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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

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and thought provoking films with plots about family relations, dishonesty, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, society, crimes and family problems mostly in Drama, Biography and Crime genres. Some movies like The Jewel: When the Night (2011), Dormant Beauty (2012), Balancing Act (2012), Exit: A personal history (2010), Family Sins (2004). 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: touching, serious, realistic, contemplative, gloomy
Plot: family relations, fall in love, love and romance, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, parents and children, haunted by the past, mountain, mother son relationship, female director, snow
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 20th 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: touching, serious, realistic, contemplative, emotional
Plot: paralysis, doctor, life is a bitch, dealing with death, parents and children, family relations, mercy killing, suffering, loss of daughter, father daughter estrangement, mother daughter relationship, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, 2000s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
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84%
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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, tense ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, breakup, family problems, life is a bitch, couples, unfulfillment, downfall, down on your luck, job seeking, adultery, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy
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65%
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: experimental, contemplative, atmospheric, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, human nature, unfulfillment, dull life, death wish, sexual content, urban, dealing with death, siblings relations, disability, urban setting, human rights
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy, holland, amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Family Sins (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 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: realistic, disturbing, serious, thought provoking, bleak
Plot: sexual abuse, unlikely criminals, courtroom drama, legal action, crimes, dishonesty, family problems, legal, under the surface, family relations, suburbs, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rhode island
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61%
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Nicholas' Gift (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, USA
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: serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: family relations, family problems, transplant, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, dealing with death, life is a bitch, death in the family, parents and children, terminal illness, family in crisis, death of child ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, europe
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58%
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: serious, realistic, disturbing, thought provoking
Plot: rebellion, fighting the system, rivalry, injustice, religions or cults, corporate crimes, courtroom drama, dishonesty, legal, life is a bitch, society, campaign ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: social decay, society, stock broker, life is a bitch, downfall, working the system, working class, human nature, blind ambition, unfulfillment, dishonesty, banker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
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51%
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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, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: ambition, rise and fall, rivalry, rise to the top, lifestyle, betrayal, dishonesty, husband wife relationship, fashion model, fashion, nightmare comes true, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rise and fall, rise to the top, vengeance, frame up, rivalry, crimes, life is a bitch, society, criminal's revenge, ambition, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 70s, 20th century
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, thought provoking, serious, bleak
Plot: life turned upside down, life is a bitch, family relations, society, misfit, social misfits, unemployment, family problems, homelessness, character change, disorder, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: miami, florida, usa
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49%
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, serious, contemplative, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, family life, unfulfillment, suburbs, hospital, family problems, dealing with death, family in crisis, life is a bitch, pubic hair, sickness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
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47%
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: rough, thought provoking, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: police brutality, globalization, political unrest, rebelliousness, fighting the system, violence spree, demonstration, violence, political protest, bullying, humiliation, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2001
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, serious, stylized
Plot: fashion, family business, rise to the top, fashion industry, ambition, workplace, rise and fall, siblings relations, addiction, family relations, life is a bitch, fashion designer ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: usa
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46%
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: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: crimes, mystery, dishonesty, couples, family relations, infidelity, couple relations, murder, deadly, crime, cons and scams, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: realistic, sentimental, serious, touching, thought provoking
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, dishonesty, pregnancy, youth, high school, family relations, parents and children, teachers and students, power relations, social relations, high school life, teenager
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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45%
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: tense, realistic, suspenseful, clever, serious
Plot: politics, election, investigation, political corruption, crimes, manipulation, bribery, fighting the system, manipulations, state affairs, dishonesty, lie ...
Time: 40s, 21st century, 1940s, 1960s, 60s
Place: italy, europe, southern italy, naples italy
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43%
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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, serious, gloomy, contemplative
Plot: best friends, friendship, friends, unfulfillment, terminal illness, siblings relations, family relations, strong female presence, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, rough, bleak, realistic
Plot: embezzlement, investigation, law enforcement, crimes, fighting crime, misfit, dishonesty, life is a bitch, couple relations, stock broker, sexual content, prostitute ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, milan italy
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41%
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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, captivating, serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: false accusation, family relations, manipulation, manipulations, life is a bitch, legal, rivalry, youth, dishonesty, parents and children, vengeance, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe
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40%
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, serious, touching, clever, contemplative
Plot: mayor, pretense, fall in love, self discovery, cons and scams, power of love, dishonesty, love and romance, disorder, small time, bribery, working class ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: europe, france, flanders
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38%
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: clever, sincere, contemplative, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: postmodernism, dishonesty, sexual relations, filmmaking, nudity (full frontal - brief), screenwriter, female nudity, manipulations, manipulation, artists and showbiz, under the surface, doctor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bucharest, romania
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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: thought provoking, realistic, emotional, serious, gloomy
Plot: rebellion, life is a bitch, estrangement, family relations, society, rebelliousness, strong female presence, miscarriage, pregnancy, unfulfillment, depression, child ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, society, family relations, parents and children, friendship, youth, lgbt, coming of age, androgyny, leaving home, misfit, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Americons (2015)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 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, tense, realistic, captivating, exciting
Plot: corporate crimes, rise and fall, ambition, dishonesty, cons and scams, real estate agent, crime, crimes, journey
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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38%
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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: realistic, captivating, psychological, tense, serious ...
Plot: obsession, gambling, fall in love, downfall, society, love and romance, gambler, crimes, couples, rivalry, dishonesty, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, naples italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: realistic, serious, tense, biting, talky ...
Plot: ambition, fighting the system, rise to the top, rise and fall, uncover truth, love and romance, power relations, whistleblower, corporate crimes, boss and employee, rich and poor, society ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Flight of the Swan (2010)
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: disturbing, realistic, serious, captivating, bleak
Plot: ambition, rise to the top, friendship, intrigue, dishonesty, society, rivalry, idealism, obsession, family relations, love, doctors and patients ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Vegetarian (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An ordinary housewife, Yeong-hye, who has nightmares every night, finally becomes a vegetarian, throwing away all the meats in her refrigerator. Her husband Kil-soo starts to complain about her actions. Her family also worries about her health. ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: couples, couple relations, family relations, family problems, crumbling marriage, family in crisis, unfulfillment, human nature, siblings relations, marriage crisis, divorce, unfaithful husband ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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: contemplative, serious, realistic, sincere, tense ...
Plot: family relations, forbidden love, interracial relations, immigrants, love and romance, family in crisis, impossible love, human nature, society, family problems, unfulfillment, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%