Movies like Life Is Sweet

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Life Is Sweet (1990)
 7.5
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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 Andy, a cook who forever puts off home remodeling projects, and with a drunken friend, buys a broken down lunch wagon. Natalie, with short neat hair and a snappy, droll manner, is a plumber; she has a holiday planned in America, but little else. Last is Nicola, odd man out: a snarl, big glasses, cigarette, mussed hair, jittery fingers, bulimic, jobless, and unhappy. How they interact and play out family conflict and love is the film's subject.
Style: talky, realistic, humorous, sincere, sentimental, offbeat, semi serious, bleak, melancholic, compassionate ...
Plot: working class, eating disorder, food, bulimia, class differences, rebellious daughter, family relations, wall street, realism, family problems, society, human nature, nothing goes right, eccentric family, family in crisis, suburbs, twins, anorexia, sister sister relationship, restaurant, bondage, chocolate, midlife crisis, compassion, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: london, england, europe

Most similar movies to Life Is Sweet

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, talky, semi serious and humorous films with plots about family relations, culture clash, society, dysfunctional family, working class, catastrophe and loneliness mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Life Is Sweet: High Hopes (1988), Raining Stones (1993), Meantime (1983), All or Nothing (2002), Another Year (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, realistic, humorous, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: working class, liberal, yuppie, parents and children, couple relations, hippie, pregnancy, friendship, culture clash, politics, aging, suburban life ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, sentimental, touching, offbeat ...
Plot: working class, unemployment, priest, catholic, family problems, obsessive quest, rainy, family relations, loan, society, urban, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, london, europe, manchester, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 7.2
 3K
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: gloomy, touching, dark humor, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: working class, unemployment, friendship, skinhead, youth, single parent, kids in trouble, family relations, dysfunctional family, racism, family problems, coming of age ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, london, england, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, talky, realistic, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: working class, taxi driver, dysfunctional family, crumbling marriage, family in crisis, parents and children, couple relations, unfulfillment, down on your luck, unwanted pregnancy, family problems, social decay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe, algeria, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 7.3
 26K
Another Year (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
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: emotional, realistic, gloomy, touching, psychological ...
Plot: loneliness, jealousy, funeral, friendship, desperation, lawyer, therapist, red wine, garden, unrequited love, cooking, suffering ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe, ireland, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.2
 5K
Career Girls (1997)
Genre: 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, touching, sincere ...
Plot: reunion, college, reunited friends, friendship, graduation, best friends, coincidence, realism, couples, couple relations, friends, social differences ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, europe, england, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.9
 16K
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: humorous, witty, realistic, sentimental, feel good ...
Plot: culture clash, islam, arranged marriage, muslim, tradition, family life, family problems, society, family relations, parents and children, family in crisis, generation gap ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: england, europe, northern england, london, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.2
 11K
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, clever, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: working class, hairdresser, culture clash, opposites attract, self discovery, romance, hopes, love and romance, fall in love, teaching the ways of the world, teachers and students, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london, europe, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Movie in collections
 7.4
 8K
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, pregnancy, romance, social misfits, dysfunctional character, parents and children, odd, fall in love, homeless, coming of age, age difference ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.6
 497
Soft Fruit (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: For the first time in 15 years, all four siblings in a family show up to care for their dying mother, who is only given a couple of weeks to live. One comes from America with her two children. A divorced sister also comes with her child and sneaks ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, offbeat, touching, realistic ...
Plot: terminal illness, dysfunctional family, working class, pregnancy, family problems, couples, family life, death in the family, eccentric family, estrangement, single parent, human nature ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: realistic, sentimental, touching, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: restaurant, friendship, couples, mentally challenged, betrayal, hopes, lifestyle, human nature, introspection, misfit, social differences, tragic love ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.7
 22K
Vera Drake (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Abortionist Vera Drake finds her beliefs and practices clash with the mores of 1950s Britain – a conflict that leads to tragedy for her family.
Style: bleak, realistic, gloomy, serious, sincere ...
Plot: neighbor, unwanted pregnancy, abortion, pregnancy, injustice, rape, tailor, women's prison, female protagonist, police, miscarriage, working class ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, burma, korea, hamburg germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 8.0
 33K
Secrets & Lies (1996)
Genre: 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, secret, dysfunctional family, social worker, family secret, jealousy, working class, funeral, loneliness, birthday, family life, search ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.1
 4K
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: realistic, gloomy, semi serious, humorous
Plot: working class, social misfits, workplace situations, fall in love, down on your luck, buddies, misfit, society, labor union, life is a bitch, friends, politics ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.8
 4K
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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good, touching ...
