Movies like The Flight of the Swan

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The Flight of the Swan (2010)
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The Flight of the Swan (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Alexis is an explosive personality, passionate about life, humanity, nature, love and beauty. That is until the breakneck rhythm, intensity, stress and convolutions of career and economic success shatter him, alienating him from everyone and everything he loves: even his children and his soul mate Maria. Alexis is jolted back to reality when the unbridled greed of the multinational conglomerate his company is involved in causes an unprecedented ecological catastrophe costing many human lives. The multinational's Golden Boy suddenly realizes that he is nothing more than a cog in the machine he had fought so passionately against in his youth. He is determined to rediscover himself, to reclaim his soul, to rebuild the dream with Maria - but he is completely trapped. He is caught in a web of intrigue that tightens like a vice driving him to an inevitably lethal conflict with the conglomerate.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, captivating, bleak
Plot: friendship, ambition, rise to the top, obsession, intrigue, society, dishonesty, idealism, rivalry, family relations, love, dangerous animal, environmentalism, doctors and patients, catastrophe, nature, surrealism
Time: 21st century, contemporary

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Most similar movies to The Flight of the Swan

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and psychological films with plots about society, friendship, rivalry, family relations, life is a bitch, dishonesty and ambition mostly in Drama, Crime and History genres. Some movies like The Flight of the Swan: Mentor (2006), Older Than America (2008), Tales (2014), The System Within (2006), Corporate (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Secret Lives of Cheerleaders (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Naturally-gifted cheerleader Ava is an instant hit at her new school, but her quick rise in popularity is threatened by the rivalry of cheer captain and Homecoming Queen Katrina, who puts Ava and the other new recruits through a brutal initiation ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, sincere, psychological
Audience: teens
Plot: cheerleader, society, parents and children, ambition, adaptation, fight, friendship, family relations, rivalry, family, teenager, youth ...
Time: contemporary
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Mentor (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A thought-provoking drama about the power that a famous university professor holds over his students and assistants.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: love triangle, power relations, dishonesty, university, unfulfillment, ambition, manipulation, college, friendship, mentor, power, teachers and students ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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87%
Older Than America (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The truth of the past come to light in a series of haunting visions in this drama. The strange visions grow more vivid with each passing day, a young woman of Native American heritage begins piecing together a Catholic priests diabolical plot to ...
Style: tense, serious, bleak, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: dishonesty, against humanity, genocide, clergy, haunted by the past, family relations, life is a bitch, deadly, priest, parents and children, society, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, minnesota
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Tales (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Award-winning Iranian filmmaker Rakshan Banietemad ends her eight-year hiatus from feature filmmaking with this ingenious, mosaic-like narrative, which knits together the stories of seven characters to create a microcosm of Iranian working-class ...
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, psychological, touching ...
Plot: society, love, multiple storylines, everyday life, family relations, couples, friendship, down on your luck, social misfits, life is a bitch, female director, vignette ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The System Within (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Tony "Wise" Good, is an internationally famous model. He fought his way out of the inner city and rocketed straight to the top. He had it all... The career, the trophy wife, fame, fortune and all the luxuries that come with success. But ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: ambition, rise and fall, rivalry, rise to the top, lifestyle, betrayal, dishonesty, husband wife relationship, fashion model, fashion, nightmare comes true, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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, ambition, politics, society, corporate world, business ethics, corporate executive, boardroom, workplace situations, blind ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
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63%
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The Wee Man (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The true life story of the rise to power of Glasgow gangster Paul Ferris.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rise and fall, rise to the top, vengeance, frame up, rivalry, crimes, life is a bitch, society, criminal's revenge, ambition, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 70s, 20th century
Place: scotland
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Sacred Heart (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Irene discovers that she must eat hearts in order to survive the alien invasion in Sicily.
