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Advantageous (2015)
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Advantageous (2015)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a near-future city where soaring opulence overshadows economic hardship, Gwen and her daughter, Jules, do all they can to hold on to their joy, despite the instability surfacing in their world.
Style: thought provoking, serious, bleak, gloomy, futuristic, melancholic, cerebral, scenic, philosophical, enigmatic ...
Plot: unemployment, corporation, identity, single parent, life is a bitch, society, family in crisis, future dystopia, mother daughter relationship, family relations, technology, single mother, job, education, hologram, parenthood, loneliness, science, metaphysics, sacrifice, fantasy world, dialogue, dystopic future, imagination, family drama ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, united states, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, bleak, realistic and melancholic films with plots about society, life is a bitch, catastrophe, runaway, life philosophy, mentor and dialogue mostly in Drama, Sci-Fi and Family genres. Some movies like Advantageous: Rain Without Thunder (1992), The Company Men (2010), Visioneers (2008), Half-Life (2008), Able Edwards (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Rain Without Thunder (1992)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: This evocative faux documentary imagines a dystopian near future in which the government monitors every woman's sexual activity. At its center is Allison Golding (Ali Thomas), serving a life sentence for having an abortion. As politicians, ...
Style: bleak, serious, futuristic, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: feminism, injustice, future dystopia, pregnancy, social decay, fighting the system, society, life is a bitch, against the rules, legal action, fascism, legal ...
Time: future, 2040s, near future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, sincere, serious, depressing ...
Plot: unemployment, corporate world, workplace, family problems, life is a bitch, corporate, starting over, society, americana, down on your luck, workplace situations, job seeking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 6.1
 5K
Visioneers (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Visioneer George Washington Winsterhammerman lives a comfortable but monotonous life in this slightly futuristic black comedy. When people start exploding from stress and George is showing early symptoms, he's forced to examine his life. Taking ...
Style: humorous, surreal, not serious, gloomy, futuristic ...
Plot: golf, workplace, estrangement, office, deadly, society, unfulfillment, disorder, self discovery, future dystopia, plague, workplace situations ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 5.4
 434
Half-Life (2008)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: As troubling signs of global cataclysms accelerate, a brother and sister react to their father's desertion and the powerful presence of their mother's new boyfriend.
Style: serious, offbeat, sexual, realistic, futuristic ...
Plot: parents and children, teenage love, suburbs, suburban life, society, family relations, gays and lesbians, prodigy, single parent, manipulations, save the world, innocence lost ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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 5.4
 125
Able Edwards (2004)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The story of the clone of a famous entertainment mogul created to revive the glory days of his deceased predecessor's corporation. In the process of restoring reality entertainment to a synthetic, virtual world, the clone relizes he has yet to ...
Style: serious, stylized, bleak, clever, thought provoking
Plot: space station, workplace intrigue, outer space, ambition, rivalry, society, workplace, power relations, boss and employee, future dystopia, life is a bitch, unfulfillment ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Brave New World (1998)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In a futuristic totalitarian society, people have no control of their lives or their destiny.
Style: futuristic, bleak, serious, atmospheric, thought provoking ...
Plot: utopia, helicopter, genetic engineering, government agency, urban, human nature, social differences, future dystopia, danger, society, life is a bitch, rescue ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 146 min.
Story: A robotic boy, the first programmed to love, David is adopted as a test case by a Cybertronics employee and his wife. Though he gradually becomes their child, a series of unexpected circumstances make this life impossible for David. Without final ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, thought provoking, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: a.i., adoption, artificial intelligence, androids and robots, future dystopia, destiny, adventure, parents and children, human nature, parenthood, society, family relations ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Red Cockroaches (2003)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Cuba
Duration: 82 min.
Story: First of a Trilogy: In a New York ravaged with acid rains, a man in his twenties meets a mysterious, yet familiar young woman who disrupts the banality of his day-to-day existence. Together, they will embark on a surreal journey with a devastating ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, futuristic, surreal, suspenseful ...
Plot: genetic engineering, ketchup, cockroach, mysterious character, apocalypse, incest overtones, alternate reality, future dystopia, society, self discovery, haunted by the past, mutant ...
