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The Family Friend (2006)
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The Family Friend (2006)
Original name: L'amico di famiglia
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Geremia, an aging tailor/money lender, is a repulsive, mean, stingy man who lives alone in his shabby house with his scornful, bedridden mother. He has a morbid, obsessive relationship with money and he uses it to insinuate himself into other people's affairs, pretending to be the "family friend". One day he is asked by a man to lend him money for the wedding of Rosalba, his daughter. Geremia falls in love at first sight with the bewitching creature and and soon indulges in a "beauty and the beast" relationship...
Style: serious, touching, cynical, rough, neo noir, realistic, surreal, clever, grotesque
Plot: fall in love, dishonesty, self destructing, destructive relationship, cons and scams, dark humor, unrequited love, love and romance, wedding preparations and rituals, aging, loneliness, obsession, down on your luck, money, swamp, nun, life is a bitch, loan, cowboy, con artists, gladiator, female nudity, funeral, oedipus complex, tailor ...
Time: contemporary
Place: italy, europe

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Most similar movies to The Family Friend

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and gloomy films with plots about love and romance, fall in love, dishonesty, couples, life is a bitch, crimes and family relations mostly in Drama, Crime and Romance genres. Some movies like The Family Friend: In the Beginning (2009), The Spectator (2004), When the Night (2011), Amnesty (2011), Vicious Circle (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: serious, realistic, touching, clever, contemplative
Plot: mayor, pretense, self discovery, fall in love, cons and scams, power of love, small time, disorder, love and romance, dishonesty, deception, working class ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: europe, france, flanders
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95%
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The Spectator (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Valeria is a passive onlooker to her own life in Turin, and she grows so obsessed with the activities of her neighbor Massimo that when he moves to Rome she decides to follow him. There she meets and unexpectedly befriends Massimo's companion ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, psychological, contemplative
Plot: voyeurism, love triangle, destructive relationship, fall in love, obsession, friendship, forbidden love, redemption, stalking, dishonesty, romance, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rome italy, europe, italy, turin italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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, realistic, touching, gloomy, contemplative
Plot: fall in love, love and romance, family relations, haunted by the past, unfulfilled love, parents and children, unfulfillment, mountain, mother son relationship, snow, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 90s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.2
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Amnesty (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Albania, Greece, France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Amnesty is a 2011 Albanian movie directed by Buyar Alimani. It’s a story about two people who meet up in jail when they come for monthly visits of their spouses. They fall in love after becoming witnesses to a wedding in jail but relationship has ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: prison, infidelity, forbidden love, love affair, dishonesty, life is a bitch, love and romance, pardon, couples, couple relations, fall in love, legislation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: albania, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Vicious Circle (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: Shot on digital , HD and 8 mm. Filmed through both sides of North America. 'Vicious Circle' pushes the limits of what can be accomplished on a bike. Featuring the first ever 65 foot 'Double Road Gap' , some of the gnarliest ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, captivating
Plot: lifestyle, false accusation, fall in love, teenage life, youth, society, love and romance, family relations, destructive relationship, half brother, skateboard, teenage boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Sand Dollars (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Dominican Republic, Mexico, Argentina
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Every afternoon Noelí, a young Dominican woman, hangs out on the beach at Las Terrenas. With her boyfriend, Yeremi, they look for ways to make a living at the expense of one of the hundreds of tourists there. However Noelí also has a steady ...
Style: touching, realistic, atmospheric, serious
Plot: love and romance, moral dilemma, gays and lesbians, dishonesty, cons and scams, society, rich and poor, island, gender, power relations, sexual content, homosexual ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Charlie Says (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The seemingly separate lives of a group of men intersect entwining the fates of each of them over the course of a week.
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, serious
Plot: lifestyle, love affair, betrayal, infidelity, couples, love and romance, social relations, teachers and students, celebrity culture, human nature, cons and scams, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Little White Lie (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Little White Lie follows the story of a luckless actor named Barry who has recently split from his girlfriend. He is seen wallowing at home in his pyjamas, where he becomes fixated on a children's television presenter who he sees on daytime ...
