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Groenten uit Balen (2011)
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Groenten uit Balen (2011)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Belgium
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The story of the laborer family Debruycker during the turbulent strike by Vieille Montagne in 1971.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy
Plot: fighting the system, rebellion, working class, parents and children, life is a bitch, family life, labor union, human spirit, society, workplace, factory worker, workplace situations, factory, teenage life, family relations, hopes, urban ghetto life, store, urban ghetto, father
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, belgium

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and touching films with plots about society, life is a bitch, family relations, working class, hopes, parents and children and fighting the system mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like Groenten uit Balen: Lulu the Tool (1971), Strike (2006), Cesar Chavez (2014), The Organizer (1963), Goodbye Gary Cooper (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: emotional, sincere, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: factory, working class, factory worker, labor union, rebellion, fighting the system, rebelliousness, workplace situations, power relations, boss and employee, social differences, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
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Strike (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Poland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In poverty, she found strength. In oppression, she found courage. In solidarity, she found a reason to believe again. Acclaimed German actress Katharina Thalbach (THE TIN DRUM, SOPHIE’S CHOICE) stars in this hard-hitting historical drama set during ...
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Plot: working class, labor union, ambition, rebellion, fighting the system, human spirit, society, life is a bitch, workplace, politics, rivalry, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, poland
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Cesar Chavez (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A biography of the civil-rights activist and labor organizer Cesar Chavez. Chronicling the birth of a modern American labour movement, Cesar Chavez tells the story of the famed civil rights leader and labour organiser torn between his duties as a ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: labor union, fighting the system, rebellion, working class, idealism, hopes, leadership, society, life is a bitch, social relations, migrant worker, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, california, arizona, yuma arizona
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The Organizer (1963)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, Yugoslavia
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Professor Sinigaglia (Marcello Mastroianni) is the title character in this darkly comedic Italian drama about mistreated factory workers in the city of Turin. Toiling away in appalling conditions in a textile mill, these employees have no one to ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: factory, working class, politics, fighting the system, labor union, prostitution, running from police, sweatshop, solidarity, strike, misery, righting the wronged ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century, 20th century, 1900s, 1890s
Place: italy, turin italy
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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, society, hopes, family relations, family problems, isolation, working class, parents and children ...
Place: france, europe, south of france
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Harlan County War (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A Kentucky woman whose mine-worker husband is nearly killed in a cave-in, and whose father is slowly dying of black lung disease, joins the picket lines for a long, violent strike.
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, realistic, rough, captivating ...
Plot: against the odds, price of justice, rebellion, fighting the system, racism, human nature, working class, human spirit, society, legal, life is a bitch, ambition ...
Time: 70s
Place: kentucky, usa, new york, appalachia
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The Mill (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: Powerful historical drama series, based on the lives of real people, telling the story of young 19th-century apprentices taking their lives into their own hands for the first time.
Style: realistic, stylized, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: working class, workplace, society, factory worker, factory, life is a bitch, rich and poor, power relations, realism, social differences, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england
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The Marchers (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In 1983, in France experiencing intolerance and racial violence , three young teens and the priest Minguettes launching a largely peaceful march for equality and against racism, over 1,000 km between Marseille and Paris . Despite the difficulties ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, thought provoking, biting ...
Plot: racism, human spirit, fighting the system, rebellion, hopes, life is a bitch, society, cross country, discrimination, misfit, immigrants, racial slur ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
Place: france, lyon
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46%
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Comrades (1986)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 183 min.
Story: The story of "The Tolpuddle Martyrs". A group of 19th century English farm labourers who formed one of the first trade unions and started a campaign to receive fair wages.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: labor union, deportation, rebellion, life is a bitch, hopes, fighting the system, rich and poor, human spirit, rebelliousness, social differences, working class, negotiation ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, australia, britain
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White Irish Drinkers (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A coming of age story set in 1975 working-class Brooklyn, in which two teenage brothers living with their abusive father and their well-meaning but ineffective mother are caught up in a life of petty crime. Older brother Danny concocts a daring ...
Style: sincere, emotional, sentimental, bleak, serious ...
Plot: crimes, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, family problems, siblings relations, family life, parents and children, working class, society, hopes, domestic disturbance, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york
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Lula, the Son of Brazil (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Brazil, Argentina
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The true story of a working class boy who moves to the nation's financial capital at a young age and becomes one the most influential politician in Brazil's history.
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, sincere, serious
Plot: working class, ambition, social differences, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, hopes, family problems, urban ghetto, parents and children, single parent, rise to the top, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: brazil, latin america
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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: touching, thought provoking, captivating, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: labor union, small town, working class, fighting the system, against the odds, whistleblower, factory worker, single mother, union, factory, labor, workplace ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: alabama, usa
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Bilal's Stand (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Bilal, a Muslim high school senior works at his family's long-owned taxi stand. "The Stand," as they call it, has been the source of all activity and money for the family for the last sixty years. It seems like Bílal is about to ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, realistic, serious ...
Audience: student film
Plot: coming of age, self discovery, family business, teenage life, follow your dream, workplace, society, hopes, human spirit, parents and children, family life, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, detroit
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Illegal (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, Luxembourg, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Tania, a young Russian woman who lives illegally in Belgium with her 13-year-old son Ivan. Constantly on her guard, she dreads police checks until the day she is arrested.
