Movies like East Is East

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East Is East (1999)
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East Is East (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1971 Salford fish-and-chip shop owner George Khan expects his family to follow his strict Pakistani Muslim ways. But his children, with an English mother and having been born and brought up in Britain, increasingly see themselves as British and start to reject their father's rules on dress, food, religion, and living in general.
Style: realistic, humorous, witty, touching, sentimental, feel good, semi serious, cult film, dramatic, funny ...
Plot: culture clash, islam, family relations, muslim, tradition, arranged marriage, family problems, parents and children, family life, society, generation gap, family in crisis, profanity, bittersweet, domestic violence, hippie, jealousy, parent child relationship, daughter, faith, cultural difference, british asian, british, dysfunctional family, working class ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: england, europe, northern england, london, israel

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, touching and humorous films with plots about family relations, culture clash, society, dysfunctional family, mentor, catastrophe and parents and children mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like East Is East: West Is West (2010), Anita & Me (2002), My Son the Fanatic (1997), White Teeth (2002), Life Is Sweet (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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West Is West (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Comedy sequel to "East is East". Manchester, North of England, 1975. The now much diminished, but still claustrophobic and dysfunctional, Khan family continues to struggle for survival. Sajid, the youngest Khan, the runt of the litter, is ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, witty, sentimental ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, love and romance, youth, looking for love, siblings relations, teenage life, family problems, family tradition, society, husband wife relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975
Place: england, pakistan, europe, middle east, manchester england ...
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Anita & Me (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Meena, a 12-year-old living in a mining village in the English Midlands in 1972, is the daughter of Indian parents who've come to England to give her a better life. This idyllic existence is upset by the arrival in the village of Anita Rutter ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious
Plot: culture clash, friendship, family relations, racism, teenage life, hopes, youth, best friends, family problems, mother daughter relationship, interracial friendship, coming of age ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: england, europe
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100%
My Son the Fanatic (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Pakistani taxi-driver Parvez and prostitute Bettina find themselves trapped in the middle when Islamic fundamentalists decide to clean up their local town.
Style: talky, realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous ...
Plot: immigrants, culture clash, prostitute, taxi driver, muslim, parents and children, social differences, alcohol abuse, infidelity, human nature, teenage life, bittersweet ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, london, europe, tokyo
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55%
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White Teeth (2002)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: An adaptation of Zadie Smith's bestseller concerning the lives of two families from as far back as the 1800s and India to late 1990s Willesden.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, multicultural
Plot: family relations, interracial relations, opposites attract, couple relations, social decay, society, immigrants, youth, family problems, generation gap, couples, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, 90s, 20s ...
Place: london, europe, england, bangladesh
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47%
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Life Is Sweet (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Just north of London live Wendy, Andy, and their twenty-something twins, Natalie and Nicola. Wendy clerks in a shop, leads aerobics at a primary school, jokes like a vaudevillian, agrees to waitress at a friend's new restaurant and dotes on ...
Style: humorous, sincere, sentimental, compassionate, melancholic ...
Plot: working class, eating disorder, family relations, rebellious daughter, class differences, family problems, nothing goes right, eccentric family, family in crisis, human nature, society, compassion ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london, europe
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41%
Bhaji on the Beach (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A group of women of Indian descent take a trip together from their home in Birmingham, England to the beach resort of Blackpool.
Style: talky, melancholic, light, satirical, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: female friendship, culture clash, self discovery, social differences, family in crisis, pregnancy, women, feminism, family relations, character study, life philosophy, stereotypes ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, london, scotland, new jersey
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40%
Cemetery Junction (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In 1970s England, three blue-collar friends spend their days joking, drinking, fighting and chasing girls. Freddie wants to leave their working-class world but cool, charismatic Bruce and lovable loser Snork are happy with life the way it is. When ...
Style: stylized, humorous, semi serious, atmospheric, inspirational ...
