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The Buddha of Suburbia (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 222 min.
Story: The Buddha of Suburbia is a 1993 British four-part television serial, directed by Roger Michell. Based on the novel of the same name by Hanif Kureishi, the programme starred Naveen Andrews as the main character, Karim Amir. The programme's music was written and performed by David Bowie. Karim Amir is a mixed-race 17-year-old who lives in a South London suburb during the 1970s. With an English mother and a Pakistani father, Karim is uncertain of his cultural identity. As his father becomes a kind of spiritual guru to the surrounding middle-class neighbours, Karim begins to explore his cultural roots with hopes that he will achieve sexual and racial self-realisation.
Style: talky, sincere, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, witty, serious
Plot: hippie, arranged marriage, racism, actor, infidelity, drugs/alcohol, rock, immigrants, strong sexual content, self discovery, indian lead, punk band, punk, group sex, homosexuality, teenager, politics, culture clash, suburbs, coming of age, society, couple relations, interracial relations, love affair, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: england, europe, new york, london

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and witty films and TV series with plots about couples, society, couple relations, family relations, culture clash, working class and infidelity mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like The Buddha of Suburbia: White Teeth (2002), Anita & Me (2002), East Is East (1999), Educating Rita (1983), Grafters (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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White Teeth (2002)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 240 min.
Story: An adaptation of Zadie Smith's bestseller concerning the lives of two families from as far back as the 1800s and India to late 1990s Willesden.
Style: semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous, multicultural
Plot: arranged marriage, drugs/alcohol, buddies, immigrants, interracial relations, suburbs, parents and children, culture clash, society, family problems, family relations, friends ...
Time: 20s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london, bangladesh
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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: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental
Plot: culture clash, coming of age, friendship, working class, indian lead, parents and children, rebellion, youth, family relations, friends, best friends, immigrants ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1972
Place: england, europe
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60%
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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, feel good, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Plot: culture clash, islam, muslim, tradition, arranged marriage, parents and children, family life, jealousy, faith, parent child relationship, hippie, integration ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1971
Place: england, europe, northern england, london, israel
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57%
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 11K
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, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: working class, opposites attract, self discovery, romance, social differences, culture clash, teachers and students, teaching the ways of the world, hopes, society, couples, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london, europe, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Grafters (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 54 min.
Story: Grafters was a British drama–comedy programme originally broadcast in the UK on ITV from 27 October 1998 to 20 December 1999 for 16 episodes over two series. Grafters was based around the Purvis brothers Joe and Trevor, who along with their ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: brother, siblings relations, social differences, cousin, working class, construction worker, sibling relationship, family relations, social relations, couple relations, workplace situations, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Hippie Hippie Shake (0000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, USA, UK
Story: An account of counterculturalist Richard Neville's misadventures in London at the end of the 1960s.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, witty
Plot: rebellion, legal action, drugs/alcohol, strong sexual content, legal, media, courtroom, fighting the system, couple relations, society, couples, radicalism ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: england, europe, london
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56%
Sammy and Rosie Get Laid (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Sammy and Rosie are an unconventional middle-class London married couple. They live in the midst of inner-city chaos, surround themselves with intellectual street people, and sleep with everybody - except each other! Things become interesting when ...
Style: talky, semi serious, clever, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: politics, infidelity, couple relations, culture clash, social differences, indian lead, middle class, open marriage, society, couples, opposites attract, human nature ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, london, europe, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Rock & Chips (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Prequel to Only Fools and Horses, set in the 1960s, Joan Trotter is in an unhappy marriage with the work-shy Reg, with whom she has a teenage son, Derek ("Del Boy"). However, the reappearance in Peckham of bank robber, "art ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty
Plot: working class, criminal heroes, pregnancy, flat, council estate, suburban life, suburbs, dishonesty, lifestyle, society, infidelity, parents and children ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1960
Place: england, europe, london
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Small Island (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: In 1939 Hortense, illegitimate but intelligent and ambitious, is brought up on Jamaica with the family of charismatic, free-thinking Michael, who joins the Air Force when war breaks out and goes to England. After the war, Hortense, now a qualified ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, touching
Plot: racism, immigrants, couple relations, interracial relations, social differences, culture clash, misfit, society, couples, starting over, self discovery, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: jamaica, england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A British-Pakistani man renovates a rundown laundrette with his male lover while dealing with drama within his family, the local Pakistani community, and a persistent mob of skinheads.
Style: semi serious, clever, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, society, racism, laundry, gay, british, immigrants, culture clash, romance, fall in love, immigration, lesbian ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Teachers (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Teachers is a British television comedy-drama series, created by Tim Loane and originally shown on Channel 4. The series follows a group of secondary school teachers in their daily lives. While the first series centers heavily around probationary ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, sexual
Plot: high school, teacher, high school teacher, high school life, infidelity, buddies, drugs/alcohol, teachers and students, bar, workplace situations, thirtysomething life, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
One Foot in the Grave (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: One Foot in the Grave is a BBC television sitcom series written by David Renwick. The show ran for six series, including seven Christmas specials, two Comic Relief specials, over an eleven-year period, from early 1990 to late 2000. The latter Comic ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, dark humor, witty ...
