Movies like Manuel

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Manuel (2017)
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Manuel (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An eighteen-year-old boy is released from an institute for minors with no family support, and for the first time tastes the bittersweet flavor of freedom; an imprisoned mother longs to go back and start all over again. These are the characters taken from the real world and transferred into a film that is first of all a shadowing of human beings, of their hopes and little acts of cowardice. But it is also the story of a time of waiting, of a soul going around in circles, a coming of age in a desolate and oppressive, marginal context that becomes a character in its own right.
Plot: drug abuse, brothel, painting, panic attack, house arrest, techno music, working class, bakery, social worker, carpenter, juvenile detention, solidarity, defense attorney, underwater scene, snorting cocaine, acting audition
Time: 2010s
Place: rome italy, italy

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about female nudity, prostitute, family relations, working class, nudity (full frontal - brief), couples and police mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Manuel: His Days Are Numbered (1962), The Intruder (2017), Paprika (1991), The Vice of Hope (2018), The Cricket (1980). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
His Days Are Numbered (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A middle-aged plumber quits his job and questions his life after seeing somebody his own age suddenly die from a heart attack on his way to work.
Plot: lawyer, painter, night, trial, death of protagonist, farmer, prostitute, artist, painting, heart attack, working class, alienation ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: italy, rome italy
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95%
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The Intruder (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Switzerland, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Naples. Present day. Giovanna, a combative 60-year-old social worker on the frontline of the daily war against pervasive criminality, is confronted, like a modern Antigone, with a moral dilemma that threatens to destroy her work and her life. ...
Plot: urban, coming of age, police, soccer, arrest, female protagonist, caterpillar, children, police arrest, mother daughter relationship, social worker, little girl ...
Time: 2010s
Place: naples italy, italy, napoli italy
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91%
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Paprika (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young country girl comes to town and works in a brothel in order to help her fiance get the money to start his own business. "Paprika" is the name given to her by the madam.
Style: erotic, cult film
Plot: brothel, anal sex, female genitalia, erotica, prostitute, prostitution, pimp, self sacrifice, femme fatale, lust, female nudity, marriage ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Vice of Hope (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: To support her family, Maria works as a trafficker of surrogate mothers, transporting them from place to place along a river — but when one disappears, Maria is left with the task of finding her and must enter deeper into a world she wishes to ...
Plot: child trafficking, brothel, death of dog, child rape, seine river, motorboat, christmas, coast, amusement park, hopes, pregnancy, river ...
Time: 2010s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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 187
The Cricket (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An impressionable young woman's relationship with an aging prostitute leads to a job as a maid at a brothel.
Plot: parent child relationship, prostitute, brothel, maid, mother slaps daughter, murder, female nudity, mother daughter relationship, suicide by drowning, nudity (full frontal - brief), deep cleavage, bare breasts
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.9
 60
Fontamara (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Fontamara is a village in the Marsica, forgotten by all but God and its inhabitants are called 'cafoni' (boors). Berardo Viola wants to marry Elvira but only after gaining enough money to buy some land and in order to reach his aim he has ...
Plot: farm, leftist, resistance, countryside, fascism, police, italian fascism
Time: 1930s
Place: rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Land in Between (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 78 min.
Story: SILHOUETTE: Nigerian prostitutes dealing with miscellaneous customers EUGLEN & GERTIAN: Daily recruitment of Albanian immigrants seeking work but without working residency permit. SELF SERVICE: a night with Ahmed, egyptian illegal gas ...
Style: semi documentary
Plot: television, prostitute, migration, racism, shepherd, landscape, immigrants, house painter, non professional cast, albanian
Place: rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Gli Invisibili (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: At the beginning of the eighties, Sirio, a young worker at the steelworks in Terni with a past in the student struggles, decided to abandon his job as a soldier in an extreme left-wing group.
Plot: years of lead, communist, prison riot, violence, mafia, police, friendship, prison, working class, terrorism, organized crime, jail
Time: 80s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 5.8
 314
Lady Caliph (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: La Califfa's husband was killed during the strikes so she takes the side of the strikers. Her conflict with the plant owner Doverdo gradually turns into a love relationship.
