Movies like My Son the Fanatic

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My Son the Fanatic (1997)
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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, humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious, multicultural, melancholic, enigmatic, complex, reflective ...
Plot: immigrants, culture clash, prostitute, muslim, taxi driver, teenage life, friendship, romance, family relations, misfit, religions or cults, parents and children, alcohol abuse, infidelity, social differences, society, human nature, couples, opposites attract, bittersweet, love, british asian, islam, prostitution, drinking alcohol ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, london, europe, tokyo

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Most similar movies to My Son the Fanatic

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and talky films with plots about culture clash, mentor, dialogue, runaway, suprisingly clever, storytelling and life philosophy mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like My Son the Fanatic: My Beautiful Laundrette (1985), East Is East (1999), Sammy and Rosie Get Laid (1987), Among Giants (1998), White Teeth (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A British-Pakistani man renovates a rundown laundrette with his male lover while dealing with drama within his family, the local Pakistani community, and a persistent mob of skinheads.
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, gloomy, clever ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, society, racism, interracial relations, white trash, laundry, lgbt, british asian, closeted homosexual, culture clash, immigrants, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: london, england, europe
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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: realistic, humorous, witty, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: culture clash, islam, family relations, muslim, tradition, arranged marriage, family problems, bittersweet, society, parents and children, family in crisis, family life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: england, europe, northern england, london, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Sammy and Rosie Get Laid (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Sammy and Rosie are an unconventional middle-class London married couple. They live in the midst of inner-city chaos, surround themselves with intellectual street people, and sleep with everybody - except each other! Things become interesting when ...
Style: talky, suspense, realistic, semi serious, cynical ...
Plot: politics, infidelity, interracial relations, culture clash, society, couples, state affairs, love and romance, human nature, political corruption, social differences, couple relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, england, europe, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Among Giants (1998)
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A manager hires Ray, off the books, to paint all the power towers in a 15-mile stretch of high-tension wires outside Sheffield. Ray's crew of men are friends, especially Ray with Steve, a young Romeo. Into the mix comes Gerry, an Australian ...
Style: sincere, melancholic, intense, emotional, humorous ...
Plot: friends, working class, love triangle, romance, human nature, society, friendship, life, catastrophe, family problems, couples, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, yorkshire, europe, london, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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White Teeth (2002)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: An adaptation of Zadie Smith's bestseller concerning the lives of two families from as far back as the 1800s and India to late 1990s Willesden.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, multicultural
Plot: family relations, interracial relations, opposites attract, couple relations, social decay, society, immigrants, youth, family problems, generation gap, couples, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, 90s, 20s ...
Place: london, europe, england, bangladesh
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.9
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Georgy Girl (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Georgy has resigned herself to being one of life's accidents. She disapproves somewhat of her father's butlering James Leamington. She's tall, plump, sloppy and wistfully envious of what she conceives to be the life led by her ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: pregnancy, adoption, love triangle, love, butler, hospital, piano, roommate, bittersweet, virginity, infidelity, forbidden love ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 70s
Place: london, england, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 ⇓
51%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The Infidel (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Based in a London suburb Mahmud Nasir lives with his wife, Saamiya, and two children, Rashid and Nabi. His son plans to marry Uzma, the step-daughter of Egyptian-born Arshad Al-Masri, a so-called 'Hate Cleric' from Waziristan, Pakistan. ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, semi serious, light, captivating ...
Plot: culture clash, satire, taxi driver, muslim, self discovery, social differences, adoption, society, meet the parents, rabbi, life turned upside down, religions or cults ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Blow Dry (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The annual British Hairdressing Championship comes to Keighley, a town where Phil and son Brian run a barbershop and Phil's ex-wife Shelly and her lover Sandra run a beauty salon.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, witty, offbeat ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, rivalry, family relations, beauty salon, model, working class, relationship vs career, ambition, follow your dream, love and romance, lesbian, workplace ...
Time: contemporary
Place: yorkshire, england, europe, london, minneapolis minnesota ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Double Happiness (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Jade Li is a feisty, 20-something Chinese Canadian, trying to achieve that happy medium between giving in to her parent's wishes and fulfilling her own needs and desires - double happiness. Naturally, something's got to give and when love ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: culture clash, immigrants, family relations, interracial romance, audition, bittersweet, family, love and romance, opposites attract, romance, couples, genie ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Autumn Tale (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Magali (Béatrice Romand), forty-something, is a winemaker and a widow: she loves her work but feels lonely. Her friends Rosine (Alexia Portal) and Isabelle (Marie Rivière) both want secretly to find a husband for Magali.
Style: semi serious, touching, melancholic, witty, meditative ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, wine, romance, starting over, matchmaking, midlife crisis, human nature, parents and children, wedding, women, french countryside, kick-butt women ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, south of france, europe, southern france, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
A Housekeeper (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After his wife leaves him for another man, Jacques hires a housekeeper, Laura, to keep his Paris apartment in order. As he starts increasing her hours and spending more time with her on her days off, Jacques is torn between the pleasure of ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, touching, harsh, talky ...
Plot: midlife crisis, romance, human nature, love affair, infidelity, crumbling marriage, self discovery, starting over, couple relations, fall in love, father daughter relationship, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, paris france, europe, brittany, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Perez Family (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the midst of the Mariel boat lift -- a hurried exodus of refugees from Cuba going to America -- an immigration clerk accidentally presumes that dissident Juan Raul Perez and Dorita Evita Perez are married. United by their last name and a mutual ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, light, sweet ...
Plot: mistaken identity, immigration, prostitute, political prisoner, destiny, romance, family relations, society, human nature, politics, immigrants, reunion ...
Time: 80s
