boss and employee, social differences, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Bigga Than Ben (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Spiker & Cobakka are two self-confessed 'pieces of Moscow scum' who come to London to rip it off. This is their guide.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, crimes, buddies, partners, immigrants, misfit, dishonesty, cons and scams, friends, society, crime, fighting the system ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Harlan County War (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A Kentucky woman whose mine-worker husband is nearly killed in a cave-in, and whose father is slowly dying of black lung disease, joins the picket lines for a long, violent strike.
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, realistic, rough, captivating ...
Plot: against the odds, price of justice, rebellion, fighting the system, racism, human nature, working class, human spirit, society, legal, life is a bitch, ambition ...
Time: 70s
Place: kentucky, usa, new york, appalachia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.5
 355
Sub terra (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In 1897, in Lota, Chile, in the face of long days, low pay, debts to the company store, unsafe and deadly working conditions, and widespread child labor, men try to establish a miners' association at one of the largest coal mines in the world. ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: fighting the system, workplace, rebellion, rebelliousness, working class, injustice, love and romance, romance, political unrest, human nature, family business, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.2
 121
Out of My Hand (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Liberia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: ‘What do you want?’ asks the trade union leader, to which the men respond as if with one voice: change! Life is hard work on Liberia’s rubber plantations and wages are meagre. Nothing has changed for generations, but now the workers are ...
Style: contemplative, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: workplace, hopes, society, immigrants, workplace situations, starting over, realism, poverty, new life, haunted by the past, strike, plantation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.5
 965
The Mill (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: Powerful historical drama series, based on the lives of real people, telling the story of young 19th-century apprentices taking their lives into their own hands for the first time.
Style: realistic, stylized, serious, captivating, psychological ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Heart of the Beholder (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: rebellion, fighting the system, rivalry, injustice, religions or cults, corporate crimes, courtroom drama, dishonesty, legal, life is a bitch, society, campaign ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.5
 3K
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.3
 268
Damaged Care (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
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Style: emotional, sincere, serious, realistic
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Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.7
 294
Fratricide (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Luxembourg, Germany, France
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: rough, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: racism, politics, immigrants, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, orphan, friendship, social decay, society, injustice, vengeance, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe, kurdistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 5.9
 173
Last Winter (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Switzerland, Luxembourg
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, captivating, gloomy
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
A Date with Darkness: The Trial and Capture of Andrew Luster (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
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Style: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, courtroom drama, life is a bitch, legal, dishonesty, crimes, society, injustice, sexual abuse, nightclub, rape, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.5
 149
Cairo Exit (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Egypt, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: rough, stylized, serious, realistic, bleak
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: egypt, africa, middle east, cairo egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: gloomy, psychological, bleak, emotional, disturbing ...
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Time: 80s, 50s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Everyday People (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Plot: workplace romance, interracial relations, restaurant, fighting the system, workplace, social differences, love and romance, society, hopes, social relations, family relations, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 6.6
 428
The Exonerated (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Six people tell their stories on a single subject - how they got wrongfully convicted to death penalty, but later got exonerated.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, suspenseful, based on true events
Plot: false accusation, racism, injustice, fighting the system, human spirit, courtroom drama, deadly, legal, rebellion, hopes, life is a bitch, society ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.8
 3K
Eden Is West (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Greece, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Elias (Riccardo Scamarcio) is an immigrant in his twenties who tries to get to Europe by a boat along with other illegal immigrants. When the boat is near the Greek shores and they hope they will soon disembark, a marine patrol approaches and Elias ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, psychological, sexy ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.4
 202
Mad Ship (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Scandinavian immigrant, driven to madness by ruined dreams and the tragic death of his wife, embarks on a quixotic mission to build a homemade ship and sail out of the prairie dust bowl at the height of the Great Depression.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: immigrants, family relations, life is a bitch, society, couple relations, working class, unemployment, unfulfillment, prairie, ship, down on your luck
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 20s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Blood from a Stone (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The day his bank refuses to finance him, Georges will do everything he can to save his shipyard and his employees.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, cynical, serious, captivating ...
Plot: bankruptcy, save the day, workplace, rivalry, working class, factory, labor union, boss and employee, workplace situations, society, employer, strike ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, mediterranean sea, provence
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Bridges of Sarajevo (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Switzerland, Italy, Portugal, Bulgaria, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Thirteen European directors explore the theme of Sarajevo; what this city has represented in European history over the past hundred years, and what Sarajevo stands for today in Europe. These eminent filmmakers of different generations and origins ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: life is a bitch, haunted by the past, wartime life, politics, political unrest, anti war, society, state affairs, world war one, archive footage, female director
Time: 20th century
Place: bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.6
 302
Orange Honey (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Portugal
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Andalusia in the fifties. Enrique and Carmen just meet and fall deeply in love. Carmen gets him to stay in military service in a court of the city. Enrique, in view of the injustices he witnesses every day, realizes that to change the course of ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: soldier, life turned upside down, rebelliousness, moral dilemma, rebellion, fighting the system, against the rules, state affairs, life is a bitch, legal, military, dishonesty ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: spain, andalusia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.5
 456
The F Word (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A frustrated radio DJ takes to the streets of Manhattan during the Republican National Convention after the FCC has slapped his station with $1 million in indecency fines, and popular radio personality Joe Pace (Josh Hamilton) isn't going down ...
Style: serious, disturbing, captivating, realistic
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Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%