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I, Daniel Blake (2016)
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I, Daniel Blake (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A middle aged carpenter, who requires state welfare after injuring himself, is joined by a single mother in a similar scenario.
Style: disturbing, touching, emotional, realistic, compassionate, political, inspirational, thought provoking, brutal, feel good ...
Plot: poverty, carpenter, working class, single mother, friendship, self discovery, immigrants, heart attack, social services, prostitution, welfare, bureaucracy, depression, disability, hunger, male female friendship, unemployment, widow, humiliation, black market, cardiologist, heart condition, lack of money, employment agency, catastrophe ...
Time: 2010s
Place: england, britain, united kingdom, northern england

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, reflective and emotional films with plots about runaway, society, culture clash, friendship, mentor, redemption and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres. Some movies like I, Daniel Blake: Sorry We Missed You (2019), Bread and Roses (2000), It's a Free World... (2007), Pelle the Conqueror (1987), The Dreamlife of Angels (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Sorry We Missed You (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, Belgium
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A story exploring the issue of hardship in modern-day Britain through a young couple scraping to get by in a casual jobs market. A hard-up delivery driver and his carer wife are pushed to breaking point as they struggle to keep their family afloat ...
Style: psychological, realistic, sincere, disturbing, road movie ...
Plot: poverty, working class, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, social realism, teenage boy, father son relationship, bus, job interview, family, adaptation, couples ...
Time: 2010s, year 2008, year 1984, year 1996
Place: united kingdom
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100%
Bread and Roses (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Maya is a quick-witted young woman who comes over the Mexican border without papers and makes her way to the LA home of her older sister Rosa. Rosa gets Maya a job as a janitor: a non-union janitorial service has the contract, the foul-mouthed ...
Style: realistic, melancholic, political, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: labor union, immigrants, working class, deportation, realism, janitor, fighting the system, politics, workplace, relationships, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, latin america, usa, guatemala ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
It's a Free World... (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Italy, Germany, Spain, Poland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The film focuses on Angie (Kierston Wareing), a working class woman who, after being fired by the agency that she works for, decides to set up a recruitment agency of her own, running it from her kitchen with her friend Rose (Juliet Ellis). Taking ...
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, political, thought provoking ...
Plot: realism, immigrants, employment agency, exploitation, fighting the system, injustice, workplace, society, legal, life is a bitch, cons and scams, working class ...
Time: contemporary
Place: britain, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Pelle the Conqueror (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The end of the 19th century. A boat filled with Swedish emigrants comes to the Danish island of Bornholm. Among them are Lasse and his son Pelle who move to Denmark to find work. They find employment at a large farm, but are treated as the lowest ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, meditative, compassionate, disturbing ...
Audience: kids
Plot: father son relationship, coming of age, poverty, immigrants, working class, farm, boy, corporal punishment, youth, family relations, bullying, tragedy ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1890s
Place: denmark, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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The Dreamlife of Angels (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In Lille, two penniless young women with few prospects become friends. Isa moves in with Marie, who's flat-sitting for a mother and child in hospital in comas following a car crash. Isa is out-going, unskilled, with hopes of moving south to ...
Style: realistic, touching, meditative, depressing, emotional ...
Plot: obsession, friendship, working class, coming of age, coma, depression, loneliness, love and romance, society, hopes, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Ladybird Ladybird (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Maggie has had four children, by four different fathers, removed by social services because of a previous violent relationship. When she meets Jorge, a gentle Latin American refugee, she gradually sees her chance for happiness, but her history still ...
Style: disturbing, suspense, thought provoking, biting, realistic ...
Plot: violence, love, immigrants, fighting the system, working class, dysfunctional family, nudity (full frontal - brief), hospital, children, race issues, workplace, adoption ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, california, liverpool, paraguay, london
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All or Nothing (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Penny's love for her partner, taxi-driver Phil, has run dry. He is a gentle, philosophical guy, and she works on the checkout at a supermarket...
Style: emotional, realistic, bleak, depressing, meditative ...
Plot: working class, dysfunctional family, family relations, taxi driver, loneliness, depression, family problems, injustice, parents and children, couples, couple relations, unwanted pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, new jersey, europe, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
In This World (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Torn straight from the headlines, Michael Winterbottom's compelling and prescient 'In This World' follows young Afghan Jamal and his older cousin Enayat as they embark on a hazardous overland trip from their refugee camp at Peshawar, ...
