Movies like Blood from a Stone

If you like "Blood from a Stone" you are looking for thought provoking, realistic and serious movies about / with bankruptcy, save the day, labor union, factory, working class, rivalry and workplace themes of Drama genre shot in France.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
Blood from a Stone (2011)
 5.8
 230
Blood from a Stone (2011)
Original name: La Mer à boire
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: thought provoking, realistic, serious, cynical, captivating, bleak, suspenseful
Plot: bankruptcy, save the day, labor union, factory, working class, rivalry, workplace, society, boss and employee, workplace situations, employer, strike, rich and poor, workplace intrigue, power relations, dancing, ship, money, police, death, suicide, provence, male nudity, cooking, self sacrifice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, mediterranean sea

Movie in categories

Most similar movies to Blood from a Stone

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and psychological films with plots about workplace, workplace situations, society, power relations, boss and employee, working class and rivalry mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Blood from a Stone: The Ordinary People (2009), Burnt Out (2005), Capital (2012), To Mathieu (2000), The Minister (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Ordinary People (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Muller company organizes a reception to mark the launch of a new product. During the evening, we discover that this is actually a coaching exercise for company executives. Gradually, rumours about the upcoming acquisition of the company start to ...
Style: realistic, cynical, psychological, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: labor union, power relations, role playing, pharmaceutical company, corporate world, workplace intrigue, party, gossip, invitation, workplace, workplace situations, business executive ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.2
 334
Burnt Out (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: François Durrieux, a man in his forties, married to Clémence and father of Benjamin, has been employed for years by the firm DSBO. In order not to lose his job, he always submits to his boss's demands whether it means working after office ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: workplace, fighting the system, parents and children, workplace situations, boss and employee, power relations, suffering, revolt, employee, middle aged man, friendship, rebellion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.5
 5K
Capital (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The head of a giant European investment bank desperately clings to power when an American hedge fund company tries to buy them out.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: top executive, rivalry, working the system, stock broker, workplace, office, boss and employee, critique of capitalism, finance, bank, wealth, money ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 6.5
 314
To Mathieu (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Matthieu and Eric are two brothers who work at the same factory as their father in Normandy. When his father is dismissed for smoking on the factory floor, Matthieu is incensed and tries to have him reinstated, in vain. His brother has just got ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating, rough
Plot: factory, vengeance, misled, workplace intrigue, workplace, dishonesty, family relations, righting the wronged, parents and children, workplace situations, rivalry, boss and employee ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: france, atlantic ocean, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Movie in collections
workplace movies
2029
france movies
2703
cynical movies
1735
society movies
9491
 6.7
 3K
The Minister (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Transport Minister Bertrand Saint-Jean is awoken in the middle of the night by his head of staff. A bus has gone off the road into a gully. He has no choice but to go to the scene of the accident. Thus begins the odyssey of a politician in a world ...
Style: tense, sincere, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: politics, workplace, workplace situations, political intrigue, boss and employee, disagreement, state affairs, prime minister, politician, rivalry, profanity, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Early One Morning (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Monday morning. Paul Wertret, 50, heads off to his job as a manager at the International Credit and Trade Bank. He arrives at 8 o'clock on the dot, as usual. He enters a meeting room, takes out a gun and kills two of his bosses. Then he locks ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: bank, losing-it hero, unlikely criminals, introspection, workplace situations, road not taken, rivalry, crimes, workplace, deadly, boss and employee, murder ...
Time: 80s, 90s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Work Hard, Play Hard (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Philippe Seigner starts his career in business consulting at the posh Paris seat of McGregor. His first serious task is delicate: An audit at a factory, which is about to be taken over. As he soon realizes, this will mean sacking about 80 employees. ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: moral dilemma, workplace, life is a bitch, society, couples, workplace situations, unemployment, factory, couple relations, boss and employee, power relations, friendship between men ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.8
 437
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 ⇓
70%
Movie in collections
Goodbye Gary Cooper (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Au milieu de nulle part, une cité ouvrière vidée de sa population depuis quelques années déjà. Pourtant, certains habitants ont décidé d'y rester, plus par choix que par nécessité, parce que c'est là qu'ils sont nés et ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating, emotional
Plot: factory, single parent, unemployment, workplace, life is a bitch, society, hopes, family problems, family relations, isolation, working class, parents and children ...
Place: france, europe, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Snows of Kilimanjaro (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A union pensioner and his wife are robbed, but find that merely getting the assailants brought to justice is not enough for their consciences.
Style: realistic, tense, captivating, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: labor union, unemployment, seaport, solidarity, moral dilemma, working class, society, couples, supportive coworker, family relations, stolen money, robbery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: marseille, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, realism, society, workplace, unfulfillment, parents and children, fired from the job, family relations, misfit, workplace situations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, boss and employee, rebelliousness, workplace situations, social differences, power relations, fired from the job ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Belleville-Tokyo (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Un couple se dirige vers un train en partance pour Venise. Sur le quai, Julien annonce à Marie qu’il part en rejoindre une autre et s’en va, la laissant seule à Paris, enceinte. Bouleversée, Marie se refuse à être victime de cette ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, captivating, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: pregnancy, breakup, couple relations, theater, workplace, couples, family problems, boss and employee, love and romance, friendship, strong female presence, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.9
 164
Last Winter (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Switzerland, Luxembourg
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young farmer in Central France tries to sustain his spiritual connection to the land amid the crushing pressures of modern agriculture in this brooding drama.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, captivating, gloomy
