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Meantime (1983)
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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 timid, chronically shy individual and Mark, an outspoken, headstrong young man, are on the dole. This situation is contrasted by the presence of Mavis's sister Barbara, and her husband John, whose financial and social loftiness appears to be a comfortable facade over the unspoken soreness of a lackluster marriage.
Style: humorous, touching, dark humor, gloomy, realistic, semi serious
Plot: working class, friendship, mentally challenged, unemployment, skinhead, teenage life, youth, family relations, misfit, racism, rich and poor, parents and children, life is a bitch, love and romance, against the odds, dysfunctional family, family problems, society, social misfits, single parent, coming of age, resentment, siblings relations, estrangement, down on your luck ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, england, europe, east end london

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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, friendship, dysfunctional family, parents and children, coming of age and working class mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Meantime: Life Is Sweet (1990), High Hopes (1988), Somers Town (2008), West Is West (2010), The Bad Mother's Handbook (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, sincere, sentimental, compassionate, melancholic ...
Plot: working class, eating disorder, family relations, rebellious daughter, class differences, family problems, nothing goes right, eccentric family, family in crisis, human nature, society, compassion ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london, europe
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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, witty, clever, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: working class, yuppie, family relations, liberal, couples, realism, society, parents and children, suburbs, couple relations, pregnancy, culture clash ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, england, europe
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57%
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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, family relations, social misfits, society, single parent, lifestyle, love and romance, parents and children, social differences, teenage life, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, europe, england, paris france
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46%
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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: humorous, feel good, touching, witty, sentimental ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, love and romance, youth, looking for love, siblings relations, teenage life, family problems, family tradition, society, husband wife relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975
Place: england, pakistan, europe, middle east, manchester england ...
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42%
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The Bad Mother's Handbook (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Karen Cooper wants to domineer her family and believes she's its pillar. In fact she does everything wrong. Thus she messes up all their lives and futures, rather then help her loved-ones.
Style: semi serious, emotional, humorous, touching, realistic
Plot: family relations, lifestyle, parents and children, couples, family problems, pregnancy, teenage life, wooing, love and romance, adolescence vs adulthood, dysfunctional family, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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41%
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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, sentimental, sincere, serious ...
Plot: working class, taxi driver, dysfunctional family, family relations, injustice, family problems, parents and children, couples, society, couple relations, family in crisis, unwanted pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, algeria, florida ...
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40%
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: sincere, emotional, touching, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, restaurant, bittersweet, diner, social differences, misfit, lifestyle, unfulfillment, romance, betrayal, optimism, couples ...
Time: 70s
Place: london, england, 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: realistic, gloomy, humorous, semi serious
Plot: working class, fall in love, friendship, workplace situations, politics, misfit, sexual content, profanity, nudity (full frontal - brief), life is a bitch, friends, homeless ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, london
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40%
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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, contemplative ...
Plot: adoption, secret, dysfunctional family, family secret, jealousy, social worker, birth mother, working class, funeral, loneliness, bittersweet, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: realistic, sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious
Plot: culture clash, friendship, family relations, racism, teenage life, hopes, youth, best friends, family problems, mother daughter relationship, interracial friendship, coming of age ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Gone Too Far (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Nigeria
Duration: 88 min.
Story: GONE TOO FAR follows two estranged teenage brothers over the course of a single day as they meet for the first time, and struggle to accept each other for who they are. Yemi can't wait for his big brother to join him on the estate in Peckham - ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, uplifting, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: immigrants, racism, society, youth, family relations, social differences, teenage love, life is a bitch, brother brother relationship, working class, dog, hip hop ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, africa
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34%
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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, humorous ...
Plot: reunion, college, reunited friends, friendship, bittersweet, realism, best friends, society, strong female presence, weekend, friends, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: london, europe, england, new jersey, tokyo
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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, family relations, pregnancy, age difference, bittersweet, suburbs, self discovery, parents and children, opposites attract, misfit, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, long island, new york
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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, gloomy, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: working class, unemployment, family relations, priest, catholic, society, obsessive quest, life is a bitch, realism, loan, disorder, petty job ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe, manchester, california
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, UK, France, Germany, Greece
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This tale takes place in a bar. The Spanish Alonso and his blind mother run this place. Bay, who is Alonso's friend live here too. This story tells something about Alonso and Bay and the "American Dream".
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: bar, family relations, friendship, immigration, american dream, death in the family, unemployment, redemption, family life, hopes, dealing with death, immigrants ...
Time: 90s
Place: former yugoslavia, new york, europe, usa, serbia ...
