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The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1974)
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The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The younger son of a working-class Jewish family in Montreal, Duddy Kravitz yearns to make a name for himself in society. This film chronicles his short and dubious rise to power, as well as his changing relationships with family and friends. Along the way the film explores the themes of anti-semitism and the responsibilities which come with adulthood.
Style: humorous, clever, biting, suspense, realistic, cynical, witty, semi serious
Plot: ghetto, youth, family relations, misfit, rich and poor, parents and children, love and romance, ambition, social differences, anti semitism, society, human nature, working class, rise to the top, innocence lost, adolescence vs adulthood, workplace situations, apprentice, dancing, gangsters, lawyer, jewish, gambling, train, hospital ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: canada

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Most similar movies to The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, realistic and witty films with plots about family relations, love and romance, parents and children, youth, society, father son relationship and coming of age mostly in Comedy, Drama and Family genres. Some movies like The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz: Carbon Copy (1981), Joshua Then and Now (1985), Lost in Yonkers (1993), Childstar (2004), It's Not Me, I Swear! (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Carbon Copy (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A white corporate executive is surprised to discover that he has a black teen-age son who can't wait to be adopted into the, almost-exclusively-white community of, San Marino, California.
Style: humorous, biting, cynical, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: interracial relations, illegitimate son, farce, social differences, parents and children, suburbs, racism, teenage life, discrimination, suburban life, family life, satire ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new jersey
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Joshua Then and Now (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Based on a novel by Mordecai Richler, allegedly his autobiography, it tells the story of a Jewish writer, from his life as a young boy in Montreal to his more complicated grown-up life.
Style: psychological, sincere, clever, serious, realistic
Plot: courtroom drama, ambition, life is a bitch, coming of age, rise and fall, family relations, religions or cults, injustice, family problems, unfulfillment, writer's life, introspection ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, montreal
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93%
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, realistic, semi serious, feel good ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, aunt, grandmother, teenage life, love affair, human nature, parents and children, siblings relations, family life, self discovery, eccentric family ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942
Place: new york, usa
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79%
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Childstar (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Childstar is about an egotistical 12-year-old named Taylor Brandon Burns who has skyrocketed to fame at that young age. His relationship with his driver, Rick, takes a turn when Taylor confides in him about the problems of celebrity and the fears of ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, light, witty ...
Plot: actor's life, fame, filmmaking, coming of age, lifestyle, showbiz, celebrity culture, youth, artists and showbiz, parents and children, satire, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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It's Not Me, I Swear! (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Léon is ten years old, has lots of problems and an overly fertile imagination. Of course, there is mom and dad who are always fighting, and those annoying neighbors who get to spend the summer at the beach. And then, there's Léa, the ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, clever, offbeat ...
Plot: best friends, prank, love and romance, youth, parents and children, eccentric family, disorder, family relations, innocence lost, fall in love, dysfunctional family, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: canada, quebec
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63%
Wish You Were Here (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In a staid English seaside town after the Second World War, young Lynda grows up with her widowed father and younger sister. Rebellious Lynda has been swearing constantly from an early age. At sixteen, she becomes more exhibitionist and seeks out ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, bleak ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, teenage girl, post war, working class, youth, rebellion, society, social relations, family relations, love and romance, small town, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, brighton, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Why Shoot the Teacher? (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: It's the winter of 1935 and Max Brown is newly arrived in Willowgreen, Saskatchewan - a rural Canadian prairie town - on his first teaching job in a one room schoolhouse. He quickly realizes that this is not his dream situation: the winter is ...
Plot: great depression, teacher, prairie, isolation, canadian, schoolhouse, drawing, marriage, meeting, male in bathtub, train, world war one veteran ...
Time: year 1935
Place: canada
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58%
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The Toy (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Francois, a journalist, tours a big store for an article, he is chosen by the son of the newspaper's owner, Rambal-Cochet, as his new toy. Needing money and unwilling to quit his job, Francois agrees to this ridiculous assignment. ...
