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Porterhouse Blue
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 200 min.
Style: humorous, semi serious, clever, realistic, witty, thought provoking, biting, cynical
Plot: college life, student life, school, youth, power relations, college, teachers and students, hopes, state affairs, older woman younger man relationship, reform
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and witty films and TV series with plots including youth, love and romance, power relations, society, college, college life and friendship themes mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Porterhouse Blue: The Young Ones (1982), Only Fools and Horses.... (1981), The New Statesman (1987), Oxford Blues (1984), Hamburger: The Motion Picture (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Young Ones
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 410 min.
Style: surreal, humorous, not serious, offbeat, realistic, witty, alternative comedy
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: sitcom, buddies, cult, college life, student life, student, british humour, twentysomething life, youth, social relations, friends, social misfits, misfit, hippie, anarchist, punk, lifestyle, mohawk haircut, puppet, friends who hate each other, cricket bat, political satire, british, comedy team, live music, surrealism, violence, college, roommate, university, suicidal, mad
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, london, medical school
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System:   95%
    User:   99%
 
Only Fools and Horses....
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Style: clever, semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty
Plot: sitcom, siblings relations, cons and scams, working class, nothing goes right, uncle, british humour, council estate, scam, brother, partners, disorder, eccentric family, workplace situations, dishonesty, hopes, society, family relations, black market, dealer, hapless, grandparent and grandchild, cockney accent, two brothers, british, grandfather, van, brother brother relationship, veteran, mishap, relatives
Time: contemporary, 80s, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
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System:   83%
    User:   81%
 
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The New Statesman
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
Style: humorous, semi serious, clever, realistic, witty, alternative comedy
Plot: legal action, politics, workplace romance, media satire, suburbs, sitcom, british humour, parliament, conservative, greed, politician, suburban life, tv show, workplace intrigue, workplace situations, campaign, media, state affairs, workplace, rivalry, society, member of parliament, bisexual, political satire, drugs, parody, sex
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: england, europe, northern england, yorkshire
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System:   79%
    User:   63%
 
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Oxford Blues
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sexual
Plot: sport, underdog, college life, culture clash, rowing, crew, against the odds, university, college, ambition, hopes, self discovery, friendship, fall in love, love and romance, society, youth, power relations, foot massage, american in the uk, black pantyhose, pantyhose, female stockinged legs, legs
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, usa, oxford university, las vegas
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System:   75%
    User:   63%
 
Hamburger: The Motion Picture
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Style: humorous, semi serious, cynical, realistic
Plot: school, college life, college, youth, prostitute, university, hamburger, student, teachers and students, student life, workplace situations, misfit, society, power relations, workplace, meat, toilet stall, racial stereotype, fast food, mexican american, sabotage, nude with a gun, motorcycle cop, motorcycle gang, motorcycle, exchange student, obesity, black american, helicopter, toilet, teenage girl, truck, teenage boy, female nudity, bare breasts, african american, chicken, sex, pantyhose, female stockinged legs, limousine
Time: 80s
Place: campus
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System:   73%
    User:   62%
 
The Family Game
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Style: clever, semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty, sentimental, biting
Plot: dedicated educator, college life, school, family life, youth, college, family relations, human nature, parents and children, teachers and students, military life, teenage life, society, power relations, lifestyle, dinner table, bully, high school, classroom, surrealism, skyscraper
Time: 80s
Place: asia, japan
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System:   69%
    User:   64%
 
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Style: cynical, semi serious, clever, realistic, humorous
Plot: sitcom, elderly, golden years, retirement home, friendship, retirement home life, british humour, retirement, elderly lovers, aging, love and romance, couples, friends, in-laws, generation gap, old age, cynicism, senior citizen, oldtimer, retired, traditional versus modern, antisocial behavior, staff
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   56%
 
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Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic
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Time: 80s, 1940s
Place: england, europe
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System:   63%
    User:   59%
 
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Yes Minister
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Style: talky, clever, semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty, biting, cynical
Plot: sitcom, politics, political intrigue, workplace situations, politician, british humour, minister, state affairs, power relations, workplace, manipulations, boss and employee, dishonesty, secretary, strategy, member of parliament, trick, career, parody, office, government official, dimwit
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   68%
 
The Princess Academy
Genre: Comedy
Country: Yugoslavia, France, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: college life, bank, teenage life, school, coming of age, college, youth, orphan, social differences, love and romance, society, couples, power relations, social relations, etiquette, woman slaps man, aristocrat, snob, ethnic stereotype, female teacher, private school, sheik, male virgin, boarding school, gay man has sex with a woman, villainess, sex talk, exchange student, countess, gunshot, love interest, fart joke, teenage girl
Time: 80s
Place: europe, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   55%
 
Yes, Prime Minister
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Style: talky, clever, not serious, humorous, realistic, witty, biting, cynical
Plot: sitcom, politics, head of state, political intrigue, workplace situations, prime minister, british humour, government, dishonesty, state affairs, boss and employee, power relations, workplace, secretary, member of parliament, staff, responsibility, government official, dimwit
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   54%
 
