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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.
TV show
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: humorous, clever, biting, suspense, realistic, witty, talky, semi serious
Plot: family relations, coming of age, gays and lesbians, friendship, adoption, christianity, belief, adopted daughter, lesbian relationship, coming out, lesbian teen, teenage life, teenage love, dark humor, youth, friends, religions or cults, parents and children, love and romance, self discovery, suburbs, high school life, society, lifestyle, gender ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, 60s, 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 serious films and TV series with plots about youth, love and romance, family relations, friendship, coming of age, teenage life and friends mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit: Tick Tock Lullaby (2007), Same-Sex Parents (2001), Life in Squares (2015), The '70s (2000), The Wise Kids (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Tick Tock Lullaby (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 73 min.
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Style: semi serious, talky, humorous
Plot: family relations, pregnancy, youth, coming out, couples, love and romance, lifestyle, babies and infants, gender, gays and lesbians, lesbian, lesbian sex ...
Time: contemporary
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Same-Sex Parents (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
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Story: A jealous classmate exposes the fact that Olympe has 2 gay parents. Feeling ostracized and humiliated, Olympe lashes out at her closeted mother. Life unravels so that the truth can set them free.
Style: atmospheric, touching, realistic, serious, sexy ...
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Life in Squares (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 171 min.
TV show
Story: A story of the close and often fraught relationship between sisters Vanessa Bell and Virginia Woolf.
Style: realistic, captivating, emotional, serious, stylized
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 20th century
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The '70s (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
TV show
Story: Four friends, fresh from tragedy at Kent Sate, graduate from college and begin their adult lives during the turbulent 1970s. But Dexter (Guy Torry), Eileen (Vinessa Shaw), Byron (Brad Rowe) and Christie (Amy Smart) find their paths are heading in ...
Style: semi serious, thought provoking, sincere, clever, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, fighting the system, disco, family relations, siblings relations, americana, lifestyle, youth, culture clash, graduation, feminism, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Wise Kids (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A vivid, dynamic Southern coming-of-age drama, takes place in the transitional space between high school and college, when life seems to be all questions and no answers, and the future is scarily wide open. Set in and around a Charleston, SC Baptist ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: family relations, coming of age, single parent, self discovery, teenage life, introspection, best friends, direction and purpose, youth, society, coming out, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
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Lip Service (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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 ...
Style: realistic, sexy, sincere, semi serious, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, lesbian couple, lgbt, lovers, love triangle, lesbianism, ex couple relations, love and romance, sexual identity, gays and lesbians, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: Behaving Badly is a 1989 British television serial directed by David Tucker. The teleplay by Catherine Heath and Moira Williams is based on Heath's novel of the same name. It was initially broadcast by Channel 4. The series was released on DVD ...
Style: realistic, semi serious
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Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe
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Berkeley Square (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Three young women from very different backgrounds meet, become friends and share experiences when they all gain positions as nannies in the wealthy households of London's exclusive Berkeley Square.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental, clever
Audience: girls' night
Plot: nanny, butler, child abuse, youth, society, lifestyle, babies and infants, master and servant, social differences, friendship, love and romance, bittersweet ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, 90s, edwardian era
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 46 min.
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Story: Irreverent comedy drama which follows the messy lives, loves, delirious highs and inevitable lows of a group of raucous teenage friends in Bristol.
Style: captivating, realistic, cynical, semi serious, sexual ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
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69%
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 179 min.
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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 ...
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Plot: friendship, teenage life, family problems, coming of age, youth, estrangement, life is a bitch, death of mother, death in the family, dysfunctional family, dealing with death, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, post world war two
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⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Jack (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: realistic, sentimental, humorous, touching, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: contemporary, 80s, year 1982
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Queer as Folk (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
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Style: sexual, witty, humorous, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, France
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Style: touching, sincere, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
A Taste of Honey (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
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Style: touching, sexual, gloomy, serious, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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White Heat (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A story about a group of seven London-based students from 1965 to the present day.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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58%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Genre: Drama
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58%
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56%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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52%
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52%
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