Movies like Ivy

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Ivy (2015)
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Ivy (2015)
Original name: Sarmaşık
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Turkey, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After months without pay, the already disgruntled crew on a Turkish cargo ship arrives in an Egyptian port and learns that the Port Authority is foreclosing on them. Ordered to anchor offshore, the remaining skeleton crew has their passports seized and must maintain the vessel until its owner’s debts are paid. Tensions quickly arise between the authoritarian Cypriot captain, his devoutly religious second-in-command, an affable cook, and a trio of newcomers to the ship—a pair of druggie ne’er-do-wells and the near-mute, hulking Kurd. As months pass, food and entertainment dwindle, alliances shift, and the men take out their raw frustration on one another.
Style: captivating, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: ship, workplace intrigue, society, confined, realism, dishonesty, working class, isolation, workplace, workplace situations, ocean, ocean or sea, surrealism
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east

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Most similar movies to Ivy

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about workplace, society, dishonesty, workplace situations, crimes, danger and confined mostly in Drama, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like Ivy: Justice (2014), Out of My Hand (2015), Eat Sleep Die (2012), Blood from a Stone (2011), Fishing Without Nets (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Justice (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Philippines
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A foul-mouthed woman fights for her soul in the belly of the city. Working for a human trafficking agency controlled by a powerful syndicate, she sees no evil, hears no evil. In a society like ours, you have only two choices—to be a victim or a ...
Style: serious, disturbing, tense, realistic, bleak
Plot: moral dilemma, social decay, woman in danger, danger, political corruption, dishonesty, workplace situations, rivalry, life is a bitch, workplace, workplace intrigue, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: the philippines
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 6.2
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Out of My Hand (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Liberia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: ‘What do you want?’ asks the trade union leader, to which the men respond as if with one voice: change! Life is hard work on Liberia’s rubber plantations and wages are meagre. Nothing has changed for generations, but now the workers are ...
Style: contemplative, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: workplace, hopes, society, immigrants, workplace situations, starting over, realism, poverty, new life, haunted by the past, strike, plantation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Blood from a Stone (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The day his bank refuses to finance him, Georges will do everything he can to save his shipyard and his employees.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, cynical, serious, captivating ...
Plot: bankruptcy, save the day, workplace, rivalry, working class, factory, labor union, boss and employee, workplace situations, society, employer, strike ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, mediterranean sea, provence
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Fishing Without Nets (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Kenya, Somalia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In Somalia, principled, young husband and father Abdi turns to piracy to support his family. While his wife and child wait for him in Yemen, an outdated and fragile satellite phone is his only connection to all he truly values. Abdi and his fellow ...
Style: tense, captivating, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: moral dilemma, surrender, hijacking, crimes, pirate, danger, confined, piracy, escape, rivalry, graphic violence, hostages ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Night Clerk (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Luxembourg
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Frédéric, a young man with a troubled past, has the good fortune to be given a job in a luxurious mountain hotel. When one of the hotel guests disappears one evening and is later found dead, Frédéric suspects he may have been killed by the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, mind bending, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: missing person, rehabilitation, social misfits, isolation, confined, danger, misfit, boss and employee, intern, dishonesty, workplace, mountain ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Not Safe for Work (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: An office worker is trapped inside the building where a killer is on the loose.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: office, deadly, captivity, psychopath, danger, confined, workplace, corporate crimes, workplace situations, conspiracy, isolation, killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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True North (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, Ireland, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The crew of a bankrupt Scottish trawler turn to smuggling illegal immigrants over the stormy waters of the North Sea.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, touching, bleak
Plot: ship, fisherman, illegal immigration, parents and children, moral dilemma, dishonesty, ocean, life is a bitch, ocean or sea, stowaway, human nature, human trafficking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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The Gambler (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Lithuania
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Paramedic Vincentas is a passionate gambler, who is forced to make radical decisions to return the debts. An idea strikes Vincentas to create an illegal game related to his profession. Love, life and death will be at stake.
