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West Is West (2010)
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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 deep in pubescent crisis under heavy assault both from his father's tyrannical insistence on Pakistani tradition, and from the fierce bullies in the schoolyard. So, in a last, desperate attempt to 'sort him out', his father decides to pack him off to Mrs Khan No 1 and family in the Punjab, the wife and daughters he had abandoned 35 years earlier. It is not long before Ella Khan (Mrs Khan No2) with a small entourage from Salford, England, swiftly follows to sort out the mess, past and present.
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, witty, sentimental, semi serious, realistic
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, youth, love and romance, looking for love, teenage life, society, family problems, family tradition, siblings relations, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, parents and children, family reunited, coming of age, matchmaking, bittersweet, teenager, school, teacher, wedding, friendship, schoolboy, racism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975
Place: england, pakistan, middle east, europe, manchester, manchester england

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and touching films with plots about family relations, youth, parents and children, coming of age, dysfunctional family, family problems and teenage life mostly in Comedy, Drama and Family genres. Some movies like West Is West: East Is East (1999), Anita and Me (2002), Crooklyn (1994), The Best Things in the World (2010), Papa Was Not a Rolling Stone (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: realistic, humorous, witty, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: culture clash, tradition, family relations, muslim, islam, arranged marriage, family problems, family in crisis, family life, parents and children, society, generation gap ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: england, europe, northern england, london, israel
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Anita and 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, sentimental, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: culture clash, family relations, friendship, racism, family problems, best friends, hopes, youth, teenage life, mother daughter relationship, interracial friendship, coming of age ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: england, europe
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61%
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Crooklyn (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: From Spike Lee comes this vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school-teacher, her stubborn jazz-musician husband and their five kids living in '70s Brooklyn.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, sentimental, semi autobiographical ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parenthood, coming of age, family relations, poverty, parents and children, single parent, family problems, school, teenage life, couple relations, black people ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Best Things in the World (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Everyday family life as perfectly normal madness. “As Melhores Coisas do Mundo“ follows a few days in the life of the 15-year-old Mano, who is fighting on two fronts: his parents have just got divorced and he is going through puberty. Mano tries ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, coming of age, family problems, parents and children, youth, gender, teenage life, father son relationship, gay interest, gays and lesbians, dysfunctional family, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Papa Was Not a Rolling Stone (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The 1980s. Stéphanie grows up in La Courneuve, on the outskirts of Paris, in a home where her mother is rarely there and her step-father is brutal. She quickly decides to escape her morose everyday life. Thanks to her grandmother's love, ...
Style: humorous, sincere, sentimental, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: follow your dream, hopes, youth, family relations, adolescence vs adulthood, society, teenage life, parents and children, family problems, friendship, dysfunctional family, high school life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france
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50%
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Kryptonite! (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Set in 1970s Naples, bullied nine year-old Peppino is watching the world around him as his extended dysfunctional family change. Psychedelic flower power and hippie love is threatening the old traditional southern Italian family. Dad is having an ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, humorous, realistic, touching
Plot: dysfunctional family, youth, family relations, family problems, bittersweet, escape from reality, little boy, older sister, imaginary friend, coming of age, older brother, protest ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, sicily
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50%
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The Debut (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Filipino-American high school student Ben (Dante Mercado) works in a comic book shop to earn money to pay his way into Cal Arts. His father, a postman, is determined that his son--who has won a pre-med scholarship to UCLA--will become a doctor. The ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty, touching
Plot: coming of age, culture clash, high school, friendship, couples, high school life, school, looking for love, love and romance, lifestyle, social differences, nightlife ...
Time: 90s
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49%
 5.0
 432
Two-Bit Waltz (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Suspension from school, the loss of a friend, a broken heart and lack of inspiration lead to Maude's downfall in this romp through teenage error. Your teenage years are never easy… but for Maude, things couldn't be worse. Within one ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, stylized ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, siblings relations, teenage life, family relations, teenage love, family life, love and romance, family problems, eccentric family, parents and children, best friends, dark humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Accidents Happen (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: There are dysfunctional families... and then there are the Conways. After a family tragedy, 15-year-old Billy Conway has become the de facto glue between his bitter mom, distant brother, and stoic dad. But when Billy starts to act out, everything ...
Style: semi serious, touching, family saga, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family life, family problems, youth, parents and children, haunted by the past, teenage life, dark humor, social relations, teenage boy, family relations, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.6
 399
Gone Too Far (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Nigeria
Duration: 88 min.
Story: GONE TOO FAR follows two estranged teenage brothers over the course of a single day as they meet for the first time, and struggle to accept each other for who they are. Yemi can't wait for his big brother to join him on the estate in Peckham - ...
Style: uplifting, semi serious, humorous, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: racism, immigrants, family relations, teenage love, social differences, youth, society, life is a bitch, brother brother relationship, working class, dog, urban ghetto ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Bad Mother's Handbook (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Karen Cooper wants to domineer her family and believes she's its pillar. In fact she does everything wrong. Thus she messes up all their lives and futures, rather then help her loved-ones.
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, emotional, feel good ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, lifestyle, family relations, parents and children, teenage life, youth, love and romance, single parent, adolescence vs adulthood, couples, wooing, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.2
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Meantime (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A working-class family in London's East End is struggling to stay afloat during the recession under Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's premiership. Only the mother Mavis is working; father Frank and the couple's two sons Colin, a ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, gloomy, touching, humorous
Plot: working class, mentally challenged, friendship, unemployment, skinhead, society, social misfits, coming of age, youth, misfit, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, england, europe, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Rolling Family (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Brazil, France, Germany, Spain, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A wedding invite from an estranged sibiling inspires a grandmother to assemble her family and embark on a roadtrip in a broken down caravan.
