Movies like Educating Rita

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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, infidelity, hopes, social differences, society, couples, opposites attract, university, literature, professor, troubled marriage, hairdresser, culture clash, cinderella story, teachers and students, love and romance, fall in love, teaching the ways of the world, strong female presence, uneducated, power relations, profanity, alcoholic ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe, liverpool

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Most similar movies to Educating Rita

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, realistic and witty films with plots about culture clash, couples, dialogue, runaway, mentor, friendship and storytelling mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Educating Rita: Wonder Boys (2000), Shirley Valentine (1989), Alfie (1966), High Hopes (1988), Trust (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, divorce, professor, writers, adultery, college, alienation, university, dog, marijuana, friends, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: pittsburgh, usa, pennsylvania
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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, looking for love, strong female presence, couples, friends, love and romance, buddies, hopes ...
Time: 80s
Place: greece, england, europe, liverpool, northern england ...
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Alfie (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The film tells the story of a young man who leads a promiscuous lifestyle until several life reversals make him rethink his purposes and goals in life.
Style: witty, humorous, talky, emotional, intense ...
Plot: womanizer, playboy, abortion, promiscuity, lifestyle, self discovery, sexual relations, sex, coming of age, infidelity, morality, jazz ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: london, england, europe, california
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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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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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66%
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
Plot: friendship, divorce, midlife crisis, vacation, bittersweet, best friends, partners, friends, family problems, couples, family relations, wilderness ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: new england, usa
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66%
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: thanksgiving, artist, infidelity, family relations, audition, hypochondriac, human nature, romance, couples, family problems, introspection, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
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65%
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Career Girls (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Two young women reunite and rekindle their friendship after having said goodbye at their college graduation, six years earlier.
Style: talky, realistic, witty, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: reunion, college, reunited friends, friendship, bittersweet, realism, best friends, society, strong female presence, weekend, friends, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: london, europe, england, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Enchanted April (1991)
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
Plot: friendship, vacation, chance meeting, female friendship, romance, self discovery, strong female presence, unlikely couple, opposites attract, love and romance, fall in love, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s
Place: italy, europe, london, england
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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, 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 ⇓
64%
Driving Lessons (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, parents and children, love and romance, artists and showbiz, actor's life, family relations, family problems, friendship, infidelity, letter, christianity ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: england, scotland, edinburgh scotland, london
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Notting Hill (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: William Thacker is a London bookstore owner whose humdrum existence is thrown into romantic turmoil when famous American actress Anna Scott appears in his shop. A chance encounter over spilled orange juice leads to a kiss that blossoms into a ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, romantic, light ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: fame, paparazzi, social differences, star, society, opposites attract, power of love, friendship, romance, couples, lifestyle, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: london, england, europe
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Fever Pitch (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A romantic comedy about a man, a woman and a football team. Based on Nick Hornby's best selling autobiographical novel, Fever Pitch. English teacher Paul Ashworth believes his long standing obsession with Arsenal serves him well. But then he ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: soccer, sport team, teacher, sport, contests and competitions, couple relations, romance, opposites attract, ambition, fall in love, couples, relationship problems ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: england, london, europe, new jersey
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How to Be (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young man having an existential crisis convinces a Canadian self-help guru to come to London and become his personal life coach.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching, melancholic ...
Plot: self discovery, introspection, unfulfillment, coming of age, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, youth, hopes, musician, breakup, musician's life, midlife crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe
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Arthur (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Arthur is the most quotable drunk millionaire that is likely to ever steal your heart. Dudley Moore portrays Arthur, a thirty year old child who will inherit 750 million dollars if he complies with his family's demands and marries the woman of ...
