Movies like The Gospel According to Vic

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The Gospel According to Vic (1986)
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The Gospel According to Vic (1986)
Original name: Heavenly Pursuits
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Vic Mathews teaches a remedial class at the Blessed Edith Semple School in Scotland. Some at the school are trying to discover the two more miracles that would promote the late Edith Semple to sainthood; Mathews, a non-believer, wishes the school would concentrate on teaching the children. He becomes confused, however, when he is involved in possibly miraculous events himself! Written by George S. Davis
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: school, miraculous event, youth, religions or cults, life is a bitch, hopes, society, terminal illness, power relations, teacher, religion, investigation, church, saint, fall in love, satire, teacher student relationship, atheist, catholic school, love interest, skepticism, tumor, religious persecution, dogma, falling in love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: scotland, england, glasgow scotland

Most similar movies to The Gospel According to Vic

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, realistic and touching films with plots about society, youth, school, hopes, friends, friendship and teenage life mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Gospel According to Vic: Sister Mary Explains It All (2001), Saving Grace (1986), S.W.A.L.K. (1971), The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969), Sınav (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Sister Mary Explains It All (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: As Sister Mary delivers a lecture on sin and its consequences, she's interrupted by several of her former students, who have little positive to say about how a Catholic education has impacted their lives.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspense, biting ...
Plot: society, clergy, religions or cults, disorder, church, rivalry, nun, catholic school, belief in the afterlife, christmas eve, teacher student relationship, satire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 7.1
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Saving Grace (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A newly-elected Pope Leo XIV finds himself accidentally locked out of the Vatican. Unknown to the outside world, he winds up in an impoverished Italian village, where his adventures ultimately teach the Pope and his new friends some important ...
Style: humorous, clever, realistic, semi serious
Plot: hopes, misfit, society, clergy, profanity, hidden identity, friends, teaching the ways of the world, friendship, on the road, village, self discovery ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: italy
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 7.6
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S.W.A.L.K. (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Two youngsters declare to their parents that they want to get married. Not sometime in the future but as soon as possible.
Style: atmospheric, sincere, feel good, humorous, stylized ...
Plot: school, friendship, classroom, amusement park, first love, young love, teacher, parents, parents and children, romance, coming of age, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A headstrong young teacher in a private school in 1930s Edinburgh ignores the curriculum and influences her impressionable 12 year old charges with her over-romanticized world view.
Style: talky, humorous, sentimental, realistic, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: boarding school, school, girls' school, fascism, innocence lost, teacher, school dance, weirdo, coming of age, dedicated educator, society, gender ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s ...
Place: scotland, europe, italy, britain, edinburgh scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Sınav (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Five high school students plans to steal University Entrance Exam booklets.
Style: humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic
Plot: cons and scams, youth, crimes, school, save the day, social misfits, mathematics, criminal heroes, crime, high school life, studying, exam
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Faith, Fraud, & Minimum Wage (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A rebellious teenage girl wrestles with the true nature of miracles when her father begins to believe in a religious hoax which she has secretly created.
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: hoax, teenage life, self discovery, life turned upside down, religions or cults, overnight success, social relations, family relations, parents and children, cons and scams, miraculous event, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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58%
A Feast at Midnight (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A new student at a British public school forms a secret society centered around cooking and midnight feasting with other school misfits and outcasts.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: school, boarding school, secret society, teenage life, coming of age, family, nothing goes right, youth, misfit, family life, boarding school life, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Gregory's Girl (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In his Scottish New Town home, gangling Gregory and his schoolfriends are starting to find out about girls. He fancies Dorothy, not least because she has got into the football team - and is a better player than him. He finally asks her out, but it ...
Style: feel good, contemplative, semi serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, soccer, high school, school, romance, fall in love, unfulfilled love, friends, love and romance, hopes, unfulfillment, youth ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: scotland, europe, england, new jersey, california ...
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56%
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The Family Game (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A sendup of the stereo-typical Japanese family: dad is a salaryman jerk, unable to relate to anyone; mom is a hopeless housewife; the older son is a moderate academic success; but the younger son is a rebellious goof-off for whom a tutor must be ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, clever, witty, suspense ...
Plot: family relations, military life, skyscraper, college life, dedicated educator, lifestyle, youth, society, bittersweet, satire, power relations, teachers and students ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan, asia
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55%
Stanley Ka Dabba (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: India
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Stanley studies in the all-boys Holy Family High School in Andheri East, Mumbai. While his class-mates bring their own tiffin-boxes, Stanley does not do so on the pretext that his mother is away. His friends share their food with him, much to the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: school, family, teachers and students, power relations, social relations, elementary school, teacher student relationship, teacher, student, youth, classroom, stage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.2
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Chalk (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Life in the trenches of that most honorable and frustrating profession...teaching. It's the start of a memorable new year at Harrison High. The self-conscious Mr. Stroope is convinced that his time has come - this year he will be furnished with ...
Style: humorous, semi documentary, psychological, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: high school, teacher, teachers and students, power relations, youth, ambition, hardcase students, lifestyle, rivalry, teenage life, student life, satire ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Gregory's Two Girls (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Twenty years after his teenage crush on a football-mad schoolgirl, Gregory is back at his old school, teaching English. When two of his pupils uncover evil practices at a local factory they want their teacher to help them expose the wrong-doer, who ...
Style: sexy, humorous, sexual, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: conspiracy, school, society, arms dealing, love and romance, dedicated educator, youth, campaign, injustice, power relations, sexual content, comedy of errors ...
Time: 90s
Place: scotland
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53%
Purely Belter (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Gerry and Sewell are broke. Gerry's still at school and Sewell is unemployed/ They botyh wish for better things in life. Owning two season tickets to their beloved football club is their biggest dream of all. The tickets cost £1000 - ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: teenage life, youth, society, theft, money raising, working class, drug abuse, couples, sport team, family relations, hopes, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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: realistic, gloomy, semi serious, humorous