Style: serious, touching, humorous, realistic
Plot: couple relations, love and romance, couples, dishonesty, male female relationship, down on your luck, conundrum, therapist, actor, film within a film, tv show in film, crane ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Ghost of a Chance (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the casino there is only one queen, the small ball that spins on the roulette table. None of the players pays the slightest attention to the female dealers. But Takis, a «perennial» med student, doesn't go to the casino to win millions but ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: casino, gambling, unlikely criminals, femme fatale, lovers on the run, fall in love, love and romance, crimes, gangsters, betrayal, dishonesty, heist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Violent Blue (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Katarina is a music teacher obsessed with an unfinished symphony. She worries about her brother, Ondrej an introverted inventor whose financiers are reputedly shady and dangerous. Then one day, her ex-husband Pietro shows up in her house and locks ...
Style: serious, surreal, realistic, cynical, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, murder, dishonesty, losing-it hero, sexual relations, captivity, confined, social misfits, mute or deaf, misfit, disorder, topless woman ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.2
 428
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, realistic, bleak, rough
Plot: embezzlement, investigation, law enforcement, crimes, fighting crime, stock broker, dishonesty, misfit, life is a bitch, couple relations, sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.2
 421
Raja (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Morocco
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Raja is a nineteen year old orphan literally and figuratively scarred by life. Fred is an emotionally bankrupt westerner living amid his plush gardens and palm trees. Set against the backdrop of contemporary Marrakech, Raja is a cross-cultural drama ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sincere
Plot: unlikely couple, opposites attract, social differences, fall in love, couples, orphan, love and romance, romance, youth, society, obsession, destructive relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: morocco, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Light Shines Only There (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A man has thrown away love and a woman has given up on love. The two souls meet in a brief summer in the northern city of Hakodate.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, touching, bleak
Plot: prostitute, social decay, fall in love, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, friendship, society, love and romance, family problems, friends, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013
Place: japan, hokkaido
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.4
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One of a Kind (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: When Frédi loses his mother, he realizes she has passed her healing gift on to him. Frédi rejects it totally, tangled up in his own unhappiness, until a fatal accident changes everything. He is forced to acknowledge that he had healing hands.
Style: serious, touching, captivating, sincere
Plot: supernatural ability, fall in love, supernatural, love and romance, healing, accident, hospital, fishing, chainsaw, dog, beach, seaside ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Tale of Cinema (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, South Korea
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In Seoul, the paths of two men and one woman intersect and move apart from one another, centering around their love for cinema. A suicidal student meets a young woman who decides to follow him in his fatal gesture. Coming out of a cinema, Tongsu, an ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, stylized, gloomy
Plot: human nature, fall in love, couple relations, unfulfillment, unsuccessful, private vs public, couples, down on your luck, love and romance, university, party, snow ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, seoul, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Hope (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Morocco
Duration: 86 min.
Story: On his clandestine journey from Cameroon to Europe through the Sahara desert, Léonard meets Hope, a Nigerian girl who's following the same dream.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, captivating
Plot: on the road, survival, fall in love, rescue, hopes, starting over, love and romance, desert, immigrants, follow your dream, journey, chance meeting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nigeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Consequences of Love (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Titta di Girolamo has been living in a small hotel in Lugano for ten years, he leads a dull and rigid live and has apparently lost his capability to feel human emotion. This all changes when he decides to talk to Sofia, the Barmaid.
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: mafia, age difference, hotel, loneliness, killer, haunted by the past, fall in love, mysterious character, unlikely couple, couples, dull life, manipulation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: switzerland, italy, europe, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Living on Love Alone (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Julie Bataille is fed up with student jobs. At 23, with a 5-years university degree, she wants to work for real. She meets Ben by chance at a job interview. He's a guy who chose to live by the day, getting by with whatever crosses his path and ...
Style: semi serious, captivating, humorous, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: love and romance, youth, adolescence vs adulthood, fall in love, love affair, college graduate, rebelliousness, twentysomething life, clubbing, couples, nudity (full frontal - brief), life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Me and You (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An introverted teenager tells his parents he is going on a ski trip, but instead spends his time alone in a basement.
