Movies like Raining Stones

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Raining Stones (1993)
 7.3
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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, gloomy, atmospheric, thought provoking, enigmatic, breathtaking, unusual plot structure, suspense, melancholic, ironic ...
Plot: working class, unemployment, rain, religion, poverty, runaway, shark, catastrophe, gangsters, money, dark humor, loneliness, god, life, family, writers, depression, obsession, beautiful scenery, priest, hospital, male nudity, oil, mental illness, chase ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, england, manchester, london, europe

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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 melancholic films with plots about working class, society, culture clash, family relations, mentor, catastrophe and friendship mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Raining Stones: Life Is Sweet (1990), All or Nothing (2002), The Navigators (2001), Human Resources (1999), The Van (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: compassionate, melancholic, funny, sweet, humorous ...
Plot: working class, compassion, midlife crisis, depression, rebellious daughter, class differences, family relations, family problems, nothing goes right, eccentric family, human nature, family in crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: london, england, europe
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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: emotional, realistic, bleak, depressing, meditative ...
Plot: working class, dysfunctional family, family relations, taxi driver, loneliness, depression, family problems, injustice, parents and children, couples, couple relations, unwanted pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, new jersey, europe, florida ...
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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: realistic, sincere, serious, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: railway, unemployment, friendship, society, fighting the system, workplace, life is a bitch, working class, human spirit, workplace intrigue, injustice, corporate crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: melancholic, sincere, thought provoking, emotional, sexy ...
Plot: working class, unemployment, factory, betrayal, intern, father son relationship, politics, social differences, workplace situations, life is a bitch, labor union, workplace ...
Time: 18th century, 90s
Place: france, paris france, japan, tokyo, normandy ...
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52%
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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: realistic, feel good, humorous, visually appealing, affectionate ...
Plot: friendship, unemployment, working class, food, irish, stripper, transformation, dysfunctional family, police investigation, addiction, distopia, erotica ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, london, dublin ireland, new jersey
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51%
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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, sincere, feminist film ...
Plot: adoption, birth mother, dysfunctional family, family secret, bittersweet, loneliness, working class, parenthood, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, birthday party, infertility ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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: surreal, semi serious, realistic, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: skinhead, working class, unemployment, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, boy with glasses, aunt nephew relationship, social injustice, friendship, mentally challenged, sibling relationship, family problems ...
Time: 80s
Place: east end london, london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.0
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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: political, semi serious, gloomy, humorous, realistic
Plot: working class, poverty, pop singer, politics, homeless, friendship, labor union, sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief), social misfits, friends, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 6.9
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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, touching, witty, realistic, talky ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: muslim, tradition, family relations, culture clash, islam, family problems, racism, british, working class, marriage, dysfunctional family, homosexual ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: england, israel, london, northern england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Naked (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 131 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, talky, witty, compassionate, realistic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, existentialism, drifter, rapist, sexual humiliation, character study, humiliation, rape, nihilism, loneliness, rough sex, voyeurism ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, europe, england, united kingdom, 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, sincere, serious, psychological, thought provoking ...
Plot: working class, seaport, friendship, unemployment, destiny, redemption, small town, job seeking, self esteem, life is a bitch, family problems, breaking point ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: spain, rio de janeiro, australia, europe, galicia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, emotional, sincere, depressing ...
Plot: working class, catholicism, fascism, youth, anti semitism, dysfunctional family, domestic violence, unemployment, sin, life is a bitch, jewish, society ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: england, ireland, london, europe, united kingdom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: sexy, realistic, touching, gloomy, thought provoking ...
Plot: unemployment, working class, suicide attempt, unlikely friendships, workplace, depression, death, deadpan, dark humor, culture clash, crime gone awry, childhood ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, california, europe, finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, talky, gloomy ...
Plot: working class, loneliness, life, multiple storylines, existentialism, parents and children, society, couple relations, sister sister relationship, weekend, adoption, melancholy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, los angeles, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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, visually appealing, affectionate, allegory, suspense ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, working class, nudity (full frontal - brief), australian, male nudity, cathartic, car, british, assassination, crazy, parenthood, satire ...
Time: 90s
Place: tokyo, australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: semi serious, realistic, witty, touching, clever ...
Plot: working class, realism, family relations, liberal, yuppie, couples, family, class differences, society, aging, love and romance, politics ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.1
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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, meditative, bleak ...
Plot: college, friendship, bittersweet, life, existentialism, depression, life & death, death, crime gone awry, culture clash, gangsters, life philosophy ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: london, new jersey, tokyo, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: sexy, cerebral, satirical, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Plot: gay, homosexuality, working class, bus, self discovery, small town, nudity (full frontal - brief), poetry, lgbt, gay slur, gay lead character, homosexual ...
Time: 60s, year 1963, 70s
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: working class, hopes, factory worker, bittersweet, family relations, society, family problems, prodigy, disagreement, chinese, musician, single father ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Alila (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 123 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, sincere, touching, gloomy
Plot: family relations, family problems, couple relations, immigrants, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, social relations, culture clash, working class, infidelity, social differences, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: israel, tel aviv
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: disturbing, suspense, thought provoking, biting, realistic ...
Plot: violence, love, immigrants, fighting the system, working class, dysfunctional family, nudity (full frontal - brief), hospital, children, race issues, workplace, adoption ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, california, liverpool, paraguay, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.0
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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: sexy, feel good, sentimental, touching, tear jerker ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: women, sisters, thanksgiving, food, family relations, divorce, black romance, relationships, writers, solitude, weapons, wedding ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.4
 11K
Trust (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
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: realistic, talky, humorous, clever, witty ...
Plot: age difference, love and romance, coming of age, dysfunctional family, bittersweet, dark humor, redemption, great dialogue, melancholy, creativity, life & death, parenthood ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, long island, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 6.5
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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: emotional, sentimental, humorous, melancholic, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: poverty, working class, death, terminal illness, children, friendship, justice, best friend, single father, irish, happy ending, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, europe, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.2
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The Full Monty (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Italy, 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: feel good, funny, humorous, realistic, touching ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: stripper, working class, male stripper, unemployment, gay, friendship, lgbtq, striptease, loser, british, happy ending, desperation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: northern england, england, london, united kingdom, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.1
 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: sexy, talky, stylized, humorous, allegory ...
Plot: suicide, suburbs, writer's life, bittersweet, poetry, writers, violence, promiscuity, janitor, strip club, death of mother, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa, stockholm sweden, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.2
 14K
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, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: working class, troubled marriage, teacher student relationship, teacher, literature, professor, self discovery, university, social differences, infidelity, hopes, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london, europe, dublin ireland, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Anita and 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, sentimental, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: youth, culture clash, family relations, friendship, racism, family problems, best friends, hopes, teenage life, mother daughter relationship, interracial friendship, neighbor neighbor relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1972
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: witty, inspirational, stylized, feel good, funny ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, small town, working class, friends, runaway, family, old love, destiny, love, relationships, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.4
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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: touching, humorous, witty, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, love and romance, youth, looking for love, society, family problems, family tradition, siblings relations, teenage life, husband wife relationship, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975
Place: england, pakistan, middle east, europe, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%