Time: future
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.2
 73
Marussia (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: France, Russia
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In cities like Paris there are countless people from Eastern Europe who have forsaken their homelands because they can see no future there. Lucia and her little daughter Marussia are two such people. They have been thrown out by the Russian ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: society, childhood, immigration, immigrants, single parent, poverty, family, down on your luck, life is a bitch, misfit, family relations, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
The Coming Days (2010)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Welcome to 2020: The European Union has collapsed following the fourth Gulf War and massive barricades keep illegal immigrants out of cities that are barely functioning. In the middle of this highly volatile environment is the family of Walter ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy, captivating
Plot: introspection, siblings relations, future dystopia, political unrest, society, terrorism, human nature, chaos and mayhem, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, social decay, danger ...
Time: 21st century, future, 2010s
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 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: atmospheric, psychological, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: unemployment, down on your luck, countryside, dishonesty, family problems, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, couple relations, crimes, society, couples, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: switzerland, europe, france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.3
 20K
The Last Mimzy (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two siblings begin to develop special talents after they find a mysterious box of toys, and soon their parents and even their teacher are drawn into a strange new world – and find a task ahead of them that is far more important than any of them ...
Style: serious, touching, fairy tale, futuristic, cerebral ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: time travel, children, family, golf, adventure, teleportation, supernatural ability, young heroes, parent child relationship, miraculous event, toys, heroic mission ...
Time: future
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 8.1
 38
3:13 (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: From living a normal life to surviving homelessness in the city of Miami, Peter is a victim of the turbulent U.S. recession during late 2000's. A drama based on true events.
Style: bleak, serious, thought provoking, realistic
Plot: life is a bitch, society, unfulfillment, family problems, social misfits, unemployment, life turned upside down, misfit, family relations, disorder
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, miami, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Ever Since the World Ended (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Twelve years ago, a plague swept through, wiping out most of the population; in San Francisco, only 186 people remain. Two of them use jury-rigged batteries to power a camera and make a documentary. We see a variety of approaches to survival, from ...
Style: bleak, serious, thought provoking, tense, sincere
Plot: survival, apocalypse, future dystopia, wilderness, escapades, society, chaos, life is a bitch, introspection, chaos and mayhem, filmmaking, danger ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 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: serious, gloomy, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Plot: immigrants, working class, culture clash, lottery, anthology, immigration, urban, down on your luck, racism, urban ghetto, unemployment, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, mexico, latin america, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.8
 44K
THX 1138 (1971)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: People in the future live in a totalitarian society. A technician named THX 1138 lives a mundane life between work and taking a controlled consumption of drugs that the government uses to make puppets out of people. As THX is without drugs for the ...
Style: futuristic, bleak, stylized, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: prison, future dystopia, computer, chase, utopia, factory, pregnancy, radiation, totalitarianism, college, life is a bitch, bald ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.3
 38K
Fahrenheit 451 (1966)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the future, the government maintains control of public opinion by outlawing literature and maintaining a group of enforcers, known as "firemen", to perform the necessary book burnings. Fireman Montag begins to question the morality of ...
Style: futuristic, atmospheric, bleak, clever, serious ...
Plot: future dystopia, book, totalitarianism, book burning, social decay, resistance, fighting the system, rebellion, firemen, fire, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: future, near future, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.5
 104K
The Giver (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: South Africa, Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice, a young boy is chosen to learn from an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure of the "real" world.
Style: thought provoking, atmospheric, futuristic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: society, future dystopia, rebelliousness, destiny, teaching the ways of the world, utopia, life is a bitch, human nature, chases and races, memory, youth, danger ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 5.6
 755
Puzzlehead (2005)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: In a post apocalyptic world where technology is outlawed, Walter, a reclusive scientist, secretly creates a self-aware android, "Puzzlehead". Jealously erupts when Puzzlehead wins the affection of Julia, the beautiful shopgirl that Walter ...
Style: serious, bleak, suspenseful, futuristic
Plot: androids and robots, man versus machine, love triangle, future dystopia, technology gone awry, imaginary, society, a.i., betrayal, obsession, chaos, chess ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
No Place Like Home (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A Pittsburgh apartment superintendent loses his job and home when the apartment building where he lives and works at is suddenly destroyed by fire. Daniel and his family moves in with his brother but that doesn't last for long due to the two ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: unemployment, down on your luck, family in crisis, working class, urban ghetto, life is a bitch, society, family problems, family relations, apartment, wife, husband ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.5
 15K
Margaret (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A young woman witnesses a bus accident, and is caught up in the aftermath, where the question of whether or not it was intentional affects many people's lives.
