Movies like Moonlighting 1982

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Moonlighting (1982)
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Moonlighting (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Polish contractor, Nowak, leads a group of workmen to London so they can provide cheap labor for a government official based there. Nowak (Irons) has to manage the project and the men as they encounter the tempations of the West and loneliness and separation from their families. Nowak is the only one of the group who speaks English, and he uses this as a tool over his team. When the unrest in Poland leads to a military takeover, Nowak is faced with a much more difficult situation than he expected.
Style: bleak, realistic, thought provoking, tense, sincere, serious, captivating, suspenseful, contemplative, allegory ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: culture clash, misfit, injustice, life is a bitch, polish, society, working class, political unrest, boss and employee, disorder, fish out of water, workplace, state affairs, workplace situations, power relations, construction worker, immigrants, bicycle, immigration, confession, solidarity, shoplifting, apartment, mentor, greed ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, poland, england, europe

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Most similar movies to Moonlighting

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and thought provoking films with plots about society, life is a bitch, injustice, state affairs, workplace, workplace situations and culture clash mostly in Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like Moonlighting: Goodbye (2011), Man of Marble (1977), Palermo or Wolfsburg (1980), The Invisible Eye (2010), It's a Free World... (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Goodbye (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Without her husband and without her lawyer’s licence, which has been withdrawn, Noora is left pregnant and alone in her apartment. Her attempt to leave Iran turns into a fight with male chauvinism. A personal, nerve-wracking and infuriating film ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, thought provoking, contemplative ...
Plot: rebelliousness, political unrest, danger, injustice, society, immigrants, rebellion, life is a bitch, woman in danger, strong female presence, misfit, lawyer
Place: iran, middle east
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Man of Marble (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 160 min.
Story: Man of Marble is a Polish film about a student making a film about a bricklayer who was once idolized. She interviews people who knew him and finds old footage that lead to an unfolding mystery that causes her producer to cancel the project.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, meditative, compassionate ...
Plot: heroes, working class, friendship, politics, eviction, testimony, injustice, idealism, pregnancy, father daughter relationship, ex husband ex wife relationship, communism ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 70s, year 1976, 1950s
Place: poland, europe, tokyo, japan, canada
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85%
Palermo or Wolfsburg (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 173 min.
Story: Palermo or Wolfsburg (German: Palermo oder Wolfsburg) is a 1980 film by Werner Schroeter. It tells the story of an Italian immigrant who comes to West Germany in search of work.
Style: bleak, stylized, captivating, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: courtroom, society, rivalry, social misfits, immigrants, love and romance, disorder, injustice, misfit, life is a bitch, fish out of water, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, germany, sicily, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
The Invisible Eye (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France, Spain
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Spying on her students, a teacher finds an exciting hobby.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: political unrest, high school life, teachers and students, society, youth, workplace, rebellion, against the rules, social relations, workplace situations, responsibility, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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 ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: exploitation, realism, immigrants, fighting the system, employment agency, society, life is a bitch, injustice, working class, cons and scams, social differences, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, britain
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74%
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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
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67%
Distant Lights (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lichter is an episodic tale from Hans-Christian Schmid about the life on the boarder between Germany and Poland. The film sheds light on the everyday stories of escape and desperateness.
Style: contemplative, serious, captivating, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: taxi driver, border, immigrants, danger, politics, human spirit, political unrest, couples, architect, redemption, rebelliousness, against the odds ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, europe, germany, ukraine
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Jean Charles (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Brazil
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The tragic true story of Jean Charles de Menezes, the innocent Brazilian shot dead by British police in 2005 at the height of the London terrorist alerts.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, sincere, contemplative
Plot: wrong place wrong time, mistaken identity, injustice, life is a bitch, social differences, family relations, society, city life, political unrest, immigrants, graphic violence, state affairs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
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61%
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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 ...
Plot: working class, social misfits, realism, family problems, dull life, family relations, life is a bitch, betrayal, unfulfillment, society, unsupportive spouse, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 80s, 50s
Place: london, europe, england
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59%
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All or Nothing (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Penny's love for her partner, taxi-driver Phil, has run dry. He is a gentle, philosophical guy, and she works on the checkout at a supermarket...
Style: bleak, realistic, sentimental, sincere, serious ...
Plot: working class, taxi driver, dysfunctional family, family relations, family problems, injustice, parents and children, society, couples, family in crisis, unwanted pregnancy, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, algeria, florida ...
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57%
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Home Again (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Returning to a "home" they hardly know after being deported from their adopted countries for minor criminal offenses, three people from very different backgrounds try to make a new life for themselves, in Jamaica in this gutsy drama from ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, captivating, serious, psychological ...
Plot: deportation, homecoming, culture clash, immigrants, society, hopes, life is a bitch, starting over, injustice, rivalry, down on your luck, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: jamaica, england, usa, united states, canada
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57%
 6.8
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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 ⇓
57%
Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, India, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Thirty years on from the 1984 Union Carbide plant malfunction, the consequences of which are tragically ongoing, A Prayer for Rain is the powerful and moving story of the Bhopal tragedy, one of the great corporate and environmental scandals of the ...
Style: serious, bleak, disturbing, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: life is a bitch, workplace, dishonesty, chaos, environmentalism, factory, society, state affairs, danger, human nature, workplace situations, political corruption ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: india
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Friends & Crocodiles (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Paul Reynolds is a Gatsby-like figure: owner of a magnificent house, the host of great parties, and a collector of interesting people. He persuades Lizzie Thomas, a secretary at a local estate agent's, to come and work for him as his assistant, ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, tense, sexual ...