Place: cuba, miami, usa, latin america, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Venus (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Maurice is an aging veteran actor who becomes absolutely taken with Jessie - the grandniece of his closest friend. When Maurice tries to soften the petulant and provincial young girl with the benefit of his wisdom and London culture, their ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, friendship, aging, elderly, actor's life, lifestyle, age difference, teenage life, art, roommate, loss of friend, abortion ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Born Romantic (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In modern-day London, three men (Craig Ferguson, Jimi Mistry and David Morrissey) and three women (Olivia Williams, Jane Horrocks and Catherine McCormack) fall in and out of love and back again, to the Greek-chorus accompaniment of two cab drivers, ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, touching, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: multiple storylines, romance, fall in love, love affair, looking for love, opposites attract, couples, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, breakup, dancing, taxi driver, urban ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.7
 4K
The Mother (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A grandmother has a passionate affair with a man half her age, who is also sleeping with her daughter.
Style: touching, psychological, sincere, erotic, sexual ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, older woman younger man sex, love affair, infidelity, family problems, human nature, death in the family, parents and children, life is a bitch, dishonesty, golden years, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Once Upon a Time in the Midlands (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Dek, a decent but somewhat dull man, enjoys a happy existence with beloved girlfriend Shirley. They live together with her 12-year-old, Marlene: her daughter by the delinquent Jimmy, who flew the coop years ago and hasn't been heard from since. ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, semi serious, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: love triangle, love, starting over, romance, parents and children, family life, couple relations, human nature, haunted by the past, siblings relations, couples, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Samba (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Samba migrated to France 10 years ago from Senegal, and has since been plugging away at various lowly jobs. Alice is a senior executive who has recently undergone a burnout. Both struggle to get out of their dead-end lives. Samba's willing to ...
Style: uplifting, touching, sincere, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: immigrants, friendship, social differences, illegal immigrant, society, betrayal, fake identity, culture clash, interracial relations, survival, love story, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france, paris france, europe, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: witty, touching, talky, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: working class, self discovery, couples, romance, opposites attract, society, hopes, infidelity, social differences, university, literature, professor ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london, europe, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Wedding Banquet (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A Taiwanese-American man is happily settled in New York with his American boyfriend. He plans a marriage of convenience to a Chinese woman in order to keep his parents off his back and to get the woman a green card. Chaos follows when his parents ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: gay couple, wedding, immigrants, generation gap, family relations, gay, comedy of errors, sexuality, couple relations, romance, family, eccentric family ...
Time: 90s
Place: taiwan, new york, asia, usa, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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A Merry War (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Gordon Comstock is a copywriter at an ad agency, and his girlfriend Rosemary is a designer. Gordon believes he is a genius, a marvelous poet and quits the ad agency, trying to live on his poems, but poverty soon comes to him.
Style: humorous, witty, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: writers, poverty, pregnancy, poet, celebrity culture, idealism, infidelity, fall in love, couple relations, couples, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Beautiful People (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In London, during October 1993, England is playing Holland in the preliminaries of the World Cup. The Bosnian War is at its height, and refugees from the ex-Yugoslavia are arriving. Football rivals, and political adversaries from the Balkans all ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, talky, sad ...
Plot: chase, immigrants, bosnian war, refugee, politics, culture clash, working class, opposites attract, civil war, wartime, war, british ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: england, london, croatia, serbia, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Late Marriage (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Zaza is a 31-year old Israeli bachelor, handsome and intelligent, and his family wants to see him married. But tradition dictates that Zaza has to choose a young virgin. She must be beautiful and from a good family, preferably rich. Zaza's ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: family relations, fall in love, social differences, love and romance, opposites attract, forced marriage, family life, self discovery, couple relations, parents and children, society, family tradition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: israel, middle east, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Touch of Pink (2004)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A gay Canadian living in London has his perfectly crafted life upset when his devoutly Muslim mother comes to visit.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, entertaining, romantic ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: gay, coming out, family relations, romance, society, parents and children, gays and lesbians, lifestyle, culture clash, interracial couple, reconciliation, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, toronto ontario canada, europe, england, kenya ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.4
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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 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Brothers McMullen (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Deals with the lives of the three Irish Catholic McMullen brothers from Long Island, New York, over three months, as they grapple with basic ideas and values — love, sex, marriage, religion and family — in the 1990s. Directed, written, produced ...
Style: witty, talky, realistic, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love, irish catholic, true love, friendship, small town life, working class, relationship vs career, small town, couple relations, siblings relations, love affair, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, long island, ireland, boston ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Lawless Heart (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In a British seaside resort, several lives intertwine following the funeral of a gay restaurant owner
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, melancholic, talky ...
Plot: infidelity, love and romance, love affair, dealing with death, gay, friendship, adultery, sex, eccentricity, bittersweet, gays and lesbians, gender ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london, prague, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Mississippi Masala (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: An Indian family is expelled from Uganda when Idi Amin takes power. They move to Mississippi and time passes. The Indian daughter falls in love with a black man, and the respective families have to come to terms with it.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, light, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: interracial relations, culture clash, immigrants, romance, racism, love affair, opposites attract, fall in love, social differences, family relations, racial prejudice, family drama ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, africa, india, asia, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
2 Days in Paris (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Adam Goldberg delivers "an uproarious study in transatlantic culture panic" as Jack, an anxious, hypochondriac-prone New Yorker vacationing throughout Europe with his breezy, free-spirited Parisian girlfriend, Marion. But when they make a ...
Style: humorous, contemplative, artsy, witty, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: photographer, culture clash, fish out of water, romance, lifestyle, society, sexual relations, profanity, french, relationship problems, vacation, photograph ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, venice, new york, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%