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The Market: A Tale of Trade (2008)
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The Market: A Tale of Trade (2008)
Original name: Pazar Bir Ticaret Masalı
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Turkey, UK, Kazakhstan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A Turkish small time black marketeer wants to enter the cell phone business. To get enough money, he promises the local doctor to get medicine for sick children.
Style: clever, semi serious, touching, realistic, witty
Plot: gambling, black market, crime, odd couple, nothing goes right, dishonesty, partners, family relations, disorder, gangsters, cons and scams, ambition, crimes, once in a lifetime opportunity, road trip, on the road, muslim, theft, doctor, smuggling, blackmail, gambler, medicine, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: asia, turkey, kazakhstan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, semi serious and humorous films with plots about dishonesty, family relations, crimes, disorder, friends, cons and scams and ambition mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime genres. Some movies like The Market: A Tale of Trade: Yonkers Joe (2008), The Cincinnati Kid (1965), American Dreams in China (2013), Everything Must Go (1996), Red Zone (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 750
Yonkers Joe (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Yonkers Joe tells the story of a dice hustler whose determination to make one last grab for a big score in Vegas is complicated by the reappearance of his estranged, mentally challenged son into his life.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, exciting
Plot: gambling, casino, parents and children, cons and scams, crime, dishonesty, family relations, mentally challenged, redemption, heist, crimes, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, new york, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Cincinnati Kid (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An up-and-coming poker player tries to prove himself in a high-stakes match against a long-time master of the game.
Style: clever, realistic, tense, serious, rough ...
Audience: kids
Plot: gambling, poker, friendship, buddies, on the road, gangsters, honesty, rich and poor, cons and scams, ambition, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: new orleans, los angeles, usa, mississippi river, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
American Dreams in China (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 112 min.
Story: During the economic reform period of the 80’s, three undergraduates bind together by a common ambition – to live the American dream. They are Cheng Dongqing, a hillbilly who refuses to accept his destiny of being a farmer; Meng Xiaojun, a ...
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, captivating
Plot: friendship, ambition, partners, friends, buddies, legal action, computers and web, legal, lawsuit, american dream, computer genius, business venture ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 90s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Everything Must Go (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Tony is a homosexual law student who quits his studies. With a van and a handful of cash, he hits the road hoping to become a salesman. This, however, turns out to be harder than he expected.
Style: dark humor, semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: buddies, on the road, unlikely partners, law student, homosexuality, cons and scams, nothing goes right, dishonesty, disorder, friends, gays and lesbians, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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 4.9
 151
Red Zone (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Mac and his high school gangster buddies try to take over the world of sports betting in a city filled with crime, prostitution and gambling. When the Mafia gets involved, they do whatever it takes to keep these tough young-bloods off their turf.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: high school, casino, gambling, buddies, crime, high school life, crimes, partners, youth, gangsters, unlikely criminals, sport team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 5.7
 336
Ten Benny (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story of a young shoe salesman whose overestimation of his own sharpness leads to gambling debts, pissed-off loan sharks, and overall misery.
Style: clever, serious, talky, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: down on your luck, best friends, dangerous animal, gangsters, betrayal, friendship, parents and children, gambling, twentysomething life, working class, crimes, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.5
 771
River of Grass (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Cozy, a dissatisfied housewife, meets Lee at a bar. A drink turns into a home break-in, and a gun shot sends them on the run together, thinking they've committed murder.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, road movie ...