Style: bleak, inspirational, disturbing, sincere, suspenseful ...
Plot: refugee, politics, immigrants, poverty, on the road, life is a bitch, friendship, hopes, society, death, muslim, refugee camp ...
Time: contemporary, year 2001, year 2002
Place: iran, middle east, london, berlin germany, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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The Selfish Giant (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A hyperactive boy and his best friend, a slow-witted youth with an affinity for horses, start collecting scrap metal for a shady dealer.
Style: sad, depressing, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: child abuse, friendship, teenage life, poverty, coming of age, horse, domestic violence, brutality, youth, juvenile delinquency, thief, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, poland, new jersey, yorkshire, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Central Station (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An emotive journey of a former school teacher, who writes letters for illiterate people, and a young boy, whose mother has just died, as they search for the father he never knew.
Style: road movie, feel good, poignant, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: teacher, age difference, coming of age, road trip, childhood, children, youth, poverty, letter, friendship, self discovery, loneliness ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
My Name Is Joe (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, France, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two thirtysomethings, unemployed former alcoholic Joe and community health worker Sarah, start a romantic relationship in the one of the toughest Glasgow neighbourhoods.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, gloomy, touching, feel good ...
Plot: soccer, alcoholic, drugs, drug addiction, working class, friendship, debt, football, bowling, social issues, bittersweet, melancholy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland, europe, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.9
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Liam (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany, France, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A morality tale of xenophobia, religious prejudice, mob violence, poverty, and their effect on two children in Liverpool during the Depression. When a shipyard closes, Liam and Teresa's dad loses his job. Liam, who's about 8, making his ...
Style: touching, bleak, emotional, sincere, depressing ...
Plot: working class, catholicism, fascism, youth, anti semitism, dysfunctional family, domestic violence, unemployment, sin, life is a bitch, jewish, society ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: england, ireland, london, europe, united kingdom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Scrounger (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A pimp with no other means to provide for himself finds his life spiralling out of control when his prostitute is sent to prison.
Style: realistic, neorealism, serious, disturbing, talky ...
Plot: poverty, prostitute, unemployment, prostitution, pimp, robbery, family relations, life is a bitch, couple relations, criminal heroes, downfall, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, post world war two, 50s, 70s
Place: italy, rome italy, japan, tokyo, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.4
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Sweet Sixteen (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Determined to have a normal family life once his mother gets out of prison, a Scottish teenager from a tough background sets out to raise the money for a home.
Style: disturbing, bleak, sentimental, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens, teen drama
Plot: heroin, juvenile delinquency, coming of age, innocence lost, prison, drug dealing, dysfunctional family, drug dealer, downfall, family relations, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Beautiful Country (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: After reuniting with his mother in Ho Chi Minh City, a family tragedy causes Binh to flee from Viet Nam to America. Landing in New York, Binh begins a road trip to Texas, where his American father is said to live.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: vietnam war, stereotypes, life philosophy, loneliness, secrets, betrayal, social misfits, social differences, self discovery, society, immigrants, existentialism ...
Time: 90s, year 1990
Place: vietnam, texas, saigon, california, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Measure of a Man (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: At the age of 51 and after 20 months on unemployment, Thierry starts a new job that soon brings him face to face with a moral dilemma. How much is he willing to accept to keep his job?
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, psychological
Plot: unemployment, working class, layoff, economic crisis, job interview, supermarket, poverty, society, coworker relationship, surveillance camera, stealing food, petty theft ...
Time: 2010s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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, disturbing, serious, emotional, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 1940s, 20th century, 90s, 50s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.6
 43K
The Visitor (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A college professor travels to New York City to attend a conference and finds a young couple living in his apartment.
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, philosophical, depressing ...
Plot: loneliness, self discovery, friendship, immigrants, life, professor, lawyer, jazz, immigration, existentialism, midlife crisis, life philosophy ...
Place: new york, connecticut, new jersey, michigan, senegal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Since Otar Left (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Georgia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The one joy in the lives of a mother and daughter comes from the regular letters sent to them from Paris from the family's adored son, Otar. When the daughter finds out that Otar has died suddenly, she tries to conceal the truth from her ...
Style: touching, harsh, sentimental, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, poverty, elderly, life is a bitch, protecting from truth, generation gap, human nature, society, loss of child, family problems, parents and children, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, france, tokyo, japan, east germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.9
 21K
Kes (1969)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A young, English working-class boy spends his free time caring for and training his pet falcon.
