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Raining Stones
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, reflective, harsh, gloomy, enigmatic, talky ...
Plot: working class, unemployment, realism, obsessive quest, religion, poverty, family drama, greed, parents and children, shark, down on your luck, loneliness, money, urban, hopes, culture clash, life philosophy, society, humanity, god, family relations, runaway, dialogue, catholic, priest ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, london, manchester, california

Most similar movies to Raining Stones

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out melancholic, talky, realistic and reflective films with plots about mentor, catastrophe, loneliness, dialogue, culture clash, relationships and runaway mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Raining Stones: Life Is Sweet (1990), Trees Lounge (1996), Naked (1993), Human Resources (1999), Drifting Clouds (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Life Is Sweet
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, realism, eating disorder, family in crisis, dysfunctional family, family problems, loneliness, deadpan, family relations, suburbs, family drama, secrets ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: london, england, europe
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    User:   100%
 
 7.2
 12K
Trees Lounge
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, gloomy, semi serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: drinking, small town, bar, social misfits, loneliness, drugs, alcohol abuse, character study, depression, life, complex characters, life philosophy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   73%
    User:   70%
 
 7.9
 28K
Naked
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: talky, dark humor, witty, biting, disturbing ...
Plot: rape, existentialism, working class, loneliness, urban, violence, realism, drugs/alcohol, human nature, stranger, brutality, homeless ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, europe, england, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   72%
    User:   60%
 
Human Resources
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, meditative, realistic, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: working class, workplace, betrayal, factory, father son relationship, drinking, parents and children, intern, hopes, sacrifice, russian, french ...
Time: 90s, 18th century
Place: france, europe, tokyo, japan, normandy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   63%
 
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Drifting Clouds
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, semi serious, clever, melancholic ...
Plot: unemployment, restaurant, working class, finnish, couple relations, loneliness, drinking, depression, workplace, down on your luck, honest, relationships ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, finland, spain, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   50%
 
 7.5
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Trust
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, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, opposites attract, deadpan, relationships, redemption, dialogue, love and romance, suburbs, character study, loneliness, crime gone awry, life philosophy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   45%
 
Bread and Chocolate
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Italian immigrant tries to become a member of Swiss society but fails as a waiter and even as a chicken plucker. He then becomes involved with shady wealthy character and tries to hide his Italian identity. He refuses to give up no matter how awful ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, reflective, melancholic ...
Plot: immigrants, culture clash, fish out of water, rich and poor, down on your luck, bollywood, life philosophy, life is a bitch, german, poverty, childhood, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: switzerland, europe, italy, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   56%
 
 7.2
 18K
Le Havre
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Finland, France, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Marcel Marx, a former bohemian and struggling author, has given up his literary ambitions and relocated to the port city Le Havre. He leads a simple life based around his wife Arletty, his favourite bar and his not too profitable profession as a ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, melancholic, realistic ...
Plot: immigrants, friendship, finnish, working class, french, terminal illness, hospital, friends, loneliness, deadpan, storytelling, runaway ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2009
Place: france, europe, seaport, latin america, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   49%
 
 6.6
 497
Soft Fruit
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, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, working class, male nudity, single parent, human nature, culture clash, gunfight, relationships, parents and children, crime gone awry, pornography, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   59%
 
 6.6
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Please Give
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In New York City, a husband and wife butt heads with the granddaughters of the elderly woman who lives in the apartment the couple owns.
Style: touching, clever, semi serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: cancer, infidelity, homeless, midlife crisis, suicide, guilt, death, family life, relationships, sarcasm, family relations, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   60%
 
God Said, 'Ha!'
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Julia Sweeney tells the viewers the monologue about the hard time in her life when her brother fought with cancer and she was also diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.
Style: touching, talky, humorous, dark humor, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, cancer, human nature, life & death, solitude, life, family in crisis, loneliness, storytelling, depression, family, childhood ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   42%
 
A Man of No Importance
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, witty, cerebral, talky ...
Plot: gay, working class, homosexuality, small town, family life, bus, gays and lesbians, poetry, loneliness, single parent, church, mentor ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1963
Place: ireland, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   54%
 
The Weather Man
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Chicago weather man, separated from his wife and children, debates whether professional and personal success are mutually exclusive.
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, talky, melancholic ...
Plot: midlife crisis, terminal illness, dysfunctional family, existentialism, father son relationship, weatherman, introspection, life, depression, foul language, loneliness, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   48%
 
My Son the Fanatic
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, realistic, touching ...
Plot: culture clash, immigrants, islam, parents and children, prostitution, solitude, drinking, character study, parenthood, relationships, loneliness, religion ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, london, europe, tokyo
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    User:   47%
 
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Shower
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: China
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An aged father and his younger, mentally challenged son have been working hard every day to keep the bathhouse running for a motley group of regular customers. When his elder son, who left years ago to seek his fortune in the southern city of ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: small town, disability, storytelling, human nature, parents and children, culture clash, siblings relations, life philosophy, childhood, solitude, family life, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, asia, tokyo, beijing china, tibet
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   37%
 
