Movies like Life Is Sweet

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Life Is Sweet (1990)
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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, sincere, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, offbeat, bleak, melancholic, compassionate ...
Plot: working class, eating disorder, bulimia, rebellious daughter, class differences, food, realism, family in crisis, twins, family problems, family relations, suburbs, human nature, eccentric family, nothing goes right, society, wall street, secret lover, sex with food, anti social, hardship, slice of life, anorexia, chocolate, tied up ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, talky and humorous films with plots about working class, society, family relations, culture clash, friendship, dysfunctional family and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Life Is Sweet: High Hopes (1988), Meantime (1983), Raining Stones (1993), 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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, touching ...
Plot: working class, yuppie, couple relations, realism, parents and children, class differences, family, social differences, suburban life, suburbs, society, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, london
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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: dark humor, gloomy, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
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Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, london, east end london
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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, semi serious, sincere, realistic, touching ...
Plot: working class, unemployment, priest, catholic, realism, obsessive quest, parents and children, down on your luck, urban, hopes, society, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, manchester, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: talky, bleak, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: working class, taxi driver, dysfunctional family, realism, couple relations, parents and children, down on your luck, urban, family in crisis, life is a bitch, society, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, florida, algeria ...
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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: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Plot: loneliness, funeral, jealousy, friendship, suffering, unrequited love, red wine, cooking, garden, therapist, desperation, lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe, paris france, ireland
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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: talky, witty, touching, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: working class, opposites attract, self discovery, romance, social differences, culture clash, teachers and students, teaching the ways of the world, hopes, society, couples, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london, europe, liverpool
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54%
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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: gloomy, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: working class, social misfits, down on your luck, pop singer, construction worker, poverty, life is a bitch, friends, society, politics, fall in love, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: emotional, serious, realistic, talky, clever ...
Plot: restaurant, friendship, mentally challenged, romance, family in crisis, optimism, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, golden years, betrayal, human nature ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, europe, london
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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, semi serious, touching, witty ...
Plot: reunion, college, reunited friends, friendship, realism, best friends, friends, introspection, couple relations, social differences, society, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: london, england, europe, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, realistic, sentimental, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: coming of age, working class, friends, salesman, friendship, small town, buddies, factory, childhood friends, life insurance, parent child relationship, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, london
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East Is East (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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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, feel good, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Plot: culture clash, islam, muslim, tradition, arranged marriage, parents and children, family life, jealousy, faith, parent child relationship, hippie, integration ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1971
Place: england, europe, northern england, london, israel
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44%
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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: realistic, bleak, gloomy, serious, captivating ...
Plot: abortion, unwanted pregnancy, neighbor, pregnancy, injustice, female protagonist, tailor, miscarriage, women's prison, police, rape, family in crisis ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: england, europe, hamburg germany, korea, burma ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
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Style: dark humor, talky, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: love and romance, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, opposites attract, suburbs, romance, misfit, social misfits, human nature, self discovery, parents and children, teenage life ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Style: emotional, realistic, serious, clever, touching ...
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Night Bus (2014)
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Style: semi serious, realistic, sincere, touching, humorous ...
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38%
Wish You Were Here (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
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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, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, bleak ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: england, europe, brighton, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: terminal illness, dysfunctional family, single parent, human nature, working class, parents and children, siblings relations, death in the family, eccentric family, family gatherings, family in crisis, pregnancy ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Vacuuming Completely Nude in Paradise (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 76 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, talky, dark humor, offbeat ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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35%
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, coming of age, on the road, friendship, family life, indian lead, bus, culture clash, best friends, resort, feminism, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, london, scotland, new jersey
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33%
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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, realistic, humorous, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: unemployment, suicide attempt, working class, male stripper, repossession, striptease, police, job interview, gay relationship, friendship, rehearsal, audition ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, northern england, yorkshire, london
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31%
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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, humorous, sexy, surreal, semi serious ...
Plot: housewife, mental illness, immigrants, mentally unstable, self discovery, sexual relations, romance, eccentric family, couples, opposites attract, introspection, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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West Is West (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Comedy sequel to "East is East". Manchester, North of England, 1975. The now much diminished, but still claustrophobic and dysfunctional, Khan family continues to struggle for survival. Sajid, the youngest Khan, the runt of the litter, is ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, parents and children, society, youth, family problems, family relations, looking for love, siblings relations, reunion, teenage life, love and romance ...
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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, humorous, witty ...
Plot: optimism, looking for love, bicycle, flamenco, friendship, social worker, dancer, realism, homeless, fortune cookie, sister, party ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe
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Soul Food (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
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Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
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Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere, touching ...
Plot: family business, crumbling marriage, countryside, human nature, couple relations, bank, parents and children, siblings relations, restaurant, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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29%
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, semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching ...
Plot: culture clash, prostitute, immigrants, parents and children, love, romance, society, couples, family relations, opposites attract, human nature, islam ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, london, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Henry Fool (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: An egocentric bum transforms the lives of a shy New Jersey garbageman and his sister.
Style: talky, stylized, humorous, semi serious, clever ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good, touching ...
Plot: unemployment, friendship, soccer, van, working class, buddies, suburbs, single parent, male friendship, human nature, parents and children, nothing goes right ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
It's Your Turn, Laura (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Une journée dans la vie d'un groupe de femmes qui se retrouvent chaque semaine depuis quinze ans dans la salle d'attente d'un médecin qui prétend arriver à les faire maigrir.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating, talky ...
Plot: friendship, gender, office, friends, love and romance, society, couples, family relations, eating disorder, food, radio, friend ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada, montreal quebec canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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