Movies like Happy-Go-Lucky

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Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)
 7.0
 38K
Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A look at a few chapters in the life of Poppy, a cheery, colorful, North London schoolteacher whose optimism tends to exasperate those around her.
Style: feel good, sincere, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, sweet, emotional, light, realistic, clever ...
Plot: optimism, friendship, looking for love, elementary school, social worker, homeless, female friendship, love and romance, goodhearted, hopes, stranger, selflessness, roommate, school, dancer, husband wife relationship, 30 year old, character study, bicycle, flamenco, working class, bittersweet, singleness, friends, instructor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe, miami

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Most similar movies to Happy-Go-Lucky

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, touching and semi serious films with plots about friendship, loneliness, drinking alcohol, dialogue, mentor, relationships and runaway mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Happy-Go-Lucky: Booked Out (2012), Bleak Moments (1971), About a Boy (2002), All or Nothing (2002), Life Is Sweet (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
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Booked Out (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Ailidh (Mirren Burke) has two loves in this world: spying on her neighbours and writing graphic novels. The arrival of Jacob (Rollo Weeks - Girl with a Pearl Earring), inspires Ailidh and she soon begins conjuring up increasingly elaborate plans to ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, teenage life, love and romance, romance, friends, youth, twentysomething life, kitchen, drinking, imaginary character, 20 year old ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Bleak Moments (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Moments from the uncompromisingly bleak existence of a secretary, her retarded sister, aloof and uneasy teacher boyfriend, bizzare neighbour and irritating workmate.
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, restaurant, bittersweet, diner, social differences, misfit, lifestyle, unfulfillment, romance, betrayal, optimism, couples ...
Time: 70s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 7.0
 173K
About a Boy (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, France, Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Will Freeman is a hip Londoner who one day realizes that his friends are all involved with the responsibilities of married life and that leaves him alone in the cold. Passing himself off as a single father, he starts to meet a string of single mums, ...
Style: feel good, romantic, sentimental, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, kids, teens
Plot: single parent, mentor, friendship, singleness, dysfunctional family, single father, unlikely friendships, coming of age, dating, womanizer, family relations, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 7.5
 10K
All or Nothing (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Penny's love for her partner, taxi-driver Phil, has run dry. He is a gentle, philosophical guy, and she works on the checkout at a supermarket...
Style: bleak, realistic, sentimental, sincere, serious ...
Plot: working class, taxi driver, dysfunctional family, family relations, injustice, family problems, parents and children, couples, society, couple relations, family in crisis, unwanted pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, algeria, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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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 ⇓
76%
 7.1
 5K
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 ⇓
75%
Celeste & Jesse Forever (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Celeste and Jesse met in high school and got married young. They laugh at the same jokes and finish each other’s sentences. They are forever linked in their friends’ minds as the perfect couple – she, a high-powered businesswoman and budding ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, melancholic, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: friendship, divorce, best friends, romance, couples, love and romance, lifestyle, starting over, hopes, looking for love, thirtysomething life, breakup ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, new jersey, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.3
 86K
Submarine (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: 15-year-old deep-thinking Welsh schoolboy, Oliver Tate struggles to initiate and maintain a relationship with Jordana, his devilish, dark-haired classmate at their Swansea high school. As his parents' marriage begins to fall apart, similar ...
Style: witty, semi serious, surreal, talky, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: coming of age, virginity, love and romance, loss of virginity, teenage love, bullying, social relations, adolescence, high school life, first sex, parents and children, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 80s, contemporary, 20th century
Place: wales, england, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 6.8
 49K
Man Up (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A 34 year old single woman, Nancy, hung-over again, exhausted by the endless fruitless set ups by her friends, traveling across London to toast another 10 years of her parent's successful happy magical marriage runs in with a 40 year old ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, funny, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: blind date, mistaken identity, wedding anniversary, romance, looking for love, self discovery, dishonesty, disorder, love, singleness, thirtysomething life, farce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 7.5
 75K
Frances Ha (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Brazil
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An aspiring dancer moves to New York City and becomes caught up in a whirlwind of flighty fair-weather friends, diminishing fortunes and career setbacks.
Style: realistic, humorous, touching, semi serious, mumblecore ...
Plot: friendship, dancer, roommate, follow your dream, direction and purpose, bittersweet, dancer's life, loneliness, ambitious, artists and showbiz, best friends, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, japan, paris france, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Italian for Beginners (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A group of strangers find friendship, family and love within an Italian beginners’ course.
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, sentimental, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, romance, lifestyle, starting over, fall in love, looking for love, couples, culture clash, hotel, waitress, priest, female director ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century
Place: denmark, venice, copenhagen, italy, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.4
 12K
Ten Inch Hero (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Four friends search for love and happiness while working at a California sandwich shop.
Style: touching, witty, feel good, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: looking for love, love and romance, friends, fall in love, friendship, restaurant, shyness, young people, love story, lifestyle, happy ending, twentysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Jane Austen Book Club (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Six Californians start a club to discuss the works of Jane Austen. As they delve into Austen's literature, the club members find themselves dealing with life experiences that parallel the themes of the books they are reading.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: book, friendship, love and romance, infidelity, couple relations, crumbling marriage, literature, breakup, break-up, teacher, reconciliation, computer genius ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 19th century
Place: usa, california, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Life Partners (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A 29-year-old lawyer and her lesbian best friend experience a dramatic shift in their longtime bond after one enters a serious relationship
Style: realistic, humorous, touching, talky, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: romance, lesbian, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, unlikely couple, best friends, couples, friends, love and romance, couple relations, female friendship, friendship between women ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Lawless Heart (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In a British seaside resort, several lives intertwine following the funeral of a gay restaurant owner
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, melancholic, talky ...