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, captivating, serious ...
Plot: fighting the system, rebellion, human spirit, social differences, injustice, family relations, hopes, life is a bitch, immigrants, parents and children, society, escape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe
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The River Niger (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An intimate look at life in the ghetto: Johnny Williams is a house painter who moonlights as a poet, struggling to financially and emotionally support his cancer-ridden wife Mattie. But times are tough and the poverty-troubled streets are even ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: alcohol abuse, family life, couple relations, performer's life, family relations, urban ghetto, against the odds, parents and children, human spirit, terminal illness, urban ghetto life, redemption ...
Time: 70s
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Adela (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Adela, (Philippines' screen legend Anita Linda) a former radio personality, celebrates her 80th birthday. Alone, and without support, she longs for the family and stability of years gone by. Mundane events take on heightened meaning as Adela ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Lost Persons Area (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, Netherlands, Hungary, Germany, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A man trying to keep himself afloat and marry the woman he loves sees all that's dear to him threatened in this drama. Marcus (Sam Louwyck) works as a maintenance man for a Belgian power company, keeping lines and electrical towers in repair ...
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A Matter of Sex (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Drama - Jean Stapleton, Nancy Beatty, J. Winston Carroll
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, sincere, uplifting ...
Plot: bank, discrimination, strike, feminism, workplace situations, boss and employee, price of justice, working class, labor union, injustice, power relations, strong female presence ...
Time: 70s, year 1978, year 1977, year 1976, year 1979
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The Navigators (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In South Yorkshire, a small group of railway maintenance men discover that because of privatization, their lives will never be the same. When the trusty British Rail sign is replaced by one reading East Midland Infrastructure, it is clear that there ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: unemployment, friendship, workplace intrigue, life is a bitch, human spirit, working class, fighting the system, workplace, society, small town, injustice, corporate crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england
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Red Light Revolution (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, China
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A luckless Beijinger opens an adult shop to make ends meet, sparking a sexual revolution in his conservative neighborhood.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: society, rebellion, fighting the system, farce, life is a bitch, workplace, against the rules, store, parents and children, workplace situations, family relations, silly humor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Offline (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A man attempts to reclaim the life that prison took from him but his dark past threatens to ruin everything.
Style: serious, sincere, touching, realistic, gloomy
Plot: redemption, starting over, haunted by the past, human nature, dysfunctional family, estrangement, family relations, family problems, parents and children, hopes, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium
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Damaged Care (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Anesthesist Doug Peeno hopes to pay for the legal costs of preventing his son Bryan being left in his first wife's bad custody with he proceeds of his present wife Linda's new job. She's the first graduate in her family and eagerly ...
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: public health, idealism, against the odds, uncover truth, rebellion, ambition, fighting the system, injustice, couples, family problems, negligence, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
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They Don't Wear Black Tie (1981)
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. ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, bleak
Plot: family relations, couples, realism, injustice, society, life is a bitch, parents and children, factory, working class, couple relations, labor union, class struggle
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: brazil
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The Kautokeino Rebellion (2008)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Religious and cultural reawakening inspires rebellion in a 19th century Norwegian village.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, epic, bleak
Plot: rebellion, christianity, rebel, political unrest, rebelliousness, life is a bitch, society, religions or cults, state affairs, tragic event, war, blood ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, norway
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32%
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Kamchatka (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain, Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The movie show us how life was in Argentina for dissident people, in the seventies, under the military government.
Style: sentimental, sincere, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: family life, family in danger, life is a bitch, youth, confined, isolation, parents and children, political unrest, totalitarianism, society, parent child relationship, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina
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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: realistic, serious, emotional, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: factory worker, politics, introspection, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, working class, family problems, youth, family life, human nature, factory, drug dealing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, iran
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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, sincere ...
Plot: working class, immigrants, unemployment, society, realism, parents and children, workplace, unfulfillment, fired from the job, misfit, workplace situations, supportive coworker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden
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...First Do No Harm (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When Lori Reimuller learns that her young son Robbie has epilepsy, she first trusts the judgment of the hospital staff in how best to bring it under control. As Robbie's health slides radically downhill, however, she becomes frustrated and ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, sincere, uplifting ...
Plot: family relations, hospital, hopes, bittersweet, small town life, death in the family, small town, against the odds, single parent, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: baltimore, usa
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32%
Profoundly Normal (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story. Donna Lee Shelby (Kirstie Alley), a mentally retarded girl who lives in Forest Haven, an institution for the developmentally disabled, meets Ricardo Thornton (Delroy Lindo), a fellow resident. When Forest Haven is closed by a ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting, sentimental ...
Plot: interracial relations, couples, friendship, family life, human spirit, family in crisis, idealism, fighting the system, hopes, society, coping, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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31%
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The Delay (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Uruguay, Mexico, France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Agustín forgets things; he is aging and he knows it. María is never alone: she watches over everyone, sleeps very little, and works too much. She’s increasingly overwhelmed. One day, on impulse, María decides to abandon Agustín. The tightening ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, sincere, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, mental illness, working class, family life, society, life is a bitch, urban ghetto life, single parent, old man, poverty, nursing, urban ghetto ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: uruguay, latin america
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