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Raining Stones (1993)
 7.5
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Raining Stones (1993)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This Ken Loach film tells the story of a man devoted to his family and his religion. Proud, though poor, Bob wants his little girl to have a beautiful (and costly) brand-new dress for her First Communion. His stubbornness and determination get him into trouble as he turns to more and more questionable measures, in his desperation to raise the needed money. This tragic flaw leads him to risk all that he loves and values, his beloved family, indeed even his immortal soul and salvation, in blind pursuit of that goal.
Style: bleak, sincere, semi serious, touching, realistic, gloomy, offbeat, sentimental, social realism, reflective ...
Plot: working class, unemployment, catholic, priest, realism, obsessive quest, parents and children, down on your luck, urban, hopes, society, family relations, life is a bitch, human nature, couple relations, family in crisis, nothing goes right, family problems, disorder, loan, petty job, rainy, religion, poverty, social services ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, manchester, london, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, talky, semi serious and humorous films with plots about working class, society, family relations, culture clash, mentor, friendship and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Raining Stones: Life Is Sweet (1990), Meantime (1983), Riff-Raff (1991), Naked (1993), High Hopes (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Life Is Sweet (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Just north of London live Wendy, Andy, and their twenty-something twins, Natalie and Nicola. Wendy clerks in a shop, leads aerobics at a primary school, jokes like a vaudevillian, agrees to waitress at a friend's new restaurant and dotes on ...
Style: talky, realistic, semi serious, sincere, humorous ...
Plot: working class, eating disorder, food, bulimia, class differences, rebellious daughter, realism, family in crisis, twins, family problems, suburbs, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london, europe
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95%
 7.2
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Meantime (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A working-class family in London's East End is struggling to stay afloat during the recession under Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's premiership. Only the mother Mavis is working; father Frank and the couple's two sons Colin, a ...
Style: dark humor, gloomy, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: working class, skinhead, friendship, unemployment, coming of age, single parent, sibling relationship, social misfits, parents and children, rich and poor, siblings relations, down on your luck ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, london, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 7.1
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Riff-Raff (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story of Stevie, a construction worker, and his girlfriend, an unemployed pop singer, serves to show the living conditions of the British poor class.
Style: gloomy, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: working class, social misfits, down on your luck, pop singer, construction worker, poverty, life is a bitch, friends, society, politics, fall in love, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 7.9
 28K
Naked (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Johnny flees Manchester for London, to avoid a beating from the family of a girl he has raped. There he finds an old girlfriend, and spends some time homeless, spending much of his time ranting at strangers, and meeting characters in plights very ...
Style: dark humor, disturbing, talky, witty, sincere ...
Plot: sexual abuse, unemployment, rapist, urban, stranger, rape, humiliation, drifter, alienation, roommate, marijuana, robbery ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, london, england, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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High Hopes (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Slice-of-life look at a sweet working-class couple in London, Shirley and Cyril, his mother, who's aging quickly and becoming forgetful, mum's ghastly upper-middle-class neighbors, and Cyril's pretentious sister and philandering ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, touching ...
Plot: working class, yuppie, couple relations, realism, parents and children, class differences, family, social differences, suburban life, suburbs, society, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
All or Nothing (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Penny's love for her partner, taxi-driver Phil, has run dry. He is a gentle, philosophical guy, and she works on the checkout at a supermarket...
Style: talky, bleak, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: working class, taxi driver, dysfunctional family, realism, couple relations, parents and children, down on your luck, urban, family in crisis, life is a bitch, society, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, florida, algeria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Navigators (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In South Yorkshire, a small group of railway maintenance men discover that because of privatization, their lives will never be the same. When the trusty British Rail sign is replaced by one reading East Midland Infrastructure, it is clear that there ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: down on your luck, realism, unemployment, small town, working class, life is a bitch, workplace, society, fighting the system, friendship, workplace intrigue, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.2
 90K
The Full Monty (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sheffield, England. Gaz, a jobless steelworker in need of quick cash persuades his mates to bare it all in a one-night-only strip show.
