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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: tense, thought provoking, clever, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, ambition, working the system, rise and fall, legal, bankruptcy, family business, dishonesty, stock broker, bribery, unfulfillment, corporate crimes, bankrupt
Time: 90s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century
Place: italy, europe

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Most similar movies to The Jewel

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and tense films with plots about family relations, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, society, dishonesty, parents and children and family problems mostly in Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like The Jewel: When the Night (2011), Dormant Beauty (2012), Freefall (2009), Hands Over the City (1963), Exit: A personal history (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: serious, touching, gloomy, realistic
Plot: unfulfillment, love and romance, parents and children, fall in love, unfulfilled love, family relations, haunted by the past, mountain, snow, mother son relationship
Time: 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
Place: italy, europe
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95%
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: serious, touching, realistic, emotional
Plot: paralysis, doctor, life is a bitch, dealing with death, parents and children, family relations, mercy killing, father daughter estrangement, loss of daughter, prayer, father daughter relationship, suffering ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, 2000s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.0
 374
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: serious, thought provoking, sincere, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: blind ambition, manipulations, rich and poor, social decay, dishonesty, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, society, human nature, working the system, top executive, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ 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, suspenseful, tense, serious, clever
Plot: politics, election, investigation, political corruption, crimes, dishonesty, bribery, manipulations, state affairs, fighting the system, lie, corruption ...
Time: 40s, 21st century, 1960s
Place: italy, europe, naples italy, southern italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Exit: A personal history (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young man travels to Holland for an assisted suicide. The young man was convinced that this was his only way of ending an existence that he considered to lack any dignity.
Style: sincere, emotional, realistic, gloomy, surreal ...
Plot: family relations, dull life, unfulfillment, siblings relations, dealing with death, death wish, urban, human nature, disability, human rights
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland, italy, europe, amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
All Is Forgiven (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Victor lives in Vienna with Annette, his beautiful Austrian wife and their daughter Pamela. It’s spring. Fleeing his work, Victor spends his days outside: he plays with Pamela, pays a visit to Annette’s parents, loiters in the park with the drug ...
Style: touching, realistic, gloomy, serious, sincere
Plot: teenage life, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, parents and children, youth, estrangement, family problems, redemption, addiction, family relations, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 90s, contemporary
Place: austria, france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.3
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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: thought provoking, sincere, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, religions or cults, siblings relations, immigrants, family in crisis, love and romance, interracial relations, unfulfillment, misfit, impossible love, family problems, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.3
 187
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: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching, emotional
Plot: single parent, coming of age, introspection, family problems, godparent, self discovery, dysfunctional family, youth, siblings relations, parents and children, family relations, obsessive quest ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 70s, contemporary
Place: italy, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: sentimental, tragicomedy, emotional, serious, clever ...
Plot: family life, family problems, on the road, dysfunctional family, introspection, human nature, estrangement, family relations, homeless, golden years, unfulfillment, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: italy, sicily, florence, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.5
 5K
Capital (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The head of a giant European investment bank desperately clings to power when an American hedge fund company tries to buy them out.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: bank, banker, stock broker, rivalry, workplace situations, workplace intrigue, boss and employee, workplace, office, anti capitalism, working the system, top executive ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.4
 659
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: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: gambling, obsession, society, life is a bitch, fall in love, love and romance, interracial relations, downfall, dishonesty, gambler
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, italy, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.3
 384
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: realistic, serious, rough, bleak
Plot: prostitute, wiretap, couples, stock broker, fighting crime, investigation, drugs/alcohol, misfit, rebellion, urban, society, embezzlement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.7
 174
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: tense, thought provoking, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: false accusation, mentally challenged, teenage life, siblings relations, manipulations, couple relations, family in crisis, parents and children, life is a bitch, rivalry, legal, courtroom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.2
 388
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: touching, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, family problems, transplant, death in the family, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, dealing with death, family in crisis, parents and children, death of child ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.0
 607
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: gloomy, realistic, touching, sincere, serious
Plot: infidelity, unfulfillment, parents separation, life turned upside down, supportive parent, family relations, urban, breakup, parents and children, crime and punishment, downfall, job seeking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Time Of My Life (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Based on a true story, 'Tot altijd' introduces us to a band of friends in the eighties, who spend their days enjoying their youth and turbulent (love) life. Years later, Thomas, a recent medicine graduate and Mario's closest friend, ...
