Movies like They Don't Wear Black Tie

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They Don't Wear Black Tie (1981)
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They Don't Wear Black Tie (1981)
Original name: Eles não usam black-tie
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Otavio is an idealistic union leader trying to organize workers at a factory to resist the company's exploitative practices. His son, Tião, one of the employees, is more of a realist and doesn't want to risk losing his job by striking. This clash of perspectives puts the father and son at odds. Fortunately, Tião's mother, Romana, is on hand to act as a moderator between the two opinionated men.
Style: thought provoking, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, couple relations, parents and children, injustice, life is a bitch, realism, factory, society, couples, working class, labor union, class struggle
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: brazil

Most similar movies to They Don't Wear Black Tie

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and emotional films with plots about family relations, society, life is a bitch, parents and children, family problems, couples and working class mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like They Don't Wear Black Tie: The Wild Duck (1984), Barren Lives (1963), Look Back in Anger (1989), Bopha! (1993), Sons and Lovers (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Wild Duck (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The Wild Duck is a 1983 Australian film adapted from the play by Ibsen
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: family relations, couples, society, love and romance, family life, parents and children, dysfunctional family, bird, tragedy, male female relationship, duck, insanity ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
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95%
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Barren Lives (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 'Vidas secas' tells in vivid images the almost documentary like story of a drover and his family in the northern interior states of Brazil during the drought. A family in the search of a new hope and destiny.
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, gloomy, rough
Plot: family life, parents and children, down on your luck, injustice, farm, family problems, family relations, youth, life is a bitch, brazilian, teacher, hunger ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
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: sincere, emotional, disturbing, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: working class, social misfits, family relations, dull life, couples, family problems, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, betrayal, society, life is a bitch, unsupportive spouse ...
Time: 50s, 80s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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Bopha! (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In this story of a black policeman during South African apartheid, Danny Glover plays the cop, who believes he's trying to help his people, even while serving as a pawn of the racist government. When his son gets involved in the anti-apartheid ...
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, thought provoking, emotional
Plot: racism, human spirit, idealism, parents and children, rebelliousness, moral dilemma, family life, discrimination, political unrest, life is a bitch, rebellion, family problems ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Sons and Lovers (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 96 min.
Story: During a weekend in a country house, young people eager for strong emotions end up switching partners and experimenting drugs.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, sexual, bleak ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), drug abuse, couple relations, life is a bitch, drugs/alcohol, twentysomething life, strong sexual content, couples, sexual relations, naked in public, erotica, lagoon ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 5.5
 151
Mad Ship (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Scandinavian immigrant, driven to madness by ruined dreams and the tragic death of his wife, embarks on a quixotic mission to build a homemade ship and sail out of the prairie dust bowl at the height of the Great Depression.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere
Plot: immigrants, family relations, couple relations, working class, unemployment, society, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, prairie, ship, down on your luck
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 20s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Fanny (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: "Fanny" is the second part of the "Marseille trilogy", made by Marcel Pagnol with the generic name of "Marius, Fanny and César". Fanny falls in love and is abandoned by Marius. Now she discovers she is pregnant. Her ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: wedding, parents and children, pregnancy, social differences, society, love and romance, couple relations, unfulfillment, couples, rich man, working class, sailor ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: france, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Nobody Owns Me (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story of a lone father's relationship with his daughter, of the destructive power of alcohol, of a child's vulnerability, but also of love, betrayal and socialist politics in 1970s Sweden. A unique and moving story freely based on Åsa ...
Style: bleak, touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: working class, parents and children, dysfunctional family, disorder, single parent, youth, family problems, life turned upside down, family relations, alcohol abuse, society, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Flame in the Streets (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Flame in the Streets is a 1961 British drama film directed by Roy Ward Baker. Racial tensions manifest themselves at home, work and on the streets during Bonfire Night in the burgeoning West Indian community of early 1960s Britain. Trades union ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: family relations, racism, factory, interracial relations, union, injustice, rebellion, society, opposites attract, life is a bitch, workplace, couples ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Little Girl Lost (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: This heart-wrenching story inspired by real events depicts the trials of the Brady family, who are trying desperately to adopt a helpless little girl they took in when she was in a foster care program. Clara and Tim Brady are in for the fight of ...
Style: bleak, emotional, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: adoption, family relations, life is a bitch, fighting the system, society, female doctor, doctor, telephone, stethoscope, foster home, child abuse, eyeglasses ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Given Word (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Zé is a very poor man from the Brazilian countryside. His most prized possession is his donkey. When his donkey falls terminally ill, Zé makes a promise to Saint Bárbara: If his donkey recovers, he will carry a cross - like Jesus - all the way ...
Style: sincere, emotional, bleak, realistic, serious
Plot: church, society, heroes, life is a bitch, tragic hero, once promising, obsessive quest, manipulations, escapades, wounded animal, cure, religions or cults ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Town Is Quiet (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A dark tale of working-class life in Marseilles, a city in crisis. Interesting characters include a hard-bitten but compassionate fish market worker with a drug addicted daughter and a moody bartender with a shocking secret life.
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: drug abuse, family relations, crimes, assassination, life is a bitch, couple relations, unemployment, parents and children, working class, love and romance, immigrants, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: marseille, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.1
 140
The Frost (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A couple's marriage falls apart after the death of their son. Based on Henrik Ibsen's "Little Eyolf"
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, bleak, psychological
Plot: couple relations, death in the family, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, couples, dealing with death, psychological drama, guilt, female nudity, shower