Plot: coming of age, old love, friendship, profanity, small town, love and romance, society, social differences, working class, salesman, friends, social relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Catfish in Black Bean Sauce (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: An African American couple (Winfield and Alice) adopt two orphans from a Vietnamese refugee camp. After twenty-two years, the children are reunited with their birth mother, bringing deeply submerged resentments and misconceptions to the surface and ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: culture clash, adoption, family relations, transvestism, interracial relations, dysfunctional family, human nature, racism, family life, parents and children, family gatherings, siblings relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, los angeles, california
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32%
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Secrets & Lies (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A middle-aged London factory worker is shocked when the mixed-race daughter she gave up at birth decides to track her down. At first she denies she is her mother. All family members become emotional, as everyone's secrets are exposed.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: adoption, secret, dysfunctional family, family secret, jealousy, social worker, birth mother, working class, funeral, loneliness, bittersweet, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The Infidel (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Based in a London suburb Mahmud Nasir lives with his wife, Saamiya, and two children, Rashid and Nabi. His son plans to marry Uzma, the step-daughter of Egyptian-born Arshad Al-Masri, a so-called 'Hate Cleric' from Waziristan, Pakistan. ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, semi serious, light, captivating ...
Plot: culture clash, satire, taxi driver, muslim, self discovery, social differences, adoption, society, meet the parents, rabbi, life turned upside down, religions or cults ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Pushing Hands (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Taiwan, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story is about an elderly Chinese tai chi chuan teacher and grandfather who emigrates from Beijing to live with his son, American daughter-in-law, and grandson in a New York City suburb. The grandfather is increasingly distanced from the family ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: martial arts, tai chi, culture clash, fish out of water, family relations, immigrants, parents and children, misfit, society, golden years, family life, human nature ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, china, usa, asia, new york state ...
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29%
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Soft Fruit (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: For the first time in 15 years, all four siblings in a family show up to care for their dying mother, who is only given a couple of weeks to live. One comes from America with her two children. A divorced sister also comes with her child and sneaks ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, offbeat ...
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, dysfunctional family, working class, eccentric family, human nature, siblings relations, family in crisis, pregnancy, parents and children, death in the family, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Educating Rita (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Rita, a 26 year old Scouse hairdresser with a sharp wit, is married to her childhood sweetheart, the feckless Denny. He wants a baby, she doesn't. She wants to discover herself, so she joins the Open University. Dr. Frank Bryant Is a ...
Style: witty, touching, talky, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: working class, self discovery, couples, romance, opposites attract, society, hopes, infidelity, social differences, university, literature, professor ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london, europe, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
A Family Thing (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Earl Pilcher Jr., runs an equipment rental outfit in Arkansas, lives with his wife and kids and parents, and rarely takes off his gimme cap. His mother dies, leaving a letter explaining he's not her natural son, but the son of a Black woman who ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, interracial relations, biracial, self discovery, family problems, parents and children, family life, hopes, death in the family, human nature, siblings relations, drinking ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: arkansas, chicago illinois, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A British-Pakistani man renovates a rundown laundrette with his male lover while dealing with drama within his family, the local Pakistani community, and a persistent mob of skinheads.
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, gloomy, clever ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, society, racism, interracial relations, white trash, laundry, lgbt, british asian, closeted homosexual, culture clash, immigrants, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: london, england, europe
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28%
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Soul Food (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Traditional Sunday dinners at Mama Joe's (Irma P. Hall) turn sour when sisters Teri (Vanessa L. Williams), Bird (Nia Long) and Maxine (Vivica A. Fox) start bringing their problems to the dinner table in this ensemble comedy. When tragedy ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, talky, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: family relations, thanksgiving, unity, sister, couple relations, bittersweet, workaholic, couples, family problems, love and romance, family gatherings, family in crisis ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
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27%
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Crooklyn (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: From Spike Lee comes this vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school-teacher, her stubborn jazz-musician husband and their five kids living in '70s Brooklyn.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parenthood, coming of age, family relations, parents and children, urban, single parent, family problems, teenage life, couple relations, school, black people ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, tokyo
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27%
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Matt and Christina Drayton are a couple whose attitudes are challenged when their daughter brings home a fiancé who is black.
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: interracial relations, culture clash, family relations, maid, widower, miscegenation, vacation, romance, family disapproval, generation gap, parents and children, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: san francisco, usa, california, hawaii
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27%
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Lost in Yonkers (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the summer of 1942 two young boys are sent to stay with their stern grandmother Kurnitz and their childlike aunt Bella in Yonkers, New York.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, feel good ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, aunt, grandmother, teenage life, love affair, human nature, parents and children, siblings relations, family life, self discovery, eccentric family ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, India, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A story centered around an Indian family who moves to France and opens a restaurant across the street from a Michelin-starred French restaurant.
