Movies like The Jewel

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The Jewel (2011)
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The Jewel (2011)
Original name: Il gioiellino
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Amanzio Rastelli appointed several of his relations to managerial positions in his firm. They decided to think internationally and now business is heavily in debt. Luckily for the Rastellis, Bolta the accountant uses all the tricks of his art to cook the books, but catastrophe awaits.
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, tense, clever, factual
Plot: ambition, family business, rise and fall, legal, dishonesty, bribery, family relations, bankruptcy, unfulfillment, working the system, stock broker, corporate crimes, bankrupt
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 20th century
Place: italy, europe

Most similar movies to The Jewel

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, tense and touching films with plots about dishonesty, family relations, society, life is a bitch, crimes, unfulfillment and parents and children mostly in Drama, Crime and Biography genres. Some movies like The Jewel: Dormant Beauty (2012), When the Night (2011), Balancing Act (2012), Family Sins (2004), Nicholas' Gift (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Dormant Beauty (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A mosaic of several intertwined stories questioning the meaning of life, love and hope, set during the last six days in the life of Eluana Englaro, a young woman who spent 17 years in a vegetative state.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, contemplative
Plot: paralysis, doctor, dealing with death, life is a bitch, parents and children, family relations, mercy killing, mother daughter relationship, death, murder, father daughter relationship, suffering ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, 2000s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
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95%
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 297
When the Night (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After meeting during their vacation, two young people with solitary lives suddenly come into a relationship that could benefit both of them.
Style: gloomy, contemplative, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: mountain, family relations, haunted by the past, love and romance, parents and children, fall in love, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment, female director, snow, mother son relationship
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 90s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Balancing Act (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Having cheated on his wife, Giulio, a municipal employee, moves out, but has to find a solution on how to still support his family, and himself.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, breakup, parents and children, family problems, life is a bitch, couples, down on your luck, unfulfillment, job seeking, downfall, adultery, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Family Sins (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the Burt family who seemed normal, upstanding members of the community but were actually deeply embedded in crime. The matriarch took in foster children who were subsequently molested and abused by her husband and children ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, thought provoking, serious, bleak
Plot: sexual abuse, courtroom drama, unlikely criminals, legal action, dishonesty, family problems, crimes, legal, under the surface, family relations, arson, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rhode island
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 395
Nicholas' Gift (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Fact based drama about an American couple on vacation in Italy in 1994 with their two children who are attacked and shot by highway bandits. Shortly they discover that their son is brain dead. The parents are then faced with the hard decision to ...
Style: emotional, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: family relations, family in crisis, transplant, family problems, terminal illness, dealing with death, parents and children, life is a bitch, death in the family, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, death of child ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Heart of the Beholder (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a family who opened the first videocassette rental stores in St. Louis in 1980. The family was ruined by a corrupt prosecutor who had been blackmailed by a religious group because the family refused to remove Martin ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: rebellion, rivalry, fighting the system, religions or cults, legal, corporate crimes, life is a bitch, dishonesty, society, courtroom drama, injustice, campaign ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: rise to the top, rise and fall, rivalry, ambition, lifestyle, betrayal, dishonesty, husband wife relationship, fashion model, contests and competitions, crimes, city life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Freefall (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Freefall is the first drama to tackle the extraordinary financial crisis Britons are living through. Helmed by multiple BAFTA-winning director Dominic Savage, the film takes a startling and provocative look at the events that caused people's ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: society, social decay, stock broker, working the system, life is a bitch, downfall, working class, human nature, dishonesty, unfulfillment, blind ambition, banker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Movie in collections
 7.9
 63
3:13 (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: From living a normal life to surviving homelessness in the city of Miami, Peter is a victim of the turbulent U.S. recession during late 2000's. A drama based on true events.
