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Whatever Happened to Harold Smith? (1999)
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Whatever Happened to Harold Smith? (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: It's 1976, and Vinny is a confused teenager who can't decide whether he is a disco king or a proto punk rocker.
Style: feel good, humorous, witty, semi serious
Plot: disco, telekinesis, punk rock, youth, romance, wizards and magicians, family relations, parents and children, teenage life, coming of age, eccentric family, magic trick, punk, psychic power, imaginary
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: yorkshire, england, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, realistic and feel good films with plots about family relations, parents and children, youth, coming of age, love and romance, teenage life and couples mostly in Comedy, Drama and Music genres. Some movies like Whatever Happened to Harold Smith?: Queen of Hearts (1989), Daddy Cool (2008), Relative Values (2000), Goats (2012), Down Dog (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Queen of Hearts (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Eddie Luca is the youngest son in a family of Italian immigrants who has moved to London. Beginning from nowhere, they open a cafe in an Italian neighbourhood. One day their father loses the cafe, the home and his wedding ring by gambling.
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: cafe, youth, food, immigrant family, family conflict, coming of age, immigrants, society, love and romance, family relations, family problems, couples ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe
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Daddy Cool (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The story about the age gap between a scientist father, Philipe Le Tallec, and his newly discovered teen aged daughter, Eglantine.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: disorder, teenage life, youth, parents and children, family relations, estrangement, coming of age, adolescence vs adulthood, scientist, daughter, bittersweet, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe
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Relative Values (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A comedy of discriminating taste and dirty little secrets, the story is set in 1952 England, where Nigel, the Earl of Marshwood, woos Hollywood star Miranda Frayle, upsetting both his mother, Countess Felicity of Marshwood, and her former love, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, stylized, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: master and servant, couple relations, social differences, family relations, romance, parents and children, fall in love, couples, power relations, intrigue, servant, risk ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 50s
Place: england, europe
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Goats (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Having a self-absorbed New Age mother and an estranged father means 15-year-old Ellis Whitman has grown up relying on an unconventional guardian: a goat-trekking, marijuana-growing sage called Goat Man. So when Ellis decides to leave the alternative ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, light, funny
Plot: coming of age, family relations, teenage life, youth, eccentric family, parents and children, fall in love, roommate, divorced parents, boy girl relationship, father son relationship, preparatory school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arizona, usa
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Down Dog (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Every boy needs a father. Meet Frank. Lover and father. A high flying sex addict, told that he is dying, tries to connect with his teenage son by teaching him how to get the girl he likes.
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, captivating, touching ...
Plot: starting over, family relations, rehabilitation, addiction, parents and children, estrangement, single parent, coming of age, womanizer, teenage life, father son relationship, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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The Rage in Placid Lake (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Placid Lake has always been different. As an odd fish in a sea of mediocrity, his brilliant ideas are bound to get him into more trouble than success. So when he finds himself flying off the school roof and breaking every bone in his body on ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, family relations, friendship, romance, youth, eccentric family, graduation, teenage life, teenage boy, hippie, high school, boy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
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Easy! (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Bruno Beltrame makes a living of sorts. He wanted to be a great writer but he is content to write the books of others. He also gives private lessons to students who are not serious. Among his pupils is fifteen-year-old Luca, more quick-witted and ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic
Plot: teenage life, life turned upside down, rebellion, disorder, family relations, troublemaker, rebelliousness, parents and children, youth, professor, coming of age, rebel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Mrs. Ratcliffe's Revolution (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Hungary, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on a true story, MRS RATCLIFFE'S REVOLUTION, is the tale of a family from Bingley in Yorkshire, who defect to East Germany. Here they find a nightmare of rationing, censorship and the most spied upon people in history rather than the ...
