Movies like Advantageous

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Advantageous (2015)
 6.2
 4K
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, bleak, gloomy, serious, futuristic, melancholic, cerebral, scenic, philosophical, enigmatic ...
Plot: unemployment, corporation, identity, family relations, life is a bitch, society, single parent, future dystopia, family in crisis, mother daughter relationship, technology, job, single mother, 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, catastrophe, culture clash, runaway and mentor mostly in Drama, Sci-Fi and Family genres. Some movies like Advantageous: Able Edwards (2004), Rain Without Thunder (1992), Marussia (2013), The Company Men (2010), Visioneers (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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: thought provoking, clever, bleak, serious, stylized
Plot: space station, cyberspace, rivalry, life is a bitch, boss and employee, future dystopia, workplace intrigue, unfulfillment, cloning, society, workplace, top executive ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: disturbing, bleak, serious, realistic, futuristic ...
Plot: feminism, injustice, legal action, against the rules, future dystopia, state affairs, life is a bitch, fighting the system, social decay, pregnancy, fascism, legal ...
Time: future, near future, 2040s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 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: touching, gloomy, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: society, immigration, childhood, life is a bitch, family in crisis, family problems, immigrants, down on your luck, misfit, single parent, family relations, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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 ⇓
91%
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 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, biting, not serious, futuristic ...
Plot: golf, workplace, self discovery, dull life, society, disorder, deadly, plague, future dystopia, workplace situations, unfulfillment, life is a bitch ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 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: futuristic, offbeat, sexual, touching, serious ...
Plot: teenage love, prodigy, save the world, youth, single parent, dull life, religions or cults, suburbs, militant, manipulations, parents and children, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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, thought provoking, surreal, mind bending, offbeat ...
Plot: alternate reality, ketchup, genetic engineering, cockroach, danger, imaginary, life is a bitch, mysterious character, future dystopia, self discovery, chaos, society ...
Time: future
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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: realistic, bleak, serious, captivating, gloomy
Plot: life is a bitch, unfulfillment, international crisis, siblings relations, future dystopia, state affairs, family in crisis, chaos and mayhem, family relations, refugees, society, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, future, 2010s
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 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: realistic, serious, bleak, thought provoking
Plot: unemployment, life is a bitch, social misfits, unfulfillment, life turned upside down, misfit, society, family relations, family problems, disorder
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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, disturbing, atmospheric, bleak, serious ...
Plot: genetic engineering, utopia, helicopter, rescue, state affairs, future dystopia, love and romance, life is a bitch, love triangle, danger, government agency, human nature ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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: emotional, thought provoking, sentimental, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: a.i., artificial intelligence, androids and robots, adoption, future dystopia, destiny, adventure, parents and children, parenthood, society, human nature, human relationship ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: usa, new york, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 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 ⇓
75%
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: gloomy, thought provoking, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Plot: unemployment, working class, society, family relations, urban ghetto, family problems, life is a bitch, down on your luck, family in crisis, brother brother relationship, daughter, apartment ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 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: suspenseful, bleak, serious, futuristic
Plot: love triangle, future dystopia, androids and robots, a.i., imaginary, technology gone awry, man versus machine, chaos, society, betrayal, obsession, self discovery ...
Time: future
⇓ 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: sincere, serious, bleak, thought provoking, tense
Plot: survival, wilderness, chaos, filmmaking, danger, chaos and mayhem, life is a bitch, escapades, future dystopia, apocalypse, society, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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, sincere, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: single parent, unemployment, doctor, starving child, family life, family problems, society, human nature, down on your luck, human spirit, family relations, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: serious, touching, realistic
Plot: coming of age, unemployment, dysfunctional family, androids and robots, parents and children, teaching the ways of the world, family relations, wizards and magicians, power relations, programmer, society, school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 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, thought provoking ...
Plot: prison, future dystopia, utopia, chase, pregnancy, totalitarianism, factory, radiation, hologram, computer, technology gone awry, chases and races ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 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 ⇓
64%
 6.5
 284
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: touching, gloomy, captivating, sincere, serious ...
Plot: working class, life is a bitch, down on your luck, drugs/alcohol, parents and children, family problems, single parent, society, urban, moral dilemma, family relations, marijuana ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 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, rebelliousness, future dystopia, destiny, utopia, teaching the ways of the world, life is a bitch, danger, youth, chases and races, human nature, memory ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 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, teleportation, golf, family, adventure, toys, children, miraculous event, young heroes, rivalry, psychic, warning ...
Time: future
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Bastard Out of Carolina (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Difficult tale of poor, struggling South Carolinian mother & daughter, who each face painful choices with their resolve and pride. Bone, the eldest daughter, and Anney her tired mother, grow both closer and farther apart: Anney sees Glen as ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, disturbing, emotional, serious ...
Plot: sexual abuse, dysfunctional family, innocence lost, parents and children, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, corporal punishment, coming of age, family in crisis, couple relations, child abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 50s, 40s, 1940s ...
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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: realistic, bleak, semi serious, gloomy, no music ...
Plot: unemployment, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, hopes, down on your luck, crumbling marriage, couples, going straight, family problems, introspection, alcohol abuse, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 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, stylized, intellectual, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: book, future dystopia, totalitarianism, resistance, book burning, social decay, rebellion, fighting the system, right and wrong, social problems, snitch, layoff ...
Time: future, near future, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 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, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: stalker, scientist, wish come true, post apocalypse, russian, cause and meaning, human nature, future dystopia, psychic, society, escapades, surrealism ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.1
 282K
Real Steel (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi, Sport
Country: USA, India
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In the near-future, Charlie Kenton is a washed-up fighter who retired from the ring when robots took over the sport. After Charlie's robot is trashed, he reluctantly teams up with his estranged son Max to rebuild and train an unlikely contender.
Style: futuristic, exciting, stylized, emotional, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: androids and robots, contests and competitions, father son relationship, boxing, sport, underdog, technology, against the odds, family relations, rise to the top, bonding, training ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: usa, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.6
 976
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: touching, sentimental, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: prank, lesbian, culture clash, family in crisis, golden years, siblings relations, uninhibited rivalry, crumbling marriage, suburban life, family gatherings, immigrants, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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, legal, teenage life, legal action, drugs/alcohol, life is a bitch, family relations, youth, haunted by the past, teacher ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ 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: sincere, serious, realistic, thought provoking, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, coming of age, friendship, music band, musician's life, against the odds, social misfits, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, down on your luck, hopes, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s, future, 80s
Place: usa, new york, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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