Plot: on the run, on the road, friendship, chases and races, crimes, crime, lovers on the run, heist, love and romance, partners, couples, friends
Time: 90s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.0
 2K
The Wee Man (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The true life story of the rise to power of Glasgow gangster Paul Ferris.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, crime, urban ghetto, gangsters, rise to the top, vengeance, crimes, rivalry, criminal's revenge, rise and fall, uninhibited rivalry, frame up ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 90s
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Hippocrates: Diary of a French Doctor (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Benjamin is meant to be a great doctor, he’s certain of it. But his first experience as a junior doctor in the hospital ward where his father works doesn’t turn out the way he hoped it would. Responsibility is overwhelming, his father is all but ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous
Plot: hospital, doctors and patients, workplace situations, medicine, nothing goes right, parents and children, workplace, family relations, power relations, disorder, strike, doctor patient relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Music of Chance (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two men face the consequences of gambling after playing with men beyond their league.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: gambling, card game, gambler, millionaire, buddies, countryside, life is a bitch, human nature, down on your luck, danger, dishonesty, lottery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
They Shoot Movies, Don't They? ...The Making of 'Mirage' (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: They Shoot Movies, Don't They? is a voyeuristic look at first time director Tom Paulson and the movie he wrote called Mirage. Frank Gallagher is the documentarian whose camera waits and watches as Paulson navigates through a jungle of ...
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: actor's life, blind ambition, showbiz, filmmaking, nothing goes right, media, artists and showbiz, manipulations, obsession, addiction, ambition, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 4.3
 253
Starstruck (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A screenwriter befriends a washed up teen idol.
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: hollywood, sitcom, drugs/alcohol, actor's life, buddies, rise and fall, friendship, workplace romance, kidnapping, filmmaking, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
I Know You Know (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Jamie, an 11-year-old boy, is fascinated by his father Charlie’s espionage work until the world of spies becomes all too real. Charlie lives in his own reality—an undercover agent, always on an important mission, always on the move. Life for ...
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, witty, exciting ...
Plot: secret agents, single parent, delusion, spy, parent child relationship, espionage, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, working undercover, coming of age, heroes, undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.2
 111
Voice Over (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A married woman — seeking to purify herself through a "disconnection vow" — leaves her husband and returns to her parents’ home, but finds a situation far from the peace and quiet she had imagined.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty, clever
Plot: parents and children, dull life, unfulfillment, family relations, introspection, siblings relations, homecoming, breakup, nothing goes right, couples, disorder
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.5
 334
Us Two (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Françoise has gone into business seducing men whose wives want to divorce them, and who need incriminating evidence against them. In addition, she has a little blackmail operation going on on the side with politicians who can't afford a ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: prostitute, on the run, crimes, crime, dishonesty, romance, criminal heroes, gangsters, cons and scams, frame up, heist, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: marseille, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Young and Dangerous: Portland Street Blues (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 114 min.
Story: This spin-off movie provides a different contrast to the familiar Young and Dangerous films with greater character development. This time, the story's focus is on a female character - Sister 13 (Sandra Ng) of the "Hung Hing" triad. In ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, crime, martial arts, gangsters, urban ghetto, criminal heroes, crimes, athlete's life, criminal's revenge, gays and lesbians, master criminal, going straight ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The State of Things (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK, West Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: On location in Portugal, a film crew runs out of film while making their own version of Roger Corman's The Day the World Ended (1956) . The producer is nowhere to be found and director Munro attempts to find him in hopes of being able to finish ...
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, captivating, humorous
Plot: filmmaking, showbiz, on the road, artists and showbiz, hotel, nothing goes right, mystery, chases and races, hollywood, workplace, disorder, nuclear holocaust ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, usa, portugal, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.8
 46
Brother (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Georgia, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Giorgi is 16 years old when he discovers another world through American films forbidden in all Soviet Union until then. Since the post-revolutionary chaos in his home town, Tbilisi, Giorgi has wanted to have succeeded by following the path of his ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, siblings relations, teenage life, coming of age, youth, family relations, prodigy, political unrest, crimes, society, disorder
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: georgia (former ussr)
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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A Rather English Marriage (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A squadron leader and a retired milkman decide to bury their differences and move in together after they are both widowed on the very same night. They become a companionable if odd couple, until their unlikely friendship is threatened by the arrival ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Plot: odd couple, friendship, dealing with death, singleness, elderly, social relations, friends, starting over, parents and children, social differences, working class, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Powwow Highway (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Buddy Red Bow is struggling, in the face of persecution, by greedy developers and political in-fighting, to keep his nation on a Montana Cheyenne Reservation financially solvent and independent. Philbert, a simple-minded friend of Buddy's, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Plot: native american, friendship, discrimination, false accusation, hopes, love and romance, partners, society, family relations, life is a bitch, friends, odd couple ...