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: dysfunctional family, dysfunctional marriage, communism, family relations, family problems, parents and children, couple relations, strong female lead, strong female character, german history, cold war, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, germany, east germany
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48%
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Leon the Pig Farmer (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An irreverent comedy is set in motion when Leon Geller, a sensitive Jewish boy from London, accidentally learns that his is the product of artificial insemination.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, offbeat
Plot: farm, satire, nothing goes right, family relations, life turned upside down, dark humor, disorder, breeding, culture clash, strong sexual content, self discovery, fish out of water ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, london, yorkshire
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Man About the House (1974)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An unscrupulous property developer wants to flatten the street to make way for new buildings.Householder George Roper is happy to take the offered money and run but his wife Mildred and their lodgers join with other residents to take a stand and ...
Style: sitcom, semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty
Plot: landlord, restaurant, disorder, social relations, couples, couple relations, henpecked husband, sex, chef, landlord tenant relationship, male female relationship, long haired male ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
For Pete's Sake (1974)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Henry (Streisand) is a woman who would do anything for her husband Pete-- including borrow money so he has a chance of making his dreams come true. But now there's the loan sharks to deal with...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good, witty ...
Plot: money, loan shark, eccentric family, couple relations, down on your luck, cons and scams, fall in love, romance, nothing goes right, race against time, crimes, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Raised by Wolves (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Set on a Wolverhampton council estate, Raised By Wolves is modern day reimagining of the childhood of Caitlin Moran and her brothers and sisters. Single-mum Della lives in a three bedroom council house with Germaine, Aretha, Yoko, Mariah, Wyatt and ...
Style: sitcom, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, family life, eccentric family, single mother, single parent, youth, teenage life, feminist, rite of passage, strong female lead, family, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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45%
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Caffeine (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A fanciful battle of the sexes ensues when the relationships of the staff and patrons of a quirky London café are unexpectedly turned upside down by sudden revelations of terribly embarrassing secrets having to do with their sexual misadventures.
Style: talky, semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: drug abuse, battle of the sexes, friendship, looking for love, workplace situations, love and romance, romance, lifestyle, twentysomething life, family relations, disorder, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Killing Bono (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Neil and Ivan McCormick, two Irish brothers who attempt to become rock stars but can only look on as their high school friends U2 become the biggest band in the world.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty
Plot: rivalry, desire for fame, follow your dream, friends, ambition, teenage life, teenage boy, brother brother relationship, rock and roll, family relations, hopes, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1976, 70s
Place: europe, dublin ireland, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Yank (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Tom Murphy, a middle-aged Irish-American man from Cleveland, travels to Ireland for his best friend’s wedding and to find the perfect woman.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, light, feel good
Plot: friends, family relations, culture clash, love and romance, romance, buddies, parents and children, fall in love, disorder, bar fight
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, ohio, usa, dublin ireland, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Jesus Henry Christ (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: At the age of ten, Henry James Hermin, a boy who was conceived in a petri-dish and raised by his feminist mother, follows a string of Post-It notes in hopes of finding his biological father.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, touching, funny ...
Plot: youth, feminist, eccentric family, obsessive quest, sperm donor, prodigy, young heroes, artificial insemination, parents and children, family relations, escapades, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Acceptance (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: "Acceptance" is a movie that is equivalent of being slapped on the wrist by your mother for not being like everyone. Forget about being different from others and being yourself. In the movie it shows how crazy students and parents can get ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: college, family relations, teenage life, optimism, college life, parents and children, youth, obsessive quest, student life, family, school, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Breakdance Kid (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In 1984, loser pizza guy Whitey Johnson is run over by a semi truck on live television, making him a local hero. The world watches as Whitey vows to not only walk again but to win his town's breakdance competition. Whitey struggles to conquer ...
Style: touching, semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: hip hop, teenage love, ambition, lifestyle, follow your dream, dancer's life, contests and competitions, hopes, romance, rivalry, love and romance, youth ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Skylab (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: It is 1979 and Albertine, 10, and all her family members have gathered in Brittany to celebrate the birthday of her grandmother. Everyone thinks that the Skylab space station from NASA will fall on their heads this summer. The meeting turns into a ...
Style: talky, realistic, semi serious, touching, sincere ...
