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Filth: The Mary Whitehouse Story
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of the rise of morals crusader Mary Whitehouse in the UK in the 1960's,
Style: humorous, semi serious, thought provoking, realistic, biting
Plot: media, couple relations, campaign, couples, private vs public, religious fundamentalist, conservatism, campaigning, threatening telephone call, art teacher, censorship, tv, ignorance, morality, hypocrisy, christian, husband wife relationship
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, realistic, humorous and offbeat films with plots about couples, couple relations, family relations, society, parents and children, husband wife relationship and artists and showbiz mostly in Comedy, Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like Filth: The Mary Whitehouse Story: Primary Colors (1998), One Chance (2013), Hippie Hippie Shake (0000), Alfie (1966), Running Mates (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Primary Colors
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France, Germany, Japan, USA
Duration: 143 min.
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Style: clever, cynical, semi serious, realistic, captivating ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california
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One Chance
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, humorous ...
Plot: opera, follow your dream, music, ambition, hopes, artists and showbiz, musician's life, supportive spouse, underdog, couple relations, parents and children, cinderella story ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, venice
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Hippie Hippie Shake
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, USA, UK
Story: An account of counterculturalist Richard Neville's misadventures in London at the end of the 1960s.
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, witty
Plot: legal action, drugs/alcohol, strong sexual content, legal, media, courtroom, fighting the system, rebellion, couple relations, society, couples, radicalism ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: england, europe, london
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Alfie
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, realistic, semi serious, sexual, talky ...
Plot: infidelity, coming of age, abortion, womanizer, sex, jazz, relationships, loneliness, women, sexuality, character study, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, london, europe, california
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Running Mates
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A governor running for President gets revealed to be a serial philanderer.
Style: humorous, semi serious, biting, realistic
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Time: 90s
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Small Time
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Follows a gang of small time crooks in an English town. Malc is in danger of losing his girlfriend Kate if he doesn't spend more time at home and the gang leader Jumbo looks like he is about to lose control.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, atmospheric, offbeat
Plot: crimes, buddies, gang, couple relations, cons and scams, working class, heist, criminal heroes, dishonesty, couples, friends, neighbor ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england
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One Foot in the Grave
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: One Foot in the Grave is a BBC television sitcom series written by David Renwick. The show ran for six series, including seven Christmas specials, two Comic Relief specials, over an eleven-year period, from early 1990 to late 2000. The latter Comic ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, dark humor, witty ...
Plot: sitcom, golden years, couple relations, elderly, family relations, couples, disorder, misery, retirement, oldtimer, retired, antisocial behavior ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: england, europe
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The Look of Love
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Paul Raymond builds a porn, entertainment and real estate empire that makes him the wealthiest man in Britain, but drugs doom his beloved daughter, Debbie.
Style: semi serious, stylized, realistic, clever, sexy ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, womanizer, rise to the top, ambition, infidelity, parents and children, pornography, nightlife, showbiz, dishonesty, media, society ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 1960s ...
Place: england, london, britain
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Intimate Relations
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young merchant marine turns up in an English coastal town looking for a brother he barely knows. When his brother's wife rebukes him he takes up with the Beasley family. However, soon the mother and daughter are chasing and ending up in the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: elderly lovers, suburbs, couple relations, parents and children, dysfunctional family, couples, family relations, infidelity, orphan, obsession, dangerous attraction, eccentric family ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
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Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A biography of Ian Dury, who was stricken with polio at a young age and defied expectations by becoming one of the founders of the punk-rock scene in Britain in the 1970s.
Style: semi serious, uplifting, realistic, touching, offbeat ...
Plot: punk, musician's life, rock, follow your dream, music, rising to stardom, human spirit, disability, ambition, hopes, couples, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: england, europe
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System:   52%
    User:   57%
 
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Grafters
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 54 min.
Story: Grafters was a British drama–comedy programme originally broadcast in the UK on ITV from 27 October 1998 to 20 December 1999 for 16 episodes over two series. Grafters was based around the Purvis brothers Joe and Trevor, who along with their ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
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An Earthy Paradise for the Eyes
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Adolescence is always a difficult time; it is doubly so for Gábina. For one thing, she is growing up in the normalization years of the 1970s, and then she also has to face the reality that her father is a well-known actor disavowed by the regime. ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, dark humor, realistic, talky ...
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Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1977, year 1968
Place: europe, prague, czech republic, czechoslovakia
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Country: France, UK, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
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Time: 20th century, 70s
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    User:   49%
 
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Sixty Six
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Duration: 93 min.
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Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
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The Northerners
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Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, france
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Holy Flying Circus
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Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
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WR: Mysteries of the Organism
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Country: Yugoslavia, West Germany
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Style: surreal, semi serious, clever, humorous, realistic ...
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Period of Adjustment
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Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
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Style: humorous, witty, talky, clever, biting ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new england, england
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White Teeth
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Country: UK
Duration: 240 min.
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: semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous, multicultural
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The Spanish Woman
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Country: Australia
Duration: 87 min.
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Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sexual, witty
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Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: australia
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    User:   45%
 
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Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: This controversial work, created and performed by Eve Ensler, debuted off-off-Broadway in 1996 and soon rode a wave of national acclaim. Now, the intimacy of Ensler's original show has been lovingly brought to the screen. Capturing her unique ...
Style: thought provoking, semi serious, realistic, talky, biting ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   37%
    User:   37%
 
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Duration: 298 min.
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england
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    User:   42%
 
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Country: France, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Parisian everyman Antoine Doinel has married his sweetheart Christine Darbon, and the newlyweds have set up a cozy domestic life of selling flowers and giving violin lessons while Antoine fitfully works on his long-gestating novel. As Christine ...
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System:   36%
    User:   42%
 
Riding in Cars with Boys
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A single mother, with dreams of becoming a writer, has a son at the age of 15 in 1965, and goes through a failed marriage with the drug-addicted father.
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
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Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
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