Movies like High Hopes

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High Hopes (1988)
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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 husband. Shirley wants a baby, but Cyril, who reads Marx and wants the world to be perfect, is reluctant. Cyril's mum locks herself out and must ask her snooty neighbors for help. Then Cyril's sister Valerie stages a surprise party for mum's 70th birthday, a disaster from start to finish. Shirley holds things together, and she and Cyril may put aside her Dutch cap after all.
Style: clever, touching, humorous, realistic, witty, semi serious
Plot: working class, family relations, couples, yuppie, liberal, realism, friendship, pregnancy, politics, hippie, parents and children, love and romance, social differences, society, babies and infants, suburbs, aging, satire, suburban life, culture clash, human nature, couple relations, family, class differences, loneliness ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, england, europe

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Most similar movies to High Hopes

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and touching films with plots about family relations, society, parents and children, couples, friendship, working class and culture clash mostly in Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like High Hopes: Life Is Sweet (1990), Meantime (1983), Career Girls (1997), All or Nothing (2002), White Teeth (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, sentimental, sincere, compassionate, melancholic ...
Plot: working class, family relations, rebellious daughter, class differences, nothing goes right, family problems, society, eccentric family, human nature, family in crisis, mother daughter relationship, compassion ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london, europe
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Meantime (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A working-class family in London's East End is struggling to stay afloat during the recession under Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's premiership. Only the mother Mavis is working; father Frank and the couple's two sons Colin, a ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, gloomy, touching, humorous
Plot: working class, mentally challenged, friendship, unemployment, skinhead, society, social misfits, coming of age, youth, misfit, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, england, europe, east end london
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94%
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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, touching ...
Plot: college, reunited friends, friendship, bittersweet, society, best friends, weekend, couples, realism, friends, graduation, coincidence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: london, england, europe, new jersey, tokyo
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93%
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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, serious, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: working class, taxi driver, dysfunctional family, family relations, family problems, injustice, parents and children, couples, couple relations, unwanted pregnancy, family in crisis, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, algeria, florida ...
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90%
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White Teeth (2002)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 240 min.
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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, social decay, family life, parents and children, social differences, culture clash, couple relations, couples, generation gap, family problems ...
Time: 1920s, 80s, 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: europe, england, london, bangladesh
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Another Year (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Mike Leigh’s much praised 2010 tragicomical drama. During a year, a very content couple approaching retirement are visited by friends and family less happy with their lives.
Style: touching, psychological, emotional, sincere, meditative ...
Plot: loneliness, funeral, midlife crisis, friendship, jealousy, everyday life, family life, parents and children, suffering, desperation, unrequited love, realism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england, paris france, dublin ireland ...
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85%
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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, clever ...
Plot: adoption, birth mother, dysfunctional family, jealousy, family secret, social worker, working class, funeral, loneliness, bittersweet, family relations, party ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe
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81%
Farewell, Home Sweet Home (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Switzerland, Italy
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Nicholas is the eldest son of a wealthy suburban family, whose businesswoman mother makes deals from a helicopter and has an affair with her business partner. His cheerful, alcoholic father, on the other hand, is reduced to a prisoner in his room ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: family relations, cafe, friendship, friends, restaurant, couples, society, single parent, lifestyle, love and romance, couple relations, family business ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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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, social differences, infidelity, couples, hopes, romance, society, opposites attract, university, literature, troubled marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london, europe, liverpool, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Bleak Moments (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 111 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: realistic, serious, talky, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: restaurant, friendship, bittersweet, diner, betrayal, hopes, lifestyle, love and romance, unfulfillment, mentally challenged, misfit, romance ...
Time: 70s
Place: london, england, europe
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75%
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Night Bus (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The passengers on the Night Bus have many different stories -- some are lovers, some have dark secrets, some are looking for a fight, others are just trying to get through the night.
Style: semi serious, sincere, touching, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: bus, travel, social differences, on the road, society, human nature, working class, night, double decker bus, urban, public transport
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
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72%
Go for Zucker (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Germany director Dani Levy filmed this comedy about Jewish life in today’s Germany along side the familiar east-west conflict. With it great success this film is a joyful comedy of humor and knowledge.
Style: realistic, witty, semi serious, humorous
Plot: culture clash, family relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, love and romance, family problems, couples, estrangement, holocaust, human nature, couple relations, gender ...
Time: 80s
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe
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69%
The Seagull's Laughter (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iceland, Germany, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Post-war provincial Iceland: around 1950, Freyja, who'd been a plump teen, returns from America, a widow with a 20-inch waist, seven suitcases of dresses, and a list of who ever wronged or slighted her. She moves in with an aunt and socialist ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, atmospheric, humorous
Plot: social differences, love affair, family relations, couples, homecoming, fish out of water, culture clash, parents and children, society, romance, misfit, domineering mother ...
Time: 50s
Place: iceland, europe
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Riff-Raff (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story of Stevie, a construction worker, and his girlfriend, an unemployed pop singer, serves to show the living conditions of the British poor class.
