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Raining Stones (1993)
 7.4
 4K
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, sentimental, touching, offbeat, gloomy, realistic, semi serious, social realism, reflective ...
Plot: working class, unemployment, catholic, priest, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, realism, obsessive quest, hopes, rainy, family problems, society, human nature, urban, loan, disorder, nothing goes right, family in crisis, down on your luck, petty job, religion, poverty, church ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe, manchester, california

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Most similar movies to Raining Stones

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, talky and semi serious films with plots about working class, society, culture clash, family relations, friendship, catastrophe and mentor mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Raining Stones: Life Is Sweet (1990), Meantime (1983), The Van (1996), Naked (1993), Riff-Raff (1991). 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, sentimental, offbeat, humorous ...
Plot: working class, eating disorder, bulimia, rebellious daughter, class differences, food, family problems, realism, eccentric family, wall street, suburbs, nothing goes right ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.2
 3K
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: gloomy, touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: working class, unemployment, friendship, skinhead, racism, dysfunctional family, single parent, youth, rich and poor, social misfits, love and romance, coming of age ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, london, england, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.8
 4K
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, touching, feel good ...
Plot: unemployment, friendship, soccer, van, working class, suburbs, partners, buddies, family life, family relations, friends, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, london, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.9
 30K
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: disturbing, dark humor, witty, talky, biting ...
Plot: sexual abuse, rapist, urban, stranger, marijuana, drifter, alienation, robbery, roommate, humiliation, unemployment, rape ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, london, england, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 7.1
 4K
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, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: working class, social misfits, workplace situations, down on your luck, life is a bitch, friendship, buddies, fall in love, politics, family relations, friends, misfit ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: bleak, talky, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: working class, taxi driver, dysfunctional family, couple relations, unfulfillment, down on your luck, parents and children, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, family in crisis, realism, social decay ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, algeria, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 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, witty, feel good, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: culture clash, islam, arranged marriage, muslim, tradition, family life, generation gap, family problems, family in crisis, family relations, parents and children, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: england, europe, northern england, london, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Drifting Clouds (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Finland, Germany, France
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, semi serious, clever, humorous ...
Plot: restaurant, unemployment, society, waitress, couple relations, cooking and food, down on your luck, life is a bitch, alcohol abuse, lifestyle, loss of son, supportive coworker ...
Time: 90s
Place: finland, europe, spain, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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, working class, church, pregnancy, bus, friendship, small town, unemployment, love and romance, village, social relations, couples ...
Time: 60s, year 1963, 1960s
Place: ireland, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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, emotional, touching, tense, serious ...
Plot: working class, sin, unemployment, anti semitism, domestic violence, master and servant, parents and children, family in crisis, down on your luck, power relations, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: england, seaport, europe, ireland, liverpool ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: psychological, gloomy, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: working class, factory, labor union, intern, unemployment, politics, workplace, betrayal, society, social differences, life is a bitch, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 18th century
Place: france, europe, normandy, paris france, korea ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.2
 92K
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, humorous, witty, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: unemployment, suicide attempt, working class, friendship, homosexual, rehearsal, audition, police, male stripper, job interview, striptease, gay relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, northern england, yorkshire, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: thought provoking, gloomy, sincere, bleak, serious ...
Plot: small town life, human spirit, fighting the system, realism, unemployment, workplace, friendship, injustice, working class, tragic hero, anti capitalism, innocence lost ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.5
 4K
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: touching, clever, witty, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: working class, liberal, yuppie, pregnancy, society, human nature, social differences, parents and children, babies and infants, couple relations, love and romance, hippie ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.2
 13K
Trees Lounge (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tommy has lost his job, his love and his life. He lives in a small apartment above the Trees Lounge, a bar which he frequents along with a few other regulars without lives. He gets a job driving an ice cream truck and ends up getting involved with ...