Style: humorous, realistic, exciting, light, satirical ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: social differences, toys, family relations, mischievous children, rich and poor, society, screwball, parents and children, youth, disorder, power relations, friendship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Diggers (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Diggers is a coming-of-age story directed by Katherine Dieckmann. It portrays four working-class friends who grow up in The Hamptons, on the South Shore of Long Island, New York, as clam diggers in 1976. Their fathers were clam diggers as well as ...
Style: humorous, touching, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, parents and children, americana, social differences, social relations, youth, save the day, love and romance, family relations, father son relationship, working class ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
June in January (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A newly engaged bride dreamed of her wedding day with her late mother for her entire life, and is looking forward to planning every perfect detail to honor her mom's memory. But her special day is nearly ruined by her intimidating future ...
Style: humorous, light, captivating, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, couples, wedding, love and romance, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, arranged marriage, nothing goes right, wedding reception, family gatherings, unlikely couple
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
My Talks with Dean Spanley (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: New Zealand, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in Edwardian England where upper lips are always stiff and men from the Colonies are not entirely to be trusted, Fisk Senior has little time or affection for his son, but when the pair visit an eccentric Indian, they start a strange journey that ...
Style: cynical, semi serious, clever, humorous, offbeat
Plot: family relations, supernatural, self discovery, aging, hopes, society, elderly, guru, parents and children, social differences, emotionless, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, victorian england
Place: england, europe, new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Seagull's Laughter (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iceland, Germany, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Post-war provincial Iceland: around 1950, Freyja, who'd been a plump teen, returns from America, a widow with a 20-inch waist, seven suitcases of dresses, and a list of who ever wronged or slighted her. She moves in with an aunt and socialist ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, atmospheric
Plot: love affair, social differences, family relations, couples, society, romance, misfit, parents and children, homecoming, fish out of water, culture clash, domineering mother ...
Time: 50s
Place: iceland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Barney's Version (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, Canada
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The picaresque and touching story of the politically incorrect, fully lived life of the impulsive, irascible and fearlessly blunt Barney Panofsky.
Style: emotional, semi serious, witty, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: suicide, marriage, friendship, lifestyle, everyday life, marital problem, human nature, aging, love and romance, divorce, jewish, actress ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 90s, 80s, year 1970 ...
Place: canada, new york, quebec, montreal, italy ...
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Good Fences (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Set in the 1970s, Tom Spader is an attorney who is determined to end what he has dubbed "the colored man's losing streak." When his winning of a high-profile case thrusts him into the limelight, he decides to moves his wife and their ...
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, biting ...
Plot: racism, family relations, ambition, against the odds, dysfunctional family, culture clash, social differences, lifestyle, rise to the top, crumbling marriage, law firm, injustice ...
Time: 70s
Place: connecticut, usa
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47%
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: witty, clever, sentimental, humorous, biting ...
Plot: family relations, military life, school, college, lifestyle, society, dedicated educator, youth, satire, bittersweet, power relations, teachers and students ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan, asia
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47%
Unstrung Heroes (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Steven Lidz, unhappy with his home life since his mother got sick, goes and lives with his two crazy Uncles. There he changes and gets closer to his Uncles, but his parents want him home even though he is finally happy and popular. Written by Todd ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, family relations, terminal illness, mental illness, love and romance, unfulfillment, misfit, single parent, bittersweet, human nature, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1962, 1960s
Place: los angeles
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44%
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Humble Pie (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: At nearly 400 pounds, Tracy Orbison is a wide target. When he sets out to pursue his dream of acting, the grocery clerk finds an assortment of people waiting to dash his dreams. Through it all, Tracy remains irrepressibly upbeat, convinced he's ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching
Plot: follow your dream, rise to the top, optimism, teenage love, social misfits, family relations, society, love and romance, youth, physical appearance, parents and children, humble ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious, cult film ...
