Movies like The Ordinary People

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The Ordinary People (2009)
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The Ordinary People (2009)
Original name: Rien de personnel
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Muller company organizes a reception to mark the launch of a new product. During the evening, we discover that this is actually a coaching exercise for company executives. Gradually, rumours about the upcoming acquisition of the company start to emerge and everyone finds themselves trying to save their place.
Style: realistic, cynical, psychological, captivating, humorous, semi serious
Plot: labor union, power relations, corporate world, role playing, pharmaceutical company, workplace intrigue, party, gossip, invitation, workplace, workplace situations, businessman, male female relationship, businesswoman, job, corporation, management, new job, injection, business ethics, rivalry, employer employee relationship, mistaken identity, work ethic, corporate greed ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and psychological films with plots about workplace, workplace situations, power relations, rivalry, society, couples and love and romance mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Ordinary People: Blood from a Stone (2011), The Snows of Kilimanjaro (2011), Early One Morning (2011), The Minister (2011), Burnt Out (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Blood from a Stone (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The day his bank refuses to finance him, Georges will do everything he can to save his shipyard and his employees.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, cynical, serious, captivating ...
Plot: bankruptcy, save the day, workplace, rivalry, working class, factory, labor union, boss and employee, workplace situations, society, employer, strike ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, mediterranean sea
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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, tense, captivating, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: labor union, unemployment, seaport, solidarity, moral dilemma, working class, society, couples, supportive coworker, family relations, stolen money, robbery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: marseille, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Early One Morning (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Monday morning. Paul Wertret, 50, heads off to his job as a manager at the International Credit and Trade Bank. He arrives at 8 o'clock on the dot, as usual. He enters a meeting room, takes out a gun and kills two of his bosses. Then he locks ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: bank, losing-it hero, unlikely criminals, introspection, workplace situations, road not taken, rivalry, crimes, workplace, deadly, boss and employee, murder ...
Time: 80s, 90s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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63%
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The Minister (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Transport Minister Bertrand Saint-Jean is awoken in the middle of the night by his head of staff. A bus has gone off the road into a gully. He has no choice but to go to the scene of the accident. Thus begins the odyssey of a politician in a world ...
Style: tense, sincere, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: politics, workplace, workplace situations, political intrigue, boss and employee, disagreement, state affairs, prime minister, politician, rivalry, profanity, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Burnt Out (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: François Durrieux, a man in his forties, married to Clémence and father of Benjamin, has been employed for years by the firm DSBO. In order not to lose his job, he always submits to his boss's demands whether it means working after office ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: workplace, fighting the system, parents and children, workplace situations, boss and employee, power relations, suffering, revolt, employee, middle aged man, friendship, rebellion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Living on Love Alone (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Julie Bataille is fed up with student jobs. At 23, with a 5-years university degree, she wants to work for real. She meets Ben by chance at a job interview. He's a guy who chose to live by the day, getting by with whatever crosses his path and ...
Style: humorous, captivating, semi serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: love affair, adolescence vs adulthood, fall in love, youth, love and romance, college graduate, clubbing, couples, twentysomething life, rebelliousness, nudity (full frontal - brief), destructive relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Belleville-Tokyo (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Un couple se dirige vers un train en partance pour Venise. Sur le quai, Julien annonce à Marie qu’il part en rejoindre une autre et s’en va, la laissant seule à Paris, enceinte. Bouleversée, Marie se refuse à être victime de cette ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, captivating, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: pregnancy, breakup, couple relations, theater, workplace, couples, family problems, boss and employee, love and romance, friendship, strong female presence, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Three-Way Wedding (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A play writer entertains the actors of his next play, including his ex-wife and her new lover. Everyone is finding his new place.
Style: realistic, semi serious, captivating, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: love triangle, romance, writer's life, introspection, couples, artists and showbiz, couple relations, playwright, society, friendship, rivalry, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Corporate (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Two corporate giants compete in order to recklessly maximize their respective profits.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, thought provoking
Plot: rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, workplace, politics, society, ambition, corporate world, business ethics, corporate executive, boardroom, workplace situations, blind ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Poison Friends (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A group of college students are duped by a charming pathological liar.
Style: talky, thought provoking, cynical, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, youth, power relations, friends, college life, college, teachers and students, student life, betrayal, student, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mishap ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.7
 846
Smoking Room (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The Spanish branch of an American company is obliged to enforce the ban on smoking in their offices. From now on, those who want to smoke during working hours must do so in the street. Ramirez, one of the employees of this small office composed ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: boss and employee, politics, workplace, office, obnoxious boss, workplace situations, introspection, state affairs, campaign, power relations, gender, lobbyist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.1
 447
Pater (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Vincent Lindon and Alain Cavalier drink together in bars while coming up with tall tales.
Style: realistic, serious, experimental, contemplative
Plot: friends, artists and showbiz, buddies, film within a film, filmmaking, handshake, politics, money, retiring, video camera, prime minister, bakery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Hippocrates: Diary of a French Doctor (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Benjamin is meant to be a great doctor, he’s certain of it. But his first experience as a junior doctor in the hospital ward where his father works doesn’t turn out the way he hoped it would. Responsibility is overwhelming, his father is all but ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: hospital, doctor patient relationship, doctors and patients, workplace, nothing goes right, workplace situations, medicine, doctor, fear of death, father son relationship, parents and children, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Those Who Remain (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bertrand (Vincent Lindon) dutifully visits his terminally ill wife every day, braving the long train and bus ride to and from the hospital. Lorraine (Emmanuelle Devos) not so willingly visits her boyfriend who was diagnosed with colon cancer. They ...
Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: hospital, terminal illness, unfulfillment, self discovery, love, couples, fall in love, friendship, supportive spouse, life is a bitch, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Tomorrow at Dawn (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mathieu, a piano virtuoso, goes home to help his brother Paul to take care of their sick mother. Paul is into reenacting old battles, dressing up and getting into character, even dueling if necessary. Mathieu gets involved in this world and play ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, captivating
Plot: obsession, family relations, role playing, duel, brother brother relationship, revenge, pianist, honor, reconstruction, friendship, rivalry, stage play ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Insecure (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Chérif, struggling to pass the entrance exam for nursing school, takes on a side job as a security guard. On duty there, he faces off with a group of hostile teenagers who constantly harass him, and gradually ends up an accomplice to a robbery gone ...
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: working class, fall in love, couples, society, misfit, immigrants, life is a bitch, security guard, pursuit, gang, danger, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Capital (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The head of a giant European investment bank desperately clings to power when an American hedge fund company tries to buy them out.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: top executive, rivalry, working the system, stock broker, workplace, office, boss and employee, critique of capitalism, finance, bank, wealth, money ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.2
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Little Lion (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Mitri is 15 years old and lives in a village in Senegal. Like all the youngsters of his age, he plays football, dreaming of the Barcelona and Chelsea Football Clubs. When an agent sees him, Mitri believes in his luck. But, in order to go chasing ...
Style: touching, realistic, captivating, psychological, serious
Plot: sport, follow your dream, hopes, immigrants, ambition, athlete's life, youth, life is a bitch, athlete and trainer, soccer, football, desire for fame ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, africa, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.6
 588
Wild Life (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The new film by French director Cédric Kahn focusses on Philippe Fournier, a man who lives with his 2 sons, having decided not to give them back to their mother after she won custody of the children. The children Okyesa and Tsali must grow up in ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: custody, parents and children, on the run, feral man, family relations, hidden identity, teenage life, separated parents, society, coming of age, youth, parents separation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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The Deep End (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Style: realistic, semi serious, atmospheric, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: law firm, corporate world, lawsuit, lawyer, rivalry, lawyers and clients, workplace, lifestyle, power relations, boss and employee, workplace intrigue, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Being 14 (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The lives and turbulent adventures of a bunch of fourteen-year-old teenagers, through the eyes of three young girls - Sarah, Jade and Louise - with one last year to go before high school.
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenage life, drug abuse, youth, sexuality, self discovery, college, friends, best friends, high school life, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
All Our Desires (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Claire and Stéphane are two Lyon-based judges who could hardly be more different. She is young and enthusiastic, committed to helping those unfortunates who find themselves in debt. He is older, wiser, but disillusioned with his work and his life. ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: injustice, society, legal, legal investigation, courtroom drama, legal action, hopes, workplace, life is a bitch, workplace intrigue, workplace situations, social differences ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe, lyon
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Cosmos (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Two young men seek the solitude of the country; their peace is disturbed when a set of random occurrences suggest to their susceptible minds a pattern with sinister meanings.
Style: psychological, serious, captivating, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: obsession, human nature, fall in love, satire, sparrow, dead animal, love, rivalry, countryside, umbrella, writers, jaguar car ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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In the City of Sylvia (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A man returns to a city to try to track down a lovely woman he met six years earlier.
Style: realistic, captivating, emotional, sentimental, serious
Plot: obsession, romance, city life, pursuit, looking for love, reunion, society, couples, performer's life, urban, obsessive quest, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.0
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The Bird (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young woman, withdrawn from life, rescues a live bird that had been trapped in the wall of her apartment.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: strong female presence, estrangement, restaurant, beach, food, cigarette smoking, kiss, bird, movie theatre
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
She's One of Us (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: At the start, Christine Blanc is a temp, her boyfriend has gone. Near the story's end, she's been offered a steady job, she has a fiancé, other men seem interested in her, she's passed her driving test, and, after she wins 1000 Euros ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: workplace, friendship, murder, police detective, investigation, social misfits, crimes, love and romance, deadly, workplace romance, couples, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Last Winter (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Switzerland, Luxembourg
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young farmer in Central France tries to sustain his spiritual connection to the land amid the crushing pressures of modern agriculture in this brooding drama.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, captivating, gloomy
Plot: countryside, farm, estrangement, nothing goes right, workplace, society, workplace situations, down on your luck, life is a bitch, social relations, village life, village ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.1
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Bad Girl (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Louise simultaneously discovers that she is pregnant and that her mother is seriously ill. Happiness and guilt, euphoria and sadness, filial love and love, period. She'll need a good nine months to cope with all this.
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: parents and children, terminal illness, family relations, couples, family problems, artists and showbiz, couple relations, pregnancy, unfulfillment, strong female presence, bullfighting, cancer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.4
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Family Hero (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A story of a cabaret in Nice called "Le perroquet bleu" ("The blue parrot"). The innkeeper, Gabriel, dies at the beginning of the movie and leave his business to his godchildren : Nino and Marianne, whom father had been taken ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: family relations, introspection, workplace, love and romance, lifestyle, jazz, nightclub, wooing, nightlife, family business, hopes, sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: french riviera, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Journey to the West (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Taiwan
Duration: 56 min.
Story: A Buddhist monk walks barefoot and incredibly slowly through Marseille – so slowly, that his progress is barely perceptible and he becomes a calming influence in the midst of the town’s goings-on.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, contemplative, psychological ...
Plot: clergy, solitude, monk, self discovery, introspection, journey, urban, buddhist monk, no dialogue
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: marseille, france, french riviera, europe
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