Movies like Two Days, One Night

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Two Days, One Night (2014)
 7.3
 41K
Two Days, One Night (2014)
Original name: Deux jours, une nuit
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, tense, sincere, thought provoking, gloomy, melancholic, bleak, depressing, enigmatic ...
Plot: injustice, unemployment, depression, workplace, working class, suicide attempt, race against time, weekend, employer employee relationship, couple relations, life is a bitch, against the odds, track down, moral dilemma, social differences, society, human nature, couples, boss and employee, supportive spouse, workplace situations, down on your luck, supportive coworker, unsupportive coworkers, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: belgium, europe

Most similar movies to Two Days, One Night

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and reflective films with plots about society, catastrophe, mentor, dialogue, redemption, culture clash and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, Mystery and Comedy genres. Some movies like Two Days, One Night: The Silence of Lorna (2008), Rosetta (1999), The Kid with a Bike (2011), All or Nothing (2002), The Promise (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Silence of Lorna (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In order to become the owner of a snack bar with her boyfriend, Lorna, a young Albanian woman living in Belgium, becomes an accomplice to a diabolical plan devised by mobster Fabio.
Style: tense, sincere, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: taxi driver, junkie, immigrants, pregnancy, realism, couples, social problems, down on your luck, social misfits, plan gone awry, drugs/alcohol, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.6
 11K
Rosetta (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Young and impulsive Rosetta lives with her alcoholic mother and, moved by despair, she will do anything to maintain a job.
Style: bleak, realistic, psychological, rough, serious ...
Plot: unemployment, snitch, poverty, alcoholic, mother daughter relationship, trailer park, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family relations, family problems, realism, layoff ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: belgium, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
The Kid with a Bike (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Italy
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Abandoned by his father, a young boy is left in the hands of an unqualified childcare provider.
Style: bleak, touching, gloomy, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: theft, pardon, kids in trouble, childhood, coming of age, responsibility, family relations, social problems, unlikely relationship, parents and children, goodhearted, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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, talky, realistic, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: working class, taxi driver, dysfunctional family, crumbling marriage, family in crisis, parents and children, couple relations, unfulfillment, down on your luck, unwanted pregnancy, family problems, social decay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe, algeria, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.9
 6K
The Promise (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Tunisia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In this acclaimed and gripping social portrait of immoral lives in need of rescue, Igor (Jérémie Renier), aged 15, and his father Roger (Olivier Gourmet) deal in housing and peddling illicit labor in the outlying districts of Liege, Belgium. ...
Style: sincere, serious, emotional, tense, realistic ...
Plot: immigrants, dysfunctional family, coming of age, youth, smuggling, family relations, death in the family, family problems, realism, teenage life, life is a bitch, babies and infants ...
Time: 90s
Place: belgium, usa, europe, antwerp, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.4
 4K
Time Out (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 134 min.
Story: An unemployed man finds his life sinking more and more into trouble as he hides his situation from his family and friends.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Plot: unemployment, family relations, crimes, couple relations, down on your luck, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, couples, dishonesty, family problems, countryside, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: switzerland, france, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.5
 16K
The Child (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Bruno and Sonia, a young couple living off her benefit and the thefts committed by his gang, have a new source of money: their newborn son.
Style: bleak, realistic, emotional, gloomy, rough ...
Plot: redemption, black market, baby, homeless, dysfunctional family, human nature, small town, life is a bitch, hopes, babies and infants, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.1
 26K
99 Homes (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After his family is evicted from their home, proud and desperate construction worker Dennis Nash tries to win his home back by striking a deal with the devil and working for Rick Carver, the corrupt real estate broker who evicted him.
Style: thought provoking, serious, sincere, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: single father, moral dilemma, real estate agent, construction worker, financial crisis, workplace, human nature, family relations, workplace situations, life is a bitch, parent child relationship, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2010
Place: florida, usa, united states, boston, new orleans ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Company Men (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Bobby Walker lives the proverbial American dream: great job, beautiful family, shiny Porsche in the garage. When corporate downsizing leaves him and two co-workers jobless, the three men are forced to re-define their lives as men, husbands and ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, sincere, depressing ...
Plot: unemployment, corporate world, workplace, starting over, family problems, down on your luck, workplace situations, life is a bitch, job seeking, americana, society, corporate ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Dreamlife of Angels (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In Lille, two penniless young women with few prospects become friends. Isa moves in with Marie, who's flat-sitting for a mother and child in hospital in comas following a car crash. Isa is out-going, unskilled, with hopes of moving south to ...
Style: talky, realistic, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: friendship, coma, working class, obsession, coming of age, couples, life is a bitch, destructive relationship, couple relations, love and romance, hopes, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s
Place: flanders, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 8.0
 72K
Short Term 12 (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Grace, a compassionate young supervisor at a foster care facility, works with her boyfriend and colleague, Mason, to help at-risk teens. But when a new charge dredges up memories of her own troubled past, Grace's tough exterior begins eroding.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, thought provoking, compassionate ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: child abuse, incest, depression, foster child, troubled teen, social worker, suicide attempt, adolescence, haunted by the past, human relationship, teenage life, parent child relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Man of Marble (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 165 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: emotional, thought provoking, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: testimony, friendship, politics, pregnancy, idealism, eviction, working class, injustice, filmmaker, communism, journalism, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1976
Place: poland, europe, tokyo, japan, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.7
 8K
The Son (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A joinery instructor at a rehab center refuses to take a new teen as his apprentice, but then begins to follow the boy through the hallways and streets.
