Movies like The Navigators

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The Navigators (2001)
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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 will be the inevitable winners and losers as downsizing and efficiency become the new buzzwords.
Style: sincere, thought provoking, serious, realistic, bleak, gloomy
Plot: unemployment, friendship, fighting the system, life is a bitch, human spirit, workplace intrigue, society, working class, workplace, injustice, realism, small town, corporate crimes, train, railway, friends, politics, small town life, tragic hero, anti capitalism, innocence lost, down on your luck, workplace situations, profanity, accidental death ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe

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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, unemployment, workplace, working class, friendship and workplace situations mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like The Navigators: Mondays in the Sun (2002), It's a Free World... (2007), Work Hard, Play Hard (2003), Riff-Raff (1991), Human Resources (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Mondays in the Sun (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After the closure of their shipyard in Northern Spain, a few former workers: Santa, José, Lino, Amador, Sergei and Reina keep in touch. They meet mainly at a bar owned by their former colleague Rico. Santa is the most superficially confident and ...
Style: touching, serious, psychological, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: working class, seaport, unemployment, friendship, job seeking, self esteem, destiny, life is a bitch, redemption, small town, factory worker, breaking point ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: spain, australia, europe, switzerland, galicia ...
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It's a Free World... (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Italy, Germany, Spain, Poland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The film focuses on Angie (Kierston Wareing), a working class woman who, after being fired by the agency that she works for, decides to set up a recruitment agency of her own, running it from her kitchen with her friend Rose (Juliet Ellis). Taking ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: exploitation, realism, immigrants, fighting the system, employment agency, workplace, life is a bitch, injustice, social differences, workplace situations, cons and scams, working class ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Work Hard, Play Hard (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Philippe Seigner starts his career in business consulting at the posh Paris seat of McGregor. His first serious task is delicate: An audit at a factory, which is about to be taken over. As he soon realizes, this will mean sacking about 80 employees. ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, sincere, humorous ...
Plot: moral dilemma, couples, workplace, life is a bitch, society, workplace situations, unemployment, factory, couple relations, boss and employee, power relations, friendship between men ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Riff-Raff (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story of Stevie, a construction worker, and his girlfriend, an unemployed pop singer, serves to show the living conditions of the British poor class.
Style: humorous, realistic, gloomy, semi serious
Plot: working class, down on your luck, buddies, misfit, friends, life is a bitch, nudity (full frontal - brief), profanity, sexual content, homeless, family relations, fall in love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Human Resources (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in Limoges, the movie tells the story of "good son" Franck (Jalil Lespert), who returns to his hometown to do a trainee managerial internship in the Human Resources department of the factory where his anxious, taciturn father has ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, emotional, melancholic, psychological ...
Plot: working class, unemployment, factory, intern, politics, betrayal, labor union, workplace situations, social differences, life is a bitch, father son relationship, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 18th century
Place: france, europe, normandy, paris france, korea ...
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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: immigrants, working class, 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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Raining Stones (1993)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This Ken Loach film tells the story of a man devoted to his family and his religion. Proud, though poor, Bob wants his little girl to have a beautiful (and costly) brand-new dress for her First Communion. His stubbornness and determination get him ...
Style: bleak, gloomy, touching, offbeat, sentimental ...
Plot: working class, unemployment, family relations, catholic, priest, family problems, rainy, disorder, profanity, bittersweet, rain, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london, manchester, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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 ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, captivating ...