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Curse of the Starving Class (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Curse of the Starving Class is a play by Sam Shepard, considered the first of a series on family tragedies. Drama about a dirt-poor 1950's-era farm family. Dad's a foul talking drunk and Mom is desperately trying to save what's left ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: alcoholic, poverty, farm, family in crisis, unemployment, countryside, midlife crisis, rich and poor, alcohol abuse, deadend life, couples, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Everyday (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: This film charts the relationship between a man imprisoned for drug smuggling and his wife and is being shot over the course of five years, a few weeks at a time.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: confined, parents and children, life is a bitch, couples, family relations, hopes, prison, drug smuggling, husband wife relationship, society, prison life, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Gebo and the Shadow (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Despite his age and general weariness, Gebo keeps on working as an accountant to provide for his family. He lives with his wife, Doroteia, and his daughter-in-law, Sofia, but it is the absence of João, son and husband, that worries them.Gebo seems ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, suspense, tense ...
Plot: poverty, honor, family relations, family problems, parents and children, society, thief, missing child
Time: 19th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Under the Skin of the City (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Tuba works daily at a grueling textile factory in Iran, returning home every night to deal with the rest of her problematic family, which includes: a pregnant daughter whose husband beats her regularly; a teenage son, who's been getting into ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: introspection, factory worker, politics, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, family relations, family life, injustice, youth, parents and children, factory, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Brides (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Georgia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Nutsa, a young mother, lives with her two children in a suburbs of Tblissi in Georgia. Her partner Goga is in prison. They get married, so she gains the right to talk to him once a month in the visiting room on the other side of the glass. The ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, disturbing
Plot: prison life, confined, family relations, couple relations, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, visitation rights, parents and children, prison, couples, family problems, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia (former ussr)
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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The House of Bernarda Alba (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After the death of her husband Bernarda Alba puts her daughters under a rigurous mourning which does not even allow them to leave the house.
Style: bleak, touching, emotional, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: love and romance, unfulfillment, dealing with death, couples, family relations, family problems, parents and children, obsession, death in the family, family in crisis, reputation, death of husband ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Boys from the Blackstuff (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Alan Bleasdale's hugely acclaimed mini-series echoes the misery and despair of long-term unemployment. Set in Liverpool, these profoundly moving human dramas follow in turn the attempts of five working-class heroes to survive.
Style: bleak, sincere, gloomy, touching, emotional ...
Plot: unemployment, working class, life turned upside down, layoff, parents and children, down on your luck, labor union, family relations, realism, society, life is a bitch, character on the edge ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, england, northern england, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Lola (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The story follows a troubled woman and her search for identity. She is given a choice between a return to the dysfunction of the past, or a new life in self assumed identity.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: mistaken identity, hidden identity, self discovery, mentally unstable, deadly, crimes, society, couples, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, female nudity ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Invisible World (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An anthology film following different stories around the theme of invisibility in the modern world.
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: invisibility, society, female director, genocide, armenian genocide, mass murder, armenian
Place: brazil, latin america, armenia, ottoman empire, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Sky Is Gray (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Drama - From Ernest J. Gaines, author of "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman," comes a deceptively simple, yet emotionally complex tale of a young boy's discovery of what it's like to be black in Louisiana during the ...
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, thought provoking, uplifting ...
Plot: racism, life is a bitch, society, injustice, family relations, bittersweet, parents and children, interracial relations, dentist, toothache, segregation, poverty ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Goodbye Gary Cooper (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Au milieu de nulle part, une cité ouvrière vidée de sa population depuis quelques années déjà. Pourtant, certains habitants ont décidé d'y rester, plus par choix que par nécessité, parce que c'est là qu'ils sont nés et ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating, emotional
Plot: factory, single parent, unemployment, workplace, life is a bitch, hopes, society, family problems, family relations, isolation, working class, parents and children ...
Place: france, europe, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: thought provoking, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: life is a bitch, life turned upside down, family relations, society, social misfits, unemployment, misfit, family problems, homelessness, character change, unfulfillment, disorder
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: miami, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Children of Sarajevo (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, France, Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A microcosm of the fathomless suffering that remains more than 16 years since the siege of Sarajevo ended, writer-director Aida Begic’s follow-up to her 2008 Cannes Critics’ Week Grand Prize-winning debut Snow tells the story of two orphaned ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, bleak, serious, gloomy
Plot: orphan, life is a bitch, youth, society, social decay, siblings relations, friendship, family relations, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Eat Sleep Die (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young Eastern European immigrant working in Sweden is faced with a painful choice when she's laid off from her factory in the name of "efficiencies."
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, psychological, touching ...
Plot: working class, immigrants, unemployment, realism, society, unfulfillment, workplace, parents and children, fired from the job, family relations, workplace situations, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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 relations, life is a bitch, couple relations, survival, family business, against the odds, couples, parents and children, down on your luck, family in crisis, human nature, family problems ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: iowa, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.8
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Adrift (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A 1980s-set drama about a teenage girl undergoing her sexual awakening when she learns about her father's infidelities.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sexy, stylized ...
Plot: infidelity, beach house, parents and children, family relations, family problems, parent child relationship, dishonesty, love, father daughter relationship, older man younger woman relationship, coming of age, beach ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Bed You Sleep In (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Times are hard for Northwestern lumber-mill operators like Ray and his wife Jean. Ray and Jean's lives are thrown into chaos when their daughter writes home from college
Style: disturbing, gloomy, atmospheric, stylized, bleak ...
Plot: small town, family relations, working class, small town life, parents and children, wilderness, human nature, sexual abuse, introspection, domestic disturbance, family problems, life turned upside down ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%