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: cooking and food, restaurant, culture clash, chef, interracial relations, cooking, rivalry, immigrants, family relations, village, prejudice, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 19th century
Place: france, india, paris france, london, southern france ...
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27%
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, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: working class, unemployment, family relations, priest, catholic, society, obsessive quest, life is a bitch, realism, loan, disorder, petty job ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe, manchester, california
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26%
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Trust (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: After being thrown away from home, pregnant high school dropout Maria meets Matthew, a highly educated and extremely moody electronics repairman. The two begin an unusual romance built on their sense of mutual admiration and trust.
Style: dark humor, talky, witty, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: love and romance, dysfunctional family, family relations, pregnancy, age difference, bittersweet, suburbs, self discovery, parents and children, opposites attract, misfit, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, long island, new york
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24%
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High Hopes (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Slice-of-life look at a sweet working-class couple in London, Shirley and Cyril, his mother, who's aging quickly and becoming forgetful, mum's ghastly upper-middle-class neighbors, and Cyril's pretentious sister and philandering ...
Style: touching, witty, clever, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: working class, yuppie, family relations, liberal, couples, realism, society, parents and children, suburbs, couple relations, pregnancy, culture clash ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, england, europe
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23%
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Jack the Bear (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Story of the relationships between two sons and their father, who moves the family to California and becomes a tv horror show host after the death of his wife.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: single parent, kidnapping, alcohol abuse, tv show, photo album, widower, child abduction, bittersweet, redemption, dysfunctional family, family life, racism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, oakland california, new jersey
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23%
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Kryptonite! (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Set in 1970s Naples, bullied nine year-old Peppino is watching the world around him as his extended dysfunctional family change. Psychedelic flower power and hippie love is threatening the old traditional southern Italian family. Dad is having an ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic, sentimental
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, family problems, youth, bittersweet, escape from reality, little boy, imaginary friend, older sister, coming of age, older brother, protest ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Postcards from the Edge (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Substance-addicted Hollywood actress Suzanne Vale is on the skids. After a spell at a detox centre her film company insists as a condition of continuing to employ her that she live with her mother Doris Mann, herself once a star and now a champion ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, hollywood, dysfunctional family, rehabilitation, addiction, drug abuse, family problems, parents and children, filmmaking, self discovery, life is a bitch, actor's life ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Vizontele (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The story takes place in a small town (called Hakkari) in Turkey at the beginning of the 70's. The time has come to bring technology into that small town. The first Television (or called Visiontele by the citizens) arrives and the chaos begins.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: culture clash, family relations, traditional versus modern, society, lifestyle, life changing experience, social relations, television, mayor, radio, small town, small town life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1974
Place: turkey, middle east, cyprus
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
What's Cooking? (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In LA's Fairfax district, where ethnic groups abound, four households celebrate Thanksgiving amidst family tensions. In the Nguyen family, the children's acculturation and immigrant parents' fears collide. In the Avila family, ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, thanksgiving, pregnancy, culture clash, family problems, americana, family life, family gatherings, couple relations, parents and children, love affair, estrangement ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Buddha of Suburbia (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 222 min.
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Story: The Buddha of Suburbia is a 1993 British four-part television serial, directed by Roger Michell. Based on the novel of the same name by Hanif Kureishi, the programme starred Naveen Andrews as the main character, Karim Amir. The programme's ...
Style: sincere, witty, sentimental, talky, realistic ...
Plot: satire, infidelity, suburbs, nudity (full frontal - brief), immigrants, racism, actor, hippie, punk rock, arranged marriage, rock, love affair ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Slums of Beverly Hills (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In 1976, a lower-middle-class teenager struggles to cope living with her neurotic family of nomads on the outskirts of Beverly Hills.
Style: humorous, semi serious, sincere, disturbing, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, family relations, teenage life, eccentric family, social differences, self discovery, parents and children, single parent, sex aid, youth, nomad, incest ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%