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, bleak
Plot: life is a bitch, life turned upside down, misfit, society, social misfits, family relations, unemployment, family problems, homelessness, character change, unfulfillment, disorder
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, florida, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rise and fall, rise to the top, vengeance, frame up, rivalry, dishonesty, life is a bitch, crimes, criminal's revenge, ambition, society ...
Time: 70s, 90s, 80s, 20th century
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Stopped on Track (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Frank and Simone have fulfilled a dream and live with their two children in a row house in the suburbs. They are a happy couple, until the day Frank is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. The family is suddenly confronted with death.
Style: realistic, contemplative, emotional, captivating, serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, family life, unfulfillment, suburbs, hospital, dealing with death, life is a bitch, family problems, family in crisis, pubic hair, cancer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Diaz - Don't Clean Up This Blood (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Romania, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A reenactment of the final days of the 2001 G8 Summit.
Style: thought provoking, tense, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: police brutality, rebelliousness, globalization, political unrest, fighting the system, violence spree, demonstration, violence, political protest, bullying, humiliation, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2001, 2000s
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Two Mr. Kissels (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Drama based on a true story. Rich, high-flying brothers Robert and Andrew Kissel seemingly have everything: beautiful wives who love them, great jobs and huge houses. But beneath the surface lie resentments and secrets that will eventually be their ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful
Plot: infidelity, family relations, dishonesty, couples, couple relations, mystery, crimes, deadly, murder, cons and scams, crime, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Pregnancy Project (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The Pregnancy project tells the real story of Gaby Rodriguez, a seventeen-year-old who attended a Washington state high-school and made her senior school project the treatment of pregnant teenagers by pretending to be pregnant.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sentimental, thought provoking
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, family relations, youth, high school, parents and children, pregnancy, dishonesty, teachers and students, power relations, social relations, high school life, teenager
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
House of Versace (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Based on Wall Street Journal reporter Deborah Ball’s widely-read book "House of Versace: The Untold Story of Genius, Murder, and Survival", the movie brings to light the story of Donatella, who, following the brazen murder of her ...
Style: realistic, touching, stylized, serious
Plot: fashion, family business, rise to the top, rise and fall, fashion industry, ambition, workplace, addiction, life is a bitch, siblings relations, family relations, fashion designer ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Hands Over the City (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Rod Steiger is ferocious as a scheming land developer in Francesco Rosi’s Hands over the City, a blistering work of social realism and the winner of the 1963 Venice Film Festival Golden Lion. This expose of the politically driven real-estate ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, clever, serious
Plot: politics, election, investigation, political corruption, crimes, dishonesty, manipulation, bribery, state affairs, manipulations, fighting the system, lie ...
Time: 1940s, 21st century, 40s, 60s, 1960s
Place: italy, europe, naples italy, southern italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.2
 398
Our Country (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set in Milan, where people's lives are invisibly lead by money in its different shapes: too much, too little, stolen, earned, visible and even impalpable. The money flows from one story to the next, from one person to the other, becoming the ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, rough
Plot: investigation, crimes, embezzlement, sexual content, law enforcement, fighting crime, life is a bitch, couple relations, dishonesty, stock broker, misfit, prostitute ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.7
 176
Suspect (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Teacher Rob Dekoster is a good man, albeit a bit too frivolous and liberal with funds the local arts center's interim director. His wife Nelle, who sometimes abuses drugs, spoils his ingrate teenage stepdaughter Sandy, who is kind only to her ...
Style: captivating, tense, realistic, serious, thought provoking
Plot: false accusation, family relations, manipulations, manipulation, dishonesty, vengeance, legal, youth, rivalry, family problems, life is a bitch, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.3
 193
Sisters (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Lyon, France in 1970s, Sibylle, Corinne, and Georgette are sisters who share everything, as they live with their Italian mother. Sibylle is the only blonde in the family, except for their father who abandoned them, and she feels isolated. She dreams ...
Style: sentimental, serious, touching, realistic, emotional
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, youth, family problems, parents and children, siblings relations, introspection, coming of age, obsessive quest, godparent, self discovery, single parent ...