Style: talky, realistic, semi serious, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: bar, drinking, small town, self discovery, unemployment, couples, society, human nature, misfit, alcohol abuse, dull life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, witty, touching, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: coming of age, working class, salesman, friends, friendship, small town, love and romance, goodhearted, fist fighting, new job, workplace, social differences ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.6
 497
Soft Fruit (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: For the first time in 15 years, all four siblings in a family show up to care for their dying mother, who is only given a couple of weeks to live. One comes from America with her two children. A divorced sister also comes with her child and sneaks ...
Style: humorous, realistic, sentimental, touching, offbeat ...
Plot: terminal illness, dysfunctional family, working class, couples, eccentric family, death in the family, family life, family problems, estrangement, human nature, pregnancy, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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: witty, touching, talky, clever, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: working class, hairdresser, culture clash, self discovery, opposites attract, fall in love, uneducated, couples, infidelity, social differences, society, cinderella story ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london, europe, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 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: realistic, sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious
Plot: culture clash, coming of age, friendship, family problems, society, teenage life, youth, rebellion, racism, best friends, immigrants, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.1
 1K
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, touching, semi serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: vengeance, family problems, death in the family, siblings relations, love and romance, parents and children, family relations, dealing with death, family in crisis, drinking, death, redemption ...
Time: 90s
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland, england, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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, touching, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: weekend, working class, waitress, couple relations, family gatherings, down on your luck, family relations, siblings relations, city life, parents and children, couples, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, london, europe, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.9
 8K
Crooklyn (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: From Spike Lee comes this vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school-teacher, her stubborn jazz-musician husband and their five kids living in '70s Brooklyn.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parenthood, coming of age, parents and children, urban, school, family relations, couple relations, single parent, family problems, teenage life, black people ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: gloomy, touching, realistic, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: unemployment, working class, down on your luck, life turned upside down, layoff, realism, life is a bitch, family relations, labor union, society, parents and children, children ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, england, northern england, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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My Son the Fanatic (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Pakistani taxi-driver Parvez and prostitute Bettina find themselves trapped in the middle when Islamic fundamentalists decide to clean up their local town.
Style: talky, semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Plot: culture clash, prostitute, immigrants, alcohol abuse, misfit, society, teenage life, couples, parents and children, family relations, romance, social differences ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, london, europe, tokyo
⇓ 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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, harsh, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, friendship, culture clash, coming of age, family in crisis, friends, self discovery, on the road, family life, teenage life, couples, best friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, london, scotland, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.4
 8K
Trust (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: After being thrown away from home, pregnant high school dropout Maria meets Matthew, a highly educated and extremely moody electronics repairman. The two begin an unusual romance built on their sense of mutual admiration and trust.
Style: dark humor, talky, witty, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: love and romance, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, family relations, unlikely relationship, parents and children, odd, romance, dysfunctional character, misfit, human nature, society ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.0
 6K
Soul Food (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Traditional Sunday dinners at Mama Joe's (Irma P. Hall) turn sour when sisters Teri (Vanessa L. Williams), Bird (Nia Long) and Maxine (Vivica A. Fox) start bringing their problems to the dinner table in this ensemble comedy. When tragedy ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: thanksgiving, sister, unity, parents and children, family relations, siblings relations, coma, workaholic, human nature, love and romance, family in crisis, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Ladybird Ladybird (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Maggie has had four children, by four different fathers, removed by social services because of a previous violent relationship. When she meets Jorge, a gentle Latin American refugee, she gradually sees her chance for happiness, but her history still ...
Style: realistic, biting, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Plot: pregnancy, social worker, children, love, working class, fighting the system, immigrants, dysfunctional family, hopes, life is a bitch, domestic disturbance, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, liverpool, paraguay, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.8
 166
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: touching, realistic, humorous, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: bus, travel, double decker bus, urban, human nature, society, social differences, on the road, working class
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: friends, friendship, working class, self esteem, unemployment, job seeking, bar, shipyard, ship, destiny, redemption, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: spain, australia, seaport, europe, switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%