Plot: sexual promiscuity, affair, schoolgirl, sexual relations, youth, couples, friends, strong sexual content, teenage love, love triangle, forbidden love, infidelity ...
Time: 80s
Place: northern england, yorkshire, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Efficiency Expert (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Wallace is an efficiency expert, managing the high-profile downsizing of a major auto parts factory. But when he is hired to evaluate a small moccasin factory which seems from another era, Wallace has to reconsider the rapid modernization he ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous, feel good ...
Plot: family relations, culture clash, fish out of water, family business, factory, big business, downsizing, disorder, workplace situations, workplace romance, misfit, workplace ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: australia, melbourne australia
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40%
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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, youth, love and romance, parents and children, midlife crisis, child as adult, single parent, family problems, couples, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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40%
Fathers & Sons (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Fathers & Sons is a comedic exploration of a group of men and their relationships with their fathers. A middle-aged Jewish man meets his father for the first time at the funeral of his mother. A south-Asian accountant introduces his white fiance ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: family relations, bollywood, parents and children, family problems, family gatherings, dysfunctional family, death in the family, siblings relations, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, jewish, stock broker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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39%
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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, family relations, social misfits, society, single parent, lifestyle, love and romance, parents and children, social differences, teenage life, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, europe, england, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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I Not Stupid (2002)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Singapore
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Kok Pin, Boon Hock and Terry are classmates in "EM3" stream. In Singapore, that means that at the age of 12, the government has decided that they are not as academically inclined as their peers. Kok Pin is creative and a born artist but ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, humorous, biting ...
Plot: family relations, friendship, parents and children, teachers and students, youth, resentment, childhood friend, childhood friends, office politics, foe turned friend, transplant, studying ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: singapore, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Posthumous Memories (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Portugal, Brazil
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Free adaptation of Machado de Assis' classic. The narrator is a rich dead man, who tells us about his life and times, making fun of both.
Style: contemplative, suspense, cynical, surreal, semi serious ...
Plot: introspection, human nature, love and romance, society, fall in love, wooing, satire, unfulfillment, nudity (full frontal - brief), coffin, horse drawn carriage
Time: 19th century
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Lisa Picard Is Famous (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A documentarian decides to follow the career of New York actress Lisa Picard, believing she is on the brink of fame. Instead, he bears witness to Lisa's continued, humorous, struggles as an actress, as well as the conflict that arises when ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: satire, ambition, desire for fame, rise to the top, workplace romance, workplace situations, filmmaking, lifestyle, rising to stardom, actor's life, love and romance, workplace ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Treading Water (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: At first glance, Mica seems a perfectly normal boy. But first glances can often be deceiving... For one, Mica's house is now a museum honouring Guillermo Garibai, the legendary Mexican crooner. Mica spends most of his time there, giving guided ...
Style: semi serious, stylized, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Plot: love and romance, youth, fall in love, first love, parents and children, family relations, high school, misfit, coming of age, traumatic childhood, boy, self acceptance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ 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: stylized, humorous, semi serious, atmospheric, inspirational ...
Plot: coming of age, old love, friendship, profanity, small town, love and romance, society, social differences, working class, salesman, friends, social relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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 ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, love and romance, youth, looking for love, siblings relations, teenage life, family problems, family tradition, society, husband wife relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975
Place: england, pakistan, europe, middle east, manchester england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
American Graffiti (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A couple of high school graduates spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: radio, coming of age, small town, friendship, first love, car race, party, love at first sight, teenage love, oldies, adolescence vs adulthood, buddies ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1962, 70s ...
Place: california, usa
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35%
Tellement proches (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Famille : Groupe de personnes réunies par des liens de parenté et un fort sentiment de solidarité morale et matérielle. Quand Alain a épousé Nathalie, il ne savait pas qu'il épouserait aussi sa famille. Ce samedi, comme toutes les ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, cynical, witty
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, family life, uninvited guest, eccentric family, siblings relations, interracial relations, couples, family problems, family gatherings, couple relations, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%