Style: psychological, emotional, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bus, innocence lost, high school, teacher, mother daughter relationship, drugs/alcohol, haunted by the past, family, truth, road accident, investigation, police ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
New Rose Hotel (1998)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A corporate raider and his henchman use a chanteuse to lure a scientific genius away from his employer and family.
Style: atmospheric, serious, stylized, realistic, sexual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, betrayal, gangsters, neo noir, crime gone awry, assassination attempt, corporation, genius, temptation, espionage, dangerous attraction, crimes ...
Time: future, near future
Place: asia, usa, japan, new york, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
It's All About Love (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy, France, Canada, Spain, USA, Japan, Sweden, UK, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story of two lovers and their attempts to save their relationship in a near-future world on the brink of cosmic collapse. John, and world-famous ice skating star, Elena, are about to sign divorce papers when they realise that, in spite of ...
Style: psychological, stylized, epic, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: airport, apocalypse, cloning, romance, lovers on the run, wife husband relationship, new love, climate change, escape, future dystopia, chases and races, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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The Sunset Limited (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on the play of the same name by Pulitzer Prize Winner Cormac McCarthy, this searing two-character drama mixes humor and pathos while examining the relationship between strangers who are brought together by desperate circumstances. Set in a New ...
Style: intellectual, talky, bleak, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: suicide attempt, belief, one on one, suicidal, question, religions or cults, christianity, society, religion, dialogue driven, atheism, dialogue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.6
 854
Desert Bloom (1986)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story involves Rose Chismore's youth. She flashes back and remembers her coming-of-age. Her recollections are sometimes less than sweet, particularly those of her troubled and alcoholic step-father. Her memories of Robin, her first-love, ...
Style: emotional, serious, sentimental, realistic, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, desert, single parent, coming of age, crumbling marriage, introspection, working class, suburbs, human nature, parents and children, urban ghetto, siblings relations ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.5
 17K
Interiors (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A look at a dysfunctional family dominated by the controlling madness of its matriarch, Eve. Her reluctant husband and their three daughters make doomed efforts to cope with Eve's demands, while also trying to get on with their own lives. But, ...
Style: talky, bleak, psychological, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, depression, suicide attempt, introspection, urban, parents and children, beach house, poet, beach, white rose, siblings relations, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 8.1
 96K
Stalker (1979)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Near a gray and unnamed city is the Zone, a place guarded by barbed wire and soldiers, and where the normal laws of physics are victim to frequent anomalies. A Stalker guides two men into the Zone, specifically to an area in which deep seeded ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, art house, psychological, philosophical ...
Plot: wish come true, stalker, scientist, future dystopia, russian, psychic, cause and meaning, human nature, soldier, society, escapades, post apocalypse ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Seize the Day (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Tommy Wilhelm (Robin Williams) is a salesman. An honest, hard-working guy who has lost his job, his girlfriend, and left part of his sanity behind as he heads to New York to pick up the pieces of his life. He's always been able to sell, but ...
Style: bleak, realistic, semi serious, gloomy, no music ...
Plot: unemployment, single parent, crumbling marriage, going straight, introspection, self discovery, alcohol abuse, down on your luck, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, midlife crisis, working class ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Raspberry Magic (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Eleven-year-old Monica Shah is a brainy schoolgirl whose science fair project about growing raspberries becomes a touching emotional crusade. After her dad leaves and her mother falls into a funk, Monica decides it's her job to rescue the ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, unemployment, single parent, school, in the woods, teaching the ways of the world, indian lead, youth, family relations, androids and robots, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.1
 728
Our Song (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Focusing on the bonding between three female (an African American female, a half African American half Latino American female, and a Latino American female) high school members of Brooklyn's "Jackie Robinson Steppers Marching Band" ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sincere, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, friendship, music band, coming of age, neo realism, down on your luck, high school life, urban ghetto, urban ghetto life, society, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, future, 80s
Place: new york, usa, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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