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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: sad, clever, humorous, suspense, realistic, witty, cynical, semi serious, biting, semi autobiographical
Plot: jewish, apprentice, ghetto, youth, misfit, rich and poor, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, rise to the top, social differences, society, ambition, anti semitism, working class, innocence lost, human nature, adolescence vs adulthood, workplace situations, dancing, gangsters, gambling, lawyer, train, storm ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: canada

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, realistic, humorous and witty films with plots about family relations, parents and children, love and romance, 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), Lost in Yonkers (1993), Joshua Then and Now (1985), Childstar (2004), Outrageous! (1977). 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, melancholic, splatter, satirical, funny ...
Plot: illegitimate son, farce, corporate executive, life & death, chase, catastrophe, brutality, transformation, lawyer, gangsters, survival, life philosophy ...
Time: future, 80s, 70s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new jersey
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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: sexy, touching, sentimental, dramatic, emotional ...
Audience: kids
Plot: dysfunctional family, youth, grandmother, aunt, runaway, adaptation, aging, broadway, brothers, nudity (full frontal - brief), race issues, redemption ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: new york, usa
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81%
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: realistic, serious, psychological, sincere, clever ...
Plot: courtroom drama, jewish, billiards, dysfunctional family, introspection, homecoming, celebrity culture, parents and children, family in crisis, false accusation, eccentric family, family life ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, montreal
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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, light, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: youth, fame, actor's life, filmmaking, coming of age, lifestyle, showbiz, movie business, family relations, artists and showbiz, parents and children, celebrity culture ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
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Outrageous! (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Gay hair stylist Robin Turner does a lot of work for drag queens, all the while dreaming that he'll someday find the courage to perform in drag himself. When his schizophrenic friend, Liza, turns up looking for a place to stay, he little ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, witty, touching, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: lgbt, gay, gay man straight woman relationship, transsexual, lgbtq, disco, hairdresser, female impersonator, roommate, pregnancy, nightclub, mental illness ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, toronto ontario canada, canada
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73%
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, clever, humorous, suspense ...
Plot: coming of age, youth, little boy, child abuse, children, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, unrequited love, parents and children, eccentric family, love and romance, prank, best friends ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: canada, quebec
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65%
The Efficiency Expert (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 85 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, feel good, touching, humorous ...
Plot: downsizing, factory, fish out of water, culture clash, family business, family relations, employer employee relationship, business, empire, big business, factory worker, disorder ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: australia, melbourne australia
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63%
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, feel good, captivating, sexual ...
Plot: wedding, family relations, parents and children, couples, love and romance, youth, adolescence vs adulthood, arranged marriage, nothing goes right, unlikely couple, family gatherings, lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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58%
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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: homeless, teacher, great depression, prairie, isolation, canadian, moving, city, visit, countryside, staircase, father daughter relationship ...
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: realistic, humorous, exciting, light, satirical ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: social differences, mischievous children, spoiled brat, toys, youth, family relations, rich and poor, society, screwball, friendship, escapades, disorder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france
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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, realistic, semi serious, touching, witty ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, parents and children, love and romance, youth, save the day, americana, social differences, social relations, father son relationship, family relations, dealing with death ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, long island
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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: aging, family relations, supernatural, self discovery, guru, elderly, society, hopes, social differences, parents and children, emotionless, dog ...
Time: 20th century
Place: england, europe, london, new zealand
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54%
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: sexy, humorous, affectionate, poignant, ironic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, slut, pregnancy, working class, older man young girl relationship, older man younger woman relationship, sex, sex with teenager, mother son relationship, gang, nerd, age difference ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, post world war two, year 1951
Place: england, tokyo, europe, brighton
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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: semi serious, realistic, witty, humorous, suspense ...
Plot: racism, family relations, ambition, against the odds, lifestyle, rise to the top, culture clash, social differences, dysfunctional family, racial prejudice, injustice, couples ...
Time: 70s
Place: connecticut, usa
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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, atmospheric, humorous
Plot: domineering mother, social differences, love affair, homecoming, fish out of water, culture clash, parents and children, family relations, couples, society, romance, misfit ...
Time: 50s
Place: iceland, europe
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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: suspense, semi serious, realistic, biting, clever ...
Plot: family relations, satire, bittersweet, youth, dedicated educator, society, lifestyle, power relations, college, college life, human nature, family life ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan, asia
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48%
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, sentimental, emotional, atmospheric, light ...
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, terminal illness, youth, mental illness, eccentricity, jewish, cancer, uncle nephew relationship, segregation, first contact, police investigation ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1962
Place: los angeles
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46%
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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: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic, whimsical
Plot: rise to the top, optimism, follow your dream, teenage love, humble, artists and showbiz, society, social misfits, youth, love and romance, family relations, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: suspense, surreal, cynical, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: love and romance, society, introspection, human nature, fall in love, satire, unfulfillment, wooing, nudity (full frontal - brief), coffin, horse drawn carriage
Time: 19th century
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: sexy, realistic, semi serious, humorous, witty ...
Plot: sexual promiscuity, married man, sexual relations, infidelity, affair, working class, husband wife relationship, friendship between girls, polyamory, schoolgirl, older man younger woman relationship, love affair ...
Time: 80s
Place: northern england, yorkshire, england, europe
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40%
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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, touching, realistic, humorous, stylized ...
Plot: first love, youth, fall in love, love and romance, traumatic childhood, family relations, coming of age, misfit, parents and children, high school, boy, self acceptance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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39%
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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: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, humorous, suspense ...
Plot: family relations, friendship, parents and children, childhood friend, youth, resentment, teachers and students, office politics, foe turned friend, bullying, elementary school, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: singapore, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, thought provoking, unusual plot structure, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: marriage, friendship, everyday life, lifestyle, life & death, character study, human nature, marital problem, porn star, aging, love and romance, divorce ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 90s, 80s, year 1974 ...
Place: canada, montreal, new york, quebec, italy ...
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39%
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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: semi serious, realistic, cynical, witty, humorous ...
Plot: satire, rise to the top, ambition, desire for fame, workplace romance, workplace situations, actor's life, rising to stardom, workplace, best friends, love and romance, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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38%
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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: coming of age, immigrants, friendship, social misfits, lifestyle, single parent, society, love and romance, family relations, parents and children, social differences, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, paris france
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37%
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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: touching, humorous, witty, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, love and romance, youth, looking for love, society, family problems, family tradition, siblings relations, teenage life, husband wife relationship, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975
Place: england, pakistan, middle east, europe, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
So Happy Together (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, cynical, realistic, witty
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, family life, eccentric family, uninvited guest, siblings relations, family problems, family gatherings, couple relations, couples, interracial relations, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, europe
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36%
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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, family problems, family relations, couples, love and romance, single parent, youth, child as adult, parents and children, midlife crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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35%
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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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35%