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Educating Rita
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Style: witty, talky, touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious, clever, intellectual, sentimental, cerebral, dramatic, emotional, earnest, inspirational, captivating, melancholic, light, reflective, cynical, romantic, interesting, sweet
Audience: date night
Plot: working class, literature, mentor, opposites attract, depression, character study, relationships, loneliness, unlikely friendships, friendship, drinking, self discovery, british, college, teacher, adaptation, culture clash, dialogue, honest, romance, social differences, runaway, life philosophy, life, cheating, wine, teachers and students, childhood, crime gone awry, destiny, storytelling, psychiatry, teaching the ways of the world, happy ending, catastrophe, eccentricity, life & death, tragedy, alter ego, redemption, suicide attempt, family, existentialism, hopes, society, couples, power relations, infidelity, cinderella story, troubled marriage
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london, europe, liverpool
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System:   60%
    User:   58%
 
The Rachel Papers
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Style: sexy, humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, harsh, witty, bloody, erotic, entertaining, intense, romantic, interesting, clever, suspense
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: romance, college, sex, opposites attract, coming of age, nudity (topless - notable), adaptation, vengeance, obsession, chase, internet, nerds, mentor, teenagers, pornography, justice, looking for love, male nudity, dialogue, catastrophe, sexualized violence, teenage life, period piece, coming-of-age, assassin, bdsm, book, fall in love, brutality, violence, adolescence, fantasy world, revenge, love and romance, first contact, virginity, dark hero, storytelling, distopia, relationships, youth, classic car, violent, visceral, sacrifice, lone hero, murder, stereotypes, love story, beer
Time: 80s, future
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   68%
 
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The Chain
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic, clever, offbeat, biting
Plot: social differences, love and romance, society, relocation, house, couples, family relations, property
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   65%
 
Stiff Upper Lips
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, India
Duration: 94 min.
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious, feel good, sexy, funny, clever, bad ending, harsh, absurd, romantic, entertaining, colourful, fairy tale
Audience: date night
Plot: parody, master and servant, pornography, culture clash, british, young lovers, adaptation, distopia, farce, couple relations, romance, nudity (topless - notable), period piece, young woman, jane austen, mad scientist, catastrophe, murder, looking for love, mentor, torture, police investigation, camp, betrayal, writers, moral ambiguity, love triangle, existentialism, wartime, hotel, runaway, unlikely friendships, island, life philosophy, eccentricity, adultery, rich and poor, college, love, obsession, justice, nudity (full frontal - brief), brutality, underdog, fight scenes, hospital, poker, childhood, social differences, natural disaster
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, edwardian era, 1900s
Place: england, italy, asia, europe, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   44%
 
How I Got Into College
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, satirical, light, entertaining, clever, romantic, melancholic, stylized, inspirational, harsh, sexy, suspense
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: college, high school, romance, school, buddies, underdog, dedicated educator, life philosophy, innocence lost, women, looking for love, university, mentor, catastrophe, urban ghetto, looking for sex, storytelling, teachers and students, stereotypes, teenage love, multiple storylines, vengeance, dialogue, dreams, chase, transformation, adventure, unfulfilled love, internet, culture clash, nudity (full frontal - brief), fantasy world, adaptation, childhood, adolescence vs adulthood, brutality, first contact, college life, justice, geek, lone hero, teenager, police investigation, high school life, creativity, bullying, student life, classic car, happy ending, cheating
Time: 80s
Place: europe, holland, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   56%
 
French and Saunders
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Style: humorous, not serious, witty, realistic, cynical, clever, biting, alternative comedy
Plot: parody, celebrity culture, celebrity guests, media satire, showbiz, british humour, artists and showbiz, gender, media, disorder, comedy team, actress playing multiple roles, joke, female protagonist, cross dressing, promiscuity
Time: contemporary, 80s, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   46%
 
A Different World
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, witty
Plot: sitcom, college, best friends, buddies, golden years, social issues, racism, friendship, teenage love, adolescence vs adulthood, college life, student life, twentysomething life, workplace situations, thirtysomething life, youth, african american, friends, feminism, love and romance, society, workplace, lifestyle, boy with glasses, teenage girl, friend, university, chef
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   57%
 
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Last of the Summer Wine
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Style: talky, humorous, semi serious, clever, realistic, witty
Plot: sitcom, village, buddies, countryside, golden years, aging, elderly, british humour, english countryside, retirement, friends, introspection, friendship, village life, social relations, old man, british, senior citizen
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 70s, 80s, 90s
Place: england, northern england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   56%
 
The Butterfly Effect
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Spain, France, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, biting, cynical, clever, sexual, witty, sexy
Plot: student life, romance, family life, love and romance, aunt nephew relationship, custody battle, starting over, bingo, exchange student, neighbor, student, couples, family relations, infidelity, chaos and mayhem, eccentric family, fall in love, youth, lifestyle
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, spain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   50%
 
Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 165 min.
Style: talky, clever, semi serious, dark humor, humorous, realistic, witty, biting
Plot: coming of age, gays and lesbians, single parent, high school, suburbs, innocence lost, self discovery, coming out, parents and children, teenage love, eccentric family, high school life, suburban life, teenage life, religions or cults, lesbian, gender, friendship, adoption, love and romance, society, youth, family relations, friends, bible story, salvation army, first day of school, lifestyle, seaside, preaching, born again christian, redhead girl, rebellion, belief, repression, sermon, praying, hymn, brainwashing, overbearing mother, religious fanatic, bible, ice cream truck, lesbian relationship, amusement park, religion, christianity, christian, belief in god, belief in heaven
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1960s
Place: england, europe
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System:   45%
    User:   51%
 
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High Hopes
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic, touching, clever
Plot: working class, couple relations, realism, parents and children, social differences, family, class differences, suburban life, suburbs, society, couples, family relations, babies and infants, aging, human nature, friendship, culture clash, pregnancy, politics, love and romance, yuppie, marxism, sadness, leftist, rudeness, lost, loneliness, motorcycle, birthday party, brother sister relationship, old woman, cemetery, extramarital affair, neighbor, dementia, hippie, liberal
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   41%
 
Britannia Hospital
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 116 min.
Style: humorous, semi serious, surreal, biting, dark humor, clever, offbeat, witty
Plot: hospital, chaos and mayhem, nothing goes right, chaos, mad scientist, journalism, doctors and patients, fighting the system, society, state affairs, power relations, god complex, anti conformity, socialism, medical experiment, ignorance, picket line, imperialism, demonstration, bribery, riot, revolt, social satire, surrealism, corruption, murder
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   51%
 
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Bad Medicine
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: love affair, college, romance, college life, school, youth, fighting the system, forgery, rescue, doctors and patients, crimes, love and romance, society, friends, power relations, exam, autopsy, male objectification, widower, corpse, cockroach, sex, police, limousine, doctor, medicine
Time: 80s
Place: medical school, latin america
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System:   44%
    User:   49%
 
Open All Hours
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: sitcom, workplace situations, unfulfillment, store, workplace, shopkeeper, nurse, british humour, cash register, workaholic, miser, customer, bicycle, unfulfilled love, family relations, generation gap, workplace humor
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: england, europe, northern england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   52%
 
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Campus Man
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: college life, school, romance, youth, university, college, friends, athlete's life, buddies, friendship, down on your luck, teenage life, ambition, power relations, man wrapped in a towel, posing nude, male in shower, taking a shower, nude model, homoeroticism, wrapped in a towel, diving, locker room, male objectification, beefcake, homoerotic, calendar, debt, bikini, swimming pool, male nudity, shower
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: arizona, campus
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System:   43%
    User:   43%
 
Three O'Clock High
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Style: clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, surreal, witty, stylized, harsh, enigmatic, entertaining, light, intense, ironic, suspense
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, bullying, coming of age, school, college life, college, teacher, teenager, mentor, adolescence, cheerleading, geek, nerds, teenagers, teenage life, goth, underdog, childhood, storytelling, fight scenes, brutality, weapons, violence, bully, transformation, nudity (topless - notable), dialogue, friendship, destiny, youth, unlikely friendships, runaway, classic car, stylish, coming-of-age, catastrophe, dreams, virginity, depression, disorder, redemption, life philosophy, twists & turns, small town, journalism, foul language, revenge, vengeance, high school life, nothing goes right
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, california
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System:   43%
    User:   44%
 
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Manchild
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: best friends, buddies, suburbs, introspection, boss and employee, friendship, looking for love, unfulfilled love, midlife crisis, workplace romance, adolescence vs adulthood, suburban life, twentysomething life, love and romance, friends, reunion, unfulfillment, workplace, youth, couples, family relations, power relations, snob, lifestyle, ex husband ex wife relationship, best friend, womanizer, model, male bonding, marriage, father son relationship
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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System:   41%
    User:   47%
 

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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Style: clever, semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, stylized, witty
Audience: date night
Plot: parents and children, social differences, love and romance, romance, couples, family relations, power relations, master and servant, intrigue, couple relations, fall in love, famous, aristocrat, fake accent, snob, comedy of manners, aristocracy, movie star, country house, retirement, butler, actor, actress, estate, disguise, love, servant, marriage, starlet, manners
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1950s
Place: england, europe
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Style: clever, realistic, humorous, semi serious, sweet, romantic, feel good, funny, intellectual, touching, light, witty, melancholic, sexy, enigmatic, sentimental, entertaining, earnest, dramatic, inspirational
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: coming of age, romance, college, social differences, working class, coming-of-age, politics, college life, runaway, university, period piece, friendship, unlikely friendships, school, destiny, adaptation, mentor, childhood, marijuana, british, scholarship, protest, injury, costume, theft, fight, sex, party, student, happy ending, geek, depression, love story, nerds, dialogue, honest, television, love, relationships, youth, drinking, small town, literature, adolescence, fantasy world, culture clash, writers, catastrophe, buddies, classic car
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, india
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System:   41%
    User:   44%
 
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