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Purely Belter (2000)
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Purely Belter (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Gerry and Sewell are broke. Gerry's still at school and Sewell is unemployed/ They botyh wish for better things in life. Owning two season tickets to their beloved football club is their biggest dream of all. The tickets cost £1000 - they're £1000 short. But they are nothing if not resourceful, and they set themselves a mission to raise the cash. While they think up increasingly outlandish money making schemes - from selling junk to shoplifting and the odd bit of housebreaking - real life begins to interfere with the pair's final scam going hilariously awry landing them in jail, only to discover that their punishment gets them exactly where they want to be!
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Plot: teenage life, youth, society, theft, money raising, crimes, drug abuse, family relations, hopes, couples, working class, sport team, criminal heroes, soccer, bank robbery, dog, football, courtroom, car theft, bingo, shoplifting, apartment building
Time: 90s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, realistic and touching films with plots about family relations, youth, society, teenage life, parents and children, coming of age and hopes mostly in Comedy, Drama and Sport genres. Some movies like Purely Belter: Shooting for Socrates (2014), Papa Was Not a Rolling Stone (2014), Anita & Me (2002), There's Only One Jimmy Grimble (2000), Grown Ups (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Shooting for Socrates (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: SHOOTING FOR SOCRATES is a David Vs. Goliath set in Belfast against the backdrop of the 1986 World Cup. It tells the story of a momentous time in Northern Ireland's football history through the eyes of players, fans and the media. The film also ...
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Plot: hopes, rivalry, ambition, sport, youth, family relations, contests and competitions, sport team, parents and children, soccer, underdog, soccer fan ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1986
Place: mexico, ireland, brazil, northern ireland, belfast
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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: sentimental, touching, sincere, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: follow your dream, dysfunctional family, youth, friendship, hopes, parents and children, society, family problems, teenage life, family relations, adolescence vs adulthood, coming of age ...
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Place: paris france, france
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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, interracial friendship, mother daughter relationship, coming of age ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: england, europe
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There's Only One Jimmy Grimble (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: UK, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Jimmy Grimble is a shy Manchester school boy. At school he is constantly being bullied by the other kids, and at home he has to face his mother's new boyfriend. However, through football, and some special boots, he manages to gain the ...
Style: touching, uplifting, feel good, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, teens
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Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, manchester
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Grown Ups (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Sweden
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Every year, Albert buys his daughter an initiatory journey to a European country. For her 17th birthday he chooses a trip to Sweden to look for a Viking's treasure. When they arrive in the rented house, it is occupied by Anika and Christine, ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, art house
Plot: treasure hunt, single parent, coming of age, teenage life, family relations, couples, love and romance, youth, teenage love, parents and children, island, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, europe
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Chile, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 104 min.
Story: One early morning, at the beginning of a very hot summer, Mariano, a sixteen-year-old teenager, returns home, jumps into the pool and does some laps with a stopwatch. Then he gets out and mows the lawn, where he accidentally cuts the mower’s power ...
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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, looking for love, love and romance, youth, society, family problems, family tradition, siblings relations, teenage life, husband wife relationship, father son relationship ...
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Kick'n Rush (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story revolves around Jakob, Bo and Mikkel - three friends who spend their days lusting over unattainable women and engaging in a variety of illegal activities (i.e. they'll rent a movie and then break into a house to watch it). After ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, friendship, teenage life, teaching the ways of the world, parents and children, family relations, society, lifestyle, buddies, youth, friendship between boys, coming of age ...
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Duration: 71 min.
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Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, emotional, light ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A rebellious teenage girl wrestles with the true nature of miracles when her father begins to believe in a religious hoax which she has secretly created.
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: hoax, self discovery, teenage life, life turned upside down, society, hopes, youth, dishonesty, miraculous event, parents and children, cons and scams, social relations ...
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Cooking with Stella (2009)
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Plot: dishonesty, power relations, cons and scams, crimes, master and servant, couple relations, satire, strong female presence, cooking and food, couples, family relations, unlikely criminals ...
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Duration: 92 min.
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Style: touching, humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 60 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: feel good, humorous, touching, contemplative, semi serious ...
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