Style: stylized, serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: gambling, ambition, life is a bitch, dishonesty, workplace romance, workplace intrigue, disorder, love and romance, workplace, unsupportive coworkers, nothing to lose, loan shark ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Undercurrent (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iceland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The crew on board the fishing vessel Undercurrent RE 29 has become uncomfortably numb with its never ending routine of week long tours at sea. Then, during one dark and dreary night this routine is shaken to its foundation when one of the most solid ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: ocean, ship, workplace, confined, power relations, ocean or sea, isolation, human nature, search and rescue, under the surface, beating, power outage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iceland, europe, atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.5
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Corporate (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Two corporate giants compete in order to recklessly maximize their respective profits.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, thought provoking
Plot: rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, workplace, ambition, politics, society, corporate world, business ethics, corporate executive, boardroom, workplace situations, blind ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Paradise Cruise (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Israel, France, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An impossible love story between Yossi, a former IDF soldier, and Dora, a mysterious French photographer visiting Israel, as they both struggle in vain to leave their pasts behind.
Style: non-linear, tense, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: haunted by the past, vengeance, obsession, couples, couple relations, impossible love, obsessive quest, love and romance, dishonesty, unfulfillment, innocence lost, male nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, israel
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52%
 5.9
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Last Winter (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Switzerland, Luxembourg
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young farmer in Central France tries to sustain his spiritual connection to the land amid the crushing pressures of modern agriculture in this brooding drama.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, captivating, gloomy
Plot: countryside, farm, estrangement, nothing goes right, workplace, society, workplace situations, down on your luck, life is a bitch, social relations, village life, village ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Man of Vendetta (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 113 min.
Story: One day, Hye Lin, the five-year old daughter of a devoted pastor, Joo Young Soo, is kidnapped. Pastor Joo, who has a rock solid faith in God at this time, prays wholeheartedly for her safe comeback, but she does not return. Eight years later, Joo ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: missing child, kidnapping, crimes, rescue, confined, society, clergy, chase, starting over, uncover truth, danger, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Trespasser (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Brazil
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Estevão , Ivan e Gilberto são companheiros desde os tempos de faculdade e sócios de uma construtora de sucesso há mais de 15 anos. O relacionamento entre eles sempre foi muito bom, até que um desentendimento na condução dos negócios faz com ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: hitman, murder, crime gone awry, social differences, cons and scams, partners, dishonesty, deadly, betrayal, society, blackmail, workplace intrigue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america, sao paulo brazil
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47%
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11.6 (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In November 2009, French security van driver Toni Musulin (François Cluzet) makes off with nearly 12 million euros, then turns himself over to the authorities a week later.
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: workplace situations, society, crimes, crime, workplace, heist, working class, armored car, unlikely criminals, employer employee relationship, secret, losing-it hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, monte carlo, monaco, lyon
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45%
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Foreign Body (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Poland, Italy, Russia
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A dashing young Italian in Poland finds himself caught between two women — a novitiate nun and a ruthless corporate ladder-climber — in this lacerating vision of contemporary Poland from master filmmaker Krzysztof Zanussi.
Style: serious, thought provoking, tense, realistic, erotic
Plot: couples, clergy, couple relations, workplace situations, human nature, workplace, dishonesty, religions or cults, manipulations, power relations, workplace intrigue, boss and employee ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland
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45%
Supercapitalist (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A maverick New York hedge fund trader with uncanny analytic abilities moves to Hong Kong and orchestrates a mega-deal that swiftly escalates beyond his control.
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious
Plot: ambition, fish out of water, society, dishonesty, stock broker, culture clash, boss and employee, misfit, workplace situations, workplace, rivalry, workplace intrigue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, usa, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Bastards (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, France, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A 24 hour period in the lives of Fausto and Jesus, two undocumented Mexican day-laborers in L.A. Each day another task, each day the same pressure to find money. They go about their daily routine, standing on the corner at the Home Improvement Store ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: sexual perversion, crimes, deadly, danger, society, confined, working class, social differences, woman in danger, violence spree, immigrants, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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44%
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One & Two (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two siblings discover a supernatural escape from a troubled home, but find their bond tested when reality threatens to tear their family apart.