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Defying Gravity (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Cassandra, a mute runaway girl, takes refuge in the cemetery in which her mother is laid to rest. She is watched over by Jorge, the cemetery caretaker, an illegal alien who is committed to the restoration of a classic '60 cadillac hearse. Shore ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, teenage life, society, misfit, youth, social misfits, on the run, dysfunctional family, family problems, college dropout, mute or deaf, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: There are dysfunctional families... and then there are the Conways. After a family tragedy, 15-year-old Billy Conway has become the de facto glue between his bitter mom, distant brother, and stoic dad. But when Billy starts to act out, everything ...
Style: touching, semi serious, dark humor, family saga, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family life, youth, family problems, teenage life, haunted by the past, parents and children, social relations, teenage boy, coming of age, family relations, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new england
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29%
Strange Relations (2001)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Drama - A NYC psychiatrist is diagnosed with leukemia - and when he finds out he was adopted, he travels to England in search of his birth mother and some answers. - Paul Reiser, Amber Sealey, Lachele Carl
Style: semi serious, emotional, touching, humorous, realistic
Plot: adoption, terminal illness, self discovery, uncover truth, hopes, family problems, introspection, family life, parents and children, working class, dysfunctional family, transplant ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, england, europe, liverpool
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29%
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Papa Was Not a Rolling Stone (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The 1980s. Stéphanie grows up in La Courneuve, on the outskirts of Paris, in a home where her mother is rarely there and her step-father is brutal. She quickly decides to escape her morose everyday life. Thanks to her grandmother's love, ...
Style: sincere, touching, humorous, sentimental, semi serious ...
Plot: follow your dream, dysfunctional family, family relations, youth, teenage life, friendship, parents and children, society, adolescence vs adulthood, family problems, hopes, high school life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: paris france, france
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29%
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The Debut (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, witty
Plot: high school, culture clash, coming of age, friendship, school, high school life, looking for love, couples, siblings relations, nightlife, social differences, family life ...
Time: 90s
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Nasty Neighbours (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Mr. and Mrs. Peach's favourite neighbours emigrate to Australia, leaving the grieving couple anxiously twitching the net curtains of their suburban cul-de-sac home waiting to see who will be moving in next door. Unfortunately, far from their ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, realistic, semi serious
Plot: midlife crisis, dysfunctional family, suburbs, innocence lost, unemployment, misfit, society, obsession, cons and scams, boss and employee, suburban life, eccentric family ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, australia
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27%
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Viva Cuba (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Cuba
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The friendship between two children is threatened by their parents’ differences. Malú is from a family that was upper-class before the Revolution and remains well-to-do through remittances from relatives overseas, and her single mother (Larisa ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: friendship, against the odds, longing, social differences, young heroes, family life, parents and children, family problems, working class, leaving home, youth, forbidden love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cuba, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Humble Pie (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: At nearly 400 pounds, Tracy Orbison is a wide target. When he sets out to pursue his dream of acting, the grocery clerk finds an assortment of people waiting to dash his dreams. Through it all, Tracy remains irrepressibly upbeat, convinced he's ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching
Plot: follow your dream, rise to the top, optimism, teenage love, social misfits, family relations, society, love and romance, youth, physical appearance, parents and children, humble ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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, humorous, semi serious, atmospheric, inspirational ...
Plot: coming of age, old love, friendship, profanity, small town, love and romance, society, social differences, working class, salesman, friends, social relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Naked (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Johnny flees Manchester for London, to avoid a beating from the family of a girl he has raped. There he finds an old girlfriend, and spends some time homeless, spending much of his time ranting at strangers, and meeting characters in plights very ...
Style: disturbing, witty, talky, realistic, serious ...
Plot: sexual abuse, rapist, stranger, humiliation, roommate, drifter, urban, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, security guard, marijuana, alienation, robbery ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: london, europe, england, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: unemployment, friendship, family relations, soccer, working class, van, society, nothing goes right, single parent, misfit, buddies, partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, london, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
A Taste of Honey (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Focuses on a working class girl who is struggling to create a life for herself with her gay co-worker after becoming pregnant from a one-night stand with a black sailor.
Style: touching, sexual, gloomy, sexy, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, single parent, family relations, working class, friendship, interracial relations, pregnancy, dysfunctional family, ship, youth, single mother, teenage pregnancy ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Bruno (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story of a unique young boy genius, Bruno, whose expression of his own individuality leads his family and community along an emotional journey.
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, friendship, youth, parents and children, family life, coming of age, family problems, prodigy, hopes, society, eccentric family, pursuit ...
Time: 90s
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26%
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, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: female friendship, culture clash, self discovery, 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 ⇓
26%
The Best Thief in the World (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Izzy, the youngest son of a troubled New York family, takes a shine to breaking into people's apartments as a way to get attention.
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, unlikely criminals, young heroes, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, heist, teenage life, parents and children, family life, family problems, kids in trouble, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%