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Educating Rita (1983)
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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 disillusioned university professor of literature. His marriage has failed, his girlfriend is having an affair with his best friend and he can't get through the day without downing a bottle or two of whisky. He refers to himself as an appalling teacher of appalling students. What Frank needs is a challenge ... along comes Rita. In this hilarious and often moving drama, the story tells how two people find a new lease of life through each other.
Style: witty, touching, talky, humorous, sentimental, clever, realistic, captivating, semi serious, poignant ...
Audience: date night
Plot: working class, self discovery, romance, couples, social differences, society, infidelity, opposites attract, hopes, university, literature, professor, troubled marriage, hairdresser, culture clash, teachers and students, love and romance, fall in love, strong female presence, uneducated, teaching the ways of the world, power relations, alcoholic, teacher, college ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe, dublin ireland, liverpool

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Shirley Valentine (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Wondering what has happened to herself, now feeling stagnant and in a rut, Shirley Valentine finds herself regularly talking to the wall while preparing her husband's chips and egg. When her best friend wins a trip-for-two to Greece Shirley ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, clever, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: middle aged woman, midlife crisis, friendship, culture clash, romance, love and romance, buddies, partners, hopes, strong female presence, introspection, self discovery ...
Time: 80s
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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, witty, humorous, semi serious, talky ...
Plot: coming of age, friends, old love, friendship, small town, society, love and romance, social differences, working class, salesman, social relations, small town life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london
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Wonder Boys (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany, UK, Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Grady (Michael Douglas) is a 50-ish English professor who hasn't had a thing published in years -- not since he wrote his award winning "Great American Novel" 7 years ago. This weekend proves even worse than he could imagine as he ...
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, touching, melancholic ...
Plot: midlife crisis, adultery, divorce, professor, writers, dog, college, alienation, university, marijuana, friends, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
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Alfie (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 114 min.
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Style: witty, humorous, talky, emotional, intense ...
Plot: womanizer, playboy, abortion, promiscuity, lifestyle, self discovery, sexual relations, coming of age, infidelity, morality, jazz, party ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
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Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Between two Thanksgivings, Hannah's husband falls in love with her sister Lee, while her hypochondriac ex-husband rekindles his relationship with her sister Holly.
Style: talky, humorous, witty, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: artist, thanksgiving, infidelity, family relations, audition, hypochondriac, sisters, family problems, couples, human nature, romance, introspection ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
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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: semi serious, realistic, witty, touching, clever ...
Plot: working class, family relations, liberal, yuppie, couples, realism, couple relations, suburbs, parents and children, pregnancy, social differences, suburban life ...
Time: 80s
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Driving Lessons (2006)
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Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A shy teenage boy trying to escape the influence of his domineering mother, has his world changed when he begins to work for a retired actress.
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
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Trust (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 107 min.
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Style: talky, witty, humorous, realistic, clever ...
Plot: love and romance, age difference, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, family relations, dark humor, bittersweet, coming of age, misfit, social misfits, youth, romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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Notting Hill (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 124 min.
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Style: touching, feel good, humorous, romantic, light ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
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The Four Seasons (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Three middle-aged wealthy couples take vacations together in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Along the way we are treated to mid-life, marital, parental and other crises.
Style: sentimental, witty, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 83 min.
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Style: talky, realistic, witty, semi serious, touching ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Based on Elizabeth Von Arnim's novel, four Englishwomen rent an Italian villa on holiday.
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, talky, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
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Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
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Style: talky, melancholic, light, satirical, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
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Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: witty, captivating, romantic, affectionate, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
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Moonstruck (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, sexy, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
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The Last of the High Kings (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Ireland, Denmark, UK
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: humorous, sentimental, feel good, touching, semi serious ...
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Pocketful of Miracles (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Damon Runyon's fairytale, sweet and funny, is told by director Frank Capra. Boozy, brassy Apple Annie, a beggar with a basket of apples, is as much as part of downtown New York as old Broadway itself. Bootlegger Dave the Dude is a sucker for ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Arthur (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: humorous, witty, sentimental, clever, feel good ...
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Letter to Brezhnev (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
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Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching, sentimental
Audience: girls' night, date night
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: witty, humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, date night, girls' night
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Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1890s, 1920s, 1930s ...
Place: england, europe, london
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Starter for 10 (2006)
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Duration: 92 min.
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Style: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Georgy Girl (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Georgy has resigned herself to being one of life's accidents. She disapproves somewhat of her father's butlering James Leamington. She's tall, plump, sloppy and wistfully envious of what she conceives to be the life led by her ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
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Place: london, england, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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East Is East (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: realistic, humorous, witty, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: culture clash, tradition, family relations, muslim, islam, arranged marriage, family problems, family in crisis, family life, parents and children, society, generation gap ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: england, europe, northern england, london, israel
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35%
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 ...
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Sweet Liberty (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: humorous, witty, feel good, realistic, semi serious ...
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Time: 80s, 20th century, 18th century, 1930s
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Mystic Pizza (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Three teenage girls come of age while working at a pizza parlor in Mystic Connecticut.
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens, teen drama
Plot: small town, coming of age, commitment, romance, love and romance, small town life, teenage life, siblings relations, hopes, graduation, best friends, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Calendar Girls (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Members of a Yorkshire branch of the Women's Institute cause controversy when they pose nude for a charity calendar.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, inspirational, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
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Place: england, yorkshire, northern england, los angeles, europe ...
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