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Kinky Boots (2005)
 7.1
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Kinky Boots (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Charles Price may have grown up with his father in the family shoe business in Northampton, in central England, but he never thought that he would take his father's place. Yet, the untimely death of his father places him in that position, only to learn that Price & Sons Shoes is failing. While in despair at his failed attempts to save the business, Charles has a chance encounter with the flamboyant drag queen cabaret singer, Lola. Her complaints about the inadequate footwear for her work combined with one of Charles' ex-employees, Lauren, leads to a suggestion to change the product to create a desperate chance to save the business: make men's fetish footwear. Lola is convinced to be their footwear designer and the transition begins. Now this disparate lot must struggle at this unorthodox idea while dealing both the prejudice of the staff, Lola's discomfort in the small town and the selfish manipulation of Charles' greedy fiancée who cannot see the greater good in Charles' dream.
Style: touching, humorous, inspirational, witty, sexual, offbeat, sexy, realistic, semi serious, intense ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: transvestism, cabaret, fashion show, small town, fashion, family business, factory, cross dressing, unlikely partners, fish out of water, bankruptcy, designer, gender bending, society, shoemaker, boots, working class, shoes, drag, starting over, crossdressing, lifestyle, buddies, family relations, bohemian life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, milan italy, europe, london

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and touching films with plots about friendship, culture clash, runaway, mentor, storytelling, catastrophe and friends mostly in Comedy, Drama and Music genres. Some movies like Kinky Boots: The Full Monty (1997), Pride (2014), Calendar Girls (2003), Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001), Cemetery Junction (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Australia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two drag-queens and a transsexual contract to perform a drag show at a resort in Alice Springs, a resort town in the remote Australian desert. They head west from Sydney aboard their lavender bus, Priscilla. En route, it is discovered that the woman ...
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, road movie, melancholic ...
Plot: transsexual, gay, transvestism, gay slur, desert, gender bending, cross dressing, on the road, australian outback, bus, gays and lesbians, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: australia, south australia
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To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Three New York drag queens on their way to Hollywood for a beauty pageant get stranded in a small Midwestern town for the entire weekend when their car breaks down. While waiting for parts for their Cadillac convertible, the flamboyant trio shows ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, road movie, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: transvestism, cross dressing, gender bending, gay, friendship, gay slur, small town, on the road, culture clash, gender, showbiz, cross country ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: nebraska, usa, new york, california, london ...
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The Full Monty (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sheffield, England. Gaz, a jobless steelworker in need of quick cash persuades his mates to bare it all in a one-night-only strip show.
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, witty, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: unemployment, stripper, striptease, working class, gay, suicide attempt, friendship, nudity (full frontal - brief), rehearsal, homosexual, family relations, audition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, northern england, united kingdom, yorkshire, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 54K
Pride (2014)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Based on a true story, the film is set in the summer of 1984 – when Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is on strike. At the Gay Pride March in London, a group of gay and lesbian activists decides to raise ...
Style: touching, sincere, humorous, witty, realistic ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, working class, prejudice, unlikely partners, gay couple, homosexuality, social decay, generosity, hopes, gays and lesbians, injustice ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985, year 1984
Place: england, europe, london, wales, united kingdom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, based on true events, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: charity, model, human spirit, leukemia, elderly, friendship, hopes, women, small town, family drama, calendar, middle aged ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, yorkshire, northern england, europe, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Hansel Schmidt, is a young East German boy, born and raised during the Cold War in communist East Berlin. In his 20s, he meets Luther Robinson, an older American soldier, who falls in love with Hansel and the two decide to marry, which will allow ...
Style: cult film, emotional, semi serious, sentimental, lyrical ...
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Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: germany, europe, usa, kansas, east germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, profanity, small town, society, love and romance, social differences, working class, salesman, small town life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Just Like a Woman (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Gerald is a smart, young, high-flying American banker. Everything is great until his wife finds another woman's underwear in their bedroom and subsequently throws him out. He finds lodgings with Monica, a recently divorced 50-year old ...
Style: touching, humorous, sexual, offbeat, sexy ...
Plot: transvestism, transvestite, transsexual, farce, fall in love, gender bending, friends, couples, love affair, gender, mysterious character, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Victor Victoria (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A struggling female soprano finds work playing a male female impersonator, but it complicates her personal life.
Style: sexy, witty, clever, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: gender bending, cross dressing, music, cabaret, nightclub, jazz, woman dressed as man, romance, transvestite, gay, overnight success, chorus girl ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.7
 130K
Billy Elliot (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK, France
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: uplifting, touching, feel good, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, date night, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, ballet, follow your dream, gay, father son relationship, dancer's life, audition, working class, family relations, gay slur, prejudice, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1984, 90s
Place: england, london, northern england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Iron Ladies (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Thailand
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The two main characters, Mon and Jung, play two gay transvestites, who had been constantly overlooked by volleyball coaches because of their appearance. However, when a local team changes coaches, the new coach holds tryouts for a new team. When Mon ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, inspirational, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: transsexual, transvestite, volleyball, transvestism, gay, coming out, gender bending, against the odds, gay athlete, contests and competitions, athlete's life, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: thailand, asia, bangkok thailand, california, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Last of the Blonde Bombshells (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: After Elizabeth's husband dies, she begins to play her tenor saxophone again, and remembers when she was 15 and a member of the Blonde Bombshells, an all-girl (with one exception) swing band. Accompanied by the exception and urged on by her ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, realistic, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: reunion, friendship, jazz, music, starting over, musician's life, cross dressing, fall in love, love affair, oldies, couple relations, unfulfillment ...
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Place: england, europe, london, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Driving Lessons (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA, France
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Style: witty, realistic, romantic, clever, twists and turns ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Band's Visit (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Israel, USA, France
Duration: 87 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Manuela and Manuel (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Puerto Rico
Duration: 94 min.
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Style: humorous, touching, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Fighting Temptations (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
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Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, melancholic, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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SoulBoy (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: 1974. Amidst power cuts, strikes and boot-boy aggro on the football terraces, Joe McCain is bored of a life that's going nowhere. Enter hair-dresser Jane: blonde, beautiful, and moving to the beat of a whole new world of sound, movement and ...
Style: humorous, contemplative, psychological, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: nightlife, society, coming of age, youth, friendship, lifestyle, unfulfillment, music, buddies, soul music, small town, friends ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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The Birdcage (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A gay cabaret owner and his drag queen companion agree to put up a false straight front so that their son can introduce them to his fiancé's right-wing moralistic parents.
Style: humorous, feel good, light, entertaining, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
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Hear My Song (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 104 min.
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Duration: 92 min.
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Style: sexy, witty, touching, humorous, feel good ...
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Time: 90s
Place: manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.3
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Torch Song Trilogy (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: touching, talky, humorous, sentimental, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.9
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Fat Girls (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
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Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, sexy ...
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31%
 7.1
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: 70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker has discovered that retirement isn't all it's cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin.
Style: feel good, inspirational, light, sweet, touching ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick, girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.8
 8K
Joyful Noise (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
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Duration: 118 min.
Story: G.G. Sparrow faces off with her choir's newly appointed director, Vi Rose Hill, over the group's direction as they head into a national competition.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Schultze Gets the Blues (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Germany
Duration: 114 min.
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Style: humorous, touching, realistic, melancholic, road movie ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Camp (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Misfits in their lives back home, a group of young people live it up at musical-theater camp. While the sports counselor is completely ignored, the kids' spend all their time in rehearsal for a grueling schedule that involves a new show every ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Real Women Have Curves (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: touching, captivating, sentimental, uplifting, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
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