Plot: sitcom, golden years, couple relations, retirement, misery, elderly, family relations, couples, disorder, oldtimer, retired, antisocial behavior ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, touching ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: UK
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Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 114 min.
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Style: witty, realistic, semi serious, biting, humorous ...
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Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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Style: semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, unlikely couple, starting over, housewife, suburbs, human nature, couple relations, infidelity, parents and children, rich and poor, siblings relations, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Metroland (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, France, UK
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: sexual, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: friendship, nude model, liar, infidelity, midlife crisis, couple relations, coming of age, fall in love, love and romance, couples, human nature, celebrity culture ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1960s
Place: england, france, london, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.5
 3K
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, parents and children, society, youth, family problems, family relations, looking for love, siblings relations, reunion, teenage life, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975
Place: england, pakistan, europe, middle east, manchester ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Mistresses (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Follows the lives of four female friends and their involvement in an array of marital and extramarital relationships.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, witty, sexy
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, love affair, thirtysomething life, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, desire, lifestyle, female friendship, sex, friendship, mistress ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
All in the Family (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Archie Bunker, a working class bigot, constantly squabbles with his family over the important issues of the day.
Style: humorous, not serious, talky, realistic, witty ...
Plot: sitcom, working class, liberal, conservative, stupidity, couple relations, parents and children, social issues, family, eccentric family, family life, society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
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38%
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The Infidel (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Based in a London suburb Mahmud Nasir lives with his wife, Saamiya, and two children, Rashid and Nabi. His son plans to marry Uzma, the step-daughter of Egyptian-born Arshad Al-Masri, a so-called 'Hate Cleric' from Waziristan, Pakistan. ...
Style: talky, semi serious, humorous, realistic, dark humor ...
Plot: culture clash, muslim, taxi driver, identity crisis, self discovery, life turned upside down, religions or cults, society, disorder, social differences, teaching the ways of the world, adoption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: clever, realistic, sentimental, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: coming of age, working class, friends, salesman, friendship, small town, buddies, factory, childhood friends, life insurance, parent child relationship, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
A Dance to the Music of Time (1997)
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Country: UK
Duration: 416 min.
Story: Anthony Powell's 12 volume novel sequence "A Dance to the Music of Time" has been dramatised for television.
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, captivating
Plot: rich and poor, social differences, society, social relations, couple relations, dishonesty, couples, power relations, lifestyle, female nudity, dancing, adultery ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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At Home with the Braithwaites (2000)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: UK
Story: At Home with the Braithwaites is a British comedy-drama television series, created and written by Sally Wainwright. The storyline follows a suburban family from Leeds, whose life is turned upside down when the mother of the family wins 38 million ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, cynical
Plot: lottery, parents and children, family life, wealth, family, suburbs, suburban life, lifestyle, family relations, couple relations, siblings relations, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, yorkshire, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
A Very Peculiar Practice (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: A young and idealistic Doctor Stephen Daker arrives at Lowlands University to work at the Health Centre, but has to cope with an eccentric set of colleagues.
Style: surreal, semi serious, cynical, dark humor, realistic ...
Plot: university, social misfits, misfit, college, doctor, professor, student, health, doctors and patients, teachers and students, society, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, medical school
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
This Year's Love (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The big-screen debut from Scottish stage director David Kane, This Year's Love is a comedy about the romantic misadventures of six young people in Camden, North London. The marriage of tattoo artist Danny (Douglas Hanshall) and dressmaker ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, comedy of errors, marriage, lust, couple relations, looking for love, romance, love affair, love triangle, urban, thirtysomething life, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Outnumbered (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Partly-improvised sitcom looking at the trials and tribulations of bringing up three young children - a regal five-year-old girl with a talent for interrogation, a seven-year-old boy who could fib for Britain and an 11-year-old who is gearing up for ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: sitcom, parents and children, family life, family, family relations, suburbs, couple relations, youth, couples, disorder, grandparent and grandchild, everyday life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Indian Doctor (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Story: The Indian Doctor is a British television drama set in the summer of 1963. Produced by Rondo Media and Avatar Productions, it was first broadcast on BBC One in 2010. The most recent series began on 27 February 2012 and concluded on 2 March. It is a ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: immigrants, culture clash, small town, social relations, couple relations, doctors and patients, small town life, misfit, society, couples, power relations, communication problem ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, europe, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Bhaji on the Beach (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A group of women of Indian descent take a trip together from their home in Birmingham, England to the beach resort of Blackpool.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, harsh, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, coming of age, on the road, friendship, family life, indian lead, bus, culture clash, best friends, resort, feminism, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, london, scotland, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Rita, Sue and Bob Too! (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Realistic story of working class Yorkshire life. Two schoolgirls have a sexual fling with a married man. Serious and light-hearted by turns. Rita, Sue And Bob Too was adapted by Andrea Dunbar from two of her own controversial plays. Rita (Siobhan ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty
Plot: schoolgirl, forbidden love, infidelity, strong sexual content, affair, older man younger woman relationship, sexual promiscuity, married man, sex, teenager, love triangle, sexual relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, northern england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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