Plot: working class, down on your luck, friends, life is a bitch, politics, misfit, sexual content, profanity, nudity (full frontal - brief), fall in love, social misfits, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Be All and End All (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: At fifteen Robbie has only one thing on his mind - losing his virginity. The problem is that he's in hospital with a fatal heart condition. And who has to overcome the odds and help him fulfil his final wish? His best friend Ziggy.
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, sexy, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, loss of virginity, terminal illness, last wish, looking for sex, teenage life, first sex, unfulfillment, youth, bittersweet, hospital, heart condition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, liverpool
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After School (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A student-teacher relationship goes way beyond the classroom, including pre-historic times.
Style: offbeat, semi serious, humorous, realistic, sexy
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: power relations, school, society, clergy, hopes, teachers and students, youth, friends, religions or cults, introspection, romance, college life ...
Time: 80s, prehistory
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Roommates (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: 'Carry On' director Gerald Thomas helms this comedy caper featuring early appearances by James Robertson Justice, Sid James, Leslie Phillips, Kenneth Williams, Liz Fraser and Eric Barker. The film follows the hi-jinks of a group of music ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: college, musician's life, ambition, school, teachers and students, student life, teenage life, desire for fame, hopes, youth, young heroes, romance ...
Time: 60s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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
Plot: culture clash, friendship, family relations, racism, teenage life, best friends, youth, hopes, family problems, interracial friendship, mother daughter relationship, coming of age ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Ring of Bright Water (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Whoever said dog is man's best friend never met Mij! Mij is a cute, cuddly pet shop otter who captures the heart of Graham Merill (Bill Travers). It doesn't take Graham long to realize that London is no place to raise a slippery otter. So ...
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, exciting, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: pets, otter, heroic mission, heroes, adventure, family, escapades, obsessive quest, animal life, family relations, friends, fall in love ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: scotland, london, england, scottish highlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Henry Poole Is Here (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Henry Poole abandons his fiancée and family business to spend what he believes are his remaining days alone. The discovery of a 'miracle' by a nosy neighbor ruptures his solitude and restores his faith in life.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, emotional, intense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: terminal illness, miraculous event, loneliness, neighbor, society, love and romance, dealing with death, religion, nosy neighbor, depression, suburbs, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Bustin' Loose (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After ex-con Joe Braxton violates his probation he is given a second chance, all he has to do is drive a group of special kids across the country. What could possibly go wrong?
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, witty, offbeat ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: bus, friendship, teacher, school, on the road, fish out of water, cons and scams, youth, starting over, mentally unstable, misfit, friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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43%
Caterina in the Big City (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When her father, Giancarlo is transferred to Rome from the small country town of Montalto Di Castro, Caterina, a 12 years old girl, will discover her new classmates, a totally new world, an ambient extremely divided politically.
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous
Plot: youth, obsession, social differences, fish out of water, friendship, teenage life, society, politics, lifestyle, human nature, hopes, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
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43%
P'tang, Yang, Kipperbang (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An enchanting comedy set in post-World War Two Britain. It studies a teenage boy's relationships and period of sexual awakening. A cricket-obsessed adolescent, Alan Duckworth lusts after his classmate Ann. When the pair score the lead roles in ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Plot: coming of age, school, love and romance, teenage life, young heroes, high school life, youth, society, misfit, power relations, romance, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 80s, year 1948, 1940s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Squint Your Eyes (2002)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Poland
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The story of a spirited ten-year-old girl who has run away from her proudly affluent parents in town and finds grudging refuge with the slightly slovenly caretaker of an abandoned farm, an ex-teacher.
Style: twists and turns, humorous, touching, psychological, semi serious ...
Plot: farm, countryside, family problems, friendship, school, human nature, odd couple, youth, on the run, life is a bitch, family relations, teenage girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Trial and Error (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After nearly 40 years of waiting for his big chance, Wilfred Morgenhall (Sellers) is given the case of defending Herbert Fowle (Attenborough) who is accused of murdering his wife (Beryl Reid). Despite Fowle's insistence of guilt, Moregenhall ...
Style: humorous, witty, clever, cynical, semi serious ...
Plot: murder, courtroom, disorder, deadly, life is a bitch, legal, society, nothing goes right, injustice, power relations, righting the wronged, uncover truth ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Justi&Cia (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 80 min.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: murderous pair, unlikely criminals, disorder, life is a bitch, nothing to lose, crimes, vigilantism, society, social decay, satire, escapades, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
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42%
Holy Flying Circus (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A fantastical re-imagining of the events of 1979, when Monty Python made Life of Brian and the debate about what is an acceptable subject for comedy was blown wide open.
Style: clever, humorous, surreal, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: actor's life, religions or cults, clergy, artists and showbiz, friends, debate, religion, parody, censorship, television, christianity, blasphemy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.2
 12K
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: witty, touching, talky, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: working class, self discovery, couples, opposites attract, society, romance, hopes, infidelity, social differences, university, literature, professor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Motel (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Thirteen-year-old Ernest Chin lives and works at a sleazy hourly-rate motel on a strip of desolate suburban bi-way. Misunderstood by his family and blindly careening into puberty, Ernest befriends Sam Kim, a self-destructive yet charismatic Korean ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: human nature, family problems, power relations, youth, misfit, life is a bitch, hotel, dysfunctional family, male female relationship, friendship between men, mother son relationship, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Dandelions (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young girl is frustrated by her over-protective mom. At school, she meets another fearless little girl that is going to have a big influence on her.
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: best friends, parents and children, family life, couple relations, friends, couples, little girl, friendship, profanity, bittersweet, coming of age, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%