Style: emotional, realistic, captivating, touching, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, society, businesswoman, dead mother, love, introspection, loss of friend, couple relations, workaholic, lifestyle change, friends, character change ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Almayer's Folly (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A tale of an occidental merchant, Kaspar Almayer, whose dreams of riches for his beloved daughter, Nina, collapse under the weight of his own greed and prejudice.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: parents and children, obsession, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, tragic hero, society, family relations, racism, ambition, hopes, rivalry, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Small World (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Conrad Lang, a handyman in a rich family - he has been raised like a brother with Thomas, who has the same age -, accidentally puts fire to the big holiday house he keeps. He returns to the town he grew up in, to the family home, where Philippe, ...
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: mental illness, mystery, haunted by the past, investigation, memory loss, family life, society, intrigue, family relations, flashback, rivalry, master and servant ...
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Purpose (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A software developer becomes a billionaire and is distracted by fame, greed and power, then must save his invention and company from a hostile takeover.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: relationship vs career, rivalry, rise to the top, redemption, materialism, infidelity, lifestyle, ambition, business, betrayal, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, company ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Forbidden to Forbid (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, Chile, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Three young Brazilian try to help a terminally ill woman who lives in the slums of Rio de Janeiro. Their youthful idealism is shattered with the cruel reality of police brutality.
Style: realistic, serious, social, psychological, rough ...
Plot: love triangle, life is a bitch, friends, friendship, urban ghetto life, society, intern, hopes, family relations, love, rivalry, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The PyraMMMid (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Russia, early 90s. A fictional story inspired by financier Sergey Mavrodi, his securities company "MMM", and the pyramid scheme he ran that left upwards of fifteen million investors with nothing when it crashed.
Style: serious, tense, realistic, captivating
Plot: rise to the top, ambition, cons and scams, downfall, rise and fall, corporate crimes, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, intrigue, political corruption, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: russia
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55%
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Max & Lenny (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Max and Lenny is the story of a friendship between two girls fighting for survival in a northern area of Marseille.
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: teenage life, ambition, follow your dream, friendship, society, youth, family relations, hip hop, hopes, music, strong female presence, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
A Date with Darkness: The Trial and Capture of Andrew Luster (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Andrew Luster, the heir to the Max factor fortune, is convicted of rape on 86 counts. This Lifetime original movie recounts the rapes committed by the infamous Andrew Luster and the women who brought him to justice.
Style: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom drama, investigation, legal, dishonesty, crimes, society, injustice, life is a bitch, sexual abuse, nightclub, rape, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
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52%
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Blue Spring (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Soon after being named the new leader of his high school's gang system, Kujo grows bored with the violence and hatred that surround him. He wants desperately to abandon his post… but his once-enviable position of power has a strange way of ...
Style: bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious
Plot: rivalry, juvenile delinquency, crimes, gang, high school, life is a bitch, friendship, high school life, society, teenage life, youth, school ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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Becloud (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Alejandro Gerber Bicecci’s “Vaho (Becloud)” tells the story of three childhood friends, Andres, Felipe, and Jose, and their lives in a dusty, run down corner of Mexico City. The boys were inseparable until they witnessed a tragedy that haunts ...
Style: disturbing, emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: friendship, haunted by the past, family relations, society, life is a bitch, parents and children, witnessing a crime, racism, lynching, guilt, friends, child witness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
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Darker Than Midnight (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Davide is different from the other teenagers. Something makes him look like a girl. Davide is fourteen when he runs away from home. His intuition leads him to choose Villa Bellini, a park in Catania, as a refuge. The park is a world in itself, a ...
Style: realistic, captivating, touching, serious
Plot: social misfits, society, family relations, parents and children, friendship, youth, lgbt, coming of age, androgyny, leaving home, misfit, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Chromophobia (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Encouraged by his editor to seek 'sexy stories that sell', a reporter preys upon the private life of an erstwhile friend, with disastrous results.