Style: humorous, witty, sentimental, clever, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: butler, screwball, culture clash, opposites attract, alcohol abuse, waitress, cinderella story, bittersweet, working class, social differences, true love, mogul ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Moonstruck (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Cher is devastatingly funny, sinuous and beautiful as Loretta, an unlucky-in-love Italian widow who finds romance through the intervention of the Manhattan moon. With her wedding to a close friend just weeks away, she meets - and falls hopelessly in ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, romance, love and romance, infidelity, couples, looking for love, fall in love, dishonesty, eccentric family, marriage, female protagonist, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, italy, sicily italy, europe ...
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Emma (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Emma Woodhouse is a congenial young lady who delights in meddling in other people’s affairs. She is perpetually trying to unite men and women who are utterly wrong for each other. Despite her interest in romance, Emma is clueless about her own ...
Style: witty, captivating, romantic, sweet, light ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: jane austen, matchmaking, opposites attract, estate, friendship, couples, fall in love, looking for love, rich and poor, english countryside, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1800s, 1810s ...
Place: england, britain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Importance of Being Earnest (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two young gentlemen living in 1890s England use the same pseudonym ("Ernest") on the sly, which is fine until they both fall in love with women using that name, which leads to a comedy of mistaken identities...
Style: witty, humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, family outing, girls' night
Plot: false identity, mistaken identity, romance, social differences, friendship, comedy of errors, couples, disorder, diary, love story, happy ending, twists & turns ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian era, victorian, 1890s ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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
Plot: gangsters, high society, luck, deception, couples, dishonesty, social differences, disorder, switching roles, billiards, gangster boss, class differences ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 60s, 1920s
Place: spain, europe, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: pregnancy, adoption, love triangle, love, butler, hospital, piano, roommate, bittersweet, virginity, infidelity, forbidden love ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 70s
Place: london, england, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Letter to Brezhnev (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The factories, pubs, clubs, hotels and streets of 1980s Liverpool form the backdrop for this tale of love, friendship, sex and a letter to the Soviet leader, Leonid Brezhnev. Two Liverpool lasses, Teresa and Elaine meet two Russian sailors, Sergei ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: state affairs, romance, society, couples, injustice, friends, love and romance, opposites attract, hopes, social differences, love affair, fall in love ...
Time: 80s
Place: liverpool, russia, england, europe, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Object of Beauty (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A valuable piece of art is stolen from a couple.
Style: talky, clever, stylized, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: heist, social differences, couple relations, performer's life, power relations, couples, family problems, crimes, crime, master and servant, mute or deaf, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: small town, coming of age, commitment, coming-of-age, romance, small town life, siblings relations, teenage life, love and romance, hopes, graduation, best friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa, connecticut, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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 ...
Style: realistic, humorous, witty, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: culture clash, islam, family relations, muslim, tradition, arranged marriage, family problems, bittersweet, society, parents and children, family in crisis, family life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: england, europe, northern england, london, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Young Visiters (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Young Visiters, written in twelve days by nine-year-old Daisy Ashford in 1890, is a surreal blend of naiveté, precocious perception and inadvertent social satire.
Style: realistic, witty, humorous, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: teaching the ways of the world, couple relations, romance, society, opposites attract, love and romance, looking for love, social differences, rich and poor, friendship, high society, train ...
Time: 1910s, 1890s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Sweet Liberty (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Michael has written a schollarly book on the revolutionary war. He has sold the film rights. The arrival of the film crew seriously disrupts him as actors want to change their characters, directors want to re-stage battles, and he becomes very ...
Style: humorous, witty, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: actor, historian, love and romance, artists and showbiz, couple relations, fish out of water, showbiz, professor, couples, actor's life, young lovers, celebrity culture ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 18th century, 1930s
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Princess Caraboo (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Bristol, England, early 19th century. A beautiful young stranger who speaks a weird language is tried for the crime of begging. But when a man claims that he can translate her dialect, it is understood that the woman is a princess from a far away ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sweet, witty, clever ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: cinderella story, romance, fall in love, royal family, opposites attract, love and romance, hidden identity, master and servant, couples, disorder, rich and poor, village ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%