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Advantageous (2015)
 6.2
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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 thought provoking films with plots about society, life is a bitch, family relations, future dystopia, family problems, catastrophe and mentor mostly in Drama, Sci-Fi and Family genres. Some movies like Advantageous: Rain Without Thunder (1992), The Company Men (2010), Brave New World (1998), Red Cockroaches (2003), Half-Life (2008). 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: serious, bleak, 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, near future, 2040s
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: realistic, serious, sincere, thought provoking, dramatic ...
Plot: unemployment, workplace, corporate world, life is a bitch, carpenter, corporate, society, family problems, americana, family life, starting over, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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: helicopter, utopia, genetic engineering, government agency, human nature, urban, social differences, future dystopia, danger, society, life is a bitch, rescue ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ 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: futuristic, surreal, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: cockroach, ketchup, genetic engineering, mysterious character, apocalypse, alternate reality, incest overtones, future dystopia, society, self discovery, haunted by the past, mutant ...
Time: future
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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 5.4
 429
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, realistic, futuristic, sexual ...
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 ⇓
79%
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, wife, husband, homeless man ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 5.5
 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: stylized, serious, 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 ⇓
77%
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: bleak, serious, 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 ⇓
76%
 8.8
 24
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, realistic, thought provoking
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 ⇓
71%
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 ⇓
71%
 7.2
 71
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: gloomy, serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: society, immigration, childhood, immigrants, single parent, family, poverty, down on your luck, life is a bitch, misfit, family relations, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 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, futuristic, suspenseful
Plot: androids and robots, man versus machine, love triangle, future dystopia, technology gone awry, imaginary, society, a.i., betrayal, obsession, chaos, scientist ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 ⇓
56%
Hidden in America (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Story of a man Bill Januson whose pride in being the head of his family won't let him accept help from his sick daughters doctor. He has to prove to his kids that even with the death of his wife and the loss of his job that they can and will ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, disturbing ...
Plot: doctor, starving child, single parent, unemployment, parents and children, rich and poor, child illness, down on your luck, family in crisis, life is a bitch, society, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.2
 58K
1984 (1984)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: George Orwell's novel of a totalitarian future society in which a man whose daily work is rewriting history tries to rebel by falling in love.
Style: futuristic, bleak, psychological, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: future dystopia, brainwashing, society, fascism, totalitarianism, book, against humanity, big brother, politics, oppression, dishonesty, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, 20th century, 80s, year 1984, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.1
 344
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, immigration, anthology, down on your luck, urban, racism, urban ghetto, unemployment, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, mexico, latin america, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.2
 1K
Sue (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An unemployed ex-office worker (Anna Thomson) searching for work floats a fragile line of sanity as she struggles to find friendship and companionship. Her tenuous grasp on reality further fluctuates when a man (Matthew Powers) whom she met in a ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, captivating ...
Plot: unemployment, losing-it hero, mentally unstable, urban, mental health, downfall, human nature, sexual relations, life is a bitch, city life, society, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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: touching, serious, 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 ⇓
48%
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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, teaching the ways of the world, in the woods, indian lead, youth, family relations, androids and robots, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.5
 279
About Sunny (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: As things unravel for a struggling single mother in Las Vegas, she must decide what she's willing to give up to get by.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy, emotional ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, single parent, urban, moral dilemma, parents and children, down on your luck, life is a bitch, family relations, working class, society, family problems, marijuana ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.6
 966
Red Doors (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Wongs struggle to cope with life, love, and family dysfunction in the suburbs of New York.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: lesbian, prank, golden years, suburbs, immigrants, single parent, monastery, crumbling marriage, human nature, parents and children, siblings relations, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.1
 299
Woundings (1998)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A government program is trying to entice women to go to a remote island and become companions to war-scarred soldiers.
Style: bleak, serious, futuristic, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: island, soldier, anti war, wartime life, romance, war, battles, military, future dystopia, life is a bitch, post traumatic stress, sex standing up ...
Time: future, near future
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.5
 102K
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, teaching the ways of the world, utopia, destiny, life is a bitch, human nature, chases and races, danger, youth, memory ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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We Were the Mulvaneys (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Based on the novel by the same name, We Were the Mulvaneys is a sensitive portrayal of one family's journey as they face conflict, fear, tragedy and ultimately, themselves.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, bleak, gloomy
Plot: fear, family life, small town, family in crisis, family, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations, innocence lost, siblings relations, alcohol abuse, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.3
 37K
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, social decay, book burning, resistance, fighting the system, utopia, rebellion, fire, firemen, hopes ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.8
 251K
Gattaca (1997)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Science fiction drama about a future society in the era of indefinite eugenics where humans are set on a life course depending on their DNA. The young Vincent Freeman is born with a condition that would prevent him from space travel, yet he is ...
Style: thought provoking, futuristic, intellectual, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: fighting the system, future dystopia, discrimination, genetics, eugenics, destiny, space travel, society, heart disease, genetic engineering, distopia, switching roles ...
Time: future, near future
Place: french riviera, riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.8
 43K
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, utopia, computer, chase, factory, pregnancy, radiation, totalitarianism, college, life is a bitch, hearing ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
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: fairy tale, emotional, atmospheric, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: artificial intelligence, a.i., adoption, androids and robots, future dystopia, robot, cyberpunk, hologram, ice age, adventure, destiny, alien ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Lois Gibbs and the Love Canal (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An poorly-educated house-wife fights companies polluting her hometown's water-table in up-state New York during the 1970's
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak, thought provoking
Plot: criminal's revenge, impossible love, suburbs, school, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, breakup, society, suburban life, unemployment, environmentalism, fighting the system ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Prayer of the Rollerboys (1990)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Griffin, a rollerblader in the not so distant future of an economically wrecked Los Angeles, races against time to save both his younger brother and the city from the fate dealt out by the fascist rollerblading street gang, the Rollerboys.
Style: serious, bleak, futuristic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquency, future dystopia, social decay, society, chaos, life is a bitch, drug dealing, fighting crime, racism, working undercover, crimes ...
Time: future
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%