Style: emotional, touching, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: man boy relationship, friendship, celebrity culture, family relations, social worker, family problems, obsession, family in crisis, prostitute, female nudity, society, journalism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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46%
The Memory Thief (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Los Angeles tollbooth clerk becomes obsessed with the Holocaust after meeting a survivor.
Style: psychological, disturbing, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: holocaust, mental illness, losing-it hero, obsession, haunted by the past, friendship, human nature, parents and children, dull life, anti semitism, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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44%
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Alleged (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Alleged is a romantic drama based on events occurring behind the scenes and outside the courtroom of the famous Scopes "Monkey Trial" of 1925. Charles Anderson, a talented young reporter, feels trapped working for his deceased ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Plot: ambition, fighting the system, rivalry, idealism, moral dilemma, rebellion, society, dedicated lawyer, couples, columnist, righting the wronged, journalism ...
Place: tennessee
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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: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological
Plot: obsession, family relations, role playing, brother brother relationship, revenge, duel, pianist, honor, stage play, friendship, reconstruction, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Wild Dogs (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Set during the cull of the stray dogs in the city of Bucharest, The Wild Dogs weaves together a week in the lives of several citizens of and visitors to the hauntingly beautiful city. Geordie, a visiting Canadian pornographer, Bogdan, a reluctant ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, thought provoking, bleak
Plot: rich and poor, culture clash, social decay, life is a bitch, society, denial, family relations, human nature, redemption, friendship, city life, homelessness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: romania, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, India, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Thirty years on from the 1984 Union Carbide plant malfunction, the consequences of which are tragically ongoing, A Prayer for Rain is the powerful and moving story of the Bhopal tragedy, one of the great corporate and environmental scandals of the ...
Style: serious, bleak, disturbing, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: life is a bitch, workplace, dishonesty, chaos, environmentalism, factory, society, state affairs, danger, human nature, workplace situations, political corruption ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: india
⇓ 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: life is a bitch, orphan, youth, social decay, society, siblings relations, friendship, family relations, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: bosnia
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X/Y (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: As Mark, Jen, Sylvia, and Jake navigate through their emotionally-arrested states, X/Y reveals the honest and wanton desire we all have to connect with someone and what is at stake when that connection fades.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, captivating, psychological, touching ...
Plot: friends, city life, friendship, understanding, family relations, society, best friends, urban, twentysomething life, friend, sex
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Living (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In the second feature film by Russian director Vasily Sigarev, fate brings ordeals to characters that find themselves immersed in deep crisis; they must seek the strength to cope with adversity. In a remote and cold region of Russia, Galya, a ...
Style: disturbing, melancholic, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: destiny, love, tragic love, family problems, life is a bitch, husband wife relationship, self sacrifice, prayer, dialogue, hopes, religion, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Firelight (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Incarcerated women join a band of volunteers who battle forest fires and assist during natural disasters.
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: redemption, youth, juvenile delinquency, reach out, power relations, human spirit, society, hopes, friendship, fire brigade, rivalry, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Big Shot: Confessions of a Campus Bookie (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Moyher's good boy Benny Silman from Brooklyn becomes an economics student at Arizona State University for the sun and sexy girls- and the proximity of gambling paradise Las Vegas. Benny aces his studies, being a mathematical genius, but the one ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, captivating
Plot: bookies, friendship, ambition, lifestyle, fall in love, culture clash, college life, buddies, youth, follow your dream, couples, gambling ...
Time: contemporary
Place: arizona, new york, las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Coalition (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Political drama about the rise of Nick Clegg and the Liberal Democrats during the 2010 election. After the election failed to produce an outright winner, Clegg was catapulted into an unaccustomed position of influence and was the recipient of ...
Style: captivating, serious, atmospheric, psychological, clever ...
Plot: politics, campaign, political intrigue, state affairs, rivalry, rise to the top, ambition, politician, parliament, election, society, telephone conversation ...
Time: 21st century, year 2010, contemporary
Place: england, london
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37%