 6.2
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The End
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Wendell Lawson has only six months to live. Not wanting to endure his last few months of life waiting for the end, he decides to take matters into his own hands and enlists the help of a delusional mental patient to help him commit suicide.
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, funny, offbeat ...
Plot: terminal illness, suicide attempt, crumbling marriage, self discovery, death, suicide, couple relations, hospital, parents and children, dysfunctional family, storytelling, catastrophe ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   36%
 
 6.8
 27K
The Idiots
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark, Spain, Sweden, France, Netherlands, Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: With his first Dogma-95 film director Lars von Trier opens up a completely new film platform. With a mix of home-video and documentary styles the film tells the story of a group of young people who have decided to get to know their ...
Style: clever, psychological, semi serious, idiotic, realistic ...
Plot: male nudity, rebellion, mental illness, against the rules, strong sexual content, pornography, prank, lifestyle, suburbs, dogma, disability, censorship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   37%
 
 7.3
 6K
Henry Fool
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: talky, stylized, humorous, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: writer's life, poetry, drinking, suicide, eccentric family, violence, writers, existentialism, deadpan, suburbs, society, pornography ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   38%
 
 7.1
 12K
Alfie
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The film tells the story of a young man who leads a promiscuous lifestyle until several life reversals make him rethink his purposes and goals in life.
Style: witty, realistic, semi serious, sexual, talky ...
Plot: infidelity, coming of age, abortion, womanizer, sex, jazz, relationships, loneliness, women, sexuality, character study, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, london, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   43%
 
 7.1
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Footnote
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The story of a great rivalry between a father and son, both eccentric professors in the Talmud department of Hebrew University in Jerusalem. The son has an addictive dependency on the embrace and accolades that the establishment provides, while his ...
Style: stylized, clever, tragicomedy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: father son relationship, ego clash, family drama, parents and children, estrangement, father-son relationship, rivalry, mentor, pornography, dysfunctional family, secrets, greed ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   37%
 
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The Van
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: friendship, working class, irish, unemployment, buddies, drinking, unlikely friendships, single parent, suburbs, human nature, small town, storytelling ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   41%
 
Me and You and Everyone We Know
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The feature film debut by artist Miranda July about a various comic situations and plots that intertwine. One story line is about a father who is ending his marriage and the other story is of a video artist (possibly autobiographical of Miranda ...
Style: realistic, touching, clever, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: artist, childhood, mentally unstable, suburbs, loneliness, single father, relationships, innocence lost, pornography, looking for love, existentialism, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   48%
 
Permanent Vacation
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: In downtown Manhattan, a twenty-something boy whose Father is not around and whose Mother is institutionalized, is a big Charlie Parker fan. He almost subconsciously searches for more meaning in his life and meets a few characters along the way.
Style: surreal, semi serious, atmospheric, gloomy, enigmatic ...
Plot: jazz, social misfits, urban, redemption, self discovery, pornography, drifter, couple relations, existentialism, art, dialogue, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   41%
 
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Ladybird Ladybird
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, harsh ...
Plot: working class, fighting the system, dysfunctional family, immigrants, single parent, violence, drinking, hospital, parents and children, custody, life philosophy, children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, california, liverpool, paraguay
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   37%
 
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Housekeeping
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the Pacific Northwest during the 1950s, two young sisters whose mother has abandoned them wind up living with their Aunt Sylvie, whose views of the world and its conventions don't quite live up to most people's expectations.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, semi serious, humorous, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, coming of age, friendship, single parent, human nature, runaway, coming-of-age, self discovery, childhood, mental illness, sisters, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   46%
 
A Christmas Tale
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 150 min.
Story: When their regal matriarch falls ill, the troubled Vuillard family come together for a hesitant Christmastime reunion. Among them is rebellious ne'er-do-well Henri and the uptight Elizabeth. Together under the same roof for the first time in ...
Style: tragicomedy, semi serious, witty, enigmatic, sentimental ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, christmas, family, terminal illness, cancer, transplant, death in the family, family bonds, holiday, family gatherings, family in crisis, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, paris france, flanders
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System:   40%
    User:   36%
 
Clockwatchers
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The relationship between four female temps all working for the same credit company is threatened with the arrival of a new hire, who lands a permanent position one of the women was vying for.
Style: humorous, dark humor, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: office, friendship, workplace, boss and employee, unlikely friendships, loneliness, couple relations, corporate america, life philosophy, women, life, workplace situations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
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System:   39%
    User:   38%
 
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Crooklyn
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: sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parenthood, teacher, urban, coming of age, poverty, death, family life, single parent, life & death, childhood, family ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   38%
 
A Family Thing
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Earl Pilcher Jr., runs an equipment rental outfit in Arkansas, lives with his wife and kids and parents, and rarely takes off his gimme cap. His mother dies, leaving a letter explaining he's not her natural son, but the son of a Black woman who ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: self discovery, small town, racism, drinking, death, interracial relations, adoption, race, parents and children, race issues, segregation, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arkansas, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   39%
 
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The New Age
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Peter and Katherine Witner are Southern California super-yuppies with great jobs but no center to their lives. When they both lose their jobs and begin marital infidelities, their solution is to start their own business together. In order to find ...
Style: dark humor, clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: crumbling marriage, suicide, starting over, couple relations, crime gone awry, greed, breakup, nudity (topless - notable), fantasy world, depression, existentialism, pornography ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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System:   37%
    User:   32%
 
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