Style: semi serious, gloomy, humorous, realistic
Plot: working class, politics, homeless, friendship, labor union, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual content, social misfits, friends, society, fall in love, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe
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68%
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The Debut (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Filipino-American high school student Ben (Dante Mercado) works in a comic book shop to earn money to pay his way into Cal Arts. His father, a postman, is determined that his son--who has won a pre-med scholarship to UCLA--will become a doctor. The ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty, touching
Plot: coming of age, culture clash, high school, friendship, couples, high school life, school, looking for love, love and romance, lifestyle, social differences, nightlife ...
Time: 90s
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Five old friends decide to move in together as an alternate to living in a retirement home; joining them is an ethnology student whose thesis is on the aging population.
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic, sentimental
Plot: friendship, aging, couples, family relations, elderly, couple relations, parents and children, friends, golden years, bittersweet, female nudity, old man ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
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66%
Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: All but abandoned by her family in a London retirement hotel, an elderly woman strikes up a curious friendship with a young writer.
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, mistaken identity, memory, couples, love and romance, writer's life, aging, couple relations, golden years, poetry, friends, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Dandelions (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young girl is frustrated by her over-protective mom. At school, she meets another fearless little girl that is going to have a big influence on her.
Style: semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous
Plot: best friends, family life, parents and children, couples, friends, couple relations, friendship, little girl, bittersweet, youth, coming of age, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france
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65%
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Somers Town (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Two teenagers, both newcomers to London, forge an unlikely friendship over the course of a hot summer. Tomo (Thomas Turgoose) is a runaway from Nottingham; Marek (Piotr Jagiello) lives in the district of Somers Town, between King's Cross and ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, witty, humorous
Plot: immigrants, friendship, parents and children, social differences, teenage life, social misfits, lifestyle, single parent, society, love and romance, family relations, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Chutney Popcorn (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Reena is a young Indian American lesbian who lives and works in New York. Her sister Sarita, who is happily married, discovers that she is infertile. Reena offers to be a surrogate mother for her sister's baby, hoping to improve her ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, feel good, clever, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: lesbian, family relations, lesbian relationship, society, babies and infants, gender, gays and lesbians, love and romance, romance, culture clash, siblings relations, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, india, asia
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63%
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, introspection, parents and children, self discovery, couple relations, human nature, wilderness, best friends ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: new england, usa
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63%
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, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: culture clash, self discovery, female friendship, 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 ⇓
63%
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, realistic, semi serious, touching ...
Plot: working class, unemployment, rain, family relations, priest, catholic, bittersweet, loan, realism, disorder, family problems, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london, manchester, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Alila (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Life in a flimsy Tel Aviv apartment complex is a sour urban mosaic whose seedy characters, try as they might, can't get out of one another's faces. The character's lives overlap and collide. Gabi, a bobbed haired sexpot, and her lover ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, gloomy
Plot: family relations, family problems, couple relations, social relations, immigrants, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, culture clash, working class, infidelity, social differences, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: israel, tel aviv
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Obama Effect (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A serious health scare ignites John Thomas, an insurance salesman in his 50s, to take a closer look at his life. Motivated by a misguided obsession with getting Barack Obama elected, John takes an overwhelming involvement in the Presidential ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sentimental
Plot: unfulfillment, society, parents and children, couple relations, family relations, couples, politics, satire, americana, midlife crisis, campaign, u.s. president ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012
Place: usa
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62%
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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, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Gooische Vrouwen (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Gooische Vrouwen (Vipers Nest) is based on a very popular Dutch TV series and can be described as a Dutch variation of Sex and the City and Desperate Housewives. The film tells the story of four girlfriends who live in the bourgeois area ‘t Gooi, ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, sexy, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, couple relations, dishonesty, lifestyle, friendship, love affair, couples, unfulfillment, family problems, family relations, social relations, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
We Think the World of You (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An aimless young man, Johnny, is sent prison. He entrusts his beloved dog, Evie, to the care of his former lover and best friend, Frank. When he gets out of prison, he has to face difficulties at home. Added to this, is the fact that he may have to ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, emotional, touching, humorous ...
Plot: prison, working class, family relations, dog, romance, best friends, gender, love and romance, gays and lesbians, society, parents and children, custody ...
Time: 50s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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The Chain (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Comedy featuring interweaving stories of seven households caught up in a property chain on moving day, each one dependent on the other.
Style: semi serious, realistic, biting, suspense, humorous ...
Plot: house, relocation, love and romance, society, couples, family relations, social differences, property, moving
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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The Van (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in "Barrytown", a fictitious working-class quarter of Dublin. "Bimbo" Reeves gets laid off from his job. With his redundancy, he buys a van and sells fish and chips with his buddy Larry. Due to Ireland's surprising ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching ...
Plot: unemployment, friendship, family relations, soccer, working class, van, friends, single parent, nothing goes right, buddies, society, misfit ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, london, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%