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Anita & Me (2002)
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Anita & Me (2002)
Original name: Anita and Me
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 and her dysfunctional family.
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious
Plot: culture clash, friendship, coming of age, teenage life, best friends, youth, friends, family relations, racism, parents and children, rebellion, hopes, family problems, society, immigrants, working class, indian lead, ethnic slur, neighbor neighbor relationship, teenage girl, childhood, british, aunt, friends falling out, 14 year old ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: england, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and touching films with plots about family relations, youth, coming of age, friendship, friends, teenage life and parents and children mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Anita & Me: Bhaji on the Beach (1993), West Is West (2010), Papa Was Not a Rolling Stone (2014), East Is East (1999), Foreign Letters (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Bhaji on the Beach (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A group of women of Indian descent take a trip together from their home in Birmingham, England to the beach resort of Blackpool.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, harsh, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, friendship, culture clash, coming of age, misfit, social differences, self discovery, bus, on the road, teenage life, couples, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, london, scotland, new jersey
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95%
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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: witty, realistic, feel good, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, family reunited, family relations, teenage life, family problems, family tradition, looking for love, reunion, youth, matchmaking, society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975
Place: england, pakistan, europe, middle east, manchester ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Papa Was Not a Rolling Stone (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The 1980s. St├ęphanie 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: sentimental, sincere, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, follow your dream, immigrants, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, hopes, best friends, youth, friendship, coming of age, family relations, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france
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69%
 6.9
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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: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious, feel good ...
Plot: culture clash, islam, arranged marriage, tradition, muslim, family in crisis, family life, generation gap, family problems, society, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: england, europe, northern england, london, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Foreign Letters (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A bittersweet coming-of-age film, Foreign Letters is itself a love letter to the unshakeable bond between friends. Set in the pre-email era of the 1980s, young Ellie, newly arrived to the US from Israel, anxiously waits for letters from her best ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: coming of age, picked on, family relations, friends, hopes, immigrants, culture clash, youth, best friends, friendship, social relations, high school ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, vietnam, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.2
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American Chai (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The film deals with an Indian American student who wanted to pursue his love of music over the more 'typical' academic endeavors of Indian Americans (e.g., medicine, engineering, law, and business).
Style: touching, witty, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: college, follow your dream, artists and showbiz, immigrants, parents and children, nothing goes right, love and romance, social misfits, misfit, society, lifestyle, friends ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: clever, witty, touching, realistic, talky ...
Plot: coming of age, working class, friends, salesman, friendship, small town, social relations, family relations, fist fighting, goodhearted, old love, buddies ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: touching, humorous, semi serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, love and romance, youth, single parent, pregnancy, dysfunctional family, coming of age, lifestyle, family relations, friends, teenage love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Girl with Brains in Her Feet (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: teenager, running, best friends, single parent, youth, coming of age, school, friends, power relations, family relations, introspection, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Bruno (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story of a unique young boy genius, Bruno, whose expression of his own individuality leads his family and community along an emotional journey.
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional ...
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Be All and End All (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexual, sentimental ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
A Room for Romeo Brass (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two twelve-year-old boys, Romeo and Gavin, undergo an extraordinary test of character and friendship when Morell, a naive but eccentric and dangerous stranger, comes between them. Morell befriends with the two boys and later asks them to help him ...
Style: touching, disturbing, psychological, realistic, serious
Plot: friendship, youth, dysfunctional family, working class, teenage life, family problems, family relations, friends, best friends, human nature, rejection, psychosis ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Wondrous Oblivion (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: France, UK, 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: humorous, semi serious, feel good, touching, sentimental ...
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Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Meantime (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: gloomy, touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.6
 470
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
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Time: 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.6
 334
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 88 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Me Without You (2001)
Genre: Drama
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Style: realistic, sincere, humorous, semi serious, sentimental ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.0
 333
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 102 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.5
 606
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.8
 952
SoulBoy (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: 1974. Amidst power cuts, strikes and boot-boy aggro on the football terraces, Joe McCain is bored of a life that's going nowhere. Enter hair-dresser Jane: blonde, beautiful, and moving to the beat of a whole new world of sound, movement and ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.5
 434
Kick'n Rush (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
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Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.9
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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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, UK
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Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: sentimental, feel good, touching, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, cross country, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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: semi serious, atmospheric, humorous, stylized, sincere ...
Plot: school, friendship, teacher, young love, classroom, amusement park, first love, parents, fall in love, parents and children, love and romance, coming of age ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.0
 8K
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, melancholic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parenthood, coming of age, parents and children, urban, school, family problems, teenage life, couple relations, single parent, family relations, jazz musician ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic
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Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: As single mom Grace juggles work, bills, and her affair with a married doctor, her daughter, Ansiedad, plots a shortcut to adulthood after finding inspiration in the coming-of-age stories she's reading for school.
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, sentimental, realistic
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
My Son the Fanatic (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 87 min.
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Style: talky, touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: culture clash, prostitute, immigrants, teenage life, couples, family relations, religions or cults, opposites attract, friendship, romance, parents and children, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, london, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%