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Fat Friends (2000)
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Fat Friends (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: Fat Friends was an ITV drama, following a group of overweight people, their laughter and pain and addresses the absurdities of dieting in our modern age. The drama looks at people and how they relate to one another and use body weight as an excuse for all sorts of failings in their relationships, or not living their lives to the full. Four of the cast, Ruth Jones, James Corden, Sheridan Smith and Alison Steadman, went on to appear in Gavin & Stacey.
Style: psychological, touching, humorous, sentimental, sincere, uplifting, clever, emotional, realistic, semi serious
Plot: support group, friendship, family relations, self fulfillment, hopes, physical appearance, society, overweight, bulimia, obesity, weight loss, friends, misfit, cooking and food, social relations, eating disorder, bittersweet, diet, escort, bullying, escort service, mother daughter relationship, infertility, weight, male escort ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, yorkshire, northern england

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and humorous films and TV series with plots about friendship, society, friends, family relations, hopes, bittersweet and couples mostly in Drama, Comedy and Family genres. Some movies like Fat Friends: Prisoners' Wives (2012), Disfigured (2008), South Riding (2011), Starved (2005), The Indian Doctor (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Prisoners' Wives (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Behind every prisoner, there's a wife, girlfriend or mother doing time on the outside. For some it's a nightmare, for others a liberation. Prisoners' Wives - it's time to tell their stories.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, psychological ...
Plot: prison, couples, family relations, social relations, crimes, parents and children, housewife, coping, female protagonist, strong female presence, couple relations
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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Disfigured (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Lydia is an overweight sales clerk in a trendy home furnishings store, nearing 30. Though she is a member of a Fat Acceptance Group (a movement dedicated to fighting prejudice against overweight people), she is still struggling with complex feelings ...
Style: realistic, psychological, touching, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: support group, friendship, looking for love, unlikely couple, friends, misfit, human nature, physical appearance, anorexia, eating disorder, real estate agent, acceptance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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South Riding (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
TV show
Story: Andrew Davies sparkling adaption of Winifred Holtby's acclaimed novel. Insightful, warm and full of memorable characters, South Riding tells a fraught love story and paints a panaromic portrait of a Yorkshire community in the long aftermath of ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love affair, family relations, love and romance, parents and children, society, human spirit, hopes, social relations, small town, strong female presence, high school, power relations ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, northern england, yorkshire
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Starved (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Starved is an FX Network television situation comedy that aired for one season of seven episodes in 2005. The series was about four friends who each suffer from eating disorders, who met at a "shame-based" support group called Belt ...
Style: humorous, sitcom, light, captivating, entertaining ...
Plot: eating disorder, support group, friendship, lifestyle, misfit, dishonesty, society, stock broker, dark humor, mental illness, obsession, physical appearance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 540 min.
TV show
Story: Young Nicholas Nickleby sets out to make his fortune in order to prevent his mother and sister from depending upon his uncle, Ralph Nicklby. But he finds his first job as master at a Yorkshire school to be cruel, and runs away with one of the ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: single parent, family relations, boarding school, down on your luck, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, boss, bittersweet, society, orphan, family in danger, rich and poor ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
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The Indian Doctor (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
TV show
Story: The Indian Doctor is a British television drama set in the summer of 1963. Produced by Rondo Media and Avatar Productions, it was first broadcast on BBC One in 2010. The most recent series began on 27 February 2012 and concluded on 2 March. It is a ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, captivating, psychological, semi serious ...
Plot: immigrants, culture clash, society, power relations, couple relations, mine, small town, social relations, couples, doctors and patients, communication problem, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, europe
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Queen Sugar (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The series follows the life of two sisters, Nova Bordelon and Charley Bordelon, who, with her teenage son Micah moves to the heart of Louisiana to claim an inheritance from her recently departed father - an 800-acre sugarcane farm.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sentimental, sincere
Plot: family drama, farm, sugarcane, parents and children, family relations, life turned upside down, power relations, interracial relations, social relations, single parent, society, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
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Soul Food (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Soul Food: The Series is a television drama that aired Wednesday nights on Showtime from June 28, 2000 to May 26, 2004. Created by filmmaker George Tillman, Jr. and developed for television by Felicia D. Henderson, Soul Food is based upon ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, talky ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, siblings relations, family life, family feud, family values, parents separation, couples, family tradition, couple relations, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 20th century, 90s ...