Style: atmospheric, touching, serious, stylized, realistic
Plot: youth, isolation, teenage life, heroin addict, estrangement, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, dishonesty, confined, family problems, addiction, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Warrior Class (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Rookie lawyer Alec Brno has just been assigned the case of his career: exposing a billion-dollar oil scam led by a ruthless mafia boss. When he reluctantly falls for the gangster's beautiful but drug-addicted wife - also his key witness - Alec ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: gangsters, courtroom, dangerous attraction, fall in love, criminal's revenge, legal investigation, corporate crime, drug abuse, courtroom drama, addiction, corporate crimes, hitman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Dancer and the Thief (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Present day. Chile. Legendary bank robber Vergara Grey is getting out of prison after 5 long years and is looking forward to a quiet, uneventful life together with his wife and son whom oddly he hasn't heard from in years. But soon his resolve ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, gloomy
Plot: life is a bitch, fall in love, vengeance, couples, romance, love and romance, unlikely couple, crimes, criminal heroes, going straight, human nature, heist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: chile, latin america, santiago chile, andes mountains
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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: captivating, realistic, psychological, tense, serious ...
Plot: obsession, fall in love, gambling, downfall, society, love and romance, gambler, crimes, couples, rivalry, life is a bitch, interracial relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, naples italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The High Cost of Living (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The story of a young, pregnant woman whose world falls apart when she loses her child in a hit and run accident. As her life unravels, Nathalie finds an unlikely protector in Henry, a down and out guardian angel who has followed her thread. But ...
Style: realistic, emotional, sentimental, touching, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: pregnant woman, hopes, fall in love, pregnancy, dishonesty, love and romance, life is a bitch, romance, family problems, life turned upside down, disorder, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 89 min.
Story: Charismatic thief Bobby Comfort escapes from prison, clears himself of all charges, and returns to a home life he finds unsatisfying. Though he is devoted to his wife and daughter, his old life comes calling, both figuratively and literally, in the ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The Future (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Chile, Germany, Spain
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When their parents die, Bianca starts to smoke and Tomas is still a virgin. The orphans explore the dangerous streets of adulthood until Bianca finds Maciste, a retired Mr. Universe, and enters his dark mansion in search of a future.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, touching, sexy ...
Plot: orphan, juvenile delinquency, family problems, destructive relationship, dishonesty, youth, death in the family, strong sexual content, moral dilemma, siblings relations, adolescence vs adulthood, blind man ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Of Human Bondage (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Medical student Philip fall in love with Mildred, a waitress. Although she is a flirt, they have a love affair. But when Philip is told about her constant infideliy, they break up. Mildred quits her job and becomes a prostitute. But Philip is still ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional
Plot: prostitute, infidelity, obsession, hospital, medical student, artist, waitress, destructive relationship, fall in love, unfulfillment, lifestyle, love and romance ...
Time: 60s
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31%
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Here Below (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The true story of a nun who betrayed a network of Resistance fighters after having a passionate but doomed love affair with a priest during the Second World War.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, gloomy
Plot: impossible love, catholic church, nun, german occupation, wartime life, forbidden love, love affair, life is a bitch, dishonesty, society, clergy, betrayal ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.8
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Restless (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Maurice (Michel Piccoli) is a composer, and a longtime member of the resistance. By chance, he shares a house with his teenager granddaughter. Claire, at 17, is eager to experience all sorts of things and the sooner the better, and rebels against ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating, gloomy
Plot: love and romance, elderly, haunted by the past, teenage love, estrangement, teenage life, couples, relationship vs career, family relations, youth, aging, first love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
White Nights on the Pier (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A man walks every night along the jetty. There he meets a young woman who is waiting for the man of her life. Over four nights, they discuss life and he gradually falls in love with her.
Style: talky, realistic, atmospheric, stylized, serious ...
Plot: love and romance, fall in love, romance, introspection, unfulfillment, seaport, love
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Bas-fonds (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 68 min.
Story: On the outskirts of civilisation, three young women, Magalie, Marie-Steph and Barbara live a desperate life together. Drowning in alcohol, they both lust for and hate one another, coupling like animals. Yet gradually they become enmeshed in a ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, tense, surreal ...
Plot: murder, destructive relationship, manipulation, femme fatale, couples, dishonesty, crimes, life is a bitch, family relations, lifestyle, human nature, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%