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Unknown Pleasures (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: China, Japan, South Korea, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Three disaffected youths live in Datong in 2001, part of the new "Birth Control" generation. Fed on a steady diet of popular culture, both Western and Chinese, the characters of Unknown Pleasures represent a new breed in the People's ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: youth, unemployment, teenage life, society, life is a bitch, family relations, lifestyle, music band, buddies, parents and children, friends, love triangle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Taking Back Our Town (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A true story about a concerned housewife, Pat Melancon, who tries to block Shintech, a massive Japanese petrochemical conglomerate, from building a plant in her toxic township already known as "cancer alley". Pat and a few newly recruited, ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, realistic, serious
Plot: cancer, human spirit, heroic mission, environmentalism, fighting the system, obsessive quest, society, terminal illness, hopes, social relations, small town, church ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Company Men (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Bobby Walker lives the proverbial American dream: great job, beautiful family, shiny Porsche in the garage. When corporate downsizing leaves him and two co-workers jobless, the three men are forced to re-define their lives as men, husbands and ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, sincere, depressing ...
Plot: unemployment, corporate world, job seeking, workplace, family problems, starting over, society, life is a bitch, down on your luck, workplace situations, americana, corporate ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, family relations, life is a bitch, workplace, against the rules, farce, store, parents and children, workplace situations, silly humor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, asia, beijing china
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41%
Looks and Smiles (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Thatcherism and the Irish troubles provide the backdrop for this study of Mick, a well-meaning youth in Sheffield, who has, unlike Dickens' Pip, no expectations. Mick lives with his parents, works on his motorbike, looks for work, and every two ...
Style: psychological, gloomy, biting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: unemployment, coming of age, society, life is a bitch, down on your luck, friendship, social decay, youth, family relations, power relations, friends, injustice ...
Time: 80s
Place: ireland, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
If Nothing Else Works Out (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In 2006, a journalist in financial problems, a woman who dresses as a man and a troubled taxi driver become friends, and gradually, an awkward, strong emotional bond emerges among them, especially when they decide to play a confidence game.
Style: sincere, rough, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, crimes, danger, life is a bitch, injustice, drug abuse, social decay, human nature, society, drug dealing, prostitute, unemployment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Today and Tomorrow (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 88 min.
Story: This movie tells a story of young people from 'Ant tribe' in Beijing. By telling the story of these young people, Today and Tomorrow shows the psychological changes of college graduates. It reflects their confusion about future and love. ...
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, unemployment, cause and meaning, life is a bitch, society, friends, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, twentysomething life, gender, gays and lesbians, chinese, twenty something ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: rebellion, fighting the system, against the odds, price of justice, life is a bitch, ambition, legal, society, human spirit, working class, racism, human nature ...
Time: 70s
Place: kentucky, usa, appalachia, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Sheep (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The life of a small French town is rocked by a bizarre incident.
Style: stylized, sincere, contemplative, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, workplace, youth, realism, teenage life, workplace situations, social relations, small town, restaurant, friends, small town life, female director ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: working class, fighting the system, rebellion, labor union, family life, workplace situations, society, human spirit, workplace, life is a bitch, parents and children, factory worker ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The struggle to survive, for a generation, torn between wanting to leave its country, yet bound by blood to home.
Style: atmospheric, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: society, unemployment, winter, love affair, working class, realism, leaving home, survival, human nature, family life, life is a bitch, social issues ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran, middle east
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Sub terra (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In 1897, in Lota, Chile, in the face of long days, low pay, debts to the company store, unsafe and deadly working conditions, and widespread child labor, men try to establish a miners' association at one of the largest coal mines in the world. ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, captivating, contemplative ...
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33%
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: realistic, disturbing, sincere, melancholic, intense ...
Plot: labor union, immigrants, realism, deportation, working class, politics, society, life is a bitch, family relations, fighting the system, janitor, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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33%
Everything's Jake (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, psychological
Plot: friendship, lifestyle, life is a bitch, teaching the ways of the world, survival, injustice, society, social misfits, working the system, homelessness, street life, urban ...
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32%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: haunted by the past, starting over, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, society, hopes, social relations, friendship, social differences, redemption, memory loss, rich and poor ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Style: sincere, realistic, serious, contemplative
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Girlfriend (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young man with Down's Syndrome romantically pursues a small town single mom who is still mixed up with her volatile ex-boyfriend.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, melancholic, realistic
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Entry Level (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
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Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
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