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Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit (1989)
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Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Jessica's extraordinarily strong will and heart enables her to rebel against her fanatical, cult-like upbringing. From seven to seventeen Jess is brainwashed to be one of the 'saved', to devote her life to Jesus, to follow the discriminatory teachings of Pastor Finch and his understanding of Revelations. As her warm personality dictates she succeeds in fitting into this regime and spreads the word of Jesus in a fairly content manner. But when her friendship with Melanie develops into something a little more 'unnatural' she easily realizes the error of the Pastors teachings. The girls are subjected to terrible treatment to convince them to repent.
Style: talky, dark humor, clever, semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty, biting
Plot: coming of age, coming out, gays and lesbians, lesbian, friendship, adoption, lgbt teen, lgbt, high school, single parent, suburbs, innocence lost, self discovery, parents and children, teenage love, eccentric family, high school life, suburban life, teenage life, religions or cults, gender, love and romance, society, youth, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1960s
Place: england, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, semi serious and humorous films and TV series with plots about love and romance, youth, friendship, coming of age, teenage life, gays and lesbians and gender mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit: Lip Service (2010), Queer as Folk (1999), Sugar Rush (2005), Lawn Dogs (1997), Boys Life 2 (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Lip Service (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Lip Service was a British television serial drama portraying the lives of a group of lesbians living in Glasgow, Scotland. Production on the show, which stars Laura Fraser, Ruta Gedmintas and Fiona Button, began in summer 2009 in Glasgow. The show ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland, europe, saudi arabia, glasgow scotland
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Queer as Folk (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
Story: Queer as Folk is a 1999 British television series that chronicles the lives of three gay men living in Manchester's gay village around Canal Street. Both Queer as Folk and Queer as Folk 2 were written by Russell T Davies. The first series was ...
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sexual ...
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Sugar Rush (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Sugar Rush is an Emmy Award–winning British television comedy drama series developed by Shine Limited and broadcast by Channel 4, based on the Julie Burchill novel of the same name. It is centred around the life of a 15 year old lesbian Kim ...
Style: sexy, semi serious, clever, realistic, feel good ...
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Time: contemporary
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
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Style: humorous, witty, talky, semi serious, touching ...
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Boys Life 2 (1997)
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Duration: 74 min.
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Duration: 46 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Set in post-war Britain, ten year-old Lewis Aldridge is grief-stricken as he struggles to cope with the death of his beloved mother. Left under the care of his emotionally distant father Gilbert, whom he barely knows and who quickly remarries, Lewis ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, captivating, touching
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Genre: Drama
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Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, touching, sincere ...
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51%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
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Duration: 90 min.
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Style: touching, realistic, sincere, semi serious, gloomy ...
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Style: realistic, touching, sincere, semi serious, sentimental ...
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Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, sentimental ...
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Country: USA
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: serious, touching, realistic, sincere, sexy ...
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Duration: 100 min.
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Style: sincere, semi serious, realistic, humorous
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