Plot: unemployment, friendship, van, soccer, working class, parents and children, nothing goes right, friends, family relations, buddies, suburbs, single parent ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, london, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, harsh, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, friendship, culture clash, coming of age, working class, family in crisis, resort, gender, feminism, misfit, society, social differences ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, london, scotland, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: clever, witty, touching, realistic, talky ...
Plot: coming of age, working class, friends, salesman, friendship, small town, unfulfillment, supportive friend, social relations, family relations, workplace, small town life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.8
 166
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: talky, touching, semi serious, sincere, humorous ...
Plot: bus, travel, double decker bus, social differences, urban, human nature, society, working class, on the road
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: culture clash, prostitute, immigrants, alcohol abuse, society, religions or cults, family relations, friendship, infidelity, romance, parents and children, social differences ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, london, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Daytrippers (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Eliza D'Amico thinks her marriage to Louis is going great, until she finds a mysterious love note to her husband. Concerned, she goes to her mother for advice. Eliza, her parents, her sister Jo and Jo's boyfriend all pile into a station ...
Style: witty, talky, humorous, clever, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, adultery, on the road, chance meeting, drunkenness, rooftop, infidelity, family relations, lifestyle, pregnancy, midlife crisis, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.5
 2K
Anita & Me (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Meena, a 12-year-old living in a mining village in the English Midlands in 1972, is the daughter of Indian parents who've come to England to give her a better life. This idyllic existence is upset by the arrival in the village of Anita Rutter ...
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: culture clash, coming of age, friendship, teenage life, family problems, rebellion, hopes, society, racism, best friends, youth, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Wish You Were Here (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In a staid English seaside town after the Second World War, young Lynda grows up with her widowed father and younger sister. Rebellious Lynda has been swearing constantly from an early age. At sixteen, she becomes more exhibitionist and seeks out ...
Style: humorous, realistic, sentimental, semi serious, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pregnancy, teenage girl, post war, working class, human nature, rebelliousness, couple relations, parents and children, love and romance, adolescence vs adulthood, society, small town life ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: england, europe, brighton, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.0
 6K
Soul Food (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Traditional Sunday dinners at Mama Joe's (Irma P. Hall) turn sour when sisters Teri (Vanessa L. Williams), Bird (Nia Long) and Maxine (Vivica A. Fox) start bringing their problems to the dinner table in this ensemble comedy. When tragedy ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: thanksgiving, sister, unity, family in crisis, siblings relations, family relations, couples, family problems, human nature, family gatherings, parents and children, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 2K
Montenegro (1981)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Sweden, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Marilyn Jordan, an American, lives in Stockholm with her Swedish husband and family. Her behavior is bizarre, perhaps mad: she poisons the dog's milk and advises the dog not to drink it; she sets the sheets afire as her husband sleeps; she ...
Style: dark humor, sexy, humorous, offbeat, surreal ...
Plot: mental illness, housewife, immigrants, opposites attract, family relations, repression, society, introspection, mentally unstable, social differences, family in crisis, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: former yugoslavia, sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Brooklyn Lobster (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Giorgio's Lobster Farm has been a tradition in Brooklyn for over 65 years. Manned by an eccentric crew and serving the best seafood in the state
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, emotional, semi serious ...
Plot: family business, society, human nature, bank, family relations, dysfunctional family, estrangement, working class, countryside, unfulfillment, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.0
 36K
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: realistic, captivating, sentimental, feel good, humorous ...
Plot: optimism, friendship, social worker, dancer, bicycle, flamenco, looking for love, homeless, singleness, urban, realism, instructor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.2
 92K
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, humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: unemployment, suicide attempt, working class, striptease, friendship, homosexual, rehearsal, audition, job interview, police, repossession, gay relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, northern england, yorkshire, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.9
 8K
Crooklyn (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: From Spike Lee comes this vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school-teacher, her stubborn jazz-musician husband and their five kids living in '70s Brooklyn.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parenthood, coming of age, parents and children, urban, couple relations, school, family relations, single parent, family problems, teenage life, jazz musician ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Ugly, Dirty and Bad (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Giacinto lives with his wife, their ten children and various other family members in a shack on the hills of Rome. Some time ago he has lost his left eye while at work, and got a consistent sum of money from the insurance company, which he keeps ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, witty, offbeat ...
Plot: incest, couple relations, family relations, eccentric family, couples, family life, murder, society, parents and children, greed, poverty, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.2
 3K
The End (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Wendell Lawson has only six months to live. Not wanting to endure his last few months of life waiting for the end, he decides to take matters into his own hands and enlists the help of a delusional mental patient to help him commit suicide.
Style: dark humor, humorous, realistic, offbeat, semi serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, family problems, unfulfillment, nothing goes right, couple relations, parents and children, crumbling marriage, self discovery, dysfunctional family, disorder, couples, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%