Plot: nudist, nudist camp, family relations, family gatherings, innocence lost, nude beach, coming of age, youth, parents and children, disco, family life, summer vacation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, france, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Crazy Eyes (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Zack (Haas) is a young, divorced father who starts to develop romantic feelings towards his friend Rebecca (Zima), whom he refers to as "Crazy Eyes". He spends a lot of time at a bar run by his best friend Dan Drake (Busey) and hanging out ...
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, captivating, light ...
Plot: fall in love, romance, adolescence vs adulthood, couples, wooing, womanizer, family relations, lifestyle, parents and children, nightlife, single parent, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Nina's Heavenly Delights (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A feisty young woman returns to Glasgow to run her deceased father's curry house.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sexy, multicultural ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: lgbt, lesbian, lesbian love, lesbian relationship, cooking and food, romance, family business, love affair, friendship, food, lifestyle, forbidden love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: scotland, europe, london, england, taj mahal
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Trippin' (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Greg is near the end of his senior year in high school, wanting to go to the prom, eyeing Cinny (the school's beauty with brains) from afar, and regularly trippin', daydreaming about being a big success as a poet, a student, a lover. His ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, light, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, prom, youth, romance, teenage life, love and romance, lifestyle, buddies, college life, college, gangsters, friends ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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A Beer Tale (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: A coming of age romantic comedy centered around the lives of twin brothers Luke and Corey Frankenstein in the pivotal months following college graduation. Orphaned at the age of five, the brothers inherited their family brewery and were left in the ...
Style: humorous, captivating, feel good, light, semi serious ...
Plot: coming of age, family business, family relations, twins, youth, love and romance, beer, rivalry, friendship, couples, food, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Keeping Up with the Steins (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: All hilarity breaks loose in this heartwarming coming-of-age comedy when three generations of Fiedlers collide in a crazy family reunion. As they prepare for the biggest Bar Mitzvah on the block, they begin to see that they're much more alike ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, witty, realistic
Plot: rabbi, social differences, eccentric family, lifestyle, couples, family life, family gatherings, estrangement, parents and children, youth, empire, judaism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Chain (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Comedy featuring interweaving stories of seven households caught up in a property chain on moving day, each one dependent on the other.
Style: suspense, semi serious, realistic, biting, clever ...
Plot: relocation, house, love and romance, society, couples, family relations, social differences, property, moving
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, sentimental, witty, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family life, siblings relations, teenage love, family relations, teenage life, love and romance, eccentric family, best friends, family problems, parents and children, suicide ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Boy in the Dress (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 63 min.
Story: Based on David Walliams' best-selling children's book, with an all-star cast including Jennifer Saunders, James Buckley, David Walliams and Kate Moss, The Boy in the Dress is a celebration of creativity, difference, football and fashion. ...
Style: humorous, light, captivating, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, contests and competitions, parents and children, cross dressing, eccentric family, youth, sport team, disorder, coming of age, family relations, family, transvestite ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Fakin' Da Funk (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Chinese kid Julian, who was adopted by the black family of Joe and Annabelle Lee and Asian exchange student May-Ling, who is housed with a black family, are trying to adapt to their mostly black neighbourhood of South Central.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: hip hop, african american, kung fu, black man, hip hop culture, gangsters, interracial relations, interracial romance, friends, urban ghetto, family relations, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Royal Palace (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Eugenia is the queen of an imaginary European country. When her husband dies, quite unexpectedly, the country is left without a king. According to the law, the new king needs to be married so that leaves out the eldest son. Her youngest son, Prince ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic, funny ...
Plot: royal family, couples, parents and children, head of state, family relations, state affairs, royal court, manipulation, favoritism among siblings, divorce, palaces castles and temples, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Family Plan (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Charlie MacKenzie is an ambitious young career woman who stretches the truth in a job interview by professing to be married with a family. But her little white lie leads to a great big problem when her new boss moves next door. Desperate to ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sitcom, witty ...
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Time: 20th century, 60s
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31%