Plot: entrepreneur, workplace romance, secretary, mentor, couples, rise to the top, love triangle, obnoxious boss, ambition, workplace, lifestyle, power relations ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: england, europe, london
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55%
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, human nature, workplace situations, moral dilemma, unsupportive coworkers, supportive coworker, working class, supportive spouse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: belgium, europe
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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
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55%
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
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54%
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Plenty (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: David Hare's account of a one-time French freedom fighter who gradually realizes that her post-war life is not meeting her expectations.
Style: thought provoking, contemplative, serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: french resistance, world war two, love and romance, crumbling marriage, hopes, introspection, wartime life, homecoming, innocence lost, haunted by the past, society, soldier ...
Time: 1940s, 1950s, 50s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: england, europe, london, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Journey of Hope (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, Turkey, UK, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In a village in eastern Turkey, tales of the economic success of Turks in Switzerland inspire Haydar to convince his wife Meryem that they must go. He sells their livestock and small plot of land in exchange for passage for two. He wants to leave ...
Style: bleak, rough, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: immigrants, family life, human nature, adventure, hopes, life is a bitch, obsessive quest, escapades, society, survival, culture clash, human spirit ...
Time: 80s
Place: turkey, switzerland, europe
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52%
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Locke (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Ivan Locke has worked hard to craft a good life for himself. Tonight, that life will collapse around him. On the eve of the biggest challenge of his career, Ivan receives a phone call that sets in motion a series of events that will unravel his ...
Style: talky, suspenseful, stylized, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: driving at night, one night, on the road, driving, adultery, human nature, family problems, life turned upside down, marital problem, telephone call, car phone, construction site ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, usa, london
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51%
Once They Marched Through a Thousand Towns (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A dramatization of the controversial trial concerning the right for Neo-Nazis to march in the predominately Jewish community of Skokie.
Style: sincere, disturbing, gloomy, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: legal, holocaust, suburbs, courtroom drama, civil rights, hopes, against humanity, society, state affairs, opposites attract, religions or cults, injustice ...
Time: 80s
Place: illinois, usa
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49%
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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: realistic, tense, sincere, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: politics, workplace, workplace situations, political intrigue, boss and employee, disagreement, state affairs, politician, prime minister, chief of staff, nudity (full frontal - brief), rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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48%
10,000 Black Men Named George (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the 1920s, the rights of American workers to join a labor union was still considered an open question, and African-Americans were routinely denied their civil and economic rights. 10,000 Black Men Named George, the title, refers to the fact ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, thought provoking, tense, contemplative ...
Plot: interracial relations, labor union, injustice, rise to the top, ambition, fighting the system, rebellion, society, social decay, discrimination, racism, price of justice ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20s, 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Dealers (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The London branch of Whitney Paine, a major American investment bank, is in the midst of a crisis; after the loss of $100 million, one of their leading traders, Tony Eisner commits suicide by putting a slug through his head while seated at his place ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: bank, money, banker, boss and employee, workplace romance, fall in love, power relations, couples, contests and competitions, crimes, love and romance, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, europe, england
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46%
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Panther (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Panther is a semi-historic film about the origins of The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. The movie spans about 3 years (1966-68) of the Black Panther's history in Oakland. Panther also uses historical footage (B/W) to emphasize some ...
Style: controversial, disturbing, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: militant, racism, interracial relations, black panther party, black panthers, revolution, politics, state affairs, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, california, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Pinochet's Last Stand (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 77 min.
Story: In 1998 former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet visits Britain for medical treatment. On being tipped off, Amnesty International seize the chance to bring to justice a man they insist is guilty of multiple human rights violations. The newly-elected ...
Style: disturbing, atmospheric, thought provoking, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: politics, extradition, rebellion, state affairs, life is a bitch, against humanity, society, legal, downfall, dishonesty, dictator, politician ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1998, 1990s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.0
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Small Faces (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Three teenage brothers, gang-member Bobby, troubled mama's boy Alan and self-assured prankster Lex, reside in a downtrodden section of Glasgow, Scotland, circa 1968. But while Bobby and Alan are beginning to experience the power of raging ...
Style: bleak, realistic, rough, tense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gang, illiteracy, working class, coming of age, dysfunctional family, leadership, society, crimes, life is a bitch, school, parents and children, human nature ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 1960s
Place: scotland, europe, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Blue Kite (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The lives of a Beijing family throughout the 1950s and 1960s, as they experience the impact of the Hundred Flowers Campaign, the Great Leap Forward, and the Cultural Revolution.
Style: gloomy, realistic, sincere, contemplative, thought provoking ...
Plot: prisoner of war camp, revolution, politics, labor camp, innocence lost, parents and children, family life, political unrest, rebelliousness, society, family relations, reform ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 70s
Place: china, asia, california, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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42%
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War Book (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In a contemporary Commons briefing room, a government minister and several aids enact the ‘war book’ exercise: a protocol written in the 1950s which is periodically played out to test post-nuclear scenarios. Low-budget but high-concept, War Book ...
Style: serious, tense, bleak, suspenseful, thought provoking ...
Plot: apocalypse, politics, danger, chaos, international crisis, state affairs, control room, international relations, terrorism, end of the world, nuclear war, government official ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, india, london, pakistan, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%