Style: atmospheric, serious, psychological, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: family relations, siblings relations, isolation, family problems, parents and children, terminal illness, youth, sick mother, coming of age, supernatural ability, confined, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Accidental Witness (2006)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Victor Sandeman is a senior partner with Brunel Global Securities. He is experiencing major financial problems, ones that can be solved if the planned $100 million merger of the company takes place. However, the company's owner, Raymond Brunel, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, exciting
Plot: murder, disorder, crime gone awry, workplace intrigue, dishonesty, cop witness relations, deadly, workplace, crimes, danger, witnessing a crime, manipulations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.9
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Sea Fog (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A fishing-boat crew takes on a dangerous commission to smuggle a group of illegal immigrants from China to Korea.
Style: tense, bleak, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Plot: rescue, immigrants, fog, chase, down on your luck, human nature, ship, society, murder, accidental death, storm, ocean ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1998
Place: south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 3.0
 147
Good Chemistry (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After picking up an alluring woman,Toby, a gifted chemist slumming as a high school teacher, is kidnapped by her violent boyfriend and ordered to use his skills to create methamphetamine for a group of drug traffickers. When Toby refuses, his ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, kidnapping, deadly, drug abuse, crimes, danger, on the run, dishonesty, drug dealing, cons and scams, frame up, farm ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Live Once, Die Twice (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Nicole Lauker unexpectedly loses her husband to a boating explosion accident that claims the lives of two people. An FBI investigation sparks speculation that it may not have been an accident after all.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: investigation, kidnapping, crimes, law enforcement, danger, double life, abduction, faked death, female nudity, ship, bigamy, chloroform ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.4
 584
Black November (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Nigeria, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A volatile, oil-rich Nigerian community wages war against their corrupt government and a multi-national oil corporation to protect their land from being destroyed by excessive drilling and spills. To seek justice, a rebel organization kidnaps an ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, exciting
Plot: kidnapping, terrorism, state affairs, confined, political conspiracy, racism, heroes, crimes, dishonesty, danger, crime, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nigeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The American Trap (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: One of the greatest conspiracies of all time, and one lone man is trying to uncover it.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: assassination, dishonesty, crimes, deadly, trap, dictator, mafia, cuban revolution, cia, conspiracy, john f. kennedy, american ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cuba, russia, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: exploitation, realism, immigrants, fighting the system, employment agency, society, life is a bitch, injustice, working class, cons and scams, social differences, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
You Will Be My Son (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Paul de Marseul, a prestigious wine-maker and owner of a renowned chateau and vineyard in Saint-Emilion, is disheartened by the notion of his son Martin taking over the family business. Martin does not seem to have inherited the qualities that Paul ...
Style: emotional, serious, suspense, vintage, captivating ...
Plot: family business, rivalry, favoritism, intrigue, workplace, countryside, introspection, family problems, father son conflict, father son relationship, family in crisis, workplace situations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.7
 1K
Street Days (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Georgia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A middle-aged, unemployed heroin-addict, Checkie, loiters on the Tbilisi street outside his son’s school, where he himself was once a promising student. His wife, meanwhile, struggles to pay the tuition and understand her husband’s lack of ...
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: moral dilemma, addiction, betrayal, friendship, dishonesty, society, down on your luck, realism, drug abuse, drugs, street life, blackmail ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: georgia (former ussr), tbilisi
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.3
 686
Traffickers (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After his best friend dies in an unexpected accident, black market dealer Young-gyu decides to wash his hands off his illegal activities and start a new life with his girlfriend Yu-ri. But his dream stalls when he learns that Yu-ri needs money for ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: danger, nothing goes right, crimes, gang, kidnapping, ship, disorder, crime, graphic violence, female nudity, organ harvesting, molestation
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%