Plot: strike, industrialist, labor strike, secret love, working class, entrepreneur, protest, factory, panties, female nudity, white panties, girl in panties ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Lulu the Tool (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A conscientious factory worker gets his finger cut off by a machine. The accident causes him to become more involved in political and revolutionary groups.
Style: realistic, sincere, emotional, serious, contemplative
Plot: factory, working class, factory worker, labor union, rebellion, fighting the system, power relations, workplace situations, rebelliousness, boss and employee, social differences, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.1
 164
Signorina Effe (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Emma was born and raised in a working-class family, but she's long had bourgeois ambitions and has risen through the ranks to become a white-collar employee with the Fiat automobile company.
Plot: blue collar, factory worker, labor strike, working class, female director, years of lead, politics, worker, strike, factory, italian history, communism ...
Time: 80s
Place: turin italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Good Ground (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young woman with cancer travels to a remote wilderness zone in Northern Italy in search of an alternative cure. What she and her friend, Martino, find is a secluded paradise, but their arrival threatens its fragile existence.
Plot: library, alternative medicine, redemption, mountain, recluse, police chase, skinny dipping, wilderness, nature
Place: italy, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 318
The Thursday (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: It's the story of a day spent by Dino, separated by his wife, who sees his son Robertino after five years. Dino has not contributed anything in life and to win the affection of his son, invents a story about his past. At the end of the day ...
Style: italian comedy
Plot: cadillac, family relations, seaside, priest, high society, diary, divorce, instructor, zoo, love, soccer, beach ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Way We Laughed (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Studying to become a teacher in Turin, Italy, Pietro is joined by his older brother, Giovanni, who has moved up from Sicily. While Giovanni is a worker with no schooling, Pietro shows considerable promise in academics, prompting the elder sibling to ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: working class, school, immigrants, prostitute, human nature, siblings relations, parents and children, family in crisis, small town, small town life, idealism, family life ...
Time: 50s, year 1962, 60s, 1950s, 1960s ...
Place: sicily, europe, italy, turin italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Honey (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Irene, nicknamed 'Miele', has devote herself to people looking for help, and tries to alleviate their suffering even when they make extreme decisions. One day she has to cope with Grimaldi and his invisible malaise.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy
Plot: thirtysomething life, poisoning, coping, life is a bitch, nudity (full frontal - brief), male female friendship, female director, unfulfillment, sexual content, pubic hair, white panties, panties ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: italy, tijuana mexico, rome italy, istanbul turkey, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
A Burning Hot Summer (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Paul reflects on the summer he met Angèle and Frédéric as he watches his friend being laid to rest.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, tense, sexy ...
Plot: friendship, breakup, fall in love, human nature, couples, artists and showbiz, love and romance, love triangle, adultery, husband wife relationship, sexual relations, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, rome italy, europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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The Fiances (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A young man has a renewed interest in his girlfriend when he takes a job that separates the two.
Style: contemplative, realistic, serious, emotional, touching
Plot: longing, long distance relationship, hopes, starting over, romance, dishonesty, couple relations, working class, true love, infidelity, introspection, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: sicily, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.8
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Terraferma (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Sicilian family deals with the arrival of a group of immigrants on their island.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, sincere, touching
Plot: tourist, society, moral dilemma, family in crisis, immigrants, family relations, rules and policies, family problems, family life, ocean, misfit, ocean or sea ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: italy, sicily, southern italy, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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The Great Beauty (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Jep Gambardella has seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades, but after his 65th birthday and a shock from the past, Jep looks past the nightclubs and parties to find a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty.
Style: philosophical, intellectual, surreal, absurd, lyrical ...
Plot: journalist, high society, artist, aging, writer's life, nun, introspection, stripper, old love, art, surrealism, party ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: rome italy, italy, vatican
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.6
 2K
The Dinner (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Story about two brothers and their wives, and the interactions between them and their two high school age children. When the kids get into serious trouble together, how will the parents relationships change with and among each other? Will the ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, talky, biting ...
