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The Buddha of Suburbia (1993)
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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: sincere, sentimental, serious, realistic, witty, talky, semi serious, controversial
Plot: infidelity, satire, suburbs, immigrants, nudity (full frontal - brief), hippie, actor, racism, arranged marriage, strong sexual content, rock, couple relations, interracial relations, love and romance, self discovery, love affair, self fulfillment, social differences, society, couples, dishonesty, guru, coming of age, drugs/alcohol, culture clash ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe, new york

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and touching films and TV series with plots about couples, society, couple relations, family relations, culture clash, love and romance and infidelity mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like The Buddha of Suburbia: White Teeth (2002), East Is East (1999), Hippie Hippie Shake (0000), Small Island (2009), High Hopes (1988). 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: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, multicultural
Plot: family relations, interracial relations, opposites attract, couple relations, family life, society, youth, immigrants, couples, family problems, generation gap, social decay ...
Time: 70s, 90s, 80s, 20th century, 20s ...
Place: europe, england, london, bangladesh
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East Is East (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: realistic, humorous, witty, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: culture clash, islam, family relations, tradition, muslim, arranged marriage, family problems, family life, family in crisis, bittersweet, profanity, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: england, europe, northern england, london, israel
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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, realistic, witty, sentimental
Plot: legal action, rebellion, profanity, nudity (full frontal - brief), media, society, fighting the system, legal, courtroom, drugs/alcohol, strong sexual content, couple relations ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: london, england, europe
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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: touching, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: racism, world war two, post war, couples, couple relations, culture clash, starting over, self discovery, bittersweet, misfit, hopes, racial violence ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: england, london, jamaica, europe
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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: touching, humorous, clever, witty, realistic ...
Plot: working class, family relations, couples, yuppie, liberal, realism, politics, suburban life, friendship, suburbs, social differences, pregnancy ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, england, europe
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Rock & Chips (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
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Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: working class, society, theft, lifestyle, pregnancy, dishonesty, bittersweet, childbirth, promotion, petty criminal, infidelity, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1960
Place: london, england, europe
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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: realistic, touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious
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Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: england, europe
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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: semi serious, realistic, humorous
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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: humorous, feel good, touching, witty, sentimental ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: witty, touching, talky, humorous, sentimental ...
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43%
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Metroland (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, France, UK
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: sexual, sexy, realistic, semi serious, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, infidelity, compromise, liar, midlife crisis, coming of age, bittersweet, celebrity culture, lifestyle, unfulfillment, love and romance, thirtysomething life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: london, england, paris france, france, europe
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Behaving Badly (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Behaving Badly is a 1989 British television serial directed by David Tucker. The teleplay by Catherine Heath and Moira Williams is based on Heath's novel of the same name. It was initially broadcast by Channel 4. The series was released on DVD ...
Style: semi serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, human nature, wooing, infidelity, social differences, suburbs, starting over, suburban life, siblings relations, couple relations, rich and poor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
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Sammy and Rosie Get Laid (1987)
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Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
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Country: Israel
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Country: UK
Duration: 416 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, realistic, sincere, clever, touching ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, society, racism, interracial relations, white trash, laundry, lgbt, british asian, closeted homosexual, culture clash, immigrants, romance ...
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Sweden, UK
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: dark humor, sexy, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: immigrants, nudity (full frontal - brief), family relations, mental illness, housewife, gypsy, dildo, social differences, sexual relations, self discovery, family problems, couples ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, sweden, eastern europe, balkan ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK, India
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: realistic, contemplative, psychological, sentimental, captivating ...
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Time: contemporary, september 11 2001
Place: london, bangladesh, europe, england, buckingham palace
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37%
The Decline of the American Empire (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Four very different Montreal university teachers gather at a rambling country house to prepare a dinner. Remy (married), Claude (a homosexual), Pierre (involved with a girlfriend) and Alain (a bachelor) discuss sex, the female body and their affairs ...
Style: witty, talky, humorous, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, s&m, couple relations, battle of the sexes, love and romance, couples, dishonesty, radical, human nature, friendship, academy, satire ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, montreal quebec, montreal, california
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36%
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Unmade Beds (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Axl wants to find his long-lost father and rediscover his past. Vera just wants to forget hers as she tries to move on from heartbreak. Their stories come together in the melting-pot of 21st century London.
Style: humorous, psychological, captivating, atmospheric, sexy ...
Plot: immigrants, romance, haunted by the past, starting over, society, nudity (full frontal - brief), search for father, self discovery, couples, family relations, friendship, love affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Line of Beauty (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
Story: Nick Guest comes to London to live with his college friend's family, the Feddens. A short stay becomes permanent, and Nick positions himself in the family's plentiful lives of parties and politics during the Thatcher years. Over the course ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, saga
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Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: sitcom, humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: retired, oldtimer, couples, family relations, antisocial behavior, disorder, couple relations, elderly, golden years, suffering, misery, retirement ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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: realistic, sentimental, captivating, psychological, humorous ...
Plot: immigrants, culture clash, doctors and patients, society, power relations, couple relations, small town, couples, mine, small town life, social relations, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, cynical, realistic, dark humor, witty ...
Plot: satire, university, misfit, doctors and patients, social misfits, medical school, teachers and students, nun, power relations, polish, society, professor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: sitcom, witty, humorous, biting, talky ...
Plot: working class, family relations, conservative, liberal, satire, success, stupidity, family life, parents and children, eccentric family, interracial relations, americana ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.0
 504
Alila (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 122 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: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: couple relations, family problems, family relations, immigrants, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, social relations, working class, human nature, infidelity, social differences, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Monarch of the Glen (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Archie MacDonald, a young restaurateur is called back to his childhood home of Glenbogle where he is told he is the new Laird of Glenbogle.
Style: witty, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, gloomy ...
Plot: country estate, friendship, love triangle, love and romance, fish out of water, social differences, rich and poor, working class, family life, uninhibited rivalry, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: scottish highlands, scotland, europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
This Is England '90 (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Following on from This Is England ’86 and ‘88, this much-anticipated final chapter finds the gang embracing the rave scene of a new decade. But the utter hilarity and unadulterated joy of the second ‘summer of love’ soon gives way to a war ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, bleak ...
Plot: hippie, friendship, realism, society, life is a bitch, love and romance, rave, racism, drugs/alcohol, misfit, ecstasy, drugs ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: england, manchester, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.0
 13K
Alfie (1966)
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, humorous, talky, emotional, intense ...
Plot: womanizer, playboy, abortion, sexual relations, promiscuity, self discovery, lifestyle, sex, coming of age, infidelity, morality, jazz ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: london, england, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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