Time: 70s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, france, lyon
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
In the Beginning (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: France, present day. A professional conman passes himself off as the boss of a construction site building a highway extension. He cons the whole region, hires dozens of workers and cynically enjoys the profits of his scam until he meets the lady ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, clever, contemplative
Plot: mayor, pretense, fall in love, self discovery, cons and scams, power of love, small time, disorder, dishonesty, love and romance, bribery, working class ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe, flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, parents and children, friendship, youth, society, family relations, lgbt, coming of age, androgyny, leaving home, misfit, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania, France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A director with two weeks left on his latest production fakes an ulcer to pursue a romance with his lead actress.
Style: sincere, clever, contemplative, realistic, serious ...
Plot: postmodernism, dishonesty, sexual relations, filmmaking, nudity (full frontal - brief), female nudity, screenwriter, under the surface, manipulation, manipulations, artists and showbiz, contract ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bucharest, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.1
 345
Americons (2015)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A broken down collegiate football hero gets a shot at stardom during the eleventh hour of LA's nihilistic sub-prime mortgage boom.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, tense, exciting
Plot: ambition, rise and fall, corporate crimes, cons and scams, dishonesty, real estate agent, crimes, crime, journey
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 674
Gorbaciof (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Marino Pacileo has a soft spot for gambling. When he discovers that Lila's father, the young Chinese girl that he is in love with cannot pay a debt, the gambler steals money from the jail he is in to help the love of his life.
Style: captivating, realistic, psychological, tense, serious ...
Plot: obsession, downfall, fall in love, gambling, society, love and romance, gambler, crimes, couples, rivalry, life is a bitch, interracial relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, naples italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.8
 2K
A Quiet Life (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story of a man who murdered thirty-two people, gained power, and then got afraid because too many people wanted to kill him. One August morning, he disappeared. For fifteen years, everyone believed him dead.
Style: rough, serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: hidden identity, hitman, gangsters, parents and children, faked death, deadly, criminal heroes, crimes, haunted by the past, dishonesty, family relations, coma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe, naples italy, frankfurt germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Crooked E: The Unshredded Truth About Enron (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Brian Cruver, an ambitious 26-year-old lands a job at Enron. As he assimilates to the company's get-rich-quick mantra, spending sprees and wild corporate "gatherings" become the norm. But when Enron files for bankruptcy, Cruver ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, talky, suspense ...
Plot: ambition, fighting the system, uncover truth, rise to the top, rise and fall, couple relations, love and romance, boss and employee, life is a bitch, workplace situations, power relations, rich and poor ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.3
 210
Hold Back (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Paris, today. Dorcy, a young black Christian, wants to marry Sabrina, a young North African. It what would be a simple matter if it weren't for the fact that Sabrina has 40 brothers and that this easygoing wedding has crystallized a taboo ...
Style: serious, contemplative, realistic, sincere, tense ...
Plot: family relations, siblings relations, love and romance, immigrants, unfulfillment, interracial relations, family in crisis, religions or cults, human nature, society, forbidden love, impossible love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Flight of the Swan (2011)
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 ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, captivating, bleak
Plot: ambition, friendship, rise to the top, dishonesty, intrigue, society, obsession, rivalry, idealism, family relations, love, catastrophe ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.1
 504
Our Fathers (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In the '80s, priests and especially the Father Geoghan arrested for sexual abuse of minors. Cardinal Law, also indicted, and the diocese was aware of the actions of these men of the church and was kept secret for years, until the victims decide ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: church, courtroom drama, clergy, legal investigation, social decay, crimes, legal, fighting the system, dishonesty, sexual abuse, society, sexual harassment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, france, boston, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: tense, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: rise to the top, ambition, rise and fall, crimes, downfall, corporate crimes, cons and scams, rivalry, intrigue, political corruption, dishonesty, money ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%