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

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, melancholic and talky films with plots about society, working class, culture clash, family relations, mentor, dialogue and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Raining Stones: Life Is Sweet (1990), All or Nothing (2002), The Navigators (2001), The Van (1996), Secrets & Lies (1996). 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: humorous, sentimental, sincere, compassionate, melancholic ...
Plot: working class, eating disorder, family relations, class differences, rebellious daughter, nothing goes right, family problems, eccentric family, family in crisis, society, human nature, compassion ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.5
 10K
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, realistic, sentimental, sincere, serious ...
Plot: working class, taxi driver, dysfunctional family, family relations, injustice, family problems, parents and children, couples, society, couple relations, family in crisis, unwanted pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, florida, algeria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: sincere, serious, thought provoking, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: unemployment, friendship, workplace intrigue, society, fighting the system, human spirit, working class, workplace, life is a bitch, realism, injustice, corporate crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.7
 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: feel good, humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: unemployment, friendship, family relations, soccer, working class, van, buddies, nothing goes right, single parent, partners, society, misfit ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, london, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Movie in collections
 8.0
 37K
Secrets & Lies (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A middle-aged London factory worker is shocked when the mixed-race daughter she gave up at birth decides to track her down. At first she denies she is her mother. All family members become emotional, as everyone's secrets are exposed.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: adoption, secret, dysfunctional family, family secret, social worker, jealousy, working class, funeral, loneliness, bittersweet, society, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.2
 4K
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: touching, humorous, gloomy, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: working class, friendship, unemployment, mentally challenged, skinhead, society, youth, social misfits, life is a bitch, love and romance, coming of age, misfit ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, england, europe, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.9
 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: touching, bleak, sincere, emotional, depressing ...
Plot: working class, unemployment, domestic violence, sin, anti semitism, life is a bitch, society, youth, family in crisis, parents and children, family problems, fascism ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: england, europe, ireland, liverpool, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.9
 17K
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: realistic, humorous, witty, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: culture clash, islam, family relations, muslim, tradition, arranged marriage, family problems, family life, family in crisis, bittersweet, profanity, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: england, europe, northern england, london, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: sincere, thought provoking, emotional, melancholic, contemplative ...
Plot: working class, factory, unemployment, intern, politics, betrayal, labor union, workplace situations, social differences, life is a bitch, father son relationship, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 18th century
Place: france, europe, normandy, paris france, korea ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.0
 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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, gloomy
Plot: working class, life is a bitch, fall in love, workplace situations, society, politics, sexual content, profanity, nudity (full frontal - brief), friendship, friends, social misfits ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.8
 34K
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, witty, talky, realistic, serious ...
Plot: sexual abuse, rapist, stranger, roommate, drifter, humiliation, urban, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, robbery, marijuana, alienation, security guard ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: london, europe, england, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: touching, serious, sincere, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: seaport, unemployment, friendship, working class, job seeking, self esteem, bar, destiny, life is a bitch, redemption, small town, factory worker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: spain, australia, europe, switzerland, galicia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: unemployment, restaurant, society, waitress, layoff, loss of son, life is a bitch, lifestyle, death in the family, couple relations, alcohol abuse, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s
Place: finland, europe, spain, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.5
 502
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, semi serious, realistic, touching, offbeat ...
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, dysfunctional family, working class, eccentric family, human nature, siblings relations, family in crisis, pregnancy, parents and children, death in the family, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.1
 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: realistic, sincere, touching, emotional, talky ...
Plot: working class, parents and children, weekend, society, couple relations, loneliness, sister sister relationship, life, waitress, multiple storylines, existentialism, estrangement ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, england, los angeles, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.4
 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, humorous, clever, witty, realistic ...
Plot: working class, family relations, couples, yuppie, liberal, realism, politics, suburban life, friendship, suburbs, social differences, pregnancy ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.1
 5K
Career Girls (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Two young women reunite and rekindle their friendship after having said goodbye at their college graduation, six years earlier.
Style: talky, realistic, witty, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: reunion, college, reunited friends, friendship, bittersweet, weekend, best friends, society, strong female presence, coincidence, graduation, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: london, europe, england, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: stylized, humorous, atmospheric, inspirational, clever ...
Plot: coming of age, working class, old love, friendship, profanity, small town, society, love and romance, social differences, friends, salesman, factory ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 12K
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, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: working class, self discovery, opposites attract, society, romance, hopes, couples, infidelity, social differences, university, literature, professor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: working class, church, pregnancy, bus, dublin ireland, friendship, gay, small town, village life, unemployment, family in crisis, family life ...
Time: 60s, year 1963, 1960s, 70s
Place: ireland, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.2
 98K
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, feel good, humorous, witty, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: unemployment, suicide attempt, striptease, stripper, working class, friendship, audition, rehearsal, homosexual, family relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), repossession ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, northern england, yorkshire, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Piano in a Factory (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: China
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Steelworker Chen has a passion for music and plays the accordion in a local band with a close group of friends. When his estranged wife returns one day after years of absence, she demands a divorce and sole custody of their daughter. Chen is at a ...
Style: serious, touching, sincere, realistic
Plot: factory worker, hopes, working class, family problems, disagreement, prodigy, family relations, bittersweet, society, custody, unfulfillment, estrangement ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.0
 7K
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: feel good, touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: family relations, thanksgiving, sister, unity, family gatherings, family problems, couples, workaholic, love and romance, bittersweet, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 505
Alila (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Life in a flimsy Tel Aviv apartment complex is a sour urban mosaic whose seedy characters, try as they might, can't get out of one another's faces. The character's lives overlap and collide. Gabi, a bobbed haired sexpot, and her lover ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, gloomy
Plot: family problems, family relations, couple relations, working class, human nature, infidelity, social differences, culture clash, immigrants, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, social relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.3
 9K
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, family relations, pregnancy, age difference, bittersweet, suburbs, self discovery, misfit, coming of age, opposites attract, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, long island, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.4
 55K
Calvary (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After he is threatened during a confession, a good-natured priest must battle the dark forces closing in around him.
Style: meditative, bleak, captivating, atmospheric, cynical ...
Plot: clergy, confession, death threat, priest, social relations, goodhearted, small town life, human nature, small town, painting, recovering alcoholic, catholic church ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: thought provoking, realistic, biting, suspense, serious ...
Plot: pregnancy, social worker, family relations, children, love, working class, fighting the system, immigrants, dysfunctional family, down on your luck, family life, domestic disturbance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, paraguay, liverpool, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.6
 2K
Agnes Browne (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When Agnes Browne's husband died, she discovered something amazing... Herself.
Style: sentimental, emotional, humorous, uplifting, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: working class, children, family relations, best friend, human spirit, family problems, life is a bitch, single parent, hopes, down on your luck, puberty, family in crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: ireland, europe, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.4
 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, touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious
Plot: culture clash, friendship, family relations, racism, teenage life, best friends, hopes, youth, family problems, mother daughter relationship, interracial friendship, coming of age ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.2
 7K
Henry Fool (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: An egocentric bum transforms the lives of a shy New Jersey garbageman and his sister.
Style: stylized, talky, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: family relations, poet, fame, politics, money, bittersweet, suburbs, writer's life, murder, lifestyle, profanity, sexual content ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new jersey, new york, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%