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Porterhouse Blue (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 200 min.
Story: In late-'80s Britain, Porterhouse College Cambridge is an anachronism, its students uniformly male and (in the vast number of cases) privately educated. When the incumbent Master dies (from a stroke brought on by overeating) the government revenges itself on Porterhouse by appointing as his successor an old graduate, the politician Sir Godber Evans. One of the tiny minority of state-school students the college has had forced on it over the years, Evans returns to his alma mater determined to drag this bastion of privilege into the twentieth century. The elderly academic staff cease their bickering and close ranks against him, but the new Master finds his most implacable and unscrupulous opponent in Skullion, the college porter.
Style: humorous, semi serious, clever, realistic, witty, thought provoking, biting, cynical
Plot: college, college life, student life, school, youth, power relations, teachers and students, hopes, state affairs, reform, older woman younger man relationship
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, witty and semi serious films and TV series with plots about sitcom, workplace, youth, workplace situations, friends, power relations and society mostly in Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like Porterhouse Blue: Campus Ladies (2006), A Bit of Fry and Laurie (1987), Hamburger: The Motion Picture (1986), A Different World (1987), Glory Daze (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Campus Ladies (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Campus Ladies is an American sitcom that premiered on Oxygen on January 8, 2006. It stars Christen Sussin and Carrie Aizley as two 40-something women who decide to go enroll at the fictional University of the Midwest. The humor comes from the ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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77%
Hamburger: The Motion Picture (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Russell has been expelled from several schools for lewd, crude and nude conduct. Busterburger University is his last chance at education and satisfying his disappointed parents
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, cynical
Plot: school, hamburger, college, college life, youth, student, prostitute, university, teachers and students, student life, workplace situations, misfit ...
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75%
A Different World (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: A Different World is an American television sitcom which aired for six seasons on NBC. It is a spin-off series from The Cosby Show and originally centered on Denise Huxtable and the life of students at Hillman College, a fictional mixed but ...
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Time: 80s, 90s
Place: usa
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Style: not serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens
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Time: 20th century, 80s
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71%
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 29 min.
Story: Set in the corridors of power and spin, the Minister for Social Affairs is continually harassed by Number 10's policy enforcer and dependent on his not-so-reliable team of civil servants.
Style: clever, talky, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
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Place: england, europe, london
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70%
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Genre: Comedy
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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Style: clever, talky, not serious, realistic, humorous ...
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Only Fools and Horses.... (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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 12K
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: UK
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Country: UK
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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Country: UK
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Country: UK
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39%
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Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, clever, witty
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39%
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 359
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Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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Style: humorous, not serious, talky, realistic, witty ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 667
Tanner '88 (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 353 min.
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Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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