Style: sincere, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: terminal illness, legal, mercy killing, friendship, rivalry, friends, family relations, legal action, life is a bitch, dealing with death, unfulfillment, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ghent, belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
A Minor Leap Down (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Nahal is around thirty and in her fourth month of pregnancy. During a routine check-up she learns that her baby has died and she now faces a curettage abortion in two days’ time. When she tries to address the subject, neither her mother nor her ...
Style: emotional, thought provoking, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: rebellion, society, rebelliousness, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, estrangement, family relations, iranian, miscarriage, depression, pregnancy
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.1
 92
Frailer (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, Norway
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A woman diagnosed with terminal lung cancer gathers her three dearest friends together to make the most of the time she has left.
Style: touching, realistic, gloomy, serious
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, best friends, siblings relations, unfulfillment, family relations, friends
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: realistic, thought provoking, serious, disturbing
Plot: sexual relations, corporate crimes, life is a bitch, rebellion, injustice, legal action, campaign, dishonesty, fighting the system, taxi, legal, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
And They Call It Summer (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Dino and Anna are a couple in their forties. Their relationship is hardly conventional: in fact, it is unconsummated. Dino gets out of it, gratifying himself with prostitutes and swingers. He reaches his nadir when he looks up Anna’s old ...
Style: sexual, gloomy, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: dishonesty, couples, infidelity, sex aid, looking for sex, destructive relationship, couple relations, sexual relations, vagina, strong sexual content, prostitute, panties ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: serious, captivating, realistic, touching
Plot: society, gender, parents and children, social misfits, friendship, misfit, youth, friends, family relations, coming of age, lgbt, gay
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, captivating, realistic
Plot: rise to the top, ambition, downfall, corporate crimes, crimes, cons and scams, rise and fall, intrigue, dishonesty, political corruption, rivalry, money ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: tense, talky, serious, realistic, biting
Plot: uncover truth, boss and employee, couple relations, legal action, rich and poor, rise to the top, corporate crimes, workplace situations, ambition, power relations, rise and fall, society ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 6.6
 41
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: touching, realistic, sincere, serious
Plot: hip hop, ambition, friends, family relations, immigrants, hopes, siblings relations, music, follow your dream, teenage life, friendship, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Those Who Remain (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bertrand (Vincent Lindon) dutifully visits his terminally ill wife every day, braving the long train and bus ride to and from the hospital. Lorraine (Emmanuelle Devos) not so willingly visits her boyfriend who was diagnosed with colon cancer. They ...
Style: sincere, gloomy, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: hospital, terminal illness, family relations, unfulfillment, parents and children, supportive spouse, life is a bitch, death, cigarette smoking, loss of wife, male female relationship, bathtub ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.7
 519
Unbowed (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Inspired by the true story of Kim Kyung-ho, a math professor who was arrested for shooting a crossbow at the presiding judge of his appeal against unfair dismissal.
Style: rough, realistic, thought provoking, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: legal, mathematics, courtroom drama, dedicated lawyer, life is a bitch, legal investigation, legal action, injustice, uncover truth, rivalry, courtroom, society
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: tense, thought provoking, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: police brutality, political unrest, fighting the system, rebelliousness, globalization, violence spree, violence, demonstration, humiliation, police, bullying, political protest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2001, 2000s
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.4
 110
A.L.F. (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: What happened, that 24th of December? This is what officer Chartier wants to find out. To understand, he will have to go back 48 hours earlier to Franck's Christmas eve. Franck is an insignificant drama-teacher by day, but also belongs to a ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, tense
Plot: hopes, unlikely criminals, crimes, rebellion, moral dilemma, idealism, police investigation, law enforcement, snitch, animal life, fighting the system, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.3
 101
I, the Other (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Not available
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns ...
Plot: friendship, terrorism, manipulations, dishonesty, deadly, partners, buddies, disorder, rivalry, confined, isolation, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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: suspenseful, tense, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Plot: coma, criminal heroes, crime, gangsters, crimes, faked death, hotel, small town, parents and children, unfulfillment, restaurant, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe, naples italy, frankfurt germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%