Style: bleak, realistic, depressing, serious, sad ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: childhood, coming of age, school, neglected child, boy, working class, friendship, bird, teacher, child protagonist, small town, falcon ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: england, northern england, united kingdom, london, scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.4
 14K
Rosetta (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Young and impulsive Rosetta lives with her alcoholic mother and, moved by despair, she will do anything to maintain a job.
Style: serious, art house, realistic, bleak, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: realism, unemployment, loneliness, mother daughter relationship, poverty, alcoholic, life is a bitch, family problems, coming of age, down on your luck, desperation, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: belgium, california, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Xiu Xiu: The Sent-Down Girl (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong, USA, Taiwan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Young teen girl Xiu Xiu is sent away to a remote corner of the Sichuan steppes for manual labor in 1975 (sending young people to there was a part of Cultural Revolution in China). A year later, she agrees to go to even more remote spot with a ...
Style: sexy, disturbing, emotional, political, allegory ...
Plot: underage sex, prostitute, loss of innocence, revolution, innocence lost, coming of age, death, corruption, loneliness, nudity (full frontal - brief), communism, culture clash ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: china, tokyo, tibet, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Last Exit to Brooklyn (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, West Germany, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A gritty Brooklyn story about union corruption, violence, taboos and social norms. The stories told are of the sailors, the prostitute, the union bosses, the hooligans and the gay community set in the early 50s.
Style: rough, bleak, disturbing, sexy, gloomy ...
Plot: prostitute, prostitution, rape, working class, transsexual, gay, union, fight, society, gang rape, crimes, labor union ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: brooklyn new york city, new york, usa, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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Is Anybody There? (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young boy who lives in an old folks' home strikes up a friendship with a retired magician.
Style: touching, emotional, depressing, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, youth, loneliness, character study, retirement home, adolescence, justice, reconciliation, retirement home life, golden years, elderly ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, california, ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.3
 3K
Left Luggage (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK, Belgium, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: While escaping from Nazis during the WWII, a Jewish man dug suitcases full of things dear to his heart in the ground two. The war deprived him of his family, and afterwards he endlessly turns over the soil of Antwerp to find the suitcases, which ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, compassionate, heartbreaking ...
Plot: judaism, orthodox jew, family relations, jewish, racism, tragedy, nazi, life, depression, friendship, dysfunctional family, culture clash ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, poland, israel, antwerp, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.1
 4K
Wonderland (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: There's little wonder in the working-class lives of Bill, Eileen, and their three grown daughters. They're lonely Londoners. Nadia, a cafe waitress, places personal ads, looking for love; Debbie, a single mom, entertains men at the hair ...
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, talky, gloomy ...
Plot: working class, loneliness, life, multiple storylines, existentialism, parents and children, society, couple relations, sister sister relationship, weekend, adoption, melancholy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, los angeles, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.3
 7K
Dodes'ka-den (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: By turns tragic and transcendent, Akira Kurosawa’s film follows the daily lives of a group of people barely scraping by in a slum on the outskirts of Tokyo. Yet as desperate as their circumstances are, each of them—the homeless father and son ...
Style: compassionate, meditative, depressing, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: poverty, redemption, social differences, life is a bitch, working class, slum, character study, unlikely friendships, tragedy, hopes, misfit, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.3
 12K
Norma Rae (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Norma Rae is a southern textile worker employed in a factory with intolerable working conditions. This concern about the situation gives her the gumption to be the key associate to a visiting labor union organizer. Together, they undertake the ...
Style: political, inspirational, touching, suspense, feel good ...
Plot: labor union, working class, small town, courage, women, fighting the system, union, labor, workplace, business, jewish, friendship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Clean and Sober (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Hotshot real estate salesman Daryl has a bad cocaine habit. After embezzling his company's money, he wakes up next to a girl who overdosed. To hide from the police, he checks into a rehabilitation program guaranteeing anonymity. Under the ...
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, compassionate, melancholic ...
Plot: addiction, redemption, drug addiction, introspection, drug abuse, alcoholic, yuppie, tragedy, character study, crime gone awry, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, philadelphia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.8
 822
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: disturbing, sincere, thought provoking, touching, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: asthma, friendship, high school, teenager, adolescence, musician's life, lifestyle, against the odds, hopes, life is a bitch, society, youth ...
Time: future, 90s, 80s
Place: new york, california, usa, brooklyn new york city, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%