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: unemployment, suicide attempt, working class, male stripper, repossession, striptease, police, job interview, gay relationship, friendship, rehearsal, audition ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, northern england, yorkshire, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Movie in collections
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The Van (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in "Barrytown", a fictitious working-class quarter of Dublin. "Bimbo" Reeves gets laid off from his job. With his redundancy, he buys a van and sells fish and chips with his buddy Larry. Due to Ireland's surprising ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good, touching ...
Plot: unemployment, friendship, soccer, van, working class, buddies, suburbs, single parent, male friendship, human nature, parents and children, nothing goes right ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.0
 2K
Liam (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany, France, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A morality tale of xenophobia, religious prejudice, mob violence, poverty, and their effect on two children in Liverpool during the Depression. When a shipyard closes, Liam and Teresa's dad loses his job. Liam, who's about 8, making his ...
Style: bleak, touching, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Plot: working class, anti semitism, unemployment, sin, domestic violence, parents and children, rich and poor, life is a bitch, love and romance, society, youth, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: england, europe, seaport, liverpool, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Boys from the Blackstuff (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Alan Bleasdale's hugely acclaimed mini-series echoes the misery and despair of long-term unemployment. Set in Liverpool, these profoundly moving human dramas follow in turn the attempts of five working-class heroes to survive.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, bleak ...
Plot: unemployment, working class, down on your luck, realism, life is a bitch, society, parents and children, life turned upside down, family relations, labor union, layoff, father ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, northern england, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.5
 2K
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: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental
Plot: culture clash, coming of age, friendship, working class, indian lead, parents and children, rebellion, youth, family relations, friends, best friends, immigrants ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1972
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Human Resources (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in Limoges, the movie tells the story of "good son" Franck (Jalil Lespert), who returns to his hometown to do a trainee managerial internship in the Human Resources department of the factory where his anxious, taciturn father has ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: working class, factory, labor union, intern, unemployment, politics, parents and children, workplace, betrayal, hopes, society, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 18th century
Place: france, europe, normandy, korea, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Drifting Clouds (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Tram driver Lauri looses his job. Shortly later, the restaurant where his wife Ilona works as a headwaitress is closed. Too proud, to receive money from the social welfare system, they hardly try to find new jobs. But they are completely unlucky and ...
Style: realistic, touching, clever, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: unemployment, restaurant, waitress, society, couple relations, down on your luck, wife husband relationship, life is a bitch, couples, alcohol abuse, death in the family, cooking and food ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, finland, spain, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Cemetery Junction (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In 1970s England, three blue-collar friends spend their days joking, drinking, fighting and chasing girls. Freddie wants to leave their working-class world but cool, charismatic Bruce and lovable loser Snork are happy with life the way it is. When ...
Style: clever, realistic, sentimental, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: coming of age, working class, friends, salesman, friendship, small town, buddies, factory, childhood friends, life insurance, parent child relationship, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.2
 11K
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: talky, witty, touching, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: working class, opposites attract, self discovery, romance, social differences, culture clash, teachers and students, teaching the ways of the world, hopes, society, couples, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london, europe, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.9
 16K
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: humorous, feel good, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Plot: culture clash, islam, muslim, tradition, arranged marriage, parents and children, family life, jealousy, faith, parent child relationship, hippie, integration ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1971
Place: england, europe, northern england, london, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.2
 4K
Wonderland (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: There's little wonder in the working-class lives of Bill, Eileen, and their three grown daughters. They're lonely Londoners. Nadia, a cafe waitress, places personal ads, looking for love; Debbie, a single mom, entertains men at the hair ...
Style: talky, realistic, serious, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: weekend, working class, waitress, city life, family life, personal ad, sibling relationship, parents and children, urban, life is a bitch, society, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, london, europe, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Wish You Were Here (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In a staid English seaside town after the Second World War, young Lynda grows up with her widowed father and younger sister. Rebellious Lynda has been swearing constantly from an early age. At sixteen, she becomes more exhibitionist and seeks out ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming-of-age, pregnancy, post war, teenage girl, human nature, working class, rebelliousness, rebel, father daughter conflict, seaside, small town, youth ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: england, europe, brighton, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 164
Night Bus (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The passengers on the Night Bus have many different stories -- some are lovers, some have dark secrets, some are looking for a fight, others are just trying to get through the night.