Plot: infidelity, love and romance, love affair, dealing with death, gay, friendship, adultery, sex, eccentricity, bittersweet, gays and lesbians, gender ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london, prague, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.0
 8K
Paper Heart (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Paper Heart follows Nick and Charlyne on a cross-country journey to document what exactly "love" is. Interviewing ministers, happily married couples, chemists, romance novelists, divorce lawyers, a group of children and more, the ...
Style: talky, feel good, captivating, humorous, sincere ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: friendship, filmmaking, fall in love, true love, interracial romance, looking for love, romance, human nature, hopes, couples, friends, optimism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, california, nashville tennessee, las vegas, arkansas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.8
 35K
Naked (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Johnny flees Manchester for London, to avoid a beating from the family of a girl he has raped. There he finds an old girlfriend, and spends some time homeless, spending much of his time ranting at strangers, and meeting characters in plights very ...
Style: disturbing, witty, talky, realistic, serious ...
Plot: sexual abuse, rapist, stranger, humiliation, roommate, drifter, urban, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, security guard, marijuana, alienation, robbery ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: london, europe, england, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 8.0
 38K
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 ⇓
61%
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Broken English (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Japan, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Nora Wilder (Parker Posey), a single, career woman works at a Manhattan boutique hotel where her excellent skills in guest relations lack in the romantic department. If it is not her loving and dominant mother (Gena Rowlands) attempting to set her ...
Style: sentimental, light, sweet, emotional, sexy ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, romance, looking for love, single, thirtysomething life, cliche, loneliness, dating, hung over, language barrier, self discovery, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, new york, croatia, france, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
On a Clear Day (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After decades of laboring as a Glasgow shipbuilder, Frank Redmond, a no-nonsense 55-year-old working-class man, suddenly finds himself laid off. For the first time in his life, he is without a job or a sense of direction, and he's too proud to ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, family relations, swimming, working class, hopes, self discovery, couple relations, down on your luck, marriage, obsessive quest, love and romance, underdog ...
Time: contemporary
Place: glasgow scotland, english channel, scotland, europe, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Hannah Takes the Stairs (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Hannah is a recent college graduate interning at a Chicago production company. She is crushing on two writers at work, Matt and Paul, who share an office and keep her entertained. Will a relationship with one of them disrupt the delicate balance of ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, college graduate, looking for love, college, human nature, introspection, love triangle, lifestyle, thirtysomething life, couples, office, computers and web ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A chaotic Bridget Jones meets a snobbish lawyer, and he soon enters her world of imperfections.
Style: feel good, witty, sentimental, light, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: opposites attract, love story, diary, thirtysomething life, looking for love, love and romance, holiday, christmas, love triangle, flirting, couples, workplace romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, london, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.8
 4K
Crush (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Three 40-something women in a small English town meet weekly for a ritual of gin, cigarettes, and sweets -- and swapped stories arguing which of them has the most pathetic love life. Kate is headmistress at the local school; her best friends are the ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, touching, humorous, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, female friendship, friendship, romance, fall in love, looking for love, human nature, midlife crisis, couple relations, pregnancy, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, manipulation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, paris france, london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 7.1
 12K
Venus (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Maurice is an aging veteran actor who becomes absolutely taken with Jessie - the grandniece of his closest friend. When Maurice tries to soften the petulant and provincial young girl with the benefit of his wisdom and London culture, their ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, friendship, aging, elderly, actor's life, lifestyle, age difference, teenage life, art, roommate, loss of friend, abortion ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: During their travels from Chicago to New York, Harry and Sally Will debate whether or not sex ruins a perfect relationship between a man and a woman. Eleven years later, and they're still no closer to finding the answer.
Style: feel good, sentimental, sincere, sweet, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: male female friendship, friendship, unlikely couple, unlikely friendships, love and romance, platonic, looking for love, romance, friends, initially antagonists, best friends in love, up and down relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1977, 70s, year 1987 ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Object of My Affection (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A pregnant New York social worker begins to develop romantic feelings for her gay best friend, and decides she'd rather raise her child with him, much to the dismay of her overbearing boyfriend.
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: fall in love, friendship, pregnancy, gay man straight woman relationship, gender, love triangle, unfulfilled love, convention, blind date, falling in love, gays and lesbians, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.6
 438K
Love Actually (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Follows seemingly unrelated people as their lives begin to intertwine while they fall in – and out – of love. Affections languish and develop as Christmas draws near.
Style: feel good, sentimental, romantic, touching, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: christmas, love and romance, marriage, couple relations, looking for love, first love, fall in love, unrequited love, family relations, love at first sight, marital problem, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, marseille, england, milwaukee wisconsin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Alive and Kicking (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A passionately committed young dancer is forced to re-examine his career and life when faced with death, finding hope through an older man who becomes his lover, mentor and companion.
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: gay, friendship, pregnancy, bittersweet, romance, plague, couples, friends, artists and showbiz, gays and lesbians, dancer's life, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, athens greece, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.1
 22K
Smart People (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Professor Lawrence Wetherhold (Dennis Quaid) might be imperiously brilliant, monumentally self-possessed and an intellectual giant -- but when it comes to solving the conundrums of love and family, he's as downright flummoxed as the next guy.
Style: humorous, realistic, contemplative, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: self discovery, family relations, parents and children, couple relations, introspection, family life, couples, romance, love and romance, hopes, alienation, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pittsburgh, pennsylvania, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.9
 260
Burning Annie (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story of a college student with an "Annie Hall" addiction trying to make his new relationship work.
Style: sentimental, witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: college, lifestyle, romance, love and romance, youth, opposites attract, battle of the sexes, looking for love, college life, obsession, couples, student life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%