Plot: countryside, farm, estrangement, nothing goes right, workplace, society, workplace situations, down on your luck, life is a bitch, social relations, village life, village ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.1
 2K
24 City (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong, Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Chengdu nowadays. The state owned factory 420 shuts down to give way to a complex of luxury apartments called "24 CITY". Three generations, eight characters : old workers, factory executives and yuppies, their stories melt into the History ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, captivating, psychological, contemplative ...
Plot: factory, working class, introspection, workplace, society, social differences, revolution, politics, working conditions, fired from the job, childhood memory, yuppie ...
Time: 70s, 21st century, 50s, 20th century, contemporary ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.5
 2K
Corporate (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Two corporate giants compete in order to recklessly maximize their respective profits.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, thought provoking
Plot: rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, workplace, politics, society, ambition, corporate world, business ethics, corporate executive, boardroom, workplace situations, blind ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.6
 3K
Just Great (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Godard examines the structure of movies, relationships and revolutions through the life of a couple in Paris.
Style: witty, sincere, clever, contemplative, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, revolution, factory, strike, reporter, political unrest, working class, workplace, fighting the system, society, state affairs, journalism ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, year 1972, year 1968 ...
Place: france, paris france, europe, asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Sauna on Moon (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In Guangdong, the forefront of China's reform and opening-up, the business of a sauna is fairly flat. The boss, Wu, together with his team, pursuits his dream and constructs a entertainment kingdom persistently with their wisdom, effort and ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, gloomy
Plot: follow your dream, life is a bitch, hopes, workplace situations, workplace, bittersweet, boss and employee, power relations, song, beach, eroticism, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
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: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: injustice, society, legal, legal investigation, courtroom drama, legal action, hopes, workplace, life is a bitch, workplace intrigue, workplace situations, social differences ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe, lyon
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Before the Winter Chill (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Luxembourg
Duration: 103 min.
Story: They are the perfect French haute bourgeois couple: Paul is a respected surgeon and Lucie cooks and gardens exquisitely. But now, in the autumn of his life, Paul can’t resist the lure of an ambiguous and dangerous relationship with a mysterious ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, psychological, exciting ...
Plot: therapist, dangerous attraction, couples, intrigue, mysterious character, femme fatale, danger, hospital, couple relations, neurosurgeon, power relations, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.8
 2K
At War (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After promising 1100 employees that they would protect their jobs, the managers of a factory decide to suddenly close up shop. Laurent takes the lead in a fight against this decision.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, thought provoking
Plot: labor union, strike, working class, business manager, class struggle, mayor, news report, factory, hard labor, layoff, demonstration, protest ...
Time: 2010s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.6
 391
Insecure (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Chérif, struggling to pass the entrance exam for nursing school, takes on a side job as a security guard. On duty there, he faces off with a group of hostile teenagers who constantly harass him, and gradually ends up an accomplice to a robbery gone ...
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: working class, fall in love, couples, society, misfit, immigrants, life is a bitch, security guard, pursuit, gang, danger, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Measure of a Man (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: At the age of 51 and after 20 months on unemployment, Thierry starts a new job that soon brings him face to face with a moral dilemma. How much is he willing to accept to keep his job?
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, captivating
Plot: unemployment, society, working class, layoff, economic crisis, job interview, poverty, life is a bitch, rivalry, dance class, dance lesson, shoplifter ...
Time: 2010s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Movie in collections
suspenseful movies
16832
dancing movies
5454
ship movies
1342
Everyday People (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The closing of a local restaurant concerns a number of employees who've dedicated their lives to the eatery
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: workplace romance, interracial relations, restaurant, fighting the system, workplace, social differences, love and romance, society, hopes, family relations, power relations, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.1
 111
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, society, hopes, immigrants, workplace situations, starting over, realism, poverty, new life, haunted by the past, plantation, strike ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.1
 618
Wild Field (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A young doctor relocates to a remote region of central Asia, thinking his fiancee soon will join him ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, emotional
Plot: boss and employee, doctors and patients, self discovery, workplace, village life, countryside, workplace situations, fish out of water, hopes, doctor, loneliness, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Two Days, One Night (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Sandra is a young woman who has only one weekend to convince her colleagues they must give up their bonuses in order for her to keep her job — not an easy task in this economy.
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, sincere, compassionate ...
Plot: injustice, depression, unemployment, workplace, employer employee relationship, supportive coworker, unsupportive coworkers, human nature, workplace situations, moral dilemma, working class, supportive spouse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: exploitation, realism, immigrants, fighting the system, social differences, cons and scams, workplace situations, injustice, life is a bitch, legal, workplace, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.4
 496
Poison Friends (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A group of college students are duped by a charming pathological liar.
Style: talky, thought provoking, cynical, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, youth, power relations, friends, college life, college, teachers and students, student life, betrayal, student, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mishap ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: touching, realistic, semi serious, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: hospital, doctor patient relationship, doctors and patients, workplace, nothing goes right, workplace situations, medicine, doctor, fear of death, father son relationship, parents and children, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%