Time: 80s
Place: montana, usa, london, mexico, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Goodbye, South, Goodbye (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Taiwan, Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Gao (Jack Kao) is riding the train to Pinghsi to set up a 10 day gambling den with his friend Hsi (Hsi Hsiang).
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: restaurant, politics, crime, gangsters, crime gone awry, cons and scams, crimes, nanny, gambling, criminal heroes, dishonesty, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: taiwan, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Sleepless Town (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Kenichi is a half-Japanese, half-Chinese man of the underworld. You can sell him anything except children's organs. His domain is in Kabukicho, a gangland controlled by various Shanghai gangs intent on taking control. His former ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic, rough ...
Plot: criminal heroes, police investigation, urban, crime, gang, gangsters, master criminal, drug dealing, track down, vengeance, heroic mission, police corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.7
 2K
Elisa (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Marie has had a tough childhood ever since her mother Elisa committed suicide. She has spent most of her life in an orphanage and now makes a living as a small time criminal in Paris. Now she wants to unravel her past and find her father whom she ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: innocence lost, on the road, redemption, parents and children, dysfunctional family, estrangement, dishonesty, family problems, mentally unstable, track down, vengeance, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Leaving No Trace (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Mexico
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A woman steals from her drug-dealer boyfriend and runs away. She meets a sympathetic woman on the way who helps her escape.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, touching
Plot: friendship, on the road, friends, buddies, drug dealing, self discovery, life is a bitch, partners, society, family relations, driving, drug dealer ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, latin america, cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Yellow Eyes of the Crocodiles (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Two sisters, their families, and sometimes complicated lives.
Style: realistic, compassionate, sincere, cynical, motivational ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: ambition, family relations, rising to stardom, disorder, life turned upside down, sister sister relationship, direction and purpose, parent child relationship, price of fame, mother daughter relationship, working mom, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
In the Beginning (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: France, present day. A professional conman passes himself off as the boss of a construction site building a highway extension. He cons the whole region, hires dozens of workers and cynically enjoys the profits of his scam until he meets the lady ...
Style: serious, clever, realistic, touching
Plot: mayor, self discovery, cons and scams, crime, dishonesty, fall in love, love and romance, disorder, small time, petty criminal, pretense, power of love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: europe, france, flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.7
 941
The Jewel (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Amanzio Rastelli appointed several of his relations to managerial positions in his firm. They decided to think internationally and now business is heavily in debt. Luckily for the Rastellis, Bolta the accountant uses all the tricks of his art to ...
Style: clever, serious, realistic, thought provoking, tense
Plot: rise and fall, corporate crimes, dishonesty, unfulfillment, family business, ambition, legal, family relations, working the system, stock broker, bankruptcy, bribery ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Enlightenment Guaranteed (1999)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Two middle aged German brothers - one New Age and recently divorced, the other uptight and sceptical - travel to a Zen monastery in Japan in search of enlightenment, or perhaps just in search of themselves.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, feel good
Plot: zen, travel, new age, culture clash, hopes, love and romance, brother, urban, partners, society, couples, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 8.1
 3K
Dry Summer (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A scheming tobacco farmer sets out to ruin his competition by diverting the local water to his own property.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, bleak, tense
Plot: summer, water, murder, betrayal, village, moral dilemma, wife husband relationship, farm, siblings relations, crimes, dishonesty, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.2
 501
The Good Road (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Pappu is a truck driver. Supporting his parents and extended family is beyond his means. Now, he has been presented a plan. An accident will be staged. Pappu will "die". Insurance payments are substantial.David and Kiran, a middle class ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, road movie
Plot: missing child, parents and children, cons and scams, working class, dishonesty, society, family relations, asian indian, child prostitution, lost, pimp, suv ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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