Style: semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous, feel good ...
Plot: family relations, family problems, parents and children, siblings relations, on the road, family life, couples, family in crisis, eccentric family, human nature, dysfunctional family, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america, brazil
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44%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching, witty ...
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Place: new york, usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Wondrous Oblivion (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: UK, France, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: David Wiseman is eleven years old and mad about cricket. He has all the kit but none of the skill. When a Jamaican family moves in next door the father starts giving cricket lessons to David, and becomes close to David's mother. But this is ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, humorous, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, cricket the game, teenage life, family life, parents and children, lifestyle, society, youth, school, sport, bittersweet, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Somers Town (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Two teenagers, both newcomers to London, forge an unlikely friendship over the course of a hot summer. Tomo (Thomas Turgoose) is a runaway from Nottingham; Marek (Piotr Jagiello) lives in the district of Somers Town, between King's Cross and ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, witty, humorous
Plot: immigrants, friendship, parents and children, social differences, teenage life, social misfits, lifestyle, single parent, society, love and romance, family relations, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Driving Lessons (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A shy teenage boy trying to escape the influence of his domineering mother, has his world changed when he begins to work for a retired actress.
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, parents and children, love and romance, family problems, family relations, artists and showbiz, actor's life, friendship, letter, christianity, actress ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: england, edinburgh scotland, scotland, united kingdom, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Bonjour Monsieur Shlomi (2003)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Israel
Duration: 94 min.
Story: 16 years old Shlomi lives with his restless mother, his soldier brother and their ill grandfather. Although not doing well in school, Shlomi is a gifted cook and takes care of most household chores. One day, the school's principal finds out ...
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: high school, prodigy, teenage life, dysfunctional family, self discovery, youth, family life, parents and children, teenage love, fall in love, human nature, mathematics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 7.3
 705
White Teeth (2002)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
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, social decay, family life, parents and children, social differences, culture clash, couple relations, couples, generation gap, family problems ...
Time: 1920s, 80s, 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: europe, england, london, bangladesh
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43%
 5.4
 150
Marine Life (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Marine Life revolves around the choatic family life of June, a middle-aged lounge singer and mother. Aging and twice divorced, lounge singer June Nordstrom tries to cope with her fading beauty, her troubled offspring, her waning career and her young ...
Style: realistic, humorous, touching, emotional, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, love affair, family life, family problems, family relations, couples, love and romance, single parent, youth, child as adult, parents and children, midlife crisis ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Lost in Yonkers (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the summer of 1942 two young boys are sent to stay with their stern grandmother Kurnitz and their childlike aunt Bella in Yonkers, New York.
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, grandmother, aunt, bittersweet, eccentric family, love affair, self discovery, siblings relations, human nature, parents and children, family life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: stylized, witty, humorous, semi serious, talky ...
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Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Elizabeth Alison Gray is just your average suburban 11-year old waiting for adolescence to arrive when she finds out her whole life has been a lie. With only her imagination to guide her, she runs away to find the truth.
Style: humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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As Cool as I Am (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A smart teenage girl comes of age in a small town with her self-centered parents who had her when they were teenagers.
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic
Plot: coming of age, teenage angst, dysfunctional family, teenage life, family relations, family problems, crumbling marriage, youth, parents and children, teen romance, small town, absent father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.7
 3K
Sixty Six (2006)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: France, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A boy's barmitzvah looks set to be a disaster when it coincides with the 1966 World Cup Final.
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, feel good, uplifting ...
Plot: soccer, family relations, world cup, nothing goes right, family life, parents and children, youth, child's point of view, husband wife relationship, coming of age, jewish, solace ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
In Memory of My Father (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Austria
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The youngest son of a legendary Hollywood producer, a Robert Evans type, accepts a bribe from his father to document his death.
Style: cynical, semi serious, touching, humorous, captivating ...
Plot: eccentric family, family relations, parents and children, family problems, love and romance, lifestyle, hollywood, brother brother relationship, dysfunctional family, narcissism, funeral, film producer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
American Girl (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A pregnant teenager is determined to leave her trailer park home with the hope of living a happy family life.
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, biting, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, family problems, family gatherings, teenage life, dark humor, single parent, youth, human nature, siblings relations, social misfits, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.4
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Trust (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: After being thrown away from home, pregnant high school dropout Maria meets Matthew, a highly educated and extremely moody electronics repairman. The two begin an unusual romance built on their sense of mutual admiration and trust.
Style: talky, witty, humorous, realistic, clever ...
Plot: love and romance, age difference, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, family relations, dark humor, bittersweet, coming of age, misfit, social misfits, youth, romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: long island, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Hardboiled Egg (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of Piero, from when he was a kid to fatherhood, over the background of the town of Livorno, Tuscany, where the director Virzì was born.
Style: semi serious, realistic, captivating, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, bittersweet, working class, factory worker, dysfunctional family, teenage love, rich woman poor man, love and romance, youth, society, social relations, family problems ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: tuscany, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.0
 2K
Tricks (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Six-year-old Stefek challenges fate. He believes that setting a chain of events in motion will help him get closer to his father who left his mother. His sister helps him bribe fate with small sacrifices, but things go wrong and then Stefek tries a ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, changing the past or future, single parent, siblings relations, teaching the ways of the world, small town, leaving home, father son relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, brother sister relationship, youth ...
Place: europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%