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
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32%
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The Street (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Street is a British television drama series created by Jimmy McGovern and produced by Granada Television for the BBC. The series follows the lives of various residents of an unnamed street in Manchester and features an all-star cast including ...
Style: realistic, sincere, emotional, serious, anthology ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: family life, couple relations, neighbor, social relations, crumbling marriage, dull life, family problems, small town, friendship, neighborhood, family relations, estrangement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, manchester, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Fat People (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: "GORDOS" is a comedy about life's excesses and deficiencies; about our insecurities, phobias, obsessions, traumas, mistakes, fears, blame, desires, hopes, challenges, concessions, goals, relationships, love, sex, health, family... ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching ...
Plot: obesity, support group, physical appearance, human nature, social misfits, family relations, misfit, group of strangers, couple relations, introspection, parents and children, overweight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
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Banana (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Witty, heartfelt and unique interlinked stories covering different aspects of LGBT life, featuring the most exciting emerging talent.
Style: realistic, sentimental, captivating, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, couple relations, gender, self discovery, haunted by the past, love, lgbt, society, multiple storylines, love and romance, young adult, gay interest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
30 Degrees in February (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: ​From International Emmy Award-winning writer Anders Weidemann, compelling ten-part drama 30 Degrees in February follows a group of Swedes who've left the snow and cold of Scandinavia for the warm, sandy beaches of Thailand in the dead of ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: starting over, family life, hopes, immigrants, society, self discovery, family relations, follow your dream, culture clash, parents and children, human nature, unfulfillment ...
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Stella (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Ruth Jones stars as a 40-something mum juggling the ups and downs of family life amid the chaos of her eccentric friends, relatives and children's fathers.
Style: humorous, emotional, psychological, light, semi serious ...
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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
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: emotional, humorous, contemplative, realistic, semi serious ...
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The Casual Vacancy (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
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Story: The Casual Vacancy centres on Pagford, a seemingly idyllic English village with a cobbled market square and ancient abbey. Behind the pretty façade however, is a town at war: rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Goodbye, Mr. Chips (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Guten Tag, Ramón (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After five failed attempts to go to the United States, 18-year-old Ramón decides to look for a friend’s aunt in Germany, but never finds her. With no papers or money, and without knowing the language, he barely survives living on the street until ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, captivating, feel good ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: A documentary crew follows the stories of nine classmates during their high school years in Austin, Texas, and then revisits them ten years later to examine how far they have come.
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, sentimental, humorous
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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25%
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Everyday (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: parents and children, confined, life is a bitch, family relations, couples, hopes, prison, drug smuggling, husband wife relationship, society, couple relations, prison life ...
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Survivor's Remorse (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Style: humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious, sitcom
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Max & Lenny (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Max and Lenny is the story of a friendship between two girls fighting for survival in a northern area of Marseille.
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious
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Style: realistic, sentimental, emotional, psychological, captivating ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Huge (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Huge is a short lived American drama series that aired on the ABC Family television network. The series is based on the young-adult novel of the same name by Sasha Paley. The hour-long drama series revolves around eight teens sent to a summer weight ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, feel good, touching, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
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25%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A 315-pound man decides to kick his food addiction by moving to the country.
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, sincere, humorous ...
Plot: addiction, starting over, negligence, cooking and food, obsessive quest, misfit, hopes, leaving home, diet, fat man, weight loss, obesity ...
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24%
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: Created by Peter Bowker, From There To Here is set in the aftermath of the 1996 Arndale bombing and follows Daniel Cotton, a Manchester family man who is torn between the life he wants and the life he could have. The story spans the four years that ...
Style: serious, sincere, captivating, realistic, touching
Plot: parents and children, family relations, streetwise, bittersweet, soccer, society, city life, siblings relations, bombing, ira, urban, bet ...
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Place: england, manchester
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24%
Something Like Happiness (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Over the course of a year, in a small town scarred and beaten down by industrialization, Tonda and Monika, friends since childhood, come to experience what life might be like if they could be with one another – which they seemingly can't. Or ...
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: mental illness, dysfunctional family, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, love and romance, working class, friendship, single parent, couples, eccentric family, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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24%
The Mighty Celt (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 82 min.
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Genre: Drama, Romance
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Duration: 120 min.
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