Style: bleak, psychological, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: obsession, youth, apprentice, redemption, hopes, crimes, teachers and students, dealing with death, solitary, family problems, going straight, realism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: los angeles, belgium, usa, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.6
 2K
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 ...
Style: bleak, realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: culture clash, workplace, power relations, working class, injustice, workplace situations, life is a bitch, boss and employee, state affairs, disorder, political unrest, polish ...
Time: 80s
Place: poland, london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.4
 9K
Norma Rae (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Norma Rae is a southern textile worker employed in a factory with intolerable working conditions. This concern about the situation gives her the gumption to be the key associate to a visiting labor union organizer. Together, they undertake the ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: labor union, small town, working class, fighting the system, against the odds, factory worker, whistleblower, union, single mother, labor, factory, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.0
 2K
Liam (2000)
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, emotional, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: working class, sin, unemployment, domestic violence, anti semitism, love and romance, rich and poor, couple relations, family in crisis, down on your luck, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, seaport, liverpool, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, sincere, serious, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Plot: deportation, labor union, janitor, immigrants, politics, working class, family relations, society, power relations, boss and employee, life is a bitch, injustice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, guatemala, mexico city, tijuana mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.5
 6K
Bee Season (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: 11-year-old Eliza is the invisible element of her family unit: her parents are both consumed with work and her brother is wrapped up in his own adolescent life. Eliza ignites not only a spark that makes her visible but one that sets into motion a ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, mental illness, judaism, redemption, coming of age, family problems, parents and children, family relations, hopes, siblings relations, society, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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: realistic, rough, disturbing, serious, sincere ...
Plot: labor union, human nature, against the odds, society, ambition, unemployment, americana, injustice, workplace situations, price of justice, anti heroes, couple relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: kentucky, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.2
 346
The City (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The stories of four Hispanic immigrants living in New York City.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy, rough ...
Plot: working class, lottery, immigrants, culture clash, urban ghetto life, city life, life is a bitch, hopes, down on your luck, parents and children, family in crisis, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, mexico, latin america, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, sincere, serious, tense, touching ...
Plot: unemployment, solidarity, working class, couples, labor union, couple relations, family relations, supportive coworker, society, moral dilemma, loss of job, idealism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: marseille, france, seaport, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.7
 16K
Distant (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Uzak/Distant chronicles the numbing loneliness, longing, and isolation in the lives of two men who are consumed by their own problems. Istanbul photographer Mahmut reluctantly receives his relative Yusuf, but the mingling of their lives does little ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, gloomy, touching, psychological ...
Plot: unemployment, loneliness, photographer, recession, midlife crisis, love and romance, looking for love, porn, urban, society, human nature, introspection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, turkey, istanbul turkey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
A Single Girl (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young Parisian must make major decisions about pregnancy, a job and her boyfriend.
Style: serious, sincere, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: hotel, pregnancy, single parent, introspection, urban, human nature, social differences, working class, unemployment, unwanted pregnancy, society, social relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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: realistic, sincere, serious, emotional
Plot: factory, labor union, factory worker, working class, social differences, unsupportive coworkers, power relations, social relations, boss and employee, rebelliousness, society, rebellion ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.8
 2K
Country (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Gilbert Ivy and his wife Jewell are farmers. They seem to be working against the odds, producing no financial surplus. Gilbert has lost hope of ever becoming prosperous, but his wife decides to fight for her family.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, bleak ...
Plot: family business, survival, life is a bitch, couple relations, couples, against the odds, family in crisis, parents and children, crumbling marriage, hopes, down on your luck, family problems ...
Time: 80s
Place: america
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.2
 4K
Wonderland (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: There's little wonder in the working-class lives of Bill, Eileen, and their three grown daughters. They're lonely Londoners. Nadia, a cafe waitress, places personal ads, looking for love; Debbie, a single mom, entertains men at the hair ...
Style: talky, realistic, sincere, clever, serious ...
Plot: weekend, working class, waitress, city life, estrangement, urban, society, family relations, couple relations, siblings relations, family life, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, london, europe, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.8
 41K
The Past (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Italy, Belgium, Iran
Duration: 130 min.
Story: After four years apart, Ahmad returns to his wife Marie in Paris in order to progress their divorce. During his brief stay, he cannot help noticing the strained relationship between Marie and her daughter Lucie. As he attempts to improve matters ...
Style: emotional, realistic, gloomy, sincere, serious ...
Plot: divorce, depression, suicide, coma, dysfunctional family, french, guilt, marriage, infidelity, secret, parenthood, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012
Place: france, europe, iran, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Human Resources (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in Limoges, the movie tells the story of "good son" Franck (Jalil Lespert), who returns to his hometown to do a trainee managerial internship in the Human Resources department of the factory where his anxious, taciturn father has ...
Style: gloomy, psychological, realistic, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: working class, factory, labor union, intern, unemployment, politics, workplace, betrayal, graduation, social differences, society, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 18th century
Place: france, europe, normandy, korea, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Ladybird Ladybird (1994)
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, sincere, serious, emotional ...
Plot: social worker, pregnancy, love, children, working class, fighting the system, immigrants, dysfunctional family, hopes, family in crisis, domestic disturbance, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, paraguay, liverpool, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.1
 709
Offline (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A man attempts to reclaim the life that prison took from him but his dark past threatens to ruin everything.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: down on your luck, parents and children, family problems, job seeking, family relations, estrangement, unemployment, redemption, life is a bitch, hopes, human nature, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%