Movies like Life Is Sweet

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Life Is Sweet
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, sincere, semi serious, humorous, bleak, melancholic, compassionate, sentimental, offbeat ...
Plot: working class, realism, eating disorder, family in crisis, dysfunctional family, family problems, loneliness, deadpan, family relations, suburbs, family drama, secrets, life, depression, family, brutality, human nature, dialogue, culture clash, runaway, eccentric family, crime gone awry, catastrophe, gunfight, parenthood ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: london, england, europe
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All or Nothing
Drama
UK, France
128 min.
 7.6
Vera Drake
Crime, Drama
UK, France
125 min.
 7.7
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, talky and semi serious films with plots about culture clash, catastrophe, dialogue, mentor, loneliness, storytelling and runaway mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Life Is Sweet: Another Year (2010), Secrets & Lies (1996), All or Nothing (2002), Career Girls (1997), Raining Stones (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Another Year
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.
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Genre: Drama
Country: France, UK
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 ...
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All or Nothing
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, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: working class, dysfunctional family, loneliness, drinking, poverty, realism, couple relations, taxi driver, hospital, relationships, parents and children, depression ...
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Place: england, london, europe, new jersey, algeria ...
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    User:   65%
 
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Career Girls
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, semi serious, melancholic ...
Plot: friendship, college, reunion, realism, best friends, unlikely friendships, secrets, loneliness, drinking, life philosophy, dialogue, friends ...
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Raining Stones
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Plot: abortion, pregnancy, working class, idealism, police investigation, poverty, drinking, family in crisis, realism, injustice, unwanted pregnancy, neighbor ...
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    User:   69%
 
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Country: UK
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Happy-Go-Lucky
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, semi serious, feel good, melancholic, humorous ...
Plot: homeless, friendship, optimism, drinking, realism, looking for love, mental illness, character study, teacher, loneliness, bullying, relationships ...
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    User:   55%
 
 6.8
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The Van
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: friendship, working class, irish, unemployment, buddies, drinking, unlikely friendships, single parent, suburbs, human nature, small town, storytelling ...
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System:   50%
    User:   41%
 
 6.9
 5K
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Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After two failed marriages a science fiction writer decides that coming to terms with his mother will improve his chances for a successful relationship, so he moves in with her.
Style: humorous, talky, clever, witty, semi serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   53%
 
 7.5
 8K
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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, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, opposites attract, deadpan, relationships, redemption, dialogue, love and romance, suburbs, character study, loneliness, crime gone awry, life philosophy ...
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Place: usa, long island
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    User:   46%
 
 7.2
 11K
Educating Rita
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
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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, talky, touching, realistic, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: working class, culture clash, literature, college, opposites attract, mentor, depression, character study, self discovery, relationships, loneliness, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london, europe, liverpool
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System:   45%
    User:   42%
 
 6.6
 497
Soft Fruit
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 ...
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Housekeeping
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Style: talky, gloomy, semi serious, realistic, sincere ...
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 6.8
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Montenegro
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Country: Sweden, UK
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Style: dark humor, humorous, sexy, surreal, semi serious ...
Plot: immigrants, sex, death, male nudity, insanity, mentally unstable, storytelling, sexuality, blood, self discovery, adultery, character study ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, sweden, stockholm sweden
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    User:   44%
 
My Son the Fanatic
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, semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching ...
Plot: culture clash, immigrants, islam, parents and children, prostitution, solitude, drinking, character study, parenthood, relationships, loneliness, religion ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, london, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   30%
 
Me and You and Everyone We Know
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The feature film debut by artist Miranda July about a various comic situations and plots that intertwine. One story line is about a father who is ending his marriage and the other story is of a video artist (possibly autobiographical of Miranda ...
Style: realistic, touching, clever, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: artist, childhood, mentally unstable, suburbs, loneliness, single father, relationships, innocence lost, pornography, looking for love, existentialism, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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System:   37%
    User:   32%
 
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 4K
High Hopes
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty, touching ...
Plot: working class, couple relations, realism, parents and children, social differences, suburbs, suburban life, society, couples, family relations, babies and infants, aging ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, london
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System:   36%
    User:   37%
 
 7.0
 20K
The Trip
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When Steve Coogan is asked by The Observer to tour the country's finest restaurants, he envisions it as the perfect getaway with his beautiful girlfriend. But, when she backs out on him, he has no one to accompany him but his best friend and ...
Style: humorous, talky, witty, cynical, road movie ...
Plot: on the road, restaurant, buddies, verbal byplay, road trip, loneliness, friendship, midlife crisis, countryside, sarcasm, cooking and food, british ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   31%
 
A Family Thing
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Earl Pilcher Jr., runs an equipment rental outfit in Arkansas, lives with his wife and kids and parents, and rarely takes off his gimme cap. His mother dies, leaving a letter explaining he's not her natural son, but the son of a Black woman who ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: self discovery, small town, racism, drinking, death, interracial relations, adoption, race, parents and children, race issues, segregation, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arkansas, usa, chicago illinois
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System:   36%
    User:   30%
 
 7.1
 12K
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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    User:   28%
 
 7.0
 3K
Funny Bones
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Tommy Fawkes wants to be a successful comedian but his Las Vegas debut is a failure. He goes back to Blackpool, UK, where his father, also a comedian started and where he spent the summers of his childhood. He starts to search for a partner, a comic ...
Style: humorous, clever, dark humor, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: self discovery, secrets, friendship, british, parents and children, family drama, couples, farce, family relations, betrayal, friends, comedian ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, las vegas, europe, usa, london
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System:   34%
    User:   29%
 
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Eulogy
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A black comedy that follows three generations of a family, who come together for the funeral of the patriarch - unveiling a litany of family secrets and covert relationships.
Style: humorous, talky, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, lesbian, suicide attempt, drugs/alcohol, family life, parents and children, death, family drama, eccentric family, multiple storylines, eccentricity, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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System:   33%
    User:   32%
 
God Said, 'Ha!'
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Julia Sweeney tells the viewers the monologue about the hard time in her life when her brother fought with cancer and she was also diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.
Style: touching, talky, humorous, dark humor, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, cancer, human nature, life & death, solitude, life, family in crisis, loneliness, storytelling, depression, family, childhood ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   28%
 
 7.2
 90K
The Full Monty
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, realistic, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: working class, friendship, unemployment, british, male nudity, disco, buddies, suicide attempt, happy ending, small town, underdog, down on your luck ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, northern england, london, yorkshire
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System:   32%
    User:   31%
 
Monster in a Box
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: This is the story of Spalding Gray and his attempt to write a novel. It is a first person account about writing and living, and dealing with success while trying to be successful.
Style: talky, clever, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: musician's life, suicide, mental illness, writer's life, storytelling, solitude, loneliness, life philosophy, relationships, showbiz, artists and showbiz, psychology ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future
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System:   32%
    User:   34%
 
Bhaji on the Beach
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: coming of age, friendship, pregnancy, culture clash, on the road, indians, racism, women, family life, bus, best friends, prejudice ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, london, europe, scotland, new jersey
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System:   31%
    User:   32%
 

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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 ...
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