Plot: family gatherings, life turned upside down, parents and children, family life, couples, couple relations, family in crisis, siblings relations, under the surface, family problems, human nature, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
To Love the Damned (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 84 min.
Story: What happened to Italy during the absence of one young rebel. Svitol (Flavio Bucci) has been hiding out in South America. Then one day he gives up on his life in exile and decides to head back home. Everything has changed. The radical left is now in ...
Plot: frustration, years of lead, assassination, heroin, cocaine, debauchery, drug use, extramarital affair, police officer, drug addict, heroine, communism ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: rome italy, milan italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Life Is Beautiful (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union, Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A politically neutral man is arrested and tortured in prerevolutionary Lisbon, and forced to make, and act on, a political commitment. …
Style: political
Plot: murder, killer, police, politics, crime, crimes
Place: italy, portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Family Portrait (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Marcello Mastroianni gives a sensitive, finely judged performance as Enrico, a struggling journalist in the Rome of 1945. He receives a phone call informing him that his younger brother Lorenzo (Jacques Perrin) has died. Enrico recalls their long ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, touching, non-linear
Plot: unfulfillment, estrangement, humble, favoritism among siblings, family relations, family in crisis, siblings relations, terminal illness, reunion, social differences, retirement home, childhood ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 30s, 21st century ...
Place: italy, europe, florence, florence italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Driver's Seat (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A woman flies to Rome on a reckless quest, not for love but for death.
Style: suspenseful, offbeat, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, surrealism, split personality, mentally unstable, mysterious character, danger, crimes, mystery, amateur detective, deadly, misfit ...
Time: 70s
Place: rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Inheritance (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Rome, 1880. Gregorio Ferramonti (Anthony Quinn) has decided to close his bakery, the family business. Then he tells his sons Pippo (Gigi Proietti), Mario (Fabio Testi) and Teta that they will have to fend for themselves. But Irene (Dominique ...
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, sexual, stylized
Plot: cuckolded husband, cheating wife, father son conflict, manipulations, dishonesty, love and romance, manipulation, couples, family relations, infidelity, parents and children, sex with sister in law ...
Time: 70s, 1880s
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.0
 993
Traffic Jam (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, West Germany, Spain
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A large international cast takes part in this comedy in which the stories of numerous individuals whose cars are stalled in a massive Roman traffic jam are told.
Style: italian comedy
Plot: traffic jam, claustrophobia, stress, soccer, traffic, dark humor, rape, ambulance, smoking, satire, male female relationship, car ...
Time: 70s
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.4
 210
Bubu (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Bubu leaves his job in a bakery, forces his girl-friend into prostitution, and from then on lives out of the money she makes. The young couple find their place in the world of prostitutes and pimps, but the lack of perspective in their life - which ...
Plot: prostitute, bakery, pimp, conflict, money, sexually transmitted disease, misery, death of father, quitting a job, impossible love, illness, fired from the job ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Everybody's Fine (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Matteo Scuro is a retired Sicilian bureaucrat, a widower with five children, all of whom live on the mainland and hold responsible jobs. He decides to surprise each with a visit and finds none as he imagined.
Style: clever, sentimental, emotional, tragicomedy, serious ...
Plot: family relations, introspection, family life, human nature, on the road, dysfunctional family, family problems, estrangement, homeless, parents and children, unfulfillment, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: italy, sicily, florence, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Misunderstood (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Rome, 1984, Aria is nine-year-old girl. On the verge of divorce, Aria's infantile and selfish parents are too preoccupied with their careers and extra-marital affairs to properly tend to any of Aria's needs. While her two older sisters are ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: separated parents, family problems, family relations, parents and children, family life, youth, female protagonist, half sister half sister relationship, little girl, school, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.9
 544
The Lovemakers (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The death of a wealthy patriarch in 1885 sets off an interfamily power struggle.
Plot: femme fatale, tragic love, anarchist, lack of money, masquerade, relic, grocery store, uncle nephew relationship, prostitute, man slaps a woman, farm, atheist ...
Time: 1880s
Place: florence italy, florence, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%