Style: semi serious, realistic, sincere, touching, humorous ...
Plot: bus, double decker bus, travel, human nature, social differences, on the road, society, working class, urban
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
A Man of No Importance (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Alfie Byrne is a middle-aged bus conductor in Dublin in 1963. He would appear to live a life of quiet desperation: he's gay, but firmly closeted, and his sister is always trying to find him "the right girl". His passion is Oscar ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, psychological, witty, cerebral ...
Plot: gay, bus, friendship, working class, church, pregnancy, family life, gays and lesbians, small town, single parent, village, writer's life ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1963
Place: ireland, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.1
 17K
Brassed Off (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A small Yorkshire mining town is threatened with being shut down and the only hope is for the men to enter their Grimley Colliery Brass Band into a national competition. They believe they have no hope until Gloria appears carrying her Flugelhorn. At ...
Style: touching, emotional, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: music band, working class, brass band, unemployment, small town, labor union, fighting the system, romance, music competition, province, contests and competitions, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 18th century
Place: yorkshire, england, europe, northern england, mine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.5
 3K
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, parents and children, society, youth, family problems, family relations, looking for love, siblings relations, reunion, teenage life, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975
Place: england, pakistan, europe, middle east, manchester ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
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Orphans (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The star of Ken Loach's MY NAME IS JOE, Mullan proves that his talent isn't relegated to acting. As a writer/director, he has crafted a supremely entertaining motion picture. ORPHANS tells the grittily realistic, hysterical, and deeply ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: dealing with death, parents and children, siblings relations, vengeance, death in the family, family in crisis, family problems, family relations, love and romance, drinking, death, redemption ...
Time: 90s
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.9
 1K
Poor Cow (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The first of several social realism films by Ken Loach, this had less impact than those made as TV plays. Poor Cow follows the tangled life of Joy, who turns to Dave after her lover is jailed for theft. When Dave in turn is jailed, she is left with ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere
Plot: working class, realism, couples, crumbling marriage, homeless, love triangle, down on your luck, breakup, criminal heroes, dishonesty, love and romance, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Mondays in the Sun (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After the closure of their shipyard in Northern Spain, a few former workers: Santa, José, Lino, Amador, Sergei and Reina keep in touch. They meet mainly at a bar owned by their former colleague Rico. Santa is the most superficially confident and ...
Style: bleak, realistic, touching, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, friends, working class, ship, bar, shipyard, unemployment, small town, job seeking, self esteem, down on your luck, destiny ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: spain, australia, seaport, europe, galicia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.8
 432
Small Time (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Follows a gang of small time crooks in an English town. Malc is in danger of losing his girlfriend Kate if he doesn't spend more time at home and the gang leader Jumbo looks like he is about to lose control.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, atmospheric, offbeat
Plot: working class, crimes, buddies, gang, couple relations, cons and scams, heist, criminal heroes, dishonesty, couples, friends, neighbor ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, harsh, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, coming of age, on the road, friendship, family life, indian lead, bus, culture clash, best friends, resort, feminism, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, london, scotland, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.6
 11K
Rosetta (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Young and impulsive Rosetta lives with her alcoholic mother and, moved by despair, she will do anything to maintain a job.
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, psychological, rough ...
Plot: unemployment, parents and children, trailer park, alcoholic, poverty, mother daughter relationship, snitch, realism, coming of age, dysfunctional family, rape, down on your luck ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: belgium, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Look Back in Anger (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Look Back in Anger is a love triangle involving the brilliant-but-disaffected young Jimmy Porter (Branagh), his upper-middle-class, impassive wife Alison Porter (Thompson), and her aristocratic best friend Helena Charles (Redmond). Cliff (Horan), an ...
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: social misfits, working class, couple relations, down on your luck, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, couples, unsupportive spouse, betrayal, crumbling marriage, social differences, family in crisis ...
Time: 50s, 80s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%